Chapter 1 -- Confused much?
The beautiful glimpse of warm sunlight started to shine into Sarah Deep’s bedroom, Sarah was an average girl in the world of Pokémon, except for the fact she didn’t have a Pokémon yet, which was weird for a girl who was the rough age of seventeen. Sarah pulled the colourful electric yellow and strong pink off of her bed, the soft mattress she was sleeping on made a small, eerie screech as she hopped off of it, as it did most mornings. Sarah was wearing her soft, stretchy, baby blue t-shirt, along with her bold pink pyjama bottoms. Sarah walked out of her deep blue themed bedroom and onto the upstairs hallway. Sarah tiptoed around the house, as the chocolate coloured, wooden, creaky floorboards could make a small creak sound like a huge screech.
The house was serene at the time, as it was two hours before Sarah usually got up. She walked across the floor quickly and quietly and turned the cold, copper knob and opened the bathroom door. Inside there were the neatly tiled, dark slate blue walls of the bathroom. Sarah walked towards the sink, she took a small, strong green coloured toothbrush from a small, see-through glass shelf, she scrubbed her beautiful, crystal clear, white teeth up and down continuously, just to make sure they keep that natural shine. She looked at herself in the mirror, with it showing her long, rich blonde and brown hair, and deep azure eyes. She turned on the silver, cold tap and cold water came out. She splashed a little water on her cheeks and around her eyes, just to wake her up.
“Ah, teeth are glowing nice and white, and my eyes are still nice and blue.” Sarah boasted proudly to herself. She opened the bathroom door, and then quickly skipped across to her bedroom, and in she went. The door shut quietly, with a little ‘click’ to signal it. About ten minutes later Sarah came out, wearing a bright, deep sky blue t-shirt that looked the same to the one she was wearing before, except without the creases and it was somewhat cleaner. She also had some tight navy jeans on, along with big, white Nike, boot-like things on; they had small bits of white, soft fur just at the top of them. Sarah heard a small bang, she wasn't sure what it was, when a small, drowsy-looking figure started walking across the hall.
"Emma?" Sarah said, finding it hard to believe that Emma, her seven-year-old little sister was up at this time. "Shouldn't you be in bed?" Sarah questioned unhappily.
"Mommy said that bed is for people who are to lazy to walk, and besides, I want to get a snack." Emma replied, with a small smirk on her face, as well as her bright sienna eyes went big, making sure to look cure to so Sarah wouldn't say 'no'.
"Oh, don't cry. Aw, please don't cry. It's okay Emma." Sarah said worriedly, because if Emma started to cry, everyone would wake up, and Sarah didn't want that in case she got in trouble.
"Ha, I won't cry if you get me a brown-bread sandwich with cheese, oh, and some diet Coca-cola, please." She said, with a devious smirk on her angelic face.
"Fine, wait here. Don't wake mom or dad up, understand?" Sarah ordered, as she looked strictly at Emma's young face, waiting for a reply.
"Yes, sir!" Emma said, raising her voice a little. Emma was told to stay there, but she wanted to sit down, but right out side of her bedroom, there was so no room. So Emma walked on a little, with the end of her pink and white frilly nightdress dragging behind her. She walked into the middle of the hall, and sat down.
Sarah was down the stairs; she walked around the house quietly, even though she knew the olive coloured carpet didn't make sounds like the upstairs floorboards. She walked into the kitchen, the cold, cream coloured tiles, which were substituted for floor, were not very soft at all. Sarah looked around the kitchen, but she couldn't see bread anywhere, from the creamy yellow walls to the rich, wooden presses, she couldn't see any. So she turned her attention to the counter, where she saw the brown-bread. It was a tough, light brown colour. She pulled of the see-through, plastic wrapper and took out two slices of it.
Each slice was sort of crispy and soft at the same time, Sarah put them both on the stainless dark grey coloured counter, and opened a small press underneath it, the bright, beech press was opened, it was the fridge, and inside it, was so many colourful foods of all kinds. She took out a strong orange coloured piece of food; it was square shaped, and has a weird, yet tasty smell to it. She took out the piece of orange food, or cheese as they call it, and she took it out of the plastic wrapping, she took one slice of the stuff, and put it on one slice of the sandwich, and put the other slice on top. Sarah put her hand back into the cold fridge, she took out a small, blood red can, that read in cursive white letters 'diet Coca-cola', Sarah lifted the two of them upstairs again, and seen Emma. She gave the food to Emma, awaiting some appreciation.
"Thank you, Sarah." She said softly and happily. Emma waltzed back into her room, closing the door gently behind her. Sarah walked back into her bedroom again, she jumped on her springy bed, and looked as flat as a pancake, there was a sudden ring, it was a cliché ring too.
"Ooh, the phone." Sarah said quietly. She picked up the eye-hurting red coloured phone and started to talk on it.
"Uh, hello?" Sarah asked confusedly.
"Hi, is Sarah there?" the voice asked.
"Uh, I'm Sarah." Sarah replied happily.
"Oh, Hi, I'm auntie Karen, you're aunt. Well, I run a day-care centre near Verdanturf town, but I'm going away for a week, so I'm looking for someone to watch over the day-care, and since you're my closest relatives, living in Slateport City, do you think you could come up for the week, I'll be paying you, it's a few small jobs, and to look after the baby Pokémon, don't worry, there not wild." Karen's voice replied.
"Me? But I'm so dumb and immature, can’t my mom?" Sarah asked worriedly.
"Sorry, but I asked her and she said you needed some money, and needed some responsibilities." Karen said happily.
"Fine, but only for the week. What time should I be down at everyday?" Sarah grunted sharply.
"Uh, you need to come down within one hour, and you'll sleep overnight." Karen said informatively.
"What? Wait, what's the pay?" Sarah asked rudely, seeing as you should never ask about money.
"About thirty dollars a day, how is that?” Karen questioned.
Fine, I'll be up soon." Sarah said, "Bye." Sarah put down the phone, with a small twitch in her eye; she was terribly annoyed, especially because this was her week off school. But Sarah knew if that was the salary, she didn't really have a choice. Sarah hopped off of her bed again, and walked out into the hall. She walked into her mom and dad's bedroom, knowing they were asleep. She took a deep breath and shouted in her mom's ear.
"MOTHER!" Sarah said angrily. "Ah, that feels better." She said joyfully.
"What is it, apple tart?" Sarah's mom asked tiredly. Her drowsy, turquoise eyes made her look extremely old though.
"I'm going aunt Karen's day-care for the week on you're behalf. Good day." Sarah said, ending with a bang.
Sarah walked out of the bedroom and went downstairs; she pulled across the golden, rusty lock on the old, white hall door. She walked outside, not even bother to have any breakfast. It was a rather cold day, Sarah walked across the dull grey pathway, heading for the grassy road, so she could get to the day-care. Seeing as she sold her bike. She kept on walking, when she came to the grassy road, weirdly, she didn't see any young, 'hip' trainers going out, probably because it was so early in the morning at the time. Sarah walked through the tall, rich green grass. She didn't know what she would find, but she knew it wouldn't be too pleasant, or at least that's what she thought. When out came a small, orange otter-like Pokémon from the moderately tall grass.
"Oh!" Sarah screeched, she got quite a fright when the Pokémon jumped out, she didn't know what it was though, seeing as she didn't have Pokémon, or a Pokédex. The small Pokémon had dark orange coloured fur, with a small scaly, blue belly. It looked like water Pokémon, seeing as it had otter characteristics, but Sarah wasn't sure. It jumped right out in front of her, it seemed as if it liked her, and Sarah seemed to like it too.
"Well aren't you kind of cute?" Sarah said happily, picking it up, and rubbing it's soft belly. After a few minutes of rubbing it, Sarah put it down gently in the grass. It made a small whimper, it's eyes started to look wet, a sign that it's going to be sad. The small Buizel started using it's small, dog-like paws and it clipped onto Sarah's tight jeans.
"Oh, you can't come with me." Sarah cried, not literally, of course.
"Buizel! Buiz Buiz Nya!" The small Buizel cried sadly.
"Oh, a 'Buizel', cool." Sarah said happily. "Not that I know what you are, but whatever." She added happily. Sarah stared at the small otter some more, glancing at its small face. She could see the happiness in it's eyes, and she knew she wasn't going to ruin that for it. "OK, you can come with me." She rejoiced. The small Buizel somehow knew what she was saying, and as Sarah walked off, he followed behind her. They walked through the grassy patches for nearly an hour now, and since it was early, most Pokémon and trainers would be in there warm, comfy beds, sleeping till whatever time they want too. The day went on as did Sarah and her new Buizel. They kept on walking through the tall grass when they came to flat land again.
"Wait, this is the entrance to Mauville, yes! We're here!" Sarah said to Buizel happily. "Hear that, Buizel, we're here!"
The sun was shining brightly over Mauville City, as it's strong, scorching rays kept the whole town very warm. Sarah seen an old man, he looked like he was one of those casino people, he had a shiny black tuxedo on, and that was good enough for Sarah. She walked over towards the old man and came to sudden stop, when he pulled out a staff, it had a picture of a golden Pokéball on top of it, and the rest was a dark black colour.
"Can I help ye youngster?" The old man asked with an Irish, weak accent. His wrinkles were like a suit on his pale body.
"Uh, yes. I was sent to the Day-care, and told it was near Verdanturf, but I'm confused now." She said worriedly. "Can you give me directions?"
"Why, yes I can, little Missy." He said gladly, and then he took out a small piece of coloured paper. It had small numbers, lines and words on it. "Here you go, a small map can help you out. Just go the route it tells you and go to the day-care. Ciao!" The old man bowed down weirdly and walked off towards the grassy road. He took a small glance behind him and smiled.
"Uh, thanks!" Sarah shouted over to him, as she took a look at the map, it was folded up. She unfolded it and looked at it, it was a map of Hoenn, she zoomed in a bit and viewed Mauville City, then she seen a path coming from it to the left. Down that path, the words read 'Day-care' centre. "Ok, so I'm heading into Mauville, then taking a left. Cool." She said, as her small Buizel followed her as he walked on his small two legs. They walked into the city, it had that 'static' feeling to it, the energetic citizens where nowhere to be seen though, and on a beautiful day like this, you'd expect them to be out. Then, Sarah heard a loud scream coming from inside rectangular, lavender coloured building. She looked on the map to see if it was on the map, when it was. A small purple dot that read 'Mauville Casino'.
"Ugh, the citizens finally get a nice day and they spend it inside. Gah." Sarah sighed softly. She walked on towards the left path, where she came to a bunch of small, colourful and lovely smelling flowers, each scented with happiness. Sarah took a deep breath, inhaling the enchanting aroma from the flowers, as did Buizel. They seen a small house, it had medium-sized brown fences around it. Just outside the orphan blue coloured door, a figure stood out and waved at Sarah. Sarah looked closely, to observe it was Aunt Karen. "Karen! Is that you?" Sarah shouted over to the distance.
"Yes, come over to me!" Karen's deep voice shouted back. As her dark indigo fringe swayed in the gentle breeze as she waved.
"Okay!" Sarah walked over, with Buizel waddling behind her, it seems he was getting tired, but he would be getting a rest when they got inside. Karen looked really happy, knowing Sarah was here to mind the place while she was gone.
"Okay, Sarah, I need to leave now, I left the door open, just go inside, I need to run to the boat, see you later!" Karen said, as the bucket of words flew out of Karen's mouth very quickly.
"Well, I guess this is it." Sarah said anxiously, she gave a gentle push on the door, and it opened, inside was a small house. It was nothing more than a few small shelves and a single bed. The floors were bright brown colour as were the walls, seeing as they were made out of wood. Sarah wasn't very happy, she would have imagined this being a big centre, that was rich and filled with money. Sarah then seen a door just beside the bed, it was like it was hidden or something. She pushed it, and she came into a modern, tiled room, it was apparently the counter where the trainers would drop of their Pokémon. There wasn't actually a long line there, 2 people were waiting. People were waiting, each of them holding their Pokémon. Sarah walked behind the counter, and fixed her shirt a little, then flicked a little dust off, and was ready to work. "Uh, Hi. May I help you?" Sarah asked nicely to an old woman.
"Yes girl, I have my Elekid and Pichu, but I'm going to friend's for a week, can you mind them for me please?" The woman asked weirdly.
"Yes you may, thanks." Sarah took the small, human-like, yellow Pokémon out of the ladies arms, and it behind the counter, while Buizel was there with it. Then she took the small, rodent-like yellow mouse behind the counter. "Next, please?" Sarah asked loudly, yet politely.
"Hello there, I'm Dan, I have a lot of Pokémon, and I need you to mind for one week please, is that alright?" The man asked politely, his navy moustache made him look really weird.
"Yes, no problem. Can I have your Pokémon, please?" Sarah asked happily.
"Ok, here are my two Nidoran, a girl and a boy, and my Magby; he's a little rough, so be careful. Oh, here's Zubat, he's very fidgety, and here's Psyduck. He's quite quiet." Dan answered. "Thanks."
Sarah took all five of those Pokémon behind the counter, with Buizel. It appeared that was all of the customers, her work was done for now. She user her bottom to push open the back door, and all the Pokémon ran out. They scurried along the patches of green, lush grass. Sarah's Buizel seen a small lake, it had a waterfall coming into it, a rich tree leaning over it, and a nice, warm rock platform in the middle. It was like paradise there. Sarah's Buizel scurried over as quickly as possible to deep blue water and slid in, and then popped back out again onto the rock. He lay down, with his orange coat all wet and his arms behind his head, his reign of sunbathing began. Sarah looked around, everything was serene and peaceful. Zubat flickering around through the dark trees, the Nidoran scurrying across the rich grass, Elekid and Magby hitting eachother softly.
"Elekid, Magby, stop it!" Sarah shouted angrily, she ran over to the small kid-like Pokémon. The Magby's light red skin had some small indigo coloured marks on it. Elekid's strong yellow skin had some slate blue coloured bruises on it too. "You guys could hurt each other really badly from doing that!" They both made some gentle whimper noises of innocence. Trying to not get in trouble, they didn't. "Hey, where's the Psyduck?" Sarah questioned herself worriedly. Knowing that the ignorance of a confused Psyduck could lead him anywhere.
Sarah looked around confusedly, when she seen a big bright olive coloured bottom leaning into the water. It was Psyduck's big bottom, and his small tail looked like a little spike at the back. He was putting his hands in at his reflection, as he probably thought it was another Psyduck. He made enthusiastically surprising squeals and started splashing the water back and fort, and doing this. He then accidentally splashed Buizel, who was perched comfortably on a small rock platform in the middle of crystal blue lake. With the calm, waterfall gently crashing behind him.