The Eev of Conquest By: SyWry Summary: 15 years ago, the Warlords of the kingdoms of Aurora and Dragnor rose to power. Now, these two kingdoms dominate Ransei and they have been fighting each other for 10 years. Battles have escalated to Pokémon in the hundreds. A young odd Eevee, who just wants to be normal, will travel to far off lands, make friends and one day be a part of this raging war. (Complete) Chapter 1 The Odd One Out: (Updated on 3/31/2017 for general edits and paragraph fixes) Spoiler Long ago there existed the region of Ransei. A land of Pokémon and Warriors and the bonds between them. There is a legend known throughout the land that whoever can unite all 17 kingdoms will meet the legendary Pokémon who made Ransei. For centuries, the lands have been in constant conflict. Every Warrior yearns to meet the legendary Pokémon. Fifteen years ago, three warlords set out on the journey to fulfill the legend. Two in Aurora and one in Dragnor. A paw shot up in the air. "Mrs.? Why do we have to learn about this?" The adult Eevee in the front of the room smiled at the question and glanced at another young Eevee drooling on his desk in sleep. "Because it will be on the test," her words broke the little Eevee from his sleep. I watched from the middle of the classroom, as I always did, trying to keep out of sight of every Eevee. I could feel some of the other Eevee's glancing at me behind my back but it was better than my first day at school. I heard the whispers of the larger Eevee's in the back, the fifth years soon to graduate into the army. I knew that one of them, Blue, would be off to be a Flareon. She would try to get as many poundings in on me as she could before she left. "Now class listen up," the teacher drove my attention back up to the front, "we will continue this review tomorrow. The results for the latest E exam have been posted. Make sure you check them out. You are all dismissed." All of the Eevee's got out of their chairs and walked out of the classroom. I weaved my way into the middle of the crowd so as not to call attention from the bullies in the back. I moved into the hall, following the mass of Eevee's as they ran their way to the exam postings. I looked up at the board and went down the list to my name. "Flareon, Vaporeon, Espeon, Jolteon, Leafeon, Leafeon, Jolteon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Flareon, Umbreon..." My eyes scrolled over to my name, "Snow: N.A." My heart sank. I knew that it was going to be N.A. It had been the same for the past two years and this was no different. "Hey," a voice shouted over the group that I recognized all too well, "Looks like that little odd Eevee got N.A. again." Another voice spoke beside her. I didn't dare look up at them, "Will she ever amount to anything? I mean she can be an Eevee forever but then she won't go into the military." "Yeah," another piped up, "she'll have to stay here and be a freak working in the town." "Well that's nice," Blue said, "we will be waiting for you outside school," She said looking directly at me. I didn't dare look back. They eagerly trotted off. I looked down the hall towards the entrance. I knew If I went out the front I would be beaten again. Every eye was turned towards me. These beatings were becoming almost daily occurrences as the fall months rolled around. I was scared out of my mind and "it" happened again. Bright sparkles shimmered in a circle around me. "Awwwww, she's doing it again," one of the Eevee's said in disgust, "she is making that shining thing again." I ran out of the hall into the bathroom. I panted as I stepped in front of the mirror, "Why does every Eevee say such mean things? I can't help that I look different!" The image in the mirror was of a pale silver Eevee with sparkles still hanging in the air. It always looks like all of my color washed out of me when I was born and now there isnothing left but white. Tears started to streak down my cheeks. I hate white! I wish that I would wake up one day and be brown like everyone else! I wish I could just disappear. I waited for what seemed like days in the bathroom. Once I was sure everyone had left, slipped out and went to my secret exit in the back of the school. ***** The next day, I was walking toward school. The morning air was cool. I could still feel a soft dew hanging in the air. It always felt refreshing. I come an hour early to school to avoid the bullies but what if they catch on? My heart skittered in fear. Try not to think about it. I looked around at the wooden structures making up the Eevee village. It was quiet. Too early in the morning to do anything I suppose. The castle of Aurora hung in the distance. I hope one day I get to go there. I saw the school's front gate and started walking towards it. I froze instantly when I heard voices. "Why did you drag me out here so early in the morning?!" Bullies! I hid in a nearby ally. "Wow Espy, you're not usually this cranky when I wake you." I relaxed, It's not them. I started walking back towards the school. The two voices came around a corner into view. I was frozen solid at the sight. An Espeon and Glaceon! Glaceon! I couldn't move a muscle. I just stood in the middle of the path with my mind racing. "Yeah, that's in battle. This is the only time I can relax and actually get a good night's sleep," The Espeon countered grumpily. "We need to get up this early in order to avoid the crowd. You know this, Espy," Glaceon stated in a smooth voice. "Doesn't make me any less irritated," they chatted as they walked into the school. Glaceon is going to the school! My heart started to pound. Before they were out of sight behind the wall, Glaceon looked at me and stopped. She stared for a moment. Glaceon is looking at me! Glaceon looked at me! Then, "Eev?" Espeon asked. "It's nothing." Glaceon said as she walked past the gate and out of sight. My heart sank at that comment. Oh, I see. My head drooped. I'm nothing. I stood there for several minutes fighting back the tears. I have got to head to school. My legs didn't budge. I couldn't dare face Glaceon in the front. I turned around and headed behind the school. There I used my secret entrance to get in. Usually I only used it to avoid the bullies but this time it was different. ***** Later in the morning, class was in session. "Now listen up Eevee's," the teacher spoke in her sweet voice, "The first Eevee to ever come about was with the masters since they were children. They recruited seven other Eevee's throughout their childhood and today they make up the special Eevee task force with Glaceon as their leader. Can anyone tell me which of the 7 Eevee's did the Masters meet first?" Glaceon. I thought. "Anyone," a brown paw went up. "Uhm, Glaceon?" "Yes, very good. The first ever Eevee that the masters had became our one and only Glaceon. With the leadership of Glaceon, the Eevee Special Forces, or ESF, has become the strongest force in the military. They are able to take on many Legendary Pokémon with ease. Along with the EFS, there is the Flareon division, the Vaporeon division, the Jolteon division, the Leafeon division and the Espeon division." She pointed to each of the bubbles on the board with the names of the divisions in them. "The Umbreons don't have an official division because they usually work alone. However, there are enough of them to make up a division. Then we have the standard division where all the non-Eevee Pokémon and warriors are organized. Oh, and don't forget that Glaceon is the leader of the entire military. All orders come from Glaceon or directly from the Masters." After I had scribbled everything down in my notes, I stared at the bubble at the top of the board, "Glaceon." I overheard some whispers, "I wish I could be a Glaceon. Then I could boss everyone around." I wish I could be a Glaceon, I thought in response, then no one would pick on me for being different. "The ESF and the military have been in constant conflict since our Masters became the Warlords of Aurora. Can any Eevee tell me the current front lines and who we are fighting against?" Illusio, Terrera and Nobunaga, I thought. A brown paw went into the air. "Someone else this time?" No other Eevee responded. She sighed, "Fine, what is it?" She gestured to the Eevee with his paw raised. "Illusio and Terrera are the front lines. We have taken all the rest of the kingdoms west of them. And we are fighting against all the eastern kingdoms controlled by Nobunaga." I heard a whisper from behind me. "Know it all Espeon's." I don't think they're know it all's. I think they just know things. "Well, partially correct," a voice came from out of the room, "the front lines around Terrera have recently extended into Cragspur." Glaceon walked into the room. All eyes snapped to Glaceon with various expressions of amazement. I starred at Glaceon, soaking in the beauty. Glaceon's coat looked like an iceberg, encased in blue. Blue trapezoid ears stood up from the back of the head. Two rope-like appendages hung down from the iceberg on the forehead. "Hello, every Eevee." Glaceon's silk voice flowed over the dazzled crowd. "I am here to tell you that tomorrow there will be another E test and anything else that is scheduled will be pushed back a day." I heard a few whispers, "Another E test?" "Isn't once a year enough?" I was so focused on the whispers I didn't notice Glaceon eyeing me for a second. "I wish you luck in the coming test," Glaceon snuck another glance at me before leaving the room. "With that, I think it's a good time for recess." ***** The Eevee's all went off to play in the field. I went off to my secret exit and hid in the tunnel. I kept an ear out. I've always had rather acute hearing. I could hear the playing and laughter of the Eevee's but I tensed as I heard the voices of the bullies. "Hey you!" Blue's voice was unmistakable. "What do you want from me?" Another Eevee spoke but I didn't recognize his voice. "Well, you haven't paid your dues yet, so why don't you just hand them over." I heard clinking as the Eevee handed them her gold. "You trying to short us here?" Blue threatened. I could hear the thumps as they beat on him. I curled up, trying not to cry. "That's all of it. Let's get out of here," Blue walked off. I wanted to see if the Eevee was okay. I was terrified of being caught by the bullies but I couldn't just leave him there. I poked my head out of the hole and looked around. The bullies were walking off and no one else was around. I looked to the side and saw the beaten Eevee. Just looking at him I could feel the pain coursing through my body. I walked up to him and asked, "Are you okay?" I reached a paw to help and he smacked it away. "Get away from me you freak." I tensed and turned my back to him. He got up and limped back towards the rest of the Eevee's. Fighting back tears I went back to my hole. ***** The next day, we gathered around a large pond in a nearby forest. This was our forth E test of the day and this was the only one I was mildly looking forward to. I didn't need to see the results to know I failed at the other three I had taken. Catching your tail on fire and running around like a maniac didn't seem like a Flareon to me. Getting electrocuted also didn't fit, and communing with nature was nice but obviously not for me. I'm not sure why I like this test above all the rest, especially the nature test. It is something to do with water. I don't know why but for some strange reason, even though I don't like water and can't swim to save my life, there is something about it that sooths me. Maybe I am meant to be a Vaporeon, but I fail this test every year too. Maybe I am just a failure. My head drooped. "Alright Eevee's, gather around," our instructor was a Vaporeon. He has been the exam proctor for a long time and always seemed a little lax for the job. "Come on every Eevee, it is time to begin the test." I made sure to hide myself in the crowd. Especially since Glaceon was sitting nearby. I snuck a glance. Glaceon wasn't at the other E tests. Why at this one? And why be here if all Glaceon is doing is reading those papers and not paying attention at all? "Now every Eevee look here," my focus was directed towards the instructor. "Your goal is simple, get to the other side of the pond. Rules: you cannot walk around, you have to be in at least head deep water and, no, you can't use anything but your body to get across." A giggle spirted from the crowd at that. "Alright, everyone to the edge of the pond." We all stood at the edge of the water. "Ready? On your marks, get set..." I held my breath and closed my eyes "...GO!" I ran as fast as I could into the water. I don't know why I run, and not dive, like other Eevee's but it just feels natural. For less than a second I felt like I was floating. I hopped, once, twice, then plummeted into the water. I opened my eyes and began to panic. I tried to swim like my teacher taught me but the water around me refused to move. I kept falling deeper and deeper and it felt like the very water was carrying me down. Then a pair of paws grabbed me and I was dragged to the surface. I came out of the water sputtering and hacking as Vaporeon tossed me onto the ground like a flopping Magikarp. "Honestly, every time. I would let you skip if I could. Sure would save me a lot of trouble." He walked off to observe the rest of the Eevee's. I looked over to see Glaceon staring right at me. Then Espeon whispered something in Glaceon's ear. My mind was racing. What was she saying? "Look at that loser over there. She couldn't even make it past the first few steps. She's so weak, she is such a dult, such a failure. She is such a disgrace to you Glaceon." Tears started to well in my eyes as my mind conjured the worst. I got up and ran into the forest as fast as I could, ignoring the shouting from behind me.