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"Digivolution" Normal speech
'Digivolution' Normal thoughts
"Digivolution" Demon, Demonic person speech
'Digivolution' Demon thoughts
AN/. Okay I just want to say to everyone that I know it's been a long time since I last updated, like three months… yeah, really sorry about. Anyway this is the largest chapter I have ever written, coming up to over 20,000 words, so I hope this makes it up to everyone.
Naruto's Going Digital
Ch12 Partnership Revived
It had been one week since the battle with IceDevimon, and Naruto had yet to have been seen, that is of cause until today. Naruto was currently walking down the street of Shinjuku. His look had taken a slight change since his battle with IceDevimon. He still had his red and black sneakers with the metal buckle on them, but he now wore black jeans with a long golden dragon design running up the left leg along with his kunai holster strapped to his right and a brown leather belt with a silver fox buckle around his waist. He still had his digivice and card deck on either side of his belt. He had an open red and black sleeveless jacket (AN/ Think Marcus' jacket from the second half of Digimon Savers only black instead of white.) revealing a sleeveless crimson red shirt and the necklace given to him by Tsunade. He also had on red and black fingerless gloves and a black wristband that ran up from his left glove to his elbow. His hair fell freely from the lack of head band or Hitai-ate. BlackAgumon was currently walking along at his side. Naruto let out a quite growl as he rubbed his left shoulder 'Damn that fox. A small scratch he'll heal it over a day. With enough of his chakra in my system he'll heal a life threatening injury in a matter of seconds. But anything else he'll take his goddamned own sweet time to heal. I swear he just likes seeing me suffer, that bastard.'
Naruto was then brought out of his thoughts as BlackAgumon turned his head to look up at him "Hey bro, Naruto, you okay?"
"Huh? Oh, yeah I'm fine." Naruto then turned his head towards BlackAgumon and narrowed his eyes "And stop calling me bro."
BlackAgumon let out a small chuckle at his while shrugging his shoulders "Yeah, yeah whatever." BlackAgumon looked down the path in front of them again before saying "Where are we going now anyway?"
Naruto simply replied saying "There's something I need to get."
Hearing this BlackAgumon cast a curious glance at Naruto "And what would that be?"
A small smirk slowly appeared on Naruto's face as he closed his eyes "You'll find out soon." BlackAgumon's eye started twitching hearing this, however he didn't say anything further on the matter, and only let out a small sigh.
A few minutes later Naruto stopped dead in his tracks and turned his head in the direction of a store sign "Ah, here we are."
Seeing Naruto come to a stop BlackAgumon looked out over at the sign Naruto was looking at before raising a non-existent eyebrow "A blacksmith? What are we doing at a blacksmith's place?"
Looking down at BlackAgumon a small smirk appeared on Naruto's face "He actually prefers the term 'metal sculptor'."
BlackAgumon slowly turned his head towards Naruto with a somewhat confused look on his face "And how the hell do you know that?"
Shrugging his shoulders the smirk on Naruto's face only seamed to widen "Who do you think I get all my kunai and shuriken from?" With that said Naruto turned around and started to walk into the store while calling over to BlackAgumon "Now come on."
BlackAgumon's right eye seamed to start twitching again at this "Uh, okay… metal sculptor, sure whatever." And with that BlackAgumon let out another small sigh before following Naruto into the store.
Once the two made it inside the store BlackAgumon cast a quick look around the room. The walls were filled with different kinds of weapons and metal plates for just about anything you could think of. Before he had a chance to voice his thoughts however a loud gruff voice called out "What'da ya want? Can't ya see I'm busy? Go away and come back later!"
BlackAgumon looked in the direction of the voice only to see the back of an old man behind the counter. Naruto let out a small chuckle at this while shaking his head 'Same old Ryuho.' He then looked back up at the man behind the counter "Hey, Jiji! I wasn't under the impression that that applied to me!"
Hearing this, the old man, Ryuho, turned around. It was at this point that BlackAgumon got a good look at him. He had silvery grey hair, which seamed to naturally spike up at the back, with a patch of light brow on ether side of his head. His eyes were a sort of torques colour with a few wrinkles under them and a pipe was resting out of the corner of his mouth. He wore a pair of brown pants and a sleeveless dark green shirt that revealed surprisingly well muscular arms for a man his age. Over his shirt he had a white apron and a pair of black gloves on his hands. Upon seeing Naruto Ryuho's eyes seamed to light up and a smirk appeared on his face. He then reached out over the counter and placed his hand on top of Naruto's head before ruffling up his hair "Well, if it ain't me favourite little customer."
Naruto's eye started twitching at this while BlackAgumon was doing his best to hold back his laughter. After a few more second Naruto swatted his had away before shooting him a small glare "How many times do I have to tell you to stop doing that? And I'm not short!"
Ryuho just huffed before crossing his arms over his chest "Yeah, well I'm not that old either!" He then let out a sigh before unfolding his arms and looking back down at Naruto "So, what'da ya want anyway? If it's about that special order of yours, the materials won't be gettin' here for another week."
Naruto let out a grown hearing this "Well that sucks. Ruin my fun why don't you."
Ryuho just let out a laugh hearing this "Only you would find messin' around with somethin' like that fun."
BlackAgumon looked up at Naruto with a confused look on his face from hearing this "What's he talking about? What special order?"
Naruto just turned his head towards BlackAgumon with a large smirk on his face "That's for me to know. Don't worry you'll find out when it gets here." BlackAgumon just turned around and crossed his arms over his chest while muttering out something that sounder like 'Secretive bastard'. Naruto just let out a small chuckle at this before turning his attention back towards Ryuho. Noticing him giving BlackAgumon a strange look Naruto spoke up "Just ignore him. He's just a little too much into Digimon."
Ryuho turned his attention away from BlackAgumon and back towards Naruto "A little?" This earned a quick "Hey!" from BlackAgumon.
Naruto just shook his head before looking back up at Ryuho "Now as for why I'm here. As much as I would of loved to have been able to pick up my order, I did come for a somewhat different reason."
Raising an eyebrow at this Ryuho simply said "Oh, and what might that be?"
Naruto delved into his pocket and pulled out Sasuke's old Hitai-ate before placing it on the counter "I need you to make two more plates like this one, but without the symbol. Instead I want you to place this symbol on it." He finished by pulling out a card with the image of a pixelated Dinosaur appearing out of a squared D. (AN/ The symbol on the blue card.)
Ryuho just raised an eyebrow at him from hearing this "That's a rather simple order, coming from you at least.
Naruto shrugged his shoulders at this "It's more for sentimental reasons then anything." He then raised an eyebrow at Ryuho "What don't tell me that after all the other requests you've taken from me that it's this simple one that you can't handle?"
Ryuho just snorted at this "As if, Gaki. Your order just through me there for a minute that's all. Usually you only order the sharp and pointy items."
Blinking a few times Naruto simply said "Sharp and pointy?" before shaking his head "Whatever, so how long should this take you to do?"
Ryuho looked down at the plate on the counter before looking back up at Naruto "For such a simple order I'd say 'bout a couple hours."
Naruto just nodded his head at this with a small smirk on his face "That all, huh? And here I was worried it'd take a couple of weeks."
Hearing this Ryuho narrowed his eyes at Naruto "Gaki, I can't make the item without the required materials. And your order's just plain weird. I mean, what sane person wants diamonds melted into the metal. Diamonds!"
Naruto just raised an eyebrow at this "I would."
Snorting at this Ryuho looks back down at Naruto "I said what sane person." Naruto just narrowed his eyes at this while BlackAgumon couldn't help but agree with Ryuho "I mean come on, you want me to melt diamonds into metal. Do you have any idea how hard that is?"
Naruto just snorted at this and rolled his eyes "Ah, stop complaining. It's not like you can't do it, and you are getting paid for it, right?"
Ryuho rubbed the back of his head with a sheepish grin on his face "Well, yeah…"
He was cut off as Naruto turned around "Then stop complaining." He then started walking towards the exit of the store with BlackAgumon close behind before he stopped at the door and turned around to face Ryuho again "We'll be back in a couple of hours to pick up the plates."
Ryuho just waved his hand in front of his face "Yeah sure go." With that said Naruto nodded his head and walked out of the door. Once he was out of the door Ryuho chuckled to himself "There goes one strange kid. But at least he's good for business." He then turned around while saying to himself "Now where did I put that book?" After a few seconds he pulled a small orange book off one of the shelves and flipped it open to where he left off before Naruto entered the room. While giggling to himself he said "I've gotta find out where that gaki found this thing."
As Naruto and BlackAgumon continued back down the street BlackAgumon turned his attention towards Naruto and gave him a confused look "Why are you getting a new plate for your Hitai-ate made? I thought you didn't want anything to do with your old shinobi life, what with the referring to yourself as an x-ninja."
Naruto let out a small chuckle at this before he looked out over the street path again with slightly hardened eyes "As much as I hate to admit it, that ice cube of a bastard, IceDevimon had a point. No matter what I do I will always be a shinobi, and I can't do much about that."
BlackAgumon just shook his head at this while shrugging his shoulders "Okay, I'll forget I just heard you say that IceDevimon was right about something." Naruto let out a chuckle at this before BlackAgumon looked back up at him and continued "But if that's the reason then why not get the Konoha symbol put on it. I mean if you can't escape being a shinobi then why cover up your past by putting a new symbol on it?"
Naruto let out a sigh before shaking his head "You just don't get it, do you?"
Before Naruto could go any further however BlackAgumon looked up at him with narrowed eyes "Then explain it to me."
Naruto shot him a small glare before letting out another sigh "I was about to, if you hadn't interrupted me. Now as I was saying. IceDevimon was right about me still being a shinobi, but I'm not going to be anyone's little tool again and that includes Konoha. I won't be under anyone's thumb; I'll be a shinobi for my own reasons and no one else's. That's why I'm going to wear my own Hitai-ate and not Konoha's. But I will still keep it, if only as a symbol of past. Besides this new Hitai-ate marks me as both a shinobi and a tamer, right?" He finished with a small chuckle.
BlackAgumon raised a non-existent eyebrow at this "Okay… that makes sense, I think. But why bother getting two plates. I mean are you afraid one will get damaged during a battle with a wild Digimon or something?"
Rolling his eyes Naruto looked down at BlackAgumon before replying like it was the simplest thing in the world "Well there are two of us."
BlackAgumon just blinked a few times at this with a confused look on his face "Huh, but in case you haven't noticed I'm not a ninja."
Naruto just snorted at this "Yeah, well I'm a ninja and I have been the one training you. I've been incorporating my own training into yours anyway. You're practically the Digimon equivalent of a ninja now anyway, if only a genin. And I'm gonna continue to train you to become the most powerful and skilled of all…" He cut himself off as both he and BlackAgumon turned around a corner and almost walked into someone. However his eyes widened slightly when he aw who it was "…Ruki." Standing in front of him was staring down at the path in front of her was Ruki. She was wearing a white shirt with a long sleeved grey buttoned up jacket over it. She had a bluish dark grey short skirt on and a black backpack slung over her shoulder. Inwardly Naruto was thinking to himself 'Great! Just great! I was hopping to avoid the others for now. There are probably a lot of questions they want to ask that I don't want to answer. Kami hates me!'
Upon hearing his voice Ruki quickly looked up at him with slightly widened "Naruto?" She then narrowed her eyes at him "What are you doing here Whiskers!?"
Naruto's eyes widened slightly at this before he narrowed them at her "What am I doing here. What are you doing here?" He then raised an eyebrow at her before letting out a small chuckle "Never thought I'd see you in a skirt."
A small blush appeared on Ruki's face before she turned her head away from him "I was heading home from school. Stupid uniform." She muttered out the last part to herself before turning her attention back towards Naruto and shot him a glare "Now answer the question. What are you doing here?"
Naruto just shrugged his shoulders at this "What's to say? I'm walking around downtown. Dropping stuff off, picking other stuff up. You know, the usual everyday stuff."
Ruki just narrowed her eyes further at him "Don't you have school or something?"
Naruto just snorted at this before shaking his head slightly "Well I don't see you at school right now. And besides I took the week off for time to recover from that battle against that demonic basted of an ice devil."
Ruki cast a quick glance at the ground as the memory of the condition Naruto was in after his battle with IceDevimon. She then looked back up at him with a determined look in her eyes "Speaking of that battle, I have question for you of about what happened during the fight."
Letting out a sigh Naruto shook his head "I was afraid you'd say that." A small smirk appeared on Ruki's face hearing this before Naruto turned his attention towards her again "Okay, so what is it you want to know?"
Ruki just cast a quick look around the area before turning her attention back towards Naruto "Not here." She then pushed past Naruto and BlackAgumon before continuing to walk down the street. After a few seconds she stopped in her tracks and turned around to face Naruto "Come on."
Naruto and BlackAgumon sheared a quick glance before BlackAgumon just shrugged his shoulders. They then continued down the path to where Ruki was waiting for them. Once they made it up to Ruki Naruto turned his head towards her "So where are we heading to?"
Turning around Ruki started walking again along with Naruto and BlackAgumon "Like I said I'm heading home."
A small smirk appeared on Naruto's face before he let out a small chuckle "So you want me to walk you home then."
Ruki just turned her head away from Naruto to hide the slight blush that had appeared on her face before narrowing her eyes "Shut up, Whiskers!"
As they continued to walk through the street Ruki kept casting the occasional quick confused glance at Naruto. After a while Naruto caught one of her glances and turned his attention towards her with a raised eyebrow "What?"
Ruki quickly averted eye contact and turned her head away from him and to hide the new blush from being caught before barking out "Nothing!" while inwardly thinking 'Agh! What the hell is wrong with me? What was I thinking?'
Naruto just blinked a few times with his eyebrow still raised "Uh, okay I guess." Shaking his head he turned his attention towards BlackAgumon who looked up at him with his own confused look before shrugging his shoulders. Seeing this Naruto let out a sigh and continued down the path.
Once they made it to their destination Ruki started walking up the stone path, leading to the house, before Naruto called out "Hey, how come every time you wanna talk you drag me to your place?"
A small blush appeared on Ruki's face again 'Damn him, does he have to word it like that? Is he even doing this on purpose? I can't tell, stupid Whiskers!' Instead of voicing her thoughts she simply said, without turning to face him "Is that really a problem?"
Naruto just shrugged his shoulders at this, not that Ruki could see it, and said "Well, I guess not."
A small smirk then appeared on Ruki's face while she continued to walk towards the house while saying "Then don't ask." Once she reached the front door she turned around to face Naruto's direction again "Wait 'round back." She motioned to the side path leading around the house "I'll be there in a minute." With that said she walked into the house.
Naruto just shook his head slightly "Yeah sure, whatever." He and BlackAgumon then walked around to the backyard and stood in front of the pond. While they were waiting Naruto spoke up while looking out over the pond "Hey Agumon."
Being called BlackAgumon lifted his head up and looked over at Naruto "Yeah."
Naruto's eyes narrowed slightly before he continued "Is it just me or can't you sense Renamon anywhere near here?"
BlackAgumon seamed to think this over for a few seconds before nodding his head at Naruto "Yeah, now that you mention it I can't sense her anywhere near here. Why is that?"
Naruto shrugged his shoulders "Don't know." He then heard the door slide open "But I guess we'll find out later." With that said Naruto turned around to see Ruki walking out of the back door in her usual blue jeans and broken heart T-shirt. Seeing her walking up to them Naruto let out a small sigh "So… What is it that you want to know?"
Ruki stopped in her tracks at this point and looked down at the ground before looking back up at Naruto with determination in her eyes "What exactly are you?"
Naruto seamed a little taken back with this and could only answer by saying "Uh… What?"
Ruki just narrowed her eyes at hearing this "Don't play dumb! Humans can't breathe fire or make little balls of energy appear in their hands. So what are you?"
Naruto just blinked a few times at this "I see." He then let out a small chuckle causing Ruki to just give him a look that clearly said 'and what the hell is so funny?' After a few seconds Naruto just shook his head "Sorry to ruin your little theory but I'm completely human. And as for the whole breathing fire thing, it's really not that difficult if you know how."
Ruki just raised an eyebrow at this "If that's the case, then how come you're the only one I've seen able to use these abilities, why not other people?"
Shrugging his shoulders Naruto replied "Yeah if you know how it's pretty easy, but it's not exactly public knowledge."
Ruki just narrowed her eyes at him "Then how the hell do you know about it?"
Letting out a sigh Naruto shook his head "The information can be found in the five hidden ninja villages. I was born and grew up in Konoha, the village hidden in the leaves."
Ruki crossed her arms over her chest hearing this while narrowing her eyes "I've never heard of these villages."
Naruto let out a small chuckle before shrugging his shoulders "Well of cause you've never heard of them. They're hidden ninja villages. What part of that makes it sound like they'd be easy to find any information on them? I mean they're ninja. That practically screams secrecy." Naruto finished by nodding to himself while adding to himself mentally 'Of cause the fact that they're in another world adds to that, but you don't need to know that.'
Ruki simply raised an eyebrow at this "Then why keep these things secret. Think of what it would be like if this was public knowledge."
Naruto simply shrugged his shoulder at this "Like I said ninja are pretty much secretive by nature. Besides…" Naruto narrowed his eyes at this point "If you think about what would happen if everyone knew about it, it's probably better that they are kept secret."
Ruki raised an eyebrow at this "How so?"
Letting out a sigh Naruto shook his head slightly "In these villages these skills aren't taught to everyone. The basic skills are taught to potential ninja, then once they become actual ninja they're taught the more advanced skills. To the hidden villages these ninja represent power, military power. Because of this wars have been fought between the different villages time and time again over the strength of these villages or the Jutsu they posses. So far there have been three great shinobi wars. These wars involved all of the villages with the last war just being a little over a decade and a half ago. And there's already been talk of a fourth starting. Now think what it would be like if the entire world knew about these techniques. The world would be in a constant state of war, and it would be far worse then the secret wars going on between the different villages."
Ruki's jaw was hanging slightly after hearing this before she recollected herself and looked back at Naruto "Wait… Only ninja are taught these techniques. Then that means…" She trailed off.
Naruto nodded his head "Yeah… I was a ninja of Konoha, was for about six months. I left a couple a months ago." Naruto let out a small chuckle at the look on Ruki's face "I've never killed anyone if that's what you're thinking."
Ruki's attention snapped back towards Naruto hearing this "I wasn't…"
Before Ruki could continue however Naruto closed his eyes for a second and let out a quiet chuckle "Sure…" he then let out a small sigh before looking up at the sky "You know I thought I had put the whole ninja thing behind me, but after the fight with that bastard IceDevimon I realised I'll always be a ninja. But that doesn't mean I'm gonna continue to blindly follow Konoha. I'll find my own way."
Ruki just raised an eyebrow at this "So… Why did you leave Konoha anyway?"
Naruto looked down at the ground out of the corner of his eyes "My reasons for leaving are my own. I might tell you about them someday but not today." BlackAgumon looked up at Naruto before looking back down at the ground knowing what he was talking about.
Looking between the two another thought occurred to Ruki before she spoke up "How do you even use the techniques anyway?"
Naruto turned his attention away from the ground and towards Ruki "So you want to know what the source of these techniques is, huh?" Seeing Ruki give a quick nod Naruto continued "The source of all the techniques used can be found in the energy known as Chakra…"
Ruki cut Naruto off before he could continue while raising an eyebrow at him "Chakra?"
Naruto just let out a small sigh hearing this "Chakra is formed from spiritual energies, that can be increased through training, and physical energy that is drawn from every cell in the body. Moulding the correct amounts Chakra can be used in a variety of ways. From strengthening muscles or breathing fire to even walking on water."
Ruki just scoffed at this and narrowed her eyes at him "Walk on water, yeah right. Now I know that that isn't possi…ble…" She said until Naruto stepped up onto the surface of the pond causing Ruki's eyes to widen slightly and her mouth to hang.
Turning around to face her again a smirk appeared on Naruto's face "Does that prove that it's possible?" All Ruki could do was stair in disbelieve while slowly nodding her head. Naruto let out a small chuckle as he walked back off the pond "As I was saying. All living beings have Chakra, even you." He finished by motioning towards Ruki.
Snorting at this Ruki narrowed her eyes again "I think I would know if I had this Chakra stuff."
Naruto just let out a chuckle before shaking his head slightly "Oh you've got Chakra alright. You've even been using it, if only subconsciously." Seeing Ruki raise an eyebrow in confusion Naruto pulled out a card from his deck before continuing "Every time you swiped a card through your digivice you subconsciously placed a small amount of your Chakra into the card. The digivice then scans the Chakra and converts it into the native energy that the Digimon use before transferring it to the Digimon." Naruto then placed his hand on his chin "Come to think of it, the affect probably has to do with the amount of chakra added and the way it's moulded." He then shrugged his shoulders "But that's only a guess."
Ruki just raised an eyebrow at this before narrowing her eyes again "You make it sound like this Chakra stuff is the key to everything."
Naruto just scoffed at this before shrugging his shoulders slightly "For all I know it is." He then let out a small chuckle "Guess it's a good thing your Chakra reserves are higher then average, huh?"
A small smirk appeared on Ruki's face hearing this "Guess that means I'm better then you."
Naruto just snorted at this "Hardly." He then narrowed his eyes slightly "I said they were higher then average, I didn't say they were higher then mine." Ruki just raised an eyebrow at this causing Naruto to let out a sigh "My reserves are abnormally high. To put it simply I have more then double the amount of Chakra that you have. That doesn't mean I'm better, well I am but not because of that. The more Chakra you have the harder it is to gain control over it."
Ruki narrowed her eyes again at this point "How do you know how much Chakra I have anyway?"
Naruto shook his head slightly before responding "Once you gain enough control over your own Chakra you can sense the Chakra in others. The more control you have the further away you can sense it. Another interesting thing is that everyone's chakra is slightly different so if you know what a certain persons Chakra signature feels like you can locate them pretty easily, sort of like a nature homing chip."
Ruki's eyes just seamed to narrow further hearing this "So does that mean that you can track me down wherever I am?"
Naruto just shrugged his shoulders at this "If you're in my range then yeah, as well as Takato and Jenrya just as easily. But I could just as easily find any of the Digimon."
Ruki raised an eyebrow at this "And just how would you pull that one off?"
A small smirk appeared on Naruto's face at this point "The energy that Digimon have isn't quite the same but it's remarkably similar to Chakra. Guess it has to be for the digivice to be able to convert Chakra into this energy. Anyway this energy is just as easy to sense as Chakra."
Ruki seamed to be thinking this all over before her eyes widened "So that's how you were able to find Growlmon in the park so easily last week." Naruto simply nodded his head at this before Ruki looked back up at him "And I don't suppose you could teach me how to use this Chakra could you?"
Naruto simply shrugged his shoulders "I could…" He then narrowed his eyes slightly "But just because I could doesn't mean that I will, at least not yet. I need to continue my own training first along with Agumon's." Crossing his arms over his chest Naruto then continued with his own question "And speaking of Digimon partners where's Renamon anyway?"
Ruki just looked away at the ground "I don't care, why should I? Renamon only wanted me to make her digivolve; I'm not falling for it anymore. All that partner stuff was nonsense anyway. She never really cared about me, no matter what she said… If she cared she'd be here." Ruki's voice started off hard but seamed to soften slightly towards the end.
Naruto just shook his head at this before narrowing his eyes slightly "Ever think that maybe she's thinking the same thing?" Ruki turned her attention back towards Naruto with a somewhat confused look on her face. Seeing this Naruto continued "That maybe if you cared that you'd be there."
Ruki just turned her head to the side slightly while narrowing her own eyes "She's just data."
Naruto raised an eyebrow at this "You don't even believe that yourself." Hearing this Ruki turned her attention towards him again with another confused look on her face before Naruto continued "If you truly believed that, that Digimon were nothing but data, then you wouldn't care if Renamon was here." At this point Ruki looked back down at the ground slightly "But you do care, I can see it in your eyes." Ruki's head shot up hearing this and her eyes seamed to lock with Naruto's "You feel hurt and betrayed by the fact that she's not here. Maybe even abandoned."
Ruki just shot a glare at Naruto hearing this "You think you can figure me out, huh? Don't think you can read me like some open book!"
Naruto's eyes narrowed into his own glare at this point "I know the look in your eyes. I've seen it in my own." Naruto let out a small hollow chuckle at this point "Yeah, I know what that feels like." Ruki's glare seamed to soften at this "But then… maybe that how Renamon also feels. That maybe you've abandoned and betrayed her." Ruki's eyes seamed to widen slightly at this before she turned her head away while Naruto let out a sigh and shrugged his shoulders "Oh well, I'm sure when the time comes you'll know what to do."
Ruki turned her attention back towards Naruto after that "But I…" However she was cut off when they heard a voice call out "Ruki!!" Hearing this Ruki spun her head around to the direction of the back door while Naruto raised an eyebrow. Ruki then turned her attention back towards Naruto while saying "Crap, that's my mother."
Naruto and BlackAgumon shared a quick glance before turning their attention back towards Ruki "Uh… so?"
Ruki quickly walked up to Naruto while saying "You don't understand. She can't find me out here with anyone." She then started shoving Naruto, with BlackAgumon ahead of him, out of the back gate "Especially with you."
Naruto just looked over his shoulder at her while being shoved out the door "Huh… What? Why me especially?"
Ruki finished shoving him out the gate before both he and BlackAgumon turned around to face her. Ruki just let out a sigh "My mother's, uh… Well she sort of lives for relationships, specifically trying to get me into one. If she sees us together she'll take it completely the wrong way." At the end of this a small blush appeared on Ruki's face before she slammed the gate shut leaving Naruto and BlackAgumon just standing there, blinking a few times. The two then shared a quick glance before shrugging it off.
Ruki leaned her head against the gate and let out a small sigh before the back door of the house slid open and Ruki's mother walked out onto the porch. She then looked around until taking notice of Ruki "Oh Ruki, there you are. Are you here alone?"
Ruki just turned around to face her keeping her face blank "Yes."
Her mother just seamed to raise an eyebrow at this while placing a finger on her chin "Oh… You sure? Could of sworn I heard you talking with someone out here."
Ruki just narrowed her eyes slightly at this "Yes I'm sure, mother. There's no one else out here."
Her mother seamed to deflate slightly at this "Oh, well okay then." She then turned around and walked back into the house.
Once the door slid shut Ruki let out a sigh of relief before her grandmother walked around the corner of the house holding a cup of tea in her hands "Don't worry dear, I'm sure she didn't see him."
Ruki's eyes seamed to widen slightly before turning her attention towards her "Grandma, how long have you been there?"
Her grandmother just took a sip of her tea before saying "Oh just long enough to see you shove him out the gate."
A small blush appeared on Ruki's face again from being caught before her mother came back out into the backyard "What, Ruki had a boy 'round." She then shot Ruki a large smile "Oh, Ruki, I'm so happy for you. So tell, who is he? What's he like?"
Ruki just narrowed her eyes slightly while shaking her head "Great." She then let out an annoyed sigh "Stupid Whiskers."
It was a little while later and Naruto, along with BlackAgumon, where currently running through the park. As they continued to run through the park BlackAgumon called out "Are you sure about this?"
Without braking pace Naruto looked over his shoulder back at BlackAgumon "What, you still don't trust my senses?"
BlackAgumon just rolled his eyes before shaking his head "That's not what I meant. You said you could sense multiple energy signatures, do you really think it's a good idea to take them on alone?"
Naruto just snorted at this "Of cause it is. We haven't had a battle all week and I'm itching for a fight." He then let out a small chuckle "And it's too late to turn back now."
The two of them appeared in an open field containing a baseball field surrounded by a metal fence. Without stopping a large smirk appeared on Naruto's face before he grabbed a hold of BlackAgumon and jumped up onto the fence before pulling himself the rest of the way up the fence and flipping over the top of it, landing on the other side in a low crouch before letting go of BlackAgumon. Said Digimon shook his head for a second before shooting a glare at Naruto "Was that really necessary?"
Naruto's smirk widened slightly as he stood up and shrugged his shoulders "Ah, quit complaining. We got work to do."
Not two seconds after he said this a digital field burst out of the centre of the field before engulfing the rest of the field, along with Naruto and BlackAgumon. A small black portal then appeared in the field before five red, humanoid, insect like Digimon flew out of it, one after the other. They were covered in re battle armour and had two arms and legs with spiked, black, shoulder and knee pads. They had three sharp black claws on each foot and hand, as well as a long red tail with a silver spike on the end and two pairs of white insect like wings on their backs.
Seeing the five red insect like Digimon hovering just above the ground Naruto pulled out his digivice and pointed it at them before a holographic image of one of them appeared above the screen while Naruto read of the information "Flybeemon, an insectoid data type Digimon. Armor level. Attacks are Lightning Sting and Poison Stinger." Putting his digivice away Naruto stared out at the Flybeemon with a large smirk on his face before casting a quick glance at BlackAgumon "Well let's get to work."
Before Naruto and BlackAgumon could move however one of the Flybeemon charged towards them, forcing the both of them to jump out of the way in opposite directions. Once the first Flybeemon had separated them the remaining ones charged in for the strike, two towards Naruto and two towards BlackAgumon. Seeing this Naruto narrowed his eyes slightly before jumping into the air over the first one, while in a sideways spin, and delivered an axe kick to the head of the second one, knocking it to the ground. A smirk appeared on BlackAgumon's face as he started charging towards his own advancing opponents. Once close enough BlackAgumon fired out a black fireball at the first Flybeemon with a cry of "Pepper Flame!" The attack collided with one of Flybeemon's wings causing it to fall out of the air, but not before BlackAgumon jumped up onto it and pushed off its head. Flying towards the last Flybeemon the claws on BlackAgumon's right hand started glowing grey and with a cry of "Claw Slash!" he struck Flybeemon across the chest, knocking him to the ground.
Before Naruto could land back on the ground the first Flybeemon that had charged at them turned around and pointed its tail in Naruto's direction. With a cry of "Poison Stinger!" it fired the silvery tip of its tail at him. Seeing this Naruto pulled out three shuriken and using the momentum from the spin threw them in the direction of the incoming projectile. Each one of the shuriken hit dead on with the projectile and bounced back off, but it did however manage to slow it down. Once Naruto landed back on the ground he pulled out a single kunai from his holster and swung his arm out knocking the projectile away with the blade of the kunai. With that out of the way Naruto narrowed his eyes at the Flybeemon while spinning the kunai on his finger and slamming it back into his holster. Naruto then took off charging towards the Flybeemon that had fired the projectile.
The Flybeemon that Naruto had just delivered an axe kick to pulled itself up off the ground and shook its head. It then took notice of the fact that BlackAgumon had his back turned towards it before jumping back into the air. Red lightning then appeared around its tail before it fired it at BlackAgumon with a cry of "Lightning Sting!" hearing this BlackAgumon turned his head around only for his eyes to widen as the red lightning came closer towards him. BlackAgumon quickly dived to the side and landed in a roll just as the lightning connected with the spot he had just been standing in. BlackAgumon looked over at the Flybeemon that had just tried to attack him in the back and shot a hate filled glare at it. However his eyes widened again as he heard another cry of "Poison Stinger!" Looking in the direction of the voice he saw the Flybeemon he had just hit with his claw slash fire its stinger towards him. Seeing this BlackAgumon fired another fireball with a cry of "Pepper Flame!" BlackAgumon's Pepper Flame connected with Flybeemon's stinger and caused a large explosion, covering BlackAgumon in a cloud of black smoke. BlackAgumon jumped back out of the cloud and shook his head "Ah, come on!" He then turned his head towards Naruto and saw him charging towards a Flybeemon. Seeing this, a smirk appeared on him face "That could work."
As Naruto continued to charge towards the Flybeemon it held out its arms and red electricity surged around it before it fired it at Naruto with a cry of "Lightning Sting!" Seeing the incoming red lightning Naruto bent down and skidded across the ground, in a crouch, towards the Flybeemon, as the lightning soared over his head and connected with the ground behind him. Once Naruto reached just in front of the Flybeemon he pushed himself back off the ground with his left foot while extending his right leg and delivering a kick to its head causing it to be launched into the air.
While Naruto's leg was still extended BlackAgumon came out of nowhere and grabbed a hold of Naruto's leg before using it as a makeshift poll and swinging around it before launching himself off in the direction of another Flybeemon. While heading towards it the claws on his right had started glowing grey again before he plunged it into the chest of the Flybeemon with a cry of "Claw Slash!" The Flybeemon let out a scream of pain as BlackAgumon flipped himself up onto its head and pushed himself into the air, above another Flybeemon, just before the Flybeemon he had just jumped off burst into red flakes of digital data. BlackAgumon looked down at the Flybeemon below him as its wings stopped beating and it landed back on the ground. Seeing this, a smirk appeared on BlackAgumon's face and with a cry of "Pepper Flame!" BlackAgumon fired out a barrage of multiple black fireballs at the Flybeemon. Flybeemon's eyes seamed to widen at this before BlackAgumon's Pepper Flame attacks collided with it, creating a large ball of black fire around it. BlackAgumon landed on the ground a few feet away behind the burning Flybeemon, with a smirk on his face, before the flames died down revealing a smoking Flybeemon before it collapsed to the ground and exploded into red flakes of digital data.
Naruto jumped back to his feet and shook his head slightly 'Did he have to do that?' He then looked up at the Flybeemon he had just kicked into the air before narrowing his eyes at it. He channelled chakra into his legs before jumping off the ground towards the Flybeemon in the air while pulling his kunai out of his holster again. The Flybeemon shook its head, trying to clear its vision, but before it could do anything Naruto grabbed his kunai in both hands and stabbed it deep into Flybeemon's chest. Flybeemon let out a cry of pain before Naruto swung his arm to the side while continuing to drag his kunai through Flybeemon, nearly cutting it in half, before it burst into red flakes of digital data. Naruto then spun around in midair as he head a cry of "Lightning Sting!" His eyes widened slightly as he saw a Flybeemon on the ground firing a blast of red lightning at him. Naruto quickly placed his kunai back into his holster before flipping through hand seals and landing on Tora. (Tiger) He then took a deep breath with his right hand held up next to his mouth in a half Tora (Tiger) sign before calling out "Katon! Gokakyu No Jutsu!" before breathing out a powerful ball of fire in the direction of the Lightning Sting attack. The two attacks collided creating a large explosion blocking Naruto from view behind a large cloud of smoke. Naruto then came charging out of the smoke head first, heading towards the Flybeemon that had just attacked him, his right arm held back with a ball of swirling blue chakra in it. Flybeemon's eyes seamed to widen at this before Naruto thrust his arm forwards with a cry of "Rasengan!" and slammed the ball into Flybeemon, before flipping in the air and landing next to BlackAgumon, just as the Flybeemon burst into red flakes of digital data.
Naruto and BlackAgumon shared a quick glance before turning their attention towards the one remaining Flybeemon, which seamed to be shaking from seeing the other four Flybeemon already defeated. A small smirk appeared on both Naruto and BlackAgumon's faces before they both quickly nodded their heads and took off towards the last Flybeemon. Flybeemon moved back slightly before shaking its head and narrowing its eyes at Naruto and BlackAgumon. It then crossed its arms over its chest as red lightning started forming around its body before it fired the collected lightning at Naruto and BlackAgumon with a cry of "Lightning Sting!" Seeing this Naruto and BlackAgumon both jumped into the air to evade the attack while Naruto flipped through hand seals again and black flames appeared in BlackAgumon's mouth. Naruto finished his seals on Tora (Tiger) before taking a deep breath and breathing out a ball of fire with a cry of "Katon! Gokakyu No Jutsu!" while BlackAgumon fired out multiple balls of black fire with a cry of "Pepper Flame!" The two attacks seamed to merge together forming a large ball of purple flames. Flybeemon watched on in horror as it was engulfed in the fireball. Naruto and BlackAgumon landed back on the ground as Flybeemon let out a scream of agony before bursting into red flakes of digital data.
A small smirk appeared on Naruto's face as he looked over at BlackAgumon "Well that wasn't so hard."
BlackAgumon just narrowed his eyes slightly and shook his head "Yeah right, speak for yourself." He then looked back up at Naruto only to see him looking around the area with narrowed eyes. Seeing this BlackAgumon raised a nonexistent eyebrow at him "What's up now?"
Naruto just continued to look around the area while saying "Something isn't right here." BlackAgumon just gave him a confused look before Naruto continued "We've defeated the Flybeemon, so why is the digital field still here? And why can I still sense a collection of presences in the area?"
Shrugging his shoulders BlackAgumon began to speak up "Well maybe you're just…" However he was cut off as the ground began to shake slightly before a large black vortex appeared in the middle of the digital field. Naruto and BlackAgumon just stared at the vortex as Flybeemon after Flybeemon continued to fly out of it until they were surrounded by an army of around twenty. BlackAgumon's eye started twitching seeing this "Oh, shit."
Naruto just looked around at the Flybeemon surrounding them "Ah, well, um, this… could be a problem."
Hearing this BlackAgumon spun his head around towards Naruto before he yelled out "Gee, do ya think!" It was at this point that each of the Flybeemon charged at Naruto and BlackAgumon. Seeing this both Naruto's and BlackAgumon's eyes widened slightly before they started jumping and weaving in between the charging Digimon. After a few seconds of this the Flybeemon started circling them again while Naruto and BlackAgumon stood back to back in loose defensive stances. Keeping an eye on the surrounding Flybeemon, BlackAgumon spoke up "Maybe this would be a good time to bust out the Bunshins."
Naruto nodded his head "That might be a good idea." Naruto then brought his hands up into an altered Ohitsuji (Ram) seal that resembled a cross before calling out "Kage Bunshin No Jutsu!" There were two puffs of smoke before a Bunshin of Naruto appeared on ether side of him and BlackAgumon.
A small smirk soon appeared on Naruto's face before he looked over at BlackAgumon and his Bunshins "Ready?" Receiving a nod from each of them Naruto turning back towards the Flybeemon in front of him "Then, break!" With that said all four of them separated heading into a different section of the Flybeemon.
Naruto ran towards the Flybeemon directly in front of him while dodging to the side as another Flybeemon charged at him. Once Naruto made it in range he jumped up before slamming him right knee into the Flybeemon's face knocking it back but not before Naruto flipped off it and preformed a midair back flip landing on top of another Flybeemon. It was at this point that Naruto heard a twin cry of "Poison Stinger!" Turning his attention towards the origin of the voices he saw two puffs of smoke before receiving the memories of what just happened from his Bunshins. Letting out a sigh Naruto thought to himself sarcastically 'Well they lasted long.' Shaking that thought out of his head he pulled out his kunai again before stabbing it into the head of the Flybeemon he was currently standing on and jumped off, before it exploded into red flakes of digital data, towards another Flybeemon, higher in the air. He held his hand back as a ball of swirling blue chakra formed in it before slamming it into its chest with a cry of "Rasengan!" As Naruto's Rasengan tore through the Flybeemon's chest Naruto pushed off it flipping back into the air before the Flybeemon exploded into red flakes of digital data.
While still in midair Naruto looked over towards BlackAgumon to see him slashing a midair Flybeemon through its chest with a cry of "Claw Slash!" before pushing off it heading higher into the air towards Naruto's direction before the Flybeemon burst into red flakes of digital data. As Naruto and BlackAgumon neared each other Naruto heard multiple cries of "Lightning Sting!" Hearing this Naruto looked around with slightly widened eyes at what he saw. Flying around them was a group of about six Flybeemon, each one firing off a red blast of lightning towards Naruto and BlackAgumon. Seeing this Naruto quickly reached out and grabbed BlackAgumon's shoulder while forming a half Ohitsuji (Ram) seal with his other hand. Wind started swirling around both Naruto and BlackAgumon and just before the six blasts of lightning would have hit them Naruto and BlackAgumon disappeared into thin air causing the six blasts to collide with each other and explode on contact.
Naruto and BlackAgumon both reappeared on the ground in another swirl of wind before BlackAgumon quickly started turning his head from side to side wondering what had just happened before looking at Naruto who had a large smirk on his face before saying "And you said that learning the Shunshin No Jutsu would be a waste of time."
BlackAgumon Just crossed his arms over his chest before turning his head away while muttering out something that sounded like "Shut up bastard." The two of then looked up into the air as they heard the beating of wings. Above them was the army of Flybeemon looking down at them with what looked like a heated glare. Seeing this BlackAgumon let out a nervous chuckle "Ah shit."
Naruto and BlackAgumon quickly got back into their defensive stances, back to back again. Naruto looked around at the Flybeemon before letting out a sigh "Huh, I think we're outnumbered here."
BlackAgumon narrowed his eyes at this "Well I hate to say I told ya so."
Shaking his head Naruto said "Then don't."
BlackAgumon just looked around at the Flybeemon as they started to advance on them "But it's the last thing I have to look forwards to."
Naruto and BlackAgumon continued to watch as the Flybeemon descended upon them with out moving from their positions when they heard a voice call out "Diamond Storm!" Hearing this Naruto looked up to see Renamon in the air curled up into a ball with shards of diamonds all around her before she extended her arms and the shards of diamonds flew down at the Flybeemon. Most of the Flybeemon moved back away from the attack while one or two of them got caught in the attack and burst into red flakes of digital data. Renamon then landed on her feat right in front of Naruto and BlackAgumon before Naruto just said "Renamon?" Renamon just looked around at the surrounding Flybeemon before looking over her shoulder at Naruto and BlackAgumon "Well is this a private party or can anyone join in?"
A small smirk appeared on Naruto's face "Well normally I would be pretty annoyed about someone intruding on one of our fights." He then looked around at the surrounding Flybeemon while saying "But I think we could make an exception this time."
Renamon just let out a chuckle before taking up a battle stance "Well shall we."
Naruto and BlackAgumon shared a quick glance before both nodding and taking up their own stances either side of Renamon before Naruto simply said "Lets."
Ruki was currently running through the park when she entered the open field and came to a stop a few feet from the fence slightly out of breath. She stared at the Digital field held within the metal fence, which Naruto, BlackAgumon and Renamon were currently inside fighting with the Flybeemon, with a worried look on her face as she subconsciously placed a hand on her digivice "Renamon."
It was at this point that Calumon came jumping bouncing into the area and looked at the digital field before turning his attention towards Ruki before his ears retracted into his head and he tilted his head to the side "Ruki, what's wrong?"
Naruto pushed off the head of another Flybeemon, jumping higher into the air, his hand held back with another ball of swilling chakra in his hand. As he neared the Flybeemon above him he spun around and delivered a roundhouse kick to the side of its head, knocking it out of its guard, before finishing his spin and slamming his hand into the Flybeemon's chest with a cry of "Rasengan!" As the Flybeemon burst into red flakes of digital data Naruto heard a cry of "Lightning Sting!" and turned around in midair to see Renamon knocked to the ground.
After being knocked to the ground Renamon flipped back up onto her feet before charging back at the Flybeemon that had just attacked her. Once she was in range she launched two quick punches at it before spinning around and knocking it to the ground with a hit from tail. Right after knocking the Flybeemon to the ground she spun around on the spot and slashed through another one with glowing blue claws. The Flybeemon burst into red flakes of digital data before turning blue as Renamon started to load its data. As Renamon was loading the data she heard a cry of "Poison Stinger!" coming from behind her and looked over her shoulder at she the Flybeemon she had just knocked to the ground back up and pointing its stinger at her. Seeing this Renamon's eyes widened before hearing a yell of "Katon! Gokakyu No Jutsu!" A blast of fire then engulfed the Flybeemon before it could launch its attack.
Once the flames died down the Flybeemon burst into red flakes of digital data and Renamon looked in the direction the flames had come from to see Naruto before he called out "Forget about the data for now!" He then spun around and plunged his kunai into the head of a Flybeemon, that was trying to sneak up behind, causing it to burst into flakes of data before he turned his attention back towards Renamon "If you have to download the data do it after the battle!" With that said Naruto turned around and headed back into the hoard of Flybeemon.
Renamon just turned around after Naruto entered the battle again and faced the Flybeemon in front of her. She then clenched her hand into a fist before narrowing her eyes at the Flybeemon in front of her 'Is a tamer really that important?' She then jumped into the air towards the Flybeemon while whispering out to herself "Ruki, where are you?"
Ruki continued to stair at the digital field as Jenrya ran into the area with Terriermon hanging off the shoulder. Jenrya came to a stop right in front of the metal fence before turning his attention towards the Direction Ruki was standing in. Seeing her Jenrya called out "Ruki, why are you outside? You're missing the fight, that's not like you. Where's Renamon? Is she in there?" He finished by looked over at the digital field.
Ruki just continued to stair at the digital field before Calumon looked up at her and tilted his head to the side "She needs you."
Naruto jumped into the air towards a Flybeemon before delivering a kick to its head while performing a midair back flip, knocking the Flybeemon back. Once he landed back on the ground he threw a kunai with an explosion tag wrapped around it. Once the kunai embedded itself in the Flybeemon's chest the tag caught fire and exploded causing the Flybeemon to burst into flakes of data. Naruto then looked around the area as he heard two cries of "Claw Slash!" and "Power Paw!" to see both BlackAgumon and Renamon slam their respective glowing hands into separate Flybeemon. As the two Flybeemon exploded into flakes of data BlackAgumon and Renamon jumped back and landed back to back before taking up their battle stances. Seeing this a small smirk appeared on Naruto's face "Well those two are working pretty well together."
Ruki just continued to stair at the digital field before turning her head away and scrunching her eyes shut. After a few seconds she turned around and ran out of the area just before Calumon started bouncing after her calling out "Where are you going?"
Seeing Ruki run out of the area Jenrya called out "Ruki!" while Terriermon watched her leave while still holding onto Jenrya's shoulder "What's with here?"
Naruto and BlackAgumon both jumped towards a Flybeemon before they both pulled back their right hands. A swirling call of chakra appeared in Naruto's hand while the claws on BlackAgumon's gave off a grey glow. BlackAgumon thrust his arm forwards with a cry of "Claw Slash!" slamming into Flybeemon's crossed arms, forcing it to open its guard, before Naruto thrust his own hand into the Flybeemon's chest with a cry of "Rasengan!" Upon contact Flybeemon let out a cry of pain before bursting into flakes of data.
Naruto and BlackAgumon then both turned around to find Renamon charging towards the last two. As Renamon continued to charge the remaining two Flybeemon crossed their arms over their chests as red lightning started surging around them. Then with a cry of "Lightning Sting!" they fired their combined attacks at Renamon. Seeing this Renamon jumped into the air and flipped over the attack before landing in front of the Flybeemon. She then launched two quick punches at the first one before spinning around and hitting the second one with her tail. As the two Flybeemon pulled themselves off the ground Renamon jumped into the air and brought her arms across her chest before shards of diamonds appeared around her. Then with a cry of "Diamond Storm!" Renamon spread her arms out before the shards of diamonds descended upon the Flybeemon, piercing through them and causing them to burst into red flakes of digital data. Once Renamon landed back on the ground the flakes of data turned from red to blue as Renamon downloaded their data "I did it. I beat them without Ruki's help."
As the digital field started to clear up, Renamon heard Naruto clearing his throat and turned her attention towards him and BlackAgumon before Naruto spoke up "Well, hate to fight and run but I really don't want to go through the whole Ninja explanation again." Naruto then placed his hand on BlackAgumon's shoulder before turning his head to the side "And thanks for the help and everything."
A small smirk appeared on Renamon's face "It's killing you to admit you needed help isn't it."
Naruto's head spun round in the direction of Renamon with an indignant look on his face along with a small embarrassed blush "Sh-shut up!" He then brought his hand up into a half Ohitsuji (Ram) seal before a swirl of wind appeared around them, and just before they disappeared Naruto looked out of the corner of his eyes while saying "And we didn't need anyone's help." Renamon just let out a small quiet chuckle at the whole thing.
Once Ruki made it out of the park she continued walking on down the path while looking down at the floor "Renamon only wanted me to help her digivolve, I'm not falling for it anymore. I don't need her."
Following close behind, Calumon looked up at Ruki with a concerned look on his face "Human's can be so silly. Sometimes their up and sometimes their down, they got to learn to go with the flow." With that said Calumon stopped in his tracks and turned around.
As the digital field completely cleared up, Renamon walked over to the side of the field before looking up at the top of the fence and jumping over it. Once she landed on the other side of the fence she started to walk out of the area before she heard Jenrya call out from behind her "Renamon! Ruki was here, I think she was worried about you."
Renamon simply stopped in her tracks hearing this before closing her eyes "She is? Are you sure?"
It was at this point that Terriermon pushed himself up on Jenrya's shoulder "She was all white faced and jumpy, you know. She was in a bad way."
Opening her eyes Renamon turned to face Jenrya and Terriermon while saying "Ruki? I doubt it."
Jenrya's eyes seamed to soften as he looked up at Renamon "Renamon, you two fit together. You should be partners not enemies."
Renamon simply turned her full attention towards Jenrya before saying "Partners?"
It was at this point that Terriermon noticed Calumon running back into the area and let out a small laugh "'Bout time, I wanna play." He then jumped off of Jenrya's shoulder and ran over to Calumon.
At the same time Calumon ran towards Terriermon "Me too." The two of them then collided into each other between Jenrya and Renamon before falling back onto the ground and started laughing at each other.
While this was going on Renamon kept her eyes focused on Jenrya "Partners, you keep using that word. Am I supposed to know what it means?"
Jenrya just tiredly shook his head at this "It's like this, Terriermon and I are both friends and equals."
Raising an eyebrow at this Renamon just asked "Equals?"
Nodding his head Jenrya continued "Exactly, we know each others strengths and weaknesses."
Renamon seamed to be thinking this over while Terriermon got back up and faced Calumon again "Guess what, Jenrya taught me Tai-chi. You wanna learn?"
Calumon just tilted his head to the side in confusion "How do you do it, huh?"
"You start like this." Terriermon said, balancing on one foot, while lifting his other leg and arms into the air.
Calumon tried to mimic Terriermon's movements but started shaking back and forth "Like this?"
While Renamon still seamed to be thinking this through Jenrya spoke up again "Both of you must have had something in common or you wouldn't of become partners in the first place. It's no coincidence, I'm sure of it."
Renamon still had the same thoughtful look on her face while Calumon fell over before Terriermon looked over at him and said "This is gonna take longer then I thought."
It was a little while later and Jenrya, with Terriermon still on his shoulder, and Takato were walking down the street when Jenrya spoke up about his conversation with Renamon "It was one strange conversation, I could tell ya that. What would you of said?"
Takato just turned his head in the direction of Jenrya hearing this, with a raised eyebrow before he said "About Guilmon? I don't know. It's hard to put in words. He's not exactly your average Digimon, huh? He's my friend; I can rely on him no matter what. But Renamon and Ruki they don't seam to understand that, I wish we could help."
Jenrya just nodded his head "Me too."
After Jenrya said this Takato continued "It's so weird, I bet it's just eating her up, huh."
Without turning his attention away from the path in front of him Jenrya spoke up "I would imagine that it is but with her you just never know."
Takato just nodded his head at this before a thought to came to mind "Hey, what about Naruto? Maybe he could talk to her. I mean he's pretty much into fighting as much as Ruki, probably more so actually. I bet he'd be able to get through to her."
Jenrya just seamed to think this over for a second before saying "Well maybe, but he's been missing for about a week now. And I don't know, something seams off with him."
Takato looked at Jenrya questionably at this "Uh, what do you mean by 'off'?"
Jenrya took a quick glance at Takato "Remember that battle with IceDevimon?" Receiving a nod from Takato, Jenrya continued "Well, it's just that those attacks he used. You know the whole energy orb and the breathing fire; no human should be able to do that."
Takato nodded his head at this "I guess that's true. So do ya think he's some sort of Digimon or something?"
It was at thins point that Terriermon spoke up "Ah come on, when was the last time you saw a Digimon bleed?"
Jenrya just nodded his head at this "Well that's true. He was pretty beat up after the fight. That's probably also why he hasn't been seen since."
Takato nodded his head "Yeah, but that still doesn't explain how the guy was able to breath fine."
A large grin appeared on Terriermon's face "Maybe he ate too many hot peppers."
Shaking his head Jenrya said with a little irritation in his voice "Terriermon."
As the Jenrya and Takato turned around the corner Jenrya suddenly stopped before Takato turned his attention towards him "Hey what's the hold up?"
It was at that moment that they noticed at tall blond haired man walking up to them. He was wearing a dark grey suite with a blue undershirt and a dark blue tie. He also wore a pair of dark shades and had a lighter in his right hand. Once he was in front of them he spoke up "Are you Matsuda Takato?"
Takato just seamed to blink a few times before saying "Uh, yeah. Yeah that's me."
Hearing this the blond haired man turned his attention towards Jenrya "That must make you Lee Jenrya."
Jenrya just narrowed his eyes at this "What about it?"
The blond haired man just continued "You were hanging around the Shinjuku guardrail yesterday, weren't you? You've been under observation. This game you're playing is dangerous. I suggest you find a new hobby."
Jenrya just glared up at him "Just who are you, and what do you care what we do, huh?" As soon as Jenrya finished saying this they heard a voice call out Takato's name.
Hearing this seamed to startle Takato and Jenrya slightly before the blond haired man pushed his shades further up his nose "Consider this a warning." And with that said he turned around and ran off.
Seeing this Jenrya called out "What… Wait a minute, what do you mean by warning? This isn't exactly normal adult behaviour you know." He then took off after him before Takato could call out to him.
Before Takato could do anything however a girl around his own age with brown eyes and shoulder length hair with a single pigtail ran up him. She was wearing a green dress with a pale yellow t-shirt underneath it. Once she was right in front of Takato she called out his name again before Takato spoke up "Uh, hi Juri."
The brown haired girl, Juri then spoke up "Hi, I know it isn't polite to listen in on people's conversation, but I just couldn't help it. Why were you arguing with Kenta and Hirokazu?"
Juri just continued "It sounded like you were arguing about a real Digimon."
Takato seamed slightly taken back by this before nervously saying "A real Digimon."
Bringing Takato out of his thoughts Juri called out "Will you stop repeating me! Is it true?"
Takato seamed to think this over for a moment "Uh… If I told you that it was would you believe me, you wouldn't me scarred?"
Juri just answered strait away "I'd believe you. I wanna see him, please?" Hearing this Takato just let out a laugh until he realised just what she had said and looked back at her to see the pleading look on her face.
In an open area at Shinjuku Park, surrounded by trees and bushes, BlackAgumon jumped back as a kunai passed over the spot he had just been standing in before he dropped to the ground on his back, panting heavily. He then managed to lift his head up off the ground and narrowed his eyes at Naruto, who had just dropped to the ground in a sitting position and seamed slightly out of breath as well "Bastard."
Naruto just waved a hand in front of his face "Yeah, yeah, whatever." He then lay back on his back and looked up into the sky as a small bird flew by overhead. After a minute or two of just laying there, getting their breath back, Naruto spoke up "You're getting at this."
BlackAgumon just let out a snort hearing this "What did you think, that I was gonna get weaker?"
Naruto just shook his head "Shut up…" They went back to silence again for a few seconds "I think I'll have to start using my Jutsu in our spars soon."
BlackAgumon just let out a groan hearing this "Great just what I need. So now instead of kicking my ass you're just gonna torch me with a fireball. You know none of the others have to go through this."
Naruto just scoffed at this "None of the others train whatsoever." After saying this Naruto heard BlackAgumon mumble something out that sounded something like "Sadistic freaking ninja bastard." Naruto just let out a quite chuckle hearing this before lying back down. The two of them just lay there in silence for about another fifteen minutes before Naruto sat back up and looked over at BlackAgumon "Hey Agumon?" Hearing this BlackAgumon opened his left eye before casting a quick glance at Naruto, signalling him to continue "What time would you say it is?"
BlackAgumon just let out a small tiered sigh before sitting up and looking over at Naruto "I don't know…" He then turned his attention towards the sky, more specifically the soon to be setting sun, before turning back towards Naruto "About seven thirty, I think, why?"
Naruto just closed his eyes for a second before reopening them "Seven thirty that means it's been about four hours." Naruto then pulled himself up to his feet before looking towards the direction leading back into town "Let's get going."
BlackAgumon pulled himself back up to his feet before looking over at Naruto "So just where are we going now?"
Naruto just looked up at the sky for a second before looking back in the same direction "It's been about four hours; Ryuho should be done with the plates by now. Come on it's about time we go pick them up." With that said Naruto took off through the bushes.
BlackAgumon just let out a sigh hearing this before he noticed Naruto walking off. Seeing this BlackAgumon called out "Hey wait up!" before he took off after Naruto while saying to himself "Damn it, why does he always leave me behind like this?"
Naruto and BlackAgumon continued on down the path until they reached the base of the stairs leading up to Guilmon's hut. At this point Naruto grabbed BlackAgumon by the arm and pulled him into the bushes, causing BlackAgumon to give out a quick "Hey!" before jumping up on to a tree branch hidden by leaves. Of cause BlackAgumon being dragged up the tree landed on the branch hard before pulling himself back up and turning towards Naruto and yelling out "What the hell are you doing!? And why fuck did you drag me up this trehmph-hmph…" Before he could finish what he was saying Naruto slammed his hand over BlackAgumon's mouth and motioned for him to keep quiet.
Naruto pulled back some of the leaves and looked out while quietly saying to BlackAgumon "Do you really want Takato to know we're here?" After saying this he looked out to see Takato walking up the stairs leading towards Guilmon's hut but he wasn't alone. Naruto noticed he was leading a brown haired girl, Juri, to the stairs as well. Seeing this Naruto simply said "Now just what is he up to?"
Takato continued to lead Juri up the stairs until they reached the metal gate covering the entrance. Once there Juri leaned over and tried to look inside but couldn't see anything in the dark hut. After a few seconds she simply asked "Does he live here?"
Takato just turned his attention away from the hut and towards Juri "Huh, oh, yeah that's right."
Juri brought her hand up to her chin before asking "A real Digimon?"
Takato nodded his head at this and started opening the gate while saying "Amazing isn't it, wait till you see him. I created him you know."
Juri had an astonished look on her face hearing this "You did, wow. What kind of Digimon is it?"
A large grin appeared on Takato's face before he turned his attention towards Juri again "He's tough and baby can he fight. His special attack is Pyro Sphere." Once that was said Juri turned her attention back towards the hut before a small snort was heard from inside and Guilmon's eyes gave off a bright yellow glow. This seamed to take Juri back a little.
Back up in the tree Naruto's right eyebrow was twitching furiously "What the hell is he thinking? Does the word secrecy mean anything to him? People aren't just gonna accept this, their gonna panic. And what the hell does he mean he 'created' Guilmon?" BlackAgumon just blinked a few times before shrugging his shoulders and continuing to see how things would play out.
Seeing Juri seamed to be taken back slightly from the glowing yellow eyes Takato stepped in front of her and raised his hands up, almost defensively "I was just kidding, it's fake you know rubber eyes, flash light. I had you going there didn't I; you know how us boys are."
Juri seamed a bit shocked at this and just blinked a few times at Takato "Huh… but you said."
Takato started rubbing the back of his head with a large grin on his face "I'm sorry if I…"
However he was cut off as Guilmon walked up beside him "Hey Takato." Takato's eyes seamed to widen a bit in shock hearing this before Guilmon continued "I'm hungry, did you bring some bread?" Juri just pointed a finger at Guilmon before letting out a startled scream.
Back up in the tree Naruto let out a sigh before shaking his head "A little to late to grow a brain on the matter, when you're already at the hut. Maybe the goggles really do cut off the oxygen supply to his brain."
BlackAgumon just raised a nonexistent eyebrow at Naruto hearing this before slowly and sarcastically saying, while shaking his head "Yeah right."
While Juri was still pointing at Guilmon, Takato dropped his head into his hands while letting out a groan before Guilmon said "You brought a friend instead."
After a few seconds Juri charged at Guilmon and enveloped him in a hug while squealing out "Kawaii!"
Seeing this Naruto just raised an eyebrow while saying "Oooookay."
BlackAgumon just stared at the whole thing with his mouth wide open "Did she just call Guilmon cute? I mean yeah sure Guilmon is a lot of things, but cute, that's one word I would never use to describe him."
Apparently Takato thought the same thing as he turned his attention towards Guilmon and Juri "Did you say cute? You meant cool didn't you?"
Guilmon just looked over Juri's shoulder and over at Takato "I don't mind cute, but who is she?"
Juri let go of Guilmon at this point and stood back slightly "Ops, I'm sorry. I'm Juri." She finished by taking a hold of Guilmon's clawed hands.
Guilmon just looked up at "I'm Guilmon nice to meet ya." He then turned his attention towards Takato "Is she your girlfriend?"
Takato seamed slightly taken back by this before he started rubbing his head "Well she's a friend."
"Guilmon guess what?" Saying this Juri started rummaging through her pocket "I've got a little present for you." She then pulled out a small pink flower sticker and put it on the end of Guilmon's nose "I'm gonna put it right here. Perfect."
Guilmon crossed his eyes trying to get a look at it before turning towards Takato "Not bad. What do you think?"
Takato's eyebrow started twitching at this while letting out a nervous chuckle "It's cute, alright."
Naruto just shook his head at the whole thing "I can't believe that actually turned out alright. But just the same, I'm just gonna pretend I didn't just hear Takato call Guilmon cute."
BlackAgumon just nodded his head at this "I'm just gonna pretend this entire thing never happened."
Naruto just turned his attention towards BlackAgumon "Yeah, that's a good idea." Naruto then turned his attention back to the direction they were heading down before all that happened "Come on, we better get going before Ryuho closes up the store for the day." With that said BlackAgumon gave a quick nod of agreement before the two of them took off through the trees.
Down in the City Renamon stood on top of a large skyscraper looking down over the area thinking to herself 'I won the fight, so why do I feel like I lost? Something doesn't feel. Something's missing.' She then took notice of Impmon jumping from rooftop to rooftop "Now what is he up to?"
Impmon continued jumping over rooftops until he came to a stop on the edge of one and looked down at a small brown hair boy and girl fighting over a teddy bear. Watching this Impmon narrowed his eyes while thinking 'Human's, look at them. Dogs have more sense.' Impmon continued to watch the two until his eyes widened slightly as a memory appears to him.
-- Flashback --
Impmon was standing in-between the two brown haired kids before the girl pointed at the boy and said "Impmon, Makoto was a bad boy and broke my toy, so go and teach him a lesson. Ya hear me?"
Impmon just turned his attention towards her and asked "Bad boy?"
Before anything could be said however the brown haired boy, Makoto yelled out "It was broken in the first place, and what about the videogame you took from me!?"
The girl, Ai yelled out "I did it because you always take mine without my permission!"
"Yeah but mama said I could and she's the boss, so take that fat face!"
Ai just narrowed her eyes at him before yelling out "You're a big liar. I'm gonna send Impmon after ya and you can he'll find out the truth!"
"Impmon, she's a big brat and a big fat liar!"
"Don't believe that weasel; now get him before he brakes anything ells!"
Makoto grabbed a hold of Impmon's arm and started pulling him towards himself while calling out "Impmon!"
Seeing this Ai grabbed a hold of Impmon's other arm and started pulling on it as well "Impmon!"
The two of them started arguing with each other as the pulled Impmon back and forth until Impmon yelled out "Knock it off!"
-- End Flashback --
Impmon just continued to watch the both of them until the arms of the teddy bear they were fighting over tore off and they fell on their backs before they started crying. Impmon just rapped his arms around himself and started shaking until he heard something land on the roof behind him and turned around with narrowed eyes "Well, what!?"
Behind him Renamon looked down at him "What is wrong with you?"
Impmon just turned his attention away from her before saying "Huh… Not a blessed thing toots, now toddles." With that said Impmon jumped off the roof and continued on his way.
A sort time latter the sun had started to set causing the sky to turn into a mixture of orange and reds. Impmon was walking on the banisters at the top of a large building, humming a little tune to himself before he stopped in his tracks and turned around to face Renamon standing above him on top of a billboard before. Seeing her looking down at him he yelled out while shaking his fist "Quit following me!"
Renamon just looked down at him "I have a question."
Impmon lowered his fist hearing this "And you assume I care. Actually I do care. Wanna know why I care? Because I'm sure it's gonna be something stupid!" Renamon then just jumped off of the billboard and landed on the banisters right in front of Impmon. Seeing this Impmon turned to the side slightly and closed his eyes while saying "I've learned not to expect much from you human loving digiduds. But maybe there's hope for you, darling, coming to yours truly for the answers. So tell me foxy what can I do you for?" He finished by looking at Renamon out of the corner of his eye and raising a finger into the air.
Once he finally stopped talking Renamon simply said "Why don't you have a partner?" This seamed to take Impmon by surprise and caused him to lose his balance, as he started spinning his arms around in circles to try to regain it before he fell off the building. Not taking notice of this however Renamon continued "Why should a Digimon have a partner?"
Once Renamon asked this Impmon regained his balance and let out a sigh before shrugging his shoulders "Ya got me. No self respecting Digimon needs a partner 'specially a human."
Renamon just continued to look down at him, unmoving "Are you sure?"
Impmon just put his hands on his waist and looked up at the sky "Of cause I am. Humans can be selfish. I'd stay far away from them if I were you. They're trouble with a capital T. I'm sorry fox face did I go a little to fast for you? Ah forget about it."
Impmon then jumped to the corner on the building, still on the banister before Renamon spoke up again "How can we digivolve or increase our strength unless we have a partner?"
At this point Impmon spun around to face Renamon "Ah come on, you're not really buying that one! The powers inside of you forget all the rest!"
"How do I find it?"
Impmon seamed to be taken back by this question before he recomposed himself "I guess you're not very bright. Don't expect me to tell you what to do, you gotta figure it out for yourself."
"I see, I think I get what you're trying to say." Renamon finished by narrowing her eyes slightly.
Impmon stamped his foot down before shaking his arms up and down at his sides "You get what I'm saying!? You're just a noodle like all the rest of them; I get it I get it. Well you're not Einstein and frankly ya make me sick to my stomach!"
"I'll leave you alone then." Renamon then turned around and started to walk away.
Impmon just blinked a few times at this point "Ya wha'?" He then jumped back to his previous spot and shook his fist at Renamon as she jumped up the side of the building next to the one they were standing on "Hey I got a lot more to say, don't you wanna hear!? Ah, Bu-boom."
A short distance away Renamon came to a stop and stood on top of a crane, looking out over the city "Do I need Ruki to fulfil my destiny?"
As Ruki walked back into her house she started heading towards her room before her grandmother poked her head out of the doorway towards Ruki's direction "You're back late today, where've you been?" She then completely stepped out of the doorway as Ruki stopped in her tracks "Hey, would you mind running out and getting me some potatoes? I need them for a special recipe I'm making."
Without turning around Ruki just said in an annoyed voice "Why?"
A small smile appeared on her grandmother's face "Well, because it wouldn't be potato soup without them. Aren't you hungry dear?"
Ruki just narrowed her eyes at this "I hate potatoes, and I don't want any food." With that said she continued heading towards her room. Once she made it to her room she threw her digivice into the wicker bin, which was next to the door, before walking over to the table near the side of the wall. She sat down at the table a glanced down at her hand as Naruto's words past through her head 'I'm sure when the time comes you'll know what to do.' She then narrowed her eyes and balled her fist 'Just how the hell am I supposed to know what to do?' Letting out a frustrated sigh she leaned her head down against the table and closed her eyes.
After a few seconds passed the door to Ruki's room slid open again, revealing her grandmother "Would you like to talk about it?" Ruki remained silent at this before her grandmother spoke up again "You barely ever speak to me. How am I supposed to know what you want? I'm trying to understand you but you always treat me like I'm the enemy. I was your age once you know, if you just give me a chance I might be able to help. Please Ruki, tell me what's wrong."
Without moving from her position Ruki spoke up "Just forget it, you wouldn't understand."
A frown appeared on her grandmother's face hearing this "Maybe you're not old enough to understand this, but no one can make it in this world on their own. People are meant to be together, you're expecting way too much of yourself Ruki." Ruki didn't respond to this and just continued sit at the table with her head resting on it.
The sky began to turn dark as the sun continued to set. Renamon still remained still, standing atop the same crane, looking out over Shinjuku seemingly lost in thought 'I hate to admit it but Impmon might be right.' Renamon's attention was then brought out over the more forest like section of the surrounding park as a digital field burst out of the ground, like a geyser, shooting up into the sky, before dying down and spreading out through the area. Seeing this Renamon said out loud to herself "I must rely on the power within me. I am alone in this world." With that said she clenched her left fist before fading out of the area.
Reappearing in the surrounding area, Renamon looked up at the digital field and narrowed her eyes at it slightly before slowly walking inside of it. As she entered the field Renamon heard a screeching cry that seamed to be coming from all around here. Looking around the area for the source of the screeching, Renamon soon looked strait up and found a Digimon descending on her. The Digimon appeared humanoid for the most part with two legs covered in white feathers that ended in a pair of dark grey bird like feet with dark reddish coloured talons. It had a long white tail with faint golden stripes along it along with what looked like a silver belt. It seamed to have a dark red top on that reached up to around its head with a white feather poking out of either side of its head. It appeared to have a silver helmet like metal hat and armour covering its chest and shoulders. In place of arms it had a pair of white wings with faint golden tips. The Digimon came down on Renamon aiming a kick at her. Seeing this Renamon quickly jumped out of the way just before the Digimon's foot connected with the ground. Renamon flipped in the air before landing across the area from the Digimon before she narrowed her eyes in a glare at it.
Back at Guilmon's hut, as the sun had now set, Juri started walking down the stairs before stopping and turning around to face Takato and Guilmon again. She gave them both a quick wave, which they returned, before calling out "See ya!" Guilmon gave a quick "Bye bye!" before Juri continued "I'll come visit again."
Takato just blinked a few times at this and said "Oh, okay… anytime." With that said Juri turned around and continued walking down the stairs. As Takato and Guilmon watched her leave Guilmon's eyes started twitching as the sticker, which was still on the end of his nose, tickled it. Oblivious to this however Takato spoke up "Guilmon, do you think she likes me?"
Guilmon replied, while still twitching trying not to sneeze "Uh, well…" However that was as far as he could get before he couldn't hold it in anymore and let out a sneeze, blowing the sticker off his nose and shocking Takato out of his little daze.
It was at this point that Takato noticed Jenrya, along with Terriermon, run into the area and stop at the bottom of the stairs. Seeing this Takato called out "Hey Jenrya!"
Coming to a stop at the base of the Jenrya took a second to regain his breath before looking up at Takato and Guilmon and said "He got away from me. Whoever he is he sure is sneaky!"
Takato just nodded his head at this "Yeah, I noticed."
Jenrya brought his had up to his chin into a thinking position while saying "He knew way too much about us."
Once Jenrya had said this Guilmon's eyes turned feral and he let out a low growl as he heard a screeching cry. Seeing this Takato turned towards him before saying "Something the matter Guilmon?" However rather then replying Guilmon took off down the stairs while Takato called out after him "What is it?!"
As Guilmon reached the bottom of the stairs Jenrya moved to the side to avoid Guilmon before he continued running off in the direction the screech had just come from. As Guilmon headed towards the source of the screech Takato came running down the stairs to meet up with Jenrya while Terriermon jumped off of his shoulder and took off after Guilmon while saying "That's either a Digimon or a train wreck!" Takato and Jenrya then took off after their Digimon.
Ruki slowly opened her eyes as she heard a beeping coming from her digivice. She sat back up and looked over at the wicker bin to see the light from her digivice illuminating it. Seeing this she turned back around from it and rested her elbows on the table while placing her hands over her ears in an attempt to drown out the beeping.
A few seconds latter Calumon just seamed to appear out of nowhere, like he usually does, and walked up to the bin looking at the light "Ohh, I better see what it wants." With that said Calumon jumped up onto the rim of the bin and attempted to grab hold of Ruki's digivice, while his legs were flailing around in the air, before the bin tipped over and fell on its side. Calumon came rolling out of the bin and held the digivice up to his face "Well it's not saying much. The light sure is pretty though."
Before Calumon could do anything else however Ruki turned around to face him "Give it here." She reached down and took the digivice out of Calumon's grasp before looking at it herself.
After a few seconds of staring at the screen she placed it on the ground while Calumon called out "But Ruki." Not taking any notice of Calumon Ruki turned back around towards the table and covered her ears again. Seeing this Calumon looked back down at the digivice and picked it up again "Whatever it said didn't go over very well." With that said he looked back up from the screen of the digivice and up towards Ruki.
Naruto was heading towards the digital field, as he jumped from tree branch to tree branch. The light from the moon was reflecting off the metal plate of his new Hitai-ate. The plate was connected to a black fabric that was rapped around his forehead and trailed down to about mid-back, slowly fading from back to red near the ends of the fabric. The old, scratched, Konoha Hitai-ate was wrapped around his belt, hanging next to his card deck holder.
Following close behind, also jumping between tree branches, was BlackAgumon. BlackAgumon was also wearing a new Hitai-ate; the metal plate was attached to a red fabric that was tied loosely around his neck.
As the two continued on to their destination Naruto looked back, over his shoulder, at BlackAgumon. A small smirk appeared on his face "About time you were able to keep up with me."
BlackAgumon's eyes just narrowed into a glare as he continued to keep pace with Naruto "Bastard, after all the crap you've been putting me through I'm surprised I can't move at super sonic speeds."
Hearing this Naruto turned his attention back to looking at where he's going while his smirk twitched into a slight grin and he let out a soft chuckle, that was unheard by BlackAgumon. The two of them continued to race through the trees until they were just outside of the digital field when Naruto heard what sounded like a whizzing sound 'Huh, what the hell is that? It sounds almost like…' Naruto's eyes widened at this 'OH SHIT!' Quickly turning around Naruto yelled out "AGUMON, GET DOWN!!"
Before BlackAgumon could respond to this however Naruto had turned around and tackled him to the ground, just before several metal objects passed over their heads. Not seeing this however once they hit the ground BlackAgumon blinked a few time before shouting out "What the fuck was that for?!"
Not paying attention to BlackAgumon however Naruto turned his head in the direction of the tree to their side and found that the metal objects were imbedded in it. Seeing what they were Naruto raised an eyebrow before narrowing his eyes "Kunai?"
Hearing this BlackAgumon stopped glaring at Naruto and stood back up before turned to the tree with a raised non-existent eyebrow "Huh, what the?" Before anything else could be said however they heard laughter fill the area.
Naruto, who was still crouching on the ground, started looking around for the source of the laughter when he and BlackAgumon heard a disembodied voice speak up "Impressive. I'd heard the rumours but I didn't think them to be true." Naruto then turned his attention towards a tree branch when a swirl of leaves appeared on it. The leaves slowly died down revealing a Digimon standing on the branch. The Digimon had a round body that actually seamed to be its head. It wore a purple hat that came down to just above its mouth with two eyeholes cut into it, allowing its golden brown eyes to be seen. Its arm were crossed in front of itself and seamed to be covered in what looked like the sleeves of a fishnet top. It also had on purple and white gloves and black, spiked, shoulder pads. Its legs were also covered in a fishnet material and it had on a pair of purple shoes with what appeared to be two black toes. Finally it had a sheathed katana strapped to its back, using the material hanging down from the back of its hat.
Looking up at the Digimon Naruto pulled his digivice out and pointed it at it. A holographic image of the Digimon appeared over the screen of the digivice before Naruto read out the information "Kougamon, a mutant data type Digimon, Champion level. Its attacks are Ninja Knife Throwing and Koga-Style Swords Dance." Naruto then re-clipped his digivice onto his belt before looking back up at Kougamon with a slight smirk on his face "So he's a Ninja, huh."
Kougamon just stared down at Naruto with a sneer "So the real world has indeed learned of the ninja arts, but I wonder is that the extent of your abilities." Naruto narrowed his eyes at Kougamon at this before BlackAgumon started to walk past Naruto and towards Kougamon. Seeing this Kougamon closed his eyes and spoke again "As expected of a tamer sending your Digimon in to do your fighting for you, how disappointing." Kougamon then reopened his eyes "But then again you can't expect a mere human ninja to able to stand up to the flawless abilities of a ninja Digimon." Kougamon finished with a confidant smirk on his face.
BlackAgumon continued towards Kougamon before Naruto stood up and placed his arm in front of him, stopping him from advancing. This caused BlackAgumon to cast a confused look at Naruto. However Naruto was looking up at the smug form of Kougamon with a heated glare. Sensing BlackAgumon's confusion however Naruto spoke up, without taking his eyes off of Kougamon "Not this time. This freak show of a ninja is mine."
BlackAgumon just narrowed his eyes at Naruto "This is some sort of ninja pride thing, isn't it?"
Naruto nodded his head at this "Yeah, something like that."
Hearing this BlackAgumon let out a sigh before saying "Fine." He then walked over to a nearby tree and lent against it with his arms crossed over his chest "Just remember, don't lose."
Naruto just let out a snort hearing this "That goes without saying." He then turned his attention back towards Kougamon, who was just looking at him passively "Well then, let's find out just how flawless you really are." With that said Naruto charged at the tree Kougamon was in while Kougamon narrowed his eyes into a glare and unfolded his arms, preparing for the battle.
Guilmon rushed into the digital field, growling as he sensed the Digimon inside, with Takato, Jenrya and Terriermon running close behind. Once they made it inside the field Takato and Jenrya came to a stop and remover their shades and goggles while a loud screeching filled the area. Looking in the direction of the screech they saw Renamon standing on the ground looking up at the airborne humanoid Digimon. Seeing this Takato called out "Renamon's in a fight!" Takato pulled out his digivice as the Digimon charged at Renamon. Renamon jumped out of the way of the charging Digimon and flipped in the air before landing back on the ground.
Takato pointed his digivice at the Digimon as a holographic image of it appeared over the screen before Takato read out the information on the Digimon to the others "Wow, its Harpymon. That's one nasty Digimon with a screech like nails down at chalkboard. Renamon's gonna have a tough time dealing with her Wind Seeker attack."
As Takato brought his digivice down Jenrya looked around and called out Ruki's name before Takato spoke up again "I don't see her anywhere."
As they were continuing to look for Ruki, Guilmon and Terriermon charge into the battle against Harpymon. However Harpymon caught sight of this out of the corner of her eyes and turned in their direction before crossing her winged arms over her chest, then with a cry of "Wind Seeker!" Harpymon threw her winged arms forwards shooting out a crescent blue blast of solidified wind in their direction. The blast of wing connected with the ground and ran between Guilmon and Terriermon, creating a deep gash in the ground. The blast from the attack caused Terriermon and Guilmon to lose their footing and both tumbled to the ground.
Taking advantage of Harpymon's momentary distraction Renamon jumped into the air and curled herself up as small glowing shards of diamonds appeared around her body. She then spread her arms out and with a cry of "Diamond Storm!" the shards of diamonds then flew down at Harpymon, however Harpymon managed to twist her body around the attack causing it pass harmlessly under her winged arm before she charged straight towards Renamon. Seeing this however Renamon brought her right arm up and once Harpymon was in range slammed her forearm down against the side of Harpymon's head, knocking her down to the ground.
Kougamon just watched as Naruto charged towards him with a sneer on is face before he jumped off the tree branch in the air. While in the air he pulled something out from behind his back and threw whatever they were at Naruto with a cry of "Ninja Throwing Knives!"
As Naruto saw the incoming mass of projectiles he pumped chakra into his legs and skidded to a stop while pulling out his kunai. Bringing up his kunai Naruto managed to deflect the projectiles before catching the last one between his fingers. Looking down at it the object in his hand Naruto raised an eyebrow at what he saw "Six star shuriken?" The shuriken in his hand then gave off a bright glow before Naruto's eyes widened and he threw it to the side, right before it exploding "Exploding shuriken?!"
Kougamon just let out a chuckle at this before jumping into the air again before throwing another barrage of shuriken and Kunai with another cry of "Ninja Throwing Knives!" Seeing this Naruto took off again towards Kougamon, weaving in and out of the hail of projectiles. Once finally in range Naruto narrowed his eyes and pumped chakra into his legs before jumping up towards Kougamon. Naruto held out his kunai and once he made it in range of Kougamon he plunged it into him. However his eyes widened as Kougamon body just seamed to turn into leaves before blowing away into the wind. As Naruto headed towards the ground the only thing going through his mind was 'Kawarimi?'
Once Naruto landed back on the ground in a crouch he slammed his kunai back into his holster before he scanned the area for any sign of Kougamon. However before he could pinpoint his position he heard a rustling in the tree over to his side and quickly turned his head in the direction only to see another barrage of kunai and shuriken heading right for him. Seeing this Naruto's eyes widened slightly "Shit!" He pushed off the ground and almost seamed to glide along the ground before he bent his back as another kunai passed over him, quickly followed by another barrage causing Naruto to back flip away from them.
However when he came to a stop he heard Kougamon call out "Dancing Leaves!" and turned his head to see a swirl of leaves appear behind him, revealing Kougamon with his hand on the hilt of his Katana and a sinister grin on his face. Kougamon then unsheathed his katana and grabbed it with both hands before calling out "Koga-Style Swords Dance!" and bringing it down upon Naruto.
Naruto eyes widened seeing this before Kougamon's blade cut right through him. A large smirk appeared on Kougamon's face as at this "Huh, told you." However his eyes widened as he saw Naruto disappear in a cloud of smoke to be replaced by a log that was split in two from his sword slash "What the?!" However he was cut off as heard Naruto call out "Rasengan!" Turning around Kougamon caught sight of Naruto appearing behind him with a blue ball of swirling chakra in his hand. Naruto thrust his attack towards Kougamon, however Kougamon managed to twist his body out of the way at the last second, narrowly avoiding the attack. Seeing as his attack missed Naruto's Rasengan died down before disappearing. Before Kougamon could counter Naruto placed his hands on the ground and spun his body around delivering a powerful kick to the side of Kougamon, causing him to fly back before rolling along the ground.
Once Kougamon came to a stop he pulled himself up to his feat and re-sheathed his katana before saying "Huh, perhaps you do have some skill." He then shot a glare at Naruto before bringing his hands into the Ohitsuji (Ram) seal "But, don't think you have what it takes to beat me. Bunshin No Jutsu!" Once he finished saying this clones of Kougamon just seamed to run out of him and head towards Naruto. Once they all reached Naruto all of the Kougamon started running around Naruto in circles. As the Kougamon continued to run around Naruto they all called out "By the time you manage to locate the real one it'll be to late." Naruto narrowed his eyes and looked from left to right at the surrounding, laughing, Kougamon before they spoke up again "Now you see, this is the difference between you and me." Naruto then stopped looking around and turned his attention to right in front of himself before closing his eyes.
Takato and Jenrya watched as Harpymon hit the ground from the force of the blow delivered to her by Renamon when they heard quick footsteps coming closer towards them and turned around to find Ruki running into the digital field, quickly followed by Calumon. Seeing this Jenrya simply called out her name while Takato said "Just in time."
As Harpymon pulled herself off the ground and took off back into the air, facing Renamon again, Terriermon turned away from Ruki and back towards Renamon while saying "Hey Renamon, look who finally made an entrance."
Hearing this Renamon turned her attention away from Harpymon and looked over at Ruki. It almost seamed like a small smile appeared on her face before she turned her attention back towards Harpymon and jumped up into the air towards her with her fist pulled back. Once Renamon was right in front of Harpymon she delivered a powerful punch to her gut, knocking the wind out of her. Before Harpymon could recover however Renamon spun around and delivering a roundhouse kick to the side of her head knocking her out of the sky and causing her to crash into the ground again. Renamon landed back down on the ground and looked down at the fallen form of Harpymon 'Impmon was right. I willed myself strength and it came.'
Ruki just stared out at Renamon thinking to herself 'Renamon was powerful even without my help. I knew she didn't want me.'
While Ruki was thinking about this Takato and Jenrya were watching Renamon just standing in front of Harpymon before Takato spoke up "She's frozen like a statue."
With out turning his attention away from Renamon Jenrya spoke up "Isn't she gonna finish off Harpymon and load her data?"
Ruki just blink as she watched Renamon looking down at Harpymon before Renamon spoke up "I could load the data of every opponent I fight and then take them apart one by one." She then closed her eyes before continuing "But what's the point after it's all over?"
While Renamon seamed lost in thought Harpymon started to slowly move. After a few seconds while Renamon's eyes were still closed Harpymon sat up and crossed her winged arms over her chest before calling out "Wind Seeker!" Hearing this Renamon's eyes shot open just in time to see Harpymon throw her winged arms out firing a crescent blade of solidified wind at her. The blade of wind connected with Renamon, throwing her back, as she let out a cry of pain. As Renamon hit the ground Ruki looked on with wide eyes. Harpymon then flew towards Renamon before she tried to stab the talons on her feat into Renamon. Seeing this Renamon rolled to the right before she could be stabbed, however Harpymon then brought down her other foot in another attempt to skewer Renamon on her talons. Renamon then rolled to the left only to have to roll back to the right as Harpymon's foot came down again.
Naruto's eyes snapped open as the Kougamon continued to run around him. He crouched down slightly before jumping into the air. Wind started swirling around him before he seamed to just vanish from the spot he was in. Naruto reappeared on the branch of a tree and through his fist out into thin air; however it seamed to connect with something before Kougamon seamed to shimmer into existence in the same spot Naruto's fist had just shot into, revealing that Naruto's punch had connected with Kougamon right between the eyes, causing him to stumble back slightly. Before he had any chance to recover Naruto spun around a delivered a roundhouse kick to the side of Kougamon, sending him flying out of the tree.
As Kougamon continued from the force of the blow, he flew through his bunshins causing them to dissipate. Once Kougamon hit the ground and came to stop he pulled himself up and shot a glare at Naruto as he dropped down out of the tree "How? How did you know?!"
Naruto just let out a snort hearing this "Your bunshins are simply illusions. The wind doesn't move around them and there is no weight in their steps." Naruto closed his eyes and a small smirk appeared on his face "Oh yeah, also…" he then opened his eyes again and finished saying "That don't have any shadows."
Kougamon ground his teeth together hearing this while glaring at Naruto "Bastard, you dare mock me. You're nothing compared to me, you hear me, nothing!" Kougamon then reached behind his back and unsheathed his katana while a large smirk appeared on his face "Okay, you wanna prove you're so tough. Then let's bring this down to one final strike, huh. Or are you afraid of my superior power?"
Naruto just shook his head at this slightly and let out a sigh before narrowing his eyes at Kougamon into a glare and pulling out his kunai again "As you wish. We'll settle this with one final strike." Naruto then moved his kunai into a reverse grip while holding it out in front of himself. Kougamon grabbed his katana in both hands and held it out the side with the tip of the blade touching the ground.
Naruto and Kougamon just stared out over at each other with narrowed eyes hardening into glares. The two stood perfectly still sizing the other up for their final confrontation. The wind blew past both of them and met in the middle of the area swirling around each other. Then as if on some sort of invisible signal the two charged at each other, calling out their one, individual, battle cries. Once the two met in the middle of the area they both swung out with their separate blades. The light of the moon reflected off the two blades as they connected, obscuring BlackAgumon's view of the clash, causing him to turn his head away. Once BlackAgumon turned his attention back towards the area Naruto and Kougamon were on the opposite side of area from where they started. Kougamon was standing perfectly still with his katana held out in front of him with both hands. Naruto was crouched down on one knee with his right arm brought up across his chest, kunai still in hand. Seeing this BlackAgumon pushed himself off the tree and looked over in Naruto.
Naruto's head was held down, shadowing his eyes. Suddenly a large gash appeared running up along his right arm and blood splashed out of it. Naruto let out a small chuckle at this point before slowly raising his head revealing his eyes that now had a hard look to them. The pupils of his eyes had changed into slits and small gold flecks had appeared in the iris of his right eye. Naruto then spoke up revealing that even his voice had developed a hard edge to it "And you call yourself a ninja, you're pathetic."
Hearing this Kougamon looked at Naruto out of the corner of his eye before the blade of his katana snapped in half. Kougamon's eyes then widened as he began to fall forwards before bursting into flakes of red digital data.
Naruto then turned his attention back to the direction in front of himself before his eyes widened slightly while they flashed red before turning back to normal. Naruto shook his head slightly before looking back up into the area in front of him. He then lifted up his kunai and started spinning it on his finger before throwing it out in the direction in front of himself.
As Renamon kept rolling left and right in order to evade Harpymon's talons Ruki reached down to deck in order to pull a card out, however she found it missing. Quietly she said to herself "Oh no." as she remembered leaving her deck by her futon the previous night. Ruki then turned her attention back towards Renamon to see her still attempting to evade Harpymon attacks. Seeing this she started franticly looking around the area until a kunai came flying into the area and imbedded itself in the ground at her feet. Not thinking about where it came from she quickly grabbed it off the ground and started running towards the forms of Renamon and Harpymon.
As Ruki ran past Takato and Jenrya, Jenrya called out "Ruki, come back!"
However Ruki ignored them as she continued to run up to Renamon and Harpymon. When she was close enough she pulled her hand back before stabbing the kunai into Harpymon's back. Harpymon let out a scream of pain before Ruki pulled the kunai back out of her back. Harpymon then spun around and glared down, angrily, at Ruki and let out another shriek as Renamon pulled herself back up off the ground.
Ruki's eyes Widened as Harpymon prepared to strike her. Seeing this Takato yelled out "Ruki!" while Jenrya yelled out "No!" Calumon stared on with wide eyes as the triangle on his forehead lit up giving off a red glow.
Large streams of blue digital data started racing around Renamon forming what looked to be a large blue egg of swirling data. "Renamon digivolved too..." The blue shell of data exploded revealing a larg yellow nine tailed fox with a yin yang symbol on her head and the tips of her nine tails and her four paws were glowing a ghostly blue. "Kyubimon!"
Kyubimon then jumped up and positioned herself between Ruki and Harpymon, causing Harpymon to fly back up into the air away from Ruki. Harpymon glared down at Kyubimon and crossed her arms over her chest and called out "Wind Seeker!" However before she could finish her attack Kyubimon spread out her nine tails as small ghostly blue coloured fireballs appeared on the tips of them, and with a cry of "Fox Tail Inferno!" Kyubimon fired the nine fireballs at Harpymon. All nine of the fireballs collided with Harpymon knocking her back and cancelling out her attack. Harpymon continued to be pushed back as she let out a screech of pain before bursting into flakes of red digital data.
Surprised by the fact that Kyubimon was just standing there Ruki spoke up "You're not loading her data?"
Without turning around Kyubimon simply stated "No."
Ruki just raised an eyebrow at this in confusion before asking "But, why not?"
"Because I don't need it anymore."
The flakes of data then started to disperse along with the digital field itself while Ruki said "I don't understand."
Kyubimon turned her head around to face Ruki this time before saying "I don't need an opponent's data because I have you."
Ruki seamed to be taken back by this "Uh, because of me?"
Kyubimon then finished turning around and walked up to her "Ruki, you just saved my life. Why did you do it?"
Hearing this Ruki turned her head away "Someone had to do it, you saved my life once."
Narrowing her eyes slightly Kyubimon asked "You were just repaying a debt?"
Without turning her face towards her Ruki spoke up "No, that's not what I meant. You're my partner."
Kyubimon just looked at her for a second before saying "And that's what partners do. We protect each other. Is that what you're saying?"
Turning her attention back towards Kyubimon, Ruki let out a slight chuckle "Yeah, something like that. We'll watch each others backs."
Ruki then remembered the kunai in her hand and looked down at it. Seeing the kunai in her hand Kyubimon spoke up "Where did you get that anyway?"
Ruki just shrugged her shoulders "I don't really know."
She then looked over in the direction that the kunai had appeared from and saw Naruto standing next a tree in the surrounding area as BlackAgumon walked up to him. A small smile tugged at the corner of Naruto's mouth before he gave a slight nod of his head in her direction before he slowly turned around and began walking away, with BlackAgumon close behind. A small amount of wind then swirled up around both of them and they disappeared into night.
Seeing this Ruki looked back down at the kunai in her hand and a small blush appeared on her cheeks before she whispered out to herself "I guess I did know what to do after all."
Jutsus and Techniques
Shunshin: (Body Flicker Jutsu)
D Rank Technique
User: Uzumaki Naruto
Description: Lets the user surround themselves in surrounding objects like leaves before teleporting to a short ranged location.
Kawarimi No Jutsu: (Body Replacement Jutsu)
D Rank Technique
User: Uzumaki Naruto
Description: Lets the user replace themselves with a nearby object, usually to escape an incoming attack and position themselves for a counter attack.
Bunshin No Jutsu: (Clone Jutsu)
D Rank/Champion Technique
Description: The user creates illusionary clones of itself.
Champion Level Technique
Description: Throws Vanishes in a pile of leaves to turn himself into a small tornado to escape or damage the opponent quickly.
Ninja Knife Throwing
Champion Level Technique
Description: Throws several kunai and shuriken that explode on contact with the enemy.
Koga-Style Swords Dance
Champion Level Technique
Description: Stabs and slashes the opponent with the sword on its back.
Armor Level Technique
Description: Flaps its wings to release guts of wind so strong they cut like knives.
Armor Level Technique
Description: Shoots off a bolt of red lightning from it's stinger.
Armor Level Technique
Description: Stabs it's opponent with it's poisonous stinger.
There we go the next chapter of Naruto's Going Digital is up and ready to go.
AN/. Okay, I'm closing the poll for SkullGreymon now so the final vote score is 83 for Yes and 27 for No. So the first time BlackAgumon digivolves to Ultimate he will turn into SkullGreymon. Remember SkullGreymon will only be a one time thing, after that he will turn into his true Ultimate form. Okay so SkullGreymon will be making his appearance in three or four chapters.
Secondly, people have been sending me requests to give Naruto a second partner. After thinking about this for awhile I've come up with an idea that would work for him receiving a second partner. His second partner would either be Gatomon or BlackGatomon. Since it would be his second partner there would be some limitation on it, such as being limited to only being able to reach Ultimate. BlackAgumon being his first partner would be the only one Naruto would be able to biomerge with. Now I'm not sure how everyone feels about Naruto having a second Digimon so I've decided to put it to a vote.
Naruto's second partner
1). / Gatomon
2). / BlackGatomon
3). / Just Agumon
Okay now which two characters from the Naruto world do you want to become tamers latter on in the story.
1). / 57 / Shikamaru, partner Ryudamon
2). / 1 / Choji, partner KoKabuterimon
3). / 5 / Kiba, partner Labramon
4). / 7 / Shino, partner Fanbeemon
5). / 6 / Neji, partner Kudamon
6). / 23 / Lee, partner Coronamon
7). / 13 / Ino, partner Lalamon
8). / 57 / Hinata, partner Lunamon
9). / 26 / Tenten, partner Dracomon
AN/. I'm just going to say this now, even if Hinata is the one to become a tamer, and it is looking like she will from the way things are going, she will not and I repeat not be paired up with Naruto.
Next time "Ch13 Before The Storm" so till then see ya, and don't forget to review.