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Fanfiction Pokemon Gijinka: Rose Tinted Lens

Discussion in 'Literature Library' started by Junkrat, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Junkrat

    Junkrat Demolitions Expert

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    Well, it's finally here! I've also posted this story on Fanfiction, but I decided to post it here too, 'cause why not. This story will be a bit mature, especially considering it's in the nuzlocke format, and is (very) loosely based off my own White play through with my starter, an Oshawott named Natasha. Expect lots of OC's. Also if there's a way to insert line breaks, please tell me orz With that, please enjoy!

    Legends speak of two royal brothers who were said to be destined for greatness.

    These brothers were loved amongst the commoners. They were cherished, admired, and respected. And while they appeared perfect to the everyday people, well…

    The elder brother was a prideful man, too stubborn and egotistical to see past his own nose. His truth was word.

    The younger brother was impulsive and inconsiderate. He wanted to shape the world to match his ideals.

    These traits led to multiple arguments. One tried to force his ideals; the other tried to force his truth. But what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Were the brothers destined for greatness? Or perhaps…



    A girl closed her book, releasing a shaky, uncertain breath. She looked at the space around her- an empty hallway- before looking at the door before her. Behind the opaque glass window were two silhouettes. She knew who the silhouettes belonged to, and that’s what made her nervous. Their voices were muffled, their movements were vague. She just wanted, so badly, to know what they were saying. She clutched her book and chewed her lip, and she leaned back against the wall, another wave of uncertainty washing into her.

    After what felt like an eternity- which, in actuality, was just ten minutes- the door open, and the girl heaved a sigh of relief. Two women stepped out of the office. One had tears forming in her eyes. She extended her arms and pulled the girl close to her, burying her nose into her hair and rubbing her back.

    “Aria,” she whispered, trying to hold back a sob. “You’ve been approved! You can go on your journey!”

    The girl’s, Aria, eyes lit up. Her heart began to race, and all the feelings of nervousness, anxiety, and doubt, washed away. She wrapped her arms around the woman, almost ready to cry herself. This was it. This was happening.

    “Here’s your license, Aria,” the other woman said, handing the girl a small plastic card. “Come back in two days. We will have everything ready for you by then.”

    “Thank you! Thank you so much, professor!” Aria chirped. Full of excitement and joy, the girl bounded down the hall, and she stopped when she reached the lobby. She turned on her heel to look at her mother as she walked down the hall. The woman gave a short laugh, walking to Aria, and placing a hand on her head.

    “I know you’re excited, dear, but take it easy. Okay?” she said. Aria nodded quickly and took her mother’s hand. The pair walked past the lobby and through the automatic doors, which slid open once they stepped in front of it, and they walked outside.

    It was still quite early in the morning, and most residents of Nuvema Town were still asleep. A small and serene town, while there wasn’t much to see, it was certainly a very charming area. The building they stood in front of, the laboratory, was the largest building, sporting a dark brown roof and large windows. Beside it was a large wind turbine. The blades spun slowly as a gentle breeze blew.

    “Aria,” the woman said with a gentle smile. “Let’s go home.”


    Two days arrived quicker than Aria expected. When her eyes fluttered open, she threw off her blanket and immediately started to get ready. After taking a shower, she stood in front of the mirror while she changed into her clothes.

    Aria was a young girl with innocent features. She stood at five foot five and she had pale skin. Her wide, light blue eyes were full of spunk and energy. Her straight blonde hair reached to the middle of her back, with her bangs braided and pulled to the side, and held back with two red clips. For her outfit, she wore a light pink windbreaker over a white long sleeved shirt. She also wore light blue cuffed skinny jeans and white tennis shoes. After brushing her hair a bit, Aria readjusted her jacket and smiled widely. She hurried out of her room and jogged down the stairs, turning the corner, and walked down the hallway to the living room. When she reached the room, she saw her mother, a woman who bore similar features, sitting on the floor, a duffle bag in front of her.

    “Good morning, Aria,” she said. “Do you have everything ready?”

    “Mhmm! I’m ready go to!” Aria replied and sat on her knees beside her mother. The woman smiled and zipped up the bag, and pushed it towards Aria.

    “Make sure to eat breakfast and take your medication before you head out, okay?” she said. Aria nodded with a smile and stood up, and walked toward the kitchen. There were already plates of food waiting on the table. Aria sat at the table and began eating, quietly, and her mother walked in not too long after, her arms crossed. She sat across from Aria and sighed quietly.

    “I can’t believe today is the day you’re leaving…” she mused. “You know, it seemed like just yesterday you were saying your first words. Now you’re about to go on your journey,” she released a short chuckle. “Time flies, huh?”

    “Will you be okay by yourself?” Aria asked.

    “Of course! Just call often, okay?”

    “Will do, boss!”

    After Aria finished eating, she placed the plates in the sink and returned to the living room to get her duffle bag. With a grunt, she slung it over her shoulder and went to the front of the house where her mother was waiting.

    “It’s tough out there,” the older woman said. “Be careful, and stay around your teammates at all times, okay?”

    “I know, mom,” Aria smiled and pulled her in for a tight embrace.

    “I’m so proud of you, Aria. You’ll do great.”

    Aria nodded once. “Thanks, mom. I’ll be back before you know it.”

    After they pulled away, Aria opened the front door and gave one last look to her mother before smiling and walking outside. The morning sun’s rays fell onto her face, and Aria shielded her eyes with her hands as she looked at the bright sky. She could see the laboratory’s brown roof in the distance, and began walking to her destination.

    “I can’t believe I’m finally here,” Aria thought, a small smile crossing her features. “It took me so long to convince mom to let me go. And now… now I’m here! I’m so excited!”


    It didn’t take Aria long to reach the laboratory. She stepped through the automatic doors and looked around the lobby. There was a receptionist desk, a woman sitting behind it, and various machines surrounded the area. Aria approached the receptionist and leaned over the desk.

    “U-Um… excuse me, is professor Aurea Juniper around?” she gingerly asked.

    “I’m right here, Ms. Mayes!”

    Aria turned around and smiled widely when she saw a woman, along with two other people, walk up to her. One of the people behind Juniper, most likely her coworker, was pushing a small cart.

    “Thanks for stopping by,” Juniper said. “I have a couple things to give you before you start, so bear with me, okay?”

    Aria nodded and watched Juniper moved to the side, revealing the contents on the cart- a watch-like device, a journal, and another device that looked like a small laptop. Juniper picked up the watch and handed it to Aria.

    “This is you cross-transceiver,” she began to explain. “I already have my number registered in it if you ever need to call me. You can also use it if you want to call your mother but aren’t at a rest center,” she picked up the journal. “This will be your travel journal. It’s something we give to all beginning trainers. You can use it how you please.”

    “T-Thank you!” Aria said. She took the cross-transceiver and snapped it around her wrist, and then took the journal. She zipped open her bag and placed the journal inside, and looked back at Juniper as she picked up the last item.

    “And this is the town map! There are some parts in Unova that are easy to get lost in, so never hesitate to refer back to it if you need to,” Juniper said and handed it to Aria, which she also placed in her bag before zipping it closed. Juniper’s co worker cleared his throat to get her attention, the professor nodding and scurrying over to the third person.

    “And now, Aria, your partner!” she introduced. Aria scanned the person, and she admittedly felt a bit intimidated. They looked to be around the same age, if not the person was a bit older. She was an above average height, standing at five foot eleven, with a strong and athletic build. She had tanned skin, and her snow white hair was short in the back, but long in the front, with her bangs reaching past her chin and sweeping over her forehead. There were two blue streaks running through her hair. Her eyes were a dark shade of blue, sharp and intimidating, and a slightly faded scar over the right one, down to her cheek, giving her a rather gruff appearance. She wore a light blue sleeveless, high collared jacket that she left open, showing a white short sleeved compression shirt underneath. She also wore dark blue sweatpants that reached her knees, and matching sandals. Strapped to her back was a dark brown wooden sword. She also wore a necklace that had a shell-like pendant.

    “Perhaps you should introduce yourselves?” Juniper suggested.

    “Um… m-m-my name is Aria Mayes…” the shorter of the two shyly squeaked. “It’s very nice to meet you!”

    “Natalya Orlovskaya, Oshawott,” the other said, her accent thick and distinct.

    “Now then, before you leave, I must explain some things to you,” Juniper said and placed her hands in her coat pockets. “This journey won’t be easy. I’m sure you both are aware that there is a chance of death, yes?”
    While Natalya didn’t seem fazed, Aria nervously gulped and slowly nodded. “Y-Yes.”

    “Unfortunately, the truth is, the world out there is harsh and unforgiving. Ideally, we’d live in a world where death isn’t something you have to worry about, but…”

    “Only the weak and the stupid have to worry about that,” Natalya said, Aria shocked at how blunt she was. “We will be fine.”

    Juniper laughed. “Yes, I’m sure you will!” she said. “There is no time limit to finishing your journey. Once you defeat all eight gyms, you will be able to battle the Elite Four. And if you manage to defeat them…”

    “Then we can go on to the champion!” Aria finished.

    “Bingo. If you find yourselves outmatched in any situation, don’t hesitate to call it quits. Over half of all trainers quit their journey by the third gym, and another seventy-five percent quit by the fifth. It’s tough, really, so don’t feel ashamed if you decide to throw in the towel. Even getting two badges is an amazing feat in of itself.”

    “We’ll see what happens,” Aria said.

    “Very well. Your first destination along the way will be Accumula Town. There, you can stock up on items and review your strategy for the Striaton City gym. Also, make sure you refill your medication at the rest centers, all right?”

    “Okay! Thank you, professor!”

    “No problem,” Juniper said. “You two, watch out for each other. You guys need each other more than you think, alright?”

    “I will take good care of her,” Natalya said. “Now, kotenok, should we go?”

    “Oh! Yes! Um, thank you again, professor!” Aria said and gave a short wave. She turned around and made her way to the front doors.

    “Good luck, you two!” Juniper said. She watched as the two exited the lab, and when they were gone, she sighed.

    “Everything okay, Aurea?” her co worker asked.

    “I’m just concerned, I think,” Juniper responded. “Her mother is a good friend of mine, and I don’t know what I’d do if something happened to Aria.”

    “If Kara let her go on this journey, then she’s well aware of the risks, yeah?”

    “You have a point… I just hope things turn out okay for those two.”

    Back outside, Aria stretched her arms over her head and closed her eyes. Moments later, she reopened them, and turned to her new partner.

    “S-So we should start heading to route one!” Aria said. Natalya made a small sound in confirmation, and the two walked down the road, passing by houses to reach the edge of the town. Aria stole a glimpse at Natalya and nervously scratched the back of her head.

    “Um… s-so, your weapon, um… are you… even allowed to have that?”

    Natalya quirked a brow and gripped the handle of her sword. “You do not know much about journeys, do you?” she asked.

    “I-I know the basics!”

    “I see… any weapon is allowed, as long as it has no blade, or isn’t a gun. This is what I wanted to work with, and it has served me well.”

    “Oh! Right, of course…” Aria laughed nervously. Natalya groaned quietly and brushed her hair back.

    “This is going to be a long journey…”
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  2. Auric

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    Great story so far. But, i would like to point out a mistake.
    In the story itself, the Oshawott's name is Natalya. Before the first chapter of the story, you wrote that the Oshawott's name was Natasha.
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  3. Junkrat

    Junkrat Demolitions Expert

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    That was intentional! In Russian, Natasha is a form of the name Natalya, before Natasha became its own legal name, it was used as a diminutive of Natalya. Also, as I said, the story is loosely based off my White play through, so things aren't ~exactly~ the same. But otherwise, thank you! @Torian680

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