Sorry for the double post, but as I promised here is Chapter 13 of Dedication Through Light and Darkness! In this chapter you will see the return of two characters that have had one appearance so far. I thought I would show you guys what those characters were really about. Jyharri does not appear in this chapter so rejoice! No students appear in this chapter actually. Enough of me talking! Enjoi!
Dedication Through Light and Darkness
Chapter 13: Revealed! The Black Organization Makes Their Move!
A mist hung over the forest, thick, and white. Three figures moved through the mist, two of them clad in black. The cloaks they wore came down to their ankles, a few centimeters above the ground. The third figure was shaped like a bipedal lizard, closely following the shorter of the two humans. They moved in between the trees at a fast pace, not stopping at any moment. The trio came upon a tall building. The roof, red in color, reached higher than the trees.
“Right now we’re going to meet with one of our commanders,” said the short human.
“Kelly,” the tall one called.
Slowing their pace, the three figures entered the building. The clear doors slid open as they approached it, revealing a spacious room. The counter in front of them was left unattended. The tall figure let out a sharp whistle. Out of a side door came another figure cloaked in black.
“Commander Cindy,” said the tall one.
“Damien, Kelly,” the woman replied.
“We’re here for your report,” said Kelly as she pulled down her hood.
Cindy, also pulling down her hood, handed a stack of papers to Damien. The papers were kept in a manila folder, almost falling out.
“Those are all the results we have on the new first years,” explained Cindy.
Kelly and Damien quickly checked the papers, examining a graph next to a picture of a student. Damien stopped at one person, looking the graph over many times.
“This one,” Damien pointed at the picture, “seems to be the one with the most potential.”
“Then this one,” said Kelly pulling out a different paper, “seems more likely to go to them
“Ah,” Cindy said as she looked over both of the pictures. “They are both in Fire Red, my dorm. Jyharri and Sydnie seem like such great friends too.”
The sound of a door opening sounded from the back of the room. The three people and the Pokémon hid under a stairwell on the far side of the room, shrouded in darkness. An old man entered the room. He wore bright white robes as opposed to Cindy’s black ones.
“Lou?” Cindy whispered. “He’s in Team Lustrous?!”
“Whoever is there you can come out now,” Lou bellowed.
Cindy started to step out, but a hand stopped her. Kelly and her Kecleon jumped out instead. A smirk formed on Kelly’s face, as well as Kecleon’s.
“Well if it isn’t some Black Organization Grunt,” Lou laughed.
“Don’t think I’m a regular grunt you old man,” Kelly said as she crossed her arms. Kecleon did the same with a nod.
“Well, I’ll be able to eliminate you here and now,” said Lou, a smirk now on his face.
Kelly made a motion with her head at Kecleon, signaling it was time to battle. Kecleon ran out in front of his trainer, ready to protect her. Lou pulled out a white ball, the strip in the middle red. He tossed it into the air, the ball opening as it began to fall. The white light from the ball materialized into a large brown Pokémon. Its shaggy white hair covered most of its face, its menacing yellow eyes and long nose the only things visible on its face. Its short stubby arms ended in broad leaves.
“Careful Kecleon,” Kelly warned him. “Shiftry can be very dangerous.”
Kecleon nodded and stared down Shiftry, waiting for him to do something. Shiftry started to wave his arms towards Kecleon, making Kecleon give him a weird look. After a little a gust of wind picked up. Now Shiftry started to flap his arms as hard as he could at Kecleon. The Normal type started to float in the air. The harder Shiftry flapped his wings the higher Kecleon went. As soon as Kecleon was high enough in the air Shiftry jumped towards him, his arms crossed. Kecleon watched as Shiftry’s fans started to glow before being hit when Shiftry uncrossed his arms.
“Kecleon,” Kelly cried as he hit the ground. Kecleon stood and shook his head, shaking off the damage. “Now hit him with a Fury Swipes!”
Kecleon dashed in at Shiftry slashing at him repeatedly. Shiftry dodged every attack, side stepping Kecleon and hitting him on the back of the head towards a wall. Kecleon stopped himself, his face a few centimeters in front of the wall.
“Tear him up with Razor Leaf,” Lou commanded.
Smaller leaves shot out of Shiftry’s fans, cutting at Kecleon all over his body before the Normal type fell to the ground. Kelly ran over to her Pokémon, picking him up.
“Now you and your Pokémon are finished,” Lou shouted. “Shiftry hit them with Hyper Beam!”
A ball of orange energy formed in Shiftry’s mouth. As soon as it was a significant size it shot out in the form of a beam. Kelly closed her eyes tightly, holding on to Kecleon just as tight, waiting for the beam to hit her. After a few seconds passed Kelly opened her eyes to see a humanoid figure standing in front of her. The creature seemed to be wearing an elegant ballroom gown, her feet not visible. The Pokémon’s green arms were extended in front of it, a blue aura surrounding it. Kelly peered around the Pokémon to see the same blue aura around the orange beam.
“Nice Psychic Gardevoir,” said Damien as he stepped from the shadows, finally pulling off his hood.
“Another one eh?” said Lou looking from Kelly to Damien.
“No, I’m a Commander,” Damien corrected him, anger written on his face.
The aura around Gardevoir changed from blue to red, her expression also angry. The orange beam instantly turned on Shiftry and shot back. As Shiftry was hit with the beam he flew back and crashed through the back wall.
“Gardevoir,” said Damien. “Hit that old man with Magical Leaf.”
Leaves appeared around Gardevoir, all a different color. The leaves shot at Lou, hitting him in the torso area, knocking him on his back. As Lou looked up a figure stood over him. All he could see was the red of their eyes. Instantly he began to shudder and quake in fear.
“Please, no,” he begged for mercy.
“No mercy here,” said the figure.
The last thing Lou saw was the red eyes of a Black Organization Commander.
“Thanks for that,” Kelly told Damien back at their base.
“No problem,” said Damien. “You’re my partner. I have to help you. I’ve lost enough people already.”
“I’m the only one who should be saying thanks,” Cindy told them as she entered their base. “I’m the only one not in danger now.”
Cindy’s eyes started to glow a brilliant blue, shining in the darkness of the base. She pulled her hood up and headed for the exit. She turned and waved to Damien and Kelly before exiting.
“How’s Kecleon?” Damien asked Kelly as Cindy departed.
Kelly looked across the room and saw her only Pokémon lying on a small bed, a pained look on his face.
“I think he’s ok,” Kelly said, her voice warbling a bit.
Damien walked to the computer and began typing. Kelly walked over to her Kecleon, pulling up a chair to sit next to him. After a while a voice said, “Message sent.”
“What was that?” Kelly asked not taking her eyes off Kecleon.
“I told the boss about the situation,” Damien replied. “I thought it would be wise if he knew.”
Kelly put one of her hands on Kecleon’s forehead. As soon as she touched him, Kecleon flinched. Kelly pulled her hand away surprised.
“It was his first battle,” Damien told her, feeling her sadness. “It’s a good thing he’s still here. Lou was probably an Admin for Team Lustrous.”
“Next time I’m going to destroy them,” Kelly said as she balled her fists. “They won’t be hurting Kecleon anymore!”
“Sir, we’ve received word that Lou has been taken out.”
A man in his early twenties approached his boss carefully. The man and his boss wore bright, hoodless white robes. The boss looked at the man and motioned for him to come closer. The man did so cautiously. As he came closer his boss grabbed his throat, holding on to it tightly.
“I thought I said no one disturbs me while I was in the room of florescence,” the boss told him.
The man looked at his boss in fear. His yellow eyes seem to pierce through him, straight to his heart. They stood in a room that was completely white, save for the designs on the walls as they were gold. The walls bored designs of a giant bird like creature.
“My ancestors built this room specifically for the boss,” he continued as he looked around the room.
The room was mostly bare. A giant altar sat at the end of a long stretch of nothing. Behind the altar sat a chair with a desk.
“I’m sorry sir,” the mad said as he choked. “I just started working here Monday. I didn’t know.
“Let this be a warning to you,” the boss said as he let go of the man. “Now who took out Lou?”
“Some Black Organization scum,” the man said through gasps as he held his throat.
The boss ran his hand through his shoulder length silver hair. “Leave it to Lou to get taken out by the trash.”
The boss paced around the room, his hands behind his back. The man watched him, trying to always have some distance between them.
“Well nothing I can do about it now,” the boss said after a minute. “I have better officers that can easily replace him. If that was all then you can leave now before you join Lou.”
The man quickly left the room, not trying to test his boss. As he left the room a bunch of his team members were surprised to see him again. A lot of them asked him what happened.
“Whatever you do, do not make Boss Aeolus mad,” the man told his fellow team members.
“Damien, get out of here!”
“No mommy! I want to stay with you!”
“I’m not going to let them take you as well! Get out of here before you get burned too!”
Damien jumped, waking himself up. He looked around and saw he was in his base.
“Bad dream?” Kelly asked from across the room.
“I remembered that night,” he told her as he clutched his head.
“Message received,” said the computer.
Damien turned towards the computer surprised. “The boss never replies this early. If he does it would be in a call.”
Damien clicked the message open and quickly read over it. He started to chuckle as he finished reading it. Kelly gave him a funny look. Damien motioned for her to walk over to him. She gave Kecleon a worried look and approached the computer. The message read, “Hey Damien. I hear you’re on assignment at some Academy. I was going to go there soon, but you know how Antonius is about giving out assignments.
. Maybe I can visit you and Kelly when he’s not being such a woman. Later, Robert.”
“Why does Robert always make fun of the boss like that?” Kelly asked as she hurried back to Kecleon’s side.
“Maybe it’s because-” Damien started.
A knock was heard at the bases entrance. Damien and Kelly became very still. After a couple minutes of silence the knocking became louder.
“It’s Team Lustrous!” someone shouted. “Open up or we’re blasting our way in!”
Damien quickly typed a few keys on the keyboard as Kelly picked up Kecleon and opened a hatch in the floor. As soon as it popped open she jumped in, Damien following soon after. The moment after the entered the hatch entrance door to their base was blasted open. Two figures in white robes entered. One was a few centimeters taller than Damien, obviously a male, while the other was a few centimeters shorter than Kelly, obviously female. The two searched the room, pulling down shelves, and the like. The male walked to the computer and started to type. A buzz noise sounded as he tried to get into the computer’s database.
“Damn Black Organization scum!” he spat.
“Hey look at this,” the girl said as she noticed the hatch.
The male walked over to her and crouched down. “Open it.”
“The girl crouched down, flipped her long blonde hair behind her and started to pull open the hatch. When it opened all the way it revealed a hole that led underground into a complicated tunnel system.
“Great,” said the girl. “They got away.”
“No they didn’t,” said the boy. “We’re going to catch them. If we don’t then the boss will kill us. They killed Admin Lou so we have to exterminate them. We can’t let them get away with this.”
The boy and the girl fled the base, running off into the mist. As the two departed Damien climbed out of the hatch, pulling Kelly out after him.
“We’re lucky they didn’t go in there,” said Damien. “If they checked it out, they would have seen that we were hiding right after the first turn.”
“We need to get somewhere safe so Kecleon can rest up properly,” Kelly told Damien as she held Kecleon.
Damien pulled out a small cellular phone and punched in a couple numbers. He started to pace the room as he listened to the other end ring. After four rings Damien heard a click. “Hello?” said a voice.
“Cousin,” Damien exclaimed. “I need your help.”
“What do you need this time Damien? I told you that I can’t do anything for the Organization right now.”
“I need to get my friend’s Pokémon healed and a safe place to stay for now,” Damien told the voice.
“I’m sure I can do the first thing, but I’m not so sure about the second,” the voice replied.
“This will be the last thing I ask of you,” Damien pleaded. “I need your help Drake.