Apple and Flame had been walking all day in the hot sun. The Charmander trudged sturdily along, but Apple was starting to lose steam. He wiped sweat from his forehead and looked wearily at his companion.
"Okay, I'm starting to think that this adventure thing might not be as fun as I thought," mumbled Apple, out of breath. When walking up a small hill, he stumbled and didn't get up. Flame sighed and halted.
"Apple, you're the one who wanted to go on this adventure in the first place," he said, prodding the Pikachu with his foot. The Pikachu groaned loudly and rolled over.
"Let's take a break, at the very least," he said grumpily. Flame shrugged.
"Whatever." Flame yawned and collapsed next to Apple. The grass they were laying in was surprisingly comfortable. Sitting in the warm sunshine like this made the pair very... drowsy...
Flame knew he was dreaming. For one thing, he was not on the sunny hillside that he had fallen asleep on, but was instead in the middle of a large forest at night. Or, to be more precise, in the middle of a small clearing in the middle of a large forest. The trees seemed to go on forever. In front of him rose a large pillar of stone with strange markings on it. Next to him stood Apple, who was similarly observing his surroundings.
"Young heroes," a voice spoke softly. Flame and Apple gasped. In front of the stone, a bright, pale light pulsated, illuminating the entire clearing. The pulsing light eventually revealed itself to be a small, pink creature that floated in midair, waving its tail back and forth. It bounced back and forth inside of a clear bubble.
"Mew," Apple murmured softly. Flame looked quickly at his friend and then back at Mew. Both of them had heard the legends. Mew was said to be one of the most powerful legendaries in the world. Mew nodded gently and spoke once more.
"Meet me at this place," it said softly. Apple nodded eagerly, as did Flame, though his nod was more hesitant. The voice spoke once more.
"Sleep now." Then everything went black.
Apple awoke groggily. He rubbed his eyes, yawning. The sun was just beginning to set behind him. Apparently, he and Flame had slept for several hours. Apple shuffled over to his reptilian friend and poked him several times.
"Hey." Another poke. "Hey lardbucket, get up." Two more pokes. Flame's eye popped open.
"Apple, stop poking me," he said sleepily. He sat up and, just as Apple had, rubbed his eyes and yawned several times. He then stopped, remembering something.
"Apple, did you have that dr-" Apple immediately interrupted him.
"I did, I did," said the Pikachu, his eyes wide. He rocked back and forth on his hind paws, staring at Flame. "What do you think it meant?"
"Well, obviously, it means we should go find that stone pillar in the forest." Apple frowned, confused, but then a look of realization came over his face.
"Ohhh... you're talking about that first dream. I thought you were talking about the one with the burrito... anyway, yeah, we should find the stone," he said. Flame rolled his eyes before speaking.
"It's almost night time," he said, frowning. "Do you think we should continue now? And how do we find this forest in the first place?" Apple grumbled. He disliked thinking practically.
"Well," he said slowly, "the dream was at night, so I guess that's when we'll meet Mew. So... we might as well just keep going now. That nap was really refreshing." He shrugged.
"And what about the forest? How are we going to find that?" asked Flame. Apple smirked.
"Easy," he said, pointing with one paw. "It's right there." Flame looked in the direction Apple was pointing. Sure enough, an incredibly large forest spread out in front of them, starting at the base of the hill they currently stood on. Flame stood silent for a moment before speaking.
"Well, that works for me. Let's find that pillar."