As timelines go, this is in season 1, just after they found
out they needed to find an Eighth Child, and when they're hanging at Gennai's
came out of the fog, apparently disembodied, and the little boy jumped.
"Someone else is here?" he called back. "I thought I was all alone."
here. And I was here first."
"Oh. Where is here, anyway?"
don't know, how did you get here?" All his suspicions were raised.
don't know. See, I was sleeping in my
bed and when I woke up, here I was. I
sure hope I didn't sleepwalk to the park or something. Boy, will I get it," he finished gloomily.
suspicions vanished. If this boy could
get in trouble for something that wasn't his fault—like accidentally making his
way into another world—or something—while he slept, he was a friend. "You
should come closer, so we don't lose each other. I think we really are the only people here."
came closer. The fog was so dense, all
each could see was that the other was about his size. "Do you mean we're all
alone?" he asked anxiously.
not. But we're the only people.
Last time I came here, I only met this cool…thing named Wormmon."
came here before?"
considered that. "Well, my name's Daisuke."
He hesitated a moment, then continued. "I'm glad someone else is here."
place is kinda spooky when you're alone," Daisuke agreed. "How did you get
appeared here. Then I appeared
home. It was really weird."
like." Daisuke squinted a little. "Well, do you think this Wormmon could help
us get home? I mean, if I just
disappear never to be heard from again and never come home, Mama will really kill me."
reluctantly, "He could…but do you really want to go home?"
you? Isn't your mom a good cook?"
is. It's just…" Ken decided to confide
in his new friend. "My brother is dead."
Daisuke didn't know what to say. "Well…I have a sister. She's a pain sometimes and sometimes I
his head violently. "Don't even think it. I did…and look what happened."
thought that over. "But…you didn't kill him."
shrugged. Daisuke couldn't really
understand. But he was still a friend.
"Well, I guess we should go home anyway.
Let's go and try to find Wormmon."
"Okay. Which way do you want to go?"
matters in this fog."
is," Daisuke said cheerfully and turned.
"Is it?" Daisuke
stuck his hands up, fingers apart, and examined them carefully. "You're
right! There's the 'L' for 'left!' Silly me.
Well, let's go."
a little and followed Daisuke into the mist.
didn't bother to wait. He turned to
Izzy right away. "And you're still awake because?"
his gaze evenly. "You suggested slumber for us, yet I found I was strangely
wakeful. I came here to perhaps
continue our discussion about the Eighth Child and digimon, but you were
occupied watching those two strangers.
Is that how you kept watch on us, with that monitor?"
course." Gennai looked amused. "Did you think it was just luck that I would
appear when I did?"
nodded. "Did you notice that one of those children resembled Tai and the other
looked like Joe?"
course. But that's just a coincidence."
they here?" A sudden idea struck him. "Are either of them the Eighth Child?"
shook his head. "Maybe Ninth and Tenth," he muttered, but continued before Izzy
could press the subject. "No. Those two
have nothing to do with you. They are
none of your business. Stay out of
it. It was not a coincidence that I looked in on them when I thought you were
Izzy was a
bit taken aback by his sternness. "Certainly, Gennai. I don't see why that peremptory tone was a necessity."
him. "Don't you?"
the grace to look a little embarrassed. 'I have a particular natural curiosity
about me, perhaps, but you've clearly stated that I am not to look into those
people. Ah, Gennai, 'Wormmon' isn't in
my Analyzer. Might you be able to
stared at him a moment.
'Those two,'" Izzy said with great dignity. "Since this Wormmon is obviously a
digimon, and it is to our advantage to know our enemies, I felt it expedient
not an enemy. Oh, and Tentomon won't
know who he is either, so don't try it."
possible, Izzy looked even more dignified. "I would not go by such an
underhanded method to find out information."
you wouldn't." Gennai thought it over. "You can ask your questions, Izzy. I don't guarantee answers, though, and you
are not to discuss this with anyone else."
nodded. "I told you I would not be underhanded," he said a little smugly.
they here? They must have been led
here; I assume you can't just casually stroll on in."
can't. They're here…" Gennai thought a moment. "They're here because
preparations must be made."
suddenly looked very old. "We call Digidestined because to battle an evil. You Eight—when you find the Eighth—will
fight what you have to fight, and hopefully win. If you do win, your job is done.
And maybe that will be the end of it."
"Exactly. And in the not-too-unlikely event that we
have to call more Children, we have to have made preparations."
thought that over. "How…" He stopped. "What did that prepare?"
formed. It won't be a conscious memory,
but it will be there. Hopefully, it
will all be completely unnecessary. If
it's not, those tenuous bonds must be
don't. But you will. And think it over, when you're looking for
the Eighth Child. If the next set of
Digidestined are supposed to be bonded in some way, isn't this present set
probably bonded, too?"
widened a little. "I hadn't thought of that."
thought you mightn't have. Think it
over. And you can do that while you
two—Ken and Daisuke—they're talking again."
turned his attention back to his monitor.
"This is really kinda spooky," Daisuke was
saying. "Does the sun ever shine?"
nighttime, isn't it?"
"At home it
is…but where's this?" Daisuke pointed out.
you're right." Ken looked around. "Maybe next time we come back, we can explore
we know how to get back, it'll be lots more fun."
not going to be coming back, are they?" Izzy asked.
shook his head. "Not until and unless it's time to be called."
Child…they'll have memories like this?"
unique memories. The others in their
group—" Gennai gestured towards the little boys, "won't have the same
experiences as these two. You all will
have unique memories. But there will be
some sort of common thread. Now."
up expectantly. "Yes?"
this while you sleep. Goodnight."
grinned a little and nodded. "Yes, sir.
I just decided to write up a little piece discussing what
Gennai and Izzy just discussed. The
season 1 Digidestined had a common experience, so I made Ken and Daisuke have
one, too. Would that it were canon. Let me know what you think, please.