-For a few minutes, there's nothing but silence as we scan the skies for the Rainbow Bird.-
Raikou: <Nya, master did see the signal, didn't he?>
Entei: <Master can detect the signal from anywhere. Either something's happened to master to prevent him from getting here, or he's ignoring us...And master wouldn't ignore us.>
-Suicune says nothing, focusing all her attention on the horizon.
I listen carefully, trying to see if I can hear Ho-oh before I can see him, when I hear a very faint cry.-
...It's him! I just heard him!
Yes! It was him! I'm sure of it!
<NYA! IT'S HIM!>
-Raikou points a paw to the north. Me, Entei and Suicune all turn to look at the same time.
The sight is unmistakable. Ho-oh is there, his magnificent wings flapping slowly as he flies through the sky towards the platform, his brilliant tail feathers leaving a beautiful rainbow in his wake. Even though all of us have seen him before, the sight of the bird is still enough to take our breath away.
After what seems like hours, the legendary arrives at the platform, choosing simply to hover a few feet away from the edge rather then landing on it's surface.
All of the beasts say nothing, simply staring in a mixture of awe and reverence.-
-Ho-oh smiles warmly at us.-
It's so good to see you all again.
-Suicune steps forward slightly. It seems to me as if she's on the verge of tears.-
-The beast smiles, a single tear of joy slipping down her face.-
Suicune...I'm so happy to see you.
<Master...I'm just so...>
Hush. You don't have to say anything.
-Ho-oh lands on the platform, lowing his head.-
Come here, all of you.
-Suicune smiles, then lovingly rubs her body against Ho-oh's head, Raikou and Entei soon joining her.
Oh wow. They must really care about each other. It's...It's really touching.
-I can't help but smile at all of this.-