So, you guys remember a picture from way back when about my Kangaskhan Coco?
Well, I went through her story again, and I realized that other than Benjamin, I've only drawn two of Rich's "Original 6" team members.
Wanting to fix this problem, I decided to draw someone else from the original team, this time it's another big lady and her name is Lassy The Lapras.
So much like Coco and Tenka, Lassy is a chubby and motherly kind of girl.
t was a little difficult to find a dress that work with Lassy, as that big shell on her back makes her clothing opinions limited to a point.
But I think what I drew for her was somewhat fitting, I even added little clamshells on her dress for flavor.
I also made Lassy a Shiny Lapras, as I really liked the purple and pink colors that go for her more than the blue and cream colors. Story Time:
Off of the coast of Vermillion City, there was a pod of many Lapras that would feed from the rich sea vegetation and occasional fish that would swim by.
The Lapras pod were so kind, that sometimes they'd let the citizens ride of their back, they were especially fond of the children.
But one day, the Lapras stopped visiting Vermillion City...
No one could figure out way they had stopped visiting, growing weary of their sudden disappearance the city a group of scientist took a research vessel to visit the Lapras pod's actual home.
For safety measure from the ever grow problem that is Team Rocket, Vermillion City Gym Leader Lt. Surge accompanied the scientist on their voyage.
The ship sailed rather far out into open waters until they found a small cave that was sadly littered with a few Lapras corpses, the water bloodied from the wounds they substanted.
From the scattered hooks and harpoons in the water, Lt. Surge could tell that this was Team Rocket's doing.
They have been tracking the pod for a few days it would seem and they captured as many as they could to sell on the Black Market, or just hunt the Lapras for their shells to make jewelry or sell in for raw cash.
A small scuba team swim into the cave to see if there were any survivors left.
Fortunately, the crew found one survivor a small baby Shiny Lapras, who they named Lassy.
Not wanting to have Team Rocket find this baby, they quick sailed back to Vermillion City where the baby was taking into the Vermillion Aquarium to be nursed back to health and have a place to stay.
In the few years that Lassy was living in the Vermillion Aquarium, the crew many times tried to have Lassy swim back out to sea, but she never wanted to go back out to sea out of fear of having Team Rocket hunt her down.
Eventually Lassy would grow too large for her home inside the aquarium and would later be moved to a new outside tank.
One day, will Lassy was in her outdoors tank, she found herself staring intently on young trainer who had just gotten his Thunder Badge from Lt. Surge.
She was able to watch his from the video feed that goes to her home, and she was captivated by his battling skills.
Lassy had grown bored from laying about and being stuck in her aquatic casing; her caretakers were extremely kind to her yes, but it wasn't going to do her any good to stay in her tank for the rest of her life.
Once the young trainer and his Shiny Female Charmeleon pattern came to visit Lassy came up pressed to the glass, begging to have him take her with him.
The trainer was very confused as he has just arrived and never had a Pokemon just beg him to take them with him.
Many of the aquarium team noticed that Lassy was yering to go somewhere that wasn't the sea.
Lassy's head caretaking asked young Rich Willard if he was interested in taking Lassy, as he only had Tenka as his only Pokemon in his party.
Rich needed a some different Pokemon, so he took Lassy into his care as she was more than happy to go with him.
While traveling with Rich and Tenka, Lassy's kindhearted nature was a relief on Rich, as Lassy was able to help out Tenka's teenager mood swings.
Eventually, They'd meet Coco the Kangaskhan and her baby Cookie in the Safari Zone.
Lassy and Coco grew very close to each other as Lassy would help mother both Tenka and young Cookie.
Although not wanted to battle much, Lassy proved herself as a strong fighter to Rich's team, with her powerful Ice and Water attacks.
Once the team became Champions of Kanto, they were tasked with hunting down some region monster called "The Green Devil of Kanto" who was murdering what ever stood in it's way.
When Mr.Fuji called Rich back for a visit, both fearing for Cookie's safety, both Coco and Lassy left her in Fuji's caring hands while they were away to fight this monster.
The group found the monster hiding out in a uninhabitable lonely island in the Sevii Islands, where they would find and hopefully capture him.
...This was easier said then done...
The Green Devil first aimed toward Coco, who it punched so hard in the gut she passed out.
Lassy herself was kicked so hard in the back that her shell cracked, the pain was so great that it cause her body to go into shock and faint shortly after that.
Awaking sometime later in Coco's arms, she asked just what had happened, as the entire island was in flames from the active volcano's lava pouring out the side.
Coco told Lassy to help her pick up their fallen teams, and it took Lassy, Coco, and Benjamin to haul Arthur the Nidoking to the ship, and Benjamin had to carefully carry what was left of Cremia the Jolteon as the Green Devil nearly ripped her body into pieces.
They all waited for Rich and Tenka to come back to them safely...
Lassy got sick of waiting and went to go looking for them, but before she could look for them, Tenka flew down with Rich in her arms bleeding from the head, and Rich holding a Master Ball covered in green blood from the monster.
Finally back at the Pokemon Center as everyone was being treated for injuries, Lassy was busy having her shell fixed and patched up with cement to fill in the cracks.
Lassy made sure to contact Mr.Fuji to let him know they survived and just to check in on Cookie.
After two weeks of rest, everyone was deciding what to do with the Green Devil.
The majority wanted the monster to be executed on the stop for everything he did, but Coco interjected as she said Team Rocket was more to blame then Tetsuo was.
Lassy didn't want to believe he should be forgiven so easily, but after the group had viewed the video logs from Dr. Akiyama; Lassy's tone had changed.
Tetsuo was speared from death and was allowed to go home to Unova with Rich, but wasn't allowed to return until a year later so all of the panic and fear could have a chance to die down.
Lassy continued to stay with Rich and the team through Johto and Hoenn.
She, along with Coco and Tenka helped to keep Tetsuo in check, as well as have some people to be around with positive reinforcement.
After Hoenn and the joining of Saiko and Shade to the team, Lassy retired as she wanted to go and work at a daycare to take care of the little one, and she was the best and most motherly of her job.
Lassy was best known for her soothing voice as she'd sing lullabies to put the babies to sleep.
After Hoenn Lassy was growing more and more worried about Coco, as Cookie found a trainer for her to bond with and decided to stay in Hoenn.
Coco's depression was clear to see...
Tenka asked Lassy if she could help Coco get a job at the daycare, maybe it'd help improve her mood for the better.
Lucky, Lassy was able to get Coco a job and eventually they both moved into together as roommates.
Sometime later, the two realized they had feelings for each other, and started to become a bit more romantically involved with each other.
Today, Lassy and Coco live happily together with each other as they continue to take care of many kids.
They both occasional pay visits to the other in Rich's maor to help babysit for little Two-Tone from time to time.