"No, I don’t think the military needs to intervene in our lives. You don’t seem to understand the strength and destruction a Digimon can bring to the human world do you? The Deva’s and D-reaper crisis should be enough of a demonstration as to our strength. It’s only because an ally from a very influential agency vowed for us that we are allowed to be here. Otherwise we would’ve been whisked away in a lab long ago." she stopped her practice and turned fully toward the boy.
"I am well aware of the danger I present to you humans. I am also aware of my environment. Why live in this world if I remain ignorant of its politics and methods?" she asked rhetorically. "Aside, I find you human’s interesting, especially your history."
"You have no need to worry about anyone getting hurt. I may be a warrior at heart, but I have restraint and self-awareness." she assured. She tilted one of her ears downward. "Tell me; is that a toy or is that an actual D-power? If it’s a toy, they’ve failed miserably at capturing it’s likeness." she commented. It looked more like a walkie-talkie.
Junpei bit his lips to keep from talking back, giving the fox-like digimon a hard stare upwards. “Look, I did everything in my power to make sure Digimon could not bring destruction to the human world. I don’t know about your situation, but at least in my case the military never needed to be involved,” he answered heatedly.
"So excuse me if I think it suspicious that a total stranger digimon starts gloating about their knowledge of the human world military." He crossed his arms and had half a mind to scan Renamon and send them home - though it would probably meant the human partner wouldn’t be pleased.
Of course, he had no reason as of yet to really do anything. They were just flaunting and Junpei had no interest in such pride. “No, this isn’t a D-power, it’s a D-scanner. Little different,” he mentioned, putting the digivice away out of defensiveness. “And it’s not a toy. Sheesh.”
"It’s Y-yagami Hikari. Could you stop with all the compliments? I’m, ah, feeling a bit uncomfortable."
"Oh, sorry, miss Yagami."
"My friends also say I need to stop doing that."
"What if someone sees me?" she repeated with amusement. "Nothing. Even in my rookie form, no humans can challenge me. Your government can’t lay a hand on me or my allies short of military intervention. That wouldn’t look so good would it though? Using military personnel on children?" she asked the boy rhetorically. She’s not egotistical, but she did acknowledge her strength in combat. Her mega form was not something to scoff at.
"I am Renamon. Now who are you, boy?" she asked as she finally turned her head toward the heavyset male.
"What are you saying? You think the military needs to get involved here or something?" Junpei shook his head. "Wait, how do you even know what military is… well, nevermind. Your partner probably told you."
Junpei chewed his lips and brought out his D-tector. A quick, harmless scan put Renamon’s information on the screen. He blew out air between his lips - he didn’t think they were kidding.
"I’m Shibayama Junpei," he blinked. "I just.. don’t want anyone around here hurt, okay?" Digimon partner or not, Junpei couldn’t know if Renamon was really good until it was proven.
♡ //*evil grin*
"Y-you, of course. At one point."
"What?" he jumped as if caught red-handed.
"It was a while ago. A long while ago. NOT THAT I DON’T LIKE YOU NOW."
She gave a thoughtful hum as she continued her motions, considering his words. So he knew of the show but didn’t know of the Tamers exploits? Probably new around Shinjuku. It was a slight relief, she grew uncomfortable of her more… “perverse” fans.
"Just because I’m partnered doesn’t mean we’re conjoined at the hip. She’s in her home, with her family." she informed him. "If I were a wild Digimon, you wouldn’t even see me before… well." she didn’t finish that thought. Seiko had already scolded her for her teasing of children.
Junpei rubbed a hand through his hair. “No, I mean, if you’re partnered, then… well, I guess you don’t have to be with them,” he said to himself. It was true that he and Tentomon weren’t always around one another, but… just leaving a digimon unattended in the human world? Though, this one seemed to be fairly independent.
"I guess what I’m trying to say is, what if someone sees you? Like me!" He wiggled his fingers, not really intimidated. "So… who are you? If not some wild Digimon.”
"K-kiss it better?"
She shook her head, “Cute company? I think that you might mean someone else. Anyways, what’s your name?”
"Of course I mean you."
"I’m Shibayama Junpei. What’s your name, pretty?"
Yeah, he liked her. She was quiet, but kind. Even laughed at his jokes sometimes. He wanted to protect her - thought that he needed to. She was a good friend, and sometimes he wanted them to be more. But he couldn’t ask that of her - never. He liked her just the way she was. He liked them together the way they were.
He just wanted to be the one to save her…
Digimon: the card game. One of the most popular fads to have swept the area as an interest to gamer guys and girls alike. And one of the most prolific players of the game, also known as the Ice Queen, Ruki Makino herself was playing at his school this evening.
Junpei was only interested because he thought it might make him new friends. He brought cards and tried to do tricks with them in order to gather others interests. In the end though, none of them would usually play with him. He wasn’t even very good at the game, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t interested in the tournament. Everyone was going, and lots of people in gaming-oriented clubs knew it was going on. The biggest talk of the kids these days.
So Junpei, being Junpei went.
He was just going to check it out and try and meet some friends. He even brought his deck in order to try some tricks - maybe the new slight of hand. But no one was interested in him - all eyes were on the game.
Two people - one sitting calmly in her chair, and the other almost half standing, were surrounded by a crowd of gawking kids. Some were murmuring, a few were chatting loudly, and the one kid in the middle looked like he was going to have a meltdown.
"Well, I’m putting Leomon out on the field! Your Pipismon is finished!"
Everyone ooh’ed and ahh’ed, but Junpei wasn’t really paying attention. He was more caught up in the one person’s stance, slouching in her chair almost boredly. Uninterested. And kinda cute, with that pout on her face.
A slight blush, but no one was looking at him. Junpei stood at the edge, his height giving him a bit of an advantage to watch - but there were a lot of people, enough to flood the hallway. Junpei gulped and wondered what he was doing here, really.
"Digi-modify Angemon with Seven Heavenly Stars," she said with a straight tone. Everyone started cheering and hollering and Junpei didn’t know what was going on but… in the end, the girl’s opponent was defeated. Makino Ruki was still running strong: 9-0.
Junpei felt floored. He’d never seen so many people be moved by such a cool, unemotional girl before. While everyone was giving the looser their condolences, or inspecting the cards on the table as if they couldn’t believe it happened, Junpei was watching her. Makino Ruki, just staring out the window.
Junpei wanted to know her! People were falling at her feet - although that probably was because a lot of the people who made up the gaming industry were fanboys. Junpei didn’t blame any of them - he was under Makino Ruki’s spell as well.