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Chapter 15: The Bounty
I’d never ventured too far out of Opeculid City.
It was morning then, and I made sure to bring White with me. As usual, I had a story for the history books, and he had a story about his dream, which was about some Walrein trying to eat his french toast.
I introduced them to each other, Pride and Lust said hello to White, and then we saddled up to go to their house.
“Our home is just southeast of here. We know the way.” said Greed.
I made sure to give a look to White. He shrugged his shoulders, which either meant that he didn’t care about how suspicious this was, or that he didn’t hear a word because he was still thinking about his toast dream.
We ventured into the forest for a while.
“So, what’s Pride like?” White asked. “Oh, ya’ know,” said Greed, who proceeded by spitting into the plants on his left,” real noble-like. He thinks he’s the best. I’m not saying he isn’t but… he likes to boast about his achievements. Haven’t you guys heard a’ the word pride, before?”
“Greed! Don’t be so rude!” said Lust,” He’s right about some of that, but he really is a great person. He has the coolest Pokemon, and he likes to boast, but he really did do all of those things. It’s not his fault he’s amazing.” retorted Lust. “You guys, Pride won competitions and things for solving crimes and mysteries even! He’s so cool!”
“I guess so but-“
White and Lust faltered, and Greed fell flat on his face. I managed to stay standing, but only by grasping a tree for dear life.
I heard White scream, “Earthquake!”
Just after saying that, a strange Pokemon that I’d never seen flew above us. It was gigantic… A monster sitting on a cloud. It was so large, it blocked out the sun. I couldn’t see a thing.
“Aiiii!” I heard someone scream. “Lust!?” shouted Greed. “Woooaa-hhhh!” said Greed. “Get away!” shouted White.
“Are you guys okay?” I asked.
When the behemoth passed, I was alone. “You guys? Is anyone there?” I said. A note fluttered by. I made sure to snap it out of the air.
This is no game, child. You won’t be seeing your friends for a long time… If ever again. Unless you plan on being kidnapped yourself, don’t come searching! These Seven Deadly Sin kids have quite a bounty on their heads, and now I have three of them!
Three? Oh no… They must think that White is Pride! There was more.
Unless you want to get yourself killed, you can go back home and never say a word! I have eyes and ears all over the world… everywhere…
-The Bounty Hunter
“WHAAAAT?!” I shouted, even though nobody was there. He was some sort of Bounty Hunter, and he was going to sell them for ransom… Or even kill them! What was I going to do...
I continued down the path. Lust did say that Pride was famous for solving mysteries and what not.
I started passing a few houses, some large some small. I knocked on every door, waiting for Pride to answer. I didn’t know what he looked like, so I had to ask,”Is Pride in here,” or, “Do you know a boy named Pride?”
Eventually, someone said that his house was the furthest down on the right side. I went all the way down the road, and found his home. I bet that it was neater than others I’d seen previously.
I knocked on the door. There was no response.
“Hellooooooooooo-oooooooooooooo!?!?” I shouted, “Anybody hooooooooooome!?”
I really slammed hard on the door, but it just slid open. “Uhh… You there, Pride?”
I was scared out of my mind. His house was huge, and I knew someone or something would be behind every corner.
As I was thinking to myself that nothing would be in this place, I stepped on a strange panel. “What is that?” I thought.
I cleared away the crate and rugs on top of it. A secret cellar! I opened it gingerly-
It couldn’t have opened more noisily. I took out the Pokeball of Altaria, just in case this was trouble.
I stepped down the steps, and into the dark. It was almost pitch black, but there were some candles on the walls.
I stepped quietly, which was hard, because my entire body was wracked with fear. I was shaking. I passed a trophy case, and bookcases of scrolls and tomes. He had tables to experiment with, ingredients scattering the floor around it, and tons of Pokeballs in cases. I was wondering if he was trying to complete the NationalDex.
My heart skipped a beat; or maybe just stopped all together.
Tied up against the wall, was Pride. His eyes were closed, but it looked like he was still breathing. “Pride? Are you okay?” I asked dumbly. Of course there was no response.
From behind me, I heard a knife scratching glass. “Course he can’t hear ya’ kid. It’s too bad, really, you made it this far and now you’ve come to fail.”
I turned around, and I probably needed to open my mouth because it felt like I was holding a scream to break all the glass in the world.
The Bounty Hunter. Sitting on a chair next to one of the display cases.
“Did you get my note? Yes? So in that case you can go…” He said.
I didn’t say anything, but held up my Pokeball in defense.
“Oh, how cute. You have a Pokemon. What is it, some kind of weak Kakuna? Stop messing around kid; this is the real deal.”
I still was too paralyzed to say anything.
“Why don’t you just go home, Black?” He said. He knew my name!? He continued,” I know that that kid White was no Pride, and that this here is Pride… I think I’ll sell ‘em for ransom maybe… You can forget this all ever happened…”
He kept calling me kid, but he only looked a few years older than me. It also looked like his only form of defense was a knife… Unless he planned on battling me using himself; Bounty Hunter, use Giga Impact!
I got that thought outa’ my mind.
I took a deep breath. “Give it up, Hunter. You think you’ll win here, but you don’t even have a form of defense. You’re hopeless.” I said lamely.
“Hahahaha… Hah… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… You think you’ve won, don’t you? This guy is trapped here ‘cause I got Pokemon? HAH! If I even, the worst comes to worst, die here, which I won’t, I’d still win ,because it’s not like those friends a’ yours a right outside! Hahahaha… You got me going there for a sec’ kid.” He thrust his hand into one of the display cases, and picked out a Pokeball. “This one here is Spiritomb. So… You wanna’ play? Let’s play…”
I wondered what to do… I couldn’t do nothing. Besides, I know he’s working with someone because he couldn’t get White, Greed, and Lust to his base in such a short time himself. Plus, he wouldn’t be just waiting in this basement for no one… Which meant… Someone else was coming here soon!
“Who are you working with?!” I shouted.
“With? I don’t need anyone to help me.”
“Now that’s a lie!”
“Do you even know who I am”
“I’m the legendary Bounty Hunter, WRATH!
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