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Scout continues to play with his D-Scanner, swiping the Skull Spirit aside and pulling Agunimon up, looking it over. It's certainly the most pleasing, aesthetically. He hasn't experimented with it as much as he'd've liked, but it has power, speed, and agility. That's good enough for him.
He glances up. There's Kai's defeatist attitude again. Someone needs to give that poor boy a hug. Here he is, going out of his way to be helpful, and he thinks he's being useless. Some people are so...frustrating. Scout thinks he could do with meeting 'Renji', and seeing what's so great about him.
Scout, stop staring as you think. The patch of carpet you're staring at might catch fire...
Post by Takahiro Evans on Dec 22, 2015 2:47:11 GMT
"Ah! Nonononono," Takahiro picks up his glasses from the bedside cabinet, and pulls them on. They're not too dissimilar from Kai's, "You've been very helpful. Scout doesn't know most of this stuff, and I don't have any other way to find out," He bows his head, "Thank you, I appreciate you telling me these things,"
He turns his attention to the egg, "I suppose at least whatever is inside of this thing can't be too big. No bigger than your, uh. Friend here," He nods at Shiro, "Maybe it means there's no set time for it, then. Some hatch after hours, and some take days, or weeks," He rubs his chin, "What about this?" He holds up the D-3, "What's it do?"
Very helpful with what? All Kai had taught him was about Digimon life stages, the most basic of basics! Every other question, his only answer was, 'I don't know.' How did that qualify as being very helpful! "Uhh, yeah. Shouldn't be too large. Size does seem to correlate with stage, though. Kuro and Shiro are just particularly small compared to other Rookies I've met. A fresh level Digimon shouldn't be any trouble." Of course, his experience with the Fresh level was limited. Maybe he was wrong... But he had to trust himself. He couldn't improve if he doubted himself like this.
"This? This is a Digivice. It helps your partner Digivolve, somehow. It also is required to enter the Trailmon Terminal, which is the easy way to get between the Digital World and the Human World. Scout, remind me to show you it, sometime. You can't keep letting the River Portal drop you off in the middle of nowhere. I'm sure there's more it can do, but I haven't been particularly willing to play with it."
Digivice. What a bizarre word. No, D-Scanner is cooler. Digivice sounds like a bad translation of something, or a kids' toy. Still. It seems like Kai was the right person to invite over. Kirito might've had more answers, but he's not really sure how well he and Takahiro would get along. And sometimes he's a protective older brother.
Still. He's concerned about another Digimon running around. It'll probably be fine, but if this thing is going to be connected to his brother, he wants to make sure it isn't a threat. What? Oh. Kai's talking. Yay! "Mm. Okay. That could be fun!" He smiles, "I guess jumping in the river all the time looks suspicious to anyone who might see me,"
Post by Takahiro Evans on Dec 22, 2015 17:15:03 GMT
"Digivice. Okay," He nods, turning it over. The 'Loading' icon continues to spin on the screen, "What's a Trailmon?" Well, that's a fair question, to be fair. A River Portal? Like...in the...yup. In the river, according to Scout. He just jumps in? Crazy. He always knew his big brother was crazy.
"Well, that's alright. I'm sure I'll have a play with the functions when my OS loads, or whatever," He nods at the screen, turning the device over in his hands. The egg on the bed remains cold, and immobile. How disappointing. And here Takahiro was hoping it'd hatch in an explosion of light and sound to reveal his partner.
"Trailmon is... Well, Trailmon's a Digimon. He's also a train. There's a bunch of them in the Digital World, they carry people around to different terminals. One of those terminals goes from Terminus City to Shibuya Station." He didn't really get how exactly that worked. Was the Trailmon station in the real world? Or were they already in the Digital World when they got on the train? Trying to apply logic to this kind of thing always tired him out.
What else was there to tell Takahiro? Well, Scout probably had covered bad Digimon, and the need to keep Digimon out of the public view. He'd been over Digimon life stages and the Digital Portals. What else did he have to explain to Takahiro?
Scout blinks. Blinkblink. He'd seen Trailmon from a distance, of course, but wasn't really aware that they could dimension-hop. That's so cool! Hey, maybe there's a Spirit for Trailmon? He wouldn't mind being able to teleport between the real and Digital Worlds at will.
He has a feeling the Portal in the river will still be his preferred method of transit. Trains are fun and all, but...they're slower. And his high levels of energy make it difficult to sit still for more than a few minutes, usually.
Post by Takahiro Evans on Dec 23, 2015 18:25:49 GMT
"Oh, wow. A train Digimon..." Takahiro seems to be caught off-guard by the idea, "A Digimon used for transportation. That's...fascinating. I wonder how it evolved to be like that. Hm,"
He shakes his head, realizing he's being rude, "Sorry. Um. Thank you. You've been very helpful, Kai," He stands and offers a respectful bow, "It sounds like there's a lot more to all this 'Digimon' stuff than I'd thought. Maybe I'll get some more answers when my egg hatches..." He casts a glance back at the thing.
Kai chuckled. "Amateur mistake, Takahiro. You're trying to apply human logic to Digimon. It didn't evolve to be like that, it just evolved. You've seen BlackAgumon and BlackKoromon, right? He turns from a blob into a lizard. For all I know, Trailmon digivolves from... A tumbleweed!" He hoped that made his point adequately. BlackKoromon to BlackAgumon was a much more obvious comparison than Kokkurimon to KoKuromon or KoShiromon. The point stood. Don't rely on logic with Digimon.
Well, not human logic, at least. Digimon did seem to follow some internal rules, and Kai was determined to figure all of them out. Once he did, maybe he'd be able to explain to other people. For now, he should start with finding the answers to the questions he couldn't answer. And that meant going back to the Digital World. After his last few trips, he wasn't exactly enthused about the idea. It seemed that he always ran into powerful Digimon, and always needed to be saved by someone else. He wouldn't always have someone to protect him.
"No, I'm sorry I haven't been more helpful. Maybe your egg hatching will help, but there's no way of telling when that will happen." privately, he thought, 'I feel like the only question that egg hatching will answer is, what's in the egg.' Well, he could be wrong, and hoped he was.Hmph. If Scout had called anyone but him, there wouldn't be questions that needed to be answered by the egg hatching. Kai was so unqualified for this, yet this was the third new tamer he'd had to explain things to! Next time, he swore, he'd just call Yui and ask her to explain. That would be a much better idea than trying to muddle through by himself..
Scout puts his D-Scanner away and hauls himself to his feet, "Well, thanks for coming by, Kai. I'm sure you had more important things to do, but you're...well. You're smart. If someone was going to tell my brother about the Digital World, I'd rather it was someone I trusted not to give him erroneous nonsense," He smiles.
"Who knows? Maybe one of these days we'll even get to hang out without Digital World stuff," He ignores the snorts coming from BlackAgumon, a poor attempt to mask his barely-suppressed laughter, "If, uh, you don't need anything beforehand though, I'll message you when Taka's egg hatches. Then we can all see who's inside together, yeah?"
Kai didn't really agree. He didn't feel like he'd taught Takahiro anything especially important. And he certainly wasn't smart. If his grades were high, well, he studied a lot. And still did worse than Renji had. Being told things like this which were blatantly meant to make him feel better just made him feel worse. He wished Scout would stop treating him like this.
Yeah, that sounds... Nice. And I'll call you next time I head to the Digital World, so you can come with. SHow Takahiro what it's like on the other side, you know?" With a nod to Scout and a second one to Takahiro, he made his exit from their house. He had work to get back to. "Seeya Scout! Taka! Blacky!"