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Lonely Hearts chap. 9"Gabe, you can't go wandering off all alone in the forest." Chili said.
"Especially at night." Duo added as he finished with her cuts.
She felt guilty about going off, especially because she had troubled them into taking care of her. For a moment, no one spoke which made a stone set uneasily in Gabe's stomach and chills were sent though her body when Tag sighed.
The ghost stood from his spot and went over to the child. When he took her hand in his she looked away and closed her eyes tight, expecting the worst.
Tag simply gave her a soft slap on the back of her hand and released her, she blinked in confusion then rubbed her hand slightly. Duo shook his head then went off to get dinner while Tag headed upstairs and Chili stayed with Gabe for the time being.
Gabe soon headed upstairs and to her room where she found a radio sitting proudly on her bed, confused, she turned to Chili who smiled.
"Duo and I got you this since you seem to like music and we figured it could help you feel more at
Lonely Hearts chap. 8For a while, the three ghosts sat in front of the TV, they were not at all interested in what was showing but they continued to watch it anyway. Each looking extremely bored.
Gabe had been asleep for a long time, which was good because she needed her rest. As far as they knew, she was still asleep, however that wasn't the case. Gabe had gone out, wandering Eterna forest all alone and it was getting dark which made it hard to see.
She had stopped a moment to close her eyes and let them adjust to the darkness and when she opened them again, she found herself staring at a Hoothoot. A very angry looking Hoothoot at that.
The little bird squawked and flapped it's wings, creating a large gust that nearly knocked her off her feet, quickly Gabe turned and fled from the bird but it followed her, claws out and ready to attack.
She kept running and stopped once she realized there was nowhere else to go, she was cornered. The Hoothoot lunged at her and tore her with it's claws, smacking her in the
Lonely Hearts chap. 7Ever since Gabe had kissed him, Tag had been acting much differently and his change in behavior did not go unnoticed, Duo was the first to notice the change and Chili soon caught on as well.
"You seem happier. What's going on?" Chili asked.
"Oh nothing. I'm just thinking." Tag responded.
When Gabe walked in the room she was greeted by all three of the ghosts and each gave her a different form of affection. Chili with his nuzzling, Duo with his pet to her head, and Tag gave the young child a hug which surprised the other two.
"Wow, you're very small. Looking at the size difference between you and Tag, there is a large deference is size." Duo noted and Chili agreed.
"Oh hush." Tag then lifted Gabe onto his head and floated out of the room. The light weight of the child had no effect on the large ghost.
"Tag, where are we going?"
"We are going to try to fix the TV, that way you'll have something to keep you occupied."
"Do you know how to fix the TV?" Gabe asked again.
"Well, no. Sort of b
Lonely Hearts chap. 6The following morning Gabe woke up to see Chili staring at her, Duo was also there and the two had worried expressions on their faces. Without a word Chili nuzzled Gabe's cheek and Duo gently held her hand in his.
"Are you alright?" Duo asked.
"What do you mean? What happened?"
"Gabe...you were crying in your sleep..." Chili told her.
"Oh...um...sorry. I guess I had another nightmare...no big deal though..."
The two ghosts looked at her again, more worry showing in their expressions. Gabe wasn't too bothered by it so she saw no reason to treat it as a big deal, she got up from bed and stretched herself out.
"Oh, that's right." Duo said then floated over to a chest in the corner of the room, "Here Gabe, I have some new attire for you."
"Attire?" She tilted her head.
"New clothes dear, that's what I meant."
"Oh. I see."
With a little help from Duo, Gabe was able to put her new clothes on. After that the three went in tho the kitchen where they found Tag making breakfast.
Chili and Gabe w
Lonely Hearts chap. 5Duo was waiting patiently outside the Pokemart in Eterna City, waiting for all the shoppers to leave and for the clerks to go on a break. It was late at night so there weren't too many awake at the time, that was his chance. When the clerks left for a short break Duo went in and loaded his bag with things he and his brothers would need to take of Gabe.
Once done, he quickly headed back to the house and began to unpack everything then put it away. When he felt another presence in the room he turned around to see Tag in the doorway.
"You stole...for that human?"
"Yes. Oh, and that human is a little girl with a name. She needs us, brother."
"I can't believe you would risk detection for her. I am telling you now, you're making a mistake for keeping her." Tag glared a his brother and crossed his arms.
"I know why you don't like her."
"You don't like her because you're afraid."
"You're afraid that if you love her she will leave you. You're afraid that if you get close
Lonely Hearts chap. 4Duo and Chili were stuck to calling Gabriella by her nickname while Tag did not talk to her at all. Many times Duo and Tag told Chili not to ask Gabe too many questions so not to overwhelm her but Chili managed to forget about that and ended up asking quite a few questions.
"What's that by your mouth?" Chili asked.
"It's a scar." Gabe responded "My dad hit me with a broken cup..."
Chili frowned and lowered himself into Gabe's lap "Why did your daddy hit you?"
"He didn't like me. Mum didn't like me either."
Duo, who happened to be passing by, stopped and looked over at his brother and the human. Keeping out of sight, he went over and listened into the conversation.
"How come you were alone when I found you?"
"My parents...I think they left me because...they didn't want me anymore..." Gabe sighed "They never cared about me...they never wanted me."
Both of the ghosts frowned, wondering why or how her parents did not want or even like her.
"You were crying when I found you...how come?" Chi
Lonely Hearts chap. 3The Gastly was laying on the floor next to her and he licked her tears away when they would fall. Hesitantly, Gabriella placed a hand on his head and pet him like she used to do with Band.
"Don't be sad," He said. "I can be your friend, then you won't be sad anymore."
"...Thank you..." She mumbled, "What's...your name?"
The Gastly smiled proudly and said, "Chili."
Gabriella smiled and sat up as best she could, she wiped her face dry and glanced around before crawling out from under the table with Chili following her.
"What's your name?" He asked.
"Gabriella. Please, call me Gabe."
"OK...Gabe." Chili turned and floated toward the door "Follow me."
Without question Gabe followed as Chili led her upstairs and into the long hallway where he then led her into a bedroom. Gabe sat on the bed and waited like Chili instructed and he went off.
Chili floated down toward the end of the hallway and into another room where he found his two older brothers, a Haunter and a Gengar.
"Duo! Tag!" Chili ca
Lonely Hearts chap. 2"How come you don't want to evolve?" Gabriella asked her Pokemon.
"I like my small size." Band said plopping down on the "bed" next to her.
"I don't want to look like a girl." Was Ink's answer.
Curling up under the towel she used as a blanket, Gabriella cuddled her two Pokemon close to her for warmth. Her bed was not a bed at all, it was a small area on the floor in the bathroom where it got extremely cold at night. Not only was it uncomfortable but it was the only place she could sleep without getting yelled at.
Band kept awake long after Gabriella was asleep for he wanted to make sure she stayed asleep. The three of them were heavy sleepers so when they did fall asleep, they could not be woken easily.
It was at the time her parents snuck in and returned her Pokemon to their pokeballs before storing them away in a bag, knowing Gabriella would not dare snoop around or ask to look.
The next morning...
When Gabriella woke up and found her Pokemon were gone, she panicked, then she saw her
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