29th July 2010, 04:23 AM #46
Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
Thanks both of you for your feedback :D Gold is a bit Silver-like, though he isn't really villianous or evil, just more annoyed. We learn more about his attitude and why he is like that in a few stories :) And I have a lot of Pokemon twins in my series (they are just two eggs laid/made a few seconds apart). And there will be three very dramatic, epic battles near the end of the series: a tag battle, a league battle, and the winner takes on the toughest of them all...
Now for a really long part :D
The roar of the crowd and the boom of the commentator were deafening, but Kris barely noticed them as she stood in the tunnel, wearing her green tracksuit and breathing deeply. Her bag was back in the changing rooms, with the PokeBalls containing Eevee and Slugma at the bottom. Only three were on her at the moment: Bayleef, Noctowl and Mareep, and Kris hoped her girls pulled through. The sunlight was shining directly at them, the bright light glowing over the field and preventing anything from being made out. Kris looked at the other three contestants to see how they were: Gold looked tense and a bit pale, Chantelle was in a calm position, but her eyes were nervous, and Bill looked perfectly calm.
“Good luck.” Kris whispered, but all three ignored her. Suddenly, there was a blast of a horn, and the crowd fell silently so quickly Kris thought she’d gone deaf.
“And now, please put your hands together for today’s competitors;” The announcer boomed. “GOLD HARTLEY, CHANTELLE HARTLEY, KRIS SOUL AND BILL PEACOCK!” The crowd roared again, and Kris followed the others, and stepped out of the pitch.
As with the rest of the dome, Kris was amazed.
The stands were divided into four sections, and each one had different coloured seats: green, yellow, pink and blue. The stands towered over them, and some cast shadows onto different sections of the pitch. There were two television screens: one opposite between yellow and pink, and one directly above the tunnel. Kris was amazed at how many people were there: almost every single seat was filled, though their occupants were standing, shouting and chanting towards the athletes. Kris remembered it was the biggest sport in Johto, and smiled as now she was a part of it. But Kris got tired of looking at shirtless men, dancing women and over excited children, and she turned towards the actual field.
A brown-red running track ran around a pitch of fake green grass. The track had a squishy texture to it, while the grass looked rather papery. There was a moat between the track and the pitch, and Kris guessed stuff was stored there. A sandy area was off to the right of the dome, between green and yellow, and a large trampoline and wall was between pink and blue. Out in the ocean, a red metal stand was there, were a disc game was sometimes held. Kris was astounded by the shear size of the pitch, and wondered how she would be able to move around, when suddenly the horn blew, and the other three competitors turned around towards the screen. Kris turned with them, and briefly saw pictures of their faces before a large circle appeared. It was split into ten segments, and each one represented a different course.
“Now, we must see which games we will see today!” The announcer said, and the circle began to glow. A glowing section moved from segment to segment, and Kris got dizzy as it moved so quickly. But three courses were chosen, and they flashed up on the screen fully: Circle Push, Pennant Capture and Relay Run. Chantelle and Bill both muttered ‘yes’, but Gold looked a bit ill.
“Ok then everyone, the first game of the day will be the Circle Push!” The announcer boomed, as the moat whirred behind them. “Each competitor releases all three Pokemon onto the field. One to three spotlights will shine, and each colour and size determines how many points that circle has. Competitors must tell their Pokemon to get to a certain circle, and if all three Pokemon are inside a circle when the time is up, they win whatever number of points the circle had each.” Kris was a bit confused, but figured that it was sort of like a sumo wrestling competition.
Suddenly, there was a whir from the field and the moat. Kris turned, and watched as four giant metal arms appeared from the moat, each silver one carrying a triangle of colour. Then, in the middle of the field, a section of grass slid aside, and a white platform was lifted into the air, with a metal pole holding it. Once the platform was three metres in the air, it stopped, and the metal arms moved forwards, attaching the triangles on.
Then, the dome began to turn a darker blue, shutting off the sun’s light. Metal sheets rose up from between the stands, and soon there was no natural light left in the dome, only several spotlights shining on the field. The metal arms descended, and they twisted around, revealing a platform. As the others moved, Kris realised she would have to stand on them, and rushed forwards to climb onto one. However, Bill stepped in front of her, smiling.
“This is the yellow one, darling. Your’s is over there.” And he pointed stiffly at the next one over.
“Oh, sorry.” Kris said, laughing slightly, but Bill simply chuckled, and he turned to stand on his arm. Kris ran towards the other one, and caught Gold smirking at her as he moved towards the blue one. Kris quickly clambered onto the green metal arm, and as her feet touched the floor, the arm lit up, and three discs appeared. Kris reached out to touch them, but the discs had other ideas: they pointed towards Kris’ coat, and her three PokeBalls were sucked out. Kris gasped, but the discs quickly moved out above the platform. The metal arm followed, and Kris was amazed at how high she was going. When the arm stopped, Kris realised she was up higher than the stands! She looked over at her PokeBalls and the discs, and realised the discs controlled the PokeBalls for her. There was a flash of white light, and her three Pokemon formed: Bayleef, Mareep, and her newly evolved Noctowl.
“Maaaaa?” Mareep baaed in curiosity, staring around the white platform.
“Noc Owl Noooct?” Noctowl hotted, as she hovered above the others.
“I am just trying out this new contest, don’t worry.” Kris replied, leaning as far forwards as she could, but there was still a metre between her and the platform. “Just try and get inside the circles, and tackle the others out as well!” The three girls nodded, and they turned around at the sounds of more PokeBalls opening. Kris looked around to see who the competition was using.
Chantelle, directly opposite me, had sent out Thalia, along with a Jumpluff and a Dewgong, and all four seemed to be having a strategy meeting.
Bill had gone with a Flareon, Jolteon and Vaporeon, and Kris wondered if those were the parents of her Eevee, but obviously couldn’t ask now. The three Pokemon were sitting patiently, staring at their competition.
Meanwhile, Gold had sent out his Pokemon: Croconaw, Scyther, and a Houndour. Kris was stunned at the arrival of the new Pokemon: a black, demonic looking dog, with an angry scowl across his orange face. Croconaw also glared at Bayleef, their rivalry sparking up again.
“Keep it together!” Kris warned.
“Bay.” Bayleef huffed, and looked away, focusing instead on the spotlight.
“Are all the competitors ready?” The announcer asked. No one replied, but the discs hovering over all the Pokemon flashed. “All right then, Round 1 will begin in THREE…. TWO… ONE- GO!” There was a cheer from the audience, and the spotlight on the platform turned purple.
“Run!” Kris yelled, and her three Pokemon rushed forwards. The circle was quite big, and all twelve Pokemon fitted in there, but it was a bit tight. The Pokemon all stared at each other, but none of the trainers were commanding them to attack yet. Kris was trying to work out where the next light was going to be, and looked over at the television screen. There was a timer there, showing the time for the round: there had been a minute, but now there were only ten seconds left. As the seconds counted down, Kris looked back at her Pokemon, making sure they were still there: thankfully, they were. The time was up, and a horn sounded.
“Now, we tally up the points, and each team should have three points from this round.” The announcer explained. “And now things are going to get serious as we enter the second round!”
“Be ready guys.” Kris whispered, and her three Pokemon nodded.
“THREE… TWO… ONE-GO!”
Suddenly, there was an explosion of fire.
As the big spotlight broke up into two (one pink, one purple), Thalia, Flareon and Houndour all range of fiery attacks. There was an explosion, and Kris gasped as her team was blasted backwards, with Mareep nearly falling off the edge.
“Quick, get to the purple circle!” Kris ordered. Scyther had been blasted there as well, and Jumpluff was flying over the field, dropping Cotton Spores, before landing in the purple circle as well. Meanwhile, the smoke was somehow being sucked in, and Kris watched as the remaining Pokemon battled it out: Gold, Chantelle and Bill shouted orders, and there was another explosion of smoke, blasting Jolteon, Houndour and Thalia backwards. But Flareon, Vaporeon, Croconaw and Dewgong remained in the pink circle, just as the time ran out.
“Well, Round Two certainly was interesting! Kris, Gold and Chantelle gain three points, while Bill gains four points.” The announcer explain, and the yellow section of the crowd seem to yell with extra joy.
“Bayleef use Magical Leaf, Mareep use Cotton Spore and Noctowl use Confusion on that Jumpluff!” Kris commanded, and she hoped the other trainers didn’t hear.
“THREE… TWO… ONE- GO!” The spotlights changed again: a pink and blue one, both in the middle of the field. Bill’s Vaporeon suddenly released a powerful Surf: a huge wall of water, sweeping across the field. Scyther flew forwards, firing a Vacuum Wave to diminish the attack. Jumpluff prepared an attack, but Noctowl got there first.
“NOCT!” She cried, and her eyes glowed pink.
“Jum.” Jumpluff said airily, and fired an Energy Ball at Houndour, thought it did little damage. Mareep scuttled forwards, and released Cotton Spores from her body, which scattered and hit Scyther, Croconaw, Jolteon, Flareon and Dewgong. The wave crashed down, and Bayleef released her Razor Leaf, pushing the wave away from her and Mareep. Noctowl landed proudly down on the blue circle, next to Scyther, and Houndour came in, teeth bared.
“MAAAAA!” Mareep cried, and ran forwards. Her Take Down blasted Houndour out of the circle, and he flipped and fell off the side. Kris gasped, but a blue-coloured disc sucked him up, and hovered over the field. Bayleef, Jolteon, Thalia and Croconaw climbed into the pink circle, and the time ran out once more.
“Chantelle and Bill get two points, Gold gets five points, and Kris gets an amazing EIGHT points!” Kris was gobsmacked, and Bayleef, Mareep and Noctowl cheered. Houndour was released from his disc near Gold, who was scowling at the field. Kris did a little jig, her face red from the heat of the spotlights, and didn’t realise the announcer had already started counting.
“ONE-GO!” He boomed. Suddenly, Thalia and Flareon both fired fire-type attacks at Bayleef, blasting her away and near the edge. Scyther released a Quick Attack, knocking Mareep backwards as well. Kris was shocked, but smiled as Noctowl used Peck on Scyther, and sent him flying into the sky. She quickly registered there were three circles, purple, pink and blue, and the purple one was closest. Mareep instinctively fired a Thunder Wave, paralysing Croconaw, while Bill’s Pokemon furiously duelled Chantelle’s: another Surf blasted Jumpluff off the field, while Thalia’s Flamethrower’s seriously scorched Jolteon.
Kris’ Pokemon wearily climbed onto the purple circle, and Houndour, Croconaw and Dewgong got onto the pink. Thalia blasted her way forwards, pushing Jolteon into Vaporeon, and she and Flareon landed on the blue circle.
“Kris gets three points, Bill gets three, Gold gets four and Chantelle gets five!” The crowd roared with delight again, but the competitors were weary: all the Pokemon were beat up, it was really hot, and Kris felt like fainting.
“Bay… Leef?” Bayleef asked, her leaf drooped from exhaustion. Kris wondered if they wanted to give up, but Bayleef was asking for their next moves.
“Um.. Razor Leaf, ThunderShock on Thalia, and Uproar please.” Kris asked. She looked across at Gold, who was calling something out to Houndour and Croconaw. Scyther and Jumpluff were brought back, and the announcer counted down again.
“THREE… TWO… ONE-GO!” Kris’ Pokemon instantly fired their attacks: Noctowl released a horrendous cry, weakening Houndour and Dewgong; Mareep blasted out a ThunderShock, which hit Thalia in the face, and Bayleef released green leaves from her rotating leaf: Dewgong and Croconaw were blasted off the field, revealing a very small brown circle between a purple and blue one. Bill’s Pokemon released the powerful elemental moves of Flamethrower, Ice Beam and Thunderbolt. Thalia accepted the Flamethrower, giving her energy as she fired an Ominous Wind: Vaporeon and Flareon were literally blown off the field. But Jolteon fried Jumpluff, and she fell paralysed to the ground. Thalia ran towards the brown circle, followed by Jolteon, Houndour and Kris’ Pokemon. But then Houndour smiled.
“HOUN-DO-UR!” He cried, and blasted out a Smog. Poisonous purple smoke surrounded him, and he twirled around. The purple smoke scattered, and it hit the other five Pokemon. Thalia coughed and collapsed on the blue circle. Bayleef and Mareep coughed and froze as well, but Noctowl flew forwards, landing faintly on the purple circle. But before Houndour could triumphantly reach the brown
circle, Jolteon ran past, skidded to a halt just as the time ran out.
“What another exciting round!” The announcer boomed, getting the crowd yelling again. “Kris gets one point, Chantelle gets two and Bill gets five! Once the discs deposit the Pokemon back, the sixth and final round will begin!” And the discs moved around, depositing Pokemon back to their trainers.
“We need to go off on the offensive and defensive!” Kris yelled to her team. “Bayleef use a Magical Leaf, Mareep use a Thunder Wave on Scyther, and Noctowl use Reflect for some defence!” Her Pokemon mumbled back their replies, and turned towards the field. Kris crossed her fingers, and listened to the countdown.
“THREE… TWO… ONE-GO!”
And then the whole platform exploded.
Thalia and Flareon both fired Fire Blasts, Jolteon fired a Thunder into the sky, Vaporeon and Dewgong both used Surf, and Jumpluff released an Energy Ball. Neither Kris nor Gold had expected this, and watched as the attacks collided together: first the Fire Blasts hit, releasing fiery shock waves across the field. Than, an Energy Ball flew out, smashing into the middle of the field, where a brown circle was. Jolteon’s Thunder crashed down between Houndour and Noctowl, and Kris gasped as Noctowl was blasted off the field. Mareep fired a ThunderShock, pushing Scyther over the edge, and the leaves around Bayleefs neck spun around, and rainbow coloured leaves flew out. The Surfs collided, sweeping Jolteon, Jumpluff, and Flareon off the field. More water flooded towards them, and Houndour and Mareep were swept over the edge.
Only Bayleef, Croconaw, Thalia and Vaporeon remained. All four Pokemon looked at each other, and then they all ran forwards, aiming for the brown circle in the middle of the field.
(If you want there to be more spaces in the larger chunks, just say)
29th July 2010, 04:30 AM #47
I'm back. Again.
29th July 2010, 11:49 AM #48
Man, Myth, Legend
Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
Judging by the points so far... hmm... maybe Bill?
30th July 2010, 04:01 PM #49
Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
Let's see if you guys are right :D
“COME ON!” Kris shouted. But Bayleef had little strength left in her. She ran a few metres, but her eyes rolled into her head, and she collapsed into a pink circle. Thalia, meanwhile, managed to slide past Vaporeon, pushing her into a blue circle, and landed directly in the brown one. Croconaw landed on the purple circle, and tried to move forwards, but the horn sounded.
“AND IT’S ALL OVER!” The announcer cried, and Kris realised how much shouting was happening in the crowds. “Gold gets one point, Kris get two, Bill gets three, and Chantelle gets five! Please look at the screen as we tally it all up…”
The four trainers looked over at the nearest television screens, and their faces appeared in order of victory: Chantelle with 21, Kris and Bill tied on 20, and Gold in last with 16. Kris managed to hear Gold cursing angrily over the crowd’s roar, and she looked towards him. But the metal arms were already descending, the platform beginning to go back under the field. The discs sucked up their Pokemon, and all twelve followed their trainers down to Earth.
Chantelle jumped off her arm before it stopped moving, and she ran to greet fans nearby, who were shaking pens at her so she would sign something. The discs floated around the trainers, spitting their PokeBalls back into the trainers hands.
“You did a good job guys.” Kris whispered to them, and put them back in her pocket. She looked up at the screen, which said ‘Pennant Capture- FOUR MINUTES!’ Kris looked around, and as the metal sheets were sucked into the ground, the beachside field was revealed once again. Kris wondered if that was where the next round would take place, but she had to heal her Pokemon first. Gold was walking past, and Kris ran up to him.
“What?” He snapped.
“Where do we heal our Pokemon up?” Kris asked nicely. Gold looked down at her, a nasty smirk on his face.
“They have already healed up inside the discs.” He replied, scoffing. “Did you even read the rules of the games before you signed up, or did the pretty pictures on the posters just convince you to do it?” And Kris froze, shocked by the comments, and Gold walked away to some benches, laughing loudly and cruelly. Kris huffed and stormed off towards the beach. Bill was walking by as she stormed off, and he nodded respectfully at her.
“I have never seen a newcomer to tie with me before, good job.”
“It would be better if I defeated you.” Kris snapped, and Bill raised his eyebrows in surprise.
“You didn’t come across as a sore loser, but this game does bring out the worse in people.” And Bill walked off before Kris could reply. She stared angrily at him, before running off towards the Pennant Capture field.
A few minutes later, Kris was standing on a raised platform, with Chantelle standing besides her. Gold and Bill were on a platform opposite, trying not to look at each other or the girls. Between the two platforms was a black-and-white chequered start line, and Bayleef was standing there with Thalia, Scyther and Flareon, and all four were ready for action.
The beach field itself was rather amazing. The square field was positioned over the calm ocean, giving it a more realistic field. Red and white umbrellas and blue armchairs decorated the sandy pitch, and there were several concrete blocks as obstacles. About thirty grey flags were scattered around the sand, and Kris figured they had to be caught. Chantelle was muttering to herself, obviously thinking up a strategy.
“You did really well in the last one, you’ll be fine.” Kris said happily. “Thalia, Jumpluff and Dewgong were really-”
“First of all, it’s Jemima and Delilah,” Chantelle snapped, turning her had around so fast her neck cricked. “And secondly, this is a competition, not some fun social event with your preteen friends.” Kris’ jaw dropped, and she felt a tear form in her eyes.
“You could have just asked to be left alone…” Kris mumbled, and looked back at the Pokemon. Chantelle looked over at her, and guilt began to fill her.
“Look, I am sorry, but this is very important, and I need time to think, ok?” She explained, and tried to sound friendly, but really sounded patronising. “Once I win, we’ll talk, ok?” Kris wiped back her tears, and nodded, but was rather annoyed with Chantelle’s nature. But her thoughts were interrupted by the horn, silencing the noisy crowd.
“The Pennant Capture is about to begin!” The announcer boomed, and there were whoops from the stands. “Each competitor sends out one Pokemon, and that Pokemon attempts to grab several flags from the field. Once the Pokemon has gotten nine, or they just need a break, they return to the starting line, and will be switched for the next Pokemon. Once the ninety seconds is up, we’ll tally how many points each competitor got!” More shouts followed this, but Bayleef looked up at Kris with worry: she wasn’t very good at moving quickly.
“Just Headbutt them out of the way and do your best!” Kris called, and Bayleef nodded. The other three competitors became tense, and they called out orders to their Pokemon as well, though Kris was unable to hear them. But she could definitely hear the crowd, and the announcer beginning to count down.
“THREE… TWO… ONE-GO!” All four Pokemon ran forwards, and they branched off: Scyther and Flareon went left, Bayleef charged straight forwards, and Thalia galloped to the left. Flareon blasted out a Flamethrower, just as Scyther grabbed two flags.
“SCYTHE!” He screamed, and was blasted into the field walls. The flames also set an umbrella on fire, but Flareon sucked the flames in with Flash Fire, and grabbed three flags in her mouth. Bayleef meanwhile, picked up two flags that had been on either side of a deck chair, and then ran towards another nearby. But Thalia was running for it as well, and she already had five.
“BAY BAY BAY!” Bayleef yelled, and grasped her flags in her mouth and charged forwards. Thalia looked up, just in time to get hit by Headbutt, and she was smashed into the wall. Two of her flags flew out, and Bayleef grabbed them, and one nearby. Triumphantly, Bayleef ran towards the line, grabbing another as she went. Thalia hissed, and she quickly grabbed three in a corner. She, Flareon and Scyther, who had grabbed another two each, ran forwards, but Bayleef got over the line first. A disc sucked her flags up, and then Bayleef, just as the others crossed the line. As they were sucked up, Noctowl was sent out, and flew out onto the field.
“Put a Reflect up around you!” Kris yelled. Noctowl nodded, and her eyes glowed as a reflective box formed around her. Then, the owl dived towards the ground, grabbing a cluster of three flags around a concrete blockage.
Meanwhile, Jemima, Croconaw and Jolteon were sent out, and they charged forwards. Jemima flew up near Noctowl, and fired a Energy Ball from her body. The green ball smashed into a deck chair, blasting it apart and sending flags flying. Noctowl was hit, but only one of her flags flew out, while Jolteon ran forwards and swiftly caught it. Croconaw and Jemima grabbed the other five that had scattered, with Croconaw using his big jaw to catch three. There was a heap of about seven near two umbrellas and an obstacle, and all the Pokemon dived for them.
Jolteon fired a Thunder Fang, knocking Croconaw aside after he grabbed one. He turned and fled towards the starting line, but used Ice Fang to freeze a section of sand near the line. Jolteon grabbed three flags, Jemima grabbed two and Noctowl grabbed one. Noctowl swooped down and landed two seconds after Croconaw, and was sucked up as Jolteon and Jemima came back, and Houndour was sent out. The demonic dog ran forwards, and turned around. Mareep was sent out, and she began to run forwards.
“Kris, he’s going to hit her.” Chantelle whispered. Kris gasped, and saw Houndour ready an Ember.
“BODY SLAM HIM!” She bellowed. Mareep looked around, but nodded, and she jumped up as high as possible. The Ember soared under her, and the electric sheep landed onto Houndour, pushing the two down towards an umbrella. Vaporeon and Dewgong had been sent out, but Dewgong was struggling to move forwards. Vaporeon ran forwards, grabbing three flags in a few seconds. But then Chantelle had an idea. Kris heard a familiar mutter, and gasped as a huge wave soared over the walls. Mareep and Houndour ran, and both managed to grab two flags each.
But the wave crashed down, pushing Dewgong and the flags to the far left side. Everyone looked at the flags, and there was a scramble as everyone grabbed theirs. Vaporeon blasted a Hydro Pump, but everyone still managed to grab seven or above.
“There is a three way tie with thirty seconds left!” The announcer boomed. All four Pokemon ran across the starting line, and the competitors tensed up as the final rounds began. Bayleef, Scyther, Flareon and Thalia were sent back out. Instantly, the Pokemon began to attack. Thalia fired out a Flamethrower, intending to hit Scyther, but Flareon jumped in front, absorbing in the attack. Flareon then opened her mouth wide, and a ball of white energy formed. A Superpower beam was released, and Thalia was hit square on, smashing her into the wall.
Bayleef was ignoring this, and grabbed up three flags, and was running a circuit to grab more. Suddenly, Scyther appeared in front, and he released the horrible Bug Buzz. Thankfully, Noctowl’s Reflect stopped the majority of the damage, but Bayleef still dropped all three flags. Scyther snapped them up with his claws, and he then flew towards some more nearby, while Flareon and Thalia ran around and grabbed more from near the walls.
“Headbutt him!” Kris yelled.
“LEEF!” Bayleef boomed, and she ran forwards. Scyther had just scooped another two up, but Bayleef tackled into his back, knocking all five out. Bayleef smirked and picked them up, and then ran forwards. Unfortunately, she slipped on the ice patch Croconaw had made, and allowed Flareon, with six flags, to run past her first.
Bayleef got sucked up as Thalia, with 4, and Scyther, with 3, ran up. Jolteon was sent out, followed closely by Noctowl. Jolteon ran forwards a few metres, and then began to glow yellow.
“Noctowl, he’s going to attack you!” Kris yelled. “Use Confusion quickly!” Noctowl nodded, and her eyes quickly flashed pink. Jolteon’s eyes flashed as well, and whilst Noctowl dived down to grab more flags, Jolteon released the Thunder towards Croconaw and Jemima.
There was a yellow explosion, and the two Pokemon were blasted into the sky as a section of the wall was blasted to pieces. Noctowl grabbed six flags, and prepared to head back for the home run. Jolteon, despite being confused, ran around and grabbed some that had been blasted asides by the blast.
Jemima, however, was quickly recovering from the explosion, and had scooped up four flags, and was heading for a fifth, but Croconaw slashed her away, and picked up his third flag. Jemima didn’t look particularly happy, and looked over at Chantelle, who nodded. Jemima tossed a small white herb into her mouth, and the crowd gasped.
“Jemima has just swallowed a Power Herb!” The announcer boomed. “You know what that means…”
“JUM JUM JUM JUM JUM JUM JUUUUUM- PLUUUUUFFF!” Jemima bellowed, and a powerful green-white beam was fired. Croconaw screamed as he was hit directly, but the powerful attack still released strong shockwaves. As all other Pokemon were hit, a countdown began to sound.
“FIVE… FOUR… THREE…” The crowd chanted, and Kris crossed her fingers as Noctowl flew through the attack, racing Jolteon towards the line and hopefully getting the flags in.
(I hope to have the next one up by the end of today/early tomorrow my time :D)
31st July 2010, 06:16 PM #50
Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
But the light was blinding, and Kris couldn’t see anything.
“AND THAT’S TIME!” The announcer boomed. “The discs are calculating the number of flags each team collected overall.” But all four trainers leant over the railing, trying to see what had happened.
Noctowl and Jolteon were lying in a slump on the starting line, their flags being sucked up. Jemima had narrowly gotten over, and only had a few and was already being brought back. But Croconaw had fainted on the field, his limbs spread out stupidly. A discs went and sucked him up, and then all the PokeBalls were returned to their trainers. Kris ran down a set of stairs, the others close behind, and the details were put up.
“In first place with 25 is Bill, in second is Kris with 24, third is Chantelle with 22, and Gold comes in last with 19.” The crowd all boomed and cheered, and Bill beamed with pride. Gold furiously stormed off, followed closely by a disgruntled looking Chantelle. That left Kris along with Bill, who was looking too smug for her liking.
“Final round is soon.” He whispered to her. “Do you think you’ll be ready?”
“My Pokemon can easily crush yours!” Kris said, and stood as straight as possible, but still had to look up at Bill. “Power isn’t necessarily as important as teamwork and friendship!” Bill just laughed, and he walked off again. Kris fumed with rage, and she marched off towards the tunnel.
The noise of the crowd lessened as she entered, and Kris ran into the girl’s changing room. Chantelle wasn’t there, so no one disturbed her as Kris pulled two PokeBalls out from her bag. Kris then ran out, nearly running into Gold.
“Watch it!” He snapped.
“Watch yourself, idiot!” Kris snarled back, and Gold was shocked by her assertiveness that he backed away. Kris smiled too herself, and she ran back out to the pitch. People in the front rows cheered and jeered at her as she passed, but Kris ignored them. She reached the green stands, and ran up a staircase that was at the sides.
“MUM? MUM? PROFESSOR ELM?” Kris shouted, though she could barely hear herself next to the jabbering crowd. However, a hand was waving at her, and Kris ran towards it. Her mum and Professor Elm were at the top of the row, with Hooty perched on Persephone’s seat.
“Hello dear, what are you doing up here?” Persephone asked.
“I want Eevee and Slugma to watch the last round.” Kris replied, and opened the PokeBalls. Eevee and Slugma formed at Persephone’s feet, and both looked rather worried.
“Don’t worry, you two will be fine, just cheer for us all!” Kris whispered, and gave them a pat. Hooty flew down to them, and began jabbering and explaining stuff to them. Eevee and Slugma looked satisfied, and they nodded.
“You’ve done a fantastic job!” Professor Elm said with a beam. “I have witnessed countless tournaments with many of my trainers, but you have done the best first performance yet!”
“You’ve come second twice, so you must be able to get a good score next round.” Persephone added, and Kris began to blush.
“Now go and kick some Eeveelution butt!” Elm said, and Kris nodded.
“Bye guys!” Kris said, and she turned and ran back down. People began to recognise her as she ran back down, and people stood up and clapped for her. Kris blushed, and she waved back at her fans. She had needed the confidence boost, and ran back towards the field, ready for the final round- and she was going to win.
Ten minutes later, the Relay Run was ready to begin.
An oval platform had risen out of the moat, and two walkways stretched across the sides. Sections of the track had flipped to reveal rocks that had to be avoided, and some parts had slid aside, and giant rock Metagross’ formed, creating massive obstacles. There wasn’t much else in the course, but Kris was happy. She was already on edge, and didn’t want her Pokemon to have any more issues. Bayleef was down at the starting line, with Croconaw and Thalia on either side, and Flareon to the far left.
The same set up was with the trainers, and Kris could feel the tension between the two Hartley siblings. Bill seemed a bit overconfident following his win, and was wearing a smug smile. Chantelle was very tense, as this was her last chance to win the medal. Gold seemed rather angry about coming last twice, though there was a mischievous glint in his eye, and Kris knew he was planning something. The natural light had been blocked out again, and the whole pitch was now illuminated by a harsh yellow spotlight.
“This is it ladies and gentlemen: the final round!” The announcer said mysteriously, and there was the loudest roar yet from the stands. “There are sixty seconds on the clock. Pokemon must be switched out once they get too tired, otherwise it will be hard to carry on. It is a free-for-all with moves, and any can be used during one Pokemon’s turn. Now, it’s time for THREE…” The trainers all leant forwards. “TWO….” The Pokemon all put a foot forwards. “ONE…. GO!” There was the sound of gunfire, and they were off.
“Bayleef, use Magical Leaf to clear get some space around you!” Kris called. Bayleef nodded, and the rainbow coloured leaves shot out of her neck. Thalia was slammed into Flareon, and Croconaw tripped up. Bayleef scampered ahead, running past some rocks, and was soon reaching the first turn. Kris beamed, but suddenly two jets of fire were fired at her, and Bayleef was blasted forwards, rolling head-over-legs.
However, the flames actually propelled her forwards, and Bayleef had a clear run forwards. Thalia and Flareon cnatered after her, and the three were becoming quite close near a Metagross obstacle. Croconaw, however, was struggling, and Gold pressed a blue button on the platform railing. A disc sucked Croconaw up, and Scyther was sent out.
“VACUUM WAVE AND BUG BUZZ!” Gold roared, and Scyther darted forwards. He soon caught up, and his Vacuum Wave pushed Flareon onto some rocks, and then released a Bug Buzz. Thalia was momentarily distracted, but Bayleef groaned with agony. Scyther laughed and darted forwards.
“NINE!” Thalia shouted, and released a Fire Blast. It exploded on Scyther’s back, causing him to run into two Metagross’ up ahead. Bayleef charged forwards, but Thalia was moving too quickly, and Flareon was free now, and she ran past Scyther. Bayleef quickly scattered some Razor Leafs, hitting Flareon in the face, and the grass type crossed the starting line after Ninetales.
The trainers were getting a bit tired after running, but they continued to follow their Pokemon. Kris and Bill both switched out, allowing for Scyther to catch up. But Jolteon and Noctowl were soon both sent out, and they rocketed ahead.
“Jolt!” Jolteon said, and fired a Thunderbolt. Noctowl swooped down, narrowly avoiding it.
“Use an Uproar on the Metagross!” Kris boomed. Noctowl nodded, and flew towards a Metagross that Thalia and Scyther had just run past.
“NOCT-OOOWL!” She cried, and the noise blasted the rocks to pieces. Broken pieces smashed into Jolteon, burying him, and others squashed Scyther and Thalia. There were gasps from the crowd: Kris had just single handedly slowed down three Pokemon. But Noctowl continued moving forwards, releasing the cry to break up more rocks.
“Vacuum Wave!” Gold boomed.
“Hyper Beam!” Bill commanded, while Chantelle brought Thalia back, sending Delilah out instead. Scyther spun around, blasted a Vacuum Wave up at Noctowl, but she spun and dodged it.
“Jol-te-ON!” He cried, and blasted out the multicoloured beam. The blast of energy sent Scyther crashing into the platform, and knocked Delilah onto some rocks. The Dewgong huffed, and quickly attacked with Surf. The wave came from behind her, pushing Jolteon and Scyther further down the field. Gold quickly pressed a blue button, and Scyther was brought back.
The wave passed over, and Houndour landed behind it. Jolteon was still propelled forwards, and Delilah rode the wave, reaching the top near Noctowl. Noctowl swooped down, and the wave followed.
“Dew!” She exclaimed, and fired an Aurora Beam. Noctowl flipped, and the attack hit a patch of rocks, freezing it. Noctowl turned around, ready to attack, when the wave suddenly exploded. Water was sent flying as Jolteon released his Discharge. Houndour ducked behind some of the rocks, but both Noctowl and Delilah were hit. The two fell to the ground, and Jolteon sprinted past, soon followed by Houndour. Kris cursed, and switched Noctowl out for Mareep.
“Maaa!” She cried, and hit Dewgong with a ThunderShock. She collapsed, and Chantelle angrily brought her back. Jolteon and Houndour had nearly completed the second lap, but Mareep ran up, and fired Cotton Spores on Jolteon and a Thunder Wave at Houndour. The two both collapsed, just as Jemima appeared, firing Energy Balls and making huge craters. Houndour fired an Ember up, smacking Jemima right in the face, just as he and Jolteon were brought back. Flames
enclosed Jemima, but Chantelle didn’t want to let her come back.
“Solarbeam that Mareep!” She yelled, and continued to run around,
“Use a Take Down speed boost to avoid it!” Kris yelled, and followed after. After Vaporeon and Croconaw were sent out, Bill and Gold ran after them. Now four Pokemon were on the field, with Jemima charging up, Mareep in the lead, and Croconaw and Vaporeon coming behind. Kris was running to keep up with Mareep, when suddenly she hit something.
“ARGH!” She yelled, and fell face first onto the metal. Kris looked up, and saw Chantelle running off, followed by Bill, who looked and smiled at her. Gold was about to run by, but he made the mistake of looking back: Kris shot him a pleading look, and Gold reluctantly extended a hand. Kris grabbed on, and he hoisted her up. Near them, there was an explosion of light, and a stone Metagross was blasted to smithereens by the Solarbeam.
“I bet it was Bill, he doesn’t want me to win!” Kris growled, as Mareep landed amongst the rocks, unconscious.
“I saw who it was.” Gold said. “It was Chantelle.” Kris gasped, and nearly pressed the button on the railings.
“Why did she do it?”
“Chantelle has always wanted to be the best, so I guess she just
wanted to win, even if she cheated.” Gold explained. He was about to go and follow after Croconaw, when Kris grabbed his arm.
“I have an idea of how one of us can win.” She explained, and quickly whispered into his ear. Gold nodded thoughtfully, and leant over the
railing as Kris sent out Bayleef.
“Croconaw, use Ice Fang on Jemima!” Chantelle turned around, causing
Bill to run into her, but she didn’t care. She shot her younger brother the evils, as Croconaw leapt into the air, his mouth open wide.
“CROC!” He boomed, and chomped down with a mouth fill of ice.
“Pluff!” Jemima cried, and the two fell back down to the field, landing amongst the rocks. Vaporeon looked over inquisitively, but didn’t notice Bayleef forming in front of her.
“Look out!” Bill boomed, but Vaporeon didn’t turn around in time. Bayleef fired a barrage of Razor and Magical Leaves, and Vaporeon was sent flying back. Chantelle and Bill both hissed, and Kris and Gold ran triumphantly past.
“We are going to win, no doubt about it!” Kris yelled with joy.
“But they both have fire types coming up next, fast ones at that!” Gold said solemnly. And sure enough, Bayleef and Croconaw had barely made it around the bend when Thalia and Flareon appeared. Croconaw turned around and fired a Water Gun, smashing Flareon in the face.
But Thalia fired a Fire Blast, and Bayleef had to lie on her side and skidded to avoid it. The Ninetales was about to run past, but Croconaw got there first, and used a Scratch to knock Thalia aside. Kris nodded at Gold, and the two and their Pokemon ran further forwards.
“FLAMETHROWER!” Chantelle and Bill roared, and Kris saw two jets of flame approaching their Pokemon.
“Fire a Magical Leaf!” Kris yelled.
“Bay Bay!” Bayleef cried, and continued to run. But leaves shot out from around her neck, and they hit the flames. The leaves caused th jets to combine, and there was an explosion. The whole platform shook, and Chantelle and Bill stumbled to the ground, while Bayleef and Croconaw were blasted forwards.
“There’s only a few metres left!” Gold yelled in delight, and he and Kris exchange high-fives. But then, Thalia and Flareon leapt out, and they sped forwards. There was no way Bayleef and Croconaw would be able to cross now, but Kris had an idea. She muttered it to Gold, and the two nodded.
“Croconaw, use Scratch and Ice Fang on Flareon!”
“Bayleef, use Headbutt and Razor Leaf on Thalia!” Kris yelled. The two Pokemon nodded, and turned to face the others.
“Flare!” Flareon said, and tried to run past. But Croconaw put his arm out, and scratched down her side. Then, he chomped down hard on her midriff, and the fiery fox was frozen.
“Ninetales Nine!” Thalia growled, and erupted into flames: she was using Flare Blitz. Bayleef was shocked, but she kept her head down low. Thalia ran straight into it, and the Headbutt pushed her backwards. Bayleef quickly fired a Razor Leaf, and she and Croconaw ran across the starting line, Bayleef moving a bit faster, just as the time ended.
Kris screamed so loudly that Gold couldn’t hear the stands erupt with yelling, but was even more surprised when Kris gave him a swift hug, before running down the stairs to greet Bayleef. Chantelle and Bill stomped past, and Gold merely shrugged.
“Better than losing.” He muttered, and ran down to make sure Croconaw was alright.
Kris ran right up to Bayleef, and wrapped her arms around her.
“WE WON, WE WON!” Kris boomed, and Bayleef cried with happiness. People from the stands ran down onto the field, and Kris had never felt more happier in her life.
But there was still one thing left to do.
I personally don't like this part. Do you guys like or dislike it?
31st July 2010, 11:01 PM #51
Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
“This is it everyone: the moment you have all been waiting for…. We’ll find out who the winner is!” The announcer boomed, but he was no longer in the commentator’s box. Magnus, the head of the Pokeathlon, stood in front of a television screen, right on top of the tunnel, his Poliwrath alongside. Kris, Gold, Chantelle and Bill stood behind him, all waving and smiling to the shouting crowd.
“Who will win the Mixed Medal, which can be changed into any other medal!” Magnus boomed. “Will it be the creator of the Pokemon Storage System, Bill Peacock, or the well known Pokeathlete Chantelle Hartley? Maybe her brother, Gold Hartley, will win, otherwise it’ll be the aspiring champion Kris Soul?” The crowd all shouted out different names, and Kris felt a bit overwhelmed by it.
“It’s to find out! Points Master, show us the results!” The television screen flashed behind them, and all four competitors faces appeared, with miniature versions of their Pokemon around their faces. There was an empty bar below each face, but they were quickly filling with points.
“Just to remind everyone, the points from each round have been multiplied: Circle Push scores are multiplied by five, Pennant Capture by five always, and the Relay Run by forty!” But no one listened to Magnus, and watched as the bars lit up in different sections: orange for Circle Push, yellow for Pennant Capture, and red for Relay Run. And then they glowed gold, and a final score was put up.
“At the end of the round tallies, Kris has 348 points, Gold has 299, Chantelle has 331, and Bill has 333!” Kris gasped with horror, and nearly burst into tears, but she saw the others smirk, and realised the points weren’t over yet.
“Now, we give out points based on how had the teams worked!” Magnus said. “It has been decided that Bill and Chantelle will have thirty two points, Kris will have twenty seven, and Gold will have nineteen.” More points were added on, changing the points to Kris with 375, Gold with 318, and Chantelle and Bill both 365.” The crowd cheered and clapped, and Kris realised she was only in the lead by ten points now!
“The final three lots of points are these: The Fastest Sprinter, The Most Gallant Pokemon, and The Toughest Fighter!” Magnus explained, and Kris tensed herself. “The Fastest Sprinter goes to Thalia on Team Chantelle and Scyther on Team Gold!” Chantelle and Gold nodded, and ten points were added to their scores. “The Most Gallant Pokemon goes to both Bayleef from Team Kris, and Croconaw from Team Gold!” Kris quickly calculated, and now nothing was separating her from Chantelle!
Everyone had noticed this as well, and people turned towards Magnus, waiting, wondering, anxious to see who had won. Magnus noticed the tension, and his Poliwrath passed him the last envelope.
“The Toughest Fighter goes to…” He began, and paused for a dramatic effect. “THALIA FROM TEAM CHANTELLE! CHANTELLE WINS!” Chantelle screamed with delight, and Kris nearly collapsed from the shock. Gold steadied her up, and they watched as Chantelle was presented with the ribbon. The stadium was roaring and cheering, making Magnus inaudible, but Kris knew he was congratulating her, talking about her previous wins.
With a loud sob and a huff, Kris turned and walked down the staircase, leaving it all behind.
Half an hour later, Kris walked back out into the Pokeathlon lobby. It was packed once again, and lots of people were buying tickets to another game later in the day. The pink haired attendants handed Kris a slip as she passed, saying she had earned 385 points, which could be used to buy a range of items from a stand. But Kris threw it in the nearest bin, and walked towards her mother and Professor Elm.
“Eve Vee Eevee!”
“Slug Ma Ma!” Her two Pokemon raced towards her, and Kris gave them a hug, though Slugma nearly burnt her. Hooty hooted as well, though remained on Persephone’s shoulder.
“They were very sad when you lost.” Persephone said, and gave her daughter a hug.
“I don’t really care.” Kris replied, though she did look very tired and defeated. “I gave it a try, but it just isn’t for me.”
“I would prefer if you focused on catching and training Pokemon.” Professor Elm added, and Persephone hit him on the arm. Kris laughed and stood up, and patted her Pokemon before bringing them back. There was a slight cough, and they turned to see Bill. He was wearing brown pants and a button up white shirt, and it made him seem very old and nerdy.
“Good game Kris.” He said, looking a bit uncomfortable. “I hope to see you again some time.” Kris nodded, but her anger at his previous comments lingered. Bill took the hint, bowed respectfully at Persephone and Elm, and then walked out of the dome.
“Don’t be rude to elders like that again!” Persephone scolded, and
Hooty nodded. Kris rolled her eyes.
“I’ll explain it later.” She mumbled. “Let’s just go, I have to prepare for my battle against Morty.” The adults nodded, and they followed Bill out of the dome.
The square outside was less busy, and there was a clear walk towards the small car park. But before they could reach Elm’s car, a flash
pink convertible pulled up, with Chantelle in the driver’s seat.
“Hey there Kris!” She said, smiling. “That was a pretty fun final
“Yeah, a real hoot when I defeated you.” Kris said bitterly. “Though it was more fun when you tripped me up.” Chantelle gasped with mock shock.
“I would never do that, how could you excuse me of something like that?”
“Oh, cut the fake act you silly women!” Kris snapped, and Persephone and Elm gasped; shocked more by how assertive and funny Kris was acting. “I don’t care why you did or wheter you did, just stay away from me. You act nice and sweet when it suits you, but your really a bitch underneath your fake nose and botox!” Persephone was nearly falling over with laughing, and Elm was booming with delight. Chantelle huffed, and stuck her nose in the air.
“Later then, Crystal!” She snapped, and flawed the accelerator, and sped off in a cloud of fumes. Persephone walked forwards, still laughing, and hugged her daughter.
“I am glad to see you are standing up for yourself.” She said, and held her tightly, and Kris knew this was goodbye.
“Hooty, you take good care of her!”
“Noct!” Noctowl replied, and hugged Kris as well.
“I’ll help out as well!” Elm called, and Kris smiled. Persephone gave her a quick kiss, and walked towards the car.
“Take care in Ecruteak!” She yelled. “Some Psychic moves will do wonders!” Kris nodded, and she waved to them, before walking down the path. Gold was sitting on a bench, but when he saw her, he just nodded.
“See you around.” Kris said. Gold nodded, and went back to examining some writing. Kris began to walk down the road, thinking about the challenges up ahead, and wondering when it would be the next time she defeated him.
So, did you guys like this story overall? And what will happen next? Be prepared to see a 4 on 4 battle, the end of a gym battle, and some unexpected twists :D
1st August 2010, 12:25 AM #52
Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
This part was very action packed, it wasn't exactly my thing though. It was good and I could tell you worked hard on it though so thats good.
But whats this about a 4v4? :D You have excited me for the next part!
1st August 2010, 12:52 AM #53
Rocking the Lucario
Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
I know I haven't posted here before, so here goes...
I've been following this story for a while now, and I'll admit that in the beginning I wasn't sure about it. It's not exactly the easiest thing to right a story based on an actual game while bringing forth your own characters and dialogue, so I wasn't hopeful. But this story has exceeded every one of my expectations. I definitely like how you've brought out every character individually, but you haven't totally taken away a normal humans' traits. I'm very much impressed, and I look forward to the next section!
Made by Blue Dragon!
10th August 2010, 07:51 PM #54
Man, Myth, Legend
Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
10th August 2010, 11:24 PM #55
Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
Ebail: Thanks a lot, I appreciate that :D
MP: I am glad I changed your mind :d
A26: I am posting the first part of the new story "When The Mist Rolls In" in a week or so.
11th August 2010, 03:29 AM #56
I'm back. Again.
25th August 2010, 04:02 AM #57
Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
A pale full moon hung over Ecruteak City. The giant white circle was glowing over the peaceful city, though it was the cue for a lot of the town’s activity. Zubat and Gastly flew and levitated around the Burnt Tower, releasing their unique sounds for everyone to hear. Famous restaurants opened up their doors, and a lot of culture, ranging from theatre to musical performances, began.
But one of the biggest night time attractions was the Ecruteak Gym.
This gym specialised in Ghost type Pokemon, and the gym reflected that: creepy old people standing on ledges, wailing to the spectators, white and black mist whirling underneath, and projectors making images of black holes and tornadoes appear around them. The path to the battle field was a long crumbling stone pathway, but no lights were able to see it: the gym leader, a mysterious man called Morty, wanted to test the challenger’s ability to believe in themselves and take another step forward. Once they reached the end, Morty stood on the opposite side of a pitch, and trainers would take part in a battle.
And Kris Soul had done just that.
After travelling for around two weeks, moving through the National Park, several forest-based routes, and finally reaching the spooky city, Kris had finally taken on Ecruteak Gym. She had battled several Elders to get there, and now stood opposite Morty, a confident smile on her face.
“I once watched your mother battle many years ago, and she was quite brilliant.” Morty had said. “Now, I hope you can live up to her standards, and help us both reach a new level of brilliance.”
“Bring it!” Kris had replied, and their battle than began. Kris hated being compared to her mother, even though she loved her, and battled hard to separate the two of them.
Kris had sent Eevee out first to combat Gastly. Using Shadow Ball and Bite, Eevee was able to badly injure Gastly, though he used Mean Look to trap her in, and then had put a Curse on her, before fainting himself. Next, Morty had sent out a male Haunter, who used Hypnosis and Dream Eater to sap away the rest of Eevee’s health. But Noctowl had come in to save the day: using Foresight, Noctowl was able to see Haunter at all times, and could hit him easily with several Confusions. Another Haunter, this one female, came out next, and used Sludge Bomb and Shadow Punch attacks to try and bring her down, but Noctowl was too skilled, and used a mix of Confusion and Sky Attack to win this round.
It was now down to the final round: a vicious Gengar up against Noctowl. Gengar couldn’t use Shadow Ball or Ominous Wind, but a bout of Thunderbolts and Sucker Punches had drained Noctowls health.
“I don’t believe you can survive, Kris, my team has more discipline than the other gyms.” Morty smirked.
“Noctowl and I can still win this!” Kris shrieked back. The crowd of spectators, sitting in seats behind a projection, whooped and cheered, and Morty’s eyes narrowed.
“Confusion, quickly!” Kris shrieked.
“Noct!” Noctowl called, and her eyes glowed pink. Gengar suddenly became rigid, his body glowing pink slightly, and then his eyes became unfocused.
“Gen Gen Gen!” He yelled, and his whole body glowed yellow as he electrocuted himself.
“Confusion is a bitch, ain’t it?” Kris asked cheekily.
“We will pull through!” Morty snapped back. “Thunderbolt, one more time!”
“Sky Attack Noctowl, let’s humour the poor boy.” Noctowl smirked, and her body glowed white as she flew up into the black fog. One of Gengar’s eyes followed, and he fired another Thunderbolt. This time, it managed to be fully released, but it smashed into the rafters, unable to find Noctowl. Morty scowled and looked angrily over at Kris.
“There is still a chance I can win this!”
“Unlikely.” Kris scoffed, making Morty go red in the face.
“Gengar, use Sucker Punch!” Gengar nodded, though his eyes were still unfocused. He floated upwards, his left fist crackling with black energy. There was a flash, and Noctowl swooped out of the fog, speeding towards Gengar. The Shadow Pokemon raised his fist, ready to attack. But at the last second, Gengar began punching himself, bruising the middle of his body. Kris whooped in delight as Noctowl slammed into Gengar, sending him crashing into the ground. A cloud of dust rose up around him, and Kris, Morty, Noctowl and the spectators all looked forwards expectedly. Than, as the dust settled it revealed Gengar, lying unconscious with his limbs sprawled out. Kris let out a yell of delight, and Morty’s face fell. The crowd applauded, and Noctowl flew towards her trainer, letting Kris give her a big hug. Morty pulled out a PokeBall, bringing Gengar back. He walked forwards, looking a bit sad, but didn’t want to let it show too much.
“Well done Kris, you did a great job and truly deserve this Fog Badge.” And the gym leader produced a dark purple badge, shaped like a spirit, which he passed over.
“Thanks a lot.” Kris replied, and grabbed the small metal badge. She pulled a light blue badge case from her pocket, and attached the badge to the fabric, alongside the ones from Violet, Azalea and Goldenrod Gyms.
The crowd was beginning to go, and as Kris put her badge case away, she realised Morty was walking off. There weren’t any other challengers behind her, meaning the gym was going to close. But Kris needed Morty’s help, which was the main reason why she was come here in the first place. Noctowl, who had now landed, nodded at Kris, and gave her a prod forwards.
“Um, Morty?” Kris called, taking a cautious step forwards. Morty froze and turned around curiously.
“Er, I need to see the, um.. Kimono Sisters.” Kris explained nervously. The gym leader looked quite surprised.
“I thought they talked to everyone after their performances.” Morty said, puzzled.
“Oh, well, the bouncer thinks I am too young, and told me to come back with a guardian.” Kris said timidly. But this was a lie: Kris had been into the Kimono Sister’s theatre three times that week, and each time she had tried to get their attention. However, whenever the sisters saw her coming, they seemed to recognise her, and knew she was looking for information on their father. So they would rush off into their dressing room, and release their Pokemon as bodyguards. Kris thought that Morty’s presence, as the gym leaders always had influence in the town, would allow her to finally talk to them. Thankfully, Morty didn’t seem to be up with the rules, and he nodded.
“I suppose I can help you out, no other battles tonight.” He said. Morty walked off to the side of the field, were a short walk led to a side door. He flung it open, revealing a grey steel staircase. Kris quickly brought Noctowl back, and then ran out of the gym, down the staircase, and waited at the side of the road. The city was quite quiet, with only one car, headlights blazing, driving smoothly between buildings. The street lamps were some sort of foreign boxed lamp, swinging over the streets. Morty then appeared behind Kris, smiling.
“Let’s go down this street, we can get there quickly.” The gym leader said, and he ran across the road. Kris ran after him, and the two began walking down a secluded road, with several houses on either side. The Pokemon Centre was at the end of the street, with the lights from the theatre glowing near it.
“Come on come on!” Kris said, and began running ahead.
“Hold up, we still have twenty minutes till the end of their show!” Morty shouted, and he ran after her. But Kris was too excited: she might finally be able to answer some of the questions about her father. She didn’t care what happened now, and continued to sprint. Morty was older and stronger, and was sooner able to draw closer. Kris saw his purple and red scarf fluttering from the corner of her eye, and she grinned mischievously.
“Can’t you even beat me in a running race?” Kris laughed, and took a leap forwards, now out of the road and into the intersection by the Pokemon Centre. “Come on, try and catch me, if you-”
“KRIS, WATCH OUT!” Morty yelled, his eyes wide with shock. Kris was confused, but quickly realised what was wrong: a bike was racing towards her, the cyclist’s head disguised by a black helmet. Kris screamed, and crunched up into a ball, shielding her face with her arms. Morty reached into his pocket, ready to pull out a PokeBall and send a Pokemon to Kris’ rescue. But the cyclist turned, trying to avoid her. The tyres screeched, and one of them popped on a sharp rock. The bike tipped over, and the cyclist was thrown into a flowerbed besides the Pokemon Centre. Kris heard the crash, and looked around. Morty was already running over, and Kris leapt up as well. The two rushed to the cyclists side, just as they began to remove their helmet…
“Gold!” Kris exclaimed. Morty was surprised by the outburst, but the cyclist wasn’t. He angrily threw his helmet aside, and stood up to full height.
“Pleasure to see you again.” Gold grunted. Kris blushed as she stood up.
“I didn’t mean to, I was just trying to get to the Kimono Sisters Theatre.” She explained. Gold raised an eyebrow in surprise, and Kris remembered he would had have read the advice his father had sent for her. But the older boy just looked around, and began examining Morty.
“You the gym leader?” He asked, rather rudely.
“Yes, yes I am.” Morty replied, a bit surprised at Gold’s tone. Gold smirked again, and looked back at Kris.
“I feel like having a warm-up battle, I haven’t had a decent one in ages.” He said. Kris was a bit surprised: why would he want to battle her, after all the times he had lost?
“I can ref for you, if you want.” Morty said. “And you can use my gym field.”
“Actually, I was thinking of a different location.” Gold chuckled. He walked forwards to the front of the Pokemon Centre, beckoning the others to follow. He then pointed to the large garden around the Kimono Sisters Theatre. The lawn was neatly trimmed and perfectly green, there were several sections of flowers, two paved courtyards, and a small pond. Kris realised why Gold wanted to battle there: if the Kimono Sisters overheard, they might come out and investigate. A magazine article, published several weeks ago, had been on the sisters, and said how they loved to watch or take part in a good battle. Gold must have read it as well, and was slyly helping Kris out.
“I think that’s a brilliant idea!” Kris boomed, a little too loudly, and caused Morty to jump. “I’ll just go and heal up, and then it’s on.” And Kris glared up at Gold, though the height made it not very effective. Gold just chuckled and brushed dirt off his clothes, and Kris wandered into the Pokemon Centre.
“Kids.” Morty laughed, and walked with Gold towards the lawn.
Last edited by AceTrainer14; 13th November 2010 at 12:56 AM.
25th August 2010, 07:26 PM #58
Man, Myth, Legend
Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
I think I'm now a Morty x Kris shipper. :P Anyway, I'm looking forward to the battle.
26th August 2010, 04:27 AM #59
Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
:P I hope you like the battle :D
Ten minutes later, Kris’ Pokemon were fully healed, Gold had made sure he wasn’t injured from the accident, and the two now stood on opposite ends of one of the courtyards. The rich red walls and the big black roof of the theatre were to the right, and the pond was alongside them, with lawn surrounding them on all sides as well.
“This match will be a four-on-four battle!” Morty boomed. “Pokemon may be substituted at any time, and the match is not over until all Pokemon from one side have fainted.”
“Sounds good to me.” Gold said.
“Perfect, may we start?” Kris asked eagerly. Morty held up a finger, and then pulled a coin out.
“Heads!” Gold yelled quickly. The coin clattered to the ground, and everyone looked forwards…
“Tails, Kris gets to decide.” Morty said.
“And, of course, I will make Gold send first.” Kris said. Gold sighed, and unhitched a PokeBall from his belt. Kris pulled several out, and put them in her pocket.
“Scyther, come on out!” Gold yelled, and with a flash of white light, the tall green bug formed in the centre of the courtyard. Kris
smiled, and pulled her own PokeBall out.
“Flaafy, do your thing!” There was a crackle of electricity, a pink sheep formed, and it was standing up.
“An evolution, interesting.” Gold muttered, wondering what Kris was playing out. Scyther and Flaafy, who had faced off during the Pokeathlon, glared at each other.
“Alright you two, go!” Morty said.
“Scyther use Vacuum Wave!” Gold cried.
“Flaafy, get in there with a Thunderbolt!” Kris shouted, and the battle begun. Scyther rose up into the air and began spinning rapidly around. White energy formed around him, and then he jabbed out with his claws. Pure vacuum energy smashed into Flaafy, sending her rolling backwards across the courtyard.
“Are you alright?” Kris asked, as Flaafy came to a halt.
“Flaaaa!” Flaafy baaed back in reply, and she stood up proudly. Her white wool and the orb on her tail cackled with electricity, and then Flaafy turned yellow and fired the Thunderbolt.
“Scy!” Scyther shouted, as the powerful attack sent him flying into a cherry tree behind Gold. Gold turned around, and smiled as Scyther got up, though he looked sore.
“Use your new Fury Cutter attack!” He commanded.
“Try a Body Slam.” Kris asked sweetly. Morty watched with interest as Scyther’s claws glowed a light green, and he slashed across Flaafy’s chest. But the attack did minimal damage, and Flaafy jumped up and landed on Scyther, and the two fell to the ground.
“Ah Kris, I see your trying to paralyse Scyther, while Gold, your using Scyther’s Technician to make Fury Cutter more powerful.” Morty said wisely.
“How did you know?” Gold asked in shock.
“I’ve been a gym leader for quite some time, so I’ve seen a lot of strategies.” The gym leader replied, and both trainers nodded.
“Scyther, keep using Fury Cutter!” Gold yelled.
“Utilise your fists Flaafy, and strike with Fire Punch!” Kris boomed. Gold gasped, and could only watch as Scyther flew forwards, his claws glowing brighter, and slash across Flaafy’s chest. But then the sheep ran forwards, her left fist engulfed with flames, and jammed it into Scyther’s abdomen. The fire blasted him backwards, and Scyther flapped his wings to stop himself from hitting Gold. The trainer was seething with fury, and looked angrily at Scyther.
“Fury Cutter again!”
“Try another Thunderbolt!” Kris shouted. Scyther raced forwards, and once again cut across Flaafy’s chest. The attack was more powerful now, and Flaafy rolled towards the pond.
“Aaaaaafy!” She growled, and fired another Thunderbolt. Scyther was blasted head over heels, and skidded through the lawn. He tried getting up, but yellow electricity was flowing through his body.
“Ther Scyther Scy.” Scyther moaned.
“Paralysis, he’s going to be slower.” Morty said.
“I’m aware of that!” Gold growled. “Fury Cutter one more time!” Kris was glad he was getting angry, it always made him slack.
“Fire Punch, try and end this!” She called. Flaafy sped forwards, finally moving faster than Scyther. As the bug tried to swing his glowing claws, Flaafy punched Scyther with a fist of fire.
“SCYTHE!” Scyther yelled and he fell over. But at the last moment, he managed to sweep Flaafy’s legs, and she fell opposite him.
“If Fury Cutter hits now, it’ll have over 160 power!” Morty explained.
“Thanks for telling him that.” Kris moaned, and Gold laughed cockily.
“FIRE PUNCH!” Flaafy leapt quickly up, and stood towering over
Scyther. But the bug types claws were glowing a blinding green, and Scyther was ready for a last fight. Before he could move, more electricity flowed through, and Scyther froze. Kris cheered as Flaafy punched him on the head. With a blast of flames, Scyther was knocked unconscious.
“Scyther is out, so Kris and Flaafy win this round!” Morty cried. Gold huffed and brought Scyther back, and he quickly pulled out his next one. Kris gave Flaafy a quick hug.
“Good luck Flaafy.” She whispered, and Flaafy smiled and walked forwards.
“Teddiursa, get rid of her!” Gold boomed, and threw his second ball out. The energy formed, and the innocent looking, yet very malicious Teddiursa formed.
“Ursa Teddi.” The little brown bear snarled, making Flaafy a bit nervous.
“Ice Punch, go for it!” Gold yelled, before Morty could even call the next round.
“Use Thunderbolt to start with.” Kris commanded. Teddiursa ran forwards, his right fist glowing a light blue. But Flaafy smiled, and she released the Thunderbolt, electrifying the bear when he was only a foot away.
“Ted!” He growled, and punched Flaafy in the gut, making her double over in pain.
“Nice job, now use Slash!” Gold ordered. Kris was nervous: the punch had done a lot of damage, and now Slash could do even more.
“Fire a Cotton Spore!” Kris said. Gold and Morty were both surprised, and watched as bits of wool flew out of Flaafy’s wool, and then hit Teddiursa. The bear’s right claw glowed white and extended, and he cut across Flaafy’s head.
“FLAAAA!” She shouted, and fell to the ground, obviously in pain.
“Brilliant, try a Faint Attack!” Gold said in glee.
“Thunderbolt him again, quickly!” Kris cried. Teddiursa smiled over at the trainer, and jumped behind Flaafy, using shadows caused by the building to disguise himself. Flaafy looked around, and began charging up. Suddenly, a fist appeared out of nowhere, hitting Flaafy in the neck. With one final baa of pain, she rolled forwards, landing at Kris’ feet, her eyes shut.
“Flaafy is unconscious, so it is now one all!” Morty exclaimed. Kris sadly brought Flaafy back, and looked across at Gold. He winked cheekily at her, and she glared back. They both had one Pokemon down, and both would fight until the finish.
26th August 2010, 04:36 AM #60
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Re: Kris vs Gold: A Tale of War
nice battle so far! keep it up!!