Table of Contents
1.The Spartan Mayor
2.The Girl Who Knows The Hearts of Dragons
3.Trust 4.Opelucid In Flames 5.How to Train Your Dragon-type
6.Agent Whitlea, Case Closed!
A/N:My first really serious Fanfic is this one. Iris is a pretty fun and interesting character with a nice design to me, so I just have had the strong urge to write a sort of story about her and her future. How she came to be and how things have been for her. It's a Fanfiction on Iris, the Gym Leader of White Version's Opelucid Gym and character from the BW & BW2 games. Some focus will also be on Drayden during parts of the story as he is connected to Iris. I'm still not really happy with this introduction chapter, I just look at it and think about all the things I think may have been badly done or attempted. But, I just went with this since I've been wanting to post this chapter for quite some time now, I'll try to do better in the future. As always any and all constructive criticism is appreciated, it can only make me better!
Oh, and if you wanna be on my mention list just ask.
Chapter 1 The Spartan Mayor
Unova's very own Opelucid City was certainly a site to behold. So modern, yet so old. The city was almost like a vintage wine, aged to perfection. The city of the old and the new, truly a nostalgic treasure for many. Life in Opelucid was always calm and yet so exciting. Many people traversed the city daily with the latest Castelia City designed cellphones and the most up to date computers. The roads and sidewalks held the most nature-efficient streetlights. People put nature and technology in high regard in Opelucid, appreciating the grace and life of nature and the convenience and helpfulness of technology was Opelucid's unofficial law by many. The city gave off a certain air about it, accustomed to itself and few other places in Unova. There was a certain man in particular who truly supported and worked hard toward Opelucid and what it is today.
"Hurry up!" a young man yelled as he carried a box.
"I'm just a girl, chill out!" the young lady said with a clear heavy animosity in her voice lugging the rather medium sized crate.
"We have other things to do you know," he said in a clear spiteful tone as the two kept walking. A small bump on the ground drew Ed's attention.
"Molly you dropped one."
"It's just one forget it," she said as the Pecha stayed on the ground rolling near a rough dark purple boot that looked as if it had been put through quite some use over the years.
"What a shame..." the man bent over picking up the pink fruit. "You two!" the man boomed in a gruff professional voice that sent shivers down Ed and Molly's spines. The man walked calmly over to the children. Ed kept a clear face and tried his best to not look nervous, even though it came off as clearly forced, a small bead of sweat leapt off Ed's head. As the man came toward the two, Ed stared at the man's face full of white crisp facial hair that almost completely covered the area around his mouth, his head had the same hair, and the rather aged yellow brownish eyes spelled clear annoyance being contained under a cap. The man's arms and muscles were rather big, truly a walking testament to all his hard work over the years. "You dropped something," he said as he pointed the Pecha at Molly.
"O-Oh, thank you sir," she said as she walked over as Drayden sat the Pecha on top of the crate of other Poison healing fruit.
"Children today truly don't realize what they have, where exactly did those Pecha Berries come from?" the man asked.
"Ordered them from manu-," Ed was cut off.
"No, they came from nature. Never take even the smallest thing for granted, even if it may be a small Pecha Berry. Nature works hard to give us all our food in a way, show the tiniest bit of respect," he answered back. "Good day," Drayden said walking away as the children relaxed themselves a bit.
"God that was stressful, I thought we were going to get chewed out or in trouble or something. Eh, Edmond?"
"I guess..." Ed answered.
Nature works hard to give us all our food... he replayed Drayden's words in his head.
"Let's go Molly," he said carrying their luggage down the sidewalk.
"Humph, children these days," Drayden said grunting as he walked through the city streets.
"Keeping Opelucid's youth in-line I see..." a rather elderly aged woman said as she walked near Drayden.
"I expect the best of Opelucid City, that includes the people Ms.Maryann."
"I expect nothing less from someone who has worked hard since childhood. Any challengers lately?" the woman said as she and Drayden walked toward a large building that gave off the shape of a reptilian creature, scale-like bricks shaped the surface of the establishment.
"Yes, quite a few. Not many have managed to show the same spirit and respect that I truly cherish, there have only been a choice few."
"Things really have changed since the day of your grandfather," Maryann said earnestly. "Take care," the woman walked away.
Drayden walked through the door of the Dragon shaped structure. The inside of the Gym gave off a thin air and vibe about it, and the field was worn away quite a bit. The area was rather large and opened with distinct Dragon crafted statues and patterns decorated all around. Drayden left the area walking to the end of the gym into a back room. Besides the weight set and barbells, it was a relatively normal office. He sat down staring at the pictures of his various family and friends, eying one picture in particular of a young brown haired boy holding a green Dragon, tusk protruding its jaws, and rather large innocent eyes. The same could be said for the young child.
With the construction of the Driftveil Gym finished, we hope to see a lot more activity in the city as well as tourism.
"Keep going!" a tenacious sixteen year-old said to a fourteen year-old adolescent huffing and puffing as sweat poured from his face. "You two have got to pick up the slack!" he said as he and a Flaaffy continued to physical push and rotate a rather large wheel with much might. Opposite the large electricity generating wheel was a small green Pokemon with a youthful Drayden. Deed always liked to have the radio on as he worked, his father's radio he borrowed occasionally.
Drayden breathed heavily as sweat popped from his forehead, his whole shirt nearly drenched in his own perspiration. "Continue forward Axew!" he encouraged his Pokemon alongside him and they both put much force and strength into their work.
"Okay that's just enough speed! Quickly Dray!" as he stopped pushing, he took a step back as did Drayden. "Thundershock!"
"Fwwwaff!" the pink and white sheep let loose a large circuit of electricity as it struck the wheel speeding it up even further until it was moving by itself.
"Now Dray! Get it right this time!" he lectured his younger sibling.
"Dragon Rage!" Drayden commanded as the Tusk Pokemon opened its mouth shooting a large flare of bluish fiery electricity toward the generator wheel, its rotation was sent into hyper drive as it moved alone.
"That's it!" Deed said relieved as the wheel finally was moving alone. The Flaaffy and Axew walked over giving each other a respective high five.
"Good work Dray," Deed said as he shook his brother's hand. Deed and Drayden always worked to support their family, doing their part always in an attempt to keep their family stable and healthy. "I'll go get our last assignment, just chill there," he said scampering off down the metal covered area, making sure not to get in the way of other workers and Pokemon.
"Only one job left today guys, then we can relax for a while," Drayden said in a glad tone as he listened in on the portable radio.
There is even a new Opelucid Gym construction plan in the making, bringing more tourism to Opelucid will only strengthen the future of the city and its development, Drayden's ears perked up.
How will that help anything? he thought.
"Dray! Get in gear! We're on the backyard chopping wood!" Deed snapped Drayden back into reality. "Hustle!" Deed said as Drayden followed him, Axew and Flaaffy following closely behind.
"So, Deed how is a gym going to help anything?" Drayden asked curiously.
"Well, for one with a Gym around the city. We'll get more visitors and tourist and that will make more money for our city. More money equals better living conditions," he answered his curious sibling as he eyed a rather large chested fatigued woman walking by.
"God, you're a perv at times," Drayden taunted his older brother.
"Wait?! You don't think I was looking do you?" Deed said guilty as he had been caught in the act once again.
"Forget it. What do Gyms do anyway?" he questioned Deed.
"Gyms are designed to test the strength of trainers, trainers who are strong and live in the city are the Gym Leaders. It takes a lot of skill, so I've heard." Deed answered clearly as they reached the backyard of the electricity generation factory. Drayden and Deed jogged over picking up the pic axes as Flaaffy and Axew sat cylinder shaped pieces of wood in front of their respective owners.
"1...2....3!" Deed and Drayden simultaneously sent the axes through the pieces of wood as they sliced cleanly in half. The two brotherly Pokemon gathered up the sliced pieces and threw them into a large green bin. Reloading the two young men with two new cylinder shaped wood pieces. "1...2...3," Deed counted down once more as they cut the wood pieces once more in that same process.
"70 pieces and we will have reached our quota," Drayden said gladly as he chopped the wood once more. "So Deed, you wanna go pick up some berries later?"
"I guess Dray, remember that we also have to go pick up our payments," Deed said as he cut the timber.
Drayden and Deed gradually finished cutting all the timber, finishing their work for the day. They went to see their boss in his office.
"Mr.Saint we've finished our task for the day," Deed said as he stood in the office in front of his and Drayden's employer. Sporting a big gut with suspenders and gray business pants as well as a cranium more naked than a Palpitoad's body.
"Nice job boys, nice job," he said as he counted bills of money into two separate piles. "You've done nicely for this being your first year Drayden, I'll throw a little extra your way for that," Mr.Saint said generously as he sealed the money into envelopes for the two boys.
"Thank you," they said as they both tentatively stretched out an arm and hand to retrieve the hard worked for currency.
"Don't spend it all in one place," Mr.Sant said as the boys bolted out of the office.
"So, let's hurry up and get home so we can go ahead and pay the bills and buy the food for the week."
These are what Drayden's childhood days typically consisted of, hard work and seldom time to play and lolly gag. But, work in an attempt to support his family and their future, especially alongside his closest brother in age. Truly a very disciplined life in comparison to the youth of Opelucid today.
A vicious scream ripped through Drayden's ears, he got up and dashed toward the outside. A rather large crowd had formed around what looked to be a very angry brown dog like Pokemon. Everyone watched insight as the Pokemon growled, looking as if it was going to tear them to shreds. Everyone was on high alert, all sweating bullets.
"Dammit! Don't agitate it anymore, it looks angry!" a young male yelled.
"Thank you captain obvious!" a female voice from the crowd screamed.
The large brown furry canine Pokemon growled as its fangs shook viciously the Pokemon came charging toward the crowd, the people panicked as the Pokemon barely missed them, hitting a light pole. The pole shuddered and shook as it began to gradually lean back and forth and soon gave way to gravity. A child looked on from the ground in utter shock as it was about to fall on her. This truly was a gruesome sight.
"Hellllp!" the girl yelled in fear, she was lucky to find a man had gotten in her way. The Spartan Mayor man handled the pole before it hit the child. Drayden struggled with the rather large object. The girl looked on in utter shock and bewilderment at the scene, her life could have potentially come to an end, but..he saved her. Her large petite brown youthful eyes shined with fear and gratitude, she was so shook up from the near death experience she couldn't stop herself from shivering which caused her long purple black locks to sway back and forth in the wind, still paralyzed her dark skin almost looked as if it would turn white like a ghost's body.
"Run damn child!" Drayden snapped the young girl back from under her terrified state, she found it within herself to jolt away from the scene. Drayden soon moved out of the way letting the pole fall to the ground.
The Pokemon barked now training its rage at Drayden, he pulled out a small Poke Ball. Slightly tapping the white button in the middle with his purple gloved finger and tossing it an array of white light spilled from the metallic red and white sphere as a rather large green and black Pokemon materialized from the ball.
The Pokemon glared angrily and clearly was ready to do combat. Its large axe shaped and fined tusk making it look threatening, with its long tail and bulging muscles in its body pumping. Its height truly being something threatening alongside its sharp claws and teeth and the very exterior, tone, and look of the Pokemon showed it truly had been put through slavery over the years.
"Our mayor's going to handle it!" a voice said from the crowd as everyone got a tad more calm from Drayden's presence. The little girl stared in anticipation of what would happen next.
"Laaaannnd!" the Pokemon barked as it charged in with its body glowing a purple and orange aura, truly intent on not just injuring but possibly killing Drayden and his Dragon-type.
"You've caused quite a lot of chaos, there's no point in showing any mercy. Haxorus, Dragon Claw!" The Pokemon in no time quickly delivered a violent bluish slash to the canine Pokemon as it hit the dirt, slightly bloody, silent. Everyone clapped in respect of Drayden and his Haxorus, Drayden calmly took out a Poke Ball dropping it onto the Stoutland's unconscious body.
Oog. Oog. Ogg. Bing, a small spring of sparkles emitted from the sphere. Drayden breathed a sigh of relief as the Pokemon was secured in the Poke ball.
"Does anyone know whom is responsible for this?!" Drayden boomed.
"'Scuse me, scuse me. Pardon me!" a teenage woman attempted to muscle her way through the crowd. "It's mine! Sir, please! I'm sorry," she said as tears ran down her face.
"Do you not realize that violent Pokemon should be kept in their Poke Balls? Your irresponsible behavior endangered the lives of many people today," Drayden lectured.
"Please sir, I'm sorry," the young woman pleaded once again with the Spartan Mayor. "Let me explain myself, Stoutland got away while I was training him! I just got him from my father as a gift!" she said hoping to win the Dragon specialist over."He really means a lot to me," she said with a crack in her voice as snot began to bubble from her nose slightly.
"If you don't have full control of it, keep it in a Poke Ball," he said bluntly to the young woman as he handed her the Pokeball. "You have no more excuses," he gave her the Poke Ball not in the mood to deal with any whiny teenagers.
"Thank you for understanding," she said as she walked away with the newly caught Stoutland, the large crowd slowly dispersed.
Who the hell gives a mere child such a strong and evolved Pokemon? he thought to himself as he walked away back into his gym. Sometimes I wonder how kids these days could be so reckless. If these are the future of Opelucid, what does that mean for my gym?
Yes, these were the typical days of Drayden. Keeping peace within Opelucid City, the city he thought of as a gem itself. He truly cared for the city and the people with in it, he could be blunt at times but he continued to work toward a better future for the city. But, he always had the thought of what would happen to his Pokemon Gym at the back of his head, what would happen when he had to retire? Who would take helm of the gym and in turn challenge the trainers of the future as well as the trainers of the day. Drayden was no where near ready to retire certainly, but this is the type of thing he always thought about. Is there one trainer or child who could show Drayden the bright future of Opelucid and Unova?
"That was so scary, Druddigon," a young female voice said vibrantly. "I didn't think I could move at all. I'm so thankful that man saved me though," she said smiling joyfully as the wind swept through her long purple locks, and bright eyes looked toward the sky. The tree's bark didn't bother her as the leaves provided a nice cushion for her, the forest was her hangout in a way, she had gotten used to the feel of it.
"Druddi?" the Pokemon answered back.
"Yeah and he had a really cute and strong Dragon Pokemon, just like you," she said blissfully. "I wish we could have met it," she said as her and the Pokemon looked toward the sky and the future.