Digimon: Digital Encounter
Monodramon are a type of species known to be contrary to their vaccine typing. They're known to be violent, brutal and tenacious, and make even champion level Digimon feel rivaled to these species
Normally, Monodramon hatch as Ketomon from their digieggs and digivolve to the In-Training Digimon Hopmon. This is where this special Monodramon's story begins.
"Hey 'mons! I found this place that is super cool where we can go relax!" Said the Hopmon, nicknamed Sibe by its other four companions of the same kind.
"Uh, why? Why would we do that?" Said one of the Hopmon, nicknamed Carsh.
"We have to train, Sibe, not relax" replied another one, nicknamed Rolan, with a somewhat serious attitude.
"But it's so pretty and I like the place... can't we just have a break?" Sibe replied, already getting disappointed.
"No, way! Let's train" said another nicknamed Kir, and a few others nodded as well.
"There's a storm coming soon, that's when we'll train next" Rolan said, already pulling away from Sibe.
The others agreed and turned away from Sibe, leaving it alone. Only one stuck around to say one more thing, this one nicknamed Laval.
"I know you like exploring the world, Sibe, but it's not gonna help you at all. You'll digivolve last if you keep this up" it said, turning back and joining the others.
"But wait!" Sibe said, but never got a response. In fact, Rolan could be heard faintly giving out commands as to their next training session before they left earshot.
The place could be seen to be getting a little darker and cloudier, much like Rolan had said. Sibe never liked being out in a storm, but its group never understood its preference and still forced it to train in storms when they felt like it.
Sibe never had a choice or say in its group's agenda. Ever since they hatched in their digieggs in a farther side of Primary Village, it's all been between Rolan and Kir.
Sibe chose to relax, though, despite the huge storm likely coming soon. It wanted to get some calm before coming back to its group "I'll just get back to them later" it said, hopping over to the place it had mentioned to his friends.
It was a long hop to where it wanted to go. It was quite high up in the mountains and at times it could get fairly steep. Hopmon had to go through a somewhat dense forest uphill and then as it cleared, the mountain got a little more rugged and grassy. No tall grass, but rather instead, the grass was green and varied in height at some spots.
Hopmon continued hopping all alone as thunder started booming distantly, yet Hopmon was as tenacious as most of its kind when it comes to faraway thunderclaps.
Such tenacity helped it get to the top, where the storm was starting to make the place feel windy. The only tree there was in the middle of the flat top was close to a cliff that showed the view to massive parts of the digital world. Hopmon hopped over to the tree and remained there for a short while, resisting the wind that was blowing with mild intensity to admire the view from below.
It's not as pretty as if it were sunny, but it was impressive as always. You could see the horizon for miles away, and some places like Primary Village and Toy Town were visible from the distance, and even a few larger Digimon like a small group of Tyrannomon could be seen in the distance.
Hopmon gazed for a lost amount of time at the distance ahead, enjoying the view while thunder kept clapping and the wind kept blowing. Hopmon's tenacity was enough to let it stay put despite the breeze, and it wasn't afraid of the thunder that might slowly come to it.
Although there was one thing that Hopmon couldn't tolerate well: rain.
"Oh no, not this" Hopmon whined and got hopping as soon as a drizzle started turning into a shower. Rain poured harder as the lightning bolts started getting closer.
Hopmon hurried downhill now, hoping to look for shelter. Its little tree wasn't enough to protect it from the rain, so it needed to find somewhere drier and safe from the dangerous weather.
Hopping further, the rain and wind kept getting worse and harder, making its hops a lot less efficient. Hopmon found a nice, dark cave to rest in, but as the wind kept blowing, its hopping became even more futile, that is to say, until another In-Training digimon came to help it. Apparently, this digimon could somehow float over to it? That's what it seemed like to Hopmon Sibe, who was struggling to keep its ground as thunder kept roaring and lightning flashed through the sky.
"Come here and grab my tail!" The new digimon said, offering its tail while floating against the wind, keeping its apparent wings folded.
'how can it do that?' Hopmon wondered while it took a gentle bite and pressed firmly as his bottom lost touch of the ground, now being blown by the wind as if it hoped to take Hopmon away to a new place.
While the wind, rain and thunder was making it hard to hear any other sounds, Hopmon could hear some faint wincing before it was dragged over to the cave.
The change in intensity between the open, stormy air and the more secluded grotto was fairly significant, but you could still hear the wind faintly from inside and feel a small breeze, although that's probably because Hopmon was being mystically dragged through the air by an apparent dragon digimon.
"Are you two alright!?" Screamed a nervous and squeaky voice from further inside the cave.
"We are, don't worry Dorimon!" the digimon dragging Hopmon replied to the voice, who was apparently Dorimon.
"Well, gosh darn it you took a while, Babydmon!" the voice belonging to Dorimon replied.
Babydmon turned on a curve and found a corner where a furry, lesser digimon was standing (not like it could do anything else).
"It was really bad outside, good thing I could float against the wind" Babydmon said, chuckling a little and turned to Hopmon "you can let go, little 'mon" it said.
Hopmon let go and got over to Dorimon's nearby space, although the furry digimon waddled away from Hopmon.
This hurt Hopmon a little "is it alright?" it asked, a little worried.
"Dorimon is just shy. We've known for a couple days now and it takes it a while to get used to others, apparently" Babydmon said, trying to nudge Dorimon with her tail playfully, but the other digimon just waddled as fast as it could.
"Aww, poor little one" Hopmon said, feeling a little guilty. "So what now?" It said.
"I don't know, I've been trying to tease this little cutie but it just doesn't let me" Babydmon gave a crooked smile at Dorimon and wandered close, all the while Dorimon walked further away, although it was running out of space.
"Are you sure this is safe, Babydmon?" Dorimon said nervously and uncertain. It was true that the cave was dark and the digimon could barely see each other (maybe), but it's not like there is anywhere else they could hide. They were blocked out by the storm.
"Not sure, does it matter?" Babydmon said, and then joked "it's not like a really big digimon could come and attack us at any moment" it said, giggling playfully while Dorimon whimpered.
"Hey, that's no fun" Dorimon stuttered, shivering a little.
"Come on, Dorimon, I'm just joking you little cutesome" Babydmon replied somewhat playfully.
"So, who are you?" Dorimon ignored Babydmon and turned to Hopmon nervously. Hopmon could see the little 'mon quake in fear, even though they were all the same size, give or take.
"I'm Hopmon. And I'm guessing you're Dorimon, right?" Hopmon asked, hoping to reassure itself that it knew who was who.
"Yes, I'm Dorimon, another In-Training digimon like you" it said, lightly tripping over its words.
"And I'm Babydmon, I'm In-Training as well but unlike cutesome here, I'm not scared of you." It nudged towards Hopmon in a friendly gesture.
"Hey" Dorimon said in a specific annoyed tone. "I can be brave when I need to" it said, but its quivering was not exactly supporting its words.
"It's alright, Dorimon, I can wait. How long it takes you to get close to someone?" Hopmon asked, trying to be as friendly as it could, even though it had a certain instinct to not be.
"I can get used to someone in a month or two, but not exactly get close to" it said, backing up a little even though the digimon's space was limited.
Hopmon wasn't sure what to do about this. It observed the space hoping that it could give Dorimon some extra space to itself, but the corner they were in wasn't all that large. It seemed like a larger digimon could fit in the space, though not where they were.
"Babydmon, maybe we should give some space for Dorimon?" Hopmon offered, and Dorimon's expression looked like that of a huge "I agree".
However, Babydmon looked like it missed the cues, as it looked confused about this "why? We're fine, right Dorimon?" it told Dorimon, even though it's behavior didn't seem like Dorimon was that enthusiastic about getting close to the other digimon.
"Uh, you 'mons hear that?" Dorimon finally interrupted, dashing past them, shouting "I think the storm is gone!" It said with the most enthusiastic shout that Hopmon has ever heard from it in the short time they've been together.
Regardless, Babydmon followed Dorimon and Hopmon was left no choice but to follow them. Before that, though, it took a little time to observe into the cave further ahead, but all it could see is a chilling form of darkness that took away any morale Hopmon had about going in there.
Quickly, somewhat scared, it hopped as quickly out of the cave, noticing that Dorimon, to Hopmon's surprise, was right. It was still somewhat cloudy, and although Hopmon has no idea how long has it been since they were in there, it feels like the storm went by fast. What could have happened?
"Wow, for once, you're right, Dorimon" Babydmon told it, wanting to nudge it for a bit but Dorimon shied away.
"So, what now?" Hopmon said, still looking at the cave as its eyes adjusted to the increased light.
"I don't know" Babydmon said fluttering and floating around "I'm just happy to finally be out in the open again" it said in a relaxed manner.
"Does anyone hear that?" Dorimon said, darting off to hide in the trees.
"Poor, Dorimon, always scared of even the wind" Babydmon frowning.
"No, I think I hear it as well?" Hopmon questioned, looking around to see what was making that clawstepping noise.
And when it did get to the cave again, it saw the huger shape of a winged Digimon that was half covered in metal, with viciously raked claws and tough looking wings.
Whatever it was, it gave a birdish cry "what were you two doing in my cave?" Its feminine voice said in a territorial manner.
The two digimon that weren't hiding screamed and huddled together in fear upon the bird digimon's cry "and who are you?" Hopmon asked fearfully.
"I am Diatrymon, a Champion level bird digimon. Most know me as a living fossil, but believe me, this old bird has more fight than you can expect" the bird digimon said, apparently seeming feminine to Hopmon.
"Look, we're sorry about invading your cave, we were just hiding from the storm, right, Babydmon?" Hopmon said as politely as it could, but rushed through its words like if this was a tongue twisting test.
Babydmon arched a brow at Hopmon "I'm not sorry. The world belongs to everyone, we should share what we have, right Dorimon!?" Babydmon turned her sassy voice on and talked back to both Diatrymon and Hopmon, and then turned to the tree Dorimon was hiding behind to ask for Dorimon's opinion.
"I don't exist! I am invisible!" Dorimon said in a fearful manner.
"Gahh, but you understand why we needed to stay for a bit, right? No harm, no foul" Babydmon said in a strong hearted manner.
Though Babydmon's sassiness might as well have made Diatrymon even angrier, as she gave a bellowing war cry at Babydmon's response.
"Are you sure you weren't punning with her? Because you made her more mad" Hopmon asked, hiding behind Babydmon now in fear of Diatrymon.
"Don't worry, we can always find a way to calm her down, right Dorimon!?" Babydmon asked, starting to glow fiercely for some reason.
There was no response from Dorimon as Diatrymon stepped closer to the In-Training digimon.
"Babydmon, what are you doing?" Hopmon said, hopping away as Babydmon glowed with more intensity.
"I am going to protect my friends and solve this problem" Babydmon said and became encased in an orb of light, as Babydmon could be heard shouting "Babydmon digivolve to" from inside.
While inside, many changes to its body began while digivolving. Legs and arms sprout from its body while its wings started growing. Once it got to the ground on its newly grown feet, its tail grew thicker and uncurled. To continue, its body slowly shed scales, changing its color to a more lighter bluish one rather than the original verdant green it had. Soon enough, the digimon felt something new: a gender; an identity, a new instant feeling of being called something else: female.
As her transformation continued her belly also shed scales and grew white scales, all the while her bone structure curved differently from how she used to be, and her middle body grew new and thick layers of fat as she grew somewhat wider. Soon, her face started to shift, as it widened and her mouth changed shape a little, and her snout became more defined with curves and bulges, along with her brows, defining her eye sockets a little more. Her eyeballs also burned as they changed color, and her back head hurt as her bones changed shape to make two protrusions to help her horns prod out more. Once the transformation was finished, her whole body ached as she grew a small bit to match her new form, giving out a huge baby roar that she never heard herself give before.
The roar intimidated Hopmon outside to convince it to back away behind a tree partly, all the
while "Dracomon!" Could be heard from within the ball of light.
Then soon after, the ball of light exploded, revealing a new fully digivolved digimon, much bigger and completely differently colored than Babydmon, with extra limbs and a more draconian look than such.
Hopmon had no idea what was even going on apart from Diatrymon threatening to sure digideath. Hopmon remained behind out of fear, although it kept one eye to watch by the side of what was going on.
"So you digivolved, big deal" Diatrymon bragged, crouching down for an attack "Mega Dash Impact!" She said and started running to the new digimon, who deftly dodged right under Diatrymon, barely getting maimed by her dangerously metallic body.
It was scary to watch, yet Hopmon remembered what Babydmon said before it... whatever it did. 'I am going to protect my friends!' he remembered it saying. So, the new Digimon was going to protect them but it disappeared? Something didn't feel right but Hopmon had a mix of fear and curiosity.
Then it looked at the cowering blob that was Dorimon. Hopmon felt... sympathy for the poor lesser digimon, like it wanted to help it, but didn't feel the courage to do so.
Funny enough, Dorimon took a peek outside and saw the new digimon fighting Diatrymon.
Looks like they were both hard at it, but Dracomon was having a tough time. It already had a few scratches and wounds from the hits it took.
"Dorimon, I need help!" Dracomon called in a feminine voice, barely dodging attacks and missing the attacks it gave.
"I can't, I'm too weak! I can't beat a champion!" Dorimon said, whimpering in its miniature voice.
"Dorimon, if we do this together, we might be able to convince her to listen, just please" it yelped barely dodging another attack "please, Dorimon, I know you don't trust me and that I tease you like a bully, but please know that I care about you" it said, almost getting hit again, and this time kicked back with one of its legs and rolled away "let's do this together, like true friends, female Dracomon and whatever you become" it offered, revealing her gender and keeping her distance from Diatrymon's attacks.
Dorimon seemed to close its eyes for a minute or two, but it seemed like it was trying to think or focus? Hopmon couldn't tell, but it did hear someone shouting "Baby's Breath!" In the battle and sense an explosion afterwards.
"I don't know, whoever you are now, I'm just scared and worthless, I'd never make it on my own and never be of any use to others" it said, letting go of a tear.
"But you're not alone, Dorimon" she said, slapping Diatrymon's face with her tail. "You're with me, and I'll always protect you like a true friend" she said.
Hopmon wasn't sure if she forgot Hopmon existed in the heat of the battle or if she just considers it as a digimon she saved from certain doom. For a moment it would have seemed like Dracomon cared about it, but hearing those words just made him feel less worth, much like how its kind saw him.
Hopmon knew it wouldn't be important enough to remember, and it knew that it would never find a real friend that would care about it for who it is. Sequences of words that his kin had told him replayed in his head 'you'll never be one of us like that', 'a real Hopmon wouldn't be so scaredy', 'how worthless, you'll never digivolve like that' and Hopmon realized something after that last phrase.
How could he forget? Of course, Babydmon digivolved into Dracomon for the sake of Dorimon.
Will Dorimon do it for Dracomon as well? If it doesn't...
A shriek of pain shot through the space as Hopmon and Dorimon saw Dracomon thrown in a weakened state right in front of them.
"Who else wants a piece of me then? Come at me you pathetic weakling, you think you're going to desecrate my only safe space!?" Diatrymon said, and Hopmon thought that the digimon might have lost it by now. She's being very cocky, and yet very powerful.
Dracomon could be seen trying to stand up "I won't give up. I'll protect, those in need!" She struggled to say, standing up just barely. "For Dorimon" she said but was interrupted by Diatrymon
"Graaah! You will know your place and you will not take my home!" The ancient bird digimon said fiercely and charged straight towards Dracomon "Mega Dash Impact!" she bellowed, crashing against Dracomon and hurtling her over once more.
"No!" Dorimon said "don't hurt her!" It said and quickly started glowing as well. Following that, Hopmon thought it heard its voice say "Dorimon digivolve to" fiercely.
Inside the ball of light that surrounded it, Dorimon began to experiment changes through its digivolution. Its main body began to divide as a real neck started growing in between the two parts, growing thicker. Its body also started to gain shape and fat, and its limbs started to elongate and form properly, growing paws and claws along its legs; growing front arms whose hands/paws are somewhat limited in movement but not completely.
It also began to feel a change in its interior, somewhere deep down where it knew what gender it was: male. He growled as wings sprouted from his back but didn't grow too long. A vulpine tail also grew long and winding from his rear, and his face took better shape while all of this was happening, growing longer, simply shaped, having a larger mouth, even cuter eyes and having a couple changes to his fur patterns on the ears.
Pain also shot in his head as a prototype interface formed in his forehead and his body grew to the appropriate size, making him roar ferally but still youthfully in his pain.
Outside, the orb of light began to destabilize, and once it exploded, Hopmon could hear someone shout "Dorumon!" from there, and a new beast-like digimon with a prototype kind of interface on its forehead emerged from it. Hopmon had to admit, it looked cuter than Dorimon.
"Don't worry, I'll save you Dracomon!" Dorumon stuttered nervously as it charged forwards and shouted "Dash Metal!" as it shot a sort of metallic sphere from its mouth.
Hopmon had no idea how that worked but it really didn't matter. It hopped behind the tree from where the battle was occurring, still watching the battle from a distance.
While in the battle, Dracomon and Dorumon combined their physical attacks and signature ones to keep Diatrymon holding back. While Dracomon alone couldn't match up too well against Diatrymon, the two digimon are being able to at least match up to it. Hopmon wondered if it should help.
Not like it knows if it should or not. Its old group always treated it like it was incapable of doing anything big, but now that it has the chance to, it wondered if it was worth the time. Apparently, Dracomon nor Dorumon looked like they wanted to protect Hopmon, but more like they wanted to calm Diatrymon down before things go south.
But at the same time, Dracomon saved Hopmon from being blown away to who knows where, so it had a certain level of gratitude and need to repay the favor by saving whatever kind of hide Hopmon had.
Hopmon pondered a little as Diatrymon roared "Destruction Roar!" while making a really big blast with it's own roaring, pushing everyone back and slamming them against trees. The only one that had some sort of shelter was Hopmon, who was still wondering if it should help or not.
"Argh, Hopmon, I hope you're alright" it heard Dracomon say, quite painfully in fact.
"Yeah, Diatrymon won't let up" Dorumon winced, trying to get back up after being slammed to a tree.
Hopmon couldn't respond, not after seeing two digimon get almost destroyed by just one digimon. If these two digimon are the only possible friends it might get, it couldn't let them be turned to bits. Not after the short amount of time of finally not being treated like a worthless lesser he had with them (even though he was a lesser digimon right now).
Hopmon closed its eyes, focusing on the one wish it wanted: to make sure Dracomon and Dorumon made it safely through this battle, even if it meant it had to be turned to bits again.
"I'm alright, but I won't let you two fight Diatrymon alone, not anymore" it said fiercely while hopping out to the field. It felt itself shrouded in blinding digital light as its very core pounded hard and each part of itself tingled and shook in nervousness.
"But, why?" Dracomon asked, baffled.
"Yeah, won't you also be turned to bits if we fail?" Dorumon asked nervously.
"But I won't live knowing that I could have helped the only Digimon I know that didn't make me feel bad about myself and didn't. This is for you two! Hopmon digivolve to" it shouted as it became shrouded in digital light and his entire being felt like something huge was going to happen to it.
As it so felt, his blobby form expanded further down, and soon divided into half, making a slowly thickening neck between the two halves. It's lower half began to develop and thicken more, as muscular pecks formed on the top, and on each side grew two new limbs, each with small wings on the lower half.
Then on the lower part of the lower half, all the while its face began to change, grew two legs and a tail from its rear, and soon enough the digimon felt a mysterious sense of identity as its lower body took more shape: male. Pain shot through his head as his eyes grew and changed color, and his sockets and brows began to expand and take better shape a little
A little golden hump also formed on his head, and his upper horn became a lot thicker and less sharp as well, and the two spikes on his back head receded into it. His mouth and nose also began to push out, forming a small, youthful snout. The digimon growled as this continued, and the wings took better shape along with new black claws and golden plated scales on its shoulders. Soon enough the digimon began to grow in size as his body was wrapping up digivolution.
He roared as its entire self bulged to complete digivolution, and the orb began to explode.
He finished digivolution by coming out of the orb shouting "Monodramon!" while epicly charging straight into Diatrymon.
He could have sworn he heard some "wow" while he charged to attack Diatrymon, and before the opponent digimon could speak, Monodramon was already calling out his attack.
"Beat Knuckle!" he shouted as he jumped. He deftly angled himself in the air, pulling back his arm and then punching Diatrymon right in the face. As he fell, he also slashed across Diatrymon's chest in a frenzy of attacks, hurting Diatrymon in such a way that she doubled over in pain.
She groaned and grunted "how dare you?" was her answer, still collecting herself.
"Come on 'mons, this is our only chance, let's do this" He said and continued assaulting Diatrymon from the front, hurting her further as Dracomon and Dorumon could be heard from behind readying their attacks.
One called out "Metal Cannon!", and apparently Dracomon also called out "Baby's Breath!".
Luckily, Monodramon was quick in the heat of battle, enabling him to get out of the way and jump off into Diatrymon's rear side as the attacks straight out hit her chest, blowing her off to the ground. Immediately, Monodramon jumped off again and landed deftly on Diatrymon's chest.
"Quick, let's hold her off until she calms down" Monodramon said and grabbed the bird digimon's neck, all the while Dracomon grabbed one of her wings and pinned it down, and Dorumon did the same with the other wing. Now Diatrymon couldn't get up and would have a hard time fighting now in this weakened state.
"How long until she calms down?" Dracomon asked.
"I don't know, but I don't want to hurt her" Monodramon said, feeling a little bad and turned to Diatrymon "please, don't make us hurt you any further, we just want to talk" he said. In a way, now that he could collect himself, he had no idea how could someone like him, who didn't want to turn a digimon to bits, could attack with such tenacity. Maybe it was his instinct after all? Or maybe he just wanted to protect his potential friends so badly, he would do anything for them?
"I feel male... for some reason" Dorumon chimed, giving an intrigued face. "Does anyone else feel that?" he said.
"Of course, don't you know Digimon have genders after becoming Rookie level?" Diatrymon answered in an indignant manner.
"We didn't know that, right?" Monodramon said, looking at the others. This let him see them nod and then turned back to Diatrymon with a much calmer face.
"What do you want? Why go through all this trouble for just my home?" Diatrymon said, seeming a little hurt now more than just physically?
"Well, do tell us why were you so protective of it even though we told you we were taking shelter from the storm?" Monodramon said, giving an arched look of interrogation.
"Yeah, you nearly turned us to bits there" Dracomon said. Monodramon looked back and saw Dorumon shy again for some reason. He was only holding the wing down in case Diatrymon decided to fight again.
"She's right, we didn't want to hurt you" Monodramon said, less questioningly, more of a type of voice of reason, looking at Diatrymon
She sighed and closed her eyes. For a moment, Monodramon thought she was going to attack again but after she opened her eyes, she began to confess "Look, I had a hard time trying to find a place to call home..."
"Wait, you did?" Dorumon said nervously.
"Yes... it was awful, and I was only a Rookie back then, and now that I'm in charge of raising a couple of digieggs Leomon trusted me with..." she said, her voice breaking "digimon come to desecrate my home every time, and I just couldn't trust anyone..." she said.
"But why didn't you notice us during the storm?" Dracomon asked.
"I was sleeping, after the storm passed, I could hear you, and I saw a Hopmon just staring over here..." she said, choking on her words a little.
"Take it easy, Diatrymon" Monodramon said, letting go a little of her neck "then what?"
"I thought you were going to do something... I saw that malicious look in your eyes like if you were going to take my home for yourself and... I just couldn't let that happen... not with Leomon trusting me with those digieggs" she said, crying a little.
"It's alright Diatrymon" Dorumon stuttered.
"Monodramon wouldn't do anything like that, he just wanted shelter from the storm" Dracomon said, making Monodramon feel a little indignant for having others speak for him.
"It's true" he said anyways, sitting gently on Diatrymon's strong chest and letting her go "I wanted to go look at the top of the mountain, but then the storm happened and I needed to hide somewhere..." he said, sighing a little.
"Oh... it seems like I misunderstood you" Diatrymon said and leaned over.
"So what now?" Monodramon said.
"I don't trust you fully yet, but I apologise for having misunderstood you. Just please, can I stand up again?" Diatrymon said.
"Yes, sure, uh, can we?" Monodramon asked, not knowing if the others trusted Diatrymon.
"Why not? Sounds like we resolved everything like I thought things would" Dracomon got off, puffing her chest in a proud manner.
"Oh, Dracomon" Dorumon said in a somewhat somber manner, getting off as well and keeping his distance from everyone.
"Can I know something? Were you always... this aggressive to everyone?" Monodramon said, getting off and helping Diatrymon up, not caring about the looks of concern the other Digimon were giving him.
"No" she grunted and got on her feet "I used to be a Biyomon before I digivolved... if I knew better, I could say that living in this cave got me this nice form..." Diatrymon said, giving a faint smile. "Like I said, everyone wanted to take my home for themselves, ever since I found out about this cave. All I wanted was to be in peace, but I guess I just never deserved it..." Diatrymon said, looking down in despair.
"I think I have an idea" Dorumon nervously offered and dashed off. Monodramon had no idea what would happen, but if he went after Dorumon, chances are that Dorumon would likely run away from him.
"Oh, Dorumon" Dracomon said, but this time, it was in an affectionate manner.
"Do you think we could... like see each other again?" Monodramon said, hoping that Diatrymon would say yes.
"I don't know, but do know that you might have to fight me again if you come up my home again" Diatrymon said somewhat fiercely now, but she corrected herself "at least, come prepared in case I mistake your intentions again"
"Don't worry, maybe next time I might be the one who can digivolve to Champion level" Monodramon joked, but he knew that since he was so pathetic, it would take him a while to digivolve.
Diatrymon gave a light hearted chuckle.
Some time passed by, and Monodramon was already looking concerned as to where
Dorumon might have gone to. It's been some time and now the sun was shining bright.
Dracomon was right beside Diatrymon, giving her some affection.
"It'll be alright, Diatrymon, you'll someday have your peace" Dracomon consolated at one time.
Not much after that has passed before Monodramon could faintly hear something.
"I'm back!" Dorumon said in a muffled manner as he returned with a kind of wooden slab in his mouth.
"Where did you go, Dorumon? Don't tell me you have a digifriend now?" Dracomon teased and nudged Dorumon. For once, the digimon didn't run back, but he shuddered upon being touched.
"Come on, Dracomon, you know I'm not like that!" Dorumon protested, and then went to Diatrymon "I think I found a way to solve your problem." Dorumon said. In a way, his cute eyes helped Dorumon portray his good will.
"Oh?" Diatrymon said, looking a little better mooded.
"Yeah" Dorumon dropped the slab down on the ground where Diatrymon could see it "you can use this slab to carve your name and 'home' in it and then put it close to the entrance." Dorumon smiled nervously at Diatrymon, and then backed away a little.
"Well, let's see if it works" Diatrymon said and began to carve with her beak on the slab.
Monodramon had to admit that she looked a lot more skillful than he gave her credit for.
Although when she finished and looked at the sign, he could barely read "Diatrymon's home" in crooked letters.
"Not bad, but lemme help with that" Monodramon offered and started carving on the wooden slab, smoothening a few lines with his claw and making them seem clearer.
"Hey! Let me help too, Monodramon!" Dracomon protested and helped the purple digimon.
Monodramon felt a little comfortable being beside Dracomon. It seemed to him like Dracomon might be a more reliable digimon to be around with.
And once they finished fixing the carving, the letters were still crooked, but more legible for the digimon. Monodramon and Dracomon lifted it as high as they could and showed it to Diatrymon.
"Do you like it, Diatrymon?" Monodramon said, feeling a little successful in a way. From his Hopmon pack to this, he felt a little better in terms of how he saw the world. Maybe he could make more friends like this and didn't need to change.
Diatrymon beamed like a sun, as if she were happy to see the result "it's lovely" she grabbed it with her beak and tried placing the slab firmly on the rock.
Not sure how she did it but it stuck firmly on the rock without any need of hanging or anything, really.
"Where did you get that slab from, Dorumon?" Monodramon asked, and Dorumon quickly shied out.
"Uh, it's no biggie, I just knew this place where signs hung from tree trunks and stuff" he said and backed away from everyone, looking somewhat timid.
"Well, it certainly is, you might have solved Diatrymon's problem just nicely" Dracomon smiled and went to hug Dorumon, who still backed away from her.
"Uh, maybe not now for that kinda stuff, okay?" Dorumon said, looking a little scared, but okay.
"Okey dokey, Dorumoki" Dracomon grinned and grabbed Monodramon's arm "so what now purpley muscular hero?" She said welcomingly, but seemed a little impish to Monodramon.
"I'm not sure, knowing you 'mons now, I certainly don't want to go back to who I used to be with, so I guess I'll find somewhere to live" he said with a little sadness inside. Not having somewhere to live in is of the worst, but feeling like he never should have hatched is probably even worse than that.
Though Dracomon surprised him when she said "well, you can live with me, Monodramon! I don't mind company. Besides, Dorumon won't come live with me, so having someone to talk overnight would be nice" she smiled widely, stroking his arm gently.
"I'm not sure, but if you say so" Monodramon shrugged a little, wondering if Diatrymon would say something about it.
"Well, I hope you two have fun, I'm gonna see what can I eat today, see you!" Diatrymon said and left afterwards, with everyone saying goodbye to her, or maybe not so much as farewell for good.
"Well, that's settled" Dracomon giggled and pulled him in, surprising him "come on you two! We're gonna have some fun for the rest of the day!" She said and kept running off to who knows where.
Monodramon felt great, even though he still had some doubts about Dracomon, but it couldn't be any worse than living with digimon who hated and criticized you, could it? Monodramon simply just rolled with the flow and just remained grateful to have a shot at this world to be who he wants to be, and not who he has to be.
All in all, this day, has been one of the best in Monodramon's digilife.