Author's Notes: Another challenge I'm doing here. Details below:
Title: Of Popcorn and Pine-Sol
Main Characters: Ken, Takeru, Hikari, Miyako, Iori and Daisuke
Pairings: Takari and Kenyako
Plot Brief: Hikari asks her parents if she can have her friends over for a sleepover while they're out of town with Taichi for a college visit, and they say yes. So all of the 02 digidestined come over and they start a movie-thon. By the end of the third movie, they're all slaphappy and Daisuke mistakes a small bottle of Pine-Sol sitting on the counter for a bottle of Jack Daniels... and you can only guess what ensues.
I'm assuming that Tai would be the equivalent of a Canadian grade 12, (18 years old), so the 02 digidestined will be 14-16, depending on the individual. For this story, I'm using the English dub system of names/ages/etc.
The first chapter's a little short; I'm just getting warmed up :D
Chapter 1: Please, mom?
"Mom, can I have a few friends over for a sleepover this weekend?" asked Kari. The 15-year old digidestined bounced on the balls of her feet in the Kamiya living room, excited.
Neither parent however, shared her enthusiasm. Her dad spoke, "Kari, both of us – and Tai – are going to be gone for the weekend. Leaving you alone is one thing, but having a sleepover? What if something happens?"
Kari pouted. "But dad, it's not like I'll get into any trouble. And plus, it's only the others."
Both parents shared a look. They knew who the others were, and for the most part, they were a good bunch. Still, sometimes their behaviour left something to be desired… "We'd feel better if there was a chaperone around, Kari," her mom said, "how about next week?"
"But then Tai's going to be home."
Tai stuck a head out of his room, where he was currently packing. "Someone say my name?" Kari quickly shook her head, and stuck her tongue out at him. Tai responded with a similar gesture, then resumed his packing. Kari turned back to her doubtful parents.
Her parents looked at each other again. True, the 'circumstances' from several years ago did force the children to grow up rather quickly. But they were still kids. After silently debating for a few minutes, they relented. "Fine – "
Kari squealed and ran off to call her friends.
" – But," her father continued. Kari turned back to her father. "You have to all promise to behave and not do something stupid like burn the house down." Kari nodded. "And you have to let us know immediately IF anything happens." Kari nodded again. "And no drinking, smoking, fighting, making loud noises that would cause neighbours to complain…" Kari bobbed her head up and down, listening to her father drone on about rules and responsibilities, and consequences of not keeping said rules.
"…And don't forget about the list of emergency contacts on the fridge." Kari nodded again. When she was certain her father had finished, she went off.
"Hey Yolei? It's Kari. I'm having a sleepover this weekend…you can make it? Great…yeah, mom and dad aren't going to be here…nope. No Tai either…I know I'm so excited too!"
"Ahem." Tai cleared his throat. "What's this about being excited about me not being there?"
"Nothing…" said Kari, trying to inch away after hanging up.
"Oh no ya don't," said Tai reaching over and pulling her into the bedroom. There, he began to clobber his sister with all the pillows he hadn't packed yet. Kari screamed and reached for one he had dropped, and the pillow fight began in earnest.
The Kamiya parents looked at each other. Her friends aren't even here and this was happening. Was this a bad idea?