Author's Note: Well I'll be damned. I never thought I'd see the day when this fic would come to an end. With no further ado, however, I'd like to present to you my final chapter.
Small waves crashed gently along the shoreline, their bubbles tumbling slowly up the sand before retreating back to the ocean. Izzy sat on the big rock where he and Matt often came to talk about Matt's problems. The giant rock was wedged into the sand, standing firm and facing the sunset.
Izzy looked out into the ocean. How could he be such an idiot? What the hell was he thinking even having feelings for Joe, much less coming forward and actually confessing them? He clenched his fists and held back tears, cursing himself and his stupidity. He tensed suddenly when he felt a hand rest on his shoulder. Turning his head, he opened his mouth in shock.
Matt hopped up and took his place on the rock beside Izzy. "I knew I'd find you here."
Izzy didn't reply. They sat for a moment and listened to the sounds of the beach. This was the place where Tai surprised him and knocked him over the other day. It was where he had cut his finger on the rock and Tai sucked it to stop the bleeding. Shivers ran down his spine. He decided to turn his attention to the boy at hand.
"Why'd you run off like that, buddy?" Matt prodded.
Izzy turned away and clenched his fists.
"You like Joe, don't you?"
Izzy squeezed his eyes shut.
"Did… you tell him?"
He lowered his head solemnly. Matt saw this coming.
"What did he say?"
Matt could see Izzy's shoulders tense.
"He – he said he wasn't…gay."
Matt could feel his heart starting to ache. He grabbed Izzy's shoulders and pulled him into a tight embrace. He had seen this coming. He saw the way Izzy looked at Joe. And he saw the way Joe looked at Mimi. It was only a matter of time before he got hurt.
Izzy pulled his head away slowly and Matt quickly brought it back to face him. He held him there and looked deep into his soft, hurt eyes. Matt caressed his cheek, wiping the tears away with his thumb. The skin on his face was soft and delicate, and under his eyes was puffy.
Matt leaned his face in closer. He didn't know why, but he did. "I want you to be okay, Izzy."
Their noses touched.
"I don't want you to be hurt."
Matt closed the gap between their lips and kissed him. It was soft. Izzy's lips were wet with tears and Matt wiped them clean with his own, continuing to rub his thumb gently along the smaller boy's cheek bone. Izzy relaxed into the kiss.
But it didn't go anywhere. It was just that. A kiss. Their mouths didn't open. Their tongues never left. And Izzy felt himself finally at peace. All he wanted was comfort. He pulled his head back and buried his face into Matt's arm. Matt lifted his arm and wrapped it around the smaller boy, hugging him tightly, holding him flush against his side.
The waves crashed gently on to the shore, ebbing and fizzing along the sand. The boys sat with their backs to the forest, facing the setting sun but remaining oblivious to its beauty. Izzy rested his hands on Matt's body and Matt held him, rubbing his own hands up and down the smaller boy's back to try and comfort him.
Matt could feel Izzy's breathing slowing down, and felt as he took one, final deep breath before letting his head drop. He was asleep. Matt hopped off the rock, picking him up and carrying him in his arms.
He looked around and realized how late it really was. They had better head back to the hotel before the others started worrying.
"And there are showers and everything?"
"Mhm." Tai nodded, leading Sora and the two youngest digidestined into one of the hotel rooms. "Fully stocked with towels everything."
Sora stood and crossed her arms. "In that case, TK and Kari should go and wash themselves off. It's been a while since we've had an opportunity like this."
Tai could already hear TK pouting.
"Sora do we have to?" TK looked up at Sora, whining.
Sora had to be strict. She had to keep everyone busy. Especially TK and Kari. They needed to be occupied. They needed structure. Even if it meant acting like their mom. She couldn't let them see what she was going through. She couldn't let them know how nervous she was about Joe being so sick and Izzy being missing. They didn't need that. Joe was lying down in the other room now with Mimi. He didn't seem to want to be with anyone else. That worried Sora even more.
"Come on, TK! Showers aren't that bad!" Kari grabbed the little blonde's hand and led him onto the large bathroom. A massive bath tub stood before them.
"Oh my gosh it's huge!" Kari let out. "Let's fill it up and hop in!"
TK had a big smile on his face. He jumped into the tub and closed the drain so it would fill up and Kari turned on the water.
"Hey, what's that?" Kari pointed to a big pink bottle standing on the counter.
TK ran up and grabbed it. "Bubbles!" he walked back and leaned over the edge of the filling tub. "How much of it should we add?"
"Maybe just a teeny tiny little-"
TK opened the bottle and poured its contents into the tub. He tossed the bottle to the side and took off his shirt. "Come on let's get in!" He stripped the rest of his clothes and hopped into the tub stark naked.
Kari hesitated for a while. Soon her innocence took over as she removed every bit of clothing she had and followed TK into the bath.
"Help me!" TK was mixing the water around in circles, trying to lather up the bubbles.
Kari sat in front of him and swished her arms through the water. Before they knew it the entire room was filled with brilliant pink bubbles floating aimlessly around. Giggles erupted as the two children splashed each other with the soapy water, washing away the burdens from their minds and the dirt from their skin.
Back in the room Sora was avoiding Tai's gaze. Normally at a time like this they would have taken advantage of the privacy and made out a little. Or even gone a little further. Ironically, though, Tai couldn't stop thinking about Matt. It was driving him crazy. No one had ever made him feel like that before.
"Tai we need to talk." Sora looked down.
Shit. This did not sound good at all. Tai cringed. "Yeah?" He looked up, raising his eyebrows, and inched closer.
Tai leaned in and grabbed her arms, diving for her neck and kissing it gently.
"Ah…" Sora whimpered, lifting her head to give him more room.
Tai pushed her gently and backed her up against the wall. His hormones were uncontrollable. Why was he doing this? He felt his evident arousal pressing against Sora's hip. That was why. It felt good.
Sora couldn't take it anymore. She bit her lip and moaned again. She didn't care how good it felt. She wasn't doing this to Mimi anymore. Or Tai. She grabbed his shoulders and pushed him off of her. He was caught off guard. He looked at her and pouted.
"Tai I don't want to do this anymore."
He froze. "What… why?"
Sora looked away. She couldn't tell him she was leaving him for Mimi. He would think he turned her gay. Her entire body cringed at the word. She hated it.
"Please. Just respect my decision."
Tai looked heartbroken. He didn't know what to feel.
"Please don't hate me."
Their eyes met.
"Sora, I could never hate you."
She tried to smile. He tried to smile back.
Sora ran forward and hugged him, taking a deep breath and wrapping her arms around his entire body. It was almost as if a weight was lifted off of her. All she had to do was confess to Mimi now. And that put her and Mimi's relationship at risk. But she had to.
Tai hugged her back. He was going to miss being with her like that.
"I think I better go help TK and Kari in the bathroom."
They let go of each other awkwardly.
"Y-yeah," Tai stuttered. "It's getting late, isn't it?"
Sora nodded. "I'm just gonna dry them off and put them to bed." She turned on her heel and made her way around Tai and towards the bathroom. Tai stared at her butt as she walked. He never understood how girls did that. How their body went one way and their hips went the other. Regardless, he couldn't keep his eyes off her. Some things would never change.
Then his mind drifted to Matt. He walked out of the room and ran down the hallway, back towards the entrance of the hotel.
He stopped suddenly and the sight of Matt caught his attention.
"You're too loud!" he whispered. He was carrying Izzy up the stairs.
Tai let out a sigh of relief knowing that Izzy was okay. "Where was he?"
Matt shook his head. "Don't worry about it."
Tai moved out of the way and pointed down the hall. "Joe's in the room down there if you want to put Izzy there with him."
Matt shook his head. "I don't think-"
Matt and Tai turned around to see Joe standing in the hallway where Tai had just been pointing. Izzy's eyes opened slowly upon hearing his name being called so loudly. He slipped out of Matt's arms and stood, rubbing the sleep from his eyes.
"Where are we?" he asked, looking around blearily.
"We're in the hotel, Izzy." Matt answered. "I brought you here."
"Izzy!" Joe shouted as loud as he could. "Please… don't ever run away like that…"
Izzy blushed. Did Joe… care? He turned away slowly, not wanting to make eye contact.
"Stay – stay with me tonight."
Izzy looked up and turned around as Mimi stepped out of the room behind Joe. He didn't know what to say.
"I think Joe wants you to be with him, Izzy. He wants his best friend at his side."
"If it weren't for your knowledge, your compassion," Mimi continued, "Joe wouldn't be where he is right now."
Matt gave Izzy a little push on his back. He stumbled forward a bit, but caught himself and walked slowly over to Joe's room, looking back at Matt for only the slightest of seconds.
"No one took care of me like you, Izzy."
When Izzy reached the room, Joe leaned forward and grabbed him in an embrace, hugging him as tight as he possibly could. Izzy felt a tear run down his cheek.
"Please don't stop taking care of me," Joe said.
Izzy blinked, and hugged him back. "I won't," he promised. "I won't."
Mimi walked down the hall to meet Matt and Tai as Izzy coaxed Joe back into the room.
"I guess no one has to stand guard tonight, huh?" Mimi asked.
Matt and Tai shook their heads.
"I guess not." Tai scratched the back of his head.
"Well good," Mimi yawned. "Everyone deserves a good night's rest, no?"
Mimi turned to walk into the room where Sora was. "Well I'll sleep here with Sora and the kids. You two can go find yourselves another room."
"But TK and Kari are-"
"Going to be fine, Matt. Sora's probably got them taking baths right now and getting ready for bed."
Tai raised his eyebrows. Wow. She was good.
"Now good night, you two. See you in the morning!"
Mimi stepped into the room. She could smell the soap bubbles from miles away.
Mimi was greeted by a soft finger, pressing itself against her lips to quiet her. It was Sora. The room was dark. She pointed to the bed. Both TK and Kari were sound asleep under the blankets.
"They've had such a long day," Sora whispered. She looked at Mimi's sparkling eyes and remembered. "Mimi, I, want to tell you somthi-"
Mimi turned her head to Sora's as fast as she could and put a finger on her lips, signaling now for Sora to be quiet. Mimi grabbed her by her hand and led her to the bathroom.
"I knew I smelled lavender," Mimi commented as they entered the bubble filled bathroom. Mimi smiled, looking around. "Did they do this?" She hopped up and tried to pop one of the bubbles above her.
Sora blushed and smiled. God, she was adorable. Mimi stopped and looked at Sora in the face. She ran forward and planted her lips on the orange-haired girl's. They stood there and kissed passionately, Sora snaking her arm down and grabbing Mimi's waist to hold it closer to hers.
"Take a bubble bath with me," Mimi whispered. She reached for the hem of Sora's shirt and pulled it slowly up, off of her body. Sora felt the heat rising in her cheeks as Mimi kissed her again and reached for the button of her pants. Sora felt shivers going down her spine as Mimi touched her. It was incredible. Sora peeled her pants off and reached behind to undo Mimi's dress. It fell off of her shoulders and down to the floor.
Sora couldn't help herself anymore. She grabbed Mimi's chest and threw her lips against the brunette's again, struggling to take off their underwear before slipping into the warm, soapy water. Sora pulled herself away suddenly. Mimi opened her eyes at the empty feeling and looked at Sora for an answer.
"Mimi I wanted to tell you something." Sora's breath hitched in her throat.
"Is something wrong?" Mimi questioned.
Sora looked down. She didn't know how to phrase it. Mimi knew that look.
"You're confused about your feelings, are you?"
Sora looked up at her pleadingly. "That's just it, Mimi! I was! I didn't know what to think, I didn't know what to do with myself, and I felt like I was going to explode! But I don't care anymore, Mimi. I don't care about what the future will bring. I want to be with you right now, Mimi. I cannot stop thinking about you for one second. Even when I was…" Sora stopped.
"When you were…what?" Mimi pushed herself back a bit in the tub.
"When I was…seeing Tai…"
Mimi tilted her head a bit to the side. "Oh."
Sora continued. "Even when I was with him, you were all that was on my mind, and I should have made this decision a long time ago. I want to be with you alone, Mimi. And I'm not going to see Tai anymore I swear."
Mimi looked down, completely silent.
"Please don't hate me, Mimi. I'll do anything-"
Mimi cleared her throat. "I don't… think I want to talk to you for a while, Sora." Mimi looked at the girl in front of her.
Tears instantly welled in Sora's eyes. They filled the brim of her eyelids as all of her muscles immediately tensed. She squeezed her eyes shut and pushed her back against the edge of the tub, feeling the drops run down her cheeks. She felt the water stir slightly and figured it was Mimi leaving. Then she felt something different. A familiar pair of soft, sweet strawberry lips touched hers gently, pressing down against her mouth and opening just the slightest bit to allow room for a tongue to lightly lick her lower lip. She was taken aback and opened her eyes to see Mimi kneeling in front of her with a straight, but soft expression on her lips.
"Mimi, I thought you-"
"Shh." She put her finger on Sora's lips. "No talking."
She leaned forward pressed her entire naked body against Sora's before grabbing her lips and devouring them gently. Sora felt more tears fall as she kissed the girl back, putting her hand supportively under her spine before flipping her around so her back was to the tub's edge and Sora could be on top of her. Mimi wrapped her hands around Sora's neck and deepened the kiss, opening her mouth and closing it over Sora's lips. She wrapped her legs tightly around Sora's waist and held on to her like she was the last thing in the digital world.
Sora supported Mimi underneath her and ground her hips hard onto Mimi's. Mimi moaned and Sora let out a deep, throaty, stammered breath as her arousal shook her entire body. She could feel Mimi's legs trembling as she grinded her hips faster and harder against Mimi's.
Sora buried her face in Mimi's neck and planted long, slow, wet kisses, right between her shoulder and her jawline. Sora could feel Mimi shaking as she let out moan after moan, panting at the feeling of a wet body being pressed against hers. The euphoria was unmatchable, and Sora finally felt complete.
Back in the hallway, Tai and Matt were making their way towards their room at the other end of the hall. Tai had a bit of a sunken expression on his face. Matt wondered what could have been the matter. Was it what they did earlier? When Matt gave him the hand job? His stomach churned.
"Tai, is something, wrong?"
Tai stopped walking and stood outside of the door to their room. Matt stopped right behind of him. The sudden halting of motion made Matt nervous. Tai turned around suddenly and faced him.
"Do you think I'm a bad kisser?"
Matt was thrown off a bit by the question. He wrinkled his eyebrows. "I – I wouldn't know."
Tai sighed and walked into the room. Matt up and followed.
"Why though? What's wrong?"
Tai stopped again and turned around to face Matt. He looked at him with burning eyes. Matt questioned his expression.
"Sora broke up with me." He turned around again and began kicking off his shoes.
Matt just stood there. A strange, unidentifiable feeling flooded his system. "Well, did she give you a reason?"
Tai shook his head, pulling off his socks. "Nope."
Matt stared at Tai as his bare feet touched the floor. "Maybe you just shouldn't think about it."
Tai pulled his shirt up over his head and yanked it off, tossing it to the floor. "I don't plan to."
He looked at Matt and their eyes connected. Tai's gaze was unsteady but Matt held his. The shirtless boy's copper skin glowed. His hair was a ruffled mess above his head and his eyes melted like a pool of milk chocolate. His skin was so soft but his countenance was tense. Matt's body ached for him.
"Maybe you need to relax," Matt suggested.
Tai looked away, snapping back to reality, and climbed onto the bed, lying down on his side and facing his back to Matt.
"You want me to give you a massage?" Matt could feel his body beginning to tremble at his own suggestion.
Tai turned around and looked back at him. "I – I'd like that…"
Matt took off his shoes and tossed them to the side, walking slowly up to the bed and climbing in ever so cautiously. "How do you want me to do this?"
Tai remained lying down, shifting to his stomach and propping himself up on his elbows. "Um, maybe if you-" He shifted.
"Or if I just-" Matt moved around on the bed awkwardly.
"Why don't you-"
"How about if I-" Matt adjusted himself and finally sat on top of Tai's back. "Is…this okay?"
He reached forward and grabbed Tai's shoulders, pressing into them gently. Tai sighed and rested his face into the pillow without saying a word.
"I'll take that as a yes." Matt smiled.
Matt rubbed his hands deep into the bare skin of Tai's back. Tai muffled a slight moan. Matt rubbed his hands in circles, slowly making his way down the boy's back. He realized after a second that he would have to move himself back a bit too. As he continued rubbing, he shifted himself down so that he was now sitting on Tai's butt. The thought of it sent tingles up his spine.
He continued moving his hands lower until he had reached the brunette's waist. He slipped his thumbs under the waist band of Tai's khakis and rubbed for only a moment before beginning to make his way back up to his shoulders. Matt leaned forward to reach Tai's neck, letting his body press ever so slightly against Tai's tanned, muscular back. Matt steadied himself by resting a hand onto the bed by Tai's shoulder, and used the other hand to rub Tai's neck. His face was so close to the back of Tai's head that the brown spiky hair almost touched his nose.
Matt felt himself getting so unbelievably hard. As he leaned forward he instinctively grinded his crotch against Tai's butt, the desperate need for pressure and friction becoming unbearable within him. He felt Tai shudder, but couldn't tell if it was good or bad, and at this point he couldn't stop himself. He rubbed his fingers deep into the crook of Tai's neck and pressed his hips down hard against Tai's posterior. And to his surprise, he felt Tai beginning to squirm. Tai lifted his hips and pressed himself deep into Matt's crotch. Matt moaned.
Matt felt Tai go suddenly still. The brunette turned around, effectively removing Matt's fingers from his neck. Tai looked deep into Matt's cerulean blue eyes before rolling his entire body over so that he lay on his back, face to face with the blonde. Matt was still right on top of Tai, supporting himself with his hand so he was just a bit higher. His knees were at Tai's sides and he sat, straddling Tai's waist. Tai reached down and felt Matt's body. Matt didn't move a muscle. Tai's fingers left trails of tingles everywhere they touched.
"T-take off your shirt," Tai said.
Matt complied. He reached down and pulled it off of his body, throwing it to the floor and bringing himself closer to Tai. Tai inhaled his scent. He had almost memorized by now the way Matt smelled. Tai could not control his raging erection with Matt sitting on top of him shirtless like that. He thrust his hips up against Matt's body, giving in to the desire for pressure and touch. Matt was beyond himself. He wanted Tai so damn badly.
The blonde pushed back against the brunette's hips, pressing all of his weight down in what seemed like an attempt to completely crush him. Beads of sweat started forming along their foreheads and Tai watched as Matt's abs contracted with every movement he made. He reached forward and touched them, rubbing his fingers along he small bumps.
Matt needed to get into a better position. He lifted his body off of Tai's and knelt up right. He shifted his knees and used them to scoot Tai's legs apart, making a space for his between the brunette's. Matt then shoved his arms underneath Tai's knees and lifted his legs into the air, exposing his clothed butt. Matt leaned between Tai's legs and positioned his hips right there. He pressed the rest of his upper body against Tai's, looking Tai deep in the eyes before starting to thrust rhythmically, their bodies rubbing against each other's. Tai moaned at the rough friction his pants caused, his breathing increasing as his body was hit gently time after time again. He closed his eyes and writhed underneath Matt. He threw his head to the side and his nose bumped into Matt's sweaty wrist. It was then he realized Matt's arms were pressed into the bed on either side of his face.
Tai reached his hands up and grabbed Matt's arms. They were huge and thick and he felt the cut muscles squeezing tighter with every movement. Tai could not believe this was happening.
Matt had an idea. He moved his head down and nuzzled it into the crook of Tai's arm. He breathed deeply and began to move slowly to Tai's chest, rubbing his nose along the brunette's tense athletic pectoral muscles. He paused when his nose came into contact with a tiny erect stub. Tai's nipple.
Matt hesitantly opened his mouth and licked it. Tai squirmed. Matt smiled. He continued, wrapping his hot lips against the small, hard bud. Tai pushed his chest forward, arching his back and digging his shoulders into the mattress beneath him. The entire time Matt continued to dry hump him, loving the feeling every thrust gave his fully erect penis. He lowered his belly too, to make sure Tai's throbbing arousal received plenty of pressure and movement against it.
Matt sucked Tai's nipple a bit more before licking a trail up slowly to his neck. Matt tucked his face underneath Tai's neck and devoured the sensitive skin that was there. Tai threw his head back to give Matt as much room as possible. His breathing had become rough and jagged as Matt's mouth sent more shivers down his entire spine. Tai reached his hands down and grabbed Matt's butt, forcing him to press harder, thrust faster, come closer.
Matt lowered his entire body and rested it against Tai's torso, their body heats blending into one as their skin rubbed together.
Matt kissed his way along Tai's chiseled jaw line. Tai held his mouth wide open, gasping for air, desperately sucking in as much of the stuff as he could get. His groin began aching. It throbbed painfully under the pressure, getting as excited as it possibly could off of the tingles Matt's tongue was eliciting along his jaw.
Tai felt himself getting close to release. It was coming and there was no stopping it. He also felt Matt's mouth moving further and further up his face. Matt opened and closed his lips, leaving the sloppiest of wet trails leading along Tai's cheek as he moved slowly to his destination.
Matt felt his body shaking. He felt the most amazing sensation he had ever felt approaching his hips, gearing toward the centre. The most irrevocable, declassified, unrestricted feelings of pure, raw ecstasy built inside of groin. He shut his eyes and with a sudden rush of courage Tai pushed his face up and closed the gap between their lips. Matt's entire face burned.
Their lips devoured each other's, devoid of constraint or limitation as they kissed, unrehearsed, in perfect synchrony.
Massive thick globs of liquid spewed from their members and soaked the fronts of their pants, but at that moment neither of them cared. Their hot, wet, sweaty lips refused to stop. They kissed as if it were the last time they would ever kiss again. Tai's eyes rolled to the back of his head and Matt's glazed over in complete lust. Their chests expanded and contracted rapidly against each other's as they breathed hot, wet air into each other's faces. Their bodies glistened with sweat. Matt pulled his face away and looked down. He rolled over off of Tai and smiled, laying on his side with his entire body still pressed tight against the brunette's. He placed his mouth to Tai's ear and licked it gently. Tai's body shook.
"You are not a bad kisser," Matt whispered, wrapping his arm around Tai's waist and never intending to let go.
Secret Message: So there's been a tiny, underlying theme I've had going on for the entire story that I've decided to let everyone in on. In the show, each digidestined was given a crest, and hidden at random intervals in almost every chapter of my story, each digidestined is mentioned in a sentence along with the name of their crest (Tai's is right there in the fourth to last paragraph. Courage). It'd be pretty sick if anyone found the others.
Anyways, good bye for now friends.
Until next time!