PMD: Explorers of Destruction- Chptr. 1Thunder boomed across a gray, pouring sky with a loud shout. The rain didn't let up its assault on the soft, muddy earth, cleaving off leaves, and even full branches alongside the wrathful wind. All the Pokémon of the bombarded forest fled for whatever shelter they could find- to their own little huts- but they still couldn't escape the harassment of the elements. But one Pokémon decided to stay: a lone Lucario.
He sat on a fallen trunk as if the storm around him wasn't happening, meditating with arms crossed while the impaling rain pelted his fur. The others poked their heads out from their huts, to watch this mad Pokémon in shock and awe. They all watched with the same question on their minds: has he gone insane? The weather didn't treat the challenger kindly, it cracked the sky with many blades of lightning in several attempts to faze the blue jackal. Lucario denied it the courtesy of even twitching his eyelids to the disaster.
The Pokémon calmly stood fro
PMD: Explorers of Destruction- Chptr. 2A wonderful fragrance sneaked up the kids' noses as they entered an indoor garden with Azumarill. Just one step in, and their morning grumpiness melted away like snow during the springtime. Rows upon rows of fresh earth supported different beds of flowers: from beds of blood red roses in front of bushes of deep sea blue hydrangeas, to budding lilies as pure white as snow sitting next to a field of vibrant purple lavender, their gardener had a taste for variety.
The queen flower slowly rose from the field of color. Her collar sported vibrant blue flowers all around her neck, with just a few orange one sprouting here and there. It was Florges, the Guildmistress. “Ah, good morning, children,” She spoke in a motherly tone, sweet and soft to every ear.
“Miss Florges, what's our sur-?”
“What's our surprise?” Oran eagerly cut his sister off. She grunted a frustrated sigh, with arms crossed.
Seeing children act like children brought a slight chuckle to the G
PMD: Explorers of Destruction- Chptr. 3The luscious green leaves of the Verde Forest filtered the morning sun from burning the early-birds while they sat in an even flat of swaying grass. While the gentle wind blowing through their fur felt nice in the numb heat,it felt like they were waiting their lives away for their instructor to arrive. Oran's wagging tail beat against the tall blades of grass as his head scurried from angle to angle, hoping to find someone. No one came.
He yawned while leaning back on his arms, “Hey, Pecha, do ya think we might be in the wrong spot?” He asked. He turned his eyes to his sister, to find Pecha blacked out in her own lap. Her snores were monstrous for a girl her size, loud enough to even cause unrest in the surrounding forest. “That's fine, you just sleep,” he told her. Catching a few Z's himself sounded good to him, but he couldn't will himself to do it.
He collapsed on the dewy ground with both arms stretched out wide. Watching the curtain of leaves over his head
PMD: Explorers of Destruction- chapter 4Droplets of filtered water poured down from the hanging stalactites of a cave, echoing through the empty cavern as they hit the floor, producing a chorus of nature. Heavy footsteps disrupted the soothing silence: one set frantically ran, escaping the other set that faintly rang through the darkness behind them. The battered Garchomp had no time to catch a quick breath- he'd give his pursuer the opportunity of catching him if he did. His body feeling heavy and nearly drained of energy, he wanted to fall onto his knees, but he forced himself ahead.
The tunnel led the exhausted land shark to a large, closed off room- a dead end. He fell on one knee in the middle of the room, seizing every quick gasp of air he could. Being pursued for days on end into a cave drained him to his very bone, and he struggled just to keep his foundation from crashing to the ground. “I...I can't,” the outlaw wheezed to himself. “I...I can't let him...catch me!”
Burning through the darknes
Darkest Before the Dawn: Chapter 13
Darkest Before the Dawn
It couldn't be.
But it was.
The red light moved closer and closer, a body eventually materializing around it as it floated out of the darkness.
And just like before, it had changed.
He was a huge, hovering mass of dark gray covered in yellow lines, with a more prominent jagged line across his belly. He had a sort of wisp-like tail and a lighter gray head with protrusions on both sides of his neck making a kind of ruff.
And the one red eye still bounced around in his head like a single ember.
Again, he had changed, but he was still the same.
Nothing had changed about what this Pokemon had done.
"What do you want?" I asked, hoping my voice didn't betray how terrifie
Darkest Before the Dawn: Chapter 12
Darkest Before the Dawn
We woke up a few hours later and Cinder started gathering her supplies and a few dried-up Berries that were scattered around the canyon floor, while Trennivon hopped down from the ledge he had been sleeping on. I noticed that there were dark circles under his eyes, right above the thin clawmarks that were still healing from when we were in Crystal Cave. Perhaps the Scyther hadn't slept well, or he had nightmares. Like Cinder, I didn't know anything about Trennivon's past, except for the fact that he had lived in the Southern Jungle. Maybe some traumatic event had happened to him before we met. It was common in this world of darkness.
Celebi fluttered down from above me and went to help Cinder, and it struck me that I hadn't asked her what I had really wanted to know the night before.
"We only have two Time Gears left to locate," I said, picking up two small Pecha Berries. I hand
Darkest Before the Dawn: Chapter 11
Darkest Before the Dawn
The next thing I knew, I was sitting up straight on the ground, hacking water out of my lungs.
The concerned faces of Cinder, Celebi, and Trennivon were all looking at me. Once I returned the glance, they all seemed to brighten up.
"Wha-! Wh- what happened?" I sputtered weakly between coughs.
"You almost drowned!" Cinder exclaimed.
Celebi's eyes were rimmed red, like she had been close to tears. "It was so lucky that you were able to swim up to the surface! If you had sunk any further..." she sniffed, "my Teleport wouldn't have been able to reach you and get you out of the water!"
My chest was still burning, but I was able to get out, "I lost consciousness in the water. Did you use a Reviver Seed, or-..."
"Yeah," Cinder answered, "Thank Arceus I was able to find one, too." she pointed with her thumb towards the Time Trave
Darkest Before the Dawn: Chapter 10
Darkest Before the Dawn
The gaping hole in the crystal was just wide enough to slip through without getting cut by the sharp gems. After that, a roughly hewn tunnel continued downward until it seemed that we had arrived in a completely different area than the Crystal Cave before.
It was wall-to-wall crystals. The rocky cave wall behind them was almost impossible to see through the translucent crystals.
The light from Cinder's torch refracted through the gems and bounced around just as it had in the mirror-floor chamber. The girl held her light further out, and the way ahead was lit up.
"Looks like its a straightaway from here, team." Cinder reported. "Do you think this goes all the way to the Time Gear?"
"I don't know," I said truthfully. All of a sudden, a chill went down my spine. "But it does seem to be getting colder."
"I've noticed that too." Celebi said,
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