POKEMON WORLD: The Kanto Saga
AC was buried deep in Sun Tzu's "The Art of War", when he was snapped back to reality by his Natu who had just perched on his shoulder. Natu had just come from his flight in the fresh air, while AC was busy reading on the deck of the ship from Slateport to Vermillion. AC looked up at Natu and could see how excited he was. "What's up," AC asked. Natu flew into the sky then flew over to the end of the ship, motioning AC to follow. AC went up to the tip and saw what got Natu excited: The skyline of Vermillion. AC and Natu were only ten or so minutes away from setting foot on Kanto soil. This step meant more, however, as AC was about to start a new journey. He tried to hide his excitement and breathed deeply. "Let's go to our cabin and gather our stuff," AC said to Natu.
As the ship neared the Vermillion docks, AC was busy packing his stuff. He had on his favorite sweatpants and sweatshirt with his Natu right next to him. He was ready for the journey. At least on the surface he was ready. Deep down, he was still a bit hesitant about the whole idea of leaving Mossdeep and travelling with no one but his Natu to keep him company. He couldn't perceive what laid ahead, that made him worry. As various thoughts about the journey and the future came up in his mind, the bell rang indicating the arrival in Vermillion. For the time being, his mind could put matters about the future aside and start thinking about a way to get to Pallet Town.
AC made his way off the ship thinking that the best way would be to hope on a speed boat. Walking would take too long, but where was he going to find such a boat. AC started to lose hope as his eyes scanned the docks. His first few minutes in Kanto, and already there was a problem.