Spoiler: Chapter 1: Awaken Chapter 1: Spoiler: Chapter 1: Awaken Awaken … A thought of silence. Yet it wasn't unaware. Not asleep, but very awake. … … Everything looked unfamiliar in its sight. It was bright, shining, as if a rainbow was coming from somewhere. … … … Confusion was the first emotion felt. As much as that presence wanted to keep silent, it's voice cannot be held back. W-where… It looked like a path. No… more like a tunnel. But to where, though? Where… Am I…? Another similar thought, reaffirming its confusion. It could see, but without the feeling of sight. Colors of different hues, a mix of blues, yellows, and purple created a surreal atmosphere. It didn't feel tangible, as if a surrounding mist was wrapped was around one's own conscious. His conscious. A-am I… dreaming? Despite the uncertainty of the sight around it, the light provided a weird sense of… comfort. It didn't carry any sort of dark intent. It was warm without a sense of touch. Suddenly, there was a change, one that was seen, a ripple coming from the light at the center spreading outward. "..." It was another presence that wasn't felt earlier. But it wasn't just a feeling… it was… A voice..? The ripple disappeared, as if such a disturbance in this ether was paused. That… had to be one… I'm not imagining it… Then there was another ripple. A much bigger and more noticeable one. This time, instead of a silence, there was something more than that. He both felt and heard something. "...ey...Ca...ar…" He has a heard a voice. It was faint, yet it can be heard as it was far away, wanting to become closer. The waves that were appearing in the tunnel was bigger now, starting to look like waves in the water. That has to be a voice...! Calling out… to me..! "You… You who can hear my voice… Might you be a human…?" One couldn't just simply respond to a sudden question, especially with that kind a question it is. Even though without a physical form, the very concept of a human was remembered. A human? It should be obvious! Yes… As soon as the answer was formed, there was a tinge of uncertainty that arose. Would such an answer be giving out information that should be obvious. Why was the question asked anyway? Why answer, when there was a possibility that there won't be a response? "Heed my call, human… Listen to my plea…" The voice carried a soft tone. There was no sense of aggression, only a tone of sadness and an inflection that was very sincere. "Please… This world… This Pokémon world… I must implore you… to save it… I… We need your-" It's as if previously a gentle wind was blowing into the light, a harsh disturbance coming as a flash of light coming from the center of the tunnel. "HELP!" The calm, colorful, serene atmosphere was suddenly torn, a screeching sound made as the sight looked like it had been torn. The tear though had left space that led to another sight. Instead of any semblance of the previous sight, it was a dark sight, rocks being lined everywhere and formed the walls, ceiling, and floor. It was a cave. W-what the-?! The space inside these caves wasn't empty though. There was something running away. Despite the darkness, there was enough to see a small creature that was mostly round with four short legs. It had a bright color of mostly pink, with a pattern of big purple flowers on the quadruped's fur. A Munna…? It was running away from something, looking from its face, eyes closed tightly head facing toward. One look from what was chasing it and it was terrifying to look at. A dragon with black and dark purple colors. It just didn't have one heads, as it had two additional heads coming from what looked like it's arms. It's heads had their mouths bared with their teeth menacingly. A Hydreigon?! It was flying with overtaking speed, closing the distance between the two of them. N-no…! Stop...! But what could one do if what all they can see is just that, with nothing that can be done to interfere with the chase? The Hydreigon looked even angrier as it approached the Munna, it's two arm heads extending out and- STOP! Before the potential horrific image came to be from the dark vision, it suddenly blacked out, cutting off what could be seen from the other side. Not even a moment later the bright colors and serene imagery came back, but it was different time, as there was only two dominant colors everywhere, blue and white. The white color was shaped in a way that resembled clouds sitting on the floor, with blue being under the cloud visage. W-what happened…? Those Pokémon…! The calm surroundings did not help with his current feelings. A Hydreigon chasing that Munna down, hunting it down even! I have to help them…! But how...? He didn't notice it at first, but there were splotches of gray starting to form in from of him, a blurry image being created by the clouds. He stopped thinking about the fire situation he just saw to look at what formed. Is this… a shadow? Instinctually, he thought of a motion to move, specifically an arm. But he felt something. Movement. The supposed shadow right in front of his vision moved with him. Wait… this isn't a shadow… The fuzzy image started to become more adhesive, there was less blurry lines between the light and dark, and it wasn't just a general gray that formed. The figure grew more clear, with a noticeable tinge of blue and yellow appearing with it. It's a reflection… but… The complete picture was hard to see, but it almost felt unfamiliar, but a little bit recognizable somehow. The reflection formed to a point where it wasn't a gray painting, now starting to show more color, variations of blue, yellow and white. With not a moment later, what's left of blurring the image in from of him, leaving a reflection that was clear to see, but what he saw... N-no… It can't be…! What was in front of him was completely not what he expected. The body is shaped like it resembled a frog, with slender legs and arms. It's head was oval-shaped, with two tall bumps coming from the top of them, and within those bumps were yellow eyes, black irises, and shiny white pupils. The nose looked like it was covered by two small white spheres. The arms were thin yet flexible, with fingers that are shaped to flow naturally in water, almost webbed. It wasn't just a bare frog-like body. From what looked like it, a fluffy white substance that resembled wool covered around the neck and was compacted around the back of the neck, with a small chunk of it going down the front. The color of light blue all covering most of the body, only contrasted by the white of the hands, a darker blue bridging from between the eyes to the nose. I… I look like a Froakie! But how...?! Still in disbelief, he reached out towards the reflection, with the arm that the image was reflecting repeating the same action as him. He moved his other arm, the same happened as well… … His thoughts turned silent once more, both in shock and in awe. He moved his body again, starting to believe that he has become what he saw. He moved his fingers, and it felt odd compared to what would be human fingers. It felt more flexible, smooth. He moved his hands all around himself, his skin feeling smooth, almost slippery, even. Feeling the fluff on around his neck, it didn't feel like wool. It felt like soft cloth that almost stuck to his digits. His legs were vastly different from just being on two human legs, because there were made to be like a spring, bent to shape like they were meant to be used to hop, not walk. He felt weird trying to do so, as it was difficult to squash and stretch his legs to do such a simple motion. But strangely enough, it wasn't completely impossible, as if there was a small instinct that it felt… a bit natural to do it. There was a small anomaly in the landscape… There was something in the distance, something shining. An orb, maybe? He took a few small hops, being careful so that he won't fall, towards that direction. Within a few hops, the floor of fog dissipated a bit, and from what he saw, causing him to reel back a bit from surprise. The misty clouds covering the floor made it seem rather than it actually was. Now he saw there was a hole in where the orb was, shining in the center. The hole was as blue as the sky, looking very much if the sky was upside down. But he was standing on the level the hole was. A sky on the bottom…? That doesn't seem right… He wanted to reaffirm his suspicions. Taking a small gulp, he slowly peered over the edge, closing his eyes, expecting for an endless stretch of sky going downward. He opened them again only to see his own reflection perfectly. Whew… so it's a pond… But… I really did turn into a Froakie… This has to be a dream… this is impossible! But it feels so real… He reached out into the water, only to get about a half of his fingers in before hitting something solid. It was very shallow water that he could hop across on. Indeed he did hop on it, making a small splash, strangely none of the water being thrown into the air, only carried by the waves. He carried on with more hops to reach that orb in the center of the pool, stopping right when it was right in front of him. Nothing happened while standing right there. With that came a hint of curiosity, and a slight hint of cautious dread, as he slowly extended his hand towards it. The white tips of fingers touched the orb of light, and within a fraction of a second, There came bursts of blue light coming out of nowhere as they surrounded him and the pond. The wisps trailed into the pond, swirling around and forming unknown but patterns in it that resembled spiraling circles. Before he could wonder what they were forming, rays of bright light radiated from the pond, forcing him to close his eyes but could only dim it so much that he still saw it. He had an instinct to get away from the pond, and fast! He tried to move himself, but he could've as he was weighed down and kept in place. He couldn't help but shield himself from the light that increased in intensity as the pillar of it enveloped around him to the point where nothing but white could be seen. Gaaaaah! He felt nothing for a moment, then felt something hitting him from the front. It was.. wind! But he didn't feel like he was standing on anything. But that could mean… He opened his eyes. What came to him was a rush of a vast array of colors. The blue sky, splotched with streaks of white, the sun shining above the horizon. A glimpse down and he could see trees, a gigantic forest of rounded trees were scattered across the landscape, almost blocking the ground below. He saw a peak of a mountainside just standing near the horizon. So much of the landscape filled a coast of water, sands of the desert, rocks of canyons. All of this information that he processed before realizing why he could see it all. He was falling, and from a great distance up at high speed no less. The ground was getting closer, unbelievably closer at the velocity he was falling at. His breath was stolen away for a brief second before the shock caused him to scream. "AAAAAAAAAH! IIIM FAAAAAAAALLIIIIING!" He yelled at the top of his lungs at nothing but air as he moved his arms and legs, trying to slow himself down in some way, but to no avail. He could only watch himself see the ground getting even closer. If he hits the ground at this speed he would…! "S-SOMEONE HEEEEELLLP MEEEEEEE!" He screamed again, but knowing it was a fruitless endeavor. There was nothing but the quickly approaching landscape. His heart beat faster and faster, breathing in and out rapidly to stop, then rapidly fire again. His brain couldn't handle the overload of adrenaline and fear. Before he could see himself hit the ground, everything quickly went white.