Welcome aboard to the first annual Ongoing Summer Story!
Here's how this works:
I will start a story, and you guys write a few paragraphs to continue it (at least two paragraphs at a time) all the way until the story ends. But do keep in mind:
--All forum rules apply. (if you're not sure if a section breaks a rule, PM it to us for review)
--Be consistent with what has already been posted (so if Ash, Misty, and Brock are in a forest at the end of the last section, for example, don't start the next section with them in a cave unless you have a good explanation as to how they got to the cave from the forest)
--No godmodding--In other words, don't overpower the characters to the point the story ends before it begins (or kill everyone off so we have no story left)
--No characters from other universes (Ideas and concepts from other universes are okay, if they make sense with the rest of the story)
If you have any questions or concerns, let me or the other mods know.
That said, here we go!:
The afternoon sun sparkled on the water, illuminating one small boat headed for an island in the distance. A black haired boy and his companion, a tiny yellow mouse creature, stood on the deck, watching as the island grew larger and larger as the boat approached. "It's gonna be so awesome seeing Misty and Brock again..." he smiled at the mouse creature. "We have a ton of stories to tell them about our adventure in Unova..."
"Pika..." the mouse creature agreed.
"I can't wait to tell them about Iris and Cilan, and Bianca, and Cheren..." the boy went on, counting off his new Unovan friends on his fingers as he named them.
The ship intercom interrupted his roll call. <i>Attention passengers--we will be arriving at Knot Island shortly. Please gather your belongings and make sure your Pokemon are accounted for...</i>
"Pikachu." the mouse creature smiled as he set the boy's bag at his feet.
"Thanks, Pikachu." the boy smiled. But as the boat approached the island dock, he saw two familiar faces waving at him from the dock--an orange haired girl and a brown haired boy with tanned skin with a large pink humanoid at his side.
"Ash!" he heard the girl call to him. "You're home!" The brown haired boy whistled in agreement.
"It's good to be back!" he called back from the deck before motioning for Pikachu to follow him to the loading platform...
<i>Later, on the shore...</i>
"Welcome back, Ash..." the brown haired boy smiled as he embraced his friend. "How was your adventure in Unova?"
"Amazing, Brock!" Ash replied before noticing the large humanoid. "Wow...Happini evolved???"
"Yeah--still has a fondess for princesses and my storytelling, though." Brock smiled. "I asked for some time off so we could spend a week on the beach together--just the three of us."
"I missed you so much, Ash..." the girl smiled. "What was it like in Unova?"
"Well Misty, there was the magnificent Castelia City, Pokestar Studios in Virbank, Worlds of Adventure in Nimbasa..." Ash started, showing Misty the album of photos he had taken on his journey. He was about to flip to the next page of pictures when a sign on a pole got his attention:
<i>The Great Sevii Island Treasure Hunt is coming up!
Follow the clues and play mini games scattered around the Islands and you could win 250 million credits, passes to the exotic region of Kalos, and other fantastic prizes!
Solo-and team sign ups welcome--inquire and sign up at the Pokemon Center</i>
A grin formed on Ash's face. "How bout it, guys--shall we try and find the island treasure?
"A treasure hunt???" Misty gasped. "How exciting!"
"Let's try--it'll be an adventure, in a way..." Brock smiled...
What happens next?