AN: Thanks for the reviews and what not. Also I'm so sorry that this chapter lacked action. It's just a plot advancing chapter, that is not related to the KAMEN RIDER OOO show, but of my own creation. Hopefully you can enjoy this, since this chapter was more or less half assed since I've been busy with school.
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN KAMEN RIDER OOO NOR POKEMON.
These last three things happened last time:
First, Ankh steals Max's body for his own use.
Second, Uva creates the Scolipede Yummy out of Jessie's desire.
And lastly, Ash transforms into OOO and uses his new Medajaliber to defeat the Yummy. Now on to the show!
Ash watched as Pidgeot flying back towards him and Ankh, but was surprised to see a Beautifly following it. Turning to Pikachu, Meowth and Ankh he said, "Go hide somewhere in the trees he told them. Pikachu and Meowth go with Ankh to hide. If you're with me May and them will surely know I'm Ash Ketchum."
"You sure boss?" Meowth asked. Pikachu was also looking at his friend. Ash nodded his head, giving them their answer. Pikachu and Meowth nodded to each other before running into the forest of the park. Ankh stayed behind, a glare and a frown on his face.
"You know, I can..." Ankh showed off his real arm, "Take care of them. All it takes is just a single snap of the neck."
"No," Ash bit out. "We will not be killing them, they are my old friends after all. Plus remember, my name is Satoshi." Ankh gave him a deadpan stare before jumping up into the trees. Ash sighed and shook his head. "Man, how do I keep getting myself into situations like this? I mean really..." Turning around, Ash drew his a pokeball and recalled Pidgeot. "Thanks buddy, take a small rest," he whispered to the ball. As the Beautifly approached, he smiled at it. The pokemon stared at him oddly, as he held out his arm. Beautifly looked at him oddly for a few seconds before landing on his arm. Petting its head, he gave it a bright smile. "How you are you doing little Beautifly?"
"Beautifly!" the butterfly hummed as he continued to pat its head. The pokemon couldn't tell who this person was, but something in her mind told her that this human was familiar and a safe person.
"Beautifly! Where are you?" Ash looked towards his left and saw people running towards him. He saw May, Misty, Dawn, Brock, Gary and Drew approaching and almost called out to them. He only stopped himself a moment later after remembering that he doesn't want them to know who he was. Walking up to them with Beautifly on his arm still Ash walked forward and presented it to May. "I think this beautiful pokemon belongs to you?"
"Yeah," May replied as she recalled her pokemon. "My name is May Maple and all of these are my friends."
"I know who you are. I mean I saw all of you at the museum before it collapsed."
"AH! You're Satoshi!" Gary shouted. "Do you remember me?"
"Why wouldn't I remember my boss. Er-Former boss I mean."
"What are you doing out here?"
"Well, I was just taking a walk when all of a sudden a man came up and asked me a favor."
"What favor?" Brock asked.
"He asked me to deliver a C-Gear to the pokemon center using my Pidgeot. He said a person dropped it and he was too busy to bring it himself," Ash lied.
"Wait, that was your Pidgeot?" May asked. Ash nodded slowly. "Do you know remember where the person said he would go after he gave you the C-Gear? He's our only lead to finding my missing little brother." Ash looked her in the face and felt guilty about lying to her. Her eyes were red from crying, and pleading him for any chance that he may know. Ash looked at her in the eye before he shook his head.
"Sorry no." When he saw the her deflate, Ash added, "Though I will offer my help." Ash rummaged through his pants and pulled out a dark purple C-Gear. "Give me your contact information, and I'll get you if I were to meet up with the guy again."
"You will?" Ash nodded.
"Helping people is what I do, especially those in need." May quickly put in her information in his C-Gear, while Ash did the same. He then turned to the other people. "How about you guys? You should give me your info too. Just in case I can reach her."
"Right," Misty replied. Showing her own cerulean C-Gear, they traded information. One by one they all traded info with Ash, and named it 'Satoshi.' "Thank you for offering your help. I don't think I've seen May this hopeful since we made contact with that Asshu person."
"I see. Hopefully you find the person soon," Ash told her with a smile. Misty stopped for a moment and stared at the smile. Shaking herself out of it she turned around and walked over to Gary. She had an odd feeling that she saw that smile somewhere before.
"Oi! Satoshi!" a young male voice came out of the forest. The group looked over and saw a young blond boy walking towards them. Ash nearly face palmed when he saw Ankh strutting over to them, all confident and still frowning. "Let's go already! You told me you were going to help me find some pokemon!" Ankh shouted at Ash.
"Fine, fine. Just hold your Ponyta and we'll get a move on," Ash replied with patient smile.
"Who's the kid?" Dawn asked curiously.
"A person I met recently. His name is Ankh. I promised to help him find some pokemon, namely bird pokemon to be honest." Ash turned to the rest of the group and said, "Well, it was nice meeting you. I'll contact you if I find the guy again, and contact me if you need help with anything okay?"
"Okay," May answered for her group. Ash then turned away and walked into the forest with Ankh in tow.
"He's such a nice person," Brock commented.
"Yeah he is," Gary replied. The group looked over to him and he shrugged. "He worked at the museum for a couple of days as a security guard. He's been helping people around, taking lost kids to their parents, explaining some of the stuff there since he read them all. Overall he just really likes helping people." The entire group nodded, though Dawn was looking more thoughtful than the rest.
"Do you think he has a girlfriend?" she asked aloud. Everyone around her was giving her odd looks. "What? I mean all of you have a significant other already. Why can't I have one?"
"Dawn, you do know that there are other people who like you right?" Brock asked.
"Yeah I do, but some of them are just plain creepy. Also, Satoshi seems like such a nice guy." Dawn then had a flirty smile on her face. "Hmm, maybe I can call him up for a date."
"Dawn..." everyone groaned.
(With Ash and Ankh)
"I thought I said to hide," Ash glared at Ankh as they walked through the forest, heading to a more suburban part of the city. Pikachu and Meowth had caught up with them.
"I did hide, I just went out after I thought it was long enough," Ankh answered. "Besides those people didn't look all to strong. Probably weak trainers too."
"Hey, they are great trainers!"
"PIKA!" Pikachu seconded the opinion.
"Meowth that's right!" Meowth agreed.
"Whatever," Ankh replied. "So what are we going to do about living arrangements. As I know, you're rather poor at the moment and," Ankh took a look behind Ash at his pack, "it doesn't look like you have something to sleep on inside the bag."
"True...I need to find another job so I can get money for food, since we need to be avoiding the pokemon center for a while," Ash sighed. "I wish something would give us a sign as to what we should do for our living arrangements. As if Arceus himself was listening to Ash, a man came running up to them and handed them a flyer. "Huh? What's this for?"
"I don't know really," the man replied. "A green haired girl told me to hand these out and gave me some food. Spread the word too okay."
"Okay...That was weird, even for your standards Ash," Meowth told him.
"We should we look at it at least," Ash told him. "I mean what harm can be done if we look at some place called, the Costume Cafe."
"I can already guess what it's going to be like when we get there," Ankh muttered under his breath. He scowled as he spoke. "I hope the costumes of this time, is better than the costumes from 800 years ago." Ankh rolled his eyes as Ash, Meowth and Pikachu running in the direction of cafe. "I'm stuck with idiots aren't I?" Going after his only meal ticket there, Ankh decided to see just what was so special about this Costume Cafe.
Once again, Kougami was baking yet another cake, Satonaka was sitting on a couch eating his previously made one and Paul was still looking at his benefactor with a glare. "What do you mean that greed is a power great power source? How in the hell does an emotion give power like that?" he demanded.
"Did I say greed?" Kougami asked in a voice that was a few octaves lower than his usual one. "I meant DESIRE! However that is not the reason I called you here today Paul-kun! I called you here to come for a job."
"Yes, a job. I want you to meet up with this Satoshi Matsumoto and ask him to work for us again."
"You mean that security guard that Gary hired a few days ago?"
"COOORRECT! He is the piece of the puzzle that we have been looking for! HE IS OOO!" Paul's eyes widened at the admission.
"You mean to tell me that a random security guard is OOO? That, and you want him to work for us?"
"OF COURSE! No one except can use the core medals, he will help us fight against the GREEED! IT WILL BE WONDERFUL!" Kougami started to laugh as he started putting icing on the cake. Satonaka and Paul sighed at his loud voice, though the female took care in not showing it since he was paying well.
"Where can I find him?" Paul asked.
"He was last scene in the park over by the bridge, you should look for him there." Paul nodded and walked away. As he reached for the door, a knock was heard. Opening it, Paul was surprised to see Prof. Oak in front of him.
"Excuse me Prof. but I must take my leave. Good day."
"Good day to you too Paul," the elderly man replied. Stepping out of his way Prof. Oak let Paul pass, as he entered the office.
"What can I do for you Samuel-kun?" Kougami asked the professor.
"I came with a favor," Oak admitted.
"I want to help with the whole medal situation. Not just researching tombs and things like that, but helping out with the creation of candroids and other things."
"I see...that is WONDERFUL!" Kougami smiled at him. "I will introduce you to one of my workers. He has been leading with the development of candroids and the study of the medals." Turning to his secretary Kougami said, "Satonaka, please make an appointment so Prof. Oak here can meet up with Dr. Maki!"
"On it boss," Satonaka replied after taking a bite out of her slice of cake.
(With Ash and Ankh)
"You know this place doesn't look all to bad," Ash admitted as the group stared at the cafe in front of them. It was bigger than most of the buildings around the neighborhood, and it had a festive feel to it due to all the decorations around the outside. Various pokemon dolls were around the front of the house, along with several types of trees just surrounding the building. The building itself looked like a large three cabin itself.
"It could always be better," Ankh replied.
"Pika!" Pikachu reprimanded Ankh.
"I don't care what the person who owns this thinks."
"Hey! You need to respect some humans!" Meowth shouted back. "Sure a lot of them are jerks, but a lot more of them are great people! Like the boss here! He's pretty great."
"Pika pi!" Pikachu nodded. Ankh rolled his eyes at the two pokemon and turned towards their trainer who was staring off to the side. Pikachu also looked at his trainer wondering what he was looking at. "Pika?"
"They have a job opening," Ash smiled as he took the sign off the wall. "Let's go see if they'll accept me." Ankh followed him, along with the two pokemon. Ash he pushed open the front door, he saw that the building was empty. This was surprisingly strange since it was 5 pm. "Okay this is odd. There should at least be some people here."
"Hello?" a female voice called out from the back. "We're closed right now, so please come back tomorrow!"
"Actually I'm here for the job offer outside," Ash said as he waited for the person to come to the front of the room.
"Oh! Give me a moment! I'm trying to find my Ditto, she's been hiding this entire day." It was silent for a moment before a large crash came from the back.
"What the heck she is doing back there?" Ankh wondered. A girl came out from somewhere in the back and smiled at them. She had dark green hair done up in two pigtails. She wore a red blouse with a yellow star in the middle, and had a pink skirt that reached her knees covering her legs. In her arms was a purple blob with two dots for eyes and a wide mouth.
"Hi there! Which one of you is here to apply for a job?" the girl asked.
"I am. My name is Ash and I'd like to work here." After introducing himself, the girl seemed to tense and her eyes widened. "Is something wrong?" Ash asked worriedly. The girl walked forward and seemed to examine him, going around him in a circle before stopping in the place she was in where she started. Her eyes then landed on the Pikachu on his shoulder, and the Meowth standing on two legs.
"Um...how long have you had that Pikachu?"
"Since I was ten...so 8 years. Why do you ask?"
"No reason. One last question before I decide to hire you or not. Where do you come from?"
"What region do you come from?"
"Oh. I originally come from Kanto."
"You do?" Ankh asked. "I haven't been there in ages. That place was just so sparse of people back then..." Ash rolled his eyes before turning to back to the girl, who was looking at him with a smile.
"Is there something wrong now?" Ash asked.
"No, nothing is wrong Ash Ketchum," the girl replied. Ash's eyes widened when the girl greeted him like that.
"How do you know that name?"
"How can I not remember that name? Made it into the top 16 in the Kanto League during his first year as a trainer at the Indigo Plateau Conference. In the top 8 during his time in the Silver Conference and the Ever Grande Conference. Then getting 4th in the Lilly of the Valley Conference. Then all of a sudden you disappear after your travels in Unova. Who wouldn't know about the up and coming trainer who disappeared? You may not know it, but people watch your battles Ash. Even old friends."
"Oh come on you don't remember me? Maybe this will help you out?" The girl walked behind a counter, and a few seconds later popped up wearing what Ash used to wear in during his travels in Kanto and Johto. While the Ditto in her arms transformed into Pikachu. "Hi I'm Ash from Pallet Town and I'm going to be a pokemon master!" the girl exclaimed.
"D-Duplica? Is that really you?" Ash stuttered. When the girl smiled at him and nodded her head. Going around the counter as well Ash gave her a hug. "I haven't seen you in ages Duplica!"
"7 years to be exact," Duplica replied giving him a a smile. "I've been watching you on TV when you went to conferences Ash, and you were amazing to say the least." Ash chuckled sheepishly and scratched the back of his head.
"It was nothing really. My pokemon did all the work there."
"But they wouldn't have been that good without a trainer like you. Oh, I can't wait to tell your coworkers who I've hired." A cough broke the two out of their little reunion. Looking over the counter they saw Ankh standing there with his arms crossed.
"Aren't you going to introduce me Ash?" Ankh glared.
"Oh right. Duplica this is Ankh," Ash introduced his new traveling companion to her. "We only met yesterday, but I'm kind of in charge of taking care of this guy."
"It's nice to meet you," Duplica told Ankh, while he just scowled in return as he sat down at a table. "Well, he's nice."
"Don't mind him. He's very antisocial," Ash explained. "Also what do you mean my coworkers?"
"You don't think I worked this cafe all by myself do you?" Ash shook his head. "Well, I went ahead and hired some people. The interesting thing was they all know you!"
"They do..." Ash asked feeling unsure about his choice of trying to work here.
"Yeah. Hey do you mind giving me a minute. I need to go and finish cleaning up the attic. That's going to be a room I'm going to offer to my workers."
"You offer then board?"
"Yeah. It helps them get to work easier." Duplica smiled and pointed over to the chair were Ankh was sitting. "Just stay there and we'll have your room ready in a jiffy."
"So to be clear, I have the job?"
"Yup! So just chill out right there." Duplica went away, but left her Ditto to speak with Ash's Pikachu and Meowth. As the three pokemon were speaking, Ash sat beside Ankh and held his head in his hands.
"I thought you wanted to avoid your friends after whatever happened to you before I met you?" Ankh questioned as he placed his feet onto the table.
"I did, I do," Ash replied as he looked up. "I still think I'm not ready to face any of them after what happened to me in the Orre region, but it seems like destiny is screwing me over. Making me face my past isn't going to be a fun thing huh?"
"Don't ask me. I don't even know what is going on in this world. So just give me a few moments and I'll catch up." Producing his Greeed arm he placed it on his head, and a series of bright colored images flew across Ankh's mind before stopping a few seconds later. "Much has changed since my time."
"Of course it has," Ash replied.
"It also seems that you're one powerful trainer Ash. This boy seems to hold you in a very high standard. Even after your disappearance, he thinks you're the best thing since white bread, whatever that is." Ash stared at him and sighed.
"I shouldn't be considered that since I killed a few people..." Ash whispered. That stopped both Pikachu and Meowth from talking to Ditto and look at their trainer.
"You killed a few people?" Ankh asked, his voice intrigued but still not caring in any way.
"I'd rather not talk about it." After that Ash just stared at the ceiling and ignoring Ankh, while Meowth and Pikachu continued their conversation with Ditto, avoiding it's questioning stare.
(With May, Misty and Dawn)
Brock, Gary and Drew all returned to the hotel to update the people about what they had just agreed to with Satoshi. May, Misty and Dawn on the other hand had decided to go around to take their minds off of recent things. So they decided to go around and shop. When they did, they just bought random things, but mostly new dresses and toys for their pokemon. They were enjoying themselves and decided to have a small dinner at a restaurant that was famous for it's vegetable lasagna, which all three had bought. They were all talking happily, until May brought up a topic all of their group had been avoiding. "So where do you think he is now?" May asked as nonchalant as she can.
"Who?" Dawn answered with a question of her own. She knew who May was speaking about, but wanted to avoid the topic.
"You know who. I'm talking about Ash, the person who changed all of our lives."
"May, we're going to talk about this right now," Misty told the brunette.
"We have to one day, why not now?"
"Because it should be when everyone is there so we can confront the problem." May sighed and nodded her head.
"I know, I know. I'm just worried about him now. With Max going missing my thoughts also turned to Ash since it seems like the same thing happened to him as well."
"May, we'll find Max," Dawn reassured her friend. "We'll find Ash too. Who knows, maybe they're in the same place right now?" May chuckled and shook her head.
"What would the chances of Ash being in the same city as us?"
(With Ash and Ankh)
"ACHOO!" Ash sneezed before he took a bite of the pizza in front of him. Ankh was about to bite into his popsicle, but turned away in order to avoid being sneezed on.
"What the hell?" Ankh growled. "I'm trying to eat here."
"Sorry sorry. Someone must be talking about me."
"Are you sure you're not catching a cold?" Duplica asked as she came out with a salad for herself.
"Oh please idiots don't get sick," another female voice said from the kitchen. Ankh actually smirked when he heard the jibe at Ash's intelligence.
"Hey! I'm not stupid Zoey!" Ash shouted back. A red head female appeared from the kitchen door. She was wearing a dark orange shirt and denim pants.
"Oh right, you're not stupid," Zoey rolled her eyes. She turned to her Leafeon, who was eating with Meowth, Pikachu, Ditto and an Espeon.
"He's just very dense," yet another female voice spoke up. From the stairs the led to the basement a girl with dark purple hair came up. She was wearing a pink dress. She had a kind smile on her face as she watched Ash face fault into the pizza in front of him.
"Sakura don't tease my friend!" a male voice shouted from the kitchen. It was a rather chubby male with red hair walked out. He was wearing what was a red karate Gi; however, the top seemed to be a lighter shade of red than the pants.
"Morrison it's all right. I mean I haven't seen all of you since I've been to your respective regions," Ash smiled at all of them. All of them smiled back, though Morrison sat down.
"I challenge you to a pizza eating contest Ash!" the chubby man shouted.
"Yes, and you can get fatter than you already are," Ankh sarcastically told the man.
"Ankh don't be so mean," Ash reprimanded. The blond rolled his eyes and got up.
"I'm going to my room." He raced up the stairs off to the side leaving the friends down stairs. When he was gone, Zoey and Sakura took seats at the table as well.
"I know that the friends that you travel with have character, but he seems..." Sakura started, but couldn't seem to find the right words to finish the sentence with.
"He's a rude jack ass," Zoey finished for her.
"Zoey I wasn't going to say that."
"He is one, whether you admit it or not."
"Zoey, that's not nice."
"Girl's its okay," Ash told them. "To be honest, I only met up with him a few yesterday, and I'm stuck taking care of him."
"You're stuck with him?" Duplica wondered. "Why?"
"Reasons I'd rather not say at the moment." The group of friends nodded and stared back at Ash.
"Hey Ash, let's have a battle," Morrison suggested.
"Tomorrow," Ash yawned. "I'm rather tired right now. I did a lot of physical activity today and my back is a little sore. I'm going up to bed. Good night guys."
"Good night Ash," everyone said almost in unison. When he was up the stairs all of them turned to look at Pikachu and Meowth to ask about Ash, but they already ran after their trainer. "Well, it's safe to say that Ash has changed a bit," Sakura told the rest of the group.
"You can say that again," Zoey sighed. "He doesn't have the same fire in his eyes that he had since I saw him last 4 years ago. I wonder what happened to him?"
"From what I overheard," Duplica started, "something happened to him during his visit to Orre region."
"Orre? You mean that desolate area where barely any wild pokemon are, where there are multiple crime syndicates and dark pokemon? That Orre?" Zoey asked, in shock.
"Yeah. That's all I could get out when I was eavesdropping."
"I heard that there was a war in Orre a couple of years ago," Morrison stated. "Not just large pokemon battles, but an actual war. Humans were using guns, pokemon attacked humans, it was all chaotic there for awhile."
"Do you think he was there when it all happened?" Sakura asked.
"I don't know, we should ask him when he wakes up," Duplica told them. "But for now we won't ask him anything like that."
(With Ash and Meowth)
What the group didn't know was that Ash had jumped out the window of the attic. He had Ankh stay and sleep to get some rest, while Pikachu was left to watch over him. This had Ash and Meowth walking towards a pay phone, with a place to swap your pokeballs. "You have the pokemon with you Meowth?" Ash asked.
"Yeah boss, here," Meowth gave him a single pokeball. Throwing the object into the air, Ash released the pokemon to reveal Max's Kirlia. The pokemon looked around confusedly before seeing Ash. She stiffened and was about to attack when Ash put up his hands.
"Wait, don't attack me!"
"Kirlia?" the pokemon asked confusedly.
"What did she say Meowth?"
"She was asking where Max was," Meowth translated.
"Max had an accident," Ash told the pokemon. Kirlia's eyes widened and looked like she was about to panic when Ash continued. "Don't worry he's safe for now, however he won't be able to use you because of the accident."
"Kirlia." The pokemon looked depressed when she heard that.
"I hope you don't mind, but do you think you can stay at the ranch where I keep my pokemon? At least until Max is healthy enough to battle with? I know it's a lot to ask of you to be away from him, but I need you to trust me on this." For a couple of seconds Kirlia was silent before nodding her head. "Okay. You'll be the first to know that Max is better got it? Return." Ash returned Kirlia into her pokeball and turned on the pay phone. Dialing in a number Ash and Meowth waited for the other person to pick up the phone. The duo had waited for about a minute before a teen picked up. The boy had a red cap and dark red hair. His blood red eyes stared at Ash emotionlessly, his face literally blank of any emotion. "Hey Red. I'm sending over my pokemon but I'm also sending over a friend's Kirlia. Is that okay with you?" The person nodded.
"Good. I also want Tyrannitar, Swellow, Charizard and Heracross in exchange for the others." The boy nodded and left the screen. Ash put in one of his pokeballs into the machine on the side and when they were ready, the ball there was switched with another one. This continued until Ash was done and switched out all of his current pokemon, save for Meowth and Pikachu. "Thanks Red. Take care of them for me will you?" The teen nodded his head and the screen went black.
"So those are the ones you're going to be using for a while boss?" Meowth asked.
"Yeah. Let's get some rest, work will start tomorrow, and if anything the Greeed will act up too knowing my luck."
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