a Ruellia Zhang fanfic
A/N: After (yet another!) indefinite hiatus, I'm back with more Corruption! :P
It took me a long time to realize that the whole act was a farce.
I never noticed…until I evolved.
For years, my trainer nurtured me with what seemed like loving care. I was given almost absolute freedom, allowed to do whatever I wished and even order the Salamence and Absol around. My days were a mix of joy and startling innocence, my nights a kind of understandable horror. After all, I was only put in a cage to keep myself safe, or so I was told…
Now I know. It was to prevent me from evolving during the night, from turning into an Umbreon. That was all he really cared about, not my safety, not my freedom, and certainly not what I wanted.
So I lived my days in joy and happiness for a while. They were my ideal days, and never did I notice that they seemed a bit…fake. Nor did I realize why my relationships with Salamence and Absol got nowhere—all I talked about was how good our trainer was, and they, knowing what he was really like, could not converse with me at all…
Is it wrong to hate someone with such a fervor that the very thought of them makes you want to growl and puke and roar and destroy…all at the same time? Perhaps it is, but I cannot possibly restrain these feelings. After all, what he wanted to do with me was unthinkable.
When an Espeon evolves, they gain insight into everyone around them's minds. Especially right after they evolve. Normally, we can only hear the things they are directly thinking about, the tasks and situations foremost on the creature's mind. But when we evolve, we can hear every thought: right down to the core thought that make the person or Pokemon what s/he is.
When I evolved, I heard 3 people's thoughts: Salamence, Absol, and my trainer.
In that order.
I almost lost that battle that master bet $10,000 on. Stupid Walrein and its stupid Ice Beam. Thank god it had a horrible trainer…
Live. Win. No pain. No fear. No horror…if I win. I live.
Finally, that shitty little Eevee managed to be happy enough to evolve. I wonder if it understands just how "happy" it'll be later…
I was horrorstruck by these violent thoughts from the one I had previously most trusted. So I dug a little deeper, into what he wanted to do…
Breed. Money. Battles. Kickpunchdiediedie. Black market battles…? Nah, Espeons lose a little too easily. But breed. Definitely breed.
A startling, horrible image of me…mating with a male Espeon…while my trainer looked on, a grin twisting his ugly face.
And at that moment, my emotions flooded like a rain of stars into the ground.
The ground began to shake as I poured my newfound powers deep inside it, digging up the strong emotions of hatred and the pure, uncontrollable wish to kill him. To destroy him, to make his life a living hell, to let him know what it is like to be backstabbed and defeated in every way…
"What the—what the heck is happening? What is this, an earthquake?" Suddenly his eyes landed on me, and I saw the same emotion I had seen when I had first met him.
Except now, I knew what that emotion was.
The second he reached out for me, I unleashed every remnant of my energy on him, driving his body into a wall, only one thought coursing through my body, a wish for him to get away from me, and to never, ever, see him again.
I gazed at his face, and I saw none of the twisted emotions that had always manifested on his face when he saw me before. Rammed deep into the wall, his empty eyes stared out at me, unfocused, unseeing.
And I was glad.
My mind was clear, joyful, filled with an insatiable love for what I had just done. Never again would those kinds of emotions stare me in the face, never again would vile thoughts like his invade my brain.
I turned around, ignoring the shocked stares of Salamence and Absol, and ran deep into the forest. I could be free now, free of any bonds, free to find a life of my own. The image of my trainer stuck inside the wall jumped into my mind, and I laughed, knowing that he would never be able to harm me again.
Reveling in my freedom, I ran and ran and ran, until fatigue finally caught up to me. Wasting all my energy on killing my trainer, had perhaps, not been the best of ideas—
Suddenly, I stopped. Killing my trainer? I…had killed him? Did that make me as bad as he was, a murderer?
No, that couldn't be. Killing him was necessary. By killing him, I had helped even Absol and Salamence escape from his evil grasps.
Walking up to a small pond to quench my thirst, I let another small smile grace my lips as I thought about the pleasure I had felt as my trainer died.
But as I lowered my head to take a drink, as I let my feelings flow over me, I saw my reflection in the water.
I saw one of the emotions that had frequently graced his face: the crazed joy when he had performed an act of naked rage.
And then I knew that I would never be free, for he had corrupted my very soul.
A/N: I had some major problems with getting her to a stupid pond without weird scene changing. xD
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