Hello again Taiora shippers. We here at The Taiora Movement have some big news coming your way in the not too distant future, so stay tuned. It’s important.
However at this moment, I want to discuss the potential real world problems that a Taiora “Friendship” could include.
Recently in the profile of a relatively new Sorato author on FanFiction.net, I saw the typical rhetoric made by the… more polite of Sorato fans. They see Tai and Sora as good/best/close friends. While I applaud them for at least recognizing that in their ‘oh-so-perfect’ Sorato world, there is dark side to this view.
Life is unfair right? It is what it is, and in this case Tai is getting the message loud and clear. We Taiora supporters see Tai and Sora as best friends turned lovers (at least we could have sworn that was what was going on), while Sorato supports (the nice ones) recognize the friendship and are content to see it stay that way. In other words, Tai has one of his closest relationships severely damaged and undermined but he can’t do anything about it because he wants Sora to be happy and Matt is his best friend. Sorato shippers are completely cool with that. If the situation were reversed, Matt wouldn’t have had near as bad a time because he and Sora were never that close before they started dating *looks at Toei with blank expression*.
But wait! Would Tai’s relationship with Sora be affected? Yes he could still hang out with both of them sometimes, but surly feelings of jealousy and envy with Matt getting most of the time alone with her would creep up. Yes, we do maintain that Tai had romantic feelings for Sora, so this would be a thing. For anyone that doesn’t see what the real problem here is, I’m about to explain it.
A Problem For Sorato?
Caption the following with one word:
‘Girl with new boyfriend attempts to continue, as usual, very old relationship with male best friend (who may have feelings for her and vice versa)’
Yep, you got it! Taiora.
This is a heated debate in the real world (no not that real world, I mean the actual real one). Can a person continue to have an opposite-sex best friend while dating or married? Is this, or can it be: healthy for all parties involved? Opinions on this in real life vary greatly, but I’m going to take the negative position. All relationships have their ups and downs, and Matt and Sora’s would be no different. Who may Sora end up going to cry to during a low point? Taichi. She may continuously compare the two males, weighing their positive and negative attributes. This situation is also a breeding ground for cheating. That being said I do not believe Sora would do this, I think she’s stronger than that. However it had to be mentioned.
Of course, none of the above was a problem for Sorato right? …Right?
In the English dub, when Tai and Sora go off together to track the girl infected with the dark spore towards the end of 02, Izzy asks Matt if he’s at all worried about Tai being alone with Sora (red flag just risen on Izzy’s part). Matt is not. For his sake I would hope he has nothing to fear. Continuing on to The Revenge of Diaboromon, in both Japanese and English dubs, Sora calls out Tai’s name before Matt. Okay, no big thing right? Then she grabs Tai when the wind picks up. Sora…your boyfriend was right there. Three inches from you. One can only speculate what was going on in her mind at the time… and frankly, whatever she was thinking, be it consciously or subconsciously, wasn’t a good thing, no matter how you want to slice that cake.
At this point, I could go into a rant about how wrong that whole thing was for so, SO many reasons, but I’ll refrain from doing so.
I am completely aware that I’m starting to get vague, but I want to leave you to your own thoughts at this point. You’ll be hearing from me again within a few months at the latest. Also, if this at all left a sour taste in your mouth, get use to it. Things are about to get very real.