Making Wishes Come True [Dying Wish] Apr 23, 2020 6:56:16 GMT 11
Post by alyssaimagine on Apr 23, 2020 6:56:16 GMT 11
Faith was absolutely exhausted. Her first day as a Pokemon Trainer was more eventful than she had ever imagined, and not in the ways she would have preferred. It had been absolutely draining, and she would never have anticipated having to help a screaming child get back a toy from a Pokemon. It had been too much for the young adult to handle for the first time out of her house. She was used to being isolated and had never been that near a tantruming child before today. After all, her mother would always drag her away whenever a child near her did, in fact, cry. Her mother had always been around, watching the place like a hawk. She had always known that mother wasn't far away, and she had hated it. It felt so restrictive growing when she'd only wanted freedom.
The older she'd gotten, the less she was able to spend any time at all with other kids, even with her mother. As time had gone by her mother had seen her daughter's interest of Pokemon, and had blamed it on the neighborhood kids putting such thoughts and dreams into her daughter's head. By the time she was a pre-teen, she only had the lab to go to, and even there most of it wasn't a place she could be. Her mother had made sure that even at the lab, she couldn't be near Pokemon and could only ever interact with the Professors. On days when kids would be able to get their first Pokemon, she was not allowed to step foot into the lab. She was lucky enough to have made friends with one of the low workers in the lab who would let her read books about Pokemon there.
It wasn't long before she was haulted by another child, and she almost walked right past him anyway. She doubted she could handle another event like the last, but the child's insistent coughing stopped her in her tracks. She turned back towards him, and looked him over. It was probably just a cold, right? She looked at him, uncertain. Then he began talking, and the more he talked, the more she felt like the earth beneath her feet should swallow her whole. She'd lived her life resentful toward her mother for disallowing her near anything Pokemon related, but as she was listening, she realized that maybe some people had it worse than even she did. At least, this kid wasn't the spoiled kid she had met earlier who would be a Pokemon Trainer as soon as he was old enough to.
No, this kid was dying and it appeared nothing would be able to save his life. He would likely never reach her age, and never be able to be a real Pokemon Trainer, and all he wanted was to see the different forms of a Pokemon. He was even giving her a Pokemon in order to accomplish the task, and she could hardly tell the kid no, now could she? She was able to emphasize more with this kid than the previous one. This kid knew pain, maybe he even knew it in ways Faith couldn't comprehend, and she knew pain too. With this kid, she hoped she could save his life, but knew that there was no likely chance of it. He looked bad, and she wanted to make it go away. She wanted to ensure that he could raise that Pokemon himself, and see all the different forms on his own.
Unfortunately, she could tell by the look on his face that this was serious. Besides, she was merely eighteen years old and had no medical experience whatsoever. She'd looked at lab books from a Pokemon lab, not medical books from a hospital. She was well aware of the fact that she could do nothing to spare this child. Still, she didn't want to give up. For now, she would just help him with what he needed. During her Pokemon Journey, she could ask hospitals about the situation. Maybe she would find a Doctor who could help, and she knew that was more likely if she were more powerful. Than she could probably meet all types of people, and maybe one of them could help a single sick kid. She hoped. Faith wouldn't tell the kid this, however. She didn't want to give him empty promises, she'd had enough people give her those growing up. Sayings to make someone feel better, but without support, backing, or understanding of the situation.
Like the kids who told her she could just be a Pokemon Trainer when she was ten and leave her mother then. Or millions of related ways, or the kid who said they would help sneak her out of the house. Stuff that never happened. Things that would never happen. She hoped to find the kid some help, but knew it wasn't likely, so she wouldn't promise. She would just do it if she could, and she hoped that she would be successful.
"I'll take good care of your Scatterbug," she assured him. "I'll do my best to make sure you can see all the different forms, and when this one grows up, you'll definitely be able to see it."
That's all she could do for now. It's all the help she could give him, and she would keep to those promises. She would try her hardest and if he died before she could do it, well then, she'd still find a way for this kid.
OT: Kent (NPC)
Attacks: Tackle, String Shot