Welcome everyone to the next fic in my ongoing storyline of the three Heavenly Warriors! This serves as the sequel to Shadow and Light, but you don’t have to read Shadow and Light to understand what is going on here, though I highly recommend you do so to get some backstory to what has happened so far in the series.
Just a few things before we get started:
1. I invite constructive criticism, but I don’t like bashing of either me or my reviewers. If you completely hate my ideas, don’t read the fic. However, if you want to point out grammar, plothole mistakes, etc. that you think may improve the fic, be my guest. That’s what reviewing is for.
2. Aquapolians are half-human and half-Pokemon beings that look like humans but have Pokemon powers. Pretty much anyone that is not identified as a legendary, angel, or demon in this story is an Aquapolian. The Pokemon world is Aquapolis, which sits in the sea south of Japan in the real world.
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Without further ado, let’s get started!
And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” And I saw, and behold, another horse, a red one, went forth; and to him who sits on it, to him authority was given to take peace from the earth, and that men should slay one another; and to him a great sword was given. – Revelations 6:3-4
Sky has rebelled
Flames shot into the dark and stormy sky, illuminating the rain drops around Ever Grande like a golden veil dropping from the heavens to the earth. Though the downpour was substansial, it was not enough to completely douse the fire that engulfed the Cave of Origin’s forest, scattering the many species of wild Pokemon that called the forest their home. A Rapidash with fur as white as snow pranced amongst the trees, lighting each and every one of them on fire with its flaming mane. As the fire reached the edge of the line of trees, it galloped onto a hill top and turned its coal black gaze to the Hall of Fame deep within the skyscrapers of the city. It cried out, sending a message to its owner across the city.
The sword pressed itself deeper into her flesh, threatening to draw blood from her neck at any moment as she glared at the legendary in front of her. “What are you doing, Lugia?”
“Please address me as Sky while I am in my Aquapolian form,” he replied very formally.
“Why are you doing this, Sky?!” She demanded.
“Because the time has come for Aquapolis to regain control of this planet.”
Her eyes widened at his words. “We’re not supposed to have control over this planet,” she whispered. “Have you gone mad? Are you rebelling against God?”
He smiled cruelly. “Yes, Dimensional Warrior, I believe I am.”
I rushed through the burning forest, picking up one injured Pokemon after another in a desperate attempt to save them all. My uncle rushed behind me, shouting at me to stop and help put out the fire in the first place. I had already tried that…these flames were too powerful for me to douse.
“Kristal, watch out!”
I swung around at his words just in time to avoid getting kicked in the head by the largest Rapidash I had ever seen. The Pokemon snorted fire from its nostrils, lashing out at me again. I dodged to the side, clutching an injured Eevee to my chest as I did so. I crouched on the ground, holding it to my chest as the Rapidash reared up to strike again. A ringing psychic attack slammed into it, causing it to crash into a burning tree nearby. I was so disoriented, I couldn’t even get out of the way as it fell. A hand grabbed my jacket and pulled me out of the way, my uncle wrapping his arms around me to make sure the flames didn’t reach either me or the baby Eevee.
The ingured infants’ cries disturbed me so much that I buried my face into his jacket, terror gripping me. I could feel distress waves of energy coming from the Hall of Fame and knew that Scarlet was still up there in her office, alone…
“Give up your position as Champion.”
“Never!” Scarlet spat, her golden eyes shining with indignation.
“If you won’t be persuaded by my taking your life…then perhaps I’ll let the fire engulf the entire city.”
Her eyes widened. “No…” She whispered.
“Then give up your position,” he said, drawing blood with his sword.
“Fine…” She muttered, pressing her back into the window and shifting outside.
“There she is.”
I glanced up to see Scarlet running toward us, tears streaming from her golden eyes.
“What’s wrong?” I demanded as she stepped to us.
“Sky…” She whispered, trying to catch her breath.
“Sky?!” My uncle demanded.
She nodded and looked at us with a horrified gaze.
“He’s declared himself the new Champion of Aquapolis.”