Myotismon's Revenge: Part VI
Author Notes: The sixth chapter of my action/adventure/romance saga! Before I start, there is a review I have to wish to respond to.
Your idea is a bit late. Myotismon IS back. But good story anyway. Which idea? Bringing back Myotismon? I started this saga sometime last year, really neglected it for a while, and then came back to it. Therefore, my idea is not late. In addition, I'm bringing back Myotismon in a way no one else did, so there. My idea is original. It was by pure coincidence that Toei also chose to resurrect Myotismon.
This chapter is really going to downplay all of the action that has been going on. I'm sorry, but it was necessary. I really don't know what else to say about this chapter, except that I hope you enjoy it.
With the illumination of the laptop screen glowing serenely on his face, Izzy Izumi continued his fervent typing. His fingers moved swiftly and knowingly, striking the keys with snake - like quickness. He stopped a moment to suppress a yawn, afterward returning to his work.
Profiles of all the digimon they ever encountered during their adventures appeared then disappeared off the screen, seeming to merge slightly at the speed they flicked on and off. Izzy stared at all of them through fatigued eyes, his eyelids slowly sagging downward. In a moment of weakness, his eyes closed, his head dropped forward, and sleep lulled him to a dreamless world. He remained like this for minutes afterward, his laptop screen conveniently doubling for a pillow.
He awake, as if something had just pricked him in the side. He blinked several times in order to clear his vision. He then slapped himself softly on the both of his cheeks, struggling to remain awake. He pinched his skin several times to start the circulation of his blood, and inhaled deep breathes of air to help. Convinced that he was awake, Izzy returned to his work, his fingers moving effortlessly over the keyboard.
Meters away from Izzy, another Digidestined tried to sleep peacefully. He tossed several times, his makeshift blanket barely covering his body. After numerous turns later, he simply laid on his back. He blinked his eyes, letting them slowly adjust to the night. He rubbed his face vigorously, and then picked his glasses that he carefully put away. He moved to put them on, but decided not to and simply placed them gently in his shirt pocket.
"Izzy, how long have you been at that? You started since we all went to sleep," he said. Izzy twisted in surprise, and let out a sigh of relief. Joe continued walking forward, looking at his digivice. "It's around four. You really need to get your sleep, it's unhealthy to deprive yourself of sleep," he advised. "What could have you on the computer this long anyway?"
"I'm searching for him," Izzy stated blatantly. His fingers continued to type, and he continued to focus on the screen. "By founding out who he is, I may be able to utilize a counter attack against him."
"Him? Do you mean Matt?" Joe asked. Izzy slowly nodded his head in response. Joe scratched his head in confusion sitting down besides Izzy, glancing at the screen occasionally. "Matt's not a digimon. Last time I checked anyway."
"Correction. He is a digimon. Didn't you see how he fought out there against WarGreymon? Only characters in anime have the ability to engage in combat like that, and they don't exist," Izzy stated.
Joe continued to look at the screen, the light glimmering off his eyes. "But how? Gennai said that the difference between the digimon and us are attributes. Matt's human, so he can't have any attributes."
"No, not on his own. However, I believe a certain old opponent of ours somehow was able to give him those required attributes."
"Myotismon," Joe replied with a sense of finality in his voice.
"That's the only possible choice. I'm not sure on how he did it, but I developed some very plausible theories concerning this," Izzy stated.
"Great. I love hearing your theories," Joe said with a smile smirk on his face. He rose to a standing position, brushing the underbrush off the back of his pants.
Izzy stopped in his work shortly to look at Joe. With his glasses off, wide smirk on his face, and hair askew, Joe looked like a completely different person. Izzy grinned in response and shook his head incredulously.
"Well, it all starts back when Myotismon bit Matt. I'm not sure what the whole thing was about, but somehow, Myotismon was able to put something in Matt. Something that was latent while in the real world, but activated in the real world."
"Do you think it that weird chant he said has something to do with it?"
"Maybe. I recorded it, but it's in a language I never knew existed. I'm not even sure if it could be translated to English."
"Okay, dead end. I was wondering, why did Myotismon choose Matt? He could have picked any of us."
"Another topic I am unsure about. We all could have become a victim, but he chose Matt for some reason. Maybe he knew that he was going to die, and picked because his digimon has the ability to become a mega."
"Hmmm. That still doesn't explain why he picked Matt. Agumon can warp digivolve to WarGreymon, another capable, if not better, mega. It sounds good, but I think I have a better theory. Maybe Matt has something inside of him that we never knew about, but Myotismon was able to sense it."
"That is a good one. We would never know about, seeing that Matt is not the type to spill his life story at request." At this moment, Izzy yawned, then drowsily rubbed his eyes.
"Geniuses never make the best theories when they're tired. I think the both of us should go back to sleep," Joe suggested before stretching into a large yawn himself.
The sounds of typing slowed down, and then stopped completely. Izzy closed the laptop with a click and placed it carefully into his backpack. "You're right. You are studying to be a doctor, so you should know about stuff like this," Izzy joked.
"Wow, Izzy made contact with his funny bone," Joe retorted.
"Whatever. Night Joe."
Tai rose slowly from his slumber, dreams of his previous dreams of glory and fame still lingering in his head. He lazily scratched his side, and yawned loudly. After a through rubbing of his eyes, he looked at his digivice for the time. It's early, he thought. His partner digimon snored loudly, interrupting Tai's train of thought. Giving Agumon an angry glare, Tai returned to his thinking.
Morning was the best time to think about anything, and Tai knew this very well. The choruses of the birds, the fresh smell, and the rising rays of the sun always helped him to think clearer than any other time of the day. Tai's chocolate eyes surveyed the sleeping bodies of his fellow Digidestined. Usually, I'd wake them up for not standing guard, Tai contemplated. His gaze lifted upward, and sighed softly. But, I can definitely forgive them for today. We went through a lot these last few weeks, especially last night. I knew the digital world was weird, but this is just plain crazy. It's almost like a bad B movie run amuck.
"Hi Tai," a soft voice suddenly stated. Tai popped out of his reverie and directed his attention to the speaker. TK, with a still sleeping Patamon in his arms, ambled to where Tai sat.
"Hey TK! How's it going little man?" Tai asked jovially. TK's face would usually lit at these words, but today was different. His face remained solemn, his baby blue eyes expressing no emotion. His face was completely stone like, not angry, not sad, but somber.
"Tai? Can I ask you a question?" TK asked quietly. He sat down next to Tai, his green hat askew on his messy blond hair.
"You asked one already, but shoot," Tai teased. He ran his hair through his thick hair. "I am ready whenever you're ready."
TK remained silent for a few minutes, collecting his thoughts. "Tai, why was Matt fighting us last night? Why did he work with Puppetmon and that other digimon?" he asked.
Tai gulped, and then rubbed the back of his head uneasily. "I was afraid that was the question you were going to ask." His expression quickly turned serious. "Listen TK, I know the others may get mad at me for telling you this, but I think you can handle the truth. Myotismon came back and somehow took over Matt's body. How and why, I'm not even sure. Myotismon gained a lot of power, and some powerful allies. We are trying to find some other alternative, but we always end up at the same one: fighting him until he gives up Matt's body."
Several moments passed before either of them spoke. "Tai, I want to help you fight against Matt," TK said abruptly and softly, barely loud enough for Tai to hear him. Tai obviously didn't hear him, because he continued to talk.
"The others and I will understand if you don't want to fight against Myotismon in your brother's body. We'll completely understand and respect your wishes," Tai concluded.
"Tai, didn't you hear me? I want to help you guys fight against my brother," TK repeated, his voice louder and steadier than before.
Tai stared at TK for several minutes before he completely absorbed what TK said. "You want to help?" he asked, perplexed by TK's choice.
TK shook his head, unsure of his choice at first, then gradually shaking it with more determination. "I do want to help. Matt's always there to help me with whatever problems I have, no matter what. I don't understand what's going on, but I do know that my brother's in trouble, and that I need to help him. I know that is what he would want me to do," TK declared. He then looked at his sleeping partner. "You'll help me, right Patamon?" he asked softly. Patamon turned around, and then mumbled a soft yes. "See, even Patamon is going to help me. You'll help me too, right Tai?" he pleaded.
Tai shook his head and grinned. "Of course. How could I not when you gave me such a good speech?" he joked, ruffling TK's hair. TK returned to his normal joyful countenance, and playful tackled Tai. The two continued to play wrestle until they both ran out of breath.
"Tai? Can I ask another question?" TK asked.
"You just asked one, but go ahead, be my guest," Tai replied.
"While Matt is gone, can you be my older brother in his place? I know that you already have Kari, but can you be my brother?
"Sure, why not?"
"So, what are we going to do?" Joe asked, chewing on his fish softly. The others are similar breakfast, some of them lucky enough to get some berries and fruits on their plates.
"The best way to make a plan is to gather what we know about our enemies," Izzy said. He opened up his laptop and powered it up.
"What are going to show us Izzy?" Sora inquired, munching slowly on her blueberries.
"What I somewhat completed last night," Izzy responded. "I would have finished, but Dr. Kido stopped and warned me about the dangers of exhaustion," Izzy joked. Joe grinned a little, and went to respond, when a ding interrupted him.
"Joe and I came up with several theories about what happened with Myotismon and Matt last night, but we ran into a lot of dead ends. As of now, we know that Myotismon knew that something special about Matt that we didn't notice. In addition, Myotismon somehow injected Matt with something that changed Matt's data slightly. When I was speaking with Gennai, he said the thing that separated us from the digimon was our lack of attributes. Somehow, Myotismon did something to alter that fact. Finally, we know that the chant he used in our battle in the real world has something to do with it, but unfortunately, I still am having trouble translating it. If we have a chance of deciphering it, we may be able to reverse what has taken place." Izzy explained. Another ding interrupted him in the middle of his oration.
A four way split screen appeared on Izzy's laptop, attracting everyone's attention. "As you can see, we now have four instead of one enemies to fight; Puppetmon, MetalEtemon, MetalGarurumon, and that weird digimon Matt changed into," Izzy started.
"What?! Matt's a digimon?" Tai exclaimed.
"Yeah, it does seem hard to swallow, but it seems right. The way he was fighting, and how much strength he wielded during the battle was incredible. I doubt if any digimon could be that strong," Sora added.
"I know. Regrettably, after all of my tries and researching, I was still unable to find out the identity of the digimon. I put the computer on auto – search, and if we have any luck, we'll soon find out who he is. Besides that, I made four different sections on each of our opponents, listing weakness, strengths, and anything else we might use to help us in the battle," Izzy clarified.
"So far, Puppetmon has more weaknesses than strengths. He constantly underestimates us, and his arrogant nature leads him through lots of troubles. He also has a short temper, which we can use to our advantage. He strengths include that hammer of his, him being a mega, and his ability to put digimon under his control."
"MetalEtemon is the mega form of Etemon. His body is covered in digichromozoid, rendering energy attacks useless against him. He loses the ability to use energy attacks himself, but gained lots of fighting power in exchange. He's just like Puppetmon, childish, egotistical, and short tempered."
"I got it!" Sora interrupted. Izzy and the others looked at her in surprise. "I know how to take care of Puppetmon and MetalEtemon!"
"Well, that's better than what I have, which is pretty much nothing. Shoot," was Tai's casual reply.
"I am not sure if it's a good idea, but I think it could work," Sora said shyly. "Do you guys remember when Tai freed us while those two were arguing? Well, we could do the same thing again!"
"I understand what you are talking about, but how?" Joe asked. "What could we use against them?"
"Their egos," Tai stated simply. "We know that each of them think that they're the strongest alive, and will fight to death to prove it."
"I get it, we trick them into fighting each other," Kari started.
"Let them beat each other silly," added Sora.
"And take care of them for good," Izzy finished.
"I like the way this is going. We already have some kind of plan started," Tai stated proudly. "Izzy, tell us about MetalGarurumon and Matt."
"Well, the news goes downhill from here. MetalGarurumon is one of the most loyal and patient of all digimon in the digital world. He focuses on defense instead of offense, and his attacks prove it. Although they aren't the most powerful, they often can stop any opponent in their tracks. The only weaknesses I can see is his weakness in close up combat, where he can't launch missile after missile," Izzy briefly informed everyone.
"Well, what about Matt?" Joe asked. As soon as he finished, another ding issued from Izzy's laptop.
The gang all faced Izzy's laptop; the words "Search complete" boldly written on the screen.
"Well, let's see," Izzy said. He typed in a command, which led to another screen.
A lean and lanky youth stared back at them, his gray eyes flashing impishly. His pallid hair tumbled down to his shoulders, glinting in some unknown light. Several large muscles filled out his gangly frame. Wearing dark camouflage pants, a leather vest over a black tank top, steel-toed boots, and leather gloves, one might mistake him for a regular teen.
"That's Matt?" Tai asked disbelievingly. "He doesn't seem too much to be afraid of."
"That is what he turns into, Tai," Izzy explained. "That's his human form, his true form is very gruesome. Even though he holds more power in his true demonic form, he prefers to stay in this weaker, but still dangerous form."
"He's probably a narcissist," Joe added.
"A narcissisy? What's that?" TK innocently asked.
Joe chuckled slightly, and then said, "It's narcissist. It's someone who is in love with their image and how they look."
"Oh," TK replied.
"Well, with that over, continue Izzy," Sora said.
"Okay. It says here that his name is Hadesmon, son of Daemon."
"Daemon? Who's that? Someone else we have to fight?" Joe asked.
"Luckily no. He was locked away a long time ago by the founding forces of the digital world," Izzy temporarily explained. "Anyway, being the son of Daemon, he wields an enormous amount of power and influence in the digital world. Like Daemon, he was locked away, but he was able to escape. Always wishing to please his father, he often tries to rule the digital world in his father's name. His attacks often range and not all of them are known, but he does have two favorites. His Hades Arrow never misses its mark and he often uses Purgatory Flames to heal himself and temporarily protect himself from enemies."
"Man, that's wicked!" Tai shouted.
"How can we beat him if he's so strong?" Joe questioned.
"This might be the one battle that we could lose…" Sora started.
"Hey you guys! Why is everyone being so depressing? We always have to fight strong enemies, but we always win! What's so different now?" TK shouted suddenly. "If you give up now, we'll never have a chance!"
"You're right TK. Thanks for the pep talk," Tai stated. "Now, we need a definite plan. Any ideas?"
"Well, knowing MetalGarurumon, he's going to protect Matt with his life," Joe said.
"It's going to be hard to distract him, or get past him for that fact," Sora said.
"Hey! Stop being so negative!" Tai shouted.
"Well, we know what we have to do: separate MetalGarurumon and Matt," Izzy said.
"That's a start!" Tai yelled. "I have some idea of how to do it."
"How Tai?" Kari asked.
"Well, we not only have to put Matt in danger, but get under MetalGarurumon's skin. That way, we can get him away from being Matt's bodyguard."
Everyone was silent for several minutes, until Sora decided to interject. "Wow Tai, you actually came up with a good idea," she quipped, leading to everyone laughing at an embarrassed Tai.
"I think I could help you guys out a little," a lithe voice called out. Everyone turned to face the stranger, and gasped in unison.
Dark grass and dirt stains smeared all of her torn pink dress. One of her brown gloves was gone, and her uncovered hand showed its bruises and cuts. Her honey colored hair, now frizzy and dirty, partially covered an even dirtier face.
"You think you guys would have something more to say to a girl who's been gone for a couple weeks," she said, a weak smile passing by her chapped lips.
Sora walked forward and shouted the word that was imprinted in everyone's mind, the one name that conveyed all of the worry, fear, shock, and unrest that laid in all of their hearts.
End of this chapter! I know that I'm might be pissing you guys off with these cliffhangers, but I'm just ensuring that you read the next chapter! You wouldn't want me to NOT get reviews, now would you? Because I'm not a happy sight when I'm angry and review deprived. Did you like the chapter? For some reason, I keep thinking that my chapters are degrading in worth. Am I right? Is this starting to suck? Or am I just worrying for no reason? The next chapter, hopefully, will be out next week. Or, sooner ^_^! Depends on the reviews and how much work my teachers want to dump on me -_-. Or if I'm don't get too lazy because of this weather! Where's the sun huh?! This is spring! Going onto summer! I can't take this cold wet weather! I'm not a seal!
Gommamon: Hey! What was that about seals?
Nothing Gommamon, nothing! ^_^;