Being a new high school student is a dreaded experience. But for ruby, high school will mean precious memories as he overcomes defeat and sorrow, and finds joy and love in Littleroot High (franticshipping, specialshipping, mangaquestshipping). Rated - 13+
Prologue - awaken memories
The clock supposes to, and did, ring at 8:00 a.m. The crimson eyed boy slammed the clock with his fist; however, an impact that strong did not stop the clock from fulfilling its purpose. Cursing, he took the sphere-shaped object beside his bed and pressed the button on the ball. Suddenly, a red beam emerged from the ball as it illumines the dark room, and that beam turn into a huge creature with two piercing eyes and a pair of ridiculous looking wings that somehow helped the blue dragon levitates from the ground.
“Damn it… Latios, luster purge…”
Suddenly, the whole room was ignited by a wave of energy that seems materialized from the blue dragon’s eyes. After a few seconds, the room turned back into its normal state, except a bunch of plastic and wire lying in the space that was previously occupied by a fully functioning clock, as faint beeping sounds coming from its core…
“Why the hell would mom and dad move to this stupid town…”
Johto, being the boy’s home region, seems far more diverse and open than Littleroot town of Hoenn region. Much to his displeasure, his dad has being offered a job as the gym leader of Petersburg City and his whole family has to move from his “beloved” home region, to this devil’s land.
He hated the smell that the wind carries here, he hated the fact that he is not able to see or hear the sea; he even hated the colour of his bedroom. The wall was painted with red and black paint, even his bed is red and black. Perhaps the designer’s original scheme is to make the room looks cozy and welcoming, but in reality, it looked like a dark room covered with blood.
“Damn, it’s my second day here and I have to go to school... What the hell are my parents thinking…” the silver haired boy moaned. He returned the gigantic dragon to the sphere in his palm, and went to his bathroom. The mirror shows a thin boy. His usually piercing crimson eyes looked dim and do not burn passionately as did a year before, probably caused by the two huge scars on his forehead. “Speaking of bad choices…”
It is still the silver haired boy, but with not scar on his forehead. He is not the sarcastic Ruby that was known two years after. His voice did not hold the sharp edge it does right now. There was no headband to cover his forehead. The Johto sun sends its ray onto the boy’s hair humbly, making it looks like sparkling snow in a middle of summer.
He was sitting under an oak tree, staring into the blue sky as the wind blew his hair. The wind today, indeed, seems different… As if it was bursting to tell something. Something that is gravely important.
Suddenly, he saw a girl; a girl with such features that makes it hard for him to forget her. Her brown hair was neatly done so that they become two ponytails, covering both of her ears. She had blue eyes, so blue that it resembles the sky. So blue, that it seemed like the endless ocean. So blue, that it makes the crimson eyed boy blush.
“You must be Mr. Norman’s son.” The girl asked.
Ruby was too mesmerized by the girl’s eye that he failed to answer the question, except to nod in response.
“Your dad said I should battle you. But I think my pokemons are way too weak. Anyways, what’s your name?”
“Perhaps you should try telling me yours first? It’s rude to ask someone’s name without telling his (her) first.” Ruby did not care whether how the girl felt, he was definitely not the friendly type.
“Sorry,” the girl said sheepishly, “my name is Sapphire.”
“Ruby…” Umm, guess she’s not like the other annoying girls here. At least she didn’t get mad from my comment. He thought.
After that, there was a long silence, a long and uncomfortable silence.
“So… you want to battle me?”
The girl hesitated, and then agreed upon his request.
“Alright, I choose my Combusken.”
This is gonna be an easy one. Ruby thought “Go… Kingdra.” he commanded, lazily.
“Combusken! Use ember against that kingdra.” Sapphire ordered. Fool… My pokemon is water typed and it is way stronger. What makes she think that she can beat me with one weak fire attack. However, the red flame did not flow toward the huge dragon. It went for the tree behind. After a split second, Ruby knew what she was planning. Ummm, burning the trees down by using ember so it would fall on top of kingdra, while I’m dodging the wood, she would use flamethrower or fireblast which takes a long time to prepare. Could have fooled me for a moment, but it takes way more than that too beat me. “All right kingdra, use dragondance.” The seahorse like creature starts to move in a mystical pattern, increasing it’s agility and power. If I use dragondance, it will boost Kingdra’s speed by a lot. It takes 2 second to do dragondance, and it takes 3 second for the tree to burn down, 2 second for it to fall on top of Kingdra. So it gives me 3 seconds to use an attack that will knock it out. Just as he planned, the tree start to fall on the blue dragon. “Ignore that, and use hydro pump on Combusken.” Ruby orderd.
Suddenly, a great stream of water came out from its mouth. The pressure of the water seems so high that it destroyed a bunch of trees in its way. And the devastating effect was shown by the knocked-out Combusken on the ground. Just when the tree was about to hit Kingdra, it dodges it with incredible speed that it only appeared as a blur to human eyes.
“Guess I win.” Ruby said to the shocked girl. “Don’t be disappointed. That idea of yours almost fooled me. A trainer is suppose to use the environment to his or her advantage so the victory is assured.”
The girl said nothing, except nods in agreement.
“So… what do you want to do n…BOOM!” Their conversation was interrupted by a huge explosion caused by a colossal pokemon that had small head, long neck and dorsal fins. A pokemon that is known as a Tyranitar.
“Wow… What a fearsome looking pokemon,” the girl exclaimed stupidly, “maybe I should catch it.”
“RUN! EVEN I CAN’T EVEN CATCH ONE, AND I’M THE JOHTO CHAMPION.” Ruby shouted. It’s true, Tyranitars are among the fiercest of pokemons and they are even harder to catch and raise. There had being plenty of report of Tyranitars attacking trainers.
“No, I will prove it to you! I’ll prove it to you that I’m not just a weak little girl everyone think I am. I will prove it that I’m stronger than I look!” Sapphire suddenly yelled, as she throw a pokeball at it. However, the Tyranitar destroyed it simply by hitting it with its hard armour. Then it seemed to be provoked and launch itself against Sapphire.
No! Ruby thought, as he threw an ultraball from his pocket. “Latios, use psychic! Kingdra, use ice beam.” Both dragons start to attack the armour pokemon. It appears that it’s too weak to continue its rampage.
“Phew… That was close. WHY THE HELL DIDN’T YOU LISTEN TOO ME?!” Ruby shouted at the girl angrily.
Suddenly, the Tyranitar sprung back to life as it launched itself to Sapphire.
“Watch out!!” Ruby cried, as he pushed Sapphire away from the sharp claws of Tyranitar. However, the claw still hit him on the forehead, and it instantly started to bleed.
Ruby suddenly feels dizzy because of loss of blood, however, he still manages to get a ball from his pocket out. Just the pokeball I need. He thought as he throws the masterball at the gigantic beast. Having lost too much blood, he fainted, and the last thing he saw, was the girl’s teary face.
Ruby woke up in his house, but only finds his anxious mother and angry father. Despite the yelling and complains from his parents. The only thing on his mind was what happened to the girl.
Apparently, she carried him all the way to his house, and left without saying goodbye.
That, was the last time he saw her.
“RUBY, YOU WILL BE LATE FOR SCHOOL!”
Ruby moaned at his mom’s yelling, and adjust the headband so that it covers his forehead.
No one knew that the headband was covered with tears.