(A/N: Thanks everyone for the reviews, personal thanks will be given at the end of this chapter. I really hope you enjoyed this as much as I did writing it. It will be a while before the sequel comes out, I've only done two chapters and I've been really busy with college and other things. Hmm thanks for pointing that out Gaia, I was always unsure in the show when they said Crest and never Digiegg. But thanks for clearing that up. Thank you all so much again. Here it is the last chapter, enjoy!)

"Weight of the worlds" 20. 'Time to heal'

Ken walked on in the digital world, no destination in mind. Silence settled upon him and Wormmon while he moved like a robot to the edge of a cliff over looking a large blanket of trees. He sighed and sat down, closing his heavy eyelids, then he tightened them, as if to push pain away from them. He slowly opened them and stared out over the land, not really seeing it. Wormmon looked up at him, at his eyes and noticed that they were almost dead, and very broken. He watched as his partner blinked slowly and then, hearing something in the distance, he looked behind Ken, seeing a figure coming towards them.

Ken took a deep breath and said loudly, "I came out here to be alone, so please just go."

"I can't do that."

Ken's head lifted slightly at the voice and Wormmon noticed a flash of something in his eyes. A flash of what he wasn't sure. Happiness? Anger? Confusion? He didn't know.

Osamu sat down next to his brother. "Ken, I-I'm sorry-"

Ken stood up and turned away from his brother, "Just go."

Osamu frowned, both anger and confusion evident on his face, "Ken? I can't go, I need to talk to you-"

"You can't go now, but it was alright for you to go then?" Ken's words were harsh and cold, so cold that they almost froze Osamu's heart.

"Ken, I'm sorry for that-"

"You left when I needed you! You were my only friend Osamu! You were the only one who noticed I existed! And then you left. You left me with all this pain and guilt and anger. I never really wanted you to go, but you did. Why are you here? I thought I was over you but just seeing you again, brings up all those old feelings!"

Ken spun to stare at his brother, expecting an answer, but Osamu remained silent, thinking of how he should answer that.

"Why are you here?!" Ken screamed.

"I, I don't know Ken. I'm sorry if me being here brings you pain. I never wanted to hurt you-"

"You never wanted to hurt me? So you never intended to hurt me when you smacked me that day when we found MY digivice?"

Osamu stepped back, "Ken, I never wanted to, I mean, I was angry and I'm sorry, but-"

Ken turned around again and whispered, "Just go."

"What?"

"I wish you had just stayed dead."

"Ken!" Wormmon snapped, "You know you don't mean that."

Ken stood still for a moment, before he collapsed to his knees, shaking with emotions so strong, so strong that they bubbled over and were released with a painful cry. Ken released it with all the energy he had left, and it caused all flying Digimon to take flight from the trees, echoing into the infinite sky. "I'm sorry Osamu, for everything." He said quietly.

Osamu put his arms around his brother, "As am I Ken-chan, as am I."

They stayed like that for minutes, days, possibly even months. They paid no attention to the clock. Ken pulled away slightly, "Are you here for good?"

Osamu sighed, "I don't think so. The Light Masters brought me here, and their intention was for me to stop you from the Darkness. That's been done, so I think they are going to leave me to rest."

"And again you are taken away from me."

"Ken, promise me, you'll move on. You won't dwell on the past."

Ken looked away and then back at his sibling, "I'll try Osamu."

Osamu hugged his brother tightly one last time and then got up; "I won't say good-bye brother, just so long for now."

Ken nodded with a weak smile and watched his brother walk to the horizon and fade from view.

Wormmon allowed Ken to sit in silence, wandering if and waiting for tears to spill from his best friend's eyes, but non-came. Only that dead, broken look in his eyes could be seen, and it broke his heart.

"I thought I might find you here. This is my favorite place in the Digital World." Mae said as she walked over to her charge. He remained silent. She stood next to him, looking out over the forest canopy. "You have to forgive yourself one day you know."

He continued to look out, "One day."

"She loves you dearly, you know that don't you?"

"I can't offer her anything."

"Why do you say that? You can offer her your love, your kindness, your gentleness-"

"And my darkness, and pain, and guilt-"

"Ken, focus on the good. You told yourself that you would do that one-day. Do you remember? It was the day you went to find Wormmon. You have to do that, or you will never have the happiness you deserve. The happiness you need."

"How could she forgive me for what I did? For what HE did?"

"She loves you."

"I love her so much, but will that ever be enough?"

"Ken, it will always be enough."

A small smile flickered in Ken's eyes.

"Go to her."

Ken looked into Mae's eyes; "I want you to know, I never intend on coming back to the Digital world ever again."

Mae was about to protest, but though better of it, "I understand." She nodded and gave him a small smile.

"I know it was you who was trying to contact me in my dreams."

Mae sighed, "I tried, but you didn't remember them, so I had to find you myself. I'm sorry for the nightmares, they were not my intentions."

"I know. I'm sorry too, for blaming you."

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A week later they all met at the TV station. Mae had mailed them, requesting them to meet her there. She stepped out of a portal, still wearing her Guardian dress and smiled at the group. She looked to Gatomon, "I can not promise anything, but I will try."

"Thank you."

Mae closed her eyes and held her hands outstretched. A cool breeze seemed to make it's way to her hands forming a transparent figure in front of her. She scrunched up her face in concentration, as the form in front of her became solid. She let go of the breath she was holding with a long sigh and looked down at Wizardmon with a smile. He looked up at her; "I don't know what to say, except, thank you."

Mae nodded and grinned as Gatomon threw her arms around him, tears streaking both their cheeks. Kari too hugged the creature who had saved her life years ago. Then she turned to face Mae, "So what now?"

"I'm moving to New York as soon as I sort out everything I need to in the Digital world."

"What?" Ken snapped.

"What about Gennai?" Yolei asked.

"We will still see each other, but I don't really belong in the Digital World. The real world is my home. I think I'll be a writer. I have so many old things to sell; money won't be a problem. And I'll be happy here."

"Are you sure?" TK questioned.

"Yes. It's something I wish to do. Not something I am forced to do."

"I wish you luck." Ken said, smiling at her.

She grinned back, "Thank you. Thank you all."

~~~~****~~~~ -One year later-

"Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Ken- chan, happy birthday to you."

Ken smiled a little embarrassed from his position on the soft, lilac sheets of the bed. He sat up and smiled wider as he noticed Yolei step out of the on suit bathroom of the hotel. She stood in the doorway, one hand leaning against the frame the other hanging by her side. Her long lavender hair was up in a twist, with little stray strands falling around her face. Her glasses were absent and a sexy smile had taken their place. She wore a white camisole, which was decorated with little laced roses near the corset type top. She removed the chiffon gown, letting it drop to the floor. Then she moved closer to the bed, and picked up two glasses of champagne and handed one glass to him. She took a sip and put it down gently on the table next to the bed. Then she looked at him with desire in her eyes, "Care to unwrap your present Ken-chan?"

Ken laughed silently and smiled at her lovingly. She climbed onto the bed and stared into his eyes with longing and love, and the desire to make all his pains go away. She brought her soft hand to his face and tears sprang to her eyes. She leaned in to kiss his forehead, then his lips and then his neck. She pulled back and removed his silk blue shirt slowly. Once removed, she traced her hands over his chest, exploring it with her soft palm and fingers. Marking the shadows the soft candles threw over it. She lent forward and kissed his chest softly, then she went lower to his rock hard abs, where she looked up at him again.

Ken couldn't get over how she was. So beautiful, so gentle, so kind, so loving, he tried so hard to mach that, and so far he was succeeding. Every movement she made was slow, and made to last. And then Ken noticed that tears were falling from his eyes. Tears of pain, tears of guilt, tears of happiness. Tears he had needed to cry for years, but never could. She kissed his lips so gently, so softly; it made him hunger for more. Then she kissed his tears, warming him all over. He ran his fingers though her hair that had long since come out of its twist. He held her tight, but at the same time, so gently that she had to check that he still had his arms around her. He kissed her neck as she leaned her head back and moaned slightly.

After what seemed to be hours, they lay in each other's arms, still and calm, euphoria still in their veins. Yolei, long fallen asleep, rested her head on Ken's bare chest, while he ran his fingers through her long hair, thinking of the love and healing she had just given him. He was surprised when she had said that they were going to a hotel for his eighteenth birthday, but she had told him that all of the Digidestined were coming and that they had brought all their money together to spend the weekend. He realized just how lucky he really was and as Yolei shifted in her sleep, he smiled warmly down at her and kissed the top of her head. "I won't let anything happen to you Yolei. I'd rather die than see you suffer." He rested his head on his pillow and fell asleep with ease.

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On a train a young woman wearing baggy blue jeans and a tight black top sat looking out the window. She wore a black cap, her short brown wavy hair in a ponytail at the back of it. It was dark outside and every now and then, lights would flicker past and light up her face, showing her striking emerald eyes and rose coloured lips that were smiling. The train stopped and she walked onto the platform, heading up towards Central Park, before she made her way to her back to her apartment. She smiled as she remembered the day's events of sending off a book she had found. A book with a happy ending, and sending it off to Ken. She wandered how he was doing as she paused to look at the people passing by. She adjusted her backpack and started walking to her apartment, a smile firmly in place.

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Daemon paced in his cave-like lair, "She thinks she can threaten me does she? Well I'll just have to make sure that Mae doesn't get wind of my plans for revenge. No one locks Daemon away for years and gets away with it. NO ONE!"

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Nic: And it's done!

Ken: But what is that at the end there? Impending doom?

Nic: Yup, for the sequel.

Kaiser: You're nuts.

Nic: Thank you! ^-^

Osamu: I'm dead again? I thought I was in the sequel!

Mae: What makes you think you aren't?

Nic: Mae! Shush!

Mae: Sorry.

Nic: Anyway, by the time this comes out, I should have already started on the sequel, but I won't post it till it's done.

(Updated End notes.) Nic: Okay personal thanks goes out to everyone who reviewed every chapter or almost every chapter, that is; Gaia Lao, Nightsky, Talen Avalon, Kawaii Mimi-chan, Sylvyr Elf, Akino Ame, Authoress*Crest and Kiseki. Thanks so much guys! Also thanks goes out to those who read and reviewed that is; Blue-Jin, Heath999, Karislight, Mysticblackfairy, Ladychichi, Yo Ho and Fordina big thanks to you too!

All of you rock so much and I promise I will work on the sequel every chance I get (I'm really busy at the mo.) I'll let you know when it comes out!

Muses: *fall down and fall asleep. *

Nic: I didn't work them that hard did I?