Death From Behind: The Rise of Sealsdramon!
*It was a peaceful morning as the streets of New York city bustled with life. Or in the very least, as peaceful as New York city could get. On one street, the only one where hardly anyone walked through, Robert walked down through this particular street. After a period of walking, Robert stopped by a tree on the sidewalk. Although he didn't see her, Robert knew Renamon was close by*
Robert: Morning, Renamon.
Renamon: *appears sitting in a tree with her arms crossed* Good morning, Robert... I didn't realize you knew I was here.
Robert: Well, I was just thinking. You fought really hard yesterday; it made me proud to be your tamer. So…I brought you something. Heads up! *pulls out a can of red bull and tosses it to Renamon*
Renamon: *caught the can and smiles, realizing what Robert has done* My first gift...
Robert: Consider it my way of saying thank you. *smiles*
Renamon: *holds the drink to her lips* Thank you, Robert. *drinks the can in three gulps*
Robert: *eyes widen* Wow, that was fast. Just three gulps.
*A moment after, Kevin walked up toward Robert with BlackAgumon right beside him*
Kevin: Yo, Robert, wassup? Heard Renamon digivolved again, is that true?
*Just then, Chris came around the corner, walking up to the two Heroes with a lit cigarette in one hand and Angelomon in the other*
Chris: Of course, it's true. We all have… *flicks the cigarette away* 'Cept you, I think…
Kevin: Give me a break, I'm still waitin' for BlackAgumon. I could care less if he Digivolved or not. *looks up to Renamon in the tree* So what exactly did she change into?
Chris: You've heard of Taoism, right? Well, she basically became a Taoist priestess with a huge paint brush.
Kevin: Am I going to be tested on this?
*As they continued to discuss, Eva, Gatomon and Joey approached from around the corner. Eva smiled when she saw Robert, and goes up next to him*
Joey: Hey, guys!
Eva: Hey, Rob.
Robert: Hey, Eva, Gatomon.
Eva: *leans in close to Robert* Hi… *kisses him on the lips*
Kevin: *to himself* Damn… I never thought I'd get jealous of Rob…
Chris: I've dug something up last night. I phoned this guy, who helped out on the Digimon project for the government.
Kevin: Why call a man who helped the government? *clenches his fist* Screw the government!!
Chris: This is important, man! Anyway, I called this dude and he told me that the Digimon Project was originally an MMORPG computer game of sorts.
Gatomon: MMORPG? What's that?
Robert: It's an anagram for Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game.
Gatomon: Oh… Weird.
Kevin: Wait, how did you find that out? Hacked into the military's computers again?
Chris: Actually, I googled it.
Kevin: *sarcastically* Sure you did.
Chris: No, I'm serious. I was lucky to have even found the link at all, till the site got removed.
Robert: Right after you talked to the guy?
Chris: It was that quick. One minute he hangs up, then the site goes down. It's too much of a coincidence, if you ask me.
Robert: Anything else?
Chris: Well, here's the strange part: He knew I was from New York. I never even told him where I was.
BlackAgumon: Well, what did you tell him?
Chris: I asked about you guys. According to what he told me, when they were developing this game, they chose a select few of Digimon to possess some virus protection program to ensure they wouldn't need to consume digital devices. Coincidentally, it was you guys who got the program.
Eva: Why would they do that if the Digimon were originally meant to be a game?
Chris: I'm not sure. I asked if he could meet us up so I can ask about that, but he doesn't want anyone to know where he is.
Kevin: Isn't it obvious? The government would track him down otherwise.
Chris: There's something else: I asked about the "Generals", but he claims they never developed any. He doesn't even know about The Supreme Ruler.
Kevin: Well then, who did?
Chris: He didn't say, but I have a theory: If the humans didn't create these beings, the program must've developed the Supreme Ruler and the Generals…by itself.
Robert: *shakes his head* A.I.
Joey: *jaw drops* A.I., as in Artificial Intelligence? Like the Spielberg movie?
Chris: That's close enough. Somehow, the program must've gave the characters and the world life of it's own. And in doing so, certain creations were made without the requirement of man's handiwork. Though the project came to a halt, the life of it's world found a way.
Robert: Whoa… To be honest, that actually sounds kinda cool.
Chris: If you say it is. However... That also makes it worse.
Kevin: Yeah, remember the Terminator movies, or the Matrix?
Chris: Without man's control, the Supreme Ruler somehow must've been gotten through the system and was able to take control like a virus. The Generals were simply developed to spread it's influence across the Digital World, thus corrupting the entire program. Getting rid of these Generals one-by-one is one thing, but who knows how huge their influence has been? What damage they've all ready done? And what's to stop The Supreme Ruler himself from making more? The only way for the system to return to it's proper balance is to get rid of the source, the Supreme Ruler. That will not be easy.
Kevin: *pause* Well, it's official: We're utterly screwed.
Renamon: *jumps down from out of the tree* I won't deny that the Supreme Ruler will be no easy opponent, but giving up now will only make it worse. Think of what we've done these past few days: Every battle we've been through we get closer and closer to becoming a strong force. If you give up now, it will all be for naught.
Chris: Which is why starting tonight, I'm going to crack open my digivice for a little observation.
Robert: *raises an eyebrow* Is that even possible? I mean, they just appeared to us from out of their foreheads.
???: Hey guys!
*The Heroes turned around as Mike came running by, his backpack strapped on*
Mike: You'll never believe what happened. I got my device open!
Chris: *raises an eyebrow* Well, that scraps my plans.
Joey: *eyes widen* Without breaking it? Could we see?
*Mike nodded and reached into his backpack pocket. He pulled out his device and handed it over to Chris. The device in general looked different with the colored casing removed, but the strangest thing was the lack of circuitry or even a chip*
Robert: I don't get it… Shouldn't there be wires or something?
Kevin: No batteries, either. Freaky.
Chris: Oh cr-ap. This shouldn't be possible but… It's a digital apparatus. Must have a CPU or something…
Joey: Hmm… What's that red square below the screen?
Mike: I think it might be the CPU, but I'm not sure.
Gatomon: *scratches her head* Technology is weird.
Eva: I'll say.
Chris: *rubs his right temple* I'm getting a headache trying to figure this out, and Angelomon hasn't even spoken yet!
Angelomon: I'LL SPEAK NOW IF YOU WANT!!!
Chris: *slaps his head* Great! Now it got worse!
Mike: *puts his digivice back together and put away* Well, that was fun, until someone opened his big mouth…
Joey: So… What do we do now?
Chris: Take a break, of course. Considering all the battles we've been through.
Mike: But you heard Myotismon, more Digimon will just keep coming.
Chris: Exactly… But even those Digimon need to rest while they can. Least we'll have time to prepare for some big battles ahead.
Robert: *turns to Renamon* Are you okay with that, Renamon?
Renamon: *nods* Yes, of course.
Robert: *smiles* Then you may go now. Keep an eye out for anything strange.
Renamon: *smirks* Was that an order? *disappears through the trees*
Mike: *opens his backpack* You can come out now, Veemon.
Veemon: *pops out the backpack, taking a deep breath* Dang, Mike! Next time, don't leave me in there for so long! I could've suffocated!!
Mikes: Sorry… *sweat drops*
Eva: Will Gatomon ever digivolve?
Chris: Most likely. Everyone else has digivolved, including her, remember?
Eva: Oh yeah, I almost forgot about her being Salamon.
Gatomon: *jumps onto Chris and licks his cheek* Thanks.
Chris: *wipes his face with his hand* You're as bad as Angelomon.
*Suddenly, a loud explosion could be heard from far off, the blast causing everyone to jump from that thunderous sound*
Chris: What was that?!
Eva: Sounds like it came from the bay!
Robert: Let's go!
*The Heroes and their Digimon quickly ran off towards the sound of the disturbance*
*Meanwhile, a Digimon resembling a pirate captain was terrorizing everybody who was at the docks. He was garbed in a blue coat, a hat with a Digimon skull and crossbones painted on the front, had only one eye, a large cannon in place of his left hand and a golden hook for his right hand. This was Hookmon*
Hookmon: *chuckles* Yes, flee you weak land-lubbers! I won't even need me crew to scare the living daylights out of ya! Ha harr!!
*Just then, the Heroes and their Digimon ran in as Hookmon continued to terrorize everyone that ran away of him*
Chris: *sarcastically* Oh great, a pirate! *looks to Robert* I TOLD you not to jinx us, Rob!!
Hookmon: Eh? *turns to see the Heroes and their Digimon* Now what be this? Digimon working with humans? This be mutiny, it is!!
Robert: Well, we don't care what you think, 'matey'! We're gonna take you down! Renamon?
Renamon: *materializes next to Robert and nods* Right! *leaps into the air* DIAMOND STORM!!!!
Veemon: Vee Headbutt!!
Gatomon: Lightning Paw!!
Angelmon: Catherine Wheel!!
BlackAgumon: Pepper Breath!!
Hookmon: *leaps into the air, dodging the attacks and lands nimbly on the ground* HA HARR!!! Ya missed me, ya digital scum!!
Robert: *turns to Chris* Well? Just what are we dealing with?
Chris: Don't get excited. *takes out his digivice and scans Hookmon* Ah, here we go! Hookmon. A Champion level, Virus type, Mutant Digimon. His attacks are Captain Cannon, Liquid Bullet, and Super Shooter.
Hookmon: That's right, mateys! I'm here to plunder and pillage this fair city. But since you interrupted my fun, I'll be taking care of ye land lubbers! CAPTAIN CANNON!!!! *fires a cannon ball out of his cannon arm*
*The Heroes and their Digimon leapt out of the way, avoiding the attack, which blew up a portion of a building just behind them*
Kevin: Okay, this guy's toast!! *runs toward Hookmon*
BlackAgumon: Kevin, wait!!
Mike: *sweat drops* And people call ME stupid…
Hookmon: *raises an eyebrow* What be this?
Hookmon: Hmm… *holds out his foot*
*Suddenly, Kevin tripped over Hookmon's foot, yelled out in surprise and fell head first into the water below. A few seconds later, he resurfaced, coughing and spitting out water*
Hookmon: *playfully* Whoops!
Kevin: *looks up at Hookmon* Cheater!!
Hookmon: *shrugs* Pirate! If I was you, I wouldn't stay in the water for long.
Kevin: How come?
*Suddenly, a large dark fin appeared from out of the water, and began swimming towards Kevin*
Hookmon: My pet just loves "live" prey. Ha harr!!
Kevin: Huh? *sees the fin* Uh-oh!
*The fin revealed itself to be a giant shark with purple and black strips, two sets of pectoral fins, and a metal helmet on its snout with four red eyes. This was Sharkmon, who roared and bared his rows of teeth as he swam towards Kevin.
Kevin: *eyes widen in fear* OH CRAP!!! *tries to find a ladder* GUYS!!! GUYS, HELP!!!!
Mike: *points at Sharkmon* Dude, a shark!!
Joey: Whoa… Jaws has nothing on that!!
Chris: Um, guys, maybe we should, I don't know, SAVE HIM?!?!
Robert: Right!! C'mon, guys!!
Renamon: Hang on, Kevin!
*Renamon quickly dove into water, seemingly missing Kevin by inches. Kevin turned just as Sharkmon was swimming towards him. He tried to swim. but the beast was increasingly catching up. Kevin closed his eyes, expecting the worse. Just as Sharkmon's jaws were about to clamp down on him, Kevin finds himself bursting from the water as Renamon held him tightly over the shark. With a 360 loop, she landed nimbly back on the docks steadily releasing Kevin to solid ground*
Kevin: *breathing heavily* Oh god… Oh thank god! *looks to Renamon* Thanks, Renamon. I owe ya, big time!
Chris: Now let's see what that thing is. *takes out his digivice and scans Sharkmon* Sharkmon. A Champion level, Virus type, Aquatic Digimon. His attacks are Tidal Blast and Shark Bite.
Robert: Well, good thing he's a fish. We'll be safe, as long as we stay out of the water.
Hookmon: Har-harr! That's what YOU think! *whistles*
*Bursting through the water like a torpedo, Sharkmon jumped out from the water and onto solid ground, balancing himself on his tail exposing his rows of razor-sharp teeth towards the Digimon Heroes*
Chris: You just had to do it AGAIN, didn't you?!
Robert: Ah, shut up!
Hookmon: Soup's on, Sharkmon!!
*Sharkmon unleashed a mighty roar towards the Digimon Heroes, as they attempted to steady themselves against a fearsome freak of nature*
???: M16 Assassin!!
*Suddenly, laser pellets bounced off of Sharkmon's hide. All it did was attract his attention towards the mysterious assassin. Everyone looked to see Jermaine and Commandramon rushing towards them*
Kevin: Little Jermaine's come to save us? We're dead.
Jermaine: Yo, sorry we're late. Don't worry, we got this! Right, Commandramon?
Commandramon: *nods* Yes sir! *leaps into the air* DCD BOMB!!!! *throws down a bomb that explodes at the two demonic Digimon's feet, sending a cloud of smoke as it impacts* Strike Claw!!
Hookmon: *throws Commandramon off and pins him to the ground with his hook hand* Nice try, matey, but not good enough! *raises his cannon until it was level with Commandramon's face*
Jermaine: No! Don't do it!
*The other Digimon attempted to help, but Sharkmon dispatched them with his Tidal Blast attack*
Hookmon: So long, matey! *his cannon arm begins to glow*
Jermaine: *smirks* Psyche!! *pulls out his digivice*
*Suddenly, Jermaine's digivice started to glow, and there was a bright flash of light that surrounded all over Commandramon*
Hookmon: Huh? What be this trickery?
Jermaine: Oh, just learned a new trick a little while ago. Digivolve!!
Commandramon: *Digivolves* Commandramon digivolve to... SEALSDRAMON!!!
*The Heroes, their Digimon, and Hookmon stared in awe at Commandramon, or as he was now known: Sealsdramon. He was at least seventeen feet tall, covered in dark green and red cybernetic armor from his head to his tail, wore goggles over his eyes that had a red and silver lens, and had large knife blades sticking out from shoulders. He stared at Hookmon and snorted steam out from his nostrils*
Kevin: *eyes widen* Whoa... THAT'S Commandramon?!
Robert: Let's see. *takes out his digivice and scans Sealsdramon* Sealsdramon. A Champion level, Purified Virus type, Cyborg Digimon. His attacks are Death Behind, Mega Barrage, and Scouter Monoeye.
Hookmon: Arg!! Ye may have gotten bigger, but that won't save ya! LIQUID BULLET!!! *fires his attack at Sealsdramon, who seemed to vanish instantly* Huh, where'd he--?
Sealsdramon: *appears behind Hookmon and knocks him to the ground* Hya!!
Veemon: C'mon, guys, let's help out!
Robert: *pulls out digivice* Digivolve!!
Renamon *digivolves* Renamon digivolve to…KYUBIMON!!!
Mike: *pulls out digivice* Digivolve!!
Veemon: *digivolves* Veemon digivolve to…EXVEEMON!!!!
Angelomon: *digivolves* Angelomon Digivolve to…PLUSANGELOMON!!!
Kyubimon: Fox Tail Inferno!!
Sharkmon: GRRRR!!!! *dodges the attack and fires his Tidal Blast attack at Sealsdramon*
Gatomon: Lightning Paw!! *leaps up at Sharkmon*
Sharkmon: RAAAHHH!! *dodges the attack and swats Gatomon aside with his tail*
PlusAngelomon: Plus Beam!!
Sharkmon: *avoids the blasts, then springs forward* RAWR!!!
*The two Digimon narrowly got out of the way in time as Sharkmon ended up crashing into the ground, getting a mouthful of cement*
Robert: It's no good! He just keeps dodging our attacks!
*Suddenly, Antylamon burst in from out of nowhere, her hands turning to axe blades*
Antylamon: Bunny Blades!! *knocks Sharkmon to the ground*
Robert: Should've known…
Antyalmon: Am I late?
ExVeemon: Nope, right on time!
Antylamon: All right then, let's go!
*At that same time, Hookmon and Sealsdramon were going at it, head-to-head, atop a warehouse rooftop. A long brawl was taking place between the two, neither Digimon tiring out*
Hookmon: I don't understand why you're fighting for these pathetic humans. Why bother defending these landlubbers?
Sealsdramon: Because they're my friends; I'm going to look out for them no matter what!
*Meanwhile, the Heroes and their Digimon managed to corner Sharkmon, the beast ready to fight to the death*
Antylamon: I have an idea! Cover me! *rushes forward* Bunny Blades!
*Sharkmon moved to avoid the attack, but Antylamon managed to get behind him and wrapped her arms tightly around his body*
Antylamon: Okay, now!!
PlusAngelomon: Plus Beam!!
ExVeemon: Vee Laser!!
Kyubimon: Fox Tail Inferno!!!
*Antylamon released her grip and moves away right before the attacks strike and destroy Sharkmon. Hookmon and Sealsdramon cease fighting in time to watch this spectacle.
Hookmon: Sharkmon! *turns to glare at the group* Arg!! Ye may have won this battle, mateys, but ye haven't won the war yet! *leaps off the roof*
Sealsdramon: Oh no, you don't! *leaps after Hookmon* Scouter Monoeye! *His cybernetic eye swirls about, attempting to locate Hookmon, and is able to spot him trying to escape* Found you! Death Behind!! *stabs his blades through Hookmon's chest*
Hookmon: *yells in pain* Arg!! Ye devils, black sheep…. Really bad eggs!! GAH!!! *dissolves into a stream of data*
Sealsdramon: *chuckles* Drink up me 'earties, yo ho! *de-digivolves back into Commandramon*
Jermaine: *runs up to Commandramon and throws his arms around him* Dude! You were great, Commandramon!
Commandramon: Yeah, I was, wasn't I, sir?
Joey: Nice job, Antylamon! You totally wiped out Sharkmon! But…how'd you know where we were?
Antylamon: Simple. I just followed the sounds of battle and there you were.
Joey: Heh. You and your big ears, really comes in handy!
Chris: *walks up to Jermaine* So, Jermaine, when did Commandramon learn to digivolve?
Jermaine: Well, it's a funny story… It was an accident.
Chris: *raises an eyebrow* Really?
PlusAngelomon: *de-digivolves back into Angelomon* How's that?
Jermaine: Well, see… We was out by some secluded area of the park trying out some new tricks. Must've been a couple of hours or so, next thing you know, Commandramon started feeling funky and just digivolved from out of nowhere!
Robert: Really? Just like that? *snaps his fingers*
Jermaine: Yeah, I didn't even try anything! It was the weirdest thing… But it was so awesome! I was on my way to tell ya guys…When you were attacked by some Pirate dude.
Kevin: *looking disgusted* Ugh! Look, this is all fascinating, but can we go home now? I'm soaking wet and I reek of dead fish!!
Chris: That's what you get for using your brawn before your brains... Again.
Robert: Yeah, I guess we can go home. *sniffs Kevin and quickly covers his nose* Ugh!! And you seriously need a shower!
Kevin: Shut up.
Jermaine: You heard him, Commandramon! Ten hut, right face, forward march!! *marches home with Commandramon*
Commandramon: Left, left, left right left! *marches home with Jermaine*
Chris: *sarcastically* Oh great… And to think Angelomon's voice wasn't enough…
Robert: *walks up from behind Chris* You still might want to open up your digivice tonight, Chris. Maybe you can decipher it better than Mike.
Chris: Yeah, you're right. Besides, I'm a wiz at this stuff, whereas Mike is a total smeg-head when it comes to electronics.
Mike: *annoyed* HEY!!!
*Within moments, the Heroes and their Digimon (Kyubimon and ExVeemon having de-digivolved back to their Rookie levels) departed from the bay to returned home. The battle really took it's toll on them today and they were really exhausted after all that*