Yume Ja Nai Yo
What happens when all a gal does is read fan fiction on ff.net and the site
isn't working? She sits down and writes
almost an entire fic that's what! I am so BORED!!! All I read is fan
fiction nowadays and I wanna read MORE!!!! Instead,
here I am writing the next chapter of this. Again. I've written the last two
chapters all today and the first chapter
yesterday! I have
no life!!! Wait, I'm going out tomorrow... But still!!!
Ahem, I don't own Digimon or any of the ideas I'm taking from Mercedes
Lackey cuz I can't think of stuff myself.
Ken stared in shock at the trembling boy before him as ice seemed to trace
itself through his veins. Something was wrong with
Takeru but he didn't know what. So even though he didn't believe this was
real or that anything wrong was truly happening he
wrapped his arms around Takeru's shaking body and held him close.
"Takeru? Takeru what's wrong with you?" Ken asked as Takeru reacted to his
presence and wrapped weak arms around his waist.
Takeru didn't answer and Ken brushed back sweat soaked hair off his face.
The blonde would every now and then gasp and tense
as if going through pain. It felt horrible to Ken to just sit and watch as
Takeru seemingly went through so much but he didn't know
what else to do but give what comfort he could. The only thing that kept him
from breaking apart with worry was the litany in his mind
that this wasn't real. Takeru wasn't real therefore nothing bad could
happen to him.
Slowly, he realized that Takeru was becoming even more transparent and light
as if he was slowly drifting off. The grasses had lost
all their shine and seemed to begin wilting. Ken felt a slow feeling of
panic begin to rise as he forgot his belief that this wasn't real.
Pulling Takeru up into his lap and wrapping his arms tighter around him
Ken held on for all he was worth.
"I am not going to let you leave Takeru. You're all I have. What would I do
Ken felt something strange as if another was saying this very same thing at
the same time but ignored it. He just held on tighter and
hoped beyond hope that Takeru would be fine and he wouldn't leave. He closed
his eyes and buried his face in Takeru's hair
something he never grew tired of, breathing his name over and over again. He
held tightly on to Takeru refusing to let him go. He
could feel something trying to drag the boy away from him and Ken wouldn't
Still Takeru was being pulled away from him. With a frown Ken somehow
reached out and pushed the invading force away from
Takeru. He also began wrapping this new sense around Takeru holding him as
close as possible. The sky above him glowed a vibrant
indigo and the tiny stars flared brightly. The chill of the wind died down
and the two boys were left in silence.
He could still feel something trying to take Takeru away but the more he fed
into the protective layer around his love the further
away this threat seemed. He began to grow tired but he ignored it refusing
to give up. He wouldn't let Takeru go, ever. There was
nothing that could take him away if Ken didn't want him to except an end to
Sometime later a gentle warm breeze blew through the grasses and in its
wake a soft glow began to spread through it. It was
slightly different from the golden glow from before, this time it was a
combined blue/rose colored glow that fed the grasses and
faintly behind them the golden light began to return.
Ken didn't notice this, all he noticed was that Takeru was slowly growing
more substantial in his arms.
But then before Ken could feel relief Takeru suddenly winked out of
existence and Ken was once again left to the cold barren dream
"Takeru... " Ken whispered as a single tear tracked its way down his cheek.
Daisuke held Takeru for who knows how long as Takeru grew weaker and weaker in
his arms. He'd all but given up hope
when a gentle hand touched his shoulder. He looked up into a pair of red
brown eyes and a gentle face surrounded by
soft brown hair.
"Who?" Daisuke asked but the girl cut him off.
"It's all right Daisuke. I heard you call for help and I came. Now just let
go of Takeru for a second and I'll see what I can
do." The girl said and Daisuke loosened his death grip on Takeru just a bit.
She pulled down the cloak and lifted out Takeru's arm. By now it was swollen
and the skin was an angry looking purple
laced with popping red veins. Daisuke was even more worried about that. The
girl frowned and placed her hand over the
bite marks and closed her eyes. After a while she opened her eyes and
blinked with a surprised look on her face.
"Well somebody out there is smiling upon him because we have more time to do
something about this problem. How far
is the nearest village?" She asked turning her wide innocent eyes on
"Uh, about three candle marks south." Daisuke answered suddenly noticing she
was quite pretty.
Nodding, the girl stood up. She was wearing flowing white robes with a rose
colored design that looked like beams of
light shining. She motioned Daisuke to stand up as well with Takeru and he
did so, carrying the blonde like a baby. One
hand on his back the other under his knees.
"We've got some extra time but we should still hurry."
"Extra time?" Daisuke asked confused as he began following the girl towards
"Somebody is keeping him alive. I fear he would be dead already if it
wasn't for this other presence." She said matter
of factly while Daisuke tried to ignore the implications of what she said
and the fears it brought up.
The girl seemed to sense his fear and stepped into place beside him. She put
a comforting hand on his arm and gave
him a gentle smile.
"Don't worry Daisuke he's going to be fine, I'm sure of it. Whoever it is
holding him to life is very powerful and I doubt
is going to let go." She said brightly.
Daisuke nodded trusting the girl's open personality and inner glow. She
definitely had something about her that was
special. Daisuke felt himself instantly trusting her. If she said Takeru was
going to live he'd believe her.
It took quite some time but after what seemed like days to Daisuke's worried
mind they reached the small village at
the edge of the forest. People stared as they walked past and Daisuke wanted
to yell at them for being so stupid.
*Don't they see he's hurt? Why won't they at least offer to help?*
But he knew why. They'd avoided Takeru the first time they entered the
village. They feared magic and its power, so
in turn they feared those who could control it. Takeru probably would get
little gratitude for saving their forest and
risking both his and Daisuke's life.
They reached the village's inn which had only two rooms, neither occupied at
the moment. The inn master ignored them
as they entered and head for one of the rooms.
"Put him on the bed Daisuke." The girl said and he did as he was told.
"Now sit down beside him for a moment. I need your help for this and I don't
want you falling over standing up." She
said sitting on Takeru's other side.
"Why my help? I can't do anything..." Daisuke said too sick with worry to
"You're his assistant right?" She asked, reaching over and taking one of
"Well since you're linked to him I can use you to not only bring him back from
the edge of death but heal him as well
without exhausting myself. I'm not sure if I could save him if it weren't
for you being here." As she talked she took his
hand and placed it on Takeru's arm where he'd been bitten.
There the skin felt hot and dry. He knew it must have been hurting rather
painfully and wished he'd been able to do
more for him. Then she placed her hands on top of his and closed her eyes.
He felt a warm, tingly sensation travel
through his hand and up his arm. His head felt sorta light and cloudy for a
few moments until he began having this
searching feeling inside. It found the place where he'd always been able to
link to Takeru from that first audible snap
and their connection had been locked in place by magic.
Right now it felt weak and wavered like a small flame in the wind. Then a
jolt of energy flared and the bond
strengthened and suddenly he could feel Takeru again even though the boy was
in front of him physically. It wasn't as if
he was too far away to help anymore. He then felt what he assumed was
the girl reaching for him and pulling him
around and through Takeru. It was distinctly unnerving but he could tell
Takeru was growing stronger, the poison
weaker. She pulled again and set up what seemed to be a steady flow between
them and then withdrew her touch from
Daisuke opened his eyes unaware that he'd closed them and blinked in
confusion. The girl removed her hands from
Daisuke's and he pulled his back. Takeru's arm was still swollen but looked
infinitely better than it had. The angry
purple color was gone and a sore red remained.
He swayed then and realized he felt exhausted. The girl got up and walked
around the bed. She pushed Daisuke down
beside Takeru with another of her gentle smiles.
"You're going to be tired for a bit, so sleep." She said pulling the blankets
over them both.
"What about Takeru?" He asked.
"He'll be fine Daisuke. You just stay with him now until he wakes up okay?"
She smiled and Daisuke nodded not about to
"Hey? What's your name?" Daisuke asked as she went to leave.
"Thank you, Hikari."
"My pleasure Daisuke. I'm a healer, this is what I do." Then she left closing
the door behind her.
Daisuke sighed and looked back at Takeru. He was sleeping peacefully now
without any of the feverish qualities he'd
had before. He reached out and gently stroked Takeru's cheek before taking
his uninjured hand and holding it in his
own. Then closing his eyes, he let himself sleep, knowing Takeru was going to
End chapter four. I'm bad. The last two chapters were combined from what was
supposed to be four separate
chapters. But as I wrote them, they ended up being too short so I put them
together. Isn't Daisuke a sweety in this? I
think he deserves to be a sweety after all the times he acts like a jerk. He
really is nicer than that I think. You'll see
him more IC later though. More to come!