Topic: Dusty Diaries - Elise's backstory
(Been thinking about doing this for a little while now, so I figure might as well do it.)
When you live in a town known only for being shut-ins at night and its proximity to the Giant Chasm, you don't find a whole lot of things to do there. Nor do you get many visitors. I guess that's why there's a section of the town that's a bit more distant than the rest of it, sometimes I wondered if it was really part of the town, where a bunch of wealthy folk built their mansions. Gilded fences, well kept lawns, and very fashionably dressed people and Pokemon were common sights. For most of my childhood, I never really understood why we lived closer to town than everyone else, why our house wasn't as big as the other kids, why we didn't have gold dragon busts on our fences, etc.
Turns out that my parents just didn't feel the need to flaunt their wealth like everyone else. A trait that I inherited, I suppose. But the other kids never really cared, to them I was just another rich girl who just happened to survive a night in the Giant Chasm alone. I guess that's why it surprised me when a bunch of us started to hit our teenage years that I'd actually get invited to parties and stuff. Though, I had already built a habit of sneaking out a night by then so I guess it was sorta understandable. "You're not like the other people in town" they said, "you actually come outside at night." It seemed that the moderate distance between the "common folk" part of town and the "wealthy" side gave the latter the impression that the superstition of avoiding the night didn't apply to them. Not that I was complaining, of course.
I can still remember the names of those people that I hung around back then. I wonder what happened to them sometimes. In the 8 or 9 years I knew them, we all changed a lot. Even more so as we became "adults."
There was Kate, the pale redhead with red eyes who seemed to almost always wear white. Her parents were some bigshots in a far off region's company who chose to retire in Unova. Rumor has it that her dad left his first wife for her mom who was one of his co-workers. Never did find out if that was true or not. Kate was a good girl though, upbeat and funny at her best, cold and distant at her worst. Still, she and her Flaaffy(later Ampharos) were good company.
Anna wasn't really your typical girl, I guess. When we first met, I remember her having green hair still and wearing much less black. If you wanted the textbook definition of angsty teen, you'd find Anna on the page. Stereotypical wardrobe and music tastes as well. Despite this, she and her much more peppy Jumpluff were a good pair. Somehow.
Ah, and then there was Roy. Think of the "bro-est" guy you can think of. There, you have Roy. Maybe it was his parents being famous in the Pokeathlon world, but he was definitely that ultra-masculine feel to him. How fitting that he raised a Machoke. Still, when he wasn't going off on the latest in the world of football, basketball, baseball, etc., he wasn't that bad. Definitely the most likely person to be absent from a random hangout, that guy was always training with his Machoke in something.
James. Out of all of us, his family was probably the wealthiest, so much so that they had a beach condo in Undella. Y'know, the town not too far south from Lacunosa. If there was a party to be had, it was at his place. That much was no secret, I think everyone under the age of 25 knew that. Though, the hangouts in Undella were a thing that only happened among us. Having a Blastoise that we can all ride down the shore instead of walking was nice.
I guess you could consider the 5 of us the "who's who" of Lacunosa's young folk? Mostly due to James, but I don't think any of us ever complained. We definitely had some interesting times...
It's a shame that I try to forget about those times nowadays.