Pokemon Black and White Rebirth
Chapter 10: Knowledge is power.
“Okay Sabrina, what happened this morning…” Ash went off as his and Pikachu’s minds went back.
The five trainers and their pokemon were up at the break of dawn, after some early training for Ash, Iris and Cheren, followed by a fantastic as always breakfast from Cilan, the gang was ready to go. As they walked, they were getting closer and closer to the next city.
“Alright! I can’t wait for my next gym battle! I have a full plan, no mistakes this time! I’ll wipe the floor with Lerona!” Cheren shouted, getting himself pumped for the battle ahead. “I'm right with you on that, Cheren!” Ash and Pikachu added. Iris gave an amused smile. “Well while you two have fun with that, I'm gonna finally have Axew learn Dragon Dance!” Iris shouted with her fist in the air just as excited as the other two. With Axew and Bianca cheering them all on, Cilan smiled at the display.
Purloin unlike everyone else was keeping an eye out for any possible threat to their safety. In a sense she was glad that her present Ash, Pikachu, and company were happy and full of good spirits, but she swore she was the only soldier in a group full of civilians. While the training was going better, sometimes she wondered if everyone besides her and Lady Snivy weren’t treating the war against Plasma like a game. Pikachu saw Purloin’s frustrated look, and joined in looking around. She gave him a thankful smile.
The extra set of eyes and ears were a saving grace, when the two heard something.
“GET DOWN!!” Purrloin screamed as the cat pokemon forced her beloved and trainer on the ground. Iris urged everyone to do the same. They looked to see the trees behind them were stabbed with six throwing knives.
“What on earth?!” Cilan asked, baffled as everyone was being surrounded by Team Plasma grunts. All pointing their weapons at them and a pack of Lepearids, Watchogs, Hurdlers, Gurdurrs, and a few cubchoos backing them up. Iris was trying her hardest not to look freaked out with all the ice type around her and Axew.
A few plasma grunts were pushed aside by another man and pokemon.
A man and pokemon that Purrloin sadly knew all too well. A tall blond human man covered from head to toe in a black Plasma uniform. However unlike the white knight look of the common grunt, this one seemed like a modern pirate, with what looked like cowboy boots on the man’s feet. The pokemon beside him was a Deowott with a scar over his left eye. The time traveling cat’s mind suddenly went form the grassy forest to a military base in the middle of the ocean, soldiers and pokemon scrambling about to trying to fight off an attack, their comrades dropping like flies along with the unlucky plasma soldiers. Her future Ash and Richu getting a hold of her while running off to a helicopter, gazing at an ominous giant figure into the distance. However Purloin forced herself back into the present.
“So you two are the ones the king wants. See ya brought some friends.” The man in charge of the grunts said as he twirled a throwing knife with his fingers. His Dewott was doing the same with his two shells. “You pups can call me Blade Dewott.” The man introduced.
Pikachu, Axew, and Purloin were about to go on the attack, but that only got swords pointed at their trainers and friends necks.
“Wouldn’t do that if I were you.” The man warned with a smirk, enjoying the looks on their faces and their feeling of powerlessness.
“Now…I’m a fair man. Your out numbered, and have no chance of getting out of this alive. The king only wants you and the Red wannabe.” The southern accented man stated, while walking back and forth speaking to Iris directly.
“If ya’ll come quietly,and release your pokemon, you’ll be treated fairly. And I’ll even let the pretty boy and the two young pups go. Or you could do the stupid thing and we take you by force… and none of the boys here got an issue with hurting ya.”
Most of them gave the man a glare. Pikachu, and Purloin were scowling at the water pokemon who gave his own smug stare. Axew and Bianca looked very worried. Then Iris got an idea.
“Alright, you win. We surrender.” Iris said putting her hands up. Everyone gave her a look of pure shock and horror.
“Iris no!” Bianca and Cheren cried out. Cilan gave a worried look, but a few quick glances from Ash and her showed him that they had a plan.
“Don’t worry guys, it’s for the best. Just put the swords down and let our friends go.” Iris requested.
Blade Dewott gave the grunts a signal, and they reluctantly put their swords away, A few moved out of the way to allow Cilan, Cheren, and Bianca to get out of their field of posable attack.
“Alright Missy, I did my end of the bargain, now start releasing your pokemon.” The black cladded plasma member snapped, the grunts loudly agreeing with him.
“Ash, why don’t you go first. I wanna say goodbye to Axew.” Iris said in a pitiful tone, holding on to her dragon. Ash got out Tepig and Snivy’s poke balls.
He sent out the fire pig and grass snake, both looking for a battle. “Guys... I'm letting you-Tepig Smokescreen, Snivy attract and leaf storm!” The Kanto trainer yelled. Before the Plamsa grunts could react every male pokemon were under Snivy’s spell and the grunts were knocked over by her leaf storm. Blade, and his Deowott included. Our heroes were covered in a thick smoke screen. Making their escape on the trees or on the ground.
As the Plasma agent got up. He gave a grin.
“I was hoping they’d try something, not bad, Missy. Alright boys hunt em down!” Blade Deowott and his pokemon ordered. The grunts who had pokemon ready to fight chased after the escaped heroes.
Our heroes took to the tree tops, climbing, swinging, and running for dear life. Barely able to get away incoming attacks. Bianca, the poor thing, still panicking, was just trying to get away faster. As she got further than her friends, the blond ran into a spotted wild Foongus. Out of sheer terror the ditzy girl screamed her head off and made her body run
Cheren was getting irritated at having to run, and after a few more jumps, he thought it would be best to thin out the numbers. He looked to find Ash, Iris, and Cilan thinking the same thing. He pulled out Scoelpedde, Beaky, and Throw’s poke balls.
“Scoelpedde Rollout, Throw, Brick Break all on their faces and Harrers! Beaky aireral ace those Gurdurrs," He commanded.
“Pidove, give Beaky a hand too. Tepig Ember on those little ice bear pokemon, Pikachu, Purrloin, Thunder Bolt and Hyper Beam those Watchdogs, and Gurdurrs!, Snivy, Oshawott handle that Dewitt!" Ash told his own team.
“Axew, Dragon Rage as many as you can!” Iris cheered as her dragon charged up the attack.
“Pansage, asset Lady Snivy and Oshawott.” Cilan advised. Cilan had also being using sign language to tell Pansage to use bullet seed when the timing was perfect. The green monkey understood.
The grunts were taken aback by the the downward bombardment. Half of the dog pokemon were crushed by speeding rolling, massive bug. The fighters, were being distracted by the two birds, and held back by Throw. Tepig was able to burn and take out a few of the cubchoos. Still Iris and Axew had to bend over backwards to dodge their ice attacks. Axew was having a hard time charging up his attack.
Lady Snivy, Pansage, and Oshawott jumped down trying to get to their target. He and his trainer gave taunting smirk, that Oshawott and Lady Snivy wanted to remove. However the many other grunts and their pokmeon were getting in the way. Thankfully, Pikachu and Purloin were able to clear some of he way for the three. Pikachu focused on the watchogs with Thunder Bolt. And Purloin went for whoever he missed with the hyper beam, adding a dust cloud to the battlefield. The grass snake, leaf monkey, and samurai otter pokemon in the making used this to their advantage. Ash’s two pokemon got ready their leaf blade, and razor shell, Pansage cleverly dug underground as the two clashed blades with Deowott’s own razor shells.
“Hey your pretty good!” Deowott said with mock praise. The pokemon twirled around, parrying each strike. Deowott used X-sissor on Lady Snivy catching her off guard as she gasped in pain.
“You a bitch!” Oshawott yelled as he charged in trying to attack Deowott again. For all his effort, all the Unova water starter got were dodged blows. It ended with a shove that sent him into Pansage returning to the surface. Disoriented Pansage opened fire, but hit Oshawott by mistake damaging him greatly. Both Ash and Cilan were taken aback. Deowott finished with a quick razor shell knocking out the young otter.
Lady Snivy fired attract, sadly Pansage was forced in the middle of the attack, causing him to unfortunately become smitten with the grass snake in spite of her harsh protests. It didn’t help matters in their favor when Deowott used X-sissor and Ice beam, heavily damaging both grass types.
Ash and Cilan returned their pokemon out of protection. Cheren was growling, he watched that his own pokemon were starting to tire and take hits. So he returned them all as well. Iris was finally able to get a clear shot, and the tiny dragon opened fire on her command. He was able to wipe out quite a few members However the remaining ice type pokemon and Blade’s Dewitt all fired ice beams. Iris was able to dodge most of them, but a few had been able to make the poor dragon faint, and catch his trainer frozen between a tree.
Ash with his aura staff, and Tepig’s used ember to get her free. Tepig was then attacked by Deowott using Aqua Jet, making him faint. Ash returned his pokemon, and then the attacking Pokemon slashed at the boy’s shoulder feeling white hot pain all over his body, almost falling out of the tree. Cilan, Iris and Cheren grabbed him, and gave him support. Pikachu and Purloin however were out for blood as they zapped and clashed with Deowott. While Pikachu had the type advantage and Purrloin fought dirty. Deowott was holding his own, and his trainer was adding his own throwing knives into the mix forcing the two pokemon to keep their distance or change targets so none of the Plasma’s agents knives couldn’t hurt anyone.
Cilan wasn’t liking the odds. Their pokemon were either fainted, low on health, or starting to tire out and now, they were starting to become surrounded from below by not only the remaining Plasma grunts, but also some reinforcements. Things didn’t seem good for any of them. Pikachu, and Purloin heard a distant whistling noise, and the whole lot of them were suddenly up in the air. Everyone looked up to see they were all picked up by four large purple and black big eared bat like dragon looking pokemon.
“These are Noivern! What are they doing all the way from Kalos!?!” Cilan cried out struggling.
“Relax Cilan. these guys are saving us.” Iris said having translated the pack of pokemon’s good intent. “Thanks for the ride to town guys.” Iris said rubbing her a leg in appreciation.
Cheren was looking around trying to find Bianca. He was hoping she had somehow managed to get to town. Ash was thinking about how he needed to catch one of these guys ASAP, trying to not think about the pain he was in. Pikachu was trying to comfort his best bud, Purloin shot out shadow balls, trying to actually kill a few of their attackers, until they were at a safe distance.
The Plasma agent cursed having lost his targets. After the Plasma grunts and their pokemon picked themselves up, both Deowott’s eyes were wide open.
“GET BACK RETREAT!!!” They yelled. However many henchmen humans and pokemon were blown away by a massive aura blast. Agent and pokemon alike just barely were able to get away from the attack. Only to find an Absol and Mega form Lucario standing right next to them.
“Now you fight a grown up jackasses!” They heard a woman’s voice. Del, aka Ink Spot was more then ready to throw down. Blade but pulled out a few Ultra balls.
“Well this might actually be fun.” He admitted wanting to fight someone who got the drop on the Shadow Triad. His pokemon nodded in agreement.
The four trainers and their pokemon were dropped by the Kalos natives near the Pokemon Center by Nacrene City. “Thanks guys!” Ash and Iris cried out as the pokemon left.
Cilan turned to the trainer “Alright Ash, let me see your shoulder, I need to treat your wound.” The gym leader spoke. The teenager slowly nodded and let his friend see the slash on his shoulder, as Cilan took out a medical kit from his bag.
Cheren was tapping his foot impatiently, looking around for their missing blond friend. Cilan got busy disinfecting, and bandaging up Ash’s wound with Iris’s holding on to Ash’s hand for support. They all heard a whistle blowing, spotting an Officer Jenny. She rushed toward them, and before Cilan could tell her of their assault. All four humans and pokemon were whacked on the head with a baton, and their arms forced into handcuffs.
“You punks are under arrest for landing in a no fly zone, and carrying an illegal weapon!” The police officer yelled as she snatched the aura staff out of Ash’s hands, while everyone was yelping or gasping in pain.
“Wait we can explain! We were attacked by-“ Cilan was trying to tell them their plight before he was interrupted the hot tempered cop.
“Right, you hoodlums can tell me all about your little gang fight back at the station.” Jenny muttered forcing the lot of them up and to move.
“Who says hoodlum anymore?” Cheren thought to himself before getting shoved to move.
“I’ll have you know I'm a Gym Leader of Striation City!” Cilan protested.
“Oh of course you are, and I'm the Grand Champion.” Officer Jenny muttered with sarcastic mockery.
“Actually… I can confirm Cilan’s gym leader status if you’d like, Officer.” They all heard a new voice. Cilan looked mighty pleased to see the owner of the voice, recognizing her right away while the officer looked very worried. The three young trainers weren’t familiar with this tall, wide hipped, dark skinned woman. Cheren’s eyes gazed at the large green hair, the woman’s forehead was covered in a orange and while striped headband, which matched her earrings, white shirt, and green pants. The woman’s green eyes and posture looked like she commanded respect authority. She gave the officer a harsh look.
“Now I hope you’ve read them their rights this time, before assaulting these trainers. A gym leader for something like that at best is a ticket. I’d hate to have to file another complaint to your Lieutenant…again.” The second gym leader asked, knowing the answer based off past history.
“Well…no.” The officer muttered and biting her lip, only making the woman in charge shake her head.
“Then I suggest you let them go, and be on your way.” The woman said with a smirk. Forcing the officer’s hand to release everyone. “Just…don’t cause any trouble punks, or I will be back!” The Jenny warned before storming off, allowing the four to relax.
“Thank you for the help, Lenora.” Cilan said shaking his Co-gym leader.
“Think nothing of it Beanstalk…Oh and does this belong to you?” “ Lenora asked in a joking manner as she revealed a puffy eye Bianca, who Cheren quickly grabbed a hold of.
“I'm sorry.” She mumbled.
“Grr… just don’t run off like that again.” Cheren grumbled.
“Cilan, your little friend told me what was going on with you. Get your pokemon all healed up, then come see me. I won’t be having any gym battles today.” The normal gym leader stated, disappointing both Cheren and Ash, Cilan just nodded.
The five of them went to see Nurse Joy and have all their Pokemon healed. Ash and Pikachu looked at the phones and called home.
“Ash, I think that’s more then a bit of trouble.” Sabrina muttered after Ash and Pikachu finished telling her the events.
“Look, I know I can’t stop you from fighting these Team Plasma guys, but please try to bit more careful.” Sabrina asked, giving the two a worried look.
“Don’t worry, we’ll be more careful.” Ash assured they psychic gym leader.
“Be sure that you do…and if you need help. I'm here for you. Call me if you need me...” Sabrina requested. She approved Ash and Pikachu’s nod, while giving a yawn.
“I think you should get some sleep.” Ash said chuckling.
“I think your right, good night you two.” Sabrina said hanging up on the phone. Ash and Pikachu smiled before calling another number.
“Hey Professor Oak, can I get out one of my pokemon for a little bit?” He asked, Pikachu wondering.
“So you guys don’t have TM’s here?” The Dragon Master in training asked the shop clerk.
“Sorry Miss, we do have a TM store across the street.” The shop clerk pointed out.
“Thank you.” Iris said, as she turned away hearing the dinging, that their pokemon were healed.
Iris held onto her Axew, snuggling him fresh from the healing chamber. He in turn snuggled his mother figure back. All five trainers were able to get their pokemon back in full health. Iris noticed Ash brought in a seventh poke ball. Still no one was sure what to really say after the scary ordeal. Then everyone’s stomaches suddenly growled all at once.
“I believe after an ordeal like that, lunch would seem very appropriate. “ Cilan said.
Soon everyone dined on the Pokemon Center’s food. Cilan couldn’t help but chuckle watching both Ash and Iris munch down their food with such gusto at the same time. Bianca was quick to stuff herself and her Pokemon, while Cheren was still being a fussy eater and trying to remove all the vegetables from his meal.
“What’s so funny, Cilan?” The blond girl asked, hearing Cilan laugh a bit louder.
“Oh just how similar Ash and Iris can be.” The first gym leader stated
“HUH?! WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?!” Both trainers yelped, with food in their mouths.
“Well...hehe...your both very similar.” Cilan spouted as the two trainers looked at each other then then back at their green haired friend in confusion, while Bianca was trying to see it too. Cheren just glanced and went back into picking his food.
“AHA! I’VE FOUND YOU AT LAST, CILAN!!!” They heard someone scream. They all turned around to find a purple haired woman in a sharp red and black bow tied suit.
“Prepare yourself Missour Cilan, for I the Grade A Pokemon Connoisseur Burgundy have come for my revenge for the humiliation you brought upon me!” The girl shouted in a overly dramatic fashion, while pointing her index finger.
Everyone in the Pokemon center looked at this Kalos accented girl like she was some kind of whack job.
“I’m so sorry mademoiselle, but who are you?” Cilan asked unable to recall this woman.
That however was clearly the wrong thing to say, since the self proclaimed Grade A Pokemon Connoisseur looked about ready to maul the gym leader right on the spot. However she was grabbed by her shirt collar by the Nurse Joy,
“Excuse me miss, if you're going to have a battle then I suggest you do it outside, otherwise I shall have to remove you from the Center.” The nurse warned.
“Hehe, oh of course Nurse Joy.” Burgundy mumbled before being let go. She gave Cilan a harsh glare, removing one of her gloves and slapped Cilan with it.
“Hey what was that for?” Ash yelled. “What’s your problem, you can’t just go around assaulting people like that for no good reason!” Iris added to the protest. However they were countered with a slap to the face as well, that caused Pikachu to spark threateningly, Purloin to hiss, and Axew to show his baby fangs.
“Lowly peasant brats should be seen at most, not heard! This poor excuse of a man has insulted my pokemon, years ago, and stained my honor. For his crime I shall have vengeance! Meet me outside the cafe, tomorrow at dawn for our duel! Unless you are a sniveling coward.” The trainer demanded before making an exit.
There was a long awkward pause after her leave,until Cheren spoke in a deadpan tone.
“I'm not sure what I find more annoying about her, her fake accent or her obnoxious attitude.” The trainer muttered, finally finished with his meal.
“Well it seems I have wronged her some way, so I’ll hopefully this challenge will be able to correct whatever issue she has.” Cilan mused.
“Sounds like pain in the neck, but you do what you gotta do.” Iris muttered.
Cilan then got up from his chair.
“Well Lenora wants me to meet with her. I'm hoping you four can stay out of trouble while I'm away.” Cilan said in a joking manner.
“Don’t worry Cilan, I’ll make sure nothing happens to these little kids.” Iris teased.
“We’re the same age Iris, when are you gonna stop calling me a little kid?!” Ash growled.
“Oh relax Ash, I was mostly referring to Bianca and Cheren.” Iris said with a wink causing some ire from Cheren.
“I don’t need to be babysat Iris. Come on Bianca, lets go do some training!” Cheren said getting up. However Bianca looked rather annoyed at her friend.
“What?” He asked.
“Cheren, we just ran for our lives from some scary bad guys and all you want to do is train? Can’t we take a break?” The blonde requested.
“We just ate….” Cheren not understand what Bianca meant.
“Well I want to do something else other then train, or have our pokemon fight.” Bianca said pouting.
“How else are we gonna get stronger Bianca?!” Cheren argued.
“We can train later, can I just…can we just watch some TV please?” The rookie trainer begged. Even giving everyone the puppy dog stare…and no one, not even Purloin could deny her.
“Alright Bianca, we’ll find you a TV so you can watch what you want okay? “Iris said humoring the girl.
“Thank you!” Bianca said cheerfully.
The four of them managed to find a unused TV and a chair for Bianca to sit. Ash handed her the remote, and the blond girl sat herself and her pokemon, while she was flipping channels. Cheren was trying to leave, but Bianca had very good grip on his arm. He scowled at her smiling face.
“You aren’t gonna let go until I watch something with you?” He guessed. Bianca only smiled and nodded her head, causing Iris to giggle.
Cheren used his free hand to adjust his glasses and sigh.
“Alright, I’ll watch something with you. Care to join us guys?” Cheren asked, trying to not be the only stuck watching whatever his friend had in mind.
“Oh we would, but Ash and I are gonna go look at TM, right Ash?.” Iris said roping the Kanto trainer in her plans.
“Oh yeah sure.” Ash muttered thoughtlessly.
“Now don’t cause any trouble while we’re gone okay?” Iris requested.
“Yes mom.” Cheren muttered sarcastically as the two left.
As the two walked by the warehouse buildings, they scouted around for a TM shop. Pikachu and Purloin were wondering why Ash was so quiet. “Hey Iris, I see it.” He said pointing at the sign that read Cheap TMS. The two ran, hoping to get a look and see at some possible moves they could have their pokemon learn. Iris hoped she’d have the coveted Dragon Dance, and any other moves for Axew to master.
Entering the city, a brown haired older woman in a blue suit, walked the streets, clicking her heels on the side walk, carrying a clip broad. She scanned the photo of a small, dark skinned, purple haired wild child on her clip broad. And adjusted her glasses.
“He said she was in the city. This a better not be a wild ducklett chase. I will find Iris this time.” The woman grumbled, as she kept walking
End of chapter.