Hey you guys! Sorry it's taken me so long to update but I've been really busy! Like I went to see the Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie but I won't go into it anymore. I beat you're all dying to find out what happened to Tai so I won't bore you.
This is the last chapter of this fic, (I know, sad. Isn't it?) but I am not leaving ! I already have an idea for a Shaman King fic, a Spirited Away fic, and I may do a sequal to this fic! Also, since has banned another one of my stories, I'll probably rewrite it and post that up too.
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Now, on this the story…
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Note: I do not own Digimon but I do own this story!
Chapter 7- Another Chance
Matt fired his last shot. Tai and Sora fell to the ground, one of them in pain. Matt had shot one of them. He didn't care what happened to him, just as long as one of them died.
Sora got up onto her knees. She saw that there was blood on her. But it wasn't her blood. She looked down at Tai. She screamed. Tai had been shot, and he was covered in blood.
Tai couldn't get up. He had felt the shot, and knew that Matt had gotten what he wanted. He was bleeding badly, and becoming weaker and weaker. He heard Sora talking to him, but he could speak back. His vision was becoming blurry, and everything was going dark.
"Tai, Tai can you hear me? Tai! Please don't leave me!"
Then, everything went silent and dark.
Sora just sat there in shock. Tai couldn't be dead. He just couldn't! He was her best friend! When they were kids, they had made a pack that they would be together forever. Tai couldn't break his promise. Sora's life depended on Tai being there! She had to check. She grabbed his wrist.
He had a pulse.
It was weak, but at least he was still alive. He had to see a doctor, before it was too late. She looked around to see if there was a phone or something in this warehouse. As she searched, she could hear a commotion outside. The sirens were even louder now, and lights kept flashing into the dirty warehouse through the old, broken windows. She could also hear footsteps, as the cops came closer and closer to the building.
After searching for what seemed like hours but was only a few seconds, Sora saw an old phone by one of the doors. She got onto one knee. She didn't want to leave Tai, but she had to call for help-
Sora froze. She looked up, her heart missed a beat. She saw that she was once again face to face with a gun. Slowly, she looked up at the owner of the gun. Sure enough, it was Matt. He grinned evilly as he saw the look of terror on Sora's face.
"And where do you think you're going?" asked Matt mockingly
Sora swallowed hard. She had to be brave; she had to find her courage. Tai needed her, and she would do anything for him.
"Matt, Tai needs help! He needs a doctor right now!" she said angrily
"You mean I didn't kill him?" said Matt sarcastically, "Oh well, I'll make sure he dies the second time round, as soon as I'm down with you!"
"Matt, please don't do this!" Sora pleaded, "I thought we were friends!"
"Correction! We USED to be friends, before you and Tai ruined my life!"
"Tai and I didn't do anything to you! You're the one who caused all of this! And you're the one who can stop it!"
Sora jumped back a little. The right side of her cheek was red and stinging like hell that's to Matt. Matt had gone insane, and there was nothing she could do to stop him. She started to tremble. This was it. Her life was about to end. She would never see her friends again, she would never she TK and Kari's wedding day, and she would never tell Tai how much she loves him.
"You're wrong Sora! I didn't cause this! You and that bastard Tai did! Now say goodbye!"
Sora closed her eyes, ready for the shot. A single tear feel down her sore cheek.
Sora flinched at the noise. She sat there for a few seconds, expecting the pain. But she didn't feel anything, apart from the stinging from her cheek where Matt had slapped her. Slowly, she realised something. She wasn't dead. Had Matt missed? How could he, when she was right in front of him? Slowly, she opened her eyes and looked up to where Matt was. He was holding his wrist, and she could she that he was angry…and scared. He was staring at the door. His gun was on the floor.
"Hold it right there young man!" shouted a voice, "You're under arrest for kidnapping and attempted murder!"
Sora looked at the source of the voice. It was a male police officer, aiming a gun at Matt. Obviously, he had shot a warning from his gun, causing Matt to drop his. Also, there were other people in the old warehouse. About six officers were running towards Matt, and holding him as they arrested him.
"Hey, get… your filthy hands…off me!" Matt shouted as he was dragged away outside.
Sora watched him go, still in shock about what had just happened. Everything had happened so fast, her brain couldn't make any sense of it. She jumped as a hand touched her shoulder. She looked up to see a friendly looking female police officer kneeling down at her.
"Hey, are you alright?" she asked
Sora started back at her, a blank expression on her face. Then, as everything began to sink in, her brain managed to start working again.
"I'm fine," she answered back, "but Tai got shot! He needs a doctor right now!"
"Don't worry," said the officer, "The doctors are on their way, your boyfriend Tai is gonna be OK."
Sora was so worried about Tai that she didn't bother to correct the officer.
"Thank you, for saving us" said Sora
Trapped inside a void, where no sound could be heard, or light could be seen. All he could hear was nothing, and all he could see was darkness. Even his thoughts couldn't be heard in this void. Was this what happened when you died? Trapped in a void of darkness for all eternity? But, if he couldn't see or hear anything, how comes he could feel something? Apart from the pain in his left side where the bullet had gone in, he felt something else. Something that he didn't want to let go of.
The warmth of skin
A gentle squeeze
He felt someone gently squeezing his hand with their own. Without thinking, he squeezed it back. That's when he finally heard something.
A sweet, angelic voice filled with worry. The words were muffled at first, but they soon became clearer.
"…I felt him squeeze my hand! Tai? Tai, are you there?"
As the voice continued to talk to him, he saw a small light. Slowly, as the words became clearer and clearer, the light got brighter and brighter. The voice was leading him to the light. The voice continued to speak, filled with anxiousness and love.
"Tai, please open your eyes!"
And he did.
And the first thing he saw when he opened his eyes, was a young woman, about the same age as himself, with red hair, and bright eyes filled with tears.
Sora sat by Tai's side. They were in the hospital. Tai was hooked up to a heart monitor and a drip. There was a bandage around his lower chest where he had been shot. Luckily, Matt had a poor aim, so instead of shooting Tai where his spine was, he shot him in the left side, about the same height where his belly button was.
Sora held his hand and looked longingly at him. She had just felt Tai squeeze her hand. She had told Kari and her parents, and now they were all crowded around his hospital bed.
"Tai, please open your eyes!" Sora said quietly
And as soon as the words escaped her mouth, he did. Sora, Kari, and Mr and Mrs Kamiya watched as slowly, Tai's eyes opened. And the first thing he saw, was Sora.
"…Sora?" he asked weakly
"Yeah Tai, I'm here," said Sora happily
"Where am I?"
"You're in the hospital," replied Kari, "You've been unconscious for a few days now."
Tai looked up at his sister. She, like Sora, had tears in her eyes. Tai then looked at his parents. Sure enough, they had tears in their eyes too. He smiled. When Matt had shot him, he was sure that his time had been up and that he would never see any of them again, but he had been given another chance in life.
After a few hours, where Kari, her parents and Sora had told Tai what had happened whilst he was unconscious; how Matt was now in a mental institute and no one was talking to him; how Japan had done well in the World Cup; how Sora's kidnapping and the shooting had been in every single newspaper, and how the whole country now hated Matt, Tai asked if he could be alone for a while. All four got up and walked out the door. But before Sora went, Tai asked if she could stay. Sora agreed, closed the door, and took her place again next to Tai.
"Why do you want me to stay Tai?" Sora asked, "Why didn't you want Kari or your parents to stay with you?"
"Because…I need to talk to you…alone," answered Tai, his voice not so weak anymore.
"About what?" asked Sora, who was confused by what Tai was on about
"Well…there's something that I've been meaning to tell you for a few years now, but there's never been a right time to tell you. When that bullet went into me, my whole life flashed before my eyes. And do you know which images I saw?"
"I saw us Sora. Out of everything else that has happened in my life-going to the digital world, becoming a famous soccer player-the only images I saw were of all the times we had spent together since we were small…"
"I know I'm extremely lucky to have a second chance in life, and I don't want to waste it. So, that's why…I think it's the right time to tell you…"
"What?" asked Sora, who's heart was beginning to race faster and faster
"Sora…I love you, with all my heart. I have ever since the day we met. You may not feel the same way, if not, then I understand. But I needed to tell you."
Sora sat still. Her heart skipped a beat. Tai loved her? He really loved her? She smiled to herself. The past few years, she had sensed that Tai had feelings for her. And when he was away in England, her feelings for him had grown too.
She leaned forward, and covered his lips with hers. Tai was a little taken back, but he returned the kiss. But he was disappointed when Sora pulled away.
"Stupid Tai!" she said, smiling, her eyes filling with more tears, "of course I love you! I've waited so long just to hear you say those three words! When I was with Matt, I didn't feel as happy as I was with you. And when you went away, that's when I finally realised that you were the only one I loved. You said before you left, that I would always be in your heart…"
"And you were," said Tai, smiling
"Well, you were always in my heart Tai. There was never a day when I didn't think about you. You were the first thing on my mind when I woke up, and the last thing when I went to sleep. When Matt shot you, I thought you were dead, and I wanted to die too so that I could be with you. I never want to leave you Tai, and I never will!"
"And I'll never leave you Sora! I promise, that whatever happens, we'll always be together. I won't let anyone hurt you ever again!"
Slowly, Sora came closer again, closing her eyes. Once again, she placed her lips on top of Tai's, but this time, Tai was expecting it. He kissed back, passionately, never wanting the moment to end.
2 years later…
Tai carried a laughing Sora into the honeymoon suit of the hotel. He kicked the door shut with his foot behind him, and made his way to the bed, laughing with Sora. When he reached the king-sized bed, he gently dropped her on it.
"Tai!" she said looking up at her new husband, still laughing, "what d'you that for?"
Tai quickly took his wedding jacket off and smiled at his new wife.
"So I can do…this!"
Playfully, he jumped on top of Sora, causing her to laugh even more. He looked down at her, wanting to hold her in his arms.
Sora looked up at Tai. He had gone all quiet, and he was looking at her with loving eyes. She blushed slightly.
"What is it?" she asked
"Have I ever told you how beautiful you look in your wedding gown?" said Tai dreamily, kissing her nose, then planting more kisses on her neck.
"Yes," Sora answered dreamily, "now come here!"
She lifted Tai's head and brought his lips onto hers. Soon, the kiss turned passionate. Sora brought her hands up to Tai's chest and began to undo the buttons his shirt. Tai, reacting to Sora's actions, put his hand on Sora's backs, and unzipped her wedding dress.
And as her dress feel from Sora's body, and Tai's shirt fell from his, they both knew that this would be one night that they would never forget.
So, that's the end of this fic, but it's not the end of me! As I said before, I will be back. I already have plans for a Shaman King fic, and Spirited Away fic, and I'm gonna rewrite one of my fics which just got taken down. First, I'm gonna put up my Spirited Away fic, so watch this space!
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