Note from the Author
Well, this is going to be a very important chapter in the story, since it will introduce a lot of important characters in it, as well as some minor OCs.
Also, credit goes to The Guardian 1412, and wisdom-jewel for their time in creating OCs for this story.
Hope you enjoy.
Chapter Five: Thiefs of Viridian City
Rail arrived at Viridian City. The first thing that he had noticed was that the city, unlike Pallet, was full of people. It seemed like there was more people here than on the docks this morning when he arrived back in Kanto. Everything was happening fast. In the morning, Rail did not have any Pokémon. Now he owns two. The day was about to be over. The sun was beginning to set as he entered the Pokémon Center. He walked up to the nurse, who seem like she was the same as the one he met back at Pallet.
"Hey, didn't I see you back in Pallet Town? How did you make it here before me?" Rail asked, as if he just saw a ghost.
The nurse smiled at the boy's ignorance. "No, you saw my cousin. Apparently, I have a whole bunch of cousins who look exactly like me. And apparently, we all decided to become nurses. Many people becomes confused, and that is okay. You will get use to it one day. I am guessing that you came here to heal your Pokémon?"
Rail thought that it was amazing that she has so many cousins that look just like her. He decided to just accept the paranormal and gave her two Poke balls. "Here you go one of many Nurse Joys. I have my Poochyena and my recent catch, Pidgey. Just to let you know, I caught that Pidgey with nobody's help but the strength of my Poochyena." Rail said, bragging about his latest catch.
As soon as nurse Joy was given the Poke balls, a girl came up from behind Rail. She had long, light brown hair and was wearing a white shirt along with white shorts. Rail noticed that she was holding a Squirtle in her hands. Its skin seemed a bit more on the purple side than on the light blue. "Nurse Joy! Please help my Squirtle! He got hurt in the Viridian forest! I think he got poisoned!"
"Oh dear, let me see his condition and I will check on what I could do." Nurse Joy placed the Poke balls in her pocket and carried the little turtle Pokémon to the back.
Rail saw that this girl was crying. He felt bad since he knew that if one of his Pokémon were in Squirtle's state, he wouldn't know what to do. "Hey, don't worry. Nurse Joy will handle everything. It is going to be fine."
The girl looked up to Rail with teary eyes. "Are you sure? Squirtle stopped speaking about twenty minutes ago."
"Of course I am sure. It is her job to heal Pokémon; so being poisoned much be kids play to her. I promise that Squirtle is going to be alright." Rail was shocked at himself. He was never good at comforting people before. This just came out of nowhere. The girl gave him a hug as she shoved her wet eyes on his shoulder.
An hour had pass, and the sky was almost completely black. The girl had fallen asleep on the couch waiting for Nurse Joy to come and Rail was sitting across on another couch. The Pokémon center was almost completely empty now with the exception of two other people. One of the two people was a girl with long blue hair that hung almost to her thighs. She wore a green dress. The other person, who was carrying an egg, had on a red vest over a long sleeve yellow shirt and was male.
"Hey, what Pokémon is in that egg?" Rail asked the boy.
The boy looked up and smiled at Rail. "I still don't know yet." He said, holding the blue and black egg. "It was given to me awhile ago, and it still has not hatched. Professor Elm, a professor in the Johto region, never found out. So I decided to wait to find out what it is until it finally hatches."
"That is cool." Rail responded, "And by the way, my name is Rail."
"I'm Zane, and I take it that you are a trainer?"
"That's right; though I am not as strong as I should be since I just started today."
"Oh, so you just started. That is cool. Are you aiming to go to the league this year?"
"Not really." Rail answered, "I am aiming to become champion of the league this year! Nobody is going to stop me!"
"Well, if you put it that way..." The girl with long blue hair spoke. "Then you won't be able to complete that goal for this year at least. Me and my Ivysaur are taking it all the way this year. Then after we become champions, I plan on settling down and becoming a researcher and letting everyone else a chance at becoming a champion." She laughed, "And by the way, I'm Audrey."
A loud beep noise came from a long hallway, leading to the emergency room; representing that the operation has been completed. The sound instantly woke up the girl that had fallen asleep as she rushed to the opening door.
Nurse Joy came out with three Poke balls. "Everything is fine. Squirtle is okay. He just had a bad case of poison. You should really watch out for the bug Pokémon in the forest. People think that they are weak, but if you disturb them, they will be quick to poison whoever is close by." Nurse Joy handed one Poke ball to the girl, walked over to Rail and gave him his two Poke balls. "Your Pokémon are okay also."
The girl summoned her Squirtle and gave it a big hug. Any normal Pokémon would have been bothered by the force at which the girl was hugging, but Squirtle's shell prevented it from receiving any pain from it. "I love you so much Squirtle, don't go rushing into the forest all alone like that. You got have gotten hurt even worse if I never found you." She sat down next to Rail. "Thank you for having faith in Squirtle." She said to Rail.
"Your welcome, I just know when everything is going to be okay. I never got your name. I'm Rail." Rail said smiling at the girl.
"My name is Katherine, or Kathy for short. And this is my starter Pokémon Squirtle. He tends to rush things a bit, getting him in very bad situations. But I love him either way."
"And let me guess," Zane spoke, "You want to become champion as well?"
Kathy smiled in her guilt. "Yep, I promised my Squirtle that we are going to be the best there is. Why, are you all planning on becoming champions this year also."
Everyone nodded. "Wow, that means that it is going to be a tough ride." Audrey said, "I wonder how much more trainers are going to be in the league this year. All I need is five more badges."
"You already got badges? Then why are you over here, shouldn't you be getting the rest right now?" Rail asked, aware at just how late he became a trainer.
"I was just visiting Professor Oak yesterday. He did a lot for me when I was a kid, so I just wanted to catch up on a few things with him." Audrey answered.
"I don't have any yet, but tomorrow, the first thing that I am going to do is to challenge the Viridian city gym and get my first badge." Rail said.
"I wouldn't do that if I were you." Audrey replied, "The Viridian Gym leader is said to be the strongest gym leader all throughout Kanto, and possibly the world. In some research that I did, he is considered equal to the elite four of the Kanto region, but decided to become a Gym leader."
Rail stared in amazement at the facts. "So where should I challenge my first gym at?"
"Pewter City." Audrey took out a small badge. "If you win, you will get one of these."
To Rail, the small badge looked so cool. He knew that he would have to get one to prove that he could make it in the league.
"I agree." Zane said taking out a small case that look like it would contain glasses. "Pewter city would be the best choice since it has the least experienced leader." He opened the case that blew Rail's mind apart. Zane had all eight badges to qualify for the tournament.
"How... how did you get so many badges in so little time?" Rail asked, drawling out from his mouth.
"Oh, I already had most of my Pokémon trained from last year, and my dad owns a helicopter so he flew me to each gym and I battled them. And Audrey is right, I barely won the Viridian gym leader." Zack had put away the badge case and continued speaking. "I am planning on taking a quick break from battling and training, then train my Pokémon to beat the league so I can become Champion."
"Wow, you are going to be tough to beat then." Rail stated, "But I won't have you beat me. I will become champion and prove to the world just how tough I am." A thought popped up in Rail's mind as he asked his question in wonder. "Hey Zane, Audrey, if you two were not here to get your Pokémon healed, why are you here?"
"Good question." Zane said, "I just needed a place to stay for the night."
"Me too;" Audrey doubled, "I don't feel like it is necessary to sleep outside in a town like this. You know, the creeps that come out from nowhere wanting things."
"Yea, I totally understand." Rail said, "So we are allowed to sleep here?"
"Yep," The Pokémon center is free to sleep in as long as you are a certified trainer, like we all are." Zane answered.
Nurse Joy came with a bunch of blankets and pillows. "I overheard your conversation and I take it that you all are going to stay for the night." She handed a pillow and a blanket to each of the four trainers. "The doors are going to be locked in a few minutes. Does any of you need anything before I go to sleep?"
"No thank you." Everyone said.
"Okay, well then, goodnight." Nurse Joy went to the nurses' room and shut the door behind her.
The four trainers had conversed before heading to sleep. Since there were only two couches, Rail and Zane decided to sleep on the floor and let the girls sleep on the couches.
During the middle of the night, Rail woke up, having to use the bathroom. He silently walked to the rest room, not wanting to wake anyone up, and did his business in the bathroom. When he arrived back to where everyone was sleeping, he notice that Kathy was not there. After a minute of looking around, he saw that she was on the second floor looking out from a window. He walked up to her. "Is everything okay Kathy?" He asked.
For a second, she did not answered. She finally spoke. "Yea, everything is fine. It is just that, I think someone is here with us."
"What do you mean?" Rail asked. "It is just me, you, Zane, Audrey, and Nurse Joy here."
"No, there is somebody else." Rail noticed that here eyes were not her normal blue color, but instead, were more violet.
Then all of a sudden, Rail heard footsteps at the corner of the wall that was nearby them. "Hey, whose there?" Rail asked, raising his voice.
Even though Rail did not see who it was, he definitely saw a shadow move down the stairs. The two began running after it. By the time that the two made it down the stairs, they lost track of the shadows.
He saw that Kathy's eyes were back to her normal blue color. Rail ignored this and went to turn on the lights of the room, waking both Zane and Audrey from their sleep.
"Hey, what happened?" Zane asked, still half asleep. The two fully woken up at the sound of things falling at the far end of the building. "What the heck was that?"
The four began running to the last room of the Pokémon Center. Rail tried to turn on the lights, but it seemed that someone had broke the light bulbs. "Whose in here?" Zane asked. A shadow moved near the center of the room. It then separated into five shadows that took the form of people.
On of the shadows spoke, "Prepare for trouble..."
Another one spoke right afterwards, "And Make it double..."
Note from the Author
Well, I hope that this chapter satisfied you all. It was really fun for me in writing this chapter. Let me know what you think of it in a review.
Have a nice day