I NEVER owned Digimon. I make zero profit.
*Note*: I'm sorry if this took a little longer than usually but school was in
the way. Every chapter seems to get bigger and bigger. I never thought that my
first story would get so big! I was just going to write a 2 or 3 chapter fic,
but I never saw this coming! I'm on the 9th chapter! Wow! Then after this fic I
have to write Darkeru's story, 'Hope Unleashed: The Darkness Within' (Title may
change), I can't wait for that. Also I got a whole bunch of surprises up my
Please Read and Review. Enjoy!
Hope Unleashed: Fighting for a
A shady looking man dressed in a trench coat and hat stood
at the entrance of the park where he had just seen TK and Kari walk in earlier.
The park was eerily quiet when a sudden explosion was heard followed by screams
and then scattering people. The man pushed forward through the crowd and in his
hand he held a glowing vile of golden light. Normally it would give off a slight
light but now it glimmered so brightly that it was hard to look at. "How
could this be?" thought the man as he held the blazing energy sample. It
emitted a strange warming heat, the owner of this energy must be near. "I
thought that he was gone," he looked down again at the vile of pure golden
light. "I must have been mistaken. Somehow he was able to escape." He
pocketed the increasingly flashing vile. "Darkeru must be close but
where?" His question was answered as he sensed a great power and another
explosion echoed from the middle of the park. The man picked up his pace and
sprinted to the center. He skidded to a halt and slipped behind some trees. He
spied TK and another boy ready for battle. "That must be Darkeru,"
denounced the man, "he must be controlling that spiky haired boy. He's more
resourceful than I thought."
Davis slammed his foot on the ground causing it to crack
underneath him and caused fragments to leap into the air. "Come on show me
what you got!" shouted Davis. He glared at TK with deadly eyes. "TK
must be destroyed" was the only thought that was embedded onto his
consciousness, and he was going to act upon it.
"Don't force me to fight you Davis..." trailed
off TK. He wasn't sure if Davis was actually in control of his own thoughts
anymore. It was more likely that Darkeru was calling the shots. Darkeru was the
source of all this evil, and he must be stopped, but at what cost? "Don't
let Darkeru manipulate you do his bidding. You can't let him accomplish his
twisted dreams through you."
"Who said they were twisted?" Sneered Davis as
he impatiently crossed his arms. "I'm getting what I want out of this too.
I get Kari and I get to kill you!" Laughed Davis.
"Excellent," thought Darkeru who was also making
sure Davis couldn't listen in to his thoughts. He had successfully clouded
Davis' judgment and was making the boy do what he wanted to do. "It's quite
easy when you find someone's weaknesses and exploit them..."
TK could feel the immense dark energy emanating from Davis
that it sickened him. The more the analyzed it power the more it felt similar to
his. "Is Darkeru actual me?" pondered TK as he shifted his footing.
"So it really is Darkeru," thought the man still
keeping himself concealed. "This may prove to be quite interesting. I
wonder how powerful he has become from the last time I encountered him?" He
shifted he position and slipped closer to where the two boys were still sizing
each other up. "All I have to do is get TK's and Kari's energy samples and
another phase of my plan will be completed."
Kari took a quick breath and clasped her head, she felt
like she was going to faint. The powers of darkness were so strong that it made
him feel sick inside. Yolei and Ken stood together and they both had helpless
looks on their faces. They both knew that there was absolutely no way they could
help. Kari leaned on a nearby tree using it to support her weak body. No one was
there to support her. "TK..." thought Kari, "Please don't let
this horrible dream come true..." She wanted to stop the fight, but what
could she do? There wasn't single thing she could do. She could only hope that
all will work out. Davis would be saved, TK would all right, and Darkeru would
be sent back to where ever he came from. Everything would be normal once again.
"You have to win TK."
"Kari we shouldn't stay around any longer," Said
Yolei grabbing Kari's attention.
"You guys go on with out me, I have to stay with TK.
I don't want to say this but I feel something bad will happen. Please don't
stay, you two better leave," Replied Kari turning to the two. Yolei was
just about to debate the idea, but then slowly nodded her head. It looked
like Kari knew something.
"I hope you know what you're doing," Kari nodded
in response and turned away, refocusing her attention on the two boys.
TK slowly took a step back and got into a fighting stance
bringing his fists forward, "You leave me no choice Davis." TK said
with hesitance in his eyes, but it couldn't fully conceal the burning anger that
lurked within them. He took a deep breath trying control his raging anger. He
could feel it rising inside of him, consuming his very thoughts.
"I'm going to enjoy this." responded Davis with
a murderous look. Davis closed his eyes and intensified his dark aura. An
increase of power surged through Davis heightening his strength, he could feel
every cell of his body course with this power. His eyes opened revealing pair of
burning red flames, eyes that were filled with pure evil. The evil infused Davis
lunged at TK with his arm launching forward. The blond haired boy stepped back
and countered by a punch of his own slamming into Davis'. The both of them
matched each other move for move, never landing a blow on each other. They only
circled each other firing punches and kicks only to be block by the other. Davis
still continued with the offensive and punched away at TK, who was able to
counter with his well-timed blocks and attacks.
"I can't see what's going on!" Exclaimed Yolei
glancing off in the distance. She and Ken had backed off and were now outside of
the park, all she could see were rapid flashes of light and thunderous crashes.
"I really hope Kari knows what she's doing,"
"I can't believe that a library could be so
big!" laughed Tai as he lugged a rather heavy backpack filled with books
that Kari needed. He walked down the sidewalk followed by Sora who couldn't help
but let a small laugh escape from her mouth.
"It isn't that big Tai," smiled Sora turning her
gaze to the wild haired teen.
"Well anyway, thanks for coming with me to the
library," said Tai returning with a smile of his own.
Sora knew that he hated libraries and probably wanted
someone to keep him company. Luckily her mother was nice enough to let her take
a break from the shop. She had to admit that she had lots of fun.
"That's weird, what's with all those police cars
blocking the road?" Asked Tai as he peered down the street. Several police
cruisers where fencing off the road and officers were redirecting traffic.
Sora followed his gaze and saw the blockade. "Maybe
they're preparing of a special event later?"
When they arrived back at the flower shop Tai held the
door open for Sora to enter. "After you," offered Tai in a mannered
"Why thank you kind sir," giggled the red head
as she stepped in the flower filled store.
"What?" Asked Tai raising an eyebrow, "I do
this stuff all the time."
"Sure you do," replied Sora full of sarcasm.
Tai stepped in and noticed the all the flowers' marvelous
scents, they all reminded him of Sora. "I guess after you work around
flowers for a long time you start to smell as beautiful as them..."
"What was that?" Asked Sora missing Tai's last sentence.
"Oh... nothing important, you know me, just rambling
about nothing," Tai replied, maybe a little too over convincing.
"Sure whatever you say." Sora looked over Tai's
shoulder and could see him begin to struggle with the rather heavy backpack
"You better put that bag down before you break your back. Are you sure you
need all those books?"
Tai relaxed a little and turned his attention to the heavy
bag. "I don't want to take any chances with my sis," smirked Tai
letting the heavy bag fall with a thump on the counter, "she could be picky
at times and I don't want to make several trips to the library." He then
arched his back in an attempt to ward off the sore feeling that was creeping up.
"I don't know why she doesn't ask TK to get the books," sighed Tai,
"He could just be in and out like that," as he produced a snap with
Of course for Sora she didn't have a clue to what Tai was
talking about. She only gave a weird glance. "What are you talking
"It's a rather long story and I'm still not sure
what's going on," replied Tai with an uneasy voice. Something deep down
told him that there was a much bigger picture out there and that TK's powers
were just the beginning. "I'm not sure if even Izzy knows everything."
Tai could only think of the possibilities that were still in stored.
"Come on, share it with me," asked Sora breaking
Tai from his thoughts.
"I think the best person to ask is TK himself,"
returned Tai then seeing the disappointed look spread across Sora's face.
"Speaking of TK, isn't that him?" questioned
Sora with a confused voice pointing at a little TV in the corner of the store.
Tai glanced the TV that Sora was directing his attention to.
"What?!" shouted Tai with confusion as he ran up
to the TV to take a closer look. There he saw TK and Davis in a heated battle
throwing punches and kicks directed at each other. He stared on in complete
shock along with Sora who had followed him. TK and Davis were fighting with such
intensity that he could almost hear what was like thunder every time their
attacks hit. Tai cringed as he saw how easily TK reduced a lone tree into
nothing but charred fragments after firing some sort of blast. Davis who evaded
the attack rammed his shoulder into TK's midsection making the blond haired boy
double over in pain.
"What's going on?" Gasped Sora as she saw both
TK and Davis fighting in their transformed states.
"I'm not sure," replied Tai with a worried
voice. He then reached for the remote and turned up the volume.
"This is channel 6 news. If you're just joining us
we're recording live behind one of many police roadblocks. They have ceased all
traffic flowing to central park because of a very strange phenomenon. Witnesses
who fled the scene all mentioned of a boy surrounded in a golden light, and
another with darkness. Apparently it appears these two boys are fighting over
some girl named Kari." The camera focuses onto Kari who has a fear stricken
face. "We advise no one ventures past the police roadblock, because it is
still unknown how dangerous the situation might get.
Tai face paled as he saw his little sister standing in
what looked like a war zone. She just stood there almost oblivious to the
explosions that went of in front of her. It was like she was only staring at TK.
"Get out of there Kari!" Demanded Tai. Of course he knew that his
sister couldn't hear him so he had to get to her. He then turn on his heels and
bolted to the door.
"You're putting up quite a challenge," smirked
Davis who had briefly paused with his attacks. "I never met a good match in
a long time."
"This fighting is pointless Davis," breathed TK
using this pause to regain his strength. "Fighting isn't the way to get the
things you want."
"Oh but it is, when I'm this powerful I can get what
I want," Davis smiled evilly, "When I'm done with you, Kari is mine
and then the world will follow."
"I know it's not you doing the talking but it's
Darkeru. I'm going to have to stop you, for your sake, Kari's and the entire
world!" TK slightly bent his knees and move his feet apart. He then crossed
his arms in front of his face. His aura grew to an even more solid gold color.
TK could feel his abilities increasing ten fold. He stretched his hands outward
and burning flames encircled them. In one quick motion he pulled his fist back and
jump at Davis. TK let the attack fly forward at Davis, who easily sidestepped the attack. TK
followed with his right and this time Davis grabbed it in a split second
holding the flaming attack inches face.
"What's the matter?" Laughed Davis pushing TK
away. Davis seemed to power up even more tapping into more of Darkeru's dark
powers. He leaned forward and pushed off the ground tearing it up with his
speed. TK duck to the side dodging Davis' initial attack, he then brought his
arm up and blocked another. TK then sidestepped and swung at Davis' head, who
easily blocked it while forcing TK back. Davis then followed up striking TK in
the chest and accompanied with a strong blow to the stomach causing TK to reel
back. Davis laughed as he heard TK gasp in pain. TK stumbled onto one knee
grasping his stomach. Davis laughter mocked TK making him flow with anger. Davis
didn't see the raging fire that slowly flickered inside of TK's eyes. With
lightning speed TK to jump to his feet letting loose a furious kick which
connect sharply with Davis' head.
The blow was so quick and powerful that Davis was struck
into a dizzying spin. Davis flipped backwards and regained his footing sliding
several feet back. He then drove his shoes into the ground and pushed forward with
fist already extended striking TK across the face knocking him on his back. TK
dug his hands into the ground and pulled himself back up. He brought a hand
to his burning cheek and kept a slight distance from Davis. TK tried to push out any
feeling of pain that he felt, for he had to fight without any distractions.
"Kari... you shouldn't be here..." thought TK as he looked at her
direction. "Get out of here Kari it's not safe!" shouted TK. Kari
looked at TK with fearful eyes, she was scared for his safely. "You're
distracting me. I know you mean good, and you don't want me to get hurt, but
I don't want you to get hurt!"
Hesitantly Kari nodded "Please be all right TK,"
she said. With one last glance Kari ran to where Ken and Yolei were watching.
Even though Kari didn't want to leave she knew it would be
for the better. Suddenly she slammed into something hard, almost like a wall.
Kari sat up and rubbed her forehead. Slowly getting up and shaking her head she
put her hands in front of her and felt an invisible barrier. Kari gave a fearful
gasp, they were trapped. She could just make out an outline enclosing the whole
area. "We're closed in!" yelled Kari catching TK's attention.
"What's the meaning of this Darkeru?" Demand TK
turning to Davis who had an evil smile.
"I'm just making sure that neither of you can escape
and no one can interfere with this little death match."
"What about Kari? She'll get hurt!"
"It will make things a little interesting,"
replied Davis, "Call it a little initiative for you to fight."
TK let out a growl, Davis wasn't even caring for Kari's
safety anymore! "You want a fight? I'll give you one!" Catching Davis
off guard TK drove his foot onto Davis mid-section, and then followed with a
blinding wave of punches. TK pulled his fist back and give a hard right with all
the force he could deliver and stuck Davis off his feet. TK cupped his hands and
coiled them backwards as a yellow light seemed to funnel into his hand. A
pulsing orb of energy burned to life growing in size as it was fed with more
power. TK shot his hands forward unleashing a golden wave slamming into Davis
who screamed in anger and was sent clear cross the park. A mere seconds later
the wave of energy exploded showering the park with golden light, swallowing
"This is stupid," thought TK, "fighting in
this enclosed area is too dangerous, Kari will get hurt." TK knew that
Davis couldn't be beat this easily and would be back and ready for more. He
turned to Kari "I want you to stay as far away as you can Kari,"
instructed TK. He stared onto those auburn eyes that he loved. He then placed
his hand softly on her cheek, "I have to fight and I can't be distracted by
the thought of you getting hurt."
"Hands off!" Before TK could turn his attention
to the voice a powerful blow struck him clean off his feet.
"TK!" shouted Kari as she instinctively ran to
"No Kari you can't help me," Snapped TK,
"you'll only get in the way!" He the pushed her aside and got to his
feet. He brought up his arms and crossed them in front of his face blocking
Davis' forceful punch. The strength of the attack of so powerful that it caused
TK to stumble backwards. Davis jumped at his opponent with a flying kick trying to catch
TK while he was still off balance.
TK quickly found his footing and flipped backwards causing
Davis' kick nothing but the ground. Taking this opportunity TK shot towards
Davis with a kick of his own striking Davis in the ribs, and then swiftly kicked
Davis across the face sending the boy crashing backwards.
"Quite impressive," growled Davis pushing off
the ground and putting a hand under his jaw. "I shouldn't underestimate
you." He then shot forward and unleashed a furious spinning kick only to be
caught by TK's quick reaction.
"That's why you're going to lose Davis!" Growled
TK tightening his grip on Davis' leg and wrenched it forward bringing Davis'
stomach into TK's waiting elbow. Davis hissed in pain and hunched over then
receiving a rising uppercut sending him tumbling backwards through several
trees. TK brought both his hands over his head, and started to focus greater
A golden energy seemed to follow into his out reached
hands and it was slowly growing bigger sparking with energy. Kari brought her
arm up and shielded her eyes from the bright mass of light. "Must TK
destroy Davis along with Darkeru, or could there be another way?"
"Take this!" Shouted TK hurling the mass of
energy towards Davis. The spiky haired boy pulled his hand back and swung out
with a quick backhand deflecting the energy upwards causing it to explode
harmlessly above them. Kari's eyes widened in disbelief at what she just saw.
Davis with little effort deflected the attack. TK growled at his failed attempt
and cupped both hands to his side and quickly fired them forward unleashing yet
another wave directed at Davis.
Davis saw the attack and laughed to himself, "This is
too easy!" Pushing off the ground he ascended over the beam as it passed
under him. He quickly jetted forward body checking TK into the barrier. The
blond boy slid
down and fell face first to the ground. Coughing from the impact he raised his
head only to see Davis fire a dark blast of energy directed at him.
Patamon laid snuggly beside Gatomon. He felt pretty stupid
about fainting right when Gatomon kissed him, but he was sure that she
understood. He felt so happy that words could never describe what he felt. It
was still like a dream. He turned around and faced Gatomon and stared into her
shiny cat eyes. "I love you," said Patamon as he wrapped his pair of
wings around Gatomon in a type of hug. He never wanted this to end.
"I love you too," purred Gatomon nestling
closer. She could do this forever. When all of a sudden she heard a snapping of
a twig in the distance. "Someone is coming," alerted Gatomon perking
her head upwards.
"Where?" Question Patamon looking around the
"Hey guys!" Said DemiVeemon jumping out of the
The two turned around to greet DemiVeemon running up to
them. "Hello," replied the couple at once, who had already broke their
"Um, what were you two doing?" Questioned the
blue digimon eyeing the two suspiciously.
"Just having a relaxing moment," Gatomon stated
a little irritated.
"Did I come here at a wrong time?" Ask
DemiVeemon who had noticed Gatomon's harsh tone.
"Well in a matter of fact..." started Patamon
but then was cut off.
"We were just about to go look for TK and Kari,"
replied Gatomon standing up from her seat on the soft grass. She started to feel
uneasy on what to stay to DemiVeemon, she didn't want to hurt the little
digimon's feelings. She let out a little sigh. "You might as well join
us," motioned Gatomon.
"You sure you don't mind?" Smiled the
"No course not, it'll be fun," Gatomon smiled
her best. "You coming?" She asked noticing Patamon was lagging behind.
What she saw next frightened her, the orange winged digimon was trembling and
fear was written in his eyes. "What's wrong?" cried Gatomon as she
bounded to Patamon seeing him fall over.
"Is he alright?" Asked DemiVeemon with concern
running up as well.
"I don't know," replied Gatomon putting a paw
over Patamon and giving a gentle shake. To her relief his eyes slowly opened.
"There's so much dark power," said Patamon
slowly standing up with help from Gatomon. "It feels like TK is making this
evil energy, but yet I can feel two powers one good and one evil."
"What are you talking about?" Questioned
DemiVeemon, "there can't be too TKs right?"
"I don't know," said the Patamon filled with
confusion, "There are two of them and they both feel like TK."
Suddenly the ground shook violently and a massive explosion ripped through the
"I think what ever caused that will give us our
answers," Added Gatomon, looking at the direction of were the blast came
from. She then turned to Patamon. "For some reason I can feel a strange
power almost like it was coming from Kari, it's weak but it's there."
"We better hurry then," said DemiVeemon running
up ahead, "who knows what else will happen?"
"Authorities are blocking off roads and making sure
bystanders are vacated for the immediate vicinity. Also no immediate steps are
being taken to intervene since a plan of action is still being formulated. All
we can hope is that these two fighters keep their battle within this area to
reduce property damage and casualties.
"Where do you think you're going Tai?" Demanded
Sora as she grabbed hold of Tai's arm. "You don't think your going to try
and stop those two are you?" Tai still didn't calm down and was still
fighting in her grip.
"Let go of me Sora. I have to make sure Kari is
safe!" Stated Tai rather frantically. He pushed the girl from his arms and
continued to run down the street. He had to do something. "Those guys
better not hurt Kari..." Tai said to himself. "TK and Davis what are
you guys doing?"
"Look at me Tai," said Sora with concern yanking
Tai around to face her, "I don't want you to be barging in like that who
knows what's going happening." Tai stared into her eyes and saw that she
was scared, who wouldn't be. "It's not safe."
"I know it's not safe, but that's not going to stop me. I have to make sure that my sister is going to be alright, and it's much better if I'm with her." Again he run off.
"Fine, I'm coming with you," Shouted Sora, which
caused Tai to skid to a halt.
"No you are not. I don't want you to get hurt out
there too." Said Tai with eyes full of concern.
Sora smiled weakly, "It's the same with me, I don't
want to see you get hurt either." Tai frowned and let out a sigh.
"Fine, we're quite far from the park, we better
hurry." Sora nodded and ran along side Tai in the direction of the park.
The dark energy barreled towards TK with break neck speed.
Planting both his feet on the ground TK forced himself up jumping over the
burning energy blast. The dark mass slammed into the barrier and exploded with a
deafening explosion. Davis leapt into the air to intercept TK. TK spun around and
dodged Davis' punch, and returned with his own to be blocked. They darted at
each other letting loose punches, then pushing away only to jump back in for
more. They were moving so fast that it looked like they were only gold and
black lines crashing into each other. Finally TK struck Davis with his swift knee and
followed with both his fists hammering Davis to the ground. When the spiky
haired boy impacted
with the earth TK shot his hands forward unleashing a brilliant beam of energy
cutting through the air. All that was beneath him vanished in a golden explosion
of light. He could see Kari was pressed up against the barrier shielding her
eyes. Slowly lowering himself TK back on the ground. His breathing was getting
quite heavy, and his sore body was getting to him. He could still sense
Darkeru's dark energy. The fight was still far from over. What more could get
"TK!" piped up a small voice. TK turned around
and saw Patamon, Gatomon, and DemiVeemon, leaning up against the invisible
barrier looking inside. "What's going on? I sensed that you were using a
great amount of energy, and when I got here, I see you blowing stuff up!"
"It's not safe here guys, Davis is possessed by an
evil force. Were right now in the middle of a battle," said TK waving the
digimon to run.
"TK is right Patamon," said Kari running up,
"you have to get away from here, Davis is dangerous."
"TK!" shouted Davis who erupted from underneath the rubble. He brought his palms together in front of him. Slowly parting them he created a spherical mass of burning dark energy. Pushing his hands forward he launched the burning mass, laughing hysterically. The gigantic sphere raced towards the group ready to swallow them whole.
"Darkeru you heartless monster!" shouted TK.
Aiming his hands TK fired off a wave of light directed at the massive dark
energy. The golden light slammed into the dark mass pushing against it. TK
gritted his teeth at the amount of exertion it required to cancel out Davis'
attack. Finally the golden light swallowed up the dark mass and it exploded
pushing TK back against the barrier. He quickly stretched out his hands and caught Kari
before she slammed into him. "Darkeru has gone way too far. He's involving
other people into this fight other than me. He could have almost killed you
all." TK clenched his fist in pure anger, "He's going to pay!"
Looking around desperately he saw no sight of Davis. "Where are you
Kari turn to Gatomon, "you have to get out of here
now. Darkeru is going to use you against TK as a distraction."
"But Kari you're stuck in there I have to find a way
to protect you!" Said Gatomon striking the barrier at an attempt to break
"You can't help me Gatomon. You have to get out of
here now. Same goes for you guys." The three digimon faces sunk at their
inability to help their partners.
"Please be alright," Said Gatomon as they all
turned and headed for safer ground.
"Where do you think you're going?" laughed
Darkeru. Appearing far above TK and Kari. Davis had in his hands a dark fire.
"I'm going to make things even more interesting." He brought his hand
downwards. TK's eyes widened in shock. The attack this time wasn't directed at
him, but at their digimon outside of the barrier. The attack passed thought the
invisible barrier and raced towards their digimon.
"No! Patamon!" shouted TK slamming against the
barrier. He madly pounded away at it, but it never once gave in. It all
happened in less then a second. DemiVeemon, Patamon, and Gatomon, disappeared
underneath the black energy and when it faded they were gone.
"Gatomon! No!" Shouted Kari, she pounding
her hands against the barrier until they stung. She slowly slid to her knees and
stared blankly at the charred spot where their digimon once stood. She hugged
her arms as tears came to her eyes. Even though digimon were reborn it still
didn't make the pain go away. "How could you Davis?" Screamed Kari.
"You killed them!"
"Stop your whining Kari," smirked Davis,
"who needs digimon when we possess this great power!" He then turned
to TK, "Those pathetic creatures never die anyway, and that's why they're
TK stood there trembling with anger. His eyes narrowed and
focused at Davis. This was the second time he saw Patamon die, and again it felt
like was all his fault. Even thought Patamon would be reconfigured and be sent
to primary village. He wouldn't never forever give anyone who killed Patamon...
not even Davis. TK continued to stand there motionless, weighed down by his
Darkeru could sense TK was about to explode at any moment.
A smile began to spread across his face. "Good now the fun really
begins," thought Darkeru. "Come on TK, show me you anger! Don't hold
it back use it do destroy me! That's what you want right?" Davis descended
several feet away for TK. Just a little more pushing and TK would be raging mad
and controlled by his anger. Davis let out a taunting laugh.
Kari, was feeling an anger of her own. It was rising
inside of her, it felt like nothing she felt before. She was mad at how helpless
she was. She couldn't help anyone. "I couldn't help Gatomon, and the
others. I can't help TK, I can only watch everyone I care about get hurt. Why
can't I do anything? Why must everyone suffer?" Kari tightened her fist, as
the strange feeling continued to flow within her. "Why am I so
"Fight me with you're anger TK! I want to see you
angry!" Davis then turn to Kari, "Don't make me involve Kari."
TK's eyes widened all his attempts to hold back his anger failed and it rush
forward with a mighty force. There was no holding back now, TK was going all
out. Throwing his head back TK shouted at the top of his lungs. "You want
anger! I'll show you anger!" Roared TK he brought his fists up and his aura
exploded with flames. Yelling out TK lifted his hands up to the sky and a
shockwave of energy erupted from his body throwing up debris. TK stood
there with his aura burning with anger and his golden hair pulsed with new
power. Shouting out TK ran to the half ready Davis and drove his fist into
Davis' stomach. He then delivered volley after volleys of punches. TK was a lose
cannon, attacking at any spot that was unguarded. He pressed onward striking
Davis without mercy who was barely able to keep up with TK.
Jumping backwards, Davis could feel TK's new power. Davis
blocked one of TK's punches and then ducked under a kick. "Now this is
getting better!" thought Darkeru finally encountering a fair match,
"We can't waste our time, when were done toying with him, we kill
"Right," replied Davis who caught the last
phrase. He then blocked a swift elbow aimed at his chest, but then felt a sharp
pain as a lightning fast kick struck him at the side.
TK ducked down and clutched his hands together swinging in
an upward motion knocking Davis high onto the air. Davis gritted his teeth as
TK's attacks were getting more damaging. He stopped in mid air and turned around
only to feel TK's fist connect with his face. Davis stumbled back and was
getting annoyed. He tasted something bitter in his mouth, it was too familiar,
blood. Davis slightly turned his head to the side and spat out the metallic
taste. Letting out a low growl Davis swung at TK's head only for his fist to be
caught in mid-flight. TK twisted Davis' arm in the most awkward position cause
the boy to bend in pain. "Now you'll pay Davis!" TK brought up his
other arm and elbowed Davis back to the ground.
Kari saw Davis' body crash to the ground then rebounding
from the impact. TK was winning but, it looked more like he was just toying with
Davis drawing out this battle as long as possible. She watched TK dart downwards
at Davis slammed his knee on top of Davis' chest driving all the air out of the
boy. TK grabbed Davis by the neck with his blazing fist held high ready to
strike. "I'm never going to let you walk out of this alive Davis!" She
couldn't watch it. Darkeru is the one who deserves to get killed not Davis, he
was their friend.
"Not TK don't!" Shouted Kari as she ran up to TK.
"There has to be a different way!" She looked at Davis' battered body,
and imagined how much pain he must have gone through. "You can't kill
Davis!" Pleaded Kari, "Darkeru's making him do this, you can't kill
Davis too, there has to be another way!" Kari looked into TK's icy blue
eyes, all that anger was still inside him. "Don't let the anger tell you
what to do TK!" Said Kari tugging on TK's arm. "We have to help Davis
not kill him!"
TK growled and dropped Davis to the ground who desperately
grasped for air, "You're right..." replied TK turning away, all the
anger that was welled up inside him needed to be unleashed upon someone, it
shouldn't be upon Davis, but only Darkeru deserved punishment. "Don't try
anything funny Darkeru," commanded TK turning back, "I have you beat.
I'm stronger than you."
"Oh really?" Questioned Darkeru, "You're
only stronger because you used your anger and hatred fuel your power." TK
eyed Davis as he stood up.
"So what?" Snapped TK raising his fist ready to
attack once more.
"You're own anger will be your down fall TK."
Davis wiped a stray trail of blood from his mouth, " for you see those who
are aligned with the forces of evil can only use negative emotions to their
advantage!" Davis was engulfed with a solid black aura disappearing beneath
it since light could no longer penetrate it. "Watch now TK, I will
destroy you and everything else with your own anger!"
"No!" Thought TK, feeling all the energy he was
using being drain from his body. What Darkeru said was true. "He was just
tricking me all along I could never have beaten him in the first place! I just
made him even stronger!" TK fell to one knee from the sudden lack of
strength his aura shrank to its original size and his hair stopped pulsing with
Davis reappeared from beneath the blackened aura.
"Too bad TK, but play time is over," Davis smiled evilly. He then shot
his right arm forward and a dark energy jumped out. TK's eyes widened at how
quick the attack was made and leapt to his right. Blinding hot pain shot through
his left arm as the dark beam slammed into it. TK spiraled in the air and
slammed into the ground hard. With his sleeve burn to a crisp TK saw his exposed
arm, bleeding and limp at his side. TK slowly pushed himself up clutching his
Kari was at TK's side terrified by the sudden change of
events. "No, what have I done?" Thought Kari. "I let the only
chance of stopping Darkeru slip past us." Darkeru stood there radiating a
massive amount of dark energy. His aura burned furiously making TK's look
insignificant. She turned and saw TK holding his left arm, it looked like it was
broken. Things weren't looking good. She had to stop this, "Enough! Please
stop!" cried Kari running in between the two boys. "Davis please stop,
only you alone can stop this!"
"Oh I'll stop," replied Davis pausing his
actions. Kari let out a sigh of relief, but then knew something was wrong,
"I'll stop once TK is dead!" He lifted up his right hand upwards and a
flat circular disc materialized into his hand. With an evil laugh Davis threw
the disc forward.
"Get down!" TK quickly pushed Kari to the
ground. He brought his good hand forward and flaming power ignited in his hand.
TK launched ball of energy forward slamming onto the disc at an attempt to
cancel it out. But the dark disc continued to pass through without any
indication of stopping. Davis attack was faster than a blink of an eye and TK
could only at the last moment dodge to the right. He wasn't quick enough though
as he felt the razor sharp disc tear away at his side and ripped right past him.
The pain was excruciating. TK stood there wide-eyed, nearly motionless. His
mouth was open with shock, and finally his right arm covered the deep bleeding
wound. Pain overwhelmed his body and TK fell to his knees. He clutched his side
as blood continued to pour out. He cocked his head upwards and saw Kari's
Kari had swerved around and saw the razor like disc
slicing TK's side. "TK!" Kari pushed herself to her feet and bolted
back to TK.
TK breathed heavily and gripped his bleeding side.
Staggering to his feet with Kari's help he could hear his blood continue to seep
between his fingers and drip to the ground. His left arm was hanging limply
probably too damaged to use. He growled under his breath, how could he have been
so stupid and let his anger control him. Darkeru had used all his negative
energy to empower him. Now what could he do?
"End of the line TK," laughed Davis walking
towards the two. In on last desperate attempt TK clenched his blood covered hand
and ran at Davis.
"You!" Shouted TK swinging wildly at Davis'.
Davis only had to duck under the swing, and grabbed TK's neck in a death grip on
the way up.
"Pathetic," smirked Davis as he kneed TK on his
injured side. Seeing the blond hair boy yell in agony only made Darkeru more
torturing. He tightened his grip around TK's neck cutting out all air causing to
boy the cease his pain filled screams.
TK did what ever he could possibly do to loosen Davis'
grip from his neck, but at every attempt he got weaker and before he knew it he
was barely able to move.
"Davis stop it!" shouted Kari no longer able to
stand aside seeing TK being tortured to death. "You've gone too far! Not
even you would kill TK! Stop listening to Darkeru!" She breathed deeply and
let her tears run down her eyes. "Your dreams are becoming evilly twisted
just like Darkeru's, they'll never come true!" Davis slammed TK to the
ground in a crumbled heap.
"Does this look like a dream to you?" Snapped
Davis grinding his foot into of TK's bad arm. The golden hair boy opened his
mouth in pain, but was so weak he could even produce a sound. In fact he felt
his power slipping away from him, soon enough he wouldn't be able to maintain
his transformed state.
"No! Leave him alone!" Kari ran up and pushed
Davis off TK with all her might. She needed to do something but what? If only
there was a way to stop Darkeru. "This must stop now! If you want this to
continue you have to go through me!" Kari clenched his fist as tears
continued to flow down her face.
TK tried desperately to stand up but with no luck. Sinking
back down, he could only watch as Kari tried to hold Davis back. "I never
thought that it would come to this," thought TK. "I never wanted to
tell Kari about her powers, I didn't want to burden her. It's my fault! Now
all finished." TK looked up and gasped in shock, he didn't
believe what he saw next, Davis brought his hand up and grabbed Kari around the
neck. "Davis! What are you doing?"
Davis held Kari up high and stared into her frightened
eyes, "The child of light," spoke Darkeru, "It's been a while
since I sworn my revenge against you." Kari struggled against Davis' grip,
"You're just like her. She always sided with good, even though she knew
it was the losing side."
"What are you talking about?" Gasped Kari,
"what do you know about me?"
"I know nothing about you in this world, but were I
come from, you're not this weak and pathetic, I don't even know why Davis likes
you." He then tightened his grip around Kari's neck sneering at her. "I
would ask you to join me but if you can't awaken the powers inside yourself, I
have no need for you!" Kari's eyes widened as Davis raised his hand towards
her face and a dark energy began to appear. Kari closed her eyes hearing the
crackling of energy inches from her face.
"Davis, think of what you're allowing to
happen," Kari spoke weakly as her eyes began to slowly close. Even though
it was a soft voice it rang and echoed with in Davis' very soul. The girl that
he cared for was going to be killed by him. Davis' eyes widened as a flow of
emotions flooded his mind. It was like at this very instance his mind wasn't
clouded by Darkeru, he finally realized that he wasn't in control.
Davis released Kari from his grip and the dark energy
faded for his other hand. The chocolate brown haired girl fell to the ground
gasping and coughing for air. "I almost killed her!" cried Davis. He
fell to his knees and clutched his head in agony. Davis had seen the truth.
Darkeru was just using him as a pawn. Everything told to him were false
promises. "What have I done? This is all wrong!" shouted Davis.
"What are you doing?" Shouted Darkeru inside of
Davis' head. "Destroy them both. TK and Kari are just insignificant get rid
of them! Kari is only holding you back!"
"No! I won't! This ends here Darkeru! You can't
control me anymore!" Davis yelled out loud.
"Foolish boy," growled Darkeru, "I gave you
your chances, now I'll just have to take it from here!" Darkeru assumed
full control of Davis' body pushing Davis' soul deep down.
Kari had scrambled back to TK and helped to lift him back
to his feet. "Don't worry TK everything will be alright."
"I'm afraid you're dead wrong," said Darkeru
appearing in front of Kari. "You may have reached to Davis but you can't
sway me. By ridding the both of you nothing can stop me."
"Davis, you can't let Darkeru win!" Shouted Kari
staring into Davis' hardened eyes.
"Davis won't be able to help you now." Darkeru
brought an arm up with dark electricity sparking around it. The sparks seemed to
multiply in number covering the whole arm. Darkeru pulled his arm back and the
electricity flowed and focused in his hand forming a deadly sphere of dark
TK pushed Kari behind him and prepared to an energy attack
of his own. The brilliant aura that once surrounded him struggled to stay
burning as he channel all that was in him to this one final attack.
"It ends here... AHHHHH!" shouted Darkeru the
energy dissipated from his hand and he bent over in pain. "What are you
doing?" Demanded Darkeru staggering backwards.
"I'm not going to let you win Darkeru," yelled
Davis, "No matter what is takes you're going down!" Davis was in a
battle within himself to regain control of his body. The pain was getting
unbearable as he felt like Darkeru was trying to wrench him entirely out of his
own body. Davis continued to fight back with all the strength inside of him
trying to overcome Darkeru.
"Davis!" Shouted Kari as she tried to help Davis
who was clearly in extreme pain. "What have to help him!" cried Kari.
"No! You can't!" Davis yelled still fighting for
control. He looked at TK with pleading eyes, "You have to destroy me along
with Darkeru it's the only way!" Davis dispersed the power from his body
causing it to revert to its normal state, one blast was all that was needed to
end this insanity.
TK looked at the focused energy glowing around his hand.
Slowly nodding his head TK pulled back his fist. "I wish there was another
way," said TK with despair in his voice.
"No TK!" Yelled Kari jumping in front of TK,
"Davis can fight it, we can help him!"
"Idiots!" Snarled Darkeru with pure rage. He
forced Davis in the deepest recesses, and regained control. He quickly summoned
all the dark energy inside of him once again.
"TK now! Before he can power up even more!"
Shouted Davis. TK looked at Kari.
"This is the only way... I'm sorry" Kari looked
at Davis then at TK. She lowered her head and stepped aside, she couldn't stop
crying. "It's over Darkeru!" Shouted TK thrusting his burning fist
forward releasing a wave of the collected energy.
"It can't be!" Yelled Darkeru. He quickly
countered by firing a dark energy blast slamming into TK's. To his surprise TK's
sliced right through the dark beam and continued straight towards Darkeru. Davis
was weakening him. Darkeru brought up his other hand and fired combining the two
Davis watched on as Darkeru used his body to try and stop
the attack intended to kill them. Davis was trying to suppress Darkeru as much
as he could, therefore weakening the evil spirit. The whole process was draining
him and he felt like he was slipping, sooner or later he couldn't stop Darkeru
for using more of his power. Davis could see TK was also losing his energy.
Kari saw TK's legs begin to buckle, he was about to fall
over from exhaustion. She ran up to TK and supported his arm that began to
waver. Darkeru was getting stronger by the minute. She must not let Davis'
attempts to save them go in vane. "Don't give up TK!" She could see
that TK was barely able to maintain this pace. His face was damp with sweat and
was barely able to catch his breath.
Darkeru felt Davis weakened and began to draw more power
to the surface. "No!" thought Davis, "I couldn't help
them..." he struggled to hold on, Darkeru's influence was so strong,
finally Davis lost his very last grip of control and suddenly all was black.
Darkeru felt the dark energy once again flow through his
borrowed body with his strength returning to him. Again he summoned the dark sparking
energy that flowed around his arms and focused it into his beam.
"I get to kill two birds with one stone!"
Laughed Darkeru directing all his energy at TK and Kari.
"It's too much Kari!" breathed TK weakly,
"get away from here. I can't hold Darkeru off." TK could feel that any
second he would give out to exhaustion and then get blown into nothingness.
"It's no use running TK!" Replied Kari giving
more support to TK's arm. "Don't give up!" Kari closed her eyes. This
wasn't happening. She wouldn't allow it. All this time TK and her had gone
through so much, and for what? How she wanted to see her dreams come true. She
wanted to finally have a nice peaceful day with all her friends, and TK, but
every time something would interfere. This was all she wanted, everyone to be
happy, to finally tell TK what she wanted to for so long, and it would never
come. "TK's fighting to protect the good and for what he believes in. Davis
was fighting too, he tried to set things straight when he finally saw the truth.
Do I also have to fight?" Kari eyes snapped open and saw the dark energy
blast a few feet away from them, ready to swallow them whole. "No!"
shouted Kari, maybe she was selfish, but she really wanted her dreams to come
true. If fighting for them was the only way, them fight she must. Something
inside Kari snapped. The desire to fight grew so strong inside of her. She had
to do something, to protect her dreams, to fight for them. Kari screamed at the
top of her lungs unconsciously tearing down all barriers which were holding her
back unleashing a massive power within her. Her soft hair began to flow wildly
from what looked like a mysterious wind. A pink light shined from her chest and
shot out encircling her whole body. It then flowed to her arms then into
her hands burning brightly. The pink light then flowed into TK's beam with gold
and pink light mingling as one. With a newfound strength TK focused the energy
and pushed the shining beam back against Darkeru's attack. The bright light and
the darkness mixed together in the center slowly swelling.
"How could this be?" Growled Darkeru. The two
energy waves were equal in strength, one not giving way to the other. Finally
the allotted amount of power was so great that it unleashed it's self in a
massive explosion knocking the three off their feet. The blast was so strong
that Darkeru was sent in an uncontrollable tumble. The only thing that stopped
him was the solid stone fountain in the middle of the park. Feeling the energy
fleeting for his body, he cursed under his breath as the dark aura faded from
his body. "Stupid weak body," Darkeru blamed, "If only I had my
own back again,"
"I may be able to help you," spoke a strange yet
familiar voice. Darkeru tilted his to see a shady man standing above him.
"Who are you?" Darkeru managed to say before a
blanket of darkness covered him.
TK lost sight of Kari and Darkeru as he was knocked into
the air. A sharp pain struck TK when he slammed into something hard. A cracking
then shattering sound was heard as it resonated through his whole body. Was it
him or the object that gave way? It didn't matter, he closed his eyes and fell
back feeling gravity taking over, finally darkness drowned out all of his pain as
his limp body met the soft grass.
When Kari ears stopped ringing she opened her eyes to see
nothing but dust and smoke. She crawled out from a group of dense bushes and
slowly got to her feet. The bushes were probably the only things that cushioned
her fall. When TK's and Davis' energy blasts collided with each other she
thought the whole city was going to get leveled. Stumbling forward she walked to
where she last saw TK. Bring up her hands she examined them. The pink light that
once flowed through them had vanished, maybe she had dreamt it all up. Panic
slowly crept in when she couldn't find TK. "TK?" Kari called hoping to
hear a reply. Receiving nothing she continued to push through the thick cloud of
dust and smoke blindly searching.
After about five minutes the smoke had faded and the dust
settled. "It looks like the barrier was destroyed," Kari noted,
"That shattering sound must have been it breaking." She then saw what
looked like a figure not too far in the distance with distinct blond hair. Her
heart raced as she ran to TK. The closer she got the more she saw how badly he
was hurt. He had bruises just about everywhere and the grass around him was
stained with blood. The cut that he received from that razor like attack looked
horrid. TK had his hand tightly clasped over the wound while blood flowed
through his fingers. His breathing was labored and shallow, and his eyes were
tightly closed. She slowly bent down not knowing whether to move him incase he
had any more injuries. Slowly she placed her shaking hands on TK cheek and then
pushed his hair away from his face. As if just by her touch TK's eyes slowly
opened. Just seeing the pain in those blue eyes made her want to die.
"Am I dead?" asked TK in a weak voice cringing
in pain. He couldn't tell how badly he was hurt but from the look on Kari's face
it wasn't good.
"Please don't say stuff like that TK!" said Kari
taking holding TK's hand as if trying to convince him that he was alive.
"You're going to be fine."
"Oh, it's just that I thought you we're angel,"
TK smiled weakly as his consciousness was slipping from him. He tried to sit up
but the pain was so intense that he yelled out.
"Don't move TK," pleaded Kari in a terrified
voice. TK was in such pain that she never seen before. She steadied him by
placing a hand on his shoulder not allowing him to move. TK didn't argue and
rested back down. Kari removed her long pink gloves and folded them together
forming a temporary bandage. Kari gently placed it over TK's wound and it slowly
took on a red color as it soaked up the blood. TK swallowed hard, his throat was
so dry, and his vision was getting blurry, but he gave a reassuring smile trying
to calm Kari down.
Kari looked over TK trying to make him as comfortable as
possible until help arrived. She applied more pressure on TK's side trying to
stop the bleeding. "I'm sorry TK," apologized Kari as she might have
pushed too hard causing TK yelp in pain. "I have to keep pressure in it...
you're bleeding very badly." TK slowly propped his head up and finally saw
his blood soaked side. His eyes widened in shock. "You'll be alright,"
replied Kari motioning TK to lie back down.
"It's getting cold Kari... and I'm feeling so
tired," said TK slipping into a less than aware state. His head slow began
to drop to the side.
"No! You can't rest now TK. Just hold on until help
comes!" Kari slapped TK's face causing his eyes to shoot open. "I'm
sorry but you can't sleep no matter how you feel." Kari's mind zoomed why
wasn't any help coming? She looked around and there was no sign of an ambulance
let alone a sound of a siren. She must keep TK awake at all cost. "Look at
me TK," Kari placed her hand under TK's chin and guided TK's gaze upon her.
"I want you to promise me that you won't d... fall asleep. And you promise
me that you'll get all better."
TK nodded his head in response and coughed. The
frightening taste of blood was in his mouth. "Why is this happening?"
Thought TK. It was like evil always had a way of finding either Kari or him, and
wanted them dead, this time it may have succeeded. TK closed his eyes. "I
won't die," TK said to himself. "This whole thing isn't over
yet... I can't die now..." Suddenly he felt a sharp sting across his face.
"TK!" It was Kari, he probably had his eyes
closed for too long.
"I'm... OK," replied TK looking into Kari's tear
filled eyes. "Don't worry about me... I'll be fine." TK gave to best
smile he could give.
"I have to keep him occupied," thought Kari.
"Where's Davis?" Question TK. Kari scanned the
area and there was no sight of him anywhere.
"Do you think it's over?" Asked Kari as she
gazed upon TK.
"I'm not sure Kari," coughed TK. "I don't
want to spoil it, but I have to say it's not over yet."
Kari lifted up one of her hands and examined it once
again, "TK, what happened back there? What was that pink light that came
TK sighed and took Kari's hand into his. He took a deep
breath for it was getting harder to speak. "I didn't want to tell you Kari,
knowing that you hated to get involved with fighting directly. I just wanted the
best for you, so I hid the truth from you." TK turned his head away feeling
like he endangered Kari more than protected her, if she had the power earlier
they wouldn't be in this situation. Now Kari was so sad and afraid, she feared
for his life. "I'm sorry Kari."
"What do you mean TK?" Questioned Kari still a
little unsure of what TK was trying to say. "TK?" she repeated after
not getting an answer. TK's body had grown limp and his eyes were closed. His
grip around her hand loosened and fell to his side. "TK? TK!" shouted
Kari shaking TK with tears down her eyes. "No TK! You're going to be
alright, just hold on!" She leaned over and cradled TK crying into him. She
just sat there crying not knowing what was going on in her surroundings. She
didn't want to leave TK.
"Kari!" Came a familiar voice. Kari lifted her
head from TK to see Tai and Sora running towards her. "I'm so glad that
you're alright." Said Tai catching his breath. He looked over Kari's
shoulder and froze, "oh no..." was all he could say when he caught a
glimpse of TK in his sister arms. Sora let out a gasp and ran past Tai and knelt
beside Kari. She saw TK's pale face and injured body. She brought her two
fingers and placed them against TK's neck to check for a pulse.
"It doesn't look too good," Sora said slowly
looking down at TK. "He has to get some medical attention fast!"
"TK, I know you still can hear me," cried Kari
holding TK face up to hers. "Hold on, help is on the way. Please hold on...
Tai looked away he couldn't see his sister in this state.
He was powerless to help her, nothing he could tell her now would make things
feel better. "Why aren't the paramedics showing up? It must be those police
road blocks slowing them down!" Tai kicked the ground in frustration. He
looked down at the battered boy in his sister's arms, "TK you better live,
I don't want my sister to be sad like this forever... she needs you..."
Finally sirens could be heard in the distance. Kari laid
her head on to TK's chest and hugged him tightly letting her tears soak into his
torn shirt. She could hear his heart beat weaken by every passing moment. Kari
couldn't stop crying, she was losing him. Through her tear filled eyes she could
see Tai wrap his arms around Sora trying to comfort her. They all knew that help
would arrive but would it be too late?
To Be Continued...
*Note*: Talk about massive cliffhanger! I am so sorry, I really am. I'll try
with all my writing ability to bring out the next chapter a fast as I can.