The Blue Beginning
The Sapphire Story
(Note: this is best read between Chapters 7 & 8 of The Sapphire Story)
Welcome to The Blue Beginning! This one-shot gives insight of eight scientists who's experiments
cause the events that end up becoming the plot for The Sapphire Story.
This One-Shot is rated PG-13 for some mild violence, swearing, and pregnant women. :P
Like always, thanks to Blue_Mew22 for her beta-ing.
The Blue Beginning
The sound from the digital clock was loud compared to the silence in the shadow-covered room. A rectangular computer screen on a young man's desk was shining bright enough to illuminate a few feet around it. The young professor had navy-blue hair, which he swept back behind his ears. He crouched over his desk, reading an old article about a legendary Pokémon from outer space. It was written by Brittany May, one of his former colleagues – she used to study ancient legends of Pokémon that are said to have mystical powers and she also wrote many articles for newspapers about them. She even dated him for a while, but they broke up after she caught him with his current lover.
It was almost hysterical to him, actually. She popped in on him while he was watching a movie with his new girlfriend. As they were watching the movie, they started talking and learning more about each other than they had known, and after one thing led to another, she was on top of him, lips pressed to his, both of them undoing their clothing. He hadn’t meant for it to happen, but it did, and Brittany saw them and threw a fit, screaming at him that they were over.
But that was four years ago, so what did it really matter now? She took on journalism and he continued studying the ancient legends. Her article was a year old, but it was very intriguing and helpful to his research on ancient Pokémon and their abilities that no other Pokémon had. He was the top Professor of the research lab in Cerulean City and was studying the mythical Pokémon Deoxys – many people believed that it did not exist, but a few claimed to have seen it. A blurry black-and-white photo clipping was pasted within the article he was reading. The Professor could barely make out what the photo was really trying to portray, but the article made up for that disappointment.
As he read, young Professor Kalmin grew more and more interested. His ex really had a way with writing articles about Legendary Pokémon, most likely because of her former studies on the topic.
Tuesday, March 21, 1989: Another believed sighting of the legendary Pokémon Deoxys was reported yesterday. The Pokémon that is said to have been created deep within space is not even classified as a Legendary Pokémon by some, due to the fact that no one knows where it really came from or what it can do. Scientists who have studied this Pokémon believe that there are multiple "forms" that this creature can appear as, though this information was never actually confirmed.
The sighting today came from Vaxil Eweulb, a resident of Solaceon Town in the Sinnoh region. He reported seeing a red and blue Pokémon go through the sky. His report states that Deoxys was flying through the sky with a light blue glow emanating from itself, as well as a somewhat large, unidentified object below it. Our crew suggests that Deoxys was using the move Psychic to carry whatever it was using the attack on, but we do not yet know why it was, or if this is even true. Mr. Eweulb says that he saw the Pokémon deposit the object on top of Mt. Coronet, but the location is not yet fully known yet either.
We will bring you more on this developing story as we learn more for ourselves. Whether you believe any of this or not, this is Brittany May, signing off.
Kalmin rubbed his already-bloodshot eyes and stuffed the article into the open folder on his desk before searching for a spot to put it away. His desk was covered in different size papers, all of which had been scribbled on with his chicken scratch. There were drops of food and bits of trash on the papers, but it was no use cleaning them since the garbage can was already overflowing with trash. On to the floor, next to the desk, was a small, blue, hand-knit Pokémon bed, in which was his sleeping Charmander. Its orange torso gently lifted up and down as it slept. The long orange tail attached to its back end curled up close to its face, the fire that burned on the end of it softly kindling away.
When Kalmin arrived at work his desk was neatly organized, with papers inside correct folders, his research books in tidy piles, and notebooks arranged in an orderly fashion next to the keyboard. Now it was two in the morning and all he was doing was waiting for his research team to return; they were on a trip to Mt. Coronet to try and find the object that the Deoxys was said to have deposited there, even though the report was written a year ago and no one ever even found anything. Yes, Kalmin read the article hundreds of times since it was printed in The Daily Chatot, but it never said anyone found anything and he had complete confidence his research team. This was the research teams’ sixth time to the mountain range to search for it, the other five all resulting in failed searches.
As he was allowing his eyelids to close the last few centimeters to cover his eyes, he heard the phone on his desk ring. He scrambled through the clutter, revealing a tan phone on its charger, attached by a long colored cord. He picked it up and answered it.
“Hello?” he groggily asked.
The voice on the other end did not reply right away. All Kalmin heard was a deep breathing into the receiver of the person calling. Just as he was about to ask who was there, the voice spoke up.
“Kalmin,” it said, the voice shakily, “We found it.”
It was the nine o’clock in the morning and Kalmin was already on an airplane headed for Eterna City in the Sinnoh region. The city was just at the foot of Mt. Coronet, and his research team was waiting in the city for him at their second laboratory – they owned two others, one in each of the Johto and Hoenn regions. They never stayed in one long enough to get settled in, so all seven members of the team were used to traveling every few months or so wherever they had something new to research.
As Kalmin was on the plane, all that he could hear in his head were the words “We found it,” playing over and over again. Charmander sat in the seat next to him; his eyes were wide open as he watched the puffy white clouds pass his window, revealing a beautiful view of Sinnoh when they cleared. All of the towns and cities looked so tiny that only the really large buildings were noticeable, as well as Mt. Coronet, the mountain range that divided the region into two almost-perfect sides.
Soon, I’ll be up there with my greatest discovery yet, Kalmin thought. He clenched his fists in excitement and looked at his reflection in the window. Surprisingly, he couldn’t even tell that he only got a few hours of sleep, his hair in the same, swept-back position as before, eyes the normal white color, and his smile never leaving his face. Charmander looked at his master and couldn’t help smiling to itself, even though it had no idea what was going on.
“We finally did it, Charmander,” Kalmin said, noticing his partner looking at him, “we finally found what Deoxys brought to our planet from outer space – soon, we’ll be rich from this discovery!”
As Kalmin moved through the streets of Eterna, he literally could not hold in his excitement and smiled at people he passed all through the city and said hello to well over fifty people he didn’t know. Kalmin passed by numerous buildings, including the Eterna Pokémon Gym and the Pokémon Center, before coming to a clearing near the northeastern section of the city. When he got here, his brisk walking slowed to a casual stride, despite his overjoyed emotions. As he walked through the small clearing, he calmed down a bit. In this part of the city, the wind blew more gently with the wide-open spaces and the grass swayed with ease.
This part of the city was more designated as a park and Kalmin could already see the many parking areas for bikes and wooden benches in the area for people to sit and chat on. Straight ahead of him were stone steps that lead to three large statues at the center of the park. The stairs went the entire length around the elevated section with the statues and were formed by small, rectangular gray stones with a few gold ones in random spots.
Kalmin approached the steps and stopped for a moment, taking a deep breath of fresh air. Charmander – who had gone unnoticed by many of the people that Kalmin walked by – did the same and wondered what the two were doing. Once Kalmin surveyed the park, they began up the steps and walked over to the statues. All three of them were awe-inspiring and made of gold, their huge figures towering over Kalmin by a good four feet. He saw photos in history books of the statues, but never got to actually see them for himself. These statues of Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina were built in their honor after their legendary fight in Sinnoh thousands of years ago. Kalmin examined each one in awe and read their descriptions, too.
Dialga, the Legendary Pokémon said to control time, was the first statue Kalmin looked at and it was standing on its four, long legs. Its large stature stood high above Kalmin and the diamond on its chest shone vibrantly in the morning light as it was colored a deep, pure blue to stand out among the rest of the statue. The same went for the bright pink pearl that was on each of the arms of the Palkia statue. Palkia stood upright on its two legs and its fearful, jagged-tooth-filled mouth was wide open like it was growling.
Kalmin stood in awe, placing his hands on the statues in front of him. Behind the two was the last of the statues, and it was even more marvelous. Wavy, silk-like “wings” sprouted from the creature’s back, each one having pointed tips at the ends. Its spiked tail, making it stand a few feet taller than the others, held up its serpentine body. Kalmin looked into the eyes of the Giratina statue and saw the fearful gaze of the Pokémon pierce right through him.
“I knew you would like them,” a voice from behind him said in a chuckle. Kalmin whipped around, his navy blue, shoulder-length hair flying past his face for a moment. He saw a man about the same age as him smiling, hands in his pockets. He quickly walked up to Kalmin, moving one of his hands from his pockets running it through his long – but only long enough to cover his ears – blood-red hair, messing it up a bit. Kalmin wasted no time in finding out what he had wanted to hear for the past few year of his life.
“So you found it?” he hastily asked Okmis, his fellow colleague and best friend.
“Yup,” Okmis replied with a wide grin, “it’s back at the lab.”
“Well what are you waiting for, let’s go!”
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“Marisa, status report,” Kalmin asked a woman with long, emerald hair that flowed effortlessly down her back and stopped at her thighs. She was sitting at a desk covered in research papers, all about the Deoxys Meteor she and the rest of the research team found at the Spear Pillar last year. She pulled out a nacho cheese Dorito and munched on it before turning in her black office chair, exposing her large, pregnant stomach, and answering.
“Well, I’m eight-months pregnant and I’m due in about a month, thanks for asking like every normal husband does,” she remarked rudely to her husband. Kalmin found his wife switching between different mood swings each time he spoke to her, and couldn’t wait until it was all over. Marisa knew he was asking about a status report on her research, and she soon stopped glaring and replied with, “I have nothing on what it’s made of – it seems to be something from another planet, which is what I said earlier and I highly doubt that’s going to change.”
Not feeling like arguing, Kalmin gave her a small nod and walked across the large research lab. The entire building was one floor, with only a main room for research, a tiny supply closet, and a bathroom. Each of the eight members on the research team had a desk situated around the room, and in the center was where the Deoxys Meteor was kept since they found it. When Kalmin first took a look at it, it was huge, occupying the entire space it was kept on, but now – after a year of research – it was scattered around in pieces, each being examined for different purposes. As he was walking by the pieces, he saw Gwendolyn Mascheriet, his friend Okmis’s wife. She had her black-framed, rectangular glasses on and was studying the bits of rock in front of her so intently that she didn’t even hear Kalmin walk up to her.
“Kalmin!” she said, clearly shocked by his presence.
“Gwen,” he said friendly, “How’s it coming along? I never quite know what you’re up to.”
“Everything’s fine,” she said, smiling and quickly walking away. Kalmin narrowed his eyes and slightly glared at her as she walked away. After a minute of glaring, Kalmin continued on his task to ask each team member their status on what they were researching. Luckily, he only had to ask the last four members – Gwen was working as a partner with Carly Harte, so their work was the same – and they were all in a group to find out what the meteor contained, if anything. It was funny that each person on the team was married to someone else on the team – Okmis and Gwen Mascheriet, Kevin and Carly Harte, Wanda and Bryon Marly, and he a Marisa Emera.
Okmis, Kevin, Wanda, and Bryon were the four trying to figure out if the Deoxys Meteor contained anything or not. Sadly, they only found a few strange chemicals so far that they weren’t even sure about. As Kalmin walked over to them, Wanda quickly walked away, carrying a small bit of the meteor in her hands. The rest of them continued to look through magnifying lenses and microscopes at what was in front of them.
“Anything turn up yet?” Kalmin asked a bit sarcastically, not really expecting anything to have turned up.
“Not really,” Okmis replied, rubbing his hand through his now-natural colored, dark brown hair. He usually continued to re-dye it the same blood-red color, but since he had been in the lab most of the time studying, he never had the time.
“Wanda just went over to the scanner on the computer to analyze something,” Bryon butted in, “and we think something might be there – we’re not sure as to what yet, but there definitely was something we haven’t seen yet.”
Kalmin tried not to get his hopes up, as Bryon was normally the one out of all eight of them to be optimistic about their findings. He smiled and looked back through his microscope, fiddling with the magnification lens. Kalmin wondered how his large fingers could function so easily – Bryon wasn’t fat or anything, he just had a large, slightly muscular frame to him.
“H-hey, Kalmin,” Wanda called from the computer she was using to scan what was a potential discovery of the contents of the meteor, “come look at this and tell me what it looks like to you.”
Kalmin strode over and looked at the computer screen. What he saw took him by surprise for a moment – a bunched of different colored dot structures floated around on the scan of the meteor, and they were definitely something.
“I’m not sure what these are, and I certainly don’t have any idea of what they could be, but this is amazing,” Kalmin answered, still a bit amazed. The rest of the group was now crowded around the screen, all trying to find out what they were looking at. Kalmin’s wife gasped as she looked at the screen, making a few of them look at her a bit strangely. They knew it was some sort of advancement in their research, but they didn’t think it was too amazing.
“Try to combine it with a part of the meteor that it was near,” Marisa suggested, unconsciously stroking her stomach. In a flash, Okmis left and returned with another chuck of the meteor. Kalmin took it from him and – without thinking – smashed it into the other piece, both of them not even trying to stay together. On the screen, everyone saw the small, multi-colored dots swirl around and become a much larger amount now that there were more of them combined.
“This is definitely something,” Kalmin said. He was in awe for the first time since they actually found the meteor, and he wasn’t about to let himself become un-amazed.
“All right, I want everyone to stop what he or she was doing and start trying to separate what we’ve got here by their corresponding colors.”
“What?! But there are thousands of those things! It could take weeks to do that!” Marisa complained, in another grumpy mood swing.
“Marisa,” Kalmin said, putting one hand on each of her shoulders, “This is all that we’ve found in the year we’ve researched this – we could’ve finally found our breakthrough!”
Marisa didn’t look him in the eyes, and instead got out of her husband’s light grip and walked back to her desk. Kalmin sighed, and immediately got to work without asking anyone their views on separating what they’d seen on the screen.
Later that night, Kalmin was still up studying the bits of the meteor. No one in the group was up besides his wife, but she was clicking around on the computer after getting bored of trying to separate the dots. No one made any progress in separating them, and Kalmin wasn’t about to just stop and give up. The other six scientists left more than four hours ago to stay at a hotel they had room keys for.
“I just think we should take a different approach to this,” Marisa said, breaking the silence after she stopped clicking around for a moment, “How exactly are you going to separate them? One, they’re way too tiny to do it by hand, and two, those scans are what’s inside the meteor – even when you broke it earlier it was still inside the bit left over.”
Kalmin sighed again and looked up from his work.
“And you’re suggesting…?”
“I think we should do what people have done before for stuff like this – a few years ago some scientists thought they found part of the Legendary Pokémon Regice. They tried doing DNA tests, but they couldn’t get anything from the part they had and they saw almost the exact same things we saw – a bunch of dots that were scrambled around. So instead they melted part of what they had and were able to find that they were seeing millions of DNA particles that were just not joined together, and once they were melted they seemed to link up and create the DNA.”
“When did you read that?” Kalmin asked a bit intrigued. Marisa smiled and turned her computer monitor towards her husband.
“About a minute ago on this online news article.”
Kalmin got up and walked to the computer to read the article. Surely enough, there had been scientists who had melted part of what they thought was a section of Regice and fond that the DNA was a match. Kalmin smiled at his wife and bent down, kissing her passionately.
“This is one of the reasons why I’m glad I married you,” he said softly. As Marisa finally felt her husband returning to normalcy for the first time in a while, he left her and got a few tools to melt the parts of the meteor he had. Marisa watched, now annoyed, and after a matter of minutes Kalmin had a liquid-like substance in front of him inside a metal pot.
“You’re welcome,” Marisa said in a monotonous voice as Kalmin rushed over to the computer to scan what was in the pot. “You know, I could’ve gotten pregnant by someone else without you knowing.”
Kalmin let out an “Uh-hun,” noise and waved his hand around a bit, which let Marisa know he wasn’t listening at all. As Marisa as about to say another snide comment, Kalmin’s hand fell to the table and she saw his mouth drop open.
“Oh my god… you have to come look at this,” Kalmin said, waving his hand to beckon his wife towards him. Marisa grunted and got up from her chair, holding her stomach with one hand. She walked as fast as she could to the computer, her walk being like that of a baby Piplup’s: wobbly and a bit crooked. As she turned the corner of the desk, she already noticed a difference of what was now displaying on the screen. Instead of a bunch of multicolored dots, there were now rows of them, and each row was only one color each.
“That’s amazing,” Marisa told her husband, “Now, I’m going to bed. Once again, you’re welcome.”
When Kalmin didn’t reply, his wife let out a quiet noise of disgust and waddled out of the lab.
Now, Kalmin stood at the computer screen alone, staring at the rows of colors. He took his time and counted the number of different colors there were: seven. There were a few rows of pink, some silver, black, gray, blue, red, and purple. It amazed him at how melting the meteor produced this, and never imagined to come to this outcome.
“I don’t believe this,” Kalmin gasped after carefully removing the black colored row from the rest and scanning it by itself. “Th-this is Pokémon DNA! And I’ve never even seen it before!”
What is this? Kalmin thought to himself.
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“You’re doing great Marisa, breathe slowly,” Kalmin said, tired and out of breath as he stood alongside his wife’s hospital bed. It was four in the morning and his wife had gone into labor a little over an hour ago. The two rushed to Eterna City’s Pokémon Center alone, telling everyone at the lab that they’d rather have them stay behind and do more research while they were gone.
“Looks like you’re dilated two more inches, so that brings you to four,” the Nurse Joy said to Marisa, smiling happily and throwing out her rubber gloves.
“Thanks,” Marisa said, heavily out of breath from her most recent contraction. “How many until more inches until the baby’s going to come?”
“About six, so I’ll come check on you in an hour to see how you’re doing.” Nurse Joy smiled her always-cheerful smile and walked out of the room.
“Why don’t you try to get some rest?” Kalmin suggested to his wife. “I’m going to go to the bathroom. You’re cell is on the table here, so call me if something happens.”
“Okay,” his wife said, already beginning to close her eyes. Kalmin smiled and casually walked out of the room.
It’s finally time, he thought as he strode through the bland, tiled hallways in the hospital. Not very many lights were on in the hallways since most patients were sleeping, and the lights that were on were dimmed. The noises from Kalmin’s shoes echoed while he walked, and they were only joined a few times by occasional passing nurses as he walked to the bathroom.
Once he was in the bathroom, he rushed inside the stall farthest from the door, quickly closing and locking it. As he was in the stall, he removed his leather coat and hung it across the top of the stall before pulling out a tiny container only about five inches tall from his pocket. Inside was a pure black liquid, the same he had been studying for a month now after finding that the tiny colored particles of the meteor joined together once they were melted. He had decided to keep that fact a secret from everyone, as he wanted to study and be credited with the findings by himself. Instead, he told his wife and everyone else on the research team that melting the meteor only ruined what that had found.
So the group wasted their time studying something that they knew nothing about while Kalmin researched the DNA that was created by the melting of the part of the meteor. His plans were to hopefully have the DNA he had in the container to join with his child’s DNA and see what happened from there. He set the small cylinder on top of a shelf in the stall and reached into his coat pocket that hung over the stall wall and pulled out a syringe filled with a clear liquid.
Thank God I found this solution that can make the DNA look like water, Kalmin said in his head, quickly mixing the two liquids inside the syringe. In a minute, the black liquid had completely fused with the clear one to form an all-clear solution inside the syringe. Kalmin put the syringe inside his coat pocket after putting the coat back on and discarded the empty cylinder. He casually walked out of the bathroom and back to his wife. Luckily for him, she was asleep and Nurse Joy wasn’t due to check back for another forty-five minutes.
“I’m sorry I couldn’t tell you about this,” Kalmin whispered to his sleeping wife, “but if you want our son to be something the world has never experienced then you should thank me if you ever find out what I’m about to do.”
Kalmin walked to Marisa’s bedside and gently stroked her cheek with his fingers. She looked so beautiful, despite the sweat-covered hair that clung to her forehead and the gross smell that was coming from her mouth as she breathed. Kalmin turned to her IV pole and carefully pulled out the syringe. He stuck the very tip of the needle into the top of the bag and injected the contents of the syringe into it. The clear solution matched perfectly with the water inside the IV bag, which made Kalmin smile a slightly wicked smile that had never appeared on his mouth before. It felt strange for Kalmin, but it also made him smile even more.
“Excuse me,” Kalmin heard from behind him, making him turn around, startled, “it’s time for me to give your wife some medication to help during the labor. It’ll just flush out anything in her system she might have been taking like for sleep medication or cold medicine as to not harm the baby during the delivery.”
Kalmin smiled his now-wicked smile at Nurse Joy, who was holding a small orange pill her hand and a glass of water in the other.
“Uh, she’s asleep right now, can she take it later?” Kalmin asked, a bit nervous that the pill would eliminate the DNA he had injected into his wife’s IV bag.
“I’d rather her take it now, just in case it doesn’t get all through her system by the tame the baby’s ready to come.” Nurse Joy smiled and started to walk over to Marisa.
“No, really, I’ll make sure to give it to her when she wakes up,” Kalmin said, stepping to the side to be right in front of Nurse Joy.
“She needs to take it now,” Nurse Joy said, becoming upset. She quickly stepped to the side, but so did Kalmin.
“I’ll give it to her.”
“Sir, no, she needs it now,” Joy went to step to the side again, but Kalmin forcefully grabbed her wrists, causing the water to spill a little. He squeezed them and held her in place.
“Give me the d*mn medicine and I’ll give it to her when she wakes up.” Nurse Joy let out a small cry of protest and a few tears slid down her cheeks as Kalmin was hurting her. She pushed away from him and opened her hand so he could take the pill. Once he did, she gave him the water and grabbed one of her wrists, which was now bruised.
“I-I’ll be back in t-twenty minutes,” she said before crying a bit more and leaving. Kalmin smiled even though he knew what he had just done was wrong and really out of line. Once Nurse Joy was down the hall and around the corner, Kalmin put the pill on the ground and smashed it with his foot. Once it was a fine powder, her lightly brushed it under the bed and drank the water himself.
Nurse Joy reentered Marisa’s room with a half-scared, half-happy expression on her face. Marisa smiled back at her and subconsciously rubbed her stomach. Nurse Joy walked to the side of the bed and got a small box of plastic gloves from a side table. As she was putting them on, Marisa gasped.
“What happened to your wrists!? Are you okay?” She rubbed her stomach with one hand while placing her other on Nurse Joy’s wrist. Joy chanced a quick look at Kalmin, who just glared back at her.
“I-It’s nothing,” she muttered, gently shaking off Marisa’s hand and pulling two gloves onto her hands. After examining Marisa, Nurse Joy smiled a true, happy smile. “Well, you’re ready.”
Kalmin and Marisa both looked at each other. “R-Really?!” Marisa asked. Nurse Joy nodded and began to take Marisa into the delivery room. Kalmin said goodbye to her as she was wheeled off, and he went into the lobby of the Pokémon Center to wait until his baby boy was born.
It only took a year and four months later until Kalmin finally had his answer. After his son was born on December 16, 1991, Kalmin couldn’t wait to run tests on him and find out whether or not Justin’s DNA had combined with the DNA he injected into Marisa’s IV bag that day in the hospital. He tried to test his son’s DNA, but there were only small signs of anything strange, so he had to wait until Justin was older to see if anything developed. Kalmin already tested his wife for any signs of having the DNA, but the tests turned up negative. Because he did not want to look suspicious, Kalmin agreed with his wife about having a nanny watch their son during the days they were working. Kalmin quietly sat back while he waited for his chance to learn whether or not his son’s DNA was altered. During his waiting, all four of the women on his research team had become pregnant. It shocked him that all four of them wanted a child, though he was also thrilled that if the experiment on his son was a success, he would be able to alter the DNA of each child the women were carrying.
His chance never came, though, as their nanny was rarely sick, and if she were, Marisa would stay home and force Kalmin to go to work. But enough was enough, and he had to find out about his son’s DNA so he could know what he had to improve on to move forward in his research. So instead of waiting for a day his nanny was sick, he called her early one morning and said she didn’t have to come in that day. Since he was technically her boss, she certainly didn’t argue, and when he lied to Marisa that the nanny called in sick at the last minute, they had no choice but to bring little Justin to work with them. Kalmin quickly got his chance when Marisa went to the bathroom to take a bit of Justin’s blood and enter it into the machine on his computer. He didn’t need much blood, just a little prick on the finger and he had enough.
By the time his wife was back from her trip to the bathroom, the results were completed. On the computer screen was a complete picture of the tiny sample of his son’s DNA. Kalmin examined it for traces of the Pokémon’s DNA as Marisa took Justin to her desk. After he looked through the whole double helix structure that was his son’s DNA, he found exactly what he had hoped – the Pokémon DNA took up exactly half of the DNA contained in his son without altering anything physical. So, in his extreme happiness Kalmin took out the other DNA he had extracted from the meteor. With only a few enhancers and the clear liquid to make it look like water added, they were all complete and ready to change the other babies that would be born later in the year.
“All right everyone, I just found out that there is a new disease that’s spreading around, and I need to vaccinate you guys,” Kalmin called to everyone, “So, I’ll take the ladies first since they’re all pregnant and will get the rest of you tomorrow.”
Soon enough, Gwen, Carly, Wanda, and Marisa were all at his desk waiting to be injected with what they thought was a vaccination.
“How come I haven’t heard of this new disease?” Gwen asked Kalmin before he injected her.
“I-It’s just spreading through the Johto region now, and I’m only taking precautions,” Kalmin lied.
“What’s it called?” the four women seemed to ask at once.
“U-Uh… it’s the… the Swinub Flu,” Kalmin quickly made up as he pulled up Gwen’s sleeve and put the needle into her vein. Once he was finished, the others silently got their injections and were on their way.
My experiments are finally going to change the world! Soon everyone will know that Kalmin Emera altered the way we all live our lives!
Not even a week after his success of combining Pokémon and human DNA were things already beginning to go downhill. It all began exactly five days after Kalmin told his nanny to take the day off. It was right after he called home to see how things were that the police began banging on the double doors into the research lab. Kalmin opened the doors for them, his heart beating rapidly.
“Can I help you, officers?” he asked as they pushed their way through, not saying a word. “Hey, you can’t just barge in here like that!”
“Yes, we can,” the first police officer told him. The other held up a folded piece of blue paper.
“We have a warrant to search the facility for any strange use of materials,” she said, handing the paper to Kalmin. As he read what was on it, the two Officer Jennys continued through the narrow hallway that lead into the one-room research lab. Kalmin followed them, trying to understand what was going on. The first Jenny told everyone in the room to stop what they were doing and walk to the back of the room, which they did.
“May I please ask WHAT THE H*LL YOU’RE DOING?!” Kalmin yelled as they began to rummage through things.
“Being in the back of the room includes you,” the first Jenny also told Kalmin. He backed away and stood next to his wife as the Officer continued speaking. “We got word from a Nurse Joy at the local Pokémon Center that she saw you-” Jenny paused to point at Kalmin “- injected some sort of liquid into your wife’s IV bag during the time she spent in the Center.”
“What?!” Marisa said, alarmed. Kalmin froze, remembering the Nurse Joy who he’d threatened. “What is she talking about?”
“It’s nothing,” Kalmin said, glaring at Jenny.
“This doesn’t look like nothing,” he heard the second Officer Jenny say from across the room at his desk. She was holding one of the syringes Kalmin had clumsily left out after “vaccinating” the pregnant woman the previous week. As she continued going through Kalmin’s papers, the other Officer walked over and began going through the computer files.
“What the hell is going on, Kalmin?” Gwen asked.
“Yeah, what’d you really inject into us?” Wanda joined in. Kalmin gulped, trying to remain calm.
“I told you, it was a vaccination.”
“Hey, Jenny,” Gwen called across the room, “is there a such thing as a ‘Swinub Flu?’”
“No, not that I’ve heard of,” Jenny replied, not looking away from the computer screen. After a minute of silence, she muttered something to her partner and they were both looking at Kalmin’s computer files. Another minute passed and they walked back over to him and the seven other researchers.
“Kalmin Emera, you’re under arrest for the possession of potentially harmful materials, illegal documents from the National History and Study of Pokémon DNA Organization, and running an illegal practice without court permission,” the first Jenny said, turning Kalmin around and putting handcuffs around his wrists, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will provide you with one.”
The second Jenny took over as the first proceeded to take Kalmin out of the room.
“This facility will now be shut down, and all work will be terminated once the police investigate what you have all worked on. I’m going to have to ask you all to leave, and if you protest or attempt to come back into this facility, you will be arrested as well.”
Kalmin’s seven colleagues abided by what she was saying and left the room, all in shock of what Kalmin had been hiding from them.
And even now, the suffering still hasn’t begun.
END OF THE BLUE BEGINNING