View Full Version : The Journey of Life (PG 17)
August 15th, 2008, 7:23 AM
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Plot- It was a beautiful day in Sinnoh. Now normally, you'd expect something along the lines of "and then a war started" or "and then Team Galaxy came in" next, however, none of this has happened... yet. In fact, all that was happening was that 3 people were in Twinleaf Town for their own reasons. Maybe they lived there, maybe the were visiting relatives, whatever their reason was, they were in Twinleaf Town. One was a Pokemon Trainer, one was a Coordinator, and one was a breeder. They were all relatively experienced in what they did. Then, of course, the would meet. And that's how it all started.
After meeting and spending a little time in Twinleaf Town doing whatever they were doing, they would continue their journeys. However, unlike before, they wouldn't be traveling alone. They would decide to travel together. They each had their own reason for deciding to travel with one another, maybe they were lonely, maybe they wanted to make a new friend or two, who knows. These three kids would travel together and continue to do whatever they did before they met- together. Sound boring? Well, it would be if there wasn't any twists or turns along the way. However, this would probably be far from true. These trainers would all travel together with all the bumps on the road- in the journey of life.
1. All forum rules apply.
2. No Godmining!
3. You are allowed to bunny characters a little bit within their personalities. However, in order to bunny them a lot, you need permission from the owner of that character.
4. Try to be active.
5. No superpowers! There is nothing special about your character. That's kinda the whole point.
6. Posts must be at least 4 lines. I don't need this thread being closed on account of too short posts. But remember, I'd prefer a 4 line post with much quality over a 8 line post with hardly any. Quality > Quantity, to some extent.
7. Only 3 sign ups are allowed, including mine, so sign up quickly.
8. Have fun!
Sign up sheet
Name- First and last.
Gender- Male or female. Sorry, you can't be both. :D
Age- I'd prefer 15-18.
Personality- I need at least a good paragraph or two here.
Appearance- Same with appearance, a good paragraph or two is needed.
History- It doesn't need to be too detailed, however, it is not optional.
Type of Trainer- Trainer, Coordinator, or Breeder
Other- Anything else?
For each Pokemon...
Species- What species is it? No legendaries, please.
Nickname- If applicable.
Gender- If applicable.
Personality- You may use natures such as hardy or sassy, but I need at least 2 sentences here.
Obtained- How was your Pokemon obtained? This is optional.
Other- Anything else?
Ok, that's it. Sign up quickly and have fun!
EDIT- My sign up...
Name- Hollie Stanford
Personality- First, I'll start out with Hollie's good personality traits. She is very smart. Also, Hollie is very patient, and can deal with people most couldn't stand. Also, she is very modest in her accomplishments, but modest to the point where it could be considered low self esteem. She is also somewhat outgoing. She can introduce herself to strangers, but she often doesn't go out of her way to do this. She also is a great Pokemon breeder, and loves all Pokemon, especially the fire type. She also normally thinks before she acts. Now to describe Hollie's flaws. She really blows up when she's angry. She's known to act a little immature too, especially when you make her mad. She might throw things, punch walls, and do some very dumb things when she's angry. Also, Hollie has extremely low self esteem and is very self conscious all the time. Also, she has a habit of freezing up around authority figures that she needs to make a good impression of herself with. Hollie's final flaw is that she can be very sloppy and not terribly creative, as her Pokemon's nicknames reflect.
Appearance- Hollie is pretty, bad not in the stereotypical way, with blond hair down to the middle of her back. In fact, she has short, dark brown, almost black hair that only reaches her shoulders in length. Her eyes are amazing though, they are an icy blue color with a hint of gray. He skin has almost no color to it; Hollie is very pale. However, it all somehow works out. Hollie has a figure that most girls envy, even if she doesn't think so. She is about 5'6" and 115 lbs. For clothes, Hollie is very self conscious and has many insecurities, so she dresses very modestly. She wears a loose, black t-shirt, and often wears a plain, gray, loose zip-up hoodie, sometimes with the hood up. For her pants, she wears baggy blue jeans. For shoes, she opts for very simple shoes, they are just plain, black sneakers. She wears a lot of makeup too because she thinks she lacks natural beauty. Hollie wears black eyeliner and mascara, silver glitter eye shadow, and pink lipstick.
History- Hollie's life almost ended before it began. Why? Well, her soon-to-be parents were two 15 year olds. Her father wanted her mother to get an abortion, but her mother refused, and decided to simply put Hollie up for adoption once she was born. So, once Hollie was born, her mother did what she said she'd do- she put Hollie up for adoption. Even though the lived in Hoenn, Hollie's mom wanted the best orphanage for her, so she sent her to one all the way in Sinnoh. Hollie lived in the orphanage for almost 7 years. However, when she was 6, going on 7, a nice couple in their mid 30's adopted her. They already had two birth children, a 10 year old son named Sean (who is now 20) and a 6 year old daughter name Erika (who is now 16). She lived with in Sunyshore City for the next year, before the family moved to Pallet Town in Kanto. Then, when Hollie was 10, she began her journey through Kanto with a Charmander. Since then, she has been traveling all the regions, and is now a semi-experienced Pokemon breeder, even though she sometimes takes part in battle and contests when she's in the mood.
Type of Trainer- Breeder
Personality- Char has the rash nature. He makes decisions without really thinking, and is impulsive. He is also rather hotheaded and easy to anger, however, he's a great battler due to his anger. (His anger often makes him battle better)
Obtained- Char was Hollie's original starter in Kanto.
Personality- Volcano has the adamant nature. He is stubborn beyond words. If Hollie wants him to battle and he doesn't want to, there's no chance he's going to battle in the end. He's also very stubborn in thinking he's a flying type, due to his past and because he knows the moves Aerial Ace.
Obtained- Hollie traded her Growlithe, Growly, for a Volcano when he was a Cyndaquil. He orignally belonged to a flying type trainer, so that's why Volcano thinks he can fly.
Personality- Rita has the timid nature. She hates battling, and has many fears, like of heights, the Pokemon Ursaring, and an especially big one of the fire type, making it very hard for her to be on Hollie's team.
Obtained- Rita was found as an egg abandoned at the Day Care in Johto.
Other- The only fire type Rita isn't afraid of is Hollie's Torchic, Chickie.
Personality- Amp has the gentle nature. He doesn't really like battling. It's not that he's afraid, he just doesn't like it because he's hurting his opponent. Often, he can be found playing with younger Pokemon. One flaw he has is that he can be very impulsive, though.
Obtained- Amp was found in the wild near the Lake of Rage.
Personality- Chickie has the naive nature. She can always be found exploring, and often likes to battle opponents much stronger than her just because she's curious how strong they are. She often can be found getting into trouble, and loves male Pokemon, especially Volcano.
Obtained- Despite the fact that she was already an experienced trainer, since nobody chose Torchic after a month, Professor Birch let Hollie have her.
Other- Chickie often rides on Hollie's shoulder.
Personality- Houndie has the quiet nature. She hardly ever bothers anyone, and prefers to be alone.
Obtained- Douria was obtained as a 16th birthday gift from Hollie's parents.
August 16th, 2008, 9:00 AM
Name- Tom Irving
Personality- Tom is a very happy-go-lucky person. He is extremly smart but tends to be slightly big headed and shows off. He is always smiling and belives that smiling makes other people smile, but when he is extremly happy he grins, which can be annoying to others. He never gives up and if he is doing bad, he will still try his hardest. He is also extremly caring and will do anything to help his friends. He can occasionally forget about things, like where he is and what task he was doing. His faviroute type of pokemon are Ice and Ghost, which explains why his dark side may occasionally show when he is angry or sad. his faviroute Pokemon is Frosslass.
Appearance- Tom is quite tall for his age, standing at 5 foot 8. He has medium coloured skin and dark hair. He has icy blue eys that shimer behind his bronze glasses, which help his eyes to looke ven more sparkling. he occasionally sparks his short hair when he wants to make an appearance, such as in contests and parties. When it comes to clothes, he tends to wear bright and disoriatating items. He ussually wears a bright, lime green top and purple denim jeans. he has a bright orange jacket which he wears when it is cold and if it is very cold, he will wear a stripy scarf around his neck. At contests or formal doos he wears a plain, black t-shirt with a white, velvet tie and black trousers.
History- Tom grew up in Twinleaf town, born and bred. He is very rarely in the house and is always around and about, watching Pokemon he may encounter. His Farther is a scientist who works out in the field so he very rarely sees him. His older sister is, in fact, the gym leader, Fanita.
Type of Trainer- Coordinator
Other- nope :D
Personality- Snorunt is Sassy. She likes to show off and dress up. She is always teasing other Pokemon, though.
Obtained- snorunt was given as a gift from Toms big sister, Fanita, because he became a Pokemon coordinator.
Personality- Haunter is very Rash. He may do things without thinking and is always playing pranks, without thinking about the consequinces.
Obtained- Tom is haunters second Pokemon. He obtained him when he went on a trip to Eterna City.
Other- Still nothing :)
Personality- Yanma is very adamant. He is axactly the opposite to Haunter yet he does get on with him.
Obtained- He was caught when he went on a trip to pastoria with his Sister, Fanita.
Other- once again, nothing ^^
August 16th, 2008, 9:01 AM
Toxic Moonlight- Well, that's not a bad sign up. Sure, I'll accept you. ~accepted~
August 16th, 2008, 9:13 AM
Reserve me please while I make SU.
August 16th, 2008, 9:14 AM
Well, if you want to reserve, you may want to finish it soon. ~reserved for a short period of time~
August 16th, 2008, 9:55 AM
Can I do the last one plz or is that spot still reserved?
August 16th, 2008, 9:56 AM
Umm... well, post your sign up, and we'll see.
August 16th, 2008, 9:59 AM
Name- Vanessa Sickles
Personality- Vanessa is kind, caring, and devoted to her Pokemon and what she does. She is very protective of her Pokemon, and she treats them like they were gems, but she doesnt spoil them. She can be smart alec and sass back alot though sometimes. Vanessa is overly caustious of new people at first, but she gains more trust and comfort as she gets to know them better. Not many people actually get to know her though. They usually see her and turn their backs on her. She will occasionally space out and stare at what seems like to her vast nothingness, or will be caught deep in thought when doing something.
Appearance- Vanessa is tall, with deep blue eyes and tan skin. Her hair is blone, long, and straight. She has dark eyelashes that are long and naturally curved. Her kimono is a sky blue that has flowers spotting it that are a darker form of light blue. She carries a tan bag on a long strap that is always slung over her shoulder. It has various pockets that hold Poke Balls, Potions, Antidotes, and other useful supplies. She wears sandals on her feet that are sky blue, like her kimono.
History- Vanessa started her adventure in Kanto, with Wind Song as her starter, a Charmander, and caught different Pokemon from that specific region. She bred most of them, and became a breeder. At the age of fourteen, she had saved up enough money to buy a cenet where she could research and educate people about Pokemon.
Then she set out to the Johto region, and did the same thing. Then she moved on to Orre and Hoenn, then travelled back to Kanto, where she buil the main breeding and research facilty. She became succesful. With that, Vanessa moved on to Sinnoh, where she met the two people that would change her life.
Type of Trainer- Breeder
Other- Anything else?
Nickname- Wind Song
Personality- Wind Song is kind, thoughtful, and outgoing. She is very protective of Vanessa and is more of an adventurous Pokemon more than anything else.
Obtained- Vanessa's starter Pokemon given to her in the Kanto Region by Proffesor Oak.
Personality: Starlight is a fiery, active, and adventurous Ponyta. She loves other Pokemon and humans; except for shady looking people. Starlight is one of the sweetest Pokemon you could meet, but can put you in the hospital easily when outraged.
Obtained: Bred from a shiny Rapidash and normal Rapidash.
Other: Starlight has a white star centered on her forehead. She is on the verge of evolving.
Nickname: Willow Wisp
Personality: Willow Wisp is sometimes calm and silent, but is most of the time active and joyful. She has feelings for the deaths of whom she has never met or known.
Other: Is a shiny (colored silver) and has deep blue eyes instead of red.
Obtained: Found as a shiny Vulpix Egg.
Personality: Harmony is relaxed, lazy, and calm, often found sleeping when out of her Poke Ball. She battles well, despite her laziness. Harmony is always well rested for battles due to the large amount of time she spends asleep.
Obtained: Recieved from Pro. Rowan and trained it before meeting the two other people that would change her life.
Personality: Impact is active and has a hardy nature. Impact isnt exactly what you would call 'All brawns, no brains', but is reckless and unweary. He can think when he wants to.
Obtained: As a gift from her father, who had travelled to Sinnoh. Obtained as a Gabite.
Personality: (Same as Wind Song)
Obtained: From the Professor Elm in Johto.
August 16th, 2008, 10:01 AM
PokemonKnowItAllVanessa- Sorry, but that sign up seriously lacks quality. You need to describe your character's appearance, rather than post a picture. Also, your personality seriously lacks length and quality. So I'm sorry, but I'm gonna have to decline you. ~declined~
August 16th, 2008, 10:03 AM
Name: Christopher Vokrum
Personality: Christopher has an odd personality. He suffers from DID (Disassociative Identity Disorder), but, after several years of therapy and medicines, has achieved a much more stable mental state, although his secondary personalities will occasionally still shine through. Christopher has three distinct personalities, the first and dominant one, a happy young man who loves to hear jokes and have fun, somewhat lazy and laid back, with a tendency to procrastinate, and loves games of any sort, as long as they’re not too brain-intensive. His second personality, which will sometime arise when he is under a lot of stress or pressure, is cold, calculating, and logical, which has great difficulty in feeling empathy for other people. He enjoys reading and solving puzzles. The third personality is anathema to the other two, and calls himself Kain. Kain is somewhat insane, with a deep abiding hatred for just about everyone. He will often maim himself (and others) or place himself into a dangerous situation for a sort of “revenge” upon his other identities, but never so much as to place himself in mortal danger, just trying to generally ruin his own life. Thankfully, Kain comes to dominate very rarely, and only when Christopher flies into a rage, a reason for him to keep his temper down.
Appearance: Christopher has flame-colored reddish-orange hair that he will occasionally dye with streaks of black. His eyes are a bright lime green, and he wears contacts to correct his vision. Christopher usually wears dark red sunglasses to cover his eyes, since lime green is a rare eye color and he often gets stares from people because of it. His skin is pretty tan, and he usually wears a simple T-shirt under a black vest with a few pockets and jeans, ending with white tennis shoes and black socks.
History: Christopher was born in Mauville. He was first diagnosed with DID at the age of 6, after a nasty incident where he pushed a classmate down a well. Back then, he was much more mentally unstable than he is now, with several more personalities. After a transfer to small, private school, Christopher began going regularly to therapy and taking medicine to help his confused brain. When he was 14 he set out on his Pokemon journey, getting the ok from his psychiatrist, despite his parents begging him to stay. They were afraid of what might happen. But despite journeying alone for three years, nothing terrible ever happened to him. He has only just traveled to Sinnoh.
Type of Trainer: Trainer
Personality: Can be best described as “electric”. Quick to act, a fast talker and thinker, Magneton is an intelligent, playful Pokemon, the smartest out of Christopher’s team.
Obtained: Magneton was caught as a Magnemite in the underground section of the city.
Personality: Pairo is extremely determined, and will never back down until he is physically incapable of fighting any more. He feels very protective of Christopher and the other Pokemon on his team, and is not afraid to restrain Kain and stop him from hurting anyone.
Obtained: Pairo was Christopher’s original starter as a Torchic.
Personality: Somewhat naïve, Flygon is an extremely curious Pokemon. She isn’t too fond of fighting, but will do whatever that is asked of her. Shy and quiet, she prefers to stay in the background.
Obtained: Caught as a Trapinch in Hoenn’s desert.
Personality: Claydol is extremely quiet, almost never speaking. This comes not from a shyness, but rather an extreme arrogance that makes him believe other Pokemon are beneath him. The strongest Pokemon on Christopher’s team, but he sometimes will not follow Christopher’s orders.
Obtained: Caught as a Baltoy in Hoenn’s desert.
Personality: Marill is extremely playful. Kind and giving, she loves to cuddle with the other Pokemon on her team, as well as her trainer.
Obtained: Outside Slateport City, in the lake between Slateport and Mauville.
August 16th, 2008, 10:03 AM
Sorry. I am kinda tired of SU's. Third one today. Editing now...
August 16th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Lusankya- Accepted! Amazing sign up. ~accepted~
Will edit into an IC post in a second...
IC- Hollie, her parents, and her sister Erika was visiting her grandparents. They lived in Twinleaf Town. Even her brother Sean came to visit with his wife and young son who was only 2 months old, named Tyler. Of course, it was a great Family Reunion for everyone, since everyone had been apart for so long. Holly decided since she hadn't explored Sinnoh that much, she'd explore it more.
"Well, see you guys... I need to continue my journey..."
"Chic chick!" Chickie cried while sitting on her shoulder.
She walked outside, only to see to other guys, one looking around her age, the other one probably a little younger.
"Hi... my name is Hollie. What's yours?" She said, asking both.
"Christopher. Nice to meet you."
"Mine's Tom." Hollie wanted to ask these two guys to travel with her, but she felt a great amount of shyness take over. She was lonely though. She had been lonely most of her life, traveling alone since the age of 10. She gathered some courage and asked.
"Yeah?" They both said at the same time.
"I've been really lonely lately. Would you be willing to travel with me throughout Sinnoh?"
"Way to go Hollie... like they'll ever say yes... I mean seriously, who'd want to travel with you?"
August 16th, 2008, 10:26 AM
Tom jumped down from the tree and landed with a thud on the ground. He got up and wiped his hand on his illuminous top. He looked around, flatened his hair and began to walk towards hsi house. he opened the door and looked around his house. he exsplored the Dining Room last, where he found his Sister, Fanita, his dad, Mark, and his Mother, June. "Suprise!" They all shouted. A wide grin grew on Toms face. "Because your leaving," Began June,"We decided to give you a celebration party."
"Thankyou!" Shouted Scott happily. He had soom party food and danced with his Pokemon when he decided he should be setting off. he said his goodbyes and walked out of the door, with his red backpack on his back.
He walked past a house when suddenly a young girl walked out of it. Tom was beside another boy that he occasionaly saw around Twinleaf Town. "Hi... my name's hollie." She began,"What's yours?"
"I'm Tom." exclaimed Tom happily. The toher boy replied to. "Hey, guys?"
"Aha?" Replied Tom. "I've been really lonely lately." Said Hollie sorowfully,"would you be willing to travel around Sinnoh with me?"
"I don't see why not!" Said Tom happily as a wide smile grew on his face.
August 16th, 2008, 10:32 AM
Pikalover10- Not too bad, but signups are closed.
OOC- IC will come when Lusankya posts.
August 16th, 2008, 10:35 AM
Oh man well ill delete it then :(
August 16th, 2008, 11:15 AM
Christopher sighed as he walked into Twinleaf town. Even his dapper personality had been dampened by the enormous downpour that had hit yesterday, suddenly and without warning. He had had to rush to the nearest Pokemon center, but that didn't stop him from being thoroughly soaked to the bone in a matter of seconds.
Still not feeling properly dry, he strode in Twinleaf town with both hands on the straps of his backpack. He thought he could still feel some leftover moisture in his hair. Currently he had rented out a small room in one of the homes in the town. The owner was a nice old lady who had thrown in meals free. He was scouting out the area around Twinleaf town, trying to get a feel for the local terrain and Pokemon of Sinnoh. The area was vastly different from his home region of Hoenn.
He walked past a kid, as a door in the nearby house opened. A girl, looking to be about his age, walked out.
"Hi... my name is Hollie. What's yours?" the girl asked, somewhat shyly.
He glanced over the girl and decided to be polite. "Christopher. Nice to meet you."
"Mine's Tom," the boy next to him asked.
The girl asked them if they would like to travel together. Christopher grinned at the thought. Strangers they might be, they looked nice enough, and he could use a friend who knew the area. "Sounds fun," he replied.
August 16th, 2008, 11:49 AM
To Hollie's surprise, both of the guys said yes to her invitation.
"Ok then, lets begin our journey now!" The guys stared at her. "But where should we start?" The two guys weren't sure.
"Well, maybe we should ride around on my Charizard until we find a good place to start! Go! Char!"
"Chaaaar!" The trio got on Char's back, and Char flew over Sinnoh.
"Maybe we should stay at this hotel I heard about in Sunyshore City? I heard it's a really nice hotel. While we're there, we can discuss our plans to travel!" She looked at Tom, then at Christopher, waiting for a response. She was hoping that they would say yes, since she was always curious what being at a hotel was like. She never had done it before. After all, she lived in a crappy orphanage most of her life...
August 16th, 2008, 11:55 AM
The charizard emerged from the ball, letting out a loud shout. "Chaaaaar!" Tom climbed on its back and it took off extremly quickly. The wind rushed past his face and it roared in his ears. he looked over the side and saw a familiar city, Pastoria. Seconds later, a small hotel was visible. "Why don't we stay there whilst we think of our plans to travel?" Shouted hollie over the roaring wind. "Okay! just don't dive down there too quickly!" Bellowed Scott as he squinted and smiled. His glasses nearly flew off and he was waiting for the large lurch in his stomach as the charizard began to swoop down...
August 16th, 2008, 12:06 PM
OOC- Toxic, that post was a tad short... I'll let it slide for now, but try to post at least 4 lines from now on, m'kay?
IC- Seeing that Tom agreed, Hollie forgot to even wait for Christopher to answer. Chickie was looking down at the ground, and a combination of fear and excitement filled the little chick's body.
"Chic! She eagerly chirped. The Charizard then swooped down and landed. Hollie pointed.
"There's the hotel. Anyways, thanks Char, return!" Hollie held out her Pokeball, and then Char was enveloped within a red light before disappearing into the Pokeball. The trio walked towards the hotel. Hollie ran in.
"Hello ma'am, can we book three rooms for three nights?" Hollie thought three nights would be enough to plan the rest of their journey. She also thought that sharing a room with a guy would be awkward, so she decided to book a separate room for each of them. The lady asked for 10,000 Pokecash. (OOC- I don't know what their currency is called, so lets just call it Pokecash) Hollie handed the lady the money, and it left her with only 300 Pokecash. The lady handed her three room keys, and she handed one to Tom, one to Christopher, and kept the other one.
"Ok, it's getting pretty late, and I'm tired, so I'm going to bed. Good night." Hollie walked off to her room. Little did she know that she was in a terrible amount of danger that night.
OOC- Curious what's gonna happen to Hollie? Well, you'll find out in my next post. Ok, I'll just tell you. A mysterious character will come in with a gun and try to shoot everyone at the hotel! I'll make the shooting happen in my next post.
August 16th, 2008, 12:19 PM
(OOC: Erm, yay?)
The girl, Hollie, offered to let them ride on her Charizard. Christopher simply shrugged his affirmative, and all three of them climbed onto the dragon-like Pokemon's back. While they flew over Sinnoh, Christopher's stomach began to feel queasy. Riding a Charizard was nothing like riding a Flygon, Charizard's wingbeats and slow and regular, and had a tendency to keep rocking up and down. Unlike Flygon, who's insect-like wings buzzed many times per second, making for a much smoother, albeit louder, ride.
Hollie asked if they should stay at the hotel. Christopher nodded and shouted yes, but wasn't sure if she heard him over the whistling of the wind. They landed, sweeping in for a touchdown on the hotel's front lawn, and wandered inside. Hollie booked them rooms, then handed over her money; Christopher felt bad about letting her pay for it all, and promised himself to pick up the tab next time.
"Ok, it's getting pretty late, and I'm tired, so I'm going to bed. Good night," Hollie said, and walked off to her room.
Christopher exchange glances with Tom. "Well, I guess I'll go to my room too, then." He trudged off into his hotel room. It wasn't exactly roomy, but it wasn't tiny either. A single bed, a little bathroom, a table and two chairs besides a window, and a TV, were all that adorned it.
He usually went to bed pretty late, so he turned on the television and surfed around the channels.
August 16th, 2008, 12:25 PM
Hollie was in her room. She couldn't sleep. Chickie had already passed out on the foot of her bed. So Hollie turned on the TV and watched some Anime. It was one of her favorite shows. Suddenly, she drifted off to sleep without even knowing. She woke up in the middle of the night, only to find a gun pointed to her head. She looked and saw the door broken down. Her first instinct was to scream. Chickie tried to use ember on the older man with the gun, but it missed. Also Hollie instinctively tried to push the gun away, but she didn't push it away enough. The trigger went off, shooting Hollie in the stomach. She screamed and screamed... and then everything went black. She would need medical attention in order to live. In a panic, Chickie ran off to go get help. Would Hollie live?
August 16th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Tom colapsed on the couch. He put his bag on the floor and pulled out a Pokeball. "snorunt, c'mon out!" He shouted as he threw it in the air. A bright, white light emerged and setteld to form a Pokemon, Snorunt. "Sn-" Shouted Snorunt happily, but he was interupted by Toms hand. "Shhhh!" hushed Tom. He pulled out a bottle of Dr Poke and handed it to Snorunt. "Freeze please." Said Tom kindly as Snorunt froze the outside of the bottle. "Thankyou." Scott took a sip and then spat it out. Within a second, Sborunt had instantly froze the liquid in thin air. "Goodgirl!" Said Scott happily.
Tom must of drifted off as he was woken by a loud bang. A small torchik ran into the room as Tom and Snorunt woke up. The window had been forced open and one of the doors had been knocked down too. Tom and Snorunt immediantly ran to the door, where they found a man holding a gun and hollie, unconsious, in her bed. "No!" Shouted Tom angrily. "SNORUNT! ICE BEAM!!!" Bellowed Tom with fury as a beam of cold zoomed past him, hitting the man and making him freeze into a block of ice.
August 16th, 2008, 12:41 PM
(OOC: Of course not! j/k)
Christopher's thumb was getting tired of pressing the "up" button on the remote control so many times. Maybe he was biased, but Sinnoh programming was so boring compared to Hoenn's. The good multiregional shows weren't on this late at night either.
Yawning widely, he took a shower and changed into PJs. Plopping down onto his bed, he drew up the covers and closed his eyes. Sleep came after about half an hour of checking the clock every five minutes.
"Come on, you stupid nerd, your drawings suck!" the kid yelled. He tore a piece of paper out of Christopher's hands and showed it to his friends. "Hey, look at this. Made-up Pokemon, how pathetic." Laughing he tore it into pieces and threw it into a nearby well.
An indescribable rage filled Christopher's heart. The world seemed to turn red. The bully's eyes widened, but the laughter on his face didn't change.
Christopher charged the bully and punched him in the face. Blood squirted out of the bully's nose, and he screamed. "What do you think you're doing?!"
Christopher smashed the boy's head onto the stone wall of the well, and with a final push, threw the bully into the well. "Lets see how you like being down in a well!" he screamed.
The other children were staring at him. "Chri- Christopher," one of them began to say.
Christopher's temper flared at the mention of that name. It wasn't his. It was the name of a sick, disgusting weakling. He needed a new name. He needed something to make others fear him. "My NAME is KAIN!"
A muffled bang woke him up. He was drenched in sweat. What was going on?
He heard voices outside. "SNORUNT! ICE BEAM!"
That sounded like Tom. What was going on? Christopher jumped out of bed and rushed into the hallway. Two of the doors had been flung open. He ran into Hollie's room. She was lying on the bed, bleeding from her stomach. Tom and a Snorunt were in there, as well as a man that appeared to be frozen in ice.
"What's going on?" Christopher asked.
August 16th, 2008, 1:01 PM
Tom rushed outside, iignoring Christopher. char was tsill there and awake, so he jumped on him. "I hope Hollie doesn't mind. NOW! PASTORIA CITY!!!... please..." Char took off extremly fast, heading towards the city, they eventualy landed outside the Pokemon Centre where he found Nurse Joy and officer Jenny waiting.
"Your friend Christopher told us you were coming!" Exclaimed Officer Jenny. "Now fly us to the hotel." Said Nurse Joy. They all got on Char and he took off. They were near the hotel when Tom felt a starnge buzzing in the side of his neck; he was being electrocuted. The nurse and officer were not who they said they were. The last thing Tom could remember doing was htting the cold hard ground with a painful thud.
August 16th, 2008, 1:14 PM
Name- Apollo Sam
Personality- Apollo has a very aggressive behavior and follows the rule of always being first at whatever he does. Apollo is a determined and head-strong trainer that always tries to achieve the gold. Always training himself and his Pokémon, he has become bitter and as some may say a real "jerk".
Appearance- Apollo is 6'2 ft tall and is very fit. He is an athlete. As mentioned previously, he trains with his Pokémon. Apollo wears tight black jeans with a short leather jacket. Under his jacket, he wears a black t-shirt with a faded red "R" at the center. Fastening his jeans is a formal black belt. Aside from the red "R", the only other bright color on him are his white sneakers that have three black stripes running vertically at a slant on the side of them. His hands are covered under black finger-less gloves. Apollo has very messy black hair, since he never bothers to comb it. He has dark green eyes that are always seem angry. If he bothered to straighten himself up he would be good-looking but he has never done anything where his looks mattered, thus he does not care.
History- Apollo grew up in Celadon City. The city itself is very luxurious, and full of the rich, because of this, he has become a stuck up. His father was a Champion once in the Hall of Fame and explained to Apollo that if you don't win, you will always lose. Apollo realized that to go anywhere in this world he would have to be number one and lived by this. When it came to school he exceeded in all of his grades and when he was transferred to a Trainer School, it was no different there. Apollo is a born Trainer, that's all there is to it. His parents offered to buy him his first Pokémon but he refused, he believed that he had to fight for one if he were to have one of his own. Going into the outskirts of the city, he found a wild Growlithe. The Growlithe, like many wild Pokémon, was not too pleased that an outsider human entered his territory and attacked to protect himself. Apollo wrestled with the Pokémon until he finally caught it, thus it became his first Pokémon and partner.
As he grew older to the age of 16, he decided to take on the Celadon City Gym, having a strong advantage type, he won his first badge but became disappointed on how easy it was. He then started to battle trainers who entered the city and still was not impressed, he needed more. Soon a crime syndicate entered the city and began to control the casino secretly, a member of this syndicate watched Apollo battle and invited him to join their gang, promising riches and more harder battles. Uncaring for the "riches", Apollo joined just to see if any stronger opponents would head his way. Becoming the rank of "Admin" he was put to guard duty to protect the head boss. However, all who dared oppose him were too weak and once the syndicate fell to the hands of a small boy, Apollo became even more angry and decided it was time to travel, somewhere in this world there would have to be strong trainers who he could beat and enjoy in doing so.
Type of Trainer- Trainer
Other- Apollo only has three Pokémon. What lacks in quantity makes up in quality. His Pokémon and trainer almost to their peak, Apollo wishes to face the Elite 4 someday and he plans on using only the strongest.
Pokemon- 3 (He may capture more later if he deems them worthy of training.)
Personality- Arcanine is mean and determined much like his cold master. He will fight until he can no longer move, he is in a sense the embodiment of Apollo's determination.
Obtained- Apollo literally wrestled with it and captured it in a Pokéball.
Other- Arcanine is very territorial.
Personality- Kingler, who not be as smart as Arcanine, is skilled and capable of hitting hard and is loyal to his trainer.
Obtained- Apollo found it to be the biggest and strongest of all the Krabby's in the area and decided to capture it.
Other- Kingler knows devastating attacks aside from water moves, beware.
Personality- Leafeon is playful and kind to others. she enjoys walking outside her Pokéball and nuzzling against Apollo. Apollo however finds these traits unacceptable and unfitted for battle. He considers Leafeon his weakest link.
Obtained- It was given to him by the syndicate he used to belong to. It was have been smuggled from the Sinnoh region. Apollo is unclear how they obtained it but it proved to be strong enough in it's own way, so he decided to keep it until he finds something better.
Other- Leafeon in a sense, shows Apollo's lost childhood. He always fought to better himself, he always felt he had to win to become worthy of being noted in this world and through all this time, he never stopped to enjoy his life and to enjoy his childhood. Though, Apollo may be hard and cold, somewhere inside him there is a child who wishes to reclaim his innocence. In a way, Apollo somehow saw this in Leafeon which could explain why he holds on to a "weak" Pokémon.
August 16th, 2008, 2:26 PM
Stantler- Although that is a good sign up, sign ups are full.
OOC- IC will come once Hollie regains conscience, well, if she does...
August 16th, 2008, 3:36 PM
Tom ran out of the room, to what end Christopher didn't know. He rushed forward and kneeled by Hollie's side, who had fallen off the bed and was now lying on her back against the carpet of the hotel room, her arms and legs askew.
She was bleeding bad. Christopher examined her wound, it was a nice, round hole, probably penetrated at least a few inches into her side. He was no expert, but it didn't look like it had hit any vital organs. Even so, he reckoned Hollie would bleed to death soon.
Christopher was beginning to hyperventilate. He was panicking, he had never been in such a situation where a life was on the line. He could barely move, thoughts rushed through his head in a jumbled mess, he didn't know what to do, he didn't even know where to begin...
Then, abruptly, the world changed. His panic faded away into nothingness. His vision seemed to have become crystal clear.
He looked down at the dying young woman, his face resolute. He rushed to the phone in the room and dialed the number for emergency service. After he was done calling the hospital, he called the front desk, telling them to send whatever aid they could.
Christopher tore off a piece of a cloth from the sleeve of his pajamas and stuffed it into the gaping hole, trying to stem the bleeding. While the rag became soaked with blood, he checked Hollie's breathing and pulse. Her heart was beating, but she wasn't breathing.
He had zero qualms about what he was going to do next, something in his normal state, he would have been extremely finicky about doing. Any thought besides simply saving the life of the being before him didn't even cross his mind. Even though he had only done it once, practicing on a mannequin in Health class, he pressed a hand on Hollie's forehead, tilting her head back to open her airway and pinched her nose shut. Keeping his eyes open, he put his mouth on hers and blew as hard as he could.
Hollie's body spasmed, and she began coughing. A good sign. Christopher withdrew, still on one knee, and stared at her, wondering if she would regain consciousness.
August 16th, 2008, 4:05 PM
Hollie's eyes gradually opened after she coughed a few times.
"Ugh... what happened...?" She was in so much pain, she almost couldn't take it. Christopher said something, but it didn't sound like English; she could only focus on the pain at the point. Suddenly, two nurses ran in the room with a stretcher. They picked up Hollie and put her on the stretcher. Chickie came back, only to see a mess of her trainer, lying on the stretcher.
"Chic?" She tilted her head to the side. All of a sudden, it all became clear.
"TOOOOOORCHIIIIIIC! Chickie started crying hysterically. Meanwhile, with Hollie- she was in an ambulance. They were rushing her to the hospital, but she didn't know, the pain in her stomach and everywhere else made it too hard to think. Suddenly, she blacked out again. She woke up again.
"Wh-where am I..." A nurse was in the room, filling out papers.
"You're in the hospital, and we're prepping you for surgery. We need to sew that gaping whole in your stomach back up."
"Wh-what?!" Hollie couldn't believe what she thought she heard. She needed someone, anyone besides a nurse to comfort her. She had never been so scared in her life, scared that surgery was the only option to keep her from dying.
August 16th, 2008, 5:24 PM
"Ugh... what happened," Hollie coughed out. Christopher turned around. He heard footsteps outside. He stepped out into the hallway, and saw a pair of nurses rushing in with a stretcher. "Where is she?" they asked simultaneously.
"In here," Christopher gestured into the room, his voice perfectly flat and level. "We need to get her to the hospital immediately."
"Right," the leading nurse replied, and both of them rushed into the room, put Hollie on a stretcher, and ran back outside. "You want to ride in the ambulance?" one of them asked.
"I'm coming," Christopher replied, and glanced at Hollie's Torchic. It was crying, presumably over its trainer. He felt nothing for it.
Christopher inhaled a sharp intake a breath. The world seemed to become much hotter and fuzzy. He felt sweat on his forehead and body. What had just happened?
He looked at the Torchic, at its sad little body. Trying to make his voice as caring as it could be, he reached out with both arms. "There there, I'm sure she'll be alright."
"Chic?" the Torchic chirped. Christopher rocked it a little in his arms. Then suddenly, he remembered about the ambulance, and rushed back outside. Where had Tom went?
Oh well. Hollie was being loaded into the ambulance. Christopher hopped into the vehicle right after the nurses. The drive to the hospital was short in terms of time, but seemed an eternity.
When they arrived at the hospital, Hollie was put in bed and prepped for surgery. She had fallen unconscious again. Although he was worried, Christopher felt nature's call and had to go to the bathroom. When he came back to Hollie's room, she seemed to be awake.
"Hey, you alright?" he asked her, with worry in his voice.
August 16th, 2008, 5:35 PM
"Ugh..." Hollie woke up again.
"Hey, are you alright?" Christopher asked.
"N-n-not really... I mean, they're prepping me for surgery... it's all a bit too much." She saw the Chickie was following behind Christopher.
"Torchic!" Chickie cried. She jumped up on the bed, and despite Hollie's pain, she hugged it. Then, she found herself crying hysterically. Was this all a dream? First she gets shot in the stomach by some random stranger she didn't even know, then she was at the hospital, then, she was being prepped for surgery? Hollie couldn't handle all this. But Hollie knew this wasn't a dream. She knew that this was all too real, and despite her fear, she'd need to carry on. It would be hard, but she knew she could do it. Despite her attempt to think positively, Hollie continued to cry.
August 17th, 2008, 8:26 AM
Christopher watched Hollie cry, and felt a little embarrassed. He didn't know what to do, his social skills weren't exactly the best. At school people had tended to avoid him due to his DID.
"Umm... hey, don't cry," he said, trying to sound reassuring. "I'm sure everything will be alright."
A nurse walked up to him and whispered in his ear. "Hey, you want stitches for your arm?"
His arm? Christopher looked down at his right hand. There was a long gash running down the length of his forearm. He stared at it, flexing his fingers. Strange. When did he get that? Even stranger was that he hadn't felt any pain until now, when he knew it was there.
"Uh, yeah sure."
The nurse smiled, and gestured to a door. "That room's open."
As he watched the doctor sew his skin back together, Christopher had to repress a shudder. He found the sight of needles and threads going through his skin somewhat disturbing.
"By the way, you did a good job. You probably saved that girl's life. Any medical training?" the doctor complimented him and he worked the needle into the skin of his arm.
"No," Christopher replied. He felt like telling the doctor he should talk less and focus more on getting those stitches right.
When he walked back to Hollie's room, she wasn't there. He assumed she had been moved for her surgery.
August 17th, 2008, 8:31 AM
Christopher told Hollie not to cry. She tried not to, but it was hard. She then was moved to the surgery room. They put a mask on her, and she fell asleep. After the surgery, the nurse came back in the room with her in the stretcher. Apparently Christopher also get stitches for his arm. A nurse starting talking to Christopher.
"She's going to need to stay in the hospital for a few more days. She needs to recover from surgery."
"Wh-what?!" Hollie knew that this was gonna happen, but she didn't want to.
"I don't wanna stay in the hospital!"
"You are going to have to, Hollie," The nurse said. This made Hollie cry again.
August 17th, 2008, 10:04 AM
Tom opened his eyes. He slowly lifted his head and looked around. He put his hand to the side of his face to discover blood dripping from a large gash beside his temple. He slowly got up, but when he tried to move his arm, he wailed in pain. He looked down at it and realised that he must of spraint it, at least. he tore a large strip of his shirt and used it as a sling. it was early morning now and Tom didn't know where he was or what had just happened. He began to make his way down a small mud bank. No Pokemon were in sight and he couldn't see any buildings. He was just thankful he was alive...
August 22nd, 2008, 11:11 AM
Hollie was in the hospital for about 2 days. After those two days were up, she was lonely as hell. After all, she had no visitors; she felt unloved because of this. However, she was out now. Hollie figured that Tom and Christopher were back at the hotel, so she sent out Char.
"To the hotel!" She exclaimed, and Char flew off into the sky. After landing at the hotel, she returned Char to his Pokeball, and knocked on Tom's door after going to the right floor. No answer, even after several knocks. She wanted to see him, to talk to someone besides a nurse or doctor. Hollie got worried, but she had a feeling Christopher would know where he was. So she knocked on Chris's door. He looked surprised to see her.
"Chris!" She said, not even thinking about the fact that Christopher probably preferred being called by his full name. She wanted to hug him, but didn't.
"I don't know, he's been missing for awhile now, ever since you got to the hospital."
"Really?" There was concern in Hollie's voice.
"Well, we need to find him! What do you say? Will you help me look for him? Please?" Hollie looked at him, waiting for an answer.
August 22nd, 2008, 12:03 PM
Christopher headed back to the hotel, wondering where Tom was. He hoped nothing bad had happened to him. This was a bad way to start a journey, he thought, snorting at the playful thought that Hollie and Tom might just be magnets for trouble.
Back at the hotel, he paid the fee for his room, letting him sleep another night. He had asked a doctor about how long Hollie would have to stay in the hospital. The reply had been 2 days, so there was no need to pay for her room.
Walking around in the hotel, he checked his own room, and Tom's. Tom wasn't there either. Where in the world could he be? He had rushed outside during the "incident" and disappeared since. What mischief was he up to?
He spent the next two days trying to find the cheapest decent food he could find in the town, as he usually did. Relatively amatuer Pokemon trainers didn't exactly make the big bucks, and money was tight as always. Since he started his journey, Christopher had learned to be a good money manager. He had to, or he would have long since been starving and forced to return home.
The second day, there was a knock on his hotel room door. He opened it to see Hollie standing there. "Chris!" she called, to his slight annoyance. "Where's Tom?"
"I don't know, he's been missing for awhile now, ever since you got to the hospital," Christopher replied.
Hollie asked if he wanted to help her look for Tom. "Of course," he answered. "Can't just leave without knowing what happened. Has anybody told you why that guy attacked you, by the way?"
August 25th, 2008, 5:15 AM
"Of course," Chris answered to her question. "Can't just leave without knowing what happened. Has anybody told you why that guy attacked you, by the way?"
"No... I wish I knew... but he looked familiar... like I've seen him before... but when I was just a baby... no. It can't be!"
"Oh, it's nothing. Just lost in my own thoughts again. Anyways, where should we start looking?"
"I don't know."
"Well, we should ride on my Charizard's back and look."
So Hollie went outside, released Char out of her Pokeball, and they boarded onto the Charizard's bony back. He flew off into the sky. Hollie pointed to a desert.
"There Char. I have a feeling he's there."
"CHAAAR!" Char cried.
They landed, and started to call Tom's name, hoping for a response.
August 30th, 2008, 5:24 AM
Closed on thread creator's request.