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10/04/2004, 10:26 PM
What you are about to read is sort of a sequel to the Mysterious Girl story, I wrote back some time. However instead of looking into the past events, I am now looking into the future. Although anyone’s future is not predictable, it can be created through ones imagination, feelings, memories, and regrets. Whatever the case what you are about to read is “mostly” fiction.
Edit Notice: Due to the timeline of actual POP events, this chapter's date has changed.
Chapter One- Hints of Change
June 11th, 2005
Craig packed up his things for Gym Challenge. Once again another shot has come for him to fight for the right to go to Worlds, not as a judge but as a competitor. He once again relearned to love the competition. His close call at the State Championship proved that. He still couldn’t believe he got second place with only a few inches to spare. He however he knew he had an advantage this time as the one person who beat him to the top would not be playing this time.
“I gotta win this time. I don’t think I can fight my way through Nationals.” Craig said to himself as he looked in a mirror.
He was already showered and cleaned up, it took a bit longer to come out his lengthy hair just the way he wanted. He then cleanup his face, and brushed his teeth. He leaned back against the wall behind and looked to see himself. He gave a slight nod of approval but then closed his eyes.
“I am running out of time.” He said.
Once out of the bathroom he got a bite to eat out of the quiet kitchen. It was still somewhat dark in the morning. He knew that it would be some time before sunrise would come. After carefully cleaning up and trying not to disturb his grandparents, he left his house and load the last few things necessary into his car.
“Well this is it.”
Craig departed heading for his friend’s house to pick him up. His friend was side judging again which he was now becoming a master at. Craig was pleased he finally found responsibility in his duty as a professor. This was a pleasure to Craig as he could now freely play in these big events whenever he wanted.
It was a quiet trip to Colorado Springs. Craig even arrived early than what he expected. The satellite was once again chosen for their event. It has been for the last three times. Once again Craig unloaded his TV and video game systems for the kids to play on while Eric was help setting up tables and decorations. The premiere tournament organizer in charge was setting up the computer. Soon kids were arriving and the Wish Maker movie was keeping some of them entertained while others were trading or battling. Craig was alone in sitting at one of the fifteen and up tables.
“What’s up Craig?” the head judge asked.
“Oh, hi. Not much.” Craig replied.
“You seemed bummed about something?”
“Oh nothing, I guess I am just trying to keep calm.”
“You always seem to be calm these days.”
“You think?” Craig asked with curiosity.
“I think so, you aren’t the same as you used to be.”
“I have changed a lot I guess.”
“In what way?”
“Well, I guess I am becoming who I finally want to be, and maybe things are better quiet in my life.” Craig said followed by a pause. “So you going to Origins for Nationals this year?”
“No not this time.” The judge said. “My son and I are going to a special Lord of the Rings tournament in San Diego during that time.”
“I see, then I will be the only one going this time. Hopefully Nationals won’t be a pain as it did last time.”
“Well, I know things should go well for you.”
“They will.” Craig said. The head judge then walked off to start the tournament. “For the most part.” Craig said in a whisper.
This year the Gym Challenge seemed to be more intense than ever before. Craig however kept a step ahead against all of his opponent’s. His first battle seemed to be the toughest yet. His opponent used what now could be called a classic Gardevoir deck but it had a few kicks to keep it going. If it weren’t for the fact that Craig’s Magma deck also packed a few Pokémon Reversals, the battle could have gone for the worst.
The second battle was more interesting, as the opponent attempted to use a Deoxys deck. Craig found it difficult adapting to the different forms of Deoxys but worked out a win anyways. The third battle was more like the first, Craig lost the first game due to a bad hand but luckily made some vital comebacks quickly by rushing with Rare Candy and Maxie. The fourth round pushed Craig as he struggled against his biggest weakness, a Team Aqua deck. They always seemed to stomp him every now and then, however Craig still pulled off a win by focusing on his Magma Baltoy and Groudon more.
The fifth battle and the last before cuts was challenge and surprising. He had to face off against a revised Blaziken deck. He thought these decks bit the dust a long time ago but was quickly corrected. The Rayquaza was forgone but the dreaded EX was still in there. Craig pulled off a few nasty tricks like the Ancient TM 01 Rock and Reversal but in the end Craig could not pull off a victory. However he did made the cut to the top eight.
The quarter finals was against the Aqua deck again, Craig came close but pulled off a much needed victory again. Semi finals got even tougher when another Magma deck made a surprise visit. It was an interesting battle but Craig took out one weapon that they other deck didn’t have, the Zangoose. Craig easily won that match with that Pokémon. The final round came, Craig breathed deeply relizing it was all or nothing at this point. He wanted to go to Worlds as a player this time, it was his ultimate Pokémon goal.
The battle was against the one deck Craig feared the most, a Blastiose ex deck. Craig knew he had to try to make each battle as quick as possible. He stuck to his lucky Pikachu coin he pulled from an EX: Trainers Kit. The opponent too was determined and was already giving Craig a challenge. Three Squirtle and a Suicune ex was out in play. Craig wisely called out the Suicune using a reversal. Miracleosly Craig knocked it out by using the risky Land Stream attack from Mamga’s Aggron. He then worked hard to recover energy by reusing Magma’s Camerupt and Claydol. In the end the first game was his.
The second game did prove more of a challenge. Craig didn’t have an advantage because he was forced to go first. However most of his hand was basic Pokémon and a Steven’s Advice so he was able to get going by turn two. A Blastiose ex did come out this time, however Craig pulled it out using reversal and knocked it out desperately with a powerful Land Stream. It took almost everything Craig had to get it out in one hit. However the rest of the game turned bad as a Suicune EX and a second Blastiose EX came out. Craig called out his last resort, a Magma Groudon and quickly got it going using the Camerupt/Claydol combo. However he ran out of time, Suicune was totally healthy and a single hit wouldn’t make the kill. Craig had one last option, his last Reversal. He saw one leftover Dunsparce still on the table. So he closed his eyes and flipped the coin. It landed heads.
Craig felt to the table in tears. However they were tears of joy as he just won his first ever premiere event. He never knew that the emotions would overcome him so. His opponent was even pleased with his victory. After a strong handshake Craig got up from the table and received his certificate which was his ticket to the next World Championship.
“This is all I ever wanted from Pokémon, to be able to go to Worlds and fight in the best.” Craig said. “Now I am complete.”
“No way.” the Head Judge said. “You still gotta long way to go.”
The sunset was beautiful. Craig and his friend stopped for a bite to eat. He then took a deep breath knowing that another step to completing the journey had passed.
“Hey Craig.” Craig's friend said.
“You weren’t yourself at all today.”
“No. I was my true self today.”
“Okay are you going to tell me now?”
Craig gave a faint laugh. “No. Now is not the time for anyone to know.”
“Know what? What are you hiding?”
“You see someday.” Craig paused for a moment but then said in a whisper, “Someday very soon.”
10/11/2004, 10:20 PM
Chapter Two – True Origins
Ha. It’s funny that this chapter is sort of named after the convention where nationals was held last year. I can only assume that Nationals will be held this year and believe me I don’t think we are going to let it be as bad as it is this year. But there is something different about the tournament this year that tests Craig into relizing the choices he has now commited to.
July 2nd, 2005
It was a hot morning in Columbus. Craig got up but still wiped out from the fun time playing live role playing chess with some of his Colorado friends, even he had to pay out more of his tokens for them. He slipped quietly from bed, and started off to take a shower. After spending quite some time trying to wash his hair and clean up. He then felt frustrated about what to wear.
“I can’t stay the same forever.” He said to himself. “But should I reveal myself now?”
Craig couldn’t feel more frustrated than ever. He then decided though that he would take both options. He quickly put on a traditional but nice looking Pokémon shirt. He then wore his professor jacket. He knew that it was going to be hot wearing it but he had no choice in the matter.
He also took his backpack and packed sketching pad and pencils, game boy stuff, along with some water, fruit snacks and other things. He then however packed a bottle of prescription medication making sure it was clearly out of sight and buried.
He slowly navigated through the halls of the Hampton Inn. He was fortunate to save up enough to get the Hampton Inn this time. He made it to the continental breakfast and gathered a delightful meal for him to last on for the whole day. He was about half done when he saw another of his friends arrive to eat.
“Wow Craig you look… look…”
“Look what?” Craig asked.
Craig gave a faint chuckle.
“Don’t get me wrong.” Craig’s friend said. “I mean in a good way.”
“It’s all right. I had a feeling that I might surprise some people because the way I look this year.”
“No that isn’t what I mean. You look different in another way. I mean I haven’t seen you since Worlds before and just a little bit here at Origins and I mean something has changed about you.”
Craig was stumped. He knew that his distant friend was on to him. He took a deep breath and tried to think this through. “I guess I am finally growing up.” Craig replied.
“Is everything all right?”
“Yeah, much better these days actually. I finally have my own place to live in Colorado and now being able to be who I want to be.”
“That is good. Okay, just wondering. We’ll are you playing again this year?” Craig’s friend asked.
“Sure am. I hope to do much better this year. I have been doing great around my area’s premiere events and I even have an invite to Worlds this time.”
“Really that is great. So I guess I won’t see you with me in Zebra wear this year huh?”
“I am afraid not. I always wanted to try to be the best possible and this is my year to do that.”
“Okay then, but don’t go expecting me to go any easy on you if I end up judging again.”
“What the heck is that suppose to mean? Come on.”
Craig’s friend continued to laugh for some time.
“Okay, okay. Well I got to go; I need to meet up with some others for breakfast.”
“See ya buddy.”
Craig hugged his friend goodbye and finished what was left of his breakfast. He then walked down the stairs and went outside. It was hot humid day already. Not a cloud could be seen in between the skyscrapers. He walked across the street and entered the Greater Columbus Convention Center. He worked his way down to the hall where trading card game tournaments took place.
It was quiet as usual and only a few Pokémon TCG players were present. Soon POP staff came and were getting the National Championship started. Craig quickly turned in his registration form and deck list. He felt embarrassed how some of the POP staff were looking at him funny. He couldn’t tell if they were concerned just the way he looked now. He simply said this was just the way he wanted it this year and they were okay with it.
Nationals soon started without delay. Craig was happy because of this. He took a deep breath and waited for a turn to see the pairings board in the 15 and up age division. He saw that his first opponent was going to be a treat. Craig knew her for some time and she was always a riot to be with. He went to the table and sat down. She too came and was in her usual cheerful self. This made Craig happy.
The match was enjoyable however too easy for Craig. His improved Team Rocket deck was devastating against her simplified Gardevoir deck. He quickly won the match using an onslaught of Darkness Pokémon. No matter the case though she was happy and wish him luck no matter what.
“So Craig, how ya been doing?”
“Oh good. Things are much better in Colorado for me.”
“That’s good. You are looking a bit different these days.”
Again Craig couldn’t help but feel trapped on this situation. Why is it that his close friends don’t say anything on this but his long distance friends do? Wait that is it. Because these friends don’t see him as much. He expect to see him the way he always has been for the last three years. He almost came to tears on the matter but quickly regained control of himself.
“Oh, I just have been changing I guess.”
“Yeah a lot. Inside and out.” This really got Craig, she knew that he was hiding something. “Are you sure you are alright?”
“Yes. Don’t worry. I have finally been able to be who I want to be. Basically I am finally able to grow up and not worry about what I feel inside. In a way by finding my way in life, I have learned to like Pokémon even more.”
“Oh how so?”
“Well in the Pokémon TV series, May starts Pokémon Training just to travel the world she is afraid at first to share her feelings but learns that there is nothing wrong with pursuing her dreams just the way she wants. I am kinda like that and I am going to be who I want to be in Pokémon. I want to play and be competitive and that is where I get the greatest moments from the game. I live to be the best I can be.”
“Wow I never looked at Pokémon that way.” Craig’s opponent said.
“Just remember that Pokémon is filled with many dreams and one of them is just yours. Just do what you want with Pokémon and be happy.”
“Okay I will.”
“Well I will see you later.” Craig said.
After a bit of time, round 2 started. Craig was suffering from sweat but not from his jacket. He felt butterflies in his stomach as well. He knew that he was going to suffer from his condition and could only think of his medication sitting at the bottom of his backpack. But too many people were around and he didn’t dare risk taking it out in public.
He never met his opponent before and it would have been a very fun battle. Craig stick to the battle saying little trying to ignore his body’s unusual reactions. He was pouring in sweat from his forehead. The battle was tougher from the last as well, two Rocket decks where going face to face. Craig pulled out his Rocket’s Mewtwo ex at the last second and did some quick reversals using the most powerful attack. The whole time his opponent was saddened to see Craig suffer inside. However both played their best. In the long run Craig won, and after a quick handshake and good luck to each other Craig quickly slipped off to a quiet restroom in the hall.
Craig looked around the restroom to see if anyone else was in there. Feeling safe he opened up his backpack and scavenged for the bottle. He quickly opened it and consumed his daily dose which was late because of the match. He could hear a muffled announcement that it was lunch for the National players and Craig took a quick sigh of relief just as he was about to pick up the bottle he accidentally dropped it on the floor and it rolled to the feet of his opponent from the last match.
Oh no, Craig thought. He was totally scared out of his mind. His opponent picked up the bottle and glanced at the label but then carefully read it with enlarged eyes. Craig had a tear in his eye realizing that a person he never met before discovered his secret.
“I see, so this is why you were about to faint on me.”
“Yes.” Craig replied.
“I guess I don’t know what to say about this though.” His opponent said. “I never met a person like you.” Craig looked down at the floor in total embarrassment. “But I wouldn’t dare say anything to anyone about this.”
“Thank you. I would appreciate that.” Craig replied with a smile.
“Can I ask why though are you doing this?”
“I just am not the way I am meant to be yet. I can’t really answer this. It is just something I must do. All of us have our origins and mine is more different from any other Pokémon Trainer. I just have a different path to follow.”
“Okay. Do you realize how it will affect you playing Pokémon?”
“Yes. I am afraid this year could be it for me.”
“Then I wish you the best. Hopefully you do good in the rest of the tournament.”
“Thank you.” Craig said. “For everything.”
The rest of the tournament was fun for Craig. He lost out in round four and five however made a comeback and barely fought his way into top cuts of the event. He fought hard however lost out in the quarter finals of the tournament. So in the long run he got seventh place. He was happy though, more happier than he had been in a long time. He somehow earned a sportsmanship award for his efforts and walked away loaded with Pokémon cards from the new set that just came out. He did however stopped at the upper lounge in Hampton and looked at the convention center which was decorated with the golden sunlight of the late evening. A tear came to his eye knowing that he would never be the same person next year.
10/13/2004, 10:17 PM
Chapter Three – The Letter
We all make choices that form our lives. Choices can have significant impact amongst one person, a community, or the entire world. Choices can break hearts in an instant. Can choosing how you live your life affect your dreams?
August 11th, 2005
It was a week before Worlds, a month had passed since the Origins gaming convention. Craig was busily decktesting on a stormy Saturday. He just moved into an small and old apartment in a quite mountain village in Colorado. He got a job working at the local grocery store but he really made money by his services as a webmaster. He kept to himself a lot and gave his position as a League Leader where he used to live to his best and smartest player and professor in his league. He was seen every now and then at nearby leagues in Denver however he started to be more and more of legend to local players now.
It was the beginning of Craig’s thirteenth deck test today. He started by letting his imaginary opponent go first. His deck was his classic Metagross/Gorebyss deck. The opposing deck was his most challenging deck to face against which was a Attack Mode Deoxys ex deck. He knew the devastation power of its second attack and he has failed to defend against it in every single blow. This game was no different the only thing he knew how to stop it was to drag it out early and use Wobbuffet to knock out its hit points. However he once again lost the battle.
He was considering about eight different decks to use and he intended to get a lot of meta gaming in before Worlds began. He knew that it would take every bit of strategy he had. In fact he had a notebook dedicated to writing down the notes of every opponent he faced against during the free time on the Friday.
He felt prepared to go to Worlds and felt that he would have a chance against some of the toughest decks around. Overall he was determined to do his best. However a heavy weight continued to weigh on his heart. Things were different for Craig now. As he looked around the creaking apartment he saw pictures of his roommate’s family adorning the entertainment center and kitchen shelf. There were no pictures of his family though. He knew why and a tear came to his eye every time he thought about it.
Preparing for Worlds was Craig’s only distraction from the new pains that inflicted his heart. He continued the notes of his mock battles while the Sun started to make it’s slow decent onto the mountains of Eldora. Soon he heard a small vehicle pull up by the apartments. He looked out the window to see the postman making one of his final stops in town.
Craig saw the postman put a few letters into his mailbox so he decided to take a break and walk out to see if there was anything to brighten his day. The weather was fair and a gentle breeze cooled his cheek. Craig waved by to the postman as he finished filling the complex’s mailboxes. Craig then pulled out his key and unlocked the box to his home.
Looking inside there were four letters. One was a mild bill from the electric company. One was for his roommate. The third was no more than another credit card application for him to shread. However the fourth was special.
The letter was white but on the back side had seven shades of color along the edge of the sealed flap of the envelope. The shades had images of Pokémon. It was a letter from Pokémon USA, Inc. Craig was surprised to see a letter for him after so long of resigning his place as league leader. He felt it and discovered it was only a single piece of paper. So it was business related no doubt.
He carefully opened the envelope and slowly pulled out the letter. He started to read it while standing. It started with him about he was qualified to going to Worlds. But then it moved on into Nationals that he was just at. He then dropped to the ground in disbelief of what it said next.
“No, this can’t be. This can’t be at all.”
Craig raced inside into the house and started up his computer. Sweat and tears started to shed from his face. Soon the Organized Play website came online and he navigated to the legal notices for this year’s Worlds. He was shocked to see the one line he didn’t want to see. He fell onto the desk dropping the letter on the floor.
A few hours later, Craig sat curled up on the couch watching a show on television. His faced was filthy from his tears. Soon he saw a figure from the dark approach the complex. He relized it was his roommate, Ann. They known each other from college and Ann decided to move in with Craig after becoming friends and following identical careers. The door soon opened and Ann walked inside.
“Hey…oh what is the matter?” Ann said as she saw the ruined look on Craig’s face.
“Hi Ann. I got a letter from Pokémon USA today.”
“Yeah so why is that bad?” Ann asked. Craig handed Ann the letter. She carefully read it and her jaw dropped. “No way! This is impossible.”
“It is though. I can’t go to worlds unless I…”
“How did they find out though?”
“Pokémon USA reserves the right to do checks on their professors, so I was afraid that they might find my public information missing. They looked into it and discovered my documents about what I am doing.”
“It figures then.” Ann replied. “At least they are still letting you go to worlds but only if.”
“If I conside to changing my information on their records as well. Which means I have to go to Worlds…” Craig stopped in mid sentence. He didn’t feel so scared than ever before. “What should I do.”
“Well,” said Ann. “You want to go to Worlds to compete right?”
“Yes.” Craig said.
“Then it is time.”
Craig took a deep breath. Ann was one of the very few who knew of his secret. He desperately tried to keep his secret locked tight but finally his failure at Origins caught up with him. He couldn’t imagine missing Worlds after all of the hard work he put in this year to get this far. However he also couldn’t imagine the humiliation if any of his friends discovered the truth. However he made up his mind quickly.
“You are right. Now is the time.”
Ann hugged her friend. Ann couldn’t have been happier that her friend made the right decision.
10/25/2004, 05:53 PM
Chapter Four – End of the journey
August 23rd, 2005
It was the day after Worlds, and it was a beautiful day in Nederland. Ann was getting lunch ready while keeping an eye on the computer that was reloading a web page every minute. It showed an online auction for the spare Pokémon cards from her roommate’s collection.
“Hey it is lunchtime!” Ann shouted out the window.
Craig was busy writing a letter as he sat next to the shore line of Nederland reservoir. A few tears stained the paper he was writing on. He still felt overwhelmed from the weekend. Although he faired well at Worlds he knew that his time had finally come.
Craig got up and headed for the apartment complex. He took along the letter he was preparing for his old friends. It wasn’t long before he walked into the door to his home.
“Craig, how are you doing?” Ann asked.
“Oh, good I guess.” Craig replied.
“Come on, Worlds couldn’t have been that bad especially after the placing you got.”
“I know, but I am more disturbed by the incident.”
“Yeah, I guess I can’t blame you. However, it really isn’t your fault in any way.”
“Should I have even gone to Worlds though?” Craig asked. “No one else should be affected by my fate.”
“Your human though and we all interact with each other. What choices one person makes will always affect everyone else.” Ann replied.
“It makes you wonder though, should Pokémon be for anyone?”
“I think so.”
“Why?” Craig asked.
“Well why do you like to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game?”
“It’s fun to me and this is a hobby I do best at I guess.”
“Exactly. Pokémon Organized Play works hard to make that happen for everyone who thinks the same way you do. This is something you choose to do.”
“But I am different from other people.”
“K…” Ann started to speak before correcting herself. “Craig you are who you are.You showed the world how much of a Pokémon Master who are. No one is going to dislike you for that. You showed your best at Worlds, I know it. I only wished I was there to watch it. I could just imagine what your old friends will be saying at their leagues for a long time.”
“Only if they knew I was really there.” Craig said.
“Hey come on. You knew the choices laid down on you. There was no choice but to be in secret. I am sure they’ll wonder why you never showed up but that is just the way things are meant to be.”
“They will miss you. You know that right?”
“Yes. I can’t afford to say everything in my letter, which might destroy me completely.”
“It is a farewell then, the end of the journey. Just like your best friend, they should understand.” Ann said. “Just say what you think is best. Now let’s eat.”
After lunch Ann followed Craig to the shoreline. He soon finished his letter, and sent it with the rest of the mail. They both looked to the mountains towards Denver. Craig took a deep breath and turned to Ann.
“She will have to fight even harder than what I did this year.”
“Yes, Kristy will have to show not only Colorado but the rest of the world, what she is made of.”
“I wonder what she will use this next tournament season.”
“You know the usual, what ever new fun idea pops out of her head.”
“Well I can’t believe this is it.”
“Some journeys come to their end but in place new ones will begin.”
“They better be ready because a new trainer is on the block now. Well what are we doing tonight?”
“How about a movie?”
“Sounds great. Let’s also go to the mall, I haven’t been to Colorado Mills in a long time.”
Craig and Ann went back to the apartment to get ready, soon both of them were in Ann’s car and taking a slow drive to Golden.
August 27, 2005
Steve was getting ready to start the new prerelease in Colorado Springs it was only fifteen minutes to the start of deck construction and he along with his fellow Professor was sitting at the computer entering players in.
“I still can’t believe Craig isn’t here. He never misses a prerelease for no reason. I think the only reason is because he is working but his job now allows him to be wherever he wants now.”
“Strange isn’t it?” Steve replied. “However Craig always had his special reasons. I knew he was fading this year, I just didn’t think he would actually quit.”
“I know.” The Professor said.
Soon the premiere tournament organizer came into the game room and handed Steve a letter.
“This was in the mail.” The PTO said.
“Thanks, hey it is from Craig.”
Steve immediately opened the letter.
I am writing because it is time to announce that my journey with the Pokémon Trading Card Game has finally come to an end. I know you didn’t see me at Worlds but I was actually there, I couldn’t afford to meet you as it would risk my ability to be in Worlds. The winds of my destiny has changed and now I have to say good bye.
I will miss all of you and all of you were great to work with. Please take care of yourselves. Eric will take over my league and I trust he will become a great T.O. in my place. Also with my departure, a new trainer will emerge. Please welcome her as she is determined to prove her skills to all of you as she did to me. Let her spirit fill my void that I will leave behind.
Thank you everyone, I can never forget the times you have given us.
“Wow.” said the Professor. “So he is really gone.”
“It appears so. It is a shame he had to leave us. But who is he talking about? He never mentioned anyone new coming to any of our leagues.”
“Yeah that is odd.”
The PTO was at the front counter still accepting registrations for the prerelease, soon he saw a young lady come in wearing a white Pokémon hat along with a white sweater with some sort of personal logo. It was a watermark of a poké ball under the shade of three peaks below was shadowy stripes forming a lake. She approached the counter.
“Hello,” the girl said. “I would like to sign up for the Pokémon prerelease tournament.”
“Okay.” The PTO said without hesitation, “I just need your name, birthdate and POP ID number if you have one.”
The girl quickly filled out the prerelease form, she was then directed to the PTO overall league sheet he kept for his records. After filling out both forms she paid her twenty dollars and waited for the directions of the PTO.
“Great Kristy.” He said “Just go around this counter and you will find the tournament will be in the game room in the back.”
“Thank you.” Kristy replied.
The PTO gave Steve the new entry and he entered Kristy into the computer. She was very lonely to herself as she sat alone. Steve then turned to look to see Kristy.
“Hello there.” Steve said.
“Hello.” Kristy replied.
“Are you new here?”
“Yes, this is my first time in this store. It looks like a pretty fun place.”
“Thanks. Hey you know how a prerelease works right?”
“Yes I do, I have been in one before.”
“Good,” Steve paused a moment. “Hey do you know Craig Simpson by any chance?”
“Yes I do, he used to live in my town of Nederland he got me ready to play more actively in Pokémon.”
“Yes. Unfortunitly he doesn’t live in Nederland anymore.”
“Oh wow. I guess he finally moved on. We got his letter saying something of the sorts. He even talked about you.”
“Oh yeah, he told me that you would receive that letter.”
“Well welcome and good luck.”
Kristy and the rest of the players of all ages soon was busy opening their packs from the latest Pokémon set. Kids were going crazy as the saw the new holos of some of their favorite Pokémon set. Kristy was just happy to be around what she hoped to be new friends. She looked out the window and saw Pikes Peak shining brightly from the sunlight.
“The journey begins.” She said to herself.
To the readers of this story,
I hope you enjoyed my two stories that told this amazing tale. This story looks into my future and I know my real journey as a Pokémon Trainer is starting to enter the final chapters. I don’t know how it will end but I know that it will be fun no matter what. This story is fictional although there are a lot of elements in here that are very true. By the ways, the cards mentioned in here are not for real and I don’t know what is truly to come for the future expansions of the trading card game. Also this story in no way speaks for Pokémon Organized Play or Pokémon USA, Inc. After all I am not a psychic.
However I foresee my future and that is what I wanted to share. I can’t say what is for sure to come for me but I am bound by a special destiny which I won’t ignore. Well until my end of the journey does come I know that I am going to push myself harder to be the best Pokémon Trainer I can ever be. I want all of you to do the same too. Sure I might be a professor and a league leader but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel the spirit of competition just as much as the traditional player.
Remember, true power comes from the spirit of the game and in your heart. I hope I have illustrated that in this story. There are many obstacles to overcome in order to win the big titles and more than just your next opponent. There are times when you yourself will be in the way. What does that mean? You will just have to find out for yourself.
Super Saiyan 3 Raichu
01/10/2005, 02:37 PM
touching. Astounding. Emotional. i give it a 12/10
01/10/2005, 11:47 PM
touching. Astounding. Emotional. i give it a 12/10
I am glad you enjoyed it so much. There was a comments thread to this but since the story is complete it really doesn't matter anymore. Anyways, I hope everyone enjoyed the mystery I have put into this story. I also hope that you all understand what this story is all about. Of course if you have any questions about anything you have read please let me know. Well thanks everyone.
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