As Told By Hikari, ch. 31
After successfully defeating Skyla and earning her Jet Badge, Hikari now prepares to head to Twist Mountain. But when she and Tatsuya arrive, something unexpected has happened…
“Eh?! It snowed?” I exclaimed as I looked up at the huge mountain. It was summer, but Twist Mountain was covered with snow!
“That’s odd. There’s not supposed to be any snow right now,” Tatsuya muttered. “Somehow, I don’t think Team Plasma could’ve done this. It’s not their style.”
“Well, if they didn’t do it, then who…” My voice trailed off when I thought of the one mischief-making team who could pull off such a stunt. “Time for a head count,” I said as I let all of my Pokemon out of their balls. Tatsuya did the same.
“All my Pokemon are here,” Tatsuya said, with Victini nodding in agreement. He then recalled them and looked over at me. “How bout you?”
As Told By Hikari, ch. 30As Told By Hikari, ch. 303 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Last time, Hikari met the Gym Leader of Mistralton City Skyla, who also happens to be a close friend of Tatsuya’s. Now, a few days later, our heroine is ready to battle for her sixth Gym Badge!
“Mistralton City Pokemon Gym
The Highflying Girl”
“I can’t tell you how excited I am, Tatsuya!” I said as we headed toward the Gym at the end of the runway. “After this, I’ll only have two more Gym Badges to go!”
“Don’t get overconfident, now,” Tatsuya warned. “Skyla’s not called the Highflying Girl for nothing. She’ll bombard you with aerial attacks.”
“Relax! All that training I did is gonna pay off, you’ll see!” I said with full confidence.
When I got inside of the Gym, which was inside of an old hanger, I saw several cannons on the ground pointing in various directions. There were also some large rings hanging from the ceili
Two Heroes, One Destiny - prologueTwo Heroes, One Destiny - prologue3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Link opened his eyes and stood up. He looked around, confused as to how he got there. He then looked at the floor, which was like stained glass. The image depicted was of him on his faithful horse Epona, who was rearing as he held out the Master Sword. Surrounding his image were those of a beautiful brown-haired princess, an evil green-skinned man, and another lovely princess with pale skin and red eyes. He recognized them all: Zelda, Ganondorf, and Midna.
The blonde warrior blinked a few times and brought a hand up to his arm, which he pulled away in surprise. A short while ago, he had been injured on his left arm, as well as a few other places, but now it was as if the injuries had never happened. "What is this place ?" he muttered.
This is your heart
"Who's there?!" Link demanded as he reached for his sword and shield, only to realize that, like his wounds, they were missing. He
As Told By Hikari, ch. 1As Told By Hikari, ch. 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
My hand shot out and slammed down on the snooze button of my alarm clock. After going back to sleep for another hour, I slowly dragged myself out of bed still half-asleep and opened my bedroom window. The spring sun shone on Nuvema Town, and there was a gentle breeze. I gazed out and admired the trees which were covered with sakura blossoms.
Once I was officially awake, I did my morning stretches and then headed downstairs to get breakfast. "Morning, Mom," I called over as I sat down at the table.
"Good morning, dear," she greeted with a smile. "Oh my, you're not even dressed yet! Your friends are going to be here soon."
"Cheren and Bianca? Why would they come over so early in the morning?" I asked.
"First off, it's 9 in the morning. It's not that early," Mom said. "Second, look over there." Then she pointed toward the door. There, sitting just inside the d
As Told By Hikari, ch. 29As Told By Hikari, ch. 293 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
After another encounter with N, Hikari has finally figured out her dream for the future. She and Tatsuya have said goodbye to Bianca and Professor Juniper and are now arriving at Mistralton City, home of the sixth Gym Leader.
Strewn with Windblown Leaves”
By the time the two of us exited Chargestone Cave (much to Tatsuya’s relief), it was already dark outside. Luckily, we were able to find the Pokemon Center, which was good because I was exhausted.
But before we could get settled in, I almost ran into someone. “Oops, sorry,” I said.
“My fault,” the other person said as he backed off. When we looked at each other, his eyes seemed to light up. “Oh! Hey! Hikari, right?”
“Uh, yes?” I responded, not having a clue who this man was or how he knew me. He was an older man, maybe in his fifties or so, and he seemed friendly, at least.
“Let me see y
As Told BY Hikari, ch. 19As Told BY Hikari, ch. 193 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hikari, Tatsuya and Cheren are traveling Route 4 on their way to Nimbasa City. They've fought their way through the sandstorms and are almost at the gate, with only a Sandile blocking the way.
"Tranquill, Air Cutter!" I shouted. The wild Sandile squeezed its eyes shut as the razor-like winds hit it. I saw my chance and pulled a Poke Ball out of my bag. "Poke Ball, go!" The ball hit Sandile smack on the nose before opening up and capturing it. It wiggled around a bit before settling on the sand.
Gotcha! Sandile was caught!
"Nice catch!" Tatsuya called as he and Cheren walked over. "The gate's just up ahead."
"Great! So what are we waiting for?" I said before walking toward the gate that would lead us to Nimbasa City.
As soon as we got in, I saw Professor Juniper waiting for us. "Hello, kids!" she greeted with her usual smile. "My goodness, Tatsuya, you'v
SoraXKairi - Lost, part 1Kairi walked down the streets of Twilight Town in hopeless confusion. Sora had written to Donald and Goofy and he had asked them to fly the two of them to Twilight Town where they could spend at least some of their vacation alone. Unfortunately, shortly after they were dropped off, Kairi had gotten distracted by a Moogle who had tried to sell her something, and the two friends were separated.SoraXKairi - Lost, part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Kairi remembered coming to Twilight Town once when she was trying to escape Axel. However, she hadn't gotten very far before getting caught, so she still had no clue how to get around this place. She breathed a huge sigh. She had planned to tell Sora her true feelings during vacation, but at this rate who knew when that would happen?
Kairi's thoughts were interrupted when someone came crashing right into her, knocking her to the ground. "Ow! What the ?" she muttered, rubbing her head.
"Sorry about that! Are you okay?
Two Heroes, One Destiny - ch. 4Two Heroes, One Destiny - ch. 43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Soon after Midna had teleported him and Wolf Link out of Hyrule Castle, Sora opened his eyes and looked around. They had ended up in what seemed to be a tree house, and the strange glow of the Twilight was nowhere to be seen.
Sora then felt a sudden warmth fill his body, and he looked down to see the blackness fade away from his skin and clothes. "Alright, I'm back to normal!" he cheered, his voice no longer distorted.
"Excellent!" Midna said as she hovered next to him. The imp still retained her appearance from when she was in the Twilight. Sora made a mental note to ask her about that later. "Ah, Link's turning back too," she said as she turned toward the silver wolf, who was slowly and painfully turning back into the young hero. Once the transformation was complete, Link remained on his hands and knees, panting heavily.
"Link? You okay?" Sora asked as he cautiously approached the warrior, holding out his ha
As Told By Hikari, ch. 21As Told By Hikari, ch. 213 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Previously, Hikari learned that N was really the king of Team Plasma. After a rough battle, N revealed that he plans to go to the Pokemon League, and our heroine vowed to go there herself in order to defeat him. Tatsuya tried to comfort the broken-hearted Trainer, but how long will it take for her to recover?
By the time we had gotten back to the Pokemon Center, we were soaked from the rain. Nurse Joy immediately brought us towels so we could dry off and even bandaged my bruised cheek.
As I dried my hair, I looked over at Hikari. She hadn't said a word since we left the amusement park, and her expression was blank. She didn't even touch the food Audino had made her. I guessed she was still in shock from what N had told her. Before I could say anything to her, she went to her room and closed the door.
The next day, she ended up getting a fever, so she stayed in bed.
Two Heroes, One Destiny - ch. 2Two Heroes, One Destiny - ch. 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
" ra. Sora!"
Sora's eyes opened, and the first thing he saw was Midna. She was gazing down at him with that one red eye, and she was no longer a mere shadow on the wall. Her skin was black and white, and she wore a strange-looking helmet which hid her other eye. Behind her was a stone wall, and a quick look around confirmed that they were in a dungeon somewhere.
He slowly sat up. "What happened?" he muttered before slapping a hand over his mouth. His voice had become somewhat distorted. Sora became even more frightened when he noticed that his skin and clothes were now an inky black, and his hands were clawed. He noticed a puddle nearby and scrambled over to look at his reflection. The only distinguishable features on his face were two big yellow eyes. When he opened his mouth, his teeth were pointed.
In this form, he called himself AntiSora, a dark version of
As Told By Hikari, ch. 23As Told By Hikari, ch. 233 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hikari has just won her fourth Gym Badge. Now after taking another day off to recover, she and Tatsuya are on their way to rendezvous with Elesa on Route 5 or at least, they were.
Once again, Cheren had stopped Tatsuya and me just after we left Nimbasa City and challenged me to a battle. As much as I loved battling, I was getting a little irritated with him challenging me after almost every Gym. Oh well, I could never say no, anyway. By this point, I had defeated his Liepard, Tranquill and Panpour, and my Pansear was facing off against his Servine. Tatsuya, as usual, was our referee, and Dewott, Minnie and Victini were cheering from the sidelines.
"Pansear, use Bite!" The High Temp Pokemon leapt forward and chomped on Servine's head.
"Mega Drain!" Several green orbs flew out of Pansear and went into Servine, restoring some of its energy.
"Finish it with Flame Burst!" Pansear shot off a fireball, hitting Serv
SoraXKairi - Lost, part 6 - final"Sora, where are we going?" Kairi asked. Sora had told her to close her eyes and he was leading her by the hand.SoraXKairi - Lost, part 6 - final4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"You'll see in just a sec," he answered back. "Watch your step."
Kairi was going to ask what he meant when she suddenly realized that they were going up a staircase. Once they reached the top, she could feel a gentle breeze hitting her.
"Okay, open your eyes," Sora said.
Kairi opened her eyes and saw that she and Sora were above Twilight Town. Directly in front of them was the beautiful sunset the town was famous for. "Wow, it's gorgeous!" Kairi exclaimed, her eyes wide with fascination.
"Someone told me the clock tower was the perfect place to watch the sunset," Sora explained. "Glad I took his word for it!"
Kairi smiled and continued to gaze out at the lovely sight. "Thank you, Sora. It's really beautiful."
Sora's attention had strayed from the sunset and was now focusing on his childho
As Told By Hikari, ch. 20As Told By Hikari, ch. 203 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When Hikari and Tatsuya arrived in Nimbasa City, they found Team Plasma causing trouble once again. Now in pursuit, the two Trainers have split up to search for them, but who should Hikari run into but N?
N stood over me, his hand outstretched. I reached up and allowed him to pull me to my feet. "You should be more careful, Hikari," N said.
"Sorry about that, N. I was looking for Team Plasma and I ran into you by accident," I explained. "You didn't see where they went, did you?"
The green-haired Trainer nodded. "They went this way. Follow me." And he took off toward the Rondez-View Ferris Wheel, and I quickly followed. We came to the end of the path, which was a dead end. "They're not here," N stated as he looked around. "Let's ride the Ferris wheel and see if we can spot them."
"Good idea, they couldn't have gone far," I said with a nod. Tatsuya ha
As Told By Hikari, ch. 26As Told By Hikari, ch. 263 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Previously, Hikari and her friends, Tatsuya and Cheren, had captured a group of Team Plasma members in Driftveil City’s Cold Storage. However, Ghetsis arrived soon afterward and the Gym Leader Clay was forced to release them. Hikari is now working even harder to defeat Team Plasma and their leader N! Perhaps a little too hard…
I watched as Hikari battled against a pair of wild Pokemon on Route 6. Ever since Team Plasma had been released from custody a day and a half prior, she had been training like crazy. She had sounded so playful when she had challenged Cheren, but now she seemed dead serious. I had lost count of how many times she rode her bike to the Pokemon Center to heal her Pokemon only to go right back out and continue training. I understood her determination to take down those horrible people, as my feelings were similar, but even I didn’t go th
As Told By Hikari, ch. 22As Told By Hikari, ch. 223 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A few days ago, Hikari learned that N is Team Plasma's king and that he is aiming to defeat the Champion and become unbeatable. Now Hikari is more determined than ever to win the Gym Badges and enter the Pokemon League! Today, she will take on Nimbasa City Gym Leader Elesa as soon as she comes out of her room.
For the third time, I hear the knock on my door. "Hikari, what's taking you so long?" Tatsuya's voice asked.
"Just one more minute!" I called back before turning back to the mirror. I cleared my throat and tried to think of another way I could greet Elesa. All the other ones I had come up with sounded cheesy. I had to make a good impression. "Miss Elesa, I would be honored if you would battle me," I said with a bow, followed by a cringe. "Way too formal," I muttered.
From the mirror, I could see Dewott rolling his eyes before going over to open the door for Tatsuya.
SoraXKairi - Lost, part 5Kairi rushed over to Sora and wrapped her arms around him in a tight hug. "You're okay!" she cried. Sora, still a little confused, hugged her back.SoraXKairi - Lost, part 54 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Behind her, Zidane had still been leaning forward to kiss Kairi, but her sudden movement made him lean over too far and fall flat on his face. Blank walked over and yanked him onto his feet. "Sheez, I shoulda known you'd try something," he said to him.
Zidane, rubbing his nose, glared at his friend. "Aw shut up, it wasn't what it looked like."
Sora heard that and pulled away from Kairi. "Come to think of it, I believe you owe me an explanation."
"Um " Uh oh, think fast Kairi, she thought. There was absolutely no way she could tell him that Zidane was helping her practice confessing to Sora! On the other hand, she hadn't expected Zidane to try to kiss her, so maybe she could talk her way around that.
"I can explain," Zidane said, stepping forw
Two Heroes, One Destiny - ch. 1Two Heroes, One Destiny - ch. 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Are you sure this was a good idea?" Kairi asked, her arms folded as she looked at Sora and Riku.
Riku shrugged. "Do you have a better one? He's our responsibility."
"He's got a point," Sora said as he looked over at the unconscious foreigner who was currently lying in Kairi's bed.
The young man known to them as "Link" hadn't woken up again since Sora healed him, so the three friends had done the only thing they could think of: they brought him to Kairi's house so he could get some proper rest. Her parents were always working, so they felt that this was the best option.
"Where do you suppose he's from?" Riku asked.
"And how did he get to Destiny Islands?" Kairi wondered.
"Beats me," Sora said with a shrug. He then focused his attention on the sword and shield which belonged to the warrior. "Well whoever he is, he's sure got a neat shield. I wonder if these symbols mean anything?"
"Who knows? Let's just leave h
Vocaloid: Live Out Your Dreams, Track 10Vocaloid: Live Out Your Dreams, Track 102 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Track 10 - Just Be Friends
Miku: Yay! Luka nee-chan is narrating again!
Luka: M-Miku-san, I’m nervous enough as it is…!
Haku: *slaps Luka on the back* Knock it off, you’ll do fine and you know it! Now give ‘em the disclaimer.
Luka: O-Okay… *Ahem!* E-Elise-sensei does not own Vocaloid… she just writes stories about us. *bows* Enjoy!
“You’re late!” Haku scolded as I entered the MV room. “Let’s get you out of that uniform, and fast!”
“S-Sorry, Haku-sensei!” I apologized. I had ended up staying at school a little later than I had intended, and as a result I wound up being late for the first day of work on my first music video, or MV.
Stumbling into the dressing room, I was surprised to see the outfit that was laid out for me. It was the outfit I wore for my audition: a white summer dress, black boots and a flower crown. “Sensei, this is…!
As Told By Hikari, ch. 27As Told By Hikari, ch. 273 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hikari has just earned her fifth Gym Badge from Clay. Now she and Tatsuya have to meet him at the cave entrance on Route 6 before they can continue on their journey.
After a quick stop at the Pokemon Center, Tatsuya and I got ready to head out to Route 6. But just before we hit the road, a familiar voice called me. “Hikari!!” I turned to see Bianca racing over to me. She looked really excited.
“Hey, Bianca!” I greeted with a wave.
“Guess what, guess what?” she asked as she skidded to a stop in front of us.
“What?” Tatsuya and I asked at the same time.
Bianca opened her mouth to say something, but then paused for a second. “Hey, were you guys at the Gym just now?”
“Uh-huh,” I said as I took out my badge case and opened it to show my new Quake Badge. “Check it out!” I said proudly.
Bianca’s eyes widened. “Oh he
Vocaloid: Live Out Your Dreams, Track 1Vocaloid: Live Out Your Dreams, Track 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Track 1 - Melt
Rin and Len: In keeping with our Japanese origins, honorifics will be used in the dialogue. Hope you like the story!
Miku: I hope you like it, too~!
Luka: Miku-san, you’re supposed to narrate, remember?
Miku: Oh, right! Here I go!
The bright lights shining down on me… the cheers roaring throughout the concert hall… I still can’t believe I’m here, performing in front of all these people!
“Thank you, everyone!” I call out to my audience, receiving more cheers in response. “My next song is for all of you, my fans!”
“Hey, you’re not thinking of singing this one by yourself, are you?” a deep, masculine voice asks. I look around for the source until a spotlight shines next to me. Standing there is a tall, blue-haired man wearing a white and blue coat and a light blue scarf.
Stunned, I can only whisper, “K-Kaito-sama…?”
Smiling, he holds out his hand to me. “Miku
SoraXKairi - Lost, part 2After checking to make sure that Seifer wasn't lying in wait for him, Zidane helped Kairi down from the roof. "So, where do we start looking?" Kairi asked.SoraXKairi - Lost, part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Well, let's start at the beginning," Zidane suggested. "Do you remember the last place you saw him?"
Kairi tried to think of anything special about the place where she and Sora got separated. The only thing she could recall was the Moogle who distracted her. "Um, well I remember that there was a Moogle there, but other than that, I don't remember anything."
"That's a good start. There's only one Moogle in town, and that's Elmina," said Zidane. He then took Kairi's hand and starting walking. "C'mon, let's pay him a visit, shall we?"
Again, Kairi was startled at the boy's forwardness and she could feel her face heat up. "O-Okay, but is it really necessary to hold my hand?"
"You don't wanna get lost again, do you?" he asked, looking back at her wit
SoraXKairi - Lost, part 3Kairi and Zidane had looked all over the town square, and there was still no sign of Sora. Before she knew it, Kairi was starting to feel a little hungry. "Hey Zidane, can we take a break?" she asked her companion. "I need to eat something."SoraXKairi - Lost, part 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Sure, no problem," he answered as he jerked his thumb at a nearby bench. "Wait right here, I'll go get some ice cream." And with that, he began walking toward the ice cream stand nearby.
Kairi sat down on the bench and watched Zidane leave, his tail swishing back and forth behind him. Now that she had spent a little time with this boy, she started to think that he was strangely cute. Not that she was romantically interested in him of course; her heart already belonged to Sora.
Her train of thought came to a grinding halt when a hand suddenly grabbed her shoulder. "Sor-?" she began to say until she realized that it was Seifer. And he wasn't alone; he
Two Heroes, One Destiny - ch. 3Two Heroes, One Destiny - ch. 33 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
AntiSora and Wolf Link slipped out of the cell and quietly snuck into the empty cell next to them, where there was a secret passage out of there. Midna rode on Wolf Link's back, not making a sound. As AntiSora looked around, he noticed that the same odd glow from the forest was present here. That must have been the Twilight that Midna spoke of, and what caused him and Link to transform.
After a few minutes, he saw a tiny orb of light. If he listened, he could faintly hear a voice coming from it.
"You can talk, you know," Midna said suddenly, startling the teenager. "No one else can see or hear you."
"That little light, is it one of those spirits you mentioned?" AntiSora asked.
"Very good!" Midna said with a light clap of her hands. "You're catching on faster than this one did." She said that as she smacked Wolf Link upside the head.
The transformed Keybearer let out a small laugh. He sto
Vocaloid: Live Out Your Dreams, Track 2Vocaloid: Live Out Your Dreams, Track 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Track 2 - Meltdown
Miku: Yay! Chapter two is up!
Rin: Maybe now we’ll find out who your mystery boy is, huh Miku-nee?
Len: Who knows? Let’s just get started already!
Luka: *bows* Please enjoy the story.
My eyes grew wide with excitement as the bus reached the stop near Crypton Records. I still couldn’t believe I was actually there! Hopping off the bus, I walked down the street until I reached the studio. Vocaloid audition, here I come! I thought with a grin as I opened the door.
Glancing around the lobby, I could see tons of people. Some were warming up their voices, others were studying or working while waiting, but all were hoping to pass. A voice called out a number, and I saw someone go through a door. I gulped, only now realizing that this was gonna take a while.
I walked up to the desk and checked in before scanning the room for my friends. “Miku-nee, you made it!” two voices shouted before I was tackle-hugged by the Kagamin
As Told By Hikari, ch. 24As Told By Hikari, ch. 243 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When we last left Hikari and her friends, they had departed from Nimbasa City and had a chance encounter with Alder, the Champion of the Unova Pokemon League. Now she, Tatsuya and Cheren have made it to Driftveil City only to hear that Team Plasma is loose in the city!
Tatsuya and I couldn't believe what we were just told. Clay, the Driftveil City Gym Leader, seemed to be holding us responsible for Team Plasma's getaway!
Cheren didn't seem all that pleased about the situation, either. "What a bother," he muttered.
I folded my arms and glared at Clay. "Look, we appreciate you lowering the drawbridge for us, but how is it our fault that they escaped?"
Clay returned my glare. "Ya can say what ya want. But what's important is y'all showed up, and then Team Plasma escaped. Maybe it's a little heavy-handed, but you oughtta start lookin' for Team Plasma, too. Yer both talented Trainers, aren't ya?