Pallet Town - Pokémon World
The time had come, as it eventually would. The journey back to Pallet Town was long, but worth it. Ash Ketchum was home again, after his participation at the Sinnoh League, and even with his loss, his grin never faded from his face. Not even the news that Brock wouldn't follow Ash on his next journey - so he could chase his career as a doctor -, or Dawn's farewell made Ash become saddened. He was actually as confident as ever, his Pikachu sharing his eagerness and adventure spirit.
But now, it was a moment of relaxation as he and his Pikachu peacefully slept, Pallet Town quiet as a calm breeze lightly shook some trees outside. But this moment was about to suffer a strange turn of events.
As Ash slept peacefully, a low noise suddenly awoke Pikachu as his ears perked up. He slowly opened his eyes and looked around the room, trying to locate the source. He got up and stretched before moving on to Ash's bed and nudging his face. Gruntin