"So... you still haven't found what you were looking for throughout your entire journey?", Eva asks which Silent agrees to: "Yeah. But... I think I can manage to start living a happier life now that I've got my siblings around, new friends and... well, you. I don't want to worry about what I feel like needing to find any longer..." "Hehe, that's okay, I can understand that.", the Vulpix replies with a smile. It's a sunny day. Then she asks: "So... who are your siblings and friends and what are they like?" "We're gonna be here for quite a while if I tell about what all my friends are like... You'd be surprised how many people are willing to befriend someone like me." "Haha, what do you mean? You're great." "Not... Not that great.." Silent blushes a little. "But... well, for example there would be Mistletoe. She is very kind, almost even angel-like, personality-wise, I mean. Oh yeah, and two of the friends I've met on my journey actually happened to end up living in this forest too, coincidentally. Makes you feel like the world isn't as big as it really is, haha..." "Who would those two be?", Eva keeps asking, very interested about Silent's life, well, really just anything about Silent.
"Rio and Alpha. Though... since they could finally reunite then, I had to give Rio his memories back." "... You took away his memories back then?" "I'll tell you about that story another time.", Silent says, "Now should I go on about my friends and siblings?" "Go on.", Eva answers, smiling happily, "I could listen to you forever." That makes the black Cranidos laugh a little.
The Rampardos is about to reach the forest. He is holding a knife in one of his hands.
Now Eva and Silent are just going for a peaceful walk. Silent has brought up his evil side to her by now so that she'd know to run when it would come out. Though she insisted to stay nonetheless no matter how much he'd try to convince her to run away. It's like she'd believe that their love could be strong enough to make Silent gain his control back in time.
The Rampardos walks around in the forest, looking around, seeming to be searching for someone. He uses his own special powers to locate him. "Oh... there you are... Hehehe...", he says when knowing which direction to go to.
"Sooo... how will it continue between us now?", Eva asks in an almost teasing manner. "What do you mean?", he wonders so she tells him: "Well, we've got together now. What do you imagine our future to be like?"
But just then, the two immediately get quiet when seeing that Rampardos now opposing them. And Silent can easily and instantly sense who that Rampardos is. "Father...", he says in a way like he really doesn't like him being here. "Hehe, yeah, it is me... Silent.", the Rampardos replies. Silent then looks at the knife in his father's hand. "This knife..." "What is with it?", Eva wonders to which he responds: "I don't know how and why but... this is what I felt like needing to search for. And... my father had it all along." "But... it's just a knife.", the Vulpix points out which the Rampardos disagrees with: "Not at all. Not only can it keep portals to other universes stable... something I don't even need... it is also created in a way that it can even harm those with special powers. Pokémon like you, Silent. Pokémon who could easily prevent any damage or heal themselves instantly from it. You know... as the evil Pokémon that you probably have already heard about me being, a weapon like this would be very useful to get rid of those with special powers who would try to stop me and your mother." "Where is she anyway?...", Silent then asks to which his father answers: "Dead. I killed her. With this knife. After all... she wanted it for herself... just like me."
"What are you doing here?... My life has been ruined enough times by now...", the black Cranidos asks so the Rampardos explains: "I'm here to kill you, Silent. You don't deserve to live. Sure, your mother and I have abandoned you before you could even look at us, but... I have heard about the horrible things your evil side has done. You've killed a lot of innocent people, Silent, haven't you?" Silent can't really disagree with that so he just keeps listening to what his father tells him. "You're so powerful... You've got so much potential... to be one of us. But you refuse. In fact, you help others with your powers. Well, you try to. My own son... the only child of mine with such potential to be a great evil Pokémon. I can't let you live while you refuse to do what you should have done with your life all along. Don't you see? All those people you lost... Nothing of that would have been a problem, if you would have tried to be a bad person right from the very beginning." "No, thanks, I'll stay on the good side. Now leave or I'll make you leave... I'm sick of evil Pokémon by now. And you being my father who just abandoned me because of my color, that does not make it better."
"I've got this knife, Silent... And you know you've got your special powers because your mother and I have them. I can hurt you. You can't hurt me. So how would you possibly win?", the evil Rampardos asks his son, grinning evilly. But then Eva says: "With someone by his side." Silent looks at her and tells her: "No. This is way too dangerous. Eva, you-" "Remember at that fight we had against Arceus? I stuck with you back then, I'll stick with you now. I won't let him ruin your life another time, much less let him kill you... No matter how this battle is going to end, I'm gonna be by your side then. Dead or alive."
"So that's how it's gonna be then... Hahaha... Alright, a Pokémon without any special powers joining the fight isn't really gonna make it more difficult for me. You're gonna die now, Silent. And your precious loved one can do nothing but watch it happen." And so the fight begins.
Silent's father instantly tries to hit his son with the knife but Silent teleports a little bit to the right to get out of the way before hitting his father with a powerful Hyper Beam attack. Eva then also attacks the evil Rampardos by using Energy Ball, knowing that her Fire attacks are certainly not gonna help much against a powerful Rock Type Pokémon. But the Rampardos can heal from the damage of both attacks instantly before he just keeps Silent from moving by using Psychic and then actually hitting him with the knife, injuring him with a deep cut Silent can't heal from instantly. Eva quickly attacks the Rampardos with Dark Pulse. He can heal from that but at least it causes him to lose focus for a bit so that Silent is no longer kept from moving because of his Psychic. Silent then tries the same as his father, keeping the Rampardos from moving by also using Psychic. But while the Rampardos can't move, he can make the knife move with his mind and manages to hit Silent several times that way, also by teleporting the knife a lot in the process, making it nearly impossible to dodge. Silent angrily attacks his father with Precipice Blades, an attack he can obviously only use at all thanks to his special powers. But of course the evil Rampardos can heal from that too. Now the Rampardos attacks Eva, just because he knows how much she means to his son, hitting her with a very strong Zen Headbutt attack. "Eva!" "I can keep fighting!", she shouts but instead of immediately attacking back, she just... thinks. Trying to not get hit by yet another attack in the process though.
"Give up, Silent! You keep getting more hurt while I keep healing myself. Just let your death happen, you don't have to suffer along the way.", Silent's father says but the black Cranidos replies: "I won't die... Especially not if you're the one who would kill me. You don't deserve this success... Evil doesn't deserve success..." "Silent.", Eva then says. "What?" "He is right...", the Vulpix has to admit but then she tells him: "But... only if we keep fighting the way we have so far. Just like with Arceus... We can't defeat this enemy by just causing as much damage as possible. And... just like with Arceus, there is another way." She points into the direction of the knife which the Rampardos is holding. "... Good idea, Eva.", Silent tells her, "Alright... let's do this. Together."
The Rampardos now tries to hit Eva with a Hyper Beam but Silent blocks the attack from hitting her before the Vulpix uses another Dark Pulse attack. Not at the evil Rampardos though but instead at the weapon he is holding, causing him to lose grip of it for just long enough that Silent can use Psychic to grab it and to make it come to him. "You won't win...", the evil Rampardos keeps believing despite having the disadvantage now. Silent then keeps attacking his father with the knife while Eva can't really help with attacking at all right now. But Silent does make sure that none of the wounds he causes to his father actually kill the Rampardos. After many deep cuts, the Rampardos just lies on the ground, unable to even move due to the countless injuries. "What... why?...", the evil Pokémon wonders, "I don't understand... You... don't even try to kill me?" "That's right...", Silent responds, "I don't have to kill you to stop you as you can clearly see."
But his father just laughs. "Oh Silent... Things aren't this easy, you know?" "What do you mean?...", Silent wants to know so his father says: "Don't you know... what power this knife holds within itself? Don't you know... what such power comes with?" "Just get to the point.", Eva tells the evil Rock Type Pokémon. "There is one more thing about this knife I haven't told just yet... Something that wouldn't affect me... but it would certainly affect you... It's a weapon of evil, don't you understand?" Silent does start to understand now, now that he also feels it. The darkness inside this knife... Well, it was created by evil people for evil purposes after all. "You know your problem of having your evil side take over sometimes?", Silent's father continues, "This knife here... it makes it more likely. But due to the darkness within it... it's gonna be incredibly hard for you to just let go of it too, hehehe..." "Silent, you can keep yourself under control.", Eva tells the black Cranidos.
"And you know what?... I'm gonna use my own powers to additionally make it affect you right now. I want you to regret to not go the evil path in your life like you were supposed to. Not even... Not even killing your own evil father... and you are so gonna regret it... If this won't make you finally give up on being a good guy... nothing else will..."
Silent can now feel both the knife and his father's powers helping his evil side to come out again. But the black Cranidos tries to keep himself under control as much as possible. Eva is nearby after all. And he knows she won't run away since she already made that clear to him. "You are strong enough to keep it under control, come on, Silent!", she tries to encourage him. "It's no use.", his father tells him, "You can't keep it back forever. Just... think of all the horrible things you've done before. Accept that this is who you truly are. ... Evil."
And then Eva can see it in Silent's eyes. He is not the one in control anymore. "Finally...", his father says but he is the one the black Cranidos approaches first. And without even hesitating, Silent uses the knife to cut his father's body widely open, causing the Rampardos to bleed to death within just seconds. And then he turns to Eva.
"Silent... no... It's me, Eva, the one you love!", the Vulpix tells him but he shows no reaction to it at all, still approaching her in a threatening manner. Eva still refuses to run away. She closes her eyes tightly, hoping he'll realize who he is about to attack in time. But Silent already grabs her. "Silent, no, I... I love you... You gotta... You gotta gain control over your body again. I know you can do it!" But again, without any hesitation at all, the currently by his evil side controlled black Cranidos just slices through her throat, killing her.
And shortly afterwards... the evil side stops having control again.
Silent looks around, knowing that whatever just happened, he wasn't in control of it. There he sees the dead body of his father and right in front of him... Eva. "No!!", he shouts, immediately trying to use his powers to revive her.
He... He is trying to get me back.
... No... I've... I've searched for him for this long...
and yet it still ends like this...
I understand now.
We may be the ones who love each other the most but...
after all this... I realize...
no matter how hard we try...
Something would always tear us apart again.
It's as if some force outside of anyone's control just... wouldn't allow it.
We're meant to love each other.
But clearly... we're not meant to ever remain happily together.
This suffering... it must end. For both of us.
I... should not come back.
It's better if I remain dead...
Or else he'd just lose me again... and again... and again.
I just know it.
I just... feel it.
We're not supposed to get a Happy Ending, are we?
It surely seems like it...
at least I got the chance to be with the one I love...
even if it wasn't for long...
haha... my life could have ended in a worse way...
but it didn't. Thank you, Silent. Even though you can't hear me right now.
It... doesn't work. No matter how much Silent keeps trying to revive her, it just... won't work. Is she refusing to be revived? Silent can't understand why she'd refuse it. Silent is crying. Not for the first time but... he certainly never felt this much pain in his heart before. This wasn't just any friend or loved one he just lost after all.
It was Eva. The one he loves the most.