Beeep, beeep, beeeeeeeppp....
A slim figure wrapped so tightly in her blankets that she looked like a human burrito sat straight up as the alarm sounded. Her brown-haired head and alert emerald eyes barely peaked over the edge of the comforter encasing her body. The soft glow of morning alit her room through the shuttered window. On the floor next to her bed lay an easily overlooked black backpack, and a pair of practical black boots. She laid back down straight and unfurled herself from the confines of the blankets before hopping lightly out of bed and getting dressed.
Today is the day.
Her excitement got the better of her as she knocked into her aunt on the way to the bathroom to grab her toothbrush. Lassy, her aunt, smiled down at her. "It's your big day, huh Sugi?" The woman said, patting Sugi's hair into place. "I have to get to Professor Oak's lab before the other kids take the good pokemon." Sugi replied, squeezing past her aunt in the small hallway and darting into the bathroom for her toothbrush. She realized she forgot her hairbrush and snatched it out of the drawer near the shower.
I won't be late.
She got caught just as she was about to open the front door by her mother, Penelope, who hugged Sugi tightly. "I love you, Sugi. Tell Professor Oak I said hello." Her mother's sweet, calming voice was the one reason Sugi wanted to leave before Penelope could get a hold on her. Hearing that voice made Sugi's eyes well with tears at the thought of leaving her mother alone. A soft hand wiped the tear that already ran unbiddingly down Sugi's cheek. "I love you, mom." Sugi said, her voice breaking, "I promise I'll do my best. For dad." The only response her mother gave was a tender kiss atop Sugi's head.
Sugi's footsteps fell on the neatly paved streets of Pallet Town in quick succession. She was always a pull the bandage off quickly sort of girl, and this was the same she theorized. Quckly there, quickly over with. She was stopped by several of her neighbors, wishing her luck. She gave them a quick nod, and a short, but not impolite, "Thank you, Sir." or "Thank you, Ma'am." She came upon the gates of Professor Oak's lab. She took a deep breath, noticing that they were open already. Her emerald eyes flitted upwards, to the house Professor Oak resided in. "I will be the very best that I can be. I promise." Sugi steeled herself and continued forward, uncertainty in every step she took.
She reached a long, semi-dark hallway that led into a spacious, well-lit waiting room. A note was pinned to the door on the far side of the room read in perfect cursive, "Awaiting trainers-to-be, please wait here until all the trainers have gathered and Prof. Oak can attend to you." She tapped the note on the door with her finger twice. There were already other trainers there, and she sat decidedly away from all of them, in the corner of the room. She watched all of them attentively.