Hi guys, I'm back. Finally settled into school again and I realised that I had good new ideads for this story so with much ado. The continuation from the last shocker. One and a half years have passed since the last chapter and yes Matt is still dead, boo hoo. I don't like writing about him dead but anyway. Hope you enjoy. See Ya.
"Morning, Tai, you want anything?" A ragged Kari entered the Kamiya's living room, rubbing sleep from her eyes. Tai turned to her, equally as tired looking.
"No thanks, I was just.." Tai pointed to the television, words unable to escape his mouth.
"It's OK. I heard a lot of noise last night, was Gabumon alright?" Kari asked, pouring milk into a mug.
"He keeps Digivolving uncontrollably and then just passing out. It's not fair on the little guy."
"It's not fair on us!" Kari shouted, Tai looked down pained by his own memories.
"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to..."
"Good Morning!" Gabumon said as he entered the room smiling. Kari waved and smiled back softly. Tai turned and nodded pleasantly at Gabumon and he nodded back similarly.
"How is everyone?" He asked cheerily.
"We're fine, Gabumon. Why are you so happy?" Kari asked. Gabumon turned to her and gestured for her to lean close to him.
"I don't want Tai to know, but I felt that Matt was still here last night, again." He whispered, but unfortunately loud enough for Tai to hear.
"Don't worry Gabumon, I don't mind talking about it. Besides, what did you mean 'you felt he was still here'?" Tai pondered, his face alight with curiosity. Kari sunk her head onto the kitchen table and slumped into a chair. She knew what was coming. Gabumon had been claiming to see Matt for the last three weeks and even though Tai also knew what was coming, he still listened intently.
"Well, I was sitting on your bed and I felt a hand on my shoulder. I turned around and it looked like Matt but he disappeared. And then I heard him whisper something in my ear. He said: 'Don't give up, you're so close' and then he was gone again." Kari shot up from her slump. Gabumon had actually heard Matt, she had to speak to Izzy and the other Digimon.
Kari entered her room and got dressed quickly. As she turned leave she saw the picture that was taken once they had finished their first trip in the Digital World. So much had changed since that picture. Matt had been dead for the past year and a half. Izzy had moved out of town, but he returned recently. Mimi was still in America, suffering the loss of Matt in her own way with Palmon. Apparently she had become unresponsive to everyone other than Palmon. Joe had discovered that grief was easier with a familiar face around and had moved closer to Mimi along with Gomamon. Sora had moved out of Odaiba with Biyomon and back to Highton View Terrace, she felt that was better than being around Tai at such a time. But secretly, Kari knew it was because she couldn't face an area with so many memories of Matt in it. TK had been missing for the past year and a half. Patamon and Gatomon had become trapped in their Champion and Ultimate forms, whilst still looking closely after their babies. Tai was so upset he hadn't left the house since Matt died and Gabumon stayed with him through it all, after Agumon was destroyed by Shadowmon. And Shadowmon, well he continued to terrorize Digimon all around the Digital World. For Kari it had been a long time since she had seen either of the two brothers. She knew she would never see Matt again, and that pained her horribly, but for TK well whenever she thought about him, her light shone brighter than ever. Tentomon had also spent the last year inside Izzy's computer searching for a way to destroy Shadowmon, once and for all. Kari picked up the picture and tossed it in the trash can. Besides what good was a picture that didn't mean anything anymore.
Kari walked down the street, many people offering their sorrows for her. It had been so long since she had left the house and everyone must have been so shocked to see her on the streets. One man shoved past, glared at Kari and then realised who she was and got down on his knees in forgiveness. After people had found out how strong Gatomon was, they suddenly feared her. She eventually reached Izzy's place, where she was unexpectedly greeted by Mrs. Izumi.
"Hello, Kari. How are you?" She asked, smiling.
"I'm fine, if you don't mind me asking. How come your at Izzy's apartment?" Kari asked. Mrs Izumi smiled again.
"Oh, I'm just here to collect Izzy's laundry, computer whiz, useless with a dryer. Come on in, do you want a drink. I know how far it is from your house, I get tired going up a flight of stairs." Kari shook her head politely and entered after Mrs. Izumi. It was nice to be around someone who wasn't afraid of her or who were constantly offering their sympathies for her and Tai. Kari wasn't even sure if Mrs. Izumi knew Matt was dead, no wait, she was at the funeral. Kari walked into the main room and smiled at Izzy, who was hard at work on his computer. He turned around and got up to hug Kari. She held him tight in the embrace. Izzy seemed taken aback she wouldn't let go. He could hear soft weeping coming from Kari. He held her face softly and looked her in the eyes.
"What's wrong?" He asked. Kari rubbed her eyes dry and pulled Izzy close again.
"You remind me so much of TK, and I haven't seen him in forever. I've barely spoken to Tai and you're the only one who stayed by us." Kari said, tears rolling down her face.
"I will always be here, I'll never leave you, never." He whispered. Kari pulled away and composed herself again.
"So what do we have, anything?" Kari asked. Izzy looked glum.
"Do you really want to know?" Kari nodded, "I had a pretty disturbing email recently. I think it was Matt, look." Izzy pulled up the email on his computer screen. It showed a message, that was kind of scrambled but readable. It read:
Izzy, I know you're there. Help me, he's got me trapped. I need help. Ma...
The bottom cut off abruptly.
"How do you know it's him and not some lunatic?" Kari asked. Izzy pulled up a sound file on his computer and played it.
'I know you're there, help me. Please God help me. He's torturing me. I can't take it. I think I'm dead, or even worse. Oh God, he's back. No!!!'
Kari fell silent, similar to Izzy. She dashed out of the room and ran out the door, on her way back to her home. Izzy sat back down at his computer and turned around to face Tentomon sitting next to him.
"Should we have told her?" Tentomon asked. Izzy shook his head.
"She's not ready for it, it would break her heart even more. Now come on help me find out where this e-mail's from." Tentomon flew over to the computer screen and using Izzy's Digivice opened the gate.
Kari shot down the road as fast as she could, not noticing anyone she passed. Except for one. A familiar face, she turned around on her heels. She ran after the person and turned them around quickly. It was TK.
"I spent so long looking for you." She said, tearing escaping her eyes.
"I know." He replied.
"Where have you been?" She asked.
"Why didn't you call?"
"I really couldn't."
"Did you hear about Matt?"
"Is there anything I can do?"
"Can I come back to yours?"
"Sure." Kari locked her hand tightly to TK's and wandered back slowly with him. Everything would be better she knew that for sure. When they returned home, Tai was ecstatic, TK was the closest to Matt he knew he would ever have and that made everything shine for him. Gabumon felt a weight in his chest lift and it wasn't long before they contacted Angemon and Angewomon. They said they would arrive as soon as possible. Kari felt her light shining and knew this would be able to reflect on everyone else. Night came quickly for them all and Tai slept peacefully with Gabumon at his side. Kari and TK shared a bed for the first time in a long time. He wrapped his arms closely around Kari and promised to never let go. Sometime after midnight Angemon and Angewomon returned with the babies. Angemon shot over to TK and hugged him.
"You are like a son to me and I never want you to leave again."
"I won't Angemon, and besides I can never leave you again." Angewomon walked over to TK, tears underneath her visor trickling out.
"We lost you and your brother TK. But now we've found you, maybe Matt's only a heartbeat away." Angewomon said holding TK close. She let go and the babies swarmed him. They all clung onto his pyjamas and looked up to see he was crying.
"What's wrong?" Kari asked. TK turned to her.
"I miss him. Every second of my life, I'm going to miss him. I just want him here." He muttered between tears.
"Guys, you can stay in the spare room, it's already made up." Kari said. Angemon nodded.
"Thank you, Kari. Come on Angewomon, let us leave them in peace." Angewomon smiled and said goodbye to Kari. She left and the babies followed.
"I've really missed you." Kari muttered. She leaned in close to TK and said goodnight.
What do you think about that? Peace Out.