Pocket Monsters. Or known and called as Pokèmon. That is the kind of creatures, old and young, that have changed our world. A new question arises instantly. For the better? Or for the worse? Based on the view of a person's heart and the feelings and memories that have wrapped around it, our answers change. Some of us prefer using pokèmon as tools, giving no credit, appreciation or care, even abandoning them in the face of danger and leaving them to starve. Pokèmon Trainers, in general, are a title given for those who care about them, and treat them as companion and friend... And if there is danger? Well, if a challenge arises, they face it. Together. Rather than being so cowardice, they fight. And fight again. As long as this bond of trust remains, they will fight until they prevail. That is the meaning and origin of what we call "Pokèmon Battles" As said by the Elite Four/Pokèmon League: "As soon as you turn around, there it is. Your constant companion in life's journey. Your Pokèmon is always there to help." This shows Lady Onyx's adventures with her starter, Piplup. I hope you enjoy it.~ -Korora A dawning of a new day. Or should I say night? That's right. Lady Onyx, named for her Raven-Black hair, swept in a graceful motion. Everyone turned to look at the dress her parents have chosen for her- A silky pink, as it matched well with her graceful legs, holding Piplup in her arms. It looked up in bewilderment at its trainer's face, her bangs, headband, and the most curious of all, her dark, misty eyes, simply stared at everyone, no emotion emanating from her. Her aura given was more or less of a corpse... And there stood her blond-haired childhood freind -Topaz, with his Chimchar. He stared at her with suspiciousness and awe, a rather unsightly look- seeing that they were engaged. He always remembered the good times- she was even rather sunny and girly, and would always stand up for him... but now, it was different. She may have gotten the best grades in the trainer school, but she was very unsociable, and her misty eyes shook them to the very core. for that reason, she was nicknamed "Mist". "I thought you would come to see me, Mist." He smiled but it had no reaction to her face. "As would I." replied Onyx. "You can spend the party without me, I don't mind." "Why would I leave you alone?" Topaz continued, "You're my fiancée." "You also call me by that drab name..." said Onyx. "If you don't want the students to make fun of you, stay well away from me." "It's for your own good, Topaz." "FOR MY OWN GOOD?!" he shouted in dismay. "I have always loved you for who you are, and now you throw yourself into solitude... "That's more frightening than darkness itself! You don't even let that Piplup in your heart! And a Trainer is supposed to care deeply about their own Pokèmon, and look at you! You're just a Heartless Machine! Onyx stepped back. "That...is how you think of me?" she continued saying: "From the depths of your own heart?" Chimchar pulled Topaz's hair and Glared at him. He looked toward Onyx and Piplup with a sad look and nodded. Topaz and Chimchar were as close as brothers, and could tell whether he was lying or not. Piplup jmped to the Ground, saying in a Pokèmon's Language: "My Trainer has had some dark events and mishaps, living in this environment. I supposed that her being a Lady, she would get all the happiness she needs. But now I see that is utterly wrong... I was a fool to count on that. It's how her eyes turned that Misty color." Chimchar was in bewilderment and replied with nothing other than: "I see." She returned to her room. Little did she know, Destiny and none other had made an appointment with her this very night. She pulled the curtain, revealing the chills of Snowpoint City. A tear ran through her face. Pictures flashes through her head, her childhood with Topaz, happy and sunny. they would hide in the woods near Lake Acuity and play hide-and-seek. Then- came the death of her parents. It was an utter shock to her. Her auntie was always kind, but her Uncle was a total stranger... Those dark events chipped her away to eventually live in the Abyss of her heart, mourning and grieving. Destiny had its plan- like it always does, and had its magical wind flip through her book to reveal itself as a map of Sinnoh, and how many trainers have traversed it in the years, seeing magical sights that can only be influenced by the experience of the travel itself. She then decided with her mind and her heart- and said it to her Piplup- " I'm going to run away from home and travel distant lands, Sinnoh at the very least. Her Piplup nodded- but wanted to atleast say goodbye. So, Onyx packed money, travel clothes, and food. She went to the ballroom and said: "Good-bye, Topaz, I hope we see each other again." She smiled, and a tear ran through her face. She ran to her auntie. Piplup said the same to Chimchar in its own language. She gave her letter. Her aunt looked in bewilderment while she hugged her. Onyx disappeared, saying not to open the letter till the end of the party. Slowly, yet carefully; she ran away from home.