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Tora sat at a table across from a dark haired doctor, who was working on his left arm. Tora had his jacket off, showing a scar near his left shoulder.
"So if I learn these exercises for his hand…we can do them at home, too?" Lily asked curiously, standing nearby.
"Yes." The doctor said. "The more he does them, the faster his progress. If family members can help, it's ideal."
"All right, then. Pease teach me how to do them." Lily watched intently, making Tora nervous.
"And Tora, you can continue to work out the rest of your body while we're working on this arm, okay? We also want you to get regular short-wave treatment…massage…and attend hydrotherapy…"
"Okay." Tora muttered, as the doctor put a weird brace on his arm.
"And please try to wear this brace at all times…it should help to keep your arm from stiffening up."
"Come on, Mimi, thunder!"
"Thunder, counter with your own thunder!"
Both attacks collided.
"Come on, Jovi!" Tora said, facing her in a Pokemon battle. "Your Pokemon aren't going to get stronger if you use attacks that can easily be countered or absorbed by lightning rod."
"This is my first battle. I don't know what to do!"
Tora sighed, shaking his head. "All right, let's take a break." Tora headed over to the nearby fence close to the HQ lab.
Jovi quickly followed him and sat on his left.
It was quiet for a while as Lightning and Thunder hopped onto Tora's lap, while Mimi and Pluplu hopped onto Jovi's.
"..So, how's your hand…?" Jovi asked curiously, looking at Tora.
"…Oh." Jovi looked away. Of course it would be… She thought. It's only been a couple of days.
"…I think that this…" Tora muttered, holding his left arm. "…Is my punishment…for everything I've done…"
"And maybe, living with this still doesn't make up for everything…and if it does…maybe I'm getting off too easy…but living with it, and being strong…is all I can do. So, I'll keep going."
"I see. …I think."
"Hey, why don't we get back to training? Don't you want to make Mimi and Pluplu strong?"
"Well, yeah, but-"
"Then, come on!"
Dark watched from the window of the HQ lab as Tora and Jovi started to train again. He remembered the conversation he had had with the dark haired doctor.
"Doctor…if he sticks with his therapy, will he really be able to move his arm again?"
"Well, there's always a chance for full recovery…when we operated, our priority was to save his life, not his arm. In fact, his condition was so severe, we weren't able to finish reattaching all the nerves…so he'll need follow-up surgery when he's in better shape."
"I see…well, between the therapy and the surgery, do you think he'll be able to continue his Pokemon training?"
"Well…before he worries about something like that, he needs to just concentrate on getting back to a normal life."
Dark looked behind him to see Eureka.
"Phone call for you."
Curious, Dark headed inside Aidan's room and picked up the phone, which was off the hook. "Hello?"
"Kellyn? What do you want?"
"I wanted to ask how Tora was doing."
"He can't use his left arm? Wow, that's tough."
"He seems okay with it."
"Is he attending therapy?"
"Yep. So, how's Hiruko?"
"Fine. He's off the crutches."
"He's a fast healer. You know, the wound on his leg was first a burn. Then, he got it cut from climbing the peril cliffs."
"…And now this. I'm surprised that he can still walk on it without limping."
"Well, tell Tora and everyone else I say hi."
Dark looked up from reading a book a few nights later to see Tora and Jovi standing in his room. "What do you guys want?"
"We wanted to ask you something." Tora said.
"We wanted to know if you could travel to different regions…" Jovi said shyly, hiding slightly behind Tora. "…Entering contests for duos."
Dark shrugged. "I don't really care. As long as Tora can continue his therapy and come back here for follow-up surgery. If you can do the exercises, you can do what you want."
"Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you!" Jovi tackled Dark in a hug. "Thank you, big brother!"
"You've said that a thousand times. But…you still have to ask mom. I'm not the boss here."
"I don't see why not." Lily said, after Tora and Jovi asked again. "As long as you be careful of strangers."
Jovi cheered and Tora easily picked her up in his right arm and swung her around in joy.
"Bye!" Jovi called, waving as she and Tora walked away from the HQ lab a few days later.
Dark, Eureka, Lily, and Prof. Krane stood out front, seeing them off.
"Don't forget to call!" Eureka said, waving. "Or write!"
"We hope to see you soon!" Prof. Krane said. "Bye!"
"Be good to each other!" Dark cried. "No fighting!"
The group continued saying goodbyes until they couldn't see Tora and Jovi anymore.
"Think they'll be okay?" Eureka asked, looking at Dark.
"Jovi's got Tora and Tora has Jovi. What else do they need?"
"I don't know. Us?"
"No. We have each other." Dark put an arm around Eureka. "And it's time they grew up."
"I guess you're right."
"Aren't I always?"
"No, not really."
"Oh, that hurts."
Eureka smiled and they both laughed.
5 years later…
"Dad! Come on!"
"Uncle Tora and Aunt Jovi are coming on soon!"
Dark grunted when two somethings tackled him. He turned over, pulling the covers over his head. "Taka, Tama, let me sleep! I'll record it later."
Two boys around five pouted, crossing their arms across their chests. They both had spiky flame-colored hair and black eyes. The boy on the left, Taka, had red shorts and a black headband around his head. Tama, the boy on the right, had the opposite. Black shorts and a red headband. They both looked at each other and grinned, hopping off of Dark's bed.
"Ready, brother?" Taka asked, as they both put their hands against Dark's back.
"3!" Taka and Tama chorused, shoving Dark off his bed. They both laughed when Dark yelped as he hit the floor.
"Your father isn't up yet?" A 25-year-old Eureka asked, coming into the room.
Taka and Tama shook their heads and said, "He wants to sleep in! He's going to miss Uncle Tora's and Aunt Jovi's performance!"
"Come one." Eureka lightly kicked Dark. "It's almost 2 o' clock. You can't sleep all day."
"I can and I will." Dark muttered, curling up in his blankets.
Eureka sighed. "I didn't want to have to do this, but…" She grabbed a nearby vase and dumped the water on Dark, who immediately sat up.
"I'm up! I'm up!"
"Come up, dad!" Taka said, as he and Tama tackled Dark once more.
Dark looked down at his sons pouting faces and sighed. "You're right. I did. All right." Dark stood up, putting Taka under one arm and Tama under the other. "Let's go."
Tama and Taka cheered as Dark walked out of his room with Eureka behind him and headed for the lounge room.
Taka and Tama giggled as two Eevee crawled over their bodies playfully as they sat in front of the TV. Umbreon sat nearby with Mushra's female Umbreon as they both watched their kittens play. Dark and Eureka sat at a table nearby, watching the TV.
"And up next it's Tora and Jovi from the Orre region!" The female MC cried.
"Here they are." Dark said, as an 18-year-old Tora and Jovi walked onto the contest stage.
"Lightning!" Tora said.
"Mimi!" Jovi ordered, as she held Tora's left hand.
"Double thunder attack!" They both cried, pointing with their right hands.
Lightning and Mimi unleashed the attacks, which formed a sparkling heart.
"Oh my, that's pretty!" The Hoenn region nurse Joy said.
"Remarkable!" Mr. Sukizo agreed.
"That shows how deep their and their Pokemon's love is." Mr. Contesta said.
"Hey, dad?" Taka asked.
"Yes, Taka?" Dark sighed.
"What's that thing on uncle Tora's left arm?"
"It helps him run super fast." Dark lied. "The button on it allows him to shoot laser beams."
"Oooh!" Taka and Tama said.
"They'll believe anything." Eureka sighed.
"They're boys." Dark said.
"We're not boys." Taka said. "We're Siamese if you please."
"We are Siamese if you don't please." Tama sang.
Dark and Eureka started to laugh as Tama and Taka started to sing 'We are Siamese'.
Umbreon's and Mushra's Umbreon's Eevee joined in as well. Dark sighed as Eureka put her head against his shoulder.
"Things are peaceful." Eureka said.
"Let's hope it stays that way." Dark sighed.
Eureka chuckled and kissed Dark as Taka and Tama continued to sing. "Of course things will stay peaceful."
Ze end. Hope ya liked. R and R, please.