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Chapter 1: Introduction To The World
On a grey, rainy and chilly day in the Upper East Side of Castle City, at the Jefferson Academy, a class of 16 year-old students were finally taking their Trainers License Evaluation courses. All of them future trainers, waiting to get through their summer classes so they could finally get their Trainer Licences and start their journeys, which would be filled with danger, adventure, fun, and of course Pokémon.
The class was just beginning, when suddenly the main entrance door swung open and loudly hit the wall.
"Sorry, sorry, sorry, I got caught in traffic!" A young girl said, frantically and out of breath, as she tried to scurry to her usual desk.
"Well Ms. May since you're late, your usually spot has been taken so unfortunately..." The lecturer sighed, rubbing his right temple, "you're going to have to take a seat next to Mr. Jaydonson." said the middle aged professor in a more somber tone, due to the outburst that he knew was bound to ensue.
"Ummm... Excuse me Professor Lowe!" A boisterous male voice erupted, " I don’t think I heard you correctly because I thought you just said that - she - is going to sit here." He said arrogantly, pointing at the desk to his right.
"Yes Jesse, she will be sitting there." Mr. Lowe said in an exasperated voice, rolling his eyes.
"Do you NOT see that this desk is occupied by my feet!?" The young mans lip twitched at his own statement although his tone was resentful.
"Well Jesse, unless your feet are planning on getting their Trainer License also, stop your drama and move them so Ms. May can take a seat!" He said in a indifferent yet angry tone, hoping Jesse would get the message.
Jesse moved his feet with exaggerated slowness, allowing the young girl to take her seat. About half-way through the Professor's lecture on Pokémon Ethics, the young man sitting next to Jesse, who had already fallen asleep, spoke, "Hi, my name is Alexander Roanoke, but you can call me Ander, and that's my friend Jesse Jaydonson" Ander said, in a friendly tone while running his hand through his short pitch-black hair and adjusting his glasses.
"Hello, I’m Layla May... w...why does he hate me so much?" she asked, looking at the tall boy with with shoulder length curly dark brown hair.
"It's nothing personal he's actually a bit of a asshole but he's extra pissy today cause he couldn’t find Lillyel this morning." He said peering at her through his glasses with innocent ice-blue eyes, it took a moment for him to realize that she was giving him a bewildered expression "Ohh Lillyel is his Petilil... she been with him forever." he said matter-of-factly.
"Ohh, well I guess that’s kinda sweet that he misses his Pokémon, do you have any?" She asked sincerely curious and not just to be polite like she would normally do.
"Yeah, I have Truffles she’s a Jigglypuff." he admitted shyly
"WHAT!? OH MY GOSH! How do you have a Jigglypuff, they're so rare! They practically don't exist in Unova! I have to see her, please!" she squealed in high pitch voice clearly gushing about its cuteness like some kind of adoring fan, this kind of reaction and attention wasn't something Ander was used to and his face inturn flushed a brilliant red.
"Umm sure... do you... umm wanna hang out... with us after class is over?" He asked clearly out of his comfort zone, she simply gave him a big warm smile and nodded eagerly. For the next two and a half hours they just listened to the lecture. Ander took notes, Jesse continued his nap and Layla just listened to the professor while trying to analyze the two boys relationship due to the fact that Jesse looked like the kind of guy that would bully and make fun of the lean but lightly muscled Ander.
When the bell rang, everyone started to quickly walk out while talking about how excited they are about getting their Trainers License the following day, which route they're planning to leave at, the supplies they needed and their Pokémon. Layla watched everyone leave, while Ander collected his copious amount of things and tryed to wake Jesse up, she noticed a few of her peers had Pokémon with them which she hadn’t noticed before, she counted two Purloin, four Pidove, two Swaddle, a Pansear and a Oshawott. Then she suddenly felt eyes watching her, she turned around slowly and saw that Jesse looking at her... she had to admit he was pretty good looking with his tan skin, light brown eyes, and perfectly straight pearly-white teeth.
"So I’m guessing you're coming with us then?" Jesse said trying not to offend the girl again on behalf of his friend. Before she even had time to reply he continued "Well it's about a thirty minute drive if the traffic isn't too bad but I'll tell the driver to hurry... Come on dork we don’t have all day!" he said in a nonchalant tone, aiming the latter comment at Ander. After Jesse started walking, Ander was suddenly right behind him follow along like a baby Lillipup. Layla just followed still trying to comprehend that they had a driver, "They can't be serious." she thought to herself. But when they arrived outside she was greeted to the sight of a sleek black stretch hummer, with a man holding the side door open, they walked to the car as the elderly man greeted them as Master Jesse and Master Alexander, "Could they get anymore pretentious!?" Layla thought as she introduced her self to the Driver, whose name was Miles. When She entered she was even more flabbergasted, it looked like a miniature night club with subtle white lights on the floor and ceiling, a state-of-the-art-radio disguised as a old timey Jukebox, a bar and modern black and white sofas with a few blood-red pillows, to Layla it was extremely modern and trendy but a little over done for her tastes. "Good God, you guys must be rich." she blurted out, not meaning for her statement to be audible, both of the boys just laughed.
It was a quiet ride until Jessie went to go get them all drinks, when they suddenly heard,
"There you are my little baby! Don’t ever do that again!" he chastised in a baby voice, when he turned around Layla saw a little creature no more then about a foot high, it looked soft to the touch, had two little lime-green stubs for arms, right under them three little green stubs for legs, a head that was green and white with little red beads for eyes and three leaves sprouting from the top of the creatures head. It made high pitched screeches and cries obviously overjoyed to see her partner until she saw Layla, then her demeanor completely change. She suddenly clung to his shirt in a defensive position it made Layla think of an animal protecting its territory. Suddenly the plant-like Pokémon started vibrating the leaves on her head back and forth. Its little beady eyes started to glow red, Layla started to feel a strange sensation. At first it just felt like a tickle in the back of her throat but then it started to spread and become more intense and then suddenly she could barely move. She could feel the energy, the life leaving her body, being ripped out of her! Stolen! It didn't just hurt it was pure blood curdling pain, it felt like she was being set on fire! All she wanted to do was scream out in shear agony but her mouth was too dry, all the liquid in her body was being siphoned out and she could barely manage a whispered plea. She could feel her muscles weaken and her skin wither, then she saw it... faded translucent green light escaping her body and going to the little beast's mouth, she looked at Jesse's face which had a wicked grin and dark glint in his eyes.
"H... hel... help!" even with all her strength and will that was all she could muster up, suddenly Ander saw what was going on.
"What the hell Jesse! What's your problem!? Lillyel stop!" Ander yelled with a furiosity which surprised Jesse and Lillyel, it even surprised himself. Immediately the remaining light retreated back to Layla's body.
"What was that?" she said gasping for air and on the verge of tears.
"I'm so sorry! Lillyel must have saw you as a threat to Jesse or something... so she started to drain your energy with Mega Drain, I’m so sorry you need a drink!" Ander said in a incredulous voice still not believing what just occurred, he quickly ran over and got a bottle of fresh Twist-Turn Mountain water, "Here Layla drink this." he said uncharacteristically worried
"I’m so sorry Layla, I can't believe Lillyel would do something that horrible!" Jesse said in a concerned tone which surprised Layla but if she didn't know any better she wouldn't have been able to tell he was lying."My ass you're sorry!" She thought.
"Its okay, it was just an accident." She unwillingly said, not wanting to lose the only possible friends she made the whole summer but she could swear she just saw Jesse winking at his Pokémon.
Miles then rolled down the window and announced that they have arrived, "Where that heck would that be!?" She thought since she couldn't seen anything through the black tinted windows, her mind was running wild with possibilities. When they got out she tried to walk on the far side of the shoulder that the demon Petilil was sitting on, Ander was still helping her walk when she noticed that they just walked in the grand lobby of the De Los Sueños Building.
"What are we doing here?!" Layla asked completely confused
"Oh, You know we're just going around door to door asking if they want to buy our girl-scout cookies." Jesse said in a flat sarcastic voice, "What do you think? We live here." He said
"Ohhh" Was all Layla could manage. When they got to the elevator that was for residents only, the elevator operator greeted them and automatically hit the hundredth floor button.
"Oh boys who is this pretty little lady?" The elevator operator said with a heavy southern accent,
"Oh this... she just a stray that’s been stalk-" he began to say but Layla pushed him out of the way cutting him off in mid sentence.
"Hi, I’m Layla their friend!" she said putting an emphasis on the word friend, she getting kind of irritated by his stupid comments.
The rest of the ride was uneventful. When they got out of the elevator all there was, was a huge lobby that was elegantly decorated and had two glossy black doors on opposing side. Layla still didn't really believe that they lived here, her mind began to wonder at how they could possible afford such luxurious extravagances when her train thought was interrupted.
"Hey Ands go get Truffles we'll wait at my place." Jesse said in a causal tone, "Yeah cause having a driver, living at the most expensive building in the city, living on the hundredth floor in the pent house and having extremely exotic Pokémon is just completely normal... PSH everyday kinda stuff" Layla thought sarcastically.
Ander ran to the door on the far left and as soon as he opened his door a round beautiful little creature jumped into his arms to Layla's surprise its body was a light lavender instead of the usual pink and its eyes were a piercing lime-green, "I’m not even going to ask..." She thought because it seemed like everything was possible when she was with these two boys. When she went into Jesse's house she tried to hide her astonishment but it was hard to due to its castle like appearance. A thin tanned woman materialized accompanied by a huge fox with nine glorious golden tails trailing behind. This woman was undeniably beautiful, "Holy crap what's Charmaine Jaydonso- never mind..." she started saying when she put two and two together, after a quick introduction and a minute or two of admiring the gorgeous Ninetales (apparently named Princess) they were off to Jesse's room.
They had to walk through about six other rooms and corridors to get to his room, she would have marveled at each room individually but after she saw a water fountain with a stunning 16-foot long Milotic nonchalantly laying in it her brain kind of shut off and she barely noticed the rest of the novelties they passed.
"Your room. Is bigger. Then my house." she noted, both boys just laughed brushing it off as a joke, she went to sit on the huge triple king-sized bed when she noticed how soft it was she examined the duvet covering only to notice a sleek, glossy, golden down of fur, it remind of the the fur of the Ninetales she'd met moments ago. She was about to ask what it was when Jesse proudly said "Ninetales fur." obviously elated by the fact that he could afford such things.
"Layla, you never did tell us if you had any Pokémon?" As soon as Ander said that she grabbed two red and white metallic spheres out of here pocket and threw them on the ground. With a big flash of a whitish energy, two Pokémon materialized on the floor from the bright light one standing on two legs and the other on all fours.
"This is Aqua." She pointed to a tan and blue monkey with two tuffs one on its tail and the other on its head, it also had a sleepy and dazed expression on it's smooth face, "And this is Boarus" she pointed at a orange pig with a brown head that squealed and hopped around her feet.
All the Pokémon started to play together with the exception of Lillyel that was trying to ignore Boarus. The soon to be trainers talked about everything, Layla found out that Jesse's father helped with the creation of the modern Pokéball 45 years back and his mom was the uber famous socialite Charmaine Jaydonson. She also found out that Ander's dad was Professor Roanoke, the man that gave her Boarus six months ago, when she and her family first arrived in Unova after her father catered for one of his parties. She also revealed that her mother was the newly appointed nurse at Castle City's very own Pokémon Center and her Father is the Chef at the trendy "Black and White" restaurant, before they realized it was 12:46 PM,
"Shit! It's past midnight!" Layla screamed as she looked for her phone. "What am I going to tell me dad?!" she looked at the two boys frantically, getting no sympathies from Jesse she focused her line of vision on Ander who immediately blushed when she made eye contact with him.
"Just tell him you're staying the night at our place. We do have 13 guest bedrooms between the two of us." Ander offered trying to hide is excitement from both Jesse and Layla, Jesse was shocked!
"No." he said in a voice that rand with authority, Layla's heart dropped and Ander's brow furrowed.
"Jesse! Come on! If you don't let her... I'll... I'll go home!" Ander pleaded, Layla simply sat hoping for the best.
"Seriously, you're going to give me an ultimatum? Okay, see ya' bitch." Jesse said looking pleased with himself.
Ander was getting frustrated, he really liked Layla so he did something he would never have dared,
"I'm not going home and neither is Layla. Need I bring up the Tanya incident? You still owe me for the one." Ander said in his most rebellious voice but still extremely hesitant. Jesse's face dropped instantly and his eyes filled with fury.
"Fine." was all he said.
Layla quickly called her father and sorted everything out, "Thank you so much!" She ran up and hugged Jesse, Jesse was again shocked but this time at the physical contact which he was not the biggest fan of and Ander shocked because he was the one that put his ass on the line and stood up to his bestfriend.
"When in the HELL did Ander start making decisions and friends without my permission!?" Jesse's thought resonated with resentment, they were going to start their journey, this was not the time for Ander to grow a pair. Then Layla started talking, interrupting his train of thought
"So I've come to decision... I’m going to travel with you guys tomorrow!" she said very happy! Ander looked ecstatic and Jesse looked like he was about to rip someone apart!
"NO, NO, NO! We never agreed to that Layla!" Jesse Yelled! "Who the fuck does this crazy stalker bitch think she is!?" He thought, anger surged through him like a lightning bolt. He didn't even like this girl let alone did he want to travel with her.
"PLEASE! I'll be good! I'll help out and everything!" she begged on her knees Boarus the Tepig ran to her side and mimed the motion best he could.
"NO." He said in a voice the rang with finality.
"Jess..." Ander's voice was a mere whisper, he looked at his best friend with longing and urging eyes. Even though Jesse didn't like this girl one bit he didn't like seeing his friend hurting... He was one of the only people, besides himself, that Jesse truly cared for and in Jesse's mind pining like a regular person was below them so he would put Ander out of his misery fast. Even with their long intertwined history and the fact that Ander was annoyingly persistent when he wanted to be, Jesse was not giving in. He didn't like being told what to do or giving up.
"Still no." said the large beefy teenager arrogantly. He saw Ander's face drop and he felt victorious but then Ander spoke.
"J please. I save your ass time and time again, I always have your back and never ask for anything. Well now I'm asking." whispered Ander.
"Fine... but now I owe you nothing." That was the last thing he said for the remainder of the night. He climbed into his bed and immediately laying down before he knew it his Petilil was under his arm. He'd figure out a plan to get rid of her somehow later on, he thought.
The other two talked excitedly the whole night jumping from one subject to another and then coming back to a previous subject, this was out of character for Ander as he normally kept to himself with the exception of Jessie. At around 4:51 AM in the morning Jesse had just about enough of their incessant conversions and their Pokémon playing, so he ordered Petilil to use her Sleep Powder on them. Immediately after inhaling the silver dust like substance Ander and Layla's eyes began to droop and suddenly with a thud both of them hit the floor, fast asleep.
The next morning their Journey would begin.
TO BE CONTINUED...