Last Time: Sora confronted Davis…and proceeded to strangle him for delivering the card to Tai. Hoping to make things better, Davis talked to Tai…which resulted in another strangling. Now Davis feels worse than before, but thinks he may have found a way to make up for his mistakes.


Valentine's Davis: Part 4


Holding a bouquet of red roses in his hands, Davis walked down the busy sidewalk in Odaiba. People couldn't help but stop and stare at the little goggle boy carrying flowers, obviously thinking he was doing it for his valentine. Davis ignored their curious stares and kept on walking.

He didn't know exactly where to go with this. He knew Sora wouldn't be home all day. So maybe this wasn't such a good idea. Then Davis caught his first lucky break in the last few days. He looked through the window of a nearby restaurant and saw Sora eating by herself.

Seeing his opportunity, Davis quickly ran into the restaurant to meet up with Sora.


As he walked about Odaiba, Tai looked around everywhere but still wasn't faring any better than he had been a few hours ago. By all means this should have been over by now, but it couldn't end until he actually FOUND Sora. So he looked around everywhere, hoping to find signs of ANYBODY. Unfortunately, Tai wasn't looking where he was going and bumped into someone. It was the last person he wanted to see.

It was Matt and this time he had a bouquet of red roses in one hand and a wrapped present in the other.

"Who are those for?" Tai asked almost bitingly, despite knowing the answer.

"They're for Sora," Matt growled.

"You're really sure of yourself, aren't you?"

"That's right. Because I know Sora likes ME!"

Tai couldn't believe he was about to say this. "Well…maybe you're right."

That caught Matt by surprise. "I am? You mean you aren't going to argue with me?"

Tai shook his head. "You were right. That card WASN'T meant for me. Sora DOES like you more than she likes me. I just hope I can find her and tell her everything's ok."

"So where is she?" Matt asked.

"I don't know. Let's go find her."

Tai and Matt started walking down the street, side-by-side, both looking to find Sora. The only idea Tai had was to check her house and ask Mimi where she could have gone. But it turned out that they didn't have to look much farther.

"Huh? Tai, look!"

Matt pointed to a nearby restaurant. Tai and Matt both looked through the glass window to see Sora was sitting by herself…for the moment. Because seconds later, another guy sat right in front of her…and gave her a bouquet of roses.

It was Davis.


Sora was in total shock. The last thing she expected was to go into this restaurant and suddenly be given this bouquet of roses.

"Davis…they're beautiful!"

Davis nodded sheepishly. "I wanted to make up for messing up so badly. And I thought the best way to do it…was to give you these flowers so you can give them to Matt."

Sora blinked. "Huh? You want me to give these to Matt?"

"Yeah! It's even got a personalized message for him. After all, there's no better to way to show a guy you love him than to give him flowers, right?"

Sora giggled. "Davis…I think you have that backwards. But it's a really nice thought. You're right. Maybe this can help show Matt how I feel. But what about Tai?"

"Tai wants to talk to you," Davis replied. "He wants to tell you that he's ok with you and Matt."

"But how am I supposed to believe that?" Sora pointed out. "Tai said the same thing a little more than a year ago. But it wasn't true, was it? He wasn't ok with us. So what makes this any different?"

Sora laid her forehead on the table. But she suddenly noticed Davis holding her right hand. She looked at the younger goggle boy, who had a look of concern on his face. He was obviously just trying his best to console her.

"He's your best friend," Davis said solemnly. "He doesn't want to lose your friendship and you don't want to lose his. The only thing you can do…is trust him."

Sora smiled. "You're really sweet, Davis. Thank you."

Sora leaned over and…


Tai and Matt's jaws dropped open when they saw Sora lean over and kiss Davis on the cheek. And when they saw that, they both absolutely exploded. After all this, the whole Cupid thing was just an act. Davis had obviously moved in on Sora, himself.

"I'll kill him!" they both shouted.

Matt suddenly turned his focus to Tai. "No way, Tai! She's not your girlfriend! I'LL kill him!"

"She's not OFFICIALLY your girlfriend yet," Tai pointed out. "Anyway, you weren't the one being given the pep talk earlier. It all makes sense now! No wonder Davis did that favor for Sora! He wanted to look good for her!"

Matt nodded. "We're not going to let him get away with this, Tai. Just because he couldn't have Kari doesn't mean we're about to let him have Sora. You know what I mean?"

Tai nodded back. "Yeah! Just wait until he comes out!"

With that, Tai and Matt both walked towards the restaurant…waiting for Davis to come out.


Davis couldn't help but feel a lot better about himself. He felt like he made a difference and this time, it was for the better. All that was left now was to find Matt and have Sora give him the flowers. So he made sure to step out of the restaurant and begin his search.

"DAVIS!!"

Luckily, Davis didn't have to look long. He turned his head to see that he had already found Matt. But Davis's face quickly fell when he saw that Matt didn't look too happy. And neither did Tai, who was standing right behind him. But Davis wanted to keep the mood cheerful.

"Hi guys!" Davis said cheerfully.

Matt didn't exactly return the friendly salutation. Instead, he ran straight for Davis and tackled him roughly to the ground, scraping him across the sidewalk. Before Davis could even react, he found himself being strangled YET AGAIN. Only Matt was doing it with much more furious rage.

"You just moved in on her, you little punk!" Matt shouted. "I should break every bone in your body!"

Davis could only gag and choke. "AAAGH! SORA!"

A few seconds later, which felt like a painful eternity to Davis, Sora walked out of the restaurant and gasped when she saw Matt going insane. She dropped the flowers and went over to try and pull him off with both hands.

"MATT! What are you doing?! Get off him!!"

Matt stopped choking Davis long enough to let him get back onto his feet. But Davis wished he had stayed down, because when he got up, Matt landed a furious fist in his stomach. The hard punch knocked the wind out of Davis and he fell right to his knees.

Matt now focused on Sora. "When were you planning to tell me?! I mean…YOU…and DAVIS?!"

"Where did you get that idea?!" Sora demanded.

Matt pointed to the flowers on the ground. "I saw him give you those flowers! I saw him hold your hand! And I saw you kiss him on the cheek!"

Sora looked steamed. "He was holding my hand to console me! And I kissed him to show him my gratitude for those flowers…which are FOR YOU!!"

Matt stopped. He suddenly went pale. "Huh?"

Sora picked up the flowers and shoved them into Matt's chest. Davis managed to pull himself up long enough to see Matt pull out the card and start reading it aloud.

"To my special valentine. I'm sorry I didn't have the courage to tell you how I feel. And I'm sorry for all the confusion. But make no mistake about it, you're the only one I want as a valentine. Please be mine. –Love, Sora."

Silence.

Matt gulped. "Sora…I'm sorry…"

"Save it, Matt! What did I ever see in you? Your temper's worse than Tai's!"

Tai looked hurt. "Huh? Mine?"

"You two are MADE for each other!" Sora shouted. "No wonder people started getting the wrong idea about you two! Well, if this is how it's going to be, then I don't WANT a valentine!"

Matt looked like his world was falling apart. "Sora, please…"

"NO! Just leave me…"

Davis couldn't take anymore. "STOP!!!!"

Everyone suddenly went silent. Tai, Matt, and Sora all turned to Davis, who looked mortified at everything that was happening.

"This is all MY FAULT!!" Davis cried. "None of this would be happening if I had just minded my own business!! I'm sorry I tried to play Cupid this year! I'll never do it again! But I don't want you three fighting!" He walked up to Sora. "I'm sorry. I just want you and Tai to still be friends. And I still want you and Matt to take the next step. I don't want everything to fall apart because of me. Can we just forget this all happened?!"

Silence. It didn't look like anyone knew what to make of this anymore. So Davis decided to make things clearer. He walked over and grabbed Sora and Matt's hands and joined them together. Davis then wanted to join Sora's other hand with Tai's. But Tai pulled his hand away.

"I don't want to pry," Tai said gently. "Let's just leave them alone."

Davis wanted to make sure things would be ok, but Tai was already walking him away…leaving Sora and Matt alone.


Just because Davis poured his heart out didn't mean Sora wasn't angry. She couldn't even bring herself to look at Matt right now. But for some reason, she did turn her head and see the apologetic look on Matt's face.

"Sora, I'm sorry."

"You were jealous, weren't you?"

"Well…yeah. I didn't know what to believe when I saw you and Davis. But I should have known better."

"You really should have. I mean, COME ON! Me and…DAVIS?"

Matt chuckled softly. "You're right. I guess that doesn't make any sense." He reached over and held Sora's hand. "Sora…will you forgive me? And will you still be my valentine?"

Sora couldn't stay mad at Matt. She could only give in. "Ok…I forgive you, Matt. Come here."

Matt and Sora locked in a Valentine's Day kiss. Of course, both forgot they were standing in front of a busy restaurant. When they kissed, they heard a loud round of applause and cheers erupt from inside the restaurant. The people were obviously captivated by this Valentine's Day love story that unfolded before their very eyes.

Sora sweatdropped. "Matt…could we find someplace a little more private?"

Matt looked around and couldn't help but see all the stares…and rowdy spectators, one of whom even shouted out loudly.

"You can do it!"

Matt sweatdropped himself. "Um…maybe we SHOULD find a little more privacy."

With that, Matt led Sora away by the hand. And once again, it was to a rousing ovation.


"So Tai's really ok with this?"

Valentine's Day was coming to a close and it couldn't come soon enough for Davis. Now he was back in the safety of his own home, getting a bandage wrapped over his cuts and bruises from where he made brutal contact with the sidewalk from Matt's tackle. And he was getting wrapped up by his good friend, fourteen-year-old Yolei Inoue.

"Everything's fine now," Davis answered. "Matt and Sora are valentines and Tai's totally ok with it. Everything worked out GREAT!"

Yolei shook her head. "You really think by butting into people's lives you made things better?"

"Of course! It worked for TK and Kari! And it worked for Joe and Mimi!"

"Let me put it to you this way," Yolei said as she reached for another bandage. "This situation was a lot more delicate and things would have been a lot better if you had just stayed out of it. But to your credit, you DID get Matt and Sora together and Tai's…relatively stable. So I guess you did SOMETHING right."

"That's great to hear!" Davis grinned. "Even though I didn't have a valentine myself this year, I helped make others happy. And that's good enough for me. I just hope I can do the same thing next year."

And that gave Davis an idea. He shifted his gaze to Yolei. But Yolei knew what Davis was thinking and immediately grabbed him by the ear.

"Yeah, well let me just give you fair warning, Davis Motomiya. You can play Cupid all you want, but if you DARE try to do something with me and Ken, no matter HOW good your intentions, then what Matt did will be NOTHING compared to what *I* do to you! Got me?"

Davis pulled himself from Yolei's grip. "Yeah, I got you."

Davis started to reconsider. Maybe it was best for him to just retire while he was still in one piece.


THE END


Author's Note: If you've noticed my profile page, you know I'm planning one last story before Digimon: The College Years. I thought about it for a long time, but I wanted to get to one more story because…

1. I wanted to give some more time for Tamers to wrap up in Japan. The third season is getting REALLY interesting and things can change drastically in the next few weeks and I want my story to reflect any of those changes.
2. Before I move forward, I want to tell the story of how TK and Kari broke up. A lot of people were questioning the end of "Keeping Secrets", wondering what happened between this seemingly inseparable couple that could make them break up. You'll find out in the next story and you can judge for yourselves: irreconcilable differences or just a horrible misunderstanding?

Come back for my next story, "Double Play", and see what happens when an old villain returns and life gets complicated.

In the meantime, check out "Stay Together For The Kids", a surprise one-shot looking at what went down as Matt watched his parents drift towards divorce. That angsty little one-shot goes out to a special friend of mine, who knows what it's like to live through a tough divorce.


Any comments? Then mail me at AmericanCaptor@hotmail.com and don't forget to review below!