Ok, I know PokeSpe isn't exactly popular around Bulbagarden evidenced by the inactive Manga and other media section (Please visit if you do enjoy any sort of Pokemon manga or other media). But you know, I really love PokeSpe and I really love writing about the characters. So, as long as one person enjoys this, I am happy :D
Welcome to my third fan fiction on Bulbagarden, 'In Our Free Time'! it's just a bunch of fun events the dex holders will be put through. X, Y, Shauna, Trevor and Tierno are to come in later chapters. While Rakutsu and Faitsu (Refuse to call them Lack-two and Whi-two) are mentioned, they have to to actually be the focus of a chapter yet. Well anyhoo, enjoy!!
-The Crazy Ride-
Either turbulence or lazy engineers made our plane shake up and down, making my seat vibrate constantly. I groaned and rested my head against the headrest, this was excruciating. Junior Platinum, who left earlier today, had invited us to her new private beach house down in Undella Town in Unova, so the Dex Holders who lived far away had to take a plane.
To be blunt, the plane was a dump. The overall color scheme was brown and there were various unidentifiable stains on my chair. There were no T.Vs or radio and the A.C was broken. I lazily placed my hands behind my head and sighed.
The waitress came over and handed us our drinks we previously ordered, a Mountain Dew for me, an iced tea for Silver, and a water for Crystal.
“Thank you.” Crystal said, who was last to receive a drink from the woman. But just as she got the water, our chairs suddenly shook, spilling the liquid all over her red and blue attire.
“Ahh!” Crystal yelled, slightly flinching from the cold water. Silver and I just stared at the girl as she frantically asked the waitress for a towel. The waitress bowed and then quickly left in search of a roll of paper towels. I looked at Crystal as she grumbled to herself, trying to get the water off her arms by shaking them. I couldn’t help but laugh at her. Crystal shot me a glare while Silver elbowed me in the stomach.
“Ow! Really unnecessary!” I cried out at the red head, but he just shrugged at me. Crystal stood up as another attendant handed her a small stack of napkins. She quickly thanked her and uncomfortably sat back in her chair next to Silver. We all attempted to dry her with the cheap and thin product by placing them on random parts of her lap.
“Hey Crys, at least it’s just water.” I tried to assure her. “If my soda spilled on you, well, that would kind of suck.” I bluntly added, making the blue haired girl groan.
“Sometimes, Gold, I swear…” She started to scold me, but the plane shook yet again. I held onto my cup to make sure the same accident didn’t happen to me. The tea in Silver’s cup sloppily leapt in the air and spilled all over the small pull-out table. Crystal gave one of her napkins to Silver.
We all sat in silence for a few more minutes having to hold onto our cups if any more bumps occurred. I tried to quickly swallow my drink so I no longer had to watch it, but the melting ice made the flavor disappear and overall disgusting, so I decided to drink a little bit every few minutes.
About an hour later, someone behind me complained about their drink spilling. I lightly chuckled to myself as I finished up my last sip of flavorless soda. I pulled out a pair of headphones from my bag and placed the buds in my ear. Just as I turned my mp3 player on, an attendant walked past me holding a small pile of napkins. I closed my eyes and reclined back in my seat and smiled. The world quickly dissipated around me as I fell asleep.
I felt someone shake my arm and quickly bolted out of my seat. To my surprise it wasn’t Silver, but Red.
“The plane’s landed. We’re getting off soon, kay?” He said to me. I sleepily nodded at him as his figure went away. As soon as I finished putting my mp3 away, everyone suddenly stood up and started walking out in a single file line. I looked to my left to find Crystal and Silver trying to get over my legs. Crys’ outfit finally looked dry, so I figured a few hours past since I fell asleep. They attempted to push my legs away until I lifted them onto my seat. As soon as I tucked my legs against my body, they walked into the aisle without saying a word.
“Um, Ok then.” I remarked as they exited the plane. I slowly got up and looked out of the window in my row. It was already night time.
“Wow, time sure past quickly, huh?” I said to particularly no one. When I got out of my row, my bag’s strings were tied to my right shoe’s lace.
“Ughh! This happens all the time!” I complained and tried to kick it off, but nothing happened. After realizing it was hopeless, I dragged the bag out of the plane.
I walked into the airport to find that it was painted all brown like the airplane. There were white seats all lined up near the tinted windows in the back, and no one was to be seen. To my right, I spotted a large doorway leading to another room. Figuring they must be there, I ran to the door and peeked inside it. There were five red escalators with a blue stripe on the side of each one placed in different parts of the room. They were empty as well.
“Ok, now I’m really confused.” I said to myself, walking up to the nearest escalator. I stepped onto the moving brown stair and placed my hand on the damp rail. It shocked me. Cursing out loud, I quickly drew my arm back.
‘I’m serious. Whoever’s idea this was is a dead man.’
When the end of the escalator came, I stepped onto the ground to find a clear door leading outside. There was a group of people standing near it. I walked up to the door and opened it to find Crystal glaring at me. She rested her hands against her hips and growled at me.
“Hey, super serious gal! What’s…up…?” I nervously greeted the angry teen. She pompously stomped towards me and shot her pointer finger in my face.
“What’s up?” She angrily echoed. “What’s up?! What’s up is that you’re an hour late, that’s what’s up!!” She loudly yelled at me, pulling my arm in the direction of a nearby bus. All of the other Dex Holders gave me disappointed looks as I solemnly walked onto the large automobile. The bus had the same brown feel as both the plane and the airport.
Before I knew it, I was placed on a window seat. It was still night time, but it looked a little brighter than before. I heard someone sit in the seat next to me, only to reveal it was yet again Crystal.
“Oh hey, Crys. Do you know where our luggage is?” I asked her, looking around the bus. “And do you know where we are exactly?” She looked me directly in the eye and started crying. Her eyes were red and brilliantly shined as tears fell down her face.
“Oh, what?! What’s wrong?!” I was startled by her sudden actions and tried to calm her down. I had no idea how to act around a crying girl, there were so many things to do wrong, so I pulled a napkin out of the bag attached to my shoe and gave it to her.
“You, You’re such a jerk…!” She cried, smacking my arm a couple times. Napkins flew around our row, and one got stuck on my face. I tried to pull it off, but it felt like it was attached by glue.
“See? And you’re trying to ignore me by using that napkin!” She continued, easily pulling the napkin off with no effort. She blew her nose into it and threw it into the seat behind us. I peeked over the seat to find Ruby gingerly picking it off of his leg. He stood up, placed it on my head, called it beautiful, and politely sat back down.
I stared at him in confusion as he placed his bag on the empty seat next to him. The bus’ A.C (Thank, Arceus) made the napkin fly off of my head and back into Crystal’s lap.
“Ok, whatever you say prissy boy.” I sourly told him, plopping back in my seat. I looked back out my window to find that the bus started to drive. Really, really fast. I then suddenly felt someone smack the back of my head. I yelled out in pain and grasped the throbbing smack wound.
“Who the hell did tha-“ I looked to my right to find Crystal glaring at me again.
“What did I do this time?!” I angrily asked her. She continued to glare at me and crossed her arms. She was no longer crying.
“You really are stupid.” Crystal blankly said to me. “Hmph!” She quickly turned away from me and looked into the aisle. I sighed and reclined back into my chair. Cool air continued to blow into my face and made me somewhat cold. I raised my arm and flipped the small black switch off. As soon as the air stopped blowing, the bus came to a sudden stop. A few people got thrown into the seat in front of them or were thrust into the aisle.
The people began to complain.
“What’s going on?!” Red loudly yelled from the back.
“Yeah, what’s up?!” Sapphire complained, picking herself up from the dirty brown carpet.
I turned the air conditioning switch back on. With a sudden start, inertia shoved me back into my seat and almost gave me whiplash. A few of the Dex Holders were pushed across the floor, while the others smacked their head on the back of their chair. I groggily looked out of the window to find we were driving again. The cold air began to brush against my face.
“This bus is so damn weird…” I thought to myself as we passed by a dozen of beach houses.
A few minutes later, we arrived at our destination, Platinum’s house. After the weird day I’ve had so far, I was ready to relax on a comfortable beach chair while eating gourmet snacks. My stomach growled just thinking about it. We all got up and walked outside to find that the morning sun was finally rising. The sky was painted a light blue and orange and the white clouds dotted random points like cotton balls.
I walked on the gravel filled ground as the Sinnoh Dex Holders and their juniors walked out to greet us. Plasma gal was the last to leave, and let the beautifully decorated door slam behind her. I looked at the house, it was gorgeous. It looked so classy and modern, but had a touch of Victorian style to it. There was a huge glass window on the upper floor which showcased a gigantic, super sparkly chandelier. I mean, I knew our junior was richer than me, but not this rich.
Platinum walked up to me and asked what I thought of the setting.
“Oh, it’s amazing, Plat.” I truthfully told her. “I can’t wait to see the rest of it.” The two of us walked towards the door. I held it open for her, but just as I did, the sky suddenly went dark.
Loud gusting noises blasted against my ears. Everyone else ran inside, leaving me alone to hold the door open. As soon as everyone was safely inside, I let the door slam behind me as I ran towards the bus outside. I looked up at the dark and gloomy sky. There was nothing to be seen but miles upon miles of grey clouds. The wind picked up intensely and made the trees violently blow with the gusts of air.
The noises grew louder as a few long tentacles grew from the darkest spot in the sky. By this point, the sun was completely blocked out. One long slimy tentacle stretched out for the window of
the house. It shattered the glass, and caused everyone to loudly scream in fear. The string of slime retreated from the window, leaving a long trail of disgusting goo. At first I was relieved, but then I realized it was holding something. Or someone.
It was Crystal.
It held her around the waist and picked her up high into the sky. She was screaming, trying to kick it to get out of its hard grasp. Without thinking, I reached for a pokeball on my belt, but to my terror there were none. My pokeballs were back in my luggage. Airports had forced pokeballs to be put into the trainer’s luggage ever since that Wailord incident with Sapphire a few years back.
“Damn it! Where’s my luggage?!” I cursed to myself. Realizing my Pokémon were out of grasp, I frantically looked around for anything to save Crystal as she was being lifted higher into the air. The ground crazily shook as I tried to think of a solution and numerous pebbles vibrated near my feet. Without thinking, I picked up a smooth grey pebble and chucked it at the monster.
It hit the monster, causing a large chunk of slime to splatter onto the ground. Crystal was yelling something to me but I couldn’t hear her.
“Use – nap- in to- clean!” She yelled, her voice distant from my ears. The ground continued to shake as I tried to reach for my bag still attached to my shoe lace. I withdrew a napkin from the small black sack and I placed it on the oozy goo. Nothing happened.
Just as I tried to figure out what else to do, Crystal was carried out of sight into the grey sky.
Devastated, I fell to the ground and started to angrily pound the ground. Tears slipped out of my eyes as my pace slowed down to an occasional hit to the gravel. The earthquake ended, and
Crystal was gone. How could I let her go…Crystal… The pain was too real. The one person who cared for me the most was gone and I couldn’t protect her. I felt my body go numb as I rested my fist on the cruel, unforgiving ground. Useless. I was useless and weak.
“No…” I quietly whispered to myself. My hand stung and held tiny pieces of rock in my skin. More tears flew to the ground as I let loose one final slam to the ground.
“No!! Crystal, please! Don’t go…!” I cried out.
“I’m sorry! Please, don’t leave me!” I desperately yelled to the empty grey sky, it all seemed so fake. But, the pain felt all too real.
“Please!! I love you!!” I loudly confessed for all to hear. Everyone appeared to remain inside the house, as if they were watching me. My sight began to fade away to black.
Blackness overtook, and everything felt dead for a minute.
“Gold! Hey, Wake up!” I felt someone severely shaking me. “Hey! We’ve landed in Unova, please get up!” I recognized the voice, it was Crystal. I slowly opened my eyes to find her a few inches away from my face. Her cheeks became a bright red as she quickly backed away and stood up straight.
I looked around the plane to find that everyone else was slowly getting up and packing their items up. Noticing that Silver was out of his seat, I looked for him. He appeared to be near the front of the plane with a few of our seniors. There were flashing signs scattered around the plane making dinging noises to get our attention, probably to let us know we could unbuckle our seat belts and leave.
I tiredly looked at Crystal and felt a sudden rush of relief, as she was still here. I let out a loud sigh. It was all a dream, thank Arceus, it was just a dream.
“Hey, are you Ok?” Crystal snapped me out of my trance. She had a concerned look on her face. “You look a bit in pain, and you were crying in your sleep before. Do you feel alright?” Crystal asked. I nodded, letting her know I was fine. I slowly got out of the chair and walked out into the aisle where she was waiting for me. I picked up my black bag and slung it over my shoulder, also relieved to see it not attached to my shoe. My gaze moved over to the window. The outside shined vividly and let me know that it was about noon and a new day was yet to come.
We made our way out of the airplane and into the long tube connecting us to the airport. Each time we set a foot down, the noise echoed throughout the plastic tunnel. Talking from everyone else faded into background noise as my thoughts began to shift to my gnawing hunger.
“I guess you had a bad nightmare, huh?” Crystal suddenly said, holding onto the strap of her purse. “To bad we didn’t have a Lunar Wing with us!” She lightly laughed. I couldn’t help but smile.
“Yeah, though nothing could really make me scared. Not even a nightmare!” I declared, loud enough for everyone to hear. I crossed my arms and cheekily grinned at Crystal. We were nearing the exit of the tunnel, as the chatter and light grew considerably.
“Heh, I guess so.” She replied fitting a giggle or two in. We both uneasily walked a bit for a few more seconds. “You grabbed my arm at one point, you know. Silver promptly smacked your hand away a few seconds after. I think he was trying to watch his show on his laptop.” I appreciated her change of topic.
“What was it called again? It was that one about the robots and Senior Red’s Pokémon, right…?” She pondered, tapping her chin thoughtfully.
“Like I know! We should go ask that girl he likes…” I mischievously replied, only to be cut off by my own stomach. It growled loud enough for almost everyone to hear. Crystal started to snicker.
“Before we embarrass Silver, we should probably get something to eat.” She gleefully stated. We both began to walk over to the nearest food stall we could find. I knew our relationship wouldn’t last this great forever because I would somehow find a way to mess it up, but for today I would try to keep it up.
Nothing could go wrong now, right?