Lookie! I *finally* decided to write a Romance! My first! And most likely
my last, too! I can't stand writing human romances. I tried it once, and it
basically stank. *holds nose* Ick. Sooo. here's a new, better one. With
Pokemon! Everyone fears the Aerodactyls, but have you ever seen the heart
of one? .Didn't think so. And do I really need to put the stinky disclaimer
on this? I don't own nuttin but my mangled brain. That's all ya need to
know. :-P Oh, and the only Aerodactyl that actually exists in this story is
Tylreao. (on my GB)
Thus Ancient Hearts Alike
By The Crimson Lugia
Everyone is born into this world with a purpose, the purpose of some being
more clear than others. I was born as one of six eggs; five of which
hatched to be me and my brothers and sister. The last child was never born.
He or she had died before birth. That happened to many baby Aerodactyls
back then, as their reproduction system was often a bit skittish.
I was the third awakened; the third of my siblings to break free of my egg.
I remember my mother, a vicious-looking but kind Aerodactyl as she nuzzled
us in our nest. Silently, without tears, she delicately picked up the
unhatched egg with our dead sibling inside it, and flew off with it. She
came back a minute or so later, to take care of us. Us hatchlings were, at
the time, very small and demanding.
Aerodactyls were more intelligent than you think; we still are, or at least
the ones around today. Our mother named us.
My youngest sibling and only sister was Edhia. My older brothers were
Kalsah and Riotaye. My younger brother was Tylreao.
And I? I was Lasrea. Goddess of the wind, beauty of the clouds. My mom gave
me that name specifically, for when I was born, she said I was born of a
different color; I was somewhat bluer than my siblings, and my eyes were a
pure cerulean blue. My wings had whitish parts near the wingtips and claws.
"Lasrea! The herd is on the move!" Came my brother Riotaye's voice.
"Huh? Oh, right!" I flew over instantly and looked down to see a swarm of
ancient Tauros down on the ground.
"Wanna try to catch one?" Riotaye asked, his claws outstretching and taking
careful aim above the herd.
"Sounds good to me!" I exclaimed. We dove down at a tremendous speed,
aiming for the baby Tauros in the middle of the herd.
Down we dove! In an instant, our ancient, frightening bodies were seen as
shadows silhouetted against the Earth. The Tauros knew of our presence
instantly, and kept running.
We both curled in for the catch. My claws closed on a tiny baby. I felt the
warm sensation of meat from under my talons. Likewise, Riotaye dove at one
of the older children, but since my bro was bigger and stronger he could
We flared our wings and quickly sailed away from the herd before they could
attack us. We Aeros have powerful wings, so we could handle ourselves in
air. I felt the baby squirming rapidly under my grasp, so I lowered my head
and bit down into the neck. There was a squeal- and nothing more. Satisfied
with my catch, I headed home to show my parents what I had caught.
"Nothing beats a nice hunt." Riotaye sighed happily as we sailed home with
dinner. We alternated the jobs. Edhia and Tylreao with Kalsah, and me with
Riotaye. Tylreao and Edhia were the youngest, so they had to go with one
of our older siblings.
As we sailed home, my mother, Arviesa, looked up from her perch to see us.
I could see she was smiling proudly at us. I zoomed forward ahead of my
older brother, my bluish wings catching the wind and I sailed gracefully
over to her. My brother looked at me with awe, and flapped as hard as he
could to catch up.
"Well, goddess of the wind, beauty of the clouds, you amaze us yet again."
My mother teased as she looked up at me.
"We have a beautiful daughter, indeed." My father grinned, and motioned for
us to come in the den to eat. We lived in a sort of tunnel in a cliff. Not
comfortable to most Pokemon, but it was the latest must for an Aerodactyl
We bit into our prey instantly, and began to rip the bull apart. Now, to
avoid misunderstandings, we don't relentlessly attack Pokemon, thinking
only of ourselves. Oh no. It's actually quite the opposite. We respect all
Pokemon we eat. We must eat them to survive. It's part of the food chain.
One night, all was silent. The only noises were the occasional creaking and
croaking of the things outside the den. Then, out of nowhere, came a soft
shriek from the ground.
"Kalsah? Go take care of whatever that is." My father moaned groggily.
I heard the faint flapping of wings in my semi-sleep state, and my
brother's voice, then the cry of a young Tauros, probably one that had
gotten separated from its herd. My brother flew in again, clutching it in
his claws, and quickly put the bull Pokemon out of its misery.
"Looks like we've got ourselves breakfast tomorrow." Kalsah sighed, and we
fell back asleep. Or at least, they did. I couldn't sleep. There was
I looked out the cave opening, just to be safe. I saw another group of
Aerodactyls flying across the plains. Quickly I stuck my head back in. Mom
told me that other Aerodactyls would often attack other families. Our
family would never think of such a thing, but my mom just says all families
are different. I peeked out from my hiding place behind a rock, in time to
see the leader of the flock look at our cave. He recognized it as an
Aerodactyl den at once, and called his group over to attack.
I saw them coming and screamed my ancient scream in panic. My parents and
siblings woke up instantly. My dad ordered all of us young ones to go with
mother, and leave, saying he would keep the attackers away and stall as
much as he could.
"Kids! Fly!" My mom cried, more terrified than I had ever seen her. We did
as we were told. Tylreao and Edhia were too young to fly as fast as we
were, so mom carried them in her talons.
I sailed out in front of my older brothers, and soon even my mother, as my
sky-blue wings caught the wind and made me sail beyond them. I dared not
look back.but I wanted to know how our attackers were faring. I looked
back. They were gaining on us, and father was trailing behind the attackers
furiously, but they paid him no attention.
"Why are they attacking us, mother?" I heard Tylreao cry.
"It's every pack for themselves out here, little one." She replied sadly.
Suddenly, I saw something move under me. I looked down. The leader of the
attacking Aerodactyls was flying underneath me. From the looks of it, he
was very strong, and sailed even faster than I was.
Soon he swerved up so suddenly, and I crashed into his rough hide. I went
into a temporary daze, and fell several stories from the air before
regaining balance. The leader went into a frenzy, and began ripping at my
brothers. I watched in horror as his jaws closed on Riotaye's neck, and
didn't stop until Riotaye's eyes closed in a way I had never seen them
close before. He threw my brother's body to the ground, where it hit the
floor without resistance.
Kalsah rammed the leader while he was occupied, and tried to go for the
same fatal spot. But the other Aerodactyl knew what my brother was trying
to do, and swatted him away furiously with his wing. Now the leader wanted
to hurt my mother. Edhia and Tylreao closed their eyes, and started crying.
My mother looked at me, then dropped them from her talons.
Edhia and Tylreao opened their wings, and flew over to me as fast as they
could. My mother was squaring off against the leader of the others, but she
was losing. The other was stronger, more agile, and had a great deal more
experience. Finally my father caught up to the fight, and whammed the
The rest of the Aerodactyls furiously attacked our family. We were
outnumbered. I sailed away from their claws and jaws barely. They kept
missing me by a hair. I watched in absolute terror as they seized my two
younger siblings and easily ripped them apart. The vision will be stuck in
my mind forever. My mother and father also fell from the sky, outnumbered.
Kalsah awoke, and flew over the join me.
"We have to get out of here!" He shouted. We flew away at full speed. The
others were gaining. getting closer.
I glided in front of my brother, which had always been my natural talent.
We flew for quite some time, until I heard a cry behind me. The leader
still had a bit of strength, and caught up to us. They grabbed my brother,
which made me go even faster; I had heard the cry of death too many times
already that day.
I guess it was hopeless. I managed to get away from the swarm, but now I
was alone, and my family was gone. And in the middle of nowhere. That angry
swarm had taken over our territory, so going back would mean I would share
the same fate.
For days, not a sign of a single other living creature, or at least one
that I could eat. And not a drop of water. It was barren and deserted; how
can your family get killed and you get exiled from your own home in one
single day? My life was ruined, all because of others of our kind.
On the ninth day, I collapsed in the sun. It was too much. My consciousness
was fading away. Then all went black.