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The last few days of Summer crept up on Rhoda like the ominous hand of Death. She dreaded the thought of returning to school. She wanted to remain in Summer's solitary confinement forever, never returning to the taunts and name-calling. Rhoda had studied the entire Summer, Dedicating herself to the pursuit of success. With her father consistently in a drunken comatose state it was as if she had the trailer all to herself and she adored her time alone. She read, wrote, calculated, painted and even experimented in the kitchen all in the safe sanctuary of solitude.
The final day of Summer had arrived abruptly and raw. Rhoda was now forced to brave traveling into town to buy new clothes for school. Something she never enjoyed due to the abundance of "pretty" girls that ruled the roost. Trying her best to make the experience as quick as possible she darted to the good will store where due to obvious financial problems she had to buy her clothes. It took her fifteen minutes to get everything she needed and just like that she was back on Main Street on her way home until something caught her eye. In the window of an expensive store she knew the "pretty" girls shopped at was a mannequin dressed in brown. She wasn't sure what was possessing her but she found herself walking into the store and being greeted by the charming sales assistant. "Can I try it on?" She asked.
An enormous ball of energy fluctuated over the town, It shined brightly white and slowly descended onto Main Street. As it touched the tar of the road the white energy burst to reveal two metallic structures, One very slender and tall, the other very wide with clockwork. The people on Main Street were in an uproar. Some were fascinated, some were frightened and some were even repentant. "Well, Andromon? Are we going to do this not? I don't have forever you know." The clockwork one said, immediately bursting into a curious fit of laughter afterwards.
"My apologies, Clockmon. Let us begin." Andromon, the slender one said. Andromon raised his robotic hand which began to exude a powerful and visible aura. He placed his hand on Clockmon who instantly responded with,
"TIME STOP!" Smashing his hammer fiercely against the tar of the road releasing a pulse of Andromon's strange aura.
Rhoda clambered out of the changing room feeling rather on show. The sales assistant stood immobilized, eerily smiling at her. "I look silly don't I?" She asked, spinning around to look in the mirror. She was taken back, "Is that really me?" She asked again with a hint of hope in her voice. Confidence swelled her being like she'd never felt before, it poured out of her smile. "What do you think?" she asked once more, her eyes lighting up expectantly but the sales assistant didn't respond.
'What're you reading, freak?!'
'Get a life!'
'Move it, nerd.'
Her internal dialogue of insecurity bested her and the facade was pierced. "I understand." Rhoda said disheartened.
A giggle echoed through the shop, it enveloped every corner of the room. Startled, Rhoda spun around to investigate the sound now realizing it was dubiously quiet. She scrunched her eyebrows getting a better look at the sales assistant, "Are you alright?" she said waving her hand in his face.
"I think you look amazing! You're the prettiest girl I've ever seen!' A dainty delicate voice said, followed by the cavernous giggling sound.
"Me? Are you trying to be funny?!" Rhoda fumed.
"No of course not! You look like a princess." The mysterious voice said. Rhoda was speechless, No one had ever given her a compliment like that in her life.
"Th-Thank you." She said scanning the room looking for the boy, "Where are you?". A plodding sound made it's way towards her.
"My name's Burgamon!" Burgamon said, bursting out of a clothes rack laughing. Rhoda was gobsmacked at the sight of the little creature, very small and pale pink with a burger bun head.
"What on Earth are you?!" She exclaimed.
"Earth?" Burgamon giggled, "I'm not from EAAARTH." He stated.
"A, An alien?"
"An alien?! You're silly, I like you!"
"Then what are you?!"
"I'm your partner, Rhoda."
"How do you know my name?!" Rhoda asked. The floor beneath the pair began to tremble and Rhoda fell to floor. Burgamon "chivalrously" rushed to her side.
"Are you alright, Rhoda? We need to leave now!" Burgamon exclaimed, Changing his tone from playful to deadly serious. The tremors began to worsen as the sunlit room faded to black.
Main Street had been frozen in time. Clockmon and Andromon walked side by side through the streets of Rhoda's town passing by the lifeless statues of people going about their day. "You need to hurry." Clockmon said, "It's almost time... Scratch that, It is time.". An enormous black rift in the sky opened up, shedding a dark skin all over the town as if it was night time. Andromon's brisk walk became a sprint as he erratically searched the town.
"Athenry!" He cried. Bat-like creatures began to spill from the dark portal,
"Demi-Devimon!" Some cried.
"Vilemon" The others roared.