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    Quote Originally Posted by FocusPresenceEndurance View Post
    Looking back at that post, I did come across a little harsh. When I wrote I meant to say the "banging head" thing in a joking way. Unfortunately I guess it didn't come across the way I wanted. I probably should have put "lol" at the end of it or something.

    Anyway, what I'm ultimately saying is that I don't hate you, and that I was never really mad at you. Just remember to make a spoiler warning next time you think you know something that others don't, k? (Just explore all the options for posting and you should be able to find it)
    Kay....thanks! =)

    Nice Chappie! Vair nice....=3 (definitely way better than I could hope to do in any of my fanfics. >_<)

    The above is vair true. I'm currently facing really bad writer's block. While the fanfics "Destinies Merged" and "PMD: Dawn Guardians" are flooding with progress and emotion, the creek entitled "First Fanfiction" (no formal title) is running dry...

    Absol: Gee, crappy metaphor much?
    Me: Shaddup. T_T
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    Chapter 6


    Special delivery! Making an Impression!


    “Hm?… This dream again…” For the second time Tristan found himself in vacant and empty space, filled only by a green haze. It always felt calm and peaceful here, but it also greatly confused Tristan. “…Why do I keep having these dreams… ?” A faint and dim feminine voice was emanating from somewhere but, despite his best efforts, Tristan couldn’t find its source. “That voice again…" he thought straining his ears, “Wait! I think I hear what it’s saying!”

    Drifting into his ears, the mysterious and extremely faint voice said “… find him…”

    “Find him? Find who?”

    “… You must… … …with him…”

    “I can’t understand what you’re trying to tell me! What are you saying!?” The voice drifted away again, until Tristan could no longer understand it. “Hey!” he exclaimed, “Wait! Who am I supposed to find!?” Tristan awoke suddenly to the bright sun shining in his eyes. “Man! What’s with these dreams?” he thought while stumbling off of the straw bed and onto the stone floor. “If only it were a little louder, I’m sure I would’ve heard it.” He grabbed an apple from the bowl on the wooden table, then grabbed their toolbox as he left the team base; it was starting to become a routine of his.

    Outside it was a warm and humid, perhaps a little too warm and humid for so early in the morning. The sky was a brilliant blue, with clouds that had the texture of cotton, a sign that more rain might be on the way. It had been two days since their mission to Silent Chasm. Torchic had convinced Totodile that it would be in their best interest to take a couple days to rest and manage supplies. Today they would be off again on another mission. Tristan couldn’t help but feel a little excited himself, remembering how well the last mission turned out. He walked to the end of the stone path, and was about to take the dirt road to the village when he noticed the flap to their mailbox was up. “Mail?” he thought as he opened the mailbox, pulling out the single letter inside. It was a piece a beige parchment that had been folded twice and closed with a Pelliper shaped seal. To his surprise, it was a mission. Tristan opened and read the letter, “I, like, need you to help me, like, find Tyrogue. Client: Meditite, Objective: Escort me to Tyrogue, Place: Uproar Forest Basement Floor 10, Difficulty: C.” He stopped reading there and folded the paper up again, tucking it under his arm. “Totodile will definitely want to see this. This is a big step in his goal of being a part of a well known rescue team.”

    The moment after he thought this, he noticed Totodile and Torchic coming into view along the path, heading his way. “Hey, Tristan!” Totodile yelled over with a large wave, “How’s it going?”

    “Not too bad,” replied Tristan instinctively. He waited a moment for them until they were both standing in front of him, ready to depart for the village. “Oh yeah, we got mail.”

    “Mail? What kind of mail!?” asked Torchic excitedly.

    “A mission.”

    Tristan curiously turned to see Totodile's face, wondering how he’d react. It was a sight to behold. His eyes were wide and sparkling with delight. His mouth was hanging wide open in the largest smile he’d ever seen, enough so that every tooth was visible. His hands were clasped tightly together over his heart. “A… a mission?” he asked with a trembling voice, “S… s… someone requested us especially… for a mission?”

    “Looks that way,” Tristan answered, handing the paper over to him.

    “Wow!" he exclaimed, holding it as if it were a priceless antique, “This is a really big step in our dream of being a well known rescue team!”

    “I thought you’d say something like that,” Tristan replied with a grin.

    “Well then. This is unexpected. But no time to waste!” Torchic stated, “Lets go get ready for our second mission. We should stop by at the village to get supplies.”

    “Sure thing,” Tristan replied.

    “Oh yeah!” started Totodile excitedly as they left the team base. The path to the village wandered amongst the trees of a small forest. Occasionally, other paths joined it; as well they would pass by bases of other rescue teams. Some of the bases were similar to their own, simple while still serving their purpose. Others were massive and designed to impress any Pokemon walking by. “I heard that team ACT got back from their mission last night. Maybe we can catch them before they leave!”

    “Now that’s a rescue team to look up to,” said Torchic.

    “So what’s so special about team ACT anyway,” Tristan asked accidentally, “and who’s in it?”

    “ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?” blasted Tododile and Torchic simultaneously.

    Tristan sighed, “keeping in mind that this is my fourth day in this world please…”

    “Ahem,” Totodile cleared his throat and began to lecture, “Team ACT: A for Alakazam, C for Charizard, and T for Tyranitar. These are the three Pokemon that make this team one of the strongest, toughest, and smartest teams in the world today.”

    “Besides Team Blue that is,” Torchic added with a wink.

    “If that weren’t enough,” continued Totodile, “Alakazam is said to have an IQ of 5000. Charizard has a flame-thrower so powerful it can melt mountains. And Tyranitar’s armour is so tough that it can withstand almost anything. They’re gold rank, and definitely deserve that title after overcoming the many challenges and obstacles that they have.” Totodile took a moment to catch his breath, “So, now do you understand?”

    “Yeah, thanks for the lesson,” replied Tristan sarcastically.

    “I hope you paid attention,” he advised, “There will be a pop quiz on this tomorrow.”

    “It’s not a pop quiz if you tell him!” Torchic whispered aside to him annoyed.

    “Oh! Right… just forget all about what I said then.”

    Moments later, they exited the forest, the view of the village spreading out before them. After crossing the small wooden bridge they set off for their first order of business, which was to buy items at the Kecleon Shop.

    “Thank you for shopping! It was a pleasure doing business with you!” Kecleon sang, storing his money away. Kecleon was a chameleon-like creature, standing on two legs. He was mostly coloured green with the exception of the yellow jagged crests on the top of his head, as well as yellow rings circling his small black eyes. He also had a red-coloured zigzag band around his waist and a long curled up tail. Totodile quickly grabbed their purchased items from the table; four Oran Berries, three Pecha Berries, and some more Gravelerock and handed them to Tristan to put in the toolbox. The shop was a small booth enclosed by low brick walls. Behind it was a small yard, and adjoining it was a dome shaped house, which was obviously where Kecleon slept. The shop was simple and was no more than it needed to be. “Please,” Kecleon continued, “Come by any time you need supplies Team… um… team…”

    “Team Supernova…” Totodile answered sadly. Just like that, Totodile’s excitement for the next mission had seemingly vanished.

    “Yeah, that’s it, come back any time you need to Team Supernova,” Kecleon corrected himself. He said to himself as the team began to walk away “I’ll definitely remember that name next time.”

    “I would have made the same mistake brother,” his brother, and co-owner of the store sympathized next to him. This other Pokemon, instead of being green like his sibling, was purple, with green crests instead.

    “Brother!” the green Kecleon exclaimed.

    “Oh, brother!” the purple one cried back.

    Team Supernova now made their way to the Pokemon Square. Again the square was quite empty from all the teams out on missions. Totodile was dragging his feet along as they walked, his head hanging low. “Don’t worry, Totodile. One day everyone will know our names!” Torchic tried to say supportively. “Isn’t that right, Tristan?”

    “Hm?" Tristan asked, “Oh. Yeah, sure.”

    “Way to make Totodile feel better,” Torchic replied, irritated.

    “Hey,” Tristan commented, looking ahead as they came to the square, “that’s team ACT, right? They might be coming this way.”

    Totodile sprung back to life, looking around frantically as he exclaimed, “WHAT!? They… they… they’re coming!?” He turned to Tristan and Torchic, “Guys! We really need to make a good impression on them! We want to prove to them that we have the potential to become a great rescue team! Plus, they’ll be a really strong ally.”

    “Alright, alright,” answered Tristan, though he felt this was being blown out of proportion.

    “Please try to be a little more serious,” Torchic asked.

    “Yeah, yeah, of course I will!”

    Meanwhile, not too far behind Team Supernova, another rescue team was returning from a mission of their own, also making their way to the Pokemon Square. “Man, that was almost too easy!” Machop boasted confidently. Team Supreme was now crossing the bridge to enter the village.

    “Ooh ooh, ah ah! Too bad we got a skimpy reward, though,” Aipom complained, reaching into their toolbox to look at the gummi again. He didn’t even like that flavour.

    “I know, I would have thought a C-ranked mission would pay better than this,” agreed Machop. His eyes wandered ahead towards the square, until they met a very interesting sight. “Hey guys, look what we’ve got here.”

    “Ooh ooh, ah ah! It’s Team Supernova.”

    A wide grin spread across Machop's face, “Its not just Team Supernova. Team ACT’s there too! Hmmmmm… Hehehehehe, I just got a brilliant idea!”

    “You’re up to no good, aren’t you?” Misdreavus asked, hovering down to head level to look him in the face. “Ooh, I was right! You are up to no good! Sometimes you can be so evil! Let me in on it, too! What do you want us to do?”

    “Hehehe, just follow my lead!”

    Team ACT had just left the Felicity Bank, and was now about to depart for their next mission. Like everyone else, they were concerned with the number of missions that had sprung up in the recent months. “I’m still surprised that not a single team we’ve met knows what’s causing this mayhem.” commented Charizard. He was a large orange Pokemon with blue wings and a long neck. Portruding from the back of his head were two horns, and there was a flame that lit the tip of his tail. “I mean, you would have thought someone could figure out what’s going on by now.”

    “I agree,” Tyranitar replied. This Pokemon was slightly larger than Charizard and was green instead, with skin that looked as tough as stone. He had two rows of spikes running down his back, as well as on the end of his tail. He had triangular-shaped holes on his legs, shoulders and back, and a layer of blue skin beneath that stretched across his chest. “This brings back memories of the falling star incident. Nobody knows a thing, it’s starting to worry me.”

    “All we can do as of now is carry on with the rescuing,” Alakazam explained, trying to calm his two teammates. Alakazam was the smallest and slimmest member of the team, though, despite this he was also the leader. He had a primarily gold body, with brown on his upper body, knees, and forearms. He had a long mustache and was accompanied by two silver spoons that hovered beside him as he levitated along in meditation. “The answer will never show itself if we try to look for it. Only when we need it most will it reveal itself.”

    “We must be pretty close to needing the answer now…” Charizard commented.

    A young voice called from ahead. “Hey! Team ACT! Team ACT!”

    “Hm?” muttered Alakazam as he opened his eyes. Before them were three Pokemon, all much smaller than they were. There was a Totodile and a Torchic, who both seemed to be very excited, and a Cubone who didn’t even look that interested.

    “Wow!” Totodile exclaimed, “It’s so great to finally meet a true rescue team!” He was trying hard to suppress all the excitement which was building inside him, “You’re like heroes to me! I mean us!”

    “Yeah!” joined Torchic; “You’re what inspired us to become a rescue team in the first place!”

    Tristan was confused, “But I thought Team Blue-”

    “AH!” Totodile interrupted, whipping around to Tristan. The next second Tristan realized that Totodile had pulled him aside, holding his mouth shut. “Reputation, Tristan!” he whispered angrily, “Reputation!” Tristan rolled his eyes, but nodded in response. Totodile let go and they both turned back to Team ACT.

    Tyranitar was the first to speak. “Hmmm… I don’t believe I’ve seen your faces before. Ah, you must be a new rescue team, then?”

    “You bet!” Totodile exclaimed, “We’re Team Super–“

    “Well, well, well!” came a voice from behind. Totodile froze completely as he recognized the voice. “If it isn’t the team that stole our mission from us, team Super-nothing!” Team Supreme came up from behind, and up beside Team Supernova. Machop continued, “Of course, we got the reward we deserved in the end, but still.”

    Charizard shook his head disapprovingly, “Tsk, tsk, tsk… stealing a mission from another rescue team.”

    “Rescue teams are supposed to work together to save as many people as they can,” lectured Alakazam, seeming disappointed himself, “not to try to steal from one another.”

    Totodile was speechless. He couldn’t believe that he had been just told off by one of the rescue teams he respected and admired most. He stumbled over his words as he tried to explain, “No! B… b… b… but wait!”

    Angered, Tristan came to Totodile’s defense, turning to Team Supreme and shouting, “Hey! We didn’t steal your mission! You’re the ones who stole our reward!”

    Misdreavus frowned, with tears welling in her eyes “But… we shared a little bit of the reward with you, didn’t we? And we forgave you as long as you wouldn’t cause us anymore trouble.”

    “You disappoint me… Team… Super-nothing was it?” Tyranitar scolded, unimpressed with what he was hearing, “You were wrong in the first place for stealing their mission. They forgave you, and even gave you a little of their reward. Now you’re still yelling at them and trying to make them look bad?”

    “No! That’s not it!” cried Torchic desperately. She turned, pointing accusingly at Team Supreme, “You! Stop making lies about us! And our name is team is Team Supernova!”

    “Ooh ooh, ah ah! It’s sad.” Aipom said wiping a tear, “we only wanted to be friends with you guys.”

    “Its okay,” Charizard said kindly to comfort Team Supreme. “There’s no need to waste your time with those guys. They aren’t worth it.”

    “Guys, we’ve got to go,” Tyranitar mentioned. “That Nidoqueen could be in danger, even as we speak.”

    “Yes,” agreed Alakazam as they began to walk again, “we’ve waited here too long.” He brushed passed Tristan, taking a few steps. He then paused suddenly, “Hm!?”

    “What is it?” asked Charizard.

    “I… I thought… for a second… is Team Blue back from their mission?”

    “No, not yet,” answered Tyranitar, confused by this question.

    “That’s odd. I thought for sure that I sensed his presence…” Alakazam thought aloud. He shook his head and waved it off, “Leave it, it’s nothing.”

    Team ACT passed between the two minor teams which parted for them as they set off for their mission. Charizard’s laugh could be heard trailing off into the distance. “Seriously Alakazam, sometimes you jump at the slightest things. You probably sensed a tree falling in the forest, and nobody but you knew it!”

    Totodile still stood frozen in shock. What had just happened? He didn’t want to even think about it.

    Machop laughed triumphantly, “Ha hahaha! That was way too easy!”

    “YOU!!!” Totodile shouted angrily.

    “How could you!?” cried Torchic.

    Machop grinned broadly and turned to face them, “Oh, I’m sorry. Did I interfere with something?”

    “You know full well what you did!!!” Tristan hollered

    “First you steal Tristan’s reward!” Torchic accused, “And now you make look like thieves in front of Team ACT!! How miserable do we have to be until you’re satisfied!?”

    “Ooh ooh, ah ah! Did we do that!?” asked Aipom innocently, putting his hands behind his back and rocking on his feet while gazing up.

    “You’ll be sorry for this!!” Tristan threatened.

    “If I ever see you guys again, you’ll literally be cooked meat!” Torchic added fiercely.

    “Just… leave it you guys,” Totodile spoke with surprising calmness.

    “But Totodile…” Torchic and Tristan began.

    “We… we’re above this,” he said, lifting his head, “We’re not going to sink to their level by trying to get revenge. That’s not what our team stands for.”

    “Meh,” Machop said with a shrug, “say watcha want. Team ACT favours us now, and soon enough, so will Team Blue!” He turned to his team. “Let’s move, team! We need to get our next mission from the bulletin. Hopefully it won’t be an E-rated mission like the baby teams do!”

    “Heh,” snickered Totodile, “you mean you haven’t been requested for a mission yet?”

    Machop turned. “What do you mean?”

    “Looks like you didn’t if you’re heading to the bulletin board,” Totodile said, waving their mission in the air, “But we were sent a mission in the mail. Imagine, someone requesting us for a mission instead of you.”

    “WHAT!?” Machop exclaimed in with utter shock, “How did you get mailed a mission!?”

    Torchic gave a smug look, and said, “I guess we’re just a little more popular than you.”

    “But!!… Grrrrr….” Aggrevated, he turned to his team. “DIDN’T I SAY WE WERE LEAVING!? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!? MOVE IT!!”

    “Okay, okay, we’re going,” Misdreavus said, offended that Machop had turned his anger on them.

    Finally, Machop stormed off, followed closely by Misdreavus and Aipom. “Ooh ooh, ah ah! Watch who you yell at, Machop!!”

    Team Supernova quickly finished their business in the village, stopping by at Kangaskhan storage to retrieve and drop off items. As well they stopped by to drop off their extra Poke at the Felicity Bank. For the second time, the village disappeared into the distance behind them as they headed for their second mission. Still aggrevated by the encounter with Team Supreme, Totodile stomped ahead of the rest of the group, “Those guys, Team Supreme, really bug me!”

    “They sure do!” agreed Torchic, trying to keep up.

    “We’ll show them,” reassured Tristan, “they’ll get what’s theirs!”

    Torchic took a deep breath and sighed, “So… let’s see the mission, Tristan.”

    Tristan reached into the toolbox and handed the envelope over to her. “Here you go.”

    “Let’s see… Client: Meditite, Objective: Escort me to Tyrogue. An escort mission this time, I’ve heard bad things about these if the client is an idiot. Place: Uproar Forest Basement Floor 10, Difficulty: C, Reward: … 500 POKE!?”

    “Are you kidding me!?” exclaimed Totodile.

    “Oh… I forgot to check the reward,” Tristan mentioned.

    “Figures,” Torchic answered, “That’s just like you.”

    To be continued…
    Last edited by FocusPresenceEndurance; 9th December 2007 at 4:29 PM.


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    [QUOTE]"Those guys, Team Supreme, really bug me!"[QUOTE/]

    Yep. Little buggers.

    Anyways.

    Nice chappie! ^^ for the.....seventh time? XD (Man, that line's getting old. T_T)


    (OOC:
    Dai: <_> You know, I'm still clueless about who this "Team Blue is...."
    Absol: ...yeah. That's generally why people keep reading. So they can find out stuff like that.
    Dai: I knew that.
    Absol: .....whatever happened to the good ol' days, when you got all riled up whenever I made a snide comment?
    Dai: You know, I think I like it better when you and Blaziken fight. T_T)


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    Wow. o-o I just read this whole thing in ...*looks at my projection clock* two minutes. It's pretty good so far. Nice job. =) I noticed that you have a little iiiiiiiity bitty problem with comma placement. For example:

    Instead of:
    He grabbed an apple from the bowl on the wooden table, then grabbed their toolbox as he left the team base, it was starting to become a routine of his.

    You might want to do:
    He grabbed an apple from the bowl on the wooden table, then grabbed their toolbox as he left the team base; it was starting to become a routine of his.

    Like I was saying, I spotted quite a few tiny grammatical errors, but the fanfic's still awesome. If it helps, I'm available for grammatical advice. I may be a newbie here, but I'm still pretty good when it comes to that stuff. So my teacher says. =3


    (OOC: Lol, Koridojo_Blaziken, I'm getting used to running into you everywhere I go. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~*lopunny_diva*~ View Post
    Wow. o-o I just read this whole thing in ...*looks at my projection clock* two minutes. It's pretty good so far. Nice job. =) I noticed that you have a little iiiiiiiity bitty problem with comma placement. For example:

    Instead of:
    He grabbed an apple from the bowl on the wooden table, then grabbed their toolbox as he left the team base, it was starting to become a routine of his.

    You might want to do:
    He grabbed an apple from the bowl on the wooden table, then grabbed their toolbox as he left the team base; it was starting to become a routine of his.

    Like I was saying, I spotted quite a few tiny grammatical errors, but the fanfic's still awesome. If it helps, I'm available for grammatical advice. I may be a newbie here, but I'm still pretty good when it comes to that stuff. So my teacher says. =3
    Thanks. I'm glad you like the story so far.

    Even though it may be a little tiny mistake, I still appreciate you letting me know. Perhaps you could let me know if there any other such mistakes that you've noticed via PM?


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    Chapter 7


    Seeing the Destruction. A Likeable Client!


    “Um… Tristan?” Totodile spoke for the third time in a row. It was still morning, but as they approached Uproar Forest, it sure didn’t feel like it, “Are you absolutely sure we’re going the right way?”

    Tristan gave an irritated look, “Look, Totodile!” he snapped, pulling the map out of the toolbox once again. “The map says we’re headed towards Uproar Forest, okay!? Don’t ask me if this is the right place, I’ve never been here before!”

    Team Supernova, with their client Meditite were now making their way into Uproar Forest… or what used to be Uproar Forest. By seeing the faces of his teammates, Tristan could tell that something was terribly wrong. He scanned the area again and thought to himself, “I wonder what this place used to be like?” The landscape was barren. The grass that used to cover the forest floor was now dead. The soil was hard and had begun to crack from the sheer dryness in the region. Dead leaves and dust blew lifelessly in the wind. With very little shade, it was near impossible to escape the heat of the sun, which radiated from a cloudless sky. It was going to be a rough day if this was how the morning felt.

    “But that’s impossible!” cried Torchic in disbelief. “This place was a thriving forest. Mushrooms grew all over the place and there was standing water wherever you looked!”

    “A THRIVING FOREST!?” Tristan repeated incredulously, “NOT THIS WASTELAND!?”

    Totodile gave a troubled look as he thought aloud, “What could have happened here?”

    Tristan thought a moment, then replied, “Remember what Beedrill said? He said that the world temperature was on the rise. That it would cause drastic changes in the weather. That must be what’s happening here.”

    “Now that you mention it…” Torchic said, thinking back, “I do remember Beedrill saying something like that. At first I thought he was nuts! But it makes sense now.”

    Totodile gave a sigh, “I really hate hot and dry weather… Anyway, Meditite. What happened to Tyrogue that caused him to get lost?”

    Meditite had been silent up until now. Overall, she was roughly the same height as Totodile, though she did appear taller then everyone there since she was hovering slightly above the ground with her legs crossed. She was mostly blue with the exception of her small white feet, wristbands that were at the end of her arms, what appeared to be a small article of clothing that she wore like shorts and her uniquely shaped head. It looked as if she was wearing a helmet that swirled to point at the top. On either side were her ears, which looked like small swirls. As well, she had small red marks on her cheeks, just under her large eyes. For a Meditite, she seemed quite fragile. She replied with a sassy look on her face, “Tyrogue is, like, my boyfriend’s bratty little step-brother. My boyfriend, like, is on a rescue team, so he, like, asked me to watch out for him for, like, when he was gone. The brat, like, took off on me and, like, got hopelessly lost.”

    “… I see…” Tristan answered.

    “My boyfriend will kill me if he finds out I, like, lost him,” she finished, “or worse, he might, like, dump me!”

    “Ah… right. Well… anyway…” Totodile began, as he changed the topic. “Are you really paying 500 Poke?”

    “500 Poke is like, nothing, why, is it, like, not enough?”

    “No, no! It’s plenty, it’s plenty!” Totodile dismissed waving his hands. “And where did you hear about us?”

    “You guys were, like, the only available team that I’ve heard of on, like, such short notice. I, like, heard two Pokemon talking about a Team Supernova in the Pelliper Post Office, so I like, asked for you when I, like, couldn’t find anyone else. It’s, like, so unstylish to post on the bulletin board.”

    “Oh…” Totodile said, put down. “So you chose us not because you wanted us, but because you didn’t have a choice.”

    “Yeah, that’s, like, pretty much it.”

    “It’s okay, Totodile, come on, it’s okay,” Torchic tried to reassure him, “We have to start somewhere, don’t we? Hey Tristan, help me with Totodile. Tristan? Not you, too! Now what’s the matter!?”

    Tristan was a little separated from the rest of the group, cringing from something. He answered feebly, “No… more… likes…” It was obvious that he hadn’t taken a liking to Meditite’s speech.

    As Team Supernova progressed deeper into the once-been forest, the conditions grew steadily worse. Hours later they were about five stages into the dungeon. Here it had become so dry, that the soil was beginning to turn to dust. All the surrounding trees were dead, none of them bearing a single leaf. It was an eerie sight to see a once thriving forest, with all the life wrung out of it. Heat could be seen rising from the ground, as the blazing sun beat down upon the team.

    “Guys…” Totodile commented weakly. “I don’t feel so cool. This hot and dry weather is getting to me.” He looked exhausted; every step he took was beginning to take more and more of an effort.

    Torchic looked at him with concern. “I wish there was something I could do to help,” she said. She motioned to Tristan to give her the toolbox for a while. After receiving it she reached in for an item. “For now, eat some of these berries we bought. They at least have some moisture to keep you hydrated.” She passed a few Oran berries to Totodile who received them gratefully. “You should also avoid using water gun, you would waste valuable water.”

    “Thanks, Torchic.”

    “Hey, we all have to look out for each other, right?”

    Totodile gave a small grin, “Yeah, of course.”

    Tristan, who had also been trying hard to bear the heat, had been silent, keeping it to himself. He figured since he didn’t have it nearly as bad as Totodile, that he shouldn’t place an extra burden on the team. A subtle movement out of the corner of his eye caught his attention. Something had darted from behind one tree trunk to another. “EVERYONE, STOP!!!” he shouted loudly and suddenly. Doing this would at least cause them to stop to see why he yelled.

    Totodile looked up startled from Tristan’s sudden shout. “What’s up, Tristan?” he asked, “Is something wrong?”

    Quietly, he whispered to everyone, “Don’t move a muscle.”

    Everyone froze. Tristan scanned between the trees, trying to find the cause of the suspicious movement. All he could see, though, were the bare trees and dusty ground. A breeze came through, blowing dust into his eyes, making him squint. Breaking the silence, Meditite was the first to speak. “OK, its, like, totally obvious that there is, like, nothing here. So can we, like, get a move on so we can like find Tyrogue? I don’t, like, want to spend, like, all night here.” With that, Meditite continued on.

    “GOTCHA!!!!!” yelled Tristan spinning to face Meditite. He grabbed for one of his Gravlerock and whipped it directly towards her.

    “EEEEEEK!!!” she cried, dropping to the ground, trying to cover her head with her hands fractions of a second before the projectile shot past her. Even then it was close enough for her to feel the displaced air from it. A moment later she stood up, trying to recover from the shock of being attacked by her own employee. “The nerve!” she thought. She screamed in a high-pitched voice, “LIKE, WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM!!! WHY DID YOU, LIKE, ATTACK ME, YOUR CLIENT!?”

    Tristan turned away and continued to walk down the path, tossing what remained of his rock a couple times. “I did it to protect our client,” he answered calmly.

    “Err… what?” she asked, confused as she turned around. “EEEEEEK!!! W… w… when did that get there!?”

    Behind her was a wild Venonat, lying unconscious on the ground. It had a round body covered in purple fur, with a pair of clodhopper feet and stubby forepaws. It also had a pincer-like mouth, red compound eyes and long white antenna. “Wow,” commented Totodile, amazed, “You knocked it out in one hit!”

    “Yeah, well,” shrugged Tristan, “It was nothing. You probably could’ve done it.”

    Meditite scowled at Tristan, her hands on her hips. She was the only one who was upset. “You could have, like, told me there was a Pokemon behind me!” she complained. “I mean, what would have happened if I, like, hadn’t ducked!?”

    “Sorry,” Tristan apologized waving it off. He wasn’t actually sorry though; in fact he was a little satisfied. All those likes were getting annoying and he just had to do something to shut her up, “There wasn’t enough time to tell you. And I knew you would have ducked in time.”

    Meditite shuddered. With that accuracy and force, had it hit her frail body, that would have been it for her. She crossed her arms and bitterly turned her head away.

    The team was about to depart when they heard a feeble voice from behind. “… water…” The team turned to see that the Venonat was back on its feet. It was in rough shape, even without the Gravlerock from Tristan. “…water…”

    “What’s that?” Totodile asked, “You want water?”

    “… water…”

    “I’m really sorry,” Torchic apologized, “But we don’t have any water either.” She turned to the rest of her team, “Who was the idiot who didn’t pack water!?”

    “We’ve never needed it before!” Totodile replied defensively, “How was I supposed to–”

    “Water!?”

    “No,” answered Torchic, more sternly this time, “We don’t have any!”

    “WATER!!!” The wild Venonat clearly didn’t seem to get the message. Instead it began staggering towards the team and their client.

    Tristan looked back at the approaching Venonat. “Hey guys,” he said nervously, “I think there’s something really wrong with that Venonat… It’s not acting right.”

    “What do you mean!?” Totodile asked becoming worried.

    Before Tristan could respond, the wild Venonat shouted at the top of its lungs, “WATER!!!!!” It charged towards Tristan, diving headlong with a tackle attack. Tristan sidestepped mere seconds before it would’ve hit, causing the Venonat to soar past him, to make a rough landing to the dusty ground.

    “We have no water!” Totodile called, trying to make the Venonat understand.

    “It’s no use,” Tristan told him, “Your words aren’t reaching it! I doubt it even knows what its doing!”

    “It’s the weather…” Torchic said, looking at the surrounding landscape, “The lack of water is driving the Pokemon to insanity! How are we supposed to help them!?”

    “We can’t help them now,” Totodile answered, “All we can do now is try to find out what’s happening, and try to fix the entire problem. No doubt there are similar things happening in other places.”

    “WATER!!!!! WATER!!!!!”

    “Like, what are you waiting for!?” Meditite shrieked, as the Venonat fixed its gaze on her, “Just, like, finish it off! Hurry!!”

    Heeding her client’s orders, Torchic went at a running speed toward the out-of-control creature, diving in with a powerful and super-effective peck attack. The Venonat was again knocked back, this time sending it tumbling and rolling along the ground until it came to a stop near the edge of the clearing, unconscious.

    “Let’s move out before it wakes again,” mentioned Tristan, and with that, the team departed hastily from the clearing.

    The search for Tyrogue continued as the team went deeper and deeper into the dried out forest. Though, the farther into the center of the forest they went, the drier and dustier the forest became. It was early afternoon and what seemed to be about eight stages into the forest. The bare parched branches of the trees seemed to be trying to reach to the sky as if hoping for the slightest drop of rain, but the merciless sky would give no such luxury. All the ground was dust now, and with no grass to hold it down it was picked up easily by the wind, making travel difficult. The forest was literally turning into a desert. The trees, though there were no leaves, were spaced so close together that made it difficult to see very far. It was beginning to be hard to walk on the heated ground. The only one among the team members who was unaffected by all this was Torchic, who was thanking her lucky stars for being a fire Pokemon.

    “Can’t… you guys… like… find Tyrogue a little, like… faster?” complained Meditite, wobbling as she levitated along. “I mean… I, like, don’t think I’m, like… getting my, like… 500 poke worth…”

    “We’re… we’re… we’re trying as hard as we… can,” gasped Totodile, who was suffering the most. Being a water Pokemon, he was having the hardest time of all. The heat, the dry air and the dust were all weighing heavily down on him.

    “Don’t… waste your energy Totodile,” Tristan said, “just focus on walking… and eating the berries we gave you.”

    “H… hey…” Meditite mentioned, pointing out between the trees, “like… look over there… I, like… think I see… water… I’m going.”

    Torchic looked to where Meditite pointed. “It’s just a mirage,” she said, disappointed, “just keep going.” After that they didn’t hear any more from Meditite, and they continued to walk until they reached the next clearing. Again, the clearing turned out to be the same as all the others. Dusty, dry and hot, the team felt they would go insane if they stayed much longer. What the team wouldn’t give for a little shade. If Tristan could, he would’ve hollered out in frustration.

    “Is everyone alright?” asked Torchic turning around.

    “I’m… fine,” Totodile managed to speak, even though he wasn’t fine at all.

    “Same… here,” joined Tristan.

    A silence followed.

    “Torchic?” Totodile asked, confused, “what’s wrong?”

    On Torchic’s face, was an expression that troubled Tristan. It was as if she didn’t want to believe what she was seeing, yet was seeing exactly what she didn’t to want believe. Panic stricken, she managed to speak, “Our… our… our client… our client… she’s… SHE’S MISSING!!!!!”

    “WHAT!?” shouted Totodile and Tristan together, turning around frantically to where Meditite should have been.

    “She was with us a minute ago!” cried Tristan.

    “Where could she have gone,” joined Totodile “What’re we gonna do now!?”

    “Uh…” answered Torchic with a very grim look on her face, “that’s not all we have to worry about…”

    The empty clearing was empty no longer. Surrounding them, were teams and teams of Seedot and Nuzleaf. Seedot were Pokemon that resembled acorns with small feet. The Nuzleafs had brown skin and looked more human-like, with what resembled armour covering their waists and thighs. They wore masks that covered around their eyes and their pointy noses. Protruding from the tops of their circular heads were leaves, which in this weather were wilted and dry like all the other leaves. They all stared at the Team through bloodshot eyes. Their feeble, yet desperate voices chanted the same thing, “…water…” “water!” “…water,” “WATER!” “…water!” “WAAAATEEEER!!!!!”

    “I… I’ve heard… of this kind of situation before…” Totodile struggled to say.

    “Yeah… what is it,” asked Tristan, almost not wanting to know the answer.

    Torchic answered, “They call it… a monster house!”

    To be continued…


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    sorry i didnt reply before; school has been hell, i have to admit.

    anyways, the past two chapters were very well done. your description was very good, and the plot is becoming more and more interesting. i like your description of their first monster house, and the cliffhanger. so... keep up the good work! *thumbs up*
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    "...No....more........likes...." >_< It was obvious that he hadn't taken a liking to Meditite's speech.
    (AAAAAAH!!! ANOTHER LIKE!!! @_@)
    And yet another famous quote! Still remember it from Nsider.....

    Great job on the chappie, as always. Nice description of the monster house. Awesome cliff-hanger.


    If it helps, I can try and spread the word about this fanfic. ....or not, depending on your views. o-o


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blademaster_Jale View Post
    sorry i didnt reply before; school has been hell, i have to admit.

    anyways, the past two chapters were very well done. your description was very good, and the plot is becoming more and more interesting. i like your description of their first monster house, and the cliffhanger. so... keep up the good work! *thumbs up*

    Quote Originally Posted by Koridojo_Blaziken View Post
    (AAAAAAH!!! ANOTHER LIKE!!! @_@)
    And yet another famous quote! Still remember it from Nsider.....

    Great job on the chappie, as always. Nice description of the monster house. Awesome cliff-hanger.

    If it helps, I can try and spread the word about this fanfic. ....or not, depending on your views. o-o

    Koridojo, over an' out.
    Thanks. Its good to see that you guys are enjoying the story. I sure will try my best at keeping up the good work.

    As for "spreading the word", it's your call. If you feel that you want to, then sure. I'm comfortable with how I am right now, but I wouldn't mind having a few more readers.


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    Alrighty, then. I'll try and put a link or something to this in my sig....>_> If I can figure out how to work all the controls for the "link in siggie" stuff first. T_T


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    interesting fan-fic... description is much better.
    i look forward to reading more if i didn't get distracted often by other things... :P

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    Woooowwwwwwww, this is awesome!

    Type on! I MUST HAVE MOOOOORE!!! @_@.....or else. Something like this could happen:

    Me and my Jolteon (Kaz) : *go crazy without something to read*
    Rega (my Beautifly) : 0_o *slowly hands a book*
    Yes, I am sarcastic. No, I am not some emo goth-type cutter person. Yes, that is a muffin on my shoulder. And yes, I am VERY MUCH an ETERNAL POKEMON FREAK!! ...so get that in yer head, and all will be good.

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    lol as if you had to worry about having nothing to read :P
    i would go crazy if someone decides to quit writing without telling why

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    Thank you everyone for your replies. Its good to know that people are enjoying this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smart Alex View Post
    Type on! I MUST HAVE MOOOOORE!!! @_@.....or else. Something like this could happen:

    Me and my Jolteon (Kaz) : *go crazy without something to read*
    Rega (my Beautifly) : 0_o *slowly hands a book*
    Unfortunately I won't have a new chapter any time soon. And I apologize for missing last week in posting a chapter. However, you will soon see the reason for that soon enough. Believe it or not I haven't been spending the past weak slacking off. I have indeed been writing.


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    Hey, I'm here. Nobody requested me, but I'm here all the same. Says something about your fic, doesn't it? I just had to find out about this fic that will probably surpass mine in views... with 4-5 less pages.

    I like this story. The plot is good, in my opinion, description is getting better, length is good, and the characters are enjoyable. For more in-depth look:

    Plot: 3.5/5 Reason: You still are building up the plot, but with the disasters having an extreme effect on the places, the plot is being progressed effectively.

    Description: 2.5/5 Reason: Your earlier chapters are bogging you down, but then again, whose aren't? I know mine sure are. Description is improving.

    Length: 3/5 Reason: Your chapters are getting longer and better as you go. Just keep on going like that, and you'll nail length.

    Characters: 4.5/5 Reason: They are Awesome. I can easily tell who they are personality-wise. Tristan is a loner and someone who wants to not be a burden and to help others. Well portrayed, has his strengths and weaknesses apparent.

    Torchic is (as Tristan put it) terrible to Totodile. Can come off bossy and whiny, and is the brains of the group. Makes Totodile put his energy "to good use".

    Totodile is hyper. How can that much energy be stored in such a small body? Anyway, he's the impulsive one of the group, what with charging head-first into action. He's the team leader all the same, though. How'd that happen?

    Well, you have a good story here. I'll check it often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucarioman777 View Post
    Hey, I'm here. Nobody requested me, but I'm here all the same. Says something about your fic, doesn't it? I just had to find out about this fic that will probably surpass mine in views... with 4-5 less pages.

    I like this story. The plot is good, in my opinion, description is getting better, length is good, and the characters are enjoyable. For more in-depth look:

    Plot: 3.5/5 Reason: You still are building up the plot, but with the disasters having an extreme effect on the places, the plot is being progressed effectively.

    Description: 2.5/5 Reason: Your earlier chapters are bogging you down, but then again, whose aren't? I know mine sure are. Description is improving.

    Length: 3/5 Reason: Your chapters are getting longer and better as you go. Just keep on going like that, and you'll nail length.

    Characters: 4.5/5 Reason: They are Awesome. I can easily tell who they are personality-wise. Tristan is a loner and someone who wants to not be a burden and to help others. Well portrayed, has his strengths and weaknesses apparent.

    Torchic is (as Tristan put it) terrible to Totodile. Can come off bossy and whiny, and is the brains of the group. Makes Totodile put his energy "to good use".

    Totodile is hyper. How can that much energy be stored in such a small body? Anyway, he's the impulsive one of the group, what with charging head-first into action. He's the team leader all the same, though. How'd that happen?

    Well, you have a good story here. I'll check it often.
    I thought he was doing rather well.....

    sorry I haven't been on for a while. I think you did a good job on the recent chapter.
    Cute....but PSYCHO!!! XD Things even out.
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    Thanks again everyone for all your replies!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucarioman777 View Post
    Hey, I'm here. Nobody requested me, but I'm here all the same. Says something about your fic, doesn't it? I just had to find out about this fic that will probably surpass mine in views... with 4-5 less pages.
    Thanks for reading. It came as a shock to me when I saw a post by you here. A pleasant shock. Are shocks supposed to be pleasant?

    Anyway, I think your the first on these forums to give me an actual review. Now I can see where I need improvement.

    I like this story. The plot is good, in my opinion, description is getting better, length is good, and the characters are enjoyable. For more in-depth look:

    Plot: 3.5/5 Reason: You still are building up the plot, but with the disasters having an extreme effect on the places, the plot is being progressed effectively.
    Oh just you wait. I haven't even begun to scratch the surface. Hehehehehehehe...

    Description: 2.5/5 Reason: Your earlier chapters are bogging you down, but then again, whose aren't? I know mine sure are. Description is improving.
    Yeah. Looking back, I see what you mean. It was actually much shorter than that before I edited it. Perhaps I'll go back later on and fix it up a little more.

    Length: 3/5 Reason: Your chapters are getting longer and better as you go. Just keep on going like that, and you'll nail length.

    Characters: 4.5/5 Reason: They are Awesome. I can easily tell who they are personality-wise. Tristan is a loner and someone who wants to not be a burden and to help others. Well portrayed, has his strengths and weaknesses apparent.

    Torchic is (as Tristan put it) terrible to Totodile. Can come off bossy and whiny, and is the brains of the group. Makes Totodile put his energy "to good use".

    Totodile is hyper. How can that much energy be stored in such a small body? Anyway, he's the impulsive one of the group, what with charging head-first into action. He's the team leader all the same, though. How'd that happen?
    You're close when it comes to characters. But there are a couple things I would like to add.

    Despite being a loner, Tristan values his friends very much and though he seems distant at times will go to great lengths for them.

    Torchic is also easily irritated. You don't want to get on her angry side, you'll regret it. Despite this she's not that terrible to Totodile (or others). She'll try to make him feel better when he's put down.

    Totodile is like you say a bundle of energy. Its his spirit that caused him to start a team and become the leader. He sticks loyally to what he deems important. He's also like a balloon. He can be extremely confident and happy, but all it takes is one comment to "burst his bubble" and he'll be depressed and doubtful.

    Very good though.

    Well, you have a good story here. I'll check it often.
    Thanks! I really appreciate it. Next chapter hopefully tomorrow.


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    Before I post the next chapter, I'd like to direct your attention to the table of contents on the first post.

    In the "special chapters" section is a Christmas special that I had a hand in writing. I don't think many people noticed it, so I felt the urge to mention it. It's called "Special Feature: The Christmas Mission!" Check it out if you have time.

    On another note, sorry for waiting so long for posting the next chapter. Especially with that cliffhanger and all. Well I've finally edited it over, so your waiting will soon end.


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    Chapter 8


    Worst Case Scenario! A Desperate Struggle!


    “Uh… where’s, like… the water?” Meditite had finally arrived to where she thought she’d seen a pond. As the gap between her and the pond closed, however, it shrunk, getting ever smaller, until it vanished entirely. Just like Torchic had said, it was just a mirage, and she was fooled by it. She fell to the ground, too weak to levitate, and tried to dig desperately into the sand. Her efforts were useless. Under the scorching heat, her thirst had driven her here, to what only turned out to be more desolate wasteland. She turned around see the team she hired, but they were nowhere to be seen. “Where… like, where are… they?”

    She picked herself up and began to walk aimlessly, unsure of where she was going. She just knew she had to find water.

    ***

    Meanwhile, Team Supernova was in a much more serious situation. While Meditite had wandered off, the three teammates found themselves in a monster house, surrounded by teams of Seedot and Nuzleaf, each one driven to insanity from water deprivation. The scorching heat didn’t make anything better either. The day’s travels had heavily worn out the team, especially Totodile, who wasn’t in any shape to fight. The Pokemon that surrounded the team all seemed to chant the same, desperate word, “…water…” “Water!” “…water,” “WATER!” “…water!” “WATER!!!!!”

    “This isn’t… good,” Tristan struggled to say, “We… we don’t have time for this!”

    “Well,” started Torchic, “We’ll just need to finish them off as fast as we can! But don’t kill them!”

    Totodile was exhausted, trying to think straight under all the stress, he answered, “Al… alright… WATER–!”

    “NO!” interrupted Torchic.

    “What!?”

    “DON’T USE WATER GUN!” shouted Tristan, “You’ll waste too much water! You hardly have any as it is!”

    Totodile backed off, humiliated with his mistake. “O… okay,” he answered lowering his head in shame. “Then I’ll use this!!” He jumped forward, swinging his claws as he struck a nearby Seedot, knocking it out instantly. These opponents wouldn’t put up much of a fight, being already weakened from the heat. But there were so many of them. They couldn’t afford to let their guard down. Totodile panted heavily, his attack had taken a great deal of effort. A Nuzleaf came up from behind, but Totodile wasn’t prepared to counter.

    A bone whipped out of nowhere, hitting the offender square on the side of the head, knocking it out. Tristan jumped in front of his blue friend, catching the bone again and bracing for another attack.

    “Th… thanks… Tristan.” Totodile panted.

    “It was… nothing. Just take it easy… okay?” replied Tristan, as another Seedot came charging head on in front of him. Tristan countered with a head-butt, sending it flying into the air. It landed directly on another Seedot causing them both to pass out.

    “Take… it easy…” Totodile asked, “In… a place like this?”

    “GET BACK!!” shrieked Torchic, who was off in her own fight. She was surrounded, but she had a fierce look in her eye, “I’m warning you! Don’t step any closer unless you want to get burned!” The opponents didn’t heed her words, closing in closer and closer. “Fine then,” she said bitterly as she began to spin on the spot shooting flames out of her mouth. As she did this she cried out, “FIRESPIN!!!” Flames engulfed the surrounding Pokemon, and as soon as the dust cleared at least a dozen fallen Seadot and Nuzleaf surrounded her. These were perfect conditions for a fire Pokemon. The dry air, the bright sun, and the grassy nature of the opponents, in this situation they seemed nothing more than toothpicks.

    “Great… work Torchic!” Tristan called over. He turned around just in time to see a Nuzleaf come in to attack. In a split second he caught the bone he’d just thrown and came down on the unfortunate Pokemon with a powerful bone club.

    Totodile was struggling to maintain his balance. He charged another Seedot, lunging with another scratch attack.

    The clearing was getting emptier, but there was still a long way to go.

    ***

    As Team Supernova’s fight continued, Meditite had ventured deeper into the forest. She was exhausted, and her throat hurt as she swallowed. Where was Tyrogue? She squinted into the distance as something caught her eye.

    “W… water? Is… is that… like… really water?” She quickened her pace, breaking into a run as she drew nearer. The pond did not seem to shrink this time, in fact, it got clearer. In the middle of the clearing, the water sparkled in the bright sunlight. A small patch of green grass surrounded the pond; the only green she’d seen in the entire forest. She walked right up to the water’s edge, gazing down in disbelief. “Am I, like, dreaming?” she thought as she crouched down and touched the water with her hand. It was cool and wet, just like water should be. Quickly, she drank as much as she could, as fast as she could. Moments later, when she had just started enjoying the refreshing taste, she heard footsteps behind her.

    “And just what do you think you’re doing!?” came a voice from behind.

    “Yeah! That water belongs to us!” came another, “Go find your own!”

    “You’ll pay for drinking our valuable water!” a third voice sounded.

    Meditite turned to face the speakers, only to see three figures advancing on her. She gave out a long terrified cry, “EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!”

    ***

    A terrified shriek broke through the noises of fighting. “Did you hear that!?” Torchic asked. After a long hard battle, most of the Pokemon in the monster house were defeated. The few that remained were starting to retreat back into the forest, hoping that they would come across other travelers who wouldn’t put up such a fierce fight. “I thought I heard Meditite!”

    “I did, too!” Tristan answered, “I think it came from that direction!” He pointed down another dusty trail, which would eventually lead to another clearing.

    “SCRATCH!!!” Totodile shouted as he took out the last of the remaining Seedots. He stood there for a moment, his knees wobbling under his weight. He felt exausted and sick to his stomach, as if he’d just run five marathons one after the other. “We… we… we… have… have to go… find…” he wheezed through his parched throat as he struggled to finish his sentence, “… her…” Finally, with a thud on the dusty ground, Totodile collapsed.

    “Totodile!” Tristan shouted, “This isn’t the time… to be taking a nap!”

    “I’ll go ahead to see what happened,” Torchic said, starting to run off down the trail, “Take care of Totodile!”

    “WAIT!” Tristan called after her; “We shouldn’t separate!” But by then she’d already left the clearing. “Just great… this is just great!” he said under his breath. “Well… I guess I should follow her. But what’ll I do with you…” He looked down at Totodile's passed out body. “I can’t carry you… I have spikes on my back… I guess the best I can do is drag you along with me, I can’t just leave you lying around to be attacked again…”

    With that, Tristan followed after Torchic, dragging Totodile along with him. Fortunately, the dusty ground didn’t make for a rough ride. The sun was lowering in the sky now. Without the sun directly above them, the heat began to ease off. The bare trees were beginning to cast longer and longer shadows on the ground. Tristan, however, was still very thirsty. Even if the air became cooler, it was still as dry as ever.

    ***

    “Water!?” Torchic exclaimed, entering a new clearing. To her utter shock there was a small pond before her eyes. “An oasis? Here?” She walked up to the edge of pond, looking at her reflection. No doubt that this time, it was the real thing. She would have to tell Tristan and Totodile right away. But where was Meditite? She could have sworn the scream came from here. And she was sure it had belonged to Meditite.

    “Hey! Get away from our water!” A voice called from behind.

    Torchic turned to see three Mankey's standing in front of her, all three seeming to be in good condition compared to the other forest inhabitants. All three had white fur, long flexible tails, prehensile hands and feet, as well as pig shaped snouts for noses. What bothered her was the fact that none of them had as much as a scratch on them. “You… You’ve been hogging this water to yourselves haven’t you!?”

    “So what if we were!” replied the one on the right. “Finders keepers!”

    “While all the other Pokemon in this forest are suffering, you sit back and watch them struggle!?” Torchic shouted angrily, “What kind of Pokemon are you!?”

    “The smart kind,” The left one spoke. “If we let all the Pokemon drink here like they drank from all the other ponds that have disappeared, there would be nothing left!”

    “But perhaps… if you give us a chestnut…” the one on the right said, twiddling his thumbs.

    “Idiot!” The middle one spat at him. This one had been the first to shout at Torchic, “Water’s what counts now! We’ll worry about chestnuts later!”

    As the three began to bicker, Torchic looked past them to see Meditite and Tyrogue tied to a dried up tree. She hadn’t seen them when she entered. Then again, she had been focused more on the water than anything. They were both unconscious, though Meditite did seem to at least have a drink from the pond. She was actually relieved to see them this way. Even though the Mankeys were selfish enough to hog the water to themselves, they didn’t seem to actually have the guts to kill their hostages. “You better let them go!” she demanded angrily, interrupting their argument.

    “No!” answered the middle Mankey, “They tried to drink from our precious water!”

    “That’s our client!” she shouted, “I won’t let you lay another hand on her!”

    The right Mankey spoke, chuckling slightly as exchanged a look with the left one, “This is your client? That means you’re part of a rescue team.”

    “A pretty crummy rescue team to let their client wander off,” commented the left one.

    “What did you say?” Torchic asked, a flare of anger in her eyes.

    “Well,” the middle one answered, “We don’t take kindly to rescue teams, no matter how crummy they are. Ever since that Team Blue beat us up, and forced us to work for them! You ain’t leaving!”

    All three approached Torchic, each one preparing to attack. Thinking quickly, she immediately took advantage of the terrain, using sand attack. Fine dust was kicked into the air, creating a smokescreen effect, buying her both cover and time. “Okay, I know that they're fighting type, so they should be weak against a… flying move!” With that in mind, she charged into the dust cloud, jumping straight in with a peck attack. She hit one, but she wasn’t sure how strong the hit was. She came out on the other side and turned to see how she did. The dust settled revealing that one Mankey had taken the hit full on but wasn’t out yet. She looked twice. There were only two Mankeys there now. Where was the third?

    A shadow came over her, blocking the sun for an instant. She looked up the second the missing Mankey came down on her, his hand opened and flat for a Karate chop. The next thing she felt was the attack, hitting her right between her eyes. It felt like her head had split in two! She stumbled back crying out in pain. Her eyes watering from the strike she looked up to see all three were approaching her again. But she was nowhere near ready for them. She closed her eyes anticipating a world of pain.

    “OH NO YOU DON’T!!” came a new voice from the edge of the clearing. Tristan, with Totodile lying on the ground behind him, wasted no time shooting three Gravlerocks, hitting each enemy. The Mankeys withdrew from this new opponent, snarling defensively.

    “Tristan!” Torchic cried, “you're here already!?”

    “I thought there’d be trouble here, so I came as fast as I could.” Looking closer at Tristan it was clear that he’d had been running hard. Very hard. He was still breathing rather heavily. He glanced at the bruise on Torchic’s forehead. “I just wish I’d arrived sooner.”

    “Who do you think you are!” accused the first Mankey, “Do you know who you’re dealing with!?”

    “We’re the Mankey Gang!” came the second.

    “So,” replied Tristan. This information actually meant nothing to him. “I wouldn’t care if you were Team Blue! DON’T ATTACK MY FRIENDS!!!”

    All three Mankey's were suddenly taken aback. “You… you!” the first one snarled becoming enraged, “How dare you mention the name Team Blue to us! We hate Team Blue!” All three teamed together once more. “Finish them!”

    Torchic was now at Tristan’s side. “Any ideas?” she asked.

    Tristan thought a moment, “I’ll take out the weak one. You weaken the other two, alright!?”

    “Gotcha!”

    Again, she used sand attack, hiding them from the enemy. Tristan suddenly appeared out of the cloud hurling his bone using Bonemerang. The bone struck the already injured Mankey, knocking him out.

    “Why you…!" the first Mankey growled, “You’ll pay for that!!”

    “Don’t let your guard down!” called Torchic from behind. It was her turn to appear out of nowhere. “FLAMETHROWER!!!!!” Scorching flames shot out of her mouth, enveloping the two remaining Mankeys.

    The second Mankey received the brunt of the attack, becoming heavily burned. “Y… you show ‘em… boss…” With that final breath he, too, passed out, leaving one Mankey left to fight.

    “That’s it! You leave me no choice!” he hollered dashing towards his captives. He never was known for fighting fair. He had no problem sheilding himself behind other Pokemon.

    “Not so fast!” Tristan called after him.

    “I said don’t lay a hand on our client!”

    But the Mankey wouldn’t listen. “I need to gain the advantage again,” he thought quickly, “Taking a hostage will turn the tides.” Both the Cubone and the Torchic began yelling something else now, something different. But that didn’t matter, he was almost there.

    “FIRE HAMMER!!!!” both Tristan and Torchic yelled at the tops of their lungs.

    “Huh!?” Mankey said as he turned to see what was going on. He’d never heard a move like that. The Cubone was leaping into the air, his bone held high. It was lit with a blazing fire from Torchic’s flame-thrower. Before Mankey knew it, the bone flaming bone had swung from the side and as the name implied, hit him like a hammer. The blow sent him skidding across the dusty clearing, and with a loud SPLASH, caused him to land in the water, where his unconscious body bobbed up and down.

    “Finally…” Torchic panted, “it’s over…”

    “We’re not done yet,” Tristan mentioned, “now we just need to wake our clients, and Totodile.” Tristan proceeded to drag Totodile into the water, where he awoke quite surprised.

    After a few gulps of water he asked “Wh… what happened!?”

    “You passed out from the heat,” Tristan answered.

    “But you put up a good fight!” assured Torchic, seeing the sudden look of despair on Totodile’s face.

    “I… I passed out?” asked Totodile, disappointed. He looked around at the three Mankeys, “I… I missed the final fight… didn’t I?” He looked down shamefully. “I’m weak…” he thought.

    Torchic woke up Meditite and Tyrogue. Meditite opened her eyes to see the rescue team in front of her, “It’s, like, about time you came!” she complained as she stood up, brushing the dust off.

    “Yeah, Meditite! How long were you planning to wait to send someone to save me!?” The small Tyrogue replied smartly. Tyrogue was a purple human-shaped Pokemon, with white bands around his wrists and abdomen. He also wore what looked like red shorts and red shoes. He was the tallest one there, being slightly taller than Totodile, but didn’t seem to have much power in his muscles yet. There were three spikes sticking out of the top of his head. He bore a very annoyed expression on his face. “Couldn’t find someone to hire, or just enjoyed your time without me!”

    Meditite answered angrily, “You, like, shut up!”

    After bearing a couple hours of tense silence, Team Supernova, along with their clients, arrived back at the Pokemon Village that evening. Having been exposed to the heat all day at Uproar Forest, the evening at the Pokemon Square seemed quite cool. The sun was setting, casting a reddish hue over the entire sky. “Thank you for rescuing us,” said Tyrogue appreciatively.

    Meditite though wasn’t pleased, “Hmph! I, like, decided not to pay you, like, 500 poke. I don’t think you, like, deserve it.”

    “But,” Torchic started, “you said 500 poke wasn’t much right?”

    “Yeah,” she answered, “But, you guys are, like, not even worth 500 poke!”

    “Hey, hey!” Tristan began to yell, “After all we did–“

    “No… no,” said Totodile putting up his hand to stop Tristan, “what the client says goes…”

    “Well,” Tyrogue butted in, a devilish look in his eye; “I have to put up with her every day. I think that a day spent with her alone should be worth about 500 poke.” Meditite gave him a warning look. “Stop? Stop what? Being honest? I'll tell you what, if you pay the 500 poke you promised, then I won’t tell my step-brother that you waited so long to rescue me, because I know you waited!”

    “You, like, wouldn’t!” she gasped.

    “I would do it in an instant,” he said, eyes narrowed accompanied with a wide grin.

    “Grrrrr! You little…!” She took a moment to breathe and calm down, “OK, like, fine! Take the 500 poke! I don’t, like, care anyway!” She said this grabbing the 500 poke throwing it into the faces of the team, the team that had just saved her. “There! We’re leaving!!” She stormed down the path back to the village entrance, followed closely by Tyrogue. “NO GUMMIES FOR YOU WHEN WE GET HOME!!” her voice shouted, trailing off into the distance.

    “… That was rude,” Totodile said, looking at all the coins scattered around the ground, “couldn’t she have just handed it to us?”

    “Not like the last time we saved someone,” Tristan said. “Last time we didn’t get much, but they were at least grateful.”

    “You know, I don’t want to think about it,” Torchic dismissed, “I’ve gotten angry enough today. And I don’t want to waste any more energy over her.”

    A figure entered the empty square. It was Tyrogue. “Hey.”

    “You’re back?” Totodile asked.

    “Yeah, I told Meditite I forgot something. I just wanted to say sorry for the way she treated you.”

    “It wasn’t your fault,” Tristan answered.

    “Yeah, but I think what she did was very childish. C’mon, I’ll help you pick up the money.” He bent down on his knees, and began pick up some of the individual coins. He was joined by the other members of the team, and soon all the 500 hundred Poke was in someone’s hands. “It’s the least I could do for you rescuing me. I’ve stayed too long though, Meditite will probably lock me out if I stay any longer. I just didn’t want you to place me in the same boat as her.”

    “Thanks for your help then!” Totodile called after him as he departed the village once more.

    “See ya!” he replied looking back, waving while he walked.

    “We should get some rest,” Torchic said with a sigh, “It’s been such a long day… I’m beat.”

    “You don’t have to tell me twice,” answered Totodile tiredly.

    “Finally,” replied Tristan, “I thought today would never end.”

    And so, the three team-members of Team Supernova, like their clients before them, left the village and parted, heading to their respective areas for the night. Each one of them, tired from having accomplished their second mission as a rescue team. The hard day's work in Uproar Forest caused each one fall asleep instantly. Beedrill’s words echoing in their minds as they wondered what was happening to the world. “… The earth’s temperature is rising rapidly…” That was what he’d said. What would be causing this? How could it be stopped?

    In addition to these troubling thoughts Tristan still wondered why he was in this world, and what his purpose was for being here. So many questions. Why couldn’t things just be simple? That would make life so much easier.

    To be continued…


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    oooo awesome...
    can't find a day to get on forums ccause of too many ppl on it :P

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    *Takes a rock* Shut up, Meditite! *Throws the rock*

    Nice chapter, it was cool. Keep up the good work. I would expand upon this, but doing Homework all day has drained my brain of all energy. I'll try to review in the morning.

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    *watches Lucarioman throw rocks at Meditite* -_- ....that looks funs! ^^ lol

    Like, nice chappie, as usual--O_O....oh no. Like, Medicham is, like, rubbing off on me! LIKE, NOOOOOOO!!!!



    Dai: O_O Um. I think Blaziken just got rabies.
    Aura: ....I don't think so.
    Absol: Hehe. Nup. I wanted to see him do weird stuff, so I put whipped cream on his face and woke him up.
    Blaziken: What the--so that was YOU!!! *hastily wipes off whipped cream* I thought I really DID have rabies! YOU'RE GOING TO PAY FOR THAT!
    Absol: .....(uh-oh.) Hit the midget instead! *holds up Ryrku*
    Ryrku the shiny Grovyle: Whoa, HEY! What's with everyone picking on me all of a sudden?!?!
    Dai: GUYS!! Absol, put Ryrku down! And Blaziken, cool your jets, he's just bored!!
    Blaziken: *glares at Absol*
    Last edited by Koridojo_Blaziken; 19th January 2009 at 6:20 PM.


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    Holy orangeade! O_O....nice chappie. I agree with Tristan on that last thought.....life is just too complicated even when it's normal. Or at least, as normal as you can get when you're a fuzzy anime creature that says nothing but its name.....but then again, we're not all pokemon.

    I just confused myself here....I'm gonna go hide under the couch for a while and get my thoughts sorted out.... .-.

    Quote Originally Posted by Koridojo_Blaziken View Post
    *watches Lucarioman throw rocks at Meditite* -_- ....that looks funs! ^^ lol

    Like, nice chappie, as usual--O_O....oh no. Like, Medicham is, like, rubbing off on me! LIKE, NOOOOOOO!!!!



    Dai: O_O Um. I think Blaziken just got rabies.
    Aura: ....I don't think so.
    Absol: Hehe. Nup. I wanted to see him do weird stuff, so I put whipped cream on his face and woke him up.
    Blaziken: What the--so that was YOU!!! *hastily wipes off whipped cream* I thought I really DID have rabies! YOU'RE GOING TO PAY FOR THAT!
    Absol: .....(uh-oh.) Hit the midget instead! *holds up Kip*
    Kip the Mudkip: Whoa, HEY! What's with everyone picking on me all of a sudden?!?!
    Dai: GUYS!! Absol, put Kip down! And Blaziken, cool your jets, he's just bored!!
    Blaziken: *glares at Absol*

    *twitches* Oi, vey, here we go again...
    Kari (my Charizard) : Agreed.
    Me: 0_o did.....you just say something sensical?
    Kari: Chicken nugget? *stares blankly*
    Me: *twitches* Forget it. T_T

    Anyways. Nice chapter was the main gist of that scrambled post. XD
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    lol wouldn't be just simple of telling its good instead of posting a riddle for someone to figure it out???
    j/k i used to that kind of stuff alot...
    Raichu: Nu uh you do it all the time.
    Me: Shut up... you're not going to be in the next chapter so just be a good boy and be quiet.
    Raichu: NOT FAIR!!!

    anyways i'm still looking forward to the new chapter :P

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    o-o;;; Crud. First I annoy them by getting a sugar rush and revealing a detail of the plot....

    And now I've started....SPAM. >_<


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