Chapter 6 Separating Sibs</i>
Bart and Veemon cheerfully dragged an annoyed and reluctant Numbuh 1 up to a cliff area as Lisa held the rear. So, Numbuh 1? Lisa spoke up curiously to break the silence. What was your mission you were speaking of earlier?
Thats Top Priority, Need-to-Know, Pinky Swear classified information, Numbuh 1 said.
Tell us, or well wet willy ya! Bart said, sticking his right index finger into his mouth and pulling it out as it left behind a slobbery trail of saliva.
Numbuh 1 gagged. Oh, fine! He glared at the young Simpson child. You just love getting your way, dont you?
If it pays off, Bart shrugged indifferently.
Numbuh 1 sighed, All right. One of the operatives of my sector had been captured and I was chasing after the tacky RV aircraft that is holding my teammate captive.
Bart, Veemon and Lisa paused in their walk to stare at Numbuh 1. Are you off your meds? Veemon asked.
Im extremely serious! Numbuh 1 snapped. One of my friends had been captured! I even have a list of the adults and teenagers who had taken part in it! Numbuh 1 reached into the inside of his shirt, pulled out a rather dirty and battered folder, and opened it to reveal eight photographs. One was a picture of a large, fat cat. Another was of an aged duck with a long beard and in Scottish clothes complete with a kilt. The third person was a tall, lanky mouse with a long nose. The fourth was of a teenaged, Asian boy with blue hair and dressed in an eccentric costume. The fifth was of a man with slick hair, a scar across his nose, had a cigar in his mouth, was dressed in fancy clothes with a green coat over it, and had a golden hook for a left hand. The sixth picture was of another teenaged boy but with blonde hair and dressed in black armor. The seventh was of a rather Crypt Keeper-type old man with a sinister look on his face. And the final one was of-
Hey, thats that Phantom Blot guy! Bart shouted, pointing at his fathers captors photograph. Hes the one who dad-napped our dad!
No, Bart. Its still kidnapped, Lisa corrected.
And thats Ken Ichijouji! Veemon exclaimed, pointing at the picture of the teenager with blue hair. Or Digimon Emperor he prefers. Hes been a major threat to us Digimon for a while now by converting us to evil with his Dark Rings. I didnt even know he was a part of this!
Youre kidding? Numbuh 1 said, his eyes widening with shock. Hmm
he mused. Maybe it wasnt coincidence that we ran into each other.
Does that mean youre actually gonna help us find our dad and Veemons friend? Lisa asked, a bubble of hope building in her.
He smiled and nodded. Youve got it. Weve got to get to the bottom of this plan of theirs.
Thank you so much! Lisa squealed happily, throwing her arms around the Kids Next Door operative and making him blush in embarrassment.
Er, youre welcome, Numbuh 1 stammered, but his eyes quickly darted behind Lisa. WATCH OUT!
He tackled her, Veemon and Bart to the ground as a large blob of ink flew over their heads and hit a tree with enough force to knock it to the ground. What the heck was that?! Veemon shouted.
Its HIM! Bart snarled, pulling out his slingshot and aimed it for the sneering face of the Phantom Blot.
However, Lisa just felt a chill run down her spine. The Blot was certainly intimidating, but there was something different about him something disturbing. Nevertheless, she readied her jump rope as Veemon assumed a battle stance and Numbuh 1 pulled out one of the KNDs standard two-by-four technology weapons in the form of a slab of wood connected to a saw and a magnet.
Kids Next Door S.P.L.A.N.K.E.R.
Solid Pine Loaded Artillery Nicely Kicks Enemy Rear
Kids Next Door, BATTLE STATIONS!! Numbuh 1 cried.
Bart, Lisa and Veemon (once again) stared at him. What
the hell was that? Bart asked.
Er, thats what I always shouted before my team goes into battle, Numbuh 1 explained. Something of a battle cry, you know?
Bart shook his head. Forget I asked.
Vee-Headbutt! Veemon shouted, charging at the Blot and headbutting him with tremendous force at his abdomen.
And whats THAT?! Bart snapped, but shook his head. Forget it! He quickly loaded his slingshot and fired several rocks for the Blot, but the Blot dodged the barrage of attacks. The Blot swung his arm back for Bart, but Lisa quickly lassoed her jump rope around the arm and locked the villain in place.
Now, Veemon! she shouted.
Got it! Veemon grinned as he reached behind his back and pulled out a Smash Ball. I always wanted to try this! He slammed the Ball on the ground, shattering it and began glowing with radiant lights. Veemon digivolve to
The little Digimon began growing in size until he was well over eight feet and grew massive, white wings. ExVeemon! the freshly evolved dragon cried. ExVeemon crossed his arms around his chest as it grew with energy. Vee-Laser! He unleashed a powerful blast in the shape of an X from his chest that engulfed the Phantom Blot. With the power of the Smash Ball fading, ExVeemon returned to his Rookie form of Veemon as the Blot had been transformed into a trophy.
All right! Bart and Veemon cheered, sending each other high-fives.
Did-did I even do anything? Numbuh 1 moaned in disappointment.
Hey, you saved us last chapter; get over it, Lisa deadpanned.
Bart walked over to the Phantom Blots trophy and smirked at it arrogantly. Ha! Not so tough now, are ya?! He attempted to kick the trophy, but it had dissolved into little dark particles, making Bart fall on his buttocks. I didnt do anything! Bart yelped, crawling backwards across the ground.
Trophies are supposed to be indestructible
Lisa whispered. What happened?
It mustve been a duplicate made from the Heartless, Numbuh 1 pondered.
Veemon then asked, Then where the heck is the real-YOW! He quickly leaped to the air as a black energy arrow narrowly connected with him.
The group of four looked to a group of rustling bushes. Emerging from them was the true, foreboding Phantom Blot carrying a dark cannon he had used on Homer. Blast it all, he sighed as the four readied themselves. I was so hoping that duplicate of myself couldve kept you busy long enough for me to capture you all. Oh, well. Never let a pitiful video game creation do a job of a madman. He pulled in the cannons trigger, firing multiple arrows.
Bring it, you Batman-rogue-wannabe! Bart shouted, just barely escaping an explosion created by one of the cannons attacks.
No! Numbuh 1 pulled Bart back. Its getting too hot here! Weve got to retreat!
Grabbing the others, Numbuh 1 quickly hopped off the cliff. One last arrow crashed at the edge of the cliff, creating another explosion and sent the four flying through the air and Lisa was blown in a completely opposite direction.
BART!! she screamed.
LISA!! Bart cried, reaching his hand out for her futilely. It all seemed like slow motion to him as his sister disappeared into another part of the forest, leaving Lisa all alone.