ITT: We are all Pokémon Trainers:
That morning in Johto-Faint, corrupted images of a grandiose batte that never was, that could have not been, flash before Xatu's mind, forcing him to scream to the heavens- «...pain of exodus... revealed... judgment passed... adopted son... Sun... traitor carried out... abandoned... demand satisfaction... to give as sacrifice... Liberator...» Xatu (gasping in pain) — <This is the most I can get... the rest... the Blue... must...> -The Arcanine comes in running, worried- ???? — <Are you OK? What happened?> Xatu — <Get me out of here... mind... can't take any more...> — faints. -The Arcanine picks the Xatu and shakes him up, but it won't awaken. Sounds of people running up the stairs can be heard, so the Arcanine decides that the only way down is the fast way down- Sages — This way! There's something on top...! ???? — <Geez... I'll have to... I know!> -Arcanine runs to the edge of the altar, looks down and with a weak leap clings to the wall with his paws. Then, he carefully casts a Flame Wheel and lets himself slide down the gigantic structure.-
Ni-Frith at GoldenrodSecretary — Not even the assistant researchers are there... Student C — Strange... the assistants were at the dinner last night. Except for Mr Timbú, who arrived late. And, well, Prof. Silent didn't come. Student B — Yeah. No one mentioned anything. Student C (thinks) — What about the phone? Isn't his phone responding, either? The signal can reach to the Nidoran colony... Secretary — ... — puts up the speaker. Answering Machine — Hi. You've reached Prof. Silent Reverence. At the moment I'm busy with field research absolutely inocuous to the city and I don't know when I'll have a connection at hand." (short silence) "Just stay on the line and you will be redirected to PEFE's research switchboard shortly. We'll get back to you... (Route 35 jingle plays) -Secretary hangs the phone- Students — ...
-Meanwhile, I emerge from an underground tunnel out of the city, with Venomoth and Mangemite helping me push a cart. In a clear in the forest, some guards are waiting- Magnemite — <We're here!> — buzzes a sound similar to "Do-De-Dooo~!" Nidorino Guard Leader — <He's here!> — growls — <Sure he brings the covers!> Other Nidorino — <Let's go see!> — leaps forward. Third Nidorino (stays behind on lookout) — <When will he bring toys for the kits again..?> Next year, if I'm lucky. For some reason PEFE isn't shipping me more of those Hoennese toys any longer... -I say hi to the Nidos around and after returning Magnemite and Venomoth to their Pokéballs, open the container and produce a sample of its contents: parts of Nidorino-shaped armour and covers for their torsos and legs- — How's it? Here... — ducks besides the leader and carefully equips him with a torso cover — This one is resilent to electricity and fire. There, go show the others... Nidorino Leader — <Wow... cool!> — walks around, turns and rolls on the ground — <It's a bit heavy but I can get used to it...> — Well... we have to paint them, otherwise you'll all look like Lairons... -The Nidorino looks at me quizically (perhaps he doesn't know what a Lairon is), then he growls a thanks, runs to the others, they chat a little and then the leader goes away to showcase the armor- Other guards — <Here, we can help move the cart, too!> — That's right, uh.... er... I mean, You guys help me carry this thing to the east side.
In a hidden forest clear with some berry trees, Route 42...-The Xatu, recovered, helps the Arcanine fastening a belt- Xatu — <...And that's where you have to go. Bring News Back as soon as you can.> ???? — <Won't take long...> — drops ears — <What about you?> Xatu — <I'll fly south. I think I can still do it.> — tilts head — <I got a glimpse of the creature I have to find. Strangely it is a Feraligator though... despite the revelations of future showed a Typhlosion.> ???? — <Maybe you got some things wrong... or you have gotten sick...> Xatu — <I reached the pinnacle of my capabilities. As weird and unstable as the images were, they are still well-connected. A Feraligator I must find.> -The Arcanine thinks for a moment- ???? — <You sure you'll find the right one?> Xatu — <Yes. How hard can it be? But you... you have to go there and find out... Don't fail in this.> ???? — <Right...> — turns to the Xatu — <Good luck.> Xatu — <What for? Knowledge is all I need.> -The Arcanine nods, and then disappears in a Quick Attack. After eating some berries, the Xatu manages to fly to the south with great effort...- Gone for the rest of the day
Garchomp: <Not in this timeline, I've been woken up before, though it was by the Cubone instead of by Cobalt.> -Hears Sonny- <Some of the things we've done, even before this, defy belief.>
edited 1st Aug '11 11:26:00 AM by rmctagg09
edited 1st Aug '11 11:44:41 AM by stargirl93
edited 1st Aug '11 12:33:50 PM by Mezzopiano