It was just another day at school, until finally class was over. As the students left the room, Ray stayed behind packing his schoolbooks and preparing to go home.
Then, he noticed something important was missing as something disappeared from his pocket.
"Huh? What happened to my keys?", he whispered to himself, looking around his chair in order to find them, to no avail.
"How did I lose them? They were right on my—"
"Are you looking for this?", his thoughts were interrupted by a child's voice, coming from his left.... Which was strange, since no one was there aside from him for a long time, and children hardly came to this floor.
When he looked at that direction, an Abra was extending his hand to him, holding the ring his keys were attached to.
"Oh, thanks... Wait, what?!". More surprising than a child in the wrong place and not being as alone as he thought was seeing a Pokemon standing right infront of him.
"Yo-You are a Pokemon! ... Huh? Did I fall asleep while taking class? I must be dreaming..."
"Hey, I'm pretty sure I'm real! You're being pretty mean to someone who just helped you, you know?", it answered. Maybe it was some kind of cosplay, and a kid was trying to play a prank on him? Either way, Ray decided he'd just take his keys and leave, if that was the case... And it probably was.
"Fine, thank you for helping me find them", he replied with an impatient tone, since he always hated when someone tried to make a fool out of him like this Pokemon cosplayer. He grabbed the ring quickly.
"I really have to go no—".
As soon as Ray touched it, he felt a sudden dizziness, which made him fall to his knee.
"Gah—", he tried to regain his strenght, look around and try to get back up, but he saw himself somewhere impossible to reach because there was no door out- his school's roof.
Infront of him was a strange loli-like creature, or as he recalled, a Gothorita, sitting near the border. The Abra ran towards her almost imediately as he realized where he teleported to.
"Hey, Celes! I got him! My teleport worked!", he shouted, with a smile on his face and a happy tone.
She gave him a look, and then walked on their direction.
"Well done, Rinko. You made things much easier for us". She didn't sound too amused, still, she managed to smile for a second before facing Ray.
"So, it's nice to meet you at last. Sorry about the sudden meeting, it was necessary".
He couldn't help but feel confused at what was going on. If they were really real, then... How? The worst thing was, Ray knew he couldn't leave by normal methods, so he'd best try to sort out his situation.
"Hey, wait! Just who are you? And what do you want with me?".
"Okay, calm down, I'll explain", said the Gothorita, walking around him as she spoke,
"I'm Celes and this is Rinko. I hope you already understand that we're really Pokemon, as shown by his ability. So let's get over this part already. We've come to ask for your... help". She gave a sudden pause, as if searching for words.
"Right now, Pokemon are fighting over our island. The aggressors are too many and too strong, we can't stand agaisnt them as we are now. But with an human's help we will be able to fight back. You humans are our only hope... We believe you will help us defend ourselves and end this madness". Then she stopped walking and faced him with a serious expression, having to look up to match his stare.
"Are you going to help us?".
Everything seemed to happen too quickly, her explanation also didn't answer everything he had on mind.
"Why do you believe on me? I'm just a plain student. I don't know anything about wars, and I'm not studying on a military school either, sorry".
"This is where you're wrong. No one is 'plain', everybody has something special. We don't need an specialist to help us fight our battles. We need you as you are".
"Look, I really wish I could help, but I'm not as amazing as you make of me. I'm just a student—"
"Stop talking so lowly of yourself! This is the second time you make yourself a plain student. This is your chance to show yourself what you're really capable of, to stop being as ordinary as you claim, to do something useful, to serve a purpose. I've been watching you for quite some time, and I know you'll not disappoint us. So, is it yes or no? Do you want to be ordinary, or do you want to be special?". She extended her tiny arm towards him, waiting for a response.
"Fine, I will help you. Or at least, I'll try to help you. But I'm not guaranting anything". He extended his arm and grabbed her hand lightly. Celes replied with a smile, then looked at the Abra.
"This is a better answer. You'll learn how to trust yourself later. Come on Rinko, we're going home".
"Oh, at last! You two talk a lot, really. It's nice to see you accepted, human! Our island is pretty good, our only problem is the war"
When Rinko grabbed Celes' other hand, Ray felt dizzy once again. He closed his eyes, and for an instant thought about releasing his hand... Until he felt someone grab his wrist, pulling him.
When he opened his eyes, he was on a beach.
EDIT: This is the last post I'm going to make that are this huge, I promise. >:
edited 1st Oct '12 4:31:06 PM by Rapier