I woke up shortly after I blacked out only to find that my front legs were pinned to my sides and had rope tightly wrapped around me. I tried to speak but a large wad of cloth was stuffed into my mouth and a piece of tape covered it so that I could not spit it out. I was helpless and I tried to wriggle my way free… big mistake.
“Easiest ten thousand Poke job in bounty hunters’ history.” A voice said and Sunny then realized that she was stuffed into a sack. She squirmed around a little, tried to kick but then her hind legs were also bound. Her captors really thought of everything to stop her escape. After more conversation, Sunny suddenly felt her captors stopping suddenly and the sack was set down.
As the sack was opened up, she saw the Pokémon that kidnapped her: a Leavanny and an Emolga.
These two… I had seen them before at the bakery. They are bounty hunters… but why are they after me? I don’t have anything that could be worth ten thousand.
The Emolga then discharged her electricity. Sunny’s muscles got a spasm and then her mind could not take it and forced her to black out once again.
After a short moment that seemed like an eternity, Sunny woke up again and when she did she was tied to a pillar inside the old abandoned windmill.
Ouch… where am I? Isn’t this the old windmill that was destroyed a few years ago when a meteor struck the roof? But why did they bring me here? These ropes are too tight… I can’t get out.
“Now listen carefully, captive.” A Froslass said, gliding up to Sunny with a Glalie behind her. The Froslass then held up the pink ribbons that Luna sent her to get. Sunny’s eyes widened as she saw those.
“I am sure you know the Eevee that these… belong to.”
“Gimmph thmmph bmmph!” Sunny responded, trying to yell into her gag but all that came out was nonsense that no Pokémon could understand. The Froslass merely discard the ribbons aside alongside the rubble, along side the robe.
Sunny’s eyes followed the falling ribbons as the Froslass moved to the side as the Glalie moved up in front. From behind, the Froslass forcefully jerked Sunny’s head toward the Glalie and held it there.
“When I get out of this, I am going to turn you into steam! And by the way, did you just call yourself old?”
Suddenly, an ice shard jabbed into her right hind leg.
“That’s for being cheeky. We should take this chance to teach ignorant little brats like you to respect your elders. Don’t you agree, master?”
Argh! That hurt! I got to get out of-
Before Sunny could do anything else, the Glalie’s eyes glowed in a spellbinding cyan light. The light soon captivated Sunny and something strange was stirring within her mind.
Wha… what’s going on…? My heart… it’s freezing…. All the warmth… joy… disappears… just like that. It’s so cold… so dark. I…I… am drowning….
Sunny’s eyes lost focus and they became empty as Glalie continued his stare. The sharp painful jab from earlier seemed to have failed to register in Sunny’s mind. He chuckled and before he could actually finish the hypnotic spell, a rock flew through the air and smashed on his floating body.
Luna hid amongst the shadows from the rubble under the dwindling light of dusk. She threw the rock and gave away her presence but it was all to save Sunny. Up against two opponents in a fatigued state, this might be Luna’s toughest battle yet. Luna hoped that the two would start to separate to seek her out so that she could silently incapacitate both without using too much energy.
“Nice of you to drop by for us. #3170.” The Froslass exclaimed and then Luna felt the temperature drop unnaturally fast. Before Luna knew it, the entire area was covered in a huge ice dome. She was trapped. “Why don’t you come out and introduce yourself like a good little girl?”
Luna hid and waited for them to try and find her. It was a tense few minutes but Luna’s plan seemed to have bore fruit. The Froslass was spotted, gliding around looking her. Luna took this chance: she teleported to another blind spot and then threw out something from her makeshift leaf bag. The Froslass was caught and entangled by the bola that Luna threw. Before she could phase out of the binds, Luna teleported again and knocked her out cold with a powerful blow to the back of head.
“Impressive little toy you made there.” Someone’s cold dark voice called out and Luna turned around to see the Glalie looking at her. “So, you’re that dangerous pet that Zooid keeps on a tight leash? This should be fun to see you struggle.”
Luna was not in the mood to talk; the only thing in her mind is Sunny’s wellbeing. Luna took out another bola she made and hurl it at the Glalie. An ice beam hit the flying weapon and instantly froze it completely; it fell and shattered upon impact with the ground. Tension grew at the sight of the shattered remains of the bola. Luna still had something inside her leaf bag but all of them seemed to be ineffective in this current situation. Luna was starting to feel the cold and she did not like it as made her feel sleepy; A huge ice chuck was forming on top of her and Luna just noticed the shadow. Luna tumbled out of the way in time but it was not the end of her trouble. The Glalie had summoned forth a huge icy blizzard at the top of dome; huge ice spikes began to rain down on them.
Luna ran around and avoided being impaled by the large crystals; the Glalie did not even move from his spot. Firing more frost beams, Luna narrowly evaded by teleporting a short distance. As Luna accidentally slipped and fell face first, the Glalie was charging up another powerful attack while Luna struggled with the terrain.
This is not good. This is like a repeat of what happened with Chloe and her lasers. But when they are charging like that, I think their trajectory was pre planned. I am really out of stamina; it’s all or nothing.
Luna gave it all she had in one final attack: she disappeared once again and reappearing instantly behind the Glalie. Luna whipped out a second bola from her leaf bag and hurled it at the Glalie, hoping to knock him out.
The powerful frost blast stuck the flying bola first and shattered it into tiny pieces before hitting Luna and pushing her back. Hitting her back against the floor by the pillar where Sunny was at, Luna struggled to even move her chilled body. Shutting an eye and gritting her teeth from the sheer pain, Luna forced herself to look up.
“Sunny… are you… okay?” Luna panted as she endured the pain. Luna then realized something.
Sunny usually does not shut up and her captors did not gag her this time… so why isn’t she saying anything?
A timely shard landed behind the pillar and weakened the ropes. But Sunny, instead of escaping, she let her body weight take control and flopped to her side like a lifeless puppet. Her cold empty eyes stared into Luna’s and a different sort of chill took hold within Luna.
It… can’t be…. She’s… dead?
“You should be more concerned about yourself!” The Glalie bellowed as he unleashed a charged up attack. Luna, who was shocked to the core, did not avoid and was stuck. Luna was slammed against the back wall and then ice grew all around her limbs keeping her immobile. The Glalie ignored Sunny and glided up to Luna.
“What… have you… done to… Sunny. You Bastard!” Luna spat into the Glalie’s face as tears flowed from her eyes as freely as a waterfall.
Glalie started with a small laugh to a big and hearty snicker. He enjoyed the look of torment on Luna’s face; he took a while to piece together what she was talking about. The rain of spikes seemed to have subsided as the Glalie looked at
“Oh that useless pile of fur? I was just going to leave her there to rot.” The Glalie commented with a spitefully innocent tone. “Not like it really matters to me.”
The Glalie floated closer to attempt the same trick he executed on Sunny but Luna started to glow in a sinister purple. Luna’s mind became clouded with the desire to avenge Sunny and the dark shadow decided to speak up.
“Don’t you hate him? Despise him? Don’t you want to tear him into little chunks and paint this place with his blood? Just let those primal instincts of yours take over… AND BREAK HIM APART!”
Luna unleashed a feral howl with a supreme force that blasted that Glalie backwards quite a distance. The howl also shattered the ice holding Luna and then she transformed into a huge monster once again.
“Guess I hit the right tune.” The Glalie remarked as he got and had a stare down with the rage induced beast. “Let’s dance.”
The beast did not wait and charged forth at the Glalie. From actual fear for his life, the Glalie took control of all the accumulated ice in the area and made them swirl in a huge vortex. As the ice rammed against the beast’s body, a dense mist cloud was forming and covering the ruins of the windmill. The beast was unfazed by the ice smashing onto its body neither it nor the mist that was created. It had a strong sense of smell and was extremely durable. The Glalie floated upwards and directing all fragments of ice to fly up and concentrate into a sphere before him. But before he could finish, something flew past him and reached its peak above him. However, looking up was too late as he was then body slammed back down to earth. The beast unleashed its claws and was about to literally tear him apart. The Glalie realized and instantly froze the floor again, slipping the beast up. As it fell, it stretched out its claws and allowed momentum to do the rest of the work. A huge thud later, the Glalie floated out of the mess but his round body bared a huge scratch mark. Despite all of this, he managed to smirk.
“Well played…” The Glalie laughed as the beast raised itself for another attack. “But play time is over.”
Glalie suddenly levitated a sort of remote from the bag that Froslass had left on the ground. The Glalie turned the dial on it and then pointed it right at her. The beast sudden withered in pain and thrashed about a little more before transforming back into Luna. The collar around Luna’s neck, which was in clear view, started to make high pitched sounds and unleashing high voltage electricity. Luna screamed and she was soon brought to the ground after a few seconds.
“You see, my dear girl. That collar was designed to keep you under control. They knew that they were training an army of monsters so they prepared quite well for that.” Glalie explained as he floated around Luna as the electricity was still keeping her at bay and helpless. “They did their research and experimentations well. That avatar form of yours is connected heavily to your body but your psyche is a different matter. By subduing your mental channeling by emitted an uncomfortable high frequency pitch and disrupting your bodily movements through electric shocks to your main body within that ‘shell’, you can see the results.”
It was a trap all along! And I fell for it…. This collar is going to haunt me until I get it off…. I… am losing focus… can’t lose… must fight….
“No use resisting, that voltage was not even high but what if I just turn the dial up….” Glalie mocked and Luna felt the intensity going up slowly and she was fighting a losing battle with her own body.
“You know, I actually am amazed at what you are. Face it, how many Pokemon in this world could safely say they know and understand your condition. I believe you have yet to realize what you are truly capable of; forget Zooid and his fancy tech, join me, as partners, you and I. Together we could achieve great things and nobody could stop us! What do you say?”
“Go kill yourself! I rather die than work for any of you!” Luna panted as she struggled to even move. The Glalie sighed, the Froslass seemed to have recovered from her blackout and used her ice power to lock down Luna to the floor. She was about to say something but the Glalie was not finished and he was having a rather sadistic smile on his face.
“That could be arranged.” The Glalie replied and he rearranged Luna so that she was cuffed down on an inclined ice block, limbs all spread out. He then shot an ice beam on the ground that grew out a long spike that pricked Luna’s skin. The Glalie then manipulated it and made it grow even more.
The ice first pierced Luna’s skin then pushed into her lower body. It was being painted red as it continued to push deeper, slowly. Luna screamed out in pain and did not stop for a bit until the Glalie stopped.
Noises and voices could be heard from outside the barrier; the dome was getting hit from the exterior and it was a matter of time until it was broken. The Glalie contemplated for a short while before turning to Luna again who was trying with all her worth not to let the pain get to her.
“Hm, Zooid never did say he wanted you dead or alive.” The Glalie said then he suddenly lunged the spiked a lot deeper then pulled it out and released Luna onto the ground; Luna was on the verge of passing out due to blood loss. “By the way, my name’s Soren. Leader of the Snow Diablos.”
With that, they both disappeared into the dense mist they created. Luna struggled weakly in her bind.
“Come… back… here…. You… killed… my mom.” Luna cried pitifully as she collapsed for good.
Sunny, who finally broke out of her trance, wandered about aimlessly as she heard familiar voices then she bumped into something. Her eyes were still unfocused but as they start to fixate, she saw Luna’s motionless body on the ground.
“L-L-Luna…? W-what d-d-did t-they d-do to y-you?” Sunny stammered badly as she continued to realize the horror before her.
“What happened here?” Nancy asked but Sunny looked up at her, tears were rolling down her face and her eyes were widened and fearful.
“Mom, we need to get Luna to a hospital! She’s not… breathing!” Sunny said, while trying to contain herself.
Luna… please, you can’t die! You saved my life and I owe it to you. Don’t leave this world without giving me a chance to repay you!