This is my very first fan fic, and for those of you who are curious, the shipping is between the character Claire I created, and Gary Oak from the pokemon anime. I'm predicting that it will be at least 30 chapters long, and each chapter will at least be two pages long (on Word). I will start a pm list you can ask to be on.
Disclaimer- I do not own pokemon video games, anime, anime characters or merchandising so I didn't create them. Although I did create the characters Claire, her parents, and Julia.
I did a good amount of research before starting, because it contains a good amount of cahracters and places in the anime. I hope my hard research will be to your liking!
I will start this fabulous story with a prolouge!
On the outskirts of Kasado City, of Silver Rock Island stood a quaint little house only a mile away from a secluded area of the island’s luscious shores. The house had a white picket fence around its yard, which seemed to hold thousands of delicate flowers. Its pathway led to a small, yet shaded front porch which had wind chimes and all hanging from it. The plain wooden front door had a window for looking at visitors, and below it was a rough brown welcome mat with prickly bristles to collect dirt off of shoes. The abode looked like it came out a fairy tale, but the home owner’s history was anything but magical.
A little girl, who didn’t look a day over ten, had a very scared and frightened look, which is unusual for someone that young of an age to wear. Her other current features included platinum blonde wavy locks that went past her shoulders, smooth porcelain skin, deep blue pools of water for eyes, and wore a simple light blue shirt, with khaki shorts.
The young, beautiful creature sat herself on a tan couch; next to her was a young man who barely looked twenty held her hands. He two had blonde hair, although it was darker by two shades and went to his shoulders; they both shared the same eyes, and skin tone. For they were brother and sister, of the ages 10 and 20 who just in the past hour became parentless.
“Claire,” the young man said, “Mom and Dad aren’t coming back from their fishing trip.”
“Really, why? Did they extend it or something?” Claire asked.
“No…, they,” he stuttered, “well see, one of the whirlpools caught the boat, and it sunk. Along with them.”
Claire froze the instant her brother managed to spit out the words. Her brother, Robert, tried comforting her with a good solid, meaningful hug, but it seemed to do nothing as she sat down frozen as a pokemon who had just been attacked by an ice beam. Robert soon let her go realizing it would just make the pain worse, and he left to go tell their neighbor Julia about what had just happened. Julia was a very close friend of the family, and was friends with Claire and Robert’s parents before they started dating. She wasn’t married, and had no children of her own so whenever she took care of the two, she would spoil them like a grandmother would. Robert opened and closed the door with a soft thud which snapped Claire out of her still state, and she watched him through the window run over to Aunt Julia’s house.
“Why did they have to go on their fishing trip?” Claire pondered. “They could’ve waited to go until after I started my pokemon journey. I’ve been waiting for months for tomorrow, and I know Robert is too overprotective to let me travel on my own, and Mom and Dad…” Claire turned her eyes attention to the coffee table which had a picture of a happy family of four on a boat, with a Blastoise in the water in front of it. She felt a tear roll down her cheek, and made a soft dropping noise when it hit the ground.
“Don’t worry Dad, I’ll keep your promise.”
The prolouge was pretty short, but don't worry; the chapters will be longer.