At first, neither of them realized they shared a connection. When Angewomon faced digidestined Nova Takariyama for the first time, she didn´t seem very impressed. Neither did Nova. Nova Takariyama, whom ´d been traveling through different timelines for at least a decade ´s grown a bit introvert and sometimes showed an antipathetic mood.
And it also didn´t help that Nova, each time she met an Angewomon, the female angel would always show sympathy towards her digital partner, Ange (Nova´s partner is an Angemon) and act cold towards her. So Nova lately had little patience when dealing with female digiangels and so, they ended having their first argument.
“Nova Takariyama, you should be more humble and treat better your partner …”
“Should I?” smirked Nova
“You act cold towards your partner, my friends and every single soul that crosses your path”
Nova crossed her arms, ready to show her inner rebel.
“Why should I be lectured by you?” replied Nova ” If you like my partner, fine! But lecturing me just because you want to look cool in front of him…just save it!”
Angewomon had to count up to 10 so she wouldn´t lose it.
” I actually pity your Angemon for having such obnoxious, badmouthed and rude human as partner!”
Nova´s face turned red but didn´t take long before launching a counterattack:
“And I actually pity your poor sense of fashion! Thankfully I will never, ever, have to wear such hideous outfit in my whole life!”
Nova couldn´t dream, at that moment, that Angewomon was her digital counterpart and neither did Angewomon suspect that Nova was her human equivalent.
It was like in an anime, the main characters needed to have a fight or two before turning into the best friends.
Angewomon could take plenty of insults from a Ladydevimon, but Nova turned to be worse than the female demon!
“YOU. TAKE. THAT. BACK”
Meanwhile neither Tai or the rest of the group dared to approach the women. Even Angemon lacked enough courage to intervene.
And for the following 10 minutes, that section of the Digiworld trembled..Lucemon might be a fearsome villain but even his menace wasn´t as scary as Angewomon and Nova´s friendly faces…
Nova, never really got along with any Angewomon and is in the typical “whatever, I just don´t care”But Hikari Yagami´s digimon isn´t willing to let things go. She´s aware that the leadr of the so called Supreme digidestineds is keeping a lot of information to herself and knows more about Lucemon´s war than what either she or Tempus Angemon shared. One night, after everybody rested in an onsen (save for Nova who refused to have a bath with the rest of the girls) Gatomon opted to do what the best she knew: espionage.After making sure everybody got their bath, Nova swiftly took off her bracelet-type digivice and as soon as it was taken off her wrist her digital uniform vanished and so her short haircut. Without the digivice she returned into her civilian self, which she rarely showed to anybody and headed to the waters.
She barely put her feet on the water when she was greeted by the digital cat:
“Oh, so that´s your true form !” said the cat ” I wonder why the need to transform into anybody else!”
“Ever asked Daisuke Motomiya, Iori Hida and Miyako Inuoe about their own transformations the very first time they entered into the digiworld?” retorted Nova, antipathetic.
“…I guess I cannot refute that” admitted the cat “But I am not giving this back until you answer some of my questions!” And the cat gleefully showed the mentioned bracelet.
“Don´t you dare!” warned Nova quite pissed off “That doesn´t belong to you!”
The fact that Gatomon took her digivice was more annoying than being seen naked.
“Who knows? ” and the cat put on the bracelet “Wow! it fits!”
Nova counted up to ten in order not to loose it.
“You won´t be able to use it” warned Nova “It only responds to either Magnus or me!”
Gatomon laughed instead.
“Always liked jewellery anyways” and began to caress the bracelet “So, are you going to answer some questions yes or no?”
Nova shook her head. She wasn´t in the mood for interrogations. And especially from the cat. She liked cats but not the ones who can transform into the insufferable Angewomon!
“We are supposed to be on the same team” insisted Gatomon “Why the fuck you keep insisting on maintating your distance? Do you really believe you are that much better than the other digidestineds?”
“You are free to believe what you want. I am not answering”
“But your almighty attitude towards everybody is beyond the limits of tolerable!” protested the cat “Aside Akiyama, nobody likes you! Do you really don´t care at all?!”
“There´s only one thing I care” admitted Nova “And it´s enough for me. I don´t need anything else!”
Nova ´s heart ached, of course she was lying. But she´d rather prefer to be in a safe distance rather than adding more baggage into her exhausted heart. Besides, her own time was running out…she couldn´t afford to care openly about anything else when she had so much to do and so little time ! So if the groups hated her, it´s ok with her.
Gatomon ´s mouth opened wide. Those words…she heard them before…years ago Gatomon herself said the same, exact words to Wizardmon!
“I see!” she smiled “You are really a vault of secrets! ”
Nova said anything.
“Then could you at least answer this?” the feline kept insisting
“Why do you have the same smell as I?” Gatomon crossed her arms “The more I´m by your side, the more I recognize my own codes in you! …no…I can see Angewomon´s codes in you! How come is that?!”
The girl ´s eyes opened, showing a little surprise. But the surpise immediately was followed by a cloud of sadness.
“I´m sorry, even I don´t know about that ” she apologized “The only thing I can tell is that I´m an hybrid”
Then Nova turned around, showing her back.
” I could ask you a lot of things about you, Gatomon. But I already know too much about you and your digidestineds as well…and let me tell you something else, I am not the only one who is the nutty one when its about secrets. Your dear Hikari and the rest of the bunch are as narrow minded as I! Why do you think they are among the weakest among the multiverse…?”
Gatomon opened her mouth to give an irked response, but when she looked at Nova´s back her bad feelings were replaced by a shocked expression.
“WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?! the feline pointed at the ugly scar at Nova´s back.
The girl sighed and shook her head.
“Why should I tell about one of the worst days in my entire life when you, my dear cat keep your own collection of scars?” and before immersing herself into the water Nova Takariyama added one last phrase “You never really opened up about that part of your past either…”
And after that Nova dove in the water and swam away from the cat. She had enough for that day.
Gatomon was still puzzled.
“Dammit! It´s as if I´d just being reprimanded by my own mirror!”