Disclaimer: I do not own Digimon.
Note: This is Kouyako with a bit of Taiora! But it isn't
related to Analyze This.
It was a Thursday afternoon and Izzy and Yolei were working on their assignments in the computer room.
"Thanks for letting me use the computer room,
Yolei," Izzy thanked as he worked on his assignment.
"No problem," she said immediately.
"What are you working on there?"
"It's for Biology," she replied.
"I'll be the judge of that," he said and paused
from his assignment.
"Well," she pointed at her computer, "it's
"The eras?" he asked, grabbing a chair and sitting next to her.
"What's your favorite?"
"Jurassic," she replied, "I bet that's
Izzy listened intently about what she was saying and he
didn't find it boring at all.
For a long while, maybe since he first met her, Izzy felt
something for Yolei that he hasn't felt for anyone else.
"Well, maybe it is interesting," Yolei
Izzy realized that--if he didn't make a move now--he would
never get another chance.
He went for it and kissed her on the mouth, holding her chin
Although she liked the kiss, Yolei pulled back and slapped
Izzy hard across of the face.
"I--I'm sorry," he mumbled, but thought, No I'm not.
She saved her program, took out her disk and started to put her stuff in her backpack. "How dare you!"
"I just--" he stammered.
She slid her arms through the straps of her backpack,
"I have a computer at my house.
"Just forget it!" she left the computer room.
Izzy pulled his hand to his face and sighed.
Izzy didn't feel like working on his assignment much longer
either so he went home.
"Owwwww," he groaned.
"Izzy, are you okay?" his mother asked.
"I'll be fine," he replied.
"What happened?" she pulled his hand from his face
and saw a big red handprint.
"It's not like that," Izzy said, pressing the
frozen steak back to his face.
"Then what happened?" she demanded.
"A friend just slapped me," he said and walked
Mrs. Izumi sighed and sat in her room to read a book.
"What if she doesn't want to have anything to do with me anymore?" he wondered out loud.
There was a knock on the door.
"Izzy," he said, "I need to borrow a few things for a school project."
"Came to the right place," Izzy said, trying to
"Uh, Izzy?" Tai asked as he came in, "How come you're holding a piece of meat to your face?"
Izzy pulled it away and showed Tai the red mark.
"Looks like a girl slapped you," Tai said.
"That's affirmative," Izzy confirmed and put the meat back in the freezer when his face became numb.
"Who slapped you?" Tai asked.
"What'd you do," Tai demanded, "give her a stupid hair clip for her birthday?" he started to laugh.
Izzy shot Tai an angry glare, "No!"
"Sorry," Tai mumbled.
"What did you come for anyway?" Izzy asked,
avoiding the question.
"Come on, Izzy," Tai urged, "I told you what I did to make Sora mad, you can tell me what you did to make Yolei mad."
"Well, I guess that's fair," he put his holder and looked at Tai, "well, my predicament is a bit more, um, severe than a hair clip."
"You didn't give her anything?"
"Her birthday isn't even until next Monday!" Izzy shouted and gasped as he pulled his thumb to his mouth, "Oohh, I need to get her something!"
"You must've been a real jerk if she slapped her."
"I wasn't a jerk!
"You kissed her?" he practically shouted.
"Shh!" Izzy hushed, "I don't want my mom to hear!"
"Why did you kiss her?" Tai demanded in a whispered, "don't you know she has a huge crush on Ken?"
"Yes, I know that!" he growled, "Who doesn't?"
"You're jealous of Ken, aren't you?" Tai teased.
"Of course not!" he muttered.
"What do you mean," Tai asked, "confused?"
"I'm confused why an intelligent and good-looking girl like Yolei would be crushing on a guy she doesn't even know very well like Ken when there is someone who think she's awesome--like me!"
"Confusion?" Tai mumbled, "No, that sounds more like jealousy to me!"
"Well, maybe I'm just a tad jealous." Izzy
"Well, Ken is a digidestined now."
"I know that!" Izzy snapped.
Tai folded his arms in thought, "Yeah, I guess so.
"Precisely," he said, "he has a lot to think
about before dating Yolei right now.
"I have another question," Izzy said, "how come you gave up on Sora?"
"Wha--aaat?" Tai roared, "I thought you were talking about you and Yolei!"
"I know you care a lot about Sora, Tai!
"Actually, I think we do have an encyclopedia on disk, thanks anyway!" he started to leave but Izzy stopped him in the living room.
"Wait a second, Tai!" Izzy insisted, "During
the big fight with Arukenimon and Mummymon, I asked Matt if it bothered him if
Sora was with you instead of him and he said no.
"I should punch you right in the face!" Tai growled.
"Come on, Tai," Izzy said, "I'm only trying to help."
"I just told her that whatever happens," Tai said, "that our digimon will save us."
"You didn't tell her your feelings for her?" Izzy asked.
"How could I?" he demanded, "she wants
nothing to do with me now.
"So you're just going to give up on her?" Izzy questioned.
He shrugged, "I don't have much of choice."
"What was that for?" Tai demanded, "Didn't you once say that you believe nothing good can come from violence?"
"I'm just trying to knock some sense into you the only way that it works!" Izzy snapped, "So, technically, this is not violence!"
"Man, you hit harder than Matt."
"Listen, Tai," Izzy commanded, "I want you to
go right to Sora and tell her how you feel.
"It's quite a gamble," Tai said. "I could
lose both Sora and Matt."
"She'll understand," Izzy said.
"I'm not really giving up on her," Tai groaned, "I'm just letting her go."
"Look, I'm sorry that I made Yolei angry at me, but I'm
not sorry that I kissed her," Izzy admitted.
"Wow, you and your theories, Izzy."
"This is not a theory, Tai!" Izzy exclaimed,
"This is the truth!
"Okay, I'll do it!" Tai announced.
"Ooooofffffff coooourse IIIIIIIIIIIII
"But in case Sora slaps me and Matt wants to beat the crap out of me," he warned,
"I'm blaming you, okay?"
He shrugged, "fair enough."
Tai started to leave but forgot what he came for.
Izzy held up a bunch of magazines, books and CD-ROMs in a
Izzy ran back to the freezer and stuck his hand into the
After dropping off the things he borrowed from Izzy in his
room, Tai made a quick errand to Sora's home.
"Tai!" Mrs. Takenouchi cried in happy surprise, "I haven't seen you here for a while."
Tai smiled, "Hi, Mrs. Takenouchi.
"She is," she opened the door so he could enter,
"come right in, Tai.
Sora almost broke her pencil--which she was using to do her
"What is Tai doing here?" she asked herself.
"You can sit down here, Tai," Mrs. Takenouchi
"No thank you." Tai said and sat down on the
"Hi, Tai," Sora said.
"I'm going to the store," Mrs. Takenouchi stated,
"I'll be back soon."
'Why is Mom leaving me here with him?' Sora wondered.
"Sora, I need to talk to you," Tai said.
"Sure, what is it?" she sat down in a chair.
He sat down back on the couch, a bit hurt that she didn't
come down and sit by him.
She swallowed, "I don't understand."
"Sora, I never stopped caring about you," Tai
It was short and sweet but to the point.
'I ignored my feelings for him and went to his best friend,'
she thought, 'what's wrong with me?'
"Of course I do."
She took his hand, "must've been hard for you to come and tell me this."
"If you're mad at me," Tai began, "blame
"Looks like he did a lot to persuade you!" she
commented, nodding to his cut lip.
"There's a side of Izzy I never seen before."
"W-what's wrong?" he asked.
"I never thanked you for coming to save me, did I?" she questioned. (I can't remember, did she?)
"Sora, it's okay."
"My mother taught me to always be grateful," she
slid her arms around him, "Tai, thank you for always being there for
"I'll be sure to thank Izzy," she said as they pulled apart.
He let out a sigh, "I can't believe how easy that was."
"Sometimes the truth is easy to say," Sora said.
"Well, I should be going," he said.
She showed him to the door and before opening it; she hugged
and thanked him again.
"I love you too, Tai."
Tai left her home feeling a lot better--until he had to do his homework.
After 2 days, Izzy's face and hand were feeling a little
"Hi, Yolei," Izzy said, spotting her put some cans up on some shelves.
"We don't sell kisses here," she muttered, not bothering to even look at him.
'She's still angry at me,' he thought.
She looked out of the corner of her eye to see if he was
"Whatta want, Izzy?" she demanded, though she should a bit more business like and ask him nicely, 'anything can I help you with, sir?'
"Well, I, uh," he mumbled, "Came for some computer chips."
"We don't sell computer chips here, either," she muttered and continued stock the shelves.
"Did I say computer chips?" he asked, "I uh,
meant," he looked at what he could work with and found some potato
She tried to hide her smile and checked to see that all the cans looked even enough.
"So, it's your birthday Monday," Izzy said, "having a party?"
She sighed, "Unfortunately, no.
"Still paying off your tab?" Izzy asked.
"Yeah, more like working it off," she
"I know what you mean."
"There's a dip that goes great with those chips," she stated.
"Yeah," she paused from putting the cans up and
stood next to him to get the dip.
"Excuse me," she said with a blush, moving past
him to grab the dip.
"Wow, thanks Yolei."
"We have a lot of drinks here, too," she said, "come with me."
He was right behind her.
"We have juice, soda, milk, soy-milk, sports drinks, beef jerky shakes…"
"You sell beef jerky shakes?!" he gasped.
"You like them?" she asked, looking surprised.
"Yeah, it's one of Mrs. Kamiya's recopies."
"How many did you have, Izzy?" she questioned.
"Oh, about 5."
"Five?" she echoed, "right after another?"
He nodded, "Yeah."
"That's what made you sick, silly!" she grabbed
him by the wrist, which made his cheeks turn red.
"Try of these before you drink another beef jerky shake."
"And don't drink so many at once either!" she giggled, "just one a day is enough…or once a week even."
"You've got a lot in this store," Izzy said.
"Yeah, we have just about everything."
"Thanks, Yolei," he said, "but I'd better get going. I'll come again."
She didn't act surprised or hurt at all.
Her dad eyed all the stuff he was getting, "is this your friend, Yolei?"
"Yeah, this is Izzy Izumi."
"Hi," Izzy said.
'Nice looking young man,' Mr. Inoue thought.
"I didn't know you sold so much here," Izzy
'To shop, or to look at my daughter?' Mr. Inoue
"Your total is 14.42, Izzy!" Yolei said.
Izzy put out 15 dollars, "Keep the change!
"Yolei," Mr. Inoue said.
"Yeah?" Yolei said.
"How well do you know this boy?"
"We're friends," she said as a matter of
"I like him," he said.
"From now on," he said, "you can wear what
ever you want.
"Hey, Yolei's not for sale!" Mrs. Inoue muttered.
"Well, what do we have to do to get business
here?" he demanded.
Yolei and her mom exchanged glances and grinned.
"You can go home now.
"Yay, now I can work on my homework!" she groaned.
Monday, Yolei's birthday
After she opened all her presents from her family and cut
the cake, Yolei thought about what happened Saturday.
Ken lived on the other side of town and she didn't see much
Ken wasn't ready for a serious relationship just yet.
Then Yolei wondered what would've happened if Ken had come
to the store instead of Izzy.
"Maybe I've been too hard on Izzy," she whispered to herself.
After thinking of how nice he acted toward her, she realized
that it was possible that he had a thing for her.
"Oh my goodness," she muttered, finally putting it all into perspective, "Izzy likes me!" She got up and began to dial his number when the doorbell rang.
Mrs. Inoue answered it, "Oh, hello Izzy."
"Izzy?" Yolei asked, coming out her room.
Izzy smiled up at her, "Happy birthday, Yolei!" he
held up a medium-sized box with shiny wrapping and a ribbon.
"Oh, Izzy," she whispered, blushing as she took
the box away, "how sweet!
"Sure," he said.
As he ate a piece of cake, she opened the present.
"Thank you, Izzy," she said.
After he finished his cake and she thanked him again, Izzy
Happy Birthday! I'm sorry I made you mad the other day
but I'm not sorry that I kissed you.
I've always liked you.
She let out a sigh after she read the card.
Izzy was nothing but good to her.
Not to mention she also had a thing for Michael.
She went to her computer and sent Izzy an email.
Izzy started working on his homework but he didn't feel like
it right now.
Subject Thank you!
I want to thank you again for the kerchiefs.
I know it's kind of late, but I want you to meet me at
the bridge immediately. Be sure to bring this with you.
Underneath her message was a square with some words in
"Wow," Izzy mumbled.
"I'm going out for a while!" Izzy yelled as he slammed the door behind him.
"Yolei, have you been waiting long?" Izzy asked, panting and running to get to her.
She didn't answer him.
"Wow," Izzy breathed, "That was--wow."
"Izzy, I'm so sorry it took me so long to kiss you back," she said.
"Izzy," she began, "I want to give you a
"Hey, it's okay," he said, "I know you like Ken."
"Ken has a lot to think about," she told him,
"and I don't want to pressure him to like me the way I want him to if he
He smiled, "Yolei, that's so considerate of you."
"Well, when you love someone, you need to be sincere and let them know." She said, blushing a little bit.
"You mean?" Izzy began, "you, you think of me that way?"
"I've done a lot of thinking," she replied, "and yes, yes I do."
"I think of you that way too," Izzy admitted.
"Thank you for giving me a chance." He looked at the ticket he had
dropped and picked it up.
"A publishing program I have on my computer," she answered coyly.
"Can I get another?" he questioned with a grin.
"Sure!" she threw her arms around him and kissed