Last Time: SkullGreymon ran rampant through the Digital World with Gabumon, Armadillomon, and Hawkmon all giving chase. They eventually stumbled onto a television where they were able to contact Izzy, Yolei, and Cody. Once they arrived in the Digital World, they were confronted by Rosa and ChaosGallantmon where a huge battle took place. A sudden connection with Gennai soon resulted in Tentomon reaching the Mega stage for the first time. But just as HerculesKabuterimon started to get the best of the battle, ChaosGallantmon prepared himself to destroy EVERYTHING! Meanwhile, back in the real world, Takato still isn't sure where Jeri's been going. But luckily, there happened to be a detective in the vicinity. Ken and Wormmon took the task of finding Jeri and were surprised by their findings. Jeri was in the Digital World…and ran into Leomon! Davis's attempts to get back in Kari's good graces were ultimately unsuccessful and it's anybody's guess where things will go from here. And Guardromon is still malfunctioning…but somebody's ready to take matters into his own hands.
Digimon: The College Years
Episode 37- Shock Therapy
Henry's stomach growled once more. He hadn't had a bite to eat the entire day. He hadn't had a chance to get out of the robotics lab and was starting to think he should begin packing a sleeping bag. He couldn't believe that Kazu and Kenta had gotten him into this.
The Robotics Fair was approaching quickly. Time was running short. At this point, Henry was ready to stick his head in a circuit breaker. Everything he had tried had resulted in failure. There was seemingly no way to uncross the android Digimon's wires. It was just an exercise in futility and Henry was ready to call it quits.
"I can't take it anymore, Terriermon," Henry sighed, dropping his wrench. "It's just hopeless. I've spent days trying to fix Guardromon and I don't think I've made any progress at all."
"That's kind of a harsh thing to say," Terriermon replied. "I think you've made at least SOME progress. I'll prove it to you." The long-eared Digimon placed a Tootsie pop, of all things, in front of Guardromon. "Mr. Guardromon, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie pop?"
"Let's find out," Guardromon responded. He then proceeded to smash it to pieces with his burly hand. "Zero."
Terriermon sweatdropped. "That's not what I had in mind. And you wasted a perfectly good Tootsie pop, you robotic dunce!"
"I give up," Henry sighed. "I need some lunch. Terriermon, you coming?"
Terriermon politely declined by making a negative motion with his left ear. "No, that's fine. I'll just…try and work on Guardromon myself."
Henry shrugged. "Suit yourself. I'll bring you back a sandwich."
Henry walked out of the science lab, nearly crashing into the door. His focus was really off at this point. He kept thinking about how he was going to get Guardromon in functioning order.
Of course, the rest of his brain was thinking about how he would get back at Kazu and Kenta for putting him in this situation to begin with.
As soon as Henry was gone, Terriermon walked towards the pay phone at the end of the robotics lab. Using a coin he had found on the ground, Terriermon inserted the coin with his left ear and dialed with his right. He heard one tone, followed by a second.
"Come on, pick up."
"Hello? You've reached TK, Ken, and Davish. They aren't in right now, so leave your name…"
"Veemon, cut the answering machine act. It's me."
"Oh, hey Terriermon. What's up?"
"I'm about ready to take drastic measures with our android friend over here. Bring Patamon to the robotics lab. We've got a lot of work to do."
Terriermon hung up and looked over at Guardromon. He rubbed his ears together in anticipation. He had a plan. And he would make sure Guardromon was in functional order if it was the last thing he did.
The scene was tense. Everybody stood in place, including Izzy, helplessly watching as ChaosGallantmon furiously charged up his shield — preparing for his next attack. The Digimon Empress, who was sitting on his shoulder, was looking on pleased. After taking a tremendous beating, Agumon lay prone on the ground, not remembering anything from the previous battle in which he fought as SkullGreymon. Like everyone else, Izzy knew what was coming. An attack of apocalyptic proportions was on its way and it appeared as if none of the DigiDestined would be spared.
But unlike the others, HerculesKabuterimon wasn't about to simply stand around. "Hey! This is no time to be standing around like statues! We've got to get out of here!"
"You can't escape!" Rosa shouted. "You'll never make it out of the blast range in time!"
That's when something interrupted the proceedings. A blast came out of nowhere and struck the ground a few inches in front of ChaosGallantmon. It was as if it came out of thin air. The evil one, clearly distracted by the unexpected blast, stopped charging his shield and started looking around, wielding his lance fiercely. He wanted to know what hit him and Rosa looked at the first suspects — the DigiDestined and their Digimon.
"Who did that?!" she demanded.
Gabumon shrugged. "You're looking at US?"
Meanwhile, another blast came — this time from behind ChaosGallantmon. Whoever this assailant was, he or she worked fast. ChaosGallantmon started stepping in circles, trying to anticipate the next attack. This gave the DigiDestined the opening they needed.
"I think that's our cue to exit," HerculesKabuterimon noted.
With lightning speed, the Mega form of Tentomon grabbed each DigiDestined and Digimon, including the unconscious Agumon, and carried them away to safety, leaving Rosa and ChaosGallantmon in the dust. Izzy could hardly believe it, but they had all traveled miles in the span of seconds.
"Amazing! We must have been traveling at the speed of sound! That's quite a feat for a Digimon of your size."
"That's nothing! You should see how quickly I move at a pie-eating contest."
Cody kicked the sand in front of him. "We accomplished nothing. ChaosGallantmon is still out there and we still don't know what Rosa wants with Kari."
"Something isn't adding up," Izzy mused. "While the Dark Spore can bring out the worst in a person, there's no logical explanation why it would make Rosa seemingly single out Kari. There's a piece of the puzzle that's missing."
"I've already tried talking to Ken about this," Yolei added. "He doesn't know what to make of this either. There shouldn't be any reason why Rosa's targeting Kari more than anybody else."
Suddenly, Agumon started to come to. "What happened?"
Armadillomon chuckled sheepishly. "Let's just say we used up all the juice from the box."
"We're all safe now," Hawkmon added. "Thankfully, reinforcements arrived in a timely manner."
Izzy checked his watch. "I believe it's time for us to head back home. We've spent more time here in the Digital World than I originally anticipated we would."
"What should we do, Izzy?" Gabumon asked.
Izzy thought about that. Gabumon and the others were practically fugitives and there was no telling when Rosa and ChaosGallantmon would pop up. It wasn't safe to just leave them around. On the other hand, the Digital World was also in danger and the Digimon were far from a position to defend themselves against this menace.
"We can't just leave them here, can we?" Yolei asked, reaffirming Izzy's fears.
"It wouldn't be the safest measure, that's for sure," Izzy sighed.
The innocent Digimon of the Digital World were all targets for the wrath of ChaosGallantmon and would remain that way for as long as there was a mysterious Digimon out there aiding the cause of the DigiDestined and the Tamers. That's how things always were.
That voice came from Izzy's laptop. Without hesitation, Izzy opened the laptop and there on the screen was Gennai.
"Are we glad to see you," Izzy smiled.
Gennai first turned his attention to Agumon, Gabumon, Hawkmon, and Armadillomon. "You four did a great job! While we don't know the motives behind Rosa's actions, you were the first to discover The Digimon Empress as the driving force behind the Black Gears. Unfortunately, there are more questions that need answers…including the REAL force behind all this."
"What do you mean 'the REAL force'?" Yolei asked.
"I've been conferencing with the four Digimon Sovereigns about this entire situation. The effects of the Dark Spores have been well-documented, but some of the motives behind Rosa's actions simply don't add up…leading us all to believe that there's someone else behind The Digimon Empress."
"Who?" Izzy asked.
"We have our suspicions, but nothing's confirmed yet. The answers will come soon, but we have to keep our guard up. And most importantly, expect the unexpected."
"Gennai, someone helped us escape from Rosa earlier," Cody cut in. "Do you know who or what it could have been?"
"Hmm…I'm not sure I have an answer for you, Cody. But if there is an ally out there, we could sure use it right about now. Because I have a feeling that things are about to pick up very soon…if they haven't already."
"It's a good thing we have somebody watching Kari right now," Yolei pointed out.
Izzy, though, wasn't convinced. "Somehow…I wonder if surveillance will be enough."
"There's nothing more we can do now," Gennai continued. "You guys have studying to do, so you'd better get back to the real world. But in the interests of security, we'll need you to take the Digimon with you."
"We've got enough Digimon up there as it is!" Yolei whined. "We can't possibly take anymore around campus. What if someone gets suspicious?"
"You guys are great at improvising under such pressure. I'm sure you'll all think of some creative way to handle this. Good luck."
The feed died and Yolei kicked the dirt on the ground. Odaiba University was already crawling with undercover Digimon. With more set to take up space, things had the potential to become disastrous.
"I don't believe this!" Yolei huffed. "It almost makes me want to go back to class!"
"Don't you have a final coming up?" Cody pointed out.
Yolei sweatdropped. "Oh yeah! Uh…on the other hand, bring on ChaosGallantmon!"
"Balancing school and saving two worlds isn't getting easier," Izzy sighed. "I wonder how things will go with some extra babysitting on top of it?"
Ken couldn't believe what he was witnessing. He finally found out where Jeri was going, but he never expected her to go out into the Digital World with Kari's Digivice. And he never expected to see her looking for Leomon. Ken remembered the last time he had seen Leomon. It was when Etemon made his unwanted appearance back during Odaiba High School's prom. He couldn't understand what would make Jeri seek him out, but he had a feeling that he would find out by listening in from his hiding place behind one of the cave's rocks.
Leomon broke the silence. "Who are you?"
"You don't remember me?" Jeri asked. "It's me, Jeri."
"I don't know a Jeri," Leomon replied. Then he spied the Digivice in her hand—the one belonging to Kari. "How did you get that? You're a DigiDestined?"
Jeri shook her head. "No. This belongs to my friend." She pocketed the Digivice and took out her own. "This one belongs to me. I'm a Digimon Tamer. You should remember. You were my partner."
"I never had a human partner," Leomon said. "I'm afraid you're mistaking."
Jeri frowned. "But you must be him. I came all this way looking for my lost partner. If you aren't him…then you must know something about him."
Leomon paused briefly, letting Jeri's words sink in. "Your partner was a Leomon?"
Jeri nodded. "The best partner a Tamer could have."
"You must be referring to one of our fallen brothers," Leomon sighed.
"Brothers?" Jeri repeated.
"I am a part of an entire clan. There are many Leomon scattered across the Digital World, seeking justice for all and fighting those who threaten it. We are a noble bunch and, in many cases, our nobility requires us to make the ultimate sacrifice."
"What do you mean?"
"Many Leomon have given their lives to protect the innocent and save the Digital World from evil. One Leomon tried to stand up to MetalEtemon and sacrificed himself to stop the fiend before he could destroy the DigiDestined. Another Leomon actually made the brave trek into the human world to protect the innocent there. Legend says he also gave his life."
Jeri's eyes widened. "That's him! That's my Leomon!"
"You knew the Leomon of legend? The one who ventured into the human world to combat the Devas?"
"Yes! That's him! And…for a while…I thought you were him. When my friend told me of a Leomon she saw in the Digital World…I started getting my hopes up that you might be him."
Leomon hung his head down. "I am sorry to disappoint you."
"No…it's ok. In a way…this is a form of closure. I just wish…things could be different. I miss him."
Leomon nodded. "I know you must miss him. All fallen Leomon have proven themselves to be great heroes. Yours was no different. The Digital World would not be what it is today without him."
Jeri hung her head down. "More than that, though, I wish he was around to help me. There's someone out there sending evil Digimon into my world and trying to abduct my friend. Someone known as The Digimon Empress."
"Did you say 'The Digimon Empress'?" Leomon gasped.
Jeri looked up. "Yes I did. You know about her?"
"Who doesn't know about her? She's left this world in chaos and she needs to be stopped."
"You could stop her! The Leomon I knew was the bravest Digimon in both worlds! You have more than enough courage to stop someone like her!"
"Not by myself," Leomon sighed. "There's no way I could take her and her minions on by myself."
Jeri took Leomon's hand. "Maybe we won't have to. I have an idea."
Ken leaned over to try and listen in, but he tripped on a rock, which rolled through the ground. The echo was enough to get Leomon's attention. The lion took out his dagger.
"Who's there? Show yourself!"
Wormmon slithered out and raised his hands. "No need to get nasty. We're all friends here."
Jeri gasped. "Wormmon? Ken? What are you doing here?"
Having blown his cover, Ken stepped out of his hiding place and into the open. "We came looking for you. Takato was getting worried, so…he wanted to make use of my detective skills."
"And what great detectives we are," Wormmon grinned. "Well Ken, I guess we can consider this case closed."
Jeri crossed her arms. "And why is Takato worried about me?"
Ken bashfully scratched the back of his head. "He…just wanted to see where you were going all this time. He didn't know why you've never been around."
Jeri shook her head. "That should be none of his business where I've been going. But…I guess I have been pretty secretive. But this secret isn't ready to come out yet. I have a plan and I don't want to risk it somehow spreading to the wrong people. It'll take a lot of work, but it could help everything get better. You want in?"
Wormmon tugged on Ken's pant leg. "Sooner or later, everyone's going to wonder where we are. Are you sure this is a good idea?"
It didn't take long for Ken to render a verdict. "If it helps things get better, count me in."
Diligently studying for her finals that were coming up, Kari didn't want to leave her dorm room for any reason. She certainly didn't want to let anything distract her from what would certainly be the most difficult time of her freshman year. But unfortunately, overprotective big brother Tai had other plans. Kari couldn't get any studying done with people seemingly looking over her shoulder.
The worst of them, so far, was Davis. Kari didn't know what to think anymore. She felt betrayed. She put all her trust in Davis and he had let her down. It wasn't anything personal. It was a matter of trust.
It was the same reason she broke up with TK — trust issues.
The worst of it all was that Davis was seemingly reverting to his old self. Ever since this whole fight escalated, Davis has become the obnoxious, love-crazed fool that she couldn't stand back when they were kids. She thought he had matured from such a state of being.
At this point, Kari was starting to wonder if maybe it was time for her to take a break from boys, period — at least until the end of finals week.
"Hello?" a familiar voice called out from behind the door. "Kari?"
Kari breathed a frustrated sigh. It was time for the next person to take a shift watching over her. But sadly, she recognized the voice and didn't know if this one would be any better than Davis.
She opened the door and put on a half-smile. "Come in, TK."
TK was looking more bashful than usual. He seemed almost nervous to come in, but he eventually gathered the nerve. Kari knew why. The last time he saw her, she was drunk in Yolei's room, nearly falling over and generally looking foolish. Upon thinking about that, Kari started to blush herself.
"I'm kinda glad to see you," Kari said cheerfully. "I've been having so much trouble concentrating lately, especially with certain distractions and all."
TK took a seat on the floor. "I'll bet. Have you been able to study at all?"
Kari pointed over at the TV a few feet away. TK looked over and sweatdropped. There was a big distraction…in the form of Renamon and Gatomon having a friendly little competition.
"My Persian's about to beat your Ninetails, Renamon!"
"That's what you think, cat! My Ninetails is about to fry your Persian!"
Kari sweatdropped. "They've been at it all day…and they aren't exactly quiet about…"
"BOOYAH! Told you your Ninetails couldn't beat my Persian!"
"It was a lucky shot! I never expected your Persian to use a Fissure attack."
"I got next!" Calumon shouted excitedly. "My Togetic can take on all comers!"
TK nodded. "I guess it's been that kind of day."
"And it doesn't help that Davis tried to make up with me earlier," Kari sighed. "He just doesn't get it, TK. This isn't an issue of whether he loves me or not. It's about trust. And these days, I can't trust too many people. And I'm not the type who sticks around for people who violate my trust."
"You can say that again," TK said under his breath.
"What was that?"
"Oh…well, it got to a point where I just didn't want to hear it anymore. I have other things on my mind that I need to be concentrating on. I can't believe that Tai set up this stupid shift system. I'm not an eight-year-old girl anymore! I can take care of myself! I don't need people babysitting me!"
"We're just worried about you, that's all."
"But why, TK? Do you guys really believe something bad will happen to me with Gatomon and Renamon around?"
"We can't take any chances. We don't know what Rosa wants with you and we don't know what'll happen if she gets to you! We care about you too much to let anything happen to you."
Kari slammed her hands on her desk in frustration. "You know, I'm getting just a little tired of people acting like I'm so defenseless! I'm not who I used to be, TK! I grew up! I'm not a little girl!"
"But not yet a woman," TK cracked.
"Would you stop it?!" Kari snapped. "I'm being serious!" When TK's smile faded, she continued. "I'm not a little eight-year-old kid who needs all the big kids watching her every second. I can take care of myself! I don't know how many times I'm going to have to tell everyone that!"
Kari felt a furry paw on her back. She turned around and saw Gatomon standing next to her.
"We know you can take care of yourself, Kari," Gatomon said. "But you can't take on the world by yourself. Sometimes we all need a little help."
"I just wish people would trust me more," Kari sighed. "That's all I want."
"You seem to have a lot of issues about trust," TK noted. "And I should know that better than anybody."
"And what's that supposed to mean?" Kari asked curiously.
"Nothing," TK shrugged. "Shouldn't you be studying?"
Kari closed her textbook. "No, I want to hear this now. What do you mean by that?"
"It was nothing. Just a random comment."
Kari furrowed her brow. "Somehow, I doubt that."
Kari hesitantly opened her textbook and slowly shifted her eyes towards the pages. She didn't know what TK meant and it didn't appear as if he would talk to her about it. But maybe he had a point. Kari and the issue of trust have clashed on more than one occasion. It wasn't easy for Kari to trust a lot of people. As friendly and cheerful as she was, lately it hasn't been easy for her to be trusting.
Perhaps it coincided with this pain she was feeling — the feeling that came with the darkness that would just not stop haunting her.
Back in the robotics lab, Terriermon put the finishing touches on Guardromon. He reached for the various tools he needed with each ear and made the proper adjustments with his hands. Once Terriermon was finished, he placed the android's panel back where it belonged and stepped off the crate he was standing on.
"Ok Veemon, plug it in!"
"Are you sure about this?" Patamon asked with a tone of uncertainty.
"Trust me, this'll work," Terriermon said. "I've seen this done on TV hundreds of time. It's a little thing they call 'shock therapy'. In this case, I've strapped wires to the temples of Guardromon's head. Whenever he says something dopey, I inject him with a small electric shock using this remote control I hold in my hand."
"How small a shock are we talking here?"
"Well, you've also got to think about the fact that he's a machine-type, so he can take a lot more than humans..."
"How small, Terriermon?"
"Only 20 amps, the same number you'd find in a typical living room socket."
"Are you insane?!" Patamon snapped. "What's the matter with you?"
"I remember when Davish stuck a fork in a living room socket once," Veemon chimed in. "He lit up like a Christmas tree."
"See?" Terriermon grinned. "If a bonehead like Davis can shock himself like that and still walk, then Guardromon should be fine. Now let's give him a test. Guardromon, are you ready?"
"Ready," the machine-type responded.
"Ok then. Guardromon, try and say something smart."
Terriermon chuckled. "Wrong answer."
With that, Terriermon turned the knob on his remote control. Veemon and Patamon cringed as they heard the sparks and sizzles coming from Guardromon. Veemon tried to inch towards the machine-type, but was met with a loud spark, sending him rolling backwards in a panic.
Hoping to work off the first example, Terriermon moved on towards his next experiment. He took out a can of tuna and displayed it to Guardromon.
"What's in this can?"
Guardromon took the can in his hand. "Chicken…by the sea."
Terriermon turned the knob more this time around, sending more shockwaves through Guardromon's system. Patamon was covering his eyes at this point and Veemon couldn't turn his eyes away from what was quickly turning into quite a light show. After about a minute, Terriermon mercifully turned the knob back down.
"How are you feeling, Guardromon?" Terriermon asked.
"Like…a mil-million…bolts…b-b-b-bolts," Guardromon stammered.
"Then you're ready for another test."
"Uh…Terriermon, I think he's had enough," Patamon cut in.
"I'll tell you when he's had enough!" Terriermon snapped. He then took out a stack of flashcards with pictures on them. "Ok Guardromon, I'm going to show you a picture and you tell me what it is. Ready? Go!"
Guardromon examined each picture. "Dog…cat…ostrich…gorilla…duck…squirrel…"
Then Terriermon switched to a picture of a certain furry animal with webbed feet, a duck's bill, and a beaver's tail.
Guardromon paused before answering. "Platy-ma-pus."
Terriermon covered his face in shame with his right ear before turning the knob with his hand. This time, he turned it up even more. The result was louder snaps and a bigger shower of sparks.
"He looks like a Christmas tree," Veemon noted.
"I think you've made your point," Patamon grumbled. "Turn it down!"
"Fine," Terriermon sighed. He tried to turn the knob…but it suddenly broke. "Uh oh. That's not good."
Sensing panic, Terriermon jumped off the crate and rushed over to unplug the wires, but was met with a sharp electric shock upon reaching for the outlet. Terriermon briefly lit up before falling on his back with swirled eyes. Veemon and Patamon ran over to their fallen friend.
"You ok?" Veemon asked.
"Chicken by the sea," Terriermon slurred deliriously. "Really DOESN'T make sense, does it?" Veemon frantically slapped him in the face repeatedly until he came to. Terriermon looked around. "The circuit breakers!"
Veemon and Patamon ran towards the janitor's closet that was sitting by the corner. Patamon flew up and opened up the circuit breaker door and flipped all the switches. The entire building went dark, but thankfully that meant Terriermon could unplug Guardromon. After pulling the plug, Terriermon slowly approached the android, being careful not to trip over anything on the ground.
"Hey, big guy. You ok?"
"Two plus two is four…two plus two is four…is four…is four."
Terriermon blinked. "Well, I did the best I could. If shock therapy doesn't work, I don't know how you'll win the Robotics Fair." Then he picked up the remains of the remote control. "Unless…I tweak this a little bit."
Terriermon held onto the remote. Maybe some modifications would be all that's needed.
Rika sat in the library with her head buried in one of her textbooks. As much as she hated to admit it, college was starting to get the better of her. Pressure was starting to overcome her and her grades were beginning to suffer. Of course, part of that reason was because of sudden drama and Digimon attacks. Though these were circumstances Rika couldn't have foreseen, it seemed that everyone else could handle the distractions with ease. Especially Kari, who was pulling in a 4.0. With most of the danger surrounding her, Rika would have thought she would have at least had a blemish. Of course, if she did—she just wouldn't be Miss Perfect.
But Rika didn't want to be left in the dust. That's why she had practically imprisoned herself in the library for the last few days. With finals coming up, she couldn't afford to slack off at all.
Of course, she couldn't avoid ALL distractions.
Rika raised her head from her book and was startled upon seeing Ryo's face up close. But her momentary alarm soon shifted into that all-too-familiar Rika anger.
"How did you get here?!" she demanded. "Only students are allowed in this library!"
"Hey, keep your voice down," Ryo grinned. "We're in a library, you know."
"How did you get in here?" Rika snarled again.
Ryo flashed a visitor's pass. "Takato and Henry got me this visitor's pass. So what are you up to?"
Rika breathed a sigh of discontent. "I'm studying. Do you have something to say?"
Ryo's grin didn't fade. "As a matter of fact, I do. I've got good news. Care to guess what it is?"
"You're moving to another country?"
Ryo scoffed. "Yeah right. No, I'm actually coming to Odaiba U next year."
Rika's jaw nearly dropped. Her textbook fell on the desk with a loud thud. "Are you serious?"
"Yeah! What do you think?"
Rika didn't know what to say. This was the last thing she expected to hear…and also the last thing she WANTED to hear. But she didn't see any sign of that mischievous gleam in Ryo's eyes. He was dead serious.
"You've got to be kidding me!" Rika said with disdain.
"Nope. I'm serious," Ryo said, almost teasingly. He moved his hand over and leaned in closer. "You'll get to see me everyday."
Rika wasn't taking any of this with good humor. She slammed her textbook shut on Ryo's fingers.
"You think this is funny, Ryo?" Rika growled. "What suddenly made you decide to come here?"
"Well, I see everyone coming here to make something of themselves and I figure I should join in. I want to make something of myself. I want to give my life some direction. And it'll be great to go to school with all my friends…and you."
Rika shook her head. "I need to take a walk."
She got up and started to walk out. Ryo's smile finally started to fall to a frown. He swung over the desk and got back on his feet.
"Aren't you at least gonna congratulate me?"
Rika growled under her breath. She turned around shook her head. "You just don't get it, do you?"
"Um…is there something I should know?"
Rika turned around and just kept her angry stare. "I really don't feel like spelling it out for you."
After her class was finished, Talley made an urgent phone call. She was hoping he'd answer right away, but there was no response. All she got was the taunting busy signal that rang through her ears for the last three hours. Talley hung up and dialed again. Finally, Talley just decided to leave a message.
"Yamaki, this is Talley. I need you to get back to me. I don't know what it is, but there's something telling me that reviving the Juggernaut project isn't the solution. Whether you believe you worked out all the bugs or not, there's something telling me that this isn't going to work the way you want it to. There has to be another way. Get back to me as soon as you get this message."
Talley hung up the phone. She was growing increasingly frustrated that her pleas were going unnoticed. And she couldn't deny the bad feeling she was getting about this whole thing. She didn't want to see a repeat of what happened after the D-Reaper attack. Talley remembered the great loss experienced by the Tamers.
But more than that, Talley was getting the feeling that something really bad was about to happen if Juggernaut was reinitiated.
She needed to get in contact with Izzy.
Impmon tossed a fireball from the roof of the freshman dorm building. With Renamon and Gatomon getting along like buddies now, things were quickly starting to get boring again. All he could do was toss down an occasional fireball and hope it created some excitement.
One thing that did excite Impmon for a while was the battle he engaged in. He never expected to be getting back in a fight, especially as Beelzemon, but it was great to hold his trademark guns again. He missed the days when he was tearing through the D-Reaper's minions like nobody's business. Beelzemon was a serious force to be reckoned with.
But now he was just plain old Impmon, tossing miniscule fireballs down a dorm roof for a cheap thrill.
"Hey, we need to talk."
Impmon stopped everything when he heard a voice. He realized he wasn't alone anymore. He turned around and saw the kid with the goggles on his head. It was Kari's friend.
"Ya wanna talk to me? You're Davis, right? What d'ya want? I'm busy over here."
"I just have some things I need to ask you," Davis began. "I knew you looked familiar and there was something about the way Kari described you that just…rang a bell with me. Then there was the other day and it all started to come back to me. And now I know your secret…Beelzemon."
Impmon lit a fireball and tossed it at Davis's feet. "How'd you know that? How'd you know who I am?"
Davis hopped out of the way. "I had a little talk with Terriermon last night. I knew you looked familiar."
"Well that's really funny, kid, 'cause I ain't never seen youse before in my life."
"You don't remember the Dark Ocean?"
Impmon's face fell upon hearing the words that still haunted him. "H-H-How do you know about that? You know about the Dark Ocean?"
"I…I…I don't…" Impmon paused to breathe a dejected sigh. "Alright, kid. What do you want to know?"
"Exactly what I asked you. I want to know if you remember the Dark Ocean."
"There's a lot I remember about the Dark Ocean…and a lot that I don't. It's a long story, kid. You got a while?"
"I have all night. It's not like I'm gonna spend my time doing homework."
"Well, sit back, kid. 'Cause this here's a long story…"
Next Time: Impmon recalls his memories of the Dark Ocean (dating back to before, during, and after "Keeping Secrets"). Some of them will surprise you. Why is Rika so upset about Ryo coming to Odaiba U next year? How chaotic will things get when the rest of the DigiDestined Digimon arrive in the dorms? And next week's the big Robotics Fair. How will Guardromon fare? And how will Terriermon affect the outcome?
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