I had always been drawn to the Hoenn region. It is very much similar to my native Alola, and yet, so much different. I love everything about it, yet there was one moment I'd rather not relive. My sister, Mallow, says that Hoenn is home to two rival organizations: Team Magma & Team Aqua. She doesn't know much about them, other than Team Aqua is extremely violent, and will not hesitate to severely injure or even kill to get what they want, even for the satisfaction of killing someone. As for Team Magma, Mallow says that they oppose violence in all forms, yet do not take lightly to their rivals, and given the chance, they can and will defend you from being attacked by Team Aqua. I was relieved that nothing would happen to me, but then everything took a turn for the worst...
Before I knew what was happening, I was completely surrounded by Team Aqua. I definitely knew it was them, for they were clearly genocidal. One of them, a girl around Mallow's age, and I presume she is the unofficial leader, came forward, staring at me like she wanted to kill me.
"I am like, so sick of you Alolans messing up our region," she said, hitting me hard in the face. "That's why, we're going to kill you, here and now!"
I touched my face, my hand covered in blood. "I really don't want to die, you know...I...I don't want to hurt you..."
She hit me on the other side of my face, making it bleed heavily. "Are you asking us for mercy? You really are an idiot. I'll make your death the most painful death ever, if it's the last thing I do!"
"Why are you doing this?" I asked her, shaking in fear. I suddenly started to cough up blood. "Why do I deserve this?"
"Because your an idiot, that's why."
I was immediately attacked with no chance to save myself. I knew I had no chance. If I even so much as cried, they'd attack me twice as hard. I couldn't stand the pain. It was worse than the bleeding itself. However, before I braced myself for impact, I noticed that Team Magma had taken notice of the situation. They seemed concerned for my welfare, especially since I was severely injured.
"Leader Maxie..." one of his grunts said, concerned for my welfare. "How could they ever want to hurt her?"
"You're right," their leader remarked, taking a step back. "I will not allow them to kill her. We will rescue her at once. Take your positions immediately."
"Understood, Leader Maxie!" they said without hesitation. "We will protect her from her assailants at the risk of our own lives."
My terrifying ordeal ended quickly. I was surrounded by Team Magma, forming an inpenetrable barrier between me & Team Aqua. While they bravely fought off my assailants, a Team Magma grunt extended his hand toward me. I was scared, but he reassured me that I was going to be alright.
"I'm not going to hurt you," he said, reassuringly. I held his hand tight, not wanting to let go. He seemed touched, and held me against his chest, trying to comfort me.