-At the Entralink-
"... So you're telling us that you and that Zoroark had a rivalry in the other timeline?">
"Yeah, our trainers would have to pry each us off of each other whenever we met. It made for some fun times...">
<Milo: "Sounds like a certain other teammate of ours..."
that this was how things were for you in the other timeline, Mike? I mean... You two had the same names!
"Well hey, there's a reason
why it always felt natural to me!">
"What happened to the furry prick anyways?">
"He came with me here back through the portal network, then slipped away. I doubt we've seen the last of him. I hope...
"I guess some
things never change... Even with massive divergences in time...">
"I wish that I could say that this was the strangest
thing related to time that I've hea-">
"Huh?! What are you
"Well, I heard that you and your rube friends were going to fight a madman manipulating Lord Palkia's counterpart... I figured that I should come...">
"... You remembered that blurb before we left?
"I am a lorekeeper
, that is my duty
... And besides... If you all somehow succeed, I want to see what will become of us...">
"I think that that's understandable...">
-Somewhere in Celadon-
that this place wound up looking like a street again...">
"You have to admit... For guys who tore this place up, those cretins are doing a fairly decent job at cleaning everything...">
"Pfft. Like they have a choice?
"What's with all of the flowers and candles at different points on the streets? Especially by the Pokecenter?">
"Burny. Those are shrines
"OH! Um... Th-That's kinda morbid...">
"Would you prefer if they left those places alone?">
-A trainer followed by a group of Pokemon, including a visibly nervous Haxorus draws near-
"Come on! It's only as big of a deal as you make of it!">
"Yeah, Carol hasn't been trying to draw any attention to herself or anything!">
"B-But everyone's staring at me... Th-They kn-
"Know that you're from that adoption program?">
"AAH! Wh-Who are you and h-how did you-">
<Beatrice: "Oh dear..."
"Look, if you or your stupid buddies wind up somehow making Carol cry again, I swear by the weather guardians that I'll fry you!">
"I have my ways... But we're not here to do anything like that... Deliberately.">
"W-We won't judge you, w-we swear!">
<Erika: "You're seriously letting that rat push you around?"
<Burny: "H-Hey! I'm weak to them!"
"You know... I could have sworn that I've heard about your Haxorus before..."
"Oh Arceus, please...
... What did you hear?"
"Oh, just that some people were being dicks to him... He's from one of the adoption programs, right?"
"... You know
"Well, it was already kinda obvious... I mean, I don't think that it's possible
to get an Axeface that nervous naturally..."
"(*gulp*) I-I should have stayed at the house...
"... Is that all you were going to say?"
"Well... I also wanted to add that I hope that you two get along with each other, regardless of what anyone tells you. I know what it's like to train Pokemon that don't come from the greatest of backgrounds..."
"Eep... Wh-Why'd he have to volunteer th-that?
"He's trying to cheer her up
, you coward!">
"Wait... What is he talking about?">
"It's a long story...">
-Elsewhere in the Entralink-
-A Gligar and a Gliscor are off brooding-
"What's wrong, big me?">
"I don't understand... Why on earth do so many ugly things happen in this world?">
"... I wouldn't know anymore than you would, big me... But... Isn't it our job to try and make those ugly things less common?">
"Besides... The best way to try and counter ugly things is to fill the world full of nice things... Like hugs! Everyone likes hugs!">
"Heh... I suppose that you have a point...">
edited 2nd Sep '11 10:57:20 PM by TracerBullet