Since I remembered he’ll be in his third year of college and I kept track of his courses for the first two years, I finished his academic plan for the remainder of his undergraduate career.
I find it funny that in his last semester, he only takes the minimum amount of credits to stay a full-time student. That will probably drive him a little crazy since he’ll have free time, but he also has a big exam to pass, so it might even out. I also only add this link because Cheren takes British Literature in his last semester.
He’s staying home with his folks in Nuvema for a while, save for gym hours. He doesn’t mind the flight back and forth, as he kind of missed his folks and the town. Cheren’s probably also gonna try to convince Touya to go visit his mom, for crying out loud. Belle will be happy to have them back for a while.
They should go explore Route 18 and 17. I don’t think he’s heard of the P2 Laboratory. Yet.
Um. He won’t tell me what happened last week Tuesday (and hasn’t been around since Wednesday or something idk) so I thought up seven scenarios of how it might have went. I wish he would just tell me hm
Still thinking of alternate outcomes was kind of fun
There are 17 types and there will be an exhibition tournament among the Pokemon League champions on the last day, so… Saturday were just opening festivities and the wrap up of the amateur tournament (in which about four? trainers per type get to go against the gym leaders in the main tournaments)
There are three type tournaments per day so
Sunday: Grass, Fire, Water
Monday: Bug, Poison, Flying
Tuesday: Normal, Fighting, Psychic
Wednesday: Ground, Rock, Steel
Thursday: Ice, Electric
Friday: Dark, Ghost, Dragon
Saturday: Champion Exhibition
I think Cheren spent Saturday welcoming other gym leaders and eventually caught up to Norman ha ha Oh boy I bet he’s worried about going against him
It was a three-on-three battle, and apparently a really close match. He doesn’t seem upset about losing because of how close it was but his hair makes him uncomfortable. (He actually looks kinda white rather than asian despite his skin tone just wow) he’s only staying blond for the month or so or until his hair grows out and exposes his roots (he’ll probably dye his hair black I guess?)
He’s wearing mirrored aviators and going by his middle name when picking up coffee for what reason I don’t know but his prick meter just maxed out
So, end-of-the-year evaluations are over. It consisted of a written test (Monday) and a skill test (Tuesday). Today was mainly for those old enough to start their journeys—if they passed both tests, they got to challenge Cheren to an official gym battle. Now that trainer’s school is over for the year, the kids can focus on end-of-the year stuff for their academic schools. Some of them still volunteered to help at the gym over the summer, though.
Overall, I think the kids did really well and he’s proud of them. He looks tired but there’s a content smile on his face. He won’t tell me who he gave badges to, though he assures me each of them earned it.
The Driftveil Tournament was a preview for the Regional and World Leader Tournaments that occurred in January. The latter tournaments were exclusively gym leaders only.
This summer would be the Type Expert tournaments, and to get fans involved, there are amateur tournaments going on right now. About four trainers for each type are chosen to participate the major tournaments in the summer, going against gym leaders, too.
Also, I think Clay would try to get the champions to agree to an exhibition tournament on the last day.
He is determined to beat Ruby at a pokemon battle before the PWT Type Experts this summer. Just once would be enough.
I remember one of the first posts I made on this blog was about if he envies Ruby’s skills as a trainer, and he does a little because he expects more from himself. He still has this complex toward protags, but I don’t think it is as bad as before.
He has accepted that he’ll probably never defeat Touya or Touko, but recently he realized he can’t settle on never beating Ruby. He recognizes his natural skills for battling and he’s had more experience than him, so it makes sense for Ruby to be better. But it’s just something he wants to prove, I guess. That he deserves being a gym leader.
… Actually, I think he wants to prove it to him as much as he wants to prove it to himself.
Things I learned about Mr. Fisher’s class last Tuesday
Marion doesn’t respect him enough so she calls him Cheren as if she knows him or exaggerates the “Mister”, and she’s been following Ruby’s modeling career for a couple of years (so meeting him in person was just the best now if only he would ditch the nerd)
The youngest ones are convinced that Mr. Akamatsu is the Twelfth Doctor (just as those same ones now believe Ms. Vella and Mr. Fisher are Jedi knights)
In other words, they are gullible oops
Rodney gets super excited, so much that sometimes he loses track of what he wants to ask (other students try to get him back on track)
Becca is my favorite because she’s like the unofficial TA looking out for the little ones and not just her cousin ;w; there’s more to her than that though—ahhh she’s just a really minor oc but I almost want to figure out her whole background
Still have to compile the RP (and think of a reply/ending gomen fjaksldfj) so more things may pop up but from memory
Yesterday, Cheren took the trainers school kids on a overnight field trip to the Nature Preserve with Belle. The two co-taught the group about the pokemon that lived there, as well as helped the kids practice some camping skills. Ruby ended up tagging along much to Mr. Fisher’s annoyance, showing up last minute in Mistralton on Matoko with coffee for the teachers and the pilot. Skyla also thought it would be fun to stay overnight with the group, rounding off the chaperones at four.
It seems like the kids had a lot of fun, and took advantage of the opportunities they had. They got to see a bunch of pokemon they haven’t seen before—including a trio of gyarados two of the kids accidentally angered ffvjvbkfx The chaperones took care of it though. Everyone stayed safe.
Seeing as how the kids found out about their anniversary the other day, the younger girls tried pestering Mr. Fisher and Mr. Akamatsu about that. (Marion was especially aggressive with hinting that Rubbs should just drop Cheren already ugh) Skyla was especially popular with the boys, but everyone seemed to be fond of Belle.
I can’t help but think Mr. Akamatsu gave a bonus lesson on constellations that night since the stars must’ve been so clear. I also think the chaperones’ pokemon were on guard, circling the camp just in case.
They got back this morning, and I guess that they all had Thursday off for some reason? So yeah, no school. Which works because I think Cheren passed out when they got home (he didn’t sleep while they were there. Hm.)
When it comes to Hikari and Ruby, he prefers who they really are over their public images. He knows how people idolize them and must mis-imagine them, putting them on pedestals and set them as perfect. Well, they’re not perfect. They are human, and they are people. He wants the public to remember that.
So that’s pretty much why he talks about how troublesome Ruby is whenever someone asks about him, or why he calls out someone checking out Hikari’s legs in a photo shoot spread. It’s also why he prefers seeing them at their silliest, messing up, playing around, just being themselves. He isn’t easy to impress, he says, but I think he doesn’t need to be by these two.
Idk where this is going it was just prompted by Ruby trying to be smooth and Cheren cackling when he tripped
I haven’t talked about Mrs. Fisher as much as Mr. Fisher, and I think it’s because she’s reasonable and level-headed in comparison to the more colorful Mr. Fisher. But I was thinking about how Route 6 has the Season Research Lab, where in BW2, Cheren asks the protag to meet him there to debrief them (and give them Surf).
If his parents were trainer classes in their youth, Mr. Fisher was a biker and Mrs. Fisher was a scientist. So, it’d be kind of interesting if Mrs. Fisher interned or worked at the Season Lab before she had Cheren? I like the idea that it wasn’t just the whole “gym leader authority” that allowed him to get data from the scientists about the temperature drop, but maybe they were willing to help him because the senior scientists remembered Elaine.