Important Events of Chapter 2!:
-Lucas, Chimchar, and Starly make it to Sandgem Town!
-Lucas receives a Pokedex from Professor Rowan!
-Lucas receives an Egg from Professor Rowan!
-The Egg started to hatch!
Chapter 3: A Fateful Dream
Lucas was startled by the Eggs sudden glowing. The egg then turned white and a pair of antennae grew out of it. The Top of the Egg grew a small bit, and the lower part shrunk a little. The egg then stopped glowing, and in its place, there was a small blue Pokémon. It had two long antennae with small balls on the end. Its Long, Club-Like arms were crossed around its small chest.
“Mana?” (Momma?) asked the small Pokémon, “Phy! Phy!” (Hungy! Hungy!)
“Uh? Uh?! What am I supposed to do now?!” asked a frantic Lucas. He had no clue what to do with the baby, so naturally he quickly ran back to Rowan’s Laboratory. When he almost slammed into a snow-covered signpost, he decided to walk the rest of the way to the lab. As he was heading towards the lab, the snowy Streetlights turned on, due to it becoming dark out.
“Lucas?! What are you doing back al-? Wha-? The Egg hatched already?!” asked a very shocked Dawn.
“Well, the crying baby doesn’t really give that away, does it?” retorted Lucas, “I think that maybe Manaphy is a little hungry.”
“Jeez, you THINK?!” yelled a now frantic Dawn, “Oh, uh, hi Professor. Eheheh.” Professor Rowan had walked into the room to see Dawn making a mess of the room, and Lucas standing there trying to keep baby Manaphy from crying.
“Now, are you just going to keep making a bigger mess, or are you going to find some food for Manaphy?” asked Rowan with a shocked expression at the condition of the room.
“Um. Right, I’ll be right back,” replied Dawn with an embarrassed look on her face as she headed towards another room. Several Minutes Later, she came back with some berries, “Maybe the baby will like these Wacan Berries.” She proceeded to hand the baby one.
“Manamana?” (Berry?) asked the small baby as it took the Wacan Berry. It took a small bite of it, and then started to eat it ravenously, “Mana! Manaphy!” (Yay! Not Hungy!) Then, Manaphy yawned and quickly fell asleep. All three humans breathed a sigh of relief.
“As Manaphy is only a baby, it needs its sleep. I suggest that you stay here tonight to make sure that Manaphy is well. There is a room in which you may sleep for tonight. Now, it’s getting a bit late so I suggest you find something to eat and turn in for the night. You probably have had a long day,” offered Rowan.
“I’m afraid I am going to have to take you up on that offer Professor. I just hope Manaphy sleeps the whole night,” said Lucas reluctantly. He followed Rowan to a room down an adjacent hall. Inside there was a small bed, a large Bookshelf, and a miniature Refrigerator.
“Dawn sleeps in this room if she has work to do and it gets late. Pretty much anything you could need during the night is in the fridge over there. I will be seeing to Manaphy for a while. Being able to study a rare Pokémon like the baby, that is a rare occurrence for a Pokémon Professor, like myself. Hopefully, Manaphy won’t cause too much trouble tonight,” rambled Rowan. Lucas’s mind wandered after he mentioned that all he needed was in the fridge. He was pre-occupied with figuring out how he was going to take care of baby Manaphy on his journey.
“Well, I’ll hopefully get SOME sleep while Manaphy is. If only the baby won’t be cranky when it wakes up,” replied Lucas as Rowan walked out of the room. Lucas took off his jacket, scarf, and hat, but not before he grabbed some of his stash of cookies he keeps hidden under it, and climbed into the bed. I seriously don’t get how I am going to take care of Manaphy. My journey just got a WHOLE lot more complicated. He thought as he drifted off to sleep.
Where am I? What is this place? Thought Lucas as he found himself in a strange world. There was only a swirling red Vortex below him and everything else was just a black void.
Huh? What was that?! Said Lucas as he was looking around in all directions. Then, a bright 2 blue Eyes appeared out of the Darkness. The Darkness turned to red, and the Pokémon’s entire being was able to be seen. It was pure black and had a red growth on its neck. Protruding from its head was a white substance. It appeared to have a robe where its legs should be. It had thin arms with tatters on its shoulders.
I? I go by many names. The King of Nightmares. The Pitch-Black Pokémon. But you. You may call me Darkrai.
Darkrai? What are you? Asked a very confused Lucas
I am a Pokémon. I am also one who gives beings horrid Nightmares. Replied Darkrai.
Where am I?
Lucas, you are in the midst of the limbo between good dreams and bad. This is the only place I can talk to you without worrying about being found by the rest of your kind.
So, what is it that you want to talk to me about? Asked a now somewhat calmer Lucas.
I will tell you if you will listen and not interrupt. Your world is in grave danger. I cannot give you the full details, but I will tell you this. The reason your world has gotten colder is because of what will come forth in the near future. Told Darkrai. Soon, very soon in fact, a being will inadvertently contact you in a place where his world is parallel with yours. This being will be the one who will tell you what will happen to your world, but you are the one who must stop this crisis. If your world falls, so will the rest of the worlds in all of existence.
Do you know what is the cause of my world’s danger is? Asked Lucas, quite confused by this revelation.
Yes. I do, but I was commanded by my creator’s creator to not reveal it to you.
Oh that’s reassuring. So, if you want to contact me again to tell me anything, I'll have to come back here again?
What don’t you like it here? Hehe. Well get used to it kid, you’ll be coming back here a few more times. Replied Darkrai with what seemed to be a smile. Now, it is almost morning in your world. Manaphy will be waking up very soon. Before I let you go, I will give you some advice: Try feeding Manaphy some Oran Berries when it is hungry. Now, I bid you farewell.
Lucas awoke to find himself in the bed in Rowan’s Lab. What an odd dream? That Pokémon, was it Darkrai? It said that a being would contact me. I wonder what it meant. And, How did it know about Manaphy? Thought Lucas puzzled. He then heard Manaphy start crying.
“Phy Phy PHY!” (Hungy Hungy HUNGY!) cried the small baby.
“Wait, didn’t Darkrai say I should feed it Oran Berries if it got hungry?” muttered Lucas to himself. He then went into the room where Dawn got the Wacan Berries from the previous night. He searched through the cupboards and found a crate containing some berries, “These must be Oran Berries!” He went to grab a couple and bring them to the crying baby when Professor Rowan entered the room.
“Ah, I see Manaphy is up. It looks like it’s a little hungry. Hm, Oran berries, those should be a good enough breakfast for Manaphy!” said Rowan.
“Well, I heard they were good for Pokémon,” replied Lucas, not mentioning his meeting with Darkrai in his dreams.
“You heard correctly. Now, I don’t believe Manaphy will be patient much longer, so you should go give it some of the berries.”
“Yeah, I was just about to do that,” replied Lucas as he left the room. When he got to Manaphy, it was pretty loud and was getting a bit mad. He wasted no time giving the baby an Oran berry.
“MANA!” (BERRY!) Yelled the now excited Manaphy as it took the berry. It took one bite and then started to take many large bites out of it, “Mana!” (Yay!)
“Now, Lucas. I suggest you head out soon. Please, take Manaphy with you. Also, take some of the Oran and Wacan Berries for when the baby gets hungry,” suggested Rowan.
“Thank you Professor. I’ll head out soon, and thanks again for letting me stay here and for watching Manaphy during the night,” replied Lucas, with a smile on his face. He walked back into the room he stayed in with Manaphy in his hands. He put on his hat, Scarf, and Jacket, and called out Chimchar and Starly.
“Chim,” (Hey) yawned the just woken up small Monkey. Chimchar then rubbed his eyes.
“Starly Star?” (And who is this?) inquired the Small bird, looking at baby Manaphy.
“Manaphy” (Hiya) said the already tired baby.
“Well, Guys. This is the true first step of our Journey. Professor Rowan suggested we head towards Jubilife City, so let’s go!” informed Lucas. The trio walked out, with Manaphy in Lucas’s Arms, and started heading down the snow covered street towards the edge of the Town. Now, on to Jubilife City! Thought Lucas