Chapter Nine; Final Confessions
Ken woke up, thrown off balance for a moment. >Where am I? Oh yeah, I'm back home…> Blinking sleepily, Ken slipped down the ladder, and landed lightly on the floor, trying desperately to get rid of the muggy feeling in his head.
>Damn Davis and those annoying sleeping pills! If he wasn't my best friend, I'd tear his eyes out!> Ken smiled to himself, finding it hard to be angry with Davis, just like always. After all, his friends had only been trying to look out for him.
Going through to the sitting room, he suddenly stopped as he realised Davis was sitting on the sofa.
"Oh! Davis! I thought you'd gone!" he gasped, trying to ignore the way his heart was trying to hammer its way out of his chest. Davis had scared him.
"Sit down, Ken." Davis' tone was icy, and when Ken sat down on the sofa next to him, he noticed that Davis' face was like stone.
"Davis? Are you alright?" He asked hesitantly.
"Sure. Why wouldn't I be? Oh yeah, I put the diary away like you asked."
"That's good." Ken said nervously. >No it's not! No it's not! There's definitely something wrong with him! >
"Found a couple of other diaries in there. You know, about the other Digidestined. So, being nosy, I decided to read what you'd written about me." Davis smiled sweetly.
>Oh God.> Ken's mouth suddenly became dry, and he could almost feel the way that the blood was rushing away from his face, leaving it even more pale than usual.
"Judging from your reaction, I think you know what I'm on about." Davis observed.
"Oh, hell. I never meant for you to find out…oh, God." Ken buried his head in his hands, trying to hide from Davis.
"Davis…I'm so sorry."
The sofa shifted, and Ken jerked in surprise as Davis moved closer to him.
"Well I'm not." Davis smiled. Then quickly, he leant forward and kissed Ken gently on the lips.
Ken froze, shock overwhelming him. >Davis is kissing me. Davis is kissing me!> Gathering his senses, Ken began to kiss back. He didn't really think for a while after that.
After a while, the two boys broke apart, needing oxygen.
"Wh…why?" Ken managed to gasp out.
"Because you're cute." Davis smirked. Then, seeing the disbelieving expression on Ken's face, he became serious.
"Well, I thought about how I felt after I found out you loved me, and I kinda came to a conclusion. I'm a pansy too." Davis grinned sheepishly. Suddenly feeling awkward, he rubbed the back of his neck, not sure what to say. It didn't help that Ken wasn't saying anything.
"Ken?" Davis was suddenly afraid. What if that diary had been written ages ago? What if Ken didn't feel the same way anymore? What if…?
"Wow." Ken breathed.
"Huh?" Davis looked up, hardly daring to hope.
"I just…I can't…do you know how long I've been waiting for something like that to happen, you knucklehead!" Ken exclaimed.
Laughing, Davis pulled his best friend closer to him. After all, who said changing their relationship would be bad?
"So what did you guys want to talk about?" Sora asked, leaning against Matt. Ken noticed that Tai was twitching slightly at this, but the wild haired brunette seemed to be restraining himself pretty well.
They'd called all the Digidestined here, so that they could talk. Well, Davis had. Personally, Ken just wanted to crawl into a hole and hide.
"Yeah, come on. Spill." Yolei demanded. Ken couldn't help feeling a tiny bit sorry for Yolei. She wasn't going to like what they were going to say at all.
"Ummm…Ken and I were wondering about how you lot felt about gays." Davis said.
The others exchanged weird looks, wondering what this was about, then turned to face Ken and Davis.
"We think they're just like other people – there's nothing wrong with them. Right, guys?" Kari smiled. Everyone else nodded in agreement.
"Yeah…anyone can be gay…like football players, or…or…musicians." Tai said loudly, glaring pointedly at where Sora was trying to convince Matt to put his arm round her, to 'keep her warm'.
"Okay…ummm…then I guess…we…I…" Davis was stammering helplessly now, his face turning pink. Ken shook his head slightly. Who'd have thought that it would end up Ken, the quiet one, who had confess to everyone.
Taking a deep breath, he stepped forward and took Davis' hand. The other boy looked at him, clearly scared, but he relaxed when he realised that Ken was going to say it for him.
"The thing is…Davis and I are gay. We've been seeing each other for a while now." Ken gripped Davis' hand tighter, feeling more frightened than he had ever been in his life.
The other Digidestined were silent. Then, slowly, they began to smile.
"I'd never have thought…wow!"
"Good for you!"
"It's great that you two had the courage to come out like this…maybe one day certain people who aren't brave enough will find the courage they need." Tai said, somewhat snappily. Matt, finally succeeding in convincing Sora that it was warm enough already, looked up at Tai's words and smiled slightly, his eyes softening at the sight of the miffed brunette. Catching the Digidestined of Courage's attention, he mouthed 'Soon' silently to him. Tai grinned, relieved.
As the others congratulated them, Davis turned to Ken, and grinned. Leaning forward, he whispered in Ken's ear;
"We have great friends." Ken nodded, then whispered in Davis' ear.
"But none of them are a patch on you."
Laughing, they faced their friends, chatting happily.
They were still holding hands.