Pokemon : Primrose
Authoress' Notes: Hi, everyone! This is actually my Third trump into the Pokemon World, but I ended up taking the other two down over a year ago, due to the numerous OCs I had been submitted and people Flaming me because I hadn't gotten theirs out, like, right then. Know what I mean? I'm sure some of you do. Anyway, this is a shot-story featuring the OC, Roseanne Lucas, I submitted to dragonheart93 for her story "Uncontrollable Changes" which is a superbly-done Reborn story; however, don't take my word for it, feel free to check it out yourselves. It's on my Favourite Stories, along with her being on my Favourite Authors, and so far I've found it to be both entertaining and interesting to find out what happens next.
Anyway, "Primrose" is a Fic that covers how Roseanne Lucas, who lives on Route 36 just outside of Violet City and grew up best friends with Falkner, meets her Machop, whom she names Mach, Morty the Ecruteak Gym Leader, Eva her Eevee, and Nate her Natu. For your enjoyment, please Read and, if you'd be so kind, Review! Thanks.
Dedication: I'd like to dedicate "Primrose" to dragonheart93, because it's because of her that Roseanne was even created; and she's a fun character, I've found, to write.
Shot Summary: Nine, nearing ten, year old Roseanne Lucas is happy as a Shellder in water when her best friend, Falkner, agrees to finish his daily Training to join her in a game of Hide and Seek. Eager to get a head start, she sneaks onto Route 31 and runs into some trouble.
Disclaimer: If I owned Pokemon, I doubt I'd be writing Fanfiction about it, or having Ash repeat everything over and over. I am, and he is, therefore I think it's safe to say I don't own Pokemon or any related characters; those are the sole creation of the magnificent Satoshi Taijiri. However, I do own Roseanne and her family, so please don't use them without permission. You may see them appear in dragonheart93's "Uncontrollable Changes", but Alyssa has my permission to use them as they were actually created specifically for her story.
Part One of Four: Mach the Machop
A young girl with her pale blonde hair pulled out of her face in a braid that fell down her back giggled quietly to herself as she snuck up on the unsuspecting blue-haired boy and screamed just as she got behind him. "Kyaa! Seanne!" The boy yelped, tripping over himself at the shock of her screaming near to his ears.
"Yes, Falkner?" She smiled at him angelically, her bluish-grey eyes mischievous.
"What did you do that for?" He glared at her from where he was sitting on the ground, rubbing his left ear.
"'Cause I'm a Ninja!" She chirped happily, causing him to cringe.
"Seanne, have you been hanging around Janine again?" The boy, Falkner, asked cautiously.
"Um…" The girl, who wasn't quite ten years old yet, scuffed her shoe in the dirt outside of the Violet City Gym which, currently, was run by Falkner's father, Wayne Hayate; he knew the answer when she wouldn't meet his eyes.
"Roseanne…" He moaned as a Pidgey flew down from a tree nearby and perched itself on her head, causing her to giggle. "Jet, I've told you: you're not supposed to like her after she tricks me," he pouted childishly. "You interrupted our Training, you know."
"So? Falk, even Uncle Wayne doesn't Train as much as you and Jet do; and he's the Gym Leader," Roseanne rolled her eyes as Jet the Pidgey stubbornly stayed where he was and instead began picking at her hair. "Besides, you haven't played with me all week," she whined. "I wanna play, but you never have time for me anymore. Janine came over earlier to play while her Dad was visiting the Ecruteak Gym Leader for the League, since the Challenge opens in two weeks; plus she's my friend, too, so I can hang with her if I want to. So, nya."
"I'm twelve now, Roseanne, I can't keep playing around with you all the time if I ever want to take over Dad's Gym from him," Falkner puffed his chest out.
"All work and no play makes Falkner Hayate a bad friend," she retorted, sticking her tongue out at him.
"Oh, come on, Seanne," he complained. "I am not a bad friend."
"Then come play Hide and Seek with me," she challenged, crossing her arms huffily.
"But you always lose," Falkner sighed.
"'Cause you always use Jet to find me," Roseanne stuck her tongue out at him. "That's called "Cheating"."
"What are you two fighting about now?" The two immediately ceased their squabble, which had gotten to the point of Roseanne jumping onto Falkner's back and them wrestling on the ground while an amused Jet watched from his father's head.
"Uh… Hi, Dad!" Falkner tried to look cheerful, but winced when Roseanne scrambled up off of him and launched herself at his father.
"Hi, Uncle Wayne!"
Wayne, a handsome man whose blue hair had hints of silver throughout, chuckled as he expertly caught her, "Roseanne, Child, you've got to stop pestering Falkner so much; you know how seriously he takes his Training."
She pouted, ignoring Falkner as he smirked at her, "I know…"
"Now, what do we say to Falkner, young lady?" Since the two children grew up together, he often times treated her like she was his own; especially since her family was often busy with her two brothers.
"I'm sorry for interrupting your Training, Falkner. I just wanted to play, though; Stephen's home from travelling for a bit and I got yelled at when I tried to play with him, Davis, and his Pokemon. Mom and Dad are both happy at Stephen being back, so they don't have time to play 'cause they're throwing a party for him making it to the Top 25 for Hoenn's Championship…"
Roseanne looked so down-trodden that both Wayne and Falkner felt badly for her. "Tell you what, Rosie-girl, why don't you go play by the Pokemon Center for a bit, and Falkner will finish up his Training for the day, hm? Then he'll come join you."
"Okay!" Roseanne beamed, clapping her hands together once, causing the two Hayates to chuckle at her antics. "See you in a bit, Falk!" She took off skipping down the road, tripping about fifteen feet away from them and landing on her hands and knees; she just grumbled at the ground before she got back up and continued to the Pokemon Center that was near-to Route 31.
After ten minutes of sitting in front of the Pokemon Center, she got bored and decided to get an early start to "Hide and Seek" and, sneaking through the Guard House that connected Route 31 and Violet City, got onto the Route without the Guard being any the wiser. "Hm, where'd a neat hiding place be…" She pouted, standing just outside of the Rest Stop and looking at the Route. Walking over to the ledge of rock that separated part of the Route, she grinned mischievously, "Whoot!" She backed up and jumped off of the ledge, landing in a crouched position. "That was fun!" She laughed happily and jumped off of another nearby ledge, landing with a "Look out below!".
"Hey!" A boy a little older than her, wearing a straw hat and shorts popped up in front of her with an angry expression as a Ledyba took off from where she had landed, startled by the noise. "You little brat, I almost had that Ledyba!"
Roseanne got to her feet, angry when the boy pushed her, "Hey, that's not nice! Didn't your Mom ever teach you not to pick on girls, you big meanie!" Not one to be outdone, she stomped on his foot.
"Why, you -" He cut himself off, attempting to catch her with his net.
"Eeep! Hey, watch it, Meanie!" She squeaked, dodging the net.
"That's it! Weedle, let's go! Poison Sting!" Furious, the Bug Catcher released a Weedle.
"Wha-oh!" She scrambled away and took off running, glad that Weedles couldn't move very fast.
"Get back here, you little Brat!" The Bug Catcher and his Weedle took chase and, panting, she paused in front of the large cave on the Route that the rumours Falkner always told her about little girls getting lost around happened.
Biting her lip, she glanced from the approaching Trainer to the large, dark, mouth of the cave and half-ran, half-stumbled into the darkness. She only got about ten feet into the Cave before she tripped over something. "Oh, no," she whimpered as she landed hard on her side and pain shot through her leg.
"Geo! Dude!" The "rock" she'd tripped over had actually been a slumbering Geodude and it was angry at having been woken up.
"Where -" The Bug Catcher and his Weedle skidded to a stop at the sight of the angry Geodude and, without a word, turned around and ran back out of the Cave.
With nothing else to occupy its attention, the Geodude turned its angry glare on the girl who tried to get back to her feet and instead cried out in pain. Seeing the Pokemon coming towards her, she let out a loud scream, "Somebody help me! Please…" She whispered, curling up as the Geodude came at her with what she thought was a Tackle Attack.
"Chop! Machop!" An unfamiliar cry sounded as she felt something jump over her and heard the Geodude let out a sound of pain as something collided with it in mid-air.
"…Dude…" The Geodude moaned, as her saviour hit it into the nearby rock wall, effectively knocking it unconscious.
"Machop? Ma," a humanoid hand, except grey-blue, was placed on the frightened girl's shoulders as she cautiously uncurled herself and glanced up with a sniffle. The Pokemon in front of her, a Machop, gave her a kind smile as it offered her its hand; when she tentatively placed hers in its, it effortlessly brought her to her feet.
Placing her weight on her right leg, she cried softly when it nearly collapsed from under her; only the Machop, who was almost her height, holding onto her stopped her from falling back to the ground. "Macho cho machop?" It looked at her, its red eyes gentle.
"I… I think I hurt my leg…" Roseanne replied to its gentle grip.
The Machop paused for a moment, taking in her torn skirt and her scraped knees and elbows, murmuring to itself. It nodded, seemingly coming to a decision, and without warning scooped her up into its arms; when it felt her stiffen up, it looked down at her and spoke softly, "Machop, chop mach."
"You're going to bring me back to town, Machop?" She relaxed when it nodded determinedly and gave it a warm smile as she wrapped her arms around its neck to help it keep balance, "Thank you, Machop; you saved my life!" They were now out of the Cave and she giggled when she noticed the pink tinge on its skin.
Machop carried her in silence as it walked through the tall grass, growling at the Bug Catcher from earlier who yelped and scurried out of sight, causing Roseanne to laugh in amusement while Machop snorted. When it got to the door of the Guard House, it paused a moment in deliberation before it gently kicked at the door; a moment later the Guard, who knew Roseanne by sight, opened it and gaped at his boss's daughter looking quite comfortable in the arms of the wild Pokemon. "Roseanne? You okay, Kiddo?" The Guard, who was in his late teens, made to take her from Machop when Machop growled at him and drew the girl closer to itself.
"Machop, if you wanna go back, Chris can make sure that I'll be okay," Roseanne told Machop, looking up and into its eyes; she was secretly hoping that it'd decide that it wanted to come with her, but she wasn't about to admit that.
Machop must have seen her hopefulness in her eyes because it smiled and shook its head, eyes shining, "Chop. Ma chop, cho."
She beamed at it and asked Chris, "Chris, could you open the door over there for Machop, please?"
"Ooh-kay," Chris scratched his head before complying, only to be almost bowled over by the blur of blue that ran in. "Hey, watch where you're runnin', Falkner," he muttered at the blue haired Trainer that immediately spotted the startled girl and Machop.
"Seanne! Dad, she's over here!" Falkner, his ever-faithful Pidgey, Jet, perched in his hair, made to run over, but stopped in his tracks as Machop narrowed its eyes at him. "Whoa, I'm not going to hurt her, uh, whatever you are."
"That's a Machop; and it seems like it's very protective of Roseanne, Son. Rosie, are you alright?" Wayne entered behind his son, relief evident on his face.
"I tripped over a Geodude, Uncle Wayne, and Machop here saved me! But, my leg hurts, so Machop carried me here all the way from that scary Cave that Falkner told me little girls disappear from," Roseanne explained. She looked up, meeting Machop's eyes again and told it, "Machop, that's my best friend, Falkner, and his Dad, Uncle Wayne. They won't hurt us, so could you let them come over, please?"
Machop nodded, keeping its eyes on the father and son warily as Wayne came over and made to touch Roseanne. "Ma. Chop," its eyes narrowed and Wayne chuckled at it.
"I promise I won't hurt her, Machop; I just want to see how badly hurt she is. Would you be able to set her down for a few moments?"
"It's okay, Machop," she assured it. Grudgingly, it set her on one of the nearby chairs, being very gentle with its movements. "Oww, Uncle Wayne, that hurt!" She yelped when Wayne lightly probed around her ankle, which was swelling slightly.
"Chop," Machop growled at Wayne, stepping between him and her protectively; Chris decided that it would be a good idea to return to behind the desk, and away from the Wild Pokemon.
Wayne gave the Machop a disarming smile and, hands raised, told it, "Machop, I'm sorry; I had to check her ankle and find out how hurt she is."
"Is it bad, Dad?" Falkner, Jet perched on his head, asked his father nervously.
"Well, it's bad enough for her to have to go to the Center, Son; your ankle is, at the very least, heavily sprained, part of it might be fractured," Wayne explained as he crouched near the girl again, Machop growling at him warningly. "Rosie-girl, I need you to be brave and let Nurse Joy look at your ankle and leg; if she sees fit, you'll Fly with me on Skarmory to Goldenrod, okay?"
She nodded, sniffling a bit from the residual pain in her ankle, "Okay, Uncle Wayne. Thank you, very muchly, for your help, Machop," she gave Machop a smile, reaching for its hand. "You saved my life," she added warmly.
"Choma, machop," Machop shook its head, giving the girl a smile of its own as it held her hand between its two. "Machop chop macho, mach."
"If I didn't know any better, Rosie, I'd say that Machop wants to come with you," Wayne grinned when Machop let out a loud "Machop!" in agreement as it nodded, pointing at him as though to say "What he said!".
"Really? Are you sure you wanna come with me, Machop?" Seanne's eyes got teary when Machop nodded again, this time more determinedly, "Oh, Machop, I'd love it if you became my Pokemon and me, your Trainer! But, I don't have any Balls…"
"I have one you can use, Seanne," Falkner spoke, noticing how saddened his best friend was at the thought of the Machop not having a Ball. He took a green Ball off of his Belt and, eying the Machop cautiously, handed it to her gently. "Here, a Friend Ball; Kurt in Azalea Town made it out of that Green Apricorn we found a few weeks ago."
"Thanks, Falk!" She beamed happily at him, offering the Ball to Machop, "Machop, can I catch you in this Ball?" It looked at her foot, now quite swollen, worriedly until she assured, "I'll bring you right back out, so you can make sure I actually get looked at." Machop gave her a grin in return before it pressed the small button in the middle, being sucked into the Ball in a vibrant red beam. "Wow…" She sat there in a daze as she stared down at the still Ball, "I'm a Trainer, now…" She pressed the button again and a content-looking Machop erupted from it in a bright white beam, "Machop, can I give you a name? 'Cause it's weird calling you Machop; there's so many Machops in the World!"
"Ma chop, Choma," Machop nodded agreeably.
"I forgot! My name's Roseanne Lucas, but I like Seanne better," Seanne blushed at her forgetfulness. "Uhm, are you a girl, like me, or a boy, like Falkner and Uncle Wayne?" Machop chuckled at her, pointing at Falkner to indicate that it was a "he". "Okay…" She thought for a moment, before her eyes brightened in elation, "What about Mach? 'Cause you were super-fast saving me from the Geodude, like a Pidgeot who can hit Mach5."
The newly named Mach looked at her thoughtfully before he agreed with a "Machop!". He blushed when she pushed herself up off of the chair and wrapped around him in a hug, keeping her weight off of her injured foot.
"We're gonna be best friends, Mach, just like Falkner and I!" Seanne told him, laughing as he hugged her back, gently, lightly nuzzling the side of her head.
"Come on, Roseanne," Wayne chuckled at them as Falkner smiled at how happy this made his friend. "Let's take you to go see Nurse Joy." He reached for her, curious when Mach shook his head at him, "What do you mean, no, Mach?"
Seanne tilted her head, her blue-grey eyes looking into Mach's own ruby red, "What's wrong, Mach?"
Instead of answering, Mach grinned and easily lifted her back into his arms, chuckling when she squeaked in surprise. "Macha chop, Choma," he told her seriously.
"If you wanted to carry me again, Mach, all you needed to do was say so, instead of scaring me," she pouted at him; laughing with the others as Jet chirped, fluttering over and making himself comfortable on her head.
"Come along, then, children," Wayne laughed heartily as Falkner scowled at being called a "child".
"I'm not a kid, Dad! I'm twelve," he huffed as the group made its way out of the Guard House and towards the Pokemon Center that was located just down the road from it.
When they reached the Center, the Nurse Joy behind the counter gasped, rushing towards them with her Chansey by her side, "Roseanne! Oh, sweetie, what happened?" She crouched in front of Mach, who took his cue from Seanne's relaxed body posture, "Are you alright? You're all dirty!"
"I hurt my ankle, Nurse Joy; Uncle Wayne wanted to come here to see how bad it was," Seanne explained, a little nervous about if she were hurt badly.
"Don't worry, sweetie, we'll get you fixed up in no time, right, Chansey?" Nurse Joy told her assuringly as Chansey rolled a wheelchair, used for their few human or humanoid patients, over to them.
Mach stared at the chair, confused as to what it was. "Chansey chance, cey," Chansey told him; he nodded and, very mindful of her leg, carefully placed his new Trainer into the wheeled chair.
"Nurse Joy, I'd like you to meet Mach the Machop," Seanne grinned, noticing the Nurse's curious glance. "He saved me from a Geodude in that scary cave, and now he's my Pokemon Partner! Do you think you could check him and make sure he's okay, too? Please?"
"Of course, Roseanne," Nurse Joy smiled cheerfully. "It's very nice to meet you, Mach; I'm Nurse Fae Joy, but everyone calls me Nurse Joy. This is my Assistant, Chansey."
"Chansey!" Chansey happily trilled.
"We'll take care of Roseanne here, and then we'll take a quick look at you to make sure you're in good health, okay?" Nurse Joy continued, happy for the new Trainer. She giggled when Mach nodded and spoke to Chansey,
"Machop mach Choma, machop?"
"Chansey chan chance!" Chansey beamed, moving from her place behind the wheelchair and allowing Mach to push his Trainer into the examination room.
Nurse Joy shared a knowing look with Wayne and nodded, following after the Pokemon and young girl. Falkner, having noticed the look, asked, "What's wrong, Dad?"
"Nothing, Son; I have a feeling that, one day, Mach and Rosie are going to be one hell of a Team," Wayne smiled, his eyes distant. He looked at his son, "Come on; let's go have a Battle outside while we're waiting for Nurse Joy to give us the diagnosis."
Part One, complete…
Authoress' Notes: Well, that actually turned out a bit better than I thought it would; any way, this Fic is going to have four, possibly five, chapters. It all depends on if dragonheart93 gives me permission to do the last one, since it would feature her characters. I had a lot of fun writing this, and I'm hoping that it entertained you like it did me when I reread it.
I'm currently working on a Ninja Turtles series as well, but this Fic just didn't want to leave me alone.
Again, I hope everyone enjoyed this; if you did, Review or even Favourite/Alert it. It'd make me very happy. :D And, again, you'll most likely see Roseanne in dragonheart93's "Uncontrollable Changes".
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