Disclaimer: I don't own Digimon
A/N: Here I go! This might be my darkest fanfic because of the character death and psychological issues. I hope you like it! Oh, and here's something I want you to know before you read.
Musuko means "son"
Daisuke means "great helper"
I've been so bored lately. So. Very. Bored. Why was I bored, you ask? It's because I miss my friend.
Davis, my destined partner, has been sick in the hospital for almost a week now. No one knows for sure what he had, but it was bad. At first, it was just a simple cold and a slight fever. Then, it was a stomach ache and a higher fever. Then, it was a very high fever. It just got worst and worst. My poor friend. Next thing I knew, his mom dragged him out of bed and took him to the hospital.
While he was sick in bed with some stomach virus or something, I've been here in his room, rotting away. Davis's family isn't supposed to know that I'm here and now that I am, I can't leave his room. And I can't call anyone because he doesn't have a phone (not that I know how to work one anyway). I've been surviving on left over snacks that I found in Davis's sock drawer. They were not bad actually! They were just a little warm.
At nights, I slept under the covers at midnight or so. I would wait until I knew for sure that everyone was asleep so, whenever I really needed it, I could get a midnight meal, take a potty break (much needed), fall asleep and wake up at six, before anyone else.
But one day, I had this brilliant idea!
I noticed that Davis left his backpack at home. I figured that if I crawled into it, I would be able to see him. Well, I really came up with that conclusion when Davis called from the hospital. He told Jun to bring him his backpack, and so I created my master plan! And it worked!
Aside from the bumpy ride, I was very happy! After a whole week, I get to see my best friend! Once we got inside, I took a peak at the lady behind the counter. She had shoulder-length brown hair and big green eyes. She was pretty tall and skinny from what I can see.
"I'm looking for Davis Motomiya." Jun told her.
The lady smiled. She looked too young to work there, almost Davis's age. "Right this way. I'll lead you to him."
"You know it by heart?"
"I was just in his room not too long ago." She explained. "He's really nice. Are you related?"
Jun sighed. "Unfortunately, yes. He's my brother." She said. "You have no idea what it's like living with him."
Or without him, I thought.
But not a moment too soon, we stopped at a door. Curious, I peeked through the flap and saw him on his bed, fiddling with his D-Terminal. "Davis, you have a visitor." The lady said.
Davis looked up, saw Jun, and went back to the D-Terminal. "You can tell that he's very happy to see me." Jun said sarcastically.
The lady nodded. "Well, I'll leave you two to talk."
As soon as she left, I dug deeper into the backpack, waiting for him to open it and be surprised by my presence! "Hey." She greeted. "How are you feeling?"
"Good. Did you get me what I asked for?"
"Yeah, yeah, I got it." She dropped the backpack on the hard tile floor. Ow! "It wasn't easy carrying that thing around, you know. What do you have in there? Bricks?"
"That's none of your business! Now get out!"
She rolled her eyes. "Still the same ol' Davis." She said. "But Mom and Dad really want to know. They're still worried." I've lived in the Motomiya house long enough to know that Jun isn't asking him for their parents' sake. It was she who was really worried.
"And I told you that I'm fine." He said with a much gentler voice. "You don't have to worry. Mom and Dad don't have to worry either. The doctor said that I should be out in a few days."
She nodded. "Okay. I guess I'll leave your room the way you left it: a mess."
"Stay out of my room!" Davis shouted as she giggled and left.
As soon as she was gone, I popped out of the bag. "I thought she'd never leave!" I said.
"DemiVeemon!" He exclaimed, giving me a hug. "Were you in my backpack this whole time?"
I nodded. "It was actually a better ride than I thought! I'm glad to see you, Davis. I've been really bored and lonely without you."
"Same here." He told me. "Well, that is until a few minutes before you showed up. I met someone."
"Oh really?" I asked. "Who is he?"
"That's the best part! He's a she!" At that, my eyes widened. A girl? Since when was he interested in seeing other girls besides Kari? And what about Gatomon? I would never have a chance with her unless Davis is making a fool of himself trying to impress Kari! "Why do you look so shocked?"
"What about Kari?"
"What about her?" He asked as if I just pulled her name at random. Davis must be sicker than I thought!
"I thought you liked her."
"That's different, DemiVeemon!" His smile grew. "Because, I think she might actually like me back! She gave her phone number and everything!" He took out a piece of paper. "Smell it!"
I looked at the paper that had numbers on it written in blue ink and back at him. Then back at the paper. "Why?" I finally asked him.
"Just smell it." Once I leaned in and smelled the perfume she left behind, he said "That's what she smells like. Pretty, right?"
"Wow, Davis, you're right! If she smells as pretty as she looks, then she must be gorgeous!"
He nodded. "Her name is Sandra. I can't wait to actually hang out with her."
"When do you plan on doing that?"
"As soon as I get out of this prison called a hospital!" I don't know why, but those words kind of hurt. They were like small bubble bombs on my chest. He probably noticed that when I gasped. "What's wrong, DemiVeemon?"
"But don't you want to go to the Digital World? We were all going to throw you a welcome home party."
He looked at me then at the piece of paper. "Well, yeah, but I can go to the Digital World any time. When I'm done hanging out with Sandra, I'll hang out with you guys. Simple!"
It wasn't that simple.
That weekend, Davis told me that he and Sandra were only going to the movies. It was only one movie. Two hours should be plenty of time. After that, we could probably make it into the school computer lab before they close off the school for the summer. But that's just what I thought.
I sat in Davis's bedroom for about six hours, waiting and watching. After three hours, my mind started to race. What if something happened to him and I didn't know about it? He could be in danger and he can't reach me.
I checked the time: eight o'clock. Just great, I thought. How am I supposed to sleep while Davis is still out and about?
But seconds later, he came in giggling. How could he be laughing while I was worried sick? "Where have you been?" I asked him.
"I was with Sandra." He said. "She's so amazing!"
"So you saw an eight hour movie?"
He shook his head. "We played a little soccer afterwards." While he was telling me about his precious game, he was stripping out of his clothes and slipping on some pajamas.
"I thought we were going to the Digital World together." I said.
"Oh, well," he pulled his shirt over his head, "we'll do it another time. But we can't do it tomorrow." He said as soon as he was finished. "Sandra and I are going to play a game of soccer and then go to the park."
"You're going to hang out some more? What about your other friends?"
"I'll see them." He told me. "Why are you so worried about it?"
"I'm not. It's just that…"
"DemiVeemon, I really like Sandra." He sat down next to me on the bed and gave a sigh. "I mean, for once, I feel like we really have something. I really really like her."
I sighed than gave him a smile. "You're very positive about this, aren't you?"
"Of course I am! There aren't that many girls who prefer comedy over chick flicks and love to play soccer! Sandra's sweet and caring…" he paused before saying "…just like Kari."
"If she's so sweet and caring, how come I haven't seen her yet?"
"You have seen her." He crawled into bed. "Don't you remember? She volunteers at the hospital. She was the girl that led you to my room."
I thought hard, but I finally understood when the image of that skinny girl with the wavy brown hair came into mind. "That's Sandra?"
"Yes." He answered, turning off the light. "One day, I'm going to make my move and ask her to be my girlfriend!"
"That's nice, Davis." I said. "Then you could invite her with us to the Digital World."
"DemiVeemon, I can't do that!"
"Because… Because, I never told her about the Digital World or Digimon or me being a DigiDestined or anything! What if she flips out?"
"If she really likes you, she wouldn't flip out."
"I hope you're right."
Then again, he never told her.
Summer came and gone and he still didn't say a word to her. When school started again, we DigiDestined decided to take a trip to the Digital World. It was all six of the new generation along with Tai and Izzy. Everyone was packing up stuff for a nice weekend picnic or some sort of nonsense while Davis and I just stood in the corner. Finally, he asked "Is the Digital World supposed to be a secret?"
Everyone turned around and stared at him. "Of course it is." Yolei said. "Why wouldn't it be?"
"Davis, you didn't tell anyone about it, did you?" T.K. asked.
"Bringing outsiders to the Digital World could be very dangerous." Izzy said.
"I know, but…" He decided to stop talking all together but Ken kept pushing him to finish.
"But what, Davis?" He asked.
"Oh nothing." Davis said. "Just forget I said anything."
"Are you sure?" Kari asked. "Is something wrong? You look like you're getting sick again."
"No, Kari, it's shame. It's such a new face on him!" Cody joked.
"Ha ha!" Davis laughed sarcastically. "I'm fine."
"Come to think of it, you have been acting strange lately." Yolei said.
"Yeah?" He asked as if he didn't know what she was talking about. I've never seen Davis look so defenseless. I needed to help but I didn't know how. I looked at him to see if he would know what to do, but he only looked back at me for answers.
"Yeah, you've been muttering to yourself about someone named…Sandra?" Ken said. "Plus you're always sending her messages."
"Is she a new friend you met?" Tai asked with a wink.
Davis and I exchanged looks again. Finally, I said "Why would you say something's wrong with Davis? He looks fine to me."
He smiled. "Yeah, see? Nothing's wrong!" Then he said "You know what? I don't really feel like going anymore. So, I'm going to…do homework. See you later!" I had no choice but to follow him out the door.
But we weren't too far to hear T.K. say "Do you think he really would rather do homework than go to the Digital World?"
"Maybe I should talk to him later." Tai said. Cody said something but we were already out of earshot.
But instead of going home, Davis went over to the nearest payphone and put in a quarter. Then he dialed a number. "Hello? Sandra? It's me, Davis!"
I gasped. He's blowing off our friends to talk to a girl? Why would he do that?
"Well, I was going to hang out with my friends, but they weren't doing anything interesting, so I decided to ditch." And now he's lying to her! "How about you? What are you doing?"
I couldn't hear what she said, but I knew she asked a question.
"You read my mind." He answered. "I'll meet you at the hospital in half an hour. Bye." As soon as he hung up the phone, I gave him my most disappointed face. "What?" He asked.
"You ditched your friends for a girl and then you lied about it. That's not very nice."
He sighed and face-palmed. "You're right." He said. "But I can't do anything about it now. They'll understand when I tell them the funny truth after I'm done hanging out with Sandra. Now, come on! We'll worry about that later."
"If you say so…" I said. "But I want to come with you."
"You do?" He asked as if I were a girl wanting to play football.
"Yeah, I want to meet Sandra!" I told him. "I want to know how she makes you so happy."
"Well… I don't know…"
"Please, Davis! You owe it to me!"
"Okay, okay, fine. I'll take you with me."
I figured that me tagging along will help break the ice. He was going to tell her about me so I don't have to stay in his room for eight hours while he's with Sandra.
But he didn't.
Actually, he told her that Digimon exists and she accepted it. But Davis failed to tell her that he was a DigiDestined. I don't know what's wrong with that. I mean, I would be fascinated and grateful to have a friend who was a chosen child!
But it didn't matter. We were already at her apartment complex (which was huge, might I add!). "This is it." Sandra said. "Well, thanks for dropping me off. I had a great time." She turned around and was about to leave, but Davis grabbed her hand.
"Don't leave yet." He said. "I wanted to ask you something."
"What is it?"
He took a deep breath. Maybe now he'll tell her that he's a DigiDestined and wouldn't have to ditch his friends. I could see it now! We could all be together in the Digital World and Sandra could have her very own partner Digimon and… "Will you be my girlfriend?"
My eyes widened along with hers. "Of course I'll be your girlfriend!"
I sighed as the two exchanged smiles. "I'll just leave you two alone and get a snack from the snack machine." I took his wallet from his pocket and walked away.
Little did he know, I turned back around. "So where were we?" He asked.
"Here." Sandra leaned in and gave him a kiss on the lips. I couldn't believe it! It was his first kiss and it wasn't from Kari. Something told me that he just doesn't care about her anymore. Davis has officially moved on. And that wasn't the only thing official. That hospital changed him.
So here's chapter one. Your reviews are very important here because I'm working with a different element than what I'm used to in my other stories. Point being, give me your feedback good or bad!