“What are you doing sitting there being so scared of this bozo” said a voice that sounded like Davis “you must fight him”
“Hold tight we are trying to get to you” said another voice this one sounding like TK “please we do not want to lose you”
“Kari I know you think you are weak, but you are one of the bravest people I know, you need to believe in yourself you can take this guy, sister I love you” said a voice that was definitely her brother Tai’s voice.
Kari looked up to see the TV turn distorted and explode into sparks, a smile spread across her, and she chuckled. Even across dimensions her friends and family were able to reach out to her, she now believed she could be able to go home again. She stood up looking at the direction the TV had been in, now the dark ocean had receded and she could see InfernoSkullBaluchimon as they continued to rip apart the city of Elric, She nodded at Gatomon, who nodded back in response.
“Let’s teach this thing not to mess with a cat with razor sharp claws” said Gatomon with a smirk on her face.
They both ran out to meet the monster that was ripping the city, they had to stop and rescue Takajin, no matter what it took to do so, and it spotted them before they could get near it, InfernoSkullBaluchimon grinned as it turned to face the direction they were coming in, and relished in the idea of ripping them apart, Gatomon was a champion level digimon and it by comparison was at the level of a mega, things did not look good for Kari and Gatomon. Kari’s digivice began to glow, and once again both of them were enveloped in spheres of light, When they dissipated Gatomon appeared to be a ninja cat digimon called FlareKunoimon, its body covered in purple flames.
Remember how Takajin and Firamon had fought together, now charged in unison at InfernoSkullBaluchimon, and FlareKunoimon kicks it in the dead of its forehead, followed by a kick to the same spot by Kari after being assisted by FlareKunoimon who launched her into its face, it had been knocked off kilter by the first attack to be completely knocked off by the little tap afterwards, but it was instantly back upright in a matter of moments, and it was now pissed off, it howled with dark colorless flames shooting out of its mouth.
FlareKunoimon smirks “I’ll show you flames” she said with a hand full of purple flames that formed into a large Shuriken, she tossed it at InfernoSkullBaluchimon, it dodged it with ease and began to laugh, only for the Shuriken to turn and slice it across its back, causing it to howl in agony. FlareKunoimon repeated the attacks but InfernoSkullBaluchimon was ready this time for it this time, as it dodged each one and their rebounds.
She needed to reach Takajin somehow, because this thing was too strong for her still, it needed to be separated front from Firamon somehow, she watched FlareKunoimon continue her attacks with only one or two of its Shuriken making contact, Kari started shouting Takajin at it, while pointing her digivice at InfernoSkullBaluchimon, but nothing happened, she continued to shout, a light shoots out of her digivice and hit it, though still nothing was happening, she could feel Takajin inside of it.
She was now standing on an island, dark and foreboding with everything exuding darkness, a line of light on the ground started from where she stood; she followed it still calling for Takajin as she did so, it seemed like it was going on forever without her going anywhere, she stopped to rest panting before going on longer, she stopped again and called out for Takajin once more.
“Go away, don’t call out to me again, if he sees you he will get you” said a voice from all around her, it was Takajin and he was crying, but he was nowhere in sight, Kari looked around to see where that voice had come from, she listened to see if he would talk again but nothing this time, “Takajin, Where are you!?” She called out to him once again “Takajin!”
“I said Go Away… I cannot go back… it’s my destiny to fail… not just my friends... And getting you home… I will fail to protect everyone and everything!, So go away before he gets hold of you and makes you his queen, get as far away as you possibly can” said an Takajin’s voice “I can’t help you… I’ll be alone in this… like I will always be… That is the only real destiny I deserve!”
“Takajin, I don’t know why you think you failed your friends or what happened to them, but you haven’t failed me yet, your promise still stands, I am here to make sure you follow through with it I want to go home!” Kari said in a pleading tone. “I depend, on you!”
It was a mass of static at first, but it formed into Takajin, his eyes red from sobbing, he dropped, and Kari ran to catch him as he fell, she lightened his fall “That is supposed to be my job” he said jokingly as he was now in Kari’s lap, as he had knocked her over in his fall, making Kari laugh glad to see he was ok now.
FlareKunoimon threw another Flame Shuriken at InfernoSkullBaluchimon, knowing fully well this own wouldn’t hit either, she charged at it only to stop in her tracks, as a spot on monster digimon’s back started to glow, it dedigivolved and flames shot from the spot on its back and that formed into Firamon, and on its back was Kari and Takajin, and they were both laughing, but suddenly Firamon was enveloped in a sphere of light, this time it spoke “Firamon warp Digivolve to Apollomon” and the sphere glowed bright enough that SkullBaluchimon had to flee. Apollomon was already standing as the sphere dissipated; he grabbed the tail of the fleeing SkullBaluchimon and spun it around its head, and tossed it to the ground like someone spiking a foot, he then lowered Kari to the ground from his shoulder that she had been perched on, she rejoined FlareKunoimon.
Takajin’s bond with his Digimon partner this moment was so great that the surge caused him to skip the ultimate level of digivolution and right to Mega, He smiled as he took in the sight of a top of Apollomon’s shoulder “Let’s squash this bug” he said pointing at SkullBaluchimon
“It will be my pleasure to make this thing burn” said Apollomon as its flames intensified on the back of his head. He formed a bow made of flames, and began to fire red hot arrows at SkullBaluchimon, before the final blow was made a wall of shadow creatures formed between it and Apollomon. Umibōzu was now standing there, that hideous staff in his hands.
He starts chanting in a weird language, he then bursts into tentacles, and it flowed over SkullBaluchimon merging with it, the thing that formed was enormous, it looked like the demonic combination of an octopus, a dragon, with some human characteristics. It was grotesque and deformed with spikes and extra eyes on its shoulders, it had one black wing and one reddish wing, it opened its hideous maw and inhaled some of the shadow creatures, its size quadrupled, it was now towering over the entire city of Elric, it completely exuded darkness, even its breath “Good to see you with my own eyes Kari, I am Dragomon, The Under Sea Master!” It spoke with its voice loud enough to shake the entire city, he gave a slight bow looking down at Kari “My Future Queen!” It said as two golden rings appeared on its left leg, which looked similar to the ones on Kari and FlareKunoimon, Dragomon opened a black hole above him “Thanks to the energy you gave me I can open a gate to any world, if you join me I can send you home”
At the Shell-shaped amphitheater, Angelus stood watching everything, she was taken aback by the other mythological digimon that had just appeared, and she stood mouth agape unable to say anything.
A figure appeared in front of her, it was one of the shadow creatures, it stood there staring at her like it was afraid to speak “We need your help getting home, this isn’t home, and I want to go home” it spoke sad and lonely “your voice will release the golden radiance, it is the only thing that will us all” it said before being yanked away by a mysterious force.
“What did he mean by that?” Angelus whispered to herself in confusion “I never heard of such a thing” she stared at the place the creature and wondered if it was some sort of trap that it wanted her to fall into.
Apollomon and Flarekunoimon’s attacks were doing damage to Dragomon but it just regenerated every time, and it laughed after the recent attack, Apollomon stops to catch his breath, as Takajin now looks concerned for his digimon partner, he should be dominating this thing.
“Something must give” said Kari as her Digimon partner stopped too, she couldn’t keep up with the attack, it was because she had to move fast to stay out of the grasp of Dragomon, who knows what would happen if it got its tentacles on her.
A glow caught Angelus’s attention, it was drawing presence, and it was pulling her toward it, she gave in and followed the light, and came face to face with the blank tablet that was the origin of the glow.
“Hi Angelus I am the Homeostasis, this world is imbalanced I need to correct this, you need to use this, but it can only be used once in a person's lifetime, since it is too powerful for a person to handle more than once” it said as a symbol representing digi-chip of Miracles appeared on the tablet “But before you can you need to be in harmony, now sing” the Homeostasis before the tablet stopped glowing, and words started etching in the tablet surface, and Angelus started to sing.
“Looking at the storm above us it doesn't look like we can get through
It won't be easy but I'll make it with you by my side”
“If we always stay together, the lightning wouldn't even stop us
Beyond the clouds, another adventure awaits”
“But you say wow wow wow wow wow
The tears from yesterday will keep us from flying
And I go wow wow wow wow wow
We'll leave all those memories behind and be free”
Angelus began to glow gold as she continued to, the symbol of miracle appearing on her forehead, and other people in the theatre started to sing too, the sound of their chorus echoed through the entire city.
“Let's fly like butterflies on the wind
Just believe all the dreams in your heart
Meant to be friends from the start
I'll be with you forever until the very end”
“Even though these troubles tear at our wings
I know we'll reach for the sky through the rain
Wait for tomorrow and see
On my love”
The golden glow formed into the symbol of miracles, it shot into the city, and Angelus fainted, and fell, but was caught by the people that had been standing around her, she smiled as she looked up at them, she wasn’t looking at them but through them “Good luck Digidestined!”
They were now entangled in the tentacles of Dragomon, and it was laughing, it’s laughter running chills down both Kari and Takajin, it wasn’t looking good, but out in the distance came the sound of singing, this hit Dragomon like someone just punch it, he let go of both, they both landed on their feet, and both Apollomon and FlareKunoimon went back into attack poses, out of nowhere came a golden light and struck Kari, and a golden sphere formed around her and FlareKunoimon. The light from it burned Dragomon “FlareKunoimon warp digivolve to…” the golden Sphere dissipated and now standing there was a white with gold trimmed hooded digimon, dressed in khaki, with red sashes across her upper body, with a black undershirt, her mask was gold, coming out of her hands were gold and red claws, the light shining off them made them look like they were on fire, her complexion that of snow “Ashfluramon” she said loudly.
“Time to show him who he is messing with” said Ashfluramon “Lava Infusion” Flames streamed from both claws and into the palm of her hands, she charged at Dragomon, and planted both flames into his maw, he screamed, mouth full of flames. She landed and smirked “you didn’t like the taste of that did you?”
Dragomon snarled “You are very feisty I will enjoy making you my slave” he said while swallowing more of his shadow creatures, this made him increase more in size, all his tentacles started to smash buildings near him.
Cloth like wings spread Ashfluramon’s back, and slashed Dragomon across the face, but this wound just healed after Dragomon inhaled more shadow creatures, it was so big Dragomon now blotted out the sky, his foot was now the size of the city itself, he was also warping reality more and more as he got bigger there seemed to be no end to his supply of minions. “You can never defeat me!”
“I am as constant as the northern star” said Dragomon as he swatted away Ashfluramon, even though she was doing critical damage to him, he kept regenerating through the eating his own minions.
“I’ll give real digi dollars for him to shut up!” Said Ashfluramon “Ethereal flame” she kicked the ground and two streaks of fire ripped apart the ground toward Dragomon, till it reached him and created a massive flame geyser, which sliced him in half, but he regenerated from that too, she hissed in reaction to this, and continued her attack. “I wonder if we show him a mirror he will die from seeing how ugly he is, but he might actually like it”
“Or the mirror breaks giving him a serious amount of bad luck, which would be helpful too” said Apollomon sending another blast of flames at Dragomon, which scorched him badly but he regenerated once again.
At this point reality had warped so badly that, instead of the city of Elric, they were now on Island from Takajin’s nightmare, with the dark ocean waves cascading onto its shores, Black obelisks littered its landscape, Dragomon was now air born above it, it’s massive wings flapping, it’s eclipsed the entire island, Ashfluramon landed beside Apollomon, and sighed with frustration.
“We have the power to destroy Dragomon, but enough to do it fast enough to keep him from regenerating” said Kari as she was looking at where she was, and trying not to freak out from her proximity to the dark ocean, she reminded herself once again that she can’t keep running from it, she felt weird suddenly, like she had tapped into some source of energy, it was coming from all around her.
“We need to cut off his supply, but how are we going to do that?” Asked Takajin watching from his perch on Apollomon’s Shoulder, as flaming arrows are being shot at Dragomon “We are running out of time!”
Kari turns to Ashfluramon “What is this weird feeling I getting now?” She said looking at her hands, as she held her digivice tightly.
“I think I know what you are feeling, he is powered by nightmares and your crest or chip as it is called here in this world is powered by dreams, we can use this to fight Dragomon, it doesn’t hurt to try?” Said Ashfluramon starting to rub her palms together, she started to increase in size, she then as she continued to increase in size flew towards Dragomon and tackled, and knocking into the surface of the dark ocean, she deflected current tidal wave of minions that were making their way to their master. Dragomon surfaced angrily, he glared up at Ashfluramon. “Nightmares are just bad dreams, if you know that you are in one you can control it, I learned that from the movies” at that moment the dark ocean turned into a field of flowers, and then back to the dark ocean, and then this it turned a replica of Kari’s digital world the one she and the other digidestined had rescued a couple times, then back to the dark ocean, it repeated this process over and over again.
As Apollomon watched this, the darkness was taking its toll on him, to show this his flames were getting weaker, something had to give and it had to happen soon. At this moment it was their darkest hour, he turned around when he heard more singing, standing there in a crowd of Elric citizens was Angelus “Dreams to Dream in the chaos of the night, when your fear takes hold, I fight to stay free till dream do come true, come with me I’ll make you believe, that we all can dream”
“They are here for us, they are trying to give us strength through their song, and do you feel their hopes, their love, and their dreams” said Takajin standing, those people risking their lives coming out here.
“I feel them” said Apollomon, as his hands began glowing with intense fire, in his hand formed a huge cannon decorated with flames, “Zeus’s Cannon!” He aimed and fires an enormous reddish Silver ball of lightning fire at Dragomon, which ripped through the nightmarish landscape showing reality as it did.
But Dragomon knocking it away, and it all seemed at a loss their last hope gone, till out of nowhere Ashfluramon flew underneath the Reddish silver ball, and she hit the ball with a flame from her right claw, which intensified it flew as it rebounded back at Dragomon, and hit him point blank this time “In your face Mr. Ugly!” She said as Dragomon was knocked backwards into the dome, he smashed right through it, and would kill him being in direct sunlight, he didn’t go through the dome, he clung to it, but he was losing his powers being on the outside of it, and getting smaller by the second, but he was pulling himself back in, he would fix the dome if he got back into the field of his nightmare zone.
“I Have Had Enough of You!” Said Ashfluramon flying towards, Dragomon, and kicking him in the face with the heel of her shoe. “Inferno kick” her foot ignited, and she brought it down on the tentacled hand that clung to the dome, making him let go, and he flew back into direct sunlight, he screamed as it hit him, and he was incinerated almost immediately, he flew across the air his burnt husk started spewing data like the tail end of a comet, his body dissipating as it did, till all there was of it was his head “KAAAARRRI!” He said with his echoing final breath before that disappeared.