The Return of the Forgotten Hero
Disclaimer: I don't own POKEMON, PERIOD.
Author's Note: This is not a betrayal story, and it's not one of those stories that Ash returns with a young child with him either. I have made major changes to it.
Prologue: Being Away Part 1
In the desolate region of the Orre region, a ten year old girl is on her pokemon journey. She has medium length pink hair and bright blue eyes. She is a bit small for a ten year old kid. The girl has bright purple shirt with jeans and tennis shoes. She also has a Riolu on her shoulder.
At first glance, she doesn't like a girl that has faced hardships in her life. However in reality, she is faced with many hardships in her young life. The girl is blind, but she uses her special aura to see. She grew up in an orphanage in the Orre region, and the head of the orphanage is cruel and mean like a creepy Malamar. It was only two weeks ago that the lady kicked the girl out from the orphanage because the girl already got her pokemon trainer license, starter pokemon, and pokedex from a pokemon professor and Nurse Joy in a near by town. The lady also didn't like the fact that the girl got the education and martial arts training as well.
The girl looks at Riolu as they spot a young Eevee being picked on by a group of teenage guys. The girl glares at them as she gets really mad. "Leave that Eevee alone". The girl said to the three teenage boys. The boy's looks at the girl. "This is none of your business you brat". Mean boy #1 said to her. "Yeah why don't you go run home to mommy and daddy". Mean boy #2 said to her. "Unless you want to hand over your Riolu and we will forget about that weak Eevee". Mean Boy# 3 said to her.
The girl rushes over to Eevee's side. "No way, Riolu is my starter pokemon. I will battle all three of you by myself to defend Eevee from you blowhards". The girl said to them. The three mean guys look at the girl who are ready to battle the girl.
Close by, another teenage boy notices what's going on. He has raven colored hair and chocolate brown eyes. He has a five o'clock shadow growing. The guy frowns as he sees the girl defending an injured Eevee from the three trainers with her Riolu. The girl is losing quick as she is in a three on one battle. The guy grabs a pokeball as he lets out his Secptile. "Use protect", the guy said to Secptile. It nods as a veil protects the girl and Riolu.
The thugs and the girl are stunned by this. "Alright where did that come from"? Guy#1 asks as they suddenly realize that someone is coming to defend the girl. "I did got a problem with that". The guy said to them. The girl looks at him as she wonders who he is.
Guy#2 glares at the newcomer. "This is between us and the bratty little girl, punk. We were about to take her Riolu and that weakling Eevee until you came along". Guy#2 said to him. "Yeah, this a private affair". Guy #3 said to the guy.
The guy glares at Guy#2 and guy#3. "First of all, when it concerns to an innocent kid and pokemon, it becomes my business. Secondly when bullies and abusive trainers pick on innocent pokemon, it becomes my business. Third of all, when a battle is heavily one sided and not fair, it also becomes my business to step in and help the innocent. I will defeat you so quickly that you would wish that you never mess with her in the first place". The guy said to them.
The three thugs glare at the guy. "You might be more of a worthy challenge that that brat. Hitmonchan fire punch". Guy#1 said to his pokemon. "Beebrill twin needle attack now". Guy#2 said to his pokemon. "Drapion use pin missile". Guy#3 said to his pokemon.
The guy looks at them. "Use hyper beam", the guy said to his Secpitle as it fires a massive hyper beam against the three thugs's pokemon. They are stunned by the massive power of the guy's Secpitle as they take off scared as they take their pokemon with them.
The girl looks at the guy that saved her. "Thank you, but this Eevee needs help". The girl said to the guy. He nods to her as they rush it to a local pokemon center.
The girl watches over the weak Eevee as her Riolu is getting healed. The guy went up to the girl. "What were you doing out there all by yourself". The guy asks the girl. She looks at him. "I am only a beginner trainer, and I wanted to train Riolu before leaving the Orre Region to compete in pokemon gyms and pokemon contests. When they were picking on Eevee in there, I couldn't stand by and do nothing". The girl explains to the guy.
The guy nods to the girl. "I understand completely. How long have you been on your journey on your own"? The guy asks the girl. She looks at the guy. "To tell you the truth, I am only been on my journey for a couple of weeks, and I am actually blind. I use my aura to see". The girl admits to the guy. The guy has a stunned look on his face. "Wow, you have perseverance, and I will give you that. I am Zeo, Zeo Thunderbolt". Zeo said to the girl.
The girl looks at Zeo. "I can also tell if you are lying to me. Zeo Thunderbolt is not your actual name is it". The girl said to Zeo. Zeo is taken back by this. "No, it's actually codename. Where are your parents"? Zeo asks the girl. The girl looks at Zeo. "I am an orphan. Two weeks ago, I got kicked out from the orphanage because I have gotten a pokemon trainer license, pokedex, and my starter pokemon". The girl said to Zeo.
Zeo looks at the girl as he realizes that she has no one in the world to look out for her. Nurse Joy walk towards them. "How is Riolu an Eevee"? The girl asks Nurse Joy. "It will be just fine after some rest. You were lucky that he came by when you were in trouble". Nurse Joy said to the girl as Riolu jumps on her shoulder after being healed. The girl nods to Nurse Joy.
Eevee comes around as it sees the girl. It jumps in the girl's arms as it licks her face. "You are a playful one aren't you, Eevee". The girl said to Eevee. It nods as the girl pets it. Zeo has a small smile on his face as he watches her interact with Eevee.
The girl grabs an empty pokeball out. "Eevee do you want to come with me? Together we can become stronger and friends". The girl said to Eevee. It nods yes to the girl as it hits the pokeball with its paw. The pokeball opens as a red light zaps the Eevee in the pokeball. The catch is confirmed. Riolu smiles as it got a new friend and team mate. "Eevee welcome to my team". The girl said as she does a pose.
Zeo has a small smile again as it reminds him so much when he caught a new pokemon. He slightly frowns as he also remembers about a fallen partner that celebrated with him. Nurse Joy looks at Zeo. "I am curious if you want to take her with you. It's not safe for her to travel around the Orre region alone. Plus she doesn't have anyone". Nurse Joy said to Zeo.
Zeo looks at Nurse Joy as he knows with a young beginning trainer with him will be dangerous. Zeo looks at the girl. "Hey, what do you want to become as a trainer"? Zeo asks the girl.
The girl looks at Zeo as she is curious what Zeo wants to know. "I want to become a hard working pokemon trainer that always put pokemon first before myself. I want to become the first blind pokemon master and top coorindator. I don't let my disability to hold me back from my dreams". The girl said to Zeo.
Zeo nods as he likes the girl's answer. "This journey will be dangerous for and me. Are you able to listen to me and obey every thing I tell you. When I said hide, you go hide with out question. When I tell you about my life, you don't say a word to anyone else understand". Zeo said to the girl. The girl slightly understands the orders. "Yes, secrets are meant to keep for yourself. If you tell a secret, you should tell to just one person. There is not a second best person". The girl said to Zeo.
Zeo is taken back by the girl's response. "We have understand each other then". Zeo said to the girl. "Yes I understand Zeo", the girl said to Zeo. Zeo nods to the girl. "What's you name then"? Zeo asks the girl. "My name is Gabby". Gabby said to Zeo. Zeo nods to Gabby.
A couple of days later, Zeo and Gabby are on a boat towards the Kalos region. Zeo told Gabby his real identity and about the fallen partner. As the two arrive in the Kalos Region, Zeo and Gabby train the mountain areas of the region. Gabby caught Fennekin, Pidgey, Noibat, and Clauncher. She also gained Amaura, Flabébé, Absol, Inkay and Honedge. Her Eevee evolved into Glaceon, and her Riolu evolved into Lucario.
While in Kalos, Zeo informed Professor Oak about Gabby and her situation. He was not as thrilled that he gained a new friend in the mission that he is doing, but he realized that Gabby doesn't have anyone in the world. He will be happy to look after her pokemon when she has a full team.
Gabby and Zeo trained every single day. Plus on the rare occasions when they were in a city, Gabby challenged the pokemon gyms in the Kalos Region. When it came to the Kalos League, Zeo and Gabby has a special place close to the stadium but yet secluded from the crowd. Gabby caught 9 pokemon in Kalos while Zeo traded 5 of his Tauros away for Litleo, Pancham, Bibacle, Gogoat, and an very angry and intimidating Cleffa.
One particular day, Gabby and Zeo are in Lumious City. Gabby has a gym battle at the Lumious Gym. Gabby notices that Zeo is distant as they look at the Tower. "Big Brother, you seem troubled". Gabby said to Zeo. Gabby looks up to Zeo as her big brother. Zeo looks at Gabby. "This place brings back memories for me Gabby. We can talk about it later". Zeo said to Gabby. The two walk towards the gym.
As they walk in the gym, Gabby has that determined look on her face. "I am here to challenge the Lumious Gym Leader in a pokemon battle for a gym badge". Gabby said to hope that someone will hear her. A guy with blonde hair and glasses walk towards them. "I am Clemont, and I accept your challenge". Clemont said to Gabby.
Gabby looks at Clemont. "I am Gabby from the Orre Region". Gabby said to Clemont. Clemont is surprised that a trainer from the Orre region has come to challenge the gym. "Follow me", Clemont said to Gabby as Zeo follows them to the arena. Zeo sits in the stand as a referee stands at postion to judge the battle.
The referee looks at the two trainers as they walk on the trainer box. "This gym battle between the gym leader Clemont vs the challenger Gabby will now begin. Each trainer can only use three pokemon. The battle will conclude when one trainer is unable to continue. Furthermore only the challenger is allowed to make substitutions. Begin". The referee said as the battle gets started.
As the gym battle gets going, Clemont gets surprised that Gabby used pokemon that had the type disadvantage in a battle. However he gets overwhelmed by her skill at a young age as she won her battle. Gabby won the gym battle as Zeo watched the battle. "You did great Gabby". Zeo said to Gabby. "Thank you", Gabby said to Zeo.
Clemont walks up to Gabby as he presents her with the gym badge. "Alright, the Lumious Gym Badge, I accomplished it". Gabby said as she does her pose. It struck Clemont odd that Gabby reminds him of his old friend Ash. However he doesn't say anything about to them.
About seven months later, Gabby is able to compete in the Kalos League. They camped during the completion in a secluded area, but still close to get to the stadium on time. Although Gabby finished in the top 4 on her first pokemon league tournament, Zeo is proud of her. Plus around that time, Zeo caught the legendary pokemon Diancie.
That night after the completion is over, Ash and Gabby are siting by a campfire. "Ash, which region should we head to next"? Gabby asks Ash. Ash looks at Gabby. "Well according to the pokemon league, the start the upcoming year to able to complete in a region is in a month. Which region do you have in mind of going to"? Ash asks Gabby.
Gabby looks at Ash as she makes up her mind. "Well, I wouldn't mind going to the Sinnoh region. Plus I need to get some Pokemon contest training done as well since Kalos and the Unova region doesn't have pokemon contests". Gabby said to Ash. Ash nods to Gabby. "You know I think that will be a great idea. Plus the start for the next years Grand Festival and Sinnoh League is in a month". Ash said to Gabby. Gabby nods to Ash. "So where are we going to most of our training"? Gabby asks Ash.
Ash looks at Gabby. "Some at Mount Cornanet and some other isolated areas but before we do so, we got a stop to make in Sandgem Town". Ash said to Gabby. "To meet with Professor Rowan, right". Gabby said to Ash. Ash nods to Gabby. "That's right, and you need a contest dress, contest pass, seals and learn how to make poffins", Ash said to Gabby. Gabby has a less than thrilled look on her
Gabby looks at Ash. "Seals adds the effects to the pokeballs when a pokemon comes out from its pokeball right". Gabby said to Ash. Ash nods to Gabby. "That's right, Sinnoh Contests has more focus and attention to pokemon's natural beauty, and to bringing the best out from the pokemon showing off in their appeal". Ash explains to Gabby.
Gabby nods to Ash. "I understand Ash". Gabby said to Ash. They talk for the rest of the night.
Back in Pallet Town, Professor Oak reads up the emails that Ash/Zeo sent to Professor Oak. He smiles as Gabby did well in her first Pokemon league tournament. Tracey looks at the few pokemon out in the fields. He notices Meowth with the other pokemon. Tracey sighs as he went inside of the lab. "The fields are not as lively without Ash's pokemon, Professor". Tracey said to Profesor Oak.
Professor Oak looks at Tracey. "Yeah but there are some pokemon around at the lab though". Professor Oak said to Tracey. "Yeah, I miss Ash as much the others does. I heard that Yolanda is thinking about trying to find him. Brock is trying to talk her out of it". Tracey said to Professor Oak.
Professor Oak nods to Tracey. "I hope she doesn't. Plus a journey like that could be dangerous if she doesn't know what she is getting into". Professor Oak said to Tracey.
In Pewter City
Yolanda is in Brock's study. Brock looks at Yolanda. "Yolanda please I beg of you. Don't go on this journey to find Ash. It's too dangerous plus you don't know what you are getting into". Brock said to Yolanda. Yolanda looks at Brock. "He has disappeared Brock. Don't you want to find him and get answers on why he left like this"? Yolanda asks Brock.
Brock looks at Yolanda. "Look Yolanda, Ash has an important reason why he disappeared. Plus as your big brother, I don't want you to go down the road he is on right now". Brock said to Yolanda. Yolanda sighs as she has been convinced not to go.
Flashback Months ago
Brock is walking in the Pokemon Center. He is doing an internship at the local pokemon center. He notices a raven headed trainer in a wheel chair. The trainer is bloodied and battered as he has bandages on his body. Brock went up to him as he has a mortified look on his face. "Ash is that you? What happened Ash? Are you ok? Please talk to me"? Brock asks Ash.
Ash looks up at Brock as all of his happiness, naive enthusiasm, and smile is gone. "Pikachu is gone Brock". Ash somberly said to Brock. Brock has a confused look on his face. "Like stolen gone or no". Brock said to Ash. Ash looks at Brock as he nods to him. Brock wheels him in the room. Brock gets him back in bed. "Thanks", Ash somberly said to Brock.
Brock looks at Ash as he sees the bandages on the front of his body and a devastating scar on his face. Professor Oak and Tracey arrives in the room. "Ash my boy, what in the name of Arceus happened to you"? Professor Oak asks Ash.
Ash looks at them. "Team Rocket ambushed Pikachu and me. I got surrounded by their elite members and Butch and Cassidy were there. Pikachu, Pikachu took a stab to protect me. Just as they tried to stab again, I protected Pikachu and got this scar. They said that Pikachu is not even a Team Rocket pokemon. They left us there, and I passed out. When I woke up, these two pokemon are by my side, and I learned that Pikachu is dead". Ash said as he is devastated as he has a somber look on his face.
Two months later, Professor Oak and Brock are at the port as they see Ash off. "Ash, take care my friend". Brock said to Ash. Ash nods to Brock. "Remember our deal Ash, you must update me once a month". Professor Oak said to Ash. Ash nods to Professor Oak. "I will Professor Oak, and Brock thank you for everything you did. I will be thinking about the others often especially Misty". Ash said to Brock. Brock nods to Ash.
Ash gets on the ship. He sees Brock and Professor Oak from the back deck as the boat leaves from the harbor.
Brock sighs as he remembers those two particular days. He continues his studies.
End prologue part 1