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    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "Hey, it’s Augustine. Haha, oh man, did you really hit on Diantha? That’s hilarious. I wish I could have been there. What’d she say? What’d YOU say? Call me back."

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "I went to your cafe today. Did you put a new uniform in place? Nice suits; very ’80s. Good years, good years. But aren’t the sunglasses a bit strange indoors? Call me back."

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "I heard you’ve met my latest trainers. Aren’t they something special? I have high hopes for them. I’ll formally introduce you next time we’re all in town. Call me back."

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "Haha, you’re so silly sometimes when you get excited. I love that passion! But you say some really bizarre things. I always say you’re a big goofball but nobody believes me! Call me back."

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "What’s this I hear about Team Flare? I’m a bit confused. Fill me in sometime. Call me back."

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "…Lysandre, is something wrong? I don’t understand your Holo Caster message. You sound so fatalistic. It’s not like you. Call me back."

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "I’m headed to Geosenge as fast as I can. Don’t do anything stupid. Call me back."

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "Please, for the love of God, call me back. Please don’t be…Just call me back!"

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "…I guess…I guess that’s it then. That’s what you meant all along, isn’t it? I wish I had known. I wish you had told me… C—…"

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "That kid was made Champion the other day. Earlier there was a big parade for all of them, and I personally thanked them for stopping you. It really hurt, too, because I meant every word."

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "…I went to Geosenge for the first time today. I ended up just standing there, looking down at the hole. No one wants to excavate it. It occured to me for the first time that you’re really down there. I miss you."

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "Isn’t this stupid? I’m calling just to hear your voice. I have your last Holo Caster message saved but I can’t bring myself to watch it. I still can’t believe what you did. And I…still can’t believe that you’re…"

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "I went to your cafe again today. It’s been deserted ever since. There’s two Flare agents still hanging around in the basement, but they don’t seem to listen to anything I say. I’m going to try to buy the building. I think anyone else would just tear it down."

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "I saw Diantha today. The subject of you never came up. No one seems to think about you any more. I’m sure they do, though. You were so popular and well-liked. You had so many friends. And yet you never…I wish you had told someone."

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "Every time the Holo Caster turns on, some part of me thinks that somehow you made it out and you were just hiding. But that’s…not what happened, is it?"

    ***

    You’ve reached Lysandre; leave a message.

    "Maybe I’m just blathering at this point. But I really wish I could talk to you again. I mi—"

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    I love it and I love you.

    In all seriousness, it's simple and poignant. It starts out as lighthearted and then it moves on to show Sycamore's despair over the whole situation. It always struck me as odd how Sycamore was never suspicious of Lysandre or, if he did notice, stayed by his side. Their friendship was just that close and this fic portrays it. I just love the dynamic between those two. It would have been nice to see Lysandre answer the first few messages and then stop responding, but I digress. He was probably too busy of a man to respond. Overall, thanks for the quick read.

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    Aww, thank you! It's funny--I was neutral on Lysandre (weird considering how similar he is to Cyrus, who I adore. I guess I prefer originals, or the similarities aren't the interesting parts. Plus Cyrus's motives and even his goal, nuts as it was, made more sense), and I don't get why the internet seems to have a collective ovary explosion over Sycamore, but the two of them together are WONDERFUL. I thought their relationship was the most interesting part of the plot, and it was so strange how Sycamore seemed to be so...dull after the whole thing was over.

    I think Lysandre probably did call back, up until the "you're so silly sometimes" one. But if I showed the replies it wouldn't be called Answering Machine, would it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Gabbiani View Post
    Aww, thank you! It's funny--I was neutral on Lysandre (weird considering how similar he is to Cyrus, who I adore. I guess I prefer originals, or the similarities aren't the interesting parts. Plus Cyrus's motives and even his goal, nuts as it was, made more sense), and I don't get why the internet seems to have a collective ovary explosion over Sycamore, but the two of them together are WONDERFUL. I thought their relationship was the most interesting part of the plot, and it was so strange how Sycamore seemed to be so...dull after the whole thing was over.

    I think Lysandre probably did call back, up until the "you're so silly sometimes" one. But if I showed the replies it wouldn't be called Answering Machine, would it?
    Everyone loves Sycamore because he's sexy as hell. It's mostly a girl fanbase, I think. But yes, Sycamore did seem dulled. Then again, he was mostly talking to ~10 year old kids, I doubt he'd express his emotions to them/us, so I'm glad to see it in fic.

    And true enough, though Lysandre could have reached Sycamore's answering machine too if he was in the middle of research or something!

    | survival project |
    | this trainer is different. everyone knows it, but no one can explain it. |
    | complete |


    | flying in the dark |
    | he's hiding something. she just doesn't know it. |
    | on hiatus|


    | love and other nightmares |
    | limited time, limited abilities. kyurem says she can be cured in exchange for saving those who need saving. |
    | chapter 3 released 11/22/14 |


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    I think the player characters are older than that, since they're apparently older than Emma...but I have a VERY hard time believing that she's 16 like the note says because that girl has NOT gone through puberty yet.
    Anyway yes we were discussing scientist guys

    I wish their relationship had been further fleshed out. It was my favorite part of the plot, as I said, and had far more potential than they gave us.

    Heh. I may write these two again since I have an idea for the theory that Lysandre may have survived (apparently he almost certainly did in X via immortality but I only played Y and thought it was pretty obvious that there was a big chance that could kick in even then).
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