The Search For the Light Stone
When I left the Dragonspiral Tower, I was bombarded right after with questions from so many people—even Juniper’s father was there. I knew that I still had the eigth gym to face, but there was the Light Stone. After telling them about how N had told me to find it, I was told where to find it. I felt so silly; I had already searched all of the Desert Ruins I could and found nothing. How could looking again make much difference? But, once we all flew to the site we discovered another part had been recently cleared out and was now explorable.
It didn’t take too long until I found it. But, when I picked it up it did nothing. Zekrom had just appeared for N, hadn’t it? Surely the Light Stone was a fake or maybe…
No, I don’t want to consider it. I don’t want to think that N might succeed in achieving his dream. It’s such a terrible dream; to have a world separate from Pokemon. How did he ever think of such a thing when he himself seemed so close to his? I don’t understand it, but…its something I will think about later on.
Anyway, Professor Cedric Juniper says that Lenora might be able to help me learn more about the stone; she is the director of her own museum. She knows about fossils and such. With luck, maybe there’s just something I’m missing, and not…No, I simply won’t think of that. It’s not an option.
I have to awaken Reshiram. I have to face Zekrom. And most importantly—if not most difficultly—I have to defeat N. For both Pokemon and trainers alike.
I just have to keep reminding myself that.
The Dragonspiral Tower wasn’t what I expected. Or, well…I didn’t really know what to expect. I can honestly say I was scared going in. From the ground it just looked so…looming. So dark and mystical. Victories over all those Plasma grunts helped restore my confidence, though. By the time I had reached Brycen and Cheren I was feeling pretty good about the whole ordeal. Having them close by and ready if something went wrong made those final steps to the top easier.
…I still can barely believe it. But, I can’t not believe it when I saw it with my own eyes. I remember coming up the steps and feeling the ground shake…I remember what he had said before—N.
“Now I know what power I need. Zekrom! The legendary Pokémon that, along with the hero, created the Unova region. It’s my turn to become that hero—and you and I will be friends!”
I didn’t believe it—didn’t think it was really possible. Not just the first part, but the last. I wondered how he could tell me he was going to make sure that Pokemon and people were taken from each other and never allowed to be together again, that he wanted to keep me and my Pokemon apart, and still say we’d be friends.
But as I watched Zekrom land beside you…I can’t deny it. You said to find Reshiram, to try and awaken it and face you, hero-to-hero…I don’t know which surprised me more; that you were in fact one of the legendary heroes, or that you believe I may be one, too. But that isn’t important really, is it? You are, and I may be. And I will listen to your words, take your advice though it would mean the possibility of your dream being shattered. Which makes me wonder…
Do you want me to find Reshiram and face you because you think you’ll win…or you hope you’ll lose?
Last night I had a dream…In it, I was as Reshiram and he was as Zekrom. Not the Legends themselves, of course. But I knew who we were supposed to be…
But unlike the legends, we didn’t feud or destroy. Instead, we got along—like the beginning, we became one again. It was beautiful and impossible…right?