A Trip to Heaven and Back
Disclaimer: I don't own anything; I wish that the whole adventure in the digiworld was my idea but sadly it wasn't. If it were I wouldn't be sitting here in snowy Sweden… And I don't own any of the songs that I may use either.
Summary: Out of all the planes in the entire nation, he stepped on the wrong one. Takari. 9/11
Joe - 25
Matt, Tai, Sora – 24
Izzy, Mimi - 23
Yolie, Ken - 22
T.K, Kari, Davis – 21
Cody – 18
Nicole – 4
Sam – 2
A/N – I know that this story is almost 9 years after 9/11 happened but I was only 6 at the time and didn't understand what was going on. I just recently thought about what happened that awful day and read a bit about it and then I was totally amazed of the courage of the passengers on Flight 93 so I decided to write a story about it. And since I'm really into Digimon right now it got to be a digimon fanfic. I'm sorry if my grammar is horrible. I'm from Sweden so English is not my native language, Feel free to correct me if you find something wrong, I'm sure you'll find something. Otherwise… Review! :D
Oh and by the way this story doesn't follow the digimon timeline exactly, the ages are the same but since 9/11 happened 2001 and Adventure 02 in 2002 (I think) they would be too young for the plot to work. So I'm changing so that they were born a couple of years prior instead, and there by they went to the digiworld earlier. Because I do not want to change the year of the 9/11 it would just be… Wrong.
Prologue - And So It Begins Again
Seasons are changing
And waves are crashing
And stars are falling all for us
Days grow longer and nights grow shorter
I can show you I'll be the one
I will never let you fall (let you fall)
I'll stand up with you forever
I'll be there for you through it all (through it all)
Even if saving you sends me to heaven
Your Guardian Angel – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
A lot have changed since the digidestineds last adventure in the Digital World. The Digiworld now was at peace and had been ever since the fall of Malomyotismon and no new dark power has tried to gain control of it so the digimon who still lived there was free and happy. The digidestineds partners lived with them now as the whole world knew about the digimon but it was still not very many humans who had a partner. The digimon could walk down a street without anyone looking strangely at them, they were normal now and a part of the new society in which the digital world and the real world cooperated.
That was exactly what both Tai and Izzy worked with. Tai's working as a diplomat for the Digiworld and Izzy's working together with Sora's dad and Jim, Joe's brother, researching and trying to learn more about the Digital World. They are both busy with their personal lives in different ways. Tai still plays soccer but not as often as he did in his teens and is now more focused on his career instead of sports. He's currently enjoying his time as a single and lives very much in the moment.
Izzy finally admitted his feelings for Mimi and the two of them are expecting a baby in a few weeks. And before Mimi went on a maternity leave she worked hard with her own cooking show which she started to work with right after moving back to Japan. She said that the reason she moved back was to be closer to all her friends and that she thought that it would be easier to start a cooking show in a land with a population with good taste in food.
The other digidestineds have also continued their lives in different ways. Cody's still in school studying to become an attorney and help people just like his father did before he died. And Joe's finally finished with his studying and is now a doctor, in fact he's the first digimon doctor and only treats digimon. He's educated to be a doctor working with humans so he sometimes helps his friends with small injuries. Davis has finally opened his beloved noodle cart and his noodles are quickly becoming more and more popular. He admitted while still in school that his crush on Kari was only a tiny crush in the beginning and when T.K. came it just continued as a joke.
While still in school Ken asked Yolie if she wanted to be his wife and one month after they finished school all the digidestined gathered for the first wedding of the group. They were the first to get married and also the first with a kid. They now have a son named Sam who just turned two years old. Yolie's mostly home with Sam but sometimes she help out at her family's convenient store and Ken's now working as a private investigator.
Sora and Matt are engaged since over a year back and are planning for their winter wedding wanting to relive the feeling they felt at summer camp when the whole place was filled with snow. The Teenage Wolves, much to the fan girls disappointment, quit playing when the guys reached their late teens/early twenties realizing that having a famous rock band only had been a teenage dream of theirs and that it was time for them to enter the world of adults. He's instead studying to become an astronaut saying that when he was a kid he always enjoyed just staring at the sky and the stars and that being in the Digital World and seeing how different the universe was there made him interested in the subject. His soon-to-be wife's working hard trying to fulfil her own dream of being a fashion designer and she is showing her pieces to different clients waiting for the right one to say yes to her.
It wasn't before in the middle of their teens that Kari and T.K. confessed their feeling for each other, they had both been too afraid of losing their friendship. It was finally T.K. who gathered enough courage to ask her out, after asking Matt for various advice and Tai for permission, and of course she said yes and they've been joined by the hip ever since. T.K. had quickly decided that he wanted to be a writer because of his love of writing and the rush he got from playing and watching basketball soon made the offer to write about the latest basketball news in a big Japanese magazine seem perfect. But he soon figured out that this wasn't the writing he wanted to do and that was when he started to write about the biggest adventures of his life, the Digiworld. Kari was still a bit uncertain what she wanted to work with. She wanted to work with children but she loved to take pictures and maybe photographer is the right profession for her. She has taken a couple of pictures to some of T.K.'s books. For instance a picture of Angemon and Angewomon flying high in the sky and Agumon doing his Pepper Breath straight at the camera were some of her favourites.
The digidestined has since their teens moved on with their lives and were all pleased with the way it has turned out. However what they didn't know was that all of their lives would soon change in a way they never thought would happen and that they have no control over it all.
31st of July - 10.30
"I gotta go, Kari. They're closing the gate any minute now." T.K. said with a hint of sadness in his voice. He never wanted to leave Kari but he had to. His publisher wanted him to go and said if he didn't his book about his and the other digidestineds adventure in the Digital World would never be a success. So that's why he's here right now, on his way to America. He stared down at the angel in his arms and smiled. She was more then he thought he could ever deserve.
"I don't want you to, T.K." Kari said into his chest and sighed. "But I know you have too. Just be safe, will you?"
T.K. looked deep into her eyes and gave her a reassuring smile. "Nothing's gonna happen to me" She looked down at their feet and, if it was even possible, tighten her grip around him. Ever since she found out he was going to America she'd had a bad feeling about him going. She couldn't quite put her finger on what it was but she felt like if something would happen to him and so that he couldn't make it back to her. What if this was the last time she saw him? She pushed to feeling away and tried to enjoy her last moment with T.K. before take off.
"Hey, look at me" T.K. said and put a finger under her chin indicating for her to lift her gaze. She did so and almost gasped when her ruby eyes met his blue. His eyes were filled with so much concern and love that she immediately was filled with that amazing feeling of being loved and taken care of. "I know that you're a person that listens to all your feelings all the time but this time they're gonna be wrong, okay? I'll be fine and so will you"
"Yeah I know but… What if there's something neither you nor I can control? What if you get hit by a yellow cab with a drunk driver behind the wheel or you get pushed down the Empire State Building? We can't prevent that, it's out of our hands." He raised an eyebrow at her statement knowing the meaning behind it all but the examples were just strange. "Just examples T.K. but you gotta agree that something similar to that might happen."
"You think that I would ever let that happen? I'll be fine and it's just for six weeks and I'll be back before you know it. I'm gonna miss you though" He raised his hand and gently removed a few strands of her hair that fell into her face and put them carefully behind her ear.
"I'm gonna miss you too. And please be careful all the time, okay? I don't know what I would do if something would happened to you I can't live without you."
"I know the way you feel and I can't live without you either. But I'll come back and I'll be alright, I promise." He smiled and kissed her lightly on the forehead. "Be careful you too and I hope you'll feel better soon. I feel terrible to leave you right now."
"I'll be alright, it's probably just the cold or something like that." Kari once again met his eyes and saw his deep concern for her. She had been sick for a few day and neither of them know exactly what it was. "Don't worry I got Tai and everyone else around here."
They heard a voice in the speaker telling them that it was the last call out before take off and T.K. announced that he had to get going.
"Call me when you get there?"
"Of course, right away." He held her even closer and whispered in her ear. "I love you, my angel"
"I love you too" Kari said as she reached up and stood on her tiptoes to kiss him gently on the lips.
He bent down a bit and she wrapped her arms around his neck as he deepened the kiss. As their surrounding began to spin he pulled away and whispered softly to her. "You're everything to me, you know that right?"
Her eyes filled with tears and she hurried to brush them away with the back of her hand before he had the chance to see them. But T.K. being T.K. immediately noticed her tears and gently caressed her cheek with the back of his hand. "Hey? Why are you crying, Kar?"
"I don't know I'm just gonna miss you so much T.K." She smiled her angelic smile "Geez, I've been over emotional lately"
Her husband chuckled slightly at her and gave her a quick kiss on the cheek. "I gotta go but I can't wait until the next time I'll see you."
"Bye, I'll call you when I land in the States." He let her go and she immediately missed his strong arms. He winked at her and said "I'll be back before you know it"
"Right, love you"
"I love you too" He turned away from her and went through the gate and waved to her through the window She never liked to be away from him but the hardest part of it all was the goodbyes and she guessed that he thought the same way as she saw him walk out of her sight before she even had the chance to wave back.
To Be Continued…