Well, I think that I will put Chapter 7 up right.... NOW! Enjoy!
Originally posted by Aggron Trainer
Do you have any idea when the next chapter will be up?
Chapter 7 - Familiarities with Art
“Wallace, wait!” Misty shouted as he walked away.
He turned towards her.
“Do you think we could have a look around your gallery before we come to the gym?” she pleaded sweetly. “Please?”
He beamed at her. “Of course you may. Go through this door,” he pointed to the one that he was about to pass through. “and take the third door on the left. Please leave through the conservatory doors to go to the gym. I shall see you later.” He said before walking through the door and closing it behind him.
“Hey, Misty!” Ash shouted to her from the pool. “Before we look at his art why don’t we have some fun?”
She smiled cunningly at her friend, ran to the edge of the pool and dive-bombed in.
A while later after the group of friends had changed back into their clothes, they decided to explore Wallace’s gallery and his family’s art. The walked down the corridor to the third door on the left, which Max eagerly opened. Their mouths hung open to see such an extraordinary sight. A large walkway ran down the enormous room where the end was barely visible. The walls were mounted with glamorous paintings, mainly of water Pokemon or water landscapes. Some were painted in vivid colours; others were displayed with oceanic, calming colours that flowed like water. Misty stood in awe at a picture on her right. There were two LuvDiscs in the painting – each looking gleefully at a couple behind them. They were underwater and a boy and girl were holding each other’s hands gracefully. Their faces couldn’t be seen and were shaded in shadows. The girl was a mermaid with an emerald green tail and purple shells as her bikini top. Her hair was a dark auburn and she wore pearls around her neck and wrist. She was smiling affectionately at the boy next to her who was dressed as a prince. He wore a hat with a large rim and red feather that sat on top of his black hair, tied in a ponytail. He had a billowing white shirt with baggy long sleeves he wore tight navy trousers that stopped below the kneecap were his long white stockings started. He wore a brown belt with a sword in a case, which attached to it. He also wore black buckled shoes and he too was smiling at the mermaid.
Ash walked beside Misty and also stared at the painting.
“Hey, that mermaid looks familiar – somehow.” He said out loud.
He remembered a mermaid swimming towards him in a dream perhaps, but couldn’t recall when he had had the dream.
Misty was still fixated on the picture. She admired the considerable detail that had been used with delicate chalk pastels. The detail, the quality – it was flawless and inspirational. Ash noticed her unusual mode and waved a hand in front of her face.
She snapped out of her trance and looked at Ash.
“Um, are you OK?” he asked her uncertainly.
She smiled at him. “Yeah, I’m fine, it’s just this painting is so emotional and beautiful.” She replied confidently. “It’s lovely.”
They read the brass plaque underneath the painting.
Mysterious Lovers Under the Ocean.
Artist: Wallace VI ( 1984 - present )
The current gym leader and the youngest of the Sootopolis generation claimed to see a vision of these two lovers under the sea in a dream that he had when younger. He was inspired to create this masterpiece so that he would never forget the vision he had. He believes that he only saw one LuvDisc in his dream but he allowed two to show that the love bond between the couple would never break as they met by fate. This vision closely links to an old fisherman’s tale, which was later discovered after Wallace’s vision.
The fisherman claimed to see a young soldier jump off his ship into the depths below after none of his acquaintances would believe that he saw a mermaid at the bottom of the sea. He explained to them that he was madly in love with her and as their mockery grew, he decided to spend the remainder of his life with the one he loved. He was seen diving into the see and never surfaced. His body was never found but sailors say that he drowned in his stupidity. No one ever knew if he found the mermaid whom he cherished so dearly or whether they lived happily ever after.
“Wow.” Ash said in awe. “That’s really something huh?”
“Yeah, I wonder if he ever did find the mermaid?” Misty asked as she looked at the painting once more.
“Hey, guys! Check out this painting!” Max shouted from further down the hallway.
He, May and Brock were looking at a smaller picture that was framed on the right hand side and a bit further from where they were standing. They walked over to see them admiring an oil painting of a young girl with her back to them. She was standing on a pier and her long brown hair was dancing in a breeze. Her yellow dress was billowing behind her and she was staring across the ocean in front of and watching a Lapras emerge from the water and jump joyfully into the air. Each droplet of water that was slowly falling back into the ocean was delicately painted to glow and glistening in the beautiful sunset.
Misty stared at it in awe once again.
It’s so… moving.” She said quietly and breathlessly.
“Yeah,” May agreed with her. “It’s so beautiful.”
“I would swim the deepest oceans to meet a girl like her.” Brock said in a dreamy voice and a dozen hearts surrounding him.
“I have to admit,” Max said while adjusting his glasses. “The picture is a true masterpiece.”
Ash looked at the painting with a confused expression.
“What’s everyone getting worked up about? It’s just a picture with a load of dumb coloured lines running across it.” He said airily.
The others stared at him with daggers in their eyes. Misty hit him hard on the head and Pikachu – who had been sitting quietly on his shoulder – hit him with a thunder shock.
“How can you be so dense Ash!” Misty yelled in his face. “You didn’t complain about the one we looked at with the two lovers! What’s wrong with seeing the beauty of this one!”
He held his hands over his head and crouch low on the floor to avoid Misty’s beatings.
“Well I actually thought that the first one was good but this one looks stupid!” he yelled angrily at her.
Brock was also shouting at Ash’s lack of taste and for insulting ‘his lost love’.
A grandfather clock chimed in the hallway stating that they had half an hour until the demonstration started.
“Guys, I think we’d better get a move on over to the gym.” Max said seriously to the arguing group.
“Yeah, but,” May started as she looked down both ways of the corridor. “Which way is it to get out?”
They were standing in the middle of the hallway and couldn’t remember which way they had walked down as each was facing a different way. The others looked around puzzled.
“Um, I think it’s this way.” Brock said pointing to his left.
They followed the corridor down and May opened the door. It was a bedroom. It consisted of a four-poster bed with a blue and silver quilt with matching curtains. It had many canvas around the room – some finished and some not – and an easel by the window. Misty walked over to the small canvas on the easel and gasped.
An outline of herself was drawn on to the canvas and the outline of a head beside her. Two taller heads were above her’s with two smaller ones below her. No detail had been put into any of the faces except hers.
“Why would Wallace draw a picture of me?” she asked confused and slightly scared.
Ash seemed a bit worried.
“C’mon.” he said. “We shouldn’t be here anyway.”
He watched Misty’s scared face and led her towards the doorway. The handle rattled and everyone froze. They each ran to a different hiding place. Brock went and hid behind the curtain, May and Max dove under the bed, Pikachu hid in one of the lampshades and Ash dragged Misty into one of the walk-in wardrobes with him. He quietly closed the door behind him as the figure entered. Misty held her breath by his side and watched through the crack between the doors. Wallace entered the room and looked around. He went to the bed and sat on it and looked at the canvas with Misty on it. He smiled at it.
Meanwhile, underneath the bed, May and Max were being squashed by Wallace’s weight. They were weeping in agony and holding their mouths so that they wouldn’t be tempted to make a sound. When Wallace finally got off the bed, he disturbed the dust that was underneath and where Max and May were hiding.
Wallace stood still. He listened for any signs of where the noise had come from. He shook his head and dismissed the fact that he had heard anything. HE put a hand on his chin and pondered.
May held her hand over her mouth and smacked her brother around the head for almost giving them away.
“Now, which Pokemon should I take with me?” Wallace questioned himself aloud.
May looked in horror to see a box of pokeballs beside her under the bed. Wallace bent down beside the bed and lifted the valance slightly. A hand wearing a white glove decorated with navy fingers was holding two pokeballs out for Wallace to take. He looked casually at the hand, took the pokeballs, thanked it and stood up. HE froze as realisation dawned on him at what had just happened. He knelt down and threw the valance back. Nothing. Just a box of pokeballs and a disturbed pile of dust. He seemed confused.
May and Max were holding on desperately to the roof of the four-poster bed. Wallace sat back on the bed, stilling looking puzzled. A faint ripping sound could be heard above him. May and Max’s eyes widened in shock as the roof tore away and they both landed on top of Wallace.
“Will you please get off me and explain what is going on?” an irritated voice mumbled beneath May and Max. They quickly got off of him as Brock moved away from the curtain and towards May and Max. Ash and Misty also emerged from the wardrobe, with Misty holding onto Ash’s arm uncertainly. They moved cautiously over to Wallace. Pikachu hopped off the lampshade and onto Ash’s shoulder.
“We’re sorry, Wallace,” Brock began. “But we got confused on which way we came and ended up in your bedroom instead. We’re sorry.”
Wallace looked at him slightly unconvinced.
“But why did you hide, when you heard me coming?” he asked.
“We thought that you might yell at us and we didn’t want to seem stupid by getting lost in your gallery.” Ash cut in quickly.
Ash looked at the canvas with Misty’s picture on it and then looked back at Wallace. Wallace caught his eye secretly and turned the canvas around so that it was no longer visible. Ash narrowed his eyes at him and stepped in front of Misty protectively as Wallace walked over to them.
“They demonstration will start in a few minutes. Would you like me to lead you there so that you don’t get lost again?” he asked courteously.
“Er… yeah if that’s OK?” May answered for them.
Wallace bowed to her slightly and retrieved a few more pokeballs from under the bed before leading them out of the room. Misty glanced nervously at Ash as he looked at her. He sighed and followed Wallace out of the room with the others.
“I’m hoping a lot of leaders will turn up today,” Wallace said to the group as they neared the gym.
They had remained quiet throughout the walk to the gym – Wallace trying to make conversation occasionally. Ash remained in between Misty and Wallace.
Wallace opened the doors to the gym to display a large crowd of chatting people who fell silent as Wallace entered the gym. Misty brightened at the prospect of seeing so many people she recognised.
End Chapter 7
Sorry for the wait guys but I've written half of Chapter 8 already as they are linked together quite closely. I'm going away from Thursday to Saturday so I will try and get it up for you by then. *fingers crossed*
Well, hope you enjoy it and please let me know what you think of it!
Yeah, I am still at school and I've been dragged down recently with an overload of work but I was determined to finish this chapter today because I felt guilty about leaving it so long! (I even started writing some of it during Maths LOL)
Originally posted by xsweet pea
I was wondering if you still have school cause if you did..then it would take a while longer to post a chapter right? I mean you would be pretty busy. I would still be waiting for as long as you need but im just wondering if it would be a while ^^. Im getting excited and I wanna know what happened next...eheh =D. Sorry if I sound impatient...dont mind me
Anyway please let me know what you think of it!