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Kim: "Because Ian got the-" (she pauses) "Hm. Actually, why did Ian think of buying a violin and flute anyways? Good point, Rev-" (she pauses, suddenly pointing to Julius) "-oh wait, you're not Rever."
Edited by OPALGARNET16 on Feb 3rd 2020 at 2:05:09 PM
"Nope," he said, not looking up.
"I'm his Stoutland, Julius. If you want a surname to tie to me - though I'd rather you didn't - Barrett works," he said simply, reaching up to adjust the tie around his shirt collar.
"But don't let the "why" stop you. If there's a reason why not, that and only that should give you pause."
- The fight against the Dynamaxed Milcery continues, with DS having had Rouge Dynamax as well -
DS: Just a little more...
- The group finally manage to weaken the Milcery enough -
Ray: Now's your chance!
DS: All right, let's do this!
- DS tries to throw a giant Heal Ball at the Milcery, but it doesn't even come close to hitting the target -
Rouge: (still Dynamaxed) <I've got this!>
- Rouge kicks the Heal Ball at the Milcery -
- After sucking in the Milcery, the Heal Ball shakes once... -
- Twice... -
- It then returns to normal size, before a click indicates a successful capture -
DS: Phew... We did it!
- DS picks up the Heal Ball -
DS: (grins) Welcome to the team, Ichika.
- The group leave the den -
Kim: “Barrett, huh? ...Well, the only Barrett I know is from Pink Floy-” (beat) “Wait... your surname comes from a Pink Floyd member?!”
"I came up with the surname before I learned of [Pink Floyd]," he confessed. "Truth be told, if you had mentioned [Final Fantasy 7] I would agree with you more. I mean, I may not look it but I can tackle you to the floor in four seconds flat."
"He's not joking," Colton agreed. "Honestly, my Delphox has a more musical origin to her human name. Tell me, what does "Delilah" and "Keenan" remind you of?"
Edited by AbsentCoder on Feb 3rd 2020 at 12:56:30 PM
Kim: “Well, naturally, [The Plain White T’s] and [Tool], respectively.”
Colton and Julius stared at each other for a moment, a smile crossing their faces.
"You thinking what I'm thinking?"
"Same first syllable?"
"Same first syllable.
Kim: “‘Same first syllable...?’”
With a point of his fingers, two words appeared in front of Colton.
With a snap of his fingers, the colors changed.
Kim: (facepalms) “How did I not get that?!”
Des feigned a yawn.
"Hurry up and do up the bracket already. My bandmates are probably bored waiting."
Kim: (thinking to herself) Ah, yes... the bracket... hmmmm... imagine if we got partnered with Shadow Ca- no, there’s no way that would happen...
"Right, the brackets. Let's see who we got."
In a green flash, Shadow Cast's instruments disappeared, save for Julius, Mae's and Colton's guitars, which were draped across their backs via straps.
-Though nobody can focus enough to see it, the grin spreading across Shadow Robinson's face can be felt.-
Shadow Robinson: Supervillain? You think any of this was for attention and recognition? Infamy only paints a target on your back; I'm sure your current leader knows this better than anyone here.
-She looks at Paula, who in fact is looking directly at Robinson through her sunglasses.-
Shadow Robinson: Paula. Administrator Jaide. Of the Special Acquisitions department. You know, the other administrators only gave you Admin status to get you out of their hair, yes? You were a joke, and you took the fall while everyone else got away cleanly... except, I suppose, young Ms. Angel. A shame, what happened to her.
Shadow Robinson: But enough of that. You think I'm boring, do you? I'll be sure to make things interesting, in that case.
-She taps a button, and one of the glass panes opens. Fog rolls through the battlefield as three familiar figures emerge. A beast, a toy, and a clown.-
-And then there's a sickening crack sound as Robinson's form splits along the Keystone crack, unleashing specters that coat the walls, floor, and ceiling.-
-It's quiet and calm.-
-And then it's not. The airship is rocked in its parked position by an explosive force, rending a hole in the side and leaving an opening for entry by four figures.-
Jevil: <Uee hee hee! Ready or not, let's begin, begin!>
-They immediately spread out within the interior of the ship.-
-Silas finds himself set upon by the New Moon's Beast, snarling ferally as it leaps at him. The currently Lucario-esque form of Changeling swings at Rose, who barely has time to summon Bluetongue to take the hit. Tom Fool leaps on Nemean Lion's back, laughing wildly as he attempts to strangle it with what may be a variant Throat Chop. And all the while, shadowy hands come up out of the ground and cling to everyone's feet, as a looming amalgamation of countless souls coalesces behind everything, blotting out the glow from the once-again-closed glass chamber.-
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Edited by BittersweetNSour on Feb 3rd 2020 at 6:16:27 AM
Silas is well and truly done with this palace and it's nonsense, he crushed his mask in hand and summoned Knight.
Knight appeared and despite not having a mouth, seemed to be very much grinning at Shadow Robinson and her Moon Beast, "I see you have dared for a rematch."
Silas stuck a hand in his pocket, pointed forwards, and struck a pose, Knight gripped his right arm and it started to glow a bright blue, "Normally I'd say the words but for now... more appropriately... Aura Storm.
Knight fired a bright blue beam right at the New Moon Beast.
-Getting ready to go-
Okay, let me catch up with the others now.
Doc: <It's Robinson! She must've figured out what we're doing somehow!>
Crochet: <What do we do?>
You guys need to get to Orre, we'll handle Robinson. If I'm missing it'll look extra suspicious so I won't be fighting the Shadow with you.
Tyto: <We'll bag that Admin properly this time!>
Xatu, get Doc and Crochet to Orre.
Xatu: -Blips them away-
-Getting on the intercom, which might've been damaged by Robinson's initial attack-
Attention J-Team, we are under attack by Admin Robinson of Mobius! All available hands are to stop her at all costs!
They don't need to know all the details yet, Robinson's already an enemy of the J-Team so it's perfectly plausible for her to get here...
-Alex is tinkering with... something-
-When an explosion quite literally rocks the boat, and there's an announcement-
Alex: Oho, is there action going on? I'm in.
-She grabs her Pokeballs and rushes out-
Julius: Your tricks of the light don't phase me. Nemean Lion, Wild Charge!
-Nemean Lion attempts to shake Tom Fool off by sparking with electricity and slamming into a wall-
Edited by Umbramatic on Feb 3rd 2020 at 6:55:16 AM
-Ever is awoken from a nap by the explosion and then the announcement-
-they find PEFE!Every hovering over them, and nearly throw something at her before realizing it's her-
-then they finish throwing something at her, specifically a pillow-
Ever: You couldn't have woken me up in the middle of my bootlegged watch of Image of a Woman in Flames, which was released in December 2019 which it is?
Ever: We all have to put in the work for scene setting, Pef. What's going on?
PEFE!Every: Robinson's attacking the ship.
Ever: And you need me for this? You have a team.
PEFE!Every: I don't know how to fight!
Ever: Oh, that's ridiculous. Go get 'em, tiger.
PEFE!Every: Go get 'em, what?
Ever: Just a thing I— -yawn- —saw on a show once...
-and they're back to sleep-
-pulling her coat tighter around herself, she strides out of the room to go find the source of the noise-
Edited by memyselfandI2 on Feb 3rd 2020 at 3:57:36 AM
-Pent remains calm and starts scanning through his book for the relevant entries-
Anthem: <Well alright, this is a little bit of a scrape...>
-She shrugs and summons Eris-
-He tears off his mask, summoning... Arsene! Though... Isn't there supposed to be blue fire when a Persona gets summoned?-
-Somewhere in the quarters, a Snivy emerges from a backpack-
Oakley: <Hm? What's all the noise about..?>
-Which is promptly followed by noticing that there's like... A hole on the wall across the hall-
Oakley: <Oh! Yeah okay!>
-He runs back into the bag and starts rolling out his teammates pokeballs-
Meloetta: <Attention everyone! The first round bracket has been set!>
"Shit!" Rage and Love swore as Mercury got to work throwing stone after stone at the hands coming out of the floor, hoping it would do something, but making sure to throw one at Shadow Robinson the few chances he got.
Knowing how much he'd regret it very soon, the thief prepared a Dark Pulse before he had it encompass his arms, ready to defend himself.
A dozen or so heads perked up, alerted by the detonation.
<Ready to raise some hell?> A blindfolded Lucario asked.
<Why are you asking first?!> A Shiny Ninetales asked, opening the door with a glare before rushing out the door.
They were soon followed by a Sylveon, Delphox, Blaziken and Braixen.
Everyone stared at the decision.
Colton blinked last. "I feel a little bad. Both of us are probably the most enthusiastic yet..." he trailed off.
"Is there a loser's bracket?" Ammy asked Meloetta.
(-the ship rocks in its moorings, possessions and people falling from shelves—announcement rings-)
(-first responders, go-)
-a tap tap tap sings through the halls, the calvary's vanguard roused, risen and ready—-
Logan: -skidding onto the scene- nOT!
Addie: -fur in rollers, shoulder-borne- <Never been, always were!>
-clad in a nightgown, hair poofing out every which way, trailing a long thing of cloth behind them they point at Jevil, Styler as ever in hand-
Logan: -holding it like a mike, grinning rogueishly- Hello, Jevil! Fancy meeting you at the "mansion"!
-a star springing from their wink- How've you been, friend? Up for a spin?
Megan: -helpless shrug- Beats me?? ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Pippy: -facetable- <Dialga's beating heart, what a mood.>
-Pippy decides not to lift his pointy metal face-
Pippy: -mumble- <Specifics would be good...! I can text you my number later.>
Megan: And yeah, I pretty much—it's safe to assume I'm not doing anything, really.
Pippy: -poke- <Initiative.>
Megan: bUT WE can definitely—
...I don't actually know any warm spots, hm.
-she's apparently legitimately forgotten the entirety of Alola-
Megan: -flush- Not near here, and I don't have any fliers...
I guess the next time the J-Team goes someplace, someplace warmer, we can...?
-facepalm- Augh, no, Megan, the declarative! We wILL swim at the earliest—
Vee: <...actually, I thin' tha's an appropriate time to be doin' the askin'.>
Megan: -flush harder-
...will you, Daydre, go swimming with me at an unspecified time in the future with a definite trigger, that being the J-Team goes someplace I can find a reasonably temperate and suitably pretty body of water?
Edited by Asterisk395 on Feb 3rd 2020 at 10:33:03 AM
Channah: There's a thought.
Kamon: -purses lips- So. First of all, I'm flattered that you asked me out. Arceus knows I appreciate bold birds. And you, Jackie, are quite beautiful. -smiles vaguely- Howeverrr... I am, unfortunately for everyone, not on the market right now for personal reasons. So I must decline your date, respectfully. I'm sorry, dear.
-ghost!Lewis is leaning over her face, mouth open and sharpened canines lengthening, when the PA system goes on and he retreats back into the wall while Channah wakes up groggily-
Channah: Ehh? Whaa?
Montanari: -enters- <It appears that we have some visitors.>
Channah: -lurches off the couch, groaning- ugghhhh headache -leaves the room, heading out to the hallway-
(Upon seeing the bracket, Kim smirks with delight.)
Kim: “Well, well, well. Rever and I are competing with each other after all...” (She smiles over at Colton and extends her hand.) “Please don’t feel bad, Rever. I must say, I consider this an honor.” (then, after a pause) “Oh, wait... you feel bad for me, is what you were saying. Why is that, exactly?”
Edited by OPALGARNET16 on Feb 3rd 2020 at 7:38:12 AM
"I'm not gonna hold back, and neither should you," he said, reciprocating the handshake.
"It's just, you're really enthusiastic about it, but, so am I. One of us is going to come out of this frustrated, because one of us is going to lose."
Edited by AbsentCoder on Feb 3rd 2020 at 4:44:14 AM
Meloetta: <Oh yes it's a standard double-elimination system. Gonna be interesting seeing who gets out of Loser's bracket for the big finale.>
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