Epilogue

The Morning After

Disclaimer: Digimon doesn't belong to me, it belongs to Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, and BanDai. I'm just borrowing the characters, and I am not receiving and profit for writing this piece of fiction.

Notes: After you read this part, please answer me one question: Should I write a sequel? I have an idea, but I would like to know if anyone would read it. Thanks!

Started: April 9, 2001
Completed: April 11, 2001

Epilogue

"I'm getting nervous!"

"Stop moving around, Sora! I can't finish your hair!"

"But I can't help it, Mimi!"

"There, done. How does it look?" Mimi said, giving Sora a mirror, so she could look at herself. Sora looked at her once just-past-shoulder-length orange hair that was now curled around her head. Mimi had brought her locks up into a twist that rest against the back of her head, while leaving a few whisps hanging down at the front. There were small, blue flowers imbedded in a crown shape around her head, that matched perfectly. She inspected her face as well, to make sure everything was alright. Hey eyelids were coated in a light purple colouring, while she wore a simple pink gloss that made her lips full.

"Oh Mimi, it's perfect! I love it! Thank you!" Sora said, hugging her friend lightly.

"No problem, Sora. Your hair is a lot of fun to work with," Mimi said. "So, is everything ready?"

"Yeah, I think so," Sora said, looking down toward her dress. She walked over to the full-body mirror near the corner, and looked at herself in full. She wore an ancle-length plain white dress, that was held up by two thin spaghetti straps at the top. She spun around once quickly, causing the dress to fly out in all directions. Suddenly, there was a knock at the door. Both Sora and Mimi turned their heads to the door, to see Ms. Takenouchi standing there. The older woman gasped.

"Oh, Sora! You look so beautiful!" she said, walked towards Sora. She held her arms out, and took her daughter into a hug. She pulled away again, and smiled. "I can't believe it. My little girl finally getting married. That's amazing!"

"Aww...you're too sweet, mama. And yeah, I can hardly believe it either! Wow, it's just..."

"Mama! Mama!" Sora looked to the door, and saw Kitsune running toward her.

"Hey, sweetie. How are you doing?"

"I'm good. Mama, are you almost ready? Daddy said it's time to go!"

"Oh, he did, did he?" Sora said, looking at her hand. The small, silver and peridot ring was still there, the same one he had given her so many years ago. "Wow, I just can't believe I still have this! I usually lose things like this over a 9-year time span. Oh, well. Never-the-less, I still have to get going! 'Bye everyone! I'll see you out there!" Sora said, taking Kitsune's hand, and leaving the room.

"Good luck, Sora!" Mimi called after her. "Hey, we'd better go take our seats, Ms. Takenouchi. Ready to go?"

"I am sure am, Mimi. Hey, thanks for being such a great help with all of this. Sora and I really appreciate it."

"Oh, it was no problem, Ms. Takenouchi. Anything for a friend!" Mimi said, and the two of them smiled at each other.

Sora went outside to where the ceremony was held. She waited down at the end of the rows, and saw everyone there. All of her friends from back when she was a teenager were there, as well as Matt's family, and some of her and Matt's newer friends.

It was a beautiful ceremony. The sun was shining, and it was a beautiful spring day. Kitsune had been the flower girl, Mimi, the Maid of Honour, and Tai, the Best Man. It was a short wedding, but still perfect. Both Sora and Matt's dream come true.

"...do you, Yamato Ishida, take Sora Takenouchi to be your lawfully wedded wife?"

"I do," Matt said, never taking his eyes off Sora's.

"And do you, Sora Takenouchi, take Yamato Ishida to be your lawfully wedded hustand?"

"I do," Sora said, smiling widely.

"Then I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride," he told them. Sora stepped forward, and put her mouth to Matt's. They pressed their lips together, and shared a beautiful kiss. They pulled away a second later, and turned to face the crowd, who cheered. Matt and Sora walked down the aisle slowly, holding hands, and smiling brightly at one another.

"I really do love you, Sora," Matt said to her quietly.

"I love you more, Matt," Sora said, smiling.

"Will you be mine forever?"

"Forever and ever."

* * *

After everything was finished, everyone had moved to the patio to have a reception. It was again small, but enjoyable. Matt and Sora sat beside each other at a table, accompanied by Tai, TK, and Kari. Everyone had been talking about everything. Old times, now, and more. Tai brought one hand up and scratched his head, as if confused.

"Wow, Sora. This is freaky. So I'm like...related to you now," Tai said.

"By marriage," Sora pointed out.

"But that's still weird! Let's see...so, if Kari's my sister, that makes TK my brother-in-law...carry the 4, divide by 3...and you're my...sister-in-law?"

"Sure. Why not?" Sora said, smiling. She looked at Matt, who smiled back at her, just as sweetly. Suddenly, a small voice came out of the crowd.

"Uncle Tai! Uncle Tai!" Tai looked over to see a little girl running toward him. He smiled brightly. The little girl came to a stop right in front of the chair he sat on.

"Hey, Kitsune. How's my favourite little girl?" he asked the girl. She smiled brightly at him.

"Good. Hey, come here! I wanna show you something I just found! Come on, Uncle Tai! It's really cool!" Kitsune pleaded.

"Well...I'm talking with your mother right now." Kitsune searched for an answer for a second, and didn't hesitate when she found one.

"You can talk to mama and daddy later! I wanna show you something!" she said again. Tai looked over at Sora, who mouthed the words, 'Just go ahead.' Tai nodded, then turned back to his niece.

"Okay, where is this thing?" he said, standing up from his chair. Kitsune took Tai's hand, and began to lead him away from Sora and Matt. Sora smiled widely as Kitsune ran off, with Tai in close tow. She turned her head to Matt, and let out a small laugh.

"She is too cute for words," Sora told Matt.

"You don't have to say that twice! And, you did a good job, Sora."

"With what?"

"With her. She's grown up amazingly."

"Aww...you're too sweet, Matt. But it wasn't just me. You know you helped, too."

"I guess so," Matt said, timidly. Sora laughed, then turned her head back to the crowd. She looked happily at her surroundings, and smiled contently. Matt watched her until he couldn't bear it.

"Okay, come here, you cutie!" he said, and pulled her over to him. She laughed brightly, and louder than Matt had heard from her in a long time. She was truly happy, and he was glad for it. He sat Sora on his lap, then leaned her over his left shoulder. He then placed a deep, long kiss on her lips. She pulled away after, and looked deeply into his eyes.

"I love you, Matt," she said.

"I love you too, Sora."

~ owari ~