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The ark slowly moves with Takato, Jian, and Terriermon on board, and Takato wonders where it’s taking them. Terriermon wonders how Shaochung is doing.In the real world, Shaochung is so bored with the absence of Terriermon that she ends up blackmailing Jiangyu to take her out to play. While Shaochung enjoys herself, Yamaki finds them there and asks about Shibumi. As they discuss Shibumi’s odd desire to create life, Shaochung comes upon a mysterious digital area and, seeing the arc flying over with Terriermon in it, follows it and vanishes to Jiangyu’s horror. Yamaki theorizes that the Digital World was calling out to Shaochung, possibly because of her young age.Shaochung falls into the Digital World, chasing around a nearby Bakumonnote . She finds some DigiGnomes, who lead her away; when she loses sight of them, she finds herself with a hostile Kiwimon. The Kiwimon fortunately runs off, and Shaochung finds herself missing Terriermon. She breaks down and calls for Terriermon and her brother, causing Terriermon, within the ark, to sense Shaochung’s presence.Shaochung finds herself at a large waterfall, where she meets a large rabbit-like Digimon named Andiramonnote . Shaochung is excited to meet a large bunny, and Andiramon tells Shaochung that they’re at the domain of the Four Holy Beasts, of which henote is assigned to guard. Shaochung asks Andiramon to search for Terriermon with her, and while he’s initially hesitant to ditch his position as guard of the Southern Gate, gives in and carries Shaochung around in her search.The ark that Takato, Jian, and Terriermon are in suddenly changes course, and they wonder if it’s responding to their feelings of wanting to find Shaochung.