Hello everyone! Now, before I start talking a little bit about this story, I am sorry to say that I stopped doing "Nothing, Everything". Yes, a few of you are probably excited about it since I mention it a few times in other threads and such, but then I quit for a few good reasons. Trust me, you all will probably hate me for posting it. O.o;;; Okay, now on topic!
Okay a few things.
First, "Simplicity" is a sequel to my one shot (or a three parter in this forum) "Take Fifty Five". Now, you don't really need to read "Take Fifty Five" to understand this story, but a few jokes I put in here will reference from that story. So yeah, the jokes that dealt with past events from “Take Fifty Five” will make more sense if you do read it. If you want to read it, here’s the link: [ Take Fifty Five!
Second, it will be a short chaptered fic, which I estimate to be about five to ten chapters. I got the plot pretty much planned up, it's only the matter of how to break it up. >.>
Third, even though this story takes place during the holidays, updates might be slow. The reason for that is I am a slow writer and it could be a chance I might not be able to finish writing this before college starts. I will say sorry in advance if the Christmas scenes in this story are posted in late January or something like that. O.o;;;
Fourth, this story is going to be Comedy and Drama. I originally was about to have this be all Comedy (like "Take Fifty Five!"), but then suddenly some parts of it are a little dramatic somewhat. Oh, and it will be rated PG/PG-13 for crude humor, mild language, and a few instances of violence.
Fifth, I hope this story will be as funny as "Take Fifty Five!". If not, then sorry. It has been a little bit since I wrote a comedy fic and also written something (dang college >.>)
Sixth, I will be using two Japanese Pokemon names (Mukuhawk and Donkarasu ). Don’t worry though, I will use more of their first names. ^^
And last but not least, enjoy the fic!
Bitter at the Holidays
It was one crazy summer for both Pidge and Mell.
The two birds had made a movie called Kingdom of Pokemon last summer, but there’d been a few problems. During tryouts, a Nidorina named Nani was rejected for the role of one of the main female characters. The one that was accepted for the role was Eval, a pretty Vaporeon. Nani became so upset, she decided to seek revenge on those two Pokemon movie producers.
She was not alone in this, though. Her friend Rex, a not so bright Charmeleon, helped out also. When their first plan failed, Nani already had a plan B, but that plan didn’t work out either. Eventually, the two of them went to jail because of what they did to Pidge (and for attempting harm to Eval).
After Nani and Rex were in jail, the production of Kingdom of Pokemon went smoothly throughout the rest of summer and fall. The filming is finished. It is now in the finishing stages. In winter, however, it would have to be halted again…
Snow fell gently from the fluffy white clouds. The stars burned dazzlingly on the dark blue sky. Bird Pokemon like Pidgey, Chatlot, and Tailow coughed loudly just because of the cold weather. At least at Martz Pokemon Prison, it’s warm inside.
Colorful Christmas lights are wrapped around the five story gray building. On top of the entrance door, a sign proclaming“Merry Christmas” flashed very brightly. Inside, more Christmas lights are stuck on the walls. There are also paper cut outs of snow flakes, Santa Clause, and candy canes made by the prisoners during craft night on Tuesdays. Most of the prisoners are asleep, exhausted by the Christmas party the building held earlier that evening. Well, except for two Pokemon.
Both a blue rabbit like Pokemon and a lizard Pokemon are writing something on their respected notepads. One of them is writing a letter to Santa Claus.
“Dear Santa Clause,” said the Charmeleon out loud while writing the letter, “Here is what I want for Christmas. One, I would like to be evolve into a Charizard so that I can get more hot babes that way. Two, some smart pills so that no one would think I am stupid ever again. Three, a Ponyta because I always wanted to ride on one. And last, again I would like to be a Charizard. Hope I get those presents. Love, Rex.”
After Rex had finished with his letter, he heard the Nidorina’s loud voice.
“Ah ha! Finally, finished with my two plans!”
The Charmeleon jerked his head and saw the female Pokemon’s face brighten up with joyful glee. Of course, he has no idea why his friend is happy.
“Why are you so happy Nani?”
Nani chuckled softly for a few seconds before answering, “Rex my friend, the two plans I’ve written here took me two months to thought of. I am just happy I finally managed to have it all organized.”
“Oh, really?” said Rex excitedly. “So, what are your two plans?”
“Well, the second plan I will tell you later. The first plan is for us to break out from this prison!”
A frown was suddenly printed on Rex’s face. He actually did not like the sound of that plan.
“Huh? You are not happy with this plan?” asked Nani, wondering why Rex is not happy about breaking out from prison.
“It’s just that…over here we get three meals a day. Before we came to this prison though, we did not have enough money to buy lunch or dinner sometimes. Maybe if you are a more pretty Pokemon then we can…”
Rex shut up when he took quick glance at Nani’s right arm forming a purple mist.
“All right Nani, I won’t be mean about it again! Sorry! Please, don‘t use your Shadow Claw on me!”
The cloudy mist on the Nidorina’s arm swiftly disappeared. Glad that Nani forgave him, Rex sighed in relief.
“You better, or else I’ll defiantly hurt you next time. Now, after we go though with this first plan, this second plan will make us have four meals a day And not only that, I will get revenge on Pidge and Mell!”
On the few days before Christmas, a lot of snow covered the roofs of houses and buildings. Many Pokemon were inside their warm homes and were either drinking warm coco or singing Christmas carols. In one house however, it’s a different scene.
A tan colored bird was watching a black and white colored movie. Those kind of movies you don‘t see much anymore except on cable and DVDs. How great today’s society is. The movie of the moment is a romance one called Darmore. The Pidgeotto was actually a sucker for those movies. Well, the old romantic movies, not the bad modern ones.
While matching, the bird Pokemon was holding a blue pillow tightly with his big wings. On the TV screen, a purple and black female pig Pokemon was holding the body of a black skinny hound.
“Oh Daryl, I don’t want you to ever leave,” said the Grumpig.
The dog Pokemon’s eyes started flowing with tears. The Pidgeotto had tears rolling down his face also.
“Please Daryl, don’t leave Emma! She’s so sweet to you!” sobbed the bird Pokemon miserably.
“I have too. I’m sorry baby.”
“Yeah, WHY?” the Pidgeotto yelled. His wings suddenly hugged the pillow tighter. He had hold the sleeping cushion so tight, it exploded. Hundreds of white fluffy feathers whirled rapidly around in the living room. Oddly enough, he didn’t even noticed it.
On the television screen, Daryl was about to answer Emma’s question when the TV suddenly turned off. The male bird’s mouth opened so wide a Weedle can crawl in with blissful ease. After a few seconds, he managed to mutter a few words despite his heartbreak.
“No. NO! I got to know why Daryl has to leave Emma! Who the hell stopped the movie?”
No words but gleeful chuckles answered his question.
“Mell?” said the bird Pokemon angrily. He slowly turned his head to the left, and saw a blue feathered bird holding the DVD remote tightly.
“Hehehe. Sometimes I love it when I see you get into a romantic movie a little too much. Don’t‘ know what‘s so great about those movies in the first place, Pidge!”
That actually made Pidge a little mad. His left eye blinked a couple of times. The Pokemon’s face actually flushed a little red, just like the Swellow’s head color.
“If you ever said that again, then you are so dead!”
Mell gave out a couple of laughs before he said seriously, “Look Pidge, I just got a phone call from Mr. Dastard.”
A huge smile came onto Pidge’s face. He remembered that fellow very well. “Oh, you mean the head manager of Lancelot Studios? Haven’t talked to him in a few weeks.”
“Well, he told me that he want us to meet him at the building at three o’ clock. It’s very urgent.”
Excitement fell instantly. The bird Pokemon answered with a whining groan. He really didn’t want to go see Mr. Dastard right at this moment. In a few hours, maybe, but not now.
“Dang it Mell, why do we have to go to Mr. Dastard’s office? For now, I want to finish watching that movie.”
“Well, I am sorry that you won’t be able to watch your romantic stories, but we really have to go!”
After another whinny moan from Pidge, the Swellow swiftly grabbed his right wing and then the two were outside in the cold.
“Dang it Mell! The air is as cold as an Icy Wind attack!”
The icy air made Pidge’s body temperature plummet a little bit. For a second he thought his pink and gold tail feathers had tips of solid ice on them. His wheezy breathing puffed out a lot of cool mist into the air.
Sadly for Pidge, Mell did not heard his friend’s complaint of Mother Nature. Something deep was in his mind. The blue bird Pokemon’s thoughts was interrupted when he felt a huge slap on his face.
“Ow! That hurt!” grumbled Mell while rubbing his face. “What did you do that for?”
“You worried too much. I can tell it from your eyes,” replied Pidge simply with a huge smirk on his face.
The Swellow’s red face suddenly grew redder, very embarrassed of his worries.
“Yeah, I guess you are right. Sorry about that. It’s just that I’m worried about what the meeting will be about.” All of a sudden, Mell blurted out whatever crawled inside his mind. “What if he want us to cancel Kingdom of Pokemon? Oh my gosh, what if he’s going to fire us? If that is the case, then we will be Pokemon hobos like those Meowth!”
A second slap was deserved on Mell’s face. This time though, Mell did not protest like before.
“Oops, sorry that I got carried away again!”
Pidge sighed heavily before he replied, “Seriously Mell, you need to relax. I don’t think Mr. Dastard will fire us.” After the bird Pokemon said that, he coughed loudly again.
“I hope you are right Pidge,” replied Mell unsurely. On the one hard, he trusted his friend’s word. On the other hand, Mr. Dastard had told him this meeting is urgent, so it could be either good or bad.
In Mollywood City, a lot of Pokemon were outside with bags either on their arms or backs. Tis is the holiday season and everyone is starting to buy presents. Stores like Del-Mart, Leers, and Market are packed with athletic shoppers. Fast food places like Millies, Mr. Mime Burgers, and McMiltanks are having some sort of burger, desert, or drink holiday special. Many buildings, outside and inside, were decorated with Christmas decorations.
Inside the three story Lancelot Studios building, there’s no holly jolly Christmas spirit.
“I can’t believe you called me Mr. Bas-”
Crack! Broken pieces of a vase was heard.
“I am sorry Mr. Basta-”
The smashing of another vase was heard again.
“There you go again Bianaca! You called me that again!”
“I am sorry! It’s an accident! I didn‘t meant to say that to you! I promise it won‘t happen again!”
“Well, you’d better hope so. Now, just get out of my office.”
When Pidge and Mell came inside the third floor, they suddenly saw a yellow colored Delcatty came out from the bosses’ room. Her chest moved up and down very hurriedly.
“Bianaca? Is something the matter?” asked Mell with concern.
When Bianaca heard the Swellow’s voice, she suddenly gave out a fake smile.
“Oh, hi Mell and Pidge! Um, Mr. Das…tard is waiting for you. Right now I need to go to the bathroom.”
Slowly, as if there was a Pokemon behind her, the Delcatty went inside the female restroom.
“Hehe, she just dodged your question,” chuckled Pidge.
Mell just shrugged before he answered dully, “Eh. Maybe she can’t wait to go shopping for Christmas”.
The two slowly came inside the office and were shocked to see a hundred shards of broken vase on the rough green carpet. Pidge and Mell shuddered in fright when they heard “Culoph the Blue Nose Stantler” from the radio on Mr. Dastard’s light brown desk.
Culoph the blue nose Stantler
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glowed
All the other Stantler
Would laugh and call him names
They never let poor Culoph
Play any Stantler games
“Um…Mr. Dastard, did something happened here? An Earthquake attack from a Pokemon?” asked Pidge.
Mr. Dastard, a brown feathered Fearow, had his right wing touching his skinny head and scratched his pink feathered hair with his left wing. His eyes looked as if he was mad at someone. When he heard Pidge’s voice, he stopped scratching his head and lifted it up a little.
“Why, hello Mell and Pidge!” said the Fearow with a strained voice. “Glad that you can come to this important meeting. Oh, and the reason a couple of vases were broken was because Bianaca called me the b word.”
Mell’s mouth fell open, very shocked that such a nice Delcatty like Bianaca would say such a thing. Pidge, on the other hand, went a little farther to push Mr. Dastard’s anger more farther then it should be. Of course, it’s an accident. He just wanted to know what word Bianaca called him.
“Oh, you mean bas-”
Before Pidge can finish his sentence, a glass cup was thrown at his face. Lucky the bird Pokemon dodged the cup, which eventually turned into a few pieces when it hit a white wall.
“Oops, sorry,” said Pidge, embarrassed.
Despite the cup throwing, Mr. Dastard still smiled.
“It’s all right. Let’s forget this for a minute shall we?”
The two birds just nodded in agreement.
“Good. Okay, here’s the deal. I don’t know if you know those two Pokemon, but Tyler the Mukuhawk and Vincent the Donkarasu called me on speaker phone a few hours ago .
“Wait, Tyler and Vincent?” asked Mell, shock to hear those two names. “What did they say?”
When Pidge heard that, his left eye closed. The Pidgeotto’d heard about them before. Tyler and Vincent are not only producers but brothers also. A lot of times he wondered why Mell despised them so much.
“They say they found out you guys did a movie about Nimus the famous Pokemon knight during the Fifty Years War.”
“So? What’s the big deal?” questioned Mell demandingly
“The big deal is that they are also producing the same movie about Nimus, and it will be called Pokemon Knight.”
Both Pidge and Mell’s eyes shot wide open. They couldn’t believe on what they just heard.
“Wait…so they are doing a movie about Nimus also? Why we haven’t heard that news?”
“Well, we were busy with the movie and we went away to a few places,” answered Mell truthfully. “And plus, the celebrity news are more focused on celebrity divorces and what clothes they wear.”
“Oh, so true!” nodded Pidge in agreement.
“Heck yeah! I hate it when there are too many Pokemon celebrities going into courts!”
A little annoyed that the two went off-topic, the Fearow yelled angrily, “Okay you two! Enough blabbering!”
The two bird Pokemon suddenly got sweat flowing quickly on their heads. After each laughed nervously, both said at the same time, “Ah he, sorry!”
“That’s all right. Okay, what I was about to say is that those two actually want to see you guys. They say they want you to meet them at Diago City tomorrow at twelve at this restaurant called Foods Galore.”
“Tomorrow?” the both said in utter surprise. Pidge and Mell knew that tomorrow they have a meeting with Drake the Quagsire in the late afternoon. The reason for that is Drake is the sounds editor and that Pidge and Mell must make sure that the sound in the movie is right.
“But Mr. Fearow, I think you should have known this already, but tomorrow we have to go meet up with Drake,” said Mell.
“Yeah, and Diago is fifty miles away from here!”
“Guys, I know. And actually, I already called Drake and told him that the meeting will be postponed until the next day.”
Even though Pidge and Mell were glad that the meeting wouldn’t be for another day, they still feel a little uneasy about the meeting.
“Mr. Dastard, why do they want to meet us?” asked Mell anxiously.
The next words Mr. Dastard spoke left a chill up their spines more then a Blizzard attack from an Ice Pokemon.
“They actually want to talk to you about having The Kingdom of Pokemon be shelved forever."
Well, that's the prologue and first chapter of the story. First, yes "Culoph the Blue Nose Reindeer" is a parody on "Ruldoph the Red Nose Reindeer". I tweek it to make it more fit in the Pokemon world. Also, sorry if I got some of the words wrong. ^^;;; Another thing is a big thanks to katiekitten for beating this for grammar mistakes. Thankies! =D
The second chapter won't come for a little bit as I am busy with a lot of stuff at the moment. Well, again hope you guys enjoyed this fic! ^^