I rotated the Poke Balls continuously in my hands. They were both a bright purple, with a giant "M" on the front. Master Balls. They were both inhabited by two Pokemon - Xerneas and Yveltal. Xerneas, the pure fairy type, said to bring light and hope to all who see it. Yveltal, the dark and flying type, said to bring hatred and despair to all. It was a scary thought that I was going to have to control them both carefully, making sure they never fought again. But, would they be able to cope living together? Only time would tell.
"Legendaries of Kalos, you suffered a lot, but now you pain is over," I whispered gently to the pair. They couldn't reply, but I knew they'd heard me.
"You did it... You actually...did it, Serena..." said a voice from behind me.
I slowly turned around to see Calem and Shauna standing behind me.
"I always knew you could!" enthused Shauna, over the moon that I had managed it.
"I didn't know you guys were there," I admitted, worried they might have heard me talking to the legendaries.
"I called the others. They should be here soon," Calem informed me.
I nodded. I wasn't in the mood for chat. I reached into my bag and produced six Poke Balls. I released the Pokemon, and out came my Delphox, Talonflame, Blastoise, Simisage, Raichu and Lucario.
"Thank you all so much. I could never have done it without you." I smiled, lowering myself so my eyes were directly across from theirs.
They smiled and let out their cries. Slowly, I stood back up and threw the Master Balls in the air. Both legendaries materialized before our eyes. Confused, they stared at each other, not sure what to make of the other.
"It's alright. We're all friends now." Again, I smiled encouragingly. Xerneas and Yveltal found it in them to smile back.
"No...way..." gasped a familiar voice behind me.
I saw that Professor Sycamore had just entered the room. He seemed just as shocked as I did when I first saw them. They were extraordinary beings, and the mere glimpse of them never faded from one's memory.
"Did you...catch them?" he asked, inquisitively.
"Uh-huh! Yep, she did! Serena was amazing out there! Her Pokemon were like, "BAM, BAM!" and she was like, "Go, Master Ball!" and the legendaries were like, "Roar, roar!"" Shauna bounced up and down, excitedly recounting the events of the past few minutes.
"That's incredible! You really are something special, you know that?" Sycamore grinned at me. "Make sure to stop by my office later - I have a surprise for you, Serena! As for me, I must return. I have to help Clemont sort out the trouble in Lumiose City. Stop by when you're ready." With that, the Professor walked back up the stairs.
Shauna, Calem and I walked slowly back up the stairs, too. None of us had any clue what to say, so we stayed silent. It was extremely awkward. By the time we reached the top, I was eager to get away.
"Well, you can't keep the Professor waiting. You go, Serena. We'll take care of things here," Calem said to me.
"Okay. Give Tierno and Trevor my thanks for all their effort," I replied wearily. I was in no mood to visit the Professor now, but anything was better than the silence here. Calem nodded in response, and that was my signal to reach for my Talonflame's Poke Ball.
But, instead, my hand was strangely drawn to Yveltal's Master Ball. He obviously wanted to come out, so he was using his manipulating aura to make me grab his ball. The second he appeared, Yveltal prepared for me to jump on his back. He obviously wanted to fly me.
"Well... Alright then. See you guys later," I said, climbing onto Yveltal's back. Then we were soaring through the skies.
It was a little while before I reached the lab, but when I did, something felt wrong. Nobody was there, but I continued inside and up the elevator to the third floor. When I got there, something felt strange. The elevator locked behind me, blocking me in. There was no escape.
I walked round the corner to the Professor's desk. He was there, sitting on his chair, facing the window.
"Um... Professor? I'm here," I called tentatively.
"Serena, glad you could make it." The Professor smirked at me.
"Is something the matter?" I asked. He never normally acted like this.
"Oh... Nothing. Just wanted to have a chat, that's all." He stood, still baring his teeth like a wolf after its prey, then walked slowly over to me.
Then, he pounced.