The Warrior of Hope
A/N: This story is my very first fanfiction so please review and tell me what you think.
Disclaimer: I do not own digimon, and I probably never will. *sigh*
Standing on a train in the middle of a foreign country was definitely not what I wanted to be doing right now. I mean sure, it was awesome being in Japan, but I missed my home in the USA. I wonder what my friends are doing right now, I would just text them, but it would cost way too much to even text them. I looked around the train at all of the other kids my age and noticed not for the first time that they were all wearing school uniforms. I looked down at my baggy shirt with green and grey stripes and black roses over a black tank top. My skinny jeans that I knew all my friends would be wearing and my amazing purple Nikes that looked good with almost everything I had to wear. Sure, my clothes might sound weird, but it was my favorite outfit and was supposed to give me good luck on my first day here in Japan. I blew my brown hair out of my eyes and once again thought that I needed a haircut, I mean mid-back hair just isn't my style. I took out my iPod to listen to music and I caught a glimpse of my green eyes that practically named me.
I felt my phone vibrate in my pocket as I reached the Jiyuugaoka train station that was just a block away from our temporary apartment. I flipped open my phone and saw a message that said, "Your destiny is waiting, would you like to play?" Under this message there were two buttons, one saying yes and the other saying no. I rolled my eyes, but instead of putting my phone away and ignoring it like I would usually do, I clicked the yes button. I then heard a voice that said, "Jade Gallagher, you will now face your destiny, take the 5:45 train from Jiyuugaoka station to Shibuya." Considering the fact that I was already there I hurried to the ticket dispenser and bought a ticket. I got on the train and saw a goggle-headed boy rush to barely make it on before the train started moving. My cell phone vibrated when we were about half way there and it told me to transfer to the 6 o'clock subway from Shibuya station. I heard a lot of other cell phones go off and figured that I wasn't the only one playing this game. The goggle-head groaned when he saw the new message and I laughed when he said that he wasn't going to make it. He gave me a weird look like I had just sprouted wings from my back. I checked just to make sure but then gave him a confused look as my back was the same as it had always been.
The train stopped at Shibuya station and I hurried to the closest elevator from which I saw goggle-head darting through crowds to get to the elevator next to mine. The doors shut and I was cut off from the outside world as the elevator sped up more and more way past the basement, and then suddenly it stopped. My knees were weak from the drop and I was starting to regret this little trip when I got a new message on my phone. This one said, "Now it is up to you to decide what train to get on." I looked up in surprise, completely forgetting that I had come down here to get on a train. There were about twenty trains lined up and there were kids all around getting on them and socializing. I hurried over to a silver train and got on board, hoping that I wouldn't be the last one on. As it turned out, I was the only one on. I sighed as I looked out the window and saw goggle-head get on the red train next to mine with three other kids on it. The trains started moving and a concrete barrier was in between our trains. Suddenly, the back door to my car opened and in stepped a boy. He had black hair that was pulled back into a ponytail under a blue and yellow striped bandana. His dark hair made his blue eyes really stand out. He had a blue jacket with yellow stripes down the side of the arms on over a yellow tee-shirt. His grey pants didn't cover his white and blue shoes at all.
I realized that I had been staring at him and he had been raising his eyebrows at me for a solid minute. "Uh, hi, sorry about that, my name's Jade. What's yours?" I blushed as I stuttered my introduction.
"Koji Minamoto." He replied in a monotone voice. I bit my lip and as I was about to say something else the train suddenly jerked forward and I fell on top of him, knocking him to the ground. Some weird lights started flashing and I saw Koji's face being outlined by a wolf mask. As soon as the lights flashed back on I realized that I was still on top of him. I blushed so badly that my entire face was red and as I got up. "I am so, so sorry, I totally was not expecting that! Did I hurt you? I am so sorry, please forgive me." I bowed my head in embarrassment and shame. "It's fine; did you notice your face during that weird electrical surge?"
"Was there something wrong with my face? All I can remember is your face had a wolf mask over it or something." Now that I thought about it I probably sounded really stupid saying that.
"There was a weird half demon, half angel mask on your face and it was really giving me the chills to look at it." I was busy thinking about the fact that his voice had shown emotion when I finally processed his words. "Wait, my face looked half demon and half angel?" I put my hands to my face and felt my eyebrows scrunch up like they did whenever I was worried. "Don't worry; it's gone now I'm sure it was just us seeing things, right?"
"Right, there is nothing to worry about it; it was just the light playing tricks on our eyes." My voice didn't have any confidence in it, but we both let it slide. "So…" I stopped what I was about to say when I noticed that he was holding some strange device in his hands. It was white and blue and it looked like it was meant to scan something. "What is that?"
He looked in his hand and saw the strange device. "Hey, what happened to my cell phone?" At that I looked to my own hand where my cell phone was supposed to be and saw a device just like his except mine was dark purple and white. "Dang it, that was my brand new phone!" I know that I was whining, but still, my phone was like my life. I took a seat and looked out the window. "Can this get any worse?" Then I noticed that there was no ground beneath the train, only train tracks. I smacked my forehead on the glass, "Of course!"
Koji was giving me a weird look so I gestured towards the window. He looked outside and shook his head at our luck. "Well, I guess it could get worse." He smirked at me. "I'm glad that you can still make jokes about this Koji. I mean, we could die at any moment, but at least you now have a sense of humor." He laughed at my theatrics. Wait, he laughed? Monotone Koji laughed? Yep, he was definitely laughing, and his eyes were brighter than I could have ever guessed that they could get. Wow, maybe he went crazy. When he saw my confused look his eyes widened as if he hadn't realized what he was doing until then. His face quickly went neutral, but his eyes still had that shine in them that definitely wasn't there before.
"Um, sorry about that I don't know what came over me." I could tell that he was going to try his hardest not to lose it again. I smiled at him, "Don't worry about it, it was actually great to see you laugh, you should do it more often." He blushed at my words, but quickly hid it by pointing out that we were getting close to land. I looked out the window to see a giant explosion of green flames, cutting off one of the railroad lines next to ours. As I looked closer I realized that goggle-head was holding on to the tracks for dear life. I lost sight of him as he fell into a cave. I watched the cave until I saw more flames, except this time they were just normal orange and yellow. From what I could see there was a battle going on between two strange looking creatures. I couldn't get a really good look at them but I could tell when the one who shot out green flames lost. The other creature made him disintegrate. The creature then had a strange blue light floating around it before turning into a boy, and not just any boy, goggle-head himself! I stared blankly as he did something to make a forest appear around what I thought was a floating island. "Wow, this just gets weirder and weirder." Koji nodded in agreement.