This story is based upon what happens to a character in Pokemon Ranger Guardian Signs. If you have not played that game, this may spoil parts of it.
Pokemon: Bronzor, Murkrow, Magikarp and Zubat.
Suggested Length: 28-55K
Exact length: ~37,061
A quick note to graders: The Murkrow, Magikarp and Zubat are all the base forms of Cyrus's Pokemon (bar Sneasel). I then went and mentioned them in particular to avoid technicalities.
From the Ranger Union Area Report Archives:
Ranger Report: Oblivia
From: Area Ranger Rand
Topic: Purple Eyes & Zapdos
Summary: Purple Eyes has been discovered and apprehended at Mt Layuda. He was about in the process of awakening Zapdos when Ben and Summer showed up to prevent this from happening as it was discovered by my wife Leanne that, because the other two Legendary Birds had been awakened, there would be a catastrophic event Zapdos were to be awakened. Ben and Summer managed to defeat Purple Eyes' Metagross in battle, preventing him from awakening the Legendary Pokemon. He then proclaimed that his master plot to take over the world had failed. A mysterious figure then appeared on a Z.Z. Flyer and finished the job and Zapdos flew off, awakened. The unidentified person, who had apparently heard Purple Eyes' statement told him that he was not needed for the rest of the project. The figure then flew off, leaving Purple Eyes to fend for himself. He and his group of Pinchers flew away on their own Z.Z. Flyers. More info will come when we find it.
Ranger Report: Oblivia
From: Ranger Murph
Topic: Showdown aboard the Ancient Sky Fortress!
Summary: After the Fortress's shield was taken down by Ben, Summer and the power of Ho-Oh, we all went into the place to take it and the Societea down and prevent them from destroying any more islands. The Societea had distributed the pieces of the Golden Armor among each other and set up traps along the way. Ben and Summer went to each of the three members under Ed "The Thinker" and beat their Pokemon (A Ditto, Regigigas and Crobat were used by Kasa, Arley and Hocus respectively). Edward then faced the two young Rangers with a startling creation, Mewtwo. After beating Mewtwo, Purple Eyes showed up and used his Gardevoir to steal all of the pieces of Golden Armor and put them on. He then took control of Mewtwo and caused Edward and Rand to vanish into a void. The stronger Mewtwo then took on Summer and Ben. The Rangers won and Rand and Ed "The Thinker" were returned to this world. Mewtwo ran away, leaving the criminals to be arrested. They both went peacefully. We are sending them to you aboard The Union.
Ranger Report: Oblivia
From: Area Ranger Rand
Topic: A Pledge to Arceus
Summary: When an anomaly was detected using my Daughter's newly invented "Nema-Style Distorted-Space-Finding Radar" that is programmed to find disturbances in space, everyone travels to the Sky Fortress which is floating in the sea at the center of the region. It is found that we cannot communicate via styler aboard the ship because of the spacial disturbances, so Ben, Summer and I went out to find what was causing them. The two younger Rangers encounter Dialga and Palkia (and calm them) while I encounter Giritina (and my styler is broken by it). I walked back to the main room as Summer and Ben managed to calm the Pokemon of antimatter, lifting the interference caused by the disturbances. Ben and Summer are called back to the main room as Arceus had appeared. Arceus was planning to destroy the world, but we managed to convince it otherwise. Just then, Purple Eyes showed up and tried to get Arceus to join him so that he could take over the world. This made the Pokemon of myth extremely angry and it formed a shield that could not be penetrated. Out of nowhere, Dialga, Palkia and Giritina (who had been calmed by Ben and Summer) appeared and made the wall of light disappear, allowing the two prodigy Rangers to calm Arceus. We all then pledged to the Pokemon that we would risk our lives to prevent the Fortress from being used again. Arceus prepared to teleport itself away and, as it did so, also began to teleport Purple Eyes along with it. Purple Eyes tried to plead with Arceus, but to no avail; they both disappeared in a flash of light leaving only Purple Eyes' resounding screams.
"Huh? Where am I?" I asked out loud. I took in the world which had just been placed before me. It looked like an ancient hall with clouds around it. The clouds were below the platform which I was standing. I looked at myself and found that I was wearing only a single color: purple. This confused me. It then came upon my mind that I knew all of these things, but could not even make any sense of who I was.
"Who am I?" I asked, voicing the thought.
As if an answer, a creature appeared before me on a shining dais that I had not noticed. It was a quadrupedal white creature that looked similar to a horse. It had a strange golden ring with many different shapes intertwined with the general design. It looked and felt regal in a way even stranger than the ring; it had an aura that even an expert in disguise like Kasa could not copy.
"Gyuii!" It called, seemingly both pleased that it had successfully wiped my mind and appalled by something about me. Probably something that it had forced me to forget. I could only guess as to what that was.
The creature let loose another cry and a portal opened up next to it.
"Oh, great creature," I said to it. "What do you intend to do to me for a crime I cannot remember?"
It gave me a sharp look as if it didn't know whether to think of me as a low minded simpleton who had no idea what he'd done or as a criminal mastermind. I suspected the later.
"Gyunion!" It cried out again and I felt the ground vanish from under my feet. I looked down, but it was me who had changed position not the hallway floor. I was floating steadily towards the portal with a bright glow around me. The psychic force that the creature was employing flipped me onto my back as I neared the portal. I floated right past the thing that was sentencing me to an unknown punishment. It had a smug grin on its animal-like face as if it had once been suffering because of my actions or me (probably both) and that it was pleased that I was finally being put to justice.
My feet made contact with the portal and I was startled; they vanished into the unearthly aperture and left my legs with only a tingling sense of cold that felt as if my feet were plunged into a bucket of ice water. My calves soon followed.
"Please oh great being, stop this!" I called, unsure of what was happening or if this was entirely a nightmare. "What is to become of me?"
The portal only began swallowing me up faster. The feeling replaced my knees, then my thighs until my entire lower body was engulfed by it. It kept going without the white creature saying anything until my stomach had already passed into the other dimension.
"Guyunii!" It called out repeatedly as the process sped up even faster.
"Pity I can't speak God," I thought bitterly for the only thing that the creature could be was a God. There was no other logical conclusion that fit. My head plunged into the abyss last and the final thing I heard was the cry of the God-creature ringing in my ears.
"Jack!" I woke up to the sound of a woman's voice. "You'll be late for school!"
"What?" I thought. "This is confusing. Where am I? I was done with school, right? I got a degree of world domination and one in archeology..."
I took a moment to examine my surroundings. I was in a room. One that I didn't recognize but seemed like I should. I was in a bed in the room. This led me to the conclusion that it was my room because there was no evidence of any girl being there at any time for me to have sex with, also implying that I might be younger than when I met the strange, white creature.
The woman who had previously called out my name appeared in my doorway out of no where. I presumed that this must be my "mom" because no other person is able to appear out of no where like that. Her face expressed concern, so I must have had something that made me look slightly off.
"You look sick," she told me. "You might have to stay home from school. I'll go get a thermometer."
She left the room as quickly as she had entered. I took this as a chance to examine myself. I pulled off the covers to the bed to see what I was wearing and maybe who I was. My body as smaller than I remembered and I was wearing a shirt labeled "Pokemon" that had images of a few unlabeled creatures, presumably "Pokemon". My pants matched my shirt.
I looked up to see if my "mom" was back yet. She wasn't, so I took to seeing what was in my room. The room was around 30 by 40 feet. Not big, but big enough. My bed was up against the opposite wall from the door and there was a closet to the left. Further inspection revealed that there were a few toys in the closet, some labeled with "Pokemon" sort of like nightwear. There was a desk on the wall with the door and two windows on the right wall, opposite the closet. There was a dresser and a night table near the bed. A variety of toys were scattered across the floor, providing a difficult terrain to traverse. The room was painted a light blue color.
I heard footsteps outside my room, so I hopped back into the bed and pulled the covers back up. The woman, who really did seem like my mother at this point, came back into the room with a thermometer. She shoved it into my mouth as I struggled. After a minute, she pulled it out and looked at a small number reading on its side.
"98.9," she read aloud. "Looks like you're going to be going to school anyway."
I grumbled a little as she walked out of the room.
"Look, Jack. All ten year old boys go to school. You should, too," she said over her shoulder. "Now get dressed."
"That's it, then," I thought. "I'm ten."
I fumbled around in the dresser in search of clothing to wear. I found some shirts, socks, underwear and pants. I put on some blue genes and a purple shirt. The shirt didn't look heavily used, but somehow I was drawn to the color; I liked it more than the others. I put on a pair of socks and stepped outside my room.
I found the staircase that led downstairs and, presumably to the kitchen. My "mother" was there making scrambled eggs for me. I found the fridge and fumbled around in it in search of something to drink. I found some orange juice and poured it into a glass that my "mom" had left on the counter. I picked up the glass and sat down in a chair that was at a table. My "mother" then laid a plate of freshly scrambled eggs and a fork in front of me and I then proceeded to devour them while taking in my surroundings.
The table was a hard, light wood. The same wood was present on the chair and counters. A black oven sat in the corner and a stove by its side. A small chandelier hung over the table, casting light on me and the scenery. There were a few windows to the side and a door behind me near the stove and oven. I looked outside to see a yard. A backyard, but that was not what was important. What was made a sense. I was in the middle of a residential area and early morning sunlight was streaming into the kitchen. The room was painted a soft yellow color making it feel very warm.
After I finished my eggs, I was urged back upstairs by my new mother and to brush my teeth. The bathroom was down the hall from my bedroom. It was a light green and had two sinks and standard bathroom things like a toilet, a shower and some cleaning supplies in a cabinet. My toothpaste tasted vaguely like spearmint and my toothbrush had a Pokemon theme. What was this Pokemon thing, anyway?
I was snapped out of my spell of thinking by my mother yelling at me.
"Jack Peyes, get down here this instant! The bus is about to come!" Her voice was shrill, so I new she was not to be ignored.
"Coming!" I called.
I dashed downstairs and, as if by instinct, grabbed an electric device that was about the size of two of my hands. My mom handed me my backpack and I shoved the device into it. There was a crinkling sound as I did so, meaning that I had homework that was in the pack. I dashed out the door dodging shouts of "Have a good day at school!" and "Love you!". As soon as I was out the door I felt lost, so I went with my instinct and logic.
I walked up to a small cluster of kids that were about my age. The bus came no sooner than I said "Hi!" to my neighbors. I hopped onto the long yellow car like thing after the other kids and waled along the aisle and sat down in a seat. I fumbled around for a seat belt for a while, but couldn't find one so I gave up. The bus was an off gray color on the inside with mottled greenish brown seats. I pulled out the electronic device as if I always had done it flipped a switch and opened it. A logo appeared on the screen.