Pokemon X and Y chapter one: Old goal, new roads.
Ash Ketchum was returning home after some daily training with Pikachu. A year had passed since his journeys in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh and Unova. Although he was only eleven, he had some distinctive features such as his coal brown eyes and messy raven hair and the lightning bolt shapes on the side of his cheeks.
Ash's starter and long-time companion was his Pikachu which he received from Professor Oak. Pikachu had been with him ever since Ash was ten and they had been through a lot together.
Walking into his house, Ash was greeted by two Pokemon; one was a Mr Mime, a Pokemon with a round white body with a spot in the middle. It also had light pink arms and legs connected to his body by red spheres. Mr Mime, truthfully, looked like a court jester. Delia had befriended the Mr Mime during Ash's Kanto journey.
The other Pokemon was a small black fox-like pokemon. Its fur was black with the fringe and feet a deep shade of Crimson. It had sky blue eyes and two red spots above them. It was a Zorua, known as the tricky fox Pokemon. This was a parting gift for Ash from his friend Iris before she left to return to become a gym leader in Unova.
Pikachu hopped off Ash's shoulders and the electric rodent and the small fox ran around the house playing tag.
Mr Mime, as per usual, was cleaning the house and upon seeing Ash on sight, started to hoover his face off.
"Argh Mr Mime! Stop it!" Ash exclaimed as Mr Mime began to hoover his clothes too. Mr Mime was the house cleaning expert and was designed to clean anything dirty on sight.
Ash walked into the kitchen to see a young woman in her mid-twenties with dazzling brunette hair and eyes. She was busy cooking as she hummed about how long to put the food in the oven.
Ash tried to see what his mum was cooking only to be lightly slapped on the head and pushed back.
"Sorry dear but you have to wait and see" Delia chirped cheerfully. Ash's mother loved to experiment with different ingredients and measure the outcomes; it was what she had learned from Ash's friend Brock. Brock was with Ash for a percentage of his travels before leaving after his Sinnoh journey to pursue a new goal of becoming a Pokemon Doctor.
Ash, of course, had other friends he travelled with. Like Misty, who travelled with him through Kanto, Johto and the Orange Archipelago before she left to become the gym leader of Cerulean City. And Tracey who travelled with him through the Orange Archipelago and was now Professor Oak's assistant.
Ash had travelled with a lot of friends that past year and still kept in contact with them. Well…almost all of them… Ash reached into his pocket and his hand brushed against something smooth, not worn out despite the age. Ash made sure to take care of it…as it reminded him of her.
Ash snapped out of his trance as there was a knock on the door. Opening it, he was greeted by a familiar sight.
"Good day Ash how are you today?" Professor Samuel Oak, one of the head Professors of Pokemon asked.
"Professor Oak!" Ash exclaimed wondering what beckoned the Professor to come to their home. Of course Professor Oak was a frequent visitor and was Delia's teacher when she was younger. Delia rushed to the door and beckoned Professor Oak inside.
"Now I just made Dinner and it would be rude to just ask you to leave" Delia said as she pushed Professor Oak into the kitchen. Ash closed the door shut as he joined the two elders.
"The Kalos Region?" Ash asked surprised. Professor Oak nodded.
"You see the Kalos region has new Pokemon not seen in the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh and Unova regions" Professor Oak replied before Ash raised his hand.
"I know all about the region Professor" Ash replied. Professor Oak looked at Ash, surprised by the revelation.
"You see while I was going on the Decolora Island cruise with Iris and Cilan we travelled with a reporter from the Kalos region" Ash stated as he remember the plucky reporter always running off to look for stories.
"Well my boy I'm sure you would want to compete in the Kalos league then wouldn't you?" Ash jumped out of his seat, excited.
"The Kalos league huh…I want to compete in the Kalos league!" Ash said, eyes sparkling. Pikachu, who was eating besides Zorua, also had sparkling eyes, which caused Zorua to sweat-drop.
Deep in the canyons of mount spirit stood a metal trapdoor. Normally people would try to open it to no avail and give up on it, but if you were a member of Team Rocket, you would press your key card on the rock besides the trapdoor and it would swing open to reveal the new base of the crime organisation, Team Rocket. In the mastermind of the organisation, Giovanni Sakaki, office stood three of his agents, Jessie, James and Meowth.
"Look at this and pay attention" Giovanni said as a holographic image of a region pulled up in front of the three lackeys.
"What's this?" Jessie Inquired confused at the unknown region.
"It is the Kalos region"
"The Kalos region? I never heard of it sir" James said. It was the same case for the Unova region.
"The next stepping stone for Team Rocket's glory" Giovanni said as he waved his hand dismissively. Jessie, James and Meowth saluted before exiting the office.
Unknown to them, including Giovanni, was an organisation that keeps itself hidden to everyone except the Kalos citizens.
The next day Ash was on the video phone with his friend, the gym leader Misty.
Her sense of fashion had changed over the year. Now she left her hair loose and wore a headband with water droplets decorated on the sides, giving it a glitzy aura. She now wore a bright yellow short sleeved dress which showed her shoulders and wore a locket in the shape of a water droplet which held the picture of her travels with Ash and Brock. She also wore a Rose red bracelet given to her from Tracey. She also wore blue sneakers with blue lightning shapes on the sides, reminiscent of her earlier sneakers from her travels. She also carried a pouch with gym badges to award trainers who won in their battles against her.
"I'm not surprised frankly…you were always ready for gym battles Ash Ketchum" Misty said winking at him. Though they never showed it, they teased each other so they could forget how they missed travelling together. Ash and Misty were always the best of friends.
"Oh you really think so, eh-miss-I'm-a-gym-leader-so-I'm-now-the-boss-of-yo u" Ash said, anger boiling in his veins. Misty had a knack for teasing him. But not as much as May…
"Well mister I-always-get-angry-at-jokes I'm just saying…your always one for adventure and you usually find trouble along the way" Misty winked at Ash again as she acted like she was his superior.
Though he didn't want to admit it, she was right. Over that past year Ash faced five criminal organisations, Team Rocket, Team Magma, Team Aqua, Team Galactic and Team Plasma. Ash and his friends managed to disband the last five, but Team Rocket still pillaged the residents of Kanto. Ash hoped he wouldn't have to face any more organisations.
"Listen Ash I have to go. Tracey just arrived and a new challenger is waiting for me" Misty said as she waved him goodbye. Ash returned the gesture before disconnecting the call. Sighing, Ash walked over to Pikachu and scratched under his chin, earning a content coo from the latter.
Delia then walked over to Ash with a new set of clothes and a plane ticket.
The clothes included a dark blue shirt with a pulled up collar and white light patterns running down the shirt. There were also his baggy black pants and red and black air forces accompanied by a red cap with a White half pokeball at the top, the rim white.
Delia waved the set of clothes and ticket in the air.
"Look what I have Ash!" Delia chirped. Ash smiled, glad to know his mum always helped him on his journeys. Taking the clothes and tickets, he walked into his room and changed into the new clothes.
May was in the Petalburgh city gym, leaning against the wall. She now wore a white blouse with a black collar and grey hi tops. She also wore a white bandanna with a black pokeball insignia at the top. She had dazzling sapphire orbs and chocolate brown hair and she was also…well…
May was bored to put it bluntly. She had competed in the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn AND Sinnoh contests. Two of those contest travels were with her friends Ash, Brock and her brother Max.
Now she had nothing to do. The Wallace cup tournament was finished for this month. She had competed last year in the Sinnoh tournament, meeting up with Ash and Brock again in the process.
Sighing she leaned back and thought about the bittersweet topic on her mind at the moment, Ash…
Ash was at the airport, saying his goodbye to Delia.
"Now remember to change your underwear every day and have fun" Delia said smiling. Ash was embarrassed, his mum always did remind him to change his underwear and it annoyed him. He wasn't a little kid! Though Iris used to call him that…
"Don't worry about me mum!" Ash said as he hopped onto the plane before turning to wave. Pikachu and Zorua hi fived each other before Pikachu jumped onto Ash's shoulders.
Ash found an empty seat as the plane took off. He waved at his mum and Zorua before they couldn't be seen. Sinking into his seat, he stroked Pikachu's fur, eager for his new journey.
Meanwhile a brunette was waking up from her nap, yawning. She was eager, acknowledging she was getting her first Pokemon today. Sighing she jumped up and ran towards the bathroom, starting her morning routine.
Disclaimer: I don't own Pokemon! If I did I wouldn't be writing fanfic would I?
Next chapter: hosing down a Froakie!
Ash has finally arrived in Kalos. Now he and twins Serena and Caleb have to help Professor Sycamore with a sick Froakie. Meanwhile Team Rocket begins their plans for the Kalos region.
A/U: and there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this chapter. Took me a long time to finished it and come up with the storyline. And, if you're wondering no I am NOT theultimateeevee I'm her sister, she's just taking a break from Fanfiction and will return soon. story will be updated when X and Y is released :3