[AU] Inka's Place, the Morning after Inka's Rage
-The sound of several Nidoran kits waking up and starting fighting to see who comes out of the burrow first can be heard-
"Dibs on the Mint Berry!"
"Paps is going to take us to see the train today!"
-Baluarkos, the so-called (adoptive) Paps, is just returning from a stroll when nine small Nidoran emerge from the burrow and go for his knees-
— <Oh my...
-The Nidoran circle him and greet him reciting their dreams from last night and how they shared the berry that survived yesterday's fury. Then, as soon as Baluarkos tries to step back, they turn to cuddlepile him-
-From the burrow, a last figure can be seen emerging; bipedal and blue in shape with strange and funny whiskers. He peeks out from the burrow and examines the surroundings-
— <I did it! I survived! :3>
-The Wooper walks to the grass and sits to yawn and looks around, letting himself take on some sunlight, accounting the events of the last day-
-Inka appears from behind some bushes, dusting the ground with some leaves and feathers-
— <Oh, I see you are awake...> — leans curiously — <Had a good night of sleep?>
— <Ah yes...> — blushes — <I couldn't resist when the kits asked me to stay...>
— nods — <They were quite insistent yes. I... er, I hope we have not caused you any trouble.>
-The Wooper simply shifts around and looks at the kits making short work of Baluarkos-
— <It was warm and we had food. I'm not complaining... and they tell interesting stories.>
-After a short silence, Inka continues her cleaning routine while Baluarkos manages to bring the kits to order-
— <Now, you have to understand, Dad has to go to the human town to leave a notice.>
— <Awwww...> — leaps around — <Can we go? Pretty please?>
Other Random Kit
— <We promise to behave orderly!
— frowns — <Not today, kits. You are going to stay with your mother and behave until the teachers come in to take you to the grassland.>
-The nine faces turn to see Inka, who tilts her head and swings the random leaves she is carrying-
"Are you coming home early, Dad?"
"Can you bring us berries?"
-While the kits assault Baluarkos with more questions and he tries to get them off himself, Pokéteco comes flying from the north and perches on Inka's head-
— <Morning there. Didn't expect you to come today.>
— <I just fell like checking around...> — sees the random destruction and the cut down trees — <Perhaps I missed something...>
— <Not much...> — sighs — <I can explain to you later.> — turns to the kits — <Now all of you leave Dad and come here! We have to go drink water~!>
-All the kits turn around and start surrounding Inka, playing around. Meanwhile, Baluarkos moves to a random place where a small red spike can be emerging from the ground...-
— <...About time I found an use for this!>
-...and starts unearthing what looks like the hide or carapace of a Pokemon, of a red colouration and with several ridges and spikes, the entire structure with some muscles and tendons, not to mention a couple of vertebrae, still visibly attacked to its inside-
"Dad! Dad! What is it?"
— <You still keep that thing?> — gives a reprimanding look — <And couldn't you lift a dust cloud to prevent the kits from seeing it?>
— <They were already trying to unearth it yesterday, so I guess they already suspected about it. Now...> — swings tail — <I'll go leave the warning to Goldenrod and hopefully I'll be back by Ni Frith
— <Take care...> — sends an air "kiss" (a lick) to her mate.
-Baluarkos starts walking away carrying the carapace
-The kits start following Baluarkos, but Inka is fast to halt them-
— growls — <Ahem...
-the kits turn around and look up at her serious, slightly reprimanding face
"Mom look angry...
"...Err.... Breakfast first?
-As the kits orderly return to the burrow to get ready, Pokéteco ruffles his plumage and glides from Inka's head to the random structure of rocks and sticks serving as a sundial-
— <You are feeling much better now, I sense. You just... look happier.>
— grins — <Yes. I think I can overcome my fear now...> — lends an ear to the playful kits — <...with enough distraction. Everything will be better...>
Things won't go that bad anymore...
[AU] Ruins of Alph
-Somewhere at a forgotten corner, a small cloud of dust arises from the ground. It swirls viciously for a moment, crackling with energy, and then subsides to return the place to its usual silence-
-However, were there any wild Pokémon, they would be able to hear a faint beating. And a guttural sound trying to make itself manifest, to grow and pierce air out of nowhere, yet, only succeeding in presenting a bare, otherwordly lament -
-At that dark corner there is nothing more than air, and some dust let loose on the ground, but the beating emerges from there, from the thin air, as if trying to make itself known to the world, despite being, still, nothingness. And only by effort it manages to produce anything sensible to be interpreted, if with great difficulty, with the symbols and words created by The Master-
"┷hቫﾮ⋑er⏅⥀⚘⅁e... ਘc₤╹reꀢℾate₴d?... Ꮏpᨒऽr┿ʊese𐍂ʍnʗ◰tស?..."
-The air and the ground at the corner become mangled for a moment, shifting around in time and space and mixing with each other in nature-defying ways, until a strange orb of purple smoke emerges from the nothingness that returns the space to its proper structure-
"╠di␣☣dyⅨołu... a╹舸lre▟ady woଡଯn... ꒧ꀢevℾ₴aded it..."
-The purple smoke swirls, stretches, tries to assume a stable form, expands and contracts with the unadulterated beating, failing each time, forcing itself back into the shapeless, indefinite mass of smoke. Then, as if gaining awareness of the cosmic importance of the locale, it floats away, towards the closest entrance... and as it does, it gains shape, shading, it acquires a sort of volition of its own... and a purpose-
"....! unfair! ... tharn... unique path... evaded it..."
-The dust cloud reaches to the outside of the caves, to a ledge, from where the land of Johto can be appreciated
. Lush green interrupted only by a white path that crosses the country, mountains to the sea, a sea barely visible to the southeast and a beautiful sky, with cries and trills of several Pokémon that can be heard in the distance.-
-However, the cloud only seems to take notice of a solitary creature who is walking alone, watching over the vicinity of the grasslands below-
"...brought back... order... you evaded... tharn..."
-Below, a not very random Nidorino, Vinollo, is casually examining the flowerfield before him, looking for one that meets his very high standards to take back to the Colony for a gift-
— <*sniff* ♪♥... *sniff*> — goes to examine another flower.
-The cloud observes, if it can be described that way, the build and actions of the Pokémon. After a while and for just a moment, the cloud manages to materialize in an undescript quadrupedal shape trying to imitate the creature below, tries to take the attributes required to interact with the physical world; flesh and bone emerge from the nothingness growing paws ended in three toes. A row of violet spikes protrude from the creature's back. Dark red eyes emerge to turn around and take the light of the world to interpret it for its own purpose... but as the newly formed feet of the creature try to step forwards, to introduce this creature to the world, the entire structure crumbles back into dust-
"...THARN!!! YOU!!! FIND!!!"
-The dust dissolves and is carried away by the wind, but manages to form back into a more or less solid shape in the skies of Johto, and after taking a strong greenish glow for a moment, it swirls, stretches, then charges a sort of power, to teleport itself away.-
-Searching for its prey to claim it by tharn
edited 13th Oct '11 10:25:35 PM by SilentReverence