Hello... Yes, welcome to my second fan fic. This is also my first fanfic from first person, my first trainer fan fic, my first fan fic with... Well, lot's of stuff!
Oh, don't worry, Tali's Aventure readers, I haven't given up on it!
...I'm simply taking a break while I work on it's plotline a bit more.
Anyway, now that that's done... Welcome to Kowen Path! Yes, this is a trainer fakemon fic. Comments and constructive critism is very helpful. Notice I say CONSTRUCTIVE. That means, don't say it sucks, say WHY it sucks... if you think it sucks :P
Well then, I'm probably boring you out of your mind. You came here to read a fan fic, not random babbling, right? This is a PG to PG-13 rated fan fic, but the rating might be raised a bit here and there... Nothing major.
One final note. Each Chapter will end with pictures of the Fakemon in the chapter, so tell me how good my description was. Sorry if the quality of the pictures is a bit off. Now, without further ado, onto the story!
Chapter one: My Dawning
Hi. This is the story of my journey as a Pokemon trainer. My name is... well, come to think of it, you don't really need to know that. Anyway, I'm guessing your probably bored out of your mind by now. Well, you don't need to whine, the story's about to start. It all started, as most trainer's journey's do, on the morn of a birthday...
"Murg... Must... get... out... of... bed..." I murmured as I struggled to rise from my tangle of covers that was, apparently, supposed to be a bed. Eventually, after a long battle with the depths of the beast, I managed to get up and stagger towards the door. I walked/fell through it, and continued my slow march down the stairs. I slowly walked to the cupboard and pulled out a bowl of cereal. Blearily, I spotted another life form - my mom. She knew better than to interrupt me when I was in this state, so I walked to the table and pored myself a heaping bowl of Pika Flakes, and proceeded to chow down, my missing brain coming back to me, piece by piece, as I ate. I remembered that, after eating, I must get washed up. Another thought bobbed my mind's surface, just out of reach. I walked back up the steps and to the bathroom, quickly brushing my teeth, washing my face, and doing up my hair. Then I stuck in my lucky hair clip. I slowly turned to the bathroom door, trailing after that lone thought... then, suddenly, I caught it, my eyes opening, wide awake. "Wait... I become a trainer today!" I yelled, bursting through the door and rocketing down the steps, skidding to a halt before my mom, and started talking rapidly; "Mom, why didn't you- and, and- trainer, Pokemon, backpack!" Somehow my mom managed to decipher my mangled sentence, patting me gently on the shoulders.
"Was wondering when you where going to figure it out!" my mom started, chuckling; "Your bag is right here, and your Pokemon ticket is right there." She continued, pointing in turn to a compact backpack with about a thousand pockets - or, at least, too many for the bag. Two straps hung from the bottom of the bag, each with pockets for even more stuff; then a small ticket with three small silhouettes and a pokeball design on the table. I numbly nodded, picking up the two items, tossing the bag across my back and sticking the ticket in one of the thousand pockets, then rushing towards the door, pausing quickly to turn and wave to my mom before running outside. Once I was out, I glanced around, quickly taking in the scenery - many tall, boring, monochromatic buildings - before running towards the center of town, glancing around as I ran, commenting on the buildings in my mind as I ran; 'That's the school over there... Hmm, I remember all those bullies I stole lunch money from... I wonder if I'll ever see them again, since they moved... who cares. Oh, and that's the park where we went on a field trip in Pokemon class for the How To Catch unit... setting that angry Grovyle on the teacher was fun. Oh, and that's the skyscraper where... wait, I don't remember that skyscraper!' I quickly stopped and stared up at the tremendous building that was mostly comprised of a wooden building structure. Then I got bored, and continued walking towards my destination, the Kowen region's very own Pokemon lab.
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By the time I got to the lab, I was bored out of my mind. I quickly walked into the lab, looking around for the professor... no such luck. I quickly strode up to one of the lab assistants and asked politely where the professor was; "Hey, where the heck is Prof. Willow?! I need my first Pokemon!" the assistant numbly pointed towards a tri-colored door - Red, blue, and green - and I ran up to it. A slot in the door displayed a familiar pattern above it - the same one as the one on the ticket. I quickly dug into my bag and pulled out the ticket, sticking it into the slot. The door quickly popped open, and I walked in. Inside was a nice, comforting room, with a couple trees here and there - mostly bamboo - a patterned wallpaper - red - and one of those aromatic waterfalls in the corner of the room. A rather spindly man stood in the center of the room, fiddling with three red-and-white orbs on the table. I cleared my throat as I approached him. He quickly spun around and saw me standing there, rather bored with the whole affair already.
"Oh... hey there. Glad you came to get your first Pokemon, Lustre!" He called, not actually looking that happy. Oh, by the way, Lustre isn't my real name. It's just... Bad things are known to happen to those who call me by my real name. The nickname came around when someone spotted the shine my lucky hair clip made, and decided to call me that. It's not that bad, but it tends to give people the wrong impression of me. Anyway, where were we? Oh, yes, the professor; He continued to talk "Sorry to tell you, but you came late, and there's only one Pokemon lef- uh..." He broke off, as I fixed one of my signature 'Iron Stares' on him.
"Sure. And your name is Professor Broken. Now, where are the starters?" I asked him, glancing around. He pointed over to the table with the three 'Pokeballs' on it. He quickly strode over, pressing a button on the underside of the table, causing small mechanisms on the bottom of the the pokeballs to disengage, leaving the pokeballs standing there, glinting softly in the light from the skylight. He picked one up and began to talk... again.
"As you probably already know, these are pokeballs, and, inside are Pokemon. In this case, the three starting pokemon in Kowen are Wisorb, Cinding, and Leahand." He then put down the pokeball, turning and rummaging around in a closet behind him for a moment, then straightened up, holding a small white device in his hand. "Also, as you probably know, this is a pokedex. It stores info on most pokemon. However, some things about pokemon are not known, and, as you travel, the pokedex will record data from your encounters to create ever more accurate and helpful data to help you. Now, to explain it's workings in detail." He continued, ranting on about the pokedex like it was the most innovative thing since sliced bread. Without his help, I could easily see that it was compact enough to fit in your pocket, and a rounded rectangular prism shape. Then he started talking again: "Anyway, you can see the front is covered by the cover at the moment. You can also see that there are three holes in it, two near the bottom and one in the middle. But, before we get into that, let's look at the back. There are three cameras, two near the bottom, and one in the middle. Most previous models had only one camera, but it was decided that three cameras would, since it provides multiple angles, made it easier to study the anatomy of a pokemon. Now, under this cover..." He continued, flipping the cover from the front to the back, illustrating the point that the holes in the cover lined up with the cameras on the back. "You have two screens. The left is for displaying images, such as the target pokemon, and the right is for displaying text, such as information on the target pokemon. Near the bottom are these two buttons that you could see through the bottom holes in the cover. They serve many purposes, but the best way to describe them is the left one is the 'yes' button, and the right one is the 'no' or 'cancel' button. Also, there are two dials beside the screens which are used for navigating and scrolling through options and information on the screens, though the screens are mostly operated by touch. Now, what color pokedex do you want?" He finished, gesturing towards the cupboard. I quickly walked up and began searching the contents of the drawer. Inside were pokedex of every color of the rainbow, and more. I quickly choose a Black one with Gold and White Colored buttons and dials, then turned back to the professor.
"I like this one. It's... cool." I said as I turned over the device in my hands. "Now, how do I get it to work?" The professor picked up his white example pokedex, and pointed to the buttons through the holes in the cover.
"You start by putting your fingers on those. Most pokedex open when one presses these buttons... but, first, the pokedex must run a thumb scan." He answered. I quickly pressed down on the buttons, and there was a small flicker of lime green light, before the cover popped open and around, locking onto the back with a 'click'. The pokedex's screens lit up the same color of green, seemingly waiting for something. I quickly turned questionably to Prof. Willow. "Now you place the rest of your fingers, one by one, on the screens" After a relatively boring session of scanning, the pokedex booted up, and a form popped up on the screen. I quickly filled the blanks in with my personal info - address and stuff like that - Until I came to name. I hesitated for a moment, then glanced at the blank below it, then relaxed. It was Preferred Name. I quickly filled in my real name and Lustre. I quickly finished... then something I didn't expect happened.
"Hello, mistress Lustre." I glanced around, looking for the source of the voice. "Erm... Mistress Lustre, right here." Suddenly I realized that the voice was coming from... the pokedex? I looked down, and there, on the text screen, it had every single word I had just heard, and, on the image screen was... well... uh... A somewhat rodent-like blue face, with two crystal-like, diamond-shaped 'ears'. I stared rather blankly at it for a while before it's mouth started moving "Yes, right here! Nice to meet you, Mistress Lustre." It said happily. I looked up at Prof. Willow, wondering what the heck was going on. He had quite a bemused look on his face.
"Oh, that's something you probably don't know. Don't worry, that's the reaction most new trainers have when they discover that the pokedex have artificial intelligence installed. It was decided that the pokedex having intelligence would help it to guide and help the trainer. Of course, there where a few side effects, but... that doesn't really matter" He explained, waving off the subject with his hand. I turned back to the pokedex.
"So, what am I supposed to call you? Pokedex seems a little lame..." I asked 'it', turning back to my pokedex.
"That is entirely your decision, Mistress" It started, then it yawned and a dark blue paw reached into the screen and scratched behind it's 'ear' "But, whatever you decide, please do it quickly." It finished, opening it's large yellow eyes. 'You know, I like this thing's attitude. Hmm... let's see... Butler? No, sounds too mysterious. Dexter? Okay, that's just lame. Scratch? No, sounds a bit... patched. Shiny? No, that's too plain... Wait, that's it!'.
"Would Chrome work?" I asked it, looking at the little critter again.
"Well, it sounds lovely. Now what, Mistress?" 'Chrome' answered, looking around. I turned back to the Prof., all but asking him the same.
"Well, now you choose your pokemon." He answered, like it was the most obvious thing in the world. "You simply point the pokedex at the pokeball you need to check, and press the 'Yes' button." I quickly did that, pointing Chrome at the first pokeball.
"That's Leahand, the Mini Leaf pokemon." Chrome started, shrinking to a small Icon in the corner of the image screen as the image screen displayed a small, almost human like lime green pokemon, with dark green hands and feet, and leaves growing from it's head like hair, and with a small leaf tail laying on the ground behind it. "It's a grass type, and pulls leaves from it's head, wielding it like a knife. He's rather powerful, both at physical and energy-based attacks." After hearing Chrome's description, I quickly pointed him to the next pokeball. The image was replaced with a small, slightly plump yellow bird with red wings, head and tail feathers, and beak. "Now then, that's Cinding, the Flare pokemon. He's a fire type bird which, although it has wings, is flightless. However, it is rather smart, and often flaps it's wings as it runs to build up speed. He's good at energy based offence and defence." Once again, I turned to the final pokeball. The image was yet again replaced with a pokemon. This one was feline, light blue all over, save the insides of it's legs, which were a dark blue. A large, luminescent blue orb tipped it's tail. Fog slowly pored from the dark blue areas and the tail orb. "And, finally, Wisorb, the wisp pokemon. It's a water type. As you've seen, it produces fog. Also, the tail orb has been known to mysteriously glow. It's a rather speedy pokemon with decent physical strength.
"Hmm... hard choice." I mumbled as Chrome brought all three up onto the screen. "And the only bad trait among them is they're all cute... I hate cute." I looked over them again, reading their data. "I think I'll go with Cinding. It says he's smart, and that means he can understand instructions, and probably think on the fly" I decided as Chrome chuckled over the use of the word 'fly' about a flightless bird.
"Good choice." Prof. Willow responded, handing me the pokeball, which I quickly clipped to the waist of my pants.
"See Ya, Willow!" I called back as I walked out the door... I think I might of heard 'Good Riddance' as I walked out, but it might of been my imagination. Once I was outside in the open, I called out my new pokemon, which appeared in a flash of white energy. He looked just like the picture but... more... alive, I suppose. Anyway, he looked around for a while, then started talking;
"Cincing? Cin?" He asked, seemingly oblivious to the fact I couldn't understand a word he said. I stared blankly back.
"Oh, forgot to boot up the translation program!" Chrome exclaimed, tumbling over himself as he scrambled around the screen. Then a clicking noise rang out, and Cinding made sense... kinda.
"Hi? Are you my new trainer?" It asked, looking up at me.
"Um... ya, that's me!" I exclaimed, looking back down at him. 'Maybe cute isn't that bad... I suppose'
"Yay! I got a trainer!" He exclaimed, dancing around. 'Oh, no. Please tell me he isn't crazy, please!' I pleaded mentally. "Well? What's your name? Well? Well?" He continued.
"Well... You can just call me Lustre, it's what most people call me." I answered.
"Lustre" He said, trying it out. "That's a pretty name!" He exclaimed, smiling up at me. I found myself somehow smiling back.
"I just thought of something!" I exclaimed. "Chrome, why don't I introduce you and Hyper here to my mom?"
"Whatever pleases you, mistress." Chrome answered.
"Oh! We get to meet Lustre's mom!" Cinding exclaimed happily.
"Now, I better recall you on the way there. Don't want to make my newest pokemon exhausted before we even have our first battle!" I exclaimed, holding up the pokeball, as a red beam shot out of it, pulling Cinding back into the small sphere. Then I began the long walk home... oh, let's cut to the chase.
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I eventually arrived home, walking inside. "Hey, mom. I'm home!" I called, walking into the living room.My mom was there, waiting on the sofa.
"So, you got your first pokemon?" My mom asked, smiling.
"Yes. I did. It's rather... smart." I answered, resisting using the 'Cu word'. A long silence ensued.
"Well? Let's see it!" Mom exclaimed, breaking the quiet. I blanched.
"Mom! Inside?" I asked, surprised. Mom chuckled.
"The starters are all rather small, right?"
"Then let's see!"
"Fine." I finished, giving in. I tossed Cinding's pokeball up in the air, and it burst open, unleashing the white flash, then Cinding materialised.
"Aww!" My mom exclaimed, picking up Cinding and starting to stroke his feathers. "It's so soft... Didn't expect you to chose Cinding! Have you given it a nickname yet?" She asked, looking back up at me.
"Nick... oh, no. But, I would like you to meet Chrome." I continued, holding out my pokedex and flipping it open.
"Hello Madam. Pleased to meet you." Chrome said, bowing.
"Ya, he does that. He keeps calling me 'Mistress'." I explained, looking away.
"No, I find it quite sweet! The pleasure is mine, Monsieur Chrome." Mom answered, doing a quick curtsy. I rolled my eyes at the exchange.
"Uh, mom, about nicknames?" I asked, turning back to Cinding.
"Ah yes, nicknames. Well, actually, I'll leave it to you to come up with a nickname. It is your pokemon, after all." She explained.
"Well, I think I'll name him Tote." I decided. "Because he's smart, like those people who build Totem Poles to channel energy..." I began, before being cut off by mom.
"Sealics, dear." answering my unspoken question.
"Ya, Sealics. He's smart like Sealics, who build Totem poles, but... he's not 'all there', If you get my drift." I finished, turning towards Cinding. "Does Tote sound good to you?" I asked.
"Tote's a nice name. Tote! Tote! My name's Tote!" 'Tote' Exclaimed, running around the room.
"Okay, we get it! You like it." I exclaimed, quickly recalling him. "So, mom... I guess I'm off now." I said, starting to walk towards the door.
"Wait! Don't forget your Poketch!" She exclaimed, placing a small black watch into my hand. I remember learning that, apparently, Poketchs used to only be a source of entertainment. Well, these days, they have much more practical programs, such as a map. Also, more programs can be downloaded through a port in the side of the Poketch. I hastily strapped it on.
"Thanks mom, see ya!" I called back as I opened the door and ran off through the town. I quickly checked my watch for my destination - apartently the main route out of town for trainers was the east exit, towards Route K-1. Well, I'm pretty sure I can handle it. After all, who can't stand up to me - I mean, who can't stand up to me and Tote... oh, and Chrome too.
And that's the first chapter! Thank god they leave town in the next... I HATE Writing about being in cities.
Anyway, the fakemon in this chapter (In Pokedex order):
See Ya Later!