Alright! First fanfic! YAY!! I really hope you guys are gonna like this! Please don't say mean things about it in your comments. And if you like it please comment!
Ok, disclaimer time. I don't own Digimon. If I did, there would be Taiora, Koumi, and Takari!!!! AND THERE WOULD NOT BE ANY SORATO!!! I'm sorry all Sorato fans, I just really like Taiora and Sorato angers me. I'm sure there are things that just get under your skin too. Well anyway, hope you like it and umm, enjoy! Please!
Chapter 1: Reflecting
(A week after the first DigiDestined left the Digital World and returned home)
Izzy sat in his room with his computer off, something very strange for him. Izzy was the type of person that went on the computer when he wanted to have fun and when he wanted to hide from his problems. The fact that he was sitting on his bed looking at his ceiling showed that something was wrong.
He was thinking about something that no one would ever think he would need to think about. People always thought that Izzy's biggest problems were that his computer wouldn't start. But that was far from the truth. He kept replaying one night he had had in the Digital World over and over in his head. A night that just wouldn't leave him alone. A night that seemed like it changed everything. He suddenly had a flashback to that night in the Digital World…
Izzy sighed and sat back. He was sitting with Tentamon in a different part of the woods then everyone else. He was thinking about something and Tentamon was a little worried. He hadn't even taken out his computer that night yet.
"Izzy, are you ok? You seem distracted." Tentamon asked worriedly.
Izzy looked over at his Digimon partner. "Well…" He paused but then he thought about it and he knew he could tell Tentamon anything. "Do you remember when Devimon spilt up File Island and we found Mimi before anyone else?"
"Yes, I remember that. We were in those old ruins." Remembered Tentamon.
"Yes. That's what I'm talking about. Do you remember how I made Mimi start crying?" He asked.
Tentamon nodded. "Because you were ignoring her and then she ran off and we got stuck in the maze. What about that day, Izzy?" He asked.
Izzy frowned. "Ever since that day. I've felt a bit strange."
"Maybe you ate some bad mushrooms." Tentamon suggested and Izzy laughed.
"That's not what I meant. I meant that I feel strange…whenever I'm around Mimi." He confessed. "I think I'm falling for her." He told Tentamon.
Izzy stood up and looked at Tentamon who hadn't said anything after his confession. "We should get back to the group. They might be eating soon and I'm starving." He told Tentamon who nodded his head and smiled.
Izzy walked through the trees towards the others and he stepped on something. All of the sudden, Izzy heard a yelp. He froze. He knew who's voice that was. He knew how close it was. He turned around and saw that the bush was moving.
Then he saw Mimi stand up slowly and give him a nervous smile. She had heard everything. Or at least the end. That was all she needed to hear. He looked at her with wide eyes and his mouth hanging open. He didn't say anything. He couldn't. He was stuck standing there like an idiot.
Suddenly, Mimi started moving. He thought she was going to turn and walk away, but instead she walked closer to him. He was still frozen. She got so close that her face was soon only inches away from his. She then closed her eyes and pressed her lips against his…
That had been the greatest moment of Izzy's life. But it had all ended so quickly. She had suddenly pulled away and ran back to the group, leaving him standing there all alone. Palamon and Tentamon with a huge look of confusion on both of their faces as Palamon left with Mimi.
But that one night was never talked about again. Izzy only fell more in love with Mimi and Mimi just avoided him. Never talking about it with anyone for all he knew. He hadn't told anyone. He was dumbfounded and in love and he had no idea what he was doing…
Mimi was in her room packing. Her family was moving to America. Suddenly her phone rang and she answered it quickly. "Hello?"
"Hey Mimi. It's Tai."
"Oh, hi Tai! What's up?" She asked, confused about why he'd be calling her.
"Oh, well…" He sounded nervous.
"Tai, what is it?" She asked again, now extremely curious.
"Well, I was just wondering if maybe you wanted to go the movies or something with me." He said quickly, sounded hopeful.
Mimi, not catching on to what he was asking, smiled. "Movies? I love the movies! So who else is going? Is Sora going to be there? And Matt and the others?"
"Uh, no. Just you…and me…" He tried to explain without really explaining.
"Oh. I see…" she said. She didn't say anything for a moment trying to think of whether she wanted to go on a date with Tai. Suddenly she got a flashback of the last day at camp when they had just gotten back from the Digital World and she had seen all her friends again.
"Hey Mimi. Who's that?" They asked her, eyeing Tai.
"That's Tai." She told them. "He's really nice."
"And cute." One of them said, giggling.
Mimi tilted her head and looked at Tai for a moment. She had never seen him like that. She glanced at Izzy for a moment and then her friends started laughing and she turned around.
"Mimi…who's that?" they asked between giggles.
Mimi frowned and looked at her friends. "That's Izzy. And why are you laughing?" she asked.
"Look at him! He's the biggest nerd I've ever seen." They said, watching as he pulled out his computer and started typing on it as he walked towards the bus.
"He happens to be my friend." She told them and they stopped laughing.
"What? How are you friends with him??" they asked in disbelieve.
"What do you mean? He happens to be very nice."
"Whatever you say Mimi." They said before getting on their bus. Mimi looked at Izzy and then at Tai and shook her head.
Suddenly she was brought back to reality and she clenched her fist. "Tai. I'd love to." She told him.
"Really? I mean great. I'll meet you there at 7:00 pm tomorrow night."
"Sounds great." Mimi told him and then hung up the phone. She sat down on the floor and sighed. Suddenly the only thing running through her mind was Izzy. And that one night. She remembered it clearly.
She had over heard him talking to Tentamon and so she had hid in a bush with Palamon. He had told Tentamon that he was falling for her. Something inside her shifted with those words. He had gotten up and then found her in the bushes. She had stood up and he looked like he saw a ghost. She didn't know what came over her then. She just found herself walking closer to him and before she knew it, she was kissing him. What he didn't know, was that she had been more surprised then he had been.
Once she realized what she was doing though, she stopped and ran. She ran back to the group and didn't say a word to anyone. She told them that he said he'd be there in a minute. And he was. He looked pale white and everyone had asked what was wrong. But he just shook his head, looked at Mimi out of the corner of his eyes and said he was fine.
She looked at the wall and sighed, thinking of her date with Tai. Where had that come from? She didn't know Tai had ever liked her that way. Then she suddenly felt bad. She knew that Sora liked Tai. How was she going to explain that? She picked up the phone and dialed Sora's number.
"Hello?" Sora answered.
"Hi Sora. It's Mimi. I need to talk to you. Maybe we should go out to lunch."
Tai sat on his bed smiling. Mimi had agreed to go out with him. Then he frowned. "That'll show stupid Sora." He grumbled. He didn't need her. She didn't need him so what made him need her? He had thought she had liked him. Apparently he had been very wrong. She had told him in the Digital World that she had liked him. And he had told her in return. Guess that didn't mean anything anymore.
"Hey Tai!" Sora called. He turned around and she waved her hand at him to show she wanted him to come over. He smiled brightly at the thought of talking to her and started walking towards her. He had been feeling even closer to her and all he wanted to do all day long was be close to her and protect her.
When he almost lost her to Datamon, he had sworn to protect her from anything. He hadn't told her this promise; he had promised it to himself. And now whenever he saw her smiling and alive because of him, it made him just as happy.
He ran over to her and smiled at her. "What's up?" he asked.
She frowned and her face started to blush a bit. "You know, it's not really important." She said. Tai smiled.
"Sora. Anything you have to say is important to me. You know you can tell me anything." He told her.
She smiled and then took a deep breath. "Ok. I just wanted to tell you something."
Tai smiled hoping she was going to tell him the one thing he wanted to hear. "Of course. You can tell me anything."
"Well, I just wanted to tell you that you can tell me if you like Mimi." She said with a frown.
Tai's smile disappeared and he frowned. "What?"
"I see the way you act around her and I just wanted to tell you that you can tell me about it if you want." She said, still frowning.
Tai looked at her funny and shook his head. "Sora, you've got it all wrong. I don't like Mimi." He told her getting a little angry that she'd accuse him of that.
Sora looked like she was getting angry herself. "Don't lie to me Tai. I think I know what I'm seeing. It's fine. I'm not mad or anything."
"I'm not lying to you. And why are you getting mad at me?! I'm not lying! I'm telling you the truth!"
"You know what, forget it Tai. Forget I even asked." She said angrily and started to stomp off.
Tai quickly grabbed her hand. "Don't go. I'm not lying. It's impossible for me to like Mimi." He told her.
She looked at her hand and then at him. "Why is it impossible?" she asked.
"Because I already love you." He told her and took her face in his hands. He leaned in slowly and kissed her.
Tai looked out the window. It had been so simple then. He liked her, she liked him. Sure she had thought he liked Mimi but he didn't and she finally believed him. So how come he was going out with Mimi now? Well that was a bit complicated. After that one kiss, they had been busy saving the world in fight after fight so they hadn't had any time alone. Then when they left the Digital World they had started moving apart. They still talked but not as much.
Then the other day he had called her and she told him that she was going out with Matt on Friday. Matt? Why him? What had they had in the Digital World? Was that all thrown out the window? He just didn't understand it. Why did she have to like Matt? Why was she going out with Matt now?? Why couldn't anything go the right way?
Sora was meeting Mimi at a restaurant down the street. She got there and found Mimi waiting for her. "Hi Mimi." She said, smiling. "What's up? What did you need to talk to me about?" she asked.
Mimi sighed. "Come on. Sit down first." Sora did as she asked and sat down. She was a little confused. Mimi seemed upset or down about something. "Mimi, what's wrong?"
"I'm so sorry Sora!" she yelled.
"Sorry for what?" Sora asked. She was very confused and Mimi's words weren't helping the confusion.
"Sora. Tai called me today." She started.
"Tai? This has to do with Tai?" she said. She thought about Tai and frowned. She had hurt Tai. She had told him she loved him one moment and was now going out with Matt soon. She loved Tai but they had stopped talking. They weren't as close anymore. And she wanted him to be there for her. Not just call her once a month and talk to her in school about nothing. It was as if they were just friends again.
When Matt asked her out, she said yes because she liked Matt a little bit, even if it wasn't as much as she liked Tai. And plus, she didn't want to turn Matt down. She thought that Tai didn't like her anymore and she thought they were done when it came to anything romantic. But then he called her and when she told him he was really upset.
He started yelling at her and asking her why she was going out with Matt. Asking her about what he thought they used to have. She had been confused though because she had thought that he had stopped liking her. So now she was stuck in a date with Matt and she still loved Tai. Why did things have to be so complicated?
She figured she'd go out with Tai and explain the situation with everyone and hope that she didn't hurt Matt too much. That was all she could ask for but her plans seemed a bit messed up now. Why was Tai calling Mimi? And why was Mimi sorry…?
"Yes, it has to do with Tai." Mimi said slowly. "Sora, he asked me out…"
Sora looked at Mimi for a moment. Tai had asked her out??? She thought back to the time that he had told her he loved her. She had been accusing him of liking Mimi. So now he was asking Mimi out to get back at Sora? Or did he really like Mimi??? She remembered Mimi saying sorry to her. "And why are you sorry?"
Mimi put her face in her hands. "I said yes."
Sora was about to get upset. She was going to get up and just leave but then she realized that she couldn't let it get to her. "Well, I'm happy for you two then." She said with a smile.
Mimi took her face out of her hands and looked at Sora. "You're not mad at me? I thought you liked Tai?"
"Mimi, I don't think I told you but I'm going out with Matt on Friday." She told her, pretending that meant she was over Tai.
"Oh." Mimi said and then she smiled. "Well then I'm really glad. I wouldn't have wanted anything to happen to our friendship."
Sora smiled. "Nothing's happened to it. But just out of curiosity, when did you start liking Tai?" she asked.
Mimi frowned. "Well, I didn't really start liking him but when he asked me out I figured I'd give him a chance if he really likes me." She shrugged.
"Oh, ok." Sora said, silently crying on the inside as they finished their lunch in silence.
Mimi was walking home from lunch. She hadn't told Sora about Izzy. She hadn't told anyone that she had liked him. She was glad that Sora was going out with Matt and wouldn't mind if she went out with Tai. That was all she cared about. She didn't want anyone to get hurt because of her. She thought of Izzy quickly but brushed away the thought. He wouldn't get hurt. He was probably over her. Right?