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Her name was Zoroark. She had been an outsider all of her life. She had stood within the boundaries of the Pokemon forest village.
"Well... It's only a matter of time before they drive me out of this village... So I shall live here."

That had been several months ago, when she had first entered the village. They hadn't chased her away, but the village Pokemon were wary. Rumors spread, including a rumor that she would abduct young Pokemon and slaughter them. Of course, this was untrue. Zoroark anticipated this, and many of the other situations that had come with it. When she walked by, Pokemon would stop their conversations, and watch nervously until she passed. The littler ones would run for cover, and those who could fly did. It was a judgment based on her appearance. Her sinister coloring and malign features were forever a taboo to the village. She, however, merely accepted it. At least she was able to stay. The only villager who waved away these "dangers" was a Kangaskhan who went by the name of "Mother K". She was willing to provide Zoroark the items that some of the other stores, like the Kecleon Shop, refused to give.
"They be scared of you, chile," she would often say.
"If they're scared, then so be it," Zoroark would answer. "Let them believe their own stories."

Presently, the day was bright, and the sun's rays shined through the branches of the verdant forest. Zoroark traveled through the less inhabited part of the forest, towards a Pecha berry tree where many of the villagers would get their food. Once again, the Kecleon brothers refused her service, saying, "We just so happened to run out of stock," though Zoroark had known the truth. Unfortunately, Mother K was not able to help her. "I really did run out, chile," she had apologized. "At least the tree's bearin some fruit. I'd suggest using that as your resource."
She'd taken that suggestion. Eventually, she reached the tree.
At least here there is no one to deprive me of my food, she thought in a somewhat laid back optimistic way. Time to eat.
After eating her fifth berry, she was about to take her sixth, when she heard a movement behind her. She knew what it was; a Pokemon from the village, ready to take away what belonged to everyone. So it didn't surprise her when she heard a soft thud on the ground: whoever it was landed from the tree branches above.
Without turning around, she stopped, and asked, "What business do you have here?"
"I was about to ask you the same thing," came the reply, with a rough, deep voice. "This tree is a food source. It's not to be defiled by demons."
"Well then," Zoroark said nonchalantly, picking the berry with her scarlet claws, "If I see any, I shall be sure to keep them from this tree."
"You have quite a tongue, woman," the voice growled. Right after he said that, Zoroark heard a soft whoosh of air.
She turned her head only half way. Out of the corner of her eye, she could see the owner of the voice slightly. He was slightly taller than she, and colored blue, black, and beige. He held a Bone Rush bonestaff.
"I've been known for that," she replied.
"Along with several other things," the stranger replied. "The village has spoken about you. It miffs me how you could remain in our village."
"Tell me," Zoroark said, taking a small bite of the berry she had picked, "do you realize they make up those stories?"
"The young Meowth boy disappeared for a while, and when he returned, he told of how you almost killed him."
She laughed; not an evil laugh, but a laugh of someone who has had enough. "The day he disappeared was the same day his mother decided to give him a bath. The boy isn't fond of his mother grooming him."
There was a slight pause, before the stranger admitted, "That is quite true."
Zoroark turned all the way around to face the stranger, and got a better look at him. He was canine like, with red eyes, and a black stripe that ran across his eyes like a mask, down the tip of his muzzle, and around the back of his head, where four dreadlock like attachments hung. The areas of his face where the black stripe was absent was colored blue. So were his arms, his powerful thighs, and his tail. His paws, shoulder rings, legs, and the ring around his waist were black as well. The only part of his body that was neither black nor blue was his torso, which was beige. To finish, he had three spikes, one on the back of both his paws, and one on his chest.
"At least you acknowledge the truth," Zoroark said. She added bitterly, "The others are too consumed by their prejudice to see it."
The stranger could detect the resentment in her voice. Hm... She is not a demon... Misunderstood, perhaps...
"Your name is Zoroark, yes?" the stranger asked her.
She looked up at him. "It is... However, your name is unknown to me..."
"I am Lucario," the stranger replied. "I live within the border of the village. I am one of the several Pokemon that stand guard for invading humans and such."
"I assume your leader told you to hunt me, then," Zoroark said.
"We are an equal group... but I am the best of them," Lucario replied. "No, some of the villagers had told us to beware of you... but I see nothing harmful about you."
Zoroark was genuinely surprised. "That must be the first time I've heard anyone other than Mother K speak kindly of me."
Lucario, despite being a brave warrior, felt hesitant to reply, but gathered his courage, and spoke, "You are quite... nice..."
Now Zoroark was amused, but she politely said, "Why, thank you."
"You do not have a mate, do you?" Lucario asked.
"No. None of the villagers would ever think to even speak a kind word to me. You are possibly one of the first."
The first to show such interest, might I add, she thought to herself. Then, she said aloud, "I've had my fill of food. You can go back to your group and tell them you drove me off."
Lucario looked at her with sympathy. "I would be disgraced to pretend to dislike you. Would you like me to escort you to your living area?"
Zoroark thought to herself for several moments. What a fool I would be to pass up kindness from someone as chivalrous as this stranger. "I would prefer that, thank you."

Lucario had not expected to see such an uninhabitable place. The wooden hollow was rotted, and old Spinarak cobwebs hung everywhere. Tochukaso mushrooms that even a Paras would turn down grew inside. The only "nice" area was a bed shaped patch of moss. "Why do you live here?" he asked, turning to her in horrified amazement. "How could you stand it?"
Then he saw her expression, and was immediately regretful that he spoke those words. Zoroark replied the latter of his questions with downcast eyes, "I can't. It's the only living space that the village would tolerate me. They would not stand to have a demon curse their forest. Unfortunately, this only adds to my image as a heartless beast."
Lucario stared at the hollow for several moments. Then he said, "I would never forgive myself if I were to leave you here to stay."
Zoroark's red brow raised up slightly. "Are you suggesting something?"
"No; Insisting something."
"You could not possibly be serious."
"And why would I not?"
"You have only just met me, and I am thought of as evil, unless you have forgotten."
"I know you are not evil, and a first encounter shouldn't mean I would not trust you."
"Of course, trust me though I might rob you blind," Zoroark said sarcastically.
"I'm never blind," Lucario countered.
There was a short silence between them. Then Zoroark finally replied slowly, "Very well... It shouldn't take long before you too run me out."
Lucario replied solemnly, "I promise you I won't."
They both left the decaying wood tree, and headed for Lucario's domain.

"I assume you'll find this more comfortable?" Lucario asked.
Even Zoroark, with her brusque personality, was unable to hold back the admiration of what to her was the homiest area she had seen. Several branches were tied (by Lucario's own paws, she assumed) overhead, and several blankets were hung slanted around the area. Instead of rotting wood, as Zoroark had lived with, there was soft grass that served as a floor, and near what appeared to be a fire pit adorned with crystals as hearth stones was a bed of straw covered in another blanket. That, however wasn't all. From the trees of the tied branches were hollows in the trunks.
"The atmosphere of this place..." Zoroark said breathlessly.
"Very warm, isn't it?" Lucario asked.
"Yes... it is..." But Zoroark shook herself mentally and said, "I can't stay here for long."
"You may stay permanently if you would like," Lucario said kindly.
"Wouldn't your mate disagree on my presence?" Zoroark asked.
"I have no mate either," Lucario said, looking at her. "I should like to have one, though."
Zoroark suddenly felt bashful. "Interesting... Well, I should hope that my presence here would not ruin your chances..."
Lucario understood her timidness. He decided to ask anyways. "Would you?..."
She looked up at him, then said, "Not yet..."
"Perhaps after a week, when we've grown accustomed to each other?"
"After a week," Zoroark agreed. They both entered under the canopy. After several minutes, Lucario had arranged a second bed for Zoroark.
Something had been bothering Zoroark, so she asked Lucario, "Why are you kind to me?"
"Because I try not to judge other Pokemon on appearance," Lucario replied. "And because you have your own dark beauty. You seemed lonely, too."
"Lonely?" Zoroark was slightly returning to her sarcastic mannerism. "I've lived alone my whole life. I am used to it."
"Your mother and father-?"
"-Were not with me. Both separated from each other, and my mother was caught after she gave birth."
Lucario felt a rush of sympathy for her. "I am sorry..."
"There is no need to be sorry. In fact, I haven't thanked you for your hospitality."
As it was evening, both took to their beds, Zoroark a little more slowly. She was unused to a warm bed. Lucario was unused to a companion.
When the week has gone by, Zoroark thought to herself, I'll accept his courtship.
Edit #2: Should I make part 2? I mean I was planning to, but I want to see what you guys think.

Edit: This has been my most popular story for some reason, but I'm glad for it!

I kind of hate myself for this for several reasons:
1. People hate the LucarioxZoroark. Well it's not like that, because it isn't corrupt like those of the other people. It's nice.
2. I rushed it. I mean, it shouldn't be they meet and love each other right off the bat.
3. I could have done a better job.

But hey, let the people decide. When I have more time, I'll update this description. I can't wait to write part two, that's where Zoroark is with child and gives birth to a baby Zorua boy, which is Lucario's son as well.

[link] Part 2: A Son is Born
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elias4 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Great work.
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Moxxitits Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
The whole "deamon" thing is just the same as what happened to African-Americans before and after the Emancipation Proclamation.
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's similar. In this case, it's more similar to the Puritan's witch hunts in Salem, though that was NOT my inspiration.
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Moxxitits Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
True, after all, she cant pick what her ability is.
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Hailstormoffire Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I have never been one for "romance" but I can relate to Zoroark. I have been mistreated before when I was only ten. Because of my condition I was different, and therefore, an outcast.

Nice job. You have captured my interest in my least favorite genre. I applaud you.
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! That's sad to hear that someone treated you the wrong way, though; it's not right to do that to a human being.
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Hailstormoffire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Also it wasn't a someone. It was more like someones. I was unlucky enough to get the worst fifth grade class in my district. They did bad things with no punishment. I was the only one punished. Since then I have shut myself away from others. Since then I have been chasing people away with the hate that fills my heart. I have not shown any other emotions since. Even when the incident in Conneticut happened. No sympathy, no love, just hate.
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Hailstormoffire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Well I have a "special" condition. You know how it is, different is bad. But hey, I am anti social. Plus being treated bad confirms my theory. There is no such thing as the right crowd.
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, I have Asperger's Syndrome, so you're not the only one who's gone through a lot of crap.
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RasenganLucario Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
You have it too?
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:iconchildofaura:
ChildofAura Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep.
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RasenganLucario Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
It's been one of my life's many problems. The rest I don't feel like sharing. It's just nice to know I'm not alone.
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RasenganLucario Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Also, great story. I love Lucario x Zoroark.
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Hailstormoffire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
You know what I like most about your stories? They're clean. They're clean and not written by some sex crazed moron with no brain. When I see a story like that I think of a joke.

What do you call this writer with half a human brain? GIFTED! I wish I could tell it to their faces and then slug em for their terrible writing. I am not one of peace.
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:iconchildofaura:
ChildofAura Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I try to keep things PG.
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Hailstormoffire Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I am a T kind of person. I hate it when it is too nice, and when it is too mean.
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Hailstormoffire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I don't know whether to say I'm sorry or thank you
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Speciesunkn0wn Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
i like it!
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twilightprincess1012 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
people dont hate lucario and zoroark pairings.i think there perfect for eachother!1 :)
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Chocolate-Bunnie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This story is SOOOOO CUTE! I love it! I could totally imagine Lucario being that generous. I absolutely love Zoroark as well! This pokemon could be so miss understood at times. I understand what she's going through, it's just so sad.
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Glad that you like it!
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Duckyworth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, pretty sweet - you did a really great job with this! :clap:
Don't worry Zoroarks, you should never be judged for your appearances. My female Zoroark Erebus knows how that feels, but she's got a trainer now and she's loved. :aww:
I love ZoroarkxLucario - I don't mind if it seems that everyone does it, it's a very popular pairing. :aww:
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think every Zoroark just needs someone to see them for how they really are.
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Duckyworth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, true indeed.
Well, I used to be scared of Dark types, but now I've warmed to them.. and in my comic series, I've made a story arc that I will one day meet up with Erebus, my Zoroark character, who is the mother of my Lucario, and really learn that Zoroarks can be loved. :aww:
Of course, I love them now, but I think it will make for a good story arc. :aww:
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It sounds like it could be a good story. Go with it, and it could get a lot of admiration!
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Duckyworth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you, that means a lot. :highfive: Good luck with your future works too. :aww:
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HeartGold12 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People hate ZoroarkxLucario? And why is that? O.o
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Because it's the typical Pokemon pairing that people expect.
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kuro-kai08 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
so cute love it
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :3
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kuro-kai08 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
your welcome
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nintendofreak222 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! I LOVE this story!!! :iconomgsocuteplz:
Sorry for being such a freaky fangirl, I'm a HUGE
Lucario x Zoroark fan :XD:
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This was my most popular story.
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nintendofreak222 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! :D
It's got almost 1,300 views, almost 30 faves, and 31 comments
(make that 32 :meow: lol)
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder why, though.
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nintendofreak222 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably because you're a very good fanfiction writer? :D
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not really a good writer. Someone else a long time ago I saw was extremely great.
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Gamer92 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Very good story. Never expected it to be a LucarioxZoroark story. I actually found this story to be steady-paced imo.

Didn't know a lot of people hated LucarioxZoroark. To me, it seems unique and this is one of the few fanart/fanfiction that I've seen that they are together. I'm planning on writing a LucarioxZoroark story. (possibly during the summer) In which they both hate each other in the beginning, but when they are forced to work as a team, they slowly bond with each other.

Anyways, *fav*
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I think people hate it because it's... it's... Hm... maybe this might explain it:
[link]

Good luck with your story, it sounds like it'll be neat! Send me the link when you're done!
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Gamer92 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
lol at that pic. I read part 2 and 3 on your fanfic as well. It's pretty good. Although it may be a bit rushed but it's hardly noticeable. I can't wait to read the next chapter.
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It is very rushed... and I plan on finishing this chapter tonight, if I can.
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4Death Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Just got my Zoroark today from the event and Lucario from HG. Both are one of my best 12 fighters.
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So are mine, along with most of the Pokemon I have.
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Mewtwofangirl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes you shoulc its a great story
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, I'll keep working on it. Working on part 4.
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Mewtwofangirl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok
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WeisseEdelweiss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I love this story!
It seems so based on necessity.
It also has a 1970's feel to it because the characters are straightforward. I like it. ^__^
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
1970's? That's an interesting way to put it, can you explain a little bit?
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WeisseEdelweiss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Fanfiction written people of this generation usually give their characters really quirky anime personalities.
They're hesistant, sometimes clumsy, cute, or very serious. I think that's because they strictly model their characters after someone.

Although yours do need some work, I like them because they're straightforward.

When Lucario asked Zoroark to be his mate
she didn't behave in this manner:

"Oh wow! This guy asked me to be his mate? So I say yes? Oh! What about no?
what will that mean for me in the future? I need to have a flashback and see if this fits into who I am because my author didn't think about my personality and needs to make up something on the spot so my character doesn't seem shallow."

I know that's cynical. But honestly...that's the vibe I get from some people.



They are serious characters, but they're more animal like rather than human like. I think people forget about that when writing for these critters. They have personalities, but they're not persons. : P

Humanalities....I just thought of that word. Haha!

When I said 1970's I thought of a western movie where the man is a protector. He doesn't need to question his manhood. He knows who he is. He's not cold like steel, but he's a protector. Lucario is like that.

Zoroark is a female that knows her boundaries, doesn't need to cycle through it in the story 100 times and we get the picture with her. She realizes Lucario needs a mate, she may need to out of necessity, and why not? He's a male that knows he's a man. : )

I hope that helps. XD
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