Scared, tired, cold, wet, and alone. I shiver in the dark, after looking for my lost mother I found a nearby cave and ran inside to get out of the wet rain, it started up out of nowhere too.
I shiver as I try to warm up my hands by slowly breathing into them and rubbing them against each other. I am only a 8 year old girl, I don't know much about the world, I don't know much about anything. I was scared and alone, in this unknown cave far out into the region in the middle of the night surrounded by strange noises and dangerous pokemon.
After listening for over an hour now the fear started to take over me and I started to cry and panic, I try to crawl further into the cave but to no avail, I hid my eyes into my scabbed knees from falling over earlier and cried for a long while. Thats until I heard a small noise, I can't explain the noise I heard, it sounded disorented and yet...playful? Curious? Sad...maybe?
I swallowed down my fear and slowly looked up, at first, I didn't see anything around me, until I looked down to see this tiny pokemon in front of me, giving me a curious look. The shock scared the life out of me as I try to climb up the back wall of the cave, whimpering and yelling at the thing to go away, but it stayed, still giving me that curious look.
I may have been standing there for a good 30 minutes until I finally sat back down, still staring at the pokemon, as it continues to stare back. I never seen a wild pokemon before, and I never seen this kind before ether, the only pokemon I have ever seen was my moms Lillipup 'Milly' who passed away a couple of days ago from a mysterious death. I was so distraught from the loss and so was my mother.
This pokemon, after staring at it for so long I've noticed some features on it, its very small, I can easily carry it with two hands, it looked like its eyes were a solid color, just, blank. Its body looked like it was melting too, which scared me at first, but it must be just how it looks. But the thing that caught my interest most, was the flame lit on top of its head, it is the only light source in this cave so I always end up looking straight at it, glowing a strange purple glow, it was so mezmorizing.
After a couple of hours, the pokemon started to move towards me, just slowly hopping towards me, making its small noise. I try to back up a bit, but I couldn't move, there was no way out and no where else to go. The pokemon jumped onto my lap and stared up right at me, I close my eyes, awaiting for something painful, but only felt warmness against my chest, I open my eyes again to see this pokemon rubbing against my chest, like it was trying to comfort me. When it noticed I was looking at it, it looked up at me and smiled. I don't know why, but I smiled with it, I somewhat felt a lot safer with this pokemon around. I slowly picked it up against me and started walking deeper into the cave.
Even though I know pokemon probably can't understand me, I was telling this pokemon my whole life story, what I love to eat, what I love to do with my mother, I told it all about Milly and my dad, it was nice just to have something to talk to in this scary situation. I told it how I was out here looking for my mother when she suddendly dissappeared the other day, and how Milly passed away so suddendly and how much I missed them both. The pokemon smiled and jumped out of my arms, I look at it as it smiles at me and starts jumping towards the left. I don't know why, but I had a feeling in my stomach that maybe this pokemon knows where my mother is and it wants to guide me to her? My young, naive mind made me believe that this was true, as I picked up the pokemon and started walking to the left, following its order, hoping to see my mom again.
I have been walking for a good while now, around 40 minutes or so, I'm surprised the sun hasn't risen yet, and I was starting to get hungry and very dizzy, but I continue on. After a couple of more minutes the pokemon jumped out of my hands again and started to jump towards north, and once again, I picked it up and did what it told me, I headed north.
I know a good hour has past, and my dizzyness has gotten a lot worse, my eyesight started to get blurry and my breathing has gotten a lot heavier. I didn't know how large this cave was, maybe I was a fool to search in here? After a couple of minutes I fell to the side, breathing rapidly, my chest hurt, and before I knew it, I passed out. I woke up seeing the pokemon next to me, smiling. I lifted myself up and pulled myself together, and continued on north, with the pokemon still in my arms. I knew my stomach started eatting itself and my skin is so cold, I might have gotten hyperthermia from these wet clothes, but I was 8, I didn't know any better, I didn't know my condition at the time, all i wanted was to see my mom, and I believed this pokemon knew where she was.
Hours have passed, my eyesight has become so blurred I can only see the purple glow that the pokemon shows on top of its head. My breathing has become very slow and my chest felt like it was on fire, my legs were shaking and my arms were sore and weak. I ended up falling over again, this time, I didn't have the strength to pull myself up, I just laid there for god knows how long. All I can remember seeing was the strange pokemon staring at my cold body, with a smile, as its purple light glows in the darkness, that was the last thing I saw when I was alive.
When I slowly came out of my body, I look down at the pokemon as it stared at my spirit, it knew I was dead, and yet, it was still smiling. I walk a few steps and turn to see myself lying on the ground, I didn't know what was happening, I was afraid, but I don't feel the pain anymore, actually, I don't feel anything anymore, it took awhile to accept that I have died. I just assumed I died from hyperthermia, it would make sense due to the wet clothes and it being winter. I continued walking north in my ghost state, with the pokemon still hoping behind me.
I don't know how long I have been walking now, it may have been hours, days, maybe even years, I just continued walking in this cave, still hoping to find my mother in this cave. After what seemed like an eternity, I finally found a large blue blanket on the ground, it seemed like there was something under it, I tried to take it off but I can't touch it, when I was about to give up, the pokemon came right through me and pulled off the blanket to reveal a fresh corpse. The sight shocked me as I fell back with my hand on my mouth, incredably afraid. I stare at this corpse for a long while, this person must have died not too long ago, maybe from exhaustion. As I stand up to get a closer look at the corpse, my eyes widen with shock. For once, ever since I died, I felt pain, pain in my chest, to see that the corpse in front of me, was my mother...
I fell onto my knees, holding my head with both of my hands I let out a long, sharp shriek that echoed through the entire cave, tears rolling down my eyes as I try to interact with my mothers corpse, but to no avail. I pretend to lay down next to her sometimes, pretending she was rubbing my hair and singing to me like she always did. I stayed by her corpse for weeks, not moving from her side. I open my eyes to see the same pokemon in front of me, still having a smile on its face, it hopped over to the left, maybe about 3 feet away from my moms corpse and started jumping up and down, it seemed like it wanted to show me something. I didn't want to leave my mother, but my curiousity got the better of me as I lifted myself up and walked over to the creature. As I walked closer, I notice a dead device on the ground, it was red, and I've seen it before, it belonged to my mother, I've seen her use it a couple of times. A... poke'dex, she called it? She told me it was to identify pokemon and that one day I would have hers, unfortunately that will never happen. I look back to the pokemon as it stares at the poke'dex and gave it a small jolt of electricity and the device came back to life. Before I could react the pokemon jumped in front of it, and to my horror, it identified it...
While shining a light and pretending to be a guide, it leeches off the life force of any who follow it.