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Old 11-25-2010, 02:50 PM   #3
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A Very Lil' Blue Christmas

♪ ♫ Hmm Hmm Hmmhmm ♪ ♫ Hmm Hmm Hmmhmm ♪ ♫ On Sapphire Island’s Southern Beach a boy with short brown hair hummed a merry tune as he strolled through the new fallen snow near the water’s edge. A cool breeze blew in from the adjacent ocean causing him to instinctively pull the green-and-white-striped scarf he wore around his neck tighter in an effort to keep out the intrusive cold.

Born and raised in the tropical climates of Pacifidlog Town, Hoenn, it wouldn’t have been surprising for the lad to bemoan his current meteorological state of affairs. However things were quite the contrary. Whether it was the prospect of getting to spend Christmas with friends and his Pokemon, or simply that the novelty of snow hadn't worn off yet, the boy’s spirits had never been higher. He was enjoying his wintry walk immensely despite the cool temperatures. Snow-capped trees dotted the region; while waterfalls of ice dazzling along frozen streams made for a breath-taking sight. The lad gaped in amazement at the beauty of his surroundings. Wrapped in an immense blanket of white, the chilly countryside gave off an air of purity and simplicity.

Clad in a black jacket, black trousers, and white adidas running shoes, the trainer William Hale paused momentarily as he thought to himself that today marked just over two years since he had arrived in the curious land of FB seeking to bury his former life and start over fresh. Two Christmases ago he traveled here under his middle name, Benjamin, hoping that one day he would finally be able to put his checkered past behind him.

During his short time in the land of FB, Will had gone on many strange adventures, encountered a variety of Pokemon, and met a number of unforgettable people. Time and again he found himself in situations where he had been given the opportunity to fight for justice, help those in need, and stand up for the defenseless. Though he didn’t know what the new year held in store for himself and his Pokemon comrades, he knew in his heart that he would continue his quest to lend aid to anyone who needed it, no matter what it cost him.

Lost in his thoughts of the future, Will stared absentmindedly for some time at the shoreline stretching out for miles before him. However, a loud bark suddenly snapped him out of his reverie, and he glanced down at the monochromatic she-wolf heeling patiently at his feet; her lolling tongue panting in and out rhythmically. Will kneeled down and tenderly scratched his loyal canine companion under her chin.

“Not much farther, girl,” he announced, his breath visible with each word. “Jessica’s place is just up ahead. We’re almost there.” In response, the Mightyena Hyneo playfully licked her trainer’s hand.

Straightening himself, Will turned to the lithe mystic standing nearby. “You ready, mate?!”

The Medicham Medeo grinned and nodded his head enthusiastically.

“Well then, what are we waiting for?!” Will exclaimed, motioning towards the rocky granite cliffs and secluded cove nearby. “I have a bad feeling we’re running late! Hopefully we haven’t missed all the fun!” Will whistled for Hyneo to follow them as he and Medeo set off at a trot.

* * *

Moments later, the three friends stood outside the door to the seaside hideaway. Will knocked and waited, listening to the muffled noise of conversation mixed with laughter and the occasional cries of Pokemon that issued from within....

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