A New Evil and An Old Friend
It was beautiful. Beautiful in a dark way. They say there is a world of light, a world of darkness, and the world of twilight which binds them together, keeping both at bay. For they say that light and darkness are two sides of a coin, one needs the other to survive. This was the world of darkness.
A great fortress stood high and mighty near an almost as mighty city. The people who lived here have and always will live in darkness. Some have grown up in it, and others have been banished here. And yet, despite what people on the outside would think, it was a marvelous city, with streets and buildings similar to our own. And yet, something still didn't feel right, you just couldn't quite feel all that comfortable.
In this mighty fortress sat a figure in a black robe. While he seemed intimidating, he was rather calm most of the time. He was the leader of this society in darkness and his name was Xanatos.
All of a sudden, seven figures appeared out of nowhere towards him. They quickly bowed towards the figure, all wearing the same black robes. Xanatos smiled. "Rise my friends, Zachariah, Alicia, Mathias, Jacques, Petrus, Andrius, and Henrik. There is much that needs to be done."
"What is our bidding, my lord?" Mathias said.
Xanatos rose from his chair and started walking towards them. "Too long have we been concealed in darkness," he said. "While those in the light gleefully enjoy themselves, we are here, getting by by only so much. It is time that we make those fools pay for what they have done to us."
"What are your orders?" Zachariah said.
Xanatos looked at him and smiled. "They are rather simple. The world of light does not shine as brightly as it used to. Greed and corruption have affected the hearts and minds of those who are good, while doing the same to the Pokemon, making them weak. Wipe out the entire planet, humans and Pokemon that stand by their side. And then, we can finally return to our original world, and darkness will finally overcome the light."
"But my lord, what about those that live in the wild?" Andrius said.
Xanatos was silent for a minute. "If they resist against you," he said, "Kill them as well. We will not let any live that try to stand against us."
The seven of them nodded and quickly disappeared. Xanatos stood there for a minute, before starting to walk to another part of the fortress. Walking into the next room, he nodded towards a man, who was his apprentice, motioning him to follow.
"Master," the apprentice said, who name was Ryszard, "How can we possibly conquer the world of light when there so many Pokemon?"
"Have you forgotten, my apprentice, about how even in the world of darkness, Pokemon breed as well?" Xanatos said. "The darkness in them makes them stronger, faster. They are capable of doing such a job."
They had entered the next room, which was mostly pitch black. However, it wasn't long before hundreds upon thousands of eyes opened, almost illuminating the room. They were all the same, a deep red color as dark as blood. Ryszard gasped in shock, realizing these were all Pokemon, and yet, they were different.
Xanatos smiled. "You see, while they mostly resemble regular Pokemon on the outside, their hearts inside are filled with darkness. But even so, they are not the same as the Pokemon in the light world. No, these Pokemon are what we refer to as Shadow Pokemon."
Ryszard was a little timid around these Pokemon, who looked ready to kill at any moment. He then looked to his master. "When will the invasion begin?" he said.
"Soon, my apprentice. Very soon."
In a different world, one connected to light and dark, the land was clear and joyful. The wild Pokemon scurried around in the open country as the sun shone in the bright sky. It was like the world of light, but there were mixed elements of light and dark, making this world the world of twilight.
Near the edge of a certain cliff, stood two familiar looking heroes. One was staring up into the blue sky and clouds, while the other was meditating on the ground, focusing his aura.
"Lucario," the man said. "Do you feel that?"
The familiar blue Pokemon kept his eyes closed but nodded. "There is a breeze in the air, but it's colder than what it's supposed to be." He opened his eyes and looked to the man. "Something is wrong, Aaron."
Sir Aaron nodded. "It's the darkness, coming from the dark realm. They must be planning something. I fear that the world we once lived in is in grave danger."
"Well, what can we possibly do?" Lucario said. "We can't go back now."
Aaron smiled at this. "Actually, you can Lucario," he said. "In fact, I've been told that is time for you to go back."
"Go back?" Lucario said, surprised by this. "But that's impossible. I had given up my life force to save the Tree of Beginning. There is no going back."
In answer of this statement, behind him a large amount of energy was starting to build up. He looked back with a gasp, surprised to what was happening. "Sir Aaron, what is going on!?" Lucario said.
"You're being sent back to the world you were born in, Lucario," Aaron said. "It's believed that you are among a few who can stop this evil."
"And are you coming with me?" Lucario said.
Aaron walked up to him and placed a hand on his shoulder. "Not this time, old friend," he said. "I've seen and done all that I could in my life. You, Lucario, have much more to experience in life, and more things to learn even though you've become much stronger."
"I understand," Lucario said, looking down. "Will I ever see you again?"
"Someday you will," Aaron said, giving Lucario a hug. "But once you return, you will not be able to come back here until... well you know."
"Then I guess hopefully I won't return too soon," Lucario said jokingly.
Aaron laughed at this. "I hope not as well," he said. "But there is one last thing I wanted to ask you."
"Of course," Lucario said.
"Do you really think it's him?" Aaron said. "The one that you had met."
Lucario smiled at this. "I believe so," he said. "His aura resembles yours in every way. I believe that he may be the one who can save us all."
"Maybe I'll get to meet him one day," Aaron said, smiling. He then looked to Lucario. "Farewell Lucario. Remember, we may be separated, but our bond can never be broken!"
Lucario nodded. "Farewell, Sir Aaron," he said before entering the portal and disappearing.
"Be careful, Lucario," Aaron thought. "I just hope you're right about this person, the one you call Ash."