Hotel Camphrier"My locket. It's gone! You must've snuck in and stole it while I was sleeping! Give it back, now!" He seemed to be getting more and more angry.
Camphrier Hotel-Herbert, by contrast, only seems to be getting more and more nervous.- Herbert: I... what? It's gone? Well, I don't have it! This is the first time I've left Straw's room in days! You... you have to trust me on this one, please, I never even touched it...
Hotel CamphrierDuke continues glaring at Herbert "As if! You even lunged at me to try to take it last time! Give it back now or I'm just going to take it out by force. I'm fine with either option!"
Camphrier Hotel-Herbert, who is by this point white as a sheet, does a very good impression of a Deerling caught in the headlights for a moment before bolting down the corridor.-
Hotel CamphrierDuke immediatelly gives chase. "Are you really that desperate for it that you're willing to be beaten up to keep it?!" he said.
Camphrier Hotel-Still too terrified to respond, Herbert keeps running down the corridor until he trips over his own feet and falls to the floor. He simply curls up into a ball, burying his head in his hands.- Herbert: Oh no, no no no no no... please, please don't make me go through this, not again, not after everything...
Cyllage Gym-Eskay and Alli stumble up to the top of the rock-climbing wall.- Eskay: In hindsight, we could have easily gotten up here with Spectrum. Alli: But that’s the boring way! Eskay: It’s also the way that isn’t as likely to get us killed. Grant: -climbs up from the other side- Oh, hey! You two must be the trainers Diantha mentioned! The ones that are tackling the league together? Alli: Yep! Eskay: That’s us, yeah. Grant: Well, then, it’s great to meet you! Are you ready? Alli: Ready-steady! Eskay: As ready as we’ll be. Grant: Good, because I’ve been thinking of making this a bit different from what I normally do. -The sound of claws climbing the walls to the side can be heard. A distinctive caw and roar accompany them as the sources poke their heads up over the edge.-
Battle! Amarin Siblings Eskay and Alli vs. Gym Leader Grant!
What Used To Be An "Evil" LairSpritzee: *Cough* <Why did I link the self destruct function to the switch labelled "Activate"?! I mean, come on!> -Footsteps can be heard approaching.- Deziree: Hello? Anyone here? I heard a device explode. Spritzee: <Huh?> -The Spritzee looks up at the young woman, his eyes growing big.- Spritzee: <Wait... it worked! My Find-A-Trainer-inator worked!> -Deziree blinks.-
Hotel CamphrierJust as Duke was running towards Herbert, the door right next to the terrified boy opens and is slammed on Duke's face. Knocking him out pretty much instantly, from the room comes out Hikari in a polka-dot pajama, complete with hat and a Azumarill plushie. She yawns "Man, I'm trying to sleep... Can't you do your chase sequence somewhere else?" she said, rubbing her eyes and seemingly not noticing what just happened.
Cyllage Gym-Holly keeps her grip on the flailing Archeops- Archeops: <Why won't you let go?!> Holly: <I'm not exactly inclined to make things as convenient for you as you want.> Archeops: <I know, but... still!> Holly: <I'm going to ignore you now. ~Hey, hothead, are you there?~> Fawkes: -dodges another snap of the Aerodactyl's jaws- <Yeah?> Holly: <~Keep blockjaw occupied while I deal with birdbrain here.~> Fawkes: <Who are you calling "birdbrain"?!> Holly: <~...The Archeops.~> -The aforementioned Archeops crashes into the side of the rock wall in an attempt to get Holly off of him. It fails in doing anything other than hurting himself.- Archeops: <Aah!> Holly: <Keep it up, genius.>
Route 7-Dune is twirling the Eighth Wonder around (gently!) when Deziree comes back, a smile on her face.- Dune: Find out what the explosion was? Deziree: Yep, and I got a new teammate! His name's Doofenschmirtz. Dune: That's a really long name. Ah, well. Let's keep going. -Meanwhile nearby, an Amaura and a Petilil stand triumphantly upon a mound of unconscious Hoppip.-
Cyllage Gym-The Archeops keeps trying and failing to hit Holly against the wall. Eventually, it wears itself out too much.- Archeops: <Urk… You… ugh…> Holly: <This is it for you, birdbrain.> -She smacks it in the face, dealing that last tiny bit of damage to it.-
edited 15th Jan '14 9:31:41 AM by Eskay64
Camphrier Hotel-Herbert barely seems to notice Hikari or Duke's sudden incapacitation, remaining huddled up in a trembling ball on the floor.- Herbert: He... why? Why does he... why does he want to... I don't want to be left like that, not again, not left broken and dying in a puddle of blood...
edited 15th Jan '14 9:35:36 AM by Herbert40k
Camphrier HotelHikari then glances at Herbert "... Herb? What's wrong? Who was..." She then looks behind the door and sees the uncounscious Duke "Oh no..." she then looks back at Herbert "Maybe you should get some rest and forget what happened here...?" she suggested.
Camphrier Hotel-Herbert continues to tremble with panic, still babbling to himself just quietly enough for the words to be incomprehensible, before suddenly going still.- Maul: ~Yes. Rest is a good idea.~ -He starts tracing a line of pink energy around Herbert's head.-
edited 15th Jan '14 9:45:47 AM by Herbert40k
Camphrier HotelHikari just looks at what Maul is doing with curiosity "... Just what are you doing?" she asked.
Camphrier HotelYeah, okay... Thanks, Herbert. -she rests her head on Straw's shoulder as he leaves- Please, don't worry about it. -she goes quiet for a moment, looking conflicted, before speaking again- Straw... -she hesitates, then turns to press her face into his shoulder, holding him tightly- Please don't leave me. I need you.
Connecting Cave, Aka the Zubat Roost-Dune and Deziree enter, and are immediately set upon by Zubat.- Zubat 1: <Halt! You are not authorized to be in this area!> Zubat One: <You are not recognized!> Zubat Uno: <State your name and the name of your hairdresser!> -The first wave of Zubat are blasted back by a Powdered Snow.- Dune: Blegh, I hate Zubat. Always yelling in your ear, always using Supersonic, always refusing to go away- Deziree: Uh, Dune? Dune: Like that time Garuda ended up falling into that underground river because he got confused by a lucky Confuse Ray- Deziree: Dune. Dune: And that time Rill almost brought the cave down on us after ramming into a pillar- Deziree: Dune! Dune: What?! Deziree: That Zubat's green. -She points through the horde of Zubat towards one at the back, who is indeed a luminescent green as opposed to the standard purple. Dune's breath catches in his throat.- Dune: ... Holy Arceus that's a shiny.
edited 15th Jan '14 9:55:24 AM by DuneTheWanderer
Camphrier Hotel-Maul glances up at Hikari.- Maul: ~Putting his mind at ease. It'll hurt. He won't thank me for it. But they'll both be healthier for it, in the end.~ -He traces the line of pink energy to Duke's head.-
???-Herbert starts to stir in a place that is most certainly not the spot where he fell unconscious.- Herbert: ...Wait, this isn't... am I...? -He curls up more tightly.- Herbert: No... not this, not now...
edited 15th Jan '14 9:55:29 AM by Herbert40k
Camphrier Hotel"Riiiight... I guess I should at least put them somewhere comfortable." Hikari then starts moving the uncounscious bodies.
???Herbert might find himself in a corridor of a huge dojo. He might hear someone approaching him from behind.
Camphrier HotelMaul: ~Allow me.~ -He psionically levitates Herbert and Duke and lies them side by side in Lyuri and Duke's room.-
???-Herbert does indeed hear someone coming up behind him and sits up straight, shuffling away from the source of the noise until he hits the wall. His eyes remain tightly shut.- Herbert: No... no, please don't... I don't know what I did to make you hate me, but I'm sorry, I swear...
Connecting Cave-Dune sends out Laharl, Flonne, Zeus, and Anja (hey, she needs experience).- Dune: Take out these Zubat, but keep the green one conscious! Laharl: <What? What's so special about some Zuba-> -Laharl is interrupted as the green Zubat drops from the ceiling and dives at the Tyrunt, blazing with aerial energy.- Green Zubat: <You want me?! Then you gotta fight for me! Troops, attack!> Zubat Swarm: <Yes, commander!> -Laharl picks himself up as a Flonne and Zeus fight off the swarm of Zubat. Anja is dancing around, taking Supersonics and Confuse Rays.- Laharl: <Oh, it is on!> Green Zubat: <Bring it, No Arms!> Zeus: <HA!>
???The figure approaches Herbert and reveals himself to be exactly like Duke in human form, the only difference being that he was wearing a blue belt. "How... How did you get here?" he asked, calmly.
???-Herbert pulls his legs up against his chest.- Herbert: I don't know! I think Maul brought me here, but I can't tell, I just came out of my room and suddenly you want to beat me bloody again... please, I'm begging you, don't hurt me, I only ever wanted to help you...
edited 15th Jan '14 10:18:06 AM by Herbert40k