A Future of Darkness
I ran through the forest. Branches whipped past my face as I struggled to gain a lead on my pursuer. He was chasing me for a reason… a reason I hoped that I could forget myself.
` “Eevee? Eevee, are you in there? What are you doing, Eevee? What is that? Can I help? … Why not? You’re doing it. It’s too dangerous? What do you mean? But, Eevee, I want to come too! Where are you going? OW! Eevee, that hurt! ... Why, Eevee why?”
I raced deeper into the forest, fleeing from my memories. I remembered my best friend, a Pichu. I wished that those memories wouldn’t come, but they always did. And now, he was chasing me, intent on doing away with me forever.
So this is the legendary Obsidian Cave… yes, it is here, I can sense it. But something else is here, too. Pichu, is that you? Are you there? I told you not to follow me.
“Eevee, please understand. I can’t let you down, not even now, after what you did… it still hurts… but I will always be you best friend and most trusted partner, no matter what!”
No, Pichu. Go home. You cannot help me. I cannot help myself. I need this power to survive, Pichu.
You give me no choice! HYAA!
No. That… was a mistake. I was so young… but no one will forgive me now. I will put a stop to this myself… I am on a cliff… there is nowhere to run…
“Raichu? Is that you? Are you there? I know why you followed me. What happened in Obsidian Cave… You were right. But I want to set things right, Raichu.”
“No, Eevee, if that is even what you are. If I didn’t now any better I would call you a shadow beast.” Raichu’s words were filled with hate.
“Raichu… I will put I stop to this… forgive me, please.”
I launched myself off of the cliff, knowing my death would put a halt to everything I had created. I hit the water hard, and everything went black………
Where am I?
I don’t know this place.
It’s too bright…
Oh? Someone else is here…
“Little Eevee… you wish to forfeit your life? You wish to make a fresh start… you hate what you have done to the world, but you hate what you have done to your friend even more? Ah, I see now. You wish for a new life. One where you do not hunger for power… where your biggest fear is not getting to breakfast on time…
All right, then.
You will have an inexplicable fear of the dark.
You will have a very guarded personality.
Your enemies will be few; your friends, great, but there will be one who will influence you more than the rest...
Another of your kind.
Eevee, I give you… your new life!
You shall be known as Heart the Golden Eevee
Your best friend will be called Soul the Silver Eevee
You shall form the Heart and Soul of a vast community, balancing each other out.
Heart and Soul
Together as one
Now, forever, and always.
Now, I give you…
Heart the Gold!
Soul the Silver!
A pair of Eevee doing what it takes to bring hope into the world!”
(Where am I? What is this… a beach… but I don’t remember… all I know is falling… falling darkness… it’s no use… I can’t… …)
“Eevee… Eevee, oh thank goodness, you’re awake! I was so worried about you!!”
(Who? Oh, my head… I think I hit it… Oh! Who’s this? A silver Eevee?)
“Hi! I’m Soul Silver. What’s you’re name?” he said.
“I’m Heart Gold… where am I?” I asked, still confused.
“You’re on Bright Beach. But it isn’t so bright anymore. The sand was gold, the air was clean, the waves were silvery blue, but it’s all gone now, thanks to the Obsidian Umbreon.” I could plainly hear the sadness in his voice.
(That name! That… is… what I was called… no, it was not. I was called the Obsidian Eevee… but it is all so hard to remember…)
“The Obsidian Umbreon? Who is that?” I questioned.
“She’s an evil Umbreon that is submerging the world in darkness. Polluting the air and water… all because she can…” his voice was filled with hate
(No! It’s no different! Why… has the future gotten worse? It should be happy…)
“Come on, it’s not safe out here. She’s got eyes everywhere. There’s a cave right this way. I live in it.” He began to walk towards a hole in the ground.
(Ow! My head is getting worse… what is that light? What’s happening?) I blacked out.
Her memories were not to stay with her!
She wasn’t supposed to remember…
I worked the charm
But I ruined the future
And the Eevee
Hear my plea
Rid the world of shadows
For the Pokemon…
(What… what was that? Oh, not again… my head…)
This is not going as planned.
Those Eevee will only get in my way…
Eliminate the Eevee of Silver and Gold.
“As you wish, Milady,”
That is the cave…
We will be done with them!!
I pulled out of the blackness of my vision.
(A… a Honchkrow… coming to the cave? Wait, I am in a cave. Could… could it be? It is!)
“Soul, come take a look at this,” I said, spotting a speck in the sky.
“Heart, I thought you were asleep!” he exclaimed.
“Quickly, Soul! It’s coming!” The speck drew nearer.
“A Honchkrow! It’s one of her spies! We must hide! Quickly!” He pulled me over to a trapdoor that led deeper into the ground. We climbed down the ladder and raced into a cave.
“This way, Heart!” Soul said. He led me up a second ladder and into the gray sunlight of this strange world.
“We should be safe here! It’s called the Enchanted Meadow. There used to be a family of Volbeat and Illumise here before the Obsidian Umbreon came. But it’s dark and cold now… like time itself has stopped…” his voice took on a musing tone.
(It… can’t be! If time itself has stopped… No wind, no sunrise, only darkness… yes… that describes this future well…)
“The good thing is, as long as we are in a place like this, she can’t find us.” Soul went on.
“She found us down at the Beach. The Beach appeared to be like this.” I said.
“Indeed. But the waves still move there… Time still moves, but only very slowly…” he sighed. “Come. We must be going. There is a place not far from here where we will be safe. It is called Delcatty’s Fortress. They oppose the Obsidian Umbreon.”
“Then let’s go. I have a feeling that Honchkrow is right on our tails.” I said.
We raced off through the meadow, until we came to a forest. A Bayleef waited by a large oak tree.
“You came, Soul. But who is this?” it asked.
“I am Heart.” I replied simply.
The Bayleef looked me over. “Very well, then. Come with me. The Fortress is just this way.” We walked into the woods until we came to a waterfall. Bayleef leapt through it without hesitation. Soul and I glanced at each other, and we followed.
We found ourselves in a large cave. A ladder sat in a hole in the ground.
(Again?... Ouch… why … now…) I passed out once more.
They have escaped!
I will not be so merciful
(Ohhh… Where…am I…)
I was lying in a bed of straw. Soul and the Bayleef were sitting nearby.
“Sleep, now, little Eevee. You need your rest.” The Bayleef said. So I slept.