School recently ended. All the children of Eagleland were fervently enjoying their summer vacations, including the heroes of that fateful adventure against the incarnation of evil, Giygas, who succumbed to the union of 4 chosen children: Ness and his gang.
Things seemed to be normal. However, Paula, a blond girl from Twoson with psychic powers, was in her room, with feelings of sadness.
"Honey, it's time to eat!!" a familiar voice echoed through the house.
"LEAVE ME ALONE!!!" shouted Paula disconsolate in her bed. A minute of silence surrounded the place.
"If you want, I can take the food to your room" said Paula's mother.
After the defeat of Giygas, and going their separate ways, Paula was going through a depression. She felt alone, without friends or special people with whom to share good times. Jeff was obsessed with looking for his missing father, who left without a trace, and Poo was aware of perfecting his martial arts and psychic powers, to live up to what a prince of the mythical city of Dalaam should be. Several of the children, with whom she played in the Polestar Preschool, moved to another place. Worse still, Paula felt devastated inside.
*sniff* "Why, why don't you want to be with me..." Paula said disconsolate, when remembering the person she loved so much: Ness.
*Flashbacks of the end of her adventure, went through her head*
"There was something I wanted to tell you, but I've forgotten it.
I'm sure I'll remember by the time I see you again.
Well, I guess this is it.
...So long" Paula commented to Ness that day, after her emotional farewell.
"We are only friends.....? And why haven't you spoken to me again in the last few months?" Paula said sobbing.
(Paula remembers what happened, 4 months ago. She and Ness were sitting in the new Twoson square, next to a water fountain)
"Don't you think this place is very romantic?" Paula commented blushing.
"Eh, yes. Sure hehe" said Ness without being very aware of the situation.
"Do you remember what I've wanted to tell you all this time, since we last saw each other?" Paula asked in a very affectionate tone.
"Ah, of course, that day I went to leave you at your house" replied Ness happily.
"I, uh..." Paula tried to express her feelings, but she had a hard time saying it.
"Yes?" Ness asked with a smile.
"I love you" Paula expressed with great affection, touching her hands
(Ness was surprised for a moment)
"Paula, it is very sweet for you to tell me this. We have had very good times together, and you supported me in our adventure.." Ness commented on Paula's relief
"So, what do you say?" Paula put her fingers together shyly...
"Well..." (Paula was smiling while Ness spoke)
"The truth is that we are just friends. I'm sorry" Paula's smile faded into a sad expression.
"But I thought you loved me, that we were made for each other...." tears fell as Paula spoke with her head looking at the ground.
"We can still be friends, don't worry" Ness patted her on the back.
*SUDDENLY, NESS FEELED A HUGE PSYCHIC FORCE, PUSHING HIM TOWARDS THE WATER FOUNTAIN*
"Ouch...Paula, what's wrong with you?" shouted Ness....
I..." Paula could not continue the talk. The girl started to run, with tears streaming from her eyes.
"PAULA, COME BACK, I DIDN'T WANT TO HURT YOUR FEELINGS!!!" Ness said in vain. He watched the blonde girl who was once his friend, ran away from his sight.
"Um... As my father used to say: it is difficult to understand the emotional pain that women go through. She'll get over it" Ness thought in his mind. The atmosphere of sadness filled the Jones family home.
"I wonder what will happen to our daughter, she has not felt good for months" said Paul Jones.
"She must feel lonely. Paula goes through an age where her lack of friends tears her up emotionally" Paula's mother responded to her husband.
"I tried repeatedly to go to your house, but it was in vain....You do not want me near you" Paula continued crying, remembering the agonizing past months.
*Knock knock* "Hello there! Is Ness at home?" Paula said from the entrance of Ness's house
"I'm sorry honey. Ness is not at home. He is busy with his baseball practice. Come back another time if you wish" Ness's mother closed the door.
*Sniff sniff* "Last time, your mother told me that you got sucked into a strange portal, without knowing your location. What a bunch of lies and excuses that your family makes so that we don't see each other" thought Paula angrily, not knowing that those days passed when Ness embarked on an adventure to save the world, accompanied by another psychic boy with blond hair, and many extravagant characters like a giant penguin, and a plumber in green clothes.
"I'll try to talk to her" expressed Mr. Paul Jones. Footsteps are heard near Paula's room.
"Hello Darling. I would like to talk to you" her father placed himself comfortably on Paula's bed. The man stroked her head.
"Go away. I don't wanna talk" Paula answered angrily.
"I know what you think, dear. You must forget him" ordered her father.
"But I love him. And I feel alone! I have tried to communicate with Ness, but he seems like he wants to stay away from me" Paula kept crying inconsolably, until she received a tender caress on her cheek.
"Poor lil thing, I understand your pain. Look, friends come and go, it's part of growing up" Paula's father pointed out experiences he lived as a child.
(The talk of father and daughter, continued until the evening)
"Try to meet new friends. You are a good girl, surely you'll meet people who share your pain of feeling lonely. Look to the future, there are still many adventures to live" said her father with joy.
"Thanks daddy. I love you" Paula said with great tenderness, smiling through tears.
"Me too, my little princess" Mr. Jones then kissed his daughter on the forehead.
(That night, Paula looked at her window)
"Oh, what a beautiful starry sky, I can find several constellations among this beautiful star show" Paula thought happily. A shooting star passed in front of Paula's eyes.
"This is my chance to make a wish!" Paula said enthusiastically. Clasping her hands in a prayer position, and with tears, she prayed to heaven:
"Dear almighty God, who helped me defeat Giygas, and is both in heaven and on earth. Please give me the opportunity to meet a new friend, someone who is a special person with whom to share pleasant moments, and adventures"
(Paula finished her prayer. The shooting star disappeared over the horizon)
"I'll keep an eye on the future" Paula said with great determination, before going to sleep. Meanwhile, our story moves hundreds of years into the future, where a blond boy lived happily alongside the people of a peaceful village called Tazmily. His name was Lucas.
"Woof Woof" barked a brown dog, lovingly licking the face of little Lucas.
"Hehehe, that's enough Boney, I'm awake" said the blond boy. He hugged his canine friend.
"I'm going to visit the sacred place of our family, will you come in?" the little boy asked his pet.
"Woof!!!" the dog gave a firm bark, reaffirming the enormous loyalty to his owner.
"That's the spirit my friend, let's go" the boy and his dog went out for a walk.
*Lucas breathes the fresh air, and gratefully receives the sunlight*
"Boney, don't you think it's beautiful to wake up every day, and appreciate the gift of life?" the boy says to his dog with a smiling expression. Boney licked him affectionately. At the village of Tazmily, peace was restored after the fall of the evil emperor Porky. It was a paradise in every sense of the word: the animals lived in harmony, the fields of flowers and vegetation abounded, the water of the rivers sounded every morning, giving a relaxing atmosphere to the place, and there was an excellent climate.
"Hehehe, sure she will like them, they are her favorites" Lucas said cutting a handful of sunflowers.
"Come on Boney!" exclaimed the blond boy, sprinting on the way to Tazmily village.
"Good morning, Lucas!" (The local villagers greeted Lucas)
The blond boy, and his pet kept running, until they reached a burial place. Nearby, there were 2 graves, one next to the other, with various flowers decorating them. The headstones had the names of Hinawa, and Claus.
*sniff* "I hope you like them, mommy. I'll never forget you"
(Tears fell from Lucas's eyes. He placed sunflower blossoms on the graves, expressing gratitude to his family)
"I wrote a poem, I did it with great affection thinking of you" the kid took out from his pocket, a sheet of paper.
"I still have the memory
Of the love that you gave me
The hugs that you always gave me
And that brother who accompanied me
In good and bad times"
(Lucas kept reading. He tried to wipe his tears)
"Mom, 9 years old
That I enjoyed with you
Great is my pain
Of being alone without your love "
"I know you are next to Claus
In a better place
Taking care of us with fervor
While I remember with love
Your sacrifice, and your heart
As beautiful as a flower
Thanks" (Boney made sad moans)
"It's always nice to remember your loved ones that you care about, even if they're not with us, right Boney?" Lucas asked.
(Boney brought his head closer. The doggy received a pat from his owner)
"Let's go back. There are many fun things to do" Lucas waved his hand, saying goodbye to his deceased family. On the way, they came across the home of an old scientist, named Dr Andonuts. He moved to the village, after abandoning the creation of Chimeras for Porky.
"Ah, Lucas. Good morning, I would like ask you to do me a favor" the doctor pointed to a huge device with the shape of a satellite dish.
"Wow Dr Andonuts, what is that?" Lucas asked, surprised to see that piece of technology.
"This, it's a multidimensional antenna, it's basically the successor to the Phase Distorter
...It allows us to travel through space-time, passing between different dimensions" Andonuts explained the functionalities of the device.
"Impressive, I have not traveled to another dimension since I, and my new friends defeated Tabuu" Lucas had flashbacks of the Subspace Emissary, reminding his friendship with characters like Ness, the group of swordsmen, or Pokemon trainer.
"Since Tabuu was defeated, all the dimensional gaps have been closed, that time I had to say goodbye to my friends from other dimensions" expressed Lucas.
"Well, no more. This machine can create portals that allow us to connect between different worlds or times. I plan to travel to the past to visit my dear son Jeff. I did not have enough time to give him the love that a son deserves" Dr Andonuts commented, feeling sad.
"So, for what you need me, sir?" asked the blond boy.
"The downside is that the machine only works with electricity, could you help me generate the necessary energy?" he requested.
"Of course!!!!" Lucas said excitedly.
"Well, in the meantime, I'm going to...."
"PK THUNDERRRRRRRRR!!!" Lucas impulsively threw a great electric shock from his hands, based on a technique he learned from Kumatora.
"WAIT....!!!" warned Dr Andonuts, but it was too late. The machine absorbed the enormous force of the impact, receiving an overload that generated a dimensional hole.
"UAAAAAAAGGGGHHHH" Lucas yelled as he was sucked into another dimension.
*BOOM* The machine exploded.
"Well, time to go back to the phase of the storyboard" said Andonuts frustrated to see such disaster.
"This is very bad, I have no idea where that boy has gone, I hope he is fine" throught Andonuts, not knowing that Lucas would arrive in the same dimension where Red lives, along with a mysterious psychic girl. It was night in Saffron City. The streets had a quiet activity, most people were happy. Inside the gym of the place, it felt cold and gloomy, no one else was there except Sabrina. A surprise box appeared in front of her.
"Mmmmm" she muttered, feeling indifferent to her surroundings.
"HAUNTEEEEERRRRRRRR!!!!! Hahahahaha" Sabrina's Haunter made a surprise box prank to try cheer her up.
"Agh, get out of here Haunter, NOW!!!" Sabrina yelled angrily, showing her eyes glowing darkly with psychic energy.
"Haunttttttt..." Haunter faded with sadness. It left her trainer alone to think, in silence.
"Why? Why can't I make friends yet? Why does everyone see me as a freak???" Sabrina exclaimed between tears.
Sabrina has never been happy with her life. Her anguish goes back from her birth: In the Pokemon world, all psychics are related, because they come from a single lineage, although there are different families, they have always enjoyed great power and prestige within society. Between the same families, there is an internal dispute, causing the family heirs to bear all the pressure to prove that their line is the most powerful of all.
This led to Sabrina, from a very young age, forcing herself to train to perfect her abilities and demonstrate the power of her lineage. Although she regained her smile and reconcile with her family, thanks to the help of Ash and his friends, things have not gone well for her.
"YOU ARE CRAZY. Who would want as a girlfriend, a freak phenomenon with strange powers, who is an autistic woman of over 18 years old, that does not stop her strange obsession of playing with dolls?" Sabrina remembers her last rejections of dating partners she had. No man has ever wanted to date her, because of fear and rejection of dating a "weird woman". Even her old classmates, whom she met again, are afraid of her.
"Hi guys, long time no see. I already feel renewed, ready to be a better person" Sabrina appeared in another of her flashbacks.
"Get away from me, you are a monster"
"You shrunk me when we were children, and you constantly threatened that you would kill me, and my family for making fun of you"
"You disgust me. I only hang out with successful normal girls, not like you, weirdo who rejected my friendship for being obsessed with her psychic powers" these were all comments Sabrina received from people who knew her. Sabrina has felt heartbroken, and her self-esteem was in tatters. Worse still, her performance in the gym dropped noticeably after her encounter with Ash. She lost a great number of battles, thus losing the respect of part of the psychic community.
"I believed in you, now you are nothing"
"You have become a weakling by caring more about your family, than continuing the legacy of the legendary psychic trainers"
(Various negative comments from others weigh on Sabrina's mind)
"I need the support of anyone, someone to cheer me up" (Sabrina cries inconsolably)
"Hee hee, maybe I can fix it" a lovely young voice sounded, in the middle of the empty gym.
"Who said that?!!!! Are you that person, who I suspect you are?" Sabrina answered angrily, hearing that voice that sounds familiar to her.
"Yes, of course my friend, hee hee" the mysterious voice physically materialized. In front of Sabrina, was an adorable girl with bluish green long hair, and a white dress, with skin as white as snow, purple eyes, so beautiful that they looked like a pair of pearls, a hat, and a playful smiling expression. But she was not an ordinary girl, she was Little Sabrina, that doll in which Sabrina materialized her second infant personality during her unhappy childhood.
"Oh, it's you....You look even more organic since the last time we met" Sabrina commented.
"Thanks, hehehe" said the doll, letting out a laugh.
"But you shouldn't be here, everyone watched as you disappeared!!!" Sabrina yelled, a bit scared to remember a piece from her dark past.
"Yes, it's true that I disappeared from your own world, but I was always a part of you, Sabrina. I simply resided in your mind, waiting for the right moment to return once my own psychic strength built up" the dolly explained.
"What do you want with me!?" Sabrina asked.
"It is quite simple. I came to keep you company, now that you feel alone, also....I want to play! I want to play with more little people like last time" said the girl.
"No...I won't allow it! Those days are over" Sabrina replied angrily.
"I'll have to convince you, let's play" the girl then showed her eyes in red. Sabrina felt that a great flash of light surrounded her.
"AHHHHHHHH" Sabrina fainted for a moment, until she regained consciousness.
"Where.....Where am I?" after analyzing the place, she was in a city. Everything seemed normal, until she looked up.
"That over there is my collection of dolls next to my desk. OH NO. That means I'm in my toy box!" Sabrina felt scared at that moment. Indeed, she was shrunken inside her room, in the same toy box in which she kept Ash prisoner with his friends.
"Hahaha, you can't escape my dear" a sweet female voice rang out in the miniature city. Huge footsteps started to sound like earthquakes, getting stronger. Looking into the distance, Sabrina watched the little giantess get closer and closer.
"Hehehe, come with me Sabrina. We are friends" Sabrina started running through the toy town.
"Heeheehee! There is no escape, Sabrina!" the little girl's eyes shone bright, and Sabrina was suddenly paralyzed by her psychic strength.
"Don't worry, Sabrina. You'll be back to your normal size soon" said the girl. Sabrina was able to turn around, staring just a few steps away, at the giantess in front of her.
"It's over? Am I going to die at the hands of my own creation?" Sabrina thought for a moment.
"I have you, sweetie pie. hee hee" the giant girl laughed cutely. She reached one of her hands to grab Sabrina.
"No...please don't hurt me! NOOOOOOOOO!!!" Sabrina yelled between sobs....
"Hehehe..." *MUACK* ...but to her surprise, she felt a tender and comforting kiss on her cheek.
"I love you very much, Sabrina. You have always been like an older sister to me" the girl expressed, with a quite sweet and natural expression.
(Sabrina's feeling of fear gradually disappeared)
*sob* "I thought you were going to kill me; I was so scared" Sabrina whispered sadly.
"Awww, poor Sabrina. I'm sorry if I scared you. I would never hurt the person who gave me life" the dolly stroked gently Sabrina with her fingers and her nose. Interestingly, Sabrina felt a little more comforted, she did not feel like that since the last time she saw her mother, and they had a cute hug.
"I want you to go away. *sniff* I don't need comfort" Sabrina cried with a broken heart.
"But Sabrina, we are made for each other. I am part of you. Do you remember why you created me?" the giant girl asked, as she tenderly wiped away Sabrina's tears.
"Yes. I created you, because when I became obsessed with perfecting my psychic powers to follow family traditions, I felt lonely..." Sabrina said.
"I gave your life to represent my second repressed personality, that girl who for so long, wanted to play and make friends" she continued.
"That's right. And even though it was a difficult time in your life, I kept you company. I always believed in you, that you could become a great psychic Pokemon trainer..." the doll replied.
"DON'T CONTINUE, can't you see I'm a monster, and people still reject me for being a freak? I was always an eyesore to society, and so were you since you're a part of myself!" Sabrina shouted angrily. The giant little girl's expression turned quite sad.
"Poor lil thingy. Sabrina, those people have done you a lot of harm, they don't appreciate your efforts and value as a person" the giant dolly hugged Sabrina very affectionately, comforting the shrunken woman with pats on her head.
"These people deserve to be punished. I don't like to see you like this" Little Sabrina flew towards the roof of the gym, with Sabrina in her hand.
"Do you see that whole city over there?" Little Sabrina pointed to the buildings of Saffron City with lights decorating the place.
"Yes. It's beautiful" Sabrina continued with the talk.
"All that city is your toy box. Come on, let's have those insignificant people as your dolls, you could be the queen of the Pokemon world, be respected by all" exclaimed Little Sabrina with determination.
"But I promised my parents never to use my size changing powers again..." Sabrina lamented sadly.
"I will be the representation of you at child age, but if I understand something important, is that adults are not obliged to follow the orders of their parents. You are free of decision, like a Pidgey that leaves the nest, evolved into Pidgeot" the girl Sabrina commented. Sabrina was thinking.
"I promise to never control your mind to follow my orders, or steal your smile again. I just want to see you happy this time" said Little Sabrina.
"I should never have allowed you to undergo such a hard training, *sob* you did not enjoy life, as I have" said Little Sabrina, through tears. The adult Sabrina also began to cry.
"I thought that allowing you to isolate yourself from others, and repress your childhood emotions to focus on your training, was what you wanted. Sorry" said the dolly with a sad face. She received a caress from Sabrina.
"Awwwww. It's not your fault baby. I was the one who lost control of my life. This time things will be different, my little sister" Sabrina said with a smile. The doll also smiled, and both embraced like sisters. Little Sabrina descended from the sky. Sabrina returned to her normal size.
"If you want, we can play with the little people, in the company of someone. I'll find a new friend for us, she may also be an expert in psychic powers" suggested Little Sabrina.
"Sounds a good idea" Sabrina stroked the head of the dolly.
"Hehehe. Thank you" the dolly contemplated the happy expression of determination on her adult alter ego.
"Soon, the Pokemon world will find out from the rooftops who Sabrina is. I'll make my ancestors proud of me, while I manage to dominate the world" Sabrina said with a strong fighting spirit.
"That's good to hear, my dear sister" Little Sabrina said. They both went to bed.
While the psychic girls had their beautiful family moment, something unexpected happened in the sky: a strange portal opened.
"AAAAGGHHGAHHH, MOMMY, HELP MEEEEEE!!!" Lucas fell at high speed.
"SHIELDDDDD!!!!" Lucas activated a blue psychic shield, to cushion the fall.
"It's a round shaped Pokemon!!!!
It's a UFO!!!" the people in the streets saw the falling object. Suddenly, a young photographer named Todd, looked closely at the sky with his camera, and was impressed with what he found.
"That is not a UFO, it is a child! His life is in danger, he's falling at great speed!!!" Todd commented alarmed. People were in a panic, running around to see how to help the boy.
"I don't think our rescue trampolines are useful for this situation, it's falling too fast" the fireman chief complained.
"Poor boy, it's time to help" a boy in a red outfit, watched from a distance the big scandal.
"Charizard, I choose you!" the boy pulled a sphere from his trouser strap.
"Roaaaaarrrhhhh" roared the noble creature that came out of the Poke Ball.
"OK, good friend, we must help that poor victim, fly where the boy falls" the boy ride his flying Pokemon. Meanwhile, Lucas was dying of exhaustion.
"I don't think I can take it anymore. NO....AAAAAHHHHHH" Lucas's shield that cushioned his fall, vanished. Charizard was approaching at full speed.
"I have you!" the boy stretched out his arms. He saved the life of the poor injured man.
"THAT'S AWESOME, CONGRATULATIONS.
YOU'RE THE BEST!!!" the people of Saffron City shouted between claps.
"Are you okay?" asked the boy in the red outfit.
"Yes...." Lucas said, with a weak voice.
(After regaining consciousness, Lucas could recognize him: he was Red, the Pokemon trainer he met in the Subspace Emissary, during his walks through the abandoned zoo)
"Red, are you...?" Lucas asked
"........." Red turned to see the boy who fell from the sky.
"Yes, it's me Lucas. I missed you little friend" said Red with great joy.
"Me too" Lucas said wistfully.
"Everything will be fine, you'll love visiting here" Red's Charizard descended towards the Saffron streets. All the people gathered to congratulate Red for the good deed of the day, his heroic action was broadcast on all the major newscasts in the Pokemon world.
(Our story moves to a home, where a man with psychic powers, a lover of golf and family union, lived with his beautiful brown-haired wife)
"Let's see what's good on TV" said the man.
"Good evening to all Pokéviewers. In other news, Red, the legendary Pokemon League champion, saved a poor defenseless boy who mysteriously fell from the sky" the reporter informed on the news channel.
"That boy is worthy of admiration, he is very strong. He reminds me of a certain silly boy I once knew" the man commented.
"Apparently, a mysterious aura of energy surrounded the boy as he fell, here we have him for a short interview" the reporter held a microphone close to Lucas.
"Tell us. How was it that you were surrounded by a strange aura?" asked the newscast interviewer.
"I have psychic powers" said Lucas smiling with great enthusiasm. His cheeks flushed with nerves at receiving people's attention.
"Awwwww, isn't he cute? He's the boy we could never have. I'm sure he would be a good friend for our daughter Sabrina" the man's wife expressed fondly.
"Heh my dear, you always say the same thing about every new kid you come across" the man replied. Those people were Sabrina's parents. Their names were Lisa, and Ormond.
"That's right, he has psychic powers, and is one of the most talented psychics I have ever met. His power is to be envied" Red boasted.
"Hahaha, Red, you don't need so many compliments to me!" Lucas said to his friend.
"Come on mate, you shouldn't be so modest, you were an important part of my adventures when the Tabuu incident happened" Red replied cheerfully, while patting Lucas on the back. Lucas smiled tenderly at the camera, waving.
"What an adorable kid, I would like to tuck him in at night if I were his mother" expressed Lisa.
"Do not exaggerate woman, our dear Sabrina is the one who deserves our affection" Ormond replied, somewhat disgusted.
"We can tell that they're good friends. Wait till you see us next time on Kanto TV news, good evening" the reporter said as Ormond turned off the TV.
"The news of the psychic child has given me an idea, what do you think if we visit our daughter tomorrow?" suggested Ormond to his wife.
"But darling, Sabrina has been in a depression after the decline of her winning streak, she even commented that her gym is at risk of being closed if she does not do something. Don't you think she'll be busy with her training?" Lisa lamented very sadly.
"Yes. But there is nothing better than receiving family love and support to face difficult times" Ormond replied. Sabrina's parents decided to arrange a visit for tomorrow night, not knowing what it would bring not only to them, but to the Pokemon world….
TO BE CONTINUED