The Ring of Despair, part 2
Joe gasped, All right. What did Izzy say he was going to do, Matt?
He said he was looking around, Matt said, Look, he's probably just goofing off somewhere. There's no need to get this worried.
Tai raised an eyebrow, Even if he was, which I would doubt because Izzy isn't like that, he wouldn't just leave his stuff out like this. It dosn't make sense.
Sora knelt down beside the labtop and looked at what was on the screen. Then, rising up with the labtop still in her hands, she said, He was researching stones. I wonder why?
It looks like he left in a real hurry. Mimi said, glancing around, a worried look on her face, What if a big mean Digimon came and attacked him?
I doubt that, Tentomon said, more worried than anyone, It appears that he just disappeared or something, considering that there are no signs of a struggle.
Hey, what's this? Gomamon said, sniffing by the stream. He then held up a small stone with the enbelum of a hand etched on it.
I don't know, Gomamon, what does that have to do with searching for Izzy? Joe said.
I dunno. Gomamon answered. He put the rock down, but then picked it up again for some reason. Looking at it curiously, he put it in Joe's bag for safekeepping.
Okay. We should all spread out and search for Izzy. Why he is gone is beyond me but - Tai started to say, before he was interrupted by Matt.
Maybe the not going to show up' Mioytismon got him. Matt said sarcastically, It's the only reason I can think of that Izzy would just disappear.
Tai turned around to face Matt, furious, That's because you have a small brain, Tai said, But frankly, I couldn't care less. If you want to fight, let's put it off until later, because now we have to find Izzy.
Matt glowered, and then he blushed and turned away, mad at Tai for getting the better of him. Joe sighed, and then turned away to search in the east side.
Hey, whereya going Joe? Gomamon asked, catching up to him. The others looked at him as well.
I'm looking over here. We should all split up because we can cover more ground that way. Joe replied simply. Tai nodded.
Yeah. Kari and I will go this way, Joe, you can go that way, and Sora and Mimi that way. That leaves over here for you and T.K., Matt. Tai said.
The group split up, but promised to meet back in one hour for further news.
Huh...where am I...? What's going on...? All I can see are...shapes... Why can't I move? My arms...they're strapped down... Same with my legs... What's going on...? I'm so tired... Where is everyone...? Why am I here...? Where is here...? What happened?
What's going on...?
All I can see are...shapes...
Why can't I move?
My arms...they're strapped down...
Same with my legs...
What's going on...?
I'm so tired...
Where is everyone...?
Why am I here...?
Where is here...?
T.K. shouted, calling towards the woods, Hey, Izzy, come out, come out, wherever you are!
Matt shouted beside him, Yo! Izzy, where are you?
The two brothers had been searching for almost an hour now, with no sign of Izzy at all. Slightly depressed, they trudged back to the group to see if anyone else had had any luck.
On their way back, T.K. looked up and cocked his head, Did you hear that Patamon?
Patamon said, worried, I wonder what it is...
Matt gasped, seeing what they had heard, It's...it's a...a Digimon! he shouted, noticing the Digimon. The creature had five hard horns on his head, and was colored a murky brown. The way it walked made it seem like a rhinocerous, but it wasn't any rhinocerous they had heard of.
It's a Felixarmon! Gabumon said, worried.
Oh no, we should run! Patamon agreed.
Ya think? Matt said sarcastically, and then grabbed T.K.'s hand and took off towards the campsite. Unfortunately, the Digimon followed and attacked.
Gabumon digivolve to... GARURUMON! Garurumon jumped in front of Felixarmon and swiped at him with a large claw.
Howling Blaster! Garurumon shouted, blasting a bolt of ice at the other Digimon. Felixarmon flinched but struck back.
Rolling strike! the evil Digimon hissed, his five horns blasting at Garurumon. Garurumon dodged, but one of the horns had hit Matt slightly, pinning him to a tree by his shirt.
T.K. shouted. Matt struggled to get free, but the horn held tight. Garurumon jerked in surprise, and ran towards Matt, but Felixarmon jumped in and blocked the path.
Howling Blaster! Garurumon shouted again, and this time it struck clear. Felixarmon blasted away, and Garurumon digivolved back to Gabumon.
Gabumon said, running towards a struggleing Matt. Knocking the horn away, Gabumon looked at Matt's shoulder, which was starting to bleed profusly.
We had better get back to camp, Patamon said, That looks bad.
It feels bad. Matt agreed, pressing his hand as hard as he could on his shoulder, trying to stop the bleeing.
Are you okay, Matt? T.K. said.
Yeah, I'm fine. Matt said quickly, screwing his face into an indifferant' mode.
Boy, was that exciting when Garurumon clobbered Felixarmon, you were great Garurumon! T.K. bubbled happily. (~A/N~ T.K. is a freak... *cough* Never mind. *is attacked by T.K. fans*)
The two brothers made their way slowly towards camp. When they arrived, Sora bandaged Matt's shoulder, Matt winceing, but he was to proud to cry out.
That had to hurt. Tai said simply.
Yes, are you all right? Tentomon agreed.
Yeah, yeah, I'm fine. Matt replied, blushing, Did anyone find anything?
Not one single clue. Joe put in.
Well, that went well. Matt said sarcastically, All that we acheived is me getting a hurt arm. We are no more closer to finding Izzy than we were an hour ago.
Hey, look Matt! At least we know that he isn't anywhere around here! Tai shouted back, shoving Matt. Matt fell backwards a bit, ran into Joe and cried out in pain.
Joe shouted, the first aid bag from camp flying from his grip. It's contents spilled everywhere.
Tai, Matt was hurt! Why did you push him like that? T.K. said, glaring at Tai.
Hey, Matt was being mean! Kari said, standing beside Tai.
They entire group took sides and glared daggers at eachother. Tai, Kari, and Sora on one side, and T.K., Matt, Joe, and Mimi on the other. It appeared that each group had decided their own way of doing things. Most of the Digimon sat beside each of their partners, sighing a bit.
But not Gatomon. Rolling her eyes at the children, she went over to where the contents of Joe's bag had been spilled. Mainly it was first aid stuff, Joe's Digivice, a blanket, and -
And a HandStone!
Gatomon gasped and picked the stone up. She quickly moved between the two groups of kids, she shouted, drawing their undivided attention. Gatomon then turned to Joe, Where did you get this? she asked, holding out the HandStone.
Joe asked, Oh, that, Gomamon found it by where we found Izzy's labtop.
Why'd you put it in here, Gomamon? Gatomon asked, turning towards Gomamon, suspiction alive in her cat face.
Gomamon was taken aback by the abruptness of Gatomon. I...I just thought it might be a good idea...I didn't know what it was and... um...
YOU PUT A HANDSTONE IN HIS BAG? YOU IDIOT! Gatomon screeched.
What's a Handstone? Tai asked.
Gomamon said, Now that I know what it is...
A HandStone is also called a Transportation stone. Gatomon replied priskly, When someone places their hand in the engravment here, they are transported to the acclaimed area.
Are you saying...? Mimi asked.
My guess is that Izzy is at Myotismon's castle. Gatomon replied, I saw one of these there.
The Digidestined stared at each other. Slowly, Tai coughed and spoke up.
he said, I guess Matt was right.