author's note: Sorry everyone...but I think you'll need a hanky
for this one...I cried...and I wrote it..::grin::
What's in Dreams...
August 5th, 2001
“Koneko, I don’t know
if you can hear me, but I want you to know that I love you. You are
everything to me. I don’t know if--”
Davis jumped up, startled. He thought maybe
he was hearing things. He searched Koneko’s face for some sign
that she had just now spoken to him. But she was just as still and pale
as she had been for days now. Davis felt his hopes plummet and felt
the tears welling up in his eyes. He took up her hand and stroked her
cheek with his other hand.
“Koneko,” he began, his voice breaking,
a tear sliding down his cheek, “why did this have to happen to you?
You are so beautiful and sweet and kind. You could never hurt anyone,
it’s not right...” he stopped, as more and more tears streamed
down his face.
“I’m sorry Davis,” a small voice
said behind him.
“I know you are Winter.”
“I tried to protect her. She’s
important to me too.”
Davis tried to smile at the small girl through
his tears, but couldn’t do it. His heart was shattering into
a million pieces.
Davis whirled around to look back at Koneko.
This time he knew that he wasn’t imagining things. Koneko’s
eyes were open. Davis thought his heart would burst, he was so relieved.
“Koneko! Oh my god! I can’t believe
“Davis...stop...I need to tell you...”
she whispered weakly, her every word sounding as though it were being ripped
from the depths of her soul.
Davis’ heart sank as the truth hit him. The
tears began to fall again, as he clutched at her hand in despair.
“Please Koneko,” he begged, “Stay
She smiled, a weak, sad smile. “I’m
sorry Davis. This is what must be. I will see you again.
Remember me...” she trailed off as her body began to glow a brilliant
ocean blue. The light became more and more intense, and then faded away.
“Koneko?” Davis asked in alarm, checking
for a pulse, or breathing. Finding none, he gathered her limp body into
his arms and began rocking back and forth with her, waves of despair and
sobs racking his body and soul. Still holding her hand, he felt something
slide into his own. Through his tears and despair, he recognized a
tag and a crest. He slowly laid her back onto the bed, his mind numb.
He hardly noticed the doctors scrambling in, trying to revive the girl.
He sank into his chair in the corner of the room, feeling his world shatter
“It is the crest of Loyalty, Davis.
It was Koneko’s gift to you,” Winter told him, crawling up onto
his lap and trying to soothe him. Davis hugged the little girl close
to him, trying to ease some of the overwhelming pain coursing through him.
He was sobbing now, great heaving sobs. But the pain wouldn’t
lessen. Winter hung onto him just as tightly, a few tears of her own
sliding down her face.
Gatomon is wrong. We are alone.
Koneko wasn’t supposed to die, the little girl thought
“What about Koneko?”
The Watcher had asked, his eyes shadowing.
“She is necessary sacrifice,” the little girl
had answered with surprising coldness.
The Watcher’s eyes hardened with anger. “When
will the sacrifice become too much, Winter?”
“For the greater good, sacrifices must be made.”
“The greater good? This isn’t even about
that,” now it was The Watcher’s turn to glare.
“Yes. Yes it is.”
“No. It’s not. Not anymore.
The time for secrecy has ended. This is over. Now,” Winter
shuddered, muttering to herself, remembering that cold conversation she had
had with the Watcher. She had thought that she could distance herself
from this. That she could do only as Destiny bid her, and not have to
feel the consequences of her actions. But something had changed when
Koneko died. Winter had not been expecting the girl to sacrifice herself
in order to create the crest for Davis. She had not even thought the
girl would be powerful enough to do such a thing.
What’s wrong with me? Why don’t I know what’s happening?
“Why did you leave me??!” she screamed
in anguish at the sky.
“Davis?” Kari said quietly, kneeling
next him. He was still sitting in the chair in the corner of Koneko’s
hospital room. She lay on the bed, under a blanket, the doctor’s
having given up hope on her. Kari’s eyes were swollen and red,
and her face was streaked with tears. Davis looked up at her numbly,
not even able to speak for the lump in his throat. He collapsed into
her arms, and she sat on the floor rocking him like a child. T.K. knelt
behind Kari, stroking her hair, tears streaming down his face.
Tai and Sora stood in the doorway, shocked and
hurt and confused. They hadn’t been as close to Koneko, but they
felt the loss as much as anyone.
“Davis,” Kari whispered,, “we
have to go. Please Davis.”
He just nodded up at her mutely, numbly.
T.K. went around to his other side and helped Kari to lift him. Just
as they stood up, they heard something clink to the floor. Kari stooped
to pick it up. Davis’ eyes filled with fresh tears as he looked
at the crest and tag in her hands.
“It was her gift,” he whispered, his
“We have to carry on, Davis. We have
a destiny to meet,” T.K. said quietly, gently.
Davis nodded, and the five of them slowly left
the room, their worlds shattered into a million pieces, along with their
hearts. Nothing would ever be the same again.
In the hall, Gatomon waited for them.
“The time for secrets is over. We will
meet in the park, and we will explain everything.” she said, her own
voice cracking. I wish I could make this easier for you
Kari, for all of you.
“Hello Glynna-vyre. Mishka.”
The two acknowledged the girl who walked into the
circle. She was far less confused than the last time. Her eyes
were so sad though. She walked like someone with a heavy heart.
“I’m sorry you had to go through that,”
Glynna said to her, “I’m sorry that any of us do,” she continued,
shaking her head. Mishka stood behing her, his hands on her shoulders.
“It is time...” the girl said again,
just as she had when her mind had touched with theirs during the last spell.
“The chosen ones and the dreamers will come
soon,” Glynna agreed. “The change is beginning. It
is time for you to learn the magic.”
“But I’m not the same as you,”
the girl replied uncertainly.
“It doesn’t matter. You will
need to know the magic, Destiny is not counting on that,” Glynn smiled
a malicious grin.
“The Watcher is coming,” Mishka said
The three of them looked to where the Watcher was
now entering the garden. The girl’s eyes became wide, as she saw
the old wise man for the first time. Power emanated from his entire being.
He would make Destiny a worthy foe,
Mishka thought to himself.
“The final crest has been recieved,”
the Watcher said quietly, looking at the girl, “the change is now inevitable.
It is now up to us to make sure that the change does not become corrupt.”
The three nodded. The girl walked to the
pond and kneeled beside it, her eyes filling with tears. Mishka stepped
behind the girl and placed a hand on the back of her head.
“Vides, Videt, Video, omnes et nihil non
sed amore et dolores sumus,” he chanted.
The pond flashed to life and the girl’s eyes
widened when a face became visible in the water. She started to cry.
“Oh Davis, I’m so sorry. I do
love you. Be happy...” she sobbed, looking at the boy in the water,
clutching a tag and crest to his heart, tears streaming down his face.
His mouth formed one word. Her name.
End of Chapter 10
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