Chapter 1: the shadow of Cresellia
I want to thank Flying Dragonite for my inspiration for this story. Her story "Pokemon the paralyzed planet" inspired me to write this story. It's kind of like a background story of Darkrai. Just like Flying Dragonite I believe that Darkrai isn't completely evil. The question is how did he become like this? This is my theory. I'm also going to write about what will happen to Darkrai after the game "Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky". Now, without further ado, here is the story.
Chapter 1: The Shadow of Cresselia
It was an ordinary day in The Hall Origen. Arceus was watching all legendary pokemon that were working and at the same time made sure there was nothing going wrong on earth either.
He smiled inwardly as he saw that everything was going well. He had done well creating the legendary pokemon as a beacon of hope.
"Too bad that can't be said about all legendary pokemon." He thought as he looked at Darkrai, who was talking to his twin sister Cresselia.
Cresselia was the moon pokemon. She was a sweet pokemon, always prepared to help others.
Unfortunately, when Arceus created Cresselia, he also got her opposite.
Darkrai was the nightmare pokemon and was indeed the exact opposite of what Cresselia was, evil to the core.
AT LEAST THAT WAS WHAT ARCEUS THOUGHT.
What he didn't know was that a part of Darkrai, which in truth no one knew existed, wasn't evil. Darkrai always kept that part hidden from Arceus and the other pokemon he came near. And sometimes, though rarely, Darkrai dreamt of a place where everyone was kind towards him and treated him with nothing but respect.
When he was born he always played with Cresselia, and the two got along fine. But as they grew older the differences between them became painfully clear.
Arceus always acted kind towards Cresselia, giving her everything she wanted. But if Darkrai ever dared to ask for anything, it would only earn him a foul look and a snarl.
After a while Dakrai got used to this unfair treatment. But as he got older the other legendary pokemon also started to act nasty. And to make matters even worse, Arceus didn't do anything about it.
"Why would he? He never wanted me here. I'm no one in his eyes." !
I thought as I tried to pick some oran berries. I was really hungry, considering most of the time the other legendary pokemon made sure there was very little food left for me. Today had been no different. After searching a while I had found a shrub with tasty oran berries, but just as I was about to bring a berry to my mouth there was a flash of blue and the berry was gone.
"Hey! I wanted to eat that!" I said with an angry look directed at Latios, who was currently holding the berry in his hand, a triumphant look on his face.
"And now it's mine! And there is nothing you can do about that!" He said as he popped the tasty berry in his mouth and ate it. "Yum, that was indeed a delicious berry." Latios said with a foul look directed at me. "Maybe I should call the others. They surely wouldn't want to miss out on such a tasty berry."
I stared down at the ground, knowing that he would do it and call the others. If he did, there wouldn't be anything left for me.
"Please, at least give me one berry." I begged. "I am really hungry."
I knew it was useless to beg for a little extra food, but I needed to at least try. Maybe this time I would be lucky.
"Guys!" Latios called, ignoring my words completely. "There's a delicious berry bush over here!"
Right after Latios called out, every single one of the legendary pokemon came running.
"Just a bush? Or are there actual berries on it as well?" Mew joked.
Celebi and a few other younger legendary pokemon laughed at the joke. Others exaggerated their laughs a little, not wanting to anger these pokemon, however young they were.
"Hey everyone, what's this creep doing here?" Groundon suddenly asked with an angry look meant for me.
I was still staring at the ground. I knew most people and pokemon were afraid of me because of how I looked, but until now no one had ever commented about it.
"Well," Latios started with a wicked grin. "He found the bush first. Good thing I found him before he could eat everything on his own."
I looked away, not wanting them to see that I was close to crying.
"Yeah right, like I could've eaten all those berries on my own. I just wanted one or two so I wouldn't be as hungry anymore." I thought as I watched how the others indulged themselves in the berries I had found. I hated them so much at the moment that I wanted nothing more than to kill every single one of them. Instead I had to watch how the berries disappeared one by one, nothing being left for me.
"These oran berries really are the best I ever had!" Mew said, making a circle in the air with joy. As he did this a berry fell from his hand. This one berry came rolling my way, stopping right at my feet. As fast as I could I picked it up and put it in my mouth, not wanting to waste time.
A tear trailed down my cheek as I realized that these were indeed the best oran berries in the whole region. It really was too bad I wouldn't get more than one, considering I was still quite hungry.
When I had finished the berry I looked up at Mew. I wanted to smile at him but knew that if I did it would probably be interpreted the wrong way, like always.
The thought hadn't even left my mind or Mew smiled at me, dropping another berry that made its way to me. I savored the taste of this berry as well, thinking it would be the last one, it wasn't. The whole process repeated itself several times, until there were no more berries left. All of the legendary pokemon started heading back to their stations now, as there was nothing to do anymore now that the berries were gone.
There was one pokemon that stayed though, Mew.
When the others had left he walked up to me. "Was it good, Darkrai?" He asked, more friendly that I had expected.
I nodded and put a hand on my stomach to indicate that I'd had enough. Mew smiled again and put his smaller hand on mine.
"I'm sure they don't mean it," He said as he watched the backs of the other pokemon that were heading back to work. "They just don't know any better."
I watched them leave as well and sighed deeply.
"Maybe, but that doesn't make me feel much better."
Mew opened his mouth to say something but right at that moment Mewto appeared, making his way towards us.
"Hey Mew, Arceus needs every legendary pokemon-" He stopped mid-sentence as he saw us together, Mew's hand still on mine.
"What do you want from him now, you freak?" He asked with narrowed eyes.
I cringed away and tried to think of a reason for me to be here with Mew, alone with Mew, but I couldn't think of anything.
"Hey guys!" Mewto shouted towards the others, who all turned around at his voice. "You gotta see this! This freak here is now even trying to get food by using his powers to persuade little children."
The other pokemon started coming back and I turned red **from ear to ear**, and yes I do have ears, because everyone could now see Mew holding my hand.
"He's not persuading me to do anything!" Mew tried to protest. "I just wanted to know if he was alright, staring out in front of him like he was."
I knew he was trying to help me but it was no use. All the other legendary pokemon started surrounding me, ready to attack.
"Maybe we should teach this freak a lesson. One he won't forget anytime soon." Kyorgre directed at Groudon, who was grinning as viciously as Kyorgre was.
I tried to find a way out but all the strong legendary pokemon had decided to work together, completely surrounding me. There was no way out.
Mew stood outside of the circle, tears visible in her light eyes. I had never seen the small pokemon cry before. Normally she was energetic, happy and seemed to live without a care in the world.
Now she looked so different, watching me with tears in her eyes while the other pokemon attacked with wicked grins on their faces
Roar of time, Hyper beam, Power gem, Dark force, I tried to avoid them as much as possible, jumping from one place to the next, but it was no use as I was alone and not fast enough to avoid all of them. Eventually it was getting too much for me to handle and so I finally, after realizing I'd never win this battle, gave up
I felt myself falling, bloody and exhausted, wishing I was stronger.
"DARKRAI NO!" Mew yelled, desperation and shock in her voice as she saw me fal.
Those were the last words I heard before darkness enveloped me.
wha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha finally a cliffhanger! Next time you'll know if Darkrai will be saved, or forever destroyed...
Thanks to FireFlyFlies, who did a great job translating and Beta reading this story for me!