The New Guild Recruits part 1
Pikachus: Me (Donnie),
The Wigglytuff Guildmembers
We looked at the entrance to the Wigglytuff Guild, Reba attached to my tether.
"This is Wigglytuff's Guild." Said Chikorita. "To form an exploration team, you need to register here. After that, you train to the point where you're a 1st rate exploration team."
"Who's that?" Said Electron, seeing a Chatot go into the guild, obviously not knowing we're here.
"That's Chatot. Wigglytuff's right hand man." Replied Chikorita.
"Should we call him?" Asked Electron.
Chikorita pointed to a grate. "We need to go through security 1st." She said.
"What's the plan?" Asked Electron.
"We step on the grate, then our footprint's checked. Then we'll go from there." Chikorita explained.
"Sounds easy." Said Electron.
Chikorita then flinched a bit. I noticed this & looked at her.
"Chikorita?" I asked. "Isn't this supposed to be easy? I mean, I get the fire & the totems are kinda unsettling, but..."
"Isn't this place even a little bit weird? It just is!" Said Chikorita.
"Well... Yeah." I said. "I mean, the things I mentioned..."
"No... Donnie's with me now..." Said Chikorita. "I gotta be brave!"
She stepped on the grate.
"Pokemon detected! Pokemon detected!" Exclaimed the 1st voice she heard when she tried to join before.
"Who's footprint? Who's footprint?" Asked the 2nd voice.
"The footprint's Chikorita's! The footprint's Chikorita's!" Said the 1st voice.
I could tell Chikorita was starting to panic.
"No... I can't... Lose it...! Stay... Strong!" Chikorita said to herself.
"You may ENTER!" Said the 2nd voice. "Someone's with you! Get the stranger to stand up THERE."
Chikorita got off. "He probably means 1 of you 2." She said. "They said to stand up there.
We looked at the grate. It looked like it was made so no one would fall through. But it was still odd. Would it tickle my feet? Would something sneak up from under the grate & tickle them?
Just then, we heard the 2nd voice say "Hey, stranger! Get on the GRATE!"
"OK! OK! Jeez." I said, murmuring to myself as I stood on it, making sure Reba was in her sit.
The same thing happened.
"Pokemon detected! Pokemon detected!" Said the 1st voice.
"Who's footprint? Who's footprint?" Asked the 2nd voice.
"The footprint's..." The 1st voice said. I was shocked. "The footprint's... Um..."
"Sentry? Sentry?!" Said the 2nd voice. "Sentry Diglett, what's wrong?!"
So that's what the 1st voice was.
"Um... Er..." Diglett didn't know how to speak. "Um... The footprint's..."
He looked in the direction the 2nd voice was coming from. "Maybe Pikachu's..." Said Diglett. "Maybe Pikachu's!"
"MAYBE?!" Exclaimed the 2nd voice.
"B-But... You don't normally see that footprint around here..." Said Diglett.
"Well THAT'S a fine how do you do!" Said the 2nd voice. "It's your job to check visiting Pokemon's footprints, right?!"
"Yes, but... I... I don't know what I don't know..." Said Diglett.
"A-Are they... Arguing?" Asked Chikorita.
"It sounds like it." I said. "S-Should I call down to see if they're OK?"
"Knock yourself out." Said Chikorita.
"You could tell them your name." Said Electron.
"OK." I said, looking into the grate. "HEY! Is everything OK?" I asked. "I-I'm Donnie! I'm a Pikachu! Just for clarification!"
"OK! Thank you!" Said Diglett. "And we're OK. We just- Wait. That name... That voice...!" He gasped. It-It's him!"
"Sentry?" The 2nd voice asked.
Diglett looked in the direction of the voice, eagerly shouting "GUYS! IT'S DONNIE! IT'S THE PIKACHU WHO SAVED US ALL! HE'S HERE! HE'S HERE!"
"WHAT?! YOU'RE KIDDING!!!" Exclaimed the 2nd voice. It actually startled us when we heard it.
"NO! I'M NOT! I'M BEING DEAD SERIOUS!" Shouted Diglett. "HE'S HERE! HE'S REALLY HERE!"
"WELL PELT ME WITH ICE BALLS & CALL ME SPHEAL!" Shouted the 2nd voice. "THIS IS AMAZING! COME ON IN, GREAT HERO! AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOO!!!"
And with that, the door opened.
"W-Wow. Who would've thought being famous gave you a free pass here?" I asked.
"It's amazing." Said Chikorita smiling. "But I'm still nervous... So jittery... But I'm so happy that we can come in. My heart's pounding though..."
"Let's waste no more time!" I said. "Let's-a go!" I shouted eagerly, jumping Mario style, running into the guild.
"He's so silly..." Said Chikorita, smiling. "It's cute." She & Electron followed.
"There's a hatch that leads downwards." I said as we went down.
"Wow!" We exclaimed as we looked around, overwhelmed with joy.
"This is what the inside of Wigglytuff's guild looks like on the inside!" Said Chikorita, eyes twinkling.
"It's a whole community full of explorers!" I exclaimed, eyes also twinkling.
"I didn't think there'd be so many." Said Electron, smiling.
"Excuse me?" Said a bird voice. We then saw a Chatot come in. "Did you guys just come in?" He asked
I knew what he meant. So I simply nodded. "We did."
Chatot gasped when he heard my voice. "I-I can't believe it...! It IS you!" His eyes started to twinkle with joy. "I'm so happy to finally meet!" Said Chatot. "I'm Chatot! I'm the Pokemon in the know around these parts & Wigglytuff the guildmaster's right hand Pokemon! So what can I do for you on this fine day?" Chatot asked eagerly.
"We're here for an exploration team." I said.
Chatot gasped. "R-Really?!" He exclaimed. It seems he was overwhelmed with joy & he looked away, possibly crying. "This is so amazing..." Chatot said to himself. "A hero of the world... Wanting to join us!"
"Are... You... Crying?" Asked Chikorita.
He jumped & gasped. "N-No! Of course not!" He exclaimed. "I'm just happy that Donnie's here with us! It's an honor!"
"You are crying, aren't you?" Asked Electron.
"No!" Said Chatot, clearly denying it. "L-Let's just go downstairs." He started to go downstairs, but noticed we weren't following. "Huh? You're coming, right?" Asked Chatot.
"Hmm? Oh, right." I said as me, Chikorita & Electron followed. But as we did, we noticed something: Electron was flying with his ears! This made us halt in shock of the sight.
"How are you doing that?!" I asked.
"It's all in the ears." Said Electron.
"This is the guild's 2nd underground floor." Said Chatot. "This is mainly where the members work. Registration is this way." He said as he approached a door with Wigglytuff's head fluff on it.
"Wow!" Chikorita said, looking outside. "We're 2 floors underground, yet we can still see outside!"
"I guess that's what happens when a guild's on the side of the cliff." I said, smiling.
"True." Chikorita laughed.
"So cute!" Said Chatot. "Anyway, this is Wigglytuff's chamber. Just remember: Do NOT be disrespectful to the guildmaster. EVER!"
We nodded in agreement.
"That's easy to do." Said Electron.
"Great! Let's go in." Chatot said as he looked at the door. "It's Chatot, guildmaster! I'm coming in!" He opened the door & we approached Wigglytuff who's looking away from us.
"Hello, master." Said Electron, accidentally landing on Chikorita.
"OOF!" She grunted, falling onto her tummy.
"Oh, sorry." Said Electron, getting off.
"It's OK." Said Chikorita as she got up.
"Guildmaster! We have 3 Pokemon that want to join us as apprentices." He waited a few seconds, then realizing that she isn't responding. "Uh... Hello? Guildmaster?"
Then, she swiftly turned around. "Hiya!" She said. "I'm Wigglytuff! Wigglytuff the Guildmaster! You want to form an exploration team? Then let's do it! 1st, what will your team name be?"
"GMC!" I said proudly. "Short for the Green Moon Crusaders!"
"Green Moon Crusaders?!" Said Chikorita said happily. "Yes! That's perfect for us!"
Electron nodded, saying "That's settled then!"
"Alright!" Said Wigglytuff. "I'll register your team as the Green Moon Crusaders. Registering... Registering... All registered... Yoom... TAH!" She cheered. "Congratulations! You're an official exploration team now!"
"YAY!" Me, & Chikorita cheered.
"So what's our 1st mission?" Asked Electron.
"Now, now. We can't rush things." Said Wigglytuff with a smile. "Now, everything you'll need is all in here." She put down a yellow box.
"What's this?" Asked Electron.
"An Exploration Team Kit?" Asked Chikorita.
"Yep." Said Wigglytuff. "Everything you need is in there."
Electron opened it. It had an explorer badge, a wonder map & a treasure bag!
"Wow, these look cool!" Said Electron.
"And so useful!" Said Chikorita.
"Our badge shows us that we're a team, the wonder map shows us the layout of Treasure Island & our treasure bag is just like the toolbox I used when I was a leader of my own rescue team that had a similar name a few months ago!" I explained.
"Well, this one is special." Said Wigglytuff. "Your successes as a team will allow your bag to grow, allowing for even MORE space!"
"NO WAY!" I cheered. I looked inside to see what was in it. There was a zinc band & a blue bandanna in it! Both had a green crescent moon on it! "Wow...! Thank you so much!" I cheered, hugging Wigglytuff.
"Aww, you're welcome!" She cooed, tickling my tummy, making me break the hug & fall over with cute laughter. "Coochie coochie coo~" She cooed as I'm tickled.
I could feel her little hands dig into my lower tummy, sides & in my armpits as well as my belly button & all I could do was lay there laughing & giggling. It didn't help (or did it?) when Wigglytuff also blew on my tummy on occasion, forcing squeals out of me. Soon enough, Reba started licking my face.
"That tickles!" I laughed as I was tickled.
"He's so cute when he's laughing..." Chikorita said to herself.
"We'll do our best." I cooed like a baby.
"I know." She smiled. "But you're only apprentices right now. Even if you had experience with this before." She reminded. I started to blush even more as it feels amazing to repeat the days when I was new at this. I was so happy I could explode.
"We will!" Said Chikorita. She looked at me & Electron. "Let's all do our best!"
"YEAH!" We cheered.
"Alright. Let me show you to your room." Said Chatot as he escorted us to a room with a plaque with A1-13 on it. We had to walk quite a ways to reach it.
"This place is so big." Said Electron.
"That it is." Chatot said as he opened the door. "Here it is!" He said in his characteristic sing-song voice.
It was just like my cruise room: Just a bed with a dresser drawer with a lamp on it. But this time, there were 2 beds & 1 was smaller. I leaped onto the bigger bed.
"This is amazing!" I exclaimed.
Chikorita joined in, bouncing on the bed. "It's so springy!" She laughed.
Electron joined in, laughing too.
"HEY!" Cried Chatot. "Don't mess with it! You could ruin it!"
"Oh. Sorry..." I said, guilty.
"It's OK." Said Chatot. "Now, you guys will live here while you work for us. Things will start to get busy for you guys tomorrow, so get plenty of sleep & wake up at a reasonable hour to live up to your code. Don't stay up late. Get to sleep early. That's all."
We nodded in agreement. Soon, HC, Sparkles, Sarah, Rosie & Rakesh came into our room.
"So how're you guys enjoying this so far?" Asked HC.
"It's amazing!" I said.
"I'm glad you feel that way." Cooed Sparkles.
"By the way..." Sarah said.
"We're an exploration team too!" Said Rosie.
"We're known as Team Rose. The 2 of us are with Kayla & Melissa, so it's still the same Pokemon you know & love." Sarah explained, giving me a little pinch on the cheek.
"C-Could I sleep with you?" Asked Rakesh shyly. Me, Chikorita & Electron looked at each other & nodded in agreement.
"Thank you!" Rakesh cheered, hugging us.
That night, we were just about to go to sleep, Reba having a bed of her own after talking with Chatot. Her leash & vest were also on a hanger I never noticed until they were put on there. Rakesh was sleeping in the small bed & HC was sleeping with me, agreeing with Sparkles that they'd take turns with sleeping with my & Sarah's team, trading off every night to give them equal attention from both of them during the nights.
"You know... My heart was racing all day." Said Chikorita. "But I'm happy we're here, Donnie. I thought Wigglytuff'd be scary, but she's actually very nice & playful."
"I know." I said, blushing as I thought about her tickling me. It was a blast honestly & my emotions seems to think the same way; about 3 gold memory balls came from that moment. But I wished my family was there to watch her do it.
"Anyway, we'll experience many things starting tomorrow, but..." Chikorita began. "I'm every excited!"
"Me too." I said. "But we need to get some sleep now..." I crawled under the blankets. "Good night." I whispered as I drifted off to sleep.
Chikorita smiled & thought about how much fun we'd have together. She huddled with me & drifted off to sleep herself.
As we slept, I thought about everything that happened today. How I met Chikorita & helped her. I also thought about how much fun we could have together as an exploration team. But I also wondered if Electron's family are worried about him. But I soon decided not to narc on it & just drifted off to sleep.
But little did I know that next morning would make me regret coming here...