Title: Thy Wish Will Come
Shippings: Wishfulshipping vs. Pendragonshipping
Summary: Queen Iris meets Cilan Dento and a bond is created that will change the course of history forever.
Chapter One: A New QueenWhen Queen Lola died in 1581, her sole surviving child was declared Queen Of Unova. Lola's adoptive father, Drayden Shaga had secured a political alliance with Johto. Whilst Iris was a toddler, he formed a friendship with Drake, the late King of Johto. He had named his grandson, Lance as the heir presumptive to the throne. Knowing this Drayden persuaded Drake to form an arranged marriage between Iris and Lance.
At first King Drake needed time to think about it. He shared Drayden's proposal to his council and many showed great enthusiasm towards the match, especially Drake's counselled, Sir Edmund Blackadder who believed the marriage would create a golden age for the pokemon regions, as well as form a strong empire. Both Johto and Unova cared very deeply about the welfare of dragons and how they were at risk of being extinct. After a year of polite letters and bold words, Drayden had succeeded.
When the engagement was made official, Princess Iris was moved from her home in The Village Of Dragons to Dragon's Den in Blackthorn City where she lived until her coronation. There was when she met her future husband and in-laws. Shocked by her youth and even stunned by her free spirited nature, Princess Iris and her pokemon were given vivid education and harsh training.
Iris was known for swinging on trees and her love for dragon pokemon. When Drake passed away in early 1581, Lance and Iris were married and had a joint coronation. She was only fifteen years old. Three months after becoming Queen Of Johto, she announced that she was pregnant, but her mother would not live to see the birth of the heir. Iris was determined to make her coronation to be as successful, if not better than her coronation in Johto.
4th March, 1576
The first meeting between Lance and Iris was an interesting one. The heirs to the throne in two of the most strongest pokemon regions in the world were capable of securing an empire. It was a well known fact that Iris and Lance specialized in dragon pokemon that were close to becoming extinct. The marriage could secure wealth, power and save the dragon pokemon from the brink of extinction.
Everything was at stake. Any mistakes could be fatal in a time where kings had absolute power. They could execute anyone who stands in their way with any method, not matter how brutal.
"So Lance," Iris said as a cue to start a conversation. Drayden, Drake and the other elders that lived in Dragon's Den were hoping that there would be an intelligent discussion. They leaned over to every hole in the wooden door as they closely watched the shadow of Lance and Iris kneeling face to face to each other. "Do you like dragons?"
Even though Iris was the heir to the throne in Unova, it was hard to remember that she was still just a child and had only recently turned ten. Even though she wanted to act brave and strong, she had a fear of ice. Her elder brother froze to death after being attacked by a Walrein. Iris was only five when it happened and her brother, Dray was so brave that the word danger did not exist in his dictionary. She watched the distressed Walrein stab his leg with it's teeth and silence him with an ice beam.
"Yes," Lance replied. "They're hard to tame, but their powers are superior."
"I love dragons," she replied as her axew popped out of her hair. "They're so cute."
"Then you would know that dragons are also mythical Pokémon. I can see why you like them so much."
"Have you ever been to Dragonspiral tower?" Iris asked. "It's in Icirrus City."
"I've flown past it a couple of times."
"I've been in it," Iris told Lance. "It's a beautiful tower. When I'm Queen I want to make it a home for pokemon. Arceus once Reshiram and Zekrom in stones after the big war thousand of years ago. And when I go at the top I see lots of the legendary dragons. Only Grandpa Drayden believes it though. They say that humans aren't allowed in the tower in fear they might be disturbed."
"Have you ever seen Reshiram and Zekrom?"
Iris nodded her head. "A few times, but they can't come out because of the stones. They're like genies in a bottle. It's kinda said really, they say only the true rightful Queen of Unova can set them free. Mother won't try it, so I'm going to try it."
Five years after Iris' first meeting with Lance, caused a big blow in her life. Drayden had organised almost every aspect of Iris' life and now she was a queen, she would have to take matters into her own hand. For as long as Drayden lives, he would be there to support and advise Iris on how to be a good monarch. The final part of the coronation took part in Pokemon League Tower located on a hill. At the top of the tower was the hall of fame. It was a grand palace with Roman architectural pillars and statues.
Iris sat on the throne that was reserved for her as she took her vows and promised that she would be good sovereign lady. She would be crowned by Cardinal Frollo, a dedicated religious leader who spent his life detecting corruption.
"And so in the name of the creator, and of the ancestor, and of the holy trios," Cardinal Frollo held the crown above Iris' head and his voice boomed in her ear. Slowly as he lowered the crown above Iris' hair as he spoke. "I crown you Queen Of Unova."
The Dento Triplets had become the centre of local gossip. They spent their childhood living in a treehouse with their parents. At nine they were forced to fend for themselves as their parents died from a fever. Cilan became the leader of the pack and as the years past, the tree house began to rot. Desperate for decent accommodation, Cilan and his brothers built a luxurious house in Striaton City. They built the house with the help of their pokemon and created a building that made the imagination of the public, sparkle. Since the death of their parents, the Dento triplets struggled to make a living for themselves after losing their home from a house fire. Cilan couldn't believe how successful he was and was granted the title of Duke of Striaton. He used his status to protect the home and keep it warm and cosy for his brothers and their pokemon.
Building the house turned out to be one of the most fascinating things in Cilan's life. He felt that it made his bond with his brother's tighter. They were poor, orphaned and used to live in a tree house. It was an outstanding achievement for anybody, but for Cilan it wasn't enough. Now he had a taste of power, he wanted to strive to become more stronger.
"If only I was a king," Cilan sighed. He raised his drink above his head. His younger brothers, Chili with fiery red hair and Cress with curved blue locks, sat besides Cilan on their wooden table. "If only I could have The Queen and we would be rich beyond our wildest dreams. Just imagine the extravagant clothes and peachy lovers we can have."
Cress smirked. "All the power and the glory!"
"Well we've come this far," Chili suggested. "Why don't you go that extra mile."
"We are just so ****ing gorgeous," Cilan boasted as he slipped in a few burps.
"And you are so pissed right now," Chili said as he nodded. "But it's true, we are quite attractive men. And as soon as we can afford some lovely suits we can go out more."
"I can't wait to meet The Queen," Cilan cried out in joy. "She is so legendary. She's as mysterious as the night sky."
"You know The Queen is already married," Cress reminded Cilan. "And pregnant."
"Of course he knows," Chili responded on Cilan's behalf. "He just wants to spice things up in the kingdom."
"I'll do more than spice up Iris' kingdom," Cilan vowed. "I will rock her world."
"Cilan," Chili murmured. "Are you thinking what I think you're thinking?" Cilan steered his eyes towards Cress and quietly smirked. Chili took it as a yes. "Well I'm sure she'll like your chin chin!"
"Don't throw yourself at Iris straight away though," Cress suggested as he moved his chair more closer to the fire. "If you do it, she'll grow tired of you. You should present yourself in a demure manner. Make her be dazzled by your modesty."
"Cilan modest?" Chili chuckled as he helped himself to umeshu: a deep wine made from plums. "I don't believe it."
"If The Queen is going to love me she will love me for who I am," Cilan said. "She'll take all of me."
"Are you being serious?" Chili asked. For ages, Cress and Chili were carrying on with the joke, but now they were getting worried that it might be too serious. Of course, they would be there for their eldest brother no matter what happens.
"Maybe I am and maybe I'm not."
The three brothers laughed and continued drinking merrily until they slept peacefully on the table.
Kei, the King Dowager of Unova had watched his daughter's rise to power with pride. He was a retired knight who spent his free time reading books and drinking tea. As her daughter walked into his room, followed by a group of geishas, he stood up and flicked his golden hair to his side. He opened his arms and hugged Iris. Kei was close friends with the Awayuki family for he helped protect their heiress, Himeno during the Leafe War. His dark skin, golden hair and dazzling eyes captured the attention of the late Queen.
Iris had learned of Lola and Kei's meeting from Drayden. He told her everything that Queen Iris felt that she needed to know. Drayden was Iris' guardian and mentor, she felt as if she could really look up to Drayden, whom she had given the title of The Elder Prince. It was Drayden's wisdom that gave Iris the positions she had. Her parents did little towards her upbringing compared to Drayden.
"Thank you ladies," Iris told them. "You may leave me alone with my father."
When Iris' servants left Kei's chamber, it was the first time in years that Iris had spent alone with her father. Kei went down on his knees and kissed his daughter's hand. "My little princess... or should I say Queen Iris. You must be happy."
"I've never been so delighted," Iris told her father. "And even better, I'm pregnant. I'm going to fulfill my duty as queen by bearing children."
"You and Lance are a great match," Kei admitted sternly. Vanity oozed from his deep voice as his clothes dripped in yellow gems. "You've got got power, glory and beauty. Nobody can take that away from you. But I've got something to tell you as well. It's very good news."
"What is it?"
"I'm getting married," Kei told his daughter. For someone who was about to be married, he spoke of it as if it wasn't a serious matter. Iris knew very well that marriage was a lifetime commitment. She had been preparing for the moment since she was ten, and to see her father talk be so laid-back about it was unusual to her.
"She comes from the digital islands."
"Does she have any children?"
"What's her name?"
"Nancy Takaishi." Kei took out a small mirror from his pocket and opened the case, above the mirror was a portrait of a lady with blonde hair. "Her sons are digidestend."
"What do these digidestends do?" Iris asked.
"They own digimon and fight with them," Kei explained to his daughter. "Unlike pokemon, digimon were not made in Arceus' image. They are creatures conjoined together through emotion and data. You mainly find them in the digital islands."
"So they're essentially pokemon trainers but with digimon instead?"
"There are some differences," Kei replied. "For example you can have as many pokemon you wish, digidestends are only allowed one digimon."
"It sounds weird."
"What you must understand is not everyone lives with pokemon," Kei said. "There's all sort of people out there, beybladers, dueslists, witches, wizards, knights, ninjas, pirates, soilders, you name it. But that's what makes our world so interesting. There are not many dragons left in this world, but you have the power to save them all from extinction. I think your proposals for Dragonspiral Tower are brilliant."
"Thank you. So when will I see my new step-family? And when are you getting married."
"In seven days," Kei said.
"How long have you been engaged?"
"Since your mother died."
At that point, any excitement Iris had for Kei had stopped. "Did you cheat on mother?"
"Why did you rush into the marriage then?"
"Nancy hasn't been married for ten years," Kei responded in a cold voice. "I didn't want her to be known as a leftover. And in this day of age, it's not good to be unmarried at my age, so I took the logical reason and got engaged as soon as possible." Iris didn't believe Kei, but she kept it to herself. Kei tapped Iris' shoulder and said, "But enough me, focus on yourself and your regions. You are a very lucky girl for getting Drayden's help. Because of Drayden you've married into the most powerful pokemon regions in the world."
"I do like to think that I married for love as well," Iris admitted. "Didn't you marry my mother for love? And do you love Nancy?"
"It would be hard not to love Lance," Kei responded, carefully dodging any personal questions his daughter would give him. "He's handsome, powerful, stands for justice, he king, he's a dragon master and you're carrying his child; your great successor and heir. What else could you possible want?"
"There's not much I can ask for."
The hall glistened with velvet curtains with golden dragons. The hall was littered with the most noble people of Unova court and all of the guests who had been invited by Queen Iris and her father. Queen Iris took to her throne like a duck to water. She had her right leg crossed over to the left as her back leaned against the red part. Tonight was the night when Iris would see her future stepbrothers for the first time. The guests were gathered around a large marble table with random pink shapes and silver patterns. They all bowed down to The Queen before she asked them all to sat back down to their chairs.
King Lance was sitting next to her and the royal couple showed subtle affection by gently holding onto each other's hands. Kei had not yet arrived and it was making Iris anxious; everyone could see it, but King Lance felt it.
Iris shrugged. "My father's marrying some woman from The Digital Islands." She turned to her husband. "What's it like there?"
"It's a kingdom based on corruption and violence," Lance responded. His cold response gave Iris a chilling reminder of what her father had told her. She thought about it and became worried about her father. Was he simply losing his way. A lot of his friends passed away before she was born, and with his wife and son dead and being separated from his daughter, he had lived an empty life for the past ten years. Iris didn't know what else to say in the matter.
Kei had finally arrived into the main hall with Nancy Takaishi by his side. Behind them were Nancy's two sons: Takeru Takaishi and Yamato Ishida. Yamato was normally known as Matt and he was the oldest. When Nancy divorced her first husband, Lord Ishida took custody of Matt whilst Nancy took Takeru under her wing. Both of the boys had blonde hair and looked a lot like their mother.
"Father!" Iris jumped of her seat and forced herself to smile. She seemed to be older than Kei, much older. Kei was only five years older than Lance, and The King was just 25. It was shocking to see "So is this Nancy, Takeru and Matt?"
Nancy and her sons bowed before Queen Iris and in unison they lifted their head and smiled at them. Lance gazed at the family suspiciously and made no attempt to hide his lack of optimism towards them. The three of them really stood out with their green clothes.
"Indeed," Kei responded.
"Welcome to court, digidestined," Iris announced. "I was wondering when father would remarry. You know something else? I really look forward to having friendly battles with pokemon and digimon. I wonder how they can get on together in one society? Well I hope you enjoy yourself and may the marriage be long and prosperous."
"Thank you Your Majesty," Nancy said. "And may I say I hope your reign is just as long and golden."
"There's a myth in Sinnoh that says that the reason why pokemon jump out is because they want to thank people. I'm sure that we and pokemon have helped each other and enriched the world since ancient times. These precious memories have been engraved in each PokEmon's heart! So, I want pokemon and people to get closer and closer! I hope you digidestined will join us too."
"I think it will great way to promote peace in this world," Takeru announced.
Iris smiled. She felt a lot more relaxed as her shoulders lost tension. At first she was worried that Nancy and her sons would be really unpleasant looking and sound pretentious and up themselves, but they all seemed to be very kind and brave people. It reminded her of the time when she had to introduce herself at Dragon's Den in Blackthorn City to make a good impression.
"To my new family," Iris raised a glass in the air and everyone with drinks also raised their hands with her. The sound of glasses joined together chimed as everyone applauded Kei for his new found happiness.
Meanwhile Cilan Dento who appeared from the side of the room twirled into the room and threw his knees before Iris' feet. "Would you dance with me?" he asked boldly. The Queen gasped, but gladly let out her hand as Cilan twisted her to the dance floor. She found herself flabbergasted by the instant attention that she was receiving. She had heard about Cilan Dento, but this was the first time she had met him face to face. Every eye was upon them both as they threw themselves carelessly to the music and succumbed to each other.
Queen Iris found herself in a fit of giggles. "You must be Cilan Dento."
"I am," Cilan said. He waved his arm and wrapped his thumb around The Queen's little finger. "It's a pleasure to be dancing with The Queen."
"An even greater pleasure to have someone like you in court. You are welcome to my castles anytime."
"I'm greatly honoured." Cilan winked at his brothers who sat in the corner of the room.