Me: YAY~! I get to see my uncle!
Haine: But you always kick him.
Me: Do you want that Mew or not?
Me: Thought so
Sabrina: Are we going to be in the chapter?
Jojuki: We're not. We have a test.
Nina: Judgment time~!
Me: Here's the chapter. I hope you guys like it.
Nightmares and Reunions
"Vivian! Are you almost done? They're going to be here any minute!" Mila yelled as he banged on the door of Vivian's bedroom. "You've been in there for two damn hours!"
"Just hold on! I just finished making a dress for Piki. I'm going to put on my clothes," Vivian answered him. Vivian looked through her drawers for her spring clothing and looked at the clothing to see if it was right. Let's see. Cat ears, check. Pink shirt, check. Black jacket, check. And purple skirt, check,' Vivian thought. She put on her clothes, and went to wake up her pokemon. "It's time to wake up, guys." Piki, Natsume, and Azuru groggily got up and stretched. "We got to get ready," Vivian said as she put a bowtie around Azuru's neck. Natsume saw a red tuxedo and a yellow dress. "Azuru, you help Natsume with his suit, and I'll help Piki with her dress."
"Okay," Azuru and Natsume agreed. Vivian and Piki went into the bathroom, and Azuru turned to Natsume.
"So, when's the wedding?" Azuru taunted. Natsume blushed.
"Wha – what are you talking about?" Natsume stuttered. Does he know? Natsume thought.
"You know what I'm talking about," Azuru said. "You and Piki are finally together. I already know because I wasn't fully asleep when you and Piki had a 'conversation.'" Natsume sighed.
"Okay, you got us," he said. Azuru snickered.
"Congrats man," he said. Natsume smiled and put on his tux. Vivian and Piki came out of the bathroom.
"Hey, guys. Check out my dress," Piki said as she twirled around. Vivian giggled when she saw Natsume blush, contrasting with his tuxedo.
"Vivian! Professor Juniper is here!" Vivian heard her dad call out from downstairs. Vivian went out the door followed by her pokemon. They got to the entrance room and saw a woman with light brown hair, blue eyes, and a lab coat. Her dad spotted her. "There's my birthday girl!"
"My birthday isn't until tomorrow," she said. She turned to the woman. "Hi Juniper."
"Hello Vivian," Juniper greeted. "How are the pokemon doing?"
"They're doing great! Some of the newborns are shinies! That will be great for research. Don't you think so?" Professor Juniper smiled.
"That's great! Where are they right now?"
"They're at the Day Care center. I'll take you there," Vivian chirped.
"Okay," Juniper agreed. Once they left the room, a knock came from the door. Ashton opened it and was greeted by three smiles. At the door were three similar boys in waiter suits with different colored bows.
"Bonjour, Mr. Ashton," a boy with green hair, green eyes, and a green bow said.
"Hola, Senor Ashton," a boy with red hair, red eyes, and a red bow said.
"Konichiwa, Ashton – sama," a boy with blue hair, blue eyes, and a blue bow said.
"Hello Cilan, Cress, and Chili," Ashton greeted.
"Where's Vivian?" Cilan (green) asked.
"Oh yes, where is our young trainer?" Cress (blue) asked.
"Vivian, where art thou Vivian?" Chili (red) said in a Shakespeare way. (A/N: LOL)
"What are you doing?" The trio turned their heads and saw Vivian. Chili pounced towards Vivian, but was grabbed by the ankle. Chili fell flat on his face, and groaned in pain. "Thank you, daddy," Vivian said. Vivian walked on Chili (causing him more pain) and went over to his other brothers. "Bonjour Cilan. Konichiwa Cress," Vivian fluently said.
"Bonjour/Konichiwa Vivian," both said.
"How's the gym?" Vivian asked them.
"Pretty much the same," Chili said as he appeared out of nowhere, scaring them. 'How the hell does he do that?' Everyone thought. Vivian came next to Chili and pulled his ear. "OW! You're pulling too hard! Too hard!" Chili whined in pain.
"Then stop appearing out of nowhere!" Vivian yelled in his ear. She let go of his ear and walked away with her hands behind her head. "I'm going to the backyard. I'm going to play around."
"Okay, but be back by lunchtime," Ashton said. Vivian nodded and disappeared from their view. "She should really stop training with that Lucario. It's spoiling her."
"I heard that! Diego does not spoil me," Vivian shouted from a distance.
"She'd still the same girl we met ten years ago," Cilan said.
"That was also the day she judo flipped Chili," Cress replied, looking at the sore redhead.
"Those were the days," Chili said to himself. His brothers shook their heads.
"I sometimes wonder why the three of you are triplets," Ashton said. "Anyway, there's something important I need to talk about."
Somewhere in the backyard
Vivian sat on a large branch of a tall tree while watching Professor Juniper, who was in the Day Care. Vivian smiled when Juniper played with a shiny Shinx name Leo. Vivian became sleepy and yawned. "I should take a little nap before lunch starts," she said tiredly. She closed her eyes and drifted into sleep.
In Vivian's dreams
Vivian awoke to find herself on a rocky pillar. She stood up and looked around her. She was in a large, dark room with four torch sticks. "Where am I?" she asked herself. A torch stick lit up. "Whoa!" The other three lit up one by one, and revealed two large figures. One was white and had wings for arms. The other was black with wings on its back that resembled hieroglyphics. Vivian couldn't see them well because of a thick, gray mist, but she knew they were pokemon. The pillar suddenly sank itself back into the ground, causing Vivian to fall on her hands and knees. Vivian groaned and slowly stood up. The two pokemon looked at her and opened their mouths at the same time.
"Beware…Plasma and…Triad," they both said in a whisper. "Look…future. Undo…mistakes…and help…need." Vivian couldn't understand them. Then a big wind came, and Vivian put her arms in front of her as a defense. When the wind stopped, and all that was left was a mirror. Vivian looked in the mirror and gasped. In the mirror was a girl, who looks a lot like her, in a white dress. She had a tiara on her head and a necklace with the stone Vivian found in her hand last night. Vivian touched the mirror with her hand and the girl did the same.
"Who are you?" Vivian asked the girl. The girl didn't answer. The mirror started to crack, and Vivian took her hand off of it. It shattered and pieces fell away. Only one piece stayed, floating. Vivian cautiously reached over and touched the shard. Then images flashed through her head. First, there were two boys fighting each other. Then it was her falling and landing on something soft. Next, were pokemon attacking people with strange uniforms. Lastly, a burst of light coming from someone. Vivian quickly took her hand away from the shard before she can see more. "What was that?" she shouted. Then a horrible laugh rang through her ears. Vivian covered her ears in attempt to block the insane laughter. It failed.
"You are MINE!" a voice yelled. A pair of hands came from behind and grabbed Vivian's neck, choking her. Vivian gagged and clawed at the hands. Tears broke away from her eyes.
"No! Stay AWAY!" Vivian screamed. And everything went black.
Back in Reality
"Vivian? Vivian, wake up!" shouted a girl wearing a yellow helmet with wires coming down from the sides, a yellow and black dress, and black tights. The girl shook Vivian so that Vivian can wake up from her dreams. Vivian woke up from her terrible slumber. She was shaking all over, and some tears ran down her face. "Vivian, are you okay?" Vivian looked at the girl and the pokemon that were gathering from behind her.
"Elesa, when did you get here?" Vivian asked, trying to act natural even though she was scared to death. Elesa looked at Vivian.
"A few minutes ago. Your dad told me to find you," Elesa explained. "When I did, you looked disturbed. Is everything okay?"
"Yeah, I'm fine. It was just a nightmare. No biggie," Vivian assured. Elesa wasn't convinced, but didn't say anything about it.
"Anyway, it's almost time for lunch," Elesa said. "Your dad is going to be wondering where we are." Vivian nodded. Vivian looked down at the ground where a Snorlax was.
"Get ready to catch us, Chester!" Vivian shouted. The Snorlax nodded and lay down on his back. Vivian took Elesa's hand and jumped. "Geronimo!" They both landed safely on Chester's belly. Vivian laughed while Elesa got off the belly. Well, she cheered up quickly, Elesa thought.
"Come on, Vivian," Elesa said as she grabbed Vivian's hand. "Let's go."
"Okay," Vivian said as she got off the sleeping Snorlax.
With the others
"Dang it! Will you two stop fighting!" Mila yelled as he and Brycen tried to restrain his Darmanitan from hitting Haxorus, one of Iris's pokemon. Apparently, both of the hotheads were from to see who is stronger.
"Vivian is going to be here any minute! She's going to kill us if you two don't settle down!" Donny yelled at Haxorus, who is being restrained by both Iris and Donny. All of a sudden, a shadow came upon them. The humans looked up and their eyes widened.
"Oh crap," they all said before they met their doom.
BANG (and a bunch of other fighting sounds)
Vivian landed safely on her feet like a gymnast. On the ground were two trainers, two gym leaders, and two pokemon lying unconscious. Vivian shook her head. "I swear, you guys should really control your pokemon more," Vivian said.
"And you should take a chill pill," an elegant voice said. Vivian turned her head and saw a guy with sand colored hair, a green shirt, and clown pants. Next to him was a Leavanny.
"Hi Burgh," Vivian greeted him. "What's up?"
"Nothing much. Except for getting some scratch marks after exploring Pinwheel Forest," Burgh answered.
"Leavanny," Burgh's Leavanny said while shaking his head.
"He says that you were very clumsy and stupid at the time," Vivian translated. Burgh nervously laughed and scratched the back of his head.
"CUTE~!" a voice yelled out. A blue blur ran between them and went towards a Chatots. A girl with reddish hair hugged the little Chatot while Vivian chuckled.
"You know, Skyla, I can never tell the difference between you and Sabrina," Vivian said.
"It's because we have the same personality!" Skyla excitedly shouted.
"That makes your battle style predictable!" Everyone, but Burgh, jumped at the voice.
"What took you so long, Lenora?" Burgh asked a woman with blue hair and an almost teacher's uniform.
"An easy question! I had to help my husband arrange some things at the museum," she said. Lenora went to Vivian and handed her a book. "This is for you." Vivian looked at the book and took it.
"Let's see now. It's a journal of the mysterious Sky Pillar," Vivian said. "SWEET~!" Vivian ran into the Day Care Center to teach the little ones. Skyla giggled at the way Vivian just ran away. Then something caught her attention. Next to the unconscious bodies was a short man with a brown business suit and a cowboy hat. He was poking Donny with a stick.
"Hi Clay!" Skyla shouted. The man by the name of Clay looked at her and proceeded with the poking.
"Wow, Clay. Show a little more respect, will you?" Elesa said when she got there.
"OH MY GOD! Will you stop poking me?" Donny yelled out when he woke up.
"Finally you wake up," Clay said. Donny just mumbled and went to wake the others.
"I see you're all here." Cilan, Cress, and Chili came out from the mansion.
"I think we're forgetting someone," Cress said.
"But who is it?" Chili asked. Vivian came out with Professor Juniper and looked around.
"Where's Uncle Alder?" Vivian asked. Everyone murmured while looking around.
"Druddigon!" a voice roared. They gave a confused look. A red and blue blur sped past the leaders and ran into Vivian. The startled leaders took out their pokeballs for defense. Then they heard laughter and looked at Vivian. They sighed in relief.
"Agh! Stop it! That tickles! Ahahaha~!" Vivian giggled as a spiky dragon licked her affectionately.
"Okay Druddigon, that's enough." Vivian looked and saw a middle – aged man with red/orange hair and native clothing.
"Uncle Alder!" Vivian yelled out as she got up to hug her uncle. Or so they thought. Alder, thinking he was going to get a hug, opened his arms until…
He got kicked right in the face by Vivian. Vivian chuckled and took out a notepad (A/N: where the hell did that come from?). "Let's see. I have sixteen and uncle has zip," she said as she tallied the score. They others just looked with shock and silence. Vivian looked at them. "What?" Back on the ground, Alder groaned.
"Defeated by my niece...again," he said.
"Expect the unexpected," Lenora wisely said with glasses on her face (A/N: What the heck?). Alder sat up and sighed.
"Anyway," Vivian said. Vivian threw snowballs at Iris, Chili, Cress, and Cilan's faces. Vivian ran for it. "You're it!" The snowballs melted from the victim's red, angry faces.
"Vivian, get back here!" Iris yelled.
"You're going to pay for that!" Chili nagged.
"When I get my hands on you, I'm gonna," Cress mumbled.
"That wasn't funny!" Cilan shouted. The four of them chased after Vivian.
"Na na na na na~!" Vivian teased. She stuck her at them and blew a raspberry. As the four ran after Vivian, Alder noticed a worried look on Elesa's face.
"Elesa, is something wrong?" Alder asked. Everyone looked at Elesa. She sighed.
"Your brother told me to look for Vivian," she started, "When I did, she was crying in her sleep. I was able to wake her up. I asked her if she was okay. She told me it was a simple nightmare."
"Did she tell you what it was about?" Donny asked.
"That's the thing. She didn't tell me. There was something about that nightmare. Something she didn't want to tell us," Elesa answered. Alder nodded and put his hand on his chin.
"I'll talk to her about it, but not right now," Alder said. "I have to make sure it's at the right time." 'Vivian fighting her own demons? That can't be good,' Alder thought. Meanwhile, Iris, Cilan, Cress, and Chili stumbled in the ice - type environment.
"Where is she?" Iris asked.
"I can't see her through all this snow," Chili said.
"So c - c - cold," Cilan stuttered. The four walked around the snowy terrain until...
"FIRE AT WILL!" Vivian, along with her pokemon and ice - type pokemon, appeared from snow hills and forts and threw snowballs.
"Oh no," the four groaned.
The four gym leaders were now buried in a giant pile of snow. "Success!" Vivian shouted as she high five some of the pokemon.
"Vivian! It's time for lunch!" Vivian heard her mom yell out. 'Mom must be using the megaphone. That's never a good sign.'
"Come on, guys," Vivian told her pokemon. Vivian, Natsume, Piki, and Azuru ran over the snow that the others were buried in.
"I wonder if they're okay," Azuru wondered.
"I'm sure they're fine," Piki bluntly said.
"I never thought Iris would dare to step on an ice - type environment," Natsume said. Meanwhile, Ashton was arguing with Diego, a Lucario and Vivian's martial arts tutor.
"I'm just saying that you should stop teaching her for a while," Ashton said. The Lucario shook his head as a sign of saying no. "What do you mean no?"
"What's going on?" Vivian asked when she got to the Day Care area.
"Diego won't listen to me," Ashton mumbled.
"Dad, how many times do I have to tell you? Diego only listens to me," Vivian explained. "Diego, you may leave, and please take a few days off." Diego nodded and left, making Ashton sulk. "So, what's for lunch?" Later that day, everyone shared stories, secrets, and food. Alder sat under a tree that was far from the others' hearing, and wrote something on a small notebook.
Afternoon: So far, I haven't found the perfect timing to talk to my niece. I've also noticed something strange. She is currently wearing a necklace that I've never seen. Could it be possible it has already happened?
Alder stopped writing in his small notebook and put it away. Unknown to him, he was being watched by a certain pokemon prodigy. Alder stood up and looked around. When he turned...face met foot.
Alder ended up ten feet away from the tree. "SCORE!" Vivian yelled. She once again took out the notepad (AN: seriously, where did that come from?). "I have seventeen, and uncle still has none," she said. Alder groaned again and noticed something. They were alone. He sat up and saw Vivian smiling triumphantly. "I win again uncle."
"Yes, you did," Alder said. "Vivian, can we talk?" Vivian looked confused, but nodded. "Elesa said you had a nightmare. Would you like to talk about it?" Vivian's eyes went wide and she started shaking. She hugged herself and lean against a tree.
"There were so many. So horrible," she whimpered.
"So, it wasn't the first one," Alder said.
"No, it wasn't," Vivian assured. "There was this one time when I woke up screaming. The dream. I was trying to help them. So much blood. I – I couldn't stop it. They needed me and I couldn't help!" The pokemon around them gathered.
"Vivian, calm down," Alder said. But Vivian didn't calm down. Tears streamed down Vivian's face.
"No no no! They needed me and I couldn't do anything! I just - ! Vivian stopped. Her arms limply went to her sides. Her head looking down.
"Vivian?" Alder said. Then something happened. The ground was shaking and the pokemon started freaking out. Alder ran over to Vivian in order to protect her from the falling objects. "We have to go!" He tried to get going, but Vivian's feet were planted on the ground. She lifted her head and Alder was shocked. Vivian's eyes, once shiny and chocolate brown, were now blank and dull. 'It can't be.'
"Lonely soul, lonely soul," Vivian sang maliciously. "Why are you by yourself? In a cold, dark world." Alder lightly grabbed Vivian by the shoulders.
"Vivian, what are you talking about?" he asked.
"With no one by your side," she continued with a sly smile.
"Vivian? Vivian!" Alder yelled. Vivian snapped out of her sudden trauma. At the same time, the ground stopped shaking and the pokemon calmed down. Vivian looked around at the damage of the area.
"What happened?" Vivian asked.
"I'm not sure," Alder answered. "Are you okay?"
"I'm a bit…dizzy," Vivian said before fainting in her uncle's arms. 'Thank goodness,' Alder thought. Alder carried Vivian on his back and went back to the mansion. When he got there, the place was a total mess. Everyone, along with pokemon, was trying to put things back in their place.
"Uncle Alder, what happened?" Mila asked. Alder looked at his nephew.
"Lord Z! Where are you?" a man said.
"Plasma~! Master Ghetsis is going to have our heads!" another man shouted.
"ACK! That's Plasbad!" a girl yelled. They ran to another direction. Once they were out of sight, a boy landed on his feet.
"Those Team Plasma dorks," he said. "They're such idiots. They didn't even know that I was on the damn ceiling." Just when he was about to walk away, a hand grabbed his shoulder.
"Lord Z, your father requests your presence," the person said. Z looked over and saw the brothers of the Shadow Triad: Luke, Renji, and Aaron.
"But I don't want to see my old man," Z whined. Renji and Luke grabbed Z by the shoulders and dragged him off as Aaron followed.
"Your father requests you now," Aaron said.
"We must take you to him," Renji continued.
"Or else we're in trouble," Luke finished. Z sighed. If there was one thing he can't argue with, it would be the Shadow Triad. The three white haired bays took Z to a large throne room. In the middle was a green haired, middle aged man in a strange robe.
"Master, we have brought your son," the Shadow Triad said at the same time.
"Excellent, you may leave," the man said. The boys disappeared like ninjas (AN: Wait, aren't they already ninjas?). Z just stood there.
"What's up, Ghetsis?" Z asked.
"I thought I told you to call me your father!" Ghetsis yelled into the teenage boy's ear.
"Yeesh. Sorry dad," Z said with emphasis. Ghetsis sighed. Z was a very irritable child.
"I got results of strange readings from the scientists," Ghetsis said.
"So, what does that have to do with anything?" Z asked.
"It has to do with the girl we failed to retrieve yesterday," Ghetsis said. Z was now interested. "You see, the girl experienced some type of trauma, causing her powers to become unstable for a short while."
"So, does that mean we strike tomorrow?" Z asked.
"Correct. I must leave now to go make the preparations for tomorrow," Ghetsis said as he walked away.
"Wait," Z halted his father. "What about him?" Ghetsis chuckled.
"Do not worry about it," he said. Once Ghetsis left the room, Z took out an Ultra Ball.
"He's right. I don't have to worry. Especially since I have you hostage," Z taunted. Z started to chuckle. The chuckle turned into a laugh. And the laugh turned into insanity.
At the mansion
"So, you don't remember anything?" Iris asked Vivian. Vivian shook her head.
"All I remember was talking to Uncle Alder," Vivian said. "I didn't feel an earthquake."
"I see," Iris said. "Well, I better get going. I'll see you tomorrow."
"'Kay, bye Iris," Vivian said as Iris left Vivian's bedroom. Iris closed the door and sighed. She continued downstairs and into the entrance room, where the others were.
"She said she doesn't remember anything about the earthquake," Iris said.
"That's strange," Donny said.
"Yea, it is," Mila responded.
"That means the time of recreation is soon," Clay said.
"Damn. Things are coming on too fast," Burgh muttered. Lenora sighed.
"We're going to have to talk about this tomorrow. Today was a tiring day," she said.
"Yea, you're right. All of you need rest," Suki said. Everyone agreed and bid their goodbyes before seeing each other tomorrow. And so, the gym leaders, professor, and champion left.
Vivian was having trouble going to sleep. She was thinking about what happened today. 'What the heck is going on?' she thought. 'First, it was the dream, and now and earthquake? I didn't fell an earthquake.'
"Vivian?" Vivian looked at Azuru, who had just woken up. She picked up the little Zorua and set him on her lap.
"Is there something wrong, little one?" Vivian asked. Azuru flattened his ears a bit.
"I'm just worried about you," he said. "You've been acting so strange lately."
"Azuru, there is nothing wrong," Vivian sighed.
"Yes, there is!" Azuru yelled. "How can I protect when I don't know anything? I want to make sure you're safe and unharmed. I want to be strong enough to protect. I just…just-."
"Azuru?" Vivian said.
"I just don't want you to end up like my mom," Azuru almost whispered. Vivian felt a shot of guilt when Azuru said that. Vivian picked up Azuru and hugged him.
"I'm sorry, Azuru. I'm just a little confused on some things," she said. "It's nothing to worry about. Okay?" Azuru gave a weak smile.
"Okay," he responded.
"Come on. Let's go to sleep," Vivian said. Azuru nodded and went to his normal bed spot. Vivian laid herself down and put an arm over Azuru. "Goodnight, Azuru."
"Goodnight, mommy," Azuru said tiredly. Vivian smiled and went to sleep. And it was better than any other.
Now, what are the others doing?
Sabrina: This took her forever
Nina: What are you thinking about, Haine?
Haine: The time I met Vivian.
Me: Well, hold those for the next four chapters!
Haine, Jojuki, Sabrina, and Nina: WHAT?
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