To avoid confusion, this is Pokemon speak.
Champion Steven Would Like to Battle!
Steven's plethora of Pokemon were getting closer and closer (although Cradily was shuffling humorously). It would only be a matter of time before they tore us to pieces.
Is what I would say if Forcefire hadn't used Fiery Dance on Skarmory, burning it to a crisp. It wasn't dead, but it wouldn't be fighting for a while.
With five Pokemon left to face, we were somewhat more confident now. If Forcefire had dealt with Skarmory so easily, the rest would be a piece of cake too. Unfortunately, Armaldo had gotten close enough to us now. Sharp stones appeared around it, and it threw them at Forcefire. She ducked under most of the rocks, but one managed to hit her square in the face. She fell over, unconscious.
"Such a frail Pokemon," Steven laughed. "A Rock Throw from a baby Machop could take it out."
"Take that back!" I snapped. Broadsword clenched his fists, scowling at Steven.
"Oh, I'm sorry. A baby Geodude, then."
"OK, THAT'S it!" I sprinted towards Steven and punched him square in the mouth. He stepped backwards a few steps. He recovered after a bit and wiped a drop of blood from the corner of his mouth.
"That was your last mistake," Steven snarled. Tentacles appeared from his hands and wrapped me tightly. They constricted me more and more tightly until I couldn't breathe.
"Eric!" Molly yelled. "Lower your head!"
I tried to ask why, but there was no air for me to talk. So I just did as Molly said. It was then that an Energy Ball flew right above my head and hit Steven in the face. He loosened his grip on me, and I took the opportunity to get to Forcefire. She wasn't horribly injured--it was nothing a revival herb wouldn't fix. So I took one out of my bag and ground it up into powder. Then I sprinkled it on the Mothra-esque Pokemon, and it wasn't long before she woke up.
Forcefire hissed, and if I had to guess, I would say she was saying, "That tastes absolutely horrid."
"Rise and shine, sleepyhead," I said. "You've got a date with a certain number of Steven's Pokemon."
Forcefire flapped her wings and flew towards Cradily (who was still only about a third of the way to us). She appeared directly in front of Cradily's face. They stood there silently for a few seconds, then Forcefire used Bug Buzz, and Cradily recoiled so far that it ended up back where it started. It let out a loud, seemingly inappropriate shriek (I could tell it was inappropriate because I could've sworn Deta played the bleep sound effect).
Absol ran up beside me. It barked twice and gestured towards Steven's Claydol, who was charging a Hyper Beam at Bugzapper.
"Do you have to ask?" I said. "Sucker Punch him."
Absol nodded, then disappeared. He reappeared in front of Claydol and swatted it to the side with his claws. This interrupted the Hyper Beam, causing the energy to explode in Claydol's face. Claydol's arms fell down, then its body followed suit. Its eyes opened and closed rapidly, until they all closed at the same time.
Aggron charged at Broadsword, its claws gleaming in the sun. Broadsword responded with a smirk. He jumped into his own shadow, and Aggron screeched to a grinding halt. He looked around for Broadsword, and didn't notice as Broadsword's shadow moved across the ground. It stopped behind Aggron, and Broadsword jumped out. Aggron turned around just in time for Broadsword to punch it right in the face. It looked like a couple of teeth fell out of Aggron's mouth. It fell over and hit the ground hard, kicking up dust. But then it got up and roared furiously. It flailed about, trying to hit Broadsword, but he was far too agile for such clumsy attacks to land. Broadsword then jumped over to Aggron and punched it rapidly everywhere. Not only could Aggron not keep up, but it was knocked over after only a few punches. Broadsword landed gracefully as Aggron hit the ground in a heap.
Jellicent was getting the worst of it from Metagross--she was meant to block special attacks, not physical ones. Luckily for her, Metagross didn't have anything she was weak to. However, the opposite was also true. Many a Hydro Pump and Zen Headbutt had impacted on the other. Jellicent was running out of options. Then she remembered that Molly had taught her Will-o-wisp. She fired several balls of black flame at the infected behemoth. Only two hit, but it was still enough to do the trick--Metagross recoiled and the burn was severe.
No fair! Metagross yelled.
Street rules, man, Jellicent replied. With a Shadow Ball, Metagross was knocked out.
After about five minutes of waddling, Cradily was exactly as far as it had been when Forcefire had hit it with Bug Buzz. It was almost close enough for its Rock Slide to hit Molly's Salamence, who was fighting Armaldo (and winning, of course). It was then that Shelmet noticed it. It hopped over to Broadsword.
Throw me at Cradily, Shelmet said.
What will that accomplish? Broadsword asked.
Nothing much, except that it'll hurt it a lot and be really funny.
Very well. I must say, you are quite courageous, little one.
Not as much as our trainers. But we're getting off task.
Shelmet hopped into Broadsword's hands. He lifted Shelmet off the ground and aimed at Cradily. Shelmet was laughing.
FIRE IN THE HOLE, B*TCHES!
Broadsword threw Shelmet at Cradily. The impact was the equivalent of an Iron Head, and Cradily slid backwards. When it recovered, it realized that it was beside Steven again.
Son of a--
Cradily was suddenly hit with the unconscious Aggron, thrown by Forcefire's Psychic attack. It wouldn't be getting back up.
Looks like you're all that's left, Salamence taunted.
You can't beat me. I have a huge advantage--you don't have anything I'm weak to.
Oh, don't I?
Salamence's wings turned a metallic silver. He flew up and dove down, and his left wing hit Armaldo in the face, knocking it out. It alighted next to Molly.
"Only one thing to do now," I said. We all took out two syringes apiece of the medicine (I took out three), walked around, and cured Steven and his Pokemon. Steven returned his Pokemon.
"Thanks for that," Steven said. "I can't believe I let that monster take me by surprise."
"It's not a big deal," I told him. "Deoxys takes us by surprise all the time."
Like right now, Deoxys said.
The three of us turned around. Deoxys was staring at us. It had arrived during the fight, while we were distracted.
"You have GOT to be kidding!" Oliver yelled. "How many times do we have to fend you off?!"
You won't have to after this confrontation...because you'll be dead.
Deoxys charged a Focus Blast, and our Pokemon gathered in front of us, ready to face Deoxys for what felt like the hundredth time.