The fresh morning breeze filled Academy Island, the trees whistled with the wind and Pokemon were just coming out of their hiding places to welcome the day.
Classes were finally back in session and after the match between the Enforcers and the Media Club the day before, the school still hadn’t calmed down. Students made their way into the castle, their voices taking over campus as they all commented on the events that had transpired the day before.
Reggie on the other hand had other thoughts on his head, completely unaware of the attention he was getting as he walked pass, a blush still embedded on his face as he thought back to the events of the night before…no, he couldn’t think back to them…at least not in that specific moment. He put his hand to his face and felt the heat that it was radiating. And how couldn’t it? He had spent the night with Miko for the first time something that was still amazing to him.
“I feel so happy right now,” he spoke with a shaky tone as he walked through the grass of the campus.
“Yo, space man!” Reggie was pulled out of his thoughts by the sound of Fin’s voice from behind him. He turned around and saw him walking towards him while waving his right hand. “You seem like you’re deep in thought about something…but a blush huh…” he scratched his chin in curiosity before smirking. “Did something good happen last night?” he asked as a toothy smirk appeared on his face.
“Wha…no..nothing happened…nothing at all,” he stuttered as his eyes turned away from Fin nervously; his body even shaking as he spoke. He was still feeling shy about the whole thing, and while Fin was his best friend he also knew that he was the last person he should say those things to.
“Oh please, you have the ‘I got laid last night’ face plastered all over you,” Fin teased, raising his index finger so that he could point at Reggie’s face. Suddenly Fin’s expression became giddy and his eyes opened wide with realization. “Oh my god, you and Miko…wow…details man, details!” Fin yelled as he threw his arm around Reggie’s shoulder.
“No details, and don’t speak so loudly you idiot!” Reggie yelled.
“Oh come on, you can’t expect me to just let something like this god, it’s like asking the rain not to fall,” Fin sighed.
“Well if you’re so curious about what I did then why don’t you tell me what you did last night?” Reggie frowned. He noticed that Fin actually became catatonic when he mentioned this, almost as if he too had something that he needed to hide.
“Fine I won’t lie…I got myself a little love last night as well, it was normal you know,” Fin shrugged, though it was clear that there was more to it.
“Oh really? Who was it?”
“None of your business!” Fin exclaimed before he began to poke at Reggie’s ribs and causing the Charizard Red student to squirm about. “We were on the subject of you and Miko so don’t go changing it damn it!”
“What are we kids? why are you poking at my ribs!?”
Fin laughed at this and took his arm away from Reggie, a satisfied grin crossing his face as he kept walking. “I’m just teasing you man,” he said playfully and turned to look towards the building’s entrance before proceeding to scan the rest of the Castle’s garden.
He was still surprised at the huge side of it, sprawling as far as 500 meters. There were fourth grass fields located on each one of the corners of the field with the area between them being made of bricks. These paths led to the two black buildings that were on either side, which had been created for the first years after the school was rebuilt during the summer. “Hey, how about we go and get some breakfast, I’m craving for some pancakes.”
“Well I was supposed to meet Miko at the food court so I guess that works,” Reggie nodded his head in agreement; something that made Fin’s smile wider before the two kept walking towards the large castle-like building that stood in the center path right in front of them.
That’s when the two finally noticed the large crowd that had gathered right in front of the entrance of the school; something that tweaked their curiosity, though there was something that told Reggie that things weren’t right.
The two gasped as they passed through the crowd. Standing amongst the crowd was Kevin, his nose was covered with a Band-Aid; something that in turn made Fin scoff. He also had a band aid on his cheek and his right arm was bandaged. The thing that shocked Reggie most about his appearance though was the fact that he was wearing the green uniform that normal Roselia Leaf students wear as opposed to the Enforcers version of the uniform he used to wear.
Standing in front of Kevin, and with a pissed off look on his face was a Pikachu Thunder student with a red colored Mohawk that pointed upwards and matched with his bloodshot eyes. Reggie couldn’t help but feel a bit intimidated when he saw how the guy glared down at Kevin and was afraid of what could be happening. “This is an interesting scene,” Fin muttered.
Standing behind him was a short petite Charizard Flame girl, she grabbing onto the guy’s shoulder as she too glared at Kevin. She had violet colored eyes with eye shadow around her eyelashes and under her eyes. Reggie was a bit amazed by the fact he couldn’t recognize the girl, even after detailing her bright green hair. He noticed that Kevin didn’t seem to move, he just stood there staring at the two as if asking what they wanted.
“Anyways Mr. Actor, you better fess up and apologize to my girl here for what you did yesterday!?” the boy with the Mohawk screamed, his voice breaking through the crowd thanks to the force he had put into it.
Kevin once more didn’t flinch and instead jus scratched his ear. “I’m sorry but I don’t know what you mean, and frankly I don’t care, I’m not really in a good mood today,” the blond replied with bitterness as he pocketed his hands; however, he did scan the girl so as to try to remember who she was.
“Seriously?” the boy snickered before stepping aside so that his girlfriend would move forward. “Why don’t you tell him what he did babe?”
“Certainly,” the girl nodded her head, her face changed now displaying a more melancholic expression; something that made what they were trying to do clear to Reggie and Fin. “Yesterday during the after party Kevin came to me and we started talking…and…and then he took advantage of me and made me cheat on my poor Mike…” the sobbed, she burying her face in her hands while Mike put his arms around her.
“Yes! Now apologize for what you did to us!” Mike yelled; though this still got no reaction from Kevin. Seeing this he decided to keep insisting, his face becoming more malicious as he increased his volume. “Oh I get it, maybe you just did it to make yourself feel better after having your puny little ass handed to you by that Damon kid huh!?” he screamed. “Is your little self-esteem down you poor washed up actor!”
At this Kevin finally reacted, his face displaying his irritation at Mike’s comment. It didn’t last for long though and proceeded to turn into a smirk when he finally began to pace towards him. “I see, so you’re here to get me to take responsibility for sleeping with your girlfriend…you know I didn’t actually recognize her until I heard her voice, I couldn’t forget that voice since it’s almost melodic.”
“Guess what Mike,” he enunciated his name and finally stood face to face with Mike. “I did sleep with your girlfriend, now if you want to believe I took advantage of her that’s up to you but regardless of the case the fact that she went with me clearly says something about how much you suck as a boyfriend,” Kevin spoke slowly, his words dripping with unadulterated malice.
A vein popped on Mike’s forehead and his face in turn became redder as he latched onto the neck of Kevin’s neck and pulled him closer. “What did you say to me you shitface punk!”
The crowd began to gasp in disbelief, with some people beginning to chant for a fight to start. Unfortunately for the crowd Fin was able to step in and grabbed a hold of Mike’s arm. The boy turned to Fin, his glare intensifying; however he was greeted by Fin’s own glare, his eyes looking down at Mike as they became almost deadly. “Let. Him. Go,” with that Mike cowered back and allowed Fin to yank his arm off from Kevin.
“W-Why do you care? This doesn’t concern-“
“I’ll do what I like and stopping you from causing a stupid fight is what I wanna do!” Fin yelled back; not even allowing Mike to finish his sentence. “Now take your hussy girlfriend and crawl under a hole and die or something, frankly I could care less.”
The two didn’t reply, instead they just looked at each other skeptically. He seemed to want to talk back but couldn’t whenever he looked at Fin again. “This isn’t over!” he exclaimed before he and his girlfriend ran into the building.
Kevin stared at Fin for a moment before speaking. “Why did you help me out?”
“I didn’t do it cause I wanted to,” Fin frowned before pointing to Reggie; who was now standing in front of the crowd. “Reg can’t help you cause he’s got his own share of wounds so I did it for him.”
Kevin looked at a now nervous Reggie; mostly cause of the fact that he was now the center of attention. “Don’t think that we’ll be friends now,” Kevin scoffed, clearly mocking the boy. “Just cause you beat me doesn’t mean I’m going to retake what I said before, things such as friends are just pointless in the end.”
“I don’t want us to be friends,” Reggie replied while shaking his head; his eyes staring deeply at Kevin’s. “At least not if you don’t want to, but I couldn’t let them take advantage of you for that, besides, I do feel bad that now you’re…” his eyes looked down at his uniform with regret.
“You’re sad I’m not an Enforcer?” Kevin chuckled. “I don’t care really, I was only using them so I could get a chance to face off against you, we clearly saw how that ended up so it doesn’t matter…now leave me alone,” Kevin pocketed his hands and turned away from the rest of the crowd before proceeding to walk inside the building.
With that the crowd began to disperse as Fin walked back to his friend and patted his shoulder. “Hey, you okay?” he asked. Reggie had to admit that he was kind of surprised though, even though Fin had completely changed only a few minutes ago he had gone back to his usual calm and gentle demeanor, it was scary.
“Why…why is it you change so suddenly?” Reggie asked, deciding that it was better to get his worries out of his head. “This happened before too, last year when Lance came to visit and during the fight against Zivok and his men, and this year too when we fought against the Black Knights.”
Fin didn’t answer, just nodding his head and scratching his chin in thought. “It’s just…sometimes it seems like there’s a whole other side of you, you use the name Fin instead of your real name which is Fang…I kind of wonder if there’s another reason for that.”
“Well,” Fin outstretched his hands and smiled brightly towards his friend. “Yeah there is another reason, though that’s beyond the point right now.”
“I guess you could say that I’m like the sea itself in a way, I can be calm one minute and violent the next…I wouldn’t hit a woman though!” he laughed and scratched the back of his head, though it was clear to Reggie that he was just trying to change the mood of the conversation. “I admit my dad presses my buttons, and really you couldn’t expect me to stay relax in a life or death situation,” he shrugged. “But with Skyla and this time too…well Skyla and I might have a strange relationship but I care about her, and this time I wanted to help you out and doing that was the only way really.”
Reggie was still a bit confused, there was just so much that he still didn’t know about Fin even though he considered him his best friend or even a brother. He decided to ignore these thoughts though, after all the only thing that counted was the fact that he had him on his side. “But yeah, you’re my friend…hell you might even be the little brother I never had, someone I can tease and mess around with!” Fin laughed once more, only to see Reggie stretching his fist out towards him.
“Sorry for that sudden question,” Reggie bowed his head in apology as he stared at Fin.
“No problem buddy,” Fin smirked as he gently put his fist together with Reggie’s. “Now let’s go, I’m hungry after all that drama.”
In the third floor of the castle was Elemental Academy’s very own food court also known as the “Food Fair” by the student body. Reggie stared at the room with amazement as he walked inside. The court was composed of two floors, the first floor was filled with tables in every corner and had different types of food stands and restaurants lined up next to each other for the students to pick. In the center of the Food Fair were a pair of escalators that led to the second floor.
The floor was divided by a clear glass bridge that connected the two sides, like the first floor there were even more stands lined up with few chairs set up in front of them; though at the moment all of the stands on the top floor were closed.
“You normally eat in the Charizard Flame’s Pokemon Center so I guess you’re pretty shocked huh?” Fin asked with a grin as he strutted into the room calmly. “The food in the Pokemon Centers are good, but once or twice I crave for a good burger.”
“I’m still confused as to what the Cooking Club helps with, supposedly they work in one of the school’s kitchens right?” Reggie asked curiously.
“The school has its own stands set up aside from the ones you’d find out in the real world, the Cooking Club helps out in those stands,” Fin replied sagely. “Now I’m going to go to Wendy’s and buy myself some breakfast.”
“You’re going to a burger joint for breakfast?”
“They sell these awesome pancakes man!” Fin exclaimed with childish eagerness, his eyes gleaming towards Reggie. “I’ll buy some for you so you can see how right I am.”
“Well I guess since I’m pretty hungry…sure why not?” Reggie chuckled nervously, mostly because he was surprised at Fin’s sudden eagerness.
“Well at least he calmed down after that,” Reggie noted while scratching the back of his head. A part of him was still surprised by what had transpired back at the entrance and he was still not convinced about what Fin had told him either.
At that moment a loud beeping noise filled the Food Fair, causing everyone to put down their plates and food as they all began to search for the source of the noise. Reggie could faintly hear the sound of the beep coming from outside the fair as well, and was able to confirm his suspicions when a group of students walked in while searching.
The beeping noise stopped and was replaced with absolute silence as all talking ceased. This didn’t last long, as only a few minutes after the beeping stopped a large holographic screen appeared above the fair, there were a total of four screens all set up back to back against one another so that everyone would be able to see it.
“Good morning everyone, I trust you are all enjoying your first day back in school,” Everyone stared at the face of Brendan as he appeared on the screen, a smile on his face while he leaned back on his chair. “This is a new gimmick we have been working with, I’m glad to see that it actually worked out. But anyway.”
“I am talking to you all to congratulate everyone for a having successful Club Battle Royale, I trust you all enjoyed yourself during this event,” his tone was almost robotic; as if he had rehearsed what he was saying and was just trying to get it out of the way. “However, now it’s time to move things to the next level,” he grinned.
Brendan stood up from his chair and extended his arm to the right as a large symbol appeared on the screen. The symbol was composed of a white cross painted on a black shield. On each one of the corners of said cross were four symbols. On the right side was the symbol of a caged Umbreon, its teeth bared and with glaring red eyes.
On the left side of the cross was a purple colored sign with a black pendulum designed in the center of it. And finally there was a white shield with a knight’s helmet and two clashing swords on the upper corners and a shield with Elementary Academy’s insignia on it, a shield with a Charizard, Pikachu, Houndoom, Roselia and Gyarados drawn on the sides of the shield.
“What’s that?” Reggie muttered to himself as he looked at the screen.
“That is your next stage,” Reggie raised his head and turned around, only to come face to face with both Keith and Tyson as the two seniors stared at the screen. Keith looked at Reggie, his eyes scanning him and digging deep into his soul. “Just listen for now,” he muttered while closing his eyes.
“Now I’m sure you’re all wondering what I’m showing you here, and I’m going to answer that question right away,” Brendan explained before clicking his fingers and pointing towards the students, or at least that’s what it seemed like from the screen. “Back at the start of the year I announced that Knight Academy, Pendulum Academy, Rogue Academy and our own Elemental Academy had decided to organize a special competition where we would pick our best students and we would have them participate against each other.”
“And this is it!” Brendan screamed as he spread his arms out. “This is the Four Titans League, a tournament where the four most famous academies in the world join together to see who’s the strongest.”
Reggie could feel the crowd erupt with the sound of gossip and whispering, students were finally back to how they were before the announcement started, except that all of the talk was on Brendan’s announcement. Everyone was curious and talking about who would be pick, some saying the Enforcers…well most of them mentioned the Enforcers. Reggie however just stared at the screen in awe, as a feeling of anxiousness began to crawl up his spine.
“Do you get it now?” Tyson muttered while scratching the back of his neck and yawning. “It was all part of that plan you see, the official formation of the Enforcers, the Club Battle Royale…” he stared down at Reggie as the two looked at each other.
“Originally we had wanted this tournament to be this year,” Reggie could hear Brendan speaking, though he was still trying to process everything he was saying. “But due to some problems with planning we decided that instead we will push this tournament to next year,” when Brendan said this the crowd really began to talk. If the tournament was pushed to the next year that would mean that aside from Zephyr all of the Enforcers would’ve already graduated.
Reggie clenched his jacket as he bit his bottom lip. Part of him knew that Brendan had been preparing them all that time. Sending them on the field trip to fight against the Black Knights, having them face off against the Enforcers, it was all for this, it was all to see if they had what it took. And yet he still felt nervous, he still didn’t think he deserved to be granted that right.
“Sadly this means that our Enforcers won’t be able to participate, however I have already picked our roster for the tournament and plan on having the Enforcers train these individuals for their big game next year.”
“And without further ado, I will now announced those that were picked.” Brendan clicked his fingers once more, causing the shield to vanish and be replaced by 6 blue squares and three squares under them. “Standing at the front is the person that will be the official leader of these group, I believe it’s fitting as she will be leading the Enforcers next year as well. I present to you Zephyr Skye as our first member!”
With that Zephyr’s picture appeared on the first square, along with a golden star that appeared on the corner; probably to verify that she’s the leader of the team. “Then as her second in command, a boy with a lot of spunk and…a few quirks, but who is able to lift the spirits of his fellow comrades. Fin Wave!” Reggie could actually hear Fin screaming ‘YEAAAAH’ from the other side of the fair as his name was announced, something that openly made him laugh; though he could also hear Keith groaning from behind him.
“Then we have Darren Schifer and Jack Hart as our third and fourth member,” Brendan listed as the two’s pictures appeared. Reggie had pretty much predicted that his three friends would be picked, the three were very skilled and were already considered the strongest amongst the second years. “And Lastly we have our dream couple of Reggie Damon and Miko Sekai!”
Reggie’s eyes opened wide when he heard his name and Miko’s being mentioned. He had already figured out that he would probably be picked, but to actually hear it from Brendan, a Pokedex Holder and ex champion that he had been picked was still something amazing. He was going to be participating in the biggest non-professional and non-league tournament ever with his friends and girlfriend to boot.
“Luckily we were also given the chance to pick three substitutes, which I haven’t really picked yet but I will keep evaluating the students so that I can pick them at the end of the year,” Brendan explained as the pictures vanished. “As I said before, these 6 will be trained personally by the Enforcers so that they can be prepared for next year.”
“With that, I hope that you will all give them your support so that we can eventually win this event, now please resume with your normal activities and thank you for your time,” Brendan bowed his head politely as the screen lit off.
“Welp, that answers that,” Tyson sighed, almost as if he was being forced to do it. He looked at Reggie before patting his shoulder. “And guess who’s gonna be your mentor shorty,” he smirked.
“No way,” Reggie gulped shyly as he looked up at the face of his senior; who had now retreated his hand. “I really don’t think I should be the one being pic…”
“Hey hey hey!” Tyson exclaimed; now putting his arm around Reggie’s neck. “You were picked to represent the Charizard Flame dorm, so don’t go backing out on us. The principal picked you for a reason, so just accept it okay?” he exclaimed while frowning at Reggie, who just nodded his head slowly.
“Don’t be so rough on him just yet Tyson,” Keith interrupted, causing the red headed teenager to groan as he let go of Reggie. “Reggie Damon, I would request that you bring that…pest with you to the Castle’s outfield after classes are over,” he stated, his tone becoming more polite and methodical. “We will give you your first lesson.”
“Only us two?” Reggie raised an eyebrow.
“Jack Hart will be trained by Zephyr while Miko Sekai is going to be trained by Alexa and Angelo, I don’t think that Darren will be open to training just yet, so for now it’s just you two with us two.” Keith explained nonchalantly.
“Okay, I understand,” Reggie nodded his head. He knew that now that Brendan had given the Enforcers authorization he really had to respect them.
“Oh also while we train you guys you must refer to us as Master!” Tyson grinned concededly as he adjusted his neck.
“I agree with that motion,” Keith nodded his head in agreement.
“For a pair of seniors you two have your own immature side,” Reggie groaned in annoyance.
Finally the last bell rang, thus signaling the end of classes for the day. Students began to walk out of their classroom and the school building and quickly filled up the hallways of the castle. The subject of the Four Titans League was still at large, as well as the people that had been selected by Brendan.
A lot of gossip had been going around since the morning announcements, something that divided the school in a way. The majority of people agreed that Brendan’s choice was good as the people he picked were indeed strong, but a lot of people also believed that favoritism was also in place and weren’t too happy with all of the people that had been chosen.
“Don’t pay attention to gossip, they’re just jealous,” Fin frowned as he and Reggie walked through the crowd; who was practically splitting apart as they passed by, their eyes falling on them with curiosity and awe. “What matters is that we both got pick and that we get a chance to really show our stuff next year,” Fin smirked confidently while clenching his fist. “So for now all we gotta do is survive the Enforcer’s training and then we’re set.”
“Yeah I guess you have a point,” Reggie nodded his head quietly; still a bit unsure about the whole situation. He was glad that Fin was still trying to get him to forget his worries, and yet he still couldn’t push them aside on his own. “It’s still weird though. I mean I can understand you, Jack and Darren getting picked and Miko as well, but I’m a different case, I haven’t won a single battle since this year started…at least not a real battle.”
“There you go getting yourself down again after I went through the trouble of cheering you up,” Fin pouted his lips as he pocketed his hands and turned away. “Think what you want Reggie, but what’s done is done, you did something right if he picked you don’t you think?”
“More like Chigon did, we both know he picked me cause I’m the ‘School’s Hero’ or whatever,” Reggie argued, noticing that they were starting to leave behind the large crowds and were now entering the gardens at the back of the castle grounds. “I really do think it’s favoritism…at least partly.”
“Speaking of Chigon, shouldn’t you have gone to pick him up?” Fin asked while raising an eyebrow in curiosity.
“I don’t need to,” Reggie shook his head while smiling. He lifted his left arm into the air and proceeded to click his fingers.
Fin felt the wind around him speeding up and rushing towards him. He looked up into the air and was amazed by the sight of Chigon flying high above, it’s smiling face falling down upon the grass fields as it began to descend and spread its angelic wings wider. “He’s flying really high.”
“I’ve been working on Chigon’s flight distance lately, aside from that I told him that to make things easier he should just wait for me to get out of class,” Reggie explain, laughing as the dragon Pokemon landed upon his shoulder and began licking his face. “He was waiting outside the building the whole time.”
“That’s pretty handy actually,” Fin scratched the back of his head, still surprised by Chigon’s arrival.
“Chi!” Chigon cheered proudly before sticking its chest out and folding its wings back.
“Anyways, we should get moving before our ‘Masters’ get mad,” Fin groaned, his voice seeping with disdain and embarrassment as he uttered the word.
The two eventually arrived at a large white marble monument. The monument had the same shape as the academy’s shield. Reggie and Fin stared at the monument, their eyes falling upon Keith and Tyson who were sitting in front of it as the two seniors looked up at them.
“I see you’re courageous enough to come after all,” Tyson grinned while scratching his chin sheepishly.
“Please calm down Tyson, I think you’re overdoing it with your bad boy jokes,” Keith frowned at his friend before shifting his gaze towards Fin, who was still looking away from him in annoyance. “You don’t seem happy Fin Wave.”
“Shut up uptight pants, I don’t like you for the same reasons I don’t like your cousin,” Fin groaned, finally turning his head so that he could glare at Keith.
“Anyways, now that we’re here shouldn’t we get started with our training?” Reggie asked while raising his hand, though he didn’t really know how he should intervene considering how tensed the conversation had gotten. Tyson looked at him before smirking and nodding his head.
“Well yeah, we’ll start with your training, but your first lesson will be a bit different.” Tyson raised his index finger and proceeded to point towards both Reggie and Fin. “While we have seen what you two can do in battle before, the first thing we want you to do is to have a battle against each other.”
Reggie and Fin just stared at the two before gazing at each other. It’s not like they hadn’t battled each other before, but it was still sudden for the two Enforcers to suddenly decide that. “Not that I would mind…but why?” Fin asked while crossing his arms.
“Well we didn’t want to say this straight out,” Keith interrupted, his tone becoming colder and serious. “We spoke with the principal and we think that while he certainly made a good pick, we don’t think that we should just let you guys participate in the Four Titans League just like that.”
“So we decided that whoever wins this fight will participate in the FTL and the loser will…well, leave,” Tyson replied, his tone matching Keith perfectly; something that honestly shocked Reggie.
Reggie moved back in realization. He knew that Keith and Tyson didn’t think he was good enough to participate and this was their way of proving it. Part of him wanted to say it too, he knew that Fin would be a better asset in the tournament that he would and it’s not like there would be a problem from him not participating. “Well I…”
“Let’s do it,” Reggie looked at Fin from the corner of his eye, noticing that a smirk had materialized on his face. “Come on Reggie, it’s been a long time since we had a proper battle don’t you think.”
“Fin wait, I mean it’s not like we really have I’d be happy to step ba…”
“You were given the chance weren’t you!” Fin screamed, his foot stomping forward, and making Reggie step back even more. “Then stop cowering and fight for it, now I don’t care what you say but I’m going to come at you with everything I’ve got so you better be prepared.”
Reggie didn’t reply, instead he just smiled at his friend before nodding. He was still scared, but Fin was right in that he needed to prove that he was capable of participating in the tournament after all. “All right, then I will do the same,” Reggie smiled back.
“All right then!” Keith announced while throwing his right hand up. “This will be a three on three match, however, whoever is able to take down at least one of their opponent’ s Pokemon will be the winner.”
“All right, then, I’ll start with this!” Fin announced before throwing one of his pokeball into the grass. As the pokeball erupted with a bright beam of light his Floatzel materialized, the Pokemon stretching its arms and tails out as it landed.
“Okay then, you’re back in the game Chigon,” Reggie smiled at the little dragon as it stepped in front of Reggie. “Let’s win this battle.”
To be Continued…
Special Chapter: Walk of Shame
Valerie looked down at herself as she stood right in front of the door to Fin’s room, her eyes showing that she was clearly confused and embarrassed about her night with Fin. She had given to her urges and now she had to deal with walking out into the world.
“You know if you take longer it’s gonna suck more,” Fin commented from behind her, he rubbing the back of his head while looking away. While he had convinced Valerie the night before and had had his fun, he too felt somewhat weird after everything had happened. “We promised not to tell anyone right?”
“Yeah but it’s still hard, I mean what if someone asks?” Valerie turned her head around, her face distorting to show her concern and worry. “But I guess I really should get it over with shouldn’t I?”
With that the girl opened the door and proceeded to walk out into the empty hallways of the Gyarados Aqua dorm. She sighed with relief when she noticed that none of the boys were out yet and proceeded to make her way down. “I think I’m the clear for now,” Valerie cheered silently while smiling.
Valerie quickly made her way to the girl’s side of the dorm, she making sure to move as sneakily as possible. The girl panted with anxiety as she got closer to her own dorm room; feeling that she was finally going to make it home safely.
“Okay, now I can just go into my room and forget about this day,” Valerie beamed as she grabbed a hold of her door knob.
At that moment she felt a shill crawl up her spine when she heard the door on the other side open up. She became paralyzed as she turned her head half around to look at an already dressed up Claudia, who was now staring at Valerie with curious eyes. “Why are you still in your bikini?” the girl asked curiously.
“Uh…uhhh….morning swim,” Valerie chuckled nervously and began to slowly opening her door.
“I’ll see you in class, bye!” Valerie screamed before running into the room and slamming her door.
“…I was gonna ask her if she wanted me to help feed Swablu and Vulpix,” Claudia pointed out she cocking her head to the side in confusion.
End of Chapter 37
Next Time: Let’s Create a Battle Style