It's been three months since the destruction of
Malomyotismon and the rebirth of the Digiworld.
Matt and Sora were becoming quite close and Tai knew he
should be happy for them, which he was, but he truly didn't feel happy for
It wasn't just Matt and Sora. It was everybody.
Finally when Valentines Day came, Tai just wanted it to get
Tai sat at his desk in his last class doodling in his
notebook just waiting for it to end. It was science class and the teacher
assigned them to read a chapter out of their books.
The bell rang.
"Hi Tai," Matt said, walking to his own locker, which was just two lockers away from his own.
"Um, hi," Tai mumbled. Something fell down from
his book bag.
Matt picked it up and handed it out, "here."
Tai was surprised that he didn't ask about the present.
"Thanks, Matt," Tai took the box and placed it back in his book bag.
Matt smiled and put his books away, said "later" to Tai and left.
Tai looked at the gift for a second, wondering what he should do about it.
Everyone had plans for
Valentines Day except for Tai.
"That was great,
Matt," Sora said as she stood from her seat and clapped.
"You're welcome," he
said, putting his guitar down.
"Yeah, I'm fine."
"Then how come you're so quiet?"
"Let's not get into this," she mumbled.
"Sora, what's the
matter?" he asked.
"You didn't do anything, Matt," Sora said.
"You miss Tai, don't you?"
"What does Tai have to do with this?" she demanded.
"I can just tell," Matt replied.
"He told you that?"
"How can you know?"
"Sora, Tai and I are best friends.
She sighed and rubbed her forehead, "it's
"What do you mean?"
"I thought I was over Tai," Sora said, "but
"Well, maybe you should tell him how you feel," Matt suggested, rubbing her back.
"He's probably mad at me," Sora mumbled, "what if he doesn't want anything to do with me?"
"He won't be mad at you, Sora," Matt said.
"I can't believe this," Sora groaned, "I'm
caught in the middle of two guys.
"Tai isn't angry with either of us," Matt said, "he's mad at himself and he shouldn't be."
"What do I say?" she asked.
"Just tell him how you feel," Matt said
"But it is," she said, "I'm so confused!"
"Calm down, Sora.
"Its like I need him or something," Sora sniffed.
"He needs you too," he stood and knelt in front of
her, "Sora, look at me."
"It didn't have your name on it," Matt said,
"but I'm positive it was for you.
Sora sighed, "but what about you?
"Don't worry about me, Sora," he said, "I
have my band, my fans, my music.
"Oh yeah," she teased, "I bet Jun would probably try to get you back, huh?"
"Naw," Matt said, "Joe told me she likes his brother instead."
"Go on, get out of here!" he grunted playfully, "go out there and tell him how you feel! Hurry up before I change my mind!"
Without saying anything, Sora began to leave the
"Thank you, Matt!" she cried, "you're such a good friend!"
"You have no idea how that makes me feel," he
whispered, returning the hug.
"I'm goin'," she shouted, "I'm goin'!"
Tai looked at the present for Sora while he lied down on his
Meeko meowed and jumped up on his bed and licked on his hand.
"I don't know, Meeko," he mumbled.
He got up and searched for the receipt for his purchase, put on his shoes and coat and as he opened the door, Sora was about to knock on it.
"Sora," Tai mumbled, "What are you doing here?"
"Hi, Tai," she said and looked at what he had in his hand.
Noticing the pathway of her vision, he held the gift up and
placed it in her hand.
She opened it as she walked inside.
Tai closed the door, "it's better than a hair pen."
Sora placed the necklace around her neck. It was gold with a
ruby in the shape of a heart.
He sat down, "you probably didn't plan on getting me
Sora it her lip, "I made a big mess of things.
He leaned forward, "what do you mean?"
"Tai, I still have feelings for you!" she
"Is that why you came here?" he inquired as he came to his feet.
"Yes," she nodded, "Matt told me to talk to you."
"I'll be sure to thank him," Tai smiled.
Sora quickly ran into his arms even though they weren't
Tai wrapped his arms around her, "hey, don't be
"I've been terrible!"
"Oh, come on," he said, pushing her back,
"you were confused.
"I've missed you," she admitted.
"I've missed you too," he replied.
"But I'm not coming back to the soccer team," she teased.
"Fair enough," Tai said and hugged her again.
When Matt returned home, his Dad was asleep on the table,
"Dad, wake up," he said.
"Huh? What's the matter, son?" he asked groggily.
"I think your bed would be more comfortable than the kitchen table," Matt said.
"I must've fallen asleep eating dinner again," he
mumbled and got up.
"What is it?" he asked.
Matt's dad stumbled to his bedroom, "man I'm tired."
When Matt heard him close the door, he ripped open the
"That's enough, Mimi!" someone in the background shouted.
"I don't want it to fall off!" she snapped and backed up, "Oh, it's recording! Matt, just ignore that!"
"The camera won't fall off."
"Maybe I should get my dad to film this."
"Let's just get this thing started, okay?" someone else demanded.
"Mimi, hurry up and ask him, please?" a girl
asked, getting in the way. She had short red hair, blue eyes and many
"You ask him!" Mimi ordered.
"But you know him!
"Okay, geez," Mimi groaned, "my friend Lydia wants to know if your drummer is single."
"I think he's so hot!" Lydia cried.
Mimi smiled, "Matt, I'm sorry I haven't been writing to
"Wow," Matt mumbled, "this is quite a Valentines Day gift!"
The song was a soft, slow ballad.
"Happy Valentines Day, Matt," Mimi murmured into
"Aaaaaaawwwww," her friends moaned.
"Hey, knock it off!" Mimi shouted and looked back at the camera, "it's best you don't see this," and then the picture went out.
"I need to see that again!" Matt shouted in a
The next day, Tai went up to Matt's locker. "Hey, Ishida!" Tai shouted.
"Whaaaaat?" Matt groaned, thinking he did something wrong.
"I love you, man!" Tai pulled Matt into a big bear hug, "thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!"
People walked by the two guys, snickering.
"Just move along, people," Matt gasped, "Nothing to see here, just some male bonding….Tai, could you let go so I can breathe?"
"Oh, I'm sorry," Tai let go and stepped back.
"Thanks for telling Sora to come talk to me.
"Hey, I only want to see Sora happy," Matt
Tai nodded, "Thanks Matt, you're a good friend."
"What are friends for?" Matt smiled and they pressed their knuckles together.
For everything something will need another to feel complete, just as a pen will need a paper, a lamp will need a bulb and love will need courage.