Destiny's Spirit - Episode FIVE Up Pokémon: Destiny’s Spirit Episode One – Chosen by Moonlight The sunset was closing on another day in New Bark Town. Mt. Silver’s snowcapped peak turned gold. The cool breezes of the night began to blow. Many residents were retiring for the night. The most pokémon across the land were returning to their nest while pokémon like hoothoot would start to sing their soothing songs to the evening sky. Overall things were going as they should be, peaceful and quiet. On the north-eastern end of town, a girl stood out on a rock watching the sun go down. She was alone, only a pouch containing a few berries that she picked today was laid next to her. As time passed by, she thought of what tomorrow would bring for her, because tomorrow would be her first day as a pokémon trainer. She indefinitely looked forward to it, and she was ready to pick her first Pokémon. “Kristy!” a distant voice called out. “Time for bed!” Kristy stood up on the rock and began to make her trip home. She wished she could stay out a few more minutes later. She often taken trips to the small mountain, she would see a variety of pokémon like rattata, pidgey, sentret, and even some rare poochyena. Some would even come to eat the berries she would find. It was her time to be away. It would probably her only regret to leave to start her pokémon training. Kristy safely made it home. Her home was a simple stained cider house, with a fine lawn and garden. Inside were a tidy kitchen, a cozy living room, and two bedrooms one being her own. In the living room her mother was reading a book in their living room with the company of a warm fire. She put down the book and got up to hug her daughter. Kristy hugged as tightly as she could. “So are you ready for tomorrow?” Her mother asked. “Yes mom, I am ready. I have looked forward to it for so long.” “Well get some good rest and then you can see Professor Elm in the morning.” “Okay. Good night.” “Good night honey, sweet dreams.” Kristy slipped into bed, staring at the high peak of Mt. Silver. Slowly the moon came into view of her window. It was a full moon tonight. As hours passed, Kristy was deep asleep. From Kristy’s window, the moon soon focused at the very peak of Mt. Silver. It was then something extraordinary happened. A silver beam shot down from the edge of the peak right the window and bright light filled the room as a quiet searing sound erupted. Kristy was undisturbed by this. When the light lifted, a faint red glowing distortion about five feet long hovered over her. It looked down at her. The red distortion soon opened two glowing blue eyes. Kristy began to rise from her bed. The light sheets and covers from her bed fell off as her slow ascent continued. The distortion seemed to turn in an upside down position and began to lower itself. When Kristy and the distortion met the distortion seemed to flow into Kristy and she drifted onto her bed. Kristy woke up. She discovered that her blankets fell off, but she also felt disorientated and confused. She got up and went into the bathroom to splash her face with cold water, when she looked in the mirror she discovered that her eyes were different. She always had green eyes, but now they looked blue, bright blue at that. She would continue to ponder this, but her fatigue wouldn’t allow it. She tucked her self in again and drifted back to sleep. It was around 5:45 am when the sky turned to a ruby red color. The new day was quickly approaching. Kristy, despite her unusual awakening last night, once again raised her self from her bed when the soft songs of taillow and the annoying crow of dodrio began. After she cleaned her self up and got dressed, she once again looked in the mirror. To her surprise, her eyes were still blue. Kristy packed the rest of her things into her backpack. Which included, 2 sets of clothes, a small first aid kit, and potions for whatever new pokémon she was about to get, along with some food, and pokéballs. Yet overall her pack still had room for future items she would pick up. She tidied up the rest of her room, for it would be the last time she would be in it for a long time. When she went into the kitchen, a small breakfast was ready. It consisted of cereal, fruit and toast. It was almost like any day really. Her mother was at the sink cleaning some other dishes. When Kristy’s mother turned around to look at her daughter, she discovered the color change in the eyes. “What happened?” “I…I don’t know. Last night I just woke up suddenly and discovered they were like this.” Kristy said. “Strange. I never heard of something like this.” Her mother said. “Maybe we should…” “Mom,” Kristy interrupted, “I have waited for this day for so long. I really don’t want to postpone it.” “Okay. Are you feeling alright?” “I do. I really do.” After breakfast was done, it was around 6:34 in the morning. Kristy slipped on her backpack. She gave one last hug to her mother. Then she left the house. She turned back one last time to wave her mother farewell. After that, she proceeded to her favorite spot once again. By the time she made it to her rock, she sat down and was looking to the east this time. A bright shine emerged from the southern side of Mt. Silver. The sun rose amongst the clouds hovering over Kanto. Amongst this extraordinary scene Kristy thought to her self. This will be my time. I will be a great trainer. She climbed back down and went to the opposite end of town. It was about seven o’ clock when she arrived at a two story building with large yards. Next to it was a Pokémon Center. When she approached the front door, she gave a knock. “Just a minute! Ouch!” a voice called out. “Professor Elm?” Kristy said. Kristy entered the building. Inside contained several large machines, along with some test tubes and Bunsen burners. Outside, she saw other trainer’s pokémon grazing in the fields. As she turned around a corner she saw the professor buried in books and paperwork from a fallen bookcase. She rushed to his aid. “Professor Elm, are you alright?” She asked. “Ouch! Oh, Hi Kristy. I was trying to find a book when the stood collapsed. However, yes I am alright. Well then, are you ready to being your pokémon training?” “Yes I am.” Kristy said. “Okay then. Come with me.” Elm said. Elm took Kristy to a cylinder like table. On top in a circle were three pokéballs. One ball contained a leaf mark on it, the other a fire symbol, and then a water drop on the third. Kristy knew these were the three starting pokémon found in the Johto region: cyndaquil, chikorita, and totodile. “You can pick any one of these pokémon. Since you are the only new trainer this year, you have total free choice to any that you choose.” Elm said. “Okay, I think I’ll pick…” Before Kristy could finish her sentence or even take a ball, a window smashed open with a small explosion that followed. Kristy and Elm both duck to ground. Kristy looked up and saw two black boots walking towards them. Kristy got up to confront the intruder. “Who are you?” Kristy demanded. The stranger raised its hand and punched Kristy in the face. Kristy fell hard to the ground. Moaning in small pain, she looked up and saw that the stranger was a young woman wearing black clothes with the jacket having a red “R” on its front. The stranger grabbed the pokéballs and started to dash for the broken window. “No you don’t!” Kristy yelled and she gave pursuit. The chase led out of town and into a forest which was a shortcut to Violet City. However the thief was starting to outrun Kristy. Kristy was so desperate though. The chase led deeper and deeper into the forest. Kristy was about to collapse from exhaustion when something miraculous started to happen. Her eyes began to shine a bright blue, and she lifted herself off of the ground and charged at lightning fast speed at the thief. Kristy raised her arm above the girl’s head and punched at the back of her. The force of the punch made the thief fly into a nearby tree. Kristy gracefully made her landing while the thief was knocked unconscious with a bleeding lip. Kristy took a deep breath, while taking the pokéballs from the mysterious girl. After picking up the totodile ball, Kristy noticed a small card hanging out of the inner pocket of the jacket. She picked it up and looked at it. It had the picture of the person along with some sort of code name called “Firestar.” It also said “Rocket Elite 12.” Kristy took the card, thinking that the police would want some evidence about who attacked the lab. Kristy started to walk off when Firestar came to. Quickly clamping her pack and discovering that it was emptied she got to her feet. She saw Kristy and charged her. Kristy noticed her coming and dodged her punch. She took some distance from Firestar but Firestar now blocked the way back to New Bark Town. “Back off. You are not getting these pokémon!” “Yes I am! Surrender them or I will take them by force. I am Firestar of Team Rocket. I have some use for those pokémon so now give them to me.” She shouted. “Forget it! Cyndaquil I choose you!” She commanded as she tossed out the appropriate pokéball. Cyndaquil looked ready for action as it cried “Cynda!” “Cyndaquil, I am sorry we have to meet like this so suddenly but that person is trying to kidnap you and your friends. Can you help me?” “Cynda.” The pokémon said as it nodded. “Well then if you want a fight, you have got one!” Firestar said as she pulled out a black colored pokéball and tossed it revealing a pidgeotto. “Pidgeotto gust attack!” “Cyndaquil, use ember.” Cyndaquil fired off a small fireball while pidgeotto gusted it away and also gusted Cyndaquil into a tree. The wounded pokémon cried out in pain. Kristy rushed to its aid. Carrying it in her arms she pulled out her next pokéball. “I am sorry Cyndaquil. But it was a good first shot. Totodile, I choose you now!” The chomping, dancing pokémon popped out of its pokéball. Pidgeotto made aim for its new target. It charged this time with tackle but totodile evaded the attack. Totodile bounced around ready for action. “Totodile, use your water gun attack!” Kristy commanded. “Toto-dile!” Totodile said as it sprayed water at Pidgeotto, but the bird was too quick to chase down. It struck totodile with full force. Kristy knew this wasn’t working either but had to keep trying and called out Chikorita. “Chikorita, I need your help now. Use your razor leaf.” “Chiko!” Chikorita fired off several leaves right at pidgeotto, and hit it but the attack wasn’t effective. Pidgeotto made the worse blow with quick attack. Now all three pokémon seemed done for and Kristy was out of options. Until Cyndaquil jumped out of her arms and talked to the other pokémon. “Cynda, cyndaquil!” “Toto!” “Chiko!” All three pokémon fired off their best shots right at pidgeotto. Pidgeotto took the blow hard and smashed into a tree branch. It fell to the ground unconscious. Kristy couldn’t believe her eyes. “Yes! Great job all of you!” “Hmph! Think it is over yet?” Firestar said. “As for you, stupid bird, get back in your ball!” “Wait! That’s not anyway to talk to your pokémon!” Kristy shouted in anger. “Like you think I care. Now take this!” The next pokémon to come out was a giant beast. It was a charizard. With an evil look in its eye it looked like it was ready to take on Kristy herself. Kristy position herself in front of her pokémon. Spreading her arms out ready to block any attack. “Now its time to pay for what you did to me! Charizard, fire blast her!” A flaming cross with two extensions came charging at her. Kristy cried out while her eyes once again turned bright blue and her body glowed. Upon impact of the fire blast, it simply deflected off of her. Kristy then raised her arms and used psychic to force Firestar and her Charizard onto trees. Firestar was knocked unconscious again and her Charizard was knocked out. About a quarter-mile away, Professor Elm, New Bark Town’s Officer Jenny and the rest of the police force was going through the forest looking for Kristy. Kristy limbed forward to Firestar, but felled to the soft forest floor. She too passed out. Cyndaquil, Chikorita, and Totodile approached her and tried to wake her, but couldn’t. They all cried out for help. “Wait, do you hear that?” Professor Elm asked. “What?” Jenny replied. “Cynda!” “This way!” Professor Elm said as he dashed off with Jenny close by. The team raced through the forest following the voices of cyndaquil, chikorita, totodile. When they got to Kristy they were in for a shock. Kristy, Firestorm and her pokémon were all still out cold. The three starting pokémon stood by Kristy’s side. When Kristy woke up, she found herself in her bed. Feeling pain all over her body she only turned her head to see that her mother was by her side. Officer Jenny was in her room along with New Bark Town Pokémon Center’s Nurse Joy and Professor Elm, sleeping in a chair. “Wake up. Wake up!” Nurse Joy said while slapping Professor Elm’s knee. “What? What? Is dinner ready?” “No. She is waking up.” Jenny said. “Kristy, are you all right?” Her mother asked. “I think so.” Kristy replied. “Mom, I am sorry.” “No, no. There is nothing to be sorry about. Now get some rest for now.” Kristy laid back down, and drifted to sleep. Officer Jenny and Professor Elm both retired for the night, while Nurse Joy remained to watch over Kristy’s condition. Her mother continued to stay by her side. As sunset approached she turned to Nurse Joy. “Do you think she is going to be all right?” “I think so. It’s just that I have seen countless psychic type pokémon have an energy drain like this after a battle. Never though has there been a human, even one with telekinetic powers, who has suffered the same condition for any reason.” As the night came, Kristy slept peacefully with three pokémon at her side.