Michi The Meowth: Part 2
It was always strange to Michi that whenever she would go near water, she had the urge to dive right in whereas other Meowth hated swimming. Along with that, she hated being in places where there was no clearly visible path to walk, mostly due to the advice of her parents. It was when she was ten years old that the first extraordinary thing happened though. Upon one of her many dives into her favorite lake to swim, a stray beam of sunlight happened to reflect off of her coin and cast a rainbow of light on the water in front of her. In the light was a scene, played out by how the water moved. It showed Michi placing something in some place she had never been and then running away. Immediately after seeing this, Michi lost consciousness but somehow did not drown. She instead floated to the surface and washed up on dry land, awakened by the sounds of her friends' worried words. Michi tried explaining her vision to her parents, but they passed it off as a dream and told her to be more careful.
Next, when she turned 12, there was an eclipse which blocked out the moon at the hour of her birth, and during the dark moments, Michi swore she saw a shiny object in the forest. Running after it, compelled by an unknown force, she found a beautiful necklace which she instantly fell in love with. It had a rainbow colored gem adorning it and was cast in silver, and from that day on, she never removed it. It too sparkled like her coin. It would be years before Michi realized that this was the object she had seen in her 'vision'.
When Michi was 15, after a terrible argument with her best friend, she ran deep into the woods, and no light was able to reflect off of her to show her the way. She became lost and scared, and was eventually found by a Pikachu who bullied her into handing over the necklace. The two ended up becoming friends however, but the Pikachu, named Spin, became more dominant over her and shaped her into a mindless lackey, there merely for company and abuse. She took orders and didn't think for herself anymore. She had been taken off the path, to the point that she had forgotten her name. She became dirty from living in the deep forest and her shining coin became dark with filth.
One year after this, another lost girl ran deep into the woods, and was unfortunate enough to encounter the troublesome twosome, and Michi and Spin broke the poor Mew, formerly known as Lilly, to become like a new pet, just the same as Michi. Now, the threesome, who went by Spin, Rika (formerly Lilly) and Ditch (formerly Michi), were a truly warped group. They fought a lot, but were the closet things to friends they had. It wasn't until they took a trip to the place where Ditch had met Spin that everything changed, but that wasn't for many years
It would be years in the future, when Michi turned 25, that they came back to where it all began. There, in Spin's old makeshift home, Ditch found the pristine necklace hanging on a hook. It's beauty reminded her of her once shining coin, and she immediately took the necklace and ran to the nearest water source. She had not been swimming in ages. She bathed until her black coat shone cleanly and sunlight created more 'fairies' of light off of her forehead. Upon remembering her old self, Ditch (now preferring Michi again) was back on the old path. She returned to her companions and apologized for her need to leave and find herself. She placed the necklace on Rika's neck as an apologetic ensign of love and ran away.
Michi had completed her first major role, as it was very soon that Rika, by some mystical force, saw her old reflection, one of Lilly, inside the necklace. She broke into tears and followed Michi home to try and reclaim herself, and the now lonely Spin had no choice but to follow as well. The three decided to travel the world together, turning over a new leaf and using the power of their newly dubbed 'purity stone' to help people be true to their own destinies. This was the beginning of a powerful legend, the legend of Team Path and the Purity Stone.