So sorry for a late update!! I'm terrible, honestly. I'm not going to use school as an excuse, because I've only been back for a week. I just couldn't get the ending right! But here it is, the epilogue of High School Ghost! And thanks to all who reviewed, favourited, alerted, and waited through the long months for the ending of this lowly story.
Disclaimer: I don't own Digimon characters. But I do own Ai.
Ai peeked into the white room cautiously. She was holding some flowers nervously, debating whether to go in or not. Eventually she pushed the door open and stood inside. It was empty, save for a bed, television, and other flowers, unopened chocolates and candy. Ai looked around, and saw Tai sitting on the bench on the balcony outside. She went out and stood beside him.
"You're not supposed to be out of bed." she commented.
"Just because you thought you were dead these past twenty years doesn't mean you can continue acting irresponsibly."
"Since when did you become my mother?"
Ai rolled her eyes. Typical. "Honestly, Tai. Come on inside."
"But it's boring in there. I've seen the news about five times and it's exactly the same. I've probably watched each ad about a thousand times too."
"Well, the rest of us have been worried about you." Ai said. "You were hurt pretty badly."
Tai sighed. Ai sat on the seat next to him. "What's wrong?"
"You can tell me."
"I know, well, it's just...." Tai sighed again. "I forgot to mock Dagomon..."
Ai sweat dropped. "Uh...."
"I'm kinda glad I didn't say any of the more brilliant ones I'd thought of. I mean, I thought I was dead, so...."
"So you didn't think you could get hurt, huh?"
"Yeah. But it is great."
"I've only ever nearly been killed by a Digimon."
"Well, yeah, two times."
"Or three times."
"Three?" Ai was confused. "When was the other one?"
Tai grimaced. "Long story. I'll tell you later."
"Oh, I see." Ai smiled. "So will you come in?"
"I just want to get outta this hospital."
"If you're under 18 you need a parent or guardian to sign you out."
"Yeah, well, I'm not under 18."
"You are now." Ai said, standing up and putting her hands on her hips. "As of yesterday, you are a perfectly healthy and alive teenager, aside from the wound you got. Doctor Kido said that you're gonna age normally from now on."
"But that's not fair!" Tai exclaimed. "My younger sister is gonna make me call her onee-chan!!"
Ai laughed. "Aw, come on. Anyway, I heard they were getting your mom in. Since she already knew you were a lost spirit."
"I told her I was a ghost."
"Same difference." Ai shrugged. "She's going to explain to your dad and then you'll stay with them until you can live by yourself."
"As long as they hurry up!"
"What's wrong with staying here?" Ai asked. Tai stood up and went back inside the room. He sat on his bed cross-legged, arms folded, eyes closed.
"Hospitals freak me out."
"Again, long story."
Ai tilted her head to the side in disappointment.
I thought I knew him.....but I guess there's a lot to him that no one understands. No one except....wait! My parents are best friends with him. Maybe they can tell me a bit about him.
"That's okay," she said. "Just get some rest."
Tai opened one eye. "What, you leaving already?"
"If you don't want me to I won't."
"Well, if you're busy I don't mind."
"Oh, no, it's just something I thought I could do, but I can do it any time."
Both teens looked at each other, wondering whether they'd stay or leave. Then Ai blushed, and looked away.
"But if hospitals freak you out, maybe it's better if someone stays with you. At least until Doctor Kido gets your parents here."
"That could be ages."
"I know Akira was going to visit, and so was Ichi. Maybe they'll be here soon too."
"Can't wait to get away?" Tai teased. Ai blushed redder, and started to stammer.
"What? Oh, no, that's not what I meant. What I meant was that you if didn't like to be alone then I could pop out for a few minutes when Ichi and Akira get here and..."
"Ai, I was kidding."
Tai laughed. "You're so gullible it's cute."
"Shut up. I need to go. I'll be back later."
"Wait," Tai grabbed Ai by the forearm and pulled her back. "I have something to tell you."
"Can't it wait?" Ai asked. Tai shook his head vigorously.
"The last time I waited to tell someone this I missed out."
Ai had to force herself from keeping her mouth shut as realization shot through her mind. She nodded.
She perched on the edge of Tai's bed as he sighed in relief.
"But before you say anything, can I say something?"
"If you were just a spirit then, why'd you say you were a ghost?"
"Aren't they the same thing?"
".....I guess it is...." Ai mumbled.
"Just to let you know, Ai, I'm not exactly the best person when it comes to what I need to tell you."
Ai smiled at Tai sweetly. "It's okay, Tai. I....think I like you too."
Tai was surprised. Ai bit her lip, afraid she'd gotten it wrong. Then Tai laughed.
"I suppose I gave it away a few minutes ago, didn't I?"
The red-head laughed as well. "No kidding." then she sobered up. "So...what now?"
Tai placed his hand over hers. "Whatever you want."
Tai coughed to cover up a laugh, but he couldn't prevent the smile forcing its' way onto his handsome face. "You could put it that way."
"In that case, I don't care what we do. As long as I'm with you."
"I'm with you forever."
Ai smiled, and hugged Tai. Just that. And she was content.
Shoutout to best friend JBObsession......
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