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Mechaflame
06-15-2004, 06:48 AM
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Created by Mechaflame

Chapter 1

I watched the fire light flicker upon my companions face. I looked back to what I was doing.
Actually I was packing, going by myself. Of course with Pikachu. I was just plain sick of "Ash,
you wouldn't be this far without me," or "You won all of your badges because the leaders felt
sorry for you. And all your Pokemon follow because they pity you," I was just plain sick of it. I
was going to prove to Misty, Brock, Gary, and everyone else who thinks I could not do
anything on my own wrong. I was going to prove that I could take care of myself too. I finished
packing everything into my bag and started to write a letter on a piece of paper that was just
lying around. I decided to do this at night so no one could hold me back.

Misty and Brock,

I am sorry but I am going on my own. I am tired of being insulted or told that I could not do
anything without someone's help. I am going to prove that I am strong enough to survive on my
own and become the Ultimate Pokemon Master without anyone's help. Pikachu is of course
coming with me. I hope I did not hurt anyone's feelings by leaving. Maybe I'll see you guys again
someday.

Miss you,
Ash Ketchum

Pikachu had been silently saying good-bye to everyone even though they were asleep. I smiled
as a tear of sadness and determination fell out of my eye. Pikachu did not like the idea of leaving
but wanted to come with me. I was his best friend and trainer.

"Come on Pikachu, let's go," I say.

He nods and follows me into the woods. "It'll be alright, Pikachu. We can do it!" I smile to the
electric rodent and he smiles back. I don't want to imagine what Misty's and Brock's face will
look like when they find the note.

"Pik pi kapi chu?" (Where are we going?) Pikachu asks.

"To Malo Town," I say. I just finished the Johto League and I got the top eight trainers. I was
competing in the Lasono League now. Pikachu stares ahead into the distance. I just walk on
with Pikachu trying to get over this. Believe me I couldn't believe I was doing this.

* * *

It was now late in the morning at 9:37 a.m. to be exact. Pikachu and I had been walking since
1:13 a.m. and we were tired. The next town we would stop for sleep. I would not let Brock and
Misty find or recognize me. I was going to change everything except my identity. If they found
me they would try and force me to come back. My clothes, hair color, and not wear my hat.
That was everything that was changing. I decided to get some rest at thinking I got two hours of
sleep last night. Pikachu also had not gotten much sleep either.

"Tired Pikachu?"

He looks up at me and nods. I set in search of a hidden spot for our camp. I soon found one
behind some blackberry bushes and decided to get some grub and sleep. I pick some juicy
berries and hand a bunch to Pikachu and myself. When we were done we both had berry juice
covering our hands and wrists. Luckily I had taken some of the moist towelettes that Brock
always stocked on for some overly protected reason. I took two out of the many and gave one
to Pikachu and myself.

"Here Pikachu," I say as he happily accepts the moist towelette.

I fall back and watch the morning clouds fly by. Pikachu soon joined me at my side. My eyelids
soon got heavy and I drifted into a deep sleep.

* * *

My body shivers as I wake up and notice it is getting dark and a little cold. It seems that
Pikachu had been up for awhile.

"Hey Pikachu, how long have you been up?"

"Pika pi pik," (about an hour.) he says.

I nod and hear a rustling sound in the bushes.

"Pikachu, what's that?" I ask as the "thing" comes out of the bush. Pikachu doesn't know and
does not answer my question. As soon as the "thing" was clear I noticed it as human.

"Hey you! I challenge you to a battle!" it was a small girls voice.

"Sure, but it is dark right now. How about tomorrow morning?" I ask as I examine the facial
features. She had short ginger hair and I really couldn't make out the eye color. Her face was
angry and sad looking at the same time. She wore a pair of long navy blue Capriís and a hot
pink shirt.

"Right NOW!" the girl screamed and started to cry.

"What's wrong?"

"Just battle!" she screamed making it be possible to faint because of the loud, piercing noise.

"Alright!" I take out a poke ball and release the power that's inside. "Go, Bayleef!" I say as the
plant Pokemon appears.

"Okay! Go, Bellsprout!" The girl yells. "Don't let Kara down!" The Bellsprout nods and looks at
Bayleef.

"Bayleef, use your VINE WHIP!" Bayleef's vines come out and picks up the puny plant. I hear
a loud crash a few seconds later. I figure Kara was a rookie trainer. "Bay bay!" (Yay yay!)
"Good job Bayleef," when I look up to talk to Kara she was gone. "Huh," I was confused.

"Pika pi ka? (Where is she?) he asked.

"I don't know, but lets set up camp for the night and we can continue bright and early
tomorrow," I say as the my sleeping bag was being pulled out by my hands.

Mechaflame
06-15-2004, 05:25 PM
Chapter 2

"Arg," I groan as we walk away from where we had slept. That bright and early
morning I had planned had turned into late and lazy morning. I wandered about in my thoughts
as I was about to ask Pikachu a question. Instead of asking him the thoughts invaded my mind.

"Pika chu pi?" (How much longer?) Pikachu asked slightly tired.

"How much sleep did you get last night, Pikachu?"

"Piiii...pika," (Ahhhh...none.)

I rolled my eyes at this. "Pikachu," I complain. "Well about an hours more walk I expect." I say
quite pleased at the thought of being in a nice warm bed.

"PIKKK!" (YAYYY!) Pikachu yelled and ran slightly ahead.

* * *

I stood over the city on a hill. Malo town was huge beyond all reason. I could see the Pokemon
Centre at the beggining.

"Let's go Pikachu!" I say full of excitement.

"Pikachu pi!" (Alright go!) he said as well as I did.

We made a dash for the centre and quickly made it there.

Before I rushed in I stopped imeadiatly when I saw two familiar faces. Misty was crying and
Brock looked stern. I could believe that they were upset about me leaving but I didn't.

"Pikachu let's come back later," I say starting towards the mall.

"Pik?" (Why?) he asked a little annoyed.

"Because," I continue down the sidewalk as I say this. Pikachu just shook his head and followed
me.

I hated the mall but I had no choice if I didn't want Brock or Misty to recognize me. I was going
to get new clothes and dye my hair.

"Pikachu pik pi?" (Where are we going?) "The mall," I say. "PIKA?" (WHAT?)

"The mall," I continue with Pikachu following in shock.

The mall soon comes in my view. I fliched as I head inside.

"Pikachu, I am not staying here very long so don't get any ideas about telling everybody about
this. I really don't like this," I say because Pikachu had recently been telling people stuff about
me I didn't want them to know.

***Flashback***

I heard some giggling in the backround that soon turned into a raging laughter. Misty and
Pikachu were rolling on the grass laughing their heads off.

"What's so funny?" I ask in confusion.

"Noth...ing!" Misty cried out in laughter.

"WHAT?!" I was starting to get angry.

"Pika...chu...pi...kapi...kupi..chupi...kachu..pika chu!" (You had a crush on Jessie when we
started the journey!)

"DID NOT!"

Misty stood up at this and almost fell back again in laughter. "You...did..too!"

"Did not!"
"Did too!"
"Did not!"
"Did too!"
"Did not!"
"Did too!"

"Yeah well I bet you had a crush on James!"

Misty imeadiatly stopped laughing and blushed.

"See!" I yell.

"NO, I HAVE AND HAD A CRUSH ON SOMEONELSE!"

"Oh, who then?"

"None of your business!"

The fight continued for along time. I had been ticked at Pikachu for a few days.

***End Flashback***


"Pika," (Okay.) Pikachu said sheepishly. I rolled my eyes and walked into a clothing store.

I aimed myself towards a rack of clothing. Pikachu looked as if he had a question but didn't ask
it. I knew what he would ask; Why are we looking at clothes? that would be his question. I am
glad he didn't ask it.

I soon found clothes that fit and were good enough. I held in my hand a navy blue shirt with a
brown/tan vest. I also had a pair of khaki cargo pants. I paid for them and went to the
bathroom to change.

* * *

"How do I look, Pikachu?" Pikachu just stared with big eyes.

"Pika," (Good.) he said shaking his head out of shock. I stashed my old clothes in my backpack
that was ripping apart, I needed a new one in other words. This time I headed towards the hair
place.

"Okay you can do this Ash," I muttered quietly to myself. I really didn't like the idea of getting
my hair dyed but it was worth it.

* * *

I couldn't believe it, I was dying my hair blonde. I couldn't think of having my hair red. I didn't
want people calling my Ronald McDonald with the shade they had. So I got blonde.

"How bright do want it?" The lady asked me.

"Not too bright but not too dark either," The lady looked at me confused and didn't awnser. I
sat there looking at a magazine.

"Pikachu kapi chu pi?" (Okay, what are you doing?) Pikachu asked a little annoyed.

"I will tell you later," I say looking straight ahead into the mirror. I had foil all around my head. I
sighed and looked back down to the magazine.

* * *

I stared into the mirror and gasped. I could barely recognize myself. My blonde hair worked
well with my eyes and the outfit fit perfectly. Not too big or too small. Pikachu looked even
more shocked. My unique cheeks showed well. Well Misty used to call them "uniqe cheeks."

I still had to go get a new backpack. I searched through the mall and ran into someone very
unexpected.

"GARY!" I yell.

"Do I know you?" he asked.

"Yes, of course! I am Ash! OOPS!" I just had spilled my little secret. "Please don't tell Misty
and Brock!" I beg.

"Ash...you look...uuuhhh...good." Gary was apperently dazed. Pikachu snickered.

"Thanks, but please don't tell Misty or Brock!" I say a little above my normal voice as I was
getting angry.

"Okay..." I just let him stand there wandering.

Did I really look that good? I really don't know. I never have or will care about how I look on
the outside. I like people of who they are on the inside.

I entered a store that looked as if bags were their speaclity. Pikachu walked behind, probably in
deep thought of what I was doing.

I soon picked out a bag that was a dark forest green. I paid for it.

"Let's go to the Pokemon Centre Pikachu," I say.

"Pikachu," (Finally.) he says quickly.

Mechaflame
06-15-2004, 06:01 PM
Chapter 3

As we reached the Pokemon Centre I looked into the window and saw Misty and
Brock and decided to test the new me. Pikachu didn't like the idea of it. I walked in the
Pokemon Centre. Misty shot up her head and glared at me with small tears in her eyes.

"Have you seen him?!" She said a bit above her voice pointing at a picture. A picture of
me.

I sweatdropped and answered. "No," There was now a lump in my throat that would not
go away.

"Oh." Misty looked down sadly and then saw Pikachu. 'Oh no!' I thought. "Hey that looks
exactly like Ash's Pikachu!" She says.

"Maybe...uh...it's his brother..." I say stuttering. Pikachu is about to say something when I
return him to the pokeball and put it in my new bag.

"Oh, what's your name, because you look a lot like Ash?" She asks.
I hadn't thought of this! 'What's my name' I think hard to think of name for me.

"Well?" Misty mutters.

"Zac!" I say quickly. Misty nods this time. From now on I was Zac to Misty and Brock. I
feel Pikachu's pokeball wiggling in the back and opens.

"I gotta go!"

I yell and run to the bathroom. I heard Brock say something before I dissapered.
"Well when you gotta go, you gotta go," He says. I snort in return as I run in the
bathroom.

* * *

I let Pikachu out knowing I will get at least a Thunder Bolt. I was right, a Thunder Bolt.
"WWAAAAHHHH!" I call out. When the electricity finally dies down Pikachu asks a
question.

"Pika pi chu pi?" (What was that about?) He asks angrily.

"I don't want Misty or Brock know who I am!" I say a bit above a whisper.

"Pik?" (Why?)

"Because, I don't want them to try and make me come back! I don't want to hear "Ash
won't beable to do anything by himself." I say as I mimic Misty from a few weeks ago.

"Oh," Pikachu says sadly.

I walk back out to give Pikachu to Nurse Joy along with my other Pokemon.

* * *

"Sure Ash, I will take your Pokemon," I had told Nurse Joy my real name but asked her
not to tell Misty and Brock who were not in sight right now. She agreed.

I walked out of the Pokemon Centre by myself to go somewhere. I didn't know where
though. I just walked on the sidewalk thinking about my upcoming life. 'What will
happen?' I thought to myself. 'What if Misty and Brock were to find out who I was and
drag me along with them again.' I soon found a stream and sat down by it and watched
the Goldeen swim by.

I heard some soft sobbing behind me and looked up to find a small girl known as Kara.

"Hey Kara!" I yell from where I am.

She looks up at me then looks away quickly. "LEAVE ME ALONE!" She yells and gets
up to run away. When she does she trips and falls immeadiatly.

I ran up to her. "Are you okay?" I ask.

"Leave me alone..." She gets up and runs away without tripping this time.

"Huh..." I go back into the town more and head down the busy streets. Tomorrow I was
leaving on my journey again and heading to Lasana City. I headed to the Pokemon
Centre to get a room for the night.

* * *

I lay in bed with Pikachu by my side. Pikachu's soft snores filled the silent room. I was
excited about tomorrow. Leaving on my journey by MYSELF. This would be the real
test. To see if I could survive on my own.

"I'm gonna be a Pokemon Master!" I say as I do my trademark sign. I sigh, smile, and go
to sleep.

* * *

The next day I wake up to the alarm clock that was at the side of the Pokemon Centre
bed. It was actually early this time.

I threw on my new clothes. I was tempted to wear my hat but I couldn't. Pikachu started
to wake up and now he was sitting up groaning.

"Come on Pikachu!" I say.

"Pika pika," (Yeah yeah.)

Pikachu jumped off the bed as I made my way out the door with all my stuff. No one was
in the lobby except Nurse Joy.

"Bye Ash," She says as I grab a few muffins and leave.

"Bye," I say.

The sun was now just coming up and the sky was orange and pink. I took in a deep breath
and let it out. I walked down the empty sidewalks to find a limp figure on the ground
with a lot of bruises.

"Kara," I say as I pick up her small body and rush her to the Pokemon Centre.

* * *

Only about an two hours later Kara was up and about. Turns out she was attacked by a
spearow. Right now she was thanking me and jumping up and down.

"Thankyou Ash!" She yelled.

"Shhhh," I hushed her and started out again.

As Pikachu and I walk deeper in the city I look back to find Kara a few feet behind me.

I sighed and started to walk faster with Pikachu slightly ahead of me.

"Wait up," Kara yells.

I just walk faster to get out of her wrath of annoyance. Funny how some people,
espeacily girls, would want you to leave them alone and then you do one little thing and
they are all over you.

Mechaflame
06-16-2004, 01:25 PM
Chapter 3

As we reached the Pokemon Centre I looked into the window and saw Misty and
Brock and decided to test the new me. Pikachu didn't like the idea of it. I walked in the
Pokemon Centre. Misty shot up her head and glared at me with small tears in her eyes.

"Have you seen him?!" She said a bit above her voice pointing at a picture. A picture of
me.

I sweatdropped and answered. "No," There was now a lump in my throat that would not
go away.

"Oh." Misty looked down sadly and then saw Pikachu. 'Oh no!' I thought. "Hey that looks
exactly like Ash's Pikachu!" She says.

"Maybe...uh...it's his brother..." I say stuttering. Pikachu is about to say something when I
return him to the pokeball and put it in my new bag.

"Oh, what's your name, because you look a lot like Ash?" She asks.
I hadn't thought of this! 'What's my name' I think hard to think of name for me.

"Well?" Misty mutters.

"Zac!" I say quickly. Misty nods this time. From now on I was Zac to Misty and Brock. I
feel Pikachu's pokeball wiggling in the back and opens.

"I gotta go!"

I yell and run to the bathroom. I heard Brock say something before I dissapered.
"Well when you gotta go, you gotta go," He says. I snort in return as I run in the
bathroom.

* * *

I let Pikachu out knowing I will get at least a Thunder Bolt. I was right, a Thunder Bolt.
"WWAAAAHHHH!" I call out. When the electricity finally dies down Pikachu asks a
question.

"Pika pi chu pi?" (What was that about?) He asks angrily.

"I don't want Misty or Brock know who I am!" I say a bit above a whisper.

"Pik?" (Why?)

"Because, I don't want them to try and make me come back! I don't want to hear "Ash
won't beable to do anything by himself." I say as I mimic Misty from a few weeks ago.

"Oh," Pikachu says sadly.

I walk back out to give Pikachu to Nurse Joy along with my other Pokemon.

* * *

"Sure Ash, I will take your Pokemon," I had told Nurse Joy my real name but asked her
not to tell Misty and Brock who were not in sight right now. She agreed.

I walked out of the Pokemon Centre by myself to go somewhere. I didn't know where
though. I just walked on the sidewalk thinking about my upcoming life. 'What will
happen?' I thought to myself. 'What if Misty and Brock were to find out who I was and
drag me along with them again.' I soon found a stream and sat down by it and watched
the Goldeen swim by.

I heard some soft sobbing behind me and looked up to find a small girl known as Kara.

"Hey Kara!" I yell from where I am.

She looks up at me then looks away quickly. "LEAVE ME ALONE!" She yells and gets
up to run away. When she does she trips and falls immeadiatly.

I ran up to her. "Are you okay?" I ask.

"Leave me alone..." She gets up and runs away without tripping this time.

"Huh..." I go back into the town more and head down the busy streets. Tomorrow I was
leaving on my journey again and heading to Lasana City. I headed to the Pokemon
Centre to get a room for the night.

* * *

I lay in bed with Pikachu by my side. Pikachu's soft snores filled the silent room. I was
excited about tomorrow. Leaving on my journey by MYSELF. This would be the real
test. To see if I could survive on my own.

"I'm gonna be a Pokemon Master!" I say as I do my trademark sign. I sigh, smile, and go
to sleep.

* * *

The next day I wake up to the alarm clock that was at the side of the Pokemon Centre
bed. It was actually early this time.

I threw on my new clothes. I was tempted to wear my hat but I couldn't. Pikachu started
to wake up and now he was sitting up groaning.

"Come on Pikachu!" I say.

"Pika pika," (Yeah yeah.)

Pikachu jumped off the bed as I made my way out the door with all my stuff. No one was
in the lobby except Nurse Joy.

"Bye Ash," She says as I grab a few muffins and leave.

"Bye," I say.

The sun was now just coming up and the sky was orange and pink. I took in a deep breath
and let it out. I walked down the empty sidewalks to find a limp figure on the ground
with a lot of bruises.

"Kara," I say as I pick up her small body and rush her to the Pokemon Centre.

* * *

Only about an two hours later Kara was up and about. Turns out she was attacked by a
spearow. Right now she was thanking me and jumping up and down.

"Thankyou Ash!" She yelled.

"Shhhh," I hushed her and started out again.

As Pikachu and I walk deeper in the city I look back to find Kara a few feet behind me.

I sighed and started to walk faster with Pikachu slightly ahead of me.

"Wait up," Kara yells.

I just walk faster to get out of her wrath of annoyance. Funny how some people,
espeacily girls, would want you to leave them alone and then you do one little thing and
they are all over you.

KCash
06-16-2004, 05:45 PM
Great job Mecha. I can see you've put in a lot of thought to this and it flows very nicely. Good job with spelling and grammer, this is turning into a nice fic. Keep up the great work and I'll keep reading!