Disclaimer: My story. But not my anime show. So please don't steal or sue me. I hope you enjoy this Matt/Sora romance/drama. I'm warning you now, this fic may end up to be pretty long. Please be kind in your reviews, this is my first fic as an author on this site. Don't you just love my name?
Part One: Be My Girlfriend
By Venursia (the author formerly known as Enchantress)
Sora Takenouchi paused for a few minutes to look at the soccer field. Off to the corner she saw Mimi and the other cheerleaders spurting out cheers while the soccer players showed off their skills. Her shining eyes fell on one particular boy with dark chestnut hair and chocolate eyes. They followed Tai as he effortlessly stole the ball away from a lanky blonde haired boy, tripping him. She kept her crimson rubies on him as she rested on her heels. Her head tilted to the side slightly as she saw him give a little dance and wink at the cheerleaders who giggled in response. Sora sighed as Mimi said something to get Tai mad, prompting him to run up to her and steal her pompoms.
She's so lucky, Sora thought as she saw Mimi chasing Tai around and tripping him. Envy emanated from her as she watched how Mimi helped Tai up. An exchange of a smile with one another struck a chord in Sora, forcing her to look away. Why doesn't he give me that same attention? Why her? Damn this stupid crush! Why did I have to like one of my best friends? Damn, we grew up together and he'll forever see me as a tomboy.
Another despondent sigh escaped her ruby lips as she left and walked pass the tennis courts. Too bad practice was canceled… Oh well, it's such a beautiful day, she thought as her gaze turned to the sparkling blue sky. She sighed as she thought about Tai. Will he always see me as a friend? Her face took on a serene look as she admired the beautiful sky, but a sound broke her out of her trance. She turned to see Matt, who was out of breath. He laid one hand on her shoulder gasping for air. "Why hello Matt. I see you're getting your usual exercise."
He frowned at his friend and sarcastically replied, "Oh yeah, this is just the way I like to spend my afternoons."
Sora's lips broke into an amused smile. "Are you being sarcastic with me?"
"Why of course not," he replied as he finally stood up straight, his hand still resting on her shoulder.
"Oh Matt! Where are you?" called a voice.
"Yeah Matt, come on," another voice.
"We just want to see you! Oh Mattie-chan!" called yet another voice.
"You can't hide from us!" chorused a bunch of other girls.
Matt's blue eyes instantly widened. "Oh no…it's my fan club again," Matt groaned.
"Again? Don't they ever leave you alone?" Sora asked.
"Unfortunately no. Sora you have to help me! And quickly before they find me."
"Well what can I do?" Sora looked up at him.
"What?" Kiss one of my best friends? Is he for real? I-I couldn't do that. He knows I never kissed a guy on the lips before…I want Tai to be my first kiss… She then saw his puppy dog expression. "Oh no…I'm doing no such thing. There must be something else," she protested.
"No there isn't. Unless…" His face brightened as he got another idea. "If you won't kiss me at least pretend to be my girlfriend."
Oh great, now he wants me to pretend to be his girlfriend! What should I say?
Matt then got on his knees and held Sora's hands as he gave her another puppy dog face. "Please Sora…I'm desperate," he pleaded.
"Matt," called a few voices.
Matt's eyes widened at the sound of their voices getting closer. "Please Sora…pretend to be by girlfriend. Come on…you'd get to make Tai jealous…"
"What?" she asked as she snapped her head in his direction.
"Oh come on, you like Tai and don't deny it. If you pretend to be my girlfriend, I get these girls off my back and you get Tai to notice you through jealousy."
"And you get to make Mimi jealous too."
"Well, that is an added bonus. So come on, we don't have anything to loose. Just something to gain. So, what do you say?"
I hope I won't regret this. "All right. I'll do it," she finally compiled.
"Oh thankyouthankyouthankyou!" Matt exclaimed jumping up. He then picked Sora up and spun her around, causing her to laugh. He finally stopped and put her gently down. "Thanks Sora. You won't regret this."
"I hope not," she whispered to herself.
"There you are!" exclaimed Jun as she ran up to Matt, enclosing him in a tight bear hug. Matt tried to push her away but failed miserably as the other girls crowded around Matt.
"Matt we want your autograph," said a girl with long blue hair.
"Sing to us," suggested a blonde haired girl.
"Matt go out with me," said a girl with short brown hair.
Sora had to put a hand over her mouth before she started laughing at her helpless friend.
"No, he's mine," Jun declared.
"I don't think so. He wants to go out with me," argued another girl.
Matt threw Sora a look saying help as his fan club argued. "Excuse me, but that's my boyfriend you're hugging and no he is not single," Sora said in a polite yet firm tone as she put her hands on her hips.
"Boyfriend?" repeated the skeptic starry-eyed girls.
"Yeah, do you have a problem with that?" Matt asked as he put his arm around Sora's waist, pulling her body close to his.
Jun's eyes narrowed in suspicion. "As a matter of fact I do have a problem with that."
"Yeah! Last week you said that with some other girl," said the girl with blue hair.
"I don't believe you. You're lying again," accused the blonde haired girl.
Uh oh…busted. They've gotta believe Sora's my girlfriend or I'll never get any peace. But what? Kiss! "If Sora wasn't my girlfriend, then would I do this?" He turned to Sora and put his hands on both sides of her cheeks.
Oh no…he's going to do it…I've never been kissed before. He can't kiss me! Before Sora could say anything, Matt's lips quickly silenced any of her protests. She was shocked and didn't react for a moment, but decided that it wouldn't hurt to play along. Her eyes closed as her hands wrapped around his neck. His strong hands slowly left her face and dropped to her waist, pulling her in closer. As his lips attacked her senses, her heart rate began to quicken. It was kind of strange…I mean…here I am kissing one of my best friends who constantly has girls chasing after him. Heck, he's one of the most popular guys in school…just like Tai. Mmm…I like-what am I doing? I'm enjoying this a little too much. Apparently so is Matt. I've got to stop this but I don't want to... What's wrong with me? Snap out of it Sora, you're only doing this to help Matt get his fan club to stop following him and make Mimi jealous. And Tai too. Damn, I really need to stop this before I lose focus. And with that thought, Sora slowly pulled away and looked Matt in the eyes. They stayed that way for awhile, not even realizing that his fans were long gone. Sora tried to look away but something about his eyes kept her from moving.
Matt finally broke the gaze and pulled away. "Thanks for the kiss," he said. Whoa…not bad for her first kiss. If she can kiss like that for her first kiss then I can't wait to kiss her again. Oh yes, this is going to be fun, he thought as his eyes fell on her recently kissed lips.
"N-no problem," Sora replied. Her eyes nervously darted away from his hypnotizing sapphires as a blush slowly painted her face. She could feel his intense gaze as she looked away.
An amused smile tugged on the corner of his lips as he saw her blush. I like it when she does that. He he he…she looks even prettier when she blushes…what?! Did I just admit she's pretty? Wait a sec, it's okay. I'm a guy, and her friend. So as a guy, naturally I would notice a pretty girl.
"At least they're uh gone," she stated in an attempt to stop her blushing and his staring.
He looked around and saw no one but Sora. Hmmm…wonder when my fan club left. "Thank God! Come on, I'll walk you home. After all, you are my girlfriend now. You should be proud. I know most girls would like to be in your place. Ah yes, you should feel honored to have such a talented lead singer as myself."
Sora rolled her eyes. "Oh please…Come on let's go before your ego gets any bigger," she said as she grabbed Matt's hand. She blushed when he just looked at her hand, but caught on and was soon walking with her. Pretty soon they were at Sora's apartment. The only problem was that things were kind of silent between them. "Thanks for walking me home."
"It was nothing, we needed to keep the charade of boyfriend/girlfriend up, right?" he whispered in her ear.
"Why are you whispering?" she asked.
"Jun's spying on us," he whispered. Then in his normal voice, he asked seductively, "Aren't you going to invite me in?" He put both of his hands on the door on both sides of Sora, whose back was pressed firmly against the door.
Sora could feel her heart beating faster and faster, as her breathing quickened. "Y-yeah," she replied as she fumbled around her purse and pulled out her key. He's too close to me…I feel so jittery...I have to get away from him…
"Come on sweetheart, we don't have all day," he said. He then brought his right hand up to her hair as he twirled a strand around his finger.
Sora turned around to open the door but was stopped as soon as she felt his lips lightly kiss her neck, sending shivers down Sora's spine. Does he know what he's doing to me? "M-Matt. I need to open the door," she weakly protested, as she blushed furiously. As soon as she turned around, her body tensed up as his strong arms snaked around her waist and his chin rested on her shoulder. She pushed the key in the lock and in one quick motion, she finally opened the door and quickly escaped from him.
Matt tried to get a grip on her again but she was too fast as she took off her shoes and dashed into the kitchen. His eyes sparkled with slight amusement as he saw her escape. He then slipped his shoes off as he plopped his stuff down in the corner.
"Make yourself comfortable. Do you want anything to drink?" Sora called from the kitchen.
"No thanks, I'm fine. Hey Sora, want to go have some pizza tonight at around 6? It could be our first date."
"Date?" she asked as she came out of the kitchen and sat down on the couch, propelling her feet onto his lap.
"Well if we go to Pizzamania, I guarantee the cheerleaders and soccer players will be there. They do have a game tonight, don't they?" He grinned slyly.
"All right then. It's a date," Sora replied, smiling.
Matt glanced down at his lap. "Comfy?"
"Why yes I am," she said as she picked up the remote from nearby and turned on the TV. Had she had her eyes on her friend, she would have saw Matt's devilish smile. She thinks this is comfy, eh? Well, we'll just have to see about that.
Matt began to tickle her feet, which she immediately started kicking. "Matt stop," she protested in between her eruption of laughter.
He then leaned forward, allowing her feet to leave his lap, but began to tickle her stomach. She tried to push him away but he grabbed her wrists and she soon stopped laughing upon realizing their "interesting" position. Matt saw her blushing as he realized that she lay under his body. They stayed that way for awhile, just staring into one another's eyes. Their faces became closer and Sora's eyes closed shut.
How did we end up-never mind. This has to stop! What am I doing? She's my best friend and I can't just take advantage of her! Matt then got off of her, saying "Uh, I need to get going. Meet me there at 6. Bye!"
Sora just sat there staring at the closed door. What was going on? He was going to kiss me and then he stopped. Not me, him. Why? Why didn't I stop him? Why couldn't I? I'm so confused…
~*~The start of a new Matt/Sora series. I hope you like it so far.~*~