Chapter Two: The Forest Samurai
Mikey had left Pallet a few days ago. He would have gone to Viridian City but was excited to get his first badge so planned to go to Pewter first. Most people didn’t know that Viridian Forest went around Viridian City but Mikey had heard many stories from trainers about their journeys so he knew many shortcuts that could make his quest shorter. So Mikey was now traveling through the somewhat dense forest on his way to the city with the first gym. He had seen a few bug Pokemon but just ignored them and continued walking. Next thing he knew a tip of a sword had been shoved in his face. Too surprised and scared to do anything, Mikey just stared at the sword.
“You have just left from Pallet, am I correct?” Mikey looked up as the person holding the sword spoke to him.
“Y-yeah.” Mikey answered, still a bit scared.
“Ah, so you’re a novice trainer.” replied the owner of the sword.
“Novice?” Mikey asked questioningly, not sure of what the word meant.
“It means someone that just started their journey, a newbie.”
“Then I guess I am a novice although I have been a trainer for about seven years now, just not officially.”
“That is not important. What is important is that you are a trainer and I haven't had any trainer battles in quite a while.