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EmeraldSky
April 8th, 2006, 12:10 PM
::taps mike::

Okay...a little background:

A while back, I had a musical adventure fic called "Pokemon: A Siren's Voice". Although it was rather popular, I lost interest in it after eight finished episodes.

Now, I present to you the revamped version of that project...

The Adventures of Kochou and the Beautiflies

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)


Episode 1: Becoming a Beautifly


(We open on the scene of a theater, where a large crowd has gathered. The theater's marquee proclaims in big black letters "LIVE TONITE: Kochou and the Beautiflies"., Judging from the size of the crowd, it appears that this band as a very loyal following.

Suddenly, a red haired girl spots a limo approaching the theater.)

Girl: Look! They're here!

(The crowd hurries up to get a closer look at the limo as it slows to a stop at the curb.)

(Various girls cry "Haeru wingu, Beautifly!" in anticipation of the arrival of their favorite stars. Some wear red, others green, and various others blue and yellow. Still others wear green, black, and blue jackets. One thing is the same: they're all chanting "Haeru wingu, Beautifly!")

(Suddenly, the chanting of "Haeru wingu, Beautifly!" is hushed as the limo's door opens.)

Female voice: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo! (We see a girl with short red hair emerge from the limo to the cheers of the crowd. Since we are looking at her from the side, all we can see of her clothing at the moment is a red shirt with silver buttons. As the girl steps onto the red carpet, we see the rest of her outfit: a white skirt with rubies dotting it. . The fans waring red start to chant "Akaichou! Akaichou!" as the girl waves to the crowd and pauses to sign a few autographs before being escorted inside by security)

(The fans wearing green begin to cheer as a pair of golden shoes with emeralds on the sides and the toes appears on the red carpet.)

Male voice: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo! (the fans wearing green begin screaming as we see the shoes' owner: a tall and handsome black haired boy with tanned skin. The shoes aren't the only item the boy has on that has emeralds on them: the pants and the jacket complimenting the boy's silver shirt have plentiful counts of emeralds on them as well. Midorichou waves to his fans before he too is escorted inside by security.)

(The fans wearing blue cheer as a pair of aqua sandals studded with tiny sapphires emerge from the limo)

Female voice: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo! (the fans in blue cheer as a second girl emerges from the limo, her aqua blue hair tied up neatly in a braid. Her gloved hands clasp a harmonica close to her heart. Mizuirochou's shirt starts out a royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom. An aqua skirt finishes the look. She waves to the crowd as she is escorted inside by security.)

(The fans wearing yellow cheer as a pair of pale yellow boots appear from the limo)

Female voice: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo! (we get a closeup of the girl as she walks down the red carpet: Her hair is tied back in a ponytail so it doesn't get caught in the golden lace or the yellow sash on her short dress. The flashing cameras do make the topazes on her boots sparkle. Ierochou signs one fan's poster before being taken inside by security.)

(Finally a spotlight appears, as the limo's final passenger steps onto the red carpet....)

Male voice: Haeru wingu, Kochou yo! (everyone screams and cheers as a boy with flowing silver hair steps out of the limo and into the spotlights; the camera flashes making the jewels on his green, black, blue, and purple checkered jacket, as well as the sparkles on his black pants, sparkle. A white rose is tucked into the right pocket of the jacket, which Kochou sniffs as he listens to his fans chant his name.)

Kochou(voiceover): That's me, Kochou...leader of the Beautiflies. (Kochou carefully tucks the rose back in his pocket and starts down the red carpet, waving to his fans as he does so) The chant we cry at the beginning of every show, "Haeru wingu, Beautifly!" has special meaning to us...because if it were not for a Beautifly, we would've never had a chance to live this dream...and the young boy I once was would've never had the chance to become a man. (Kochou waves to the crowd as security escorts him inside the theater.)

(The scene fades to show a boy with messy black hair, a blue vest, a deep green shirt, and jeans seated at a table, studying a newspaper intently)

Kochou(voiceover): In reality, I'm just a ten year old child...but at the time, I had no idea that my dream of becoming Pokemon Master would take a back seat to a much more important dream... (the boy glances at one headline in shock.)

Ash: No way! It can't be!!!!

(The boy's mother, a brown haired woman in her early thirties, looks up from washing dishes for a moment, piqued by her son's cry. We notice the pendant complimenting her pink shirt spells her name: Delia.)

Delia: What's the matter, Ash?

Ash: The Theater de Pallete...(he struggles to hold back tears) They're going to tear it down! (Ash buries his face in his cap as he begins to cry.)

Delia: Ash, that old theater's been there for a very long time... (Ash just continues to cry as he darts upstairs.)

(We see Ash seated on his bed, still crying a little.)

Kochou(voiceover): See, the Theater de Palette was the only means of hosting concerts and theatrical productions in our town, and if it was gone, we would have to travel all the way to Viridian to see a concert or a play. But then, I noticed an item a little further in the story. (Ash musters a weak smile as he reads some more.) The committee in charge of the theater would be hosting a battle of the bands in an attempt to save it. (Ash picks up the phone and dials a number.) I felt compelled to tell all my friends about it...

(The screen splits five ways to show Brock, May, Crystal, and Whitney; all on the phone with Ash)

Ash: ...and if we don't win the battle of the bands, the Theater will be torn down!

Others: WHAT????

Whitney: It's a good thing you're trying to save the theater, Ash, but you're missing several important details...

Ash: Like?

Whitney: A. Whoever wins the battle gets the theater, so it doesn't solely depend on us...

May: B. Gary will likely be there...

Kochou(voiceover): I shuddered at this. Gary and I had this thing going: whatever I tried to do, he would try and do it better than me. So if he was at the battle of the bands, the chances of us winning would be next to nothing. Not that we had any musical skills to begin with--the only one of us that had a drop of musical blood in him was Brock--and a solo guitar wasn't going to cut it.

Brock: C. We don't have enough instruments or gear...

Crystal: and D. Where are we going to even get a song?

Kochou(voiceover): Things looked rather bleak...but no sooner had I said goodbye to my friends, did the phone ring again. (Ash picks up the phone again)

Ash: Hello?

(the screen splits to show Prof. Oak on the other end)

Kochou(voiceover): It was always a joy to get a call from the Professor...he was always inventing something or studying something, and often times invited the five of us to come along and help him out. Today was no different...

Prof. Oak: Hello there...I just got back from collecting Beautiflies for an observation experiment, and found a particularly interesting specimen...would you like to come see?

Ash: You bet! I'll be right there!

(the scene fades into the scene of a laboratory, where Ash, May, Brock, Crystal and Whitney are standing around a table looking at a jar containing a glowing Beautifly. Prof. Oak is nearby, making notes on a clipboard.)

May: Weird...it's not a shiny Beautifly...

Brock: If it's not Shiny, then why is it glowing that odd blue color like that? (gestures to the jar and its glowing occupant.)

(Before Ash can answer, he hears a tapping on the jar. He brushes this off as his imagination at first, but looks again when he hears it coming from the jar. the Beautifly inside is tapping its wings on the jar in a desprate attempt to get out.)

Prof. Oak: If any of the Beautiflies start getting uncomfortable, you can let them out for a few minutes. (continues observing a second Beautifly in a nearby enclosure)

Ash: Okay...let's let you out...

(Ash lifts the jar up, releasing the Beautifly. It circles around the table a few times before perching on a coat rack nearby the table)

Beautifly: Thank you so much!

Ash: You're welcome...I think....

Brock: You can speak?

May: Why do you have that blue glow?

Beautifly: Hey, I can only answer one question at a time, okay? First of all, my name is Nijiiro...but you can call me Niji for short.

Ash: Pleased to meet you, Niji...I'm Ash, and these are my friends May...(May waves hello) Brock...(Brock waves hello) Crystal...(Crystal waves hello) and Whitney. (Whitney waves hello).

Niji: Pleased to meet all of you...my glow and my speech ability come from my innate magical power...

Crystal: Magic? (Meanwhile, Prof. Oak ontinues to write while talking on the phone at the same time.)

Niji: Yes...it is said that if you find a captured Beautifly like me and free it, it becomes your friend for as long as the finder lives.

Prof. Oak(on the phone): Not only that, but if my theory about magical Beautiflies is correct, they can also grant wishes....

Niji: Book-boy there hit the nail on the head! Just tell me your deepest desires and I can grant them! (she leads the group down a stairway below the lab. Ash is thinking about this as Kochou speaks.)

Kochou(voiceover): It sounded crazy at first--could a Beautifly REALLY grant people's wishes? (everyone follows Niji through a hidden wall, where we see a lounge; complete with couches, a buffet, game tables, and TVs.) I decided to risk it and tell Niji about the Theater... (everyone makes themselves comfortable on one of the couches)

Ash: Well, Niji...there's the old theater in town...it's being threatened to be torn down...and there going to be a battle of the bands in an attempt to save it.

Niji: Go on...

Ash: I really want to enter, but one, I'm afraid my rival will one up me; and two, none of us really have that much musical talent.

Niji: Let's see... she flies off the coat rack and loops in the air, making a silver pendant fall to the ground. Rings appear on the others' hands. All five look at their items quizzically.)

Ash: Jewelry? How can jewelry make us become a band? (puts the silver pendant around his neck)

Niji: Just hold up your hand and tell me "I'm your little Beautifly!"

Ash: Here goes... (he raises his hand in the air and sings in a noticeably older sounding voice.) Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly!

(the pendant plays back the notes that Ash sang. Ash, however, just covers his mouth in embarrassment.)

Ash: ::gulp:: What did I just sing? And how did my voice magically change?

Niji: No time for questions, just sing the rest of it!

Ash: (swallows hard and holds his hand in the air again, then sings again in a noticeably older sounding voice) Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

May: Wow!

Brock: Show me how to do that! (Crystal and Whitney both have hearts in their eyes)

Niji: I give you the newest hit sensation...Kochou! (everyone applauds as the young man appears before May, Brock, Crystal, and Whitney)

Kochou(voiceover): I was a bit afraid of my new appearance at the time...the shirt, the checkered jacket... (Kochou nervously feels around the green, black, blue, and purple checkered jacket) Even the pants and the new haircut felt strange. (Kochou tensely holds a wad of his newly long silver hair in his fingers.) At the same time, they all felt...familiar.... (As everyone is oggling over Kochou, everyone hears footsteps coming towards the foot of the stairs)

May: Uh oh...

Brock: How are we going to explain Kochou to the Professor?

Niji: It's all right, he doesn't even know this lounge is here. (Sure enough, everyone hears the footsteps walk away, as well as Prof. Oak mumbling "Must've been my imagination...)

May: I want to transform like that!

Crystal: Me too!

Brock: Me three!

Niji: All right, all right, I'll teach you...who wants to be my lab Rattata here?

May: I will! (gets up from her couch and faces the others)

Niji: Now, touch the jewel in your ring, then clap twice. (May follows Niji's instructions, when she claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

Brock: Hair-o wingu WHAT?

Niji: What Akaichou said was "Pretty wing, I am Red Beautifly." (to Kochou) This is Akaichou...she plays guitar and sings backup...

Kochou: Don't I get an instrument?

Niji: Sure you do! Just clap twice!

(Kochou obeys, and an electric guitar similar to Akaichou's appears in his hands)

Niji: Oh yes...if you wish to return to your normal form, Kochou has to just sing "Where's my samurai?"...the rest of you, just say "Fly away..."

Akaichou: Got it!

Crystal: Okay! It's my turn to transform now! (she touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making glaves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

Niji: This is Mizuirochou, on wind instruments and backup vocals.

Kochou: That explains the harmonica... (Mizuirochou runs and takes her place by a mic at stage left, behind a drum set. Akaichou is behind a mic at stage right, nearby a digital piano.

Brock: So who gets the drums and the piano?

Niji: Transform to see which one of those you get!

Brock: Here goes...(touches the emerald in his ring and claps twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

Niji: This is Midorichou, your drummer. (a spotlight appears on Midorichou, who is already comfortable at the drums)

(Whitney looks at the topaz in her ring, unsure.)

Niji: Go on, it's not going to hurt...

(Whitney swallows hard, touches the topaz in her ring, and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

Niji: Pesenting Kochou and the Beautiflies, everyone! (everyone claps in agreement.)

Akaichou: Come on guys, let's practice for the battle!

(everyone starts playing a pop beat as Kochou begins to sing)

Kochou: There's music in the air,
News is in the makin'!
Music in the air,
Somethin' big is breakin'!

Kochou and others: Wow, look around at the sight and sound
Did we take you by surprise?
Bet you can't believe your eyes!

(oh) Whoa!
Well this is only the beginning,
Only the beginning!

(Now!) Now's the time when our star's on the climb!
Watch us try for the prize,
We're already on the rise...

Others: The rise! Surprise! Oh!

Kochou and others: Well this is only the beginning,
Only the beginning, Only the beginning!
Only the beginning, Only the beginning!

Wow, look around at the sight and sound,
Did we take you by surprise?
Bet you can't believe your eyes!

(oh) Whoa!
Well this is only the beginning,
Only the beginning....

(Now!) Now's the time when our star's on the climb!
Watch us try for the prize,
We're already on the rise...

Others: (The rise! Surprise! Oh!)

Kochou and others: Well this is only the beginning,
Only the beginning, Only the beginning!
Only the beginning, Only the beginning!

(The band continues to play as Kochou speaks)

Kochou(voiceover): As I played that first song, it felt so nice, and my mind began to turn to dreams of the future. (the music continues as we see shots of the red carpet entrances from earlier, magazine covers with Kochou's face on them, CD's of the band flying off of a shelf, Kochou singing on a TV screen, a shot of a music download site with the band at the top of the download charts, and the like) I was snapped back to reality by one burning question: (the scene returns to reality, where the band is still playing) How was my mother going to react to my new identity?

(A shot of Delia appears)

Kochou: Where's my samurai? (Kochou glows purple for a few moments, revealing Ash when the light fades)

Others: Fly away... (the others glow their respective colors for a moment before returning to normal, then leave the lounge; Niji not very far behind. They climb back upstairs and into the lab. Prof. Oak is now off the phone, but still writing on a clipboard.)

Prof. Oak: Hmm...I swear that I didn't turn the radio on earlier... so where was that great song coming from? (turns on the radio)

Radio announcer: And coming in at number 3, it's Kochou and the Beautiflies with "Only the Beginning"! (Ash's mouth drops to the floor as Kochou's voice drifts through the speakers: There's music in the air, news is in the makin'! music in the air, somethin' big is breakin'!)

May: We made it on the radio????

Brock: I guess someone heard us playing...

Crystal: WOO-HOO!!! We made it on the radio! We made it on the radio! We made it on the radio!... (grabs Brock and drags him all over the floor) We made it on the radio! We made it on the radio! We made it on the radio!...

Brock: Yeah, Crystal; I--ow!--know you're--oof!--excited about--ow!--us getting on the--ow!--radio...

Kochou(voiceover): Crystal's excitement led us to have permanant custody of Niji...we parted ways that afternoon with plans to meet at the park where the battle was being held. (the scene shifts to show Ash walking home, Niji by his side.) The walk home was relatively uneventful...until she showed up.

(Off in the distance, we see a red haired girl in a pale yellow shirt and blue shorts seated on a bench by the bus stop, reading a book. She looks up from the book for a moment and smiles at Ash. Ash nervously tugs at his shirt collar.)

Kochou(voiceover): Misty and I had known each other for a very long time, and every time I saw her, I got nervous...I wanted to tell her that I loved her and that she was beautiful, but my nervousness always got in the way. (Ash is quivering profusely as he approaches the bench.)

Misty: Hi, Ash... (she scoots over to make room for Ash. Ash notices that Misty's listening to music on some headphones.) Who's your little Beautifly friend here?

Kochou(voiceover): Although Misty was usually afraid of bugs, she seemed okay around Beautiflies...and Niji was no exception.

Misty: She's beautiful...

Ash: Yeah...she glows like she does because....uh....she's a special variety of Shiny!

Misty: Oh?

Niji(whispering): I am NOT Shiny!

Ash(whispering): Just play along! (to Misty) Yeah, Prof. Oak let me take care of her. Her name's Niji.

Niji: Beautifly! (Misty nervously pets Niji)

Kochou(voiceover): So I'd gotten around the hurdle of explaining Niji to Misty...next was how to explain my new identity without alerting her that I was also Kochou....

Ash: What'cha listening to?

Misty: This new band, Kochou and the Beautiflies. (lifts a headphone off one ear, making "Only the Beginning" fill the air. Ash listens in shock.) I particularly like Kochou himself...he seems like a nice person--but not as nice as you! (playfully glomps Ash, but Ash digs his way out of Misty's death grip)
Ash: You think so?

Misty: Yeah! I did hear that he was coming to the battle of the bands tomorrow.

Ash: I was planning on going to the battle myself--that is if I'm not busy with chores tomorrow... (he climbs off the bench and starts on his way)

Misty: I hope you can come! (waves goodbye as Ash and Niji disappear down the path.)

(Ash continues running down the road as Kochou speaks again)

Kochou(voiceover): Now I had more reason to be at the battle than ever--Misty was going to be there! (Ash dances down the road as he thinks of Misty) Little did I know, there was trouble in the air. (We see three shadowy figures watching the stage area in the park: one male, one female, and one feline.)

To Be Continued...

(we see the word "Next...")

Akaichou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"....

(we see a brown haired boy and a maroon haired girl clad in Rocket attire)

Akaichou(voiceover): The battle of the bands is underway, and the theater is saved... (we see shots of the band playing and Kochou singing) but when we meet up with two Rocket grunts that want to steal our spotlight, (we see the Rockets again) a game of Meowth and Rattata begins as we try to save ourselves from their evil plot. (We see the band fleeing from a burning house, and Misty tending to Kochou's burn wounds.) Can we survive and outlast them? Find out next time!

dqle
April 12th, 2006, 04:07 AM
Again with the episode-like fanfics, EmeraldSky?

Sorry for the delay, but college can be busy sometimes...

I was wondering why you didn't work on any other fanfic other than The Ash and Pikachu Show! (Season 2). Then this pops up...

Again, you took the time to ensure that you hit a lot of details, and that's awesome! It's very interesting that Ash and friends take on a different identity when changing to The Beautiflies. (5 transforming people = Power Rangers?) Makes me wonder if there are gonna be even more members to the band...

But again, you had to repeat the transformations, just like Pokemon: A Siren's Voice. (speaking of which, you said you'd give one more episode. wah!) A little repetitive, but easily avoidable by the reader by scrolling down further.

A few minor things I sorta wonder about. A Beautifly that's in a jar on a table. Either that Beautifly is much smaller than an average one, or that's one massive jar! (if you didn't already know, on average they're more than half the size of May)

Another talking Meowth? And of all things, another mafia-member accented one? It would have been more interesting if it were another Pokémon instead... (frankly, I've grown somewhat irritated with his voice, but accept the fact that it has to be a part of the show; can't say the same with the Japanese counterpart.)

An interesting plot and story overall. Great job! I can't wait for future episodes of The Adventures of Kochou and the Beautiflies!

(Oh yeah, and what happened to Pokemon: Rescue Force!?)

EmeraldSky
April 12th, 2006, 04:33 AM
(I decided to drop that too to make room for this)

As for Meowth appearing, he's there to train Kage and Yami, since they're not as experienced as Jessie and James.

EmeraldSky
April 15th, 2006, 12:15 PM
(The word "Previously" flashes on the screen as an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays in the background)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"....

(We see a shot of Kochou accepting his prize from the previous episode)

Niji(voiceover): The battle of the bands got underway, but something was amiss when we arrived. (we see the dialogue with Gary from the last episode) The other bands were being unfairly challenged and beaten by a trio of Rockets, and they would stop at nothing to win! (we see Kage, Yami, and Meowth performing) But Kochou sang his hardest, and the Beautifies ultimately won the battle, ownership of the Theater, plus a few other perks as well. (we see shots of Kochou singing, followed by shots of the billion credit check and the mansion. We were supposed to move into our new digs the following morning, but the Rockets set a brushfire that ignited our campsite and almost scorched Kochou! (we see the Beautiflies fleeing the brushfire and Kochou coughing inside a smoky tent) Thankfully, Misty saved Kochou before he could get seriously hurt. (we see Misty rescuing Kochou) Kochou only needed an overnight hospital stay to recover, but he was pretty thankful Misty rescued him. (we see Kochou and Misty hug)

Today we've been asked to put on a show in Johto..I wonder what adventures await us there? (we see three shadowed figures aboard the Legendary Beasts)

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 3: Beautifly and the Beasts

(We see a shot of the mansion from the outside as Kochou speaks)

Kochou(voiceover): Despite the brushfire the night before, we moved into the mansion as planned. (We see Ash, Delia, Misty, and the others helping the movers) Mom thought it was great I was moving into the presence of her favorite star--but unbeknownst to her, I was also the favorite star. (We see Ash hugging Delia as she goes to help the movers in another part of the house)

(The scene shifts to Misty behind a desk taking a call.)

Kochou(voiceover): During my hospital stay, I befriended Fern, a former DJ for KNTO who now owned a record label. (we see a black haired girl bringing a gift for Kochou) Not only did she get us a record deal, she also offered Misty the chance to be our publicist. (we return to Misty behind the desk again) Thanks to the two of them, word about us began to spread to places far away...

Misty(on the phone): Mm-hmm...okay...you'll give them the royal treatment, huh? All right, thank you...bye. (hangs up. Niji watches as Misty makes a few notes.)

Niji: Making a few preparations for us to come to Johto?

Misty: Yeah...I've secured the royal treatment for you guys!

Niji: Oh?

Misty: You'll get a charter flight there from Lugia Airways, the best food, the penthouse in the Hotel Ecruteak...and the top security from their elite Beast riders!

Niji: Oh, I've heard of them--didn't they save the world from some Legendary hunter and heal a dark Beast some time ago?

Misty: Those are the riders I'm talking about! (Crystal overhears this as she walks in the room)

Crystal: Our security are some Beast Riders? (Misty nods) Wow!

Brock: I hear they saved the world from some crazed hunter a while back...(gets some supplies from the refrigerator and starts making a sandwich)

Niji: Pack your bags, Beautiflies! (Crystal and Brock hurry off to get ready as Misty answers the phone again to negotiate some more)

Kochou(voiceover): We decided to depart for Johto the next morning...and by the time that morning arrived, you could almost feel the excitement in the air. (we see the gang, Misty, and Niji walk into the airport and duck into an alcove out of the view of the passengers.)

Misty: You know what time it is, Beautiflies! (everyone nods)

(May touches the ruby in her ring and claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches the emerald in his ring and claps twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making glaves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches the topaz in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

Misty: Looking good, Beautiflies! (the gang walks into the crowd towards a Lugia Airways terminal, tickets in hand. After being checked by security, they wait for their Lugia to arrive.)

(An hour or so later, a Lugia wearing a silver rose lands at the terminal. The magnificent bird Pokemon decides to sun itself as its cabin is opened for passengers to board.)

Niji: Here's our ride...

Akaichou: He's beautiful!

Midorichou: I'll say... (follows Akaichou aboard)

(Once everyone is aboard, the Lugia soars off into the sky!)

(After a while, Mizuirochou glances out the cabin window, bored.)

Mizuirochou: Are we there yet?

Ierochou: We'll be there when the pilot says we're there, okay? (Mizuirochou slumps to the floor, dejected.)

Niji: If you're so bored, why don't you guys practice a song or two? I have your instruments all here. (gestures to the gang's instruments, all set up and ready to be played.)

Ierochou: Ooh, good idea! (runs to the digital piano by Mizuirochou's mike. Midorichou settles in at the drums and practices a beat while everyone else tunes up. Kochou claps twice, summoning an acoustic guitar to compliment his electric sitting nearby. He tunes up while watching the clouds roll by.)

(After a few minutes, everyone's tuned and ready to play)

Kochou: Let's start with that one we've been working on to warm up, okay? (everyone nods)

(Kochou starts a catchy melody as Midorichou keeps a light beat in the background)

Kochou: I know where I'm going, don't'cha wanna come too?
I got my reservations, and I got one for you...
Plane's leaving just after dark,
There's alway's room for a lovin' heart!
I know where I'm going, don't'cha wanna come too?

Kochou and Akaichou: I know my destination is waiting for me... (We see a map of the world, with the gang's route as a silver dotted line. Ecruteak City is notated as a star)
I got no hesitation, that's where I wanna be! (We see a shot of Ecruteak City again before returning to the band playing)

Kochou: By the time that the sun comes up, (We see a sunrise on Ecruteak City)
I'll be drinkin' from a lovin' cup! (we see Kochou strolling along a street, holding hands with Misty, before we return to the band again)
I know where I'm going, don't'cha wanna come too?

(the music picks up)

Kochou and others: Don't'cha wanna come?
Don't'cha wanna ride?
Don't'cha wanna be there by my side?

Kochou: Hand in hand, holdin' onto,

Kochou and others: The sweet salvation that's waiting for me and you!
I know why I'm singing, don't'cha wanna sing too?
Can't you hear the bells a'ringing? Let the spirit move you!

Kochou: Just close your eyes and let it flow,
Lean your head back and let it go!

Kochou and others: I know where I'm going, don't'cha wanna come too?

(A spotlight comes up on Mizuirochou as she solos on harmonica for a moment)

Kochou and others: Don't'cha wanna come?
Don't'cha wanna ride?
Don't'cha wanna be there by my side?

Kochou: Hand in hand, holdin' onto,

Kochou and others: The sweet salvation that's waiting for me and you! (Mizuirochou adds a riff in the background)
I know where I'm going, don't'cha wanna come too?
I got my reservations, and I got one for you!
I know why I'm singing, don't'cha wanna sing too?
Can't you hear the bells a-ringing? Let the spirit move you, spirit move you, yeah!

(Mizuirochou adds another riff in the background)

Kochou: I know where I'm going, don'tcha wanna come too? (we hear Kochou singing this as the scene fades to the Lugia coming in for a landing)

Mizuirochou: We're here! (she steps out of the cabin to see three armored boys, each aboard a Beast)

Midorichou: So these three are our security...(steps off the exit ramp)

(We cut to see Kage, Yami, and Meowth watching them from a bush)

Kage: So the brushfire didn't work...

Yami: We can always upstage them, so WE hit the top of the charts here! (we see a music chart with "The Rocket Trio" at number 1)

(Back with the band, a young woman meets up with the gang and the riders)

Woman: Welcome to Johto, everyone...I'm Mary, head DJ on WJTO. These three are Josh (a yellow armored boy aboard a Raikou waves) Ace, (a red armored boy aboard an Entei waves) and Aravan... (a blue armored boy aboard a Suicune waves)

Josh: So this is the hit band everyone's talking about...

Ace: Aren't they the band that sings "Only the Beginning" and "When Tomorrow Comes"?

Aravan: Yeah! They've topped the charts in Kanto already, and "When Tomorrow Comes" is number 6 on the charts here...

Mary: "Only the Beginning" stands at number 8, and climbing fast!

Kochou: Pleased to meet all of you...I'm Kochou; the leader of the band...(gestures to Akaichou) This is Akaichou, on guitar and vocals...Midorichou, on drums...(Midorichou waves hello) Mizuirochou on wind instruments and vocals...(Mizuirochou waves hello) and Ierochou, on keyboards. (Ierochou waves hello)

Mary: You all must be tired from your journey, so let's get you settled in the hotel...

(That night, the band is on the patio in their hotel room, ready to rehearse. Mizuirochou paces the stage, and Midorichou practices a restless beat.)

Mizuirochou: Where IS Kochou, anyway?

Niji: I'll go wake him up... (she flies off into the ornately decorated room, where we see Ash lying on one of the beds, snoozing) Hey!

Ash: Wha? (he sits up and yawns) What's the matter?

Niji: Your bandmates are waiting for you outside, so come rehearse!

Ash: Okay... (walks onto the patio and raises his hand in the air, unaware that Josh is watching him. He begins to sing in a noticably older voice) Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Josh watches in shock as Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a shocked look on Josh's face for a moment before we see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(Josh rubs his eyes, amazed as to what he just saw)

Josh(thinking): Tell me I didn't see that... (he starts off towards the rider's quarters nearby the hotel when Kage, Yami, and Meowth; in disguise as newspaper reporters, approach)

Kage: Hold it, great rider!

Yami: We've received a report of an odd flash of light in the area, and think it's a clue to Kochou's real identity. Could you tell us what you saw?

Josh: Uh...

Kage: What did you see?

Yami: Did you see Kochou's true identity?

Meowth: Could you see anyting at all?

Josh: Look, all I saw was a bright flash of light...it was probably just the lights on their stage, okay?

Yami: Sounds good to us! Thanks for your time! (Josh rolls his eyes as the Rockets disappear)

(The Rockets return to the bush they were hiding in and remove their disguises--then Yami realizes that Josh gave them the slip)

Yami: Oh great!

Kage: Huh?

Yami: The Beast rider gave us the slip, and we were so close to finding out Kochou's true identity too! (she clenches her fists in frustration and bursts into song) Why me? Why me? Why me, why did you do it to me? (Unbeknownst to Yami, Midorichou is listening from another bush)

Midorichou: Hey...that sounded like a good song! (quickly scribbles down what Yami sung on a notepad before retreating to the hotel.)

(The next morning, the Beast Riders arrive to wake the band)

Aravan: Rise and shine, everyone!

Mizuirochou: Ah..nothing like a good rehearsal before bedtime... (she stretches)

Akaichou: Not to mention Midorichou came up with a great song idea last night! (climbs out of bed and gets dressed)

Ace: Hurry and get ready--the rainbow bird, Ho'oh; has heard of you, and seeks to hear you perform.

Akaichou: Really?

Midorichou: I've always wanted to perform for a Legendary! (everyone scrambles to get ready)

(Later, we see the gang at the top of the Tin Tower, setting up. Kochou kneels before Ho'oh as the riders watch expectantly.)

Ho'oh: Rise, Kochou...(Kochou rises from his kneeling postion) Although you're just starting out, I forsee your music is destined to become timeless, and you will enjoy great popularity for a long time. But the road to stardom won't be easy, and there will be many dangers along the way...

Kochou: I know...

Ho'oh: The Rocket Trio will stop at nothing to stop you...but if you keep proving to them you have the better talents, you will go far. Now...I have heard of your songs...perhaps you could play one for me?

Kochou: Okay! (he retreats to his waiting guitar and mike at center stage) We wrote this one last night...it's called "Why Me?"

(a techno beat begins)

Kochou: Why me? (why me)
Why me? (why me)
Why me, why did you do it to me?

Others: Hey, heya!

Kochou: Why me? (why me)
Why me? (why me)
Why me, I thought there's no guarantee!

Others: Hey, heya!

Kochou: Why me? (me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me)

Somethings going wrong, you're much too close
You're much to close to my heart
When I dance with you, it's like looking up
It's like a shock in the dark
When you touch me, I can feel the music
I'm falling up to the sky
When you kiss me, I can feel the music
And there's a voice crying, "why?"

Why me? (why me)
Why me? (why me)
Why me, why did you do it to me?

Others: Hey, heya!

Kochou: Why me? (why me)
Why me? (why me)
Why me, I know there's no guarantees!

Others: Hey, heya hey!

Kochou: Babe, why did you do it to me?
Why me?

Dance me throught the night, I skipped the sleep
Fallin' in love's not a crime!
Take me on a ride to liberty,
But, baby, please take your time!

Why me? (why me)
Why me? (why me)
Why me, why did you do it to me?

Others: Hey, heya!

Kochou: Why me?

Babe, why did you do it to me?
Why me?
Why me?

Why me?

(As the song is in progress, we see Kage and Yami in a bush, astounded by what they're hearing.)

Yami: Wait--that song is--but I didn't--

Meowth: You sang dose lines after we missed figuring out Kochou's identity last night, remember?

Yami: I know, but I didn't expect this!

Kage: It's settled then...drastic times call for drastic measures...(the three Rockets huddle together)

Kochou(voiceover): After a day of sightseeing and exploring... (we see the Beast Riders guiding the gang around various locations in Ecruteak.) it came time for the big concert. (we see an arena packed full of people) But we didn't know that we had a few uninvited guests in the audience as well...

(We see the band backstage, getting ready. Midorichou admires himself in a mirror, and Akaichou tunes her guitar as showtime draws near.)

Ierochou: Won't be long before Mary gets here...

Aravan: I can't wait for you guys to play...

Ace: I wanna hear you as much as all those people out there do!

(No sooner does Ace say this, does a crash come from onstage. The band races to see what's happening and spot Kage and Yami onstage.)

Mizuirochou: Hey!

Midorichou: I don't remember the Rocket Trio being on the program....

Mizuirochou: I have the perfect way to get them offstage...(tiptoes to the wings with a saxophone)

(On the stage, Meowth starts a rock riff)

Kage and Yami: Winning is everything, winning is everything!

Kage: It isn't how you play the game!

Kage and Yami: Winning is everything, winning is everything!

Yami: I want everybody to know my name!

(At this, Mizuirochou blasts a high note, sending the Rockets flying! Mary watches as the Rockets disappear with a *ping*.)

Mary: Thanks, Mizuirochou...(the crowd hushes as Mary comes onstage) And now, give it up for Kochou and the Beautiflies!

(the crowd roars as Mizuirochou and Midorichou lead the band into the song on saxophone and drums, respectively.)

Kochou and others: Come on and let the good times roll!
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls!
If it takes all night long, yeah...
Come on and let the good times roll!
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls!
If it takes all night long!

Kochou: I can tell ya, the evenin' sun is sinking low,
The clock on the wall says it's time to go!
I got my plans, I don't know about you,
I'll tell you exactly what I'm gonna do![i]

Kochou and others: [i]Get in the groove and let the good times roll!
I'm gonna stay here till I soothe my soul!
If it takes all night long, yeah!
Everybody let the good times roll!
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls!
If it takes all night long!

Kochou: Yeah, it might be one o'clock, and it might be three,
Time don't mean that much to me!
I ain't felt this good, since I don't know when!
I might not feel this good again!

Kochou and others: Everybody let the good times roll!
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls!
If it takes all night long!

Kochou: And all night, (all night)
And all night, (all night)
And all night, all night long![i] (all night)
[i]Somebody say bye, team! All night long! (all night)
And all ni-i-i-i-i-ight, all night long!

The Beast Riders watch and listen off in the distance as Mizuirochou breaks off to solo)

Josh: You know, guys...Ho'oh was right...

Ace: Why?

Josh: I have a feeling this band's going to be timeless...they may not look it now, but they will be soon. (continues to listen)

Kochou and others: Come on and let the good times roll!
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls!
If it takes all night long, yeah...
Everybody let the good times roll!
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls!
If it takes all night long!

Kochou: And all night, (all night)
And all night, (all night)
And all night, all night long![i] (all night)
[i]Somebody say bye, team! All night long! (all night)
And all ni-ight, all night long!

(Niji watches from a tree as Mizuirochou leads the band into a dance break)

To Be Continued...

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" begins as the word "Next..." appears onscreen)

Mizuirochou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see a shot of a game corner and various games)

Mizuirochou(voiceover): A gig at the Game Corner turns into more than it appears when we receive a tip it's really a Rocket hideout! (we see Officer Jenny talking to the band) It looks like the makings of a mystery, but we can't find any clues to prove the hideout hunch. (we see the gang looking for clues) But things go from bad to worse when the Rockets try to catch Niji! (we see Niji flying away from the Rockets) Can we rescue her and solve the mystery? Tune in tomorrow and see!

EmeraldSky
April 23rd, 2006, 01:19 PM
(We see the word "Previously" on the screen as an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays in the background)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see a shot of the gang rehearsing from the previous episode)

Niji(voiceover): Our fame has apparently spread to Johto, where our two biggest hits are in the top ten! (we see shots of music charts, wth "Only the Beginning" at number 8 and "When Tomorrow Comes" at number 6) Not only are our accomodations top notch... (we see shots of the Hotel Ecruteak's penthouse) our security is, too! (we see shots of the Beast riders from the previous episode.) But, one of them saw Ash transform by mistake, (we see Josh's shocked face as Ash transforms) and would've blown his cover had he not seen through those Rockets' cheap disguises. (we see a shot of Kage and Yami in disguise from the preious episode) Thankfully, our show went smoothly despite the Rockets' crashing it. (we see Kochou singing from the previous episode.)

Tonight though, we have a gig in Celadon City, but the venue is more than it appears!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 4: Get Ready for the Game Corner!

(We see a cab pull up to the curb nearby the Game Corner. Ash, May, Brock, Crystal, Whitney, and Misty all emerge from the cab and stretch, refreshed by the ride.)

Ash: Charge the fare to my cab pass, please. (presents an orange card with a picture of a cab on it to the driver)

Driver: All right, a three block trip comes to 500 credits. (he swipes the card, then gives it back to Ash) Have a good evening, guys. (Ash waves goodbye as the cab speeds off into the traffic)

Crystal: 500 credits? Not bad for three blocks.

Misty: Enough about the fare! We have a gig to go to! (she leads the gang inside the Game Corner, where various patrons are playing the various games)

Whitney: Wow...

Ash: This place sure has grown since the last time I was here!

Brock: Which was three years ago, when we happened to find that it was all a cover for a Rocket base.

Misty: I remember that! Ran the Rockets out of town, and made sure they wouldn't return!

Niji: But look at it now...not a trace of that in sight! (The camera looks around the various slots and game tables to illustrate Niji's point)

May: It's beautiful...I want to try some of the games!

Crystal: Me too!

Misty: Hmm...what do you think, Niji?

Niji: Well....

Everyone else: PLEAAAAAAASSEEE???? (they glance at Niji with Growlithe eyes)

Niji: Oh, okay.... (everyone cheers) But on one condition. (everyone freezes in their cheer pose) Transform first.

May: Got it!

(May touches the ruby in her ring and claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches the emerald in his ring and claps twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making glaves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches the topaz in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(We see various shots of the gang at the various games: Akaichou stopping the reels on a slot machine, Midorichou glancing at a poker hand, Mizuirochou watching a roulette wheel spin, Ierochou collecting her winnings from a game of blackjack, and Kochou calling his hand on a game of Hi/Lo Stud. All of this is quickly revealed in a binocular lens....Kage, Yami, and Meowth are watching from a telescope in a secret underground lair)

Yami: This is perfect, getting the Beautiflies all together in one place! Who's up for burning this place to the ground? (holds a box of matches in the air to prove her point)

Meowth: Let's not do da fire ting again...remember da brushfire we tried to set last week?

(We see a flashback of the brushfire)

Kage: Besides, if we do that again, it'll take our little hideout with it. Let's not forget what happened when those guys before us tried to set a building on fire. (brandishes a reel of movie film. Meowth gasps at the reel.)

Meowth: No, please! Not another Jessie and James lecture!

Kage: It's important to learn why they failed so that we don't repeat their mistakes again. (flicks off the lights and starts the projector, which flashes scenes from "Make Room for Gloom!" on a screen. Yami watches, bemused as Ash rescues Gloom from the burning Gym)

Yami: I see...if we tried to burn down this place, Kochou would likely be rescued again, like Ash rescued that Gloom.

Kage: Exactly.

Yami: Say... (at this point in the film, we see a "Blast off") Why don't we expose them by taking their pet Beautifly?

Kage: It's been done...

Yami: That was with a Pikachu! We're dealing with a completely different Pokemon here!

Meowth: You may have a point dere, Yami...

Yami: Huh?

Meowth: I still tink dat Beautifly may be da source of da band's power...and without it, dey'll be exposed!

Kage: It's a start....but if they come looking for it...

(Back on the Game Corner floor, Midorichou studies yet another poker hand, when he notices Officer Jenny approaching the table. He motions for the others to join him.)

Akaichou: Officer Jenny?

Midorichou: What brings you here?

Officer Jenny: Before anyone panics, you five are not in the wrong here. (the gang breathes a sigh of relief) I came because of a tip that there are still signs of Rocket activity here. (everyone gasps at this)

Misty: Again?

Ierochou: Here?

Officer Jenny: Yes...it was thought that the force had cleared out all the Rockets from this place three years ago, but apparently some have remained to this day, plotting their activities underground. We haven't found any concrete leads yet, but you all need to be on alert for anything like wiretaps or bugs.

Mizuirochou: Wow...this is serious stuff...

Officer Jenny: As of right now, your lives are not endangered, but if you do see anything suspicious, by all means, let us know.

Akaichou: We will, Officer. (she waves goodbye as Officer Jenny walks into the crowd. Kochou speaks as the camera looks around the Game Corner again)

Kochou(voiceover): I couldn't believe it--Rockets were still operating here after three years? Judging from what Officer Jenny had said, the police were taking it seriously. With that thought in mind, I began to look around for anything suspicious. (the scene dissolves to Kochou and the others exploring, tapping on the walls and floors, looking behind the machines, and other things)

Kochou: Anything, guys?

Akaichou: Nope. (taps a wall)

Midorichou(under a table): Uh-uh.

Mizuruchou(behind a slot machine): Nobody here but us wires.

Ierochou(looking behind a posting on a bulliten board): Nothing over here....

(In another part of the Corner, we see a lime haired boy with a Roselia at one of the poker tables. Kochou speaks as we watch him play a hand.)

Kochou(voiceover): While we continued our search for clues, we didn't know that we weren't the only star power in the house. (Drew reveals his hand: two pair. The other players applaud as Drew accepts his winnings.) The great movie star Drew Eigaka was also here by sheer coincidence...and he seemed to be interested in our music.

Drew(thinking): Could it be? The singer everyone calls Kochou? (he motions to his guards) Let me speak with Kochou. (the guards nod, and follow Drew as he approaches the gang, who appear to have given up on their search.) Greetings, Beautiflies.

Kochou: If it isn't the great Drew Eigaka...what can we do for you?

Drew: I've heard about your currently rising fame, and two of your most popular songs...I'm here in town because I'm looking for a musical act to star with me in my latest movie, Galaxy Dreamer.(everyone gasps.)

Akaichou: Really? We've never acted before.

Midorichou: Care to spoil us with details, Mr. Eigaka?

Drew: Not yet...I'll tell you if you're lucky enough to be a part of it. (While Drew is talking, Niji spots a huge hole behind a poster and flies inside) If you'd like to try, I can spare a little while to hear you play.

Ierochou: With pleasure. (everyone runs to get ready)

(Before long, everyone is in position on a stage. Drew, his guards, and the Roselia watch intently.)

Midorichou: Which song should we do?

Kochou: Let's do our new one, okay guys?

(lights begin flashing to the beat as a techno beat begins)

Kochou: You've got to move it, feel the temperature!
Into the rhythm, let the fire burn!
So get into it, get into the trance!
This is the rhythm, of the tribal dance!
The tribal da-a-a-a-a-a-a-ance! (everyone begins to dance to the song)

(Meanwhile, Niji flies along a dark passageway.)

Niji: Odd...what would this passageway be doing here...(she bonks her head on a rafter) OW! (shakes her head) You'd think they'd have warning signs in here or something...

(Suddenly the lights flash on, surprising Niji as she is caught in a net! She breaks free and also manages to escape Kage's hands, prompting him and Yami to run after her.)

(Back in the Game Corner, the band is still playing and a large crowd is dancing as Drew and his staff listen intently)

Kochou: You've got to move it, feel the temperature!
Into the rhythm, let the fire burn!
So get into it, get into the trance!
This is the rhythm, of the tribal dance!
The tribal da-a-a-a-a-a-a-ance!

(as the music ends, Mizuirochou hears scuffling through the wall)

Mizuirochou: What's that?

(more scuffling is heard, followed by a cry for help. (Kochou freezes when he hears the voice)

Kochou: NIJI!!! (he darts off towards the wall as the scene fades out with the words "To Be Continued..." plastered over Kochou running.)

(The word "Next" appears onscreen as an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" begins)

Ierochou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies..."

(We see Kochou and the Rockets singing)

Ierochou(voiceover): We make our way through a secret passage to save Niji, but it's not without a lot of traps! (we see the gang getting caught in various traps) As if saving Niji isn't enough, (we see Kochou catching Niji in his arms) we also have to deal with the Rocket Trio as we vie for a spot in Drew Eigaka's next movie! (we see a shot of Drew again) But right now I'm worried about Niji...will she be okay? Stay tuned and see!

EmeraldSky
April 26th, 2006, 06:58 PM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously" appears onscreen)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies..."

(We see a shot of the Game Corner floor)

Niji(voiceover): We came to Celadon's Game Corner for a gig, only to find out that it's rumored to still be haunted by Rockets! (we see Officer Jenny talking to the band) So to give Officer Jenny a little help, we searched the place from top to bottom for any sort of a passageway, but didn't find a thing. (we see the gang looking in various places) We weren't the only star power in the house...the great movie star Drew Eigaka was there, looking for a musical act to star with him in his next movie! (we see Drew talking with the gang) Kochou and the others decided to play for him, but I decided to do some exploring myself. (we see the band performing, followed by Niji flying inside a hole behind a poster.) Unfortunately, the Rockets found me, and I narrowly escaped being caught! (we see Kage and Yami chasing after Niji)

If only Kochou and the gang would hurry and find me...I don't wanna be imprisoned again!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 5: Kochou to the Rescue!

(We join the gang frantically looking for the source of Niji's call for help)

Mizuirochou: Where IS she?

Ierochou: We've searched this whole place from top to bottom, and no Niji anywhere!

Misty: Say...(she motions for the gang to come closer) Maybe if we sang a plea for help....

Kochou: You know, Misty...it sounds crazy, but it just might work!

(we see two different shots of the drum sticks hitting the drums before the scene quickly zooms out to show the band performing)

Others: Na na, na na-na na na na na, na-na-na na
Na na, na na-na na na na, na-na na na...

Kochou, Mizuirochou, and Midorichou: I'm lookin' for someone,
Have you got the 411?
I'm searching everywhere,
For this special lady...
Lookin' for someone,
Do you have the 411?
Please help me if you can,
Stop my lonely waiting....
Have you got the 411?

Kochou I will do anything to see her again!

Kochou, Mizuirochou, and Midorichou: I will fight the battles, and I know I can win!

Kochou: Mountains are not tall enough to keep me away!

Kochou, Mizuirochou, and Midorichou: I will never give up, any price I can pay!

Whoa-oh-oh, lookin' for someone,
Have you got the 411?
I'm searching everywhere,
For this special lady...
Lookin' for someone,
Do you have the 411?
Please help me if you can,
Stop my lonely waiting....
Have you got the 411?

Have you got the 411?

(Drew and the crowd applaud, but a young girl approaches the stage and motions for Kochou to come closer.)

Girl: If it's what you're looking for, Mr. Kochou; I saw a Beautifly fly into the secret passageway behind that poster over there... (points out the poster Niji flew behind)

Kochou: Well, thank you, miss. (starts toward the poster) Misty...Midorichou and Mizuirochou are going with me to find Niji...

Misty: Gotcha!

Kochou: Guard the instruments until we return. (climbs behind the poster into the passageway. Mizuirochou and Midorichou follow; with Midorichou carrying a flashlight.)

(The scene turns pitch dark for a moment...we only hear crawling until we hear a thud and see a star at the right edge of the screen to mark where the thud occured)

Mizuirochou: Ow!

Kochou: Watch your head, guys....Midorichou, if you could get in front of me...

Midorichou: I'd be glad to shed some light on the subject!

(after some reshuffling, we see the beam of a flashlight, with Midorichou, Kochou, and Mizuirochou dimly lit. Various junk is also strewn about.)

Mizuirochou: Geez, you'd think they'd keep the passageway clean or something....(shoves some cans out of the way)

Midorichou: One thing to remember about Rockets: They aren't exactly world renowned for cleanliness when it comes to hidden bases like this.

Kochou: So I gathered... (untangles his feet from a mess of wires)

(Some time later, the trio continue down a somewhat cleaner passageway)

Midorichou: You sure this is the right way?

Kochou: I'm sure....

Niji(muffled): Over here, guys!

Mizurirochou: Niji! (the threesome run over to a pile of cans and dig through them until they find Niji buried.) You okay, Niji?

Niji: Yeah, but being squished by a bunch of cans isn't the most fun thing in the world! (she is about to say more when the lights suddenly flash on, blinding the gang!)

Midorichou: Yipe! It's bright! (shields his eyes)

Kage: Well, well, well...if it isn't Beauty-boy and two of his cronies...

Yami: We're going to star alongside Drew in his movie, and you know it!

Kochou: Oh yeah! (grabs Niji and tucks her under his arms) Try and catch us first!

Yami: You're on, Silverhead!

(Kochou begins to sing as he, Mizuirochou, and Midorichou run from the Rockets)

Kochou: We're livin' really close to the edge, babe
Almost right on the brink!
Judgement day is only moments away,
Baby, you know what I think?

Kochou, Mizuirochou, and Midorichou: We're gettin' too close, too close!
We're livin' in a danger zone, oh, whoa!

Kochou: Too close for our own good!
We're keepin' an impossible pace, babe
Always under the gun!
Day and night, there ain't no end in sight
This ain't no life on the run!

Kochou, Mizuirochou, and Midorichou: We're gettin' too close, too close!
We're livin' in a danger zone, oh, whoa!


Kochou: Too close for our own good! (Livin' too close to the edge)
Too close for our own good! (Livin' too close to the edge)
Keepin' an impossible pace, babe
Always under the gun!
Day and night, there ain't no end in sight
This ain't no life on the run!

Kochou, Mizuirochou, and Midorichou: We're gettin' too close, too close!
We're livin' in a danger zone, oh, whoa!

Kochou: Too close for our own good! (Livin' too close to the edge)
Too close for our own good!

Kochou, Mizuirochou, and Midorichou: We're gettin' too close, too close!
We're livin' in a danger zone, oh, whoa!

Kochou: Too Close for our own good! (Livin' too close to the edge)
Too Close for our own good! (Livin' too close to the edge)
Too Close for our own good! (We're gettin' too close to the edge, babe!)

(As the song concludes, the gang leaps from the passageway and dashes to the stage, where they collapse, exhausted.)

Midorichou: We made it....whew...

Ierochou: Where's Niji?

(Kochou releases Niji from his arms, where she perches on Misty's shoulder)

Akaichou: Thank goodness you're safe, Niji!

Niji: I'm fine, you guys...but Drew here may have to put up with the Rocket Trio....

Drew: Huh? (watches as Kage, Yami and Meowth leap from the poster)

Kage: Hey, pretty boy...we could make your movie a real blockbuster!

Yami: Let us star with you, pretty please?

Drew: Okay...since I have two acts which have requested to star with me...let me make a proposal: We'll let each act play one song each...and the act that generates the best crowd raction will star with me.

Kage: It's a deal!

Akaichou: Don't get your hopes up, Rocket trash!

(we fade to the stage, where a crowd has gathered)

Drew: The Rocket Trio will perform first...you may begin when you're ready.

(music begins)

Kage: When you've got it, you've got it!
No need to be shy!

Yami: When you've made it, parade it!
Shout it to the sky!

Kage and Yami: We're takin' it all, makin' it a clean sweep!
Surprise, surprise, we're claimin' the prize,
And makin' the final leap,
And takin' it all! (takin' it, takin't it, we're takin' it all)

Meowth: When you've won it, you've done it!
No need to be coy.....
It's a shutout, so strut out!
Cut loose and to enjoy!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: We're takin' it all, makin' it a clean sweep!
Surprise, surprise, we're claimin' the prize,
And makin' the final leap,
And takin' it all! (takin' it, takin't it, we're takin' it all)

Yami: The game is near the end,
They can't reverse the trend!

Kage: Victory's in store!
Baby, it's time to roar!
We're takin' it all! (takin' it, takin't it, we're takin' it all)

Meowth: When you've won it, you've done it!
No need to be coy....
It's a shutout, so strut out!
Cut loose and enjoy!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: We're takin' it all, makin' it a clean sweep!
Surprise, surprise, we're claimin' the prize,
And makin' the final leap,
And takin' it all! (takin' it, takin't it, we're takin' it all)

Kage: The game is near the end,
They can't reverse the trend!

Yami: Victory's in store,
Baby, it's time to roar!
We're takin' it all! (takin' it, takin't it, we're takin' it all)

(applause as the Rockets bow)

Drew: All right, now Kochou and the Beautiflies will perform. (some cheers are heard as our heroes take the stage.)

(music begins)

Kochou and others: Music is magic!

Kochou: Nothin' can compare!
Everybody starts to rock,
When music's in the air!
Music is magic!
Music makes you whole... (Music is Magic!)

It wraps itself around you,
Filling up your soul!
Music is magic!
Cuts through sadness like a knife!
Wondrous and mystical, (Music is magic)
Somethin' of a miracle! (Sweet, sweet magic)
Music is the sweet, sweet sound of life!

(Music is Magic!)
Music sets you free... (Music is magic!)
It lets you see the world the way it oughtta be!
Music is magic!
Cuts through sadness like a knife!
Wondrous and mystical, (Music is magic!)
Somethin' of a miracle! (Sweet, sweet magic)
Music is the sweet, sweet sound of life!

(Music is magic!)
Music sets you free... (Music is magic!)
It lets you see the world the way it oughtta be!

(Music is Magic!)
Music makes you fly... (Music is magic!)
It finds you when you're low,
And lifts you to the sky!
(Music is magic!)
(Music is magic!)

(wild applause and cheers as Kochou leads the bows)

Drew: It's decided then...Kochou and the Beautiflies will be starring with me! (everyone cheers, and the band hugs each other)

Ierochou: Look out, silver screen!

(the word "Next..." appears onscreen as an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays)

Kochou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see the band's bus pull up before a movie studio backlot)

Kochou(voiceover): We've arrived on the set of Galaxy Dreamer, but things are behaving a little screwy on the set. (we see Drew and Akaichou preparing to shoot a take) Could the Rockets have followed us to the set to have their revenge for us beating them? (we see Kage, Yami, and Meowth watching from backstage) I sure hope not, but see for yourselves next time!

EmeraldSky
April 29th, 2006, 01:29 PM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously" appears onscreen)


Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see the band performing from the previous episode)

Niji(voiceover): After Kochou and the gang discovered I was missing, the band put out a plea for help in the form of another hit song! Thankfully, a little girl saw me fly into the passageway, so she told Kochou where to find me. (we see the girl talking to Kochou) After some wading through the mess and traps in the Rocket's base, (we see Kochou, Midorichou, and Mizuirochou climbing through the mess) Kochou found the pile of cans I was hiding under... (we see Kochou digging through the cans) But the Rockets found us! (we see Kochou and co. fleeing. Kochou has Niji tucked in his arms.) We thought we had escaped when they challenged us for the right to star alongside Drew! (we see the Rockets performing, followed by Kochou and the gang performing.) We showed them we were the better band in the end. (we see Kochou waving to the crowd)

And now, we're on our way to our big screen debut! Look out, Hollywood--the Beautiflies are coming!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 6: Movie Madness!

(we see a purple and silver van on the highway, followed by a few trucks)

(we look inside the van to see Delia driving, with Misty alongside her with the map. Ash, Brock, Crystal, Whitney, and Niji are in the back seat. Crystal is slumped in her seat, bored; Whitney is looking outside; Ash is playing on a blue Game Boy Advance, the game noises indicate that he is playing Pokemon Emerald; and Brock is reading a comic book)

Crystal: Are we there yet?

Delia: Not yet...the movie studio's another eight hours away...

Crystal and Whitney: EIGHT HOURS!!!!!!!!!!

Whitney: No wonder we left the house so early...

Niji: I wouldn't complain, Crystal...do you wanna blow your chance at movie stardom because you can't stand riding in a car for eight hours?

Crystal: No, but it's such a LONG time...

Brock: If you're bored, we can always sing a song! (he starts drumming on the window) I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, everybody's nerves, everybody's nerves; I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, and this is how it goes...

May(singing along with Brock): I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, everybody's nerves, everybody's nerves; I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, and this is how it goes...

Whitney(singing along with Brock and May): I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, everybody's nerves, everybody's nerves; I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, and this is how it goes...

(As everyone begins to join in the song, Misty's face starts to get angrier...and angrier...and angrier...)

Misty: Will you guys PLEASE sing something else? That song's getting on my nerves! (everyone giggles at this)

(Two hours or so later, the situation inside the van still hasn't changed.)

Whitney: NOW how much further?

Delia: We still have six hours to go....we're going through some heavy traffic now, so I'd appriciate it if you guys would quiet down for a while.

Whitney: Okay...(slumps down in her seat)

(Brock looks at Ash, who is still engrossed in his game, and makes a funny face)

Ash: Ha, ha... (makes a face at Brock. Brock stifles a giggle, which breaks through when Crystal makes a face)

Crystal: Hee, hee...(whispers) Stop it, you heard Delia!

(Whitney makes a face at Brock)

Brock: Gbttth! (whispers) We're gonna get in trouble!

(Ash makes a face at Niji, who bursts out laughing)

Crystal: Shhh! (stifles laughter as Niji makes a face. Before long everyone; bar Delia and Misty, are making silly faces and laughing)

Misty: GUYS!!!! I THOUGHT DELIA SAID SHE WANTED IT QUIET!!!!

Ash: We were having a funny face contest, but we're done now.

Brock: You won.

Misty: I hope your faces stick. (everyone laughs again)

(A few hours later, the effects of cabin fever are starting to sink in)

Niji: You know, Drew isn't going to recognize you guys in these forms....we need to find a place to transform.

Kochou(voiceover): Niji was right...we needed to transform before we got to the studio--but how were we going to do it out in the middle of nowhere? Thankfully, Brock came up with the perfect solution...

Brock: Bathroom take on three, okay? (everyone nods) One, two, three! (everyone starts squirming as if they need to go to the bathroom)

Delia: Okay, guys; there's a gas station coming up so you guys can go while I'm filling up the car, okay? (the van and the trucks pull inside the gas station. Ash and the others race for the bathrooms.)

(In the girls' bathroom, May touches the ruby in her ring and claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(We cut to the boy's bathroom, where we see Brock touch the emerald in his ring and clap twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Back in the girl's bathroom, Crystal touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making gloves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches the topaz in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(Kochou flushes the toliet as he emerges from the boy's bathroom. Midorichou does likewise. Akaichou, Mizuirochou, and Ierochou meet them outside, and the fivesome climb back in the car.)

(On the movie studio backlot, the three Rockets watch the various vehicles come and go)

Yami: Are they ever gonna get here? I wanna give them a piece of my mind!

Kage: I do too, Yami...they just need to get here first.

Meowth: If you two are bored, we can muse on just how appealing we are compared to Kochou...

Yami: Great idea, Meowth! Hmm...how appealing we are compared to Silverhead....

(music begins as we enter a dream sequence)

Kage: It's a total eclipse, the moon's overtakin' the sun! (we see the moon eclipsing the sun as Kage sings)
It's a total eclipse, we're comin' to grips,
You'll be left in the shadows, when I get done!
For I've got,

Kage, Yami and Meowth: Universal appeal,
Baby! (Universal appeal)
Universal appeal,
(Universal appeal)

Yami: Haley's Comet's got nothin' on me, (Nothin' Nothin')
I'm the brightest star in the galaxy! (we see a comet zip by a constellation of Yami's face)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: Universal appeal,
Baby! (Universal Appeal)
Universal appeal!
(Universal appeal)

Kage: I keep growin' bigger each day (we see a rapidly growing figure of Kage)

Yami: Soon I'm gonna outshine the Milky Way! (we see Yami's face in a brightly shining star)

Meowth: In my own mind's eye, I am the sky...
So why should I be shy?

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: When I've got,

[i]I've got (Universal appeal) Universal appeal!
I've got (Universal appeal) Universal appeal!
I've got (Universal appeal) Universal appeal!
I've got (Universal appeal) Universal, universal appeal! (the Rockets laugh as the dream sequence fades)

(Suddenly, Meowth spots the van and the trucks approaching)

Meowth: Dere dey are! (He leads Kage and Yami into the soundstage where Galaxy Dreamer is being filmed, just as Drew arrives to meet the band)

Drew: Welcome to the set, Beautiflies...

Akaichou: Wow... (she watches as the crew hurries about, getting ready)

Mizuirochou: It's beautiful! (admires some of the planetary sets)

Drew: Glad you like it. (he motions to a brown haired girl over by the hair and makeup vanity getting her hair done) This is Mina, my costar...my character is in charge of leading her on her journey among the stars...

Midorichou: And why are we on that journey, out of curiosity?

Drew: Mina's character has a star pendant that she's owned ever since she was a baby...and she decides to journey among the stars to find her true family and her home world.

Mina: Here's what it looks like...(shows the gang a glittering star shaped pendant. While fake, the pendant catches the Rockets' eyes.)

Yami: I wish I had a pendant like that...

(Yami's dream sequence-Yami strolls down a runway in a hunter green dress and a similar pendant around her neck)

Meowth: Foget about da look of it--it's gotta be woith millions! (Meowth has credit signs in his eyes) We gotta find a way to distract Kochou so we can take da pendant!

Kage: Okay! Huddle! (the Rockets huddle together, discussing ideas)

(Elsewhere, Drew, Mina, and a male extra pose on the set. Kochou and the band, meanwhile, tune their instruments and warm up, until the director approaches.)

Kochou: Yes?

Director: Okay, Kochou, here's the deal: Initially, we wanted Drew to sing when he sees Mina flirting with this extra here...but we learned that he can't sing at all!

Midorichou: As in so bad, nails on a chalkboard sound better? (does a rim shot to punctuate his own joke. Akaichou and Ierochou roll their eyes)

Director: Yes, that bad...so I want Kochou to dub Drew's singing voice so it'll sound nicer.

Kochou: Sure thing! (snaps a few times to count everyone off)

(music begins)

Kochou: Who is she kissing, is it me?
Or did she fall in love with a fantasy?
Who is she kissing? Wish I knew....
What she's thinkin' of when she looks into my eyes....

Whoa, who is she kissing, wish I knew
Who is she kissing, me or you?
Who is she kissing, when she looks into my eyes?

Others: Who?

Kochou: Who is she kissing, me or him?
Am I being used, tell me who does she prefer
Me or him?

Does she want some other guy
When she looks my way?
Does she want some other guy?
Which role should I play?

Who is she kissing, wish I knew
Who is she kissing, me or you?
Who is she kissing, when she looks into my eyes?

Others: Who?

Kochou: Who is she kissing? (Who is she kissing?)
Who is she kissing? (Who is she kissing?)
Who?

(we look on the Rockets as the crew applauds)

Meowth: I'll tell you who Kochou's gonna be kissin'...he'll be kissin' dis show goodbye!

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next" appears onscreen)

Misty(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"....

(We see Drew shoving Akaichou out of the way of an explosion)

Misty(voiceover): Those Rockets sure are trying hard to ruin our movie! First they rig the explosions to go off too soon, (we see the Rockets doing that, followed by some explosions) and then they try to interrupt our song by stealing our spotlight! (we see a split screen shot of the Rockets and Kochou singing) I'm surprised security hasn't caught them yet, but for now, we'll have to put up with them! Stay tuned for tomorrow's exciting adventure!

EmeraldSky
May 6th, 2006, 07:31 AM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously" appears onscreen)


Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see the band performing from the previous episode)

Niji(voiceover): We've arrived on the set of Galaxy Dreamer, but not without an interesting trip to the studio. Brock tried to get everyone to sing an annoying car song to drive Misty nuts... (we see everyone singing as Misty gets angrier by the moment.) Then we had a funny face contest... (we see everyone making funny faces and laughing) but Misty won that too! (we see Misty snapping at the others)

Things really got interesting on the set, though...While we were doing some overdubbing for one of the movie's songs, we saw that there were a few uninvited guests among us.. (we see the Rockets watching from backstage as Kochou and the band perform) and they'll stop at nothing to ruin our big screen debut!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 7: Rescue with a Bang!

(We open on a section of the backstage area, where we see Kage pacing the floor. Yami and Meowth sit on a trunk nearby)

Kage: Here's the situation, gang: We've got to hijack this movie set somehow, but your ideas of stealing Mina's pendant (we see the star-shaped pendant from the last episode) just isn't gonna cause enough panic.

Yami: What you mean, not enough? They'll be frantically looking for it, (we see chibi versions of Kochou and the crew running around the set) and we'll just sneak in and "borrow" the equipment! (we see a chibi Kage and Yami sneaking out of the backlot with cameras.)

Kage: But what happens once they find the pendant?

Yami: They realize that the cameras disappeared, and we're had...

Kage: Exactly! Therefore, I suggest sabotaging the set somehow. (he holds a film reel in the air, prompting Meowth to dart behind the trunk)

Meowth: I'll just hide in here, tank you..

Kage: Okay... (he wheels a projector out, threads the reel inside, pulls down a screen, and starts the projector. Clips from the episode "Air Time" flash onscreen, which Yami watches, bemused.) Notice what Jessie and James did to sabotage the radio show?

Yami: That's a completely different medium that what we're dealing with!

Kage: I know that, but what happened with the radio here (gestures to the screen) can just as easily be adapted to a TV station or movie set.

Meowth(muffled): How so, Professor Kage? (we see Meowth's thoughts: Kage in a lab coat)

Kage: Notice how these two disguise themselves as radio actors? (gestures to Jessie and James attempting to voice act on the screen) Likewise, we can disguise ourselves as movie stars and sabotage the set from the inside! (turns the projector off)

Meowth: Now why didn't I tink of dat?

Yami: Because you're a fraidy cat!

Meowth: YOU TAKE DAT BACK!!!!!! (he brandishes a claw at Yami. The two begin to fight, making a dust cloud appear. Kage watches, embarrassed)

Kage: This is going to be one long mission...

(Meanwhile, Kochou and the band watch as the director briefs Kochou on the next song the group has to perform.)

Director: Okay, this next number plays as Drew's character struggles with the jealousy he has for his rival... (Before the director can say any more, Kage and Yami enter; disguised as screenwriters. Kage wears a black suit, and Yami a short red dress. Meowth rides on Yami's shoulder, wearing a blue beret.) Yes?

Kage: Pardon me sir, but we've just completed our newest project--

Director: Not now, you two; I'm busy!

Yami: Oh, but it's got all the makings of a blockbuster! (shows the director into an office, slamming the door behind her. Kochou winces when the door slams)

Midorichou: Talk about having stars in your eyes... (does a rim shot to punctuate his joke)

Akaichou: You have a point, Midorichou...I have a feeling those screenwriters aren't what they say they are...

(music begins)

Kochou: Every place you go, everywhere you turn
Someone else is movin' in,
And they're makin' time
And it's gettin' underneath your skin,
Whoa, whoa!

Kochou and others: Doesn't it hurt?
Jealousy, baby!
Doesn't it burn?
Jealousy?

Kochou: Doesn't it consume your soul?
Makin you lose control,
Jealousy!
Nothing to be said,
Nothing to be done
Someone else is in your place,
And you won't forget!
And it's hittin' you right where you live,
Whoa, whoa!

Kochou and others: Doesn't it hurt?
Jealousy, baby!
Doesn't it burn?
Jealousy!

Kochou: Doesn't it grab hold of you?
Breakin' your heart in two,
Jealousy!
All at once, you're wild and runnin',
Runnin' blind....
Revenge, revenge, revenge
Is the one thing on your mind,
Whoa, whoa!

Kochou and others: Doesn't it hurt?
Jealousy, baby!
Doesn't it burn?
Jealousy!

Kochou: Doesn't it consume your soul?
Makin' you lose control,
Jealousy, jealousy, jealousy,
Jealousy!

(When Kochou sings the last note of the song, we see the office door open, followed by Kage, Yami, and Meowth flying into the sky with a *ping*)

Mizuirochou: Serves them right to crash our movie...

(Later, Kage, Yami, and Meowth are backstage, where a stunt scene is to be filmed)

Yami: Ooh, look at all this... we could make major noise with some TNT and a detonator! (grabs a detonator, then runs to look for some TNT.)

Kage: Actually...

Yami: Now what? Are you gonna bore me with another "Jessie and James" lecture?

Meowth: Oh no...

Kage: No, look... (he points out some timers on the detonators already in place) These explosives are only timed to go off when someone trips a sensor at the right time...so if we set these to go off early...so long, Silverhead! (we see Kage's thoughts of a scorched Kochou)

Yami: Yeah! (she sets the timers to a different time. Kage runs to the right and does the same to some other detonators. Their handiwork complete, they slip behind some metal cases to watch the mayhem unfold, just as the band, Drew, Mina, and the director enter.)

Director: Okay guys, here's the deal: One of the girls will hang from a cliff about to fall in a raging inferno. Drew runs to save her, triggering some explosions, but making it through unharmed.

Ierochou: You sure he can do this?

Drew: I had some training with stunt people before, so I do all my own stunts in my flicks, unless it's really complicated. Running through explosions is something easy, so I'm not worried. (puts on a fire suit for protection)

Director: Now, which one of you three wants to hang above the ground for a few minutes?

Ierochou: ::gulp::

Mizuirochou: I'm afraid of heights....

Director: You're only hanging above an X of tape, the fire pit will be drawn in later. (Ierochou and Mizuirochou breathe a sigh of relief)

Akaichou: I'll do it!

Director: Okay, come over here, but watch out for the sensors...those trigger the explosions.

Akaichou: Okay! (she starts over toward stage right and is strapped in a harness. Once comfortable, the crew begins to raise Akaichou up over a taped X, but accidentally steps on a sensor, triggering an explosion! Akaichou dangles dangerously close to one of the fires...)

Kochou: AKAICHOU!!!

Akaichou: HEEEEEELLLLLLPPP!!!! (she frantically struggles to get free)

Drew: I've got you! (races through the explosions and rescues Akaichou just seconds before another explosion occurs. Miraculously, both are unharmed.)

Midorichou: Whoa! (leads the applause as Drew leads Akaichou back to her bandmates)

Mizuirochou: You were really brave, there!

Akaichou: I didn't know they were supposed to do that!

Director: They weren't...Drew was supposed to trip the sensors, but they were obviously tampered with! And I want to know who did it!

Yami(offscreen): That would be us!

(everyone gasps as the Rockets rise up from a platform nearby the taped X)

Yami: To protect the world from devastation...

Kage: And unite all peoples within our nation...

Yami: To denounce the evils of truth and love...

Kage: To extend our reach to the stars above...

Yami: Yami!

Kage: Kage!

Yami: Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light! (we see the background of an R on a movie screen)

Kage: Surrender now, or prepare to fight.

Meowth: Meowth! Dat's right! And we have a message to da Beautiflies!

(electric guitar chord. (we see Kage, Yami, and Meowth on a stage)

Meowth: Congratulations!
You're on your way out!
From here on in, I'll be takin' da lead!

Kage: Congratulations!
You're on your way out!
I'm bound to win, I was born to succeed,

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: Congratulations to us,
Congratulations to us! (Congratulations!)

(Kochou grits his teeth in anger as he listens to the song.)

Yami: Congratulations!
You're on your way down!
I've staked my claim and you're takin' the fall!

Ierochou: Oh yeah? We'll see who takes the fall!

Midorichou: Hit it, Kochou!

Kochou(singing over the Rockets): Close your eyes tonight and wish upon a shooting star!

Ierochou: See it fly into a million points of light!

Akaichou: Every promise, hope, and prayer becomes a jeweled star!

Kochou and others: and I believe deep inside my heart that fate, will lead us on... (Midorichou leads the others into a rock beat, clearly overpowering the Rockets, but the Rockets try to one up Kochou.)

Kage: Congratulations!
You gave up the crown!
You've lost the game and it's winner take all!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: Congratulations to us,
Congratulations to us! (Congratulations)

Kochou: I've broken free from a cold wave of doubt...
Yet I don't know why I'm crying...

Yami: You don't stand a chance
Against the likes of me! (me, me, me)

Meowth: Take a backwards glance,
You'll soon be history! (history)

Kochou: And so I turn, looking away from everyone,
Silently, I vanish in the night air...

Kage, Yami and Meowth: :Congratulations!
Soon all that you'll see,
Is people saying
Congratulations to us!

Kochou: I'm searching endlessly for something that I lost!
My heart, it aches so painfully!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: Congratulations to us,
Congratulations to us! (Congratulations, Congratulations!)

Kochou: And as the falling rain consumes me, soothes me,
I'll never stop singing this song for you!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: Congratulations to us,
Congratulations to us! (Congratulations, Congratulations!)

Midorichou: If the morning sun should come again and shine once more,

Mizuirochou: Oh, how I would want that sunny day eternally!

Ierochou: If we meet again, my joy, my love, my everything,

Kochou and others: Would become like jewels, and everyone would know, of a miracle... (we see angry looks on the Rocket's faces as Kochou and the band continue to play)

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next" appears onscreen)

Akaichou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(We see Kochou and the gang at a movie theater)

Akaichou(voiceover): We finally finish filming our movie, and we're all set to premiere it! But, the Rockets have a movie of their own up their sleeves, and they really want people to watch it! (we see Kage and Yami taping up their own movie posters on top of Galaxy Dreamer posters.) Strangely enough, they even hold their movie premiere on the same night we premiere our movie! But I'm not worried, cause I know ours is way better than their sorry production! (we see people leaving the Rocket premiere, followed by Kochou singing) But will ours hold up? Stay tuned!

EmeraldSky
May 11th, 2006, 09:10 AM
(An instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays in the background as the word "Previously" appears on the screen)

Niji: Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"....

(We see Kage and Yami shoving the director into an office.)

Niji: Those Rockets are sure trying hard to spoil our big screen debut! First they tried to convince the director to let them make their own little production... (we see Kage and Yami in disguise again) and then they rigged the detonators for a stunt to go off at the wrong time, which put Akaichou in danger! (we see Akaichou dangling over some fires) Drew was brave enough to save Akaichou (we see Drew rescuing Akaichou), but the Rockets didn't stop there--they tried to taunt us, (we see the Rockets performing) but we sang right back at them! (we see Kochou singing over the Rockets)

Our movie's almost ready--I can't wait for our big debut!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 8: Premiere Panic!

(We see various shots of Kochou, Drew, Mina, and the crew filming....when we catch up to the band, they're relaxing in their trailer. Kochou lies on a cot, snoozing; Akaichou looks out on the backlot, Niji on her shoulder. Midorichou is sitting on the couch, watching TV; and Mizuirochou is in the kitchen, making popcorn. Ierochou enters the room, a yellow towel wrapped around her hair and a second towel wrapped around her body)

Ierochou: Ah...nothing like a shower after a long day on the set! (she steps behind a screen to dress in something more comfortable.)

Midorichou: I'm sure it felt good--at least the Rockets didn't bug us anymore today.

Akaichou: I'd love to rig them above some explosions and see how THEY feel!

(We see the Rockets rigged above some explosions for a moment...just then, a knock is heard on the trailer door, snapping Akaichou from her dream sequence and waking Kochou.)

Kochou: I wonder who that could be? (he starts towards the door, but Niji flies to the peephole and looks outside)

Niji: It's only Misty, guys!

Mizuirochou: Misty?

Ierochou(from behind the screen): What's she doing here? (emerges from the screen in a yellow bathrobe as Kochou lets Misty in)

Misty: I came because I heard the premiere of Galaxy Dreamer's in a few days, and I was planning on being there with you guys.

Kochou: Well, thank you! (he hugs Misty)

Misty: The house is fine, and Delia's psyched you're going to be in a movie...you know she loves you guys!

(Kochou is about to answer when another knock is heard at the door. He gets up to see Drew and Mina at the door.)

Kochou: Drew, Mina? What brings you guys here at this hour?

Mina: The crew's missing a few movie cameras, and wants to know if you guys have seen them anywhere...

Kochou: Nope...

Midorichou: Last time I checked, they were in the storage area, where they belonged.

Drew: Strange...they couldn't have grown legs and walked away...

(we cut to a forested area just outside the backlot, where Kage, Yami, and Meowth are trudging through the underbrush with some movie cameras.)

Meowth: Ya know, Kage? Swipin' dese movie cameras was a great idea!

Kage: Exactly...we can film our own movie while Silverhead and his pals run around looking for them!

Yami: Flat spot up ahead! (she runs ahead to a clearing, which almost looks like a plain. Kage and Meowth follow and set up the cameras)

(Later, Meowth is in a director's chair, overlooking the makeshift soundstage. Kage and Yami, playing the role of explorers, await instructions)

Meowth: "Da Rocket's Treasure", take 1! (claps a clapboard. Kage and Yami trudge around, until Kage winces)

Kage: That was my foot you stepped on!

Yami: Sorry...

(we blip to Meowth holding the clapboard again)

Meowth: "Da Rocket's Treasure", take 7! (claps the clapboard. Kage and Yami start walking, until Yami realizes that an Ekans decided to nap on her leg. She screams and tries to shake the Ekans off.)

(we blip to show Meowth with the clapboard again)

Meowth: "Da Rocket's Treasure", take 39! (claps the clapboard)

(Kage and Yami start walking, until Kage trips and falls, taking Yami with him! Meowth sighs as his comrades struggle to get up)

Meowth: We'll never finish filming at dis rate...

(Kochou speaks as we return to the backlot.)

Kochou(voiceover): We looked all over the set for the missing cameras, but didn't find them. (we see Kochou and the others searching.) Fortunately for us, we had some spares handy; so filming continued on schedule. (we see Kochou, Drew and Mina filming.) Before long, filming was done, and we offered to play for the crew to celebrate. (we see Kochou and the crew on a stage with their instruments.) The trouble began just minutes before we started....

(Akaichou hears a knock at the soundstage door. The director opens it to see the Rockets at the door disguised as film distributors)

Director: Not you guys again...

Drew: Hear this, Rockets!

(music begins)

Kochou: Beat this, if you can!
Or are you just an also-ran?
I ain't no loser that you can dismiss!

Kochou and others: Beat this!
Beat this!
Beat this!!!

Kochou: Beat this, go and try!
If you can't, then wave goodbye!
This is my moment, my turn at bat!

Kochou and others: Beat this!

Kochou: Beat that!

Kochou and others: Beat this!!!

Kochou: You think you're really somethin', don't ya?
You think you've got it won, don't ya?
Well, I've got news,
I ain't about to lose!

Beat this, do your best!
And if you can't, may I suggest
You throw your hat in, and blow a kiss!

Kochou and others: Beat this!

Kochou: And then if you can,

Kochou and others: Beat this!
Beat this!!! (the crew applauds as the Rockets flee}

(Meanwhile, the Rockets flee back into the forest, their reel and posters in tow)

Kage: So much for the direct approach...

Yami: We need something to make our movie appealing to the masses....

Meowth: Hey, know what?

(Kage and Yami stop running, piqued by Meowth's proposal)

Meowth: Maybe if we taped our posters over da ones advertising Beauty-boy's movie, more people will come see ours!

Yami: Great idea! (she runs back out to the backlot and tapes up a few posters. Kage follows by taping up a few on a telephone pole...)

(On a streetcorner, Yami helps Meowth tape some posters up in some store windows, Kage rigs a marquee to say "Movie premiere tonite: 'The Rocket's Treasure'")

(We see several more shots of the Rockets taping up posters, changing marquees, and doing anything they can to get the word out)

(Hours later, Yami puts up the last poster)

Yami: There...that's the last one!

Meowth: I know what else we can do to get da woid out about our flick!

Kage and Yami: What?

Meowth: Record da title song as a single... (gestures to a recording studio nearby...)

Yami: Ooh, make it about me!

Kage: I can arrange that!

(music begins)

Kage: There's an animal on the loose,
She's a creature on the prowl... (we see Yami slinking about in a feline position)
There's an animal on the loose,
And she's gettin' ready to howl!

Yami: Ow!

Kage and Meowth: Welcome to the jungle! (Welcome to the jungle)
Welcome to the jungle! (Welcome to the jungle)

Meowth: She don't care!
She ain't da type to play it fair!
Welcome to da jungle!

Kage: There is danger in her eyes (we see a pair of glowing green eyes, presumably Yami's)
As she moves in on her prey, (we see Yami sneaking up on a Beautifly)
There is danger in her eyes,
The smart keep out of her way! (we see people clearing a path for Yami to pass through)

Yami: Ow!

Kage and Meowth: Welcome to the jungle! (Welcome to the jungle)
Welcome to the jungle! (Welcome to the jungle)

Meowth: Watch your back!
At any second, she'll attack! (Yami springs at the screen, at the point of impact the screen goes black for a few seconds)
Welcome to da jungle!

Kage: If you see her smile, (we see Yami's smiling face)
Better run because
In a little while,
She'll reveal her claws! (Yami displays her fingers to the audience, which now have claws on them)

Yami: Ow!

Kage and Meowth: Welcome to the jungle! (Welcome to the jungle)
Welcome to the jungle! (Welcome to the jungle)
Welcome to the jungle!

(The Rockets laugh as Kage triumphantly holds up a CD)

Kage: Here it is!

Yami: It'll be a hit for sure!

(We fade to the scene of a theater, where Drew is pacing the stage)

Drew: Where IS everybody? We're due to roll in 10 minutes!

Midorichou: If I had to bet anything, everyone's at the Rocket's premiere....

(Sure enough, in another theater, the Rockets prepare to roll for a packed house)

Yami: And now, we proudly present..."The Rocket's Treasure"! (starts the projector)

(the lights dim and the opening credits roll. At first the audience is bemused, but as the film goes on, people begin to leave...)

Kage: Wait!

Meowth: It's...not...even...half...over...

(back in the other theater, Ierochou smiles as people come pouring inside)

Ierochou: See, Drew? I told you they would come after they saw the Rockets' lousy movie!

Drew: Never mind that, let's get rolling!

Midorichou: Rolling! (starts the projector)

(the lights dim as the opening credits roll. The audience mumbles contentedly at first, then begins to cheer, until the applause reaches a standing ovation at the movie's end)

Drew: Thank you! (he bows)

Mina: We'd especially like to thank Kochou and the Beautiflies for starring with us! (more cheers as the lights come up on Kochou and the gang with their instruments. Kochou bows to the audience.)

Drew: Anything you'd like to say before you play, Kochou?

Kochou: Well, first of all...it was a great pleasure working with everyone, rough spots and all. (mild laughter) We were originally going to play a different song tonight, but we decided to play the title song to Galaxy Dreamer as a thank you to Drew, Mina, and the crew. (applause) So here it is..."My Sweet Heart" (applause)

(music begins)

Kochou: A ribbon tied up in your hair, I see you smile with pride
I have a feeling in my soul, that I am somebody new
A little courage in my heart, grows into confidence
I hope and pray I don't forget, the day that I met you!

Although you're just a young girl, you fear no evil!
Are you ready to unleash the magic in your heart?

It's show time!

My heart races, the power flows! Give me strength and will, my feelings show...
Now you will see my braver side, you see, that I am stronger!
More and more will my spirit grow! You consume me, till my heart overflows!
I send these wishes from my heart to yours...
Won't you keep them for me, my sweet heart?

The light of flowers in full bloom, they brighten the dark world, and tomorrow their brillant light will come from our secret place
The greatest name of all, I know, goes to the end of time, and my heart flies away with hope, across the endless sea...

Although you're just a young girl, your beauty becomes your strength...
Character is important so win the fight with pride!

It's show time!

As it rains, keep trying to fight! A new beginning comes with a hero's might!
Although we are inside an unknown world, keep showing your true form!
Over and over, I see you rise!
My one true dream, guides us all through life...
I send these promises for you to keep,
Miracles will never change my mind!

It's show time!

My heart races, the power flows! Give me strength and will, my feelings show...
Now you will see my braver side, you see, that I am stronger!
More and more will my spirit grow! You consume me, till my heart overflows!
I send these wishes from my heart to yours...
Won't you keep them for me, my sweet heart?
Won't you keep them for me, my sweet heart?
Won't you keep them for me?
My...
Sweet...
Heart! (applause as we look on Misty over in the front)

Misty(to Niji): You think that he was singing to me?

Niji: It's only a song....

Misty: I think Kochou was singing to me....but I'll always love Ash too. (applauds as Kochou bows)

Niji: Just keep dreaming....

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears onscreen)

Midorichou(voiceover): Next time, on 'Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see children clamboring around Kochou)

Midorichou(voiceover): We decide to do a gig for charity, and the best part involves giving a concert! (we see Kochou and the gang performing for the children.) It's great that these children are getting a chance to hear us that they otherwise wouldn't get. But things take a sobering turn when certain Rockets try and make off with the telethon donations! (we see Kage and Yami sneaking off with money bags) Can we get them back and save the benefit? Stay tuned!

EmeraldSky
May 17th, 2006, 08:09 AM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously..." appears on the screen)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies..."

(We see a crowd cheering in a theater)

Niji(voiceover): Our movie is finished, but the Rockets try to film a production of their own! (we see the Rockets trying to film) Then, they try to generate buzz about it by muting the buzz about our movie! (we see Kage and Yami taping up their own posters) The critics knew better though! (we see people leaving the Rocket's premiere) They rated our production two thumbs up, and as thanks, Kochou decided to perform the title song, making a truly memorable evening for all involved. (we see Kochou and the band performing.)

Today though, we're going to play a gig for the children's hospital--even a band needs to do a little community service!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 9: Sing for the Children

(We look in on the gang's mansion, where Misty is on the phone, apparently scheduling another gig. Ash stands nearby as Misty writes down the details on a notepad.)

Misty(on the phone): Mm-hmm...yeah, I'm sure the kids would love meeting Kochou and the band! Yeah....oh, tomorrow would be great! Okay, gather all the kids in the activity center tomorrow morning and we'll be there. Okay, bye. (hangs up)

Ash: Who was it?

Misty: That was the children's hospital...they're in the middle of their annual fund-raising telethon and want to know if Kochou and the Beautiflies would like to perform both for the kids and during the telethon itself.

Ash: That sounds nice, but I'll go ask Niji first and see what she says. (he starts off down the hall, rounds a corner, and enters the band's lounge, where the others are relaxing. May and Crystal are playing checkers, Brock is watching the news on TV, and Whitney sits on the couch, reading.) Guys?

May: Yeah?

Ash: Have you seen Niji anywhere? I've gotta ask her something....

Brock: Like?

Ash: Like we have a new gig...

Brock: Great! I've been yearning for a new gig for the last few days.

May: We finished the movie two weeks ago, and you're still yearning for a gig?

Brock: It beats being bored here! (As Brock is talking, Niji emerges from a basket of clothes by the couch) Oh! Didn't see you, Niji...

Niji: You guys could stand to remove the hair from your clothes before putting them in the laundry... (shakes off some hairballs)

Ash: Niji...

Niji: Hm?

Ash: I overheard Misty say that the children's hospital wants us to perform...

Niji: A new gig, huh?

Ash: Yeah, and it's for a good cause!

Niji: Doing gigs like this prevents the fame from going to your head, I think...so when's the gig?

Ash: We're supposed to be there early tomorrow morning...

Niji: Then lets get practicing!

(the gang races to their instruments and start tuning up...)

May: Should we transform or not?

Niji: Not now, save the transforming for in the morning. (listens as the gang begins a light pop beat)

(the scene fades to the van and the trucks pulling before the hospital. A crowd of kids and a TV crew are present as Ash and the gang slip from the car and tiptoe into the hospital from the back way, where they hide in a closet.)

Whitney: At least we dodged the papparazzi...it's showtime, Beautiflies!

(May touches the ruby in her ring and claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches the emerald in his ring and claps twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making glaves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches the topaz in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(Kochou speaks as he leads his bandmates outside, where the TV crews are waiting.)

Kochou(voiceover): As I stepped outside to address the crowd that morning, I felt a bit proud and sad at the same time--for some of these kids, they wouldn't be lucky enough to heal and come home, so our coming would be at least something to brighten their day, even if it would be the only time for some of them. (Kochou steps up to the mic to take questions from the crowd)

Kochou: First of all, it's a great pleasure to help at the telethon this year...

(in an alcove not far from the press conference, Kage, Yami, and Meowth watch as Kochou answers a reporter's question. The scene of Kochou talking is "framed" in Yami's hands.)

Yami: And here's Silverhead talking to the press, unaware that he's about to meet his costars, the Rockets! (an "R" is quickly inserted next to Kochou for a few seconds...)

Kage: Calm yourself, Yami...we need to find a way to get to where the hospital's holding all the telethon donations, steal a bit...

Yami: Money? We'll be rich! (we see Yami "swimming" in money...)

Meowth: Or here's a better idea, Nincadas: we steal da money, then put it with Kochou! (we see the Rockets dumping some money next to Kochou.) Dat way, everyone will tink Kochou took da money!

Yami: Meowth, you're a genius!

Kage: But we first need to figure out where the money is before we steal it...(the Rockets huddle together to plot...)

(Inside the hospital, Nurse Joy leads Kochou and the band into the recreation area, where a crowd of children has gathered to see their favorite stars.)

Nurse Joy: Boys and girls, we have a very special treat for you today...

(Nurse Joy is cut off by some children screaming "Haeru wingu, Beautifly!" as Kochou and the band take their places on a stage.)

Nurse Joy: Please give a big hand for Kochou and the Beautiflies! (the kids cheer as the lights come up on Kochou and the band playing)

Kochou: If there's somethin' that you hunger for and you need to satisfy your appetite, I can do that for you!

Akaichou: If you need a little sunshine in your life, I will be your ray of light! I can do that for you!

Midorichou: When you need that something special only I can provide, just call my name, I'll be right by your side!

Kochou and others: I can do that for you! I can do that!

Kochou: Anything you need, I'll come runnin'!

Others: I can do that for you! I can do that!

Kochou: Just call my number and you'll see me comin'!
No matter where you are in the middle of the night,
I'll be the one who comes to always make it right!

Others: I can do that for you! I can do that!

Kochou: Anything you need, I'll come runnin'!

Others: I can do that for you! I can do that!

Kochou: Just call my number and you'll see me coming!

Others: I can do that for you!

Kochou: I can do that!

Others: I can do that for you!

Kochou: I can do that for you! (applause) Thank you!

(We see scenes of Kochou signing autographs, Akaichou drawing a picture with a girl, Midorichou showing a boy a magic trick, Mizuirochou reading a story to a group of kids, and Ierochou helping a boy with a puzzle. Kochou speaks as the scenes cycle.)

Kochou(voiceover): All in all, we had a wonderful time at the hospital that morning, but the kids probably enjoyed it more than we did. (Akaichou and the girl show Nurse Joy their completed masterpiece: stick figures of the band performing. Kochou is nearby, talking to some children and signing posters and CDs) At least it was for a good cause, and it was probably a welcome break from doctors, medicine, and treatment for many of them. (the boy watches, mystified, as Midorichou makes a card disappear) Even the parents were thanking us! (a mother hands Mizuirochou another book. The kids clambor for another story, so Mizuirochou begins reading again. Ierochou, meanwhile, applauds as the boy places the last puzzle piece.) Before long, it was time for the main event: the telethon.

(the scene changes to show Kochou and the band tuning as Nurse Joy and Ben, a KNTO DJ, address the TV cameras. Volunteers are answering phones in the background, and the total amount of money raised is depicted on an LCD monitor, which updates with each new pledge)

Nurse Joy: Thanks for joining us tonight! Without your donations, Pallet Hospital can't continue giving hope and life to kids all over Kanto and the world! So make your call now, and make a difference!

Ben: Kochou and the Beautiflies have joined us tonight for some musical entertainment, and I think...(Ben pauses as he negotitates with Kochou off camera) They're ready to give us a song, so let's hear it!

(applause as the lights come up on Kochou and the band)

Kochou: People say the world is in terrible shape!
People say we can't escape!
Or cut through all the red tape...
But I say...

We can make a difference!
We can turn it around!
We can make a difference,
If we get it groovin', things will start improvin'!
We can make a difference! (we can make a difference)

Everyone agrees somethin's gotta be done,
If we work in unison... (together)

The race can still be won!
So I say...

We can make a difference!
Get things off the ground!
We can make a difference!
We can set it spinning,
Make a new beginning!

We can make a difference! (We can make a difference),

Others: We can make a difference! (We can make a difference),

Kochou: We can make a difference if we try! (applause)

Nurse Joy: Kochou said it best, folks! You can make a difference in the lives of children with your pledges...

(Elsewhere, Kage, Yami, and Meowth listen as Kochou performs)

Meowth: The only difference I wanna make is da difference between us and da other Rockets! Dis heist will be poifect for you guys to get a promotion!

Yami: Yeah!

Kage: Well, I've figured out where the money is...

Yami: Come on! (she drags Kage and Meowth down the hall) Money! Gimmie! Gimmie! Gimme!

Meowth: Ya know--ow!--Kage...

Kage: What--ow!--is it, Meowth?

Meowth: Dat--oof!--sounded like a good idea for a song!

Kage: Yeah...

(music begins)

Kage: Don't give me no hard luck story!
I've got problems of my own! (huh).
I've got a hunger deep inside me!
And my hunger's grown and grown! (Yeah!)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: So Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Kage: I want it!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: So Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Meowth: I need it!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: So Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Yami: Or I'll take it and make it mine!
Don't tell me no tales of glory!
Charity begins right here! (here)
I'm lookin' out for number one,
Do I make my message clear? (ya hear?)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: So Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Kage: I want it!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: So Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Meowth: I need it!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: So Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Yami: Or I'll take it and make it mine!
Don't expect no gratitude
The only thing I give for free is...
Attitude!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: So Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Kage: I want it!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: So Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Meowth: I need it!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: So Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Yami: Or I'll take it and make it mine!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: So Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
(spoken) Gimme!

(As the song ends, we see the Rockets stepping into a vault, where various coins are being stored.)

Kage: Here it is...the vault where all the donations are stored.

Yami: Oh boy! (jumps into the coins)

Kage: Before you get too excited.... (he gives Yami a money bag) stuff as much of the money as you can fit in here. When it's full, toss it onto this platform and I'll give you another bag to fill.

Meowth: I hope you remembered to pack a lot, Kage....

Kage: I made sure we had enough to clean out the vault! (he watches as Yami and Meowth start filling bags....)

(An hour or so later, Yami and Meowth continue to fill bags, but they're nowhere close to being done! Yami is still scooping coins in with enthusiasm, but Meowth is getting tired)

Meowth: Kage....

Kage: Yeah? (delivers an empty bag to Yami)

Meowth: Can I take care of da bags for a while? My paws are tired... (collapses in a pile of coins....and unknowingly trips the security alarm, startling Yami!)

Yami: Oh no!

Kage: Nice going, Meowth! Now we're in major trouble!

Meowth: I had no idea da alarm was right dere!

Yami: Quit arguing and run for it! (the Rockets start to flee the vault...only to come face to face with Kochou, Nurse Joy and some volunteers) Uh oh....

Kochou: Leaving so soon?

Nurse Joy: Trying to steal the donations isn't very nice! Give them back!

Yami: Make us! (clutches a money bag close)

(Kochou whistles, and Pikachu skitters up to where Kage, Yami, and Meowth are huddled)

Kage: I have a bad feeling about this....

Pikachu: CHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!! (unleashes a Thunderbolt in the vault, sending Kage, Yami, and Meowth flying and bursting the money bags open, returning the vault to its original level)

Yami: We forgot the money....

Kage: Our heist, busted...as Jessie and James always said....

Kage and Yami: It's our turn to blast off agaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaainnnnn!!!!!!!!! *ping*

Nurse Joy: Good thinking, Kochou...that sounds like something Ash would do.

Kochou: Don't tell him I borrowed it! (laughter) Come on, let's get back to fundraising...(leads the way back to the telethon set)

(music begins as the lights come up on Kochou and the band again)

Kochou: I wake up and hear somebody call my name...that special voice, I remember
The ocean lulls me on to sleep, my thoughts are filled with dreams of you,
My heart dreams of you tonight...

Far away, I hear the sound of crying, and where they are, I cannot tell.
When hearts are sad, they do not know, the happiness that love can bring
Without that peace and joy inside, the sadness consumes them...

I look down on the pieces of, of a dream, a wish; beautiful wish,
These feelings inside of me, they are shining like the stars!
The sea, it rolls on into an orange sun sinking in the west
These tears of mine, they are washed away into the night...

(Mizuirochou adds a flute riff to compliment Kochou's guitar)

Kochou: On that joyous day we were created...I awakened here, and I was called,
From the sky down to the deepest sea, I hear your sad voice call to me,
No matter how the darkness falls, or how gripping the pain...

I look down on the pieces of, of a dream, a wish; beautiful wish,
These feelings inside of me, they will drive the dark away!
And the sea keeps on rolling on, as the sky turns purple with the dawn
My wish for you, do you see it shining, shining through?

One day the time will come, all the war and pain will cease!
They will all just fade away...that day, I hope, comes soon!
So then, I'll sing, sing so that all the world can hear; all around, unto every land and sea...

And so gently, I call your name...
Do you hear me? Will you heed my call?
Little one, I want you to know, of the wish I have for you!

I look down on the pieces of, of a dream, a wish; beautiful wish,
These feelings inside of me, they are shining like the stars!
The sea, it rolls on into an orange sun sinking in the west
These tears of mine, they are washed away into the night...

Others: Na na na na, na na na na...

(Kochou adds one last guitar riff to finish, prompting applause)

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears onscreen)

Mizuirochou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see Ash and co. running after the Rockets)

Mizuirochou(voiceover): Our tour takes us to Fuschia City, where we're asked to perform for Koga, the Gym Leader! (we se a shot of the band playing. Koga listens intently in the background.) But the Rockets steal our jewelry, so we can't become our idol selves! (we see Ash trying and failing to transform) It's gonna be a wild chase all over the city, but I'd do anything to get my ring back! (we see various scenes of the gang chasing the Rockets) Will we get our stuff back in time? Stay tuned!

EmeraldSky
May 22nd, 2006, 01:50 PM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word 'Previously' appears onscreen)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see Kochou signing autographs for a crowd of children)

Niji(voiceover): Pallet Hospital asked us to perform for their annual fund-raising telethon. We gladly accepted, knowing it would be a welcome break from doctors, medicine, and treatment for a lot of the kids. (we see Kochou singing for the kids.) The trouble started when Kage and Yami tried to steal all the donations! (we see Kage, Yami, and Meowth scooping coins into bags.) Thankfully, Kochou told Pikachu to make them blast off! (we see Pikachu shocking the Rockets)

Today we're off to Fuschia City, unaware that our jewelry is about to be swiped!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 10: Kung Foe Fighting

(We see the van pull into a hotel somewhere in Fuschia City. Ash and the gang climb from the car and stretch in the light of a streetlight.)

Ash: I am SO glad to be out of the car!

Whitney: I'll say... (she stretches)

Crystal: Say Misty, what happened to the gear trucks?

Misty: I told them to go on to Fuschia Auditorium and set up for tomorrow afternoon...

Brock: No wonder we lost them around the Fuschia Turnpike...but I'm ready to rest after being cramped in the car. (he stretches. Niji sighs as she watches traffic speed by)

Niji: Of course you guys are cramped and tired; you've been on the road since this morning.

Ash: And so many games of "Spot the Car" didn't help...

Brock: Weren't you the one that suggested we play "Spot the Car" to begin with?...

flashback-the van and the trucks are traveling down a road. Ash and Whitney are playing cards, Brock's playing "Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon Blue" on a black DS, and Crystal's slumped in her seat, bored.

Crystal: Are we even remotely near Fuschia City yet?

Delia: Well, if you're bored, we can always play...

Ash(excited): "Spot the Car"? 'Spot the Car"?

Delia: You got it, Ash; "Spot the Car".

Ash: YAY! (he quickly glances out his window as the scene fades)

Ash: Yeah, I did... (he's about to say more when Misty returns with the key to their room)

Misty: Okay gang, we have our rooms.... (everyone rushes inside)

(Inside the hotel room, the boys are already in bed. The girls finish changing and climb into the other bed.)

Niji: Don't forget to take your jewelry off before you go to bed, guys.

Ash: Okay. (takes his pendant off and sets it on the nightstand. Brock sets his ring nearby) Night, Niji...

Crystal: 'Night, Niji... (turns her light off after setting her ring next to Whitney's. May is on a third bed, getting ready to sleep.)

Niji: Night, everyone... (she flies over to the hat stand and perches on the hightest rung)

(the screen goes black for a moment and the scene is silent...until a snore breaks the calm!)

(Ash turns his light on, annoyed at Brock's snoring.)

Brock: Sorry... (he yawns and changes positions. Ash turns the light back off)

(Outside, Kage and Yami look inside from the hotel's balcony.)

Kage: This is were they're staying...now, the plan, Meowth?

Meowth: First we open da sliding door...den we look for the jewels dat give da Beautiflies their power, swipe'em, replace'em with normal ol' jewelry, and be on our way!

Kage: Okay...careful, guys; and keep quiet! (Yami nods as she opens the sliding door and climbs in, flicking on a flashlight once inside. Kage and Meowth follow, with Kage shutting the door behind him. Yami tiptoes to the nightstand next to the bed Crystal and Whitney are in and takes their rings. Kage takes Brock's ring and Ash's pendant, and Meowth swipes May's ring. Once all the magical jewelry is gone, Meowth replaces the stolen jewels with normal jewels that look exactly like them. Their handiwork complete, they escape out the same way they came in...seconds before Ash wakes up!)

Ash: Guys...did you hear someone climb in here?

Crystal: Huh? (she turns the light on) What is it, Ash?

Ash: I have a bad feeling someone took our jewelry...

Brock: Don't be silly, they're right here! (gestures to the normal emerald ring, which he puts on.) and the magic still works! (touches the emerald and claps twice, but nothing happens.) Huh? (touches the emerald again and claps twice, but nothing happens.) Uh oh...

May: Mine's gone too! (touches the ruby and claps twice, but nothing happens)

Niji: Was it just you guys? Ash, try to transform!

Ash: Right! (puts on the normal pendant and holds up a hand, singing in a noticeably older voice) Ai-yai-yai; I'm your little Beautifly! Green, black and blue, make the colors in the sky! (nothing happens). NOW how are we supposed to become Kochou and the Beautiflies?

Niji: Wait! (she notices the Rockets heading down the fire escape) Since Ash can still sing as Kochou, why doesn't he try singing as Kochou to fool the Rockets while the rest of us get ready?

Ash: Yeah! (opens the sliding door, getting the Rocket's attention)

Kage: Sing all you like, Hat-boy, but you can't become Kochou! (twirls the real pendant around a finger)

Ash: Oh yeah?

(music begins)

Ash(singing as Kochou): Everything's going in circles,
Everyone's so intense!
All of it seems so mysterious,
And none of it makes any sense!

This must be a nightmare! (Nightmare, Nightmare)
Nightmare, I'm goin' through,
A nightmare! (Nightmare, Nightmare)
What am I gonna do?

I'm stuck in a time warp! (time warp)
How did I go astray? (astray)
Baby, the matter is serious
Won't somebody show me the way?

This must be a nightmare! (Nightmare, Nightmare)
Nightmare!
When's it gonna end?
A Nightmare! (Nightmare, Nightmare)
Lost without a friend...

A nightmare! (Nightmare, Nightmare)
Nightmare!
The world's so unkind!
A nightmare! (Nightmare, Nightmare)
Have I lost my mind?

Yami: No way! If the hat-boy can't transform...then how can he sing like Kochou?

Meowth: You sure he's not just imitatin' Kochou's voice?

Kage: No, that sounds exactly like Kochou! (Just then, the others corner the Rockets)

Brock: Going somewhere?

Yami: If you want your jewels back, you'll have to catch us first!

May: You've got youself a deal! (the gang takes off after the Rockets as music begins)

Kage: You can't catch me, however you try,
I'm always one step in front! (yeah) (Kage trips Crystal as the Rockets start pulling away)

Yami: You can't catch me, you wanna know why?
Baby, I'm gonna be blunt!
You're far too beneath me,
Below me, in every single way! (Whitney reaches to grab the bag with the jewels, but Yami yanks it away as both parties dart across the street and wind through the traffic)

People who know me.
Think you're below me,
And they all agree,
You can't even come close to me! (no)

(dance break-The Rockets try to lose the gang as they wind through the different shops in the Fuschia Market, with both sides coming out piled high with merchandise)

Kage: You can't catch me, you're wastin' your time!
You might as well give up now,
You can't catch me, I'm tellin' you!
I'm gonna slip by you somehow! (Kage narrowly slips by Ash as he sings this line)

Yami: You may think I'm cornered, but babe, I guarantee
You're aren't quick enough,
Never, or slick enough,
To ever catch me!
You can't even come close to me! (no, no, no)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: You can't catch me! (You can't catch me)
You can't catch me! (You can't catch me)
You can't catch me! (You can't catch me)
You can't catch me! (no!)

Brock: Oh yes, we can! (throws himself onto Kage, making him fall. Kage is stunned by Brock's attack, making him drop the bag of jewelry, which spills everywhere. A dust cloud forms as the other Beautiflies leap into the melee.)

(Ash crawls out of the dust cloud reasonably unharmed, save for mussed up hair, a few splotches on his clothing, various scrapes on him, and his cap sitting askew on his head. He spots a girl with long black hair looking at the jewelry Kage dropped.)

Ash: Who're you?

Girl: My name's Janine, daughter of Master Koga...Father was looking foward to having Kochou and the Beautiflies perform in the morning, and I wanted to see them too...

Ash: Well, these Rockets the others are trying to subdue (motions to the dust cloud rolling around nearby.) stole their jewelry, and we're trying to get them back!

(A few minutes later, the dust cloud clears, and we see Kage, Yami, and Meowth fit to be tied in several sashes. The other Beautiflies join Ash and Janine, all battered to verious degrees)

May: The jewelry!

Janine: You can't return to the hotel like this! The band will worry about what happened to you! Come, rest at the Gym...then deliver the rings and the pendant to Kochou in the morning.

Ash: Okay...(follows Janine to the Gym....)

(Later, Niji flies through an open window into the room where Ash and co. are resting. She lands by Ash...and is shocked to see bandages all over him and the others!)

Niji: What happened to you?

Ash: Long story...at least we got our rings and my pendant back. (shows Niji the magical jewelry)

Niji: Then we shouldn't be wasting time! You know we have to rehearse in the morning....

Ash: I know. (sets his pendant aside, then delivers the rings to their owners)

(The starry night outside soon turns into a sunrise. Ash nudges Niji in his sleep, waking her.)

Ash: Niji...

Niji: Hmm?

Ash: Should we transform now, or wait until we get there?

Niji: Do it now, Koga and our fans are waiting for us!

Ash: What about Misty?

Niji: She's waiting too!

May: Let's try this again... (she touches the ruby in her ring and claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches the emerald in his ring and claps twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making gloves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches the topaz in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

Niji: Let's go, Beautiflies! (Kochou and the gang follow Niji out the door)

(Later, we see the band playing before a packed house in Fuschia Auditorium. Koga and Janine have the best view--balcony seats in the center. We see that Koga has a smile on his face, showing that he is clearly enjoying the performance.)

Kochou spots Janine in the audience as he concludes a song, and gets an idea...)

Kochou: This one's going out to Master Koga and Janine...as thanks for their hospitality. (the crowd roars as Janine smiles with excitement.)

(music begins)

Kochou: Have you heard the latest word?
They're playin' it every place!
Rockin and a reelin,
Reelin and rockin,
Shakin up the human race!

Kochou and others: Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n roll's here to stay, hey!
Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n' roll forever!

Kochou: No matter what they say!
Kids all around adore the sound,
Settin the world aflame!
Rockin and a reelin,
Reelin and rockin,
Nothin's gonna be the same!

Kochou and others: Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n roll's here to stay, yeah!
Rock n roll forever!
Rock n' roll forever!

Kochou: No matter what they say!

Kochou and others: Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n roll's here to stay, yeah!
Rock n roll forever!
Rock n' roll forever!

Kochou: No matter what they say!

Kochou and others: Rock n' roll forever, Rock n' roll forever,
Rock n' roll forever! (the crowd roars as the gang starts another song...)

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears onscreen)

Ierochou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see Kochou and the gang skiing)

Ierochou(voiceover): We hit the slopes at Mt. Silver when we're asked to dedicate a resort! (we see Kochou cutting a ribbon) The Rockets, meanwhile, wanna be sure the resort is theirs, but I dunno why... (we see Kochou and Yami racing each other) Things also take a scary turn when Kochou gets lost in a cave! (we see Kochou lost in a cave.) Can we find him in time for the concert? I sure hope so, cause I sense a little love in the air... (we see Kochou singing to Misty)

EmeraldSky
May 26th, 2006, 06:08 AM
(An instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously..." appears onscreen)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(We see Ash trying and failing to transform)

Niji(voiceover): The next stop on our tour was Fuschia City, where we were expected to play for the Gym Leader, Koga. (we see a shot of Koga) But no sooner had we gone to bed that night, did the Rockets steal our jewelry! (we see Kage and Yami making off with a bag) Ash and the others tried to transform, but they couldn't! (we see Ash and the others trying and failing to transform) Since Ash still could sing as Kochou, I had him sing to fool the Rockets into thinking that he had transformed. (we see Ash singing to the shocked Rockets). It took a wild chase and a wilder melee... (we see the gang chasing after the Rockets interspersed with clips of the dust cloud.) but thanks to Koga's daughter, Janine, we got our stuff back, and the show DID go on! (we see Janine giving Ash the jewelry.)

Today we're dedicating a resort on Mt. Silver...but I can sense an adventure in store!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 11: Silver in Slalom

(We see a crowd of people gathered around a complex of cabins on a snowy mountain slope. A red ribbon is nearby a stage, where a pair of scissors and various instruments are waiting.)

(Backstage, Niji watches as the gang removes their coats and other snow gear.)

Niji: Cold enough for you?

Ash: Yeah... (he hangs up his coat) I just hope that Nurse Joy gives us some hot chocolate when we're done playing...

(Brock pops up behind Ash, hearts in his eyes)

Brock: Who needs chocolate when her love can warm my aching heart? (lovingly watches as Nurse Joy addresses the crowd outside)

Misty: You'll just have to settle for chocolate... (drags Brock away by the ear and plops him in the pile of coats, then goes to brief the crew in the next room over)

Niji: Hurry and transform while Nurse Joy's talking, you guys!

May: Right! (she touches the ruby in her ring and claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches the emerald in his ring and claps twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making gloves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches the topaz in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(Back outside, Nurse Joy addresses the crowd.)

Nurse Joy: It is now my privilige to introduce to you our special guests for the opening day of Silver Hills Resort...Kochou and the Beautiflies!

(The crowd roars as Kochou and the others run onstage. Kochou accepts the scissors from Nurse Joy and cuts the red ribbon while the other Beautiflies look on, prompting more cheers)

Kochou: Thank you! (he runs to waiting mic and guitar at center stage and tunes a little) It's great to be with you all on this cool day. (Midorichou does a rim shot, causing the crowd to laugh) Thanks, Midorichou. (more laughter)

(The scene of Kochou talking is framed in binoculars)

Yami: There's Silverhead, talking to his adoring fans...

Kage: Doing anything rotten right now would be very risky, see the guards? (points out security guards in various locations) Let's just stay put. (Yami slumps against a tree, prompting snow to fall on her)

(Back onstage, the crowd murmurs as Kochou finishes tuning.)

Kochou: Oh yeah! (snaps a few times to count everyone off. Midorichou leads the band into a relaxed beat...)

Kochou, Akaichou and Mizuirochou: Gonna have a party!

Kochou: Yeah, we are!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mizuirochou: A good time jamboree!
Gonna have a party...

Kochou: The mountain, here tonight!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mzuirochou: Come on, all of me!
Gonna have a good time...

Kochou: Yeah, we are!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mizuirochou: Everybody's feeling right!
Gonna have a party,
A week from Saturday night!

Akaichou: Well, I thought I'd call you early, I thought you'd like to know...

Mizuirochou: That we're gonna have a party, and I'd like for you to go!

Kochou: I just wanna give you time to get your story right,

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mizuirochou: There's gonna be a party, babe!
And it might last all night!

Kochou: Ow!

Kochou, Akaichou and Mizuirochou: Gonna have a party!

Kochou: Yeah, we are!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mizuirochou: A good time jamboree!
Gonna have a party...

Kochou: Uh huh!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mzuirochou: Come on, all of me!
Gonna have a good time...

Kochou: Yeah, we are!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mizuirochou: Everybody's feeling right!
Gonna have a party,
A week from Saturday night!

(Kochou breaks off to solo)

Akaichou: Are you feeling good, you guys? (the crowd roars in reply as Kochou continues to solo. Akaichou sings again as Kochou concludes)

Akaichou: Well, we're gonna play some music, and you can sing along!

Mizuirochou: And I bet before the day is through, we'll play your favorite song!

Kochou: And when we play the slow dance, and I'm holdin' you so tight...

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mizuirochou: That's when the party's starting, babe!
And it might last all night!

Kochou: Ow!

Kochou, Akaichou and Mizuirochou: Gonna have a party!

Kochou: Yeah, we are!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mizuirochou: A good time jamboree!
Gonna have a party...

Kochou: We'll invite you all!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mzuirochou: Come on, all of me!
Gonna have a good time...

Kochou: Yeah, we are!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mizuirochou: Everybody's feeling right!
Gonna have a party,
A week from Saturday night! (at this point, all the instruments stop except for the drums)

Kochou, Akaichou and Mizuirochou: Gonna have a party!

Kochou: Come on, now!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mizuirochou: A good time jamboree!
Gonna have a party...

Kochou: I can't hear you!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mzuirochou: Come on, all of me!
Gonna have a good time...

Kochou: Everybody is,

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mizuirochou: Everybody's feeling right!
Gonna have a party,
A week from Saturday night! (all the instruments stop for a moment)

Kochou: Yeah... (the instruments pick up the pace into a faster beat) Hey!

Kochou, Akaichou and Mizuirochou: Gonna have a party!

Kochou: Yeah, we are!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mizuirochou: A good time jamboree!
Gonna have a party...

Kochou: That's right!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mzuirochou: Come on, all of me!
Gonna have a good time...

Kochou: Yeah, we are!

Kochou, Akaichou, and Mizuirochou: Everybody's feeling right!
Gonna have a party,
A week from Saturday night!

Kochou: Do it now!

(The crowd roars as Ierochou leads off the solos. Kochou says "Aw yeah!" and dances in the background. When Ierochou finishes, all the instruments stop except for the drums.)

Akaichou: Let's all clap our hands, now! (the crowd obeys, including Kage, Yami, and Meowth several yards away)

(Midorichou keeps playing the beat in the background, which Kochou improvises his own solo to)

(Yami is watching Midorichou play, impressed that he's able to stay on the beat at such a fast tempo)

Yami(to Kage): How come YOU can't play the drums that fast?

Kage: I only have so much time to practice drums, okay?

(Back onstage, Mizuirochou rallies the crowd as she dances to the beat)

Mizuirochou: Keep on clappin' your hands! You're doing great!

(After Midorichou plays the beat for a little while longer...)

Kochou: We want you to sing along with us now...can you do that? (the crowd roars in reply) Here we go! (waits a moment, then sings) Hey hey...

Crowd: Hey hey..

Kochou: Ho ho...

Crowd: Ho ho...

Kochou: Hey!

Crowd: Hey!

Kochou: Ho!

Crowd: Ho!

Kochou: Na na na na na na na!

(Akaichou breaks off to solo as the rest of the band joins in. When she finishes, the crowd roars with applause.)

(In the bush, Meowth applauds as Kochou bows)

Meowth: Great song, Beauty-boy...fancy singin' one with us?

Yami: Ask me why we were singing along with Silverhead, anyway...

Kage: I wasn't the one to suggest "Hey, let's all sing with Silverhead!"

Meowth: Well, if you didn't, den who did? (the Rockets continue to argue...)

(Later, Kochou and the gang are relaxing in the main cabin, sipping hot chocolate. Misty stands nearby, watching some skiiers from the window.)

Misty: They look like they're having fun...

Niji: Who says you guys can't join them? (forms pairs of skis and gear in the room, enough for each person to have one)

Akaichou: Wow! (she runs over and puts on a pair of skis.)

Nurse Joy: Now before you guys get too excited, don't forget about your evening show...

Kochou: We won't, we just want to have some fun... (puts on a pair of skis)

Misty: I'll stay behind and watch the gear for you...be careful out there! (waves goodbye as the Beautiflies depart)

(We join the Beautiflies as they whiz among the hills. Midorichou is out in front, playing tour guide as he leads the way.)

Midorichou: ..according to local lore, Mt. Silver got its name because of the massive deposits of silver and jewels inside. Some people say there's still treasure inside... (he's about to say more when the Rockets ski up to them) Huh?

Akaichou: What do you guys want?

Kage: We couldn't help overhearing your conversation about the jewels in Mt. Silver...and we just happen to know where they are!

Ierochou: REALLY?

Yami(whispering to Kage): They fell for it...their skiis will make a giant snowball while going down the hill, and they'll be tangled up!

Kage(whispering to Yami): Yeah, and they'll still be untangling themselves by the time it's time for them to play tonight!

Mizuirochou: Will you two take us there?

Kage: Here's an idea: You guys will race us down the hill to the cave...and whoever gets there first gets the jewels!

Ierochou: You got it!

(music begins as Yami and Kouchou start speeding down the hill)

Kage: In this world, there's one thing you need,

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: You gotta be fast, You gotta be fast!

Yami: If you wanna play a lead,

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: You gotta be fast, You gotta be fast, You gotta be fast!

Kage: The world belongs to the major movers,
The ones who keep up a relentless pace! (Kochou tries to pull ahead, but Yami shoves him out of the way)
If you aren't up to the fast maneuvers,
You're gonna wind up in second place! (Yami starts to pull ahead)
You're gonna wind up with egg on your face! (Kochou speeds next to Yami and tries to pass her again)

Meowth: All da prizes go to the swift!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: You gotta be fast, You gotta be fast

Yami: Baby, baby; are you gettin' my drift?

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: You gotta be fast, You gotta be fast, You gotta be fast!

Yami: Slow and steady don't win no races! (Yami whizzes ahead of Kochou)
Slow and steady comes in last! (Kochou hears a rumble off in the distance....)
If you want to come up aces, (Yami shows Kochou an ace of spades for emphasis)
Baby, baby, you gotta be fast (Kochou looks behind him to see that the rumbling is a giant snowball! He tries to outrun it...)
And baby, you're comin' in last! (Kochou skis inside a cave to escape, but the snowball covers up the cave entrance!)

(Gotta be fast)

Kage, Yami and Meowth: You gotta be fast! (You gotta be fast)
You gotta be fast! (You gotta be fast)
You gotta be fast! (fast, fast, fast) (the Rockets laugh as they ski by the snow covered cave. The Beautiflies arrive a few minutes later, worried about Kochou.)

Ierochou: I thought I smelled a Rattata...this whole thing was a Rocket trap! Now we've lost Kochou!

Midorichou: The last thing I remember about Kochou's location was he was trying to outrun a giant snowball and skied into this cave, where the snowball covered up the entrance. It only makes sense that Kochou's in there!

Ierochou: Yeah! Let's dig! (music begins as the other Beautiflies start to dig through the snow...)

Ierochou: We've just been playin',
Foolin around!
While everybody else is out there,
Coverin' ground!

All Beautiflies: We've gotta take a whole new tact
To get back on the track!
And it's time we get started
Gettin' down to business!
Time we get started
Gettin' down to business!

Midorichou: They're all sayin' (ooh ooh ooh)
We don't have a chance, (ooh ooh ooh)
We don't wanna let 'em
Write us off in advance...

All Beautiflies: There's only one thing we can do, (one thing)
To make our dreams come true!
And it's time we get started
Gettin' down to business!
Time we get started
Gettin' down to business!
And it's time we get started
Gettin' down to business!
Time we get started
Gettin' down to business!

Akaichou: They're all sayin' (ooh ooh ooh)
We don't have a chance, (ooh ooh ooh)
We don't wanna let 'em
Write us off in advance...

All Beautiflies: There's only one thing we can do, (one thing)
To make our dreams come true!
And it's time we get started
Gettin' down to business!
Time we get started
Gettin' down to business!
And it's time we get started
Gettin' down to business!
Time we get started
Gettin' down to business!! (The Beautiflies continue to dig through the snow as the scene fades to show Kochou in the cave. Kochou speaks as he removes his skis and gathers his gear.)

Kochou(voiceover): For a moment, I was impressed by the wonders of the cave...(Kochou looks around in awe at the various rock formations around him.) That was soon replaced by worries about where the others were...did they know where I was? Were they even looking for me? (Kochou begins walking through the cave)

Kochou: Hello? Anyone here? Akaichou? Midorichou? Misty? Niji? ANYONE????

(Kochou slumps to the cave floor, frustrated, as music begins)

Kochou: I keep runnin' in circles,
Never know where I stand!
Nothing seems to work exactly as I planned!
Show me the way,
Whoa!

Show me the way! (Show me the way),
Oh won't somebody
Show me the way? (Show me the way),
The right direction?
Show me the way! (Show me the way),
The right connection?
Show me the way, oh, show me the way! (show me)

I fall into danger
Seems I never win!
I think I'm safe,
Then I see the mess I'm in!
Show me the way!
Whoa!

Where in all this madness do I go?
Baby, baby, if you know,
Whoa!

Show me the way! (Show me the way),
Oh won't somebody
Show me the way? (Show me the way),
The right direction?
Show me the way! (Show me the way),
The right connection?
Show me the way, oh, show me the way! (show me)
Show me the way, oh, show me the way! (show me)
Show me the way, oh show me the way! (the way, the way, the way)

(As Kochou finishes the song, a soft cry catches his attention. He looks up to see a Clefairy looking at him.)

Kochou: Well, hello...do you know a way out of here?

Clefairy: Fairy! (she motions for Kochou to follow) Clefairy!

Kochou: Okay, little girl, I'm coming... (gathers his gear and follows the Clefairy)

(We see scenes of Kochou climbing over stalagmites, sliding down passages, ducking to avoid stalagtites and climbing over other rocks, all trying to follow the tiny Pokemon. Finally, the Clefairy and Kochou arrive in a room filled with various gemstones. A little bit of sun shines through a hole in the ceiling, which blinds Kochou for a moment)

Clefairy: Fairy! (gestures to the jewels)

Kochou: Hmm... (he picks up a ruby and holds it to the light, making it shine.)

(Back outside, Mizuirochou spots a red flash coming from a hole at the top of the snowdrift)

Mizuirochou: Hey guys! I see something up there!

Midorichou: Hm? (he runs to the location Mizuirochou is pointing out and looks down.) I see Kochou in there!

Akaichou: Kochou's down there? (she tosses a rope to Midorichou) Here, lower this down to him! (Midorichou obeys, and Kochou starts climbing the rope. Once he's back outside with his bandmates, Mizuirochou hugs him, relieved he's okay.)

Mizuirochou: We thought we lost you back there!

Midorichou: He doesn't look hurt or anything... (examines Kochou some more)

Kochou: Guys, I'm alive and unharmed, okay? Let's get back to the cabins for our evening show. (puts his skis back on. The other Beautiflies do the same.)

Akaichou: Lead the way, Kochou! (The Beautiflies ski off...)

(We fade to the main cabin, where a crowd has gathered to watch Kochou and the band perform. The other Beautiflies begin to play as a spotlight appears on Kochou. He smiles at Misty, who waves back from the audience.)

(Oh whoa..)

Kochou: There's music in the mountains tonight.... (music in the mountains tonight)
Up above a crescent moon is gleamin' bright (moon is gleamin bright) (Kochou gestures to the moon outside)
Can't recall ever feelin' so right!

Whoa, love is here! (Love is Here)
Where you are! (Where you are)
Wish upon a star! (Wish upon a star ) (an image of Jirachi appears in the sky)
And the one you're dreamin' of, (one you're dreamin' of)
Is certain to appear!
(Love is Here) Love is here...


(Ah, Ah!)

Kochou: There's magic in the touch of your hand, (magic in the touch of your hand)
In your eyes I see a look I understand, (a look I understand) (we see Misty, who is listening intently)
Could it be this is what fate had planned?

Whoa, love is here, (Love is Here)
Where you are! (Where you are)
Wish upon a star! (Wish upon a star ) (As Kochou sings this, a shooting star streaks by the window)
And the one you're dreamin' of, (The one you're dreamin' of)
Is certain to appear! (Misty closes her eyes and makes a wish)
(Love is Here) Love is here...
(Love is Here)

(Applause as Kochou and band bow.)

Misty: Thanks, Kochou...The love that's here is my love for you! (applauds some more as Kochou and the band begin another song)

(An instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears onscreen.)

Kochou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(We see a scene of Alto Mare)

Kochou(voiceover): We travel to the island of Alto Mare for the Rock Fashion Festival, and we befriend the girl that made our costumes, Bianca! (We see Bianca showing a design to Kochou.) She hopes to be a great fashion designer, and the costumes she made for us sure look beautiful! (we see some of the aforementioned costumes) However, the Rockets are here too! (we see the Rockets stealing the patterns) Without the patterns, we don't have costumes for the festival! Or do we? (We see Niji conjuring more costumes.) Stay tuned!

Aegis
May 27th, 2006, 08:30 AM
Wow! What an awesome series EmeraldSky! I loved it, especially all the description ^^. I did notice a few spelling mistakes here and there (such as in the first one you spelled gloves 'glaves'), but nothing major ^^. I loved how you made Misty rescue Ash at the beginning and not know it was really him. And how you changed the lyrics of "Butterfly" to Beautifly! When I saw that I changed the song on my playlist to Butterfly. Can't wait for the next ^^

EmeraldSky
May 27th, 2006, 09:56 AM
Thanks!

Next: The Rock Fashion Festival!

EmeraldSky
June 1st, 2006, 06:09 PM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously..." appears onscreen)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies..."

(We see Kochou cutting the ribbon from the last episode)

Niji(voiceover): We trek to Mt. Silver to dedicate a ski resort, and give a free concert as part of opening day. (we see the gang performing) But when the Rockets challenged us to a race down the mountain, we ended up losing Kochou! (we see Kochou skiing into a cave, only to see the cave entrance get covered in snow) It took a little digging, but we finally found him safe and sound! (we see clips of the Beautiflies digging in the snow, followed by Kochou climbing up a rope) Thanks to quick thinking on Midorichou's part, the evening show did go on! (we see Kochou singing to Misty)

Today we're off to the exotic island of Alto Mare, where all the hottest bands have gathered for the Rock Fashion Festival! Can we be crowned the most beautiful band?

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 12: The Beautifly's New Groove

(We open on a scene of Alto Mare. Latios and Latias soar overhead as we look down on a cab, obviously en route to the airport. The cab slows to a stop before the curb, where Ash and the gang are waiting.)

Niji: So this is Alto Mare... (admires the scenery for a moment as the gang climbs inside)

Brock(reading from his guide book): Alto Mare, home of the Eon dragons...sunny beaches and the hottest fashions lure tourists to this sun drenched island year after year. It is said to be protected by the legendary Soul Dew, which is guarded by the twin Eon dragons: Latios and Latias. (shows Niji a picture of Latias) This is Latias, right here. Ash got to know her personally!

Niji: Is this true, Ash?

Ash: It is. (to the cabbie) Alto Mare Convention Center, please. (to Niji) Two years ago, two thieves tried to steal the Soul Dew, and I tried to stop them. In the end...(he tears up a little bit) Latios sacrified...himself...for me. (wipes tears from his eyes)

Misty: Ash watched Latios die, and took it pretty hard...he still cries about it if he has to talk about it.

Brock: But the story doesn't end there, the Soul Dew's power ressurected Latios...that's why he continues to guard the Dew with his sister. (waves to Latios as Latios flies by his window.)

May: Say, Ash...think you can take us to see Latias?

Whitney: Or water skiing in the canals?

Misty: We'll do that eventually, but let's focus on meeting our fashion designer for now. (steps out of the cab and pays her fare)

Crystal: I heard that Bianca's the hottest up and coming designer here!

May: I can't wait to see what she made for us to wear in the festival! (steps out onto the curb in front of the convention center and stretches)

Misty: I'll go tell her you guys are here, so wait there. (she walks off into the crowd.)

May: Let's go, guys! (she touches the ruby in her ring and claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches the emerald in his ring and claps twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making gloves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches the topaz in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(After a few minutes, Misty returns with an auburn haired girl clad in a mint green T-shirt and shorts)

Misty: Here they are, Bianca...Kochou and the Beautiflies!

Bianca: So you guys are that hot new band everyone's talking about...even Latios and Latias can't get enough of your songs!

Kochou: Well, I'm honored! (everyone laughs)

Bianca: If you'll come with me, I'll show you the outfits I've made for you!

Kochou: Right behind you! (Bianca leads the way inside the convention center, past the crowds of people, and up to the second foor. Once there, she enters a dressing room, where various costumes are strewn about. Some outfits are complete and some are not.)

Akaichou: Wow...

Ierochou: Just look at all these!

Midorichou: Nice... ::feels the velvet on a suit::

Bianca: Okay...Mizuirochou, I finished yours first... ::she unveils a sparkling aqua gown with a white sash around the middle::

Mizuirochou: It's beautiful! Thanks so much! (runs to try on the gown)

Midorichou: Looking good, Mizuirochou! (snaps a few pictures of Mizuirochou modeling her new outfit)

Bianca: Okay...this one's for Akaichou... (unveils a short red gown decorated in glittering swirls with a bow to match.)

Akaichou: How pretty! (runs to try it on. Kochou ties the red ribbon in Akaichou's hair to finish the look)

Bianca: And completing the girl's looks, this is for Ierochou. (unveils a flowing yellow gown studded in topazes. Ierochou gains hearts in her eyes when she sees the outfit)

Niji: I think Ierochou likes hers. (everyone laughs. Ierochou just blushes in embarassment)

Bianca: Now for the boys...For Midorichou, I made this. (unveils a deep geen tuxedo-like outfit studded in emeralds and diamonds) and for Kochou...(unveils a suit that's mainly blue, but has a purple, green, black, and silver checkered vest under that, and a white shirt under that. After trying his on, Midorichou feels a little...unnerved.)

Midorichou: Whay do I feel like I'm some fiddle player about to play an Irish tune? (he gets an idea...) SAY.... (claps twice, making a fiddle appear in his hand)

Kochou: Please, no! (covers his ears)

Ierochou: Cover your ears!

(Midorichou raises his fiddle to his chin and starts a rather sorry sounding rendition of--what else?--"The Beautifly")

Akaichou: Somebody make him stop!

Mizuirochou: Midorichou!

Midorichou: Yeah? (stops his song)

Mizuirochou: Fiddle. Stop. NOW.

Midorichou: Okay, okay...(snaps, making the fiddle disappear)

Mizuirochou: Thank you.

Bianca: Enough, guys! Let's go model your costumes for Latias! (she leads the gang out the door)

(We join the gang as they climb up a rocky outcropping overlooking the island.)

Bianca: Here we are, you guys...the den of the Lati twins.

Kochou: Anybody home? (his voice echos inside the cave) Guess she didn't hear me... (starts toward his waiting mic and guitar)

Bianca: She knows me, so let me call her. (she walks up to the cave entrance) Latias...Kochou and the Beautifies are here.

Female voice: Really?

Male voice: I'm surprised you're not coming out quicker seeing how those five are your favorite band...

Bianca: Latios! That wasn't nice!

Male voice: Sorry...wonder what they're gonna play?

Female voice: Well, come out and see!

Male voice: Let's hope they're better than the band that came an hour ago... (the blue and silver head of Latios peeks from the entrance, then hovers out before the gang.) So this is the famous Kochou and his Beautifly band...

Female voice: I've heard some good bands today, but I've been waiting to hear you all day!

Bianca: Each of the bands that are here has played for Latios and Latias today...so what are you going to play?

Kochou: Well, to start, we're gonna do a cover of a song made famous by the 80's singer Jem....to be specific, we're covering her hit "Depends on the Mood I'm In".

Latias: Hit it, Kochou!

(music begins)

(Ooh, Ooh, mood I'm in!)
(Ooh, Ooh, mood I'm in!)

Kochou: I can be whoever I want to,
Anyone at all!
I can strut, when I want to strut,
Or hide behind a parasol!

It all depends on the mood I'm wearin'
It all depends on the mood I'm in... (mood I'm in)
I can be beautiful, or truly outrageous,
It all depends on the mood I'm in!
(Ooh, Ooh, mood I'm in)
(Ooh, Ooh, mood I'm in)

Off I go in search of adventure, (Ooh, Ooh, mood I'm in),
Anytime I choose! (Ooh, Ooh, mood I'm in),
I wear heels, if that's how it feels, (Ooh, Ooh, mood I'm in),
Or else I wear my blue suede shoes!

It all depends on the mood I'm wearin',
It all depends on the mood I'm in.... (mood I'm in)
I can be beautiful, or truly outrageous,
It all depends on the mood I'm in!
(Ooh, Ooh, mood I'm in)

It all depends on the mood I'm wearin',
It all depends on the mood I'm in.... (mood I'm in)
I can be beautiful, or truly outrageous,
It all depends on the mood I'm in!
(Ooh, Ooh, mood I'm in)

It all depends
On the mood I'm in!

Latios: Bravo!

Latias: Encore! Sing another song!

Kochou: Okay... (he leads the band into another song...)

(Meanwhile, back at the convention center, Kage, Yami, and Meowth tiptoe into Bianca's office, where they see various patterns strewn about, but no costumes.)

Meowth: You SURE dis is where dat girl kept the costumes for da Beautiflies?

Kage: Sure, I'm sure...

Yami: The Beautiflies must be out modeling them...so why not just take the patterns? That way, the girl can't make more, and we can make our own duds for the fashion show!

Kage: You may have a point there...

(music begins)

Yami: Other girls play helpless and coy,
Moonin' over this or that boy, (we see Misty sighing over a picture of Kochou)
Other girls feel hopeless and trapped,
But me, I've learned to adapt!

I'm a designing woman!
(I've got what it takes)
I'm a designing woman!
(I make my own breaks)
I'm a designing woman!
(Designing woman)
And I've got designs on you! (dumps glitter on Meowth)

Meowth: I'll be designin' YOU here in a minute! (Yami continues to dance, completely ignoring Meowth)

Yami: I know girls who sit home all day,
Watching their lives just fritter away... (we see Delia sitting in an easy chair watching Kochou on TV)
Clipping coupons, flippin' the dial,
But me, girl, that ain't my style!

I'm a designing woman!
(I've got what it takes)
I'm a designing woman!
(I make my own breaks)
I'm a designing woman!
(Designing woman)
And I've got designs on you (dumps more glitter and pom poms on Meowth, making him look like a Christmas tree)

I've got what it takes
To make my plans come true
And baby, baby,
Have I got plans for you!

I'm a designing woman!
(I've got what it takes)
I'm a designing woman!
(I make my own breaks)
I'm a designing woman!
(Designing woman)
And I've got designs on you!
I'm a designing woman! (dumps buttons, glitter, and pom poms on the floor. Kage, now all glittery, is not impressed with the mess Yami's made)

Kage: Do we have to turn everything into a big production? Now lets get the plans and go! (the Rockets grab the patterns and depart the trashed office)

(Later, the gang returns to the center to rest...)

Others: Fly away... (the gang glows their respective colors before revealing May, Brock, Crystal, and Whitney)

Kochou: Where's my samurai? (glows purple for a moment before revealing Ash)

May: Let's head upstairs, we have time to chill before the fashion show tonight...

(May is cut off by a shriek. She leads the gang upstairs and notices Bianca standing agape at the mess in her office)

Brock: What happened here?

Bianca: Someone took the patterns for the costumes I made for Kochou and the Beautiflies! Now they won't have anything to wear for tonight!

Niji: Sure they will!

Bianca: Really?

Ash: Niji has magical power in her, I know she can make new costumes just like the ones you made!

Bianca: Sounds a little farfetched, but I'd be willing to do anything to get those costumes back! (runs out in search of the missing patterns)

Ash: Okay, Niji...do your stuff!

Niji: I'm gonna temporarily power up your pendant so that it powers up all of you...(Ash's pendant glows blue for a moment) Okay! Sing it, Ash!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental)

(The pendant plays back the tune Ash sang as we look to see not only Ash, but also May, Brock, Crystal, and Whitney glowing as well. We next see outlines of the gang and Ash's bodies against the backgrounds of Beautifly wings.)

(May is first to transform: her shirt lengthens into the gown she modeled earlier, with the swirls and rubies appearing on it in a flash of red. Next, gloves with rubies on the hand appear on her hands, and red high heels appear on her feet. Her brown hair lengthens and turns red, followed by the red bow appearing a few seconds later as she poses for the audience.)

(Brock is next: his shirt turns white, followed by the rest of his clothes turning into a deep green suit. His pants change color in a flash of green, and a flash of green on his feet leave behind gold emerald-studded shoes. Finally, his head glows green, which makes his hair turn black before he too poses for the audience)

(Crystal first gains the first part of her outfit, making it appear she is wearing an aqua bathing suit. The "bathing suit" lengthins into a gown, where a white sash appears in in flash of blue. Gloves appear on her hands and aqua sandals appear on her feet. Her hair magically braids itself as she strikes a pose for the audience.)

(Whitney also begins her transformation by gaining a bathing suit--but she geans a stole around her arms as the "bathing suit" lengthens into a full gown studded in topazes and decorated with lace. Her hair puts itself up in a ponytail and turns yellow before she too poses for the audience.)

(As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow blue, and a silver and blue shirt appears on him. Next, a purple, green, black, and silver checkered vest appears over that in a flash of purple, followed by a blue jacket. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(music cut)

(Bianca returns a few moments later and gasps when she sees the gang fully dressed.)

Bianca: Wow...how'd you get ready so quickly?

Kochou: Told ya Niji had magic. (winks at Niji as he follows Bianca out to the runway)

(we see scenes of the gang modeling their new outfits as the scene fades out)

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears onscreen.)

Misty(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see Kochou and the gang posing for pictures in their new outfits)

Misty(voiceover): As the Rock Fashion Festival continues, we get a chance to have our pictures taken for the festival's commemorative photo album. But the Rockets want to be sure this years album is anything but commemorative, even stealing our pictures! (we see the Rockets making off with the gang's pictures. I'd pay more for a Festival photo album with our pictures than any picture of a Rocket! (we see the Rockets acting silly for the camera.) Stay tuned!

Aegis
June 2nd, 2006, 07:35 AM
I loved there new outfits! This was the best one yet! I can't wait for the next chapter

EmeraldSky
June 2nd, 2006, 07:45 AM
Ash gets the new transformation permanently after the special episode...the other Beautiflies transform like Ash thanks to the power boost...this marks the possibly only time they'll transform like this.

Next: The Rock Fashion Festival continues!

Two more episodes until Aiirochou's awakening!

EmeraldSky
June 8th, 2006, 09:48 AM
(An instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously..." appears on the screen)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(We see the gang modeling their new outfits from the previous episode)

Niji(voiceover): We've arrived on Alto Mare for the Rock Fashion Festival, where all the hottest bands gather to model the latest clothing styles. (we see more of the gang modeling) We met our designer, Bianca; and the outfits she made for us were beautiful! (we see the gang's new outfits) Once we were all made up, we proceeded to play for the island's twin guardians: The Eon dragons Latios and Latias. (We see Kochou singing as the Latis listen) But while we were out, the Rockets came and stole the patterns to our costumes! (we see the Rockets trashing Bianca's office) Bianca paniced, but I powered up Ash's pendant so that everyone could transform into the new outfits! (we see the gang's temporary new transformations) Bianca was very relieved, and we were truly the belles of the ball!

Today's the second day of the festival, and we're off for a photo shoot--but the Rockets are such camera hogs!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 13: Cinder-Yami

(The sun shines down on the canals of Alto Mare, making the water sparkle as Ash and the gang walk along a street)

Whitney: The water sparkling on the canals...so pretty!

Brock: I know, but I wanna see Ash--or even Kochou--surf in the canals like he did the last time we were here!

Niji: The surfing will have to wait, guys...we can't be late for the festival photo shoot...

Ash: Aw, Niji...can't we surf there?

Niji: No, your costumes will get all wet, and you'd look horrible sopping wet! (Misty, meanwhile, is admiring the music boxes and wind chimes in a shop)

Misty: Guys, if you don't mind, I'm going in here for a minute--you too, Niji.

Niji: Coming... (follows Misty into the shop)

Brock: Hey, Ash..now's the time to transform and show Misty and Niji both that Kochou can surf!

May: Good idea! (she touches the ruby in her ring and claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches the emerald in his ring and claps twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making gloves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches the topaz in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(Midorichou claps twice and a boat appears with a Wartortle shell attached to it. The Beautiflies climb into the boat as Kochou leaps aboard the shell. Just then, Misty and Niji exit the shop, Misty carrying a bag)

Niji: What on earth...?

Kochou: Hey, Misty...(poses aboard the shell)

Niji: Wouldn't it be easier to just walk to the photo shoot?

Kochou: Come on, Niji, surfing will get us there in style!

Niji: Okay, but don't come running to me when you arrive at the shoot soaked!

Kochou: Come on in! (grips his tow line as Midorichou finishes checking over the boat)

(the boat roars to life as music begins)

Kochou: Somethin' big's been waitin' to happen,
Ever since you and I met!
And if we're gonna make it happen,
We've gotta let our feet get wet, baby! (Kochou weaves and swirls through the water as Misty and Niji run to keep up)

Others: So come on, come on, come on,

Kochou: Come on in, the water's fine! (Come on in)
Take the plunge, it feels divine! (Come on in)
Come on in, the water's fine! (Come on in)
Come on in! (Come on in)

Me and you have so much in common,
Pardon me for soundin' brash...
But seein' what we've got in common,
We're bound to make a major splash, baby!

Kochou and others: So come on, come on, come on,

Kochou: Come on in, the water's fine! (Come on in)
Take the plunge, it feels divine! (Come on in)
Come on in, the water's fine! (Come on in)
Come on in! (Come on in)

Out upon the foam,
Beyond the sea and sky....
We will head for home,
With a star to steer us by!

Kochou and others: So come on, come on, come on,

Kochou: Come on in, the water's fine! (Come on in)
Take the plunge, it feels divine! (Come on in)
Come on in, the water's fine! (Come on in)
Come on in, the water's fine! (Come on in)
Come on in! (Come on in)
Come on in! (Come on in)
Come on in! (As Kochou sings the last line, the boat comes to a stop nearby the photo studio. Kochou leaps off the shell, still enthralled by the ride)

Niji: Now, let's see how wet you are... (feels around Kochou, but he still feels dry to the touch) Oh my! You didn't get a drop of water on you!

Kochou: Told ya I can surf! (bows as the others applaud)

Misty: You're just as good as Ash, if not better! Now, let's go get our pictures taken! (leads everyone inside the photo studio)

(Kochou speaks as we look in on the Beautiflies posing for a group shot)

Kochou(voiceover): We spent all morning taking pictures, and we got plenty of great shots to boot. (We see scenes of the gang posing for individual pictures, with and without their instruments) But we also had rivals vying for a place in the commemorative photo book...

(We see the Rockets in their private villa overlooking the photo studio)

Yami: We get here, model our own new duds...

Kage: (sigh) Don't remind me of how that went...

(We see various scenes of the Rockets being booed off the runway)

Yami(ignoring Kage): Surfing in the canals...

Kage: Surfing being a relative term...

(we see Yami being dragged behind the boat, getting wetter all the while)

Yami: So how come WE didn't get a chance to get our pictures taken for the festival photo book?

Meowth: Just because we aren't in da photo book, doesn't mean we can make a photo book of our own!

Yami: Sounds cool! (gathers some horrendously tacky outfits)

(We see scenes of the Rockets modeling their horrible outfits, but most of the shooting is of the Rockets being silly for the camera)

(the Zelda 'got item' stinger plays as Meowth holds a black book over his head. The title reads "The Best of Rocket Fashions" in glaring green letters that clearly clash with the cover. Hundreds of identical books lie nearby.)

Kage: Nice... (thumbs through one of the books, trying to stifle giggles at some of the sillier pictures)

Yami: Come on, let's go give these out! (drags Kage and Meowth out the door)

(music begins as the Rockets try to give away copies of their horrible photo book)

Yami: Here we are,
Pullin' out of the station!

Kage: Here we go,
Without a moment's hesitation!

Meowth: Here we come,
A brilliant new sensation!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: We're doin' what we were born to do!
Gang way, we're comin through! (The Rockets knock some people over as they take off down the street)

We're off and runnin',
And no one can stop us! (The Rockets race by as mere blurs)
We're off and runnin,
Nobody can top us! (we see a download chart with "The Rocket Trio" on the top spot)
More than looking good,
We're lookin' stunnin'! (We see Kage, Yami, and Meowth "shine")
We're off and runnin'!

Yami: We may have our ups and downs
But we're still better than the rest of the clowns! (Kochou happens to overhear this line...)

Kochou: Hey!

Kage, Yami and Meowth: We're off and runnin',
And no one can stop us!
We're off and runnin',
Nobody can top us!
More than looking good,
We're lookin' stunnin'!

We're off and runnin'
We're off and runnin'
We're off and runnin', (Huh!)

(Hours later, the Rockets return to their villa, dejected)

Yami: Nobody wanted our book...they're too interested in the official photo book...

Meowth: Den maybe if we pulled da ol' switcheroo...

Kage: Now you're talking! (dashes outside with an armful of books, Yami and Meowth in tow.)

(We see the Rockets going through the different shops of Alto Mare, replacing the official photo book with their book)

(Elsewhere, Kochou and the gang are signing autographs at the convention center, when Kochou hears an "Ew!" coming from the book booth. He runs to see what's wrong, and sees Misty looking aghast at the fake book)

Misty: How did these awful pictures get in here?

(Midorichou takes one of the Rocket books...and bursts out laughing at what he sees inside.)

Midorichou: You call THIS a photo book? (laughs hysterically)

Akaichou: Looks like somebody had a little too much fun with the camera... (Mizuirochou and Ierochou are also laughing over the terrible pictures)

Niji: That's not even the real photo book! THIS is the real book! (shows Kochou and the others a copy of the real book, which has a blue cover and "Alto Mare Rock Fashion Festival 2006" written in gold script)

Bianca: Someone switched them while the center was empty this afternoon. But fortunately, we have lots more copies of the real books! (gestures to several boxes of the real books behind her)

Ierochou: Let's go give out the real books! (grabs an armload of books and dashes off.)

(We see Kochou and the gang passing out the real books as music begins)

(Change, change, change, change...)
(Change, change, change, change...)
(Change, change, change, change...)
(Change, change, change, change...)

(We can change it)

Kochou: When the darkness enters in,

(We can change it)

Kochou: And add some light...

(We can change it)

Kochou: When the fears and doubts begin,

(We can change it)

Kochou: And make it right!
There is so much we can do!

(We can change it)

Kochou: We can make it all like new!!

(We can change it)

Kochou and others: We can change it, rearrange it,
And together, we will make it through!
We can cha-i-yay, ei-i-yay-nge it!

(Change, change, change, change...)
(Change, change, change, change...)

(We can change it)

Kochou: Though it seems we'll never win,

(We can change it)

Kochou: And we'll be fine...

(We can change it)

Kochou: We'll do it from within,

(We can change it)

Kochou: And make it shine!
Though our chances may be few,

(We can change it)

Kochou: We can make it, me and you!

(We can change it)

Kochou and others: We can change it, rearrange it
And together, we will make it though!
We can cha-i-yay, ei-i-yay-nge it!

We can change it, rearrange it
And together, we will make it though!
We can cha-i-yay, ei-i-yay-nge it!

(Change, change, change, change...)

(We see Kochou and the gang with Bianca, watching the sun set)

Bianca: Thank you so much for all your help!

Kochou: It was nothing...

Bianca: Thanks to you, this year's festival was the best ever!

Mizuirochou: You think so?

Kochou: We'll return next year and make next year's festival even better! (everyone laughs as we look over the sunset. Latios and Latias can be seen flying against the sun)

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next...appears onscreen)

Akaichou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies..."

(we see a marquee proclaiming "Music Awards Tonite")

Akaichou(voiceover): It's time for the Rock Music Awards, and we're the favorites to win Best New Act! (we see crowds of people gathered around a stage in the Battle Frontier) Even cooler, the ceremony's at the Battle Frontier this year, and one of the Brains is actually a pretty good bassist, if I say so myself. (we see Anabel playing a bass guitar as Kochou and Niji listen) I sure hope she's ready for the limelight. (we see the Rockets descending on the Battle Tower, making the crowds scatter) But the Rockets want to make sure THEY get the award! I know we're WAY better than they are! But stay tuned to see for yourself what happens!

EmeraldSky
June 13th, 2006, 10:58 AM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously..." appears onscreen)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see scenes of the photo shoot from the previous episode)

Niji(voiceover): As the Rock Fashion Festival continued, we got our pictures taken for the commemorative photo book. (we see a shot of the aforementioned book.) But, jealous as always, those Rockets had to make a photo book of their own. (we the Rockets being silly for the camera) They even went so far at to switch the official book with theirs...and some of the pictures you had to see to believe! (we see the band laughing over the pictures) Thankfully, we found all the real books, earning us an invite to come back to the festival next year! (we see Kochou and Bianca hugging)

Today though, is the first night of the Rock Music Awards, and we also have a newcomer waiting for us... (we see a sillhouette of Anabel)

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 14: Hello, Aiirochou!

(We open on a scene of the Battle Frontier at night, where various trainers are milling around battling in the various facilities and listening to the various bands. A brown haired man clad in a sparkling blue Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses leads Ash and the gang over to a stage nearby the Battle Tower, where Kochou and the band will be performing)

May: Thank you again for letting Kochou perform tonight, Scott.

Scott: Anytime, sweetheart...when the awards committee asked to use the Frontier for this year's awards, I said sure thing, and offered the trainers an opportunity to hear the bands for themselves before the ceremony.

Ash: Well, we're gonna set up before they get here... (waves goodbye as Scott disappears into the crowd. Misty motions for Ash to come closer to a console with wires nearby the stage, where she is attempting to figure out how to wire the mics.) Yeah?

Misty: How am I supposed to wire the mics when I don't know which wire goes to which mic?

Ash: They're color coded, if that helps...

Misty: Oh, I see... (connects a red wire with a plug marked in red) Try that! (Misty is called to the sound booth) Just a sec! Check that mic for me!

(Ash steps on the stage and grabs the mic in question)

Ash: Testing, testing, one two...sibilance....sibilance... (the sounds of a bass guitar catch his attention) Huh?

Niji: That sounds pretty good! (flies up to one of the window to look) Well! If it isn't Anabel, the tower brain!

May: Huh?

Brock: I didn't know Anabel played bass!

Niji: Ash, transform into Kochou and sing for her! That should get her attention!

Ash: Sure! (holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(Anabel appears at the window, intrigued by the commotion below. Kochou waves to her, which prompts her to come outside, bass guitar in tow.)

Anabel: I can't believe my eyes! My idol, Kochou?

Kochou: That's me!

Anabel: Wow! I can't believe my idol is here...(she plugs her bass into a spare amp and starts tuning it)

Kochou: I have a song for you too... (hits PLAY on a tape deck)

(Hey babe!)

Kochou: I've got my eye on you,
And I'm watchin' your every move...

(Hey babe!)

Kochou: I've got my eye on you,
Tell me what are you tryin' to prove?

You think you're hot, and your star is due, (ooh ooh)
You think you've got somethin' different and new,
Well babe, I got my eye on you,
And babe, oh babe, I think so too!

(Hey babe!)

Kochou: I got my eye on you,
And I think you look mighty fine...

(Hey babe!)

Kochou: I got my eye on you,
I would really love to make you mine!

You think you're hot, and your star is due, (ooh ooh)
You think you've got somethin' different and new,
Well babe, I got my eye on you,
And babe, oh babe, I think so too!

(Hey babe!)

Kochou: I've got my eye on you,
And I think you look mighty fine...

(Hey babe!)

Kochou: I've got my eye on you,
I would really love to make you mine...
Cause ever since you came in view,
I just can't take my eyes off you!

(Hey babe,)

Kochou: I've got my eye on you,

(Hey babe,)

Kochou: I've got my eye on you,

(Hey babe,)

Kochou: I've got my eye on you!

(Anabel applauds as Kochou bows)

Anabel: This is a dream come true! I've always wanted to play in a band like yours, but the other Brains...well...

(We see a scene of the Frontier Brains trying to play various instruments...Anabel is the only one that sounds half decent)

Anabel: The other Brians are musically challenged, we'll say.

Kochou: Well, Niji here has your ticket to stardom...(motions to Niji, who is sitting on his shoulder)

(Niji flies over Anabel's head and does a loop, dropping a ring with an amethyst inside in her hand)

Anabel: Interesting...a ring will turn me into a famed bassist?

May: Here's how it's done! (she touches the ruby in her ring and claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches the emerald in his ring and claps twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making gloves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches the topaz in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

Niji: Your turn!

Anabel: Here goes... (touches the amethyst in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt gain purple sparkles. Touching the ring on her legs makes her capris lengthen into purple pants with matching shoes. Clapping over her head forms a purple vest with blue trim, which Anabel slips into; Anabel next claps twice again, lengthening her hair to shoulder length and forming a bass guitar in her hands.)

Aiirochou: Haeru wingu, Aiirochou yo!

Kochou: Welcome aboard, Aiirochou! (Just then, Misty returns from the sound booth) Misty, this our newest addition, Aiirochou.

Misty: Pleased to meet you, Aiirochou...my job is to schedule gigs and be sure you guys are comfy in every venue you play at.

Aiirochou: The pleasure's all mine.

(We see the scene of Misty and Aiirochou framed in binoculars)

Kage: So the Beautiflies have a new kid on the block, do they....

Yami: She has no idea of the competition she faces from us...come on, let's climb the tower and cause a real scare! (motions for Kage and Meowth to follow her, where all three begin to climb the Battle Tower)

(Suddenly, the crowds notice the Rockets climbing and begin to panic. Aiirochou glances around, confused to all the commotion.)

Aiirochou: What's going on?

Midorichou: Don't tell me it's these guys again...

Aiirochou: Why?

Akaichou: These Rockets will do anything to upstage us, even if it means putting others in danger!

Mizuirochou: Not to mention their songs are lame...

(A spotlight appears on the Rockets as they reach the top of the Tower)

Yami: To protect the world from devastation...

Kage: And unite all people within our nation...

Yami: To denounce the evils of truth and love,

Kage: To extend our reach to the stars above.

Yami: Yami...

Kage: Kage...

Yami: Team Rocket! Blast off at the speed of light! (an R appears in the spotlight)

Kage: Surrender now, or prepare to fight!

Meowth: Mowth! Dat's right!

Aiirochou: Come down from the tower, now!

Yami: Not before we've finished our message to you, kid!

Aiirochou: Hey! Who are you calling, "kid"?

(music begins)

(I, I, I, I am)

Kage: Gonna cut you down to size,

(I, I, I, I am)

Yami: Gonna make you realize,

(I, I, I, I am)

Meowth: Like a comet on da rise!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: No one can top me,
Nothin' can stop me!

I am twenty stories tall! (I, I, I, I am)
I am a giant!
Towerin' above it all! (I, I, I, I am)
Strong and defiant,
I am a giant!

Midorichou: See what I mean by lame songs?

Aiirochou: I'll say...

(I, I, I, I am)

Kage: Not the type who kids around!

(I, I, I, I am)

Yami: The biggest star in town!

(I, I, I, I am)

Meowth: Da music and da sound!

Kage: Ain't here to play, kid!

Yami: Outta my way, kid! (drops a ball on Aiirochou)

Aiirochou: Ow! (rubs head in pain)

Ierochou: Come down here and say you're sorry!

Midorichou: Famous last words....

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: I am twenty stories tall! (I, I, I, I am)
I am a giant!
Towerin' above it all! (I, I, I, I am)
Strong and defiant,
I am a giant!

(I, I, I, I am) I am a giant!
(I, I, I, I am) I am a giant!
(I, I, I, I am) I am a giant!
I am!

(Nincadas chirp as the entire Frontier waits to see what the Beautiflies will do next)

Aiirochou: You think you're so high and mighty, well, Kochou has a message for YOU!

Kochou: Here, Pikachu! (whistles. The Rockets gasp as Pikachu runs up to the base of the tower, where the Rocket's ropes are anchored)

Yami: Here we go again...

(The climbing lines glow yellow with electricity, sending the Rockets flying off with a *ping*. The crowd cheers, relieved that the Rockets are gone. Scott is especially relieved.)

Scott: How can I ever repay you, Kochou, for saving the Frontier?

Kochou: Let's say I learned a few tricks from Ash. (waves to the crowd as he takes his place onstage)

(music begins)

Kochou: Every day, we're one step closer to heaven....
Is this the way, that love is meant to be?
Cus' I had a dream, maybe someday we'll make it together!
We'll live forever now, won't let it driftin' away!

Drifting away...

Drifting away....

Hey baby, I dont know why,
It's been so long since your face caught my eye,
But now that I found you, your lovin' I need so much more!

Walking through streets on a cold lonely night,
Only your loving can make me feel right!
Together forever we will be cus' I feel so sure!

So take my hand and walk with me,
Only you can set me free!
Everything will be okay,
Baby now we're drifting away....

Every day we're one step closer to heaven...
Is this the way that love is meant to be?
Cus' I had a dream, maybe someday we'll make it together!
We'll live forever now, won't let it driftin' away... (the crowd roars with applause)

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears onscreen)

Midorichou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies..."

(we see Kochou gasping as he starts to de-transform)

Midorichou(voiceover): Kochou's starting to de-transform without any warning, and we don't know what's wrong! Thankfully, he hasn't done it in public or in front of Misty yet. (we see more scenes of Kochou de-transforming) We're all afraid that it might happen during the Music Awards ceremony, and our careers get ruined! (we see Kochou accepting an award on a stage) I have a sneaking suspicion of WHO's doing it... (we see the Rockets operating an odd satellite dish), but WHAT they're doing this with you have to see to believe! Stay tuned!

Orange_Flaaffy
June 13th, 2006, 11:07 AM
Hmm..JEM episodes turned in a story about Ash and friends...I can't truly get into the story becuase it feels like it is too centered around the music from JEM, and while there are a few changes such as plot and setting, it just feels like a 2nd rate carbon copy of the show, save the rewording of "Me and My Friends are JEM Girls"

EmeraldSky
June 13th, 2006, 11:41 AM
I'll try to spread out the songs more, okay?

Next: Mystery detransformation!

Orange_Flaaffy
June 13th, 2006, 01:22 PM
Okay, sorry if I made you feel bad, just my two cents:).

EmeraldSky
June 13th, 2006, 02:00 PM
I wanted it to be both a tribute to Jem and a Pokemon world version of Jem....I'm gonna work on spreading out the songs more (so those that get annoyed by lots of singing wouldn't jump on me)

Next: Mysterious De-transformation!

EmeraldSky
June 23rd, 2006, 01:09 PM
Revised song list for Episode 15:

Kochou and the Beautiflies songs:

"My Arms Keep Missing You"
"Beautifly"
"Rock n' Roll Forever"

Rocket song:

"You Oughta See the View From Here"

EmeraldSky
June 29th, 2006, 07:54 AM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" begins as the word "Previously..." appears onscreen)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies..."

(We see shots of the Battle Frontier)

Niji(voiceover): We've arrived in the Battle Frontier for the annual Music Awards, where we're the favorites to win Best New Act! (we see scenes of different bands performing in the Frontier.) Amazingly enough, one of the Brains is actually a very good bassist! (we see a shot of Anabel playing while Kochou listens) Anabel wanted to escape the drudgery of the Frontier and become a star, so I gave her the ring she needed to do that! She transformed into Aiirochou, our new bassist. (we see Anabel transforming). However, we had to give her a little explanation when the Rockets tried to scale the Battle Tower and take over the Frontier. (we see people panicking as the Rockets appear at the top of the Tower.) Thanks to some quick thinking, Kochou used Pikachu to scare them away, and our pre awards show performance went on without a hitch. (we see the band performing)

However, the Rockets are still determined to ruin us somehow....I have a feeling they're the ones making Kochou de-transform...

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 15: There's My Samurai!

(We open on the scene of a Rocket base sitting on a mountain overlooking the Battle Frontier. A satellite dish sits at the top of the base, pointed in the direction of the Frontier.)

(We see Kage leading Yami up to the top room of the base, where various machines are covered up and turned off. Some furniture is also scattered throughout the room, but there's enough room for the base's occupants to move around and get to the various machines.)

Kage: Here we are...our very own base, complete with a great view of the Battle Frontier!

Yami: Wow...I can see the whole Frontier from here...including where Beauty-boy is! (she reaches for a telescope and looks across the water, where she sees Kochou and band signing autographs)

Meowth: I knew you guys would like da view here, so dat's why I picked dis spot for the base!

(music begins)

Meowth: Dis is da place where we belong,
Up at da top, rising on a song... (we see Meowth riding a music note through the clouds)
You oughta see da view from here,
It's fabulous! (and so are we)

Kage: You oughta see how things appear,
When you are up in the stratosphere.... (We see the base atop some clouds)
You oughta hear how the people cheer,
When you are fabulous... like us! (we see the Rockets greeting cheering fans)

Yami: We feel right at home,
Lookin' down on those below...
All you little people with your dreams so small...
(We are totally above it all)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: You oughta see how things appear,
When you are up in the stratosphere....
You oughtta hear how the people cheer,
When you are fabulous, like us!

You oughta see how things appear,
When you are up in the stratosphere...
You oughtta hear how the people cheer,
When you are fabulous, like us!

You oughta see how things appear, (things appear)
When you are up in the stratosphere... (stratosphere)
You oughta hear the people cheer, (people cheer)
When you are fabulous, (fabulous)
Like us! (You oughta see how things appear)

(The Rockets laugh as the song ends)

Yami: Thank you! (bows to an imaginary audience)

Kage: Anyway...I have something that could unmask Kochou and disband his Beauty-band!

Yami: Oh? What is it?

Kage: Presenting the Disguise Revealer 3000! (unveils the covered machine by Yami's chair, which is the same machine the satellite dish is connected to) My latest invention, and Meowth helped me make it!

Yami: How's it work?

Kage: First, you find the disguised person or object you want to unmask... (he focuses the radar on Kochou) lock on... (he locks on to Kochou) and fire! (Kage presses a big green button by the rader screen, which makes a blue laser beam come from the satellite dish...)

(Meanwhile, Kochou and co. are about ready to return to their trailer...)

Kochou: All that signing is hard work! (pockets his pen and stretches) I'm ready to relax before the awards ceremony if you guys are. (before Kochou can say any more, he hears a low hum in the distance) What's that?

Ierochou: Look out! (the Beautiflies jump out of the way as the laser beam hits, engulfing Kochou in light)

(Back at the Rocket base, Kage notes that the laser hit its target)

Kage: Now that the laser has hit its target, the target's disguise will start to unravel piece by piece...

(Kochou weakly stands up, still dazed from the laser blast...until he notices that his shoes and legs have returned to Ash's clothing)

Kochou: Wha...how am I turning back into Ash? (Kochou's jacket and shirt turn into Ash's shirt in a flash of purple)

Akaichou: You didn't sing 'Where's my samurai', did you?

Kochou(in Ash's voice): No, I didn't... (Kochou's hair shortens and turns black, then he shrinks down to Ash's height, completing his de-transformation.)

Midorichou: Maybe it was that laser that did it?

Ash: The last thing I remember was being hit by a blue light...

Mizuirochou: Come on, transform back! Your fans can't see you like this!

Niji: Try and transform into Kochou again!

Ash: Okay... (holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(Back at the base, Yami clambors to get a glimpse of who Kochou really is)

Yami: Well? Who IS Kochou, anyway?

Kage: I can't see anything, the Beautiflies are covering him up! (gasps as he sees a flash of purple on the screen, revealing Kochou again) Wha?

Meowth: What's da matter?

Kage: Beauty-boy just transformed again! (checks a few settings again) I'm putting the laser on stealth mode...this way, Kochou won't see it coming, and he'll de-transform without any warning! (sets the laser to "STEALTH")

Meowth: However--

Kage(interrupting Meowth): However, the Beauty-band won't know until it's too late! (fires the laser....)

(Back with the gang...)

Kochou: I don't know why I just de-transformed like that....

Aiirochou: Uh, Kochou... (Kochou looks down to see that he's half Ash, and half Kochou. Niji sighs as the last of Kochou's outfit disappears, revealing Ash)

Ash: Niji, isn't there a way I can quickly turn back into Kochou in case this happens again?

Niji: As a matter of fact, yes....(she circles around Ash's head and does a loop, making a small perfume spray bottle appear in Ash's hands)

Ash: Perfume?

Niji: Not just any perfume...it's my special essence of fruit and flowers that will turn you back to Kochou in no time flat! Just spray it on you and you'll transform!

Ash: Okay... (spritzes some of the perfume on his arms, making his body glow)

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))
(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

Mizuirochou: Cool!

Midorichou: Can I have some too, just in case?

Niji: I have plenty to go around! (circles around everyone's heads and does a loop, making five more identical spray bottles appear with the gang) There you go...now let's get back to our trailer.

(A bizzare scene unfolds on the street--Kochou becomes Ash in a flash of blue, and Ash sprays on his perfume, making Kochou reappears in a flash of purple, only to become Ash again in a flash of blue)

(Several hours later, in the trailer...)

Ierochou: Why is Kochou just de-transforming like this, and without singing 'Where's my samurai?"

Akaichou: If Misty saw this happen, she'd figure out that Ash and Kochou are one and the same!

Midorichou: Not good...(he looks off in the direction of the island with the Rocket base) Maybe...the de-transformation agent is coming from that base out there? (points out the base.

Aiirochou: Sounds plausible, but who's going to scope it out while the rest of us are at the awards? (Kochou de-transforms while Aiirochou is talking, he quickly sprays on some perfume to become Kochou again, just as Misty walks in the room.) Oh, hi, Misty...

Misty: I came to wish Kochou luck at the awards tonight. (gives Kochou a hug)

Kochou: Thanks, Misty...

Misty: Got your speech planned if you win anything?

Kochou: I rehearsed it with Niji in front of the bathroom mirror...and we've rehearsed all our songs that are nominated for Best Song and Best Cover.

Niji: I told him to keep it quick and not bore everybody with a two hour lecture.

Misty: Okay...see you tonight. (hugs Kochou again and departs.)

Niji: I can probably fly over to the base and shut down whatever is causing Kochou to de-transform while you guys get ready...(flits over to the window)

Akaichou: Sounds good!

Aiirochou: Be careful, Niji.

Midorichou: Good luck! (waves goodbye as Niji flies off to the base...)

(At the theater, we see a montage of various acts getting awards, until we cut to Kochou and the band in the wings)

Mizuirochou: I'm so excited!

Midorichou: Just keep your celebration tame if we do get an award.... (notices Kochou de-transforming. When Ash emerges, he sprays on the perfume, making him become Kochou again)

(Inside the Rocket base, Niji notices that the three Rockets are asleep before the detransformation machine. She flies over to the battery compartment, opens it, and is about to remove them when she sees Meowth stirring--but he's only changing postions, much to Niji's relief. After some struggle, she removes the batteries, tosses them in the trash, and unplugs the machine for good measure. Her handiwork complete, she flies away, seconds before Yami wakes up!)

Yami: Ah, nothing like a quick nap before exposing Beauty-boy... (presses the button to fire the laser...but nothing happens.) Huh? (presses the button again and again)

(Back in the theater...)

Host: And the winner of Best New Act is...Kochou and the Beautiflies! (the crowd roars)

Kochou(offstage): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly!

(music picks up as the band appears onstage to the cheers of the crowd)

Kochou: I've been searching for a man,
All across Japan,
Just to find, to find my samurai...
someone who is strong,
And still a little shy,
Yes, I need, I need my samurai...

Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly!
Green, black,and blue; make the colors in the sky!
Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly!
Green, black,and blue; make the colors in the sky!

Ai-yai-yai,
Ai-yai-yai,
Ai-yai-yai...

Ai-yai-yai,
Ai-yai-yai,
Ai-yai-yai...

Where's my samu-samu-samu--
Where's my samurai?

(Amazingly, Kochou doesn't de-transform as he sings that line. The crowd roars as he leads the band into a dance break)

Kochou: I've been searching in the woods,
And high upon the hills,
Just to find, to find my samurai...
Someone who won't regret,
To keep me in his net,
Yes, I need; I need my samurai...

Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly!
Green, black,and blue; make the colors in the sky!
Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly!
Green, black,and blue; make the colors in the sky!

Ai-yai-yai,
Ai-yai-yai,
Ai-yai-yai...

Ai-yai-yai,
Ai-yai-yai,
Ai-yai-yai...

Others: Where's my samurai? (the crowd roars with applause)

Kochou: Thank you! I especially want to thank you guys for the awards...because without you guys, we wouldn't be here! (the crowd roars again as Kochou sets aside the music note trophy and returns to his guitar and mike) So, here's a song for all our fans and fellow bands... (snaps to count Midorichou off)

(music begins)

Kochou: Have you heard the latest word?
They're playin' it every place!
Rockin and a reelin,
Reelin and rockin,
Shakin up the human race!

Kochou and others: Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n roll's here to stay, hey!
Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n' roll forever!

Kochou: No matter what they say!
Kids all around adore the sound,
Settin the world aflame!
Rockin and a reelin,
Reelin and rockin,
Nothin's gonna be the same!

Kochou and others: Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n roll's here to stay, yeah!
Rock n roll forever!
Rock n' roll forever!

Kochou: No matter what they say!

Kochou and others: Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n' roll forever!
Rock n roll's here to stay, yeah!
Rock n roll forever!
Rock n' roll forever!

Kochou: No matter what they say!

Kochou and others: Rock n' roll forever, Rock n' roll forever,
Rock n' roll forever! (the crowd roars as the gang starts another song...)

(An instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears onscreen)

Mizuirochou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see the gang exploring Celadon City)

Mizuirochou(voiceover): We're back in Celadon City again, this time to give our regards to Broadway! (we see Kochou singing for a woman and her staff). However, I think Kochou's got Misty on his mind more than his public...understandable when you're in love. (we see Kochou singing again) The Rockets, meanwhile, are determined to find out who Kochou really is, but when thier usual ploy doesn't work (we see Kage, Yami, and Meowth in disguise) they pull the old "Misty is waiting" ploy, which jeopardizes our chance of being onstage, cause we can't play without Kochou! (we see Kochou riding a Pidgeot) Can he get to the theater in time for us to play? Stay tuned for all the excitement...and maybe some romance too. (we see Kochou and Misty kissing)

EmeraldSky
July 6th, 2006, 04:50 PM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as "Previously..." appears onscreen)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see Kochou accepting an award)

Niji(voiceover): The Rock Music Awards are underway, but Kochou was somehow de-transforming without singing the magic words. (we see Kochou de-transforming back to Ash) We knew that if Misty or his fans knew who Kochou actually was, we'd be ruined! (we see more shots of Kochou de-transforming.) To remedy this, I gave Ash and the others some of my magical essence--one spray and you're back to your superstar form! (we see Ash spraying on some perfume, making him turn back into Kochou) Armed with that, he performed at the award ceremony with no problem. (we see Kochou and the band performing) Meanwhile, I figured that the Rockets were making Kochou de-transform, and I disabled their de-transformation machine so they couldn't do it again. (we see Niji unplugging an odd machine)

Today, we're back in Celadon City--to give our regards to Broadway!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 16: Beautiflies and Dolls

(We open on a view of Celadon City in the morning, complete with the sunshine beaming off the windows of the various buildings. A light breeze makes the flags on the Department Store flutter...but we look in on one particular building in particular not too far away from the Department Store, where we see a brown haired girl seated at a desk, chattering on the phone)

Girl(on the phone): Okay, thanks. Bye. (she hangs up with a sigh.) What are we going to do? The World of Broadway spectacular is due to open in a few days, but there's something missing....

Staff member #1: What do you think's missing, Miss Rubina?

Staff member #2: We've got the best set designs...

Rubina: No...

Staff member #2: The top actors...

Rubina: No, that's not what I'm thinking either...

Staff member #2: State of the art special effects...

Rubina: Definitely not!

Staff member #2: Maybe the music's not to your liking?

Rubina: Yes!

Both staff members: Huh?

Rubina: Yes! Music! That's what I'm thinking the show needs!

Staff member #1: What do you mean, Rubina? Just say the word and we'll get the orchestra ready!

Rubina: Forget the orchestra, I'm hoping the show will give some of today's hottest bands a chance to shine!

Staff member #2: Pop music?

Rubina: Why not? Not only would it introduce a whole new generation to the Broadway stage, but also showcase the pop scene's top bands!

Staff member #1: I'll see if I can get in touch with a few of them... (he dashes to a second phone and starts calling a number)

Rubina: Just give me a report when I get back from lunch, okay? (the staff member nods as Rubina grabs a red beret from a hat stand by her office's entryway and puts it on. The staff members continue to dial random numbers on their respective phones.)

(Meanwhile, Ash and the gang are walking along Celadon's main drag taking in the scenery, several shopping bags in tow. Crystal's pile of bags is especially large.)

Misty: Did you really have to buy all that, Crystal?

Crystal: Well, both pairs of shoes went with the shirt, so I got them both; plus the belt was cute, so I couldn't resist getting that... (everyone rolls their eyes as Crystal rambles on)

Brock: I at least got my watch fixed... (admires a black digital watch on his right arm)

May: I just got some nice shoes. (shows off a pair of tennis shoes)

Niji: Well, while you guys were shopping for clothes, I shopped for a few new transformation items--(Niji is cut off by the notes of "Beautifly") Huh?

Misty: That would be my cell phone.... (grabs a blue cell phone clipped by her leg and answers it) Hello...mm-hmm...yeah...oh?...yeah! We'd love to!....okay...uh-huh...all right, we'll be right there! (hangs up)

Whitney: Who was it?

Misty: Someone calling for a Rubina Hinote...(Anabel is shocked by the name)

Anabel: No way! THE Rubina Hinote?

Misty: Yes, THE Rubina Hinote...she wants Kochou and the Beautiflies to appear in the World of Broadway spectacular that she's directing...

Whitney: Really???

Brock: Rubina's one of the greatest directors in the theater biz today, especially when you consider that she's been directing since she was Ash's age!

Anabel: I hear anything directed by her is destined to sell out!

Misty: Well, I told the staff member that called they'd be right over...so while you guys are watching them perform, I'm gonna go look around in the historic district. (she disappears down another sidewalk.)

Whitney: You were saying, Niji?

Niji: Oh yes...the new transformation items I got for you, May, Brock, Crystal, and Anabel... (she circles above everyone's head and does a loop, making colored balls with the etching of Beautifly wings drop before the gang, as well as the gang's rings turning into nicer looking rings)

May: Wow!

Crystal: Our rings look nicer! (admires her new ring)

Anabel: Thanks, Niji! (puts her new ring on)

Niji: Now...the rings and balls together trigger the transformation...touch your ring to trigger the magic, like before, but this time, say "Take fight, your color wing!" to charge the ball with the magic. Once it's charged, stick the ball inside a belt to release the magic and start the transformation.

Whitney: Sounds neat!

Crystal: Lemme try it first! (she touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Crystal before a background of aqua Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Aqua Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright aqua light. A white belt appears on Crystal, which she sticks the ball into. Crystal is engulfed in a bright aqua light, leaving her in a aqua bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. Crystal snaps twice, making an aqua vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of aqua light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some silver sandals studded in sapphires appear on her feet, an aqua outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair is magically braided, and a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

Anabel: Whoa...

Ash: Lookin' good, Mizuirochou!

May: My turn! (she touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see May before a background of red Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Red Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright red light. A white belt appears on May, which she sticks the ball into. May is engulfed in a bright red light, leaving her in a red bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. May snaps twice, making a red vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of red light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some red high heels appear on her feet, an red outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair turns red, and an electric guitar appears in her hand.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

Brock: Don't tell me my new transformation looks like that...

Niji: There's only one way to find out!

(Brock touches his ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Brock before a background of green Beautifly wings. He holds his ball high and calls "Take flight, Green Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright green, which he sticks the into the spot in his belt reserved for a buckle. Brock is engulfed in a bright green light, leaving a glowing green outline of his lower body, while his green shirt remains on his top half. Brock snaps twice, making a light green vest appear on him. After grooving to the background music a bit, some black pants with a dark green stripe appear on his lower half in a flash of green light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some golden shoes studded in emeralds appear on his feet, an darker green outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, his hair turns black, and a pair of drum sticks appear in his hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

Niji: Now, that wasn't so bad, now was it?

Midorichou: Was the cool music part of the package? (everyone laughs as Midorichou repeats his dance to the transformation music)

Whitnwy: I'm going next! (she touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Whitney before a background of yellow Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Yellow Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright yellow light. A white belt appears on Whitney, which she sticks the ball into. Whitney is engulfed in a bright yellow light, leaving her in a yellow bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. Whitney snaps twice, making a yellow vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of yellow light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some small yellow boots appear on her feet, an yellow outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair turns yellow and puts itself up in a ponytail, and the entire outfit gains sparkles.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

Anabel: This looks nice... (she touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Anabel before a background of indigo Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Indigo Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright indigo light. A white belt appears on Anabel, which she sticks the ball into. Anabel is engulfed in a bright indigo light, leaving her in a indigo bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. Anabel snaps twice, making an indigo vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of indigo light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some indigo shoes appear on her feet, an indigo outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair lengthens, and a bass guitar appears in her hand.)

Aiirochou: Haeru wingu, Aiirochou yo!

Niji: Your turn, Ash...

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

Niji: Come on, guys...lets go pay Miss Hinote a visit... (she leads the gang down the street)

(Meanwhile, Rubina and her staff are clearing a stage for the next band. Judging from the look on Rubina's face, she hasn't heard very many good bands)

Rubina: THIS is the top talent on the pop scene? There has to be a better band out there!

Kochou(offscreen): Can we take a turn playing a song?

(Rubina whirls around to see Kochou and the gang onstage with their instruments.)

Rubina: Well, if it isn't Kochou and the Beautiflies!

Staff member: I heard that they're getting close to finishing their next CD!

Kochou: If you don't mind, we'd like to play a cut from our new album as our audition. (gives his guitar a light strum for emphasis)

Rubina: Of course you can play! (she settles in her seat with her staff) Start playing whenever you're ready.

(Kochou snaps to count Midorichou off, making a pop beat fill the air)

Kochou: Do you know what you are missing?
Till you stop to realize... (to realize)
Life is sweeter than what you are living,
And tears become the ultimate prize...

The pictures you paint are of one dimension,
The rules that you play are a matter of fact!
Keep comin' round with the same old story,
Tired of stories... (tired of stories!)

Others: Let me be the one!

Kochou: To take you on a wild ride,

Others: Let me be the one!

Kochou: To show you to the other side,

Others: Let me be the one!

Kochou: To lift you right up off the ground,

Others: Let me be the one!

Kochou: Let me be the one, the one, the one!

(Rubina smiles as Mizuirochou appears in a spotlight with a saxophone, which she solos on for a moment before Midorichou decides to solo. After the drums and saxophone trade solos, Kochou sings again.)

Kochou: Imagine if you took a moment,
Imagine what your life could be...
Then you would see the bigger picture,
Which would become reality!

The pictures you paint are of one dimension,
The rules that you play are a matter of fact!
Keep comin' round with the same old story,
Tired of stories... (tired of stories!)

Others: Let me be the one!

Kochou: To take you on a wild ride,

Others: Let me be the one!

Kochou: To show you to the other side,

Others: Let me be the one!

Kochou: To lift you right up off the ground,

Others: Let me be the one!

Kochou: Let me be...

Others: Let me be the one!

Kochou: The one!

Kochou and others: Let me be the one! (Rubina and her staff applaud as Kochou bows)

Rubina: Bravo!

Staff members: Encore!

Rubina: You guys are just the band I'm looking for!

Yami(offscreen): But what about us?

(Kochou and the others gasp as the Rockets appear with their instruments, ready to play)

Kochou: Team Rocket!

Yami: To protect the music from devastation...

Kage: And write the song about our nation...

Yami: To sing of the evils of truth and love...

Kage: Our voices will reach to the stars above...

Yami: Yami!

Kage: Kage!

Yami: Team Rocket! Rock on at the speed of light! (an R in a music note appears behind Yami and Kage)

Kage: So start singing your finale, or prepare to fight.

Meowth: Meowth! You are so right!

Rubina: Interesting....catch phrase...

Kage: How bout it, Miss Rubina....can we play for you?

Rubina: Of course you can play, but I only have space for two callbacks...so both you guys and Kochou got them...

Meowth: Hear dat? We got a callback! (Kage smiles)

Rubina: However...I can only choose the better callback performance for the show...so pick your song carefully. Meet with me tonight, both of you, for the callback. (Kochou, the others, and the Rockets turn to leave.)

(We see the Rockets in their underground hideway in the Game Corner. Yami relaxes on a couch, with Meowth snoozing on her stomach. Kage paces the floor, deep in thought about something.)

Yami: How do you think our callback went?

Kage: I think we did rather well...but Rubina told us that she'll announce her choice on Sora Leonknight's show tomorrow afternoon, okay? (Just then, Meowth wakes up and climbs off Yami's stomach) What is it, Meowth?

Meowth: Sometin' I've been tinking about for a while... (looks at a magazine with Kochou on the cover) Just who is Kochou, really?

Kage: Please, let's not try and expose him again...remember when the disguise revealer broke down?

Yami: Meowth does have a point, you know....

(music begins)

Meowth: He acts like a king, (we see Kochou as a king)
If you know what I mean,
But he's in for a big surprise... (Who is he?)

Yami: He thinks he's the best, (we see Kochou singing)
But I'm not impressed, (we see Yami in the audience at Kochou's show, looking obviously bored)
And I'm gonna cut him down to size! (Who is he?)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: Who is he, anyway?
He ain't so fine... (Who is he?)
Who is he, anyway? (we see an outline of Kochou with a purple question mark inside)
What's he got that's better than mine?

Kage: Faith and hope, and brotherly love, (we see Kochou singing, with hearts, shaking hands, doves, and peace signs symbolizing the words)
Is all he talks about! (Who is he?)

Yami: I can't cope with all his heart tuggin', (we see a chibi Kochou pulling at a heart, presumably Yami's)
It makes me want to scream and shout! (Who is he?)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: Who is he, anyway?
He ain't so fine... (Who is he?)
Who is he, anyway?
What's he got that's better than mine?
(Who is he, anyway?)
What's he got that's better than mine?
(Who is he anyway?)
Who is he? (we see the outline of Kochou with a question mark inside)
(The Rockets sigh in frustration as the song ends)

Yami: Come on, guys...let's get some sleep... (she trudges to a bed, changes into a nightie, and climbs inside.)

Kage: Good idea...we have a big day tomorrow... (puts on his own pajamas and climbs in a bed. Meowth curls up in a basket by Kage's bed)

Meowth: 'Night, Kage...

Yami: Night...

Kage: Sweet dreams, guys...(turns the light off, making the screen go black for a few seconds.)

(Elsewhere, Rubina and her staff prepare to listen to Kochou's callback audition.)

Rubina: Okay, guys...just play your best, and you'll know if you were chosen on tomorrow's episode of "The Sora Leonknight Show", okay?

Kochou, et al: Okay...

Akaichou: Sora Leonknight? Isn't he Misty's favorite talk show host?

Mizuirochou: That's right...

Ierochou: Misty says that she likes his show because he doesn't get all raunchy like other talk show hosts do...

Kochou: Speaking of Misty....I wonder if she's doing okay tonight...(motions to Midorichou, who starts a slow, relaxed beat. Ierochou joins in on keyboards a few minutes later)

(a blue spotlight appears on Kochou)

Kochou: I've been tryin' oh so long, to let you know,
Let you know how I feel....
So if I stumble, if I fall, just help me back;
So I can make you see...

Please give me one more night, give me that one more night,
Oh, one more night, 'cause I can't wait forever! (ooh ooh ooh...)
Please give me one more night, just give me that one more night,
Oh, one more night, 'cause I can't wait forever! (ooh ooh ooh...)

I've been sitting here so long, just wasting time...
Just staring at the phone...
I was wondering, should I call you...then I thought...
Maybe you're not alone!

Please give me one more night, just give me that one more night,
One more night, 'cause I can't wait forever! (ooh ooh ooh...)
Please give me one more night, just give me that one more night,
One more night, 'cause I can't wait forever! (ooh ooh ooh...)

Just give me one more night, just give me that one more night,
Just one more night, 'cause I can't wait forever! (ooh ooh ooh...)

Kochou and others: Like a river to the sea, I will always be with you,
And if you sail away, I will follow you!

Kochou: Give me one more night, just give me that one more night,
One more night, 'cause I can't wait forever! (ooh ooh ooh...)
I know there'll never be a time, you'll never feel the same,
And I know it's only words...
But if you change your mind, you know that I'll be here!
And maybe we both can learn!

I'll give you just one more night, just give me that one more night,
Just one more night, 'cause I can't wait forever! (ooh ooh ooh...)
Just give me one more night, oh give me that one more night,
Just one more night, 'cause I can't wait forever! (ooh ooh ooh...)

(Mizuirochou breaks off to solo as Akaichou, Ierochou, and Midorichou keep performing in the background. Kochou longingly looks out at the starry night and the full moon, where we see the scene fade to show Misty walking on the city street. As she approaches a crosswalk, she notices the building where Kochou is performing and smiles as she waits for the walk signal. We look up at the moon and the stars as the music fades out, which turns into the sun and blue sky. We see the sun reflect off the window of a TV station, where Kochou and the gang are getting makeup put on.)

Akaichou: I can't wait! Our first TV appearance!

Aiirochou: Wonder if Scott will see me on TV? (her thoughts are interuppted by Kochou getting up from the makeup chair, she follows the attendant to the wings, where she looks out into the audience.)

(The lights come up on the set as the show's theme song begins)

Female announcer: With the premiere of World of Broadway only hours away, the pop music scene is abuzz as to which of today's hottest bands superstar director Rubina Hinote has chosen to feature in the show! Many fans are hoping that the show will ride on Beautifly wings with the appearance of Kochou and the Beautiflies...but who exactly did Rubina choose? All this and more on the Sora Leonknight Show! (a Shiny Pikachu holds up an Applause cue card as an auburn haired boy in a blue shirt and khaki pants appears on the set)

Sora: Thank you, Icy, and thank you, Thora...(pets the Pikachu) With the world premiere of World of Broadway tonight, and one of today's most popular bands rumored to be featured in the show, you have to wonder: Are Kochou and the Beautiflies really going to make an appearance like many fans are hoping, or will they make colors in some other sky? That decision lies in the hands of my guest today, the superstar director Rubina Hinote!

(Thora holds up another Applause cue card as Rubina appears and sits down on a couch facing Sora)

Rubina: Thank you so much, Sora...it's great to be here today.

Sora: Tell me, Rubina, what spurred you to feature a pop band in a Broadway show, in a medium not traditionally suited to pop music?

Rubina: I hope that it will get a new generation interested in Broadway and theater in general...some have said that this whole thing was a publicity stunt, but I am not known for publicity stunts like some other directors are. I would've never gone ahead with it if I knew in my heart that it would only work with the right band on the stage. I feel that I have chosen the right band for the show.

Sora: Was it hard narrowing the different bands down to one?

Rubina: Yes, we heard quite a lot of bands over the last few days, with the two best ones getting callbacks yesterday. After the callbacks finished last night, the choice was very clear to me.

Sora: Okay, so we'll cut to the chase: Who's the lucky band that'll be starring in World of Broadway tonight?

Rubina: I chose a band that's currently one of the hottest rising bands, and I feel this honor would be perfect to add to their Rock Music Awards for Best New Artist, Best Cover, and Best Song...(the crowd starts to buzz as Rubina names off the awards) Kochou and the Beautiflies!

(the crowd roars as Kochou and the gang charge onstage. Half the girls in the audience are screaming as Kochou and Sora shake hands.)

(Outside, Yami winces as she watches Kochou and Sora talk on a monitor)

Yami: Didn't Rubina say that if Beauty-boy can't make it, then we get to play?

Kage: Silverhead has to have a weak spot somewhere...what's the name of that girl that's their publicist...Mindy, Mandy, I know it starts with an M...

Yami: Misty?

Kage: That's her name! Thanks, Yami.

Meowth: Da same Misty dat ran the Cerulean Gym once upon a time?

Kage: I'm sure that's the one...and she and Kochou are in love!

Yami: Kochou and Misty, sittin' in a tree...

Meowth: Har-dee-har har, Yami...

Kage: If we can lure Kochou away from the theater in hopes of meeting Misty, the Beautiflies can't play, and we can!

Yami: Good idea! (grabs a piece of paper and starts writing on it, then addresses the fake letter to the hotel the gang is staying in)

(Later, Niji brings the letter to Ash)

Niji: Ash, this is for you...it appears to be from Misty.

Ash: Misty? Why would she send me a letter when she's right here...you were there when we dropped her off on the historic district's main drag an hour ago...

Niji: Just read the letter...it could be important!

(Ash reads the letter over for a moment...)

Ash: I'll be at the Celadon Rooftop Square if anyone needs me... (starts for the door)

Brock: Warning, warning, mistake in progress... (imitates a siren with his voice) Repeating, this is a mistake in progress. (does his vocal siren again)

Niji: Calm down, Brock! Ash just wants to have some quality time with Misty on the Rooftop Square...

Brock: Did he even bother to look at the clock? (the clock reads 6:47, underneath is the bulliten board, which has a sticky note that reads "SHOW 7:00" on it)

Niji: Ooh, you're right...

Anabel: I think I smell a Rattata...

(a few minutes later, an elevator dings and Ash steps out on the Rooftop Square...)

Ash: Hello....Misty...you there? Hello... (his call echoes down below, when he looks at a clock on a tall sign and notices that it reads 6:52) Oh no...the show! (he dashes back in the elevator and frantically hits the first floor button. When the door opens, he dashes outside and races down the street.) Gangway, coming through, sorry, pardon me. (he catches the crosswalk signal right as it changes to "walk", and he sprints across)

(Meanwhile, the band(now transformed) and Rubina wait in the wings of the theater as people file into the seats)

Rubina: What's happened to him? You guys know?

Ierochou: He got a weird letter minutes before we came...

Midorichou(to Niji): Told'ja it was a mistake in progress...

Niji: I believe you now...hurry, Kochou...

(Elsewhere, Ash is literally flying down the street towards the theater...)

Ash: I'm not gonna get there if I just run...I just wish I had wings... (he spots a Pidgeotto helping itself to a piece of meat on the sidewalk, so he quickly jumps aboard, startling the bird-Pokemon at first) Hey, calm down! Can you take me there? (points in the direction of the theater. The Pidgeotto nods and flies off, Ash aboard it. Ash takes this opportunity to spray on some perfume, turning him into Kochou...)

(Back at the theater, Rubina is pacing the floor. The clock reads 6:55)

Rubina: It'll be the Rocket show if Kochou doesn't get here in five minutes...
(a Pidgeotto squawk is heard, followed by frantic footsteps down the rooftop stairwell...)

Akaichou: Here he comes!

(Kochou races into the room to thunderous applause)

Kochou: I made it, guys! (we see the Rockets gritting their teeth at Kochou's appearance. Kochou notices the Pidgeotto he rode on looking up at him through the air vent.) Thanks! (waves as the Pidgeotto flies off)

Rubina: Come on! Showtime, Beautiflies! (she ushers the band into position)
(the crowd murmurs for a moment as the lights dim, then an upbeat melody begins as Kochou appears before the curtain in a spotlight)

Kochou: Frantic rehearsals, opening night,
Strike up the band, bring up the lights! (the curtain opens behind Kochou, revealing the band and some beautifully dressed showgirls clad in red, blue, and yellow)

Kochou and others: A little Broadway magic tonight!

Others: Broadway magic,

Kochou: Finger snappin'... (we see the showgirls snapping their fingers)

Others: Broadway magic,

Kochou: Toe tappin'... (we see various toes tapping in the audience)

Others: Broadway magic!

Kochou: Singers and dancers, steppin' in time,
Music you hum, lyrics that rhyme!

Kochou and others: A little Broadway magic,
Tonight!


Others: Broadway magic,

Kochou: Finger snappin', (we see Delia snapping her fingers)

Others: Broadway magic,

Kochou: Toe tappin', (we see various toes tapping)

Others: Broadway magic,

Kochou: Side slappin', (we see Prof. Oak in the audience laughing at a funny part in the show)

Others: Broadway magic,

Kochou: Hand clappin', (we see Misty clapping to the song)

Others: Broadway magic!

Kochou: Show stoppin' numbers, this could be it, (Kochou joins some showgirls on a stairwell)
Add it all up, you have a hit!

Kochou and others: A little Broadway magic, (Kochou and the showgirls start a chorus line)

Kochou: Nothin' like,

Others: Broadway magic!

Kochou: Bring on the,

Others: Broadway magic,
Tonight!
Broadway magic,

Kochou: Finger snappin', (we see Akaichou and Mizuirochou snapping their fingers)

Others: Broadway magic,

Kochou: Toe tappin', (we see Ierochou's and Aiirouchou's toes tapping)

Kochou and others: Broadway magic,
Tonight! (Kochou and the showgirls slide before the audience, to thunderous applause)

(Later, Kochou answers some questions for Gabby, a reporter for KNTO TV)

Gabby: There's been some requests by fans to find out your real name...how do you feel about that?

Kochou: Well, while it is true I use a stage name when in public, which will the fans be more likely to remember when I fade from the scene, my name or my songs?

Gabby: I'd remember your songs, Kochou!

Random fan: I would too!

Random fans(ad lib): Me too, I'd remember your songs!, Your songs rule!, etc. (Kochou and Gabby laugh at the unexpected show of support)

Gabby: At any rate, thank you for your time, Kochou, and good luck with the new album!

Kochou: My pleasure! (waves goodbye as the camera crew packs up. Kochou suddenly notices Misty approaching among the crowd of partygoers) Misty? What brings you here?

(MUSIC-"Kochou and Misty's Theme")

Misty: Surprised?

Kochou: Yeah...you usually don't show up in places like this...

Misty: I just wanted to tell you...that letter that I supposedly wrote, wasn't my doing...it was a Rocket trap to get rid of you so they would literally steal the show.

Kochou: I understand...Niji told me about it after the show ended.

Misty: I also want to say...great job on the show! (reaches to hug Kochou, but they get tangled in each others arms and legs...and their lips lock in an unexpected kiss! Kochou and Misty decide to embrace each other and kiss some more as fireworks light up the sky!)

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears on screen)

Ierochou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see the band in the recording studio)

Ierochou(voiceover): We're almost ready to release our new album, but the Rockets decide to sabotage it while we're taking five! (we see the Rockets recording) Not only do they record a knockoff of one of our songs, they also do a cover of some stupid song Meowth found online. (we see Meowth at a computer) To top it off, their awful version overtakes us on the charts! Can we salvage our album and overtake our rightful spot on the charts? Stay tuned!

EmeraldSky
July 13th, 2006, 11:56 AM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously..." appears onscreen)



Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies...."

(we see a scene of Kochou and the showgirls from the last episode)

Niji(voiceover): Our tour takes us back to Celadon City, this time to give our regards to Broadway! (we see Ash and the gang walking on the main drag) So after trying out the new transformation items I got for them, (we see the gang's new transformations and Ash's transformation) we went to see the great director Rubina Hinote. (we see Kochou and the band playing for Rubina and her staff) We soundly beat out the Rockets, and the entire viewing audience of "The Sora Leonknight Show" celebrated with us when Rubina made her choice! (we see Kochou taking to Sora). The Rockets were very jealous that we had been chosen, and tried to lure Kochou away from us so we couldn't play! (we see Ash on the Rooftop Square. Ash hurried as fast as he could, even hitching a ride on a Pidgeotto! (we see Ash transform into Kochou with his perfume as he rides on a Pidgeotto) Thankfully, he made it to the theater in the nick of time, the show went on...and he shared a kiss with Misty! ( we see scenes of the show, the post-show party, and Kochou and Misty kissing)

Today we're in the recording studio to put the finishing touches on our new album--but those Rockets just HAVE to mess it up!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 17: The Album Switcheroo

(We see Ash and the gang walking on a sidewalk)

Crystal: I'm so excited! Our new album, almost done!

Brock: And our other ones still selling like hotcakes...(we see people in line at the music store's checkout line--each customer has one or both of the band's other albums in their shopping cart. A poster advertising pre-orders for the upcoming album is plastered on the window)

Niji: Well, we just have to record a couple more songs and we're ready?

May: That's great news! I hope the producers will let us use the great song Anabel wrote last night!

Anabel: I just heard the music playing next door, then Brock saying "I'm in the mood for dancing"...and the inspiration came like that! (snaps to illustrate her point)

Whitney: We could use a songwriter like you... (winks at Anabel)

Anabel: So...how do you guys write songs?

(We see a scene of Chibi Brock and Chibi Ash at a table)

Brock(voiceover): Well, after I get some inspiration... (we see a lightbulb appear above Chibi Brock's head) Ash and I talk about it a little bit, (Chibi Ash and Chibi Brock start talking to each other in gibberish) As we talk, we start writing the parts... (Chibi Ash and Chibi Brock continue talking as they write on some music paper) Ash usually writes the lyrics (we see Chibi Ash writing on some paper), and I write the music. (we see Chibi Brock writing on music paper) If neither of us likes what we wrote (Chibi Ash and Chibi Brock wince at what they wrote, wad up their respective papers, and throw them in the trash) we throw them out and start over. (Chibi Ash and Chibi Brock get some fresh paper and write some more) If one person likes it, but the other doesn't, (Chibi Ash points out the part in the music he likes. Chibi Brock just winces.) we revise it until we're both happy. (Chibi Ash and Chibi Brock smile as Chibi Brock writes the last of the music) Then we practice it... (we see Chibi Kochou and Chibi Midorichou practicing) and play it live! (the other band members are inserted in the scene and they start playing the song, with Chibi Kochou singing gibberish as the scene fades)

Anabel: Sounds fun!

Brock: I hope you were paying attention, there's a test at the end. (winks. Everyone laughs as Anabel blushes)

Niji: All right, enough joking! We're almost to the studio, so hurry and transform!

May: Gotcha! (she leads everyone into an alleyway, then she touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see May before a background of red Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Red Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright red light. A white belt appears on May, which she sticks the ball into. May is engulfed in a bright red light, leaving her in a red bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. May snaps twice, making a red vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of red light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some red high heels appear on her feet, an red outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair turns red, and an electric guitar appears in her hand.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches his ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Brock before a background of green Beautifly wings. He holds his ball high and calls "Take flight, Green Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright green, which he sticks the into the spot in his belt reserved for a buckle. Brock is engulfed in a bright green light, leaving a glowing green outline of his lower body, while his green shirt remains on his top half. Brock snaps twice, making a light green vest appear on him. After grooving to the background music a bit, some black pants with a dark green stripe appear on his lower half in a flash of green light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some golden shoes studded in emeralds appear on his feet, an darker green outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, his hair turns black, and a pair of drum sticks appear in his hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Crystal before a background of aqua Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Aqua Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright aqua light. A white belt appears on Crystal, which she sticks the ball into. Crystal is engulfed in a bright aqua light, leaving her in a aqua bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. Crystal snaps twice, making an aqua vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of aqua light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some silver sandals studded in sapphires appear on her feet, an aqua outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair is magically braided, and a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Whitney before a background of yellow Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Yellow Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright yellow light. A white belt appears on Whitney, which she sticks the ball into. Whitney is engulfed in a bright yellow light, leaving her in a yellow bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. Whitney snaps twice, making a yellow vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of yellow light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some small yellow boots appear on her feet, an yellow outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair turns yellow and puts itself up in a ponytail, and the entire outfit gains sparkles.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

(Anabel touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Anabel before a background of indigo Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Indigo Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright indigo light. A white belt appears on Anabel, which she sticks the ball into. Anabel is engulfed in a bright indigo light, leaving her in a indigo bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. Anabel snaps twice, making an indigo vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of indigo light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some indigo shoes appear on her feet, an indigo outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair lengthens, and a bass guitar appears in her hand.)

Aiirochou: Haeru wingu, Aiirochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(Kochou is the first to emerge from the alley--he motions for everyone to follow him down the street)

(Later, the band is tuning in the recording studio as the tech crew gets ready to record the next song)

Kochou: Let's record "I'm in the Mood For Dancing", next...

Engineer: All right, Kochou..."I'm in the Mood For Dancing", take one...

(an upbeat techno tune begins)

Kochou: I'm in the mood for dancing, romancing,
Whoa, giving it all, tonight!
I'm in the mood for chancing, I feel like dancing!
Hoo!
Come on and hold me tight!

Dancing! (dancing!)
I'm in the mood, babe!
So let the music play!
Dancing! (dancing!)
I'm in the mood, babe!
So get up and let your body sway!

[dance break-we see the engineers grooving to the song as the band members trade solos]

Kochou: I'm in the mood for dancing, romancing,
You know I should never stop tonight!
I'm in the mood, I'm in the mood, I'm in the mood,

To dance! Get up and dance! Come on and dance!
I'm in the mood to take a chance!
Yeah, let's dance! Come on and dance!
I'm in the mood to take a chance!
Yeah, let's dance! Come on and dance!
Get on your feet! Now make your dance!
Let us dance! Come on and dance!....

(Elsewhere, we see the Rockets scoping out the recording studio. We can still hear Kochou singing in the distance)

Meowth: So Beauty-boy's in da mood for dancin'...how bout dancin' to a few of our hits?

Yami: Meowth! They're still recording in there!

Kage: Yami's right...we can't just barge into a recording session while it's in progress...so let's just wait until Beauty-boy and his band are away... (Meowth slumps against a tree, bored)

(Back in the recording studio, Kochou and the band conclude the song. The engineers applaud.)

Engineer: Another well done song, Kochou...we haven't had to do another take on any of these!

Kochou: What about that one we never finished yesterday?

Engineer: Let's take five for lunch, then record the remaining songs, okay, Kochou? (he loads the tape with the song in question on it inside)

Kochou: Good idea! (he takes his headphones off, sets his guitar aside, and stretches as he follows his bandmades out the door. Once everyone leaves, the room is quiet for a moment...until the Rockets sneak in!)

Yami: So this is where Silverhead and his pals are recording...

(Kage, meanwhile, is poking around in the engineer's room)

Kage: Hey, what's this? (hits "PLAY", making the tape inside play. While there's music on the tape, there's no words--signifying the Beautiflies were planning on adding the words in later) Silverhead forgot to sing on this! There's isn't any words! (Kage's cry sends Yami and Meowth rushing in the room)

Yami: What do you mean, no words? (she listens to the music for a moment, then starts tapping her foot to the beat) I love the piano in this!

Meowth: If dere's no woids on dat song, den why don't we steal da song by singin' our own woids over what Silverhead played?

Yami: Good idea! (she and Meowth race out to some microphones. Kage rewinds the tape and hits "PLAY", then runs out to his own mic)

(music begins)

(There ain't nobody better)

Kage: Comin' down the pipe...

(There ain't nobody better)

Yami: They're all alike...

(There ain't nobody better)

Meowth: Do ya hear me loud and clear?

(There ain't nobody better)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: Than the ones who're standin' here!

(There ain't nobody better)

Kage: Waitin' round the bend!

(There ain't nobody better)

Yami: I'm the livin' end!

(There ain't nobody better)

Meowth: Am I comin' through to you?

(There ain't nobody better)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: Than the ones you're talkin' to!

Kage: I'm above the rest!
Baby, I'm the best!

Yami: There ain't never gonna be nobody,
Who's as good for you as me!

(There ain't nobody better)

Kage: Comin' down the pipe,

(There ain't nobody better)

Yami: They're all alike!

(There ain't nobody better)

Meowth: Do ya hear me loud and clear?

(There ain't nobody better)

Kage, Yami, amd Meowth: Than the ones who're standin' here!

(There ain't nobody better)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: There ain't nobody better!

(There ain't nobody better)

Kage: Can you hear me?

(There ain't nobody better)

Yami: Don't you love what you see?

(There ain't nobody better)

Meowth: I'm da best!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: There ain't nobody better than,
Nobody better than me! (at this, the tape ends. Kage runs to retrieve it)

Yami: Ow! That was fun, wasn't it, Meowth? (Yami looks over expecting to see Meowth, but he seems to have disappeared from his mike) Uh, Meowth?

(Some typing catches Yami's attention, followed by Meowth laughing to an odd song. Piqued, Yami follows the laughter until she finds Meowth before a computer, laughing profusely at the strangely catchy song.)

Yami: What's that?

Meowth: Dis video...(stifles more laughter) It's da funniest ting I've seen all day! (laughs again. Kage enters the room with the tape, and notes the address bar in the browser)

Kage: MyTube.com?

Yami: You know Meowth likes to surf around on MyTube! This is his latest find...

Kage: Hmm...Why don't we make a cover of that song?

Meowth: It'll be a hit come tomorrow morning!

(We fade to a hotel room the next morning. Kochou is on the phone with Kari, the band's agent, while the others get ready for the day.)

Kochou: WHAT??? Our tape for "There's a Melody Playin'" was stolen?

Kari: Sadly yes, Kochou babe...not only did they record over your music, they also added an awful remix of the Numa Numa song to it!

Kochou: Numa Numa? What's that?

Kari: It's the one that starts Mai-ya-hi, mai-ya-hoo, mai-ya-hoh, mai-ya-ha-ha!

Midorichou: Oh, it's that stupid song that's all over MyTube right now!

Kari: Stupid or not, it's knocked you guys off the number one spot and is on every station! (Kochou hears a car pass by, with the Rockets singing 'Vase a blesh da numa numa yay, numa numa yay, numa numa numa yay...' on its radio) And when I say every station, I MEAN every station! (Kochou hears another car pass by, with Yami singing Mai-ya-hi, mai-ya-hoo... over the radio.

Kochou: I know we're better than some stupid song on an online video site!

Kari: So, your mission, Beautiflies, should you choose to accept it: Find your stolen tape, wipe it clean, and record the song that's meant to be on there!

Kochou: I'll do it, Kari!

Kari: Okay, babe...I'll call if I have any more clues to help you. (Kochou hangs up the phone and sighs)

Akaichou: Okay, so who remembers where the tape was last?

Mizuirochou: I think the Rockets snuck in while we were on our lunch break...

Aiirochou: Found the tape...

Ierochou: Recorded their dumb song on there....

Midorichou: Then they found a computer and logged into MyTube...

Misty: Found a video of the Numa Numa song and recorded their own cover...

Kochou: ...And they apparently still have the tape!

Niji: We won't find it if we just talk about it here....

Misty: Let's go look around...it's bound to turn up somewhere if we look hard enough! Lets go! (she leads everyone out the door)

(We see scenes of the gang looking in various shops, in trash bins, even in abandoned houses!)

(Hours later, the gang meets back in front of the recording studio)

Akaichou: I checked all the shops... (we see Aiirochou and Akaichou checking various shops)

Midorichou: I looked in houses... (we see Midorichou being chased by Growlithes)

Aiirochou: Where is it? (suddenly, something shiny in a trash bin catches her attention. After some digging, closer examination reveals it to be the tape!) Well, looky here!

Misty: The tape!

Kochou: Misty, can I borrow your cellphone for a sec? (Misty offers her phone to Kochou, who frantically dials Kari's number) Kari! It's Kochou!

Kari: Judging from how excited you are, you've gotta have some big news....

Kochou: I do! We found the tape!

Kari: Atta boy! I toldja you'd find it if you looked hard enough, babe!

Kochou: We're gonna put the song that was gonna be on there, right away!

Kari: Good luck, Kochou! (Kochou hangs up, returns the phone to Misty, and leads the band inside the studio)

(Inside the studio, Kochou snaps to count the band off...)

(music begins)

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: On the radio,

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: Soft and sweet and low,

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: I don't know what to do,

Kochou and others: There's a melody playin',
And it makes me think of you!

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: And I sing along,

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: And it's goin' strong,

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: I'll leave the world behind,

Kochou and others: There's a melody playin',
And I've got you on my mind!

Kochou: Every time you're near,
There's a melody playin' gently in my ear....
There's music in the skies above,
And they tell me I'm in love...
Tell me I'm love!

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: On the radio,

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: Soft and sweet and low,

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: I don't know what to do,

Kochou and others: There's a melody playin',
And it makes me think of you!

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: In the skies above,

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: I'm in love!

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: I'm in love!

Others: There's a melody playin',

Kochou: I'm in love! (everyone cheers as Kochou sings the last note)

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears onscreen)

Aiirochou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(We see the gang on the beach)

Aiirochou(voiceover): We're off to the sunny islands of Hawaii for a little surf, (we see Pikachu surfing) sun, (we see Akaichou lying in the sun), and fun! (we see the gang playing volleyball) But, there's trouble in paradise when the Rockets kidnap Mizuirochou and threaten to throw her into a volcano! (we see the Rockets leading a bound and gagged Mizuirochou up to a volcano) Thankfully, one of the local hula girls volunteers to help us find her! (we see a hula girl leading the gang up to the volcano) Can we save Mizuirochou? Stay tuned and see!

EmeraldSky
August 3rd, 2006, 06:39 AM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously..." appears onscreen)



Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies..."

(we see Kochou and the band in the recording studio)

Niji(voiceover): Just when you think our new album's set for release, those Rockets have to come spoil it! (we see the Rockets performing). As if recording over our music wasn't enough, then they have to make a dumb cover of an even dumber song they found online! (we see the Rockets laughing over something on a computer) It was enough to knock us off the charts for a day, and when Kari, our agent, told us what happened (we see Kari taking to the gang), we searched high and low until we found the tape! (we see Kochou triumphantly holding the tape) We erased what the Rockets put on there and put the last song of the album on it, completing it! (we see the gang performing again)

All that recording's hard work..I'm ready for a vacation in Hawaii, if you ask me!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 18: Aloha, Beautiflies!

(We see the shot of a boat on the sea, where the passengers are relaxing on the deck, watching the various Wingulls flying overhead. Inside, we look in on one particular cabin, where we see the gang getting comfortable for the journey ahead)

Anabel: It sure was nice of Kari to send us to Hawaii for two weeks! (she finishes organizing her bags and relaxes on a bed)

May: All expenses paid, too!

Niji: She felt that you guys needed a break after all the touring and recording you've been doing lately...so this vacation is her gift to you.

Brock: Tell her we said 'Thank you!' (steps behind a screen for a moment, then emerges in a flowery Hawaiian shirt and shorts.)

Ash: How bout you, Pikachu? You ready to impress the hula girls with your surfing?

Pikachu: Pika! (he hops on a bed and poses on it like a surfboard. May giggles in the background as Whitney attempts a hula dance)

Niji: I have an idea...

Everyone else: What?

Niji: Why don't you guys write a song about this vacation?

Crystal: Yeah! We can sing it for Kari when we get home!

May: Good idea! (she touches her ring, triggering a techno beat)

(We see May before a background of red Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Red Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright red light. A white belt appears on May, which she sticks the ball into. May is engulfed in a bright red light, leaving her in a red bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. May snaps twice, making a red vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of red light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some red high heels appear on her feet, an red outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair turns red, and an electric guitar appears in her hand.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches his ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Brock before a background of green Beautifly wings. He holds his ball high and calls "Take flight, Green Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright green, which he sticks the into the spot in his belt reserved for a buckle. Brock is engulfed in a bright green light, leaving a glowing green outline of his lower body, while his green shirt remains on his top half. Brock snaps twice, making a light green vest appear on him. After grooving to the background music a bit, some black pants with a dark green stripe appear on his lower half in a flash of green light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some golden shoes studded in emeralds appear on his feet, an darker green outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, his hair turns black, and a pair of drum sticks appear in his hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Crystal before a background of aqua Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Aqua Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright aqua light. A white belt appears on Crystal, which she sticks the ball into. Crystal is engulfed in a bright aqua light, leaving her in a aqua bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. Crystal snaps twice, making an aqua vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of aqua light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some silver sandals studded in sapphires appear on her feet, an aqua outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair is magically braided, and a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Whitney before a background of yellow Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Yellow Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright yellow light. A white belt appears on Whitney, which she sticks the ball into. Whitney is engulfed in a bright yellow light, leaving her in a yellow bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. Whitney snaps twice, making a yellow vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of yellow light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some small yellow boots appear on her feet, an yellow outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair turns yellow and puts itself up in a ponytail, and the entire outfit gains sparkles.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

(Anabel touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Anabel before a background of indigo Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Indigo Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright indigo light. A white belt appears on Anabel, which she sticks the ball into. Anabel is engulfed in a bright indigo light, leaving her in a indigo bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. Anabel snaps twice, making an indigo vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of indigo light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some indigo shoes appear on her feet, an indigo outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair lengthens, and a bass guitar appears in her hand.)

Aiirochou: Haeru wingu, Aiirochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(We rejoin the band with their instruments on one of the stages)

Kochou and others: V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!
In the summer sun! (music begins)

Kochou: Put away the books!
We're out of school! (we see the gang putting away textbooks and leaving a classroom)
The weather's warm, but we play it cool!
We're on vacation,
Having lots of fun!

Kochou and others: V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!
In the summer sun!

Kochou: We're gonna grab a bite at the pizza stand... (we see Kochou and the gang in line at a pizza stand)
Write love letters in the sand... (we see Kochou writing "KOCHOU+MISTY" in the sand as Misty watches)
We're on vacation,
And the world is ours!

Kochou and others: V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!
On the summer skies!

Kochou: Well, we'll hop in our jalopy to a drive in movie, (we see the gang pulling into a drive in theater aboard a Jeep)
And never look at the show! (we see Kochou and the gang doing various activities other than watching the movie)
We're gonna hug and kiss, (we see Kochou hugging Misty)
Just like this, (Misty kisses Kochou back)
And I can't wait to go!

We're gonna mash potato to a jukebox tune... (we see Kochou and the gang dancing to the music on a jukebox)
Park the car neath the August moon... (we see the gang in the Jeep from earlier looking out at the city lights underneath a full moon)
We're on vacation,
Till the start of the fall!

Kochou and others: V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!
We're gonna have a ball!

Kochou: Go! (a crowd cheers as Mizuirochou breaks off to solo; the music fades out as we see the ship arriving at a port, where some hula girls are waiting...Kochou is especially enamored by a brown haired hula girl dancing with a pair of Ludicolos)

Akaichou: She's beautiful... (toys with her lei)

Kochou: I know... (Finally, the girl oncludes her dance, prompting applause from an audience. She recalls the Ludicolos and approaches Kochou)

Girl: Aloha, Kochou...and welcome to our beautiful island paradise...my name is Floriea.

Kochou: The pleasure's all mine.

Floriea: Come with me, and I'll show you to your room. (the gang follows Floriea down a stretch of beach and into a hotel overlooking the port, the town, and some jungle, where a room marked "RESERVED" awaits. Everyone begins to unpack and get comfortable.)

Aiirochou: Wow...

Midorichou: Check out the view! (admires a volcano off in the distance)

Floriea: I'm glad you like it...

Ierochou: The volcano must protect the island, right?

Floriea: Yes...in ancient times, it was believed that it was the source of all life on the island...so when it woke, the native peoples would sacrifice one of pure heart inside the volcano so the fire god would be appeased. If the fire god was not appeased or the sacrifice was not acceptable, he would make the volcano erupt...

Mizuirochou: ::gulp::

Floriea: Thankfully, that practice fell by the wayside as time went on, but there are still some islanders today that believe in the legend of the volcano.

Kochou: Interesting...

Floriea: Could please introduce me to your entourage, Kochou?

Kochou: Okay...(he gestures to Akaichou) This is Akaichou on rhythm guitar and backup vocals...(Akaichou waves) Midorichou, on drums and backup vocals... (Midorichou waves)...Mizuirochou, on wind instruments and backup vocals...(Mizuirochou waves) Ierochou, on keyboards and backup vocals... (Ierochou waves), and Aiirochou, on bass and backup vocals. (Aiirochou waves as she relaxes on a bed). There's also our publicist, Misty; but I think she's still taking care of things up front...

Floriea: A pleasure to finally meet you in person after hearing you on the radio for a while...

Kochou: Oh?

Floriea: Yes, your song "Vacation" is a top hit here and the neighboring islands...

Kochou: Really...we were just practicing that on the way here! (everyone laughs as Floriea turns to go)

Floriea: I'll leave you guys to get comforable... (she disappears down the hall. Misty arrives a few minutes later; with Niji and Pikachu in tow.)

Kochou: Hi, Pikachu... (he invites Pikachu into the bed with him as he stretches out...)

Misty: Did you guys hear about the surfing contest tomorrow?

Akaichou: What about it? (Pikachu perks up at the mention of surfing)

Misty: Take a look... (she shows the poster to the gang)

Midorichou: Top prize is...10,000 credits???

Aiirochou: Hang ten, Beautiflies! (she poses on the bed like it was a surfboard)

Kochou: How bout it, Pikachu...wanna wow the islanders with your surfing skills tomorrow?

Pikachu; Pika!

Niji: Well, let's get some sleep so we'll be ready to hit the beach in the morning...(everyone yawns and climbs into bed.)

Kochou: Night, guys... (he turns his light off, making the screen turn black for a few seconds)

(the scene fades to show the sun shining down on the beach, where a crowd has gathered to watch the surfing contest. Suddenly, a electric guitar riff plays, and we see the band performing on the beach as they watch people surf.)

Kochou: If everybody had an ocean,
Across the USA...
Then everybody'd be surfing...
Like California...
You'd see'em wearing their baggies,
Hurachi sandals too,
A bushy bushy blond hairdo,
Surfin' USA!

You'll see'em surfing at Del Mar, (Inside, outside, USA!)
Ventura County line, (Inside, outside, USA!)
Santa Cruz and Tressels, (Inside, outside, USA!)
Australia's Narabine, (Inside, outside, USA!)
All over Manhattan, (Inside, outside, USA!)
And down Doheny way... (Inside, outside, USA!)

Other Beautiflies: Everybody's gone surfing!

Kochou: Surfin' USA!

We'll all be planning out a route,
We're gonna take real soon!
We're waxing down our surfboards, (we see Pikachu doing just that)
We can't wait for June!
We'll all be gone for the summer,
We're on safari to stay!
Tell the teacher we're surfing!
Surfin' USA!

At Haggerty's and Swami's, (Inside, outside, USA!)
Pacific Palisade, (Inside, outside, USA!)
San Onofre and Sunset, (Inside, outside, USA!)
Redondo Beach, LA, (Inside, outside, USA!)
All over La Jolla, (Inside, outside, USA!)
At Waiamea Bay... (Inside, outside, USA!)

Other Beautiflies: Everybody's gone surfing!

Kochou: Surfin' USA! (Ierochou breaks off to solo as we continue to see people surfing. Suddenly, Pikachu decides he wants in on the surfing, and darts towards the water as "Surfin' USA" fades out)

Aiirochou: Look! (the other beachgoers watch as a giant wave rises from the water, with Pikachu (seen as a tiny speck from their perspective) aboard it!)

Kochou: Wipeout!

(This spurs Midorichou to start the famed "Wipeout" riff, and the rest of the band joins in. We switch between scenes of the band playing the song and Pikachu surfing. When Pikachu comes in after riding the wave all the way in, Kochou sets his guitar aside and gives Pikachu a hug.)

Random girl: Your Pikachu's amazing, Kochou!

Random surfer: Cool Pikachu, dude! (some beachgoers crowd around Pikachu as the band starts another song)

(Elsewhere, on another part of the beach, we see that the Rockets have decided to vacation on the island as well. Kage, clad in a R-print Hawaiian shirt and shorts, relaxes in a beach chair. Yami, clad in a black bikini, lies on a beach towel, attempting to tan. Meowth, meanwhile, is romping around the beach, looking for seashells)

(we hear a Hawaiian guitar riff)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth(to the camera): Aloha!

(music picks up)

Kage: We're Rockets in Hawaii,
Singin' a Hawaiian song... (we see Kage strumming on a ukulele)

Yami: We're Rockets in Hawaii,
We wear a sarong
But it looks so wrong! (Yami models one of the aforementioned sarongs as Kage and Meowth laugh hysterically)

Meowth: We're Rockets in Hawaii,
Seein' da Hawaiian sights... (we see Meowth looking through binoculars at the volcano)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: We're Rockets in Hawaii!

Yami: We spend all our nights
Scratching insect bites... (we see the Rockets scratching roughly 50 red spots between them)

Kage: We've been to the beach and returned, (We see Kage surfing)
And, oh, did we get burned, (ouch!) (we see the Rockets slathering aloe vera on their red bodies)

Yami: We bask in the tropical breezes, (we see the gang relaxing on the beach again)
We got seven tropical diseases... ( (achoo! cough! Cough!) (we see Kage, Yami, and Meowth sneezing and coughing)

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: We're Rockets in Hawaii,
Sleepin' in Hawaiian huts, (we see three tiki huts on the beach)
We're Rockets in Hawaii,
Turning into Hawaiian nuts... (we see three pistachios with Kage's, Yami's, and Meowth's faces. Pistachio Meowth even has ears!)
We're Rockets in Hawaii,
We're Rockets in Hawaii,
We're Rockets, Rockets in Hawaii! (we see Kage, Yami, and Meowth before some tikis shaped like Rs for a few moments before we return to them on the beach)

Meowth: Ah, vacation...dis is da life...(he romps to Yami and snuggles in her lap)

Yami: Yeah...check out that volcano there...(points out the volcano in the distance)

Kage: It says here...(he points out a paragraph in his guidebook) that according to legend, the natives sacrificed a girl of pure heart every year to appease the volcano god and get him to grant them luck!

Meowth: One problem: where are we gonna find a goil to throw in the volcano?

Kage: Easy...we sacrifice one of the pretty girls of Beauty-boy's! (he gets up from his chair) I can see them camping on the beach over there! (he points out a ring of tents on the beach)

Yami: Rockets in Hawaii, huddle! (the Rockets huddle together)

(Elsewhere, Floriea tends to Kochou in his tent before he retires for the night)

Floriea: You know, Kochou...the Peraps on the island are said to know all that happens on the island, and if one appears to you, it usually has a message for you.

Kochou: Interesting...(he yawns)

Floriea: There now...let the island breeze help you sleep...you've got a concert in the morning. (She departs as Kochou does off)

(Several hours later, Niji is awakened by some squawking outside the tent)

Niji: What in the world? That sounds like squawking!

Kochou: I'll see what it is... (he opens his tent and a Perap flutters in)

Niji: A Perap?

Kochou: Floriea says that Peraps know everything that happens on the island, and if you see one, it has a message for you. (to the Perap) What brings you here this late?

Perap: Mizuirochou captured! (squawk) Rockets captured Mizuirochou! (squawk)

(Kochou and Niji gasp)

Niji: The Rockets kidnapped Mizuirochou? Where are they holding her?

Perap: Rockets taking Mizuirochou to volcano! (squawk) Want to burn her alive! (squawk) Will only let her live if they get money! (squawk) Kochou and other Beautiflies must save her! (squawk)

Kochou: Niji...get everyone and Floriea here...we have to save Mizuirochou! (Niji nods and flies away)

(We join Kochou, Floriea, and the gang on the beach.)

Midorichou: No way! Mizuirochou kidnapped!

Niji: Yes, and we don't have much time to spare, so we need to think of a plan quickly!

Akaichou: I have an idea...if Midorichou were to de-transform into Brock and sing his Paradaisu song...

Ierochou: As annoying as that song is, if it'll save Mizuirochou, I'd do it!

Midorichou: Fly away... (Midorichou glows green for a moment before we see Brock in his place)

Brock: So one performance of my special song to distract the Rockets, you say? (everyone huddles together to discuss the plan)

(We fade to a scene of Floriea leading the gang through the jungle foilage and up to the path leading to the volcano. Before long, they see the Rockets starting up the volcano with Mizuirochou. They're not making much progress because Mizuirochou is struggling and fighting them.

Kage: Come on, step lively!

Mizuirochou: I think you'll be the ones stepping lively! (stomps on Kage's foot, making him hop around in pain)

Yami: Are you going to cooperate or not? (struggles with Mizuirochou for a moment)

Kochou: Brock, now... (Brock, now in Paradaisu attire, quickly moves into position as the Rockets struggle to subdue Mizuirochou)

(Suddenly, a samba beat gets the Rockets attention...they turn to see Brock dancing on top of a rock.)

Brock: La la la, la-la-la, it is so wonderful! La-la-la la la la, letters of love and joy... (As Brock is performing, Mizuirochou undoes her bindings and flees back to the brush where Kochou and the others are hiding.)

Kochou: You okay?

Mizuirochou: Yeah...dragging me up the volcano hurt! (points out some marks on her hands)

Akaichou: Let's get back to camp... (Brock runs to rejoin the group as the Rockets continue to groove to "Paradaisu", unaware their captive has escaped.)

(Back at the beach, Floriea tends to Mizuirochou's wounds. Kochou and the others watch attentively.)

Kochou: Floriea...

Floriea: Hm?

Kochou: Thank you for helping us find Mizuirochou...

Floriea: My pleasure.

Kochou: As a reward...we want you to sing with us during our concert in the morning.

Floriea: Really? I've never sang with a band before...(continues working as we look out at the moon, which turns to a sunny day. We see that a crowd has gathered around a stage as Midorichou starts a relaxed beat. Floriea is at the main microphone, with Kochou by her side.)

Floriea: Started as boys and girls,
We spoke and then we knew, something very new!
Sodas to trpical juice, I knew it was true!
Tonight the perfect moon, will shine on!

Other Beautiflies: Summer love, ala!

Floriea: I can feel my heart beating!

Other Beautiflies: Summer love, ala!

Floriea: The temperature is a-risin!

Other Beautiflies: Summer love, alala!

Floriea: Tell me what we are feeling,

Other Beautiflies: Summer love, ala!

Floriea and others: I know I'm in love with you, boy!

Kochou: When I'm in the air, jump,
No need to fear jump,
Jump into this love,
No need to stop now!

Feel the carnival!
Join the festival!
Stomp and stomp your feet
To the rhythm, know!

Other Beautiflies: Summer love, ala!

Floriea: Can you feel my heart beating?

Other Beautiflies: Summer love, ala!

Floriea: Rhythm is high repeating!

Other Beautiflies: Summer love, alala!

Floriea: Tell me your love is reaching!

Other Beautiflies: Summer love, ala!

Floriea and others: I know I'm in love with you, boy! (applause)

(An instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears onscreen)

Kochou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see the Mirage Kingdom)

Kochou(voiceover): We return to the Mirage Kingdom for a gig, and Queen Sarah will name her successor to the throne! (we see Queen Sarah and Misty hugging Togetic) Only problem is, one of the other princesses is jealous, and Ierochou looks exactly like the queen's choice! No wonder everyone thinks she's the princess! (we see Ierochou as a princess) Can we find the real princess and solve this mystery? Stay tuned!

AN: Thanks, Sunflorazumarill; for letting me use Floriea!

EmeraldSky
August 17th, 2006, 06:19 PM
I apologize if the current episode is slow going, I've hit a roadblock on how to describe the locale for the next episode...I hope to have it up sometime in the next few days.

EmeraldSky
August 29th, 2006, 09:01 AM
Song list for episode 19:

Kochou and the Beautiflies songs:

"Here Comes Trouble"
"Birdie" (Misty version)
"When It's Only Me and the Music"
"Rock n' Roll Forever"
"Birdie" (Kochou reprise)

Rocket song:

"Queen of Rock n' Roll"

Beautifly/Rocket duet (new for this episode)

"Dance to the Music"

EmeraldSky
September 17th, 2006, 04:58 PM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously..." appears onscreen)



Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(We see a shot of the band playing on a beach)

Niji(voiceover): After all that hard work revcording our latest album, Kari, our agent, sent us on an all expenses paid vacation to Hawaii! (we see the band on the beach again, as well as Pikachu surfing) But before you could say "aloha", there was trouble in paradise. (we see a scene from the Rockets' song) The Rockets, taking advantage of some island folklore, kidnapped Mizuirochou and almost threw her inside the volcano! (we see Mizuirochou fighting the Rockets on the way up the volcano) Midorichou detransformed long enough to distract the Rockets and rescue Mizuirochou! (we see Brock singing "Takeshi no Paradaisu" on top of some hardened lava)

Today though, we're off to the Mirage Kingdom, and the rumor is Queen Sarah will name the heir to her throne this evening!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 19: The Princess and the Beautifly

(we see the gang climbing up a cliff face that overlooks a foggy chasm. Once at the top, they stare out at the miles of fog.)

Whitney: You SURE this is the right place, Ash?

Ash: Sure I'm sure...this is the place where the Mirage Kingdom is...

Anabel: Here? If we took one step, we'd fall to our demise in the fog!

Brock: It's called the Mirage Kingdom for a reason--at first glance, you don't believe it's there because it's covered by the fog.

Anabel: I see...

May: It's also where Togepis live!

Crystal: If I can get a Togepi as a souvienir... (she darts toward the cliff face)

Ash: CRYSTAL!!!!

(Amazingly enough, Crystal doesn't fall when she steps into the fog...she appears to be standing on solid ground!)

Crystal: Come on, it's safe!

(One by one, everyone steps into the fog....once everyone has joined Crystal, the fog clears away, revealing a whole series of villages, towns, and a magnificent looking castle, as well as the bridge the gang is standing on.)

Anabel: Wow...

Whitney: It's beautiful!

Misty: It's been five years since I was here...I find it hard to believe that Sarah is now the queen rather than a princess! (she starts off into the fog) Niji and I will wait for you in the square. (With that, Misty and Niji disappear into the town before everyone else)

May: Let's hurry and transform before go any further. (she touches her ring, triggering a techno beat)

(We see May before a background of red Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Red Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright red light. A white belt appears on May, which she sticks the ball into. May is engulfed in a bright red light, leaving her in a red bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. May snaps twice, making a red vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of red light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some red high heels appear on her feet, an red outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair turns red, and an electric guitar appears in her hand.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches his ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Brock before a background of green Beautifly wings. He holds his ball high and calls "Take flight, Green Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright green, which he sticks the into the spot in his belt reserved for a buckle. Brock is engulfed in a bright green light, leaving a glowing green outline of his lower body, while his green shirt remains on his top half. Brock snaps twice, making a light green vest appear on him. After grooving to the background music a bit, some black pants with a dark green stripe appear on his lower half in a flash of green light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some golden shoes studded in emeralds appear on his feet, an darker green outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, his hair turns black, and a pair of drum sticks appear in his hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Crystal before a background of aqua Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Aqua Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright aqua light. A white belt appears on Crystal, which she sticks the ball into. Crystal is engulfed in a bright aqua light, leaving her in a aqua bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. Crystal snaps twice, making an aqua vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of aqua light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some silver sandals studded in sapphires appear on her feet, an aqua outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair is magically braided, and a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Whitney before a background of yellow Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Yellow Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright yellow light. A white belt appears on Whitney, which she sticks the ball into. Whitney is engulfed in a bright yellow light, leaving her in a yellow bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. Whitney snaps twice, making a yellow vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of yellow light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some small yellow boots appear on her feet, an yellow outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair turns yellow and puts itself up in a ponytail, and the entire outfit gains sparkles.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

(Anabel touches her ring, triggering a techno beat.)

(We see Anabel before a background of indigo Beautifly wings. She holds her ball high and calls "Take flight, Indigo Wing!", which makes the ball glow with a bright indigo light. A white belt appears on Anabel, which she sticks the ball into. Anabel is engulfed in a bright indigo light, leaving her in a indigo bathing suit-like outfit with a black stripe at the top. Anabel snaps twice, making an indigo vest appear on her. After grooving to the background music a bit, a matching skirt appears in a flash of indigo light and Beautifly wings. Finally, some indigo shoes appear on her feet, an indigo outline of a Beautifly appears on the back of the vest, her hair lengthens, and a bass guitar appears in her hand.)

Aiirochou: Haeru wingu, Aiirochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(Kochou motions for everyone to follow him into the town, where he sees Misty sitting and wiping some tears on the edge of a fountain. Niji is nearby, trying to console her)

Kochou: Something wrong?

(Misty pauses to compose herself)

Misty: Just being here...reminds me of--(she chokes up again) Togetic...

Niji: She misses her Togetic... (conjures a hanky for Misty to dry her eyes with)

Midorichou: I don't blame her for crying, she raised the little guy ever since it hatched into a Togepi...

Kochou: Ash once told me that she argued with him over who would take care of him!

Misty(as music begins): I really, really, hope he'll be back again...he was one of my very best friends...

(the scene fades to show Misty and the band nearby the fountain, ready to play)

Misty: I, I, don't wanna say goodbye,
To my little friend, he's a birdie in the sky...
He, he, is my only friend,
I just wanna have him back again!

He is a bird, a small small one, with wings...
And he can fly so high!
He is my friend, my best best friend
And I...I love him oh so much!

I, I, don't wanna say goodbye,
To my little friend, he's a birdie in the sky...
He, he, is my only friend,
I just wanna have him back again!

(Misty holds her mike close and looks to the sky as Kochou breaks off to solo...her mood brightens when she sees a Togetic flying down into her arms)

Misty: Togetic, is it really you?
I can't believe my eyes!

Now, now I don't need to say goodbye,
Cause my little friend the bird, he has come in from the sky!
He, he, is my only friend,
I just wanna cry cause I'm so happy again!

And I, I wanna spread my wings and fly!
Fly into the sky, away, just you and I!
You, you, are my only friend,
I am just so happy that you're back here again!

Togetic: I missed you too, Misty...I never dreamed you'd come back!

Misty: Has the queen taken good care of you, and named you a good name?

Togetic: Yes, one of her first acts as queen was to give me a proper name, like all Togetics do when they evolve...

Misty: What name did she give you?

Togetic: Look on the pendant around my neck, Her Highness inscribed my name there...

(Misty examines the emerald around her Togetic's neck)

Misty: Sachi...the Mew word for happiness--it suits you well.

Sachi: Thanks, Misty...could you and your band mind coming with me to the castle? Her Majesty wishes to see you.

Misty: Of course! (she leads the band after Sachi, who flies off towards the castle)

(Elsewhere, inside the castle, Misty and the gang bow respectfully as a brown haired girl clad in a mint green gown is escorted to a golden throne. Once the girl is comfortable, three other girls, one with deep blue hair wearing a matching gown, the second with purple hair tied back in a pony tail and wearing a gown to match, and the third with yellow hair styled in a manner very similar to Ierochou, wearing a gown to match.)

Sachi: I present Misty of Cerulean, Your Highness.

Sarah: Welcome back, Misty...we never forget the good deed you did for us by saving us from the Rockets.

Misty: The pleasure's all mine.

Sarah: First, let me introduce you to my three children...Lina, the eldest... (the yellow haired girl waves), Karen, the middle sister... (the purple haired girl shyly eyes Kochou), and Noel, the youngest. (the dark blue haired girl smiles)

Sachi: According to tradition, tonight is the night when Queen Sarah will publicly name her successor for that time when she is too old to rule.

Sarah: Although that time still is far away, naming the heir now assures the people that our family line will continue even when I pass on...it is tradition to name the child that is most fit to rule, rather than the eldest child.

Misty: I see...if it pleases Your Majesty, may I introduce the band I have brought here for the festivities?

Sarah: Of course you may.

Misty: I give you the hottest rock band that's taking the world by storm...Kochou and the Beautiflies!

(cheers as spotlights appear on Kochou and the band, who are ready to play. Lina and Karen applaud, but Noel isn't amused by the fact a rock band is present in the palace. She starts to say something, but Sarah motions for her to be quiet)

Misty: I'll just go around and introduce everyone...Akaichou, on rhythm guitar... (Akaichou smiles as a spotlight appears on her) Midorichou, on drums... (applause as Midorichou appears in a spotlight) Mizuirochou, on wind instruments... (Mizuirochou waves, then sets her harmonica aside and reaches for a microphone) Ierochou, on keyboards... (more applause as Ierochou waves to the crowd. Noel is surprised that Ierochou bears a striking resemblance to Lina) Aiirochou, on bass guitar... (applause as Aiirochou smiles and readies her instrument.) and finally, the silver haired heartthrob with a voice of gold...Kochou! (wild applause as Kochou takes his place onstage)

(the drums and keyboards begin a slow beat as three ornately dressed dancers appear by the stage. Kochou sings as they dance to the music)

Kochou: When I take the floor,
As I've often done before,
I feel a change come over me...
I get such a thrill,
It feels like time is standing still...
And starlight is the only thing I see!

When it's only me and the music,
I leave the world behind! (Only me and the music)
When it's only me and the music,
I am free!
I am poetry in motion!
When it's only me and the music...

(Sarah, Lina, and Karen nod their heads in approval to the music and dancing, while Noel just continues to sulk)

Kochou: My heart starts to race,
I go soaring into space!
And music is the only thing I hear!

When it's only me and the music,
I leave the world behind! (Only me and the music)
When it's only me and the music,
I am free!
I am poetry in motion!
When it's only me (only me) and the music...

(applause as Kochou, the band, and the dancers bow)

Sarah: Bravo!

Lina: Well played!

Karen: Misty sure wasn't joking when she said Kochou had a voice of gold, right, Noel? (Noel just excuses herself from the room) What's the matter with Noel, Mom? She hasn't said a thing since Misty arrived.

Sarah: If she feels offended by Kochou being here, let her go...but I have a feeling she has other motives for her silence...

(Suddenly, a crash is heard, startling the crowd. as spotlights appear on Kage and Yami)

Sarah: Rockets! (the guards start towards the second stage, but stop when they see Kage settle before a drum set.)

Yami: To protect the music from devastation...

Kage: And sing our own song throughout our nation...

Yami: To sing of the evils of truth and love...

Kage: Our song will rise to the stars above...

Yami: Yami!

Kage: Kage!

Yami: Team Rocket! Rock on at the speed of light! (an R in a music note appears behind the stage for a few seconds)

Kage: Start singing your last number, or prepare to fight...

Meowth: Meowth! Dat's right!

Lina(to Sarah): Should I tell the guards to arrest the Rockets, Mom?

Sarah: Not yet...although they were clearly not invited, they may have a peaceful motive...

Meowth: Sing it, Yami!

(electric guitar chord)

Kage, Yami and Meowth: Ha, ha, ha, he, he, he, he
(Rockets!)

(music picks up)

Yami: Baby, can't you see?
You are lookin' at royalty!
I possess the crown,
Cause I'm the best thing goin' round!

I am the queen of rock ‘n roll,
I got the rhythm in my soul!
I am the queen of rock ‘n roll!

Every song I sing,
Becomes the latest thing!
I sit on the throne,
Cause I'm the best thing the world has known!

(Sarah, Lina, Karen, the Beautiflies, and the crowd watch, agape, as Meowh breaks off to solo. Yami decides to dance along with the guitar and drums)

Misty: We'll see who's the queen of rock n' roll in a minute!

Kochou: Make that the king!

Yami: I am the queen of rock ‘n roll,
I got the rhythm in my soul!
I am the queen of rock ‘n roll!

I am the queen of rock ‘n roll,
I got the rhythm in my soul!
I am the queen of rock ‘n roll!
The queen! Ow!

(Nincadas chirp when the Rockets finish)

Meowth: Boy, some audience...

Kochou: I bet you guys can't even keep a beat! (Midorichou plays a steady rock beat to illustrate Kochou's point. The audience claps along to Midorichou's beat)

(Kage counters with a beat of his own, but Midorichou counters Kage with a varation of his original beat. Kage makes a variation of his original beat as well, but Midorichou makes a second variation on his original beat.)

(Flustered by this, Kage plays a drum solo of his own. Midorichou counters Kage's solo with a quickened version of his original beat, before he segues into a slower pop beat.)

(Kage provides his own beat on top of Midorichou, but Midorichou is clearly showing more skill than Kage. The crowd roars as the two drummers duel each other, with Kage even resorting to synth drums at one point!)

(Finally, once all the noise calms down, Kochou motions to Misty...)

Kochou: So who won the round of "dueling drums"?

Misty: This match's winner is... (the crowd murmurs, anxious to find out who won the "duel".) MIDORICHOU!!! (the crowd roars as Midorichou returns to his original beat to finish.)

Karen: Wow!

Lina: Both bands have very good drummers, but Midorichou has more skill...

Sarah: An excellent display of drumming, both of you! (the crowd roars again)

Midorichou(to Kage): No hard feelings, okay?

Kage(awed): Show me how to play like that, O Green Beautifly of Drumming!

Midorichou: Easy...lots and lots and LOTS of practice! (Kage facefaults)

(That night, as Kage, Yami, and Meowth explore the palace...)

Meowth: Midorichou's right, Kage...to get good at sometin', you practice! (suddenly, he sees the shadow of someone approaching) Dah! Quick, back here! (he drags Kage and Yami behind a column)

Yami: Sh! (she listens as Noel and her attendants pass by the column)

Noel: ...I know Mom sees the potential in Lina, but I think I can rule just as good as she can!

Attendant: I know that too, milady, but your mother feels Lina is the best choice for a successor...

Noel: But Mom also says that if Lina can't appear at the ceremony in a few hours, then she'll choose me over her! Which is why I'm gonna keep Lina occupied for a few hours so I can be chosen! I also know that she's probably sleeping with that Beautifly group...

Attendant: Kidnapping your own sister? Nonsense!... (at this point, the conversation becomes inaudible to Yami)

Yami: You hear that, guys?

Kage: What?

Yami: Noel is jealous of her elder sister, Lina, being chosen as Queen Sarah's successor...

Meowth: I figured out dat part, but what does Beauty-boy have to to do with da princess Lina?

Yami: Ierochou looks very similar to Lina...which means that Noel's bound to kidnap Ierochou instead of Lina!

Kage: You're right...but how can we get the Beautiflies to trust us after all we've done to them?

Yami: Evidence! (holds a tape recorder before Kage and Meowth, which plays back the conversation between Noel and the attendant)

Kage: Come on! (he leads Yami and Meowth down the hall to the room where Kochou and the band are snoozing and flicks on the light)

Niji: What do you want, Rockets?

Akaichou: This had better not be a trap!

Kage: No, it's not a trap! Please...hear us out!

Kochou: Why?

Yami: Ierochou could be in trouble! (plays the conversation for the Beautiflies)

Meowth: We know dat Lina's room is on da other end of da hall, and Noel was heading dis way when we recorded her convoisation! (Meowth is interuppted when the door opens with a slam, revealing Noel)

Mizuirochou: What in the...

Noel: Come with me, Lina! (grabs Ierochou by the arm and starts dragging her to the door)

Ierochou: Let me go! You have the--

Noel: Silence! (struggles with Ierochou)

Kage: Meowth! We need a distraction!

Meowth: Hi-yah! (leaps onto Noel, which makes her release Ierochou's arm. Ierochou runs by Kochou's side as Kage leads everyone outside and into a closet, slamming the door behind him as music begins.)

Kochou: Don't look now, here comes trouble, (Trouble)
Here comes trouble headin' my way... (Trouble)
Once again, here comes trouble, (Trouble)
Turnin' my blue skies to gray! (Kochou and the others hurry down the hall, right as Noel and her attendants spot them!)

Kochou and others: I feel trouble, trouble, trouble...
I feel trouble, trouble, trouble,

Kochou: Comin' my way!
I feel good, but here comes trouble, (Trouble)
Here comes trouble, draggin' me down... (Trouble)
With a jump here comes trouble, (Trouble)
Turnin' my smile to a frown!

Kochou and others: I feel trouble, trouble, trouble...
I feel trouble, trouble, trouble,
Comin' my way!
I feel trouble, trouble, trouble...
I feel trouble, trouble, trouble,

Kochou: Comin' my way-ee-yay-ee-yay!!! (I feel trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, I feel trouble)

(Kochou and the others burst into Lina's and Karen's room, exhausted.)

Karen: What's the matter?

Lina: What on earth?

Kochou: I came to warn Lina!

Lina: Huh?

Kochou: Your younger sister Noel...she'll stop at nothing to get you out of the way so SHE can become successor, not you!

Karen: Noel's always been a brat, but I'd never dreamed she'd stoop that low!

Sarah: She has... (just as Noel and her attendants arrive, they find the queen and a few guards waiting for them.) and as punishment, she is banished to the dungeon. (Noel hangs her heads as the guads lead her out.) As for you, Lina, it's time for the ceremony... (Lina follows Sarah and the others out)

(We cut to a scene of the square, where all of the Mirage Kingdom has turned out to watch the naming ceremony. The crowd hushes as Lina, Sarah, and Karen approach a platform on the center of the square. Kochou and the Rockets wait nearby, on a stage)

Sarah: People of the Mirage! Tonight's ceremony was almost marred by treachery! (the crowd murmurs, interested) However, tragedy was averted, thanks to the unlikely alliance of Beautifly and Rocket! (the crowd cheers. Sachi and Niji bring a purple pillow with a jewel studded silver tiara on it to Sarah) It is now my privilige to present to you the crown princess...Lina! (the crowd roars as Sarah places the tiara on Lina's head)

Lina: Thank you...it is indeed an honor to be chosen as Mom's sucessor, and I promise to continue all the good things she has done for this land when my time comes to rule. (the crowd roars again) But as my first official act as crown princess, I'd like the so-called unlikely alliance that rescued us...to play a song together!

Yami: What?

Kochou: Really?

Lina: You deserve to, considering you rescued me!

Kochou: Okay...(snaps to count Midorichou off)

(music begins)

Meowth: Come on! Dance to da music!

Yami: Get on up, and dance to the music!

(The Beautiflies and the Rockets scat for a moment....)

All Beautiflies: Dance to the music! Dance to the music! Dance to the music! Dance to the music!

Kochou: All we need is a drummer...

Kage: For people who only need a beat, yeah!

(a spotlight comes up on Midorichou. Yami is nearby, shaking a tambourine to Midorichou's beat)

Meowth: I'm gonna add a little guitar, and make it easy to move your feet!

(With that, Kochou solos a little as a spotlight appears on him)

Yami: I'm gonna add some bottom,

Mizuirochou: So that the dancers just won't hide!

(the crowd begins to dance as Aiirochou joins in the song)

Akaichou: You might like to hear my organ,

Yami: I said "ride, Sally, ride!", now...

(a spotlight appears on Ierochou as she joins the song)

Meowth: If I could hear, da horns blow...set the air all aglow, yeah!

(Mizuirochou joins in on saxophone to complete the band)

Kage: Set the air jammin' with a message that's sayin'...

Yami: All is well!

Kochou: Yeah! (the band continues playing as the crowd dances)

Meowth: Listen to da voices!

(everyone scats some more)

Beautiflies and Rockets: Dance to the music! Dance to the music! Dance to the music! Dance to the music!.... (the Beautiflies and Rockets keep singing this as the crowd continues dancing)

(An instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears onscreen)

Misty(voiceover) Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see a ship in a storm)

Misty(voiceover): While we're on our way to our next destination, a storm rolls in, leaving Kochou and Yami stranded on an island! (we see Kochou and Yami on the island) Fourtunately, I told the captain to go back and get them before we go on. (we see the ship sailing in sunny weather) But I'm worried that Kochou and Yami might not make it off from the way they fight! (we see Kochou and Yami arguing) Can they put up with each other long enough for us to find them? Stay tuned!

EmeraldSky
September 24th, 2006, 03:58 PM
A preview:

(We open on the scene of a ship sailing on the water. Kochou speaks as Ash leads the others onto the main deck, where some Wingulls are circling overhead)

Kochou(voiceover): Our next leg of our tour led us to Petalburg City in Houen...May was happy to be seeing some of her family again, and I was just glad to be playing again without the Rockets in the way...but little did I know, I was about to be stuck with one of them for most of the day...

May: I hope Max enjoys our songs!

Niji: According to this letter from him... (she opens an envelope addressed to May) "I'm so looking foward to seeing Akaichou in peson! She looks so much like you, I keep thinking it's you strummming on the cool looking guitar rather than her...."

May(under her breath): Unbeknowst to him, I AM Akaichou! (giggles)

Brock: Speaking of playing, didn't the captain want the band to play tonight?

Niji: Yes, he did, and we will if Anabel gets better.. (we see Anabel hunched over the edge, seasick)

EmeraldSky
October 14th, 2006, 09:22 AM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously..." appears onscreen)


Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(We see Misty and the band meeting with Queen Sarah)

Niji(voiceover): Our tour took us to the Mirage Kingdom, where Misty was reunited with her Togetic, Sachi. (we see Misty and Sachi hugging) Sachi led us to meet with the queen, Sarah, and Kochou and Midorichou both put on a very beautiful performance for Her Majesty. (We see scenes of the dancers from Kochou's song and the "dueling drums" scene) However, the youngest princess was jealous that her elder sister had been chosen for the throne, and the Rockets happened to overhear her plot! (we see the Rockets eavesdropping on Noel) On top of that, she mistook Ierochou for her sister, even! (we see Noel grappling with Ierochou) Together with the Rockets, we foiled the plot, and the eldest princess was named crown princess without further incident. (we see Lina being crowned)

Today we sail for Houen, but I sense stormy weather ahead!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)


Episode 20: Outwitted, Outplayed, and Outlasted!

(We open on the scene of a ship sailing on the water. Kochou speaks as Ash leads the others onto the main deck, where some Wingulls are circling overhead)

Kochou(voiceover): Our next leg of our tour led us to Petalburg City in Houen...May was happy to be seeing some of her family again, and I was just glad to be playing again without the Rockets in the way...but little did I know, I was about to be stuck with one of them for most of the day...

May: I hope Max enjoys our songs!

Niji: According to this letter from him... (she opens an envelope addressed to May) "I'm so looking foward to seeing Akaichou in person! She looks so much like you, I keep thinking it's you strumming on the cool looking guitar rather than her...."

May(under her breath): Unbeknowst to him, I AM Akaichou! (giggles)

Brock: Speaking of playing, didn't the captain want the band to play tonight?

Niji: Yes, he did, and we will if Anabel gets better.. (we see Anabel hunched over the edge, seasick)

(Meanwhile, the Rockets are over on another part of the ship, watching the waves, Meowth is swatting at the Wingulls, in hopes of catching one)

Kage: It sure was nice of the boss to give us a ticket to Petalburg...maybe we can hit the charts in Houen!

Yami: Come to think of it, he was interested in finding out who Kochou is himself after we told him of all we've done so far...

Meowth: True, dere's been setbacks, but I didn't know da boss even liked Kochou!

Yami: Yeah, how do you know he likes Silverhead?

Meowth: Just tink of da boss as a fan of Beauty-boy...

(the scene fades to show Giovanni listening to some music on some headphones...the tune being "Rock n' Roll Forever." Persian is grooving to the music as well)

Meowth(voiceover): He probably has loads of magazines with Beauty-boy's picture on them. (we see Giovanni reading one of the aforementioned magazines) He reads one of 'em at least once a day, so he can loin what makes Beauty-boy tick. (Giovanni raises an eyebrow at one article, then turns the page). Den, he puts on one of Beauty-boy's CDs so he can loin all da woids to every song. (we see Giovanni with headphones on again) And to top it off, he goes out to da karaoke place every weekend and tries to sing Beauty-boy's songs himself! (we see a scene of Giovanni wearing a Kochou wig and singing a very flat and off key version of "There's a Melody Playin'" as the words scroll by on a screen. Persian shakes her head in embarrassment as the dream fades out to the Rockets on the ship again)

Kage: Course, we're not allowed in the boss' private chamber, so I wouldn't know if any of that's true...

(Yami pictures two chibi versions of Kage and herself tiptoeing into Giovanni's chamber, only to be chased out by Chibi Giovanni)

Yami: Yeah, the boss is not something worth seeing if he's steamed...

(Back with our heroes, Misty is administering seasickness medicine to Anabel, until Niji flies out on the deck.)

Misty: Hm?

Anabel: What's the...(swallows the medicine) matter, Niji?

Niji: It's almost time for the show, that's what!

Misty: Oh my! (she franticaly puts the medicine away and dashes inside) Go on and get ready, I'll be prepping the stage for you!

Crystal: You heard Misty, let's go! (she leads the gang inside and back into their cabin, where Niji is waiting)

Niji: I'm going to power down your transformations here... (she loops over everyone, making the Beautifly balls disappear and making the rings return to how they were before) This way, you guys can be ready quicker!

May: Got it! (she touches the ruby in her ring and claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches the emerald in his ring and claps twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making gloves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches the topaz in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

(Anabel touches the amethyst in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt gain purple sparkles. Touching the ring on her legs makes her capris lengthen into purple pants with matching shoes. Clapping over her head forms a purple vest with blue trim, which Anabel slips into; Anabel next claps twice again, lengthening her hair to shoulder length and forming a bass guitar in her hands.)

Aiirochou: Haeru wingu, Aiirochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

Niji: Are we all ready?

Midorichou: Let's rock this boat! (he leads the others out, down a hallway, and into the stage door foyer, where Misty is waiting.)

Misty: Bout time, guys! The captain's introducing you guys right now! (a crowd cheering is heard off in the distance)

Kochou: Don't worry, we've got the perfect song for the occasion! (he motions for everyone to follow him onstage, where they get comfortable at their instruments. Once everyone is tuned and ready to play, Kochou eases an acoustic guitar around him and snaps a few times to count Midorichou off)

(music begins)

Kochou: Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga!
I know you can't control yourself any longer!
Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga!
I know you can't control yourself any longer!

(Midorichou and Ierochou lead the band into a Latin beat, which spurs a real conga line to start forming in the audience)

Kochou: Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga!
I know you can't control yourself any longer!
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger!
Don't you fight it till you try to do the conga beat!

(we watch various shots of the conga line winding its way through the party hall as Midorichou solos for a moment. People young and old alike are joining the line, which snakes by the stage and the tables full of food. One of the very few people not dancing are the Rockets.)

(As the rest of the band joins in the song again, Yami sighs as she watches the line of people and Pokemon congaing past her)

Kochou: Everybody gather round, now
Can't your body feel the heat?
Don't you worry if you can't dance,
Let the music move your feet!

It's the rhythm of the island,
And that sugar cane so sweet!
If you want to do the conga,
You've got to listen to the beat!

(Midorichou breaks of to solo again as Kage, Yami, and Meowth continue to resist the urge to join the conga line)

Kochou: Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga!
I know you can't control yourself any longer!
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger!
Don't you fight it till you try to do the conga beat!

(We look and notice Kage's and Yami's feet tapping, but Meowth has already joined the line, having grabbed onto an Azumarill. Kochou breaks off to solo as we watch the line make another lap around the room, with more people and Pokemon joining it at every twist and turn. Kochou smiles as he breaks off to solo, noting the length of the conga line as he sings again.)

Kochou: Feel the fire of desire as you dance the night away!
Cause tonight we're gonna party till we see the break of day!
Better get yourself together and hold onto what you've got! (at this point, Yami is resisting the urge to dance)
Once the music hits your system, there's no way you're gonna stop!

(As Ierochou leads the next round of solos, Yami leaps up from her chair and drags Kage into the conga line)

Kage: Hey, Yami! (struggles to keep up with the dance and people joining him)

Yami: You heard Beauty-boy, now quit complaining and conga!

Meowth: Yeah, Kage, doin' da conga's fun!

Kochou: Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga!
I know you can't control yourself any longer!
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger!
Don't you fight it till you try to do the conga beat!

Meowth: Conga! Conga! Everybody conga!

Yami: Yee-ha! Isn't this fun?

Kochou: Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga!
I know you can't control yourself any longer!
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger!
Don't you fight it till you try to do the conga,

Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga!
I know you can't control yourself any longer!
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger!
Don't you fight it till you try to do the conga beat!

(Yami laughs with delight as she congas, while Kage just groans in pain)

Kochou: Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga! (the crowd roars as the band bows)

(Later, Yami sits under an umbrella and broods as the ship braves a raging storm. After a few minutes, Kage and Meowth find Yami out on the deck.)

Kage: Yami? What are you doing out here in this storm?

Yami: I wanted to get away from the party inside for some peace and quiet, which I had until this storm rolled in!

Meowth: Well, come on inside before you toin into a Yamisicle! (motions for Yami to follow, but before she can follow, a monstrous wave comes over the side of the ship, leaving Yami hanging onto the edge.)

Yami: Kage, help me! (struggles to hang on amid the wind and rain, but the rain on the rail is making her grip unstable.)

(Kage runs over to where Yami is hanging on for dear life and grabs her free hand.)

Kage: There, I've got you, now don't let go!

Yami: I'm...trying... (struggles to hang on, but the wind is growing stronger. Kochou and the others arrive just as a wind gust causes Kage to let go of Yami, sending her tumbling into the water)

Akaichou: Oh no!

Misty: Yami's going to freeze if we don't hurry! (rushes back inside.)

(Seeing Yami treading water gives Kochou an idea...after donning a rain suit and matching shoes, he makes a flying leap over the rail into the raging water, where Yami is struggling to stay afloat while drifting away from the ship. Midorichou sighs as Kochou paddles out to rescue Yami.)

Midorichou: While that was a brave deed of Kochou's, how are we going to find them once all this blows over?

(the stormy skies fade into a sunny day as Kochou and Yami come ashore on an island)

Kochou: There now...we made it. (sets the sopping wet Yami on the sand.)

Yami: We made it, all right..made it out to the middle of nowhere!

Kochou: Hey, I saved you, you should at least be glad we're alive!

Yami: Yeah, but what if we're left on this island to rot, forever? (we see Yami's thought: skeletons of herself and Kochou on the beach)

Kochou: We're not going to rot, okay? We'll make a signal fire, get some food, make some temporary housing...

Yami: But where are we going to get all of that? (gestures to the beach, where there's no sign of wood or trees. Kochou is getting annoyed by Yami's contant worrying)

Kochou: If you'll stop worrying, maybe we'll find some! (motions for Yami to follow him as music begins)

Yami: It takes a lot, (it takes a lot)
To survive, (to survive)
In this world! (we see Yami cutting through some vines)

(It takes a lot to survive in this world)

It takes a lot, (it takes a lot)
To survive, (to survive)
In this world!

It's a jungle out there,
So you had better beware!

It takes a lot, (it takes a lot)
To survive, (to survive)
In this world!
It takes a lot, (it takes a lot)
To survive! (to survive)

(dance break-we see various scenes of Kochou and Yami gathering wood and Berries, making some makeshift housing, and building a fire)

(It takes a lot to survive through the night!)

Yami: It takes a lot, (it takes a lot)
To survive, (to survive)
Through the night!

Don't go turnin' your back,
No tellin what may attack! (we see a chibi Kochou being surprised by a Scyther)

It takes a lot, (it takes a lot)
To survive, (to survive)
Through the night!

Life can be so hard!
Boy, you'd better be on your guard! Ooh!

It takes a lot, (it takes a lot)
To survive, (to survive)
In this world!

(It takes a lot to survive in this world)

It takes a lot, (it takes a lot)
To survive (to survive)
Through the night!

(It takes a lot to survive through the night!)

It takes a lot, (it takes a lot)
To survive, (to survive)
In this life!
(It takes a lot to survive in this life!)
I will survive!

Yami: That is, if we don't die before we're rescued... (slumps to the ground again. Kochou just shakes his head.)

(Meanwhile, back on the ship, Misty and the other Beautiflies look out across the sea for any sign of Kochou or Yami. Kage joins them on the deck a few minutes later.)

Kage: Anything?

Misty: Nope...tell me again what caused Yami to fall overboard.

Kage: Well, she retreated on the deck to have some peace and quiet from the party... (we see Yami leaving the party hall, despite Kage's and Meowth's pleas) She was resting on the deck when the storm rolled in, and Meowth and I found her a few minutes later. (we see Kage telling Yami to come inside again). Then, a big wave sent her flying, and she gripped the rail. I ran and hung onto her, but the wind was too strong. (we see Kage letting go of Yami in slow motion, followed by Kochou leaping in the water) I'm thankful that Beauty-boy rescued her...

Akaichou: According to the captain, they went drifting towards Wartortle Island; towards the west...

Kage: Oh?

Mizuirochou: Maybe we could ask the captain to alter course and look for them there...

Ierochou: It's worth a shot! Let's go ask him! (she leads everyone inside)
(Meanwhile, on the island, Yami is sleeping in a cave until some singing jolts her awake)

Yami: Why would Beauty-boy be singing at this hour of the night? (throws off her makeshift fur blanket and follows the sound as music begins. She finds Kochou on the beach, watching the waves and singing a song to himself.)

Kochou: When, I feel blue,
I think of you,
Cause you're true!
Wherever you are,
Near or far,
You still are,
My shining star... (we see an image of Misty in the stars)

Sometimes it's mad,
Things get bad,
And I'm sad,
Wherever you are,
There is light,
By my side,
I feel all right...

La, la la la,
La la la,
La la la,
La la la la la,
La la la,
La la la,
La la la...

La, la la la,
La la la,
La la la,
La la la la la,
La la la,
La la la,
La la la...

La, la la la...

(Wherever you are...)

Kochou: La la la... (he stetches as the song ends, until he spots Yami) Yami? What are you doing up?

Yami: Well..I heard your song and wondered what it is you were singing about...

Kochou: It's a hopeful song I made up just now...that Misty's out there, searching for me...wherever she is.

Yami: Can't help you there...

Kochou: I know that, but I say she's out there, looking, somewhere!

Yami: What about Kage? And Meowth?

Kochou: I'm sure they're looking for you, too...

Yami: And you know this because?

Kochou: Ever heard of faith? Believing in something despite evidence?

Yami: Yeah...

Kochou: That's what's keeping me going...it may not look it right now, but I know our friends are out there, looking for us.

Yami: But how do you know they're there? (Kochou sighs, frustrated that Yami is not understanding the concept of faith)

(Kochou walks off to another part of the beach, where the other Beautiflies, in spirit form, join him with their instruments as music begins)

Other Beautiflies: Ooh...

Kochou: Doo doo doo doo...

Here we are, riding high...
We've come so far, we can touch the sky!

So why can't we live together?
Can't we be friends?
Why must we fight our brothers till the very end?

We really got a problem,
We don't know how to fix yet...
There ain't a special reason,
We just can't do it!

Talk to me, scream and shout!
Trust in me, we can work it out! (at this, Yami approaches the spectacle, both amazed and comforted)

We all know the world keeps turnin',
One day at a time!
Easier lessons for living we just couldn't find?

We really got a problem,
We don't know how to fix yet...
There ain't a special reason,
We just can't do it!

So why can't we live together?
Can't we be friends?
Why must we fight our brothers till the very end?

Oh yeah!

(Yami is now sitting on the sand, listening to Kochou and the spirits of the Beautiflies perform)

Kochou: Won't you trust in me?

Yami(thinking): Kochou's been right all along...maybe I should listen to him if I wanna get off this island alive...

Kochou: I know we can make it, yeah!

Yami(thinking): Maybe Kochou's right about this whole faith thing...if I believe Kage and Meowth are out there looking for us, they'll come! (Yami smiles as she continues to listen)

Kochou: I close my eyes and look inside,
A picture of how it should be...
And I wonder if you can see what I see,
Do you ever choose to live the way you do-oo-hoooo...

(We see Yami moving her head to the beat as Mizuirochou breaks off to solo on saxophone.)

Kochou: We really got a problem,
We don't know how to fix yet...
There ain't a special reason,
We just can't do it!

We really got a problem,
We don't know how to fix yet...
I know we got the pieces,
But they just don't fit!

We really got a problem,
We don't know how to fix yet...
There ain't a special reason,
We just can't do it... (the spirits of the Beautiflies fade away, making the music fade out. Yami sits down next to Kochou.)

Yami: Look...Beauty-boy...after hearing that song, I think I get what you mean when you talk about faith...

Kochou: Hmm?

Yami: Up until you explained it to me a few minutes ago...I'd never heard of such a thing before...

Kochou: Oh?

Yami: Y'see, my childhood wasn't as happy as yours probably was...

(flashback-we see Yami as a child sitting in a bedroom, crying.)

Yami(voiceover): My father passed on before I was born, and I didn't see my mom very much either. (in the flashback, a short haired woman appears, sits down, and holds Child Yami close) Our family was already very poor, and Dad dying didn't help very much. (we see Child Yami helping the woman in a store)

While most kids my age had a mother and father to look up to, the times I did see my mom were so few and far between... (we see Child Yami looking enviously on a mother and child) I was desprate for someone to love me. (Child Yami screams in frustration) That's when Giovanni came and adopted me as a Rocket...he showed me what love really felt like. (we see Child Yami getting an R-shaped pin, while a crowd of Rockets applaud) Before long, I met Kage... (we see Child Kage and Child Yami playing) and we became fast friends. (Child Kage and Child Yami hug) When we both came of age, we became partners and began training to become full fledged Rockets. (we see Adult Kage and Adult Yami holding hands as the flackback fades)

Now that you've come along, I've been rethinking some of what Giovanni once told me all those years ago...did my mom really not care for me? Did I not see her because she didn't like me?

Kochou: Of course not...sometimes parents have to make great sacrifices for their children, like your mom did...that's part of true love. (music begins again)

Yami: Really?

Kochou: Yeah...

Love's not easy... (Love's not easy)
Love's not easy... (Love's not easy)
But we've gotta keep on trying,
Gotta keep hangin' on!

Love's not easy... (Love's not easy)
Love's not easy... (Love's not easy)
But we can't give up fighting,
Though hope seems gone...

As long as there's a chance,
We've got to do our best!
And babe, if we have faith,
I know we'll pass the test!

Love's not easy... (Love's not easy)
Love's not easy... (Love's not easy)
But I'll never stop lovin' you,
With all my heart...

Love's not easy... (Love's not easy)
Love's not easy... (Love's not easy)
Love's not easy... (Love's not easy)
Love...

(Yami brushes away a tear)

Yami: You know, Kochou...if Mom's still out there, I want to do the one thing I never did for her when I was little...

Kochou: Which is?

Yami: Saying "I love you"... (Yami suddenly hears a boat whistle off in the distance) Huh?

Kochou: Look! (he points off in the distance, where we see the ship approaching!)

Yami: We're saved! (she and Kochou climb aboard a lifeboat, which takes them to the ship. Once aboard, everyone celebrates: the Beautiflies crowd around Kochou, and Kage joyfully hugs Yami. Kochou speaks as Misty hugs him)

Kochou(voiceover): So after hours of being stranded on an island, and nearly killing each other in the process; I think I finally got through Yami's happy-go-lucky exterior and found her true self: a little girl wanting to be loved. (we see Kage and Yami hugging again.) But only time would tell whether or not she would remember my lessons of faith and true love; and make good on her promise to find her mother. Until then, I could always hope... (Kochou watches the waves as the ship sails off.)

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears onscreen)

Akaichou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(We see Norman and Caroline swing dancing)

Akaichou(voiceover): We make it to Petalburg in time to see my family again, but Max accidentally sees me transform! (we see Max looking shocked as May transforms into Akaichou) But it's also a bit of deja vu when we learn one of the region's first recording studios is going to be torn down, and we're chosen to headline the concert to save it! (we see Kochou singing as a crowd dances) Can we save a piece of history? Stay tuned!

EmeraldSky
October 27th, 2006, 04:47 PM
The song list for Episode 21:

Beautifly songs:

"Rock Around the Clock"
"Bop"
"Rock n' Roll Forever"

Rocket songs:

"Take a Hike"
"Queen of Rock n' Roll"

Beautifly/Rocket duet:

"King/Queen of Rock n' Roll" (this song is different from the Rocket song "Queen of Rock n' Roll")

EmeraldSky
October 28th, 2006, 07:43 AM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously..." appears onscreen)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(We see Kochou diving into some stormy waves)

Niji(voiceover): While on the way to our next tour stop, we got caught up in a raging storm! (we see the ship braving the storm) All the waves sent Yami overboard, but Kochou braved the waves to rescue her! (we see Yami falling into the raging sea, followed by Kochou swimming out to her) Both of them washed up on Wartortle Island, where they almost killed each other fighting! (we see Kochou and Yami arguing) Fortunately, Misty convinced the captain to go back and find them, and we found them alive and well! (we see Kochou and Yami hugging their peers)

Today we've come to Petalburg City, where a piece of history is in danger!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

Episode 21: Blast from the Past!

(We open on a scene of Petalburg City, but we look inside one particular house, where we see Caroline at a stove, cooking breakfast. Max is nearby at the table, munching on cereal and reading a section of the newspaper. Suddenly, Max nealry chokes on some ceral when he sees one particular headline.)

Max: No way! (reads the headline) "Petalburg Records to be closing down"?

Caroline: What is it, Max?

Max: It says here (points out the headline) that they'll be closing down Petalburg Studios!

Caroline: I can't believe it! The studios was were many of the bands I grew up listening to recorded their albums! In fact, Kochou and the Beautiflies remind me of a band Norman and I used to dance to a lot called the Pretty Wings.

Max: The Pretty Wings?

Caroline: They were very popular when Norman and I were growing up...

(flashback-Teen Norman and Teen Caroline sit at a booth at a burger joint, enjoying a meal together.)

Caroline(voiceover): In fact, whenever Norman took me out to eat at the hamburger place, the meal was not complete without dancing to the Pretty Wings. (Teen Norman inserts a quarter into a jukebox, making a 50's style rock beat play. Teen Norman and Teen Caroline dance to the song as the scene fades.)

Max: Petalburg Studios was where bands like the Pretty Wings recorded, right?

Caroline: Yes... (about this time, Norman enters the kitchen and takes the coffeepot to the table)

Norman: What's all this about Petalburg Studios?

Max: The paper says it's going to close! (shows Norman the headline)

Norman: Hmm... (he reads the story as he sips his coffee) They can't do this! The studios are a historical treasure, and they can't just close it down like this!

Caroline: Remember when we submitted it to the Houen Register of Historic Places, hon?

Norman: If it's closed, it won't be on the Register! (Norman is interrupted by the doorbell) I wonder who that could be? (he gets up and opens the door, where May and the others are on the stoop) May, sweetheart! Come on in!

May: Hi, Dad! (she hugs Norman) I hope I'm not interrupting anything...

Norman: No you're not, we were just sitting down to breakfast. (he returns to the table and his waiting breakfast)

May: I heard they're trying to close down the famed Petalburg Studios...

Caroline: It'll be a real shame if it is...because then it can't be added to the Houen Register of Historic Places!

Ash: Not if Kochou and the Beautiflies can save it!

(everyone stares at Ash)

Ash: I mean, they owe their thanks to all those famed rock stars that came before, so if they can save an historic theater, they can definitely save a historic recording studio! (some light applause)

Brock: Well said, Ash...I never knew you were such a good inspirational speaker... (everyone laughs as Ash blushes, embarrassed)

Misty: Just say the word, and I can get the Beautiflies to play a concert to save the studios!

Caroline: What a great idea!

Max: Awesome!

Norman: I'm willing to just about anything to save the studios...the songs that came out of there was what brought me and Caroline together all those years ago...and now it's my turn to return the favor! (everyone cheers again)

(Meanwhile, in another part of the house, Niji watches as Ash and the others get settled in.)

Niji: I must admit, Ash; you've got real talent in rallying others!

Crystal: Yeah, great speech, Ash!

Ash: Judging from how Norman and Caroline feel about this, I can tell it's important to them, so we're going to try and save it, for them, and the city of Petalburg.

May: Then let's get going!

(Max happens to peek in the room at this point. He watches, dumbfounded, as May touches the ruby in her ring and claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

Max: I was probably just imagining things...May can't actually BE Akaichou....

(Brock touches the emerald in his ring and claps twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making gloves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches the topaz in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

(Anabel touches the amethyst in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt gain purple sparkles. Touching the ring on her legs makes her capris lengthen into purple pants with matching shoes. Clapping over her head forms a purple vest with blue trim, which Anabel slips into; Anabel next claps twice again, lengthening her hair to shoulder length and forming a bass guitar in her hands.)

Aiirochou: Haeru wingu, Aiirochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

(Kochou looks into the living room from the top of the stairs, where he sees Norman admiring an old picture of a younger version of himself and a younger Caroline)

Kochou: Ah, nostalgia...

(Mizuirochou plays a quick saxophone interlude as we enter a flashback)

Kochou: Put on your bobby socks, baby! (we see Teen Caroline doing that)
Roll up your old blue jeans! (we see Teen Norman doing that)
There's a band playin' down at the armory, (we see a building with a few jeeps parked in front of it)
That knows what rock n' roll really means! (we a see a crowd inside the building dancing to a band, Teen Norman and Teen Caroline included)

I wanna ride in your '55 T-bird, (we see Teen Norman and Teen Caroline riding in the aformentioned car)
Drive through some old memories... (the car drives through a swirling mass of scenes and years)
I ain't after your body, baby,
I just want you to dance with me! (we see Teen Norman and Teen Caroline dancing again)

I wanna bop with you baby, all night long!
I wanna bop the night away!
I wanna make it a night like it used to be,
When our hearts were young and our souls were free!

I wanna bop with you baby, all night long!
I wanna be-bop with you baby, till the break of dawn!
I wanna bop with you baby, all night long!

(Mizuirochou plays another interlude as we return to the present)

Kochou: I got an old photograph in my pocket, (we see the aforementioned picture in Norman's pocket)
We were still in our teens... (Norman admires the picture of himself and Caroline as teens)
I know I feel a lot older now,
But you still look the same to me... (Norman smiles at Caroline, who is watching it rain outside)

Honey, you don't ever laugh like you used to... (Norman puts a hand on Caroline, which comforts her a little)
I don't wanna see you blue!
If you ain't busy tonight, and you think it's all right, (Norman leads Caroline into the kitchen, where he turns on the radio)
This is what I wanna do... (Norman and Caroline dance again)

I wanna bop with you baby, all night long!
I wanna bop the night away!
I wanna make it a night like it used to be,
All when our hearts were young and free!

I wanna bop with you baby, all night long!
I wanna be-bop with you baby, till the break of dawn!
I wanna bop with you baby, all night long!

Other Beautifles: Let's twist and shout!

Kochou: Oh, just like in the good ol' days...

Other Beautiflies: Baby, watch out!

Kochou: You know I just can't stand it when you look at me that way!

I wanna bop with you baby, all night long!
I wanna be-bop with you baby, till the break of dawn!
I wanna bop with you baby, all night,

I wanna bop with you baby, all night long!
I wanna be-bop with you baby, till the break of dawn!
I wanna make it a night like it used to be,
When our hearts were young and our souls were free!

I wanna bop with you baby, all night long!
I wanna be-bop with you baby, till the break of dawn!
I wanna make it a night like it used to be,
When our hearts were young and free! (Norman and Caroline continue to dance as the band trades solos. Max watches from the top of the stairs, content.)

Max: Thanks, Kochou...seeing Mom and Dad dance makes me happy too...

(Meanwhile, the Rockets huddle in a house overlooking the studio, discussing a blueprint)

Kage: ...and there's our new base!

Yami: Oh boy! The sooner they move that old studio out, the sooner we can move in and turn it into a base!

Meowth: I claim dis room! (points out a room on the blueprint)

Yami: I had it first!

Meowth: No! I had it foist, fair and square!

(Kage sighs as Yami and Meowth argue. He finally whistles to get their attention)

Yami: Huh?

Kage: The only thing standing in the way of our plan is all the hoopla Petalburg is generating about the studio...something about it being a historical treasure or something like that. (he shows Yami and Meowth a newspaper that says "KOCHOU AND THE BEAUTIFLIES TO HEADLINE BENEFIT CONCERT")

Meowth: Who cares about Beauty-boy and the townsfolk?

Yami: They can take a hike!

[music begins]

Yami: Jack, take a hike!
Take a hike, Jack, hit the road! (we see that Yami is addressing a crowd of townsfolk and the Beautiflies)
Get on outta here!
Before I make this place explode! (Yami presses down on a detonator, transforming the studios into a Rocket base)

Kage: Jack, take a walk,
Take a walk, Jack, disappear! (The crowd disappears with a poof)
Can't you take a hint?
You're not wanted here! (Kage shows Kochou a sign depicting a Beautifly in a circle with a line through it)

Meowth: Pack your bags, (some suitcases appear by the Beautiflies)
Move on out!
Get, get, goin', goin' gone! (Meowth shoos the Beautiflies away)

Kage: Jack, take a hike!
Take a hike, Jack, outta my way! (Kage shoves Kochou to the ground)
'Ya hear me loud and clear?
Take a hike, today!

Yami: Jack, take a hike
Take a hike, Jack, hit the road!
Get on outta here,
Before I make this place explode! (the Rockets laugh as Yami transforms the studios again before the dream sequence fades)

Meowth: I can't wait to trounce Beauty-boy tomorrow mornin'! (the other Rockets laugh in agreement)

(the next morning, Norman, Caroline, Max, and the other denizens of Petalburg watch as an outdoor stage is prepped.)

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen...presenting Kochou and the Beautiflies!

Kochou: 1, 2, 3 o'clock, 4 o'clock, rock!
5, 6, 7 o'clock, 8 o'clock, rock!
9, 10, 11 o'clock, 12 o'clock rock!
We're gonna rock, around, the clock tonight!

Put your glad rags on, join me, hon!
We'll have some fun when the clock strikes one!

Gonna rock around the clock tonight!
We're gonna rock, rock, rock; till broad daylight!
Gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight!

When the clock strikes 2, 3, and 4,
If we're slowin' down, please yell for more!

Gonna rock around the clock tonight!
We're gonna rock, rock, rock; till broad daylight!
Gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight!

(We see Norman and Caroline dancing, along with others in the crowd, as Kochou breaks off to solo)

Kochou: When the chimes ring 5, 6, and 7,
We'll be right in seventh heaven!

Gonna rock around the clock tonight!
We're gonna rock, rock, rock; till broad daylight!
Gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight!

When it's 8, 9, 10, 11 too
I'm still goin' strong and so are you!

Gonna rock around the clock tonight!
We're gonna rock, rock, rock; till broad daylight!
Gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight!

(the crowd continues to dance as Akaichou and Mizuirochou solo together)

Kochou: When the clock strikes 12, we'll cool off, then
Start a'rockin' around, the clock again!

Gonna rock around the clock tonight!
We're gonna rock, rock, rock; till broad daylight!
Gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight! (the crowd roars with applause, until we hear a crash off in the distance)

Aiirochou: Huh?

Ierochou: Oh no...

(the lights on a second stage appear on the Rockets)

Yami: To protect the music from devastation...

Kage: And sing our own song throughout our nation...

Yami: To sing of the evils of truth and love...

Kage: Our song will rise to the stars above...

Yami: Yami!

Kage: Kage!

Yami: Team Rocket! Rock on at the speed of light! (an R in a music note appears behind the stage for a few seconds)

Kage: Start singing your last number, or prepare to fight...

Meowth: Meowth! Dat's right!

(electric guitar chord)

Kage, Yami and Meowth: Ha, ha, ha, he, he, he, he
(Rockets!)

(music picks up)

Yami: Baby, can't you see?
You are lookin' at royalty!
I possess the crown,
Cause I'm the best thing goin' round!

I am the queen of rock ‘n roll,
I got the rhythm in my soul!
I am the queen of rock ‘n roll!

Every song I sing,
Becomes the latest thing!
I sit on the throne,
Cause I'm the best thing the world has known!

Mizuirochou: You can't just crash our show like this, Rockets! (the Rockets stop their song)

Kage: Oh, you want a challenge?

Kochou: Bring it on!

[music begins]

Yami: Sun goes down, I'm just getting up,
I'm headed for the city lights! (we see the Rockets in a car, en route to a city in the distance)
Radio blasting on the way to the club,
Gonna rock this town tonight! (we see Yami singing to a crowd of fans)

"You're livin' in a man's world" they tell me,
But I'm not gonna buy it!
The things they're tryin' to sell me now!

Cos I'm the queen of rock n' roll!
Ooh-hoo!
I am the queen of rock n' roll!
Rock n' roll!

Kochou: Whoa, yeah!

Heads up, and I'm ready to go!
My guitar is in my hand! (Kochou shows off his instrument for emphasis)
There's nothing more that I'd rather do,
Than play with my rock n' roll band! (he gestures to the Beautiflies)

What we have is what we'll be giving,
Heading for the top,
Don't you know?
We'll never stop believing now!

Cos I'm the king of rock n' roll!
You'd better believe it!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
I am the king of rock n' roll!
Rock n' roll!

Yami: I am the queen,
I am the queen,
I am the queen of rock n' roll! (she approaches the Beautiflies' stage)

Kochou: I am the king,
I am the king,
I am the king of rock n' roll! (he approaches the Rocket's stage)

[the crowd roars as Kochou breaks off to solo]

Misty: Come on guys! Make some noise! [the crowd cheers again as Mizuirochou solos]

Kochou: I am the king of rock n' roll!
Oh!

Yami: I am the queen of rock n' roll!
Better be believin' that I am!

Kochou: I am the king of rock n' roll!
Rock and ro-o-o-o-oll!

Yami: I am the queen of rock 'n roll!
Rock and rock and roll!

Kochou: I am the king of rock n' roll!
Rock and roll!

Yami: I am the queen of rock n' roll!
Rock and rock and roll!

Kochou: I am the king of rock n' roll!
Gonna rock and roll and rock and roll... [he continues]

Yami(singing over Kochou): I am the queen of rock n' roll!

Kochou: I am the king of rock n' roll!

[by this time the noise of the crowd signals that Kochou is the clear winner of the duel of voices]

Kochou: I am the king of rock n' roll!
You'd better believe it!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
I am the king of rock n' roll!
Rock n' roll! [the crowd noise nearly deafens the final chord of music. Misty smiles as the Beautiflies bow.]

Announcer: Wow! With a performance like that, Kochou and the Beautiflies clearly win this duel!

Caroline: And... (she and Norman unveil a gold plate designating Petalburg Studios as a historic landmark. The Rockets are shocked at this)

Norman: Thank you, Beautiflies!

Mizuirochou: We did it!

Midorichou: Sing it again, Kochou! (he resumes his beat from earlier)

Kochou: I am the king of rock n' roll!
You'd better believe it!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
I am the king of rock n' roll!
Rock n' roll! (the crowd roars again)

(an instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears)

Midorichou(voiceover): Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see Raikous, Enteis, and Suicunes racing around a track)

Midorichou(voiceover): We return to Johto and meet up with the Beast Riders again! (we see Josh and Kochou hugging) When they're not busy guarding important guests, they like racing their beautiful mounts, and they want us to sing before one such race! (we see Kochou singing) But the Rockets also want a share of the action, and decide to put an up and coming rider out of competition! (we see a Suicune crashing into a wall) Can Kochou harness the power of a Beast and save the day? Stay tuned! (We see Kochou riding a Suicune)

EmeraldSky
November 12th, 2006, 05:55 PM
(an instrumental of "Only the Beginning" plays as the word "Previously..." appears onscreen)

Niji(voiceover): Previously, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"...

(we see Norman and Caroline unveiling a plaque on a building)

Niji: We arrive in Petalburg City only to learn that a treasured recording studio, where many bands of the 50's, 60's and early 70's recorded, was going to close unless something was done to distinguish it as a historic landmark (we see Norman and Caroline talking) We decided to pitch in after Ash gave us a fitting inspirational speech (we see Ash talking to the gang) and give a benefit concert for the historical society. (we see the band playing on a stage) However, the Rockets wanted to use the building as a base, but we outsang them and outplayed them in a true battle of the bands! (we see clips from the "King/Queen of Rock n' Roll" scene)

Today, though, we're meeting up with our friends the Beast Riders again, where we're going to sing before a thrilling Beast race!

(upbeat music begins as we see the title)

Me and my friends are Beautiflies!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou!

Exciting adventures, glamour and fame!

Kochou: Now a Beautifly, never the same!

Come on, take flight and fly away now!

Kochou: Hey! My name is Kochou! (Kochou poses with his bandmates, Misty, and Niji before the title, which is lit up like a neon sign)

(We join the gang in their lounge. Ash is playing with Pikachu, May is reading a book, Anabel is helping Niji do laundry, Crystal and Whitney are doing each other's hair, Brock is watching TV, and Misty is checking e-mail. After going through and deleting the spam, Misty recognizes one screenname in her inbox: "RaikouRiderLegend"

Misty: Guys! Come see this!

Ash: What is it? (he, May, Crystal, and Whitney run over to Misty's computer, where they see a glimpse of Misty's inbox, which reads "Welcome to KOL, LadyCascade" at the top)

Misty: It's from Beast Rider Josh!

Brock: The Beast Riders? Really? (he mutes the TV and runs to look)

Misty: It says, "Dear Beautiflies...after the success of your last show here, the Pokemon Racing Federation (PRF) wants you to come sing "Unbeatable" at our next race on Victory Road this week...

Brock: The PRF...turns out I was just watching the highlights of the Mirage Island race! (we see a glimpse of the TV screen, which depicts Raikous, Enteis, and Suicunes running around a twisting road)

Misty: How bout it? Think Kochou should sing Unbeatable?

May: Yes!

Anabel: I heard of an up and coming rider that's becoming the talk of the town!

Crystal: Then what are we waiting for???????? (everyone scrambles to get ready as Misty prepares to make a few calls)

(The next morning, a Lugia drops the gang off at the entrance to the race track. Some Beasts are already on the track making qualifying runs.)

Whitney: Wow...

Anabel: This place is huge! (she is about to lead the others inside when Niji blocks the entrance)

Niji: Before you go inside... (pauses for a moment as Misty and some PRF personnel go inside an office) transform so the riders will recognize you...

May: Sure! (she touches the ruby in her ring and claps twice, her shirt lengthens and gains silver buttons. Next, she taps the ring on her shoes, making them turn into red high heels. Upon tapping the ring on her legs, she gains a white skirt with rubies dotting it. Finally, she claps over her head twice, and an electric guitar appears in her hands, as well as her hair turning red.)

Akaichou: Haeru wingu, Akaichou yo!

(Brock touches the emerald in his ring and claps twice, making his shirt turn silver. Upon touching the jewel to his legs, he gains a pair of emerald studded pants and golden shoes, also studded with emeralds. Next, Brock claps twice over his head, making the rest of his normal clothes become a sparkling green jacket. Finally, he claps twice again, making his hair turn black and forming a pair of drum sticks in one hand.)

Midorichou: Haeru wingu, Midorichou yo!

(Crystal touches the sapphire in her ring and claps twice, making gloves appear on her hands. When the sapphire is tapped on her feet, her shoes become aqua sandals studded with sapphires. Next, Crystal claps over her head, making her slip into a shirt that starts out royal blue at the top, then turns white at the bottom; followed by a aqua skirt. Finally, she claps twice again, and her hair is magically braided, plus a harmonica appears in her hand.)

Mizuirochou: Haeru wingu, Mizuirochou yo!

(Whitney touches the topaz in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt and shorts turn into a short yellow dress. Touching the ring to her shoes turns them into small boots. Clapping over her head makes Whitney's hair turn yellow and put itself up in a ponytail, as well as making a yellow sash and small topazes appear on her costume. Whitney claps again, and lace appears on her costume.)

Ierochou: Haeru wingu, Ierochou yo!

(Anabel touches the amethyst in her ring and claps twice, making her shirt gain purple sparkles. Touching the ring on her legs makes her capris lengthen into purple pants with matching shoes. Clapping over her head forms a purple vest with blue trim, which Anabel slips into; Anabel next claps twice again, lengthening her hair to shoulder length and forming a bass guitar in her hands.)

Aiirochou: Haeru wingu, Aiirochou yo!

Ash(holds his hand in the air, then sings in a noticeably older sounding voice): Ai-yai-yai, I'm your little Beautifly! (Ash's hand begins to glow) Green, black, and blue; make the colors in the sky!

(MUSIC-"Beautifly" (instrumental))

(We see a glowing outline of Ash's body against the background of Beautifly wings. As Ash hangs in this position, his torso begins to glow purple, and a silver and purple shirt appears on him. Next, a checkered jacket appears over that in a flash of purple. Next, we look at Ash's legs as sparkling black pants appear on his legs in a flash of blue, and silver shoes appear on his feet. The view next shifts to Ash's head, where we see his eyes finally open. His normally black hair begins to lengthen and turn silver. A white rose appears in the right pocket of the jacket, which the young man holds in one hand as he poses for the audience.)

(Music cut)

Aiirochou: Let's go! (she leads the gang inside the track and onto the pit lane, where some riders are waiting to make a run. Josh notes the band approaching and guides his mount towards the group)

Josh: Welcome back, Kochou... (he notes his mount is licking Kochou profusely)

Kochou: Yeah, Swift, I missed you too...

Mizuirochou: Nice place to race, if I say so myself...

Josh: Glad you like it...one of the new faces you'll meet while you're here is Ame... (he gestures to a short black haired girl tending to her Suicune) She's had a great start to her career already---

(before Josh can say more, Ace butts into the conversation, with Aravan nearby)

Ace: And she's a big fan of you guys, especially your song "Golden Sky"! That song is still topping the charts here for the third week in a row!

Kochou: I know, that was our first hit single from our third album...

Aravan: I've never heard it...

Ace: It's the one that goes (sings really badly) Let us fly-yai-yai-yai-yai, la-di-da-di-da-di-da, to the golden sky! (Kochou is appalled by the singing)

Kochou: Ace, please...

Josh: Not in front of the master singer!

Aravan: I'd rather Kochou himself sing it, not you! (Ace stops his horrible rendition of the song and slinks away as the band sets up. Off in the distance, the black haired girl leaves the pit lane to start her run...)

(music begins as the Suicune races around the track)

Kochou: Welcome to the wonderland, a place for you and me,
If you treat me right, then maybe you will have a key...
This world is very special, and I'll show it just for you!
All you have to say is "Yes, I do!"

Let us fly-yai-yai-yai-yai, la-di-da-di-da-di-da,
To the golden sky!
It's the paradise of smiles
Where the sun always shines,
La-da-di-da-di-da-di-da....

Let us fly-yai-yai-yai-yai, la-di-da-di-da-di-da,
To the golden sky!
It's the paradise of smiles
Where the sun always shines,
La-da-di-da-di-da-di-da....

Let us fly-yai-yai-yai-yai, la-di-da-di-da-di-da,
To the golden sky!
It's the paradise of smiles
Where the sun always shines,
La-da-di-da-di-da-di-da....

Let us fly-yai-yai-yai-yai, la-di-da-di-da-di-da,
To the golden sky!
It's the paradise of smiles
Where the sun always shines,
La-da-di-da-di-da-di-da.... (The Suicune and her rider race into a turn as the scene fades to the band finishing the song)

(Later, the band is jamming as the girl and her Suicune return. The girl is surprised and awed as she climbs off her mount, amazed her favorite band is trackside.)

Ame: I can't believe it.....Kochou and the Beautiflies, here at Victory Road?

Josh: Of course...they'll be singing "Unbeatable" tomorrow....

Ame: WOW!!!!!!! (she runs onstage and shoves an autograph book in Kochou's face) Can I have your autograph, Kochou?

Kochou: Easy, Ame... (he takes the autograph book and signs his name in it with a silver Beautifly print pen, which writes silver ink) There. (gives the book back. Ame is surprised to find that the signature sparkles) And as an added bonus, (he retreats to his waiting guitar and mic) we'll even play a song for you! (Ame gains star eyes for a moment, but before Kochou can count Midorichou off, music begins as lights come up on a second stage, where the Rockets are playing.)

Yami: Sun goes down, I'm just getting up,
I'm headed for the city lights! (we see the Rockets in a car, en route to a city in the distance)
Radio blasting on the way to the club,
Gonna rock this town tonight! (we see Yami singing to a crowd of fans)

"You're livin' in a man's world" they tell me,
But I'm not gonna buy it!
The things they're tryin' to sell me now!

Cos I'm the queen of rock n' roll!
Ooh-hoo!
I am the queen of rock n' roll!
Rock n' roll!

Kochou: Whoa, yeah!

Heads up, and I'm ready to go!
My guitar is in my hand! (Kochou shows off his instrument for emphasis)
There's nothing more that I'd rather do,
Than play with my rock n' roll band! (he gestures to the Beautiflies)

What we have is what we'll be giving,
Heading for the top,
Don't you know?
We'll never stop believing now!

Cos I'm the king of rock n' roll!
You'd better believe it!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
I am the king of rock n' roll!
Rock n' roll!

Yami: I am the queen,
I am the queen,
I am the queen of rock n' roll! (she approaches the Beautiflies' stage)

Kochou: I am the king,
I am the king,
I am the king of rock n' roll! (he approaches the Rocket's stage)

[the crowd of Beasts and riders roar as Kochou breaks off to solo. Misty runs down from the press box to see what's going on.]

Misty: Come on guys! Make some noise! [the crowd cheers again as Mizuirochou solos]

Josh(to his mount): Swift, help Kochou out! (the Raikou by Josh's side purrs in reply)

Ace(to his mount): You too, Blaze! (his Entei nods, and follows Aravan's Suicune, Chill, to the stage, where all three stand behind the band)

Swift, Blaze, Chill: He is the king of rock n' roll!

Kochou: Oh! (Some Umbreons join Yami, Kage, and Meowth on the Rocket stage)

Umbreons: She is the queen of rock n' roll!

Yami: Better be believin' that I am! (Lugia and the Legendary Birds fly down to join the Beasts onstage)

Lugia, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres: He is the king of rock n' roll!

Kochou: Rock and ro-o-o-o-oll! (some Murkrows fly down to join the Rockets)

Murkrows: She is the queen of rock 'n roll!

Yami: Rock and rock and roll! (Mew, Celebi, and Jirachi join the crowd of Legendaries on the Beautifly stage)

Mew, Celebi, and Jirachi: He is the king of rock n' roll!

Kochou: Rock and roll! (some Gligars join the crowd of Pokemon on the Rocket stage)

Gligars She is the queen of rock n' roll!

Yami: Rock and rock and roll! (a crowd of all twelve starter Pokemon join the band and Legendaries)

All starters: He is the king of rock n' roll!

Kochou: Gonna rock and roll and rock and roll... [he continues]

Yami(singing over Kochou): I am the queen of rock n' roll!

Kochou: I am the king of rock n' roll!

[by this time the noise of the crowd signals that Kochou is the clear winner of the duel of voices]

Kochou: I am the king of rock n' roll!
You'd better believe it!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
I am the king of rock n' roll!
Rock n' roll! [the crowd noise nearly deafens the final chord of music. Misty smiles as the Beautiflies bow.]

Yami: I'm jealous...

Kage: How come WE didn't get the Legendaries to sing with us? (he leads his comrades to their private skybox, where they watch the festivities on the pit lane from above)

Meowth: Maybe...

Kage and Yami: Hm?

Meowth: What if we got dat rooke racer out of contention as payback for da Beautiflies? (he points out Ame dancing in the crowd)

Kage: Meowth, you're a genius!

(music begins as the three Rockets huddle around a table)

Kage: If you want people knowin' your name,
You've gotta stay,
Ahead of the game!
Ahead of the game!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: Ahead of the game,
The winners stay,
Ahead of the game,
If you're goin' after fortune and fame!
You gotta stay,
Ahead of the game!

Yami: Every move you make,
Must keep you in first place!
You make one mistake,
Someone's gonna trump your ace!

Kage, Yami, and Meowth: Ahead of the game,
You gotta stay,
Ahead of the game,
If you don't want it to go up in flames!
You gotta stay
Ahead of the game!
You gotta stay
Ahead of the game! (the Rockets laugh as the music ends)

Yami: Say goodbye, rookie...

(The next morning, the Beautiflies are resting in their trailer when Josh--now in racing attire--bursts inside, exhausted)

Niji: Great rider, what's wrong?

Kochou: Yeah, you look like you just saw something terrible happen!

Josh: Something terrible DID happen! (he calms down for a moment as Ace and Aravan, also in racing attire, join him in the room.) Ame...she was involved in a horrible crash during final practice last night! (everyone gasps)

Mizuirochou: What happened?

Aravan: Based on my understanding....

(flashback-we Ame and Rain on the track again)

Aravan(voiceover): Ame and Rain were having a great run until Rain slipped on a slick substance.... (we see Rain slipping on a substance that looks like oil) and slid into the wall. (we see Rain crash into the wall, sending Ame flying.) At the speed she was going, both of them would have had very serious injuries at best... (we see Rain limping from the track and Ame struggling to get up) But, miraculously, Rain escaped with a few minor injuries, albeit being very shaken up... (we see Rain being tended to in a Pokemon Center as the flashback fades)

Midorichou: And Ame? Is she okay?

Aravan: She escaped with only a broken ankle...thank Arseus that it wasn't worse...

Ace: But now we need someone to race on Ame's behalf on her backup mount, Picha....so any volunteers?

(Nincadas chirp as the Beautiflies sit, silent.)

Midorichou: I'm gonna opt out of this one, gang...the G's would be too much for me!

Aiirochou: Yeah, the other riders probably wouldn't like a caution flag for tossed cookies! (everyone laughs hysterically at this)

Niji: Would you want to try and ride, Aiirochou?

Aiirouchou: Nah...fastest I can handle is 70 miles an hour...

Mizuirochou: High speeds would ruin my hairdo! (tosses her braids back)

Ierochou: I can't even ride a Ponyta, much less a Legendary Beast!

Niji: How about you, Kochou?

Kochou: I'd love to try...but I'd probably get thrown off....

Misty: I will...

Other Beautiflies: Huh?

Niji: You'd be willing to accept the risk and tame a Legendary Beast?

Misty: Suicune is the water Beast, right?

Midorichou: Forgot that Misty's a natural around Water Pokemon...

Misty: I'd love to try and ride Picha, and win the gold medallion for Ame's sake! (smiles proudly as the others applaud)

Josh: Okay, then....come with me and I'll take you to see Picha. (Misty follows the three riders outside...)

(an instrumental of "Golden Sky" plays as we see Misty training with a Suicune: first being led around the training arena, learning the basics of riding, learning to control the Beast, and racing tips. Before long, we see Misty in racing attire, running laps on Picha like a pro.)

(The scene fades to show the stands at Victory Road packed to the brim. Misty waves to the Beautiflies from her place in the starting grid as they take the stage at trackside.)

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, please rise and remove your hats as we welcome Kochou and the Beautiflies to Victory Road... (some cheers from the crowd as Kochou steps to the microphone. The Beautiflies stand nearby.) and honor our Leagues with the performance of "Unbeatable".

(a slow guitar intro plays over the speakers)

Kochou: Whoa, I'm unbeatable...

(the music picks up into a guitar, fiddle and whistle riff)

Kochou: Walking down this endless highway,
Nothing but my friends beside me,
We'll never give in, we'll never rest,
This advanced battle is the ultimate test!
Darkness yearns for the earth, the land, the sea, and sky,
They can never win, but they sure can try!

(Misty waves to Ame, who is watching from the stands, during the whistle solo)

Kochou: Whoa, I'm unbeatable!
This power in my heart!
Whoa, I'm undefeatable!
From the stars and the ancient past,
They come to play but they never last...

Whoa, I'm unbeatable!
This power of our spirits!
Whoa, I'm undefeatable!
Forever united!
I'm unbeatable! (the crowd roars in response as Kochou bows)

Announcer: And now, it's time for the most famous words in Beast Racing!

Kochou: Riders! Take your mark! (more cheers and Beast howls fill the air as the field prepares for racing)

Misty(to her mount): Let's do it, Picha...for your master. (the Suicune nods as she moves out onto the track)

(Elsewhere, the Rockets watch, amazed, as Misty and Picha step on the track...unaware it's Misty riding.)

Yami: No way! We went to all that trouble to tamper with the track...

Kage: They must've fixed our mess and hired a backup rider... (Yami grumbles when she sees that the place where Ame crashed is cleaned.)

(On the track, Misty and Picha weave through a few curves before climbing down a sharp dip, which leads into a winding series of curves through several caves. Next, they enter a large lit cave packed with sharp turns, making the rumbling of paws quiet for a moment. When they come out, the pack speeds up into a run and sail over a gap in the track! After an S curve and another quick hop, they race through another S curve and down a very steep slope. After a brief sprint down the backstretch, Misty is careful easing Picha into a chicane. Another quick hop follows the tough turn. The track widens into four lanes, two of which are frozen. The track narrows back into two lanes as the pack enters another cave...Misty is careful to watch the turns and that Picha isn't brushing the wall. After zipping down a straightaway, the pack enters the last cave. Upon exit, the pack climbs back up a hill to the Start/Finish line. Akaichou is the first to see the pack climbing up the hill)

Akaichou: Here they come!

Mizuirochou: Don't forget to cheer!

Midorichou: Come on, Misty! Come from behind and win for Ame!

(music begins as the green flag drops, making the stadium rumble with the noise of 120 paws rushing by. Kochou sings in the background as Misty and Picha jockey for position)

Kochou: The race ain't over yet, baby!
It's only just begun! (Misty passes a rider heading into the lit cave)
They thought they had it won, baby!
But soon we'll have em on the run! (Misty powers into the backstretch!)

I'm comin' from behind,
Watch out, watch out!
Behind!
Watch as we disappear,
When I shift into high gear! (A group of riders, Misty included, pull away from the main pack)

Thought that we had lost, baby,
But they'll find out they're wrong! (Niji watches as Misty and Picha slowly climb up the rankings with each lap)
I'll rev it up real strong, baby! (Misty veers to avoid a collision in an icy lane)
You'll see before too long!

I'm comin' from behind,
Watch out, watch out!
Behind!
Watch as we disappear,
When I shift into high gear! (the green flag drops again after the caution)
Watch out, watch out,
Behind!
Watch out! (Watch as we disappear)
I'm comin' from behind! (Misty races by the Start/Finish line again to start another lap)

(As the song ends, Niji makes a note of the rankings)

Niji: Only one caution so far, and Misty and Picha are doing wonderful out there!

Airochou: I'm wondering if she can catch up to the leaders...

Midorichou(whispering): Sing it, Kochou...

(Kochou sings again as Misty closes in on the leaders...)

Kochou: Let us fly-yai-yai-yai-yai, la-di-da-di-da-di-da,
To the golden sky!
It's the paradise of smiles
Where the sun always shines,
La-da-di-da-di-da-di-da....

(music begins as Misty passes a rider for third...)

Kochou: Welcome to the wonderland, a place for you and me,
If you treat me right, then maybe you will have a key...
This world is very special, and I'll show it just for you!
All you have to say is "Yes, I do!"

Let us fly-yai-yai-yai-yai, la-di-da-di-da-di-da,
To the golden sky!
It's the paradise of smiles
Where the sun always shines,
La-da-di-da-di-da-di-da....

(We see the white flag drop during an interlude...an Entei rider stands between Misty and the win,)

Misty: Let's go, Picha! (she attempts to pass, but fails)

Kochou: There are many secrets that I'd like to share with you,
I will show you magic if the words you say are true.
Imagine that your wildest dreams are in this mystery,
It's a closet place for you and me!

Let us fly-yai-yai-yai-yai, la-di-da-di-da-di-da,
To the golden sky!
It's the paradise of smiles
Where the sun always shines,
La-da-di-da-di-da-di-da....

Let us fly-yai-yai-yai-yai, la-di-da-di-da-di-da,
To the golden sky!
It's the paradise of smiles
Where the sun always shines,
La-da-di-da-di-da-di-da....

(As Kochou sings, Misty tries again and again to pass the leader, but during another interlude, she finds an open spot just ahead of the icy four lanes!)

Kochou: Let us fly... (we see Misty pass the leader in slow motion)

Let us fly... (The Beautiflies stand and cheer in slow motion as Misty heads for the home stretch!)

Let us fly-yai-yai-yai-yai, la-di-da-di-da-di-da,
To the golden sky!
It's the paradise of smiles
Where the sun always shines,
La-da-di-da-di-da-di-da....

Let us fly-yai-yai-yai-yai, la-di-da-di-da-di-da,
To the golden sky!
It's the paradise of smiles
Where the sun always shines,
La-da-di-da-di-da-di-da....

Let us fly-yai-yai-yai-yai, la-di-da-di-da-di-da,
To the golden sky!
It's the paradise of smiles
Where the sun always shines,
La-da-di-da-di-da-di-da.... (As Kochou sings the last line, Misty crosses the Start/Finish line as the checkered flag drops, making her the winner of the race!)

Aiirochou: YAHOO!!!!!!!

Kochou: Yeah!

Niji: Well done, Misty!

Ame: Thank you, Misty!

(In the winners circle, the three riders, the Beautiflies, and other track personnel cheer as Misty and Picha appear.)

Ace: Very well done, Misty!

Aravan: Never knew you had it in you!

Josh: You proved yourself today!

Misty: Thanks! (she accepts the gold medal, to thunderous applause) But I really want to give the medal to Ame, since I earned it on her behalf! (more cheers as Misty hangs the medal around Ame's neck.)

Ame: Thank you, Misty...I'll never forget when you stepped up to tame the power of a Beast... (more cheers as Kochou runs to hug Misty.)

(An instrumental of "When Tomorrow Comes" plays as the word "Next..." appears.)

Mizuirochou(voiceover) Next time, on "Kochou and the Beautiflies"....

(We see Brock greeting his siblings)

Mizuirochou(voiceover): We arrive in Pewter City, where Brock's little brother Forest wants to start a band of his own! (We see Flint and the gang with their ears covered) But, he's having a rough going of it; and the Rockets crashing his battle of the bands doesn't help! (We see the Rockets in a school auditorium as Forest looks on, horrified). Can we help Forest get his dreams of stardom off the ground? (We see Flint and the Brocklings in the audience as the Beautiflies play) Stay tuned!

EmeraldSky
November 18th, 2006, 04:37 PM
Song list for Episode 23:

Beautifly songs:

"Love On Arrival"
"Believe In Yourself
"Straight From the Heart"

Rocket song:

"Winning Is Everything" (full version)

Beautifly/Rocket duet:

"Click/Clash"

Scarlet Weather
November 20th, 2006, 04:02 PM
Hmm...

I have been trying to find the time to review this fic for a few days, and now I finally get the chance...

I find a few things wrong with this fic, and while it may sound like I'm ragging on you, please remember that if I really didn't like your fanfiction, I'd have just let it sit here and ignored it. Forever. Ignoring you is the ultimate polite form of writer abuse.

First off, I think that in chapter whatever (you don't number them, I don't like that), Kochou rides off on a Pidgeotto, which not only is too small of a species to support the weight of a guy Ash's size, much less Kochou's, but had no obligation to help him. That was kinda unrealistic. Second of all, while I don't want to have to go through the whole fic just to quote this one scene, but the entire group of Ash, Whitney (who the heck is Whitney? Did you need to include her as a random character?), Brock (not a musician, as far as I know...), and Crystal (same question as Whitney) are in a van with Misty and Delia, driving to one of their gigs. They take the oppurtunity to transform into Beautiflies while they are taking a bathroom break. Why is it that Misty and Delia do not wonder where the Beautiflies are, and why do they not notice that Ash and the gang have disappeared? Explain, please!

Also, it should be noted that Ash would NEVER, I repeat, NEVER give up going on a Pokemon journey. Having him give that up to be a pop idol would be like Mew Ichigo breaking up with Masaya to go out with a janitor, to use a similie you might understand. However, there is no reason he shouldn't continue WHILE being an idol. It would be fun to see him try to balance his two careers.

Oh, and by the way, why was Pikachu largely written out of this story? (Not to mention all of the other Pokemon....). The series is called POKEMON, not "ASH AND HIS BUDDIES DO CRAZY THINGS!". Don't take this one too seriously- a lot of AAMRN (Ash And Misty Romance) stories do this too, and it's a real pet peeve of mine, especially since the Pokemon are really cooler characters then the humans...

To top all of this off, why was this a combo between Pokemon and another series? Shouldn't you have TOLD us this was a crossover? While certain crossover stories are pretty good, there are some that take it too far, to the point where the main characters are completely written over to fit in the world of the other show. YOU ARE IN DANGER OF MAKING THIS ERROR. IMPROVE THE STORY NOW WHILE YOU HAVE A CHANCE. Part of this might be ditching Yami and Kage ("dark" and "shadow". Come on, you can do better, based on your other fanfics), and replace them with Jessie and James. Hey, those two are way better singers then people give them credit for. At the very least, you should have them sing the "Team Rocket Rap". It would fit so well.... and it would make a change from your normal mix of pop music, translated Japanese theme songs, and those overused voice duels between Yami and Kochou. Those were old when they hit the scene actually.

To top it off, I'd like to see a more varied mix of music- how about something for those of us who think pop music is annoying? What about the jazz/R and B/Heavy Metal/Soft Rock fans out there? We need a few songs too!

As a final note, as much as I like Anabel, you shouldn't have written her in as a Bassist. (By the way, to my knowledge, that position is called "Bass Guitarist".) She belongs in the Battle Frontier, and if she took time off, Scott would track her down and bring her back. (You know, that actually might make a funny plot idea...)

So yeah, improve your work some. It's becoming stale.

Rating on ACC scale: N/A. I can't really rate script-form fics...

EmeraldSky
November 20th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Well...the whole tour is in essence, a journey of a different kind...

Next: the Brockling episode.

Scarlet Weather
November 21st, 2006, 12:56 PM
Umm... still not a Pokemon journey. Ash would,at the very least, continue Pokemon battling while on the tour. I still don't see why Yami and Kage have not performed the TRR. Write it in somewhere, please. Come on, you can do way better then this! That whole "A Weighty Matter" story did a good job of capturing the essence of Ash, Misty, and Brock, and it was genuinely funny besides. This story- I can tell you meant it to be like a "Transforming Girl" anime, but did you have to sacrifice character depth and overall plot to get that feel? It makes me feel cheated, both as a reader and a critic, when I see a truly original idea (Ash becoming a pop star) fall flat. Please, spice up the story a little! Maybe you could add a little more action between the songs, or introduce a slightly more threatening conflict then "Yami and Kage, the two completely inept Team Rocket recruits who don't even ATTEMPT to steal Pokemon, try to mess up the highly superior Kochou and the Beautiflies and get their hinies royally handed to them." Using plot ideas over and over again makes an anime bad. Go up to any otaku, and ask them whether they like filler episodes- I gurantee, they will say no. Why? Filler episodes tend to have badly thought out plots, and do nothing for the overall series. What I am trying to say here is that this entire fanfic is starting to become nothing but a series of fillers that just pop up, one after another. Please, do the writing I know you are capable of, and turn this fic around!

EmeraldSky
November 24th, 2006, 05:07 AM
Rest assured, the fillers should be ending soon...this next one could be filler in your eyes, but the plot should hopefully be back on track the episode after this.

Scarlet Weather
November 26th, 2006, 01:01 PM
Trust me, I will not think of something as a filler if it reads well. I'm a man/critic of many tastes, and while my Otaku heart truly belongs to Naruto and other character-driven Shonen manga, I do enjoy the occasional "magical girl" series if it is well written and entertaining. To date, only one has made that happen for me- "Mink". Incidentally, that series is also about the Entertainment industry... and cyberspace... and underage romance. (I'm sorry, that was uncalled for. Still, I don't think you can fall in love and get as serious about it as the girls from these series do.) Oh, and just a disclaimer so that you people don't get confused by my quoting names from it- Tokyo Mew Mew is officially the most annoying series I have ever seen. Probably because I'm male. The only thing that I remotely liked about it was that the main character was a cat girl- I have a major cat-girl fetish/obsession. MAJOR. It scares me sometimes... then again, if my inner pervert is satisfied simply by staring at Neko-chicks, that's really much better then acting pervy around actual girls. (That really made no sense to me either, don't bother trying to figure it out.) I really want to know how these series appeal to people...

*Begins stabbing next episode* CURSED FILLER! I SPORK THEE! BACK TO THE DEPTHS FROM WHENCE YE CAME!!!

Oh, and if you have a set date for fillers to end, why write them at all? There's no sense in including episodes you don't really need... unless you want to give us all an authentic anime experience, in which case I must beat you over the head with a boot until you relent and write an actual episode.

EmeraldSky
November 27th, 2006, 05:59 AM
I may consider retooling the fic to address your concerns, but I do plan on finishing the original version first, since it's about halfway.