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Chapter 2-Waking up
A small moan was heard in the room. A girl with bright pink hair was on a bed, her eyes shut tight before slowly, she opened them. She groaned as she looked to the side, her eyes trying to adjust to the bright light surrounding her. Then slowly, she got up before a splitting headache came upon her and she groaned in pain. "A-Ah!" She cried as she clutched her head. She opened her eyes and looked around again, trying to ignore the throbbing pain. "W-Where the heck am I…?" She asked to no one before the pain came again and she groaned.
"Ah, you're awake!" Amu looked up to see a man wearing a black robe, blue vest, a tie, and black pants. He had a kind smile on his aging face and his eyes twinkled with interest and curiosity. "I suggest you don't move too quickly; you'll give yourself a really bad headache."
Amu scoffed and muttered, "No shit, it's already happened…"
The man gave another smile before he went over and handed her something that looked like medicine. Amu looked at it with a suspicious glare and then the man laughed. "Don't worry; it's not pokemon medicine."
"…Pokemon…?" Amu looked at the old man before popping the pill into her mouth and the old man handed her a glass of water from a nearby pitcher and she drank it eagerly.
"Why yes, pokemon; have you never heard of pokemon?"
Amu only hummed thoughtfully. "Hmmm…" She looked into the eyes of the man. "Anyway, where am I?" She asked. "I don't think I recognize this place…then again, I don't even know who you are." She said.
The man smiled. "Well you're inside my lab."
"Huh…so you really are a scientist." Amu said thoughtfully.
"…I suppose…but really, I'm a pokemon researcher."
Amu stared at him. "…Pokemon…researcher…? What's that?" She asked.
The man looked shocked. "Are you really serious? I thought everybody knew about pokemon!"
Amu frowned. "Jeez; sorry if I don't know what the heck they are."
A laugh was suddenly heard and they all turned to see a woman with pink hear, just not as bright and shiny as Amu's, step inside. Her reddish-like eyes had that kindness in them…like Tadase's. In all however, she looked a lot like Ran except for her hairstyle and outfit. She walked over to Amu and smiled again. "It's fine if you don't know about them. Anyway, it's nice to meet you; I'm Nurse Joy. I'm just here to make sure that you're feeling fine. Professor Rowan said that he found you in a field with several pokemon trying to help you." She said, smiling at the man who smiled back in greeting.
Then she motioned something at the door, as if telling something or someone to come inside. Amu turned to look at the door before her golden eyes turned wide with shock and she screamed like bloody hell, scaring the others in the room.
"W-What's wrong?" Rowan asked.
Nurse Joy looked worried. "Is everything alright?"
Amu glared at them. "ARE YOU PEOPLE BLIND? THERE'S SOME KIND OF BIZARRE CREATURE AT THE DOOR AND YOU ASK ME WHAT'S WRONG? WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?" She screamed as she jumped up but then fell, her legs feeling like jelly and she groaned painfully as a splitting headache came.
"Be careful! That medicine doesn't take affect right away!" Rowan cried out with worry.
With a sigh and several angered words covering the adults worry, Amu was back on the bed, staring at a pink plump creature staring right back at her. Then Amu turned to the other two humans in the room and asked, "…What…is that?"
"That's Chansey, dear. She's also a nurse."
Amu looked back at the creature, taking in its features. And now that she had realized it, the creature, Chansey didn't seem one that would hurt her. In fact, it looked like a gentle motherly figure, especially thanks for its pouch with an egg inside it and its apron. Chansey gave Amu a kind look with its kind eyes before going up to her and smiling.
Amu couldn't help but smile back. "Sorry about that." She said sincerely.
Chansey only replied by, "Chansey, chansey!"
"…Huh?" Rowan and Nurse Joy laughed a bit.
"Well, it's no wonder you're confused. You see, pokemon cannot speak." Rowan said as Amu nodded slightly.
"…I see…" She muttered before turning to Chansey with a rather curious look. Chansey only smiled in return. She looked away before a thought had just suddenly popped into her mind and she glanced around the room with just her eyes. A small frown played on her lips before it disappeared and she wondered. Where are those four…?
"Ah, Professor, I heard that you were expecting somebody soon, correct?" Amu looked up at Nurse Joy and Rowan. Rowan had a look of shock written all over his face and Amu sweat dropped.
Rowan only slapped his forehead. "I forgot!" He cried. Amu mentally slapped her own forehead as she was painfully reminded so much of somebody who was clumsy and a bit forgetful. Nurse Joy only sweat dropped while Chansey looked worried. "I'll be back soon, umm…what's your name?"
Amu blinked. "Oh, uh, I'm Amu…"
Rowan gave a smile. "I'll be back soon Amu." He said as he left.
When he did, Nurse Joy turned and smiled at Amu. "Well, I'd better go; looks like that headache of yours is gone now. I'll leave Chansey though. She's a professional and even though she's used to treating pokemon, she can still help you."
"Thank you…" Amu said, smiling shyly. Nurse Joy only smiled and left the room. Amu turned to Chansey who was silent the entire time. "…looks like it's just us…" She muttered. Damn, I don't want to look crazy but I need to look for those four! She thought.
Then she heard a clink; it sounded strangely similar to that of a lock clicking…which…could only…mean… Amu turned her head around so quickly that her neck suddenly hurt but sure enough, Chansey was at the door, its back now against the locked door. Amu scowled a bit. "What do you think you're doing?" Amu asked.
"I only want to confirm if you are the one of the prophecy."
Amu blinked. "Eh…? Wait…I-I…I could've sworn…t-that you j-just tal-"
"Yes I talked!" Chansey said as its chest swelled up in pride. "But then again, I know that I'm not the only one who can speak with you! I'm glad I checked! It seems as if I was able to confirm my suspicions!"
A sweat prickled down Amu's face as she gulped. "…What…suspicions…?"
Chansey smiled. "As I have said, I wanted to see if you are one of the ones of the prophecy."
"…Huh…?" came Amu's brilliant and intelligent answer.
"Oh, by the way; I hid your shugo charas. We can't have everybody seeing them." Chansey said as she stuck a hand…paw…whatever into her pouch and pulled out Amu's small pouch containing her charas eggs. Then, from inside that, Ran, Miki, Suu, and Dia popped out.
"AMU-CHAN!" They all screamed, launching themselves on the shocked girl.
"G-Guys! W-What the…?"
Dia smiled. "Don't worry; Chansey just took us and put us in her pouch so nobody would see us." She said, resting herself on Amu's head.
A frown appeared on the Joker's lips. "How can anybody see you? That's impossible."
"Actually," Amu looked at Chansey. "This world is different from where you came from. Shugo charas are very visible to the human eye. That's why those bad people tend to collect them for evil purposes…"
"Wait; bad people collect X eggs?" Amu asked.
Chansey nodded. "If that's what those black ones are called, then yes."
"Aw shit; just what we needed!" Amu groaned unhappily. "Why do we have to do our work here of all places?"
"That's what the prophecy states."
"Huh?" Amu once again looked at Chanesy. The pokemon's eyes looked very serious all of a sudden and Amu shuddered inwardly. "What do you mean?"
Chansey sighed. "There was a prophecy of ancient times. It was said to have been made together with a human and this legendary pokemon who nobody has ever seen in this lifetime!" She said thoughtfully. "This prophecy states of several children coming to this world to rid it of evil with their shugo chara and along with the Humpty Lock and Dumpty Key, they'll stop the evil ones!"
Amu stared at Chansey. "…That's the prophecy? That's so stupid…"
Chansey's face fell. "Well…I don't know the exact wording for the prophecy…I only heard it in stories but I do know that those children have to stop the evil ones from using the black eggs!"
Another sweat drop appeared on Amu's head. "…Right…" Then she sighed. "I'm strongly reminded of last year…"
Suu smiled and floated down to Amu. "Don't be sad Amu-chan! We can just do what we always do! Fight and get out of it in the end with a smile!" She said happily.
A smile reached the Joker's lips as she heard these words. "Yeah…you're right Suu…" Then a sudden thought ran through her mind and she frowned. "Wait…where is everybody?" She asked as Chansey passed her another glass of water.
Chansey blinked. "What do you mean? I haven't seen anybody but you." She said as she placed the water pitcher back where it was originally.
Amu paled. "…N-Nobody…was with me…?"
"Except for us." Miki said in the background.
Amu glared at her. "Still; there was nobody but me…and you guys?" She asked as she looked at her charas and Chansey. The pink pokemon shook her head before unlocking the door.
Feeling overwhelmed in shock, Amu fainted.
"AMU!" Ran, Miki, Suu, Dia, and Chansey cried out, dread filling them.
"Oh my, it looks like you have a fever…" Rowan gave a small smile as Amu stared weakly at the thermometer in his hand which read of 38.9. Amu gave a small groan as she turned to her side on the bed.
"Just my luck…and…when I needed…to find…my friends…" She said, panting all the while. "I hate being…sick…" She said as her eyes closed and she went into a restless sleep.
Rowan gave a small smile. "Well, Chansey; please watch over her."
"Chansey!" Chansey said as she smiled.
When Rowan left the room, Ran, Miki, Suu, and Dia quickly left Chansey's pouch and flew over to Amu with that look of worry. "Amu-chan; are you alright, suu?" Suu asked as she floated down to the side of Amu's head on the pillow.
Amu turned her head her cheeks slightly flushed as she smiled weakly. "Yeah...kinda...still, I wish I wasn't sick right now. I really need to find everybody!" She cried as her eyes showed complete sorrow.
Miki pouted. "We know how you feel Amu-chan but for now, you really need to rest! Once you get better, we can go search for everybody!" She said, hoping that would cheer up her bearer.
And sure enough, it did for Amu gave a bright smile to her charas. "Yeah...you guys are right...I'm…just gonna...gonna go to sleep..." She said as her eyelids started to get heavier and heavier before her eyes completely closed and then, soft breathing was heard in the room.
At that moment, the charas turned to Chansey. "Okay, tell us; who are those bad people stealing X eggs?" They asked.
Chansey's once smiling face fell and she looked at them. "I...uh...do you really want to know...? There's no point knowing right now. I mean, Amu does need to find her friends, right?"
Ran glared. "We know that but it's also the Guardian's jobs to know who our enemies are so that we can stop them at any time! What if while we are still searching for the others and we suddenly meet up with one of the bad guys and try to hurt Amu when all she thinks is that the person is some normal person?" She said, waving her arms to show her emphasis worry.
Miki, Suu, and Dia nodded at that statement, all saying exactly what they felt when Chansey interrupted them and gave a sigh. "Very well...I'll tell..." She whispered. "But I have to whisper it! I don't want anybody to suddenly come in and see me talking with little people that seemed to have come out of nowhere! That'll be very bad for both you and me!"
A silent moment has passed before the charas stuttered their apologizes and flew over to Chansey who only giggled in amusement as the charas went into her pouch.
Immediately, Chansey whispered the secret of an organization deep underground where no human in the world knows of them except several pokemon who had escaped them and another group of bad people. Ran, Miki, Suu, and Dia looked at each other with worry before looking back at Chansey. "Wait a second, this other group…are they with them or are they against the enemies we're up against?" Ran asked.
Chansey shook her head. "I do not know…I know that they steal pokemon though…there are other groups of bad people too but I don't know a thing about them." She said.
The charas looked at Amu and sighed. "This is bad…" They said simultaneously.
"Dang it, Ash! Thanks to you, we're lost!" A boy with black slightly spiky hair and brown eyes turned around and glared at a girl with blue hair and eyes. The girl huffed and gave a sad sigh before turning to the side. "Now what'll we do? We promised to see Professor Rowan today and we can't do that cause we're lost..."
Turning a bright red, Ash huffed and turned away. "Well, it's not my fault! You wanted to go through the forest as a shortcut, Dawn!"
Dawn blushed angrily as well and turned to glare at him. "Well you could've said no! And you decided to take a turn back there when I said we should've stayed on the path I suggested!"
"It was your fault for wanting to go through this forest!"
"No it's not!"
"Yeah it is!"
"Quiet you guys!" Ash and Dawn blinked to see Brock sighing with Pikachu doing the same. Pikachu had also climbed onto Brock's shoulder while giving the two disappointed look at their behavior. "Gosh, even Pikachu agrees with me that you two are acting like children."
"But-" The two started.
Instantly, Brock silenced them. "No buts! We're just gonna have to calm down a bit and first find out how to get out of this forest rather than just fighting." Pikachu nodded in agreement before jumping up and climbing up Ash to his shoulder.
Ash and Dawn looked at each other before they narrowed their eyes and turned away from each other, huffing. "No way, I'm finding my own way out!" They both cried as they walked away in opposite directions.
At that, Brock sighed as Pikachu let himself get carried away with Ash. The breeder looked at Pikachu who shrugged and looked at Ash while Brock then ran to catch up to the fuming girl.
Pikachu turned to Ash and poked his cheeks. "Pikachu..." He said softly.
Ash looked at his best friend before sighing. "Yeah, yeah; I get it. We're both at fault. But she's just suddenly only blaming me! It's not fair!" He cried.
At that moment, Pikachu sweat dropped.
Meanwhile, Brock was having similar problems with Dawn as she started ranting on how Ash should be courteous or at least say it was both their faults instead of just hers. Brock turned to the side with a thought running through his mind. Just how stubborn are these two? He wondered.
Back to Ash and Pikachu, everything was silent until a couple of voices reached their ears. Blinking, the two friends looked at each other before they smiled. "Pikachu!" Pikachu cried.
"Yeah, maybe we can ask them how to get out of this forest!" Ash said in agreement as Pikachu jumped off him and they instantly ran towards the voices.
"Hmm? What are they saying?" Ash wondered out loud as he then turned around, looking behind a bush before a strange scene caught his eyes. "...Eh...?"
"Pika pi?" Pikachu wondered as he too stared at the strange looking creature that was with a very familiar looking pokemon.
Silence surrounded them as Ran, Miki, Suu, Dia, and Chansey stared up at Ash and Pikachu who stared back at to them. A few seconds had passed before realization dawned upon all of them, the chara's realization being more for them, before they all did the one exact same thing that they could all think of at the time.
Not too far away, Dawn and Brock turned to the voices. The screams were not very loud from where they were. "What do you think that was?" Dawn asked.
Brock shrugged. "No idea..."
Kura: And thus…ASH AND PIKACHU SEES THE CHARAS!
Kura: Well…sorry again for updating so late…T^T I hope that this chapter wasn't so bad…
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Kura: No…no…it's fine…anyway... XD I'll write faster if I can! :D Oh, and umm...I just made a poll and if anyone of you guys look, can you please vote? Of course, it's only if you guys want to. :) Anyway...BYE EVERYBODY! Oh, and please do review! :D