The Crystal Campaign is a preeeeetty long episode. It's easily the longest so far in EC, but it won't hold that title for too long... But, um... I guess "too long" really depends on how much I write... ._.
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The First Cross:
The Crystalline Genesis

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"I still have yet to find you..."
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"In this catastrophic new environment..."
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[With Safiri and her friends having decided to leave, Team Time, with Cruce, Pachi, and the transformed Al, now have the Time Gear under Riolu's watchful eye.]
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Al: [He has decided to wait outside...] ... [He lowers his head and sighs before looking back up to the white sky...] ...
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[Inside.]
Lavender: So they really went through with it?
Grovyle: They did. [He nods.] I don't understand what they hope to accomplish... But they must have goals as we do.
Lavender: Once Safiri's made her mind up, it's almost impossible to convince her otherwise... I trust her though... She's never failed to keep my sister safe.
Grovyle: But Safiri did say that she would not return, yes?
Lavender: ...She didn't say that... If that's what you heard out there, that must mean she's pretty upset about something.
Grovyle: Hm... Maybe it is that I don't understand the situation, but she really has to realize what a crisis this is...
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Riolu: Good work finding a Time Gear that fast. Unparalleled excellence as usual, Pachi?
Pachi: Hehe, nope~! I'm not usually that good. [He hands the Time Gear to Riolu.]
Riolu: [Takes the Time Gear, observing it.] I'm amazed that we've found three so close to this school. The remaining two will be close by if the pattern persists.
Pachi: That's good. I think the Time Gears came to this location for a reason... And I think it has something to do with Cruce.
Riolu: Hmm... [He looks over to Cruce.] ...There is still so much even I can't comprehend at the moment... I'll understand in time.
Pachi: You will~. It's funny, when I'm with Cruce... I just want to sit down and tell the story of my lives...
Riolu: ...After you had kept it a secret for so long?
Pachi: Yeah... He really makes me feel safer...
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Nic: [He is sitting against the wall, petting Topher's head.] How goes it?
Cruce: It was... scary...
Topher: How so, Cruce? D-did you get hurt?
Cruce: Not me, no. [He shakes his head.] ...I could've sworn I saw Pachi get crushed by icicles... But... then he was right next to me... And it's as if it didn't happen.
Nic: Another vision, maybe?
Cruce: Maybe a sort of vision, but I don't know what else I could possibly be seeing now that the voices in my head are here with me...
Topher: Maybe you saw something from the future?
Cruce: Future...? ...(Future... I... I guess it makes some sort of sense. There's plenty of things to connect that to... The number one thing would be the Time Gears...)
Nic: [Shrugs.] If it happens again, it should be clearer. Hopefully.
Cruce: Yeah...
Topher: Cruce...?
Cruce: Mhm? [Smiles at Topher.]
Topher: Could I ask a favor...? I mean, if it's not too much trouble.
Cruce: Heh, of course Tophs. What's up?
Topher: ...My parents should be around here somewhere... Um... [He splays his ears.]
Cruce: Want me to look for 'em?
Topher: P-please...?
Cruce: You can count on me. Any ideas where they might be?
Topher: I think by now Awgo has closed off the airport... It might be acting as a shelter for people here. I saw a lot of people running there, but... I panicked... and went this way instead.
Cruce: It's the airport in Santee, right?
Topher: Mhmm~.
Cruce: Got it. Don't worry, Tophs, I'm sure they're fine... I'm sure.
Topher: ...I... I really hope...
Cruce: Hey~... [He nuzzles the top of Topher's head.] It'll be okay...
Topher: ...[He nods a little bit.] Thank you so much...
Cruce: No problem. Nic. [Looks back to Nic.] Take good care of him. I trust you.
Nic: ...[He smiles a little.] As you say: will do.
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[Back outside, Team Time and Cruce's group rejoin, ready to tackle the transformed world.]
Grovyle: Alright. Celebi? Leafeon? Are you two ready?
Leafeon: I was born ready~.
Celebi: I'm ready too, my dear Grovyle~!
Cruce: I'm gonna go ahead and assume you two are ready also?
Pachi: [He nods.] Yep.
Al: ...Yeah...
Cruce: Cool cool. Our first goal is to find Danielle. We last assumed she was at the tower.
Pachi: Right!
Cruce: We now have a secondary but perhaps more important objective. We have to check out the airport in Santee. We have reason to believe it's a shelter now... So our parents could all be there.
Al: Hmm, okay... How do we know it's a shelter?
Cruce: Topher was there. He told me that it might be sheltering people from around here.
Al: Okay.
Grovyle: You three are going back to the tower?
Pachi: Yes sir!
Grovyle: Do be careful. Keep in mind the cores that float about.
Pachi: Oh, that's right... With this smaller group, it's going to be a little more difficult if Darkness still resides there.
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Grovyle: Now, without further ado, shall we?
Celebi: [Giggles.] Let's!
[Team Time starts off into the Crystal Forest...]
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[Cruce, Pachi, and Al begin in another direction...]
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(G r o v y l e -- C e l e b i -- L e a f e o n)
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-Xanthous Crystal Forest.-

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[Team Time, with their goals of seeking out the remaining Time Gears, work their way through the former parking lot, grass concealing (or even replacing) the cement. The geography has changed almost entirely...]
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Celebi: It's hard to believe how different this place was only yesterday... The change was so rapid.
Grovyle: It was. I recall Pachi mentioning something about the Ecliptic Pull inside.
Leafeon: The Ecliptic Pull? On this wide of a scale?
Celebi: I could see where he got that. The Time Gears came here... they could very well be transforming Earth into Chronic...
Grovyle: If that were the case, the Ecliptic Pull would consume all who live here... And... we did forget to factor in the Safan emissaries.
Leafeon: So that could mean Safa's Ecliptic Pull has collided with Chronic's.
Grovyle: Which could spell disaster... And we know how much Darkness loves disaster.
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[The three continue downhill until they reach the street that leads to the neighboring public school... It can hardly be seen passed the trees.]
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[As soon as the leave the campus grounds, Nightmares of various sorts come to greet them from.]
Grovyle: Nightmares! [He and his teammates jumps back, giving themselves room.] Pokémon and Safans, I believe!
Celebi: Ahh, why so many?!
[There are about seven Nightmares: three are Safans and four are Pokémon of random types. Grovyle begins the battle by countering a spell of one of the Safans with an energy ball. Celebi and Leafeon rush into the fray together ready to use the same move back to back; magical leaf.]
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[The battle, though they are outnumbered, easily favors Team Time. Having executed a finally attack on two Nightmares, Leafeon and Grovyle drop to the ground, the two Nightmares disintegrating behind them. Celebi joins the two.]
Leafeon: Well now.
Grovyle: Well done. Let's keep moving.
[With that said, they continue ahead through the snowy forest.]
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Celebi: My dear Grovyle? Where might the Time Gears be in this labyrinth?
Grovyle: I'm not certain... but now we must follow our instincts as Eclipse Guardians... we must follow our instincts as we have done before.
Leafeon: Follow the calling of the Time Gears...
Grovyle: Exactly... The road ahead awaits.
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[They march through the forest with above adequate speed, taking on an occasional group of Nightmares as they move.]
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[Team Time, having eliminated all obstacles in their path finally come to a floral field concealed in the thick forest. The snowfall has increased since they left, only making it more difficult to seek out this strange new area... It is unlike the environment, adorn large otherworldly flowers spread out across a wide field. The scenery before them is surreal and completely out of place. The transformation of this area was the most dramatic, completely de-urbanizing it and morphing it into supernature. The world, however, is filled with an entirely different atmosphere...]
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[It is the equivalent of a dream... An open field of snow and flowers.]
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"What...?"
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"What is this place...?
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(C r u c e -- A l -- P a c h i)
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-Beryl Crystal Forest.-

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"I'm a Pokémon again...?"
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"But... how?"
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THE CRYSTAL CAMPAIGN CONTINUES~! I just needed to get this episode out there.