A Kitsune friendship [TEASER]
Several years ago I became the only person in my family; I lost my mother when I was very young to cancer. It was so long ago that I didn't really understand the concept of death so I was confused at first. Then by the time I was old enough to understand I had pretty much forgotten her so I was never sad until I was hit by the next fatality.
My father was in the army and was consequently sent to Iraq to fight in the war that was going on at the time. I was only fifteen when he left, he wrote often but it was rare when I could speak to him on the phone or on the computer. Eventually I didn't hear from him for a few days, at first I just thought that he was too busy but then I received a letter saying that he had been killed in action. To start with I didn't believe it but after tearless sadness I just had to accept it and move on.
I continued to finish school then started work, alone. My first job was a fairly decent job at a local garage but then my boss said that there was an opening for a job that I might have been interested in. He looked after me well as he knew my father and was equally shocked to hear the news so he treated me with far more respect than most people. He handed my some papers and told me that he had applied for an interview for me. I was told it was for a place in the Subaru rally team pit crew, exited and very grateful for his gesture I was slightly sad to leave my cushy job but I knew that I would be moving up in the world from now on.
When I did the interview they knew that I was nervous but they saw potential. Several days later they replied saying that I was hired, since I had nobody around to make me feel embarrassed I could not help but shout and jeer for joy that I had achieved something good for once. The work was tough but fun and very rewarding at the end of the day. I was paid very well and even got a free car out of it, a 2004 model Subaru Impreza WRX and I loved it very much. I worked for nearly a year before the season needed and I could rest for a little while.
Or so I thought.
One night nearly two years ago I returned from work ready for a vacation but as I turned the TV on it would not work. Giving up quickly I then tried my computer, it worked briefly then packed up like the television did.
Then she arrived.
Like something out of a Sci-Fi movie the screen started to materialise a small green ball. I was scared at first but when it started to speak I was just plain baffled.
After a while it told me it was hungry so I found something for it to eat. After it had pretty much emptied my house of any food I had something rather odd happened. She started to glow then much to my surprise she started to grow. Doubling her size she then changed her name and even her personality slightly, by this time t was so late at night I decided it was best to just give up and go to bed. Leaving her beside me on the pillow I then very quickly drifted off.
In the morning I was convinced that I had dreamt but then I opened my eyes and looked over, shocked and terrified I rolled out of bed onto the floor. Standing up I rubbed my eyes when I saw her lying there, she had changed again overnight.
This time she was the same size as me and absolutely beautiful, easily the most elegant creature I had ever seen in my life and when I woke her up she just became even more stunning. Her eyes were as green as the Asian jungle and as black as an obsidian cave. When she stood up she was much taller than me but I was no longer frightened of her.
Even though I had her follow me for the entire day I just carried on as normal like she was just an ordinary friend. By the afternoon I sat on the beach, I watched her run up and down the shore enjoying the exercise. That was when I found the device that would make us partners, a small watch that apparently was called a Digivice.
She told me that she was devoted to help me protect the world from a 'Dire time'. It wasn't until the next day that we would find out what it was. When we returned home I decided to sit down and relax for a while, I turned on the TV and the same thing happened again, but this time it was worse.
The same colours that flashed when she appeared the night before were now on the screen once more, I blanked out not long after being dragged through the portal and the next thing I remember is waking up in a field. This was the place where we both were introduced to my best friends, Owen, Alex, Takeo, Lando and their Digimon Guilmon, Betamon, Gabumon and Gatomon.
However Betamon didn't stay the same for long, a few weeks later he turned into the giant serpent Seadramon, a truly great warrior. When we were together we were forced to fight some of the worst creatures to have ever lived, the covenant brutes, jackals, skirmishers, hunters and the worst of all, the Arbiter.
The reason I hated him so much was he injured my partner on two separate occasions, the first time she was at deaths door and the second we all used our combined strength to take the Arbiter down for good. But despite the bad things that happened in that time one thing brought the two of us closer together. She managed to split her powers and made my half Digimon and immortal while she became half human and gained some of my knowledge.
After the excitement of the battles had gone but they were replaced by mobs of furious paparazzi begging for photos and for us to tell our story in front of the cameras, we were bombarded by them for many weeks until the story eventually died down and they moved on to other newer news stories.
By now the two of us were exhausted, we needed a break but we did not get our wish. I was called to the office by my boss; he then presented me with a very unusual yet incredible offer.
"After much thought I have decided to ask if you would be willing to try and become one of our drivers" he said. "You would be given a few trials and if you prove to be a rather good driver we will consider you to be in some of our actual races"
"I will do it on ONE condition" I said to him.
"Anything, what is it?" he asked.
"Can I choose the co-driver?"
I was given permission and I chose my partner. The two of us did the driver trials and we passed with flying colours, this opened the flood gates for even more income. We were asked to be a driver for the next rally in Africa and we managed to climb from third place to second overall which helped Subaru to win the championship. However while in Africa we were stalked by two very unpleasant men.
They lured us to an abandoned building and the last thing I remember is waking up behind bars. The entire group had been captured and were forced to fight in an arena for the entertainment of the owners and an invited audience. When my partner fought she was spared by her opponent, Varan the giant reptile but she suffered several injuries.
Sadly I wasn't quite so lucky, I was forced to do battle with Salamandora and I was completely annihilated. I can't remember what happened afterwards but my partner told me that they had found a way of escaping and releasing all of the other prisoners. The two men were killed and everybody fled but Salamandora followed. Seadramon and Varan managed to drive him off and we were safe once more.
A few months later me and my partner had organised a meet up with our friends but we were yet again thrown into a trouble as another portal opened and it sucked us through into another world. The Digital world.
There our entire group met up again and we were forced to survive in the barren wastelands, it was there we met Chris and his Digimon Plesiomon and met up with an old friend from the arena, Bryan. He had since become a tamer himself and his Digimon Ravickmon was odd because he looked almost exactly like my partner only more muscular, had two tails, orange fur and had a male voice.
I and she fought through thick and thin side by side, against Digimon, the elements and even when I had a violent attack from a poison that made me actually physically attack her. I still hate myself to this day because of that moment when I injured her.
We were there for weeks before we could open another portal and when I did we were sent to yet more strange worlds the first was a place that was cursed by after duck monsters. Every time the sun went down we were bombarded by un-dead zombies, skeletons, giant spiders and several other horrible creatures. One of which we could not even look at without it attacking us, when we did actually look we nearly lost Takeo as it attacked.
The next world was a strange planet infested by terrifying monsters of many shapes and sizes, the worst of which was a gigantic half crocodile half plant creature with over a dozen tentacle vines which was the worst enemy we have had to fight. My partner came so close to death in that battle my heart almost stopped but she made a miraculous recovery.
We finally were returned home by a very strange man and his assistant, the strangest part was that his craft was a blue police box that was far larger inside than it was outside. As soon as we walked inside he stared it up and we then walked outside to find ourselves back in our home country.
Now we live quietly together in our large modern house, I have taught her the many ways of being a human and about our world and she showed me how to keep my body in shape. I have never felt better now that I have a new body, powers, partner and family.
My name is Kyle and I am the tamer of Malachimon, the Digimon who fell in love with a human.