Created by Mechaflame
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
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.
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 Capri’s and a hot
"Right NOW!" the girl screamed and started to cry.
"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, 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.