I’d like to thank my friend, DP479, for helping me with a description of Giovanni and Mewtwo. I’d also like to thank him personally for allowing me to use his Zapdos description, for editing the prologue and giving me ideas.
Chapter 1: The Adventure Begins
Chapter 2: Talk of Sinnoh
Chapter 3: Josephine's First Battles
Chapter 4: Insanity
Chapter 5: A Rocky Start
Chapter 6: Mt. Moon and Beyond
A Team Rocket Admin named Ross stood in a darkened room. The room had steel walls; on the right side of the room was a large cherry wood desk, and behind the desk stood a man. The man standing before Ross was a tall, mysterious individual with neat black hair. Dressed formally in a black suit, he had a triumphant smirk on his clean-cut face. In an intimidating voice with a distinct Italian accent, he proceeded to tell his subordinate about Team Rocket’s latest victory as he pressed a button hidden by the darkness. A small clicking noise was heard, and light burst forth from the ceiling light, revealing a huge sphere made up of sizzling red energy beams.
A gigantic bird, of a brilliant yellow colour, stood inside the force field. Its sizeable, sharply pointed wings were wrapped around its body, as it was in a confined space. Its body wore many scars and bruises, evidence of the horrible punishment that it received after its capture. The normally regal creature had nowhere to move within its tiny prison. Its head was just as jagged and pointed as its wings, with two thin, black eyes and a long, slender beak. It stood there, hardly moving, as if all of its power had been drained out of it. Those eyes, which would normally have a determined look, instead wore a defeated expression, and it appeared that the avian Pokèmon’s thin legs and talons could give out at any time. On occasion, however, electric sparks could be seen shooting from its body.
“This is the legendary Zapdos,” Giovanni gloated. “It is the key to disturbing the balance of power between the three birds, the other two being Articuno and Moltres. With the balance of power disrupted, the world will be easier to conquer.”
Deep in the Viridian Forest, the wind moaned like a wounded beast. Gathering speed, it ripped through the dark forest, shredding young flowers and plants to pieces. Above the forest, the evening sky darkened as the heavy underbellies of the clouds tumbled into a chaotic stampede of black and leaden grey. Lightning scarred the skies and thunder boomed out, like the sound of mountains cracking from peak to base. Leaves showered widespread as the trees, inside the forest, shook their heads, goaded by the gale into an insane dance.
The large Pokèmon stood on its hind legs and stared at the human intently. Despite some obvious feline-like features, this light-purple coloured creature looked… unnatural, somehow. It was more than its dark purple tail that seemed to flow seamlessly into its lower torso, and more than the tube-like appendage running from the back of its head to its upper back. Those menacing, enraged eyes told it all – this creature’s level of anger and hatred was too high for it to have a natural Pokèmon heart.
The tall man stood rather calmly, watching the man made clone’s every move. The middle of his face, below the temple and above the mouth, was covered by a black mask, while he kept his brown hair tied up in a ponytail. As for his outfit, he wore a white shirt and tan trousers, having a dark brown jacket covering his shirt. But he usually kept the jacket open to expose his shirt as well.
“Mewtwo, what do you want?” Garrett Byrne asked.
“More than you could dare to imagine, human,” Mewtwo spoke telepathically, his deep voice thick with anger. “I wish to start a Pokèmon-human war… and in some ways, it has already started.”
“In time you will see,” the Pokèmon replied.
Seeing that the sun was just starting to peek over the canopy of the trees, Garrett walked out the gates of the forest and to the outskirts of Viridian City, while Mewtwo levitated into the air and shot towards the Cerulean Cave like a bullet.
“A Pokèmon-human war?” Garrett muttered out loud, as he arrived at Viridian. “I wonder… why? Why would Mewtwo want to start a war? Kanto’s only just gotten over the last war. Does it have something to do with the strange disappearance of Zapdos?”
In a large brick red city-style house in the small town of Pallet, an obnoxious red haired teenage girl was just getting out of her bed, unaware that her upcoming journey would be fraught with more than its fair share of dangerous situations.