to ash and dust
Her heels tapped as she glided across the pristine marble floor and her perfectly brushed hair falling into place just as she thought it would. Like she knew it would. Everything had to be perfect and beautiful, just like it should be. The world knew this and that was why they had been brought to her. Why her beautiful Pokemon were certainly proof of that and her vision was shared with many others. At first she had thought that all Pokemon were worthy of her love, as were those who supported the same vision.
But she was wrong.
It all started when her husband disapeared. He abandoned them by disappearing into nowhere and leaving Lusamine to raised them on her own. She took of them with with great care and great nurture so that one day they might rise above the majority, becoming the most beautiful things in the world. Her daughter, Lillie, was so cute while she was young. Wearing whatever her mother wanted to and eating whatever was advised, Lusamine had been so happy to have such a beautiful child in her life. She looked so much like her that her mother was even willing to say that Lillie may one day be as beautiful as her. Completely worthy of her love and affection.
Gladion on the other hand.
He was never grateful. Her son had seemed so handsome, so beautiful, at first that she knew he could go far. Become another child that she could be truly proud of. Yet under her nose the entire time he was giving Lillie things she didn't need. Things outside of the strict diet and needs that Lusamine had so carefully laid out for the both of them. He was ruining the beauty of her daughter. Naturally, she had to punish him so his diet became even stricter. When she caught her son in the act, stealing food from the fridge, she made sure that he got rid of it. All of it. Making sure it was flushed down the drain right in front of his very eyes so he knew the nature of what he had done. Never again would she be defied.
Never again would she let her beautiful children be defiled.
Yet that wasn't the end of her problems with Gladion and Lusamine's face darkened as she thought about it. After she had discovered themost beautiful creature she had ever seen, she had developed a Pokemon to overcome it so she could control them and her son had not only decided to run away from her loving care, but also stole one of her Pokemon! A Pokemon that was vital to what she wanted to achieve - certainly not how she raised her children to behave. But this time she would be lenient... he had left Lillie behind after all and she had always been her favorite. Obviously the most beautiful would always stay by her side. Always.
So why did everyone insist on ruining her beautiful family?
Lillie herself, it seemed, took after her brother as she too ended up stealing one of her wonderful Pokemon. Not that the Pokemon itself was beautiful. No, it was ugly and she only needed it for the power it possessed and that caused Lusamine to fly into a rage. Her own children had stolen her Pokemon. They seemed to want to keep her away from her most beloved Pokemon. The true beauty of all the worlds.
Her beautiful Beasts.
The Pokemon that the researchers called Ultra Beasts were the most beautiful thing that Lusamine had ever seen. They were just... perfect in every way. Nihilego was what she wanted her child to be. No. They were her children unlike those two ungrateful brats who ran away after everything that she had done for them. She had groomed them to become truly worthy of her love and adoration but they betrayed her. They were nothing to her now. But the Ultra Beasts were her everything and was was going to live with them in their beautiful, flawless world. She even joined forces with a man she 'admired' for his power so they could take all the blame for any criminal acts around the region. She didn't need him, Lusamine just needed his power.
But people kept getting in her way.
After the 'incident' with the stolen Pokemon, she had met two trainers who had the potential to become beautiful alongside her. One was an attractive young boy whom she would have liked to dress up and take under her wing, the other a skilled Pokemon Trainer who would have made an excellent ally in her cause. But they were friends with that 'child' of hers which meant the wretch had influence over them. So she didn't have a choice when they decided to invade the foundation but to fight against them with all her strength. A smirk appeared on Lusamine's lips as she thought of the events that followed.
She had won.
A portal to her beautiful beasts had opened. Her victory had been assured! The beautiful Ultra Beasts, Nihilego, and herself would be reunited in a beautiful and untainted world where they could be truly happy. But it hadn't happened and instead sent her to a different place. At first Lusamine had been angry. Her plans had gone wrong and it undoubtedly had to do with the betrayal of those ungrateful children. But then she had the change to truly observe the place where she had been sent. A series of worlds had been lain out before her, although the one she had first seen wasn't appealing in the slightest. But her eye caught the majesty that was called Cascata and she knew what she could do. Her plans might have failed in the Alola region, but there was always a chance that here she would be able to find her precious Nihilego using Cascata as a base. Lusamine paused and turned in order to look up at the beautiful building presented before her. This was the beginning of her new goal. A chance for her to meet with her precious Nihilego once again.
The second Aether Foundation was born.