The Birth Of A New Coordinator
Maddie Black was just a normal eleven year old girl. But one thing was, she hated pokemon. Pokemon to
her, were just little annoying pets who just said their name all day long!
Her mom wanted her to get a pokemon like everyone else, but she didn’t want a pokemon!
please!” Her mom pleaded. They were eating
dinner, meatloaf. “Please get a pokemon!”
“No mom!” Maddie
crossed her arms. “I’m not getting a pokemon!”
just too scared!” Her little brother, Matt, said.
“No I’m not!” Maddie
scowled. “I just don’t like pokemon! They’re just
little annoying pets who say their name all day!”
“Matthew! Stop pestering your sister!”
Mrs. Black snapped.
“Listen Margaret,” Mr. Black said,
referring to Mrs. Black. “If Maddie doesn’t want to
get a pokemon, she doesn’t need to get a pokemon!”
“But Maxwell,” Mrs. Black said,
referring Maxwell to Mr. Black. “If Maddie doesn’t
get a pokemon, then she will miss out on voyages and
meeting new acquaintances. You remember how we met. Do you not?”
“Mom! Dad!” Maddie
yelled, standing up. “I can make my own decisions! I’m not a baby like Matt!”
“Hey!” Matt exclaimed.
“Shut up!” Maddie
snapped. “I’m not making any decisions until you guys lay off!”
Maddie stormed out of the kitchen and they all sat quietly for five
minutes. “I forgot my food.” Maddie said. She
snatched her plate, napkin, silverware, and cup of water and stormed back into
She sat down at her desk and ate her
food in silence, holding back tears as she tore into her dim sum and fried
rice. When Maddie finished she put all of her dishes
in the sink and threw away her napkin. Then she ran back into her room when she
heard her mom and dad fighting. She threw herself onto her bed and started
crying into her pillow.
“This is all my
fault!” Maddie cried. “I should have just gotten a
Maddie whipped away her tears and lied down until she calmed down. I
probably have to get a pokemon, Maddie
thought, if I don’t then my parents won’t stop
Maddie went out of her room and confronted her parents. “Mom, Dad, I’ll
get a pokemon.” Maddie
“Oh! Maddie!” Mrs. Black cried,
squeezing Maddie in her arms.
Mr. Black looked at Maddie’s face to see many expressions one that said, I’m
happy you’re happy, another that said, I don’t want to get a pokemon! and one that said, Can
you stop hugging me now?
don’t have to do this.” Mr. Black said. Maddie
beamed at her father.
“You heard her! She actually wants
a pokemon! Let her choose her own choices!” Mrs.
Black said. Maddie frowned at that part, her mom said
she had to get a pokemon and now she says she
needs to make her own choices?
“I’ll make an appointment with
Professor Elm.” Mrs. Black said. “You, young lady need to see what pokemon you want! Go on your computer and find out!”
Maddie left quietly while her dad waited to hear her door close. “Maddie doesn’t want a pokemon,”
Mr. Black said when he heard the door close tight,
“She just decided to get one so we wouldn’t fight anymore.”
“Let her make her own decisions,
Maxwell.” Mrs. Black said.
“Margaret, you were pestering her
about getting a pokemon!” Mr. Black reminded her.
“Plus, she hates pokemon! You make somebody like Maddie appreciate them by force!”
“Maybe I can!” Mrs. Black said.
Maddie opened up her laptop to see what pokemon
she wanted. She didn’t really want a pokemon, but it
was the only way to stop her parents from fighting. Maddie
had a great relationship with her dad, but she didn’t even have an okay
relationship with her mother.
Maddie hated wearing skirts and dresses and liked more boy things. But
her mom wanted her to like more girly things. Maddie’s
dad excepted Maddie for who
she was, not just because she’s his birth daughter.
Maddie looked on the computer and looked at the pokemon
she could choose from. Either Chikorita,
Cyndaquil, or Totodile. She
looked at them through their evolutions and like Chikorita.
getting a pokemon!” Matt said sarcastically.
“Shut up!” Maddie
“Well, I need to do some measurements
for your room…” Matt thought.
“For what?” Maddie asked, turning around.
“For my research lab!” Matt exclaimed. “If I want to be better at pokemon
than you, then I have to research. Plus, you know that Chikorita’s
the weakest one, don’t you? If you were smart than you would
get Cyndaquil, the strongest.”
“Shut up!” Maddie
yelled, chasing her brother out of her room.
Maddie closed her laptop and went to bed, not feeling like changing or
anything. As Maddie slept, she had dreams, bad ones. Dreams that she would get lost in the forest and never came out.
Right in the middle of the dream when her Chikorita
turned against her and nearly cut her, her dad woke her up.
screamed, quickly sitting straight before anything.
“Are you okay?” Mr. Black asked.
“I don’t know.” Maddie
said, she could feel her heart pounding and hear her breathing loudly.
“We have to go buy you supplies for
your journey, get ready and meet me downstairs.” Mr. Black said.
Maddie nodded and got ready. She was tired and scared. Maybe the reason
she didn’t like pokemon so much was because maybe she
was afraid? Maddie was quiet and brushed her hair,
just looking into her eyes through the mirror. Just on expression, fear,
maybe that was the expression she had her entire life. No happiness, no
frustration, but fear!
She looked over at the corner of her
mirror where there was a picture of herself at the
beach a year ago. All she saw was fear. Nothing else, she seemed happy, but she
was just afraid.
Maddie changed into some clean clothes and walked downstairs, seeing her
dad waiting at the door. “Aren’t we going to have breakfast?” Maddie asked.
“We’ll just buy some.” Mr. Black said.
Maddie went out of the door and Mr. Black had a worried expression when
he looked into his child’s eyes. He acted as if he was the only one who knew
that all she showed was fear. Nothing else but fear.
When they got into the car, Maddie asked, “Dad?”
“Yes?” Mr. Black said.
“Have I always shown fear? No other
expression?” Maddie asked. Her father’s eyes looked
“Well…” Mr. Black started. “Uh…” Mr.
Black couldn’t fit words. “Actually… yes.”
Mr. Black started the car and pulled
out of the driveway before he said, “Because, when you were a baby, we took you
to the beach. You had so much happiness, but…” Mr. Black paused. “A Wailmer was playing with you and it seemed innocent enough,
but he was laughing and accidentally swallowed you.”
Maddie frowned, the biggest fear was in her
eyes. “When he swallowed you I came rushing, but your mother was too busy
working on her tan to notice. When I went into his stomach to find you, you
were crying so loud, so much fear. So much fear I knew that you would hate pokemon.”
Maddie was only feared. What if that happened with a Wailord!?
What if she actually died on her journey? She was too afraid. Only fear in her
eyes. Not the slightest other emotion.
Mr. Black kept quiet and thought of
changing the subject. “What do you want to do first?” Mr. Black asked. “Eat, or
Maddie felt her stomach growling at her, “Eat.”
Mr. Black drove over to a small café, Maddie and her dad always ate there.
“What would you like to order?” The
waiter asked, taking a pad of paper out of his apron.
“Butter Milk Pancakes and
Orange Juice please.” Maddie
“Waffles and milk for me.” Mr. Black said.
“You’re order will be ready ASAP.” The
waiter said. ASAP means As Soon As Possible.
After the waiter left, Mr. Black
asked, “What pokemon do you want?”
“I decided to get Chikorita.”
Maddie said, depressed.
“The weakest?” Mr. Black exclaimed. “Why not get Cyndaquil!
Cyndaquil is the strongest!”
“I don’t want to talk about it…” Maddie sighed. She rubbed her thumbs together and waited
until the order came. When the order came, Maddie ate
quietly, occasionally sipping her orange juice. Not daring to say a word to her
Once they were done, Mr. Black drove Maddie over to Professor Elm’s lab. When they arrived,
Professor Elm was waving a kid off to his journey.
“Dad, can you wait in the car?” Maddie asked.
“Sure…” Mr. Black said, parking the
car and waiting for Maddie to return just as she
closed the door.
“Hello, there.” Professor Elm greeted.
“Who are you?”
Maddie greeted. “I’m here for my first pokemon.”
Professor Elm started. “There are no pokemon left.
I’m sorry. You should have came earlier. But, I only
have one pokemon left.”
Mr. Black saw the worried look on
Professor Elm’s face. He was good at telling expressions. He also saw that
Professor Elm noticed the large fear in Maddie’s
“I’ll take it…” Maddie
Professor Elm walked Maddie into his lab and was looking for something.
Professor Elm’s lab was such a mess. Maddie had just
realized he had bags under his eyes and his hair was a rat’s nest! Professor
Elm was obviously disorganized.
“Sorry about the mess.” Professor Elm
Maddie was silent. What pokemon is it?, Maddie thought, Will it be
cute? Will it be mean? What is it?
this will be your new pokemon!” Professor Elm said,
releasing a Pichu out of its pokeball.
“Here’s five pokeballs and a
pokedex.” Professor Elm handed Maddie
a pokedex and five pokeballs,
not including Pichu’s pokeball.
Maddie left with Pichu by her side and she
noticed how much it said its name! Maddie looked down
at her pokemon striding cheerfully outside. She
quickly got paranoid at Pichu when they got into the
car. Pichu sat in the back, buckling it’s seat belt, hoping not to fall out the window!
Part Two Coming Soon…