How I Became Lusamine's Gardevoir
It all started just over two years ago. I had recently graduated from University of Alola Akala College and had accepted a job offer for an entry-level position at the Aether Foundation. I had heard good things about how they cared for hurt Pokémon and their research programs. Besides that, I particularly admired the Foundation’s president, Lusamine. My first day on the job, I filled out all my HR paperwork, picked up my uniform, had my picture taken, had a blood sample drawn, and received my badge. I was employee number 26588.
From day one there were rumors among its ranks about the Foundation experimenting with human-Pokémon fusion. The official position put forth by the PR department was one of denial of any involvement in such areas of research, but this did not quell the suspicions of many of my fellow employees. I made the mistake one day of expressing intrigue in the concept while most of my coworkers instead expressed disgust. For weeks after some of them contin