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The Forgotten
By Cheyne H. Keresoma

 

The Forgotten
by Cheyne Keresoma
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Disclaimer: The characters from the show Pokemon are the property of
Nintendo and 4kids entertainment, and are used here without their
foreknowledge or consent. No profit is being made from this work, I'm
only doing it for the enjoyment of writing, so please DON'T SUE ME!!!
Any characters that haven't been in the show before are probably mine,
so please ask my permission if you'd like to use them.

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Note: This is a sequel to my first fic, Soul Mates, so you'd better
read that one first, or you could find yourself a little confused with
this one. Please don't read this one first, because you'll spoil the
first one. Just email me and I'll send you a copy, or you can find it
at the pokemon village fanfic archive. But if you've already read the
previous one, I hope you enjoy "The Forgotten." Oh, and though I didn't
intend it to be a dark fic, there are some relatively dark scenes that
may possibly disturb the overly sensitive readers, but there are also
some mushy scenes that other less sensitive readers may dislike, so
there's pretty much something for everyone. ^_^

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It flew high above the trees on the dark night, the cold wind at
the high altitude not bothering it, due to the insulation that it's
silky short black fur provided. It's mind was in chaos, and it was
completely devoid of the trait known as compassion.
Had it known compassion before? Had it experienced the warmth
from loving another? No. And it didn't it care. It just travelled
aimlessly, always searching for something different, but never knowing
what until it was found. And if it ever did find what it was searching
for, it would usually destroy it.
It's soul was as dark as it's purely black body, and it's power
was immense. Little could stand in it's way, and anything that posed a
threat to it's aimless existence would be granted the gift of death.
It flew to a higher altitude, high above the clouds, but stopped
suddenly and hovered, looking to the north. Something had happened very
far away. Something between two souls. A union.
The two souls alone were nothing, but together they were powerful.
Too powerful.
It didn't like the union, and it wanted it undone. To kill one of
the souls would suffice. But it would prefer to be rid of both of them.
It was about to head in their direction, but hesitated. There was
something familiar about one of them. It's memories had been unclear
for a long time, but it couldn't help but feel something. Something
from the past perhaps?
It shook it off. The past did not matter. It was the present
that it cared about, and right now it wanted to destroy the two that had
come together, and unknowingly bonded their power.
It's eyes glowed with a deadly red light, and it let out a low
growl as it headed towards the unified ones at top speed. They were
extremely far away, where the sun was still shining. And though it had
the power to go there in an instant, it chose to take it's time. It
enjoyed a good hunt.
But it enjoyed the kill even more.

***

Dominic could hardly believe how amazingly affectionate this
unusual pokemon was. He had been walking through Viridian forest for
hours now, and she had been on his shoulder hugging the side of his
head, and stroking his cheek with hers since he had met her on the
outskirts of the city.
She had been following him through Viridian City for a few days,
apparently wanting to be his friend but being afraid of being hurt. But
after he had quit Team Rocket and started on a full fledged pokemon
journey, she had decided to trust him and revealed herself, hoping he
wouldn't hurt her like so many others had.
And Dominic found it strange. From the moment he had reached out
to her mentally and felt her warmth, he had become very attached to her.
He had not only felt warmth, but the pain her of being hurt by those she
tried to befriend, and he found himself wanting to comfort her, and
protect her from feeling any pain again. He was already protective, and
they had only been together for a couple of hours.
He stopped walking when he spotted a tranquil little resting
place, with a stream, a grassy area with a number of different trees,
and a rock formation that would probably make a good seat. His pokemon
would probably like to be let out of their pokeballs here.
"How about we stop for a while and relax, Mew?" he asked his new
companion.
"Mew mew!" she agreed, in what must have been the most adorably
squeaky voice he had ever heard. She continued to stroke his cheek as
he walked over and sat on the rock formation.
He opened up his coat and started opening the pokeballs within it,
releasing the pokemon into the pleasantly cool area. He had only twelve
of them with him, because he had left the rest with Nurse Joy in the
Viridian City Pokemon Centre. He knew they were in good hands with her,
but was a bit disappointed when he realised that in his eagerness to
start his pokemon journey, he had forgotten to ask her out. He shrugged
his shoulders as he decided that he would be back at Viridian again, and
Joy wasn't likely to leave her home town.
After the last of his pokemon were released onto the cool green
grass, they looked around for a moment, then up to their trainer and
seemed curious about the little white furred pokemon on his shoulder,
that nervously hugged the side of his head tighter as she looked back at
them.
"Hey guys. This is Mew." he said, smiling as the little pokemon
nervously started to hug the side of his head even tighter.
His pokemon looked at her for a moment, then smiled. They were
usually good natured towards anyone Dominic trusted, so they all started
to speak to her, but she was obviously very shy.
"Char!" Pyro the charmeleon greeted.
"Tortle!" the wartortle Poseiden added.
All his pokemon greeted her, and she looked nervously to each one
before she replied.
"M... M... Mew mew." she stammered, before shyly burying her face
into Dominic's semi-long black hair.
Dominic chuckled at her shyness, then gestured for the pokemon to
go and find something to do with a wave of his hand. He had three water
types, Wartortle and Vaporeon who headed for the stream, but Magikarp
seemed content splashing around in a small puddle.
His other pokemon scattered around the area, his Scyther, Ginzu
climbing a nearby fruit tree, and cutting down apples for those of
Dominic's pokemon that enjoyed fruit, then started munching on a few
herself.
"You know I've never seen a pokemon like you before." he explained
to the shy little one on his shoulder. "But the name Mew sounds
familiar."
Mew took her face from his hair, and looked around, sighing with
relief when she saw she wasn't the centre of attention any more. She
then jumped down and gracefully landed on his lap.
Dominic was surprised at her decision to jump on his lap, because
he was just going to ask her to that. He reached down into his bag, and
pulled out his pokedex, then opened it and pointed it at her.
"Pokemon unknown." it said, in a man's voice. "No available
data."
Dominic had a feeling he had heard something about a pokemon
called Mew before, and his pokedex only studied pokemon's physical
traits to find out what it was. It may not have such data available, so
he asked it a question.
"Is there any data on a pokemon called Mew?" he asked.
"Mew. A legendary pokemon." it started to explain. "There is
much speculation as to the existence of Mew and very little data is
available."
He looked down on the pokemon on his lap, and seemed quite
surprised, but he then continued to talk to his pokedex. "What data is
there?"
"It is said that Mew is the most powerful pokemon in existence,
and possesses the ability to learn the abilities of all pokemon types."
it explained.
"Did you know that?" he asked, seeming quite shocked.
"Mew!" she replied, shaking her head.
He smiled as he started to remember. "Yeah now I remember, I
learned about you from a book I read as a kid. It was a fairy tale."
"Mew mew, mew mew mew?" she asked curiously.
"Um... I think it was about a little mischievous Mew, that wanted
to stop people from cutting down the trees in his forest." he replied.
She jumped up and down on his lap, squeaking mew a few more times,
asking him to tell it to her.
He chuckled at her playful attitude. "I'm sorry Mew, I can't
remember it."
She pouted unhappily, then sat back down on his lap, but cheered
up when he started stroking the soft fur between the pointed ears on her
head.
"Would you like to try and learn some of your abilities?" he
asked. "I will help train you."
She looked nervous, the softly mewed a few more times, asking him
a question.
He paused for a moment, after hearing her question, then answered.
"No, you wouldn't have to battle if you don't want to." He sensed that
she disliked conflict, and realised how their minds were so open to each
other. It was like the ultimate form of empathy, being able to feel her
every fear and wanting to protect her.
"Mew mew!" she said, looking up to him happily and closing her
eyes. She wanted to learn from him.
He gently stroked her again, then pulled a black case from his
coat and clicked it open, revealing his six badges. "I'll just make it
part of my pokemon training." he whispered.
Mew stood up and looked into his case, admiring the shiny badges.
"You know Mew, it's a while before the next Pokemon League, maybe
I should try for ten badges, instead of eight, what do you say?"
"Mew!" she said happily, agreeing with him. She mewed a few more
times explaining that she would like to spend extra time on the journey
with him.
He spent the next few moments deciding how to train such a unique
pokemon, and started questioning her about the abilities she had now.
They spoke for a while, and when he learnt that she could use her mind
to move things, he pulled out the pencil from his pocket that he had the
habit of spinning using own psychic abilities. He held it flat on it's
palm, then it floated up a number of inches and started to spin in a
clockwise direction.
"Can you do that?" he asked.
She nodded, and the pencil started to float higher, and move away
from his hand. He wasn't controlling it any more, as it landed on the
toes of one of Mew's large feet, and started to spin. It floated from
one foot to another and kept spinning, and she mewed happily, seeming to
be having a great time.
"I can't do much." he admitted.
She looked to a nearby rock that probably weighed three pounds.
"Mew mew, mew mew?" she asked.
"I don't think so." he replied. "But I'll try." He held out his
hands to the rock with outstretched fingers, and he seemed to be
straining. It wobbled a little, then stopped as Dominic stopped trying
when the effort started to take its toll. "No I can't lift it."
Suddenly the rock levitated from the ground, and started to
approach Dominic then it flew in circles around him. He looked down at
Mew, who was still smiling quite happily.
Dominic laughed and shook his head. "Show off." he murmured.
Mew then let the rock drop in front of his feet, walked up his
thigh and hugged his stomach. He thought at first that she was just
being affectionate again, but soon felt a lot of energy flowing from her
and into him.
When she told him to try again, he was a little curious as to what
she was doing, but decided to listen to her. He looked to the rock, and
it suddenly lifted itself from the ground, and started to float all
around him.
He was shocked! Mew was feeding energy into him that made his own
psychic power stronger. He looked around and found various other rocks
that he caused to float up to him and circle around him and the pokemon
that still hugged his stomach with her tiny arms.
Soon there were dozens of rocks orbiting them, and it looked quite
impressive. A few of his pokemon had noticed, and had curiously come to
get a better look, and when Dominic looked down to Mew again she was
still smiling, obviously finding this very entertaining.
They continued messing around with their powers, but after picking
up his golem, who was sleeping up against a nearby tree, and had almost
had a heart attack when he woke up and realised he was floating, they
had decided to stop.
"How'd you learn how to do that?" he asked, after letting the
Golem and all the rocks fall back to the ground.
She explained how she had met the pikachu he had set free, and
helped him use the Electro Barrier to fight Team Rocket. And how she
had fed so much power into him, that Pikachu's electricity had destroyed
the entire first floor of the Team Rocket Headquarters.
"So that's what happened!" he said, seeming surprised. "I was
wondering how a single Pikachu could do that much damage."
She said that Pikachu was her friend and that she wished he had
stayed with her.
He nodded, then gently scratched her behind the ear. "You know he
and that kid Ash were very important to each other. I doubt they would
leave each other for anything."
She agreed with a few mews, then yawned and stretched,
straightening out her tail and flexing her tiny arms and stretching her
large feet. Dominic had never seen anything so cute.
"Tired?" he asked, with a smile on his face.
"Mew." she replied, nodding her head then yawning again.
He looked around and noticed it was starting to get dark. "Maybe
we should set up camp." He then started recalling his pokemon into
their balls. "Okay guys, time to sleep."
Soon all of them were back in his coat, and he was pulling a
sleeping bag out of the black bag he always carried with him. He took
out an extra pokeball, and showed it to Mew. "You know you'd be warm in
this, and you'd probably sleep quite soundly in it." he explained.
She backed of from his stomach, and closer to his knee, shaking
her head with an afraid look on her face.
He shrugged his shoulders, then put the pokeball back into the
bag. "Okay." he said as he picked up Mew placed her on the grass, then
layed out his sleeping bag on the ground. He slipped off his coat,
unbuttoned his shirt and took it off, then removed his boots, and he was
left wearing nothing but his ankle length black pants.
He slipped into his sleeping bag, and layed his head back, looking
to the cloudless sky as it started to get darker and stars started to
appear. Mew curled up on the grass beside him, and closed her eyes.
He was about to fall asleep himself, when he sensed something
wrong. He turned to her, and when he saw her shivering, he realised it
was probably going to get quite cold. The temperature didn't bother him
because his sleeping bag was very warm, but the little Mew would
probably get hypothermia.
He thought about insisting she go into a pokeball so she would be
warm, but sensed how terrified she was of them. For some reason he was
so determined to protect her from the things that she feared.
He sighed, and turned to her lifting up the top of his sleeping
bag. "Get in." he whispered.
She lifted her head and looked at him curiously. "Mew?" she
asked.
"Come on, get in." he repeated. "I'm not going to let you sleep
in the cold."
She mewed happily, climbed into the sleeping bag, curled up on his
chest, and Dominic draped the sleeping bag over the two of them.
She dozed off quite quickly in the warmth, and Dominic did the
same, finding the warmth of the little one on his chest quite relaxing.
They both slept, their two minds becoming more open in sleep than they
could ever be while they were awake, and they dreamed. Dominic found it
strangely familiar, not knowing that they had shared a dream once
before, and having no idea that it was happening again now.
Their minds had been connected even more than the first time, and
Mew started to remember forgotten memories. And these memories were
shared with the young man she had chosen to be her friend.
They saw a memory vividly. Felt and saw it as if they were there.
As if they were the same being. Remembered something not many beings
can remember. She was remembering her birth.
How scared she was when she had first been born. First there was
nothing, and then there was an entire world. She was scared of the
senses she was experiencing, the sounds, the sights and the smells. Her
life had begun and she was scared, and Dominic also felt this fear.
But the fear only lasted for a moment. Someone gently nuzzled her
tiny newborn body and pulled her closer. It was another Mew; her
mother, and she was so warm. She curled around her infant, gently
licking her fur, and making her feel so safe. The love radiated from
her mother's body, and how wonderful it was.
Dominic could hardly believe how small she was. She was no bigger
than a pikachu when he had found her, but at birth she was small enough
to fit in the palm of his hand.
He could feel the warmth and love that his friend's mother gave
off, and it was wonderful. He sensed that Mew never wanted it to end,
while she moved in closer and fed from her mothers milk.
He wondered why Mew had ever parted with her mother, and when the
little pokemon sensed his question, she answered that she couldn't
remember. He found this unusual, but suddenly the scene of her
contentedly suckling, changed to one where she had grown a little
larger, and was standing before her mother. It seemed like a few months
after her birth, and they were still in the cave that she was born in.
Mew's parent looked so much like her, with her white fur and
adorable face, but she looked wiser somehow, and was a little larger
than Mew was when Dominic had found her.
She stood in front of her daughter, then lifted herself into the
air, floating a number of inches from the ground. She started to try
and explain something to her little daughter, and the little Mew jumped
into the air, then fell back down again. She continued to jump up and
down, trying to fly, and Dominic chuckled. He had never seen anything
so adorable.
Mew's mother seemed to think the same way, because she giggled,
and let herself float back to the ground. She bent over and lifted her
daughter in her tiny arms, then lifted off from the ground again, and
started circling around the cave they had been dwelling in since she was
born.
Mew squealed happily, waving her long tail from side to side,
really enjoying the ride with her mother, and Dominic felt her joy and
contentment and couldn't help smiling. He and Mew were very closely
connected now, but he still couldn't understand how she could have left
her mother.
Then suddenly, the tranquillity of the scene was shattered. A
dark figure walked into the cave, and looked at the mother and daughter.
Mew sensed something from the figure, and therefore so did
Dominic. It's soul was so dark. Neither of them had never sensed
anything so evil.
Mew's mother seemed to sense it too, and she flew to the far side
of the cave, gently placed her daughter on the ground, then turned to
face the dark intruder. She not only radiated love, but power, and Mew
and Dominic were both confident that the intruder wouldn't pose much of
a threat. Though the darkness of the intruder's soul worried them. It
was as dark as it's purely black body.
"Geeeng gaaaar!" the intruder whispered.
Mew's mother flew up to the Gengar and told it to leave, but the
Gengar just approached her menacingly, with a wicked grin on his face.
Dominic found something strange about this Gengar. He had seen
one once before, and though that one was also pure black, this one was
darker somehow and it's eyes glowed with bright red light.
Mew's mother's eyes glowed a bright blue, and she again warned the
Gengar to stay away, but it just continued to advance. She had warned
him, and he hadn't listened, so she was left with little choice.
She attacked, sending an immensely powerful beam of purple psychic
energy towards him. It caused an explosion when it hit, and smoke
engulfed the entire area. But as it cleared, the Gengar emerged, and it
was completely unharmed.
It levitated a few inches from the ground, the smile still on it's
face, and it flew towards the mother at a seemingly impossible speed,
knocking her backwards, and pushing her into the cave's stone wall,
leaving a massive crater, then he held her there.
He had hurt her, and her eyes closed from the pain. But when she
opened them, they were glowing as she looked at him with an extremely
angry expression. Her eyes started to glow with bright purple light,
and that light exploded outwards and knocked the attacker away, then
formed a bubble around her.
The Gengar flew backwards, skidding on the soil of the floor, but
didn't even lose it's balance. It still smiled as it watched Mew's
mother float from the ground, inside a bubble of purple energy, then
charge at him. He held out his hands, and caught his enemies bubble as
if it were a mere beach ball, and smiled maliciously at the Mew inside.
His hands started to pass through the ball, and Mew's mother
gasped as he clasped her throat, pulled her back behind him, then threw
her towards her daughter.
She landed in front of the little Mew, and her bubble started to
dissipate. She looked to her daughter with love and worry in her eyes,
and Mew saw that she was really hurt.
Dominic had witnessed everything Mew had and could hardly believe
how powerful this Gengar was. They could both sense that it wasn't
natural.
Mew's mother ordered her daughter to run, but she shook her head
with tears running down her cheeks, and ran up and hugged her mother,
not wanting to leave her. She was thrown back when the Gengar flew up
to her mother from behind, and buried his hands into her back. Her
mother screamed, and energy exploded from her body as the ghost
pokemon's hands sank deeper into her soft flesh.
Mew was ordered again to run, and she just cried shaking her head,
and ran up to help her mother. The Gengar was killing her!
Mew cried out as the psychic link she had shared with her mother
since her birth was severed, and the warmth she had always felt from her
was gone.
Her mother's eyes glowed again, and she looked to her daughter,
and said that she loved her. Then the purple light of her mother's eyes
engulfed her entire world.
When it cleared she was no longer in a cave, but next to a large
clear water lake, and leaning against a tree. She couldn't remember
anything. Her mind was a blank. But somehow she knew that something
had just happened. Something terrible.
She ran up to the lake, and looked into the waters. She had never
seen her reflection before, but it was still familiar somehow.
She had lost something, she realised. Or was it someone? Yes,
she had lost _someone_, but she couldn't remember who. Someone that
loved her, and bought her warmth. She had to find this someone again.
Her reflection vanished as the waters rippled from the tears that
fell from her eyes.
She was alone.
Dominic gasped as he wakened from the terrible dream. The
terrible memory. He looked down at Mew and she was still curled up on
his chest, and was shivering, but not from the cold. He reached out to
her mentally and saw that she was terrified.
He reached his hands over his chest and held her, gently stroking
her soft fur as she whimpered from the terror of the horrible memory.
"Shhhhh." he whispered soothingly. "I'm here Mew, it'll all be
okay."
She crawled up his chest, then buried her face into his neck and
started crying.
He continued stroking her, unable to believe what he had just
witnessed. They dreamed together, and their combined mental power
allowed her to remember a memory that had been repressed. Repressed by
her mother when she teleported her away, out of the cave, to protect her
from the Gengar that had attacked.
"Oh Mew, I'm so sorry." he whispered.
"Mew..." she whimpered in reply. She then started to ask what
would happen if that Gengar found her, with a lot of fear in her voice.
"I'll protect you." he replied. "I promise."
She looked up into his eyes with worry in her own. "Mew mew, mew
mew mew."
"I know it's powerful." he whispered. "But you've shown me that
we're powerful as well. When we're together."
She hugged his neck with her tiny arms, and he hugged her back,
still stroking her soft white fur. She fell back to sleep, still
feeling quite upset, but feeling secure with Dominic. But he lay awake,
feeling more worried for Mew than he had ever been for anyone.
If her mother hadn't teleported her away that fateful day, the
Gengar would have hurt her next. It was probably still searching for
her.
He shivered at the thought. His words to Mew had reassured her,
but didn't reassure him in the slightest. He was quite certain he could
do more than lift rocks when joined with Mew, but didn't think he could
defeat something as powerful as that ghost pokemon.
His expression changed to one of anger, towards the evil thing
that had killed Mew's mother. He may not be able to defeat it, but he'd
die before he let anything hurt the innocent little Mew that was asleep
on his chest. She had someone protecting her, and Dominic didn't care
that no-one protected him. And anyway, if the Gengar hadn't found her
yet, maybe he'd never find her at all. Maybe he wasn't even looking.
Maybe.

***

Giovanni sat at his desk, and looked to his three agents that
stood before him. He had been in a bad mood since his nephew quit the
organisation, and he wasn't a nice person to be around when he was in a
bad mood. Truth be told, he wasn't nice person to be around in any
mood.
He continued to look at the three agents, and they all remained
completely silent. They looked terrible, after flying out of the city
when the force of the explosion in the lobby had sent them hurtling out
of the building. They all had some nasty looking scratches, their
uniforms were ruined, and James seemed to be limping.
"So, do you know what happened to my lobby?" he asked, finally
breaking the silence.
"It was that Pikachu, boss!" Meowth explained. "It made some
kinda shield, then it exploded and destroyed everything!"
Jessie and James both nodded in agreement.
Giovanni raised an eyebrow, and scowled at the three of them.
"You expect me to believe that a single pikachu did all that damage?" he
asked, in a menacing whisper.
"Well there was that other pokemon." James mused out loud, as he
looked to his red headed partner.
"Oh yes." Jessie said, seeming to remember. "She was hugging
Pikachu, she might have helped him with the attack."
The boss became intrigued, but still managed to look angry.
"Another pokemon?" he asked. "What kind of pokemon?"
Jessie and James looked at each other with blank expressions, then
down to Meowth as if they expected him to know.
Meowth thought for a moment, then looked back to Giovanni. "I
don't know boss. Never seen anything quite like it."
"Then it is probably rare." he mused. "And if it did indeed help
that Pikachu destroy my lobby, then it is most likely powerful as well."
"And it was quite a little cutie too!" James put in with an
girlish giggle.
Giovanni scowled at James cruelly, then menacingly whispered three
words. "I want it."
"But boss, we don't know where it is." Jessie said.
"The last time we saw it, it was with Pikachu." James explained.
"Then it probably still is, morons!" he roared, as he reached down
and petted his Persian that sat silently beside his chair.
"You think it's with the twerp?" Jessie asked, looking to Meowth.
"Yeah, that's probably it!" Meowth said, looking back to Giovanni.
"Do you want us to grab Pikachu too?" James asked.
"Yes, but your priority now is his friend." he replied.
"Will Dominic be helping us again?" Jessie asked.
"Dominic is no longer employed by Team Rocket." he replied, with a
dark growl.
"You mean you fired him?" James asked, seeming surprised, due to
the unwritten rule that the only way to leave Team Rocket is in a long
wooden box.
"No, he resigned." he answered, before his expression darkened and
he growled to his agents. "So his pokemon are now fair game! They were
also at my disposal before he quit, and now I want them back!"
"You want us to steal Dominic's pokemon?" Meowth asked, seeming
reluctant.
"Yes, but first find that rare one I want!" he ordered. "Find
that boy and his Pikachu, and you should find your target."
They all looked uncertainly to each other. Giovanni knew they had
all come to like their new leader, Dominic, for the short time they had
known him, but he also knew that the fear of their boss was greater than
any friendships they had ever made.
They all looked to him, and nodded. "Yes sir." they said in
unison.
Giovanni smiled wickedly.

***

Ash wakened from his night's sleep, and the first thing he saw was
the morning's blue sky. The second thing he saw however, was his
faithful Pikachu, jumping on his chin to say good morning, and scaring
the living daylights out of him.
"Pika pika!" he said cheerfully, before his trainer sat up,
screaming from the fright of the pokemon jumping on his face the moment
he woke up, and sent the little Pikachu flying backwards.
"Pikachu!" Ash said worriedly, as the Pikachu landed before his
sleeping bag covered feet.
Pikachu jumped up onto his trainer's lap after getting back to his
feet, and looked at Ash with an angry scowl. "Chu!" he said, sounding a
little annoyed.
"It's about time you woke up!" Misty said, sitting on a log across
from Brock, with a campfire blazing between them, and Brock holding a
frying pan over it.
Ash rubbed his eyes and climbed out of the sleeping bag. He was
wearing his jeans and black T-shirt, but had taken off his coat, shoes
and cap before he went to bed.
He walked up to the campfire, and sat next to Brock. "What's for
breakfast?" he asked.
"Why do we always have to wait for you to wake up?" Misty asked
angrily, before Brock could answer. "We've been awake for over an
hour!"
"Hey, pokemon master needs his sleep." he replied smugly, before
turning to Pikachu, who had taken a seat next to him. "Right Pikachu?"
"Pika!" he replied, nodding his head in agreement.
"A pokemon master needs sleep because he does actual work!" Misty
said, folding her arms around her Togepi. "The last time I saw you work
was..." she paused to think. "... I've never seen you work!"
"Hey, I work!" Ash objected.
"Yeah, I'm sure pigging out on Brock's stew last night, really
tired you out." she mused sarcastically, as she closed her eyes and
lifted her chin in her traditional high and mighty expression.
He was about to retaliate, but Brock conveniently interrupted the
fight. "Eggs are ready!" he said, slipping an egg and a slice of fried
toast on to each of the three paper plates that sat next to him. He
then handed one to his two companions, then picked one up for himself.
Ash and Misty scowled at each other as they silently ate their
breakfast, and Pikachu ran up to his trainer's backpack that sat nearby,
and pulled out a small air tight, clear plastic bag of his favourite
store bought pokemon food. He sat down, laying the bag between his
legs, then opened it and started pulling out and eating the brown balls
of food from inside.
"So, are you looking forward to seeing your sisters again at
Cerulean City, Misty?" Brock asked, in an obvious attempt to stop her
fighting with the boy who owed her a bike.
"Yeah." she replied. "But I'm looking forward to getting Horsea
back too."
"Remember, Doctor Valdamir wanted us to see if we could get
Dewgong as well." Ash pointed.
"It's interesting that she wants to study so many different water
types for her research." Brock commented. "She took a look at Staryu
and Sqirtle, and still thinks she can learn even more from Horsea and
Dewgong." All of a sudden this goofy smile appeared on his face, before
he continued in an equally goofy voice. "She's so intelligent!"
Misty and Ash both sighed, both of them tired of the way Brock
always acted around the opposite sex. It seemed that they at least
agreed on one thing.
As usual Ash finished his meal quite quickly, scoffing it down in
less than twenty seconds then wiping his mouth with his wrist. He
walked up to his bag, that Pikachu was sitting next to, as Misty and
Brock both cringed at his bad manners. He slipped on his jacket and
cap, then sat on the ground next to Pikachu and started putting his
shoes on.
Pikachu finished his own breakfast and wiped his mouth with his
little paw, and then he and his trainer looked up to Brock and Misty who
had not even half finished their breakfast yet.
"Come on, let's go to Cerulean!" Ash said, standing up and
slipping his back pack over his shoulders.
"Pikapi!" Pikachu agreed, climbing into Ash's bag.
"Let us finish first, Ash!" Misty snapped, as she started feeding
some of her egg to her Togepi, that seemed weird, an egg pokemon eating
egg. Togepi seemed to like it though.
"Hey it's not my fault you eat so slowly!" he retaliated
impatiently.
"We don't eat slowly, Ash." Misty explained, calmly. "It's just
_you_ eat so fast that nearly all of the food ends up on your face
instead of in your mouth. It's no wonder that you're hungry all the
time."
"Hey!" Ash protested.
After fifteen minutes of two of them arguing, Brock finished his
breakfast, returned all the camping gear to his bag, and put out the
fire.
"Okay, is everybody ready to go?" he asked.
"Oh don't you try and turn this around, Ash Ketchum!" she yelled
at Ash, before she realised what Brock asked. Neither she or Ash had
noticed the camp was gone, because they were too busy arguing as usual.
And Misty didn't notice her Togepi when he had climbed onto her plate
and finished the rest of her breakfast.
She looked at her empty plate, then to her very full baby pokemon,
and started to look quite upset. "Togepi!" she cried.
"Toge priiii!" he replied, sounding as happy as ever.
She slipped her red bag over her shoulder picked up her Togepi,
then walked over to Brock and they all started down a dirt road through
the forest.
"Now I'm hungry." she mumbled.
"Toge toge priiii!"
"See!" Ash chuckled mockingly. "There are advantages to eating
fast."
Misty didn't answer, and Pikachu ducked into Ash's bag, then came
back up and offered the girl a bag of his pokemon food.
"Pika!" he said cheerfully, holding the plastic bag with a word
"Pokechow," printed on the front.
"No thanks, Pikachu." she said, holding up her hand so her palm
was facing him. I'm not _that_ hungry. And there's a great cafe down
the road from the Cerulean City Gym. I can wait until lunch."
They continued down the road and didn't notice the three figures
hidden in the trees that were following them. A young man and woman
wearing white uniforms, and a Meowth that for some reason stood on his
hind legs. They were waiting for Ash to release a certain pokemon from
a pokeball.

***

Mew stood on Dominic's shoulder, holding his head like she had
since she had revealed herself to him. She was still quite upset after
remembering the things her mother had repressed, but Dominic was being
so nice to her, and she couldn't help but feel even closer to him as he
tried to cheer her up. She was still scared of the Gengar finding her,
but felt so safe and warm with Dominic that she would find herself
forgetting her fears.
After they had woken up, he had gotten dressed, and it turned out
that they were only about fifteen minutes away from Pewter City, and
when they got there he headed straight for the Pokemon Gym.
Unfortunately the Gym Leader wasn't there, and no one else was
qualified to give the Boulder Badge, so Dominic decided to continue on
to Cerulean City and try for his Cascade Badge.
On the way out of the city he spotted an unusual store, and had
stopped to go in, and admire the variety of pokemon merchandise. Before
he left he had purchased a Thunder Stone that they had for sale. It had
cost him a bit, but he had said that he had been meaning to get one for
quite a while.
He walked out of the city on a dirt road that led to Cerulean, and
opened a black box revealing the glowing rectangular stone inside.
"So what do you think, Mew?" he asked, looking at the Thunder
Stone he had just purchased.
"Mew mew mew!" she replied, cheerfully.
"Yeah it is pretty, huh?" he agreed. "I don't usually use stones
to evolve my pokemon, Mew, but my Pikachu has learnt all the attacks he
can learn in his form. I wonder if he wants to evolve."
"Mew, mew mew?" she asked, asking if she could take a closer look.
"Yeah, sure." he replied, lifting the open box closer to his
shoulder.
Mew reached forward and touched it with her tiny paw, but pulled
it away suddenly when her paw started to glow with bright white energy,
then travelled up her arm, and was absorbed into her body, sending a
pleasant tingle down her spine.
Dominic looked at his thunder stone, and sighed with relief when
he saw that it was still glowing, and not dull like it would be after
using it. He then looked to Mew.
"What was that?" he asked.
Mew hugged the side of his head again, saying that she didn't
know, but when she pressed her cheek against his, he jumped and pulled
his head away.
"Ow, you shocked me!" he said, rubbing his cheek.
She got a terrified look on her face, certain that Dominic was
going to get angry at her. She had just found him, and now she was
going to lose him because she didn't have control over her stupid
powers!
He noticed her scared expression, and then she sensed him reach
mentally out to her again. "Don't worry, Mew!" he said reassuringly,
sensing her fear. "I'm not angry! Just surprised."
She mewed happily and hugged the side of his head again, careful
not to shock him this time.
"Now why don't we try something?" he said, stopping then sitting
on a large rock beside the road. He pulled out one of his pokeballs
from his coat, enlarged it, then opened it releasing the pokemon to the
ground in front of him. "Come on out, Flash."
Flash appeared, then looked around for a moment then looked up to
his trainer seeming curious as to why he was let out. "Pi?" he asked.
He lifted Mew from his shoulder, and placed her on the ground next
to the Pikachu. She wasn't as shy around Flash as she was with
Dominic's other pokemon, because she was comfortable with Pikachu's
since helping that one in Viridian.
"Pika!" he said to Mew, greeting her cheerfully.
"Mew!" she replied, with a smile.
"Do you think you could show her how to do a Thunder Shock?" he
asked.
"Pi?" he said, looking to his trainer, then to Mew, then back to
his trainer again. He then shrugged his shoulders, as if to say 'no
problem!' "Kachu."
He charged up and after a loud, "pika... CHUUUUUUU!!!!" he sent a
massive bolt into a large tree, then about a dozen Spearow came falling
out, unconscious.
"Chu!" he said nervously, as if to say 'oops' when he saw the
flock of birds fall to the ground. He then went up to Mew, and started
to explain how to do it.
Mew listened carefully, then looked up to Dominic, seeming unsure.
He just smiled down at her and nodded.
"Try." he whispered.
She turned to the tree that Flash had shot, then clenched her tiny
fingers into fists, and started to concentrate, as felt electrical
energy jumping over her fur. "MEW!" she yelled, as a puny static shock
shot from the tip of one of her pointed ears, and hit the nearby tree
with no effect at all.
Flash and Dominic both started laughing, and she looked at both of
them with a disappointed pout on her lips. He looked down at her,
chuckling as he stroked the fur between her pointed ears and she started
to cheer up when he did.
"It's okay, Mew." he whispered, still unable to stop chuckling.
"You're still just learning.
"Pika pika!" Flash agreed, placing his paw on her shoulder
reassuringly.
Mew started to smile again, starting to feel a lot better after
the lousy Thunder Shock. Dominic lowered the box with the Thunderstone
to the floor, and beckoned for Flash, who ran closer to his trainer.
"Now Flash." he whispered to the electric mouse. "You have learnt
most of the abilities you can as you can as a Pikachu, and I'm wondering
if you want to use this Thunder Stone to evolve into a Raichu."
"Pi?" he asked, pricking up his ears.
"I won't make you, Flash." he assured. "The decision is yours."
Flash bounded closer to the box, and looked at the stone for a
moment, then looked up to his trainer with a smile on his face.
"Pika!" he said for the last time, as he placed his front paws on
the glowing rectangular stone. The stone's glow started to dim, and
Flash's fur started to glow brighter, until all they could see was a
Pikachu shaped light. The light grew and changed shape, the feet
becoming larger, the front paws becoming rounder, it's ears changing to
a funny bat wing shape, and finally it's tail became longer and
straighter and was tipped by a lightning bolt shaped point.
The light dimmed, and a black, yellow and grey Raichu with a white
stomach, was standing where the Pikachu once was, and his paws still on
the rectangular stone, that was now dull and grey.
"Rai rai, CHU!!!" he said, seeming quite excited.
Mew ran and hid behind Dominic's leg, hugging it, and nervously
looking out from behind at the new pokemon.
Dominic smiled down at the timid little pokemon who was hugging
his leg and looking with uncertainty on the Raichu.
"Don't worry, Mew! It's still Flash." he assured, before looking
to the recently evolved pokemon. "Right Flash?"
"Rai!" he agreed, walking closer to where Mew was hiding.
She bravely stood out from behind Dominic's leg, and cautiously
approached the friendly Raichu. "Mew... mew." she whispered.
"Rai!" he said again, trying to be as friendly as possible.
Dominic shook his head, and pulled out the pokeball. "Okay Flash,
return."
"Rai?" he asked, before he transformed into red energy and was
pulled into the pokeball.
He reached down and picked up Mew, and put her back on his
shoulder, where she started hugging the side of his head. "You're a
timid one, aren't you?" he commented.
Mew didn't answer, being content being alone with her new friend
again. He stood up, picked up his bag, and they continued down the dirt
road, not really needing to speak verbally, because they were sharing a
number of thoughts with each other.
After about an hour of walking, both of them receiving warmth and
contentment from each other through their psychic connection, the
tranquillity of the scene was shattered by the deafening squawk of some
kind of bird.
The Fearow dived down without warning, knocking Dominic over with
his wing, and painfully pushing Mew from his shoulder with his beak.
They both landed roughly on the ground, Mew landing a few metres behind
Dominic, and squealing in pain as the Fearow landed in front of her and
started stabbing at her with his beak.
She screamed in fear, the noticed that she was bleeding where the
Fearow's beak had knocked her from Dominic's shoulder, then cried out as
her wound was pecked by the ruthless bird.
She was terrified, and tears were running down her cheeks, as she
unknowingly projected her fear to Dominic with her psychic powers.
Dominic stood from the ground, looking to Mew with fear, as he saw
her getting attacked. "No." he whispered. His expression suddenly
changed to one of anger, and somehow his eyes started to glow with
purest white light. "NO!!!" he screamed, too angry from feeling of fear
the Fearow was causing his friend, to even think about using his
pokemon. "LEAVE HER ALONE!!!" he roared, as he ran up to the bird,
leapt from the ground and sent a powerful jumping side kick into the
side of the bird-pokemon's head.
It squawked from surprise, then stumbled around spinning, before
it's eyes fluttered shut and it fell unconscious to the ground.
"Mirror Move that!" he hissed, before turning to Mew, who lay
bleeding on the ground. He ran up to her worriedly, and picked her up
into his arms then gently hugged her. "Are you okay?" he whispered,
soothingly.
"Mew." she whimpered, with tears flowing from her eyes.
"Do you know that Recover Ability?" he asked.
Mew could sense he was very worried. She shook her head, and
hugged his chest from where she was cradled in his arms.
"We'll have to go to a pokemon centre, then." he mused. "Pewter
City is closer, but Cerulean is only a little farther away, and that's
where we're going."
Mew said they should go to Cerulean with a combination of mews,
but Dominic wanted to get her checked out as soon as possible and go to
Pewter. He was about to turn back, when he heard a car coming, and he
stood in the middle of the road to stop it.
The red convertible skidded to a halt in front of him. It had a
girl driving, a bunch of cheerleaders in the back seat, and a young boy
who stood up on the front seat to look at the man who had stopped his
car.
"Hey, what kind of _loser_ are you?" he said, seeming a little
peeved.
"Look, I'm sorry, but I really need a lift to a pokemon centre!
My pokemon is hurt!" he explained, gesturing towards the whimpering Mew
cradled in his arms.
"Your pokemon's hurt, huh?" he asked, seeming to calm a little
when he noticed the bleeding Mew. He looked to the girl that was
driving his car, then back to Dominic. "Yeah okay, jump in the back
with the girls, and we'll give you a ride to Cerulean City."
"Thanks!" he said gratefully, as he picked up his bag with his
free hand, ran to the side of the car and jumped over the door,
squeezing between four girls holding pompoms. It was a little crowded
but the girls didn't seem to mind.
"GARY, GARY, HE'S THE BEST!!!" they all cheered holding up their
pompoms. "HE IS GREATER THAN..."
"Excuse me!" Dominic interrupted, hugging his pokemon close and
making her feel warm. "But Mew here, really can't take the noise."
"Sorry." the girls all said at once.
"So your name's Gary?" he asked, turning to the boy in the front
passenger seat.
"Yeah, Gary Oak." he replied plainly, looking back over his
shoulder. "You heard of me?"
"No." he replied, not noticing Gary's expression become colder
when he said he didn't recognise him. "My name's Dominic, and this is
Mew."
"Mew, huh?" he asked, seeming more interested in the pokemon than
Dominic. He pulled out a pokedex and opened it, the pointed it at Mew.
"I haven't seen that one before."
"Pokemon unknown." the pokedex said. "No available data."
"No data?" Gary said, seeming surprised.
"She's very rare." Dominic explained, not wanting to reveal too
much about her.
"Yeah?" he asked, still sounding a bit egotistical. "Where'd you
find her."
"She kinda found me." he replied.
"Hmph." he said, turning back to the road. "Well rare or not,
Nurse Joy should be able to fix her right up."
"They have a Nurse Joy in Cerulean?" he asked seeming surprised.
"Is she anything like Nurse Joy in Viridian?"
"A little, I suppose." he answered, shrugging his shoulders.
"They're related I think."
Dominic looked down at Mew, and gently held her close, stroking
her fur. "You'll be just fine Mew." he whispered. "If the Nurse Joy in
Cerulean is anywhere near as good a nurse as the one at Viridian, she'll
have you good as new in no time."
"Mew." she whispered, feeling happy in his arms.
The four cheerleaders sitting around him, were whispering to each
other, and he didn't even notice.
"Isn't he a such nice guy?" a blue haired girl whispered,
dreamily.
"Yes, and cute too." a blonde girl agreed.
They all giggled, as Mew started to fall asleep in his arms. She
was hurt and afraid when that Fearow attacked her, but when Dominic had
sensed it, he had become enraged and saved her. He truly cared for her,
and that made her extremely happy.
They had become closer to each other now. But neither of them
knew that their power had grown because of it.
But something knew. Something that was on it's way to destroy
them.

***

It knew it was getting closer to it's prey. The unified ones. It
also knew that they had become more powerful. They had realised how
much they cared for each other, and that emotion had made the bond
between them even stronger.
The creature stopped and concentrated on it's prey for a moment.
They were moving faster now. Towards a city.
It started towards the city itself, not being able to shake the
feeling that one of the unified ones was familiar. Now that they were
stronger, their souls were easier to examine and one of those souls was
so familiar. Perhaps she was a victim that it had failed to kill in the
past?
Well if that was true, then it wouldn't fail again. Their power
was too great, it would have to destroy the both of them. But it
wouldn't do so right away. It would follow and study them, then after
the sun goes down it would go in for the kill. It always preferred
killing it's victims in the darkness of night. Those that cared for
them could hear them scream, but not find them in the dark.
Oh how it looked forward to killing again.

***

Dominic had insisted on going in the back with Nurse Joy when she
took Mew to get patched up. He stood next to her the whole time looking
very worried.
"It's only a little cut." Nurse Joy had said. Dominic seemed
pretty sure it was worse, but the nurse had told him that Mew was
probably just in a little shock after the attack.
Mew lay on a cold steel table, and winced from the sting as Nurse
Joy sealed up her cut with a surgical laser, and after she was finished,
it didn't even look like there had ever been a wound at all.
Dominic stood up to the table when the nurse had finished, and he
lifted Mew in his hands and examined her. "Are you feeling all better?"
he asked.
"Mew mew!" she squealed happily in reply.
"Wow." he commented, as he placed Mew on his shoulder where she
grabbed the side of his head, then he looked back to the red headed
nurse. "That's some fine medical work. You're definitely as good as
your cousin in Viridian City."
Joy blushed. "Well, thank you sir." she giggled. "I try my
best."
"Please, don't call me sir." he requested. "My name is Dominic."
"Mew!" the pokemon said from Dominic's shoulder.
"She said thank you." he explained to the nurse.
"Well you're welcome.... er..." Nurse Joy paused for a moment
before continuing. "I'm sorry I've never seen a pokemon like her
before. What's her name?"
"Mew." he replied.
She gasped. "You mean like the legendary pokemon?"
"I don't know. But she's one of a kind to me." he said, stroking
her cheek with his palm. "I'm off to the Cerulean Gym."
"I hope you're not using Mew." she fretted. "She won't be ready
to battle for a while yet."
"She doesn't battle at all." he replied, as the affectionate
pokemon stroked her cheek against his. "I'll be going now, Joy. Hope
to see you again."
"Bye Dominic!" she said cheerfully, waving as he turned and left.
"Bye Mew!"
"Mew mew!" Mew squeaked, turning to wave to the nurse.
"I wonder if the rest of Joy's relatives are that nice looking."
he whispered to Mew, who for some reason didn't like him becoming
attracted to girls.
She just shrugged her tiny shoulders, and hid a cute little scowl
from him.
To the surprise of both of them, they found Gary and his
cheerleaders waiting, when they walked from the medical bay out the
back, and into the Pokemon Centre's waiting room.
"There was no need to stick around, Gary." Dominic explained, with
a warm smile.
"Well..." he said smugly, before pausing for a moment to think of
how to continue, then pointing to his cheerleaders. "The girls were
worried about your pokemon."
"Thanks for the ride." he said, walking up to him and offering his
hand.
"Hmph!" he scoffed, refusing the offer for a hand shake. "If your
pokemon wasn't hurt, I would've told you to take a hike!"
"If my pokemon wasn't hurt, I would've walked here." Dominic
countered.
"Mew!" Mew said happily, as she jumped from Dominic's shoulder and
onto Gary's, and hugged the side of his head. "Mew mew!"
"Hey!" Gary laughed, taking a few steps back as Mew stroked her
cheek against his. "She's a friendly one, isn't she?"
"Yeah, but she's usually pretty shy." he replied, looking to the
cheerleaders who all seemed to find Mew extremely cute. "I think you've
made a friend for life, Gary."
"Mew mew, mew!" Mew agreed.
"Okay I'm off to the Pokemon Gym to try for my Cascade Badge." he
said, as he walked to the door after Mew jumped back onto his shoulder.
"Hmph!" Gary scoffed again. "Those Sensational Sisters are real
pushovers when it comes to pokemon battles. They should stick to
synchronised swimming if you ask me!"
"Yeah?" he asked, seeming a little disappointed. "I was hoping
for a challenge."
Gary just shrugged his shoulders with a smug smile, and Dominic
turned back to the exit.
"Seeya Gary." he called, before waving to the four cheerleaders as
he passed them with a charming smile. "Bye girls."
They all giggled as he walked through the glass sliding doors,
then down the stairs and along the sidewalk.
Mew used her psychic powers to hide herself from any passer by, as
she had been doing for a long time. Her psychic power made people think
she wasn't really worth looking at. For all the passers by knew, she
was just another item of Dominic's clothing. Though if she revealed
herself to anyone, like she had to Dominic, her powers wouldn't be as
effective on them.
"PIKA PIKA!!!" someone yelled, as they went passed a cafe.
Mew turned and saw three human's sitting around a circular table,
and a Pikachu in the middle with a bottle of Ketchup in his paws. He
had recognised her and waved.
"Mew mew!" she said excitedly, jumping from Dominic's shoulder,
running up to her first friend, and hugging him.
Dominic stopped for a moment, then sat down at a spare chair
around the table with the other three. "Hi Pikachu."
"Pikapi!" he said, waving at Dominic with a wide smile.
"Uh... Excuse me for asking." a boy in a Pokemon League cap asked.
"But, who are you?"
Dominic looked to the boy Ash, then to Pikachu. "Did you tell
them what happened?"
Pikachu drooped his ears and shook his head. "Pika pikachuuu!"
"Gave up trying, huh?" he asked, before turning back to Ash.
"Well I'm just one of Pikachu's friends."
Ash looked to Pikachu, who nodded, then back to Dominic with a
smile. "Well any friend of Pikachu is a friend of mine! I'm Ash!"
"I'm Misty!" a cute red headed girl said cheerfully.
"And I'm Brock!" a guy that had his eyes closed for some reason
said.
"Uh... Do you mean Misty, as in Misty Waterflower?" he asked,
seeming a little curious.
"Yes, how'd you know?" she answered, seeming a little suspicious.
"Official leader of the Cerulean City Gym?" he pressed.
"Yes." she replied. "Officially. But my sisters defend the
Cascade badge, if that's what you're interested in."
He was about to press on, but he stopped when he looked down at
Mew, who was still hugging Pikachu, and started stroking his cheek with
hers like she always did with those she liked. When she accidentally
send a mild electrical shock into his red cheek, she received one back
from the mouse pokemon, and found it quite pleasant. But Pikachu pulled
away from her suddenly and drooped his ears, starting to blush shyly.
"Mew?" she asked, wondering what was wrong. She walked up and
pressed and electrically charged cheek against his again, getting
another pleasant tingle from the shock she received back.
Pikachu jumped back again, this time accidentally falling of the
edge of the table. After a moment he climbed back up, looking at Mew
with his face as red as a tomato
"Mew mew, mew?" she said, asking Pikachu what was wrong.
He approached her hesitantly and whispered the answer into her
pointed ear, then she pulled away from him, blushing more than she ever
had before. She turned to Dominic then jumped back onto his shoulder,
grabbed his head and buried her face into his hair, feeling extremely
embarrassed.
Dominic and Brock both started to laugh, but Ash and Misty seemed
confused.
"What's so funny?" the two of them asked.
After Brock could compose himself enough to talk, he started to
answer him. "When two Pikachu rub their cheeks together and send mild
electrical charges into each other, it means that..." Brock couldn't
finish because he started laughing again.
"What does it mean?" Ash pressed, seeming so confused he should
have had question marks appearing all around his head.
Dominic reduced his laughter to a chuckle, as he gently stroked
the fur on the back of Mew's head, who's face was till buried in his
semi-long black hair. "Poor Mew!" he said, before starting to laugh
again. "She had no idea she was engaging in a Pikachu mating ritual!"
Hearing this, Ash and Misty started laughing too, and looking at
the Pikachu in the centre of the table with his ears drooping and a his
face bright red.
"It looks like Pikachu has a girl friend!" Misty laughed, causing
Mew to bury her face deeper into Dominic's locks of black hair, and
Pikachu's face to become an even brighter shade of red.
After a while they all stopped laughing, and Dominic reached down
to stroke Pikachu on the head, and the electric mouse had started
sulking because of being teased.
"I don't think those two are ever going to be able to look at each
other the same way again." Dominic whispered, getting a few more laughs
from the people around the table.
He then seemed a little uneasy, and Mew knew that he was sensing
something that something was wrong with one of his pokemon. He reached
into his coat and pulled out a pokeball, then enlarged it, opened it and
distributed his pokemon on the table next to Pikachu.
"What's the matter Pyro?" he asked.
The Charmeleon on the table looked up at his trainer, and was
about to answer but was interrupted by Ash.
"Hey, I know that Charmeleon!" he said, sending an angry look to
Dominic. "You're the guy that stole Pikachu! You're with Team Rocket!"
"And you made Togepi cry!" Misty added, before Dominic could
defend himself.
"Toge toge priiiii!" Togepi said, seeming as happy as ever.
"Let me explai..."
"Pikachu!" Ash interrupted. "Thundershock!"
Pikachu looked up to his trainer, and shook his head. "Pikachu!"
he said, trying to explain something.
He looked down at his pokemon for a moment, then turned and
scowled at Dominic again as he pulled out a pokeball and enlarged it.
"Pikachu might like you, but he's not my only pokemon!"
Pyro growled at Ash for threatening his trainer, but Dominic just
reached forward and grabbed the pokeball keeping the boy from opening it
and releasing his pokemon.
"You have nothing to fear from me!" he insisted, seeming a little
angry with Ash's hostility.
"You stole my Pikachu!" he yelled, trying to pull the pokeball
from the young man's strong grip.
"And then I let him go!" he explained.
"Liar!" Ash retaliated.
Pikachu ran up to Ash and hugged his arm in desperation. "Pika!!
Pika pikachu!!"
"He says I'm telling the truth." Dominic explained.
Ash didn't seem convinced, but when he looked down to Pikachu who
nodded, he looked back up to Dominic as he put his pokeball away. "I'm
listening." he hissed.
Dominic then went on to explain how he had released Pikachu and
given him the stolen data and pokemon, then quit Team Rocket. He even
told them about Mew helping Pikachu to escape, and how they had met.
Ash still seemed angry. "So you quit, huh?"
"Yeah." he replied. "After realising how much I was hurting
Pikachu by separating him from you, I got a little tired of it."
"You still made Togepi cry!" Misty growled, wrapping her arms
defensively around the baby egg pokemon in her arms.
"And I'm sorry about that." he assured. "I don't do things like
that any more, and I didn't like it when I did!"
"Well I want another pokemon battle against you!" Ash said.
"I was about to challenge Misty here for my Cascade Badge." he
replied.
"Challenge accepted!" she said, with a scowl. "Let's go to the
gym right now!"
"I want to find out what was wrong with Pyro first." he said,
looking down to the red lizard-like pokemon with the tip of it's tail
ablaze. "What's wrong?"
"Char, charmeleon!" he replied, rubbing his belly as it started to
rumble.
"Hungry, huh?" he asked. He called over the waitress, and ordered
something. A few moments later she came back with a plate that she
placed on the table, and Pyro ran up to it, picked up one of the spicy
drumsticks that were on it, then sat down and happily started munching
on it. Not many people considered Charmeleons as cute, but Pyro looked
very cute sitting next to pikachu with the drumstick between his teeth.
"Happy?" Dominic asked, with a kind smile.
"Char!" he replied happily, with his mouth full.
After his fire type had finished his plate of food, Dominic
recalled him into his pokeball, then turned back to Misty. "Okay I'm
ready to go."
"Me too!" she said, with an angry scowl, as she stood up and
started towards her gym.
Pikachu jumped onto Ash's head, while Mew was still on Dominic's
shoulder, but wasn't hiding her face any more. They all started towards
the Cerulean City Gym, Ash and Misty both giving Dominic dirty looks.
They got to their destination and walked in where they met up with
Misty's three sisters, Lily, Violet and Daisy.
"Like, hi Misty!" Lily said, waving to her little sister.
"Who's the cute guy?" Daisy asked, as the three sensational
sisters started to bat their eyelashes flirtatiously.
"He's a creep who wants to battle for his Cascade Badge!" she
hissed in reply.
"A creep?" Violet asked, smiling at Dominic sweetly. "Him?"
"Yeah, and I'm going to make sure he never gets one of our
Badges!" she growled.
"I think you'll find my grass pokemon quite strong." he said
confidently, as he smiled back at the three friendly sisters, and Mew
scowled at them.
"Oh but I'm challenging you to a special pokemon match, unique to
this gym!" Misty said, turning to her opponent with an evil smile. "The
first two rounds are on the platforms on our pool, but the third round
we dive in and battle under water." She tossed him a small red cylinder
that was used to allow people to breath under water.
He looked down at the little air cylinder, then back up to Misty
with a smug smile. "Sounds like fun."

***

It had finally found them. It's two victims. It had been
watching as they came out of a Pokemon Centre in a city called Cerulean,
then they had stopped and started talking to three people and a Pikachu.
At first the conversation was friendly, all of them were laughing
at something, but then it became hostile. For some reason the thing
watching them started sensing anger from a few of them.
It hoped this negative emotion would lead to a fight, because it
enjoyed a good conflict. Long ago it fed on the negative emotions
caused by wars. It loved the death and discord humans and their pokemon
could make.
But right now all it wanted was the two unified ones, that seemed
to have made some enemies. After an argument, an explanation, then one
of the prey feeding one of his pokemon, they had headed for the Gym.
And as it followed them it closely studied the one it had found
familiar. The little Mew that stood on the young man's shoulder,
holding the side of his head.
Yes, it knew this Mew. Not long ago it had attacked her mother
and she had teleported her away, and it had never found her, though it
did get her mother.
Now he would get the daughter as well. And her pitiful screams
will be even more satisfying than those her mother made, when it sank
it's hands deep into the soft flesh of her back.
It smiled as it thought of feeding off the emotion of fear, as it
slowly tortured the innocent little creature, and then her precious
human soul mate.
Then it sensed something else, and it's anticipation of its sick
pleasures was interrupted. Someone else was watching it's prey.
Someone else wanted them! But they were for it, and no one else. They
were it's prey!
It searched for the other, weaker hunters, and found them. They
were not going to get the unified ones. They were not going to deny it
the sick pleasures it received from bringing pain and death to another.
It headed for it's rivals.

***

"I can't believe it!" Meowth said, looking to the two people
preparing for a pokemon battle, and the others all gathered around to
watch. "We find out that the twerp doesn't have the pokemon the Boss
wants, but then the person who does have it just shows up!"
"And that person's Dominic!" James added.
"And look how convenient he's made it for us!" Jessie said,
pointing down to the nearby bench. "Our target is sitting right next to
that Pikachu, and they're both sitting on that coat filled with
pokemon!" She started to giggle with excitement. "Now we can just take
them all!"
"Pikachu and that other pokemon seem a bit nervous around each
other though." James mused, noticing how hard the two pokemon were
trying not to look at each other.
"So what?" Jessie asked, standing and preparing to jump out of her
hiding place. "Let's just go!"
"Uh, Jessie." James said, tapping his partner on the shoulder.
"Not now James!" she snapped. "It's time to grab those..."
"Jessie, I think you should look at this." Meowth interrupted.
Jessie turned around, a little frustrated, but then she looked at
the purely black pokemon that stood behind them. It's eyes glowed with
deadly red light as it growled at the Team Rocket trio. It was twice
the size of Meowth, and though it was smaller than Jessie and James, it
was a terrifying sight to behold, and they all hugged each other.
"Wh... What is that thing?!" James cried, girlishly.
"I... Don't know!" Jessie replied. "It looks a bit like..."
The thing smiled wickedly, and interrupted them when it's glowing
eyes glowed even brighter as an invisible force lifted Team Rocket from
the ground, then threw them with impossible force through a large open
window near the roof.
As they flew away at top speed, they saw the powerful pokemon's
entire body glow with pure red light then vanish into thin air. Then
they screamed something they knew they said far too often.
"LOOKS LIKE TEAM ROCKET'S BLASTING OFF AGAAAAAIIIIIN!!!"

***

Misty was ready for her battle now, being dressed in a figure
hugging blue swimsuit, with her three chosen pokeballs clipped to the
right of her waist. She could have sworn she had heard Team Rocket
screaming in the distance, but decided that she was just hearing things.
She looked over to her opponent who had removed all of his
clothing except for his ankle length pants. It seemed his clothes were
designed to allow him to swim in them without him being weighed down.
Before he approached the pool, he removed Mew from his shoulder,
where she was hugging the side of his head, and sat her on a bench next
to Pikachu. The two pokemon blushed, and refused to look at each other.
Misty scowled at her three sisters as they gawked appreciatively
at Dominic's exposed muscles. Though Misty didn't like him in the
slightest, after he made Togepi cry when robbing Dr Valdamir in Viridian
City, she had to admit he was very well built.
Dominic placed his coat next to Mew, and told her to look after
it, then walked up to the pool and jumped onto one of the four floating
platforms.
Misty ran up and jumped onto the platform farthest from Dominic's
and enlarged her first pokeball. "Okay, now I'm going to pay you back
for making my Togepi cry!"
"I told you I didn't mean to do that!" Dominic assured, seeming a
little upset that she didn't like him. "Can't you just forgive me?"
"Maybe after my victory celebration!" she replied, believing she
would probably feel better after defeating him.
"So you're _definitely_ not going to forgive me?" he asked smugly.
She scowled at him, and threw her pokeball, distributing her first
pokemon onto another platform in front of hers. "Go Starmie!"
Dominic then distributed his own pokemon onto a platform adjacent
to Starmie's. "Go Liberty!"
A Victreebel materialised on the platform and Misty got a little
worried. Her Starmie had a lot of experience, but the Victreebel seemed
strong, and her water pokemon were weak against grass types. But she
wasn't going to back down from this guy.
"Starmie, Water Gun!" she ordered.
The water gun impacted with the grass type pokemon, and it knocked
it back a couple of inches, then it just stood his ground until Starmie
stopped spraying it with water.
When it turned and said something to its trainer, he laughed and
Misty became annoyed with his inappropriate behaviour.
"And what are you laughing at?!" she hissed.
"He uh..." He had to let himself chuckle again before he
continued. "Liberty said, 'thanks for the drink.'"
She scowled at Dominic and his pokemon for their cheekiness.
"Liberty, Growth!" he ordered.
The upside down bell-like pokemon started to grow all of a sudden,
and after a few moments was three times his original size.
Misty knew of this ability; apparently it increased the power of
all of a plant pokemon's attacks.
"Quick Starmie!" Misty yelled. "Tackle him before he can attack!"
The starfish-like pokemon flew towards the plant type, spinning
like a ninja star, but was cut off before he could hit his target.
"Liberty, Poison Powder!"
The powder burst from the Victreebel's mouth and formed a cloud
that Starmie flew into and stopped, as the glowing red jewel in it's
centre started to flash on and off.
"Dive Starmie!" she ordered.
Starmie obeyed, and dived under the water of the pool, washing off
the powder before it could cause too much damage.
"Now show him your Power Dive!" she said, before her star pokemon
flew from under the water, heading towards the roof, then diving down
and spiralling towards the Victreebel below.
"Razor Leaf!" he said, as several leaves flew from the grass type,
but were shredded by Starmie's razor sharp edges before he impacted with
Dominic's chosen pokemon, and caused it to cry out in pain as it was
crushed beneath his sharp spiked edges.
"Liberty, are you okay?" he asked, surprising Misty with the worry
he showed for his pokemon.
"Victreeee." it moaned, before falling unconscious beneath Misty's
Starmie.
"Don't worry, Liberty." he said, as he called him back into his
pokeball. "Nurse Joy will have you as good as new in no time!"
The loathing Misty had been feeling towards this guy was starting
to dissipate when she realised how much he cared for his pokemon. It
didn't mean she still wasn't going to do everything she could to beat
him though. She was still defending her family's Cascade Badge after
all.
"You certainly raise some formidable water pokemon here." Dominic
commented, as he enlarged his second pokeball, and released the next
pokemon. "But Mynx should be able to handle them."
"Perrrrsiaaan!" Mynx purred, as she appeared where Liberty had
just been.
Misty would usually be over confident after seeing a Persian as
her opponent, but just the other day she'd seen this Persian defeat
Pikachu with a really weird attack. No telling what else she could do.
"Starmie, Water gun!" she said again, as the pokemon obeyed by
spraying water from his top spike.
"Focus Grass Energy!" Dominic said, before his Persian crouched
down and growled as her fur started to glow with a dim green light. The
water sprayed onto her, and after the attack had been done, she was wet
but seemed more refreshed than anything.
"MEW MEW!!!" his friendly pokemon cheered from where she was
sitting.
"PI PIKACHU!!!" pikachu said, cheering for Misty.
Both of them received a thankful glance from the two battling
trainers, then Dominic told his Persian what to do next.
"Mynx, now show him your fury swipes."
Mynx pounced at the Starmie, scratching him with claws charged
with green grass energy, each of the swipes causing green sparks to
explode from her opponent.
Starmie seemed dazed, and Dominic finished him off by telling his
pokemon to execute a nasty Bite Attack, that caused Starmie's crystal to
crack when her sharp fangs bit down on it.
Misty gasped as her Starmie fell unconscious, then recalled it,
not knowing what pokemon to use next against this unpredictable Persian.
"USE SQUIRTLE!!!" Ash yelled, from where he was watching from the
pool side. He had loaned his Squirtle to Misty for this battle, and she
retrieved the pokeball from where it was attached to her hip, and
prepared to throw it.
"I choose Squi..." Before she could finish, a flash of light
exploded from her bag that sat at poolside, and a pokemon materialised
in front of her.
"Psy?" Psyduck said, seeming bewildered as always.
"Psyduck!" she whined.
"Mynx, Tail Whip!" Dominic yelled, startling Misty from
complaining to her pokemon.
Mynx ran up and span in a circular motion in front of him, using
her tail to sweep him off his webbed feet, sending him into the air
where he span upside down then landed on his head.
"Psyyyyyyy!" he groaned, in agony.
"Ooooh!" Dominic said, cringing at the sight of the Psyduck's
awkward landing. "He's going to have a headache after that!"
Misty smiled, as the Persian approached her Psyduck with a
threatening growl. "Psyduck, Disable!"
"Huh?" Dominic asked, as the duck pokemon stood to his feet and
his eyes started to glow.
"Psy..." he said, as his eyes started to glow even brighter, "...
DUCK!!!" There was a sudden vibration, then Mynx froze into crouching
position she was in.
"Mynx?" her trainer asked, seeming confused. "What's wrong?"
"Per, per persian!" she replied.
"You can't move?!" he asked, in disbelief.
"Psyduck!" Misty said, interrupting their conversation. "Psychic
Confusion!"
His eyes started to glow again and energy started to emanate from
his body before he sent a large bolt of it into Mynx.
At first after it had impacted, it didn't seem to have any affect
at all. But then her fur started to glow with bright red light, and she
started to meow seeming very afraid.
"Mynx what's the matter?" he asked, worriedly. "Why are you
focusing fire energy?"
"Per..." she said, as her fur started to glow brighter, then emit
smoke. "SIIIIAAAAAAN!!!!" she shrieked, the moment she burst into
flames. "PERSIAN, PERSIAN, PERSIAN!!!!" she screamed, jumping from
platform to platform hysterically, flames lapping at her fur.
"MYNX, DIVE IN!!!" he cried, in worry. She was too terrified to
comply, so he quickly pulled a pokeball from his belt and distributed
his third pokemon on the platform. "Ariel, put her out!"
"Vapooooor!" the Vaporeon acknowledged as she sprayed the female
Persian with water and smothered the flames.
Mynx collapsed to the platform next to the Vaporeon, Ariel, and
Dominic quickly jumped over and knelt next to her, and gently stroked
her singed fur.
"Okay Misty, battle's over!" he yelled, before turning to look
down at his Persian. "We have to get you to the pokemon centre!"
"Siaaan!" she groaned in reply, shaking her head. "Per, per
persian!"
"I don't care about the stupid badge!" he said, tenderly lifting
his pokemon into his arms.
"Persian per!"
"You're sure you'll be okay in your pokeball?" he asked, seeming
unsure.
"Per!" she answered, with a nod of her head.
Dominic smiled at her, then recalled her into her ball, before
sending a glance to his Vaporeon's direction, then looking to Misty.
"If I knew you had a Psychic type, I never would have used her!"
he explained, seeming a little angry.
Misty was surprised that he was willing to forfeit the match for
his pokemon, and was quickly starting to change her view of him. "I'm
sorry." she said honestly, as she put a red cylinder to her lips that
was used to breathe under water. "Why don't we get this over with, so
we can both get our pokemon to the pokemon centre."
"Agreed!" he replied, putting his own cylinder into his mouth.
"In you go Ariel!"
His Vaporeon acknowledged him by diving into the pool, but they
were both startled when the pool started to rise out of the ground so it
was a massive glass tank, that the observers could see into.
"Dive in Psyduck!" Misty ordered, after the tank had finished
coming out of the ground.
"Psy?" he said, before walking to the edge and putting a single
foot into the water, then pulling it out and shaking his head. "PSYYY-
Y-YY!"
"YOU STUPID DUCK, YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE SCARED OF THE WATER,
YOU'RE A WATER TYPE!" she snapped, at the pokemon that refused to go
near the water.
"A hydrophobic water type? That's something I haven't seen
before." Dominic chuckled, before diving into the water after his
Vaporeon.
Because of her Psyduck, Misty only had one pokemon left instead of
two, because by refusing to dive into the water he had forfeited the
third round battle, that had to be done under water.
"Go back into your pokeball!" she growled, before putting her own
red breathing cylinder into her mouth, and diving into the pool, across
from her opponent.
Though Psyduck had forfeited, she had been saving an extra special
pokemon for the under water battle, and was confident she could overcome
Dominic's Vaporeon.
"Go Dewgong!" she said, throwing her final pokeball and releasing
the white furred, evolved form of Seal.
"Deeeew, gong gong gong!" he said, confidently.
Dominic sent an unsure glance to the Dewgong, then to his
Vaporeon, Ariel. "You think you can handle him?" he asked, seeming a
little worried for his pokemon. "He looks tough."
"Vapoooooor!" she replied, looking to her trainer with a smile.
He smiled and stroked her on the head. "That's my girl." he
whispered proudly.
"Eon!" she replied, affectionately stroking her head against his
palm.
Misty found this show of affection kind of cute, but also found it
as an opportunity to make the first blow. "Dewgong, Ice Beam!"
"Dewgong!" he replied, sending a beam of freezing energy from the
small spike on his head towards the Vaporeon.
"Okay Ariel, avoid it with your Under Water Agility!" he
countered, before Ariel started swimming circles around Dewgong,
avoiding the constant ice beam that followed her. "Now, Tail Whip
Attack!"
Ariel swam straight up to her opponent, and before he knew what
was happening, she was behind him, and she span around whipping his
lower back with her muscled tail.
"Ariel, make it a constant Tail Whip Attack!" he continued.
She started swimming so she constantly turned in a circular
motion, and continued to whip the Dewgong several times in succession.
"Dewgong, fight her Tail Whips with your Tail Whip!" Misty yelled.
After crying out after being hit about the seventh time, he span
in circular position, knocking his opponent away with his much stronger
tail, and she flew through the water then impacted painfully with the
unbreakable glass of the tank.
"Ariel, are you hurt?" Dominic asked, with a worried voice.
After floating down to the bottom of the pool, she slowly started
to get up, and shook her head to clear the stars. She then looked to
her trainer and smiled. "Eon!"
He looked relieved, then he ordered an attack that Misty hadn't
heard of before, which was unusual seeing as she specialised in water
pokemon attacks.
"Under Water Invisibility." he said.
With that, his Vaporeon changed her entire body into water,
rendering herself invisible in the clear waters of the pool.
"Where'd she go?" Misty asked, looking in all directions.
"Dewgong, can you find her?"
"Dewgong gong?" he said, as he looked around with a confused
expression.
"Ariel, Power Current!" he said, as an invisible force pushed
Dewgong into the wall with a fair amount of force, and he cried out as
he impacted hard with the smooth glass surface.
"Freeze the water that pushed you, Dewgong!" Misty said, getting a
little agitated from fighting an invisible enemy.
"Gong!" he said, before freezing a long strip of water in front of
him with his Ice Beam.
"Ariel, use that ice with your tackle attack." he instructed.
The ice that Dewgong had just made, started to move away from him
with the invisible current of water, then once it was a good distance
away, it charged back at him at top speed.
"Bubble!" Misty yelled.
Dewgong started blowing air bubbles from his mouth, that impacted
with the ice, but only managed to chip it a few times before it flew
into him and knocked him backwards again.
"Now Ariel, let's see your Whirlpool Manoeuvre!" he said. "Better
brace yourself Miss Waterflower."
Misty gulped, as the waters slowly began to stir, and Dewgong
started to spin in circles because of the current, and he gradually span
faster and faster.
After a few moments, a full fledged whirlpool had broken out in
the middle of the Cerulean City Gym's swimming pool, and poor Dewgong
was hopelessly stuck within it. Though somehow Ariel seemed to keep the
current to a minimal where Misty and Dominic were standing.
"Dew... gargle... gong... gargle... dew... gargle..." he said, as
he was thrown through air then water, as the whirlpool became so massive
that the concrete bottom of the swimming pool was dry in the eye of the
swirling waters.
"Now finish him Ariel, with your Seismic Toss!" he ordered
finally.
A large amount of water flew upwards from the pool, and lifted
Dewgong with it. As it approached the ceiling, the water lifting
Dewgong transformed into a Vaporeon, and she pressed her two front feet
to his head, then started pushing him down to the centre of the still
spinning whirlpool.
They flew down at top speed, and Ariel rammed Dewgong's hard head
into the concrete at the centre of the whirlpool, leaving a number of
cracks, then the swirling waters collapsed over them, looking quite
impressive.
"Dew..." he groaned, as he tried to lift his head, "... gong..."
he sighed when he fell back down into unconsciousness.
"VAAAPOOOOOOOOOORRR!!!!" Ariel howled victoriously.
"Good girl, Ariel!" her trainer praised, as he swam up to her and
hugged her, then she started licking his face.
"Dewgong!" Misty said worriedly, as she swam up to her fallen
pokemon.
After gently stroking Ariel, he swam up next to Misty and examined
her pokemon. "He'll be fine." he assured her, surprising her that he
had compassion for her pokemon as well as his own. "Lucky that Dewgongs
have strong skulls, huh?"
Misty recalled him into his pokeball, then she, Dominic and his
Vaporeon all swam to the surface and climbed out of the pool.
"Mew mew!" Mew squeaked proudly, as she ran up to him with a white
towel in her paws, and offered it to him.
"Pikapi!" Pikachu said, running towards Misty with a towel for
her.
They both accepted the towels and thanked the two pokemon, then
looked to each other.
"Nice battle." he commented, before starting to smile charmingly.
"So do you forgive me now?"
She smiled back at him, not feeling as angry with him any more.
"Yeah I guess." she whispered. "I suppose your not such a creep after
all."
"Well... uh... Thanks!" he said, before pausing a moment to think.
"I think..."
"Like, great battle!" Daisy said, as she walked up to Dominic with
a blue raindrop shaped badge between her fingers.
"Yeah like, you really kicked Misty's butt!" Violet agreed,
approaching him with a badge as well.
"So here's your Cascade Badge." Lily said, handing him the badge
she was holding.
Dominic smiled, and reached for it. "Well thank..."
"Wait a minute!" Violet interrupted, pulling Lily's hand away
before Dominic could take his reward. "I'm giving him the Cascade
Badge." she insisted, handing him the one she was holding.
"Er..." he said, seeming a little confused with the Sensational
Sisters' infatuation with him. "Thank y..."
"Oh I don't think so!" the third sister, Daisy said, as she pushed
Violet aside. "You, like, gave the badge away last time!"
"Like, why should you care!" Violet yelled at her sister.
"I got to him first!" Daisy argued angrily.
"Every time there's a cute guy, you two always get him, it's my
turn!" Lily growled.
"Thanks Misty." Dominic said, as he took the badge from the sister
he'd just been battling. He then turned to the other three, that he had
stopped listening to. "I'm sorry, were you three saying something?"
The three sisters scowled at Misty, who just smiled at them and
showed a V for victory symbol with her fingers.
"Mew mew mew!" Mew said, tugging on one of the legs to his quickly
drying pants.
He looked down at her and smiled, before kneeling next to her and
showing her the new badge.
She took it into her tiny hands and admired it, then showed it to
Pikachu who was standing next to her. "Mew mew!"
"Pika!" he said in agreement. "Pi pikachu!"
The two pokemon suddenly realised they were talking to each other
again, then started to blush and looked away from each other.
Dominic chuckled at them. "You know where they go, right Mew?" he
asked.
"Mew!" she answered, with a nod of her head.
"Why don't you put it away?"
"Mew mew!" she replied enthusiastically, as she ran for where he
had left his coat.
"Wow, that was pretty impressive what you did with your Vaporeon."
Ash commented, as he walked up scratching the back of his head. "Do you
think we could have a battle?"
"I suppose so, but I'd like to go to the Pokemon Centre first." he
said, looking to Misty.
"I'll just get dressed, then go with you!" she explained, before
running into a nearby changing room.
After slipping out of her bathing suit, drying herself thoroughly
then changing back into her clothes, she walked back out to the poolside
where Dominic was also dressed and dried with his little pokemon Mew
standing on his shoulder again.
"Ready to go?" he asked, charmingly.
"Sure am." she replied, walking up next to him, with Ash and Brock
close behind her.
They all headed for the door, all of them oblivious to the glowing
red eyes that watched them.

***

"Hi Joy!" Dominic said into the receiver of the videophone, as he
waved to the image of Nurse Joy from his home of Viridian City.
The attractive read headed nurse, waved back at him with a warm
smile. "Hello Dominic. How goes the pokemon journey?"
"Just earned my Cascade Badge." he replied, opening the black case
in his hand, and showing her the seven badges inside. "Only one to go."
"That's wonderful, Dominic!" she said cheerfully. "When are you
coming back home to Viridian?"
"I'm probably going to travel for a while longer, and earn a few
more badges." he replied. Joy seemed a little disappointed. "I just
called to see how my pokemon are doing."
"Oh they're all well!" she said, reassuringly.
"Do you let them out of their pokeballs often?" he asked, before
noticing a familiar pokemon walk up behind her. "Oh, hi Fred!"
"Slow-bro." Fred replied, not really seeming to notice anything
around him.
"I try to let them all out as often as possible, but there aren't
any of the proper facilities in Viridian!" she explained. "There is
however, an excellent pokemon reserve in Pallet Town, that belongs to a
Professor Oak."
"Yeah, I've heard of him." Dominic said.
"Well I've been trying to get hold of you to find out if I can
send your pokemon there." she informed. "The professor is always
willing to take on more pokemon."
Dominic was hesitant, before he answered. "Well I do feel a
little safer having them with you."
"They would be happier at Professor Oak's reserve. He has
facilities for all types of pokemon."
"Well okay!" he replied, nodding his head. "If you trust him, so
do I. And if my pokemon will be happier, it's a good idea."
"Slow-bro!" Fred said, in his dopey voice from the background.
"I'll teleport them over to him right away." she said with her
warm smile.
"That's good." he said, before putting a little more charm into
his smile. "Say Joy, now that I'm not with Team Rocket any more, do you
think that when I come back home, you and I could..."
"Excuse me Dominic!" The Cerulean City Joy interrupted.
He turned to her, and smiled, feeling a little peeved at her
inopportune interruption. "Yes?"
"If you were fighting at a Gym that specialises in water type
pokemon, how did your Persian get so badly burnt?"
"Dominic looked to the Viridian City Joy, the back to the one that
was asking him the question. "It's a pretty long story." he said,
looking back to his friend in Viridian. "Right Joy?"
"Yes it is." she replied, nodding her head, then waving cheerfully
at the other Joy. "Hello cousin!"
"Hello!" she replied, waving back.
"Pretty much I had a collection of Evolution Stones, and after a
bit of a freak accident I had when experimenting with them, their
energies were infused into Mynx." he explained. "She didn't evolve, but
she can utilise those energies in some interesting ways."
"So how did she set herself on fire?" Nurse Joy pressed.
"Psyduck's confusion attack." he answered.
"So she lost control of those energies?" she said, seeming a
little angry at him. "If those energies are so unstable, you shouldn't
use her in battle!"
"Excuse me cousin, if I may!" Viridian's Joy said, over the video
phone, interrupting the Cerulean Joy from scalding Dominic. "Dominic
cares deeply for all of his pokemon, and if he had any idea that Mynx
would have been in a battle against a pokemon with the abilities of
Psyduck, he would have chosen more carefully."
Dominic nodded when the angry nurse looked back to him. "I know
Mynx is very vulnerable to psychic attacks. I wouldn't have used her
against Psyduck if I had any idea of his abilities."
The Cerulean Joy started to calm down. "Okay, if my cousin says
so, I believe her." she sighed. "And I think your Persian wants you."
"Okay." he said before looking to the image on the videophone.
"Bye Joy."
"Goodbye Dominic." she replied, smiling and waving cheerfully.
"I'll teleport your pokemon to Professor Oak right away!"
He was about to hang up, then blurted, "wait!" but Joy had already
hung up and her image was fading out. "Damn!" he cursed, snapping his
fingers. He looked down to Mew, who was standing on the floor next to
him, and she opened her arms up to him, in a gesture for him to pick her
up.
He lifted her from the ground, and put her onto her perch on his
shoulder, where she hugged his head for balance. Dominic had come to
like having the little pokemon stand on his shoulder, where he could
always be sure she was safe.
He followed Joy out to the back, where the three pokemon he had
used in battle each sat on a stainless steel table. Misty and her two
friends followed them in.
"Your Persian and Victreebel will have to stay over night, but
your Vaporeon is just fine and can go with you right away." Joy
explained.
"Thanks." he replied, walking up to Mynx who looked a little bit
like she was mummified due to all the bandages she was wearing. "How
are you feeling?" he asked, as he gently stroked her between her ears.
"Purrrrr!" she purred in reply.
"Fine, huh?" he asked, looking her up and down, not completely
convinced. "Well I know you will be really soon with Nurse Joy taking
care of you." he said, looking to the nurse, who blushed when his eyes
met hers. He then looked over to his Victreebel, that had all of the
cuts that were caused by Starmie stitched up. "And how about you,
Liberty?"
"Bel!" he replied, seeming quite cheerful.
"That's good." he replied, before walking up to his final pokemon,
and sitting on the table next to her as she walked up and started
licking his face again.
"Eon, eon!" Ariel said happily, as she continued to lick her
trainers face.
"Okay, okay Ariel!" he laughed, before pulling a pokeball and
calling her into it. "I think you deserve a nice long rest."
"Mew mew mew!" Mew squealed from his shoulder.
"Yeah Mew, I guess I could use some rest too." he replied,
scratching his little pokemon behind her ears. "It'll be dark soon,
we'd better find a place to sleep."
"There are quite a few spare rooms at the gym." Misty cut in,
before gesturing to Ash, Brock and Pikachu. "That's where we're
staying."
Dominic sent an unsure glance to Mew, then looked back to Misty.
"You're sure it's okay?"
"Yes, we have guests stay for the night all the time!" she
assured.
"And your sisters won't mind?" he pressed.
She started to laugh, before she answered. "No, I think they'd be
glad to have you."

***

It followed its two victims, from the Pokemon Centre where the
human called Dominic had left two of his pokemon.
The strong sense of love between him and his pokemon was
sickening! How it craved to turn this feeling of affection, into terror
and agony. How it craved to rid the world of this man and his little
Mew, so they could not give off the repulsive aura of love any more!
It became excited at the concept of torturing him. Or better yet,
making him watch as his precious Mew was tortured! Yes, to force him to
watch powerless as his precious little pokemon screamed in agony.
It drooled in anticipation. How tempted it was to just fly down
and slowly tear them apart in the middle of the street, while everyone
watched on in horror! But it had no desire to show itself to the
public. Even though such an attack would traumatise the children that
its victims were walking with, it couldn't let itself become publicly
known.
It smiled maliciously as it followed them back to the gym and
looked down through the skylight in the ceiling. It looked down at
them, and sensed the delight of the three sisters as they found out that
Dominic and Mew were going to be staying.
How they desired him. And how sickening their desire was. This
man had the potential for unimaginable power, and they merely wanted him
for something as trivial as his appearance!
It smiled as it pictured the events of the following morning, when
the three of them discover Dominic's remains. They would not desire him
as much once he was splattered against the walls, and dripping from the
ceiling.
With this thought, it became even more anxious of the kill. It
had to find a nice dark room to lure them to. It would first separate
them, then destroy them individually. It was quite sure it was more
powerful than them, so it couldn't take the chance of fighting them when
they're together. There was no telling what the two were capable of
when united to the fullest extent.
It spent nearly an hour preparing, finding a dark unused room,
with no furniture and a large skylight in the roof that revealed the
night's stars.
By this time the two victims had climbed into bed. It was time
for the first step of the plan. To separate them.
It called out to Mew.

***

Mew looked up to Dominic from where she was sitting on the floor.
After having a much needed shower, he had pulled on a clean pair of
boxer shorts and was ready for bed.
Those sensational sisters had spent the entire night flirting with
him, and he had been oblivious. But Mew had noticed their blatant
attempts at getting close to him, and had taken an immediate dislike to
all three.
Misty was okay though, because she had no real interest in
Dominic. Mew had come to like that red headed girl.
Dominic climbed into the bed the sisters had provided him, and
pulled the covers over himself, then looked to Mew, who sat a number of
metres away on the floor.
"This is pretty cozy, Mew." he commented. "It would be mean of me
to let you sleep on the floor."
She stood to her feet, and looked up to him with a smile.
"Come on then." he sighed, lifting the covers off his chest like
he had the night before.
She mewed happily, and ran up to his bed, jumped up, then climbed
under the covers and curled up warm on his chest.
It only took a few moments for the two of them to doze off, but
Mew was roused from her sleep moments later, by a voice from the hall
outside their room.
"Mew mew!" the voice echoed. "Mew mew!"
Another Mew? She couldn't believe it, if she was so rare, how
could another one just find her by chance? Unless...
"Mew mew!" the voice echoed again, Mew realising how familiar it
was this time. "Mew mew."
She knew that voice. In the dream she had shared with Dominic,
she had heard it. Remembered it.
Her mother? It couldn't be, she had died! Or had she?
Mew remembered the horrible scene again. Gengar buried his arms
deep into the back of her mother, and she had screamed for her to run.
When she refused, her mother had used her powers to teleport her away,
and repress the memory of the terrible event.
Mew froze. Her mother wasn't dead when she had teleported her
away. What if she had overcome the Gengar? What if she had survived
and had spent all the time since, looking for her?
"Mew mew!" the voice echoed again. Dominic didn't seem to hear
it, so she decided not to wake him. "Mew mew!"
Yes that was her mother's voice! Her mother had survived and had
finally found her again! They were going to link their minds again, and
share their love and warmth like they had when she was born! She would
have her mother _and_ Dominic, and would be happier than ever!
She climbed down of Dominic's chest, then ran out into the hall,
mewing happily to her mother, with tears of joy pouring from her large
blue eyes.
Little did the poor little pokemon realise, she was being lured
into a trap.

***

Dominic wakened from his slumber, realising there was something
missing. He repressed the urge to sit up, not wanting to disturb the
little pokemon asleep on his chest, but then saw she wasn't there.
He sat up and looked around worriedly. "Mew?" he called, before
climbing out of bed and pulling on his pants. "Mew?!"
He walked out into the hall and started to walk down it. He
sensed a presence, and started to approach it, hoping to find his
friend. He couldn't sense her, and that worried him.
He walked straight through the door at the end of the hall, into a
dark unused room that had a large skylight on the roof. He looked
around and sighed with relief when he saw Mew standing by the far wall,
motionless. He had no idea she could blend into the shadows so well.
He approached, and as he did so, he slowed as he examined her more
closely. That wasn't Mew. It was twice her size, and as he came closer
he realised that it wasn't hidden in the shadows, but that its fur was
pure black.
Its long tail swayed from side to side, and Dominic stepped back
when it's eyes glowed with a deathly red light. The light from its eyes
revealed the rest of its face and Dominic gasped when he saw it. It
definitely had a body like Mew's but its face was hideous! It had the
same large eyes as Mew, but they were slanted inwards, and the glowing
red light made them appear even more sinister. Its mouth twisted into a
wicked grin, and it revealed a mouthful of curved, pointed fangs and red
bleeding gums.
"What in the..." he started, before an invisible force lifted him
from the ground, and threw him into the concrete wall that was to the
right of him. He impacted with it, hearing a nasty crack as his bare
back hit the cold concrete wall. He slid down onto his backside, and
looked to the dark Mew that had obviously been the one who had thrown
him. "What... are you?" he wheezed.
It replied to him, with a voice that echoed in his brain. A
telepathic voice, that was the combination of a low whispered male voice
and a familiar female's.
"I am your death!" it answered darkly, in the two voices. "I am
your pain and your suffering! I am your every nightmare!"
"Mew mew?" a little figure squeaked, as she walked into the room.
She first seemed happy when she saw the dark Mew, but then saw Dominic
laying hurt against the wall.
"Watch now little one!" the dark one said to Mew, as it levitated
a few inches into the air, and glided backwards a few metres away from
Dominic, as it started to charge up with red energy, that caused its
entire body to glow. "Watch the death of your precious human!"
Mew ran up in front of Dominic as the dark one prepared for its
attack.
"No Mew! Run!" Dominic cried, before the dark one released a
massive beam of red energy towards them.
"MEEEEEEEEWWWWW!!!!" Mew shrieked, as a spiral of electricity
formed around her, that quickly turned into an egg shaped barrier around
her. The red light flew into it, and crackled over the entire barrier
before changing into more yellow electricity, then after a few moments
the barrier faded.
"Impressive!" the double voice echoed in the minds of both Dominic
and Mew. "But your puny electric abilities are no match for my power!"
To Dominic's distress Mew started walking up to the dark one.
"Mew mew!" she squeaked. "Mew mew!"
"Mama?" Dominic asked, translating her words.
"I'm not your mother, foolish child!" it laughed viciously. "I
killed her!"
"Mew mew!" she squealed again, shaking her head with tears in her
eyes. "Mew mew!"
"I am your mother's form!" it growled, seeming to become angry.
"I am her power!"
Mew shook her head again, then started jumping up and down. It
was just like in the dream when she had tried to fly for her mother, but
failed in the most adorable way.
"No, she is dead!" it insisted, before closing its eyes and
shaking its head. After a moment, it looked towards Mew with its eyes
still closed, then slowly opened them. They were no longer glowing, but
were now the image of Mew's sparkling blue eyes, and it spoke in only
the female's voice this time. "M... My... Daughter...?"
"Mew mew!" she squealed again, continuing to jump up and down.
"Mew mew!"
The dark Mew seemed to be in a bit of discomfort, as its eyes
glowed red, then faded back to blue, then flashed to red again. They
continued to switch from glowing red to sparkling blue, and the dark one
writhed in agony, before closing its eyes, and seemed to be fighting
with itself.
"NO!!!!" it roared, as its glowing red eyes opened, and an
invisible explosion blew Mew backwards, and she crashed hard into the
wall next to Dominic, then landed roughly to the floor with a loud
whimper of pain.
Dominic got onto his knees and crawled over to her, and when he
saw she was still alive, he gently stroked her fur. He then turned to
the dark one, his own eyes starting to glow with pure white light, as he
returned to his feet and startled the evil creature when he ran up and
tackled it, then pushed it hard against the wall.
It looked straight into Dominic's eyes, with a deadly scowl on its
face. "You fool!" it growled in its double voice. "Do you truly think
you are any match for me?!"
"She's your daughter!" he whispered, ignoring the question and
looking bravely into the glowing red eyes. "Help me save her."
The dark one growled again, and as it spoke it seemed to be
struggling. "Her mother's sentiment is no match for me!" it whispered.
"I won't... I won't lose control of her... again."
"Fight it for your daughter!" he pleaded. "Did you send her away,
just to let her die now?"
The red eyes faded again, and returned to the mirror images of
Mew's eyes. "I can't fight him!" the female voice said, echoing in his
head. "He's too strong!"
"I'll help you!" he explained, taking hold of either side of her
head and causing his palms to glow. His mind bonded with the dark one,
and two minds were within. One was the loving Mew that had nurtured his
friend from the day she had been born, but the other was pure evil.
Dark and hate were all it knew, and death and conflict were its
only desires. It knew nothing of love or compassion, and by looking
into its mind, Dominic was nearly driven insane.
"I'll help you fight it!" he cried, agony attacking his every
sense as he pulled on the head, and its fur started to turn white. And
as he continued to pull it appeared he was pulling a white furred Mew
from a black coloured goo, that somehow started to scream in a dark male
voice.
As he pulled the Mew from the black goo, the goo started to change
into a very familiar shape, as two eyes formed and started to glow red,
and pearly white teeth were revealed in a quickly forming smile.
He pulled her completely from the evil blackness, and stumbled
back after pulling her free, falling backwards and having the Mew land
on his chest.
He looked to her, seeing the kind face he had looked into when
turning to _his_ Mew, when she stood on his shoulder stroking her cheek
against his. That same loving face. It was then that he realised how
much Mew cared for him. And how much he cared for her.
"Thank you, child." Mew's mother said telepathically in the female
voice. "You have freed me."
"Mew mew!" Mew squealed, as she ran up from where she had been
laying, and jumped onto Dominic's chest where her mother was laying and
started cuddling up to both of them.
"Oh my precious daughter." she whispered.
"Mew mew!" Mew cried in joy, with tears pouring from her eyes.
"How touching!" a dark whispered voice growled from behind them.
Dominic sat up, gently lowering the two Mews to his lap, then
looked to the evil Gengar that he had just pulled Mew's mother from.
"It merged with you?" he asked, in a terrified whisper.
"Yes. It was tempted by my power, and added me to itself." she
whispered.
"Can you help us fight it?" he asked.
"I am unable to fight." she whispered, with regret in her tone.
"Well I am!" he growled, gently placing the two Mews next to him,
and standing on his feet to face off with the Gengar. "I promised your
daughter I'd protect her, and I plan to keep that promise!"
"Mew mew!!" Mew cried.
"Take your mother and run!" he whispered to the pokemon that was
weeping on the floor next to him. "I'll fight him alone!"
"Mew mew mew, mew mew, mew mew!" she yelled back.
"I know we're stronger together, but I won't let you die." he
answered, with a painful lump forming in his throat. "Now that you have
your mother back, you don't need me any more."
"Mew mew!" she cried, running up and hugging the back of his leg.
"You cannot leave her, child." Mew's mother whispered, as she held
up a single tiny paw that started to glow with purple energy. "Take my
power."
"What?" he asked, looking to her, a little shocked.
"I'm too weak to fight him, but you are not." she said, seeming to
be weakening every moment. "Take my power."
He knelt down next to her, and reached for her glowing paw, but
hesitated a moment before touching it.
"I don't know how to use it." he said, seeming unsure.
"Yes you do." she informed, with a warm smile appearing on her
face. "You use such power when protecting my daughter, I am merely
adding to it."
He nodded slowly, then bought his fingers forward and touched her
glowing paw. He felt the energy flow through every fibre of his being,
and as he breathed, his breathing echoed throughout the room. His knees
floated from the ground, and his legs straightened so he was standing on
his feet, then his eyes started to glow pure white, while a large
circular bubble formed around his body. He floated further from the
ground, and his semi long hair and the material of his pants flared in
all directions, as if gravity weren't affecting them.
He looked to his foe, the pure black Gengar, that bared his pearly
white teeth in a wicked smile. He concentrated on his new power, and
felt it travelling up his arms, and massive amounts of psychic energy
building up in his clenched fists. He aimed his fists at the still
smiling Gengar, and when the energy building up became to immense to
contain it exploded from his hands as two seemingly unstoppable beams of
purple energy, that impacted with the Gengar and caused an explosion
that caused a massive display of fire and light to burst all around it,
then sent a powerful wind back that blew Dominic's hair backwards.
The smoke was thick, and as it cleared it revealed a massive
crater in the floor that the explosion had caused, and a large circular
hole in the wall. But the Gengar was in the exact spot he was standing,
before with the floor beneath him was destroyed. He was now hovering in
mid air, and as he slowly started to advance, floating towards Dominic,
the human did the same.
The fight was on.

***

Mew hugged her mother and stroked her cheek against hers. The
psychic link between them had been restored, and the feeling of warmth
and love from her mother, that she had lost so long ago was finally back
again.
She then sat up and looked with worry towards Dominic, who was in
a battle of massive proportions with what was probably the most powerful
creature she had ever known.
"You are right my daughter." her mother whispered, reading her
thoughts. "My powers alone are not enough to defeat Gengar."
"Mew mew mew, mew mew!" she argued.
"Yes, we Mew are supposed to be more powerful than Gengar." she
agreed. "But he is much more than he appears to be. If you do not help
Dominic, he will be killed."
She turned suddenly when she heard the cry of agony, and saw
Dominic thrown up against the wall by the Gengar's God-like strength,
then bombarded with red lightning-like energy.
"Go my daughter." she whispered, her kind loving voice echoing in
her mind. "You and he are one now. It is not only his responsibility
to protect you, but you must also protect him, for you are part of each
other."
"Mew mew mew." she whispered.
"I love you too, my daughter." she replied.
She closed her eyes and cried. She didn't want to leave her
mother's side, but she was right. To lose Dominic would be to lose a
part of herself. A vital part.
She had to help him. She opened her eyes that started glowing
with bright blue light, and felt her considerable psychic energies
flowing through her body, more focused than they had ever been before.
Her whole body felt weightless as her feet left the floor, and she
looked down to her mother who was smiling up at her.
"Oh, my daughter!" she whispered, seeming ready to cry with joy.
"You are flying! I am so proud of you!"
She smiled back down at her mother, closing her eyes for a moment
and letting some more tears escape. She then turned to see Dominic who
was still crying out in pain, as Gengar continuously bombarded him with
the red lightning from his hands.
She flew up to them, forming an Electro Barrier as she did so, and
putting herself between her human soul mate, and the evil Gengar. The
energy of the Gengar's attack was absorbed into the electricity, but the
Gengar didn't lose his smile.
"Mew don't, you're no match for him!" Dominic yelled worriedly.
She mewed a few times explaining that he wasn't any match for him
either.
Dominic flew up next to her, as the Gengar quit blasting her and
the electro barrier faded. "You're right Mew." he sighed, as she
floated down and landed on his shoulder. "But I'd bet we could take him
together!"
"Mew mew!" she squeaked in agreement, and she held the side of his
head and started feeding her energy into him.
"What?" Gengar asked, as the big smile fell from his face and he
started to look worried. He then held both his hands forward, and let
large balls of red energy form, then burst forward in immense beams
towards his enemies.
Dominic held out is hand suddenly, holding up his palm in a 'halt'
gesture, and the red energy stopped and formed into a red ball in front
of his palm. He looked at the ball the slanted his head, and the moment
he did so it flew back at the Gengar, knocking him backwards and through
a solid concrete wall.
"Mew!" she said from Dominic's shoulder, feeling unusually good
after seeing her enemy getting blown away.
He came flying back through the hole in the wall, no longer
smiling but looking furious. He flew straight towards Dominic and Mew,
and Dominic flew forward as well, the two of them colliding at the
centre of the room, and interlocking their fingers as they pushed at
each other in a test of strength.
The Gengar again started speaking to them in its whispered male
voice that echoed in their minds. "You are both fools!" he growled.
"Your powers are still no match for mine!"
"No match?" Dominic scoffed. "Well Mew and I think they are!"
"Mew!" she agreed.
"I am capable of all pokemon attacks!" he whispered, as he started
to push harder. "I can do whatever the two of you can! And more!"
"You know all pokemon attacks, huh?" he asked, as a smile started
forming on his lips, and Mew sensed what he was thinking. "Are you
thinking what I'm thinking, Mew?"
"Mew mew!" she replied enthusiastically, from his shoulder.
Dominic suddenly released his enemies hands and grabbed his head
between his palms in an unbreakable grip. As his hands began to glow,
and Gengar began to cringe from pain, Mew sensed everything her friend
was doing.
"What... are you... doing... to me?" it wheezed, seeming to be in
a lot of pain.
"If you must know, Gengar, I'm helping you to try an attack I bet
you haven't used before." He replied as he sent psychic messages into
the Gengar's body, and caused it to use an attack against his will.
"Let's see how you like Self Destruct!"
He then held the Gengar above his head, as it started to glow, and
with a burst of purple energy from his hands, he sent him flying up
through the glass skylight and into the star filled heavens.
"NOOOOOOOOOO!" he screamed, as he flew upwards, his body glowing
with red energy.
In a few moments he had flown up out of sight, then the night
suddenly became day as an explosion lit up the entire sky with blinding
white light. The explosion was silent at first, but when the sound of
it reached them it shattered every glass window for miles around, and
they were showered with glass from the breaking skylight.
Dominic fell to his knees, letting out a long breath of air. "We
won, Mew." he whispered, before starting to laugh, and looking to the
smiling pokemon on his shoulder. "WE WON!!!"
Mew then levitated from his shoulder, and flew over to her mother
who was still laying on the floor. She hugged her, and whispered with
few mews that she was so happy to have her back, and that her, her
mother and Dominic would all be together now.
"I am sorry, my daughter." she whispered. "But we will not all be
together. I am dying."
"Mew!" she cried, sitting up and shaking her head.
Dominic who was now kneeling next to her, gently placed his palm
on her cheek. "Can't I use your powers to restore you somehow?"
"Gengar made the killing blow long ago, child." she whispered,
shaking her head. "I have been living through the pain of death since
that day. And now it is time for my pain to end."
"Mew mew!" she cried, calling her mama again, and burying her face
into her neck.
"There's no way for us to save you?" he asked, seeming distraught.
"All the power in the universe can't save me from the inevitable."
she replied. "Look after my daughter, Dominic. Never let anything hurt
her, and never _ever_ leave her."
Dominic swallowed hard, and closed his eyes, then nodded as a
single tear escaped his eye.
"And you, my daughter." she said, gently stroking up against Mew
with her cheek. "Please live a happy life. Don't let this one event
ruin it. Live, and be happy with this human. He is your soul mate."
She continued mewing, saying 'mama' over and over again, and her
mother then turned back to the human.
"Thank you Dominic." she whispered, with tears running down her
cheeks. "Thank you for freeing me from the evil I was being forced to
do." She turned and looked to her daughter, who sat up looking back at
her with glistening eyes. "And thank you for letting me die, knowing
that my daughter is in good hands."
Dominic nodded, seeming ready to cry, as Mew and her mother
continued to look into each others eyes, but Mew looked unwilling to
believe what was happening, while her mother just looked at her with a
loving smile.
"I love you, my daughter." she whispered, in an extremely quiet
tone.
"Mew mew mew mew." she replied, as a painful lump developed in her
throat.
Her body started to glow with beautiful bright light, and she
smiled even wider at her daughter. She glowed until her entire body was
made of pure white light, that started to disperse into orbs of energy
that swirled through the broken skylight and into the heavens to join
the stars, as the power that surged through Dominic also left his body
as white orbs of light, and joined the rest of it. But before her
entire body faded out completely, and her eyes vanished from Mew's
sight, a final word echoed through both of their minds.
"Goodbye."
The warmth and love from their psychic connection was torn away
suddenly, and Mew sat on the floor, looking in disbelief at the place
where her mother had just layed. She didn't even look up to see her
mother's energy spiralling upwards into the heavens until it was forever
gone from sight.
"Mew mew?" she wheezed, calling for her mama. "Mew mew?"
Dominic crawled up to her. "Mew, I'm so sorry."
She threw her head back suddenly, and her scream to the heavens
was long and loud.
Her human soul mate picked her up, and hugged her to his chest, as
she started crying uncontrollably. He lifted her higher rubbing the
soft skin of his cheek against hers, and she buried her face into his
neck, as her tears started to run down his bare chest.
He opened his mind up to her, letting her feel all the warmth and
love from him that he could, but it did little to dull the pain. He
gently stroked her fur, as Misty, her sisters, Brock, Ash and Pikachu
all ran in to see what was wrong. Gengar must have been hiding the
sound of the battle from them, but they had heard Mew scream.
"Mew mew!" she wept, crying mama again. "Mew mew!"
Everyone that had just come in, seemed to know somehow to remain
silent. Dominic held her a little tighter, and continued to stroke her
fur.
"I'm so sorry, Mew." he whispered again.
She hugged him tighter but was in too much pain to answer.
He hugged her closer, making her feel even warmer, then he started
to do something he had never done before. He not only opened his mind
to her, but he connected himself to her in a way that let him feel her
pain as if it were his own.
But even with the pain shared, it was still unbearable. But Mew
knew that he shared it with her anyway, hoping it would help comfort
her, even if it was just a little.
He started to cry with her, as the memories of losing his own
parents entered his mind, but he kept them to himself, so not to add to
Mew's pain.
"I promise never to leave you Mew." he whispered.
She slowly pulled her face from his neck, and looked up into his
eyes.
"I'll always be there for you."
She buried her face back into his neck again. They were so close
now, but she still had to mourn for her mother.
The warmth and love she had felt from her mother was gone forever.
And her soft loving voice. She had said that she was proud of her for
the first time, when she had flown, but now she would never say it
again. And would never say that she loved her again.
She was gone. And this time she was gone forever. This time Mew
was never going to get her back.
But she still had Dominic. Her mother had recognised the
connection that they shared, and had begged them to embrace it. And
they did, bonding mentally with each other more than ever, and each of
them certain that they would always be together. Together for ever.
Mew started to cry louder as those words entered her mind.
"Together forever." She started to remember something, and Dominic
hugged her tighter as he remembered it with her.
She was laying next to her mother, suckling from her. She was so
small, and so naive, but one thing she had understood right away was
love. The love she felt for her mother, and the love that her mother
projected back.
She had curled up and closed her eyes, falling to sleep quite
quickly in her wonderful loving warmth. She did not fully understand at
the time who this loving one was, but as she dozed to sleep she did
realise something. They were both warmed and loved by each other, and
they would be together forever.
Together forever? Just like her and Dominic? No, she refused to
lose him too! She wouldn't allow it, she would protect him always!
Become the strongest she could be, so she could protect him from
anything, and she would never feel this pain again.
She hugged him tightly, and defensively for he was all she had
left now. She cried as she uttered two words in her own language, as
she allowed herself to fall to sleep in his warm arms.
"Goodbye mama."

***

The large screen in Giovanni's dark office started to beep,
signifying that there was a call. He pushed one of the many buttons on
his desk, and the image of those three imbeciles, Jessie, James and
Meowth appeared. Jessie was holding the receiver.
"What do you three want?!" he hissed, angry at the interruption.
"Have you found that pokemon I want yet?"
"Er, it's not with the twerp, boss." Jessie replied.
"What?" he growled, making sure he made them all shiver at how
angry he sounded.
"But we know who _does_ have it." James assured.
He raised an eyebrow, quite surprised that they had done something
right for a change. "Really?" he asked, allowing a smile to appear on
his face.
"And we know what it's called too!" Meowth added. "Her name is
Mew!"
Giovanni stood up suddenly, with an uncharacteristic shocked
expression. "Mew?! As in the legendary most powerful pokemon?!"
The three Team Rocket members looked to each other blankly,
obviously not knowing of the legend.
"Who has it?!" he roared, not wanting to give up the chance at
having a replacement for Mewtwo, who had left him not long ago.
They all looked to each other, then looked back to their boss and
answered in unison. "Er... Dominic does."
"Dominic?" he asked, feeling a little surprised. "It seems he's
been busy since he left us. Acquiring this pokemon I want has just
become a much more difficult task."
"We can handle it boss!" Jessie assured, as the others nodded with
stupid smiles on their faces.
"No, I'm taking you off this mission." he explained, not trusting
them with a task that had just become so important. "You continue
with..." he paused to think of another mission. "... With trying to
capture that Pikachu."
They all looked to each other again, looking a little hurt, then
turned back to their boss again and nodded. "Okay boss, we'll head back
to Cerulean City right away."
The boss became curious, and again raised his eyebrow. "I thought
you were already in Cerulean City."
"No, we were just flown to Vermilion." James explained.
"Flown?" he growled, again displeased, thinking that they had used
his funds for airline tickets.
"Well more accurately, we were thrown." Meowth clarified. "We
were about to swipe Mew, and Dominic's pokemon, when this really weird
pokemon showed up outta nowhere and threw us outta the Cerulean City Gym
with some weird attack."
"Another powerful pokemon?" he asked, with a wicked smile forming
on his face.
"Yes it was some weird kinda Mew." Meowth continued. "Black
fur..." he paused to think of other things to describe it.
"And nasty sharp teeth, that I bet haven't been brushed in years!"
James added, shivering.
"Dominic's Mew seems very weak, and would probably be easy to
catch." Jessie explained. "But the Mew that threw us was really
powerful! I don't think anyone could capture that thing!"
Giovanni was about to become angry with Jessie's lack of
confidence in Team Rocket's abilities, but then remembered how powerful
Mewtwo was. He never would have joined Team Rocket unless he wanted to,
so this black Mew was probably out of the question.
"Very well, you three." He said, nodding his head. "You have done
well for once. Is there anything else to report?"
The idiotic trio all smiled proudly at the rare praise that was
being given. "No sir, that is all."
"Then go find that Pikachu!" he growled, sounding menacing again,
and causing the three of them to shiver. He pressed another button on
his desk before they could answer, and cut off the connection to them.
He then pressed another button, that started a speed dial, and soon two
other images, wearing black Team Rocket uniforms appeared on the screen.
One was a young woman with golden blonde hair, and the other was a
man of about the same age with blue hair much like James'. They looked
to Giovanni and smiled, and he smiled back at two of his best agents.
"Can we help you sir?" the woman asked, with a malicious smile
that signified her eagerness for something bad to do.
"Cassidy, Butch." he acknowledged, with his own wicked smile
widening. "I have a task for you."

***

In orbit. It was in orbit! That blasted human and his Mew had
first reduced his power, by pulling the Mew he had assimilated into
itself long ago, and then almost obliterated it by destroying the body
of the Gengar it had inhabited.
But they hadn't destroyed it. It no longer had much of a physical
form, but it wouldn't take long to find another body, and have its
revenge!
It wasn't that easily vanquished. If it was, the ancient people
of the civilisation that was now called Pokemopolis would have destroyed
it, and not imprisoned it. Not imprisoned it in a place that was far
from the temples that held those two so-called great powers of
destruction. They were nothing in comparison!
Not long ago a curious Gengar had entered the ancient prison, and
accidentally freed it. That accident had been his last! His soul was
torn from his body, then his body taken over, and his power had been
amplified.
And then it had sensed another power, that threatened to match its
own. And not only power, but the stench of love! Oh how sickening the
affection and love was, it had to be destroyed.
And that's when it first found the two Mews. One was new to the
world, and her power was weak, but the mother was God-like! Much like
that of the possessed Gengar's.
Fortunately its power exceeded that of Mew, and it had managed to
overcome her. And as it buried its hands into the soft flesh of her
back, her love and worry for her daughter had increased a hundred fold,
as it teleported her away, to a place even it could not follow.
It had been furious, and was prepared to rid the world of the
sickening love this Mew gave off, but it had a taste of her power, and
was overcome with the lust for it! But unlike the Gengar, that was
essentially a dead body now, a dead Mew's body would disintegrate
without the soul to keep its power in check.
So it had merged with her, and left her soul dormant within itself
to keep the body from disintegrating. And that mistake had cost it all
of its power, once it had finally found her daughter again.
But it would have revenge. It knew this as its black shadowy
spirit headed back to earth, and soon found another body to take, and
use as its own.
It floated up on the unsuspecting creature, sinking into its
mortal flesh, and tearing its soul from its body. It took a sick
pleasure as it psychically heard the creatures terrible death cry, as
its new body's feathers and skin quickly darkened to darkest black, and
it's eyes burned fiery red.
This Pigeotto's body was weak compared to the Gengar, but it would
do for now. It flapped it's new wings experimentally, and then lifted
off from the tree it was perched on.
It would follow Dominic and Mew, but even though in any body it's
powers were formidable, it was no longer a match for them. Not yet at
least.
It continued to tail its prey.

***

She flew next to Dominic, slowly bobbing up and down as she moved
above the dirt road out of Cerulean. The farewell had been a sad one,
and she and Pikachu had forgotten their nervousness towards each other,
and he had spent a lot of time trying to comfort her after he had learnt
about the death of her mother.
But she had spent most of he night in Dominic's arms. They had
both cried all night, for he had joined his mind with hers and shared
her pain.
Dominic walked along beside her, and looked to her with a half
smile. "So I guess now that you know how to fly, you won't be riding on
my shoulder any more, huh?"
She turned to him with a curious expression. "Mew?"
"I don't know, I guess I'll miss it a lit..." Before he could
finish, Mew flew up to him, landed on his shoulder, and affectionately
hugged the side of his head, and closed her eyes as she stroked her
cheek against his.
"Mew mew!" she squeaked, starting to cheer up a little.
"That's better." he said, with a warm smile.
"Mew mew mew mew mew?" she asked, wanting to know where they were
going now.
"Vermilion City is the closest city with a Gym." he replied, as he
pulled out his badge case and opened it. "But I got my Thunder Badge a
couple of years ago."
She looked into the case, and looked at the shiny yellow badge
Dominic pointed out.
"So we're going to Sapphron City, to challenge a leader named
Sabrina." he finished.
She then asked with a combination of mews, what this gym leader
was like, finally having a distraction from the painful memories of last
night.
"I'm not sure what she's like, Mew. She's apparently really
good." he replied, before turning to her and smiling. "I think I can
take her though, don't you?"
"Mew mew!" she agreed, closing her eyes and smiling back at him.
Too bad they didn't realise what they were in for.

***

The orbs of energy flew through the darkness of space, moving past
planets and asteroids at a speed greater than light. Traversing entire
systems, and even galaxies with impossible speed.
And then after years of travel the energy stopped, and started to
swirl in one spot, before coming together and merging into a single orb
of immense energy, that began to glow brighter and brighter, until it
started to burn with some of the most immense flames in the universe.
A star had been born. So now, even in death she produced warmth
for her daughter. And the in a few years, when her daughter looks to
the night sky, and notices the star that's light has finally reached
earth, she will be warmed by it. And she would look to it every night,
and probably never know why.
Her warmth wasn't gone, as her daughter had thought, and nor was
her love. It would always be there for her, burning bright with the
stars.
Her love for her daughter would burn forever.

***

The End

Well that's the second part to this saga done. Hope you enjoyed it as
much as the first one, if not more! I really enjoyed writing this, and
I hope that it's just as much of a pleasure to read.

Sorry all of you people who wanted to see more of Dr Valdamir's attacks
but this story was pretty much dedicated to Mew and Dominic's
relationship, which was really tricky. I hope it was as emotional as I
tried to make it.

And please don't be stingy with the feedback! If you hated it and want
to give me some constructive criticism, or you loved it and want to
shower me with costly gifts and gratuitous compliments, or anything in
between, send me an email! I really, REALLY want to hear what you
think! I won't be pissed off by long letters, I LIVE for long letters!
Please don't let this poor lonely fanfic author down! :(

Well that's all I can think of writing right now. I might think of
something later on, but if I don't you'll be reading this paragraph, and
that means I didn't think of anything else to write... Confused yet?
:)

Well hope to hear from you soon.

Cheyne H Keresoma

 

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