Gakuen Unova

Chapter 6

It was the next morning, but since it was Saturday you didn't have to rush to school today. You normally would have slept in later on a Saturday, but Emmet had called earlier and asked you to go to the amusement park with him. You couldn't bring yourself to say no, so now you were getting ready to meet up with him. You showered and put on some clothes before leaving for the train station. Since you didn't really know your way around the city yet, you had agreed to meet up with Emmet there.

When you got the train station you noticed that it wasn't too crowded, but there was a fair amount of people around.

"Hello friend! Do you remember me? I am Emmet! You made me feel better when I was sad. Now we are going to the amusement park together. Let's go!"

Before you had a chance to respond, Emmet grabbed you by the hand and dragged you into the nearest train. The ride from the station near your house to the one by the amusement park was a short one. When you unboarded, you immediately saw the amusement park, and marveled at the sight of it. You had seen the park on TV before, but they had no amusement parks in Pallet Town so you had never seen one in person. Everything was so much bigger, and brighter. You would have taken more time to look at it, but Emmet was already going inside, and you didn't want to be left behind. Luckily, it wasn't too hard to catch up because there was a line.

"Wow. This place is so big." You said.

"Yup! It is verrrrry big! It is fun too! Normally I come here together with Ingo. He has to work though. He is verrrrry busy. That is why I asked you to come with me." Emmet replied.

You were curious about what sort of work Ingo could be doing on a Saturday, but you felt it was best to not ask.

Eventually, you and Emmet reached the front of the line and got tickets to enter the park with. You were then dragged around to various carnival games, none of which you had managed to win, by Emmet. After playing all of them, the two of you went to look for rides to go on.

"Hey! How about this one?" You asked, pointing to a nearby roller coaster.

"No! I cannot ride that one. That is Elesa's roller coaster." Emmet replied, with a hint of sadness in his tone. He perked up quickly though and dragged you away before you could ask any questions. "Let's ride this one!"

"Oh wow! A ferris wheel! I've never seen anything like this in person before!" You exclaimed. The ferris wheel was very big, but not much bigger than you pictured it being. Of course, the idea of riding it with Emmet made you a bit nervous, but the excitement for the ferris wheel was much more powerful. The two of you got on the ride and it slowly began to move before finally stopping at the very top.

"Wow. It's so beautiful" You said as you looked out at the city from the window.

"Yup! It is a verrrrry nice view! Look! There is Gear Station! Ingo is there now! He is a verrrrry hard worker!" Emmet enthusiastically replied.

"Ingo works at the train station?" You asked.

"Yup! Brother is a Depot Agent. I am Emmet. I am also a Depot Agent. One day I will be a Subway Boss. Together with Ingo."

"Depot Agent? So you two work on the trains? And if you work there too then why are you not there now?"

"Yup! We work on trains. I like trains. Ingo likes trains too. It is not my shift. I do not have to work now. I like working with Ingo though. I feel lonely when we are not together."

"Oh, I'm sorry."

"Do not worry! You are with me. I do not feel lonely anymore!"

The ferris wheel lowered back to the ground and you and Emmet departed. You both felt that it was a good time for a break, so you sat down on some nearby benches to relax.

"Hey, I'm getting a bit hungry. I'm gonna go get some ice cream. Do you want me to get you anything?" You asked.

"Yes! I like ice cream! I will pay for mine! Here is the money..." Emmet trailed off while staring into his wallet. "Ah! No! I spent all of my money on the games!"

"It's okay! I'll pay for your ice cream! You invited me here, so it's the least I could do."

"Ingo told me to save money! He is going to be mad!"

"Oh, I'm so sorry! Um, here." You pulled out some money and handed it to him. "I'm paying you back. I hope you don't mind. You spent a lot of money on me today, and I'm thankful, but I don't want you to get in trouble."

"Thank you! You are a verrrrry good person!" Emmet smiled.

"Oh, th-thank you. Um, I- I'm gonna go get the ice cream now." You blushed, and quickly walked off toward the ice cream stand.

You were starting to feel hot. Did it get warmer out? You figured it did, and you tried to get to the ice cream stand as quickly as possible so you could get something to cool down with. During your distraction, however, you failed to notice that there was someone in front of you, and you bumped into them.

"Watch where you're going, loser." A voice responded. You looked up and recognized the person you bumped into. It was Elesa!

"Oh, I'm really sorry!" You apologized.

"You better be sorry." Elesa bitterly retorted.

"Um, hey. I've seen you around a few times but I never really got a chance to introduce myself. My name is _." You said, in hopes of breaking the tension.

"I already know what your name is. Do you really think I haven't noticed you? I know what you're up to."

"Wh-what are you talking about?"

"Oh, don't play stupid. I saw you flirting with Emmet in double battles class. And do you really think I didn't see your little act on the train the other day?"

"Wha-what!? No! I-"

"I know you've been eyeing up Ingo as well. Don't you think that's a bit unfair? Taking both of them for yourself? You should at least share."

"No! I'm not going after both of them! I-"

"Oh, I understand now. You're going to make them fight over you. You're even worse than I thought. You must know that they're brothers. And, as Emmet has said more times than I can even count, they are very close. But that just make this game more fun for you, doesn't it?" She paused to sigh before continuing. "Ruining a deep, spiritual bond between brothers for your own amusement. You really are a cruel person."

You really didn't know how to respond. There were just too many accusations at once, and they were all absolutely ridiculous! You weren't given much time to think either, as Elesa started speaking again.

"I don't like you, but I decided to make this easy for you. You see, Emmet is a very sweet boy, but I simply cannot live off of sweets for the rest of my life. I need someone that can properly sustain me, and I'd really hate to say this, but I don't think Emmet can do that for me. A nice smile will only get one so far, after all. What someone really needs to succeed in this world is a nice brain, and, well, Emmet isn't the brightest star in the sky. That doesn't seem to be much of an issue for you though, so I am going to let you have him. Well, I must leave now. I have much more important matters to attend to. So long, new girl." Elesa turned her back to you and quickly disappeared into the crowd of people.

You stood there, dumbfounded, for several minutes. You couldn't believe that this had seriously just happened. Elesa really thought that you were trying to seduce the twins? And have them fight over you? And she dumped Emmet because of you? She thought you wanted to date him? Just the thought of dating either of the twins made you feel really strange. It must have gotten even hotter out as well, because you were starting to feel very hot. You looked around for something that you could cool off with and noticed the ice cream stand a few feet away.

Ice cream! Right! You were supposed to be buying that yourself and Emmet! You had completely forgotten! You quickly rushed over to the stand and purchased two ice cream cones. You then ran back to where you left Emmet, and thankfully, he was still there.

"I'm sorry I took so long. I- I kind of got lost." You lied. You figured it would be best to not tell Emmet about your encounter with Elesa.

"That is alright. You do not know your way around yet. I should have helped. I am verrrrry sorry." Emmet replied.

"Oh, no. It's fine. Really. Um, here's your ice cream." You sad as you gave one of the ice cream cones to Emmet. You then sat down next to him on the bench and began to eat your ice cream as well.

Once you were both done eating, you noticed that it was starting to get late and decided to go home. Emmet offered to walk you home, and you accepted. You took the train to the station near your house. You then walked a bit, and then finally made it home.

"Thanks for inviting me to the amusement park with you. I had a lot of fun today." You said.

"It is no problem. Today was a verrrrry fun day. Yep! Let's play again sometime!" Emmet replied.

"Sure. I'd love to." You smiled.

"I like you verrrrry much. Yep! You are a verrrrry nice person. You made me feel better when I was sad. I had a lot fun today too. I would like to play with you all the time. Will you be my girlfriend?" Emmet excitedly asked.

You blushed. Girlfriend!? Did he really just ask you that?! You stared at him for a bit to try to figure out if he was joking or not, but the excited and hopeful look on his face made you think he was serious.

"Um, I- I don't know." You stuttered, and blushed even more. "I- I mean, um, I- I like you, b-but we kind of just met, a-and I don't know how Ingo would feel either, and- and I just don't want to rush things."

"Oh." He looked and sounded disappointed, but quickly perked up again before continuing. "That is alright. We can just be friends then. Yep! I have to go now. Goodbye friend!" Emmet replied, before running off.

After he was out of sight, you realized that you were very tired. A lot happened today, after all. You went inside and into your room to think about it. Emmet had taken your rejection surprisingly well. In fact, you worried that he had taken it a bit too well, but he had run off before you had a chance to ask him if he was okay. After all, he was just dumped a few days earlier, and now he had been rejected again.

Everything seemed fine, but you shake the feeling that something was wrong.

Verrrrry wrong.