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Human!Ammy: -blinks at Daydre-
Umbra: -grins at Silas' gift- Ooh, fancy.
Human!Ammy: I could get use out of this!
-Merlin slides Colton a drink-
-Kat now has Skitty ears and a tail-
-Megan's skin is now blue-
Merlin: Glad everyone's enjoying their drin-
-A white blur flies out of nowhere-
-and kicks Merlin in the face-
-The white blur alights on the bar, revealing itself to be a white Eevee with fluffy fur, purple eyes, and a blue outfit-
Eevee: <You loathsome wretch! What are you doing here?>
With a couple of smooth motions, Colton pounds his entire drink, turns to look at the Eevee, and the sound of a shattering glass resonates from his hand.
Meanwhile the glass appears beside Merlin, untouched.
"You sure you want to tangle?" He asked, crackling fire in his hand.
He didn't notice what the drinks did - least of all to himself, a Rockruff's tail poking out from under his shirt, complimenting the ears that poked out from his hair.
Edited by AbsentCoder on Jan 19th 2020 at 1:45:14 AM
Cady: Erm, Loony? Are you okay?
Kat: Yeah, I'm fine. Wait...
-She feels her ears on her head.-
Kat: Ookay. This is both super cool and super weird.
-She drinks the rest of the drink.-
Cady: You're seriously going to drink more of it?!
Edited by QuantumMelody29 on Jan 19th 2020 at 9:38:00 AM
- DS wanders around a bit, until she notices Tagg -
DS: Ah, Tagg. (smiles) It's been a while.
Yeah, it has been a while, I'm glad to see you.
Missed having you around, though I get why you left.
Megan: -hesitant- Uh, I'm...sorry to hear that.
My...my Pokemon journey.
It didn't really get past the second gym.
Megan: I didn't really catch any other Pokemon. I couldn't win. I just...kinda went home.
-she's long since ducked her head, which makes avoiding eye contact rather easy, at least-
-her hand's stopped moving, but for what it's worth she hasn't let go yet-
-she doesn't really seem to know what to say after that, but she puts her other hand over Daydre's arm-
-she hopes it's comforting-
...iiiiiiit's cosplay time…? :D
Addie: -scamper- <You're blue now!>
Megan: That's my attack!
Logan: -opens mouth-
-k i c k-
Vee: -cheer- <Fuck yeah, stick it to the old guy!>
Pippy: <Vee, language!>
Vee: -cheer- "Fuck yeah, demonstrate proper martial form to the slightly suspicious pluricentenarian!"
Logan: -finishes muttering- •~•
Vee: <Me next me next>
Pippy: -flail, interpose-
-between her and the one with hand bones made of broken glass and the one strongly implied to be some sort of Legendary (which she can smell probably and that's why)-
Professor Oak: I'm not sure how you made it here from Viridian without a Pokémon of your own—
Divine Pulse rewind, Viridian Forest
-a Cubone pulls a spine as tall as she is out of a knuckle, wincing- • _•
Mikikyu!Sothis: -dragging a Pecha Berry out of the convoy- <Have you anything to say to yourself?>
Cubone!Byleth [PSN]: unbespectacled, curious- <Would you like to fight?> • _•
Mimikyu!Sothis: -feeding- <Me?>
-fluttering her herself-disguise- <Well, it has been forever since I've got to stretch my wings…>
<But I need to conserve my energy! Where would we be if you charged into another reckless encounter without the wherewithal to—>
Present!Mimikyu!Sothis: <Hey! Didn't you hear what I said?>
-pointing at herself- <No time for more time! Get a move on!>
Nidoking [FNT]: @-@
Byleth: -bespectacled- I ran.
Professor Oak: -frown- Oh, that simply won't do! I've got just the thing, wait here...
-he disappears into his lab, further rummaging occurring-
-accompanied by a clattering counterpoint-
Professor Oak: Well, what're you waiting out there for? Come on in!
-and they do-
DS: (nods) Yeah...
- DS looks around -
DS: When I first got the invitation to this, I considered politely turning it down, since big events with lots of people have never been my thing. But... well, Sunburst found out about the invitation and wanted to go, so I thought about it some more and decided to give it a try, since I was already planning on travelling to Galar anyways... (shrugs) I mean, if I want to stay in contact with my friends, I have to actually, you know, try to maintain that contact, even if it can be difficult for me at times. (smiles) Plus, being invited at all did make me happy. I guess I should thank them later.
Des was busying starring out at the martian landscape.
"Amazing. What I'd give to ride across that on Jovi."
He looks over at Tassa.
"You might be the first member of royalty to step foot on another planet. How does it feel being a space princess?"
Des taps Pent on the shoulder.
"Hey bud. You look overwhelmed."
He motions to a quiet table.
-Pent was about to speak up and ask for a drink, but then the barkeep got kicked by an Eevee-
Yeah I uh... Table, good.
-He wanders over and takes a seat-
Edited by Pentigan on Jan 19th 2020 at 9:20:57 PM
-Kat now has a Skitty nose-
Merlin: -rubs his face- Everyone... This is Fou. Otherwise known as Cath Palug.
Fou: <You didn't answer my question. And you're serving those alchemeical potions as DRINKS!>
Merlin: Relax, I'm being careful about the genderbending ones this time.>
-A bunch of Carbink rush in-
Carbink #1: <Lord Merlin, you've returned!>
Merlin: Hey guys, could you help with the bar?
-to everyone else- Sorry about this...
-Giratina lopes over to DS and Tagg-
Giratina: <Hey you two.>
Edited by Umbramatic on Jan 19th 2020 at 5:30:19 AM
These big gatherings aren't exactly my speed either but it's Ammy and Umbra so I had to come. Plus this is far less taxing for me than the Alto Mare wedding was, in more ways than one. Also despite my feelings about Galar's League system I decided I wanted to see it firsthand anyway.
So I figured you might've noticed that I came with a plus one that wasn't Sol.
You know these past couple years have just been a bigger version of what happened in Sinnoh almost nine years as far as I'm concerned.
DS: Yeah. I'm mainly here to catch more Pokémon for my Pokédex, so while I'm not all that interested in the gym challenge, I guess I'll do it anyways if only so I can catch certain Pokémon since I believe you need the badges to catch stronger Pokémon, if I understand the rules right. (holds up her Scorbunny) Speaking of Galar Pokémon, this is Rouge.
Rouge: (waves) <Hi!>
DS: People who are familiar with Yes! Pretty Cure 5, particularly the second season, would probably be able to guess why I chose that name. (pets Rouge) So, anyways... Yeah, now that you mention it, I guess I did notice. Didn't really give it much thought, but since you're bringing it up, I guess there's something you want to tell me?
- DS notices Giratina -
DS: Oh! Hi there, Giratina. How have you been?
(Kim and her Pokemon- along with the Scorbunny and the Sobble- start to head off to the party when the former suddenly catches sight of a Hydreigon- no, scratch that; two Hydreigon, talking to each other. Instantly, Kim begins squealing with delight- Hydreigon is one of many, many Pokemon that she finds "cute".)
Kim: (excitedly) "They're adorable!"
(She runs up to the two Hydreigon, and takes out her notebook. The Scorbunny and Sobble, meanwhile, look at each other.)
Scorbunny: <She finds Hydreigon cute?>
Sobble: (terrified) <I don't think they're cute...>
Scorbunny: <Well, who knows? They could be friendly.> (he goes ahead) <Come on, Sobble, let's go talk to them!>
(The Sobble reluctantly follows, shaking.)
Sobble: (nervously) <O-okay...>
(Cut back to Kim, who has her notebook out and is happily greeting the two Hydreigon while trying to keep her composure.)
Kim: "Greetings...!" (She can't help but giggle.) "Um... Kimberly Bond, lingual consultant, and you are...?"
Des sat with Pent.
"Hey. I know these types of things can get overwhelming. That's why you never see me at them. Anything on your mind, besides what you talked about at the bar?"
Other than the bar thing?
-Pent shrugs and does that whole 'arm on the table, chin in palm' thing-
My own mortality, my volatile dating prospects, my weird conflicted wants, how I'm feeling about things I'm a fan of. Just a lot really.
A bad idea crosses Colton's mind, his tail wagging as a sign appears beside him, pounding half a can of Lemonade as it does.
2-3 minutes / 1.5:1 3-5 minutes / 3:1 5-10 minutes / 2:1 10-15 / 5:1 15-20/ 6:1 20-30/ 2.5:1 30-60/10:1 60+ /25:1
An upside-down hat appears beside him.
Edited by AbsentCoder on Jan 19th 2020 at 3:27:41 AM
Alexa rubs her face with her hand. "Ugh... looks like things have calmed down a bit. I wonder what made people go crazy."
Edited by RAlexa21th on Jan 19th 2020 at 3:45:34 AM
Channah: -has been there this whole time I guess, probably grazing on the food. She returns to Tagg and finds him talking with a vaguely familiar-looking person- Er, hey. -swigs champagne-
-Aspen went over to the reception-
Logan: -waving hands- Oh, it's no problem!
-to Fou- So! What's your story? I'm curious as to your "beef" with this guy.
Addie: -concerned sideways glance-
Pippy: <oooo, alchemy, haven't seen that since—>
Megan: -reaching for another- I wonder if this'll make the rest of me blue…
Megan: I like blue!!
-and if one's available, she throws it back-
-exhale- Hahaaa in retrospect I kinda hope this is temporary but it's neat
-shrug- If not, I'll deal.
Logan: ...I'll have a sparkle shot, on the rocks. Extra pixie dust, stirred, not shaken—maybe an assurance instead of an implication that this stuff's free to take?
Logan: It's been awhile! I kinda miss it.
Addie: -two claws- <Two, please.>
-and she scampers about, assisting the Carbink, as she does-
Vee: -already there, oozing about- <Logan, if I gotta filter glitter outta myself for the next couple weeks because you got nostalgic—>
Pippy: <We already do that after every time we hang out! It never really goes away.>
Vee: <Logan, if I gotta filter more glitter outta myself because—>
Logan: -shrug- I miss being bright.
Literally, I mean. I'm bright enough as I am.
-Byleth glances curiously about the mess-
Professor Oak: Now, what I have for you...
Byleth: -hazarding- "Repels"?
Professor Oak: No, no, not those.
-he sets a briefcase on the table and opens it to reveal-
Professor Oak: These.
-three red-and-white spheres, in mostly mint condition-
-mostly, of course, because they couldn't more clearly be occupied-
Byleth: -stare- You have Pokémon to give to starting Trainers?
Professor Oak: -proudly- Why, I'm one of the official sources!
Many Trainers—no small few among the J-Team, I fondly recall—started their journeys in this very lab, with a partner they received from me!
-lost in reminiscence, fond- Some of those, I've seen off at the Championships, at the end of their journey...
-he gazes gently at a distant point-
-the poetic among the crowd might say he faces the Indigo League itself, far on the horizon—the sentimental might claim his eyes rest on old friends and pupils, wherever their journeys may go-
-suffice to say, it's warm-
Professor Oak: -shaking his head- No matter, no matter. Let's begin:
First in the order is…
-he taps the leftmost ball, and what emerges from it is...reminiscent of a wyvern, or a frog-
-but wingless, stubby and small, with some sort of…bud on its back-
-reciting- Bulbasaur! The Seed Pokemon.
This Grass-type draws energy from photosynthesis as well as the bud on its back!
Prof. Oak: …
-but the Bulbasaur contrives to flip a bit of leaf over his head, exuding a rakish charm-
-this one seems clever-
-and the rightmost ball pops open of its own accord, revealing-
-...an apparently ordinary turtle-
-but it's blue, and has a beautiful furry tail, and a stare like wrath barely constrained by its own ribs-
Prof. Oak: —er, the Water-type, Squirtle!
The Tiny Turtle Pokemon has a shell that hardens shortly after birth! Be careful, because if it retracts its long neck into this shell—it's a sign it's about to shoot foam!
-the Squirtle snorts, plops down on its rear off its stubby little legs, and continues glaring at everything around it-
Prof. Oak: -backing away- Aha, ha.
-tapping the center ball- And lastly, Charmander! The Lizard Pokemon—this Fire-type cultivates flames within itself, and these escape through its tail. Be careful, however—if the flame there goes out, this Pokemon will surely perish!
-that could be...a lizard, or a leggy crimson serpent-
-or a little baby dragon, with a tiny flame on its tail-
Charmander: -blink, glancing at the world around them-
Professor Oak: -flair- One of these will be your first partner! In the unfolding legend of dreams and adventures with Pokémon that awaits!
-a choice of three-
-be careful, you can only pick once—and then the thread you'll have to follow to its end, wherever it may go-
Sothis: -ba-bump- ...but you've already settled it in your mind, haven't you?
-point- This one.
Charmander: <Me?> :<>
Byleth: -picking the Charmander up- Reminds me of someone.
Charmander: -level with their face, sticks out its tongue- <Mama!>
-they wave their stubby little arms, and Byleth wobbles to keep hold, deftly rearranging her grip-
Professor Oak: -wiping a tear- Why, I'm sensing such camaraderie already!
Edited by Asterisk395 on Jan 19th 2020 at 9:15:12 AM
Silas stretched a bit, "Well there will be a tour of course. Sergey can show you about but I think there may be also new places."
Hacks and Silas looked over to see a grunt in a purple coloured uniform saluting, their face was relatively ambiguous looking but they had a big smile.
"Ah, Autumn, good to see you," Silas said extending a hand.
Autumn shook it and said, "Good to see you Captain. I'm here to act as a liaison to your party while you get your update."
Silas sighed, "Figures duty calls as soon as I get here, when did the boss tell you?"
"A few days ago when you first set off, he knew you'd take the offer to come to Mars again."
Silas blinked, no way Zeke had planned that far ahead... right? Autumn however, took Silas aside and began whispering, "Whoa is that Pentigan? Dude you didn't tell me you had a J-Celeb with you!"
Silas chuckled a bit, "Oh come on, you have a crush on him?"
"Oh come on, I'm a J-Celeb myself, and I'm fairly attractive."
Autumn laughed, "Yeah no, you're no Jackal. Now there's a tall glass of water!"
Autumn walked off laughing to get the tour going, Roxy just laughed at Silas's response before following him as he headed off further into the base.
"You're welcome. And Roxy is right, I spend countless hours putting these kinds of things together... Though I can't help it, I'm a engineer and when a idea pops into my head I just have to make it."
Roxy sighed, "Still, enjoy the ghost sword and the fire sword!"
Halis and Asterios have mostly been sitting by themselves, watching their shows on the PDA with a suspiciously-long battery life, though Halis does notice the shenanigans happening.
Halis: "So many little events going on... I never understood weddings, but I at least understand what a party is."
Asterios: <...Did you want something...?>
Halis: "Hmm... sure, why not. We'll just get back to watching afterwards."
They go over to Merlin, Asterios looming over them the entire time. He doesn't entirely trust the wizard, but Halis doesn't seem to feel either way about Merlin, moreso being curious what he's doing.
Halis: "So, uh... are you causing weird stuff to happen? I hope you say yes so I can start asking about it..."
They're giving Merlin a look that's equal parts genuine curiousity and playful mischief. Asterios, meanwhile, is almost glaring at him, the slight distrust readily apparent in his eyes.
-Lucius looks slightly taken aback by Halis's lack of response, and is about to say something when he notices that this appears to be the point where everyone gives out their wedding gifts.-
Lucius: Oh, right, I did get you something! I dunno if it's in poor taste but I just found them in one of those weird antiquities shops that's not there the next time you visit and I figured it was kinda fitting...
-He fumbles around in his bag for a moment before laying out two outfits of traditional Ranseian design - a white-and-red priestess's robe with patterns of fiery spirals running along the sleeves and back, and a somewhat more understated purple-and-black yukata - and then retreating back to the bar to grab more drinks.-
Lucius: ...Maybe I should just keep my head down from here on out.
Bishop: <Well, I wasn't about to say anything.>
-They may be approached if anyone has a particular interest in trainwrecks.-
Julius: ...Should have brought my girlfriends here...
Human!Ammy: Lucius these are beautiful, thank you!
Umbra: Better than I expected from Lucius...
Fou: <He KICKED ME OUT of our SANCTUARY! Also is generally a dick but that's secondary.>
-the Carbinks slide drinks over to everyone; now Megan's hair is blue-
Merlin: Don't worry, it is both free and temporary.
-A Carbink approaches Alexa with a drink-
Carbink 12: <You want to sit at the bar with the others?>
Giratina: -to Tagg- <What do you mean?>
-to DS- <Good. Good. You?>
Tiamat: -sighs- <Tiamat.>
Edited by Umbramatic on Jan 20th 2020 at 4:10:06 AM
Musubi (Emolga) flew back on Alexa shoulder. Alexa carefully took up the drink from Carbinks. "Thank you very much."
However, Tsuki (Buneary) enthusiastically yanked the drink from Carbinks and chugged it all down.
"No! Tsuki! Bad girl!"
Musubi let out a cackle. Even Hotaru giggled.
Edited by RAlexa21th on Jan 20th 2020 at 1:37:00 AM
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