A Fire Within- Chapter 2, Part 1A Fire Within- Chapter 2, Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A few days had gone by. A memorial had already been held for Mr. Moore, and while Flannery was busy with her gym duties and organizing Grandfather's things according to his short will, Jarica was gathering everything she thought she'd need for a journey. By sundown she had everything ready.
Flannery made a call to Pokémon Professor Birch, and notified him that Jarica was going to become a trainer this year. He assured them that there would be plenty of starter pokemon shipped in just in time for the new wave of trainers to choose. Normally Jarica would have simply gone to the Lavaridge Pokemon Center to pick up her starter, as any other trainer might have. However, Birch had mentioned that if Jarica ever made the choice,she should go to his lab where he had some other things to give her, in addition to the starter.
Every year on a designated date in April, new trainers were permitted to go to Birch's lab in New Bark town or a Pokemon Center in their own town, to resister as an off
Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 1Part One: Meet the HumansAdventures of a Glaceon, Ch 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter One: Aqua
Boreas yawned as he stared off at the passing riverbanks, bored out of his skull. There was absolutely nothing to do on the small motorboat except being bored. Earlier that day, the excitement of the chase had left no time for boredom, but now that Team Plasma had escaped, Boreas really noticed how long the way back to Driftveil was. He couldn't even play with Black, his trainer, as he was too busy steering the boat. Maybe I should just ask him to return me to my pokéball, thought Boreas, at least I'll be out of the direct sunlight in there.
Boreas sighed and stared at the riverbanks again, but this time something caught his eye. They were passing by a small rock in the river, and on the rock was a very cute Vaporeon, sunning. Her shapely body was covered in blue fur that sparkled in the Sun, her finned tail was about as long as the rest of her body, and when she looked up as the boat passed Boreas saw she had a
Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 5Chapter Five: Boreas' First BattleAdventures of a Glaceon, Ch 54 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A light spring drizzle fell from the sky and made small puddles on the road as Black and his pokémon walked over Route 2. Unlike Route 1, Route 2 was a paved stone road, and cars and bicycles would occasionally pass them. Thanks to the road's good condition they covered a larger distance every day than on Route 1, but they met few wild pokémon. Black wore a long raincoat, but Octa and Boreas thought the rain was quite refreshing and didn't want to be protected from it.
At some point they became aware of a strange rattling noise, very far away. Over several minutes it became louder and clearly came from behind. A human boy on a bicycle was approaching, slowly overtaking them. As he approached the rattling noise that a piece of paper stuck in his wheel made became louder and more annoying. When he finally overtook them, he suddenly braked and made a skidmark two metres long.
“Hey dude!” shouted the boy as he jumped off his bike
Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 30Aqua hummed contently as Boreas gently rubbed her stomach. They were in a clearing in the forest where they had gone to watch the Sun set. "You really shouldn't have overeaten so much," said Boreas, "if you had eaten like a normal person, your stomach wouldn't hurt right now."Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 303 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I know, I know," said Aqua, "I just wasn't used to there being so much food and not even having to do anything for it., so I couldn't help myself. Normally I have to catch a fish when I'm hungry and am out of food once I ate it. Though if I hadn't eaten so much, you wouldn't be rubbing my belly right now, so I'd say it was a pretty good idea, actually."
Boreas chuckled. "Heh, for you, perhaps."
Aqua gave him a sceptical look. "Don't kid yourself, we both know you're enjoying this about as much as I am."
"Yeah, you're right. I do enjoy rubbing your cute little tummy like this."
After a while, Aqua said: "My love, could you tell me the rest of your story while you continue? I'm curious to the last part."
Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 2Chapter Two: TwilightAdventures of a Glaceon, Ch 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Wait for me, Zeph!” Boreas called after his brother.
“Hurry up!” Zephyrus stopped running for a moment, but only a moment, too impatient too sit still as usual. “If you keep being so slow, you'll never evolve into a cool Jolteon like dad!”
“I'll evolve into something else then, you'd make a better Jolteon anyway! Just wait up and tell me what this is all about!”
“In a minute, we're nearly there! And hurry up, or you'll evolve into a Slowpoke!”
“You can't evolve into a Slowpoke!”
“I can't; you can too!”
The brothers ran on through the forest, until Zeph finally stopped. They were in the midst of thick shrubbery that made it impossible to see very far. “Zeph, are we there?” Boreas asked, “What do you want to show me?”
“Boreas, do you know what a human is?”
“Sure I do, it's those two-legged animals with no fur. I've
Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 34PresentAdventures of a Glaceon, ch 343 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"...And I believe you know the rest of the story already," finished Boreas.
"Yes, I think I might have the rest before," Aqua grinned, "That lovely Vaporeon laughed at our plucky Glaceon hero's cute pick-up line and invited him to join her on the rock, taking pity on his awful swimming and already finding him and his intelligent cyan eyes quite intriguing. They talked and talked, and ended up falling completely in love, and one evening eight days later they were walking through the glade together when our charming and witty Glaceon hero finished telling his tale to her as she listened in awe to the amazing tale being told in his sexy voice."
"Eight days?" asked Boreas, walking closer to her so their sides brushed together, "surely it can't have been only eight days."
"Incredible, isn't it?"
"I can hardly believe I didn't even know who you were nine days ago. Or that I wasn't in love; in hindsight it feels like I wasn't even really alive then."
"I know just what you mean.
Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 35FutureAdventures of a Glaceon, ch 353 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The flying mountain suddenly began turning as they climbed it. Boreas' paws lost all grip and he nearly fell into the depths, but he managed to grab hold of a small ridge, trying not to let go and reach the plateau just above him. Below him the vast, forested vista the mountain was flying over was breathtaking, but kilometres down. If he fell, he would certainly be dead. But he just couldn't reach the plateau above him.
"Need some help?" Aqua's pretty finned head looked over the edge.
"Aqua!" Boreas said happily, "there you are, help me up!"
"Of course, my love!" she said as she extended a paw over the edge.
Boreas tried to grab her paw with his free paw, but something heavy was hanging on to it. He looked down and saw it was Octa, dangling above the depths. "Octa? Are you here too?"
"Obviously," spoke Octa.
"Look, it isn't that I'm not glad you're here too," Boreas explained, "but I can't grab Aqua's paw while you're hanging on to mine."
"Oh, I shall just let go and let
Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 23PastAdventures of a Glaceon, ch 233 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Though they arrived at the Nimbasa pokécenter at noon, Black and his pokémon were more exhausted than Kublai Khan was the day he jogged from the one side of his empire to the other. They all collapsed on various soft places as soon as they entered their room in the pokécenter, falling asleep within seconds. They woke up around 22:00, had breakfast in the pokécenter, and then decided to explore the city since they couldn't go to sleep again anyway.
Outside it was as if Nimbasa City considered the fact that the Sun had set a personal insult and pretended nothing had happened. The entire city was lighted by millions of lights everywhere, and it seemed everyone was still awake and going about their business. In fact the only difference between night and day seemed to be that the light came from a single direction at day, while it came from everywhere at night, and that the sky was light-blue at day but dark-blue at night. Not a single star was visible, and e
Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 8Part Two: The Daycare, the Thieves, and the ScientistAdventures of a Glaceon, Ch 84 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter Eight: Dire Difficulties at the Day Care
The morning after their victories against the Gym leaders, Black and Bianca left Striaton City, only stopping to leave a message for Cheren with Nurse Despair. On the first day, Route 3 was a straight, paved road running through short grasslands. But as they approached the hills it led to, the road roughened and become less neat, showing cracks where trees had dug their roots under it. The grassland on both sides of the road gave way to a forest that looked rougher every day. After several days it was obvious Route 3 was hardly ever travelled upon; they hadn't seen anyone else or any vehicles for days. When they entered the hills, the road stopped pretending to be a road at all and just became a rough, unpaved, winding trail through the forested hills. Small streams cabbled down the hills and crossed the trail, and sometimes a dead tree blocked it. They saw a lot of wild pokémo
Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 36Heavy raindrops poured down from the sky. They were at the riverbanks at Driftveil's northern edge, about to leave, and Boreas could feel his friends wishing he'd hurry up as they waited for him to say goodbye to Aqua.Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 363 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Well, I guess this is goodbye," Boreas said awkwardly, not quite sure how to handle it.
He was about to turn away and walk off with them when Aqua's lips suddenly interlocked with his. Boreas could feel his legs give away as his mind was enveloped by the highly sensual kiss. He rubbed Aqua's back lovingly and felt her rub his back too. They lay on the ground firmly entangled as they kissed for what seemed like ages. Boreas felt Aqua wrap her legs around him as they kissed passionately.
"Hum-hum," Octa scraped his throat.
With a stab of disappointment, Boreas slowly ended the kiss, reminded of the world. They kept hugging each other very closely, though, relishing in the physical contact. "Well, my love," said Boreas, "I'll see you in Mistralton, then." He jocularly adde
Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 3Chapter Three: OctavianusAdventures of a Glaceon, Ch 34 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Boreas awoke in the open air and, after a moment of disorientation, the bitter memories of the previous night hit him like a heavy anvil of sadness falling on top of him. He tried to go back to the blissful unconsciousness of sleep, but now his sadness, the Sun's light, and his hunger kept him awake. He smelt a delicious odour and tried to ignore it, as he didn't want to ever eat again in his grief. What was the point now, really? His stomach, however, had different plans and rumbled loudly. Eventually, he couldn't help submitting to his hunger, so he opened his eyes and slowly got up from under the small blanket that had somehow ended up on top of him.
The Snivy Octavianus greeted him. “Good to see you awake, boy,” he said. “I do hope you slept well.”
“I'm fine,” Boreas lied. “Just a bit hungry.”
“You're in luck, then,” Octavianus said, “for as you can probably smell, Black is preparing breakfa
Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 14The Nacrene Gym was a big stately white building with classicist architecture and sculptures of ancient pokémon outside. Before entering, Black paused for a moment to talk to his pokémon.Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 144 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"The Gym Leader here uses the normal-type. That means none of you will be at either a type advantage or a disadvantage. So I'll simply use the most powerful among you. Good luck."
They entered a magnificent hall with all kinds of archæological and palæontological exhibits, such as ancient skeletons, fossils, sculptures, and reliefs. The hall was dominated by a beautifully reconstructed skeleton of a draconian pokémon.
"Do you want to visit the museum, sir?" someone standing next to the door asked, startling Black. "A ticket costs 10 pokémoney."
"And... What about the Gym?" Black asked. "Is it here?"
"Oh, the Gym? It's-"
"Thank you, Mr. Picklecopter, I will take it from here." a scientist said, "my name is Hawes, and I'll take you to the Gym. It's just in the back of the m
Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 38Though they were all powerful grass-types, not all of Sage Ryoku's pokémon battled in a similar way to Octa, the most powerful grass-type Boreas knew. Some of his enemies fought like him, using speed, agility and finesse to rapidly dance over the battlefield, but did so in a much more powerful, rapid sort of way. Lilligant and Shiftry were a lot like this; they rapidly and agily danced over the battlefield, unleashing powerful blasts of energy as they drained their enemies. Others, like Ferrothorn, fought without any finesse or style, simply unleashing mighty attack upon mighty attack while seeming entirely impervious to damage. To his luck Boreas was finding the type advantage he had over all Ryoku's pokémon, except Ferrothorn, very useful. Though they were far too powerful to be simply taken down by his attacks, he could hurt and distract them.Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 383 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Tangrowth was somewhere between the two styles. As a whole, it walked like a powerful, dangerous force of nat
Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 18The first part of Boreas' consciousness that returned to him was a severe, throbbing pain over most his body, but especially in his left legs and flank. When he opened his eyes, an unfocused pattern of blinding white and deep black assaulted his eyes, and the severe physical pain in his body was joined by a splitting headache, dizziness and nausea. His head was as foggy as London in 1952, and felt as if there was a Frenchman living in it.Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 184 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A voice said something, but to Boreas it was as intelligible as an aphasic with a severe speech impediment standing on the other side of a wall speaking Czech while enjoying a mouthful of thick yoghurt with fruity bits.
"Mmwuh?" Boreas mumbled while trying to get up, but he cursed "Mew's splanch!" when he found out that was a really bad idea as the pain in his legs increased from the sensation one might feel some seventeen hours after a car carrying two morbidly obese parents and their adorable baby daughter had driven over one's left foot to the pain
Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 17PresentAdventures of a Glaceon, Ch 174 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Now hold on, my dear fellow," Octa interrupted.
"What is it?" asked Boreas, annoyed at the interruption.
"'Tis just that my recollection of that battle differs somewhat from yours on one specific point."
"Does it?" said Boreas while giving Octa a dirty look.
"Quite. When that Crawdaunt was about to decaudate you, I don't remember your brave and heroic speech about how 'twas unwise of it to follow Gorm as its master and how it should release Toxica, for killing her would be a most wicked and useless thing to do. As I recall it, you were pleading for your tail's continued attachment to your body and negotiating your surrender when I saved you."
"Were you?" Aqua asked.
Thanks Octa, Boreas thought bitterly while smiling apologetically. "Yes, I guess I was. But I was only lying, not actually going to surrender."
"How noble," said Octa.
"Look," snapped Boreas annoyed, "I had to say something. I didn't know you were about to rescue us, and I had to try to save my
Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 33Boreas struggled in panic against the stomach's tight embrace. He had already tried to open both exits with all his strength, but hadn't stood a chance against the powerful muscles. If he pressed hard on one side, he could feel the ground outside, which the Seviper seemed to be slithering over. His breathing was very fast and ragged as he struggled.Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 333 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I'm going to die in here! He thought, I'M GOING TO DIE IN HERE!!!
He tried to get himself under control. Calm down.
No, I'm going to be digested alive!
Not if I stop panicking and think my way out of here! He tried to get his rapid shallow breath under control and stopped struggling. He noticed the parts of him that were submerged were getting very itchy, but tried not to scratch because that would probably only make things worse. He realised there was little chance he would manage to get out on his own, so he would have to try and appeal to his enemy's better side, if it had such a thing, for a chance of mercy.
Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 19A few hours after they were awoken by the light turning on again, Sage Bronius and a grunt entered the room. It was the first time they had seen Bronius since they had become his captives, and he seemed to be inspecting them.Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 194 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Decent specimens, I suppose," he said, "I think they'll put in some good work. But if- Dummkopf!" he suddenly shouted at the grunt, "You put the Servine in a normal cage? It has vines, you idiot! Get it a closed off, plastic cage!"
Realising it was his last chance, Octa immediately extended his vines to Bronius and ran them through his pockets. Bronius, however, grabbed the vines with both hands and gave them a hard pull, thus smashing Octa into the cage's bars. "Next time your vines are out of your cage I'll tear them off."
Octa retracted his vines and rubbed his bruised face. Suddenly a different grunt from the one that had just left entered the room. "Sage Bronius! The ship has arrived!"
"Ah, gut! See to it that these seven are brought there as soon as the Ser
Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 32Boreas suddenly awoke in the dark room. For some reason, the word "Zinzolin" was stuck in his head like a particularly annoying song. He was pretty sure he'd heard it before somewhere, but couldn't quite remember where, so he tried to go back to sleep. Though it was 4 in the night and he had just awoken from deep sleep, he felt as awake as a caffeine addict at noon. And the word "Zinzolin" kept racing around his brain, trying desperately to find a bell to ring.Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 323 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Boreas realised how nice it was of Nurse Hate to allow them to keep their room for now, despite Black's disappearance. So far they had had no luck in finding him or Team Plasma, and neither had the police or Clay. Boreas felt very lonely without Black. Because the human couldn't talk to him he often felt like a background object and Boreas often barely realised he was around, but now that he was gone he really felt how attached he had become to his trainer. He noticed the same feeling in all his companions; even Lucius seemed de
Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 29Boreas sat in the shallow water in a blissful daze. He had no idea how long he sat there and not a single thought went through his mind. He just stared at the stars' reflection in the water, still feeling the wonderful feeling of Aqua's soft lips caressing his. His heart pounded like a drum in his chest and he was happier than a mouse in a cheese factory. Happier, in fact, than he had ever been before.Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 293 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
After an unknown period of time, he finally reacted: he began laughing. A merry, happy, loud laugh at nothing in particular. Still laughing, he lay down and was surprised when water suddenly washed over his face. In fact, he noticed he was sitting in water.
"How'd this get here?!" he exclaimed in surprise. Then he suddenly felt really stupid. "Oh, yeah."
He felt like an idiot, but didn't care as he was a blissfully happy idiot. He stood up and walked up the shore. He couldn't contain his happiness and started skipping like a little girl instead of walking. As he skipped through the city,
Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 9Chapter Nine: PredatorAdventures of a Glaceon, Ch 94 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Wake up, Boreas!” a voice said, awakening Boreas from his dreamless sleep. “Team Plasma has taken a Pidove, if we leave now we may be able to tail them.”
Boreas opened his eyes and saw Black trying to awaken him, looking both sleepy and agitated. He got up and followed Black outside, where it was still dark, though the sky had a slight shade of dark blue instead of black. Octa gave him a cold stare and for a moment Boreas couldn't quite remember what his problem was and why he felt like he should return the Snivy's stare. Then he remembered and his heart pounded with anger.
No, he thought, trying to keep his anger under control. He's giving me that calm, icy anger. I'll show him I can do that too.
He managed to keep a poker face, hiding his anger and returning Octa's haughty stare without a word. Yet aside from the anger, he also felt some regret. He couldn't help thinking that Octa was at least a bit right and that he was b
Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 4Chapter Four: Rivals N EnemiesAdventures of a Glaceon, Ch 44 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“...To which the barman says: “May I push in your stool?”” Octa said. Boreas laughed, though the joke was rather lame. “Now it's your turn again, my dear fellow.”
“Let me think...” Boreas said, “Oh yeah, I remember another one: A zombie-pirate and a Wigglytuff are walking on the beach together, when suddenly the zombie-pirate steps in a- Hey, look over there, I think we're getting close to another herd of humans!” Boreas pointed at a big, grey building that was visible through the trees.
“Herd of humans, my dear fellow?” Octa mocked. “We in the civilised world call it a town, you know.”
Embarrassed, Boreas shifted his position in Black's arms uncomfortably. “I know, I know.”
Octa climbed from Black's shoulders to his head and stood on top of it to look further. “Regardless of your odd vocabulary, I believe you're right. We appear to be approaching
Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 39Black and his pokémon walked through Chargestone Cave in a sombre silence for several days. With the loss of their friend a crushing wave of despair had overcome all of them. Before Capella's death, Chargestone Cave had seemed like an adventurous, mysterious, and bizarre cave full of strange mysteries. Now it was like a dark, sombre, and Sunless tomb. Without the Sun, the darkness n their hearts was matched by the darkness of the surroundings. They rarely spoke to each other, and when they did it was a short, shallow conversation; all of them were too preoccupied with Capella's death to talk about something else, yet they couldn't talk about that either because it hurt too much.Adventures of a Glaceon, ch 393 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
They progressed slowly because of all their wounds and broken bones. With no pokécenter in sight for weeks, it was likely most of the bad wounds would become scars. Octa was the only member of the team without broken bones or bad wounds. Toxica had had a large part of her flower cut off (though that w
Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 15When Team Plasma arrived at the museum, they started trying to open the door without setting off the alarm.Adventures of a Glaceon, Ch 154 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I propose one of us leaves to get Black and Lenora," Octa whispered, "While the other two stays here to observe Plasma's actions and, if the possibility should arise, thwart them. My dear fellow,you're the fastest runner, would you do the honours of getting human reinforcements?"
Boreas liked neither the idea of running away from the action or the idea of leaving a tipsy Toxica alone with Octa. "I think it would be better if Toxica was the one to get help."
"And I think it would be better if you went to get Black!" Toxica bristled.
"No, Octa may need my help here, so you should go."
"Well, he may need my help too!"
"Boreas has a point, I'd really rather have his wits on my side should the need to stop Team Plasma arise," Octa said. "Toxica, would you please go fetch Black? Pip pip!"
Giving Boreas a foul look, Toxica said "Okay" and left.
A minute after Toxica left, Team P