Several hours later Mia and Lucy had found a place they could chat. Mia had already used a potion on her Charmander, and now the Pokemon
was resting comfortably inside its pokeball.
“AnywaysÃ¢Â?Â¦” Lucy began, taking a deep breath. “A while ago I used to work for Team Rocket, my job was to steal rare Pokemon from other trainers. I was pretty good at it too. Every job I got, I completed with little to no problems,” the girl explained.
“I didn’t just steal rare Pokemon though. Sometimes I would steal normal Pokemon from rich people, that way Team Rocket could ransom it back to them. Well I was starting to have a change of heart about stealing, it was around that time I was given an assignment to steal a Vulpix from one of the richest people in the Kanto region.”
“Yeah?” Mia said, when Lucy stopped talking.
“And I did it.” the girl said. “This Vulpix I stole was so pampered that it didn’t know any moves. It was just like a pet,” the girl said, taking a deep breath. “It was really trusting too. All I had to do was break into the mansion, and pick it up off its pillow. It didn’t even try to fight back. Well a few days later before I passed the Vulpix onto another Team Rocket member, I saw a news report. Some little girl was crying about her pet Vulpix being stolen,” the girl said. “I was actually holding it in my arms when she came onto the television. The second it heard it’s master crying, it started to cryÃ¢Â?Â¦” Lucy said, her shoulders sagged.
“And you gave it back?” Mia asked.
“YeahÃ¢Â?Â¦” Lucy nodded. “Secretly of course.” Lucy leaned back against a tree and crossed her arms in front of her chest. “After that I started thinking about the other Pokemon I had stolen. I could only wonder how many kids had cried because of me. After that I had to quit,” the girl said, looking up at the sky. “Sounds clichÃ?Â© I know, but it’s the truth.”
Mia nodded. “I do understand,” the girl said, looking down at her Charmander. The tiny creature had its head resting on the girl’s right foot. “If someone stole my Charmander, I don’t know what I would do.”
“So now you know,” Lucy said, kicking off the tree. “I’ll see you around Mia,” the girl said, waving goodbye to the girl.
“Wait!” Mia cried out. “Stop trying to leave, ok?”
“MiaÃ¢Â?Â¦” Lucy said, her voice trailed. “You don’t want me hanging around. Team Rocket is going to keep coming after me!”
“I know, and I don’t care,” Mia said, matter-of-factly. “I can’t explain it, but I want to travel with you, so please?” The girl said.
Lucy crossed her arms in front of her chest once more. “And if I say no?” She asked.
“I’ll start crying like that little girl,” Mia warned. “Could you live with that?”
Lucy couldn’t help, but laugh. “I guess not. Ok.. You have a traveling companion!” The girl said, turning to Lucy and smiling warmly at the girl. “Let’s go to Pewter City!”