When worlds collide Part 1 "Introduction"
‘Ready as I’ll ever be Shaun.’
Steve and Shawn were twins they loved exploring hidden areas in the city.
They were standing outside of a grating which led into a series of tunnels underneath a factory.
‘Come’on let’s go.’
They pulled off the grating and crawled in.
Through tunnel to tunnel they crawled on their bellies and finally ended up in an underground cavern.
‘This is it Shaun! We found our hideout!’
They heard a voice mumble something.
‘What was that?’
‘I don’t know. A ghost?’
They weren’t afraid of ghosts. They even saw a ghost at one point but no-one believed them.
‘ha…’ the voice said.
‘Who’s there?’ asked Shaun.
Steve looked smug. ‘Your name is haunter huh? You admit you’re a ghost?’
A figure came out of the wall. A purplish shadow creature with striking eyes, a long tongue and claw like hands.
‘Haunter…’ it whispered.
The kids screamed and ran back into the tunnel.
They never looked back and despite it was hard getting in there it only took five minutes to get back outside.
‘What was that thing!?’
‘I don’t know!! It was… freaky.’ Both their faces were pale but no-one would believe their story.
A nine year old girl was bored. She was sitting outside watching her mother work on the garden.
‘Mom… this is boring…’
‘Find something to play, there are lots of kids in this neighbourhood. Find a friend.’
A little furry yellow creature ran past.
Lucy Sharon Bell to put her whole name blinked.
‘Was that a Pikachu? But they can’t be real it’s just a game…’
She chased the Pikachu. But it ran into the bushes.
‘It’s okay. I won’t hurt you. I just want to play.’
The little Pikachu came out tilting it’s head to one side. ‘Pika?’
‘Yeah, play! I never saw a Pikachu before. Where did you come from?’
She let the Pikachu follow her into her room without her mother knowing.
‘I don’t know why you’re here little guy but we’ll be great friends. I’m not one of those girly girls who dresses pets up like dolls. I want to treat you with respect. I have an old donut want one?’
She gave the Pikachu a donut. He devoured it immediately.
She wasn’t popular at school but with a pet Pikachu she would be.
She told him that the next day, Monday she’d be taking him to school with her to show the other kids.
The very next day with “Peeky” in her backpack she was being driven to school but her mother almost hit a deer.
‘That deer… it looked weird.’ Her mother said in a faraway voice.
‘I didn’t see it what did it look like?’
‘It looked….. pink and had a… flower on it’s head?’
Just then a Rhyhorn ran past ramming into a car before crossing the road.
‘What the he** is going on!!’ Her mother yelled.
Lucy told her mother that they were Pokemon; a Deerling and Rhyhorn.
‘Pokemon aren’t real honey.’
Lucy smirked. ‘Then what do you think it was Mom?’
‘A promotion. A new game or movie of the silly thing I bet…’
‘Mom… would they break someone’s car for a promotion?’
The man whose car was severly dented on the front got out.
‘What unholy terror was that!!’ He asked his face pure white with fear. ‘It’s like a mutant rhino. In the middle of America! I don’t have insurance for this.’
Several Pidgeots and Braviary were circling overhead.
‘That’s it we’re going home.’ Her mother said in pure terror.
But cars were stuck behind her so she had to keep on moving. If these “Monsters” were around she didn’t want her daughter walking around the schoolyard.
She took a shortcut home and when they got in immediately turned on the television.
The news repeating itself every half hour with the following report, ‘Hello, this is Amanda Scott reporting. Urgent news. All over the world creatures are appearing. In public areas, forests, caves, mountains, even people’s basements! We don’t know why they’re here but we are informed that they are characters from the popular videogame franchise Pokemon. We are being invaded though many don’t seem to show harm except for destroying property. There are no reports of any eating humans… yet they eat each-other. Until this is settled we insist you stay in your homes and don’t leave for any reason!!’
Peeky climbed out of her backpack and went into the kitchen smelling cookies.
Her mother needing something to drink went in and screamed.
‘One of them got in!!!’
‘No mom it’s okay! He’s my friend my pet!’
Her mother wouldn’t accept that. ‘Get him out of here!’
Lucy put on her backpack and led the Pikachu outside.
She quickly put him back inside her backpack and went in. ‘He’s gone… gone forever…’ she told her mom.
She ran up to her room. She finally had to chance to have her own Pikachu. She wasn’t giving this up for anything even if it meant lying to her mother.
She wasn't allowed her own pet but thought that maybe once her mother finds out that he isn't dangerous but in fact cute and lovable and can save on electricity bills she'd change her mind.
A Lugia had perched on the top of the empire state building. Making a loud screeching noise before covering itself with it's wings and going to sleep.
A Ho-ho was perched on the Chrysler building some distance away. Apparently both christening New York as the new Ecruteak city.
End of part 1