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"It's alright, really. Just don't do it again, yeah?"
After I say this, I look around and note a Smeargle and a...
The fuck is that thing?
Approaching the "thing" saying they're dreaming, I try talking. "If we were dreaming, it'd be some weird shared hallucination. I don't think that's the case."
"Oh, good, so you guys are human. Were."
I clear my throat. Seems now's just not the time for introducing myself. Which is good, I need to get acclimated to this myself. My tails twirls about as if it's as flustered as I am.
oh shit im a cat now
After a minute of just letting my head clear, I remember why everything looks familiar. "Oh, these are... Pokemon. I think... been a while since I played that..." Trying to stay calm, I just take the assumption that this is just a dream, despite the evidence claiming it isn't. "Eh... whatever. It'll wear off eventually. Right?"
edited 5th Apr '17 8:30:28 PM by Sedmikrasky
"Well, join the club. I get litter box privileges." Uncomfortable chuckling. "Metaphorically, of course. Unless it actually comes up."
"What's a Misma—? Oh, boy, someone who didn't play Pokemon beforehand! Got some bad news for you, champ: you're a ghost now. Well, a ghost-type animal-monster thing."
Looks at the spoopy ghost "O-oh... You are a Misma- Wait a sss-econd. Do you h-have a name? Or-or nickname?"
...Right. I suddenly find myself awake from my slumber, and...
Wait a second.
Where's my laptop? My Wacom tablet? My entire desk? Why did I just wake up in this unknown location with strange-looking creatures?
I take a moment to examine myself. My body appears to be covered by pale gray mussed fur. And I seem to have turned so smol.
I turn to the Persian, one of the few I recognize. "Yeah... I haven't played any Pokemon games in a loooong time. I'm not even familiar with whatever I am now. Still, ghosts are cool." Then I turn to the weird lightning bolt... thing. "You can call me Sedmi."
I look off the side, unsure of how to engage the others when suddenly, another person pops in, transmogrified just as the others are. I approach the new person.
"Hey." The inconvenient feeling of nervousness seems to die down. Maybe I feel like I won't make a fool of myself as much in front of one person as I do a crowd. Who knows? I certainly don't.
"S-sedmi? Got... Gotcha..." Is kinda spooked by the new arrival, Sedmi, wanting to welcome the Espurr "Just try to sss-tay calm. I would hug you but I, oh I, zap others... And oh, what uh, what is your n-name? If... If I may ask..."
"So, what do you last remember?"
"I was sleeping in my bed yesterday, and now I'm a Gardevoir. Got any explanation?"
"Hi there, Sedmi."
Turning to the Smeargle, I sigh, and say, "So, in the interest of getting any cat-and-dog jokes out of the way now, ahem, hiss hiss, growl, et cetera.
"Yes, I am having fun with this!"
whooooa theres a lot of weird animals he- oh wait these are pokemon
ahahaahahahaha oh my god what
"Right, explanations. Uhh... I was playing some video games and whatnot. And then I went to sleep. And now I'm a Fennekin. I wasn't even playing Pokemon..."
"Yes. My name is Weird. But you can also call me Guy. What are you, stranger who seems to be cackling like a madman?"
"i've never played a pokemon game in my life which one am i," says the litten, trying to get over their crippling paranoia of all these strange talking creatures around them.
"L-last I remember, I was watching a movie! It was so sc-scary that I hid under a b-b-blanket. Everything was so dark and peaceful until I fluttered my eyes an... and... Now this."
"Last thing I was doing was playing Persona 5... damn, how cool would it be if I turned into a Persona instead? Ah well... this is alright too, I guess."
"Was it a good movie?"
Gardevoir!Me hugs light.
Oh, hey, other nervous person...or is that just some kind of stutter?
I hear the others talking about where they were before all this, including the person beside me about to talk with the newest of the newbies.. (And the Rotom, that was it, does seem to have that nervous disposition...huh.) Damn it, I was working! I was doing what I was supposed to and this is what the world rewards me with! I would find that funny, but right now, this is just a tad more than an inconvenience.
Nice to meetcha, Sedmi! I'm PJ (and I'm also glad to hear you have good taste in games). Anyways, I have no idea if this is temporary, forever, but for now I think we should assume that going back to our old lives is gonna be hella difficult now, so you might as well get used to it. Now then, on a related subject, how about we start taking a look around? Gotta figure out where the nearest civilization is, which would require getting out of this, uh...
*I look at our surroundings. Seems to be some kind of dilapidated and overgrown indoor garden in the middle of a stone structure. The roof is gone, and the morning sun shines down on the interior. At least one potted plant is broken due to Ocie's experiments with their new skills prior. Escape seems relatively easy, given that one of the walls is collapsed and leads outside.*
Ruin, I guess?
Nobody minds if I finalize the current setting, right? Because for nearly four pages we've been vague about details besides "outside" and "there's a potted plant".
"Technically, aren't we all already Personas, since they're just manifestations of our emotions?"
That sounds so much better coming from a big cat, rather than kind of pretentious from a human. I'm lazily swatting at dust motes. "Oh. And you're a Litten, chuckles."
"That sounds like a good plan," I add.
But I actually have to head off for now! Osie will still be with you, quieter.
edited 5th Apr '17 8:52:27 PM by TheGreatUnknown
"I-I... No! Scary movies are bad! I h-heard that it was about a dog. But then the dog ssstarted being mean and scary and... Oh, it's t-too scary to think about!"
"my name's not chuckles,,,,,"
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