1589I can't believe how quickly time has flown by since I left Kanto. After years of war, it seems that everything has finally settled down. I feel like I've wasted so much time fighting, when I could have been spending more time with May. I heard that Tai's sister survived from her childbed fever, thank goodness. The Kamiya family were distant cousins of mine. They were almost brought to the tower to be executed. I would have thought that Tai, Kari and their friends would have been immune to the 'heretic hunt' because they were friends with Iris' stepbrothers: Matt and Takeru.
Ash: Slateport City
5th February 1589
It must have been horrible for them. The digidestend were risen so highly when Iris' dad married Nancy, Matt and Takeru's mother. It was amazing how some people could quickly rise to power and then have it all taken away. I know that that won't happen to me because I was born to be a winner. The digidestend will get back with a vengeance.
Giovanni came strolling around the beach. I had to hold my tongue and hold my head down low. My father was the last person I wanted to see, and even though I've had a good day, I felt this his presence had ruined the summer atmosphere.
"Good evening, my dear child."
"YOU ARE NOT MY FATHER!"
Giovanni chuckled. "Very feisty," he commented. "You certainly take from your mother."
"You killed innocent people," I barked. I had found out that he was helping King Lance burn innocent people because they weren't pokemon trainers. I think pokemon are wonderful and I can't believe that some people chose not to live with any, but mass executions are just beyond... cruelty. I'm glad I managed to help them all gain a new home in Hyrule.
"It's completely justified," Giovanni assured me. I growled and resisted the urge to punch him. How can he say that burning thousands of men, women and children are justified. Iris' miscarriage was tragic and she didn't deserve it, but the actions Lance made makes me angry. How on earth can Kamon support him? They call themselves men of justice? Well I know my justice is a thousand times greater than theirs.
"The sooner I am crowned king, the better," I muttered. "I'll put a stop to this madness."
"Digimon are potential obstacles to our success," my father stated. "It is not wise to socialize with them or to any who confide in them."
"This is my kingdom," I hissed. "I'll build it however I want."
"You'll understand in time, boy."
He then walked away with his back turned against me in silence.
8th February 1589Your Highness,
You know that I am a proud digidestand and a beloved brother to Matt Ishida. I've fighting against the bad guys for justice for all my life now. I've been dubbed as the child of hope since I became The Queen's stepbrother. Queen Iris and I were once the best of friends. I was already living a rewarding life to begin with, but since my mother married Iris' father, my brother and I became incredibly wealthy.
Do you know where Sir Cilan Dento is? I've been to his house and his brothers have told me that he's gone away. I'm so glad that everybody's safe in Hyrule, but there's one person that we've got to save, and that's my brother. Matt has been in jail for over a year now, I've been trying to free him, but my stepsister, Her Majesty Queen Iris I insists that I forget about him. She even let me have her second castle in Johto so I could keep my mouth shut.
King Lance has developed a hatred for anyone who's not a pokemon trainer. Anyone who didn't own a pokemon would lose their life from either a cold axe or scalding aura of the fire. It's going to be hard, I know how much Matt hates Cilan... but to keep the legacy of the Digital World alive I have to help him marry Iris. King Lance and Queen Iris are trying to decide what to do with him. The Queen thinks he should spend the rest of his life in jail, but The King wants him executed. The only person I know that can help save my brother is Cilan. Please Ash, help me find him. He is my only hope. My life depends on him.
If we can find a way for Iris to get out of her marriage with Lance and place Cilan as King of Unova, then we can save Matt. Iris is married to Lance Den, who happened to be The King of Johto. Drayden Shaga thought Lance and Iris would be a great match because they would be become monarchs and they were amazing dragon masters. They've got two sons together and Iris had been hoping for a baby girl but she had two miscarriages and a stillborn daughter. Losing children is a terrible thing, but it's not right for her to be indulged with such anger and despair. This is not true love, Pope Mickey would declare the marriage null and void if he knew the real reasoning behind their marriage.
My stepsister loves Cilan, and he is the key to my Brother's freedom.
Ash Ketchum: Hyrule CastleIris and Cilan are two very good friends of mine. Even though I want to help Takeru, I feel as if I don't have the right to determine their future. Whatever they want to do between the sheets is not my business I can't believe there's so many of us gatherine together to decide what we're suppose to do with Cilan. It's Cilan's body and it's his choice at the end of the day.
9th February 1589
"So you want me to seduce The Queen?" Cilan asked in a soft voice. "You're telling me to do something I've already done?"
"This is important," I told Cilan. I had to be stern and I hope I don't come across as cold. "You could save an innocent man's life!"
"Who is this innocent man?"
"Please Cilan," Takeru pleaded as he knelt down to him as if he was a king. "My brother needs you."
"Your brother is a heretic," Cilan stated with such a sophisticated brass tone. He folded his arms and bit his lip. "He failed to please The Queen. And whoever upsets Her Majesty, greatly offends me."
"I know you had problems with Matt," Takeru stated. "I'm sorry for that, but he needs your help. You have to find to save him. You're the only one that can."
Oh boy, this isn't turning out as well as I planned. As Cilan and Takeru continued to debate about Matt, the words in Takeru's letter gave a tingling sensation in my head. Takeru and Cilan should be friends: they both care deeply about Queen Iris. One of them is her stepbrother and the other was her lover. I believe that Arceus wants us all to live in harmony and peace. The last thing we should be doing is letting people who aren't pokemon trainers be massacred.
"You digidestend or whatever you want to call yourselves..." I gulped as Cilan spoke. I had a feeling I'm going to despise what he's saying. "You are all heretics. Digimon were not made in Arceus' image, so if you have are a digidestend then you live your life in sin. If Iris had any sense she would annul her father's marriage to your mother and behead the lot of you."
"I've had it with you!" Kari barged in front of me and slapped Cilan's face. "Just because Queen Iris sucked your **** doesn't make you superior to us."
Kari's loud voice boomed in my head and startled my heart. I had never seen Kari become so angry and after seeing her so frail after nearly dying from childbirth, I find it so hard to believe that Kari had the capacity to be so livid. Though I do admit, Cilan was out of line and he did deserve it just a little bit.
"We shouldn't be fighting guys," I pleaded. "We should be sticking together. If Cilan can persuade Iris to spare Matt's life then the digidestend and digimon here will be safe. Matt is one of the original and best digidestend there is. Hyrule needs him, Cilan and Queen Iris needs you."
"I thought we were friends," Cilan barked. "I can't believe that all this time I'm just a pawn to you."
"We are friends," I yelled back. "Everyone in Hyrule are my friends and this is my kingdom."
"I have a stronger chance of being king then you," Cilan hissed. I don't understand why's he's so angry with me. What did I do to upset him? "And when I'm crowned, I'm going to make sure that all of them go straight to Darkrai including Iris' vain father. Only then will this terrible plague be cured."
"You blame the plague on us?" Takeru asked Cilan in awe.
"The pokemon folks didn't have it before, so you guys obviously gave it to us."
"The only plague is you," Kari roared at Cilan.
I feel such a failure right now. I wanted to create peace, not cause tension.
Princess May: Petalburg CastleI have spent the last week praying for Matt, and I've asked my father to grant the original digidestined noble titles. He agreed, and it made me notice that ever since I was engaged, my father had granted me more power. For the protection of the new people of Hyrule, Father has also sent a flock of wild pokemon to protect the people in case King Lance and Queen Iris wish to invade the Hyrule. If they've got pokemon by their side, then the dragon-loving monarchs can't declare them all heretics.
13th February 1589
If Ash and Cilan can't help Takeru, he should to the one person that has authority over Earth on Arceus' behalf: His Holiness Pope Mickey. I think Cilan can be a nice person and his food is delicious, but I think his feelings for Iris has driven him crazy. He and Ash both have that desire: desire to be king. I think Cilan is going to have a real battle on his hands. Lance is one of the most powerful kings around. I don't think Cilan would stand much of a chance against him. Cilan aimed too high. He could fall just as easily and his refusual to help Takeru spare his innocent brother will not give our descendants a sympathetic view of him.
By my parent's request, Ash and I have returned to Hoenn. On the outside, everything appears to be the same but inside Petalburg Castle it was all a different matter. The halls had grander tapestries and the centre of each hallway was littered in shiny carpets. It looked so beautiful and there waiting for me was my beloved Beautifly and my little brother Max with Jirachi by his side.
My younger brother was the heir to the throne, and I think he will make a wonderful king. He is a true servant of Arceus and he would secure peace in Hoenn. Now that my father also owns Hyrule, Max will also make sure our hard work will be maintained. Other kings and queens have suggested that we should go into war with The Dragon Empire that consisted of Unova, Johto and other small countries and estates in Asia. They claimed ownership of the Digital Islands and King Lance claimed it was a world of terror that was the work of the pokemon Satan, Darkrai.
Lance and Iris better not touch Matt. If they execute him, I will lose the little respect I had for them. Lance and Iris were beautiful people and reached the expectations and duties of monarch very well, but the death of their unborn children cannot be compensated by this sheer madness. Deep inside I do feel bad for Iris, she's roughly the same age as me but has so much to deal with.
Everything that's been happening between Iris and Lance has made me glad that I didn't rush into marrying Ash. I can gladly say from the bottom of my heart it was a good thing to wait. I don't feel ready to have a family just now. The right moment will come, but not now.
"Good morning," Max said. "I'm happy to have you back. Your region needs you."
"And it needs you as well," I said. "In many years to come, you'll be king."
"Maybe," Max said. He became silent as one of the priests intervened.
"You must return to your bed," the priest said. "You are tired."
"I guess you're right," Max said. He looked up to me and smiled. "See you later, Sister!"
Poor child; they expect too much from him. Even though he is the crown prince, and he's a sickly child, he still needs contact with the outside world. How could he rule the region well without knowing the people? I could share my knowledge with him; I'm sure he would appreciate it. I'm glad he's okay for the time being. I hope Giovanni is not trying to corrupt my family.
I really want to trust Giovanni. He was right to bring his son to Hoenn, but knowing that he helped his nephew kill thousands of innocent people, and a nephew that he despises, I simply cannot bring myself to trust him. I feel sorry for Kamon because he's always trying to please his father, but Ash seems to get all his attention.
Things will turn out better in the end.
Giovanni: The Imperial House Of Viridian City
6th March 1589
I have made many choices in my life. They were always the right ones. Things didn't always go my way, but then I get something better. Which is why I expect nothing but success from my employees and my family. Second best is simply not good enough. And Ash has at last grown up. He is now taking matters into his own hands. Nurturing Ash to become a ruthless leader was not the easiest of tasks. The massacre of the heretics was easier than my eldest son's upbringing.
Kamon's safety is also a priority of mine. To my relatives,he is just another branch to the family tree, but he has dangerous goals. Kamon feels as if he is being abandoned by his father. It is for his own good. He has never personally met Queen Iris, she has a lethal husband, a disgraceful stepfamily and a odd choice of a lover. It's not the right time, I can't let my other son get involved in this madness.
But if it was meant to be, then Kamon shall be King Of Unova instead of Lance. Ash has his good reputation, Pikachu and Norman's kingdom protecting him. Kamon has stronger pokemon than Ash, but he doesn't know how to master them. Ash can make His Pikachu is his silent, but deadly weapon. I am the best so of course my sons would mirror my greatness.
James of Rocket and his wife, Jessie had finished their chores for the day. It's about time they did something useful.
"Good evening Boss," Jessie said in a high pitched voice.
"I trust you've done your duties well," I said watching the horizon - more interesting to look at then their scruffy rags.
"I want you both to pack all your belongings and retreat to Unova."
"How long will we stay?" James asked.
"Until Kamon becomes king," I announced. Only Jessie and James would blindly believe everything I say willingly. "It will take a long time, but you must report to me about the events of Unova and how safe it is. My son cannot touch Unova until it is completely safe to do so."
As expected they over bowed and said, "Yes Boss."
"Go now," I said. "The ship will leave tomorrow."
And so they did. They're a bunch of fools, but at least they won't tarnish my ultimate plan: to rule the world.
Ash Ketchum: Petalburg CastleNoctowl pecked my back until I was awake. When I opened my eyes, I scratched my back and slid out of the bed. Noctowl's shiny red wings kept my heavy eyes open. I knew what was coming when I saw her, it meant that I had a new letter. My trusted Noctowl would always send me any letters for me. I had two letters this time. I always got a letter from Mom, so one of them must have been from her, but there was one purple envelope that caught my eye.
15th March 1589
I opened the purple envelope first. It's a print of the Legend Badge, which was the main crest of Opelucid City. I ripped the envelope open as soon as I could. Could it be a letter from Iris?
Just letting you know that Matt Ishida was released from Nimbassa Dungeon last night. Since Matt's the only digidestand in Unova, I see no point in having him detained here anymore. He's still my stepbrother and even though the way he acted to towards Cilan pissed me off. It's not really worth executing him. I've dealt with those heretics that caused me to miscarry my girl, so I'm going to leave this whole mess behind me.
Matt's on his way to Hyrule to be reunited with his brother. That will be good. I like Takeru, he was such a kind person. The miscarriage has left an awful effect on me. Lance and I have never had a row, but I feel like the marriage is coming to an end. To put it straight with you, I am not in love with Lance. I never have been, I was forced into the marriage by my family and I was so young, I had no idea what love was. I was doing things to please other people and not myself.
There was an old legend that Reshiram and Zekrom would be released if two true queens could touch their orbs. It turned out to be false in the end, but my desire for a daughter lived on. My last pregnancy was my last chance, and I know that Lance doesn't want to have anymore children. He says that he's happy with the two sons he's got, but it's because he can't bear to watch me miscarry again.
My first miscarriage was a year after Pagan was born. I was riding with my stepbrothers and saw a rope. I asked if it was a good idea to swing on the trees and they said that since I was queen, I could do what I want. The second miscarriage was when I didn't know I was pregnant. My fourth pregnant was successful and Salem was born.
The child issue is not the reason I want a divorce. Everyday my love for Cilan grows. I think almost everyone knows about it now. I wish I could just run away with him now, but I can't. My father is dying and keeps saying that it was Cilan that made him sick. It can't be true. He stressed himself out over being separated from my stepmother.
I've confided with Drayden and also with The Pope, they both said the same thing: stick to your guns and it will be fine in the end. What they meant from that was to keep faithful to Lance and that Cilan was just an evil temptation. I still feel so empty, I didn't give my sons a sister I had always promised them and every time I court with Cilan, I know that I will leave knowing I have not been satisfied.
I'm the Queen of Unova, I can do what I want, but the consequences of my choices will cause a stir in my kingdom. I just know it. I don't know what else to say, see you around I guess.
Iris The Queen
Oh man, what a depressing letter. It's things like these that make me glad that I'm a man and I hope I don't have to go through all this with May. It makes me scared of having children. If anything were to happen to May, I shall never remarry: never!
Kamon: Hyrule FieldAnother rotten month for me. There was nothing to do in Kanto or Johto, so I came to Hyrule curious of how much damage my brother put on our great ancestor's land. I imagine my great grandmother, the late Queen Zelda would be fuming from her grave when she spots all the tramps dancing on her grave. And who would have thought that her children turned out to be fools and her grandchildren would be complete wimps. Guess it's up to the great-grandchildren to sort it all out.
28th March 1589
Zelda and Link had a huge kingdom, much like the one that Iris and Lance have now, and they had many children. My grandmother was the eldest of the daughters, and when before Queen Zelda died she split her kingdom so that all her children got a chance to rule. Ashley got Hyrule whilst the other children got other places like Hoenn and Sinnoh. My grandmother got Hyrule, but her reign was non-existent. She was overthrown because the people wanted to be a republic, but then they all ran away because of a plague. So for the last seventy years, Hyrule had become a dark and deserted place.
People said that Zelda and Link were great people, but if they were such great rulers, why would the people want to become a republic after their death? Did they only see Zelda as the true Queen. I guess it doesn't matter anymore because now Ash practically King Of Hyrule in all but name. It seems that Norman did have a claim to Hyrule after all. If Giovanni's historical records are accurate makes Ash and May second cousins.
As far as I'm concerned it's not worth the paper it's printed on. At least I don't need a political alliance to prove that I'm strong. Now Ash is refusing my challenges to a pokemon battle. What a whimp! It's not like him to reject battles from anyone. Not even from his own brother. Has he finally realised his weak spots or is he scared that I can trash him in a battle. Luck was always on his side whilst I had to earn respect from everyone. Why is he considered the great descendant from Link and Zelda?
Zelda was weak. She claimed to be a Queen but she always let herself get kidnapped. If I was a king, they wouldn't dare try and kidnap me. How pathetic. Just like my father's organisation, Team Rocket. They're only strong because they're packed in a big group under my father's shadow. Take everything away and their just meek. I should know, I almost defeated all of them by myself until my big brother decided to intervene with his friends.
It's embarrassing to be related to a bunch of weak fools. Nothing but fools; the lot of them.
"So this is Hyrule Castle," I said to myself as I walked over the moat. It was much bigger than the castles in Kanto and Johto. Not that I care about tedious stuff like that. I turned around and saw the shadow of my brother behind me. "What are you staring at?"
"Hi Kamon," Ash said.
"What do you want?" I asked. If he didn't want a battle, then why did he bother stalking me? What do I have to do to get some peace in my life?
"Just wondering what you were doing here?"
"Having a look around," I hissed. "I was curious about how much mess you've made to Hyrule. Zelda would be sobbing in her grave. But she was weakling anyway."
"You can't talk about our ancestors like that," Ash snapped. "Show some respect!"
"I have no respect for the weak!"
"So that means you have no respect for yourself? I know you're frustrated, but you have to get over it. If you care about your pokemon more than you'll defeat me. If you really loved Iris you'll let her go. I don't know why we don't get on as well as we used to, but you need to stop being so stubborn and you should stop being so selfish."
My big brother was trying to give me advice. He held onto my arm and tried to shake the stubbornness out of me. All of I could ask is why was my brother so stupid. How can anyone put up with him. It's my life: I can do what I want.
"Says the brother who eats a hundred meals a week?" I retaliated. "It's a miracle you're not a fat beast!"
"Hey don't go there!"
"Don't tell me what to do," I ordered. "Just because you Mr. Popular in Hoenn and Hyrule doesn't mean you're a king yet."
"And you don't have what it takes to be a king," Ash told me. "I do."
"One day you will regret underestimating me."
"Stay with me for a little while," Ash requested. "I missed you."
"This better be worth it," I said.
"You bet it will be."
Kamon: Hyrule Castle
5th April 1589
There were many things I could say to my brother. It seemed that things were going back to the old days when we were younger. I had the sudden urge to communicate with Ash. At times I despised him and at other times I envied him. There were a thousand meaningful phrases I could pick to say to him at the dining room. It was just the two of us. I told my brother, "You eat like a pig."
I had no idea what Ash was eating, but it seemed that he had thrice more than me. I'm sure it's tasty enough for him. Ash has always been a big eater, and always finished my leftovers when I was a kid. That was when we were living together and we had to play happy families.
"Blame Dad!" Gee, is that the best thing the future King of Hoenn can come up with? Blame Father for everything. Even if he gives everyone crap advice, he is still our dad. Underneath it all, he's a good man.
"Do you have idea how hard it is for Dad?" For all this time I thought I hated my dad, but there I was, standing up to my brother and defending my dad.
"Do you have any idea how bad it is to steal pokemon?"Ash hissed back at me. The comeback was good enough: only a fool would expect better. "Sasuke told me everything."
I stole his sneasel, but he deserved it. "Sasuke abused it because he didn't know how to evolve it. When I had Sneasel, he evolved within a week of having him. His claw was broken."
"So you really do care about your pokemon?" Ash was stunned. So atomished he stopped eating and left his mouth open. What an unpleasent sight!
"Now it's your turn," I said. Sure, I may have done some wrong decisions, but at least I didn't sleep with my own cousin.
"Why don't you confess your sins." I was a lot more calmer this time. "Remember what our mother said? We've got to share our problems."
"Problems and sins aren't exactly the same thing."
"Have you got something to hide then?" How typical of Ash to think he osbsuperior ro me. "Or are you that much of a coward you think you're so great?"
"You have no idea?"
"So you've not been sneaking off with Misty then? Or Melody? Anabel? Bianca Of Alto Mare? King Gary?"
"What do you mean?" Ash stood up from his chair, then slowly slid back down. "I haven't seen any of those people since I left Kanto. I don't even know half those people."
"All that money our family spent for your education and you got no idea who you're having the pleasure with?"
"These claims are ridicolous!" His stuttering caught him out. "Gary is the last person I would sleep with." "I am promised to May, and I go to her in bed as a virgin."
"You can't lie to save your life."
"I mean how did know... I mean why would you accuse me of sleeping with my..."
"You're pathetic and disgusting," I hissed. The slip of the tongue and the silence said it all. My big brother was nothing more than a lech with an empty skull. Ash didn't have to tell me all of his dirty little secrets, but if Dad found out about them, he would lose it. I had the most foul image of Gary lying on top of my brother in my head. I couldn't eat anymore of that food. I had only eaten half of it, but my appetite had died. No doubt that pig will clear the plate on my behalf.
Misty I could understand, he and Ash were very close friends and were planning their wedding before Dad decided to intervene. The other three girls I mentioned were most likely some of his one night stands. Ash is learning all these filthy tricks by Gary. It was probally Gary who taught him how to seduce or charm girls, or maybe it was Brock.
I can't bring myself to look at him.
"So what?" Ash lost his tempter. "That was the the past. Who I was back then is different to who I am now."
"People never change."
"Its none of your business anyway."
"If I'm to defeat you then it has everything to do with me."
"You can never defeat me!" Ash was going mad. He held his pewter mug in the air and roared, "How many times have you tried?"
"I can name people who have defeated you, and I swept their team easily."
"Well then why don't we put that theory to the test?"
"Bring it on, Brother!"
Pikachu: Hyrule CastleI did my best but I didn't succeed. I thought I was ready. I had decent meals and a great night sleep and I was all pumping for the battle. I beating Kamon's Feraligatr loads of times. Geraligatr's eyes flashed brighter than ever before and he just had that savage look about him. I took it for granted and he dodged my attacks and knocked me out with his ice fangs.
6th April 1589
His teeth were ice cold and I could feel them dig into my skin. Even after he spat me out I could feel blood oozing down my legs and then as soon as I hit the ground, I felt nothing. They announced Kamon as the winner. It was just a one-on-one battle but I can't feel my feet or my hands. So cold and numb. Everyone was shouting.
I cried when Kamon began to blurt out that Ash seduced other men and even claimed to have been already married to Misty. Ash has never been married and Ash did share a bed with Ritchie and Gary but NOTHING happened. I don't know where Kamon is getting it all from, but it's all a pack of lies. If Ash had slept with anybody, I would have been the first to know.
May threw herself against the barriers as she demanded everyone to help me.
May: Hyrule Castle
6th April 1589
One hit knock out.
"You're under arrest for treason!" Father roared at the top of his voice. Poor Pikachu, if the nurse doesn't see to him soon he will die.
I didn't expect the battle to end the way it did. I was certain that Ash would win, but I didn't expect Kamon to come out with such blasphemy against Ash. It was the right thing to arrest Kamon. He would have been sent straight to the scaffold if he wasn't Ash's brother. If they arrested every trainer that defeated Ash, we'd have a prison packed. Ash had been through lots of battles, so it's only natural for him to have lost lots of times.
I personally think that arresting Kamon was too far, but I couldn't afford to confront my father over it. I feel terrible for Kamon as he tried to fight the guards and then I saw Ash walking away. Anger made my heart pulse fast as I kept my thoughts to myself. I mean Hoenn's kingdom is not as secure as everybody thinks it is. Max is gradually getting weaker as the days pass and mom is no longer able to get pregnant. So there will be no more male heirs to the throne.
Father would never consider me as his heir to the throne. Not until I'm married, and right now it's not the right time. I just don't feel that urge to be married yet even though the whole court is waiting for their wedding invites. There was so much work that needed to be done, but the question was what? My father can't deny it anymore, there's going to be a war. If Hoenn dosen't go to war with Kanto, then it will certainly end up being with Johto and Unova. Sinnoh are on Hoenn's side and I hope that is stays that way.
Kamon: Slateport Dungeon
7th April 1589
What a lot of fuss over nothing. Why was I arrested for defeating my brother? Do they not like the truth? Ash is not the glorious hero that everybody thinks he is. He's a cheat, a womaniser and a traitor. I was surrounded by a group of samurai ninjas and then they all grabbed me at once and before I knew it, I was in this dingy old cell.
My father had came to give me grief. I thought my dad would have been proud of me, but he hates the fact that I'm stronger than Ash. I'm better at everything than Ash, and he hates it because he wanted little old Ash the eldest to be the perfect son.
"You're lucky to still be alive after the scene you've caused," Father roared. It was the first thing he hissed at me as he banged his fist against the bars. "You were suppose to let Ash win like you do in every battle. Now there's a chance that Norman will cancel the marriage all together. You have cost our family a fortune."
I was so pissed off. I don't let Ash win every battle. I've been searching for years for the reason why I always kept on losing to Ash. Now I've beaten him, nobody wants to accept it. I had to tell Dad, "It's not my fault Ash is weak."
"The shame you bring to this family," Father said.
"So what are you trying to say?" I've done nothing to deserve this imprisonment. Ash is the one that should be humiluated, he is the the one who lost. I did not cheat and Pikachu will not die. Ash has been too soft on his pokemon. He has all these powerful pokemon and he can't even train them properly. "You know what? I've brought no shame to this family."
"How dare you!" If my father was any closer he would batter me like he does to Mother.
"I've only exposed it to what it really is. History lied to us. History said The Ketchums were a glorious and powerful family: it's all lies. It's a family of cowards, *****s and murders." I stood up for him, and then he threw it back in my face. Screw my family! I don't need any of them. I can get out of this by myself. I don't want anything to do with my family anymore. "What do you say to that!"
Father was stunned. "You ought to stop being so selfish," he said as he closed his eyes. "Your brother needs this marriage and we need you to stop showing off."
"Well it isn't going well is it?" I said it as it was. "They're not even married and probably never will be."
"Your lack of optimism is depressing."
"You obviously don't Ash very well," I snapped and then leaned back to the corner of my cell. My dad knows nothing about me. "He slept with the King of Kanto."
"Nonsense he would do no such thing."
"Of course he wouldn't," I hissed. "Your eldest son is so perfect and will never do anything wrong."
"You've gone insane," Father said. "I wash my hands of you... for now. Have patience... your time will come."
And just like that Father walked away from me. He said he was the number one in the world. He promised he would make me a king. I noticed someone coming closer. The last person I wanted to see.
"What are you staring at?"
Ash: Slateport DungeonI will never be fine. I refuse to eat or sleep until I know Pikachu is going to live. Pikachu had been my best friend for so many years and if he doesn't make it, I don't think I will ever be able to forgive myself. I should have tried to stop Norman from arresting him. I shouldn't have listened to my father. Mom is going to be furious when she finds out. I couldn't bring myself to blame Kamon. He did such a great job with Feraligatr and Kamon believed in him.
7th April 1589
"Hey Kamon." I felt as if I was crying.
"Ash," Kamon called me a in a calmer voice. "Don't lose your friendship with Iris."
"You know me by now," I told Kamon. "I'd never give up on my friends."
"Be careful," Kamon said. "Cilan is trying to poison Iris' mind."
I give up. Kamon will never believe that Cilan is a good man. I know he's a good man, he's just going through a rough time.
"So where are my pokemon?" Kamon asked.
"They're still with him."
"That battle was pointless," Kamon hissed. "Not worth being arrested for."
"You did your best though," I said. I should have said it with more compassion, but I was so depressed my concern for Kamon never showed up. "You won because you believed in Feraligatr. You cared for him and made sure he was ready for battle."
"Brock said letting him have rests will do him good," Kamon said. "His input was useful."
"We should have another battle again sometime," I said. "When we're both ready, and probably in a private area."
"So how long do you think I'm going to be stuck here for?"
"Not long," I admitted. "When Mom hears about this, she'll get you out."
"I can get out by myself," Kamon said.
Kamon's determination was the best thing about him. He may be stubborn, but he never gave up until he got what he wanted. It should be a happy time for him, he finally managed to defeat the biggest rival in his life: me!