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Chapter 4 – Stuck With You
I sat on a chair next to the couch anxiously waiting for Tai to wake up from his sleep. I tried everything to purposely wake him up but he sleeps through everything. I kicked him, shook him a couple times, blew a blow horn, screamed at him, and even waved the smell of food in his face and what do I get? Twenty four hours of no sleep for myself and a massive nest of brown hair still sleeping, rather loudly I might add, on my couch.
The sound of bodies almost falling on the floor through the front door grabbed my attention. Laughter followed the loud noise. What I saw was two people groping each other in my presence.
"Oh, hey Mimi," Sora said obviously not expecting anyone to be home. She still sounded bitter because of our conversation last night.
"Well, good morning to you too," I replied immaturely.
"Mimi," Yamato said with a head nod.
"Yamato," I replied just as dully.
Kari came in the door seconds later breaking the tension.
"Is he still asleep?" She said rolling her eyes and placing the grocery bag in her hands on the counter.
"I've tried everything but he just won't wake up!" I sighed.
"Did you try calling his cell phone?" Kari wondered.
"Why would I do that?"
Kari picked up the house phone and dialed Tai's cell phone number. It began to buzz across the coffee table and Tai stirred just before fully waking up and lunging for the phone.
"Yagami Taichi here," he said into the phone as I stared at him dumbfounded.
"You have got to be kidding me," I said aloud.
"Hello?" Tai said into the phone then looked at the caller I.D. and realized it was Kari. He sat up from his sleeping position and yawned.
"The cell phone thing works every time," Kari said with satisfaction.
"I'll remember that for next time," I said and then shoved the annulment papers in his sleepy face. I wasn't going to waste any time, "Sign."
"Chill babe I just woke up I would like to get some breakfast first," he said and stood up.
"No, you're going to sign these papers and end our marriage so I can breathe easy for the rest of my life now sign!"
Tai's phone began ringing again and he answered before I could get another word out. He said "Yeah" and "Okay" a couple times and then ended with "I'll see you in ten" and hung up and stuck the phone in his pocket.
"Where do you think you're going?" I asked.
"Work. I have a mandatory meeting in less than an hour," he replied gathering his things.
"No, you're staying here and signing my papers!"
"Sorry babe, when work calls I must answer."
He leaned over and kissed me on the cheek and dashed out the door before I could say anything else.
"Son of a bitch!" I shouted, "He so did that on purpose."
"Probably," Kari said with a smirk.
"It's not funny."
"Actually…" Yamato began.
"Say any more pretty boy and I'll cut your hair off while you sleep."
Yamato gasped, "You wouldn't dare."
"Try me," I threatened.
"She is mean," Yamato said to Sora.
"I heard that. Don't you two have something better to do than molest each other in the doorway?"
"Come on Yama. Let's leave Mimi alone so she can't take her problems out on us any more," Sora said grabbing his hand and leading him up the stairs to her bedroom.
"Ugh!" I said plopping into one of the bar stools in the kitchen.
"Don't let it get to you, Mimi," Kari said as she put her groceries away, "Tai's just stubborn. He'll come around."
"Time is running out, Kari. He has to sign the papers before tonight or this marriage becomes the real deal."
"Have you asked him nicely?"
"Of course I've asked him nicely and yet he still refuses. Hey, wait!"
"Kari, can you do a huge, huge favor for me?"
"You're Tai's sister. You know how to convince him to do something better than anyone else!"
"Oh, come on Kari! Please?"
"I'm not getting involved, Mimi. This is something you and Tai need to work out on your own."
"I've tried to be patient, Kari. I've tried to be reasonable, respectful, and even corrigible but now my patience is wearing thin and I'm about to go crazy. I need you to do this for me."
"Because he's in love with you and I don't want to be responsible for breaking his heart!"
"He's not in love with me he's in love with the idea of finally being settled!"
"The answer is no, Mimi."
I sulked, "Fine. See if I ever do you any favors again. SORA!"
Kari watched me run off up the stairs to her room and rolled her eyes.
"You've landed yourself the perfect guy and you can't even see it…"
"I'm not helping you with this," Sora stated.
"How come?" I whined.
"You've been a complete bitch to me since yesterday why would I want to help you with anything?"
"Because I'm your best friend and you love me?" I smiled.
"That almost sounds like an apology… but not quite."
"You're not going to make this easy on me are you?"
"Of course not."
Just for the record, I hate apologizing even if it is my fault.
"Can you say that again I didn't hear you?"
"I said I'm sorry!"
"Okay, now say it again and actually mean it."
"Why are you making this so difficult?"
"It's not like we're pulling teeth here Mimi. Just apologize sincerely."
"Fine… I'm really sorry for calling your relationship with Yamato an emotional rollercoaster."
"And… I'm sorry for being a bitch to you. I was frustrated with the whole Tai thing and I took it out on you and that wasn't fair."
"What else is there?"
"I don't know I just liked hearing you call yourself a bitch. Admitting it is the first step you know."
"Ha, ha very funny. Will you please help me?"
"Fine. I'll talk to Tai. But I'm not making any promises."
"Thank you!" I said wrapping my arms around her, "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Sora arranged a lunch date with Tai and the two met up at a little café downtown. He had no idea what it was about. Good thing too because he probably wouldn't have agreed to it.
"I'm glad you called I feel like it's been forever since just the two of us have hung out," Tai said as they took a seat in a booth and ordered some coffee.
"I know! I miss my best friend. You being gone for a year in America was absolute torture. Talking on the phone just isn't the same," Sora replied.
"So how have you been? How are things going with Yamato?"
"Things are going… and going and going like always. Sometimes we're good sometimes we're not."
"It sounds like we're back in high school again."
"It feels that way… Listen Tai…"
"Sora, why did you really ask me to lunch? And don't say it's because you wanted alone time you've been fidgeting ever since you got here."
Sora sighed, "Okay, I'm actually here because of Mimi."
Tai sat back in his booth and sighed too, "I figured."
"I'm sorry! I actually got her to apologize for being a bitch and in that moment I would have agreed to anything because I was in such shock!"
"It's fine. I figured she'd sent either you or Kari to come talk to me."
"I didn't want to believe me."
"She really wants you to sign those papers."
"I know but she also knows that I don't want to."
"You're seriously going to sit here and tell me that you're in love with her?"
"You do realize its Mimi right?"
Tai laughed, "Yes, of course."
"All right just making sure. You actually want to pursue something with her? She's kind of crazy."
"That's the exact thing that I like about her."
"What, that she's crazy?"
"No, that she's worth the chase."
"I don't get what you're saying here."
"I know Mimi has this whole ordeal about not trusting men or whatever but I want to be the person to break through that shell and show her that not everyone is out there to screw her over. I want her to be happy and I want her to be happy with me. I want to make her realize that I'm the kind of person she should be with. I want her to not fear being in a committed relationship any more. Do you really want to take that happiness away from me?"
Sora smiled like a twelve year old girl hearing her first love story, "Of course not! Mimi should have her chance at happiness and you're just the person to give it to her!"
"Thank you. I'm glad someone finally sees my point of view."
"You know, Mimi is lucky to have someone like you whether she realizes it or not."
"I'm not even going to mention those stupid annulment papers again. Let's enjoy this lunch and have a wonderful time."
I sat at the apartment anxiously awaiting Sora's arrival to see how things turned out. I had a lot of faith in her. Besides Kari, Sora was the one girl in Tai's life that he would do absolutely anything for. He viewed her as family and would always bend over backwards for whatever she asked of him. I just hoped this situation had the same results.
"What are you doing?" A voice called from behind me. It scared the ever living shit out of me and caused me to fall out of my chair.
"Tk!" I shouted putting a hand over my fast beat heart, "Why the hell do you have to sneak up on people like that? What are you doing here anyways?"
"I came to see Kari. She fell asleep though and I got kind of bored so I decided to come down here and get something to eat," Tk said as he began rummaging through Kari's food.
"Okay… I didn't know you two were back together."
"We've been back together for a while. Kari didn't tell you?"
"No. How long is a while?"
"We've been back together for over a month."
"Well, she never mentioned it."
"Oh well. You never answered my question, by the way."
Since when did Tk become a smart ass? He must have been hanging out with Yamato more recently than I thought.
"I don't even remember your question."
"I asked what you were doing sitting and staring the door."
"Oh, I'm waiting for Sora to come home."
"Do you have to ask so many questions?"
"Sorry, just curious. It's not very often that I see people staring at inanimate objects for long periods of time."
"Well, it's none of your business so just get your snack and go back to Kari's room okay?"
"Whatever you say. Oh, and if you're waiting to see if Sora got the annulment papers signed, you're wasting your time."
"How do you even know about that?"
"Um, hello? Where have you been for the past three years? Kari tells me everything."
"Why am I not surprised."
"Tai's not going to sign those papers."
"How do you know?"
"For whatever reason, which is obviously beyond my knowledge, he likes you too much. He's not going to give up on making you fall in love with him."
"You don't know shit."
"Go away, Tk."
"Suit yourself but don't say I didn't tell you so."
I flipped him the finger and he shrugged and disappeared behind Kari's bedroom door. What did he know anyways? He was a stupid 19 year old who wouldn't know what love was if it smacked him in the face. He claimed he was in love with Kari kind of the same way Yamato claimed he was in love with Sora but I think it was all bullshit. They're boys and they're young. They only ever come around when they're bored or horny. Tk doesn't know shit.
The door opened breaking me out of my thoughts and Sora came through it. I smiled and hugged her praying that she had done what I'd asked of her.
"Thank you, thank you!" I cheered, "Now, where are the papers."
Sora looked at me like a deer in headlights. She then gave me a fake smile and said, "Yeah… about that…"
"You know, you really shouldn't give up on this relationship with Tai he really wants to make it work."
"Sora… did he sign the papers or not?"
"He didn't sign them! What the hell why didn't he sign the papers?"
"He really cares about you, Mimi."
"Has everyone lost their fucking minds? Give me the damn papers. I'll make him sign the damn things whether he wants to or not."
I guess I ended up falling asleep on the couch before Tai even came home. I was a light sleeper so when he finally came through the door around midnight I woke instantly. He wore that same goofy smile on his face that he always did.
"Hey baby," he said in a gentle voice.
"Where in the world have you been?" I wondered.
"I worked today, remember?"
"Lawyers don't work until midnight. Don't you have a nine to five or something?"
"Not when you're dealing with a murder case. My client is obviously guilty but he's paying me to prove that he's not. Do you know how hard it is to lie before a judge when you know the person you're defending committed the crime?"
"Thanks to you I didn't get the papers turned in on time and therefore we are going to be married for the next six months. I hope you're happy. Now I'm stuck with you."
Tai walked over and sat down on the couch next to me. I looked into his chocolate brown eyes and chills ran down my spine. Stop it Mimi! He's making your life miserable, remember? Don't get lost in those eyes like you used too… I thought to myself. He tucked a piece of hair behind my ear that had fallen in my face and smiled.
"I asked you for six months and you wouldn't even consider it. This is the only way I could get you to see my side."
"You're insane. I want out of this marriage and you won't even budge. Doesn't that make you feel the least bit guilty that you're married to someone who doesn't even feel remotely the same as you do?"
"It doesn't make me feel guilty at all. I know you feel the same about me you just don't realize it yet."
"You don't know what you're talking about."
"Well listen, it doesn't really matter at this moment because guess what? You're stuck with me for six months and I will make you fall in love with me."
"Oh really? And how in the world do you plan to do that?"
"Well, I'll start by doing this…"
Before I knew what was happening I felt Tai's hands tangle into my hair and his lips press hard against mine. At first I wanted to protest but then something made me not want to pull away. Things got heated for a minute but then I finally came back to reality and pushed him away.
"What the hell is wrong with you!?" I said wiping my lips in disgust.
"You didn't seem to be complaining," Tai said extremely pleased with himself.
"You don't know what you're talking about! Don't you dare ever do that again or else!"
"Or else what? You'll kiss me back again?"
"I didn't kiss you back."
"Yes you did."
"You're crazy. I'm going to bed I don't even want to look at you right now."
I got up and stalked off to my room just before Tai said "Goodnight baby." I responded by flipping him the finger. I could hear his smile of satisfaction all the way from my room. He was going to pay for that kiss. No matter what.
To be continued…
Yeah, kind of a pointless/filler chapter. Eh, maybe you liked it maybe you didn't.
So what happens now? Tai and Mimi are officially married for the next six months. Can Tai get her to fall in love with him or will he finally realize that his efforts are just a lost cause…? I don't know we shall see. Please review!