I've been floating on cloud nine since Tai got back. I don't know if it's because I love him so much or just because I've been so Tai-deprived. But now that he's back, I have a big surprise for him. I looked at my clock and sighed. He said that he would meet me at the park in a few hours. Now all I have to do is wait for the time to pass. Still waiting…
"I. Am. So. Bored!" I yelled out loud. I was lying sprawled out on my bed, shirtless and obviously restless. I haven't seen Tai a whole lot since he came home and when I did see him for the first time, it ended up as a big fight and he broke up with me. But in the end, we apologized and hooked back up. Some reunion, huh? But it got me thinking of some things. No not those kind of things, just stuff about the relationship. And it as come to my attention that Tai and I have skipped over a really important part of our relationship: our first date.
"Which is why I'm going to meet him today. But no, it has to wait until he wants to meet up with me," I grumbled to myself as I glared daggers at the clock.
"Move you piece of junk!" I shouted and stormed over to the clock. Then I realized what happened.
"Now how in the hell does an electric alarm clock die?" I shook my head and went to check the clock in the living room.
"Oh crap!" The clock in the living worked perfectly. And it now said that I only have half an hour until I had to go find Tai. I walked back into my room and threw open the closet.
"Okay, I need to wear something casual, but it still has to look attractive," I murmured to myself as I chucked outfit after outfit onto my bed.
"This is freakin' impossible!" I gave up and checked the laundry room.
"It just has to be casually attractive, not necessarily clean," I growled as I pawed through the pile on the floor.
"Aha!" I said in triumph as I pulled out a pair of jeans and a button down long sleeved black shirt. I first tried buttoning all the buttons up; then I realized that looked dorky. So I unbuttoned the top two buttons.
"Million times better." I grinned and walked into my bathroom. I didn't bother to do much to my hair besides drag a comb through it.
"This is stupid. Forget it," I said to myself and ran out the door. I made my way to the park and saw Tai at our usual spot by the pond. He looked good in a pair of grayish jeans and a short sleeved blue button-down shirt, with three buttons undone.
"About time you got here. I was almost ready to leave," Tai said jokingly and scooted over. I rolled my eyes and sat on the rock next to him.
"Yeah yeah, shut up." I grinned at him anyway.
"So what was so important that you had to drag me out here?" he asked me.
"I didn't drag you, actually. You came here on you own free will," I reminded him.
"Whatever. What's this about, Yama?" Now was the right moment. I could finally tell Tai everything I thought about and ask him on a date.
"Well, Tai, here's the thing. I've been doing a lot of thinking lately."
"That's a first."
"Sorry. Keep going." He grinned.
"Anyways, I've come to realize that we haven't done something very important."
"Matt, we already screwed. What's more important?"
"Tai, that's not the point!"
"All right. So what's you important point?"
"Well, I've thought over everything we've done in this relationship, and I realized we skipped over something really big. We've been going out since May and we-" Just then, this old guy decided to come along with the weed whacker, going around the trees near us.
"We haven't actually done our first date yet!" I shouted over the noise.
"What?" Tai hollered back at me.
"First date! Never happened!" I yelled back. He shook his head.
"I can't hear you! Let's get out of here!" he shouted and walked away from me. I sighed and followed him. We headed out to the main road and started walking down the sidewalk.
"That's better. So what were you saying?" Tai asked me.
"Well, I've been thinking. Sure we've screwed and kissed and junk, but we missed something big."
"What'd we miss, Matt?"
"We totally missed-" Suddenly there was a screeching noise behind us. Tai and I turned around and saw that there was a car wreck. Cop cars starting showing up, blaring their sirens everywhere.
"Missed our first date," I said. Tai shook his head.
"It's impossible to hear what you're saying! Come on!" he yelled over the sound and pulled me away. We walked further away from the wreck and into the quiet part of town.
"Jeeze, that was unexpected. So now, what were you trying to say?"
"Okay, we've missed a milestone in our relationship. We've skipped right over-" For the third time today, I was interrupted. This time it was because they dropped a…piano? I stared in front of me at what used to be a grand piano. Soon they had all of these tow trucks and guys moving the piano, creating even more loud noise. I glanced over to Tai. He simply shrugged and walked away. You would think I was jinxed or something. We walked towards the junior high.
"Would you like to try again?" Tai asked, trying to contain his laughter.
"Okay. The one thing we haven't done yet is-"
"Oh my gosh, it's him!" I stopped dead in my tracks. I slowly turned around.
"It's Matt! The lead singer of the Teenage Wolves!" I looked behind me and saw them. A humongous group of fangirls, including their leader Jun Motamiya, Dai's sister. I turned and looked at Tai.
"Tai…I advise you to run," I said as calmly as possible before I grabbed his wrist and started running the opposite direction.
"He's getting away!" I heard Jun announce and they started following us.
"Matt, this is nuts! What are we going to do?" Tai asked over the girls' screams.
"Just run, we'll figure out somewhere to lose them," I panted and looked over my shoulder. Not a smart move on my part, as I fell on my face just then. I started to get up, but Jun was too close. She pounced on me.
"Not so fast, Mattie boy," she said. I rolled my eyes and lifted my shirt over my head.
"We'll see about that," I replied, throwing the shirt a good distance away and taking off again. Jun was still puzzled but then got up and followed the material, along with the other girls. Somewhere along the way, I had lost Tai. I ran faster, hoping to put some distance between me and the rabid fangirls. Suddenly something caught my wrist and I was pulled backwards. I started to say something but someone clasped their hand over my mouth. I looked behind me and saw Tai. He shook his head and pointed out into the street. They raced right past us.
"Smart move, Chi," I said as we walked out and down the opposite direction, away from the girls.
"Of course; it was my idea after all," he boasted. I rolled my eyes and shrugged. "Matt, where's your shirt?"
"Jun pounced on me, so I had to take it off."
"Better than your pants I suppose," Tai chuckled and walked into the Mocha Wave. I followed him inside and sat at a booth. "There, this is sure to be a place that we can talk," he said and faced me. Of course, leave it to Tai to have the worst timing for everything.
"Everybody freeze and shut up!" Three men in black ski masks burst into the building. See what I mean? Now the Mocha Wave was going to be robbed. This day is not going how I had planned it to go.
"Stop! You're under arrest!" The cops showed up. I sighed and pulled Tai outside.
"Jeeze, it's like people are doing all of this on purpose," Tai remarked thoughtfully. I shook my head and sighed.
"You're telling me." We started walking around aimlessly again.
"Wanna try the tower?" Tai suggested. Why didn't I think of that? I didn't reply and just started walking in that direction. We rode the elevator up to the top and got off.
"See? Nice up here. Now you can talk, right?"
"Yeah." I smiled.
"All right, so we haven't done-"
"Excuse me, aren't you Tai Kamiya?" somebody interrupted me, yet again. Tai turned around and smiled.
"Yeah, that's me."
"Hi, I'm Tiffany Griffin. I was just wondering if I could have a few words with you." Tai looked at me, then back at the reporter.
"Well, you really should be asking my modeling director," Tai replied and looked at me again.
"I'm sorry, but Mr. Kamiya isn't open for interviews today. Sorry." I don't think that was the answer she wanted.
"You can't tell me that. You're just a kid!" she growled.
"Sorry, he calls the shots. Let's go, Mr. Ishida," Tai said as he turned around.
"Right behind you, Mr. Kamiya," I replied and we rode down to the bottom.
"Why don't we head back to one of our houses?" he suggested.
"Whatever." I shrugged and followed Tai. We walked along in silence when Tai came to a halt.
"What?" I asked him.
"Matt, isn't that your apartment?" He pointed up to the building. I looked up and my eyes widened.
"I really hope not!" I cried out and ran to find the firemen. I didn't know if it was my apartment or not, but somewhere on my floor, a home was on fire.
"Hey, what's the number of the apartment that's on fire?" I asked one of the firemen.
"Number 619. No one's allowed up on that floor until we put out the fire and everything," he answered. I sighed in relief and walked away.
"Not my apartment, but we can't go up there," I relayed the information back to Tai. He nodded and tilted his head back to the street.
"Then let's go to mine," he said and grabbed my hand, leading me to his place. We headed into his house.
"No one's home so no interruptions." He grinned. I nodded and sat on the couch.
"Good. Okay, so what I've been trying to say all day is that we haven't been on-"
"You're not even listening to me!" The front door opened and someone was yelling at someone else. Tai and I looked over the back of the couch and sighed. Kari was on her cellphone, yelling at the person on the other end.
"TK, you don't even know what you're talking about!" I will personally kill both TK and Kari for this.
"She did not!" Kari continued yelling at my brother. Tai got off of the couch and snatched the phone from her hands.
"TK, she'll talk to you later," Tai told him and hung up. Kari turned towards her brother and glared at him.
"Tai! That was important!" She turned her anger onto him.
"I'm sure it was. My conversation is important too." Tai gestured back behind him. Kari looked over towards me.
"Hi Matt, I didn't even see you."
I shrugged. "Kari, if you want, you could go over to TK's house and just yell at him there," I suggested to her. She looked thoughtful for a bit and then grinned.
"That's a good idea, Yama. See you guys later!" she called over her shoulder and walked out of the door.
"I feel sorry for your brother," Tai commented as he sat down again.
"Yeah well, I bet he deserves it if he made Kari that mad," I reasoned.
"Good point. Okay, so now talk."
"Okay. So we still have failed to go-" There was a knock on the door then. I was really starting to get pissed off and contemplated on whether I should just bag the whole idea until tomorrow. My frustration must have shown on my face because Tai sent me an apologetic look.
"Go answer it," I sighed. He nodded and got off of the couch. He opened the door, only to reveal a salesman on the other side.
"Hi, I'm Guy McMan and I work with Hoover vacuum company. We would like to sell you a vacuum today!" the overly perky seller said to Tai.
"No thanks, we have a vacuum." Tai started to close the door, but Guy blocked it.
"But this is a very good model, sir. It is state of the art for the cleanest job possible," Guy persisted. I growled and stalked over to the door.
"Look, he said he didn't want it. So goodbye!" I slammed the door in his face. I growled again. "That's it! I never thought it would be so hard to talk to you!" I yelled out of frustration.
"I'm sorry," Tai said, looking slightly hurt and even more apologetic. Curse me and my temper.
"No it's not your fault. It's just the way everything's turned out today," I replied. He nodded and sat down on the couch again.
"So, now talk. No more interruptions, I promise," he said to me and patted the space next to him. I sat down by him and leaned back against the couch, finally pleased with myself for the peace and quiet.
"All right. We've never had our first date." Tai blinked and looked at me.
"We haven't, have we?" he said. I nodded.
"Yeah, I just realized that a few days ago. I've been trying to tell you all morning." I nodded. Tai grinned and shook his head.
"Been a crazy day hasn't it?" he said rhetorically.
"No kidding. So what do you say? Want to give a first date a try?" I asked him. He nodded immediately.
"You bet. Tomorrow night?" he asked hopefully. I grinned and nodded back.
"It's a date," I said and pulled him in for a kiss, feeling lighter than air and anticipating the next evening.
Yep, this is the sequel to Model Love. So hopefully you guys like it. This is so old and juvenile compared to my newer work, but it still has a fond place in my heart. So that's why I edited it. Yep. Thanks for reading!