It was quiet in the food court for Laura and her boyfriend Bryan as they shared a pizza with their Pokemon.
"Laura's cousin is here?" Bryan pulled Laura closer to him, worried and agitated.
"Yes. The Belleau family always have been close to the Delune family." Emmanuel politely declined a slice as the mienshao hid his distaste at the zoroark across the table. "It is a shame that he is here..."
"Thought he would take a limo so he wouldn't have to deal with the peasants..." Mikael took a bite of pizza, feet on the table, and Emmy's tiny emolga arms wrapped around his neck.
Antonio squeaked, took a bite out of a gooey mess he made out of half a pizza, before he stopped. His huge noivern ears twitched as he listened to something.
Laura screamed and ducked as a large tremor rocked the food court, cracking the walls and ceiling. Debris fell as another tremor boomed and Bryan pulled Laura to him protectively as a large piece narrowly missed the group. "We have to get out of here!"
"This way!" Mikael grabbed the humans' hands and forced them to move to the nearest exit, Emmanuel and Antonio close behind. Emmy glided ahead and she called out directions through the debris in the corridors.
Why is this happening? Laura couldn't comprehend as she kept as close as she can to Bryan, until the group stopped suddenly at the passageway to the stands.
The stadium was chaos, half the stands were either on fire or rubble, human and Pokemon screams of pain echoed and in the middle of it all was the ruler of time, Dialga above the deep pool stage.
"LAURA LOOK OUT!"
Bryan shoved Laura forward hard, just a second before part of the stadium roof crashed where she was just standing. She stumbled, barely managing to stop herself from tumbling down the stairs. "BRYAN!"
Emmanuel's voice spoke from behind the debris. "Bryan is dazed, but alive. We are all fine, though you have to stay safe until we find another way out. Now move. I sense Dialga's attention is on you."
Laura whirled and froze at sight of Dialga, mouth full of flames and eyes focused in her direction. MOVE! She forced herself to jump to her right, and barely dodged a powerful flamethrower. She landed hard on her stomach, tears in her eyes, and hoped for this nightmare to end.
Laura looked up to see a man unconscious, and the machamp who held back the piece of stadium that threatened to crush him. As she pushed herself up she could see the man had crutches strapped to his arms and one had jammed behind the seats.
"Please help." The machamp's muscles strained, unable to get into a good position to properly shift the debris without stepping on her human. Laura looked to see that Dialga had turned his attention elsewhere, then crawled over to the man and slowly lifted him free.
"Thank you." As soon as the boy was clear the machamp took a step back and shoved the debris away. She turned to face her human, one hand gently took him off Laura while the others checked his body for damage. "Vikram. Wake up Vikram."
Vikram stirred. "Mammy?" His eyes opened and he looked up at Laura, then at the stadium.
Laura breathed a sigh of relief. "Your machamp was worried about you, Vikram."
"How do you know my-"
Mammy grabbed Vikram and Laura, and leaped away from another piece of falling debris, closer to the center and Dialga.
"I'm sorry..." Celebi suddenly appeared and floated over to Vikram. "Dialga is using you to punish me..."
Vikram didn't respond, but Laura's mind reeled at the news. All those deaths... She thought of Serenity the gothitelle, of Kassi the persian and something in her snapped. She screamed in anger and released her 500 pound angry camerupt. "Sully!"
"Wait!" Vikram called out to Laura, then he released an altaria and a mantine. "Rae, Buba. Attract his attention and see if you can confuse him."
They nodded and as the mantine dove underwater, the altaria multiplied and took to the sky. Vikram released a gogoat to support himself, then turned to Laura. "Do you have any other Pokemon?"
Laura simmered, but she shook her head, clearly worried. "Not here with me..."
Vikram sighed. "Does she know an-"
Dialga roared a horrible sound that knocked everyone backwards and left odd images. Laura saw the moment Kassi evolved, the moment Serenity fell, a scene with Vikram and a skiddo wearing leg braces and one of Vikram and Mammy together.
Laura staggered up, tears in her eyes. Vikram looked over at her, before Mammy helped him back up. "Does she know an earth attack?"
Laura looked over at Sully and nodded. "Yeah. Earth Power."
Vikram sent out another camerupt. "Same as Rupert." He looked at Dialga, currently in battle with what looks to be like Marine, Milo and Lau. "When we get an opportunity, hit him with Earth Power."
Laura nodded, fist clenched. "He will pay..."
The stadium groaned and transformed into sand.
"USE EARTH POWER!"