Author's Note: If you've noticed, I have yet to start 'Digimon: The College Years' and there's a VERY good reason for that. Keep an eye on my author profile page for an explanation, which will be coming soon. But for the moment, let's go back to six years before, shortly after the events of 'First Date'…on Valentine's Day
Summary: At age 12, TK and Kari are together and Davis has really been helping in their relationship. And seeing the success he's had in keeping TK and Kari happy, Davis has decided to expand his horizons…for Valentine's Day. Davis is ready to play Cupid.
Valentine's Davis: Part 1
The sun was barely starting to rise on a new day. It was actually the 13th of February to be exact, but to twelve-year-old Davis Motomiya, it was just another day…for him to sleep in. But things didn't go his way when his alarm clock started going off. As his alarm clock buzzed, Davis grabbed it and chucked it across the room.
Unfortunately, he nailed poor Veemon, his Digimon partner, right across the head. Davis couldn't even gather the strength to apologize for the miscue, so he just plopped his head back down and kept sleeping. But before he could start snoring again, he felt…
…freezing cold water pour down onto the back of his neck. Davis jumped out of his bed and opened his eyes, now wide-awake, to see Veemon rubbing his nose painfully.
"Sorry, buddy," Davis said groggily. "I guess we should get something to eat?"
"Bring me back my usual," Veemon grinned.
Davis shrugged as he watched Veemon jump up onto his bed. Now that he thought of it, his stomach WAS growling. And that meant it was time for breakfast.
Davis reached the table and couldn't help but notice the sight in front of him. He saw his older sister, Jun, sitting at the table…with a stack of greeting cards.
"What's all this?" Davis asked curiously.
"What does it look like?" Jun replied. "I'm sending out a bunch of greeting cards for Valentine's Day. It's hard to settle on just ONE guy. I'm already sending some cards to Matt, Jim, and every single member of the Teenage Wolves."
"Matt and Jim don't like you," Davis pointed out. "And the Teenage Wolves already have a bunch of fan girls chasing after them. They don't need one more psychotic fan!"
Having heard that, Jun clocked Davis over the head with one of the bigger greetings cards. Davis rubbed his head, checking to see if there weren't any paper cuts, if nothing else.
"Is Valentine's Day coming up?" Davis asked. "I haven't noticed."
"It's TOMORROW, doofus! I can't believe you haven't noticed. Just because that Kari girl dumped you doesn't mean you can forget a day like Valentine's Day."
"KARI DIDN'T DUMP ME!!" Davis shouted. "She just…picked someone else. And for your information, I'm very happy for her AND for TK. In fact…I've even been helping them out. They're getting a lot closer thanks to me."
"What, do you think you're some kind of matchmaker or something?"
"What's that supposed to mean?"
"I never pictured you as the kind of guy to be a matchmaker, but that's what you are. Instead of fighting this relationship like I expected you to, you're keeping them together."
"And I'm doing a good job at it," Davis added. "Hmm………I wonder what they're doing for Valentine's Day?"
"More than you," Jun muttered.
"What's that supposed to mean?"
"It means that you're going to spending Valentine's Day by yourself, aren't you? You don't exactly have a girl to spend it with, do you?"
Davis frowned. It was true. TK and Kari would have each other tomorrow, but Davis would be…by himself. It was an awful feeling.
"That's…true," Davis said softly. That's when he got an idea. "But it doesn't have to be that way for everybody."
"Now what's THAT supposed to mean?" Jun asked.
Davis smirked. "You'll see."
"What are you planning to do again?" Veemon asked.
Davis's conversation with Jun was quite an eye-opener for him. And it also gave him a great idea of what to do on Valentine's Day.
"Veemon…I don't want everyone to be lonely," Davis sighed. "I want to help my friends be happy like Kari and TK. What if I helped them?"
"You're going to become a REAL matchmaker?" Veemon asked. "How are you going to do that?"
"Well…I might need some help," Davis said slyly. Then he eyed his partner.
Veemon sweatdropped. "I guess SOMEBODY has to help. But do you even know who you're matching up?"
Davis thought about that. "Well…I have a FEW ideas…"
Davis had a few ideas of who to match up, but the first thing he had to do was get certain people to admit their crushes. And the first thought he had in mind…was a certain older DigiDestined. So Davis dragged Veemon along and made a quick stop at the high school.
And that's where Davis found seventeen-year-old Joe Kido, working on another project of his. Joe was working with an IV, bandages, and a plastic dummy. Joe was always one of the busier guys Davis knew. But there was always suspicion that Joe may have liked…a certain someone.
Joe didn't raise his head, instead still focusing on his project. "Hey Davis. What's up?"
This wouldn't be easy to approach. It could very well be a touchy subject for Joe, but Davis knew that if he wanted his friends to be happy, he'd have to approach it anyway.
"Joe…I was wondering…do you have anything planned for Valentine's Day?"
That got Joe's attention away from his project. "No…why do you ask?"
"Well…wouldn't like to spend to spend it with a special someone?"
Joe raised an eyebrow. "I had no idea you swung that way, Davis."
"HUH?! NO! Not with ME!" Davis sputtered. "I meant…with a certain girl. A certain girl you like?"
Joe stopped working entirely, which meant this was serious. "What do you mean a certain girl I like?"
"Joe…there IS a girl you like, isn't there? Someone you've been afraid to walk up to?"
"I don't know what you're talking about," Joe muttered, going back to his project.
Davis finally decided to mention a name. "Someone…like Mimi?"
Joe immediately dropped everything. One of the scalpels he was using slipped from his finger and went into one of the IV bags, resulting in blood squirting everywhere.
"How…did you know about me and Mimi?" Joe asked curiously.
Davis answered his question with a question of his own. "What if I helped you and her get together?"
Likewise, Joe answered with a question of his own. "I'd ask 'What's in it for you?'"
"Joe…why would you think I want something out of this?"
"Well, I'm not the kind of guy to be cynical…but I find it a little hard to believe that you're doing this out of the goodness of your heart. What's the deal, Davis?"
"Oh…well…I…just want to help. I've seen the good I've done for Kari and TK and…I was wondering if I could work that same magic for someone else."
"I…see. So…why me? Why am I being singled out? I'm sure there are other people out there who need valentines."
"Who said I was stopping with you?" Davis grinned.
Joe blinked. "Who appointed you Cupid this year?"
"I did! Isn't it great?"
Joe sighed. "I have a bad feeling about this. Ok…you can help me with Mimi…but that's only because I have no idea how to approach her. What do you have in mind, Davis?"
"You've got to be smooth about it, dude! The first thing we got to do is…"
Davis and Veemon were both hiding behind a bush while Joe was standing near a friend's doorstep. For the next few days, Mimi was staying with Sora. Before going back home to New York, Mimi wanted to stay a few extra weeks to spend with her old friends…AND get some designs done. Sora and Mimi were both hoping to take their new fashion label overseas someday.
Joe was holding up a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates, but to just walk up to the doorstep and hand them to Mimi would be so…normal. And Davis wouldn't settle for that. So he had Joe stand away from the door while he had something set up above the door. A something that was tied by a cord Davis was holding in his hand.
"Go knock! And come back!"
Veemon took his cue and ran over to the door. He quickly knocked and rushed back to the bush where he and Davis were hiding. It took a while, but someone finally answered the door. It was sixteen-year-old Sora Takenouchi, who curiously looked out into what was seemingly empty space. It wasn't long before she was joined by her friend, fifteen-year-old Mimi Tachikawa.
"Sora? Who is it?"
"There's nobody out here."
That's when Davis tugged on a cord. A basket immediately fell in front of the girls and was suspended in the air by the cord. The front of the basket said:
To My One and Only. Please Be My Valentine, Mimi.
Mimi gasped. "F-F-F-For me?"
"That is so sweet!" Sora smiled. "Who sent this?"
Davis looked out and gave Joe the thumbs up. And Joe came right out with the flowers and chocolates. Neither Mimi nor Sora saw him…yet.
"I did," he finally said.
Mimi looked over and was shocked to see Joe. "Y-You? Joe?"
Joe nodded. "Mimi…will you be my valentine?"
Mimi's eyes brightened as she nodded excitedly. "Y-Y-Yes!"
Mimi quickly took the flowers and chocolates and gave Joe such a big hug that they both fell over. Davis could only smile in satisfaction. It didn't take long for his first success story. Seeing his work was done, Davis started crawling away with Veemon right behind him.
But what he didn't notice…was that Sora had spotted him.
Davis was already walking down the street, heading home. He had successfully paired up Joe and Mimi and…it was all surprisingly easy. But for the day, he was done. There was nothing more for him to do, so Davis just wanted to get back home…and think about how he would spend Valentine's Day.
Davis stopped and turned around…just in time to see Sora running up to him.
"Davis…I saw you in the bushes," Sora said. "What were you doing there?"
Davis scratched the back of his head nervously. "Well…I…"
"Did you…help Joe with Mimi?"
Davis couldn't believe she guessed it so quickly. "What makes you say that?"
"This is JOE we're talking about. He wouldn't have had the guts to do something like that. He would've needed…help. You DID help him, didn't you?"
Davis sheepishly kicked the sidewalk softly. "Well…maybe."
Sora beamed. "That's really sweet of you, Davis. So I guess this means you're…playing Cupid?"
Davis didn't exactly know how to respond to that. It's been the recurring theme of the day. Davis has turned into this year's Cupid.
"Um…I guess you could say that."
"I…was kinda hoping you'd say that. Davis………can you do me a HUGE favor? Y-You don't have to. I mean…I understand if you wouldn't want to."
"Oh…don't worry about it, Sora. What do you need?"
"I know Valentine's Day is tomorrow…but there's a guy out there…who hasn't really noticed. I'm afraid he doesn't know how I really feel. I mean…we're close friends and everything…and we've been hanging out together A LOT…especially lately. Well…I guess what I'm trying to say is…I want to be his girlfriend. You know who I'm talking about…right?"
Davis didn't even hesitate. "Of course I do! It's pretty obvious."
Sora's eyes glimmered with hope. "Then will you help me, Davis?"
"Absolutely! What do you want me to do?"
Sora handed Davis an envelope. "Can you leave this Valentine's Day card on his porch for me? I'd like to do it myself, but I'm afraid of what might happen if I get caught. I'd get so nervous. At least if you get caught, it'll look…less awkward. Know what I mean?"
Davis took the envelope, which wasn't labeled for anyone in particular. "Oh, of course! I'll go down there right away!"
"Thank you SO much, Davis!"
Sora gave Davis a kiss on the cheek, which had the goggle boy blushing a bright red. Cupid himself never got these kinds of benefits. While Davis stood spellbound, Sora walked away, looking back one more time to give Davis a friendly smile.
Finally, Davis composed himself and reorganized his thoughts. He knew what he had to do now. He had a job to do. So he took the envelope and rushed to make the delivery.
Davis went to deliver the envelope…straight to Tai.
Next Time: We all know that Davis has good intentions. But there's one problem. What if the card ISN'T for Tai? A love triangle takes center stage in the next chapter and poor Davis will be caught right in the middle.
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