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Ferrine Chronicles: Chapter 2: The Journey Begins!

by EeviumZ

EeviumZ
Welcome to the second chapter of Ferrine Chronicles!


I’m extremely sorry for the long hiatus. Life caught up to me and - well, you get the idea.

Last chapter, we saw Allie obtain her starter Pokemon, Eevee, in a rather unorthodox way. What adventures await our young hero?



~Later, Allie’s House~


In the living room of Allie’s house, Katlynn sat on a simple beige sofa. She had a remote in her hand, watching a news program on the television.

Accompanied by the sound of a door flying open and slamming into the wall, Allie’s excited voice shouted “I’M HOME!”

Allie had her new backpack on her shoulders, and her Eevee had now opted to sit on her head. The elated teen plopped onto the sofa, next to her mother.

Katlynn smiled, feeling the effects of Allie’s radiating excitement. She paused the television and turned to Allie. “Welcome back! You went to see Professor Aurora, I presume?”

Allie nodded. “Yep! She was super nice. She gave me this starter kit -” she gestured to her bag - “and told me everything I needed to start adventuring around Ferrine!”

Waiting to be acknowledged, Eevee purred brightly, leaping into Allie’s arms from atop her head. “Veeeeee!”

Katlynn’s gaze fell upon the Eevee. “An Eevee as your starter Pokemon? That’s rather.. unconventional. How did that happen?” Her interest was visible on her face. She was always interested in her daughter’s passions, and it looked like Pokemon training was about to become one.

“Well, I was going to pick a Starter Pokemon like normal - I was thinking Popplio, actually - but then this Eevee burst into the lab and made a huge mess. The professor and her assistant told me that this Eevee was wild and had come into the lab lots of times. She seemed to be really interested in me. I suppose I jumped to conclusions a bit, and immediately thought that Eevee wanted to come with me. But I wasn’t wrong - Eevee actually did want to be caught!” Allie said this all at once, with a massive grin on her face. She was obviously ecstatic, and she squealed loudly with excitement.

Katlynn couldn’t help but be proud of her daughter. Allie had always wanted to be a trainer, ever since she was born. “Have you named Eevee yet? I think that’s the best way to begin bonding with a Pokemon.”

Allie started to say something, then stopped. “I - kinda forgot. I was just so excited..”

Katlynn gave Allie a playful but stern look. “You forgot something else too.”
Allie tilted her head in confusion. “Huh? What’d I forget?”

“To close the door behind you.”

The pair shared a smile. Grudgingly but playfully, Allie dragged herself to the door and closed it.

She sat on the ground in front of the couch, placing Eevee in front of her.

Ideas swirled through her mind. She wanted to give Eevee a name, one that suited her. It had to be perfect, because this would be her nickname forever. Finally, she realized something.

I wonder if Eevee wants to help decide?

“Hey, Eevee. What do you say we give you a nickname?”

Eevee nodded. She tilted her head, waiting patiently for Allie to offer her ideas.

Allie began to think. “Cinnamon?”

Eevee shook her head.

“Vixen?”

Another head shake from Eevee.

“Blaze?”

Eevee gave her a judgemental look.

“Eve?”

Eevee’s ears perked up. She seemed to like the name. “Veeee!”

Allie smiled. “Alright, Eve it is!”

Katlynn tapped her daughter on the shoulder. “Allie, I know you’re excited, but I think you should watch this news interview. It seems interesting.”

Allie tilted her head, but turned towards the television.

“...today, on Ferrine News Daily, we have a very special guest. You’ve all been waiting for this interview, and here it is. Please welcome Paul Ylepis, one of the most renowned trainers in Ferrine!”

On the screen was a woman, looking to be in her mid-thirties. She had short brown hair and blue eyes, and wore a black fuzzy shirt and dark red coat. She had a radiant smile on her face: this was clearly her passion. A tag reading “Patty Newman, Reporter” adorned her coat.

The camera shot widened, to reveal an older man in his sixties. He had very little hair on his head, with only a small amount of pale red hair near his ears, as well as a thin and tiny moustache. He wore a thick blue sweater and red plaid-printed pants, with an incredibly long white lab coat that trailed behind him.

The man, presumably Paul Ylepis, spoke to the camera. “Greetings, Ferrine. I am pleased to be here.”

The reporter was smiling widely. “Mr. Ylepis, you have pursued the path of developing new technology for quite some time now. What is your motivation for such a difficult profession?”

“It’s quite complicated. I’d wanted to become a scientist for some time, before I was approached with a very tempting offer. I could chase my dream of gifting the region of Ferrine with new and exciting technology. Needless to say, I accepted the offer. I cannot go into extreme details, due to non-disclosure agreements - but I promise you that our advancements will blow this region away.”

Patty nodded. “I’m sure they will! Tell us, what do you hope to accomplish with your new technology?”

“That’s simple. I seek to improve lives everywhere. I aspire for my work to not only affect Ferrine, but the entire Pokemon world. Once our work is done -” he now had a somewhat strange smile on his face - “the world will be a completely different place: changed for the better.”

Patty looked ever so slightly unsettled, but regained her composure quickly. “Do you have anything to say to the trainers of the region?”

“No, nothing in particular. I simply want everyone to know that we are working hard to improve your lives. Look forward to seeing new advancements in the near future.” His strange smile remained, as he finished speaking.

Patty nodded. “And that concludes our interview! Thank you for coming today, Mr. Ylepis!”

At this, Allie’s mother switched the TV off. Both mother and daughter looked interested in the conversation that had happened on the news.

“Quite interesting, hmm?” Katlynn thought out loud.

With a thoughtful expression on her face, Allie nodded. “Yeah… I wonder what kind of technology they’re making?”

She had a strange feeling about that man, no doubt. Something seemed off about him. She dismissed her feelings, and stood up.

“Mom.. I have to go now. My journey is starting.”

Katlynn flinched. “So soon?”

Allie nodded, a faint expression of sadness on her face. “I’ll call you lots. And I’ll come by from time to time. I’ll be fine.”

The mother and daughter embraced each other, in a hug that only a mother and daughter could share. Finally, Katlynn released Allie, who smiled.

The pair walked towards the front door. Eve rested on Allie’s shoulder.

Allie opened the door and stepped outside, and began to walk away. Suddenly, she turned.

“I love you, Mom,” she said softly.

Katlynn nodded. “I love you too, Allie.”

Allie turned, and began to walk away.

Katlynn remained in the doorway for some time. A small tear rolled down her face, as she smiled.

How quickly times changed.

She began to have flashbacks: of a young Allie, playing on a playground joyfully. Of a slightly older Allie, assisting Katlynn in the kitchen. Of a teenage Allie, watching the sunset with her mother.

“Never give up, Allie. I know that this is what you want. Chase your dreams… never let them escape.” With a smile on her face, she wiped away her tears and entered back into the house, closing the door behind her.

And.. done!
The following characters appear in this chapter:

Allie Silverstone (by me)
@SwiftSwoobat Paul Ylepis, Patty Newmann, Katlynn Silverstone
@Slatzsly Professor Aurora (mentioned)

Until next time: EeviumZ out!
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  1. TheJustinMan
    TheJustinMan
    So I saw the part about naming the Eevee, and noticed one where it said Vixen. I actually have a Pokémon OC named Vixen! She is a Delphox!
    Oct 18, 2019
  2. EeviumZ
    EeviumZ
    @SwiftSwoobat Aww, thank you! :)
    I tried to fit Swirlix in during my first draft of this chapter, but I was having trouble finding a way to do it without it being awkward. This won't be her only appearance though, so both her and her Swirlix will appear in the future.
    I gave Paul a touch of insanity without giving too much away, just for the people who aren't in the discussion thread that don't want plot spoilers. I'm super excited to begin the Cyber action though.
    Jul 16, 2019
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  3. XanthousXatu
    XanthousXatu
    Another fabulous chapter! Personally, I think you did Paul better than me XD. I was inspired by you to create my first written work. Constructive Criticism: tbh, I wanted her Swirlix to appear in this. Though I think you managed to pull it off even without it! That's pretty much all I can criticize about this.
    Jul 16, 2019
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