Shots In The Dark: The Taiorato Collection
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Two.) Unlike oneshot, which has a set ending, I'll just post little stories in here that I write about anything dealing with these three characters that has no place in any other story. there is no time table for these, only when inspiration moves me. The next installment may be days, weeks, months, minutes later. Sonfaro hopes you enjoy them when they finally arrive. Thanks. - Sonfaro
One.) Third Wheel
He feels like the third wheel.
The odd man out as it were. It's why Tai Kamiya always hesitates when they ask him to attend some function with them. Just them. Group activities are fine, he can cope. He can blend into the background with Agumon and be happy. But when it's just the three of them, watching some movie that she picked out and he approved of, Tai can't help but feel a little distant. He doesn't blame them; not at all. He's actually quite happy for them, and when it's just Matt or Sora he has a marvellous time in teasing them. He just wishes that they didn't go through this ruse of trying to include him into their lives when it is clear that he was one man to many. Yet he never outright refuses them. Because he loves them both and wants them to be happy, regardless of how he feels.
She feels like the third wheel.
They're so close to one another it's ridiculous. It's hard enough for Sora Takenouchi to find time to spend with her boyfriend without having Tai run in and steal him away from her... Perhaps 'steal' is harsh, she thinks, as Matt has every right and capability to tell Tai no when the unkempt boy wonder drags him off on some adventure or another. But he doesn't, because as much as Matt would deny it on his return to her, he cannot hide the joy sparkling in his beautiful blue eyes. The joy one feels when they have spent the evening eating hotdogs, pulling pranks, or simply being alive. She knows Tai can have that effect; she's felt it before - it was once a feeling exclusive to her. She doesn't mind their fun, boys will be boys. But still, she can't help but feel left out, lacking the intimacy from both boys she knows better than anyone. Yet she sucks it up, and keeps moving forward, perhaps two steps behind them, but on the same path none the less. She loves them both, and though it kills her inside, she wants them to be happy.
He feels like the third wheel.
Sure, he knows Tai's deepest, darkest secrets, and yes he's made out with Sora. But when the two are together, there is no reaching them, and Matt Ishida finds himself alone, racing his thumbs with clenched hands. Waiting for an argument, or interruption or for one of them to fall asleep. For as long as he's known them they've been inseparable, and even when he began seeing Sora as more than a friend, he found he had to ask Tai's permission; as if the boy were somehow responsible for Sora's happiness. The more Matt thinks about it, the more that seems to ring true. When they are together, Sora is nothing but smiles, and though Matt is not the jealous type, a part of him wishes that he could have the same impact on the love of his life that his partner in crime. And yet he waits with them, a smile briefly cracking his lips apart, because he knows he loves them both, and despite it all, he wants them to be happy.
They feel like the third wheel. One wheel too many on the bicycle of life. But to everyone outside of their relationship, they are simply a different vehicle. No bicycle, but a tricycle, a finely crafted vehicle of balance and safety. And though they may not have the speed or poise that others have, they are stable. They are happy. Because they are with the ones who want them to be happy.
And no one can take that away from them.