Before I proceed, I have something serious to say. Now, many people here heard how Mix stopped her fic “Destiny’s Journeys ”and such. The reason I mention this is because I’m afraid maybe there might be a couple people think the rest of this story issuddenly inspired by what Mix put at the end. I’ll say this: the rest of this fic won’t be inspired by the rest of the plot of DJ Mix explained. In fact, I actually had finished this fic a couple months ago, but now it’s in the editing stages. True there are times I do make last minute changes, but I swear the rest of this parody is not inspired by what Mix posted. In fact, some of the last minute changes is more due to recent debates at Serebii that inspired more ideas for this fic.
Okay, with that out of the way, here’s Chapter Four, the somewhat Father’s Day Special! ^^ Also, I’ve tried my best to get the grammar mistakes out of the way and even tried to say it outloud to myself, but there could still be a few silly ones, so that’s fine if you guys can catch them (yes, I’ve read your review of NE, duncan! XD). ^^;
OREBURGH GATE! OF FIRST CATCHES, UNDERUSED AND OVERUSED POKEMON, AND DESTINY POWERS
That same night, everyone settled in at the Pokémon Center. Inside their room, both Duku and Damon were sleeping while Destiny made a phone call. Her eyes were becoming sleepy from staring at the screen for quite some time.
“Come on, Dad. Please pick up!”
Finally, the screen lit up and revealed a man with messy black hair and zig zags on his cheeks. He stared while his eyes were blinking.
Destiny squinted her eyes. “Um, it’s me, Desitny, your daughter!”
At first Ash still gazed on with confusion, but then he chuckled.
“Oh, Destiny! Sorry hun, almost forgot I had one. You and your mother know I can be clueless sometimes.”
Destiny shook her head and sighed. “Anyways Dad, want to say that today I entered Jubilife City and tomorrow I’ll be going to Oreburgh Gate.”
Ash grinned. “That sounds cool. You know, I’m proud of you. First, you graduated first in your class and now you’re beginning your journey. I remember on my journey it only took me a couple of days to travel from my hometown to the closest city.”
Destiny felt her cheeks burning. She rubbed her head and laughed.
“Well, glad to hear that. Just want to let you know how I’m doing. I’ll talk to you again later!”
Ash smiled. “Can’t wait.”
After the screen turned black, Destiny sighed and her shoulders slumped down.
“Wonder how long Oreburgh City is from here,” Destiny muttered.
Next day our heroes went inside Oreburgh Gate, a small cave trainers must past in order to enter Oreburgh City. They are trying to find a couple of Pokemon to put in their team and very vital if they were to go against the gym leader of Oreburgh City. So far, nothing.
“Urgh, how many hours have we been in this cave?” complained Dawn while taking deep breathes.
“Four hours,” answered Duku. He too was panting.
“Seriously, I’m getting bored. Why don’t we just go to Oreburgh City and then try again tomorrow?” Damon asked.
After Destiny took a few more deep breathes, she grinned.
“Good idea. Should we do this, Duku? Duku?”
When Destiny saw Duku, he did not look at her back. Instead, he looked down, deep in thought. He felt a little dizzy, however.
Already I‘m having doubts about this journey. Many things happened. I was wash ashore, found out I’m one of the Chosen Ones, beaten Team Galactic, and fought with Destiny many, many times alreaady.”
“Duku? Are you all right?”
All of a sudden, Duku gazed back at Destiny with a confused look.
“Huh? Yeah, I’m okay.”
“Doesn’t seem like it. You look very sick. Are you sure your parents say you need fresh air?”
“Of course!” Duku snapped. “Gosh, do you ever listen?”
“Well, I was just wondering,” Destiny apologized, though in an angry tone.
Nervous the argument would be even more heated, Damon whistled and then the two teenagers turned around.
“You know what, I’ve a better idea. Let’s try to find some other Pokémon in that other room and then we can retire for the night if we don’t find any.”
Already Destiny and Duku nodded. After Damon chuckled, the three went to the next room.
When the three were inside the next room, there was not much difference except for a huge pond. For an hour now, they still had not found anything.
“Seriously, this is getting tedious. Urgh, maybe we’ve better luck tomorrow,” Destiny mourned and then her head was down.
Seriously, this is not going the way I wanted to go. I‘m suppose to be having good luck! I‘m one of the Chosen Ones, damn it!
Her thoughts were interrupted when Damon asked a question to everyone.
“Hey guys, something suddenly came to my mind. All right, pretty soon we’ll have a full team, right?”
Both teens nodded.
“I’m curious. What are your guys’ stances of underused and overused Pokémon?”
“Excuse me?” Duku asked.
“Well, from many years watching Pokémon Championships, there are certain Pokémon being used more than others. And here’s two of the overused ones.”
“Huh?” asked both Destiny and Duku with wide eyes.
The two then turned around and saw a long haired girl wearing a short dress with an orange lizard swishing his fire tip tail. A red colored fox-like Pokémon with a yellow tail and fur around his neck was tailing behind.
“Char!” Charmander cheered.
“Eon!” Flareon whined.
“Don’t worry, you guys. We’ll get a Pokémon here somewhere. Looks like there’s only going to be water Pokémon, though. Come on, let’s go back and keep searching.”
The three then left the room, just like that.
“Huh, that’s kind of random,” Duku pointed out.
Ignoring that comment, Damon coughed. “Anyways, what do you guys think about the concept of overused and underused Pokémon?”
“I think it’s better to use overuse Pokémon. Like seriously, that would make other trainers like you!” Destiny answered.
“Underused Pokémon for me. I’m tired of seeing everyone on television using Absol and Grovyle, as those two are really common for trainers back at Hoenn.”
“OU!” Destiny protested.
“UU!” Duku argued back.
Annoyed at their bickering, Damon whistled to bring their attention back to him once again.
“Seriously, you guys sound stupid saying the initials. Well, I think there is no sure thing as overused and underused Pokémon. Any trainer can use any Pokémon he or she likes and as long as they take good care of it.”
“If you think that way, why you asked?” Duku questioned.
“Just wanted to know if you guys do believe in underused and overused Pokémon,” Damon explained with a chuckle.
Destiny just grunted. “Okay, enough about underused and overused Pokémon. I think we looked inside this cave long enough, so I… oh my gosh!”
“What is it, Destiny?” Damon asked.
“I think I see a Pokémon, and a shiny one too!”
“Where?” Duku asked.
Destiny pointed to where a shiny Psyduck gazed at its own reflection. Its huge eyes were looking at its body in disgust, the same color as the pond. After hearing the echoes of a female voice, he slowly turned around to look at her.
“Psy?” the Pokémon asked in confusion, his head titled to the right.
“Hey Duku, would you consider it an underused Pokémon or an overused Pokémon?”
Duku’s eyes went wide. His mouth opened, but then he closed them. He would hate it if he and Destiny argued again. After an unsure noise, he spoke.
“Underused, I guessed. Don’t see too much trainers with it, most likely because of the stereotypical portrayal of it being stupid.”
“Psy?” the shiny Pokémon asked again in confusion.
“You know, it looks very sad and also it looks like it wants to be with you.”
Duku bit his lips and then stared back at the Psyduck. That Pokémon wanted to be with him?
“I hate to say it, but seems like Destiny’s right. Hey, you two are a match made in heaven!” Damon exclaimed with a smirk.
Duku’s mind was still wrapped about the idea of that Psyduck wanting to be with him. However, he was not sure if he should trust them. He decided to ask.
“Hey there little buddy, what did you say you join me?”
In an instant, the Psyduck smiled.
“Sure!” the shiny Psyduck answered.
Duku’s eyes went wide. He just could not believe what he heard.
“Wait, what? Also, you talk?”
“Actually, it seems you can only understand me,” the Psyduck answered, as if he already knew Duku was the Chosen One.
“Hey, I can understand you, too!” exclaimed Destiny, in tiptoes. her hands clasped together.
“Then I guess the both of you are Chosen Ones. How sweet!” the Pokémon answered with a smile and then she turned to Duku. “So, you better catch me before I keep following you like that Jigglypuff that kept following Destiny’s dad.”
Duku was at first startled by this but then smiled. He thought it was cool to have a shiny as a Pokémon and believe maybe his life was not tragic after all, for the most part.
Maybe I’m cursed being a Chosen One and getting this shiny Psyduck, but it’s still cool to have a Pokémon as a shiny. Every trainer in Sinnoh’ll admire me, possibly around the world! Maybe that will cure my depression!
Quickly, he grabbed a pokéball and threw it at the Pokémon. When the ball hit the ground, there was already a ping sound. Duku picked it up and grinned.
“All right! I caught a Psyduck!”
Destiny grinned. “Congrats on catching your Pokémon!”
Damon frowned, felt a bit uneasy about it, though. He thought Duku was going to ditch that Pokémon and let him sulk about his shiny body forever. Things changed though when Duku caught it.
Great, now people will either praise him or throw spam at him. Actually, I would like that. Still, Destiny thought it’s cool. Maybe I should get myself a shiny Pokémon too and she’ll probably like me.
Decided to retire for the night, the three got out of the cave and were only a few hundred feet away from the city until Destiny heard whimpering.
After she gasped, Destiny turned around and saw an injured Shinx. The lion Pokémon’s blue and black body was filled with scratches.
‘Oh, my gosh, it’s hurt! I’m going to take it to the Pokémon Center!”
“Wait, Destiny! Be careful with it! Maybe it’s best to put it in a pokéball!” Damon warned.
Destiny touched Shinx gently, but the Pokémon yelped in pain. The girl’s eyes widen.
“Sorry, little guy. Look, we need to take you to the Poké…”
Destiny stopped and gasped when she suddenly saw her hands glowing blue. At first Shinx yelped even more in pain but then when the glow faded, he cheered and licked Destiny’s face. The girl’s eyes widen when all of her scratches were gone.
“Did I just heal it?” Destiny stuttered.
Duku and Damon did not answer. Their mouths were left open the whole time. Not too far from them, a shadowed figure behind a tree watched the whole thing and then laughed.
“So it’s those Chosen One kids I heard about,” the figure whispered. The voice was feminine and scratchy. “Tomorrow they’ll be in for a big surprise.”
A few things:
-One part of Ash saying Destiny is the top of her class is of how in many fics the main character tends to be the one graduating as valedictorian or scored the highest on the tests. I actually did that mistake in “Nothing, Everything,” my main character top of her class…though she is very obsessive with history. That really still doesn’t make it right, though. ^.^;
-The OU/UU debate is from this old discussion about whether it’s right or wrong to be using OU/UU Pokemon and which is better.
-The last part in which Destiny heals Shinx is of how there always seems to be trainers who gives the Pokemon to Nurse Joy to heal and then the Pokemon actually then likes the trainer instantly. The thing with that is…let’s just say I’m one of those people that believe sometimes it takes a while for Pokemon and humans to bond. :P
Next chapter shall come in a couple of weeks. Also, now that summer’s here, a chapter shall come every couple of weeks. ^^