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What Makes A Hero?

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"Black Widow, do you have visual on the target?" There had been an unknown power surge and strange anomalies occurring around several cities of Japan, America, Canada, and other small countries. There were reports of monster, children disappearing, and electronics mysterious malfunctioning out of the blue, a strange green light appearing in the sky. All of these problems were occurring all over the world, but it seemed to be the strongest in Japan, Koto to be more precise. The power surge was the strongest here and the sightings of these monsters seemed more tangible according to several reports he read.

It was impossible that monsters were taking their children as some of these citizens claimed. The monsters they describe were things that he had never seen before. However, he could not ignore this as their imaginations. Not when cars were disappearing through strange green portals, only to reappear halfway within a building. It was insane, but not impossible.

He had seen many things in his life, death, greed, true monsters, millionaire playboys in a suit of armor, a green monster, all types dark artifacts and magic, supersoldiers, and even gods. But this was different. He did not know what was causing this. It was otherworldly.

"Negative, Fury," Black Widow replied just as he heard a strange static on the other line. They were close.

"Looks like we are going to go by foot," Hawkeye spoke up from the shared line. "The bird is malfunctioning and I do not wish to crash."

"Very well," Fury said, now dread not giving them more back up. He had only sent the two of them. The plane they took was one of the best, allowing them to infiltrate undetected. But the plane could not fly near whatever the being that was causing all this interference and destruction. This was definitely getting on his nerves. "Keep me posted."

The two agents spoke their own affirmatives before the line went quiet. Fury leaned in his chair as he gazed at the visual in front, which wasn't much. Despite the distance from the ground and the satellite, all they could see was a huge black mass and flashes of light, preventing them from getting a good visual. Fury wasn't sure how long he'd been gazing at the screen in front of him, trying to figure out what sort of alien or monster this must be. Whatever this creature was, it was dangerous.

With a small groan, he returned his attention to six folders Agent Coulson had given to him when he came in. Within each folder was a detailed background of the six missing children. There wasn't much, to be honest. There weren't any criminal records, No misdemeanors and no run-ins with the law. They all seem to be good, normal kids, even if some of them had a tragic past. And their disappearance seemed off. The two Amano siblings disappeared around the same time and Kiriha Aonuma disappeared about a week later. And it was almost a full month before Taiki Kudou, Akari Hinomoto, and Zenjirou Tsurugi disappeared. However, this was also the same time when all these sightings occurred.

With the exception of the last the and the two siblings, none of these children knew each other, nor lived around each other. So why them? What was so special about these six?

"Director, the target is multiplying!"

"What?!" Fury's head snapped up in Agent Hill's direction, who was furiously typing away on one of the computers, pulling up more visuals for them to see. She was right, somewhat. The target wasn't exactly multiplying, it was more on the lines of another being entering the destroyed area of Japan. And now the two were fighting. However, as Agent Hill brought a slightly better visual through phone cameras and security cameras of the surrounding businesses and buildings, Fury was now able to see a blurry, staticky outline of several otherworldy being clustered in that same area. What was going on over there? How many were there? And why haven't Hawkeye and Black Widow updated him on what was going on over there yet?

"Black Widow, Hawkeye, do you have visual on the target?" The words came out rushed and over-aggressive as he watched two black masses move around on the screen. Fury very briefly gazed at the clock, only to see that twenty minutes had passed by since they last made contact.

"Almost." Black Widow's voice seemed to almost echo around the room as she spoke. Fury could hear that she was slightly out of both. It sounded like they were climbing. "There was a lot of debris everywhere. It was a bit difficult getting around them without getting hit ourselves."

"Debris?" Hawkeye shouted, completely baffled. "A full building was coming straight for us. It was completely out of nowhere!"

Fury was completely baffled by this. What could be strong enough to throw an entire building? The Hulk actually came first to mind; but lasted he checked, he wasn't anywhere near Japan. Fury was hoping slightly that it was Banner in a fit of rage and not some unknown alien. The god, Thor, and his damn kind and Stark's antics were enough to get the council breathing heavily down his neck.

"You survived," Black Widow said as the sound of fighting got louder. "Don't act like this is the worst we've through." There were other voices too. Young voices...children. Fury leaned forward in his chair. Could it be...?

But what really struck out were the voices of the beings that were fighting. The voices were definitely Japanese; and unfortunately, they didn't have time to activate the translation program or to get one of his Japanese agents to translate for them for it was in that moment Black Widow confirmed they had visual of the target. The two had been given special miniature camera-like devices to capture live footage that would be sent directly to Agent Hill's computer. They had been firmly instructed to only video footage of the beings they were up against. They were not to engage.

"Fury, you are not going to believe this."

"What you mean?" he's asked, slightly confused. Was it worse then he thought?

"Maybe you should see it for yourself," she said. It took several seconds for the live video footage to process on the main screen, but when it did, Fury and every agent with him in the room were speechless. The witnesses were not off when they mention seeing monsters. There were thousands of them. Some looked like humans, while others looked more like animals. But that wasn't all. Some of the creatures looked like things from storybooks and myths: machines, dragons, demons, and even angels.

But what really caught his attention were the six missing children standing together. Taiki Kudou. Nene Amano. Kiriha Aonuma. Akari Hinomoto. Zenjirou Tsurugi. Yuu Amano. Fury was silent as he watched Taiki Kudou, Nene Amano, Kiriha Aonuma holding a strange device in their hands. A light came out of these devices, making Fury realize that these lights were what was interfering with the satellite. But these lights were what was combining all these monsters into one being that called himself Shoutmon.

"Should we engage?" Fury wasn't actually listening anymore. He just watched as this Shoutmon attacked the other monster called Bagramon. As they fought, he noticed the children standing by the golden monster's side, yelling his name, encouraging him to finish the other once and for all, all in the name of peace.

As the creature land the finishing blow, Black Widow spoke up again when he didn't reply to her previous question. "Fury?"

"Stand down." Everyone gazed at him in shock as he got up, redirecting the link to his own earpiece as he left the room with Agent Coulson close behind.

"What?" Hawkeye hissed from the other line. "But the monsters..."

"Leave them be. I need the both of you to return to the Helicarrier. I have a new assignment for the both of you." Fury then silenced the earpiece when they returned to his office. Once Agent Phil Coulson closed the door behind him, Fury finally addressed him.

"Are these the same creatures, you've seen as a child?" Coulson shook his head.

"As I mentioned before there are many dimensions, as you are aware of, and their respective worlds." The damn god, known as Thor was proof of that. "The Digital World is just one of those worlds that exists in every dimension as it is deeply connected to ours. The Digital World I went to as a child is not this one."

Fury frowned slightly, glancing at the folders Coulson had given to him hours ago. One of the folders only had one word: DIGIMON. "Are they a threat?"

"That's hard to say," he admitted. "If I was an eleven-year-old child again, I would say no. But much like us, there are evil Digimon out there, just as there are good ones. I've never seen those Digimon before, but I can tell you for sure that the one shrouded in darkness one was a threat."

Fury was afraid of that. He leaned in his chair. The kids seemed to handle the monster just fine and they didn't have any abilities, at least abilities he wasn't aware of. They fought flawlessly alongside these monster, just like Coulson when he was a child all those years ago. What to do? Fury's eye gazed at the folders again. Only this time he gazed at the second folder, one he had been planning since all these superheroes and villains began forming as of late.

Avengers Initiative.

Fury opened the folder. Hmm, I wonder...