*sighs* I can't believe it the Epilogue is up and I've finished the entire fic! There will be no more new chapters no more updates….nothing new to this particular fic. I'm sorry but it's over. I guess there's not much more to say except. I don't own Digimon.


Epilogue: Ending of the Team


I stared down the crowded and smell filled food court of the airport, I couldn't believe this day had finally come, I'd been thinking about it since school had started last year.

Our entire group of eighteen was now gathered in the food court of the airport, each finishing up the particular food they had finished at the airport. I don't think any of us wanted to finish our meals, when we did it would all be over, we wouldn't see each other again for a long time, probably not for years.

"Can you believe it?" Andrew said. "College."

He took the words right out of my mouth. We'd gone through four years of peace, and at the same time high school, now we were moving onto the next step in our lives, College, and the worst part of that. Most of us were all going to different schools. Only Jenn and I were going to the same school, Rob and Emily were going to the same school, and so were Dan and Janine. The rest of the group was going alone in different schools. That left six groups of us around Canada, we were going to be separated, and this was the day that I'd been worrying about all this time, the day that the eighteen of us would finally been separated, evil and powerful Digimon had tried to do that and failed, now something as simple as school had succeeded.

"Do you realize it could be years before we're all together again?" Will said.

"We'll still come home for holidays," Janine said. "We'll all be home during Christmas won't we?"

"Actually Dokunemon and I won't," Will said. "My program only covers my trip there today, and back in the summer. So I won't be home for Christmas."

Will was one of the two of us not going to college just yet since he was a year younger than us so he still had a year of high school left. However he was still going somewhere, he had been accepted into a foreign exchange program in Egypt.

"And neither will Andrew, Demidevimon, Blackgatomon and I," Emily said. "We're going to be going on vacation in Florida with our parents, it'll be our first vacation since before I was born, so it's pretty important."

"So it could be at least two years before all of us are together again," Elecmon said.

I sighed. "Unfortunately your right, and I guess I'm going to have to be the one who says this, it could be the last time we're all together again – ever."

Everyone's head sunk, they all knew that could be true, but no one wanted to accept it, we were all going to different parts of the country, and in Will's case, the world, and most likely we would end up staying there to pursue careers, we might never see each other again, our team time as a team had ended.

It was in that moment of silence when we realized all traces of food that were on any of our trays were all gone. Each one of us had delayed this as long as possible; we'd stuffed ourselves eating to try and delay the separation eating every crumb of food that we could, but now it couldn't be delayed any longer we had to go.

"Everyone ready to go?" Jenn asked.

With some hesitation everyone either answered 'yes' or silently nodded, and with a sigh escaping from all eighteen of us we stood up from our seats and began our final walk as a team. It was supposed to be a long walk to the intersection where we would all separate and head to our gates, but it only seemed like seconds.

"So I guess this is it," Rob said.

And unfortunately it was, with several heartfelt goodbyes, and drawn out hugs we were forced to go our separate ways, each of us heading to different gates that would separate us. Jenn, Sean, our Digimon and I were the only ones that still remained at the intersection. I held tightly onto both of her hands and looked deeply into her eyes.

"I really don't want to leave you," I said.

She laughed. "Kris we're only going to be apart for two days."

"I know but that's still too long."

"I know," she said. "You just make sure that you get that stuff packed up."

"You make sure you get that apartment ready."

We laughed then drew each other into a kiss, and reluctantly released each other as she began to walk towards her gate, we didn't break eye contact until she finally disappeared from sight.

"Kris you'll see her again in a few days," Sean said. "Stop acting so lovesick."

"You'll understand when you're older Sean."

"You've been saying that for four years," he said. "I am older, I'm twelve, I have a girlfriend of my own, and I still don't understand."

"Older than twelve," I said.

"I wonder how long he'll be saying that." Tapirmon said.

"So are you going to stand there staring blankly all day or are we going to head home anytime soon?" Elecmon said. "We've got a lot of stuff to pack in the next few days."

"Yeah you're right," I said as we began to walk towards the exit, and the parking lot.

Jenn and I were going to be living together while at college, and most likely afterwards too. So she was going to go ahead of me and get our apartment ready while I got our furniture, and other stuff packed and then drive it out there. It would take about two days to do so, and of course Sean wasn't going anywhere because he was only twelve, and still only in grade seven, he would be the only one of us that still remained here.

Why did time have to drag by now, it seemed like it had taken hours to make the trip, first to the parking lot and the car ride to Sean's house where I dropped him off and then back to mine.

I stepped into my room, which really didn't look like my room anymore, my bed was in pieces and tossed in the corner, I wouldn't be using that anymore, it was too small for both Jenn and I.

"Shall we get to work?" Elecmon asked.

"I guess so," I said. "We've got a lot ahead of us."

I moved to the first box picking it up, but I'd barely lifted it two inches before a flat object fell out. I soon identified it as my old laptop. I smiled, how appropriate for that computer to make an appearance today.

I'd gotten a more advanced one about two years ago, that one was too out of date, but I made sure to keep the old one. After all it was that little computer that had first taken me to the Digital world, and had started this whole thing. It still held the e-mail from Michael that had changed my life.

I placed the box down and then placed the laptop on one of the boxes, and unclipped my Digivice from it's spot on my waist.

"How about it Elecmon," I said holding the Digivice up to the screen. "For old times sake?"

"We're supposed to be working," Elecmon said.

"We can do that later, come on we might not get a chance to do this again, one last trip."

"I was hoping you'd say that," he said jumping onto my shoulder. "Let's go."

I nodded and said. "Digiport open."

As usual Elecmon and I were sucked into the computer, and again as usual spit out into the Digital world. The area that surrounded us was the one I'd selected to go to myself. A vast dry and windy dessert, the place where Ken's base had crash-landed, the area where Elecmon had first Digivolved and the first area of the Digital World that Elecmon and I had ever been in.

I stared at the vast desert, it looked like nothing, but to both Elecmon and I it meant so much, it had a lot of sentimental value to the both of us. I ran my foot in the sand soon finding what I was looking for, a small pieces of tile buried in the sand. I bent down and cleared away the sand covering it. It was like the desert, it didn't look like much, but it meant a lot to both my partner and me.

"Do you know what this is?" I said placing my hand on the tile.

"How could I not," Elecmon said. "This is the tile where you found your crest."

"Yeah," I said removing my crest from under my shirt and held it over the tile. "This is where I got my crest, this place has a lot of firsts for us."

"This is where it all began," Elecmon said. "And I guess, this is where it's all going to end."

I nodded slowly. "You're right. It really is all over; our team has separated, which means we really aren't needed anymore, our time fighting together as a team is over. We all knew it would come, we just never knew that it would be so hard."

"Just like everything else in our lives, we never saw it coming."

I only nodded, as a single tear ran down my cheek. I couldn't believe it; it was all over, our adventures, our battles our team – all over. All over for the better, all of us had survived, and we'd emerged victorious, I must have led them well for everything to turn out so good. Elecmon and I just stood there and stared into the horizon taking in the scenery, it would probably be awhile before we saw the Digital World.

Until finally we decided it was time to go home, I opened the Digiport we were sucked into the TV, and we were brought back into my room.

"I'm going to get to work," Elecmon said throwing a box onto his back. "I'll leave you to bask in your memories for awhile."

He smiled at me one last time and hauled the box out of the room heading for my car. I did just what he said basked in my memories, remembering all that had happened, our battle with Emily and Andrew, our battle with Diaboromon, our battle with Emily, our World Tour, our battle with Emily, and our final battle with Malomyotismon. There were also all the friends I'd met, before all this I was only really close to Jenn and Sean, now I was close to all of my teammates, especially Jenn. The war wasn't a good thing, the suffering definitely wasn't a good thing, but I think it was worth it to get all the good things it had provided. The sense of leadership, my new friends, and best of all my relationship with Jenn, all of which had come from the war, and I if I had to do it all again I would in a heartbeat.

I sighed as I stared at the laptop sitting on the box, emitting an eerie glow from the monitor. Soon that computer would be packed away in a box along with it the fight and all the events that had gone on, though I would pack it away, I would never forget what we'd been through, it was just one of the things that even the most powerful and evil Digimon couldn't destroy.

I sighed leaned down over the box, and closed the laptop.



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