Hello everyone, here I am, AmeNeko coming with another story! I got some positive reviews for my LethalAttractionShipping one-shot, so I thought it was time to post my chaptered fic. I hope you all enjoy it. Now, off we go! This story contains many different little references. Have fun finding them~!
Disclaimer; I don't own Pokémon, the majority of the characters in the story, and the majority of the characters in the Author's Notes. I only own Cat-Like and Salamance's personality (putting this story is redundant). Everything else is owned by their respected owners.
Ashen Lilies and Scarlet Parsley
A Pokémon Tale
Rated T for violence, mild language, romance, and hinted rape
Ash/Iris, Cilan/Burgundy, with minor Luke/Bianca and Oshawott/Emolga.
Fate is a funny thing. Think of it as a path, a long, winding, twisting road that's shadowed over up ahead, so you never know what's coming. Some things are good, some are surprising, some are…pretty nasty. The ones I've come across…ha, there are too many to count, to name, each turn sharper and more treacherous…They all have an ending as well. Some end beautifully, and despite the tears shed, the problems overcome are no more...yet others end at a cliff, where you tumble down, down, down, into the darkness...
But I'm getting ahead of myself, aren't I? I am here, for one purpose, and that's to give you a story. This one is of action…torture…sin…and…love too. All those wonderful…emotions…love, hate, anger, sadness, happiness, confusion, so rich and colorful…
There are some people in this dramatic tale. Who are they? Allow me to introduce you to them myself, though you may already be familiar with them. If you are, I'm not surprised.
Well, first, there's Cilan. He's come a long way. He has the most patience, skills, and eccentric nature I've ever seen. Then there's Burgundy. She appears a little later then the rest…she has a lot of spunk, if I do say so myself. Under all that fire, though, she's pretty sweet…quite unbelievable, if you've ever met her, face to face. Then there's Iris. She's brave, quick, and feisty, but caring too…she's cute in a daring way. There is also Ash. He seems to suffer so much…yet he's still alive and kicking. He has quite a lot of courage, endurance, and has a surprisingly crafty mind, and he can be obnoxious, too…
Oh? Who am I, you ask? Silly me, I forgot about introducing myself.
I am called Forever. I am everything and I am nothing. I am the clouds in the sky, the wind on your face, like breath itself. I am everywhere and nowhere. But do not be alarmed. It has always been that way. I stumbled upon this…incident from another world, quite different from the one you so happily resign in now. I was drawn by…the emotions, so many wonderful emotions…I became immune of such things eons ago…so I strive for them, search for them. I can show you the memory, this account that is begging to be told. Even when it gets frightening, do not be afraid, for I will be with you, during every amount of bloodshed, love, hate, betrayal, confusion…
Are you ready? Let's start at the best place to commence in anything…the beginning.
Me; Now doesn't that look professional?
Bernkastel; That was pointless.
Me; It's called a drabble prologue. Notes!
Forever is based on the character from Arjen Luccasen's music album Ayreon; Journey Into the Electric Castle (Its really good; I highly suggest you listen to it. But that's beside the point). Forever is the character that leads the heroes to the castle, dropping hints and narration with every new place. He is actually somewhat annoying to me in the album (but his voice is amaaazing), so I toned it down in this story. Basically, he's the presenter of my crap. Except he doesn't give you a pointless introduction each time. Call him the butler of my mind palace, if you must.
I hope I hyped you guys up for Chapter One. Bye for now!