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Iki and his sprite spirit Falcomon were wanderers of the Digital World. They never stayed in one area for too long. They were always on the move, in search of answers.
"I have the picture..." Iki mumbles as he stares at the photograph in his hand, which displayed a burning apartment building in the middle of the night, but also a strange red and gold figure in the background. That figure is what Iki was searching for.
That Digimon will one day pay for taking his life away from him.
"Hmmm..." Falcomon, Iki's sprite spirit, hums. "I do not know where we are anymore."
"We just keep walking," Iki tells the spirit. "We'll find the next town or village. There has to be someone who recognizes this figure... there just has to be."
Training has been good lately. Going out into the wild instead of training in controlled environments has given Agumaru the push he needed. He could really feel himself get stronger! He could also feel the efforts weighing down on him as well. He must keep training, but not recklessly. The Mainframe Woods should make another decent training area, he considers. Not too tough so I can recover a bit from earlier exercise, but lots of possibilities.
So begins his walk through the dark woods. He's heard rumors about an Impmon spirit here, a wicked spirit that lures unsuspecting Digimon to their doom, so he's on his guard. Upon spying movement up ahead, he shifts into a combat position. "Who's there," he growls. "Show yourself, be you Digimon or evil spirit! I've been warned about spirits in these woods!" His muzzle hangs open slightly, gathering energy in case he has to attack with a Toy Flame Pepper Breath.
As Iki was walking, he was alerted to someone - or something - yelling, At first, Iki just shrugged it off... probably some dumb scaredy-cat Digimon freaking out about something.
Then, he realized that the Digimon was talking directly to HIM. Apparently, he was either a true Digimon or some evil spirit. He turned around, and saw a ToyAgumon, in what seemed to be an offense position. As much as Iki would love a fight, now was just simply not the time for one.
"Luckily, I'm not either," Iki says, carefully approaching the ToyAgumon. "You really should be sure who you're talking to before threatening them..."
"He's just a ToyAgumon, Iki," The Falcomon spirit spoke to Iki. "He's just trying to stay alive, like everyone else in the Digital World." Only Iki could see or hear Falcomon, however.
Upon seeing the human, Agumaru relaxes slightly. "I...see. A... human. Been running into a few lately! Sorry about that, you're right. Shouldn't have threatened you but there's a spirit in these woods that is known to be a problem, and not all Digimon I've met have been as friendly as those in civilized parts. Speaking of..."
Agumaru sniffs the air, then tilts his head in confusion. "I don't smell any other Digimon with you, are you alone? That's kinda dangerous around here!" His guard lowers even further, though he still is alert. "Like I said, this isn't as safe as the cities and towns! And-"
All of a sudden, as Falcomon calls him a ToyAgumon, Agumaru tenses back up and glares. If he had hair, it would be standing on end. "What... I just felt a chill. Odd..." His anger quickly dissipates, the poor dino not even knowing where it came from. "Aaaanyways, the name's Agumaru. Agumaru the Agumon."
"Hm... humans seem to be able to bring out the power of some Digimon," Agumaru ponders, "and Digimon have been able to help out some humans." The tiny dino Digimon paces back and forth, thinking hard. "Perhaps something is bringing humans and Digimon together for something important. Maybe something big is about to happen. There's those Spires and Rings popping up everywhere, maybe that's it. But what do I know, I have no human partner!" He shrugs nonchalantly.
Iki's Digimon is resting? That's... sort of true. Agumaru buys that line, anyways. "Resting, huh? Had a long day? Just hope he's ready for a Digimon battle. The woods seem peaceful right now but... well... it is wilderness. You never know what to expect."
Agumaru's introduction had a weird effect on the human. Was it something he said? "Are... you okay? You look a bit pale. Maybe you should ALSO rest with your Digimon!"
No, no, this couldn't be true. This ToyAgumon... actually BELIEVES that he's an honest, true, original Agumon. Has no one ever even tried to set him straight?!
At this point, Iki revealing himself to be a Spirit User would have less of an effect on Agumaru than Agumaru claiming to be an Agumon. And he seemed more civilized than any other wild Digimon that Iki had encountered up until that point. What was he supposed to say?
"I vote we say nothing," Falcomon tells Iki. "I noticed something about him. I called him a ToyAgumon-" He expected the chill from Agumaru again - "and that happened. He... tensed up. I do not think calling him... THAT would be a good idea. This Digimon seems happy and friendly now, but I fear to think what would happen if we tried telling him..."
Iki nodded, as if saying "you have a point, Falcomon." He faced back towards Agumaru. "No, nothing is wrong..." Iki lied. "Also, don't worry. When danger comes, my Digimon will definitely be rested by that time."
Falcomon was definitely on to something. Upon the second mention of ToyAgumon, Agumaru's eyes flicker. "There it is again," he says coldly, once again on edge. "Be careful, I think the evil spirit is nearby. Watch yourself." Could he really sense Falcomon, or was this mere coincidence? Perhaps Agumaru is just worked up about the rumors and is just psyching himself out.
As the human tells Agumaru that nothing's wrong, he stares skeptically. "Okayy.... just heed my warning. Something might be trying to possess you." Reassurances of Iki's partner being ready does a little bit to assuage his fears. "If that's the case, you're probably perfectly safe!"
He drops the subject, moving on to more friendly matters. "I do wonder though... what brings you here? Both in the general sense and specifically these woods? Not to push you or pester you or anything, but I'm curious." He then pauses, facepalms, and sighs. "Oh, wow. Sorry. Before that... what's your name?"
"I doubt there's anything evil here," Iki tells the little Digimon. "It's best to stay calm. Fear is a weakness your enemies can exploit to their advantage."
"And there you go again..." Falcomon sighs. However, he did pick up on how Agumaru reacted. Did he know that Falcomon was there...?
"Yes, I am safe," Iki says. "Even when... my Digimon isn't around, I know how to defend myself, at least. And my name is Iki Story. It's a pleasure to meet you, Agumaru. And about why I'm here... well, you say there are spirits here, right? Well, that's what I'm looking for... an Angemon spirit, to be specific."
Falcomon couldn't hold it in. He had to try it. "ToyAgumon! ToyAgumon! ToyAgumon!"
What the hell are you doing?! Iki thought angrily as Falcomon just started yelling.
"Fear as a weakness..." Agumaru shakes his head slowly. "That's... a weakness I'm not experiencing. In fact, I'm usually told that the opposite is my weakness. I'm not actually scared, more... alert. I am anticipating trouble, not danger - well, at least in my case." He looks around. "You said your Digimon is resting.. is that Digimon nearby? Perhaps that's the presence I'm feeling." Agumaru sticks out his fork-like plastic hand. "Nice to meet you, Iki! So you're looking for a different type of spirit than I hear is around here... but rumors and myths can get things mixed up, you know. The grain of truth baked into a bread of lies."
At the Falcomon spirit's outburst, Agumaru looks... more confused than angry. Scratching his head, he looks around. "Heh, ever get the feeling someone annoying is about to show up? I'm getting a pre-emptive headache, it seems. Like someone is about to do or say something stupid - and that's MY job!"
Without smiling at all, Iki accepts Agumaru's handshake, definitely confirming that he was, indeed, made entirely of plastic Lego.
Seriously, how the hell does this Digimon not know yet?
"Someone annoying?!" Falcomon yells, taken back by the sudden comment. "Something stupid!!? Why you...!" He starts flying all around the ToyAgumon, angry at the fact that he could not properly attack him. Iki could only sigh at Falcomon's actions. "Grrr, I hate not being alive!"
At this point, even Iki is catching onto something weird with Agumaru. Every time Falcomon has spoken, Agumaru reacted in some way, and this time was no different. Iki thought only he could see and hear Falcomon, so what the hell was going on?
"I guess I should tell you the truth, huh...?" Iki eventually gives in. "I don't actually HAVE a Digimon with me."
As the spirit flies all around Agumaru, he either ignores it or doesn't see it, as he stares where Falcomon used to be. "Sorry about my weird thoughts. I talk too much, I know. Too much energy." He scratches his head, contemplating something. "Ah, the spirit. Is there a reason you are seeking it out? Angemon trapped between cycles... that sounds terrible."
He then frowns as Iki tells him that he will NOW tell him the truth. "You were... lying to me, or hiding something? Why- oh, right." A more neutral expression takes its place. "You just met me. I could be trying to trick you or something. I promise I'm not but that probably doesn't mean much." He then hears what the truth was, and tenses up once more. "No... no Digimon partner? But aren't humans... weak? N-no offense meant! S-sorry! I mean..." he struggles to think of a more polite way of putting it. "You can't.. there's... you can't digivolve or use special attacks, right?"
"Hmmm, he cannot sense where I am," Falcomon concludes. He then flies right behind Agumaru and screams, "TOYAGUMON!"
"Well, the kind of human I am aren't as weak as you may think," Iki explains to Agumaru, before glaring at his sprite spirit, as if telling it to knock it off. He pulls out a D-Tector from his jacket's pocket and explains everything.
"This is a D-Tector. It is capable of holding the spirits of Digimon who have died, and are now stuck in limbo, like you already know. But for humans like me, we use these D-Tectors and Digimon spirits in a very special way. We use these to take the forms of Digimon and transform into them. That headache you've been having? That's the spirit of Falcomon... calling you a ToyAgumon."
"Oh no..." Falcomon tenses up. How would Agumaru react to this?!!! Good thing he was already dead!
At first, when Agumaru saw the D-Tector, he assumed the worst. He knew that Digivices were tools humans used to give their Digimon partners power, but Iki didn't have a partner? Could that mean his partner had...
It turns out that yes, his partner was dead, but long before they had even met. "You can call upon the power of the spirits," Agumaru asks, summarizing Iki's words. "That's incredible!" Then Iki told him what the Falcomon spirit was doing, and Aguman goes quiet. A few seconds later, and Agumaru is surprisingly calm. "I see. Falcomon is your spirit, correct? If the most harm he causes in his eternal torment stuck between worlds is a petty insult, and yet he protects you... let him have his fun. He is probably taking out his frustrations out on me, and I'm willing to accept them." He bows to where he was looking. "I am sorry for your loss of self, and I forgive you."
"Well, that's the thing," Iki explains further. "The reason I'm looking for Angemon's spirit is because Falcomon is the only spirit I have, and he's only a rookie level. I have to find more spirits to become stronger, before I can even start to find who I'm truly looking for."
Falcomon was expecting the worst to come from Agumaru. Was he going to get angry? Would this whole situation go downhill? Falcomon was already dead, but that doesn't mean that he still couldn't feel fear, or other emotions. He was so worried that he was more relieved than bemused when Agumaru claimed that Falcomon was just venting his frustrations, and acted totally calm, too!
"Iki, tell him that if we could properly see each other, I'd appreciate the chance to tell him hello myself," Falcomon requests.
Iki then repeats what Falcomon said back to Agumaru. "If you're expecting me to turn into Falcomon for you, then you're out of luck. I only Spirit Evolve in dire situations."