Lonely Hearts chap. 15Gabe and Ink spent some of the day packing up a bag with her things. Now that she had her Pokemon back, she could go out and explore like she wanted to. Duo and Chili watched her, wishing they could go but couldn't. They belonged to someone else who wasn't there to give them up.
"Brother...I want to go too..."
"I know Chili, so do I..."
At that moment, a light bulb went off in their heads and Duo quickly went upstairs. He went into Tag's room and took out he and Chili's pokeballs, he left Tag's behind and went back downstairs.
She turned and looked at the Haunter then a surprised look came over her face when she saw the two pokeballs held out to her.
"Take these. We want to go with you. We love you so much, and...we want to be by your side." Duo told her.
Gabe smiled and took the pokeballs from him then, gave both ghosts a warm thank you hug.
The day went on and when Tag was told of the choice his brothers' had made he felt a mix of anger and sadness. He was angry his brot
Lonely Hearts chap. 14At first Gabe was confused but she followed the little Gastly downstairs while Duo followed close behind. The three headed outside where the found Tag standing by the fence.
The trio soon found out what the Pokemon wanted and Gabe broke down in tears as she tightly hugged the Monferno and Budew who did their best to return her hug. Ink and Band had found their trainer, at last.
The hugging trio continued their little love fest while the ghost trio stood confused. Once the love fest was over it came time for the meet and greet.
"Guys, these are my old Pokemon. Band and Ink." She then turned to hers and introduced the ghosts.
Ink and Chili got along right away while Duo and Band got to know each other a little more. Tag on the other hand wasn't too sure what to make of the new ones, mostly Band.
"Gabe...why is he looking at me that way?" Band asked in a whisper.
"Oh, I don't know. Maybe he's trying to think of something?"
"Hm, that look says he doesn't trust me. Well, I don't trust him e
Lonely Hearts chap. 13She had always wondered what it would be like to travel though due to her abusive past, she doubted any ability to get along with anyone other than her Pokemon.
She couldn't help but wonder what it be like though. She had been cooped up in Pastoria City her whole life and was almost always home alone. Until the day she found Band, she was lonely. When she caught Ink, she found so much more to live for in knowing that having friends was possible.
The sudden voice broke her from her thoughts and she looked back to see Duo there, she greeted him with a smile before giving him her full attention.
"Are you okay? You seem spaced out."
"I'm fine." She chimed happily. "I'm just wondering what it would be like to travel all over and see everything."
"Oh, I see. Well, I suppose I could show you around Eterna City for a while-"
"No, I mean...to go all over the region."
The confused Haunter just looked at the child, then when her words set in, he nodded.
"Oh...uh, I'm not so sure that's a
Lonely Hearts chap. 12"Well, there you are. Gabe was looking for you." Duo said when Tag came into the room.
The Gengar headed toward Gabe's room where he found her lounging in bed and listening to the radio. When she noticed him, a happy smile spread across her face which brought a smile to his.
"Look, I made it just for you." She said showing him a picture.
He looked at it a moment before smiling wider. A very small picture of them all, all happy and all smiling. He took it from her and smiled at her.
The child returned a happy smile to him then went back to what she was doing after he left. Tag went to his own room and took up the bag that once belonged to his trainer.
He opened the pouch and pulled out a picture much like the one Gabe had drawn only, this one was drawn by Cheri. He smiled and put the picture together before leaving them.
Lonely Hearts chap. 11"Why did you have to do this?" Tag asked himself. "Why did you have to leave us...we miss you so much...it should've been me..."
He felt the guilt. The sadness grow inside him. The empty feeling he hated was crawling back into his system. He sighed sadly to himself as he placed a flower on the top of the head stone. He read the words over and over as if expecting that to bring her back.
Cheri; died while protecting Pokemon from Team Rocket.
He had lost her. The one who raised him from birth to now as well as his brothers. His trainer. When she died, he swore to never love anyone but his brothers, to never trust another human because, they had taken his away.
Lonely Hearts chap. 10Chili hung out with Gabe when she was up in her room most of the time she would listen to her radio. The two enjoyed each other's company and Chili had found much enjoyment in watching the happy child dance along with the radio. Sometimes, he would join her.
"You dance so silly." Chili laughed.
"I know, I love it." Gabe laughed back.
Though Chili loved hanging around with Gabe, he felt a little selfish because Duo and Tag never really got to hang out like he was able to. That didn't seem to bother anyone except himself.
Duo was usually busy with his own things anyway and Tag, well, he sometimes disappeared for a while. Where to? Not even his brothers know.
"What's the matter Chili?" Gabe asked.
"I feel so selfish, Duo and Tag don't get to hang out with you as often as I do...I guess I feel like I've been keeping you to myself..."
"Oh...um...maybe I'll talk to Duo later. Okay?"
"Thanks Gabe." The ghost smiled and nuzzled her cheek.
When later came, Gabe headed to the kitchen where
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