I followed Kana down the hallway carefully, inspecting my surroundings. Ellie stayed at my heels. I could tell she was starting to get nervous as the hallways began to get darker and darker and she reached out for my hand. Suddenly there was a bright light coming from a room up ahead. I followed Kana into the room which contained a bunk bed and some wooden furniture. I quietly watched as Kana quickly and swiftly jumped onto the top bunk claiming it as her own. I rolled my eyes and turned around, reaching into my bag to get Ellie’s pokeball. “Return Ellie, have a goodnight’s rest.” I walked over to the bottom bunk and set my shoes and my bag on the floor next to the bed. Lifting the covers, I slipped into the dusty sheets that seemed to be unused for years. I tried swiping at he fabrics to remove some of the dust particles before I closed my eyes for a needed rest. Kana turned the lights off in the small room and before I knew it, it was pitch black and only the faint glow of the moon seeping through the window can be seen. I lay quietly in the small bed and began thinking to myself. Kana and I would make a great team if only we communicated and got along. Why did she have to be so hard-headed? I sighed and rolled over on my right side, facing the wall the bed was pushed up against. After many minutes of darkness and silence I called quietly to the girl above me “Goodnight.”
12:19 am • 29 June 2012
Kana was in realization of Brooke’s blank stare but she continued to talk anyways. When she was asked about the birds, Kana turned over and noticed that the two Pokemon, along with her own Pokemon, looked extremely exhausted. “Yeah, you’re probably right…” Kana told the NIT quietly. “We can head out first thing in the morning.” She lead her Pokemon and Brooke down the hallways once more in search for an empty bedroom, and it was not too long until Nina was back in her Poke-Ball, Altaria and Honchkrow were curled up in their feathers, and Kana and Brooke climbing into their bunk beds, Kana taking the top bunk, naturally.
8:09 pm • 22 June 2012
‘Oh, here we go again… ‘ I thought as Ohana began to irrelevantly brag about how she could “do many things I wouldn’t even imagine.” I began to tune out and lose attention in her response until I heard the word Nina. “Nina?” I asked in surprise. “Well, this is very good! I didn’t know you could cook this wonderfully!” I said with a smile. I turned back to my plate and finished my food rather quickly. Not only was the food good-tasting, it seemed to satisfy my empty belly as well. “So, are we resting here for the night? I doubt the birds can fly in this condition. They need a good rest.”
6:54 am • 7 March 2012
The Ranger took a seat beside her cheerful primate and took a bite at her own dish. Maybe it was because she was near starvation or maybe it was because it contained one of her favorite ingredients, red pepper, but Ohana adored the omelet.
‘Hmph. I guess Nina really has made improvements with her cooking..’
She took another bite and savored the flavor, and then noticed a bewildered - no, enchanted - look upon the nurse’s face after eating a forkful of her own meal. She chuckled in her mind. “Not a chance,” Ohana replied modestly to Brooke’s comment. “I can do many things that you wouldn’t even begin to imagine but…” She became slightly hesitant. “…cooking is definitely not one of them. The credit goes all to Nina.” “In-Infernape!” Nina’s pleasant voice echoed musically in the large foyer. One thing that this Pokémon respected her trainer for was her honesty.
3:55 pm • 5 March 2012
I walked over to the Honchkrow that stood by one of the many windows in the Pokémon Center. I carefully sat down next to him and inspected him quietly. Just as I suspected, he was also showing signs of exhaustion and hunger. Nothing a little food and rest couldn’t fix. I smiled and grabbed a handful of berries from the container in my hand. “Take some…” I said, holding them out in front of his beak. “They’ll make you feel better.” He began to move away at first but I persisted until he seemed to surrender. The Honchkrow gave me a stern look and swiftly took one single berry into his beak. He let out a slight cheer and I could tell by the way his eyes opened that he really enjoyed the berry and it immediately helped him feel better. I watched as the berries in my hand soon began to disappear before my eyes. “Hey, hey!” I said with a giggle. “Don’t eat them ALL. We need some for later on in our journey.” I said, rubbing his head and putting the rest away in my bag. As soon as I did that, I was greeted by a big heavy plate full of delicious smelling food in my face. “Thank you.” I said quietly as Ohana stalked away once again. I noticed the Honchkrow was already digging into his plate of food. I decided to take my tray and sit down next to Ellie who also seemed to be enjoying her meal. “How does it taste?” I asked. “Chansey Chansey!” she said cheerfully, chewing her food in delight. I smiled and decided to take a bite myself. I was greeted by a warm and juicy explosion of amazing flavors. The omelet was superb, the eggs were cooked to perfection, and the vegetables were steamed to a tee. I was so surprised to be served such a perfect dish. “Ohana, did you cook this meal?” I asked with eyes wide in curiosity.
1:33 pm • 5 March 2012
“Damn her!” Kana said aloud as Nina and her reached the kitchen area. Nina calmly dipped her head over the stove in order to heat it up while Kana began to rummage through her bag in search for something. Eventually, she pulled out a spherical and glimmering device that looked similar to a Poké-Ball that had been dipped in a metallic blue paint. She pressed the button on this “so-called” Poké-Ball capsule, and it popped open. To one’s view, this action appeared as though it had done nothing, but in reality, it radiated an invisible frequency which allowed human beings to understand the Pokémon around them. As long as the capsule remained open, the people around it would be literal Pokémon Translators! This nifty device was created by the Pokémon Ranger standing in front of it who has yet to reveal it to the public eye. Sure, it would come in handy to billions of people who want to better understand their Pokémon, but Kana was keeping it a secret in her favor. Why would she want more evil-doers out there preventing the Pokémon World from being a safe place?
The Infernape put on an apron fit for humans after the kitchen stove produced a small flame upon itself. Kana slumped into a bar chair and watched Nina at work as the monkey grabbed foods of all kinds and tossed them into the frying pan which was just placed over the flames. “I just don’t get it…” Kana finally commented, breaking the silence. “Why did the Chief even pair us up with that NIT anyways? Rangers belong in a field; Nurses belong in an office!” Nina threw a tomato at her partner’s face and continued to add ingredients to the frying pan mesh. “Cut, please,” her Infernape ordered Kana as she cracked an egg and watched it sizzle on the stove. She then replied to Kana’s previous comment once she did what she was asked to do. “You ought to give her a chance, Kana. It’s not like she’s trying to slow us down or anything.” Kana sighed, clearly still frustrated, and turned her face away from Nina’s view. She then smirked. “You’re right, Nina. I’ll make sure she knows how it really feels to be a Pokémon Ranger come tomorrow’s mission.” Was that sarcasm, sincerity or sinister? Nina truly couldn’t tell. Silence continued on for several more minutes until the meals were finally made to the monkey’s perfection. Kana sighed, quickly snatched up her Pokémon communicating device, stuffed it back into her bag, and helped out her Infernape with the trays.
Kana and Nina made their way back to the foyer of the Pokémon Center with little hesitation. Both of them carried three trays of what looked like an omelet (Kana really had nothing to do with the cooking process) filled with eggs, cheeses, vegetables, and several interesting-looking spices. Nina cheerfully handed her trays out to Chansey, Honchkrow and Altaria, while Kana sat hers and her partner’s trays at a table, and then gave the last one to Brooke. “Here.” she said stiffly, trying not to look her in the eye.
2:58 pm • 4 March 2012
Ohana tried to put on her best poker face but it wasn’t working at all. I knew I had gotten to her and it was obvious that she was annoyed. If calling me names made her feel better than that was absolutely fine with me. I smiled and waved as she stalked away. Laughing and rolling my eyes, I turned my attention to the Altaria. I leaned in closer and pet her cheek lightly. I observed the bird and realized all she needed was a bit of rest and some nourishment. Fortunately, there didn’t seem to be any scratches or injuries of any kind on the bird. “Just lay down here for a little while until Ohana comes back with some food. A good night’s rest will do you good.” Then I remembered the berries I had bought at the PokeMart. I reached into my bag and pulled out some Lum berries. “Here, have some of these.” I said, handing the berries to Altaria. I smiled as she cooed delightfully and took some in her mouth. “I see you like them!” I stated thoughtfully. “Ellie, stay here with Altaria and continue feeding her the berries. I’m going to check on Honchkrow.” Ellie smiled and nodded happily.
1:21 pm • 4 March 2012
It appeared as though Kana’s temperament and demand for control had gotten the best of the nurse in front of her. Her body stiffened as Brooke continued to complain to her about the way she was being treated. Kana was currently wearing an unamused expression on her face, and seeing her like this made Nina snicker. Kana quickly shot a deathly glare at her Infernape which caused her to retreat back into her Poké-Ball.
‘Who the hell does this kid think she is?’
Kana could tell that the nurse was awaiting an answer. She finally spoke while gritting her teeth. “…Fine, you NIT…” she said, intending the acronym to be an unappealing nickname. “..Do whatever you want..” She stiffly but gently pushed the Altaria towards Brooke, causing the blue bird to coo with concern. Kana turned away from her followers and spoke harshly again - this time without facing them. “I’ll go to the kitchen to cook up a meal. Nina-” She coolly tossed her Poké-Ball into the air, causing a surprised Nina to appear once more. “-Come follow me,” she muttered and walked down a hallway in search for the dining and kitchen area.
12:54 pm • 4 March 2012
I scoffed a little at what Ohana proposed. “Actually Ohana, I think that’d be very rude and selfish of you to wake up poor Nurse Joy after most likely a long and hard day of work. Especially when you have a Nurse in Training awake and at your side willing to help you in something that you need assistance with. I agree, Nurse Joy is a professional and a very skilled one at that but how do you expect me to learn if I don’t try to improve my own skills? Hmm?” I could tell Ohana was shocked to hear my answer as her eyes were open wide and she had staggered back a bit. It seems like my hunger and wariness had gotten the best of me and I had no choice but to snap at her. She has no right to control or underestimate me. She doesn’t even know me. I awaited her answer with wide and persisting eyes.
12:00 pm • 4 March 2012
When the girls and their Pokémon arrived at the Floroama Town Poké-Center, Kana took out her Poké-Ball and released Nina. Nina greeted her partner and Brooke with a friendly bob of the head and then took in her surroundings. The Poké-Center was deserted at this point in time due to the time of the day; even Nurse Joy and her Chansey had gone to their beds to sleep! Kana took a look at the Altaria and Honchkrow; the two appeared absolutely exhausted. There would be no way they could fly in the morning if they don’t get some treatment soon! Kana pondered for a moment.
‘If I ask for Brooke’s Chansey to use Heal Pulse on the two Pokémon, I’d just look like I need their help…’
She scowled at her own thought.
‘Ugh, forget it, I can do this on my own..’
She finally came to a conclusion and announced, “Follow me, we should go wake up Nurse Joy.. after all, she’s a professional.” Those words looked like it scarred Brooke a bit.
11:36 am • 4 March 2012