This is one of my first fanfictions... Well, at least the first I actually finished a chapter of! So anyways, here is Dragons of Sinnoh! (Do I need a rating? Because if so it's about PG)
The morning was just beginning on that day of July 10th, the sun just barely rising over the tree-scattered horizon. It’s rays extended as far as the eye could see, casting a pale magenta glow over the small, yet peaceful, Twinleaf Town. The pebbles that provided a blanket to the dusty brown ground were reflecting the sunlight that they received to make the town shine.
Inside the southeast home, a boy was asleep in his bedroom in the attic. Sunlight was leaking into his room bathing it with cozy light. The boy’s blue blankets were pulled up to his chin and he had a fluffy green, Treecko patterned pillow under his head. In his room was a pale purple carpet with a diamond pattern around the edges covering a hardwood oak floor. His room consisted of a three-layered bookshelf, a PC atop a dark brown desk, a TV that looked like a plasma screen from the front, a Wii hooked to it, and a smoky gray nightstand with a green lamp and an alarm clock.
On the alarm clock read 7:59 in the morning, and it was ready to go off as soon as the time changed. Just as the boy seemed like he was going to wake up, the alarm went off with loud, high-pitched noises. He groaned, “Ugh, already?” Then he stretched his right arm up and shut off the alarm and just lay there for a bit. After a couple minutes he threw off his covers to reveal his pale green pajama pants with a plaid red and green T-Shirt that he had gotten for Christmas. He slipped his dark green slippers onto his tanned feet and walked to the staircase.
He slowly walked down the stairs first to his mom’s room on the second floor. It was totally abandoned and the bed was remade already showing that she had gotten up a while ago. Her room had a similar setup to his room except her nightstand was sky blue and her lamp was red as were her bed covers. Then he walked down the next flight of stairs to enter the living room.
Just as he stepped into the room he saw a banner hanging from the ceiling with writing in black and red marker that read, “Happy Tenth Birthday, Lucas!” He smiled and looked into the kitchen and saw his mom putting frosting on a vanilla cake. . Lucas licked his chapped lips and ran to the kitchen. His mom looked up and said, “Oh, good morning sleepyhead! Happy Birthday!”
Lucas smiled and noticed that his brown hair was ruffled when he saw his reflection in the gleam of the silver refrigerator. “Whatever. So, when do I get to go to Sandgem?” Lucas asked, eyes gleaming thinking of the journeys that he would begin today. A journey with his own Pokemon!
“Marcie said we could send you over as soon as you were ready. Jerry will go with you to Sandgem. But just Sandgem, got it?” explained his mother. Lucas nodded exasperatedly. He and his mom had been over the rules so many times. Don’t go anywhere except Sandgem, don’t fool around with trees, Pokemon, or people, and especially…
Don’t go in the tall grass.
That was the rule many of the parents said to their kids when they left without a Pokemon. It was incredibly dangerous, and exactly when you weren’t expecting it, a wild Pokemon would jump out and you could get hurt.
“You understand me, right?” she said. She wouldn’t bear losing her son when just a few years ago his father had a terrible incident.
Lucas nodded, and he put his backpack on the couch to check that he had everything. Inside was a book, map of the Sinnoh region, a change of clothes, pajamas, and other necessities. He also hooked his sleeping bag to his backpack then said, "Bye, mom! I---."
All of a sudden, his mom gasped, "Lucas, come look at this!"
Lucas ran to where his mom was standing, and right before their very eyes, was a news report on T.V. "Abe Marland here at Lake Acuity, where there has been a spotting of an unusual red Gyarados. Something in the waters of this Lake, and possibly this is the cause of the Gyarados retaining it’s red color from evolution. We could be discovering the cause of many cases of shiny Pokemon."
The screen then split into halves showing another reporter, sitting behind the news desk. The female other reporter asked, "Does this means that Lake Verity and Lake Valor have the same kind of water necessary?"
Then the guy said, after a pause of silence except the crackling of the camera recording him, "I would believe it's possible. Some scientists are heading over here and after their research, if this is true, they will head to the other two lakes."
Since the report was over, Lucas's mom shut off the TV. "Interesting..."
Lucas gazed at his mom, eyes wide, "Mom, before we go to Sandgem, can me and Jerry go to Lake Verity and check it out?"
His mom just stood there, and she looked down at her feet, eyes closed as she thought. Then she looked at him at eye level and explained, "Just as long as you don't get into any trouble, understood?"
Lucas nodded and hugged his mother before grabbing his backpack and rushing out the dark green door. Once outside he followed the path around his house and turned left to reach Jerry's house. Just as he was about to knock on their door, it swung open and a skinny, tall boy with big, crescent-shaped blond hair slammed into him with a THUD.
"Lucas? Oh, hey, did you see the news report on TV?" asked Jerry, green eyes narrowed as if he had a mischievous idea.
"The Gyarados one?"
"Yeah! That was so cool!" said Lewis excitedly, "I was thinking that we should check out Lake Verity. After all, it is worth a shot."
"That's fine, I already got permission from my mom," explained Lucas in confirmation.
"I'll fine you a one hundred thousand dollar fine if your late! Last one there's a rotten Exeggcute!" shouted Jerry, and Lucas’s scatterbrained rival ran off. But just as the boy reached the gate leading out of Twinleaf Town, he halted and spun. As he arrived back at the house he shouted in horror, “I forgot something! Hold on!”
Lucas just stared at the door as it slammed shut. All of a sudden, it opened again and he saw Marcie, Jerry’s brunette mother. “Oh, hi Lucas. What was all the commotion?”
“Um... He forgot something,” explained the ten-year-old.
“Well, come inside. There’s a breeze this morning, you shouldn’t be standing still out there,” suggested Marcie, gesturing her son’s friend into the warm, cozy house. Lucas nodded and walked in onto a weaved welcome mat. “You can go upstairs if you must. Go on, make yourself at home while you wait.”
Lucas slipped his shoes off, being polite, and ran up the stairs two flights to Jerry’s room. Once he arrived, he saw Jerry slipping a book in his backpack. He was completely unaware that Lucas was standing in the room. Lucas stared at the ransacked room. His mom had made him keep it clean, but Jerry was more carefree and laid-back, therefore his room was a disaster. It was hard to see the floor, Pokemon toys, clothes, and other things.
All of a sudden, Jerry became aware of Lucas’s presence in the room, and he spun around in horror. “Whoa, I told you to wait!”
“Your mom told me to come in. It wasn’t my idea,” explained Lucas, tip-toeing among the mess to the window of his friend’s room.
“Well, that’s fine...” grunted Jerry, zipping up his orange backpack and reattaching his sleeping bag. Then the boy perked up and flung his backpack over his shoulders, “I’m fining you one million dollars if you’re late!” Jerry zoomed out of the room, completely ignoring all of the stuff he stepped on. Lucas ran down the stairs as fast as he could without falling. Then he slipped on his shoes, and flung on his pack, and ran out the wide-open door from which Jerry had just exited.
Lucas tore down the path as fast as he could, and in a minute he caught up to Jerry at the gate. “So, Slowpoke, should we head to Lake Verity now?” asked Jerry, standing as if he had been waiting for hours, pretending to yawn and stretch.
“I guess, but just one look then we head to Sandgem,” explained Lucas strictly. If nobody was strict with Jerry, you weren’t going to get anywhere quick. Jerry just nodded and the two walked down into the small Route 201. In front of them was a jagged ledge, difficult to walk up, with trees in front, making it impossible to reach by just walking up to it.
They turned left, making their way to the Verity Lakefront. Once they turned again, they saw an opening in the trees with a sign in front of one of the trees. “Lake Verity,” read aloud Jerry, after he raced up to the sign with Lucas close behind.
“Well, no duh,” muttered Lucas, knowing that if he spoke too loud he would be in trouble. But his rival was so distracted that he didn’t notice the comment from Lucas.
“Let’s go, then,” said Jerry, leading the way into the small trail that brought them to the lake.
Lake Verity was a pure blue color, no pollution was visible in the water being able to see the deepest depths of the lake. Around the water was lush green, majority of it covered by woods. In the center, the very center, of the lake was a small cavern. Nobody really knew about what was inside the cave, not did anybody really care to find out. In front of the two boys, there was a pretty big area of grass right near the lake.
In the grass was a tall, broad shouldered, white haired man. He had a goatee and blue eyes. He may have been elderly, but he looked overpowering, and intimidating. He wore a white lab coat with a blue button up long sleeve shirt underneath. He wore long, slightly tattered long brown pants, with even darker brown shoes that had off white stripes on the top.
Next to him was a girl with long navy blue hair. She wore a white, triangular shaped hat with a pink, half Pokeball symbol on the front. She wore yellow barrettes in her hair and a black and pink mini dress. She wore knee-high white boots with pink soles and had a yellow fanny pack on. Her eyes were nearly a perfect match to her hair.
“Who are they?” whispered Jerry, pointing at the two who were observing the lake.
"I dunno. Researchers, I guess," responded Lucas with a shrug.
All of a sudden, the two must have realized the other two, because they turned around and faced the boys. "Well, Dawn, we should be going," said the man with a deep, booming voice. He began to walk forward and the girl named Dawn followed slowly.
It wasn't until the man reached him and said, "Pardon us, please," that the boys realized they were standing in front of the exit. The two boys stepped aside to allow the two through. As the girl passed by, she turned her head to glance at Jerry and Lucas, then followed the man out of the lakeside.
"Who are they?" asked Jerry again, staring out of the exit as the two faded out of sight. Jerry obviously wasn’t going to stop until he found out.
"I don’t know, let’s just check out the lake," explained Lucas, slightly impatient, and the two walked up to the lake.
All of a sudden, Jerry looked at the grass, "They left something!" Jerry grabbed his rival's wrist and began to drag him towards the grass.
"Whoa! Hold on!" gasped Lucas, yanking his hand out of Jerry's grasp. Jerry spun, bewildered, to face Lucas. "I'm not allowed to go into the grass!"
"Oh, come on! So what? We won't be too long, no Pokemon will come and attack us. We should just grab it and go catch up to them," explained Jerry, eyes narrowed. Lucas sighed and decided that he wanted to go in anyways, so he walked along with Jerry to where the briefcase was. Jerry grabbed it and looked at it.
"All right, we got it, let’s go!" said Lucas, getting panicky as he began to hear rustling from somewhere around them.
"Let’s see what’s in it first!" protested Jerry, laying the case down and began to flip the latches to open the case.
"Once---we---get---out---of---the---grass!" growled Lucas, the noises getting louder and louder. But Jerry remained oblivious to the sound and Lucas's warnings. All of a sudden, black creatures flew out towards them.
Close to getting a heart attack, Lucas yelled, "JERRY, WE HAVE TO GET OUT OF HERE!"