A tender hug in Lincoln Center


This scene takes place sometime before  Angemon returned to Nova´s life (fav.me/db204ry and fav.me/da0bn5l ).
Nova´s 16 now and living in New York. Ryo is 18 and is currently one of the new digidestineds known as Cavaliers, protecting both worlds with a lovely set of Patagato ;)

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Time passed and much to Nova´s desperation nobody , even her own family, believed she had a brother. For a strange reason anything related to Magnus Takariyama was erased from the collective memories save for Nova and Ryo´s and their background stories were inevitably altered. Nova was adopted when she was 8 by the Takariyamas after her russian parents passed away in a traffic accident. Ryo never had a frenemy and was still the number 1 on the rankings while closely followed by Hideko Ichijouji who in turn considered him her sworn rival.

He should had consoled Nova and admit he also remembered Magnus but again, the shock from that time in the Digiworld prevented him from saying anything. The one who ended consoling Nova was Tia Yagami.

 

Ryo could not bring up his own experience to the light until, one year later, the day he was summoned as a Digidestined with Tia Yagami, Sora Takenouchi, Inori Izumi, Miyako Ishida and Yori Kido by Kabuki Sakuyamon….

The new set of digidestineds found themselves in a shinto-type temple and were greeted by Kabuki Sakuyamon, several renamons and an Angemon standing by her side. The chosen digimons for the chosen digidestineds were there as well.

“Long time, no see Akiyama-san…” the deity chose to address him before anybody else, even Tia Yagami who was already infatuated by her “As you can see, this place changed considerably since the last time… Gatomon, Patamon. Here´s your designated partner…”

Such familiarity baffled Tia and her friends and demanded to know what´s going on. Ryo was forced to confess he´d been in that strange world before like Nova. Because for some strange reason Nova´s digivice wasn´t responding to the calls from the Digiworld Sakuyamon had no other option but summon other people. The rules of compatibility lead to Tia Yagami & co due to their closeness with the former King.

“SO SHE´D BEEN TELLING THE TRUTH THE WHOLE TIME AND YOU KEPT SILENT ABOUT IT?!!!”

That pill proved to be hard to swallow and neither Tia nor the rest of the group were able to forgive his cowardice. Had he opened his mouth earlier and support Nova´s pleas she may not had found her stay in Japan that unbearable. The girl could not stand being in a place filled with her brother´s memories and transferred to the USA. Because she turned to be a genius in the music field, Miyako Ishida ´s connections granted Nova a special invitation to study in Juilliard with all her living expenses paid. The group missed Nova dearly and always felt guilty about not being able to support her claims but after learning about Nova´s stint as a digidestined and how much she searched for her brother in that world pretty shocked everybody. Tia ´s heart felt it for the little girl who went through so much and could rely on nobody.

“YOU DON´T HAVE GUTS, DO YOU?” that was Tia´s somber remark towards Ryo

“Coward” were Sora and Makoto´s sentence.

Ryo  started his career as digidestined being at odds with the group and it would take several adventures until Ryo would finally regain his friends´ trust.

After some adventures the digidestineds gained the ability of navigating between the human and Digital Worlds and during one missing, Ryo finally gathered the enough courage to pay Nova a visit in the Sates and profusedly apologized to her.

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“I´m sorry for keeping quiet for so long..I have no excuse”

Her eyes became filled with tears.

“So..you…you remember my brother…?”

“He´s the best frenemy I ever had…”

“Akiyama-kun..!” she rushed to his arms and cried like Saint Magdalene. Nova cried in relief. After so long she finally found somebody who remembered Magnus and forgave Ryo on the spot. Why he lacked the courage to speak before did not matter to her. The important thing was the fact that Ryo REMEMBERED. Because that meant she wasn´t crazy and could actually share stuff about Magnus that she longed for so long…! “Thank you…”

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The Friendly Rescue


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It will take place sometime after fav.me/dam5scw , Taichi´s group was attacked by a group of rogues lead by Lilithmon and Beelzemon and Hikari Yagami found herself in real trouble when one of the minions managed to go beyond Angewomon´s guard and attempted to kidnap Hikari Yagami.

Taichi´s Wargreymon, severely injured mid battle, was back as Koromon and falling from the sky with Taichi and both would had met a certain death had not Ange caught the pair in time! There were just a few seconds left before Hikari was about to be dragged to a portal opened by Lilithmon and thrown there…Ange and Angewomon were too far to catch her in time and plenty of enemies were having them entertained.

“SPIRAL MASQUERADE!!!!”

The portal exploded just before the girl was about to be sucked….

“….!!” Hikari barely could believe her luck when she found herself in a pink haired warrior ´s arms. The whole outfit was pink save for the four body-sash blades that extend from its armor. “I don´t recall seeing you before but thanks!”

“Really?” mumbled the rescuer “You ought to have your eyesight checked, of course we know each other!”

“WHO THE HECK IS THAT ANNOYING PERSON?!” roared Lilithmon “I HATE IT WHEN UNEXPECTED GUESTS SHOW UP TO MY PARTIES!!”

Beelzemon shrugged his arms but said nothing. He´d rather show his annoyance in silence.

“Great to see you finally joining the battle, Nova!” exclaimed Ange in a cheerful tone. Until that moment his partner used to walk away from any participation since she did not like what she called “the group of digi-brats” and found them an eyesore. All she wanted to do was seek for her missing brother and nothing else. Fighting a war ? There were more than enough digidestineds to foil Lucemon (or whoever went by that name)´s plans!

Taichi and the others contemplated with surprise the newly arrived  Nova. She´s usually blonde and wearing a white and blue outfit..and now she looked so different! Nobody could guess that as a Supreme she was  now wielding Lordknightmon´s codes (fav.me/db1qu4v) hence her appearance was radically altered and being, for a limited amount of time, the owner of part of the royal knight´s powers…

“I KNEW IT!” Hikari recovered enough from her shock and hugged Nova “I KNEW THAT YOU WOULD NEVER ABANDON US!”

For a moment Nova´s eyes shone with was an apparent delight.

“You remind me so much of Angewomon…I´m looking forward fighting together…” the digidestined of Light was so excited, hopeful that anybody would had melted with her sweetness. Not too far from them Angewomon smiled as well. The so called Nova proved herself as a noble, courageous person by rescuing dearest Hikari-chan…! She was more than willing to forget about the previous nastiness between them  (fav.me/d9td2fr) …

Nova looked at the hopeful girl and smirked. The following moment Nova´s arms moved by themselves,  unceremoniously letting Hikari fall to the ground!

“WHAT THE FUCK?!!!” yelled Taichi

“HIKARI-CHAN?!!!!”

The villains ´s mouths opened wider than a swiss cheese, shocked.

“NOVA!” chastised Ange “You naughty girl, let her fall on purpose?!”

“WHAT?!!!!” exclaimed the rest of the public . Angewomon´s eyes flamed under the helmet and Ange, after making sure that Hikari was just seeing the stars floating above her head but out of danger nevertheless, continued with his remarks “WHAT´S GOING ON WITH YOU?!”

Nova was supposed to be 25 years old but the digiglobal spell erased most of her memories, was back into her 18s and blinded by her wish of rescuing her missing elder brother Magnus she was at a volatile stage…

And much to everybody´s dismay Nova replied ” Everybody must  protect the digidestined of Light that caught Homeostasis´s eyes and may own  one or two special effects  under the sleeve…But guess what? There are TONS of digidestineds with special features!” and she finally condescended to stare at Hikari  ” All it takes is  a self recognized bitch to recognize an INSUFFERABLE BRAT.  Get a damn grip of yourself and stop whining about the goddamed darkness…!”

Yep, Nova was more than willing to spread some tough love…

 

 

 

Heading to reality 01 Omega


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Sometimes it takes a little alteration from the past to create a butterfly effect in the future. Or an impulsive action may create a paradox that would endanger a whole reality.
And when a reckless action by Nova Takariyama and Tempus Angemon by saving Magnus Takariyama´s life caused the non existence of Takeru Takaishi and Hikari Yagami in reality 01, the wheels of Destiny went nuts hence reality 01 became Reality 01 Omega.
So they have no choice but clean up the mess, but the cleaning process would not be easy since the Omega effect was alerady taking a toll on other realities so they had to go through a taboo: reunite the past and present forms of the same person.

To undo Omega Takeru Takaishi, from reality 01, was reunited with his past incarnation from reality 012 Magnus Takariyama…

An act of Compassion


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Merukimon told his tale. He spoke about  the animosity between the digirealms that took place almost a century ago:  the Axis continent ( where the main digimon population resided and Nova landed)  had serious issues with the neighboring  the realm of the Digigods known as the Olympos XII and vice versa. The Digigods felt it was a waste of time fraternizing with individuals that they considered inferior and the other side did not take it in an agreeable way being looked down by a bunch of supposed deities.
A war erupted and after suffering considerable loses the 4 Great Gods and the Olympians ended calling a cease of fire. Instead of signing a Peace Treaty they ended settling on  a clean severance between the kingdoms´s relationship, blocking all accesses and paths  so nobody from either kingdom could cross to the other side. That was the rule both parties agreed on. Yet that didn´t prevent a certain Digigod and a certain Priestess meet each other an develop a growing friendship…”

After a sigh, Merukimon dove into a heartbreaking tale of a forbidden  love between the  holy Olympian and a holy  Priestess that used to manage the Temple of Foxes. The Priestess was none other than Taomon and the Renamons  master.

“Despite the prohibition we longed for each” confessed Merukimon “Just the first moment of the first day we met in that bridge I realized that I met my soulmate”

Nova limited to keep listening but her heart was already cheering for the couple. She never expected listening a love story in that bizarre world! Until now she believed that digimons weren´t creatures that had the ability to develop that sort of feelings. Friendship, yes, loyalty, she met a bunch of individuals that embraced it in an extraordinary way, courage…but romantic love? That was a first!

“What happened?”

Merukimon clenched his fists and managed to contain a a couple of tears that threatened to escape from his eyes. His throat became sore though, despite his millennial existence as a full fleshed deity he owned  a sensible soul.

“We used to cross over the bride and hold secret meetings. Sakuyamon-sama and I were trying to find out a way to put an end to the animosity and reestablish a new bridge between our realms, like before the war. I won´t give into long details but no matter how careful we were our affair eventually was discovered. The last time I attempted to jump to the other realm I´ve been caught  by Jupitermon himself”

“Eeek!” Nova gulped. If that Jupitermon had the slightest resemblance with the Greek Zeus and Roman Jupiter then Merukimon was doomed! The Kings of Gods from her world were known to be true assholes and prone to apply nasty punishments if enraged “How?!”

“How did he know? A brother of mine, Apollomon was the one who gave away our secret” Merukimon clenched his fists again “As a punishment I was sent to  Tartarus for a good while until I sworn I would not break the rules again and never seeing Sakuyamon anymore”

“THAT´S HORRIBLE!!” Nova exploded ” YOU LOVED HER DEARLY, I CAN SEE IT IN YOUR FACE! HOW COULD JUPITERMON BE SO CRUEL?!”
“A God will never take back an oath so in his eyes I committed a sin” explained Merukimon ” And I went against the rules”

The girl shook her head several times. She couldn´t get it.

“This may be a Digital World but you people never went beyond the Middle Ages, did you?!” so much for digital codes and wonderful powers, in terms of progression those people were hundreds of years behind of modern thinking!

Merukimon didn´t reply.

“I paid my time and obtained forgiveness, I attempted no more to contact Kabuki Sakuyamon and she seemingly accepted it” he continued, now his eyes shining with regret “Until that individual known as Piedmon made it to the Digiworld. One day, while all the twelve were gathered in an assembly, a holographic form of  the Priestess manifested in the middle of the room asking for help. She offered a vivid description of the graveness of the situation in her land, how Piedmon managed to steal the Great 4 Gods´s powers and launch a campaign of terror and destruction seeking Yggdrasil´s crown. She warned that once he achieved his goal he would eventually cross the borders and attack the Olympus  realm as well”

Nova´s heart sank. She kinda could guess the rest of the story. Taomon sometime ago told her how the Priestess´s pleas were ignored and had to depend on her own strength and powers and gather an army herself, attempting to rescue the Gods and overthrow Piedmon…with tragic consequences.

“Yes, King-sama. Taomon wasn´t wrong. The Olympus XII refused to help ” he bit his lips “Jupitrmon declared that if Piedmon dared to set a foot on our realm he would take care of him but nobody from his people was allowed to assist the neighboring continent”

“ASSHOLE! DAMNED ASSHOLE!!!” Nova offered  an abundant stock of curses in her native Russian. She could imagine the scene and cry an ocean of rivers.

“If I wasn´t so vehement on fulfilling my word given to Jupitermon…” his voice broke ” When I finally decided to leave everything, quit my status as an Olympian and join Sakuyamon…it was too late…” the memory was as fresh as if it happened yesterday, reaching the holy temple only to find it torn down and the renamons crying inconsolably surrounding a dying Sakuyamon. He only managed to reach her side and hug her tenderly while her codes were dissolving in the air.

“I´m so happy to see you one more time before I go…thank you, my dear. Thank you for coming back…”

He couldn´t speak anymore. His throat ached horribly and thinking how much Sakuyamon fought against that monster , her tragic defeat….he should had left the Olympos since day 1 and live in the temple with her..! If he had done..maybe she would be alive…

Nova felt like crying herself but instead she offered a sweethearted embrace.

“I don´t need your pity” argued  Merukimon , half enraged half confused.
“It´s not” replied the girl still hugging him
” Then what´s this?” he was never hugged before and the feeling was overwhelming
“Empathy”
“UH?!”
“My current mother once said that the difference between pity and empathy is that the first one is about a half-hearted feeling of sympathy but you aren´t thinking of moving a finger to help the heartbroken person ; empathy means acknowledging the suffering part´s issues and willing to do something to alleviate his/her pain besides being a hired ear. Regardless of the result, being a success or a failure doing what you can to help solve the issue  is an  invaluable asset” Nova´s voice was as soft and sweet as honey “At the beginning I didn´t give a damn about this world. I can only dream of finding my brother an go back home” she made a pause “But now I am a candidate for King, I accepted the task of freeing this world from Piedmon´s claws. I gave my word that I will fight until the very end to fix this mess”

“So?”

“While I can´t revive your priestess, I hereby offer my friendship Merukimon” she continued “This world was stolen of his most wonderful asset, hope. May you help me restore Hope to this beautiful land….?”

Merukimon stared at the girl for a long moment. She was a mere human and owned no powers.
Yet she managed to gain everybody´s respect and was now known as the White King.
And her compassion was as touching as Kabuki Sakuyamon´s. Yes, he could see a little bit of his former love inside those eyes…

“Yes, I will”

Meetings new friends


 

After what seemed an eternity the Takariyama family succeed on adopting the orphans Nova and Magnus and moved back to Japan.
While the husband was still busy settling in his new job at the Diet, Reika Takariyama looked for a new home for the family. There was no way they would live in a hotel forever but at the same time it wasn´t easy find a place that was pet friendly (the kids would never part ways with their cat Marsha and the Takariyamas couldn´t bear to separate the kids from their pet after losing their biological parents)

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In the end Reika Takariyama was told of an apartment complex in Odaiba and took the kids with her.
The apartment  wasn´t as beautiful or big as she hoped it could be, but it was okay.
When she asked the kids what they though about it, only Magnus said he liked it. Nova, who was still struggling to come to terms with her new life in the foreign Japan, would refuse to open her mouth. She would only cling to her elder brother.

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“Come on!” they heard an excited yell when they headed outside, after a brief inspection to the place “You are hitting the ball like a girl!”
“Says the google girl?!”
“Whatever!” a brunette little girl and a light orange haired boy were playing football soccer in the patio. They were so immersed in their game that would let, time to time, escape some enthusiastic curses
“And Pele-sama is about to score a goal….goal!!!” and the girl kicked the ball so hard that sent it flying to the streets. The ball fell over a nearby car and set off its alarm!
“Damn!” exclaimed the boy covering his ears “You really scored it! Thanks to you I´m going deaf! ”
“What can I say? ” Tia giggled “I´m good!”

One passerby neighbor sighed and approached Reiko Takariyama.

“I hope you aren´t considering moving here, you will regret it” said the old lady “Yagami and Takenouchi are this neighborhood´s nightmare! Nobody can get a hold of these brats and …” and offered a generous amount of tales detailing how nasty were the kids.

The more she listened, Reiko Takariyama´s smile grew wider.

“I see” she replied in the end “Thank you for your concern” and the old lady , seemingly convinced that the newcomer would follow her advice said her goodbyes and continued her path.

But that same day the Takariyamas signed the deal.

And Nova and Magnus would become Tia Yagami and Sora Takenouchi´s new neighbors…

The eternal fashionista


Here I portrayed Nova Takariyama, again,  when she´s 20. Nova is the human incarnation from an Angewomon from reality 04 although she´s a digidestined from reality 12. For years she´d been unaware of her origins but eventually will learn about her other self and learn to embrace her.

Meanwhile she sees herself as an avant-garde digidestined and whenever the seasons change, so do her wardrobe. Besides, she loves to doll herself for her partner Ange, a very special Angemon ;)

I can´t help but love designing these outfits :flirty:

 

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