19th April 2008, 8:56 PM
Haruki nodded once before leaping bravely into the water, and without hesitation turned to face towards the group of rings floating in the water nearby. He set off speeding directly towards them, on the way unleashing yet another loud, demanding cry that instantly attracted the Sharpedo’s attention. The incessant ramming finally ceased, and as Jess glanced over the side, she watched with anxiety as the Sharpedo’s dark shape abruptly shot out from the cloud of mist, and continued charging towards her Pokémon in angry pursuit. Instinctively fueled by the emergent presence of a threat behind him, Haruki put on an extra burst of speed, weaving in and out of the hoops in a desperate attempt to lose his tracker.
Originally Posted by Jerichi
The enraged fish didn’t delay at the obstacles, too blinded with fury plus the rush of chasing a weaker opponent/prey to perceive that its body wouldn’t fit through one of the hoops, and at a jump became stuck in one of them just as it opened his jaws to grind down on the little blue Corsola’s exterior. Shocked, the Sharpedo all of a sudden found itself ensnared, and its victim had already swum far out of its reach, proceeding diligently on his plotted course towards the bottom in order to complete his next task.
When he reached the drain, Haruki paused a moment to recover his vigor, having just swum an exceedingly exaggerated distance from the surface to the bed. Reasserting himself, he grabbed onto the drain’s handle and, with a few powerful tugs, managed to pull the plug loose.
Jess watched with a premature sense of victory as the water level gradually began to diminish, and bubbles slowly emerged on the sides of the basin. Haruki, his task complete, quickly turned around and began heading back towards his trainer, eager to reunite with her after his exertion.
Suddenly, the girl heard the sound of rushing water increase dramatically in volume, and with a sudden feeling of concern, turned around to watch the water flee rapidly as if in terror from the sides of the tub, as the entire body was drawn towards the center by centripetal force, now aided by gravity. The bath surroundings gave way to an image of clean white porcelain, disappearing suddenly over the rim of the tub. Haruki also sensed the change in volume, as he abruptly amended his pace as well as expression, his movements growing increasingly more desperate as he struggled against the force of the water pulling him towards the unknown abyss.