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Digimon: We Can't Win (PG-13)


An original story I've been cooking up for some time now. First chapters are a little short, but it does get a lot better. Comments appreciated, thanks!

Chapter 1

“Finally, spring break!”

Sometimes, you just gotta let loose, you know? That's what Alec was thinking when he slammed his school locker and sped down the hall.

“Hey, I… Alright… See you later!” Vinni called after. Lucky for him, he was going to be visiting his mom in California for over the next week.

After weeks and weeks of tough homework, review, and tests, Alec was free to have his spring break to himself. He dodged the passing students as the exit came into view. “Urk!” He suddenly choked as an arm was stuck out to stop him in my tracks. Alec scrambled to gather lunchbox, and backpack. He looked up to find the physics teacher, Mr. Labberty grinning down at him.

“Your body's resistance to come to a sudden halt caused you to trip on your own feet and fall on the floor. What would be the correct term to describe this phenomenon, Mr. Ferren?”

Cringing and rubbed his *** painfully as he rose, Alec promptly replied, “Um… inertia, sir. Newton's 1st law of motion.”

“Good! I suggest that you take it easy, so to avoid repeating the demonstration… No running in the halls,” he said as he let the student pass. But Alec bumped into someone just walking out of physics. He fell to the ground again. “Mr. Ferren?” The voice was Mr. Labberty's again.

“Sigh, Newton's 2nd law of motion, sir. Force = mass x acceleration,” The boy grumbled.

“Good! Ms. Potter is taller than you, giving her more mass. The initial collision put enough force on your body to knock you to the floor again,” he said, making Shawn chuckle before she lent a hand.

“Hey, Alec! Gonna play basketball today?” She asked him casually.

“Uh… Of course, Shawn!” Alec’s face quickly flushed, but that didn't last long. A soccer ball came bouncing out of nowhere and knocked him in the head. He rubbed his head again while Shawn helped him up.

“Oops, sorry!” Exclaimed a kid.

“Mr. Ferren.” The teacher questioned Alec expectantly.

“Newton's 3rd law, sir. The ball hitting my head had an equal and opposite reaction of knocking me down and bouncing off in another direction.” he said, tiredly.

“Excellent! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to write up a detention for indoor soccer.” He left the scene and only Shawn and Alec remained. As the student gathered his things again, Shawn decided to start some small talk.

“So, uh… Been studying for that test, huh?” She said.

He scratched my earlobe nervously. “Yeah, glad it's over. So good luck with that upcoming tournament.”

“Oh, I've decided to skip it. I have too many things going on right now.” After she said that, a small electronic on her wrist began vibrating, and the screen was flashing red. It was orange, with three brown buttons, almost circular in shape.

“Hey, that's a weird looking cell phone.” Alec exclaimed, as he reached out to poke it. But she snatched it out of his reach and began running off.

“Sorry, I guess I can't play basketball today! Tell Tom I'm really sorry!” She dashed around the corner and out of sight. Leaving Alec clueless in the dust.

“Sigh… Well, I guess it’ll be just as fun without her. I just wish I knew why she had to disappear so much,” he hitched my pack over his shoulder and continued on with the day.


Here's another chapter. I know, first chapter wasn't really anything.

Chapter 2

Students flowed behind her as Shawn raced for the doors. She didn't have time to stop and chat, but at least her building wasn't far from the school. The device on her wrist starting beeped suddenly. “What? She never attacks unless I'm there… it must be an emergency,” she hopped over the back fence, dashed through the brush and almost leapt across the parking lot. She made her way up the flights of stairs and to her apartment. SLAM!

Mrs. Potter took her eyes off of the TV as her daughter bolted towards her room, “No basketball today?” She asked as Shawn disappeared into her room.

She quickly held her Digivice up to the computer, which opened a window showing what looked like a beach ball in a dark iron suit trying to chop up a puppy. “Salamon, what's your status?”

“We have another ally who has lost control somehow,” Salamon reported while dodging his spinning blades.

Shawn brought up another window, which displayed a picture of the opposing digimon, info, and statistics. “ShadowGladimon: Champion level Virus, a Mutant Digimon with a special 'Sword dancer' technique.” She closed the window to find Salamon leaping above ShadowGladimon for an attack, “No wait-“

“Puppy Howling!” Salamon shot a projectile sound wave at her foe. The digimon chuckled evilly as the attack bounced off his armor. “What!?”

“Sword Dancer!” ShadowGladimon spun into the air. He struck his target and Salamon cried with pain. She fell to the ground, trying not to show her pain.

“Salamon! We've never faced a Champion before, you don't know what you're up against.”

Salamon shook her head and got to her feet. “We are partners, it is my duty to do as you wish. In turn, you are my only friend in a harsh digital world. It hasn't been long since we first met… But I will do anything to make you happy! Puppy Howling!”

She fired another attack at ShadowGladimon, only to have it just brush off her target again. She fired a few more shots, but they didn't seem to have any effect. Shawn could do nothing but watch from the other side of her monitor as her digimon partner struggled to survive her companion's will.

`Salamon,' she thought, `Why do you go to such lengths to please me? You're putting my destiny before your own life… '

Her digivice screeched as it illuminated the room. Shawn had to cover her eyes from the blinding light. “What's this?”

An electronic voice blurted from the screen. “DIGIPORT OPEN”

A new light flashed from the digivice. Shawn screamed as the light engulfed her body and dove into the computer monitor.

Tears leaked from Salamon's eyes as the blades flew closer. Everything seemed as though it was in slow motion. ShadowGladimon's sword was an inch from Salamon's head when a light exploded between them.

“Nooo!!! That's the light of a digivice!” ShadowGladimon was blasted back into a tree, knocking it down. Salamon could only stare in amazement as the light formed into the shape of a girl. Shawn was clutching the digivice tightly, with an equally stunned face. She looked around at the scenery. Grass, trees, rocks, clear blue sky… She had entered the Digital World.

“Salamon?” Shawn looked down to see her partner lying weakly in the grass. She looked at the strange digivice that was responsible for her presence here.

“Impudent human! That toy cannot stop me! Sword Dancer!” ShadowGladimon had recovered, and he spun in for the kill. Shawn would be chopped to pieces. Shawn was motionless, frozen as her life flashed before her eyes.

“I WON'T LET YOU TOUCH MY PARTNER!!!!!” Salamon had leapt in the way of the attack. Shawn glanced at the digivice as it screeched. Salamon was enveloped in a beautiful, rainbow light.

“Salamon digivolve to…”

“Whoa…” was all Shawn could mutter as her friend changed.


A small, bipedal tiger with brown claws stood before her. Her digivice beeped and a computer window popped up in front of the screen. “Mikemon: Champion level. Data Attribute, Animal Digimon. Special Attack: Cat Claws.”

Mikemon jumped towards ShadowGladimon. With a gleam in her eye, she put her claws out front and braced for impact, “Cat Claws!” Her claws flashed with a blazing green aura and stopped the rotating blades in their tracks. Mikemon smacked his arms away, and dove for his center of gravity. Mikemon slashed at ShadowGladimon's armor countless times until he looked like he would fall part.

“Mikemon, you did it!” Shawn picked her up and hugged her tight. “I'm so glad you digivolved.”

“Purify Scan!”

A purple aura was swept away from the unconscious ShadowGladimon, leaving a normal Gladimon. The aura accumulated in the palm of a digimon standing in a nearby tree, and disappeared. Shawn and Mikemon were startled by the digimon's sudden appearance.

Shawn sneered at the shadowed figure, “Flamemon! Not you again. We can handle these dark digimon ourselves.” Flamemon chuckled and leapt down to the ground. He was now at eye level with Shawn.

“So we meet again, young human,” Flamemon bowed and kissed her hand, “So I see Salamon had finally digivolved? I hope it can handle a ShadowKokuwamon better than last time.”

“That was just a fluke!” She blurted. After about a month of investigating strange viruses in the Digital World from her computer, she had grown used to Flamemon butting in with his silly `By order of the Royal Knights…' business.

“Anyway, I am only fulfilling my duty by collecting this data for the Royal Knights. I have no intention to interfere with your games.”

“That's it! Shawn, let's teach him what we think about his Royal Knights!” Mikemon interjected, jabbing her claws like boxing gloves.

“I'm with you. Show us what you got, Flamemon!” She held up her new digivice for battle. Flamemon frowned.

“Is… Is that another… DigiCom?” He whispered, “I have no time for meaningless duels. I must report to my superiors,” Flamemon's body burst into flame, and then dimmed to reveal nothing but thin air where he stood.

Shawn stood there bewildered by his sudden exit, “…dumb guy.”

“California, here I come! Spring break's gonna be great at my mom's house!”

Vinni was relaxing in his comfortable window seat. Everything was perfect as his Minneapolis-San Francisco flight rode smoothly. The track team was tough this year and he finally had some time to himself… But that was quickly trashed as he glanced out the window to see a 7-foot dragonfly perched on the wing of the plane.


Putting the third chapter up now. I hope you like it.

Chapter 3

`Oh ****, oh ****, oh ****…' Vinni's mind was in a panic. His pleasant flight had turned into chaos. `This isn't right! That bug is bigger than me! What is it doing thousands of feet above the ground? Why is it on the plane? What is going on?' He took another look outside at the black monster grooming its eyeballs with many-jointed limbs.

`Alec sure knew a lot about stuff… Hey, that gives me an idea!' Vinni reached into his backpack for Alec’s laptop, which he had let him borrow for the trip. But with the computer, he pulled out a small electronic that wasn't there before.

“So you're saying there's no way to go home?”

“Sorry, but I've never seen a human in the digital world before. Don't worry, we'll find a way together.” Shawn and Salamon had been treading through a dense jungle since their run-in with Flamemon.

“At least it's still daylight,” Shawn exclaimed. They had entered a clearing after what seemed like hours of wandering. Shawn let out a sigh and spread out on the grass. Salamon sat and looked up at the sky.

“I want to thank you for helping me digivolve.” Shawn looked over at Salamon, a bit surprised at the sudden conversation.

“Don't worry about it. We have to work together if we're the only ones destined to save the digital world. Besides, we're way to tough for an iron basketball to beat us,” she chuckled.

Salamon tilted her head, “What's basketball? Does it involve a touchdown?”

“I just wanna make it back to home base,” just as Shawn said that, a Digi-egg fell from the sky and made a huge impact into the ground. It turned the clearing into a crater.

“Now that's what I call a hole-in-one,” Salamon joked as she helped Shawn up.

Shawn shook her head and poked the Digi-egg, “Spare me the sports jokes, because we've got a new mystery to tackle.” The egg floated into the air, and exploded in a crazy blaze, “Is there anything in the digital world that isn't bursting with light!?”

Back with Vinni…
“The silver buttons are cool, but… What… is this?” He turned the computer on, and the Digivice glowed brightly. A window popped up and the screen expelled a young girl, a round cat creature, and an egg into Vinni's lap. With the four of them plus the computer, the seat was kind of crowded.

“Whatever you do, keep the egg safe… and get your elbow off of me!” Nyaromon cried.

“I was kinda hoping my first time with a girl on top of me would be a bit more comfortable.”


“Whoever you are, I guess you don't come from a dimension with a sense of humor.” Vinni rubbed his black eye as Shawn scooted into the empty seat next to him. They were getting looks from the other passengers.

A man in another seat grunted and went back to the movie, “Stupid teens… have no self-control.”

“Good, I don't think anyone saw us Realize.” Nyaromon sniffed the air and jumped into Vinni's lap to look out the window. “Shawn, we have a Code Yellow!”

“A Code what?!” Vinni was looking back and forth between the talking head on his lap, the girl who fell out of the computer, the large egg on the laptop, and the odd device in his hand. Shawn took the egg and shoved it under Vinni's arm.

“Hold that egg while I use the laptop. If you opened a digi-port on this thing, then I can probably bring up the Digimon Analyzer.” She typed some complicated code that made a window pop up in front of the Digital Gate. “Here we go! ShadowYanmamon: Champion level, an Insectoid Virus Digimon with a Shadow Thunder Ray attack.”

“Let me digivolve, I have to battle it!”

“No, we're too high up. Even if cats land on their feet, you can't fight like that.” She turned to Vinni, “And you're involved in this, too. How did you open the Digital Gate? Why were we sucked into this world?”

“Uh… you guys came flying out of the screen when I grabbed this little trinket,” he showed her the Digivice he had found in his backpack.

Shawn grabbed her DigiCom and compared it to his, “Another digivice?”

Suddenly there was a loud buzzing sound outside. They all looked out the window to see a gold blur zoom past. The laptop beeped.

“I'm getting a new reading on the Analyzer… TigerVespamon? She is a Mega level Virus; her special attack is Mach Stinger Victory. This digimon also carries the fabled X-Antibody.”

TigerVespamon zipped around ShadowYanmamon with blinding speed. The dragonfly became aggravated by the challenger's persistence. It took off and fired an attack at TigerVespamon, but she easily blocked it.

“This is boring. Mach Stinger…” Her legs were shoulder length, and her spears were tip-to-tip, making her look like a `V' pointing at ShadowYanmamon, “…Victory!!”

She spun at full speed towards her target. The impact caused the entire sky to flash like lightning; it also chipped off plane's wing. ShadowYanmamon screeched before it was vaporized, leaving nothing but a black mist. TigerVespamon chuckled, “Heh heh… Simple as that.”

But it wasn't simple as that. The black mist accumulated and dove into TigerVespamon's core. Her eyes grew wide and fearful; she looked as though she were suffocating.

“Oh no, what's happening to her?” Vinni couldn't stop watching.

TigerVespamon was in agony, “No… you're not getting me!” She screamed into the sky, her body shone a brilliant golden glow. The dark aura dissipated, but then TigerVespamon grew smaller, until it split into two separate beings, a young girl and a small, squishy digimon. They dropped thousands of feet toward the ground.

“No!” Nyaromon screeched. They could do nothing but watch.

“Pupumon digivolve to… Puroromon!” The slimy digimon turned into a small bug with two pairs of wings, “Honey Bubbles!”

Puroromon broke her Tamer's fall with a cushion of many golden bubbles. The three in the plane sighed with relief. The pilot spoke suddenly over the intercom.

“This your pilot speaking. It seems a mysterious creature has damaged our aircraft. Please remain calm as we make an emergency landing in San Francisco.”

“Aw crap! I'm supposed to meet my mom tomorrow in San Francisco, and how am I supposed to explain that I brought a girl and her monster with me?”

“We have more things to worry about. I'll explain when we land.”