Hazel mewed fretfully as the water-fox coughed, struggling to get to his feet and staggering, flanks heaving and injured paw looking as though it were swathed in red silk, red silk which dripped to stain the scrubby ground
Very nice choice of words. ^^
Kinda scary, how happy those things always are,
Keegan thought wryly, watching the rubbery chansey for a few moments as it collected up the trainers’ pokémon.
I second Keegan’s thoughts there. XD
Abruptly a young man dressed in a maroon suit and not that much taller than the girl rushed around the corner, clutching a pile of folders which he was shuffling and reshuffling with indignant mumbles as he strode. He didn’t see Keegan, and for a moment the girl was too startled to try and avoid him; by the time she recovered they’d collided, spilling his papers all over the pavement.
“Gwah!” he yelped in surprise, catching himself on the wall before he fell, and Keegan staggered back to regain her balance.
Awesome way to introduce Bill to the scene. XDD God, I love it.
Bill looked down both ways, frowning at the matching halls. “Yes, well… you’re probably right,” he admitted reluctantly, rubbing his head with embarrassment.
Keegan shrugged, fighting to keep a smile of her face at his crestfallen expression.
“So let’s go this way,” she suggested, gesturing down the left-hand passage.
Whereas I would have had to fight to keep a “D’AWWW!” from escaping my mouth at his crestfallen expression. ^^ In addition to suppressing an urge to hug him half to death. XD
The sudden, high-pitched voice of Bill’s exeggcute made Keegan jump back against the crates, startled, as the pink seeds bounced enthusiastically at her feet.
“What— what— what—?!” she yelped in surprise, her hand flying to the pokéballs at her belt in an automatic response caused by the run-in with the magnemite and the few mareep she’d seen on the way to Goldenrod.
XDD First of all, I don’t think I ever realized before just how adorable Exeggcute are. Happy little bouncing Easter-egg looking things… ^^ Second, KEEGAN’S REACTION WAS GOLDEN. XDDDD
She moved to turn away, but Bill exclaimed wordlessly and grabbed her shoulder. “Wait!” he cried. “You can’t just go barging into danger like that. This isn’t a game!”
Keegan’s heart skipped a beat and for an instant she was frozen, caught by an overwhelming sense of déja vu and an equally overwhelming sense of realization. For a heartbeat there was silence; then she turned slightly to look him out of the corner of her eye and said softly, “Yes, it is.”
It has to be. For now, it has to be, or I’ll run away screaming. It’s a game for now.
I’ll deal with the consequences later.
A classic quote, in a classic moment. ^^
Seated on a small wooden crate, glaring impatiently at the screen, was the second Rocket, his silky red hair just touching his shoulders.
…Dammit, he sounds hot! o__________o
The fire and the Hypnosis collided in sparks of blue-orange flames and a wave of heat that made anything close to it flinch back.
That was cool. o.o
It’s over. It’s all over.
And we won. We won the game.
…we won the game that wasn’t a game.
Another classic quote. ^^
“Goodness me,” Bill mumbled from where he was kneeling by the soaked and burned crates, cradling his injured vulpix and letting it snuggle comfortingly into his elbow.
Bill just says the cutest darned things… <3
me? Bill looked around at the charred crates, smoke still in the air; at the black ash and red embers mixing with the glittering sleep powder and the twinkling ice-dust; the clutter of crates; the frozen barrier. Hmm. Actually, considering what’s happened so far…
He looked at the dusty, injured young woman, her blonde hair in disarray and white top turned grey, at the three pairs of eyes which looked at him questioningly, and cut off that thought. She got her pokémon back, and she was willing to face up against two Rocket grunts to do it. How many trainers could say that?
Although I have to wonder exactly why
First of all, I loved the imagery in the first paragraph. Second… God, I love Bill’s last line there. XDD