"You're practically in love with him, aren't you?" White asked, joining me.
"How could you think that?" Lyra asked, even though the answer was fairly obvious.
"Could we list you as a "Stalker with a Crush" on TV Tropes?" I asked again.
— Chapter 9: All You Need At The BW Agency!
A Miscellaneous Tale of Night and Day is a Pokémon Special fanfiction by Starran. An AU romantic comedy set in a school setting. The problem? They were all sent there against their free will, whether they accepted the scholarship or not. The main pairings are Special (Red and Yellow), Old Rival (Blue and Green), Manga Quest (Gold and Crystal), and Frantic (Ruby and Sapphire). Though there does seem to be some Agency (Black and White), hints of both Commoner and Haughty (Platina and either Diamond or Pearl), and Soul Silver (Lyra and Silver).Each student at Pokemon Special Talents Academy is chosen because they have a talent that exceeds human possibilities. No one can escape, and no one knows the reason for the existence of the school. However, it's almost forgotten when they adapt to the school's normal, easy setting. But as Yellow starts uncovering the past about Seae with the diary coming up things could end up being anything but easy... Can an ex-thief, a shy healer, a girl genius and a violent wild girl put aside their troubled pasts, emotional differences and their love problems to prepare for what is coming, or will friends turn on each other in an emotional mess?Four girls among these students are Blue, Yellow, Crystal, and Sapphire. This fanfiction follows their lives at PSTA, through hilarity and drama. Blue, who is secretly a thief who goes by the name of Aoi, plays as the hyper cupid of the group. Yellow acts as the shy, Shrinking Viola of the group, sweet and loveable , but is also a Hidden Badass. Crystal is the young genius of the group, and also seems to be the only one who seems to take things seriously. Then, lastly, Sapphire, our loveable Miss Badass, violent in every way.Each girl meets their certain guy, and lives on through their new lifestyle. Though events begin to unfold, and the mystery behind PSTA begins to open up to the world, and when history starts to repeat itself in more then one way the students of PSTA are going to be forced to prepare for the best, the worst and probably the funniest.A mix of hilarious romance, and dark mysteries loom in this fanfic. You're just going to have to read and see.
Accidental Public Confession: Blue and Crystal seem to walk into one from Sapphire to Gold. Though it's actually Sapphire encouraging Gold to confess his feelings to Crystal after hearing his story about their past.
Accidental Marriage: Averted, Blue ends up tricking Crystal and Gold to sign a contract, but you probably know what that means...
Action Girl: Sapphire all the way. She beats someone up in almost every chapter.
But it actually turns out Yellow's and even better example that Sapph of all people.
When she was younger, she completely blocked off Viridian Forest. Yup, she was that scary and that good at fighting!
Hey, she and Red got into a freaking one-on-one brawl.
Their pokemon were in the background, their fists were in each other's faces.
Green: "I was only going there to check up on the pokemon, I swear. I didn't want it horrifically dead, or starving to dead, or have fallen off the balcony, or anything like that, so I went there.
I immediately regret doing so.
Blue: "You LOST! TAKE IT OFF!"
Crystal: "NO! I DON'T WANNA!"
I stood there, frozen at the door, my hand stuck to the handle. I couldn't move, I couldn't breathe, I couldn't speak, I was just utterly shocked and confused on what was going on." -Green 'Chapter 16' 'Doubt and Day Care'
Cerebus Syndrome: The fic starts off relatively sweet and funny (well, except the whole kidnapped children thing). However, as it develops the plot gets a lot darker and more dramatic.
Chekhov's Gun: Remember the Queen's Pearl Blue stole in the prologue? It's the exact same artifact that had Iris cursed and Drayden's soul stolen by Darkrai twenty years ago.
Gold and Crystal are knocked unconscious due to the effects of some cupcakes in Karen's office. Anyone remember another conscious-related cake that appeared earlier in the chapters?
Chekhov M.I.A.: Red's older brother, Criomson had been said to have been missin, and even earlier Blue mentioned that she had a missing sister.
Guess who had been in the Gamma group just five years before?
Chekhov's Skill: Blue and her sister, Seae both have a knack for setting up couples. Blue had been the one who had Gold and Crystal married, finally making them a canon ship.
It's later revealed that due to explicit amounts of Time Travel, it was Seae who had started the ship in the first place, along with Lapis, by giving Crystal the encouragement to bring Gold a lunch.
They also stole the lunch he "forgot" too.
Childhood Marriage Promise: More or less with Gold and Crystal. It turns out that Gold and Crys are childhood lovers (almost) from Jr. High. Crys seems not to remember, but Gold finally has figured it out. Right after they got together (almost) Crys/Krissy promised Gold that if he could bake a cake better than her's one day, she would marry him. That is, until Gold's letter came...
Kid!Sapphire also did this to Kid!Ruby once, but she didn't know the concept that well back then, much to Ruby's embarassment.
Children Are Innocent: Candy sets this example for her first few seconds of screen time... until she opens her mouth.
Everyones A Super: Everyone accepted into the school has a superhuman talent. Crys is a Child Genius, Blue is the female equivalent to Spiderman, Yellow can heal and talk to pokemon, Sapph has Super Strength, Red is the Badassleader, Green can teach pokemon pretty much anything, no one really knows about Gold at first, but you can pretty much see that he's a breeder, and Ruby's talent has yet to be revealed.
We later discover that both Seae's friends (the Gammas), and two similar groups before them (the Alphas and Betas) had almost identical abilities, as they were all necessary for something that links Fionn, Iris' curse and Time Travel.
Ruby's not quite one of these, but the fates have truly conspired against him to throw everything possible between himself and Sapphire. Including himself. Twice. Both as Ms. Ruka, being the only friend Sapphire trusts not to tell Ruby about her predicament, and as his younger self, who Sapphire feels she is betraying by falling for the same guy.
Irony: Displayed plenty of times throughout the fic.
Crystal (after playing Palkia invaders with Gold): "Ever have the striking feeling that the people who made this game should have called it "Space Invaders"?"
Gold: "Come on! What kind of name is "Space Invaders"? No one would buy a game called "Space Invaders"!"
Immortality Hurts: Iris. It hurts so much she's been driving almost the entire plot to fix it. Although we're not sure how...
And as it just happens to turn out, if you read carefully, and just take a second look at Crimson Ross's last name.
Just Friends: Red and Yellow, nobody else wants to be considered "Friends"
as of Chapter 16, Gold and Crystal are no longer of this trope.
Love Chart: Blue seems to be creating her own in that little blue notebook of her's. The thing is that if there's a pairing in her notebook then it Must Be Canon.
And when Sapphire and Gold accidentally induced some crack, as described in Accidental Public Confession above, then Blue's entire mind explodes and she starts writing the most dreaded of all things: Crack Slashfics.
Mind Screw: Where do you even start? Firstly there's everybody's crazily linked backstories. Then you find out that it was all because of the Gamma group, consisting of Seae and her friends. All due to TimeTravel, and that all of that is because Iris is cursed with freaking immortality.
Mouthy Kid: Candy. No one knows who she is or where she came from, but as soon as she opens her mouth, you just want to shut her up. It's hinted that she has absolutely no idea what she's saying, since she just absorbed it all in from what she heard. But her popularity also skyrocketed because of this, and because of the fact that she hinted that Crys and Gold were her actual parents.
"Candy": "Mama is always busy at work, and Papa said I couldn't say anything in front of Mama because Mama would beat the crap out of him. He says that would be bad, really, really fuc—"
Crys: "I wonder what kind of family she had back home..."
Oblivious to Love: Ruby and Blue are perfect examples. Blue is too busy shipping her friends to notice Green, while Ruby is stuck on the sewing machine instead of paying attention to Sapphire's feelings.
Blue: "It's fun when it happens to you guys, it's awkward when it happens to me. Do you know how that feels?"
Crystal: "You made me feel that way for the past month!"
Blue: "Because it was fun! It still is!"
Black seems to fit this trope, as well.
Original Character: Mamoru, Sapph's super stalker with "invisibility" talents, unfortunately.
The R-G Double Crew: Lecca, Toni, Yuuno, and Dani.
The Talk: Weirdly enough, Crystal got the pretty much screwed up version as a kid and is still getting fed lies now, while perverted Gold forced it out of his father years ago.
Sapph is also being deceived.
There Are No Therapists: Well, if you have to resort to Gold of all people to help work through your relationship problems, you really are out of options. Crystal does the same for the girls, although they probably just made poor Ruby worse.
Time Travel: In the single greatest MindScrew in a plot literally filled with them, it transpires that the main characters are set up to become the fourth group of time travellers, in order to somehow cure Iris' curse and save her adoptive father. To make it even crazier, the third group were Seae and her friends from her diary, who have been directly (in Seae's case) or indirectly influencing pretty much everything that's happened in the backstories of the fourth group.Yeah.