SR: Hey readers! I'm Shara Raizel and many of you know me for my Digimon season crossover fan fiction, but this story is a little different and is going to be focused on one single season. The first season, Digimon Adventure, to be exact. Also, I'm not writing this fic alone! Meet my partner in crime!
APF: Hi! I'm animepotterfan! Ok, so we all know that Tai was the one that goes to the digital world in the beginning while Kari is sick at home, right? Well, what if it had been the opposite and their roles were reversed? What would happen? read to find out!
WE DO NOT OWN DIGIMON ADVENTURE 01 OR ANY OF ITS CHARACTERS! ...just this story. XD
Chapter 1: Before it Began
"Open wide," Yuuko Kamiya ordered as she held a thermometer in front of her 11-year son's mouth.
"Ahh!" Tai Kamiya sighed.
Yuuko then proceeded to pop the thermometer into his mouth.
"I don't think you should go to school today," She informed him. "I don't like the sound of that cough."
"Buh mm, toode da vom vo cammin weh be handnn ouh toode!" Tai whined while trying to keep the thermometer in his mouth.
"No speaking, young man!" Mrs. Kamiya scolded him.
Beep! Beep! Beep!
"Hmm, 38.9 degrees. Definitely a fever. Well that settle's it. You're not going to school today, period. Now what were you saying?" she asked sweetly.
"I said, *cough* 'But Mom, today the form for camping will be handed out!' I can't miss it!" he cried exasperatedly.
"Don't worry about it," Yuuko Kamiya said soothingly, "The camp won't start until the end of the week. You'll be better by then. And as for the form, you can ask Kari or Sora to pick one up for you."
"I can?" he beamed.
"We'll see what the doctor says," Yuuko sighed.
"Yes!" Tai punched the air, ecstatically. Then coughed and cleared his throat.
"Kari, where are you?" Yuuko called out to her daughter.
"I'm eating breakfast Mum!" A singsong voice shouted back.
Kari rushed to the door and opened it.
"Hi Sora!" Kari greeted her brother's childhood friend.
"Hey Kari!" Sora smiled but the smile quickly vanished. "Where's Tai?"
"He's got the flu so Mom says that he's gotta stay home from school today." Kari replied, looking at Sora with her big brown eyes.
Sora sighed. She was not surprised. This happened a lot with Tai. Then Sora heard a hurried set of footsteps coming from down the hall.
"Aw man Sora! I'm sorry! *Cough* I got the flu *sneeze* and… Argh! I DON'T KNOW!" he ruffled his hair in an irritated fashion.
He stopped when he heard a chuckle that gradually turned into a laugh. Sora looked pointedly at his attire. He was wearing a soccer jersey and boxer shorts with a soccer ball pattern on it. Tai gasped, thoroughly embarrassed that he'd forgotten to put on pants and sped back down the hall. Kari also laughed when she watched her brother's antics. A few minutes later Tai came back followed by his mother.
"Good morning Sora," Mrs. Kamiya smiled.
"Good morning ma'am," Sora bowed in greeting.
"I'm afraid that Tai isn't going to school this morning," Mrs. Kamiya sighed.
"I told her that Mum," Kari said as she headed back to the kitchen to put her dishes in the sink. "I'll be back in a minute Sora."
"Take your time," Sora called after the younger girl.
"Hey Sora?" Tai said hesitantly. "Do you mind picking up a registration form for camp?"
"Sure Tai," Sora nodded. "Kari and I wouldn't want you missing out. We've got to beat Hikaru Takada's team in soccer and canoeing again this year."
Tai nodded in agreement.
"Ok, I'm ready," Kari sighed as she reentered the entryway with her school things.
"Great!" Sora smiled. "Lets get going then."
"Have a good day at school girls!" Mrs. Kamiya said as she waved them out the front door.
Tai waved goodbye as well, but didn't say anything. He suddenly felt incredibly uneasy as he watched his best friend and sister leave for school, but couldn't figure out why. It wasn't as if the two of them had made the trip without him before. Casting the feeling aside, he allowed his mom to steer him back to his room and into bed.
Kari waited patiently for Sora after school by the entrance gate to her Elementary school. She was reading the form for the summer camp that was taking place over the next few weeks after school got out on Friday. She was finally old enough to go. Tai had been going to the same summer camp with Sora for the last three years and now she could finally join them.
Kari looked up and smiled as she watched Sora jog to meet up with her.
"Sorry I'm so late," Sora laughed. "I forgot to get a second summer camp form for Tai so I had to go back and ask my teacher for another."
"That's ok," Kari smiled kindly. "I was just looking over mine. I'm so excited! I finally get to go with you guys! I've been waiting three years for this!"
Sora smiled and took the little girls hand as they began to exit the school ground.
The redhead blinked and turned around to see a blue-eyed blond boy in a green sleeveless T and denim jeans.
"Oh hi!" Sora blinked. "You're in my class… Matt, right?"
"Yeah," the blond nodded, reaching for something in his backpack. "This fell out of your backpack when you stopped by your locker before leaving. Mr. Fujiyama saw and asked me to give it to you."
"Oh my gosh, thank you!" Sora gasped, taking a camp form from him. "Tai would have killed me if I'd stopped by without a form after I'd promised to get him one. Thank you so much Matt!"
"It's no problem," Matt shrugged. "I have to go this way to get home anyway, so it's not like it was out of my way."
"Are you going to the summer camp too?" Kari asked the blond.
"Huh? …Yeah," Matt nodded. "My Dad talked me into it."
"So it'll be your first time too?" Kari beamed.
Matt nodded, looking at Kari a little uncomfortably.
"I'm sorry Matt," Sora laughed, seeing his dilemma. "This is Kari Kamiya. She's Tai's little sister."
"Ah," Matt nodded. "Look, I'd better get home. I'll see you later Sora."
"Bye Matt and thanks again!" Sora said meaningfully.
Matt just raised a hand in acknowledgement as he turned a corner.
"That was nice of him," Kari smiled up at Sora.
"It was. I don't usually talk to Matt much," Sora admitted. "In class we sit on opposite sides of the room and he usually keeps to himself. I'm actually a little surprised that he's going to summer camp. He didn't strike me as the type."
"He did say his dad had talked him into it," Kari mused.
Sora smiled. It really amazed her how insightful the younger girl could be.
That was nice of Matt to help Sora, but what's this feeling of unease that Tai felt? And how will things go at summer camp? Find out next time on Digimon Digital Monsters!
APF: Took you long enough to send me your half and proofread version of the chapter! XD
SR: TTwTT ... sorry. I had my other 3 1/2 fics to work on. XD
APF: :P ...It turned out great though don't you think? :D
SR: Yeah! It's a lot shorter than I'm used to, but I think that that's a nice change of pace. Shorter chapters are easier to update more often than longer ones. ^_^
SR: Anyways, that's all for this chapter. Stay tuned for the next one!
APF: Yup! Will Tai make it to camp? In the next chapter, you'll get to find out how Tai met Sora!
SR: So stay tuned! And please review and tell us what you think!
APF & SR: Dattebayo! :D