Welcome to Digimon: Kids in America! We are an AU Digimon RP taking place in the fictional Tower City, New Jersey. Tower City was changed forever after it was attacked by a MetalTyrannomon. Digimon seek out human partners while Zony tries to conceal the existence of Digimon from the world. The balance between the Human and Digital Worlds spirals toward chaos.
How'dy folks! This is your friendly neighbourhood mineral welcoming you all to the site, both new and old! There are going to be some changes from Season 1 as we move into Season 2, so please bare with us here. With a new season comes new changes, such as Tokyo, JP opening up as a playable area and Japan getting it's own digital world server. Crests will also be replaced with something new, so look forward to it.
As always, any questions and concerns will be heard, and suggestions are welcomed as well. Just understand that the focus of the site cannot be lost, and so no everything will be incorporated into the mechanics and plot. Even so, go forth and plot and have fun!
Aiden bid farewell to his sister, at least for now, as she used all that cheer and glee as fuel for her body. She bounced off (not literally, or maybe so?) and out of the crowd, taking off beyond the stands to head to the locker room for some pre-game pep talk. Now he wasn't about to cheer her on like some crazed soccer mom, but he would definitely let her know that he was still here in the stands hoping for her best.
"Yeah. I'm really glad she got her smile back. It was quite bad before."
He replied to Ricky's comment on Hailey's excess of energy as of late. Digimon had taken quite a bit from her in the past and so he was just happy she was happy again.
When he was prompted by Ricky's question though, Aiden got a near-deer in the headlights look as he just stared off into space, his gaze becoming more and more serious before he suddenly closed his eyes and smiled.
"...Heh, I wouldn't worry too much on it. The job's getting done, so that's all that matters, right?"
A grin was plastered on Aiden's face now when he turned to look to Ricky. Then, he looked away and off to the field where very soon the teams were going to come out again and resume the second half of the match.
"All that matters is that we win in the end.. And that we cheer on lil o' Hailey in her game. Everyone needs support every now and again."
Hailye had made it down from the stands and before she knew it the game had resumed again. It surprisingly didn't take too much for her to convince her coach to let her play. The problems for Hailey came more so from the other girls, the more competitive ones were adamantly opposed to Hailey playing. That said, at this point Hailey paid them no mind because her big brother was watching and she would do whatever it took to make him proud! Because of that, 10 minutes later and Hailey was showing off what skills she had gained on the field. After all her work, she could almost keep up with the slowest girls on the other team, which was actually a pretty huge leap for Hailey. And not too long in, Hailey found herself with the soccer ball.
Oh crap... She immediately thought to herself as she instinctively began to kick it. Running at full speed and impressive ball handling skills for a renowned klutz, Hailey looked like she was going to make it! I can do it! If Aiden can go fight, I can definitely do this!
She was going to make him proud. She was going to achieve something, because while she may not have been a warrior or a digimon tamer, this was finally her chance to shine. She pulled back her leg and prepared the biggest kick straight toward the opposing team's goal. She kicked the ball with all her might and it headed straight for the goal!
However, just so soon as she kicked, a huge girl who was quite easily nearly a foot taller than Hailey and perhaps twice her weight class suddenly collided on top of her, sending her crashing down to the ground with the other girl on top of her. Hailey's ankle twisted and she would have cried out in pain if she wasn't too busy trying to steal a peek over the other girl to see if the ball had gone into the goal.
As the ball was in the air, it was perfectly on course to go in the goal. But it didn't. The goalie blocked it, catching the ball and prepared to return it into play, if only the game hadn't been stopped once they realized Hailey's ankle injury.
30 minutes later, Hailey was on crutches making her way back to Aiden and Ricky in the stands. The game was still ongoing, but with the other girls making fun of her, she really didn't feel like sitting down there with them anymore.
Ricky was silent, taking in his answer. While he wasn't exactly for war, he understood enough about it to see that it was one that was necessary. Even if the world literally was just poking it's own eyes out. There was a time for conflict, and moments for discussion. Perhaps it could easily fall through, but when it failed, other options had to be made available. Of course, that could easily just be the view of a person who could no longer fight. It was easy to forget that he was on the front lines as well, though against monsters, not people. Yet in the end, Digimon were just as alive as any other being. Didn't matter exactly what they looked like. Intelligence, free-will, thoughts and emotions. These were all the signs of life.
While he didn't agree with Aiden on a lot of things, he had to say that he could only respect his choice. He was out fighting for what he wanted to protect, which was his family. He honestly hoped that at this point, they would be able to see each other as such.
Yet, it was at this time when Hailey was finally able to shine. With her on the field, and with effort, she soon found herself in possession of the ball. Seeing this, Ricky would lean forwards, calling out in cheer as the girl would cross the grass as quickly as possible, seeing as she seemed to stumble somewhat. It was natural Hailey at her finest, yet she was still holding her composure. Getting closer to the goal, she reeled her leg back and was ready to send it whirling into the ball to kick it through.
But as soon as she managed her kick, she was in the middle of what looked like a dog-pile, His eyes wide as he could barely see Hailey amidst the chaos. As the ball seemed the fly, it was as if the whole audience was in free-fall, waiting to see the results of this. Yet his eyes remained on the pile, and managing to finally see a small sign of the girl that had fallen for him, seeming to gaze at the goal post. Which made it all the more disheartening to see it fail.
Even as the boos seemed to come, Ricky would continue to watch Hailey. As she was checked for injury, he still watched her, seeming to do his best to keep his own emotions in check. He even managed it as he saw her approach them in crouches, noting the look in her eyes, even if she still tried to act the same as she had before she had attempted her game moment. Waving towards her, Ricky would swallow hard, trying to think of the right thing to say.
"Hey...Um...you doing okay? That...really should have been a foul...."
Honestly, despite his genius, even Ricky could very well know too much about sports. Sure, he watched football with his father and brothers, but that hardly made him an expert.
Aiden cupped his hands close to one another around his mouth and yelled out over the boo-ing crowd. Clearly he was speaking both of the rather large "girl", if he'd even call her that, and the ref too who didn't immediately eject her from the game. That was obviously on purpose, or at least that's what Aiden's mind kept telling him. It was a strong bias since after a few minutes it had been obvious that she had injured his precious little sister. If he found that large girl in a dark alley, he knew a few tricks to remove her ankle. Lets see how she liked it!
The man had lost interest in the game now and merely sat there in relative silence waiting to see Hailey walk out and back onto the bench, or onto the field. When she appeared next though she was on crutches and heading their way. Aiden's Inner Pappy was about to come out, and he was almost seriously considering breaking that other girl's kneecaps.
Aiden got up fast and almost pushed Ricky out of the way entirely as he ran over and threw his arms - carefully - around Hailey to embrace her in a close hug. Despite her injury and how embarassing it may have been, the man was still as proud as ever to have watched that. The moments of enjoyment he could see on her face when she had the ball and was heading for the goal were engrained in his mind. He had never seen her as active as that in their lives, at least without her already falling on her face on her own level of dexterity, and so he couldn't be happier despite the results.
"That was super cool! Damn, I should've taken a video for Pappy. He would've hollered something fierce!"
It wasn't such a surprise that everyone out here was being so nice to her. They were her brother and her boyfriend after all, but this was precisely why Hailey had come up here in the first place. She wanted to spend a moment being loved, even if she didn't deserve it. It was better than staying down there and being hated, which she also didn't deserve. Hailey really hated the high school girl cliques. This was precisely why all of her friends had always been boys. Girls could only be trusted so far as they could be thrown... and if Hailey tried to throw them they would end up behind her.
With Aiden's arm around her, Hailey responded with one arm around him as well. As far as how the game should have played, Hailey didn't know one way or the other. Despite being a player, she didn't know the rules of soccer at all. But as nice as everyone was being to her, she still wished with all her might that she could have done something to be a little bit more useful. This wasn't to say that she felt like the girls had any right to give her a hard time, only that she wished she had been able to do something to impress someone, for once.
"You guys are great," Hailey said with a warm smile, despite the tear trailing down her cheek. She didn't want to tear to fall, but it seemed she didn't have much of a choice. She didn't feel like she had a reason to cry, so she was happy that it was only one tear that hopefully neither boy would notice. After all, she'd hate to be the stereotype of their little group.
"Don't worry guys, I'm fine," Bravado exponentiated. Suddenly, Hailey heard a strange buzzing sound coming from near Ricky. It was coming from the pink handbag she had left next to Ricky earlier. Odd... she didn't think she had left her cell phone in there. It was in her backpack.
"Ricky, can you check that for me?" Little did she know, the beeping was coming from her digivice.
It was quite impressive how Hailey could so easily go from seeming just a bit out of sorts, to completely fine in a matter of moments. Perhaps there was something to the idea of positive reinforcement that indeed held more merit than he gave it credit for. Though, that didn't help in him nearly getting knocked over by the larger male in his attempt to comfort his sister. As the blonde female would thank them both, Ricky would once again readjust his glasses, his body slumping back into his chair before hearing a small vibration coming from the girl's bag.
As she asked for him to look into it, it couldn't very well have been her phone, as it appeared that she was more than in possession. Though he couldn't imagine her using a beeper. Reaching into the bag, he would feel for the strange object, a blank expression crossing his face before finally reeling it out to reveal the D-power within. Staring at it, he would then hold a wide gaze before turning towards the girl.
"Ummm....Hailey.....I'm pretty sure this is yours....."
Aiden said in quiet. It was a relief to see Hailey still be in, somewhat, uplifting spirits but the man couldn't help but take notice of the small silver device that Ricky had taken out of Hailey's bag. He shouldn't have been all that surprised.. Back when Ricky and Aiden had been teleported to another universe with a small child playing god he had learned that day that Hailey was a chosen child. She had a crest, which meant somewhere in the world she had a digivice.. And a partner.
Aiden was surprised though. He had hoped that the digital world would never try to put its grubby little paws on his sister ever again. He hoped that the crest given to Ricky to deliver was mistakingly thought to be Hailey's when it really belonged to somebody else close to the younger boy. He hoped.. He hoped Hailey would never be injured like that again.
Small ankle sprains aside, the elder male knew he had to continue to protect Hailey. Not from living her life out here in the real world, but from potentially losing her life in another.
"..Let's not worry about that. The game's got a little bit more to go, so why don't we just enjoy watching it for the time being?"
Hailey certainly hadn't expected this... that her Digivice would activate. As a matter of fact, it was a wonder that she carried it around with her at all. She didn't want to have anything to do with Digimon and she was glad that all of those adventures were in the past, but... for some reason she still felt attached to the device and the crest that she wore around her neck The crest of chastity. What did it even do? She knew enough about things to know that the crests were supposed to give people abilities or powers but she was lost as to what her own did because she wore it all the time and nothing.
But Hailey didn't reach for her D-3 digivice right away, even if she gazed at it in shock and awe. So alluring as the beeping was, Aiden's words snapped Hailey back into reality such that she could spurn the digivice's pleas. And simultaneously as Hailey inwardly affirmed her decision, the Digivice went silent.
"Yeah. I need to watch the game," Hailey agreed. She suddenly smiled wildly. Hailey moved forward to sit down in the stands again, leaning her crutch nearby. "I'm so glad you're back, Bro."
While Aiden and Hailey both seemed to agree to dismiss the matter for now, Ricky wasn't as quickly sold on the idea. The fact that it was signalling at all was a mystery in itself. Something that even Aiden should have been questioning. The Digital world and the human world were supposedly disconnected from one another yet again. That meant that all of their Digi-vices shouldn't have been functional to begin with.
And yet...hers was giving off a signal? That couldn't have been just by chance...
As the teen cupped his hand beneath his chin, he found himself looking on at the game, yet still in deep thought as Hailey expressed her joy at having her brother home for this moment.
None of this fits.....there shouldn't be a reason for it to go off..so why would it?