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Super Smash Brothers: Return of Tabuu
.:THE GREAT ERA OF SMASH IV:.ONE YEAR LATER
THE SMASH ARENA
NEW SMASH CITY
“LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!! GATHER AROUND AND BE READY BECAUSE THE FINALS ARE GOING TO KICK OFF RIGHT NOW!!!”, the announcer’s voice boomed across the stadium. Hundreds and thousands of fans cheered as the two finalists appeared in the arena.
“WHO WILL TAKE THE TITLE AS THE MOST POWERFUL SMASH FIGHTER?! WILL IT BE...THE INFAMOUS, THE LEGENDARY PSYCHIC POKÉMON...MEW-TWO!!!”, the announcer stated as Mewtwo emerged.
Many cheers and chanted his name. Mewtwo had armor pads on his joints and an iron chest plate. All this topped with a helmet covering his face Mewtwo glared at the crowd and ignored their presence.
“AND THE UNDERDOG WITH A BRAVE HEART!! THE YOUNG PSYCHIC TEEN...LU-CAS!!!”, the announcer shouted Lucas as everyone cheered and cried out his name. Lucas had on the look of confidence. The appearance of a teenage kid changed him.
Lucas carefully walked to face Mewtwo. He was no longer that scared kid. Lucas was already fourteen turning fifteen and had gained a lot of courage since then. He wore a style that looked like gym clothes: a navy blue, short sleeve tracksuit with thick white lines and thin red lines over his upper body, navy blue pants, and red sneakers. The other Smashers were amongst the crowd as they cheered them on. Palutena especially cheered for both of them but preferred to choose Lucas over Mewtwo.
“Let’s go LUCAS!!! *lowers voice* Go easy on him, Mewtwo! Oh, he’s a delicate angel!”, Palutena shouted.
“Lady Palutena...we’re right here you know”, Pit stated, feeling a little salty.
“Oh, don’t be like that, Pit. Lucas is still that little cute kid from long ago”, Palutena responded.
“For God’s sake, the kid is fourteen. He practically grew up within one year”, said Dark Pit.
“Hmph. Whatever”, Palutena chose to ignore the two angels. The green haired goddess turned her attention to the Aura Pokémon Lucario. “Hey, Lucario. Why didn’t you choose to fight in the tournament?”, she asked.
Lucario wanted to ignore her, but trying to block out a goddess like her wasn’t going to be enough. He opened up his ruby eyes and spoke softly. “I decided not to participate this time because I didn’t feel like it.”
“Mewtwo participated and look at him now. Man, and I wanted to see you and him go for a rematch. Brings back memories, huh?”, said Palutena.
“Yeah...I guess it does. Maybe I should have done that”, said Lucario. Palutena nodded and looked on as the action was about to commence. Lucario tried to watch the match, but his thoughts were elsewhere. He thought about her. “It’s been a year and I haven’t said how I truly feel. Does she really know I love her romantically? Is this all just a game?”, he thought. He always did.
In the arena, Mewtwo and Teen Lucas glanced at each other as they shook hands and smirked. “Hmph. To this day, I’m still impressed, kid. You’re a lot stronger than before. I can’t wait to see how you grow up. I’ve been looking forward to this match”, said Mewtwo, giving a smirk.
“Same here. I’ve been through a lot of changes since then. I’ve always wanted to fight you, but I never expected it like this”, Lucas gave a smirk in return.
“Let us who is the most powerful psychic, boy”, Mewtwo took a fighting stance. Lucas did the same.
“You got this, little bro!”, Lucas’ older brother Claus shouted.
“C’mon Lucas!”, added Lucas’ friend Ness.
“ARE YOU READY FOLKS?! BECAUSE IT’S ABOUT TO GET FIRED UP!!! COUNTDOWN!!!”, the announcer screamed.
“THREE...TWO...ONE...”, everyone and the announcer yelled, signaling for the fight to begin.
Mewtwo and Lucas charged at each other and clashed with their respective psychic attacks. Their first clash resulted in a tremendous shockwave of energy, releasing strong winds to the audience. Mewtwo and Lucas decided to go with their psychic energy attacks from the start. Lucas backed away from Mewtwo to shoot first.
“PK FIRE!!!”, Lucas used PK Fire Gamma.
“Hmph..EERAHHHHHH!!! *crack*”, Mewtwo deflected the PK Fire, astonishing the crowd. “Psychic Sphere!!!”, Mewtwo retorted.
“PK FREEZE!!!”, Lucas used PK Freeze Beta to cancel out the Psychic Sphere.
Lucas and Mewtwo clashed once more. Lucas was also physically a lot stronger, so he can pull punches harder. Only in a short amount of time, one year alone, Lucas built up his strength to ascend to a new level that fifteen-year-olds could never fathom. Mewtwo dodged and countered every one of Lucas’ hits. Mewtwo was on a whole new level. He could swiftly outmaneuver physical attacks with his new speed. Lucas had difficulty catching up to Mewtwo’s speed, so he had to take the defensive. Lucas flew upwards and readied his powerful move.
“PK...STARSTORM!!!”, Lucas used the PK Starstorm and it rained down on Mewtwo. The Psychic Pokémon took damage.
“Argh...ATOMIC PSYCHIC BOMB!”, Mewtwo used one of his more dangerous moves. Lucas barely dodged it. Mewtwo managed to knee strike Lucas in the chest. Lucas fell back but recovered in time.
“PK FIRE!!!”, Lucas used PK Fire Omega, but Mewtwo countered with a normal Psychic Bomb just in time.
“UNBELIEVABLE!! NONE OF THEM SEEM TO BE WEARING DOWN!!! TRULY THE FIGHT WORTH SEEING!!!”, the announcer stated.
“You managed to keep up with me. Maybe I should start fighting seriously. This time, I’ll go with a stronger move”, said Mewtwo.
“Fine by me. I won’t hold back either”, Lucas nodded.
“I’ll end this right now! PSYSTRIKE!!!”, Mewtwo shot a disastrous dark energy wave.
“PK...FIRE!!!”, Lucas used PK Fire Omega to the extreme level. The Psystrike simply pierced through the PK Fire and Lucas was engulfed . “AHHHHHH!!!”, Lucas fell back.
Everyone in the crowd screamed in concern for his safety. Nevertheless, Lucas got back up. He attempted to do something else when Mewtwo popped right in front of him and continuously struck him with a series of punches and kicks. Lucas couldn’t stop them. More bruises began to show.
“PK FREEZE!!!”, Lucas did a close-quarters PK Freeze Sigma, instantly freezing Mewtwo in ice.
“ERRRAHHHH!!!”, Mewtwo easily broke out. “ATOMIC PSYCHIC BOMB!!!”, Mewtwo, without warning, hurled a dangerous bomb of energy at Lucas.
“...”, Lucas said nothing and his eyes were wide open as he was engulfed in the blast. The explosion shook the whole stadium apart. “GAHHHHH!!! HAHHH!!!”, for some reason, Lucas shouted at the top of his lungs.
He used the PK Magnet Omega technique to absorb some of the impact, but that wasn’t enough to save him. The dust settled, and everyone looked on to inspect the results. Lucas’ clothes were torn to shreds and he had marks on his arms and legs. His right arm was exposed and covered in burned and bloody marks. His face was leaking in sweat and blood. Mewtwo sustained injuries on his armor but was fine nevertheless.
“*panting* I may not be able to win, but I’M GONNA TRY!!!”, Lucas shouted, earning cheers from the crowd.
“That’s the spirit, Lucas!”, said Palutena with encouragement.
“I knew you had more in you, Lucas”, said Claus.
“YOU HEAR ME?! I WON’T QUIT!!!”, Lucas said to Mewtwo.
“Hmph...I’m proud of you, Lucas. In that case, I’ll use one of my most powerful moves”, Mewtwo was amazed by Lucas’ ability to be so powerful as a young psychic. “It’s time to put an end to this! HAAHHHHHHHHH!!! DARK METEORIC STRIKE!!!”, Mewtwo rained off a series of meteors filled with psychic energy. His armor broke off, unleashing his powerful attack.
“HRUHHHH!!! PK...STAR-STORM!!!!!”, Lucas manipulated his Starstorm technique and sent every single meteor straight at Mewtwo.
“HHHHRRRRAHHHH!!!!!”, Mewtwo pushed his ultimate strike.
“HAHHHHHHHH!!!!!”, Lucas pushed as well.
“RAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!”, both of them used their full power to push back their attacks in one last push.
Both attacks collided. Both Lucas and Mewtwo charged towards one another for the finale in the midst of both attacks. The same time they made contact was the same time the Controlled PK Starstorm Omega and the Dark Meteoric Strike resulted in a devastating explosion. The whole stadium almost ended up engulfed in psychic energy. The audience was safe and sound, but it felt as though a meteor crashed. The dust settled again. Rocks crumpled up. The stadium was nearly damaged and broken apart.
“...Oh no”, Palutena whispered for the worse in the outcome.
“...Lucas”, Claus prayed for his brother to be alive; Ness did the same.
In the end, Lucas crashed landed on the side of the stadium and was still conscious. The young psychic had his clothes ripped out and his entire right arm was badly injured. Mewtwo was in the center of the arena standing, barely. His hands were completely burned and injured. Effectively, Lucas was defeated in a ring out finish.
**CHEERS AND CLAPS**
“AND JUST LIKE THAT, FOLKS!! IT’S ALL OVER!!! IT’S ALL OVER!!! THE WINNER IS MEWTWO!!!!! RING OUT FINISH!!!!!”, the announcer concluded.
Then, Mewtwo slowly levitated towards Lucas and helped him up. Mewtwo grabbed Lucas’ injured right arm and held it in the air. Lucas crept a smile, as well as Mewtwo.
**CHEERS AND CLAPS INTENSIFY**
“You were holding back, weren’t you?”, asked Lucas. “If you would, you could’ve finished it off with something worse.”
“Hmph. I wasn’t. I saw the clear and righteous heart in you that you wanted to do your best. Maybe it was too much for you back then. But today, you showed me what it means to never give up”, said Mewtwo.
“THERE YOU HAVE IT, FOLKS!!! A GREAT CONCLUSION TO OUR FIRST SMASH TOURNAMENT!!!”, the announcer finished off.
Mewtwo and Lucas hugged each other, earning an awe from the crowds, following by cheering for the two finalists. The rest of the Smashers ran towards them in congratulating them both. Palutena went to hug and comfort Lucas.
“You did so well out there. I wish you could’ve won though. Then again, Mewtwo is pretty strong”, Palutena squeezed Lucas, which was hurting his right arm. He winced out in pain. “Oh, sorry. I’ll heal it for you”, she quickly apologized and healed up Lucas’ right arm.
“Thanks. That feels much better”, said Lucas.
“Did you go easy on him?”, asked Lucario to Mewtwo.
“No. Of course not. I put as much effort as he did”, explained Mewtwo. Lucario merely nodded. Bowser, Samus, and Mario all walked towards Mewtwo.
“Congratulations on your victory”, said Bowser. Mewtwo nodded in response.
“Now here’s a treat: we’re hosting a party at the Tower later tonight celebrating said victory. How’s that sound?”, said Samus.
“Eh, sounds bad. I’ll be there”, Mewtwo replied.
“Great. We’ll see you tonight then”, said Mario. Mewtwo took off flying out of the stadium as the rest of the Smashers left on foot.LATER THIS AFTERNOON
STARSHINE MALL COMPLEX
NEW SMASH CITY
Peach and Rosalina went out shopping and they dragged along their boyfriends to wait for them in while they picked out dresses in the mall for the party tonight.
“Argh, this bites. Why does it take hours for them to pick out dresses and call it a day?”, Wolf complained.
“Hey, at least we picked out our clothes. Plus, isn’t it supposed to be not that formal?”, said Fox.
“I guess. I heard the new mayor is coming to the party. Haven’t seen em’ yet. So I guess we might as well dress appropriately”, said Wolf.
“Yeah, I guess”, agreed Fox.
Finally, after about two to three hours, Peach and Rosalina arrived to them with lots of shopping bags in their hands. Fox took care of the bags and held them with both arms. Wolf pouted as Rosalina glared at him.
“You took too long, babe. I can’t be waitin’ around until my lady comes back”, Wolf complaining.
“I’m sorry that you feel that way, ‘babe’. But can you please help me carry my bags?”, Rosalina said sternly and a bit sarcastically. With that, Wolf carried all the shopping bags without trouble.
“Ooh, I remember when we were all just four friends hanging out and doing missions together. Now we’re just two couples going on double dates”, Peach reminisced.
“We never hung out as friends, princess. We happened to be misfits in an operation to stop the forces of evil. We were on opposing afterward until we brought each other back again in time to save the World...twice! Also, you and Fox were crushing on each other since day one”, stated Wolf. Fox and Peach lightly blushed. Wolf and Rosalina slightly laughed.
“Tch, whatever Fluffy. It’s no wonder I can’t take you seriously”, Peach idly smirked.
“Tch, so?”, Wolf responded.
“See? You always got to have the last say”, Peach pointed out. Wolf shrugged his shoulders in response.
“Ok”, Wolf had the last say.
Peach playfully ignored him for the rest of the day. They walked out of the mall and decided to walk the rest of the way to the Smash Tower.
LATER IN THE EVENING
SMASH TOWER LOBBY
THE SMASH TOWER
NEW SMASH CITY
The Smash Tower, towering about 64 stories high and painted bronze gold and the Smash logo in the front. The Smashers hosted their party in Mewtwo’s victory in the Smash Bros. Tournament of Power. The party was also hosting the new mayor of New Smash City. Many other important people were expected to come. Italian choir jazz music played in the background. Mario arrived in a white suit topped with a white top hat. Samus came in a sleek blue pin dress. Bowser wore a white suit and a white top hat for the occasion. And for the first time, Mewtwo actually wore a full sleeved tuxedo for this occasion.
“Nice to see you finally wearing something besides body armor”, Samus poked fun at Mewtwo. Mewtwo brushed off the small remark.
“Alright-a, everyone. The mayor’s arrived. Be ready”, said Mario. “I think you’ll like her.”
“Oh”, Samus raised a brow.
A slender woman with brown hair and crystal blue eyes emerged from the entrance along with her entourage. She wore a sparkling red sleeveless dress with black heels and a red sun hat; it was Pauline, Mario’s old girlfriend.
“Mario, it was so nice of you to invite me!”, Pauline shook hands with Mario.
“Why, of course. You’re our new mayor after all”, said Mario.
“Hey, you’re the one who suggested I’d be mayor in the first place and I was like ‘Sure, sounds fun’. Hehehe”, Pauline laughed a little.
“Wow, this is kinda strange. Sorry, I was expecting an old man. But hey, at least social change is finally being enacted. Samus Aran: professional bounty hunter and leader of the Smashers”, Samus shook Pauline’s hand.
“Oh, the feeling’s mutual”, Pauline returned the favor.
“Oh, sweet. Say, do you wanna join us as part of the team?”, asked Samus.
“I’ll...pass. I’m more of a damsel-in-distress type”, Pauline declined the offer. Samus and Pauline laughed.
“Bowser: leader of the Smashers. It’s a pleasure to have you as our mayor”, Bowser became more of a refined person.
“Same here. I believe we’ve never met on official terms. I look forward to working with you”, Pauline carefully shook Bowser’s claw.
“Oh. Congrats on your victory! I was really astonished by how you pulled it off”, Pauline complimented Mewtwo. Mewtwo simply nodded in return, acting kind of on edge and almost wary of Pauline.
As for Pauline, she mingled around and enjoyed herself by conversing with the other Smashers and dancing among the crowd. It was until she caught her eye on four people on the balcony. She waltzed towards them. Wolf and Fox were sporting dark brown suits. Peach had a beige formal dress. And, Rosalina chose to have a purple velvet dress on.
“So wait? Wolf, why didn’t you compete in the tournament again?”, asked Fox.
“I’ve done many things in my time. Shooting crazy mystical blasts out of my hands is not one of them”, Wolf explained so monotonously while they laughed. Pauline came in unexpectedly and joined in the laughter.
“Well, this is unexpected. Peach, you have a new team of friends now do you?”, Pauline’s voice changed when she spoke to Peach.
“Miss Pauline. I didn’t expect you to be here”, Peach’s voice was both soft and tense.
“*whistles* Well...hello, lady. Wow! Who let you in, sweetheart?”, Wolf began to flirt with Pauline, which earned him a slap in the face by Rosalina. “Ow!...what? I was joking around.”
“Mhm, mhm..of course you were!”, now it was Rosalina’s turn to pout.
“Don’t flatter yourself, hot stuff. I have eyes set elsewhere”, Pauline showed her non-interest towards Wolf. “So, Peach. I heard from Mario that you two were no longer together. Is that true?”
“Y-yes, and I’m with someone else now. What’s it to you?”, Peach held Fox close as he quietly waved.
“I just wanted to clarify. I hope the best for him”, said Pauline.
“I agree”, Peach had a hint of anger in her tone.
“You know, Mario got me elected as mayor after he asked me if I was interested. Course, I said yes and there was something else I wanted to ask him”, Pauline acted smug to Peach.
“Go on then! Go tell him what you want! Leave!”, Peach was boiling with anger as she raised her voice.
“Whatever you say, princess. I think they want me to sing for them; my specialty”, Pauline shrugged her shoulders and left. “It’s called ‘Jump Up, Super Star’; that’s the song. I’m sure you heard it already”, Pauline merely grinned and walked away.
“Peach, what was that for? Sure she was acting that way, but you didn’t have to react like that”, said Fox.
“Shut up, Fox!”, Peach stormed off in tears to go after Pauline when Wolf stopped her.
“Let it go. It’s not worth it”, said Wolf with a concerned look. Peach looked away in tears and went into the restroom instead. Wolf moved his attention to Rosalina. “Make sure she’s okay”, he stated. Rosalina nodded and went after Peach.
“Poor choice of words?”, Fox asked Wolf as soon as the girls left.
“You gotta be on your woman’s side and support her, not scold her. She already knows what she did was wrong”, said Wolf.
“She only mentioned Pauline once or twice. And, I didn’t expect her to be the mayor”, said Fox.
“She seems pretty sleazy. Those looks aren’t just for show after all”, Wolf stated.
“Right now, I’m thinking if Peach still likes Mario”, Fox felt uneasy.
“Don’t be so melodramatic. She wants to get back at Pauline because of their past history. It’s all kinda petty really”, Wolf explained.
“True. Still, it’s best we keep an eye on Pauline”, said Fox. Wolf nodded in agreement.
Peach and Rosalina emerged from the restroom, as Peach finally stopped crying. “Look, Fox. I’m really sorry for yelling at you like that”, Peach apologized.
“No, it’s my fault. I should have supported you then and there”, said Fox.
“Oh Fox”, Peach cuddled to Fox as they embraced. “How about we go home and split?”
“Sounds like a plan”, Fox nodded.
“Bye Rosie! Bye Fluffy!”, Peach waved them goodbye as she and Fox headed to their own apartment.
“Say, should we dance?”, asked Rosalina.
“I’m not much of a dancer”, Wolf scratched his furred head.
“Hmph. You never were. C’mon! Let’s dance!”, Rosalina giggles as she tugged his hand as she led him into the dance hall. Smooth club jazz and electro pop played as they danced the night away.LATER THAT NIGHT
OUTSIDE THE SMASH TOWER
THE SMASH TOWER
NEW SMASH CITY
Lucario concentrated deeply into his innermost mind. He was on top of the Smash Tower outside on the top floor. Lucario channeled in the aura of his body and allowed it to flow throughout. Meditation was the only thing he could ever do. Aside from thinking about—
“Her...no, no. I can’t think straight without having to realize that she will never love me”, Lucario’s mind was all in confusion. Palutena’s voice came through.
“Hey, Lucario! Why are you up here, anyway? Come back downstairs and put your suit back on. I’m sure you can dance, can you?”, Palutena appeared.
“I have no interest in dancing. Just leave me to my meditation”, Lucario looked away from her.
“Why are you so cold? I know you act cold most of the time, but you’re not usually this way, especially around me”, Palutena stated until she began to catch on that he was hiding something. “Spill it! What are you trying to hide?”
Lucario’s heart began pounding. His face turning bright red. He rarely felt these kinds of emotions but with a green haired goddess, there was something about her. Finally, he faced her.
“Palutena...do you like me?”, asked Lucario with as much confidence he could muster.
“Well, of course, I do. You’ll always be a good friend to me and I care about you a lot”, said Palutena, almost breaking Lucario but he still had the courage to speak.
“Do you love me?! As in romantically?!”, Lucario built up some courage to ask his burning question while raising his voice.
“I...I-I..don’t! Listen, you’re a great guy and you’re awfully nice and smart, but I see you more like a brother. *Lucario’s heart breaks* You’ll always be my friend no matter what. I hope we can still remain that way”, Palutena’s words completely shattered him. He was close to forming tears. Lucario looked away from Palutena. His sadness suddenly became anger. He never this way ever. For so long, he’s kept his feelings locked away. He wanted to admit to her, but she didn’t feel the same.
“What is this?! This is madness! It’s not right! It’s not right! What kind of clique?! How could she?!”, Lucario transitioned to anger.
“Luca-”, Palutena was stunned by Lucario’s reaction.
“Save your pity! Why have I allowed myself to be seduced by you? Out of my entire life, I let my feelings control me. Well, not anymore”, Lucario performed a leap of faith off the Tower before Palutena could react.
“LUCARIO!! WAIT!!”, Palutena could not see him as he vanished into thin air. “Poor choice of words?”, she thought to herself.
Meanwhile, Lucario watched on from a far distance away from the Tower in pure anger. The tears escaped his eyes and sobbed quietly, letting it all go. “I can’t believe that..that...woman. All along did she care about me? No! It was a simple flirtatious relationship. I was robbed. Hmph, is this why Mewtwo’s become so much stronger now?”, Lucario thought to himself as he meditated once more. His thoughts became rather insane. He loved her, but many thoughts were through around his mind. Love, rejection, pity, rage, self-hate. Self-hating. The feeling of being weak. Being weak. MIDNIGHT
SMASH TOWER LOBBY
THE SMASH TOWER
NEW SMASH CITY
The party ended and everyone began to leave for home. Mewtwo instantly removed his suit and went storming off into the night sky. The others laughed at his unexpected method of departure.
“Heh, he took off faster than Sonic”, Samus made a joke. Even Sonic joined in the laughter as he sped off.
“See ya soon!”, Sonic raced off.
“Ha! Good one! Well, we’re gonna turn in for the night. See ya later”, Wolf said as he and Rosalina left for their apartment together.
“Hm, let’s go. You coming, Samus?”, Samus’ boyfriend Solid Snake briefly asked.
“I’ll be out in a sec. Wait up for me, okay?”, Samus replied back. “So, Pauline. Now that you’re mayor, what are you going to do?”
“I thought of going into singing. I really did well out there”, stated Pauline.
“Can’t argue there. Alright, I better take off”, Samus gave Pauline a quick hug and left.
Soon, everyone except Mario and Pauline remained.
“Mario, I want to ask you something”, said Pauline.
“Sure. Go for it”, Mario replied. Pauline lightly blushed.
“How does dinner sound? Later this week? Like old times sake”, Pauline was about to receive the most unexpected reply.
“Oh. Sure. That sounds fine to me”, Mario made Pauline scream internally in joy.
“Great! See you then”, Pauline kissed him goodbye and left. “I finally have Mario again. Perfect! After so long!”, she thought.
Mario packed his things and left the Smash Tower to go back to his apartment building. He had a remote smile on his face as he left. Super Smash Brothers: Return of Tabuu
.:THE HOLY SPIRIT:.THE NEXT DAY
ST. IWATA CATHEDRAL
NEW SMASH CITY
**church bells ringing and chants from the choir**
Hundreds gathered at Sunday’s Mass for prayer and words of wisdom from the priest. Particularly, Mario and several other religious Smashers attended the Mass. The cathedral was a giant ornate building with windows colorfully painted with biblical depictions. The church was dim but well lit for prayer to be done. There was a towering fort with the church bell on top. At the very top, Lucario observed on as he meditated.
“And through the salvation in our lives, may our blessed Lord guide us to the path of peace. Amen”, the priest finished this week’s prayer.
“Amen”, everyone responded before leaving the church for the day. Lucario merely sighed as everyone left.
“Why do they congregate and discuss the greatness of a deity? It’s nothing but lies. There is no God. Humans are confusing but so easy to confuse”, Lucario acted rather bitter and upset. He opened one of the church windows and snuck in. What was he looking for?
“You seek wisdom and salvation, no doubt”, the priest caught him.
“Hm”, Lucario ignored that he was spotted.
“But the front entrance is a better choice for an introduction”, the priest suggested.
“I don’t buy into that church nonsense. I just came here to vent”, Lucario sounded a bit rude. Usually, he was nice and quiet, but he’s more of cold and standoffish.
“Well, look no further. Tell me, what has troubled you?”, the priest was kind enough to be polite.
“This woman. She doesn’t love me as much as I do for her. I mean ever since, I’ve acted different and it’s changed me. I used to be a powerful fighter, but it’s like I’ve lost it all”, explained Lucario.
“It seems that this woman is your entire world. You must not give up on her. She will realize it that she needs you as much as you need her”, said the priest.
“I guess you’re right”, Lucario nodded at the floor.
“You best be on your way”, the priest said.
“Right. But before I go, I wanted to ask about this cathedral...and what’s it for”, said Lucario.
“Right this way...St. Iwata Cathedral was built in honor of a great man who contributed to many advances across this universe and beyond. The church itself has a shrine in his name. And detailed windows depicting images of heroes and villains of the alike”, explained the priest.
Lucario viciously stared at one of the painted windows. A silhouette of a strange alien spreading its wings and reigning down on its enemies was observed. Lucario began to have bad thoughts. The nightmare returned to him once more. The time where he survived the likes of a god. In the middle of the picture was an ancient text, a language that he was all too familiar with. The text resonated as he spoke the ancient language He carefully read the text:
///Atque alius mortalium adhuc adipisci vellent Deum robore historiae. Quia divina iustitia aeterna patiatur.
More and after another, these mortals have yet to attain the might of a god as they so desired in history. For that they must suffer for all eternity under divine justice.
“You can read the ancient dead Latin language. What does it say?”, the priest was astonished.
Lucario was about to respond when he felt a throbbing pain in his head. “Gah! I...I”, he struggled to get his thoughts together.
“Maybe you should get going”, suggested the priest. Lucario nodded and headed off.AROUND NOON
OUTSIDE THE SMASH TOWER
THE SMASH TOWER
NEW SMASH CITY
Lucario felt tenser than ever. He was in a train of thought. He looked like he was meditating, but he was more angry and upset than he realized. He reimagined the images of fighting off a god and miraculously surviving. He didn’t notice Palutena walking towards him.
“Lucario...I’m so sorry”, Palutena began to apologize.
“What’s going with me? One minute I’m angry at ‘her’. Now I’m thinking about that battle, where I fought an actual god”, Lucario’s mind was racing. He did not hear her.
“Lucario! You didn’t hear me?”, Palutena started to raise her voice. “LUCARIO!!”, she snapped him out of thought. Lucario turned around and showed a bored face like he didn’t care.
“Oh...it’s you. Why did you come? To disrupt me and tell me why we should remain like brother and sister? I’m interested in hearing more”, Lucario was more frustrated than before. Palutena looked down, feeling so upset. The green-haired goddess realized a change in tone in Lucario. He sounded sarcastically rude and irate.
“I’m really sorry. I didn’t mean to say that. It’s just that I don’t feel like I like you that way”, said Palutena.
“What do you mean?”, Lucario raised a brow.
“For starters, you’re shorter than me.”
“You wear heels all the time, so it doesn’t make any sense on who’s taller.”
“You’re a bit too serious for my taste.”
“I just act the way I am. I don’t judge you for being ‘a bit too eccentric for my taste’.”
“You’re cool and all but you’re not exactly the type of person I want to be with. Lucario, I’m not interested in you. I’m being blunt serious here.”
“Then what do you want from me? To be more like you?! Who would want to be with someone like you?! Oh that’s right! ME!!”
Palutena felt angry at Lucario’s last statement. Her face turned red in anger. Lucario also got angry as well. He too did not much like Palutena at this point.
“You know what?! I don’t care!”, Palutena shouted in anger.
“Neither do I!”, Lucario shouted at the top of his lungs.
Palutena stormed off in rage while Lucario stayed on top of the Tower. His thoughts continued to race a lot faster. It transitioned to more hate and more nightmares than last time. His mind was corrupted by having his feelings hurt to face the wrath of a god. Mewtwo suddenly caught his attention.
“Hmph. You let her get to your head. Is this why you chose not to participate yesterday?”, Mewtwo was catching onto Lucario’s true intentions.
“Get away from me! Unless you want to go for a rematch”, Lucario clenched his teeth and fists.
“Don’t declare such idle threats at me! You’re not the same warrior I once fought. You were relentless, invincible even. You have let her control your feelings. If it hadn’t been for her, you would have been one of our top fighters. What happened?”, said Mewtwo.
As angry as he was, Lucario knew Mewtwo was telling the truth. He allowed his own interest in someone cloud him from achieving many great things. He could’ve been at the top but instead he faced despair and hate. Mewtwo signaled something else.
“I want you to fight me. Train with me and I’ll get you out of your depression”, Mewtwo was willing to help Lucario, a rare occasion. Disgruntled and still upset, Lucario made his choice.
“I’ll pass”, Lucario vanished without a trace.
“Hmph. What a fool! Show him compassion and yet he chooses misery”, Mewtwo thought in his own psyche. “Oh well, at least it’s not my issue to deal with.”
Mewtwo flew off into the atmosphere to go off training in outer space. His body reached the outer edge of the atmosphere in the speed of light, looking up at space. His eyes wondered at the stars and meteors. He caught an interstellar image of something strange. The image drew closer.
“Hmph, let’s see if it can withstand a Psychic Bomb”, Mewtwo felt a bit threatened, so he blasted the image away with a Psychic Bomb.
The image was unharmed. It released a short energy wave; it looked like nothing, but it somehow sent Mewtwo back into the atmosphere of the planet before he fully reached space. Mewtwo managed to crash land in a safe spot near the canyons.
“What?!...What was that?!”, Mewtwo wondered. His body was bruised and dirty, but he was still fine as he flew back into the city. “Tch, I’ll find out later”, Mewtwo thought.LATER THE FOLLOWING NIGHT
OUTSIDE THE SMASH TOWER
THE SMASH TOWER
NEW SMASH CITY
The Smashers spent a regular night off by relaxing for the night. As always, Lucario stationed himself up on top of the Smash Tower. He didn’t meditate or vent or anything. He was just so angry and confused at himself. He seemed more cold and distant from his peers. This time, it was his ally Greninja who came to him.
“What do you want?”, Lucario was in no mood.
“You’re not well, Lucario”, Greninja stated. “Don’t let hate or doubt consume you. That’s all I have to say.” Greninja vanished without a trace. Lucario gave no thought into it.
“I have to figure this out...on my own. No more distractions. No more thinking about...her. Or anyone else for that matter. There was something in that text that I need answers from. It’s crazy to believe that I connect to that biblical writing”, Lucario thought.
Lucario leaped straight to his uncharted room. He decided to go ghost and leave his friends behind for the time being. He picked out a blue cloak hoodie, black long sleeve shirt, dark camo cargo pants, and black combat boots. He disappeared without even saying goodbye to anyone. He fell off from the top of the Tower and was never seen again.
///Deus resurrexerit, rursus se ad divinam justitiam principibus populi sui. Et Spiritus Sanctus: et ecce pati irae eius.
God has resurrected Himself to strike divine justice upon his enemies. Behold His Holy Spirit and suffer His Wrath.
“Heh...Hehehehehehe...Mortals!...My Resurrection Has Been Predicted! Foretold In The Dreadful Abyss Where My Tomb Lies, One Such Soul Of Unforeseen Divinity Would Uncover The Ability To Return To The Forgotten Kingdom And Life Itself! Subspace! I Sent One Warning. The Only Sign I’ll Give So Far. Not A Peace Sign. I Wish You The Best Death Has To Offer, Smashers...BECAUSE TABUU HAS COME BACK!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!”
The dark vast reaches of the ruined Subspace and the undying Abyss weren’t enough to contain Tabuu. Though thought to be incinerated along with the rest of Subspace, he synthesized a small material of his remains and reconstructed himself back into a pure form. His body was frail and gray, indicating lifelessness and weak power. Over time, that all changed.
“Hehehehehehe...hehahahahahaha...HEHEHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!”, Tabuu narrated his resurrection. His rebirth. His requiem.