DISCLAIMER: I don't own Digimon, but these are my original ideas. I'm going to try and add a little bit of romantic flavour in the story, so in your reviews, please tell me who your favourite digidestined pairings are (as in romantic pairings). Try and include all of the digidestined pairings that you think would work well.

"So why are we here again?" Joe asked quizzically.  Tai groaned and shook his head in despair.

"Haven't I already told you?" he asked, "We have to wait for Izzy to show up before we can find out what's going on." As if one cue, Izzy came running through the entrance. When he reached the others, he was breathing heavily.

"Sorry I'm late, guys," he said, "It took forever for my laptop to shut down. Is everyone here?" Tai nodded and gestured to the two groups of people. In one group stood the original eight digidestined, minus Izzy, and in the other stood the current four digidestined. Izzy smiled in approval and gestured for the digidestined, young and old, to gather around him. "I've gotten some disturbing news from Gennai." Matt rolled his eyes.

"So what else is new?" he muttered. Mimi covered her mouth, trying to stifle a giggle, unsuccessfully. Tai smirked at the giggle, while Davis, Ken, Yolei and Cody looked at each other confusedly. Izzy waved his hands, and Mimi stopped.

"That's better," he said, "As most of you know, Gennai has a tendency to always bring bad news to us, whether it's intentional or not." Tai smirked.

"Izzy, has anyone ever told you that you have a gift for understatement?" he asked quizzically, which got a laugh from everyone. Izzy groaned.

"Fair enough, fair enough," he said, smiling, "but now we have to get serious. Gennai has found a prophecy that fortells the destruction of both the digital and real worlds. It will probably be eaasier if I turn it over to Gennai to explain." He unstrapped his laptop from his back, opened it and turned it to face the digidestined. The screen brightened and a small animated version of young Gennai appeared.

"Hello, again, young ones," he said.

"Hello, Gennai," they all replied in unison.

"We have a crisis situation on our hands. With the help of Centaurumon, I have found an ancient prophecy which has the potential to wreak havoc on both worlds. Here it is:

Through tragedy, a chosen one, forced to bear the mark of evil, shall appear to take up the mantle of justice.

Fallen adversaries will rise up to wage war against the forces of good.

A powerful entity will reveal itself from amongst the chaos, like an angel of death.

Seeking to release the true power of darkness, the entity must enlist the aid of a child.

The fate of two worlds shall rest upon a painful choice.

The path of light may appear to be right, but only in darkness will salvation be found.

A ~bzzt, crack, bzzt~

"What's going on?" Davis exclaimed. Izzy spun around and began typing furiously on the keyboard.

"I don't know, just give me a minute," he cried.

"I'm sorry, children," Gennai said, "Unfortunately, we've had some...environmental concerns which interfered with the transmission. I would suggest that you all go over the portion of prophecy which I was able to send to you, and myself and Centaurumon will attempt to restore the transmission. Good luck." The screen faded to black, leaving the digidestined to ponder the meaning of the prophecy.

"Well, the portion of the prophecy which we've received seems to be straight-forward enough," Izzy stated, stroking his chin thoughtfully.

“Not necessarily," TK said, "'Through tragedy'. That means that it could basically be anyone except the 12 of us!" While TK and Izzy argued, Tai and Kari's eyes met.

"Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" Tai asked her. Kari nodded.

"I'm pretty sure I am, yeah," she replied. Yolei glared at the Kamiya siblings.

"What are you two talking about?" she exclaimed. TK and Izzy stopped their argument and joined the others in turning their gazes to Tai and Kari. Tai cleared his throat.

"Jake," he said simply. Mimi blinked in surprise.

"Jake...as in Jake Stevens?" she asked. Kari's eyes widened and she nodded.

"How did you know?" she asked. Mimi shrugged her shoulders.

"I met him while I was in the airport waiting for Sora to pick me up," she replied. Both Sora's and Matt's heads snapped towards Mimi.

"That guy you were talking about?" they asked in unison, "Are you saying--"

"Exactly," Tai replied, "His parents were killed a little while after he met Kari." Davis and Ken opened their mouthes to speak, but nothing came out. Izzy broke the silence.

"Well, that would certainly make him a feasable person to be involved with this prophecy," he said, "but we'll have to be sure." Tai and Matt both nodded in agreement.

"You're right, Izzy," Tai replied, "Does anyone have any complaints about me handing out assignments?" Davis was about to open his mouth, but Cody smartly clapped a hand over his mouth. Tai smirked. "Thank you, Cody. Now, on to business. Joe, I need you, Ken and Izzy to help Gennai repair the transmission."  Joe, Ken and Izzy nodded, and Tai turned to TK and Kari. "Kari, TK, I need you two to find Jake. We need proof that he's the one that the prophecy is talking about. If you can find him, keep an eye out for this 'mark of evil'." TK and Kari nodded. "Sora, you and Mimi are going to tell Davis, Yolei and Cody about our run-ins with our old enemies. The prophecy talks about old enemies coming back to fight us, and I want them to be prepared for anything." Sora and Mimi glanced at the three younger digidestined in question and nodded. "Matt, you're with me. We have to get back to the digital world and gather up our digimon. Who knows when that prophecy is going to be fulfilled!"

Everyone agreed to meet at Izzy's house the next day to fill each other in on their progress. They each turned and went to accomplish their part of the plan.

Back in the park, Spike was still lying unconscious on the path. A figure crouching over him smacked his cheeks in an attempt to wake him. With a groan of remembered pain, Spike's eyes opened. He looked at his surroundings, and, to his surprise, he was still in the park. Muttering under his breath, he pushed himself to his feet. When he became acclimated to the area, he turned his focus on the man who had woken him up.

"Who the hell are you?" he asked. The man smirked.

"I'm someone who can help you obtain your revenge on the cho--I mean, the one who embarassed you earlier today," he replied. Spike glared at the man and smiled.

"You read my mind, man," he said, "but what do you want in return?" The man shrugged his shoulders.

"I just want your help with something," he replied, "All will be explained soon, Spike." Spike paled visibly.

"How do you know my name?" he asked, regaining his composure.

"That is none of your concern," the man replied, "Now come with me." Spike shrugged his shoulders, and walked towards the man, unaware of what was in store for him.

TK and Kari decided to begin their search for Jake at the Police Station. As they walked to the building, they talked about their lives since the final battle with MaloMyotismon.

"So, Kari, have you had your eye on anyone lately?" TK asked. Kari blushed slightly.

"Yeah, there's someone that I think I like, but I'm not sure if he feels the same," she replied. TK scoffed.

"If this guy doesn't like you at all, than he's more of an idiot than I can imagine," he said, "With your personality, there's no guy that you shouldn't be able to win over." Kari blushed profusely, before turning TK's own questions back at him.

"Well, what about you?" she asked, "Is there anyone that you're interested in?" TK smiled softly.

"Well...there are plenty of nice-looking girls who are interested in me, but there's only one girl who I'm interested in." Kari smiled.

"She's pretty lucky if she's caught your eye," she said. TK blushed.

"Maybe, but I'm afraid that she might only want to be friends," he whispered. Kari placed a hand on his shoulder.

"TK, you shouldn't hold off from telling her how you feel just because you're afraid of rejection. If you do that, you'll go through the rest of your life wishing that you had asked." TK smiled and nodded.

"You're right, Kari," he said, "I'll think about it." Kari smiled sweetly and returned her gaze to the street in front of her. At that point, they had reached the station. They walked inside and approached the reception desk. The receptionist looked up and smiled.

"What can I do for you two?" she asked. TK stepped forward.

"Hi, we're here to try and find a friend of ours who stopped by here earlier today," he said. The receptionist nodded and wheeled herself over to her computer.

"Can I have your friend's name please?" she asked.

"Jake Stevens," Kari replied. A man about to walk out of the building stopped at the mention of Jake, and he walked back to the reception desk.

"It's all right, Jess," he said, "I'll handle them." Jess nodded and turned back to TK and Kari.

"Just follow Detective Folk and he'll try and help you," she said, "Have a nice day." TK and Kari nodded their thanks and turned to follow Detective Fair, who had walked down the hall and opened one of the doors, motioning for them to enter.

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