Pokemon: Love Knows No Size - Chapter 13
,The audience applauded the performance by the Chipmunks and Chipettes as well as the antics of the clowns.Chrissie: (giggles) Those clowns were funny. Don’t you think so, Claire?Claire: (chuckles) They certainly were.Ashley: I think it was a fitting song those Chipmunks sang.Sir Gabriel: I agree, m’dear. Especially since it’s a clown’s job to make people laugh.Ash: What’d you think, Molly?Molly: (giggles) I’m really enjoying the show so far.Teddiursa: (nods) Ursa.Phanpy: (nods) Py.Caren: Oh yeah. I weawe wike the ciwcus, too.Ash: (smiles) Oh good.Serena: (to Caren) Well, I’m glad you’re enjoying it, sweetie.Caren: (smiles) Thanks, Auntie S’wena.Both the giant princess and her unofficial niece shared a hug as the circus continued. There were various Pokémon acts, tightrope walkers, jugglers, hoopers, among others. The audience, including the royals and giants, enjoyed what they were seeing.Stella: (smiles) And now, ladies and gentlemen, our very own trio, the Three Stooges, have a new act which they’ve been practicing a good long while, and they hope you’ll enjoy it. So here they are, the Three Stooges!As Stella leaves the center ring, we see Curly and Moe dressed in dirty clothing appear on opposite sides of the center ring. Curly looks at Moe happily, while Moe has a mad look on his face.Curly: Hiya, pal!Moe: (approaches Curly) You call me pal? Why I haven’t heard that word for years. Y’know, bub, I was once a tramp like you.Curly: (extends a hand) Oh, congratulations!Moe: Ah, but it wasn’t always thus. I can look back to the days of yore when I was a very happy married man. And one day, that rat came and destroyed forever all the happiness I’d ever known. I’ll never forget that day. I just came home from the graveyard shift, and there was that note on a pillow.Curly: What did it say?Moe: Oh, it was one of those coldblooded notes: “Dear Moe, I’m running away with Larry. Don’t try and follow, you’ll never find us.” I was obsessed with the idea that I must find ‘em. The trail led me to Paldea. I found that I’d missed ‘em by three days when I got there. And I swore right there in Paldea I’d find ‘im and have my revenge. Now on the chase; Alola, Kalos, Galar. And then I came face to face with the rat that had ruined my life. It was in Tohjo Falls. (dementedly) TOHJO FALLS! Slowly I turned… Step by step… Inch by inch… I walked right up to ‘im and I smashed ‘im (smacks Curly in the cheek), I hit ‘im (smacks Curly in the forehead), I bonked ‘im (punches Curly in the stomach), I mashed ‘im (punches Curly in the forehead), I tore ‘im to pieces (rips Curly’s shirt), and then I knocked ‘im down!Moe’s last punch knocks Curly to the ground.Curly: Oh! (gets up and holds Moe’s shoulder) Take it easy, bud. Take it easy.Moe: (relaxed) Sorry, kid. It’s that word, “Tohjo Falls”. Every time I hear it, it tears me apart! (walks off a little)Curly: (looks at his shirt) It don’t do me any good either! (brushing off his shirt) Ungrateful, that’s what it is. How d’ya like a guy like that? I say, “Hello, pal”, sorta friendly, but when I say “Tohjo Falls” ...Moe: (dementedly) TOHJO FALLS!Curly: (worriedly rubs his face) Woo-woo-woo-woo-woo-woo-woo!Moe: Slowly I turned…Curly: Please no…Moe: Step by step…Curly: Mmm!Moe: Inch by inch…Curly: No, please no…Moe: I smashed ‘em, I hit ‘em, I bonked ‘im, I mashed ‘im, I tore ‘em, and I knocked ‘im down!Curly is knocked to the ground once again.Curly: (gets up again) Take it easy, pal, please take it easy, now.Moe: Ohhh, it’s that woman. I’ll kill her and him!Curly: Blood?Moe: (madly) Yes! Rivers of blood, pools of blood! (laughs wickedly) The blood!As Moe walks away, having his wicked and demented fit of rage, a scared Curly brushes himself off again as Larry bumps into him.Curly: Oop! Pardon me, pal!Larry: (turns to Curly) Did you call me pal?Curly: Nyah-ah!Larry: It’s been a long time since I heard the word pal!Curly: You too? Haven’t you got any friends either?Larry: That’s what I was comin’ too, the dirty rat. He tried to take her away from me. Ahhhh, but he couldn’t get away with it. So, he trailed me…Curly: To Paldea?Larry: (in wonder) Why, yes!Curly: (gulps) Then you went to Alola, Galar, and Kalos?Larry: Yes, yes!Curly: Nyah-ah-ah!Larry: But how did you know?Curly: (mischievously) You’d be surprised. Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. (lays on the ground, patting it) And then he caught ya in Tohjo Falls.Larry: (dementedly) TOHJO FALLS!Curly: Woo-woo-woo-woo-woo!Larry: Slowly I turned…Curly: Please…Larry: Step by step…Curly: Not that, no…Larry: Inch by inch… (pulls Curly back up) I picked ‘im up, and I smashed ‘im there, and there, and there, and then I ripped his shirt, and then I knocked ‘im down!After a series of punches similar to how Moe did it, Larry knocks Curly to the ground.Larry: What have I done? Blood! The judge! BLOOD!!!Curly gets back up as Moe re-enters the scene.Larry: (notices Moe) You!Moe: (dementedly) Ah, there you are, Larry!Both: Why, you…They begin to approach each other in a demented state before shaking hands in friendship.Both: Hiya, pal!Moe: (chuckles) I almost caught up with ya in Paldea.Curly: Go ahead. Tell ‘im where ya found ‘im.Larry: Forget it, it’s past history!Both Moe and Larry start to walk away.Curly: Why you cowards. You’re afraid to say Tohjo Falls.Moe and Larry: (dementedly) TOHJO FALLS!Curly: (scared) Nyah-ah-ah! Woo-woo-woo-woo-woo-woo!Moe and Larry: Slowly we turned…Curly: (steps back a bit) Nyah-ah-ah! Don’t do that. No, not that…Moe and Larry: Step by step…Curly: (backs away) Nyah!Moe and Larry: Inch by inch…Curly runs away with Moe and Larry chasing after him off the center ring, which led to laughter from everyone in the audience and thunderous applause as Stella, who was chuckling herself, re-entered the ring.Stella: (smiles) Weren’t they great, ladies and gentlemen? (chuckles) Well, I hope you’re all prepared to have some real fun, because we’ve saved the absolute best act for last. Please give a grand and glorious noise for our star magician, the marvelous, magical, and mystically beautiful Giselle, and her phenomenal feline Pokémon!In a puff of pink smoke, Giselle and her cat Pokémon magically appeared in the center of the ring. The crowd roared wildly with excitement, even louder than they ever did for the previous acts. Giselle smiled proudly as she waved to the cheering crowd and gave a few bows, her cat Pokémon following her lead.Giselle: Thank you one and all! I am loving the sound of your praises! You’re all too kind!Some boys in the crowd were going all fanboyish over her.Boy 1: WE LOVE YOU, GISELLE!Boy 2: YEAH, BABY, WE LOVE YA!Giselle: (giggles) I love you, too!Giselle blew them a kiss, which made them go even wilder.Serena: (whispers) Hope those boys won’t be disappointed when the circus has to leave.Ash: (whispers) I know what you mean. (chuckles)Of course, Giselle hadn’t heard what the royal couple said as she began her act.Giselle: Now, for my first trick, I shall need my cat Pokémon to enter my hat. (takes off her hat and turns to her Pokémon) Ready, friends?Meowth: Meowth!Liepard: Liepar!One by one, the cat Pokémon jumped down into the hat. As soon as they had all gone in, Giselle placed her hat back on her head.Giselle: Now watch how my kitties find their way back out!Giselle reached into her sleeve and pulled out a large white silky cloth as big as a bedsheet. She threw it up in the air and let it gently float back down to the ground.Giselle: Wait for it…As soon as the cloth hit the ground, Giselle slowly lifted it up and right underneath it appeared Alolan Persian. The crowd exclaimed in amazement. Giselle lifted the cloth some more revealing Liepard on top of Persian. Then she continued to lift the cloth revealing Alolan Meowth on top of Liepard and then Glameow on top of Meowth. Finally, she tossed the cloth aside so that everyone could see her cat Pokémon having reappeared stacked on top of each other.Giselle: Voila! Bet you all didn’t know that my hat is full of surprise passages!The audience cheered and applauded at Giselle’s trick.Caren: Wow! She’s amazing!Chrissie: Oh yes. She must really be magical, huh, Claire?Claire: That indeed appears to be the case, sweetie. (chuckles)Giselle: Now you’ve all heard it said that laughter is the best medicine, right? Well, for my next trick, one lucky person in the audience is gonna get the special Giselle laughter treatment! Let’s see… who will it be?Giselle silently scanned the audience until she set her eye on Delia.Giselle: Aha! (raises her magic wand) Alakazam!Giselle shot a beam of magic dust from her wand which hit Delia right in the throat, which surprised her and Mimey very much. Thankfully, it didn’t hurt a bit. For a moment, there was silence, as nothing seemed to be happening.Mimey: Mime?Ash: (notices) You okay, Mom?Delia: I’m fine, but nothing seems to be happening.Lillie: Maybe it didn’t work?Gladion: Well, if it didn’t, then I guess Giselle isn’t really all that powerful…Before Gladion could finish, Delia suddenly began to giggle. Her giggling started out soft, then it began to gradually grow louder until finally, Delia erupted into a full-on belly laugh, and it was the most beautiful laughter anyone ever heard. Even Ash was amazed.Ash: Wow! I didn’t know my mom had such a beautiful laugh!Pikachu: (nods) Pikachu…Molly: Guess the trick worked after all.As Delia continued laughing, she began to float off the ground. As an unexpected surprise, her clothes magically came off, revealing a beautiful blue one-piece swimsuit underneath. Now the crowd was even more astonished, especially Ash, who blushed heavily at the sight of his mom surprisingly looking this attractive. Delia twirled around happily as she floated in the air. Then she flew around in circles and then did a couple of somersaults before stretching her body in an attractive way, all the while continuing to laugh beautifully. Then, as a climax, she began happily shooting upwards towards the sky.Delia: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! (giggles)Soon, she disappeared into the sky, leaving the crowd in stunned silence.Ash: MOM!Serena and Chrissie: MRS. KETCHUM! Molly: AUNT DELIA!Mimey: MR. MIME!Their respective Pokémon joined in calling out to Delia. From where they were standing, the Chipmunks and Chipettes had seen the whole thing and were worried.Giselle: Not to worry, everyone, I know how to bring her back!Giselle took off her hat and reached into it. Then she pulled out a miniature Delia who was still in her swimsuit.Giselle: (raising her wand) Sim sala bim!Giselle used her wand to magically restore Delia to her regular size and height, and the relieved audience gave enthusiastic cheers and applause.Delia: (sighs with relief) Oh, thank goodness.Giselle: (to Delia) Say, that outfit makes you as beautiful as me!Delia: (blushing) Why, thank you!Just then, she spied Ash, Molly, Pikachu, Teddiursa, Phanpy, and Mimey, who was carrying Delia’s clothes, racing over to greet her.Molly: Aunt Delia, are you okay?Ash: We were worried about you, Mom.Their Pokémon nodded in agreement as Delia smiled.Delia: Oh, I’m fine. I just had the happiest time of my life, almost as happy as when I got married to your father, Ash.Ash: (smiles) Well, that’s a relief. (hugs Delia)Delia: (hugs Ash back) Thank you, honey. (sighs happily) Oh, I’ve never felt so wonderful in my life since I married your father!From where they sat, Chrissie and Caren breathed a huge sigh of relief.Caren: I’m gwad Unca Ash’s mama’s okay.Chrissie: I am, too, Caren.Giselle smiled at this happy scene between mother and son. Then she turned back to the audience.Giselle: And now, for my final and absolutely biggest trick of all, I’m gonna make something spectacular appear before your very eyes!The audience murmured in anticipation.Giselle: But to pull it off, I’m gonna need a little help from the giants!Claire, Chrissie, Caren, Ashley, and even Serena looked at each other in surprise.Serena: (calls to Gieslle) All of us?Giselle: You’d better believe it! The way this trick’s gonna work, it will be a lot easier to do with giants instead of having so many volunteers from the audience.Caren: Oh, I’m so excited!Chrissie: C’mon, Claire. This’ll probably be fun!Ashley: Well, I’m certainly game.Caren: Pwease, Mama?Claire looked at her daughter, her sister, then to Ashley, and Serena.Claire: Well… (smiles) Let’s do it!Chrissie and Caren jumped up and down in excitement.Chrissie: Oh, Giselle? Are Remy, Jr. and Teddy allowed to be part of the act?Ashley: Oh, yes. And Sweet and Sour as well?Serena: And don’t leave out my Pokémon as well.Giselle looked at the giants’ Rockruff, Ursaluna, Flapple, Appletun, and all of the Princess’s Pokémon in thought for a moment.Caren: Pwease, Ms. Gisewe?Giselle: (smiles) Oh, well I can’t say “no” to such an adorable toddler, now, can I? Alright, the Pokémon can be part of the act, too.This made the cheerful Chrissie and Caren cheer even more as the five giantesses and their respective Pokémon made their way to the center ring, while Ash, Molly, Delia and their own Pokémon returned to the audience.Bonnie: Gee, I wonder what kind of trick Giselle has in mind for the giants.Clemont: Beats me, Bonnie. But I’m sure it’ll be something amazing.Before long, the five giants stood before Giselle.Giselle: (to the audience) Alright, ladies and gents, prepare for the greatest spectacle I’m about to pull off right in front of your faces. I can assure you it will be a spectacle to remember! Ready, giants?Serena, Chrissie, Claire, and Ashley: Ready! Caren: (at the same time) Weady!Giselle: Then here we go! Let’s make some real magic!Giselle picked up the cloth and threw it into the air once more. This time, she used her wand to fire a beam at the cloth, shooting it up towards the sky. Once the cloth reached a high enough distance, it floated down towards the giant sparkling with gold dust as it gradually grew as big as the giants themselves.Serena: Wow!Ashley: Oh my!Chrissie: Amazing!Claire: I think I know what she wants us to do!Sure enough, the giants each grabbed a side of the cloth as it finally reached them.Giselle: Now, giants, whenever you’re ready, place the cloth down as gently as you can, and then let my magic do the rest.Serena: Okay.Caren: Oh, I can’t wait!The five giants did exactly as Giselle instructed them to do. As they lowered the cloth toward the ground, they noticed it becoming visibly filled as if it was covering something. They all gasped in astonishment.Caren: Did you see that, Mama?Claire: Yes, honey, I see it!Chrissie: What could it be?Ashley: We’re about to find out, I bet.Serena nodded as Giselle smiled knowingly.Giselle: Rise sesame!Getting the message, the giants lifted the cloth and underneath it was… the biggest, most colossal and gorgeous galleon anyone had ever seen.Caren: (amazed) Whoa…Chrissie: (astonished) Oh, wow…Claire: My goodness.Serena: What a pretty galleon.The audience exclaimed in awe at the sight of the beautiful ship. As they applauded and cheered, Giselle grinned eagerly, indicating that she had another surprise in store.Giselle: If you think this is beautiful, wait till you see what will appear in its place! Giants, cover the ship, please.Serena: Okay, then.Once more, Serena, Ashley, Claire and Chrissie pulled the cloth over the ship, just as Giselle had instructed them to do.Giselle: Once again… RISE SESAME!The giants lifted the cloth again, and underneath it was… a giant Dragonite! It was around Claire’s height.Ashley: Oh… My… Gosh! A Dragonite!Almost immediately, an excited Ashley went and hugged the giant Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon, who immediately hugged her right back. Chrissie and Caren joined in on the hug as well. Where the Chipmunks and Chipettes were sitting, they were amazed at seeing such a big Pokémon.Theodore: That's the biggest Dragonite I've ever seen.Eleanor: That's for sure.Ashley: (in baby talk) Aw, you’re such a cute Dwagonite, aren’t you? Yes, you are. Yes, you are.Dragonite smiled as she continued hugging the giants that were hugging her. Giselle giggled at the touching sight.Giselle: I take it you like this surprise, Ashley?Ashley: Oh, I love it! Dragon Pokémon are some of my favorites.Serena: I can confirm that, after hearing her talk about it. (winks) Plus, she’s got Sweet and Sour as well.Sweet: (nods) Appletun.Sour: (nods) Flapple.Many members of the audience thought what they saw was both amazing and adorable to watch. And Dragonite seemed to enjoy the attention she was getting. Soon, the crowd erupted into the wildest and loudest cheers and applause yet, and Giselle turned to happily bow to them and blew lots of kisses.Giselle: Thank you so much! You’re such a terrific audience! This truly has been a magical event, (blushes with pride) and I think your admiration has made it even more magical! Various audience members: Aw…A few other audience members chuckled a bit, both warmly and in amusement.Caren: Did we do a good job of hewping you with youw magic, Ms. Gisewe?Giselle: You certainly did, Caren. (winks)Caren: (smiles) Oh, I’m gwad.Chrissie: Me too. In fact, I’m so glad, I’d like to give you something in return, Giselle.Giselle: Oh? What’s that?Without another word, Chrissie picked up the female magician and gave her a hug.Chrissie: It’s a hug, to show that we’re now friends. (smiles)This took Giselle by surprise, as she had never been hugged by a giant before. Though she had to admit, this hug felt nice. Especially because Chrissie was taking special care not to squish her so hard. This inspired the magician to hug the sweet giantess right back. Just then she had a thought.Giselle: Um, Chrissie? Would you bring me over to Ashley, please?Chrissie: Oh, yes, of course.Chrissie then carried Giselle in her hand over to where Ashley was still hugging the giant Dragonite.Giselle: Say, um, Ashley? You say you love Dragon Pokémon, right?Ashley: Oh yes.Giselle: Well, um… How would you feel about allowing Dragonite here to stay with you?Ashley broke away from hugging Dragonite, not sure that she heard right.Ashley: Say that again?Giselle: I said, would you like to have Dragonite stay with you?This news was surprising to the giant maiden.Giselle: You see, caring for this Dragonite hasn’t been easy, as you can imagine. And Stella said that we’d eventually have to let her go somewhere. And seeing as you and the other giants live here in Happy Valley, I think it’d be better if Dragonite stayed with someone who can really take care of her.Sir Gabriel: (comes up) I think that’d be fair. And hey, she looks big enough for you to ride her Ashley.Ashley looked at Dragonite from head to toe. This Dragonite certainly looked big enough for her to ride on.Ashley: Would you like that Dragonite? You wanna be my Pokémon?Dragonite purred happily, waving her wings up and down a little bit before hugging the giant maiden again, who returned the hug.Chrissie: Awww… What do you think, Claire? (pause) Our castle does have plenty of room for her.Claire looked from her sister and daughter, then toward Ashley and Dragonite, who looked hopefully at her.Claire: (smiles) Sure.Ashley’s happiness was beyond words as she and Dragonite hugged each other even more. Serena and Eevee smiled at this scene, as did Chrissie, her Pokémon friends, and Caren. And from where they sat, Ash and Molly were happy for the giant maiden and the giant Dragon Pokémon as well.Molly: Isn’t that sweet, Ash? Now Ashley can have a Pokémon she can ride on, too. Just like Sir Gabriel, and some of our friends.Ash: Yeah. Ashley and Dragonite make a fine pair. (to Pikachu) Right, buddy?Pikachu: (nods) Pi-Pikachu!