(AKA The official Yangverse drabble/flash fiction/microfiction/ficlet/what have you thread)
(Approved for posting by Bobandbill, thanks a ton!)
So hey! I thought this little number of a thread would be a good way to keep working with, tweaking, building on, and teasering stuff about my fanon essentially-hybrid-canon setting the Yangverse. The microstories in here will contain anything from expanding on certain already-introduced characters in short scenarios, expanding on the world a bit, teasering new characters and/or moments from potential future fics, and anything else I feel wouldn't merit a longer oneshot (or chapterfic for that matter) but still want to get out of my head. This thread will be posted sporadically as I get ideas for such stories.
To start, however, a fun suggestion by Spiteful Murkrow that I've been meaning to make a thing somehow, so here you go:
On a quiet day in a small house in Unova, a currently-human Reshiram woke up from a nap, yawned, and looked around. "...Where's everybody else? Hopefully they haven't gotten in troub-"
She was interrupted by a loud "Not again!" from Roger in another room. "...I should probably check that out."
She rushed into the house's living room and let out a sigh of relief to see Roger playing a video game on what he had told her was an "Super En-ee-ess." As she sat next to him to watch, she heard him grumble under his breath. "Cobaliondammned Lavos fight gets me every time..."
Reshiram blinked. "Lavos?"
Roger started at her suddenly speaking next to her, but then grew annoyed again gesturing to the screen. "This game's called Adamant Trigger. That thing on the screen is Lavos, evil space monster who wants to suck out all life on the planet after crashing in on a meteor - and puts up one hell of a boss fight."
Reshiram gazed at the pixelated monstrosity on the screen, her brow furrowing at it curiously. Roger furrowed his own brow at her. "...Something about the giant space pinecone Joltik get your attention?"
"Yes, actually," said Reshiram; "What you said about it coming in on a meteor, it sounded... familiar..."
Roger shrugged. "Tom said Lacunosa had a myth about Kyurem being like that, but he, you, and N all found out a lot of Lacunosan stuff about Kyurem was bullshit. Plus, Kyurem was part of the same dragon you and Zekrom were, right?"
"Yes..." said Reshiram, frowning. "Though, I don't remember much of what we were like before the split or how it happened... It's all a haze..."
Roger snickered. "Maybe you all are from space or something."
Reshiram didn't respond at first, instead thinking back to the dream she had had just before.
Falling, falling, you rip through the sky, flame surrounding you.
Before long you crash to the earth, ripping it to pieces and sending shockwaves throughout the land.
You lie still a very long time, until something deep in the earth feels the shockwaves, crawls, stalks, slithers, stomps toward you.
It digs its teeth, fingers, tendrils, claws into you and fills you with energy, strange and powerful, making you want to burst forth anew someway, somehow...
Reshiram shuddered, then covered it up with a forced chuckle. "Roger, don't be ridiculous. I'm the goddess of truth."
"...And as such I'm pretty sure the truth's more complicated than me being a glorified Lavos."