Re: The Human Species (PG-13)
… Hmm? Oh look, it’s… It’s a Lucario! Wait a minute… Proper colors… No spikes… Am I seeing myself in third person? How is that even possible!?
Did you say something? Speak up!
Wait, am I the one talking? What am I, anyway? I’m over there, yet I’m seeing myself from over h… I… I’m human? YES! I’M HUMAN AGAIN!
“… Ru-u-uuu… K-k-k-K-k…”
Alright, you can quiet down now… It’s starting to hurt my head.
“ … RuUUuu… KaAAaa… RiIIIiii…”
I said, SHUT UP! Stop it!
ARGH! C’mon, stop it! You’re… You’re tearing me apart!
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Give it a rest, already… It’s been seven years.
I haven’t had a drop of blood in almost a decade. You don’t scare me.
"PLEASE DON'T KILL ME!"
”Zerobi, everyone already knows you're special, don't do this!"
Listen, I really need to sleep. You know I can’t appease you, so just why not just leave me in peace?
“Not over until you’re dead…”
"Y-You killed them all!"
“I’ll haunt you!”
”May you rest in peace, wayward soul!"
”… Zerobi's supposed to be dead, right?”
“You’ll never get away with this!”
Damn, you’re loud tonight. Is it because I met those two? I didn’t even hurt them! You should be rewarding me, not torturing me!
“Oh, such a shame that you no longer have any blood!”
"What, this scares you? Are you scared of me now?"
… Shut up…
“Once I've killed him, I can use his essence to make you a Grass Eeveelution just like your mom! And then BURN YOU UP!”
Shut up! Shut up! SHUT THE HELL UP!
“Don't kid yourself. That new guy… You've been eyeing that blood ever since you first saw him. You want to feel it, don't you? There is no way you won't as long as he sticks around like this…"
It… It's not like that…
"Besides, who's to say things will go bad if you just have a little taste? You've matured, you can control it! The slippery slope doesn't exist anymore!"
No! I'm not like that! Leave me alone!
"He keeps acting so weird, like he's a character or something… What would his reaction be if you cut the tendrils in his legs and left him out in the snow, where he would catch cold and die? If you plunge your claws into his mouth, would he ever be able to smile again?"
… I see. You… You're just trying to get a reaction out of me. Typical. I won't listen anymore. Leave me alone with my sleep…
"… Leave you alone? Hehehe… Oh, but Zerobi…"
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"What a pleasant surprise!"
"Oh, I wish it was… Wait 'til you hear about this…"
"Is it about the gathering, by any chance?"
"… Huh? Y-You knew!?"
"Mew passed by a few days ago and told us all about it."
"Yep! We're heading over there now, as a matter of fact…"
"… Already!? But I'm not even halfway done! It won't be for a long time!"
"To be honest, it seems to be the only safe place left in this world. We've fought three trainers these past weeks…"
“B-Brother! You are going to make him think that we were responsible for that!”
"No, I… They've been hot on my trail, too… Lake Valor will never be the same after what they did…"
"It's really bad, that's for sure. We haven't had a meeting since Darkrai and Cresselia… Well, back then we were too young to do anything. Now, it is our responsibility to take care of things like this."
"That's right! That's why I'm alerting everyone!"
"Ah… So that's what you're doing?"
"Yes! Mew told me to tell Celebi, Jirachi and Mespirit, but…"
"Didn't she know about that thing with Jirachi?"
"No! I mean, yes! I mean, it's not that, but…"
"Celebi wasn't home... A-And all her plants… Were wilted…"
"… Wilted!? But that means… Are you certain!?"
"Celebi told me that she'd rather die than let that place wilt… Maybe they got to her, and-"
"Aw, come on! You're overthinking things! Celebi is one of the strongest Pokémon alive, there's no possibility she would lose!"
"Celebi… The three of us together would probably not be able to defeat her. Everyone makes mistakes, she must have just forgotten to… Water them, or something."
"… Yeah! You're right! I'll keep looking!"
"You could try to find that Pikachu, he might know where she is."
"I will! Thanks! I really gotta go, so take care, you two!"
"… Going… Going… Gone. Pretty eager, huh?"
"The enthusiasm is natural, but he sure is clever for his age…"
"Maybe that's what happens when you grow up without any parents? Just look at Mew and Celebi…"
"Please, don't start with that again! You know as well as I do that mom and dad took care of them like they were their own!"
"… We weren't even born yet! How could we know anything from back then?"
"Haahhh.... You sure get on my nerves, sometimes…"
"… Hey, sis… Do you think someone will ever look at us like that?"
"You know, like someone's uncles… In your case, 'uncless'…"
"It's called 'aunt', and I still don't understand…"
"Like, Mew's or Celebi's child. Will we be the ones to take care of them?"
"… Hmm… You mean how they die after they give birth? You're not thinking-"
"No, what I mean is that we're still practically kids! We're too young to be raising a child!"
"… I don't think those two will be having children any time soon."
"… That woman's intuition thing again? Can't fool me with that, we're twins! I know there's no such thing!"
"More like… You wouldn't want to die, would you? Their species die in childbirth, so why would they ever want go through with it?"
"That's true… But mom says that's what always happens in the end, anyway."
"Not for a long while, I hope."
"Yeah… We're still too young, after all…"
"I meant so that they can live long, healthy lives!"
"Oh… Oh! Yeah! Definitively!"
"Will we be together forever?"
"What's this, all of a sudden? Of course we will! We're family!"
"… Even if I… Get caught…?"
"First of all, I'll protect you, so no one's ever going to catch you in the first place! And even if, I'll be there to rescue you right away!"
"WHY!? Because I'm your brother, of course! Seriously, where did all this come from!?"
"Well… I'll talk to you about that later."
"What? No fair! You get me all stoked up and then leave me hanging? We're twins! Tell me!"
"Tell me! Tell me! Tell me! Tell me! Tell me! Tell me!"