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Summary: Jun keeps popping up in the most unexpected places. Tai is not pleased, especially when it gives his friends the wrong impression.
Title: No Girls Allowed
In the matter of most things, Jun Motomiya should not have been on Tai's List of People To Worry About. For one, he was her little brother's idol whom he hero-worshiped so he should already be labeled as "uninteresting goggles-obsessed freak" material. Two, she had a not-so-secret crush on his best friend, Matt, which she daily demonstrated by stalking his every movement, song, and merchandise that he produced. Three, she was a year older than him and the rest of the Digidestined and a senior in high school. Four, she didn't even attend their high school in the first place, so at least poor Matt had a bit of respite from her crazed fangirlish tendencies that she lavished shamelessly upon him. That was how the world turned. She had no reason whatsoever to purposefully seek him out except to press for the object of her affection's whereabouts and future engagements.
Which happened to be the very reason why she barged into the boy's locker room after Tai and his team had just finished kicking off the first soccer game of the fall season and were cleaning off.
Tai didn't receive much of warning. It all happened so quickly. One minute he was stepping out of the shower and rubbing down his hair, drooping damp and heavy against his head, and the next his ears were being assaulted by one his teammates' hysterical, high-pitched shriek:
"DUDE! DUDE! THERE'S A CHICK IN HERE!"
And then she materialized from out of the swirling clouds of steam like the Creature From the Black Lagoon to stand in front of him, the sweltering temperature of the locker room combined with the fact that she had run a fair distance to get where she was making her tan skin tone flush a vivid red as she panted to catch her breath.
"Jun!" Tai yelped in mortification, his voice rising several octaves above normal as he clutched the towel down about his head to form a sort of skullcap, and was eternally thankful that he had had the sense to at least wrap a towel around his waist before exiting the showers. "What are you doing here?"
"Matt's schedule," the girl managed to get out, breathing heavily through her nose. "I want it. I know you know it. Give it to me now!"
"You couldn't wait until after I at least put some clothes on before you ask that?" Tai shouted in humiliation and irritation.
"Eh?" Jun said blinking as she realized she had caught him in a near state of undress. She didn't even have the decency to act embarrassed. "Oh, come on, don't be a baby," she scoffed quite unfazed as her eyes roved across his bare chest glistening with beads of water. "I have a brother. I've lived with him for almost two decades. I think I can safely say there's not much I haven't already seen."
"Taichi, Taichi, man, tell your girlfriend to get out before the coach comes back!" moaned one of his teammates huddled halfway in his locker.
"Yeah, he sees her and we'll all be benched for the rest of the season!" wailed another doing the same, hiding behind his change of clothes hanging overhead.
"With the fall tournament coming up? Not a chance!" Tai shot back, extremely annoyed that they dare come to the conclusion that he and Jun were an item.
If Jun felt just as offended as he did, she didn't show it. She had a one-track mind. "Give me Matt's schedule and I'll go away," she repeated reminiscent of a parrot.
"What good would that do you anyway? This isn't your high school!" Tai yelled.
"It will be. I'm transferring here. I've decided to graduate from the same place as my beloved Matt!" Jun explained, clasping her hands to her face dramatically and growing a bit starry-eyed. "One day, I want to tell our children that Mommy and Daddy were childhood sweethearts and that they met and fell in love at their high school. I want to be in every class Matt is in, so I need his schedule, now hand it over!"
"What?" Tai exclaimed in horror, because all he could think of was that Matt was going to either die of shock, demand to be home-schooled, or relocate to another country to continue his education when he learned the news.
The giddy, vacant expression slipped off Jun's face as he turned and glared at him—probably for interrupting some daydream that he most definitely did not desire to know the intimate details of.
"What, you don't think it's possible for me and Matt to have our Happily Ever After?" she asked.
Tai thought it was possible for them to have an Unhappily Ever After, but he was wise enough not to say this out loud.
"Does he have another girl? Someone else?" Jun hissed venomously, running her tongue over her upper teeth, looking as if she might suddenly sprout fangs and suck their blood. "Who is she, the little tart!"
Tai took a step backwards, but she advanced like a deranged harpy on the warpath and grabbed at the sides of the towel that had slipped of his head and had fallen around his shoulders. Giving the ends a hard yank, Tai was jerked towards her with a strangled shout by the pressure against the back of his neck and gulped petrified as she pushed her face scant inches away from his.
"I demand to know who she is. Tell me this instant!" she growled, tracing her fingers up and down Tai's cheek through the material of the towel, letting him feel the threat of her wicked acrylics that promised pain if he didn't comply.
"Wow, Taichi-san is so cool!" breathed one of his teammates in awe at the scene. "He has an older woman mature in the ways of the world to guide him along!"
"And discipline him when he misbehaves," said another nodding.
"I bet they've had played some fun games," came the final statement.
That was it. Tai couldn't take it anymore.
"ARE YOU GUYS CRAZY?" he screeched, anger coursing through his veins. A sudden, violent urge to take his soccer pleats and bash them all in the heads until their brains leaked out overtook him, but in order to do that he needed to get rid of Jun's steadfast grip.
"Let go!" he snarled, twisting and turning… and tripping over the bench that was directly behind him and hauling Jun along for the ride.
They fell over backwards with twin cries of surprise and Tai found himself sprawled flat out on his back on the floor with Jun on top of him, straddling his thighs and their faces perilously close…
That was when, of course, the male portion of the Digidestined waltzed into the locker room to congratulate him on his win and see what was taking him so long to come out.
"TAICHI-SEMPAI?" Davis choked, bug-eyed and gaping so hugely, his jaw was almost touching the floor. "W-W-W-WHAT… WITH MY SISTER!"
"Fascinating," Izzy said cocking his head to one side to get a better view.
Both frames in Joe's glasses had cracked in half.
T.K. was shielding Cody's eyes with one hand.
"Geez, Tai, if you liked Jun that much, you should have been the one to take Davis home that night instead of me," Matt said, sounding put out that he had had to endure unwanted attention for so long because of that one incident, but a wide grin had settled across his features like Christmas had come early as he gazed down at the two.
"Maaaaaatt, no, this isn't what it looks like!" Jun wailed as she scrambled up from the obscene position and flung herself at him. "My heart remains yours truly now and forever!"
"What the—HEY, YOU! No girls allowed in the locker room!" came the roaring cry of the soccer coach as he made his entrance and spotted the uninvited intruder in their midst.
"I-I-I shall prove this to you! You'll see, one day you will be mine!" Jun cried devoutly as she rushed past him, fleeing in a panic.
"Taichi-san got dumped!" whispered one of his teammates.
"He lost his woman to Ishida—that's gotta hurt."
"Ishida steals all the hot chicks!"
Tai remained where had fallen, stared up at the ceiling and wondered why he had never noticed that the soccer team was composed up of complete and utter imbeciles.
"You walked in on Tai… and Jun?" Kari said, brown eyes widening in surprise as the boys related the incident to the girls once they had all regrouped outside.
"That's what was taking so long?" Yolei asked.
"Ooh, I want all the sordid details!" Mimi squealed excitedly.
"Especially since I thought Jun liked Matt," Sora said.
"Well, that's the thing—I think she still does," Izzy said. "But maybe she's testing the waters first before settling down, so to speak."
Everyone cast speculative eyes at Tai who was striding forward sullenly without speaking.
"Taichi-sempai… whyyyyy?" Davis bawled teary-eyed, appearing very betrayed.
"What are you complaining about, Davis?" T.K. said clapping him on the back. "Think of it this way: if Tai marries Jun one day, then he won't be just your sempai, he'll be your brother for real!"
"Y-yeah?" Davis perked up enthusiastically. "Yeah, that's right! Taichi-sempai, I'll finally have a sibling I really love and admire, yahoo!"
"Of course, that means Kari will be your sister too," Yolei couldn't help adding with an evil grin.
"Oh, yes, how could I have forgotten about that part?" T.K. laughed.
Davis stood stock-still in horror for a few seconds then emitted a small yelp and hurled himself at the older boy, clutching at his arm desperately. "Taichi-sempai, no, don't do it pleeeeeeeeease! You'll still be my brother just not legally! You can't marry Jun, because then I can't marry Kari! Sempai, sempaiiiiiiii!"
"Now, Davis, don't go spoiling another man's dream," Matt said smiling like a Cheshire cat. "Tai, I get to be best man at your wedding, right? Hahaha!"
Tai bit the corner of his mouth to refrain from cackling maniacally. He'd see how much Matt would still be laughing once Jun Motomiya appeared in every single one of his classes in the near future.
To Be Continued...
A/N: Another crazy digific spawned in the middle of the night. I love Jun, I really do. She's cool. I think more people would like her if she weren't such a crazy stalker fangirl always after Matt. Her character could have been better developed in the second season, too bad.
THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A HUMOROUS ONE-SHOT. LOOK AT THE MONSTROSITY I HAVE CREATED. Oh, well, I love it anyway. It's fun to see how it has evolved since I first started writing this.
I had trouble deciding where to place this in the Digimon storyline. I wanted to put this in the year following the end of 02 (just before the WTF Epilogue). But I didn't want to deal with the whole world knowing about Digimon and having partners yet. I wanted Mimi in the story too, not over in America and I wanted everyone except Joe (because he goes to a private school) in the same high school. I faced a problem there. Canon-wise Jun is either a junior or a senior. She really is three years older than the 01 gang and if they were in high school, she would have been in college already. There's a reason the English dub made the Digidestined five years older not three like in the original and I think it's because they didn't like the idea of Jun chasing after someone who was in his second year in junior high school. Also, Japanese high schools are different than American. They only have three years not four and they start the school year in spring not fall. I'm not sure Jun could transfer schools so easily and late into the year here, but I'm taking artistic license.
So I shall state here and now: this fic is officially an AU of the timeline in 02. I had to go edit poor Ken out of the first chapter since he hasn't become friends with the younger kids yet. And Mimi is an exchange student from America (I'll try and make that more clear in the next chapter). I had to boot the kids ages up a little, ugh.
Ages: Jun=17, Joe=17, Matt, Tai, Sora=16, Izzy, Mimi=15, Yolei=13, Ken, Davis, TK, Kari=12, Cody=10
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