Hiya! I've decided to put my other fic on pause for a while and do a fic with the PMD2/3 plot. If you haven't played those games, or watch someone else play them, or if you plan to play them, I highly suggest that you don't read this if you want to be surprised when you see the actual game in action.
(Rated PG-13, for violence, swearing, and gore. Possibly a little romance later on.)
The Day Life Got Weird
Rin was in unimaginable pain. Her black hair swirled around her head, and she struggled to keep her pale blue eyes open, in fear that they might never open again if they closed.
She wondered, Why the hell did I do that? But she knew.
"Rin! Are you okay?! Does it hurt?!"
"Well, it doesn't feel good!"
*FLASH* *STATIC* *STATIC*
"Can't.... I'm slipping...."
*FLASH* *STATIC* *STATIC* *STATIC*
Rin screamed. She screamed because she was falling, and because of the increasing pain.
*FLASH* *FLASH* *FLASH*
A young Pokemon of about thirteen years paced back and forth in front of a tent shaped like another Pokemon.
"Okay, deep breaths.... I can do this. Just gotta try."
The Pokemon took a step onto the grate in front of the tent. A voice called out.
"Pokemon detected! Pokemon detected!"
"Whose footprint?!" called another. "Whose footprint?!"
"The footprint is Eevee's! The footprint is Eevee's!"
Eevee jumped off the grate. "Aaaah!"
Then he sighed. "Oh, it's no use! I can't do it!"
"Hey, kid!" the voice called again. "If you want to talk to Sunflora, check town tomorrow! She's always checking out the shops!"
"I don't want to talk to Sunflora!"
A shrill voice called out. "Eek! Oh my gosh! How rude!"
"No - it's just - I mean.... Aw, screw this!" Eevee stepped away from the grate and put a paw to the stone on his necklace.
How am I going to be an explorer if treasure can't give me courage?, he asked himself. Some leaves rustled in a nearby bush.
"Hello? Anybody there?" No answer. Eevee shrugged and made his way to the beach.
Eevee took in the beautiful scene. The light of the setting sun against the Krabby's bubbles.... But something was wrong.
Eevee looked around, and saw a black and blue lump in the sand. He walked closer until he could see.
"Holy crap! It's a girl!"
He ran over to the girl. A Riolu, about his age, pretty too. Eevee began to shake her by the shoulders.
"Hey! Wake up!"
Finally, the girl's eyelids fluttered open. Her eyes should have been red and able to gaze into your very soul. But instead, they were pale blue and unfocused.
She was blind.
Rin felt her eyelids open slowly.
She. Felt. Terrible.
She couldn't remember anything. Only her name, and that she had been blind for most of her life.
Rin also knew that somebody she didn't know had her by the shoulders and was shaking her. And that, memory intact or not, was a bad thing.
She punched this unknown person right in the face.
"Yoowww! Ouch! What was that for?! I was just trying to wake you up, Riolu!" Male. Things weren't getting better for this guy.
Riolu? Was he blind, too? Rin tried to face him. "I'm not a Pokemon."
"Yes, you are...."
Was he serious? "No. I'm human. And who are you?" That came out as rude as Rin meant it.
"I'm Eevee. A Pokemon, like you. Uh, are you okay?"
"No, I'm not okay! I'm blind, I just woke up on...a beach, right? And I somehow lost my memory. Oh, and I'm not a Pokemon." This guy was seriously messed up if he wanted to try to trick a blind girl. But, he did seem serious.
No. Impossible., Rin thought. But then she had an idea.
Rin blinked, and called upon an ability she suddenly remembered she had. Instantly, she could see her surroundings, or at least make them out, as everything was blue and blurry.
She held what she expected to be her hand in front of her face. Her paw was emanating a strong purple aura, as Rin realized the rest of her body was as well.
Rin gasped and blinked again, deactivating the ability. She felt at her feet. Paws! In desperation, her forepaws (Aaaah!) flew to her backside. She had a tail!
"AAAAAAAH! Oh, sweet mother of Arceus, I've been turned into a Riolu! Eevee, I'm sorry! You were telling me the truth! But I swear, I used to be a human!" Rin screamed again. Then, she felt a comforting paw on her shoulder.
"Hey, hey, easy! It's all right! Now, since I'm getting the feeling that you don't want me to call you 'Riolu,' what's your name?"
"Rin's the name," she answered. She was going to tell Eevee what her game was, but she couldn't remember. "Sorry. I can't remember a thing about when I was human. 'Cept that that I was human, I'm blind, and I can find my way around by sensing aura."
"Hmmm," said Eevee. "You sure?"
"I just poured my heart out to you, and you think I'm lying?!" asked Rin angrily.
"No! It's just, these days...." Eevee sighed. "I believe you. Sorry for doubting you."
"Sorry for punching you in the face." They laughed at that.
I'm not doing so bad, Rin thought. I've been awake in the this strictly-Pokemon world for five minutes, and I've already got a friend.
Just then, Eevee screamed and crashed into Rin. She leapt to her feet, and decided to keep her aura-sensing ability on for a while. She saw two Pokemon, whose auras seemed to be shaped like a Koffing and a Zubat.
They were laughing, and Zubat was holding a small object that Rin couldn't make out because it had no aura. From the Pokemon's auras, she could tell that they wanted trouble.
Eevee leapt up to his feet beside her. His aura was fiery red. "Hey! Give me back my treasure!"
"Who says we gotta?" asked Zubat.
"Yeah," agreed Koffing. "What, are ya gonna fight for it? You and your little blind friend?"
Oh, they just made it personal!, thought Rin. She opened her eyes.
"Listen up!" shouted Rin. Zubat and Koffing jumped in surprise. At least, she thought they did. "Give him back his treasure, or confirm that I want to kick your ***!"
They simply laughed. "Try and catch us!"
Rin heard Zubat's flapping wings as they sped past. They were gone.
"Ooooh," sobbed Eevee. "How am I gonna get that back?"
Rin put her paw on what she assumed was his shoulder. "We could go get it."
"You'll help me?!"
"Naturally. Come on, show me where they went." So, Rin kept her paw on Eevee as he led her through what felt like a damp cave. There was not a dry spot to be found, and they had to fend off attacks more than a few times.
Finally, Rin felt sand under her paws.
"Hey, punks!" yelled Eevee.
"Whoa ho ho! Looked who grew a backbone!" Koffing. "So, come to take back this little rock?"
Zubat cackled. "Hardly worth stealing."
Rin felt Eevee tense under her paw. "Then give it back!"
"Like we said, you gotta fight for it! Heh heh!"
Rin released Eevee. "No problem!" She did a flying jump kick, and kicked someone in the mouth, earning the defeated moan of what sounded like a fallen Zubat.
Eevee laughed. "Nice one, Rin! Now, Shadow Ball!"
His Shadow Ball knocked out Koffing, who went down, but not without a Poison Gas. It left Rin and Eevee coughing violently, but they were not poisoned.
Rin recovered quickly. "One hit each? And you called Eevee a wimp. I punched him in the face, but he didn't go down as fast as you guys!"
"Whoa ho.... Shut up, princess!"
"Heh heh. Yeah, your victory was a fluke!"
"You're a fluke!" argued Rin.
"That didn't even make sense!"
"You don't even make sense! Come on, Eevee. Take your...thing and let's get out of here."
"Okay," he said. He let Rin hold his shoulder again and led her out of the cave.
"We're out!" Eevee announced, after about an hour of walking.
Rin plopped down on the sand. "YES! FRESH AIR!"
Eevee laughed. "Rin? Thanks."
"For making me feel brave."
"Oh...well...you're welcome." Rin was sure she was blushing.
"Hey, put your paw on this. It's the treasure we recovered." Rin slowly reached with her paw and touched it. It was a rock. Whoopee. "Good. Now, feel the pattern."
She did. She ran her claw around little ridges of the rock, which Rin felt to connect and make an intricate design.
"Yeah. I just love legends and lore. It's my dream to discover what this Relic Fragment fits into. Uh.... Hey, can I ask you something?"
"Will you form an exploration team with me?"
Exploration team? As in, treasure, knowledge, and the right to kick someone's poor unfortunate ***? "You bet!"
"Really, you'll just agree?"
"Sure, why not?"
"Cool! Okay, now we just need to register as apprentices at Wigglytuff's Guild."
"Then close your screamer and lead the way!"
Again, Rin took Eevee's shoulder and he led her to their destination. Little did they know that every step they took was another step into their brand new adventure, filled with friendships, surprises, discoveries, and betrayal.
Yeah! That's chapter one! Reply freely!