Second chapter! Personally I don't really like this chapter but it's really just to prolong the story a bit. Misty wakes up in the same place but it doesn't seem right; what happened and where is she actually?
Chapter Two: Welcome to my Humble Home
Upon opening her eyes, Misty immediately scrambled backwards in shock at what had appeared before her.
Where there had been previously nothing, a colossal apparition hovered above the lake. Looking more carefully through the night mist, she realised that it was, very strangely, a house floating in the midnight air. But what a house indeed! By her estimations, it had to be at least twice the size of her famously large gym: a mansion, or palace as she discovered later on, fit for a god.
Recovering from her shock, Misty became intrigued about what happened and why a very real looking building had seemly come out of nowhere defying the laws of gravity. She began to explore her immediate surroundings.
The first thing Misty noted was the air felt more vibrant and alive and that there seemed to be more moonlight than before. Glancing up at the navy sky, she saw with a gasp the moon had become full, formerly half.
"What's going on? This is becoming really weird. I must be still asleep back at the gym…" She murmured to herself. She continued to observe the small clearing she was in and with a jolt she realised that every living creature seemed to be asleep.
"How come I'm the only one awake? Even in a dream, there should be some cute Oddish running about or something." Misty frowned.
Realising that her only chance of getting a clue about the recent events would be to try to see if there was anybody at home in the mansion.
Ding. Dong. Misty waited patiently at the arched oak doors whilst looking around at the beautifully carved architecture and the fierce Pokémon statues that guarded the roof. Then, by themselves, the doors slowly swung open without making a sound. Misty tentatively took a step back suddenly unsure if this was a good idea.
"Argh! I don't care! I mean this is like my first adventure in years! What can happen in a dream anyway?" She exclaimed and strode in with what she hoped was a confident manner. A second after she did so, the doors then slammed shut with a resonating boom.
At once chandeliers flickered to life, casting dancing shadows in the corridor that Misty now stood in. She looked at them suspiciously; they looked too much like the fateful Chandelures she had been warned about as a little girl. Ignoring them and certain that they must be fakes for decoration, she continued forward.
On went the long corridor and as she walked further, Misty noticed that the house seemed to get older as if it was a growing beast: the smooth walls became peeled and holed; the patterned tiled floor became cracked and lost their polished look and with an involuntary shudder paintings became swallowed by cobwebs.
I hope there aren't any Spinarak scuttling about. I wish this place seemed more homely like somewhere in my city… Misty thought to herself.
At once ripples appeared in the walls and the floor initially making Misty jump in fright. The flooring transformed into a shiny artificial white surface, the walls became glass revealing aquariums full of water Pokémon blissfully swimming about. Surprised, Misty recognised herself at her favourite place in the Cerulean gym.
"Wait, I can make my surroundings whatever I want?" She said out loud. "I wish this place looked like a spooky forest!"
Straight away the same ripples appeared leaving an avenue of tall menacing trees on either side and the distant howls of Mightyena prowling the night.
Misty clapped her hands and let out a giggle: a sweet chime of joy that had captured many male hearts. However her laughter soon died in her lips when she saw that she was not all alone after all.
In the gloom, two familiar eyes stared at her. It winked once and bounded off.
"Hey! Come back here! Who are you and why do you keep appearing?" Misty called out whilst sprinting after in pursuit.
At the end of the avenue there was a T-junction in the forest's natural path. Stopping, Misty looked left and right in despair wondering where it had gone. Wishing that she chose correctly, she turned her left and sure enough she eventually heard the faint pattering of small feet further down the path.
Misty ran madly like an angered Primeape hell-bent on reaching its prey not caring that she was becoming completely lost in the natural labyrinth. Her sole thought whirling in her mind was to catch her 'stalker' and demand what was going on.
"Please… I… m-mean… no… harm… just… want… to t-talk!" She wheezed in an attempt to sound friendly. She received no response.
Confused, Misty realised that she no longer heard the other running. She slowed down to a jog and abruptly halted as a simple lone door rose out of the fog in front of her.
Confident that whoever had started this exhilarating adventure and her quarry were taking refuge behind the door, she took a deep breath and with a shaky hand turned the tarnished doorknob.