[ xxxx ] = An action, e.g. fade to black
abcdefg = the image on the screen
= a character talking.
*I'd also like to mention that any words said are meant to echo through the scene that they follow unless said otherwise.
[Starts off Black]
****ailer music begins (0:00 to 0:14)]
A small, suburban town caught in a drizzle appears on the screen, a forest outlining its edges. The screen focuses on a sign saying "Welcome to New Bark Town - Winds of A New Beginning."
The scene changes to a sixteen year old kid shimmying down a pine tree in the middle of a rain storm in order to escape his house.
A pretty young blonde girl with a camera grins and snaps a photo of her Chikorita, looking at Zach and another boy with a look of utmost joy.
Another sixteen year old guy with dark brown hair gets on his knees and looks into tall grass, intensely curious.
As the music gets more upbeat, Zach, Ashley and Duncan all look at each other in amazement as they stare at the pokeball in each of their hands.
The scene changes to them walking out of New Bark Town, waving farewell as Professor Elm, three of his aides and Zach's worried-looking Mother stand in a line waving good-bye to them as they set off on their journey.
****ailer music continues (0:14 to 0:27)]
A beautiful blonde woman (Greed) stares out at Goldenrod City from a destroyed office, rain and thunder pouring down on the unsuspecting city.
"Zach... You'll regret the day decided to pick a fight with me. I'll make you suffer for this."
Zach, Ashley and Duncan all get up out of their sleeping bags in the morning, staring in horror at a concrete wall near them.
"Zach, I'm sixteen years old..."
Scrawled across it in red are the words "Do you think it's funny letting my Darkrai tell you my secrets?"
The scene cuts to Ashley looking at Zach next to a fireplace, tears rolling down her cheeks.
"I... I don't want to die."
(a montage of events occur in succession from 0:28 to 0:58 in the song)
A police van explodes on one side, a young man (Wrath) crawling out from its depths and escaping the fire.
Zach watches as a shadow escapes from a forest and zooms towards him as he makes his way along a New Bark Town side-walk, shaping into a Darkrai and holding its hand out towards him as Zach falls backwards trying to get away.
Greed walks down the middle of the street as a city burns, an evil look in her eyes as screams fill the air and people run around frantically trying to get out of the way.
Zach then finds himself standing at a line of trees in the night rain in Violet City, no one in sight but himself and the Darkrai emerging from the line of trees. His body crumples to the street beneath him as the creature moves towards him for the kill, its piercingly blue eye staring at him through the night.
"Do you think I want to be like this?! To see that thing wherever I go?! "
As Zach fights Falkner darkness begins to overwhelm the gym and take over his vision, making him fall to the ground and scream in horror.
"I'd rather be out there training my Pokemon, or gossiping about gym leaders, or, God, even battling!
Greed gets on top of him, withdrawing a knife and as he kicks her off, the room goes back to normal and a beautiful, black-haired woman (Prue) is holding her stomach in agony, the kick having hit her.
"But no. I have to go out there and get called a lunatic by everyone I know and love... Again."
****ailor music from 0:58 to 1:06 plays during the following scenes]
The shadows envelop Duncan in a grove of trees, the blue eye staring down at him through the darkness as his eyes roll into the back of his head.
Ashley and Zach both race to his side, Zach picking up his limp body and screaming in horror as he realizes what happened to his friend.
Duncan appears on the screen alone in a world of darkness, looking around madly for other people.
****ailor music from 1:06 to 1:14 plays during the following scenes]
"If it's answers you're looking for, I'm not your girl."
Prue appears on the screen, holding Zach against her as her voice echoes across the scene.
An old man's hand falls to the ground lifelessly, the rest of his body out of sight, as the drink in his hand pours out across an elegant red rug.
"All I can offer you is my support..."
The scene goes back to Prue and Zach.
A young blonde-haired woman in a test tube's eyes shoot open, a cruel look in her eyes.
Prue stares into the camera with a knowing look in her eyes as Zach sobs into her torso.
"...And my respect."
****ailor music from 1:13 to 1:28 plays.]
"We were never meant to survive this from the beginning."
Zach looks around wildly as he stands in the middle of a city, all the people around him collapsed on the ground, unconscious.
"All that we've been through, all that we've lost... It was for nothing."
He turns around in circles in a world of darkness, twisted, evil versions of his friends and family staring back at him with murder in their eyes.
"We've lost everything to those people - they've taken us over, body and souls."
Ashley looks on lifelessly as she walks out of the ocean, a drenched, bloody wedding dress clinging to her body as water drips off of her and the bloody butcher knife she holds firmly in her right hand.
"Now all that's left is to run and hope to God that we can get away in time."
Duncan stands in front of a burning building, a mixture of fear and horror in his eyes as a burnt dead woman walks up behind him, running her blackened hand down his cheek and whispering into his ear.
****ailor music from 1:28 to 1:42 plays.]
"But we can get through this. We have everything we need to survive."
Zach holds his mother's arms as they look at each other, desperately thinking of what to do.
Ashley embraces Duncan tightly as she sobs uncontrollably.
Prue hugs her sister Paige tightly as they both squeeze their eyes shut.
"They have their forces. They have their unmatchable strength."
Greed stares at the camera with a maniacal smile, Wrath at her side as a town burns behind them.
Team Rocket grabs Ashley from behind and begins to drag her into a cave.
A brown-haired woman (Piper) falls to her knees, gazing at a burning building as she covers her mouth and screams, crying uncontrollably with her sister Paige at her side.
"But there's one thing stronger in this world than them..."
Zach and a blond-haired boy, Zane, swing together on a swing-set as children.
A teenaged girl named Svetlana bends over a grave with tears in her eyes.
Duncan drags Zach out of a burning building, coughing and wheezing.
"...And that's us."
Zach stands in a field, Ashley, Duncan, the aides, and others at his side as they gaze sternly at the camera.
[Screen fades to black; Trailor music from 1:42 to 2:13 plays at the start of the next scene]
A Pokemon Research Lab explodes into a plume of fire as Zach watches in shock from the street;
Prue is grabbed by a member of Team Rocket from behind and kicks one near-by in the stomach, jumping up and choking him with her legs and knocking him down to the ground;
Greed stands in front of Zach with a knife in her hand, licking the blade with her tongue as she tilts her head and stares at him innocently, slowly walking towards him;
A Gengar and a Tyranitar shoot balls of energy at each other, the two beams hitting each other and swelling before exploding in the middle of a battlefield and tearing a building apart;
Ashley struggles desperately against the hold of two members of Team Rocket as they hold a knife to her throat;
Zach falls to his knees in a forest, choking as Darkrai hovers over him with its hand resting over the top of Zach's head;
Duncan falls back against a wall, running his hands through his hair and screaming into the night as he slides down it;
Ashley collapses to the ground beneath her in her bloody wedding dress;
Piper collapses to the ground in the night as she walks through a forest;
Duncan, knelt on the ground, screams and tries desperately to run towards something out of sight;
Prue stands her ground as her Typhlosion faces off against Greed, their attacks destroying the area around them and shaking the earth itself;
Duncan sprints as fast as he can through darkness as an unknown creature chases him rapidly, cackling in the shadows as he trips and falls to the ground;
Ashley gets thrown through the air and crashes through a house's wall, landing on the other side.
"No... She... She can't be dead...!"
Prue grabs a red-headed girl by the hair during a lightning storm, the rain drenching them as they fight, lightning shooting through the background.
Zach falls to his knees next to a crumpled figure, lifting her up and shaking her violently.
Zach stands his ground as a Tyranitar in front of him fires off a hyper beam with enough force to kill, the light intensifying and consuming him as he refuses to run away from it.
[Screen fades to white as if being consumed by the hyper beam as well]
****ailor music from 2:14 on begins to play]
Zach, Ashley and Duncan stand in a downpour, all drenched and gazing at the camera seriously.
[Screen fades to black]
Zach lifts Ashley's chin up next to the fire place, wiping a tear away from her eye.
"Don't worry, Ashley. We'll get through all of this just fine. I... It's not like anyone's going to die."
[Screen fades to black]
Piper looks up and stares at Prue and Paige seriously, opening her mouth to say something but too lost for words.
[Screen fades to black]
Duncan, Ashley and Zach all stand in a circle exchanging looks with each other like it may very well be the last time they may see themselves alive.
[Screen fades to black & music ends]
[Title appears across the screen: Within My Own Nightmares
[Screen fades to black]
[Humming and crackling of overhead lights fills the area]
"You were right, Zach."
Image flashes across the screen of Zach staring back unmercifully at a beaten and bloodied Ashley and Duncan on a cave floor before walking away into the shadows, closing a door behind him and locking it.
[Screen fades to black]
"You were never meant to survive this."
A small amount of light flicks across the screen, showcasing a glint of metal with two red, pupil-less eyes lodged into it.