Dear Journal,

Last night was tenth birthday, and I was all set up to go to Kanto with Kate, but ever since what happened in my home town in the Pokoh region I've been asked to wait until my little sister turns ten so I can keep an eye on her while she travels Sinnoh to be a Coordinator. I guess I'm a little mad that for because someone attacked us that I have to fall behind my friends, but at least moms being lenient and letting me get my starters. It's late so I'll talk later. Also, I need to remember to find that Attack Dex that dad sent me for the Pokoh region and the Isshu region when I get the chance. Charmander and Turtwig are going to be the strongest in the world!

This young man's name is Nathen Pierce; he's a unique individual who can connect with other Pokémon deeply. Nathen hales from a far away region called Pokoh. His father is a leading Pokémon researcher in the works of Pokémon Evolution, but he also dabbles in the ancient history of the power known as Aura. Nathen's mother is a retired Pokémon trainer; she's dabbled in many things from the league to being a coordinator. He also has one sibling, a little girl who's only 4 years old. She's a fun little girl that everyone enjoys being around. This small family may seem like any other, but they hold a more important role in this world's development and safety than they think.

"Hey Nathen, can I talk with you?" a light voice asked.

"Oh, hey Crystal. Sure, but shouldn't you be in bed right now?" Nathen asked as he turned towards the door to his large room.

"I know I should, but I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for making have to wait until I'm old enough to go on my journey." Crystal said as she walked into the room looking down.

"It's not your fault Crystal; the fault should go to whoever attacked us in Pokoh. And besides mom's just worried that if you were to go out on your own that you would be at risk of being attacked by whoever attacked us." Nathen said as he knelt down to his sister.

"I know, but I'm scared that you'll fall too far behind and you won't be able to catch up with Katie and the others." Crystal said as she looked up and she looked like she was about to cry.

"Don't worry sis, I'm not going to fall behind. I might not be able to take on the Indigo League like I've been planning, but I'll still have incredibly strong Pokémon when I take on the Sinnoh League." Nathen said as he pulled his sister close.

"What do you mean?" Crystal asked as she wiped away her tears.

"When mom went with me to Prof. Rowan's lab to get my Pokémon she told me that I could travel between Twinleaf Town and Jubilife City to battle with wild Pokémon and raise my Pokémon up. If I train them up right, I should have a Charizard and a Torterra by the time we leave, with luck anyway. Now why don't you go grab one of you dolls, you can stay in here with me tonight." Nathen said with a smile.

"Okay, I'll be right back." Crystal said as she stood up and walked out of the room.

As Crystal ran towards her room the children's mother walked into Nathen's room.

"Hey Nathen." The woman said.

"Hey mom, what's up?" Nathen asked his mom.

"Not much, I heard what you told Crystal and I'm happy that you're taking this so well." Mrs. Pierce said calmly as she rested up against the door way.

"I guess that I'm just going to have to accept that my gift will always be a burden until I learn how to fully control it, won't I?" Nathen said as he sat on his bed.

"Listen about your gift, I think that it's time you learned what it is and why you have it." Mrs. Pierce said as she sat on the bed next to Nathen.

"Hey Momma." Crystal said as she walked into the room with a Vulpix doll.

"Hey hon. you need to hear this too." Mrs. Pierce said as she put Crystal on her lap.

"Hear what?" Crystal asked.

"I'm going to tell you of our families past. Alright, Nathen do you remember the stories your father told you back when we we're in Pokoh?" Mrs. Pierce asked.

"You mean the ones about Auracia?" Nathen asked.

"Yeah, you see your father has been researching them for some time now, and the data he's found has led him to believe that he may be able to find out whether someone is a descendent of a past Auracian. And he first used his experiment on both him and me." Mrs. Pierce said calmly as she stroked her daughter's hair.

"What happened with the experiment?" Crystal asked.

"The results came in positive for both of us. Both your father and I are descendents of two Auracians, and that means you two are Auracians also. But your father also found a deep reservoir of aura in both of us. I already knew that I could use aura since I was 17 but your father had been using it since he was as old as Nathen is." Mrs. Pierce explained as she laid Crystal down in the bed.

"So if we're Auracians than does mean that Crystal and I can use Aura also?" Nathen asked.

"Yes, when you were born your father ran a test and learned that your Aura was immense and incredibly powerful. He did the same for Crystal, her aura may even be stronger than yours but right now it has many internal seals that will prevent her from accessing it." Mrs. Pierce said as she stood up.

"Now that you mention it I did feel an intense sensation when the lab in Pokoh was destroyed 5 years ago. Maybe that was my Aura awakening." Nathen said as he lay down next to Crystal.

"Perhaps, but for right now please take care not to peruse this power." Mrs. Pierce said as she walked towards the door and shut the lights off. "Good night you two."

"Mom, can I take Charmander and Turtwig out to Lake Verity to do some training?" Nathen asked as he started to sleep.

"Sure, just remember that I don't want you running off." Mrs. Pierce said as she shut the door.

Tonight, Nathen and his sister learned of their ancient heritage. And now with a plan Nathen looks towards his future as a trainer and an Aura user. As night roles into day Nathen is the first to awaken

"Ugh, today I start my training." Nathen yawned as he stretched his body out.

"Ugh, good morning Nathen." Crystal yawned as she rolled awake.

"Morning sis, I'm going to Lake Verity to do some training. I'll be back soon alright." Nathen said as he hopped out of the bed.

"Okay, I'm going back to sleep so I'll see you then." Crystal said as she snuggled into the bed.

"Alright, sleep tight." Nathen said as he left the room.

"Hey Mom, I'm heading out to Lake Verity. I got my Poketch, so I'll try and get back before it gets dark." Nathen said as he grabbed his back and rushed towards the door.

"Okay dear, I'll head down there with Crystal later on when it's time lunch." Mrs. Pierce said calmly.

"Okay, I know that I'm going to get stronger!" Nathen said as he rushed outside.

"That boy is just like his father." Mrs. Pierce said with a smile.

The day moved on simply, not much happened. But when the day started to shift into night something that will affect Nathen forever came forward.

"Whoa, great job today you two. We really got some intense training done." Nathen said calmly to his Pokémon.

"Turtwig!" Nathen's Turtwig called out.

"Charmander!" Nathen's oddly colored Charmander called out.

"Alright, take the night off, I'll let you two back out when it's time for dinner." Nathen said as he called his Pokémon back.

"Alright now to head back home. Wait…what's this feeling?" Nathen asked as he looked around him.

As Nathen looked around an injured Riolu fell out of the woods.

"Whoa, it's a Riolu. And it's hurt!" Nathen said as he rushed to the Pokémon's side. "Hey are you alright?"

"Yeah, a good night's rest should do me some good." The Riolu said weakly.

"Wait you can talk?" Nathen asked surprisingly.

"No, you have a strong aura around you that's remarkably similar to mine. So through that I can communicate with you." Riolu grunted.

"Alright, but right now we need to get you to the Pokémon Center so that Nurse Joy can look after you." Nathen said as he tried to help the Riolu stand.

"No, I can't accept help from someone I don't even know!" Riolu shouted.

"Please Riolu; it's my job as a trainer to help injured Pokémon. And if you have a trainer their going to want to find you." Nathen said.

"My trainer abandoned me, I'm a weak Pokémon and I can't even use a move that belongs to my race." Riolu grunted as his eyes began to water.

"Then that trainer doesn't even deserve to be partners with a special Pokémon such as you!" Nathen called out as he dropped down next to the Riolu.

"Huh?" Riolu asked.

"Riolu and Lucario are special Pokémon since they are the only ones that can utilize their aura based abilities. And any trainer that looks down upon a Pokémon as special as you don't deserve to have you." Nathen said calmly.

"You're right, but I'll never be able to learn how to control my aura." Riolu said as he wiped away his tears.

"Don't talk like that! You may not see it but I'm an Auracian, and I'll help you control your aura along with my own!" Nathen called out as he stood up.

"I knew that there was a reason why you had such an enormous aura around you, but what can we do to learn how?" Riolu asked as he crouched down.

"If you'll let me take care of you and if you'll accept me as your new trainer, then we can begin our training tomorrow." Nathen said as he knelt down to the Riolu and took his bag off.

"Alright, I accept you as my new master, and as my partner." The Riolu said as Nathen started to treat him.

"Thanks Riolu, I really appreciate it. Listen, I'm under strict rules right now, and I can only have my Charmander and my Turtwig with me, so I'm going to have to leave you here. Are going to be okay with that?" Nathen asked as he pulled out a Pokeball, a blue scarf, and small Pokeball holder on a string.

"I'm alright with it, it may be awhile before I can go around other people, and I've always preferred sleeping under the stars." Riolu said as Nathen tied the scarf around Riolu's neck.

"That makes two of us. Now, this scarf was a gift from my sister so try and take care of it." Nathen said as he stood up.

"Alright." Riolu said as he pulled on the scarf.

"Now, welcome to the family." Nathen said as he tossed the Pokeball forward.

As Riolu came in contact with the Pokeball he disappeared in a flash of light.

"Alright, I caught a Riolu! Now come on out." Nathen said as his Riolu appeared before him.

"Here, I can't have you in the Pokeball all the time, so for now how about you wear it to signify that you belong to someone?" Nathen said as he attached the ball to the string and placed it around Riolu's neck.

"Alright, I'll see you tomorrow." Riolu said as he took a few steps back.

"Here's my berry case, it's full with different kinds of berries so help yourself to it." Nathen said as he stood up.

"Thanks, good night." Riolu said as he walked over to a tree.

"Good night." Nathen said as he started towards Sandgem Town.

"I guess I've finally found a true home." Riolu said as he jumped into a tree.

"I'm home! Sorry it took so long, I had a run in with a wild Pokémon." Nathen said as he walked into his house.

"Hey Nathen! How was your training?" Crystal asked as she walked up to Nathen.

"Great! Charmander and Turtwig are really powerful." Nathen said as he walked into the kitchen with Crystal.

"I'm glad that you're back, you almost missed dinner." Mrs. Pierce said calmly.

"Thanks, but if it's all the same, today was a rough one so I plan on heading straight to bed." Nathen said as he grabbed a bun and walked towards the stairs.

"Alright, get some rest my brave trainer." Mrs. Pierce said with a smile.

"I think something's wrong with Nathen." Crystal said to her mother.

"Don't worry, Nathen's probably just itching to get back out there and get back to training." Mrs. Pierce said to her daughter.

"Can't Nathen go on his journey? He could just come home when it's time for my journey." Crystal asked.

"Listen hon. I had Nathen wait because I was worried that if you went out on your own you would be attacked by the people we're running from." Mrs. Pierce said as she knelt down to her daughter.

"I know, but I don't think that it's fair that all Nathen has the option to do is train his two starters. Can't you at least let him capture more Pokémon so that he can at least get set with other types of Pokémon?" Crystal asked sweetly.

"I'll think about it, but right now you need to get ready for bed. So hurry up stairs and I'll be up there to tuck you in." Mrs. Pierce said.

"Okay, but I'm holding you to it." Crystal said as she hurried up the stairs.

"That girl really cares about her brother, they're lucky to have each other." Mrs. Pierce said as she made her way towards the stairs.

"Night brother." Crystal said as she rushed down the hall towards her room.

"Night Crystal." Nathen called.

"Hey hon. what are you doing?" Mrs. Pierce asked from the door way.

"Nothing much, just trying to come up with a plan for training." Nathen yawned.

"I guess you want to make sure that you're training runs smoothly for the next 6 years?" Mrs. Pierce asked.

"Yeah, if I'm going to keep those two at top strength then I'm going to need to know what I need to work on, and lucky for me the PokéDex tells me where my Pokémon are excelling in and where they need to improve." Nathen said as he leaned back in his chair.

"Alright, just wrap up and get some sleep." Mrs. Pierce said as she shut the door.

"Alright, today's been an interesting one." Nathen said quietly as he went deeply into thought.

Dear Journal,

After learning that I'm a descendent from the Auracian, I was a little excited to learn that my abilities are a gift, and what's better I found someone to learn these abilities with. Charmander was able to master our Flame Wheel + Flamethrower combination, and Turtwig is making progress with our "Solar Armor" combination. And tomorrow I get to learn what my new Riolu can do. Short entry today, but I'll talk again tomorrow night. See ya!