As Darkness ensues....
AN: Yup, it's me again. Nope, I dun own digimon ::sniffles:: but I do own
GOGGLES!!!!!! Ones that every1 wants but they can't have mwah ah ah ah!
Teehee. ^_^ And I own Ken-chan. HE'S MINE MIYAKO! ALL MINE! NOT YOURS,
MINE. SO GO TAKE A HUNK OF CHEESE AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR-uh, nevermind...
Silence. The sound of it was nervewracking. For some odd reason, not
even his feet made a noise as he walked along the winding black and white
checkerboard path before him. Glacing around, he noted a deep navy sky
around him, and not much else. As the path came to an end, he looked down
below him. An ocean. The waves began to crash, and the sudden noise
startled him, causing him to take a step back. *"Welcome to my land..."*
*"You are the one I've been searching for...the one that can bring
"What do you mean? Who are you?!"
*"Yes, you are...you are the one...and I have you now..."*
"What are you talking abo-" A sharp, seering pain ran up the back of
his neck, and he clutched it as he sunk to his knees. The agony began to
spread throughout his body, and he shook violently.
*"Yes, that's right...others can activate what is there..."*
*"That's right...suffer...Ichijouji Ken..."*
"Ken? Can I say one thing?" Ken turned his violet eyes to the auburn-
haired boy sitting next to him.
"Go for it."
"You look like shit."
"Arigatou." He grumbled, rubbing his already red eyes.
"I didn't get much sleep last night." Unconsciously rubbing the nape
of his neck, he turned his attention back to Daisuke. "I think it was a
nightmare, but I can't even remember."
"Well, you should go home and get some sleep...you look horrible."
"I feel horrible."
"Then get moving! If you need your beauty sleep, go get it." Daisuke
winked, and Ken nodded slightly, then yawned.
"Alright, I'm going..."
Takeru glanced over at Hikari, who was quieter than usual. "Hikari?"
"Nostano?" Sighing, she replied,
"Nanimo." And leaned back a bit. Takeru nodded, respecting her wish
to keep whatever was bothering her to herself.
"You do know that if you want to talk, I'll listen."
"I know, but there's nothing to really talk about. I'm fine."
"If you say so..." He was caught off guard by Hikari resting her head
on his shoulder. Flushing instantly, he coughed and gulped. She grinned at
his obvious embarrassment.
"Don't be so uptight, Takeru."
"H-h-ha-ha-hai..." Closing her eyes, she muttered,
"I should really take my own advice..."
The brunette and the red-head walked alongside Daisuke as he dragged
home from school. "Daisuke-kun, what was wrong with Ken-san today?"
"Yeah, he looked really out of it."
"He said he didn't get much sleep...probably was up studying too
"Well, you could take some pointers." The brunette grinned, as he
"Are you implying I don't study?"
"I'm not implying it, I'm saying it, because you know for a fact you
"Fuu!" He folded his arms and pouted. "Well, Rei, what do you
"I think you should be more like Ken-san...oh, he's so kawaii!!!"
"Could you please not swoon while I'm around? It makes me sick..."
"I think Daisuke's jealous..."
"Am not!" he argued, as he glanced up to see Yamato and Taichi
approaching. Fuu leaned over to Rei,
"Now Yamato is worth swooning over..." She corrected.
"No way! Ken is soooo much cuter..."
"Are either of you going to fight over me? I'm feelin' neglected ya
"Fine. Daisuke-kun or Taichi-san?"
"No way! Daisuke-kun's too cute. And he's tanner..." Grinning,
Daisuke put his arms around his two school friends.
"Why thank you for giving my already large ego another big boost."
"Anytime, sugar." The red-head winked, and then motioned to Fuu. "But
we do have to get moving."
"Awww, my fan club is leaving?"
"Sorry, we've got a lot of work...we'll call you later."
"Sure, later." After a wave, Daisuke finally found himself confronted
by Yamato and Taichi. "Hey guys, what's happening?"
"There's a major problem, we just came from Koushiro's..."
"What is it?" The two exchanged glances and Yamato nodded for Taichi
"Daisuke, the digital world...it's gone."
"Let me get this straight..."
"What's to get straight? Look at my computer screen." Koushiro
pointed at the monitor which was flashing a bright red ERROR across the
screen. Miyako seemed to not comprehend it.
"But it can't just have....disappeared...can it?"
"Well...it could just be outside interference...which I highly
doubt...try opening a digital gate." She pulled out her D-3 and raised it
to the screen.
"Digital portal...open!" The light started to engulf her, but
suddenly, crackling noises began to erupt.
"Miyako! Stop!" Koushiro tried to reach out to her hand, but sparks
began to fly at him and she began to scream.
"Throw down your D-3! Do it now!" With one quick motion, she flung it
from her hand and dropped to the floor. Koushiro knelt down next to her and
gasped, "are you alright?! I never expected anything like that to happen!"
"Koushiro? I can't believe it...the digital world is..."
Takeru and Hikari were dashing towards Koushiro's apartment. "Miyako
sounded really frazzled...I wonder what this is all about..." Hikari zoned
out, deep in thought,
"This can't be about that dream...no, it's gotta be some minor glitch
or something..." They both bounded up the stairs and finally arrived,
panting, at Koushiro's front door. After Mrs. Izumi let them both in, they
rushed to the room and found everyone else already there with stern looks
on their faces. "Mimi-chan? You're here?"
"It was supposed to be a suprise, but the suprise was on us."
"What are you guys talking about? What's going on?"
"Miyako-chan, are those burns on your face?"
"That was from my incompetence. Miyako basically proved my theory
that something terrible happened to the digital world. It's vanished."
Hikari's heart stopped. The dream! It had to be thousands of screams that
had echoed then all died out simultaneously...the thought of it chilled
Hikari to the bone,
"Are you ok?"
"What...what happened to our digimon?" Everyone went silent.
"I can't tell you that...I don't even know what happened, all I know
is this is very bad...but there's more."
"Great, can you actually give us some happy news, Koushiro?"
"I would if I could, but I can't..." He brought up an e-mail and
explained, "I got this in my inbox moments before it happened...it's a
letter from Gennai. Getting to the important part, it basically says 'help,
we're in danger, and so are all the worlds.'"
"So what do we do?"
"That's where you guys come in, because I am drawing a blank."
"We can't travel there, that's for sure." Miyako grumbled, "as of
right now, there really is nothing we can do." Daisuke growled,
"So we just sit around like a bunch of idiots?! There has to be
something we can do!"
"Well, I have a contact that I'm sending the e-mail to. If it's
encrypted, this person'll find it."
"They're a well-known hacker on the web, I'm talking elite of the
elite. But no one knows who they are, whether they're male or female, or
what have you. But this guy is good, and I'm leaving no stone unturned. I'm
going to work as best and fast as I can. I just wanted to inform you all of
the severity of the situation. Wosrt case scenario...well, I don't even
want ot think about it. Best case scenario, I figure this out and we make
it right. We'll just have to wait and see..."