"Konata, hurry up, we'll be late for class!"
A short, blue haired girl in a sailor uniform rushed over to where the call had come from. The one calling was her friend, Kagami Hiiragi. Next to her was her sister, Tsukasa Hiiragi. Kagami seemed anxious about something. She probably has a quiz today or something…
When Konata caught up to her friends, the three of them dashed off down the road towards school. They arrived with just moments to spare. Kagami turned to Konata and began to lecture her about responsibility and getting to places on time.
"Konata Izumi, just WHAT am I going to do with you? Always being late, not doing your homework…"
Konata hugged Kagami tightly. "But that's why I have Kagami-sama to help me!"
Kagami wriggled out of Konata's hug. "Oh, come on, Konata, you know flattery will get you nowhere."
Konata looked at her feet. "It works on you when Miyuki does it."
"Well, Miyuki is….uh…."
Konata looked up and smiled deviously. "You were gonna say she's moe, weren't you?"
Kagami blushed. "No! Not at all! It's just, well, Miyuki is…oh forget it, Konata!"
Konata and Tsukasa laughed. Kagami just shook her head, staring at the two of them. Finally, the laughter died down and Kagami spoke up.
"So, why were you late anyway?"
"I was watching anime."
"Of course you were, Konata."
"But it's a really good anime! I just found it last week, and it's amazing!"
"Well, what is it, then?"
"It's called Pokemon."
Konata sighed. "POE-KEE-MAHN."
Kagami echoed her, getting the name right for once. Konata clapped. It was Kagami's turn to sigh.
"So what's it about, Konata?"
"Well, it's about these little creatures with cool powers. They're called Pokemon. And on every kid's 10th birthday, they get their first Pokemon and set out on an adventure. They can catch wild Pokemon in these things called Pokeballs, and they challenge other people who own Pokemon in a thing called a Pokemon Battle, where they use their Pokemon's powers to fight the other person's Pokemon's powers. The people are called trainers, Pokemon Trainers, actually, and-"
"Konata, this sounds even more confusing than that Yu-Gi-Oh show you told me about."
"Actually, it's really simple, once you watch the show for a while. It's harder to explain it. Anyway, the show is about this one boy, his name is Ash Ketchum, and he wants to become the world's greatest Pokemon Master, and be the best Pokemon Trainer ever! His best friend is an adorable electric-type Pokemon called Pikachu."
Kagami sighed again. "So now there's types? Exactly how many of these things are there, anyway?"
"Not many, only 493."
"Well, if you watch the show, it'd make more sense."
"Doesn't really sound like it makes sense at all. I think I'm better off watching simple animes, like Fruits Basket and Ouran."
"Kagami-sama, I told you, the good ones are never simple. The more complicated, the better."
"Alright, well, after I finish my homework tonight I'll go home and watch an episode on the internet. That make you happy, Kona-chan?"
"Of course! Don't forget, okay?"
"Okay, I won't."
Konata and Tsukasa walked out of the classroom to another class. Kagami took her seat, still trying to understand anything that Konata said about the show.
That night, Kagami was putting her math homework away. When she was finished, she got on her computer, not forgetting her promise to Konata. She went on an anime-watching website and scrolled down the list of animes. Sure enough, Pokemon was one of the animes listed. She clicked on it reluctantly, shocked to find over 500 episodes listed. Wow, this is gonna take forever…
She scrolled down to the very first episode and clicked on it. She put on her headphones and reluctantly hit play…
"Kagami-sama! Good morning!"
Konata rushed over to Kagami, who was waiting in her usual spot. Kagami was all smiles towards Konata.
"So, Kagami-sama, did you watch it?"
"Yeah! It was awesome, and I really think I understand it! It's really cool, I gotta thank you. I watched about 10 or 11 episodes last night, and I started from the very beginning too!"
"You saw the episode where Ash meets Pikachu?"
"Yeah, and I saw the one where he fights Brock, too."
"Brock's eyes never seem to open."
"Yeah, but he's still pretty cool."
"Hey Konata, wouldn't it be awesome if Pokemon were real?"
"Yeah! I really would love that!"
"Some of them are just so cute! What I wouldn't give for a Pokemon all to myself, no matter what Pokemon it is!"
While Kagami and Konata went on and on about Pokemon, Tsukasa was just watching with confusion, but she was happy that her sister was happy.
Somewhere far away, in an alternate dimension, Arceus gazed down on the girl with the long, purple hair in the sailor uniform. It couldn't help the thoughts that came to its mind. The girl was beautiful, and she seemed very intelligent as well. Arceus felt a strong attraction towards her, perhaps…love? And now the girl also knew what Pokemon were. Arceus pitied her. She had no Pokemon in her world, and she wanted one.
Arceus smirked at the next thought that came to its mind. It was a God, and if it wanted to grant the wish of a beautiful girl, it would.