A/N: This story is basically going to be about all of the Digidestined having a Saturday school detention, after two years of not talking to each other. They enter the school not liking each other one bit, and leave the school once again as best friends. It's amazing how one day in detention can turn your life upside-down and give you back all that you thought you had lost.
In this chapter, they don't really like each other at all, but don't worry, it won't stay like that.
Disclaimer: I don't own Digimon or any of the characters used in this fic. I don't own The Breakfast Club either, and there is a part in here that I took out of that movie. If you can find the part and identify it, I'll give you a cookie. It really isn't that hard at all.
Arriving at School
"I can't believe this. I've never had to take either of you to Saturday detention before. Tai, Kari, I'm ashamed. I want you to go in there and learn your lessons. I'll pick you both up at five."
Tai and Kari stared out of their respective car windows, both looking gloomy.
"Kari, I'm especially surprised with you."
"But it wasn't-" the girl trailed off and looked out the window again, "Never mind." She doubted anyone would believe her, anyways. 'It wasn't my fault,' she finished in her mind, and sighed.
"See you after detention, Mom," Tai mumbled, and got out of the car. His sister followed him and reluctantly trudged up to the high school.
"First Saturday of the school year," Kari grumbled, "what a way to spend it. I'm sure this will leave a wonderful impression on my teachers."
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"First Saturday of the school year, Matt! First Saturday! Please don't tell me you're going to keep up this ritual all throughout high school. You're a junior now, Matt. You still have time to change your life around."
Matt ignored his father as best as he could, glaring out the passenger window.
"For two years in a row. For two years you've spent every Saturday in school detention. Don't you ever get tired of it at all?"
His father sighed and gave up. This conversation had never worked before, and he didn't expect it to work now.
"Go to school, Matt."
Matt shoved his door open and slammed it behind him, slinging his backpack over his shoulder and shoving his other hand into his pocket as he walked up to the high school.
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Izzy stared mournfully out of his car window at the high school. He didn't belong there on a Saturday. He didn't belong in school detention. It wasn't his fault the volcano exploded and flooded the lab. It was supposed to work. Even if he was half asleep while doing it.
His mother hadn't spoken a word to him since he handed her the detention slip and told her he needed to be there at the high school that Saturday at seven. He glanced at her and sighed.
"I'm sorry, Mom."
She continued to stare forward. He sighed again, louder this time to make sure she could hear him, and slowly opened his car door. "I'll see you after school. Remember, five o' clock."
She gave a slight nod of her head and he closed the car door. As he began walking towards the school, he heard someone calling his name.
"Izzy! Izzy, hold up!"
He turned slightly and watched Joe Kido run up to him, his backpack waving wildly behind him.
"You got Saturday detention, too?" he asked, an eyebrow raised, as soon as he had caught up.
"Yeah," Izzy answered, and smiled slightly. "Didn't expect to see you here, Joe."
Joe blushed slightly and looked down. "It's been a while since I talked to you. What, two years?"
Izzy nodded and looked away, not wanting to talk about that. "Hey, listen, we might as well go in together. You're probably the only person I'm going to know in there."
Joe nodded in agreement. "Okay."
The two boys walked into the high school, not knowing who they were going to see, but hoping the day wouldn't be too long.
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"Why can't you get me out of this, Daddy?" Mimi asked, arms crossed.
"I'm sorry, honey. When you get out of here, I'll take you to the mall and buy you anything you want, okay? I know this has to be so horrible for you, Mimi. All those hoodlums in there..."
"I'm strong, Daddy. I will be able to handle it."
She kissed his cheek and he smiled. "Though you could use a lesson. You shouldn't skip school to go shopping, Mimi, no matter how much you need more clothes."
"Oh, alright," she replied, smiling, and she slid out of the car and closed the door. She waved goodbye and turned to walk into the high school.
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Sora watched the high school loom up in front of the car as her mom stopped the car in front of the entrance. She glanced at her mom and smiled apologetically.
"You'll never have to do this again, I promise."
Her mother smiled very slightly. "Let's hope so."
Sora sighed. "Please don't give me any more lectures on the friends I have, Mom. They really are good people."
"Whatever you say, Sora."
As Sora turned to open the car door her mother placed a hand on her arm. "Sora, honey?"
She turned back towards her mother.
"Whatever happened to the friends you had about two years ago? They were so wonderful, Sora. Weren't you all closer than anything?"
Sora shut her eyes and turned away. "We broke up. Nothing big. Who cares, anyway?"
She ignored the slight tug at her heart at her own words and reminded herself that it was better this way. She got out of the car and closed the door, waving as her mom drove away, and glanced at the high school. She had long ago convinced herself that she didn't need those other eleven. Her mind was convinced, but her heart still hurt slightly when she passed any of them by in the halls. Now that the younger ones were all in high school as freshmen, it would be harder to keep her distance, and the truth was, she didn't really like her current group of friends at all.
She had an image to keep up, though, and she put all past feelings to the side to be able to continue keeping it up, no matter how false it was.
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"Here we go."
TK smiled slightly at his mother and nodded.
He got out of the car and watched her drive off, then shifted his backpack as he turned and started when he saw Sora disappearing into the building.
"What's she doing here?" he wondered out loud, and decided to wait a minute or two before he walked in there after her, to avoid any awkward conversation. He hoped she wasn't there for Saturday detention also.
The last thing he needed on a Saturday detention was a feeling of regret at not keeping contact with any of the other Digidestined, besides Matt, over the past two years. It was a silly argument that broke them up. If they were such good friends, then how come they hadn't all apologized and made up?
He shook his head as he walked into the building.
'Yeah, really great friends.'
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Yolei removed her seat belt and glanced at her sister, who was talking on the phone and changing stations on the radio. "Bye, sis," she yelled, trying to get her attention.
When that didn't work, she tugged on her sleeve. Her sister waved at her before returning her hand to the wheel, again lost in the conversation over the phone. Yolei sighed and glanced forward, then did a double take when she saw who was entering the building right now.
It was none other than Ken Ichijouji, child prodigy, going into the high school on a Saturday. She looked around for any cars that he could have arrived in and shook her head. There was none. What was he doing in Odaiba? How did he get all the way from his house to the high school? She faintly remembered seeing him the first day of school. He must have come to this high school instead of the one over in Tamachi.
She got out of the car and turned to wave to her sister, only to find her sister had already driven off, and sighed. She turned forward again and saw that Ken was nowhere in sight, then reluctantly went up to the high school doors, taking her time.
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"Cody, I moved you up two entire years so that you could enter the high school at age twelve. It was a lot of work for both you and me. Please don't ever get a Saturday detention, or any detention at all, for that matter, ever again. Please? Oh, and by the way, I packed you extra prune juice, in case you got really thirsty or anything."
"Thank you, Grandpa. And no, don't worry, I won't ever come here again on a Saturday. Believe me, the school is the last place I would want to be on a Saturday."
Cody got out of the car and closed the door, leaning in through the window to talk to his Grandpa.
"Have a good time, Cody. I hope you aren't bored to death."
"I hope so, too, Grandpa."
He moved back from the car and waved. "Bye!"
"Bye!" He watched his grandfather's old car drive off at thirty miles per hour and sighed. "Boy, Grandpa's got to be feeling rebellious. Up to thirty."
He shook his head in wonderment and turned to walk into the school.
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"Daisuke! Shut up!"
Davis was singing at the top of his lungs, completely off-key, on purpose, next to his irritated sister Jun. He didn't even scold her for using his full name.
Jun sighed and rubbed her head, then saw the school coming up on her right and sighed in relief. "Finally."
She turned into the school parking lot and came to a harsh stop, throwing them both forward. Davis turned to grin at her. "Thanks for dropping me off."
"Davis, are you going to make this a ritual again?"
Davis shrugged and then nodded. "I guess so."
Jun sighed. "Davis, you did this all year last year, spending every single Saturday in detention because you didn't want to be stuck at home all day, reminding yourself that the only reason you weren't out was because you had absolutely no friends."
"You're going to do it another year?"
"Maybe all of high school."
"Why can't you get new friends?"
"Everybody hates me or thinks I'm stupid and not worth their attention."
Davis said all of that with a smile, which frightened Jun. "Davis, everybody doesn't hate you, and you aren't stupid."
"Try telling them that. And yes, they do."
She sighed and turned to him.
"Why did you stop talking to your old friends?"
Davis looked out the window. "We had a huge fight. We usually had arguments, but this time, it was a very bad day for all of us, and we all began to bring up personal stuff, and everyone got really, really hurt and could never look at each other the same way again. I wanted to apologize to everyone, but whenever I tried talking to any of them, they just ignore me or walk away or even curse at me. I'm still awaiting the day when someone will finally forgive someone else, and maybe forgive others."
Jun reached over and hugged him, much to his embarrassment. "Jun! Stop that!" he sputtered, looking around to see if anyone had seen.
"Oh, Dai, I'm so sorry that you've had to go through all of this, and I haven't been the greatest person about it all. I know how much all eleven of them meant to you."
Davis shut his eyes painfully and held back tears, the same way he did whenever the other Digidestined were mentioned.
"You're the only one that has been trying to get them all back together, aren't you?" she asked as she pulled back again.
He shrugged. "That I know of? Yeah. I guess the others are all just trying to bury the memories or something. I know I can't, though. I can't forget everything we've been through for each other, and the fact that we shouldn't have held these grudges for so long. We should have said sorry and made up the next day, but we didn't, and we waited until the day after that, and the day after that, and look what's happened."
He shook his head violently. "But enough of that, I'm late!"
He shoved the car door open and scrambled out. "Nice talking to you Jun, we really should have more conversations, you know, but I really should be going."
"Bye, Dai," she called, smiling.
He waved and turned to run into the building, muttering, "I'm late, I'm late, I'm late."
~ ~ ~ ~
"Oh, no," Izzy muttered, and Joe looked up into the library and started to see Tai, Kari, and Sora sitting in seats at tables, spread out among the library.
"Hi Izzy, hi Joe," Kari called, smiling slightly.
The two boys waved slightly at her and smiled back, the kind of smile you give when waiting to either get hurt or just turned away. They both visibly relaxed when they saw there wasn't going to be a fight and slid into seats next to each other.
'Good ol' Kari,' Izzy thought, 'leave it to her to pretend nothing happened and greet us when we come in.'
He heard voices coming down the hall, and thought one sounded vaguely familiar.
"Great to see you again, Mr. Terada!"
"Hello, Yamato. I suppose I should just slap a nameplate for you on one of the detention tables."
"You should know by now that I'm going to be here every Saturday, sir."
A middle-aged teacher and a blonde boy burst into the library, and the boy stopped in his tracks and stared at the others already there with intense blue eyes.
He voiced the opinion in everyone's minds at that point. "Oh, shit."
"No cursing, Yamato."
Matt ignored the teacher and went forward, plopping down on a chair at the table behind Tai and Sora.
"Well, well, if it isn't Jocko and Ms. Too-Good-For-Us-Now. Great to see you two again."
They both ignored him, but Kari turned in her seat from the table to the left of Matt's to smile. "Hey, Matt."
He smiled back. "Hey, Kari. Nice to see someone still recognizes me."
"Same here," she replied, and looked down at her tabletop again.
He sighed and glanced to the very back table, where the two boys with red and blue hair were seated.
"Izzy, Joe, what the hell are you two geniuses doing in here? Did you blow up the science lab?"
"Actually, Izzy did that," Joe replied, and Izzy forced a smile.
Matt laughed. "Of course he did, why should I be surprised?"
Just then, the door opened again, and they all turned to watch Cody making his way into the room. He stopped to stare at them all, mouth dropping wide open. They all looked the same way.
"Cody?" Tai asked incredulously. "Aren't you too young for high school?"
"I got moved up two years."
"Well that explains it all then," Matt said, grinning. "You can go sit with Geek Central in the back."
Cody blushed slightly and walked quickly to the back, where Joe and Izzy were also blushing, though with anger.
"Hey, be nice to the kid, Matt," Tai said, turning in his seat to look back at him.
He locked eyes with the blonde and flinched slightly when he saw the rage in his intense blue eyes.
"Where do you get off, telling me what to do? You've already proved before that you're not a very good leader. Look at what happened to us, Tai. Why couldn't you lead us out of this?"
Tai was about to respond to that with not-too-kind words when the teacher slammed his fist on the table and they both sat up straight in their desks.
They both effectively shut up, and the teacher stepped back and waited for the others to arrive. Minutes later, Ken, followed by Yolei, entered the room.
By now all of the kids were expecting the rest of the Digidestined, along with Devimon, Myotismon, Piedmon, and an army of dark digimon to burst in and share the detention with them all.
They all groaned when Mimi ran in, closely followed by TK. "Oh geez, it's a fricking conspiracy!" Matt shouted.
They were all staring at each other by now.
"Hey, how odd, it's like a Digidestined reunion," Mimi said, slowly sitting beside Yolei.
TK sat down next to the window, close enough to be able to reach to the side and grab a book off of the shelf to start reading.
"All we're missing is-"
"I'm so, so sorry I'm late! Gah!" They all groaned even louder when a redheaded boy ran into the library, arms flailing.
The boy skidded to a stop in front of the teacher, who was looking much less than pleased.
"I'm sorry, I'm late," he said in between gasps, and the teacher pointed to the clock.
"You're five minutes early," he responded.
Davis glanced at the clock and stared, then down at his watch.
"Huh, imagine that. I'm early for something." He looked up again. "Hey, what are you all doing here?"
"We're wondering that ourselves," Tai muttered.
"This is unbelievable. This has to have been planned, somewhere up there. Someone up there is looking down at us, pointing, and laughing their asses off," Matt commented, looking up at the ceiling as if to catch a glimpse of anyone laughing.
"This is great!" They all looked at Davis with confused faces.
"This is truly great!" he continued, oblivious to the odd looks. "This has to be a sign. We're meant to be together, you guys! We're supposed to forgive and forget and be great friends again."
They all looked at Matt now.
"No, we're not supposed to just forgive and forget and be friends again. Have you forgotten all of the things that people said about you, Davis? Have you forgotten everything that happened two years ago? How many people ran home crying or just completely pissed off, and how no one showed up at the lunch table the next day-"
"Except for me," Davis said helpfully. "I stayed there, because I knew that some day, I'd need to be holding that table, because everyone would return. I still hold our table, you know. I've found a table here at the high school for us all, it's perfect-"
"No one is ever going to sit with you, Davis," Matt cut in sharply. "None of us."
Everyone was silent after that, and no one dared to look at anyone else.
The teacher had been watching all of this from the sidelines, half amused and half confused. "Well, glad to see that you all know each other."
A few of them sent dirty looks his way.
"Now then. All of you know why you are in here. You are all in detention, starting...now. Here are the rules. You will not speak, you will not get out of your chairs, you will do nothing but sit there quietly and think about what you've done-"
"For ten hours?"
"Yes. I will be in my office, just down the hallway. If any of you makes a sound or a move, I will know about it." He walked to the door of the library. "This door will remain open at all times. No excuses. You will only be able to exit the room when I send two students to go get lunch."
"Sir, with all due respect, I think it would make a lot more sense if we ate in, say, the cafeteria."
"Thanks for the comment, Taichi, but I don't think so. You will all eat lunch here."
"How about breakfast?"
"If you brought any, you can eat it, but there is no breakfast in the cafeteria."
They all glanced at each other, as if looking to see breakfasts on top of desks.
"Now then, I'm off to my office. Remember, not a word." He turned and went through the door and down the hallway.
Matt leaned back in his chair and grinned. "Oh, boy. This is exactly how I wanted to spend my Saturday."
"You aren't the only one less-than-thrilled," muttered Tai.
Davis was the only one who smiled. "I think I'm going to have a great Saturday."
No one replied to him.
~ ~ ~ ~
Twenty minutes later, they were all trying to keep from falling asleep, and some of them had already failed miserably.
Mimi held her chin in her hand and her eyes kept drooping shut. Izzy slowly put his head down on the counter in front of him, and Joe had already put his head on his arm and was fast asleep. Tai was slumped back in his chair, his head falling to the side to rest against Sora's shoulder, and Sora was dozing sitting straight up. Ken was trying to focus his vision on his pencil, and Davis had his head thrown back and was snoring loudly, mouth wide open. Yolei had her chin rested on the tabletop and her arms folded under the table, eyes closed but still awake, Kari had her feet up on her chair and was sleeping on her knees, arms folded around them, Cody was spread out on the table in front of him, sleeping like a baby, TK was sleeping against the bookshelf right next to his chair at the table, and Matt was trying to keep his eyes open with his fingers, but kept having to shut them again when there was too much air pressure.
Mr. Terada was standing in the front of the classroom, staring at them all, amused.
"Wake up!" he shouted once, but no one answered. He tried again, louder. "Wake up!"
When there was no response, he sighed and tried again. "Who has to go to the bathroom?"
Twelve hands shot up into the air.
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A/N: Well, there's the first chapter. If you all want there to be couples, then tell me in a review which ones you want to see. I might be able to put in a few if you ask for one. And also, if you have any ideas as to what they could do in the library to pass the time, go ahead and tell me. You can send me e-mail, too, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you want. Hope you liked this chapter. If you haven't watched The Breakfast Club, then you're definitely missing out. It's a classic, people! Go out and rent it, I highly recommend it. 'Til next chapter, see you.