View Full Version : Rise of the Elite
January 24th, 2005, 11:56 AM
This is a pre-Neo Destiny Fic detailing how the Elite Four in that fic came to be. Some things have been changed on account that I'm reworking the Neo-Destiny FanFic, so don't be surprised when you see the changes. As always, each Chapter is subject to change, so check often. This is to avoid mistaking unfinished Chapters for finished ones.
Throughout history, people everywhere have been left in awe by the unsolved mysteries of the universe. However, none has ever compared to the mystery surrounding the world of Pokemon, a mystery never fully explained.
For ages upon ages, humans and Pokemon have lived side by side, as companions, friends, and teammates. Historically, the reason for this bond has never been discovered, nor has the origin of Pokemon.
Some think that Pokemon have always existed, ready to help humanity at a moment's notice. Still others think that they are strangers from another world, who came to this one in a time of great need.
However, there are some that view the world of Pokemon as a foreign place, filled with unseen lifeforms. Perhaps they already reside there, waiting for something to happen... Or perhaps, they've just arrived...
___________________A FanFic by SBaby__________________
__________________Rise of the Elite___________________
Three days had already passed since the boy had been brought in. Even Nurse Joy had to admit, nobody should have survived a crash like that, but there he was.
The young nurse twirled a locke of her long pink hair mumbling to herself all of the possible scenarios that could have given him a chance to survive. However, each theory always came back to the one logical conclusion.
"He should be dead! The plane was in pieces!" she shouted at the top of her lungs. Various Pokemon Trainers stared at her from the seats lining the walls of the waiting room. Some of them were simply here for routine check-ups, but there were a few that had unconscious Pokemon.
"Sorry..." she quickly said, attempting to regain her composure. Even still, the thought of what had transpired continued to fluster her.
Of course, she had good reason to be as flustered as she was. Three days ago, this teenager was found unconscious lying in a field about 200 yards away from the burning wreckage of a type of plane she had never seen before. On top of that, he only had minor cuts and scrapes. Someone thrown from a plane that crashed at that kind of angle would generally have a few broken bones and burns on them.
"Generally what?" she said aloud again. "Generally he should be dead!" This time, she managed to control her voice to a degree, avoiding the previous draw of attention. Still, she let out another large sigh and continued to ponder the week's events.
That was what was great about sitting at a desk. You always had time to think, even on busy days like this. But thoughts of this scale could easily drive even the most calm of individuals crazy.
"Nurse Joy, please report to ICU 1! Repeat, Nurse Joy, please report to ICU 1!" The voice that sounded on the loudspeaker was almost as loud as she had been speaking. Immediately she realized that ICU 1 was where the boy had been taken.
As she made her way through the corridor to the ICU, the same thoughts continued to race through her head. Who was this boy, and why was he barely injured from a crash like that?
After what seemed like miles of walking, the young nurse finally reached the ICU. Without hesitation, she opened the double-doors. Inside, two assistant nurses were literally staring in awe at the patient's bed.
Immediately, Nurse Joy turned to the bed, only to see the patient awake. He had long blue hair that was spiked on the front and hung down, where it was spiked on end as well. His green eyes scanned the square room very carefully, taking note of all his surroundings.
Without warning, he turned to Nurse Joy and said something she wouldn't soon forget. "What... is this place?" Without realizing it, Nurse Joy had taken two steps back, as had the other two nurses. All three stared in awe in response to the statement that the boy had just made.
January 24th, 2005, 12:12 PM
Saffron City had always been the center of trade, and this day would be no exception. That was because the annual Exchange Festival would be held in two days, so to say the city was bustling with activity would be an understatement.
Even Ash, Misty, Brock and Max could admit that the place was more lively than ever before. People could be seen left and right preparing their shops, markets, and stands for the tremendous upswing in business that was bound to happen.
As such, the security of the city had also been tightened. League Officers could be seen assisting Officer Jenny in patrolling the streets of this enormous city. Even so, one could only wonder why the theft level stays low all throughout the festival, as there was no possible way the Officers could see everything at once.
Of course in the grand scheme of things, that wasn't the reason Ash was in the city. He was there to see May's performance. And as such, it didn't take the group very long to find the Saffron Gym. Even in a city of this size, it stood out like a landmark. It was the only circular building in the city.
It was a custom that on the last day of the Trade Festival, there would be a Pokemon Contest featuring veterans who had won at least four ribbons in their career. The winner of the contest would be presented with a unique Championship Cup as well as a rare Pokemon from another Region.
Ash immediately grinned at the sight that beheld him inside the building. Sure enough, Drew was there. He had been May's rival since she met him in Hoenn. In fact, he told her that he would take the cup this year. Ash stiffened somewhat when the green-haired teenager motioned to him.
"Hey, Ash!" he said. "It's been awhile. How's the Pokemon Training going?" His attitude was apparent even though he was pretending to be nice. He was already planning on where to put the trophy, even though the contest hadn't begun yet.
Ash immediately responded. "Oh, I'm doing fine. My Pokemon have really come a long way since the Hoenn Region. Grovyle and Swellow are still waiting for a rematch against you." Ash wanted to act more confident, but he simply remained calm. He didn't want to look like an idiot in front of everyone.
Drew nodded and smiled with the familiar confidence once again. "So, I take it you've finally won a League?" He awaited Ash's response, already knowing what would be said.
Ash simply shook his head. "Nope. I still haven't won a League." He just said it, as if it were nothing to him. Pikachu simply shook his head, knowing the truth. Each loss just made Ash want to press on. "By the way. Where's May?"
Drew looked around. "That's the thing. She hasn't shown up yet. She said that she needed to go to the Pokemon Center for something, but hasn't returned yet." Even Drew was growing concerned about May. He would never admit his feelings for her, but they were plain as day. He had a boyish crush on her.
Ash nodded. "I'll go get her. You guys wait here." After finishing, he ran out of the building, Pikachu following, without giving the others the smallest chance to respond. Of course, that was Ash. He was stubborn, impulsive, and often childish at times. But when it came down to Training Pokemon and battling, he was one of the best.
Given what he had seen thus far, by all rights he should have been dead by then, but it seemed fate was always on his side. The same fate might be what led him to the Center as fast as it did.
Inside, there was a large crowd of Trainers that seemed to be getting restless. And it was for good reason too. Nurse Joy was nowhere to be found. There wasn't even a secretary present.
"What's going on?" Ash said. He frantically searched for May, but she was just as scarce as the Nurses were. He was clearly beginning to worry.
One of the Trainers approached Ash. "If you're looking for Nurse Joy, she went into the back about an hour ago and hasn't been out since." Ash looked in confusion at the unconscious Treeko that the Trainer had in his arms. Even in an emergency, it was policy to have someone out in front in case something happens. He could only ponder why nobody was out there.
Ignoring the other Trainers' protests, he ran through the double-doors leading to the various treatment rooms. Despite calling May's name at every door, he received no answer. He was now beginning to worry. What if May was unconscious in one of the ICUs? Or what if she was kidnapped from the hospital?
Finally, Ash reached a treatment room for Pokemon. May was standing over her Beautifly, which was missing its left wing. She was in tears.
"May..." Ash said, but he knew that words wouldn't soothe her pain. He simply hugged her in an attempt to console her. "At least Beautifly is still alive..." he said.
May looked up at Ash. "But, who could do something like this?" she said, trying to hold back more tears. Ash knew it had to be a jealous competitor. That was the only logical explanation. Lots of people knew she was in town for the competition, but even this was too much.
Ash nodded. "When Beautifly's recovered, I'll find out." he said. Ash wanted more than anything to bring this perpetrator to justice. But he knew that there were more important things to worry about now. What struck him as odd though is that no Nurses were in the room taking care of the Pokemon.
"I'm going to find a Nurse." Ash said, leaving the room. He didn't want to leave May alone, but nothing would get accomplished by standing there. Even Pikachu knew that they badly needed help.
Finally, Ash and Pikachu found a set of double doors that people seemed to be behind. Without a thought, Ash opened the doors, as if going through Saloon doors in the old west. "What are you doing here?" Ash asked, before realizing what was going on.
The blue-haired individual turned to Ash and seemed a bit perplexed. "What's going on here?" was all that he said. Ash immediately took a step back and stared in awe at the boy that sat in the bed. He seemed to only be a few years older than Ash.
Ash looked at the Nurses for answers. "So, what is he doing in a Pokemon Center?" Ash said. This was the first time he could recall a human being taken to a Pokemon Center. And it was even more strange, since Saffron City had a Clinic only a mile away.
The youth answered that question in a weak-sounding voice. "I woke up in this room. Please. Tell me where I am." He seemed to grow more concerned, seeing all of these faces. Ash could only come to the conclusion that the boy was not from Saffron. What else could he think?
Nurse Joy finally caught a glimpse of Ash. "You're not supposed to be in here!" she said in a scolding voice. Ash took a step back in response. He was used to being yelled at, but he usually wasn't breaking any rules. This time he was.
"I'm sorry." he said. "But my friend has an injured Pokemon that needs medical attention." It was then that the three Nurses realized that they had been standing in the room for an hour staring in awe. Immediately, the two assistants began going about their daily business. However, Nurse Joy simply stood there.
Ash looked at the boy again. "You're in a Pokemon Center in Saffron City." he said. The boy seemed to give a confused look to Ash. He then eyed his surroundings once again. After examining each and every corner of the room, he fixed his eyes on Ash again.
"Saffron City?" he said. "Pokemon Center?" Ash and Joy were both shocked to hear this coming from the youth. Even in crashes like the one this person suffered, amnesia was almost unheard of. This was a rare occasion, indeed.
Ash grinned, not really knowing what to say next. "Yeah. A Pokemon Center." Ash said. "You know, where they treat injured Pokemon?" The boy still continued to give a dumbfounded look to Ash. It was as if he had no clue what Ash was talking about.
Nurse Joy finally responded. "You DO know what Pokemon are, right?" The boy simply shook his head. Nurse Joy was literally left speechless. How could anyone living ANYWHERE not know what Pokemon are? It was unheard of. Even nomads and hermits knew what Pokemon were. And this kid was neither of those. Only one thought could come to Joy's mind.
"Amnesia." Nurse Joy said. "That's got to be the reason." Thinking back, Nurse Joy tried to recall what the manuals said about memory-loss. Then she remembered something. It was a simple test that could determine if the boy really had amnesia. It had to work.
January 25th, 2005, 10:01 AM
It was finally out. After two hours of work, the Firefighters had finally gotten the remains of the plane to stop smoldering. It would finally be possible for the police to get some answers as to how the vehicle crashed. And in an open field like this, answers were very scarce.
Officer Jenny had already arrived on the scene with two League Officers. The trio began poking around for anything that could give them an indication as to the reason behind the crash. They shuffled through the debris, as if it were Christmas Day and they were looking for their own presents.
Finally, after about ten minutes of searching, one of the Officers found a scrap of metal about the size of a Raichu. He moved his fingers through his slicked back set of brown hair, as he flipped the piece of metal over. There was what appeared to be a large 'M' on the right side of the piece, and it seemed to have a half circle around it.
Standing proudly and in a macho stance, the slim Officer finally spoke up with glee. "So, Team Aqua and Team Magma were kicking the crap out of each other, right?" The other Officers examined the piece of metal and finally nodded in approval. It would make sense that way. A plane with a large 'M' on its side obviously belonged to Team Magma. But, why would they be in Kanto? That was the main question.
The Officer continued, not noticing another car pulling up to the scene. "Here's what went down." he began. "These two planes, one Team Aqua, and one Team Magma are duking it out. They've got guns blaring! Pow pow pow!!!" As he continued the story, a red-headed man approached the scene. This man had a very peculiar hairdo, with his hair combed upward at an angle.
"So, they're evenly matched." the Officer continued. "Lo, and behold, a Flying Pokemon gets sucked into this plane's intake... Pffffft.... Bird Stew. The plane loses control, and KaBOOM! Makes a nice crater..." The Officer once again moved his fingers through his slicked back hair. He was literally basking in the glory of once again 'knowing it all'. "Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if we see more of these popping up around here..."
The red-headed man finally spoke up with a grin. "If that's true, where's the Black Box?" The man, who was slightly taller than the Officer that was explaining the scene, began to stroll casually over to the area. He wore a silver uniform with an overlapping patch on the right side of it. Obviously this man looked like he meant business.
The smaller Officer looked toward the man. "Who's this clown?" was all that he said. The red-headed man pulled the patch up to reveal a golden 'E' with a globe in the background of the patch. The smaller Officer immediately backed down.
"That's who the hell I am, moron. Lance of the Elite Four." the red-haired man said, strolling over to the piece of metal with the 'M' on it. Immediately, he put on a pair of white gloves. He picked up the piece with the 'M' on it and examined it. After what seemed like forever, he flipped the piece so it was upside-down. Then, he proceeded to the wreckage of the plane.
"You ever play with jigsaw puzzles?" Lance said, as he examined the wreckage. "The more pieces that you fit together, the more of the picture you can see." After a few minutes, he pulled out another piece of metal and put it on the left side of what used to be the 'M'. The piece fit perfectly, and flipped over displayed the letters 'NW'. A perfect circle encased the letters.
Finally, after about five more minutes, Lance spoke up. "This was no battle between Team Aqua and Magma..." He was completely sure of himself. As he finished, he began scanning the surroundings of the wreckage. Finally, he found some traces of blood. Taking a test tube out, he scraped up the blood and stored it.
"What we have here is a clear-cut case of Engine Failure." Lance said. He began examining the surroundings for anything else he could find. He knealt down near what appeared to be a white piece of cloth. Picking it up, he placed it in a bag and sealed it in.
"I want you to check all of the Hospitals in Saffron City for any new admissions within the last four days." As he said that, he examined the bag with the cloth again. Thinking to himself, he finally raised one of his fingers.
"Also, check the Pokemon Centers for any arrivals dealing with Flying Pokemon that have missing wings." Lance stood proudly, examining the surroundings once again. He had to admit, it did look like a Team Magma and Team Aqua battle to the untrained eye, but everything is always made clear if one takes the time to look. Immediately, he returned to his car and drove toward Saffron City.
January 25th, 2005, 04:43 PM
_______________An Unexpected Reaction_____________
Ash and the blue-haired boy continued to exchange stares as Nurse Joy finally came back into the room. She had left to get some equipment for some sort of test, so when she wheeled a fairly large machine into the room, neither Ash nor the mystery boy had any objections.
The Nurse hooked the machine up to some outlets in the wall. After what seemed like an eternity, the machine began to beep. It was then that Nurse Joy stood proudly at the side of the bed.
"Ok." she began. "This machine will help me to determine if you're telling the truth, or just playing some sort of practical joke." That said, she proceeded to remove the boy's shirt. Taking a cotton pad, she wiped the chest area with alcohol, and proceeded to do the same with the sides of his head. After that, she stuck two suction cups to his chest. They had wires that connected the machine to the cups. She then did the same with his head. Standing back finally, she smiled.
"We're all ready to begin." she said. Even Ash was impressed. He had heard of these kind of machines, but this was the first time he had ever actually seen one. This would definitely be an interesting sight to see, in the least.
Flipping a switch, Nurse Joy walked back to the bed. The machine began spewing out paper with penned lines going through the middle of it. This continued for about thirty seconds before she reacted.
"We're now going to ask you some questions..." she began. However, the boy was nodding before she could get a chance to finish.
"I know about Lie Detector Tests." he said. "You don't have to explain it to me." Ash and the Nurse were both surprised to hear this coming from a boy with no apparent memory of Pokemon. Why would he know about this and not Pokemon? In the midst of it all, Nurse Joy took some solace in the fact that all of her questions would be answered shortly.
"Ok." Nurse Joy started. "Let's start with an easy one. What is your name?" She stood back and allowed him a moment to answer. Of course, a moment wasn't even necessary for him. He answered the question immediately.
"My name is Chezni." he said. The needle barely moved as he said it, indicating that he was probably telling the truth. Looking at the two, he awaited the next question, as if he'd done this before.
Nurse Joy nodded as she wrote the answer down. "Ok. Next question..." she said. "What city are you from?" She had to ask this one, as it was obvious that he wasn't from Saffron City. But he had to be from a city close by. At least, that was what she thought.
"I'm from Aeshar. That's where I spent most of my life. At least, until a certain incident..." he said. His tone actually seemed to be getting slightly grim as he spoke. Ash knew that he was hiding something, but wasn't sure what. Nevertheless, the needle remained perfectly still, indicating it was a truthful answer.
"Aeshar?" Nurse Joy suddenly blurted. "I've never heard of that city... Where is it located?" Nurse Joy seemed to be growing more concerned by the minute. However, the location of the needle meant that he was indeed being honest. Either that, or the machine was malfunctioning...
"It is on the continent of Anagard. But, everyone knows that..." Chezni seemed to be growing concerned as well. He didn't seem to like where this was going. Of course, Ash and Nurse Joy were thinking the same thing. Nevertheless, the stationary needle was sitting there as clear proof.
Nurse Joy decided to attempt to evade the location issue for a second. "What is your age. You were flying in a plane, so you DO have a Pilot's License." She could easily make that out based on her experience, but the answer that came from the boy's mouth was not exactly what she was expecting to hear.
"First of all, I'm 16." Chezni began. He was only sixteen years old and already a pilot? It was completely absurd. He had to be making that up. But the next thing from his mouth shocked the two even moreso than the other answers.
"And in response to your comment, that wasn't exactly a plane I was piloting." he began to grin shyly, looking at the two. Nurse Joy could have almost screamed in response to that answer. Despite it all, the needle once again sat there, drawing a nearly straight line. That was it! The machine was broken!
Nurse Joy hit herself on her forehead for not realizing it sooner. Immediately, she unhooked the machine and removed the suction cups from Chezni. "I'll be back." she said, as she ran out of the room, wheeling the machine in front of her.
"Hooo boy...." Chezni said with a sigh. He then turned to Ash. "I was getting sick of sitting in this bed..." With that, he jumped out of the bed. He immediately looked down at what he was wearing. He had a white sterile top on with white pants.
"Wha..." he said in surprise. "Where are my clothes?!" He looked around frantically, but couldn't see anything that resembled clothes laying around the room. After a moment, he seemed to calm down.
Ash finally broke his awkward silence. "Are you sure you should be up and about?" Chezni nodded and gave a simple grin. He seemed very calm and casual for someone who was supposedly suffering with amnesia.
"I'm fine." Chezni said confidently. He was literally acting as if nothing had even happened. After a moment, he finally caught a glimpse of Pikachu. He stared in perplexity at the Pokemon.
"That's a strange creature..." he said. He continued to examine Pikachu, as if he was appraising a diamond, looking for flaws.
Ash looked down at the yellow mouse. "What, Pikachu?" A veteran Trainer like Ash Ketchum knew that there were people in the world that had never seen a Pikachu before. All he could think was that maybe this was one of those people.
Chezni nodded. "I've never seen anything like it... And I've seen some weird things in my life..." He continued to examine the creature, eventually getting close enough to touch him. He touched one of Pikachu's red cheeks with his hand and a spark of electricity could be seen where he had made contact. Quickly, he jerked his hand back.
Chezni looked at his hand, which was still surging slightly with electricity. "Nice." was all he could think of saying. He was literally acting like this was all foreign to him. Then Ash finally thought of something.
"You said you didn't know what Pokemon were?" Ash said. Chezni shook his head in response to the question. Ash still didn't know if he should believe this boy. However, he seemed very convincing.
"Well..." Ash continued. "You've just met one." Chezni continued to look at Pikachu with surprise. He then turned to his hand. There was only one thing he could think of saying in response to all of this.
"No way!" Chezni said. That was when Ash began to realize that this boy just might have been telling the truth. Who would lie about something like this, anyway?
January 25th, 2005, 04:51 PM
Ooo~ neat idea. =3 However... I found a typo? n_n;;;
Even Ash, Misty, Brock and Max could admit that the place was more lively than ever before. People could be seen left and right preparing their shops, markets, and stands for the tremendous upswing in business that was bound to happen.
I believe that is May...? xD;
But I love it, can't wait for more. =3
January 25th, 2005, 05:50 PM
Trust me. It's supposed to be Max. May comes in later on in the chapter. She's already in the city and they're there to see her compete.
Also don't worry, the whole deal with the crash gets explained soon.
January 25th, 2005, 06:43 PM
Oh, okay... n_n; But you could add more interaction between the mentioned characters like Brock, Max, etc. Cause... I don't see them talking. n_n;;;;;
January 26th, 2005, 10:17 AM
Oh! I see what the problem is. I misworded the thing where Ash tells everyone to wait in the Gym. I'll have to fix that... But thanks for the feedback.
________________The Simplest Answer_______________
Chezni was left speechless in response to Ash's claim about Pokemon. He literally couldn't find the correct words to illustrate his surprise. It was as if someone had revealed the biggest plot twist in a movie. He was literally stunned.
"Whoa." After about five minutes of staring at Pikachu and Ash, this was the only word that came to Chezni's mind. And after what he had been through, one would think he would be ready for anything. But who could be ready for this?
"Hey, Ash!" came a girl's voice from the doorway. Ash turned to see who it was. Sure enough, May was standing there with Beautifly. Though it was missing one wing, it seemed to be alright.
"Hey May." Ash said. After pausing for a few seconds, he finally summoned the courage to ask the big question. "So, what's the verdict?" He stood there, waiting for the bad news. Beutifly would never fly or compete again. He knew that was the answer, but he didn't want to say it himself.
May smiled. "Beautifly will be fine. The doctor said she should be able to fly somewhat with one wing..." Ash could tell May was upset about this. Through this entire time, Chezni stared at the Pokemon. After a minute, he seemed to cringe slightly.
Ash turned to see what was wrong, but Chezni simply stood there. "Are you alright?" Ash finally said. Despite this, Chezni remained where he was. It was as if he had seen a ghost. More than that, it was as if he knew something about the injury. His face said it all.
"Beautifly, was it?" Chezni said. Ash and May nodded. "Can I see her?" After a moment of reluctance, May finally let him see the Pokemon. It looked like a gigantic butterfly that was missing a large part of its left wing. Immediately, Chezni placed the Pokemon on the same bed he had been sleeping on.
"I don't know if this'll work..." Chezni said. "But, it has before..." That said, he placed his hands over Beautifly's missing wing. After a moment, they began glowing. Ash and May were both stunned at this display. In fact, one could only imagine what was going through their minds at this time.
"I have it!" Nurse Joy said, as she returned to the room again. She was holding a Poke-Ball in her right hand. Immediately, she stopped in her tracks. Ash glanced at her for a second. Her jaw looked like it had nearly hit the floor.
As this was happening, the three could swear that they saw the left wing of Beautifly growing back. After a few seconds, it became obvious that it actually was! At this point, the trio had all sorts of questions flooding through their minds. It started becoming apparent that Chezni might in fact be from another world...
After a few minutes, Beautifly's wing was fully repaired. The trio was literally left trying to figure out how that just happened. Even Pokemon Centers had nano-technology, but they weren't capable of anything near this. The most they did was heal cuts and broken bones. Missing wings were utterly unheard of. However, this was clearly not nano-technology. Finally, after a few moments of contemplation, Nurse Joy spoke up.
"Ok kid." she said. "Where exactly are you from?" Chezni stood up and turned to the trio. He examined each one of them carefully, in a similar way to Pikachu. Finally, he smiled and nodded.
"I do believe it's time to reveal everything." he said. Ash, May and Nurse Joy stood there stunned. They were now expecting him to say anything, but nothing would prepare them for what they were about to hear.
"As you've all undoubtedly guessed," Chezni said. "I am not from this world." The trio just nodded. That was the understatement of the year. After what they had just seen, it would figure that this guy was a space cadet... May finally broke the silence.
"So, you're an alien?" May said. It just came out, despite how rude it sounded. But there was no doubt that all three of them were thinking the same exact thing.
Chezni actually nodded in response to the question. "You could say that. I come from the Solar System known as Starlance." he began. Chezni grinned as he told the trio everything, from where he was from, to how he got there. It was far fetched, to say the least.
From what Chezni had said, it was a routine supply mission. He had been sent by the king of Asgard to deliver supplies to one of the Space Colonies, known as Primus. He knew the place well, as it was where the Tyraxian-Synarian conflict finally came to a close.
On his way there, he encountered some sort of anomaly, an abnormal condition residing in outer space. This one was a wormhole. Despite his efforts to avoid it, Chezni's ship was sucked in. After about an hour, he emerged through the other side of the wormhole.
It was a strange world, to say the least. It had a very similar appearance to Ansalon, the planet Asgard was on. However at the time, that was the least of Chezni's worries. He had completely lost control of his ship, Eden.
"It must have been due to the Wormhole..." he muttered to himself, as he desperately tried to flip the various switches on the ship. Despite his attempts, he was unable to regain control of the ship. To make matters more complicated, he had now entered the atmosphere of the planet. Closing his eyes, he prepared for the worst.
After a moment, Chezni opened his eyes again. He had somehow gotten through the stratosphere of the planet. Immediately, he pulled a handle, which caused the top of the cockpit to come off, like a jet fighter's ejector. Unfortunately, spacecraft like this one didn't have parachutes. In other words, he knew that he was dead if he remained in the ship. As a result, he came up with one of his brilliantly stupid ideas.
After reaching an altitude of about 2000 feet, he simply jumped out of the ship. He had no parachute on and was falling at terminal velocity. Immediately, he spread his arms and legs out to slow himself down to a degree. Then he saw it. It was his ticket out of that situation.
A butterfly-like creature was flying through the air, apparently playing. It seemed to be speeding up, slowing down, releasing some sort of powder in the air, and causing gusts of wind with its wings. Chezni grinned and swan-dove right for the creature.
Catching its left wing, Chezni felt a pull. Immediately, he knew his descent had been slowed enough to survive. Looking up, he saw the creature struggle to stay in the air, but slowly descend. Looking down, he saw the ground. It was about 50 feet below.
But there was another problem. The wing was tearing. Chezni could hear it. After what seemed like an eternity, it finally gave way, causing Chezni and the creature to fall to the ground. Fortunately, they were only about 20 feet off the ground when it happened.
It was the wildest case of pure luck you would ever have heard in your entire life. Looking toward the creature in the distance, Chezni finally passed out. The shock of what had just happened was too much for him.
January 27th, 2005, 05:59 PM
______________Questions and No Answers____________
The Saffron Pokemon Center had finally quieted down, as the crowd of Trainers in the waiting room continued to dwindle. Only a few of the mildest cases still remained, waiting for the Nurses to check on their Pokemon.
One of the assistants had finally resumed her position at the front desk, signing in patients. It was about this time that Lance and Officer Jenny entered through the door. Immediately, the secretary stood up and bowed to Lance.
"It is an honor, Lance of the Elite Four." she said. Stories of the Elite Four and their accomplishments were widespread in the Kanto Region. However, hearing about the Elite Four and actually seeing one of them were two entirely different things. The secretary had no clue what else to say. Despite this, Lance simply nodded.
"I believe you recently admitted a boy that had suffered injuries due to a plane crash." Lance said. The secretary nodded and immediately motioned to the back room, leading to the ICUs.
"He's in the farthest room back." she said. "Head straight through the doors and it'll be the far room at the end of the hallway." Lance nodded and proceeded through the door to the hallway. The secretary immediately sat down and caught her breath. First a strange boy and now an Elite. What's next, she thought.
Ash and May simply stared at Chezni in disbelief. Ash had briefly turned to Nurse Joy only to see a dumbfounded look upon her face as well. Immediately he knew that the Nurse was not trained for this type of situation. After a few more minutes, May finally spoke up.
"So, you are stuck here?" she said. She was trying not to offend the stranger with her questions, but what do you say to someone that just told you such a far-fetched story? Even still, Chezni simply nodded in response.
"Yep." he said in his casual tone. "I'm stuck here until I find a way home." The trio had finally calmed down, regarding the tall tale Chezni had told them. It was about then that Nurse Joy heard a knock on the ICU door.
"Oh darn!" she said. "I need to tend to the other Pokemon!" Immediately, she headed to the door. Pausing for a moment, she turned to the trio once again.
"Chezni, was it?" she said. Chezni simply nodded. With that, Nurse Joy continued. "You have no real injuries on you. If you feel up to it, you are free to go." Immediately, she left the room. However, a red-headed man entered in her place. Ash immediately recognized the individual.
"It's Lance, of the Elite Four." Ash said. Immediately, he seemed to forget all about Chezni and his story. Turning to Lance, Ash simply waved to acknowledge his presence. Lance nodded to Ash.
"It's been awhile, Ash. How's your journey going?" Lance said. He had met Ash several times in the past in Johto, Hoenn, and even Kanto. As a result, the two had become best of friends over the years. Ash smiled in response to the question.
"I'm doing great." Ash said. "I came back to Kanto to see May perform in the contest." Ash immediately looked at May, who was holding Beautifly again. A smile came over her face after hearing what Ash had said. She had just realized that the Pokemon Contest could be back on again.
"What contest?" Chezni was intrigued by the conversation that the group was having. It was still all foreign to him, but he prided himself on learning the customs of other worlds. After all, his life had taken him to a few over the years. Ash chuckled in response.
"That's right. You wouldn't know." he said to Chezni. "There's a Pokemon Contest being held in the city this week. May is scheduled to compete in it." Chezni's eyes lit up when he heard this. He wasn't too sure, but he realized that he might be able to learn more about this world by going to that contest. Lance saw this too.
"Are you the survivor of the crash?" Lance said. His expression had suddenly changed. He was now looking at Chezni with an interrogative intent. It was as if he were a detective looking for a murder suspect. Despite this, Chezni simply nodded.
"Yeah." Chezni said. "I thought I was going to die. Why?" He simply looked at Lance with a sudden concern. How could they tell all that from just seeing him? Surely the technology of this planet wasn't high enough to detect... Nah...
"You probably would have..." Lance began. "had you remained in the plane." Chezni let out a deep sigh of relief. He was glad that the people of this world weren't too advanced.
"You hit a slope. That was what broke your fall." Lance said. Chezni knew what had happened with the Beautifly, but didn't want to say anything with May there. Chezni simply smiled, nodded and kept his mouth shut.
"Had you hit from an angle..." Lance began. His face turned grim again. Despite this, Chezni smiled and nodded.
"I would've went splat, right?" Chezni said. "It would've made a mess." Chezni knew about the laws of Gravity and Physics. He knew what Terminal Velocity was and how spreading out your body can help to slow your fall down. Of course, he had to know all of this.
Lance chuckled in response. "Yes. You're very lucky." Chezni knew that luck had nothing to do with it. He was trained to be prepared for these types of situations. Where he came from, there were situations like that all of the time.
Ash grinned shyly. "Um, we need to get going so..." Lance nodded. He had forgotten all about the contest. Since he wouldn't get anything else out of talking to Chezni, he simply let them go. However, there was one thing he could still ask.
"What is your name, though?" he said. Chezni looked back to Lance. At the very least, he could answer that question.
"My name is Chezni." he said. "If you need me, I guess I'll be with these two." Chezni said, as he left the room with Ash and May.
February 3rd, 2005, 10:36 AM
(Sorry about the lack of updates. I had a hectic week. I will try to update this at least once per week if I can. Please bear with me.)
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It was already midday by the time Chezni was checked out of the Pokemon Center. Lance had already left an hour ago and Chezni was preparing to do the same as well.
He had only to get his clothes, which Nurse Joy was nice enough to mend for him. After a moment, he came out of his room in a silver and blue uniform. He wore black leather pants and both articles of clothing had the inscription 'NW' on them.
Ash and May led him out the front door, where he got his first glimpse of the enormous Saffron City. The biggest City in Kanto, it was home to millions of residents, Human and Pokemon alike.
While anybody who wasn't from the City would gaze in awe at its splendor, it didn't seem to surprise or amaze Chezni in the least. Instead, he seemed to be transfixing his eyes on the various Pokemon that people were carrying or walking with.
Ash was simply telling Chezni the names and types of all of the Pokemon that the group came across. It was surprising that one would be so fascinated by simple groups of Pidgey and Rattata. But he knew that in Chezni's case, there was room to make a rare exception.
Strangely enough, Chezni would occasionally glance at the sky. When asked, he'd simply say that he thought he saw something in the air. Ash simply assumed that it was a Pidgeot or a Fearow, both of whom could fly that high. What else could he think?
Of course, in May's case it was a bit different. All that she could think of was beating Drew in his own game at the Gym. She went over the moves in her head once again, making sure to weed out what she knew the judges wouldn't care to see. Of course, it also greatly depended on who the judges were.
After about an hour of walking, the trio finally made it back to the circular building that was the Cerulean Gym. Inside, Chezni simply gazed at the sight that beheld him. Hundreds of various Pokemon were scattered about with their Trainers.
However, the one that struck Chezni the most was the one next to Drew. This one in particular was green and seemed to have roses for hands. Chezni simply stared in at the strange creature. He almost seemed to be scanning the Pokemon with his eyes.
"Wow..." he said. "These creatures can get pretty powerful..." Immediately he looked around. Ash and Drew seemed to be staring at him. Quickly, he cleared his throat.
"Um... yeah..." Chezni said. "I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Chezni." He immediately looked at the group for a response. Ash nodded and looked at Drew and the others.
"Please bear with me." Ash said. "Chezni isn't from around here." Drew, Max and Brock simply nodded in response. It was common for people from other Regions to be unfamiliar with some of the local Pokemon. Of course, in the case of Roselia, it wasn't a local Pokemon anyway.
Max was the first to respond. "I guess I'll be first then. I'm Max." he said. Chezni grinned and waved in response. Brock stepped up and extended his hand.
"I'm Brock." he said. Chezni shook his hand. It seemed like this person was their guardian or something, given that he was several years older than the rest of them. At least, that is what Chezni assumed.
Drew finally stepped up. "I'm Drew." he said. Then he motioned to his Pokemon. "And this is Roselia." Chezni looked to the green Pokemon and simply waved.
It curtsied in response. "Roselia." The words that came from it signified a sort of noble arrogance. But Chezni could tell that it wasn't like the nobles where he came from. This one seemed to be more of a 'How do you do?' rather than an 'I'm better than you,'.
Chezni chuckled as a reaction. "I'm sorry." he said. "I'm just not used to creatures bowing to me. Where I'm from, things like this are unheard of..." Chezni proceeded to explain how he got to their world. Ash and May seemed to understand, hearing it a second time, but the other three didn't. Max in particular, had his doubts.
"You're saying..." Max began. "that you are an alien from a far off world?" Chezni nodded in response. Max seemed to give a blank stare for a moment, before breaking out in laughter.
"I tell you..." he said. "I've heard some stories in my travels with Ash, but this one takes the taco." Chezni simply shook his head in response. He knew that there would be people that wouldn't believe him, and he accepted that.
"Perhaps..." Chezni said. "You will understand better in time." Once again, Chezni glanced out the window toward the sky. The sun was setting and the moon could be seen creeping up over the horizon. It almost seemed to have a red tint to it.