The Dawn of Something

Disclaimer: I do not own Pokémon. Wish I did.

Prologue: Ash has 7 badges in this, okay. And this isn't a Ikarishipping.

It was nighttime. All was quiet at the Veilstone City Pokémon Center, where our heroes are staying for the night. Barry, who was also staying at the center and was half awake had gotten up to use the bathroom. On his way back to bed he could've sworn he saw a dark figure exit out the door. Or it could've been his imagination.

The figure was a girl. She was dressed in what appeared to be a Team Galactic costume. The girl hurried down the street, past the Veilstone meteorites and into the woods. The wind howled loudly. Hoothoot hooted in their trees. Kricketot quietly murmured in the grass. The girl quickened her steps.

Finally, she came to a large building with a huge G on the front. In front of the door, three brawny guys stood guard with a few Houndooms and some of the guards stopped the girl as she tried to proceed through.

"Who are you, kid?" He asked. "You don't look familiar."

The girl stood tall. "That's because I'm not from around here. I want to join Team Galactic."

The guard cocked his head and started laughing. The other guards joined in. "You're joking?"

"Not at all, sir." The girl replied.

"Fine." The first guard said. "Brody, show her to the registration room."

The second guard nodded. The girl followed him through the door and down a dark hall.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

"Where you from?" The registration guy asked.

"Twinleaf Town, sir." The girl replied. "I ran away."

The man grunted, but didn't seem to care. "What's your name?"

"It's Dawn," She answered. "Sir."

"Nice name." He replied, writing it down. "We really don't need any more Grunts, but we do need a janitor for some rooms."

Dawn nodded. "I'll do it."

The man nodded. "It's only temporary. Work real hard and you might get a promotion." He chuckled.

"Right, sir." Dawn said, firmly.

He handed her a piece of paper with a room number on it. "We're so overcrowded that we usually have to place five to a room. But this room only has one other girl in it. She's on a mission, but she'll be back tomorrow."

"Okay, sir."Dawn said, taking the number. She stood up and swiftly left the room.

Dawn trotted down to Rm. 126. Room 126 was a small room with two bunk beds and two wide dressers. Dawn started unpacking. She hadn't brought much clothes or any of her Pokémon.

'I'll go back for them.' She thought. 'But, am I doing the right thing?'

That night……….

Dawn had a strange dream. She was floating over what seemed to be a lake. It looked like Lake Acuity. Suddenly, Dawn was diving down into the lake. Underwater, she spotted what looked like an underwater cave. All of a sudden, there was an explosion. Water rushed up into the air like a tsunami. As she rose up into the air she thought she saw several people rushing through the now dry lake to the cave.

Then everything went dark. Dawn sat up in bed, gasping for breath.

'What a crazy dream!' Dawn thought.