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The ending of the first Pandora is not canon; it was just a little tease. Now that we got that out of the way enjoy!
A mysterious figure wearing a white coat that reaches down to his feet with a zipper and a hoodie while donning a sad opera mask on its face; was standing on top of a large white slanted tower that soars to the very tip of the sky. The figure looks out in the distance in deep thought, the night ambience and the city lights put him at ease as he gave a long sigh.
"He's coming you know…" The mysterious figure said as he turns around and spotted another mysterious person wearing the same outfit as him, except the opera mask has a happy expression.
"And so it seems…" The one with the happy mask responded to the sadden one. He walks next to him as they both stared out in the distance.
"Pandora…" The mysterious figure with a sadden mask said to his comrade. His partner didn't say anything else; instead he just nodded his head, both of them kept staring off in the distance in silence.
"Red! Leaf! Come downstairs and eat your breakfast!" A woman's voice called out. A boy with black hair and T-shirt open his red eyes and gave a long yawn while stretching his arms out. He rubbed his eyes and shook his head, trying to wake himself up. He removes the blanket away and got off of the bed. He grabs a red jacket that's nearly sitting on a wooden chair. He quickly puts it on and put on his white socks and finally his black sneakers. He moves towards a square shape wooden panel and pulled a string that's connected to it. The square panel drops and a small ladder step fell down; he slowly moves.
"Morning Red, did you have a nice sleep honey?" A girl with long brown hair around his age walked out of the restroom. Her hair was recently brushed neatly and she's wearing a light blue pajama with Tediursa's face on it. Red looked at her and nodded his head while giving into another yawn.
"Well sleeping in the attic feels uncomfortable at first Leaf, but I'm still warming up to it." Red commented. He leaned over and gave her a quick peck on the lips; she smiles as she kissed back.
"The bathroom is all your sweetie pie." Leaf said as she went passed him and went downstairs. Red smiles as he enters the restroom and closed the door.
"Good morning mom." Leaf said as she sat down on the chair. A woman with long brown hair wearing an apron over her red shirt and blue eyes was carrying two plates of food. She set one of them down at Leaf's side and placed the other near Leaf.
"Morning hun, you know you've been saying 'good morning' to me lately a whole lot more now." Leaf's mother announced with a cheerful smile. Leaf grabbed the fork by her side and took a bite of the sunny side eggs and swallowed it.
"Hehe, I guess I have huh?" Leaf said as she took another bite of her eggs. Her mother smiled and looked at Leaf for a bit before sitting down on the opposite end of the table.
"It's all thanks to Red; he made you happier." Leaf's mother said which Leaf nodded his response.
"I suppose he did bring joy in my life, we got married young and he's been living here for about six months already. We're nineteen years old now mom, I can't believe time flies so fast." Leaf commented as she brought her fork on the plate and stared at her food intently.
"I'm glad you've finally found someone that makes you happy, and someone who loves you for who you are." Leaf's mother commented with a small sigh. Leaf smiled at her mother and thought for a moment.
"Mom…what do you think of Red?" Leaf asked her mother. Leaf's mother raised an eyebrow and put her hands on her hips.
"He's been living her for six months and now you're asking my opinion about him?" Leaf's mother questioned her daughter. Leaf just shrugged her shoulders and took a bite of the sausage.
"Well…how should I put this…he reminds me of your father." Leaf's mom commented. Leaf nearly choked on the sausage she had in her mouth as she swallowed it down, nearly choking her.
"M-Mom!? You're saying I've married someone that reminds you of dad!?" Leaf exclaimed in surprise and embarrassment. Her mother laughs nervously and shook her head.
"That's not what I meant Leaf; I just mean that, he has a strong aura like your father." Leaf's mother explained; Leaf calmed down a bit and gave a small sigh.
"Oh, that's what you meant. Phew, I'm just glad you don't have the hots for my husband mom…" Leaf explained. Leaf's mother busted out laughing.
"Oh Leaf, you'll never change, but he's a good person. I like him and he's very helpful around the house. But there's something wrong with him and I can't figure it out." Leaf's mother said as she put a finger to her chin and think to herself. Leaf looked at her mother and raised an eyebrow.
"Huh? How so mom?" Leaf asked her mother in wonders. Her mother crosses her arms and closed her eyes.
"He seems sad." Leaf's mother said as she looks at her hands. Leaf sighed too and shook her head.
"So you've noticed mom…" Leaf sadly said as she closes her eyes. Her mother looks at her daughter in worries.
"Then why don't you try comforting him or see what's wrong?" Leaf's mother suggested. Leaf shook her head and clenched her hands.
"I tried, but he just shrugs it off and said that 'it's all in the past' and telling me not to worry." Leaf said as she stared at her food.
"I worry because I care and love him. That's why I must know what's been bugging him." Leaf said as she bit her lips. Her mother sighed and shook her head.
"You guys are visiting his side of the world tomorrow, and you're meeting his mother, or uh me." Leaf's mother said with a nervous laugh. Leaf chuckled a bit, and then it clicked her head.
"Maybe that's it. He must be homesick. Living here made him homesick and the fact that he's living here reminds him of that!" Leaf exclaimed as she starts to fill in the gap into the mystery behind Red's depression.
"Oh you must be right Leaf that must be it! I'm just glad you two are going to Pandora tomorrow!" Leaf's mother exclaimed in excitement. Footsteps were coming down the stairs; Red came into full view with his red cap, jacket, blue jeans, black fingerless gloves, and a black T-shirt underneath his red jacket.
"Good morning everybody, did I miss something?" Red asked as he walked towards his chair, but before that he gave a quick kiss on Leaf's cheek which she smiled from his touch.
"Oh nothing, we're just talking about the upcoming trip tomorrow." Leaf's mother explained. Red stopped for a moment, but forced a smile on his face and sat down on his chair.
"Oh…yeah I can't wait to introduce Leaf to my side of the world, especially my mom." Red said as he grab a fork nearby and chomp down a piece of sausage. Leaf and her mother smiled at each other.
"Hey Red are you excited to see your mother?" Leaf asked her husband. Red chuckled and shrugged his shoulders.
"Very ecstatic." Red simply said as he starts eating his own food with a smile on his face.
"Oh man…what am I going to do once I see Red's mom? What should I wear? What do I say? Um…errr...'Mrs. Fire I am pleased to meet you.' Ah no! It needs to be more invigorating!" Leaf exclaimed as she put her hands on her cheeks. Red looked at her and shook his head and gave a small chuckle.
"That's my wife…" Red muttered under his breath. He looked at her; she was turning red from either embarrassment or nervousness, it was rather cute to see.
"Leaf, dear just act normal, I mean, it's pretty much me from the other dimension, but at the same time different." Leaf's mother tries to explain to her daughter, but Leaf was just feeling nervous and excited at the same time.
"Oh geez, I gotta get ready! I'll meet you outside Red when you're ready." Leaf exclaimed as she shot out of the chair and ran upstairs to her room. Red just chuckles and shook his head.
"Why did I even marry her?" Red joked as he shook his head. Leaf's mother giggles and stared at Red for a moment.
"It's because you love her." Leaf's mother explained. Red just chuckles and nodded his head.
"Yeah, she made my whole life a lot better and more amusing. That's just a bonus; the real reason is because she's the one who's changed my life. She made this guy's frown upside down, and made me feel like the luckiest guy in the world. Sure she may have some bad traits like calling me an 'idiot' or on some occasions, hit me, but you know what, that's just her and I won't have it any other way." Red said as he took a bite out of the eggs. Leaf's mother smiled at him.
"You know…when two young couple get marry at a young age…they usually don't last that long, but I can tell that this one will last until the end. That's a rare sign Red…" Leaf's mother explained as she folds her hands together. Red looked at her and raised an eyebrow.
"Please take care of my daughter Red; I'm asking you this as a son-in-law. Don't break her heart; she's been through a lot." Leaf's mother explained. Red stared at her for a moment and nodded his head.
"Of course I will, I'll put my life on the line just for her." Red said confidently. Leaf's mother smiled and nodded her head. She reached and grabbed onto Red's hand and holds it firmly. Red raised an eyebrow at this.
"You have my blessings Red." Leaf's mother simply said. Red smiled and nodded his head. Footsteps came down from the stairs; Leaf is dressed into her usual attire. The white hat, light blue sleeveless shirt, a red miniskirt, light blue socks, and white sneakers with a red strip. Right behind her is a pink pokemon, a Clefable to be precise.
"Clef!" The pokemon chirped happily as it skipped towards Red and Leaf's mother. Both of them patted the pink pokemon's head.
"Good morning Hope, I hope you had a nice sleep." Leaf's mother said as she continues to pet the pokemon. The Clefable nodded its head and smiled and said several 'clefs.'
"I'm glad to see you too Hope." Red said as he pet the top of Hope's head. The pink pokemon nodded her head at Red.
"Let's get going Red, we need to go shopping for some gifts." Leaf said to Red. He nodded his head and stood up and walked outside with Leaf.
"Thanks for the breakfast Mrs. Green!" Red exclaimed as he waved his hand towards her. Leaf too waved her hand at her mother and thanked her. She waves back and sighs.
"May happiness shines towards both of you." Leaf's mother whispered to herself.
"So Saffron City then?" Leaf suggested; Red nodded his head in agreement. Leaf fixed her hat and smiles as she unclips a pokeball from her skirt and threw it up in the air. Pride comes out screeching and offered the trios Red, Hope and Leaf a ride. They both got on and flew up sky high.
"I wonder what happened to Blue. I haven't seen that guy in like forever." Red wonders. Leaf looks at him.
"He went off to a different region, most likely training or helping his grandfather on some research about new species of pokemon." Leaf explained. Red raised an eyebrow when he heard new specie.
"Huh, that's interesting. I wonder what they are…" Red whispered to himself as he ponders to himself. Leaf looks out in the distance and bit her lips.
"By the way Red…I know I've asked you this already, but is everything all right?" Leaf questioned with a bit of worry.
"Clef?" Hope chirped in a confused manner. The pink pokemon looks at Red and was a little worried for him.
"Everything is fine Leaf; we discuss this already, that is all in the past." Red commented as he crosses his arms. Leaf sighs and shook her head.
"I only ask because I'm a little worry about you. You seem very sad at times and I wonder what's on your mind." Leaf gently said as she put a hand on Red's arm. He just sighs and shook his head.
"I'm just tired Leaf, that's all." Red simply said with a sigh as he gently removes her hand away from his shoulder, which for some reason stung Leaf's heart.
"Okay…" Leaf softly said, but deep down; she's hurt. Her pokemon only looks at her with worries.
It was night time. Throughout the whole shopping trip, both Leaf and Red were quiet towards each other most of the time. They did buy some gifts for Red's mother and a few useful items for the upcoming trip; Red is laying on his bed on his side and staring off into space. He looked at his hand and clenched it tightly. He heard the attic door open; he shuts his eyes, pretending to sleep, footsteps climb up the steps until they finally reach the top. Red still pretending to sleep, he heard the attic door shut and footsteps coming closer to him. His mind went wondering what Leaf or her mother wants. He felt his blanket being tugged and something entering his bed. He felt arms wrapped around him, this made him open his eyes.
"I'm sorry Red, if I offended you by any chance. It's just that…as your wife…I only care what my husband is thinking about." Leaf said. Red turns over to the side and sees Leaf's blue sadden eyes looking back into his red ones. He sighs as he put his arm around her.
"What are you talking about ugly?" Red joked as he held onto her. She bit her lips and shok her head. She moves in closer, her head resting against his chest as Red holds her tightly.
"You weren't there…" She muffled against him, he looks down at her and raised an eyebrow.
"You weren't there all those years…you weren't there when I woke up from bed…you weren't there when I battle against the gym leaders…you weren't there when I fought Team Rocket…Red…I was so alone and scared…." Leaf muffled as she held onto him closer.
"Leaf…" Red whispered her name.
"Idiot…you're such an idiot…making your own wife cry…you're the biggest idiot on this planet…and yet…" Leaf whimpered against him.
"Yet you're the idiot that I love…" Leaf whispered. They stay like that for a while, none of them knew what to do or say. Red had realize that Leaf had to battle through of this herself and he wasn't there to give her support, but that's what made her stronger, but now, it seems like she was holding it all in until he got back.
"The reason why I'm sad…" Red simply said as he closes his eyes. Leaf looks up at him as she sniffles.
"Is because I don't want to see my mother…" Red simply said. This raised Leaf's eyebrow and raised the question.
"W-Why not?" Leaf asked as she pulled back a bit. Red sighed and looked down on his bed sheet.
"I don't want to look at my mother, a failure of a son, a weak person, and the thoughts of suicide. I can't face that. My mother worked hard to earn money for my pokemon journey; I had a good run with the fames and fortune. I got greedy and wanted more, thinking that nothing could stop me, even crushing my hated rival. It was then I learn that not everyone could stay a champion forever. That is when I met you…" Red simply said as he shuts his eyes and sigh.
"A failure…that's who I am…not only did I failed my mother….but I failed you…you can say that I'm scared…" Red simply said as he sighed. He felt two soft hands touching his cheeks lifting his head up. He opened his eyes and noticed Leaf's eyes staring back into his.
"You're not a failure, you're the one who helped me took down Team Rocket, you're the one who gave me confident to keep on fighting, and you're the one who always stood by my side when all is lost. Red…you're far beyond a failure. You're just an idiot who's moping around of the past." Leaf said with a smile. Red's eyes widen, feeling a bit surprise by what he heard.
"Leaf…how will I face my mother?" Red asked meekly. Leaf sighs and chuckles a bit.
"Idiot…this time I'll be there for you, like you've always been there for me." Leaf commented. Red sighs and finally he gave a small laugh, he finally understood now, and Leaf is all he needs to boost up his confidence.
"Me an idiot? Look who's talking about crybaby." Red joked with a sly smile on his face. Leaf's face flushed red, good thing it is dark, otherwise he would've seen it.
"You idiot!" Leaf yelled out as she pushed Red back on the bed. Red giggles as he wrap his arms around Leaf's waist and pulled her down with him making her blush from embarrassment and close encounters.
"Aww what's with the face Leaf, you look like you've seen a hot hunk." Red joked as he pulled her closer.
"S-Sh-Shut up you idiot!" Leaf yelled out at him as she jabbed him on the stomach. Red just endure her punch and quickly gave her a passionate kiss which shook her a bit. That is until she closes her eyes and kissed back, their tongues fighting each other for dominance. Red moves in as he tries to remove her sleeveless shirt; he slowly slides down the shirt, but was immediately stopped by her hand.
"W-Wait…." Leaf muttered. Red stopped what he's doing as he looked at her with confusion.
"I-I'm not ready yet…" Leaf replied as she starts pulling her shirt back on. Red sighed and shook his head.
"Yeah I guess it's going a little too fast, especially in the attic." Red commented.
"And we're in my mom's house." Leaf added.
"So when is it the right time?" Red asked Leaf. She thought for a moment until she finally thought of something.
"Until we have our own house and when we're planning to have kids..." Leaf whispered to his ear, which got his face flushing red.
"So what do we do now?" Red asked nervously. Leaf smiles and chuckled to herself.
"I guess I could spend the night with my husband." Leaf said as she lay on the bed. Red sighed and just nodded his head.
"Whatever floats your boat." Red replied back. As he lay next to her; she smiles as she wraps her arms around Red's waist and rest her head against his chest. Red being a bit taller rest his chin on top of her head. Now there's a new trouble afoot and he just thought of it right now.
"Did I just got cockblocked?" Red whispered to himself.
Yes I'm still alive; I just came back from the hospital about two weeks ago. I'm feeling fine, I'm lucky I didn't get surgery, the cancer seems to be stable, but I still have a chance that it will happen again. Only time will tell my friends. Anyways, I've gotten so many requests to make a sequel to Pandora. Well here it is! Calem and Serena won't be in until next chapter.