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Piplup: <Alright, don't really get it, but hey, beats the card-bored box we'd sleep- where's Torchic?>
-"Apparently, Torchic has wondered off somewhere."-
Rowlet, sipping her cocoa: <Oh, oh, he went outside for something.>
Piplup: <Why didn't you say anything?>
Rowlet: <I was eating.>
Sparkers pinched his brow.
"Ugh, let's go find him."
He heads out and looks around for the Torchic.
-"Suddenly, and explosion erupts from the nearby convenient store, and Torchic steps out."-
Torchic, caring bags full of food: <Yo.>
"...time to go! C'mon"
He discreetly picks up the Torchic and starts power walking out of the cafe and down the street, away from the sight. He turns into an alley.
"What they hell were you thinking are you crazy!"
-Some time after the meeting in the Fox's Wedding, Lucius is sat on the bed in his room, looking rather bewildered as he explains things to Falchion.-
Lucius: ...so yeah, it was weird. And for some reason I get the strangest feeling that I won't remember the exact details for a while yet.
Falchion: <That might be the drink talking there.>
-Lucius rolls his eyes and cracks open a cold one with the boys another can.-
Lucius: You do know what day it is tomorrow, right? I'm allowed to be a sad drunk for a while.
Edited by Herbert40k on Jun 15th 2019 at 2:17:09 PM
Ever: Wait, what's tomorrow?
-they fold their legs under themself-
...Also, uh, hi! How's it going? I'm here now.
Merle: <As am I. Let's not go into why, please.>
-Lucius starts, nearly spilling his drink in the process, but is thankfully accustomed enough to Ever's manifestations to maintain his composure.-
Lucius: Ack! Erm... hi, babe. I'm doing okay, it's just... well, it's Father's Day tomorrow.
Falchion: <It's one of those arbitrary dates humans attach arbitrary significance to for reasons I still don't understand.>
Lucius: Yeah, I know, it's just a mark on a calendar. Still, being back home here in Sinnoh, it's just... y'know. Weird cocktail of emotions that I'm hoping to mostly drown out with more cocktails.
Edited by Herbert40k on Jun 15th 2019 at 2:22:31 PM
-a flicker of discomfort passes over Ever's face at the mention of Lawrence, but as with anything Ever, it's gone quickly-
...Well. At the very least, you oughtn't to be doing that alone, no?
Merle: <Why are you this way?>
Falchion: <I ask myself that question every day.>
-Lucius pauses for a moment, but then smirks.-
Lucius: ...True. Maybe we should make it a chance to raise a drink to people who actually ought to have drinks risen to them, huh?
-He hands Ever a drink with no obvious point of origin whilst raising his with his other hand.-
Lucius: To Ever Memito, and their inexplicable ability to infuriate and infatuate me~
-Ever opens their mouth to respond-
-they close their mouth-
-they're a bright red, and they look like they might have teared up a bit-
Ever: ...And to Lucius Cain. Who never stops trying.
Merle: (to Falchion) <Do we need to be here for this?>
-Falchion turns to Merle and mimes sticking his finger down his throat.-
Falchion: <No idea, but I'm going to step outside before I start choking on my own nausea.>
-He does just that.-
-Meanwhile, Lucius gives Ever a huge, dumb grin.-
Lucius: I've got some pretty great people telling me not to. Wouldn't want to disappoint them, would I?
-He wraps his arms around their shoulders for what can only be described as a tacklekiss.-
-Ever squeaks, and kisses back-
-Merle, meanwhile, lands on Falchion's shoulder as he leaves-
Merle: <Can you choke? I'd be fascinated to find out.>
Falchion: <...For some reason, I'm not.>
-After about a minute, Lucius pulls back and grins.-
Lucius: If only you'd told me it was this easy to get you flustered. I'd have started doing it a long time ago~
Merle: <Psssht. Spoilsport.
<Wanna go steal some shit?>
Ever: It's easier than I generally allow people to expect. Can't have the truth getting out, hmm?
Falchion: <Oh please let's.>
-He heads out.-
-Lucius giggles at Ever.-
Lucius: True enough, I suppose. Clearly there was no way you could've seduced me with your mysterious, aloof demeanour if I'd known you were such a dork.
Ever: Exactly! I'd lose a solid 72% of my charm!
-Lucius lets out a mock gasp.-
Lucius: And only be left with just a little more than me? Unthinkable. Clearly we're going to have to work together to stop your terrible secret from getting out~
-He smirks before leaning in for another kiss.-
-it's a well-known fact that it's impossible to let secrets slip while in the immediate process of making out with someone, which is probably why Ever's a fan-
-one imagines we ought to give them some privacy in the interest of secret-keeping-
Isaac:"Ah, yes! Come in, come in. Wipe off your shoes."
-Isaac seems relaxed upon first glance, but he keeps checking his watch.-
Isaac: "Would you like some seltzer? I have bottles and bottles of it."
Armand: Oui, that would be nice.
Meanwhile, wherever Ivan is, three durants and a weirdly colored spinarak crawl in. They approach Ivan and slowly begin to chew away at his ropes.
He ought to recognize at least the spinarak and the two durants. The third one he cannot read at all.
Lita is at a cafe with her grandmother,sipping away on a cafe latte.
Danielle: "You know what day it is? You should give him a text."
Lita almost chokes on her beverage.
Lita: "Thanks I almost forgot!" She whipped out her phone and started drafting some texts.
Ponyta's eat hay.
That joke has never been funnny. Anyways, you know what day it is?
No silly it's Father's Day.
...Oh. I didn't think I qualifed.
Why wouldn't you? You are a version of my dad. We should hang out.
Are you certain?
Of course I am. I miss you. You're always away working.
...ok. Sorry, I've had a rough few days. Where are you?
Jubilife, at Ambiguous Cafe!
...Is Danielle there?
...Yeah...do you want her to leave?
...Look, tell her I'm sorry. I'm just not ready yet..
...Ok. Can't wait to see you! ^_^
She put away her phone and forced a crooked smile at Danielle.
Danielle: "He doesn't wanna see me, does he?"
Lita shook her head. "It's alright. Just give him time, he'll come around."
A collection of Pokemon felt the blanket underneath their sleeping forms shift, waking a few of them up. Koyasa looked at Minerva's sleeping form, while Sylveon muttered something and tried to go back to sleep.
Silently, the Fennekin observed his father’s trainer pick up his phone and fiddle with it for a bit. His eyes widened when he realized what today was.
"Father’s Day," he whispered as he sunk into the shadow created by his sheets and reappeared in the bathroom, leaving the Fennekin confused. Koyasa returned himself, hoping to use his Ball’s wifi to find out what Father's Day was.
After Colton left to go spend some time with his own father, Koyasa began planning how he could show he appreciated his father.
Roy materialized outside of the backpack, too fatigued right now to recognize what today was. Half-aware of what his body was doing, he grabbed a choker and put it on while approaching the coffee machine, grabbing the creamer and milk.
When he looked into the bedroom while holding his coffee, he nearly dropped it.
A redheaded boy in a solid orange shirt and bell-bottom jeans who couldn’t have been older than ten sat at a desk, surrounded by crumpled up balls of paper. They weren’t numerous, but the boy was panicking all the same.
“... Koyasa?” Roy asked, slightly nervous. “What are you so anxious over?”
Roy pulled his son into a hug, stroking his head and trying to wipe away what few tears he had. “Neither of us are ready for something like this,” he said. “Why don’t we just treat today like any other?”
“Actually,” Koyasa started. “Why don’t I learn to battle?” He proposed.
He mulled over his options, wondering what he would be able to teach him, and shouldn’t he be spoiling his father and not the other way around?
Eventually, he sighed, removing Koyasa’s choker and placing him on his shoulder, handing him a stick of cinnamon. "Don't be too underwhelmed," he started, rubbing his free hand on his sword as they opened the door and walked out.
Colton and his father sat on the couches in the living room, both of them reading a book and taking a few chips from the snack platter Micah’s only child bought on the way there.
Micah more so, as Colton favored the bag of dog treats he had brought for himself.
-Cady is lying on a sun lounger by a pool. Cory rides a Stoutland over to her.-
Cory: Cady! Long time no see!
Cady: Cory! It's really been too long. How's the farm?
Cory: All good. I'm getting a new pokemon from a friend soon.
Cady: Ooh, who?
Cory: It's a secret! He's very friendly, quite the electric personality!
Des arrived at Jubilife via blip.
Des: "Thank you Tiresias."
<Yeah sure anytime. Look, can I go back in the bo-> He was quickly cut off my Des returning him.
He quickly located the cafe. Lita was sitting at a table outside. She noticed Des and excitedly waved him over. They both shared a hug before sitting back down. A waitress comes over and takes Des's order before leaving the pair alone.
There's an awkward silence.
Des: "I uh never thought I'd be celebrating Father's Day by now."
Lita: "Yeah well, lie is full of unexpected things."
Des:"...Um...so you never told me exactly why you came to his dimension. You said it was to 'see what things were like' but there's a lot of ambiguity in that statement. Did something happ-".
Lita: "Stop. Please. You'll find out. Just not now."
Des: "...I see. Ho-." He was cut off by the waitress bringing over his coffee.
"AW, thank you. So....how's Danielle?"
Lita: "She wants to see you."
Lita frowned and patted her interdimensional father's hand.
Lita: "I know there's a lot of baggage there."
Des: "She just left me...abandoned..."
Lita suddenly enough.
Lita: "Enough of that depressing crap. Down the coffee. We got fun stuff to do!"
Des was a bit startled by the sudden energy, but he quickly downed his coffee, burning his tongue in the process, then followed his future inter-dimensional daughter.
Shutter and GP look dumbfounded at a colossal mess of ad clippings and open laptops. They've spent most of Father's Day looking for a new apartment
Shutter: Why'd you even want to get a new place?
GP: Are you kidding me? That place is a shoebox. Get me something like this, bro. It's relatively swanky.
Shutter: Well, if by reasonably not cramped...
GP: So, where'd [Pleasantville] go?
Shutter: The cemetery, with his family.
GP: Oh, I've forgotten about that. Sure he'll be okay?
Shutter: I tell him he's always welcome to talk to me about it, and he appreciates and takes the offer, but he usually prefers to just stew about it in silence since he barely knew his father when he died.
GP: And speaking of fathers, it's a pity we can't truly relate to that part, though it must really suck that his uncle also died. Gotta admit, Gavin, if anything were to happen to grandpa—I mean, think of it. He's getting a bit on in years. Good Arceus he hasn't been himself since grandma died. I dunno about your stone-hearted ass but I'll be devastated.
Shutter: Ha ha.
GP: And yeah, I do kind of somewhat feel bad that dad keeps bailing on you. I never exactly grew up with him around so I kinda got used to him and mom just not... being there.
Shutter: I mean, with them being serial workaholics, I'm surprised they'd even bother with kids.
GP: Well, I'm certain they got it right at the second go.
Shutter: You're in my apartment. I can throw you out.
GP: Okay, in all seriousness, though. I understand now why him sending you those expensive toys usually just pissed you off. It's a subtle way of saying "guess what guys, I'm bailing!" Dad, we're not even that kind of family and already you're a deadbeat.
A voice is suddenly and unexpectedly heard on the door.
Ritchie: I heard all of that, you two. Let me in or I'll have the gyarados do it for me.
Ritchie: And watch your language! Your mother and I didn't come all this way for nothing.
Rachel: Richard, you rarely talk to these two. Be gentle.
Edited by MasterJayAM on Jun 16th 2019 at 5:02:19 PM
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