Time to finish it up. Here's the Epilogue.
EPILOGUE: And Peace At Last
A few weeks have passed since Maria was defeated by Rich. For the location of their wedding, Rich and Anabel chose a chapel nestled in a beautiful corner of Sootopolis City. That is where we rejoin the story.
The chapel was in a lightly-populated section of Sootopolis. It was a venerable old building, old but still beautiful with its wood structure and tall bell tower. Out in front of it was a large lake that connected to the famous Sootopolis lagoon. Waiting in front were Steven, Ashley and Jimmy along with Rich's twin brother Wallace and their teacher, an older mustached man named Juan. All were dressed in formal wear.
"Ah, I grow tired of waiting...." Juan said. "I wish they'd hurry it up."
"Be patient," Steven responded. "We haven't anywhere to go even if we did leave."
"He's always been like that," Wallace whispered to Steven. "When Rich and I studied with him, he'd always chew Rich out if he was late to a lesson."
"What did you just say?!"
"Uh, nothing! Nothing, teacher, Mr. Juan, teacher!"
"I thought so." Juan was smug.
"So anyway....." Ashley broke the awkward silence. "What were the plans for the reception again?"
"Miror B. went to prepare them," Jimmy answered. "He's supposed to be arrangin' a disco dance party for us down at the Sootopolis branch of Club Sugar. Finally, I'm gonna get to show ya all my brilliant dance steps!"
The heavy wooden doors of the chapel opened. Ein and Venus, also formally dressed, came out first. They were followed by Rich and Anabel, the former in a blue tuxedo and the latter in a white wedding dress. They were accompanied by legendary Pokémon---Jirachi on Rich's shoulder, Celebi on Anabel's.
"It's done," Rich announced proudly. "I now introduce you to....Anabel Linda Mistbloom!!"
There were several handshakes among the group, then Jirachi and Celebi floated off into the air and faced them.
"It's time now.......Celebi and I must be leaving."
"Cele bii bii."
"Thank you, Jirachi," Anabel said gratefully. "You and Celebi helped us greatly."
"Oh, and I almost forgot this."
Rich popped a Poké Ball off his belt and opened it. Lugia appeared in a flash of light and roared loudly.
"Lugia.....you go back home to Diamond Rock now, or whereever your home really is. Thank you for all your help, all of you. We could've never done it without you."
Lugia growled, then used its psychic powers to create a flute in the form of a seashell. It then floated the flute to Rich.
"What is this?"
Jirachi floated forth.
"It's a gift from Lugia. A shell flute.....if you ever need Lugia's aid again, just play it and Lugia will come to your help."
"Okay. Thank you, Lugia."
"Goodbye, Rich and Anabel. You two seem so happy together.....that makes me happy, too."
All three legendary Pokémon turned and flew away.
"Goodbye..........now, Rich, we've got a party to go to!"
"Indeed, this whole day will be rather fun. Let's go, everyone!"
And so thus ends our tale. Rich and Anabel are now married, and neither could be happier. As for the others......
Steven and Ashley have become two of Ein's closest aides at the Battle Tower lab, where he and Venus are purifying the Shadow Pokémon.
Miror B. is still the Tower Superstar and continues to dazzle audiences with his flamboyant outfits and dance steps.
Jimmy also still works at the Battle Tower, but he administrates the Battle Bingo and Battle Sim games now.
Prof. Ivy worked with Ein and Orre's Prof. Krane on an improved Purify Chamber to accelerate the purification process.
Bloomfield was elected governor of Sapphire Isle, taking the role of Supreme Chancellor from Lawrence.
Ron and the news team now work for the World News Network. Brick's still the weatherman, Champ the sports reporter, Brian the reporter in the field, and yes, they all are still staying classy.
Prof. Becker and Russ have won acclaim through the scientific community for their research on the ancient city of Diamondopia.
As for all the villains......Nascour had taken data from all of Enigma Shadow's computers secretly. With this data, all the highest ranking members of the organization and many of the peons have since been arrested.
This is the end of but one chapter in the story of the lives of Rich and Anabel, and all of the others. Their stories, like all others, will continue being written for years to come.
"Pokémon XD: Enigma Shadow"
A Butler Empire Films production
in association with SPPf Fan Fiction
Wayne Grayson: Rich, Butler, Gorigan, adtl. voices
Rachael Lillis: Anabel, Jamie, Jessie, adtl. voices
Veronica Taylor: May, Ashley, Lucy
Eric Stuart: Steven, Miror B., James, Brandon, adtl. voices
Ben Stein: Ein
Julie Bowen: Venus, Lovrina
John Travolta: Jimmy
Skip Lackey: Adio
Christopher McDonald: Tucker, Snattle, adtl. voices
Kayzie Rogers: Prof. Ivy
Neil Stewart: Lawrence
David Prowse: Dakim
Rudy Guliani: Governor Bloomfield
Christopher Lee: Spenser
Will Ferrell: Ron Burgundy, adtl. voices
Steve Carell: Brick, adtl. voices
David Koechner: Champ
Paul Rudd: Brian
Fred Willard: Harken, adtl. voices
Christina Applegate: Karen
Ted Danson: Prof. Becker
James Earl Jones: Nascour
Tony Danza: Noland
Diana Rigg: Victoria/Parfrida
Megan Hollingshead: Dianne, adtl. voices
Frida Lyngstad: Queen Shadow Maria
---Featuring the Music of---
The Bee Gees
Polar Records and Benny Andersson: Music
Asylum Records: Music
2004-2006, Butler Empire Films
And that's a wrap!