okay, my writer's block for falling from grace is driving me nuts, so i decided to start my newest story in the meantime. that way i wont be overstressed about getting it finished as much. if i get any ideas, then ill update, but for now at least im doing something -_-; first few chapters of this story will be a bit boring as everything is introduced, but by the fourth or fifth chapter, things should pick up better. hope you like it. also, it will have some of my OCs from Worlds Collide ^_^ plus the sooner i finish these two stories, the sooner ill be able to begin writing my sequal to bloodbath (coming december at some point) =3

rated M for: language, violence/torture sequences, brief sexual situations, and character death

disclaimer: i do not own digimon, though i wish i did

Lost Paradise

Chapter 1


Takuya Kanbara rolled over in his bed, groaning. He pulled a pillow over his head, trying to drown out the sound of his younger brother's voice.


"Shut up," he mumbled from beneath the pillow.

A second later, his brother, Shinya, barged into the room. "Get up, ya lazy bum. You told me to wake you up by noon. Well guess what, it's noon. So get your butt out of bed."

The eighteen year-old brunette sat up in bed, clearly agitated. "Yeah, but you could've woken me up in a less annoying way."

Shinya smirked. "That'll cost you extra. You're lucky I decided to even wake you up at all."

"Little shit," Takuya muttered. "Alright, I'm up. Damn...."

"Why did you even want me to wake you in the first place?" Shinya asked.

Takuya groggily pulled the covers back, swinging his legs over the edge of the bed. "The guys are coming over to hang out."

"You mean Zoe, right?" Shinya asked with a chuckle.

"Well, she's coming over, too. But so are the guys." Takuya pulled a t-shirt over his head.

Shinya shrugged. "Either way, I'm going to Mike's, and Mom and Dad are gonna be gone for the day. So if you do end up doing anything with Zoe, make sure you clean up afterword."

His older brother snorted. "I'm surprised you even know about this stuff."

"I'm thirteen and don't live under a rock. What do you expect? Later." With that, Shinya left the room.

After a moment, Takuya could hear the front door open and close, signalling that he was finally alone. He shuffled his way over to his computer, flopping down on the chair. Yawning, he signed on the check his mail.

"Come on, this stupid computer is so damn slow," he complained to himself as it loaded.

Finally, three messages popped up and he clicked on the first one.

Hey, Takuya

I might be running a little late today, and hopefully you actually get this before you wake up. I know that you can be kinda lazy, so I hope that you paid Shinya again to wake you. I swear, I'm gonna get you an alarm clock one of these days before you go broke. Anyway, I should be there by quarter past one, so don't get into panic mode if I'm not there in time. See ya later and love ya ^_^


Takuya smiled at his girlfriend's message, not even caring that she thought he was a lazy bastard. Just the thought of her made his heartbeat quicken in anticipation to see her. He clicked on the next one, this one from Kouji.


Hope you remember to wake up this time. I don't want to wait twenty minutes like last time waiting for you to get your ass outta bed. Just to let you know, I'm bringing my girl along with me. If I have to watch you and Zoe make out every five minutes, then you can stand to watch me and Sera. If you don't like it, too damn bad. See ya at one.

"Jeez, does everyone think that I'm that bad at getting out of bed?" He muttered to himself, already knowing the answer to that question.

He opened up the third and last message, this one not from any of his friends.

Hello, Takuya Kanbara

You have been selected for an exclusive trip to the Cypris Islands.

Takuya raised an eyebrow. "What the fuck?"

Your name was drawn randomly amongst thousands of other hopefuls, and you are the one and only lucky winner. If you choose to accept this offer, you will receive tickets for yourself and six of your closest friends to enjoy your vacation with. The all-expense paid trip will include rooms, meals, and activities to make sure the fun never ends. Spend some time using our state-of-the-art jet skis for the daredevil in you, or sit back and relax with your significant other in our private hot tubs.

The brunette smirked at the corny lines, but continued to read.

The cruise that will take you to the Islands will be at Shibuya Pier on November 12, at ten in the morning. The boat will take approximately three hours to arrive at the island, all the while you can enjoy the ocean's view, or take a nap in one of our rooms on deck. Also, the vacation will last until November 19, where the cruise ship will leave to take you back at 2 in the afternoon. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, and be sure to check out our website on the link below for breath-taking photos of the resort. Once that is done, simply click on the 'Tickets' button below and print out your seven passes for this exciting trip. Once that is complete, all you have to do is wait for the boat to arrive at the pier to take you to your destination. We hope you accept this offer and make this your most unforgettable summer ever.

Capris Islands Resorts

Takuya stared at the message blankly, scrolling down it a second time. A free trip? Sounded kind of suspicious. After all, how did they draw his name when he never even entered for any type of contest?

"Weird...." He got up, though did not exit from the message. "Better ask the guys about this when they get here. See what they say."

He spent the next half hour getting dressed and attempting to clean up his bedroom somewhat. When he was finished, it was still a bit messy, but no longer looked as though a storm had blown through it. Satisfied, he made his way down the stairs and popped a frozen pizza in the microwave. As it cooked, his thoughts kept wandering back to the message.

Was it a scam, or did he truly win an exclusive vacation?

"Not like they asked for a credit card number or anything," he reasoned with himself. "What's the worst that could happen? If I don't go, then whatever. But even it I do, it's not like I have to pay for anything. Maybe just for souveniers or something...."

The microwave beeped, alerting him that his food was ready. He took it out, cut it into slices, and took a bite. No sooner was he chewing on it, when the front door opened. J.P., his friend of seven years, wandered over, the aroma of the pizza filling his nose.

"Oh, pizza....Can I have some?" He asked.

Takuya munched on it. "No, it's mine."

"Aw, come on. Just one slice?" His hefty friend whined.

"Fine, but just one. I haven't eaten anything today," Takuya said, biting into his second slice.

J.P. ate nearly half of his slice in one bite. "Yeah, probably 'cause you just woke up."

"Either way, it's my pizza so you don't have a say in the matter." The brunette took out two cans of Coke, handing one to J.P. "You're here early."

J.P. took a long gulp, wincing slightly at the carbonation. "We're getting the house renovated and I couldn't stand the fumes anymore. I figured that I might as well just show up a half hour early. Hope that's okay."

"No, I'm just gonna kick you out and make you wait outside for thirty minutes," Takuya replied sarcastically. "By the way, I got this weird e-mail when I woke up."

The older boy raised an eyebrow. "Weird? Who was it from?"

"Some place called the Capris Islands Resorts. Apparently I won a vacation for myself and six friends." Takuya took a sip of his Coke. "I don't know what to think of it."

"I've never heard of it before," J.P. said, contemplating. "Then again, there's plenty of places that I probably haven't heard of. Is there a website or anything to show that it's a valid offer?"

Takuya finished his second slice, grabbing a third. "Yeah, there's pictures and everything."

J.P. shrugged. "I say that you should probably take it. Unless it's too expensive, of course."

"It's all included," Takuya said. "So basically I don't have to pay jack shit, except maybe if I want to go to a gift shop or something. But the rooms, meals, and activities are already paid for."

"Not a bad offer." J.P. eyed Takuya's pizza, and debated on asking for another slice.

Takuya silently handed him one, not wanting to deal with J.P.'s whining. "Yeah, sounds pretty nice. I might just take it. I'll check to see what everyone else thinks, though. I know you guys think I'm stupid, but I at least double-check on most things with you guys."

J.P. chuckled. "Not really, but in this case, you are I guess."

"Eh, shut up." Takuya took another sip. "Hope they get here soon. I'm bored...."

"Hey, are you calling me boring?" J.P. gave him a mock glare.

Takuya laughed. "No, you're just not an exciting person to be around."

"Gee, thanks." J.P. rolled his eyes. "Well, they should be here soon anyway. And try not to make out with Zoe every ten seconds. The other day I was hanging out with Kouichi and Kouji, and the entire time they made out with their girlfriends.....I need one...."

"Hey, look at it this way, now you can go look for one while we're on vacation," the brunette offered.

J.P. sighed. "Yeah, maybe."

They waited about another ten minutes, until the door opened again. Tommy, Kouich, Kouji, and Kouji's girlfriend, Sera, walked in a moment later.

"How's it going, moron?" Kouji asked.

"Fine, emo," Takuya replied. "Hey, Sera."

The girl smiled. She had long, straight white hair that went down past her elbows, piercing onyx eyes, and flawless porcelein skin. Her rosy lips were shiny from her sheer lip-gloss.

"Hey, how's it going?" She asked. "And better yet, how's Zoe?"

"I dunno, I haven't seen her today. But you can ask her in a little while when she gets here. She said that she might be a bit late," Takuya said.

"Good, I don't wanna be the only girl that hangs around a loud group of guys," Sera replied with a laugh. "I don't know how Zoe does it."

Kouji smirked. "Years of experience."

"Well, I'll give her all the credit in the world. Especially when it comes to you guys," Sera added.

"Hey!" They all unanimously shouted.

She snickered. "I'm just kidding. Damn...."

"Oh, Takuya has an announcement," J.P. chimed.

They looked at the brunette, somewhat interested.

"Oh, did you find that missing sock you lost the other day?" Kouichi asked.

Takuya gave him a funny look. "Um...no....I'm surprised you even remembered that."

Kouichi shrugged. "What can I say? I remember stupid random things all the time."

"Well, either way, I'll wait to tell you until Zoe gets here. I'm too lazy to explain it twice," he said.

Kouji rolled his eyes. "Yeah, what else is new."

"Hey, I am not as lazy as you think I am," Takuya shot back.

"Yes, you are!" They argued.

Just then, the front door opened. Zoe stepped in, a heavy plastic bag in her hands. She was panting, practically collapsing from exhaustion.

Takuya rushed over to take the bag from her and gave her a peck on the check. "You okay? You look like you just ran a marathon."

"Chores.....baby-sat cousins....grocery shopping," she gasped. "I hate it when my mother asks me to do things at the last minute. Especially since my cousins are little demons."

"What's in the bag?" Takuya asked, rifling through it.

"Snacks. My mother wrote the completely wrong things down on the list, so that's what I ended up getting. And she knows that you'll eat this stuff, so she told me to bring it over," she explained. "I dunno, she's on some new diet, but wrote down junk food out of habit."

J.P. grabbed the bag. "Food!"

The others shook their heads in amusement, watching as the larger boy pulled out a bag of chips. Takuya brushed Zoe's golden hair off her forehead, gazing into her emerald orbs. Her fair skin was flawless, and her soft full lips just begged to be kissed. Just as he was about to, Kouji rudely interjected.

"Hey, you gonna tell us or what?"

Takuya shot him an annoyed look. "Fine. Let's go up to my room."

As the group ascended the stairs, Takuya waited a moment to kiss his girlfriend. Zoe smiled, wrapping her arms around his neck.

"So, are you gonna give me any clues on what the surprise is?" She asked.

"Well, I guess I could," he replied, brushing his lips against hers.

"Hey, you coming or what?!" Kouji shouted from the top of the stairs.

Takuya groaned loudly, pulling Zoe along with him. "I'm coming, ya crazy emo!"

okay, that is the end of the first chapter. as i said, the first few will be a bit boring as i explain everything, since i hate to rush things. next chapter will be out sometime in the somewhat near future =3 so far sera is in it, so let's see who else ^_^ you'll find out eventually. laterz