Alright, now these were SUPPOSED to be two separate themes, but there was an interesting thing with this chapter. Basically, it works too well for both, and I couldn't think of a either a Light or Dark thing. This means my 100 themes fic will have 99 chapters. Go figure.

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Disclaimer: If I owned Reboot, we wouldn't have ended with that damn cliffhanger, alright? Alright.

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Theme #3 AND #4: Light and Dark

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Web Creatures cannot stand strong light. It stuns them, renders them immobile and docile. Fax Modem and Data Nully had processed many theories between them about why this was so, but they had never managed to compute the answer.

Bob knew first-hand the reason why, now; Web Creatures came from the Web, and the Web was dark. Even the strongest data storms kept what light they made mostly to themselves.

The reason behind this darkness had more to do with the density of the data than anything else Bob could think of. The data was so thick in the Web…nothing could get very far with any real speed, including light. A distance that would take a cycle to travel in the Net took double, even triple the time inside the Web.

Tears, normally unwelcome sights in the Net, were one of the few things in the Web that Bob was truly happy to see. They were brilliant beacons, their light a promise that there was still a Net left to go home to. All he had to do was find a way to follow that light, follow it out of the darkness and back home…

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