I stood up on my four hooves and padded on the decomposing leaves, trying to source the sound in total darkness. As I got deeper into the forest, I saw a flickering flame dancing in the hollow midnight.
"Celebi, is that you? If it is, Stantler here, and keep that noise down! D'ya hear me?"
But noone answered. It wasn't Celebi, it couldn't have been. But many weird things can happen.
The rustling got louder and louder, creeping toward me like a silent snake. I was froze like a deer in headlights
"We gottem, haven't we? Legendary 'n all, 'e is. Sell 'im for a right fortune, we can."
"What was it again, Steve?"
"Jirachi, you dunce. Let's get outta 'ere before 'em policeguys are on our tails. Can't 'ave 'em take us to the Bailey, eh?"
"Jirachi! Rachi chi!" scre. eched poor Jirachi from the net he was confined in.
I dwelled on this scene the whole night. I couldn't think why a human would kidnap a Pokčmon like Jirachi. Only pure evil itself could hurt the little darling. But I had a morning to help that. As I thrashed about my bushy home, I couldn't help but think; What will they do with Jirachi? The ghastly possibilities danced around my head like a whirliwind. I had to do something. It was my duty.
Early the next morning I arose from my bush, tired and fatigued, but determined to find Celebi and question her on the matter.
"Celebi? Celebi, where are you? Please come here. I need a word."
Almost instantly Celebi swooped down from the emerald trees and landed at my hooves.
"What's the matter?" inquired Celebi
"Something terrible happened last night, Celebi. Two human men came and stole Jirachi by trapping her in a metal wire net."
"Oh dear! What are we going to do?! We have to get Jirachi back, pronto!"exclaimed Celebi, starting to swoop out of the forest on a desperate search.
"Wait, Celebi. Are you suggesting that I, Stantler, trek over the globe to try and find Jirachi?"
"Yes! Please, we've gotta! It's poor Jirachi's only hope!" PLEASE!" sobbed Celebi, noisily and angrily.
I couldn't bear to see poor Celebi like this. It was distressing, as Celebi is like a baby to me.
...Anyway I will not dwell on that. I am determined not to cry.
"Ok then. I'll come with you."
"We are gonna find Jirachi. Whether we have to trek the globe on all fours and search every city in the whole damn region, we are gonna FIND JIRACHI!"
And with that, we ran off into the wide world