Four days have past since Yuudai and his friends met the EM being known as Warrock a FM-aim that betrayed his homeworld and knows Subaru’s father, Daigo Hoshikawa but won’t tell where he is and how Warrock knows him. Yuudai and Hikari told what happen to Regal as he was very surprised, and told them and the rest of the chosen children to keep a close eye on War-Rock.
Kodama Town Japan 2209 Evening January 14 Vista Point
As usual Yuudai was in the Vista Point with Subaru and Hikari watching the start, except for the white haired boy as he is on the lookout of any Hunter on the Wave Road by using his Visualizer.
“No sign of them so far.” He said, putting his glasses away. “I thought they would come after all those incidents happen here.”
“You mean the one about someone destroying everything that red, right?” Subaru ask. “I saw it on the new today.”
“Wonder if it could be the work of a FM-ain…” Hikari then asks the alien. “Rock. Do you have think it could be one of your race?”
“Who knows.” He answered through Subaru’s Transfer. “But it sure got mine interest.”
The young humans sighed by his remark as Subaru asks. “Rock… Please, tell me about my dad…”
“Hmmm… why should it?” He asks.
Annoyed by War-Rock’s question Yuudai want to give him a piece of his mind until he heard a familiar voice . “My, oh my. I wonder what you’re up to, being here with Hikari-san, Yuudai-san at this time of night?”
Yuudai groaned knowing who voice belonged to as he and his friends saw Luna and Kizamaro walking towards them.
The class president notice the looks on the boys face and asks. “What’s with that face?”
“This is the face of displease. We’re not happy to see you here.” Yuudai told her.
Hikari sheepishly laugh before she ask the class president. “And why are you here, Luna-san?”
Luna cleared her throat and told them. “We looking for the culprit that’s destroying our town’s properties of course!” The shocked the gang while the platinum haired girl continued to explained her reason. “As the super-citizens we are, searching for the criminal with our scouring car! And we’ll not rest until we bring the crook to justice!” Luna place her hands on her waist with her chin high while Kizamaro throw confetti.
Yuudai and his friends sweatdropped, knowing that Luna she’s doing this just to get Subaru in her class.
“Wait, what’s a scouring car?” Subaru asks.
“Like i was just saying, there’s been a lot if crimes going on around town, so we’re scouring every nook and cranny to find the criminal!” Luna told, thrusting his fist into the air. “I’m going to protect my town!”
“Wow, Prez, you have such a great sense of justice! No one can top you!” Kizamaro praised, clapping his hands. “You’re a role-model for all!”
Yuudai roll his eyes at his classmates as Luna ask them. “So how about it? Should i sign all three of you up?”
“Not a change.” Yuudai answered.
“Sorry, but i’m not interested.” Subaru told.
“And i’m going to a friend of mine, tonight.” Hikari said.
“Well, then! Don’t stay out too late. Who knows what kind of dangers may found you if you do!” Luna told, she then look at Subaru and said to him. “Oh, and come to school, OK!?” The class president left with Kizamaro.
Once they were gone, Subaru sighed and said. “I’m tired from just talking to her.”
“Trust me, you get that a lot when you hang around with Luna and her goons.” Yuudai told him, as they start to leave the park.
Kodama Town Japan 2209 Evening January 14
Once they exiting Vista Point, Hikari turn to the boys and said. “Well. I’ll see you boys later.”
“Say hi to Sora to me.” Yuudai asks her, Hikari nod and leave while Yuudai and Subari walk the other way to their house. But once they are halfway there, a car horn sound was heard. The boy stop and saw a pickup car parking in front of them.
“Well, well. We meet again.” Said a voice that recognize immediately.
“You have got to be kidding me.” Yuudai grumble, as Luna, Gonta and Kizamaro stepping out of the car.
“So, what do you think? Nice truck, right?” Luna asks. “I’ll even give you a ride in it, if you want!”
“I’m ok, really…. Anyway….” Subaru then walk to Gonta and bow his head a little. “I’m really sorry what happened!!” He apologies to him after Warrock force Subaru to punch Gonta three days ago. “Well. see ya!” Subaru then take his leave with Yuudai follow behind him.
“Still a jerk move what you pull out to Gonta, Rock.” Yuudai said to the alien.
“Oh come on! That kid was asking for it!” Warrock told him. “I’m sure you will do the same if he standing in front of you.”
“Only in self defense! You did that because Gonta was irritating you! That the big difference between you and me!” The white haired boy stated, but before the conversation could go further, they heard a loud noise coming from behind. They turn around and saw the car that Luna is using was heading toward them with extreme speed.
Yuudai quickly grab Subaru’s arm, jumping to the bushes dodging the car in a nick of time.
“That was way too close!” Yuudai said, brush off the leafs on his head.
“That was Luna’s car wasn't it? All i did was turn her down a few of her invitations, but this is going way too far!!” Subaru said.
“That wasn’t her doing. When that car past by us, i felt a faint presence of a FM-ain that i know.” Warrock told them.
“Could it be the same on that was destroying the town’s property?” Yuudai asks.
“Well here’s your chance to find out, cause it coming back for round two!” The alien warn them.
Both the boys quickly change into their EM form and enter the truck’s Comp when the car heading straight towards them.
Kodama Town Japan 2209 Evening January 14 TruckComp
“I think i just saw mine live flashing for mine eyes.” Subaru placing his hand on her knees as he tak deep breaths
“Grown a backbone, kid,” Warrock said, but suddenly they heard a boy and a girl scream not far from their location.
“Those are Luna and Kizamaro’s voices! How did she even get here?” Yuudai wonder, surprised.
“FM-ains can change humans into waves. Those two were too close to the FM-ain, so they were dragged along for the ride. And they got picked up by a real nasty one, too.” Warrock told.
“How nasty?” Yuudai asks.
“Very. He’s name is Ox, he a brutal fire attribute FM-ain who charges at things like the bull-headed cow he is.” Warrock told them.
“And you want us to fight a scary guy like him??” Subaru ask, slightly trembling.
“If we don’t stop this Ox character, he would endanger everyone in town. Including our family and friends, Subaru” Yuudai state. crossing his arms while asking the alien. “Anything there is to know about him?”
“He’s strong, but he moves in straight lines. If you keep your cool, he’s a pushover!” Rock explained.
“So he’s all brawn and no brains, huh? Then we better stay on our toes like Rock said.” Yuudai said, and heading out to where the scream come from.
“Wait for me!” called Subaru, following her, without realizing that something else enter the car as well.
“Targets found. Message send. Engaging target. The hunt is on.” And the being prepares to follow the two while keeping a close eye on them.
After they fight through the horde virus, until they slowly reaches the core of the computer and saw a red humanoid like Ox behind the steering wheel with both Yuudai’s classmate laying on the ground unconscious.
“That’s far enough, FM-ain!” Yuudai called out to him. Turning around the Ox callow “Mmrrgh! Who is ordering me around?”
“Eep! He’s freaking huge!!” Subaru yelped.
“Don’t chicken out on me, Subaru!” Yuudai said, drawing out his sword.
The ox monster then glared at Subaru and asks. “Haven’t we met somewhere before…?”
“Hello Ox! Long time no see!” told Rock.
“Mmmrrrgh!! Warrock!?” The flame FM-ain was shocked to see his fellow alien.
“Are you the only FM-ain that came to Earth?” Warrock asked.
“Yep, so far! But that’s because i’m the fastest! Don’t worry. The other guys ii’be here in a bit!!” Ox told and said. “By the way, you picked a real loser as a host! Strong, powerful people, that’s the way to go!”
“Just because you have muscle for brains doesn’t mean you're strong, porkchop.” Yuudai point his sword to him. “You're going to find out the hard way, unless you surrender peacefully and release your host from your mind controle.”
“Is that a threat from a girl?” he asks and began to laugh loudly.
“You better take this boy seriously, Ox.” Rock told him. “He may not look like it, but the kid here have quite the firepower in him. Also spoiler warning, he’s the first human i know who can EM wave change without a EM-being.”
“Do you think I am so dumb that I fall for such a claim?” asks Ox
“I think you are even dumber.” He retorts
With the Ox shouts loudly and storms forward to tackle them. Yuudai quickly pushed his friend away while he side step, dodging the FM-ain’s attack.
“You were right, Rock. He does have a one tracked mind.” Yuudai joked.
“Told you so. Now let kick his butt!” Warrock said.
“Hold on, Rock…. You never told me our enemy would be someone like him….” Subaru said, getting back on his feet.
Ox turn around laughing as he ask the gang. “Take a good look at Ox Fire. Seem familiar?”
“Familiar….?” The red warrior wondered, as a thought came to his mind as he look at Luna and Kizamaro, realising the host that Ox controlled. “Don’t tell me…. Gonta is your host?!”
“Why else would he have this form?” ask Rock “After all, you know how I look like when not fused, so we FM-ians needs host for being stronger. And most of us don’t ask for ask, we just take them.”
“Why him? Why would Ox pick Gonta?” Subaru asks.
“Something in his emotional state made him a good victim.” told Warrock.
“That right! Gonta’s ‘friend’ over there was planning to cut off his brother band after he got punch from a kid called Subaru.” Ox told him, pointing at Luna. “And with his help, i’m going to mow you and your sidekick down and take back the Andromeda Key!!”
“Andromeda Key?” asks Yuudai
“Higher danger target detected. Engaging combat” told a voice behind Ox Fire. Upon turning he saw a large mechanical bear like being in brown and black with glowing yellow eyes and on each hand four green glowing claws while a four was printed on the chest. While on the other side the sign of the police printed on with an x pattern claw mark.
“What the..? What the heck are you?” Ox demand.
“Quadstrike of the Predator Squad! You are my prey. Prepare to be hunted down.” stated the bear, the eyes glowing more as does the claws.
“That’s a Predator?!” Subaru quaked and asks. “W-what should we do?”
“Why ask me? This is mine first time seeing one close up too!” Yuudai told.
Ox didn’t ask long and simply stormed forward the predator only to be stopped head on as Quadstrike grabbed Ox Head not moving a centimeter.
“I am physically the strongest member of the Predators. You have no chance!” was the declaration and punches Ox Fire into the head, sending him flying over the entire ground before Quadstrike roared and stomps forward his prey.
“Stop! Your attacking his host!” Subaru told to the Predators. “It’s a human kid, like us!”
“Let him!” told Rock “In this state, you can only end the takeover by deleting the body, thus killing the FM-ian in question.”
“So as long the bear thing attack Ox, Gonta will be save?” Yuudai asks.
“Roughen up, drained and perhaps having a headache that could kill one. Aside from that he will live.” stated Rock. “We should worry more about the company that Ox got with him.” as many humanoid people began to appear, moving forward to Luna and Kizamaro. “Virus infected people. Is like with Ox and Gonta, but on a quite simpler level in terms of thought process. Not less dangerous thought.”
“And they will return to the real world once we delete those viruses?” Yuudai ask, blocking an attack with his sword.
“Kind of. We delete their digital version, but as long OX is here, they could be also considered being dead. Only once he is gone, they return where they had been before being taken over.”
That they heard a roar and saw that Quadstrike was burned by Ox Flames, indicating the two would be busy for a while. So saving Luna and Kizamaro had priority.
“Subaru! Take Luna, i’ll carry Kizamaro!” Yuudai kicked the virus away and quickly runs to the two as Subaru follow suit. On their way, more viruses tried to block their way but Subaru shoot them with a blaster.
Once they arrived, Yuudai carry Kizamaro over his shoulder, while Subaru carry Luna in bride style. The boy then up a couple of platform up so that the viruses won’t get the victims.
“This place would be safe for them.” Yuudai said as Subaru put the two down. “Now we need to help Quadstrike and Save Gonta.”
“And find a way to get away quickly” said Subaru “Because I have the feeling once we took care of Ox, Quadstrike will have our heads.”
“Don’t think it would be a trouble. Mine dad give something to me in case if got a Predator caught up to us.” Yuudai told, holding his open hand and the Ministry of Science symbol with five star appeared. “All i need to do is show this to Quadstrike, and everything will work out…. I think.”
“You think?!” Subaru look at him surprised.
“Look i don’t even know how this works! All we can to is trust dad and see what happens.” Yuudai answered, jumping off the platform.
Subaru followed and they soon reach the battlefield. Also they saw one clear thing: While Quadstrike was strong, he was a slow fighter. But the damage done to the system by each strikes were a testament of his strength. Subaru quickly give Warrock a Cannon Battle Card, the alien’s head transform into a cannon as he shoot it and hit Ox Fire’s head, saving Quadstrike from the FM-ain’s breath attack.
Ox Fire turns around, only to get kicked by Yuudai in the face, the red armored kid then jump off, grabbing his opponent’s arm, sweeping his foot off the ground and perform a shoulder throw, crashing Ox Fire to the ground.
“That’s for calling me a girl.” He told, turning to Quadstrike and asks. “Need help?
Quadstrike put his foot on Ox and holds his arm at his face… before it turns into a large cannon that began to charge, crackling in power. “Any last words?”
But Ox Fire quickly spits a huge fire at the bear Predator, giving quite the damage to Quadstrike as he try to quench around his body. “Burn to a crisp!” He shout, getting back on his feet and tackled the bear with all of it’s might. But his other arm grabbed him, throwing over and released the energy of the cannon, but Ox Fire counter it with his breath attack, both explode when it made contact creating a large smoke, covering the battlefield.
Ox Fire keep his ground, preparing for Quadstrike’s next attack. But then Yuudai came, bursting into the smoke, dashing toward him. Ox have little time to react as the red swordsman stand in front of him, hold his katana with both hands and give him a vertical slash on the chest. Yuudai jumps away as Subaru fire a wave of water to the FM-aim, finishing him off as Ox fire start to glow, before exploding. Once the explosion smoke was gone, Gonta laid on the ground while Ox true form was mowing loudly as the metallic parts started to crack.
“Rock…. Don’t be too happy….. You may have beaten me with your new friends…. But we’ll…. Andromeda K…. for sure….. Oooooowww!!” As the part suddenly break apart and the energy dissipated, leaving only the broken armor parts of the fallen FM-ain behind on the ground.
“We….won….” Subaru couldn't believe his eyes as he fell on his butt. “I can’t believe we….”
“We’re not out of the woods yet.” Yuudai said, looking at Quadstrike. “We still have to deal with that bear Predator.”
He turns to them and aims an already charged cannon “Surrender or be hunted down!”
“What now?” asks Subaru.
Yuudai showed the mark that his father gave him, but soon found him facing a cannon “The third virus trying to fool me with such a fake ID! Nice try!”
“Third?” Yuudai wondered, before having to duck as a cannon shot, nearly removing her head. “Wait! We’re not your enemy! We even help you defeating Ox Fire!”
“You’re within Hunting Perimeters! Unless my Operator or Squad leader calls off the hunt, the hunt goes on!” Declared the program, showing that even for an advanced AI, he still holds tightly on direct orders with only a select set of exceptions… and favors doesn’t count.
Yuudai saw Subaru carrying Gonta to safety his friends as he told him. “If you want to hunt so bad, you should focusing on the alien invasion then us. Ox is just the beginning, there will be more of them with powers we don’t even know!”
“Data of past Netnavis are familiar to today's opponent.”
“But that doesn’t mean you should take them lightly. They are the ones who attack the Space Station Peace all those years ago.”
“Insufficient Data!” and shoots again before storming forward to slash him with his claws. Yuudai dodge all of long range and use his sword to block all of Quadstrike attack
“We should leave now!” called Subaru “Else we might have to face his friends soon.”
“Right!” Yuudai pushed Quadstrike away looking straight into his eyes and told. “I suspect we’ll see each other soon so i will tell you this. The FM-ain are also mine enemy and i will fight them to protect the people i care about, believe it or not…. It your choose.” And with that said, Yuudai and Subaru pulsed out to the real world.
Kodama Town Japan 2209 January 14 Evening
Once the boys return back to their human form. They watch from afar the street as Luna making up with Gonta as he and Kizamaro try to hug her, while she try to push them back.
“That Gonta kid is strong, but even his physical strength could not give his life meaning…. And when you knocked him out cold-”
“Which you forced Subaru to do it.” Yuudai reminded him.
“Hush you!” Warrock yelled at him, clearing his throat and continued his speech. “As i was saying: he thought he had lost his place in the world…. He didn’t want to lose that, so he let his weakness be used by Ox. Like i told you before, FM-ains take over humans with loneliness in their hearts. Humans who feel lonely want something to fill up the void inside. And they invite mine race into that empty space. People are so weak. They think they can’t fill the void in their hearts by themselves. Well, i say that, but us FM-ains need to fuse with Earthlings to use our full powers, too. Everyone needs to feel they fit in somewhere… Guess that goes for human and EM beings alike.”
“A place where you belong…..” Yuudai mumbled to himself, looking at his transfer, remembering the feeling each time Hikari, Taichi and their friends went to the Digital world. “Yea. You're right, never know you're a philosophy type, Rock.” He smirked, shrugging. “Here i thought you were just a meathead like Ox was.”
“Don’t push it girl!” stated the EM-Being. As Yuudai start to laugh.
Quadstrike was standing on the wave road as somebody else approached him. “I take you lost the target?”
“Got damaged and process capacity were lowered due the circumstances. But I was able to get some date of our prey!” explains the bear
“Good! Spread it over the squad! We keep on hunting.”
“I do hope your finding about our prey will be useful, Quadstrike.” A female voice said, as a fox like creature appeared next to the bear. “After all information is key, and we don’t want to delete the wrong crock, now do we?”
“Any news of your analyses of the little previous data we got before?” asks the apparent leader.
“From what i can get so far. Those virus we fought a couple of days back aren't not our typical everyday food.” The fox said. “I suspect that they came from oceans of stars.” She point her claw to the sky.
“Outer space…. Could it be the ‘Meteor’…. No that too soon….” mumbled the leader “New orders! Capture some of these viruses and analyze them! Quadstrike! Upload your findings at our database! SeptSearch, you go and analyze the data! And Try to convince the commander to restart Project Striker.”
“What will you do, Drikat?” asks Quadstrike. “I have to report back to the inspector… don’t ask me why I am set up as his partner.”
“Too bad the commander isn’t your partner, Dri.” SeptSearch said. “He may be a oddball, but at least his twice better than that low class detective for yours.”
“Tell me about it…” Drikat sighed, moving out the shadow and reveals to be a quadruple mecha dragon with yellow eyes, and red and black body armor with three claws on each paw. On the side were his Predator mark with a three on it.
“You have your orders.” he added to them
“Roger that!” Quadstrike flow away.
“Make sure you get back soon. Our favorite show is coming up, and it would be no fun to see it without you.” SeptSearch winked at him, before flying off.
Drikat looked after her and numbled “What is up with her… all these odd lines for me and the methion she is working on a system upgrade only for us two…” he shook his head “Should go now.” Once Drikat was about to leave, he received the information from Quadstrike as his eyes weiden. “T-that’s…!” He open a image of Yuudai, fighting Ox fire, he zoomed to the boy and mumbled. “He looks a little different…. But he just like that person from mine Data Fragments….. This can’t be a coincidence….” He then search the database hoping to find a clue, only to find a name. “Zero….. What for connection do you have with mine ‘Father’....”