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"No, not DiCE," Michel's picture was replaced by a display map, "But rather a pocket space within our Virtual World program. It's intercepting any jumps out of our training program. I don't know what's causing it, but since I can't alter the programing it has to be a Digimon."
"Guess there's only one thing left to do," I announced to both Michel and Snowmon, "and that's follow them."
I focused my energies with the ease that I achieved after years of practice and acceptance.
"Speed Soul," I snapped and slammed onto my D-Cell, "Charge!"
"Snowmon digivolve to," Snowmon shouted, his small form gave way to a being four times his normal height.
He now wore shorts and had a lizard like tail flowing behind him. Further up, one can see that his physic was even more humanoid than before. The main exceptions were his hands and head. His hands now formed naturally to the shape of boxer gloves. His head was still in that canine shape, but you wouldn't be able to recognize him. His ears were completely gone, his eyes were much more serious. His nose turned into a shade of blue, while his teeth were now easily identified. He now had five large spike like icicles that made him look like he was wearing a huge crown. The greatest change about him was his speed. In this new form, his movements could be so fast that most of our opponents wouldn't be able to tell that he was moving before they hit the ground.
He punched outwards, shattering the light of Digivolution, "Blizzardmon!"
We stood still for a few more seconds…
I felt a cold breeze pass through, but nothing else happened.
"Okay, why aren't we making a Jump," I yelled my question to Michel.
"Let me check," Michel typed then sighed, "Seems like your Passport is locked to that Racamaru kid."
"Why would," then I remembered-
"… Effective five minutest ago, you can't leave until Cooper Racamaru produces his own Digisoul," the instructor said.
"I'm stuck here until Cooper learns how to use his Digisoul…," I slowly fell to my knees, pulling my hair out, "I'm going to be stuck here forever!"
"Stop being overly dramatic Ronan," Blizzardmon crossed his arms, "It wasn't that difficult for you to teach that kid to Digivolve. So how hard will it be for us to teach Cooper?"
"You're right Snow," I recovered my composer, "with my help Cooper is guaranteed to learn the summoning his Digisoul."
"Speaking which," Michel looked closer to the screen, "where is that little card thief?"
Blizzardmon and I both froze. We shakily looked at each other as we just realized that, until this point in time, we had forgotten about him completely.
We shouted in perfect harmony and agreement, "Cooper!"
"ACHUUU," I sneezed hard, I rubbed my nose.
"You have to teach me how to do that."
"It's not a voluntary thing, metalhead," I placed my thumbs in my pockets, "it happens when your body's trying to get rid of dust and germs."
"What's a germ?"
"I don't think you have to worry about that. It doesn't matter," I shouted as my new Passport beeped, "what is it now?"
"Well, that's no way to greet someone," Michel's picture popped up on the screen, "and here I thought that even thief like you could be polite."
"Are you still on about that?"
"From the looks of the wall, it looks like you're in the Crane Chambers of Router Ruins."
"I guess so," I shrugged, "Hey, while I've got you on the line, we have an emergency situation here."
"I already know," Michel opened one of his snacks, "why else would I be calling you, thief."
"Stop calling me a thief," I stomped.
"Listen we need you to learn how to use your Digisoul and fast."
"Oh, is that all?"
"What do you mean is that all?"
"Oh nothing," I rolled my eyes, knowing full well the skill will just come to me when I need it.
"DiCE has made it so that even if an Inductee passes the test then they'll be transported to their headquarters for capture."
"What? Then why would you want me to pass the test? I might as well just trigger another one of those boulder traps and get it over with."
"What boulder traps," Michel raised an eyebrow, before quickly shaking his head, "Never mind, look with any luck DiCE might be underestimating our current Inductees."
"Of course they are, because I'm here."
"No, You'd just get in the way. Ronan is already an expert fighter," Michel said finishing his treat, "You would be deleted before you have a chance to finish Digivolution."
"Hey," Raccoomon shouted, "you may not know this but we're invincible."
Michel paused for a moment, "Okay, what kind of junk have you been filling your Digimon's head with?"
"Just the truth," I smirked.
"Yeah, keep thinking like that and Carly will have to come save you again."
Strangely, Michel did seem to make a good point.
"I can't have Carly saving me at the last minute every time. What kind of hero would I be if I did," I thought out loud, raising my hands respectively, "On the other hand, I really didn't want to be a hero. On the other other hand, not wanting to be a hero, might have caused me to be become the hero to begin with. Now while I'm thinking about it, where did that third hand come from?"
"Bonjour," that French girl finished wrapping her arms around m.
"Ahhhh," was my natural reaction, Raccoomon did the same.
"(Magnificent, you're already in sync with your partner.)," she smiled. "Rich girl," I grasped my heart until it calmed down, "You can talk."
"(What kind of stupid question is that, friend?)," she crossed her arms.
"She can't speak anything except for French, Cooper," Michel explained, "I've just upgraded you Passport to work around the Hacker's Glitch."
"That explains why she still sounds funny," I pointed my thumb back at her, "of course she like of looks funny too."
She slapped me on the back of the head.
"By the way, she can understand you even without a Translator program."
"Okay, so why is she here?"
"Gwen just so happened to be there," Michel shrugged, "but at the same time, it's lucky since she has to be warned too."
"(Warned about what?)"
"The entrance exam has somehow been hacked into. People who pass are Jumped into a trap," Michel explained as he displayed the same simulation that he showed Ronan.
"(What? They pulled that same trick in France.)," the french girl growled, "(We thought it was a Trojan Horse plan. We couldn't tell who we could trust anymore.)"
"I know," Michel sighed, "I read the report, but this time we have a secret weapon. All we need to do is have Cooper summon his Digisoul, and Ronan will do the rest."
"(That rude insensitive swine that you were with was Ronan?)"
"Yeah, sorry about that. I only recently met him."
"(Then your name is Cooper)"
"(And you said that I sounded funny.)," she giggled.
"Hello, more important things," Raccoomon shouted.
"Raccoomon's right. While we're wasting time, one of our own is being forced into joining DiCE's enslaved masses."
"(Then I'm going too.)"
"No, your Digimon's unique abilities will be more useful where you are."
"(You know about him?)"
"Believe me, there's not much that people can hide from me," Michel admitted, "don't worry, I'm not prejudice and this is an emergency."
Gwen paused, "(Okay, what do we need to do?)"
"Let's see," Michel pulled up his notes, "according to Ronan, you make a wish and have Raccoomon grant it."
"I might have paraphrased a little bit."
"Okay, then I wish I was never a Tamer to begin with," I huffed.
"Cooper," Raccoomon paused.
"(I may have never officially met Ronan, but I highly doubt that's what he meant when he says make a wish.)," Gwen placed a hand to her heart, "(When it came to my partner and me, I wished for… something much more meaningful.)"
"What? That is meaningful," I said it without a second thought. I was such an idiot, "I never wanted a Digimon in my life and when this is all over the Raiders can have him."
"(You're heartless.)," Gwen quickly turned away from me, "(and to think that I thought you were cute.)"
"What," the three of us said.
"Mistress has always had a thing for the underdog," a fifth voice said.
"(Straymon!)," Gwen blushed at an empty space.
Suddenly, the empty space was filled by a new Digimon. I've never seen a 'Straymon' before, but it certainly looked familiar. It was almost exactly like a Gazimon in design. So much so, that it would be easier to tell you the differences. His fur was unkept. His eyes were yellow and seemed to sneer evilly even while they were closed. He had a long tail and gloves like a Gotomon. He possessed a sharp 'S' on the back of each glove. He had jagged stripes all down his body. On closer inspection, one would see that the stripes were actually nasty scars.
"Where did he come from," I shouted pointing at him.
"The rip in the program," Straymon said pointing straight up.
"Where did that come from," Raccomon pointed.
"It's Straymon's unique ability," Michel explained, "I believe that the people at your old base called it a 'parasite de bataille'."
"(I prefer to call it as, how you say) 'Battle Glitch'," Gwen corrected, "(the other one is simply a joke that those who wish to insult my partner created.)"
"So, Straymon has the ability to pass through the programing," I thought out loud, "Then why doesn't he just take us straight to where the bubble is?"
Everyone in the room paused at my question.
Moving on to a little later, in the pocket dimension…
"Dracomon," the inductee shouted when the smoke cleared. His partner had performed to the best of his ability for the past ten minutes. But this enemy… well…
"Very good Searchmon," the member of DiCE declared boastfully, this one looked like a reject chimney sweep from Mary Poppins. His long scarf stretched from his neck, out further than the length of his entire body down. Which wouldn't be a problem since there was no ground in the "bubble". The four of them floated almost aimlessly in this space. Dracomon (as Coredramon) couldn't get any footing, nor could he land any attacks. All of the attacks that Coredramon could make only served to project him away from the enemy. Searchmon's partner only played around with Coredramon until his Hertz Jamming weakened him enough for the finishing blow.
Of course, this member of DiCE couldn't help, but explain what his entire strategy was to the Inductee.
"Dracomon," the inductee finally got close enough to hug his partner, "I'm sorry, it's all my fault."
"We can't give up Partner," Dracomon shook as he looked back up, "I "
"Don't you get it child," the DiCE agent floated down closer, "So long as I'm in this space, I'm unbeatable."
"In that case we'll take you out of this space," Straymon shouted. At the moment that the Dice Member turned around was when Straymon latched himself onto Searchmon, "Frenzy Fillet!"
Straymon's claws cut their way through another hole this one much larger than the one he took the four of us through to get here. The wind forced Searchmon out of the pocket dimension and into the Red Router Ruins. Raccoomon and I jumped as far as we could to retrieve the inductees. Gwen followed behind us. Searchmon crashed hard into the ground, while Straymon leaped up to capture his mistress. A large bluish monster jumped up to catch the inductees. Raccoomon and I didn't have such luck. Raccoomon landed first, but bounced out of the way of my landing space.
This is the last chapter of the episode.
Sorry no battle this episode. This is all that I could get written.
I may update this chapter so that you will see who/what they will be battling.
But that will not be today.
I promise that the next episode will have a battle.