Whoa ho ho, nice to see you here!
Naja's IV? Well, couldn't resist the temptation to set it to 31 for everything :sweatdrop:
And miraculously I didn't mess up :v: Naja doesn't count as a foreign pokemon. Fuck yes.
Anyways, lack of readers is seriously disappointing....
Chapter 1 :
GLORY FOR EKANS
Varano took a step out of his house. It was dark. Well, to be fair, it was rather late into the night. Woobats were flying around in the skies, filling the frigid night air with the sound of their beating wings, and the occasional screech when a few of them got into a fight with each other. Of course, having lived there for his whole life, Varano had grown used to the local wildlife, and thus was not distracted by them. Instead, he tried to remember where his friends were headed. Cheren must have went straight to the lab, but what about Bianca? It wouldn't hurt to pay her a visit, Varano thought, and thus he made his way to her house.
Much to his surprise, though, he stumbled upon a feud between father and daughter. It obviously was not a pretty sight. Bianca's eyes were red, tears could be seen flowing down her cheek. Her father's face was also red, although it was out of anger. Bianca, noticing that Varano was there, suddenly felt embarrassed. She quickly turned towards him, her face reddened. "Are you ok?" asked Varano.
"If you say so..." Varano replied. He had always known that Bianca's father was extremely protective of her daughter, but he would never have guessed that he would yell at her own daughter like that. Giving the old man a glare, he quickly made his way out and continued straight towards the lab.
"So," Cheren said, his arms crossed in front of him, his left foot tapping the ground beneath it, showing his impatience, "both of you are finally here, eh?"
Bianca turned her face away from Cheren, the dim light from the lab windows failing to reveal the emotion her face was displaying. Varano could only sigh at Cheren's ignorant behavior. "Cheren..." Varano replied, closing himself to the boy, before continuing his sentence softly, "Bianca just had an argument with her father. I think you shouldn't keep up with that attitude of yours."
Cheren looked somewhat shocked. "Uh, sorry then..." he said, "But, I guess we're all ready now, right?"
The professor laughed at Cheren's reply. It was, after all, obvious to anyone who lived in the small town that she was the one and only Professor Juniper. Heck, most people in Unova knew who she was. One of the famous pokemon professors, with her studies about how and when pokemon came into existence. Aside from that, she was also helping Professor Oak from Kanto to index all existing pokemon species. "Well then, let's get down to business then. Can you show me which pokemon have you picked?"
Varano quickly obliged and let his snivy out of his ball. The green snake didn't seem to really like the lab and hugged Varano's leg. Cheren and Bianca quickly followed suit, each of their pokemon sticking to their respective trainers, looking rather confused.
"They seem attached to you already!" Juniper added. "Well then, to deepen the bond between you and your partners, try giving them nicknames!"
Varano stroke his chin, trying to think up of a good name for his little green snake. His friends seemed to be thinking just as hard. It didn't take long for him to think up of a name, though.
"What about you two?" asked Juniper at Cheren and Bianca.
"Hmm, I'll call you Cean then!" Cheren said, quickly followed by Bianca, "Fango! Yeah, that should be good!"
"Well, now that's done..."
Cheren was not too amused by the professor's reaction. "Well, you kinda told our parents beforehand..."
"As you can see, our world is inhabited by 'pokemon'. My friend, Professor Samuel Oak asked me to help him index all existing Unovan pokemon with the pokedex. Well, I'm still somewhat bogged down in my research, so I can't go out there and catch them by myself."
Cheren, Bianca and Varano looked at each other, before finally nodding simultaneously.
The professor let out a satisfied smile, and handed the pokedexes to the kids.
"Also, Varano..." the professor added, "I heard that your family has a certain ability, right?"
Varano looked at Ophiodrys, still holding tight to his leg, before turning his attention back to the Professor. He answered with a silent nod.
"Hmm, I think someone might be interested in you. Well kids, I'll go ahead to Accumula. I'll see you there!" Juniper said before changing her lab coat for her traveling coat and walked out of the lab.
As soon as Juniper closed the door, Bianca turned towards Varano. "Hmm, Varano, we're going on an adventure, right?" she asked shyly, taking care so that Cheren couldn't hear her.
Varano nodded understandingly. "Yes, I suppose it would be good for you..."
Cheren, not noticing that Var and Bianca were conversing, quickly went out of the lab. Bianca quickly followed him outside. Varano shrugged and followed suit. What Var found outside though, surprised him. "Mom?"
Varano shook his head, while Cheren and Bianca couldn't help but to giggle.
"Well..." Var said as he received the map, "Thanks mom."
"It would be a nice nest for my Arboks" she said cheerfully. Bianca and Cheren burst into laughter, while Varano slammed his hand to his own face. "Just kidding, dear~" , Varano's mom added, resulting in him letting out a relieved sigh.
Having said that, Var's mother returned to her house.
Cheren and Bianca quickly took off without telling Varano anything, ending in him stumbling to catch up with them.
And then he was at route 1. Who would be his first catch, he wondered?
He noticed a brown blur running around in the bushes. Quickly he sent Naja out, ordering him to render the thing immobile. The snake quickly wrapped himself around the brown fur ball. A sentret.
"Eep, don't eat me! I'm too young to end as snake food!" the sentret yelled hysterically.
"Oh, but I'm hungry!" Naja replied, "I have only eaten some cheap-ass generic pokemon food! I want some real meat!"
Varano frowned. His mother clearly didn't give him the best snake of the lot. "Naja, don't! I need him alive! You can eat something later, I promise!"
The ekans quickly turned his attention to his trainer. "So, you can understand me? Like mother like son, I guess."
Varano nodded and tossed a pokeball at the still shaking sentret. It didn't struggle against capture, knowing that being caught would be much better than ending as a dinner.
"Well then, Mustel. I hope you'll get along with the team!" Var said as he put the sentret's pokeball into his bag. The sentret curled in his ball, still terrified.
END OF SESSION