|Legend of The Dark Prince
Author: Writer under training PM
What if Ash Ketchum was Giovanni's son? When Giovanni forges a contract with Darkrai itself, and the cost for backing down from the contract was his son itself as a father what would Giovanni do? The struggle only grows harsher for him when Team Plasma goes after the same treasure as them, Zekrom. A man's struggle as a father, a boss. And a boy's struggle with himself.Rated: Fiction T - English - Angst - Ash K./Satoshi & Giovanni/Sakaki - Chapters: 22 - Words: 158,393 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 12-22-12 - Published: 04-14-12 - id: 8023176
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Greetings my dear friends. This is my third attempt at fanfiction. While my other story Romance and the Pokémon Master has just begun. I wanted to write this piece. Sometimes Ideas just don't like to stay in your brain don't they? So please read, review, rate and recommend.
PROLOGUE: Wedding of the Gods
The dark sky looked as if it was being ripped in half by the white trail of the comet. Like the people of the world of that time, two thousand years from the present era, were split into two factions the comet's trail seemed like it was splitting the cluster of stars into two groups.
"Tomorrow is the seventh and the last day before the son of god bids us goodbye, Great Dragon." The Old Emperor said with a content look and a smile of victory. "And the day of your wedding." He looked at the huge creature standing beside him watching the comet. Its grey scales shone under the moonlight. The golden eyed dragon looked at the Emperor.
"Your Highness," The Dragon's masculine voice passed through his head. The mythical dragon being a beast like any other does not possess the ability to speak, but has the power to put its thought into the human language and speak directly into the person's mind. "Your act to unify the two great empires through the marriage between me andFènghuáng is brave and commendable. But lest the people of the two empires attack each other in hatred they have buried in their bloods for centuries, this will turn into bloodshed."
"It shall not. I the supreme emperor of the world will ensure that. The people of the eastern empire will abide by my commands now that I've slain their emperor. The people of either empire will join hands like brothers and sisters for they are all my subjects, and my children."
The mystic dragon smiled at the emperor's confidence. For years he served the emperors of the western lands. But never did an Emperor rise till now who unified the entire world without bloodshed. And the mystic creature responsible for it was Jirachi, called the son of god who appears once in thousand years.
The son of god possesses the power to grant any wish asked with the help of its third eye. When the third eye of the god's son meets the comet a tremendous power is born, that is said to flow from the heaven itself. A power that is said to grant any wish true. And the wise emperor chose a simple wish, to end the unending feud between the empires of East and West. Without raising either a sword or an axe the eastern empire fell under his control.
A world ruled by one ruler, a world where everyone lives happily.
'That was the emperor's dream. The grand wedding shall be the beginning of a whole new world as the emperor wished.' The dragon thought. But even the great mythical creature didn't know the darkness lurking behind the shadows.
"A wedding between the great dragon and the great bird." The soldier in black clothes said looking at the beautiful comet. "Even if they are legendary they are just beasts why don't they just mate like other primal beings do? Why this marriage?" He asked the man standing beside him. They were camping outside the Emperor's castle. While the high lords were inside the huge castle in their warm beds, their unfortunate soldiers could only wait outside in the camp.
"Fool," The other soldier said mockingly. "This wedding is merely a political one. The legendary bird and the dragon are above common desires. They are not wedding to mate but to ensure peace between the two empires."
"It only makes sense." A third soldier appeared from behind. "The legendary bird worshipped as the god in the eastern and the dragon worshipped as god in the western. This is indeed a marriage between gods and beliefs."
"Alas, we have come to ruin everything." A voice appeared interrupting their conversation.
"Your Highness." The soldiers bent down on their knees greeting the man dressed in black.
"Throw those formalities into the ash for now soldiers." He smiled at them signaling them to rise. "No one would like to know that the exiled heir to the Camelot is here."
His face turned serious suddenly as he looked at the sky. "Tomorrow the soldiers of darkness shall rise." The bright comet continued to shine brilliantly in the sky. "Darkness shall engulf everyone."
"Henry, take a look at this." Mary pointed out to the leaflet in her hand. A list of the nobles invited to the grand wedding was written. She was the in charge of the next day's events. A responsibility forced onto her as the Prime Minister's daughter.
"What is it?" Henry looked at the name she was pointing out.
Legendary Magical Creature Darkrai.
"Darkrai?" He said surprised. "Why would they invite the creature that represents evil?"
"I don't know." Mary shook her head. "The emperor might want to invite everyone, friends and foes alike to this wedding. But Darkrai…" The woman fell into deep thought. Darkrai is a creature that represents evil. Inviting such a creature to the wedding is inviting trouble itself.
The day of the grand wedding. People from all over the world gathered at the capital of Western Empire. The City of Opelucid which literally was a combination of Opaque and Pellucid. The walls are Opaque and everything inside the grand city is invisible to outsiders. Pellucid, everything inside the grand walls including the king's castle was made of glass. A rich capital worthy of the Western Empire's pride.
Men and women of various creed, caste, and regions gathered with their magical creatures in tow. This was a grand day not only to the men but also to the magical creatures who were witnessing a great event, the wedding of their gods.
The large size doors to the castle were opened with people standing on the either side of the path in between. They were ready to pour showers of flowers on the incoming visitors.
"Your Highness." Mary spoke to the emperor. They were watching the entire arrangement from the top of the castle from which the huge collection of people and magical creatures looked like a bright painting on the background of the beautiful city of Opelucid. "The phoenix has departed from their residence. The bride will be here shortly."
"Very well," The emperor said as he continued to watch. "Make sure the decorations of the groom are finished. I will be waiting in the wedding hall." He said as he proceeded to take the stairs to the ground.
"The Emperor showed a nice gesture in inviting me to this wedding." The voice spoke out from the shadows as the soldiers bent in fear to the creature. "However I am nothing but a spreader of evil."
The creature rose slowly from the shadows. Its body was pitch black like the night sky. If one were to see this creature at night they could only see its red scarf, its blue eyes and the white ghostly hair.
"Gilbert, you have promised to take the path of blood. I will help you with my power. It is up to you on how well you use my powers." He said to the leader of the small group of soldiers.
"Lord Darkrai, I swear as the prince of Camelot and as the seventh Aura guardian that I will not waste your power. I shall triumph over the foolish emperor who wants to unite the world. An ideal world is possible only when it is split into smaller kingdoms. A great empire will only lead to people backstabbing each other. "
"I do not care about your ideals or truths, human. I merely chose you because you wanted to take the path of evil. Your purpose maybe good but it is your deeds that people note and that is why I support you." The creature slowly returned back into the shadows.
"Soldiers!" He turned towards his men. "We shall disguise as soldiers of the West and attack the people of the East. Once we create the confusion, escape from here as planned. Is that clear?"
The people eagerly waited for the bride's arrival. The grand magical creature called Fènghuáng was about to descend from the sky in a short while. A blacksmith from the East was enjoying the grand wedding with his wife and children. Little did he know of the danger that was coming towards him.
"Aaargh!" He shouted in pain, his cry was accompanied by his wife's screams. The people around looked at him aghast as a spear smeared in blood emerged from his body where his heart would normally be. The spear was pulled back by its owner. A soldier dressed in black.
The attack was followed by a group of soldiers who slaughtered the innocent people.
"The West is attacking our people!" A soldier of the East exclaimed as he saw the horrific scene. Hundreds of soldiers of East took out their weapons and charged at the soldiers attacking the innocent people.
Then suddenly out of nowhere a rain of black spheres each the size of a man came from the sky. The spheres engulfed the people inside it, who emerged out falling to the ground, unconscious. The shadow-like creature appeared with more spheres of black ready to fire.
The terror of the soldiers attacking the innocent and the appearance of Darkrai made the people go frenzy and run for their lives. Only to be attacked brutally by a horde of magical creatures of various species like Arcanine, Mightyena, Tyranitar. If one were to closely observe they would notice something wrong with these magical creatures. Their bodies were engulfed in a dark aura that resembled Darkrai.
The entire situation turned from grand to bad to worse. The armies of either kind attacked each other in frustration and anger ignoring the commands from the upper ranks.
The legendary phoenix Fènghuángwatched in horror as what should have been a grand wedding scenery turned into bloodshed. The nominal bride adorned in gold, watched as innocent people were slaughtered by mystic creatures and soldiers alike.
Its beautiful wings turned bright silver in color as its red eyes were filled with rage. The creature lunged towards the scenery at monstrous speed.
It's body engulfed in flames the phoenix attacked with a move unique to it, the Sacred Fire. The target of the holy attack being the horde of creatures attacking the helpless humans. Just as it was close to the ground a power jolt of electricity that barely missed its head stopped the phoenix in its tracks.
"YOU!" The phoenix roared in anger. The grey dragon stood before the bird. "This wedding was just a farce, your emperor wishes to slaughter the people of East."
It opened its mouth wide open preparing a powerful attack that resembled a tornado. Another move unique to the phoenix called Aeroblast.
The Grey dragon silently took the attack head on. The huge dragon that was as huge as the gates of the castle itself was engulfed by the Aeroblast. The dragon closed its golden eyes and remained silent. Its tail suddenly shot out bright flames. A blue flame emerged from the dragon's mouth destroying the force of the tornado created by Aeroblast.
"Do not let fury get the better of you Fènghuáng." He warned. "My Emperor would never lay a hand on innocent people."
"If you still insist that it is my Emperor who created this massacre, feel free to battle me." The dragon stretched his arms. Its tail slowly reverberated with electricity that replaced the flames. Its stretched arms slowly created a long streak of electricity that resembled a lance, the move called Bolt strike.
The massacre threw everything into chaos. People and mystic creatures alike ran helter-skelter and so did the attackers who were chasing them. But one man had a clear idea of where he should be going. Gilbert was riding his Salamence and flew towards the top of the castle. Entering the castle from the top was a wiser decision in this situation.
Darkrai jumped from one tower of the castle to the other putting as many castle guards as it can to sleep with its signature Dark void. His main being clearing the path for Gilbert. Darkrai looked into the sky checking Gilbert's situation.
That was when he noticed a couple of Skarmory appeared out of nowhere from the sky attacking him. Before the legendary had any chance to react a power flame engulfed the metal birds frying them to death.
"You owe me one, Darkrai." Gilbert said smiling sitting atop his Salamence who was responsible for the flames.
"We do not have time to chat. The legendary Pokémon won't take much time in figuring out that it is my doing. Hurry up and slay the emperor. We need to leave as soon as possible."
"Why did things have to turn like this?" The emperor said massaging his forehead. His dream for a joyful world was shattered on the first day itself.
"Our people say that it was the Easterners who attacked us first." The Prime Minister said to the king. The entire court was in silence worrying about the situation that engulfed the beautiful wedding.
Suddenly, A Rhypherior came flying into the court and landed on the red carpet on its back, the impact shaking the entire court.
"What is this?" The Emperor stood in shock. The Rhypherior wore a golden bracelet indicating that it belonged to the guards guarding the court's chambers.
"Ah, it's nice to meet the grand emperor of the world in person." Gilbert said walking into the court with Darkrai and Salamence following him slowly. "Isn't it?" He asked in a mocking tone.
"Darkrai!" A courtier exclaimed. "Seize them!"
A couple of Machamp jumped into the scene. They charged at the trio of intruders.
"Fools." Gilbert said snapping his fingers. The Salamence understood the command and intercepted the incoming creatures. Seconds later the Machamp were engulfed in flames.
"Do not make any more mistakes, Emperor." He said as he calmly walked towards him. "You have made a big mistake in trying to bring the world under one rule. It is time for you to put away your greed to bring glory to your family's name and think."
"Why you?" The emperor answered back in exasperation. "You dare mock my vision with the thoughts of pathetic like you. A man sided with Darkrai has no right to even look at me."
"Fool," He said calmly looking at the emperor in disgust. "An old fool who lives in his dreams, that's what you are. Do you think the people will be happy once they come under a single rule? They will only start hating each other and fight each other for freedom and end up killing each other like they are doing it now."
"I will kill you first." The emperor reached for the pendant around his neck. The Emperors of his family always carried one in case of emergency. A pendant which carried the magical power to kill a man.
"As if I will let you." Gilbert stretched his hand, his palm facing the emperor. "The power of Aura is mine." He muttered as a blue sphere of energy was formed in his hand.
Before any of them could blink their eyes the energy was sent smashing into his face. The emperor fell down dead, his face mutilated and his hands still clutching onto the pendant. The old emperor could not match in speed to the attack that never misses the Aura sphere.
The courtiers watched aghast as their emperor fell down dead. Some of them fell down to the ground begging for mercy while some tried to attack Gilbert in rage. Moments later the court was filled with dead bodies of the nobles who revolted against him.
"Not everyone in this court is as foolish as the emperor it seems." He smiled looking at the courtiers who were spared with their lives. A sudden rumbling in the sky shook Gilbert from his victorious mood.
"The legendary creatures must have realized the situation by now." Darkrai spoke to Gilbert. "You have shown me enough chaos to satisfy me, Gilbert. It is my turn to protect you now." He said handing out a sword to him.
"You are going to battle the two legendaries alone?" He asked taking the sword. "What is this sword, Darkrai? It seems to me as if it wasn't meant to kill." He said looking at the sword. The sword was blunt, it was impossible to kill with such a sword. The only thing special about the sword was the symbol of yin-yang on it.
"It is not meant to kill. It is a special sword originated from the tree of beginning like me. In a way I and the sword are like brothers."
"A sword from the tree of the beginning? Is this one of the swords of the god?"
"Yes, the sword is called Rezeholu. Use it when I tell you to." Darkrai said as he headed out to fight the creatures waiting for him. He turned back before he left. "As for your first question, I am not a fighter. I am just a servant of god who spreads evil. The legendaries will have their hands full with something else other than me." Saying so, the shadow like mystic creature faded into the darkness.
The Grey legendary dragon and the rainbow-silver colored bird waited above the castle. They have already sent their warning cries. Darkrai would be coming up anytime. From the top the only sounds they could hear were disturbing cries from women and men alike as they ran for their lives. The smell of blood attracted a couple of Mandibuzz who fed on the dead bodies.
"You have finally showed your face, Darkrai." The dragon said as a shadow rose from the roof of the castle. Darkrai stood on the peak of the tower facing the phoenix and the dragon.
"Your sins have gone beyond forgivable. You shall be burned in my sacred flames." The phoenix hissed. "You will die a painful death for all the innocent people over here."
"Do you have anything to say before you fall into ashes?" The dragon asked.
"I have always been misunderstood." The shadow creature said looking at the bloodshed. "I make no plots, Fènghuáng. It is the desire of a man that destroys another. I am nothing but an agent who spreads it. The destruction you saw was inevitable. My presence had nothing to do with it."
"It doesn't matter Darkrai, today you shall die." They roared at once as they prepared their respective fire attacks. The Blue Flame and the Sacred Fire.
"Before you do that, there is something else want to show." Darkrai pointed to the sky. The giant creatures looked at the sky. At first it seemed as if there was a red star in the sky. But stars do not appear in the daylight.
A giant meteor was making its way towards the ground as it gained velocity slowly. The creatures widened their eyes in surprise. They realized immediately, if the meteor were to make its way to the ground nothing will be left of the Opelucid city.
"It seems god himself was angry at the emperor's idea of combining the two countries. The stone falling from heavens is a punishment for making the god angry." Darkrai said. "Only a man is responsible for the death of another."
"I knew it. I knew from the beginning." The legendary bird said. "This marriage was a bad idea, but those men convinced me to it. It is my fault to accept this and I shall be the one to stop this." The bird flew into the sky towards the rapidly falling meteor.
"The mistake is mine too." The dragon flew behind the bird.
The sky slowly turned dark as night approached. The large meteor that was supposed to destroy Opelucid was being stalled by the two legendary magical creatures. Men from both the empire watched as the meteor approached the ground slowly. Death was closing in on them but the brave creatures fought hard. Splinters of rock crashed from the impact between the moves of the creatures and the meteor.
"The time is approaching, Gilbert." Darkrai said to the young prince riding his Salamence. "Use the sword and stab the dragon and the bird while you can. Once you do that your life will have no danger."
"Why so?" He asked.
"The sword Rezeholu has a unique power." Darkrai answered. "Everything in the world is split into two forms of energy. This is the principle of duality. Every existence has another counter existence to it.
Myself and Cresselia.
Likewise everything in the world has two energies in it. Every man has masculine and feminine qualities in him. The same applies to a woman. This sword has the power to split a creature into two counter parts. Once you stab the creature with this sword it breaks into two forms. Once you use this sword they shall split into two forms. These forms will be complete opposites and shall hate each other. They shall not remember their hatred on you."
"Wait but, do I have to do this to save my life?" He asked incredulous.
"Yes, but not just yours. But also the entire country of Camelot. The anger of these creatures is fearsome. They shall not let you nor your people live once this ends."
"Why are you doing this for me? Aren't you evil?"
"I gave my word that I will protect you and so shall I do."
After that everything went as the shadow Pokémon planned. The bird and the dragon fought till the end and saved Opelucid from major destruction. A mysterious rider on a Salamence stabbed the legendaries while they were unconscious.
The people then watched the greatest scene they ever imagined. The birth of four new mystic creatures took place in front of their eyes.
Taking their names from the sword Rezeholu that split them they took the names Reshiram, Zekrom, Ho-oh, and Lugia.
The grand empire was split into smaller countries as people everywhere declared their own kingdoms. The great eastern empire turned into a smaller kingdom, now called the Johto region. People worshipped the new gods that were born. Ho-oh and Lugia perched on the grand towers of the Ecruteak City, capital of the former Eastern Empire.
The western empire fell down into chaos. The emperor's twin grandsons each claimed the throne for themselves. Taking the aid of Reshiram and Zekrom they fought to death destroying the entire region in the process. The region then slowly split into two smaller regions now known as the Eastern Unova and the Western Unova.
That night, the shadow reached the crystal filled region of Forina. There waiting for him was the Wish-maker Jirachi, claimed as the son of god.
"I have been waiting for you, Darkrai." He said in a playful voice.
"The meteor came down as you predicted, Jirachi." Darkrai said. "It became the key to Gilbert's victory."
"It does, because it was my fault." He said sticking out his tongue. "I seemed to have done a mistake while using the comet's power to grant the emperor's wish."
"Humph." Darkrai grunted at his response. The little kid's mistake almost cost the lives of ten thousand people.
"It seems you have won this time." Jirachi said with a cheerful look on his face. "Aren't you happy evil won?"
"Winning and losing do not matter to me."
"I know you are just a servant of god who spreads evil. You have said that over million times already."
"Do you understand me then?"
"No. You are really hard to understand. I still wonder to this day, Darkrai what are you? Good? Bad? Evil? Vigilante?" He said looking at the shadow Pokémon. He turned to the other side. "And with that question in mind, I am going back to sleep." He said cuddling into a ball. "Meet you after thousand years Darkrai."
"Farewell." Darkrai smiled. "Son of the god."
'You are perhaps the closest to understanding me.' He said looking at the sleeping Jirachi as a powerful shield of crystal enveloped the sleeping legendary.
Two thousand years later. The ship S.S Kanto was on its way to Kanto from Unova region.
"We made it to the finals this time." The young trainer said his partner, Pikachu as he watched a school of Basculin pass by the ship.
"Pika." The Pokémon nodded in agreement.
"We'll win the next one for sure." He said in determination. That was Ash Ketchum. A trainer from Pallet town who received his first Pokémon five years ago. He made it to five leagues in five different regions. Although he couldn't win any of them he was always determined to win the next one.
"Greetings, Prince of Darkness." A voice whispered in his ear.
"Whoa." Ash turned around surprised. The shadow standing behind him jumped few steps back.
"D-Darkrai!" The trainer exclaimed trembled by its presence.