Authoress' Notes: Well, first off, a big thanks to my only Reviewer for Part One, Satoko F.K.A. AshK; your support is greatly appreciated, TJ! 3 I'd also like to give Thanks to the two people who Alerted "Primrose", Dyanasty Artemis and Meta-Akira; I'm glad you like it enough to want to know when it's updated! :D Please, I hope everyone Enjoys Reading, and if possible, I'd love for more people to Review, Favourite, and/or Alert! It really spurs me to write more.
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: Ten year old Roseanne Lucas and her Machop get lost on Route 37 while looking for Apricorns, only to be attacked by a Poison Point Pokemon. Two of the Trainers on the Route notice this and Roseanne finds herself and her Superpower Pokemon rescued by none other than Ecruteak City's Gym Leader, Morty.
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 Two of Four : Morty, the Ecruteak Gym Leader
Fourteen year old Morty Matsuba looked up, expectant as his best friend, Eusine Minaki, burst through the doors. "Morty!"
"Yes, Eusine?" Morty simply raised a single eyebrow at his eccentric friend, knowing that something was concerning him.
"Are you up to a little search? The twins that always play on Route 37, Mana and Kana, just came running into the City, exclaiming about a young girl and a Pokemon being chased by an angry looking Nidorino on the Route."
"A Nidorino? There normally aren't any on that Route," Morty frowned, striding forward with his Haunter beside him.
Eusine nodded in agreement, "My theory is that a Trainer released it and it is now angry at all Trainers."
"If that's the case, then we must hurry; a Released Pokemon can become more violent than a Wild Pokemon," Morty broke out into a run as soon as they exited the Gym. "Haunter, go find that girl and then come lead us to her!"
"Haun!" Haunter bobbed his body in a nod, floating forward rapidly before he disappeared. The two Trainers ran and made it to the beginnings of Route 37 before Haunter reappeared, "Haun, haunter ter haun!" He spoke directly to Morty who nodded in agreement.
"Okay, lead the way, Haunter!" Morty authorised, easily keeping up with his Pokemon as Eusine began to lag behind the deeper they went into the woods. "Eusine, I'm going ahead; you catch up!"
"R-right," Eusine panted, leaning on a nearby tree; he waved at his friend, "I'm right be-behind you, Morty."
Morty continued to follow Haunter, emerging in a small clearing with a sparse scattering of trees; immediately, he spotted the blonde haired girl hanging by the hand from the grip of the Machop who was in one of the trees and it looked like it was trying to pull her up as the Nidorino growled underneath her. The girl was twisting away from the Nidorino's Poison Sting which was serving to make the Machop have to readjust its grip constantly, "Why is it attacking us?"
"Haunter, get the girl out of harm's way!" He called as he threw another Pokeball, releasing the Gas Pokemon from within, "Gastly, use Hypnosis on the Nidorino!"
"Gast…" Gastly's eyes glowed as rings of power hit the Nidorino in-between the eyes, at the same time Haunter floated over to the girl and pushed her by her feet upwards.
"Machop! Ma chop, Choma," the Machop sighed with relief as it was able to lift the girl up onto the branch and into its arms with her clinging to its neck.
"Good job, Gastly!" Morty praised as the Nidorino finally succumbed and fell asleep. "Now, Dream Eater!"
"Gastly, gas!" Gastly cackled, its incorporeal form hurtling through the Poison Pokemon; the strain this put on the Nidorino caused it to faint.
"Are you alright, Miss?" Morty walked over as the Machop jumped from the tree with the girl in its arms.
"Thanks to you, we are," the girl smiled as the Machop set her back onto her feet. "Mach tried to fight it off, but Fighting doesn't match up well against Poison, unfortunately. I'm Roseanne Lucas," she offered him her hand. "And that's my best Pokemon Friend, Mach the Machop."
"I'm Morty Matsuba," he gave her a small smile in return, shaking her hand as his Ghosts returned to his side. "And these are Ghastly and Haunter."
Her blue-grey eyes widened in recognition, "The Ecruteak Gym Leader, right?"
He nodded, "That's right. I specialize in Ghost Types."
"My best friend, Falkner from Violet City, told me that you're an expert on Pokemon Mythology, especially the stories of the Burned and Bell Towers," she stated matter-of-factly. "He has a lot of respect for you, you know."
"Really? Thank you, Roseanne," he turned a bit pink as they heard crashing in the woods nearby; he took notice of how she reached for her Machop's hand as it stepped in front of them protectively.
"Morty? Did you find the girl?" Eusine stumbled through the bushes, panting.
Morty chuckled at his friend, "Eusine, I'd like you to meet Roseanne Lucas, a close friend of Falkner's, and her Machop, Mach; Roseanne, this is my best friend, Eusine Minaki."
"Nice to meet you, sir," she nodded, relaxing.
"Ma chop, machop," Mach the Machop agreed.
"Don't call either him nor me "sir", Roseanne; we're only a few years older than yourself," Morty smiled at her warmly. "Just Morty and Eusine is fine."
"Then you can call me Seanne; all of my friends do, and I like it way better than Roseanne," Seanne went pink. "Um, do either of you know the way back to Route 36? I live there, and Mach and I kind of got lost looking for Apricorns," she nodded to her Machop, who had a small green backpack on his back that bulged bulkily.
"I can take you there, if you like; this way you won't get lost again," Morty suggested.
"Please?" She asked hopefully, causing the teens to chuckle at her. "Only if it isn't any trouble."
"It's no trouble; as a Gym Leader, I don't like leaving people stranded," he assured. "Eusine, I'll meet you back at the Gym in a bit, alright?"
"Alright, Morty," Eusine nodded, eying the girl and Mach. "Give my regards to the new Violet City Gym Leader, Falkner, won't you, Seanne?"
Seanne nodded in agreement, "I will. Thanks again, Eusine," she gave him a tentative smile which he returned with a small one before he walked back through the trees. She turned to Morty and was startled to find him right beside her, "Gah!" She stumbled back into Mach who steadied her with practised ease.
"… Choma…" Mach chortled quietly, becoming louder when she shot him a disgruntled look.
"Meanie…" She pouted, causing Morty and his two Ghosts to laugh at how cute she looked.
"Come on, Seanne; let's get you back home. I bet your parents are worried," Morty smiled warmly, calming down as he offered her his hand. At her confused look, he explained softly, "It will be easier for us to stay together if we hold hands; there are a number of twists and turns in the Route."
"Oh, okay; that makes sense," Seanne nodded in understanding, slipping her hand into his and her other hand was grabbed up by the protective Mach who Morty noticed, with amusement, was growling. "Mach, do you really need to growl at every guy that comes near me," she sighed, rolling her eyes.
"Your Machop is certainly protective of you, Seanne," Morty spoke up as they began their trek through the woods of Route 37.
"Mach and I met about eight months ago," she explained, at ease with the calming Aura he unknowingly exuded. "I tripped over a Geodude in Dark Cave and hurt my ankle pretty badly; he came to my rescue when he heard me scream. Mach then carried me back to Violet City and we've been pretty much inseparable ever since."
He offered Mach a smile, "I take you two are the ones Falkner was griping about being his first Official Gym Match Loss a month ago."
Mach smirked and nodded, "Choppa."
"It took a lot of hard work, but we somehow managed it," Seanne agreed proudly. "Mach and I trained hard, because Falkner was always boasting about how Bird Pokemon had the advantage over Fighting Pokemon. Jet, his Pidgeot, is tough, but part-Normal Type and that gave Fighting regular Effectiveness."
"If you don't mind my asking, Seanne, how did you win? Falkner refused to say anything except he was beaten after a very drawn out Battle."
"Dancing," she replied simply. When he gave her a curious look, absently leading her through the Route, she explained, "I love to dance, and I taught Mach how to move with the rhythm of the sounds around him; not all music has words and, sometimes, you may be the only one to hear what isn't said. I really like music, and I'm a huge Fan of the Kimono Girls of Ecruteak's Dance Hall; Falkner was embarrassed because he called it "a lot of fancy footwork" and it was Mach's dancing that threw Jet off enough that he was able to dodge and get in so many hits."
"You're a Fan of the Kimono Girls?" Morty asked, intrigued; she looked more like a tomboy than an extremely feminine girl, especially with her plain yellow t-shirt and her dark green cargo pants; this was further proven by the fact that she had a very masculine Pokemon as her Partner. When she nodded, he smiled down at her, "Have you ever been to a show before?"
"No; I've always wanted to, but Falkner isn't interested in that sort of thing. Plus, tickets can get expensive," she admitted shyly.
"As Ecruteak's Gym Leader, I get at least one set of free tickets to every show; if you like, you could be my guest for the next one, Seanne?"
Seanne's blue-grey eyes lit up, "I'd love to, Morty! Thanks, so much!" She beamed, giving his arm a brief hug, oblivious to his light blush, "Um, also, I was wondering, do you think Mach and I could visit Ecruteak's Burned Tower, sometime? I heard of the story of how it was burned and the three Pokemon who died in the fire, and I would really like to show my respect for them."
"Of course; you're more than welcome to visit Ecruteak anytime, Seanne. Eusine travels a lot, and I'd welcome the company if you wanted to visit the Gym, as well. It could be good training for yourself and Mach," he invited, stopping.
"Okay; we'll definitely take you up on your offer, Morty! Thanks again for leading Mach and I out of the Route; hopefully next time we're on it, we won't get lost," she grinned, recognizing the sign for Route 36.
"It was my pleasure," Morty chuckled, Ghastly and Haunter cackling in agreement. "It was nice meeting you, Seanne; I hope to see you soon."
"Likewise, Morty," she nodded, releasing his hand as Mach tapped her shoulder before he took off running. "Hey, no fair, Mach! You didn't count to three!" She squealed, taking off after her Superpower Pokemon. "Bye, Morty, Haunter, and Ghastly, thanks again! Mach, get back here!"
"Ma, cho, chop!" Mach called back, presumably counting to three as he led his Trainer down their home Route. "Macho machop!" He threw a wave over his shoulder at the amused Leader and Pokemon who watched them until the rounded a bend out of sight.
"Ghastly gas ast, ghastly!" Ghastly bobbed in the air before the trio turned back towards Ecruteak.
Late the next morning, Seanne and Mach entered Violet City's Gym which had been recently taken over by her best friend after his father decided he wanted to travel. "Oh, Falkner…" She called cheerfully, running to the platform in the middle of the room and bypassing the Gym Trainers with a cheery wave, "Can I borrow Jet for the day? Please, please, please?"
"Why do you want to borrow Jet, Seanie?" Falkner narrowed his only visible eye at his closest friend in suspicion as she hurried over to him with her faithful Machop beside.
"I want to take some brownies to Morty and his Pokemon, as a thank you for helping Mach and I out of Route 37 yesterday," she replied, smiling as she held up a smallish over-the-shoulder bag. She tilted her head cutely and stuck out her bottom lip as she took one of the plastic containers out of the bag, "I made some chocolate chip brownies specially for you, but Mach will eat them if you don't want them…"
He sighed, knowing that she knew he couldn't resist when she pulled her "cute face"; he unclipped a Pokeball from his Belt and released the Pidgeot inside, "Jet, would you mind if Seanne borrowed you for the day to Fly her to Ecruteak?" He shook his head, smiling when his Bird Pokemon let out a trill of agreement, hopping over to his best friend who wrapped her arms around him in a hug as he nuzzled her, "Why did I even bother asking? Here's his Pokeball, Seanne; try to be back before it gets late, okay?" He handed Seanne his Pokeball, which she clipped to her Belt and accepted the brownies she handed him; knowing what was coming next, as his best friend was very affectionate, he set the brownies down on the floor.
"Okay, thanks so much, Falk!" She beamed happily, jumping him and hugging him tightly before she unclipped the Friend Ball from her Belt and held it out to Mach, "Mach, Return!" Her Machop disappeared in the beam of light willingly, knowing that he wasn't as much of a fan of Flying as she was. She climbed onto Jet's back, wrapping her arms around him from behind in a way that suggested that she'd flown before, "Okay, Jet, to Ecruteak we go!"
"Pidgeoooo!" Jet cawed before he flapped his wings and flew out the open Gym doors and soared upwards into the sky.
Falkner was oblivious to the knowing stares of the Gym Trainers as he shielded his eyes from the sun and watched from the doorway to his Gym as his best friend flew into the horizon on his most trusted Pokemon. "I wonder if… nah. She's still too young to like guys like that… isn't she?" He did, however, notice the Gym Trainers snickering and glared at them, pink in the face.
About fifteen minutes later, Seanne found herself soaring over Ecruteak and buried her face into Jet's downy feathers as he set down in front of the Gym. "Thanks, Jet; you're the best," she giggled girlishly when her best friend's Pokemon preened in feigned arrogance. She took his Pokeball off of her Belt and Returned him before she turned and regarded the Gym in front of her; she didn't blink when the Friend Ball on her Belt released a white flash and her Machop was suddenly standing beside her, "One of these days, Mach, I'll figure out how on Earth you manage to let yourself out of there…"
"Ma," he shrugged, smirking at her as he gestured for the bag.
"I can carry it, Mach," she pouted at him when he quickly snatched the bag from where it was over her shoulders.
"Ma chop machop, Choma," he lectured, causing her to childishly stick her tongue out at him; while she wasn't able to fully understand him, she was able to decipher the majority of what he was saying, based on his actions and tone.
"My best Pokemon Friend is so mean to me…" she sighed dramatically, causing him to roll his ruby eyes at her and lightly shove her towards the Gym. "Okay, okay! Mew, you're pushy, Mach!" The duo made their way up the stairs to the Gym and opened the doors tentatively; she poked her head in first and widened them as she noticed that the floor was invisible. "Oh, wow!"
One of the Gym Trainers standing on the invisible floor, an elderly woman who Seanne recognized as a Medium, turned to the girl with a kind smile. "Hello, Little One; are you here to Challenge our Gym Leader?"
Seanne shook her head, still in awe of the floor, "No, Ma'am, I met Leader Matsuba yesterday when he helped myself and Mach, my Machop, after we were attacked by a Nidorino. I just wanted to come by and offer him some homemade brownies as a thank you."
"Haunter! Hau, haunt er!" Seanne squeaked a bit when Haunter appeared in front of her before she pouted, causing Haunter to laugh at her, even as Mach chuckled at her reaction; Mach had sensed the Ghost as soon as they entered the Gym and expected it to appear in an attempt to frighten them.
"Haunter, you scared me for a minute, there!" She chatisised, smiling, "I don't think you deserve the brownies I baked as a thank you…"
"Haun? Haunter, haunt!" Haunter protested, drooping a bit in the air.
"Haunter seems to like you, Dear," the Medium noticed with a chuckle.
"I think he just likes the idea of brownies," Seanne disagreed, laughing herself when Haunter bobbed in agreement with her before it licked her with its long tongue. "Eww. Um, do you think you could tell me where Morty is, Ma'am?" She made a face as she wiped the drool off of herself.
"He's in the back room, Child," a Sage standing around ten feet from the Medium and on the opposite side of her replied.
Seeing the girl's nervous glance to the invisible floor, the Medium chuckled, "As you are not here for a Battle, we shall give you the same clue we give to Trainers after we are defeated: the pathway to our Gym Leader is right before your eyes, Little One."
"Right before my eyes…" Seanne nibbled on her top lip in thought, as her Machop looked just as thoughtful as she did; Haunter cackled and she suddenly grinned, "Mach, I've figured it out! Follow me!" She tentatively stepped onto the invisible flooring, slightly unnerved by the inky blackness that swirled under her foot; with a sigh of relief, she continued in a straight path until she was in front of the Medium and turned so she was facing the same way. She moved at a brisk walk, not wanting to lose her nerve, with her ever-faithful companion right behind her; walking so that she stopped near the edge of the flooring, she turned to face the back of the Gym before she continued and managed to get in front of the Sage. "Am I doing this right, Sir?"
"Indeed you are, Child; congratulations, most Trainers take several tries before they figure it out," he smiled at her kindly.
"Ma machop cho macho Choma," Mach muttered behind her.
Knowing he'd just insulted her intelligence mockingly by his tone and the usage of "Choma", which she'd quickly figured out was his way of saying her name, she frowned at him petulantly, "Mach, that wasn't nice."
"Cho machop, Choma," Mach sighed, giving her a smile.
"I'm on edge, too, you know," Seanne replied. "I don't like not being able to see a floor. But, we're halfway there!"
"Mach machop, Choma."
"You're nearly there, Dear," another Medium chuckled when Seanne paused in front of her. "Our Leader is awaiting you, Roseanne Lucas."
A little wary that the Mediums and Sages apparently knew her name, she chalked it up to them using their Pokemon to read her mind; she highly doubted Morty had spoken about her, and that he may be waiting for her. She smiled at the Medium, continuing several long strides until she was right below the last Sage, quickly hurrying so she stood in front of him. "Thank you all for allowing me and Mach to pass."
"It's not a problem, Young One," the Sage replied softly. "Now, Leader Matsuba is in the backroom. Feel free to continue back there."
She gave a bow, along with Mach, to the Sages and Mediums in respect of their positions. "I will. Thank you, again."
With two more strides Seanne found herself nervously standing back on a wooden floor just as a door a few feet in front of her opened, revealing Morty. "Seanne? I didn't expect you so soon. Welcome to Ecruteak."
"I, uh," Seanne stumbled, giving an annoyed glare to her Pokemon as he nudged her forward mischievously. "I made some brownies for you and your Pokemon, in thanks for you helping myself and Mach yesterday, Morty," she offered him the large container that Mach took out of the bag and handed to her.
"You didn't have to," his deep blue-violet eyes showed surprise and warmth at her gesture. "I hope you didn't come through the Route by yourself, Seanne; it doesn't take much to get lost on there."
She shook her head, her twin blonde braids whipping behind her back, "Nope; I borrowed Jet for the day, from Falkner, and flew here." She grinned, "Believe me, Mach and I aren't going on that Route by ourselves until we've been through it with someone who knows it a few times."
He raised a curious eyebrow, "I've always been under the assumption that Falkner isn't particularly fond of others using his Pokemon, especially not Flying on them without him right there."
Seanne shrugged, "Falkner's always letting me use his Pokemon; it comes with the whole "Best Friend in the Whole Wide World" title, you know. Besides, I've known Jet since I was a kid, and I'm always Flying on him; it's good Training for Falkner's other Pokemon when I help him out." At his curious look, she answered his unasked question, "Falkner's fond of me using his Pokemon to Battle him, because it gives them experience of two Trainers as opposed to him trying to divide his attention between both sides of the Battle."
"Ah, that makes sense," Morty chuckled, stepping beside her with a warm smile. "I was just about to close the Gym until later this afternoon; would you care to join me for some tea to go with the brownies you made?"
She turned pink at his offer, "Um, I'd really like that, Morty. If it's not too much trouble, I mean."
He chuckled at how cute she was when she blushed, "It's no trouble, Seanne; shall we?" He offered her his hand which she took with a mildly annoyed glare at her Machop who turned away whistling after she was pushed into Morty.
"Mach…" Seanne narrowed her eyes at her Superpower Pokemon.
"Cho?" He grinned at her mockingly.
Morty laughed at their bickering and tugged his new friend over to the edge of the invisible floor, stepping on it. Mach blinked in confusion when they disappeared, only to reappear at the front entrance of the Gym. "Sorry, Seanne; I should have warned you," he apologized when he saw her pallor complexion.
"Wow. Cool!" She shook her head and grinned up at him childishly as Mach tentatively stepped onto the invisible flooring and reappeared beside them, "Can we do that again?" She didn't seem aware of holding Morty's hand, but Morty was quite aware, especially when Mach growled protectively.
More amused by the Fighting Type's protectiveness than wary of it, Morty gently released her hand, "If you're able to stay for the afternoon, then you can Warp as much as you like, Seanne."
"Awesome," she cheered as she and Mach followed the Ghost Specialist out into the sunshine with him carrying his gifted brownies.
Part Two, Complete…
Authoress' Notes: Wow, I cannot believe how much fun it is to write Roseanne! Anyway, I hope you all Enjoyed the Instalment; I know I enjoyed writing it and proof-reading it. Oh, before anyone asks, I don't have a Beta-Reader because of the fact that I Beta-Read for other people, so I'm pretty much used to doing my own Proofing. However, if someone wants to Beta for my Stories, feel free to send me a PM or email me via the email found in my Profile; sometimes it's good to get a second opinion, you know?
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