CHAPTER XXIV

Lucemon ´s key vanished in the act but he didn´t mind since it was just supposed to be a temporal tool anyways. Neo was the real prize among the angels´s powers…

“JUST BECAUSE YOU OWN THE TECHNIQUE TO CAUSE TIME AND SPACE ALTERATIONS IN A REALITY IT DOESN´T MEAN YOU CAN RECREATE TIME AS SUCH” declared Lucemon “BUT SINCE YOUR KNOWLEDGE IS A FINE ONE, COMBINED WITH OMEGAEXOGRIMMON  YOU MAY FINALLY REALIZE THE TRUE POWER TO CHANGE CREATION FROM SCRATCH!” and ended his cruel statement with a laugh

“But he once destroyed the universe!” Norun mumbled, dumbfounded “There´s no way you can outmatch Neo-sama!”

“AS IF! THAT WAS JUST A GRANDEUR OF DELUSION! ” teased the evil angel “GO AHEAD AND CONSUME THIS FOOL ”

The dragon roared his assent and began its horrific process.

“UURGHH…” Neo kept struggling “I CAN´T BE DEFEATED BY A MERE INSECT!”

“YOU ARE THE MERE INSECT, FOOL” declared OMEGAEXOGRIMMON plunging his teeth deeper into his wounds, ready to absorb his codes.

Norun ´s heart kept beating violently, she could never anticipate such thing happening…!

“COME ON! EAT HIM!” Lucemon´s evil laughs finally got the best of Norun.

Norun vs Lucemon by Ayhelenk

“NOT IF I DEFEAT YOU FIRST!” and absolutely irked, the young Goddess prepared her weapon and launched a surprise  attack towards Lucemon. Her movements proved to be quite  fast and Lucemon would had lost a wing  had he not managed to evade her spear in time. Yet he lost some feathers and the view of them falling from his right wing made him so mad that he yelled:

“IMPUDENT!!! HOW DARE YOU?! ”

“NO” and she kept attacking once and again “How dare you bring an Apocalypse to my territory?!

“BECAUSE IN ORDER TO BRING HEAVEN I MUST EXPURGATE THE CORRUPTION THAT LURKS IN THE UNIVERSES!” Lucemon summoned a spear himself”AND YOUR CORRUPTION IS BEYOND SALVATION!” and began his counterattack.

“MY FEELINGS EXACTLY!” and the weapons clashed.

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Meanwhile, flying across the Multiverse´s fabric, Chronomon uttered a curse. He was summoned to take down his corrupted counterpart Omegaexogrimmon but the latter managed to release his tail from his claws during the change of dimension and took off immediately to another gate.

“No matter what you do, I can still follow the trail of corrupted data you left behind” mumbled the Phoenix-style digimon

And he could see it clearly, in the midst of chaos, despite the intermittent  succession of thunder and terrifying lightnings going across the cosmic interfaces that separated one reality from other, a line of corrupted codes . They were already dissolving,  faster than the speed of sound in order to fool the chaser so he wouldn´t be able to figure which interdimensional gate flew through . But Chronomon wasn´t a fool. All his senses were at their peak. Even if the codes were no longer at sight , the putrid smell still remained on the air and were easy to follow.

“Nothing will impede me from following through the protocols given!” and emitted a supersonic scream at a certain point. The scream did its trick and the gate, which was invisible until now, revealed its form and momentarily opened its door to Chronomon.

The deity hurried his speed. He was going to eliminate the menace no matter what since his only sole of living was to accomplish the task given. He could listen, reverberating through all his system several human voices shouting the same thing: “PROTOCOL 8!”

“….just like the last time, several millennia ago…going through the same…being reborn once more only for ….” his line of thoughts were silenced when he went through the gate and it closed immediately after him.

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Stance. Advance. Lunge. Slope. Charge. Clash!

Deflect.Pass forward. Pivot. And charge!

Norun´s Spear and Lucemon´s sword of light crossed paths once and again, summoning a bolt of lightnings with each clash. Threatening to devastate the entire castle with each hit.

“DO YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN TAKE ME DOWN?!” shouted Norun “WE ARE ON DIFFERENT LEVELS NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU TRY!”

Despite being a sweet, meek girl she was still Yggdrasil. One of the incarnations of the Holy  Computer Host of the Digiworld. And there was no way an average fallen angel  could be a match against her. Especially when she was ANGRY.

“UGHH..” Lucemon was now on the defensive posture, doing his best to repel her spear without losing an eye in the process. “The other guy was right about her, even if she only possess a half of Yggdrasil´s powers she´s horrendously powerful ” he thought “But as long as I keep her occupied, distracted, then Project Chronos can go ahead as planned..” and he squinted at the monster devouring Neo.

“ARGGGGGHHHH!!!!!” Neo never imagined that someday he would be treated as bait by a fellow deity. It was illogical, it was madness. HE WAS FUTURE INCARNATED. And he could do nothing but let himself being eaten ! “YGGDRASIL!!!! YGDRASIL!!”

“Neo!” she pushed back Lucemon with a good clash and the impact sent Lucemon to the end of the abyss, such was Norun´s strength. Without the winged brat´s interference, the girl immediately flew to assist the struggling Neo.

“RESIST! I AM GOING TO FREE YOU!” and threw her spear at Omegaexogrimmon´s forehead. The spear, embedded with the computer´s host codes, did not fail to reach its target and ended piercing one of the monster´s eyes!

“ARRRRRRGHHHH!!!!” the creature , due to the pain, loosened a bit his claws. Neo felt some relief and immediately looked down, his eyes opened in surprise when he saw the little Goddess flying to his encounter , ready to free him.

“Why…why…?” he was still too much in pain to move, the bites from Omegaexogrimmon drained almost a an 85% of his vital energy  but that didn´t prevent him from muttering a surprised expression.

“Because you don´t deserve this” replied Norun “And you are part of this world” Neo was an aberration, a Digimon that should not had existed in first place but his existence took place anyways because of Barbamon´s plot to replace Yggdrasil ´s system with his very own. He was supposed to be his puppet only for the evil Lord of Chaos find his deserved death…Yet Norun´s words reached Neo´s ears and he, for a split of a moment, felt a warmth wave running through his system. His cheeks, usually pale, gained a slight rosy color and his eyes, that were supposed to be nothing but emptiness, felt a little wet.

Is this the so called compassion?, his inner self wavered, is that what gives humanity the power to defeat the Future…?

“NEO! TAKE MY HAND!” demanded Norun, getting closer to the hostage “COME ON!”

Omegaexogrimmon , despite writhing in pain because of his missing eye, refused to let go of his prey. His claws closed around Neo tighter than before, pressing his body with such cruelty that he almost passed out. But he could see Norun´s hand and instead of passing out, he struggled to regain conscience.

“Ughhh…” with some difficulty the creature  freed one of his arms. “Why…are..you trying..to save…me?”

“Because I forgave you” Despite all his destructive actions from the past, Norun had a huge heart and it always had room for everybody, even former villains. If she had no problem forgiving Zanbamon and Magna Angemon despite their roles in Barbamon´s evil plans, why shouldn´t she embrace Neo as well? “I did it the very same day you rebuilt our world. And I believe in that little spark of hope that is hiding under all that tough exterior of yours…please, give me your hand!”

And that´s it. Neo´s core was shaken at least and without thinking anymore he extended his hand. The gesture brightened Norun´s heart like a dozen suns and her self confidence ascended a couple of levels as well.

“All of this…I wouldn´t think I was capable of accomplishing something like that if I was my past self…thanks Tsurugi-san!” if it wasn´t because of the digidestineds´s strong will there wouldn´t be a Digiworld anymore. The goddess learned so much from them and even if they parted ways, she would always embrace the newly founded strength and compassion that were transmitted to her. Her eyes met Neo once again and noticed the raw emotion emerging from them and his shaking hand…he was thinking the same, wasn´t him?  The Goddess´s fingers reached the fallen ones and…

“NO WAY !!!! GRAND CROSS!!!!!”

It happened so fast that even Norun´s godly senses did not react in time. Suddenly  a monstrous set of ten ten super-heated spheres of light arranged in a cruciform syzygy emerged from the abyss and charged against Norun´s back.

“ARRRGH!!!”  Neo´s eyes opened in horror. The majestic, beautiful little Goddess found herself screaming in agony; the sudden attack was more powerful than ten Seraphimons Seven Heavens´s attacks! Her wings were shattered in pieces and her sweet hand, which was about to touch  his, could not accomplish the desired goal.

“I AM GOING TO CREATE A NEW PARADISE FROM SCRATCH AND IMPURITIES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN IT!” Lucemon emerged from the abyss, unscathed and more pissed than ever!  “AND I MEAN IT!!!! DIVINE FEET!!!!!”

And again, Norun was unable to either predict nor avoid the enemy´s actions and a huge spear of light was thrown against her. When the girl turned her head her eyes could only see the tip of the weapon, intended to erase her codes for good. Such was her confusion that she didn´t wonder how Lucemon, whose hierarchy wasn´t close to hers, could suddenly wield so much power. Angels had their limits, especially a rookie like him. He shouldn´t be able to even cause a scratch on her skin, whenever she was wearing what she called her Shadow ( Yggdrasil´s original armored body) or not. And he managed to inflict an unimaginable pain to her system that even Barbamon couldn´t dream about.

“The thing is, my dear Goddess, is that you are a sore in the new equation” a phantasmagoric figure of Saturn Angemon emerged above Lucemon and his voice overlapped the little angel´s  “Can´t you understand that our Chronos ´s purpose is nothing but undo the gross heresies that had been plaguing the Multiverse? SO BE GONE!!!” and with a sweeping motion of his hand  he summoned a cascade of energy and redirected it towards Omegaexogrimmon which was still shouting in agony due to the spear piercing his right eye “COME ON AND DEVOUR HER AS WELL!!!!”

As soon as the codes entered into his system, the monster  furiously pulled out the weapon from his face and his wound closed in a whim. A new eye replaced the pierced one and his body shone with hatred. The monster did not waste a moment and immediately charged against the Goddess of the Digiworld.

“YGGDRASIL-SAMA!!!”  Neo finally shouted in despair…

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Tokyo

“YOU..YOU..ARE..GOING..TO…” the angel ´s lips moved at least, muttering choked words “PAY..FOR THIS!!!” fist moved furiously towards his opponent´s face only to be stopped by one of the latter´s fingers!

“OH CRAP!” Tsurugi fell to his knees.

“PLEASE, STOP!” Pixiemon reinforced the shield since the fist´s stop still sent a helluva of an expansive wave towards its surroundings. The bridge´s foundations trembled due to the extraordinary warrior´s latent strengths and if the fight kept going on the entire bridge could suffer an irremediable collapse!

“Foolish one who believes that is a match against a god” Gabriel´s smile turned into a more sober one “I’m going to give you a sentence, a full sentence with a noun and a verb and a possible agitate. I don’t like all these judges running around with their half baked sentences, that´s how you get salmonella poisoning” and his foot moved, making Magna Angemon trip.

His other hand, though, caught the angel by the waist to prevent his fall and Gabriel´s face now leaned quite closely towards Magna´s.

” I RESPOND TO NO ONE BUT MY OWN WILL” the tanned teenager  now exhibited a solemn expression, his face became so close to the angel´s that their lips were a few inches apart. Magna Angemon ´s cheeks involuntarily blushed but his eyes kept flaring with anger since Gabriel-sama was doing anything but humiliate his pride as an angel!

Gabriel wasn´t finished with his statement, though.

“I may be Yggdrasil´s other self but I am also my own individual. Hence, I shall do whatever I please, go wherever I please and the wonderland can turn into dust before I bent my free will towards the likes of a magnificent ignorant that blindly follows my sister´s words…”

It was in the middle of his grandiose, egoistical speech that  Gabriel felt a chill in his lower back; his eyes opened wide,  an uncalled feeling of uneasiness made its way to his heart and  instinctively, summoned a spell. The following moment silence befell on the site. Magna Angemon and the kids ´s voices were silenced, Pixiemon´s wings stood still in the air and the passing cars´s noise stopped in a sudden. Gabriel did not wink. Time had been stopped all the way.

“Good heavens” he mumbled, slightly annoyed “Imouto, dear, what´s the newest mess  of yours that is attempting to crawl under my skin?”

He rose up his head and looked at the firmament. His godly eyes went across the blue exterior and dug deep through the invisible codes that separated the Human and Digital worlds.

“BLESSED BARRIERS THOU DOEST SEPARATE THE WORLDS , THOU HAST LISTEN TO YE GOD´S  WILL AND A GOD´S WILL  SHALT NOT BE IGNORED….SHOW ME WHAT´S HAPPENING IN THE OTHER SIDE OF YE DOOR” his casual, jokey tone was replaced with a one that promised sparkles and thunders and the sky uncovered a gap composed of digital codes and in turn, Norun´s latest actions.

At first, the child was giving instructions to Magna Angemon and Pixiemon about HIS PERSONA before sending them away to the human world. Gabriel smirked.

“I knew it!”

But the smirk turned into a sober line in Gabriel´s face when few moments later, Lucemon manifested above the castle and began his round of demands.

“Nicely done , sister” Lucemon´s definition of heaven managed to get an irritated sigh from Mikihara ” No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise. Once again you fished  revered assholes in your net. Oh, ’tis love, ’tis love that makes the world go round!” added with sarcasm the moment Norun said no to the little angel´s offer and provoked his anger.

Of course, Norun tried to reason with the intruder but to no avail. He proved to be a madman and when she pointed that fact to the little winged asshole, of course his anger multiplied to 100 and soon was yelling his lungs out.

Oh, you can’t help that, said the Cat: we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” Gabriel shook his head as if asking for some patience.  “or you wouldn’t have come here.”

All what he could see was a classic example of a cliché villain that was embedded with deity issues. But no matter how much that winged brat protested, he was a Digital Angel (albeit a stinky one) and not a God. According to the universal Law the angelic type had no business when it comes about creating or destroying universes so Lucemon was CLEARLY OVERSTEPPING his boundaries.

“And thou shall be the maddest nutcracker of all” sentenced in the end “and not as charming as Tchaikovsky sensei´s”

The scene kept rolling and Gabriel´s cynical expression wavered for a moment when he watched the resurrection of Neo and his willingness to attack Norun only to become an unwilling victim of Lucemon´s trap, who wanted nothing from him besides becoming a raw source of codes to the summoned Omegaexogrimmon. And it was so visceral!

“Oh, holiness!” muttered Gabriel “it is as horrid as  that episode from Evangelion when the Eva 01 entered into the bersek mode”

He was referring to episode 19 when Shinji´s Eva managed to release itself from any suppressor codes by destroying its armor and heading directly towards the fallen enemy, a monster catalogued as an angel, and proceeded to devour its flesh. Besides considered a golden  oldie , Gabriel couldn´t help but fall in love with that peculiar anime. It was quite fitting to his tastes, much for his love of mechas and  people with twisted personalities.

But when Norun ´s spear pierced the monster´s eye, Gabriel´s heart began to beat in excitement.

“OKAY. I take back everything I said about my sister. She´s not the cotton sugar and boring individual gal  I believed she was!” and he bit his tongue, feeling the excitement growing more and more.

It was somewhat refreshing watching her dirty her hands and fight directly against the threats instead of summoning a batch of kiddos to clean up her messes. He could had gone back to the Digiworld, long time ago, and rescued her from Barbamon and his loonies´s trap. It would had been a piece of cake for him taking down those assholes and prevent them from messing up with his former body. Yet Gabriel chose not to move a single finger despite Norun´s desperate telepathic calls of help.

“You were pretty aware of Barbamon´s shady movements but your sugary personality is so easy to fool,Imouto !” he remember saying to her, too via telepathy “You let him take over our old piece of junk, so bear with it”

“But it´s your body as well!” she pleaded at that time “Don´t you care at all?!”

“Not when it comes to stupidity. Your mess, your responsibility” at that time he was having fun visiting Yokohama and the city was way more appealing than going back to a place that bored him for ages because of Norun “If you still retain some of our former self´s brains then I´m pretty confident you´ll figure out a way to solve the catastrophe”

And so she did, by summoning Tsurugi Tatsuno and his friends to the Digiworld and pretty much like in a clichéd Fairy Tale, she played the part of the captive princess while the digidestineds rushed to save both her and the entire Digital World. Of course, they eventually managed to solve the whole conflict and reach an unsatisfactory happy ending.

At least, that´s how he considered it. From all the possible endings it felt rushed, anticlimatic and the heroes barely savored the victory before being sent back home…like a mangaka  pressured by editorial monkeys to conclude the story earlier than mandated and only given a few pages to wrap the story…

Or not, according to the gruesome counterattacks Lucemon threw at Norun´s back!

“I AM GOING TO CREATE A NEW PARADISE FROM SCRATCH AND IMPURITIES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN IT!” Lucemon emerged from the abyss, unscathed and more pissed than ever!  “AND I MEAN IT!!!! DIVINE FEET!!!!!”

And again, Norun was unable to either predict nor avoid the enemy´s actions and a huge spear of light was thrown against her. When the girl turned her head her eyes could only see the tip of the weapon, intended to erase her codes for good.

Gabriel flickered.

How could an insignificant winged, brat whose hierarchy wasn´t even close to Norun´s, could suddenly wield so much power? Angels had their limits, especially a rookie like him.

“I don´t get it. He shouldn´t be able to even cause a scratch on her skin” Gabriel crossed his arms, a bit concerned.

A millennia ago, as his past self, he recalled  another Lucemon´s incursion from another reality to the Digiworld and having caused mischief right during a final battle between a Quartzmon (how could he forget about that asshole who managed to infect the Digiworld´s Host Computer a.ka his former self and almost blew up  both Digiworld and Human worlds) and a digidestined whose name escapes his memory( unlike Alice-kun and his friends he had been summoned from an alternate universe)   and  his Omegamon. Quartzmon was easily dispatched but Lucemon ended becoming a nasty, unexpected surprise who tried to accomplish where Quartzmon failed and before being defeated for good managed to annihilate Yggdrasil´s closest guardian: Clavis Angemon.The memory of that loss clouded Gabriel´s eyes for the first time but immediately brushed it off. The past was the past and he was more interested in catching up with the present despite its annoyance.

“Ugh, nasty” he frowned after seeing Norun´s suffering the most  painful attack  into her system “I can´t say sister is having it easy this time, who the hell is that asshole?”

As if Fate heard his question, the camera focused on a prime shot of Lucemon and Gabriel´s mouth opened wide when he distinguished an ethereal, angelic figure behind him!

“The thing is, my dear Goddess, is that you are a sore in the new equation” a phantasmagoric figure of Saturn Angemon emerged above Lucemon and his voice overlapped the little angel´s.

“…” Gabriel did not mutter a word yet his mind couldn´t help but ask who the heck was that scythed , silver haired Magna Angemon type loser.

“Can´t you understand that our Chronos ´s purpose is nothing but undo the gross heresies that had been plaguing the Multiverse? ” Lucemon´s lips were moving but his voice sounded way graver and sour than the kiddie´s , so it was more than evident that two fellas were speaking through Lucemon´s tiny throat “SO BE GONE!!!” and with a sweeping motion of his hand  he summoned a cascade of energy and redirected it towards Omegaexogrimmon which was still shouting in agony due to the spear piercing his right eye “COME ON AND DEVOUR HER AS WELL!!!!”

As soon as the codes entered into his system, the monster  furiously pulled out the weapon from his face and his wound closed in a whim. A new eye replaced the pierced one and his body shone with hatred. The monster did not waste a moment and immediately charged against the Goddess of the Digiworld.

For the first time, Gabriel Mikihara felt the chills running through his system.

“Oh, goodness…”

“YGGDRASIL-SAMA!!!”  now the camera focused on Neo, shouting in fear and despair.

Norun was already falling, her wings were so damaged and her own vitality was lowering quite fast that she couldn´t levitate anymore. Omegaexogrimmon, still holding his other prey, was heading like the predator he was configured to be ready to catch the little girl with his teeth and eat her in a single mouthful!

“What are you going to do, sister?” Gabriel still refused to feel any sort of sympathy towards his younger sister “Summon this loyal lackey back to your side?” he looked at the frozen silhouette of Magna Angemon, about to trip to the floor due to an unexpected attack from Gabriel ´s foot. If time hadn´t frozen, the pissy angel´s ass would ´d met the pavement “He would gladly join the fight and protect your frilly self, little sister” he then looked at Tsurugi and the rest, also frozen in their spots “I´m surprised you ´didn´t activate their digivices and call them  back to duty and revive the Arbitrators. Or are you that desperate to demonstrate that you are finally able to protect the worlds without any help? Or are you expecting ME stepping in the Digiworld business?”

For a thousandth of a second, Norun´s eyes met Gabriel´s. And her silver pupils shone in that moment, as if she heard his words. Her lips muttered something  and Gabriel couldn´t help but let escape a giggle.

“No way, dear sis!” he replied “I am not interested in resuming Yggdrasil´s role! even if you are on the verge of death, even if a crazy monster destroys the digiwold once again…!” if Norun was the personification of sweetness, compassion and responsibility the elder brother was egoism incarnated with some touches of insolence, assholism and lack of commitment. He wasn´t interested in saving anybody´s life, he just wanted to witness something unique that may or not pique his interest.

And his interest was awakened with the following sequence.

First, the monster could not touch Norun since Neo, miraculously, released himself from Omegaexogrimmon´s claws and launched a surprise attack towards the latter which threw the dragon off Norun´s reach.

“Norun-sama!!!!” the almost reformed villain rushed to Norun´s side and succeeded on catching her and swiftly transported the goddess back to the castle. Neo swiftly landed on the terrace, now completely deprived of the beautiful Victorian garden since Lucemon ´s hatred made the roses wither and there wasn´t even a red petal lounging on the site.

“DO YOU THINK YOU CAN WIN AGAINST US?!” Lucemon, irked to the core, summoned more power and once again directed it towards Omegaexogrimmon. The virus, with the second boost in his system, tripled its size! “GO AHEAD AND CONSUME EVERYTHING SO WE CAN BRING NEW HEAVEN!!!!”

Orders given, orders to be followed but Neo, now engulfed with the urge of protecting Yggdrasil , also powered up and Gabriel couldn´t help but feel respect towards him when his body lightened up like a little sun and attracted , from several corners of the Digiworld, 8 shining symbols!

“Whoa, can´t believe it!” muttered the egoist teenager god “I would recognize those elements even if I was blindfolded! ”

There they were, rushing to the pair´s aid, the Water, Machine/Mutant, Insect/Plant, Dragon, Bird, Dark and Holy digimemories.

The Digiworld, having learned about the imminent danger,  instinctively released the 8 Digimemories in order to protect its reality. And its feelings of preserving its life resonated with Neo´s willingness to give everything he had to protect Norun and her dear world so the world´s heart embraced Neo´s. Each digimemory found a place in Neo´s body, just like in other times and the fella immediately had a boost in both his appearance and powers as well. Only this time the digimemories chose to become a part of him and Neo finally understood what Tsurugi and the others tried to tell him when it came to true power: no true power can be achieved by enforcing its own system of belief  but by opening one self´s heart to the world that surrounds you, embracing the good, the bad and the imperfection that was Life itself.

That was it. Neo finally understood.

And its first action was repelling both Omegaexogrimmon and Lucemon´s simultaneous attacks and engage in a formidable battle. Norun , with her face covered in tears, could only watch from below.

“Yet I have the feeling it´s not enough” declared Gabriel “And judging by your face, my dear sister, you think the same. Otherwise, why are you holding that KEY right NOW?” the key Norun showed to both Magna Angemon and Pixiemon shone in her hand. The girl was holding it as if it was a reliquary.  Gabriel looked through his pocket and his hand uncovered an identical key. “All these centuries and I wonder if HE will come if either of us finally decide to use it…”

The battle proceeded and both sides of Yggdrasil held tighter to their parts of the KEY. Neo fought bravely against the foes but Gabriel would soon find out a radical change in the equations that even Neo couldn´t sort. The worst of scenarios. The events showed Lucemon´s menace  increasing in a monstrous  way to the point that, he, like the Neo from the past, grabbed the holiest power of all by bringing, finally, the so dreaded End of the World. And this time, even Neo was unable to stop the Apocalypse despite his best efforts and  no matter how much he tried to summon his own universe, Lucemon´s proved to be way more powerful. The vortex of destruction began , the Digiworld found itself being sucked into the nothingness. It was nightmare incarnate all over the way!

“Sis, again, aren´t you going to call for your beloved digidestineds´s help?” despite the horrifying scenario, Gabriel kept watching. For him, been there, done that. He was willing to push the limits to the very extreme if that meant meeting with an interesting turn of events “Summon the Arbitrators even if they won´t be a thing against the Apocalypse unleashed by the little madman?”

“…you are right” Norun replied to his words at least! She was lying on the ground, defenseless but then she stood up firm”I am going to make a CALL” the little girl looked at her cosmic key and placed a little prayer “Please, bring HIM here. Because a millennia ago he promised to….·

It was when everything seemed completely lost when the key lent its power. A multicolored beam of light pierced through the engulfing Chaos , making it scream in pain. Then…suddenly… something else showed up in equation under the form  of a pair of running individuals and the splitting superior forms of a patamon…two blonde fellas manifested from nowhere and jumped straight to where Norun was followed by a set of Angemon, Magna Angemon and Seraphimon!

“YOU CALLED” the guys said in unison and the angels surrounded the pair, ready to join the battlefield and…

The call of Hope by Ayhelenk

“…hum…I see” said Gabriel  some moments later and switched off the screen. He had watched more than enough “Unavoidable in the end, huh?”

What he witnessed already happened and was happening in that very moment or was about to happen. In a God´s business, Time cannot be considered lineal when he´s used to jump through it . So for him, today, tomorrow and yesterday weren´t all that limited yet there were certain elements that ought to be left untouched in order to allow a fluid course of events in a mainstream timeline . Those were the rules. But when a madman with excess of power isn´t following them…

” Like it or not, I can´t avoid this matter. It´s not just mine, it´s something that is of EVERYBODY´S concern. So, sister, you win. I´ll participate as well…but under my own terms, of course”

He looked again at Magna Angemon and the kids, they were like statues. Of course he had to release them sooner or later besides the entire human world, immersed into the time freezing spell as well. A smile showed up in his tanned face. For all he knew, he was going to have lots of fun. Beginning with Magna Angemon, he looked so cute without his helmet and that irked expression that Gabriel  felt tempted to kiss him! He leaned towards Magna Angemon and ended pinching his nose.

“I am so jealous of my sister right now, you are all this worked up because of her sake” sighed Gabriel “Whatever” Gabriel resumed the exact position he was and summoned the spell that allowed Time to flow once again…

I’m going to give you a sentence, a full sentence with a noun and a verb and a possible agitate. I don’t like all these judges running around with their half baked sentences, that´s how you get salmonella poisoning” and his foot moved, making Magna Angemon trip.

His other hand, though, caught the angel by the waist to prevent his fall and Gabriel´s face now leaned quite closely towards Magna´s.

” I RESPOND TO NO ONE BUT MY OWN WILL” the tanned teenager  now exhibited a solemn expression, his face became so close to the angel´s that their lips were a few inches apart. Magna Angemon ´s cheeks involuntarily blushed but his eyes kept flaring with anger since Gabriel-sama was doing anything but humiliate his pride as an angel!

Gabriel wasn´t finished with his statement, though.

“I may be Yggdrasil´s other self but I am also my own individual. Hence, I shall do whatever I please, go wherever I please and the wonderland can turn into dust before I bent my free will towards the likes of a magnificent ignorant that blindly follows my sister´s words…” and he unceremoniously let Magna Angemon fall to the ground

“Magna Angemon-sama-pi!!” Pixiemon ´s little body trembled “Please, Yggdrasil-sama reconsider!”

“If he´s Norun-chan´s brother why is he fighting against Magna Angemon?” Ami gasped, now beginning to see the picture with more clarity.

“Beats me! he´s an asshole!” Tsurugi never whished he had his digimon back into his hands, as Victory Greymon ready to kick that lunatic´s ass!

Gabriel then turned his attention towards Pixiemon and the kids.

“Alice-kun” he walked towards them “If you are that willing to teach me a lesson, it shall be” his right hand made a swift move, like a magician and summoned a golden key.

Suddenly the kids´s pockets began to shine!

“WHAT…?!”

Nervously, the trio looked through their pockets and much to their surprise they found out that their digivices were in function mode…like in the digiworld!

Magna Angemon stood up at last and the sight of the shining digivices momentarily made him forget about his rage.

“Didn´t you wish to rejoin your digimons, Alice-kun?” Gabriel extended his hand, in a dramatic way as if he was performing a Shakespearean play “So let´s shall have your little dreams come alive once again. But if you dream to teach this walking God a lesson, first, you must go back to Wonderland my dears…”

And his Key then pointed to the sky and much to everybody´s surprise a golden pillar emerged from the skies and began to consume everything

In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream- Lingering in the golden gleam- Life, what is it but a dream?”  Gabriel sighed “A warning though, the Wonderland you once knew it´s not the same Wonderland from Yesterday. And it shall not be the same by Tomorrow…”

And his smile was the last thing that the group saw before Digimons and  Digidestineds were sucked into the light.

Gabriel closed his eyes and before giving himself into the light as well he muttered to himself: “Yes, HE´S BACK. And I can´t wait to see how this game unfolds this time….”

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