“Mei! Mei! Where are you?” Touko screamed.
She saw the flames licking at every house on the tiny island, consuming everything it could and showing no mercy on the people of the village. People rushed around everywhere, racing to get to the docks. The six-year-old girl looked around everywhere for her little sister.
“Mei!” She screamed again into the night sky.
This wasn’t supposed to happen. It was a mistake. How could she have known this would happen?
Then again, it was all her fault.
The roar of the angry Hydreigon filled the night air and snapped the girl out of her thoughts. She reached into the bag that was strapped around her, pulling out her four Pokémon.
“Mila and Ghost, make sure that everyone is out of the village and at the docks. Samuel, Denya, you two come with me. We have to find Mei!” She said.
The Zoura, Mila, and the Duskull, Ghost, both ran off to make sure everyone was safe. Denya, an Oshawott and Samuel, a Snivey, stuck close to Touko as they went to look for her sister. Her mother and two brothers were waiting for them at the docks.
“TOUKO!” A little girl’s voice screamed out.
Her ocean blue eyes widened. The voice was coming from their home, which was burning up fast. Touko picked up both Pokémon and ran towards the house. She stopped at what had been the front door, now a burning archway and could see her sister standing in what had been the living room. Mei held tight to Tomahawk, her Torchic that her father had given her before he left for Unova.
“Denya! Use water gun on the door so I can get in there! Samuel, cover us and make sure that Hydreigon and Bisharp don’t attack us!” The girl ordered, letting go of both Pokémon.
Denya shot out a jet of water, trying to put out the door’s flames so his trainer could get into get her little sister out. When Touko judged that the flames were low enough that they wouldn’t hurt her too bad, the girl ran inside, dodging the burning ceiling that had fallen halfway to the floor and the sofa that was roasting, both items blocking Mei from moving. Luckily, she was able to get to the three-year-old girl.
“Come on! Mom and the others are at the docks!” She yelled over the roaring inferno, taking her sister’s hand and pushing her forward.
Mei was out of the house first, Touko following close behind. She returned her Pokémon to their pokeballs before racing towards the docks. They could see their mother waiting ahead of them, their brothers on either side of them and Mila and Ghost in front. Unfortunately, the two rampaging Pokémon decided to take an interest in the two small children. The dragon type let out a roar which made the exhausted girls run faster even though every muscle was aching. The Hydreigon opened its mouth and shot flames out while the Bisharp raised his blade arms.
Touko woke with a start, her forehead covered in sweat. She sat up and looked around her room with dull eyes. Denya, Samuel, Flame her larvesta, and Mila were huddled together on the other side of the room, Ghost floating lazily above them, all sound asleep. She sighed and rubbed her eyes. She was in Numvea town in the Unova region. Her new home. Well, it’s not really new when someone has been there for 12 years. Touko glanced at the clock on her dresser.
July 4th, 2:30 am.
She was eighteen years old today and today she was an official Pokémon trainer. Her blue eyes slowly moved over to the picture next to the clock, the edges a little bit brown and slightly burnt. It was of her mother, father, two brothers, Mei and Herself. She glared at the image of her father, a tall man with a goatee, his words that he used to tell her when she was little ringing in her ears.
I will always be there to protect you, no matter what.
“You lied to me.” She whispered.