A Digimon Frontier Fanfic
By Haru Glory
A/N: Okay, like I said I willbe reuploading the chapters one by one and I figured what best way than to start from the beginning. I didn't do much of a change at this chapter but, what the heck, that one I won't be confused to what and howI'll be changing the story. With that said, please read on...and I hope you enjoy!
Chronicles of Time: Cyber Era
Chapter 1: Reloaded
Zoe Orimoto was back in her own house, in her own room after a week of taking care of her best friend, Takuya Kanbara. Right now, it was already night time, ten o'clock to be exact as she sat with her pen in hand and her diary on top of her bed. Like most people, she always manages to write in her diary before falling asleep. Even during the times that she had in the digi-world, she managed to write all of their adventures on a notebook that she fortunately managed to bring along with her while making sure that the boys –especially JP, would not get their hands on that notebook. The moment that she returned home from their first adventure, she had immediately transferred everything she had written to her diary.
At the moment, she wasn't exactly writing – yet. She was just starring at the blank page of her diary with nothing more than the date and the words: Dear diary written neatly in black ink. She sighed before she began writing legibly of what had happened that day…
I really don't understand what's up with Takuya, he's been acting strange ever since he woke up in the hospital a week ago after the terrorist incident near Shibuya Station. If I didn't know any better, I'd say he's been thinking a lot for the past week. The morning after he woke up in the hospital, he just kept staring at me, then to the others and back at me again and his face was all confused. I really don't get it. I've asked him what was wrong, but every time he manages to say something, he stops right at the middle of his sentence. It's as if he wants to tell me something but he has no idea how to.
Well, I don't know what that jerk wants now. We just finished talking actually. He asked me to meet him at the park tomorrow morning. He said he wanted to tell me something important…whatever it is, I hope it really is important. He's saying that a week now and every time we see each other he just mumbles something and we end up just talking about the stuff that we've already talked about. Not only that, but most of the time that we're with Koji and the others, he always had this weird looking disk with him. I asked him what it was but he just said that it was from a 'friend' and when I asked him what's inside he tells me that he has no idea. We tried opening the disk on Takuya's laptop yesterday but what we saw where just a bunch of meaningless data. Takuya sure has been weird…
Anyways, enough about him, JP hasn't been much of himself lately – not that I mind though. He has never stopped talking about that girl in the photograph – Erika. He told us he e-mailed her and she replied. According to JP, he said Erika also somehow knew about JP – whatever that means. It really feels as if all of us are missing something. I have been feeling that there is something that doesn't feel quite right for a while now.
And with that, Zoe sighed once more before closing her diary and placing it inside of her desk's drawer.
"I sure hope Takuya has some sort of explanation for all of this." Zoe thought before she climbed back on her bed, "I don't know why but I have a feeling that Takuya knows something."
Meanwhile, on the Kanbara Residence…
"I still can't believe that this disk has nothing important in it." Takuya Kanbara sighed as he continued on staring at his PC's monitor.
Takuya had been trying to crack the mystery behind the disk, which according to the dreams that he has been having and his hazy memory was given to him by a girl named Yumi, whoever she is, Takuya did not really remember or his dreams have not given him an answer.
"Don't tell me you're still cracking that disk." Shinya said as he entered his brother's room, "You've been trying to do that for the past six hours now. Aren't your eyes sore?"
"No." Takuya replied as he tried a different approach in opening the contents of the disk, "Why are you still up? It's well past your bed time. When mom sees you here, she'll be furious."
"Not as furious as she will be when she sees that you're still up and glued to the computer." Shinya answered back, "Besides, it's Saturday today. I can sleep late if I want to."
"Turning into a rebel are we." Takuya said as the same pop up message appeared on the monitor asking him for a password, "Well, what do you want. You couldn't have come here just to see me get frustrated again."
"You're right, I didn't." Shinya replied, "I was just wondering what your plans are for tomorrow."
"My plans?" Takuya asked, as, for the hundred time since he began trying to hack the disk, he received the same error message, "Well, I'm going out with a friend tomorrow, why?"
"You mean you're going out with Zoe?" Shinya asked.
"Huh? How did you know it's Zoe?" Takuya asked back.
"I guessed." Shinya replied, "Besides, she's the only girl you ever hang out with. So…uh…are you two…uh…you know, together-together?"
"No…well, not yet." Takuya replied, "I am going to ask her to be my girlfriend…eventually."
"Eventually?" Shinya exclaimed, "You've got to be kidding me? What if someone beats you to it and asks her first?"
"Well, I don't need you to tell me to go for it now." Takuya said, "I am planning on asking her tomorrow if I get the chance. Besides, I should be the one telling you the same thing about Kaia."
Shinya blushed at the mention of the name of the girl that he had his eyes on for quite a while now as he replied, "Well…I am just well…copying your example, brother."
"Funny." Takuya said as he stood up and faced Shinya with the look telling him that he wants some privacy.
"Okay, okay." Shinya said as he began to walk towards the door, "Goodnight then."
"Yeah. Goodnight." And with that, Takuya closed the door, making sure that he had locked it.
Ever since Takuya returned after saving the world from Lucemon's wrath, Takuya made sure to act more like an older brother to Shinya. For the past week since then, Shinya learned to act more like a brother to Takuya as well. So, with that, their bond as brothers grew.
Turning around, Takuya tried to crack the disk again for the last time before he head out to sleep.
"What the hell is the password?" Takuya wondered, "I know those data are not all useless. How on earth will I know what the password is, I've had tried over a hundred things and it still didn't work."
Once again, after the rotation of the meaningless data the pop up asking for the password appeared. Again, Takuya had to search deep inside his head for a word that could be the password, but unfortunately, he wasn't able to crack it.
Annoyed and tired as well, Takuya had no choice but to shut down his computer and rest for the night. He didn't want to look tired in front of Zoe tomorrow.
Morning finally came and Zoe awoke up with a start. After taking a bath and changing her clothes, Zoe went to the kitchen where her mother was busy preparing breakfast and her father was drinking some coffee while reading the newspaper.
"Good morning, mom. Good morning dad." Zoe greeted as she saw her parents, making her way to the refrigerator.
"Good morning, honey." Mrs. Orimoto greeted back and so did Mr. Orimoto.
"Have any plans before classes start?" Mr. Orimoto asked looking up at his daughter.
"You can say that." Zoe replied as she took out the pitcher containing some orange juice and pouring some on the glass that was already prepared for her, "I'm going out with a friend of mine."
"That's great, honey." Her mother said, "You better have fun while you can. You know how hard school will be once it resumes in two weeks."
Zoe nodded, "I know that mom, that's why we're going to have all the fun we can. You guys wouldn't mind if I come home late, will you?"
Mrs. Orimoto looked at Mr. Orimoto before answering, "Not really. But make sure you wouldn't come home THAT late."
"Don't worry mom, dad, I won't." Zoe replied.
After eating her breakfast. Zoe decided that she still have some time before she meets up with Takuya at the park, so she went back to her room and lounge about knowing full well that she was already prepared…but not prepared enough to fall asleep.
Meanwhile, Takuya woke up early as well and after doing his morning ritual, he decided to try and open the disk one more time before he eats his breakfast.
"I have a feeling that I know what the password is, I just don't know what it is…if that makes any sense." Takuya muttered as the password collection screen popped up again.
A thought popped into Takuya's mind, more like a name. He was about to type it down when his mother called from the dinning room.
"Takuya, time for breakfast!" Mrs. Kanbara called, "Don't make me come up there if you don't want to be grounded for a month!"
Takuya cringed as he reluctantly took out and pocketed the disk and closed his computer before standing up and answering, "I'm coming, mom!"
It was thirty minutes before ten o'clock that Takuya decided to go towards the park where he told Zoe he would meet her. He wore a red shirt that was underneath his favorite button on shirt, which was also red and a pair of pants. He didn't manage to forget to wear his hat and goggles just the way he likes it. It took him only ten minutes to get there since there wasn't any traffic.
When he got there, Zoe wasn't there yet.
"This is a first." Takuya thought to himself as he decided to sit by the fountain near the park's opening as he waited for Zoe's arrival. "Usually Zoe is the first one to get here not me…and she's usually furious at me for being late."
Several minutes later, when it was already well before ten, Zoe arrived. She was wearing a pink tank top and a pink skirt which was her favorite outfit next to the one that she wore on the digital world. She didn't wore her hat though.
"What took you so long, Zoe?" Takuya asked upon seeing her, "I was beginning to wonder if you were coming at all."
"Isn't that something, you of all people telling me that." Zoe replied, "Besides, I'm not late. You're simply just too early."
At that, Takuya could not help but grin, "I guess you're right. So, where do you want to go?"
"Huh?" Zoe asked, "You're asking me where?"
"Well…yeah." Takuya replied, "You told me I can date you if we manage to defeat Kerpymon, right?"
"You didn't say that that was what you wanted." Zoe said, "You just told me you wanted to say something to me."
"Well, I do." Takuya replied, "But that could wait for a while. So, where do you want to go?"
"You said it was important." Zoe said.
"It is. But…wait a second, don't tell me you don't want to keep your promise." Takuya said.
"N-no, it's not that." Zoe replied, "It's just, if it's so important, why make it wait?"
Takuya hesitated before answering Zoe's question, "Because I have a feeling that I've already asked it."
"What?" Zoe asked confused, "Asked what?"
Takuya took a deep breath before finally deciding to go for it thinking that this might as well be the best time to do it…
"You know, I've been thinking a lot for the past week." Takuya began.
"Yeah. I noticed." Zoe cut in.
"Well, I don't know about you, Zoe. But there are some things that I seem to remember happening but did not seem to have happened at all." Takuya continued, and seeing the even more confused look on Zoe's face added, "I know it sounds confusing, believe me I'm as confused as you are…maybe even a lot. The thing is that, I feel like I've already said this to you before."
"Said what?" Zoe asked, "You're not making any sense at all, Takuya Kanbara."
"Zoe, I believe that some things are just destined to happen." Takuya said, trying to get the words out right, "I believe that we were truly destined to receive those messages inviting us to the digi-world, that we are destined to become the ancient ten and save the digi-world for that matte, that we are destined…to meet each other."
Zoe just continued to listen. She had feeling that she knew where this was going, but continued to keep her mouth shut nonetheless if ever her guess was wrong.
"But most of all, I feel that I am destined to…" Takuya gulped and blushed before continuing, "…to fall in love with you."
Zoe was surprised to hear that from Takuya. But somehow, she already felt it was coming. She didn't know how to respond to what Takuya just said, but Takuya's speech was not yet finished.
"That's why, I ask you, Zoe Orimoto," Takuya added, "that you answer my next question truthfully and honestly. Will you…be my girlfriend?"
Zoe blushed even more than she did before so did Takuya. But even so, she could not help but smile.
"I know you have courage, Takuya." Zoe said, "But I did not think you would have courage to ask that right here and now."
"Well, what can I say?" Takuya said, "That's just how I am."
"I don't know why but, I have had the feeling that you were going to ask me that, I just didn't want to get my hopes high." Zoe replied.
"Does that mean…?" Takuya asked, his grin even getting bigger.
"Yes." Zoe nodded.
Takuya could not help but jump for joy. He kissed Zoe right there and then, but just when their lips parted, a sharp pain went through his right shoulder. A pain so intense that he could not help but whimper and grasp it tightly as his breathing became fast.
"Takuya, what's wrong?" Zoe asked, worry and confusion were mixed in her face's features.
"My…arm," Takuya replied as he fell down to his knees, "It…hurts."
"Your arm?" Zoe asked, "Is it one of the injuries you got from the explosion?"
"I…don't think so." Takuya replied, "I'm sorry, Zoe but can you help me get home?"
Zoe nodded. And with that, they were off to Takuya's house they were lucky that there wasn't anyone in the park or else it would have caused quite a scene. Zoe was full of worry of what might be wrong with Takuya, but at the same time determined to bring him home.
Finally, after taking a taxi, they arrived at the Kanbara residence in fifteen minutes. Luckily, no one was there since Takuya's parents and Shinya decided to take a stroll at the mall. Immediately after paying the taxi's fare, Zoe helped Takuya get inside his house and up his room. She expected Takuya to rest himself at his bed, but instead he told her to help her towards his computer.
"You don't feel so good yet you want to doodle with your computer?" Zoe asked, "What's up with you Takuya?"
"I don't know, Zoe." Takuya replied as he opened up his computer and once again inserted the disk, "But, I have a hunch that this disk has all the answers we need and we sure need a lot."
"But we've tried opening it up. It has nothing but meaningless data in it." Zoe said.
"You're right, at the moment it has meaningless data." Takuya said, "But it searches for a password, I know that once we get the password right, these data will no longer be meaningless."
"And do you have any idea what the password is?" Zoe asked.
"I think I do." Takuya replied, as he cringed once more when another shot of pain raced through his right arm, "Have you ever heard of the name 'Katsuya'?"
"Katsuya?" Zoe asked, she was about to say no, but something inside her is telling her otherwise. Just then, she remembered something, "Takuya, where is the necklace you always wore since the incident with the terrorists?"
"The necklace?" Takuya asked and for the first time, he realized that he wasn't wearing it. "That's right! I forgot to wear it today."
"Where is it?" Zoe asked again.
"I think I left it under my pillow." Takuya replied.
He was about to stand up and get it himself, but Zoe told him to stay where he is and continue with whatever it was that he was doing and that she would get the necklace for him. She felt as if everything depended on Takuya's trial on getting the right password this time and that she must bring him the necklace.
Zoe, after searching under Takuya's pillow finally found the necklace. Immediately she made Takuya wear it. Somehow, she remembered someone telling her that it will save Takuya and somehow she felt this to be true.
Finally, the same password searching screen appeared. Zoe was already sitting beside Takuya, so intent and hoping that this time he will get the password right. Takuya typed the name 'Katsuya' on the screen. He hoped it would work, but the same error message appeared.
"That can't be right." Takuya said, "I thought that this time around I will get it right."
"Something's missing Takuya." Zoe said, "Maybe it needs the full name."
"Full name?" Takuya asked facing Zoe, "That's right…but I don't know what his last name is."
"Kanbara." Zoe muttered not knowing where that came from, "Katsuya Kanbara."
"What?" Takuya exclaimed surprised as the pain that was coursing through his right arm began to subside, "Kanbara? Are you sure about that, Zoe? I don't ever remember having a relative with the name Katsuya."
"Try it, Takuya." Zoe said not knowing herself why she felt that it was the right name.
Takuya nodded, and as the password screen appeared, Takuya hesitantly typed the name that Zoe gave her.
It was much to their surprise when the error message did not appear. What was more surprising and confusing at the same time was the new message that played in Takuya's computer…
To be continued…
A/N: So, what do you guys think? I know I owe so much explanation about what happened during the one week. You guys don't have to worry about that, it's all covered. Future chapters will tell you guys about that, until then, you can expect a lot of twists and surprises. Until then, this is, Haru Glory saying "PEACE" and signing out!