Me: I can't believe it! I'm finally finished-or I will be after I get this all down!
Tai: Yeah, so am I-that means you can't torture me anymore! (laughs evilly)
Me: There are other stories in the works that I've got planned-including one where you get…I can't say!
Tai: Can't say what? What? I promise I won't tell anybody-not even Sora, and I tell her everything!
Me: Well…no. I don't own Digimon. I also don't own "Here We Go" off the Digimon soundtrack.
Tai: WHY NOT?!
Me: If I told you, then they'd know.
Tai: Who are they?
Me: Various authors from this site. They'd know all the evil stuff I have planned for you in this upcoming story.
The WarGame of the 21st Century
Epilogue-Friendship or Knowledge: A Choice by Sincerity
"Gennai? What are we doing here?" Tai asked in shock.
Still looking as young as ever, the DigiDestined's old friend chuckled and eyed the entire team, original and new.
"Congratulations on a job well done! You've saved the Digital and the Real Worlds from destruction by Apocalymon and his forces of Darkness. That's the good news. The bad news is that unlike the Digital World, it will take a lot longer to repair the damage done to your city in the Real World. It could even take years."
"That's all right! At least we're alive to fix everything, right guys?" Davis insisted excitedly.
"That's the spirit, Davis; see the glass as half full instead of half empty!" Tai declared confidently.
"We need a rule-never have Tai and Davis next to each other after a huge battle!" Kari groaned.
The others laughed while Tai and Davis both eyed Kari with a look.
"Hey, guys-check it out! There's a TV right over there. It looks like Piedmon and Datamon didn't trash all of them." Davis noted.
"That means we can all get home without riding in a cable car!" Mimi replied.
"We'll catch ya later, Gennai! Digiport, open!" Davis yelled out as he activated it with his D3. Sora tossed Gennai Azulongmon's core as she vanished inside the TV with Tai, Agumon and Biyomon.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh (Here we go!)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…
"WAHHHHHHHH!!!!" The entire team of DigiDestined cried out as they crash-landed on top of each other right in the middle of a campsite! Luckily for them, Tai and Sora were on the top.
"Why can't we ever land someplace where it's soft?" Davis complained impatiently.
"Davis? I love you and all, but GET OFFA MY HAND!" Yolei demanded angrily. Davis "eeped" and hopped off as the others untangled themselves with ease.
"This place looks seemingly familiar." Izzy said. Tai and Matt smiled as they realized where they were.
"Izzster, don't you remember? This is the campsite where we camped during the battle with Kimeramon!" Tai explained.
"I'm amazed it survived Apocalymon's attack on the city." Matt replied.
"Tai? Why didn't you invite me to go camping?" Sora asked sweetly as her eyes narrowed slowly. Tai gulped as he pushed Agumon in front of him.
"I thought you'd be working with your Mom in her flower shop, otherwise I would've called." Tai responded as he kept Agumon in front of him.
"Tai? What's the deal of pushing me in front of you?" Agumon asked in amazement.
"Nothing! I just thought you'd like to be near Sora, that's all."
"I'm not the one who didn't take her camping with me!"
Sora couldn't keep herself from laughing at the sight of Tai and Agumon arguing at each other. "Cut it out, you two! Tai, I forgive you; Agumon, I'll see if I can get you some food on the way home." Tai and Agumon sighed in relief.
"Now that I'm out of the doghouse, I say we all stay here for a few days and relax…" Tai began excitedly.
"Oh, Maaaaatt!" Tai, Matt, Sora, all the DigiDestined-especially Davis-and the Digimon all sweatdropped in shock and slight fear as they recognized who that voice belonged to.
"…Or, we could all just forget the whole thing and go straight home!" Tai finished worriedly. Everyone nodded in agreement as they all tried to find a payphone. Unfortunately, Davis collided with Yolei, who collided with T.K. and Kari, who collided with Cody, Ken and Joe, who collided with Izzy, Mimi and Matt, who collided with Tai and Sora, who collided with all of the Digimon! They all fell down in a heap of tangled limbs and feet, which gave Jun Motomiya ample time to grab Matt and hoist him up out of the pile.
"I've found you at last, Matt! When I called my family and found out that the city had been wrecked by some monster-"
"Digimon." Davis corrected calmly.
"Whatever, Davis! I was worried sick that something happened to you. It's a good thing you broke it off with that hussy over there-" Agumon and Biyomon had to keep Tai and Sora both from attempting to kill Jun at the same time!
"I realized that you and I were meant to be! It's a good thing I signed up for camp this year." Matt chuckled with ease as he motioned toward Mimi, who was blushing a light pink.
"Sorry, Jun, but Mimi and I are a couple now."
"What? You're dumping me for that-that-American New Yorker?" Jun exclaimed heatedly.
"Excuse me, but I am a Japanese native! I've known Matt since summer camp! How long have you known him?" Mimi retorted angrily. Izzy sweatdropped as he grabbed Mimi by her waist and pulled her back.
"You'll have to excuse her. She's been through a lot of pressure today. I won't go into detail." Somehow, the team managed to keep Mimi from pummeling Jun into the ground as they all finally found a payphone and called the relief center in Odaiba. Matt was at the head of the line when he saw the faint blush on Mimi's cheeks from where Izzy was holding her.
"I never thought Mimi would ever findIzzy attractive! I always choose the ones who my friends have the hots for!"
"Mimi, are you okay?" Palmon asked calmly as her partner had a forlorn look on her face-a look that Sora had caught wind of.
"What's wrong, Mimi?"
Sighing sadly, Mimi eyed her best friend with that same forlorn look in her eyes. "What did you do when you had to choose between Tai and Matt?"
Sora smirked a bit as she realized the problem-it was the same problem she'd had, but with a different choice than Tai. "I weighed the pros and cons of both boys before finally realizing which one I couldn't live without. And it helped when I found out that Matt was cheating on me." Sora added. The two girls started giggling.
"What's going on back here?" Tai asked cynically.
Both girls and Palmon chorused, "Nothing." Biyomon was resting on Sora's lap. Flashing Sora his infamous Kamiya smile, Tai turned around and started chatting up soccer skills with Davis.
Sora couldn't hide her reddening cheeks as she returned to the conversation with Mimi.
"I don't know who's got who wrapped around their pinky finger-you or Tai! I see it as two halves of a peanut butter & jelly sandwich-on the one hand, you keep Tai on his toes by being mad at him-at times you pretend to be mad-and making sure he remembers stuff. On the other hand, Tai saves you from almost every danger imaginable throughout the Digital World and in the Real World and through some smile that makes my knees buckle, you turn as red as those tomatoes we passed a while back." Mimi explained. Sora eyed Mimi with a confused look.
"There's a reason why you should be with Izzy-the two of you can talk up a storm-if you were on the computer talking about clothes or other things which I'd rather not hear about." Sora joked.
Thanks to Tai and Kari's Dad being on break from helping out at the relief center, the team was able to get to the Kamiya residence before nightfall. Kari immediately took her bed. Sora took Tai's bed-once again, under insistence from Tai. Tai tackled the couch and made sure no one else took it. That meant that everyone else had to use sleeping bags from the closet. When morning arose, Tai had cooked up a storm for breakfast that woke everyone up.
"I'd like to thank my two best friends Sora and Matt for showing me how to cook eggs and just about everything else in the cookbook during our 1st time in the Digital World." Tai replied. Sora blushed while Matt shrugged off Tai's thanks.
"I've got to go and find my parents. Thanks anyway, Tai." Mimi said as she and Palmon headed out. Within five minutes, only Tai, Sora, Kari, Agumon, Biyomon and Gatomon were left eating enough food that they wouldn't want to eat for about a month!
Mimi remembered what Sora had said about the pros and the cons and compared Matt and Izzy on different scales.
"For one thing, Izzy helped save me when we were trapped in that pyramid and tried leading me and Tentomon around. But for another, Matt protected me when Tai was being a jerk and was being unfair when I told him I didn't want to fight anymore. Matt and I both sing, but Izzy spends time e-mailing me. Matt always accepts the charges whenever I call him, but so does Izzy. Why can't choosing a boyfriend be as easy as saving the world for once?"
While Davis, Yolei, Tai, Sora, Kari and T.K. spent their time at the relief center with Cody, Ken and Joe, Mimi went to visit a certain someone who she'd promised to meet during lunchtime to discuss her decision.
"Okay, I can do this. You're making the right decision. You'll just have to be honest with him afterward and hope he isn't hurt."Mimi thought to herself as she rapped on the door.
"Hey, Mimi. I didn't think you'd show."
"Yeah. I've realized something after thinking about it over and over these past few hours. I love you! It's always been you, but my brain kept messing with my heart." Mimi declared calmly.
"I love you too, Mimi! Would you like to come in and have something to eat?"
"Sure, I've got some time."
Mimi smiled broadly as she went inside, content and pleased with the choice she'd made.