Post by alyssaimagine on Apr 19, 2020 16:32:05 GMT 11
Some people may have mixed emotions when leaving home to go on their Pokemon Journey, but this wasn't the case for Faith. She had no regrets when it came to leaving this place behind, and she didn't even know if she would come back. Her home life wasn't exactly normal, and she couldn't be happier to be free from the burden that home represented. In fact, she didn't know if she would ever settle down anywhere. For the last eighteen years all she could do was read, exercise (inside the home, of course), and play board games. The latter of which became boring years ago. For the first time in life, she was going to be free. Getting her first Pokemon was the very first step, then she would leave this place behind there.
It had been an eventful day. Her mother had no idea what was coming, because Faith had never told her. She had simply picked up her prepacked bag and turned to leave the house. Of course, her mother wasn't just going to sit there and take it. She'd demanded to know exactly where Faith thought she was going. After all, her mother had ruled this household for years, and no one would stand up to her before. Naturally, she didn't think things would ever turn out differently. She'd had Faith's life all figured out for her! If Faith didn't find a nice boy in town herself to marry, well she had plans and would initiate. The idea that Faith would have other ideas, well that wasn't something her mother considered. After that argument years ago, her daughter had been absolutely perfect. She didn't plead, she simply obeyed.
Today things had completely changed. Faith picked up her things, left the room, and then she was out the door. All she managed to tell her mother was, "I'm eighteen now. I don't have to listen anymore. I'm getting my first Pokemon." That's all, and then she left. Her mother had chased her outside, and cried. To any onlooker, Faith may have appeared heartless. They didn't know what life was like inside that house. She had barely been allowed to leave it for eighteen years! All she'd had were brief periods spent in the lab, and that was only because her father worked there. Not that he had paid her any attention when she was there, of course. Eventually, her mother had ran over to the lab and told her father what had happened. He was too busy with the lab to care, but her mother had made a scene. She had screamed, she had begged, and she had demanded that Faith not be allowed to go.
However, things were not in her favor. Faith was legally able to do whatever she wanted to now, and she was given her Pokemon. She had already decided what Pokemon it would be years ago, so there was no need to hesitate or debate those details either. She didn't even say a word to her mother while she was in the lab. She just focused on the Professor and the lab assistants, who she felt were probably surprised with this turn of events. Being a small town, she was sure this scene would be gossiped about for a long while, but none of that was no longer any of Faith's concern. She listened to nothing, but what the Professor said to her. Then, just like earlier in the house, she turned around, thanked the Professor and the lab assistant who had been friendly to her for those years of imprisonment, and then walked right out the door. She didn't even spare her mother so much as a single glance.
It wasn't that she didn't love her mother. She did, in her own way. It wasn't the same as everyone else. She loved her mother from afar. She understood her mother was protective and irrational and that made her resent her mother and love her less than she probably should. She couldn't stand to hate her, though. Even though she had imprisoned her, she had also taken care of. It wasn't like she wasn't fed, or clothed, and she understood that her mother did it to protect her. This led to a very strange relationship, one that Faith didn't even have fully figured out yet. There was anger, and there was resentment, but somewhere there was love too. It just wasn't enough to stop her. She was showing her mother that absolutely nothing would get in her way, and she was not going to put with that nonsense anymore.
Due to the circumstances, she wouldn't let her Pokemon outside of the ball just yet. The last thing she wanted was her mother scaring what was likely going to be her best friend. After all, they would be together non stop and rely on each other, and she had read books before. That's what friends were. So, she waited. It wasn't long before her mother had barged out of the lab and she definitely made a scene of following her, but eventually she gave up when a few neighbors came over and began trying to calm her down. Eventually, everyone was likely to talk about it, but for now, they helped and Faith was finally able to make it outside the town. She paused for a few seconds, took a few deep breaths, and then took out her pokeball. Truth be told, she was nervous now. What if her Charmander hated her? What if her mom suddenly ran towards them, screaming like a crazy person? That would terrify the poor Pokemon! She couldn't wait any longer, though. Pokemon may attack her, she knew, and only her Charmander could protect her. She let the Pokemon out.
"Char?" It looked around, obviously confused. It was taking in its surroundings, and Faith remained quiet for the time. She didn't want to startle her new friend. It turned towards her. "Char...Charmander!" Her worries melted the moment it ran over to her, excitement on its face. She had no idea why it seemed so eager, so excited, but that was fine. It pulled at her leg, and she grinned down at it, before she tentatively reached out her hand and pet its head.
"Ready to begin our journey together?" She questioned it, and while she didn't know if it had understood her not, she was pleased with its excited reply. "Charmander! Char! Char!"
Finally, their journey was beginning.