Zack's Apartment

Ten digidestined can live in this excellent third-floor apartment.

Zack's Apartment

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Jan 2 2007, 04:48 AM #1

Zack looked thoughtfully off the balcony of the 3rd floor of the apartment building. It was the dead of night, with a few thin silver clouds in the sky. The moon shone bright from overhead. He absently reached over with his right hand and rubbed his left wrist.

On his wrist was his d-ban. Black with silver trim. Zack's favorite colors, but he could have done without having the thing stuck to his wrist. It felt weird. He remembered it was bad enough wearing a watch he could take off. It was downright obnoxious to have the clunky device latched onto his arm.

Zack sighed and pushed it out of his mind. He reached over his shoulder and pulled a large, smooth object from the top pocket of his backpack. It was his new digi-egg, white with irregular black speckles on it.

Zack blinked and fatigue settled on him. "Time to get to my apartment," he said softly, stowing the digi-egg, turning around, and walking away from the railing.

Looks like this is it, Zack thought, reading the numbers etched into the door. He opened it and walked inside. His eyes adjusted to the darkness as he walked inside and closed the door. He patted the wall until he found the light.

He flicked it on and blinked in the harsh light. His eyes adapted and he looked around.
"Not bad," said Zack, looking around. He'd been worried he'd be set upon by all manner of pests dwelling in a smelly dump, but the apartment was actually pretty nice. The previous tenants, if there had been any, must have been fairly neat.

Something nudged Zack from behind. He jerked his head around, expecting to see someone behind him. Some called Zack edgy, he preffered to just think cautious. But there was no one behind him.

He was nudged again. Then he realized the nudge was coming from his backpack. He reached inside and found the digi-egg wiggling around inside.

He pulled it out gingerly and placed it on the kitchen table. He watched in awe as the egg wiggled back and forth. Cracks then spread across the surface and it seemed as though a brilliant light was shining from inside.

The egg shattered, and Zack glimpsed what was within. At first, he thought the white egg had flaked off to reveal a second egg within. Then he saw it was in fact a bombmon. The baby sat upon the table, its three eyes blinking slowly as it looked at Zack. Zack looked back into the eyes of his new partner.



Zack rolled onto his back and looked up at the ceiling. He'd gone to bed shortly after the birth of his partner. All it had done was sit on the table and stare at him as minute after minute passed, so Zack figured it would be OK if he got some shut-eye and left Bombmon alone.

Bombmon landed with a thud on Zack's chest. Zack gave an involuntary cough and sat up as his partner bounced back up into the air.

"What's your problem?" he said, knowing the futility. Bombmon either couldn't speak, or couldn't even understand Zack. Then again, if digmon babies are like human babies, that shouldn't be suprising.

Bombmon vanished in a flash of light and smoke. Zack, suprised, shielded his face. When the smoke cleared, he saw a new digimon hovering in the air before him.

"Hi," it said. "I'm Missimon."
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Jan 2 2007, 02:58 PM #2

Zack, freshly showered, looked at himself in the mirror. His short blonde hair, always messy, was still slightly wet. His vivid green eyes stared back him. His eyes lingered on the Z-shaped scar on his left cheek. Some day, he thought, I'll find the answer to how I got this scar. The answer is out there, somewhere. I know it.

Zack was tall, fairly slim and slightly muscled.

His partner, Missimon, had left Zack in the bathroom in favor of raiding the kitchen. There must have been a previous tennant, as they'd left food behind.

Zack cracked his neck from side to side. Some people cringed upon hearing him do it. He didn't understand what the big fuss was about.

His D-ban pulsed. Having forgotten about it, the vibration startled Zack. He held up his arm and looked at the display. "What's this about?" he asked, wondering what the little device was up to. Still watching it cautiously, he proceeded into the kitchen to check on Missimon.

Zack looked around. It seemed his partner was no where to be found. Then something whizzed over Zack's head. Out of instinct he ducked, and looking up, saw Missimon flying rapid circles around the kitchen.

"What's the matter?" asked Zack. He got his answer when the watch pulsed again. Its screen flashed white, and Missmon was consumed by a ball of brilliant light.

A new digimon dropped out of the light. "Commandramon," whispered Zack. "Now where talking."

Zack's partner walked over to him, his thick tail waving slowly back and forth. In the coming days Zack would learn that meant his partner was ready for action.

"Can we go someplace now?" asked Commandramon. "I'm getting bored."
"Uh," said Zack, taken aback that the digimon could be bored already. Still, with all the discarded cans and plastic packagings on the floor, Zack could assume his partner had eaten lots. He'd need to burn it off.

"Okay," said Zack. "I still need to eat, then we can get going."
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Jan 4 2007, 05:55 PM #3

Zack and his Commandramon returned to their appartment after their first battle. It had only been a hologram, but taking down a Champion level digimon pleased Commandramon. Especially given the fact he'd done it without any cards to aid him.

"Can we go traveling outside the city?" asked Commandramon. "I'm getting bored."
"One thing," said Zack, turning to his partner. "What would you like me to call you?"
Commandramon cocked his blocklike head and seemed to consider Zack's question.

"And, no, Commandramon won't do." said Zack, picking up on the reply he was about to get.

This puzzled Commandramon. He bobbed his head up and down and then said "You can call me... One."

"One," said Zack. He liked it. Simple, but unique.

"Let's go to the train station and see what there is to explore." said Zack, setting off with One into the world.
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Jan 6 2007, 06:23 AM #4

Zack and One wandered back into their apartment. The two privately recounted their accomplishments. A brief test of One's skill against a holographic Pipismon. A tangible opponent in the form of a wild Fangmon. Then, finally, the mysterious sewer-dwelling machines that served some unnamed 'Master'.

The sun was rising high into the sky now. Zack climbed to his feet and swept the curtains shut. Nearly all the incoming sunlight was stifled by the drapes.

One flexed his muscles and stretched before curling up and laying down on the second bed.

Zack walked over to his bed and dropped onto the bed, landing with a thud.

As an afterthought he programmed a recording to be used with his d-watch's voice communicator. "Hey. This is Zack. I'm busy right now, but if you leave me a message I'll get back to you."

"We'll find something else to do." Zack's eyes slid shut, and he drifted off to sleep.
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Jan 7 2007, 05:54 AM #5

Zack and One returned once more to their apartment. "We should stop by the clinic-" began Zack.

"No," One said softly. "I'll heal normally."

Zack wondered what was bothering One. Zack had expected his partner would chew him out for running away. If anything, One seemed depressed. And why was he refusing medical treatment? Perhaps he wanted the pain to serve as a reminder against such carelesness in the future. That's kind of harsh.

Still Zack thought We're supposed to be 'partners'. But we barely understand each other. If we are going to truly work together, and take down tougher enemies, we're going to need to trust each other. And that means, we're going to have to know each other. A trip to the movies, the arcade, pizza, a party... Zack's thoughts slipped and collided back and forth as sleep creeped up on him.
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Apr 1 2007, 02:46 PM #6

Zack exhaled deeply, and dropped onto his bed. That had been quite the adventure out on the plains. An entire colony of tobu catmon living out there on the plains. Hadn't been expecting that. He glanced around at his apartment. Night had fallen, leaving only moonlight and streelights to illuminate the city. One was sleeping in the main room, on the couch. He preffered it for some reason.

Zack sighed and stared up at the ceiling, thinking about everything that had happened that day. The mysterious tamer, AJ. Zack's brief battle with the tomcats before being captured but then befriended by them.

Fatigued from the adventure and battle, Zack fell asleep inside of a few minutes.


Zack found himself in a dark forest. A thick canopy of leaves from numerous large trees choked out almost all the light coming from above. The mossy dirt beneath his feet had a wet, spongy feel to it, as though he was near a swamp. A cool breeze drifted through, and Zack felt goosebumps on his skin.

A chill ran through his spine. He whirled around. Approaching him was a large man whos body was wrapped in a dark cloak, and more black clothing underneath. The figure walked slowly towards Zack, and the tamer saw a pair of red eyes flashing underneath the hood. The dark warrior reached a hand inside his cloak and in a flash drew his sword.

He charged, swinging the sword up and around. At first glance Zack had thought it was a typical katana-style weapon. Then he realized the hilt was wider than normal, and the sword was in fact composed of two parralel blades set a few inches apart.

Zack felt a weight in his hand and looked down. In his hand was the silent saber. He swung it up, blocking the dark warrior's strike with the side of his sword. But the other combatant pushed forward, and Zack was hard pressed to hold the opponent's sword back. The tamer braced his legs against the ground and wrenched his blade, forcing the dark one's twin-bladed sword away. Zack jabbed his sword forward, cutting towards the warrior's abdomen.

Zack's opponent spun his twin blade around, knocking the silent saber away and nearly wrenching it from Zack's grasp. He managed to hold on, but then the dark warrior jammed his knee into Zack's midsection. The blow winded the tamer and he stumbled back. He barely saw his opponent's sword in time, but managed to block it with his own blade. But the dark one was as strong as ever. As each pushed their sword against the other, Zack knew he simply wasn't a match.

The warrior slid his sword to the side, trapping the silent saber between his two blades. Zack knew his opponent could only be attempting one thing, and he tried to draw his sword back and out from between the katana blades. But it was too late. The opponent twisted his wrist, tearing the silent saber from the tamer's hand. The sword tumbled through the air before sticking in the ground some distance away.

"Damn it," said Zack, turning his eyes back to his opponent. "What you want with me?" The dark one said nothing and raised his twin-bladed sword. He charged forward and Zack knew without a sword he wouldn't be able to defend himself. As the opponent started his swing, he was blasted backwards by a brilliant yellow light.

The dark forest and the cloaked warrior disolved, and Zack found himself hanging in an empty white void. There was nothing under his feet, but he didn't feel like he was falling. He was simply surrounded by an endless expanse of white. "Hello?" he called, but there was nothing. Not even an echo.

A figure bathed in light appeared above Zack, and spoke in a booming, but gentle voice "Zack," it said.

Zack squinted up at the light. The figure looked vaguely humanoid, but Zack couldn't be sure "Yes?"

"In your heart is much conflict. The world is not as simple as you'd once believed. You are confused."

"You've got that right," said Zack, hoping this prophetic ball of light would be of more use.

"Your recent adventures have given you much to consider. You encountered digimon that have formed their own civilization, where they had previously seemed like wild animals. You also had your first encounter with another tamer."

"Your journey is not yet over, and you will see many more strange things in your travels."

Zack wondered what the mysterious figure could possibly mean by that. "Why are you telling me this?"

"You will face many other challenges. Keep your eyes open and your wits sharp. It will not be easy."

A glowing ball of light drifted down from the speaker. The mote of golden light hung in the air before Zack, drifting slowly back and forth a few feet from his face.

"Take this. I am certain you will find it useful. Focus your thoughts on it. You'll know how to use it." said the voice.

Zack reached up cautiously, closing his left fist around the glowing orb. The light faded, and Zack felt something hard and metallic in his fist. The light above began fading, moving away. "You will face many challenges. But you must not give up." the voice faded away, and the light vanished.

The white void disintegrated, and the tamer jolted awake. His bed sheets were soaked with sweat. He'd been dreaming. An odd dream at that. A glance at the clock told him very little time had passed since when he'd fallen asleep.Then he felt something clutched in his left hand. He opened his palm, and saw a small, spherical,amulet in his hand. Roughly an inch in diameter, it was neither large nor heavy. It appeared to be made from a shiny red metal, and gold accents were visible amid the red surface, and a symbol had been embedded into the front of the amulet. It seemed to be made of ruby, and resembled an anchor, with a large prong in the middle, with a spike on either side that angled out, then back in again. A thin golden chain hung from the amulet. At that moment, Zack knew it hadn't been a mere dream.

He briefly pondered how this amulet would be of use. But then he slipped it into his pocket and laid back down.

Zack found himself on what appeared to be a beach. White sand stretched as far as the eye could see in both directions, and emerald ocean lay before him. A dense thicket of palm trees lined the coast behind him. The golden amulet was clutched in his right hand, the chain dangling down.

And odd feeling settled over the human. His attention seemed to fade, and he seemed to be just an observer in his body.

He clenched his fist around the amulet, and it soon gave off a brilliant golden light that shone from beteen the tamer's fingers.

The amulet disolved entirely into light, and then brilliant gold flames appeared in his hands. Zack felt no pain, only gentle warmth as he clutched the fire in his hand. The flames shot out in both directions from his palm, then faded away. In the wake of the flames was a finely crafted double-edged sword. He held it up to the brilliant sunlight, examining the blade. The hilt and crossguard were silver, the grip covered in a black rubber-like material. The blade itself seemed to made of some sort of crystal. It was a cool red and reflected the light.

He swung the sword through the air experimentally. It was lightweight, easy enough to wield in one hand. A low, rumbling growl sounded behind him. Zack turned around, and found himself face to face with a gizamon. Its frog-like body scuttled across the sand on three-clawed feet, and Zack saw several glinting spines protruding from the amphibian's furry back.

With a raspy snarl, the gizamon leaped at the tamer. Zack wasn't even aware of what he was doing, until he'd already swung the sword around and slashed through the attacking digimon. The stricken gizamon's eyes widenened in shock, and its body disolved into a cloud of dust before fading away entirely.

Zack breathed, lowering the sword. It had felt effortless. Easy. His opponent was only a child-level, but he still felt this blade must be at least somewhat stronger than the silent saber. A chilling tingle started at the base of the tamer's spine, and shot to his neck. He turned back around, and saw the vaguely human, black, and twisted form of a devimon flying over the water towards him. Its eyes glowed red, and its tattered black wings flapped slowly as it approached.

Again Zack's senses seemed to shift, and he felt as though he was falling into a trance again. "Death claw!" roared the devimon as it approached, its claws glowing evil red as it prepared to strike. The new sword was still clenched in Zack's hand, but he subconsciously knew it wasn't what he needed.

The blade was engulfed by light, and faded away into golden fire. The bright flames shifted, coiling around Zack's arm. A large, gleaming shield appeared on Zack's arm. He raised it before him. The devimon reached him, its claws slashing foward. The talons scratched against the shield, creating a noise like fingernails on a chalkboard. But it didn't breach the shield. Zack wrenched it to the side, throwing off the devimon's charge.

But the devimon had already vanished. Zack's head snapped around, left, right, up, and behind him, but the fallen angel was nowhere to be found. But some part of Zack knew this wasn't over. He focused his thoughts on the shield, and it again began to transform.

The golden flames sprang forth, engulfing the shield. The magical flames shifted, then faded away. Zack nearly dropped the new weapon, and quickly seized it in both hands. What was once an amulet was now a massive sword. It had only a single edge, and a long, straight handle. Not only was the blade long, but it was thick from front edge to back as well - at least half a foot.

The sword was quite heavy, taking effort just to hold upright. Zack was concerned of how hard it would be to keep control of the blade once he swung it. In a flash of shadows, the devimon reappeared. Its claws glowed red again, and it swooped towards Zack. The tamer readied the massive sword, and swung it with all his might as the devimon approached.

The Devimon flew past him, and it was not apparent who had hit who. Zack regained his balance after swinging the sword and turned to face his opponent, and seeing the Devimon smirking confidently. Then, mocking gave way to horror. A diaganol slash had perforrated the devimon's torso from upper right to lower left. The Devimon gave a howl of anguish as its body split apart and burst into a cloud of data.


Zack jolted awake, sitting up. He was drenched in sweat, and his heart was racing. He'd been having a dream... or a nightmare. He remembered the amulet, and fighting... something.

He reached into his pocket for the amulet, but it was missing. Alarmed, he looked around. Had everything that night been a dream? No, he realized, looking at the floor next to his bed. Lying in the carpet was a massive two-handed sword. The sight of the weapon jarred his memory. The same one from the dream. The full details of the dream came back to the beleagured human.

The human climbed out of bed and grabbed hold of the massive sword's long, cylindrical hilt. "Ugh," he said, struggling to lift the blade. He managed it, but it was tough just to hold it up. He wasn't strong enough to fight with it effectively. I wish this thing wasn't so heavy He thought again about the amulet. Bright light enveloped the sword, and the weight faded. The light disappated, and clutched in Zack's hand was the amulet.

He thought about it. The dream had felt so real, but he doubted that battling digimon with this thing would be so easy, as those dream-phantoms had made no efforts to defend themselves. But he had a grasp on the weapon's functions now. The rest could come later.

"You'll know how to use it." Zack remembered the words that figure had spoken to him.


Zack slept quite well the rest of the night, uniterrupted by any dreams. He awoke the following morning, very early, and after eating, took out the amulet again. He told One about the dreams, and the apparent abilities of the amulet.

In the main room of his apartment, Zack began practicing with the Vel'Tan. He was soon able to transform the amulet between amulet, sword, shield, and mega-sword with ease. A new email had also appeared on Zack's d-watch. Strangely, the email had no sender, but it contained a wealth of information on the artifact Zack had recieved. "The Vel'Tan Amulet?" he whispered, reading the display. The email also contained information on the amulet's weapon forms, including their names. The final line read "The amulet's strength and abilities will grow with your own." Zack pondered exactly what it could mean. Would the weapons grow stronger? Or could he perhaps learn to transform it into other yet undiscovered forms. He had to know more.

"Vel'Tan Striker," he said, holding up the small double-edged sword.

"Vel'Tan Defender," strapped to his arm was the shield.

"Vel'Tan Reaver," he said, holding on to the massive single-edged sword. No way I can wield this thing one-handed. It'll be hard enough to fight with the thing using both my hands.

He breathed, and the Reaver was enveloped by golden light. The weight of the sword faded, and the light shrank down and faded. In Zack's hand again was the amulet. He held it up, and pulled the chain over his head. The amulet hung lightly around his neck.

"I don't know what the hell is going on here, but I guess someone is looking out for me." Zack remarked.
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Apr 5 2007, 02:11 PM #7

Zack whistled softly to himself as he finished putting away the groceries he'd picked up on the way back from eating. The kitchen was getting a bit empty, and with an additional partner now, he'd go through even more food.

He looked up and smiled at the Tsukaimon on top of his refrigerator. She'd taken to the habit of sitting perched on his head almost everywhere he went, but as he moved back and forth across the kitchen, she'd complained about feeling "seasick" and moved to the refrigerator where she could still keep an eye on things.

One was in the main room, the next room over from the kitchen. It housed the couch, several large, comfy chairs, and a floor-to-ceiling glass window that overlooked the area outside the apartment building. As expected, the commandramon was dismantling and cleaning his rifle. He liked to do it after every adventure, ensuring that his favorite firearm was working at optimal efficiency.

Zack gave a large yawn as he placed the last item, a twelve-pack of pop cans, into the refrigerator.

"Are all humans this sleepy?" asked Aura, the tsukaimon that Zack had recently met.

Zack smiled slightly "No, just me. And I'm not normally quite this tired."

He headed out of the room and the tsukaimon jumped down and flew after him.

Passing across to the other side of the main room, Zack walked into his bedroom. He was rather pleased with the layout of his apartment, as the kitchen, main bedroom, and main room all had windows with a nice view.

It was late afternoon, but since Zack had settled into the digital world, he started doing things when it suited him rather than in any resemblance of the order on earth. If he felt like going to bed at 4:00 PM and getting up at odd hours in the morning, that's what he did.

He drew the curtains across the windows, blocking out most of the light. He turned back around, and saw a pair of luminous yellow eyes staring at him through the darkness.

"Cut that out," remarked Zack, kicking off his shoes. Aura giggled. The tamer flopped over on his bed, still dressed. With a deep breath, he felt the tension fading away. It felt so nice. Nice enough that by the time Aura landed on the shelf above Zack's bed, the human was already asleep.
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Aug 14 2007, 06:11 PM #8

Zack's face dropped into a thoughtful frown as he leaned back in the large couch of his apartment. The timer display on his d-ban puzzled him. It indicated he'd only been gone for a matter of minutes from the moment the opening credits of the movie began to roll to when he arrived in the glacial plains.

"So how does that explain the fact that we spent almost a day in the movie but only minutes passed on the outside?" One spoke from his seat on the chair opposite Zack.

Any grumblings as to how One always seemed to know what Zack was thinking died on the tip of the tamer's tongue. "Yeah," he said simply. It didn't make sense. The realization made him laugh. Things stopped making real-world sense awhile ago.

"Should we have left them like that?" Aura wondered, thinking of all the other tamers and Digimon that had been drawn into the movie with them.
"Maybe some of them followed us out but got dumped into other areas," Zack said, spacing out slightly as he stared at his distorted reflection in the coffee table. What a stupid name for a table... I don't even like coffee.

"I'm not too worried about them though," he said, folding his arms. He glanced down at his new t-shirt, one found in the closet after his old one had been smeared with blood. "If we were in some kind of zombie movie I might be, but, The Lion King isn't exactly dangerous." So long as no harm came to them in the movie, he believed they'd find escape just as he did.

But he still had the tantalizing fragments of memory that had come back to him during his brief stay in the movie. Eyes slid shut as Zack tried to recall the details.
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Aug 25 2007, 02:35 PM #9

Zack walked slowly into his apartment, depositing a shopping bag under the small table next to the doorway.

"Feeling alright?" One the Commandramon asked, glancing up at the tamer.
"Yeah," Zack said with a bit of a sigh. He flexed his fingers, feeling the tender flesh of his arm itch and sting. But all things considered, the burns were healing nicely. It wasn't every day he got blasted by an attack from a perfect level Digimon.

Atop his head was the pudgy winged form of his other partner, Aura. She hadn't said a word since they left the clinic, and he knew why. He'd come close, too close, to getting himself killed. But, he thought agonizingly, what could he have done? He didn't enter the fray until both One and Aura had been knocked out of the fight.

Zack lowered himself into a comfy chair in the corner of the main room, Aura hopping into his lap where he stroked her fur absentmindedly. One settled himself on the floor, setting about the task of disassembling and cleaning his rifle.

"Stupid sand," he growled, glaring critically at one of the components. Few things could make a mess of an improperly-maintained gun faster. Fortunately, One took every return to the apartment as an opportunity to clean the weapon.

Then it hit Zack, a startling realization that had been nagging at him since he awoke. "I wasn't able to sense Lady Devimon," he said suddenly.

"Eh?" grunted One, looking up. He opened his mouth, then closed it again. Surely something that evil would have registered to Zack.
"Huh?" wondered Aura, turning around and looking up at the blond-haired human.
"You know how it is, any time I'm near evil, even a more minor one like Kyra, I can sense it."
One, who's face had snapped into a scowl at the mention of the hyper-aggressive tamer, relaxed into a thoughtful frown.
"But," Zack said slowly, running his hand through Aura's fur again. "I think I know why. Vamdemon."
"Vamdemon?" both Digimon echoed, wondering how the now-former General of the Dread Legion could have had an impact.
He nodded once. "Uh-huh. The evil in him," he suppressed a shudder. "Stronger than anything I've felt by far. But I think the darksense must be like any other, it can be overwhelmed, blinded."
"Like staring at a light?" One asked. "Or setting off a grenade too close?"
"Something like that," Zack said. "I just hope it comes back before too long." He felt uncomfortable suddenly without the intuition to know something nasty was close by.
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Aug 25 2007, 08:46 PM #10

Footsteps could be heard making their way down a flight of stars that gave way to the third floor of the apartment complex. A pair of reddish-pink ankle shoes had stop their treck along enough to allow a small pair of red feet to catch up.

Lexi stood within the hallway and began to look about her, she seemed to be determining which apartment door she should knock on first...

"Lexi, are you even sure Zack is even on this hallway? He might be on one of the lower or higher levels." Her partner Kodi spoke up, only now being held in her arms as Kapurimon.

"I'm sure of it Kodi, they usually keep a list of all the tenats in the apartment complex and which levels they'd be on. The list said Zack was on this level." his tamer reassured him.

"Hope so...tired..." were the only three words that came from Spyro's mouth, he was no longer Guilmon but his lesser form Gigimon.

How did they get to be in their baby2 forms? Only a few words could sum the answer up: Training battle against Zander.

Lexi reached down to pluck the little worn out Gigimon off of the ground and into her arms. "I know you are Spyro, but I just wanna check up on Zack for a minute. Then we'll go home and take a nice long nap."

"Kay..." Spyro seem satisfied with that plan, as did Kodi only he didn't vocalize his thoughts.

Now was the hard part, havign to decide on which door she should knock first. Any one of these doors could easily lead to her friend's apartment. She would have to take a shot in the dark and make a guess.

The girl decided to start off her guess with numerical order and approched the door with the number 1 on it. Lexi knocked on it a few times before stapping back, securing her hold on Kodi as she did. Whoever was on the other side of that door would open it to find a girl with a Kapurimon and a Gigimon in her arms.
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Aug 26 2007, 02:28 AM #11

Zack leaned back in his chair, thoughtfully considering the words that had echoed in his head at the turning point of his battle with Vamdemon. Pushed as far as I can go. Like many things, the answer seemed to be lurking in the shadows of his mind. And like his other forgotten memories, it would leap out of reach and vanish again just as he tried to seize it.

A rapping noise suddenly interrupted him, the tamer swinging his legs off the footrest and rising. Aura wormed her way out of his grasp, landing atop his head.

Who could it be? He'd never had visitors to his apartment before. It might be Lexi, then again, it might by Kyra. The latter consideration caused him a flutter of discomfort, he didn't look forward to seeing the dark-haired, knife-wielding tamer again.

One hardly seemed to pay any attention, still working on his rifle, as though confident he could deal with anyone who might trouble them.

The door swung open, revealing to those outside Zack in his usual outfit of black pants, gray tennis shoes, although still wearing the white t-shirt Grace had given him. His hair was a bit of a mess as always, the skin along his right arm was pink as though sunburned. And considering what those burns had looked like mere hours ago, that was something. Atop his head as usual was Aura, yellow eyes looking curiously upon those that had come to visit them.

"Lexi," Zack said softly, a slight, friendly smile, eyes lighting up as he quickly recognized the female tamer. "Good to see you." He'd been a bit worried that the Legion might have caught up to them after they remained behind to ensure Aura the fastest trip possible.
"Well, come on in," he said, stepping to the side and allowing the younger tamer a clear path into his apartment. Though he didn't seem to be letting the injury trouble him too much, Zack did wince a bit when his arm dragged across the edge of the door.
"Hiya!" Aura chirped from her perch. She too was glad to see their friends again, though she was a tad concerned to see what had to be Spyro and Kodi reduced to their lesser forms.

One looked up, grunting a brief acknowledgment before turning his attention back to reassembling his freshly cleaned firearm. He knew Zack wouldn't normally be quite this friendly to another tamer, though he surmised correctly that Zack's opinion of Lexi had grown considerably after her timely arrival in the grasslands.
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Aug 26 2007, 02:57 AM #12

Seeing as she had picked the right door to knock on, Lexi returned the boy's smile with one of her own. "Thanks." she replied, entering his apartment and closing the door behind her.

Despite how he did appear, she seemed glad that his injuries were nearly gone. It was a far cry form how he had appeared when they met at the plains. "I see that your injuries have gotten better. I've never seen anyone who could stand with those kinds of injuries before."

She had taken notice of little Aura perched on her tamer's head. "Hey there yourself." Lexi said in a friendly tone before letting Kodi and Spyro go. The Kapurimon hopped his way close to One and watched as he continued with his task at hand.

Spyro remained in his tamer's arms as she sat down in a nearby chair. "I wanted to stop by and make sure you were doing alright. You had us and your digimon worried. So, how have you been fairing since then?" Lexi asked.
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Aug 26 2007, 04:16 AM #13

"The nurse works wonders," Zack said with a sheepish grin, knowing he'd probably be looking at weeks or months of recovery rather than a day or two if not for timely aid. He couldn't really offer any comment on his ability to stand up to the pain, after all, what choice had he had at the time? He wasn't going to lay down while someone killed him. He merely shrugged before settling onto the couch, opposite of Lexi.

One cast a half-glare down at Kodi, but so long as the lesser Digimon didn't interfere the cyborg didn't intend to get too menacingly. He snapped the last few parts back into place on his rifle, nodding with satisfaction at a job well done.

Zack's eyes flickered as Lexi continued. He remembered Aura's tearful outburst in the clinic all too well, and the lingering issues it left. She was worried alright. And so was he, even with the shell of a Digimon encasing him thanks to the thunder spirit, could he really carry on like this? But now wasn't the time for that speculation.

"Well enough," Zack said. "One and Aura just needed rest, they got that while Grace was treating me. I've been trying to take it easy, but aside from my shirt and sweatshirt getting fried there shouldn't be any lasting damage." He seemed relaxed and maybe even a tad upbeat at this point, though one could tell his movements were still slightly ginger, without the adrenaline pumping and emotions running high it was harder to work through the pain. "I dunno what brought you out to the plains, but we're very lucky you showed up when you did."

Aura dropped into Zack's lap, curling up but keeping her eyes open and on their guests. She too seemed to be remembering the short exchange between them about the tamer's recklessness.
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Aug 26 2007, 11:08 PM #14

Lexi nodded. "You may have recovered a bit since we last met, but I'm pretty sure you're going to need more time to fully heal from those terrible injuries." But seeing that he was still in good spirits gave her the sense that it would take much more than a few cuts and bruises to take him down.

Kodi had remained silent while he watched One finished replaing the parts to his rifle. A weapon like that most defiently suited someone as rugged as the Commandramon. "If only I was Kotemon..." Kodi sighed, feeling out of place without having his kendo sword at his side.

He soon put away his woes and tuned into the conversation going on between the two tamers. "Actually, we were there on vacation in the plains." the Kapurimon chimed in.

But his input was soon responded with a icy glare from Spyro. "Rude!" he replied, inplying to how rude Kodi was interrupting Lexi. The Kapurimon stuck out his tongue at the Gigimon.

Lexi maanged to ignore their quarreling and continued. "Yeah, we were taking a break from out adventuring so we decided to visit the plains. It was a peaceful visit up until we met Hawkmon."

"She was kinda odd, but friendly and cute. It was just after we met that we heard someone fighting, we follow the sounds and found you. After you black out, One had me use two of your cards to allow Aura to evolve and carr you guys back to the city."

Kodi nodded all the while. "After that Hawkmon appeared again, she had watched the whole thing and kept saying that we had proved ourselves to her. Then she evolve to this really pretty, but powerful ultimate digmon Valkyrimon! She gave us some wierd card amd kept saying we had chosen a dangerous path, but was glad we had chosen it. She made us...umm...what did she make us?" he asked, looking to Lexi.

But it was Spyro who answered that question for them. "Light tamer and digimon!" he said in a cheerful tone, something that was out of character for him.
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Aug 27 2007, 03:57 AM #15

Zack absentmindedly stroked Aura's furry back with his left hand, listening to the trio's recount of their adventure. One had relayed the events the tamer had missed to him earlier, so that wasn't so much of a concern. As they continued, he tried not to dwell on the antics exchanged among Lexi's Digimon, lest he have another outburst like the last time a tamer had gotten on his nerves the wrong way.

He tapped a button on his d-ban, an a moment later a holographic image of a Valkyrimon in miniature appeared hovering above the device. Aura looked interestedly at the hologram before it faded away, but the little Tsukaimon remained silent. "Interesting," Zack murmured, wondering what it all meant. "Light tamers you say? Can't say I've ever heard of them," he said thoughtfully. "Met my fair share of dark ones though. You're the first of the three tamers I've really met that I haven't been worried by." He chewed the tip of his tongue between his teeth, thinking it over a bit more.

"Did she specify just what this danger was?" One asked, cocking an eyebrow as he slung his M-16 into its proper position on his back. If there was something dangerous rummaging through the Digital World he wanted to know about it before they ran into it.
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