A/N: This story will be an alternate ending to Digimon Tamers, where Takato and the others never reunited with their Digimon partners in the last episode, "Such Sweet Sorrow" (therefore, the events that transpired in the movie "Runaway Locomon" never occurred.) Taking place twenty years after the defeat of the D-Reaper, I present to you Digimon Tamers: The Next Generation!
"Bull's-eye, baby! Wizardmon Digivolve to Mistymon, which makes you history!" 12-year old Tomoya Matsuki, son of Takato and Jeri Matsuki, was playing the Digimon Card game with his best friend, 12-year old Nathan Sugimori in the same playground his father used to. Tomoya looked a lot like his father when he was twelve, but he had his mother's hair color. He was dressed in a crimson red shirt and blue jeans, and he was wearing his father's goggles, which were given to him a long time ago.
"No way! That was like, something I would do! How'd you think of that?" Nathan shouted. Nathan had short orange hair and green eyes, and he wore a light blue shirt and khaki shorts.
"Maybe because my cousin's a lot smarter than you?" Tomoya's 16-year old cousin, Dalton Urazoe said with a yawn before lying down, looking up at the sky. He looked almost exactly like his father, Kai, except he had the hair color of his mother, Minami. He was wearing an unbuttoned yellow shirt, a white shirt underneath it, blue jeans, and sunglasses.
"There's no way that can be true! I want a rematch, Tomoya!" Nathan shouted.
"No problem; I just hope you're ready to lose next time, Nate," Tomoya said jokingly.
"What on earth are you talking about? Of the over two-hundred games we've played together, this is only your tenth victory! And you get madder than I do when you lose!" Nate said, stacking up his collection of Digimon cards.
"For once, Nathan makes a good point," a girl said from behind them.
"Hey, Emerilla!" Nathan said happily, motioning for her to join them. The 16-year old daughter of Ryo and Rika rolled her eyes, but walked up to them anyway.
"Have you managed to beat him yet?" Emerilla asked Tomoya.
"Yeah, you just missed it! I Digivolved Wizardmon to Mistymon and caught him totally by surprise!" Tomoya said excitedly.
"That was first victory over me in about two years. You're getting better, I suppose, but you'll never be better than me!"
"I hate people who brag a lot!" Emerilla said in a haughty tone of voice.
"Speak for yourself! You're so arrogant, that you'll brag about bragging more than others," Dalton said, sitting up.
"How long have you been awake?" Emerilla asked him.
"Long before you got here."
"Congratulations, you've just set yourself a new record! You must be very proud," Emerilla said mockingly. Dalton smiled a bit before yawning again and lying back down.
"Yeah, pretty proud, actually…not as proud as you are of yourself, of course…" Dalton said sleepily.
"Why shouldn't I be proud of myself? I'm the best at everything!" Tomoya rolled his eyes and took a quick look at Nate, who looked completely mesmerized upon the arrival of Emerilla Akiyama, and it was not too hard to imagine why. Emerilla looked exactly like her mother, Rika, except she wore her hair down long. She was dressed in a black skirt that was up higher than her knees, and a short black shirt that exposed her rather well-toned midriff and pierced navel. Among all of their friends, it was quite obvious Nate had a crush on Emerilla and, despite the constant rejections and physical abuse (Rika taught people, mostly women, to fight and defend themselves, and taught Emerilla a few things as well, which she often experiments with on Nate and Tomoya), Nate was never discouraged and, when not attempting to flirt with other attractive women or playing the Digimon card game with his friends, could often be found attempting to flirt with Emerilla (and always failing, usually resulting in him getting injured.)
"Hi, everybody! Sorry we're late!" Another girl said, running up to Tomoya and the others, followed by a girl and a boy.
"Hi, Mia. What took you so long this time?" Nate asked.
"I don't know what came over me; we were at the mall, and the next thing I knew, I had bought more shoes than I could carry!" 12-year old Mia Tsumura said. She had long brown hair and green eyes, and she was dressed in a black t-shirt and extremely short blue shorts. Nobody noticed the slight shade of red on Tomoya's face when she arrived.
"I swear, Mia, you're more obsessed with buying more shoes than you need than every girl in my class combined!" the boy behind Mia, 8-year old Theo Arakawa, said. He had short black hair and blue glasses, and he wore a blue shirt and brown shorts.
"Oh, like you're one to talk, Theo! You're so greedy that you actually took candy from a baby once!" Nate said.
"It's not stealing unless you get caught," Theo said calmly. Everybody in the group laughed, except for Dalton, who was sound asleep, and the girl standing behind Mia, 12-year old Lilac Wong, daughter of Henry and Alice, who only made a small smile. Looking exactly like her mother down to the same taste in Gothic Lolita style of clothing, Lilac was a very shy girl who was afraid to speak her own mind.
"Uh, guys?" Mia asked quietly. "I think that same old man followed us here again!" all of them looked to where Mia was looking, and saw the same old man wearing the yellow jacket standing in the same place they saw him every day, staring back at them. Even Dalton woke up.
"What do you think he wants?" Nate asked.
"Everyone, stand back; I'll take care of him!" Emerilla said, standing up and cracking her knuckles as the old man began to walk toward them.
"Emerilla, he's just an old man. Probably wants some money or something," Dalton said lazily, reaching into his pockets to see if he had any.
"Well, he's not getting any of my money!" Theo said, clutching his pockets protectively.
"Relax, I don't want or need any money from you guys," the old man chuckled.
"Who are you? And what do you want from us?" Tomoya asked.
"My name is Mr. Mizuno, but you can just call me Shibumi."
A/N: I hope I did a good job explaining these characters of mine; I know I didn't really do that in Chronicles of Bokomon, but people seemed to like the story anyway, so I'm sure people will like this one too (I hope.) Hope that was enough of an attention-getter with Shibumi showing up!