Topic: Random One-Shots From the Lives of the Morendo Family
Castelia City, December 5, 9 years ago
-a light snow falls on Castelia City as a young boy walks up to the Casteliacone stand-
-he has bright green eyes, and his blue hair goes down to about his shoulders-
Clerk: Oh, hey there, Pianis! What can I get you today?
Pianis: One Casteliacone, please. And with as many toppings as you've got. It's my birthday today!
Clerk: Oh, really? So what are you now, 9?
Pianis: Not anymore! I've turned 10 today.
Clerk: Really? You know, that's when most kids start on trainer's leave.
Pianis: Yeah, I know. My parents are gonna get me a Pokémon soon, but I don't know when.
Clerk: Well, good luck in advance.
-the clerk hands Pianis a cone of ice cream; he moves to lick it, when suddenly it sprouts a pair of eyes!-
Casteliacone: <Eeeek! Please don't eat me!>
Pianis: Ack! What is this?
Clerk: Huh. Oh, sorry. That's a Pokémon called Vanillite. They hide out in the freezer sometimes.
Pianis: Vanillite, huh...
-Pianis places a hand on the Vanillite, then withdraws it suddenly-
Clerk: Uh, yeah. They're Ice types. Their whole body is made out of ice.
Vanillite: <But that doesn't mean I'm just some snack...>
Pianis: Wow, I didn't even know about that. ...You mind if I keep him?
Vanillite: <So long as it's not in your belly, sure...>
Clerk: Uh, sure. We have enough trouble with them as it is. Here's your cone, by the way.
-the clerk hands over a real Casteliacone-
Clerk: And say hi to your sister from me!
Morendo family residence, some time later
-Pianis walks inside, the Vanillite following behind-
Pianis: I'm home!
Vincent: Welcome back, Pianissimo!
Mia: Oh, it's so good to see our birthday boy here! But what's that you have with you?
Pianis: It's a Pokémon I found at the ice cream stand today. You think I could keep him?
-meanwhile, the Vanillite is speaking to the Morendo parents' mons-
Melody: <So what do you do?>
Vanillite: <Um, mostly I just hang around in cold places.>
Serenade: <But do you sing? Do you play an instrument?>
Vanillite: <Uh, no...>
Mia: Why, certainly! You are old enough to be a trainer by now.
-at this point, Pianis' younger siblings appear-
Mezzo: Where's the cake? Where's the ice cream? You've gotta have cake with ice cream, it just doesn't work with one or the other.
-and notice the Vanillite-
Mezzo: Eee! Ice cream!
Pianis: Wait, no!
-Mezzo has already licked the Vanillite, causing her tongue to get stuck-
Vanillite: <Aaaaaa! Help!>
Mia: Oh dear... someone's a little eager.
Forte: You're stupid, sis.
Fortis: -gigles- Silly Piano!
Some time later, after the Vanillite has been separated from Mezzo's tongue
Mia: So you're going to be an Ice type trainer then?
Pianis: Yeah, I think so. I just couldn't leave this little guy behind.
Vincent: An excellent idea! Ice makes a wonderful chiming sound, you know!
Mia: Anyway, here's our gift to you.
-they present Pianis with a handful of Pokéyen, 5 Poké Balls, and a backpack full of traveling gear-
Vincent: You've got a big journey ahead of you, Pianissimo!
Pianis: Yeah, but I think he needs a name first.
Mia: Oh, how about Nocturne? Or Ballade?
Pianis: No... I think I have one in mind.
-Pianis looks out the window at the falling snow-
Pianis: Yukikaze. Snow wind. Because that's what I want him to be.
Vanillite Yukikaze: <It sounds hard to remember.>
Vincent: Well, it's not what I would call him, but it is your choice, son.
The following day
-Pianis is standing at the door of the Morendo household, his family gathered around him-
Forte: How come he gets to go off on an adventure and we don't, huh?
Mia: You'll get to when you're older, dear.
Mezzo: Aww, I bet you're gonna get so much candy now. Can you send some back to me?
Pianis: I'll see what I can do.
Fortis: Bye, Pianis!
Vincent: Have a wonderful journey!
Mia: And don't forget to write back!
Pianis: I won't.
And so, the young Pianissimo Morendo and Yukikaze took their first step into the snow outside, and into the life of a Pokémon Trainer.