Pokeumans, Little Heroes
it was my birthday, my parents had just gotten me my own Riolu Plushie, it seemed like one of the best days of my life. But, at the road leading to our house, there was a jerk of a driver behind us. He tried to pass us, but as it was raining heavly, his car slipped and crashed into ours.
"Leon, Wake up!"
"Huh?" Leon woke up, finding him in a bunk bed. "...oh, it was a dream..." he said, sighing sadly. "Oh, Yukio, did you wake me?"
"Yes, I did," Yukio said. "You were panicking. Having that dream again?"
"Yeah... remembering how I became an orphan... all I've got is Aura here." Leon said, refering to his rather well kept Riolu Plushie, "isn't it the same with you and your Floatzel Plushie?"
Yukio looked to the plushie he had kept well. "Yeah! It has been two years now since I live here," Yukio said, sobbing. "I know that it isn't easy, but we have to get through it."
Another kid, a girl hold a Ninetales Plushie, came in. "Oh morning guys, The others will be here to chat soon," the girl said while she sat down at one of the chairs.
"Morning, Lily. Slept well?" Yukio asked.
"Yeah, I dreamt about being a Vulpix, It was great!" Lily said.
"Well, that's funny. I dreamt of being a Buizel. I've never had felt so free." Yukio answered.
"Well... before my nightmare, I did dream about being a Cute little Riolu being spoiled rottened by a Kangaskhan."
The door opened again, and a boy holding Manectric plushie came in. "Morning guys."
"Ow, morning Sam. How was your night?" Lily asked.
"I got to be an electrike in my dream! It was so much fun." Sam said, "Oh yeah!" Sam opened the door for a girl holding a Buneary Plushie.
"Morning Keara," said the other kids in choir.
"Morning Guys, I slept well, Dreamt about being a Buneary!" Keara said with a smile.
Sam kept the door open, for a boy with an Alakazam Plushie. "Morning everybody," the boy said, still yawning.
"Morning Tommy... Hey... did you dream about being an Abra?" Leon asked, curious.
Tommy gasped, "Yeah! How do you know that?"
"All of us seemed to have dreams about being Pokémon." Leon said.
"A little more than a Dream for me... look at this." Keara removed the mitten part of her pajamas, revealing, to the shock of the others, a Buneary paw.
"So... I'm not the only one, then," Lily reacted, also removing a mitten from her left hand, revealing to be a Vulpix paw.
"Whoa! you guys too?" Tommy said, taking his socks off to reveal a pair of electrike back paws.
"Wow, is everyone having this then?" Yukio answered, showing his left hand to reveal that it had become a Buizel's paw.
"It seems like it." Sam said, showing his new Abra Feet.
Leon felt something pushing against his bed. Getting up revealing that, sticking out of a fresh hole in his PJ's, was a Riolu tail.
"So are we all... turning into Pokémon?" Yukio asked.
"it seems so," Sam responded.
"I don't know either to be scared or excited," Tommy said.
"But how is this possible? We all know that Pokémon isn't real," Lily said.
"Apparently, they are now," Keara responded.
"Guys, lets hide these changes and head to our secret spot and figure out what's going on," Leon sugested.
"Good idea," all the others said as they tried their best to hide their changes. As soon as it was done, they opened the door and exited the room.
The six kids made their way downstairs towards the back door.
"Hey kids! Where are you going in your Pajamas?" asked a caretaker.
"Uhm... Nowhere, miss Hara," Yukio said.
"...Going to your secret spot?" she asked.
"How ... how do you know of our secret spot?" Lily asked shocked.
"I'm in charge of caring for the kids in the orphanage, I gotta know these things."
Then to the kid's dismay, Yukio's mitten slipped off, revealing his buizel paw. "Yipe..."
Hara, the caretaker, saw Yukio's Buizel paw. Then, her eyes became blank and emotionless.
"um... Miss Hara? You... okay?" Leon asked.
"You're one of them. YOU'RE ONE OF THEM!" Hara said, as she picked up a spray can and sprayed Yukio, and all the rest.
The kids soon blacked out one by one.
"huh? Where..." Leon woke up in a Van, he was tied up tightly, and so were his friends. "What the? Guys Wake up!"
"Hmm... uhh, my head," Yukio said as he slowly woke up. "Hey! why am I tied up?"
One by one the others woke up.
"What's going on?!" Lily asked
"I think we've been kidnapped!" Sam said in fear.
"First the changes ... and now this?" Keara said.
"We could really use a miracle now..." Tommy said.
At that mark, the Van started to jerk and swerv around. After that, it was like the Van was laying on his side.
"What the- OW!" Lily hit her head against the wall. The kids could hear a big knock as the bak door of the Van knocked open. Suddenly, a scizor flew inside the Van.
"Storm! Jacob! Come help me," the Scizor said as he was joined by a Braviary and a Tauros.
The Scizor ran to the kids. "Are you kids alright?"
The Kids were awestrucked by the three REAL Pokémon just walking inside. And they talked
"...poor kids are amazed by us, Steven, slice them from the ropes," the Braviary said.
The Scizor, who happens to be called Steven, kneeled in front of the kids. "Don't worry, kids. We will get you out of here. Trust me."
"Thank you..." Leon said.
"Now, hold up those ropes and hold still. X-Scissor!" the Scizor screamed a few times as he cut all the ropes. He picked up Leon and Yukio.
"Storm! Take the girls. And Jacob, take the other two boys!" he commanded.
"Yes, sir!" they both said. The Braviary helped Lily and Keara onto his back and stepped out of the Van before taking flight. The tauros helped Sam and Tommy to get on his back and left the Van.
"Hold on tight, boys," Steven said when he took flight. Once outside, the kids saw a Ursaring and a Typhlosion. They had tied up some guys.
"Gage! Baloo! Time to go!" The Scizor commanded.
The two obeyed and followed.
The kids were amazed. First they dreamt of being Pokémon, Then they each begin to turn into Pokémon, then they're kidnapped by bad man, and rescued by REAL POKéMON.
"Are you kids comfortable?" Steven asked to Leon and Yukio.
"Yes... but I have a question?" Leon said.
"Yes, what is it?" Steven answered.
"Actually several questions, Who are you? How are you Pokémon, Talking for that matter? Who were those people that kidnapped us? And are me and my friends going to be Pokémon for real?"
"Wow, wow. Calm down, my friend. First of, my name is Steven Smith. And I'm the leader of this rescue operation. We're members of the Pokéuman Rescue Troop and it's our duty to save kids like you who're starting their transformations from those Pokéxtinction goons."
"..." Leon and Yukio are dumbfounded. "Pokéuman? Pokéxtinction? Transformation?"
"I know that it sounds a little confusing, but it will be all explained once we're back at the base," Steven said.
"Hey Steven," the Braviary said as flew closer to Steven, "Where did we leave it again?"
"Right there, Storm," he answered as he landed on the ground. Soon enough, they were joined by Kuma, Gage and Jacob.
"Um... Why did we stop?" Leon asked.
"Because we have a more comfortable way to the base for the rest of the ride," Storm answered.
"Oh, what is it? And where is it?" Yukio asked.
Cage stood up on his back paws and grinned, "Just wait and look, my boy," He said as he pressed a button on a little remote with a key attached to it. In an instant, there appeared a Van right before them. "So what do you kids think?"
"A Van... Are you kidnappers too?" Lily asked.
"Kidnappers? Us? Would we have risk our lives to save you guys if we were..."
"Calm down, Gage, hold your temper. They're just kids and they have been through a lot today."
'Y-Yes, Sorry Steven."
"You don't have to be sorry to me but to her."
"Yeah, sorry, uhm..."
"Anyway. This isn't like the Van those bad people had," Jacob said, opening the door. Inside the Van, there were a set of Bean Bags for the kids to sit and sleep on, some food dispensers, and a few toys for them to play with.
"Wow! this IS a lot nicer!" Lily said happily.
"And before we go, we have something for you guys," Jacob the Tauros said.
The kids look at the Pokémon curiously. "What is it?" asked Yukio.
The Ursaring named Kuma stepped forth, "When we arrived at the orphanage, we saved these for you," he said, revealing some plushies.
Leon gasped. "Aura!" Leon was happy as Steven handed him his beloved Riolu plushie. "Soon Me and Aura will be brothers!"
Lily almost bursted out in tears, "My ... My Ninetales plushie. How ... How can I ever thank you guys?"
"No need." Kuma said, Handing Lily her plushie, then Giving Yukio his Floatzel plushie.
"Oh thank you so much!" Yukio said, so happy to have his treasure back.
"I ... I don't know how I could go without him!" Tommy said as Storm handed him his Manectric plushie.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you!" Keara said, Gage handing her the Buneary plushie.
"My ... my Alakazam! Thank you so much!" Sam said amazed.
"We would be sure that you guys still have something of yourself, before your new lives start," Jacob said.
The kids were so happy.
"Okay kids, get inside the Van, but be sure that nobody notices you. Gage, it is your Van so you drive," steven said, "Storm and Kuma, You stay with the kids and protect them."
Storm and Kuma nodded, "Yes, commander Smith."
"I'm only commander in my own base, so don't call me like that here. Now, let's put on our rings."
All the Pokémon nodded and took out a shiny ring and put them on. In an instant, the Pokémon had changed into humans. The kids were awestruck by what they just saw. "Storm, Kuma, in the Van with the kids."
"Okay." The two got the kids into the Van and got in themselves, closing the door.
Gage got behind the wheel and started the ignition of the Van. "Alright! Let's get going!" He said. Gage pressed the gas as the Van increased his speed from 0 to 100 MPH in 10 seconds.
"your Van's fast." Jacob said.
"Only the best for the best!" Gage answered.
In the back of the Van, the kids were on the bean bags, cuddling with their Plushies.
"If you guys want some sleep, you can get some. It's a 2 hour drive before we get at the base," Kuma said.
"Thanks Kuma," Keara said.
"No problem, and by the way! You can call me Baloo."
As they were exhausted from everything that happened today, the kids did what Kuma told them and got some sleep. After a two hour drive, They were woken up gently by Storm."
"Time to wake up, kids. We're almost at the base.
"Come look outside," Kuma said.
The Van was driving through a forest. The kids were amazed of the beautiful forest the Van was driving trough. Then, the Van drove inside a cave and made it dark for a few seconds, before some light's went on.
"Ok, everyone! Hold on, we're going down." said Gage via the intercom.
The Kids held on the beanbags as the Van shook a little.
"Wha... What's happening?" Yukio asked.
"the base is underground, the road's a little bumpy." Baloo explained.
The Van drove until it hit a dead end, then some doors closed behind the Van. Then, the Van was going down as it was in an elevator. Once that the elevator stopped moving, the Van left the Elevator and parked not far away from the elevator. "Alright kids, welcome to our Base," said Storm as he opened the back doors of the Van.
The kids looked around at the parking lot.
"Amazing, isn't it? Now, time to get our rings off," Gage said as he and the others removed their rings as they changed back into Pokémon.
"So what are those rings?" Leon asked.
Steven smiled, "I already thought someone should ask. These rings are called Humanizing rings. We can use these to change back temporarely in our human forms. Now, Kuma. Will you lead the kids to the headmaster? I'm going to the PRT headquarters to report our mission state."
"Got it, let's get the kids to boss Nathan!" Baloo said.
THe Pokémon escort the kids out of the parking lot and into the main part of the base. They were amazed to see what they were seeing, Pokémon, humans like them with Pokémon parts, even a few human headed Pokémon.
"um... this is maybe weird to ask, but I have a question." Leon said.
"What's it?" Baloo said.
"Is it promisable that we will become Pokémon?"
"Yes, it is. Even though, it will take one week to complete."
"So those others are still in the process?"
"yes, they are. Now, we're at the boss's office." baloo approached the door.
A Sneasel as guarding the door, also caring for a human headed Sneasel boy, "State your business, please?"
"Hello, Shadow. I brought the new kids we rescued that need to see the headmaster," Baloo said.
"Understood." The Sneasel opened the door.
"By the way, how is it going with our little friend here?" Baloo asked.
"Oh, he's one day away." the Sneasel answered.
"Alright kids, proceed. We will wait outside.
The kids nervously proceed inside, where they find an Emboar was hugging a Pignite.
"Oh, papa, New ones are here." the Pignite said.
"Okay, will you wait outside then?" the Emboar said.
The Pignite nodded and stepped outside.
"Um... hello sir." Sam said.
"Oh, no need to be formal. My name is Nathan, and I'm the headmaster of this base. Please kids, have a seat," he said as he pointed to a bench and chairs at the other side of his office.
The kids sat themselves down.
"Do you guys want something to drink?" the Emboar offered.
Leon was able to speak for the group. "Soda?"
"Sure, one moment please," the Emboar answered as he opened his fridge, taking six soda's for the kids. Then, he took his seat and sat down after his desktop.
"Okay now, I guess you guys must have a lot of questions about what's happening to you guys. Am I right?"
The kids all nodded.
"Okay then, there is one story that would answer most of you guys questions. It's a quite long story, so please, don't interupt."
The children nodded in agreement.
"Ahum ... Long ago, before the age of the humans but just after the dinosaurs went extinct, Pokémon walked the Earth. Unlike the game versions, they were the most intelligent species on the planet, even more than humans are today. They could adapt to any environment and smart enough to build advanced technologies using ordinary materials. These times were peaceful, and happy. Much later, the first humans evolved. The Pokémon were cautious around them, but realized that they were less intelligent than they were. The Pokémon had created a rock that could change them into humans. Under their human guises, most of them helped the humans gain knowledge and become more advanced. Some even started families with the humans. This went on for many years. Then humans became smarter and few millennia later and discovered the great powers of Pokémon and began to abuse them, holding them against their will and forcing them to use their abilities for the human's own selfish needs. One day, they rebelled. It was an all out war and many were injured and hurt. The Pokémon couldn't take it anymore, so they decided to leave. They destroyed any and all evidence of their existence, including their bones and fossils which thousands of Diglett and Dugtrio dug out. Then they amplified Uxie's powers and wiped the memories of all the humans of the world so that they would never remember them. Arceus, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina and Celebi opened a giant portal to another dimension, and all Pokémon crossed to the other side. They did however leave a Mew behind to watch the humans to make sure they were truly forgotten. The Mew wanders the Earth to this day under many different guises."
The Emboar took a short break and a deep breath before continuing.
"Nothing happened until an event that happened about a century ago. A man under the name Mr. X had accidentally discovered the hair of the Mew while on a jungle excursion. Mr. X is an expert on cloning, memory and genetic experiments. He was working on a machine that would turn the smallest particle of DNA into the respective creature it came from. Unfortunately, the machine was only a prototype, and it caused a nuclear reaction. The genetic shockwave circled the world and that's when the Pokéumans began to appear. All but Mr. X and another worker were instantly vaporized, but when the smoke cleared, Mr. X had turned into a Mewtwo. With his transformation, the memories of the age of the Pokémon had awoken in his mind. He was angry at the Pokémon's decision to rebel and sought to destroy them. He began to notice that children were turning into these set creatures. You see, when the Pokémon used their technology to turn themselves human, a gene was passed down to their children. The genetic shockwave altered the gene, and now was turning their hosts into their Pokémon ancestors. He wanted to get rid of them. So, he created millions of artificial people to take these Pokéumans and take them to be genetically fixed. The cloned humans started taking ordinary jobs, to see who was a Pokémon. He also invented a memory alternator, to cover up his actions. This became the Pokéxtinction organization; the men who tried to kidnap you are a part of them. Fortunately, the Mew saw what had happened and was determined to revive the Pokémon population. He helped rescue the kidnapped children. Unfortunately he was unable to reverse the effects of the memory alternator, so he decided to start the Pokéumans organization. The organization takes in Pokéumans and trains them to fight the Pokéxtinction organization."
"Many years passed, and a secret war is still being fought today. Mr. X prevents the world from discovering Pokémon. He uses the memory alternators to brainwash ordinary citizens to take Pokéumans to him. The organization creates clones of the Pokéumans before they transform and fill them with memories and the personalities of the Pokéuman they are kidnapping to take his or her place and erase the memory of any bystanders who see. On the good side, Mew took on a human identity. You may know him as Satoshe Tajari, the creator of the Pokémon games. The reason why he created the game is to make the world aware about the existence of Pokémon. And that's where our story ends. Take your time to let it deposit a little."
"I have question." Lily said, "The ones that had tied us up and held us in that uncomfy Van... were they... the bad guys?"
Nathan nodded, "Yes. Those were Pokéxtinctionists. You guys were very lucky that Steven passed by your caretaker passed by when she sprayed you guys. He's from another base, you know. And as soon as he saw what happened, he contacted the closest base he could get. Which happens to be our base. After we heard what he said, he kept tracking down the Van until the others arrived. And the rest you know."
"So, what about this base, is it just to shelter people like us?" Tommy asked.
"Well, actually much more than that. In this base we have a school, because we're still human in mind so we still need to teach things. Each base also has a training and battle program. Since that we're Pokémon, we need to train our moves so that we could defend ourself if Pokéxtinction attack."
"So... we'll be at a school here?"
"Not quite, most our Pokémon are teens, we merely shelter children till they become full Pokemon, at which point we send them to the Rockies Base in Colorado."
"But why will we moved to that base? We only just got here?" Yukio asked.
"Easy, this base isn't meant for young children, the Rockies base is special made for your age group and is better hidden from Pokéxtinction. Pokéxtinction haven't found that base yet. And you're not leaving untill you're all completely transformed into Pokémon."
"how long will that be?" Keara asked.
"The transformation takes normally one week to complete. But you will leave for the Rockies Base in ten days. We always keep children here for that long so that they can get used to their new bodies once their transformation is complete."
"So we have some time." Tommy said.
"Sure. Since the classes here are meant for teens, you will not have classes here during that time, except if some of you prefer to have one or two of them out of curiousity."
The Kids shook their heads.
"I allow you kids to spend your time here to use the arcade, the pool or you guys can even go to the battlefield and watch other Pokéumans battling, as long as you don't interfere. I shall inform Kuma to bring you guys to your rooms. You will have rooms G1 and G2 during the time you're here. And be sure to be back at your rooms after curfew."
The children nodded.
"Then have a good time at the base."
The children were escorted through the hallways, arriving at two doors, one saying G1 and the other saying G2.
"Okay, the boys will be staying in G1 and the girls get G2," Storm said.
The kids nodded as they decided to all go in G1 to have a talk first with each other about everything they've been through this day.
"Wow, who've thought. in about a week, we'll all be Pokémon!" Leon said.
"Yeah! But, I'm a little nervous about that. We still have to learn so much about this. And then that moving to that other base in ten days," Yukio said.
Lily padded Yukio on the back. "I'm sure the other Pokémon will be happy to help us out." She said.
Keara nodded. "I also think we'll be fine. Nathan looks like to be a good guy. I just hope that the headmaster of that other base is also nice."
"I honestly can't wait to be an electrike!" Tommy admitted.
"We'll see how it will pack out," Sam said.
Suddenly, someone knocked on the door.
"Um... come in?" Leon said.
The door opened as a Scizor came in. "I see that you guys are doing well."
"Oh, Steven, right?" Lily tried to recall.
The Scizor nodded, "How are you guys doing? Not to shocked I hope?"
"I wish there was a way to speed up my transformation." Tommy said.
"We're doing okay so far." Leon said.
"I'm glad to hear that. I wanted to see you guys one more time before I leave," Steven answered.
"Leave?" Keara asked.
Steven nodded. "I'm from another base far away from here. I passed by your orphanage in my human form and saw what was happening. And as PRT commander of the ECB I couldn't resist it to do something, so I called this bases PRT for back-up and leaded the mission."
"Well, thanks for saving us, Steve." Sam said.
Steven grinned, "No need to thank me. I only did my job. Maybe, we will meet again one day."
The kids looked at Steven with looks of gratitude.
"Before I go, I give each one of you this." he said as he took out six medals. "I've noticed that you guys are very close to each other. So these medals will remember you that if you're ever alone, that you never will be truly alone."
The kids liked the look of the medals, as steven placed one around each of their necks, giving them a hug as well.
"Well guys, time for me to go. Even if you get trough hard times, always remember to go on. You're maybe becoming small Pokémon, but even the smallest creature can become great."
The Kids smiled as Steven departed, not knowing if they ever will see him again.
"What a great Pokémon he is, right guys?" Leon said, recieving nods of agreement.
Then there were yawns around. "It's been a long day, we all could use some sleep," Lily said. Everyone nodded in agreement. The girls left their room to their own, leaving the boys behind in their room. Everyone got in their beds early and fell fast sleep.
Back in Nathan's room, nathan had called in Storm's team.
"Are you sure there's something special about those six kids?" Storm asked Nathan.
The Emboar nodded, "Yes, I believe that they're prodigies. They're intended for great things."
"Interesting," Jacob said, but what does this have to do with us?"
"I want you guys to move with them to Rockies Base and be sure to do everything in your power to keep them safe. And if the kids ever wonder why you guys move to their base, just say that they need PRT members there," Nathan commanded.
"That's actually true sir, the original team went missing, save for two member, so they need a new team to fill in," Baloo mentioned.
"Well, that's a reason more that you guys move there. Also, keep an eye on them during the time that they're still here. You know that some Pokéumans here like to bully smaller Pokéumans," Nathan said.
"Understood sir," they all said.
Nathan nodded, "Now, dismiss."
Thus began a new story for these Pokeumans.