Chapter One: Freedom is Over
"Hey get your hands off me!" I yelled to the officer as he tackled me to the ground. I managed to break free for a second only for him to sick his Growlithe on me. It bit my leg and I was down for the count.
"You're under arrest, punk," the officer snarled. He pulled me off the ground and handcuffed me.
"I told you," I replied. "I didn't do anything." He didn't listen. The officer threw me in the back of the police car and drove. I knew who had commited the crime that I was being framed for. It was Jack Kitzu, my former friend. He had stolen an important artifact from the burning tower in Ecruteak City. I still hadn't figured out what he took.
When we arrived at the police station, I was taken into a room for interrogation. All of my possesions including my pokeballs and my cell phone were taken. The detective glared at me. "Shawn Miziki," he started.
"Yeah that's me," I replied. "I didn't steal anything."
"We're not saying that you are," the detective said bluntly. "We want to know if you have any ideas who might had commited the crime?" I didn't answer, which began making the detective angry. "It is a federal crime in Johto to steal anything from historical landmarks!" he yelled. "Right now you're the prime suspect and if you don't tell us anything you're going to prison!"
I knew I was in trouble. The revenge I was planning for Jack was the only thing on my mind. If I told the police they would get to him first and my plans for revenge would be destroyed. On the other hand if I didn't tell the police, I would go to prison for a crime that I didn't commit. Lying was the only thing I could do at the moment.
"John Reeman," I told him. "I saw him talking about the crime to one of his friends." The detective seemed interested now. "I heard he fled to Snowpoint City in Sinnoh." The detective nodded his head as I continued lying. When I finished the story, I was released and all of my stuff was handed back to me. Words could not express how much I hated the Goldenrod Police.
"I'm gonna kill Jack if it's the last thing I do," I whispered. The detective had notified me that if he found out I was lying I would go straight to prison. I didn't let it bother me because I had an important task that I needed to do. When I found Jack he was as good as dead.
"I'll have to check every place in Johto," I said to myself.
"No you don't," replied a voice. "I'm right here Shawn." It was Jack's voice but I couldn't see his face. "The Eyes of Fire allow me to be anywhere I want." "It doesn't even have to be a real place."
"I'm not scared of you or your little toy," I replied. "Come out and fight." I grabbed a pokeball from my waist.
"Shawn Miziki," Jack started. "Since we were children, you've bullied, harrassed, lied to, and fought others for your own selfish needs." "I was your friend and I just sat back and watched you torment others." "I was hoping that you would turn my name into the police, but you blamed someone else for a crime that I commited just so you could get your revenge." Everything Jack said was true and I couldn't deny it. "Now!!!" Jack yelled. "It's time for you to pay!!!"
All of a sudden everything went black. Two red eyes suddenly appeared in the sky.
"What the hell is going on!" I yelled. Fire began coming out of the red eyes. The inferno surrounded me. I didn't know what was going on. All I knew was that Jack was behind this. I felt myself losing my train of thought. In less than a minute, I was out cold...
I awoken to find myself somewhere else. This place looked way different than Goldenrod City. It was full of pokemon that could talk like humans. As a matter of fact, I didn't see a human anywhere.
"Where am I?" I asked myself. I looked around the area. It was a mountain area surrounded by pokemon. I found myself in a small cold cabin. A Machoke walked in.
"The Magby over there!" he called. "Get back to work!" I looked around and noticed that I was the only person in the cabin. Then it hit me. I looked at my red arms and my red legs. The Machoke was talking to me. He looked at me sternly and then grinned.
"You must be a new slave," he snarled. "Follow me." I knew I had no choice but to follow orders. I began following the Machoke and he gave me a tour. I saw dozens of pokemon being forced to mine the mountain. Those that didn't comply with orders were brutally beaten. Where was I?
"Tell me your name," the Machoke ordered. I couldn't use my name because I felt that Jack's Eyes of Fire could be watching. After thinking I gave him a name.
"I'm umm Summit," I answered. It was the only name I could think of since I was on a mountain. The Machoke then pointed to the mines.
"You start tomorrow," he remarked. "Today you watch the rest of the slaves work so you'll know what to do." The Machoke walked off leaving me by myself. I walked over to the mines were I noticed a Monferno and a Munchlax working hard. They looked at me and then motioned for me to come over.
"I hear you're new," the Monferno stated. "I didn't know they would make a Magby do slave work."
"Yeah," I replied. "Can you tell me where I am and what's going on?"
"This is Nanokin Mountain," the Monferno explained. "We are slaves because of the troubles we caused in our past lives." "I guess no one get's a second chance." A shiver ran up my spine. The Monferno said past lives. Did this mean that I was dead?
"Nanokin Mountain is only one place in Dysillius that has slaves," the Munchlax began. "There are many other places that are worse off than we are." "The elder psychic pokemon tell us to maintain hope."
"Why?" I asked curiously.
"The Chosen One willl soon arrive and free us from this torment," the Munchlax whispered. The Monferno shook his head.
"You shouldn't believe everything you hear, Lexon," he stated. I guessed that Lexon was the Munchlax's name. Lexon ignored the Monferno's comment and began working again.
"I'm Porallus," the Monferno introduced himself. "And this is Lexon." I shook hands with both of them.
"I'm Sum-Summit," I stammered trying to keep my identity a secret for the time being. Right now all I could do was hope to escape this dreaded place. I was here because of the way I lived my life as Shawn Miziki. Now I was in for it.......