A New Life.
At first, I did not know whether I was dead or alive. For a moment, all was dark, but then, bright light hit me. A searing pain struck my chest as I plummeted into a sea of darkness. Everything went numb.
"Hello?" said a voice. "Hello? Are you alright? Say something!" My eyes fluttered open and I stood up before the blue figure before me. "You're awake, great!"
Looking around, I realized I was near a river bank. The sun was setting over the horizon in shades of pink, orange, and violet. It all looked so pretty, and I had the feeling that I never saw anything prettier in my life. The scenery made me forget about the riolu standing next to me.
He spoke again, "Well, my name's Riley. What's your name?"
I looked at him, a little startled. "I must be dreaming." I said, knowing that a riolu cannot talk. "How are you talking if you're a pokémon?"
The riolu, Riley, looked puzzled. "So what? You're talking too and you're a pokémon."
"That's impossible!" I objected. "I'm no pokémon, I'm a human"
The riolu just stared at me for a moment, and then said "How can you be a human if you're a vulpix?"
"A vulpix?" I replied, a little confused. I looked into the water, but instead of seeing the reflection of a human, I saw a vulpix looking back at me. Jumping back, I looked at my hands, only to find they turned into paws. I heard something brush the grass behind me. Looking back, I see 6 tails?! "HOW IN HO-OH'S NAME DID I BECOME A POKÉMON?!" I screamed.
you're kinda weird
what was your name again?" Riley asked.
I paused from my outbreak of fear and surprise. "My name?" What was my name? I can't remember my name
I guess I'll have to make one up. Let's see, I'm a vulpix, so maybe Volco? No, that's a name for a typhlosion. Well, I like ninetails, so maybe Tails? No, that's not my kind of name.
I know! How about Flare? Yah, that's a good name for me. "My name is Flare"
Riley smiled and said "Hello, Flare."
Just then, a purple cat-like pokémon and a black fox-like pokémon came up behind Riley and they both hit him, sending him flying into me. Riley seemed to have dropped something, something rock-like. The purple pokémon picked it up, and she and her partner ran into a hole in the ground near the river bank.
Regaining his footing, Riley grabbed my paw. "Come on", he said, pulling me towards the hole. "We need to get my treasure back!"
I didn't know why we needed to go retrieve a rock, but if it was special to Riley, then I would help him. "Let's hurry" I told Riley, bounding after the two who stole his 'treasure'.
After we had gone a ways, Riley and I began to hear voices. As we neared them, we came to a big cave. A few stalagmites hung on the ceiling, and a giant lake in the center of the enclosed space. The cave seemed so impossible, yet, so was a human turning into a pokémon
Riley motioned to a shadowy corner. We hid in there, listing in on the thieves' conversation.
we did all that work and what do we get? A few chipped claws and a piece of junk."
"Now Nero, don't be so dramatic. Who cares about a chipped claw?"
"I do, Shadow!"
The two pokémon were so busy bickering they didn't notice our presence. "Come on!" Riley whispered, "Let's attack them and get my treasure back!"
"Ok" I replied, a little nervous.
CHARGE!" we ran at the thieves, who were stunned at the sudden attack. I used an ember attack the pokémon named Shadow. He dodged my attack, and then hit me with a scratch attack. At the same time, Riley struck the pokémon named Nero with a tackle attack. It hit her, and she dropped Riley's rock as she retreated. Shadow, just about to scratch me again, also retreated.
Riley came over with a satisfied look on his face as he held the rock. But getting a closer look at it, I noticed the rock had a strange pattern on it. Riley, noticing my curiosity, said "I know, it is a peculiar pattern isn't it? From a distance, this stone fragment, or at least that's what I call it, looks like junk, but if you see this strange pattern, you'll begin to admire it. I picked up my stone fragment just coincidentally. I thought to myself 'what an odd pattern' and that was the day I decided I wanted to help people in need." Riley started to daydream. "You see, there have been a lot of strange things going on because time is going out of control. And because of that, there are more and more pokémon in need. And, who knows, I may even discover where my stone fragment belongs." He looked back to me. "But, believe it or not, but I'm not as brave as some other pokémon. So, Flare",
would you be willing to join me on my adventures?"