Episode 1Charmander; I choose you!
Jake yelled out in pain as his face smashed against the floor of his bedroom, his legs tangled together in his covers. Groggily, he pulled himself up using his varnished mahogany desk, and desperately tried to free his legs from their fuzzy prison.
Any normal person would have been upset that their day had started off so foully, or would have been concerned that they might have possibly broken their nose, but Jake was focused on more important things.
His first Pokemon.
Smiling, Jake walked into the bathroom and looked in the mirror, noticing his black hair was as messy as ever. He didn't care though, not today anyway, today was just full of smilies for him.
That is, until he looked at his alarm clock.
"Oh my God!" he yelled, panic in his voice. "I was supposed to be at Professor Oak's nearly an hour ago!"
Dropping his toothbrush, Jake swung his bedroom door open (leaving a nice dent in the wall) and nearly flew down the stairs, into the living room where his mother was holding alate of his favorite breakfast; eggs and bacon. Seeing her son rushing, Ms. Kuso quickly blocked the door way, the food steaming in the plate.
"Oh? And where do you think you're going?" Jake's mother asked.
"Professor Oak's!" Jake yelled out, desperately trying to push past his mother and out the door. "I overslept, and if I don't get there now I might -"
"You're not going anywhere until you eat your breakfast mister! It's your own fault you didn't set your alarm clock yesterday." Ms. Kuso said sternly, her long brown hair swaying behind her as she pushed Jake into the open kitchen and sat him down. "Now eat."
Alex leaned against the poll, continually looking at his watch. Jake should have been here over an hour ago! If Alex didn't get his Pokemon today, he swore he would punch Jake's face so hard that it would look like a meteor hit and left a crater.
Just then, C.C. came walking from around the corner, the wind blowing his short blond hair. He spotted Alex and fastened his pace.
"Still no sign of him." C.C. said, obviously annoyed. "Do you think he forgot?"
"Nah, Jake's dreamed of going on a Pokemon Journey since he was little, I doubt he would forget it on the day it starts. Or, should I say, is supposed to start." Alex answered back. "Besides, all three of us setting off together? That opportunity is just too great to pass up."
"I guess so..." C.C. said quietly, still concerned over why Jake was late.
Seeing this, Alex tried to get his mind off the subject. "And hey, I'll finally beat Chris at something, right? "
"Uh...I wouldn't speak so soon." C.C. said, pointing at the hill behind Alex that led to Professor Oak's lab.
Alex turned around, only to see a boy walking down the dirt path slowly, his hands in his pockets. C.C. swore he could feel the heat of Alex's temper in the air, and cautiously took a step back; this was not something he wanted to get between.
"What are you doing here?" Alex said, taking a step towards Chris.
"Isn't it obvious? I'm starting my own Pokemon journey today." Chris said, spinning his newly acquired Pokeball on his index finger.
"What?!" Alex yelled, scaring a flock of Pidgey away from a nearby tree. "When did you plan that?"
"Quite a while ago, if you must know." Chris said, a smirk appearing on his face. "You mean to say you haven't gotten your Pokemon yet? Oh well, seems I've won another race! Wait a minute, there's only two of you, where's the third one?"
Alex's face turned red. This was the one thing that he thought he could beat Chris at, but it had all been ruined by Jake and his tardiness. Alex watched as Chris headed down the road, already beginning his Pokemon Journey.
"THAT'S IT!" he screamed at the top of his lungs. "Come on C.C. lets go get our Pokemon!"
"What about Jake?" C.C. asked, not wanting to leave him behind. The plan had been that they would all go on their adventure together, as a threesome. But Alex was already storming up the hill, his fists clenched. Sighing, C.C. ran after him.
Jake tripped and fell on the hard before desperately clawing and standing back up. He had to get to the lab before all the Pokemon were gone! Pulling his red and white cap down, Jake rushed down the road, kicking dust up as he went.
It wasn't long until he saw Chris walking up the road towards him.
"Oh, there you are!" Chris said, desperately trying to hold back a smirk. "I thought you weren't gonna make it."
"Shut up Chris, I'm not in the mood today." Jake snapped back, continuing his way to the Pokemon lab.
"Oh, seems like someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed."
"Try the floor." Jake muttered under his breath.
"Well, see ya. I'm off to start my journey." Chris answered back before rushing off.
Jake froze. His journey? Jake's blood slowly froze over, the realization of Alex's temper kicking in, and the thought of one of the Pokemon already gone. His eyes wide, Jake took off down the road, faster than ever before, with the lab soon in his sight.
Alex looked over the three Pokeballs carefully; his anger had quickly slipped away and changed into a mixture of shock and joy. He couldn't believe that his Pokemon Journey was input to start, right now!
"Hurry up and pick Slowpoke!" C.C. said while laughing at his own little pun. Alex was so happy even he couldn't resist a small laugh. After a few more minutes, Alex picked up the Pokeball on the right, staring at it in awe.
"Ah, Squirtle, the water type Pokemon." Said a gray haired man that stepped forward. "I can tell that you two will get along very well."
"My turn!" C.C. yelled, pushing past Alex and immediately picking up the Pokeball on the right. Alex had taken so long, that C.C. Had already picked out his Pokemon. "Bulbasaur, come on out!"
The Pokeball suddenly clicked open and released a bright, white, light, which eventually took on a small form that stopped glowing.
"Bulba!" the tiny green Pokemon said happily.
"Your so cute!" C.C. exclaimed before getting on his knees and petting his new Pokemon. "What do you think Professor Oak?"
"Well, Bulbasaur's are known for their kindness, and eagerness to explore. You two should get on great!" Oak said smiling.
"Well C.C. let's get going. We should prob-"
Alex was cut off as the lab doors burst open, followed by a messy looking Jake.
"I'm here! I'm here!" Jake said, out of breath. "Don't tell me there's no more Pokemon!"
"No no, there is still one more Pokemon, but..." Oak said, a strange look in his eyes.
"I don't care, I NEED one!" Jake pleaded.
"You could've fooled me." Alex said, rolling his eyes. "Your so late, I didn't think you wanted one; I mean, me and C.C. already have ours."
Alex proved his point by tossing his Pokeball into the air, releasing a small, light blue turtle Pokemon.
"Squirtle squirtle!" The adorable blue Pokemon yelled enthusiastically.
"I'm really sorry, but you would not believe all of the events that happened this morning." Jake stopped and looked at the last Pokeball, his excitement growing. Soon, the urge proved to be to much, and Jake grabbed the Pokeball before tossing it into the air. "Charmander; I choose you!"
Suddenly, the Pokeball popped open, releasing a small, orange lizard like Pokemon. Instead of saying it's name like the other two, Charmander simply folded his arms and stared Jake.
"Now, I must tell you, there seems to be a slight...'problem' with this one." Oak said, a bit nervously.
"What do you mean?" Jake asked, reaching for Charmander's head. "He looks perfect!"
The instant Jake's hand made contact with Charmander's skin, the flame on the end of Charmander's tail suddenly flared up, along with the small lizard's head turning to face Jake.
"Char!!" yelled Charmander as he spewed flames his mouth, forcing Jake to roll out of the way, leaving Alex and C.C. in shock.
"Thats what I meant." Oak said blandly.