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“You can’t help them, you know,” the
Watcher said quietly.
What 's in Dreams
June 30th, 2001
The little girl looked up at him sharply. Suddenly
she looked to be much older, more a woman than a child, despite her tiny
frame. She almost looked like a faery. The voice with which
she spoke to him was most definetly not that of a child.
“The change is inevitable,” she replied to him,
“even I cannot change that. But these are not people like us,
they need to be prepared.”
“That is what the chosen ones are for,” he responded.
“And who chose the chosen ones?” she countered.
The Watcher sighed, “Winter.”
“Exactly,” she smirked.
“Good morning, Glynn, it’s nice to see you again.”
“Thank you, Arealla,” Glynn answered back, trying
to smile. She did feel much better, and had decided to go back to
school. Now she wished that she hadn’t. She felt overwhelmed
by all the people around her, as though they were closing in on her.
All these people with their platitudes, asking how she was doing or saying
that it was nice to see her, when in reality they didn’t really care.
Nobody really cares about anybody anymore, Glynn thought to herself
sadly, it’s all about appearances, look nice, talk nice, act nice,
but deep inside, nobody really cares, not even about themselves. What’s
“You know that’s not really true,” a small
voice said from behind her.
Glynn whirled around to see a small girl-child looking up
“I’m sorry?” she asked.
“You’re right, they don’t really
care, but there is a point,” the child continued.
“How did you– Who are you?” Glynn stammered
Suddenly, a memory flashed through her mind, maybe it was
a dream, maybe it was real, but suddenly, Glynn remembered. “Winter?”
The girl nodded solemnly. “The time is approaching.”
Glynn’s eyes widened in recognition, “That’s
what he said. The time for what?”
“Hey Glynn!! Who are you talking to?” Arealla
called to her, startling her.
When Glynn turned back to where Winter had been standing,
the little girl was gone.
“He doesn’t understand, Tai,” Kari was
trying to explain through tears.
Kari was still very upset over the afternoon events, but
having to prevent her older brother from running after T.K. and tearing
him limb from limb was becoming a bit of a problem.
“It doesn’t matter, Kari. He had no right
to yell at you like that, or at Gatomon, for that matter. There are
bigger things happening here than you or I can even begin to comprehend,
and our petty little arguments are not going to help anything, or anyone.
We need everyone to be working together.”
“Have you figured it out yet, Tai?” she asked
quietly, her eyes still filled with tears, but the worst of her hurt and anger
having been replaced with worry and anxiety.
“Not everything,” he replied quietly, “Agumon
told me about Glynn and the change, but he didn’t say a whole lot
more. I wish I could understand. What is there that’s
not an issue of good or evil?” “That is something
beyond human comprehension.”
“Huh??” Tai whirled around and found a child
looking up at him, “how did you get into our living room? And who
“Winter,” Kari answered, her eyes wide.
Winter nodded solemnly. “The change is something
which is inevitable. Dreams and reality are not always what they seem,”
Winter explained calmly.
Suddenly Tai thought that he was imagining things, because
the was no way that this small girl was a child. She seemed inhuman
and ageless somehow.
“I don’t understand,” Tai continued, shaking
his head in confusion.
Winter turned away from him, and walked towards Gatomon.
“Hello, old friend,” she said to her. “It’s
been a long time,” Gatomon replied sadly.
“Yes, too long,” Winter said, just as sadly.
“You know what you need to do. The Watcher has forbid me to
interfere, but you are chosen, and the dreamers need your help and your
wisdom. I am only an observer, just as Glynna-vyre is. At least
for the time being. Events have been set into motion now, which will
only come to their destined conclusion,” she turned to Kari, “Kari,
you are also very important, for courage, sincerity, friendship, knowledge,
kindness, love and reliability need your light in order to shine.
But your light is not enough, hope is also needed, for without it, light
cannot come into being, and the darkness will become overwhelming.”
During all this, Tai had sat down and was staring on in stunned
silence. Sora had come in some time earlier and was sitting beside
him, staring odly at the little girl.
“Hello, Winter,” she said flatly. Tai turned
a confused look her way.
“Hello, Sora,” she responded with a sad smile.
“I’m sorry,” she continued, starting to fade away.
“Wait!” Tai yelled, reaching out but connecting
with nothing but thin air.
“Finem Facere,” she whispered as she faded to
“I won’t do it,” Yolei repeated adamantly.
“Yes you will. You will do it, because you have
to, and you know that you’ll feel horrible, probably for the rest
of your life if you don’t,” Ken persuaded her gently.
“But–What if it doesn’t work? What
if we’re wrong? Poromon, tell him that this is wrong,”
she pleaded with her most loyal friend.
“I’m sorry, Yolei,” he answered, lowering
his eyes, “But you know that you have to do this.”
“But why me?” she asked desperately.
“Because, you’re the only one who can,”
Ken said, taking her hands into his own.
“You do it,” she glared at him, her anger rising.
“You know that I can’t.”
She finally sighed in defeat and picked up her d-terminal.
Hooking it up to her laptop she downloaded her two digieggs. With
one last pleading look at Ken, she started the program which would combine
her two eggs together in order to form a new crest. She felt herself
getting weak, as the program interfaced with her own energy in order to
complete it’s task. She felt Ken holding her left hand in his
own. Just as she felt herself slipping away, she felt a much smaller
hand place itself into her right hand. She turned to see the mysterious
child, Winter, smiling up at her sadly.
“Finem Facere,” Winter whispered, and disappeared.
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