Fang of the Night, Taomon's Light!
*It was very late at night on the streets of New York. But the people at this hour never seem to sleep, especially in this one corner where a huge rave was taking place. The door opens, briefly showing a flash of light and color from what was thought an abandoned warehouse. A woman stepped out of the warehouse, the doors slammed shut behind her. She slowly walked down through the streets alone, giggling down the block apparently drunk from a long night of partying. Suddenly, a unearthly presence sent a shiver down her back. She turned down an alley and saw a dark and mysterious figure approach her*
???: Good evening, young lady.
Girl: Ooh, hello there, handsome. *flips her hair back* What's a good looking guy like you hanging round these parts?
???: Oh, you know how it is. A tall, handsome stranger just simply looking for a special someone. Tell me, have you by chance seen such a particular girl?
Girl: *pause* Um… No. But… *a strap slips down, teasingly* why not settle for me?
???: Hmm… All right. Don't mind if I do. *sticks out a hand and makes a motion with a flick of the wrist*
*Suddenly, the girl felt something strange. It's as if she was paralyzed from the neck down or her feet was stuck on cement. She tried to move, but she couldn't move anything from below her neck. She attempted to scream, but it's as if something stuffed nails down her throat and all she can let out is a rather raspy voice*
Girl: *eyes widen* What the - I cant' move!
???: Good… Right where I want you. *bares a pair of fangs and lunges towards the girl*
*The next afternoon, at the New York Downtown Hospital, the hospital staff was frantically busy around this hour working with a string of patients who just came in. Down an empty hallway, two soldiers were escorting Robert to see Renamon. Eventually, they reached a hospital room in a cleared section of the hospital, encountering the doctor standing by her room door scribbling notes on a clipboard*
Soldier 1: *salutes* Robert Willis to see the patient, Doctor.
Robert: *concerned* How is she doing? Is she going to be okay?
Doctor: No worries, Mr. Willis, she's doing just fine. Although, I must admit it was rather strange to operate on something like her. But luckily, I found it to be a simple operation, since her anatomy is shown to be relatively close to a human's. Anyway, you may see her now, but just for a short while. We've already supplied some medication into her system, she'll need to rest for a few minutes.
Robert: Thank you, Doctor.
*Robert soon walks into Renamon's hospital room. There, he sees Renamon tucked in bed, surprisingly garbed with bandages wrapped around her chest, arm, and left eye. In addition, the hospital had dressed Renamon in a hospital gown*
Robert: Hi Renamon… *walks over to Renamon, attempting to hide his sadness* That's a nice gown, looks good on you.
Renamon: *chuckles* Thank you. The hospital has been very kind towards me, despite that I'm clearly a six-foot talking fox.
Robert: *chuckles* Yeah… It's really funny. *a tear slips down his cheek*
Renamon: *sees the tear and holds Robert's hand* Robert, listen to me. I'm going to be all right; nothing is going to happen.
Robert: I know Renamon, I know… But… I just can't help worrying about you. You mean more to me than you think, and if you got killed yesterday, I…
Renamon: Robert… It's all right. It's natural for partners to worry for each other. It's normal because it truly shows how much they care and how it strengthens their bond.
Robert: Thanks, Renamon *hugs her* I just… I wouldn't know what I'd do without you.
Renamon: Everything will be fine. *yawns* I… I… *yawns, speaks softly* Promise…
Doctor: *walks into the room* Mr. Willis, she needs her rest now.
Robert: *turns to the Doctor* All right, I'm going. *turns back to Renamon* I'll come back tomorrow, Renamon. Feel better soon. *leaves the room*
Renamon: Goodbye, Robert. See you…tomorrow. *yawns and falls asleep*
*Sometime later, Robert was walking down the hallway, still feeling down for Renamon. As he walked, he noticed a rather strange scene: A woman from the Rave the other night carried out on a stretcher someone on the hospital staff pushed past. At first it appeared she was under some heavy drugs or had too much to drink, but that's not what Robert saw. Upon closer examination, two small puncture wounds could be seen round her neck*
Robert: *eyes widen* Whoa! *calls out* Excuse me, what happened to her?
Hospital Worker: The police found her in an alley way with this weird bite on her neck. Several witnesses think it was either a vampire or some hardcore Goth. *walks on, pushing the stretcher*
Robert: Vampire? Hmm… *continues walking down the hallway*
*Later, as Robert approached the hallway, his friends Chris, Angelomon, Mike, Joey, and Veemon had all taken a seat on the couches. The Digimon were distracted watching a program on the wall television set, but as soon as Robert came in, the boys immediately turned*
Mike: So, how is she?
Robert: She's fine. *looks to Chris* You were right, Chris, she's a tough one.
Joey: Well, that's good news.
Chris: Then why are you so pale?
Robert: *sighs* I'm worried for her, okay? I really care about her.
*The friends understood as they walked Robert out of the hospital, giving a whistle to their Digimon to follow. They just got out through the doors, when an ambulance made a screeching halt in front of the hospital. The door pushed out with great force, as the drivers practically hopped out the doors and opened the back doors, pulling out another stretcher. Another young woman was strapped in and much like the last one there were puncture wounds on her neck*
Mike: *raises an eyebrow* What the hell?
Robert: Another one…
Mike: *looks to Robert* What do you mean "another one"?
Chris: *eyebrows raised* Okay... Which Goth went overboard with the blood-sucking?
Driver 1: *as he walks by the Heroes* It's happening all over the city.
Driver 2: Damn, like walking through a horror movie.
Angelomon: No way…
Veemon: *gulps* I have a bad feeling about this…
*Just then, a tall figure emerged from the ambulance. He was a much older gentleman than the drivers, dressed in a black suit with a white priest's collar round his neck. He had combed black hair, a small pair of glasses, and a small rosary dangling from his neck. This was Father Maxwell. Quickly, Angelomon and Veemon pretended to be toys as their partners picked the up in their arms*
Father Maxwell: Oh. Hello, boys.
Robert: Hey, aren't you the priest at St. John's?
Father Maxwell: Father Maxwell, yes. *sees Chris* Hello, Mr. Christie, it's been a while since I've seen you at church.
Mike: *looks at Chris* Dude, you go to church?!
Chris: USED to, Mike. I USED to go to church. *sarcastically* I've been busy proclaiming about Satan.
Father Maxwell: *narrows his eyebrows* Young man, this is no laughing matter!
Chris: *eyes widen* Hey, whoa! Sorry, okay?
Father Maxwell: *recollects himself* I-I apologize. I just can't stand for this to keep happening… *points to the girl on the stretcher* That girl is my daughter.
Robert: Your daughter? What happened to her?
Father Maxwell: She was at the movies, she was supposed to wait by the bus stop and call me to pick her up… She never did. I got worried and decided to drive over there to find out what wrong. But when I got there, the police were all over the place and… There was my daughter, lying on the bench. I couldn't believe my eyes: She was so pale, so drained of life, and those bite marks… Those horrible bite marks.
Joey: Sounds like she was attacked by a vampire or something. *is kicked in the leg by Robert* Ow!
Robert: Joey, don't be immature! There are no such things as vampires.
Mike: Why couldn't you just ask her what happened, father? Maybe it was someone she knew.
Father Maxwell: Impossible. I know all of my daughter's friends, and none of them could've or would've done such a terrible thing to her!
Chris: No offense, father, but that doesn't really narrow it down by much. Why not just ask the girl who did it?
Father Maxwell: *sighs* I would if I could, but the paramedics said she's in shock.
Robert: We could at least try, once they have her on medication, maybe.
Father Maxwell: I suppose it doesn't hurt to try.
Robert: Don't worry, father, my friends and I will go in with you, for comfort.
Father Maxwell: Thank you, my son. Right now, I could use all the comfort in the world.
Robert: Mike will go with you first. The rest of us will meet you in a minute.
Mike: Don't hang too long, dude. *follows Maxwell into the hospital wing*
Robert: *looks to Joey* Sorry I had to kick you, Joey, but after all that's happened so far, I didn't want Father Maxwell to get suspicious.
Joey: Yeah, but did you have to kick so hard? *rubs his leg*
Robert: Something about these attacks feels…out of place.
Joey: Think it could be another Digimon?
Robert: If it is, it's no Digimon we're used to. Why this Digimon is here remains a mystery. Maybe the girl could give some clues.
Chris: If she's conscious by now, that is.
Robert: *sarcastically* Always the optimistic one, Chris. Come on, she's probably up by now.
Angelomon: Let's hope so.
*Sometime later, Robert, Joey, Chris, and Angelomon joined up with Father Maxwell, Mike and Veemon, who by now had just entered the girl's hospital room. Once they stepped in, the girl was already laid out in bed. Though she looked tired, there was also a look of fright on her face.
Girl: *flickers her eyelids* D-Daddy?
Father Maxwell: It's okay, sweetie. It's me. Now, Sarah…please tell me. What happened? Who did this to you?
Sarah: It-it was dark, I was all alone when I left. I was on my way to the stop, when a…tall man approached me. He put me in some sort of…trance, I couldn't move. Then he asked if I've "seen her". I didn't know what he meant; I couldn't tell him what he wanted. Then…he-he opened his mouth and…and… *starts sobbing*
*Sarah put her hands on her face, trying vainly to hold back the tears. Father Maxwell cradled his daughter a bit, doing his best to calm her down unsure of what to do*
*A few minutes passed as the daughter soon fell asleep on her bed. Robert and the other Heroes left Maxwell to stay by his daughter's side and decided to walk through the hospital to sort out this mystery*
Robert: First we get a parrot, then an ogre, a beetle, a sheep, dinosaurs, and now a vampire. What's next, a…pirate or something?
Chris: Don't jinx it, Rob. The heroes ALWAYS get in trouble when some dummy causes a JINX.
Joey: So, what do we do? Get some holy water and a stake? That's usually the way to kill a vampire.
Robert: Bro, I don't think we're dealing with an ordinary vampire here. We're dealing with something far more dangerous.
Veemon: Well… I might have an idea.
Mike: Any plan, sounds like a good plan… What is it?
Veemon: Well, what's the opposite of darkness?
Joey: Wouldn't that be light?
Veemon: Right! The only way to stop a Darkness type Digimon would be with either a Holy type Digimon, like Angelomon, or a symbol of light. Now, back in the Digital World, there are two symbols that represented light. One used for defense and the other used for attack.
Robert: What do they look like?
Veemon: *rubs the back of his neck* Uh… I can't remember the one used for attack, but the one for defense looks exactly like that necklace Father Maxwell wears.
Robert: That's not a necklace, it's a rosary. *eyes widen in realization* The crucifix… Of course! Vampires can't stand the sight of a crucifix!
Chris: Well done, Sherlock… Now where are we supposed to find a crucifix?
Angelomon: Duh! You're holding one in your arms, dude!
Chris: *slaps his forehead* Stupid… Course, you only have the crucifix when you Digivolve.
Angelomon: I know. *smiles*
Robert: But now here's another problem: Where will our mystery fiend strike next? And if he's looking for this one particular girl, who could it be? Unless…
*Suddenly, Father Maxwell walked out of the hospital room*
Father Maxwell: Call me crazy, but my daughter claims this man sounded like…a vampire. *shakes his head* I'm not going to rest till this rapist is brought to justice! *storms out of the hospital*
Robert: *sighs* Looks like this will have to wait. We'd better follow and make sure he doesn't get hurt. *walks after Maxwell, but stares back at Renamon's room*
Chris: Rob, maybe I should stay here. I could ask the other victims that come in and determine just what they saw. *pulls out an old camera* Besides, why else would I bring a camera?
Robert: *nods* Good thinking, Chris. You do that while the rest of us follow Maxwell. Oh, and Chris?
Robert: Watch Renamon… Please?
Chris: With two eyes, my liege. *bows mockingly*
Robert: Thanks. *turns to the others* Come on, team, we gotta stop Maxwell before he gets himself killed.
*As soon as they left the hospital, Robert and the rest of the Heroes were already on Father Maxwell's trail. They kept a good distance behind the priest, so as to not to draw any suspicions*
*While the team kept track of Maxwell, Chris had spent the rest of the time questioning several of the neck puncture victims. Having asked as many as he could and not getting much answers, except the vampire story, Chris decided to stroll in Renamon's room. Sitting gently by her bed, careful as to not wake her, he held several pictures in his hands and observed them carefully*
*Renamon stirred a bit as Chris looked. He took his attention away from the photos to speak to her*
Chris: How are ya feeling?
Renamon: It…hurts a bit…
Chris: *looks sympathetic* Well, if you need anything, feel free to ask. *smiles* Otherwise, Rob would kill me… I'm not kidding.
Renamon: Where is he?
Chris: He's trying to find the thing that's been attacking all these girls... Do you know anything about it… They all say they were attacked by a vampire or something.
Chris: You know, a creature that only comes out at night to drink the blood of the living. Personally, I think it's a gimmick by some sick rapist.
Renamon: I might - *sits up, but it hurts her* Aahh!! It hurts!
Chris: Hey, take it easy! Just lay back, don't strain yourself…
Renamon: *lies back* I'll be fine. Anyway, you said these girls had puncture marks. Was there anything else they said?
Chris: Have you seen anything like these before, Renamon? *shows Renamon a photo of the bite* The girls said that someone made them…freeze or something in fear and asked if they've seen a female person.
Renamon: Hmm. *pause* I remember.
Chris: Remember? Remember what?
Renamon: But... If he's here, then... *eyes widen in fear* Chris, get me out of this bed! Robert's in grave danger!!
Chris: Renamon, what's up?
Renamon: We must find him before he finds Robert!! *tries to get up but yelps in pain*
Chris: You have to rest. I'm sure Veemon and Angelomon are perfectly capable of handling whatever it is. Not to mention we've got Cyberdramon and Antylamon, too.
Renamon: Urg! *stands up and wobbles*
Chris: Renamon, I order you to return to that bed now! Robert's order!!
Renamon: You don't understand! I must find him!! Chris, I swear I'll hurt you if you don't let me do what I must!
Chris: *glares at her* NO!!! All Robert wants is for you to get better... Just tell me what's going on and I'll call and explain to him, 'kay?
*Renamon tried to punch Chris, but she falls. Luckily, Chris was able to catch her. The Digimon was practically too exhausted for physical contact*
Chris: *sighs* C'mon. If it's that important, at least lean on me and I'll support you.
*Renamon did what he asked, leaning on Chris's shoulder as he walked her out of the room. Once they were out of the hospital, Renamon ripped off the gown and bandages from her body. Clearly, whatever was out there, Renamon truly meant business*
*Meanwhile, Mike, Veemon, Robert, and Joey had been searching for Father Maxwell through every street and alley way they could find. By now, it was getting very late and the streets turned a grim dark. Possibly the worst time for either of them to be out*
Robert: It sure is dark out here.
Joey: I'm getting Goosebumps just standing here.
Mike: Where is that stubborn man?
Veenmon: Beats me… A sign would be nice.
Veemon: *sweat drops* Although, that helps too.
Robert: Come on!!
*Not too far from their location, a young woman was running through an abandoned construction site. Apparently, something was chasing her in the dead of night. All of a sudden, a tall mysterious figure jumped over her and landed graciously in front of the girl. The impact of the landing caused her to fall over backwards in fright. The figure looked like a tall, pale man with blonde hair dressed in the garbs of a vampire: A large red collared cape and dark blue tuxedo, complete with a gold bat-shaped bow tie, and wore a red bat shaped mask over his eyes. This was Myotismon*
Myotisman: Why do you run from me, my dear? Immune to my charms?
Woman: Get away from me, you freak! Help! Help!!
Myotismon: Tsk, tsk, tsk, such manners from such a beautiful young maiden. No matter, I'll teach you some respect. *widens his eyes and exposes his fangs*
???: Leave her alone!!
*Myotismon quickly turned to see Father Maxwell standing behind him, dressed in a trench coat and staring him down with an angry glare*
Myotismon: Well, what do we have here?
Father Maxwell: *eyes widen* Dear lord…
Woman: Please, help me!
Father Maxwell: *shakes off the feeling* You've attacked your last girl, you perverted monster!!
Myotismon: *scoffs* You weak, old fool… Do you really think you stand a chance against me? What could you possibly do?
Father Maxwell: Well, if I know my folklore… *pulls out a rosary and points it at Myotismon* This!
Myotismon: *eyes widen in fear* No… Take it away… Keep it away… *holds out his hand*
Father Maxwell: What's the matter? Afraid of the symbol of the lord? *walks closer to Myotismon, still holding out the rosary* Back!
Myotismon: RAH!!! No!! Take it away!! *covers his face with his cape*
Father Maxwell: *looks at the girl* Go child, run!!
*Without hesitation, the woman quickly ran off. Father Maxwell continued holding his ground with the rosary in front of Myotismon, who cowardly backed away. Just then, Robert and the other Heroes, along with their Digimon, had just arrived on the scene*
Father Maxwell: *turns to Robert and the others* Huh?
*Seeing his opportunity, Myotismon swung his cape and smacked the rosary out of Father's Maxwell's hands*
Father Maxwell: No!!
Myotismon: HA HA HA!!! Where's your lord now, human?! *swats Maxwell aside with his back hand*
Father Maxwell: AUGH!!! *lands face first onto the ground*
Robert: *runs up to Maxwell, helping him up* Father, are you okay?
Father Maxwell: Urhg… I'm all right; however, that vampire knocked my rosary away. Luckily, the girl was able to escape.
Robert: *pulls out his digivice* Father, you're not going to believe this but… That's not a vampire; it's a Digimon! *scans Myotismon* Myotismon. An Ultimate level, Virus type, Undead Digimon. His special attacks are Crimson Lightning and Grimsley Wing.
Veemon: Oh, we're screwed!!
Mike: Why? You know this freak?
Veemon: Well, not "personally", but… I've heard stories about him. The Digimon unfortunate enough to come across this guy face terrible perils… No survivors!
Mike: No survivors? Then where do the stories come from?
Myotismon: *sees the Heroes* You!! Where is she?
Angelomon: *cocks his head* Who?
Myotismon: Fools, you dare to play stupid with me?! Tell me where she is or I shall exterminate you all from whence you stand!!
Robert: Whoever you're looking for shouldn't be your first priority. You should worry more about what we intend to do to you for threatening innocent lives! *looks to Father Maxwell* You might as well get out of here, Father. This isn't safe…
Father Maxwell: Children, do you realize what you're up against?
Mike: Yeah, we do. And we're NOT children. Now GO!
*Without another word, Father Maxwell turned and ran off to safety. Seconds later, two figures stepped out of the shadows: Rixu and Cyberdramon. Judging by the looks toward Myotismon, the intimidating stare in their eyes, these two meant business*
Rixu: Did I miss much?
Mike: Oh you know how it is: Damsel in distress, a crazy priest… WE'RE FIGHTING A BLOOD SUCKER, DUDE!!!
Rixu: I see that. *looks at Myotismon* And by the looks of him, he doesn't appear to know what the word "subtlety" means.
Myotismon: *eyes Rixu* So… Yet another human seeks to challenge my power. *smiles* Now THIS just got interesting. *chuckles*
Robert: Get him, guys!!
Angelomon: CATHERINE WHEEL!!! *fire spins towards Myotismon*
*The fire didn't come close to leaving a mark on Myotismon, who didn't even flinch following Veemon's assault. It was worse for Veemon, like ramming into a brick wall*
Myotismon: Humph!! Pathetic… GRIMSLEY WING!!!! *swarms of bats fly out from his cape toward the Digimon*
Veemon: *swatting at the bats* BATS!!! GET 'EM OFF!!! GET 'EM OFF!!!
Cyberdramon: DESOLATION CLAW!!!!
*Cyberdramon's attack sent the bats flying away from the other Digimon. Though it hits Myotismon as well, he recovered more quickly*
Myotismon: *scoffs* Come now, is this the best you pathetic Digimon can do?
*All of a sudden, Renamon appeared from out of the darkness, Chris following directly behind her. With the bandage removed, Renamon now had a black crescent-shaped scar running down her left eye, the eye itself staring down at Myotismon with intense fury*
Renamon: *leaps up in the air* DIAMOND STORM!!!
Myotismon: *is hit in the shoulder by the attack* GAH!!! *puts a hand over the wound* Grr…
Chris: *runs to Robert* Are we too late?
Robert: Nope! You're just in time!
Myotismon: *turns to see Renamon* Ha ha! Renamon!! I've found you at last!
Robert: What? Renamon? *turns to Renamon* YOU'RE the one he's looking for?
Myotismon: *chuckles* It's been thirsty work looking for you, so I decided to have a few snacks along the way. But it's all been worth it to see you here and now.
Chris: So you're the creep attacking those girls… PERV!!!!
Myotismon: *turns to Chris* Mind your own business, human!!
Chris: This IS my business, asshole! *pulls out his digivice* Angelomon, it's time to digivolve!!
Angelomon: Yay!! *digivolves* Angelomon digivolve to…PlusAngelomon!!
Myotismon: *sees the crucifix on PlusAngelomon's chest* No… No!!!
PlusAngelomon: What's the matter, Myotismon? See something you don't like? Good!! CROSS BEAM!!!! *fires his attack at Myotismon*
Myotismon: GRIMSLEY WING!!! *blocks the attack*
Chris: *dodges out of the way* Whoa!!
Veemon: Oh no, not the bats!! Not the bats again!!
Renamon: *steps in front of Robert* Robert, you must get away!
Myotismon: You dare defend this human, traitor?
Renamon: I may be a traitor, but I'm a traitor with friends. And I won't let you hurt these humans.
Robert: *looks to Renamon* You know him, don't you?
Myotismon: Why? Did she not tell you all about me? I should think so; she always was the more secretive type.
Chris: That doesn't surprise me…
Renamon: Robert… As far as knowing him…he is not one to mess wit. Believe me.
Robert: Let me guess, he's another general?
Renamon: "High-ranked" General.
Joey: That's bad, isn't it?
Chris: No, it's just to make him sound fancy… What do you think?!
Myotismon: *chuckles* So you're the humans who call themselves the Digimon Heroes… It's hard to believe that a ragtag group of children like you were able to destroy all those Digimon… *looks at PlusAngelomon* And you… You're the one who killed Pajiramon, aren't you? A tragic loss on our part. What a pity, of course. Even a wretch like you would make a "fine" replacement.
Myotismon: It's useless to fight the urge. I can sense a powerful fury in you, just waiting to burst out and take over. Why hold it back? You know you wish to use this power… A power to destroy all who oppose your ideals.
Robert: *takes a step forward* You're the one who sent all those Digimon to New York, aren't you?!
Myotismon: *chuckles* Well, not ALL of them. Three were simply a trio of ignorant wild ones, who just happened to stumble across a portal. No matter, none of this would be possible if it weren't for you, human. Thank you for activating the disc; phase one has been set.
Cyberdramon: Oh no…
Joey: Wait! If that was phase one, what's phase two?
Myotismon: The complete and utter destruction…of the human race! *laughs evilly*
Renamon: Robert, I need to digivolve! At my current level, I won't stand a chance.
Robert: Right. *pulls out his digivice* Digivolve!!
Renamon: *Digivolves* Renamon digivolve to... KYUBIMON!!!
Myotismon: So, you take the form of a pathetic animal, hmm? HAHAHA!!! I knew you were weak, but oh how you stoop so low.
Kyubimon: Do not underestimate me, Myotismon! I am stronger than you think.
Myotismon: Prove it, then! CRIMSON LIGHTNING!!! *a red lightning bolt emerges from his hand and shoots out at Kyubimon*
Kyubimon: *dodges the attack* Hyah!
Chris: *looks to PlusAngelomon* PlusAngelomon, she needs help!
PlusAngelomon: Believe me, Chris, I'd love to… But I can't. As this is Kyubimon's fight, it's not my place to interfere.
Chris: This nobility stuff is ridiculous… *looks back at the fight* But…you're right! Go Kyubimon!!
Kyubimon: Face it, Myotismon: Without someone to share your strength with, you are weak! You have no heart, incapable of feeling love. DRAGON WHEEL!!!!
Myotismon: *dodges the attack* I need no one to share my strength with!! It's mine and mine alone!! GRIMSLEY WING!!!
Kyubimon: *dodges the attack, turns to Robert* Robert… I'm not gonna be able to beat him at this stage… Please, lend me your strength. Please, Robert...
Robert: No worries, Kyubimon! *jumps onto Kyubimon's back* Dracula's going down! Let's get him!!
Kyubimon: FOX TAIL INFERNO!!!
Myotismon: *gets hit in the chest* AUGH!!! Fool! I'll show you true power!! CRIMSON LIGHTNING!!!
Kyubimon: *throws Robert off and takes the full attack* AAAAHHHH!!!! *the wound on her chest re-opens*
Robert: KYUBIMON!!! NO!!!
Myotismon: *grabs Kyubimon's tails and spins her around in a circle* HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Kyubimon: *being spun around* Let… Me… Go!!
Myotismon: With pleasure!! *throws Kyubimon with full force* HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Kyubimon: *hits the ground at full force* AUGH!!! *tries to get back up, but collapses*
Myotismon: You sure picked a poor choice of words.
Robert: *runs to Kyubimon* Kyubimon!! Get up, please!
Kyubimon: C-Can't move... Please... Robert, h-help me... I need you to be strong for me...
Myotismon: *walks up to Kyubimon* Well, it's been fun, but now it's time to finish this! I must say, Kyubimon, I'm rather disappointed. I expected much more for a worthy adversary. Nevertheless, absorbing your data will be a real TREAT!
Robert: Kyubimon, please you can't die!! The team needs you… I need you!
Myotismon: *his hand glows bright red* Say goodnight, traitor!!
*Suddenly, Robert's digivice began to glow and an aura of bright white light surrounded Kyubimon.
Myotismon: *covers his eyes with his cape* What's happening!?
Kyubimon: *digivolves* KYUBIMON DIGIVOLVE TO… *takes on a more human appearance, losing eight of her tails, and is draped in white and purple garments to that of a Tao priestess, complete with a yin yang sash, long sleeves, and a long black hat* TAOMON!!!!
Robert: *eyes widen* Whoa...
Myotismon: *lowers his cape and stares at Taomon* Hmm… Interesting. How fitting that a traitor who aligns with humans takes a humanoid form. No matter, this changes nothing!!
Taomon: *pause* Myotismon, even the lowliest being proves stronger than you. You shall never have power… Only an illusion. Now, I give you one chance for mercy, and I suggest you take it and return to the Digital World.
Myotismon: *growls* How dare you order me! Foolish priestess, I obey only the Supreme Ruler and all those who oppose him must suffer the consequences!! CRIMSON LIGHTNING!!!!
Taomon: TALISMAN SPELL!!!! *creates a shield around herself and the Heroes*
Joey: *eyes widen* Whoa!
Mike: Veemon, are you seeing this?!
Veemon: I am… And it's really cool!
Rixu: *looks up at the shield* Hmm… Not bad, for a fox.
Cyberdramon: *looking up at the shield* Yeah.
Chris: *takes out his digivice and scans Taomon* Whoa! Taomon, an Ultimate level, Vaccine type, Wizard Digimon. Her attacks are Thousand Spell and Talisman of Light.
Veemon: Talisman of… *eyes widen* That's it! I should've known!
Veemon: The Talisman of Light! Mike, don't you see? It's the second symbol; the one used for attack!!
Joey: All right! Now we've got a chance!!
Rixu: Whatever. Cyberdramon could've taken him… Ten seconds easy.
Chris: *looks at Rixu* Okay, seriously… You, shut up!
Taomon: THOUSAND SPELL!!! *fires magical cards from her sleeves*
Myotismon: *swipes at the cards with his cape* Your spells are quite impressive, Taomon. If you reconsider joining me, together we can rule both worlds!!
Taomon: No. I will not be tempted by such a hollow offer. I'm sorry…
Myotismon: *smiles evilly* Pity. But since you can't be swayed, then prepare to feel my wrath. *looks at Robert* But first, watch as I destroy your little human pet!! *prepares to shoot lighting towards Robert*
Taomon: *narrows her eyebrows* No one harms Robert! *a large brush appears from out of her sleeve and is used to draw a symbol* TALISMAN OF LIGHT!!!! *fires the symbol at Myotismon*
Myotismon: *eyes widen* NO!!! NO!!! AAAHHH!!! *The attack hits him with an explosion* HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Taomon: *raises an eyebrow* What?
Myotismon: *begins to dissolve* Fool!! Don't you get it? My destruction may have been imminent, but others will come in my place. Mark my words, Taomon, this world will fall… Fall to darkness!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! *disintegrates into a stream of data*
Taomon: *absorbs the data* I'm afraid…he's right.
Robert: Taomon!! *runs up and hugs Taomon* Thank God, you're okay. *tears stream down his face* You saved me.
Taomon: *hugs Robert back* It was you that saved me, Robert. If it weren't for you, I might have died a while back.
Robert: *looks up to see the crescent scar over her left eye* Oh, your face.
Taomon: *feels her face* A battle wound, a permanent one at that. Don't mourn for me, Robert. What matters now is that I'm still here, only because you would throw yourself on the line to make that possible. I will carry this mark as a symbol of my enduring quest to protect you and all of humanity from the evil that dares plague this world.
Joey: Now that's a monologue worthy of Batman… Or the Specter. Ah, whatever. Hey! Could I see that paint brush of yours again!
Taomon: All right. *pulls out her paint brush* What do you think?
Joey: Oh, now that is cool! The only other brush I've seen that was this big was in an anime… Though, I can't remember which one.
Chris: I don't know about you guys, but now that that's over, I think it's about time Taomon told us a little more about these…generals.
Robert: *sighs and takes a step back* Chris is right, Taomon. No more secrets. Either you tell us the truth now or else how can we better prepare ourselves if we have to face a stronger Digimon? I almost lost you once, I can't allow this to happen again. I'm your friend, Taomon, we're all your friends. I'd never "hold out" on my friends… Neither should you.
Taomon: *nods* All right, I'll tell you… You see, where I come from, my world is ruled by an evil entity known only as "The Supreme Ruler", the most powerful Digimon in the Digital World. The Generals consist of Digimon specially selected to take charge of his armies. Antylamon and I were discussing the possibility of The Supreme Ruler taking over this world.
Robert: *eyes widen* Oh my God.
Chris: So… He's coming after you guys?
Taomon: Maybe… Or maybe it's only ONE of his goals. For all I know, The Supreme Ruler may simply just come to destroy this world.
PlusAngelomon: YOU HUSH, TAOMON, IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU!!!
Chris: *eyes widen* PlusAngelomon?
PlusAngelomon: *de-digivolves back into Angelomon* You're all already in danger because of us.
Veemon: I hate to say it… But he's right.
Taomon: True, you are not safe. No one in this world is safe. If he has you on his hit list, he won't stop until you're destroyed…or he is. *looks to Robert* And before you ask, Robert… Yes. I was once a general.
Robert: I thought so…
Joey: So…you were one of the bad guys?
Taomon: It wasn't always as such… Long ago, the original rulers of the Digital World kept peace and order, and fought for justice and the sanctity of others… But then the Supreme Ruler took over, banished the old rulers, and started attacking villages and dwellings. He then founded the Generals, myself included, and charged us with assembling every wandering Digimon as soldiers to battle for us. Any who refused, we would not hesitate to destroy. And then, everything spiraled out of control. It was too much to take in. A resistance was formed in an attempt to overthrow the Supreme Ruler. Soon, what started as an act of rebellion fueled into a war that nearly destroyed our world. I, after seeing the true insanity of the one I called master, and seeing so many Digimon slaughtered without mercy, renounced my rank and fled to join the resistance. From there, I met Angelomon, Antylamon, Commandramon… Then, I came to earth, where I met you, Robert.
Robert: Of course! That's why Myotismon went after you! Besides revenge for betraying the Generals, but because you had information about them from the inside… He had to put you away!
Veemon: Wow, Rob! You're really good at guessing these things!
Robert: Well, I'm glad you betrayed them. You did the right thing.
Taomon: I'm glad you think so… But I feel I've put you all in danger for my actions.
Rixu: *looks to Cyberdramon* Ready?
Cyberdramon: *nods* Yes. Lets go.
*Rixu and Cyberdramon proceeded to walk away, as the Heroes and their Digimon watched*
Taomon: The Generals will find you, Cyberdramon… You can't hide forever. *de-digivolves back into Renamon*
Cyberdramon: Not forever, just till they die…
Angelomon: I knew it… *to Renamon* He's one of the "Wanted ones", right?
Renamon: Yes… Yes he is.
Veemon: *eyes widen* Whoa, really?
Rixu: *turns back to the Heroes* Look, I never wanted any part of this team crap, okay?
Chris: Neither did I, but look at me now.
Robert: Forget it, Chris. Let's just go home, it's late anyway...
Rixu: Fine… Later. *walks off with Cyberdramon*
Chris: I need to go home… NOW. *picks up Angelomon and runs off*
*Later that evening, Robert and Renamon had since returned home. Robert decided to sleep outside on top of the roof, under the stars. After so much that's happened, Robert needed a good reason to calm his nerves. He wasn't alone, as Renamon teleported right next to him*
Renamon: Hard and difficult times lie ahead, Robert… Are you sure you want to fight?
Robert: Positive! I want to do the right thing for once. I've done nothing but bad stuff for a long time, that I think it's time for a change. *yawns* Boy, I'm bushed. *feels a cold breeze on his skin* Great… I just had to forget the blanket!!
*Renamon took pity on Robert and digivolved into Kyubimon. She then wrapped her tails around Robert's body, warming him instantly. But then, a thought came to Robert*
Robert: *raises an eyebrow* Huh? How did you--?
Kyubimon: Don't worry, Robert… I'll always protect you.
Robert: *smiles* What would I ever do without you?
Kyubimon: That depends on what you were doing first… *yawns and puts her head in Robert's lap*
Robert: Good night, Kyubimon. *cuddles in her fur and falls asleep*
Kyubimon: Good night, Robert… *slowly falls asleep*
*Meanwhile, at his house, Chris had been sitting behind his desktop typing some random links. It wasn't as if Chris was really searching for anything of importance, but after everything that's been going on he needed an excuse to distract him. A thought came to Chris's mind, something he didn't think would be possible. He randomly typed "Digimon" into a Google search… That's when he noticed something strange. That one search left only "one" result for a link: The Digital Monster Project. It was a link to a website he never heard of*
Chris: Okay… Now, we're on to something.
*Clicking the link immediately, Chris found himself on the site's homepage and scrolled down until he saw a set of numbers just below. Clearly, the owner's phone number*
Chris: Got you. *takes out his cell phone, types the numbers, and calls* Hello… Do you own the Digital Monster Project website?
???: *on the other line* Kind of. I'm glad you found the link, I've been expecting you.
Chris: Yes, well… I need your help. My friends and I have real live Digimon from the project disc.
???: *on the other line* Yes, I know. Hence why I was expecting your call.
Chris: Oh, right… Weird. Anyway, do you know anything about a group of Digimon known as "The Generals"?
???: *on the other line* No.
Chris: Figured. Do you know anything about digivices?
???: *on the other line* A bit. They were designed to help boost the Digimon's strength, to digivolve faster, and fight harder. But it's just a game we made for the company that hired us.
Chris: Game? Well, according to some searching I did, it was a virus for the government.
???: *on the other line* Our company was going out of business, the government gave us funding to continue our work. They then took the game and shut down our company without a word.
Chris: Hmm… Can you tell us about the Supreme Ruler?
???: *on the other line* Supreme Ruler?
Chris: Basically: He's the big bad guy in charge of the Generals, hates human life, trying to take over the world.
???: *on the other line* Well, we DID make a villain for the game, but it wasn't this "Supreme Ruler" guy.
Chris: Are you sure? Because my friend's partner is an ex-general of his.
???: *on the other line* I'm positive.
Chris: Then, can you tell us why the Digimon are becoming organic, rather than staying as data?
???: *on the other line* They're… What?
Chris: I've been doing some studying. Their blood's become organic after exposure to our atmosphere when it left their body.
???: *on the other line* Strange, that can't happen.
Chris: Well, it has… I've seen it and I've got the data on my laptop.
???: *on the other line* Digimon never bleed, they're data, and therefore cannot get hurt. However, based on what you said, the longer they stay in this world, then the more likely they are to get hurt. If you ask me, it's probably an error in their programming.
Chris: Error? Is there any other errors that I should be aware of? If anything happens to my digimon and he disappears...
???: *on the other line* There's nothing to worry about. We chose a few Digimon that we liked, think of it as selecting the main characters to choose from. In addition, we gave them a virus protection program to ensure that they wouldn't require consumption of electronic devices... Unlike the certain few.
Chris: Wait! You knew certain Digimon needed the program?
???: *on the other line* Not exactly. We only noticed the need for it when we uncovered some tecnical difficulties within the game. We were concerned that viruses were involved, so that's when we needed the program. If we couldn't delete the viruses, the least we could do was install the program to keep the game intact and the viruses contained.
Chris: Which Digimon did you choose?
???: *on the other line* Only the ones we liked most; Angelomon, Antylamon, BlackAgumon, Veemon--
Chris: Renamon, Gatomon, Commandramon, and Cyberdramon?
???: *on the other line* Y-Yeah... Wait a minute, who's Re--?
Chris: Those are our Digimon!
???: *on the other line* Okay, okay. If you say so. Anyway, I can't stay on long. I have other work to attend to.
Chris: When can you meet us? We need to talk.
???: *on the other line* I can't, no one must know where I am. But keep me informed in New York, okay?
Chris: Okay… *about to hang up, then realizes* What the? Wait a minute: How did you know what state I was in? *the person on the other line hangs up* Hello? Hello? Crap! *turns to the website* Well, let's see if we can find out who the mystery owner is or was…
*Chris clicked the information link, when suddenly he ended up with a blank screen on his laptop. He refreshed the page, but in each attempt, all he got was the same page and the same words: The site doesn't exist*
Chris: Damn it! *turns his laptop off* That bastard. *sighs*
*Chris turned to Angelomon, who was lying on the bed. He walked on over and patted his head, smiling as he did so*
Chris: *nudges Angelomon* Hey, Angelomon?
Angelomon: *stirs* What?
Chris: C'mon, let's play some Frisbee! *grabs a Frisbee and leaves the room*
Angelomon: *smiles* Yay! Wait up, Chris! *follows Chris out of the room*