Now that the end of the first week of the month was approaching, August was in full swing. A lot had happened already. Lorelei had found her crest of Light, she'd met tons of new friends, she'd seen a good portion of File Island from the near top of Mount Infinity, and she'd probably almost died at least once. She and Hackmon were growing closer, even if he didn't want to admit it, and as much as she missed her dad back home, she was really getting used to being in the Digital World. All in all, things weren't going so terribly. Sure, there was still more for them to figure out. According to Hackmon, there was still much more work to be done, and more and more questions were popping up without many answers to follow. So like usual, they didn't stay in one place for very long. Instead, they kept moving. Well, sorta. "Hackmon, sttooooooopppppp!" Lorelei groaned, her feet firmly planted in the soil, her digivice held out for him to see. "No, Lorelei, we must keep moving. Every time we stop to investigate a blip on the digivice, it's always some new human that you find terribly interesting and must get to know and befriend, which turns into at least one full day of our travel time wasted." "Well...what's the hurry, anyway? As far as we know, nothin' that's happened is time-sensitive. We've got all the time in the world! 'sides, allies are important, aren't they? The more friends I make, the better off we are, in the long run! You never know when we'll need help fightin' some big...green...giant bug! Or somethin'! And they're not far away! See, look?" The girl hurried over and shoved the digivice in front of Hackmons face. His blue eyes narrowed and if he'd been a fantastical dragon, fire and smoke would have expelled from his nose. The digimon looked up at Lorelei's ever-grinning face and, knowing she wouldn't give up, finally glued his eyes to the digivice screen. Sure enough, there was a blinking dot that indicated another digidestined human was nearby. The dot was not moving, and Lorelei was right, it was close. "Whoever they are, they seem to be near Infinity Falls. The digimon that reside in Infinity are usually friendly. They should be fine. We've no need to concern ourselves with this human." "Wait, falls? Waterfalls? Ohh Hackmon, please! I really wanna see it! That sounds so pretty, I've gotta take a picture. Pleaasseee!" Hackmons left eye twitched and his body tense, then he took a deep breath, exhaled it slowly, and deviated from his original path, taking a slight left and heading in a different direction. "I really should realize by now that once you've set your mind to pestering me about something, you won't stop until I allow it. But please, Lorelei, let's not make a day of this?" Giving Hackmon a gleeful thumbs up, she hurried to his side and began humming a song. He had been right, Infinity Falls wasn't far. They arrived in maybe forty-five minutes or less. As they'd gotten closer it'd been easier and easier to hear the sound of the falls crashing into the water beneath and the sound was comforting and relaxing - even Hackmon began to look less tense as they approached it. Various non-partnered digimon seemed to be roaming the area, paying no mind to Lorelei and Hackmon being there. Lore couldn't imagine why Hackmon wouldn't have wanted to stop by this place on their way toward the Tropical Jungle, but then, relaxing had never been Hackmon's strong suit. The Falls were beautiful. Being surrounded by trees gave them a sort of private oasis feel, and the spray of water created little rainbows here and there when the clouds moved away from the sun. Lorelei stood at the tree-line, looking on to the area with her mouth dropped open and her eyes practically sparkling. It was a truly stunning sight. "Wow, Hackmon! This is gorgeous! We've been around Mount Panorama twice since I got here and you never brought me here." "That's because it was always out of the way. It was never my intention to site-see. We've got more important things to do." "Pfft!" Lorelei laughed, walking over to the lake and looking in at the deep blue water, her reflection staring back at her as clearly as if she were looking in a mirror. Blue and Red Otamamon peaked their heads out from under the water and splashed Lorelei playfully, then swam off to meet a couple of Bukamon near the center of the lake. The group continued playing as Lorelei watched, giggling to herself. "There, you've seen it, can we go now?" Hackmon said as he walked up behind her, clearly not amused by the playful water digimon. Lorelei pulled out her digivice and glanced at it. They were only a few feet from the dot indicating another human was nearby, but she didn't see anyone at first. That is, until she looked toward the opposite side tree-line, where a pair of feet were sticking out from behind a rock. Her eyes widened and she hurried over in a bit of a panic. On the other side of the rock a boy had propped himself up and had fallen asleep, it seemed. Lorelei looked around and didn't spot a digimon that seemed to be his partner, but any of the wandering ones could have been, she guessed. Gently reaching down, she touched the boys shoulder and shook him gently, careful not to hurt him, and attempting not to startled him too much. "Uhm, hi there. Sorry to wake you, I just wanted to make sure you were okay." Lorelei said quietly as she squatted down to meet his eyes.