“Let us all welcome and congratulate the new Pokémon Champion, Jessica!” Those words of Cynthia echoed inside of Jessica's head. It was the day of the announcement at the Pokémon League, filled with a huge amount of people and was broadcasted inter-regionally by numerous broadcasting stations. Camera flashes made it difficult for the young girl to see anything properly in front of her, but she carefully stood up, accepting the great honor. Walking towards the podium, her legs were obviously trembling in nervousness and excitement. Cynthia was beside it, smiling at the young girl who couldn't see properly. The former Champion whispered something in her ear before she began her speech. "You can do this." Jessica then gathered courage and proceeded to rest her hands on the podium filled with multiple microphones, waiting for her speech. "Good day to each and every one of you," she began, trying her best to look upon every camera that was trying to get her attention. "I am Jessica Lane of Twinleaf Town, facing all of you today with glee and excitement." "I may be the youngest Pokémon Champion in existence, but I want to assure you that I will not waver and I will never abandon the people of Sinnoh, even if the title of the greatest Pokémon Trainer in Sinnoh is taken from me." The young Champion's introduction could have been better, in her opinion, but she was determined to not give up. "With the trials that the region has faced from Team Galactic now over, the peaceful region of Sinnoh has once again returned, and I will be sure to lead this new era of tranquility with all of my might." Raising her hands in the air, full of determination, she smiled. "May the Sinnoh Region prosper!" <~><~><~><~><~><~><~><~> It has been six years since Jessica became the Champion of the Sinnoh Region, and to this day, she is still at the top, sitting on her throne of honor. For the past six years, she's been challenged by many Trainers aspiring to be like her, but none of them prevailed. Keeping the title of Champion, Jessica has been working hard to keep the Sinnoh Region safe from any threats; helping out anyone in any way that she can. Everyone called her the "Region's Hero" ever since she defeated Cyrus and abolished Team Galactic. Even today, people still regard her as the greatest hero to have ever been alive, but quite recently she has been feeling disheartened. Her time as the Champion was full of expectations, and those expectations needed to be met. She had to be working every single day that she no longer has enough time for her family and her friends, or at least, a lack thereof on the latter. Her friends tried to contact her numerous times, but she was so busy that she couldn't make it to any appointments, birthdays, or events with them. Jessica's entire childhood has been robbed by her shiny title of Pokémon Champion and the promise that she made to keep Sinnoh safe. Jessica walked through the halls of the Pokémon League, thinking about the happy days before her tenure as the Pokémon Champion until she reached her hexagonal chamber decorated with golden chandeliers and marble pillars. At the center lay a luxurious bed with comfy bedsheets, and to its left was a door that led to an enormous yet elegant walk-in closet with every piece of clothing she may desire. To the right of the bed was a vanity table made with white wood that spoke the word classy. The Champion had a desk with a healing machine and PC found at Pokémon Centers and she has her own laptop. She sighed, opening it, revealing an opened Pokésoft Word. She quickly tapped on the print button and the printer beside her began to make some noise. Jessica's chamber had large windows looking out the Pokémon League Island. While waiting for the document to finish printing, she stood up, looking outside. "The entire region is now safe... I think it's the right time to step down from my position." With a loud beep, the printer signaled its owner that everything has been printed. Jessica turned around, taking the papers that had her letter of resignation as the Pokémon Champion. It began with her sincerest thanks, followed by solemn apologies for her abdication. Laying them on the desk, she tried to take a folder from beneath her desk, but when the phone on her desk ringed violently, she accidentally bumped her head. "Ow!" Not standing up, she tried to feel where her phone was before successfully grabbing it and standing up at the same time. The call came from Volkner, one of the Elite 4 members. She quickly swiped it to accept. "What is it?" Jessica mumbled, patting her head. "I was just below the desk an-" "Okay, look, I'm sorry, but this is urgent," Volkner completely cut off Jessica's sentence. When she heard it was serious, the girl instantly changed from being annoyed to being stern. She gulped, "What is it about?" "It's... It's Cyrus. He's back. With a monster. A beast," Volkner's grave tone didn't help with the situation at hand. "Sinnoh needs their Champion again." Jessica moved the phone away from her ear. She began asking herself, what should she do? Her letter of resignation was already in place and she was only a few minutes away from passing it. But it seems like she needs to do her job one more time. Volker instantly noticed when there was no reply. "Hello? Jessica? Can you hear me?" The Champion quickly raised her phone back to her ear. "Where is he?" "The distortion is happening at Mt. Coronet," Volkner breathed a sigh of relief when he heard Jessica's voice again. "Fine. I'll do it," she replied, looking at the clock. "One last time..." she muttered, but Volkner didn't catch what she said. "Meet me at Mt. Coronet in thirty minutes. We have to act fast." <~><~><~><~>A/N<~><~><~><~> And there you have it, folks! The Prologue to a new story that I will hopefully finish. This is based on one of @WavePearl's Weekly Prompts that reads: Suppose Cyrus returned from the Distortion World now in control of Giratina. On top of that, he managed to control Dialga and Palkia against via the Red Chains. The only way to stop him now is to awaken Arceus...so how do you go about this? Here are some pictures to show you guys what Jessica looks like: Spoiler: Jessica Six Years Ago Spoiler: Present Champion Jessica I'd love to hear what you guys think about the story so far. Thanks for reading!