By nature, Alei is not a fighter. If involved in violent situations, she will use Grass Whistle to try and stop fights. Its rare for her to really get involved in battles, only out of desperation or to protect herself or someone else.Unpredictable
Due to being Primal, she can have moments of being unpredictable if she's angered, under a lot of pressure or stressed out. She is likely to snap, attack or push away anyone in this state.Emotional
This Leafeon is sensitive by nature. Its easy to drive her to tears or make her rage depending on the situation. The levels of comfort she needs differ with the situations she's apart of. Loyal
She has an undying sense of loyalty to those who accept her for who she is, not what she is. She'll never betray them... never hurt them... No, she'll do anything for them, even if it puts her own life at risk.Sorrowful
There are times Alei goes through depression. She's been through a lot, from the moment her egg was laid. Becoming corrupted before being born, being born Primal. It wasn't like she had a choice in the matter, it happened no matter what. And once she was "tame" due to the Soothe Bell, she realized she can only be like this with it on. With it off, she becomes a monster, a killer... As a result, she's come to secretly do series of self loathing, but only when she's alone or does it mentally.Delirious
Due to years of self loathing and having no form of comfort during it all, Alei has become deeply delirious. Suffering from hallucinations of a darker version of herself, always attempting to convert her back to her old self, trying to turn her back into a monster, and of course hearing voices of malice and aggression in her mind. Overall, it has made her very mentally unstable. Even possibly to the point of no return.Low Self Esteem
Another result of her years of self loathing, she has incredibly low self esteem. She doesn't believe in herself, she doesn't boost about herself, she truly believes at times, when it gets bad, that she shouldn't of never been born. Why can't she be like anyone else? Why can't she be accepted? She usually needs a lot of reassurance before she can manage to do things. Some times she'll downright refuse, no matter how much support she's given. Although there are a selected few who can sway her no matter what.Compassionate
She's kind and loving in nature and isn't afraid to display it, although most who are aware she's Primal think she's only faking it. The only ones who know it isn't fake is her siblings and her very few friends (If she gains any).Forgiving
She can never, ever hate anyone, no matter what ill treatment she gets. She excepts it, due to being Primal. However, deep in her heart, she can't ever get herself to hate anyone. She's quick to forgive others, but she rarely forgives herself.Determined
She does have a rare determined side, its what drives her to try and be normal. To try and fit in. To try and be friendly to anyone, even if she gets no kindness in return. Whatever it is, her determination is what keeps her from going totally insane, from her grief of knowing about never becoming normal to her Primal instincts from taking over.Relations
Eve the Glaceon"Mom... I'm sorry for causing you and Dad so much trouble when I was first hatched. I know I made it hard.. I hope in time, you'll forgive me for my past actions. You... you'd understand, Primal instincts are strong.. Once that Soothe Bell was on me... I could finally think clearly, control my actions a lot better. You were the more stern parent, and I can understand why. Our world... it's something that you can't let your guard down for long. You managed to keep us together for a long, long time. I often wished I was more like you. Brave, strong, fearless... But that's not me. It never will be. But you loved us all, even me and Masquerade. You didn't give up on us, and I love you so much... I hope to see you and Dad again some day, Mom.. Its unbearable without you around."Tye the Delcatty"Dad... You and I... we're so alike. We're open with our emotions. Some times they even guide our actions. On the day you got those Soothe Bells... I bit you as you tried to put it on me. And I am so sorry for it Dad... I hope you didn't hold it against me in secret. It was an accident. You always held me, always. I always felt so safe, so happy and... just so lucky to have an amazing father like you. You were the softer parent, but it didn't change my opinion toward you. And once we were all alone... I realized just how much those times together would be some of my strongest memories. I miss your loving touch, your loving embrace... I miss you so much... Please, let us meet again Dad... I'll be waiting for you and Mom..."Blaize the Flareon
"I can't even begin to explain how much I adore you, Big Brother. You've always been there for me. I can't even imagine how I'd live without your guiding paw. I was so happy to see you after we all got separated. But then... you and Masquerade kept fighting, because of me... I'm so sorry Blaize, for being such a coward.. Please forgive me. Maybe that's why you left us. 'Cause you got sick of my spineless nature. B-But... I don't want to go back to my old self.. I can't... It was hard, so every hard. Some times, it got to be too much. I miss your presence. Like Dad, just you being there... it soothed me. I felt safe and able with you around. But... I realize I couldn't depend on you forever, dear brother... I'll do my best to stand on my own two paws. I want you to be proud of me. One day... One day, I want to see you again. Can we, Blaize? Can you grace me with your soothing presence? I miss you so much..."Tora the Umbreon"I... I don't know why you hate me so much. I know I... wasn't the best back then. But the Soothe Bell changed it. I hoped you would accept me then... But you just continued. I changed... but you never did. So... Perhaps we were never meant to be close. That's fine. I... can't hate you, however. You can hate me, that's okay. But just know this, Tora... you're my sister and nothing will ever change that. Perhaps one day... you'll change and realize that. I can surely hope.."Marina the Vaporeon"You were always so hyper, so active... But like Tora, you... picked on me. So I lashed out at you like everyone else. So when I got the Soothe Bell, I didn't know how you'd react. I figured you would be like Tora, and just... keep at it. But... you surprised me, Marina. You changed. Your teasing became less hurtful. You chose to grow close to me, you chose to accept me. And I couldn't be happier. I hope some day... we'll cross paths again. But... I hope you had an easier time than I did..."Masquerade The Espeon"You hatched alongside me, and what did I do? Attack you without mercy. I'm sorry for it. I hoped when the bells were on, we could bond finally... But it didn't work. You kept attacking me, but... I won't give in. You and I... we can relate, we... we can. Right? But then the separation happened... You became more and more unpredictable. Blaize left us, and things only got harder. Then... you left. I... I don't want to be alone..! And then... that Houndoom came in, tried to kill me... But you... you came back. You saved my life, Masquerade. You didn't even leave again, you stayed right by my side. I... I can't describe how touched I was then. You could of easily left me to die. But you didn't. I... I don't want our relationship to break, dear twin sister. I hope... we can continue to bond and grow even closer."Aki the Jolteon"Aki... I regret not spending enough time with you. I know you made Blaize very happy, finally having another brother around. You were a cute little brother, too. I... I hope you're doing okay. I want to get to know you better. I really do. Perhaps... one day, the future will grant that, and we can really bond. Please be okay Aki.."Sorbett the Glaceon"How can I not forget you, Sorbett? Your love for the color pink always stayed strong in my mind. I... I always saw you were hesitant around me at times, I understand. Yet... whenever I was sad, you'd always try to cheer me up. Even if it was a very unique way, but you made me smile regardless. I miss you a lot, young sister. I hope our paths will show mercy and let us meet again. I hope it'll happen someday."Blake the Houndour"You're an unusual one. Others of your kind usually are a little hard to read. Yet you're the most childish little Houndour I ever met. You're not so bad, at all. I do enjoy your company, Blake. I... just don't know if I can handle you if you ever evolve. I... I'll try to get over that fear, for your sake. I want to stay your friend, no matter what.."Backstory
Darkness... So much darkness. Its a given to see it before one is born, but for little Alei, it was even darker than usual. She felt the darkness throughout her body. As an unborn, she could do nothing to defend herself. As she grew within her egg, she began to become resentful of her early suffering. It hurt so much. Why didn't stop hurting? She couldn't scream for help. She was all alone... After her space became almost nonexistent, she had enough. Aggressively, she began to break through her shell, pawing, biting, headbutting, whatever she could do to escape her prison. As she emerged from her egg, she didn't scream or yelp, all she saw was red. Another Eevee, her twin named Masquerade, had hatched alongside her, with glowing red eyes as well. Her first instinct was to attack, and it didn't take long for the newborns to viciously attack one another, attempting to inflict as much damage to one another as possible. Startled, their parents, a Glaceon named Eve and a Delcatty named Tye, managed to separate the two, but not without getting bitten themselves.
However, little Alei was only more angry. She struck out at her other siblings too. Out of anger and fear that they were all out to get her. But she fought with Masquerade and her other sisters Tora and Marina the most, due to purely out of instinct but Tora and Marina always took the chances to deliberately taunt and tease her, alongside her twin. This lasted for a full year. Eve and Tye were at their wits end, they had no idea how to calm and tame their Primal twins and were getting desperate. Yet, they couldn't abandon the twins, they just couldn't do it to their children. One day, a traveling merchant came through, and offered the exhausted parents two rare Soothe Bells. What was different about them? The bells were made of solid gold instead of silver like normal ones. The golden ones were made to be even more powerful than normal, it even effected Primal Pokemon. And since of the outbreak of Primal Pokemon being born, these bells were mainly made for them. It took all their savings, selling other items they didn't need anymore, but the merchant accepts their offer and gives them the Soothe Bells, wishing them luck with their Primal Twins.
It took some restraining, but Tye was tasked of putting the Soothe Bell on Alei, which he managed to do so while avoiding her biting, though he was bitten once. Once it was on, the Primal Eevee stood still for the first time. The bell's soothing ring took its effect almost instantly. Her eyes stopped glowing red, revealing she had deep sapphire-blue eyes. She could see so clearly for the first time in her life... Noticing the bite mark she caused her father, she instantly became remorseful. She began licking her father's injury, trying to make up for her behavior. This caused Tye to become surprised, but relieved. It looked like it had worked... Eve managed to put the other Soothe Bell on Masquerade, whom didn't have nearly have the same effect. However, her eyes stopped glowing as well and they were able to think clearly for the first time. Thus, the two became a lot more bearable. So Eve and Tye put aside their original plans of having more children in order to be able to successfully work with the twins due to them being more "tame". Alei became a more friendly, loving and kind Eevee, which in return, came with its rewards. The family came to love her new turn in life. While Alei was finally accepted among the family, secretly, Alei wasn't happy. She began to become aware just how different she truly was. She was told to never remove her Soothe Bell, or she'd turn back to her old self.
While she built stronger bonds with most of her siblings, others refused to give her a chance. One was her sister Tora, whom hated Alei from the moment she was born. Alei tried to be patient, she tried to prove herself... But Tora simply refused. And so, their relationship became a sour one. Marina was one she had to struggle to bond with at first. She remembered Marina would always tease her when she wasn't tamed, and she felt this would be no different. However, Marina surprised her. The other Eevee seemed to have a change of heart when she saw how much Alei had changed. While she still teased her Primal sister, Alei began to understand she was only... well, being herself. Thus the "teasing" she received from Marina was just playful ones, so she grew to tolerate them. Another sibling she became close to was the eldest child of Eve and Tye, their son Blaize. Her newly found gentle nature became a natural trigger in the older Eevee's protective nature as an older brother. So she came to adore him as a result, looking up to him. Other bonds she shared with her siblings were either good ones or bad ones. However, she came to love all her family members, no matter how they felt toward her.
One fateful day would change her life forever. The Eevee siblings decided to go off and play in a dungeon, although she didn't like the idea. However, not wanting to be seen as a coward, she went with them. They eventually came across a rampaging Rydon. Marina recklessly started a battle with the giant Pokemon. Alei didn't fight and tried to stay out of it. When Tye came in to handle the Rydon, the siblings scattered. She ran, not knowing where she was going. She hid for a long time, scared. However, she was eventually found by Masquerade and Blaize. She was never so relieved to see them both and they all decided to travel together and find their way back home. However, they were lost and confused. Things didn't help since Masquerade becoming far more paranoid, began to pick fights with Blaize. Alei tried her best to stop the fighting, resulting in getting attacked by her twin. One fight caused a very violent attack on Alei where she received a nasty injury on her back. Blaize, out of anger, attacked Masquerade and the two had a violent fight. It eventually stopped since Alei was wounded badly. Blaize, however, had enough of this and decided once Alei was healed and able, he would leave. Once Alei was good and able, Blaize took his leave while the twins slept. When they awoke and saw he was gone, Alei was devastated. However, she slowly accepted the fact Blaize couldn't there forever. And thus, it was only the twins left to fend for themselves.
During their travels, Alei came across a Moss Rock. The moment she lay a paw on it, she evolved into a Leafeon. Masquerade, feeling more paranoid now that Alei had a size advantage and didn't want to be outmatched, went off and found a way to evolve as well. While Masquerade left to find a way to evolve, Alei found a TM that contained the attack known as Aerial Ace. She decides to learn the move, where she forgets Quick Attack in order to learn this new move. Her twin, meanwhile, eventually became an Espeon and returns. The two moved on. But things didn't get better for the two. Masquerade became more and more unpredictable, to the point to attacking Alei for little to no reason, earning more scars on her body. During one argument, Masquerade had enough and decided to leave. Alei, alone and scared, stayed where she was. A Houndoom, whom had been trailing the two, took its chance and attacked. Alei, scared, ran off, screaming for help. One attack wounded her back paw and she collapsed. The Houndoom began to violently attack while she tried in vain to defend herself. She thought she was going to die. However, Masquerade, hearing her cries before, returned. The Houndoom suddenly bites her stomach and hard. She screams. Masquerade rushes in and attacks the Houndoom, managing to chase it off after a brief battle. Alei lay where she was, wounded and weak. She began to believe she would die. She excepted her twin to abandon her... leave her to die... Yet, she didn't. She was surprised when Masquerade stayed by her side during this. She stayed close, and scared off Pokemon who dared to approach.
Once Alei was healed and able to walk, the two moved on. Since that event, her twin's attacks became less common. Was it... they finally realized how much Masquerade did love Alei? Who knows. One day, however, something happened. The two felt heavy and weak suddenly and collapsed. They saw orbs of light coming from their bodies, which were slowly becoming transparent. Alei was scared and confused. W-What was happening?! She though they were dying. She, for the first time since the Houndoon incident, cuddled close to her twin. She didn't want to "die" alone. Masquerade, however, didn't attack and stayed close as well as they faded away. However, to their surprise, they reappeared. In a whole new world. It was bright, colorful... It confused them. However, whatever happened, the world was no longer dark. After much discussion, the twins decided to at long last, find the valley and fulfill their parent's dream. And thus, the twins go toward the valley, hoping to able to start a whole new life within this new world...Fun Facts
Alei suffers from Haphephobia, in which she fears being physically touched. This is mostly due to her twin constantly attacking her over the years. She tends to freeze, cringe or try to back away when touched. However, only those she deeply trusts don't cause her phobia to flare up or if she is the one to do the physical contact first.
Interestingly enough, the Rose Incense has a massive effect on her. It tends to make her slightly more mellow and calm, some times even getting hyper. If under the influence of the incense for long enough, it makes her fall asleep. This is a great way to help calm her down if she's upset somehow.
Alei has vowed to never find a mate. This isn't because she dislikes the idea, she wants to settle down and have a family of her own but due to being Primal... she fears she'd only produce Primal children and also doesn't want to put a mate through this. Plus, who'd want a freak like her as a mate anyways? Or even have kids with?
Alei can't preform photosynthesis due to living in the paralyzed world for so long. How can one even do so if there was no sun and only darkness? She's likely the only Leafeon who can't preform photosynthesis as a result. Even attempting it often physically hurts her due to not being able to activate said ability since she lived in constant darkness before.
Removing her Soothe Bell causes her to revert back to being a full-fledged Primal Pokemon, which means she loses all control of herself and basically becomes a mindless killing machine. She feels no remorse or anything, just the need to attack and kill. Only the bell's chime will stop her and putting the Soothe Bell back on will change her back to normal. As a result, she's protective of her Soothe Bell, doing whatever it takes to ensure it's never removed.
Alei hates crying in front of others. Whenever she has to cry or gets the urge, she runs off to find a quiet spot to vent out the emotion. She also tends to cry more often at night when everyone's asleep. She also had learned to cry without making any noise so she doesn't wake up anyone as a result. This is another habit from her days back in the paralyzed world.
All and any info can be changed at any given time so check in now and again~ Whew, I love this character a lot. I'm hoping to develop her a lot better this time around. C: Also, I think I managed to make her the saddest-looking Leafeon ever, oops. XD So yeah, enjoy~
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