Author's note: I don't know about Thriller, so this story couldn't be much thrilling.
Setting: Alternate Universe
Characters: Human main
Target: Medium, 10k-20k
CC: 11067 (IDK since last revision)
It was another day at the headquarters of Magneton Incorporated. It was a 30-storey building which contained offices, workplaces and the workers. The Magneton Incorporated produced items for every aspiring Trainer as an affiliate of Silph Co. because of the increasingly high numbers of new Trainers.
At the top-most floor, Vincent Magneton sat in front of his office table doing the whole stocks and numbers of the company. He was a man in his late twenties, a strikingly tall man with a young face and black hair that is cut cleanly. His body was well-built for someone who works almost non-stop while sitting and having the air-conditioner on normally cold temperatures. He was typing spreadsheets for his next shareholder's meeting, which would happen two days after.
BEEP. The sound from the beeper he pressed to call his secretary. Not a long moment later, his secretary arrived.
"Yes, Mr. Magneton?" his secretary asked. His secretary was Alicia Beheiyem, a strong-postured woman in her early twenties. Her red hair fell down smoothly at her shoulders. Her nicely-ironed uniformed were of a shade of blue. A yellow skirt hid her legs up to her knees. Black platform boots added more to her height.
"Make sure to notify the shareholders. Also, please check out the internet connection. It gets slower through the days," he said while tidying up his brown plaid polo shirt.
"Yes sir," she replied and she went outside.
Vincent went back to his work laptop. The laptop was a sleek gray model that was truly suited for professional office work. Beside it was his name bar indicating "Vincent F. Magneton, CEO" which was made of varnished oak wood. His black pen-holder stood near and held his black pen.
Suddenly, his laptop showed a notification of a private message. "Hmm, I do not expect a message," he wondered. It could be important, so he checked it out. After clicking on it, all of the lights in his office suddenly blinked on and off and his laptop showed a hypnotizing screen. Vincent had a headache from the dizzying motion of lights. He tried pressing the buzzer, but went out of consciousness before reaching it.
Vincent woke up, the previous headache banging in his head like a heavy mallet. Still, he managed to stood up, and saw what he was not expecting. He was in an open field full of green grass and the sky was on a tint of sunset orange. But there was a mysterious feeling on this place like something was different or off. He wanted to know these mysteries. Where is he? Who made him go here? He walked slowly to find civilization, the headache slowly fading away.
He found one, although he was feeling a strange presence. The houses were normal, with lawns, walls, and windows viable for a "normal" civilization. The place was silent, too silent to qualify for eerie. Cold wind was blowing, making Vincent sweat cold. He walked on, alert on any other creatures or any human. He was certain this is not the planet he was on previously before the incident.
Walking more, he saw a commotion. But what is more strange is that the commotion were of alien-like creatures. They were bluish-gray, they had large and oblong heads with two bent lines and a forked line in the middle of the other two lines. They had green eyes with a faint tinge of blue. They have hands with three finger-like digits of colors red, green and yellow. They also have short, stubby legs and a small tail. Vincent recognized them as Elgyem, the Cerebral Pokemon.
While looking inconspicuous, he looked to the commotion. What he saw was terribly inhumane. Two humans were battling. But not normal street fights. It was as if they were Pokemon. Their eyes were blank and denoted loss of sentience.
"Use Aura Sphere, you useless flesh!" the Elgyem shouted.
Without resistance, the human formed a blue ball of energy and shot it to the other enemy.
"Retaliate with Close Combat!" the other Elgyem commanded.
The same as the other human, the man zoomed closer to his enemy and started to beat him without concern to his defenses or his safety.
"What is this?" Vincent was terrified on this. He ran away while still keeping his inconspicuousness.
He hid in a dark alley, his breath resisting to be taken back. He cannot believe he was on this place. He was thinking to try finding a way to return to his place. He was definitely not safe to be here.
"I should get a safe place. But where?" he asked until he turned his head to the left. He saw an Elgyem and he presumed that the Cerebral Pokemon also saw him. He confirmed this when the Elgyem ran nearer to him with its stubby feet. "Run!" he screamed to himself and ran.
"Wait! I mean no harm," the Elgyem shouted as an effort to stop Vincent and used its psychic powers to levitate and to cover more speed than running.
Vincent should never stopped running. He raced through the many mazes of the alleys that is dark enough to see clearly. He jumped and sprinted to every obstacle and the clear paths of the roads. If he was caught, he was sure he would receive the fate of the previous humans he saw.
"I told you to stop, human!" the Elgyem decided to use its Psychic abilities to send Vincent over a headache.
"No, I won't!" Vincent dodged over the pink waves that almost hit him.
"Trust me, human," the Elgyem sent off a powerful Psychic to entangle him over.
Vincent's heart beat fast when the psychic energies entangled him until it came to a stop. He inhaled air and tried to relax. "What do you want?"
"As I said, I mean no harm. I have no interest on battling, so I decided to help you, Vincent."
"H-how did you know about my name?" Vincent was shocked at the Elgyem's offer.
"I can read minds. We're Psychic-types, remember?" Elgyem reacted somewhat sarcastically.
"Oh yeah, right. Where am I?" Vincent managed to say at his shock on the Elgyem's tone of voice.
"You're in a world where we Pokemon rule over humans. You are currently in the territory of Elgyems and we pretty much rule here," the Elgyem said in a matter-of-factly tone.
"How did I get here?" Vincent asked, hoping for an answer.
"Every Elgyem here has their own human, except for me. If an Elgyem wanted to have their own human, they would tell the Superior Office and the office would teleport a random human to this world."
"Now that my mind has been cleared a bit, how could you help me?"
"First, we need a place somewhere safe," the Elgyem said and used its Psychic abilities to teleport them away...
Vincent woke up from an unannounced sleep. He was in the open fields again, with the night sky still bright enough to illuminate a short range of eyesight. He saw the Elgyem, preparing a strange altar of wooden built.
"What's that?" Vincent asked.
"The teleportation device I can use to return you to any place."
"When would it be ready?" Vincent asked again.
"There is yet another missing piece here. But there is a slight problem. I can only get from certain Elgyems as a prize. I do not have any humans, so would you say yes for this one?" the Elgyem explained as if he failed on rewording it.
"Wait over there. You want me to be your human just to get something for that randomity of yours?" Vincent was shocked on his situation.
"Well, yes. There is another way, but I don't want the Elgyem Police to catch us both. That is much worse than the first option, in my opinion."
"Hmm, I guess I will take the first one," Vincent sighed.
"Okay! Let me do the ritual of 'retrieving'. I shall do you a weaker version. I have control of you, but you still get sentience. I must tell you this: act like you're completely retrieved. If they noticed the weak chain I applied on you, they will try to retrieve you. That means you would lose your sentience until they wished to," the Elgyem warned Vincent.
"Sure, let's do this fast," Vincent agreed with nervousness in his voice.
After a few incantations of alien-like language, Vincent was ready to battle. "Let's do this," Vincent said.
They reached the city at around midnight even with the help of Elgyem's power. At the middle of the street, the Elgyem said with a voice amplified with its Psychic power. "I am looking for a special piece for something quite unimportant but needed. Anyone who has it, I challenge you!" the Elgyem announced.
The crowd fell silent until another Elgyem went in front and said, "I'll take you on! My special piece to you but your human for me."
"Deal," the Elgyem agreed upon while Vincent was getting nervous but he had to keep his unsentient look.
The battle had started. Vincent against a human with a fat built and large muscles. "Go use Mach Punch!" Vincent's Elgyem had said.
Without notice, Vincent suddenly moved fast and slammed his fist to the enemy. He was successful on his Mach Punch and was not at the slightest hurt. In fact, he felt he had nothing to worry or any responsibility to manage. He was like floating on something soft.
In retaliation, the opponent's Elgyem commanded, "Body Slam!"
Like the humans he saw earlier, Vincent was squashed by the fat man. Unlike how he felt light-headed when he sent his Mach Punch, he felt like he was sandwiched between two rocks. After a while, he escaped from the large mass of fat that stuck him to the ground.
"Use Stone Edge!" Vincent's Elgyem said to retaliate more.
He suddenly picked up rocks that were sharp enough and ran towards the fat human. Like the previous feeling, he felt the most enjoyable feeling he cannot compare much.
"Iron Defense!" the enemy's Elgyem shouted at the nick of time.
As Vincent slashed the fat mass with rocks, the human went into a steady state of hardness. The rocks were destroyed into pebbles.
"Do another Stone Edge!" Vincent's Elgyem said impatiently.
"Aerial Ace!" the enemy's Elgyem shouted back.
Vincent and the human zoomed into each other, slashing with rocks or claws they had. Vincent attacked the fat man with the rocks opening up wounds while his enemy was clawing him with his suddenly sharp claws. The two battlers landed on the battlefield with the sudden anticipating silence that made the spectating Elgyems shocked.
Vincent felt pain searing his skin, but he should not lose. For the first time in his life, pain has never been this long. His feet was close to falling over, but he tried to endure this. One, two, three, four, five seconds and still counting had passed but for Vincent, it was like an hour.
To everyone's delight, the fat man had fallen to the ground and fainted. Elgyem and Vincent shook in glee along with the other spectators. As dealt over a while ago, the other Elgyem gave the missing piece and walked out without sportsmanship.
"Now it's ready," Elgyem announced to Vincent who fell asleep on the green grass.
"Huh? Let's do it," Vincent yawned. It was the time of dawn, but the little nap helped him to stay awake.
"Just stand into the altar," the Elgyem said eagerly with no reason.
Vincent stepped into the altar, a wooden elevation with nothing to elaborate with. As he stood on the middle, the Elgyem said, "Now, close your eyes."
Vincent obeyed with no hesitation, he was excited to return to his original land. As seconds passed by, black tendrils of smoke wrapped Vincent into a trance.
"W-what are you doing?" Vincent managed to say while trying to get his consciousness on.
"Since you will be mine, I'll tell you the truth. I lied. As simple as that. I was the one who asked the Superior Office to get a human. The piece, along with the altar, was meant for the ritual of 'total reception'. I can see your resistance in your every step. That's why I had to use this method, so you can't do much resistance. I'm sorry, even though I'm not," the Elgyem said with an evil smirk.
"You cannot do this!" Vincent tried to resist, but the tendrils enveloped him more until he can't resist no more. He tried all his might, but to no avail. His brownish-black eyes turned pitch-black. All of his resisting muscles calmed down. He turned into a mindless being. A creature of no sentience for battling. A complicated form of nothing...
A week later, at Earth, news spread out about Vincent's sudden absence. Many people tried to speculate for answers. Some thought that he just had a secret vacation, while some suspected murder. But there are people who just can't be notified of the truth.