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~~Oathville~~
[Nighttime.]
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[Nothing is left of Oathville... All is in ruin. This is the first thing that Kutzu and Safiri see upon their return. They are baffled...]
Kutzu: ...Was this the work of Darkness...?
Safiri: [Aghast.] ...M-my home...
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[Suddenly, a dark corridor...]
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[It is not Cruce, instead it is Lea. She is still shaken with her previous conflict with Celebi.]
Lea: Ahh... Oh dear... That was quite the rush... [She looks up and around at the broken town...] What in the name of Naught...?
Kutzu: [Gulps.] ..L-Lea?
Lea: Ahh! [She turns to the two Eclipses, pointing her staff at them.] ...Oh... it is you... What in Fantasy are you two doing here...?
Safiri: Your portal took us here Lea... Where the heck have you been...?
Lea: Now that's no way to ask, dearie... And it's quite none of your business... [She looks around again.] ...Who was ordered to tear this town down...? That was not part of our plans...
Safiri:...[Lowers his head.] ...Mrgh...
Lea: What? [Turns to Safiri.] What is it?
Kutzu: First Blazelord... then this...
Lea: Blazelord? The Starsign Avenger? What are you two going on about?! Speak! [She points her staff at the two. It begins glowing green with wind energy...]
Safiri: Blazelord... was with us... in the Ancient Growth Forest... And then this human... looked like Chris... o-out of nowhere, he... He warned us... Blazelord attacked him, a-and... the human...
Lea: Human who looked like Chris...? But that's... no no, that's quite impossible!
Kutzu: We saw him, Lea! He appeared in a portal like yours... And... he ripped through Blazelord... like no-nothing... Blazelord is t-totally gone... He's...
Lea: Blazelord is dead...? [Lowers her staff.]
Safiri: ...If Darkness didn't do this... Then it was him... he did it... the human...
Lea: ...The last time I was here, I felt the life forces of many potential victims of Darkness... and now there are none...
Safiri: You're saying... what...?
Lea: Whatever destroyed this village destroyed everything, dearie...
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[Voices can be heard...]
???: Look! The village! I see the village!
???: Village...? Gracious, we might reunite with them!
???: Safiri, I'm coming, don't worry!
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Lea: [She turns her attention toward the oncoming group... Their presence is noted as Mark, Susie, Slianna, Rilia, and Celebi. The entire group is here....]
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Celebi: [Smiles at the sight of Safiri and Kutzu, then notices Lea and glares.] You!!
Lea: Erk... [Frowns, backing up a bit.]
Celebi: Don't try to escape this time... It'll be worse for you if you do... [His body is no longer manipulating Reverse Affliction.]
Safiri: Wait, Celebi! ...We've... come across something that you need to know about.
Slianna: Safiri, Kutzu!
Susie: Gracious, are you two okay?!
Mark: Yeah, and from the looks of it, this town ain't...
[Rilia and Slianna rush up to Safiri, while Mark and Susie walk to Kutzu.]
Kutzu: We're fine... but... I totally don't think it'll stay that way for long...
Mark: What're you talking about...?
Safiri: We saw this human... in the Ancient Growth Forest...
Rilia: A human...? Celebi... You used to be human...
Celebi: [Nods.] So I've been told...
Kutzu: Like, not only that... but this human looked like Chris... exactly like you, Celebi. [Faces Celebi.] Before your transformation. He utilized the most terrifying Darkness I've seen... We saw him kill a Starsign Avenger so quickly, I-I... have... goosebumps now...
Lea: And apparently... this human is behind the destruction of Oathville and all of its inhabitants.
Slianna: Darkness didn't do this...?
Lea: Darkness has no need to do this, dear...
Celebi: ...Darkness isn't even behind this...? (What's happening now...? This... has nothing to do with Naught's trial, does it? Am I... still in this...?)
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Safiri: [Gasps.] Dr. Maiwell!!
Cruce: What about him...? [Suddenly behind the entire group. They all look back.]
Kutzu: ...[Begins trembling.] It's him!! He's here!
Safiri: You!! You horrible thing! What'd you do to the Dr.?!
Cruce: Safiri, that question would be better left unanswered... [Sighs, scanning the group.] s**t... Lea...? Susie? Slianna? ...I didn't realize how similar this world was to my own... This is getting tougher to deal with.
Lea: You... know us... human... Who are you...? Tell us.
Cruce: I can't--won't tell you who I am... It goes against what I am here for.
Celebi: [Begins hovering to Cruce.] And what'd that be?
Cruce: ...If I told you, I would get resistance... I really don't want that. It's all for the best.
Celebi: Tell me, dammit... Tell me who you are! [Now close to Cruce.]
Cruce: (This one... Heh, it's the Celebi they must've been talking about... Why so significant? He's just a Celebi... or is he?) [Smirks, patting Celebi's head.]
Celebi: [This surprises Celebi.] Wh-...?
Safiri: [Watching, nervous...]
Cruce: You're new... Tell you what, if you tell me who you are, I'll tell you my name.
Celebi: ...Mmrgh... I'm... I'm Celebi...
Cruce: ...[He begins petting Celebi.] ...No, not that name...
Celebi: [Lowers his head, closing his eyes.] They always call me Chris... if that's anything...
Cruce: Chris...? ...Hm... I'm Cruce... Cruce Ifai. I've come to this world with a very important mission... To save it.
Kutzu: Totally not true! You... You're destroying it... Just look at what you've done...
Cruce: Destruction is the only way that this world can be saved... I'm sorry it has to be like this, but all reality is fading, and you don't even know it. Time's becoming nothing, and space is becoming nothing. This world started with many outcomes, but this was not one of them, so that must be fixed... The apocalypse is a viable outcome... I must cause the apocalypse...
Celebi: [Looks up at Cruce.] But... that doesn't make sense... [He can't seem to push himself from Cruce...]
Cruce: You're right. [Looks down at Celebi, frowning.] It doesn't... It's hard to believe. It seems impossible... but this world has been abandoned. It has been forgotten, and should this continue, it will experience a fate so horrible, all will beg for death...
Celebi: But why is this happening...? Why does it have to be this way...?
Safiri: Celebi... you believe him...?
Celebi: I do... I believe there's something to it... Don't you feel it...? Maybe you don't... I have some authority over time itself... so I can feel the distortion. It... hurts.
Cruce: I don't know why this is happening... [Shakes his head.] I wish there was some other way to save you... I would bring you all to my world if I could... [He hugs Celebi close to himself.] And the more I grow close to you, Chris... the harder I will find it to end you...
Celebi: [Closes his eyes, burying his head into Cruce's chest.] ...I can fix this.
Cruce: Hm...?
Celebi: I'm going to fix this, Cruce... I can... I know I can!! [He becomes a bright light...]
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(I can fix this... can't I...?)
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[The bright light comes to an end...]
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[Unfortunately, Celebi's time travel is corrupted. The Forgotten Dimension disapproves of the disturbance of time... He is brought back to The Pokémon World.]
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If you've kept up so far, way to go. You've got lots of confusion ahead of you... >3