The 20th Anniversary
It was June 26th, 2017. A boy was browsing the internet in his room. That boy was Araumi Haru, a Japanese 17 years-old. He was a big Harry Potter and Digimon fan. There were a lot of both merchandise in his room, from Gryffindor poster to Xros Heart/Blue Flare banner.
He seemed very focused in his aloof activity and enjoyed it so much. He read some posts in both fandom sites that the day was the 20th anniversary of both Digimon and Harry Potter. He was so excited, he told his social network friends of him who were also part of both fandom. Unsurprisingly, they knew about the anniversary as well.
"Ow man, I wish at least either the Wizarding World or the Digital World was real!" said the username Ginny.
"Huh? Weird. My mobile phone screen has asked me whether I believe the Wizarding World was real," the username Ron responded.
"That's nonsense," said the username Hermione.
"But my smartphone also asked whether I believe the Digital World was real," said username Luna defending username Ron.
"What about yours, Harry?" asked username Neville, referring to Haru who used Harry Potter as his username in the internet.
"I... don't have any mobile phone," said Harry while reaching inside his right pocket. There were only a deck of Chocolate Frog cards there. "By the way how did you answer the question, Ron, Luna?" he asked for more information. However, the internet got disconnected for a few seconds and when Haru refreshed the page, all of them had gone offline.
"Weird," muttering Haru to himself. Two out of six from his gang got that weirdly question. Maybe they both were The Chosen Ones, after all, he thought. His imagination went stray, forming a mental image about Ron working at DATS. "I wish I could be chosen too", said Haru.
Suddenly his monitor shone bright. Haru tried to see what's displayed on the monitor but the light blinded him. When he was finally able to see his surrounding, he found himself in an unfamiliar place. It was a beautiful garden with a clear river flowing near there.
"Where am I?" Haru panicked. However, the panic soon became a shock when he saw his reflection on the river. He looked like Harry Potter now.
"Why do I look like Harry Potter, my account name? Wait, is this the Digital World? If so, then..." Harry tried to search something in his left pocket. There was something there which felt like a cellphone. Having the name Haru, he believed he would get an AppliDrive since the newest Digimon anime protagonist who shared his name also had one.
Harry pulled out the device from his pocket. He was quite disappointed that it looked a bit like a cross. "A D-Arc, eh? Not an AppliDrive," he said. "But then where is my Digimon, and what will it be?" Harry looked around only to find that there was no sign of life. Harry then tried to call any Digimon name he thought might have something to do with Harry Potter, "Owlmon?! Moosemon?! Wizarmon?!". There was no answer. Harry then remembered that the D-Arc had a feature which could be used to see what the Digimon saw. He looked at his Digivice screen. It showed some blurry refracted image from which Harry concluded that his Digimon partner is in the water. He could see a pair of two big red hands struggling to escape. He recognized the symbol on those hands which looked like a modified hexagram. "Guilmon?" he thought, "But who is the enemy?". "Guilmon! Hang in there!" shouted Harry. Harry looked around to see if there was something he could throw. He saw a big stone and picked it, throwing it to the water hoping that it would make the enemy lost its grip. It went as expected. Harry saw Guilmon swam towards the bank, and behind him a huge squid emerged. "Gesomon?" muttered Harry. Harry then remembered that the D-Arc had a feature where the owner could slash a card in its slot and lent their Digimon the card's ability. However, he only had a deck of Chocolate Frog cards in his pocket. He tried to reach them, and when he pulled them out, they have became Digimon cards. Gesomon drew closer. Instinctively, Harry chose a card which had electric attack, "Card Slash! Tentomon!". Guilmon grew a ladybug shell, then he opened it up and shot electrical current from it, "Petit Thunder!". It hit Gesomon, but Gesomon quickly stroke Guilmon with its tentacle. Guilpm took the hit and fell backwards. "Guilmon! Are you okay?" asked Harry. "Yes, Harry", answered Guilmon. "We can't beat him in the water! We must pull him out! Let's go, Guilmon!" instructed Harry. "Card Slash! Palmon!" Guilmon's claws turned into vines. "Poison Ivy!" with one swing, Guilpm tangled Gesomon with his vines and pulled Gesomon out of the water. But Gesomon was quite persistent, he kicked Guilmon with his small tentacles as soon as he got close to Guilmon. Guilmon released his grip due to the sudden attack. "Now, Guilmon! Fireball!" Guilmon shot a fireball right into Gesomon's face. "One grilled squid served for ya!" shouted Harry cheerfully. Gesomon disintegrated into data and Guilmon absorbed it.
"So, are we in the Digital World now?" asked Harry. "Yes", answered Guilmon. "And how did you get in the river?" Harry asked again. Guilmon calmly said, "I was just swimming happily until suddenly Gesomon attacked me from behind". Seeing that Guilmon didn't tell any sign that he was a Chosen Digimon, Harry asked, "Did you know that you were a Chosen Digimon?". Guilmon shook his head, "No. But since your Card Slash affected me, then you must be my Tamer". "Tamer, eh?" Harry looked at his Digivice, "I hope I deserve that title. Let's fight together, Guilmon!". "Yeah!", replied Guilmon. Harry was really hyped at the time that he forgot about everything, about going home, or about the danger that awaited them.