Chapter 3: It All Begins

The voice sounded like it was coming from everywhere. Not even Amethyst could find the location of the voice. "Amethyst, go find that person." I whispered to him. He nodded and disappeared. I waited there for a while. I didn't hear a noise or anything. A few seconds later a scream… No, wait, was that a laugh? Whatever it was it came from the top of the building behind me so I turned around to see who it was. It was some girl with green hair, green eyes, and two pink flowers in her hair. She was petting Amethyst, so I take it she was laughing.

"Excuse me Miss? What are you doing up there?" I questioned looking up at her.

"My name isn't Miss! It's Gracia! And I'm looking out for shadow Pokémon!" She answered.

"Ummmm… Shadow what now?" I asked probably with a confused look on my face.

"You're very silly to be walking around if you don't know what shadow Pokémon are! And it doesn't seem like your Ghastly here is ready to battle any shadow Pokémon!" Gracia stated.

"Well of course he isn't. We have no idea what a shadow Pokémon is." I commented.

"I guess I'll have to tell you! Th… Uh-oh! We can't talk here!" Gracia said as she came down from the building. Someone came up from behind me.

"You're going to lead them right to us" A voice said. I tried to turn around to see who it was, but I felt something hit me in the back of my head and then i blacked out. What was going on here?

I don't know how long past until I woke up, but it felt like someone took off my right glove.

"Uncle Kazzy! I think you killed him! He's not waking up!" I heard Gracia yell.

"It's Kazan, not Kazzy. I thought I'd only have to deal with Rai coming up with nicknames for me. And I did that so he wouldn't lead the shadow Pokémon where we were stationed." Kazan replied. So I take it they took me to another place. I started waking up.

"He's waking up! Thank goodness!" Gracia cheered.

"Where am i…? And… What's on my hand…?" I asked looking at my palm.

"This is our secret base, for the moment they can't sense you down here. And that mark is very special. It has the power to seal the path ways into these secret areas." Kazan stated.

"What are you talking about?" I questioned looking at them like they were crazy.

"The black patches you saw were the human side falling into this side! And that's because the shadow Pokémon are causing it to happen! But both sides will be destroyed if that continues! So in order to prevent it you have to go around and use your mark to seal the two main areas in each region! It's pretty easy! And only you can do it!" Gracia explained.

"You're not ready to do anything like that yet. You're Ghastly is only on level 5, so you need to train first." Kazan said.