Q-Jei Posted November 13, 2017 Share Posted November 13, 2017 ~EPISODES LIST~ *** SEASON ONE - CHILDHOOD ARC *** 1. Dysfunctional Family 2. A Dish Served Cold 3. To Lavaridge Town 4. An Old Friend 5. Recklessness Of Beginners 6. Stardust 7. Echoes Through The Mirage 8. No Holds Barred 9. Without You I'm Nothing *** SEASON TWO - DEPARTURE ARC ***10. Seventeen Years Later 11. Reborn City? 12. Ambassador Of Hoenn 13. Gone *** SEASON THREE - REBORN CITY *** 14. To Grandview Station 15. Outrageous Arrival 16. Recovery 17. Dounia The Healer 18. Fist Of Justice 19. Infernal Encounter 20. A Dangerous Meteor Fallen From The Sky 21. The Dark Knight Of Reborn City Episode 22 - Scoreboard #################### | 90% - Storyline #################### | 0% - Writing #################### | 0% - Illustration Total: #################### | 30% "Back from holidays! Well, now where were we?" (Updated 08/27/22) Spoiler Once upon a time, in the region of Hoenn, somewhere beside Lilycove's harbor, there was a little girl living peacefully with her lovely parents. She was very obedient and serious for her age. Little did she had to eat, little did she had to sleep. Only 8 years old, she had a heart of gold and was always prepared to assist her parents for almost everything, whatever it was. Her mother was the curator of Lilycove’s museum. The little girl liked to follow her in there during her working hours to see and understand what she did, she pretended to be a curator of the museum too. If she saw anybody damaging the pictures or dumping things on the ground, she told them it was wrong and they had to stop. Otherwise, she would call her mother. Also, she was passionate about arts and beautiful things in general. She took a while to contemplate statues and pictures all along the corridors of the museum. The happier her parents were, the happier she was too. But her altruism compensated with her hyperactivity and her impulsive nature. She had a great sense of justice, but sometimes, it tended to irritate her parents, especially her father. Four weeks after the eighth birthday of the child, her mother was fired out of Lilycove’s museum because of an abuse of violence toward a young thug called Matt. After he assaulted the poor daughter who told him to pay the entrance, the mature lady punched him several times right in his face. She couldn’t stand to see her daughter getting hurt by anyone. Despite her heroic act, not everybody did approach it the same way. The laxity of her manager who judged her too aggressive decided to fire her for serious misconduct to not destroy the reputation of the museum. He said there was no place for savages in such a quiet place. The little girl was upset by such injustice. Whatever she did, nothing could change the past. Since mom was stuck without any jobs, there was only daddy who managed to bring money at home thanks to his rank of deputy head in the warehouse of Lilycove City. His job was only about controlling the import-export settings and the reliability of the products. The more time passed, the more the family was in debt because of bad business. The family started to make cheese-paring economies, and had to be careful when they purchased primary needs like food or when it was time to pay the bill. One day, daddy told her wife it was better to abandon their child because he remembered that it was all her fault if her wife was dismissed from her job. In the end, he assumed it was the best solution as she was not needed nor wanted anymore. The child understood progressively that her parents started to ignore her, and could even punish her for words she never said. Daddy decided she will not going to have dinner for every night, he even said she was eating too much for her age. She may have been a nice and helpful daughter, she was broken by such cruelty from her parents, it let her in deep sadness all alone in her room for days. There were no friends to help or understand her, she felt totally helpless. Joy vanished from her face, there was nothing but tears of sorrow running down her sunken cheeks and wetting the top of her little purple dress. One day, on a Sunday morning to be precise, after she went out of her unlocked room to go downstairs and have breakfast in the kitchen, she saw an old man sat between mom and daddy. He was probably in his mid-seventies, but the little girl never saw him before. So, she asked her parents about their guest. Little Girl: “Dad, Mom, who is this man in the kitchen?” Daddy: “Ah! You finally decided to wake up. It’s about time, we were about to clean the table. A few minutes later, you would have missed the dinner AND your breakfast.” Mom: “Oh yes, of course! I almost forgot you’ve never met before. Honey, this is father’s new employee Mr. Kofa. He works for him for 6 days now.” Little Girl: “Father’s new employee?! That’s… um… the first time… um… that daddy invite work colleagues at home. Nice to meet you.” Daddy: “And then? I shouldn’t?” Little Girl: “I did not want to say that, I just mean that… um…” Daddy: “That’s not the question. You’re truly incorrigible. The way you express yourself, your clumsiness, so much awkward things merged into one little body… you really should make up your mind. I don’t care you’re 8 years old, that’s not an excuse. Now, focus on your bread roll rather than doing another stupid observation.” Mom: “Stop! Just stop! Listen to me honey, your father works himself to death every day to allow us to survive. He doesn’t pretend to do it. Additionally, the winter is darker and colder than last year. With such a pitiful weather, it’s not too bad to break the routine and meet new people sometimes, isn’t it?” Little Girl: “Um…” Daddy: “Exactly darling! Dear colleague, I let you here until midday. You have all the time you want to speak with our daughter after she finished her breakfast. Me and my wife need to go to the department store to buy some groceries, our fridge won’t be plenty with just a snap of fingers. So, if you need us, you know where we are.” The elderly agreed by nodding slightly, and then, daddy told his daughter the following words. Daddy: “You… don’t move from here. I hope you realize what I’ve done for you. I even give you a chance to create affinity with an interesting person, one of my new confidents. It will be better for you to learn something useful and interesting rather than dreaming all day long. Mr. Kofa, tell her how our business was this week, it will help her to kill time in a more intelligent way.” The elderly agreed by nodding a second time, and just after that, daddy and mom left the kitchen to reach the closet and picked out blue coats each other. They put on their sumptuous outfits before to go to the department store, letting their daughter alone with new daddy’s partner. The atmosphere started to be heavier than before, the poor child was often left alone at home the last months, but that was the first time she was supervised by an unknown man in her own property, that was a stressful experience. However, the old man could read the fear on the tormented child’s face. Mr. Kofa: “Is that the same story every day?” Little Girl: “Yes.” Mr. Kofa: “How long have you been in such situations?” Little Girl: “Too long.” Mr. Kofa: “Are you frequently all alone like this?” The confused kid snapped suddenly, started to cry loudly and yelled in a chaotic despair. Little Girl: “Yeeeeeees! But I never wanted this. If that’s what adults call “life”, I wish I could end mine in an instant. It kills me inside and I don’t know what to do. The day mother lost her job, everything turned black around me. Now every day that passes is like a spike planted in my breast. I did nothing to deserve such a thing, I wonder how long I can resist before it destroys me entirely. But it’s fate, right? Right?” The old man just couldn’t believe it. He never heard such sentences from the mouth of a child. He tried to stop her madness by taking her by the shoulders and whispered kind words to calm her down. Mr. Kofa: “You’re not alone anymore. I’m here to understand you. I’m here to help you. I’m here to blow a wind of love on you. Wherever you are, there is still someone thinking about you and wishing the best for you. Now stop crying, I don’t want to read pain in such beautiful red eyes anymore. Try to hold on!” He took out a handkerchief from his pocket and gave it to the child who blown her nose with. After that, she calmed down slowly and hugged the elderly for his kindness. Then, she asked him about what happened in the warehouse this week. Little Girl: “Is daddy also mad at work? Did you already endure his wrath too?” Mr. Kofa: “Believe me kid, if he ever knew who I am, he would have changed his attitude quickly!” Little Girl: “What? What do you mean?“ Mr. Kofa: “Your mother… you definitely look like your mother… but younger.” Little Girl: “Wait, you mean you've already known my mother when she was a child? When? What are you hiding from me?” Mr. Kofa: “I think I can stop hiding the truth, Kofa is not my true name. My true name is Moore, Mura Moore. And I’m your grandfather.” That revelation almost made her fall off her chair. The elderly she met in the kitchen was not just an ordinary warehouse worker of Lilycove City, he was her grandfather. Little Girl: “But I don’t understand! My parents never told me about you before. If it’s true, why did you choose to work for my father? Why the secrecy? “ The daughter was still in shock in front of this unexpected discovery, but Mr. Moore was ready to give her all the details about who he really was. His identity, his motives, he was going to tell her everything. Mr. Moore: “To be honest, I’m more than just a common man. I am an old member of the Elite Four, a very famous and powerful Pokemon trainer with a great reputation all over Hoenn. I lived peacefully with a charming wife and your mother in a pleasant home in Lavaridge Town at one time. Unfortunately, your mother did not spend time with my wife for a very long time. She died in childbirth, a life has been stolen to allow a new one to exist. Do you understand?” Little Girl: “Of course, what a terrible fate! What happened then? I want to know!” Mr. Moore: “As I said before, your mother didn’t know your grandmother for a very long time. That means I was alone with her, and I had to look after her and see her growing up. But she wasn’t locked at home like a prisoner. For her, I was ready for everything. I always wanted to make her go outside, climbing the Mt. Chimney, discovering new territories, and above all, I wanted to show her the Pokemon living around the volcano behind the village. If only I could make her a Pokemon trainer worthy of the name and see her travelling through the whole region, I would have been more than honored. But it seems it just never happened.” Little Girl: “I saw it. But why did this never happen? Wasn’t she interested in it?” Mr. Moore: “If I must be as precise as possible, I have no doubt that nothing interested her in this place. She was careless about the gifts of earth. She often complained about the warmth that surrounded Lavaridge Town and even told me that she felt uncomfortable by living near a volcano. When she was 20 years old, she said she really bored herself and wanted to live for port cities like Slateport City or Lilycove City. She said she preferred to work as a stewardess or a curator rather than just being an herbalist and selling roots and herbs every day. And then, I never heard anything from her for several years… but that was before. Since I was a member of the Elite Four, I’ve kept a large number of contacts with me, and little by little, I got more and more information about her new location. The picture in the newspaper showing the accident in Lilycove’s Museum was the masterpiece of all the clues I managed to get until now. Additionally, there are so few people able to act like this.” Little Girl: “What do you mean by that?” Mr. Moore: “Nervousness, shyness, impulsiveness, pride, incredible desire to win and push away our limits are ambiguous feelings written in her flesh. My flesh. Yours. She inherited this attitude from me. It’s something that passes down from one generation to the next. It’s something registered in Moore family member’s genes, and we can’t do anything against it. It’s a pure fact of life.” The child continued to listen to her grandfather’s story. She was very curious about what he had to say. The more he described her mother during her childhood, the more the little girl identified herself with her and started to see Mr. Moore as a trustworthy man. Then, she asked him something else. Little Girl: “But why did you want to keep secret your identity?” Mr. Moore: “I knew she couldn’t stand to stay with me permanently. I am sure she did her best to avoid me as long as she could. Maybe I was too invasive for her after all this years. The fact she announced me she would leave far away from me without ever coming back confirmed my opinion about her, she would never accept to live away from urban areas. She never told me exactly where she wanted to go, nor where she would spend the night, but there’s still one thing I know, she managed to live another life. At the beginning it was difficult, but I ended up accepting her choice. I realized that there are things for which we are made and others for which we aren’t. Your mother was the most precious thing of my life, and I am proud of her success, I have no regrets. That also explains why I did my best to finally find her in Lilycove City, and I did considerable efforts to change my look, my name, and even a little bit my way to speak. I think you already guessed it, I was, and I am still a talented poet. For me, making well-made sentences and focusing on the importance of rhetoric was an innate talent that I need to sustain everytime. It’s due to the great amount of time I've spent at the top of the Mt. Chimney, in sandy deserts, and other wild and inspirational areas.” Little Girl: “And I agree, you talk very well, hihihi!” Mr. Moore: “Thanks for the compliment my child. In a nutshell, I ingeniously managed to pretend to be someone I am not and I applied for a job in the warehouse of Lilycove City. Then, I took several tests to allow them to evaluate my physical skills under pressure. Against all odds, I passed the tests hands down, the hot springs in Lavaridge Town tend to maintain the body and all its basic functions, and help a lot to fight the tiredness. They kept me among the best candidates, I've met the deputy head of the warehouse, and then… you already know what happened then.” Little Girl: “What a story!” Mr. Moore: “I thought the same thing. By the way, I didn’t expect how bad she became now. Her husband is totally a twerp, it just took me three seconds to understand he had a bad influence on your mother. But it didn’t surprise me anymore. During the working hours, all you can hear is his boring loud voice. It sounds like an Exploud, but worse.” It managed to make the child laugh, her high-pitched childish voice escaped from her mouth. For this time, her grandfather was right. Concerning mouth, daddy had a big one. Mr. Moore: “By the way, I realize we are talking for a while. Your parents will come back soon. If you’re okay, I’ll have something to say to them.” Just after finishing his sentence, the elderly winked to the little girl. She didn’t know what it meant, but without knowing why, she felt reassured. The fact she managed to meet her grandfather for the first time wrapped her in an energizing wave of happiness. Shortly after, somebody knocked on the door. That same person grumbled swearing about heavy bags of provisions. Little Girl: “They came back!” Mr. Moore: “Don’t worry I said. I promise I’ll keep the situation under control. But before I let them go home, I have one last question to ask you.” Little Girl: “Um… yes, whatever you want.” Mr. Moore: “Your name. I want to know your name.” Little Girl: “I… um… my name… is… um… I am… um… Flannery.” QUICK LINK TO NEXT EPISODE 4 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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