Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Move to Littleroot

   "Take courage, and leap into the world of Pokemon where dreams, adventure, and friendships await!"

   Professor Birch's Introduction to Pokemon Training video ended, so I shut off my portable DVD player. My family was moving to Littleroot Town in Hoenn, and we were actually going to be his neighbors! Plus, since my dad is the new gym leader of Petalburg, I'll make easy connections here.

   The moving truck hit a large bump in the road, and several boxes came crashing down on me. "Shit!" I swear, my family is doing this to me so I'll leave as soon as I can. Trust me, I'll be like a bat out of hell once I have a Pokemon of my own.

   We came to a stop, and I heard my mom get out of the truck. "Wolfie, we're here, honey!" She shouted as she opened the back of  the truck. "You look like hell, son. Are you okay?"

   "I'll be fine, but I would've been better if you would've given up the extra fifty bucks for a truck with more seating."
   "Oh come on, I've already apologized for it. Let's look at the house, shall we?"

   "Okay." I sighed as I climbed out of the truck. I have to admit, it is a pretty damn nice house.

   "You're room is upstairs, hon. Your dad bought you a new clock to commemorate our move here. You better go up and set it!"

   Clocks: worth a few dozen pounds of packages falling on you any day. I went upstairs and set it, and got set to leave. I had to explore my new home town a little bit.

   "Hey, Wolfie, since you're going out, why don't you go next door and introduce yourself? It's Professor Birch's house, and I'm sure you'd love to meet him."

   "Well, of course I'd love to meet him! He's the one who hands out Pokemon to new trainers around here, after all!" So, I went next door, and rang their doorbell. A woman told me to come in, so I did without hesitation.

   "Oh, hello. And you are?"

   "Wolfgang, Norman's son. I just moved here."

   "Oh, okay! I'm pleased to meet you, Wolfgang! I'm Mrs. Birch. You know, we have a daughter about your age. Why don't you go upstairs and introduce yourself to her? I'm sure she'll be thrilled to meet a new friend."

   "Okay, Mrs. Birch, thanks!" I went upstairs and heard their daughter loudly preparing something, and talking to herself while she was doing it. I no longer had any doubts in my mind as to why the Birch's wanted their daughter to make a new friend. I can just hope she turns out to be semi-normal. I knocked on the door, and the room immediately went silent. She opened the door slowly, and peeked out at me.

   "Who are you?"

   "I'm Wolfgang, your new neighbor."

   "Oh, so your move was today.." She said as she opened her door. "Well, I'm May!" She said as she put out her hand for a handshake."It's very good to have some new people in Littleroot! Your new house has been empty for about a half a year, after all. And I'm sure my dad will love having someone else around to help him with his research."

   "Are you sure he'd let me help him?"

    "Of course! He's always looking for young trainers to travel around Hoenn. Oh, speaking of that, I have to help him catch wild Pokemon. I'll see you later, Wolfgang!"

   She sped off, leaving me alone in her room. I saw no point in sticking around, so I left to look for Professor Birch, but my search was interrupted by screams coming from the edge of town.