Here is Chapter One of Syedaabbas8's Private Challenge, Slavery. I fixed a lot of mistakes and uploaded the story all over again.
Disclaimer: I don't own Digimon.
Davis Motomiya hated his sister at the moment. Well, to be fair, maybe hate was too strong a word. He settled for seriously disliking her. Normally, the two siblings got along pretty good. They had their share of fights and teasing, but nothing major.
Today, June was drawing the line.
"Come on, Lunamon, don't be shy…tell me!" June's voice drifted out of her bedroom. A little over a year ago, June, Yolei's sisters Momoe and Chizuru, and Joe's older brother Jim had received Digivices and became Digidestined. It was right after the second battle with Diaboromon, and a new problem had arisen in the Digital World.
With the help of Davis, Yolei, Kari, T.K., Ken, and Cody, they had vanquished the evil, and were doing great handling their responsibilities to both worlds. Lunamon was June's Digimon partner, and she had become one of June's best friends.
Pressing his ear quietly against June's door, Davis could hear Lunamon laughing. In many ways, she was June's polar opposite, often shy about voicing what she wanted. But the two made a great team.
"I know…is it Gaomon?" June whispered her guess, but it was a loud whisper that Davis heard anyway.
Gaomon was Jim's partner. He reminded Davis of Gabumon—wise, sensible, and furry.
"YOU LIKE GAOMON?" June squealed, and Davis covered his ears to drown out the sound of her 'annoying voice'. Who did June think she was, the Digimon Matchmaker? "That is so romantic, Lunamon!"
He rolled his eyes. Digimon didn't need anymore help than humans did finding a date. Patamon and Gatomon were a strong testament to that fact. They were united on the same front, and had so much love for one another. Considering all they had gone through together, it was no wonder.
"Now she's got me thinking sappy," Davis grumbled, mentally slapping himself. June had good intentions, though. She would do anything for Lunamon.
"Davis, is that you?" June yelled.
Darn it, here she comes…
June's door swung open, nearly knocking Davis over in the process. His sister glared at him, hands on her hips. "Were you eavesdropping?" she demanded.
Ouch, her eyes are like daggers, Davis cringed inwardly. "No, but really, June, who are you to be handing out dating advice?" he blurted out, thinking of her past track record when it came to guys.
June wasn't fazed. "For your information, Jim and I have a great relationship!" June snapped, Lunamon giggling beside her.
Last year, June had begun dating Jim Kido. Actually, she had matured a lot since then, and attended the same college in Kyoto as her boyfriend.
"It was just a joke," Davis grinned. Thinking about Jim and June together brought Davis' thoughts to Kari. After the battle with MaloMyotismon, he had realized that Kari belonged with T.K., and had gracefully accepted it when the two started dating.
June wasn't the only one who had done some growing up.
"Well, Lunamon and I are heading over to Jim's, see you later," June waved, grabbing her purse and walking out with Lunamon, yelling, "Tell Mom I won't be home for dinner!"
Davis watched them go, thinking of Veemon. It had been a while since Davis had heard from him. He hoped that Veemon was just busy romancing the ladies, but something deep inside told Davis to be worried.
The gate lay in shambles. A frozen wind permeated the air, chilled the bones rotting in their shallow graves. A sign, Gate Number Three, dusty with cobwebs, groaned on its ancient post: the epitaph that led the dead into their final slumber.
They were just data, the unfortunate many that lived no more. Their killer stared into the desolation, heart bare, empty as trees standing on a feeble foundation. He grinned, raised his hands, and began absorbing the data into his own body.
While only a few months had passed on Earth since the Digidestined had last been to the Digital World, years had gone by here.
A New Order had come.
"Dragomon, take the prisoners—I grow weary of this area," Daemon said, turning to a dark presence behind him.
"Gladly," Dragomon's voice rumbled, and he advanced on a group of Digimon cowering near the remains of the fallen gate. He conjured a large net, and threw it over the Digimon, who were too terrified to move.
Tai, help us…Agumon thought frantically as cold darkness fell upon him and his friends.