-Quest Island, at the grounds of a familiar local tribe-
"What on earth was the meaning of what happened earlier?">
"What part? The return of the human with the Marowak from a distant land? The fact that he was somehow able to understand us? The fact that they were asking if we had seen some bizarre white fiend around? Or the fact that a god
"Quite frankly, all of it. I wasn't expecting any
of those things to happen...">
"According to the Marowak, her human and her fiend companions have apparently been through quite a bit since we last met...">
-OU, in the Dream World-
-A certain Flaffy is sitting beside the form of a certain male Salamence-
"... So no one has any idea what happened to me in this universe?">
"Yeah, we wound up bringing you into this world this way because we couldn't find any decent leads to you. We even tried combing the Spirit World for you.">
"(*sigh*) Well... At least we still get to be around each other...">
"Pascal heard that there were a few ways to get Pokemon like you out of here, and he's been looking around with some of the others to see if there's something more to it...">
"... Huh? How does that even work?">
-On a boat just offshore of Quest Island-
was really worth being dragged out of the lab...">
"Well hey, you got to meet with those nice Marowak and Cubone again!">
"... Right... Let's go with that...">
"Well, think of it this way, we've got the two major headaches away from us at the moment.">
"That's not really comforting when we don't know where one of those headaches is!
"... How exactly did that happen again?">
"(*shrug*) Beats me.">
"Aww... Did Gene really have to go back?">
"Well, we did
need someone to sit out...">
"And a few of us will be heading back to HQ with Moe once we leave this place.">
"Aww... You're leaving?">
"Well... It has
been a bit troublesome for Tracer to keep track of us all... Especially here
-In a park in Celadon in another universe-
-A certain pair of trainers and their Pokemon are eating at a picnic together-
"It's really sweet of you to do this on such short notice, Randy..."
"Eh, I can't really take the credit for it. It was Sabine's idea..."
"It's amazing how fast things grow back in just a couple months...">
"Well, hey. What can you say about plants? Throw the nastiest thing imaginable at 'em, and if they ride it out, they'll grow back eventually.">
"Those trees are sure taking their sweet time growing back...
<Amelia: "The key word there was 'eventually,' fox.
"Shame that the same thing doesn't work quite as well as on glass and concrete...">
"... It'll get better, won't it?
"It's getting there, just give it a little time.">
"Nah, I'm fine.">
<AU!Audrey: "You know, you could try lying to a Lucario who isn't any good at reading Auras..."
<9-Volt: "Alright, fine. It's just that... I'm still not sure what to make of Scumbag..."
<AU!Audrey: "Well, I'm fairly sure that there's a lot of things that he's done that he probably doesn't want to talk about. But does he really seem like the kind of Pokemon who's proud of doing those sorts of things?"
<9-Volt: "I suppose you're right... But does he really think that he can just walk away from his past? I mean, I know that he would have probably gotten killed if he didn't do as he was told and all, but still..."
<AU!Audrey: "Just between you and me, but it feels like Vektor's worried about the exact same thing."
<9-Volt: "So he's guilt tripping. Isn't that the way that he ought to feel though?"
<AU!Audrey: "Well... I mean... On one level, yes... But does it really improve anything if Vektor lives the rest of his life without ever really being at peace with himself?"
<9-Volt: "... I guess not... But what coul-"
-The Pokemon accompanying the two have their attention turned to a Pidgeot attempting to fly away with the picnic basket-
"Thanks for the food, su-">
-Dragonbreaths the Pidgeot-
"AAH! Geez! Alright! Alright! Take your stupid picnic basket!">
-Drops the picnic basket from a great height up and flies off-
"Aah! I d-didn't mean to-">
-Which is snatched out of midair by the form of a Charizard-
"I've got it! I've got it!">
"Thank you so much for that, Burny."
"Well... Um... I try...">
-Vektor is looking slightly downcast-
"... You doing alright, Vektor?"
<Audrey: "Seems to me that all he really wants is for others to care about him and to treat him like a normal Pokemon... At least... That's the way that it's been with some other Pokemon that I've gotten to know..."
<9-Volt: "... I suppose that it couldn't hurt..."
"Hey, don't beat yourself up about it. It turned out alright, didn't it?">
"Oh! Um... Yeah, I guess it did... But... How come you're
telling me that? I thought that you said that you hated my guts...
"Well hey, I give credit where it's due. And besides... You seemed like you could use a little encouragement.">
"... Thanks, 9-Volt...">
"... Did I just miss something? I thought that 9-Volt and Vektor didn't interact much..."
"They normally don't... I wonder if they've been getting closer lately..."
-Elsewhere on the boat-
-An Emboar, a Lucario, a Blastoise, and a Sandslash are looking at an Aerodactyl egg in an incubator-
"I know... I think it's going to hatch soon..."
"So we're going to have another kid on the team...">
"It's really nice to be able to meet you guys again.">
"Yeah, same here. I just wish that we didn't have to worry about Guarde right now...">
"I thought you guys said that the others found Guarde in the Dream World last night."
, but it's Guarde
"Ah, I'm sure it will work out...">
-PEFE HQ, in another universe-
-A Bagon, a Drilbur, and a Gligar are playing together-
"Aww... You're leaving again?">
"Well yeah, Tracer's heading off away from this place tomorrow. But it's not as if we're falling off of the face of a cliff or something!">
"But why's Nadia going? I thought that she was staying with one of the interns with me...">
"Well... I kinda had a favor that I asked Tracer to do for me...">
"Oh? What was that?">
"I wanted to try and find a really close friend of mine in this universe...">
-Still elsewhere on the boat, a certain Salamence and Feraligatr are watching over the dozing form of a young Lugia-
"He's really quite something, isn't he?">
"Yeah, he is...">
"(*sigh*) You'd think that things would get easier
after Ho-Oh changed us...">
"Oh, are you talking about Guarde? I'm sure he's fine... I hope...
"I guess... And I must admit that I didn't think that this week would have turned out as well as it did for Pleo...">
"Well, can you blame
those other Pokemon for seeing him that way?">
"No, I guess I can't... I just hope that we'll be able to keep this up...">
"Hey, as long as we're a team, we can do just about anything...">
"Yeah... At least it sure feels that way...">
edited 6th Oct '11 11:41:01 PM by TracerBullet