Well, did you miss me? Yep, I'm finally back, and suffice it to say, another Pokémon fanfic is on the horizon (to horizon)! Set at the same time as Pokémon Opal and Garnet, this is Between Sun and Moon, a Pokémon Sun and Moon fanfiction that contains references to a certain band (as you may be able to tell by the title)! Of course, it will still be a standard Pokémon adventure, but it is completely seperate from the main games. Mainly because some BIG changes have occurred to Alola that even the guardians were unaware of... So, what happened? Well, I think you'll be pretty surprised... With that said, here is the prologue to my new fanfiction! Enjoy! As usual, I do not own Pokémon or any references to the band in question... Prologue: Horizon to Horizon KUKUI AND HALA ARE DEAD KUKUI AND HALA ARE DEAD KUKUI AND HALA ARE DEAD The news was sudden and shocking. It reached every corner of Alola, and stunned everyone who saw it. A stroke, they said, killed Hala. They weren't sure exactly as to what killed Kukui, but the popular theory was that he died in a sudden car accident. Still, it was shocking to all who heard the news. The people of Alola mourned the sudden losses. No trials took place for the next few days, and many gatherings in Iki Town occurred as the citizens of Alola prayed to the guardians for Kukui and Hala's souls. Professor Burnet spent every hour in the Dimensional Research Lab sobbing over the loss of her husband. Even the Ultra Space seemed to stop moving, as the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo traveled there only to find that none of the Ultra Beasts were in the mood for rampaging. It was one of the worst losses the people of Alola had ever experienced. But perhaps more hit by the loss than the people were the guardians. Far off in the Ruins of Life, a great meeting was occurring. Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Tapu Fini were all in a circle around pictures of the deceased, all holding TST devices and mourning the losses. They stayed silent for a while, before Tapu Lele spoke. -They're... gone...- Tapu Koko solemnly nodded. -Yes. It is a tragic loss indeed. We lost the great Professor, along with one of our kahunas.- -Thanks, Captain Obvious,- Tapu Bulu muttered under his breath. Tapu Fini sighed. -What a great man Kukui was,- she muttered. -Indeed,- Tapu Koko agreed. -He made incredible strides in the field of Pokémon moves. All we must ask now is who in the world could be bothered to take his place. The citizens of Alola are preparing for a funeral at this very moment. Not much has been agreed on, but one thing that everyone has agreed on is what music should be played.- -And? What music will be played?- -Traditional Alolan music. Followed by music by Kukui's favorite band.- -Who are they?- Tapu Lele asked. Tapu Koko looked down solemnly. -I cannot say the name. I wouldn't want anyone else to claim the music for themselves. Strange things have happened ever since the portal to the otherworldly dimension opened- the world without Pokémon. New music has entered our world, and new stage musicals have attracted the attention of Nimbasa residents. And one new style of music has particularly attracted those in Feluv and Alola.- Tapu Bulu nodded. -They call it "prog rock." Haven't listened to any of it yet, but from what I can tell, it's much different from the music of Alola!- -Indeed,- responded Tapu Koko. -Kukui was rather fond of that one band. Hala- not so much. In later years, I heard that Kukui and Hala got into fights over this new style of "prog" music.- -Back to the funeral,- Tapu Fini broke in. -Does Kukui have a will?- Tapu Koko shook his head. -No. No will. However, the last thing he did before his death was send the starter Pokémon to a willing Trainer. He seems to enjoy the same band that Kukui did, and says it is his "only comfort in life."- -He must have a horrible life, then!- gasped Tapu Lele. -The poor thing!- -I would guess so. I have a rather crazy prediction that someday this new band will save Alola.- -Save Alola?!- Tapu Bulu cried. -But they're Feluvian!- -Yes. But there must be some reason as to why Kukui would entrust this trainer with a Pokémon. Not to mention why he would continue to listen to this band before his death.- -Can you at least tell me something about this band, other than the fact that they're Feluvian?- Tapu Lele asked. Tapu Koko thought for a few seconds. -There is one thing I found interesting,- Tapu Koko said. -Prior to his death, Kukui would end his day tapping out the same thing in Morse code. First, he would tap out "ALOLA," then he would tap out the same three letters. It was a mysterious message that I found out only now is related to that band he likes.- -What were those letters...?- asked Tapu Lele. Tapu Koko looked up. -Y-Y-Z,- he said. You can probably guess the band now...! In case you don't know, it's THE HOLY TRIUMVIRATE THEMSELVES! Prepare for a slew of RUSH references! But as you can tell, the world of Sun and Moon has gotten a lot bigger! A portal to Earth has opened, and new music has entered the Alola region... Crazier yet, Kukui's mysterious death is about to lead into a whole new adventure... With that said, that's the end of the prologue, and the start of a brand-new fanfiction! In the first chapter, we meet our protagonist, Gabriel Connors, a not-so-proud member of the LGBT community, who is still trying to survive and come to terms with his sexuality when he suddenly recieves a mysterious package... and an opportunity he never could have imagined... That's right, folks! A GAY PROTAGONIST IN Pokémon! I hope you're excited for this change! With that said, au revoir- and as always, bïlokautik!