Clearly, this just HAD to give me so many emotions that literally made tears form in my eyes.
In Victory Road, there was a separate path near the end where you could visit N's Castle. It was said to have been blocked by N's Zoroark. However, I had been in a hurry that I nearly skipped every side-routes and avoided all possible trainers to get the Pokemon League registered in my "Fly" locations.
When I arrived at the Pokemon League, I promptly left the Victory Road side-routes to post-game, and obviously, I didn't even know Zoroark was even blocking a passage.
Zoroark was waiting for me in the grass patch near the caves that lead to N's Castle. I followed him, and he disappeared after running down some ramp that led to N's Castle. So I followed.
The moment I stepped in the castle, the background music felt cold. N was standing there, so I talked to him and let him tag along with me as I explored.
I entered the first room in sight - N's Room.
If you thought BW1's N's room's music was creepy, BW2 has a more creepier theme. If I were to compare the two,
BW1 - you enter a house where a child just temporary left the room after playing with toys. The child probably forgot to close the music box.
BW2 - you enter a deserted house where nobody's lived for years, and the moment you enter a child's room, a broken music box starts playing.
If I were actually in the game, I would've screamed. It was scary, frightening, more so than a spooky movie. And I felt my stomach drop as my eyes stung. When N explained about his childhood and said he would be waiting outside, it pained me as well as I realized once again how this room must remind him about such memories - memories which he isn't too fond of. Being trapped inside the room with only toys and pokemon with broken hearts... and that was all the world he knew.
What surprised me was despite the toys being scattered about and tires rotting, the room was in good condition compared to other places. Other rooms are filled with boulders that you can't enter - and even the throne room was a mess. Could this mean that Ghetsis deliberately built N's room to even withstand the most horrible natural disasters?
Also... maybe he had done so in order to prevent N from escaping the room by all means. Yes, I know N was brainwashed and he probably would've loved his life in the room and never felt the need to leave - but he was raised in the forest at first and he remembers that Ghetsis picked him up and adopt him (it could be all a lie from Ghetsis, though.) Yes, I know that N's Castle was originally underground - but if N had interacted with pokemons, there must have been at least one that could dig its way outside...? So the room was built to even prevent any random pokemon from digging as well...
Anyways, I left the room and N told me to go onwards. I tried to go back in the room, but then N said in a rather panicky voice that there's no need to explore that room again since I've been inside. The reason I said 'panicky' was, he used exclamation marks and a hesitation (...). So N finds the room to be traumatic, and doesn't want to visit that place again.
After that, I went to the throne room where N said he would challenge me with Zekrom. I heard N's theme OST again - and it sounded different. N's Castle's BGM was a sad mourning tune, but N's theme was rather uplifting? Because he was free? Because he finally realized his true self?
And about the throne room... yes it was a mess. There were boulders everywhere behind the throne and the place was a debris except for the path that was set for N. It looked like anywhere N would directly step on was built strong enough to endure anything.
So that's pretty much it. I got the Dark Stone from N and left the castle. I'm going to return to battle him after the season changes.
But where did that Zoroark go...?