This is a pretty darn important episode.

We're going to start seeing the "last levels" of EC 1.

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The First Cross:
The Crystalline Genesis

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[Having reawakened and reacquainted, the time has come to think about how the Safan and Pokémon powers will tackle Darkness. For the time being, they have sent a few certain faces to take the place of Lavender and Riolu...]
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(C r u c e -- P a c h i -- G r o v y l e)
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-St. K. Campus.-

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[It is now nighttime. The blackness of the forest makes this an intimidating job.]
Cruce: ...Kinda scary, isn't it...? Nightmares can appear outta nowhere... To bad Celebi can't come outside. She can do that glowy thingy.
Grovyle: True, but I believe Celebi is a bit angry with me. That girl is difficult to figure out sometimes.
Cruce: [Chuckles a little.] 'Looks to me like she likes you.
Grovyle: ...Y-yes... Perhaps.
Pachi: Hmm... Cruce... Would there be any way of lighting this area a tad? I do want to see where my enemies are coming from...
Cruce: There might be. I know there are a few street lights in the parking lot here, but the trees are gonna make them a little harder to find. Nonetheless, we can still try. Are you guys okay with that? [He turns to the few Awgo officers nearby.]
Awgo Officer: It is dangerous, Cruce. We have enough light from the buildings lights here.
Awgo Officer: I've heard that this kid is pretty tough. We might wanna consider it.
Awgo Officer: Fine, fine. Just be careful out there, got it?
Cruce: No problem.
Pachi: We'll watch ourselves. If these street lights are anything like the ones back in the classroom, I can light them myself. We just gotta find them first.
Grovyle: Splendid thinking, you two. Come, let us make haste.
Cruce: Agreed.
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[The three head into the blackness of the forest...]
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-Beryl Crystal Forest.-

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Cruce: [He hovers, leading the two.] I remember one of the lights being outside the basketball court. Here's the gate... [They come to the gate, but the light is not there.] Maybe further up...]
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[The three move up more, but find themselves ambushed by a few Nightmares, Safans and Pokémon alike.]
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Pachi: Look ouuut! [Uses a potent thundershock on one of the Nightmares as it jumps at Cruce from the side. It dissipates.]
Cruce: [Feeling the heat from the thundershock, he swoops to the side, accidentally tackling into one of the Nightmares. He quickly moves to the side, but receives a slash through his side. It is a minor laceration, and it did not infect him. Seeking swift revenge, he decimates the Nightmare with a quick energy ball from his mouth.]
Grovyle: [Finds himself sparring with a near-clone of himself, though it is a Treecko.] Ha, the irony. [He swipes the near-clone Nightmare with the serrated leafy blades on his arms before grabbing the Nightmare and tossing it into the air, letting it fall back down into a somersault backflip kick. A trail of glowing leaves follows this kick as Grovyle lands on three limbs, the Nightmare finished.]
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Cruce: [Looking back at his two allies, he flies forward... he turns ahead, his nose hitting a pole.] Ah! [Backs and shakes his head. He growls at the pole... which happens to be the street light.] Oh... Whoops.
Pachi: You okay?
Cruce: Yeah! And guess what I found?
Grovyle: Ah, is it the light?
Cruce: It is! Pachi, you know what to do?
Pachi: [He looks up.] Gosh, I can barely see the light bulb... Cruce, could you help me up?
Cruce: Sure, Pach. Hop on. [He lowers himself to Pachi.]
Pachi: [He does so, climbing on Cruce's back. His light body allows Cruce to fly with ease. They reach the light bulb. Pachi examines it.] Darn! This glass is in the way. Gonna have to break it...
Cruce: It shouldn't affect the light bulb, but just be careful.
Pachi: You got it! [He works his electricity carefully, zapping the glass gently enough to break it and not the bulb with it.
Grovyle: [With his hands on his hips, he stands looking up at the light.] Mm? Wah! [Covers his head as the glass falls.] P-perhaps we could warn each other about this beforehand?
Pachi: Sorry Grovyle! [With continued precision, he moves his cheek as close to the light bulb as he can, letting gentle electricity flow from his body to it. Before long, this single light is burning bright.] There! That's one!
Cruce: [He turns in midair, looking out at the trees he can see.] Hey, that helped! Thank God these things go higher than most of the trees... I think I can see the next one...
Pachi: Oh, me too...
Grovyle: Great work, you two! I can see much better. How does it look from up there?
Cruce: It's telling us where we need to head next. Two for one!
Pachi: Let's get back down to Grovyle.
[Cruce lowers himself to the ground again, letting Pachi hop off.]
Grovyle: Excellent, although I expect to see more Nightmares.
Cruce: Same. Let's keep moving.
[The next street light is fairly easy. It can already be seen by the lights attached to the school building near the benches. It is at the end of the line of benches.]
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[They start making their way on foot to the next light, but it isn't soon before another ambush surprises them.]
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[A few Nightmare imps rush at Pachi from the blackness. Grovyle reacts quickly, sending a barrage of serrated leaves their way. The move is precise. It only just misses Pachi. The Nightmares stand after being blown back, but they are quickly finished off by a bolt through the chest from Pachi. Another two Nightmares, both imps, jump into the fray. Cruce, awaiting more enemies, focuses his spell on them. A barrage of icicles rains down on these Nightmares, ending them before they can deal any damage to the team.]
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Cruce: ...[He searches around swiftly for any others...]
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[Two more imps ambush the three. This time, it is Grovyle who receives the ambush. Prepared, he crouches low until both Nightmares are above him, then springs up. He grabs on Nightmare while slicing through the other with his leafy-blade on his head. The other is thrown to the ground. Grovyle summons a few blade-like leaves and hurls them at the Nightmare like shuriken. He lands.]
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Pachi: Heheh, we must be close to the next one.
Cruce: [From his searching, he has spotted the light.] You'd be right, Pach. Check it out.
[Pachi runs up to Cruce and looks up... A strange thought crosses his mind... Distracted, he falls on his tail.]
Pachi: Oomph! ...U-um... What'd I... What was...
Grovyle: Hmhm. [He helps Pachi back up.]
Cruce: Silly little Eclipse.
Pachi: (I wonder what that was all about... It still feel it, whatever it is.) Heh, same plan as last time?
Cruce: Yep. [He lowers himself for Pachi to get on...]
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[Meanwhile, back inside.]
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Safiri: So... Nuvlora... You were really my sister all along then...?
Nuvlora: Mhmm. You remember being told that you had a sibling who was separated at birth? That was your sister... me.
Safiri: I guess it makes sense then... What... what everyone told me about how I had a sister too. I just assumed the three of us were separated.
Nuvlora: I'm sorry you had to find out about it this way...
Safiri: Heh, well it had to happen sometime, right? Just be glad you never have to tell me all of this again.
Nuvlora: It's really something I wouldn't want to do again, Safie. You deserve to know all of the truth. So far... you know about as much as I do in terms of this world.
Safiri: ..Oh... [She lowers her head a bit.]
Nuvlora: ...Safie...
Safiri: [Looks at her sister.]
Nuvlora: ...Do you love Cruce...?
Safiri: ...I feel like I do... Am I making a good choice?
Nuvlora: ...
Safiri: N--...Nuvlora...?
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Celebi: [Sitting on her mattress, up against the wall. She sighs.] ...
Leafeon: Something wrong, Celebi?
Celebi: ...[Looks up at Leafeon.] ...Okay, Leafeon... How would you describe how Grovyle feels for me?
Leafeon: Uh--[Sweatdrop.] Um... He really cares for you! He's always got your back and everything!
Celebi: Got my back? That sounds like something a buddy would do...
Leafeon: Well, of course. He's your good buddy, right?
Celebi: ...[Sighs.] ...Ugh.
Leafeon: I-I mean...
Celebi: Honestly, Leafeon. You've traveled with us for a long time now. Has it not occurred to you that I feel a little closer to Grovyle than... a "good buddy"?
Leafeon: Alright, alright. Sorry... I just woke up...
Celebi: So did I! And to hear that Cruce and Safiri kissed after as long as they've known each other... Ooh! That's so not fair...
Leafeon: Well, think of it this way. When whatever you want to happen between you and Grovyle finally does happen, it'll be so much better... I'm sure he's just waiting for the perfect moment.
Celebi: ...And when will that be? Probably not as long as we're on this world...
Leafeon: You never know. I can't ever tell what's going on inside his mind...
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Rilia: Mmgh... [Whines a bit.]
Slianna: What's wrong, Ri?
Rilia: I'm homesick...
Slianna: Me too... me too. But I really do want to see this world at its brightest. Not with Darkness messing everything up. Absolutely.
Rilia: ...[Smirks at Slianna. Al is at her side.] Riiight... Just for that.
Slianna: [Looks at Al and blushes.] ...
Al: [Looks at Slianna.] ...How'd I get over here again?
Nic: [Approaches.] Did I hear my name?
Al: No one said your name, dude.
Nic: I'm sure I heard "Absol" somewhere in a sentence over here.
Rilia: [Points at Slianna.] She said it!
Slianna: What--what'd I do?
Rilia: [Giggles.] She said "asbol"utely!
Al: ...Oh, I get it. Puns.
Slianna: Oh... Hehe. You're smart, Al!
Rilia: He's a smart "Al"ec!
Al: Ohhh, more puns.
Nic: [Looking at Rilia.] You do so enjoy wordplay, don't you?
Rilia: Yup!
Slianna: ...Hm... This is kinda what I'd want to see. Everyone just being themselves. People from different worlds just hanging out, you know? It's a cool thought.
Al: Yeah, it is. [Smiles at Slianna.]
Slianna: [Smiles at Al, blushing again.]
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[Riolu stands with his arms crosses, guarding the Time Gears again.]
Lavender: Hey Riolu...
Riolu: [Faces Lavender.] Hello. Is everything okay?
Lavender: Oh, yes. I'm still stunned at what I have heard today.
Riolu: About Nuvlora?
Lavender: [She nods.] Everything about Nuvlora... To think that she, first of all was Safiri's sister, and then an Eclipse... I would've never known.
Riolu: Maybe that's how it is for the other worlds too. For Rush's, Equinox's, Red's, Cascada's...
Lavender: ...Zephyr's, Braig's, Amen's, Taoku's... The Eclipses could be anybody on their worlds.
Riolu: And from the pattern I've seen with Pachi and Nuvlora, it could be someone they're so close to... The only ones who would ever tell us are the Phazes...
Lavender: Tell us? Hmhm, I'm not even sure they would do such a thing.
Riolu: ...The Phazes... Lavender... do you think they were affected by this madness?
Lavender: I was wondering, and... we haven't seen them yet. We would be able to feel their presence.
Riolu: [He drops his arms to his sides.] ...
Lavender: ...R...Riolu...?
Riolu: Wax-Wan...
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[Back outside, Cruce, Pachi, and Grovyle have located the third light near the church. They are finishing up this one.]
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Pachi: [He carefully activates the light bulb through his own electricity.] Got it!
Cruce: [Faces the forest. The lights now illuminate an adequate amount of the area.]
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[Then suddenly...]
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Pachi: [Another strange sensation takes place. All goes quiet to him. A strange vision occurs to him only... Each of the lights shine a sort of ray onto the large crystalline structure that led them to the second Time Gear. The structure becomes brighter than imaginable.]
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[Inside.]
Riolu: [This brightens manifests to him as well. In the slim window of the door, he can see a bright light.] ...Lavender, stay here. [Strangely to him, he cannot even hear his own voice or anything else anyone has to say. He simply rushes for the door, then leaves the classroom...]
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[Back outside.]
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Pachi: [Now laying in the snow.] ...
Cruce: Pachi!!
Grovyle: [Crouching next to Pachi.] So he just passed out?
Cruce: Yeah, he just fell off of me. Good thing the snow broke his fall.
Grovyle: I'll say.
Pachi: [He gasps, sitting up quickly.] !! ...
Cruce: Whoa!
Grovyle: Pachirisu, what happened?!
Pachi: ...[Looks to Grovyle, then Cruce.] ...We... we have to go into that cavern!
Cruce: Cavern? ... The one in the center of the parking lot?
Pachi: [He stands.] Yes. Come on! [Without even explaining his reason to do so, he jolts ahead.]
[Grovyle and Cruce follow behind him without asking any questions...]
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[They reach the main chamber of the icy cavern. Riolu is waiting before the slope that leads deeper into the cave. There is a light at the bottom of this icy slope.]
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Pachi: Riolu! [Stops behind him.]
Riolu: [Turns back to face the three.] Oh, it's you! Did you three sense it too?
Cruce: It...?
Grovyle: Forgive me for asking, but... what exactly is "it"?
Riolu: A potent surge of light coming from this spot... It was mesmerizing.
Pachi: You saw it too...
Riolu: ...So Pachi and I are the only ones... That must mean...
Pachi: He's here... He's calling us.
Riolu: ...Indeed.
Cruce: Wh-who's here? Are there other friends of yours here?
Riolu: ...Wax-Wan.
Pachi: The Phaze of Chronic. [He walks to Riolu's side and looks down at the light within the abyss.]
Grovyle: The Phaze?!
Cruce: ...[Hovering overhead, he looks into the cavern...] ...Wax-Wan...
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"He's in danger..."
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"It was only a matter of time until Darkness found them here."
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"We have to go."
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Pachi: ... [He nods.] Let's do this together, guys.
Riolu: Are you two ready?
Grovyle: Yes.
Cruce: Ready. (A Phaze... I'll finally get to meet one of these beings...)
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[Riolu starts, sliding carefully down the slope with one paw behind him and the other forward. Pachi simply slides on his tail. Grovyle slides as if he were riding a surfboard, and Cruce flies down it.]
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(C r u c e -- P a c h i -- R i o l u -- G r o v y l e)
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-Crystal Depths.-

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[They reach the pit. The light continues to move ahead of them, guiding them through the tunnel.]
Riolu: Follow the light! Cut down anything that hinders our progress!
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[The group moves quickly, encountering Nightmares along the way. With a powerful incentive to rescue the Phaze, Pachi and Riolu deal the most damage in these encounters.]
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[The light takes them to the room which held the Time Gear. The wall formerly holding it has been busted down. A large bear Nightmare stands in the path.]
Nightmare Bear: So we meet again.
Cruce: You?! I thought you had a change of heart!
Nightmare Bear: Do not be a fool. Darkness knows not of hearts. We follow only the strongest force of the blackness... Maaya is our true master.
Riolu: Then return to her! You have no business with Wax-Wan, foul Safan.
Nightmare Bear: The duty of a Nightmare is to die for Darkness. I will do so... [The Nightmare begins glowing with a black fire, blending with its body.] May oblivion smite you.
Riolu: We'll see about that! [He charges up a ball of blue aura in both paws before hurling it forward. The Nightmare catches it with one paw forward and returns it empowered with its black fire.]
[The group dives out of the way. It makes contact with the wall of the cave and explodes, shaking the earth below.]
Grovyle: Gah! [Maintains his balance.] We will have to be careful with what we do in here! We don't want to risk a cave-in.
Pachi: I got it. [His body starts shimmering with electricity as he closes his eyes... In a flash, he is a bolt of lightning. He springs forth at the Nightmare, but quickly bounces back, his time ability ending as he lays on his back, a dark fire leaving him.] Oww... I--I... can't get through...
Nightmare Bear: [Stands over Pachi, ready to strike down with both paws.] Prepare.
Grovyle: [A few blade-like leaves make contact with the Nightmare. The force of them pushes it back a bit, but the leaves are burnt up in the black fire.]
Pachi: [This gives Pachi enough time to back away.]
Nightmare Bear: ... [Moves both powerful paws forward. Black blades -- the leaves from Grovyle's attack -- shoot forward at the four. They move to avoid these leaves, though Pachi is struck by a few.]
Pachi: A-Ahh! Ow! [Continuously injured, he rolls over, covering himself with his tail.] ...
Cruce: [Notices Pachi struggling.] !! Alright, that's enough! [He starts casting a spell with a burning desire to destroy this Nightmare. He stands through the rain of black leaves, taking every hit.]
Nightmare Bear: !!? How can he--?!
Cruce: Hrrah!! [He casts the spell, which apparently had actually been two spells in one. The Nightmare is frozen at Cruce's mental command. At the same time, it begins to become encased in green ice.] You've done enough!! [He starts charging up an energy ball as the ice continues to advance, overwriting the black fire.]
Nightmare Bear: ! No! [Struggles to burn the ice. If Cruce gave up his focus, the Nightmare would be able to.]
Pachi: [Turns back and looks at the Nightmare. Electricity begins sparking at his cheeks.]
Riolu: [Charges up an aura sphere.]
Grovyle: [Does the same as Riolu in almost the same position. He charges up an energy ball.]
[They wait four seconds until releasing their energies at the same time, the Nightmare exploding into fragments of ice... It is over.]
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Pachi: [Stands...] These things are getting tougher.
Grovyle: They are.
Riolu: Let's keep our heads up.
Pachi: [Nods.] ...Thank you, Cruce.
Cruce: [Smiles at Pachi.] Sure thing.
[They move into the unknown section of the cavern. The light continues to lead them until they come to a more open chamber. Narrow icy slopes suspended over pools of near-freezing water make this room all too intimidating. In the center of the icy slope, which leads to the brightest bit of the light down another tunnel, there is a black field waiting to capture any who slide into it like a spider web.]
Pachi: Alright, I'm not sliding down that. Let's look for a switch.
[The group fans out as much as they can around this small cliff. The only way down is the slope... and dropping to death.]
Cruce: [He hovers high above the water.] I'll look around this place. 'Switch could be anywhere. [He decides to check the area closer to the water first. There are a few small islands of ice... On one of them, a cube-shaped purple field surrounds a black crystal switch.] Oh! [He turns and looks up at the cliff.] Hey guys, down here!
Pachi: [Looks over the edge with Grovyle behind him and Riolu at his side.] Oh, I see it! How're we gonna get that?!
Cruce: Can you hit the field with one of your moves?!
Pachi: I can!
Grovyle: [Looks up... Surrounding some of the icicles, he notices a cyan cube-field surrounding an inverted black switch.] Ah, up there! There is another!
Riolu: [Looks up as well.] Grovyle is right. Based on our experience with the tower, we may have to activate these at the same time to get rid of this field. So let's. Hrah! [He suddenly leaps up to one of the large icicles on the ceiling, grabs it, and, using his strength, breaks it from the ceiling. He lands near the two with the icicle in his arms, then sets it down.]
Grovyle: Good grief, Riolu. What is your plan?
Riolu: Pachi can make things float, yes? This will be his lift.
Pachi: Good thinking! Excellent! Alright, stand aside. Time to fly! [He hops on the clean broken end of the icicle. Instantly, his fur starts shimmering blue along with the icicle. It starts hovering.]
Grovyle: Such a prodigy, that boy...
Riolu: He is an Eclipse.
Pachi: [Floats to Cruce. Without speaking, he delivers a thundershock to the purple field. It vanishes.]
Cruce: Nice, nice! [He looks up and spots the other switch Grovyle pointed out. Without hesitating, he flies up to this spot then stops before it, casting a spell... A few shards of ice fly forth from a symbolic portal in front of him. They strike the cyan field. It, too, disappears.] Ice! I was right! Dumb luck... You ready, Pach?!
Pachi: On three! One... two... three!
[The two hit their switches at the mention of "three". The black field is gone...]
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[They regroup at the cliff.]
Riolu: Great teamwork, you two.
Cruce: Naturally... Hmhm. [Smiles at Pachi.]
Pachi: Yup! Now let's hurry hurry hurry! [He leaves the icicle behind, jumping off of it and onto the steep slope.]
Grovyle: B-be careful, Pachirisu! [Runs after him, sliding again.]
Riolu: Off we go. [He slides carefully down the slope. Cruce flies after them.]
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[They reach the tunnel. The slope continues inside it, though it swerves and turns. Cruce decides to fall to the slope in order to keep up with his teammates. The light moves ahead of them still. As they now slide down a straightaway, something happens. The walls shift to colorless. All color is drained from their surroundings, save their own and the green light leading them. They see an opening...]
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-Crystal Sanctuary.-

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[The ground begins to even out, leading them into the opening of this strange, misty sanctum. This chamber is enormous, leading only to a green cloudy light. Near the left and right walls of the sanctuary, icy pillars stand. Icicles are strewn about the floor and ceiling in this room. In the center of it, a rectangular-shaped structure spans from the ground to the ceiling, creating two paths to travel.]
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Cruce: What happened? Everything lost its color?
Riolu: Mewtwo...
Pachi: It has to be.
Grovyle: He or Maaya, no?
Pachi: I'd think Maaya would be busy with the Ancient Growth.
Cruce: Maybe the Phaze Supernova is in trouble too... We have to hurry if we're going to save her also.
Pachi: Right! There's no turning back now!
[With that in mind, they move forward, taking the left path. Innumerable Nightmares await them down this huge passage. They appear from blackness as the group moves.]
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[So the war against the Nightmares initiates. Riolu pummels Nightmares left and right with fists glowing with blue aura. Pachi casts his mind spells, knocking Nightmares into one another while using his electric moves, as well as his bursts through time. Grovyle twirls gracefully with bladed leaves whirling at his sides. Cruce works his ice magic too freeze the majority of his Nightmares.]
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[As they advance, they realize that they are becoming more and more pressured by stronger and more numerous fiends of Darkness.]
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Grovyle: [Tackles a Safan Nightmare aside.] Hyah! Gah, there's too many here!
Riolu: Hah!! [Thrusts his fist into a demon Nightmare, blowing it to bits.] Agh... [He backs up.]
Pachi: [Backs up as well.]
[Cruce and Grovyle do the same. The four are standing back to back to back to back.]
Pachi: How're we gonna get out of this...?
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[The Nightmares advance slowly.]
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Cruce: [Shuts his eyes tight.] (To think... to think that all of these could've once been innocent citizens of innocent worlds... including my own... They could be people I know... people I cared for...) ...
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"Innocent people... brought to death..."
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"And then forced to serve a horrible god..."
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"And we might be next..."
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"How... how did this all happen to me...?"
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[A new voice.]
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"Pachi..."
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"Riolu..."
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"...Cruce..."
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Cruce: (How did this all happen to me? What if I happened to all of it? I know almost nothing about who I really am, save the fact that I have a very important role... I can't let Light down. I have to do this for my world... and the other worlds beyond my own.) [He opens his eyes. His red scarf begins glowing brightly.] ...You three... get down.
[The other three stand stunned for a few seconds before nodding to one another and ducking.]
Cruce: ...Let me show you to your gods. Your true gods! [His entire body gleams before a hum of energy sounds, then raises in pitch. A devastating shockwave is releases from his body in all directions, forming into an explosion after it leaves a certain radius around the group. A blinding light remains for a few seconds...]
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[It vanishes. No Nightmares remain.]
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Grovyle: [Looks out...] ...My word... [He stands.] ...Seed flare...
Cruce: ...[Breathing heavily.] ...Ah...
Pachi: ...Whooaaa... [Looks around.] Cruce...
Cruce: ...Heh... [Smiles a little at Pachi and Grovyle.] That should... keep them...
Riolu: Simply outstanding... You have my thanks, Cruce.
Cruce: You have my welcome. [He nods, smirking.] Let's go, guys. I don't think we have much further.
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[They move on ahead, encountering very few Nightmares until reaching the end of the huge sanctum. The room begins to narrow down into a small hallway. The ice becomes black. The decor begins to look more like that of Darkness, with torches lighting the way. The torches' fires are frozen in time. This hallway seems to go on forever, the occasional field in the way. Using their cunning and strategy, they find switches and weaknesses in these colored fields...]
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[At last, they reach the heart of the abyss. The hallway opens into the source of the light. It is a ring-shaped chamber, symbols of Darkness carved throughout the ice in this circular room. With his back against the hallway, Mewtwo stands in the center of this room. At his side floats a red and black Time Gear, corrupted by the power of his Darkness. He drew this power from who he is holding suspended against the wall. The hole in the center of the Time Gear seems to be building up for a dark energy blast... aimed at this Phaze.]
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~Wax-Wan~
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Mewtwo: ...You have kept me waiting...
Wax-Wan: [Struggling, he opens his eyes.] You came...
Riolu: Wax-Wan! Let him go, Mewtwo! Let him go now! [Points at Mewtwo.]
Pachi: [Electricity starts sparking at his cheeks.] You'd better do as we say!
Grovyle: You are outnumbered. [Prepares himself.]
Mewtwo: ...Hmhmhmhm.... [Suddenly, he drops Wax-Wan. The Time Gear fires its dark energy blast, but instead in the direction of the four. It blasts them back into the hallway. Mewtwo spins quickly, throwing out an arm and capturing Cruce in midair with his telekinesis... He brings him back into the room.]
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Cruce: Aaaah... C-can't...move...
Pachi: [Looks ahead.] Cruuuuce!! [He stands, dashing after him.]
Mewtwo: [Before Pachi can reach the circular room, a dark energy field is sprung in the way of entering this room. Pachi hits it and receives a shock, then falls back.]
Grovyle: Pachirisu! [He and Riolu rush up to Pachi, aiding him up.]
Riolu: Grrr... Mewtwo, you coward!! [He punches the dark wall with fury, receiving the same shock but ignoring it for a few moments.] Gah... [He retreats his paw.]
Mewtwo: Oh, really now. Where are your morals? Four against one? Does that strike you as fair?
Grovyle: Do not even mention morals, Fiend! You know nothing of them!
Mewtwo: Gawk all you'd like... I have desperately longed to test the power of this headstrong fool for some time now... Time... Hmhmhm... An interesting concept. [He lets go of Cruce.]
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Cruce: Uurgh... [Stands slowly, glaring at Mewtwo.] Y-you...
Wax-Wan: [He stands as well.] So you're the one they need...
Cruce: ...[Notices Wax-Wan.] ...The Phaze...?
Wax-Wan: Yes, I am Wax-Wan. Son of Hideaki and Phaze of Chronic... Cruce... I have waited so long to finally meet you.
Mewtwo: These introductions will have to wait, if you survive. You will not. [The Time Gear readies another charge.] Prepare yourself for annihilation, Cruce Maximilius, defender of the Eclipses!
--To Be Continued...--
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Right on, great spot for a TBC.