Nidaka Adventure - The Story of Takashi Hanawa

Nidaka Adventure - The Story of Takashi Hanawa

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Everyone know that Pokemon is one of the most popular game and Anime in the world. Some even dream of becoming a Pokemon trainer even though they know very well that it is just a game. A certain middle-aged man, Takashi Hanawa, was one of them.

His life change the moment he met a real-life Pikachu while playing Pokemon Go. It leads to him stepping into a totally different world called Nidaka region, where Pokemon are very real, and Pokemon gym, League and Trainer did exist. As an avid fan of Pokemon, Takashi decided to make his dream of becoming a Pokemon Master a reality.

And then, he met Mya Mannfred. A stoic, very reserve woman that he took on a liking at first sight. But then he found out that this woman is also an undefeated Champion of the Pokemon League.

Now it will be up to Takashi whether or not he should pursue his interest on Mya, or the League, or maybe, if he got lucky, both...
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Summary

Everyone know that Pokemon is one of the most popular game and Anime in the world. Some even dream of becoming a Pokemon trainer even though they know very well that it is just a game. A certain middle-aged man, Takashi Hanawa, was one of them.

His life change the moment he met a real-life Pikachu while playing Pokemon Go. It leads to him stepping into a totally different world called Nidaka region, where Pokemon are very real, and Pokemon gym, League and Trainer did exist. As an avid fan of Pokemon, Takashi decided to make his dream of becoming a Pokemon Master a reality.

And then, he met Mya Mannfred. A stoic, very reserve woman that he took on a liking at first sight. But then he found out that this woman is also an undefeated Champion of the Pokemon League.

Now it will be up to Takashi whether or not he should pursue his interest on Mya, or the League, or maybe, if he got lucky, both...

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Submitted: March 13, 2017

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“And now, folks! The moment that we’ve been waiting for! The final battle between these two trainers who have shed their blood, sweat and tears to reach this stage together with their own Pokemon on their side! Tonight we will find out who will be the champion of Pokemon League around Nidaka region!”

 

His heart beat fast as he waited for the annoying announcer to welcome him and his competitor to the battle field…

 

“To my right is an eleven-years old young boy, Ken Matsuri, from Guyama Town. He has won 14 out of 15 battles. The only reason he did not win it all is because in one battle there is no winner, meaning to say that it’s a draw! Well, couldn’t blame him for trying because his challenger at that time was last year’s Champion, Mya Mannfred from Chino Town.”

 

He gritted his teeth with both clenched fists rigid on his side. His patience was almost running out of time. Damn the annoying announcer!

 

“To my left is the newcomer challenger, Takashi Hanawa, or most famous for his English name, Tarry, from Duani Town. He is a thirty-five years old man who has won 13 out of 15 battles. As we all know, he lost to Mya and also to her twin sister Mika…”

 

He closed his eyes tightly, his ears started to burn up with embarassment. “Shit, he doesn’t need to remind everyone all over again about that!” He thought, angrily as he stepped toward the middle of the battlefield, facing the young boy who, despite his age, look so serious. Hmm, at least my challenger is taking all of this seriously.

 

“These two are clearly different from each other. We will see for ourselves which one is the best of all: a youngster or a middle-aged man? We are about to find out very soon!”

 

The bell rings signalled the start of the battle. In this final battle, they were required to choose three Pokemon. Whoever win two out of three battle will become the new champion. And that’s what I’m gonna aim for! Tarry thought as he started to choose his first Pokemon, Blastoise.

 

With expressionless face, Ken chose Magmar as his first Pokemon. Tarry immediately smirked at the choice of his challenger. “This should be easy for me, you do know very well that water beats fire anytime, huh?” Tarry said with high confident.

 

“We will see about that,” muttered the boy. “Magmar, flame thrower now!”

 

“Blastoise, baby, show him your awesome Hydro Pump!” Tarry shouted, his smirk still plastered on his face.

 

Both Pokemon obeyed their master and did what was told. The raging fire of Magmar somehow managed to overcome Blastoise’s Hydro Pump. Tarry was so shocked that he failed to organize his next move when Magmar started to grab Blastoise’s short arm and began to jump high in the sky.

 

“Magmar, do the Seismic Toss now!!!”

 

It did as its master said, and within second, Blastoise was buried deep inside the now cracked battle field, already fainted. Current score was one for the young boy. Tarry ran toward Blastoise and started to rub its head. “Oh, baby, I’m so sorry…” Blastoise didn’t move, clearly hurt from the last attack. Tarry stood up and glared at Ken with hatred. He pointed his forefinger toward him. “How dare you do this to my baby!”

 

With calm voice but full of intensity, Ken replied, “Wake up, Daddy.”

 

Tarry raised his eyebrows, confused with what the boy just called him. And then, suddenly his body began to shake himself, making him feel dizzy. “Cut it out!” He shouted to no one in specific. The word ‘Daddy’ echoed inside his head until…

 

Splash!

 

The cold water had woken up the sleepy Tarry from his dream. He immediately sat up on his bed and glared at the cheeky face of his only son. “What did you do that for?”

 

“I tried the soft way before but it didn’t work, Dad, so I had to do the hard way,” Tarry’s son, Joni Hanawa, went to Tarry’s closet, open it and grabbed a towel, then tossed it to Tarry, who expertly caught it with his right hand. Tarry used the towel to wipe the cold water from his face and bare chest. Joni pointed to his wrist watch. “It’s almost time, Dad.”

 

“Almost time for what?” Tarry mumbled through the towel as he continued to wipe himself dry.

 

Joni sighed. “You’re needed at the law firm today for the divorce.”

 

Shit! How could I forget that! Tarry rubbed his face with his hand, then looked at Joni who kept his neutral expression. Deep down, Tarry knew the divorce hurt him, although Joni never did express his own feeling openly. Tarry was sorry that this happened, but it was the best for everyone, at least according to him and his soon-to-be ex-wife.

 

He and Janette Clark got married way too young and too soon. They met through their mutual friend in one of the party, and they hit it off instantly. Both of them were only twenty years old, just a freshman in their college. After six months of dating, Tarry had popped the marriage question, and Janette had accepted it without hesitation. And so, they got married and both believed that they will live happily ever after, just like what the Disney movie always made everyone believe.

 

But, a year after that, their marriage became sour slowly but surely. The chemistry has gone between them. However, both didn’t want to face the harsh truth, so they decided to try to work up their marriage. They even had a son, because they believed that with a son in their life, the marriage will be improved and the chemistry will be back, and they could continue on living happily ever after.

 

All in all, Tarry and Janette had gone through so much difficulty just to keep on playing their role as a happy husband/wife and parent. As a result, they became very unhappy. The argument between them increased in frequency. They began to sleep in a separate bed. And one day, they both decided that it would be the best if they just ended the marriage. The hardest part was to tell about the divorce plan to their now twelve-years old son. Despite their indifference toward each other, they love their son very much, and it can be said the same to Joni. It was the most heart-breaking moment when Joni has to face the fact that his parent will get divorced soon. But, being the introvert-self, Joni didn’t say a lot about it, which made his parent even worrier than before. They wished that Joni will just shouted at them angrily, calling them stupid or whatever reaction, just not the silent treatment that they got.

 

Today marks the official day when Tarry and Janette got divorced officially. It tore Tarry’s heart. He still love his future ex-wife, but he felt helpless about saving his marriage. He knew that when Janette already decided on something, there is nothing that can stop her from it. He sighed deeply. He knew it was mostly his fault. He was too buried in his own job as an assistant contractor in Star Company. He was too focus on making it to the top that he ignored his own wife and their marriage.

 

He vowed that it won’t happen again in near future. With this determination, Tarry began to prepare for the dreadful day ahead.

 

 

***

 

As soon as they arrived at Duani Legal Firm, while waiting for the arrival of his lawyer and Janette with her own lawyer at the waiting room, Tarry grabbed his cell phone from his jacket pocket, and open his favourite game in this moment. The familar opening sound of Pokemon Go was played, and upon hearing it, Joni began to make face.

 

“Argh, not again, Dad!” Hissed Joni with frowned on his face.

 

“Why not, Joni?” Tarry said without tearing his eyes away from the screen.

 

“That is a kid’s game, for Pete’s sake! Even I don’t play that shit.” That remarked had earned him a soft knock on his head.

 

“You modern kid will never understand how exciting Pokemon game is. Us 90’s kid really love this game so much. And do not swear out loud, kiddo.”

 

“Speaking of Pokemon, this morning before I splashed water on you, you were dreaming about having a Pokemon Battle-” Tarry gulped but refused to acknowledge Joni’s statement. “-and then you went as far as grabbing your own alarm clock and throw it on the floor.”

 

Tarry straightened up immediately. He glared at Joni incredulously. “My alarm clock? My Pokeball alarm clock?”

 

Joni nodded without sympathy. “By the time I finally reached your bed, it was already broke into pieces.”

 

Tarry groaned out loud. “That’s the special edition of Pokeball alarm clock! I won’t ever find the same one, ever again.” His eyes became large as his eyes set on a Pokemon who just appeared on his screen.

 

He couldn’t believe what he was seeing right now.

 

It’s a Dragonite! With CP (Combat Power) still unknown, so he guessed that its CP must be very high. And it was somewhere around here right now!

 

I gotta find it and catch it!

 

Tarry stood up from his seat and started wandering around with cellphone on his hand, his eyes back and forth from his screen to his surrounding. Joni just shook his head, watching his dad playing that stupid game. His dad is right: He will never understand the excitement of this Pokemon Go game.

 

Where could it be? It said here that it’s only nearby. Shit, I wish the Niantic company didn’t disable the three foot, two foot system! Tarry became very frustrated after almost ten minutes wandering around and still couldn’t find that Dragonite. Just when he almost gave up, the Dragonite finally appeared. With barely controlled excitement, Tarry began his mission to capture the rare Pokemon. As expected, it was hard to capture this creature. He already lost ten great ball so far, and had only left twenty great ball. He felt very hopeful about it. But the more he failed to capture it, the more frustrated he became.

 

“Damn you, Dragonite. Become mine already, will you! Come on!”

 

“Dad! Hey, dad!” Joni called him from afar, his voice sounded quite alarming, but Tarry’s focus is entirely on the game. His slender forefinger kept sliding the screen upward to throw the ball, and his other hand gripped the cell phone more tightly.

 

Finally, on the last great ball, Tarry finally manage to capture Dragonite. He could no more contained his excitement. He jumped and shouted in glee while pumping both of his fist. He never noticed the presence of other people in the room, only then did he noticed them when one of his fist accidentally connected to a person’s face.

 

“Oh shit! I’m so sorry- Holy shit, motherfucker! It’s you, Janette!” Tarry anxiously kneeled in front of a very angry and in pain Janette. There was a bit of blood at the corner of her small mouth. She was rubbing at her painful cheek. Tarry tried to comfort her, carefully put his arms on her shoulders, but she shrugged it off and started to stand up. Joni ran toward the commotion.

 

“Mom! Are you alright?” Joni looked very worried. Janette patted his head lovingly. She then glared at Tarry, her expression became sour again.

 

“I know you can hardly wait to get rid of me, but you shouldn’t punch me in front of our son!” Janette gritted her teeth, trying to not explode right there and then.

 

“It was an accident! Baby, please, I was playing Pokemon, and there’s this Dragonite-” Tarry was trying to explain but was cut off quickly.

 

“Fuck you and that shitty game!” She almost screamed. She then indicated her lawyer who stayed quiet on her side. “C’mon, let’s get this over with. I don’t have all day, unlike that certain person,” she sneered before she stomped toward the meeting room where the divorce process will be conducted. Tarry’s lawyer patted on his shoulder, then waved toward the meeting room without another word. Tarry sighed regretfully, and followed his lawyer. Joni went back to his seat and waited for them there.

 

 

***

 

The divorce process didn’t take long. As soon as both parties settled down on their seat, Janette immediately demanded for the paper, and furiously put her signature on the required field. Tarry just stared agape at her, feeling devastated over everything that had happened between them which has led to the now.

 

“There, all done. What are you waiting for? Just sign it, damn it,” Janette said harshly. With shaky hand, Tarry began his part of signing the paper. They both had agreed that Joni will intermediately live with each of them weekly, since their individual house were not that far away from each other. The money will also be divided equally, but their family car will be owned by Janette since it was she who paid it fully in the first place. Tarry didn’t mind, though. He still had his motorbike in the garage that he sometimes use. Besides, it’ll be easier to find and catch Pokemon by riding the bike. After everything has been settled, Janette shook hand with her lawyer, and without another glance toward Tarry, she left. She had officially walked out of his life, his wife of thirteen-years, and he felt very depressed about it.

 

When he walked out from the meeting room, his son was not there. Tarry frowned, then he received a text message from Joni. Joni will be going to live with Janette for this week, so Tarry will be all alone in the big house for now. Tarry didn’t mind, really. He was used to be alone anyway. Tarry smile bitterly, and with slumped shoulders and low motivation, he went to his office to start his day.


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