Nomalia Town – found above the mountains of Manolia -- is indeed home of the blossom stars; a town of beauty where the windy petals glide in the morning, and of course, a wonderful mystery of the starry nights. Cinccino is a young woman who travelled to many places. Many can interpret by her small height and its white scarfed fur wrapping her body, with stubby ears and a white tail. It is early spring time at her place. But it really doesn't matter for long for she holds the blood of a free spirit.
Surrounding the town is a field of white flowers with yellow innings. What a symbol it shows -- the Anima of a child’. "Nomalia's children reflect on these flowers. Every child does." she blows the flower as seems time moves fast for her; recalling wonderful moments from the past.
Looking behind her was her husband -- a respected species of his kind who is quite canine yet loyal to true companions. He is quite a blue bipedal canine even if he has spikes from his paws and chest. Cinccino is his loyal companion. "We're ready Cinccino. Mienshao’s got everything settled for our new journey." Lucario is the reason she get to love the beauty of the world and their mysteries.
"Let's head back to town. I bet we can now say our farewells to our leader." After a quick kiss to the lips, another friend of theirs joined them both.
“C’mon young lovebirds.” Seeing her figure is tan, flexible, and attractive. With a lavender color, ever her arms looked like something that will keep you warm. Along that would be her whiskers that confused some pokemon for Mienshao’s gender as a male. Much like how Alakazams can be misspoken about their genders.
Heading back to Nomalia opens the open fields of flower where many bug type and grass type pokemon enjoy each other's company. Butterfree and Beautifly get to do their habit of pollinating flowers. It also does same for the Combee to please their queen Vespiquen living somewhere far away. Some would be able to see all of the Sewaddles, Swadloons, and a few Leavanny joining together as they eat the available leaves and berries. Sometimes, the trio has a glimpse of Petillil and Lilligant dancing around the fields.
Inside they entered their Leader's home. Nibbling on a piece of petal was a retired royalty. Even if age did dim her physique, she was lively like a kid. "Time moves so fast my children. Getting to explore the world with their eyes and spreading light to the world. My slender body does begin shedding much more. But I guess it is natural as a being." she is an old forest snake deemed royalty during her early times. With a silky texture and robe of her neck, many respect her words like ‘Mother Nature’ … a grass type of Nobility.
"Thank you for everything Serperior." Cinccino enjoyed her company many times before. But time tells her that she has to carve out her new path.
“No problem my child. All the days that I had with you three are truly memorable.” After giving her orders to her loyal guard, Bisharp, she passed them an egg of an eerie color mixed with a load of pure white and yellow paintings randomly scattered. “Before you go, I had one more request for you my children. Come closer and see this egg.”
The two young adult pokemon inspected the egg. Cinccino is admiring its color while Lucario finds its mystery mystifying. Mieshao is astounded.
“Ain’t this thing just beautiful? Life itself is the ultimate gift to us by Arceus. Right now, it looks like my body age is saying that I must return to the planet. I knew my limits. I decided to leave this upcoming child to you.” Using her leafy tail, she placed the egg under Cinccino’s arms. As much as she wants to talk, she’s speechless.
“Mienshao. Guide them when they get lost. You are their strongest and understanding friend. One who knows more about the tasks ahead. I’m certain that their baby will seek wisdom from you too.”
“But … Serperior. I … uh … I still have … much to learn from-“her lips were sealed by the elderly’s bushy tail. Just one nod from her only made things more confusing to Mienshao.
“I already gave you everything that you need. The rest is up to you. You decide your path.” Then she let her tail falter to the ground. She knew well that Mienshao is an experienced young adult unlike Lucario and Cinccino.
“Lucas. Never forget everything I told you before. Some things are only found through a journey and experience. So does your child who needs your love and wisdom. You will be their figure someday. Be a good husband to your wife. And be a good example of a father to your child.”
“I will your highness.” She finds it funny that Lucario cannot let go of his zealous attitude to people he already trust. She can only giggle.
“Oh Lucario. I told you to stop calling me your highness!”
“But you are royalty. Right?” he only got a weak slap from his wife.
“Lucario, soften up!” just seeing that adorable Chinchilla did make her wish that she can relive her younger days as a queen from her old kingdom.
“Cinccino, the child and Lucario will always come looking for you and ‘your loving person’. You will be the light and soul of your child. Lucario could not have known himself if it wasn’t for your love to him.” Seeing her blush did give her a tear as she remembers her knight in shining armor many years before. “So be a good mother and work together with your husband.” Just as she finished, the little mother just cried tears all over her leafy snake body.
“Oh mom! I’ll miss you so much! I promise you that I will make you proud once my child grows up. I’ll be the best mother that my child will ever have!”
“You already made me proud, little mom.” It left a ‘huh?’ to her ‘pet’ as she wraps a bit of herself to the normal type pokemon. “Your marriage to him is the ultimate achievement you showed. I believe … this egg deems you worthy to be a mother.”
“It’s time my children. Goodbye. I’ll always be inside your hearts.” For Serperior, seeing her children leave for a new journey is both painful and joyful. As she hears her children’s final farewell, it tears her with flow of joy.
Lucas does look approachable on how the egg gives him a mystery to what pokemon will their child be. Who knows, "If our child ends up with a Minccino, I think my sugar can relate to it. But who knows if it was my younger species? I could be its closest relative. A Riolu whose mother is a Cinccino. We can have ‘quite a tale’ years later.”
“Thinking about your child huh Lucas?” from her experience with Mienshao, some of the young men like her serene sense of mind and physique. Just because of her lad looks doesn’t mean she can’t handle fights on her own; even if it was against Lucario. That one challenge with Lucario, as a riolu way back then, before made him flinched as how tough she was. Heck, Cinccino regretted playing arm wrestling with her while she was a Mienfoo back then and she was a Minccino too.
“You really are anticipating what your baby will be huh? Don’t forget that I’ll be your kid’s aunt. But don’t lay down the raising for me. Okay?”
“I will.” He knew what she meant since his first friend was her.
“I admit that it’s going to take some time for me to get to the same level like yours Mienshao.” For Cinccino, the young short heightened mother, Mienshao had to do all the petting for her. She can play a bit grown up at times. But her childish-side seems to take over her. “Who knows how I can fare with a living child?”
“I’m sure that we can make it well together sweetheart.” Lucas carried me along with the egg. Just being within his embrace makes her feel protected. Just like how Serperior told her story about Samurott, her knight in shining armor she fell in love as a Snivy back then.
“Lucas, the egg! It’s hatching!” She is amazed that her child is now close to coming out.
“What will my child be?” Cinccino is now deep in thought as time slows down.
As the shells of the egg shatter, a soft and young voice echoes to the couple. It is a wonderful child. “It’s a … Jirachi! A young baby boy.” And different their child for Cinccino really is different. Who knew … what seems like Arceus gift to them seems more than just a great responsibility? They hold an irreplaceable treasure.
“Jirachi. From what Serperior told us, he is fairly small but much smaller as of now. That starry crown does look cute with the blue papers on top of each tip. His stream like wings and wing like arms seems to cover his little third eye.” Mienshao does adore her child’s adoration to his mommy.
“Mama?” young baby Jirachi seems to shiver. Add that with a grumbling baby stomach
“Are you feeling cold my baby?” As Cinccino loosened some of her scarf like coat of fur, she wraps her little baby’s body with it. The young baby seems cozy to lay down in comfort of his mother’s bosom and loving arms. Using her right paw, she digs up some gummies that she saved up during her adventures before. After a bit of shuffling through her assorted gummis, she found the right colors for him. She recalled from Serperior that she once served the previous Queen Jirachi of a faraway kingdom. That time she recalls the queen kept peeking and calling to Serperior’s mind when she was still a Servine Maid.
Cinccino helps on serving her newborn child some Gold Gummis: a favorite color of Psychic types. After two bites, little Jirachi fell asleep out of tiredness. Just hearing the heartbeat of its mother soothes him never to end.
They travel through the forest road as if they are now taking their first steps to truly explore the world.
“Cinccino. Remember the times where we used to roam around Nomalia Town before?” Lucario points out the forest.
“I do, who knows … we could find one of the missing marks we placed on the trees.” Cinccino recalls using her own paw covered in Cheri Berry red to place a stamp on her tree.
“I surely remember that day you got your own paw wounded. You are still a Minccino at the time.” Mienshao giggles. Oh how she wants to relive it again.
“Hey. Don’t bug me with that. It’s like that time you whined at me for being the first one to evolve. You are still a Mienfoo at the time.” Little girls do snicker.
“Okay enough of these silly talk girls. Don’t bicker like you two usually do before.” Lucario, just like what he always do as a Riolu before, settle the fights with the two. He had to admit this little talk of theirs were the things that annoyed him. At last the bickering problem was resolved and everyone’s happy. Right now, they are having their first steps exploring the massive plains.
“So Lucario. Where are we?” Cinccino asked while she sings a lullaby to baby Jirachi.
“I think we are at Skyward Wing Valley.” As Mienshao finishes, everyone looks at the huge horizon of open fields in awe. As if pokemon who loves running, like the common Rapidash and Zebstrika, will be free from the constrictions of life. There are some caves and patches of trees on some places on the valley whenever pokemon needed shelter like the common Mandibuzz and Hoppip, four rivers make a unique source of life invigorating, two lakes where few water types tend to enjoy the view or reside, and Importantly, a mountain full of forests and caves. Alas, Jirachi was reaching out everything in sight.
Wait … is that … a blink of light? While others enjoyed the view, something catches baby Jirachi’s attention. But what is it? The baby tried nudging but mommy felt him move.
“Baby Chi? Something wrong?” indeed, a nickname Cinccino made up for her baby. Seeing him loosen up a bit gave her a thought that he is shivering. She did the same thing to him again by comforting him with her warm fur. “Don’t worry Jirachi. Mommy and daddy are here for you.”
Mommy and daddy are right. Jirachi just loves to be with them. And he just focused his attention to mama, papa, and the big wonderful valley.
“So where should we travel next?” Cinccino asks as Lucario was flipping the map.
There he points his left arm to a nearby cave. “There is a cave if we climb down the road.” He closed the map and smiles at the baby. “Who knew Nomalia Town, our home, was on a mountaintop?” he gave Jirachi a gentle pet on the head. Seeing him so happy makes him also happy.
The walk on the mountain was gladly smooth and kind. Even if a group of pokemon are bringing heavy things will find it comfortable. Halfway on their journey, they make a pit stop on a nearby house of a residing pokemon. A well-constructed house made of wood and stone. Cinccino made the knock.
“Hello? Is anybody here?”
After waiting for a few seconds, a pink pokemon has opened the door for them. An Oval round like pokemon with two-thirds of its body covered in pink and its lower parts are white minus its pink feet. It is also holding an egg on its pouch quite like how Cinccino is carrying Jirachi wrapped on her fur. But it does have some loose white fur that makes it look like pieces of Swanna feathers. “Oh hi there! What brings you three visitors here? Need to rest after a long trip?”
“Well then. Come in.” the generous pokemon gave them a nice seat on a campfire with a few wall pictures . “So, who are you guys? My name is Blissey. But others call me Bliss for making others so happy.” But another voice interludes.
“Blissey! Our last night patient is getting on my nerves.” It is another pokemon like Blissey. But instead of black eyes, it has blue eyes. It holds some curly hair hanging on its ears. The sides of its body are pink while the middle belly and back are mocha white in color. Add that the Fluffy white tail behind her. “Oh my. More travelers?”
“Yep. More of them. Guests, meet my companion Audino.” Blissey smiles.
“Oh goodie! A travelling family is not what I had in mind to see!” as Audino looks to Jirachi, “Ohhhh!! Aaaawwwwwhhh! You got a cute baby!” just seeing baby Chi laugh, everyone else laughed. It only takes another stomach ‘grumble’ from Lucario to tell that it’s lunch time.
“Sorry about that madam. Is it okay if we could have a meal with you two?” Lucas of course does the over politeness of his. At least this shuts up Cinccino on how too zealous Lucario could be.
“Well … okay.” Bliss brought them all to the living room. With a comfty haystack sofa, everyone ‘ooofffs’ as they seat back with relaxation. Seeing all of the well-crafted flowers in clay pots and seeing through the open windows.
“Can anyone else help us cook our meal? We need a ‘Plusle and Minun’s pompom’ here.” As the pink chubby, bushy tailed pokemon, Mienshao giggles at that riddle. “Plusle and Minun’s Pompom”. A popular term for a ‘helping hand’.
“Sure.” With Mienshao helping Bliss and Audino, Lucario and Cinccino are spending family time with baby Chi.
“So what brings you guys down here from Nomalia?” Audino was making some Nanab soup as she applied a bit of Sitrus Juice.
“We are travelling the world.” Mienshao on the other hand was frying some steamed Remoraid. “Why are you two living here instead of Nomalia on top of the mountains?”
“Well, we did it for our tastes. The scenery, the pokemon travelling this route, there’s beauty to them.” While Blissey sets up the Iapapa Dip, Mienshao flipped the stick where the Fried Remoraid is cooked just right.
I remember Serperior giving me massages while I was still a minccino. I just find it relaxing as if that sense of comfortable touch removes all of the pain. Just how Serperior massaged me, I did the same thing to baby chi using a soft paw of mine; I touched his small starry forehead and applied a little press to it. It makes him happy by his cute little cries of joy. I continued doing this to my sweet little child of wonder. What a smooth pokemon he was to touch.
“Meema?” Chi looked not just at me. I noticed my sweetheart’s paw joining over mine.
“Can papa help you relax my child?” he whispered to him. Baby chi replied with a little nod and giggles faintly. I lead the way of massaging not only his small head but also his little arms too. His paws look so small with only three fingers with a wider arm that makes me think of wings. Plus his legs and feet are way smaller than my previous form. Going to his body, we decided that each of us split the side of our baby’s body. He took left and I took right of his little body. It makes me feel a bit funny but feeling his heartbeat gives me a soothing feeling. Until, our paws joined together on top of one another right in the middle of his belly. We can see baby Jirachi falling to sleep, so we took a chance to meditate ourselves and gave each other a kiss. It really is wonderful. I’m used to be an independent girl who disliked having a family. But I learned most of the good things through Serperior. Of course I wasn't content about her wisdom at that time. Until, my first child gave me a smile and a laugh of joy, he changed everything for me. Just like how Lucario and I got married, though he evolved during our marriage kiss way back home. I just hope I don’t regret this promise.
For our lady chefs residing over the kitchen, they began placing all of the wooden plates on the round table. Unlike an ordinary wooden bowl, a wooden plate would only come from pokemon dedicated to wooden craftsmanship. The Shiftry and Sceptile families are well known examples. Other pokemon are far from popular to in between.
“Why are you joining on your little sister’s journey when she has someone accompanying her?” Audino asks.
“I am her older sibling since I don’t have much to do at Nomalia town.” Mienshao admits. But both doctors are admired by something more valuable than the positioning of their lunch and kitchenware. “Uhhh … Hello?” Both were eyes on bubble upon seeing a wonderful sight of a legendary baby pokemon in the hands of two young adult pokemon hugging together, Cinccino and Lucario and the young legendary pokemon, Jirachi.
“Oh my Gosh! They look so adorable together!” sure enough the 2 doctors squealed, not wanting to wake them both up.
“They remind me of our grandparent’s old mentor’s heroes!” Bliss giggles that she nearly dropped porcelain from the closet. She should be lucky Mienshao has long arms that caught it early.
“If only we could find our destined partners someday.” Both doctors sighed in wonder.
Just as the peaceful moment lasts, a break in occurs by a monkey whose hair is on fire that tempts to burn the house down. Also, it seems to wear some yellow knuckles or armor on the joints of its body. A white body hair style wraps its legs, the upper torso, and some parts of its face. The tail, thighs, and arms are brown like colored too. But its fingers and toes are blue.
“Oops! My bad! Sorry to disturb yo drama moment ma ladies. But this guy’s gettin hungry after having a swing outside!” The monkey said. But baby chi cried while walking up its parents. He approached closer to the young couple who are still quite groggy from their sleep. Baby Chi is still terrified of him.
“Oh. You two are the new guests huh. What a cute lill wuzzy baby you two got-“ Until he got a paw slap from Cinccino. “OWW! MISS, did you that to me?”
“Nononono! It wasn’t me!” Cinccino was startled as she caught this unwanted expression.
“Ey hey blue husband. Better do something with yo-“ of course, another slap from Lucario this time. “Uhhh… WILL YOU TWO STOP-“until he received two slaps from both parents “OWWW! What did I even do to both of you? I’m just your country travelin - WhoA!” Whatever or WHOEVER WAS playing tricks with him will pay!
“YO! IF YA DON’T PUT ME DOWN NOW I MAY AS WELL MAKE A-“he fell down on the floor.
“Ooofff!” with animated look for ‘SPLAT!!’ of course. Both parents now see the mess their baby did, though Cinccino witnessed her baby waving its arms while their interlude is flying above the house.
“There there baby chi. Calm down now. Don’t use meema to play tricks with him.” Mama said to baby chi. Baby Jirachi laughs at the sight of their guest in taters on the floor, while the two country girls are giggling at the funniest scene they ever seen.
“We’re very sorry that-“ Lucario was cut off.
“Nape. Nape’s the name ‘cause I’m an Infernape.” Nape says it rhythmically.
”Seems ya both raising something ya don’t see evryday. Not to mention, some baby who’s playing innocent and control both o ya to make fun o me.” He was staring at the baby still laughing at him. Both Cinccino and Lucario are quite disappointed for the mess they did. Not to mention, they haven’t even educated him enough.
“Ey hey! Don’t ya two feel down!” He turned around where Mienshao and the doctors at the doorway of their kitchen. “AND WOULD YA TREE GET YO FOOD DONE! I’M A STARVIN!” They left and dealt with it soon. Until he turns back to the young family, “I don’t blame ya so badly since you two looked too young to raise a lill critter. Let alone an elusive critter I’ve nevah seen befo.” All little Jirachi did was pout at Nape for his rap talk. “Man Imma hungreh…”
Instantly, Lucario and Cinccino learned as long as someone makes him cry, he’ll make fun of that pokemon. If only Jirachi is not so naughty.