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Old 08-29-2013, 05:20 PM   #246
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Levin entered the Cable Club once more, ready to do something that was already becoming a habit - letting an old partner go. How many had it been now? And why didn't he feel bad about it? Was he really the kind of person everyone thought he was?

He clutched Faust's Pokeball as he relived past events. Thanks to the subservient Ghost-Type, he had been able to meet Ivan again, through a link to the Spirit World created during one of his dreams. He distinctly remembered the Duskull floating close to his elder brother, his incredible, disconcerting power having made the much-needed reunion possible. In a way, that Ghost was what allowed Levin to put his own to rest...

But ever since then, as if the strain placed on him had been too much, Faust had grown apathetic - almost catatonic, even. As if nothing but an empty shell emerged from that dream, the Duskull became unresponsive to commands, requests, to Levin's very voice. And it was then that he remembered...

He'd never been big on ghost stories. In fact, even after experiencing a string of paranormal events in Phantom Isle, Levin still had a very hard time accepting forces he didn't understand. In a way, he feared Faust as he did all undead. But he recalled someone say that ghosts linger on in the world of the living as long as they have unresolved issues, or until they have served their purpose. What if Faust's reason for existing was to give Levin the opportunity to reunite with Ivan? Having fulfilled that, his role and his very reason for existing... were over.

He greeted the Trainer who was about to inherit the formidable Duskull. It was a shame, really. As a Dusclops, or even a Dusknoir, who knows how far Faust would have taken him on the path to becoming Champion... But the Faust he knew, that one manifestation of a past life, was no more. In a sense, he no longer owned the Pokemon once traded to him by Pengyzu, but a foreign spirit with no ties left to his Trainer. So maybe it was time to watch him reincarnate and fulfill another, completely new role under a new master...

It's the right thing to do.

He released Faust one last time to say his goodbyes. The cold red orb stared back at him through the skull mask, conveying no emotion. But when Levin placed a hand on the black cloth and whispered his thanks, expecting no answer, the orb began to glow, brighter and brighter, a blinding flash of red... and when the young man opened his eyes again, all that he saw was a tiny object fall to the ground with a metallic noise. He kneeled down and picked it up - it was a coin. But not just any coin...

It's... his!

In his hand was a familiar item, one that he distinctly remembered from his days spent as a child on Celadon City. It wasn't his; it belonged to Ivan, his brother's most prized possession and perhaps the reason for his interest in metals and discovery of the Steel-Type: a simple, unremarkable-looking coin. He took it with him everywhere, and held it tightly in one of his hands during every single match he fought. Ivan's lucky coin... and Faust's final gift to Levin.

He smiled and looked over to the other Trainer. A Duskull was now floating next to him, looking at Levin with indifference, as he'd never met him. But he was no longer empty... just reborn. Who knew what kind of character this new Faust would turn out to be... but it was none of his concern anymore. The Faust he knew had helped him more than he could put into words, right until the very end, and he'd never forget him. But it was time to move on.

He collected his Candy as payment, put 1x Ivan's Coin in his pocket and left. Another chapter was closed.


Trading my Lv 1 Male Duskull to Ex-Admiral Insane for 1 Candy. Stats below:

Spoiler: show

Level: 1
Gender: Male
Ability: Levitate
Holding: N/A
Birthday: October 23
Nature: N/A
Obtained: Trade with pengyzu

Level-Up Moves:
Night Shade

Egg Moves:

Move Tutor Moves:

Custom/Event Moves:

TM Moves:

HM Moves:

IQ: 0

Beauty Points: 0

Contest Stats: 0/0/0/0/0

*Trade started*

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