Hi guys! I'm currently hustling my bustle - between an extremely busy schedule - to rewrite JTC entirely. I'm working on the mythos, all the historical references, the works. I'm also cutting back on all that damned cross-temporal BS!
In the meantime, this is something that I just felt was a good idea. So, with a little luck and some quick thinking, I slapped it into a halfway readable fanfic in just a few hours.
Now, let me explain a few things before we get started. I promise, this won't be as complicated as JTC.
I'm going to give you the names of the characters, and who they are in the dub.
Satoshi = Ash
Kasumi = Misty
Takeshi = Brock
Haruka = Well, you know!
Masato = Haruka's lil' bro. The "human Pokedex."
Musashi = Jessie
Kojiro = James
Sakura = Daisy, Misty's blonde eldest sister
Ayame = Lily, Misty's blue-haired second eldest sister
Botan = Violet, Misty's pink-haired, loud-mouthed youngest elder sister.
Ookido Hakase = Professor Oak
Sato-tachi = Ash's team
-chan = Madame, Miss, a childhood friend (male to male) Cute, as one's younger sister (male to female)
-kun = Friend
Nyasuu = Meowth
Soonansu = Wobbuffet
Koduck = Psyduck
Sannigo = Corsola
Nyorotono = Politoed
Kingudora = Kingdra (supposedly evolved from Tattsu/Horsea)
Hitodeman = Staryu
Tosakinto = Goldeen
Kimori = The starter of the Grass element from Ru/Sa.
Achamo = The starter of the Fire element from Ru/Sa.
Wakashamo = Achamo's evolved form.
Subame = The swallow Pokemon from Ru/Sa.
Agehunto = The new butterfly Pokemon from Ru/Sa.
Sabonea = The new cactus Pokemon from Ru/Sa.
Habunake = The new snake Pokemon from Ru/Sa.
This is my first fic using all Japanese names. Most of the above names were provided for the Japanese illiterate. Some of the moves the Pokemon use also are taken from the Japanese. (Some of them, like "Absorb," are not.) Here is the move you probably won't recognize.
10,000 volt attack = Thunderbolt
Anyway, for those who know the Japanese series better than the English dub, I'm just going to say I tried to keep true to the characters as I know them in the Japanese series. All you dub fans will notice that some of the characters - especially Nyasuu/Meowth - is a lot different.
So, instead of going on and on...
Enjoy the show!
This is the world of Pokemon. Satoshi and Haruka have won their first Pokemon badges, and are on their way to the docks of Touka City to catch a ride to the island of Muro. Satoshi and Haruka hope to get the next badge there. Yet, fortune holds a bigger surprise for them.
"Satoshi," Haruka whined. Her arms drooped, her face hung and flushed. It was the same with her little brother, Masato. Meanwhile, Satoshi and Takeshi were doing wonderfully. It seemed like all the miles they had been walking hadn't even phased their state of well-being. "Sato-kun, why must we keep walking like this? Can't we get a taxi?"
"Don't be foolish, Haruka-chan!" Satoshi dismissed the idea. "It's better to walk this way. It makes you stronger."
"Pi pika chu!" Pikachu agreed with his trainer. Of course, it didn't appear Pikachu did much walking perched on Satoshi's shoulder like he was.
"Aren't I strong enough already?" Masato whined.
Takeshi cut in, "Be of good spirits, everyone! We're almost to the docks now."
"Yes," cried a familiar female voice. "You are almost to the dock, but you aren't leaving with Haruka-chan! I'm going to kill her!"
"Huh?" Haruka seemed confused and a little afraid. Sato-tachi looked over into a clearing of trees. Against the sun, the shadow of a lovely woman stood statuesque. When they all squinted, Satoshi and Takeshi could hardly believe their eyes.
"Ka--" Satoshi stuttered. "Ka-- Kasumi!"
"Pikachu-pi!" Pikachu chirped.It was indeed Kasumi.
Her hair cascaded freely down to her shoulders. She wore a blue polo T-shirt and yellow short shorts with a red fanny pack on her waist. Her sneakers were changed - black with red instead of white. Her white athletic socks came only halfway up her shins. On her hands she wore blue gloves with a yellow stripe in the center of each. Her long lashes and perfectly trimmed eyebrows were furrowed up in a snarl with the rest of her face.
"What are you doing with another girl, Satoshi!"
KASUMI, IT IS A WELCOME RETURN!
"Kasumi," Satoshi muttered. "I don't understand. Why aren't you back at Hanada Gym?"
Haruka stared stupidly at Kasumi. "I don't understand. She is a Gym Leader, too?"
"Silence, you trollop," Kasumi snapped. "I am just the younger sister of Gym Leaders now!"
Haruka didn't know when to quit. She clapped her hands together and smiled warmly. "Ah, so you have a family of Gym Leaders, too?"
Kasumi's face contorted wildly with fury. Her teeth gritted audibly. "Grr! Don't you get it! I don't like you traveling with Satoshi! So, just go ahead and leave!"
Satoshi waved his hands, hoping for peace. "Wait, Kasumi! Can't you tell us why you are away from the Gym first?"
Kasumi opened her mouth to speak, but noticed that Masato was salivating beside her. Little hearts seemed to be rising from his head. "You are so beautiful, Kasumi-chan," he announced. "You are so great and lovely, and you are a Gym Leader too."
Kasumi closed her eyes and clenched her teeth tighter together from a closed mouth. She drove her fist down into Masato's head, and the young Pokemon hopeful sprawled on the ground in a daze. She mumbled, "I think he gets more credit than Satoshi..."
Haruka slid in next to Kasumi and tapped her forefingers together. She muttered sheepishly, "Ah, I would really like to hear your story, if you would please?"
Kasumi's mind got back on track, and as she told her story, her whole world seemed to be filled with nothing but her own words. "Yes, I am Kasumi! For one half year, I was the Hanada City Gym Leader! Now, I return to find my Satoshi has picked up a girl to travel with him. How should I find out but from the mouth of my selfish sisters."
Kasumi thought back, and began to tell the whole story.
My sisters had just returned home from their trip around the world, Kasumi explained outside the story. I was rather glad. In return for caring for the Gym so dilligently, they gave me a makeover. They styled my hair, gave me a facial, and bought me the newest and most fashionable clothes!
The words Kasumi spoke brought pictures into Sato-tachi's mind of a bright and cheery atmosphere in which Kasumi was the center of her sisters' attention.
Her next words brought them out of that mindset. I asked them if they had heard any news of Satoshi. I believed he was still in Masara Town, but they told me differently!
"So, you say you do have news about Satoshi of Masara Town?" Kasumi asked again.
Ayame brushed back who bluish hair, giving vanity its due time. "Well, you might not like it, Kasumi."
Sakura nodded. "I don't think we should tell her. She might want to go find him if we do?"
Botan spilled the beans, not being the one for keeping a secret. On top of that, this bit of news might crush Kasumi. Botan was not one for being kind to Kasumi, either. She crooned, "He's with another girl, Kasumi! They really seem to like each other! I hear he even let her brother travel with them."
A wave of anger and nausea hit Kasumi all at once. She ran out of the Gym, forgetting she had left all but one Pokemon there. Nyorotono and Sannigo continued to splash around happily in the large pool, accepting that Kasumi was leaving. They liked it where they were. Tosakinto didn't even surface for a farewell. Hitodeman seemed more embarrassed than saddened. Togepi, aside from the fact that it was well aware that its surrogate mother would not be returning to it for a while, consoled itself with the fact that it had made good friends with Gyarados and Kingudora. It waved a little tearful goodbye to Kasumi, and then went back to playing a game of hide-and-seek with Kingudora. (It was a game in which Kingudora dove underwater, and Togepi circled around the pool looking for its shadow.)
There was only one monster Kasumi had taken with her. Her sisters tried to warn her, but failed in getting her attention. Kasumi ran outside, grabbed her bike, and headed for Masara Town.
Once I get to Masara Town, Kasumi continued narrating. I found out from Ookido Hakase that you were in Houen, and in what city you were. I left my bike on his front lawn, and lamented not taking later when I was on the boat to Mishiro Town. It took me many days to get to Touka on foot, and I've finally caught up to you, Satoshi!
Kasumi's story faded in all their heads. They all gazed at her thoughtfully. Her arms were folded, and she looked quite arrogant in that pose. "I left quite a lot behind to get where I am, but at least I have one of my most precious Pokemon with me."
Kasumi unzipped her fanny pack and hurtled a Pokeball at the ground. She continued to look very confident, until she heard, "Quack!"
She opened one eye, looked at the Pokemon she had just released, and began to tremble into even further fury. "Koduck!"
The chubby yellow duck clapped his hands to his head, trying desperately to soothe the migraine that was constant in his world. "Quack!"
Satoshi just closed his eyes and sighed. "Well, we are in good health, Kasumi. You may go back to Hanada City now."
Kasumi towered over Satoshi and roared, "Are you trying to get rid of me!!!"
Satoshi waved placatingly once more. "N-- No, Kasumi! You may travel with us again, if you would like!"
Kasumi sneered. "First, I want to know all about Haruka, and how far the love runs between the two of you."
Haruka and Satoshi blushed. "LOVE?!" they yelled.
Haruka spoke up, and got right up in Kasumi's face. "I don't know what you've heard, Kasumi-kun. But Satoshi and I are only friends, I assure!"
Kasumi sighed, half-relieved and half-unbelieveing. She mumbled, "That's what I said, as well."
"What?" Satoshi asked, anger gripping the corners of his voice.
"Nothing," Kasumi snapped. "Now, I want to battle you, Haruka."
"Battle!" Sato-tachi cried.
Masato spoke up. "You don't understand, Kasumi-chan. Haruka's Pokemon are in no shape for battle. Achamo is only just starting to improve his technique. Agehunto is fine, but probably nowhere near as powerful as you Koduck."
The boy adjusted his glasses and nodded. Kasumi did not want to back down. "I don't care! I want a battle, and that's that."
"Very well," Takeshi came forward. "Haruka-chan, will you accept Kasumi's challenge?"
"Um," she started off. "Um, I suppose I will."
Takeshi cried emphatically, "Then let the battle begin!"
There is a second part, but can I get some initial responses?
Oh, and if you all need a pronunciation key, I'd be happy to whip one up! For the uninitiated, pronouncing Japanese vowel sounds can be pure hell!