Pokemon: The Story of Zane

Chapter One: Finding your own path

Meet Zane. Zane is a typical 10-year old boy, whose dream is to become a pokemon master, but his father will not allow it. Zane is the twin of his sister Maya. Five years ago Zane's older brother Jason ran away from home to become a trainer. His parents searched everywhere for Jason, but could not find him. Zane stayed up every night wondering what happened to his brother. He thought about how many pokemon Jason must have and all the adventures he must have gone on. That was the problem, Zane could only imagine what life was like as a pokemon trainer. One day he would be a the best.

"Zane come down for dinner!" His father yelled.

Zane was in his room looking up, pokemon from other countries. He was deciding which ones were his favorites.

"Awesome, a Chimpchar was recently discovered in Africa." Zane was on an article he found on online.

"Zane I mean now." His father yelled again.

"I'm coming, I'm coming." Zane logged of the internet and rushed down the stairs as he smelled his favorite, pancakes. "Alright scoot over." Zane said pushing his sisters chair over so he could make room for his.

"Hey watched it you Mankey." Maya said sticking out her tongue.

"Actually, Mankey happens to be an awesome pokemon, so try harder next time sis'." Zane said making a funny face back at her.

"That's enough you two." Zane's father said sitting down with a big plate of pancakes. Right away Zane and Maya, began to fight over who gets how many pieces.

"I get the bigger one, 'cause I'm older." Said Zane.

"That was only by a few minutes." Said Maya.

"I'm not going to say it again." Said their father. The twins both apologized as they dropped their heads.

Later that day Zane walked outside where his father was feeding some Miltanks. His father owned a large ranch in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Everyday Maya and Zane would help their father take care of the pokemon. He needed all the help he could get since Jason and his wife left the ranch.

"Hey dad." Zane said petting a Miltank.

"What is it son?"

"Well, have something to ask you, but I'm afraid you'll say no." Zane said looking at the ground.

"I'm sure whatever it is, we can figure something out." His father said.

"I wanna become a pokemon trainer." Zane said clutching his fists. Right away Zane's father stopped what he was doing and looked at Zane.

"No." He returned to feeding the Miltank.

"Come on dad, I'm ten years old, I need to explore the world, and make friends." Zane said walking closer to his father.

"You have plenty of friends here on the ranch." His father didn't even look at him.

"Seriously dad, I can't have Miltanks and Ponytas and my friends forever." Zane began to grit his teeth.

"Not for ever, just until you're 18, then you can do what ever you want." His father began to walk away.

"This is exactly why, Jason ran away, because all you care about is this stupid ranch. I bet that's why mom left too. It's all your fault!" Zane looked at his father with hatred.

Suddenly, his father turned around and quickly walked up to his son with his eyes watering. "Your mother left to find your brother, and as for him, he made his foolish choice!" His father was now gripping his shirt.

"She left, because you never gave us the freedom to make our own decision's." Zane said softly as looked into his fathers eyes.

"You want to leave so badly, then go." His father pointed to the open road which led into the city.

Zane remained silent for a while, as his eyes began to tear. His father let go of his shirt as Zane walked back into the house. "I didn't think so." Said his father.

Maya watched from behind a heard of Mareep as her brother stormed into the house.

Zane threw himself onto his bed, shoving his face into his pillow."Ahhh!" He yelled. "It's not fair."

Maya quietly walked into his room with a concerned look on her face.

"What do you want?" He said wiping his tears.

"Nothing, I just wanted to see if you were OK." Maya said walking up to her brother.

"Well I'm not. Why won't dad let me leave?" Zane asked looking at the wall.

"Well it's because he needs us here." Maya said sitting on his bed.

"I know that, but every other kid gets to become a pokemon trainer." Zane said.

"How do you know what every other kids are like? We've been home schooled our entire life." Maya said scooting over next to him.

"I don't know. That's the problem though. We have never been outside this ranch." Zane threw himself backward lying on his bed.

Maya just stared at the floor for a while and walked out of the room.

Zane was dreaming that he was on a pokemon journey with his brother. The both of them were flying on Dragonites. Zane smiled as he looked over at his brother. When his brother looked back, Jason began to fade away like dust.

"What's going on?" Zane asked as his Dragonite also faded into dust. He began to fall out of the sky. After falling for a while Zane landing in the ocean. He began swimming with a bunch of Magikarp happily. Suddenly a giant Sharpedo came at him with an open mouth.

Zane shot up from his bed breathing heavily. He wiped away his sweat and got out of bed. Zane grabbed a bag and a few of his clothes. He grabbed a potion he's been saving and his book of maps. As he quietly walked through the halls he walked past his sister's room and poked his head in. As he looked at her he smiled.

"Later sis', take care of dad for me." He whispered as he quietly pulled his head out from Maya's room. As he made it to the front door, he tried quietly turning the knob. As he went to walk out, his dad was standing right on the porch.

Zane's heart suddenly stopped as he gulped loudly. "Looks like I'm busted." He said dropping his head. "I'll head back up to my bedroom for my punishment."

As he went to walk away he felt his father's hand grab his shoulder. Jason turned around to face his father. "Huh?" Zane said looking up at his dad.

"Zane, I want to apologize for earlier. In fact I want to apologize for your entire life." His father said smiling.

"I don't get it." Zane said scratching his head.

"I've kept your brother from fulfilling his dream. Now I am keeping you from yours."

"No dad, I was being selfish. You need our help here on the ranch, and I didn't care." Zane dropped his head.

"No son, I was being selfish. I was so afraid of letting you go, that I kept you from the one thing that made you happy. The freedom of choice." His father hugged him.

"Thanks dad." Zane said hugging him back.

"You're free to travel the world." His father said.

Suddenly Zane's eyes lit up. "Really, I can go, now." Zane said heading for the door.

"Not so fast. It's too late to be wandering off at this time of night. You can begin first thing tomorrow."

"Thank you so much, I won't let you down. I promise." Zane ran up the steps and into his room.

The next morning, Maya and her father were standing outside near the open road. They were seeing Zane off as he began to head out on his journey.

"I'm gonna miss you bro'." She ran into her brother for a big hug.

"Yeah, I'll miss you too." He said resisting the hug.

His father stepped up to him with his backpack. "Here are a few things Zane." His father handed him several pokeballs and some money so he could begin his journey. "Also take your laptop, if you ever need to do pokemon research."

"Thank you, you guys." He said as he grabbed his bag. "I promise you I will be the greatest." He said throwing his hands up.

"We know that won't happen." His Maya said sarcastically.

He gave her a strange look.

"But, you'll be great." She said smiling.

Zane smiled back.

"OK, I guess this is goodbye." He said as he walked off.

Both his father and Maya waved to him as he walked down the open road, not knowing what lied ahead of him. He didn't know where to go. He had no idea who to talk to. The one thing he did know, is that the journey ahead was going to be a long one.

Hello people. This is my first Fic. I hope you guys like it so far. Zane will get his first pokemon next chapter. I just wanna see how many people want the journey to continue first. PLEASE REVIEW!!