Hi, everybody! I'm going to work on this fic when I'm not working on the other one, and vice-versa.
This is probably going to end up as PG-13. If not, I'll change the rating.
A New Hero
In a large room, eight human-like creatures either stood or sat on their platforms, all of which were floating in a circular formation. Each Being was accompanied by a Pokemon, three Pokemon in one case. The Beings were each about eight feet tall, except for the one whose platform floated a few feet above the others, who was ten feet tall. Roksana, the Sun Being, looked over her sisters and brothers below.
Elfrida, the Equality Being, stood quietly, looking at her feet. Brown hair and glasses masked her gray eyes. Every once in a while, she would nervously smooth down her brown dress or shuffle her big black boots. Behind her were three Pokemon of emotion, willpower, and knowledge. Mesprit, Azelf, and Uxie were floating around on Elfrida’s crystal platform, playing tag.
Thalassa, the Water Being, was sitting on an ocean rock, dangling her bare feet in the water that made up her platform. The small waves lapped at her waist-length dark brown hair, which was adorned with a crown of water lilies. Little droplets scattered themselves all over her golden brown skin. She wore a smile on her face as she stroked the neck of Lugia, who was resting contently in the water.
The Life Beings, Indigo and Briar, were twins. Both had dark blonde hair, hazel eyes, and wore green tunics and brown leggings. On their platform rested a large oak tree, surrounded by lush grass. The twins sat on the roots of the tree. Indigo played with a sunflower that was growing near his foot, making it taller and shorter, and turning the petals from yellow to purple to blue and back to yellow. Briar sat back lazily with her eyes closed. Mew flew around the tree, occasionally stopping to see what color Indigo had made the sunflower’s petals, or trying to persuade Briar to play with her.
Phoenix was the Fire Being. His platform was very much larger than the others, due to the size of his Pokemon companion. On the platform of hot lava rock, Phoenix leaned against Groudon’s leg, occasionally smoothing down his red hair, growing impatient. Groudon was also losing his patience, showing it by glancing at the Sun Being frequently, expecting her to discuss the matter they were all here for. .
Roksana’s counterpart, Nyx, was the Shadow Being. The floor of her platform was not visible through the dark mist swirling around on top of it. Nyx was dressed in a dark purple dress that went down to her ankles, and wore a black cloak. She wasn’t wearing the hood today, revealing her long ghostly white hair and violet eyes. Her skin was almost gray, because of all the time she spent lurking in the dark. Her face was expressionless; Nyx was just staring down at her hands, as if in deep thought. Her companion, Darkrai, appeared to be in a similar state of mind. He seemed to be mesmerizing himself with the dark mist surrounding his feet (which he had at the time).
And last, but certainly not least, the Sky Being. Aster wore a loose, light green tunic and sky-blue leggings. She wore slippers of some black material, and a silver locket set with an emerald. Aster’s long jet-black hair partly covered her stormy green eyes. When Roksana caught her eye, Aster smiled and nodded in acknowledgement. She and her companion, Ho-Oh, stood proudly on their platform, which was a fluffy golden cloud.
Roksana herself stood on a platform of gleaming gold. The platform was even larger than Phoenix’s, to accommodate the Sun Being’s companion, Arceus. He stood towering behind Roksana, staring down at the legendary Pokemon and tall humanoid figures below him. Intense heat emanated from Roksana's chocolate brown skin. The Sun Being was the leader of the Beings: her brothers and sisters. All of them were beautiful, as were their elements, but the Sun Being held all the beauty of light. So beautiful that it sometimes hurt to look directly at her.
“I assume you know why we are all here today,” said Roksana, addressing everyone in the room. Her voice was strong and powerful, though she was trying hard to tone it down. The other Beings looked up at their more powerful sister, some sighing in relief that the meeting had now officially started. “We are here to discuss the matter of a new hero. I…”
“Why do we need a new hero?!” interrupted Phoenix. “We are more than capable of fixing any problem ourselves! We don’t need some human brat to take care of it for us!”
Roksana, though furious at the Fire Being’s outburst, just stared calmly at her brother. “Phoenix, you of all people know that we are not allowed on Earth! Our job is to keep the elements in balance and never interfere. And you forget that this is not just some human brat. This is our children that you’re talking about. They are only half human. The rest of the child is all Being. And I suggest that you do not interrupt again, because if you do, I may have to call upon Thalassa for assistance.”
The Water Being smiled dangerously at Phoenix. He gulped, and Roksana went on. “As I was saying…. I want you all to hear this. Nyx, the prophecy, please."
Nyx still did not look up from her hands. "Yes... Darkness will rule a barren world and blood-red sky. Fire will fall from clouds of black, and lightning with our fear. Unless a hero, born from human and Being, can find her eagle soul and turn away from so-called friends."
Phoenix was visibly struggling not to have another outburst. Aster was rubbing her locket, as she always did when she was thinking. The others were in similar states.
"Eagle soul," repeated Aster. "That means...."
"Now," interrupted Roksana, "I want you all to think about your children. Think long and hard, and decide which one is the most qualified...."
All of the Beings, including the Sun Being, did as they were bidden. After a while, the Beings opened their eyes one by one, and with each Being that did so, a light in the empty space in the middle of the platforms grew brighter. At last, once the last Being had opened their eyes, the light was like a miniature sun, which Roksana found amusing. The light burned with the Beings’ choices, carefully choosing which one would be the new hero.
After a few minutes of agonizing silence, the light started to burn so intensely that it hurt one’s eyes to look at it. But as fast as it started, the light began to dim. Then, it began to swirl, like a whirlpool, and the more intense light had returned to burn in the heart of the whirlpool. If one looked hard enough, they could see a girl who seemed to be about thirteen years old. She was sitting on a couch, laughing hysterically at something that the vision decided not to show. The girl was dressed in punk-style clothes. She was also wearing a piece of jewelry that seemed a bit out of place: a silver locket set with an emerald. The girl had shoulder-length red hair tipped with black, and her green eyes and the shape of her face were reminiscent of the Sky Being’s.
Aster beamed with pride, and Ho-Oh let out a cry of happiness.
All of the Beings, except for Roksana and Elfrida, have Greek names. Example: Nyx the Shadow Being was named after Nyx the Greek goddess of night.