->"Son, it's about time I tell you how I met your mother."
->"What...? It's 2 AM!"
-->-- '''Summary'''

Tropers/KayiRowling's most recent work (started in June 2010). As of this writing, it's currently on its fourth chapter, entitled "Chapter 4 of ?". The beginning, "Chapter 1 of ?", may be read at [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6020203/1/ Fanfiction.net]] and at the [[http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/showthread.php?t=66521 Bulbagarden Forums]]; from there, navigation towards newer chapters is easy.

The summary of the story, copy-pasted everywhere you look, is: ''“Son, it’s about time I tell you how I met your mother.” “What…? It’s 2 AM!” A [=SilverspawnShipping=] dish with a moderate amount of LOL sauce''.

A more detailed summary may actually care enough to tell you that this is a fanfic set in the Manga/PokemonSpecial verse, featuring [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Silver]] and [[AntiVillain Giovanni]] as the latter tells the former about the time he met his [[LoveInterest one-true-love]], the [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HGSS]] Rocket Executive [[EvilRedhead Ariana]]. HilarityEnsues via the unexpected jokes that slip past your defenses every now and then. The short dialogue in the summary naturally [[NeverTrustATrailer never happens]] (it ''is'' 2 AM when it starts, though)

...needless to say, this is purely {{Fanon}}, and it may be {{Jossed}} in its entirety at any moment by the manga's own [=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=] chapter.

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!!''[[LongTitle Garnets and Cherries]]'' contains examples of the following tropes (as of "Chapter 4 of ?"):
* AmoralAttorney: Archer.
* BasementDweller: Petrel.
* BetaCouple: [[spoiler: Orm's presence is confirmed for a future chapter in the Author's Notes of "Chapter 4 of ?", not to mention that it was already established that someone was courting Sird and [[Manga/PokemonSpecial he's the most likely candidate]].]]
* BoomTown: Viridian City some time after the opening of the gym.
* ChekhovsArmoury
* ChildProdigy: Giovanni was a gym leader at the age of nine, and before him there was no gym at Viridian City.
-->'''Narrator''' (Silver's side): "Talk about an ego booster."
* [[TheCityNarrows City Narrows]]: Viridian City's were explored swiftly by Giovanni and Ariana in "Chapter 4 of ?". [[TooDumbToLive At night.]]
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Sird forbids Giovanni to use his Viridian Forest powers because they hurt him, but he always thinks he can fool her and uses them anyways.
** "Chapter 4 of ?" discusses this:
--->'''Silver''': "And you ''still'' decided it was for the best to use it back then?"
--->'''Giovanni''': "[[YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb I was young and believed myself to be immortal]], son; it's obvious that I did."
* DefensiveFeintTrap: Ariana basically starts her battle with Sird by spamming Synthesis to heal her Oddish as it keeps being hurt, even doing Sunny Day to make it more effective. [[FridgeBrilliance She also attempted to order]] [[EpicFail a Tackle against Starmie]]. [[spoiler: Then she ''evolves her Oddish mid-battle'' and retaliates with [[SuperweaponSurprise SolarBeam]], which is powered up by ''Sunny Day, of all things!'']] In the end, her Pokémon lost solely because of ''bad timing.''
* DesignatedGirlFight
* DishingOutDirt: The specialty of Viridian City's Gym are Ground Pokémon. [[spoiler: Don't trust that bit of information, or ''you're dead''.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Ariana, more often than not. Giovanni calls her out on it in "Chapter 3 of ?". [[spoiler: But he helps her recover her stolen things in "Chapter 4 of ?" anyways.]]
* DotingParent: Giovanni to Silver.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Proton, who allows his mother to stick around while he trains. [[TeamMom The rest of the team loves her too]].
* FamilyBusiness: Giovanni started Team Rocket, Ariana joined, [[spoiler: and Silver is currently leading them now that his father has been forced into retirement.]]
* FieryRedhead[=/=]EvilRedhead: [[HeroesWantRedheads Ariana]] and ''all'' her side of the family. Silver is [[RedHeadedHero another trope]], though.
* {{Flashback}} and FramingDevice: Silver's side of the narration encases Giovanni's flashbacks, which are the main story.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Archer.
* [[spoiler: GenerationXerox]]
* [[TheHeretic Heretic]]: Ariana, according to her father. Their family worships [[OlympusMons Arceus]] and is against Pokémon training, by the way.
** As of VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite, [[spoiler: this cult (or [[InsistentTerminology religion]]) might remind some fans of Team Plasma and N.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: See BetaCouple.
* [[spoiler: INeverToldYouMyName]]: "Chapter 4 of ?".
* {{Jossed}}: In "Chapter 1 of ?", hideouts are vaguely implied to be as small as they seem to be in the [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Ruby and Sapphire games]]. Not only is this [[TheyJustDidntCare inconsistent]] with PokemonSpecial canon, but [[spoiler: Silver's hideout in HGSS is a small cottage, so even if he moved out of it, he'd have chosen something around the same size and not just a hole in a wall or tree.]]
** Thanks to VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite, the second paragraph of "Chapter 1 of ?", where the [[Manga/PokemonSpecial Pokedex holders']] latest adventure is detailed, can't be talking about Isshu.
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre: Yes, Proton, we know what you mean.
* [[TheLancer Lancers]][=/=][[TheDragon Dragons]]: Whether or not you consider Giovanni to be in an heroic role, Sird and Archer occupy this role at the same time.
* LongTitle: Usually shortened to "Garnets and Cherries".
* LovableSexManiac: Proton.
* LoveAtFirstSight
* MafiaPrincess: Giovanni's mother.
* MissingMom: Ariana, who's closer to Silver than what he thinks she is; her own mother isn't mentioned either. And Giovanni's mother is dead during the flashbacks, [[spoiler: and has been since he was nine.]]
* MoralityPet: Admit it, Sird's relationship with her Starmie (and possibly her Meowth too) is ''special.''
* MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: ''Damn it,'' Beedrill!
** "Chapter 4 of ?":
-->[[spoiler: '''Weavile''']]: "I think you're after my mistress, sir."
* NayTheist: Considering there's a cult (or [[InsistentTerminology religion]]) worshiping [[OlympusMons Arceus]], it's safe to say anyone that isn't with them fits this trope. [[spoiler: Giovanni definitely is, though.]]
* [[TheNicknamer Nicknamer]]: Proton.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Ariana, as part of her battle strategy. Shame Sird prefers more direct approaches, and beats her up for it.
* ObliviousToLove: [[spoiler: Giovanni is a special case, since he's very much [[LoveAtFirstSight in love with Ariana]], but he doesn't realize she likes him back.]]
* OnceAnEpisode: The narration on Silver's side will remind you that he's ''tired'' ([[RunningGag word always in italics]]), and his thoughts will eventually get to [[CoolBigSis Blue]] and [[FriendlyRival Gold]].
** Ariana is also the one uttering the last line of every chapter.
* ParentalSubstitute: Sird for Giovanni. Silver's not pleased to hear about it.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: With lots of commas, and didn't mean anything by the end of the battle in "Chapter 2 of ?".
* PsychicPowers: The manifestation of the powers of a Viridian Forest child usually have a couple of this, mainly {{Telepathy}}, [[spoiler: but Giovanni's include a form of mind control instead of being able to heal Pokémon like [[Manga/PokemonSpecial Yellow and Lance]] do]].
* PurpleProse: The fic's title came out from Giovanni's description of Ariana, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny after being interrupted by Silver's complaint]] (see RunningGag and ShoutOut below). The paragraph itself was a parody.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Ariana, her [[{{Fanon}} sister]] [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Mars]], and their father. Arguably, the two girls aren't evil or dangerous, [[spoiler: until they grew up.]]
* RedheadInGreen: "Chapter 4 of ?" reveals that Ariana has been wearing green all along.
* RunningGag: Silver is ''tired'' not tired.
** Giovanni's side of the narration remarks that Ariana isn't beautiful twice before Silver finally breaks it in "Chapter 3 of ?":
-->'''Silver''': "I'm beginning to think you are saying that ''on purpose.''"
** On Giovanni's side, the word "politeness" (and related terms, such as "polite") is ''always'' between quotes when he refers to [[BystanderSyndrome bystanders not caring enough]].
* ScheduleSlip
-->[[spoiler: '''Tropers/KayiRowling:''' ''DAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMN!!!'']]
* ShipperOnDeck: Parodied in "Chapter 4 of ?" by [[spoiler: Petrel commenting on Archer and Proton's relationship on passing]].
* ShoutOut
** Scene changes will undoubtedly remind you of Film/ThePrincessBride.
-->'''Giovanni''': "As you wish."
** Apparently, [[spoiler: [[Manga/PokemonSpecial Blue]] has read either Literature/{{Twilight}} or GoneWithTheWind,]] if one goes along Silver's complaint over Giovanni specifying Ariana is ''not'' beautiful. [[spoiler: She might have also made him read whichever novel it was, but he denied everything when asked.]]
* [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Smurfette Principle]]: The Viridian Gym trainers, unlike Team Rocket, don't respect the 1-girl-per-4-guys rule. [[spoiler: They're actually closer to 1-girl-per-''40''-guys.]]
* SoapOperaDisease: Giovanni's.
* StalkerWithACrush: [[spoiler: Ariana thought this of Giovanni, until he clarified who he was in "Chapter 4 of ?"]].
* [[spoiler: StartOfDarkness]]: Ariana joining the gym at the end of "Chapter 4 of ?" [[spoiler: eventually led to her joining Team Rocket. Giovanni even mentions in "Chapter 2 of ?" that she, unlike many others in Team Rocket, wasn't a criminal in the beginning.]]
* TenderTears[=/=]TearsOfRemorse: ''Someone'' wasn't expecting to lose when challenging the Viridian Gym. Continues crying after.
* TermsOfEndangerment: Sird has a lot of these in store for Ariana. She has a preference for "hon(ey)" and "Skitty".
* TrueCompanions: ''Everyone'' at Viridian City's gym for Giovanni. The relationships among them vary, though. [[spoiler: For example, Petrel is well-liked by both Sird and Ariana, and Archer ''despises'' Proton.]]
* UnreliableNarrator: Giovanni abstains from using Ariana's name when telling Silver his story, [[spoiler: and who knows how much more information he's withholding from his son, [[RashomonStyle unintentionally]] [[SelfServingMemory or not.]]]]
* VagueAge: Silver is "nearly twen--!" years old.
** During the flashbacks, Giovanni is around Silver's age (he's a "twenty-something year old")
** Averted with Ariana: she's ''nineteen.'' However, her father was able to initially convince Giovanni she was ''[[OlderThanTheyLook fifteen...]]''
* WordSaladTitle: ''Not'' justified, but you'll notice the fragmented TitleDrop when it happens.
* {{Yakuza}}: Giovanni's side of the family.

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Since this work is on-going, please don't be afraid to add the tropes you find; there's no better constructive criticism, really...

Atte. Tropers/KayiRowling