PG-13 (At the moment)
First off I'd like to say thank god I finished the first chapter! XD Took me a while. Second I would like to point out that OOCness is possible and to hang with me as we know very little at the moment about Hikari.
P.S if anyone knows the Team Rocket Japanese motto could ya PM it to me? Thanks.
Disclaimer: I do not own Pokemon, and the Light and Dark concept are thanks to Hotaru-Neko.
Prologue: Chapter One.
We find our hero's on the outskirts of a small town called Heiwa on the beach, the sun setting in the distance and causing an orange glow to the sand and water. They had just been heading for a Pokemon Center when a young trainer had asked for a Pokemon battle and turned to the pretty Blue haired girl and her Pokemon. This is of course, where we come in.
"Pochama use Peck!" The blue Penguin looking creature flew forwards to his opponent quickly with his beak glowing bright and determination in his eyes. This was their third battle it seemed and Hikari was confident that they would do well this time.
The male trainer closed his eyes and waited, then "Bippa dodge and use Rollout." The little Pokemon curled into a ball as best it could, its large teeth chattering noisily and it moved out of the way just as Pochama closed in on his target. Throwing sand everywhere Bippa turned back around and went straight for his back.
"Pochama look out!!"
It was too late, the Water type was thrown into the air and he cried out, falling back to the ground hard. Bippa turned again, this time the attack was faster and more powerful than the last time, digging into the soft ground like it wasn't even there at all. Hikari tried to think of what to do next but as the opposing Pokemon got closer she panicked "Bubble!" Pochama let loose the commanded attack but it didn't seem to slow the other down at all.
Bippa slammed into Pochama, he flew up again once more but this time when he hit the ground it was over, and the trainer smiled. "Well I guess that you lose. Shame...that makes five wins for me!" Calling his Pokemon back he walked off, obviously not impressed with her.
Hikari ran over to Pochama "I'm sorry Pochama, next time we'll win for sure!"
Satoshi frowned and walked over to her with purpose in his stride, Pikachu safely on his shoulder where he always sat. "You won't win like that! Your battle was a disaster, you have no defence!!"
Hikari swung around to stare at him in shock, she hadn't expected him to speak let alone insult her own technique. Standing up to be face to face with him she frowned back, obviously not ready to back down. "Well you know they say the best Defence is Offence!!"
Snorting in disapproval Satoshi turned away from her to stare at nothing in particular except for her face. "If you really believe that you won't get anywhere, you'll be a loser forever!"
She couldn't believe how rude he was, the arrogant annoying, cute idiot with stupid hair and a dorky hat. 'Pfft, he doesn't know anything!' Hikari laughed bitterly and poked him in the chest, none to gently. "I'll have you know my Mama is the best coordinator in all of EVERYWHERE!! You're just ignorant!" Feeling proud of herself she nodded, satisfied.
"I guess success skips a generation.." Suddenly the air felt thick and Satoshi risked a glance in her direction. Bad idea. "What..did..you..say?" Gulping a little he tried to think of some way to stop the pain that was bound to come. "I errr..said.." he trailed off as she stormed away from him in a flurry of blue. Her Pokemon followed trying to catch up to her before she disappeared.
"That was a little uncalled for." Satoshi turned to his friend and mentor sheepishly, trying to figure out why he'd said that even in the first place.
Finding his voice to reply, he said "Yeah. I'll try to apologise." Takeshi just nodded slowly but didn't say anything more on the situation. "Let's get to the Pokemon Center, no point staying out in the dark!"
Making their way there as fast as they could, Satoshi wondered if she would be waiting for them or if she actually would run off. It wasn't like they had been travelling together for very long and he wasn't sure whether he would mind or not if she just decided to take off like that and never come back. Haruka had just left the team and he missed her for sure, and he missed Kasumi sometimes too but it was never anything that kept him awake at night, but then again he'd never been the cause either.
"Good Evening!" Nurse Joy bowed politely to the two boys who had just walked in, she had just been about to close up and was glad that the last two seemed to have made it in time.
Takeshi immediately sprung into action, running forwards and taking her hands in his own. "Nurse Joy, what a beautiful sight indeed, it is so wonderful to see you here after our weary travels!!" The pink haired woman looked at him in confusion and Satoshi decided to save her from his insane behaviour.
"Joy-san have you seen a young girl come in with a Pochama? Her name is Hikari!" The Nurse thought long and hard before answering him with a smile
"Ah yes, she came in just recently, seemed rather upset about something, she is in room 13 right now. May I ask why you are looking for her?" The Pokemon trainer just grinned sheepishly before rubbing the back of his head with his hand. "Actually its kind of a long story, I just need to find her."
Strolling purposefully down the hallway to the correct door Joy had told him of he pondered what it was he'd say to her when he got there. 'Hey Hikari, I'm sorry that I insulted you, wanna make up?' No, that certainly wouldn't show that he was really very sorry.
Standing outside room 13, Satoshi gulped a little wondering if she would scream and shout. "Well Pikachu, this is it." The yellow Pokemon looked at his trainer in worry for a second and he could feel the nervous nature of him just by sitting on his shoulder. "Pika Pi!" The young trainer sighed and smiled at his long time friend "Thanks Pikachu, let's go!"
Knocking on the door lightly he waited for an answer and when none came he called out to her "Hikari?!" Nothing. Trying the handle he realised it wasn't locked and that he could open it. Twisting the knob and opening the door slowly Satoshi poked his head in and looked around the room, no one seemed to be there so he opened it all the way just in time to watch a blue haired female emerge from the bathroom…in a towel.
Hikari shrieked "EEEEK GET OUT!!!"
Satoshi didn't have time to think before one hard and painful conditioner bottle sailed into his forehead and sent him flying back out the door and into the hallway. 'Ow.' She stormed up to him and he had a moment to look at her, wet, hair down, and mad as hell. "What is your problem?! Stay out of here you pervert!" And with that she slammed the door in his face.
'Well' Satoshi thought to himself 'If I didn't make things bad before, I’m sure I have now!'
Later that night Hikari tossed and turned in her bed thinking about the battle she'd had earlier, so convinced was she that they would win, she'd let her Pokemon and herself down. She wasn't going to admit that though, not to anyone but her brain and maybe Pochama.
When she had stormed off after, she had walked as fast as she could to the Pokemon Center and by the time she had gotten there Hikari had bumped into three people, tripped on a rock and her legs began to cramp. It was just not her day. Stepping into the Centre with her eyes closed in thought she wondered why it was she'd decided to follow that brat in the first place, it wasn't like he was even very interesting.
Nurse Joy had walked over to her and asked if she was ok, and had offered her a room, somewhere she didn't have to look at his face at all, and she took it immediately. The room had been nice, a good size for one person with a bathroom and balcony to stand out on in case she needed some air. There was a tiny kitchen area for tea and other things to nibble on before bed too, and in the center of the room was a nice couch. She was awfully happy to be alone for just a night.
Taking out her toiletries she began to brush her hair when for some strange reason she thought about when Pikachu had stumbled through the bushes, hurt and alone. If it wasn't for the little mouse she would never have met Satoshi at all.
'What luck.' Grumbling to herself Hikari walked into the bathroom, the place was nice and small with one toilet a sink and shower, the tiles were white but the towels and shower curtain themselves were pink. Removing her clothes she told Pochama to stay out and shut the door, happy to finally have warm water and scented things to indulge in once more. You could only go so far with cold lakes and waiting for hot springs.
Hikari let the hot spray relax her muscles gently and sighed in relief from the day she'd had, just the thought of climbing into bed and sleeping all the worry away was just what she needed. Lathering her hair she thought about his cruel but sensible words, not that she would ever admit that they had made sense at all, but still she felt rather guilty.
Stepping out clean and fresh Hikari wrapped one of the pink towels around her body from the top and wringed her hair in the sink, letting it hang loose and drip a little. Turning around to open the bathroom door and receive her clothes that she had left she thought about getting them washed while she was here, it just wasn't nice letting things smell like that even if they were travelling. She hated to be unclean and the fact was that sticking around with two boys made her even more conscious about the sticky feeling and smell, and the cold dunks in nature could only do so much and she felt maybe one day she'd get a cold.
Upon coming out of the shower room she met a pair of chocolate brown eyes staring at her and that had been the last straw.
"EEEEK GET OUT!!!" She shrieked.
Not even pausing to think she lobbed the first thing that was in her hand and it happened to be the conditioner that Joy left for guests. Hikari winced as she watched him fly back painfully but that didn't stop her rampage in the least as she stormed over to the door and called him a 'Pervert', then shut him out.
So now she lay in bed with thousands of thoughts going through her head and wondering if she would be arrested if she killed Satoshi before tomorrow. 'Probably would knowing my luck right now, damn him and his stupid hat.' Deciding that she couldn't sleep Hikari threw the covers off herself and got up, she glanced at Pochama for a second before deciding that he needed the sleep and it wouldn't be fair to wake him up. Getting dressed quickly she turned to leave but took one last look back at her Pokemon.
"I'll be back soon Pochama…" And with that she left.
Outside the air was cool on her skin and she breathed it in deeply, calming her nerves down just a little. The cold wind passed through her hair and she realised that she had left her hat back inside. 'Oh well, I'll get it tomorrow. I won't be that long!'
Letting her feet take her wherever they pleased Hikari thought about things quietly without any interruptions, on one hand she had no idea what had made her travel with Satoshi. Why did she just go with him? Wasn't like she even knew or liked him, except he had been so brave and kind…hadn't he. She liked that about him, so warm and natural and she felt safe, but he so got on her nerves. Flushing at his words from their argument Hikari snorted to herself in anger, he really was slow when it came to people and not Pokemon.
Stopping slowly she let her eyes wander to the sea, it was glittering in the moonlight, dark and mysterious…she wondered what kind of Pokemon were awake out there to see the beautiful sight, the moon hung lightly just high enough to see out there at the edge of the ocean. It looked like the water was a large path that led to the silvery light and a new world full of warm glows that embrace the night. Sighing gently Hikari smiled inside, this was why she had wanted to travel. The biggest reason was for the Pokemon, contests and adventure; but sometimes just to marvel at the world and its beauty was enough to make you realise why you are where you are.
A little further ahead sat a bench that looked out over the sea and Hikari decided to go and sit on it, making her way over she flopped none to gently on the wood and watched the Moon some more.
The sun streamed in through the window and past the curtains to make a line of light on the floor, it travelled past the chair and the rug, past the table and landed neatly on a small and blue Pokemon who was fast asleep, dreaming of fish and Hikari's. It was a nice dream really and left the creature warm and happy inside and he never wanted to leave it. Unfortunately his mind was not resistant to the sun's pretty and insistent glare. Pochama opened his little eyes slowly and gently, they were sore from sleep and the light outside didn't help and he turned over to his other side away from it.
"Pocha." Stretching his little body Pochama sat up and looked around, searching for his trainer. When he didn't find her he started to get worried, had she gone out for breakfast before waking him? No that couldn't be right…Standing on his little feet on top of the bed the Water Pokemon looked around the room. Everything seemed to be the way it was last night except for a yellow backpack and her hairclips and hat on the coffee table in the center of the room.
Jumping down he ran over to the hat and picked it up between his beak and then over to the door, which was closed. Lucky for him the dressing table was next to it, climbing up onto the stall that had a satin puffy seat on top of three wooden legs, and then up to the top where there was a mirror to look into. Hikari had brushed her hair there before bed. Making his way to the edge at his left, he got to the door and reached out with his little flipper, just a little more and…click, the door was open.
"Pochama!!! He ran out the door and down the hallway in search of his trainer.
Meanwhile downstairs Takeshi, Satoshi and Pikachu were waiting for their friend so that they could eat breakfast and leave, it seemed she wasn't coming.
"Maybe I really messed things up and she left without us." Looking down at the table surface in thought, Satoshi really felt guilty, he'd only wanted to make her realise that her strategy was just going to make her lose over and over, he wanted her to win. He let out another long sigh for the thousandth time that morning and Takeshi twitched in response.
"Why don't you try to apologise again?" He suggested to his friend hopefully, anything to get him out of this mood.
"After last time…I'll just wait until she comes down!" Glancing for the tenth time at the door.
A few moments later something blue and fast ran past them, Satoshi thought he must be seeing things until it came back and jumped up and down in beside the table. Standing up and looking down at the Pokemon he felt confused.
"Pochama, where is Hikari? Hey, isn't that her hat?!" He asked in surprise. The boy bent down and took it from the little penguin, taking a look at it closely.
The little Pokemon jumped up and down angrily, Pikachu went to level with him and they conversed quickly. "Pika Pikachu, pi pikachuu, Chu, pika?"
"Pocha, Pochama Po poch ma!" He pointed around and made gestures while Pikachu nodded and looked around now and again, after what seemed like forever he turned back to his trainer and spoke. "Pii Pikachu!" He didn't really understand the words but the theme was good enough for him to get that she was missing, after all her Pokemon was here without her and obviously worried.
"We better go and look for her, maybe she got lost?" Satoshi looked to his companion for suggestions and he seemed to have a very thoughtful expression on his face.
"I think that we should split up, you take Pikachu and Pochama and look around the outside of the town, and I will take the inside." They all nodded to one another and took off in different directions; Satoshi stuffing the hat in his pocket quickly.
Elsewhere a trio and a half were hiding in some bushes and waiting for an opportunity to arrive, they had seen the group enter Heiwa yesterday and had failed to come up with any sort of plan regarding their capture of Pikachu. They were hungry, tired, cold and just irritable in general.
"This is all your fault Kojirou" Musashi grumbled bitterly, pulling some twigs out of her hair. She was awfully displeased and her head throbbed because she hadn't had a good nights sleep for a long time. Food was never easy to find and so they were constantly hungry and well, if she was going to blame anyone for her misfortune and depression it would be him.
Kojirou just let it slide though because he was way too hungry to answer one of her ranting escapades, and was not in the mood. The silence stretched on and none of them seemed willing to break it, the day had only just started and they were all so down it was depressing the plants.
Nyasu blinked his eyes very slowly and then suddenly their stomachs grumbled at the same time, sighing in unison afterwards. "If only we could catch some good Pokemon, then the boss would pay us and we could eat something!" Musashi whined to them.
Nodding in agreement both the males of the group had nothing much to say, just then they heard someone run past them, looking up they saw the source of all their troubles speed by shouting out a name. "Look there goes Pikachu…why don't we try one last time, anyone have a plan?" Kojirou was optimistic, the brat looked occupied.
"Wait a moment, who's he calling for ~Nya?" Asked Nyasu and they all stopped to listen carefully.
"Hikari!!!" Satoshi belted out in the hopes that she would answer him. The group grinned an evil sort of grin and looked at each other.
"Seems that one of them is lost, why don't we help the twerp find his little friend? ~Nya" Laughing sneakily they backed up into the bushes behind them while one simple and crazy plan formed in their tired and weary minds.
On a lone bench Hikari lay on her side fast asleep facing the Ocean where she had been the night before, it hadn't taken long for her relaxed mind to decide it would like a little rest and so the blue haired coordinator had complied with its suggestion of laying down for a second. She had slipped into a gentle dream where she had won the biggest Contest of all with her Pokemon and the crowds were cheering loudly, but for some reason one energetic boy with a hat had been cheering the loudest. Shifting her body she felt hard wood dig into her ribs and winced being woken from her sleep, 'was probably time to get up anyway'.
Letting her eyes drift open she came to see something that was not what she had expected "Wakey, wakey ~Nya!!" Gasping she sat upright and looked to the side to see Musashi and Kojirou smiling and was suddenly grasped roughly. They pulled her to her feet and smiled in a very fake sweet way.
"You are going to help us!"
Satoshi had been searching for about an hour now and there was no sign of her, he had even released Mukkuru about ten minutes ago to look as well, hoping that his bird would find her quickly. Still it had not come back to lead him, and he was starting to get more and more worried. Not only was he fretting but Pochama was in a state of panic more so than anyone else, she was his trainer and he cared about her the most right now.
Just as he was about to give up on her being outside of town and go back to find Takeshi he heard a sound and looked up to find his Pokemon back and looking urgent "Did you find her?" Mukkuru nodded and turned around and heading back the way he had come expecting his trainer to follow. He did; Pikachu and Pochama trailing behind him as fast as they could without going ahead and leaving the young boy on his own.
'Finally, I hope she is alright.' He ran past couples and children, trainers with Pokemon and an elderly couple gazing out to sea happily, none of them even glanced his way once and he was thankful for no obstacles. It took him about five minutes of running before a group came into view just up ahead and he came to a stop a few feet away and took in the scene.
Hikari was there alright but her hands were tied behind her back and she looked worried, her hair was not in its customary style but down around her head and blowing slightly as a gust of wind blew past them. Habunake was out and in front of Team Rocket glaring and ready to battle, Kojirou was behind the girl and holding onto her, Nyasu standing beside him and Musashi was off to the side and looking rather pleased with herself.
"Pochama, Satoshi, Pikachu!" She called out to them all obviously pleased to see them; of course she was also scared of what might happen were things to go wrong.
Team Rocket laughed loudly and Nyasu was the first to speak "I see you have found her, too bad you were a little late ~Nya!"
"Let her go!" He shouted angrily, this was not what he had expected to see though he shouldn't have been surprised about it in the least since they were behind everything bad.
"Nuh uh ah!" Musashi shook her finger at him as one would a naughty child and her eyes had a mischievous glint "Not so fast, we want to make you a deal!"
"What kind of deal?" He asked slowly not sure about this in the least, but he was willing to at least hear it. She just smiled at him though and seemed like she was dragging it out just so that she could taste the words when her partner spoke instead.
"You're Pikachu for this brat!"
Satoshi had to process this information for a second before he even answered "WHAT!?! There is no way I'll ever do that you freaks!" He shouted. They couldn't possibly be serious; then again they had tried it before.
While Team Rocket argued with him about Pikachu, Hikari took a glance at her own Pokemon who was looking worried for her. She frowned at him and nodded her head; he seemed to understand because he then frowned too and nodded in response. Taking a quick look at everyone to make sure they were occupied he inched to the side once, then twice, a third time until he was out of sight. 'I hope this works, hurry Pochama.'
"It's Pikachu or the girl and you have to choose ~Nya!" Nyasu giggled in glee at the look of anger on their enemies face. This was one of those moments that they could really treasure, when they got their own back.
Musashi took her own time taking in the sigh and weighing it like she would a jewel, there was no way he would willingly give up any of his Pokemon and it wasn't like he would give up a friend either and they couldn't possibly lose. If the girl was in there possession then it was possible to steal Pikachu and leave and make sure he didn't come after them or someone would get hurt. Perfection. She glanced at the Pokemon he had out, Mukkuru was hovering just over his head, Pikachu on his shoulder and…
"Wait a moment, where is that blue one?" She asked suddenly, glancing around for it.
"The what? I didn't see any blue ones!" Kojirou was confused at her question and looked about for what she was trying to find, with no luck.
"I can't see any blue things ~Nya, maybe you're seeing stuff again!" Nyasu looked at her sceptically and she seethed making her companions cringle and wait for the screaming that was bound to begin.
"Shut up! You!" She pointed at Satoshi "Where is it?" She asked, not wasting any time in finding the missing Pokemon.
He was very confused for a moment and looked behind himself just to make sure she wasn't talking to someone else. Confirming that she was, indeed, talking to him he turned back around. "Where is…what?"
"You know damn well what I'm talking about! Where is that Blue Pokemon you came with!?" This time she growled out the question, not happy with losing someone just when the plan was going so well.
"Err, I dunno where it went…" He replied, perplexed. Where had Pochama disappeared to in the first place? He hadn't seen it go, that was for sure.
"Don't play games with me brat! Habunake use Poison Tail!" The snake like Pokemon cried out and its tail tip glowed purple, and he aimed it at the trainer as commanded. She expected him to use Pikachu, expected him to fight back, but then.
"Pochama bubble!!!" A pretty female voice commanded and it was obeyed instantly, blue bubbles crashed into Habunake and it fell off balance. Hikari looked at her Pokemon and smiled, he'd just come from behind them sneakily and looked very pleased with himself.
"I knew it! I knew that Pokemon was hiding, Kojirou help me here!" Turning to glare at her partner, he was too slow sometimes.
"Right! Masukippa use Vine Whip!!" A large Pokemon that was green and had a flat head, sharp looking teeth and leaves as hands and vines as feet came out and threw its leafy hands into the air to produce the desired attack. They flew forwards at top speed and Satoshi had to dodge, causing Pikachu to jump from his shoulder and land on the ground next to him.
"Mukkuru go through those Vines and use Wing Attack!" The bird called out and did just as it was told, flapping its small wings Mukkuru flew forwards and dodged to the left for one vine, the right for another, straight down the center and called upon its attack. The wings started to glow and became pure white as he slammed straight into Masukippa hard and sent it backwards.
"Habunake use Poison Fang on that bird!" This was not what they had planned, not at all.
Satoshi and Pikachu ran forwards together and towards Hikari while calling for a Quick Attack from Mukkuru on Musashi's Pokemon. The bird flew at top speed and slammed into its belly, if snakes had one that is, and sent it back on top of the female Rocket member. She groaned in pain and anger. Just as they were nearing their companion Kojirou decided that he would step in front and called on his Pokemon again.
"Use Bite!" The large plant came forwards mouth open wide and ready.
"Pikachu dodge that and use Thunderbolt!" The yellow Pokemon just missed the attack by an inch and turned around to use Thunderbolt, it hurt but the Grass type wasn't very affected by it.
Hikari tried to untie the ropes that were holding her wrists together desperately, she wanted to help out but she still wasn't free and Nyasu was watching her. Glancing up to the battle she saw the Red haired woman stand up and glare at her friend and his Pokemon. He didn't seem to be paying any attention and his bird Pokemon was without orders.
"Use another Poison Tail while he isn't looking! We'll show that brat who is boss around here." Habunake nodded its large serpent head and went forwards for the bird.
"Look out! Pochama use Bubble hurry!" He glared at the opponent with determination in his eyes and let loose his own attack from the side and hit home, causing the other to lose focus. "Now use Peck on the Masukippa!" He turned his attention to the other battle and ran head long and straight at the plant with his beak glowing with the attack. It hit home and sent it to land on its back.
Satoshi saw his opening and made a few last commands. "Pikachu use Iron Tail on Hikari's restraints; Mukkuru try another Quick attack on Habunake!"
The little mouse Pokemon jumped into the air and Hikari turned around for better access, the jagged tail began to shine the familiar while as the attack came into effect and he sliced down. The ropes broke instantly and her wrists were finally free. She rubbed them gently and looked at the red line they had left, before glancing at the boy and smiling.
"Thanks Satoshi, and Pikachu!" she said happily, thankful that they were able to help her.
He grinned in return "Let's finish them off!"
Mukkuru had already used his own attack and had Musashi, Nyasu and Habunake in a pile on top of one another. Kojirou ran over to his companions and asked if they were ok while his own Pokemon trailed behind.
"Of course we aren't ok moron, why are you standing there when you should attack ~Nya?" They all got up in and faced their enemy just in time to see him smirking at them and Pikachu was standing on all fours in front of his trainer. They knew what was next.
"Pikachu!- " Satoshi started.
"Pochama!- " Hikari finished.
"Use Volt Tackle"
Pikachu rushed forwards surrounded in a brilliant yellow light that made it look as though his body was an extension of electricity itself and not the cause, just one massive power headed in their direction. Pochama sent out its own attack which reached them first, they cried out as they were hit with bubble upon bubble. Pikachu slammed right into them straight after in a brilliant show of light and strength which sent them all into the air after what seemed like an explosion.
"This is totally all your fault!" Musashi cried.
"Why is it always my fault?" Whined Kojirou.
"No matter whose fault it is we always end up in the same place ~Nya!!" Nyasu added and with that they trailed off into the distance.
Hikari fell to the floor in shock and relief, she really hated those people. They were always popping up and ruining others days and it always seemed that they had to sort them out. 'Why can't they just bother someone else?'
"Hey are you ok?" Satoshi bent down and looked her over; she had really red lines on her wrists and seemed to be tired. He instantly felt guilty again and couldn't help but feel like this was his fault in a way.
She looked up at him and smiled, "Yeah I'm fine, just tired is all." Hikari went to push herself off the ground when he held out a hand for her and she looked at him in shock.
"Look am really sorry about yesterday and…well…you did awesome today. I was wrong and you just need time to grow, I'm sure that you will make a really good Coordinator one day!" Satoshi smiled at her, he really meant it.
Reaching out she took his hand thankfully and rose to her feet beaming. "You really mean that? Thank you!"
"Hey Pikachu you did great buddy! I’m really proud of you!" The yellow Pokemon said its name before jumping back onto his shoulder where he belonged, happy. Satoshi laughed and then seemed to remember something. "Oh! You forgot this, Pochama had it with him!" Digging around in his pocket he pulled out her hat which had been in there since the Pokemon Center.
Hikari was shocked for a moment and then blushed "Wow you brought that here? Thanks Satoshi..." She reached for it and took it from him, putting the hat on her head.
"Pocha!" Pochama huffed indignantly annoyed. His trainer giggled and bent down to his level.
"Thank you too, Pochama!" She said. He seemed happy with that.
"Hey guys!" They all turned to find Takeshi running towards them; he stopped and bent to his legs panting. "I've been looking all over for you both, what happened?" He looked up to find them smiling at him. "What?" They both turned to look at one another and began to laugh, almost as though they found him awfully funny. "What!? What did I miss?"
"Thank you for everything Nurse Joy."
The group stood outside the Pokemon Center at midday and were facing Joy, smiling. Pikachu was where he usually sat; Hikari was just to the left of Satoshi and Takeshi behind them both. But not for much longer as he had streaks of tears going down his face and he tried to rub them away unsuccessfully. The pink haired female just smiled gently.
"I’m just happy things turned out ok for you all. Good luck on your travels!" She said in that sweet voice.
Takeshi could take it no longer and ran towards her and took her hands in his tenderly. "I will never forget you Joy, your face blooms like a Bellossom in summer and fills my heart to the brim with love!" He cried these words in her face and she looked awfully worried at the sudden declaration. The other two just smiled and sweat dropped, this was nothing new.
Taking off the trio waved goodbye as they continued on their path to the Shinou Pokemon League.
Elsewhere in a lab things were not so happy and merry, the sun was blocked out and the room lit by artificial light. A bunch of men and women stood around in labcoats and seemed to be waiting on something to come; all of them were excited about something. One man was standing at the front and had a very serious look on his face. Suddenly the double doors were thrown open and in walked two other men in white coast the same as everyone else, they dragged some kind of cage each one of them holding a side and walking beside it.
They stopped in front of the main guy and one of them spoke. "Subject 26 is ready sir!"
The man walked over to the cage and he peeked in to find one small and frightened Eevee starring back at him, petrified. He smirked at it and then produced a needle from somewhere, testing it to make sure the liquid came out. "Hold him"
One of the men reached a hand inside and pulled the Eevee out by the scruff of its neck, it screeched in fear and tried to wriggle out of the hold to no avail. Jabbing the needle in its thigh they waited until the struggling slowed and then placed it on a work table. It was metal and looked to be something you might operate on.
"This one better work, otherwise the boss will have our heads!" The main labcoat man just smirked.
"It will…it will!"