This scene takes sometime after this one fav.me/d9td2fr and fav.me/da2r4jn. When Lucemon and his minions messed up with realities, most of the digidestineds were rejuvenated to their childhood years. Nova though, kept her adult form yet her memories reversed to her 18 year old self and so her personality. Courageous yet aloof, she lead the others with a firm nonsense attitude which brought nothing but frictions with almost everybody. Especially Hikari´s Angewomon which had no qualms on arguing with the arrogant “supreme”.
But when it´s about Hikari Yagami the story is another. No matter how much antipathy showed Nova to the others, Hikari almost instantly became attached to the bossy blonde.
Whenever Nova appreciated her insistence of being by her side (which she certainly did not) Taichi Yagami´s younger sister was always there.
“Hey, you” sighed during a break “Can´t you convince your partner to rest somewhere else?”
Gatomon shook her head.
“Tell her yourself”
“Did it already and here she is!” an annoyed Nova looked at the sleeping beauty that dared to use her as a pillow ” So?”
The digital cat smirked. It was kinda amusing seeing the “Boss” (that´s how Nova insisted to be addressed) ´s distressed expression. She may be a bitch but even she couldn´t say no to Hikari!
“Can´t you do anything about this?” with only a part of her memories as digidestined available to her, Nova was trying to make some sense about the conflict without relying too much in Ange (Tempus Angemon) or Ryo Akiyama. She hated depending on others, such was the hardest lesson she learned during her first time as a digidestined…the scar on her shoulder, courtesy of Piedmon´s sword, was a constant reminder…
“No way” the cat sat on the grass, next to them, and studied the scene. Hikari ´s face was relaxed, she seemed to be having a pleasant dream which could only mean that trusted the elder girl with all her heart “She likes you so I won´t interfere”
Nova grumbled. She was hoping to mope in peace and that wasn´t possible with a Yagami glued to her feet!
“Yep, it is. But guess what? Besides Taichi-san , Takeru-san and I she never lets her guard down before anybody” Gatomon was actually complimenting her “So that means that Hikari feels safe by your side”
The cat´s words surprised the moody Nova and the latter couldn´t hide her astonishment.
“I am a walking wreck right now and she feels safe?” the woman shook her head in unbelief “Your partner is weird”
Gatomon laughed for the first time.
“Who isn´t? That´s one of the requisites of being a digidestined!”
“….you are right”
They remained in a long silence. Hikari kept sleeping, dreaming about her beloved and Gatomon closed her eyes as well, ready to nap.
“Takeru…please, be safe…I miss you so much….” a tear rolled over her face. Nova noticed it and without giving a second thought carefully wiped it off.
Nova looked around, making sure there was nobody near them. After a while she whispered at the chose of Light´s ear “I promise that sooner or later we´ll find him. Just endure it a bit longer, everything will be okay. Yes?”
Her tone , this time, was filled with warmth. Hikari´s longing for Takeru reminded her of her own…her current 18 year old self couldn´t get why at her 25s Magnus was still nowhere to be seen. Nova shook her head, impatient. She was never giving up! Never!
“Softie” Gatomon´s words caught her unguarded
“I am not” Nova´s cheeks reddened, obviously telling another story.
“You smell like my other me. Of course you are!” the cat winked an eye “Are you really sure it´s a mere coincidence?”
Nova felt a momentary dizziness but refused to address it.
“Whatever” the cat jumped to Nova´s lap.
“Hey! What the hell do you think I am?!” the blonde began to protest but the cat ignored the woman´s irked expression suited herself.
“A comfy pillow. ZZzz…….” and the cat fell asleep as well…