Kanto Chapter 1: A Pure White Beginning
Once upon a time in a Town called Pallet. Twin Brother and Sister, Ryan and Becca Tajiri were in their room preparing for tomorrow, because Ryan had decided to start his Pokémon Journey. It was announced that the Indigo League will start again, and they have gotten a letter from Prof. Oak that he had received 3 new Starting Pokémon from the Breeders, and rumors are going around that the Pokémon League will announce something new for the competition.
“Here’s another Potion, you can never get enough of them” said Becca as she handed the Potion to Ryan “Say, what Pokémon you are going to Choose?”
“Well, was thinking of Charmander” Replied Ryan “But not so sure, you remember when our Neighbour came back to train for the Indigo Plateau Conference?”
“Yeah, Ash really had a hard time with his Charizard, really scares people away from training a Charmander. How bout a Bulbasaur? They’re so cute.”
“Heard they are pretty easy to train; maybe a bit too easy. This is a Big Decision, who I choose will stay with me my entire Journey, and very well a lifetime. What Pokémon would you choose?” Ryan asked.
Becca paused for a moment then answered “Well, guess I pick the one I feel a connection to.”
“What do you mean?”
“You know, when you first meet someone, there is like this special spark, some sort of connection between you and them and you know you’re meant for each other.”
“You know that sort of thing only happens in the Movies, or some sort of Cartoon, maybe in a Game.”
“Can’t a Girl Dream”
They both had a little giggle, then Ryan said “You know you can get a Pokémon from the Professor too and become a trainer.”
“Would really love to see the world too, to explore the wilds, or see Grand Metropolises like Celadon or Saffron, even go beyond the Kanto. To meet New People and Pokémon. But, I may beat ya in the League.”
“You want to bet.” Ryan smiled “But really, why not get a Pokémon?”
“I’m not sure if Father had gotten over what happened to Mother. And one of us should say.” Both paused and went silent.
Years back, their Mother died in a car accident, themselves and their Father was devastated, during that time the Twins were eligible to get a Pokémon but they turned it down. The grief took its toll on the family but they did have support from both friends in town and from each other. However, now Ryan believes it’s the time to get his first Pokémon.
“Ryan, Rebecca, time for bed, you’ll have a big day tomorrow.”
They heard their Father calling from downstairs. “Think we packed enough, don’t want to be late.” Said Ryan, then Becca replied, “Yeah, don’t think Prof. Oak have anymore Pikachus.”
The 2 have gotten ready and went to bed, the excitement kept Ryan up for a little bit but he eventually gotten to sleep.
Dreams of Pokémon filled their heads. Ryan is standing at the Indigo Stadium facing his opponent and his Gengar. “I choose you Nidoking!” Ryan through a Poké Ball and unleashed a Raging Nidoking. “Use Poison Jab.” Nidoking charged at Gengar, but then Gengar leaped in the air and shot a Shadow Ball, it hit Nidoking hard knocking it back a bit, Gengar then charged at Nidoking. “Quick, use Iron Tail.” As Gengar came close, Nidoking swung his Massive Tail and hit Gengar hard, sending it flying and crashing into the Arena Walls, Gengar Fainted. The crowds cheered as the Announcer declared. “We have a New Pokémon League Champion, Ryan Tajiri!”
While Ryan had this Dream, Becca was dreaming about relaxing under a tree on a Sunny Day. Watching the Butterfrees and Pidgeys flying by. A Caterpie crawled up right beside her; Becca looked at it “Aren’t you the Cutest little Pokémon.” She started to pet it as the Caterpie chirps with Affection. Then a Trainer with a Heracross came to her and stated “I challenge you.” Becca got up and replied “Your On!” She then sends out her own Heracross. The 2 Heracrosses locked horns and arms trying to overpower the other. “Keep going, you can do it.” Becca encouraged her Pokemon. Then her Heracross over powered the other and knocked it down, it then raised it arms in victory as Becca came over and hugged him. Then there’s a loud Ringing.
The Alarm Clock went off then Becca slammed her hand on it. She got up with a big Yawn, and looked at the bed across from her and saw that her Brother was gone, she then saw a note on his desk and it read:
Off to Prof. Oak’s lab, meet me there
Becca thought to herself (Ryan never got up this Early, he must really want his Pokémon, but hey who doesn’t want one). She rushed downstairs still in her pajamas, past by her father in the kitchen as he is preparing breakfast.
“Moring Becca, you’re in quite a hurry.” Said her Father.
“Morning Dad” replied Becca, “I have to see what Pokémon Ryan chose, when he leaved?”
“Only a few moments ago, he wanted to get their early just in case others want to claim a Pokémon from Prof. Oak. He will come back for Breakfast.”
“But I really really want to see his Pokémon, this is a defining moment of every trainer, and I want to see it so bad.”
“Alright, but at least get dressed.”
Becca looked down at her pajamas and said “Alright” and went back upstairs, then her Father said “Also, when you see Ryan, make sure you 2 don’t stay out too long, Mrs. Ketchum had brought over some berry jam she made and I’m making Pancakes with it.”
Ryan was on his way to Oak’s lab, dressed in his black shirt, red utility vest, and a red outdoors cap with a Poké Ball logo on it. It was a bright sunny day as he walked up the steps to the laboratory; he looked at the large windmill that powers the whole lab. When he gotten to the top, still looking at the amazing building, he accidently bumped into someone, a kid around his age with green hair.
“HEY! Watch it country boy.” Said the green haired boy angrily. Ryan replies “I’m sorry.”
“You Better be, do you know even know who I am? Greg, the next Pokémon League Champion.” Ryan remind silent because he didn’t know what to say.
Then, they heard some sort of commotion in the lab; something is banging around in there.
Then they heard Prof. Oak yelling “QUICK! FIND THEIR POKE BALLS!”
Ryan rushed into the door to see what’s going on, but just as he gotten into the lab, a brown shell was flying towards him. Ryan tried to catch it, but when he did the force of the shell knocked him down. While Ryan was on the ground looking at the shell, a blue head popped out, it’s a Squirtle. The Squirtle looked ruffed up, like he was just in a big battle. Ryan looked up and saw the lab was a mess, a Charmander was hiding underneath a desk, and a Bulbasaur was up want to charge at the Squirtle but Tracy and Gary was on him trying to hold it back, both with one hand on the Pokémon and another on its Vines. The Squirtle saw the Bulbasaur and want to charge back at it, but Ryan held him back.
“SQUIRTLE SQUIRTLE!” “Calm down, whatever happened, it’s not worth it now.” Ryan said to the Squirtle.
Tracy still trying to hold back the Bulbasaur said, “Don’t think I can hold him any longer” “Gramps we need its Poke Ball Now” said Gary.
Prof. Oak was scrambling thru all the Poke Balls on the floor. “Found it.” Stated the Professor as he picked up the Ball and used it to call back the Bulbasaur, the Squirtle calmed down a little.
“Ah Ryan, you made it. Sorry for the Lab being like this.” Said Prof. Oak
“It’s no problem, but what had happened?” asked Ryan.
“Just before you came, we had the Pokémon out for their feeding time, while we were not looking, one of the Pokémon must have stolen the other’s food and caused Bulbasaur and the Squirtle you are holding to fight each other.”
The Squirtle was huffing out of exhaustion. Ryan reached into his bag and brought out a bottle of water, he opened it and gave Squirtle a drink.
“How are you feeling?” Ryan said to the Turtle Pokémon.
“Squirtle!” the Pokémon smiled was it starting to recover health.
Prof. Oak saw this and said, “You must have read my report on how Squirtles can recover when they are exposed to water.”
“To be a good Trainer, I must study how to take good care of any Pokemon.” said Ryan.
After seeing all this, Greg came in and said “Can we get down to business now.”
Prof. Oak looked around and said “Would prefer some time to clean up first, but this will have to do. Are both of you ready to choose your first Pokémon?”
Ryan got up and placed the Squirtle on the table and then said, “I’m Ready.”
“Good, Ryan you may have the first choice.”
Ryan looked at the 3 Pokémon on the table, and then he came face to face with the Squirtle and said to him “Hi my name is Ryan, would you like to be my Partner?”
Squirtle cheered with happiness and leap towards Ryan to hug him, Ryan hugged back and said “I got a feeling we will be great together.”
Gary said “You made a good choice.”
Then Greg looked at Gary and said “Weren’t you that guy who lost to that loser with a Charizard at the Silver Conference? Really, anyone who use a Water Pokémon but lost to an oversized Fire Lizard must mean either the Pokémon is lame or its Trainer is.”
It hit a nerve on Gary as he screamed “HEY!” He wanted to punch this guy out, but Tracy and the Professor held him back. Ryan looked at Greg and told him “Hey knock it off, I saw that match on TV, and it was a very fair fight.”
“Whatever Country Boy, you are either 1 thing, a Winner or a Loser, which is all that matters. Speaking of Winners...” Greg picked up Bulbasaur’s Poke Ball and said “I choose Bulbasaur because it looked it he was winning back there.”
He taped the Poke Ball and brings out Bulbasaur and told him “With you I will be Strongest, now let’s blow this joint.” “Bulba.” Then they left.
“Professor, who is that guy?” Ryan asked.
Prof. Oak replied “His name is Greg Ransom from Viridian City; he is from a Wealthy Family with a long line of Powerful Trainers even Champions. It seems his desires it to live up to that Legacy.”
Gary then said “There is something about him I don’t like.”
Ryan then pointed out “Was it that insult he made?”
“Maybe, but also he seems to see him too highly.”
“Maybe he will get an entire Cheerleading Squad fallowing him around.” Ryan Joked “But seriously, he seems to care more about Winning then about his Pokémon.”
Ryan looked around the lab that is still a mess “I’m in no big rush, and I did left a note asking Becca to meet me here. Shall I and Squirtle help with the clean up?”
Prof. Oak replied “Thanks you, we could use all the help we can get and still need to find your Squirtle’s Poke Ball.”
Becca is racing thru town on her way to the lab, dressed in a white shirt with a navy blue Poke Ball Logo short jacket, with a navy blue skirt, and wearing a navy blue cycling cap with white stripe around the rim. Her shoulder length dark brown hair was blowing as she runs, but she was getting exhausted and had to stop. As she was huffing Becca said to herself “For a small town, it pretty big.” She sat down on a bench and opens a juice box for a drink, as she was drinking, she than heard chatter behind an old house. Out of curiosity Becca went to investigate.
A man and a woman were standing by a moving truck. “Now Mike, the lab on that hill, with all those Pokémon ripe for the Picking.”
“Yeah Vikki, once we pull of this Heist, the Boss will Reward us greatly.”
Mike and Vikki laughed as they were about to enter the truck, but then they saw Becca at the alley. Becca heard everything; she bolted trying to get to the lab first. Both Mike and Vikki ran after her. Mike shouted “Go Houndour! After her” as he sends out his Houndour.
The Dog Pokémon was able to run faster than Becca and leap in front of her and snarled. Becca stopped and tried to back away, but Mike and Vikki came, she was cornered.
“We have gotten too far to allow a twerp like you to ruin Team Rocket’s plan.” Mike said as he came closer, he tried to grab her, but Becca bit his hand than stomp on his foot.
“OUCH! You lil’ Brat!” Becca tried to run away again, but Vikki came from behind with a burlap sack and covered Becca with it. As the 2 Rockets are carrying her off to the truck, Becca was screaming thru the sack “YOU WON’T GET AWAY WITH THIS!”
“Yeah Yeah Twerp. We are not some Goofballs in White Shirts on a Fool’s Errand.” Said Vikki.
When they got to the truck, they tied more rope around the Sacked Girl and threw her into the truck’s trailer and shut the door.
“Say, what do we do with her after?” asked Mike. Vikki replied “Maybe we can ransom her after our heist for some extra credit.”
“I sure do love your plans.”
A Little Bit Later
The lab was more tidied up, Ryan held up Squirtle as he puts a book on a hard to reach shelf.
“That should do it” said Ryan, and Squirtle nods “Squirtle”
Prof. Oak came over with Poke Balls “Here is Squirtle’s Poke Ball, and 5 empty Poke Ball, if you need more you can get them at any Poke Mart.”
“Also, I want you to have this Experimental Pokedex.” The Professor hands Ryan a tablet like device “With the help of other researcher including this young lad named Bill, this Pokedex have plenty of improvements from previous models, including a Genetic Scanner.”
“What’s that?” asked Ryan.
Prof. Oak replied “Due to so many new Pokémon being discovered and strange Mutations being seen in currently known Pokémon, the Pokedex will scan the Pokémon’s genetic code, and then the data is stored and crossed reference to the Pokedex vast Database.”
Ryan pulled open the Pokedex and looked at the AR screen, then he scans the Pokedex on Squirtle.
“Squirtle. The Tiny Turtle Pokémon. Type: Water. It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.”
Ryan was scrolling thru the Data on his Squirtle, looking at what attacks he know and noticed the Squirtle know Mirror Coat. “Never knew Squirtles can use Mirror Coat” said Ryan.
“The breeders told me these Pokémon learned move not normally learned naturally, in fact the Bulbasaur Greg have knows Curse and the Charmander know Dragon Pulse.” said Prof. Oak.
Ryan now was looking at the lab door and wondering where is Becca, she should be here by now. Then Prof. Oak asked Ryan “Is Rebecca still not getting her own Pokémon?”
“Yes. It isn’t because she doesn’t want to be trainer, but she is still worried about leaving our Father, since...” Ryan looked down.
“Allot of us here understands losing a person close to us, no matter how much we try to get passed it there is always a part of us that still hurts. I’ve known your Father for a long enough to know he can handle himself well, but if Rebecca doesn’t feel like she is ready now, she should take her time. However, when she is ready to be a trainer, I will have a Pokémon for her.” said Prof. Oak.
Ryan replied “I will tell her that when she gets here. Though what is keeping her? It’s not like Becca to be late.”
Then all of a Sudden, Team Rocket’s Mike and Vikki busts in with Houndour and a Tentacool, both Rockets have guns pointed at Ryan and the Professor.
“Prepare for Trouble and hand over those Pokémon!” stated Mike, and then Vikki said “If you know what is good for you, then you will make it Double!”
Ryan, Prof. Oak, and Squirtle had their hands up.
Vikki took the Poke Ball that contained Charmander and said “This feels full, now tell me where there is more Poke Balls like this.”
“Crooks like you have tried to Steal Pokémon from my Lab before and failed, do you truly think you can get away with this.” stated the Professor.
Vikki laughed “Ha Ha, we already have you Geezer, you and that Twerp are in no position to do anything about it” Vikki passed the Poke Ball to her Tentacool “Take it to the truck and prepare for more Poke Balls.” The Tentacool took the Poke Ball and went outside.
The Houndour snarled as Mike and Vikki still pointing the Guns. Mike then said “You might as well hand over all the Pokemon, you know we have all the fire power here and no one is coming to help.”
But then, Tracy’s Scyther and Gary’s Umbreon quickly charge at the Rockets. Out of Panic, the Rockets shoot their guns at them, and a thin stream of water hit the Pokémon that now stopped in confusion. The Guns that those Rockets have were just Squirt Guns painted black.
Seeing that they are out number and the Guns being revealed as fakes, Mike said “Aw Crap.”
Then Ryan said to Squirtle “Show them a Real Water Gun.”
Team Rocket burst out of the lab with high pressure water jets shooting at them, Ryan and Squirtle chase after them. The Rockets are running towards their truck, as Vikki yelled at her Tentacool “CHANGE OF PLANS! RUN AWAY!” The Tentacool throw the Poke Ball in the Trailer just before it was recalled.
Mike Jumped into the Cab while Vikki went to slammed the Trailer shut, but just before it closed Ryan heard a Scream from it “HELP!” Ryan recognized Becca’s voice. Vikki gotten into the cab and the truck speeded off. Prof. Oak, along with Tracy and Gary caught up with Ryan.
Prof. Oak stated “We got to call Officer Jenny, they stole the Charmander.”
Then Ryan said “Those Creeps also have Becca.” The other replied at the same time “WHAT!”
Then Ryan stated “We are going after them. Squirtle are you with me?”
Squirtle nods “Squirt.” Ryan recalls Squirtle back to his Poke Ball and then ran down the road after the truck.
Tracy asked the Professor “What do we do now?”
Oak replied “Tracy, go back to the lab and call Officer Jenny. Gary, go back in town and tell Mr. Tajiri what happened. I will find my Dragonite then try to catch up to Ryan.”
Team Rocket’s truck had driven a bit away from Pallet Town.
“How could the heist fail, where did we go Wrong” Said Vikki, then Mike replied “Maybe bring some more Pokémon, ask a few more Grunt to assist us, Oh Yeah how about Real Guns.”
“Hey, we have to cut cost somewhere; we can’t go around buying expansive stuff like Guns and those Ridiculous Robots on the Boss’s Budget.”
“We would have been better if we did have those Stupid Robots. Let’s just hope that Girl’s Parents are Filthy Rich and that One Pokémon is Powerful; that would be the only way we can profit from it.” Said Mike.
While the Rockets where Arguing, Becca was struggling in the sack trying to get free. She got a hand loose and then felt something thru the sack; it’s a Poke Ball, she pressed the button then Charmander came out. Charmander looked around in the dark trailer confused “Char?” Then the Pokémon saw Becca in the tied up sack
“Please Help” pleaded Becca.
The Charmander came up and chewed and scratch at the rope until the knots are undone, Becca came out of the bag and said “Thank you very much” she looked at Charmander “Wow a Charmander. Hi my name is Rebecca but my friends call me Becca. Very Bad People took us and we need to get out of here.” Becca came to the trailer door and tried to open it but it’s locked.
“Char Char Charmander” said the Pokémon as he motioned Becca to step back, as Becca got behind Charmander, the Fire Pokémon Open his mouth to get ready for an attack.
All of a sudden, Mike and Vikki heard a big bang coming from the back of the truck; the noise freaked them out as they lost control of the truck and crashed into a tree. Vikki looked at the side mirror and saw Becca and Charmander running away.
“The Twerp and Pokémon are getting away! AFTER THEM!” the 2 Rockets leaped out of the crashed truck and sent out their Pokémon.
Becca and Charmander were running as quick as they can, then Houndour leaped in front of them. “Quick use that attack again” Becca said to Charmander. Charmander let out another Dragon Pulse; it hit Houndour hard knocking it back. But then Tentacool came from behind of Charmander “Use Water Pulse” Commanded Vikki, Tentacool shoots out a bolt of water hitting Charmander, It’s Super Effective. Charmander was knocked down then tried to get up. “Now get the Girl with a Wrap.” Tentacool stretch out his tentacles towards Becca, but then Charmander leaped in the way and got wrapped instead, even around his mouth preventing him from using Dragon Pulse. Charmander swings his tail using Ember to throw fire sparks at Tentacool, It’s Not Very Effective. “Now show that Newt who’s Boss, Toxic NOW.” Vikki ordered Tentacool, Venom went thru the tentacles and stings the Charmander. Mike then ordered Houndour “Now Bite that thing HARD.” Houndour charged at the Trapped Charmander and bit down on his back. Becca couldn’t just run away and let Team Rocket’s Pokemon gang up on Charmander, she ran over and grab the Houndour trying to pull it off “LET HIM GO!” Screamed Becca, but then the Hound Pokemon back kicked her and Becca fell backwards. She then saw the Houndour facing her, and then it leaped towards her. Becca closed her eyes in the fear of what will happen. But all of a sudden a Jet of Water hits Houndour knocking him away, Becca opened her eyes and she looked to her right, she saw her Brother and Squirtle. “RYAN” She called out in relief. “Now we got have 2 Twerps to deal with, No Matter. Houndour, roast that Turtle with Flamethrower!” Mike commanded his Pokémon. “Quick, use Withdraw then Mirror Coat.” Ryan told Squirtle. Houndour blast flames at Squirtle, but then Squirtle went into his shell to brace for it, then its shell became reflective, as the Flamethrower hit, flame went back at Houndour and hit him twice as hard; Houndour Fainted. As Mike recalled his Pokemon, Squitle leap up from behind Charmander and Rapid Spin Tentacool. Tentacool lost his grip on Charmander and went flying towards Vikki and hit her right in the face, with Mike and Vikki standing right there, Becca said to Charmander “Now is your Chance, Use Dragon Pulse!” Charmander unleaded the Pulse right at Team Rocket, the force of the attack sent Team Rocket Flying.
“We Failed Badly as our Heist, now we are defeated by Newbie Trainers, Can this get any Worst?” Asked Mike as they were going thru the air.
Vikki replied “Every other Rocket could find out about this and then start comparing us to... Them...”
“Don’t remind me”
Then they cried together “WE’RE BLASTING OFF FOR THE FIRST TIME!”
Ryan came over to Becca and reach his hand to help her up “Becca, are you alright?” he asked.
Becca grab his hand then got up and hugged him “Ryan, you couldn’t have come at a Better Time” She responded “But Me and Charmander would have Creamed those Weirdoes” Becca smiled.
Squirtle and Charmander were standing beside each other; Squirtle looked at Charmander and saw he’s huffing “Char...char... char.....” then Charmander fell foward, Squirtle called out to the Twins “SQUIRTLE!” Becca ran over to Charmander while Ryan fallowed. Becca pick up Charmander and cradle him in her arms, asides from the wounds inflicted by the Rocket’s Pokémon Charmander looks sick and is getting worst every second.
“Ryan. What is happening?” Becca asked.
Ryan brought out his Pokedex and scanned Charmander
“Charmander. The Lizard Pokémon...”
Ryan taped the screen to skip that part and get to what is affecting Charmander
“This Pokémon is poisoned by a Tentacool. Even tho being poisoned well eventually makes the Pokémon unable to battle it extremely rare to be fatal. However, fatalities had occurred if the Pokémon was low level and experience major stress like other injuries while poisoned, this Pokémon needs to be treated as soon as possible.”
“Is there anything we can do?” Asked Becca in tears.
Ryan open his pack to look for anything then said “I don’t have any Antidotes, but...” Ryan brings out a Potion and hand it to Becca “This should help Charmander long enough till we get him somewhere to be healed, and the closest place is Oak’s Lab.”
Becca sprayed the Potion on the Charmander said told him “Hang in there; you are going to be ok.”
Ryan asked “Do you have his Poke Ball?”
“No, it must be still at the Truck back there.”
“There is no Time, we have to go.”
Ryan recalled Squirtle, and Becca held Charmander close to her and they started to run toward Pallet Town.
They were running as fast as they can. Charmander is getting sicker and sicker, but they are still away from the Lab, the Twins used another Potion but it seems to have little effect. All of a sudden, something flew over and landed in front of them, it’s Prof. Oak on a Dragonite
“Are you 2 Ok?” asked the Professor.
Ryan replied “We’re ok but...” “Charmander is Badly Poisoned!” Becca interrupted.
Prof. Oak came up to Becca and looked at Charmander. “Charmander will be ok. When I came upon the crash, I found Charmander’s Poke Ball” The Professor explained as he recalled Charmander back to his Poke Ball, then handed it over the Dragonite “Take Charmander back to the Lab and start the Healing Process right away, we’ll meet you there as soon as possible.” “Nite.” The Dragon Pokémon responded as he took off and flew towards the lab.
The Twins and the Professor have gotten to the Lab safely. Prof. Oak quickly went into the Healing Machine room while Ryan and Becca wait in the lobby, both worried about Charmander. After a while, Ryan saw Becca’s eyes tearing up again, Ryan came over to the couch and sat right beside her while Squirtle came over holding a box of tissues. Ryan placed his hand on her shoulder to try to comfort Becca, as she took a tissue and wipe her tears Becca said “Thank you, you 2 were brave back there.” Becca looked at Squirtle wishing to see one under more happy circumstances.
“Do you think what the Professor said was true, Charmander will be ok?” Becca asked.
Ryan replied “He knows what he is doing; I’m sure when he said Charmander will be ok, he can heal him.”
“I hope you are right. Back there, when I was captured by Team Rocket, Charmander helped me escape from them, and then he risked his life to protect me. If he’s going to die, does it mean he’s going to die for...” Becca then started Crying on Ryan’s shoulder.
Ryan hugged his sister and told her “Rebecca, I know the Professor will do everything in his power to not let that happen. Whatever Team Rocket is planning for both you and Charmander it can’t be good, and Charmander did what he knew was right. And I know you did what you can do to help Charmander just like any Good Trainer would, but we can do now is wait and pray that Charmander is ok.”
Prof. Oak came out of the room. The twins looked at him, and Becca asked “Is Charmander OK?”
Then they heard a Pokémon cry “Charmander” They looked down and saw Charmander by the Professor’s feet looking as good as new.
“Charmander made a full recovery” said Prof. Oak “In fact, Even tho the symptoms look severe it was far from fatal, all he need was a little healing and some rest.”
Becca came over to Charmander and knelt down “I am glad to see you are fine and I am sorry for getting you hurt.” Becca told Charmander “You are sweet and very brave; I know you will make your future Trainer proud.”
“Char?” Charmander looked at Becca with his head slightly tilted, and then he leaped up and hugged Becca “Charmander Char” he didn’t seem to want to let go. Ryan and the Professor saw this happen.
Ryan said to Becca “It seems Charmander feels a strong connection to you.”
Prof. Oak came up to Becca and handed Charmander’s Poke Ball to her “Does this mean...” Asked Becca, the Professor replied “Yes, Charmander is now your Pokémon. He seems to like you too much to be with anyone else, this has gotten to be the first time in my Career I see a Pokémon choosing their Trainer.”
Becca turned her attention back to the Pokémon clinging to her and she hugged him back “We may not be leaving for a Pokémon Journey, but I will love to have you as my Friend.” “Becca, I know you will be a Great Trainer” said Ryan, Becca replied “As will you.”
The Twins’ Father burst into the Lab crying “PROFESSOR!” But then he calmed down when he saw his Children are in the Lab, safe and with their Pokémon.
Prof. Oak said “Robert, I was about to call to tell you Rebecca and Ryan are safe.”
Becca came up to her Father and said “I’m doing fine, thanks to Ryan and his Squirtle, and also my Charmander.” Ryan then said “It’s a very long story; we will tell you when we get home.” Their father replied “I’m just glad both of you are safe.”
Later That Day
It has been a big day for Ryan and Becca, but now they are at home. It was dinner time, and the family was at the table with their Pokémon, their Father noticed the twins having a good time with the Pokémon, Ryan had Squirtle on his lap while he’s feeding him, while Becca snuggles Charmander, both can’t stop talking about their new Pokémon. After dinner was finished, they went to the living room because the Pokémon League is about to make a big announcement. “What do you think it’s going to be?” asked Becca. Ryan replied “We are about to find out.” As the TV turned on, they saw a Lady Reporter in a room with Charles Goodshow.
“Good evening, I am here with the President of the League Competition Committee Mr. Charles Goodshow.” Said the reporter.
The camera pans to Goodshow as he said “Thank you for having me on your show, as everyone already knows The Indigo League will soon start and registration will begin tomorrow, we expect a huge turnout of trainers from all over the Kanto as well as other Regions.”
Then the reporter asked “There have been buzz going on about this Indigo Tournament will be different from the last one, is there any truth to these Rumors?”
Goodshow paused for a moment then he said “For Generations, Pokémon Tournaments have united People with Pokémon, but it also has united Peoples together. So I’m proud to announce that this Indigo Tournament will be our first Double Team Challenge. 2 trainers will be paired into a team and all battles at the Conference will be Double Battles. 2 Trainers can sign up for a team together, however if a Trainer cannot find another he or she will be paired with another from Pokémon Center’s vast database of trainers that registered. Each team still needs to collect at least 8 Badges within Kanto to qualify. The Preliminary rounds each trainer will use 3 Pokémon each and the Final rounds will allow the Trainers to use their full teams, and the winners of the Conference will face the Kanto Elite; Past Champions of the Indigo League. I will be glad to answer any more questions about the Double Team Challenge.”
As the family watch the interview, Ryan and Becca looked at their Pokémon then at each other, not knowing what to do. With Charmander, Becca wanted to go more than ever, but she still feels that their Father still needs her here. Ryan is not sure if he and Squirtle would be comfortable with being paired with a complete Stranger, seeing that Ash is off in Unova and Gary is training to become a Professor, he can’t think of anyone else that he can go with. Their Father sees the conflict in his Children’s mind, but isn’t sure what to say to them, he then stepped out to the porch.
Robert sat on the porch looking at the night sky wondering what to say or do.
“Hey Robert” Delia Ketchum came to the porch.
“Hey Delia, take it you are here for your jelly jars. They were a hit with Ryan and Rebecca.” Said Robert.
Delia replied “Thanks. Prof. Oak told me what happened, is Becca doing ok?”
“Surprisingly she is doing fine, she was able to escape with a Pokémon that bonded to her and met up with Ryan. But when I was told what happened I feared the worst.” Robert paused for a moment then continued “Now there is another dilemma. With a Pokémon of her very own, I know she strongly desires to go with Ryan but she feels that she needs to stay here because of me; I don’t want to hold her back from her dreams but I don’t know what to say. Also another part of me is afraid for Ryan, if half the stuff you told me about Ash’s journey is true then there are more Dangers out there than a couple of thugs. How do you do it?”
Delia looked at Robert then said “At times I do worry about Ash, but I also know he got his friends and his Pokémon to look out for him. With Becca, she misses her Mother as much as you and Ryan, and they too needs peace of mind that you will be ok, we can tell them that if you need anything me and the Professor will help. If Becca and Ryan go together you can have the peace of mind knowing they will look out for each other and overcome any challenge they may face.”
“You are right. They have a desire to grow. Ryan is already showing signs of it, he chose a Water Pokémon, could this mean he is getting over his Aquaphobia?”
Then Ryan and Becca out on the porch with their Pokémon fallowing them “Hey Mrs. K.” greeted Becca. Ryan then said “How are you doing?”
“Very fine thank you, your Father was telling me about your Pokémon.” Replied Delia.
Robert then said “We were also about to talk about going to the store before it closes to buy more supplies, both of you needs to be ready for tomorrow.”
“Wait; did you say Both of Us?” Asked Becca.
Their Father responded “The League will be a Team Tournament and I can’t think of a better pair to join.”
Then Delia said “I know both of you are concerned about your Father, but both me and Prof. Oak understand what it’s like to lose someone close to us and we will support him if he needs anything.”
The Twins paused for a moment and then looked at their Pokémon, both Charmander and Squirtle looks eager to go. Then Ryan asked Becca “Would you be my Partners for the League?” “You know I will.” Becca smiled. Both Squirtle and Charmander cheered.
Their Father smiled and then said “The store is about to close soon, we need to get their now.”
As Family headed off to the local store, Delia was thinking about her Son and his adventure, perhaps on the Twins Journey they will meet as friends.
The Next Day
The Twins were walking on the path to Viridian City. Squirtle was holding on to Ryan’s back and Charmander was playfully skipping by Becca. Becca was looking at her very own Poke Dex that Prof. Oak gave her before they left town, she was looking up information about her Charmander.
“This thing is really handy. So this model records Pokémon DNA?” Asked Becca.
Ryan replied “That what the Professor told me, it is meant as way to help trainers discover New Pokémon, wonder what are the odds of finding something new?”
Then, they saw a patch of Tall Grass rustling; Ryan and Squirtle carefully came over and peaked thru the grass. They saw a Spearow hoping around pecking at the ground, Becca came over to see the Bird Pokémon.
Ryan quietly said “I call first dibs. Squirtle you’re ready?”
Ryan pointed at the Spearow and Squirtle jumped in ready to fight. Spearow see Squirtle and raised his wings to prepare for battle. Then both Squirtle and Spearow charged at each other as the fight begins.
To Be Continued
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