Me: Hey everybody, this is my first Pokemon story! So...I dunno, be gentle and review? Rated T because I don't think it should be in the K section for...well just read the story cause I don't know how to explain it! Yeah, that about sums it up!
This is based off of Pokemon Pearl/Diamond and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time. (I don't know how close it is to Explorers of Darkness since I don't have that)
Disclaimer: Own only Shayne, Chase, and anyone else you don't know...unless I decide to make up more characters but so far that is it.
My name is Shayne Summers but people call me Shay. My parents are Pokemon breeders. My brother was forced to join Team Galactic when he was sixteen. I live in Twinleaf Town. Team Galactic took over Twinleaf Town three and a half years ago. My brother is now nineteen. I am fourteen.
I have black hair that goes down to my shoulders and pulled into a half ponytail and I have amber eyes. One year after my brother was forced to join; I found my very own egg. But Team Galactic found it just shortly after it hatched into a Treecko and they took it. In my scurry to save it, I was pushed off a cliff by one of the members. When I woke up, the lower portion of my body was crushed under a boulder. I haven't been able to walk since then.
Just like I haven't been able to walk since, I haven't allowed myself to raise any Pokemon from eggs. Sure I take care of them, but I'm never around when the eggs hatch. But after I woke up from that accident, I found out that I have a unique condition. I can understand and talk to Pokemon. I don't know how it happened but I think that I hit my head. I haven't told anyone but the Pokemon.
I've lived in Twinleaf Town my whole life, along with my best friend, Chase. For the past few months, (say five or six, give or take) he has been living with his new step brother Falkner. Yes, the flying Pokemon gym leader of Violet City. Until about four months ago, he simply hated him. But that's Chase for you, he hates change. He came back to Twinleaf Town about a week ago. But he's the same as always… never pleased. Although in this current time zone, I couldn't' really blame him.
"Yo, Shay!" I looked over my shoulder from my wheelchair and smiled tenderly at the Growlithe coming up to me.
"Hey," I said as my brother's Venomoth landed on my shoulder.
"One of the Ponyta got stuck in the cave. Can you come with me?" he yipped.
"Sure," I said. "But can you get your dad?"
"I'll be right back," Growlithe barked. The Pokemon had always understood my position…well, except for the baby Eevee who were always hyper and wanted to play with me.
Growlithe came back with Arcanine. He stood next to me, waiting patiently as I used my arms to grab clumsily onto his fur and attempt to pull myself onto his back.
"How are we going to do this?" I muttered, embarrassed.
"Shay, what are you doing?" I yelped in surprise and fell against my wheelchair. Chase stared at me with his forest green eyes, looking far less then pleased. I grinned sheepishly.
"Well, Arcanine needs the exercise and I was going to take him out to the caves…" I said. He sighed and put the bucket of water he was holding near a stall.
"I don't know how you of all people can ride without reigns," he muttered. "What if he freaks?" Arcanine growled at the accusation. I frowned but didn't comment. Chase didn't trust many people or Pokemon that could carry me considerable distances with me.
"He means well," I told Arcanine quietly who relaxed a little but I could tell he was still insulted.
"If you go I might as well go too. Can't have you breaking your arms now too," Chase said and I knew he was just talking out loud rhetorically. He didn't mean for me to answer- not that I could really say anything.
"I don't like him," Arcanine declared with a huff as Chase lifted me onto his back.
"Oh come on. He's the same kid you knew when you were a Growlithe," I scolded him lightly.
"That was before I knew he was going to turn out like this,"
"He never changed,"
"Exactly," I giggled a bit. Chase did have that mood swing thing. He looked at me weirdly.
"Are you sure you didn't hit your head when you fell?" he asked. "Or when you fell off your bed?"
"Growlithe sleeps on my bed and not on the floor where he should be for a reason," I said. "Even if it is really comfy down there…" Chase rolled his eyes and swung his leg over with practiced ease. It made me envious to be near him when he could walk and I couldn't. But I wouldn't tell him that…
"You ready?" Arcanine asked.
"Ready, Chase?" I asked.
"Take us there," I whispered, leaning close to his ear.
"Sometimes I think you can actually understand them," Chase said, holding onto my waist with one arm and some of Arcanine's fur with the other.
"What makes you say that?" I asked nervously. Chase knew me better then anyone since I never saw my brother anymore. That hadn't changed since I myself hadn't changed very much since he had left.
"Nothing," he said. But I didn't know what he was thinking anymore.
"Hmm?" I said, unconsciously leaning forward.
"Tell him to hang on tighter. It's going to get a little bumpy from here on out,"
"No problem," I said. "Hey, Chase. Hang on tight. We're going into the forest area."He obliged, not commenting. I was nervous about having Arcanine talking to me around him. I hope he wasn't able to hear me when I answered the giant Pokemon.
"I'll walk from here," Chase said when we stopped at the cave's entrance. Arcanine seemed somewhat happier and I wasn't sure if it was because he wasn't fond of Chase or to have the extra weight off of him.
"You can stay here," I said. "I'll just be a couple," Growlithe nuzzled my leg affectionately even though I couldn't feel it.
"What was the real reason for coming here?" he asked.
"One of the Ponyta got stuck in here," I said, nervous. Would he the excuse that I would make up? How fast could I make one up?
"And how did you know that?" he asked, green eyes narrowing in accusation. I gulped and Arcanine seemed to sense my dilemma, for he began walking at a fast gait that Chase had to run to keep up with.
"Hey!" I said in false surprise. "Thanks,"
"Nothing to it," he huffed. I smiled slightly as he and Growlithe led us deeper into the cave. "Can we loose him?"
"No," I hissed. "He'd never let me anywhere near you ever again." Arcanine growled in fake annoyance. I could tell he knew Chase meant well but I'm sure he preferred it when Chase wasn't here to watch my every move…personally, I kind of did too.
Arcanine chose a slower gait and for that, I was a little glad. We were almost at Lake Verity. I knew the area well enough that if we were to go out a certain exit in this cave, we would be there instead of a cave near the lakefront's forest.
It was easier getting through the cave, riding on Arcanine's back instead of on walking. The colors of the crystal cave passed by us. I loved the crystals and the scenery here- I'm so glad Team Galactic doesn't know about this place…
"Dang, she's stuck pretty good," I said. I looked back and saw Growlithe taking the time to pad steadily along side Chase, who looked worn out. They were still a good distance behind us. I couldn't blame him. Arcanine was going pretty fast.
"How do you plan to go about this?" he asked. I looked at the panic written clearly in the eyes of the Ponyta. I gulped slightly, knowing that if Arcanine and I weren't careful and one of those powerful feet kicked anywhere other than my legs…I'd either have cracked bones, a fracture…or worse case scenario… I'd be dead.
"I…I'm not sure," I admitted. "Do you think she's calm enough to listen to me?"
"I won't let her anywhere near your kicking range," he promised, as if reading my nervous thoughts.
"Thanks," I said. "Let's do this then." I felt Arcanine nod and his powerful legs took us closer to where one of her hooves was stuck. He barked and she looked up, her eyes still wide with fear.
"She's all yours," Arcanine said.
"Hey, do you know me?" I asked tenderly. "I'm Shayne, well, Shay."
"Get me out! Get me out!" she reared, her two front legs not being the one of the ones stuck.
I'll get you out…but you have to calm down first," I said. My words didn't reach her however when Growlithe suddenly barked, Chase shouted in pain, and Arcanine's ears twitched. I gulped.
"What's wrong?" I asked as he shifted and Ponyta reared again in panic.
"There are wild Pokemon here…and they're looking for a fight," he growled. "Hang on tight and don't let go. This might get ugly." I gathered more fur into my hands.
"Are Chase and Growlithe-" I didn't get to ask the rest of my question because Arcanine sprung from his crouched position, leaving me breathless. When I looked over my shoulder, a Gravler had created a hole that surely would have done serious damage to Arcanine and I (if not kill us) was in the spot where we just were. I heard a hissing noise and I bit my lip. A Seviper stared at me. Not Arcanine. Me.
"My, my, what a pretty human," I was too scared to blush like I normally do when I received that kind of praise.
"Prettier then the others, how such a present would be rewarded…" the next hiss sounded like it was an echo in the room but I didn't see the tongue that would come out and seem like a hiss to humans who couldn't understand Pokemon. I turned around and my eyes widened in true fear.
"There's one behind us!" I shouted and Arcanine took the hint and gave another push off of his powerful legs, landing just several feet outside of the Ponyta's kicking range and onto the turquoise platform. The Sevipers exchanged looks and turned their eyes on me.
"The human understands us," one hissed.
"A rarity…that is going to be a fine gift for the king," the other hissed back, both slithering closer. Arcanine tensed. Then like that, they lunged from both sides. Arcanine jumped, but in my scared state, I had loosened my grip on his fur. The snakes missed me by mere inches as I fell onto the ground in an undignified heap. The Graveler gave me an evil grin.
"Pretty, pretty human," he said. "King will like pretty, pretty human."
"Don't kill her just yet, Graveler," the Seviper that Arcanine wasn't fighting with hissed. "Maybe the King will want her alive." It never took its eyes off of me as it talked.
"K-King?" I whispered. A sly smile seemed to leak onto its face.
"Our leader, if we present him with a gift such as you… well, I'll let you do the thinking!" it lunged at me and I screamed, covering my head with my arms.
'Help me!' I thought, unable to scream the words. A turquoise light arose from the platform Ponyta and I were on. Ponyta finally broke free of her trap and rushed through the silver light.
"Shayne!" Arcanine howled as the Seviper neared me, its mouth wide open but still not in the boundaries of the crystal platform.
'Help!' I shouted in my thoughts again and the turquoise light grew smaller and closer to me. I closed my eyes and the light engulfed me completely. The last thing I heard was a grunt of pain from the Seviper that had missed me and undoubtfully hit the hard floor…and my name.
Me: So how was it? Hope you enjoyed!
Please review and let me know what you think of it since it is my first Pokemon story.