No I'm not dead. I'm still here... in spirit. *Shot*

Anyways, I finally finished it. IDK, I just felt inspired to write this today. So I scrapped what I originally planned and wrote this within a couple hours.

I used Alicia instead of Alice, because there is so few stories about Alicia, and many about Alice. I know someone's written on about Alicia on here, though. I can't remember what it's called, title included something about a garden, but it also inspired this songfic a little too.

And remember to review please, I worked hard on it! Even if you just tell me that you liked it (Although a little more thought would be apriciated).

Disclamer- I do not own Pokemon, which belongs to the Pokemon company, or the song Leave out all the Rest, which belongs to Linkin Park.


Leave Out All The Rest

"Darkrai… Come on sleepyhead. Wake up!"

I opened my eyes slowly, adjusting to the light. Normally only awake during the night, it always hurts when I get woken up during the day. But that didn't really matter to me.

I dreamed I was missing

You were so scared

Standing right beside me, was a little girl, no older than six. She was smiling.

But no one would listen

'Cause no one else cared

I doubt anyone who knew of me, not even Arceus, could have known that I would have befriended a human. But I did. This little girl was the first living being to help me in a long time. She is one of the closest friends I have ever had.

Her name is Alicia.

After my dreaming

I woke with this fear

"So Darkrai, did you have a good sleep?" She asked, the wide smile still directed at me.

I told her I did, but I was lying. I didn't have a good sleep, because I had a dream. I had the same dream every time I slept for the past week now. I knew it was a dream of the future.

And in the future, time and space will collide, and Alamos town will be in the thick of it.

What am I leaving

When I'm done here?

I have no idea when it will happen, not even if it would happen in a few days, years, or centuries. I do not know if Alicia would even be alive at the time. In truth, I hope she won't. The battle between Palkia and Dialga… I don't want her to witness that. She hates it when I get hurt.

So if you're asking me

I want you to know

I don't want her to see me die.

When my time comes

Forget the wrong that I've done

If I had received the dream at any other time, I wouldn't have done anything to help. Humans were a violent race. Who cares if they're wiped out? They all despised me. That's the way I used to think. But then…

Help me leave behind some

Reasons to be missed

But then I met Alicia. She was young, innocent, she knew no better than to help a Pokémon in pain. But if it weren't for her…

I never would have cared.

And don't resent me

And when you're feeling empty

Keep me in your memory

That is why I helped. I relayed the dream to some people I knew who could change what I saw. This garden is my home, and I plan to protect it, and the people who care for it.

Leave out all the rest, leave out all the rest

Even if it kills me.

Don't be afraid

I've taken my beating

I've shed but I'm me

I was put into a role I couldn't get out of. To keep the balance, Arceus created a being of darkness and nightmares. My whole purpose in life is to give people nightmares, so people can have dreams, and to be the dark, so people can see the light. I used to think that this was a noble role.

But because of it, I became despised.

I'm strong on the surface

Not all the way through

People thought of me as a monster, and over time, I became one. I became the monster under children's beds, and the worst fear of countless generations.

I've never been perfect

But neither have you

I have done things I am not proud of, everyone has. But my sins run deeper than most.

So if you're asking me

I am a being of darkness.

I want you to know

But she showed me the light.

When my time comes

Forget the wrong that I've done

When I die, I don't want to be remembered as a monster.

Help me leave behind some

Reasons to be missed

If Alicia is still here when it happens, I pray to Arceus that it is out of her lifetime, then I hope that she tells people the truth. That I died protecting my home.

Don't resent me

And when you're feeling empty

Keep me in your memory

Alicia… if your still alive when I'm gone, remember me. Don't let me, the me I showed to you, the me who learned to love, be forgotten.

Leave out all the rest, leave out all the rest

Just leave out all the rest.

Forgetting all the hurt inside

You've learned to hide so well

"So Alicia, did you have a good day today?" I asked, my concern-filled eyes still directed at her.

She told me she did, but I knew she was lying. Ever since the rest of Alamos town learned of me, they were outraged. They wanted me gone. Alicia was foolish enough to try to defend me.

Ever since then, she has been mocked and scorned.

Pretending someone else can come

And save me from myself

I wish I could do something to help. I know that if I try to defend her, the jeering against her would just get worse. I know that everything must be too hard for such a young girl to handle.

And yet…

She puts up with it, and still tries to defend me.

I can't be who you are

It seems that I'm not the only one suffering.

When my time comes

Alicia…

Forget the wrong that I've done

When I die…

Help me leave behind some

I want you to know…

Reasons to be missed

That I would die…

Don't resent me

Again and again…

And when you're feeling empty

If it meant…

Keep me in your memory

That I was protecting you.

Leave out all the rest, leave out all the rest

After everything you've done for me…

Forgetting all the hurt inside

My only wish…

You've learned to hide so well

Is that I wasn't causing you so much pain.

Pretending someone else can come

I've never cared for anyone as much as you.

And save me from myself

All I want to say…

I can't be who you are

Alicia…

I can't be who you are

Thank you.