...nd head out while I still have good day light. Pikachu! Where are you?"
"Pi pika!" came the response as his little yellow friend came bounding down the stairs.
"Pikachu I need you to go get Vulpix up. Brock wants us to take her with us for some training," he explained to Pikachu.
"Pika!" was all the response he got as Pikachu climbed back up the stairs to the bedroom floor of the cottage.
Ash looked out the window at the beautiful scene before him. The sun was hanging just above the water, almost as if it was gliding across it. The gentle waves crashed against the shore line. There was a light breeze carrying a very pleasant smell down from the rolling hills. He could hear the sound of children and adults laughing as they enjoyed this beautiful spring day. This is the perfect day for some training he thought to himself.
Behind him he could hear little feet descending the stairs. Pikachu was the first one down, followed slowly by a still half asleep Vulpix. Her coat was a very lush and brilliant redish-orange, the sun light almost seemed to dance along her fur. Brock really must take good care of her fur for it to look like that straight out of bed, Ash thought to himself.
"Are you two ready for some training?!" Ash asked very excitedly.
"Pi pika!" came the happy response.