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Post by Adrian Boriker on Dec 10, 2018 23:35:23 GMT
It had been a few days for Adrian and Shoutmon since the... the ordeal. After that happened and RedMagnamon was defeated, they decided to spend some time in the Digital World. They initially thought that it would give them a chance to reconnect after the lot of them had almost died.
That did not happen. In fact, they were as far apart as they could possibly be as a Tamer and partner Digimon.
The pair were in the Mainframe hills, with Adrian sitting a few feet apart from a standing Shoutmon on one of the many hills. Adrian was currently wearing a black, red and grey beanie cap along with his goggles, as well as a maroon jacket with a black T-Shirt underneath, with blue jeans, white shoes and silver fingerless gloves to top it all of. The human looked to his right and observed Shoutmon's posture.
He was much different now. Instead of the laidback attitude he used to have, now Shoutmon was more stern and on-edge. He was wearing normal earbuds instead of his usual green headphones, and had a belt going around his waste. Black facepaint was apparent under his eyes, as well as the many scars covering his head.
Adrian was growing sick of the silence. "Shoutmon, talk to me. Please."
Post by Kazuya and Royland on Dec 13, 2018 1:41:53 GMT
Man Kazuya Oda now has two digimon to look after, one was jolly little knight always seeking adventure and the other one was like a child seeking to learn more about the world around him. The trio always get into weird adventures regular but today was a day to chill back and relax, and Royland knew the place to chill in. Mainframe hills, a beautiful luscious place where you can enjoy fresh air and beautiful environments. So the tall golden eyed man, his Spadamon and Patamon walked up there. The trio walked around and had some nice and relaxing conversation that changed topics as quickly as they came, nothing stuck for too long.
But a little moment later Kazuya and company found others in the hills, a young boy with what looked like an interesting looking shoutmon, similar to Leith's but at the same time so very different. By this time Kazuya knew no matter how hard he wished to not engage every stranger they meet, he knew that Roy will do it no matter what, so the older man just walked towards the boy and Shoutmon slowly as Royland rushed ahead with Patamon flying behind him, the tiny lion wore a big smile on his face.
"Hello there, honorable strangers. I can't help but notice you two are here alone, I feel like I need to ask what are you doing here, just in case you need some help." Royland said with a good honest smile.
Post by Adrian Boriker on Dec 13, 2018 1:51:19 GMT
Both Adrian and Shoutmon were distracted from their sulking to see three others walk up to them. One of them was a human, just like Adrian, while the other two were Digimon that Adrian had definitely not seen before. In curiosity, he used the scan function on his D-Arc to read up on info on the two new Digimon.
A Spadamon... that's definitely a new one. It looks like a lion wearing knight's armor. And the other one... well, it's definitely unique. What do these guys want, anyways?
The Spadamon began talking to Shoutmon, trying to be nice and chivalrous and all. And how did Shoutmon respond? Not responding at all; just looking away from the knight, not even making an attempt to be friendly at all.
"You're not even talking to others now?" Adrian asked, clearly annoyed with his partner's behavior. "Don't mind us... something bad just happened to us and it's kind of taking a toll on my partner right now. My name's Adrian, and this is Shoutmon. It's nice to meet you."
It wasn't that Shoutmon was trying to be mean to the newcomers. He just... didn't trust himself anymore. The only reason he stuck around Adrian was because of their bond that was surprisingly not broken after the ordeal. Anyone else, he had completely cut out of his life, or at least is trying to.
Post by Kazuya and Royland on Dec 16, 2018 3:20:45 GMT
When Kazuya walked up to both Adrian and Shoutmon he noticed something wrong, the tall man was a salesman so he deals with people constantly, so he learned how to read a situation around him. So after looking at Adrian and Shoutmon he noticed that the atmosphere was very very tense, obviously the man had no idea why it was but he could feel it. Kazuya then chose to stay silent for the most part, at least not say more than he should.
Royland however wore a big smile on his face as he was greeted by Adrian, he was confused when the boy mentioned something bad happened to him and his partner and that's why the Shoutmon seemed a bit distant. "Well hello there Adrian, allow us to introduce ourselves properly. My name is Sir Royland, and these are my squire and human partner." He pointed at Julian and Kazuya respectively.
The Patamon then did a backflip mid air, and made a pose that screamed something like Ta-da. "That's me the knight in training Julian, here to be an ally to the weak and the arch enemy of evil." Julian then floated up to Shoutmon the young kid was concerned for the red lizardy looking digimon, with a smile on his face he wanted to cheer him up. "Heya there, why so glum chum. The day is still young, turn that frown upside down and grace the world with a pretty smile and have fun with your human partner." The patamon said as he was filled with energy and vigor, the patamon hated to see people look down.
"Hi, my name is Kazuya Oda. I am Royland's partner, its a pleasure to meet you Adrian. " Kazuya said as he gave the young kid a firm nod, his hands placed firmly on his pockets, indicating a relaxed position, the man did not want to interfere with the issues surrounding Adrian and his partner as he saw it as none of his business.
"Oh if you do not mind me asking, what happened between you two ? I know that I might be out of turn but it looks seirous, and I will love to help if I can of course." Royland said as unlike his human partner, he loved to help strangers any where he meets them. And this time it looks like that he found a very serious issue, hopefully the two strangers were not in something super bad.
Post by Adrian Boriker on Dec 16, 2018 4:33:08 GMT
Adrian took notice of how the Spadamon - "Sir Royland" - talked. First off he had the Sir in front of his name, which made him sound a lot like a knight. Second, he referred to the Patamon accompanying them as his "squire." He had never met a Digimon quite like this one yet.
Then the Patamon began to speak up as well, and he was truly one of the most innocent things that Adrian had ever seen in his life. Made him worry about all the horrible things about life he had yet to experience. Julian floated up to Shoutmon and tried to cheer him up, but... it didn't exactly go over well.
"I will say this one time: get out of my face or I will give you a black eye." Shoutmon wasn't joking either; he was actually intending to hit this Patamon if he didn't leave Shoutmon alone.
Adrian didn't have the motivation or energy to scold Shoutmon for the hundredth time today.
"It's nice to meet you all, Kazuya, Royland and Julian," Adrian said, still attempting to try and be civil unlike his partner, who just seemed to give up on people entirely. Just then Royland asked what happened to Adrian and Shoutmon to have the latter act like this. He looked at Shoutmon for permission to tell the story, and he just nodded at Adrian slightly. Adrian took a deep breath and explained everything.
"You see... in a previous life, Shoutmon was known as Omni, a RedMagnamon who was set on killing all humans. Recently, this persona was resurrected, and he kidnapped me and hundreds of other humans to use them as test subjects for a disintegration device. He killed hundreds of humans in the time that he was Omni. We dragged our friends Leith and Rebecca into this, and they almost died. Now that it's... well, over, Shoutmon is cutting everyone besides me out of his life, and I honestly think he's trying to cut me out as well."
Post by Kazuya and Royland on Dec 18, 2018 4:56:37 GMT
The young patamon was genuinely shocked by the response he got from Shoutmon, his feelings were more so than being afraid over the warning he got. The first response he could think of was to stick out his tongue and fly back up to Kazuya's shoulder, the golden eyed man found what the lizard just said to Julian to be incredibly rude and repulsive to the point of having almost telling him to back off, but before he could Royland intervened as the lion focused his gaze on Shoutmon, his look had a hint of aggressiveness to it. After all Shoutmon just threatened to hit the young and innocent Julian, while Roy could understand wanting to be left alone but the Shoutmon went over the line.
"Hey calm down there buddy no need to act all mighty right now, if you want to be left alone then that is you would get but take your threats elsewhere. "
Royland said, his tone was annoyed and displeased. He cared for Julian a lot and to see him threatened was something that rightly pissed him off a lot, so much so that had Adrian not said anything the tension between the two digimon would have grown. But luckily the spadamon turned towards Adrian as the young polite boy began to talk, so Roy started to pay attention to him now. And as Adrian continued to explain what was going on, to say that Kazuya, Roy and Julian were shocked to hear about what happened to Shoutmon will be the understatement of the century, the young patamon was speechless but Kazuya and Roy had conflicted feelings about all this.
"So what you are telling me is that your partner has a split personality disorder ? And that other personality is a murderer ? I do not know how to feel about this, its like a real life Dr Jekyll and mr Hyde. I am not sure what the right thing to do is, I have never met someone like this before." The man said crossing his arms as he looked confused and bewildered.
Royland however knew what he wanted to say to Shoutmon. "I see, I guess I understand why you would want to not get close to anyone anymore, but I do not think you are helping anyone that way Shoutmon. In fact this way you are hurting those close to you, lean on your friends and let them help. Repent for you mistakes and move on, help your friends by letting them help you."
Post by Adrian Boriker on Dec 20, 2018 2:12:15 GMT
Adrian slightly cringed when he saw the look on Kazuya's face after Shoutmon had blatantly threatened the Patamon. He still thought of the red dragon as his friend, but it was obvious as night and day that he just was not the same Digimon anymore after the incident. Royland tried to scold Shoutmon, but it didn't have the same result that he may have been thinking.
"Well teach him to not get right into others' faces and we'll get along just fine."
Adrian took a deep breath; it wasn't worth dealing with right now.
The situation definitely became more grim when Adrian finished telling the story. All three of the newcomers had looks of absolute shock and terror on their faces after hearing this, and he didn't blame them. Adrian had spent nine months with his partner before he turned and became an evil psychopath. "Yeah, it was... not a good time. We were so close to dying... and that's when Shoutmon saved us from himself."
"My actions are why I act so distant today. When it mattered most, the two consciousnesses in my brain battled and eventually formed into one. When that happened, my personality, my interests, my relationships... they all reset. To be honest, I... I don't really know who I am anymore. I feel nothing for those I know I once called friends. Not even you, Adrian."
"Really...? Nothing at all, huh?"
Shoutmon shook his head. "Sorry, kid. I don't know what to tell ya."
Post by Kazuya and Royland on Dec 22, 2018 14:40:33 GMT
Kazuya rolled his eyes at Shoutmon's rude comment, it was frankly too offensive for the tall golden eyed man. But he decided to stick around not out of curiousty but because Adrian seemed like a nice enough kid, maybe this kid is spending his time with the wrong kind of digimon. So the man decided to see where this will go, hopefully not a fight like the last shoutmon they met.
"Tsk, whatever. He won't bother you anymore so make sure you do not try to act all tough from here on out, I do not know what kind of digimon you have met before kiddo, but I do not take lightly to people insulting or threatening my friends."
Royland said as he looked at the scared Patamon over Kazuya's shoulder, that was a sight he did not like to see. Julian was a small kid and he meant well, Roy knew that Julian would have to learn someday that not everyone is as nice as he would have hoped but still kinda hard to see Julian disappointed and sad. So Royland and Kazuya expected and they got an interesting one, this was one of the more hard hitting stories Kazuya and Julian have heard, so the two of them were at a state of shock even though Kazuya fared better than Julian. Royland however lived through a war and was generally familliar with how cruel the digital world can really be, so he was very ready for stuff like this. However the lion knight did feel bad for the shoutmon, to commit horrible disgusting acts due to forces outside of your control and worse to regain your sanity and be able to remember and regret everything, this must have etched a hole in his soul, so Roy had a weird suggestion
"............I see, I wish I can tell you that I understand what you are going through and that everything will end up sunshine and rainbows but sometimes the world does not give you a break." Royland stopped looking down and biting his lower lip, as he remembered his own previous death and how un-fulfilling it was to him. "So my suggestion is to you, if you see yourself as a threat. Go confront that, your sins can be forgiven but never forgotten. Learn from the past and grow, trying to do everything by yourself is not right, listen to Adrian here and let him help you." Royland said with a stern look on his face.
Post by Adrian Boriker on Dec 27, 2018 21:36:53 GMT
"Well guess what? Just a few days ago, I WAS A GOD DAMN MURDERER! I think that gives me a little leniency to not exactly be the insufferable Mr. Goodmon that I used to be," Shoutmon snapped.
"That isn't what I ever thought of you, and that isn't what you should think of yourself," Adrian said to the red dragon. He got out his phone and opened up the camera app, showing Kazuya, Royland and Julian pictures of what Shoutmon used to look like in the past.
This Shoutmon was almost unrecognizable to the Shoutmon that they were talking to. There were pictures of him singing along with his microphone, him stuffing his face with food, getting along with his friends... it was really sad to see what he was like now. "This is what Shoutmon used to be like. I want this Shoutmon back."
"I told you, that's not going to happen," Shoutmon sighed. "That's all I can say. Sorry, kid." That's when Royland attempted to give Shoutmon advice on how to deal with the aftermath of his predicament, but Shoutmon just kind of tuned him out. He didn't want to hear what he had to say.
Suddenly Shoutmon's stomach growled, reminding him that he hadn't eaten since New Year's. Adrian heard the growl, and couldn't hold in his laughter when the new "serious" Shoutmon started blushing and had a look of pure embarrassment on his face.
"Well, that's a LITTLE bit like the old Shoutmon. Lemme see what we have..." Adrian said as he digged through his backpack.
Post by Kazuya and Royland on Dec 31, 2018 19:17:36 GMT
Kazuya Oda, Royland and Julian were very confused by whats going on part of it was that as much as Adrian told him that his Shoutmon was not like this and as much as Julian and Royland believed him, it was hard to imagine this Shoutmon as a nice guy. The boy then took out his phone and showed the trio the pictures of his partner before the incident and from pictures alone that these two digimon were different at least attitude wise, such a shame Royland and Julian were unable to meet that happy looking fellow, the timing was not right.
When Royland was ignored the Spadamon sighed, he tried to help Shoutmon but if he is going to be ignored then why bother right ? The Spadamon then ignored the Shoutmon and turned to Adrian, the poor boy wanted his friend back but alas it seems like that will be an impossible task for now. "Don't worry Adrian, time will heal all wounds, your buddy here is stubborn as a mule but if you believe in him I bet you can turn him back. And I know we have met briefly but you are a nice guy, so if you want help feel free to ask me." The Spadamon said with a smile on his face.
When Shoutmon stomach growled, so did Julian's. The patamon chuckled lightly a little embarrassed, he struggled to say something but he had to at this point. "Umm Adrian, if you dont mind can I have some food as well. I forgot to eat today, so I am really hungry." Julian said as he had hoped that Adrian had food with him.
Post by Adrian Boriker on Dec 31, 2018 19:37:16 GMT
Adrian smiled when Royland said that he'd help in any way he could. It made him feel happy that a complete stranger would go out of their way just to make another person feel better. It's always what Adrian has tried to do in the past, so to see someone else do it made him feel warm inside. "Thanks, Royland. I appreciate it."
Now it was time for a snack. Shoutmon was still mortified by his stomach's loud complaint, and the look on his face was pure comedy gold. Shoutmon wasn't the only one suffering through that embarrassment, as Julian's stomach had rumbled as well, and he asked if he could have some food as well.
"Uh, I actually don't know if I packed anything..." Adrian admitted as he rummaged through his Infini-Store. "...wait, since when were there cookies in here?" he suddenly asked, pulling out a Tupperware bin filled with loads of checkerboard cookies. He figured that his mother put them into his Infini-Store before leaving the house on Christmas Eve. He shrugged it off and opened the tupperware, allowing Shoutmon and Julian to take some. Shoutmon only took a couple, however. "Do you want some, Kazuya? Royland?"
As the group ate their snacks, Adrian just kept trying to think of ways to bring back his friend. If food didn't do it, then he didn't know what would...
Post by Kazuya and Royland on Jan 2, 2019 15:37:14 GMT
Royland smiled, knowing that his words was enough to make someone feel better is something that made him happy, but Royland was not saying it just to say it, he fully intended on keeping true to his words and help Adrian if the kid needed any help at all. "Anytime man, I am always happy to help a good guy like you." Royland said as he folded his arms and struck a confident pose, a brilliant and radiant smile covered his face. The Spadamon truly loved meeting new people and starting new friendships.
Kazuya however was pretty neutral about all this and honestly a bit turned off by Shoutmon, but he wont let something like that annoy him or anything like that. The man watched as Shoutmon and Julian got hungry, it was an amusing sight, the idea of Digimon that have supernatural powers be a victim of such normal thing like hunger was funny to him. Adrian then got some cookies from his bag, the boy then offered it to everyone, both Kazuya and Roy in synchronization shaked his head and waved his hand. "NoThank you."
Julian however left Kazuya's shoulder and headed towards Adrian taking the cookie from him and wasting no second the patamon began eating, and much to Kazuya and Royland's surprise Julian completely devoured the cookie in record time. "Wooah this stuff is really delicious, Adrian do you have more, I want more like five more pieces wait no, make it ten no, fifteen." The cookie seemed to have rejuvenated the young kid who was very energetic at the moment. But as if he remembered something, the patamon gently, smacked his head with his own hand, smiling sheepishly.
"Oh sorry Adrian I seemed to have forgotten my manners, what I meant is thanks for the delicious treat and If you have more, may I have some more please and thank you." Julian said as he wanted to sound more elegant.
Adrian cracked up when he saw Royland do his "confident" pose. He had met some over-the-top characters in his lifetime, but so far this Spadamon definitely took the cake. "S-Sorry, sorry, that pose was just too funny."
When he gave a cookie to Julian, Adrian was caught off guard by how fast he ate the cookie. Seriously, he had never even seen Shoutmon, the fastest eater he knew, eat as fast as Julian did just now. Hell, it even shocked Shoutmon a little bit. Then things got a bit worse when Julian then immediately acted all energetic, wanting even MORE cookies on top of that like a four year old who just wanted to live off of sugar. Thankfully he calmed down shortly afterwards, but WOW that was unexpected.
"Uh.. y-yeah, you can have them," Adrian said as he handed the cookies over to Julian.
"Although you might want to slow down this time, kid," Shoutmon warned Julian. "The last thing we need is to be on clean-up duty due to your puke."
"...just think of that as his way of saying 'don't get sick'," Adrian added, trying to do some damage control so Shoutmon could at least NOT have someone hate him. "Have you guys ever been to Terminus? I dont think cookies would do much for a Digimon's stomach, and you guys seem nice enough, so how about lunch? My treat." Afterwards, Adrian felt like... something was watching them. "...there's something around here, I think."
Indeed, there was something around. A certain Falcomon spying on them from afar...
Post by Kazuya and Royland on Jan 10, 2019 1:58:01 GMT
Royland was geniuenly confused by Adrian's laughter as the white lion looked at Kazuya as if to ask him -whats going on- but the tall man knew why Adrian's was laughing but at this point Kazuya got too used to Roy's antics that he did not react to it. "Haha, I guess my pose is too awesome it also becomes funny. That kinda makes sense right ?" Royland asked, he then focused his attention on Julian who just finished a cookie in record time.
The patamon then looked at Adrian and Shoutmon tried to give him advice about eating fast, the digimon stood up right and puffed his chest, placing his tiny hands on his hips. "You dont know dont you ? I am not your average digimon, I have mastered the art of eating so I can eat any thing and not get a tummy ache. Watch this and be amazed by my technique." Julian said as he took the cookies from Adrian and began to eat them in record time, finishing them so fast that even Kazuya and Roy were shocked by him. "Aha so how about that, amazing isnt it ?" Julian bragged, the kid did not have many talents but this was one of them.
Kazuya then cleared his throat in order to change the topic and focus on what Adrian said. "Yeah we have actually multiple times, its a lovely place and I agree. I have never seen Julian be this hungry and trust me he normally burns through a lot of food so this might be bad. And if Shoutmon wants to join us we'd welcome him, right Royland ?" Kazuya said as he turned to Royland hoping he could try and befriend the Shoutmon. "Yeah sure, if he wants to join us I would love it. " Royland said as he offered Shoutmon a smile.
Post by Adrian Boriker on Jan 10, 2019 2:17:22 GMT
"Uh... sure, you tell yourself that," Adrian responded to Roy. He didn't find Royland's pose cool at all; he honestly just found it entirely ridiculous. It may have worked if he posed like that after, say, a finishing move, but just doing it randomly? It was just too hilarious for Adrian!
Just when the duo warned Julian about the dangers of eating too fast, the young Patamon then bragged about being a master of eating, which made the both of them raise an eyebrow to that. What was this Digimon even talking about? Then he grabbed the rest of the cookies and ate them all within TWO SECONDS. Adrian's and Shoutmon's jaws dropped as they just stared at the young Julian.
"He has the stomach of Kirby," Adrian gasped. "And I thought it was hard to feed Shoutmon..."
After that display of... disturbing eating habits, the plan to go to Terminus City was set into motion (probably just to find Julian some more food at this point, Adrian thought,) and even Shoutmon was invited along. To that invitation, the red dragon shrugged and got up, basically accepting the invite.
"Alright. How far is it away from here? We could either take a Trailmon or have one of Shoutmon's forms ride us."
Hm, so they're going to Terminus... the spying Falcomon thought. Good. Less likely an undesirable combat situation.