Luna's Lost Memories (Pokémon fanfic)
I'm not anywhere near done yet, I expect seven chapters.
It was a dark, stormy winter night. The sky was dotted with stars. Snow was raiding the sky like a large school of fish frightened by a shark. The trees of the forest were mostly bare, with a few evergreens scattered here and there. Most of the leaves had been blown away by the wind, leaving behind a forest of mostly bare trees and huge piles of snow. In one part of the forest, the snow had fallen in such a peculiar way that a maze was formed. The forest was usually quiet at this time, but an odd sight alerted the inhabitants of the forest that had not already started hibernation.
A crew of villains was in pursuit of a young girl, who couldn’t have been older than ten. Luckily for her, they couldn’t run fast, and she took advantage of this with the best of her ability. However, there were other things she had to consider. Although the girl had the advantage of speed, she couldn’t run forever. Obviously knowing this, she started looking for a place to hide. Unfortunately, there weren’t any nearby caves or alcoves, so she was forced to continue. Finally, after ten minutes of running, she found a decently sized cave. What she did not notice was a small rock in her path and a large gap covered with leaves. When she finally noticed the rock and the gap, it was too late. The young girl tripped on the rock and fell into the deep pit.
When Luna woke up, she had no idea what time it was. She had lost her watch a long time ago. She really had no clue where she was either. She did know that she was in some underground cave. Dimly lit torches lined the walls, which were of some weird rock. Luna started examining the cave. The first thing she noticed was a large pool of water, which looked endless. She could not swim it. At this, she almost lost hope.
Until she heard a loud roar. Luna did not dare make a sound, but she knew there was now hope of escaping. She simply waited, for there was nothing else to do.
Then she saw what was making the noise. The ground started shaking. A Gyarados emerged from the water. Strangely, it did not move towards her. It simply stood there, staring.
“Uh, hi,” Luna broke the silence. “Can you help me reach the other side of that pool?”
Now the Gyarados started to advance towards Luna. It roared.
“What did you say?” Luna asked, forgetting what she was talking to.
The Gyarados roared again. This time Luna partially understood it. Gyarados was hungry.
“I don’t have any meat, but I have an apple. Will that do?” Luna said.
The Gyarados roared again, and Luna tossed the apple. It missed. She was terrible at tossing things. Gyarados was ticked. It did not feel like going underwater to fetch the apple. At that, it went on a rampage. Luna knew she had to do something. With extreme dexterity, she jumped. She jumped farther than she ever had. She ended up on top of the Gyarados, which was moving wildly. She slipped almost immediately and held on to it. Now, she was helpless.
Again, something happened. Luna heard the fluttering of wings. Metal wings. A Skarmory flew into the cave. At this sight, the Gyarados went back underwater, and it flung Luna off first. Luckily, she landed lightly on the other side of the pool. The Skarmory flew towards her. It made a sound, and Luna understood it perfectly.
“You’re so sweet!” she said.
The Skarmory made another sound. Who are you?
“Uh, my name is Luna, and, uh, that’s all I remember,” Luna replied, puzzled.
The Skarmory made yet another sound. Well, that seems bad. I was separated from my family a while ago, but I still remember everything.
“Uh, what’s your name?”
“Then I guess I’ll call you Lucky. We’re both rather lucky to be alive, aren’t we?”
Luna and Lucky left the cave by a nearby exit. They were very surprised where they ended up.