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I Talked to God
“I am sorry ma’am, but this is my first time doing this.”
“Let Tobias replace you! He knows how to do this!”
“N… No...!” I said and opened my eyes widely. I won’t let this old fart replace me.
“B… But it hurts! Let Venom do it! Please!”
“Please ma’am, I know it hurts, but please give me a chance!”
“Don’t you dare harming our mistress! Let someone that has been doing this for five years replace you!”
“I know this is my first time tying this kind of sandals, but please give me a chance! I promise to be gentle!”
I had to gain Ai’s trust, or else I will never get out of this place. I have been working here for around three months, and apparently I suck at cleaning, cooking and taking care of the garden. Tonight Ai and her main battler, Tobias, are leaving to a party that one of the rich families has arranged. Ai wanted me to come instead of that old asshole, but I told her that I prefer to stay in the mention and take care of it. She trusted me of course. Tonight I am going to escape.
I still have no idea where I am, but I did figure out why I am here. Apparently my older brother owed the Kuron family shitload of money, which he, of course, couldn’t afford. As soon as Ai’s father asked him to be Ai’s battler, my brother agreed. One night later he hanged himself. To tell you the truth, I don’t have any hard feeling for him. He was no different from the other losers that come to “The Kink”. After our parents divorced, when I was about the age of seven, he left with my father. He learned everything about the world of losers from the king of it. Drugs, alcohol, gambling and prostitutes. Life of a perfect loser. So anyways, Ai’s parents figured out that my brother had me, and now I pay for his mistakes. Again.
Tobias and Ai left the mansion, and Macho, the Machop I caught three months ago, closed the big wooden door. I got time until tomorrow night to plan my big escape. Luckily, I was the only resident of the mansion. Ai’s parents were barely around. I feel kind of bad for the poor girl. She was all by herself, and Tobias was her replacement for her biological parents. At least I got to see my father once in a while, even though I never wanted to. But Ai’s mother reminds me of my own. A busy career woman that could barely take the motherly part in her child’s life.
I waited in the living room for a couple of minutes. I had to be sure not to be caught by them. I took a deep breath and stepped out of the house, Macho standing next to me.
Kuron’s gardens were huge. No matter how many times I tried to reach the other side, I never succeeded.
“Mach.” Macho said with a conserved voice.
“Is something wrong? Are you afraid of the dark or something?” I asked and chuckled.
“Ma!” He yelled at me at the darkness. I looked at the direction he pointed at, but I didn’t see a thing. He must be tired. We worked all day long, of course he would see thing. But I couldn’t let him rest yet. He is my key for getting out of here. Venom is my plan B. If something will be fucked up to the point I will have to kill someone, he will be the one to help me. Venom didn’t really want to leave this place. He liked working around, cooking, helping around the gardens, and basically doing most of my chores.
I looked around again. The coast was clear. But the feeling that somebody is watching me kept hitting me in the back of my head. Machop was very close to me. He could feel it as well. I kept lighting the way with a flashlight, when suddenly I heard a sound behind me.
“Grrr….” A beast’s voice was heard.
I turned around and saw a small, grey, female wolf growling at me and revealing her sharp, white teeth. A Poochyena, this is exactly what I needed now. I tried to back off slowly, but the wolf jumped on me, her teeth ready to bite off my neck. Luckily I blocked her with my right arm, causing us to fall on the grass. I tried to struggle.
“Machop, do something! Help me!” I cried at him, trying to hit the beast with my free hand.
Machop was terrified. I kept calling his name, reminding him that he has an advantage on her, but he simply froze in his place. I reached my belt and grabbed Venom’s ball and released him. I could feel the beast’s sharp fangs digging dipper into my arm. Venom didn’t spend time and bit the wolf’s neck, injecting poison into her body. She finally let go of me.
I grabbed my arm and ran back to the mansion, my Pokémon running after me. My first stop was the bathroom. I washed the injuries with cold water and Venom gave me some Vodka. I poured it on the bite mark.
Never, in my entire life, I screamed and cried like I did now. I can’t describe the horrible pain I was going through. I don’t wish it to my greatest enemies.
Machop kept sitting on the bathtub’s edge, looking down. The only thing in his mind was that it was his fault. We could have been out of this place if he could hit Mightyena. I tried to calm him down, to explain him that it wasn’t his fault, but the tears in my eyes and the fake smile didn’t help much. It only got things worse.
I sat next to him and bandaged my injury. I won’t be able to use this arm for a while. I had to think about plan C.
I remember that Tobias told me something about guard dogs. He told me that in the depth of the gardens they kept a wild Poochyena. They didn’t feed her; they didn’t take much care of her. They simply let her do her job, taking care of her territory.
A clever idea, if you ask me. I wish that someone could give me an idea, a sign, something. I must get out of here.
Suddenly something broke.
“The fuck?” I stood up and looked out of the bathroom’s window.
I saw nothing, obviously. I grabbed my injured arm and slowly went outside, into the garden. Macho used the flashlight on the place the sound was heard from. A broken garden gnome. Never liked those bastards anyways. I looked around and suddenly I noticed two red eyes staring at me, and yellow rings floating around it. Something in the back of my head told me to follow it. I ordered Machop to turn off the flashlight, and we followed the creature. I knew Poochyena could have found a Pecha berry and heal the poisoning and then seek for revenge, but I had to keep following it.
The blood loss made everything look blurry to me. I didn’t know if I was following an illusion or something real. But I had to keep following, no matter what. And then, it disappeared.
I fell on my knees. I couldn’t believe it. We reached to the other side of the garden, just to see a desert. I had to choices.
I could hear the beast’s growling. She was getting closer. I could fight her, but for what? If I will stay, I will have a lot of explanations to give to Tobias and Ai. If I will run, I will have to survive in the desert with an injured arm, and look for a nearby town, which I have no idea where is located.
I could hear a voice in my head, telling me not to give up. It will always protect me and make sure I will be safe. All I had to do is to make my choice. To make the right choice that will impact my life. This is up to me now.