Hi! For those of you who don't know me already, I'm Shara Raizel and this is my first story! I am so excited. I had originally intended to have the casts of both Adventure 01 and 02 in this, but after a long time I realized that it would be too confusing with two sets of the same characters. Sure older Tai could go by Taichi, Matt by Yamato, Izzi by Koushirou and so forth, but Mimi, Sora and Joe (even if I could spell it differently) don't have another way to say their name and it got confusing for me as the writer to keep straight who was talking. So I dropped that idea and just stuck with the 02 cast. I played around with many different scenarios of how to start this story and this one turned out to be the best. I hope to have moments for every character at least once (this is gonna be very long so if you hate cliff hangers and waiting hold off on reading this story for a year or two :D). I've grown up with the English version of these shows so I'm going to use their names from the English dubs. This'll be following as much of the story lines in the animes as closely as possible. Sora and Matt are together even though I am a hugh Taiora fan but this is for accuracy sake. I hope you enjoy my first fan fic, and just so we're clear:
I DO NOT OWN DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02, TAMERS, FRONTIER OR ANY OF ITS CHARACTERS.
(Note: This is a revised chapter. I am taking a break from uploading new chapters and as I go back over this story all of the other revised chapters will have bold and underlined chapter titles and location captions as seen below! Other changes are that T.K. and J.P. are simply TK and JP now. Too many periods made things a bit confusing for my grammar check and I'm surprised that I lasted 40 chapters doing it that way. Enjoy the story if you're a new reader, please review, and if you're rereading this story look forward to the newly inserted/altered parts! See if you can spot them!)
Chapter 1: August 1
In the last thirty years alone technology has surpassed itself at an amazing rate. The computer alone has advanced far beyond its original capabilities. Now people all over the world are plugged into the network as its technologies continue to advance. This story begins in three districts of Tokyo Japan, but in three different realities. This is the story of the greatest adventure of adventures. This is the story of the ultimate gathering of DigiDestined…
The Human World – Adventure DigiDestined
Hikari "Kari" Kamiya and Takeru "TK" Takaishi were waiting at the park in Odaiba for their friends to join them for the anniversary of the day that the original eight DigiDestined defeated Myotismon. It has been four years since then and TK and Kari were the only two of the original eight DigiDestined to receive the new upgraded version of the digivice, the D3, and continued their adventures in the Digital World with the new and current group of DigiDestined who had joined them just over a year ago. The other six original chosen children helped them from behind the scenes, supplying alibis and excuses for the others so that they could perform their duties within the Digital World without their families knowing.
The first foe that this new group of DigiDestined had faced was a boy known infamously in the Digital World as the Digimon Emperor, but he had turned out to be the boy genius, Ken Ichijoji. Ken had been under the influence of a dark spore virus that had entered his body the first time he'd gone to the Digital World as a little boy. It had consumed him with darkness but when Ken finally realized that what he had been doing was wrong and that Digimon were actually living creatures he cast aside his alter ego. It took a while, but he finally joined the DigiDestined after a lot of prodding and encouragement from the new leader of the group, Daisuke "Davis" Motomiya, who was the only one at the time willing to give Ken a second chance after all that he had done as the Digimon Emperor. Now there were twelve DigiDestined in their group and many others all over the world. After all they'd been through, the twelve DigiDestined of Tokyo Japan were gathering for a reunion.
TK and Kari had run into each other on their way to the park and decided to wait together. They were awfully close to each other these days much to Davis' dislike. The young leader had had a crush on Kari for years and hadn't bothered to hide that fact.
"TK! Kari!" a girl's voice suddenly called out to the couple.
The two turned in unison to see a lavender haired girl with large round glasses come bounding toward them with a small short brown-haired boy. This was Miyako "Yolei" Inoue and Iori "Cody" Hida. They lived in the same apartment building as TK and his mother.
"Hey guys!" Kari smiled.
"Why didn't you wait for us TK?" Cody asked.
TK shrugged. "I went out for a walk and ran into Kari."
Cody didn't need any further explanation. He wasn't one to pry into TK and Kari's private affairs.
This time it was Sora Takenouchi, one of the original eight DigiDestined.
"Where's Matt?" TK called over to the redhead.
Sora gave an exaggerated sigh.
"Where else? Band practice. He said he'd catch up in a few."
"You're too easy on him Sora," Kari scoffed teasingly. "If he was my boyfriend, he'd be with me and not his stupid band."
"He means well," Sora laughed.
Yamato "Matt" Ishida was TK's older brother. Their parents were divorced, so they had different last names, but becoming DigiDestined had managed to keep the two brothers close in spite of the separation. Matt and Sora had started going out sometime after Christmas last year and were planning on celebrating their sixth month anniversary soon.
"How's the flower shop?" Yolei asked, changing the topic.
"It's the same as ever," Sora smiled. "Mom said she could handle it by herself today so that I could come and join you guys."
"That's good to hear," a low voice said as two arms suddenly held Sora from behind in an embrace. Matt had arrived and joined them unobserved while they were all talking. He gave Sora a quick peck on the cheek before releasing her.
"Aww common Matt!" the voice of Kari's older brother, Taichi "Tai" Kamiya, sounded out from behind them. "I just ate!"
Their friend and computer wiz, Koushirou "Izzi" Izumi, was with him.
Matt and Sora just ignored Tai and gave each other another quick kiss.
"Where are the others?" Tai asked, ignoring them right back.
"Joe had a test this morning but I believe he was going to pick up Mimi from the airport when he finished," Sora mused.
Mimi Tachikawa had moved to New York shortly after their first DigiDestined reunion three years ago, but she had always made the long flight back just for this day. Joe Kido had recently graduated from high school and was now going to medical school to become a doctor like his father. His knowledge in the subject had been more then useful over the past year when he had been available. He was still good old reliable Joe: tall, lanky, and as cautious as ever.
"How about Davis and Ken?" Izzi asked.
"Who knows? Davis probably slept in again and Ken lives all the way in Tamachi. He's probably on the train right now."
"Correction," a soft voice said from behind. "He's right here."
Ken Ichijoji smiled as he joined the group. It was hard for everyone to believe that not even a year ago he had been the evil Digimon Emperor.
"Hey! Don't start without me!" called out a loud voice.
Davis Motomiya. Who else?
"It's about time Davis!" Tai called out. "We were about to send out a search party!"
"Really?" the younger boy asked incredulously.
"No silly," Kari laughed. "You're not that late. Ken just arrived as well."
"Great! Hey wait, where's Mimi and Joe?"
Before anyone could reply Joe's voice called out to them.
"Sorry we're late!" he laughed.
"I ran into some good friends before leaving American and asked them to join us last minute!" Mimi beamed beside Joe as they drew closer to the waiting group. There were two others following them. Both were blond and blue eyed, but it didn't look like they were related. Davis was the first to recognize them.
"Hey! It's Michael and Willace!"
Michael Barton was Mimi's friend from New York. Everyone had met Michael in passing, but only Davis and Mimi knew that he was the son of a famous western movie star. Willace Globerman lived in New York as well, but was originally from Colorado. He was the only known DigiDestined that had been given twin Digimon partners. However, as he approached the group the twin Digimon were absent from their usual hovering position next to their human partner. They were probably stuck back in the Digital World with the rest of the world's DigiDestined's Digimon partners. Ever since the defeat of MaloMyotismon the partner Digimon had been unable to gain access and return to the human world. Not even Tokyo's twelve DigiDestined had been spared from this unforeseeable occurrence. However, it appeared that they were still able to occasionally travel to the Digital World if they had access an operational Digital Portal and a D3 digivice.
"Willace?" Ken repeated puzzled. Unlike the other DigiDestined he'd never even heard of Willace.
"Oh! Sorry Ken," Yolei gasped. "You don't know about him do you? We met him back when you were still the Digimon Emperor."
Kari picked up the story from there.
"TK and I were in New York visiting Mimi when I sensed a crying Digimon nearby. We found Willace in the middle of a fight between two of his own Digimon. He ran when he saw us so I called Davis telling him to come to America with Cody and Yolei. They met Willace hitchhiking while we were taking the train. I'm sure he'll tell you the full story later."
"Yeah," Davis smiled. "We've become good friends. He did say he'd get in touch if he ever had the chance to come to Japan. Looks like Mimi took him up on his offer."
When the four newcomers finally join the others, introductions were made for Willace who had only ever met Kari, TK, Davis, Cody and Yolei. Now everyone, expected and unexpected, was accounted for. Davis had a feeling that this was going to be an eventful reunion.
The Human World – Digimon Tamers
In another reality, Digimon was a TV show, trading card game and a video game series. That is up until a few months ago when they became real and had found a way to enter the human world. The few Digimon that had found human partners referred to them as their Tamers.
In Shinjuku one Tamer, Takato Matsuki, was hurriedly changing into his usual blue pull over and grey slacks. He was a special kid. He had come up with and designed his own Digimon and somehow it had come to life. After meeting two other children who also had Digimon partners of their own, they fought together to save their world from rouge Digimon known as "Wild Ones," and a government computer program, the "D-Reaper," that had gone out of control. In the end, the Digimon had to return to their own world, but Takato had found a portal last week where his Digimon used to stay.
Today he was supposed to be joining his fellow Tamers at the park where he'd found the portal, but it had taken too long helping his parents in their bakery and now he was late. Today the Tamers were going to attempt to return to the Digital World to see their Digimon partners.
"Man oh man! Rika is gonna kill me!" Takato groaned as he snapped his round yellow goggles on over his messy mousy-brown hair.
He pulled his bike out of the side yard and peddled as fast as he could. He could only imagine Rika Nonaka's scowl. The redhead didn't like waiting. Sure enough, when he finally arrived Rika was already in a fowl mood. She was famously known as the Digimon Queen in the trading card game tournament world. She had never lost a game to anyone but one person. The very person, Takato noticed, was standing behind her.
If Rika was the Digimon Queen, than Ryo was the infamous Digimon King. He had won every card tournament before his mysterious disappearance a little over one year ago. He was the first person to become a Digimon Tamer, gain a Digimon partner, and go to the Digital World, but no one, not even Ryo himself, knew how it had happened. He had disappeared the day he'd defeated Rika in the final round of her first tournament but no one saw him again until Takato and the other Tamers had found a way to the Digital World themselves almost one year later.
Ryo waved lightly as Takato pulled up to where everyone's bikes were.
"You're late goggle head!" Rika growled.
"Give him a break Rika," a tan, raven-haired boy with blue eyes sighed.
This was Henry Wong. He was holding his five-year old sister, Suzie Wong, by the hand as he stepped forward to greet his best friend.
"It's about time!" one of Takato's oldest friends sighed.
Kazu Shioda was standing next to another old friend of Takato's, Kenta Kitagawa, a few feet away from Rika and Ryo.
"Hey Takato!" a girl's voice called out.
Takato blushed. He hadn't seen Jeri Katou standing beside Ryo behind Rika. For once she was without her hand sock puppet, but Takato didn't really notice. She probably had it in her bag anyway.
"Hen-wee," Suzie pouted. "Let's go! I wanna see Lopmon!"
"Yeah!" two other voices chorused.
Two little kids around Suzie's age were sitting just out of Takato's sight next to Jeri. One was a little boy, Mako, around the age of five with brown hair and eyes. His sister, Ai, who was a year older, held his hand.
"Oh hey Mako. Ai," Takato greeted. "Is Jeri babysitting you?"
The brother and sister nodded. The two of them were the only Tamers who shared a Digimon partner. Ai currently wore their shared digivice around her neck. In this reality the Tamer's had started calling their digivices D-Powers after Henry's father, Janyu, started calling them that while he was analyzing the ways the devices help the Tamer's Digimon 'power' up using the trading card game's Modify Cards.
Out of the corner of his eye, Takato noticed Henry frown. Henry had been greatly distressed when Suzie had become a Tamer and now kids her age had also been given a Digimon partner and wanted to go the Digital World. It was dangerous enough without having little kids to look after. What had happened to Jeri and her partner was proof enough. Jeri's Digimon partner had been deleted the last time they were there, but she still had her digivice. Even though her partner was gone now, she continued to help the others no matter what and would brave the Digital World once more even if they told her to stay.
"Well everyone is accounted for," Rika huffed. "Now show us where you found this portal Takato!"
"Now wait a minute!" Henry said. "Say we go through this portal, how exactly are we going to get back?"
Rika paused. Henry had a point. As much as she wanted to see her Digimon partner she didn't want to be stuck in the Digital world. Ryo had been stuck there for an entire year before they had come along and brought him back with them. If he hadn't found a way back without outside help over the course of a year, how could they hope do so now? They hadn't told their parents what they were up to and Janyu Wong and his co-workers had been instrumental in bringing them home safely. So now the question on everyone's mind was, "What now?"
The Human World – Frontier DigiDestined
In this third and final reality there is no public or even government knowledge of a Digital World or Digimon. The only ones who knew were a bunch of confused kids that had hopped onto a special train that had taken them to the Digital World. Most of these children were sent right back and hardly knew that Digimon even existed and simply marked off their trip as a strange dream. However, there were six children that had been allowed to stay, but they didn't have Digimon partners like the chosen children from the other two realities. That is because they didn't need a Digimon partner. They themselves became Digimon. Or at least they had been able to when they were infused with one of the Ten Legendary Digimon Warriors' spirits. Now they were back in their own world where they were fully human again. It has been almost one year since the children had received the mysterious phone call from the Digital World telling them to go to the Shibuya train station and board a train Digimon called Trailmon that would take them to the Digital World. It was these six who had been chosen by the spirits of the Legendary Warriors and chose to stay and fight the battle against the evil that had threatened to take over the Digital World.
One of these six DigiDestined, Takuya Kanbara, was looking uneasily at the clock on the wall. He was sitting in his doctor's office with his mother waiting to hear the results of some medical tests they had run over the previous two weeks. His mother was fidgeting in her seat, worrying, while Takuya's mind was elsewhere. Today was his friend and fellow DigiDestined, Tomoki "Tommy" Himi's, birthday and because of this appointment he was going to be late to the party. The other four DigiDestined were going to be there too and he hadn't seen any of them in a long time.
Finally the doctor came in but his face was grim.
'Uh-oh,' thought Takuya. 'No good news comes from a doctor making that kind of face.'
His mother's head shot up and despair immediately set in.
"Well?" she asked breathlessly.
"I'm sorry ma'am," the doctor sighed. "Our tests came back positive. Your son has lung cancer and… I'm afraid it's terminal. If we had found out about it sooner something might have been done, but the tumor is just too large now and spread out. We can go ahead and give him chemotherapy and see if it helps, but I'm afraid that there isn't much hope."
Takuya was shocked. He'd always been perfectly healthy up until a few months ago when he'd started have chest pains and some trouble breathing after playing soccer, but he'd never have thought that it would have to do with cancer. It just didn't seem possible. How could he have an advanced case of cancer when he'd shown no signs until recently?
"I don't care," his mother said gruffly. "I'll take what I can. Little hope is better then no hope at all. What are the symptoms?"
The doctor sighed and began rattling off a list of conditions.
"Shortness of breath, chronic coughing, coughing up blood, wheezing, chest pain, weight loss, hoarse voice, and difficulty swallowing.
Takuya felt numb. Within the last week he'd experienced all of those symptoms except for the coughing up blood one, but it was probably only a matter of time before that started too.
"How long?" he asked. "You said it was terminal. How long do I have to live?"
The doctor gave him a long calculated glance.
"…At the rate your tumor has been growing? …Two years max. And that's without the chemo."
Takuya nodded. He felt numb. His mother squeezed his hand and then returned her attention to the doctor.
"How soon can we begin the chemotherapy?"
The doctor sighed before turning to his computer.
"At least a week. I'll make the arrangements for next weekend and you can bring Takuya to the main hospital here in Shibuya," he said, handing her the folder that held Takuya's records and test results.
"Thank you doctor," she smiled sadly, taking the folder and handing it to Takuya.
Takuya nodded his thanks before following his mother out of the hospital. When they got back to the car he grabbed his bag from the back seat, stuffed the medical folder in it and took off down the street.
"Takuya?" his mother yelled after him. "Where are you going?"
"To Tommy's birthday party!" he yelled over his shoulder. "I'm late!"
"Takuya! Please come back! We need to talk about your-!"
"I'll be fine Mom! See you later!"
That was the last thing he wanted. Takuya didn't want to think about the cancer right now. He just couldn't wrap his mind around it. A part of him had already accepted that he might not live to see his high school years, but the other half of him was determined to live that remaining time to the fullest. And right now he needed to be with his friends. This terminal lung cancer thing was too depressing.
As he raced for the park his chest began to hurt so he had to stop and breath. His eye caught his reflection in one of the corner mirrors that were placed on specific street corners to help drivers see if there was any traffic or pedestrians coming around one of their blind spots on the corner.
Takuya was wearing his usual yellow shirt with the black spiked swirl design on the front under a red short sleeved button up over shirt, grey cargo pants, red and yellow sneakers, and the grey square framed goggles over his favorite olive green hat that was worn backwards like all of the cool kids. But despite the colorful clothes and tan skin he saw how pale, thin and sick he looked. How could he face his friends when he looked like such a wreck?
Tommy was worried. In his big orange hat, he looked even smaller then he really was. His party had started a little over an hour ago and everyone he had invited was there but Takuya. Takuya was like a second older brother to Tommy and not seeing him around made him worry. Takuya had never been this late before.
He looked around at the other party guests and saw them all having fun, but he wasn't. How could he when one of his closest friends wasn't there? Tommy wasn't the only one who was worried though.
Koji Minamoto was constantly looking towards the park entrance. His twin brother, Koichi Kimura, could feel anxiety coming off of him in waves. Koichi didn't know Takuya as well as his twin, but he knew Takuya enough to know that he'd never been this late to anything before. He could see how worried little Tommy was too.
A pretty blond Italian girl with green eyes approached them.
The twins eyed her nervously. She looked ticked.
"Where is that stupid Takuya?" she huffed. "Poor Tommy has been waiting for this party and isn't having any fun because he isn't here."
"Chill Z," sighed a big heavyset boy with brown hair "This is Takuya we're talking about. He probably lost track of time and is on his way over right now."
These were the remaining two DigiDestined of the group: Izumi "Zoe" Orimoto and Junpei "JP" Shibayama.
"I'm sure JP is right," Koichi said gently. "He wouldn't want to disappoint Tommy. They're practically brothers."
"He'll be here," Tommy's little voice said.
Tommy had come up to them while they had been talking. He had seen them gather while the other partygoers played and laughed, oblivious to the serious conversation. The four looked away from him guiltily. Even though Tommy was one of them, he was the youngest in their group and still just a little kid. He was ten years old today and everyone else in their group was twelve except for JP, who was thirteen.
"Hey! Sorry I'm late!" they heard a loud voice call out.
Tommy's face lit up instantly.
Takuya was hurrying towards the group while shrugging a bang off his shoulder.
"Hey buddy! Sorry I'm so late. I had trouble wrapping your present and then I missed my train and the next one was delayed and yada yada yada… Happy birthday kid!"
Takuya handed Tommy a rather sloppily wrapped present with rather lumpy sides, but Tommy didn't seem to care. He tore apart the wrappings and gasped. Inside was a whistle, a cool pair of gloves with a matching sweatshirt, and a soccer ball autographed by his favorite player, Kazuyoshi Miura. He was speechless.
"Oh wow," he gasped, unable to come up with anything else.
Takuya grinned. The whistle and clothes were something that his mom had thought would make a good gift and he'd gotten lucky when he had won that soccer ball for Tommy. Takuya had entered a soccer camp competition and worked hard to win that for his friend because he knew how big of a Miura fan Tommy was. If Takuya was good at anything it was soccer. It was his favorite sport… that he may never be able to play again soon because of the cancer…
The depressing thought had entered his mind, making his chest hurt just thinking about it, before he could stop himself.
"Thanks Takuya!" Tommy beamed.
Takuya quickly snapped out of his depressing thoughts, but not before Koji noticed. Something wasn't right.
"Are you alright Takuya?" Koji asked.
Everyone looked at him, confused by his question.
"Yeah," Takuya shrugged. "Just a little tired from running all the way over here." It wasn't a complete lie, Takuya reasoned, but it wasn't the complete truth either. He never liked lying to Koji. His best friend had this uncanny way of catching him in the act and ferreting out the truth.
Koji eyed him suspiciously, but let the matter drop. If Takuya wanted to talk about it then he'd tell him when he was ready. Until then, Koji decided to keep an eye on his best friend.
"So what does the little man wanna do?" Takuya asked Tommy, ignoring Koji's critical gaze.
"How about soccer?" Tommy asked enthusiastically, setting aside his new prized ball and picked up his old beat up one.
"Sounds good to me!" Takuya grinned.
"But I'm wearing a skirt!" Zoe complained.
"And I hate running," JP sighed.
"That's never stopped you two before," Koichi lightly pointed out, a small serene smile spreading across his face.
That seemed to settle the matter. All of the other kids joined in and soon they had an epic soccer game in the works with cones set up as the goal posts.
Tommy grinned. Even though Takuya had arrived late to his party, he was having an awesome birthday.
So the groups of DigiDestined are now gathered! What's going to happen now? Find out next time on Digimon Digital Monsters!
Yeah, I went there readers! :D
I originally didn't start adding that little thing at the end until chapter 4, but now that I'm going back over this story, I felt that these earlier chapters needed one too! I even do it for my other Digimon crossover fic: Drowning Memories. I hope the readers that are just starting to read my story like it so far (review please!), but for those of you rereading... did you catch what I added? If you didn't that's ok, because below is what I changed/added! I think I might do one of these at the end of each newly revised chapter.
1.) (as i mentioned in the note at the beginning of the chapter) T.K. and J.P. are just TK and JP now.
2.) I added the explanation why the Digimon aren't with the Adventure 02 DigiDestined. I realized that this should be added since Willace wouldn't have Terriermon and Lopmon with him so I felt that an explanation was required. And yes it is Lopmon and not Kokomon. Lopmon is KoKomon's rookie form people. Willace just didn't know Kokomon's champion name so he just kept calling him Kokomon (the name for that Digimon we saw in the movie is actually Wendigomon, just FYI).
3.) I explained why the Tamers digivice is called a D-Powers. Someone harped on me that the Tamers only called their Digivices D-Powers once or twice in the entire anime (english version), so I added this explanation to satisfy critics. Satisfied peoples?
Ok, those are the major changes. I hope you all enjoyed this newly revised chapter. More are to come. Feel free to send me a private message here on FanFiction, ask me something in a review, or contact me on Facebook. I've got a new FB account just for my Shara Raizel alias as well as a page you can go to. Can't wait to hear from you!