Hello, everyone! I'm Carnelian-Fox, formerly known as Pokemon Ranger-Trainer on FanFiction. I'm typically a writer and I plan to continue to write on FanFiction. I also plan on uploading my stories here, too. That means you can expect a lot of deviations from me because I have a lot of "backlog". I won't upload all of them because, while people still read the older stuff, I look back at my older content and make a sour face, which means I probably have grown some as a writer. I've also recently gotten into doing some amateur sketching. It's been really fun and I'll keep on striving for improvement.
I want to thank crossfire775 for getting me to finally start doubling up on fandom platforms. Crossfire's use of characterization in writing is a truly engaging one. I also want to thank Kurokari, who I initially met IRL. She's a very talented individual in many mediums. My biggest thanks to her for making the profile pic you see here, also the one I use on my FanFiction account. Please check out both of their profiles.
"I don't care if you're bisexual; you're you and I love you." -My Girlfriend
"If I do good, I feel good. If I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion." -Abraham Lincoln
"We don't die for our friends, we live for our friends." -Erza Scarlet
"Aye, sir!" -Happy
"Pika, Pikachu!" -Pikachu
"Who cares if we're weak!! If we band together, we can do anything!!" -Carla
“When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life's a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means―hey, glass half full―we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are, from the biggest elephant to our first fox, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself, and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us.” -Judy Hopps
"Never eat the maroon altoids." -Cornine
"I would never do that by accident!" -My Sister
-Lena (younger sister)
-Lenny (younger brother)
-Sting Eucliffe (godfather)
-Yukino Agria Eucliffe (godmother)
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Fur Color: Red (main body color), Pink (face, paws, tail tip)
Magic: Aera, healing magic
Description: Leon is the oldest of Lector and Alia’s three children. Like his younger cat siblings, he's the spitting image of Lector, but with Alia's fur length and thickness. While he was only two when his sister Lena was born, he remembers being six when his little brother Lenny came into the world—also the day that their mother, Alia, died due to complications in the egg-laying process. Since that day, Leon has devoted his life to the healing arts. Seemingly naturally gifted, he refuses to believe that whatever level of skill he is on is “good enough” due to his low self-esteem. He had tried opening up to several females and even a few males in the past, but the females thought he had too much baggage and didn’t want to deal with it while the males were straight and unable to reciprocate his feelings.
Convinced he was going to live as a freak and die alone, Leon attempted suicide when he was eleven, but Lena, who was nine at the time, managed to stop him. Lector was horrified when he had discovered the attempt and had cried more that day than the day Alia died. He couldn’t stop hugging his oldest child and telling him that it was perfectly fine for him to feel attracted to both males and females. Leon had been diagnosed with depression a year later. On top of being at an age where the hormones first start raging, Leon struggled with his depression. He had come out about his bisexuality to the other members of Sabertooth, but was reluctant to do so outside of the guild. Many of the townsfolk that once looked upon him as the shy, polite cat with a keen intellect wouldn’t even spare him a passing glance. Those who did quickly looked away or tried to convince him that bisexuals didn’t exist and that he just couldn’t choose.
It’s not a choice. Leon genuinely felt romantic attraction towards the males and the females he had made advances on. He had wanted to devote his being to them and give them his love. It wasn’t meant to be, but that didn’t mean he didn’t exist. Leon was as real as the pain he felt by the various rejections.
(Crossover role play information) The magical guilds of Fiore were on the friendliest of terms with the Land of Fire and Sabertooth was no exception. Sometime after his twelfth birthday, Leon went on a trip to the Hidden Leaf Village with his father and Uncle Sting to visit some family friends, the Yamanaka clan. While fiddling with the sleeve of a blue hoodie he was wearing, Leon inadvertently showed the scars on his wrist to 13-year-old Inojin, who immediately gifted a rose to the red Exceed. Leon and Inojin became fast friends, but Leon believed that Inojin wouldn’t like him romantically. He tried to suppress his feelings, but he couldn’t. His heart yearned for the human genin.
One night, during his visit, Leon was sitting on the Yamanakas’ roof, contemplating the meaning of his existence. Inojin went up to check on Leon, who asked him to find ten good things about himself; ten reasons for him to keep living. When Inojin asked why, Leon said it would mean a lot coming from the human. Leon also told him that he was bisexual, but kept his feelings under wraps. Inojin admitted that he, too, was bi, but then asked Leon for advice on how to tell Shikadai that he liked him. Leon, hiding how disheartened he was, said he couldn’t answer; he’d screwed it up every time.Leon secretly watched Inojin confront Shikadai about his feelings. Shikadai admired Inojin’s loyalty to their friendship, but said that he didn’t feel the same way and that someone needed him more before blowing Leon’s cover. Inojin got on his knees before the Exceed and said that he had feelings for both him and Shikadai and that his heart knew what it wanted. For the very first time, Leon cried tears of joy instead of tears of sorrow and pain.
Chapter 7: The Filming Begins
Dian had happily agreed to the film shoot being after classes and arrived at Sunshine Academy as soon as they were out. Garnet, with a blush on her face and a smile spreading across her muzzle, walked up to Dian and greeted, "Hey."
"Hey," Dian returned the greeting, smiling back and getting lost in Garnet's dark pink eyes. They moved in sync as they hugged each other.
"They're already on the same wavelength!" Larimar observed.
"What type of wavelength?" Sapphie asked with the potential to give a technical explanation on the definition of a wavelength. No one answered her for that reason. Romance was not really Sapphie's forte, though there have been times where she portrayed an interest in romance.
"Ruby's so excited! Ruby gets to be Garnet's manager!" Ruby exclaimed with glee as she put on a red managerial vest.
Several of their classmates were gathered outside before Masago finally came out. He was wearing an orange shirt, cargo shorts and a green visor. The teenage human male asked, "Is everyone here?" He took a look around as they all gave him murmurs of confirmation. "Good! We're going to shoot the opening scene at the Strawberry Café."
The operation shifted over to the Strawberry Café, where Garnet was able to double up on work; she was able to perform her real job as a waitress and still act in the movie. This was, as she would put it, striking it rich. Garnet was going from table to table, and Angela caught it all with the camera strapped to her head. Masago called out, "And enter Tom and hostess."
Dian, who played the part of the male lead, Tom, and Sapphie, who played the café hostess, took their cue. Sapphie led Dian to a table by the window of the café and said, "Your waitress will be with you in a minute, sir." She gave him a menu.
"Thank you," Dian thanked Sapphie in character, his heart pounding. He was very excited to be able to work with Garnet. He wanted to be able to build a strong bond and incredible chemistry with her, and what better way than doing something they both loved; performing?
Sapphie walked away. While that was Garnet's cue to go over to Dian, she was busy taking orders in real time. She scribbled on her notepad and saw that Sapphie was gone. "Ga!" With a forced verbal tic exclamation, Garnet scrambled over to Dian and quickly regained her composure. She adlibbed, "I'm sorry for the delay, sir. We seem to have a full house this afternoon."
"It's no trouble at all," Dian replied with a genuine smile. Garnet wasn't sure if Dian was adlibbing in character or not, but she rolled with it and smiled back. She fell for him a little more inside. Every time they interacted, her passion for him seemed to grow.
"My name is Molly and I will be your server today," Garnet told Dian, going back to the script. "Can I get you something to drink, sir?"
"Could I please get a cup of coffee? I'm in for a long night tonight," Dian requested, throwing in an exhausted-sounding chuckle.
"Sugar? Milk?" Garnet asked, about to write on her notepad.
"Just milk, please," Dian told her.
"Right. Coffee, light with milk, no sugar," Garnet summarized the milk order as she wrote it down. "Great! I will get that for you right away!" With that, Garnet went into the kitchen with the order.
Garnet met up with Sango in the back. Sango was playing the part of a fellow waitress named Cora. Sango, in character, said, "Wow, that customer is really cute, nyan~!"
"You think so?" Garnet asked, looking over at Dian as the latter browsed the menu.
"You should ask him out, nyan~!" Sango, in character, insisted as she suppressed her urge to break character and pig out on every sweet in the café. It didn't help when Larimar walked by with a strawberry parfait.
"I-I don't know, Cora. Flirting with guys isn't why I have this job. I'm here so I can get on my feet," Garnet responded. She would have doubled over if Sango broke character this far into the scene. Garnet was thankful to be given a drink to take to another table before Sango had the chance to break character.
Dian's next action in the script was to look like he was coaching himself to say something as he browsed the menu. He did just that. He kept mouthing 'I have to ask her out' as he perused the menu.
When Garnet went over to the back again, Sango, as Cora, said, "You know, he looks kind of familiar, nyan~."
"Oh?" Garnet, as Molly, replied.
"Less talking, more working!" Ruby shouted at them, looking all too satisfied with the position of her character and the way her lines were written.
"Yes, ma'am!" both cats responded simultaneously as Garnet took the coffee over to Dian.
As the pink cat brought him his coffee, Dian smiled another genuine grin. His eyes were brimming with joy at the sight of her. He closed his menu. Garnet asked, "What can I get for you today?"
"Could I please get the roast beef sub?" Dian asked as he handed her the menu.
"Certainly, sir!" Garnet replied as she took the menu and went into the back.
"Those eyes…" Dian, as Tom, said to himself, "they're just like how mine were a few years ago; fiery with determination and voluminous with passion."
A little while later, Garnet brought Dian his roast beef sandwich. She wished him the best with a simple, "Enjoy your sub!"
"Thank you! It looks delicious!" Dian thanked Garnet. Dian sank his teeth into the sub as Garnet walked away, relishing the texture of the crust and soft inner bread of the sub roll and the cool, sweet taste of the roast beef inside. It was nothing short of delicious. Part of him wished he had gotten some lettuce, pepper, salt and oregano on it, but the sandwich was more than fine on its own.
Sango said to Garnet in the back, "Molly, I remembered where I've seen him before, nyan~! He's Tom Catsburg, that young actor and director who's made a name for himself with his unique charisma and ability to evaluate the market as well as anyone with four times his experience, nyan~!"
"Really? I'm serving the Tom Catsburg?" Garnet asked in a low voice.
"Yes, nyan~!" Sango confirmed.
"If I go out there with wobbling knees, make sure no one is recording me when I fall over," Garnet requested and went back over to Dian. She asked him, "Is there anything else I can get you?"
"Could I please get the apple pie a la mode? And the check when you're ready." Dian requested as Garnet took the empty plate in front of him.
"O-of course," Garnet complied. She went into the back to get the pie and ice cream. When she came back, she was holding a plate of apple pie with a scoop of strawberry ice cream on the side.
"Thank you very much, Molly," Dian thanked Garnet.
"You remembered my name?" Garnet asked, feigning nervousness for the camera.
"Yep. Even if I didn't, it's on your nametag," Dian reminded her as he gestured to her nametag.
"O-oh, right," Garnet responded, seemingly embarrassed.
"Say, Molly, do you have a big dream? One that you've carried with you since you were a kid?" Dian asked Garnet, still in character.
"Well…growing up, I've always wanted to be an actress. There were times when I thought that the odds were against me, but the people who beat the odds are the people who make chances for themselves. I believe in my dreams and I love to perform," Garnet told Dian. "I-I'm sorry, I rambled a bit."
"Not at all! I'm glad you feel that way," Dian informed her. Garnet felt herself blush. Either Dian was being genuine with her or he was a better actor than she thought. He was really drawing out her emotions.
The next part of the scene was just as Dian's character, Tom, was leaving. Garnet called after him, "Sir!"
"Yes?" Dian turned around as she ran up to him.
"Sir, you left twice the amount as what was on the bill," Garnet informed him.
"I know. Half of that is your tip and half of that is for the bill," Dian told her with a kind smile.
"Sir, I-I don't think I can… That's very generous of you, tipping a hundred percent like that, but it's just too much—" Garnet started to say.
"Molly, look, I know what it's like to be in your shoes. It wasn't that long ago when I was working as a waiter in a small café, working towards my big break. I see a lot of conviction in your eyes," Dian said to Garnet, who blushed at the sound of his words. He gave her a card. "My name is Tom Catsburg. If you ever need anything, just call me."
"Th-thank you!" Garnet thanked him and bowed as he exited the café.
"And…cut! That was beautiful!" Masago called out.
"Good. All that managing made Ruby hungry," Ruby sighed in relief.
"You only had one line," Kanon reminded the rabbit from behind her.
"Wow! Garnet and Dian were amazing!" Larimar gushed in awe.
Chapter 5: The Upcoming Winter
It was late November. Gatomon, always dazzled by the holiday lights, greatly anticipated December. One thing bothered her, though. For the past week, exempting the night she spent with Patamon, she had had night terrors. The nightmares were so vivid and morbid. What made a night terror worse than a nightmare is that she couldn't wake up on her own. Her nightmares had involved Myotismon, the darkness of her past, in one way or another. But she had her friends. Most especially, she had Kari and…Patamon. Patamon had been so dedicated and loving and caring lately! Thinking about it made Gatomon swoon. She had always been kind of close with Patamon, but she never thought that she would develop special feelings for him.
"Hey, Gatomon," Kari walked into her bedroom and greeted. She was in her pajamas as it was about nine o'clock at night. "Are you ready for bed?"
"Yep," Gatomon nodded. She was actually a little nervous. What vivid horror would she be tortured with this time? She supposed she would just have to find out.
The dream started off very well. Gatomon was in a chapel or temple of some sort. Standing on an altar, she stood across from her dearest Patamon. Wizardmon was the one performing the ceremony. Kari was her maid of honor. Patamon's best man was, of course, TK. Wizardmon whispered in Gatomon's ear, "I am so happy for you."
"Thank you," Gatomon nodded and thanked with tears of joy in her eyes.
"We are gathered here today," Wizardmon spoke loud enough for the guests to hear, "because these two Digimon have fallen in—"
"Not so fast! This is a raid!" a grouchy, annoying voice barked. DemiDevimon flew in and shouted, "This is your new king! Surrender your lives, and maybe I'll be kind enough to house break you."
"Seriously?" Gatomon asked, unimpressed. But everyone around her seemed terrified. She didn't understand. DemiDevimon was always nothing more than a tool with wings.
"Bow to me, kitty!" DemiDevimon bellowed at Gatomon. He suddenly started to grow until he was at least ten times his normal size. "BOW DOWN NOW!"
With one of his supersized talons, he picked her up by her tail and opened his enormous mouth. Gatomon demanded, "Put me down, you overgrown freak! You're ruining my wedding!" Suddenly, Gatomon felt her tail slip out of her tail ring. She began falling, and she was directly over DemiDevimon's mouth.
End of the nightmare…
"Gatomon!" Kari desperately shook Gatomon, willing to try anything. "Gatomon, wake up! Please, Gatomon!"
"Patamon!" Gatomon screamed when she finally woke up. "Oh, Kari! It's you." Kari pulled Gatomon into a tight hug. "It started off as a good dream, too…"
"Please, Gatomon, tell me about it," Kari implored.
"It started off with me getting married," Gatomon began.
"Aww!" Kari cooed.
"It was an amazing setup! I was getting married to Patamon. You were my maid of honor. I think you might have been engaged to TK. Wizardmon was doing the ceremony. Then…things got bad," Gatomon explained.
"Well, the beginning sounds nice," Kari tried to remain optimistic. "How bad did things get?"
"Let's just say I became the next meal for a supersized bowling ball with wings," Gatomon explained.
"Oh, my gosh," Kari gasped and hugged Gatomon again.
"We should get ready," Gatomon changed the subject, referring to school.
Kari walked to school that cold morning. She was wearing a pink winter jacket and her hat. Poor Gatomon. All Kari could provide her with was a scarf. Kari apologized, "I'm so sorry I don't have much else for you. Gatomon, you deserve so much better!"
"Kari, it is fine," Gatomon assured, but her shivering was not very assuring.
"Here, take this," Kari took off her hat with one hand and placed it on Gatomon's head, making sure to cover her feline ears.
"Kari, I…" Gatomon began. She didn't feel like she could accept it.
"Don't worry about it!" Kari smiled.
"I'm so blessed to have a loving partner like you," Gatomon's eyes sparkled in admiration. "Such sweet love…"
Later that day, in the afternoon after school, everyone was exchanging complaints about the cold. Armadillomon, not Upamon today, said, "It was so cold, I was worried that Cody and I would sneeze icicles."
"It was so cold, I almost flew south for the winter," Hawkmon, not presently Poromon, replied.
"It was so cold, I almost glued myself to a stray cat," Veemon, having advanced from DemiVeemon, replied.
It was Wormmon's turn, and he complained, "It was so cold; I would have given anything for a nice, toasty cocoon to sleep in."
"It was so cold, I was worried I'd have my wings amputated," Patamon took his turn.
All of the Digimon looked at Gatomon, waiting for her to take her turn, but she seemed to have zoned out. Veemon snapped his fingers in front of her face. "Earth and/or Digital World to Gatomon. Do you read us?"
"Huh?" Gatomon was suddenly responsive.
"My word, Gatomon, you seem out of it today," Hawkmon commented. Gatomon gave not a verbal response, but a simple shrug.
"Gatomon, what happened? Was it another night terror?" Patamon asked with genuine concern.
"Yes," Gatomon nodded. Her voice broke as she answered, and tears hung in her eyes. She sniffled, "The worst part is that it started off as a really great dream! Maybe it was the best one I ever had until it turned upside down!"
"Oh, Gatomon!" Patamon exclaimed, got on his hind paws, and hugged her comfortingly.
"Aww!" Veemon, Hawkmon, and Armadillomon cooed.
"I feel warm now," Wormmon informed openly, seemingly amused.
"Thank you, Patamon," Gatomon thanked him.
"For what?" Patamon asked her.
"For caring about me," Gatomon sniffled and looked into his eyes. One pair of blue irises met another. They both blushed as they gazed at each other. One could suspect an imminent kiss. That is, until…
"MY SLEEVE IS ON FIRE!" Davis ran around in a circle, screaming.
"Put him out! Put him out!" Yolei squealed.
"I got it!" Cody threw a bucket of water onto Davis.
"I wonder if there is a remote control for this heater," Ken examined the heater that Davis lit himself up with. "We can avoid more incidents like that if there is."
"It just started shooting off sparks!" Davis exclaimed, showing everyone his singed sleeve.
"That can't be! It's a brand-new heater!" Yolei protested. "At least I think it is."
"Maybe we should get it exchanged," TK suggested.
"Who in the right mind would take back a broken heater?" Cody asked. "Then again, who in the right mind would sell one? It must be some sort of manufacturing mistake."
"We'll take it back," Ken and Yolei announced.