As the day of the science fair approached Magnus consecrated his time (awake and asleep) on exploring the secrets of his unusual gift.
“Never, in one hundred years, expected to receive jewellery from a perfect stranger” he once again looked at the circular bracelet that adorned his right wrist “But if this thing´s the key to kick Akiyama´s ass, then it´s okay in my book”
Never mind the strange dreams he´d been having every single night, never mind the shock of his life when one morning he woke up with a strange artifact attached on his hand after dreaming about a capriccious angel. All what mattered in Magnus Takariyama´s mind was winning the bloody bet. He was going to get first place in the upcoming science fair and nothing else.
Second place wasn´t an option.
“If I WIN you´ll have no choice but to give me your blessings…I am seriously considering making your sis my future fiancée” Ryo Akiyama´s words still echoed through Magnus´s mind with an agreeable touch of triumph that made the Nikitich blood boil each time.
“OVER MY DEAD BODY” There was no way he would lose to his best frenemy!
“What´s the matter ?” asked a pristine voice just behind his back “I don´t recall anything to do with Death, do I?”
Magnus didn´t bother to turn around his head.
“No greetings today?” smirked the visitor”That´s quite rude!”
” Considering how you always show up uninvited in my dreams I´m being fairly polite” answered Magnus, focusing his entire attention over his job. He was floating in the middle of nowhere, with an ocean of data going across all the way. Magnus was busy analizing the constant influx of codes and data that were being projected by the bracelet and echoing through the firmament.
“Dork” a luminous hand caressed the lad´s fringe “Your dreams would be boring without me”
Magnus finally turned his head around and did not hide an irritated sigh.
“And you must be pretty bored, Shukumeimon, if you are such in dire need of messing up with my mind” sentenced Magnus. A fortnight transcurred since the day Magnus was granted the bracelet and learned that it wasn´t an ordinary jewell but a powerful machine known as “digivice”. Whenever Magnus´s asleep, Shukumeimon would show up. Sometimes he would leave some hints, others simply tease Magnus but the lad soon learned how to unlock most of the device´s secrets ; by the time he was awake Magnus would put on practice everything he learned by pushing the tiny buttons and project a holographic computer in front of him! After a week Magnus discovered he could do whatever he wanted from that point, create holograms , manipulate other machines without laying a finger on them , hack the global system while still doing his business in the loo, teleportation…and the sky wasn´t the limit!
” True” conceeded the angel and leaned on the lad´s shoulders “I see that you are still reconfigurating my present, aren´t you?”
“Well, I´m actually done with that part. All what´s left is transferring part of the information to the other device” explained the lad “Akiyama will go bonkers once I´m finished with it”
“You are a special case, Magnus. I assumed you were going to show the digivice in the fair and here you are, working your butt in something else. Isn´t my gift wonderful enough?”
“It´s wonderful, indeed. But it would not be fair to the other contestants if I show up with something I didn´t build with my own hands” he was a guy who was always willing to clear up any challenge by the right way so cheating was a no-no “Well, in any case, I am building something that will actually respond to the digivice so I am also acknowledging your merit”
“Merit?” the angel frowned “I already squinted at the monstrosity you are building in your basement. Come on! A Frankenstein version of an organ with some computer stuff? Are you serious about winning with THAT?!”
“Yup!” Magnus didn´t bpay attention at the angel´s disgusted expression when he was more than entertained figuring out certain algorithms ” It certainly looks ugly, but hey! My highschool does not allow part-time jobs and father rarely gives more than 7,000 yens in my monthly allowance. So I am literally a poor, starving student!”
Of course he wouldn´t tell the part where he had so many fangirls that he rarely had to buy his lunch. Everyday he was given several delicious bentos, courtesy from his adoring classmates. Yet he could never beat Tia Yagami´s record. Tia was the most popular student from the entire school…or district!
“But you put in shame my gift! That thing you are building is HORRIBLE!” Shukumeimon facepalmed “Okay, young man. What´s the PURPOSE of that asquerosidad?”
“I am going to emulate the Stargate movie, it will open portals” explained Magnus” Einstein always said that it was possible to travel through time , and I say that through time and space. I am also following Pythagoras because music will be the key to open the gates to wherever place I want”
Shukumimon didn´t reply but his smile grew wider. Given some more time his current human incarnation may nail Yggdrasil´s code frequency!
“You are nuts” finally declared the blond long haired angel “Totally my type”
“Sorry, you are not my type” replied Magnus.
“Bummer!” Shukumeimon got closer to Magnus and caressed one of the lad´s fringes “Is because of the Y chromosome stuff? ”
“Neah!” Magnus finally stared at him and showing a solemn expression he continued “I am not into winged assholes, if I had to share a closet with an asshole I already have Akiyama!”and winked an eye.
Shukumeimon ended exploding in laughter.
“Holy digimentals! You are really a piece of art!”
And shukumeomon kept laughing during the entire session, not everyday he was outsmarted by one of his human counterparts…