Chapter 12 The Crest of FriendChapter 12
The Crest of Friendship
The prisoners are free!
Tai looked around. "What prisoners . . . ? Oh us? We're not free . . . I . . . just had to use the bathroom."
"And boy did he have to go," added Matt. TK slapped his forehead with his hand.
"Really bad. I almost wet my pants."
"Do you know what it's like to be stuck in a cell with someone who's wet his pants?!"
Tai nodded. "The smell is horrible."
"It's like the smell from Hell."
"But it's okay now. We just went outside so I could pee, then came back like good little prisoners."
"We're just about to go right back in the cell right now."
"Right . . ."
The creatures looked up at the dumb humans with their red eyes.
"Guys digivolved!" Tai shouted, before turning and sprinting the other direction, Matt and TK right behind him. Tokomon digivolved into Patamon before follow them. The other's stayed to shield off the creatures, blowing fire to block their way.
"Patamon! Where are the other digi
Chapter 11 The Black Dot ThingyChapter 11
The Black Dot Thingy
As Izzy worked away at his computer, the rest of them killed time waiting at various places. Sora fell asleep in Matt's bed. Davis was in his room sullenly bouncing a soccer ball, while Cody played with a stack of cards, rearranging them into different forms of towers. Yolei watched everything Izzy did like a hawk while Ken sat in the room with them, staring out into space. Mimi was in the kitchen making lunch, Joe keeping her company.
"What do you think everyone likes in their sandwiches?" she asked Joe brightly, trying to lighten the mood.
"Would you like me to ask?"
"No, you don't have to move. I'll do what I did last time." She put the eight sandwiches on a large serving plate. The plate looked empty with the missing four sandwiches. She stared at it with a lump in her throat. "I-I'll . . . cut some fruit too!" She swallowed hard and went about the counter.
Joe watched her with sad eyes. He wanted to comfort her, but
Chapter 10 Desert AttackChapter 10
TK's face was pressed up against Gabumon's fur. They had all snuggles up against each other in the night, half asleep, searching for warmth in the cold desert air. They had all, unintentionally, pressed themselves against Gabumon and became a huddled heap of boys and digimon. Tai opened his eyes as the sun shown onto his face. He quickly moved away from the pile of beings. That was a little too close in his personal space bubble.
He looked at the sky. The sun was rising in front of him. That meant that direction was east . . . and they were supposed to be going east, but the sandstorm had made them go . . . south? So they should be going northeast. Yes, he was brilliant. He kicked Matt in the side. "Matt! Get up! I know where we're going! It's . . ." He spun around in a circle with his finger in the air, "that direction!"
Matt pushed himself up with a groan. "What the- How do you know?!"
"I have a mad sense of direction! Come o
Chapter 9 Sora's StoryChapter 9
Sand crashed all around Matt and the only thing he could think of was to protect TK. He clutched TK against his chest, desperate not to lose him.
They couldn't breathe. They couldn't see. The sound of the wind was so loud they could hear nothing else.
Someone grabbed onto Matt's arm. He couldn't tell if it was Tai or Gabumon. They were going to die. They couldn't survive this forever.
Then as suddenly as it had started, it stopped and all was dark.
Agumon was buried in sand.
He could see nothing.
He could hear nothing
He could smell nothing.
But he could sense up from down, and he could feel Tai's hand. Making sure, Tai was still holding onto him, he clawed his way to the surface.
When his nose broke free, he gulped in the cold desert air, and yanked Tai free.
"Tai, are you okay!?" Tai doubled over and started hacking up sand. Agumon waited until he was done. Tai rested against him, breathing heavily.
"Where are the others?"
Chapter 8 SearchingChapter 8
"I can't get the computer to contact Tai and Matt," Izzy said, hitting the same exact keys over and over.
"Move over," Yolei sat next to Izzy. They began to talk in computer talk.
Mimi quietly left, nobody noticed her return with her purse. She rummaged through it for a while, then took out a compact and lip gloss. She casually put some on, before returning it. Then she took out her cell phone that hadn't worked since she arrived. The bottons were glowing.
"Hey what's Matt's cell phone number?"
Sora looked over at Mimi and told her.
"That's what I thought." She began pushing the buttons.
"I don't think that's going to work," Izzy said. "It hasn't in the past."
Mimi shifted her weight to one hip as she waited for the phone to finish ringing.
Be-be-beep! Be-be-beep! Be-be-beep!
All heads turned to Matt.
"Matt, your pants are making noise," said Gabumon.
"And it's not my digivice." Matt took out his cell phone. "Um . . . hello?"
Chapter 7 The MasterChapter 7
Sora closed her eyes, her face pressed against Matt's side, her arms around him. They were sitting on the couch together. She should be tired. She almost had fallen of a cliff that day, and the night before, she hadn't gotten that much sleep either, but she couldn't sleep.
She didn't trust herself. She didn't like her dreams.
Maybe Tai was right. Maybe . . .
Thinking about it now, did she regret what happened back then?
Yes. There were so many things she regretted.
But she didn't regret being with Tai. There was something special when she was with him . . . but then it went away . . . and then that happened. It wasn't Tai's fault. That was just the way he was. But she couldn't handle him forever. She needed someone to help her for a change. That's what Matt did.
Matt was so sweet. She never wanted to hurt him. Was she hurting him now? She could hear his heartbeat. She wondered if he was still awake. She did lov
Chapter 6 Just HangingChapter 6
TK lied in bed, eyes still closed, feeling the sunlight on his face. He didn't want to move yet; he was too comfortable. He heard Davis mutter to himself. Davis talked in his sleep a lot. It was annoying at first, but TK learned to deal with it. He opened his eyes and stretched out an arm to the floor. Then he rolled over to his side, looking at Davis.
He blinked, trying to get his eyes to focus. He could be wrong, but it looked like there was a squirrel nibbling on Davis' ear. TK sat up. Davis made noises, but didn't appear to be awake.
Smothering a snicker, TK whispered, "Davis?"
TK got up and tiptoed over to Davis. The squirrel didn't appear to be bothered at all. There seemed to be peanut butter smothered on his pillow and on his hair. "Ah . . . Davis?"
"Stupid TK . . ." he mumbled and rolled over. The squirrel was a little annoyed at the disturbance, but kept on licking the salty peanut butter.
"Davis . . . ther
Chapter 5 Day ThreeChapter 5
Sora woke up the next day feeling disgusting. She didn't get to shower yesterday because Mimi was in it most of the time, and when she wasn't, Kari or Yolei were. She cracked the door open and looked down the hallway. The bathroom door was open and inviting. With a thrill of excitement, she grabbed her clothes and toiletries and dove for it.
Once inside, she turned the water on to let it warm up, then undressed. She held the towel to herself as she continued to wait for the water to warm up. Come on, come on, she thought. She was anxious to be clean.
She heard a door slam open from somewhere in the hall and the sound of running feet. She only had enough time to briefly wonder if she remembered to lock the bathroom door, when said bathroom door slammed open.
Screaming, she covered herself with her towel lightning fast.
"Shit, sorry!" It was Tai. He swung the door back, but to Sora's annoyance didn't close it all the way and had one eye peeking
Forever Friends Chapter 4 The SquirrelChapter 4
Day 2: The Squirrel
Whisky, frisky, Hippity hop; Up he goes To the tree top!
Whirly, twirly, Round and round, Down he scampers To the ground.
Furly, curly What a tail! Tall as a feather Broad as a sail!
Where's his supper? In the shell, Snappity, crackity, Out it fell.
At breakfast, Mimi got up early to make pancakes. Kari was the second to get up.
"You're up early," noted Kari.
"I'm making pancakes! . . . And there was this annoying sound that woke me up, but I'm not gonna let it ruin my day! At least I had first dibs on the shower!"
"Hey, I think I heard that sound too. There must be some kind of little animal on the roof."
"An annoying little animal," Mimi grumbled, but she was soon back to her perky self.
One by one every one woke . . . except for Tai, because he always slept in late.
"Great! Pancakes!" Matt said excitedly, pulling a chair out next to TK. TK