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Episode 05 - Unexpected Encounter
“I’m growing impatient!” Astamon yelled, standing up and pacing back and forth in front of his throne, “Where are they with the boy!”
After only a couple seconds, Shawujingmon and Matadormon appeared, Tai still within Shawujingmon’s grasp.
“Ah there you are,” Astamon stopped, looking at them, a disappointed look in his eyes, “What took you so long?”
“We had some trouble catching him, sir,” Matadormon fell to his knee, bowing.
“Hm….well, at least you got him,” Astamon smiled to himself. He raised his hand slightly and created a purple bubble with a black shadow cast around it.
Shawujingmon shoved Tai forward, letting him go.
Astamon waved his hand and the bubble consumed Tai, capturing him within the moldable, glass-like material. Astamon waved his hand again and the bubble floated to a corner of his chamber and attached itself to a short metal clasp in the shape of a clawed hand. The hand closed around the bubble, holding it to the ceiling.
“Now then,” Astamon took his place back in the throne, “See to it that the rest of the DigiDestined make it to the Digital World and come looking for him. I want to be able to destroy them all once I’m finished having fun.”
“Yes sir.” Shawujingmon disappeared into the shadows, followed by Matadormon.
“Food’s done!” Matt yelled out to the two Digimon who occupied his living room, watching cartoons on TV.
Agumon jumped up. He hadn’t eaten a thing yesterday since Tai left. It was dinnertime the next day and he was beginning to feel the hunger pangs.
Agumon and Gabumon took a seat at the table as Matt set out a plate of dinner for the three of them.
Matt sat next to Agumon, hoping he was ok.
“So does anybody know how we can get to the Digital World?” Gabumon piped up after a moment of silence, seeing Agumon wasn’t being his normal hoggish self. He decided to maybe bring up Agumon’s spirits by having a conversation that might reassure him of Tai’s safe return.
“Actually,” Matt spoke, just as worried about Tai as Agumon was, “I’m wondering the same thing. I’m not sure we can go there unless they need us.”
Agumon slumped in his chair, slowly eating his food. He missed Tai already. Tai was like his other half, and he felt incomplete without him.
“Aw, don’t worry, Agumon.” Gabumon comforted him, “We’ll get him back.”
“Ya, I know. I’m just worried he’ll get hurt. I mean, if I was there to protect him, I’d feel better, but he’s all alone in the Digital World.”
“I know what you mean,” Matt admitted, kind of talking to himself. He took a sip of his coffee and his eyes bulged.
Gabumon looked at him questioningly.
Matt stood up and took his coffee from a couple hours ago over to the microwave for a third reheating.
“I just love reheated coffee,” Matt complained sarcastically, watching his coffee spin around in circles, “I should have just made another cup.”
Just then he heard his Digivice beeping on his belt. He took it off and looked at it. The loud, piercing beeping continued as Matt tried to shut it off. He desperately tried shaking it, but nothing would make it stop.
“Stupid thing,” Matt growled. He finally gave up and shoved it under a stack of kitchen towels next to the microwave used for when he spilt his coffee, which happened a lot for some reason.
“What’s going on, Matt?” Gabumon asked, curious about the random beeping.
“I have no idea. It’s a piece of crap.” Matt seemed somewhat cranky, but that was only from his lack of Tai.
“Matt Ishida.” A random voice was heard over the heating of the coffee.
Matt looked around, wondering who said that. He heard a static-y noise coming from under the towels.
“What now?” He groaned as he pulled the Digivice out after it finally stopped beeping but was now calling Matt’s name.
“Matt Ishida.” The voice called again. It was a deep, noble kind of voice, a voice of calm urgency.
“What?” Matt stood there talking to his Digivice while both Agumon and Gabumon gave him weird looks.
“Since when did Digivices talk, Gabumon?”
“I have no idea, Agumon.” Gabumon sat staring at the talking handheld, waiting for it to say something else.
“You are needed in the Digital World, Matt Ishida. Please hurry…” The voice crackled and faded out, leaving Matt clueless.
“Wait, how am I supposed to get there?” Matt sighed as the Digivice went silent. He took his seat again, reheated coffee in hand.
“It’s not fair,” Matt stared down at his plate, “Why’d they have to take Tai?”
“Maybe the good guys took Tai. Maybe the Digital World meant for all of us to go so we could save it, but only managed to get Tai. So now their sending us a message to go there and help Tai save the world.” Gabumon comforted Matt.
“Ya, You’re probably right, Gabumon.” Matt looked up from his plate, a small smile on his face, “We’ll get him back.”
Kouji looked up from his D-Tector’s directions to see the door to someone’s apartment
“Is this the place?” He asked to no one in particular, “Oh well if it’s not.”
Kouji knocked on the door, stepping back to wait for an answer. He stuffed his D-Tector back into his pocket as he saw the light shut off.
Matt was sitting back in his chair, stuffed from dinner, when he heard the knock.
“I’ll get it” He stood up reluctantly and sauntered on over to the door. He opened it to see the person he least expected, Kouji.
“Kouji,” Matt was surprised, “What are you doing here?”
“I don’t know. My D-Tector started talking and it led me here.” Kouji looked uncomfortable being at Matt’s door.
Agumon and Gabumon joined Matt in the doorway, curious to see who it was.
“Well,” Matt began, “Mine did the same thing. It said that I was needed in the Digital World and to hurry. Why don’t you come in and have a seat. I just made dinner.”
“No,” Kouji shook his head, “I couldn’t. We have something we need to do. I can’t just sit here and forget about it.”
“Ok,” Matt looked puzzled, “What can we do though?”
“We have to find a way to the Digital World. Something is happening there and we need to fix it before it gets worse.”
Both Matt and Kouji’s Digivices lit up and began beeping.
“What the…?” Matt pulled his out just as Kouji did.
Both boys blinked in confusion as a bright, white light consumed everything around them. They were blinded and felt the ground disappear from beneath their feet.
“What’s going on?” Matt managed to say over his feeling of numbness. He felt he couldn’t speak, and, when he did, it startled him.
Matt looked around to see nothing but blank emptiness. A vast white nothingness surrounded him, but he felt the presence of something else.
“Who’s there?” Matt whirled around, trying to find whoever was with him.
“It’s me, you twit.” Kouji’s echoing voice was heard, but he was nowhere to be seen.
“Oh.” Matt was relieved, “Gabumon? Agumon?”
“Ya, we’re here too. I can’t see you, Matt. Where are you?” Gabumon tried to move, but he wasn’t used to floating in the air, hanging in a white void.
The whiteness began to lift, like a heavy fog blanket, revealing everyone to each other. They were still floating, but at least they could see each other.
“What is going on?” Matt faced Kouji.
“I have no idea.” Kouji glanced around, waiting for something to pop up and attack them while they were vulnerable and blind in this white world.
Agumon was prepared for anything. He was hoping that this was the way into the Digital World and they were well on their way to saving his best friend.
“Bring it on! I’m not afraid of anything!” Agumon’s voice echoed into the never-ending blankness. He stared off into the space, waiting for a reply, but none came.
“What are we supposed to do now?” Kouji muttered, obviously annoyed, “Are we just gonna float here the rest of our lives?”
Agumon turned to face Kouji and stopped dead in his tracks. His eyes grew big and his head lowered. Fear consumed him and he couldn’t move.
Matt, being confused, looked up to see something else had joined them.
A giant black and red Dragon was floating right behind Kouji.
Kouji, seeing everyone’s expressions, raised an eyebrow and turned to face the beast. His expression matched Agumon’s as he stared up at the humongous serpent.
The Japanese dragon’s face was helmed in gold, a pair of matching gold spikes protruding from his back. He held a crystal ball in each hand, one green and one orange.
Agumon recovered from his fear, remembering he was here to save Tai.
“You wanna fight? Huh?” Agumon raised his fists, “Come over here and fight like a mon! I’m not afraid of you!”
“Save your breath, little one,” A booming voice echoed, yet the Dragon’s mouth never moved, “My name is Hisharyuumon. I am the protector of the Digital Realm. I have called the both of you here because our world as well as your own world are in great danger.”
“And what do you want us to do?” Kouji’s voice sounded greatly annoyed by all of this.
“What kind of danger?” Matt spoke, ignoring Kouji’s rude remark and replacing it with a more sensible question.
“As you may have already known, Astamon, an evil Digimon, is sending his minions to the real world. He plots the destruction of both worlds and he won’t stop until he achieves his goal. We must put an end to his reign here in the Digital World and prevent his take-over of the Human World.”
“How are we supposed to do that? And who is Astamon??” Matt was more confused than ever now.
“Astamon is an ultimate level virus type Digimon,” Hisharyuumon explained, “He can recall all past events as well as predict any future ones. I have fallen in battle once with him. I cannot do it alone. I need your help, DigiDestined. You are the only ones who have the power.”
“How do you know we’re the ones?” Kouji questioned suspiciously.
“Ya,” Matt agreed, “There are only two of us. What are we supposed to do if we can’t defeat him?”
“I have faith in you, I believe if you work together, you can find a way to defeat him,” Hisharyuumon stated sincerely, “I believe you are all aware of his recent capture. This is another reason I have called you here. You’re friend, Tai Kamiya, is being held captive in Astamon’s Castle. You need to free your friend. Only then, with the combined power of the three of you, will you be able to bring the demon to justice”
“Tai…” Matt lowered his eyes.
Kouji took one look at Matt and made up his mind within seconds.
“We’ll take him down!” He growled.
“That’s the spirit!” Hisharyuumon exclaimed, “Now, are you two ready to begin you’re journey?”
“I’m always ready.” Kouji replied.
“Great. I must warm you, though. Astamon is extremely powerful. You’ll need every bit of your strength to defeat him. Also, I must tell you one other thing before I send you off,” Hisharyuumon explained, “Astamon has two followers: Matadormon and Shawujingmon. You must defeat these two before Astamon will challenge you.”
“Piece of cake.” Kouji smiled.
Matt looked up at Kouji and shook his head slightly.
A little overconfident, aren’t we?
“Don’t get ahead of yourself, little one. They are equally powerful. You must be careful.”
Kouji was getting impatient of all the talk.
“Well, what are you waiting for?”
“Fine,” The Dragon sighed, “As you wish. Good luck to the both of you.”
Everything began to fade and darkness overtook their vision. Everything around them was pitch black and they drifted off into unconsciousness.
Sorry bout the long wait! I've been busy with stuff and I just got back from a week's worth of camping! :D Heck of a time, lemme tell ya.
Sixth chapter soon to follow!