This is a Pokemon Mystery Dungeon fan fic, and also a reboot of my original fic, Through the Thunder and the Lightning. I decided that it'd be easier just to wait a while and post a new thread entirely. The alternative would be to keep redoing ones in the original thread, and the cliffhangers would never fall in the same place. So this easier and better on the eyes. Okay, that's enough explanations.
Ratings and Warnings
-Cartoon Violence (Pokemon kind, not Tom & Jerry kind)
-Mild Language (Salsa-mild kind, not... pepper-jack-cheese-mild kind)
-Maybe Death (Playing-your-heartstrings-like-harp-kind, not Texas-chainsaw-massacre kind)
-Ridiculous Warnings (comedian-kind, not warning-label-on-a-three-year-old's-pudding-cup kind)
And the PM List is back! Although, if you were on the old one, you'll have to re-request to be put on it.
Meeker ; Cometstarlight ; JX Valentine ; Azurus ; Saph~ ;
Shadow Lucario 50 ;
Feel free to catch any mistakes I make, I'm not perfect.
I'm just kidding, I'm freaking amazing. No really. I am. Shh.
So here's the Prologue, and the new Chapter 1 should be up soon too, within a day or so. The Prologue hasn't changed much since the re: version that was put up on the in the last version, with the exception of about two lines in the middle.
Watching myself when I'm taking strides
but here comes the moon
and it feels and it feels like an informer
quick, run away, hide before they see you
you know it is all a glow
-Tyrant, One Republic
The panting. The pounding. The stomping. The roaring.
These were the only things that I could hear.
What did this beast want with me? I was a nobody - just a small town teen, too scared of change to leave on Pokemon journey like the rest of my friends. I was just out for a walk under the moonlight, despite my mother’s warnings. She, much like the rest of the town, had superstitions that a monster would eat them if they were out at night. I guess the legends were true. I had always assumed they had been silly stories told by those with less knowledge of the world than us. However, silly stories don't chase you around the woods.
There was nowhere to run. Directly ahead was a small cave that I could hide in. I knew that it probably wouldn’t save me, but I had something I needed to do before the beast got me.
I heard the black monster begin to charge an attack. It was a clap of thunder like the ones that would roar high above Lacunosa Town in the stormy months. It wasn't a storm though. If only it was just a storm.
And why was nobody around to help? While I knew that most of the townsfolk would be indoors by now, the forest was usually crawling with Rangers.
I ran with all of my might and ducked into the small opening in the cliff side. The familiarity of the cave was comforting, despite the circumstances. I used to come here when I was small. It was a safe place - a haven from the school yard bullies who pestered me day in and day out. I never thought that it could become my grave.
I crawled as far back into the cave as I could go, but the gouged out hole wasn't very deep. Another rumble of thunder sounded. The beast was getting closer.
Swallowing my fear, I pulled out a pencil and the small sketch journal that I kept inside my jacket pocket and hurriedly opened it to the last page. It was the only page left blank. I had drawn on all the others. I knew I wasn’t going to make it out of here, so I thought that I might as well take care of one last promise in this world. She probably didn’t even remember what that promise was, but it didn’t matter. I remembered it. A friend had bought this for me on my last birthday. I vowed to her that I would fill every page of this book with meaningful memories and art. I told her I would finish it, even if it took my whole life. That was just before a car crash killed her. Ever since then, I had been holding off on from the last page. I wanted to save it for something important. I hadn’t taken into account the fact that my own deadline might be coming up faster than I had originally thought.
The mouth of the cave was suddenly illuminated with the fury of a lightning bolt. I shielded my eyes with my arm and squinted away. When the blast dissipated, I seen that the mouth of the cave had been charred by the attack. I wasn't harmed, but I knew the electric beast wouldn’t miss a second time. I quickly tried to think of something to sketch for my last journal. Anything, really. It didn’t matter what; the journal just need to be finished. A white squirrel came to my mind's eye, and I quickly started drawing it. The Pokemon was a common sight in the trees of my hometown. It was reassuring and felt like home. It was a good last feeling to have.
I heard a growl and then a sort of guttural laugh from outside the mouth of the cave. A quick glance revealed that the beast was looking me over with its massive red eye. The living nightmare was too large to fit in through the opening, but that didn’t matter. I hurriedly tried to finish my drawing, but my fear was now suppressing my will. My hand was shaking too much to draw anything comprehensible.
I didn't want to die.
There was another roar of thunder - so close and loud that it nearly burst my eardrums. Through the ringing left in my ears, I heard the crackling of electricity. It sounded like a short circuit.
And suddenly everything went white.
So in the new versions, there will be song lyrics before the chapters. I'll try to stay away from mainstream songs, but that's not always possible. Most of the time, I include them because it's kinda neat to show what song represents my mindset when writing that chapter. I include it before the Chapter title so that it feels apart from the main work and doesn't feel so awkward.
That said, One Republic's Tyrant is probably TTL's overarching theme song. So whenever it appears at the top of a chapter, you know you're in for an important and fun ride.
And I'd like to thank a few of my friends on here for looking it over and giving their opinions. It's much appreciated, and you all know who you are, you amazing people you.
Well, what can I say? Chapter 1 is gonna be out soon, so stay tuned!