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Serah Murphy

Chill girl with a Stunfisk pal.

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a character in “Pokemon Adventure: The Hasonii Region”, originally authored by Senpai, as played by RolePlayGateway

Description

Name: Serah Murphy
Starter: Stunfisk, named "Louie"
Personality: Serah is rather lax about everything. She'd enjoy spending an afternoon sitting around with a few people she likes over anything else in the world. She loves to have fun, and has a soft spot for children. She is a bit tomboy-ish in the sense that she doesn't mind getting dirty, or rough-housing. Her speech is not the most “lady-like” either. She is very protective of anyone she deems worthy to be in her "family," which is really just the people she calls friends. On the topic of friends, she's not very quick to trust. But she does put faith in her friends, and will often believe in her friends' judgments and decisions. She also offers advice, but is usually either very cryptic or very personal.

Serah is very spacey. She stares off at nothing in particular often. She can be slow to respond to people and often can give off a vibe similar to one high on weed. Though she is not, assured. She is very fond of lighthouses as well (explained in history).

History: Unlike a lot of children in Unova, Serah never got to go on her Pokémon journey when she turned ten. This is because living in a poor family in Driftveil City, her parents didn't have the cash to let her travel to Nuvema Town safely. Her mother working in the market selling herbs and father cleaning the gym for a living, money was never something that they had. Serah was always naturally calm and level-headed, though. Her mother says it has to be genetic somewhere. Serah, instead of complaining about her lack of money and Pokémon, found other outlets. She made some friends and they often hung out in the lighthouse across from the gym.

Her mother and father put what money that didn't go to food into lotto tickets. Serah always thought that this was stupid, but never said a word about it. Especially when they actually won a few thousand Poké off of it. But then they went and gambled it off again. Serah didn't like it, especially since they were gone for a week. But they returned with happy faces. They had earned a fortune. Well, enough to move to a small house in this new region they'd had their eyes set on. Always being a go-with-the-flow kind of girl, Serah said goodbye to her friends. And she said goodbye to her lighthouse. They were off to Hasonii.

Again, she grew bored upon arriving. A week of nothing getting done, nothing happening. So she requested from her parents that she be allowed to start a Pokemon journey. Having already told her no once, they couldn't find it in them to say no again. With what remaining funds they had leftover from the gambling wins, they got her a coach to the professor's lab to get a starter and to get started. Along her journey, she accidentally stepped on a Stunfisk. Much to her dismay, and anyone else who'd ever stepped on a Stunfisk, she received a powerful electric shock. But rather than being angry, Serah thought he was a cool little guy. She gave him a name and started to head back, but the Stunfisk followed her. Not one to turn him down, she smiled and happily welcomed the little guy along on her journey. She later bought a Pokéball for him once she arrived in the Professor's town. Now she is to arrive and meet the professor.
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CURRENT PARTY:
  1. -Louie the Stunfisk. Gender: Male. Level: 7. Ability: Static. Nature: Quiet.
    -MOVES: Bide, Tackle, Water Gun, Flail.

So begins...

Serah Murphy's Story

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The term "Magikarp out of water" was especially suitable for young Serah Murphy right now. Fresh from another region, the fourteen-year-old girl from Unova was now rather lost in the region known as Hasonii. She had no idea of any locations nearby, what Pokemon were to be found here, what the people were even like... She had lived here for a week with her parents before leaving home. In that time, she managed to encounter a strange, silly-looking Pokemon that she remembered named Stunfisk. She had never heard of them existing outside of Unova and Kalos, so it was interesting to find a familiar Pokemon so far from home. But regardless of being lost and having no idea where she was, Serah was surprisingly calm. In fact, she looked pretty happy.

She found herself along a dirt path. There were trees along it to make it feel as if there was a forest, but beyond them was an empty green field, save for some scattered Pokémon like Zigzagoon and Sentret and other rodent-esque creatures. It was pleasant out today for certain. Serah began whistling a rather jubilant tune as she walked. She was on her way to find the professor of the region, in search of answers and maybe potential help. She, despite being a bit older than most new trainers, was looking to start on a journey herself and see her new region with new friends and Pokémon. That seemed to be what would quell her boredom. And with a soft smile on her face and a gaze set on before her, she was ready. She knew it.

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Lost. Was she lost? She had to be, but really, who could figure out where they were going surrounded by nothing but grass and trees! It all looked the same to Koko. Feeling defeated the girl let out a sigh and looked up to the bright blue sky, moving a hand up to shield her eyes from the sun and muttering to herself, "Least the weather's nice..."

With a shake of her head she attempted to shake her melancholy feelings away and take another step down the dirt path before her. She had been told by more than one of her family members that she'd never make it and of course Koko herself had her own doubts as well, most things she tried didn't end up working out. Will I really be alright by myself? She wondered as she glanced down at the red and white pokeball at her side. Well, I guess I'm -technically- not alone...

A small smile graced her features at that reassuring thought, prompting her to press onward with a renewed vigor. She however quickly found herself tripped up as she spotted a figure in the distance walking in the opposite direction as her. Stopped dead in her tracks, all she could really tell from here was that it was a girl. Is... That a trainer? If our eyes meet does that mean we have to fight?! Is that really the rule or did grandpa just make it up?! She groaned and shook her head as she panicked over this rather simple and normal encounter. Still agonizing over the possibilities in her head she stood dead center in the dirt road with her eyes closed tight, her body slightly hunched over, and her arms crossed over her chest, totally oblivious to the stranger's continued approach.

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Shortly after Serah had turned her head away from the grassy landscape filled with cuter Pokemon, she saw another figure coming up from the opposite side of the path. "Oh, great. A local. Hopefully I'll be able to ask for some directions or something." She smiled softly and raised her hand as she approached the other girl. She seemed kind of cute at first glance, and about the same age as Serah herself. That seemed a bit reassuring to her, made her more easy to think about talking to. At least, that was her first thought.

Serah stopped a few feet in front of the girl. And for about a minute she was dead silent, trying to analyze the image in front of her. Was this girl in pain? Frozen in the middle of the road so suddenly, it was bizarre. She almost looked... concerned? Serah couldn't completely discern the situation. "Uhm... Hi. Are you... y'know, okay there? In pain or whatever?" She hesitates a moment before stepping closer and placing her hand on the girl's shoulder. She noticed that the girl wore an eyepatch and that her visible eye was closed tight. "Can I help you at all? Do you need some Fresh Water or somethin', maybe?" Serah's expression was simple with a raised eyebrow of concern.

As the idea of fleeing entered the distressed girl's rampant train of thought her mind was called back into the real world at the sound of the girl's voice calling out to her. It was too late now, she was done for. In her panic she missed the details of the girl's words and with all the courage she could muster she began to attempt to force words out from her stammering lips. This effort was quickly silenced as she felt a presence on her shoulder followed by a string of inquiries from the stranger. Finally, in a great burst of air Koko's mouth opened and made a sound, ""Haaa!..."

It wasn't intelligible, but it was something. Feeling somewhat relieved at the exodus of her great breath she forced open her eyes and looked up at the girl. Her expression was one of confusion and concern, in truth Kokoro wasn't sure what she was expecting to find when she opened her eyes but this certainly wasn't the terrifying visage of a jaded and grizzled trainer seeking to take down her poor little Waldstein. As if just now finally realizing how foolish she must have looked Koko took a step back and wiped a considerable amount of sweat from her brow before adjusting her eyepatch and putting on a surprisingly composed expression. With a shallow bow of her head she spoke, "Good afternoon. I uh... Apologize for causing you concern. I appreciate the offer but I'm definitely fine... Uh, well, aside from being totally lost. Heh." She rubbed the back of her neck nervously before glancing around the area, awkwarly avoiding eye contact.

Serah's gaze would not change from one of concern, but it did seem to lessen a bit. "Well, alright. If you say so." That was her only response before standing in silence for another moment. "Don't even sweat worrying me or whatnot. It's just in my nature to be concerned for people, I guess. And you really don't have to speak so formally to me, y'know? I'm not an adult and I won't be one any time soon." She offers a somewhat awkward smile in an attempt to lighten the atmosphere only to find it wasted as the girl was not even looking at her. Serah cleared her throat quickly before speaking again. "It's a shame you're lost, though. I am too. I'm trying to find my way to the professor of this region. To be perfectly honest, I have no idea where they are. I'm kinda just wandering aimlessly." That awkward smile became emphasized by an awkward chuckle as she grabbed hold of her own elbow and swayed a bit at the hip. It felt so awkward. Serah normally wasn't one to even notice something like that, but this girl was just... odd, for lack of a better known word to her. "You, uh, wouldn't have happened to meet that professor anywhere, would you have? It's kind of important that I find them." Rubbing at her arm a bit, she couldn't help but find herself feeling curious about the other girl's eyepatch. Did she get into an accident and suffer an injury? Or perhaps it was a birth defect? "Oh! I'm Serah, by the way. Good to meetcha." She extended her hand to the girl, lax and rather informal despite it being an offering for a handshake. There seemed to be a smile in her eyes as she attempted to break this strange atmosphere that she really did not like.

Koko's posture relaxed some upon hearing the girl's words regarding formality. It was something she had tended to fall back on when she was uncertain of how to act, it made for quite a convenient and socially acceptable mask to wear in most any situation. Willing her wandering gaze to refocus upon the stanger before her she cleared her throat before noticing and returning the small smile. "Professor..." She tapped her chin in thought before giving a small shrug and continuing. "My grandfather mentioned a professor pretty often when he told me stories about his time as a trainer but... I figure chances are he's retired or passed away by now though." As she wracked her brains for memories of this professor and his potential location the girl introduced herself as Serah. This prompted a blink from Kokoro as she realized she also hadn't properly introduced yet, "Oh! Nice to meet you too Serah, I'm Kokoro Hanabasa, but uh, Koko is fine if that's hard to say, heh." A hint of confusion crossed her features as she glanced down at the proffered hand, she hesitated for just a moment before reaching out to take it gingerly and uncertainly in her own before looking up into Serah's eyes with a serious expression, quite unsure of what to do next.

'This is probably the most uncomfortable conversation of my life.' Serah thought to herself as she gave Kokoro's hand a single shake before withdrawing her hand. "Koko it is, then." Not that Kokoro was particularly hard to remember, but Serah was just fond of nicknames and using longer names like that was more of a bother than anything else. But with that all said and done and Koko having no real help to offer on the professor, Serah sighed and visibly slumped forward in disappointment. Her hair an arms would fall limp, at the mercy of gravity and a rolling breeze. "That really sucks, actually. I'm so lost. Like, I'm not even from this region, y'know? I just moved here from Unova. I probably should have found a map or something before I left home. No one to blame but myself, I guess..." That would be enough reason to not recognize the Hanabasa name, a family rather well-known and respected. The name prompted no real reaction out of Serah. "So uh, if you're sure you're okay, I'm going to keep traveling. I really should try and find a town or some safe place to camp out for the night before it gets dark. Certain you don't need no water or nothin'?" Serah was not entirely sure if she wanted to be around this odd girl any longer or not. She liked odd people for certain, but this one was a different breed of odd than she normally liked. More introverted and awkward.

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~CALLING ALL TRAINERS ON YOUR TRAINERPODS~
A CAVE HAS BEEN DISCOVERED. AN ANCIENT CAVERN THAT CAN ONLY BE OPENED BY HAVING ALL 8 GYM BADGES AND A CHAMPION'S MEDAL! UNTOLD TREASURES ARE SAID TO BE INSIDE! GOOD LUCK TRAINERS! IT IS BEHIND THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!
~END OF TRANSMISSION~

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A frown formed across Koko's lips as she watched the girl deflate before her at Koko's lack of helpful knowledge. With several stops of hesitation along the way, Kokoro reached forward to pat the girl's shoulder much like she had done for herself not long ago. "I'm uh... Really sorry, that sounds rough." Being unsure of when it would be appropriate to remove her hand from Serah's shoulder she simply opted to leave it there. "You know... If you can read maps I do have one, it's uh... Not been much use to me so far..." As the girl metioned her continued travels the thought that she'd end up alone again crossed her mind, she hadn't even realized how relieved she had felt just talking with someone. It was something she didn't want to let just slip through her fingers and as her resolve hardened so did her grip on Serah's shoulder tighten. "Uh, you know it's safer to travel in a group! And you know, if you can read maps I've got one! It's a... Win-win situation, right?" Though she didn't want to come across as desperate desparation is indeed what she felt. If she wanted to take this whole 'trainer' thing seriously she'd have to find the professor as well, and right now this seemed like the most promising route for her. On her own Koko was always a failure, she had learned to rely on others early and was not afraid to do so, even now. "Uh... Please?" With that she casted her gaze up into Serah's eyes once more with her large, puppy-like blue eye.

'Dear goodness, that look... I literally can't say no to that.' Not that Serah was extremely opposed to a little company, but that expression was impossible to resist. As Kokoro probably intended, she was like a little lost puppy that needed guidance and attention. Being around Koko was not completely unpleasant and she was at the very least kind. Serah sighed and ruffled the other girl's hair with her hand as it left her shoulder. "Okay, okay, okay. I'll travel with ya for a while. But in return, ya gotta stop being so formal, alright? It's a bit off-putting. We're gonna be friends. It's not like I'm your granny or somethin'." She offered a smile this time before fishing around on her belt. Popping off a red-and-white ball that should be familiar to anyone alive in the world, she pressed the button in the center and let the Pokéball enlarge to full size. "If you're gonna be traveling with me, you should probably meet my little friend as well. Come on out, Louie!" She tossed the Pokéball above her head, letting it erupt into a burst of light, a red beam emitting from it and taking shape beside Serah. In but a second's time, a small and flat creature would be laying beside her. The strange and rather silly-looking brown blob would look up at Koko with a rather blank expression. He held his stare for a solid minute before his strange beak-like mouth would curl up in a smile, his eyes even seeming to shape into smiles themselves as he let out a rather bizzare-sounding cry. The exclamation point design on its back curled up as his tail went into the air and lightning bolt-shaped fins tucked into his body like a happy bird. Serah would laugh and crouch down to scratch under his chin. "This is Louie, my Stunfisk. He seems to already like you." The Stunfisk seemed to take great pleasure in the scratches, letting out a low, hummed version of its cry.

At the sensation of Serah's hand atop her head Koko closed her eyes and let her own hand fall away from the girl's shoulder and back to her side. It was a comforting sensation that, despite Serah's words, conjured up memories of Kokoro's time with her grandmother. Smiling and looking happy enough that she might cry her clear blue eyes shot open upon hearing Serah's agreeance to taking Koko along. "You got it Serah!" With a wide grin she wrapped her arms around the girl's torso without hesitation, "You'll be glad to have be along, I promise! I make some really good tea!" Pulling herself away she spent a moment to collect herself before looking curiously to the Pokéball Serah had pulled from her belt. The light show that followed was impressive to the young girl despite it's rather mundane nature to most. With heavy anticipation she waited for the light to clear to see what wondrous Pokémon would emerge!... What she saw however simply earned a slow, dumb blink from the girl. She tilted her head curiously at the odd creature that sat before her whose stare only matched her own. The creature was in no way elegant or even cool, but its appearance held an undeniable charm that Kokoro couldn't quite put her finger on. As Louie cried out and smiled Kokoro followed Serah's suit and leaned down as well to get a closer look at the Stunfisk. "Well! Nice to meet you Louie." After spending a moment to acquaint herself with Louie she reached back to her side and retrieved a Pokéball of her own.

With a press at the central button and a toss into the air Koko shouted, "Come on out Wally!" From the stream of light formed a floating orb surrounded by wispy purple gas that floated about shoulder height. "This is my Gastly, Waldstein."" The Gastly's gaze wandered lazily from Koko and over towards Serah, the mischievous glint in its eyes was undeniable but it seemed that it would behave for now. Kokoro gave a glance between Waldstein and Louie a few times before giving a small frown, "I can't scratch mine. No fair." Waldstein let out a cry in response to that, almost sounding a bit like a laugh as it began to wisp around in circles around the group.

Serah's eyes would widen with interest at the wispy creature with the mischievous glint in its eyes. "Gastly." She repeated. Before now, she'd never encountered a Ghost-type before. It interested her to say the very least. It would be more accurate to say that she was fascinated with it. "You're a pretty cool dude there, Waldstein. It's great to meet you. I'm sure Louie feels the same." Looking to her friend, she'd find that the opposite was in fact the truth. Louie was seriously unhappy with that creature floating around in the air so free. Without a command, he prepared and launched a Tackle attack, only to find himself going straight through the purple Pokémon. He tried it once more before Serah recalled him without warning, shrinking the Pokéball and putting it back on her belt. "I am so sorry. I have no idea what came over him. He's normally so carefree and relaxed. Super chill, y'know? He must not like Wally for some reason." Her expression was definitely confused. Louie had really only ever been kind to other Pokémon. The Sentret and Poliwags and even Diglets. The pieces weren't really fitting together as she tried to figure out what was up with him.

Kokoro's eyes widened as she watched the two Pokémon interact, she didn't seem particularly alarmed or upset. Waldstein seemed to feel quite the contrary as it cried and cackled at Louie's futile efforts, apparently finding the whole ordeal quite amusing. As the Stunfisk was recalled Koko raised a brow and scratched idly at her cheek, "Hm... Well I wouldn't worry too much about it, Wally doesn't seem to mind." Her head inclined slightly to the side as Waldstein floated gently down to the ground and willed his purple wispy smoke into the rough shape of a Stunfisk and started flopping about. "What a weird-o..." She shook her head and recalled Wally back to his ball before turning her focus back on Serah. "Well uh... Did you wanna see the map now or should we just get moving to find some place to rest? I'm not really sure how many more hours of daylight we have... And my legs are already pretty tired if I'm honest." A sigh passed through her lips as she reached to her pack and rummaged through it for some time before pulling out a plastic tube and popping it open. With a little convincing and a few smacks the old looking paper map slid free from its protective case and Koko handed it over in Serah's direction. "Here you go."

"Oh. Right, yeah. I'll figure this out." She muttered as she took the map from Koko. It was certainly not difficult to read at all and the fact that Koko was confused by it confused Serah a little bit, but she said nothing and turned around from where she was originally walking from. "I missed a fork in the road before. It looks like it'll take us to the nearest town. It shouldn't be more than a couple hours, I think... Yeah. Looks about right. Come on, then. Follow me." Serah turned around and motioned forward with two fingers for Kokoro to follow suit. This would begin the partnership of the two girls Serah and Kokoro as they head towards the town known as Ashen City for a night's reprieve...