Hey everybody! Yea Yea I know, why am I starting another fic? Well, this one is actually for a purpose. This is for CCPheonix's Taito contest. If you want to enter, here are the rules.

1. No Taiora, Mimato, Sorato or Michi

2.Must have Taito, even if its unrequited,

3.Must be an 01 or an 02, NO tamers or season four

4.It must include roamance

Those are the rules. The closing date is 30th June If it includes the above four relationships I wont read it!

Those are her words, not mine so there ya have it. I told her I'd advertise for her. Anyway, so yea, this is another Taito. And I honestly have no idea where this idea came from. I just thought it'd be interesting for something like this to happen. Summary says it all. So sit back, relax, and enjoy! Not even gonna bother with the disclaimer.

Tai's POV

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Call me crazy if you want but I can't help feeling like this. I hate Saturday. Well, maybe not Saturday in it's entirety, but just this Saturday. On a day that I SHOULD be outside playing soccer or hanging out with my other friends, but NO....I get to be in a mall shopping with one of my best friends.....WHO HAPPENS TO BE A GIRL! Can you tell that I'm not happy about it?

"C'mon Tai, you could at least pretend you enjoy this." Sora said, snapping me out of my thoughts.

"Yea, I could....but I probably won't since I hate this." I retorted back. She ignored me and continued walking down the mall. I sped up to keep up with her.

"Remind me why I'm here again?" I asked her as we walked in no direction.

"Because you love me so much?" Sora replied sweetly. I rolled my eyes and gave her a look that said, "yea right." She just stuck out her tongue and made this weird sort of face.

"Oh yea, very attractive, Sors." I smirked, which rewarded me with a smack.

"Alright, so maybe it's not the love. But, if I'm not mistaken, I believe it's a certain blonde boy's 15th birthday in about 2 1/2 weeks. Shouldn't you be trying to figure out what to buy him?" She reminded me. Not that I needed reminding. I mean come on, how does someone forget their best friend's birthday? All right I admit, I forgot last year until the day before. And I forgot the year before that. But that's not the point.

"I know. I remembered." I replied dully.

"Just making sure because you've forgotten for the past 2 or 3 years." She said as we walked onto the food court for lunch.

"I know. I remember." I replied dully as I followed her.

"Ok, just checking because you don't want to do that to him again do you? Besides TK and his parents, your gift matters the most to him." She told me. I nodded and flopped down at a table.

"Besides, do you realize what it seems like when you pull that kind of stuff? You make it seem like you don't even care about Matt." She drawled on. I finally snapped.

"DAMNIT, SORA I GET THE FRIGGIN' POINT!" I lashed out at her. Damn it, she just doesn't understand. But I can't tell her. What if she is one of those people who would totally freak out about it? Pitiful, isn't it? I don't even know how one of my best friends, someone I've known since we were about 3 years old, would react to the fact that I'm gay. (AN: Tai already realizes his feelings for Matt. Makes it easier for me. *winks*)

"You know what, Tai? Sometimes I wonder if you really do understand." She said, glaring at me.

"You know what, Sora? You're the one that doesn't understand. So shut the hell up until you do." I shouted back, except you couldn't tell I was yelling at her because it was so noisy. She glared at me and I glared right back at her. So there we were, just glaring at eachother like total idiots for at least 10 minutes, before one of us finally said anything.

"Alright you know what, Tai? Seeing as how I don't 'understand' as you put it, why don't you enlighten me?" She asked me cooly. My gaze narrowed a bit, although I'm not sure why. Sora's my best friend, one of them anyway. I should be able to trust her right? Right.

"Sure. I'll 'enlighten' you as you put it. How about this for an answer? I'm gay and I happen to like Matt as more than a friend." I blurted out in one sentence. Silence fell upon us, making me feel a TAD bit uncomfortable about this whole situation.

"So I WAS right." She said slowly.

"Right about what?" I gulped and tried to read her expression.

"You have a crush on Matt. I knew it!" she said, smiling widely. All right, say what?

"You knew!?!?! How the HELL would you know? I never told you!" I exclaimed. She smirked a little and got up from the table. Wait, what about lunch? I jumped up and raced after her.

"Tai, I can tell when a person likes someone. It was sorta obvious actually. I mean, I see the way you look at him. And you don't treat him like anyone else." She explained as we cruised down the mall AGAIN!

"So...........it doesn't bother you at all?" I chose my words carefully. She smiled a bit and shook her head.

"Of course not. I think it's kinda cute." She replied. I sweatdropped.

"Don't tell me stuff like that." I moaned. She giggled a bit and continued walking.

"But yea, I like him. I just don't know how to tell him. I don't think he's gay." I said out of nowhere.

"How do you know? You never can tell how he feels or what he's thinking." She replied. She thinks she knows everything. Oh wait, that's actually true.

"Alright smartass, how do I find out what he's thinking?" I asked.

"Simple. Get his attention, duh." She smirked confidently.

"And exactly how do I get his attention?" I asked again. She stopped in her tracks and thought about that.

"I'm not sure actually...." she trailed off.

"I knew you didn't. So I guess that plan's out the window of opportunity." I replied grimly. That sucks that that's the only thing she DOESN'T know. We continued walking around in silence, only broken by a girly remark about something in a window from Sora every now and then. I was lost in my own thoughts about Matt, and Sora in her own thoughts about....whatever girls think about. Which is why I crashed right into her when she suddenly stopped, causing me to fall on my butt.

"Ow! Sora, what'd ya stop for?" I whined as I picked myself up from the floor. She didn't reply but instead exclaimed,

"THAT'S IT!" and ran into the store. She returned 5 minutes later with some papers that she was intently looking over.

"Yes! This is perfect!" she squealed as she flipped through random pages.

"Sora? Mind telling me what the hell you're talking about?" I asked impatiently. She grinned and continued looking at the papers.

"Tai, I think I found the most perfect way to get Matt's attention." She announced excitedly. She was REALLY starting to freak me out.

"And what would that be?" I asked very cautiously now, not sure if I wanted to know the answer.

"Check this out." She said, thrusting one of the papers into my hands. I turned it over, sat down, and read it.

ODAIBA'S 5th ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL MALE MODEL CONTEST

Male modeling contest for males age 14-19. Held on Saturday May 17, 2003. Must have application turned in by May 7. Cost: $20. Contestants will be judged in many attires including sportswear, casualty, eveningwear, etc.
Call 765-4790 for more information.

I looked at the paper, then at Sora, then back at the paper. Then I had my answer.

"NO WAY!" I shouted as I handed the paper back to her.

"Oh come on, Tai! It's the most perfect sure-fire way to get his attention." She reasoned.

"AND THE REST OF THE ODAIBA'S ATTENTION AS WELL! I'd be the laughing stock of Odaiba High!" I shouted again, but then stopped yelling when I remembered where I was.

"Not exactly. I looked at the pile of entries. Seems as though you have some of the school's best guys in the competition." She said slyly. I shook my head and decided not to even try and understand what she was implying.

"Besides," she continued talking. "You're the one who wanted to get his attention. And I think that if you won this thing, you'd definitely get his attention. Maybe even his love." She said.

"What makes you so sure that I'd win?" I asked her.

"C'mon T. Look at you. You are, as Mimi would say, 'Too adorable for words.' She replied.

"Oh? And when were you talking to Mimi?" I raised an eyebrow at her.

"A couple of nights ago on MSN. Meems and I both thought that you are definitely model material. And Mimi's a model over in New York herself so you KNOW that that means something." She replied confidently.

"Yea, maybe." I mumbled. She grinned triumphantly. She could tell that she was wearing me down.

"And since she's coming over soon, she can help you prepare and stuff." She added.

"Mimi's coming to Japan? When?" I asked.

"She said she'd be here on Thursday of next week. Then she leaves on the 19th, the Monday after the contest. When I tell her what you're doing and why, she's so gonna want to help." She said excitedly, thinking up little plans in her head.

"WHOA WHOA WHOA! I haven't agreed that I'm doing this yet!" I said hastily. She rolled her eyes.

"All right Tai. Time to tell you one more thing. First prize winner recieves $5000." She said dully. My eyes went wide in shock and I just stared at her.

"So think about this, T. If you entered and won, you'd get Matt, $5000, and a title for something besides sports." She rationalized.

"No. I'd get $5000, a title for something other then sports, and MAYBE a chance with Matt. We still don't know if he's straight or whatever." I said, bringing her back to reality.

"I think he likes you." She said quietly.

"Yea right."

"Seriously. When I said that you treat him differently and look at him with love in your eyes, I meant that for both of you. You BOTH do that kind of stuff. I just don't think HE realizes it yet. But the contest would." She stated. I thought about it for a while, contemplating the risks and rewards.

"So what do you say, Tai? You gonna do this or not?" she asked firmly. I sighed and stood up.

"What do I have to lose?" I shrugged in defeat. Her eyes lit up and threw her arms around my neck.

"This is gonna be so great, Tai! Just watch, you'll have Matt for yourself in no time." She said happily. If only it were really that easy. She grabbed my arm and dragged me out of the mall.

"Come on Tai. We need to get on MSN and talk to Mimi. And we need to start filling out your application." She said as we walked down the street to her apartment. And the whole time she did all I could think was, 'Male model. What have I gotten myself into?'

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Like it? Hate it? Any preference?? Well, let me know what you guys think about this idea. And FYI, I don't know Japanese currency, so I used American dollars. If anyone knows how much $5000 US dollars is in Japanese currency, let me know in your review. As for the story itself, I have it totally thought out, so this will be out quicker then my other Taito that isn't moving anywhere. Which I should probably be working on...Oh well. Bye Peepz!

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