Fuchsia City | morning
The hum of the engine could be heard as Oak drove passed the Safari Zone and into Fuchsia City. Oak remembered the life in the city before the infection started to spread. He remembered all of the people he talked to and ate lunch with. He could picture the memories in his mind as if they had only happened yesterday. Oak closed his eyes as he tried to bring the memory of the town back in his mind. He pictured the courtyard full of life and the many tourists who came to see the nature and wildlife of the Safari Zone. As Oak opened his eyes, he saw a devastating sight: the world he once knew with all of the people he remembered was now filled with bloody corpses and remnants of wonderful architecture. Oak slowly stopped the car as he approached the middle of the town. As the car stopped, he stared at the limbs and organs strewn all over the road and sidewalks. Oak stared with his eyes wide open at the faces of the people that were butchered. One sight caught his attention. "No...Marcia..." He stared at what was left of one of his colleagues. Professor Oak knew this woman. She was very intelligent and funny. "She--she must have come to help me escape from the Safari Zone." Oak's shocked face stayed until tears filled his eyes. Oak slammed the steering wheel of the car with his hands and laid his head down on the top of the wheel as he wept for his old friend. "Why...Why did she have to die like that," Oak said as he continued crying. Her eyes were still open with her head severed from the rest of her body. Oak gasped and silenced his weeping. Only Scyther’s blade could make that clean of a cut. Oak knew that Scyther attacked silently and without warning.
Oak heard the clank of a metal bar in the direction of the crushed building next to him. He forced his foot down on the gas pedal and the car took off with amazing speed. Oak ran over all manner of dead pokemon and humans as he drove the car through the town. He heard the buzzing of the Scyther's wings as it pursued the jeep. The pursuer was getting farther and farther behind as Oak maneuvered the jeep around rubble and broken down cars. Oak made it out of the city and crossed the bridge between Route 18 and Route 17 until he finally stopped the car. Oak could no longer here his deadly pursuer; so, he took out his town map with haste and looked for the quickest route to Johto. If only I had a—no a boat would be too dangerous with all of the infested waters around the Kanto region. Oak decided to take the road through Celadon City and make his way to Viridian City.
Great. Now I’m stuck in this cage with no way to escape the Dratini thought as it moved around in the darkness. The pond sounds really good right now. I don’t know why I left just to end up her. I would rather be in the pond than in this cage. I have no idea where I am or where I am going. I just hope this ‘professor’ is something I could trust. I wonder what happened to Toyi and Roann. As thoughts filled the Dratini’s head, the professor pulled the tarp from the cage. Rays of pale moonlight filled the cage along with the smell he was so used to: the smell of the night’s mist in the forest. Oak laid his hand on the top of the cage. The professor leaned himself on the head of the seat as he spoke. “Y’know something…I haven’t given you a name yet,” the professor said as he grinned. “Let’s see what I could name you.” The professor looked up into the sky and closed his eyes. Surprisingly, he could hear the chirping of some of the bug pokemon in the forest. “That is strange. I guess some of the pokemon of the forest are still alive even after the infection.” The professor continued to meditate and listen to the echoing chirps of the forest. “I’ve got it,” the professor said as he turned his head to look at the Dratini. “Echo…that is what you will be called.” The professor removed his hand from the cage and sat back down on the seat. “We’d better get some sleep. We have to travel to Mt. Mortar in the morning.”
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