A bit of a different take on the theme of the 'changing seasons' contest, and also a commission story for Guri.
A certain pyroar's trainer has things all planned out: he's picked out a match for her and set her up at the best daycare in the region. But, she wants no part of it, and will go to some unusual lengths to ensure she gets her way of things.
A Matter of Species (11461 words)
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There is also an alternate ending, which will be embedded as a link in the appropriate place in the story (look for the underlined words 'Trent read over the documents'), though please do read the 'official' version first!