I hope this chapter, the last one, isn't too confusing. It's no longer first person, just warning you now.
The digital world was safe again. Gennai was reconfigured, and all the digital world rejoiced. Yolei also was reacquainted with someone…her best friend, Hawkmon. Everything seemed okay in the real world and digital world…
They already had quite the life. Their adventures in the digital world had already made them different from others. They were, like their other close friends, digidestined. Friends since age six, they properly attained the title "digidestined" at age eleven. So much had happened, bonding the already best of friends: Taichi Kamiya (Or Yagami in Japanese) and Sora Takenouchi. The other digidestined had bonded with them as well, but the story of dear "Taiora" is a lot deeper, for sure.
The two digidestined were sitting on the beach of Odaiba as the sky started to darken. It was an August evening, and they sat close by each other, staring in the horizon. Besides the few kids playing volleyball nearby, they were the only ones there. Sora was laying her head on Tai's shoulder, watching the shore water crawl towards the sand and back to the sea. Sora's story had been quite, well…something. She went from being a tomboy, to the digidestined of Love, holding a great responsibility. From being a skirt wearing teen to mentoring the younger digidestined. From dating Matt, to falling in love with Tai. From being dead, to being alive. Head rested on Tai, she thought of all the events that had happened to her up to that moment.
And Tai…his story has been a perfect example of bravery. He went from being ornery to the digidestined of courage, and the leader. From being a bit too immature to a bit too mature. He learned that he was in love with his best friend, and handled the short loss of her life the best any young man would. He felt the pressure of Sora's head on his shoulder, and closed his eyes. She was here.
Sora had now finally been out the hospital, and now it was time for him to go. He was leaving for America the next morning, while Sora was heading to Nagoya to take care of her sick grandmother. This was the last they would be spending time together for a long time…and for a while, it was spent in silence.
Sora wasn't sure what to say or do. Things were peaceful, yes, but she still wanted to talk. Sora had encouraged Tai to go to college in America. But in truth, she was sad. They would still talk to each other on the phone, e-mail…but the small "irrational" fear of him meeting another girl who was better still lingered.
Little did Sora know that Tai was thinking the same. Sora may meet someone better than Tai…someone who could take care of her while he was gone.
But the two smiled and shook their heads. They had the one thing that kept their relationship strong…trust. Tai finally broke the silence after a breeze rippled through his tall brown hair.
"You know, I'm really nervous. I wish you could be at the airport…you know, telling me goodbye and stuff."
"I wish I could, too. I bet your mom is going to be bawling." Sora added thoughtfully.
"Yeah, that's going to happen. Dad is going to America with me for a week, and she's still scared for me."
"You told Agumon bye, right?"
"Of course." Tai said. "I can still go to the digital world from San Francisco. I explained that I'll have a lot to do, though, so I won't be seeing him for a while."
"What's the first thing you're going to do in America?"
"Learn to drive there." Tai responded simply. Sora laughed.
"And you finally got your license in Japan, too."
"Yep, I know right? It won't be too confusing, I hope."
Another round of silence…
"Tai, I want you to be safe."
"This lecture sounds awfully familiar." Tai groaned.
"I don't care. You know how much you mean to me. Return back safely. When will you come visit?"
"Whenever I can. Holidays and stuff. We could always meet up in the digital world, too."
"You're right." Sora nodded. "Things are going to be alright after all. And Tai?"
Sora shifted her body so that her entire self was now facing Tai. "We've talked about this before, and I completely trust you more than anything. But please…don't you…"
"Forget about you." Tai finished quietly. "I could never do that. Don't you forget about me either."
"I will not. I promise."
Sora resumed to putting her head back on Tai's shoulder, and the two spent the rest of the evening gazing at the sky.
"You promise that you'll text when you're halfway there, and call when you get to that airport?" Mrs. Kamiya tearfully asked Tai, who rolled his eyes.
"Yeah, mom. We went over this so many times now, that's it's crazy."
"Before you know it, he'll lose all sanity and won't be able to play soccer after all." Kari teased.
"Yeah. And more money for us to pay." Mr. Kamiya added.
Mrs. Kamiya put her hands on her hips. "Forgive me for being a caring person." she said sarcastically.
"Oh Mom." Tai gave his mother a hug. "I know you were just trying to be caring. I appreciate that. I'll stay in touch, promise."
"Plane leaving from Tokyo, Japan to San Francisco, California now boarding."
Tai sucked in a huge breath. This was it. Really! The bearer of Courage and his father were walking down the corridor that led to the plane when a voice screamed "TAI!"
Tai spun around to see the bearer of Love standing where Tai and his father came from. He froze at the spot, unsure if he was seeing things.
"Hey!" she called out, waving her arm and smiling.
Tai ran towards Sora, dropping a sports bag he was carrying.
"You came." he said after he was a few inches away from her.
"I did. I had to. I couldn't miss this. My mom said we'll just have a late start to grandma's. She sends her farewell, by the way." Sora said that quickly, and all in one breath. "Oh goodness…I'm so happy I caught you on time. I honestly thought I was going to miss you."
"Well, you didn't. I'm so glad you came. So I-"
"Plane leaving in ten minutes." a security guard said. "You have to go."
Tai looked down sadly at Sora. "I'm sorry you had to come only to see me for a short time."
"It was worth it." Sora replied, looking down. Tai grabbed her shoulders and quickly pulled her towards him, kissing her. She wrapped her arms around him, closing her eyes and kissing back.
"Okay, kids. That's enough." the guard said.
"I'll message you when I'm there." Tai promised after he pulled away. "I'll send pictures, too."
"I know you will. Now go, kiddo."
Tai thanked her, told her he loved her, and ran down towards the plane, catching up with his father.
"I was wondering how long you were going to take." Mr. Kamiya said. "Did you kiss her?"
"I, uh…" Tai blushed. "Yeah, I did Dad."
"Ha ha ha! That's my boy!"
Sora Takenouchi stood there in silence next to the guard. She was smiling, knowing Tai was off to a new, amazing adventure.
"So, uh…was that your boyfriend?" the guard awkwardly asked Sora.
"He's more than that." Sora replied softly, giving the guard a shy smile. "He's my best friend."
The plane flying towards America now held a digidestined off to a new adventure. But he no longer felt sad about leaving others behind. Sora, Matt, Kari, TK, Mimi, Izzy, Joe, Davis, Ken, Cody, Yolei, Agumon, his parents…he would see them again soon. And there was something about him and Sora that kept him even more hopeful.
(A/N The end. Wow…I actually finished my first real fanfiction! Ahh!! I would like to THANK ALL THE READERS, REVIEWERS, EVERYONE so much for reading and reviewing this. And for their support. You all helped me go on to actually finishing this. I hope this wasn't too horrible of an ending…beats the canon one, in my opinion. Of course…I'm biased. Tell me what you think, and thank you all so much! Until we meet again….ha.)