'You think you can defeat me with your love and friendship cra-'
Gilthon was stopped by an angered Zero. 'My father was a great person and good father, and Zeke was the best grandfather I had! I forbid you to talk like that about them!'
'Hmhm, the girl now thinks she's all grown up.' The evil Emperor Umbreon grinned. 'You're facing the Dark Emperor Gilthon, holder of the Darkness Lance and the one who's going to give you a severe punishment!'
'I wonder how much before they place the horns and weapons together...' Gorin thought before speaking at Zero. 'Zero, we'll have to find a way to weaken the barrier that protects Gilthon until the weapons and horns are placed together and activated!'
Zero nodded in response before charging a Glacier Bomb and shot it at Gilthon. Gilthon became surprised and quickly covered himself with his lance using his front paws as he stood in his lowers. An explosion of snow powder was made when the attack hit, but he was unscathed.
Zero, surprised, decided onto performing another attack. Gilthon jabbed her with several slashes, but she weaved through them. She quickly attacked him with Double Kick, only to be bounced away by the barrier, flying and hitting the floor. When Gilthon was about to impale her with his lance, she quickly recovered and moved aside, before countering with Icicle Missiles, but after the impact, Gilthon was still unharmed.
‘See? None of your attacks are going to pierce through my force field!’ Gilthon laughed.
‘Hmm… grandpa said I had more than just Ice Missiles, Glacier Bomb and this Double Kick…’ Zero thought as she evaded Gilthon waves of Dark Pulse. ‘Hmm… That’s it! I’ll try to defeat him with my new attacks!’
Zero then charged her fur with loads of electricity as she produced a freezing aura. ‘That attack… No! You couldn’t have…!’ She then fired one Frozen Bolt towards him, freezing and damaging his force field somewhat. ‘It worked!’ Zero thought, smiling.
Suddenly, Gilthon scowled before regenerating the field quickly. ‘Well, not so much. Gonna try harder…’ Zero’s smile became nervous. She ran around quickly to dodge Gilthon’s attacks once more, while charging a Glacier Beam.
Glacier Beam (Special Attack)
A move passed down by the generations of the Halvan Divine Family. The user fires an even bigger Ice Beam which causes a trail of ice wherever it’s aimed at something. It has a 15% chance of freezing the target, and a 45% chance of raising the user’s defense.
Zero fired the Glacier Beam once Gilthon got his guard off, breaking a good part of his force field. ‘Grr… at this rate I won’t be able to hit her!’ Gilthon once more regenerated the barrier.
Zero growled before trying another move, charging it as she dodged Gilthon’s attacks. ‘You can’t dodge my moves forever!’ Gilthon screamed at her before she launched towards him fully charged of electricity; she was enveloped in electricity to crash against Gilthon with Volt Tackle.
This time, she broke about one third of the barrier, slightly damaging Gilthon as well.
‘G-Guh…! Where did you learn those tricks!? You… you…!!’
‘These are moves the Halvan Divine Family can only learn. Now prepare yourself for your defeat!’ Zero claimed before trying to charge a Glacier Storm.
Glacier Storm (Special Attack)
Special: It’s not available for using yet…
A move passed down by the generations of the Halvan Divine Family. The user launches a devastating snow storm towards the target. It has a chance of 50% to freeze the opponent, and a chance of 25% of instantly defeating it. However, both effects happen by separate and can’t happen at once.
However, no energy came out. Zero felt as if her mind went blank all of sudden, and that a knot was made on her throat. ‘W…What’s going on?! Why can’t I…?’ Zero thought faintly, paralyzed somehow.
‘See what happens when you defy me?’ Gilthon snickered, recovering his force field out of confidence. ‘You’re still nothing!’ He then struck her with Dark Pulse.
‘Gwaaah!!’ She screamed as she got launched towards the statue in the middle of the room, and she crashed against it. The impact made a wound on her head, making her bleed. ‘I… I won’t surrender…!’ She tried to charge a Holy Lightning this time.
Holy Lightning (Special Attack)
Special: It’s not available for using yet…
A move passed down by the generations of the Halvan Divine Family. The user fires a powerful lightning combined with divine essence, to strike the opponent and deal massive damage to it. Has a chance of 65% to paralyze the opponent, and a 50% chance of dealing a critical hit.
Zero’s electricity went off after no longer than two seconds, and the same mental-physical paralysis phenomena appeared on her again. ‘Why can’t I perform this move either…!?’ She thought, feeling angry and baffled.
Gilthon laughed before striking her with Slash, causing deep cut marks on her torso, and used Take Down against her, knocking her away once more.
Zero coughed a bit of blood as she tried to stand up. ‘Come on… one more, please don’t fail me now!’ She thought before trying to charge one Supernova.
Supernova (Special Attack)
Special: It’s not available for using yet…
The strongest of all moves, only passed down by the generations of the Halvan Divine Family. This ultimate attack will annihilate everything within its radius with a blast of space snow dust and galactic thunderstorms.
Zero felt nothing but despair and horror when she found that same damned paralysis taking her over again. ‘Time to finish what I had to do two years ago…’ Gilthon laughed before raising his spear. ‘See you in hell, piece of crap!’
‘Hold it right there!’ Gorin shouted before smacking Gilthon’s with Megahorn, knocking him away, even if it didn’t damage the force field. ‘Did you forget I’m here!?’
‘G-Gorin…’ Zero breathed hard trying to stand.
‘She’s not a piece of crap, you excuse for a father! She’s the best person Leginor has met, and she’s the person I love! You don’t realize that because jealousy has made you blind!’ Gorin scolded the Dark Emperor Umbreon.
‘Grr… you little brat… I’ll show you!’ Gilthon launched one Dark Pulse at Gorin, but he quickly evaded it and countered with Megahorn again, causing Gilthon to be forced back.
As Gorin tried to protect Zero, in Milotis Palace at the Sky Island, the goddess of Light was almost done chanting the holy spell. Aethria and other demigods helped her in the chanting. However, things were off, as there were two demigods missing, and they needed their powers to complete the chanting. ‘If only Zeke and Spectra were alive…’ Aethria thought before a stranger appeared before them.
It was a Mega Absol with purple markings and mismatched eyes, one red and another purple. She seemed to be holding Spectra’s amulet, the Spirit Horn. ‘Who are you?’ Chase asked upon seeing the Mega Absol. ‘How did you enter here?!’ Taizetsu blurted.
Milotis halted everyone who was trying to stop the Mega Absol. ‘It’s fine. She’s with us.’
Back at Gilthon’s Castle, Gorin was still unable to break the barrier of Gilthon, until now, where he made a hole in Gilthon’s barrier. The Umbreon, not realizing it, charged at Gorin with Iron Tail, but he weaved it and hit him back with Flamethrower. Gilthon screamed in pain when the flames hit him.
‘Huh?! I thought it was unpenetrable!’ Gilthon groaned as he recovered, before trying to redo his barrier.
Zero regained most of her consciousness after eating an Oran Berry, before hearing a familiar voice. ‘Zero!’
‘H-Huh?! Spectra? I thought you were…’ Zero spoke in her mind.
‘Of course, I’ve taken a new form since my Gardevoir form was old anyways.’ Spectra spoke happily. ‘Even if I’m young spirited!’
‘You’re not old!’ Zero yelled, before sighing. ‘Alright, what do you need, mistress?’
‘I want you to chant this magic spell from there. I’ll be using the Flower of Voices to connect your voice to this flower. Your words will come out of the flower, and since the spell recognizes you as a demigoddess- and you’re a demigoddess, the spell will be done and Gilthon will be unable to redo his barrier, and you can defeat him, okay?’
‘Count on me.’ Zero stood firmly as she went back to herself. ‘Now tell me the spell.’
Gorin was being defeated by Gilthon’s attacks after being caught off guard while attacking with Megahorn. Gorin was lying on the ground and unable to move, but was looking at Gilthon with pity, leaking blood. ‘It’s time to end your suffering and love, and to start yourself in darkness!’
Suddenly, Zero’s voice took over, as she was glowing in a holy aura. ‘Qui in hoc umbras…’
‘Those words…’ Gilthon cursed under his breath.
‘…Quaesivit fabuloso arma et cornua Leginor…’
‘…Sacris regni digerit umbras ad eius regnum malum.’
Gilthon ran towards her, but then, he felt his barrier disperse, and he felt powerless.
‘Semideum eaque Quis dabit virtutem magnam…’
‘Shut it in this instant !’ Gilthon ran slowly at her, struggling.
‘…Dissipet et misit draco de tenebris ad poenam…’
‘In three… two… one…’ Gorin smiled, losing his consciousness.
‘O Arceus! Dabo benedictionem nobis!’
A pillar of light enveloped Zero, and in her front paws a lance appeared: it was golden with icy diamond parts, and 18 jewels representing all elements, including Light. She grew out her wings, before her shape shifted out from feral to anthropomorphic form; her bust revealed to be a DD, and her hair grew blue and long. To cover her up, her wounds were healed and she gained what seemed to be a tribal armor, with fur at the end, and a shield made by the gods. Now Zero could outmatch Gilthon, a being of the darkness consumed by the jealousy.
She weaved her lance around, before Gilthon charged at her and tried to stab her with his lance. Zero dodged easily before slashing at Gilthon with her lance. The Umbreon groaned in pain, before trying to attack her with a powerful Dark Pulse. The same paralysis that overtook Zero before now overtook Gilthon. ‘W…What’s going on?! Why can’t I…?!’
‘See what happens when you defy Arceus?’ Zero charged energy on her palm with ease. ‘You’re the one who’s nothing now!’ She fired a powerful Glacier Storm at Gilthon, freezing him. However, the Umbreon got free with little ease, panting.
Gilthon charged one Shadow Claw and got ready to slash at Zero, before he was paralyzed again by that feeling. ‘Why can’t I perform this move either…!?’ He then tried Slash and Take Down, but he couldn’t move. ‘Not even these?!’ Zero quickly charged energy on her other palm and then struck him with Holy Lightning, giving him a lethal shock.
Finally, Gilthon tried to attack her with his lance, but it wasn’t just the paralysis he felt this time, but he felt his forces being drained as he slumped over. Zero went over to him and looked at him with rage in her eyes; for one, he wanted to avenge the death of her legitimate family from the hands of a traitor, but for another, she knew that revenge isn’t an option.
‘Go on! Kill me…! Ack… You got me where you wanted me…!’ Gilthon laughed weakly. ‘You don’t want revenge for what I did to your family…?!’
Zero held her spear at him furiously, ready to stab. ‘Zero, no! Revenge won’t heal you, it’ll just crush your memories more than you’d expect!’ Gorin yelled all of sudden, and she looked at him, before facing Gilthon again.
‘Don’t listen to him, kill me already!’ Gilthon smirked.
Zero pulled her lance away, and looked at him with disappointment. ‘I don’t need revenge anymore. I just have to deal with it, and so you should. Arceus may have mercy on you, pagan.’ She walked away from him and then looked at Draco.
Draco was frozen in sheer horror at the power of the new Demigoddess of Lightning. Gilthon got up weakly and did a last struggle to attack her, and she evaded his Take Down. ‘No… how could this be!’ Gilthon said as he rentlessly threw himself towards the pit. ‘WRAAAAAAAAHHH!!’
Draco growled before shifting into his Charizard form, growing two extra arms and picked up Aki, Delia, and Kitera, before flying to the roof and made a hole. ‘Come on! We have to chase him down!’ Zero exclaimed before flying up, followed by Gorin.
The chase against a dethroned and eliminated evil emperor was just the start of Draco’s plan. Soon, Zero and Gorin are going to be ready for one of the biggest battles ever!