4 months passed since the happy re-encounter in the Big Apple and everyday was a challenge to both Nova Takariyama and Ange (a.ka reality 01 Angemon who´s stranded in reality 012 since his resurrection).
After the initial delight from both sides of having to , by Kabuki Sakuyamon´s insistence, 24/7 of the 24/7 , share the dorm in Juilliard +duties+ living expenses+ training + daily craziness they eventually began to sort things out.
“So you finally overcame your complex, huh?” smiled Nova pleasantly, surprised that Ange joined the dancing floor “It isn´t so hard, is it?”
There´s the thing, tonight was Nova´s 17th Birthday and her boyfriend, Ryo Akiyama, insisted on celebrating it by renting an entire discotheque for her. And it was one of the most exclusive discos from New York! (yep, the guy´s rich) Albeit for only two hours before the doors were opened to the main public (Nova wouldn´t want to celebrate her birthday anywhere without the digimons hence Ryo had to pull some strings in order to get the digital creatures inside without creating much fuss ). Ryo was the dream boyfriend that every girl would want to have and he shouldn´t hold any doubt about his magnificent presence and manhood…until the cursed ANGEL came back to his girlfriend´s life!
Ryo´s eyes flamed when Ange, who´d been in his seat for most of the time, suddenly decided to join the dancing party…by choosing to dance between Nova and him!
“Who says I was afraid of dancing?” replied Ange, winking an eye”I just waited until I finally learned one things or two about that stuff you call dancing”
“You cheater! How come you are SO GOOD after just watching our moves?!” she winked an eye as well “After this you are not allowed to go back to your seat…!”
“NOVA!” exclaimed Ryo, not pleased with the chit-chat.
“Yes, dear?” she was so engrossed in her dance moved that did not realize Ryo´s displeased expression “Oh my! I love this song!”
Because she loved the 80s , the disco was displaying the most popular songs from that era and right now Kenny Loggins ´s Footloose was echoing through the walls. Unlike their human, Patamon and Gatomon ´s mood was completely party-like. They loved music and dancing happened to be one of their favorite hobbies.
“I love this song!” said Gatomon, gladly shaking her bandana “I could dance it forever!”
“So do I”
“That hat SO suits you., Patamon” added Gatomon “You ought to wear it more often”
“Thank you! And you look great too…”
Ryo struggled to fight off his jealousy and insecurities but failed. Totally.
“Angel-san, remember that she´s MY girlfriend. Okay?” gritted Ryo
“Of course” but the angel never looked at him, he was as engrossed with the song as much as Nova…
Meanwhile Sora Takenouchi and Miyako Ishida were too engulfed in their own world to dance. They´ve been making out since the very moment they set their feet on the stage.
“So you swear you are going to make sure no asshole will pester me, right Sora-kun?” Miyako caressed his cheeks.
“Of course, Miyako. If they want to live they´d better keep their distance!” he was the strongest fella from the group, former leader of a school gang and nowadays a promising raising star as a bike racer. Nobody could rival with either his looks, strength or personality.
“I wouldn´t mind seeing you throw out 2 or 3 idiots from this place” Miyako giggled “I LOVE seeing my best friend in action!”
“But my dear digidestined of friendship, I thought we already got past that stage…” and he kissed her on the lips “As the digidestined of Love, I hereby declare that you are MY woman!”
“My beloved Digidestined of TOUGH LOVE, I hereby declare that I´ll rip off any fox´s eyes if they dare to make a move on you…!” a nearby Renamon almost drowned with her drink , puzzled by Miyako´s words. Miyako turned her head around and added “I meant HUMAN foxes, not digimons!”
“Where the heck are the guys, Comodoro?” reality XII Kido´s female counterpart meanwhile gulped another sip of her beverage”Akiyama-san promised that there would be handsome men in this party. But all I can see are just our comrades and a bunch of digimons.”
“He said they would be arriving later” replied Gomamon drinking as well” Remember that he reserved the exclusivity of the discotheque for an hour or two so we, digimons, can be part of the party. Once the time´s up, the disco will open the doors to everybody else”
“I say it SUCKS!” Yori was the type of person who hated waiting “He should had skipped the digimons and brought the interesting people on the spot. I don´t think I´ll be sober by the time the interesting part takes place…”
“I beg a bit of your wisdom, Kido-san” began to say the neighboring Renamon with her face mildy red “What´s this green beverage we are drinking?”
“Just some Absinthe ” replied Yori ” I gotta say, I’m not feeling anything.”
“Me neither” declared Comodoro Gomamon with pride “I’m not feelin’ a goddamn thing. This Absinthe is BULLSHIT! ”
“Then why am I feeling so…weird…?” Renamon wasn´t a good drinker. Nope, this was her first time tasting alcohol and an unwitting one, she just thought it was just a sparkly greeny juice.
“Because Tia-chan is making another move on Priestess-sama?” Yori pointed at the mentioned scene, Tia Yagami was talking with Kabuki Sakuyamon and it was obvious she wanted something more than a friendly chat!
“OVER MY DEAD BODY!” Renamon ´s face reddened on indignation, only 3 digital foxes were allowed to escort the Kabuki to the party (the rest of the fox population reluctantly stayed in the temple because it mustn´t be left unattended!) and the 3 were going to make sure to put Tia Yagami in line. Nobody had the right to pursue one of the holiest deities from the Digiworld, especially a human! If only the beverage wasn´t so strong…! Instead of ap`proaching the impertinent google girl Renamon found herself falling asleep over the couch…
“Mhh…it´s a bit hot around here” Tia let go of her leather jacket ” Do you like my shirt?”
Kabuki Sakuyamon´s cheeks blushed but she still maintained her cool.
“What does this message mean?” asked the priestess ” Wake me up before you Go-Go…?”
“It´s the title of a song” answered Tia displaying one of her trademarked smiles “George Michael-sama certainly knew what he wanted!”
“Who´s George Michael?” the priestess knew nothing about pop music.
“If you promise to keep me company all night and share breakfast with me, I´ll tell…”
“Don´t be fooled !” intervened Inori Izumi who was dancing next to them ” Tia is displaying her Yagami magic, everybody falls for that!”
“Lovely friend you are, Inori-chan!” Tia showed her the tongue “Why don´t you spoil somebody´s else fun?”
Inori shrugged her arms and kept dancing. She wanted to spoil the prima donna a.k.a Makoto Tachikawa´s fun but he was already doing an excellent job by making the ridicule when he decided to dance over a table, dragging lillymon with him (palmon did not trust in any of the girls and became Lillymon in order to keep an eye on him and hopefully dance together all the night…)
“Miss Yagami, remember what I said?” Sakuyamon crossed her arms “I agreed to come here because tonight´s the former King´s birthday, we are not in a date. Okay?”
Tia showed another sparkly smile, feigning surprise.
“But my Saku-chan, it´s not my intention on making assumptions. I swear!” and made a cross signal all over her chest “Besides, since you are clearly not interested perhaps you can offer me some insight?”
” You mean, you are asking for advice?” the deity frowned under her helmet.
“I struggled for a good while until I could decide on an outfit. When the rest of the customers are allowed in…do you think I look well enough to attract any girl´s attention?”
“…I think so”
“Really?!” Tia´s eyes sparkled with enthusiasm “I didn´t overdo it, right? ”
The shirt was a bit strange otherwise Tia looked fine. And Sakuyamon said so.
“Yash!” Tia was really happy with the compliment ” I wonder how many girls will I be able to kiss tonight before deciding on the perfect one. Well, no worries Saku-chan because once Nova blows her candles before the time of exlcusivity runs off, you are returning to the temple. Thanks anyways!”
Sakuyamon´s smile raced from her usually composed face. Just picturing the persistent Tia Yagami displaying her attention towards the female population didn´t seem…right? No, it wasn´t right. It was annoying!
“The foxes can handle the temple by themselves” blurted the priestess ” And I want to learn more about human customs”
Inori Izumi ´s eyes blanked with annoyance. She could see what was going to happen in the near future and god forbid her, the probabilities of Tia achieving her goal towards Saku-chan were 95%! Yep, she could clearly picture those two sharing a breakfast….