"How long do you think it will be until we destroy the seal?" Beelzemon asked.
"It will take approximately year," Barbamon said. He turned and smiled at the other Digimon. "And until then, we can just watch. And wait."
Lucemon grinned. "Excellent."
"We've all changed so much over one summer," Keiko said softly, looking around the circle of her friends. Tamotsu and Michiko weren't there, though. It was decided that the remaining six Digi-destined would get together. "I can't even believe it."
"After everything that's happened, I can," Kouji said, staring at his glass of soda. "But you're right. We have all changed."
It was true, they all looked pretty different. Tomoki was now a teenager, and his voice had become deeper, not to mention that he had shot up a few inches. He was now a bit taller than Michiko, and the same height as Keiko.
Junpei looked a lot different, too. His hair was pretty much the same style as usual, but he was beginning to look much more adult than the others. He was still growing, and still as muscular as before, maybe even more so.
Kouichi still had the same shaggy hairstyle as usual, but his voice was no longer higher than all of the other guys'. It was a tenor, now, and he had also begun to fill out a bit. He wasn't as lanky as before.
Izumi was every bit as pretty as before, except even more. She had grown her hair out again so that it slung over her shoulders. Her bangs had grown out, and she always had hair sweeping across her forehead to lead behind her ear. Her body hadn't changed up much, but she grew about a half inch more. Her voice also seemed to become much more smooth than before.
Keiko had perhaps made the most radical change of them all. She had cut her hair so that it was now barely touching her shoulders. Something that had surprised everybody in her group of friends (Tamotsu was more pleasantly surprised) was the way her body now looked. She now had a tantalizing curve to her hips, which left quite a bit to the imagination. It was shocking how much her sex appeal had been upped.
Kouji had changed a lot, too. He had grown taller and voice had begun to deepen much more. His face looked more mature, and this was only more for the fangirls. His body had begun to fill out, and when Kouji went swimming recently with Keiko, she was shocked to find that a hard pair of abs was under the shirt.
"We've matured so much more, I think," Izumi said. She took a sip of lemonade. "Ever since… That one night."
"That could be the only good thing that's come out of it," Kouichi murmured. "Out of anything that happened this past year."
"And now school's starting, already," Junpei added. "Damn, how the time flies."
"I know…" Tomoki ran his finger around the rim of his glass. "You all remember that night last year before school where we went around and said what we wanted the most?"
Izumi smiled. "How could I forget? That was one of the best nights of my life…"
Keiko blinked. Of course. Asashi was with her that night. "And so much has changed since a year ago."
"That night three months ago changed our lives…" Kouji held his glass up. "A… toast. To that night. And to this one."
The others nodded and put their glasses up in the air, all completely silent. "Yeah," Keiko said softly. "Here's to the night."
Come on, now. You guys really didn't think I was going to leave it like that, did you? Here we go with the third installment: Here's to the Night!