Just finished the next chapter, my longest yet also I've started a PM list if anyone's interested
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Chapter 5 - Blankelet Towns Tournament: A Mysterious Encounter
The shining sun shun through the transparent glass and touched Jay and Eevee's sleeping faces. They both slowly awoke, yawning and rubbing their tired eyes.
"This is it Eevee." Jay told Eevee in his soft and sleepy voice, "the tournament is today, we need to show everyone what we can do. Me, you, and Magby!"
Eevee's small fluffy face dropped, disappointed with the last word. They both jumped out of bed and started to get ready, Jay unbuttoned his cotton pyjamas he got last Christmas from his mother, they were blue and white and also had images of little Slakoths sleeping on them. He put on his casual attire and strolled down stairs to the Pokemon centres lobby. Jay sat down on the red leather sofas that were available for use and had a look around the centre. It was packed, full of trainers Jay assumed to be taking part in the tournament, people were pushing and shoving, trying to make sure their Pokemon were healthy enough.
A young boy was standing in the middle of the all the commotion, looking cool and staying calm. He slowly strutted his way over to the fine sofa which Jay and Eevee were relaxing on and took a seat, a little too close to Jays liking. His pale face seemed as long as a Bronzong, and having stretched sea blue hair that defied gravity didn't seem to help the matter either. Jay tried to resist but his curious eyes wanted to stare for longer, they crept their way to the boys belt, covered in studs but with also a Pokeball here and there. The boy caught Jay having a look and tugged on his black leather jacket that seemed a tad too small for him.
"I see you like my clothing." The teenage boy smugly said. "I made it myself."
Jay was wondering why he was telling him this information.
Jay nodded and formed a fake smile, "wow, it's... Um, very... Nice! Yeah! Very nice it is."
Eevee rolled her eyes as she found Jays response amusing.
"The names Damien, and well... You probably won't wanna forget it."
Jay couldn't distinguish whether Damien was being serious or just joking about, so Jay gave another awkward smile.
Damien slowly moved his eyes, side to side awaiting a response, he soon realised he wasn't going to get one.
"I'm guessing you're here to take part in the tournament too?" Damien asked in a much more friendlier tone than before.
"Of course! After that I can have a battle with Blanca, this towns gym leader!" Jay got all excited and his voice became excessively louder.
"Blanca? I heard she's going to be the one refereeing the matches, she brings a lot of tourists to this town ya know, people come from all over the region to hear her lullabies."
"They are heavenly," Jay mumbled as he started to recap Blanca's performance that took place yesterday.
Damien looked lost, as did Eevee.
Jay snapped out from his small flashback, his supple cheeks began to envelop a deep pink.
"Oh sorry, I was just thinking of... Ermm, turnips!" Jay looked down in disappointment, he knew that all of these years of knowing Professor Blossom leaded up to that one awkward answer.
Damien scratched his spiked navy hair and gave a smile, showing all his crystal white teeth.
"Turnips? That's nice, I guess. Well I have to get going, as I don't want to be late for the tournament, I'll catch ya later Jay."
Damien lifted from the sofa with force, then strutted out from the Pokemon centre and into the colourless town. Jay and Eevee soon followed, whilst on their way to Blankelet towns annual tournament they came across a wanted poster. It was attached to a elegant rose white lamppost that shot straight up into space. Jays eyes scrolled straight back down from the lamp and took position reading the wanted poster.
'WANTED; Alexis Stain (aka: The Grey Lady, Shranka or Miss Titanny) master thief, currently has her hands on 'Frenzy Bulb" a rare painting that's been stolen from Mapel City's Art Gallery. Unfortunately we can not offer you a picture due to her disguises, but she has been seen with grey savvy hair, and usually carries a silver wand with a purple orb situated on the end. We hope you can all be of service. - Duskfall Police'
Jay informed Eevee on the poster. "That's the woman Eevee, Alexis Stain. We should be careful."
Jay and Eevee soon came to the west side of town, it was much different than the rest of the environment. There was an old styled stadium situated in the middle of a fresh and luscious green field, they proceeded to enter. The stadium resembled a white castle, only more round, inside however everything was much more modern. Jay and Eevee continued to walk through the stadium, seeing many trainers on their way, they escorted themselves to the sign up desk. Whist waiting in the queue Jay felt a cold breath travel from the bottom of his neck to the beginning of his shaggy hair. It was a case of deja-vu.
"Ahhhhh!" Jay fell to the ground, landing on his helpless Eevee.
"Hahahahaha! Ok, so I should of totally filmed you that time!" An eager and excited voice said.
Jay looked up to see a familiar face giggling at him.
"Clarissa! You're participating in the tournament? How've you been?" Jay asked, excited to hear what Clarissa had been up to.
"Well obviously i am participating, the harder you train, the stronger you get, everyone knows this." Replied Clarissa in a patronising tone.
Jay however did know this, hence the reason for entering.
"I've been good I suppose, Gastly has become so much stronger." She then looked down on Eevee like a disappointed mother would.
Clarissa then twirled her raccoon like pigtails round her rough fingers and gave a wink to Jay.
"I guess I'll see you on the field Jay, that's if you make it as far as I do"
Jay gave a small outburst of laughter, he then covered his mouth and replied sarcastically.
"I'll see you later Clarissa."
Clarissa proudly walked away, pouting her lips and flicking her hair velvet hair as she strutted. Jay and Eevee looked at each other with comical facial expressions, trying hard not to laugh as she was easily offended.
Jay and Eevee finished signing up and headed to the field, the huge plasma screen near the far end of pitch lit up. Jay saw a picture of his face in a little box on the monitor, along with fifteen other faces, Clarissa's was there, as was Damien's. Jay took a seat with the other contestants in the stand, he eyed up his competition. Fierce looking trainers awaited him, he could see the determination in their eyes, the odour of confidence filled the stands. Jay then focused his attention back onto the monitor, when he could see two figures strolling onto the field. It was Blanca, and the very same Butler that greeted Jay only yesterday. The Butler scurried to the middle of the pitch, holding his microphone firmly.
"Ladies and gentlemen! Hello, and welcome to this years annual Blankelet towns Pokemon battle tournament!" The butler shouted as he showed of his wide and energetic smile.
"This year, Blanca; the gym leader of Blankelet town will be refereeing, and I, well I, will be the announcer!"
The crowded stadium cheered with excitement.
"If you would kindly pay close attention to the screen, as it will now show who will be facing who in round one!"
Jays eyes quickly diverted away from Blanca and the butler, and swivelled their way towards the big plasmatic square. Jays face popped up first, and opposite lied Damien's. Jays first opponent would be Damien, the smug chap who he had only just talked to about twenty minutes ago. By the time Jay had stopped thinking about Damien, and what kind of Pokemon he may have, the monitor had already stopped showcasing the rivals and it was time to begin.
Jay and Eevee moved towards their location, as did Damien, Blanca swiftly moved in too, taking her position. Blanca eagerly awaited for them to take position and as soon as they did her deep eyes slowly squinted.
"Ooooookaaaay! Round one between Jay and Damien will now begin!"
Damien gave a sinister grin, "let's go! Drowzee!"
Damien threw his Pokeball into the air and unleashed a dopey looking Drowzee.
"Drowzee huh? Alright, Magby, time for some experience!"
Eevee stared at Jay with a disappointed face, and then swirled her little head sideways. Magby then arouse, ready for battle, he turned round to Jay nervously as he wasn't quite sure what to do.
"It's ok Magby, we'll take this slowly!" Jay reassured.
Magby then twisted round and stared out his oppenent. Flames sparked in his eyes, like anger from his soul.
"I guess I'm gunna' have to make a start or I don't think we'd ever begin, ha ha ha." Said Damien, making a mockery of Jay and Magby.
"Drowzee! Kick things of with pound!"
"Drowwwwww!" Drowzee stumbled towards Magby, not with much speed but more with spirit.
"Magby, use smokescreen!"
Black smoke hurled out from Magbys mouth, levitating and blowing straight for Drowzee, the smoke surrounded Drowzee like the cocoon surrounds the caterpillar.
"Oh bother, Drowzee, get out of there and use confusion!" Damien commanded.
Drowzee tumbled out from the dark smog and did a little roly-poly as he descended out. Damien was embarrassed by the action but Drowzee on the other hand seemed kinda' happy with himself.
"Drow, Drow... Drowzeeeee!" Drowzee then stuck out his sausage like arms and pointed them at Magby. An aura began to form near the defenceless Pokemon.
"Maaaaaaa" Magby shouted as he was being levitated into the air.
As nervous as Jay was he kept his cool and didn't let it show.
"Stay strong Magby! Ember!"
Magby's floated body stood upright and shot small red flames at Drowzee, it was a direct hit! The little lave plumes struck Drowzee right in the face, putting Drowzee of from his concentration, the result was Magby falling from five feet in the air and landing on his head. Both Pokemon looked tired, each with small droplets of sweat trickling down their foreheads. The next attack would be the finishing move, the decider, the final stand. As soon as both Pokemon was standing either trainer wasted no time in commanding the next attack.
"Drowzee! Finish this with pound!"
"Magby, jump then use smog!"
Both Pokemon rushed towards each other, both determined to succeed in winning. Drowzee's arm thumped forward towards Magby, but he was too soon. Magby jumped straight up into the air, flipped so his face was facing Drowzee and spurted poisons smog below him. Drowzee was soon enveloped by the vapour whist Magby was using the pressure to stay afloat. After much gas crashing on to Drowzee he finally gave in, and crashed to the floor. Damien's face was disappointed, Eevee's face was shocked but Jays face was ecstatic with happiness. Blanca became interested in the battle, the way Magby used his power to achieve the outcome.
"Drowzee is unable to battle, Magby wins!"
The crowd cheered at the victorious, as did Blanca. Magby ran up to Jay and leaped onto his leg whilst Damien returned his Drowzee and left the stadium with out saying goodbye.
"You did it Magby! Wow! We won, you was utterly amazing!" Jay told Magby as he was dangling from Jays leg.