Didn't expect to find That [Ron/Diego] Jul 26, 2019 3:58:53 GMT
Post by Owen on Jul 26, 2019 3:58:53 GMT
It was a somewhat humid, yet not overtly hot sunny day over the Eastern Timberlands. High summer was here, but the trees usually prevented it from getting too hot, well, most of the time. Fortunately the heatwave from the last week had been brought to an end by summer rainstorms that had soaked almost the whole forest through. While the heavy rains and winds had caused some minor damage, the main thing was that they had reduced the risk of fire, and that meant that the woods were relatively safe for the time being.
Furthermore, this meant that Owen the Gaomon, a digimon teacher that helped teach the young digimon in the town of Rosewood vital skills such as combat and survival, finally gave the OK for them to complete one of their field tasks - basically a lesson in gathering.
"Now that the weather's right, we're gonna test you all on searching for things that would be of use to you in the forest." he had told the survival class that morning. "You're all going to be paired off in teams of two, yes, you can choose your own teams, and your task for the next four hours is to go into the forest around Rosewood and find as many useful things as you can, then return them to here and explain why you made the choice of what you gathered. You can gather anything you like, just as long as you can justify it. All clear? Alrighty then. When time's up, you'll hear me. Your time starts... now!"
And so the digimon had split up and made their way into the woods. Two of them were none other than Owen's own twin sons, Matty the Onmon and Jimmy the Musimon. While both of them thought they had better things to do than this today, well, they knew it made their dad happy when they participated in his classes. Plus while they both preferred goofing off and playing around, they did at least pay enough attention to what was going on to think that they had a chance in this.
After an hour though, they were beginning to have doubts. "How hard is it to find some bastard berry bushes?!" Jimmy complained. He had been on the lookout for berries of any kind, but just couldn't find any.
"Use yeh nose, Jimmy" Matty told his twin brother. So far he was going the easy option and looking for some good, tough wooden branches that could be used for tools. They had to be long and sturdy, and so far he had only found three. Eventually, the pair came across a clearing, where five large tree stumps indicated that some trees had recently been felled here. There was a ring of stones around some bare, scorched earth, clearly the place for a fire, but they had no reason to light one yet, not with the both of them panting from the humid heat.
"Eh, to heck with this, I need a break." Jimmy said, sitting resolutely on one of the stumps. Matty joined him, nodding in agreement. The Onmon reached into his pocket, pulling out a plastic packet of something.
"Muesli bar?" he asked. Jimmy nodded, and Matty opened it, split it in half, then the two took a light snack. In their break, they had to decide how to up their game. They had just 3 hours left, and it seemed that useful things to scavenge in these woods were hard to find.