Fallen angel with taken wings, she becomes sullied, vowing to abandon her body.
She loved others in the past, however; and one of these hands ended it all.
"AH! NO, I CAN'T FLY LIKE THIS!"
I spiraled down from heaven, crashing through the clouds. My white feathers were drenched as she I the blow of the impact. The red and blue arrows on my wings slowly faded as I gasped for breathed. But my feathers weighed me down. The one thing that would enable me to escape my fate was dragging me down to my watery grave.
"Ah, who is this?! Oh never mind! Surf!"
A wondrous waves swept over me, carrying me. The sea air entered my gasping lungs as the sifting sands met my body. A Pokemon leaned over me. It was a strange Pokemon, with no eyes. It was only a star with a jewel in the middle. But there was something very different about this Pokemon. Very, very different.
Her skin, a lacquered black. not a dirty brown shade. Her gem glowed in such a way so pure. The entrancing beauty lured me closer.
Had I not fractured my wing on a high cliff, nothing would have happened.
My act of clumsiness was the start of the nightmare.
In the lonely world, it was the one with the pure gem she met.
The moment they met, the pitiful angel fell in love. Unforgivable feelings began to well...
"Hello...? Oh, good, your awake. You were nearly drowned! When I got you here, you fainted."
The blue sky, the sound of Wingull that flew across the sky, the green palm trees... the sights and sounds flooded my senses. This was nothing like my cloud world; this was truly heaven. It was a good choice to come to visit. But... my wing...
"Oh... um, hello..."
It was all I could say. The Staryu then giggled, amused by my lack of social skills. Something delicious met my mouth. It seemed, that with a beam shooting out from the gem, the Staryu held something round and hairy. Tilting it over my mouth, the sweet liquid tingled my taste buds.
"Oh, come on! Haven't you had coconut before?" Staryu said. "Oh, and by the way, you can get up. I fixed your wing. Well, not really, but I think I got the bone in place at least." I moved by left wing. It felt... stiff. I looked over to see a carved plank fitted over my wing, and wrapped with something strong.
"Who... are you?" I said. Not only did this place contain things of my wildest dreams, this Staryu knew healing techniques. There was more to Pokemon then just their names, I suppose, but that was all we were taught. Their names and how they looked. We had no knowledge of their habitat, behavior... some heaven I lived in.
"Oh, I'm Kia. What's yours?"
"Your name, silly!"
"Oh! Um... Janice."
"That's a nice name."
I looked around. We were on a small island floating in the sea. I suppose this was one of the islands I saw from up above since I was a child. It was much more majestic down here then from viewing up above.
"What Pokemon are you? I've never seen anything like you before." Kia said. I thought for a while. What... what Pokemon WAS I? Never before had anyone thought about this. I guess I had to make up a name, then... come on, come on...
"Togekiss. I'm... a Togekiss."
"Oh, a nice species! I wish I could fly like you. Your wings are so large and magnificent!" Kia said.
"Your gem is also beyond all of our comprehension as well." I said. Kia thanked me for my praise, before saying something that made me stop in my tracks.
"Take some fruit, each some more coconut! There's enough to go round for everyone. In fact, if we gave it to everyone, there would still be more then half left!" Kia said. I blushed, thinking of whether to upset my new found friend- no, she was more then an ordinary friend- and stick by my code, by my specie's code. Or should I indulge myself for the first time...?
"No... I can't. We... Togekiss can't take more then we need." I said. Kia's gem flashed, and I sensed a confused vibe from Kia. The gem flickered a light pink, before Kia asked her short question.
"Oh, I don't know. Where I lived, we was not allowed to live richly, and to feast only on the natural source we were given. Clouds. Endless bounds of them." I said. Kia said an 'Ah-hah!' and suddenly released a huge bubble. Riding in it to the sky, I looked in confusion to what she was doing. She appeared later, spinning rapidly before crashing to the ground. Around her, wisps of cloud.
"Here you go! There's some under me. In the count of one... two... three! Wait, where did the cloud go?" Kia said. It seemed that Kia didn't know clouds were made of water.
"Clouds are made of water. You are a natural kin to water, and so, you absorbed the water." I said.
"So that means... you've been eating water all your life?! That's horrible! How do you even live?" Kia said.
"I... don't know. My parents said we were pure beings, and not supposed to kill any living creature for their vegetation or meat. I suppose Arceus gave us the power to live in such a way."
"Well, you don't need to live that way anymore. You can stay here!" Kia said. I looked at her and smiled. She was right. I could live here.
The desire was hidden behind the smile; the forbidden fruit that she devoured started it all.
Human and angel was a forbidden love...
And for that sake, she broke it all...
The days passed by slowly, but surely. I gradually fell in love with the island, the food. All the luxuries that have been kept away from me for so long. But all of it added up could not outmatch my growing love towards the Staryu who saved me. Was it really true? I never have been in love before. I suppose this was it?
I have broken three vows, three of the many vows I have been forced to live, to abide by. First was the vow to never kill. I have killed many Krabby. Kia has taught me how to prepare them in a way quite delectable, and I couldn't stay away from the need to enter the fresh meat into my mouth, before relishing on another few berries.
The second was the vow of fasting. Never had I felt full, and I even vomited on the first day, my body not used to the vast quantities of delicacies entering my systems. But now, I was living quite comfortably. This was something that us angels were not allowed to do. We had to live like the poorest of the poor to understand their suffering. But, in my opinion, I've suffered enough to understand how they live and die fully, and perhaps more.
Now, the most horrible vow was not living luxuriously or killing. It was the unforgivable sin of unauthorized love, and same-gender lust. If I ever returned to the clouds, I would be executed for doing such things. But how could I stop it? I couldn't help acting funny around Kia. But I have noticed something. Kia tended to come up and spend whole days with me. Even when she doesn't seem to be close by, if I get in trouble, she rushes by and gets me out of danger. Kia called this intense friendship. But...
She was teased for this. It was unforgivable. And it was my fault. Had I been... different... Kia would have been envied for having me for a lover. I knew, because the Pokemon of the sea always worshiped the feathers from my kind- Feathers from God, they said. They believed it had magical properties. Of course, when I was around Kia, they didn't tease her or do something I wouldn't approve of. Even though they showed great interest in me... that was it. They just wanted to suck me up. And that wouldn't do. Maybe I should end this, and make Kia happy. Maybe I should detach myself from my angel body...
The sunset seemed to mock me that day. It didn't amaze me. The sun set extraordinarily slowly today, seeming to be yelling at me. Coward, it called. Could the sun sense emotions and wants, or was it all in my head? I didn't know. I didn't know a lot of things.
How could I do it, though? Not in the bravery factor, but the fact I had no weapons. Just then, it seemed that the sun helped me. I saw a glint of something wash up shore. I ran over and gasped. The majestic sword was taunting me.
I picked it up with my mouth. I looked at my left wing. It would be a shame; it has just healed. Oh, get a hold of yourself, Janice. I bit into the handle of the sword before making it dive into my soft flesh.
Due to my hesitation and the bluntness of the sword due to traveling at sea, it took a while for me to cut through the pesky bones. My teeth was rubbing so hard against the handle it seemed as if it would break- either the handle or the teeth first. The crimson red blood poured all over my feet. As each bone detached from the joint, a ripping and a pull of something like a suction cup was felt. I lost control of my left wing, and I opened my eyes which has been shut in pain. My left wing was on the sands, the blood mingling with the grains.
Now, onto my right wing.
I dropped the sword as my right wing dropped. Not because I have dropped it from pain. I have lost my ability to move this body. My soul still lingered, but not for long. Soon, a new body would emerge. But not before the ritual has taken place.
As I floated from the corpse, I saw Kia emerge from the water. The piercing scream made me upset. I haven't thought of the possibility Kia would find the body. Ah, but at least I would be revived. I saw more emerge from the water, horrified that the angel has died. Okay, I wasn't too upset by those people being horrified... oh, is that a child? Yes, block her eyes. She shouldn't see this...
"I will never love anyone as I have loved Janice!" Uh oh. I... definitely didn't think of that. Now how was I going to execute my plan? Oh, no matter. He will give me the perfect body. I will surely get her.
I felt myself shift, and I opened my new eyes. But I felt... different. Oh, yes, I remember now.
I belong to the devil now. After all, I sold my soul, didn't I?
The Pokemon, dyed in a lacquer black, visited the place of the sacred vow.
With fleetingly smiling eyes, she met a mysterious man.
The moment their eyes met, they fell in love. Unforgivable feelings started to form...
I sat up, and looked around. Oh, I never knew Staryus looked through their gems. The outside world seemed to change color depending on which color I set my gem to. How do I change it...? Oh, blue! This is fun!
I snapped out of my playing and leaned over a pool nearby. I was a Staryu, and a very peculiar one. I was feathered in the darkest cloak, much like my previous self. Except I'm black, of course. Or was it because my gem was black? No, it wasn't. I'm black all right. Maybe if I make my gem transparent... ah, that's better. I looked around once again, and the feeling of familiarity hit me. Oh, I was on the same island! Perhaps Kia is nearby.
And that was when I realized I've been asleep quite long.
The vegetation has now grown rapidly without my frequent, irritated Air Slashes as I explored my island. But, as a Staryu, I could use Rapid Spin. I've seen Kia do it, why couldn't I? I focused my power on the tips of my body before the whirring of the wind met by ears, followed by the feeling of air bashing against my body. I smiled as I cut through the tough trees like a knife rippling the water. As the plants flew, I stopped when a flash of sunlight burst into my line of sight. I was out of the tropical plants, and now at the shore of the island.
The shore where I fainted.
The shore where Kia made the vow.
I turned left to see a stone slab, my name roughly engraved into it. I looked around. There didn't seem to be anything of interest here- except the beautiful red flower on top of my gravestone, holding my previous body. Now, what were these flowers called...? They had thorns, two leaves, and its petals were all concentrated on one area instead of spreading out...
I didn't have time to ponder. I heard the movement of water, and I quickly acted 'natural'. I looked into the setting sun. I tried not to look over as I heard the familiar voice talk.
"Oh, um... hello there."
I turned around. That was Kia, alright. She sort of looked at me blankly, before I got up. She muttered something, but after that, simply stared. I smiled. He's given me the perfect body alright. "Hello. I'm Osborne. Coming to pay your respects?" Kia nodded faintly. I smiled. I knew I had her now. I definitely did.
Wanting to get together in a scrambling fever
Even the purest vow
We grew closer. We met every now and then by the memorial. Soon, it turned from simply a memorial to something far more... better. A meeting place for two. Two very... special together.
People liked me too. A Staryu with feathers was a sight never seen before, and I was quite handsome too- well-built, nice skin. Kia grew from unpopular, teased girl to the most envied. But the jealousy and the desperate girls was not close to any of the chaos we experienced when I decided to stop over to Kia's coral home.
I was a bit disappointed, actually. Now, Kia has broken a vow of pure emotion. Perhaps she will only have a fascination with me now? Is it just a period of intense infatuation? I was always troubled by these thoughts, but shook them off quite quickly.
Of course Kia wouldn't have done such things with me if she did not truly love me. But my knowledge of love is... premature. Kia has definitely broken the vow she has made. But... she might have thought deeper into things. If I was watching over her- even though there is nothing that like, there is no afterlife of happiness, only an afterlife of torment- I would want her to be happy, right? I calmed my inner worry with this thought. Kia was mine now.
That was what I thought.
The sin of taboo...
The arrow of enraged judgement
Pierced the girl of lacquer black
As I stared down at the two bodies, my muscles were locked shut. One was the right was my beautiful Kia, lying cold. A arrow had pierced through her gem, blood painted on the weapon, and shards of gem stuck on the bow. But then it suddenly disintegrated, leaving nothing behind. On the left was my former lover, Hatori. His body's wings werenow gone- he has devoted his soul to the demons. I finally found the strength to pick up the Time Flower in front of Hatori, the flower he has probably left me.
The flower opened to show me the world of Kia's death. I looked around and saw Kia looking at the buttercup I have picked for her the day before. She was totally oblivious to the threat approaching from behind. Hatori was like any normal Togekiss. How he got underwater, I think I know. The devil's sign was imprinted on both his wings, giving him invisibility to the curious sea folk, the ability to live underwater, and the horrific bow he held in his hand. A horrible scowl was stretched across his face. "I always loved you, Janice... why did you choose to leave the clouds where we belonged together?"
He turned to Kia, and raised his bow. That was when I noticed that, along with the bow, he had the glowing blue Time Flower in his hands. My beloved did not turn around fast enough. When she has noticed Hatori, the bow has already entered her gem. She gave a gasp, and a small sigh as she fell. Hatori screamed in pain as the devil's sign burned. His wings evaporated into nothing, much like the arrow. He dropped the flower, and his soul left his body. I knew by the sudden jolt that he experienced and him falling to the ground.
The vision ended, and I was beyond tears now. I gripped my dead beauty, now knowing what to do.
My dear, lying cold
I will sacrifice my life for you as I swore on that day...
All my acts of treachery shall be paid by my death.
So I will die for you...
I believe, that's my fate.
Kia opened her eyes, and she saw Janice standing in front of her. Janice! Kia wanted to dash out and hug the Togekiss, but something horrible happened.
Janice flickered between Osborne and herself, before suddenly, there was the sound of shattering. What shattered? Janice. She was like a porcelain vase, her body suddenly scattering across the floor. It was then that Kia learned. It was then that Kia truly understood what has happened. She screamed so passionately, calling out for the two, the two same that she loved. But they were gone now. Why? Kia's eyes were surprised by the blooming Time Flower. It wasn't anything she has seen before. But when she saw what has happened, she was simply lying on the floor, not understanding the emotion she felt now.
And that was when she saw something in front of her.
A single black feather, resting on the floor, the only thing that she could have to remember the angel.
The fallen angel with taken wings
And the mysterious boy of feathered black
Even if they fall into the depths of Earth
Buried by the ever going power of time
A linking vow entwines a fateful meeting
About a love never meant to be
Time slowly rots the fruit of sin
Perhaps one day, the two will meet again
Time has changed. We are now beyond the age of swords. Angel Pokemon called Togekiss are simply used to brutally attack each other. After this incident, Arceus has given up on these Pokemon, and released them to the primitive world. Now, they live far more happier lives. No longer strictly following a code, and now living by their own rules, or traveling the world with a trainer.
But all this happiness, all this actual humanity came too late for some.
Now, people already know what happens when you clip a Togetic or Togekiss's wings. Though it was only done by the cruelest of organizations in the Pokemon world, sometimes, accidents happen. And trainers witness in absolute horror as their trusty friend evaporates into nothing, spiraling into the depths of Hell. Of course, no one knows they ARE going to Hell. Hell and Heaven are two places not yet confirmed by science, and so is human ghosts. But if there is Pokemon ghosts, why not human? Of course, they aren't proven.
Of course, all of this can be proven. However, we do not know much about the mysteries of the world and, mostly, Pokemon. Pokemon hold many mysteries, and many answers to mysteries. But the evident lack of Pokemon researchers- or at least, Pokemon researchers who research for solving these mysteries on not driven on power and greed- causes not many of these mysteries to be solved.
But one of these mysteries need not be solved with extensive research, pain, or anything. Just lots of free time.
One of the million of millions of small islands in the sea, is only the size of half a football field.
In it, water Pokemon thrive, going up on the islands for a tanning session. This island is surrounded by many islands that seem the same, making the search ever more difficult.
This island has been spotted many times. By pirates, by patrols, and just by trainers flying overhead on their Pokemon. But from such a distance, they did not see a stone slab. Well, to be exact, two, but one is buried underneath the first.
The one on top says, 'Kia, a lonely Staryu who only wanted true love.' Except, it's carved in Pokemon language. Only Pokemon Interpreters can read it, and no Pokemon Interpreters have seen it. Underneath is the rock that says 'Janice, the confused Angel. Osborne, the desperate lover.' It was buried underneath the first as an insult. The Pokemon has 'sinned', in a way, and so this was the result. But still, it was buried. Perhaps this Kia had something to do with it.
Dig. Yes, dig! Dig deep into the ground. Never mind disturbed spirits- they don't exist. Do they? But dig, dig! And soon, you will come across a skeleton, the flesh completely rotted off the bone. It is the skeleton of a poor Togekiss, one that has tried to achieve something no one really can. Total peace. And inside the skeleton, some clump of sharp-looking things. They seem to be able to cut you if you touch them. But if you do, you discover it is... soft. Oh, is that flesh? Why, yes, it is.
Find the stomach to clear the mess. Yes, with your hands. Don't be a wimp! What you will find may not truly be any use, but it surely is something to ponder on. Perhaps it will... motivate you.
Digging in deep enough, you will pull out a single black feather. Now, I wonder why it's there?
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