Author's Note: The only time I will feel obliged to do this. Welcome to BOOK II of THE CHOSEN TRILOGY. Expect many twists and turns along the way of this roller coaster. For those of you who have returned, welcome back. To you newbies, welcome and read below so you don't have to go through all 90,000+ words of the last story. Now, some quick notes before we move on: 1) As some of you may know, a new story arc for the anime was announced to start airing in the fall. I will not pick up that even though my trilogy will not be finished by then. This is because we won't have a proper translation and…well, see below, it pretty much shows that this takes place right after DP. 2)I have immense respect for the Pokemon fandom and even more respect for you, my past reviewers. Thanks to you we were able to get 83 reviews on the last story. Let's shoot for 100+ this time. Now…without further ado it's…

DISCLAIMER: I do not own Pokemon nor any of its characters. I own this plot and that is it.

WARNING: This story will contain Pokeshipping, Contestshipping, Penguinshipping, one-sided Pearlshipping, ending Rocketshipping, Blushshipping and…I think I've exhausted…oh, wait, Richie/Melody pairing.





In BOOK I of THE CHOSEN TRILOGY, THE ROCKET FOUR, Ash Ketchum and his friends Misty Waterflower, Brock, Dawn, May, and Max, along with Jessie, James and Meowth of Team Rocket lead an attack on Team Rocket Headquarters, taking Giovanni into custody in the year 2004. One year later on September 7th, a letter arrives at the Viridian City police station with a red letter R on it. Officer Jenny then calls Mr. Goodshow of the Pokemon League, looking for Ash Ketchum, who wins the Silver Conference that day (while also meeting his rival Paul). However, that evening, one of the Rocket Four capture Jenny. Ash Ketchum, now fifteen, sees Ho-oh flying off towards Sinnoh but disregards it in favor of going to Viridian City. There Ash and Brock both discover a letter from a group known as the Rocket Four in lyrical verse, calling Ash out. At the same moment, Misty Waterflower battles Barry of Twinleaf Town, beating him in an official gym battle. However, when she leaves she meets Ash himself. However, Ash turns out to be Brody, a former member of Team Magma, now a member of the Rocket Four. Misty is saved by Richie, who is currently traveling through the Kanto region on a quest to defeat the Battle Frontier.

In Viridian, Ash and Brock hear this and go with Jenny to Cerulean City, narrowly saving both Richie and Misty while Brody escapes. The entire group of five people return to the Cerulean police station where another clue has arrived. Soon, however, Max calls saying that his parents and sister have been kidnapped. The group goes over to Petalburg City, where Max recently came to after starting his Pokemon Journey where yet another clue is found indicating that Dawn has been kidnapped from Slateport City. Once more, all of them head over there and manage to find the clue that evening but are unable to figure it out. That night, Ash sees a dream of the Alpha Pokemon, Arceus, in ruins like the Spear Pillar reciting the Shamouti Prophecy.

The next morning, the 9th, Jenny ends up figuring out the clue, as it refers to a building set to be demolished in Saffron City. All of them go there and find May, Dawn, and Max's parents in the building. Unbeknownst to them however, the whole thing is a trap and Vicious (the Iron Masked Marauder) of the Rocket Four, along with Domino read their memories in order to find the locations of the legendaries. After this, the Rocket Four lay low. Two days later, on the 11th, Gary Oak arrives in Pallet Town to spend time with his grandfather. Soon after that, Riley of the Aura Guardians arrives and speaks with Ash regarding his destiny as the Chosen One. On the next day, Ash leaves on his own with Riley to Spear Pillar where he meets Arceus again who has the intention of training him to use aura.

On the 13th, Ash begins his training to use aura and manages to produce his first aura sphere by the end of the day whilst also discovering a cavern deep within Mount Coronet. On that very same day, the Rocket Four launches the next phase of their plan, shutting down all computers while depositing a lone e-mail at Professor Oak's laboratory. That evening, Maxie, the former leader of Team Magma, arrives in Pallet Town looking for Ash. He makes contact with Ash's friends at Ash's house the next day and provides them useful information regarding the Rocket Four's plan to capture the legendaries. Hearing of the virus plaguing Professor Oak they head over to the lab where Maxie cracks the encrypted e-mail with the password REVERSE. There they receive another riddle which leads them to New Island where they encounter Saturn of Team Galactic, who is now the leader of the Rocket Four. Saturn reveals to have caught Latias and then delivers the next clue regarding Mount Pyre in the Hoenn region. At this moment, Ash enters the Coronet Cavern and loses track of Pikachu. As he looks for his Pokemon, he encounters visions of a young blue haired boy in Sunyshore City but has no idea who he is. Meanwhile, Pikachu sees visions of war on the horizon…

On the 15th of September Jessie, James, and Meowth depart for Goldenrod City for Jessie's next Pokemon contest. However, along the way, they are attacked by Domino of the Rocket Four. Jessie escapes but James and Meowth are blasted off by Rayquaza, landing somewhere in Johto before falling unconscious. At the same time, Maxie, Brock and the others confront Brody on Mount Pyre who summons Groudon. Groudon opens an abyss into which Maxie falls and perishes. Ash Ketchum continues his training of aura.

Three days later, Brock and the others, now having Maxie's assets left to them, make their way to Shamouti to stop the Rocket Four. There they meet Melody and Richie falls in love with her almost instantly. However, they are unable to stop the Rocket Four who then destroy Shamouti. In the meantime, Paul is traveling through Johto but upon encountering Saturn, angrily battles him and loses. He attempts to stop Saturn from running off, but his rash action ends up landing him in a coma. Team Rocket finds him and takes him to the nearby hospital in Ecruteak City. Reggie arrives soon after to take care of his comatose brother. During all this, Ash enters the darkest cavern of Mount Coronet where he sees all of his friends dying to some nameless force. Unable to take the carnage, Ash faints.

Having seen that Ash has not returned by the 20th, Pikachu orders a rescue plan to save Ash, and the Pokemon do so successfully. Ash then speaks with Arceus about the prophecy and visions he had in the cave(here revolving around the burning of the Burned Tower and his ancestor, as well as of Kyogre, Mount Coronet and a battle) and learns that war is on the horizon and that nothing Ash does can stop also learns that he is not afraid of death from the visions that he had in the cave before he then resolves to meet with his friends who battle Vicious of the Rocket Four that very same day, having left Richie behind on Shamouti. They defeat Vicious, although Brody captures Celebi, and return him to the authorities. However, they are forced to stay in Arborville for that night since their Pokemon are gravely injured. The next day Ash finds them in Arborville and they all get themselves caught up to speed. The situation changes however when Giovanni is broken out of jail by Brody and a stone is activated to give power to all Pokemon caught with the Rocket Four's pokeballs.

With this power, the Rocket Four capture Mewtwo before confronting Ash in Arborville on the 22nd. A battle ensues and Domino is captured in the afternoon before the group follows Saturn to Mount Coronet. Saturn, Brody, and Giovanni destroy most of the aura guardians but are stymied by the blocks cordoning off Spear Pillar. Ash and his friends catch up to them early in the morning on the 23rd and do battle with Brody who they capture. However, he merely laughs stating "You have no idea what you've started…" Misty, May, and Max take Brody to the police outside Mount Coronet. In the meanwhile, Ash, Brock, and Dawn confront Saturn and Giovanni. However, when Saturn's stone begins to go haywire, Ash sacrifices himself to contain the explosion.

As the 24th comes, Brock and his friends leave the police station near Mount Coronet for Pallet Town, telling Delia Ketchum about her son's death. They then split off: May goes to Sinnoh, Misty back to Cerulean, and Max, Brock, and Dawn travel together to Hoenn. Meanwhile, the legendaries return home, Reggie watches over his brother; James and Meowth begin their search for Jessie and a blonde haired boy treks into Mount Silver alone. What is to become of a world without Ash Ketchum, the Chosen One? What was the meaning behind Brody's words? For a world that had experienced the wrath of Teams Rocket, Aqua, Magma, and Galactic, as well as the Rocket Four, the true story is only beginning…

Author's Note: Just a synopsis, but still…read on for more story…real story…story you don't know. You can review this if you want, helpful of course. And yes, I like dates. Dare to Be Silly.