Rather short, i hope, fanfic based off my character Tabby, and his quest to get his Blue Bird. (woops, forgot to spell check!) “Recently, there have been reports of large blue birds in Sinnoh. This can only mean one thing you lucky trainers! It’s Articuno season!” Tabby turned off the radio as he put on his signature blue coat and hat. He took his team of 5, Mike the Manektrik, Fiona, the Dragonair, Jaina, the Lucario, Shadow, his Shiny Umbreon and his sister, Tina, also shiny, but a Glaceon. Once upon a time he had an Altaria, but she wanted to return to her flock, and he let her. “Come out Jaina.” The blue dog materialized in a red beam, and jumped on the couch and barked. “No, we’re off to the mountain north of here,” The dog suddenly realized the time of the year. “Articuno? Must be, but why? The last 5 years we have gone to the same spot for a full month, and they never showed up.” Jaina spoke some truth, but Tabby’s grandfather, Norman, had once been saved by an equally as old Articuno in the spot they were about to head to. Norm had told Tabby that the ancient bird was nesting there, which inspired Tabby to one day thank the birds. “Well, have faith. Help me pack; it’s going to be the coldest year yet.” An hour later, the two both had a large pack, and headed next door, to Emily’s house. She was tall for a woman, about 5’11, just shorter then Tabby at 6’2. “Hey, Emily! It’s time to go!” Tabby shouted, and soon, the door opened. There stood the only person sane enough to go with Tabby into the old nesting grounds of the elegant but deadly birds. “Well, let’s get going then.” She took the pack from Jaina, who was then recalled. And that was that, her red coat standing out against his blue as they left the snowy city, which once was destroyed by Tabby’s orders against the powerful might of the Johto army. But that was another life, when Tabby had been a Colonel. Within the hour, the duo was far from the city, and deep in the forest, following a trail they made. Above, the snow began to fall. High above the city, even above the mountains surrounding the city, a flock of 12 birds flew to an old nesting ground, headed by the oldest Articuno. It was headed to the place of his birth, and where his offspring were nested and born, a place nearly 30 years ago he saved an old traveler. The large bird remembered his face dearly, being the only human to ever see the bird up close. “Cuno! Arti! Come children, we are nearly there!” Its crying never to be heard by human ears. Having been driven by hunters out of Kanto, Johto, and Hoen being too far south, Sinnoh was perfect. Now, the old birds mind knew that something was coming, but what, he could not fathom. “Fizzy, create a fire for us!” A red lizard, a Charmander, appeared and started a rather large campfire for the two trainers. The snow had subsided, and Tabby had his party training with each other, Jaina sitting near the fire. “So, if we do happen to meet your white whale, what will you do?” Tabby had been thinking of this himself. But more importantly, what if others, perhaps even hunters, found the birds? Surly they would never return? “Jaina will communicate with them. Hah! Maybe there will be a big strong one to face. I just…” He paused, going back into though. She knew her friend for years, since she moved to New Snowpoint. The young man, youngest to reach the rank of Colonel ever, being only 20 when that happened, was both the hero of Sinnoh, and the destroyer of Snowpoint. Many claimed it was General Candice’s orders that destroyed the city, but Tabby stood up to the public, and took the fall. He ordered the Hammerdown, and with it, ended the Johto-Sinnoh War before the Kanto republic could step in. Emily knew that the young man, now 26, would never forget the destruction he caused. When she moved into New Snowpoint, she was instantly fascinated with him, though he never noticed her. Emily lived in Hearthome during the war, and watched the bombers fly overhead. She had been in the gym, the last outpost of hope in a city occupied by Johto. She was a gym trainer. Her parents divorced when she was 19, and she repressed her memories from before that. Now, she was a secretary for Candice’s replacement, the former High General having disappeared in the outcome of Tabby’s departure from the military. “I just want to see one up close. If it doesn’t flee, I will engage it in battle, and if it so wish’s, capture it.” Tabby got up, recalled all but Tina, and went into the tent Jaina had put up. “Wake me in two hours for my shift Tina.” Emily climbed in with Tabby, and wrapped her arms around him, and fell asleep.