First off, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this piece of writing. All advice and constructive criticism is greatly appreciated and will definitely be accounted for. This is rated Mature mainly because of violence and darker themes/suggestions.
Arc One: The Queen's Gambit
Chapter One: On Our Own
Chapter Two: More Than Just a Cellar
The sky was speckled with gleaming stars all across the dark violet night scape. The moon bore brightly down onto a peaceful and quiet valley, with a sleeping town built around the river bank. The stone houses, coughing small clouds of smoke out the chimney, seemed to hum with the slight breeze drifting its way through the field. The tall trees surrounding the town radiated a silver gleam, reflecting the moon off of the freshly fallen snow.
The now swarming Illumises and Volbeats flirtatiously fluttered through the air. The soft song of the Kricketot rang through the forest, serenading the valley. Starlies and Staravias glided between trees. Budews and Roselias danced across the ground, finding comfortable places to settle for the night. Even the Combees, who normally never stopped working for their queen, were snoring in trees near their hive.
A thundering boom surged through the town, echoing throughout the whole valley. The entire town woke up from the ear-shattering noise. Fathers and sons walked out into the town, looking both weary and confused. Their pokémon followed right behind them, though they were much more aware. Their ears perked up, as if they had sensed the noise was approaching them. Another explosion noise broke the eerie night silence. All the pokémon scurried away, bolting for the forest.
A magnificent green dragon rose over the ridge, its silhouette magnified in the moonlight. The dragon flew over the small town and fired a concentrated ball of blue energy. The attack struck the town on the river, sending stone bridges flying through the town. The dragon looped back around and fired several more, each aimed at a group of people. The people were vaporized, their bodies burning to nothing but mere ashes. The town was set a flame, and the gigantic dragon continued to shoot high-powered attacks at the survivors.
The dragon suddenly dashed away, the same way it had entered. The remaining towns people sprinted into the forest, following their pokémon with no supplies. The town, or what remained of it, smoldered in the heat. The grass in the valley had caught on fire too, but the snow thankfully extinguished it before it could burn down the forest. Moments later, the dragon returned, carrying a man on its back. The man looked over the town and grinned. He whistled to the green dragon, signaling for it to leave the town.
As the dragon spun around to leave, a disoriented yelp was heard. The man turned around and narrowed his eyes. A young man scrambled out of the town, his head bleeding and his leg obviously broken from the debris. The man riding the dragon frowned and signaled for the dragon to fly back to the town. The dragon obeyed and the man hopped off of its back, landing near the river bank. The scrambling man limped into the forest, catching up to the others.
The man who commanded the dragon screamed into the night. “Victory!” he shouted, his voice being carried throughout the entire valley. Behind the ridge, a colossal army cheered the same battle cry. They dashed into the valley, claiming it as their own. They rode on Salamences and and Flygons, soaring down the steep hill. The soldiers cheered again and again, applauding the man who rode the green dragon.
A rock flew out of the shadowy forest, aimed at the man’s head. It fell short a few feet, but made a loud clunk on the ground. All the army turned to see the man with the broken leg with another rock in his hand. Behind him, a Machamp threw a boulder directly at the leading man. The green dragon flew in front of it, shielding its owner from harm. The leader stepped out from behind his dragon and glared at the man. “Overheat, Rayquaza,” the man ordered with a sinister smile. The green dragon obliged and fired a wave of heat at the forest, incinerating the man and the surrounding trees.
Following their leader, the army fired Flamethrowers and Fire Blasts at the forest, igniting the the trees. The leader turned around to face his army and grinned again. “Kill them. Kill all of them,” he grumbled. The army took to the skies, setting the midnight sky aflame and echoing the screams of the forest.
An aging man, almost 70 years old, stood up in front of a podium, inside a vast hall. Thousands of people were gathered in the hall, each wondering why the president had called an urgent meeting with no warning. Neither his silk blue suit or his slicked-back white hair were as neat as they normally were, which made many nervous that even the president couldn’t contain his composure. He cleared his throat before speaking.
“This morning, at 2:00 A.M., the small and peaceful town of Glacier Valley was attacked by the legendary pokémon Rayquaza. Attacking with the Rayquaza were the Hoenn Dragon Tamers, a section of the Hoenn National Army. The force attacked the town, whose citizens had been sleeping in their homes, with many Dragon Pulses, Flamethrowers, Overheats, and other dragon and fire attacks. The humans who hadn’t been instantly killed by the first attack fled to the nearby forest. After everyone inside the town had been killed, the legendary pokémon and the army set the forest on fire, burning almost all the survivors and their pokémon to death.”
“By this unprovoked attack, Hoenn has declared war on the region of Sinnoh. And as a result of this mass genocide, Sinnoh must retaliate in full swing. Hoenn has refused to deny that the attack was their doing, yet they have already began briefing their soldiers of what’s to come. The government of Sinnoh has come to the unfortunate conclusion that we too must now declare war on our neighbors to ensure the safety of Sinnoh.”
The entire room was silenced by President North’s announcement. Some of the live broadcasters dropped their cameras to the floor, totally in shock. Moments later, the entire room erupted in an outrage. People screaming at the president, people crying from the horrid news, but most of the noise came from utter confusion. President North was escorted off of the stage by his bodyguards, who too were very nervous.
The doors dramatically swung open, revealing a purple, bipedal figure with a dark helmet on. The crowd muttered and gasped, realizing that it could only be the legendary pokémon, Mewtwo. The pokémon lifted its hand into the air, pulling President North into the air as well. The whole hall screamed in fear. Many fled the building, but President North hung suspended in the air. The Mewtwo raised its other hand and telepathically pulled a camera to the Mewtwo’s shoulder.
The Mewtwo faced the camera and telepathically spoke through it, to all the viewers. “Johto and Kanto have joined together as one force to remove Sinnoh from our planet. That makes you and every other person who is watching this broadcast, the enemy of Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn,” the Mewtwo said. The camera turned to President North and focused on him. The Mewtwo twisted its hand, putting obvious strain on the president’s neck. The president reached for his neck, almost as if he was trying to pull away a set of hands choking it.
The nearest bodyguard pulled out a pokéball and tossed it to the floor. A Glaceon materialized from the sphere and saw the Mewtwo. It fired an Ice Beam at the psychic pokémon, but a green barrier enveloped the Mewtwo, protecting it. The Mewtwo flicked its tail at the Glaceon, making the Glaceon stop attacking.
The normally blue Glaceon eyes were replaced by the purple pupils of Mewtwo. The Glaceon turned to the president and fired an Ice Beam on the man, freezing him in place above the ground. The Glaceon walked over to the Mewtwo, seemingly under the Mewtwo’s control.
The camera turned back to Mewtwo. “Your president is no longer capable to lead you. You must turn to Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn if you wish to survive. All who leave Sinnoh for these regions will be pardoned. All who stay in Sinnoh and revolt, you will be flayed without mercy. You have been warned,” the Mewtwo telepathically said before the video feed cut to black.