Hello, it's a fine, beautiful day. Everyone is doing his or hers normal routine, SOMETHING. The reason they're doing 'something' is that I have no idea what they are doing. That says a lot, doesn't it? I mean, I'm the one that, I guess, is supposed to get everyone together on the nice, clear days and have fun. Well, if that were one of my jobs, I would be fired for it. Let me fill you in on what has happened over the years. Joe is helping Mimi to pass college, they're engaged. Joe is a doctor and Mimi is hoping to be a cook. Tai and Sora are engaged. Tai's a sports super star and Sora a ……… I forget. See how a good friend I am? Can't even remember what she does for a living. Anyway, Izzy is in college even though he can get a degree without going, but he doesn't what the rest of us feeling low. He wants to be a computer designer, or something in that field. Mimi and Izzy are in the same college. Both, also, live on the campus. Joe moved in with her so she wouldn't feel "lonely". Sorry, I guess I'm still mad at something. Anyway, TK is in high school with everyone else. Ken is with them too. TK wants to be a writer, Kari a photographer, Davis a cook for noodles, Yolie just wants to have a better idea for computers and things like that, Cody wants something in law enforcement, Ken a detective. Why a detective, I have no idea. Man, I'm forgetting things all over the place. I guess you can tell that there's a problem with me right about know, right? Anyway, I'm a rock star that's an astronaut. I live by myself. The only thing that I have that would be the closest thing to a family would be the Digidestined. But I sometimes wouldn't call them family. If I remember correctly, TK is engaged to Kari, but I'm not sure. That tells a lot. ME, NOT REMEMBERING SOMETHING ABOUT MY LITTLE BROTHER! I was saying that I'm the one who would never forget anything about my brother. And here I'm, forgetting every thing that comes towards me. I bet you can tell that I'm not in a very good mood, right? I'll tell you what happen that made me this way, but I just remember something. I forgot the others birthdays. Sorry again, but if I remember something that's a big importance to me 'cause I remember something, I might say it during my 'beautiful' story. Though I should give you a warning, this is what got me this way……
On a morning when things seem that they can't go wrong, I was back from one of my flight into outer space. Izzy told me that they were going to have a party for me and the invention of Izzy's "Staying Young" for allowing people to be young (it works sooo well that only we have it. Don't we feel special? Sorry again. It just gets me mad when I'm thinking about this event). So after I got off the craft and talking to news people, I went to my car and headed to the campus. They were set up by the time I was there. My guitar was on stage and my band members were there too. We played and had fun. Near the time of midnight (it was 4:00 p.m. when I arrived), I left to go back to my house. I decided that I would sleep the day away (but that was going to back fire on me). On my way home, I noticed a girl walking on the sidewalk. I wouldn't have cared about some girl walking on the sidewalk, but there was something about her that made me care. Luckily I was at a red light and no one was on the road. "Hi, what are you doing up this late?"
"Uhhhh……… Oh, I'm going to my house. And you?" She looked at me then went back to staring at the ground in front of her.
"Well, I just came from a party that my friends made for me."
"For my trip into space."
"Are you Matt Ishida, the youngest astronaut?"
"Yep. That's me. Why do you ask?"
"I always wanted to go into space with someone as famous as you."
"That's a nice dream. If you work hard, you might be able to."
"That would be very nice. Hey, can you give me a ride?"
"I thought you said that you were going home. Why the change?"
"I can't go there. My parents hate me."
In the shadow, she looked about as tall as Sora. "Aren't you a little old to be with your parents? No offence."
"Well, I came back from a trip that I took and I decided to visit them. But that turned out to be a big mistake."
"What did they do?"
"Beat me for leaving, calling me a disgrace to the family."
"I don't know anyone's parents that would act like that if they left. Why did you leave?"
"I don't want to talk about this anymore. Can you give me a ride?"
"Yea, I don't know anyplace that's open this late, but a bar and things like that, but you're welcome to crash at my house for the night until tomorrow, when you can find a hotel."
"Thank you so much."
She got into the light and I saw all the hit marks. I assumed that her parents were mad at her leaving the house or she made her parents mad at her, but either way I was going to help out. I looked at the light and it was green. She got in the car and I drove to my house.
When we arrived at my house, she was sleeping in the car with her head to the side. I thought of waking her, but then thought that she might need the rest. I got out and walked over to the side where she was. I picked her up and carried her to the house. It was a good thing that I had extra rooms. I picked a room close to mine, incase she awoke and wanted something (yea, she sure wanted something. Sorry). I laid her on the bed, a double bed. I then headed to my own room.
I awoke to the sound of running water. I checked my clock to see what the time was and found out that it was 2:00 a.m. What is she doing this early in the morning? I arose slowly. The floor was cold but then it always cold in the morning. I walked around, listening to the sound. It stopped when I was near the bathroom, where the sound was coming from. I poked my head to see what she was doing, hoping that she wasn't naked or something. She wasn't, she was only cleaning her cuts.
"Why do that this early in the morning? Ya know, this house doesn't have a lot of noise in the morning, and I was planning on sleeping in all day."
"Oh, sorry about that." (Sssssssssssuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeee. That's what you wanted me to believe. Sorry)
"That's ok. I didn't tell you anyway. But why clean them this early?"
"To keep me busy."
"Oh ……… you might want to get some sleep. You were out when I got you here."
"I'm fine now. Thanks for your help. It's very kind of you."
"Well, yea. I'm that kind of guy. Now if you can, keep the noise down. Closing the door would help."
I walked back to my room and fell asleep even faster.
The next time I woke up was at 5:00. This time it was the smell of food. I love food, but I wasn't hungry nor did I want it at that moment. I got up again and walked towards the kitchen. I felt like slamming the door wide open and saying "what the hell did I told you before" (that wasn't a bad idea now that I think about it. I should have yelled something like that. Sorry), but I was nicer than that (I wish not). I opened the door quietly (Slam!). I peeked in and saw her making bacon, eggs, toast bread, and pancakes. There were two plates on the table. None were full (I think she wanted to put poison……… Sorry). I closed the door quietly as I came in.
"What are you doing now?"
"Uh…… Sorry. I thought that you might want breakfast and I know I'm a good cook so…"
"I told you that I wanted to sleep in today. Do you think that I wanted breakfast three hours after I went back to sleep." (I love how I said that. I almost yelled at her. Sorry)
"I know but still."
"In either case, I can cook myself so that wouldn't even been an issue."
"Oh, well I didn't know. Do you still want it?"
"Since you took your time to make it sure, but afterwards no more 'waking me up', ok?"
"Right, sit down and it will be ready shortly." (I wish I didn't do that. Sorry)
So I did as I was told (The last time I'll do that). The food smelled good. I noticed that all the cuts were clean and dressed. She looked beautiful. She was wearing a tank top that came up above the belly button that was red and shorts that were blue. Her hair was short. Right then, I knew that I was in love with her (Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Sorry). The smell seemed to get sweeter.
"Can you hand me our plate?"
I did as I was told (Yet another mistake. Sorry). When the plate landed in her hand, she smiled at me. I smiled back, a normal reaction (I wish it wasn't. Sorry).
"It seems that you're fully awake."
"Yea, but I would like some more sleep though."
"I thought you said that you were going to help me today. How can you if you're sleeping?"
"Well, I was thinking more of when the sun is actually up not when it's coming up."
"Oh, here you go."
She handed my plate back. It smelled wonderful (That's my stupid side talking. Sorry). I decided to wait for her to have something on her plate.
"Can you hand me mine?"
I did and waited. She was very quick putting the things on a plate. We sat down and started eating. It was very quiet for breakfast. I thought that I should put music on, but thought better of it. God, are we going to sit here and not say a word to each other? (Yes, yes, yyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssss! Sorry)
"So what's your name?" (Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooo. Sorry)
"It's Mizu. I already know yours. So, are you the only one living here?"
"Yep. The only people that come here are my friends. Not very many people that I know from work come here."
"Well, I guess I never asked them to come over or they might think that I'm too young to be an astronaut. Other than, that I have no idea."
"Does that mean that you're single?"
"Has anyone asked you?"
"Many people have asked me but I turn them all down."
"If you know someone very well and they asked you out, you would say yes. But if they asked for marriage, that's something different."
"Why did you ask?"
"Just curious. You were a famous rock star, after all. I thought you should have, at least, dated someone. So, who was the one that was dating you then ask to marry you?"
"My friend, Sora, who is now engaged to Tai, he's my best friend."
"Isn't that ironic?"
"No, not really. They were best friends before I met them and they did date for a short while, but something happened so they part ways. I think Tai was still trying and Sora still liked him so."
"That's nice. True love is hard to break."
"You love that kind of stuff?"
"Yea, especially when they come from a friendship background." She gave me bit of a smile when she said it.
"Oh, I like reading things that had to do with space, but I will read anything that my little brother writes and wants me to read."
"What does he write?"
"Some love, but it more like we give him an idea when he asked us about something. Like if I told him something that was prodigious in space then something in his head might move and spark something that he knows would make a great story plot. Then he would ask me to go more into it. Like give him some general information about space, what's it like, and that kind of stuff." (I just noticed that using the word prodigious made me sound like Izzy. Sorry)
"How does he get his ideas for love stories?"
"I don't know where he gets it from. Maybe from something he saw or knows."
"What's your little brother's name?"
"He's name is TK Takaishi."
"Then the next time I'm in a book store, I'll try to find him."
"That would be good, but he's only in high school."
We were done when I answered her question. She picked hers and mine and headed over to the sink.
"Here, let me do that. You're supposed to be a guess."
"Ok, here then."
She handed me the plates. I walked over to the sink and started to wash them. I noticed that she was standing beside me, watching.
"Wow! I never knew any guy that could wash dishes!"
"I had to learn on my own. The same goes with cooking and cleaning up the house."
"Shouldn't your mom do that, not you?"
"She wasn't around. It was only my dad and I when I was around seven. My mom and dad got divorced. My brother went with my mom and I went with my dad. That messed up my whole life until the summer when I was eleven and there were four weeks left of that summer."
"What happen that changed you back?"
"Something. Well, since I'm done I'm going back to bed. Keep it quiet this time."
"Don't worry, I will."
I walked back to my room and slept (Hey I remembered their birthdays. Sorry). I woke up again to the sound of someone knocking on the door. Mizu answered it.
"Hi is Matt home. I want to see if he needs help with anything." The voice sounded like TK.
"He's home but he wants some sleep."
"Oh… well, tell him that this is his cousin."
"I'll go and see. I think it's safe for you to come in."
I heard footsteps that stop near the front door and ones that were coming towards my room. My door opened.
"Matt, your cousin is here to see you." She was whispering.
I got up with sleep still in my eyes. I walked with her to the visitor that, I knew, was TK. I got to the front door and saw that it was TK. Why did he lie to her? (Way to go TK! Sorry) I decided to follow TK's led until I found out why he lied.
"Hi cousin, what do you want?" I tried to sound awake but I think it failed.
"Can I speak to you outside?"
TK opened the door and we walked out. TK knew that the only way someone inside could hear is if that door is opened, so he closed it when I step out.
"So TK, what did you come here for? You knew that I wanted to sleep in today."
"I thought that you wanted to read my new story that I've been working on. Kari doesn't even know that I've been working on it."
TK handed me his story folder that had all his new stories in, but this one had the word 'secret' on it. I took it.
"Sure thing little bro, but why did you lie to her?"
"There's something about her that I don't like."
"So very time I see you and she's around, I have to call you cousin."
"I guess so."
"What is your name?"
"Kibo. Why is she in the house?"
"I saw her walking on the streets. She had cuts on her. I don't know if her parents did that or someone else did, but she's going when I feel like getting up on my own."
"Sorry, I would have opened the door but it was locked. I know you and the only way you would lock the door if you were out."
"You have a key. Why didn't you use it?"
"I had this feeling that I should knock. I guess it was a good thing too or she might've thought I was a robber or something."
"She might've. I'll call you when she's gone, ok?"
"Cool. See ya later."
TK got into his car, waved bye, then droved off. My only question is when would I let her go. Sorry TK, I don't think she's leaving for a while. Wonder why you don't like her. Well, if you're the only one then I should be ok, but I have to be careful. Bros knows each other. I walked back inside. When I opened the door, she was standing front of me. I hid the folder that TK gave to me.
"You never told me that you had a cousin."
"And what made you think I didn't?"
"Your parents were the only kid in their family. What's his name?"
"Kibo. He's from my mom side."
"What did you two talk about?"
"You don't need to worry about it. Do you have cousin or siblings?"
"No, I'm the only child in my family and my parents are the only ones in their family."
"I'm going back to bed. Why did you lock the door?"
"I know my parents and they would send someone to find me."
"Do you know who that someone is?"
"Ok then, when I'm awake and if you're still here then you don't have to keep answering the door."
I walked back to my room and fell asleep again. The next thing I knew, Mizu was creeping into my bed. I lifted one eye towards the window and it was nighttime again. Then I looked at her and she was naked! I was too tired to really care, but I did care a little so I turned my head the other way. She was now in the bed, her body next to mine. She turned my head to make me look at her. Then she started to kiss passionately. Then she started to take off my clothes.
(And you know the rest. We had sex and that's that. I don't what to describe it because there are other stories that had this kind of thing in them. Onwards to the morning)
I awoke with the fresh air and sun in my face. Mizu was still sleeping, so I got up, took a shower and put on my clothes. I walked to the kitchen and sat down in the chair. The phone ranged and I got up to answer it.
"Is there a girl named Mizu staying there?"
"Is there a girl staying there?"
"Nope, I'm the only one here."
"Thanks for your help."
The guy hung up. The voice sounded peaceful; it was a male's voice, that much I could tell. I turned around to see Mizu behind me with clothes on.
"Who was it?" She sounded scared.
"I think it's the guy who's looking for you. Do you have any friends?"
"No, my parents never allowed me to have friends."
"Oh, you must've had a very bad childhood. Is that why you left?"
"Yeah. I had to get out and get a life, but my parents didn't want that."
"Where do you live?"
"Did you ever have a place to hide from them?"
"Yep, but that would've been the first place they looked."
"How would they know this phone number?"
"He knows everyone's phone number. That's how he can find me. Next he'll go to every house to make sure that I'm not there."
"What happens when he find out that someone is hiding you?"
"All depends if the person allows him to take me or not. If the person puts up a fight then he will fight back."
"What if no one answers the door?"
"He'll open it and check to see if my in that house. He can tell by smelling the house, but it only works if he's inside the house."
"Well, if he smells this house then he would find you."
"That's a good point. We have to go somewhere."
"Can he find you if he knows what house you are staying at?"
"The only way he can if he stays around that house. He can only smell close things like buildings, but at park he would have to look and his eyes aren't as keen as his nose."
"Can we cover your smell with something?"
"I think so."
"Then I think I have an idea."
I ran to my closet of cleaning products. I grabbed one that I knew had a very strong smell, but it was nice smell if you were going to use it in small amounts. I found that out the hard way. I sprayed it near the bedrooms, kitchen, living room, bathrooms, and the front door. I left a few of the windows opened, but they weren't wide. I knew by the time we got back most of it would be gone and the same with her scene. She was already in the car. I got in and drove away from the house.
"What did you do?"
"I spray something that gets out other smells. It's really strong if you spray it in large amounts, but it has a nice scent."
"That's a good idea. If it's strong then it would cover mine and I would be safe. So where are we going?"
"You're going to see a few of my friends."
"That's cool. Can I see your brother?"
"At the moment, he's in America."
"Who are we going to see first?"
"Tai and Sora, then Joe, Mimi, and Izzy."
The rest of the ride was quiet. We got to Tai and Sora's house; I was hoping that they would be there. We got out and went to the door. I knocked and Tai answered it.
"Hey Matt, what's ya doing here?"
"I'm here for two reasons. One is so you guys can meet someone. Two is for someone that you're going to meet safety."
"Well, who's this someone?"
Tai looked at Mizu. She waved. "Cool. Come in."
We walked in to the living room. We sat down on couch.
"Let me get Sora." Tai ran off. Within a few seconds, he was back with Sora. They sat down in the seats near us.
"So what's your name?" Sora asked.
"Mizu. Has someone called that asked for this name?"
"Yeah, someone did. Why do you ask?"
"That person is looking for me to take me back to my parents."
"Do you live with your parents?" Tai asked.
"I know it seems silly but yes. I took a trip and when I went to visit them, they beat me and called me a disgrace to the family."
"If they called you that then why would they be looking for you?"
"'Cause of what they want me to do."
"And you don't want to. Have you told them that?" Sora asked.
"Many times but they don't care. They want me to do it no matter what."
"Do you want to tell us what they want you to do?" Tai asked.
"How did you meet Matt?"
"I saw her after the party you guys put for me."
"Is there anything we can do to help you, Mizu?"
"If you have something that can get rid of smells, it will help you and me."
"Why?" Sora asked.
"The guy who called has a keen sense of smell and he knows mine scent very well. If you can cover it then you'll be safe from him."
"Ok, where are you going next, Matt?" Tai asked.
"To the campus."
"Ok, are you going now?"
"I think that would be wise. He can move fast."
"Mizu, could you wait for me outside? I need tell them something." Mizu walked to the door and went out. "Call everyone to say that TK is my cousin and his name is Kibo."
"Why?" Sora asked.
"For some reason he doesn't like Mizu. When he came to my house yesterday he told her that he was my cousin. So when I'm going to the younger Digidestined, they would need to know that. Joe, Mimi, and Izzy would need to know too, incase TK is around and I call him cousin. Oh yea, TK is in America for a while."
"We'll call everyone." Tai said.
I walked out to the car and Mizu was already in it. I got in and drove to the campus. When we got there, we got out of the car and walked to Izzy's room.
"Hello?" He asked as he opened his door.
"Oh, hi Matt. What are you doing?"
"I thought that you should meet someone. This is Mizu." Izzy looked to where my hand was pointing.
"Hey, someone called me asking for you."
"That might mean he's already looking for me. How long ago?"
"Uhmmm, not long ago. Do you what want to come in?"
"No thanks. I think it would be safer if we stay out."
"Why are you being hunted?"
"'Cause of my parents. They want me back to do something that I don't want to do."
"When did you meet Matt?"
"When I was going to my house after the party." I answered.
"Oh, well Joe and Mimi are in their room. So if you're going to visit them, you can."
"Thanks Izzy. See ya later."
We walked to Joe and Mimi's room. I knocked on the door and Mimi answered.
"Hey Matt. What's up?"
"I guess you can say a lot of things."
"Really, oh and who are you?"
"My name is Mizu."
"Cool, are you Matt's new girlfriend?"
"Sure, let me get Joe. Hey, Joe, Matt's here!"
"Joe, this is Mizu."
"I think she's Matt's girlfriend." Mimi whispered loudly.
"She's not Mimi."
"Sure." She smiled.
"What are you guys doing here?" Joe asked to change the subject.
"I thought you two would like to meet her."
"Ya know, someone called asking for that name."
"We better get going then. Who knows how far he is." Mizu looked at me, pleading.
"Matt, what's going on?"
"Her parents are looking for her to make her do something that she doesn't want to do. The guy that called is the one they sent to look for her."
"Then you better get going. See ya later."
"Yeah, see ya."
We left to the car and drove off. I wasn't sure where I was going but I thought it would be best if we kept on driving until something happen or I got in idea on where to go.
"You have nice friends."
"Thanks." Then she moved quickly down to the floor of the car. "What are you going?"
"I saw him."
"What's his name?"
"That's a very nice name."
"Are you even worried that I saw him on the sidewalk and he might know where I am?"
"Of course I'm worried but if you allow fear to control you then you'll never allow your dreams to take control. Since I can't look to see if he's gone, and in either case I don't know what he looks like, can you look?"
"Sure." She moved to see if he noticed then she went right back to the floor.
"I'm guessing that he's either following us or he's doing something that means he knows where you are?"
"You figure that? How?" She sounded surprised.
"By the way you moved right back to the floor."
"He can drive so the following us part is the right one."
"Is there any way to lose him?" (It just hit me… How could she see him on the sidewalk and then say that he's following us in a car? Sorry. I just know that she's not trustworthy.)
"No, once he knows where I am, I'm basically his."
"There must be a way to lose him."
"If you have an idea then you can try it."
"Ok then, hang on."
I then turned to an alley that I knew was going to be crowded at the end.
"This is your 'great plan'?" She didn't sound too happy with the idea.
"Wait a while. I hope he can't find you in a crowd.
"He could, but that would expose something that I know he doesn't what anybody to know. I'll be safe there but what about your house. He'll be able to find it while we're in the crowd?"
"Well, I'll think about that when the time comes."
"I know you'll have to think about it around now. He's someone that likes to move one step ahead of what he's looking for."
"Then I guess he's not doing a good job at it."
"What do you mean?"
"So far, we have been one or two steps ahead of him."
"I doubt that. He knows me very well. He knows how I move."
"If he ends up at my house, I'll deal with him then."
We got to the crowd of people. It was a good thing that cars were allowed to go throw it and that a lot of these cars were like mine. After minutes of driving around the festival, I thought it would be wise to see if Senso was still following us.
"Check now." She got out her spot, again, and looked. This time she sat down on the seat. "That's a good sign. Now since we're in a festival, what do you want to do?"
"This is the first time that I've ever been seen a festival before so I think we should get out and see what this is all about."
"Ok, but we don't really need to get out. We can drive around and see what's going on. I don't remember what this festival is about but we're allowed to see it in a car."
"That's cool, and if we see him then we can get away fast."
"You mean if you see him. Remember, I don't know what he looks like yet so you're the one that says whether we go or not."
"That power is mine?"
"Yep. Besides, I'm now a host since you never seen a festival before. It would be rude of me to call all the shots."
"This is sweet of you. Is it ok if I stay at your house again tonight?"
We drove around the festival. Mizu seemed happy, seeing all the activities that happen in a festival. As far as I seen her, she has never laughed. She kept looking to see if Senso was around. I think that there's something more to what she told me than she's willing to tell me (Hey I remembered what Sora's job is! Sorry). It was getting late and I remembered what I promised TK. Man, sorry TK but it seems that she's staying another night.
"Mizu, we need to get going. It's getting late."
"Oh, sure thing."
"Hopefully tomorrow we can get you a hotel or something."
"I hope so." She smiled sweetly at me. I got out of the crowd and headed for home.
When I got there, the sun had almost set. The house seemed to be okay. We got out of the car and walked to the house. I unlocked it and opened the door. I saw TK inside the house, sitting on the couch.
"Hi Kibo, what are you doing here?" He didn't seem too happy.
"I thought I would see if you were done with my request. I'm guess not, right?"
"Sorry, I was busy today. I'll fulfill your request tonight."
"I guess then it's ok for me to come here tomorrow morning to see?"
"You can come anytime you want. You know that you have a key to the place."
"I know but you wouldn't be asleep this time."
"If I am then you can splash cold or non-cold water on my face or whatever you want to do to get me up."
"Don't get mad tomorrow if you're sleeping."
"What time should I be awake?"
"Around the time that I came today."
"And that was?"
"Ok then. Is that all?"
"Yep. See ya tomorrow." TK walked out the door and started to walk down the street.
"There's something different about Kibo." I said more to myself.
"What makes you think that?" Mizu didn't seem too worry about him.
"He would have brought his car if he was coming over. He lives far from here."
"Is that all?"
"No, there was something in his eyes that made him not himself."
"Maybe he wanted to try something new. We better go to bed."
"You're right. See ya tomorrow."
We walked to our rooms. When I got into mine, I decided to call TK to see if he was home.
"Hello, this is TK Takaishi."
"Hey bro, were you over at my house a few minutes ago?"
"You know that there's a festival going on and it would next to impossible to get from here to there in minutes."
"There was someone here that looked like you and even knew about the story that you left here. He even knew that I'm supposed to call you Kibo."
"I know I wasn't over there. Why did you call?"
"I noticed that he didn't have a car and something about his eyes that told me that he's not you."
"Glad that you could tell me from someone that looks like me. Do you have an idea on who this person is?"
"No, not really."
"Then can you tell me the 'not really' part?"
"I think it might've been the guy that's looking for Mizu. His name is Senso."
"I guess you know the parents' name too?"
"So are you done with the story?"
"I'm going to read it tonight."
"What time did I say that I was coming and I'll come earlier?"
"6:00, so I'll see you at…?"
"I want to know whose wants to be me."
"Oh. Ok then, good night."
He hanged up the phone and I sat down the phone, lay on the bed, opened the folder and started to read the story that TK was working on secretly. I made few corrections, which is how it's usually. The stories that he makes are always good, minus the first one because he was just starting, but after that he had great stories. Sometimes, he would put them in a comic to show the characters and places. That was one of the things that he likes to do. One would be writing and the other is drawing. He makes lots of money from the sales of his books and comics. I know that some are put into movies too. He has a pen name for both so no one would know that a kid, that's still in high school, is writing bestsellers. In fact, his identity is so well hidden that only I know that he does. Everyone knows that he's a great writer and everything, but none have never asked why he hasn't made money off of it. Guess they think that he thinks that he's not good enough to be a novelist. I finished the story at 5:30. WAIT A MINUTE, 5:30! TK WILL BE HERE IN 26 MINUTES! I wished I got some sleep. Well better get ready. Hope Mizu isn't up.
I took a shower, put new clothes on and combed my hair. I looked outside the door to see if Mizu was up, good thing that her room was close. I tipped toed over to her door and opened it very quietly. She was sleeping as far as I could tell. I closed it as quietly as I opened it. I walked to the front door. I looked at my watch to see how much time I have to sit back and relax. Before I look at it, I remembered about TK's story. I walked back to my room, grabbed the folder, and walked back. I looked through the peek hole to see if TK was here and he was just walking to the door. I opened the door and stepped outside.
"Is she up!"
"No, well I don't think so."
"Just incase. Anyway, here's your story." I handed it to him.
"Thanks. Are we going to go in?"
We walked back inside and waited for the other TK to come. At 6:00, the phone rang. I picked it up.
"Matt, we need your help. Do you know where TK went?" It was Tai and he sounded like he was worried about something.
"Yeah, what's the problem?"
"The Digital World has a new enemy and we all need to get there, now!"
"What about Mizu? I don't think I can leave her with that guy out for her."
"Then bring her too. We're meeting at the park."
"We'll be there."
"He's here with me. We'll be there."
"Good, see ya there."
Then he hanged up the phone. I sat down the phone and looked at TK.
"Did he come?"
"I saw no one that came close to this house. Who called?"
"Tai, he said that the Digital World needs us again."
"How would you explain this to Mizu?"
"I'll just say that you came back. Now I have to wake Mizu so we can go to the park."
"Why do you have to wake Mizu?"
"I can't leave her here with Senso out there."
"Fine, I'll yell if there's someone at the door that looks like me."
I walked to her room and knocked. The door opened and she looked tried. "What is it?"
"We have to go. Something has come up."
"Oh, ok hold on. Let me get ready."
She closed the door and within seconds was out. We walked to the front door and she noticed that TK was looking out the peek hole.
"Hi, I don't think we meet."
He turned around and said, "Hi, I'm TK. Matt's little brother. He called me yesterday saying that I must come to meet this beautiful girl that he found. So I got on the first plane and here I am."
"Oh, Matt told me that you're a great writer. Are you thinking about being a novelist?"
"Yep. Now let's get going."
We walked to my car and I drove to the park, it was silent the whole way. I parked the car and we walked to the center, thinking that that's where they would be and we were right.
"Good, now that's everyone's here we can get going." Tai said.
"Hey, who are you?" Cody asked looking at Mizu.
"My name is Mizu. I'm a friend of Matt."
"Why are you here?" Yolie asked.
"Well, my parents want me to do something that I don't want to do, and they sent they're guard after me. He knows that I'm here because he saw me yesterday. It was a good thing that Matt was with me. He helped me lose him so he doesn't know where I staying at."
"How are we going to get to the Digital World?" Joe asked Tai before Mimi said anything.
"Izzy's got his computer."
Izzy opened the laptop and put up the Digital Gate that leads us to the Digital World. Ken took out his D-3 and held it to the computer then he yelled, "Digiport open!"
Then the light that was red was now green. This big light shot out and grabbed everyone. When we opened our eyes, we saw the Digital World (that was the worse thing we could have done. Sorry). We walked around for a while looking for the danger that we were sent here to defeat. Mizu was been surprising quiet, helping us look around. Then our Digimon came into view.
"Tai, we think we found where the evil is." Agumon said as they were coming up (Yep, you sure did. Now if only you didn't bring us there. Sorry).
"Great, can you bring us there?" Tai asked.
"Sure," (Nnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooo. Sorry) "but who's this?" Agumon pointed at Mizu.
"My name is Mizu. I'm here with Matt." (And for something else. Sorry)
"Oh, I heard that there are four of them. Like the Dark Masters." Biyomon said.
"Do you know their names?" Sora asked.
"Nope, the other thing that we know is that they're missing something and they were looking for it but I guess they found it." Tentomon said.
"Do you know what that was?" Izzy asked.
"Something that was going to be use to kill you guys." Gabumon answered.
"I say we get going so we don't waste time standing them. Show us the way guys." Davis announced.
Everyone agreed and followed the Digimon (I really wish we didn't. Sorry). We found ourselves at a mountain.
"What's this called, Gatomon?" Kari asked.
"It's called Mercury Mountain." Gatomon answered.
"How do we get in?" Cody asked looking around (We don't. Sorry).
Then a door opened in front of us.
"Guess that's how." Armadillomon said.
We walked up and went inside. Tai and Sora were leading the way; Mizu and I were near the back. TK was near us too, since he didn't trust Mizu. Then this light came out of nowhere and we were in this bright room. A sweet voice was singing, very happily. We were looking around to find the source of the voice. I noticed that there was a shadow that was falling on us. I looked up and saw a bird like person flying over us, "Guys I think I found where the voice is coming from." It lands on an edge that came out of the wall. I now got a good look at her. She was a half bird, half human.
"I see you like my music."
"What's your name?" Tai asked.
"The name is Sirensmon."
"Are you the one of the evil Digimon?"
"Yes… and you'll meet the others."
Then another door opened a little bit lower than Sirensmon. A man came out that had a dog's head and feet.
"My name is Anubismon."
Then another door opened but this time it was next to Sirensmon. This huge man appeared with a giant staff.
"Titanmon, now Digidestined glad you could make it to your graveyard." His voice was harsh.
"There's supposed to be one more." Davis said.
"It's good that you know that. In fact, the last one of our group is staying next to Matt." Anubismon said.
"What?" I turned to see that Mizu wasn't there. There was another edge that was behind me. This girl was standing there with some of her dark blue hair in front of her, she was wearing one of those outfits that people in the old, Western times wore and it was blue, lighter than her hair.
"And you are?" I asked a little bit afraid of what happen to Mizu (God! Sorry).
"I am Styxmon."
"And where did the girl that was with me go?"
"I'm right here, Matt." She opened her eyes and I saw Mizu's and sadness in them.
"So who's Senso?"
"That would be Anubismon."
"That would be us." Titanmon said.
I kept my eyes on Styxmon. All the Digimon Digievolved to their highest form, Agumon to WarGreymon, Gabumon to MetalGarurumon, Biyomon to Garudamon, Tentomon to MegaKabuterimon, Palmon to Lillymon, Gomamon to Zudomon. The ones that can DNA Digievolve did. I didn't see it but I heard it. I'm guessing that everyone was paying more attention to the battle with the others than what I was doing.
"I'm guessing that this is what you didn't want to do?"
"Yes. I didn't want it to be this way."
"Well, it is. That name of yours fits."
"What do you mean?"
"I mean Mizu and Styx."
"I don't know what either one means so can you tell me?"
"Mizu means water and Styx was the name of the river that led to the lower world where Hades was located. Hades is the god of death and he rules Hell. Hell is where the bad people go after they died."
"But you're not bad people."
"That what your name means. What level are you?"
"We're all higher than a Mega."
"What level is that?"
"I want to tell you, but I can't."
"What was the real reason you ran away?"
"I told you, they wanted me to do something and that something was to kill you but I couldn't."
"Why? You seem perfect for the job."
"I'm perfect in killing your friends and your brother but not you."
"Because she loves you, Matt. You took our daughter away for us." Titanmon said.
I turned to see that everyone was in some binding. Then I was too.
"Daddy, please. Can't I talk to him? I'm betting he has lots of question that I could answer."
"One question might be on how to kill us, dear and we can't let you tell him that." Sirensmon said.
"I know what I can and can't tell him."
"Sister, let him go. There are lots of other people you can love that are not a Digidestined." Anubismon said.
"You do know that love has to work both ways to make it strong. How do you know that Matt loves you?" Sirensmon said (they're making it sound like I'm not even in the room with them. Sorry).
"I don't, but what happens if he does love me?"
"He might say he does to get him and his friends out of this then attack, or he means it but his friends attack us. Either way it looks like we're going to be attacked upon." Titanmon debated.
"You're being attacked because they believe that you're planning on doing something bad to the Digital World."
"And you're not going to tell them what that is?" Anubismon asked.
"If I was, I would have. We could live a different life in the Real World, far away from Japan."
"We could but we like living here."
"I have a question. If you all are family, how can that be if Digimon come from eggs?" TK asked (even in a dying situation, he still finds time to ask fundamental questions. Sorry).
"That's simple, we created Styxmon and Anubismon's Digiegg so that's why they are brother and sister. We're their parents because we raise them." Titanmon answered.
"Did you know what they were going to be before they hatched?"
"Yes, with their Digiegg we could name them whatever we wanted. Like naming a child." Sirensmon answered.
"Planning on making a story TK?" Styxmon asked.
"It's an interesting topic."
"Who was at my house last night?" I just remembered about the guy that looked like TK but wasn't.
"That was me." Anubismon answered.
"How did you know what Kibo and I were talking about the day before?"
"That's part of my powers."
"Matt, I knew it was TK. I know what everyone looks like."
"That's good, at least we don't have to do introductions."
I heard Sirensmon singing again and fell asleep.
When I awoke, I found myself in an almost dark room. What happen, where's everyone else? I got up and looked around. I noticed that the light didn't reach some parts of the room.
That's Styxmon's voice. "What?"
Then she appeared in the light. I couldn't find where the light was coming from. "How do you feel?"
"Let me think about that for a second. Hmm, we walked into a trap, I'm locked in a room that might not have a way of getting out, I don't know where my friends are, and I don't know if your family is doing something to them or not."
"Sorry about all this." She looked really sad.
"When did you start loving me?" I lightened my tone a bit.
"Ever since I saw you, when they were training us."
"When you first came to the Digital World."
"That's how long you were training? If you are a level higher than Mega then why didn't you guys attack us then instead of attacking after two battles for the Earth and the Digital World?"
"We had to increase our powers. We're different from other Digimon."
"I guess your names should have been the first clue. So why am I here?"
"I can't say."
"How where you guys created?"
"And I thought you would have known how human babies come."
"That's the way. Then why did they say Digiegg?"
"So then you guys would think that we were actually Digimon."
"Are you sure that you can tell me that?"
"I know what I can and can't tell you. It's ok if I tell you this."
"How long were you watching me?"
"We were supposed to watch you guys every time you went back to the Digital World. That was first time; Tai came back after the battle with Etemon; after the battle with Myotismon; the battle with Diaboromon; and every time the new kids went in. That's a lot of times, but I watch you through everything you experience."
"Then you know that I love my brother and would do anything for him. So why can you kill him but not me?"
"I know that. I could kill him and your friends but I don't want to that either. Watching you allowed me to see what having friends really meant. I never had that. I always had my family with me but never friends. I noticed how the girls act and they always went with someone because they like to be in groups. I wanted that but never got it. Anubismon was fine because he was more into the plan than I was."
"So what you're saying is that you were trained to kill everyone but you never went through the training that was meant for me, and since you watched me through everything and saw that I had friends, you wanted them too. Why did you come to the Real World when I saw you?"
"If you were wondering that I came there as part of this plan, no."
"Then why are you so important to them?"
"I would like to tell you but I can't."
"Were you using any of your powers on me?"
"Why were you beaten up?"
"It was apart of the training for you but I didn't go through it so I got badly hurt. Anubismon was the only one watching me so I got out and went to your world. I've been there many times before but I never ran into you. I did run into TK many times. I thought that he would recognize me when he saw me." So that's why TK doesn't like her. He met her before. Wonder what he saw? I'll ask him later, if there is a later.
"Since I'm running out of questions, do you have any for me?"
"Why did you and Ken go back your crests?"
"What do you mean by that?"
"Why did you go back your crest after that cave and why did everyone helped Ken get his crest?"
"Gabumon helped me get mine back and no one ever thought that Ken was a Digidestined or at least one with a crest. Some of them thought, well more like Cody and Yolie, that Ken wasn't one of them. Why do you asked?"
"If you guys kept the darkness inside you, both of you wouldn't have to be on the death list. They were planning on using you two with the plan but since you got your crest and the same with Ken, you have to die."
"So you're saying that for me and Ken to get on the living list, we have to go back to the way we were?"
"What does that mean for everyone else?"
"There were always on the other list."
"You said that you wanted friends. Who were you planning on being friends with?"
"I don't know. It was you and Ken but now I guess it's you."
"And since the others are my friends I can't let them die. Plus I love the way my life is now the same goes for Ken. We're happier that way."
"That means that you won't go back to the way you were?"
"Yep. If you truly love me then you would let me do whatever makes me happy. Want makes you happy?"
"Loving you and being closed to you. Mom says that love isn't true love if it doesn't work both ways but it can still be love if one loves the other."
"I bet you were pretty mad at Sora when we were dating?"
"And what about Jun?"
"Well, she was ok since she didn't ask you and by the way, you were acting it wouldn't have matter if she did or not."
"Did you do anything during the adventures?"
"Giving you guys the phones, of course that was a waste; giving the train thing and making sure that you got the food you needed; making sure you guys found each other, of course when I got to TK there was no one left so I watched him to make sure that he didn't get into trouble that Patamon couldn't handle; leading you to your crest; leading Tai to everyone; making sure that Agumon and Palmon were ok when they were in Myotismon Castle; making sure that you got through the gate; giving the arrows the power to help Agumon and Gabumon Wrap Digievolve; making sure the arrows didn't kill you; helping you guys get back to the Digital World; helped Angemon Digievolve by giving TK hope through you and your voice; got you back to the Real World, but the gate thing wasn't mine, it was mom and dad's idea; making sure that the new kids got their Digiegg; letting Tai to go back to the Digital World to help Agumon; creating the D-3s; allowing the Digimon to go to the Real World; giving Ken the idea of the Dark Spiral; making sure that when the Destiny Stones got destroy nothing too serious happen to the Digital World; making it easier for you guys to get the other Digimon into the Digital World; giving you a bit a power when you were defeating MaloMyotismon. That's it."
"With all your helping, did your parents think that it was you?"
"No, they thought that it was Gennai."
"Then why do you want to kill everyone if you helped them?"
"Yea, so far the only thing that I got from your list that was remotely bad was giving Ken the Dark Spiral."
"Well I could have helped more."
"But you helped enough so that we learned. Thank you for helping so much."
"You're not mad at me?"
"I was never mad at you, just at your brother and parents."
"What would happen if we let you guys go but still plan to do what we wanted to do with the Digital World?"
"What do you think? I don't know your plan and I know that you won't tell me."
"I don't know."
"Then I don't know either."
"Do you love me?"
"The way that my mom said it has to be?"
She smiled and the room disappeared. We were standing at the same spots when the battle first started. I turned around and saw everyone was lying on the ground. I looked up and saw that Titanmon (Slash Styxmon's dad. Sorry) was holding MetalGarurumon by the neck.
"Titanmon put him down!"
"So you're done. What was it that my daughter wanted to speak to you alone?"
"I wanted to know if he loves me the way mom says and he does. Can you let them go?"
"What! A human can't fall in love with a Digimon." Sirensmon said in surprise.
"He must have figured if he said that then he and his friends would be let go." Anubismon figured.
"I didn't even know what was going on here. For all I know you guys already killed them."
"Please tell me that they're still alive." Styxmon begged.
"They are for now. We just made sure that they were sleep until you two got out. Now that seems to be a mistake." Titanmon said. He let go of MetalGarurumon. I thought of running over but didn't know if that's what Titanmon wanted.
"What were you doing to MetalGarurumon?"
"Seeing how that Digimon was able to get you out of the Dark World and back to the light of your crest. So far I found nothing. You tell me how he was able to."
"He was able to because I didn't want to be alone."
"But it was your wish to be alone. I know that the crest has the same power as the holder. If the holder is strong then the crest is strong and the same with the Digimon. I know that you had that power before the divorce and afterwards you lost most of it. You only had enough friendship to allowed Gabumon to go to Mega, not to get you out of the darkness."
"And what about Ken?"
"He lost the same amount but he was thought to have less. Both Digimon helped get you in the light of the crest and out of the darkness. Both wanted to be alone and both got it."
"Then I don't know. I know that I wanted to alone but I don't know how I got out and I don't know how Ken got out of it either."
"But you had something to do with the escape. Ken got out by the purest Friendship and that would be you."
"How do you know it's me? Davis has Friendship too."
"I know but the purest Friendship is the one that holds the crest. Tai is the purest at Courage, Sora Love, Izzy Knowledge, Mimi Purity, Joe Faithfulness, TK Hope, Kari Light, and Ken Kindness. Yolie, Cody, and Davis are nothing when it comes to the purest. That's how you defeated all your enemies. Unless….."
"What are you planning to do to us if we go along with our plan?"
"Before I give an answer for that, I would like to know what the plan is. I don't want to give an answer to a question that I don't fully know."
"Gennai didn't tell you?"
"He barely tells us anything. The only thing he does is give a thing to solve the problem but never teaches us on how do to the problem. You said that our Digimon helped us get out of the darkness but what about Sora? She was in there too."
"She was but that was because she had fear in her heart and it still wanted you. Since you were close it grabbed her to see if it could still get you."
"How would you know this? I was told that that was from the World of Darkness. Unless you are apart of that world, but how, aren't you a Digimon?"
"Yes, I am apart of that world. Both you and Ken were there and both enjoyed it."
"Then how was Ken able to open a gateway there if you're from there?"
"That means that he is what I thought he was. Now all I need to know if you are too."
"Are you the ruler of that world?"
"No, I only live there and the same with Sirensmon. Some Digimon live there but now they're dead since Daemon is there."
"What happen to him anyway?"
"He's now dead. We made sure of that for the plan."
"What is 'the plan'?"
"You don't need to know that." Anubismon answered.
"Anubismon, he might need to know if he's going to join us."
Then everyone started to wake up.
"What happen?" Davis asked.
"Nothing soon far."
Everyone looked at me. MetalGarurumon walked up to me, "Are you ok?"
"Yea, for the moment anyway." I placed my hand on side of his mouth.
Sirensmon flew up to the ceiling. Then a bright light came out from there. I couldn't see what was going on but I heard the Digimon gasping which might have been what Titanmon wanted to find out and now found it.
"What are you doing to Ken and Matt?" Izzy asked.
Then the light was gone. When I opened my eyes I look at Styxmon to see if she still had the expression on her face. Her eyes were wide and looking straight at me. I looked around to see that her family was doing the same.
"I guess you found your answer."
"Yes, but it wasn't the one that I was thinking of. Who knew that you held – that – Legendary Crest!"
"I guess that's a compliment?"
"Greatly." Sirensmon answered.
"Styxmon looks like you picked a good boyfriend and didn't even know it." Anubismon said.
"Great, can you tell me what you're talking about?"
"Matt, you are a holder of one of the Legendary Crest and the strongest one too."
"Ken has one too but it a little bit weaker than mine but still strong, right?"
"Yes, all the Legendary Crests are powerful but yours is the leader of them." Titanmon explained.
Then the whole place started to shake.
"What's going on?" Kari asked.
"Gennai!" Titanmon said with anger.
Titanmon, Sirensmon, and Anubismon went to the walls and were trying to stop it from falling. I looked at Styxmon to see what she was doing and she seemed to be concentrating on something. Is she using her powers? Then she opened her eyes, "Digidestined and Digimon, if you go through there it will take you back to your world and the Digimon outside of this place."
"Let's get going." Tai announced.
We all ran but I noticed that the Digimon Family wasn't coming. I stopped and turned around to see Styxmon with the saddest eyes that I have seen her with.
"Matt what are you doing? You got to it out of here." She was running up to me.
"What about you guys? Aren't you coming with us?"
"No, when you get back, ask Gennai about us and what our plan was. He knows because before I was born, my parents told him to see if he liked it but he didn't and he told them that if they tried to go through with their plan that he'll get the Digidestined to stop them."
"Why don't you guys come with us?"
"I know that Gennai would try something else to keep us from you and Ken. So to protect you, we have to stay."
"What is it about Ken and me that make us so special?"
"The light that my mom put up was able to show us what Legendary Crest you two have. My dad told us about the Legendary Crest that only the special people have them. It's a common legend around the Dark World. There are many legends about the Digi-protectors and he told all of them to us. I don't know what makes you or Ken able to have one but you do and don't let Gennai know this either. If he found out about the crest then he might want to do something with them."
She then kissed me and pushed me in the door that she made. As I was falling, I saw flames coming out of the door. I knew right then and there what her powers were. The power of anything and that's why the mountain was called Mercury. He was a god with many attributes and that place was a part of that World of Dreams. Styxmon was apart of that world too. I bet that Anubismon was from the Digital World. I guess that mountain was apart of their plan too but what was their plan? Guess the only way I'll find that out is through Gennai. I got to remember to tell Ken what I found out. Then I closed my eyes.
When I opened them I found out that I was back in the Real World. TK was over me with worried eyes. I smiled and he smiled.
"You ok bro?"
"Almost, the only thing that I'm not ok with is what happened to Styxmon and her family."
"What was happening while we were asleep?"
"She had me in a room and we were asking each other questions. If you want I can tell you about it later."
I got up and looked around. Everyone was still knocked out and the Digimon weren't here. We waited for everybody to get up before we called Gennai. I told everyone that I wanted to know why we were sent to kill them. Izzy was able to get a hold of him and he appeared on the screen.
"What is it?"
"I was wondering why you sent us to the Digital World to defeat the evil Digimon. What were their plans for the Digital World?"
"Well Matt, their plans were to create a place were all the worlds have a way to get to other worlds."
"What's so bad about that?" Ken asked.
"What would happen if someone got through and was using the other worlds' powers to destroy another or theirs?"
"What if they had a plan for that?"
"Don't think it would hold out that much."
"Did they tell you what worlds they were planning on using?"
"Yes, all the worlds that the Digital World is able to go to and that are a lot of them."
"Oh, ok thanks."
"Bye." Then he disappeared.
"Matt, why were you asking those questions?" Yolie asked.
"Styxmon wanted me to so I would know what their plans were. What do you guys think? Was that plan bad enough that we had to kill them? I sure don't think so."
"I agree with you." Ken said. I had a feeling you would.
"Well, it would have been cool to go to the other worlds. What a story plot!" I take that as an 'I agree with you'.
"I bet I could take great shots too." Kari said.
"I agree with Gennai." Cody announced.
"Same here." Yolie agreed.
"I think so too." Davis said.
"I agree with you, Matt. Who else agrees with Gennai, raise your hand?" Tai asked.
No one did. They were surprised.
"Why don't you guys believe in Gennai?" Cody asked.
"We're entitled to our opinion. It's ok that you think Gennai was right."
I noticed that I was finished with the note that I was planning on giving Ken. I walked up to him.
"Here Ken. Read this when you get home."
"Well, I'm beat. See ya guys around."
"Bye." TK said.
Then I headed home remembering Styxmon and Mizu's face. Two different bodies but the same person, I think I should tell TK to write a story like that and give it to me as a personal.
Well… that's the story. You know what? After writing this… I'm not as mad as I was before. It's great sharing problems with other people. Anyway, I did ask TK about that story and he did make it for me. I also come to the realization that I still love Styxmon but I guess I was mad at the fact that Gennai sent us on a mission that if Styxmon didn't love me, we would have been killed. I wished she left me something so that I would know about those Legendary Crests. I bet TK would love to write stories on that. Well Baibai for now. Hope you like my story.