~Part Three Of The Forever Trilogy~

Chapter 12

Amazon Moon

August 10, 5000.

(Sapph's POV)

When we all split up to go searching for survivors of the bombing, guess who I was stuck with? Go ahead, guess. It was the last person I wanted to be alone with. The guy who I hated and loved at the same time. Yep, it was Gold.

Did they want to torture me or something?

I had released Tori and Tropi from their Poke Balls so they could help us. Gold had out Exploso and Pidgo. We had a plan all worked out. Tropi and Pidgo would carry the wounded to Tohjo Falls. They were our flying Pokemon, and would get there the fastest. Well, Skari could fly, too, but she wasn't strong enough to carry somebody who couldn't hold onto her.

This job was really depressing.

"Holy Ho-Oh! Sapph! Come here, quick!" came the startled voice of the Bane Of My Existence.

I stifled a grown, and Tori gave me a sympathetic look. I ran a hand through my hair, and stalked over to where he was standing, pointing at a dead body.

"Arceus, Gold, what is it now?" I snapped, very much not in the mood.

"It''s Tibbs!" he exclaimed, his gold eyes wide with shock. "He's...DEAD!"

I gasped, and looked down at the body. And yes, it was indeed Tibbs, the leader of the Resistance, the High Commander, the man who somehow had been a father to me ever since I had joined the rebel forces three years ago, the same time as Gold. I had wanted to be just like him.

And now my hero was dead.

I'm hardcore. I'm tough. I can kick ass and take names. Gore doesn't bother me at all. But seeing Jethro Tibbs laying there, dead, his body twisted in a unnatural position... made me lose it.

I couldn't breathe, I couldn't think, I couldn't move. Tears started pricking at my eyes, and I don't cry easily at all. I had to get out of here. Right now.

"We gotta tell Am... You know... what Tibbs said to him... about when he died..." My voice faded out.

Tropi returned, and saw me very much freaked out. I bolted, ignoring Gold's shouting at me, and my Pokemon's startled cries. I knew how to get to Tohjo Falls. I would be perfectly fine by myself. Maybe that's what I needed. To be alone.


(Goldy's POV)

I stared after Sapph ran off. Her Blaziken and Tropius ran after her. I was tempted to run after her, to try to make her feel better, but I stopped myself. We were having so many issues already. Would she even take me seriously? I sighed heavily, and glanced at my Typhlosion and Pidgeot.

"Girls... Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em," I sighed.

Exploso snorted, and rolled his eyes at me. "Typhlo."

"Guys, c'mon. Let's go find Grey or something," I said.

The two Pokemon grumbled and followed me as I headed towards the general direction Grey and Fiori had gone. I stuffed my hands into my jean pockets, and sighed again. I paused, and looked behind me. I sure hoped Sapph was all right...

Should I be scared that I was worried about Sapph? There must be something wrong with my brain. Seriously. Sapph drove me nuts.

I was rounding the corner of a large boulder that had fallen from Mount Silver when I heard the voices of my sister and Grey. I stopped, and smirked for a moment, deciding to eavesdrop. Hey, Fiori was my sister, and I wanted to know why she was always teaming up with emo Grey.

"She saved my life, Fiori."

"Yeah, so? She was a bitch to everyone but you."

Was? Were they talking about Scarlet?

"That doesn't mean she deserved to die."

"What? Do you mean you liked her or something?"

"Hell no. I went out with her once, and that was it. Besides, why do you care?"

Silence. Heh, he got her good. My big sister was hiding some secrets, eh?

I took that as my cue to waltz in. I walked around the boulder with Exploso by my side, and Pidgo flying above me. They both were startled to see me. I fought the urge to grin at them. I had to be serious now.

"Hey, I hope I'm not interrupting anything, but we've got a major problem," I said.

Grey sighed. "What now? And aren't you supposed to be with Sapph?"

"Um, yeah, but she left..."

"Oh, little bro, what did you do this time?" my sister sighed, shaking her head at me.

"Nothing!" I exclaimed. "It's who we found... dead..."

Grey frowned. "Who?"


Fiori gasped, while Grey's face just got a shocked expression. They did not see that coming at all. No one did. We were in major trouble without our leader. Was that Synis's goal in bombing Mount Silver? To get rid of the High Commander?

"Tibbs is dead?" Grey asked, probably just for confirmation.

I nodded. "Yes."

He sighed, and ran a hand through his hair. "All right. Well, that means Am is our leader now."

"WHAT?" shrieked Fiori.


(Sapph's POV)

It was late at night. I was pretty sure everyone was in Tohjo Falls now, and that was why I had returned. I didn't feel like walking inside the cave, though. I was kind of ashamed of my freak out over Tibbs's death. I still was not quite myself from the incident with Gold.

Would I ever get a break?

I had returned Tori and Tropi to their Poke Balls awhile ago. I was sitting on a rock that lined the shoreline outside of Tohjo Falls. It was peaceful, a good change from all the chaos we had endured today. I was so tired, but I couldn't go back to my friends. Not yet, anyways.

It was a cool night for summer, announcing that fall was on the way. That was exactly what we needed now. Not.

"Sapph! You're back!"

I jumped, startled. It was just Gold. I relaxed a little, and then glared at him. Ugh, what did he want now? To ruin my life more? Stupid feelings.

"Of course I am," I snapped. "What do you want, perv?"

He walked up to me, beside the rock. He hesitated a little before speaking. "Well, uh... I wanted to... Apologize..."

I blinked, startled. I never thought he'd ask for forgiveness. He was a stubborn mule... Just like I was. And him saying that made all my anger and tension dissipate. I was pretty sure my expression softened.

"I'm sorry for being such a jerk for the past month," he said. "I shouldn't have done that to you. I'm sorry, okay? Can we just... Go back to being friends or something?"

I was so happy hearing him say that, I slid off the rock, threw my arms around his neck, and hugged him tight. I obviously startled him, because he was slow to hugging me back.

"Thank you," I said into his shoulder. "I... forgive you." I pulled away from him. "But it took you long enough!"

He winced, sweatdropping. "Um, yeah. But, um, I've been thinking..."

I raised an eyebrow. "What?"

He flushed, and looked down at his feet. Okay, I was suspicious now. I backed away a little bit, frowning. What was he up to now? I was getting a little nervous. This could not be good. For me, anyways. Gold was up to something.

He fidgeted a bit, and then looked back up at me. "Sapph... I know you think I'm a perv and all... And I've messed with enough girls to be rightfully called that... But... I don't want to do that anymore."

"Okaaay," I said slowly. "And why are you telling me this?"

"Because... because I want to settle down... with you, Sapph. I like you... a lot..."

I stared at him. I stared at him. My face was heating up. He didn't just say that, did he? Was I hearing things? This was so not happening.

"Are... Are you serious?"

"Of course I am! I'm not a liar, like my dad, Sapph."

This really was happening.

I threw my arms around his neck again, and pressed my lips to his, acting on impulse. Unlike last time, however, I really did catch him by surprise, and knocked him down. He kissed me back. And it wasn't anything like I would have imagined kissing him would be like. He wasn't rough at all. It was simple and sweet.

It was perfect for my first kiss.

We broke apart, and I found myself breathless.

"I like you too, Gold," I said airily.

His handsome face broke into a ridiculous grin, and I laughed a little. Then his expression sobered.

"Man, I'm sorry for being such a jerk to you."

"Stop apologizing!" I exclaimed, and kissed him again.

Maybe things were about to get better.

Yeah, peoples! Amazonmoon is officially CANON! :DDDD

Yep, Tibbs is dead. You'll find out more why Grey said Am is now the leader later. :3

Also, if anyone noticed, Scarlet is dead as well.

I hope this helped reveal Sapph and Goldy's past before Nevermore some. We'll delve deeper into that later.

Wow. Nobody's gonna participate in the art contest? I've gotten NOTHING. Why do I even bother? *sigh*

I might try to do a Halloween special, but with my tight schedule, it probably won't happen. Life sucks that way.

Without further ado, go ahead and REVIEW! :D