10/28/2013 3:27:15 PM
Aww, Thank you so much! It really means more than I can tell you that you are excited to see this continuing. I really wanted to continue the story, but things got difficult when the website first changed.... Hence my suddenly vanishing. But I plan on continually working on the story and going at my own pace. I hope you enjoy some of the changes I will be making and the surprises that are in store. :3Posted in: Pokémon Fanfiction
10/25/2013 8:16:21 PM
Posted in: Pokémon FanfictionChapter Three: Heart Stringer
The first thing she noticed was the height of the ceiling over her head, generously supplied with skylights. The next thing to catch her attention was the numerous wide windows that lined both walls to her right and left in an unbroken line from corner to corner. Beneath these and similar lines were fenced off square spaces with mesh netting secured to poles that provided sufficient barriers between the enclosures. And finally, behind each of these walls were several different varieties of Pokémon. At first glance, she saw some enclosures had signs on them stating if the inhabitants could be selected as starters, others saying that they were for breeding purposes only, and others that simply said off-limits. Making notes of which ones were which, she started to walk slowly through the room.
The first area to catch her attention was full of fluttering bodies, another mesh net also across the top. She saw Pidgeys playing with Pidoves, while Starlys and Spearows looked haughtily on. She also saw a couple of Ducklets pecking at some seeds in a feeding trough, one of them that was particularly aggressive chasing off a rather hopeful looking timid Tailow. Rin smiled as she watched them, a few even showing some interest in her. Making a mental note to come back this way, maybe to check on some of the more timid acting birds, she moved away to the next enclosure.
Studiously ignoring the pen with Nidoran milling inside, she wanted to avoid anything that remotely resembled a Kangaskahn, she peeked through the mesh at a brightly colored group of Pichu that were playing a game of hide and seek in some hollow logs that had been placed in their area. Crouching down to watch a few minutes of the game,, she saw one of the Pichu with spiky ears pounce happily on a Minun he had discovered trying to hide behind a tree stump. Giggling and squeaking, the two wrestled around for a moment before one of them noticed her watching curiously. With another flurry of squeaking they quickly rushed over to the edge of their enclosure and peered up at her. Giggling, Rin poked a few of her fingers through the material, enjoying it when both of the electric Pokémon began to investigate and play with her fingers. Several more abandoned the game of hide and seek to see what was going on and she ended up having to stick her other hand's fingers through the mesh. This got quite the reaction, the shiny silver metal of her robotic arm something they had never really seen before. A Plusle was the first who was brave enough to place one of her paws on the finger closest to her. When nothing bad happened, she let out a few squeaks of surprise and curiosity, moving on to explore the other fingers.
Several happy minutes went by in which Rin was able to scratch a few of the Pokémon behind their ears, wiggle the fingers of her metallic hand for general amusement, and consider quite possibly choosing one of these electric rodents. But she had to keep reminding herself that she hadn't even seen half of the laboratory's occupants yet. With a reluctant sigh, she drew her hands away and got to her feet as she turned and walked away, she thought she could feel several pairs of eyes staring at her back in a somewhat accusing way...
Rin happily spent a long time wandering through all the different enclosures, putting her Pokedex safely into her backpack as she did so. She saw several different varieties of both types and species ranging in a large spectrum. She actually was startled into laughter as she watched a Group of Abra that were concentrating on lifting twigs off the ground with their telepathic powers. One of them got so excited when his lifted into the air that the stick suddenly shot straight into the middle of his forehead, Sending the poor thing tumbling backwards.
What she thought were Sandshrews lay curled into tight balls and bunched together as a group to take a nap. A machop was showing off to a group of friends by smacking his fists into a rock and creating cracked dents. Several Squirtles and Merrils were happily blowing bubbles into the air and letting Whoopers attempt to pop them. A small group of Caterpies slowly munched on a pile of leaves, one jumping back in surprise when they accidentally bit a Sewaddle
She had just started considering returning to the Electric enclosure when something strange caught her attention. On the other side of a pen that held a Group of Hoppip floating around lazily was an area that was fenced off with what looked like glass instead of mesh. Curious and slightly confused, Rin made her way quickly over to the anomaly. Placing one of her hands against a wall, she was surprised to discover that instead of glass, her fingers were touching a very smooth plastic. She also noticed that where her skin touched it sent a small wave of multicolored lights through the surface. Eyebrows lowering slightly, her bright green eyes flickered around the inside, trying to discover what was being held in such a different environment.
Nothing. There was absolutely nothing behind the plastic barrier. Just in case she had missed something, she quickly moved her gaze down to the floor and quickly scanned it. Still nothing. Growing more confused by the minute, she then looked up towards the top of the enclosure. Completely empty. "Huh..." She said quietly, again moving to study the floor of the box. She nearly bit the end of her tongue as she jumped back in surprise. A dark purple ball had suddenly appeared right in front of her face, pressing itself up against the plastic, large eyes open wide, fanged mouth open in a ridiculous grin with its large tongue pressed up flat against the barrier. At the sight of her startled expression, it suddenly began to laugh, pulling its face away and grinning at her. Several other Ghastly appearing behind it and beginning to chuckle. A few other ghost Pokémon also appeared, but Rin was barely paying attention to them. She stepped back away from the plastic wall and turned away, quickly walking down the wide room.
Barely aware of her surroundings, Rin tried to control the shaking in her body, gripping her elbows and pressing her arms tight against her stomach. Rationally, she was aware that they had just been having fun, playing a trick on her. But the fright she had received was enough to rattle her and cracked open the door to the nightmares she had tried to lock away. After she had gone several yards, not really seeing the Combee or the Purloin she was passing, the young woman finally came to a slow stop. She waited in silence for several seconds, staring up at the ceiling high above her head, barely moving a muscle. Then all at once, Rin let out the breath she had been holding in a sharp huff, saying as she did so, "you're never going to become a good trainer if you don't get over this."
Taking a deep steadying breath, she lowered her gaze once more and began to look around, trying to regain her composure as well as Her location and confidence. For a moment, she was distracted by the sight of brightly colored Chatot flapping around a multitude of perches when she noticed a solitary figure curled up in the corner of the neighboring pen, the only one in the entire area. Intrigued, as well as regaining some of her curiosity, Rin walked over to the mesh netting and squatted down, hoping to get a better look and understanding why this particular Pokémon was alone. He was primarily grey in color, with black on his muzzle and paws, a canine shape to his body. He was positioned in such a way that his chin rested on top of his front feet while the rest of his body lay sideways, back legs spread out to one side. His ears, small and pointed, were pressed tightly against his skull. After a moment, she saw his pink nose twitch as if he were checking her scent. She thought his species was Poochyena, but there seemed to be some differences that didn't add up with her memories. For one thing, there appeared to be two crescent white ridges in the middle of his back, making the fur stick up slightly in front of them. For another, there were a few black or cream colored stripes on his back and tail. She could also see that the fur visible on his belly was a reddish brown in color.
Leaning back on her heels slightly, Rin felt herself become more confused when she also noticed that the Poochyena seemed to be refusing to open his eyes, even to make sure there was a stranger outside of his enclosure. Even when she saw his ears shift when she made a sound, they still didn't open. Glancing towards the small door next to her between two sections of mesh, she felt as if she were being pulled into standing up and unhooking the latch near the handle. Opening the door with a slight creek, she stepped through into the enclosure and gently shut the door behind her. With careful deliberate steps, she approached the small creature laying on the ground.He didn't move when she sat down carefully only a foot away from him, his body tensing. Rin silently studied him for several seconds before extending her left hand, holding it only an inch or so away from the pink nose. It twitched several times as he sniffed, but still made no motion to open his eyes.
"One of my assistants found him in the forest," a voice suddenly said behind her, causing Rin to start almost painfully and twist her body to look behind her. Professor Pine was standing on the other side of the wall, watching her with a sheepish expression upon his face. "I didn't mean to startle you. I noticed you come into the enclosure and was... curious," he admitted, classic child caught with their hand in the cookie jar demeanor manifesting.
Trying to slow the rapid beating of her heart, Rin quietly smiled at him, glancing back down at the Pokémon in front of her. "... Why is he alone?" she asked, a slight croak to her voice from not using it for so long.. She noticed that the sound of their voices had caused the Poochyena to finally lift his ears to listen to them. Even with the sudden appearance of the professor, he still hadn't opened his eyes. This, along with the subtle differences in his body, had created an unshakable curiosity
"Because he is completely unique," Pine said in a matter of fact voice, earning a quick confused look from the teenager. Sighing heavily, he folded his arms across his chest and leaned against the mesh wall with one shoulder. "To start from the beginning, I sent out one of my assistants to the forest to collect some berries. While she was exploring a patch of bushes in search of low growing fruit, she discovered our friend here. He was badly injured, bleeding from cuts across his face and stomach, and was nearly dead when he was discovered. She quickly brought him back to the laboratory and we worked together to heal his injuries. I noticed several differences with his body, as I am sure you have, and proceeded to scan his body. Originally, I was thinking that he was just a Poochyena that had adopted a difference in appearance, like that of shiny Pokémon. But when the scan was concluded, I discovered the real truth behind it..."
When his voice trailed off, Rin looked over towards the tall man and felt rather surprised when she saw that he was frowning. In all the time she had known him, she had never seen his mouth turned down for anything. Even when she caught him napping, a slight smile was always turning up the corners of his lips. Now however, his expression was dark and his head was turned away from her, looking up towards the ceiling.
"When this poor Pokémon was still developing inside of his egg, someone used very precise instruments to cut out segments of his DNA, destroying them supposedly. They then inserted DNA from other species into the missing places... Essentially, this single Pokémon contains the DNA Of five different species."
Rin felt horrified at the idea that anyone would want to tamper with a life, cutting sections of his being away and inserting that of a stranger. The shock was so great that she felt herself begin to cry, tears sliding down the left side of her face. So overcome with emotion was she, she reached out again with her left hand and gently placed it on top of the Pokémon's head. He jumped slightly, but didn't move away. "W-Why would someone do s-something like that?" she whispered brokenly, gently rubbing the velvety ears."Power... Perverted curiosity... Attempting to create the ultimate fighting machine... There have been several such sick people in the world," Professor Pine said in a disgusted tone,.
"They're wrong t-to do that..." Rin then whispered, leaning her head closer to the soft creature beneath her hand. "I'm sorry little one. I won't let them hurt you again..."
All at once, the eyes opened up, looking straight into hers. They were a vivid clear blue. He stared up at her with such an earnest expression, she felt as if they were riveting Her to the spot and looking into her soul all at the same time. In that instant, something silently passed between them, forming a bond that would forever tie their lives into one. And she knew, they would never be parted again.
10/25/2013 7:20:51 PM
Posted in: Pokémon FanfictionChapter Two: Professor Pine
The room they entered was small and square shaped, with a table against one wall with a complicated looking computer on top of it, a row of cupboards and drawers against the opposite wall, and a machine that healed Pokemon situated in one corner next to a doorway. Walking over to one of the cupboards, professor Pine opened it and began to pull out various items, occasionally muttering something to the Pokémon on his shoulder. As she waited, Rin stood quietly to one side of the room, looking around curiously. She spotted a small deck of cards situated on the end of the table and smiled. It was Magikarp's Go Fish. It was something that she and Nugget had done together, helping her to overcome her fear of Pokémon And getting to know the professor at the same time. In retrospect, she was extremely grateful she had come to this place on that day five years ago.
Clearing his throat, professor pine was able to draw her from her thoughts of the past and pull her attention to him. He had made his way over to another smaller table in the room, a cardboard box set on top of it, and was gently gesturing her to come over. Allowing one final glance of fondness for the game, Rin stepped across the room and closed the distance between them. Glancing curiously at the box for a moment, she then focused her bright green eyes up at the man she had come to consider a father figure.
Smiling when their eyes met, Pine began to talk. "I'm sure you know quite a few useful things about Pokémon, considering you have been coming here frequently over the last five years. I know that you are aware of how to use potions and healing items, the differences between the vitamins, how strong each pokeball is, which types are effective or not against other types, things like that. I want to talk to you about what you will find useful on your journey, things that will give you information. For example," At this point, he reached into the box on the table and pulled out a much smaller flatter box and handed it over to Rin, "your Pokedex."
Fingers fumbling for a moment at the edge of the box, Rin felt her breath catch as she finally managed to get her fingernails under the lip and remove the top of the box. Sitting nestled amid soft Styrofoam was a sleek thin electronic book, it's tough outer shell a light blue in color. Finally releasing the breath she had been holding, she reached inside to pull out the Pokedex. It was fairly lightweight, with the camera on the front cover and a port near the bottom where the charger could be plugged in. pressing a small latch on the side, the top part popped open to reveal a space where a trainer card could be placed on the underside of the cover and a blank screen that took up most of the inside of the device. There was a small button to the side of the screen that Rin pressed and the machine powered on, flickering into life. The menu appeared on the screen with the following list: Pokémon information, map, Messages, camera, item information, and customization.. Fascinated, she tapped the screen where the button for item information was located, watching in amazement as another list appeared that had every item a trainer could use arranged in alphabetical order. Blinking, she quickly looked up at the professor. "I... Uh, thank you!" She whispered, pressing a button on the screen that said back before closing her new possession.
"You are welcome. I'm guessing I got the color right then?" Pine responded with a wink, satisfied when the girl nodded her head. "You'll be able to send me messages should you feel like it using this latest version of the Pokedex, as well as anyone else who has a similar device. To record Pokémon information, you simply point it at the Pokémon in question. I am issuing you with a Challenge to fill out as many pages as he can."
Nodding her head once again, Rin decided to test out her Pokedex on Nugget, Opening her device once again. Pointing the camera in the Pokémon's direction, she listened as a computerized voice then proceeded to say:
"Slowpoke are amphibious creatures of notoriously dim intellect. They take a long time to respond to outside stimuli; it takes as much as five seconds for them to process pain. Their tails are particularly numb to pain, as it takes more than a day for them to feel when they have been bitten on their tail. Although they are generally seen as being extraordinarily stupid, they are very gentle and caring, as well as skilled anglers. Unfortunately, they are easily distracted and forget what they were doing. Although many view Slowpoke as largely useless creatures, many folktales surround Slowpoke, including the belief that their yawns cause rain.."
Glancing up at Nugget, she lifted both of her eyebrows at the description that had been given. "I hope she doesn't yawn often when she is inside then." She said, causing the professor to burst into laughter. He reached down to lovingly pat his Pokémon on the head. She looked rather indifferent, still working on her piece of dried pineapple.
"Well, on that note," Pine managed to say between chuckles, "I think that it is time for me to show you where you will be able to select your own partner."
There was the feeling of swallowing butterflies once again as Rin followed the professor to the doorway at the back of the room, her hands slippery on the Pokedex still clutched tightly between her fingers. She hadn't received any answers to what would be available and the idea of facing the unknown was enough to make anyone nervous. When the professor paused just inside the doorway, she felt as if her stomach had tried to do a barrel roll. Lifting both of her eyebrows in surprise, she looked up at the man next to her for answers. He smiled at her once again, gesturing to another open doorway at the end of a short hallway.
"Through that door is where I keep all of the Pokémon I have caught And study. I usually keep them in outdoor enclosures, but have brought them inside this morning for your perusal.. I will be in here if you need any help, have any questions, or have made your decision." He explained, touching a door to his right that had a bold STUDY printed on it. "I figured that you would rather go alone and select by yourself then have me fluttering around you making you nervous and coloring your decision.." He added, noting the slight look of confusion on the young woman's face.
Rin felt slightly better after this explanation, grateful once again that she hadn't decided to travel to Goldust to have this same discussion with Professor Spruce, and nodded her head in understanding. "Thanks Professor." She said genuinely before turning to continue alone down the hallway alone, feeling her excitement start to peak.
4/30/2013 6:01:55 PM
OoC: Really, all of you are awesome and I am so glad that you decided to join my role-play. Thank you.. <3Posted in: Pokémon Roleplaying
IC: For the space of three heartbeats, Josie Simply stood and stared at the little green psychic Pokémon That was still keeping the plastic bag afloat. But when it drifted to the ground where the items had once been scattered, She found herself giggling softly. One hand briefly pressing to her lips as if to hide the smile, she revealed an even bigger grin when her fingers were pulled away. "Quite the little trickster., isn't he." She commented through her giggles Before spotting something that absorbed her attention.
With a small skip, she planted herself in front of Cassie, Silently making note of The ghost of a smile On the other's face Before raising her hand in a Brief greeting. "That's right. I don't think you could ever have too many potions or Pokéballs." She explained, also pointing at the small flower behind her Eevee's ear. "Not to mention little touches that show off your own personality." Her partner agreed With an energetic Wagging of her tail and a small yip.
His eyes Indeed lit up as the teenager asked to go on a Pokémon journey And made a request for his own partner. Smiling kindly, he nodded his head. "When I got your application to become a trainer, I went through all of the Pokémon that I have And try to decide who would suit you best." At this point, the professor turned and headed over to a table where he had taken the balls From earlier Which had contained partners for the earlier trainers And picked up the remaining red and white sphere. Walking back over to the timid boy, he offered it to him.
4/26/2013 6:16:14 PM
Looking up from whatever he had been studying on the screen of a portable tablet, Prof. Pine First lifted his eyebrows at the boy that had walked into his laboratory before he smiled kindly. Carefully, he set down the tablet And stepped around the table on long legs, Only needing to take two Before he was able to reach out and shake the newcomer's hand. "I'm guessing that you must be Darwyn." He Said, tilting his head slightly as he studied the teenager.Posted in: Pokémon Roleplaying
4/23/2013 9:40:34 PM
OoC: No problem. And thanks to everyone who is keeping this going. Sorry I have been a little inactive. Had some writers block and a few things come up.Posted in: Pokémon Roleplaying
IC: Mito hadn't been The only one that had continued on at a normal pace, Only to turn around and look back with a confused expression at The sudden stop. Curls swishing around her, she tilted her head slightly As it was suddenly announced that they should do some shopping. She blinked twice quickly, long eyelashes brushing her cheeks As she studied the nearby stores With consideration. "I suppose it couldn't hurt anything." She suddenly said happily, walking almost instantly Into a nearby store That was advertising Pokémon accessories.
Bouncing Around all of the different shelves, October happily trotting at her heels, It didn't take long for Josie To find something that peaked Her interest.
A few minutes later, she emerged from the store With her Pokémon in her arms, a pink Flower neatly tucked Behind her left ear. She had just decided to wait for Vivia When the girl herself reappeared. "Find anything worthwhile?" She asked curiously, beaming Brilliantly.
4/23/2013 7:38:14 PM
"I AM SO LOST!" Sora Shouted at the sky, Causing her Leafeon To jump back slightly in surprise. They had stayed near the back of the group, observing mostly And had followed into the time rift Without any hesitation. Considering they had both done it before to come to this point, she didn't see that there would be a problem going back even further in time. She had been so far in the future, Sinnoh had Had become a barren landscape after all. But now, even though she had tried to keep up, she had been left behind by all of the other trainers, lost on the side of some forsaken mountain.Posted in: Pokémon Roleplaying
Sitting down on the nearby rock, she placed her chin onto her fists And stared gloomily out towards the empty sky. "What am I supposed to do now?"
4/20/2013 2:53:20 PM
OoC: Actually, the beauty of my role-play is that we don't have to all stick together. We can move our characters at which ever pace is comfortable with us. Some trainers could go off and explore the forest, others could get onto the boat and travel to a new city, And still others could even go on and find the first gym. Eventually, our groups may run into each other again, but I don't want you guys to be afraid of moving along. It's just like a Pokémon adventure on the games: you can Explore to your hearts content. If there is any information about locations or Pokémon encounters, I will fill you in. But I want you guys to enjoy this.Posted in: Pokémon Roleplaying
To Dae: Sure! As long as you promise to be active and have good post length. :3
Also, if I need to, I have a few other characters I can interact with any of your characters. I promise to be involved in moving the plot along and creating a good story. I have some Ideas coming up really soon. Hopefully they will be good surprises.
4/20/2013 2:40:23 PM
"Nice shot!" Sora Managed to congratulate Jade And her Pokémon Before turning her attention back to her own Leafeon. Crouching down, she gently scratched Both of Octobers cheeks And behind her ears, Earning a happy purring sound. "You did a great job."She praised Quietly. But as the other trainers began to talk about taking to the sky, one of the balls on her belt Suddenly opened, releasing a Pokémon in a bright light.Posted in: Pokémon Roleplaying
"Not again...." Sora huffed, Turning to squint at the Excited Pokémon enthusiastically agreeing with the idea of flying.
4/19/2013 6:51:19 PM
OoC: Thanks you guys :)Posted in: Pokémon Roleplaying
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