Promise: Preview

AN: Well, here it is, the promised sneak peek of my big fic in the works. It's going to take some more time before everything is ready for it though. I have at least four more chapters of 'Four Years Through Our Eyes' that I want to write (and need to for the big fic to make sense) and two mini fics. I also like to prewrite chapters in case I fall behind my deadline so I'll still have something to post. Mind you the story is not written yet but it is mapped out. These are just a few scenes I pulled out from the map and fleshed out. They may or may not be used and are subject to change. In the meantime, enjoy! I chose to use Alice as the narrator (so you can imagine it) because she has such a great voice for it (the English dubbing of her was very well done). Also if interested, this was written while I was listening to: Blurry by Puddle of Mud, so you can look it up if you want to setup a better mood for it I guess, I used the extended version BTW (it's about five minutes long lol)

Disclaimer: I don't own Digimon, I own a DVD set of it now (03, the best season ever) but that's it. Digimon and its characters are the property of Bandi Namco Entertainment.

Four years have passed since the defeat of the digital entity known as the D-Reaper, four years of change and constancy.

Rumiko smirked as she watched the two teens before her fighting and arguing over the last stick of dango.

"I paid for them, so I should get it!" Takato growled as he held Rika's hand back from reaching its intended goal.

"Well I'm your girlfriend so I should get it!" she countered.

"Ah young love, must be nice to be completely oblivious to everything going on around you," Rumiko thought as she quickly took several snapshots of the two with her cell phone's camera.

But four years of change and four years of battle…

"What on earth…?"

"Something up Riley?" Tally asked looking over to her fellow tech, concerned by her tone.

"Yeah, but…I'm not sure what it is, it's almost like…"

Both of the technicians nearly fell from their chairs when the room's soft dim lights suddenly shifted to flashing bright red. The sudden shift in lighting was immediately followed by a blaring alarm and warnings flashing on the control rooms monitors.

"Tally, Riley, I want a sitrep now!" Yamaki shouted as he ran through the control room's entrance.

Was only the beginning.

"Ryo! Behind you!" Takato shouted knowing that Ryo couldn't see the attacking coming from behind.

"What the, where did that come fro-"


Decade old mysteries return to the present.

"Henry…help…" the voice pleaded so softly it might as well have been a whisper.

"Wait, who are you, where are you?!"

"I don't…have much time…Henry, I'm so sorry, please forgive me."

"Wait! Sorry for what?! Come back!"

Old allies return

"Aw man, please don't tell me we've got to fight this guy too!" Ryo groaned.

"Relax your majesty, he's on our side," Rika shot back dryly.

"It is good that you have returned," Omnimon stated as his gaze shifted from Ryo back to Takato.

"Man you have no idea how glad we are to see you," Takato said with a tired grin.

The large digimon crossed his arms as he looked down at the five humans before shaking his head.

"Not as glad as I am to see you."

His frankness and the weight of his voice caught even Rika off guard.

New friends are made

"So, I'm Takato, that's Rika, Jeri, Henry and Ry-" the gold armored digimon stopped him with a dismissive wave.

"I know who you are; I was briefed quite some time ago about you and your group."

"Really? Wow, that's a bummer, so you're…uh?"

"I was also under the impression that you would already know my name," he replied with a snort.

"Hey back off! He was trying to be polite! You could learn a thing or two from him!" Rika snapped.

"I doubt there is anything I can learn for the lot of you," Magnamon shot back.

"I can teach you how to beg for mercy," Rika growled, not liking how condescending his tone was.

"Any time any place kid," he returned without missing a breath.

Though the lower half of his face was hidden by his helmets faceplate, Rika just knew that he was smirking at her.

"Oh that is IT, you're going down, Renamon!"

Pulling her D-arc to her chest, she was surprised when a strong hand caught her by the wrist preventing her from slamming it into her.

"Rika, he's on our side remember, we need him," Takato pleaded.

Glancing over her friends shoulder, she growled when she saw the gold clad digimon draw a vertical line in the air behind Takato with one finger.

'One point to me.'

Snorting, she pulled her hand free and walked away muttering promises of pain for the as of now 'lucky to be living' digimon.

And forgotten secrets are revealed

"Something wrong Rika?"

Flinching, she lowered her D-Arc before turning to face him.

"No I'm fine, just a little…tired. I don't know how much longer I can last like this," she replied wearily.

Seeing her friend close his eyes in thought, she remembered just who it was she was talking to and cringed.

"Alright, but if you need anything just let me know alright?" he asked worriedly.

Replying with a simple nod, she waited until he was gone before pulling back out her D-Arc.

"What is going on with this thing?" she thought as she watched the red glowing insignia continue to pulse and flicker back and forth to a silver X.

But will these be enough to help them survive…

"Takato! I think you should see this!" Henry called out over his shoulder.

"What? It can't be all that ba…oh no…"

An all out war?

"I want the entire city evacuated, NOW!" Yamaki shouted into his cell as he and Riley shoved their way through the masses of now panicking civilians.

"Sir, do you actually have a plan to fight th-" Riley was cut off by the older mans glare.

"Right, stupid question, you plan for everything," Riley muttered before adding "Guess it pays off to be paranoid every now and then huh?"

"I'm not paranoid, I'm just prefer to be prepared for anything that might arise," he corrected her with a wiry grin as he pocketed his phone.

New powers

"I won't let you hurt her anymore!"

Sparks and flickers of flame began spreading across the pulsating red aura until it completely engulfed him.

"She has served her purpose, her existence is no longer of any importance," his now smirking opponent cooed before tossing its captive to his feet.

"You're going to pay for this…I swear it!" Kazu shouted before slamming his free hand onto his now red and black D-Arc.

A new Tamer

"You honestly didn't think you were the first did you?" she asked skeptically.

Takato scratched the back of his head nervously as he watched the conversation continue.

"Well, to be completely honest, yeah, I did. I had been one for almost a year before any of the others started showing up, and I never saw or heard of anyone else while I was stuck here with Cyberdramon," Ryo replied as he studied the person before him.

"I've been a tamer for five years now, and you can't be any older than, what? Fifteen? so there is no way you could have been one for longer than me."

To his surprise, the girl smirked.

"Really? That's interesting, because I've been a tamer for almost nine years, so I guess that makes me the first after all."

New Alliances

"So, you must be the human Yamaki," the large digimon stated as it lowered its face to the group of stunned humans.

The man nodded with a lazy grin as he removed his trademark black shades.

"And unless I'm mistaken, you must be Zhuqiaomon, the digimon Sovereign of the East," Yamaki replied coolly.

And a new form of digivolution

"Are you sure you know what you're doing?!" Takato called out from the entrance.

Rika looked up with a scowl.

"About as well as you did the first time you Biomerged with Guilmon, but it's the only chance we've got!"

Tapping the bottom button on her D-Arc, Rika bit her lip as the bright red insignia flashed across the screen before beginning to spin.

"Rika, are you sure that this is what you want?" Renamon asked one last time.

Closing her eyes for only a moment, the young red head looked back to her partner with a sad smile.

"If it means protecting him, then yes, the risk is worth it," she whispered.

A series of beeps brought her attention back to her D-Arc before its silver body shifted to a dark purpleish red while the light blue ring shifted to pure black.

"Let's do it Renamon."

Epic battles

"Magido flame!" The dragon digimon roared as crimson and black flames spewed from its jaws deleting everything caught in its wake.

"Come on Guilmon! We're almost there!" Takato shouted as he clung to his partners back for dear life.

Unexpected enemies

"Gargo Barrage!" MegaGargomon screamed as he fired every missile he had left, silently praying that at least one of them would connect.

"Gale Claw!"

And an ancient legend is reborn

"But grandma, none of that's true is it?" Rika asked with a defiant look on her face.

Smiling warmly at the five year old in her lap, Seiko shrugged her shoulders.

"There's no real way to know is there? The story is very old dear, so it could be just an old tale, or it could be true. Either way the legend is well over a thousand years old."

Stopping to think for a minute, Rika asked the question that had always bothered her every time her grandmother had told her the story.

"Is…it…still true?" she asked, hoping that she wasn't looking every bit the anxious hopeful little kid.

Seiko again smilled at her granddaughter.

"If the legend is true, then yes. His decedents will always be protected by those who carry Inari's blessing and mark."

Flashback end

Unable to speak, Rika felt herself trembling as the glow of blue and gold light faded into nothingness.

"I told you, you're fight is with me!" the gold and white armored figure growled as it pulled the large triangular shield out from the concrete floor with ease.

"I…no…it can't be," Rika thought as she swallowed. She had always listened to her grandmother's stories when she was little, but only out of respect. Never in her wildest dreams did she think any of them could actually come true. But as she looked over the two that had stood before her, and the third who now joined them she was forced to reconsider that opinion.

Coming soon!

Final Wish, The Oath of Ages

OHH yeah, I'm evil I'm evil I know it lol. Hope you enjoyed the 'commercial' please rest assured that I don't use OC's EVER unless I have no other option when it comes to my Digimon fics, but I am happy to say that there will be none of any importance in this fic. Also, while these scenes are from my favorites that have been mapped out, they are far from being the 'absolute best' I have those safely tucked away to surprise you guys/girls with for the main event.

Till next time, Ja Ne!