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The First Cross:
The Crystalline Genesis

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[The blizzard has calmed for now. The chaos on the frozen streets has not, however. It has increased. The fiendish Nightmares have spread out, already proving to be a considerable force to the authorities...]
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[At the school...]
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Pachi: [Now laying on his tail, a few of the Circle members remaining around him.] ... I really need to think about my next move...
Nic: [Still leaning against the wall. He sighs.] I don't blame you. It's getting boring in here.
Al: 'Think so? I dunno, we've got an electric squirrel right here.
Pachi: I'm usually much funner! But... This feeling is really bothering me. It's never been this way.
Nic: Maybe we could help you out.
Pachi: [His ears flicker as he sits up.] Really?
Al: I'm not too sure what we could do, but it oughta be better than nothing.
Pachi: But... I don't wanna put you in danger... I don't know what kinda powers you humans have~.
Al: ...Powers...?
Nic: ...This is one of those moments...
Pachi: [He blinks a few times.] Gee, what do you mean?
Al: We don't really have any special "powers" like you Pokémon do. The only thing we have is... technology... which doesn't work now.
Nic: It's the strangest thing ever... Nothing at all works. It's like all of the space stations just vanished.
Pachi: ...Hmm... This all runs on electricity, right?
Al: That's right.
Pachi: [He looks up a little, still sitting. He spots the lights on the ceiling.] ... [The next thing he does defies belief. He uses his electric capabilities, as well as his strange type-mutation; a sort of psychic power...]
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[The lights in the room flick on. Murmurs of surprise heat up the classroom.]
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Al: Hey, are things actually working again? [He looks up.] Lights are back on.
Nic: [Staring at Pachi, his arms crossed. He raises an eyebrow.]
Pachi: [He watches Nic, smiling.] Hehe~!
Al: Wait... Pachi? Are you doing this?
Pachi: Mmmmhm! [He ceases his concentration and the lights go out.] I haven't ever tested it on this kind of stuff before.
Nic: What exactly is it?
Pachi: Well~... Hm?! [His tail flicks as he suddenly stands up, looking at the door.]
Al: What's wrong?
Pachi: Darkness!! [Before anyone can react, Pachi is gone in a flash...]
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[However, in his time, he rushes to the door after bringing time to a staggering minute per second. He hops up to the door, opening it, then rushing out and closing it quickly. It looks as if he had fazed through the door, if not vanished...]
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[Meanwhile...]
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(C r u c e -- C e l e b i)
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-Sub-Zero Streets(Skies).-

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Cruce: [He takes his flying slowly, trying to remind himself of what Celebi told him.] (Leaf in a breeze... leaf in a breeze... Dang... this place got wrecked...) As cool as it is flying above my home... it hurts to see it in this shape.
Celebi: I can imagine... Oh, I remember when our world was paralyzed in the stillness of darkness. It was scary.
Cruce: Sounds like it. I take it you and Grovyle were busy back then?
Celebi: Very much so. You probably heard Grovyle mention something about a partner, yes?
Cruce: Yeah, I did. What'd he mean by that?
Celebi: ...My dear Grovyle once had a friend... he was human... He lived in our world.
Cruce: A human... in a world of Pokémon?
Celebi: A rare thing, for sure. The two were the closest of friends; an unbeatable duo. Darkness befell our world... time had stopped... It was the cause of the removal of the Time Gears. These are the power sources of our world. They maintain the flow of time itself.
Cruce: (Time Gears...) These things really do that? There're items that can embody time?
Celebi: Yes. They govern life to an extent, too. Our world was ruined... The only way to save time was to reverse it, which I have the power to do.
Cruce: Oh, yeah. Celebi can travel through time. They're considered a legendary Pokémon.
Celebi: Knowledgeable, aren't we~? Well, that was needed to send Grovyle and his partner back in time to a world that had not yet been corrupted.
Cruce: What was... Grovyle's partner's name?
Celebi: His name was Adam. Adam and Grovyle got separated during time travel, and Adam lost his memory. He also turned into a Pokémon; a Torchic.
Cruce: So he developed amnesia... 'Guess I was lucky to avoid that part.
Celebi: Mhmm. Adam made a new friend though. I believe his name was Al, and he was a Mudkip.
Cruce: ...Seriously?
Celebi: Yes~. Wait, is something wrong?
Cruce: Al...? Ha! Me and my friends have an inside joke about that... That's crazy! That's almost exactly what the joke is!
Celebi: You have a friend named Al? Is he a Mudkip?
Cruce: No, but he really likes Mudkips... Sorry to interrupt the story.
Celebi: Um, you didn't... [She stops in midair, pointing ahead.] But they're about to!
Cruce: [Looks at the point she is gesturing to. Two imp Nightmares have spotted them and are ascending to their level.] Shoot! What do I do?!
Celebi: We have to fight them! Be careful, they're crafty!
Cruce: What if I get... captured or something?
Celebi: No one's gonna get captured while I'm here! [She begins sparkling, ready to unleash a move at anytime.]
Cruce: (Hmm... I feel like I can fight... but I wanna know how.)
[The Nightmares, quick to the offense, charge their own moves up before releasing them: two parallel black beams that dissipate into the air as they are dodged.]
Cruce: [Lowers himself.] Whoa!
Celebi: [Rises above them with ease.] I'll keep an eye on you! Just think of that power you're feeling! Let it guide you!
Cruce: Got it! [He focuses blindly... Shockingly, he manages to pull something have without even realizing it. Furthermore, it doesn't even fit what he is. He has been casting it this entire period of focusing.] ...T-take this, whatever it is!
Celebi: ...(This is going to be embarrassing.)
Cruce: [A dark pulse escapes his body as colossal, greenish icicles appear above the enemies. They rain down, striking through the Nightmares before they can notice or even begin to cast another spell of their own.]
Celebi: ...[Her eyes widen.] !!
[The Nightmares fail to recover, as they are continuously dragged down and eventually crushed into the ground by the strange icicles.]
Cruce: [Looking down at the fallen foes.] ... [He feels a strange energy leaving him.] ... [Looks back to Celebi, confused.] Did I actually do that...? I felt it... Um...
Celebi: [Her body returns to normal.] ... [She approaches Cruce, looking in all directions.] ...Y-you did.
Cruce: ...[His eye twitches.] G-...Geez Louise...
Celebi: ...That's not a normal ability, Cruce... That was magic.
Cruce: I just casted a spell?!
Celebi: ...I believe so.
Cruce: ...B-but how!? Where did I learn to--?! ... (Where... did I learn to do that? There's know way I should've known how to do that... b-but... I did it... even though I did it without realizing what I was doing. What's inside of me...?)
Celebi: I've never even seen that spell... Cruce, you definitely have something special brewing inside of you~!
Cruce: I don't doubt you... I feel it, whatever it is... (This is all... so surreal... I keep having to ask myself... is this really happening?)
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"That feeling in my heart..."
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"Tells me it is."
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[The two continue on. Cruce tries not to let his previous revelation of power disturb him too much. Celebi still finds it hard to believe...]
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[Eventually, the two come to a towering crystalline structure in the center of an all too familiar place.]
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-St. K. Campus.-

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[The two land on this crystal building.]
Cruce: Wow, this was not here before...
Celebi: It's kind of pretty, isn't it~?
Cruce: In a destructive way. It looks like it leads underground... that can't be safe.
Celebi: [Gasps!] Neither can that! [She points to a scene unfolding in the area behind the planters.]
Cruce: Hm?! [He looks down ahead. As soon as he spots the scene, his vision blurs. Everything goes bright for a second... He blinks.] ...Agh! ...I can't see...
Celebi: Hm? [Turns to Cruce.] Are you okay? What happened?
Cruce: [Eyes closed. He turns away.] Aaahhh... I... I can't see a thing...
Celebi: [She frowns, turning back to the scene. A single recognizable Pokémon is facing five imp-like Nightmares on his own.] Stay right here! [She flies down to the battle...]
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Pachi: [Now surrounded by imp-like Nightmares.] How in Fantasy did you monsters get here?! I'm so sorry, but I can't let you stay! [As the Nightmares start to rush in on him, he releases the move Discharge. An electric sphere closes in on each of them. Three of the five evaporate. The other two are stunned. It is now when Pachi leaps back, given the space to do so.] Haha! Not used to fighting here, I guess? [He smirks... but then... He catches sight of another flying down from the crystal structure to aid him. Behind that pink figure is a sight too bright for his eyes.] Whoa!! [His vision pulses into a blur. Everything brightens. He falls backwards.] I... I can't see!! ... I... (But... My heart... ...It feels so alive...)
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Cruce: (I've never felt this...)
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Pachi: (It feels like...)
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Cruce: (My soul is reaching out... to another...)
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Pachi: (So close... It's leaving me... but I still feel so alive.)
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Cruce: (Such power... What's happening...?)
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Topher: ...(What happened to me...?)...
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"--chi..."
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"...achi!"
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"Pachi! Can you even hear me? Pachi!"
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Pachi: [His eyes shoot open. He had been simply standing in a state of trance.] Wha?! Wh-who?! [Comes alive again, shaking.]
Celebi: [Holding Pachi's shoulders. She has taken care of the other Nightmares.] Oh, there you are.
Pachi: Cel...ebi...?
Celebi: Is that you in there, Pachi?
Pachi: [He nods.] ...Y-yes, it is. I... don't know what happened... I couldn't see...
Celebi: Pachi... What are you doing here?
Pachi: Gosh, I dunno~. I wish I knew! I just up and appeared in the snow on this strange new world. I've been feeling so strange ever since I got here.
[At this time, Cruce rejoins Celebi.]
Cruce: Sorry about that. Don't know what got into me...
Pachi: [As Celebi lets him go, he finds himself staring at Cruce.] ...
Celebi: Gosh, so something happened to both of you at the same time? [She places her hands on her hips.]
Cruce: [Staring back at Pachi.] ...
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Celebi: ...Hello? [She waves a hand in Cruce's face.] Anybody home?
Cruce: [Blinks, shaking his head.] I--uh... S-so... There's a Pachirisu here... I-I think you noticed him though.
Pachi: ... (My heart's racing...) ...I'm... Pachi...
Cruce: [He smiles.] I'm... Shaymin. Name's Shaymin. Nice to meet you.
Pachi: ...Y-yeah...
Celebi: ... [She looks back and forth between the two.] ...Well, Pachi. You're here, so that must mean something, right?
Pachi: Oh, yes yes! Um, there's a lot of humans in there! They're probably--[Turns around. A bunch of the students are watching from the windows again. Their expressions are far more aghast than the first time.
Cruce: [His eye twitches as he spots familiar faces.] (Oh dear God.)
Pachi: [Facing the windows. He smiles, giving them all a nod.]
Cruce: (My heart's really beating... for two reasons... There's something about this Pachi fellow. I even recognize his voice for some reason... Another thing, I... I'm a Shaymin! And those are the students I grew up with in there! They can see me... but they don't know who I really am... what I... can do now... I don't think I considered how greatly this has already affected me... I've been in denial this entire time...)
Celebi: Are they... friendly?
Pachi: Yup! They're real nice. C'mon, I'll introduce you two to them!
Celebi: [She turns to notice that Cruce possess possibly the strangest look on his face she has seen yet.]
Cruce: ... [Just staring blankly at the windows.] (This is gonna suck...) Um...
Celebi: Something wrong, Shaymin?
Cruce: (Oh, right... I'm Shaymin... Good, she remembered. I'm Shaymin, not Cruce. Okay...) Uh... let's g-get inside? It's chilly.
Pachi: Agreed!
[Pachi leads the way back to the door. He knocks politely.]
Pachi: It's all clear!
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[The 7th grade teacher opens the door, looking down at the Pokémon...]
7th Grade Teacher: Well, I suppose you three can come in. You are all rather adorable, and you look cold.
Pachi: Thank you kindly, Miss~.
Celebi: Yes, thank you!
Cruce: [Gulps. He simply grins stupidly.]
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[The three are permitted to enter. Again, they are rushed by all of the students. A large crowd quickly forms around them.]
Student: You're kidding, more?!
Student: This isn't gonna end, is it?
Student: I like the pink one!
Student: The one with the big ears looks cool.
Celebi: Oh my! This is certainly a lot of recognition!
Pachi: Yup!
Cruce: ...(A little too much... This is way weird.) ...
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[The students, after asking their questions, eventually let the three have some air. The Circle members, however, now all stand together again. Cruce, for once, is there, yet standing with the two Pokémon, for he is one of them...]
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Pachi: [Waves.] Hi guys!
Bongo: More Pokémans!
Emelina: Ohmygosh, the flying one is cute!
Celebi: Oh, why thank you~!
Bongo: Yeah, she likes girls.
Emelina & Pat: BONGO! [Both smack his arms.]
Bongo: Ahahhahahaha!
Nic: [Smirks and chuckles.] Hmhm, don't mind him. He's... a character.
Al: I take it your name is Celebi? [Looking at Celebi.]
Celebi: Whoa, you know our names?
Nic: A few of us. Believe it or not, we knew Pachi here also.
Ivan: It's because... well, it's a very long story.
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[The group sets down again... This time, the three Pokémon are sitting against the wall.]
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Ivan: So. What brings more of you here?
Celebi: We were scouting the area for anymore signs of what Pachi here was facing outside.
Bongo: The little demon things?
Pachi: Yep. Those Nightmares shouldn't bug us again.
Celebi: Mhmm. I just hope they leave my dear Grovyle alone.
Pachi: Grovyle's here...? (...Hm... I barely know Team Time, but it makes me feel comfortable that they're in this with me, not that I want them to suffer through this... I'd be lonely though.)
Celebi: Yes, he is. My resolve was strengthened when I found him!
Al: So there's even more of your friends out there?
Pat: I wonder how many Pokémon are on this world now.
Celebi: I gather it has to be a coincidence that Grovyle and I appeared so close together on this planet. Pachi, too.
Pachi: That's a good point!
Nic: You believe you've all appeared in the same... well, "same" location for a reason then?
Celebi: Mmm, maybe...
Pat: Where is Grovyle now?
Celebi: Oh, he's at Cruce's house--er--
Pachi: Who?!
[The Circle members shoot focused glances at Celebi. Cruce's head raises. He looks at the members nervously.]
Pat: Where?!
Nic: He's at Cruce's place...?
Al: Like... our Cruce?
Ivan: Cruce... is with Grovyle?
Emelina: Whoa!
Celebi: Wait--I... I mean...
[Cruce looks away slowly...]
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[The Circle members catch this. They all turn their attention to Cruce.]
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Cruce: [Trying to find something that isn't the wall to focus on.] ...
Bongo: Did he ever tell us his name?
Al: Don't think so.
Pat: I've never seen a Pokémon like him before.
Ivan: I have. That's Shaymin, in his sky forme. I wonder where he got the Gracidea to do that...
Cruce: ... [All he can do is nod... and cough a bit.]
Nic: Are you sure?
Ivan: Wha...?
Nic: Are you sure that's Shaymin?
[Some of the students are quiet now. They are shifting their attention to Cruce.]
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Celebi: [She has both hands over her mouth.] ...(Oopsie...)
Al: ...Who else... could...?
Emelina: ...[Leans in a little.] He's not looking at us... can he speak~?
Cruce: [Trying to hide his voice.] I can speak... (This... is... a... load... of... crap...)
Bongo: ...So if Grovyle is at Cruce's house...
Pat: Maybe he's there... Or...
Pachi: Cruce... This name is being mentioned so much. It's really making my heart go up in flames!
Al: O...kay... little weird.
Cruce: (Pachi feels that way too?) ...
Ivan: No offense, Shaymin... but you're a little suspicious.
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[The whole room is quiet.]
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Cruce: ...[He sighs... He looks up to one of the tall cabinets.] Well... Cruce isn't really sick or anything anymore... [He floats up to the cabinets, standing on top of them and looking out at his peers. They each focus on him, expecting a sort of speech...] Nah, he's okay... I guess you could say that...
Al: ...Hey... Shaymin...
Cruce: [Looks down at Al...]
Al: Y'er not... Shaymin... ...
Cruce: Not really, no...
Celebi: [Disappointed in herself, she keeps her head low.]
Pachi: [Looking up at Cruce with anticipation.]
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Cruce: [His head is lowered...] ... (What I do here might change the outcome of this whole thing... But... I just can't...) ... [Slowly, he raises his head. He speaks as he does so.] Cruce... I've called out to that name before. I've been inside his head for a while.
Celebi: [Looks up at Cruce, interested in this lie...]
Cruce: I had no intention on harming him... But when that blackness overtook this world and he fell asleep... I escaped...
Nic: ...Well whaddya know...? Cruce really was hearing voices after all.
Pat: A Pokémon was the voice inside of his head all along?
Pachi: ...Wait... That doesn't add up, Shaymin...
[Everyone turns to Pachi.]
Pachi: But I can tell you something that does make sense now... [He lifts his head up.] I understand it... I spoke to someone named Cruce once... it wasn't a face to face conversation... it's a special ability that I have... I thought I had been speaking to the wrong person... But no. My heart racing, my soul burning... all in his presence. Cruce Maximilius. That's his name...
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Al: Okay, now I'm really confused.
Bongo: Me too...
Cruce: [He looks down to Pachi, trembling.] (...He... he was the one... r-really...? Him...? ...I... guess it makes sense... that feeling I get... I can't deny it... it's tied to him...) Who are you... Pachi...? Why have we been able to speak? You are the voice inside my head...?
[The students look back to Cruce. Perhaps he receives the strongest looks from the Circle.]
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Pachi: [He nods.] I am one of many, Cruce Maximilius. I was incredulous, but I finally see that it's you. You're the one we've all been looking for for so long. You've been here, on a whole other world that no one knew about...
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Cruce: ...Y-you...
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Pachi: Why have you become a Pokémon? I'm not sure exactly why, but it only means that it's really you...
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Cruce: I can't... [Shakes his head.] I can't deny it... You're right... You've got me...
Pat: ...Cruce...
Cruce: Sorry guys... [Faces his friends.]
Nic: So you are a little different...
Al: You were about to lie to us all, huh?
Cruce: ...I admit, I was going to hide myself.
Al: Why, Cruce...?
Pat: We would've accepted you...
Cruce: ...I'm... sorry... This isn't like most things... Normally, I'd come out with some secrets, but... I'm a FREAKING SHAYMIN! [His eye twitches.]
Nic: He has a point.
Al: Still...
Emelina: People are going crazy out there... think of what they'd do if they saw us with a human who turned into a cute little Shyman.
Bongo: Shaymin.
Emelina: Sh-Shaymin, sorry... I'm sure they wouldn't let it go by easily!
Cruce: I really didn't want any of you to be hurt because you were associated with me...
Al: ...Yeah, alright. And this really isn;t a normal occurrence. [Shrugs.]
Ivan: That's whack though... Those visions had to do with this all along. I feel sorry for the people who doubted you, Cruce...
Cruce: Hmm... at the time, it didn't seem significant enough to consider, really. I'm one person. I shouldn't be seen as some important figure... I'm still just a kid...
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Celebi: ...Cruce...?
Cruce: Hmm? [He hops off of the cabinet and hovers in midair.]
Celebi: We should get back to Grovyle and your cousin.
Cruce: Oh, right. Um... Yes. [He flies to the door.] Don't want any of those... "things" after them.
Celebi: Pachi, could you stay here and make sure that everyone stays safe and secure?
Pachi: ...Sorry Celebi, but... I... I think I have to go with Cruce.
Celebi: Hm? [She tilts her head, frowning.] ...What do you mean?
Cruce: He's got the feeling I do... He was the one to speak with me in my visions. There's a reason behind that, and I know we both wanna find out what it is.
Pachi: [He approaches Cruce.] That's right~!
Celebi: ... Well, okay. Cruce? You lead him back to your home, okay?
Cruce: Will do. I'll tell Grovyle where you are.
Pachi: Thanks for covering for me, Celebi~. [He smiles wide at her.]
Celebi: Sure! You two be careful out there.
Pachi: We will!
Al: [He crosses his arms, watching as one of his peers goes to help open the door for the two.] (So Cruce gets to go out on some journey with Pokémon... How fitting. The dude faints for six days... then gets to do this. Wow.)
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"Wonder how long he'll last..."
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[Pachi and Cruce leave for the snowy streets...]
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