-at a random courtyard-
-Algira and other bug mons are hurriedly carrying a couple of berries to the basement, when hovers still and notices something-
It's gone? Helios...? Is Helios OK?>
-flutters, then erratically flies to the basement, leaving the other Pokémon behind-
-at the basement-
"Come on guys! Plug those generators here!"
"Leave that thing behind!"
"The transfer device! We might need it!"
"Guys! Nothing's happening!"
-We start going out of the basement. Some of the interns watch out from the windows, they day is as normal as any normal day can be at a normal, non-murderous PEFE HQ-
— ...Wait, was all that whatever thing in the intelligence files just... a dummy?
— A bluff, perhaps?
-I look to the outside, then I am hit by a headache. Tears emerge from my eyes, but it's not the pain of the headache that produces them-
— Silent! A mental attack?
— Damn... Sneasel! Where are you, Sneasel!
— Guys, guys...
-I come back to my feet and shake myself-
— It's OK... -smile to myself- It's solved. Oh, what a journey.
— Yeah... moving all that stuff 'out'' of the basement will take us a while. Are you all right?
-I turn to the group-
— It's nothing to care about. Let's go eat and drink guys. We can move all this stuff out when Tangent calls us again.
— You sure?
— We have to wait for him to do an official debrief anyway.
Wonder how things are going at Goldenrod. After this, I hope Pokéteco didn't get too scared. Perhaps I should go and actually buy that birdcage...
-We start moving things out, slowly-
I'll go visit sometime soon, promise.
-Algira reaches to us and flies to my shoulder, I pat her-
— Oh Algira... you are fine.
— <Meh. Of course I was, what did you think, that I was going to be scared, or worried for a random mon of Tagg?
> — buzzes and blushes.
— ...Where is Dintel?
(flaps in annoyance) — <I found him sleeping beneath a tree. He's still there, surely...>
-I mentally facepalm-
Southwest of Ecruteak City
-It's night already, and the Nidorinos patrolling the coast trails are setting some things up after they've cleared a trail where they are waiting for the Houndoom to arrive-
-Akela dashes in from the western shadows-
— <Here they come. Eight of them, in perfect condition. Apparently there were more though.>
(snorts) — <Fine then. We'll deal with those swiftly and decisively. With the humans around, we don't have much time. All ready?>
— <Yes sir!>
— <Already hidden!>
— <Claws honed!>
-Hamada turns around and leers at Maekrite, who is staring at the overall direction of the Bell Tower, covered by trees-
— <Maekrite! Hey, you're spaced out!>
-Maekrite lends an ear to Hamada, then returns himself to full attention and squares himself up to his superior-
— <Yes, sir... sorry, sir.>
-A couple of mons turn their ears to Maekrite-
(frowns) — <You feeling OK? Detected something?>
(shakes his head) — <No, sir. I was just wondering, if I could take a walk after we're done here...>
(snorts) — <Hey, you called this mission. It's your duty to report. Although...> — swings horn and paws the ground — <I'm OK reporting myself if that nice female with white spots is running guard tonight.>
-Hamada sends a leer to his group, then returns to Maekrite-
— <Fine then.> — to Maekrite — <You have until afternoon once we have cleared this. It's not like any human is going to ask around.>
(bows) — <Of course. I will, sir.>
-Hamada returns to his position, quelling some chitchat among the other guards about what the heck hit Maekrite. Only Aamu stares at him with a slightly higher (but still largely insufficient) understanding-
— <So, ready to move?>
-All the Nidorinos approve-
— <Maekrite and Aamu, you are leading the ambush.>
-Both Nidorino nod and move ahead-
— <You OK? Saw something bad at u Frithrah
(to Aamu, smiling) — <No. It's all fine.> — points paw forwards — <Let's teach them. The one who beats the leader gets a Mystery Berry, what about that?>
(laughs) — <Fine if you want! I'll teach you a couple of tricks, kit!>
— <Sure, you can try.> — smiles to himself. — <You can try all you want.