Saki: What the fuck is this?!
Valarie: Hey! What’s going on!? I thought this was just a cell search!
Xen Guard: I guess you could say we had a change of plans. You all will be going to bed early tonight.
Adam: What the hell?! For what reason?!
Xen Guard: We’re going to have a visitor coming 1st thing in the morning. We’re going to need you all to be in top shape before that happens.
Saki: Matthew, I have a really bad feeling about this!
Matthew: I know Saki! I know! I do too!
Saki: Valarie told me about Madame X coming soon and if that visitor they’re talking about is her…
Matthew: We are fucked right now.
Saki: Ohh no. Braixen won’t know when to disable the signal herself… Ugh! If only there was a way out of these cells…
I started to look around my tiny cell for any way to escape. I looked under the bed for a possible trap door of any kind. I threw the books off of the bookshelf hoping there was some kind of hidden switch or something. I even knocked over the potted plant hoping for something to happen. Nothing. There was nothing. I was so mad at this point. I went over to the wall in front of me and hit it out of anger. Then I noticed something. This bit of the wall here was crumbling.
I stood back and looked at it. The whole thing was crumbling. I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t noticed this before. I also couldn’t believe Team Xen here didn’t notice that. I took out the mining kit Valarie had given and me and started to chip away at the wall. In a matter of minutes, the wall crumbled and I was able to escape.
Matthew: Ha… Hahaha… I-I did it!
Saki: What was that noise Matthew?!
Matthew: I can escape from here Saki!
Saki: You have?! Great! You gotta find a way to Braixen right now! And when you do find her, tell her to cut the wires right now! We won’t have another chance!
Matthew: Right! We’re gonna get out of here tonight!
I looked through the hole to make sure that this wasn’t some kind of trap set by Team Xen. When I seen there was nothing wrong, I started to walk through the cave. It was kind of smokey in this cave and warm as well. I came across another cave hole. When I went through it however, I was surprised to see that there was someone here and they seemed to have made this area a livable area as well. When the person turned around, she jumped back. As we both looked at each other, we realized we knew each other.
Piano Lady: Hey. Wait a minute… Aren’t you that kid who was on the S.S. Oceana?
Matthew: Weren’t you the person playing the piano on the S.S. Oceana?
Piano Lady: You are him!
Matthew: And you’re her! You saved me on that day.
Piano Lady: I’m so glad… I didn’t see you anywhere on the island so I thought something terrible happened.
Matthew: No. I was saved by someone’s Pokemon and started my journey and it’s been a crazy ride since then.
Piano Lady: That’s great… So I see you managed to find my little humble abode?
Matthew: Yea. Hey wait. Are you the reason the cell’s wall was that crumbly?
Piano Lady: I sure am. After they threw me in that nasty cell, I decided that I didn’t want to be a part of it.
Matthew: You know, I’d ask how you even were able to bash a hole through the wall of your cell but considering I remember you pushing a piano of the side of the edge, I’m not gonna question your strength.
Piano Lady: Hehe. Ohh stop. You’re gonna make me blush. Anyways, as you can see, I stole some books and managed to drag a couch down here. Don’t even ask me how I was able to do that. But this is all I need to keep living.
Matthew: Well I suppose you are doing good for yourself.
Piano Lady: Mhm. But the big question here is what are you doing here?
Matthew: Ohh yea! My friends and I have figured a way to get off of this island! I’m on my way to finalize the rest of the plan right now.
Piano Lady: You’ve found a way to get us all out of here? I guess I did all of this for nothing huh? Haha.
Matthew: Well I don’t blame you for doing what you did.
Piano Lady: So where do you need to go?
Matthew: Blacksteeple Field. I have to get rid of this weird signal that interrupts our PokeBalls.
Piano Lady: I see. In that case, I maybe be able to help you with getting there. Well at least to get outside.
Matthew: That’d be great!
Piano Lady: I was actually running out of air in here. So I was forced to open the place up a bit. Go out this way and you’ll be able to reach the quarry. I know that’s not exactly close but…
Matthew: No no! This is a big help! I was afraid I’d have to bust open a hole by myself but this will be easier.
Piano Lady: Good. I’d help you out but all I have is my Jigglypuff and I know that wouldn’t help much. I’d probably get in your way more than help…
Matthew: Hey. You did a lot to help out. This is seriously great. You know… it’s funny.
Piano Lady: What is?
Matthew: This is the 2nd time you’re saving me.
Piano Lady: Ohh… W-Well I mean, I’m not really saving you now. Just helping out. You’re the 1 here who’s saving us. All of us.
Matthew: I guess I am.
Piano Lady: Hold on for a couple of seconds though. -peeks out side and looks around and then comes back inside- Alright. It seems they know that you’ve escaped. They have their guards out there looking for you.
Matthew: Really? You’d think they’d just go through the hole I created to find me.
Piano Lady: Yea… Maybe they’re not all their in the head. But either way, be careful Matthew.
Matthew: I will be. You get out of here and try to find my friends. And don’t worry. You’ll be able to know who they are when you meet them.
Piano Lady: Ok. See you.
The Piano Lady went back through the hole in the cave to go back to the castle. I carefully went out of the cave which did in fact lead me to the quarry. Just as she said, there were guards out there looking for me. I had to do a lot of sneaking around, hiding and running around to keep them from seeing me. It took a while but I was able to get to the hidden grotto. I went to the shack but couldn’t find Braixen on there. I figured she was inside the cave. So I rushed inside and sure enough, she was there. She was shocked seeing me running towards her.
Braixen: Matthew? What are you doing here? I thought there was a cell search going on?
Matthew: Listen to me Braixen. I can’t explain right now but we need to cut the piped right now.
Braixen: But I thought the plan was to wait til tomorrow?
Matthew: The plan has changed! We need to do it now!
Braixen: Ok. Ok. Well I suppose we can do it now. But there’s something I have to tell you really quick.
Matthew: What is it?
Braixen: Upon further investigation, it seems like the letters on the boxes represent what its powering up. The ones with the L controls the turrets and the ones with the R controls the antennas. Turns out that some antennas are hidden inside turrets but this is where things get weird.
Matthew: What do you mean weird?
Braixen: I’m not sure when it happened but it looks like someone already cut through turret power supplies.
Matthew: Really? Hmm…
Braixen: I don’t know who could’ve done it… I’ve been here the whole time but no 1 passed through here in that time.
Matthew: That is weird but if they did that, then that means they’re on our side right? Let’s go finish the job then.
Braixen: Yea. Let’s go and find those boxes we need to zap away.
Braixen and I went on the search to find the boxes. When we did, she used her attacks to cut through the boxes and disconnect them. After that, we went over to the pipes that connected the machine directly to them which were by the stairs. We went over to them and broke through them. At last it was done.
Matthew: So that means we can use our Pokemon right?
Braixen: You should be able to now. The signal should be gone by now.
Turret: WARNING! Nullification signal is now offline! Warning! Nullification signal is now offline!
Braixen: Uh oh… I didn’t think we’d be notified out loud about this!
??? What the hell is going on?
Matthew: And it’s about to get worse.
The magnetic door opened up. 2 people came out. I recognized Madelis but the other 1 took me a few moments to realize who she was. Then it clicked. She was the other person that was on the S.S. Ocean when it was being attacked.
Matthew: You! So you’re the other 1 from the S.S. Oceana attack right?
Nastasia: Ugh. It would be you…
Madelis: Suddenly I’m not too surprised either.
Nastasia: You knew about this didn’t you? Is that why you were so adamant about taking care if the situation by yourself?
Mom: Does it matter now?
Nastasia: …A whole lot is making sense right now.
Madelis: You heard the alarm right? You all can use your Pokemon now?
Matthew: Yep and I plan on using mine against you right here and now!
Braixen: Uhh… Yea! I am a Pokemon 1st of all! 2nd of all, w-we’re not afraid of you!
Nastasia: And that’s where you’ve messed up. You should be afraid. We’re going to make sure we clean up this mess before it gets to be too much.
Matthew: As if you’ll get the chance to do that.
Madelis: Shut up Matthew. In fact, leave Matthew to me… I need to redeem myself.
Nastasia: Yea. You really do. So get to it. As for me, I’ll take care of this Braixen. Shouldn’t be too difficult at all.
Nastasia: Aw. What’s wrong? Not used to battling? Well guess what? You can’t live in this world without doing it at least once. Guess you’ll learn now.
Braixen: I… I…
Matthew: Braixen… Braixen, you stand behind me! I’ll take the both of them on by myself!
Braixen: What?! But Matt-
Matthew: You’re not good at battling right? So just stand behind me and I’ll protect you.
Braixen: Matthew… I’m sorry.
Matthew: It’s alright. It’s what friends do for each other. But maybe after this, I’ll train with you to gain some battling experience.
Braixen: R-Right… Thank you.
Mom: Matthew… No. -runs down the steps and stands in front of Braixen- You leave the both of them alone Nastasia! I’ll be your opponent now!
Nastasia: Oh? Now this is quite the shock. Are you finally showing initiative?
Matthew: Heh. You have no idea what you’re dealing with creep.
Nastasia: Haha. You have no idea boy but I’m fine with this. Let’s get this going.
The battle between me and Madelis started. It didn’t help me that I only had 5 Pokemon on me but I was able to stay on top of her and defeat her in battle. She seemed displeased with herself. I looked over to Nastasia and my mom. It seemed that my mother came out the victor of their match. I was pleased to see that.
Nastasia: Ugh. Your team is so annoying.
Nastasia: And what’s wrong with you? Sad because you lost again?
Matthew: Should you really be talking Nastasia? You’ve lost as well.
Nastasia: … While I hate to admit it, it seems you’re right. You annoying brat.
Mom: Hey! Don’t you dare-
Matthew: It’s chill mom. I’ve been called worse.
Madelis: I swear to you, next time I’ll be sure to beat you!
Matthew: I look forward to our next confrontation then.
Nastasia: Come on Madelis. Let’s go. -goes back into the room with Madelis-
Matthew: Well they’re taken careo- Ooof!
My mom ran up to me and gave me a big hug. I almost fell down but luckily caught myself. I smiled and returned the hug back. She stood back and looked at me.
Matthew: Everything alright?
Mom: Yes. Just… in just a matter of a couple of weeks, you look so different.
Matthew: I do? I don’t see it.
Mom: I guess what I mean is… the aura around you? I’m not sure how to explain it. But Matthew! It’s so great to finally reunite after all this time.
Mom: What’s wrong dear?
Braixen: I… I just wanted to thank you both for protecting me earlier…
Matthew: It’s no problem Braixen.
Braixen: It’s just… I’m not a very good battler. So I would’ve been hurt pretty badly if I had to fight.
Mom: Ohh! It was no problem at all! Anything for friends of Matthew!
Matthew: Plus don’t forget. When we get out of here, I’m gonna help you train remember?
Braixen: Heh… Yea I do… But enough about that. Everyone can use their Pokemon now. I’m going to assume outside is going to be hectic.
Matthew: That’s true but if we stick together, we’ll be fine.
Braixen: Yea. I guess you’re right! Then we should meet everyone then yea? I’m sure they’re going to need our help!
Mom: Yes. You are correct. Let’s get to it.
Matthew: You 2 go on ahead. I’m gonna make sure that none of our enemies sneaked in here during our battles.
Mom: Alright son. Don’t take too long.
Braixen and mom left together. I searched the entirety of the cave but I couldn’t see an enemies. After I made sure that the cave was Xen free, I left and went to catch up with mother and Braixen. As I was getting closer to the field, I could hear Pokemon battles going on. When I snuck past a tree, the air was all foggy and there was a red light lighting down towards us. This was now a battlefield. I could see mom standing there.
Matthew: Mom. There you are. It’s a mess out here isn’t it?
Mom: It really is. I knew it was gonna get messy but not this bad.
Matthew: Hey. Where’d Braixen go?
Mom: She said she’d go on ahead but the guards have caught up with us.
Matthew: Ohh? Is that so? Good. I’ve been meaning to let out my frustrations. Seems like this will be the perfect opportunity.
Mom: Yes Matthew! Let’s teach these people the true power a family can bring once reunited! Let’s go Matthew!
The 2 of us started to go through the field. Any guard we saw, we went up to them and battled them. Not only was it good training for my Pokemon but this way, there would be less enemies for everyone else to deal with. While it felt great battling alongside my mother, for the 1st time ever might I add, I could tell that if she really wanted to, she could have blown these guards back all by herself. Her Pokemon were far stronger than even mine. When we cleared the area of enemies, we went to the castle front. As we passed underneath the bridge, Saki stopped us.
Matthew: Saki! You guys are out?
Saki: Hell yea we are! Now I want to see every head on a spike!
Mom: So… is that 1 of your friends?
Matthew: Yea. She’s weird but it grows on you.
Saki: That’s right! We’ll take back what belongs to US and US only! Destroy those walls of oppression! Leave nothing but blood in your wake! Matthew! Woman with the hat! Join us in our fight against the man! -runs off-
Mom: Hmm… Quite an energetic lady isn’t she?
Matthew: Yes but what she said before she left isn’t exactly wrong.
Augustus: Nancy?! Matthew?! Is that you?!
Matthew: Augustus! You old sea dog! I’m glad to see you here!
Augustus: I’m glad to see you as well Matthew.
Mom: How did you get out of your prison cell?
Augustus: Some girl named Aelita came to my rescue.
Matthew: Wait. Did you say Aelita?! So she’s out too…
Augustus: So we’re getting off this island then yes?
Matthew: That’s the plan.
Mom: But is there even a boat to leave on?
Augustus: Yes. I checked the dock to see if there was and sure enough…
Matthew: Heh. So she came tonight instead of tomorrow huh? That’s why they locked us in our cells. Augustus, you get to that ship now and locate the driving area of it.
Augustus: Of course. After all, I’m the only 1 who knows how to sail a ship of that size. Once everyone is ready, you’re to meet me on that boat.
Matthew: Right. Got it.
Valarie: -talking through the turrets- Matthew? Can you hear me?
Matthew: Aww! Holy fuck! That scared me half to death!
Valarie: -talking through the turrets- I hope you can… Anyways, the cameras on the turrets aren’t working anymore… But you need to head to Neved’s office right now! You remember where it’s at right? You were there once. There’s also a rumor going around that he has Aelita.
Matthew: Son of a bitch! He must have caught Aelita during all of this.
Mom: Who is this Aelita person I keep hearing about?
Matthew: A friend of mine I met at a place called Sheridan Village. When we were captured and brought here, they took her somewhere and tortured her…
Mom: What?! Th-That’s horrible!
Valarie: If that’s true, we can’t leave until we’ve dealt with him. T-That’s all I can say for now. It’s really bad up here!
Augustus: I’m going towards the boat now! I’ll start the engines!
Matthew: Good. We’ll see you soon. -watches as Augustus runs towards the boat-
Mom: As much as I don’t want to leave you again, I must.
Matthew: It’s alright mom. I know you gotta help people evacuate to the boat.
Mom: Yes. Go help your friend. Both of you… All of you and your friends, please be careful.
Matthew: You too.
Mom: I love you!
Matthew: I love you too mom!
The 2 of us hugged each other. Then my mother ran off to find some of the prisoners of the island. I ran up towards the highest part of the castle I could go and entered the doors. Soon, I was in the room Neved was in that time I was in “trouble.” The doors in front of me were unlocked. I went through and was about to continue when Emma came face to face with me.
Matthew: Emma! It’s you!
Emma: …So be it. Don’t hold back.
Matthew: Never. Now I can get revenge for Valarie for how you treated her!
The battle between us started. While the battle between us wasn’t difficult, I noticed something very familiar about her Pokemon that she used. All 3 of them were shiny. The only other person that had a team of Shiny Pokemon was Melia. But this girls’ voice was deeper than Melia’s. So who was she and why did she have a team of shinies? She didn’t seem to bothered that she lost the battle though.
Matthew: …Who are you really?
Emma: …Looks like I couldn’t defeat you. I guess that’s to be expected. I tried my best but that wasn’t enough. Go on and do what you must. I still have things I have to attend to. -starts walking away-
Matthew: Hey! I asked you something! Are you listening to me?!
She continued to walk away from me and eventually went through the door and closed it. I wanted to know who she was but I had more important things to do. I continued through another door and I was back outside. I was even higher up on the castle. I saw some stairs and started to climb them. About half way up though, I heard someone shout my name.
Matthew: Huh? -turns around- Who’s th…
Aelita: It’s good to see you again Matt.
Matthew: Aelita… -hugs her-
Aelita: -hugs back- I’m fine Matt.
Matthew: I know but I’ve just… I’ve missed you.
Aelita: I’ve missed you too but let’s just skip the cheesy reunion stuff ok? We got a job to do.
Matthew: Hell yea we do. Neved is just up ahead and we need to give him some major payback!
Aelita: I’m gonna make him regret what he’s done to me.
Matthew: Wait. Hold on. How are you here? Someone told me that he was holding you captive.
Aelita: Well that’s clearly not the case. That doesn’t matter right now though. Let’s end this!
The 2 of us ran up the stairs together. At the top of them was another door. When we entered it, we noticed how different it looked from the rest of the castle. The room was giving us a weird vibe and that wasn’t a good thing. We walked up to the end of the room where Neved was. A huge chunk of the castle’s wall was missing. You could look out and see the clouds, the stars, the trees. Everything. Neved was standing there, looking out towards the outside.
Aelita: Neved, it’s all over now.
Matthew: Soon, this entire place will be in shambles.
Aelita: But we’re not leaving until we’ve settled the score.
Neved: Is that why you came up here? To waste my time?
Matthew: You’re the 1 wasting our time! I don’t know what the whole point of capturing us and keeping us here was for but it’s done.
Aelita: Before anything happens though, I have just 1 question to ask you Neved. Why? Why put me through all of that? Was there any real point?
Neved: You’re asking me if doing that to you was necessary? The answer is this. No. Not at all.
Matthew: Then what the hell did you do it for you bastard?!
Neved: Simple. Because she was Keta’s daughter.
Aelita: My father? What does he have to do with this?
Neved: I hated him with every fiber in my being. I swore to him that I would cause him suffering, even after death. What better way than to torture his own kin?
Aelita: …You’re pathetic Neved.
Neved: I suppose in some way I can be seen that way. But it doesn’t matter anymore. It’s all going to end here whether I win or lose.
Matthew: Whether you win or lose? No Neved. There is only a loss in your future. And it’s gonna be a fucking beat down.
Neved: Ha! Words mean nothing if you can’t back it up! You want to settle the score?! Then show me that you both have what it takes!
Aelita: We have more than what it takes Neved! We’re gonna mop the floor with you!
The battle started with Aelita and I against Neved. Despite us having the number advantage against him, his Pokemon were very powerful. If either of us decided to battle against him 1 on 1, I don’t think we would stand a chance against him. We were able to defeat him, although almost all of our Pokemon had fainted. The only 1 left that could do any kind of battling was my Monferno but even it was tired from that battle.
Neved: I cannot believe that you children of such power. It truly infuriates me to no end knowing that I’ve lost to you 2.
Matthew: Well accept it Neved. You’ve lost.
Neved: Losing power is a gut wrenching feeling… isn’t it?
Aelita: You were never in the position of power anyway. You are a terrible excuse for a human being.
Neved: Hmph! You wretched little-
Aelita: You’ve lost and we’re going to leave.
Neved: There’s 1 thing you must get over Aelita and do you know what that is. Your naivete.
Aelita: What do you mean?
Neved: This world is filled with beasts known as Pokemon but it doesn’t end with them. ACTIVATE!
Matthew: Those things are… turrets?!
Neved: There was a time in this world where there were no Pokemon.
Aelita: Was that talking just a way to distract us?
Neved: Yes. I’ve had these turrets placed in here specifically for you 2. As you know, these turrets also hold the nullification signal. Now I ask you this. What will you do now? What will you do now that you have no Pokemon to use? It seems I have become a lot more powerful now, haven’t I?
Matthew: Honestly…? Not really.
Matthew: I mean your whole team is fainted and so is Aelita’s. My only remaining Pokemon is too tired to go through another battle so… it’s kind of pointless to even have those things on.
Neved: …Matthew, you are the most infuriating person I’ve ever met. Anytime I’ve expected you to feel fear and tremble, you just put on an “I don’t care” attitude. Very well then. Although that may be the case, you’ve forgotten 1 thing.
Matthew: And what’s that?
Neved: These things can fire off lasers. I could blast you 2 to bits with 1 click of this button right here.
Matthew: …Fuck. I forgot about that.
Just then, the 3 of us heard an extremely loud Pokemon yell. Aelita and I looked out to the night sky. We couldn’t believe what we were seeing. It was the legendary Pokemon Yveltal. Neved seemed completely fine though. As if he was expecting this to happen. The Yveltal came flying down towards us. We saw someone jump off of the beats back and landed onto the ground right in front of us. We couldn’t see their face for it was being covered with a mask. I felt absolute terror just seeing this person in front of us.
Neved: Hahaha. Matthew and Aelita, this is Madame X.
Aelita: This is-
Matthew: Madame X?
Madame X: Silence. All of you.
Madame X: I said silence. You are in no position to talk Neved. I trusted you with this establishment and look at what you’ve made of it. Disgusting. Absolutely and utterly disgusting. Go take care of the rebels downstairs and don’t you dare fail me for a 2nd time.
Neved: Yes ma’am.
Madame X: And disable those infernal turrets.
Neved: Of course. -turns off the turrets and leaves the room-
Madame X: So you’re the Matthew I’ve been hearing so much about. Then there’s you… The traitor’s daughter. Hmph… You’re even more embarrassing than he was.
Aelita: I’m tired of people insulting him! I’m tired of all of you mocking my father’s name! So you need to shut up!
Madame X: Oh? You have fire in you. Your moxie is admirable.
Matthew: You… I don’t care who you are!
Aelita: Yea! Our mission is the same since we’ve left Sheridan!
Madame X: I see… Ahah… So that’s what drives you? The union between 2 people who share a common goal? -draws a sword- Fine then… If you want to talk big, then you better have the punch to back it up.
Matthew: Whoa! What the fuck?! What do you have a sword for?!
Madame X: Very simple. I will use this to tear through the 2 of you if you can’t back up your claims.
Matthew: Ohh this is bad!
Aelita: What are we gonna do!? We don’t have any Pokemon left!
Just then, something popped into the room. It was a glowing light blue color. It was also kind of shining yellow as well. When the glow and the shine started to fade away, I was surprised to see a Pokemon in front of us. It was a Wobbuffet. It seemed confused about what had happened but when it noticed me, it started to sway somewhat and seemed kind of shy to look at me directly in the face.
(Ignore Neved. Forgot he was there when I edited this)
Madame X: What in the world is this atrocity doing here?
Wobbuffet: Wob Woooobbuffet!
Aelita: Is that a Wobbuffet?
Matthew: Yea it is but… how did it teleport here?
Wobbuffet: -looks at Matthew and blushes- Wob Wobbu.~
Aelita: I’m not sure but it seems to know you and… shy to you? Do you know this Wobbuffet?
Matthew: No. I’ve never met 1 since I’ve been here.
Wobbuffet: -obviously upset at Matthew’s comment- Wobb Wobbuffet!
Matthew: Whoa whoa. I’m sorry but I’m just being honest. I… Wait… Are you… Were you the Wynaut on the S.S. Oceana?!
Wobbuffet: -nods its head yes- Wobbu Wobbu.
Matthew: How did…?! You… Are you here to help me?
Wobbuffet: -salutes me- Wooooobbuffet.
Matthew: Well… I guess if you’re here to help, then I’ll gladly accept it. But if we’re gonna be battling that Yveltal… this is gonna be bad.
Wobbuffet: Wobbu Wobbuffet.
Madame X: How insulting. You really think a Pokemon like that can really take me on?! I said to show me power and you bring this pitiful excuse for a Pokemon to our battle?!
Matthew: Hey! Don’t say that about Wobbuffet! I don’t know how it got here but it came here just to help me out! I won’t let you insult it!
Wobbuffet: -heart eyes- Wobbu Wobbu.~
Aelita: -thinking to herself- This Wobbuffet sees to have a thing for Matt… Weird.
Madame X: …Pitiful. This isn’t even worth having my Yveltal use any moves on this battle. Therefore… -pulls out a needle and stabs it into Yveltal-
Aelita: W-What did you just do to Yveltal?!
Madame X: I just reduced all of its moves power points down to 0.
Matthew: Why would you do that?!
Madame X: If you paid attention to what I said earlier, I’m not even going to waste my time having Yveltal waste a move on this terrible excuse for a Pokemon.
Aelita: So… it’s just gonna struggle then?
Madame X: Precisely. Not that it’s a concern to me. It’ll be able to take it out in 1 hit.
Matthew: Urgh! We’ll show you that Wobbuffet isn’t a terrible excuse for a Pokemon! Ready buddy?!
Madame X: Nothing shall remain.
The battle started. Just as Madame X said, she had her Yveltal uses Struggle. While it did massive damage onto Wobbuffet, the Pokemon still clung on. With it’s Counter attack, it was not only able to deal back some massive damage but also knock out the Yveltal. Everyone in the room was in utter shock.
Aelita: I… I don’t don’t believe it…
Madame X: Yveltal lost to THIS Pokemon…? I’ll admit, I had gotten too confident it’d beat that Pokemon with no moves.
Matthew: Wow… You did it Wobbuffet!
Wobbuffet: Wobbu… ffet…
Madame X: But don’t underestimate me. I am stronger than my Pokemon are. You all must die now.
Aelita: Matthew… We have to go now! We have to get away from her!
Matthew: You’re right! Come on Wobbuffet!
Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet Wobb!
The 3 of us ran out of the door and down the steps. Just as we were close to the doors though, Madame X had jumped off the top of the castle and down to where we were. The shock wave of her jump was so great that it actually made us all stumble back and fall off the castle.
Before hitting the ground, we stopped in mid air. We all looked around trying to figure out just what in the hell was going on. But we were thankful that this had happened. Another second and we would have hit the ground and been killed.
Aelita: Wh-What? What’s going on? Why have we stopped falling? We’re floating in mid air…!
Saki: Whoa! That’s awesome! How are you 2 doing that?
Matthew: I don’t know! But regardless how it happened, I’m glad it did. We would have splattered onto the ground if we hadn’t.
Saki: Hold on! We’re going to get you doing! Just stay put! -leaves with Valarie-
Matthew: Well where else would we go?!
Aelita: Matthew, do you have any idea how this is happening?
Matthew: No clue.
Nim: It’s because of me! -appears in front of us-
Aelita: W-Who are…?
Matthew: Nim! Ohh you beautiful, weird soul you!
Nim: As Matt just said, the name’s Nim! And I’m Matt’s best friend. Ain’t that right Matt?
Matthew: With what you just did? Hell yes.
Nim: Ohh you. Let’s get down from here! -lowers us down to the ground-
Aelita: Phew. What a relief.
Wobbuffet: Wobbu Wobbuffet ffet!
Nim: You took down a Yveltal to save Matt?! You are a strong Pokemon! Nice job Wobbuffet!
Matthew: Is it your Wobbuffet?
Nim: Nope. It’s been spending a lot of time trying to find you. Apparently it met you on a ship and then something happened to the ship and then when it got onto dry land, it started searching for you!
Matthew: Searching for me? But why?
Nim: Because it has a crush on you silly?! Isn’t that just adorable?
Matthew: It… has a crush… on me?
Wobbuffet: -blushes- Wobb Wobbuffet.
Matthew: Well… that’s certainly odd but you saved us from Madame X so it’s ok. Just… don’t overdo it ok?
Wobbuffet: Wobbu Wobbuffet!
Nim: Now Matthew. I think you know what I’m gonna say next right?
Matthew: You mean about the fact that I didn’t listen to you about Akuwa Town?
Nim: Yes! And look at what you’ve been through! But it’s ok. I’ll forgive you if you promise to listen to me next time!
Aelita: But if we hadn’t gone, we wouldn’t be able to save the people here.
Matthew: …That is true.
Nim: It took me a long time to find this place AND to teleport that Wobbuffet here. So you owe me dinner.
Matthew: Uhh… I mean I would but I don’t really-
Nim: Don’t worry. If you can’t afford it, your smiling face is all I need!
Matthew: Nim, you are seriously the best right now.
Nim: Hehe. I know!~
Saki: Aelita! Matthew!
Matthew: Hey you 2. Is everyth-
Saki: Do either of you have any broken bones? Trauma? Heartbreak?
Matthew: Uhh… No.
Aelita: -chuckles- Yea. We’re just fine. Thanks to Nim.
Valarie: I take it this person is Nim?
Nim: Yep! Nice to meet you all!
Mom: Oh thank goodness! You’re all ok! I’m so glad…
Matthew: Of course we are.
Mom: Is that Wobbuffet yours Matt?
Wobbuffet: Wobbu Wobb?
Matthew: I guess it is now.
Wobbuffet: Wobbu Wobbuffet!~
Valarie: Alright. Hugs and kisses and all that but we gotta go!
Mom: She’s right. Everyone is already on the boat waiting to go. We can catch up there.
Madame X: As if I’d just let you all walk off!
We all turned around and looked up in the air. We could see someone plummeting down towards the ground. They landed down onto the ground with a sword striking down into the ground. Aelita and I knew who it was instantly.
Valarie: Who is that?!
Matthew: Fuck. It’s Madame X.
Aelita: D-Did she just jump down all the way from the top of the castle?!
Valarie: Wait. Madame X?! I thought she wasn’t supposed to be here until tomorrow!
Matthew: Well they lied to us for a reason!
Madame X: Running away solves nothing. Don’t you see?
Saki: Well when you have a fucking sword out! Who wouldn’t run away.
Madame X: Silence. You may have made a fool of my Admins but I won’t fall to that same fate. But… perhaps I’ll let you leave. Yes, I think I’ll be a kind person today.
Matthew: Like you’ll just let us walk away!
Madame X: You’re right. A price must be paid! And it will be done in spades! -rushes up towards me- And it will be your life Matthew!
There was nothing I could do. She was way to quick for me to do anything to stop her or dodge her. I closed my eyes, waiting for her blade to slice through me, blood splashing onto the ground. I heard the sword being thrusted back but then something happened. I was pushed down to the ground. Before I could open my eyes, I could hear someone cough but it didn’t sound right.
Matthew: M… Mom?! No… MOM!
Madame X: What was the point of doing something barely worth calling a sacrifice? Extremely laughable… and quite concerning… I don’t understand. How could a doll gain enough affinity to process the feeling that is “love”? Impossible. There must be something else.
Matthew: Don’t call my mom a… a… doll! She’s my mom! And you killed her! I’ll make you pay for that you bitch! -goes to fight Madame X-
Saki: -holding Matt back- Please! Please stop this Matt! She has a sword!
Aelita: -holding Matt back- Matt! You gotta stop! Please! Matt!
Matthew: -trying to get at Madame X- You fucking bitch! You killed my mother! MY MOTHER! How fucking dare you! I don’t care if you have a sword! I’ll kill you with my bare hands!
Valarie: -holding Matt back- Matt! You have to calm down! Please! I know what she did was bad but you have to stop!
Matthew: Let me go! Let me go! She’s a dead bitch!
Valarie: Matt please stop! Stop for me Matt!
Matthew: I… I… Ugh!
Madame X: Doesn’t matter. You shall all receive the same fate poor Nancy doll has faced.
Emma: Madame X.
Madame X: Hmm? Who dares speak my name?
Aelita: Who’s that?
Valarie: It’s that Emma girl. What’s she doing here?
Emma: I have been waiting for you to show up Madame X. I’ve put up with this facade with Neved just so that I could have the opportunity to speak with you. Perhaps you should stop messing around with them and pay attention to me. -chuckles- I mean after all… You did go through quite some length… -lifts the hood revealing her face- to find me!
Madame X: Melia?!
Matthew: That’s… It’s you… Melia…
Melia: Ohh. I’m sorry. Are you confused? Thought I was dead? I mean that’s pretty understandable. You never were smart enough to even think of the possibility of my survival.
Madame X: This changes everything.
Melia: As much as I want to take you down now, I cannot.
Matthew: Then I will!
With everyone not focusing on me, I ran up to Madame X, grabbed onto her and slammed her onto the ground. Before I could do anything else, everyone ran up to me and grabbed a hold of me, preventing me from doing anymore damage to her. I was furious but it felt so good to hurt this person in some way. But it wasn’t enough to say that I had gotten my revenge on her.
Matthew: You’re lucky that’s all that I’m gonna do to you! If it weren’t for my friends, you’d look worse than you already are!
Madame X: Ahh! You putrid boy! After I deal with her, I will be sure to deal with you next!
Melia: Matt… Sorry Madame X but we’re putting this meeting on hold. Besides, we’re destined to meet again eventually. Sleep tight. Fire!
From out of nowhere, an electricity current shot down and directly hit Madame X. She was completely paralyzed. She was definitely in pain. This satisfied me so much that I was able to calm down. But at that point, I started to have this nagging thought in my head. If Melia was here all along, why didn’t she let me know? Why didn’t she act sooner? Why didn’t she help save my mother? While I was glad that Melia was alive, I felt anger towards her. But I continued to watch on as Madame X and Melia had their little conversation together.
Madame X: Urgh! How… do you have access to the lasers?
Melia: You really shouldn’t let someone snoop around this castle just because they asked. They might find something useful to stab you in the back later. Heh… The big bad leader of Team Xen and she gets taken down… by just a small shock. Pathetic.
Madame X: Y-You got lucky.
Melia: No. That’s where you’re wrong. I didn’t get lucky. I thought things through. Goodbye.
Melia: Sorry but my name isn’t Emma.
Aelita: Neved! What the hell do you want?!
Melia So are you upset with me?
Neved: You’ve done your damage. I’ve done mine.
Neved: Mmm. Well I’m sure you’ll have the opportunity for revenge 1 day.
Neved: And it shall be mine.
Melia: Ohh. And about your Team Xen offer. Sorry to say… It’s a no. Everyone to the ship!
Matthew: W-Wait! What about my mom?! We can’t just leave her here!
Saki: Come on Matt! We have to go!
Matthew: Are you seriously saying that we’re just gonna leave her body here?!
Valarie: Matt, listen to me! Your mom sacrificed herself to save you! I know this suck and I’m sorry but if we wanna be successful in escaping than we need to go now!
Matthew: But I… She’s my mom!
Valarie: I know! But she would want you to get out of here and be safe!
Matthew: Valarie… -tears up- F-Fine. You’re right. Let’s go.
The lot of us ran towards the large Team Xen ship. I couldn’t help but cry as I was running towards the ship. Not only did my mom die protecting me but we couldn’t even give her a proper burial or anything of the sorts. As soon as we boarded the ship, Augustus started up the engines and the ship started to sail. Everyone was safe. Everyone except for my mom. I collapsed onto the deck and just cried. Cried like I never had before. Nim, Saki, Valarie, everyone came over to me and tried their best to console me. When Melia tried to console me, I pulled away from her. I was upset with her for how she wasn’t able to help us as soon as she got there. Instead, she had to act like she was against us for whatever reason. I got up and went to the resting quarters of the ship, climbed up on the top bed of a bunk bed and laid down. I didn’t leave that room for 4 days. The 1st day, people tried to talk to me but I just didn’t respond back. I didn’t feel like talking. I guess they got the hint and left me alone for a couple of days. Wobbuffet kept me company. On the 2nd day, nothing really happened except that I officially caught Wobbuffet. I caught it with a Love Ball because of its feelings for me. I know that is probably weird but it felt appropriate. I also officially nicknamed the Pokemon Wuvvuffet. As soon as she was caught, I brought her back out since I actually enjoyed her company. Absolutely nothing happened on the 3rd day. The 4th day, someone came into the resting quarters and tried talking to me.
Adam: Uhh… Hey Matthew.
Matthew: Hmm? Ohh… It’s you Adam. What do you want?
Adam: Well it’s just… It’s been a couple of days and you’ve kind of been cooped up in this room.
Matthew: So what? Do you have a problem with that?
Adam: No no. I get it. I just wanted to come in here and say that we’re all here for you man.
Matthew: You are huh? All of you?
Adam: Yea. I kind of feel guilty.
Adam: I feel like… if I was there, I bet things would’ve been different. I don’t let no 1 intimidate me.
Matthew: Trust me Adam. None of this is your fault. There’s 1 person I blame for this whole thing…
Adam: Well… next time, I promise I’ll be there for ya. You got my back and I got yours. That’s just how it goes. So yea… That’s it…
Matthew: Adam… I’m not like mad at all of you. I just… I don’t know.
Adam: I get it man. Ohh yea. Before I go, Melia asked me to tell you that she wants to talk to you later. She’s gonna be somewhere on the main deck.
Matthew: Heh… Great. Talking to her. Should be just wonderful. Did she tell you what it’s about?
Adam: I dunno.
Matthew: Alright… Thanks man.
Adam: No problem. -leaves the room-
Matthew: So Melia wants to talk to me huh? She better have a good explanation about not doing something sooner. My mom would be alive right now if she hadn’t been so slow to act.
Augustus: -walks into the room- Hey Matthew. Do you mind if I speak to you for a moment?
Matthew: If you’re gonna tell me that Melia wants to talk to me later, don’t bother. Adam just told me.
Augustus: Ahh. No. That’s not why I’m here.
Matthew: Then what is it?
Augustus: Well… I have some things here for you and I-
Matthew: Just put them on the table. I’ll look at them later.
Augustus: …Ok. -goes over to the table and leaves 2 PokeBalls and a note on the table-
Matthew: -looks over to the table and sees what he’s left on the table- Wait. Hold on… What are those?
Augustus: Well they’re 2 PokeBalls and a note… a note from your mother. She told me to give this to you if she… well you know. I’m gonna leave you alone now. I think you might need it again.
I watched as Augustus walked out of the room. I stared at the items on the table for a couple more seconds. I jumped from the top of the bed down to the floor and went over to the table and investigated the items more.
Then I took a look at the piece of paper between the 2 balls. I picked it up and started to read it. It was a letter from my mom.
As I continued reading, tears started to swell up in my eyes. She was able to say I love you to me 1 last time. When I was finished, I had tears running down my face. I tried to wipe them off as best I could. I put the note down and picked up the 2 PokeBalls. I breathed in and out to try to calm myself down. I threw the pair of PokeBalls up into the air and out popped the 2 Pokemon. When I was reading the note, there was a bit in there that kind of confused me. She wrote that they were a gift not only from her but also her Sylveon. When the 2 Pokemon emerged, I soon realized how it was from Sylveon as well.
Shiny Eevees: Eevee Ee!
Matthew: Ha… Hahaha… -starts to tear up more- You 2 are… babies of my mom’s Sylveon…
Shiny Eevees: Ee Eevee!
Matthew: Heh… You 2 had quite the mother. She was very strong and kind too. -takes out my Pokedex and scans the 2- So… you’re a male and you’re a female huh? -pets them on their head- You 2 will be very good additions to the team. And I promise to take great care of you both. So, I’m gonna name the boy Frieza and the girl… Nancy.
Shiny Eevee: Eevee!
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