Animation Survivor: After the Council- Sora
[On the boat ride back. Manny is driving the boat, with Tom in a passenger seat. Stan is seated, but no one cares. Sora and Blossom are having a friendly conversation, but Sora is frequently distracted because of Izzy, leaning against the side of the boat, staring at the ocean. He occasionally turns back to Sora, while she isnt looking.]
Sora: So Im wondering if Bubbles voted for me or not.
Blossom: Well, no offense, but I sure hope so.
Sora: You do?
Blossom: Yeah. Nothing against you, but I hope that Bubbles stays in that alliance with Bart and Lisa. The last thing she needs to do is get them mad at her for leaving an alliance.
Sora: I dont know. One things for sure, everyone put Bubbles in kind of a tough situation. Not just me or Bart or Lisa, but even Tai. Theyve been getting along really well lately, and Tai could be the next target.
Blossom: Makes you wonder when Traceys going to jump in there.
Sora: Thats the last thing she needs!
[They laugh for a second, and Sora quickly looks back at Izzy.
Izzy is staring right back, somewhat sad. He looks down.]
[Lounge. Sora is drinking some milk, and talking to Matt, who
Matt: Look, I know that you werent serious about it.
Sora: I wasnt. How could I say something like that? How could I believe something like that?
Matt: I think the first thing you need to do is figure out exactly how you do feel about him. Then you can explain it to him very frankly. He likes it that way.
Sora: Right. I just hope he can forgive me. I mean, I even voted him off!
Matt: Well, thats no big deal. You voted me off, and I dont care.
Sora: Did I? That was a while ago.
Matt: Yeah. Tai did too. You probably had a reason for it. Ive been watching the old tapes, and I guess I was a little out of it. I sounded like I had something up my butt!
[Cue Serena, entering in her usual way.]
Serena: Hi Sora! Hi Matt!
Matt: (dry, but with a positive tone) And heres the something.
Sora: Serena! Its been so long, what have you been up to?
Serena: Nothing much. (to Matt) And especially not bugging people to the point of tears!
Matt: Plenty of time left Im not worried.
Sora: Hey Serena, I know we have a lot to talk about, but I really need to find Izzy.
Serena: Oh, why do you need to find Izzy? Izzys a jerk.
Sora: Well I
(Matt is silently rooting for some tears.)
Serena: Dont cry Sora! Ill find him for you!
(Serena quickly leaves. Sora looks at Matt.)
Sora: Is something going on between you and Serena?
Matt: Its a long story. We have a little wager going.
Sora: Oh. Well I just want to set everything straight. Not just with Izzy. If theres anything you need me to do for you
Matt: No, its no problem. I dont care.
(Serena slides in again.)
Serena: Hes in his room! Quick, go talk to him!
(Serena slides out. Matt looks at Sora slyly.)
Matt: Actually, now that you mention it, there is one small
[Izzys room. Hes has a computer hooked up, and is
apparently listening to an mp3 of his own Japanese image song,
"Version Up." Hes typing, content, when he hears
a knock on his door. He goes to answer it. Its Sora,
looking somewhat sad. Izzy looks surprised.]
Sora: Hi. Can I come
[Izzy quickly grabs her arm, pulls her in, and shuts the door.]
Izzy: (serious) Do you hate me?
Izzy: Before you say anything, I have to hear it. Do you hate me?
Sora: Well, no!
Izzy: Oh. Good. Now that thats out of the way, what were you going to tell me?
Sora: Well, I just wanted to make sure you were okay. I know I said a lot of things, and its just bad that were in a situation where you could actually hear them. Im still trying to figure out what I meant and what I didnt, but the last thing I want to do is hurt you. One thing is for sure though- I dont hate you.
Izzy: Thats what I wanted to hear. Thanks.
(Izzy sits on the bed, looking a bit sad.)
Izzy: You dont know how I felt when you said that.
Sora: Im sorry, I
Izzy: I like you.
Izzy: I like everybody on the team.
(While Izzy talks, Sora sits next to him on the bed.)
Izzy: I just found it hard to believe that somebody, especially you, could think of me that way. I couldnt take it. It was the first time somebody I cared about said theyd hated me.
(Izzy starts to lose it again, but Soras to comfort him, putting a hand on his shoulder. Izzy turns it into a comforting hug. Hes not crying, but he appears to be ready to.)
Sora: Its okay. Im sorry.
(He releases, apparently a bit calmer.)
Izzy: But I couldnt believe that I lost it like that. That definitely shows you how much it matters to me. I dont think Ive acted this way since
[Hes interrupted by small murmuring coming from the door.]
Sora: What the?
[Izzy approaches the door, followed by Sora. He opens it, to find Serena, Matt, Misty, Eric, Blossom, and Buttercup listening in.]
Izzy: What are you guys doing here?
Serena: Oh nothing, just some friendly eavesdropping!
Matt: I wanted to make sure everything was going okay with you too.
Sora: Well, thats all well and good, but whys everybody else here?
(As each character speaks, they leave.)
Misty: Always on the lookout for juicy stuff like this!
Blossom: Just, uh making sure you didnt need rescuing or anything!
Buttercup: Nothing better to do anyway.
Eric: Well I needed closure on this plotline!!
(Only Serena and Matt remain with Izzy and Sora.)
Izzy: Well. Consider it closed.
(Sora nods, then walks off with Serena. Follow her.)
Sora: Man, it does feel good to get that out of the way.
Serena: Yeah. Of course, I never liked that geek to begin with, so I was on your side the whole time.
Sora: Thanks. But I still havent found out who voted me off. I just hope it wasnt Bubbles, because
Serena: Oh, it wasnt. It was Tracey!
Sora: Tracey? Really?
Serena: Yep. I forgot what he said. Probably because they didnt air it. But Im surprised he did it. In all those personal interviews which he mustve forgotten are shown to everyone else in the world, he said that he really did care for you a lot. I say you shouldnt have broken up with him.
Sora: He really cared for me? Like seriously?
Serena: Yep. For somebody evil like that, he sure does have some strange feelings.
(Sora leans against the wall, sadly. Serena stops.)
Sora: (sad, although somewhat forced) Hes not evil. Traceys just competitive. I liked that. If he really cared for me, he shouldve just let me know. Also, I cant believe he voted me off. Why would he do something like that
(Sora now looks like shes about ready to cry, but before too long, she suddenly pops back up, feeling perfectly fine.)
Sora: Oh well!
[Matt suddenly pops out of a door in the hall and collapses, quickly standing up again.]
Matt: Sora! You were supposed to start crying!
Sora: Sorry, Matt, I didnt feel like tricking Serena like that. I hope you understand!
Matt: What happened to making up for voting me off?
Serena: Is somebody trying to cheat to win our bet? Besides, I voted you off, and I dont expect to do you any favors.
Sora: Yeah, I dont want to help either of you win something as serious as this bet. You two will just have to forget about who I voted for down there because Im letting all of that slide now that Im here.
(Sora smiles. Matt just looks a bit bitter.)
Matt: (bitter, but not really serious) I hate you Sora.