DISCLAIMER: I don't own Pokémon or any of its characters, place names, etc. The only characters I own here are the lovely Samara Kantaris (or rather, she owns me...hehehe), her 'rival' Ivan and I guess I own Stella as well. If any other names come up that you don't recognize, they're probably mine as well. But any others aren't (I heartily wish I owned Lance and Giovanni but sadly I don't). Any surnames I give characters are probably my own creations as well (based on nothing in particular). Check the disclaimers at the tops of the chapters, please, if you're bothered...

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is the first time I've ever written anything like this so please give feedback (but no flames please!)...any suggestions about how detailed I should be with the battles and the Pokémon catching etc. would be nice!

About the rating: it's rated 15 for the occasional swear word. If anyone thinks it should be different, let me know.

Don't you just hate it when people start writing something, then they just kinda abandon it? Hehe...well, I shouldn't think that's gonna happen here because this is a storyline I've always wanted to write out, for real. 'The World Is Not Enough' is eventually gonna end up as a series of stories, as you might have guessed from the title. I've already written the last chapters of 'The Kanto Journeys' (this one) as well as a few of the most interesting/important chapters from the other parts. It's just the bits in between that I'm having trouble with...I wanna make it ALL as interesting as possible. So if it's taking me a while to get round to the next chapter, that probably means I'm deep in thought ...

Hope you enjoy it so far! (And if not, it gets better a lot later in my opinion)


Samara Kantaris was born in Saffron City, an only child. Her parents were both classy business people working in the administration area of the Indigo League. They encouraged Samara to get a good education and follow in their footsteps, but their daughter was far too rebellious and arrogant to even consider obeying her parents. At the age of thirteen, she ran away and spent most of her time with a street gang. The gang disbanded a few years later, but by now, Samara already had close ties with the infamous Team Rocket.

Her story started when she was seventeen years old, working for Team Rocket. It was a great time to be a Rocket: they were in the process of taking over Silph Corporation, and Samara – known only as Kantaris by now – was in an abandoned warehouse waiting there with an influx of Rocket Grunts lest they need more manpower over at the Silph Office. In the eyes of Giovanni, Team Rocket's leader, Kantaris was the image of perfection. Okay, so she wasn't the best Pokémon trainer ever (but then again, who in Team Rocket was?). But she had wiles and natural charm, she could get away with anything, and she had a somewhat evil genius when it came to thinking up plans. There was no Rocket more loyal or dedicated. However: Kantaris' path was about to change...

"No-one ever died from wanting too much" – 'The World is Not Enough' by Garbage