=D I know...it's weird to see Encyclopika write something that ISN'T Contestshipping...but hey, I love the fun that comes with the Shinji/Hikari pairing. XDD This one's rated PG and I hope you like it. Gonna be a short chaptered one. >D First chappie's kinda short, and they'll probably stay 2-3 pages long. ^^; Enjoy!
Chapter 1 (2 1/16th pages long)
“We’re blasting off again!” cried Team Rocket, their voices fading as they sailed through the air.
Flying in the opposite direction, Hikari could barely hear Satoshi’s shouting voice, begging her to take his hand, but it was too late. She had already been separated from him. The canopy of the surrounding temperate forest flew past her eyes and before she could register it, her body stopped its descent as she landed in a thick, leafy bush. The leaves rustled and then quieted as Hikari was finally able to accept what was happening. She lifted herself up and rubbed her head – now she knew how Team Rocket felt every time they “blasted off” and for a split second, Hikari felt bad.
Hikari got off her landing pad, thankful she hadn’t landed only a foot away. She dropped to her knees, realizing her loneliness and how lost she was now. While traveling through this forest, she and her group of friends had not treaded into this part of the wood where the canopy was the densest. Most the ground was in shadow, very little grass grew as a result – only a few patches of sunlight were able to peer through. It was also pretty quiet, except for the Kricketot melodies that could be heard far off hidden in the trees and the squawk of a preying Staraptor above.
Another sound rustled suddenly. Amongst the far off Pokemon voices, this shuffling bush was not so far away, in fact, it was located only a few feet from where Hikari sat. She turned her head slowly, as if reluctant to see whatever danger would erupt from the bushes, with a frightened expression. Unable to move in her fear, she watched as the figure emerged from the vegetation, revealing itself to be a person, but perhaps the last person Hikari hoped to see. It was Shinji, and he sported a look as disappointed as hers.
“Why is there a girl sitting in the middle of the forest?” he asked with his usual attitude.
“I…” Hikari started, unable to explain it in a way that would make sense. Instead, she decided to just explain it the way it was. She pointed up to the canopy. “I fell out of the sky.”
She said it so seriously, that for a moment it looked as if her discoverer bought it at full price. However, even shocked at her ridiculous answer, he kept the same face, as if angry with her.
“Are you kidding me? Do I look like I have time to hear stupid things like that?” he seemed to scold her, as if she were five years old.
Hikari’s brow furrowed, first for his attitude and second for his inability to recognize her. She got up from her place on the ground, embarrassed and yet irritated he didn’t believe her.
“That’s really what happened! See, I was with my friends Satoshi and Takeshi and then we-”
Shinji cut her off, “Look, like I said, I don’t have time for this.”
He then began to walk away from her, onto the other side of the small clearing, into the shadows of the forest beyond. Hikari couldn’t believe this, and as he disappeared, she felt as though he could not have been ruder. Still, his footsteps became absorbed into the forest, and again she was swallowed up by the silence. The sound of the Kricketot seemed to have gotten farther and the Staraptor had vanished. Fear struck her – without another person, the forest was quite unnerving. She gathered her courage and ran into the foliage after Shinji – better off traveling with someone you know a little than no one at all, Hikari decided.
Since only the tree trunk bases and fallen leaves were on the ground, Hikari could spot Shinji’s back easily, even if he had gotten pretty far away.
“Hey, Shinji! Wait up for a second!” Hikari called in a pleading voice.
The rude trainer kept his march, though, either unable to hear her or ignoring her. Hikari assumed the latter. She ran towards him and caught up all by herself, out of breath but full of annoyance. She got in front of him, forcing him to come to a halt.
“Ya know, when someone says “stop” it’s probably in your or someone else’s best interest,” Hikari lectured him.
“How could stopping for you help me at all?”
Hikari huffed, but then decided not to jump to his level; after all, she did need a favor from him, and it would be hard as it was on normal circumstances.
“I was gonna ask if I could…come with you,” Hikari asked, very gently and very dismissively, showing her desperate situation.
Shinji quirked an eyebrow, confused as to why anyone would want to tag along with him. “No, you can’t,” he answered coldly.
“But…but why not?”
“Because I don’t need to be dragged down by a little rookie like you. You’re annoying.”
“No I’m not!”
“Yes you are.”
“C’mon! Just until I find my friends – they’re around here somewhere!”
Hikari was begging and pleading, but none of her words seemed to budge the stubborn rock Shinji was. He had begun to walk away, but Hikari followed earnestly – even if he didn’t want her to tag along, she would until he agreed to it.
‘Yeah, I can play this game, too!” Hikari thought evilly.
“I don’t need to be looking for your friends, I have things to do,” Shinji shot back at her.
“You don’t need to be looking! We’ll eventually run into them. It’s Satoshi; you’d probably want to battle him.”
Shinji didn’t answer for a few seconds and Hikari thought that was the gold ticket. She had finally worn him down!
“Like I said before, in case you were deaf, no!”
Hikari grumbled, “But why not!”
“We went over that. Now get out of my sight!”
“Please? Please? Please?”
“No, God damnit!”
The young coordinator kept up the begging for some time, clasping her hands in front of her and not backing down. Shinji then stopped, annoyed to hell’s end. His fists were clenched and he turned around to face her.
“You need to shut up!” he yelled at her. “You’re unbelievable!”
“So can I travel with you? It’s just until we run into Satoshi and Takeshi. I highly doubt it’ll take the rest of the day!”
Shinji grumbled, but his walls had been torn down. “Fine.”
“Yay!” Hikari jumped, happy her strategy had been successful.
“Under one condition,” Shinji stopped the party.
He held up his pointer finger to signify the condition’s utter importance and to get the younger coordinator’s attention. Hikari looked at him, eager to hear this rule. Shinji then spoke, stern and serious to get across that he was going to be severe about this law.
“You need to be absolutely silent. Be invisible.”
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