Hello there and welcome to chapter- wait... this isn't a chapter? Haha! Nope, this is the notice that the sequel to 'A Force to Be Reckoned With' is up! You can go find it on my profile if you want! Huzzah! I took a couple of weeks to write out the first few chapters, and I finally posted it! Yay! I'm incredibly excited about it.

As you probably know from the last chapter there won't be any BrockxWhite stuff in it. Only Ferriswheelshipping from here on out.

I said I'd have a summary in this chapter, but being as I am terrible with summaries I decided to whip up a small part of sorts that will be in the next story as a bit of a summary/preview/I don't know what to call it so I just continue to ramble. XD


That mark. I knew that mark. The shield with the blue P and black and white background was one emblem I would never mistake.

"P-plasma?" I whispered to myself.

I hadn't in a million years thought I would see that mark again. Maybe in books, or when someone created a documentary about Team Plasma in the future, but definitely not now, only a few months since all of the Sages of Team Plasma were jailed.

The man who was wearing the emblem froze, his eyes widening as he took in my appearance. He almost looked frightened.

"Who are you?" I asked in bewilderment.

The man's mouth opened, no words sounding before he closed it again.

"Are you a grunt?" I asked, taking a step toward the man.

He didn't look like a grunt. The blue and white uniforms I had gotten to used to seeing were usually the sign that someone was one of the workers for Team Plasma. But this man, this man wore all black. It looked like a polished uniform, one of someone who knew what they were doing. However this man didn't exactly seem like he felt comfortable stealing a Pokemon, and it was more than a little obvious he wasn't doing a good job with it either.

The Herdier at his feet barked once, sending a ferocious growl at the man before bounding over to me, its tongue flopping out of its mouth in glee. It halted once it reached me, plopping down by my feet and rubbing its head on my knee.

If I hadn't have been so stunned by the person in front of me I would've petted the dog Pokemon, and told it that everything was going to be alright. However it seemed to be taking being stolen better than I was.

The man still hadn't answered me and I found myself growing impatient, "Who are you?" I demanded.

The man took a deep breath, straightening the gloves on his hands before he finally spoke up, his voice shaky. "Yes, I am a Plasma grunt."

It felt like I had been slapped in the face. He was a grunt. A grunt for Team Plasma. The organization that didn't exist any longer.

The man let out an irritated sigh, "Did you not hear?"

"Hear what?" I squeaked.

"Ghetsis and the rest of the Sages 'escaped' from prison," the grunt said, using air quotes around the word 'escaped'.

I nodded, "Y-yeah, I heard about that."

It had been all over the news. I doubted anyone hadn't heard. However Unova had been told not to worry, that the Sages were harmless now and that Team Plasma wouldn't ever cause any harm again.

But as I watched the grunt in front of me glare in my direction, the shining Plasma badge on his suit, I knew they had been wrong.


So there's a bit of a preview... kinda. Anyway, before you go and check that story out, *wink wink nudge nudge* Haha! I just want to thank all of you again.

I want to thank everyone who read this story. Whether you read all of the chapters or only one, I want to thank you. This story was my first, and I never expected the response I got. So thank you so much.

And a few extra extra special shoutouts!

To Poke-ninja6600 and ChelseaSienaJosephineCassandra. Both of you have read from almost the beginning when I first posted this story. You have definitely been two of the biggest supporters and I just want to hug both of you if I could... so internet hug I guess? And I hope (even though Poke-ninja was routing for Brock) that you'll enjoy the sequel just as much!

To Sweettjrose, XWhiteChanX, Let Flygons Be Flygons, Greyrosereddragon, and starchaseremerald. You guys have been some who have followed this story for a while as well. Leaving me some amazing reviews and hopefully enjoying this story as well! You have definitely kept me going as well and I can't thank you enough!

To RoseMasterD87. You have been a humungous help to me. You've not only given me some amazing feedback, but helped me with picking out certain episodes to base chapters off of when dealing with Brock, Misty, Ash, May, Max, and all of those little suckers. An amazing help and (even though you were routing for Brock as well) hopefully you'll enjoy the next one. XD

And finally just a big thanks to those of you who have faved/followed/reviewed on this story. I remember every single review I receive, and I love every fave/follow. I couldn't ask for a better bunch of readers.

I think I just said thanks about twenty times. XD

Anyway, so the sequel is up, it's called, "The Driving Force" and I am so super excited about it you have no idea. Haha!

So if you want to go check that out and continue on, on this journey with me I will love you forever. If not, I understand and I really want to thank you for reading thus far!

So I'll see you guys over there for more adventures and fun and... epically long authors notes. XD

Thanks again!

~Poke-lover88