Re-re-posting this xP ~Without Love – Prologue: The sound of labored gasps and running echoed through an otherwise silent night. The cold light of the moon touched the tops of a seemingly endless sea of trees. “Get back here!” She ran on, fighting tears that refused to cease their siege upon her young eyes. Tears were nothing new to her; she should be used to them by now. How long did she dare think her happy life would last? “Hey, cheer up. You can travel with me!” Nothing ever seemed to turn out right for her. Some foul force in the universe refused to let her be content for more than a little while. “Don’t you run away from me, girl!” She still ran. Why? She did not know, but running was all that she had done for a while now, and it seemed that it wouldn’t stop soon. “You will learn your place, brat!” Still fighting. “Oh you’ll love being a Pokémon trainer, come on, I’ll help you.” It could have turned out so right. “Hey, I want you to know that I’m your friend - there's nothing I wouldn't do for you." So why didn’t it? “Just run! Go!” “Shut up, you!" *BANG* "Get her!” Finally she cried out; she had tripped and came crashing to the ground. She sniffled once, checking to see that she was all right. She was, though her ankle hurt slightly, but then again so did the rest of her body, running for so long. The girl looked over her shoulder and saw that she had tripped over a root. Immediately, she glanced the way that she had come, and then sighed in relief to find that no one was there. Not that she expected for there to be, she lost them a while ago, but it made her feel better now that she had checked anyway Even though no one was around she dragged herself into the bushes, resting against a tree to catch her breath. Elvia floated down and cuddled her, her eyes full of concern. She held Elvia close to her as she huddled against the tree. “For something you desire, a price must be paid.” “Make it go away, Elvia,” she sobbed. “Make it go away like you always do…” The young girl was instantly surrounded by a protective sphere, protecting her from nothing physical, only her fears.