Pokemon research centre- Scabbard Town "Everyone go inside. I will take you to the Professor once everyone is here" said Zeke as he waited for everyone to enter. Once everyone was inside Annie showed up.
"Morning Zeke! I have the usual order for the professor here" said Annie when a roar was heard from the side. Jack then rushed to Zeke. "What!? This kid is the professor? Is he just out of school or something!?" said Jack which caused Annie to laugh and Zeke to get angry. "I am not the professor! I am Zeke. Professor Pine's Aide!" Declared Zeke.
Jack blinked twice then said "Oh yeah, I should have guessed. Someone as smart as a professor would have a sense of style in the way they dress." Annie then had a giggle fit that only got stronger when Zeke responded.
"HEY! I do have a sense of style! This is just the official uniform for a Professor's Aide! Besides when you are the professor's right hand man like me. You get too busy to worry about your appearance" Responded Zeke which caused Jack to look at Zeke from head to toe.
"The professor must have low standards in his aides if he chose someone who can't even look after their clothes as his top one" said Jack as he pointed out a tear in Zeke's trousers caused by his earlier fall. Zeke got embarrased and more angry at Jack which caused Annie and Vanillite to laugh harder. Vanillite laughed so hard it accidentally used icicle spear and hit Charmy who had followed Jack. Charmy got angry and went to use flamethrower on Vanillite.
"Charmy stop!" Was heard from a small distance away when James approached the trio. "Sorry about Charmy and Jack. He is here for his first pokemon. I will wait out here with Charmy if you want to take these two in. I can see you are an aide to Professor Pine" said James to Zeke who had calmed down.
"Alright, follow me everyone" said Zeke as he walked into the centre and lead the group to Pine. "Professor I have brought the new trainers" said Zeke as he approached Pine
Scabbard town - Behind the crowd Blake quickly pulled the brake on the jeep."Jack this crowd is too big. I can't drive you the rest of the way. You will have to find another way there. Sorry son" said Blake.
"Don't worry dad. Charmy can take him the rest of the way" said James as he threw out a Pokeball to reveal a Charizard. Charmy, Jack is gonna be late to collect his first Pokemon if he doesn't get there soon. Get him to Pine's lab as quick as you can! Now go!" Said James which caused Jack to undo his seat belt as Charmy quickly took off and grabbed Jack from the back seat.
Charmy and Jack then flew over the crowd towards Pine's lab in quite a fast pace. Charmy let out a loud roar knowing people would hear it.
Pokemon Research centre- Scabbard Town
"Professor it is my pleasure! Do you have any other tasks for me to perform this morning Sir?" Asked Zeke as he dusted off his pants from the fall. "Oh we have some arrivals! I will go and greet them on your behalf" said Zeke who approached Danny and Linda before Pine had a chance to respond.
"Greetings, I am Zeke. Aide to Professor Pine. Are you two here to recieve your first pokemon?" Asked Zeke.
Scabbard town - Behind the crowd
Annie reached the large crowd outside Pine's lab and she shyly began to make her way through it being careful not to hurt Vanillite or damage Pine's delivery.
Jack, James and Blake- Just outside Scabbard town On the road just outside Scabbard town a jeep was on its way to Professor Pine's lab. Blake was driving and James in the passenger were perfectly calm but Jack in the back couldn't keep still.
"Hurry up! Hurry up! I want to get started already!" Yelled Jack from the back of the jeep holding his worn our bag in his arms tightly.
"Calm down Jack! We will be there soon enough. If you rush this you will miss the most important feeling a trainer could ever get! The feeling of knowing that you are about to get a new best friend and partner who will be with you all the way to the end!" Said James.
Hearing those words calmed Jack down. "James you used to be more impatient than I am. Did you miss that feeling?" asked Jack.
"No bro I didn't. When I got to lab for my Charmander fear took hold me causing me to freeze in place. I was frozen in place for over an hour, unable to move a muscle. The professor thought I wasn't coming and was about to go into town when he saw me standing there looking scared" said James.
"You were scared? But you were so confident that you will be a great trainer and a Champion one day. Why were you so scared?" Asked Jack.
"I realised that I was about to start a journey where I was on my own and had no one to protect me. And I was also responsible for my Pokémon too. When I was never any good at looking after you" said James.
"D.. do you think I will be any good?" Asked Jack sounding very nervous.
"Of Course you will! I felt that way but the Prof saw me so scared that he went back inside to collect a pokeball. Then I heard him say. You must be James, allow me to introduce you to Charmander. It was then he let it out of the pokeball and at the sight of it my fear melted away" said James.
"Your fear just melted away seeing Charmy for the first time?" Asked Jack.
"Yeah, and the feeling I had in that moment I will never forget. It helped guide me to who I am today. So I am sure the second you see your Chimchar. All of your fears and doubts will just disappear" said James.
"Your brother is right Jack. The moment you see your first pokemon, everything changes in your heart. So just sit still savouring every second until you see the best friend you can ever have" said Blake.
Zeke- Pokemon Research center, Scabbard Town
Zeke entered the room but was focused on his clipboard that he accidentally walked into a near by table. Zeke fell down and a pokemon treat fell out of his pocket. Zeke snapped out of his trance and picked up his clipboard and the treat. The lillipup saw the treat and ran to Zeke causing him to giggle. "Want this treat? Then get it!" Said Zeke as he threw the treat in the air and the lillipup jumped up to catch it.
Zeke approached Pine slowly while watching his steps. "Professor, I have completed my morning checklist. I have also contacted Cafe Vanilious and placed your usual order. Annie will be delivering it when she arrives to register as a new trainer" reported Zeke.
Annie- Cafe Vanilious, Scabbard Town
Annie was in her room packing her bag ready for her journey. Vanillite was sitting on her bed smiling as it always did. Once finished, Annie picked up Vannilite and walked down the stairs and into the cafe.
"You all packed now Annie dear?" Asked the woman behind the counter. Annie nodded and approached the counter. "Mom are you sure I should be doing this? I mean I am the one who created our famous Vanillice puffs" said Annie sounding nervous. Her mother's face lit up with a smile. "That is exactly why you should be doing this! If you could create a masterpiece like that with just Vanillite as inspiration then what else can you create with other pokemon to inspire you. But no more arguments. Zeke phoned in Alistair's usual order so be a dear and deliver it for me" said Annie's mother. Annie nodded and picked up the order before leaving the cafe and heading for the research center.
Ian St John, Mercia Ian thought about Geoffrey for a moment then turned to look at the door. "Chuck, I can't leave here now. My life has not always been as peaceful as it is now. And in secret I have longed for a new adventure. I planned to head off but every time I am almost ready to leave... Geoffrey comes and asks advice on how to help one of the orphans. Ray, Matilda, that Tails kid and so many others. If I go see him now, I know he will say something that will stop me joining you on this." Ian looked around and found a pen and blank piece of paper. "I'm borrowing these, I need to leave my son a note." Ian wrote a note for Geoffrey and folded the paper up so only the name Geoffrey could be seen.
"I'll ask one of the boys to drop it off at my place before we leave in the morning. I have all I need in my tool bag anyway." Ian sat down and waited for Chuck to finish his preparations for the trip.
Mighty, Feral Forest Mighty heard Skye's warning and dropped the bumper. He curled into a ball to avoid the bot's grab. Mighty waited a moment to cause the bot to stop, giving him an opening to strike. He picked up the bumper and swung it hard at the torso of the bot.