Hello everyone! This is my first pokemon fanfiction, so I hope everyone enjoys! I do ask that you give me intelligent feedback! I would like to know what everyone thinks of this story! I will try my best to write a chapter every day, but I may not be able to post every day... but I will try! P.s. The picture is mine. :3 and is it too big? I can always resize it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Chapter 1 "It is a gorgeous morning in the Hoenn Region!" Trilled the woman weather reporter on the television set that sat in an awkward position on the kitchen counter. A boy named Jack sat at the breakfast table in the chair closest to the sliding glass door that led to the deck. He watched with little interest as he played with his food, poking at his eggs with his fork until one finally broke. "As for the rest of the week, it's clear skies and more beautiful weather to come!" Concluded the weather announcer as they switched over to another woman for the news reports. Jack's mom, a woman with short brown hair and deep green eyes, walks in and sees jack playing with his food. "You know, it's going to get cold if you wait to long to eat." She sighed, turning to the kitchen sink to finish washing the dishes. "Yeah, I know." He answered as he began to eat his breakfast obediently after staring at it for a short while. "So what were your plans for today?" His mom asked as she dried plates and stacked them neatly in the cabinets. "Nothing really, why?" Jack asked as he finished his last piece of toast and handed the plate and silverware to his mom for cleaning. "Professor Birch wanted you to help out with the initiation of new trainers today." She exclaimed, reaching over for his plate and dipping it into the sink filled with soapy water. Jack paused to process the information, then stood from his chair and pushed it in. "Huh. Ok, when does he need me?" Jack answered as he turned off the television. "Soon, about eight O'clock." His mom replied, finishing the last of the dishes and rushed to the vacuum cleaner in the living room. Suddenly, the doorbell rang and got both of their attentions. "Could you get that?" She asked as she continued on into the living room. Jack slinked his way around the table and to the front door, wondering who it could be this early in the morning. As he opened the door, a short girl with long black and red hair with brown eyes stood at the doorsteps. Jack's eyes widen a little in surprise at the realization of his friend, Angel. "Hey!" Angel said quietly, a smile growing on her face. "Professor Birch sent me to get you just in case you might have forgotten about the initiations today." "I was just leaving actually." Jack exclaimed as he, too, had a smile growing on his face. "Hey mom, I'm going to leave now." He shouted back in the door. "Ok! Be safe, honey!" She answered as he closed the door behind him. As Jack and Angel walked to the Pokemon Lab, Jack couldn't help but notice how tired Angel looked. The constant yawning is what probably gave it away. "You look tired, why didn't you sleep in today? It's unlike you." Jack asked as he shoved his hands into his pockets. "Oh, uh... I wanted to help Professor Birch out today, too!" She replied with a slight smile. Jack laughed slightly, looking over at her. "What?" She asked worriedly, as if she said something wrong. "That is unlike you, too." He exclaimed. A slight blush crosses her face as she tries to think of something to say. "Well, I thought helping the new trainers would be fun!" She said hurriedly, averting her gaze in the opposite direction. Jack just continued to laugh softly. They arrived at the Pokemon Lab exactly at eight O'clock, and the new trainers were just starting to wake. As they entered, Professor Birch was just rolling out the cart that held the three pokemon that the new trainers would choose from. "Oh, hello there Jack! Angel!" Birch greeted with the wave of a hand and a warm smile. "Hey Professor." Jack greeted as he approached the cart with the three pokeballs. "What is it we'll be helping you with today?" "Well, you see..." Birch began to explain, "the new trainers will be here between eight-thirty and nine O'clock today, I just need your help with the briefing since I'm a little more busy today than I usually am." Jack and Angel look at each other. "What exactly are you so busy with?" Angel questioned, a little surprised. "Oh, don't be too worried!" Birch exclaimed as he reached for a heavy box sitting outside his office door, "I am almost done upgrading some parts of the lab, so I only need to put together a few more things and I'm finished!" "Couldn't it wait until tomorrow?" Jack asked as he folded his arms. "I would have, but I realized some major components are down because of the few pieces that still need to be added, so I need to get those placed as soon as possible." Birch elaborated as he sat the heavy box down on a lab table near some other lab components. "I'm sure you two will be capable of taking care of the new trainers." Birch reassured them. Jack and Angel looked at each other again and smiled. "Sounds good! I always wanted to teach kids about pokemon!" Angel spoke as she clasped her hands together and shone a smile brighter than the sun. Jack smiled at her enthusiasm and nodded in agreement. The door flew open to the lab unexpectedly and everyone turned their heads in surprise to see Zach, a boy with dark greyish-blue hair and pale grey eyes, standing in the doorway with an angry, but horrified look on his face. "Did you guys see it?!" He asked everyone as he ran hurriedly inside. "See what?" Birch questioned, a bit confused, "and calm down, you don't need to shout!" Zach rushed over to a counter that held a remote and pressed a button, turning on the large, hanging television in the corner of the lab. There was the news, with the same news anchor woman from earlier, describing the terrible scene at Rustboro's Devon Corporation. Apparently, it was being overrun by members of a group called Team Magma. "That." He said morbidly.