"Cassieeeee. Wake up!"
Cassie took the pillow out from under her head and slammed it over her face, trying to drown her mother's voice out. She still needed her sleep. She felt so tired, she had a feeling she could rest for weeks if she had not been disturbed, but now her mother had woken her up, and she couldn't sleep anymore.
"Cassie! Today's the day!"
What day? Cassie's heart plummeted in terror when she realized the voice sounded to shrill to be her mom's.
"Today's the day you're finally getting your own Pokemon!"
Cassie took off the pillow from her face, looking up at an unfamiliar woman with such a tender smile on her face. Cassie immediately got to her feet on the bed, pressing her back against the wall. She was already in good clothes, a turtleneck, white shorts and freaking boots, and when she touched her hair it was freshly bathed. The smell of her lavender shampoo drifted in the air around her. What on earth was going on?
She tried to thank back to what happened the night before. All she could remember was heading straight to her game after taking a nice, long bath, then black. Was that what happened? Was she dead? Was she dreaming?
Cassie pinched her hand and shrugged. Definitely notdreaming.
"Come on, Cassie, it's time to go to Professor Oak's!" Was this woman supposed to be Cassie's mother?
Cassie only nodded and kept her distance, making her way out of the unfamiliar house and to the Lab.