As Asuka waltzed alongside Kurai past the empty food stands and game booths on her way to the Kiddie Arena, she couldn't help but feel a rush of memories flow through her. She thought about the experiences she had shared with her classmates on their field trips to similar places during elementary school. As she glanced around, she imagined the place was still alive and bursting with activity. But as a sudden gust of wind surrounded her, she realized what was once a popular destination is now eerily still and completely rid of life.
As Asuka approached the Kiddie Arena, she was taken by surprise as a man in carnival regalia stepped outside from between the tent's opening flaps. After affirming the man's question of where she was going, the man suddenly grabbed her arm and pulled her inside. "A tournament...?" Asuka's mind rushed through the thought of it. After only a few seconds inside, the man placed her in line with about eight other people. Immediately after she became accustomed to her immediate surroundings, the man announced all of the participants were in attendance and the tournament was ready to begin. Suddenly, Asuka quickly became dizzy and her world began spinning around her!
Almost to the verge of passing out, Asuka's vision began becoming clearer as she found herself already on the battle field in position. Bright lights beamed down on her as she gazed around and realized her current situation. Her opponent, apparently named Timothy, faced her on the opposite side of the field. He swiftly summoned a little Deerling. “Heh… Don’t think I’ll be going easy on you just ‘cause you’re a kid! This should be a total cinch,” Asuka thought to herself as she planned out her method of attack.
“Kurai!” Asuka bellowed out to gain Kurai’s attention, who was seemingly floating there gaining perspective of the situation they found themselves in. He perked his head up to signal to his trainer he was ready to receive commands. “First, use Confuse Ray to dull Deerling down a bit. Then, surround it with a bite of Icy Wind!”