A/N: Chapter two of Searching. This one took me a little while, trying to think of names for the new characters and such. The plot for this fan-fiction will probably roll out slowly.
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Chapter Two: The Tournament
When she took me onto that room, that room which seemed so very unfamiliar, I realized that this would be a whole new journey for me. Something I had never experienced before in all my life. My heart was pounding; my eyes were filled with tension and fear as I made my first step into the room. All of my courage, all of my faith was rested onto her, Blue, for that single moment of time…
Blue walked inside of the room, realizing that they were interrupting the lesson. She glanced around, trying to find an empty seat for Yellow and herself. Then noticing that Yellow was stopped at the front of the room by their new teacher, she let out a sigh before sitting down quickly.
“What your name?” The teacher asked, her voice seemed to be filled with impatience for the other sophomore student. Her eyes seemed to be scanning the list of names which was in a clipboard, in front of her chest.
“My name, you want to know it?” Yellow asked in reply, her cheeks seemed to be flushed with embarrassment as she was so nervous when she had walked into the room and Blue had left her at the front of this strange place.
The teacher let out a sigh, before nodding quickly in reply. Flicking a piece of hair out of her face, tucking it quickly behind her ear she then glanced down back at Yellow.
“My name is Yellow Caballero, and I’m from Viridian Forest,” Yellow explained, before smiling slightly as she hoped to learn the teacher’s name as well. It was different, really, because Yellow had never had a teacher for anything besides what Green, Red, or Blue had taught her six years ago when she was on a quest to find Red.
The teacher smiled in reply, it was small but quite warm besides her cold looking eyes. Stretching out a hand, wanting Yellow to shake her hand in a polite greeting, she did so.
Yellow did the same, feeling her right hand be almost squished by the teacher’s as she tried not to wince out in pain at the amount of force the teacher was pressuring her with.
“My name is Mrs. Sai or you can call me ‘Sai-san’. Which ever you prefer will work for me,” the teacher stated to Yellow who nodded, before making her way back towards the only empty in the way back of the room.
Yellow looked towards Blue, her arms were still wrapped tightly around her books.
It appeared that Blue wasn’t paying any attention to her; she was talking to another girl, one who had dark crimson hair with forest green eyes. Her hair was cut short, barely past her chin. She was as tall as Blue, who was obviously taller than Yellow. To assist her ability to see, the stranger was also wearing dark blue glasses which were pressed against her nose.
They seemed to be in a deep conversation as Yellow passed by, trying to pick up a word about what they were conversing about. But Yellow couldn’t, she didn’t want to interrupt them as she saw that Blue was probably going to be talking to Yellow outside of the classroom as their relationship wasn’t school related.
Tap, tap, tap…
Yellow finally reached her destination, the stroll down the row felt like an hour or more to Yellow when it was only a few minutes of walking. Her books then swished into her desk, placing a pencil on top of the wooden surface.
Yellow’s hazel eyes glared down at the desk, as the teacher was writing on the board about something. Her eyes almost drilling holes into it as she didn’t want to look up at the amount of strange eyes who would stare back her with the same expression, confusion. She could sense that Red was somewhere in the room, probably talking to his rival, Green, or someone else who also attended the school.
“Now, class, I would like to make an announcement about the battle tournament in which the tenth grade class has each first day of school.” Mrs. Sai stated to the room of teenagers, both female and male.
Yellow lifted her head, to notice that the teacher was beginning to write the rules on the board with a large piece of white chalk. Letting her fingers tap quietly into the wooden desk with impatience, her eyes then began to wander.
Blue, which had stopped conversing with the other girl, was waving shyly at Yellow. On her lips, there seemed to be a radiance of an emotion, an emotion that Yellow couldn’t detect at all. There was something strange about that smile, almost a chain reaction as Yellow smiled back.
Yellow’s left hand lifted itself, waving up and down in a horizontal motion. Then letting it fall down towards her side as the moment subsided, clenching into a fist as she felt her cheeks flush with crimson. Shaking her head, trying to let the thoughts of the smile linger from her mind Yellow glanced up at the board once more.
Neatly written, on the board, there were the rules of the tournament. The Viridian citizen eyes seemed to scan over them, as there weren’t many but they would be important once the tournament started. The rules, Yellow whispered under her breath, letting her brain memorize them instantly.
The Rules for the Tournament
1. You can only use six pok?mon, or less if you don’t own this amount. It must be a balanced team for it wouldn’t be a far fit if it isn’t. But unless changed before the course of the battle, this is the rule.
2. You can’t use any type of potions or any type of healing items. For this shall be a battle to the finish.
3. There shall be a bracket for both the boys and girls.
4. The Tournament has no time limit; it could last all school day if that occurs. Nor do the battles.
5. No assisting or even swapping pok?mon with your friends or classmates, you must use your own.
Yellow blinked at the rules, finishing them as she looked down into her desk as her six pokemon lay ready to fight at any moment for this battle event. She would try her hardest to beat anyone, even though her team had become a lot stronger lately since it was just the beginning of fall.
During the summer, usually, Yellow would go out to train all her pokemon individually. Also, she would fish then battle against the pokemon that she had caught. Teaching her pokemon and herself anything that she could to assist them in battle, Yellow’s ability to control her powers became stronger.
The bell, the thing that was signaling the start of the tournament had rung. It was the thing that broke Yellow’s train of though. Her thoughts were broken.
The Viridian citizen began to make her way out of the room, with her six pokeballs in her skirt pocket. Her shoes shining in the sunlight as she began to make her way out onto the battlefield, a place where she would truly going to test her abilities.
Now, next up, for the finals of the tournament is Yellow Caballero versus Mary Stephens…
The intercom announced into the tension-filled air. Yellow let out a long sigh, filled with apprehension, before standing up from the stands as she began to make her way towards the battle area. In her pockets her pokemon, healed almost seconds ago.
It was the finals of the tournament, Blue had lost her first match and surprisingly Yellow had made it here, to the semi-finals of the tournament. But of course, Yellow still hadn’t figured out who the other friend of Blue was.
Yellow stepped into the battle area, across onto a designated white square which was outlined with chalk. Her left hand held her first pokemon, Golosk her Golem.
The other person, on the other side of the battle area, was the person from that morning. The person who was now known as “Mary” was the person who Blue was talking to.
The Viridian citizen’s eyes hardened, with an emotion that couldn’t be described, a mixture of confusion and annoyance. Yellow glared at her foe with hazel eyes.
Let the battle begin, two on two pok?mon for each trainer!
And with that announcement, Yellow quickly released Golosk from her pok?ball.
The pokemon was completely made out of rocks; her outer shell was aligned as the rocks almost resembled hexagons. Golosk, having been trained a lot recently, had become stronger. The female Golem eyes were purely crimson, filled with determination.
Yellow stood her ground, with no emotions on her face. Slipping Golosk’s pok?ball back onto her skirt pocket, Yellow then glared back at Mary as she wanted for her foe to release her pokemon as well.
Mary responded almost immediately to Golosk’s appearance, countering with a strong Umbreon that appeared out of its pok?ball.
The pokemon was well-groomed; its scarlet eyes shimmered in the sunlight. The Umbreon appeared to be different from the usual Umbreon which appeared on Yellow’s poked?x. It’s pelt, like usual, was raven black but the circles on the Umbreon’s skin were a pale blue instead of yellow.
“Umbreon, quickly, use shadow ball!” Mary ordered from her pokemon, Umbreon responding quickly as it bolted off towards Golosk.
Yellow closed her eyes completely, letting her mind focus only on Golosk. Ordering an attack, by using her powers of mind-reading power, she could also now tap into their minds to order attacks.
Golosk briefly looked back her trainer, then nodding. The Golem then withdrew herself into her shell, making she roll on the gravel. Picking up momentum with each second, and then making contact directly with Umbreon.
The dark pok?mon jumped up in the air, sending out a barrage of shadow balls. It then, quickly, rammed its tail against Golem’s hard shell with an iron tail attack.
The rock and ground pok?mon winced out in pain, before revealing her head as she rammed it against the dark pokemon. Then jumping as high as she could into the air, she withdrew her head and other ligaments into the shell once more. Golosk flew quickly down towards the ground, making it quake on impact.
The Umbreon fell over suddenly, clenching its teeth in anger it stood up once more. Without having be ordered, Umbreon lashed its glowing tail towards Golosk.
The ground and rock pokemon being not as fast as the dark pokemon, could not avoid the attack, falling over once more.
Umbreon’s tail hit its mark, making Golosk wince out in pain and cry out with the same emotion. Falling over quickly, and then fainting as well.
Yellow’s eyes closed and opened, blinking with disbelief. She flicked a strand of blond hair out of her face, letting a small smile curve onto her face.
“You tried your best, Golosk; you deserve to rest for a little while…” Yellow muttered under her breath, her eyes filled with determination as she gritted her teeth together. Staring back at her foe for a moment, Yellow then took out a different pokeball.
With a single movement of her hand, Yellow released an electric mouse pokemon from its pokeball. It was Chuchu, the pokemon she had raised back to perfect health long ago.
The female pikachu created sparks from her crimson cheeks, letting herself fall onto her all-fours. The pikachu’s ears twitched up and down, the tail of the electric mouse did the same movements. Chuchu, glaring at her foe, Mary’s Umbreon, was ready to fight the dark pokemon.
Yellow, nodding quickly, then let her mind enclose itself into full concentration. Letting the roar of the crowd, of Mary’s last victory begin to die to down. She had no idea of anyone was even rooting her side of the fight, but that didn’t matter. Yellow just wanted to be recognized, become something to someone. For Red, reading her love letter rejected her feelings with bitter emotions.
“Chuchu, use thunderbolt, quickly!”
The electric mouse pokemon shot off like a rocket, her eyes filled with hatred towards the Umbreon. For if they didn’t win this battle, and then shame would fill Yellow’s heart once more. It was hard enough to see any pokemon get hurt, and this would be filling in the extreme gap in her heart. For just having to fight against anything or anyone else was pushing it to the extreme.
Umbreon, not even fretting about the electric pokemon, fell backwards almost immediately. Its dark crimson gaze was narrowed, with concentration and determination. Umbreon tried its best to evade Chuchu’s swift attacks with caution, until its trainer told him what to do next.
“Use bite, Umbreon, and then follow up with an iron tail attack!”
With that order, at that moment, Umbreon sped off. Not paying attention to anything else, only focusing on Chuchu, Umbreon bared it’s fangs as it rammed its body forcefully against Chuchu.
Chuchu stood her ground, skidding backwards a few inches. Then she jumped into the air, release large amounts of electricity from her cheeks. Letting herself fall into the ground, on all fours, she ran towards Umbreon once more.
Still stunned by Chuchu’s attacks, Umbreon winced out in pain as the electricity ran quickly through his body. His fangs were still clenched together, in frustration. Then, out of the blue, Umbreon rammed its body once more against Chuchu. Then digging it’s fangs into Chuchu’s left ear, slamming its illumined tail against Chuchu as well.
Chuchu fell over, almost immediately, as she let out a small cry of pain. Letting her eyes close for a moment, Chuchu winced out in pain of the attacks that were just inflicted upon her body. Letting herself drifted off into a deep unconscious, the pikachu had blacked out, fainted completely.
“The winner of the tenth grade tournament, for this year, is Mary Stephens!”
The crowd began to roar, with applause and excitement. Screams of her fellow fans filled the air, and everything seemed to stop for Yellow.
Returning Chuchu back into her pokeball, Yellow let out a small sigh of annoyance. She wasn’t strong enough to beat Mary; even though she was strong enough defeat Lance. For that was something Yellow might never understand, but her pokemon and she would need to get stronger, no matter what.
“Mary!” Someone exclaimed from the crowd of people, all who were crowding around the stranger for this moment and time.
It was Blue, that voice of happiness for her friend and her school friend at that. Mary had won both the battle and Blue’s complement.
Yellow looked around, around her area of the battlefield. There wasn’t anyone, everyone didn’t seem to notice of the defeat that was caused of the battle. Her hazel eyes filled with pain, glancing over at Blue who was smiling about the other girl. The other girl, the one who was obviously more important to Blue than Yellow was.
Yellow returned her pokemon, into her skirt pocket. Her eyes filled with pain and defeat, Yellow began to make her way towards the classroom.
Her steps, filled with envy towards the other girl, Mary. But these feelings couldn’t be explained, of why she felt this way about the girl and Blue. It was something, something in Yellow’s heart that she couldn’t detect. When she got far enough from the battle field, far enough from her, Yellow broke into a run.
Yellow eyes covered heavily by her long, thick, blond bangs. Her heart filled with guilt about her loss. Tears began to fall as well, not wanting to be stopped, filled with the same emotion as her heart.
“I’m sorry, Chuchu and Golosk that we lost…”
Her expression, her eyes, her smile, her everything, it was haunting to me now. As I bolted past everyone on the hallway, not even caring where my feet where taking me. My heart, was then, filled with an emotion I couldn’t describe.