by Joshua Falken
Thanks to Ben Russell-Gough for beta-reading and editing this fic
From: The Viridian City Chronicle, June 12, 2043
Pokémon Trainer Hospitalised After Brutal Attack!
Favourite in the Global League was attacked with an iron lever
article by Jeffrey Roberts, Metro Section
Pokémon trainer Ash Ethan Ketchum, 13 years old, was in the care of Viridian City General Hospital this morning, after being found in his room at the Viridian Hotel, completely unconscious, by his travelling companion, Cerulean City Gym Leader Misty Williams.
The victim, from Pallet Town, was found with all his bones broken due to a brutal attack with an iron lever, found in the crime scene. According to Doctor Andrew Rupertson, Mr. Ketchum's state is critical. In agreement with the doctors, the effect of the violent attack was amplified due to Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a genetic disease that makes the bones very fragile.
Detective Jennifer Wigand, in an official statement to waiting reporters, said that the Security Police have yet to have any leads regarding this incident. According to sources in the Pokémon Global League itself, it is suspected that the trainer was attacked to prevent him from facing Amanda Blackstone, the current League champion in a match scheduled to take place in a few weeks time.
Giovanni Carpenter, leader of the Viridian City Gym, of which Trainer Blackstone is a member, had this comment. "That is an absurd supposition!"
Kimberly Steeleyon, the President of the Pokémon Global League, would only say that the League Commissioners "would wait the results of the SP investigations, before taking any further action". There are rumours that many Gym Leaders want a pause in the Games until the investigation has reached some manner of conclusion.
The family and the trainer's friends were unavailable for comment at the time of press.
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