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Valeria Devine

'If this must be done through fighting I will make sure we win.'

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a character in “PokeGladiators”, as played by afreerobin

Description

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Name:
Valeria Devine

Age:
16

Sex:
Female

Role
Lugia's Gladiator




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Height:
5'4

Weight:
98lbs

Hair Color:
White

Eye Color
Golden, sometime redish.

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Personality:
Valeria is a very quiet and soft spoken girl. Many times she tries to speak up, only to be ignored. The only time Val is spoken about is when her parents are involved. Many people refer to her as The Ghost as she is never seen. It only took a few years to her to grow used to this and soon enough she enjoyed being hidden from the world. It was much better then being seen as someone to live up to her parents.

Many people think Valeria is a pushover since she is always so quiet. But that couldn't be farther from the truth. Given the chance Val can talk anyone down with calm words and logic.

Strengths:
Level Headed
Strong Willed
Photographic Memory

Weakness:
Physical Weak
Over Shadowed
Quiet

Like:
Ghosts Types
Flying Types
Swimming

Fears:
Valeria has a big fear of being trapped underground. Even a small room with no known exit will make her panic.



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History

Her whole life Valeria had been expected to be as great-no, greater then her parents. By the age of 18 her mother had become a great coordinater and was known throughout Honnen. At just 16 her father had beaten almost every gym. Val truly had a lot to live up to.

Unfortunately Valeria just never had the want to follow in her parents footsteps. She did love Pokémon just as much as them, but performing or fighting with them was just never her style. It wasnt like she was against fighting with Pokémon, no Val just never felt the need to do it. And to her as long as you don't force your Pokémon to fight anyone can do it.

At ten Val found what she truly wanted to to. Play. The piano stole her heart from the first time she played it. And much to her parents dismay she still plays it six years later.

Valeria has always been the kind of girl to not have friends. When she was younger Val would attempt to talk to someone but wither it was her weridly white hair or the fact her parents were so famous they all avoided her.

The only time Val would ever be noticed is when her neighbors picked fights. Both family's had boys of the same age that hated each other. They were easily rivals. Many days they would picks fights and the only one who could stop them was Valeria. Neither of them saw Val as a friend but they feared her greatly. Despite calling herself a pacifist Valeria has quite the scary face.

So for sixteen years Val grew as both a loner and disappointment. Most days she stayed locked away in her familys basement just playing. Hour after hour she would play and get lost in the music. It wasn't until she stopped playing one day she Val realize that she was not alone in the basement.

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Lugia floated behind her and without a sound escaping the two of them Valeria knew what she was chosen for. Not bothering, for there was no need she left that moment with Lugia. None would notice she was gone for a while. And none would worry.

Atop Lugia's back they soared until night were they stopped under a larger tree. Settling in the for night Val was almost alseep when she heard a tiny cry. An Abra, much smaller then normal crawled out of the bushes. He and Lugia seemed to have a silent conversation and soon enough the newly dubbed Al was curled up next to Valeria and Lugia.

Although Val wasn't overly fond of fighting she knew she couldn't deny this. And snuggled between there two Pokémon Valeria had never felt more welcome.

Still, she missed her piano.



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Team
Legendary:
Lugia

Starter:
Abra



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Color
Purple

So begins...

Valeria Devine's Story

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The Asmax

The Asmax is waking up to a bright and beautiful day as the sun peeks from behind the horizon. Rare and powerful Pokemon emerge from their burrows and nests to greet the morning - another morning in their paradise on earth. Here, no one was allowed to harm them, and they all live like they should.

But the five hundred years of peace is coming to its end. The grand hotel is standing tall in the shores of Asmax yet again, and humans - the Gladiators - have once again taken up home in it. They would once again venture out into the different regions and would then return to Asmax as the best of the best, and challenge the PokeGod for their selfish reasons. The Pokemon of Asmax watch warily and keep their distance, as the hum of war envelops their home.




The Hotel has a grand lobby with booths for the Pokemon Center and Mart present, but usually ignored as battles are still not being commenced. Each Gladiator is given a room, suited to their preferences, with balconies staring out into the lavish island. There is a grand stadium in the back of the Hotel and facing the island. This is where the formal battles between Gladiators take place to determine the final five who will challenge Arceus. The doors to the stadium are guarded by the most powerful Pokemon of every Type, making sure no Gladiator enters until called.

There are other rooms in the Hotel, including a game room, a library, a pool, a dining area, and a Pokemon daycare (currently not doing business but can be visited). The Gladiators are to stay in the Hotel for an entire day before they're sent off to their chosen regions first thing in the morning the next day.

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Eyes closed Valeria leaned over the edge of her balcony. A soft wind blew through her hair and she could almost imagine soaring away. In the air she felt free and with Lugia she could achieve that.

Something soft nudged her back. Turning Val saw Abra gazing up at her. 'Nap over Al?' Her answer was happy cry followed by outstretched arms. Val smiled softly and complied, reaching down to pick up the Pokémon. Al was very young and she still had no idea what happened to the ones who would raise him. She hoped they didn't abandon him.

'Al...' She shifted him in her arms. It was quite cute when he wanted to be carried like a child. 'Now that you're awake we should probably go greet everyone else.' Al's content face morphed into one of unhappiness and Valeria chuckled. 'I know, I know, I want to stay up here as well. But we can't hide away all the time.' The Abra made a face that said Why not? but he still agreed.

'Right. We can fly down.' Her smile wide she closed her eyes. 'Lugia....' Valeria's voice was quiet but never the less the lengdary was soon floating by thr balcony. 'We need to go meet everyone now huh?' Lugia cried out and nodded their head. 'Okay...can we fly down?'

Always the daredevil my Gladiator. Obviously Lugia expected this to happen and had moved towards their Gladiator as they spoke in Val's mind. Rolling her eyes she tightened grip on Al and climbed on to their back. She smiled and held with her legs. Lugia flew upward and they went in circles a few times before landing.

After touching down at the entrance Al, Valeria and Lugia entered through the front door. At seeing all the trainers inside Val's shoulders sagged.

Do not worry my Gladiator. They will not harm you.'

Val sighed and continued to speak softly so none other then Al and Lugia would hear. 'I know...It's just Al and I aren't the most social of people. They will try to talk to us no doubt.'

Yes. They will.

'I suppose we may as well just go in head first. Get it over with.'

Lugia didn't reply but Valeria could feel they were amused.

Valeria took hesitant steps into the room and with each Al clung tighter. She stopped a few feet away from the group. 'Don't worry Al. If you get scared you can always pop back up to out room' Al calmed down and Val sat down in a far off chair. The Abra moved to sit on her lap and Val fed him a treat from her pocket. Lugia hovered protectively behind them.

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Maeve sat up in her luxurious hotel room, taking in the view of Arceus's mountain. She and Mewtwo would own that mountain soon enough. Maeve was fit for the challenge, and as she slipped out of the bed, she spotted Absol dozing lightly in the corner. She smiled, leaving the Pokemon to wake up on his own as she padded sleepily over to the wardrobe.

She pulled out a different outfit than usual, very formal for her. As she put her few possessions in the tiny black purse, she sighed and looked over at Absol. "I hate getting so dressed up. These shoes are killing me." She looked down at the black shoes, not even knowing what to call them.

She felt a tiny probing at her mind, and instantly Mewtwo made his disdain at her outfit clear. He wasn't one to mince words, as Maeve had quickly learned.

"What are you wearing? I thought you were all for never changing your identity -or fashion taste- for other people. " Before she could come up with a clever, biting retort, Mewtwo spoke again. By the way, you're late for the meeting. As usual. Late for everything, my darling.

Maeve scoffed, but then Mewtwo teleported her into the lounge. Maeve tried to regain her balance, not to mention her dignity. She and her Pokemon were as close as could be- no other Gladiator she knew had such a tight bond. However, it was times like these - unexpected teleports and such - that made her definitely wish that Mewtwo didn't think she trusted him enough to send her random places and into awkward situations. Like these.

She and Absol had been dropped onto a table, right in the middle of everyone's social time. Not such a social butterfly, Maeve tried a sheepish smile and finally squeaked out a greeting.

"Um... Hey...?"

Well, you screwed that up.

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Sayuri lay on her bed, a sleeping Treecko curled up at her side. "Up and at 'em." Sayuri said poking Treecko in the side, before pulling herself out of bed. "Are you hungry?" She asked, pulling a poffin out of her bag for her companion, who gladly accepted, devouring the poffin in a single bite, looking up at Sayuri to ask for another one. "Fine, you can have another one." She sighed, handing him a second poffin.

While Treecko ate his snack, Sayuri slipped into the bathroom. Emerging a few minutes later with her hair tied back in a ponytail, wearing a pair of jeans and a green T-shirt. "Treecko, where are you." She called, scanning the room for him but he was nowhere in sight. Suddenly there was a rustling noise from her bag. Opening it up she found Treecko with his mouth stuffed full of her poffins. "Treecko, those are all the poffins we have with us. You can't just eat them all our first day." Sayuri sighed, as Treecko looked down at the ground guiltily. "Come on, lets head down to the lounge to meet everyone, and maybe if you're lucky we'll find a place we can make some more poffins."

They began to make their way downstairs, stopping every few steps so Treecko could explore a corridor or room. By the time they finally got down to the lounge everyone else was already there, including a girl standing on a table. 'Maybe where she's from everyone stands on tables.' Sayuri thought, before scanning the room. Noticing a girl who looked close to her age sitting alone, she walked towards her, plopping down in the seat beside her, Treecko hopping up onto the armrest of the chair. "Hi, I'm Sayuri." Sayuri said smiling. "But pretty much everyone calls me Sayu."

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ImageKyrie was sat in the back as she watched the Gladiators enter the lounge, all with their different quirks and attitudes. Already, she could distinguish the loud and eccentric bunch from those who are more her type - the laid back and quiet. She let her eyes wander around the room, all the while feeding Ralts who was still sitting on her shoulder.

Still, first things first was to shoo away the red-haired boy that was the first to approach them. There was something morbidly dark that surrounded that boy, and Kyrie wanted as far away from him as possible. Minerva didn't need the hostility that sat at the core of that boy's soul.

Without a word to Keon, Kyrie stood up and approached one of the other Gladiators, the one with an Absol. She offered her a hand and a small, but warm smile. "That was quite an entrance." The Ralts on her shoulder agreed, with a small smile of its own. "I'm Kyrie. Kyrie Valentine."

She didn't know where the newfound courage came from, as she wasn't much for speaking to strangers, but she'd use it while she could. Minerva cried out happily from where she was perched, and Kyrie just chuckled. Somehow, she had a bit of an idea where the confidence came from. Unlike her, Minerva loved being surrounded by people, especially when they have a bright aura around them.

'Choose wisely, my Gladiator,' resounded in her head a moment later. 'Making allies can lead you straight to victory, but you must first be smart in choosing who to align yourself with.'

Kyrie nodded to herself. Uxie was right, of course, and she had to choose correctly. She trusted her Ralts, and she seemed to think that this person and her Absol were alright.

With her thoughts settled, she flashed another smile towards the purple-haired girl and watched in her peripheral for other potential allies.




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ImageKeon frowned when Kyrie left him alone, not liking the girl's outward avoidance of him. He had made sure that he was nice to her, so what was her problem? It was people like her that made his blood boil.

His Misdreavus appeared beside him from out of nowhere, her eyes filled with worry and concern. Keon gave her a small smile, assuring her that all was alright and he could control himself. His eyes found Kyrie, who was helping another Gladiator off a table, and he smirked. The girl had just put a giant bulls-eye on her back, and Keon wasn't known to miss.

For now, though, he would give the little psychic her space.

'Pick off the one away from the majority, Deathbringer.'

Keon arched a brow. He knew that voice, of course, and it was the only one that called her that - Deathbringer. Yveltal's commanding tone was unmistakeable, and its words were something Keon never hoped to disobey. So he stood and looked around, smiling to himself at the sight of two Gladiators far away from the group - a girl with a Lugia by her side, and a boy with a Spheal. "Are they the ones?" he asked underneath his breath.

'Yes.'

"Very well." He fixed his scarf and motioned for Hecate to follow him as he approached the two, making sure to be a healthy distance from them. That Lugia was admireable, and definitely not something Keon wanted to piss off this early.

His shoulders sagged a bit, and warmth returned to his eyes as he flashed them a charming smile. "Hey. I'm Keon. He turned to the girl with a look of faux-concentration. "Let me guess... Nope, don't tell me... Aha! Lugia's Gladiator!"

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Val didn't jump when the girl landed on the table. Instead she held Abra instinctively closer. The Pokémon cried out and if it weren't for his trainer holding him he would of popped away.

As Valeria was hushing Al Lugia's voice floated in her head. My Gladiator....Someone approaches. Be wary. I do not like the looks of this one. And as this was spoken Val looked up, and sure enough a boy who radiated a charming attitude. He seemed well enough but Val trusted Lugia's instinct.

'Yes. You would be correct in assuming that. I do indeed work with Lugia.' She blinked up at the boy and in her lap Al shifted. He peered up at the other Gladiator and after a few seconds cried out again and pressed his face to Val's shirt.

Valeria laid a protective hand on the Abra's head. 'This is my friend Al. And Lugia. I am Valeria Devine. It is a pleasure to meet you my fellow Gladiator.' She bowed her head slightly but made no move towards the boy as Lugia's gaze was on her back.

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Takuya watched as the lounge filled up with teenagers around her age, some with their legendarys, and some without- But Takuya just wanted to be left alone until, obviously she caught the attention of a blonde haired boy with a charmander by his side.

Takuya tried looking away, avoiding talking to him, as he came up to her and started to speak as a sly grin swept across his face."Good morning gorgeous." He stated, then spoke once more- "My names Aiden." The boy said, and took her right hand and kissing it- Making Takuya blush wildly, as he spoke one last time, asking her name.

"May I ask the name of this vision of loveliness before me? Or shall I just call you Perfection?"

Takuya forced a smile, still blushing, as this 'Aiden' guy was kinda cute. She looked down and watched Sneasel fix her fur as she gladly took the small treat from the charmander, and watched her Sneasel poke the charmander and run off, wanting to play a game of tag.

Takuya tried not to seem friendly, but it came out so naturally- "Nice to meet you, I'm Takuya Okumura, and there's no need for those nick-names, we just met."
Takuya blurted out, and pulled back her hair away from her face, mentally yelling at herself for being so flirtly, and so nice, after all these were her enemies.

"This is your time to talk with you rivals right now. He looks strong.. Maybe an alliance will work out between you two."

Darkrai appeared out of the shadows, and floated beside Takuya. Takuya sighed, and expected the boy to back up- And probably ditch her because she was the Gladiator to Darkrai.

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Maeve gladly took the girl's hand and stepped off the table. A few more Gladiators trickled into the lounge, one with Darkrai and one with Lugia. She noticed a few making small talk, and Maeve wondered if she should team up. Thinking on it for a moment, she decided that unless she saw someone with lots of promise, she'd wait for someone to approach her.

Maeve nodded thankfully to the girl- Kyrie, she thought. The blonde girl seemed friendly enough, and Maeve wondered who her legendary was. She wished she knew. Her legendary, Mewtwo, wasn't really speaking much, just sending emotions through her mind as she surveyed each competitor. She would be fine with any of them so far.

Absol padded over to an empty booth. She followed the Dark-type, sitting on the stool and pulling a Berry out of her bag. She fed it to Absol, smiling as the Pokemon nuzzled against her leg. Stroking his soft white fur, Maeve looked over at a Charmander and Sneasel playing a game of tag. Absol caught sight of them as well, and Maeve nodded for him to go ahead. He bounded over, joining in the game.

Maeve unwrapped a lollipop, a butterscotch flavor filling her mouth as she put the sweet in her mouth. She shifted it around a few times, finally settling down. "I can't wait to start on our journey, hmm?" Mewtwo sent the emotion of joy to her, and Maeve grinned softly.

Her normally cold demeanor was overrun by anticipation and joy for the upcoming journey.

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"Well Takuya, the pleasure's all mine." Aiden smirked. He glanced over to see Scorch chasing after the Sneasel. But then a Pokémon appeared out of nowhere. This took Aiden by surprise, and instinctually took a couple steps back. Once he got a good look, he recognized this legendary as Darkrai. He looked around a bit, and saw some of the others legendary partners. 'Yo V, starting to feel a little left out. Why don't you come introduce yourself?' Aiden thought in his head, figuring Victini was listening in. 'Are you sure?....uh ok...' Victini timidly replied. "So you're Darkrai's Gladiator? That's cool." Aiden said as he looked the Pokémon up, and down.

Not a second later Victini appeared, hiding behind Aiden. "There you are bud!" Aiden said as he glanced behind him. Victini then hid itself inside Aiden's hood, apparently weary of Darkrai. "Hey, what's wrong little buddy?" Aiden whispered to Victini, hoping Takuya, and Darkrai didn't hear him. "Darkrai's kinda......scary." Victini whispered back, looking around Aiden's head. Aiden sighed. "This fierce warrior is V....er Victini. Embodiment of victory, and such. He's a little timid incase you couldn't tell." Aiden said as he turned to his side so Victini could clearly be seen. "Come on V, Darkrai's not that scary. If anything he's just a overly enthusiastic grunge fan. Besides, you're starting to hurt my back bud." Aiden said, his voice was warm, and encouraging, easily putting Victini at ease.

Victini floated out of Aiden's hood. "That a boy!" Aiden said as he patted the rabbit-like legendary head. "Oh! Right, got something for ya V." Aiden said as he slipped off his backpack. Aiden shuffled through his bag, and took out another pink macaroon. he unwrapped it, and gave it to Victini, who's mouth was practically watering. Victini took the treat, and torn into it like a predator a slab of meat. Aiden couldn't help but chuckle. "Better slow down V, it's kind of embarrassing to have to give you the heimlich maneuver...again." Aiden smirked.

"Oh! Where are my manners? Some sweets for Sweetness? Found these in a little shop in Celadon City. My Pokémon can't get enough of them. They're pretty good." Aiden said as he took another macaroon out, and offered it to Takuya. "So where you from? I'm from Goldenrod City in Johto." Aiden stated. "Left home about a year ago to Kanto, the first step in proving that I'm the greatest trainer there is. I started challenging the gyms. After I got my Earth Badge I was about ready to head back to Johto to challenge the gyms there, but V here came, and told me I was his first draft pick as a Gladiator." Aiden explained. "And I'm oversharing aren't I?"




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Heath and Tundra watched as the rest of the Gladiators rolled in. Heath glanced over at Tundra who was itching to interact with the others, he did enjoy meeting new people. Heath looked down at the Spheal. "Fine." He sighed. Tundra led the way over to the girl that was standing on the table with a lollypop in her mouth.

"Um....hi." Heath greeted to her. He's not one for social situations. "I'm, uh, Heath, Articuno's Gladiator. And this is Tundra." Heath introduced himself as he motioned to Tundra. "I...uh don't do social gathering much anymore it's a....hassle. So I'm a little rusty on the small talk." Heath said as he ran his fingers through his black hair. "I guess I'm not what you'd call a social butterfly."

Tundra looked over at the Absol that just left the girl, and the Charmander, and Sneasel it went over to. Tundra tugged at Heath's pant leg as he looked over at the other Pokémon. "Go on." Heath sighed. "He's more...outgoing I guess. I like my solitude, but if I didn't talk to someone at least once he'd be tugging at my pant leg all day. He's a brat like that." Heath said as he put his hands in his coat's pocket. Tundra waddled over to the other Pokémon, and joined in.

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Takuya nodded, and was SUPER happy that Aiden wasn't afraid. She almost felt like hugging him, but restrained herself. Darkrai floated as Viticni came out from his hiding spot. Takuya waved, and smiled, but Darkrai grunted, and showed no emotion. "Dark.. Cheer up.." Takuya said, while getting up, and smiling at Darkrai, while Darkrai grunted again, but with more- Well love..

"Oh! Where are my manners? Some sweets for Sweetness? Found these in a little shop in Celadon City. My Pokémon can't get enough of them. They're pretty good."

Takuyas mouth watered as she looked at the treat and gladly took it. "T-Thanks!" Takuya mumbled and took a bite, slowly melting into the treat- "So where you from? I'm from Goldenrod City in Johto." Takuya smiled, and nodded. "I'm from Violet City, Johto." Takuya said, and realized they grew up not to far apart from each other.

"Left home about a year ago to Kanto, the first step in proving that I'm the greatest trainer there is. I started challenging the gyms. After I got my Earth Badge I was about ready to head back to Johto to challenge the gyms there, but V here came, and told me I was his first draft pick as a Gladiator."

Aiden said, and just when Takuya was about to tell him her story, he said: "And I'm oversharing aren't I?" Takuya shook her head and smiled.

"I never really had experience but the gym leader where I grew up taught me a lot of tricks, and I actually beat him! I never traveled anywhere serious, and Darkrai always visted me in my dreams so when he asked me to become his Gladiator I said yes, after all Sneasel and him are my only friends."

Takuya blurted out, then took another bite of the treat, as her eyes trailed over to Sneasel and Charmander.. And a Spheal? She shrugged it off, and looked back at Aiden and Victini.

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"Um....hi. I'm, uh, Heath, Articuno's Gladiator. And this is Tundra. I...uh don't do social gathering much anymore it's a....hassle. So I'm a little rusty on the small talk." Maeve nodded, she understood perfectly. "I guess I'm not what you'd call a social butterfly."

"Go on. He's more...outgoing I guess. I like my solitude, but if I didn't talk to someone at least once he'd be tugging at my pant leg all day. He's a brat like that." Maeve shrugged. "I know what you mean. Absol's always dragging me into social situations. I guess Pokemon are friendlier because they don't judge, like humans. Maybe?"

Maeve looked over at two Gladiators, a boy and a girl, talking to each other. "I'd never be able to just hit it off with someone like that." She said a little wistfully, motioning to the two blondes. She turned back to Heath, realizing that she hadn't even introduced herself.

"Oh! Of course. I'm Maeve," as she spoke, Mewtwo materialized in a burst of purple psychic power, "and this is Mewtwo, my Legendary. I know how the non-social thing is. I'd be much more... dark, less friendly, if I wasn't so excited."

Turning to Mewtwo, she smiled. "You are so dramatic, Mewtwo." "Well, how else am I supposed to command the respect I so deserve?" Mewtwo projected his thoughts so Heath could hear too, something that only Psychic legendaries could do."Sorry, Your Majesty. Would you like me to build you a throne of other Gladiators?" She joked sarcastically, and Mewtwo winked. "Sure. They'll all bow before us when we're the very best!"

Maeve smiled and shook her head. She hoped that their crazy competitiveness wouldn't drive their only hope at a friend away. "So, Heath. Can you summon Articuno yet, or are you guys not that close...?" Maeve couldn't really summon Mewtwo, but she could send him little mental nudges. He usually came when she wanted, but he'd made it clear that he wasn't her little dog to call about as she pleased. That was fine by her.

"Sorry if I talk too much. Me and Mewtwo just poke fun at each other a lot."

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Aiden listened to Takuya talk about her experiences. He was a little surprised that she hadn't traveled or any such things. And here he thought that all the Gladiators were extremely powerful trainers. But were any of the others as experienced as her in battling, or were they more battle tested like him? Nonetheless there must be something special about her if she's known Darkrai since childhood. But that made him wonder about the others. Did they know their legendary since childhood too? While he and Victini undoubtedly have a strong bond, he's only known him for a short time.

He was a little surprised that she said only Darkrai, and her Sneasel were her only friends. "Really? They were your only friends? I find that hard to believe. You're beautiful, and pretty nice, you had to have more friends than that." Aiden stated. "Just look at those cheeks. Freaking adorable." He said as he pinched her cheeks softly. He then folded his arms behind his head. "Although I'm not one to talk. I only had a couple of friends. Growing up I was so focused on becoming the greatest trainer that I am today." He chuckled a bit as he thought back. "My best friend was my Mom's Zigzagoon, Ziggy. I remember taking her out every Saturday to challenge trainers coming through town to challenge the gym leader."

"Only problem, Ziggy's the sweetest thing on four legs. Didn't have a mean bone in her body. She isn't one for battling."
Aiden continued to chuckle as he thought more about it. "She'd just try to play with the other Pokémon. The trainers would just laugh, which only made me mad, and I'd kick them in the shin, grab Ziggy, and run away. Mom was not happy." Aiden continued to chuckle. Admittedly he was a little embarrassed about that last part.

"So you've known Darkrai for awhile huh? Yeah, I haven't known V here for too long. Turns out he had been following me in Kanto since I got my first badge. He said that he was drawn to my determination, and my rather impressive win record." Aiden said as he leaned back a bit, obviously proud of himself. "Not to toot my own horn, but I'm pretty awesome. V told me that if and when I win this thing I'd get a shot at the big guy himself. What trainer in their right mind wouldn't jump at that, even if you weren't given a choice about it?" He said, oozing confidence.

Victini smiled at Aiden's confidence in winning this competition. Victini's timid nature was easily eclipsed by Aiden's confidence, and self-assuredness. Something that made the two a good team. And though they don't have the history the pair before them have, they have a undeniable connection. Aiden looked over at the Pokémon playing around. "Huh, wonder who's Absol, and Spheal that is?"



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"Yeah, me and Articuno aren't exactly the best of friends. I didn't even want to do this. But you know, we aren't given much of a choice." Heath admitted. "I'm not much of a battler. I'm.....a performer. A coordinator. I'd rather be in a contest then a battle." Heath stated. He then realized that he's a bit of a contradiction, being a master coordinator, and someone who prefers the solitude. "I'm a little confusing huh?"

"So...uh how long have you known Mewtwo?"
Heath asked. "I met Articuno first when I was little. Do you know the old folk tales about him? Legends say he appears to lost hikers right when their about to freeze to death, and fly them to safety." Heath explained. "When I was younger I fancied myself as a explorer. I'm from a small town in Kalos called Dendemille Town. Just north of the town is the Frost Cavern. I decided to check it out one night, and it just so happened a pretty bad blizzard was coming in."

"The last thing I remember before blacking out in the storm was great big blue wings. Then the next thing I know I was awake in my own bed."
Heath explained as he ran his fingers through his hair. "It wasn't until recently I even saw Articuno again. I was in my cabin out near Snowpoint City in Sinnoh when he came by, and I was told that I have to represent Articuno in this competition."

Heath then looked over to the two blondes that Maeva pointed out. "Yeah, sometimes I wish I was as...friendly as people like them." He stated. But then the blonde guy pinched the girl's cheek. "But then again, sometimes solitude is preferable."