Halloween Fright, Angewomon's Light!
*New York City, October 31st - Halloween. It was a late morning on the block, everything was decorated in spider webs, jack-o-lanterns, skeletons, ghosts, and bats. Most of the citizens weren't in their costumes yet, though several children would pass by having decided to dress up early. Among the people of this city, Robert exited his house with a smile on his face. To keep to the Halloween spirit, he was singing a rather familiar tune*
Robert: *singing* Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?
Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween
This is Halloween, this is Halloween -
*Just then, Chris stepped out from a nearby alleyway surprising Rob in the middle of the song. They walk down the street side-by-side, Chris having a disgusted look plastered on his face*
Chris: Rob… They aren't scared of Halloween Town, they're scared of your singing.
Robert: *narrows his eyebrows* Very funny. And I thought everyone liked The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Chris: *smiles* Yes, but not when you're singing. Besides, Marilyn Manson sings it a whole lot better.
Robert: Phht! *sarcastically* Yeah, sure he does! So anyway, Chris, what are you dressing up as for the party tonight?
Chris: Vampire, duh. Angelomon's going out as a werewolf.
Robert: *raises an eyebrow* With wings?
Chris: No one said it had to be perfect. What about you and Renamon?
Robert: Me, I'm going as… The Phantom of the Opera! As for Renamon… *shrugs* I guess she's just gonna go as what she usually does.
*Just then, as if on cue, Renamon materialized right next to the two and began walking alongside them*
Renamon: And why not? I'm perfectly comfortable not wearing clothes, Chris. Is that a problem?
Chris: Clearly, you don't know what a 'joke' is.
Robert: Maybe you could wear a fake zipper on your stomach or something.
Renamon: Hmm… I guess I could. *looks to Chris* Are you all right, Chris? You look tired.
Robert: Believe me, Renamon; he ALWAYS looks like that.
Chris: No, Angelomon and I took down a Goblimon last night. *yawns* Aside from that, all seems quieter on the New York front these days.
Robert: Well, I saw the military setting up these huge flood lights since this morning. There's one on each building downtown.
Renamon: You can thank me for that.
Chris: Why would they do something like that?
Renamon: Because I asked them to.
Chris: *raises an eyebrow* Excuse me?
Robert: Renamon suggested to our military pal, Stanford, that the high beams from those flood lights will make defeating Darkness Type Digimon so much easier.
Chris: Easier? *sighs* We're turning our streets into a war zone.
Renamon: Darkness Type Digimon, Like Myotismon, simply hate sunlight. It weakens them, and at times, can even destroy them.
Robert: Hence Taomon’s Talisman of Light attack.
Chris: Well, at least no one's going to clean the streets if that works.
Renamon: So tell me again why all the houses are decorated in spider webs, skeletons and pumpkins with faces carved into them?
Robert: It's all a part of Halloween, Renamon. It's kind of a tradition here to decorate the streets with these figures. Actually, Halloween itself dates back to many years ago back when it was all a celebrational gathering known back then as "Samhain".
Chris: I thought you skipped school.
Robert: *eyes narrowed* It doesn't mean I don't "know" this stuff, Chris. *to Renamon* Really, Samhain was to mark the end of the harvest season and make way for winter, the "darker half" of the year.
Chris: Some say that it was the night that the "Door" to the Otherworld opened up and released all the spirits. So they set up feasts for the souls to attend and it's been that way for years till it became simply known as Halloween to us.
Robert: Of course, when it comes to Chris, EVERY day is Halloween.
Chris: Hey, you better watch it! Or this could be your LAST Halloween.
*At that very moment, Joey ran up from behind Robert and joined the group as well. Angelomon stealthily flew in from above and landed on Chris' shoulder, looking as happy as usual.*
Joey: Hey guys!
Angelomon: What'cha doin'?
Chris: Eh, not much.
Joey: You guys seen Mike around?
Robert: Not since Saturday.
Chris: I think it's safe to confirm he died; Shellmon was probably too much for him.
Joey: *pause* Dude, you're scarier than usual on Halloween.
Chris: *hisses* DEATH!!! *chuckles*
???: Then, I guess that makes me a zombie, huh?
*The group turn to see Mike standing behind them, Veemon under his legs, the two giving smirks directly towards Chris*
Chris: *uninterested* Oh, thank god, you’re alive. Halleluiah and junk…
Mike: Well, happy Halloween to you too, Chris.
Robert: *slaps Mike's hand* Hey, Mike! Glad you could join us!
Joey: So it looks like Shellmon WASN’T too much for ya, huh?
Mike: Nah, it takes more than seafood to put a stop to the Mike-ster and his trusty sidekick.
Chris: *face palms* Oh, good god…
Mike: So, how y’all been?
Angelomon: Just peachy!
Renamon: Good, thank you.
Joey: I got a phone call from Jermaine last night. He said he was going to be the DJ at the Halloween party tonight.
Joey: Yup. Renamon's a witness.
Chris: Oh yay! As long as he plays the new Serj Tankian song, I'll be grateful.
Angelomon: Are Kevin and BlackAgumon coming?
Robert: Nah, they’re gonna do what Kevin does every Halloween. Hang out at home and watch all the Nightmare on Elm Street movies in chronological order.
Angelomon: Ooh! Freddy’s scary!
Robert: Oh, he can be pretty scary… If he weren't spouting puns before he kills somebody. I blame the sequels.
Joey: What are you going as tonight, Mike?
Mike: *pause* I haven't actually picked one yet…
Joey: You might want to pick one out soon, dude. All the stores are probably out of all the good ones by now.
Mike: Yeah, whatever. So, who else is going to the party?
Robert: Renamon's definitely coming with us.
Joey: People will just think she’s a girl in a costume anyway.
Chris: True… Renamon IS the ultimate cosplay costume.
Renamon: *smirks* Thank you, Chris.
Mike: I'll go as Chris! It will scare everyone!
Veemon: Ha ha ha ha!! Great idea!
Chris: You do, and I'll kill you with your own spiked collar.
Mike: *scoffs* Killjoy.
Joey: What about Veemon?
Mike: He's going as a giant-winged dinosaur… Original, huh?
Robert: Dude, how bout something less…conspicuous.
Mike: How about Godzilla then?
Robert: Which version? Showa, Heisei or Shinsei?
Mike: I don't know… He just looks the part.
*Soon enough, the Heroes and their Digimon passed by several buildings, each of which had huge flood lights on the roofs pointed down at the streets. Seeing the size of these lights intrigued the group*
Joey: *looks up at the lamps* Man, I wonder how hot they'll be when they're turned on.
Chris: Let's just say New York will have an increase in the ganguro types.
*Later that day, Robert, Joey, Chris, Mike and Renamon were at Frankie Steinz Costumes, searching for their Halloween costumes*
Robert: *searching through the roes of costumes* Let's see here. Phantom, phantom, phantom. Where are the phantom costumes?
Joey: Well, found my costume. *holds up a not-so scary scarecrow costume*
Veemon: Phht! That’s not scary!
*Later that day, Robert, Joey, Chris, Mike and Renamon had just arrived at Frankie Steinz Costumes, browsing around the store for their Halloween costumes. Course, with all the costumes the store had, it was rather difficult to find a particular costume for each member*
Robert: *searches through the costume rows* Let's see here... Phantom, phantom, phantom. Where are the phantom costumes?
Joey: Found my costume. *holds up a not-so scary Scarecrow costume*
Veemon: Phht! You call that scary?!
Joey: They ran out of the Scary Scarecrow costumes! I figured I could make it scarier before the party.
Veemon: If you say so…
Mike: Anyone know where the Emo section is?
Chris: I'm not Emo, I'm Goth! DO YOU SEE ME WRITING POETRY?!?
Mike: Can you?
*Just then, a male store clerk approached the Heroes and their Digimon*
Clerk: Can I help you guys out?
Chris: Do you have something I can strangle him with? *points at Mike* I don't wanna leave forensic evidence.
Clerk: *raises an eyebrow* Umm… I was thinking help with costumes, maybe?
Mike: Do you have any Goth outfits?
Clerk: I believe they’re in the back. *notices Renamon* Excuse me, ma'am?
Renamon: *turns to the clerk* Yes?
Clerk: I hope you paid for that costume before wearing it. *inspects Renamon‘s face* Hmm, I don't remember selling this kind of costume… It's awfully good.
Renamon: I…bought it from another store.
Clerk: *eyes Renamon from top to bottom* Fascinating. So real, and the attention to detail. Who made this?
Chris: It's from the latest designer, Jambique Nomuree… You must have heard about him.
Clerk: *eyes widen* Ooh, yeah! His work is awesome! Sorry for the confusion, miss. *walks away*
Chris: *mumbles* Idiot.
Robert: Found it! *pulls out a Phantom costume*
Mike: Anyway… Where's my costume?
Joey: The clerk said it was in the back.
Mike: *pause* I knew that…
Chris: *sarcastically* Sure you did.
Mike: *gives Chris a skunk eye* Be right back. *goes to the back room to search for his costume*
Robert: I wonder what Eva's going as.
Chris: *smirks* Sexy witch, or that chick from Phantom.
Robert: Hmm… It would make sense for her to go as Christine.
*Just then, Mike returned to the group wearing black pants, a mesh shirt, a dark red vest, spiked wrist bands and belt, and a black wig with a red streak running down the front*
Mike: I found a Goth costume. Sweet, huh?
Robert: Wow! That was quick!
Chris: *eyes Widen* Oh my god... You actually look good in that.
Joey: I'll say.
Chris: Tell anyone I said that, I'm going to deny it.
*Just then, Eva entered the shop and walked toward the Heroes with Gatomon sitting on her shoulder*
Eva: *smiles* Hey guys!
Gatomon: *looks at Angeomon, seductively* Hi Angelomon.
Angelomon: *blushes* Oh! H-Hey Gatomon.
Chris: *face palms* Oye…
Robert: Hi Eva. *kisses Eva* What are you going as for the party tonight?
Eva: Oh, I'm going as Christine, from Phantom of the Opera.
Chris: *mutters* Told you.
Robert: You heard about my costume choice, huh?
Eva: *nods* Yep.
Robert: That's cool. Maybe if we're lucky, we could win the costume contest together.
Gatomon: I heard you were going as a werewolf, Angelomon.
Angelomon: Y-Yeah… *nervously chuckles* AWOO!!!!
Robert: *pats Angelomon's head* Looks like she has a crush on you, dude.
Eva: Yeah, she's like that every time I say Angelomon's name.
Chris: *sweat drops* Oh god… Digital love.
Gatomon: I'm going as that large green lady that stands in the harbor. You know, the one holding a torch and wearing that pretty crown?
Angelomon: The Statue of Liberty?
Gatomon: Yeah, that's her!
Angelomon: *smiles* I can't wait!
Robert: Me neither. But… *whispering* Do you think Renamon might have a problem?
Chris: Nah, we'll just say the same thing we told the shop clerk.
Robert: *whispering* Not that, I mean… Well… She sounds…nervous… About the party, I mean.
Eva: *whispering* Nervous?
Joey: Funny, I'd never thought she'd get nervous.
Joey: *whispering* Oh! Sorry…
Eva: *whispering* Actually, Joey does have a point. Renamon doesn't seem like the nervous type. Why would she be nervous about a party?
Robert: *whispering* Hell if I know. I mean, she can stand up to much bigger Digimon without breaking a sweat, but she gets nervous about one little party?
Eva: *whispering* Perhaps an even bigger Digimon might try to crash it. Possibly stronger than the last one we fought.
Chris: Or, here's a thought… Maybe she can't dance. Ever thought of that?
Robert: Hmm… Maybe. I'll ask Renamon about it later. Just to make sure she's okay.
Chris: You do that… By the way, will there be karaoke at the party?
Robert: Oh yeah, it wouldn't be a party without karaoke.
Chris: YES!!! *coughs* I mean, whatever.
Mike: Count me in.
Robert: *turns to see Renamon further down the aisle* Yeah?
Renamon: Can you help me find a fake zipper?
Robert: *sweat drops* Be right back, guys. *heads on over* Be right there!
*Later during the evening, as darkness fell across the city, two soldiers stood along the sides of one of the flood lights, each soldier on one side, standing watch for signs of danger from atop one of the buildings*
Soldier 1: Heh! Creepy night, isn't it?
Soldier 2: No kidding. It's supposed to be creepy on Halloween.
Soldier 1: I heard about these bulbs; they’re supposed to shine as bright as the sun.
Soldier 2: They better, they cost well over a million dollars... Billions, maybe.
Soldier 1: There you go, exaggerating again.
Soldier 2: What? They never tell us how much this equipment costs.
*Suddenly, a mysterious shadow flashed by the two soldiers. Just as quickly as it appeared, the figure disappeared from sight*
Soldier 1: *eyes widen* What was that?
Soldier 2: What was what?
Soldier 1: *scans the area, sees nothing* I-I thought I saw something.
Soldier 2: *raises an eyebrow* Think we should turn on the lights?
Soldier 1: You do that; I'll contact the general.
Soldier 2: Roger. *approaches the flood light*
Soldier 1: *takes out a walkie-talkie* Unit One to base, we have a sighting in the area. Over. *hears static* Unit One to base, do you read? Over. *again hears static* Damn it… *slaps the walkie-talkie a bit*
*As Soldier 1 tried to communicate to the General, the other reached the flood lights and scanned around for the switch. Finally, his fingers come across the switch and he flicked on the light. But as he turned to the other soldier, a claw of sorts latched onto the soldier's head and pulled him into the darkness*
Soldier 2: Jesus! *falls back*
*There was a moment of silence, everything happened so fast. Aiming his M-16 rifle, he cautiously approached where his comrade stood moments before. The only sound in the area other than his breathing is the static coming from the walkie-talkie on the ground. He bent down overlooking from the building, but all he can see in front of him was darkness. Just then, he felt a chill up his spine followed by a faint, yet frightening chuckle*
Soldier 2: Who's there? *turns around, rifle aimed* Who's there!?
*He then felt that same chill from behind him, turning around but seeing nothing. All he hears are those eerie chuckles, as if the soldier was not alone. He looked around rapidly, one side to another, starting to hyperventilate with fright. With the gun in front, his arms shaking, he backed away toward the flash light and swerves it around to pierce through the darkness. But then, it caught something… Red eyes in the darkness looking straight at him. And then another set of eyes appeared, then another and then another…. A whole group staring eerily at him*
Soldier 2: Holy mother of…
*Then all at once, they rushed toward the soldier. Screaming, he backed away firing round after round from his gun. He tripped back, onto his back, and they piled on top of him as he struggled to fight off the unseen creatures. But soon, his screams began to die out and the rifle stopped firing. And then, an unknown entity crunched the search lights and extinguished the lights before slicing them off and hurling them off the building. Then, the laughing started again and among the chuckles was a female sort of laugh with it's eyes glowing brighter than all the others… And she was on the hunt*
*Meanwhile, the Heroes and their Digimon had gathered in front of a building, supposedly where the Halloween party was being held. The whole group was already dressed in their Halloween costumes: Robert as The Phantom f the Opera, Joey as a scarecrow, Eva's costume consisting of a purple gown with matching lipstick, Chris as Count Dracula, Mike in his new Goth outfit, Angelomon as a werewolf, Gatomon as the Statue of Liberty, and Renamon had a fake zipper line running down the front of her torso*
Angelomon: PARTY, PARTY, PARTY!!!
Chris: *eyes the building* This is it?
Robert: Yep, can't wait to get inside. *Adjusts his Phantom mask* Too bad Kevin and Rixu couldn't make it.
Chris: I doubt Rixu even thinks about going to Halloween parties. Too smart. *turns to Mike* Hey Mike, where's Veemon?
Mike: Eh, he didn't come. He just wanted to go trick-or-treating. I never should've given him my chocolate bar yesterday, now he's addicted to the stuff!
Robert: Did he at least wear his Godzilla costume?
Mike: Nah, they ran out back at the store. So I just got him a fake zipper, like Renamon's.
*Just then, in the midst of their conversation, Jermaine walked up to the group, dressed as Mario from the Super Mario Bros. video games*
Jermaine: Yo guys, glad you could make it.
Joey: Same here, dude.
Eva: Well, now that we're all here. Let's go in.
Robert: All right, I'll meet you guys inside. *turns to Renamon* Coming in, Renamon?
Renamon: Of course.
*Soon, the Heroes and their Digimon entered the building onto to head straight into a mosh pit of people all dressed up in costumes. “My Way” by Limp Bizkit was playing in the background, as everyone danced to the rocking beat. The group, on the other hand, were taken aback by how loud it was*
Chris: Jermaine, put Mika on, now!!
Jermaine: Yo, which song?
Chris: Big Girl! *starts moshing*
Mike: *covers his ears* Damn it, I hate loud music!!
Renamon: Ugh!! *covers her ears*
Robert: You okay, Renamon?
Renamon: The music is too loud!
Renamon: IT'S. TOO. LOUD!!!
Robert: I'm sorry, but you'll have to come closer. The music's too loud!
Gatomon: *covers her ears* This music hurts!!
Angelomon: C'mon, just go with it Gatomon. It's kind of cool.
Gatomon: Oh, alright… Only for you, Angelomon.
Chris: *face palms* God… Soon they'll be making out in the corner.
Mike: Come on, Chris! Lighten up, get with the beat!
Chris: *gives Mike the death glare* Grr…
Mike: *sarcastically* Ooh, scary… *laughs*
*Soon, the group joined everyone else on the dance floor, if whatever Chris was doing counted as a dance. Robert was dancing with Eva when he noticed Renamon was just standing by herself, a look of uncertainty on her face as if she didn't know what to do. Concerned, Robert motioned to Eva that he'd be back and Eva nodded as she continued to dance. As she did so, Robert approached Renamon*
Robert: Renamon, you all right? What's wrong?
Renamon: Oh, nothing. Nothing...
Robert: Renamon, come on. You've been acting like this since the costume shop. What's the matter? You're not worried about another Digimon attack, are you?
Renamon: No, Robert, it's not that. It's just… Well…
Renamon: I... I can't dance.
Chris: *from within the mosh pit* Told ya!
Robert: *calls back* Not helping!
Renamon: I know, it's embarrassing. I can fight off monsters twice my size, quadruple even, but when it comes to dancing... My legs are literally double-jointed.
Robert: Hmm... You know, I don't think the problem is in your legs. You just never had someone to teach you. Would you like me to?
Renamon: You… Want to teach me… To dance?
Robert: Well, I'm no Paul Taylor, but I'll show you what I know. *grabs Renamon's hands* Okay, just hold tight and follow my lead.
*As if on cue, the music changed it's tone with the song 'Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)' by Mika, as Renamon and Robert slowly begin to waltz. It was a little offhandedly, but nonetheless it was an okay dance. It was quite well enough to attract the attention from their friends*
Eva: *sees Robert and Renamon dance and smiles* Aww, how cute.
Mike: *walks up behind Eva and watches the two dance* Hey, what do you know? Chris was right.
Eva: *jokingly* They make a great couple.
Chris: Yeah, they're like… Beauty and the Beast… But Renamon is Belle.
Mike: *chuckles* Nice!
Robert: *calls out* I heard that!
*As the time passed, Robert and Renamon continued to dance, slowly improving step by step. Until in this one moment, they were nearly in perfect unison*
Robert: You're doing great, Reamon.
Renamon: You really think so?
Chris: You're certainly doing better than Robert.
Eva: Hey! *smacks Chris*
Chris: Ow! A woman's wrath, never get in the way. *rubs his cheek*
Joey: Rule one, Chris. Never insult Robert when Eva's around! Ha ha!
Mike: *eyes widen* Oh my god… Robert can dance?!
Chris: Yeah, we took dance class when we were younger.
Mike: Ha ha ha! Dance class! Priceless!
Chris: *hits Mike's arm* Shut up, it was good!
Mike: Ow! Ass!
*Soon, as the song finished, Renamon and Robert stopped dancing and stood in their final pose taking steady breaths after that lengthy dance*
Robert: Looks like you're getting the hang of this.
Renamon: Because I had a good teacher. *smiles*
*Just then, a scratching of the record got everyone's attention, including the Heroes and their Digimon, and they turned to see Jermaine at the Mixing Board*
Jermaine: *speaks into the microphone* Hey, paisanos! It’s the Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
Chris: *calls out* Nobody watches that show anymore!
*Ignoring Chris' comment, Jermaine flipped out a CD from a drawer and puts the CD into the Mixing Board and plays the music. Surprisingly enough, it was the theme song to The Super Mario Bros. Super Show*
Robert: Whoa! Nice!
Mike: Now that's my kind of jam!
Chris: Eh, you guys dance if you want. I’m gonna go drink the undrinkables in the corner. *walks off*
Joey: *to Robert* Not much of a party kind of guy, is he?
*Just then, something was happening around Renamon. At first, it was slow at first, but soon she was swaying back and forth to the Mario Rap, a smile on her face. All of a sudden, she started to break dance along the floor at a rapid pace, surprising everyone on the dance floor*
Mike: *eyes widen* Holy crap!
Eva: Um… I think she likes the song.
Gatomon: Me too, yay!
Mike: And she says she can't dance? *looks around* Yo, Chris! Save some drinks, I'll join ya! *walks through the crowd to find Chris*
Dancer 1: Yo, check out the fox girl!
Dancer 2: Alright! Go fox gal! Whoo!
Dancer 3: YOU ROCK!!!
Gatomon: Come on, Ange! *grabs Angeomon's paws* LET'S ROCK!!!!
Angelomon: YEAH!!!! *rocks out with Gatomon*
*Suddenly, the music came to a screeching halt as all the lights in the building went out, covering everyone in pitch blackness*
Joey: What the-?
Robert: What happened?
Mike: I'M BLIND!!!
Jermaine: Uh, folks, apparently we're experiencing a temporary blackout. So please, don't panic.
Mike: Damn it, I hate the dark…
Eva: What do you think happened?
Robert: Maybe Jermaine blew a fuse with the Mixing Board or something. I'm not sure.
???: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…
Chris: *raises an eyebrow* Ah crap…
Renamon: Oh no… Not her!
Robert: Her who?
*Suddenly, two enormous red eyes appeared above the heads of the dancers, evilly staring down at them*
Mike: *eyes widen* AYE CHIHUAHUA!!!
*All the dancers screamed their heads off, running all over the place and colliding into each other. All of a sudden, ghost-like creatures with sharp teeth and black eyes appear in front of them, making funny faces and scaring the daylights out of them. These were Bakemon*
Bakemon Group: TRICK OR TREAT!!!
*This scares the dancers even more, until finally nearly everyone burst out of the building, screaming in pure terror on the city streets, until all that was left were the Digimon Heroes and their partners*
Mike: Phht! Seriously? Seriously?! Man, what a bunch of friggin’ candy-asses! *to the Bakemon* You guys aren't even scary!
Joey: Yeah, I mean, bed sheet ghosts? You're kidding, right?
???: Don't let their appearances fool you. Bakemon are as deadly when they want to be. *to the Bakemon* Show ‘em, boys!
*The eyes disappeared from their sight, as the Bakemon charged towards the Heroes and their Digimon, thirsty for blood. The group did not realize just how fast these Bakemon were, the ghosts catching them off guard*
Bakemon Group: RAAAAHHH!!!
Renamon: Brace yourselves!
Angelomon: Grrr… *jumps into the air and spreads his wings* Take this!
*Just then, the tips of Angelomon's fur glowed a bright heavenly white light, causing the approaching Bakemon group to cover their eyes. To the surprise of the group, all the Bakemon shrieked with terror and flew off into the darkness of the empty building*
Chris: *looks at Angelomon* Uh… What was that?
Mike: That was… Anti-climatic.
Angelomon: They’re not dead. They’re just hiding out in the darkness.
Eve: What are they?
Joey: That voice called them Bakemon or something.
Gatomon: I've heard of them. Troublesome minions, but very dangerous creatures. Any Digimon who's data is not completely deleted becomes one of them.
Mike: Whoa! You mean… Those actually ARE ghosts?
Renamon: You can say that.
Robert: So how do we coax them out of their hiding spots?
Renamon: Bakemon hate "daylight" or any kind of light. They only come out when it's very dark.
Chris: You heard her, Ange, cut the lightshow.
Angelomon: Oki-dokee-lokee. *fades the light*
Mike: I hate this plan already…
Robert: Now, we wait…
*They waited in the darkness for a moment, they stood back-to-back against each other not even thinking of separating. For they knew if they intended a divide-and-conquer technique, the team had to stay together at all costs. And for all the good reasons as they could feel a slight chill along their shoulders and faint chuckling could be heard on the walls*
Joey: Where are they?
Chris: *sarcastically* Well, we're not going to find them with a location device that tracks ectoplasm.
Gatomon: Yoo hoo… Bakemon… Come out, come out, wherever you are…
*A Bakemon suddenly appeared in front of Gatomon’s face*
Gatomon: Gotchya! Lightning Paw!! *slashes the Bakemon across its face*
*The Bakemon hurled into a wall, disappearing in a puff of smoke, only for a gang of Bakemon to charge toward Gatomon, who had her claws out and knew she was in for a fight against this band of ghosts*
Robert: Renamon, Angelomon, NOW!!!!
Renamon: DIAMOND STORM!!! *fires a barrage of Diamonds toward the Bakemon*
Angelomon: Say cheese!! *his fur glows bright white again, leaving behind no trace of blackness*
*The Bakemon were narrowly dodging Renamon's attack, but found no hiding place to escape the light. Their eyes covered and steam pouring out of their sheets, the rays of sunlight felt like a million daggers stabbing their forms. Screaming could be heard in the room, so much so that it almost hurt the teams' ears*
Mike: *covering his eyes from the brightness* Is it working?!
Chris: Why? Don't the piercing screams of death not give it away?
*Finally, the Bakemon could no longer fight against the light anymore. Then, there was an explosion as one Bakemon burst into data before their very eyes. Then, another disappeared and another and another. Pretty soon, the Bakemon were dwindling in numbers all the way down to the last one. He looked around, seeing that he's all alone, and stares at the Digimon Heroes*
Bakemon: *whimpers* No fair.
*BOOM! The Bakemon exploded and disintegrated into bits of data, just like the others*
Joey: Booyah!! Got 'em!!
Robert: I'd like to see the Ghostbusters do that!
Renamon: We're not done yet… We still have one other.
Mike: Right, where's that broad with the bloodshot eyes?
Robert: Hell if I know… Either long gone or just hiding.
*Suddenly, the door burst off its hinges, landing inches from the group. They turned to see a haze of smoke and a shadowy figure stood there. It stared down toward the group with it's crimson red eyes*
???: Looking for me?
Chris: Yes, we were, actually.
???: Then, don't keep me waiting. *moves away*
Robert: Come on, let's go!
*Quickly, the group burst out of the building and back onto the city streets. They searched around for the mysterious figure, but with most of the lights turned off, it was hard to see the creature who launched the attack. They searched around the ground with great caution*
Eva: Where'd she go?
*Suddenly, a dark female Digimon materialized from out of nowhere, hovering above the Digimon Heroes. Up close, she was tall, with white skin and matching hair and red eyes. Her wardrobe consisted of tight black leather, half-covered in chains, large red claws on her left hand, a ghost on her left shoulder, and large wings on her back. This was LadyDevimon*
LadyDevimon: Ah ha ha! What a perfect night like All Hallows Eve to emerge and show off my beautiful wickedness.
Angelomon: *growls and barks* It's another one of the Supreme Ruler's generals!
LadyDevimon: So, you know who I am then? Clever little mutt, aren't you?
Angelomon: Yeah… You wiped out fifteen groups of the resistance!
LadyDevimon: *bows* Thank you, thank you, very much. You're too kind.
Renamon: LadyDevimon! I knew it! Only you could find pleasure in the suffering of others and feel no shame for your devious actions!
LadyDevimon: It's good to see you too, General -- Oh, I'm sorry. I meant FORMER General Renamon. Yes, it'll be an even greater pleasure to destroy you!
Robert: Better see what we're dealing with here. *takes out his digivice and scans LadyDevimon* LadyDevimon, an Ultimate level, Virus type, Fallen Angel Digimon. Her attacks are Darkness Wave, Darkness Spear, and Poison.
Mike: *pause* Great. I'm gonna get Veemon! *runs off*
Robert: *calls out* And hurry!
Jermaine: *calls out* Yo, Commandramon! Front and center!
*Just then, on cue, Commandramon suddenly appeared from atop the building, taking a great leap down toward the ground, and landed next to Jermaine*
Commandramon: Sir, yes sir!
LadyDevimon: So, you're the so called “Digimon Heroes”? Ha ha ha!! A pathetic bunch is all I see!
Chris: Doesn't scare me one bit. Robert, command us!
Robert: Hold on, we just need one more member.
*Just then, Antylamon bounded in from behind a building and landed right next to Joey with a solid "boom" shaking the ground*
Joey: Glad you could make it, partner!
Antylamon: I heard this witch's cackling all the way from Central Park!
Robert: Okay, let's do this! *holds out his digivice* Digivolve!
Chris: *pulls out his digivice* Digivolve!
Jermaine: *pulls out his digivice* Digivolve!
Renamon: *digivolves* Renamon digivolve to…Kyubimon!
Angelomon: *digivolves* Angelomon digivolve to…PlusAngelomon!
Commandramon: *digivolves* Commandramon digivolve to…Sealsdramon!
LadyDevimon: *raises an eyebrow* So, you've learned to digivolve. No matter, I will still destroy you, traitors!
PlusAngelomon: We'll see about that… PLUS BEAM!!!
Kyubimon: FOX TAIL INFERNO!!!
LadyDevimon: *flips through the air, dodging the two attacks* Do you need glasses? Your aiming is lousy!!
Sealsdramon: DEATH BEHIND!!! *jabs LadyDevimon in the back with a knife*
LadyDevimon: *is hit* AAAHHHH!!! *turns to Sealsdramon* You dare stab me in the back, you pathetic pile of recycled scrap metal? You shall pay dearly for that!! Darkness Wave!! *released countless creatures of darkness similar to bats swarming around the Heroes*
Antylamon: I've got to go in there! They need help!!
Joey: Wait, not yet!!
PlusAngelomon: Vile witch! Try this one for size! CRUCIFIXION!!!
LadyDevimon: *gets knocked backwards* GRRR!!! Bad doggy!! *slashes at PlusAngelomon with her claws*
PlusAngelomon: *winces in pain* UGH!!!
LadyDevimon: Now be a dear and play dead!!
*Just then, Mike arrived on the scene riding on ExVeemon's shoulder*
ExVeemon: VEE-LASER!!! *fires at LadyDevimon*
LadyDevimon: *gets nicked by the attack* Ugh! What the-?!
Mike: Sorry I'm late, guys!! Missed me?
Kyubimon: Always making an entrance, huh Mike?
Gatomon: LIGHTNING PAW!!! *smacks LadyDevimon right between the eyes*
LadyDevimon: Augh!! You're a very naughty kitty!
Eva: That's why I like her!!
LadyDevimon: I admit, you've got a lot of spunk. *grits her teeth* I hate spunk!!
LadyDevimon: Hyah!! *smacks Gatomon away*
Kyubimon: *jumps up, catching Gatomon in her mouth* Gotchya!
Eva: Oh, thank god!
Jermaine: Nice catch!
Kyubimon: *puts Gatomon down and then head-butts LadyDevimon* Witch!!
LadyDevimon: Ugh!! Filthy fox!!
Kyubimon: The only filth around here is you! DRAGON WHEEL!!!
PlusAngelomon: PLUS BEAM!!!
Sealsdramon: MEGA BARRAGE!!! *launches a barrage of bullets at LadyDevimon*
LadyDevimon: *dodges the attacks* Ha! Even together you still missed!
Chris: It's like she memorized our attacks!!
Mike: That, or maybe "shouting" our attacks isn't the best tactic!
*Suddenly, machine guns were heard, as LadyDevimon recoiled in pain. The Heroes turned to see General Stanford and his men, along with some army trucks and at least three tanks, behind LadyDevimon*
Mike: *pause* I take that back.
LadyDevimon: *turns to the army* More humans?!
Joey: It's Stanford!
LadyDevimon: Grr!! Darkness Wave!! *the wave of bats quickly eat away the two tanks*
General Stanford: Damn, what power!
Soldier: Sir, those bats just disintegrated two of our tanks!! Orders, sir?
General Stanford: That's the Heroes' call. *looks to Chris* What are your orders, Christie?
Chris: Concentrate all firepower on the front, we'll go in from behind!
General Stanford: Roger that! *turns to the rest of his men* You heard him, men; fire on my signal!!
Eva: Gatomon, be careful!
Gatomon: LIGHTNING PAW!!!
PlusAngelomon: PLUS BEAM!!!
General Stanford: Open Fire!!
*As the Heroes launched their attacks, the army fired round upon round at LadyDevimon. Unfortunately, LadyDevimon dodged nearly every attack or the bullets had no effect on her. Only did she get hit in the shoulder did LadyDevimon have enough, before she lunged for the first Digimon she could get her claws on: Gatomon*
LadyDevimon: You've been a bad kitty!!
Robert: Kyubimon, time to go Ultimate! *holds out his Digivice* Digivolve, Ultimate!!
Kyubimon: *digivolves* Kyubimon digivolve to… Taomon!!
LadyDevimon: Ooh! Foxy-loxy wants to play, huh?
Taomon: LadyDevimon, you incarnate of injustice… You shall not be permitted to remain in this world any longer. May the afterlife hold mercy for you… THOUSAND SPELLS!!!
LadyDevimon: *dodges the cards* Ha! My turn! Darkness Wave!!
Taomon: Hyah! *dodges the bats*
Gatomon: Taomon, Eva, help me!!
Eva: Hold on, Gatmon!!
Taomon: Don't worry, Gatomon, I'll protect you. TALISMEN SPELL!!! *summons a shield around Gatomon*
LadyDevimon: Wha-?! Blast! Well, there's still you! *grabs Taomon's sleeves with one hand and spins her around in a circle* Round and round we go!! HA HA HA HA HA!!!
Taomon: *being spun around* WHOOOOAAAA!!!!
Jermaine: Man, I'm getting dizzy watching this!
Antylamon: Come on, they need my help!
Joey: Not yet, Ant! Only jump in when nessassary!
PlusAngelomon: PLUS BEAM!!! *accidentally hits Taomon*
Taomon: *in pain* AAAHHH!!!
Sealsdramon: Watch where your aiming, soldier!!
LadyDevimon: Happy landings, Foxy!! Hyah!! *tosses Taomon*
Taomon: *crashes into the street* UGH!!!
Robert: Taomon, no!!
LadyDevimon: Ooh, are you going to cry, little girl? Ha!! *Squeezes the shield around Gatomon tightly, eventually shattering it* There! hat's better. Now, low and behold as I crush the life out of your pretty little kitty. *begins to crush Gatomon in her grasp*
Eva: Somebody help her!! Please!! GATOMON!!!!
*All of a sudden, Eva's digivice glows as brightly as the sun, shrouding Gatomon in it's radiant light*
LadyDevimon: * in shock, lets go of Gatomon* What the-?!
Robert: *pause* It's time.
Gatomon: *Digivolves* Gatomon digivolve to… *glows white and shifts into a human female form with blonde hair, a skimpy white silk outfit, gold breast plates, belts around her mid-section and right leg, a purple sash around both arms, eight wings on her back, and her head adorned with a metal helmet with small angel wings on each side* ANGEWOMON!!!
Robert: *eyes widen* Whoa!!
Eva: *eyes widen* Oh my god… She's beautiful!
Mike: I'll say.
General Stanford: Well, what do you know… An angel.
Soldier 1: O-Orders, sir?
General Stanford: *pause* Just… Sit back and watch the show. I think we're about to see some divine intervention.
Angewoman: LadyDevimon, you are a criminal, who must be brought to justice, and I shall be the one to do it!
LadyDevimon: Ha! I'd like to see you try, Blondie!
Angewomon: Very well! Celestial Arrow! *creates an arrow of holy light in one hand, her other becoming a bow, and then fires the arrow at LadyDevimon*
LadyDevimon: *is hit in the shoulder by the arrow* AAAHHH!!!
Angewomon: *turns to Taomon and the othe Digimon* Rest, my comrades. This will be over soon.
*The other Digimon nodded, without a second thought, before they de-digivolved to their rookie forms and stood alongside their partners*
Antylamon: *disappointed* Dang it! I really wanted to help...
Robert: *scans Angewomon* Angewomon. An Ultimate Level, Vaccine type, Archangel Digimon. There's a huge list of attacks, but the main two are Celestial Arrow and Heaven's Charm.
LadyDevimon: *holds her left shoulder* How dare you ruin my beautiful skin?! You'll pay for this, you hussy!!
Angewomon: Lady, may I just say… Your skin is terrible, and please, may you reconsider your outfit. HEAVEN'S CHARM!!! *creates a cross-like shape with her arms and fires a crossed beam of energy at LadyDevimon*
LadyDevimon: AAAHHH!!! *gets blown backwards and crashes into the Chrysler building*
Robert: Ah man, not the Chrysler building!
Chris: Oh, who cares about a stupid building? That Angel kicks ass!
Antylamon: *impatient* Urg! I can't wait any longer, Joey. I must help her!
Joey: Be patient, Ant. Let's just see what Angewomon can do.
Antylamon: *raises an eyebrow* Besides blasting that witch into a building?
Joey: That too.
LadyDevimon: *climbs out of the side of the building and zooms toward Angewomon* Grrr… Okay, Blondie! How about a little Darkness Wave!!
Angewomon: AAAHHH!!! *gets hit by the attack and falls to the ground with a 'Boom!'*
LadyDevimon: Come on, Blondie! We can battle forever and I'll just keep comin' for more! *her claws merges to form a large black lance*
Joey: *eyes widen* Okay, NOW you can help her!!
Antylamon: Finally! Ung!! *bounds off towards LadyDevimon*
LadyDevimon: I bet your data's delicious. DARKNESS SPEAR!!! *lunges the lance toward Angewomon*
Antylamon: BUNNY BLADES!!! *slices off the lance*
LadyDevimon: *recoils in pain* AAAHHHH!!! YOU BROKE IT!!!
Antylamon: Send me the bill!
Angewomon: Thank you, Antylamon. *flies up at LadyDevimon*
LadyDevimon: Fool, you can't stop me! I am darkness, I am power, I am-
General Stanford: Right where I want you!
LadyDevimon: Huh? *looks above to see that she's under one of the flood lights* What?! No!!
General Stanford: NOW!!!
Sergeant: Cue the Floods!!
*Without hesitation, the soldiers activated the many flood lights in the surrounding area. Instantly, the lights beamed toward LadyDevimon, burning her with their intense brightness and heat. She couldn't handle that much power*
LadyDevimon: *writhing in pain* AAAAHHHH!!! NOOO!!! HELP ME!!! IT BURNS!!!
Angewomon: Allow me to end your suffering! HEAVEN'S CHARM!!!
LadyDevimon: *is hit by the attack* AAAAHHHH!!! I'M MELTING!!! *dissolves into a stream of data*
General Stanford: Heh! You're toast, bitch!
Angewomon: *absorbs the data stream* She should've considered sun block. *floats down to the street*
Eva: *runs up and hugs Angewoman* Oh Angewomon, that was incredible!
Angewomon: *hugs Eva* It was you who made this possible, Eva. Without you, I would never have found the strength needed to destroy her. *de-digivolves into Gatomon* I'm fine… Just a little… *yawns* Tired. *falls asleep in her arms*
Mike: Looks like she must've used up all her energy using Heaven's Charm.
Joey: Good things come in small packages, I guess.
Chris: *smirks* Heh… I admit, this is cute.
General Stanford: *looks to the soldier* Told ya so. *looks to the other soldiers* All right, men, show’s over!! Everyone back to base, on the double!
Soldiers: *salute* Sir, yes sir!
*Soon enough, the soldiers left the scene and return to their trucks, or at least whatever was left after that fight. As the soldiers prepared to leave, General Stanford approached the Digimon Heroes', just as they had settled down after a rather hectic battle*
Joey: Now THAT was a great Halloween!! *ponders* I wonder what Thanksgiving’ll be like.
Antylamon: Hey, Joey… I just wanted to say that I’m sorry for being so impatient. Had I attacked sooner, Gatomon might not have been with us now.
Joey: Eh, don't worry about it, Ant. It's cool.
Robert: Just goes to show you can't always rush into situations without thinking.
Chris: *sighs* The more you know, I guess.
Veemon: *pause* Does this mean I can finish trick-or-treating now?
Mike: Yeah, sure, go ahead.
Veemon: All right!! *picks up his trick-or-treat bag* Who wants to join me?
Joey: Are you kidding? No way I'm missing out on this! *looks around* I’m gonna need a bag!
Mike: You guys go on ahead… I'm getting a stiff drink. *looks to Chris* You comin’, Chris?
Chris: *picks up Angelomon, who falls asleep in his arms* Nah, I’m too tired to drink after a fight like that. Ange and I are gonna go home and get some sleep.
Robert: Yeah, I think I've had enough Halloween for one year. *holds Renamon under his arm* I'm just going to take Renamon home and I'll come pick you up when you're done, bro.
Joey: Okay, Rob. See ya later! *runs off with Veemon*
Eva: *holds Gatomon in her arms* I have to admit. Despite everything that's happened, this is one Halloween I'm never going to forget.
Robert: Heh, me neither. *looks to Renamon* How about you, Renamon?
Renamon: *grunts* Let's just hope we'll get to celebrate Halloween when the fate of the world is not on the line.
*Soon, the Heroes and their Digimon headed on back to their homes for a nice long rest. All, except for both Joey and Veemon, who ran off into the city for some well deserved trick-or-treating. Indeed, what was said about this night was true: This was one Halloween none of them would ever forget*
Joey: *shouts* HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYBODY!!! *echoes*