LXGames chapter 48Even in the throes of unconsciousness, Link heard the song. The sound of the Ocarina, his ancestor's instrument. The song of prayer, which he'd heard in the tomb of the ancient hero. It was the most beautiful piece he'd heard in his life. He followed it back into the waking world.
As soon as Casey had ended the song, Link had roused himself back up. Without hesitation, the girl went to his side and helped him get back to his feet. "You alright?" she asked nervously.
Link smiled. "Yeah…thanks…Was that you playing?"
Casey nodded. "Yeah. I…figured…I dunno. I just…I didn't know what to do, so I…yeah." She quickly handed the instrument back to Link.
Link chuckled slightly as he replaced the Ocarina in his pocket. "It's alright. You were beautiful." He admitted.
Casey blinked, blushing slightly. "…Really? I…"
Before they could continue, the door was smashed in. The metal slab smashed into the wall across from Link and Casey. The two teenagers jumped in shock as Rumbler and M
Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 1The woods around Kalville were very thick, and it was several miles from the next town. Too far to walk, even for a journeyman or Pokemon trainer. That was why the bus was the most popular way to get into the town. It was a huge bus, but it was packed full of trainers chattering about the tournament they had all been formally invited to.Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 14 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Among this crowd were four children, who had been fortunate enough to find seats all together. A girl with long brown hair tied in a bandana, an older boy with squinted eyes, and a smaller child with glasses were enjoying the passing scenery. A boy with thick black hair, a baseball cap and jeans was holding his invitation in front of his eyes, proudly reciting.
"Dear Ash Ketchum we have seen your skills in Pokemon Battling competitions and are very impressed. We would like to cordially invite you to our fair city of Kalville, for our annual Battle Competition, where you will face off against many trainers of your skill. You will also enjoy a discount a
Pokemon Dark Mirror prologue The definition of a monster is subjective.Pokemon Dark Mirror prologue4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The dictionary understanding of a monster is something inhuman. However, the variety of monsters, fictional and real, is so complex and deep that the simple dictionary definition becomes obsolete almost immediately. There is only one known way to organize 'monsters' as a whole, dividing them into three categories.
There are what are called 'Pocket Monsters'. Pokemon, for short. Creatures wielding the very elements and using them for powerful combat, and yet can be tamed. Befriended. Commanded. By children, no less.
Children such as Ash Ketchum. He is young. Brave. Inexperienced, by the standards of many. In truth, however, he has seen far more than any of his rivals could dream. He has ridden on the back of legends, fought with the gods themselves, and triumphed over impossible adversity. And he is still but a child.
The second class of monster is 'human monsters'. Those draped in the skin of men, but with blackest hearts, eager to pervert
Pokemon Dark Mirror Chapter 3In the town square was a large statue of the town's founder, Kal Mayhews. He was a tall, handsome man, at least according to the sculptor. A small plaque read 'In Loving Memory of our Founder.'Pokemon Dark Mirror Chapter 34 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Why 'In Memory', mommy?" a little girl asked her mother.
"He left a few years ago." Her mommy answered.
"You mean he died." Alyx corrected her.
The three were standing in the small crowd surrounding the battle square, which had been quickly cleared for Ash and Misty's quick battle. Brock had volunteered to be referee. The two children squared off against each other like Western gunslingers, with the expectant crowd watching them.
"This will be a one-on-one Pokemon battle between Ash Ketchum and Misty Williams! They will each choose one Pokemon, and they will fight until either Pokemon is unable to battle."
"Loser buys dinner!" Misty suddenly added.
"Hope you got plenty of money, cause I'm starving!" Ash cheerfully retorted.
"Let the battle begin!" Brock boomed over the cheering crowd.
Pokemon Dark Mirror Chapter 2The first stop the group made was the antique shop. "There's something I need to check quickly", Alyx had explained. The group was happy to oblige.Pokemon Dark Mirror Chapter 24 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The shop wasn't a souvenir stand like the other places the objects for sale were strange, ancient, and expensive. The shopkeeper was pleased to see Alyx again, and very interested by Ash's resemblence. He was a huge man with a thick beard, so thick you couldn't see his face. Alyx wasn't here to shop, however. She browsed the antiques briefly, touching a few of them. The others just stared at the bizarre things for sale.
"So, where were you born, Ash?" Alyx abruptly asked.
"Oh, Pallet Town."
"Then the sibling theory is completely disproved. I've lived here all my life."
Alyx moved towards a large shelf where a scented tea set had been hung up. "Is your family still in Pallet Town?"
"Yeah, my mom's always calling. Keeps asking me if I've changed my underwear. Heh heh. Mothers."
"I wouldn't know " Alyx mumbled,
Pokemon Dark Mirror Chapter 4"'Team Rocket', is it?"Pokemon Dark Mirror Chapter 44 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ash, his friends, and Alyx were eating in a large restaurant, courtesy of Misty. Well, Alyx was only drinking some water. The rest were filling their faces with very delicious meals. Two waiters, a guy and girl, walked by and asked if they wanted anything else. They declined, as they were still in the middle of eating.
"It's an evil organization that steals Pokemon and other stuff. They pretty big, trying to take over the world."
Alyx snorted. "Evil? You mean those idiots from the town square? Please. If anything, they're deluded."
The two hovering waiters cringed. Alyx saw them out of the corner of her eye.
"Well yeah, those guys aren't too bad." Brock admitted. "But there are a lot of other guys. Really bad guys."
"Mm-hm. And you've met them?"
"You bet!" Ash boasted. "And beat them all. Ain't that right?"
"Really. How interesting." Alyx glanced at the two waiters who still hadn't left. "So those delusionals from the square. You've enco
Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 7The three children tore out of the back room, screaming a scream that had waited too long to emerge. Once back in the room with the hanging meat, they ran even faster towards the door that would get them outside and away from the man in the pyramid helmet. Ash got there first. He grabbed the knob and twisted itPokemon Dark Mirror chapter 74 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It didn't open.
Frantically Ash turned it the other way, but the door still rattled on its' lock, despite how much he pushed, pulled and slammed.
The scraping noise was approaching slowly.
All three children rammed into the door at once, but it wouldn't budge. It was cast iron as well no chance of burning it or breaking it. They slammed at it again. It remained secure.
The blades' earsplitting song of death got a little louder.
The three wide-eyed burglars whirled around towards where the noise was coming through, the doorway they wished they never went through. Then they turned to look at the keyhole of the way out.
He had many names. Monster. Executioner. Punisher.
Dark Mirror chapter 30Back at the hospital, Brock had his hands full trying to stop the bleeding of a hysterical woman. Several more people had appeared in the hospital sanctuary, apparently from outside. Brock, Lisa and the other doctors were doing everything in their power to keep them calm and heal them.Dark Mirror chapter 304 years ago in Horror More Like This
Eventually, Brock was able to calm the woman down enough to finish the bandaging. The boy took a deep breath. The hospital basement seemed to be overflowing now several bolder patients had to move to the higher floors so that there would be more room. They were brave Brock could still hear the snapping noises of the nurse creatures stalking around up there.
Lisa came in, supporting someone with a broken leg. Setting the man on a table, she went to work applying anaesthesia and setting the leg.
"They just keep coming." Brock remarked. "I thought the town had been emptied before all this."
"We tried to get out, believe me."
"The buses stopped coming after last night. We were still waiting at the
Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 8When they finally reached the police station, the three children were gasping for breath more than they were breathing. It took Ash almost a half-hour, but he managed to gasp out the story as coherently as he could to the officer. The group was shuttled into a back room for further questions and given some water and hot chocolate to calm them down. It didn't work very well.Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 84 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"My god my god my god my god " Misty kept babbling, her drink spilling in her shaking hand.
Brock breathed in deeply and tried to stay the most sensible and positive of the group. "W-well, we g-got out alright th-that's important, right?"
Ash was silent, occasionally touching his capless head. His last view of that monster kept playing in front of his eyes. Fire at his feet, spear in hand, his helmet looking straight at him, hidden eyes boring into his skull
Max and May then walked into the room. "Hey guys, what happened?"
Three blank glares answered them. After an experience like that, Max's ch
Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 13The night was dark and refreshingly calm. The fog was still present, and Satos had to turn on his powerful car lights. Now that they were out of Kalville, the creatures hadn't followed Satos' truck. The group was relaxed for the first time in what seemed like ages. They weren't asleep, though. As they recalled, the bus had gone through several twists and turns to get to Kalville, so they felt it would be some time before they were any real distance from the cursed town.Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 134 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ash gazed blankly out the window at the shadowed forest they were riding past. The silence in the car was palpable and uncomfortable. Satos glanced at his quiet son, not sure if he should start a conversation just now.
Ash finally broke the silence. "You never called."
Satos sighed. "I'm sorry."
"Why didn't you call?"
Satos shrugged. "I...I got caught up in my journey."
"So caught up you just forgot about us?" Ash turned angrily.
"Don't criticize me until it's happened to you." Satos replied as calmly as he could. "You
Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 9The morning finally came, but heavy clouds were suffocating the sunlight, casting the once bright town into shadow. Not that anybody cared anymore. Despite the mayor's protests and pleas, the populace of tourists had had enough of horrific nightmares, grisly occurrences and dark rumors. Now that the buses were working normally again, there was a mass exodus to leave Kalville behind.Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 94 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Among the crowd were Ash and his friends. Their bags had all been packed in a hurry. All that was left was to book a bus and pick up their Pokemon from the Pokemon Center. And then they could get on the bus and get out of this town.
"So much for the tournament." Ash groaned.
May shrugged. "Long as we're all OK."
Max and Misty agreed quietly. Brock came out of the ticket registry.
"The buses are almost booked solid. I got us one, later today. We're not using those invitations anymore, so it'll be $145."
"That's ridiculous!" Regardless, everyone began rifling through their pockets. Ash
Dark Mirror chapter 37Back at the hospital, Lisa was pacing back and forth between wards and basement. Between replacing bandages and rationing what little supplies were left in the hospital, she worried.Dark Mirror chapter 374 years ago in Horror More Like This
Everyone was here, everyone was fixed, everyone was safe and everyone was scared and wanting to leave. But how could they get them out of here? Many of them were too wounded or terrified to walk, and the hospital didn't have enough ambulances to carry them all away. Doing the rescue work in shifts presented it's own problems. The next town was many miles away they could run out of gas or get derailed somehow, strand several people here. And the thought of being left behind in this place would be too much for some of these poor patients. A lot of them would only feel safe among the crowd.
The best thing to do was get everyone out at once. But they didn't have the vehicles for it. Ambulances couldn't hold that many. Still, with supplies and food running low, they may not have a choice.
Lisa started work
Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 12BLAM!Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 124 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The sudden loud noise made the creatures stop in their tracks. Max covered his ears quickly, surprised by the deafening sound. It was just in time too, as another shot rang out.
This one sounded closer. May looked towards where the noise was coming from. She could faintly make out a very human figure walking towards them from one of the houses. He yelled threateningly before firing his rifle again. "GET AWAY FROM THEM!"
Another shot. One of the larger monsters shrieked in response and fell to the ground. The other creatures began to disperse, running off into the grayness. The cat creature snarled angrily at the man. The man clicked his gun again, and the skull-headed killer fled.
The group looked up at their savior. He only beckoned them to come with him. "Hurry! Before more show up!" They needed no second bidding. The group followed the man into his house. Once they were all inside, the door was slammed shut and locked. Ash and his friends trie
Dark Mirror Chapter 34The second Ash got to his feet he nearly toppled over. Misty quickly grabbed him before he could hit the floor. Ash winced slightly as he tested out his leg. That beating he had taken earlier had left more of a mark on him than he thought. Misty had to carefully carry him across the hall to where Alessa was waiting.Dark Mirror Chapter 344 years ago in Horror More Like This
Ash was in no way looking forward to talking to this girl again. But he had to do it. And now he knew that girl couldn't hurt him. Then again, he couldn't get any more hurt at the moment.
The room Alessa was waiting in was another classroom. The empress of Silent Hill was sitting on the teacher's desk, reading a thick book. "'Is not a silence brimming with love more precious than flattery? A peaceful slumber preferred to a throne besmirched with blood.'" She remarked aloud, although it was unclear whether she was addressing the two children or not.
Ash tried to pull away from Misty to confront Alessa alone only to rediscover his wounds and collapse in an undigni
Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 16The knife-wielding children closed in, and the group searched for an exit somewhere. They didn't find one...the creatures were everywhere. The park exit and entrance were blocked off, and there seemed to be no place that the small creatures couldn't swarm. The shrieking gnomes kept coming in with their tiny knives.Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 164 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Pikachu shocked the closest ones back, but that only seemed to strengthen the army's drive. "DaddydaddydaddyDADDY!" They were running towards the terrified children now, knives drawn and arms open. They had to think fast. If they stayed here, they would soon be overwhelmed by the sheer numbers no matter how hard they fought. And it wouldn't be long before the loud cries of the children alerted the other monsters in town. But where could they go?
Brock saw something that gave him an inspiration. He grabbed Ash and Misty by the wrists. "This way guys!" Not sure what he was planning, but trusting their friend, the group ran with him. The screaming monsters chased them, screamin
Dark Mirror Chapter 22The rest of the group had been left waiting outside. They had been told that if Ash and Misty didn't come out in five minutes, they would press on to the hospital. Brock was quite surprised at this instruction from Ash, but the boy wasn't willing to let his search for his father put the others in more jeopardy than it already had. Brock guessed he was feeling guilty that they had followed him into this nightmare town. But what else could they have done and what were friends for? StillDark Mirror Chapter 224 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Something snapped the boy out of his thoughts. Coming from the house were two familiar voices screaming in fear. Ash and Misty. From the sound of it, they hadn't found Satos at all.
Brock, Jessie, James and Max were ready to go inside and save them from whatever creature had attacked them this time, and charged at the house. Before they were even halfway up Markus' driveway, Misty smashed through the front door, reducing the already decrepit wood to cinders. Through the doorway, Ash
Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 17Pikachu had had it. He was supposed to defend his friends from the dangers of this insane town. And twice now he had fled. First from the overwhelming creatures at the amusement park, and again from the sludge creature in the sewer. It was considered a dishonor for a Pokemon to flee from a fight, especially when his or her trainer was threatened. Well, he wasn't going to run this time! "Pika-CHUUUU!"Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 174 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A powerful Thunderbolt attack blasted the fourarmed monstrosity. The creature roared in surprise as the lightning bolt coursed through it's body. The group blinked as the monster twitched violently due to the electricity. Pikachu snarled a threat about what would happen if he came closer.
Unfortunately, the monster recovered. With a roar of rage, it swung one of it's clublike lower arms towards the yellow mouse. Pikachu would've been crushed by the bludgeon if he had been a second slower. The electric Pokemon counterattacked with a stronger Thunderbolt, causing the huge creature to
Dark Mirror chapter 25Misty's leg had been properly bandaged, and the doctor had remarked on how she was very lucky it hadn't been infected. Brock had winced at that, interpreting it as an insult to his bandage job. But right now, Misty didn't care about who was better at applying first aid. Ash had walked into a secluded part of the hospital basement, and the way things were going, Misty didn't want to lose sight of her friend.Dark Mirror chapter 254 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Misty steadily limped in the direction she had seen Ash go, walking past babbling patients and their fearful Pokemon. They didn't notice her go past, too shell-shocked to notice anything at all. A few were clutching their hands and whimpering to their mothers. Others had their eyes shut tight, hopefully asleep. Many were staring out into space with horrified expressions, images of the creatures burned into their visions.
Slowly but steadily Misty made her way to the office Ash had locked himself into after reading Kalville's past. Silent Hill's past. The document Markus had made had
Dark Mirror chapter 24 Another late night for me. These goddamn nightmares have only been getting worse with time. I wonder if Dakos is having the same problems. I personally hope he is. I can't concentrate very well on the election with the amount of sleep I'm getting. But I figure I might as well put my waking hours to good use.Dark Mirror chapter 244 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I've had study in cultural anthropology and archaeology, and I figured some sort of historical celebration would help the tourism problem if nothing else, give Kalville another good reason to attract vacationers. I've already encouraged the townspeople to bring any sort of historical document they find to the campaign headquarters. But the stuff I'm finding is not going to attract residents, it's going to drive them away! God, the founders should've taken a closer look at this place before they built a town here. This place does not have good history.
It's strange, but something tells me I should summarize my findings. Not sure why. Posterity, ease of use for some archaeol
Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 14Ash was actually surprised he didn't have yet another nightmare. Then again, what he woke up to could be called a nightmare. Pikachu was nudging him awake, a fearful expression on his face.Pokemon Dark Mirror chapter 144 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The first thing Ash saw when he groggily opened his eyes was the empty driver's seat above him. It took him a minute to figure out he was lying on the passenger window, suspended by his seatbelt. He shook his head clear and looked again. His father was still gone when he blinked again. The seatbelt had been torn, and the driver door had been ripped off. Behind it was nothing but that grey mist.
"D-dad...?" He mumbled, hoping somehow that Satos was still nearby. Hoping that he would reply. He didn't.
The silence woke him up. The boy hastily unbuckled his seatbelt and promptly fell onto the passenger window with Pikachu. The boy groaned. The truck was on it's side. If he was going to get out, he'd have to climb up to the driver's side and get out the hole.
Gripping the seats, the trainer pulled himsel
Dark Mirror chapter 33The two girls followed the dog Alessa once referred to it as a 'Feral' through the dead town. They passed between vacated buildings, ruined stalls and shattered windows. Thankfully, there were no corpses to see in this block. That made Misty confused. These things were marauders why weren't more people killed? Of course she was glad that a lot of people had survived, but it seemed very odd that there wasn't as much death as she would've expected.Dark Mirror chapter 334 years ago in Horror More Like This
The Feral would bark every so often, informing the girls of it's presence and the fact it was on Ash's trail. Every time it barked, Alessa flinched. Misty shook her head in amusement. She found it quite funny that this murderous empress, who was responsible for countless abominations and horror of this town, was so nervous around this 'dog' of her own creation. Of course, a dog like this would make anyone scared, but hadn't she made it herself?
Then again, Ash had made those things Misty shook her head clear and focused
Dark Mirror chapter 31Brock was becoming more and more frantic. It had been hours since Ash, Misty and Jessie had left. Where were they? Were they okay? Were they hurt? Were they dead? What did Alessa want? Where was Satos? What was going on? These questions and hundreds more ran through his head as he paced the hospital basement, trying not to step on any of the patient's toes.Dark Mirror chapter 314 years ago in Horror More Like This
May was just staring at the ceiling, barely even blinking. All she thought about was Max, somewhere in town. Somewhere in this psychotic, bloody town. The town Ash dragged them all back to knowing full well what was waiting. Her teeth clenched at the thought and
A gloriously familiar voice broke May's stupor and woke her up for real. She immediately sat up, eyes wide and searching for the source of that voice. Brock had heard it as well, and whirled around to see who had spoken.
Max burst through the doorway to the basement and nearly took a nasty fall down the steps. He didn't care. He saw his sister, wide-eyed and stu
Majora's Return - PrologueA shadowy figure watched the Mirror Chamber from far away, and yet, very close by.Majora's Return - Prologue6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He saw the farewell the Twilight Princess, Midna, gave to Hyrule's queen and the hero who had saved two worlds.
The shadowy figure owed the hero so much.
He watched as the three figures smiled, and he saw Midna shed a glowing tear. Sensing what she was going to do, the figure let out a silent sigh of resignation.
Midna pushed the small light towards the Mirror of Twilight, the portal between the two realms, and the glass cracked.
Midna vanished into the Twilight Realm just as the Mirror shattered. The other two figures, stunned, stared at the rock where the portal had been seconds earlier. The hero fell on his knees in shock, and lowered his head sadly. The queen sat down with her hand on his shoulder. What she said didn't reach the ears of the shadow. Even if it did, he wouldn't have listened.
Something else was happening.
A man in a Hyrule guard uniform tore away at the trappings of the temple he had e
Dark Mirror chapter 26Ash glanced at the paintings on the wall as he made his way to the floor where Alessa was waiting. He recognized a few of them 'The Remains of Judgement' and the picture of the woman with the baby, both copies of the paintings from the antique shop. The rest were unfamiliar; a weathered photograph of a toy soldier facing a spider, several childish doodles of horrific monstrosities, and a sepia picture of a steamboat on Silent Hill's lake.Dark Mirror chapter 264 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Every step Ash took up the staircase was slow and tense. What was he doing? Waiting for him was the most dangerous girl in the world. But he couldn't turn back. Every time the thought of a hasty retreat crossed his mind, he dispelled it with thoughts of Pikachu, Max and Satos. So, gritting his teeth and clenching his fists, Ash took another step up the stairs.
Soon, he saw her. Alessa had her back turned to the boy bravely surmounting the stairs, her hands lightly tapping the piano keys. She was wearing that blue schoolgirl dress, and had her ha