Just the facts

I did not know if it was the hot tea, the food or the general ambience but sleep was finally getting to me and I felt the urge to find a bed and rest. I thanked my hosts for their hospitality and excused myself, but the little one just blocked my path. Her wide eyes…

Compensation

I grabbed the cup with both hands and nearly burned myself in the process, but the intense heat soon faded and I was able to enjoy the warmth and pleasant smells that emanated from the big cup of tea in my hands. Mint if I was not mistaken. “Drink up, it’ll restore your energy after…

Elderly advice

“Stop pestering the boy!” “I’m not…” “Yes you are! Now stop it! “ The elder woman, Vicky, had effectively shutdown Victor’s attempt at dialogue. “If only you were this talkative when you were younger…” “Mom!” “Don’t you mom me, only I know what you were like back then.” Victoria and Vivi where barely containing their…

Mid Morning Snack

I proceeded cautiously. Previous experiences had made me wary of such open invitations, especially so close to the town where I had been should I say, abducted? “Hurry up in here and close the door! We have freshly baked bread and it will not take long ’til it is cold.” I took several steps forward,…

Last rock thrown

“Very well sonny! You did much better than I had anticipated, but you are not out of the woods yet!!” Vicky reached for another pokéball and released yet another unknown pokémon to me, one that was small and metallic. No, not metallic, the pokémon itself seemed to be pink and covered in armor. “Go my…

Energetic!

I had never seen someone with so many years under her belt display such an enormous amount of energy. The elder woman, Vicky, knelt on the battlefield and then opened a pokéball while uttering a prayer at the same time, one I could not hear. The small, blue pokémon that appeared on the battlefield was…

Progeny protector

As the small child disappeared into the house, a much older version of her stepped out. Small steps, small stature, white, bundled hair and a very wrinkly face. Her eyes resembled two deep creases and her voice was somehow sweet and raspy depending on which words were spoken. “My, my… How dare you make my…

The child leaves

Vivi put away her pokéballs and stared at me for a few seconds with a mix of sadness and anger in her eyes. “I so did not see myself starting the day in this manner. This stinks…” She began shaking and wiping her eyes as tears were starting to form. Her body turned away from…

Overwhelming cuteness

Vivi released yet another pokémon, one I had not seen before and that caught me completely off guard. This pokémon was very furry and it bunched up in cute little bundles along its small body and long ears. Its long, wagging tail and big round eyes incited warm feeling towards my enemy, so much so…

Sweetness

The pokémon that now appeared before me was definitely a strange one but I had seen it before, a Vanillite. “My pokémon might be cuddly but her attacks are as cold as ice.” I encouraged Kirlia to use “Confusion”, inflicting the state on her enemy, to my great satisfaction. The opposing pokémon was so confused…

Safer choice

There was an obvious replacement among my pokémon, one against whom water attacks wouldn’t be so effective, Kirlia. My ally was more than eager to take to the field, summoning a column of colorful leaves around the small finneon and effectively ending the battle with “Magical Leaf”. “Awww… you could’ve waited a little bit longer…

Floating Beauty

The released pokémon was one I had seen before, a beautiful fish type pokémon called Finnneon. She could’ve released her pokémon into the nearby body of water but instead chose to unleash a mist within which her pokémon was now swimming. “You like my pretty pokémon? Don’t let it fool you, it’s as powerful as…