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BlackWarGreymon: Warrior of Harmony - I-C-U-P



After fate saved his life, BlackWarGreymon starts a new heroic life in Equestria. Making great friends along the way.

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Chapter 66: Possible Redemption?

On the outskirts of the city of Canterlot, what was once a nice scenery had turned into a battle scared landscape. The nearby trees had been burned or cut down. And the stretch of grassland suffered numerous craters and turned up vegetation. It was also a scene where BlackWarGreymon underwent a bizarre transformation. Taking on a form where he went wild. It was also a place where ChaosBlackWarGreymon, the Digimon clone thought to be pure evil, made a strange decision to stand up to his progenitor. But without any transformations of his own, he was defeated.

But when the pony group all teleported to Canterlot Castle with the worn out BlackWarGreymon, Twilight decided to stay behind without them knowing. But she stayed behind for a reason. As she approached the edge of the nearby woodland, she took a moment to pause. Looking at the surrounding area to see that a great big chunk of trees had been blasted away by a massive explosion. Twilight began to remember back at the battle. The area she was looking at… was the place where she last saw ChaosBlackWarGreymon. Where BlackWarGreymon Berserk Mode used his Nova Scream attack to send him crashing to. But the grey armoured Digimon never reappeared afterwards.

Twilight’s expression then grew serious. With all the injuries the Digimon clone had sustained, she knew that he was still in there.

‘He knows what happened to BlackWarGreymon. We need answers.’

The Alicorn then took in a deep breath. Remembering exactly who she was about to confront.

‘Be strong, Twilight.’

Taking brave steps, Twilight slowly walked through the devastation. Taking careful steps as to not make too much sound. And keeping a wary eye open if the cloned Mega could be hiding in the trees. But all she could see around her was just destruction. Burnt vegetation and fallen trees. But there was something else.

Twilight suddenly froze when she felt her hoof step on something hard. Something that was not from nature due to the metallic sound. Looking down, the princess saw that it was a piece of grey metal. She then looked around at the ground she was standing on. There were more shards of metal on the ground. What’s more, was that the ground was also dotted with splats of oil.

The Princess of Friendship had just realised what she was standing in. It was a crater to where ChaosBlackWarGreymon crashed through. But with so much damage present, she came to realise that he must’ve been incredibly hurt. And as such, couldn’t had gone too far. Looking ahead of her, she saw a trail of oil drops. Knowing full well where the trail came from, Twilight began to follow it. It didn’t take long for her to notice something else. Long grooves began to appear on the ground. Following along the left side of the oil trail. Being a smart pony, Twilight deduced that the marking was the Mega dragging his left foot across the ground. But upon discovering the fact, she began to frown. What’s more, she began to feel concerned. But not for herself. Her worries were for ChaosBlackWarGreymon.

‘I can’t even imagine what that kind of pain feels like,’ She thought to herself. Remembering the torture ChaosBlackWarGreymon went through while fending off BlackWarGreymon Berserk Mode. Especially when the latter burned a hole through the former’s shoulder with his Nova Scream.

Then to her surprise, her ears caught the sounds of trees tumbling over. Which was then followed by slow heavy footsteps. But what caught her attention the most, was the sounds of loud grunting. The type that showed someone in great pain. Knowing that she was catching up with the Digimon, Twilight began to pick up pace. Again, trying to be quiet as possible. But finding it hard to contain her earning for answers.

After approaching a large tree, Twilight took a moment to pause. The sounds of the injured Digimon were so loud that she felt that he was just a couple of meters away. She began to feel a little nervous. It was the same Digimon that King Sombra had seemingly created. The same one who almost destroyed the Crystal Empire and came close to killing BlackWarGreymon. But she had to keep reminding herself of what had happened just moments ago. Rather than take advantage of BlackWarGreymon’s berserk transformation, he tried to stop him. And openly stated that he knew what happened to him.

Twilight began to calm down. ChaosBlackWarGreymon was the only one who knew what caused BlackWarGreymon’s transformation. And to prevent any future incidents, she needed to know what the clone knows.

Moving with the upmost care, Twilight began to circle the large tree. Then looking to her left, she froze while letting out a quiet gasp. She could see him. But what she did not anticipate was how much in a poor condition ChaosBlackWarGreymon was. His entire body was covered in cuts and bruises. And bodily oil dripping from the numerous cracks in his armour. He was indeed dragging his left leg across the ground. The limping likely caused by his crash into the forest at the end of the fight. But what caught Twilight’s attention the most was ChaosBlackWarGreymon’s major injury. Using his right hand, the Mega tried to over the gaping hole in his left shoulder. However, he had nothing to cover the exit wound on the back of his shoulder. But magical black mist was escaping the wound. Reminding the witness that he was created by magic as well as BlackWarGreymon’s data.

Twilight flinched from the depressing sight as well as what she was hearing. With each step ChaosBlackWarGreymon took, he let out a loud grunt of pain. The more she kept her sights on the struggling Mega, the more the princess felt bad for him. He may had been created by Sombra, but he could still feel pain. And with his injured shoulder and leg, she was surprised that he could even move. Or not cry out in agony.

She then saw him coming to a stop. The grey-armoured giant taking in heavy breaths as he felt his right leg trembling from the strain. Unable to take a step further, ChaosBlackWarGreymon shifted his body left and leaned back against a giant tree. With what little of his strength leaving him, his feet began to slide forwards. Either allowing it, or against his will, his body dropped to the ground. His shield scrapping against the tree as he slid down. Landing on the ground with a loud grunt. As he took in more deep breaths, the Digimon clone glanced over to his injured shoulder. With his hand removed, the black smoke-like mist escaped from the hole. After wincing at his wound, he brought out his right arm and pointed his metal claws at it. As the claws glowed in magical green light, he attempted to use a healing spell. But grunted loudly from the sharp that shot through his body. He kept trying to heal the wound. But his progress was slow. And the wound wouldn’t heal quickly enough before stopping. Unable to bare the pain for so long.

Twilight couldn’t explain what she was feeling. ChaosBlackWarGreymon was said to had been created for evil. A clone who almost destroyed BlackWarGreymon. A Digimon who brought terror to the Crystal Empire and many other places during his rampage. A being who Sombra claimed to be BlackWarGreymon’s evil incarnate. All the memories of all the bad he had done flowed through her mind. It was clear that he was bad.

And yet… she felt sorry for him. From what she was seeing before her very eyes, she felt nothing but remorse for ChaosBlackWarGreymon. If anything, against everything that she knew of him prier, she wanted to help him.

But with her mind preoccupied, her hoof accidently snapped a twig on the ground. Letting out a loud snap that was heard by both her and the Mega.

Just as the surprised ChaosBlackWarGreymon sharply turned his head in her direction, Twilight quickly moved behind the tree. Out of sight. But not easily fooled, the injured Digimon began to speak out to what he felt was someone spying on him.

“Who’s there!? I know you’re there! So come on out!” He shouted as he began to muster what little energy he had to try and move. Despite the pain.

The hidden Twilight breathed sharply behind the tree. Not expecting to be caught so soon. She wanted to approach him in a calm manner. But it didn’t seem likely with him agitated. Regardless, she had to show herself. Not wanting to invoke his wrath so soon after the battle.

As ChaosBlackWarGreymon raised his right arm up to bare the claws on his gauntlet, he felt ready to strike. But before he could, Twilight popped her head up from behind the tree.

“W-Wait! Wait.” She said as she waved her front leg. Urging the Mega to stop.

While surprised, ChaosBlackWarGreymon began to calm down. It seemed that the Alicorn came alone.

“Oh, it’s you.” He said as he lowered his arm down. But retained the surprise in his eyes.

ChaosBlackWarGreymon paused as he watched Twilight emerging from behind the tree. Seeing her full form reminded him about the ‘other Twilight’ he encountered earlier. The same one where he found out that she was from another timeline. Where his boss had succeeded in destroying Equestria.

But with a shake of his head, ChaosBlackWarGreymon regained his focus on the present. Looking at Twilight, he made a guess as to why she would come to him.

“Well? What are you waiting for? Go ahead.”

The purple Alicorn looked at the Digimon clone in confusion.

“Go ahead? With what?”

ChaosBlackWarGreymon’s eyes narrowed as he gave his answer.

“Make fun of me.”

Twilight let out a surprised gasp with an expression of shock. Stunned silent as the Digimon continued. Facing away from her.

“If you’re here to mock me for my failure, then do it. Laugh at me and get it over with!”

Twilight was stunned silent. Not from what ChaosBlackWarGreymon said, but the tone he was using. While it carried resentment, it also carried something that she wasn’t expecting. A tone that showed… that he was hurt. Not just physically. But his feelings too. In Twilight’s mind, she understood why the Digimon would say such things. Given all that he had done. All the trouble he caused. However, even if she had something to say, she couldn’t bring herself to say it. Which was why she had something else to say. Something that she felt strongly about.

“No. No I won’t.”

“What!?” ChaosBlackWarGreymon asked as he sharply turned to look at her. His crimson eyes mixed with confusion and distrust.

Twilight explained herself. Her tone becoming strict. A sign that her words were something she strongly believed in.

“You’re badly hurt. Probably the worst kind of pain imaginable. That’s not something to make fun of.

ChaosBlackWarGreymon’s eyes widened. Filled with genuine surprise.

“Why? Have you forgotten who I am? What…what I have done!?”

When Twilight made her reply, her tone and expression slightly took a change. Becoming sadder even.

“I know who you are. And I know what you’ve done. But even so, I’ll never make fun of anypony in such pain. That’s… that’s just wrong.”

The grey-armoured Digimon looked at the smaller pony in bafflement. His eyes expressed puzzlement.

“Then… why are you here?”

Twilight paused for a moment. She originally stayed behind to get ChaosBlackWarGreymon to talk about what he knew about BlackWarGreymon’s transformation. But seeing him in such a pain-ridden state, as well as how he was acting, she wanted to do more than just talk. Talking could wait. Because in the present moment, she wanted to show him support.

“I… I want to help you. If… you want.”

ChaosBlackWarGreymon looked at the young Alicorn in complete bafflement.

“To help… me? why?”

Twilight could understand why the grey-armoured giant would feel insecure of her words. For all the Digimon knew, he was their enemy. The last thing that she or any other sensible pony would want to help. But beyond ChaosBlackWarGreymon’s understanding, she wanted to help him. Her expressions showed that she meant it too. Taking careful steps, Twilight began to walk closer to ChaosBlackWarGreymon. Bringing up something that she saw him try to do.

“That dark magic is powerful. But not really good for healing injuries. Especially something like that,” She said as she glanced over to the Digimon’s injured shoulder. Black mist emanating from the wound.

ChaosBlackWarGreymon looked at his shoulder to see that Twilight had a point. Despite his best efforts, his magic couldn’t heal the wound properly. Which in turn resulted him in feeling tremendous pain. By the time he looked back at Twilight, the mare was only a couple of feet away from him. A sign that, despite their history, she was willing to move so close to something very dangerous solely for a righteous cause.

‘What is with this pony? Why does she want to help me so badly?’

“M…may I…?” Twilight asked as she gestured towards ChaosBlackWarGreymon’s wound. Letting him know that she was ready.

The Digital clone was still baffled at what Twilight was planning of doing. Regardless of it being righteous or just being foolish, he was still a being that was not to be taken lightly. He could very easily turn on her within a matter of seconds. And her being all by herself made her situation all the more perilous. But he was in no condition to do such things. Nor was he in the mood for it. So rather than arguing and prolonging the situation, he sighed in defeat and turned to face away from Twilight.

“F-Fine,” He uttered.

Surprised by his cooperation, Twilight began to walk closer to ChaosBlackWarGreymon’s shoulder. But just before she could use her magic, she spoke out a warning.

“Hold still. This may sting a little.”

With the warning received, the Mega braced himself. Then with her horn glowing purple, Twilight motioned her head towards the wound. The hole in the shoulder began to glow purple from the healing spell used. The Digimon briefly grunted from the sudden pain. But calmed from feeling the pain subside a little. He could feel the warmth of the spell against his wound. As if the spell was both healing him and trying to give him comfort at the same time. ChaosBlackWarGreymon glanced over to look at Twilight. He could see her putting in effort in her magic. The sweat dripping down the side of her head. But it was clear that her healing methods were far greater than that of the Changelings when they healed him from his fight at the Crystal Empire. But what caught his attention the most was the determination in Twilight’s eyes. It showed that she really wanted the wound to heal.

As he watched her work, ChaosBlackWarGreymon grew a new expression in his eyes. He wasn’t just surprised. He was showing genuine amazement. Astonishment even. They were enemies, but she was helping him. His mind was so transfixed on the Alicorn, that he completely ignored the pain from his healing shoulder.

After much effort, Twilight had succeeded. After letting out a sigh to relax herself, she looked at her handiwork. Smiling form seeing the worst wound on ChaosBlackWarGreymon’s body being fully healed.

“There. You’re shoulder would still be sore. But at least it’s now closed up.” She said. But sensing the drop in power within the Digimon left her confused.

As she looked up to see ChaosBlackWarGreymon’s face, Twilight was surprised at the expression he was giving her. His eyes retaining the astonishment.

“Why? After everything I’ve done. After all the things I did to you and your friends. Why are you being so nice to me?”

Taken aback by the Digimon’s expressions, Twilight took a moment to think before answering.

“To be honest… I don’t really know why. I think… it’s just that… there’s something different about you.”

But before Twilight could walk closer to him, he paused from feeling a very sharp drop in power within ChaosBlackWarGreymon. With the Digimon clone even confirming it himself with a look of surprise in his eyes.

“Oh no.” He uttered before his entire body glowed white.

“Wha!?” The surprised Twilight shouted as she took several steps back. Trying to block out the light with her right front leg.

Then to Twilight’s surprise, as the light died down enough for her to see, the glowing form of ChaosBlackWarGreymon suddenly began to shrink. Even more surprising, was that his shape changed as he got smaller and smaller. As the shrinking stopped, it took on a shape that to Twilight’s surprise, she recognized.

As the glow faded away, Twilight was left stunned at what she was looking at. The big scary Mega was no more. And in his place, was a creature that bared a striking resemblance to Agumon! The same height and body shape. The only difference was that whereas the original Agumon was yellow, the one in front of her was very dark grey. With crimson red eyes and, to her surprise, a tuff of grey spikey hair on his head.

As Twilight stood still in silence, the confused Digimon looked down at his new hands. Flexing his three clawed fingers.

“So… this is my Rookie form, huh? How humiliating.”

Twilight remained flabbergasted at what just happened before her. She wasn’t even sure if she was looking at the same Digimon as before. But upon looking at his body, he was still heavily injured. Slowly piecing the puzzle together, the princess spoke up.

“C…ChaosBlack… WarGreymon?” She asked. Unsure if it was even his name.

The injured Digimon looked over to Twilight in response. Giving clarity.

“Not right now I’m not. I guess you can call this ChaosBlackAgumon.”

Twilight blinked in surprise. The puzzle had been pieced together.

“So… so you’re… still you!”

“Of course, I am. Uggh!”

In the excitement of the situation, the newly named ChaosBlackAgumon moved sharply. Causing a sharp pain to shoot through his body. Which made him yell out. With surprise giving way to concern, Twilight quickly rushed up to him with a healing spell ready.

“Don’t move! I’ll heal you.”

With no hesitation, Twilight began to use her magic to heal ChaosBlackAgumon. Deciding to focus on his worse injuries first before moving onto the scratches. As soon as he felt the Alicorn’s magic radiating his body, the Digimon calmed down as he rested.

As Twilight worked her magic, she looked over the Digimon’s new form. She was still surprised that the Digital clone had a lesser form to transform to. But there was something else. Before he transformed. Even if ChaosBlackWarGreymon retained his form, she was about to walk closer to him. For a reason she couldn’t fathom, she started to feel… comfortable around him. For him to allow her to get close to heal him was a clear sign that he knew what she was doing. As for ChaosBlackAgumon, he simply rested as the Alicorn moved onto healing his leg. With him being in his Rookie form, it would make it easier for the princess to heal him. Less data for her to deal with. But he was still surprised that Twilight would even approach him just to help him recover. But with the aches and pains in his body fading away, he was beginning to appreciate the help. The expressions in his eyes softened considerably.

He began to look out at the scenery. Noticing how calm and tranquil the world around him had become. The look of confusion began to appear.

“It’s… quiet.”

“Hmm?” Twilight uttered. Having just heard him.

ChaosBlackAgumon looked over to Twilight with a look of slight concern.

“How’s BlackWarGreymon?”

Twilight looked at him in surprise. But then understood what was going through the Digimon’s mind. He wasn’t around when she and the other ponies help brought BlackWarGreymon Berserk Mode back to his senses. Bringing an end to the conflict and bring peace to the area.

“Well… after he defeated you, we managed to calm him down. The whole ordeal was…!”

Twilight was interrupted when ChaosBlackAgumon shot a look at her. An expression of complete shock and disbelief.

“Wait! You calmed him down!? How?”

Surprised by the reaction, Twilight explained to him what actually happened.

“Well, uhh… Luna confronted him and made him stop. I don’t know what she said to him, but it was enough to change him back to normal. He’s back to his normal self now.”

ChaosBlackAgumon let out a heavy sigh of relief as he laid back on the ground. Closing his eyes as he calmed down considerably.

“Thank goodness for that. If not, we would all be dead by now.”

Twilight looked at the digital clone in surprise. From how he was relieved at the good news, and from hearing what he had just said, it all conformed her suspicions. Which brought her mental focus back to the whole reason why she wanted to see him.

Upon finishing healing the worst of ChaosBlackAgumon’s injuries, Twilight took a pause from using her magic. The small Digimon began to inspect his arm before being addressed by the Alicorn. Twilight using his Rookie form name.

“ChaosBlackAgumon?”

The Rookie looked at the princess in curiosity. Wandering what she had to say to him for using such a stern tone. Being more determined to find the answers to her questions, Twilight went straight to the heart of the matter.

“You know what happened to BlackWarGreymon. Don’t you?”

ChaosBlackAgumon grew an expression that matched Twilight’s. He knew that the subject had to be taken seriously. And rightfully so. It was a wrong time for fun and games. As he looked at Twilight right in her eyes, he answered her question.

“Yes. I know what happened to him.”

Despite expecting the answer, Twilight couldn’t help but feel uneasy. She was about to learn something big about what she had witnessed. Not letting anything else distract her, she paid her full attention on ChaosBlackAgumon.

“Then please. Tell me. What happened.”

If ChaosBlackAgumon were in any other mood, he would leave Twilight in the dark and make her guess. But with his present condition, as well as the nature of the subject, it was nothing to take lightly. It was something that not even he would want to mess around with. So to prevent any future incidents, he had to tell her.

“You know the types of Digivolutions, right?”

Twilight blinked in response to the unexpected question. If ChaosBlackAgumon had used a different tone, she would think that he was changing the subject. But thinking that it had relevance to what happened to BlackWarGreymon, she answered regardless.

“Well… yes. There’s the normal one where they go from one level to another. There’s Armoured Digivolution. And I think I remember seeing Warp Digivolution in BlackWarGreymon’s memories.”

After giving her answer, she turned to ChaosBlackAgumon with a look on confusion.

“Why ask me that?”

With nothing to hide, the Digimon clone answered. As well as uttering an infamous name.

“Because there’s another kind of transformation. It’s called… Dark Digivolution.”

Twilight looked at him in complete surprise. Not just from the discovery of another type of Digimon evolution, but from its name.

“Dark Digivolution?”

ChaosBlackAgumon explained further.

“For a Digimon to Digivolve, they would need to go through natural growth. Or achieve it through a special bond with a human partner. But Dark Digivolution works differently. It could only be instigated through a rush of negative emotions. Like sorrow. Anger. Rage. Once a Digimon experiences such a rush of negative emotions, it would trigger such a transformation.”

Twilight felt stunned from what she was being told. She never thought such a thing would even exist. A transformation triggered by raw emotions. Her eyes widened as she began to think back to BlackWarGreymon. It was when Luna got herself hurt by Tirek. Twilight could remember the staggering amount of fury BlackWarGreymon has shown. The black flames that appeared around his body. The sky darkening as thunder rained down. But the most startling, was what he said as he felt his rage build. Even going as far as wanting to make Tirek suffer.

With the evidence matching perfectly to ChaosBlackAgumon’s description of the transformation, Twilight’s eyes widened even more from knowing the answer. Speaking to the Rookie level Digimon for clarity.

“Wait. So you mean… what happened to BlackWarGreymon was…”

Twilight didn’t need to finish her sentence. For ChaosBlackAgumon silently nodded in response.

“Yes. BlackWarGreymon… Dark Digivolved.” He added.

Twilight froze from what ChaosBlackAgumon said. The weight of the discovery made the purple Alicorn sit down in shock. She once again remembered the moment BlackWarGreymon underwent his transformation. As well as what emerged from that black energy sphere. BlackWarGreymon Berserk Mode. Despite bring in shock, she still listened to something else ChaosBlackAgumon had to say.

“In BlackWarGreymon’s case, his dark transformation kept him in his Mega form. That’s what’s called a Dark Mode Change. But it still falls in the same category.”

After taking in the added information, Twilight’s thoughts were still on BlackWarGreymon Berserk Mode. Not just in his looks, but in his heartless nature. Uncaring. Without mercy. With a look of worry, she turned to ChaosBlackAgumon with a question that desperately needed an answer.

“Please tell me. What does Dark Digivolution do to the Digimon? What… what did it do to my friend?”

ChaosBlackAgumon looked at Twilight in the eyes. He could tell that she really needed to know the answer. An answer that he decided to share.

“Like other transformations, it would give a Digimon a tremendous boost in power. Enhancing their strength and speed. As well as granting them stronger abilities.”

The so-called benefits to Dark Digivolution were evident. BlackWarGreymon’s power had grown to put even the all-powerful Tirek on the ropes. But it still didn’t explain his violent behaviour. To which she questioned.

“But with a name like Dark Digivolution, there’s a downside. Right?”

“Yeah. A big one.” ChaosBlackAgumon admitted.

Twilight paid very close attention to him as he was about to say. The Rookie looking down at the ground as he confessed.

“It couldn’t be controlled. When a Digimon transforms, they would lose all sense of who they are and what they’re fighting for.”

He continued as he looked back at Twilight.

“That’s what makes Dark Digivolution so dangerous. When they transform, they would attack anything that moves. Regardless if they’re friend or foe. Even the most noble hearted Digimon could fall victim and surrender to its rage. And they wouldn’t rest until they had destroyed everything in their path.”

Twilight couldn’t believe what she was hearing. A transformation that could turn friends against each other. She really wanted to deny it. But the facts hold true. Once again remembering BlackWarGreymon Berserk Mode. How he openly threatened and attacked her and her pony friends. And how he came close to even killing them. She tried to think of something to counteract the facts, but failed to find any.

“But… it can’t be. He’s our friend.”

“When BlackWarGreymon transformed, the concept of friendship didn’t apply to him. He did try to kill you.” ChaosBlackAgumon added.

The Digimon’s words caused Twilight to remember one such event. If Ayumi hadn’t teleported her and her friends out of the way, then they would’ve more likely been killed. And if Shining Armor hadn’t rescued Ayumi, then she would’ve met a horrific fate by the Nova Scream attack. She then realized something. She and her friends would’ve been killed eventually if…



…if ChaosBlackWarGreymon hadn’t stepped in.

Twilight then looked at ChaosBlackAgumon. Surprising him with a look of astonishment.

“You… you saved us.”

The digital clone recoiled at what the Alicorn said. Speaking in a tone that almost showed embarrassment.

“I…It’s not like that! I may have done bad things. But allowing Dark Digivolution on the loose. Even I don’t want that.”

With her thoughts back on BlackWarGreymon, Twilight spoke a question.

“Is… is there a cure for it? A means to get rid of it even?”

ChaosBlackAgumon looked at Twilight in puzzlement.

“You make it sound as though it were a disease. You can’t just get rid of it. It’s part of a Digimon’s evolution.”

Twilight looked saddened by what ChaosBlackAgumon said. The very idea of a trusted friend suddenly turn nasty and try to do harm to those he cared about, was one of many things that frightened her. But the added dread was that it really happened before her very eyes. BlackWarGreymon swore to protect the innocent from danger. But with one Dark Mode Change, he suddenly became the danger. Possessing the state of mind so primal, that he was beyond reasoning. She had never seen anything so full of rage and cruelty. But then her mind became transfixed onto the moment when it ended. She had no idea how Luna done it, but the Night Princess had succeeded in doing the impossible. Making her wonder what Luna said to calm BlackWarGreymon Berserk Mode.

Her ears then perked up from hearing ChaosBlackAgumon.

“For you, the only real way to help BlackWarGreymon is to prevent his dark transformation from happening in the first place.”

“I see. But…what about after he transforms?” Twilight asked. But the answer she received was less encouraging.

“Normally you either have to defeat him in battle or wait till he runs out of energy. But with his ability to grow stronger form getting hit, both those options are not likely going to happen. I’m still surprised that Moon Princess was able to talk him out of it.”

“I… I see.”

With the conversation ended, Twilight went back to healing ChaosBlackAgumon. The Rookie still covered in cuts and scratches. As she did, her thoughts kept drawing back to what they were talking about.

‘Dark Digivolution. A transformation that turns any Digimon into a violent monster. I still can’t believe it.’

She kept on thinking about the battle. About the actions of BlackWarGreymon Berserk Mode. The joy he expressed from torturing Tirek. The recklessness of his actions as he brought destruction to the land around him. The way he savagely defeated ChaosBlackWarGreymon. But worst of all, how he unleashed his rage on everything around him. Even towards herself and her friends. It might be one of the most frightening experiences of her life. But there was some clarity to be reassured with. Thanks to ChaosBlackAgumon, she had learned that all that fury was only caused by the transformation, not the Digimon itself. Which explained why BlackWarGreymon went back to his normal self. As if his Dark Mode Change had never happened. What’s more, was the mare who help bring the out-of-control Mega back to his senses.

‘How did Luna do it? And what did she say to him?’

After a couple of minutes, Twilight had finished. ChaosBlackAgumon had been fully healed.

“There. You should be all good now,” Twilight said as she smiled. Happy that ChaosBlackAgumon was no longer suffering. She watched the Digimon slowly rise back on his feet. Surprising her by the fact that despite being a Rookie level, he was still slightly taller than her.

After flexing his body, ChaosBlackAgumon grinned in satisfactory.

“Yes. This feels so much better. But it’s not over yet.”

Startled by the comment, Twilight was then surprised to see that the three claws on ChaosBlackAgumon’s hands beginning to glow green. Surging with magic. But before Twilight could question what was going on, ChaosBlackAgumon’s entire body suddenly glowed green. Making her step back in uncertainty. Then as he felt his energy soaring higher and higher, the Rookie let out a loud energized scream before his entire body became engulfed in a bright white light. Despite the spectacle, Twilight was just able to see him. The first thing the princess noticed was the rapid rise in energy from the digital clone. The next thing she noticed surprised her. His shape began to take a different form. At first, he resembled a large wingless dragon with three horns on his head. Next his appearance was the same, but had strange wings sprouting from his back and a robot arm. Then as the light shined at its brightest, it suddenly faded away. Leaving behind a swirling ball of black and green energy. Then when the ball faded away, the digital clone revealed himself to Twilight once more. But back into his Mega form.

Thanks to Twilight healing him, ChaosBlackAgumon was in perfect condition to Warp Digivolve back into ChaosBlackWarGreymon. The transformed Mega inspecting his body.

“Now this is more like it. I should thank you.”

As he looked over to Twilight, ChaosBlackWarGreymon paused. He could see the look of surprise on the Alicorn’s face. Disbelief even.

“What?” He asked.

With a startled tone, Twilight revealed the reason for her shock.

“You… just thanked me.”

The tall Digimon looked at her in confusion as he responded.

“Well… yeah. You did heal me after all.”

After a brief second of thought, ChaosBlackWarGreymon realised why Twilight was so surprised. Until that moment, he had always acted cruel and evil towards the princess and her friends. But at that moment, he had shown genuine gratitude to Twilight. Something that the Alicorn had noticed. He looked at the ground in thought. Wondering why he felt that way. As for Twilight, he felt differently towards ChaosBlackWarGreymon. She saw hints of it when he was in his Rookie form. But from hearing him being grateful for her helping him, she felt more than certain. She felt as if… she was beginning to see that there was a whole other side to the Digimon clone. And it was putting her mind at ease for a moment.

Twilight had learnt all that she needed regarding BlackWarGreymon’s Dark Digivolution. Yet, she didn’t want to leave. Her focus had changed. Wanting to learn more about ChaosBlackWarGreymon himself.

After looking back at her, the Mega took note of Twilight’s expression as she approached him. He could see that all the fear in her had gone. Instead, it was replaced with curiosity. She stopped about six feet from him. Her gaze locked onto his.

“What are you doing?” He asked.

“Well… call me crazy, but… I want to talk to you more.”

ChaosBlackWarGreymon grew a questionable expression as he spoke back.

“Crazier than the idea of you healing me?”

Twilight took a moment to think, but realised that ChaosBlackWarGreymon had a point. Healing him was far crazier than talking to him, but she didn’t consider it. The irony of the fact made Twilight let out a small snicker. A second later, she froze with a look of surprise in her eyes. She had just found the Digimon’s comment humorous. As if the Mega made an unintended joke. A joke that she laughed at.

As she looked back at ChaosBlackWarGreymon, the tall Mega let out a soft sigh before sitting down on the ground. Facing the surprised Alicorn as he crossed his legs.

“Alright. I guess I got time to spare. So, what is it you want to talk about?”

Twilight couldn’t believe it. Not only was ChaosBlackWarGreymon cooperating with her request, but she took note of the sigh he used. And how exaggerated it was. A sign that, if true, he wasn’t very bothered with talking to her. As Twilight sat down in front of him, she tried to think of what to talk about. With the digital clone listening to her, she had many questions she wanted to ask him. But from thinking back to BlackWarGreymon’s battle with Tirek, there was something that confused her that she hoped would get an answer for.

“Well… to start with, it’s about that fight with Tirek. As he was absorbing BlackWarGreymon’s energy, a dark energy ball suddenly appeared and struck Tirek. Which freed BlackWarGreymon from him.”

As he listened, ChaosBlackWarGreymon knew what Twilight was talking about. It was when he launched his Shadow Destroyer attack that he used on Tirek without the centaur knowing it was him. He then heard Twilight asking him a question.

“Tell me… was that your attack?”

Twilight had her suspicions for a while, but she wanted to hear it from ChaosBlackWarGreymon himself.

In which, he replied.

“Yes, it was.”

Twilight was startled by the open confession. Especially since it happened before BlackWarGreymon underwent his dark transformation. More curious then ever, she continued on.

“And your aim was accurate. You attacked Tirek deliberately. You wanted BlackWarGreymon to live. But… why?”

ChaosBlackWarGreymon took a moment to really look at Twilight. He could see why she would ask. Back at the Crystal Empire, he did try numerous times to destroy BlackWarGreymon. And form what King Sombra told her and her friends, that he was created to kill the saviour. On paper, he would be the last person who would try to help BlackWarGreymon. But defied their expectations and tried to help out. Such as how surprised Twilight was.

Realising that he had paused for too long, he answered the question.

“Because BlackWarGreymon and I are more in common than just by appearance.”

He continued on as Twilight listened on in great interest.

“You recall his distaste of living a life with no meaning? Well, that is something that I too share. Like him, I hate living a life with no destiny. But while BlackWarGreymon found his by protecting the innocent, I’m not too sure what my own is.”

Twilight however blinked in confusion.

“Wait. I thought your destiny was to spread evil and destroy BlackWarGreymon.”

The digital clone responded.

“Well…at first… that’s what I thought it was. At least… I think it was.”

Twilight was surprised at how ChaosBlackWarGreymon reacted. His words. His tone. His actions. He was expressing doubt. Something she never thought she would ever see him do. But he carried on, continuing the subject.

“But when I saw BlackWarGreymon used his Ascended form against Tirek, I felt something within me. An idea that maybe… bringing death and destruction was not what I was destined to do.”

He looked away in thought as he continued.

“As a matter of fact, I don’t even know what my destiny is. But all I know was that whatever my destiny is, BlackWarGreymon has something to do with it.”

He then turned his sights back to Twilight.

“That’s why I had to save BlackWarGreymon. From both Tirek and himself. Either it being to prove that I’m stronger than him, or whatever else it may be. All I know is that BlackWarGreymon is the key to unlocking my destiny. That’s why I can’t afford to lose him.”

Twilight was stunned at every word her ears received. The clone that was created to kill his target, didn’t want to kill him anymore. Instead, wanting him to live so that he could discover himself. To understand what he wanted to do with his life. to her amazement, Twilight felt that ChaosBlackWarGreymon was completely different to what he was when she first met him. The cold violent monster was replaced with someone who was confused and unsure of what he was. It was as if, he was going through the exact same issues BlackWarGreymon himself went through in is past life. A Digimon who was curious of his own destiny. She couldn’t believe how exact the similarities were.

Her silent stares of awe was noticed by the grey armoured Mega.

“Why are you looking at me like that?” He asked.

As she continued to look at him in awe, the purple Alicorn spoke up.

“Wow. You’re not the monster we thought you were. In fact…”

She took a step closer to him when a thought occurred to her.

“… you’re not a dark incarnation at all, are you?”

ChaosBlackWarGreymon was taken back by Twilight’s statement. He looked away in response before turning back. Glancing at her.

“Would you believe me… if I said that I had doubts about that myself?”

Twilight silently gasped at what was developing. His chosen words carried a level of tenderness to them. As if he was a little sensitive on the subject. Something that a true evil incarnation would never feel. In her mind, BlackWarGreymon Berserk Mode was more of a dark incarnation than ChaosBlackWarGreymon ever was.

She then thought of something. Was there goodness in him? And if so, could it be possible for her to change him? Like what Fluttershy did for Discord? Could ChaosBlackWarGreymon be reformed?”

There was one sign of potential goodness that she wanted an explanation for.

“Listen. Earlier today, me and my friends met up with three fillies. Named Applebloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle. They said that last night, you saved them from a pack of Timberwolves. Is that true?”

The clone looked at the Alicorn in uncertainty. Wondering why she brought the subject up. But with the level of peace maintained between them, he answered the question.

“Well at the time, I just wanted to destroy those Timberwolves. I didn’t intend on saving those girls. But they seemed to think that I did.”

Twilight noticed that the Digimon took a moment to pause. She could see that he was remembering something. Something that happened on that night. For him to pause, the moment must had been a turning point for the Mega. To which he explained.

“And when those three began to praise me and showed me their gratitude, I... I felt something. A feeling that I’ve never felt before just… appeared within me. And then… and then I…”

He continued as he looked away. Glancing at the ground as he tried to remember.

“I lost all thoughts of negativity. All my hate. All my anger. All thoughts of destruction and malice… it all just… gone. It’s almost like… their show of affection took away my rage and… replaced it with something else. Ever since I felt that warm feeling in my chest, I’ve not been the same as I once was.”

The moment ChaosBlackWarGreymon described the warm feeling in his chest, Twilight’s eyes widened in astonishment as she let out a quiet gasp. She knew perfectly well what that kind of feeling was. She herself practically felt it everyday since becoming friends with the ponies of Ponyville. She always felt it when she was with her friends. But the shock was that… the digital clone… who she once thought couldn’t possess any sort of emotion… had felt it for himself.

She then quietly spoke what the feeling was.

“Love.”

“Come again?” ChaosBlackWarGreymon asked as he looked back at the Alicorn. Only hearing a small bit of what she said.

The sitting Digimon then received a surprise when Twilight rushed up to him. Her eyes beaming with hope and curiosity.

“Love! The feeling you felt was love!”

The two were quiet afterwards. The Twilight took a few steps back with the look of surprise on her face. In her excitement, she had forgotten whom she was talking to. Again, she felt strange. It seemed the more she was learning about ChaosBlackWarGreymon, the more comfortable she was around him.

The digital clone himself also felt odd. Mostly from the emotion that Twilight spoke of.

“Love? But why? I don’t understand. Why am I experiencing this? Why do I feel love?” He asked as he looked away.

After hearing his questions, Twilight stared at him in wonder. Then came shock, and then realisation. She discovered something that what she believed had happened.

Just like BlackWarGreymon before him, ChaosBlackWarGreymon was created in a world he didn’t understand. And because of the evil influence of King Sombra, he moulded the Mega into a killing machine. Turning him into a psychotic monster. And because ChaosBlackWarGreymon had only just discovered the feeling of love, it proved that Sombra only taught him the values of being evil and cruel. That there was no other way of living a life to the fullest. And when the clone discovered that there was more than one way, it greatly confused him.

In short, he was going though exactly what BlackWarGreymon himself went through.

As ChaosBlackWarGreymon continued to puzzle his thoughts, he heard a couple of hoof steps. And then to his surprise, he left something resting on his arm. As he glanced over, he saw that it was Twilight. Standing very close to him with a small smile. And with him slouched on the ground, had her hoof resting on the skin of his arm. Her purple eyes were pure and innocent, with a hint of wonder and hope.

The Digimon’s confused crimson red eyes stared back at her own. Full of uncertainty.

“What are you doing?” He asked.

“I’m trying to reach out to you,” Twilight answered.

The Princess of Friendship wasn’t afraid of him. Not anymore.

“But why?”

“Call me crazy, but…”

She paused briefly before continuing.

“… I see there’s goodness in you.”

ChaosBlackWarGreymon’s eyes widened in shock the moment he heard those words. Could she be right? Was there good in him? Even after everything he had done? The very thought of it was unbelievable. But to him, it could explain why he was being less hostile than before.

But then he remembered something. Remembering what happened after his encounter with the Cutiemark Crusaders. He encountered the Tree of Harmony. What’s more, he recalled hearing a voice from it. Telling him things that were not too different to his conversation with Twilight. But what stuck with him the most was the last thing the voice said to him after he left the cave. A message that lingered in the back of his head. The message that… sounded very similar to what Twilight had just said to him.

The Digimon looked away in thought.

‘Hold on. I remember that the voice said… that when a pony sees the goodness in me, she becomes my first friend. Wait!!’

His red eyes grew wider when he figured it out. Looking back at Twilight in disbelief.

‘Could she… be THAT very pony!?’

Feeling that she was engaging in a proper conversation, Twilight spoke up. Feeling that it was a good moment to try to lay the foundations of ChaosBlackWarGreymon’s redemption.

“I’m not sure how you feel about it now, but friendship really is the key to greater strength. It was how me and my friends were able to overcome numerous odds. Even BlackWarGreymon had benefited from it.”

“What are you trying to say?” ChaosBlackWarGreymon asked. Unsure what Twilight was trying to imply. To which she revealed.

“Well… since it helped me and my friends time and again, maybe… all you need is a friend.”

“Huh?”

The Digimon looked at Twilight for an explanation.

“Take BlackWarGreymon for example. The reason he became stronger was because of the bond he shares with me and my friends. He doesn’t fight for himself, he fights to protect. And… I think it might work for you as well.”

Despite the hopeful optimism, ChaosBlackWarGreymon looked away in disapproval.

“It’s impossible.”

Twilight saw the doubt in his red eyes. And then told him something that he had forgotten about.

“BlackWarGreymon thought so before. And look at him now. Friendship really is magic, if it made him change his ways. And that was before he even arrived in Equestria.”

She was then surprised when the digital clone began to move. Making her step back. He stood back up to his full height, but his expression hadn’t changed.

“I don’t know,” He uttered.

Twilight once more tried to support him. Not giving up.

“I know you can do it. You can change. I just know it. All you have to do is try.”

A bright smile adorned her face at first, but then started to frown. Even with his back to her, she could tell that ChaosBlackWarGreymon was very doubtful. He looked down at the ground. Almost in shame.

“Even if what you said is true, friendship won’t work for me.”

Before Twilight could talk back, she saw that one of the Digimon’s claws was glowing green in dark magic. Then to her surprise, a large ball of black mist appeared in front of her. After looking into the ball, she could see the Crystal Empire. She and her friends were there. Witnessing the fight between BlackWarGreymon and ChaosBlackWarGreymon.

Twilight realized what was going on. The grey-armoured being was showing her his memories.

As she continued to stare at the ball of black mist, she saw that the memories were changing. To the events that took place after the Crystal Empire. Events that showed ChaosBlackWarGreymon wreaking havoc across Equestria. Manehattan, Griffinstone and the Wonderbolt Academy all suffered from his actions. Twilight already knew about the destruction caused. But to see it unfolding before her very eyes left her intimidated. Frightened and hurt. But what made it worse, she could see that the cloned Digimon was enjoying the destruction.

As she watched, she heard the Digimon talking to her.

“I had spread fear and destruction wherever I went. Causing chaos the likes nopony had ever seen. Why would a pony try to be friends with me? Just look at me!”

After the ball of darkness vanished away, the shocked Twilight looked up at ChaosBlackWarGreymon. Only to see him floating in the air, with his arms, legs and lower torso replaced with a thick blanket of magical smoke. Revealing himself for what he really was. A manifestation of digital data and dark magic.

“Why would friendship ever accept a monster like me?”

Twilight was intimidated by the Digimon’s sudden change in appearance. But it was only brief. That was when she saw his eyes. Though he was making a statement, she could see that his eyes held a hint of sorrow. Showing that he felt that it was too late for him.

She didn’t want to believe that it was too late. She didn’t know why, but she wanted to see it through. To see that he could change his ways.

ChaosBlackWarGreymon looked down at himself as he spoke to Twilight once more.

“Nopony would dare try to be friends with the likes of me.”

Spurred on by the Digimon’s words, Twilight snapped at him.

“No, you’re wrong! You’re wrong, because…!”

The Alicorn found it hard to speak at first. She herself was surprised at her own thought. Of what she was about to say. But after taking in a deep breath, she continued.

“Because… I would like to be friends with you.”

ChaosBlackWarGreymon froze as he stared at Twilight in disbelief. Without controlling his own powers, his body reverted back to normal as he lowered back on the ground. Was it true? Was she serious about what she said?

“What? But… I attacked you and your friends at the Crystal Empire. I ruined many homes and hurt many lives. I even nearly killed BlackWarGreymon right in front of you. Why in the world would you want to be friends with me?”

Twilight paused after hearing ChaosBlackWarGreymon’s words. His tone sounded insecure. Almost as if… he was afraid. After taking in a steady breath, the princess spoke.

“I know what you did in the past. But you weren’t being you. Back then, you were motivated by evil. But you’re not like that anymore. You’ve already started to change. I just know it. And I know you can change more. And I can help you. I know there’s good in you, ChaosBlackWarGreymon. That’s why I want to be your friend.”

The Digimon stood still in silence as he listened to Twilight’s reasoning. But after looking at her, he continued to have doubts.

“H-How can I be sure if you’re telling the truth?”

Twilight perfectly understood why the Digimon was feeling insecure. As far as she was aware, nopony had ever attempted to do what she was doing. It was brand new to the tall being. He was raised to be evil, with not one soul showing any kind of affection to him.

Twilight then decided to try something out. A bold move that she believed would work. After taking in a deep breath, the lavender Alicorn started to flap her wings. Lifting herself off the ground until she was eye level with the Mega.

ChaosBlackWarGreymon looked at Twilight in confusion. Wondering what kind of expression she had on her face.

“What? What are you up to no…!?”

The Digimon failed to finish his sentence. Because with a strong beat of her wings, Twilight propelled herself forwards and wrapped her front hooves around his neck. Giving ChaosBlackWarGreymon a tight affectionate hug.

The Digimon’s eyes widened considerably in response. His mind froze completely as his body stood motionless. He tried to speak up, but shock caused his voice to stutter. Despite wearing armour, he could feel the warmth of Twilight’s body as she held onto him. But it wasn’t the only warmth ChaosBlackWarGreymon was feeling. As the Alicorn’s embrace continued, he felt a warm feeling deep in his chest. It was the same feeling he felt when the Cutiemark Crusaders hugged him. But unlike before, what he was feeling felt… stronger.

There was one reason for the difference. The three fillies had never seen him before. They thought he was BlackWarGreymon’s ally and hugged him in gratitude. Twilight on the other hand was different. She knew all too well who he was and what he had done. But despite his bad deeds, she believed that he wasn’t evil to the core. And hugged him not in gratitude, but in hope.

Twilight had a reason for her actions. She knew that words could only go so far. Since ChaosBlackWarGreymon was doubtful from words, the Alicorn had only one option left. Expressions and physical contact displays far greater emotions than words alone. She hoped that her hug could show him that her intentions were pure and true. And believing that there was goodness in him, she also hoped that her show of affections would bring the good out in him.

“Wha… what are you doing?” ChaosBlackWarGreymon asked, his mind confused of what was reality as he stared at open space.

“It’s called a hug. I know you’re hurt somewhere deep within you. So I’m hugging you to comfort you,” Twilight answered. Her eyes closed as her forelegs locked around the Digimon’s neck. Showing no signs of letting go.

“Why?” The Digimon asked. His eyes moving downwards to look at the Alicorn.

He then received a reply.

“Because that’s what friends do.”

ChaosBlackWarGreymon once more paused in awe. Twilight had to be very brave to attempt to say and do things that others would refuse to do to him. He didn’t know why, but he liked her bravery. He once more felt the warm feeling in his chest getting ever stronger. It was all so new to him, that he felt a little scared by it. If what Twilight said was true, then the feeling he felt was indeed love. Something that he thought he would never feel.

Then to Twilight’s surprise, ChaosBlackWarGreymon’s body suddenly turned into black mist. But just as she thought she was going to fall, Twilight felt herself being held up by the mist. To which it then lowered down. Gently placing her back on solid ground. Looking forward, she saw that the black mist reformed itself back into ChaosBlackWarGreymon. Standing tall with his back to her. Feeling that she was rejected, Twilight spoke up once more. Her tone sounded more like a plea.

“Please. All I ask is for you to try.”

The grey-armoured being was silent for a few seconds before talking.

“This is all new to me. I still don’t see how friendship makes one stronger.”

Feeling that her efforts were all in vain, Twilight hung her head low. However…

“But.”

Hearing his last word snapped the princess to attention. Her eyes wide with anticipation for what the digital clone was about to say.

“But I do see your reasons. You have no doubt whatsoever in the things you said to me. And I’m surprised that you seriously want to be my friend.”

He briefly paused before coming to a decision.

“I…I could at least think about it.”

Twilight gasped in astonishment at what she heard. Was he really going to consider friendship? Just the thought of it was making her smile. Once more seeing that there was some good in him. It just needed to be brought out to the surface.

“Well, I… I hope you’ll say yes. You have no idea how good it would be for Equestria to have another powerful friend. And who knows, maybe BlackWarGreymon could even train you to become stronger.”

ChaosBlackWarGreymon chuckled when he envisioned himself and BlackWarGreymon in a friendly yet fierce sparing match.

“Now that’s a thought. A tempting one too.”

“Well, I hope you’ll make the right choice.”

As Twilight finished talking, she took note on the type of chuckle the tall Digimon used. It wasn’t in any way sinister or conniving, it sounded like… he was expressing joyful amusement and happiness.

After having a good talk with Twilight, ChaosBlackWarGreymon suddenly began to feel guilt. Guilt for all his actions against her and all her friends. And by extension, all of Equestria. Thanks to his time with Twilight, the clone was starting to understand how the ponies think. How they struggled when times were hard. Some of which due to his rampage.

With thoughts of guilt on his mind, something of which was new to him, the Digimon clone decided he had something to say.

“Hay… uhh… listen…”

Twilight paid close attention to ChaosBlackWarGreymon. Noting how strange he was acting. She could see that he was struggling to speak what he wanted to say as he kept glancing over his shoulder to look at her.

“I’m… I’m just saying that… I’m sorry. For what I’ve done to you all.”

Twilight couldn’t believe her ears. ChaosBlackWarGreymon had just apologized to her. He said he was sorry. After her stunned silence, she spoke up. Feeling a little happier for his progress, she decided to be honest with him.

“Well… thank you. That means quite a lot to hear that from you. In fact, I’m glad that I decided to try and find you. Otherwise, we would never have this conversation. I would’ve never learnt so much about you. I… I really hope we could be friends.”

The Digimon turned to stare at her in fascination. Not one word she said was a lie. She was as true to her words as she was to her heart. As he continued to gaze at her, he felt something deep within him. As if he had developed some sort of bond with Twilight. ChaosBlackWarGreymon had felt many things since his great confusion of his very being. And during his conversation with the young princess, he started to feel differently towards her. She wasn’t as simple he was led to believe. He no longer felt that her talks were annoying and obnoxious. Instead, he found it rather fascinating.

Overall… he found her quite endearing.

“What?” Twilight asked, noting the Digimon’s long pause as he kept his sights on her.

No longer aggravated at her, ChaosBlackWarGreymon decided to go for a playful response.

“You know… for a pony… you’re actually kinda cute.”

Twilight flinched and blushed suddenly in response to the surprise compliment. A small smile of flattery grew on her face.

“W-Wha-Whaa!!? Wh-Where did that come from!?”

Seeing the Alicorn all flustered made ChaosBlackWarGreymon chuckle in amusement. Finding her reactions enjoyable. Twilight meanwhile shook off her flustered state and took note on the tall Digimon. The way he was chuckling, it was almost as if… he was enjoying her company.

After he settled down, ChaosBlackWarGreymon wanted to double check on Twilight’s knowledge.

“Now, do you remember what I said about BlackWarGreymon’s dark transformation?”

Surprised by the change of subject, Twilight answered back. Only realising that what she had learnt was vitally important.

“Y-Yes. That the best way to stop it is to prevent it appearing as early as possible.”

ChaosBlackWarGreymon nodded in approval. Seeing that Twilight had indeed understood what he told her. And then he spoke up.

“If anything, I’m just glad that it was a Mode Change. Because if it were otherwise…”

Twilight caught on the last thing ChaosBlackWarGreymon said before he paused in thought. A sign that there was something else about Digimon that he knew about. Unsure if it might involve BlackWarGreymon, the princess was quite eager to know.

“What? What do you mean… otherwise? What else is there?” She asked as she approached him.

Hearing her questions, the tall Mega looked at her in uncertainty.

“You mean you don’t know? Didn’t BlackWarGreymon…”

His red eyes widened in realization before talking to himself.

“Oh, that’s right. He might not even know about it.”

“What? What is it?” Twilight asked. Feeling uncertainty after hearing everything the armoured Digimon had said.

Seeing no reason to not tell Twilight, ChaosBlackWarGreymon opened up.

“You remember when BlackWarGreymon told you and your friends about the highest form of Digivolutions?”

“Yeah. He said that it was the Mega level.” Twilight answered. Unsure why she was asked such a question.

To which ChaosBlackWarGreymon revealed.

“Well, that’s not strictly true. Because… there is another.”

Twilight let out a stuttered gasp in amazement. Then speaking with excitement in her voice from discovering something new about Digimon.

“W-What!? You mean… t-there’s a level beyond a Mega!?”

Surprised by Twilight’s outburst, ChaosBlackWarGreymon gave his explanation.

“Yes, there is. It’s an elusive power that’s considered one of the great legends of the Digital World. A form very few could ever reach. So much so that some consider it to be a myth.”

He then revealed the identity of the form.

“It’s called… Ultra.”

Twilight was stunned at what she heard. Letting the name of the great power imbed in her ever-growing knowledge of Digimon. Uttering its name with a startled tone.

“The… Ultra level.”

Turning away from the dazzled Twilight, ChaosBlackWarGreymon gave his farewells.

“Thank you for helping me. But it’s time for me to go.”

“Wait what!?” Twilight uttered as she focused her attention on the tall Mega.

“I’ll still think about what you said to me earlier,” He said as he glanced over his shoulder to look at the stunned Alicorn once more.

“See you later, Twilight.”

After a quick flash of green light, ChaosBlackWarGreymon teleported away. Leaving behind Twilight, who was surprised at the last thing she just heard.

“He…just called me by my name.”

She had the right to be surprised. Before, the grey-armoured Digimon had always called her and her friends by the word ‘pony’. Back then, a sign of his distaste for the pony kind. But before he disappeared, it was the first time he had ever called her by her name. Could it be a sign? A sign that he had grown to like her?

But as she remembered the last conversation she had with ChaosBlackWarGreymon, regarding the discovery of the Ultra level, she realized that there was something she had overlooked.

“Wait. He was created from BlackWarGreymon’s data. So how is it that he knew about the Ultra level but BlackWarGreymon didn’t?” She asked as she looked up to the sky.

She was correct to feel suspicious. If ChaosBlackWarGreymon words hold truth, BlackWarGreymon had no knowledge about the level of Ultra. Yet, the grey-armoured clone knew about it in detail and he was only created recently.

For Twilight, something didn’t feel right. But she had to think of it later. Her priority was to get back to her friends back in Canterlot. She had to share her knowledge of Dark Digivolution to them.

Using her magic, Twilight disappeared in a flash of purple light. High above the trees, hovering in the air, ChaosBlackWarGreymon was there to watch her teleport away. He could’ve transported himself far away if he wanted to. But he felt that he had to see Twilight one more time. Even if it was from a distance.

The expressions in his eyes became neutral. Conversing deep within his thoughts. He admired the bravery Twilight displayed when she spoke to him. But the things she had said, was it because it was just her duty as the Princess of Friendship? Or was it because she actually wanted to be nice to him? He turned to look at his left shoulder. To where he once received a horrific injury. He began to remember the warm feeling he felt as Twilight used her magic to heal it. The Alicorn showing him mercy. For her to perform such an act on him, despite his past, was it… solid proof that he wasn’t evil to the core?

His mind kept on replaying what the Tree of Harmony said to him. His very first friend would be a pony who saw that there was good in him. And Twilight Sparkle was the only one who saw it. Or at least heavily believed it.

“Twilight,” He whispered to himself.

Without saying another word, ChaosBlackWarGreymon turned to fly away and return to the hidden lair. His master had to be told that the mission was a failure.

But as he quickened his speed, one of his Chrome Digizoid claws gave off a bright flash of dark green. Causing the surprised Digimon to stop and hover in place.

“What the…!?”

The Mega inspected the middle claw on his left gauntlet. There was no damage and his magic seemed normal. However, the brief incident that happened meant something else.

“Strange. I can sense dark magic in the area. But Sombra is dead. No one else has this kind of magic but me. That can’t be right.”

After looking intensely at his claw, he decided that it could just be his mind playing tricks on him. Shrugging off the recent development, ChaosBlackWarGreymon continued on flying away.

Unaware of what that brief flash of magic truly meant.

Author's Note:

Oh boy. I was definatly late for this one. This chapter was supposed to have been ready by the end of February. Sorry for the delay again. Turned out that this chapter took even longer to write than I thought. I'm glad that it's finally finished.

Let me know how you feel about this chapter. And the possibilities of ChaosBlackWarGreymon's redemption.

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