I couldn't believe it! In two hour's time, 2013 will finally end! I was very excited to find out what the New Year might bring. My long-time partner, Ray (a doru-raptor) wasn't any different than I was. His white-tipped tail was waving from side-to-side signaling his immense enthusiasm.
"Do you think we'll meet new digimon this year, Joewy?" Ray questioned with an eager gleam in his golden eyes. I nodded vigorously as we walked in the decorated Dats Center. However, what caught our attention was that no one was there. Nobody except us. Not even Director Hashima or Mr. Richard Sampson was there.
"Where is everyone?" I wondered aloud, instantly feeling suspicious of the unusually silent Dats Center. To my surprise, instead of sharing my thoughts, Ray laughed out loud while scratching his neck with his right foot. I watched him for a moment, and he started explaining.
"Everyone is probably in Yokohama Village for the annual festival." He answered happily. Just as we were about to get to the village, my friend, SoulDragon ran towards us with his Starmon hot on his heels.
"Hi Joewy!" he said cheerfully and I greeted back, "Are you going to the festival?" he asked almost immediately. I nodded with an amiable smile, "You bet! Let's go right now!"
The two of us walked side-by-side talking to each other while our digimon conversed behind us. "I can't wait to see everything! I can't wait to play the games!" I imagined Ray's features lighting up at the mention of games, and I bit back a chuckle just to be polite. Once we got there, we were overwhelmed by all the animated ornaments, the stands filled with food, and others with drinks, the music was loudly heard in the air, and I loved everything. In the center of it all, we could see people cheering their digimon on as they competed in rough fights. I was astonished by how beautifully everything was garnished that I forgot all about the people beside me until SoulDragon left Ray and I alone. After playing and eating cotton candy, I caught a glimpse of my old friend, LeoStrike23. I haven't seen him in a while, so I practically crashed into him when I got to his place. I greeted him gladly receiving the same. We spoke to each other before suddenly all the music stopped, and Director Hashima's voice sounded in all the area.
"Hello all tamers! I gladly announce that in five minutes, the new year will begin!" Cheers were heard coming from different directions, "As a warm welcome to the new year, I want you all to light up the night sky with fireworks we are giving you now." Numerous employees walked around everyone handing us fireworks and a lighter. After some time, the director announced again, "The countdown starts now! 5…4…3…2…1!" Everyone chanted the numbers and when the last number was said, brilliant lights made the sky glow. I watched it all with awe. Once the fireworks died, everyone applauded in joy! Good-bye 2013, and hello 2014!
The End ~ Thanks for Reading!