A wild update appeared. Warning: Large amount of monologue, and I suck at describing flavor. You get my congratulations if you figure out Avery's nature from this chapter. This would be longer, but I ran out of ideas, and I recently started playing DOTA 2, so that ate up a lot of time. After this I'm going to get started with the re-writes. Let's do this!
need an account: I will go through and fix that, it really bugs me when something like that happens. I realize that there is a lack of expansion, I try and do this with the chapter from Leah's perspective, but when I do my re-write of the first chapter I will try and make this better. As for him getting walking, he does have some trouble getting started, but I will elaborate more on that in the re-write. I am glad that you like the concept of the story, I tried to take good ideas from other stories I have read, for instance Eeveelution, Phases of Change, and more recently Elizabeth's Tale, and put them together. To be honest, I never expected to do well giving backgrounds and expanding on characters. It is personally hard for me to understand people, because I have Asperger's Disorder, albeit very high functioning. My final thought is that you should get an account; it's free and not hard.
Aki0919332:I am taking this advice to heart, expect chapters to at most double in size. Hopefully this will force me to add in more details and help with the flow of the plot. They will be learning about what is going on, and maybe even from a certain legendary in Snowpoint….
Orangekirbyyoshi: Ok, I will try and work on that, it should be easier to do with longer chapters. Part of why that chapter is in my opinion not quite up to par was because I was writing it at 11pm when I should have been sleeping.
(2nd review): Yeah, that is rather ironic. As for this chapter, well, here goes nothing.
Peakcluch:This is a nice, original idea for an OC, I will see what I can do with this.
Caitou zzzzzz: I hope it goes well also, I am really looking forward to doing it. I am writing this story to challenge myself, so asking for help would be almost like cheating in my opinion, but thanks for offering.
Galladelucarioman: Well, I'm jewish, but merry Christmas to all the Gentiles out there. If you don't understand the meaning of Gentile, here it is. A person of a non-Jewish nation or of non-Jewish faith; especially a Christian as distinguished from a Jew.
Disclaimer: I don't own Pokémon, I do own every OC besides Drew and the one who shows up this chapter that I don't want to spoil with this disclaimer.
Chapter 8(17): I can't think of a good title
We started walking on a narrow path through the forest, heading up north towards the Sinnoh coastline. I looked around. I saw a blue and white squirrel-like Pokémon passing through the bushes near us. It made me wish I had a pokédex so I could find out what it was called. We kept walking through the trees, not saying a word.
Suddenly, a roar broke the silence, seeming to come from somewhere off to the left of us. I looked over at Leah, and she nodded silently. We headed off through the bushes next to the small footpath, and after a few minutes we found a clearing.
Standing on opposite sides of the clearing were two trainers, one with an aggron and one with a dragonite. The aggron, obviously the one who had roared earlier, looked rather worse for wear. The dragonite, on the other hand, looked like it was having fun by comparison.
The trainer with the aggron bit his lip, nervously. "Aggron, Iron Defense!" He called out, and the aggron glowed silver, and its armor seemed to thicken.
"Dragonite! Use Dragon Claw!" The other trainer yelled. The attack connected with aggron's armor, and even with its increased defense, it couldn't take another hit. The aggron fell to the ground, unconscious, the shockwave from its body almost causing an earthquake.
The trainer recalled the aggron, and then sent out a Quillava. "Hah, you think you can beat me with that thing? It's not even fully evolved!" The other trainer said, laughing.
The trainer with the Quillava shrugged, and then said one word. "Overheat." Quillava sent out an overwhelming burst of flames in a 180 degree arc in front of it, which, unfortunately, included the bushes Leah and I were hiding in.
I quickly summoned up a blizzard to counter the flames, the ice turning to water upon melting, and thankfully managed to stop the flames from killing us or starting a forest fire. On the down side, there were now two trainers staring at what us in the remains of our hiding spot, both of them totally surprised.
The one with the Dragonite reacted first. He shouted; "Dragonite, attack them with Dragon Claw!" before realizing that the Dragonite had fainted from the overheat attack.
"What did you think a Dragonite could do against an ice type? Or do you not know that he would be four times weak?" The trainer with the Quillava said. "And I doubt that you would be able to catch either of these two, they seem much too strong. Now pay up, then leave me alone."
The other trainer nodded, and then pulled out a handful of money and gave it to the trainer with the Quillava, then started walking away from the clearing. The remaining trainer started released the Aggron, and gave it small diamond shaped thing I recognized as a revive. The Aggron slowly got up, groaning.
"Thanks, master." It said, slowly.
"No need to thank me, Aggron, and for the last time, stop calling me 'master'." The trainer said. This had to be the most confusing thing I had seen in a long time, which meant a lot seeing as I had been human less than two months ago.
"Did he just understand you?" Leah asked the Aggron, incredulously. The trainer laughed at this.
"Yes, I did. Now if you wouldn't mind telling me what you two are doing so far from a trainer or Snowpoint City, that would be nice." The trainer said. "Oh, and my name is Liam, by the way."
"I am Leah, and this is Avery." Leah replied. "We actually are from Kanto, we are trying to get to Snowpoint."
"You two went all this way from Kanto, eh? Now I really want to know what is going on, and since you didn't fully answer my question, I will ask again. Do you two have a trainer?" Liam asked.
"Well, Avery doesn't, and I… well, I kind of have a trainer." Leah, said, glancing over at me.
"Do we really have to get into this?" I asked, half-heartedly.
"Well, we need all the help we can get if we want to get to Snowpoint without being interrupted by Mew…" Leah pointed out.
"Alright, fine." I conceded. She was right, I doubted that we would be able to do anything against Mew by ourselves, after having seen what Mew had been able to do to Drew in my dream/vision thing, and Dark types are supposed to be immune to psychic… I dragged myself from my thoughts.
"Ok, I used to be human but was changed into an eevee by Mew." I started, and gave Liam the general overview of what had happened over the past month and a half. Once I finished, Liam stared at me for a moment, looking thoughtful.
"Well, I do think that it's a good idea for you guys to head to Snowpoint, but once you get there you should seek help from Regigigas." Liam said after a little while.
"Who – or what is Regigigas?" I asked. Leah looked similarly confused.
"Regigigas is a legendary golem; he was recently re-awoken with the help of the other three legendary golems. He stays at the Snowpoint temple." Liam responded. "I will be able to help you guys get to Snowpoint; it was going to be my next stop either way."
Liam's Pokémon had listening intently as we spoke. Aggron moved in closer, seeming just as interested in me as Liam was. Quillava, thankfully, stayed at a respectable distance. "Well, I can't say that I've met someone with a similar problem, but from the rumors I heard, you seem a bit more… stable than others have been." Aggron said, before turning to Liam. "We should get going, unless you want to spend another night out in the woods."
Liam nodded. "We can head north-east to Eterna City and stay at the Pokémon center overnight." He said, before recalling Aggron and Quillava. "Alright, just follow me now. It shouldn't take us more than an hour or two to get to Eterna."
With that, he started walking, and Leah and I walked on his left. No longer following a path, we had to go around trees and through bushes. Liam checked his pokédex occasionally to make sure we were going the right way.
After a few minutes of this, Leah spoke up. "Liam, I was wondering how you are able to understand Pokémon. I haven't heard of anyone except certain psychics being able to communicate like this." She said, curiously.
Liam looked over at her, and promptly tripped over a root. He got up, brushing the dirt off of his clothes. "Well, it's a rather long story." He said.
Leah nodded. "It's not like we have anything better to do, but just try not to trip." She said.
Liam sighed. "Okay, so back when I was ten, my family got in a car accident. I barely made it out alive, but my parents… weren't so lucky." I shivered at this, although cold could not bother me. Liam took a moment to gather his thoughts.
"I was in a horrible condition; I couldn't live without being hooked up to several machines. Even so, I felt that I was slowly dying. After this went on for a week, some inventor visited me at the hospital. He said that he could make some machines that would keep me alive until I died of old age, and also augment my body beyond normal levels." He said, before sighing.
"I agreed, what else could I do? I knew I was going to die otherwise. He made me robotic limbs, gave me some shots. The technology allowed me to control the fake limbs as if they were real." Liam rolled up the sleeves of his shirt and took off his gloves, revealing a realistic metal representation of real arms.
"The shots boosted my brainpower, increased my capacity to learn. Without them I would have been unable to control the prosthetics. A few days after this, I was released from the hospital. One week and several books on advanced quantum mechanics later, I was bored. I had nothing to do, so I started trying to understand cindaquil- now quillava. It took me a while, but I got it eventually. Once I could understand cyndaquil, it was easy enough to understand just about any other Pokémon."
Liam sighed. "Well, that's my story. Let's hurry up; I want to get to Eterna as soon as we can." With that, he started running ahead of us, jumping over tree roots and crashing through bushes. I glanced over at Leah, and she rolled her eyes. We started running off after him, although making considerably less noise.
I expected to catch up to Liam easily, but he managed to stay ahead of us somehow. I felt myself moving faster, and the forest turned into a blur around me. It seemed similar to quick attack, but I was moving even faster than I would with quick attack. Extreme Speed, I thought to myself. I quickly caught up with Liam, and to my surprise Leah had kept up.
We slowed down so we wouldn't leave Liam behind, and he slowed down so we could keep up with him without using Extreme Speed. Going at this pace, we managed to reach Eterna City in half an hour. Once we reached the outskirts of Eterna, we slowed down from running. Leah and I were exhausted, but Liam still seemed fine.
I looked around. To the south and west, Mt. Coronet's slopes started, and to the north and east, forest spread as far as the eye could see. The sun was setting, and the shadow of the mountain stretched out over the city. We headed over to the Pokémon center, and walked inside.
Liam walked up to the Nurse Joy sitting behind the counter. "Hello! Would you like me to heal your Pokémon?" She said, smiling brightly.
"Yes, please." Liam replied, handing his two pokeballs over to Nurse Joy, who took them and put them in a machine. "Could I also get a room for the night?"
"Certainly." She answered. "Your room will be the second one to the left, right after you get upstairs." She handed Liam back his pokéballs.
"Thank you." Liam said then started heading towards the stairs, and Leah and I followed him. Once we reached the room, Leah just took three steps then flopped down on the carpet. I walked over to her and lied down. It wasn't exactly comfortable, but I was too tired to move. After a few minutes, I fell asleep.
I woke up the next morning, with a stiff back and an empty stomach. Leah was still asleep, but Liam was awake. I walked over to him, yawning. "What are we going to do for food for you?" He asked.
I shrugged. "Well, I'm not going to eat pokéchow, do you have any berries?" I said.
"Yeah, is there any specific kind you like?" Liam asked.
"I haven't really tried other kinds of berries besides oran." I answered.
Liam nodded. "Well, now's as good a time as any." He said, and pulled out an assortment of berries. I selected a Cheri from the pile, and took a bite of it. It felt like my mouth was on fire, and I almost gagged at the flavor. I ran over to the trash can and spit it out, coughing.
Once I had recovered I walked back over to Liam, who looked rather amused. "It's not funny." I said, grumpily, and then selected a Mago berry. It had just about the opposite effect on me that the Cheri did. It tasted like an apple dipped in honey, but without the texture of the honey.
I was unconsciously waving my tail around, but I stopped myself once I realized. Once again, Liam looked on the verge of laughter. I glared at him, and he attempted, not very successfully, to calm down.
I heard Leah yawn, and I turned around. She was starting to get up. "Good morning." I said, walking over to her.
"Would you like any berries?" Liam offered, indicating the pile of berries. Leah walked over and took several Wiki berries from the pile. I took another Mago berry, and started eating it. I looked around the room. It appeared that Nurse Joy had delivered breakfast for Liam a little while ago.
"What time is it?" I asked, curious.
"It's about ten." Liam answered. "I decided not to wake you up earlier, so I fed Quillava, and I will take care of Aggron once we are on the road." I nodded. If Liam let out Aggron in this room, there wouldn't be much left of the walls.
Once Leah finished eating, we left the Pokémon center and started into the woods. We decided to go this way instead of taking the road because it's just that much more direct than circling around on the roads. We didn't try and keep up the pace we had been going right before we reached Eterna, and we just walked through the forest.