As the two of us traveled long and far the light of day began to fade away. Seeing this I walked to a nearby cave that was deserted. After entering and laying down I suggested,
"I know its not the best location to sleep, but it will have to do."
I could tell Shasha had agreed when she laid right next to me. The feeling of her warm fur was all I could feel as she laid her head on my side. Not wanting her to feel the icy cold feeling of my fur I started thinking about blazing fire. As heated thoughts filled my head my fur started to warm up. I could tell that I was getting hotter when Shasha said softly "Your really warm and cozy."
Knowing that she was comfortable I was able sleep myself. Once in a deep sleep I began dreaming about how I evolved into an arcanine. It was a vague memory though I was able to remember it. As the darkness that filled my sight disappeared I looked at myself and saw I was a silver growlithe again. Looking around I found out I was in the arms of my friend Kaida. For some reason she was running though I didn't know from what.
As she ran through the forest stomping bushes and berries I saw there was a dead end up ahead. Kaida running faster and faster with every step she took did not know this and before she knew it she was trapped. Turning around I that she was surrounded by 5 blastoists. Placing me gently on the ground she yelled, "Run Zyruss! Run as far away from here as possible!"
I didn't have no other choice, so I began running. I passed a couple of bushes before stopping and running back. I didn't want her to see me, so I hid in a bush and watched the scene carefully. Looking at the blastoists I heard one say,
"You should have gave us the cub, but now since he's gone we will have to destroy you. Prepare your cannons boys let's show her our Hydro Destruction!"
Watching them lower and aim their cannons at Kaida I felt a burning sensation fill my entire body. I ignored the feeling knowing that Kaida being a fire-type wouldn't be able to survive 5 water-type attacks simultaneously. So I stared at Kaida and started sprinting as fast as I could when I heard the leader yell, "Fire!"
Seeing they all used the attack Hydro Pump I jumped right in front of Kaida keeping the attack from reaching her. The blasts of water were so powerful they forced me right into her arms. Feeling at the point of death I barely heard Kaida yell my name with sadness in her voice. Barely having any strength left I shut my eyes slowly as I felt as if I were being emptied of ounce of my energy. Moments after I closed my eyes I began feeling the warmth of water droplets hitting my face. Every ounce of water droplets that hit my face gave me more and more energy for some reason.
Upon hearing Kaida crying I opened my eyes looking at her as she let tears fall from her face. I smiled at her and began glowing. The glow was the most vibrant any pokemon has ever seen and it was colored differently than a normal evolution glow. Right before her tear filled eyes I evolved into an arcanine. Feeling like a whole new pokemon I jumped out her arms facing the blastoists with no fear.
Staring at the leader with hatred in my eyes I heard him stutter,
"W-what?! I....it's impossible! No one has ever survived our Hydro Destruction. Let alone evolved from it. Wha...what type o pokemon are you?"
In a fierce voice I growled, "My name's Zyruss and I'm an Arcanine!"
Right after, I roared making the most luminous Ice Beam in the world erupt from my maw. The beam came at them at the speed of light. Still in shock the blastoists stood in there place like statues. A shine of light was revealed soon as the beam made contact. Watching as the light faded away Kaida and I saw that all of them were frozen solid. I looked at them for a couple seconds before turning and looking at Kaida.
I smiled at her tear filled face for a split second before collapsing right before her eyes. The energy less had completely filled my body, but this time I wasn't able to get back up. I watched as Kaida rushed to my side, yet I ended up passing out anyway. Once more I saw nothing, but the light less darkness. A few minutes later I opened my eyes to be blinded by the sun's light. Looking away slightly I accidentally pressed my muzzle against Shasha's.
She was already awake when I woke up, but I didn't know. The kiss lasted for a couple of seconds before I realized what happened. I moved my maw away from her's as I began blushing a hot red. Getting up quickly I heard her chuckle slightly and blush a vibrant pink. Feeling embarrassed I stuttered to say,
" I...I didn't mean to. It wa...was an accident I....I apologize."
"It's ok Zyruss. To tell the truth I kinda liked it," she said joyfully.
Not believing what my ears had just heard I turned to look at her. Still blushing I started staring into Shasha's shiny dark-red eyes as she stood beside me. Her beauty had me hypnotized into a deep trance that was nearly impossible to get out of. Watching as she came closer I felt her place her soft paw on top of mine. Seconds after she pressed her muzzle gently against mine.
Though this time I felt a different feeling, one that is like no other. After feeling this wondrous sensation I felt her pull away from my maw. I opened my eyes and saw her's staring into mine. I shook my head as if I had fleas and said,
"Uh...I think we should get going. There's still a long way to go."
"Whatever you say honey," she said softy.
"What was that?," I said in amazement.
"N..nothing. Let's get going!," she said happily.
It was apparent that she liked me,though I didn't know how much. While stretching my stiff bones I watched Shasha walk in front of me slowly swinging her tail. After I finished stretching I walked a little faster than her to catch up quickly. Soon as I was right next to her I tripped on a stone and fell face first. Feeling a little embarrassed I mumbled,
"Why do these things always happen to me?"
Slowly staggering to my paws I heard Shasha ask, "Zyruss? Are you ok?"
"Y...yeah. I'm fine. Thanks for asking," I responded.
Looking ahead of me I knew that there was a long journey ahead of my new associate and I. Glaring heavily at the obstacles ahead I gave off a long sigh and continued walking. Knowing that we didn't eat anything for breakfast I began searching for some Oran berry bushes. I was pretty sure that, that type of berry could satisfy our hunger and give us the energy we need to continue our journey.
After searching for almost an hour we finally stumbled upon some Oran berry bushes. I walked over to the bushes and started devouring the delicious fruit. Once the first few were in my stomach I felt my energy come back at lightning speed. Shasha wasn't eating any of the berries for some reason, so I stopped and asked,
"How come your not eating the berries? I only came here because I figured you were hungry."
Before she had a chance to answer I turned around and took a berry in my maw. When the fruit was secure in my muzzle I faced her and moved closer. Upon looking at the berry in my maw she asked,
"You want me to eat that berry?"
Giving only a single nod I watched as she shrugged her shoulders slightly. Not giving me a chance to place the fruit on the ground, Shasha kissed me and bit the berry in half in the process. Mildly stunned I fell on my tail as soon as she released the kiss. Still in a slight daze, I didn't notice her go to the bush and begin eating. Still tottering back and forth I began shaking my head wildly to come out of my daze.
Rising to my paws I heard a high pitched scream. I knew it wasn't an illusion since Shasha turned and looked at me soon as the sound was heard. We only heard the scream once, then we started hearing what sounded like a stampede. Unknowing of where the stampede was going put us both at risk. So I used my super sensitive ears to predict which way the Pokemon were charging. Once I knew I looked at Shasha and whispered, "Oh no."
Using agility I raced towards her and yelled, "Watch out!"
Right as I collided with her we began rolling out of the way of the stampede. We tumbled for a couple of seconds before coming to a stop. After coming to a mild stop Shasha ended up being on top, which made me feel uncomfortable. Shasha, still resting her head on my mane, finally came back to life after the first few seconds.
She opened her eyes to find my Ice-blue ones staring at her's. We blushed fiercely before rising to our paws. Once I was standing again I started thinking. I saw a short flash back of the recent event. Though this time I noticed a small blue Pokemon running from those charging Garchomps. Staring into space I heard Shasha ask,
"Zyruss! What's wrong!?"
"When I run pass those Garchomps I want you to make sure you don't get in their path, ok?," I said in a firm tone.
Her face went from concerned to serious as I told her, her instructions. I faced the direction the little blue pokemon was running and used agility. Right after I used it Shasha used it, so she wouldn't get left behind. While running as fast I could I began jumping from tree to tree to go even faster. When I was jumping from branch to branch I saw Shasha fade away in a blur as I got to the front of the stampede. Just like in my vision I saw that same little Pokemon being chased. While getting further ahead of the enraged Garchomps I started pondering quickly of a plan to save the little blue one.
Turning into more of a blur I got a couple of feet in front of the mob. I jumped to the trunk of a tree and crouched to get a firmer grip. Then right as the blue Pokemon was passing I launched forward snatching him up in my maw. Only seeing a white blur the Garchomps stopped dead in their tracks sliding slightly. Not caring, I flew towards a tree at sonic speed.
Concentrating hard I placed my paws on the tree's trunk and performed a backflip before landing flat on my paws. Breathing heavily I knew Shasha would probably search for me, so I jetted off in the opposite direction towards her. Seeing nothing but blur as I sped past, I noticed a orange blur to my right. So I Tried my best to stop and began sliding on the dirt leaving a giant cloud of smoke. Then once my footing was good again I leaped through the large cloud and ran at normal speed towards her.
When she was clear in my vision I yelled, "Shasha!"
I could tell she heard my call, since she turned around to face me. Though right as I was face to face with her I said, "Shasha there's no time for talking right now! We have to leave! Now."
Left speechless she followed me as I ran normally in the opposite direction of the Garchomps. For almost an hour we constantly ran while maneuvering around trees and boulders until we came upon a waterfall. Upon looking at Shasha I received a gracious nod. Facing the cliff again I began jumping on the rocks that supported the waterfall.
In seconds I got to the top and started watching Shasha as she made her last jump. Exhausted I placed the dizzy little blue pokemon on the ground and passed smooth out. While laying on the ground I stared at the little pokemon. I saw that it was a vulpix, but it was different. It was blue! Normally a vulpix would be a mixture of red and burgundy, but this one was blue.
Stumbling over to where I was I heard the vulpix ask, "Woooo! Can we do that again?"
Panting heavily I was barely able to squeezed out a "no."
Laying as if lifeless in the soft grass I watched as Shasha stuttered,
"Y...your blue!? I've never seen a blue vulpix before."
"No one has. I've always been treated like an outcast for it, but I don't care. That's why I ran away," she said in a cute little voice.
"That's not fair. Everyone should be able to be treated equally. No matter what color they are," Shasha protested. Getting ready to say something else Shasha was interrupted by the vulpix who said,
"If your wondering what my name is, it's Kerli," she said happily.
When I was well rested I sat up, but I was sure they didn't notice. Grinning happily Shasha said,
"Well I'm Shasha and it's nice to meet you Kerli," Shasha softly said.
Kerli smiled and asked, "Who is that arcanine over there?"
Shasha turned to smile at me while saying, "That's Zyruss. He's the one that rescued you."
Smiling cheerfully Kerli thanked me and nuzzled in my silky fur. Feeling curious I asked,
"Hey Kerli, why were those Garchomps chasing you?"
Sitting beside me she responded, "I ate some of their berries, plus they didn't like the fact that I was blue."
Not wanting to see her get upset I said, Hey don't worry about it. I mean look at me, I'm a silver arcanine. Most arcanines are orange like Shasha over there, but I'm not. To me I'm an albino and I kinda like it. It shows how different you are and how different you can be."
Watching as a smile crept to her face she said, "Thank you. I needed that."