[Open to all the KIDS and DIGIMON walking through the forest. It’s very cold, and some of them are shivering.]
Gomamon: I know this is no day at the beach, Michael, but that’s no reason to be a worry wart about it, and make all your friends unhappy. Pardon the pun, but chill out. Only you’ve got a problem with the cold. Everyone think warm.
Michael: I’m allergic to fur.
Joe: Oh, come on. The cold isn’t that bad.
Rylan & Alyssa: [gasp]
Ben: Perhaps not if you’re a polar bear or a penguin.
Joe: Yeah, but if it shows, we’ll throw some snowballs!
Afton: And make snowmen!
Gomamon: Who do you think Snowmon is?
Gabumon: A Digimon from their planet?
Ben: It’s difficult to explain.
Tentomon: Well, if it’s edible, count me in.
Alyssa: No, the best thing about show balls is that you can throw them at each other. It’s a fun game that we play in the winter months.
Gatomon: You throw food?
Jaren: We could build a snow fort!
Joe: You’ll need one!
Amree: I bet I could beat you both, blindfolded!
Rylan: I wanna build an igloo!
Palmon: I’ll help! If you tell me what it is.
Tentomon: An igloo sounds scrumptious!
Ben: Too bad they’re not edible.
Michael: You can’t be serious. It’d be horrible if it started snowing right now.
Amree: Lighten up, Michael. We’re just trying to look on the positive side of things.
Rylan: Hey, Joe, when’s it gonna snow?
Joe: Probably any second now.
Jaren: Right on Michael’s head!
Rylan: That’d be so funny!
Joe: I can’t wait to see his face!
Michael: You know, if the temperature drops any lower than it already is, we won’t be able to camp out anymore! We’ll be frozen Digi-treats!
Joe, Jaren, Ben, Alyssa, and Rylan: [laugh]
Michael: Right. Go ahead and laugh. But when your tootsies freeze don’t come crying to me. I’ll just say I told you so. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Think first. Humph.
[Scene change to a field of snow]
Gomamon: What’s the white stuff?
Afton: It’s a field of snow! There’s bound to be a ski resort nearby!
Michael: Oh, man. This is much worse than even I thought it was!
Alyssa: What now, guys?
Joe: I think we should keep going. We won’t get anywhere just sitting here.
Jaren: But if we cross the field in our sneakers our toes will go numb.
Michael: It’s impossible to continue!
Joe: So what are we supposed to do? Just stand around like a bunch of dorks? We eight cross that field or go up that big mountain.
Gatomon: Wait a sec. I think there’s a weird odor in the air.
Biyomon: I do believe she’s right.
Gabumon: But what could it be?
Joe: I don’t know. But it smells like…
Ben: Very familiar…
Biyomon: It’s steam!
Jaren: She’s right. But where’s it coming from?
Michael: A big geyser!
Alyssa, Afton, and Rylan: Wow! A hot springs!
Afton: Yipee! We can take a bath! Finally, now I can get warm!
All: Yeah! Woohoo!
[They all go and check out the hot springs.]
Joe: Uh, oh. This water is way too hot.
Tentomon: We’d be cooked if we jumped in this.
Ben: Yes, boiled.
Afton: Well, there go my big dreams of a nice warm bath.
Palmon: It looks so inviting.
Jaren: Maybe if you’re a vegetable.
Michael: What’s a little dirt compared to starving? We need to eat and there’s nothing in sight!
Rylan: Oh, yes there is!
Michael: What are you talking about? There’s nothing here but a bunch of rocks and hot water!
Michael: Tell me I’m not imagining this.
Joe: Yeah! It’s real!
Michael: Oh, come on, that’s ridiculous! What would a refrigerator be doing all the way out here?
Jaren: Hey, where there’s a fridge, there’s grub!
Amree: Well, we won’t know till we open it.
Alyssa: I want hot cocoa!
Gatomon: What’s that?
Joe: Come on already, let’s open it! [JOE opens the fridge] Huh? Eggs!
Agumon: There must be a zillion of em!
Joe: Grub on! These’ll keep us all fed for a month!
Michael: Wait! Don’t touch those! We don’t know if they’re fit for human consumption!
Joe: Then I’ll be the guinea pig! If I turn purple you’ll know they’re not edible.
Michael: There’s more to it than that! Even if they were edible they don’t belong to us! That’d make us all thieves! You gotta think of stuff like that!
Jaren: Unless you’re in to eating rocks, we don’t have much of a choice.
Amree: I’m sure they’d say yes if they knew our position.
Ben: Right. We’d just tell them it’s an emergency situation.
[The KIDS start to cook the eggs]
Amree: Sunny-side up eggs are my specialty!
[RYLAN and PATAMON are boiling eggs in the water]
Patamon: There! Done!
Joe: Hey, come on man, how are those chopsticks coming?
Afton: Hurry, we want to eat!
Michael: Sorry, this just makes me feel uncomfortable. We’d be in big trouble if someone got sick. No doctors, you know. Why do I always have to be the one to think of these things?
[They all sit down to eat the eggs]
Afton: Très gourmet!
Amree: It’s your turn, next time.
Biyomon: Go on, dig in!
Joe: Oh, yeah! I haven’t had food like this in a long time! My stomach’s chiming!
Jaren: If we had some ketchup to go with this it’d be perfect!
Rylan: Mmm…I love ketchup and eggs!
Amree: Sounds pretty gross, to me.
Gomamon: What’s the matter, Michael? You haven’t eaten anything!
Michael: I was just thinking that if we were able to get back home, ketchup wouldn’t be a problem.
Afton: Oh, now I’m homesick. How depressing.
Rylan: Now I want to go home, too.
Alyssa: Me too.
Ben: It’s been four days since we’ve been here. I wonder if anyone’s tried to find out where we are.
Amree: Cheer up! Just tell me how you like your eggs and I’ll try my very best!
Joe: I like mine with soy sauce.
Jaren: How about salsa?
Amree: How about a reality check?
Ben: I’ll have mine with mustard and jelly beans, please.
Jaren: How gross!
Rylan: Mmmm…jelly beans, that sounds good!
Afton: What? You’re both weird. My favorite is eggs topped with maple syrup. Yummy! Sometimes I like them with cherries on top!
Amree: That’s weird.
Rylan: But I bet it’s good.
Jaren and Joe: [laugh]
Michael: What? You’re making me lose my appetite! I just like plain eggs! Ugh, I wish we could talk about something other than egg recipes.
Gomamon: Don’t be so hard on yourself; they’re just having a little fun.
Jaren: Yeah, join the party!
Joe: I think it’s really too late for him. I think Michael thinks we’ve gone a little crazy.
Michael: Well, I mean really. Jelly beans and cherries on eggs? That’s crazy talk. Salt and pepper’s all they need. Keep it simple! That’s always been my motto.
Gomamon: I’m afraid Michael’s just not the kind of guy that’s meant to be adaptable.
Michael: Just what do you mean?
Gomamon: Face it Michael, you’re kinda of a stick in the mud, if you get my drift.
Michael: I’m just practical!
Gomamon: You’re stuffy!
Biyomon: It never stops. Here we go again.
Michael: Someone has to have a head on his shoulders.
Gomamon: You wanna fight? Huh? Huh?
Michael: Yeah, sure!
Jaren: Hey! Hey! Stay calm!
Michael: I am calm! He’s the one who’s dingy. And why’d you squeeze my arm?
Jaren: You don’t seem like yourself today, Michael. You’re a basket case.
Michael: I am just trying to be careful, unlike the rest of you weirdos. You’re just asking for trouble.
[Switch to MICHAEL sitting in front of the geyser, throwing rocks into it.]
Michael: [sigh] I’ve got to be the cautious one around here. I have to be…the voice of reason.
[Switch to JAREN and JOE fighting at the base of the mountain]
Joe: Why are you making such a big deal out of this?
Jaren: Because it’s way too dangerous!
Joe: There’s no place else to go! We have no choice!
Jaren: Look, before we do something foolish, we should think it over a little!
Joe: You’re just a big old chicken Jaren!
Jaren: I am not!
Joe: You are too!
Jaren: I am not!
Michael: Hey, everybody, what’s all the ruckus about? Why are Jaren and Joe fighting?
Ben: They’re debating about whether or not we should climb up Infinity Mountain, which is way up over there.
Michael: That’s practically up to the sky!
Joe: It’s the perfect spot! We’ve got to climb up there. It’s the best view of the island!
Michael: He’s got a point there.
Amree: That’s not the way Jaren sees it.
Jaren: Nobody would make it up that peak! It’s too much of a gamble!
Biyomon: He might be right, Michael. There might be lots of evil Digimon up that peak.
Michael: That’s not good. It wouldn’t be worth the risk.
Joe: Come on, Jaren! Don’t be a wimp! We won’t get anywhere if we just stand around talking!
Jaren: Put your fists down when you talk to me! And stop acting like you can just bully your way into being leader!
Joe: What do you mean?!
Michael: Come on, you guys! Chill out. Now look, calm down. Let’s think this over.
Jaren: So, what’s your opinion about this, Michael?
Joe: Yeah, who’s right? Me or Jaren?
Michael: Well, uh…Joe is right about going up that peak. We could see the landscape of the island much better.
Joe: See, Jaren?
Michael: Hold on. Jaren brought up a good point too. He’s right about the danger. It’d be dumb to lead everyone up to a place we don’t know anything about.
Joe: Oh, come on! Let’s just go as far as we can up the mountain!
Jaren: That’s stupid! We can’t protect ourselves up there!
Michael: Stop! You’re both making me a nervous wreck! Just give me a chance to think. Don’t be difficult!
Jaren: What? You are the most difficult person I ever met, Michael!
Michael: Hey! In am trying to make a decision here! Don’t interrupt me!
Joe: You’re just a big old chicken, Jaren!
Jaren: Joe, you better take that back!
Michael: Enough already! You’re giving me a headache!
Amree: Put a cork in it, you three!
Joe, Jaren, Michael: Huh?
Amree: Now, grow up. We need to make a decision.
Biyomon: Plus, it’ll be dark soon.
Gatomon: I think we’d better get some shut eye.
Gabumon: There will be plenty of time to argue later.
Amree: First of all, we need to find a good place to sleep. Let’s head for the caves.
Agumon: Yeah, it’ll be warm in there!
Biyomon: I get the top rock!
[MICHAEL is sitting by himself in front of the boiling water]
Michael: [Thinking] Someone is gonna get hurt if I don’t do something fast. Instead I got involved myself. If I’m responsible for everyone’s safety, I’ve got to protect them. Their lives depend on me!
[Everyone is sleeping. MICHAEL wakes up, and walks out of the cave. He looks at the mountain]
Michael: I’ll do it!
[MICHAEL starts walking up the mountain by himself.]
Michael: I’ve always been good at climbing. I’ve got the best chance of making it to the top.
[GOMAMON joins MICHAEL.]
Gomamon: What are you up to, Michael? Huh? Michael, you’re not thinking of climbing that mountain all by yourself, are you?
Gomamon: Yep. You forgot me already?
Michael: Why don’t you go get some sleep?
Gomamon: Not happening.
Michael: Yes, it is.
Gomamon: I don’t think so!
Michael: Humph. You’re not going, so quit following me around.
Gomamon: I’m not. You see, I’ve got some business to take care of up there. It doesn’t always have to revolve around you.
Michael: Fine then.
Gomamon: [To himself] Sometimes I just have to trick him.
Michael: Did you just say something?
Gomamon: Uh, yeah…nice night for a walk!
Michael: You’re nuts.
Gomamon: What’s wrong with that? I sure have more fun!
[MICHAEL and GOMAMON climb the mountain for a while. They stop as MICHAEL gasps for breath]
Michael: Infinity Mountain is sure bigger than I thought it was.
Gomamon: Are you ready to quit? We can turn around.
Gomamon: I can give you a hand.
Michael: Huh? Oh. What? You call that a hand?
Gomamon: Watch it!
Michael: I was kidding. Lighten up!
[GOMAMON stares at him]
Gomamon: I think you may actually have a sense of humor.
Gomamon: Maybe not.
[MICHAEL and GOMAMON climb up the mountain some more.]
Gomamon: I could use a hand!
Michael: Oh, here.
Michael: Whew. I’m about ready to take a rest. Well, it looks to me like we’re about halfway there.
Gomamon: We make quite a team!
Michael: Actually, we do.
[A rumbling comes from higher up the mountain.]
Michael: What was that? You don’t think this mountain could be a…volcano?!
[Some Black Gears come flying out of the mountain.]
Michael: Look up there!
Gomamon: The black gears.
Michael: They’re coming from the top of the mountain! I guess there’s no running away this time.
[MICHAEL and GOMAMON climb up to where they saw the Gears come from]
Michael: I know I saw them here. Where did they go?
Gomamon: Would it be too much to hope they disappeared altogether?
Michael: I’m gonna go up there and see.
Gomamon: That sound. Up there!
[MICHAEL looks up. UNIMON, a white flying horse, wearing a red mask, comes down to the mountain]
Michael: Oh, that’s just a great. A flying horse wearing a mask. This can’t be good.
Gomamon: That’s no ordinary flying horse, Michael. That’s Unimon. He’s a wise old Digimon. I never knew he lived in these mountains. He’s not much of a talker.
Gomamon: Unimon’s very gentle. We don’t have to hide from him.
Michael: Your information hasn’t always been reliable.
Gomamon: Cold, but true.
Michael: He must be coming down to have a drink. This must be his watering hole.
Gomamon: You see? I told you he was a nice Digimon. He wouldn’t hurt a fly.
Michael: Wow, what a beautiful looking horse!
Gomamon: Maybe Unimon can tell us what we need to know. Then we can go back to our friends.
[GOMAMON walks over to UNIMON.]
Gomamon: Hello, Unimon! It’s me Gomamon. It’s been a long time since we…what’s going on?
[UNIMON and GOMAMON look towards the sky to listen.]
Michael: What is it?
Gomamon: I hear something, out there!
Michael: Huh? Where?
Gomamon: There! Can’t you hear it, Michael?
Michael: Oh, no! A Black Gear!
[The Gear flies down and hits UNIMON in the back]
Michael: Gosh, you think he’s in trouble?
Gomamon: Uh, we’ll have to wait and see. Woah, look at his eyes! I think we’re the ones that are in trouble!
Unimon: Hello, Gomamon! Aren’t you happy to see me?
[Scene change to the cave. AMREE is the first to wake up.]
Amree: Mmm…I sure slept well! Hey, I wonder where sleepy Michael is. Michael, where’d ya go? Huh. [Reads message written in the dirt] “I’ll be back in a little while. Please wait for me. Signed, Michael.” He wouldn’t be climbing that mountain by himself, would he? Quick, everybody wake up! We have an emergency!
[Back at the mountain]
Unimon: Having a good time, dear guests? I’m in the mood for a game of Aerial Attack.
[UNIMON throws his attack]
Michael: Do something, Gomamon!
Unimon: You’re not thinking of leaving, are you? It’s a perfectly safe route if you’re planning on flying away.
Michael: We need some help!
Unimon: Aerial Attack!
[BIRDRAMON flies up and smashes UNIMON into the side of the mountain, swerving his attack]
Michael: Huh? Birdramon?
Joe: We’ve come to save you!
Michael: Just in time, I’d say!
Amree: Are you alright?
Unimon: Aerial Attack!
[It hits BIRDRAMON, and she falls down the cliff]
Joe [looking at AGUMON]: Well?
Agumon: Agumon, Digivolve to…
[UNIMON smashes GREYMON into the mountain]
Joe: Greymon, are you gonna be alright?
Greymon: I’ll be fine, Joe.
[UNIMON fights with GREYMON]
Greymon: Nova Blast!
Michael: Greymon and Joe are in trouble! Oh, no! He’s going after Amree!
Unimon: What do we have here? Another uninvited guest?
Birdramon: Meteor Wing!
[AMREE’s knocked down the cliff with BIRDRAMON]
[MICHAEL looks at the Gear on UNIMON.]
Michael: The Gear! I’ll get it!
Michael: This is crazy!
[MICHAEL leaps onto UNIMON’s back.]
Michael: Come on, now!
Gomamon: Hang on!
Michael: Oh, no! It won’t budge!
[UNIMON squirms as MICHAEL pulls on the Gear.]
Gomamon: Michael! Stop! Don’t try to be a hero!
Michael: I know! But there’s just this one thing I have to do. I’m not going to stop until it’s done.
[UNIMON kicks around]
Michael: I have to think positive! I’m responsible! I’ve got to do it!
[MICHAEL is thrown off by UNIMON.]
Gomamon: Oh no!!
[GOMAMON starts to Digivolve for the first time.]
Gomamon: Gomamon, Digivolve to…
[MICHAEL lands on IKKAKUMON.]
Ikkakumon: Hang on, Michael! Cause we’re going for a ride!
Unimon: Aerial Attack!
[IKKAKUMON dodges it.]
Ikkakumon: Harpoon Torpedo!
[UNIMON dodges the attack.]
Michael: You missed him! He’s much too fast for us!
[IKKAKUMON shoots again, and gets UNIMON. The Black Gear comes out, and deletes.]
Michael: The Black Gear just dissolved! Yeah, you did it!
Greymon: Hope I didn’t shake you too much, Joe!
Amree: That was a close call!
Michael: Good Job! That’s what I call pulling it together!
Joe: Wow, Michael, you were jamming out there! You’re a pretty cool dude, after all.
Amree: You were so awesome. You made it possible for Gomamon to Digivolve!
Gomamon: That’s not why I did it! It cause I’m just a nice guy. Plus, Michael would’ve fallen on his head. That’s why! I didn’t have anything better to do anyway. If you don’t believe me, put up your dukes, and we’ll fight about it!
Michael: Chill, Gomamon! And heroes don’t have to fight!
Gomamon: Oh, uh…heroes?
Biyomon: Uh, oh! Gomamon’s embarrassed!
Gomamon: I’m no such thing!
Joe: Come on, everybody! We’re almost there! Let’s go all the way to the top!
[They climb to the top of the mountain.]
Joe: Alright! I knew we could do it!
Joe: Woah, not much out there.
Michael: So, Gomamon and I fought to the top. When we got there, we found…well, nothing. But I think we discovered quite a bit on the way up.