As Lyra was running in thr hallway, she heard the horn from the ferry, letting her know they've arrived in Unova. She swiftly ran out of the ferry before any of the other people did. She kept running away. She ran, and ran, and ran until she was out of breath, and ended up somewhere she didn't know. It looked like a forest. There were trees, bushes, and tall grass all around her. She wandered around in a panic, clueless about which way to go, worried because she couldn't find anyone to ask for directions. Hopefully, somebody will tell her which way to go to get to Nuvema Town. But no matter which direction she headed off to, she saw nothing but trees and the darkness of their ominous shadows.
A branch cut into her face as she walked passed one particularly sharp tree. "Ow!" she shouted, as she put her hand to her chin. It stung a little when she touched it. Silently cursing the tree, she kept walking.
After a good hour of wandering around, she somehow ended up in a clearing. She saw a couple of men smoking and drinking. She cautiously walked up to them, praying to Arceus that they won't cause any harm to her. "Uhm... Hi... Ex... Excuse me... I'm lost and I..." Lyra said, seeing the men sitting there.
They got up and grinned menacingly at her, both with a dangerous look in their eyes. She suddenly realized she probably had a greater chance in the woods than staying here. Quickly, she bolted for the trees, but one of them caught her by the arm, while the other slipped behind her, preventing any means of escape. "Are you lost, pretty lady?" the front one asked the girl, reaching for her chest.
Lyra quickly tried to punch the man in front of her and finds her fist hitting air instead, "I only want directions, not- HEY!" Lyra felt something grab her arms from behind. Within seconds, her hands were bound with a rope. "Let... LET ME GO!" Lyra screamed, struggling to get free.
The man behind her was holding her too tight. She could barely move. He pulls a sharp knife out of his pocket and sticks the point to her neck, "Play nice or you'll get cut, kid!" he said, putting pressure on the knife.
Her throat started to bleed a little, making her squirm again. "I said don't... move, you little brat!"
The man in front went up closer to Lyra and started to rip her shirt open. "Stay still, so we can get this over with quickly!" the other one said.
Lyra didn't know what else to do at this point. Was this the thing anout what her mom said to her? About the strngers? Nothing can't be helped at this point. She just realized she left her bag and all her Pokemon back on the ferry. She panicked, and without thinking, she screamed the first name she could think of, "Eh... Eh... Ele... Eles... uhh... ELESA!" she screamed at the top of her lungs, with tears forming in her eyes.
One of the men tried to gag her with a rag. She responded by biting his hand. She bit down hard. He staggered back, blood flowing from the wound in his hand. "You little bitch! I'm going to kill you for that!" He staggered forward in a blind rage.
And right on cue, a large electrical ball hit the man that was coming at Lyra, striking him in the back and making him fall to the ground in seconds. He was clearly out cold. "Get away from that girl!" someone shouted from behind the trees. Lyra and her still conscious captor looked in the direction of the voice to see the familiar tall and blonde haired woman, Elesa, approaching from the woods. On her shoulder was a Pokemon that could only be described as a cute, black and white, flying squirrel with yellow cheeks with yellow and black wings. Standing next to her was Lyra's Meowth, holding her bag. "Thank you, Emolga," Elesa said to the Pokemon on her arm.
Lyra couldn't believe her eyes. Elesa and her Meowth were there to save her! "Elesa... you came to rescue me!" she cried, happy to see the female who had helped her to get onto the ferry.
"You... bitch! Take one more step and this girl gets it!" the man grabbed Lyra harder than before, putting the knife to her neck once more. "I suggest you stay where you are and watch me play with your friend here or she'll die!" he growled, unzipping Lyra's shorts.
"Eh... leh... suh... Help...!" Lyra was sobbing uncontrollably now. Her tears steamed down her cheeks.
Elesa just stood there, looking horrified of what was happening right before her eyes. 'I gotta think of somethin'! I just gotta!' she thought to herself and she gasped, 'That's it! It's a little risky, but it's my only option.' She looked down at Meowth. "You ready for that surprise attack, Meowth?" she whispered to the small Pokemon.
"Nya nya!" it said, putting down the bag, eager to help its trainer.
"This is gonna hurt a little, Lyra," she said, looking at the confused pair. "Meowth, use Shock Wave!"
"Nya... nyaaaaaaaaa!" it shouted, as an electrical charge pulsed from the tips of its paws. It sped across the clearing as it struck the man square in the head. Since he was holding Lyra, she got struck by the charge too, but it wasn't as strong. He lost grip of Lyra, but his knife flew out of his hand and left a big gash in Elesa's cheek as he flew back. He started having painful spasms on the ground.
"Serves him right," Elesa said, kicking him in the head and knocking him out. She undid the rope that held Lyra's hands, and the brunette just sat there on the ground, looking at Meowth and Elesa. "Are you alright..." Elesa walked around to face Lyra, waiting for her response, "...Lyra?"
Lyra saw blood dripping off Elesa's cheek, "Yuh-You're hurt... and yuh-your clothes... are c-covered in b-blood!" she sobbed.
"Huh?" the blonde girl said, poking at her wound. Lyra stood back on her feet as Elesa pulled a hankerchief out of her pocket. She started to wipe the blood off her cheek, and she also cleared the blood and tears off Lyra's chin and neck. "Neh, It's not deep or anything, and I can always get new clothes. I'm just glad you're sa-"
Before Elesa could say another word, Lyra jumped forward and clung onto her tightly, "You saved my life not once... but twice! What can I do to repay you?" she asked, looking up at the taller girl.
"Uhh. Geez. I don't know..." Elesa shrugged.
Lyra smiled at her, putting her warm hands on Elesa's smooth cheeks, trying not to ouch her injury, "I know... How about this?" She tip-toed as high as she could and smacked her lips against Elesa's, who really wasn't expecting it. Elesa just smiled as she kissed her back. Their heartbeats were crashing against each other's chests and she pulled Lyra closer to her.
Elesa broke the kiss after she saw something flash in the woods around them. Looking at Lyra, she said, "I wonder what that w... I mean, I think we should get out of here. Besides... Look at you..." she said and blushed as she looked away. Then she pointed at the brunette, whose shorts were about to fall down to her feet.
"Ah, crap!" Lyra zipped up the shorts to her overalls and grabbed her bag from the ground where Meowth left Meowth walked up to the side of the blonde woman and purred, "Looks like Meowth likes you." Lyra smiled.
"I bet!" Elesa said, smiling back at her. She pulled a gold-coloured shirt from her small bag and handed it over to Lyra, "I can see half of your chest there, Lyra. Wear this."
"Thanks," Lyra said, as she swiftly put it on.
"Let me lead you out of here."
"Okay!" Lyra said happily, but then stopped. "What about those two?" Lyra asked, pointing to the thugs.
"Oh, right. I nearly forgot about them." Elesa said, pulling a cellphone from her bag and dialing a number. "Yeah... it's me... uh-huh... a couple of thugs in the forest clearing... yep... buh-bye."
She turned to Lyra, "I called for a couple of officers. They'll be here to arrest these two shortly," she said. "We'd better get out of here."
On their way out of the woods, Lyra stopped Elesa. "Uhm, Ele..."
"Yes?" Elesa asked, wondering what's wrong. "What's up?"
"Nothing," Lyra said. "Um... I was just wondering about something."
"What?" Elesa asked.
"Well... when that one guy had me, you had Meowth use an attack I've never seen before. What was it?" Lyra asked.
"It's a powerful move that never misses its target. I taught it to your Meowth, hoping I could make it up to you for how I behaved on the ferry. I'm sorry," Elesa said.
"No, I should be apologizing to you," Lyra said, blushing. "I shouldn't have overreacted like that."
"Oh? That's nothing to apologize for. You were just following your feelings." Lyra didn't know what to say after that so they just walked quietly through the woods. Soon, they reached the end of the forest and could see a town. "Sorry, Lyra, I have to leave you now. I have some urgent things to do," Elesa said.
"But, Elesa. I want to know more about you and.."
"Don't worry! You will later!" Elesa said, placing her index finger on her own lips, and then placing them against Lyra's, who started blushing, "I have to go. I'll be seeing you!"
"Bye, Elesa!" Lyra said, waving at her friend, who was walking away. Her Meowth was waving goodbye as well. "Let's head to that town!" Lyra said, with a renewed enthusiasm.
"Nya nya nya!" shouted her Meowth, cheerfully agreeing with her.