Since this isn't the first part of my story, rather a prequal to the Johto region, I'd better give you a description of my character, Nareta, since it's only found in the original story (which isn't finished). Light brown hair, and dark brown eyes. A red shirt and black jeans with a white bandana. Her bangs hang out of her bandana and lightly lay off to the right and defy gravity by not laying on her face. Tell me what you think!
Fushigiso (Fushigisou) - Ivysaur
Gorudakku (Golduck) - Golduck
Erekiddo (Elekid) - Elekid
Pijon (Pidgeon)- Pidgeotto
Sutoraiku (Strike) - Scyther
Abokku (Arbok)- Arbok
Raichu - Raichu
Ootachi (Ootachi)- Furret
Batoru Feizu - Battle Phase
Monster Ball - Poke Ball
Shinji - Paul
The hot Sun beat down on my Raichu and me, causing us to sweat and pant in exhaustion. "Cha," Raichu nearly fell off my shoulder. I could see its desperation for something to drink. Reaching into the side pocket of my backpack, I tried to find a canteen or water bottle; unfortunately, there was nothing in the water bottle I had. Knowing I had to get water somehow, I grabbed a Monster Ball and flicked it up in the air with my wrist tiredly. A dark blue Pokémon with a yellow bill, a red dot on its forehead, and webbed toes popped out, flexing its muscles before calling its name.
"Duck?" It looked around, noticing that no other Pokémon were around. I held the bottle out in front of its mouth.
"Please. . Fill it up," I begged in a zombie-like tone that made Gorudakku nervously fill the bottle with a Water Gun attack. Some of the water overflowed, falling down the sides of the container and on my hand, which felt absolutely lovely. I brought the inviting mouth of the bottle up to my lips, only to have snatched away from me by my Raichu.
"Rai!" It gulped down more than half of the bottle, smiling in its content.
"Hey!" I yelled, grabbing the bottle back and taking down the rest of the liquid. Gorudakku shook its head after it was covered in the red light of its Monster Ball, turning into energy and disappearing beside the Monster Ball's protective walls. "Thank you, Gorudakku, return," I gave the Monster Ball a small peck before putting it away, "well, I feel better. How about you, Raichu?"
Raichu looked over at me and smiled, but then frowned soon after, lowering its ears, "Raichu. ."
"I know, I know. . We need a vacation," I sighed, scratching my head as I continued walking. My eyes closed, I would just be thankful if I could take a little snooze. Suddenly, a loud noise burst through the silence, almost hurting my ears. It sounded like a boat horn. After covering my ears, I opened my ears to see an average-sized, white boat in a dock in the town ahead. On the back, it said in red "Target Cruise, Let All Your Worries Fall Into The Water".
Although I didn't like the slogan much, I most definitely liked the word 'cruise'. "Target Cruise?" I paused for a moment, assessing the situation. As I said, my Pokémon and I need a vacation. However, I felt as if a little training was in order. Still, that cruise was sounding better and better. "I'm in!" I jogged over to the boat, almost making Raichu fall off my shoulder. As soon as I made it to the boat, I saw an attendant just standing in front of the opening to get on the deck.
"Excuse me, sir, but do we need tickets to get on this boat?" I asked him. He looked down at me, tipping his blue and black hat, "yes, ma'am, ya do."
He went on to look at the tickets of a family of four and their two Pokémon. The ticket was orange and, in red, big lettering, it said "Target Pass". Quickly, I hurried toward the stores, stopping a man and his Abokku who had the Target Pass. "Excuse me, but where did you get that ticket?" I asked curiously.
"I bought it off some old lady in the shop and sold it out! Yahoo!" He yelled in his hype, running off toward the boat and kicking up dust in the process.
"Oh, my," I stated, blinking in amazement at how fast he could run right before reality hit, ". . . Sold out!?" I pulled on my dark brown hair, rushing around store after store to see if they had a ticket for me. Unfortunately, every place I went to was completely sold out.
"Sold out, sold out, sold out," I sighed, leaning against the last store I went to, "damn, I'm so sick of hearing those words. ." Raichu pat my head, trying to assure me that it was no big deal. Before I gave up the search, a ticket popped out in front of my face. Grunting, I looked to see who was holding it. A boy with purple hair and a look on his face that said 'stay away from me or else' was holding the ticket. Beside him, there was an Erekiddo.
"Here," he said, waving it at me. I hesitantly took it from him, but was glad that I did.
"What do you want for it?" I asked, thinking there was a catch.
"Nothing," he continued to make his way to the boat, "I had an extra." I stood there, staring at the ticket for a moment before realizing the boy was way ahead of me.
"Hey, wait up!" I called, running up next to him, "I didn't even get your name. My name's Nareta." I introduced myself, waiting for him to do it as well.
"Mine's Shinji," he replied after a few moments of silence.
"Bri, Bri!" Erekiddo introduced itself, staring at my Raichu with a blush on its face.
"Rai, Raichu," Raichu smiled at Shinji-kun.
"All aboard!" The attendant I had talked to earlier called. Shinji-kun and I rushed to the boat, Erekiddo following quickly afterward. We hopped onto the closing railway, flashing our tickets right before it closed. Everyone but Raichu landed on their feet, whereas Raichu landed on its stomach after falling from my shoulder when I jumped. Giggling, I picked it up and looked around. "Wow, there's less people here than I thought there would be."
"That's because these tickets are expensive. There's probably only about 200 people aboard. Mine was more of a discount and a buy one get one free deal," Shinji-kun explained. Without a word, I looked at the ticket. On it, in black, small writing, it said 'Suite 196'. I, also, tried to sneak a peak at Shinji-kun's. "I'm going to Suite 195." He said, putting the ticket away.
"So we have Suites, a swimming pool, a training arena for Pokémon," I said, pointing to the other things I saw, "what else?"
"There's a hot spring down below the deck, one for people and one for Pokémon. There's also a buffet. All of it is completely free," Shinji-kun stated, walking toward the door on the deck.
"W-Wait up!" I ran after him, catching up just as he opened the door. Inside, there were a few doors. It was Suite one through twenty. At the back of the hallway, there were stairs, which led to Suite twenty-one through forty. After that came Suit forty-one through sixty, and another door that led to the buffet. At Suit eighty-one through one hundred, there was a longer hallway that led to the hot springs. Finally, at the bottom were Suites 180 through 200. Shinji-kun and I went into our separate rooms.
In my room, the carpets were a bright red, while the it complimented the rug with pink, white, and red wallpaper designs. The bed was just a plain white. Another thing that caught my eye was a mini Pokémon Center on the desk to the left of the room.
I placed down my backpack, only to hear an announcement over the intercom in the hallway. "Remember, there is a Pokémon battling contest in ten minutes. All trainers who want to cooperate, please report to the stadium on the deck."
"Contest? Hell yeah!" I yelled, completely psyched about the contest. I ran over to the mini PC, grabbing a few Pokémon from it and placing some back. "I'll take Fushigiso, keep Gorudakku, put back Sutoraiku," I mumbled to myself, finishing up the team that I thought would be unbeatable. "Let's go, Raichu!" Grabbing Raichu, I rushed out the door and toward the stadium, kicking up dust on the perfectly clean floor.
In a flash, I was at the stadium; I ran to the nearest person I saw. She seemed like a chaperone. "Excuse me, ma'am, but do you know where to sign up for the contest?" I asked the blonde lady.
"Right here," she smiled, holding out a clipboard with a list of names on it. There seemed to be about fifty, and I was about to be the fifty-first.
"We will be announcing the line up in a few minutes! Please, just remain calm until we give you the okay!" She informed the rowdy crowd of Pokémon trainers, taking the clipboard up to the captain of the ship. The judge, a muscular man who seemed like a life guard more than a judge of Pokémon battles, set up a large chair and sat in it, taking a megaphone with him.
I started looking around, searching for and analyzing any possible opponent. Then a certain purple-haired boy with a mean attitude had caught my light brown eyes. "Shinji-kun!" I called, running over to him, "are you participating, too?"
"No way. This is a vacation. I'm just here to watch," he sat in an open beach chair, getting a front row seat to the battles. I was about to sit next to him, when Raichu stole the chair.
"All right! The first two trainers are. . Nareta and Hakuyo!" The judge yelled, taking the clipboard from the ship's captain. My anger toward Raichu was overcome by excitement. I absolutely couldn't wait for Shinji-kun to see my Pokémon. But still. . It was hard to believe that I even really cared.
"Yeah!" I heard a male voice yell through the crowd as a boy with messy brown hair and green eyes stepped onto the stage. He looked like he just went swimming, seeing as how he was only in yellow swim trunks. I, too, walked to the arena, and stood on the other side.
"These battles are two-on-two battles! Whoever knocks out their opponent's two Pokémon is the winner! No substitutions! Also, you can use any of your six Pokémon for each different battle. Ready!?" The judge explained. Both the boy and I looked at the judge, nodding our heads.
"Begin!" He thrust his arms into the air. The battle was underway.
I grabbed a Monster Ball from my belt, pressing the white button in the middle. "Fushigiso, batoru feizu," I flicked the Monster Ball into the air with my wrist and fingers. "Fushi!" It called, doing a few flips before landing gracefully on the ground.
"Pijon, go!" Hakuyo excitedly threw his Monster Ball out onto the field, making his Pijon come out to battle. I caught the smaller version of my Monster Ball, as did he, putting it under my belt.
"Fushigiso, Razor Leaf!" I commanded. Fushigiso did so, shooting sharp leaves at the bird Pokémon. Pijon dodged the attack, only to go into a Wing Attack like its owner told it to.
"Fushigiso, sidestep!" Fushigiso bounced off to the side, eluding the attack, "now use Stun Spore!" Fushigiso, from the back, nebulized a Stun Spore attack out of its budding bulb. Pijon didn't have time to dodge it, and was ultimately hit, becoming paralyzed, even if it were only for a little while.
"Headbutt," I smirked. Fushigiso ran, full force, at the stunned bird, striking its stomach with its stern skull. "Pijo!" Pijon screeched, flying backwards and slamming against the slide on the pool behind us. It slid down the slide, unable to continue the confrontation.
"Pijon is unable to battle. Fushigiso wins the first round!" The judge called through his megaphone.
"Pijon, return! Go, Ootachi!" Hakuyo threw his Ootachi's Monster Ball into the field after returning his hurt Pijon.
"Fushigiso, use Vine Whip," I said, knowing this battle would be a piece of cake. Fushigiso projected its long, green vines, standing on its hind legs with get better perception. It tried to grab the Ootachi, but the Ootachi was commanded to dodge. Fushigiso then veered its vines, latching onto the Ootachi.
"Now use SolarBeam!" Fushigiso charged up its SolarBeam with the Sun, brining in noticeable white particles into its bulb. "Release!" I held my fingers like a gun, shooting as I shouted at Fushigiso with my thumb. Fushigiso quickly got back on all fours, winging a weighty white beam at the defenseless Ootachi. Ootachi was quickly eliminated.
"Chi. ." Ootachi groaned as Fushigiso dropped it to the deck.
"Ootachi is unable to battle! Fushigiso wins round two, and the victory goes to Nareta!"
"So!" Fushigiso turned around, jumping into my arms.
"Way to go, Fushigiso!" I cheered, hugging it. Fushigiso smiled happily, giving my face a lick.
"Now will the trainers please leave the stage so the next rounds of battles begins," the judged informed. I went back over to Shinji-kun, moving Raichu out of the seat next to him and sitting down, still holding my Fushigiso. "Fushigiso, return, good job," I returned Fushigiso, putting its Monster Ball back on my belt.
I'll post up the second chapter once I see what you guys think!