You And Me And Mr Skullface Makes 3 (Kouhei+Maia, H Sp Hunt] Mar 19, 2016 0:54:53 GMT
Post by Elliot and Isaac Sunderland on Mar 19, 2016 0:54:53 GMT
The Digivice beeps were infrequent and ominous as Elliot and Isaac stared into the mouth of the grotto. Any further and they wouldn't get any reception, so until their friends arrived they'd have to stand here and wait. Occasionally Isaac brought up the suggestion of scanning the cave and mapping out a first location for their search, but Elliot seemed far too petrified to enter. After seeing his brother completely freeze up at the entryway, Isaac figured it wouldn't be worth pressing the issue any further. Instead he stayed by his brother's side, occasionally giving his phone an impatient glance.
"Did you have to invite, you know, that guy?" he asked Elliot, voice low and dismissive. Of all the people Elliot could have asked to come along, he had to pick the creepy-ass skull knight that tried to kill them. He could have chosen Alicia, or Susu, or hell even someone like Hikari or Rei. Why that weirdo who greeted them with a spear aimed right at the sternum? " 'Cause I'll be damned if he doesn't give me the creeps. I'm still not half convinced he didn't plan on killing us right there."
"Aw, come on, bro," Elliot protested. "He's a little rough around the edges, but he can't be that bad! I bet he was just trying to help train us, that's all. Besides, I bet he knows a lot about dark places like this!" His voice was a little unsure and shaky, but Elliot was a big-hearted kid above all. He never wanted to think the worst of anybody, even if they were a little bit strange and offputting. And questionably murderous. Either way, he was sure if they gave Kouhei the chance, he'd a perfectly good member of the team.
Isaac wasn't so convinced. Don't know if I trust our backup. Could you help keep an eye on him? he hammered out quickly on his phone, shooting the text over to Maia. He tried to just shake the matter, but his gut wouldn't stop tying into knots over the worry. Elliot had been burned by people he trusted in the past thanks to his naivete. Isaac had to be the vigilant one, because if it wasn't for him who else would be? At least knowing Maia would be able to give him a hand would at least provide some peace of mind. Now all that was left was the waiting game.
In a way, it annoyed Isaac a little. He couldn't enter the cave on his own or Elliot would start getting nervous about the separation. He couldn't bring Elliot with him, or the boy would freeze up and shut down. In all the time they've been waiting, he could've easily mapped out a decent portion of the cave. Maybe he could've even spotted some Digimon, and had an idea of what kind of threats would have awaited him inside the cave. Instead he was out here, staring at a wall. It made him wonder when Elliot would get the point of the Digital World through his head. It was going to be strange. It was going to be scary. It was likely going to be full of people that wanted them hurt. That was why they had to steel themselves and get stronger. It was either that or get their heads bashed in. The sooner Elliot learned to just suck it up, the easier.
Of course, that didn't help much when Elliot had no idea how much longer he was even spending here. The Digital World almost felt like a fever dream, a strange haze layered over their vacation. If not for the promises he made to Kyaro, he'd be sure that he wouldn't even return there after leaving Japan. He didn't know why Isaac got so worked up over stuff like the ghost bio-emerging, or Kouhei attacking them. Those were all just isolated incidents, right? He was getting overly vigilant over nothing, and sometimes it wore on Elliot's nerves. Maybe he couldn't handle himself that well over here, but he didn't want to have to handle himself in the Digital World. He just wanted to go home. In fact, they'd been here for a whole week now. When would their mom give them the update on their return date?
Their own worries and grievances left unspoken, the two brothers instead turned their focus to the horizon by the cave. The others would have to be arriving soon, right?