I am giving this story a Teen rating. There most likely will be minor violence at various points, we well as some minor language. If you are looking for a G-Rated story, this most likely will not be it. If you don't mind a story that doesn't go out of its way to be squeaky clean, I hope that y'all enjoy.
Also, this is my first serious story that I am writing here. I hope to have many chapters, but we will see where the story takes us.
The Trainer and the Professor
Our story begins with an introduction. An introduction of two children, a boy and a girl, and their life.
The boy, Toby, who is thirteen in age, is a strong-willed boy, although he is a bit weak in strength. His life has been built around books, and the worlds that he can find within them. His earliest memories were of his mother reading to him from a Professor Oak bedtime story book. From the wondrous worlds that were created in his imagination from the words that entered his ears, he soon learned that life could be a bit more interesting with the help of fiction.
The girl, Sarah, just turned eleven a week before the start of this story. She is strong-willed as well, but is a bit stronger than Toby, her brother. While Toby prefers the world contained within a hardback binding, Sarah finds that adventuring is more suited for her. In the heavily wooded area in which they live, Sarah can usually be found birdwatching, or watching the various land Pokemon who find the forests to be their home. Sometimes she finds herself frustrated at Toby's refusal to adventure, but she is still thankful to have him around.
Both siblings have tan skin, dark brown hair and brown eyes. Toby's eyesight is not perfect, so he wears glasses to correct this, whereas Sarah's eyesight is perfect. Toby, as has been previously said, is not the strongest in his village, but he is far from being a wimp. Sarah, who has been described as being stronger than Toby is this way because of her activities and hobbies. She is far from being a stereotypical tomboy, but she is strong enough to be of help to her brother when he needs it. While both siblings have differences, their strengths balance out the others weaknesses, and they would fight to protect the other.
Life for Toby and Sarah is not as pleasant as it is for some children. Four years ago, both of their parents died in the largest train crash that their area had ever seen. They were on a commuter train, one that took them to the city where they worked, when a rock slide from a mountain crushed the entire train. Fortunately, the small house that Toby and Sarah lived in had been paid off, but without parents, the two had to learn to support each other.
Toby left school, which is not uncommon for children to do at his age in this land, and he took on a job at the library in the nearby village. Sarah continued to go to school, where she was hoping to learn enough to someday go on a pokemon journey. The life of a journeying pokemon trainer was one that she felt would suit her the best, as it would give her a chance to explore the world that fascinated her. Toby preferred the idea of continuing his studies outside of school, and spent every spare moment at the library deep in study. The library job is enough to keep the family fed, and because of this, both children are healthy.
This afternoon, like most afternoons in their lives, finds Toby leaving work, a backpack with several books strapped to his back. He decides that he should do some light shopping for dinner, so he takes the path that leads to the village's market. Fortunately for Toby, all the sellers in the market understand his situation, and offer him the best prices that they are able to, while still selling him quality meats, fruits, and vegetables. The health of all their friends and family is of utmost importance everyone in the village, as this helps keep smiles on everyone's faces as everyone goes through life. After purchasing some meat, some potatoes, and some carrots, Toby heads down the trail to his forest home. Within ten minutes, he finds himself starting a fire in his kitchen, and starting to prepare a stew for him and his sister to enjoy. Once the meats and vegetables are cut and are cooking in a pot, he sits down at a table in the kitchen to read through one of the books that be brought home with him.
Toby reads his book, this one being about the history of the area in which he lives, and of his ancestors, who have lived in this land for thousands of years. While fiction was his preference, learning about the world, and about the people and creatures that inhabited it came first. As he was reading, Sarah walked in the door and set her bag down next to the table, and sat down across from Toby.
"Welcome home," said Toby, "how was your day?" This was a question that he asked everyday, as he enjoyed hearing about his sister's school life, and he also wanted to be available to offer any advice that she may need.
"Boring, so boring. I'm already ahead in most of my studies, and the pokemon trainer class still has not started. Can't wait for next semester, so that I can finally start to ready myself for a journey," replied Sarah. Having conversations with her brother about what he was currently researching and reading generally kept her ahead of her class, and her school would not start with trainer classes until the autumn semester. Fortunately, it was spring, and the current semester was close to ending. This would give her more free time in which to hike around in her area and discover more about the world, thus giving her a head start on the trainer classes.
While waiting on the stew to finish cooking so that they could eat, the two discussed the book that Toby was currently reading, and Sarah told Toby about some of the local wildlife that she had observed while walking home from school.
Soon enough, perhaps too soon for the two, their dinner was finished cooking. Soon after, the two finished eating, and they both lit a lamp to carry up into their bedrooms. Sarah wrote about her day in a journal, and wrote her daily observations of the local pokemon. After that, she blew out the flame in her lamp and then she quickly fell asleep, getting her rest so that she would be energized for a brand new day. Toby read by the lamplight for a half hour, but his eyelids soon felt heavy, and he placed a bookmark in his book, extinguished his lamp, and fell asleep as well.