Una the Hoppip
Splash, Synthesis, Aromatherapy, Encore
Una's eyes slowly scanned the hill from the bottom upwards. She was still a way off yet, but she could easily see the dense, dark-green forest clinging to its base. But the higher her gaze travelled, the patchier the landscape became, and it wasn't long before any trace of dark green disappeared altogether. Una sighed. She'd have to go around.
"Gah! I'm too small for anyone I talk with to take me seriously, I'm too cowardly to get a good night's sleep even when I'm tied tightly to a tree, and now I'm too light to get over this hill without being blown away! And all in less than two days!" She'd left her brothers and sisters yesterday morning, but she still hadn't picked up any knowledge that would really help her. Una was desperate to see what lay outside of PokéTopia, but she had no idea how to get out. The reactions she'd gotten from Pokémon she'd asked so far ranged from dismissal to horror, so for the time being, she was heading north. If she went far enough, Una figured that she'd find a barrier, float above it, and emerge in virgin territory. A place that no Hoppip had been in years.
Last night had been awful. Away from her siblings, night seemed a lonely and terrifying time. She'd chosen the sturdiest branch she could find to tie herself to, and logically, she shouldn't have had to worry about the wind... but the closeness and security she was used to were gone. Doubts had flashed through her mind - "What if I'm wrong?", "What if something attacks me?" and "I really miss everyone..."
Mercifully, conditions had been calm recently, but Una had lived for long enough to know first-hand how unpredictable the winds were. So she stuck to the woods, sure that she'd be able to snag her leaves on a tree if a sudden gust came along. Well, fairly sure.
A mass of vegetation abruptly began to writhe. It was huge, and more than a little unsettling. Una was about to turn tail and run when the clump of green turned around and extended a vine up to reach some fruit. Una exhaled. It was something she recognised - a Tangrowth, only this one was bigger than any she'd seen before. "Maybe she'll know how to get out of here," thought Una. "She must have lived for a long time, judging by her size." The closer Una edged to the Tangrowth, the more frayed her nerves became. This Tangrowth really was a giant; possibly seven times Una's own height! She couldn't stand it any longer; Una had to calm herself down. Coming to a halt, she began to glow, gradually warming her body under the focus of the sun's rays. As soon as her extremities were sufficiently toasty, Una ended Synthesis. Confidence boosted slightly, she greeted the Tangrowth.
"H-hello! Can you tell me how to get out of PokéTopia? I've been heading north, but I..." Una hesitated. "...I'm not sure that's what I'm supposed to be doing," she finished lamely. The Tangrowth delicately dropped the fruit on the ground, where some expectant Spinarak immediately started to eat it. Una was touched. "She seems nice."
"Oh dearie me!" came the reply. "You're all alone, aren't you? Did you run away from your family?" The Tangrowth extended her vine-like arm and waggled a finger in reproach. "Now, we all get a little moody at your age, but I'm sure it wasn't as big an argument as you think it was, hm? Let's get you back to your siblings now, before they get too worried." A vine slowly slithered towards Una, but she jumped back as if it were an Ekans.
"H-hey! I'm serious, you know! You've got it all wrong - I didn't ha-MMPH!" Tangrowth had shot vines from her body before Una could react, clasping her close. The powerful vines blinded and gagged Una. "What just happened?" Una thought. "She seemed so gentle a moment ago!" She squirmed, but she couldn't break free.
"Sorry about the rough treatment, darling, but trust me, you'll be much safer and happier back where you belong. Let's find your family, shall we?" Una's innards lurched as Tangrowth began hurtling herself along. "She must be swinging through the forest!" Una thought. "Did she even listen to anything I said?!" Alarm set in. If she was taken back to her siblings now, Una wasn't sure she'd be able to muster the courage to leave a second time. Her panic gave her a manic burst of strength, and she wriggled her way free enough to shout "HELP! I'M BEING KIDNAPPED!" before her mouth was covered again by Tangrowth's vines.
Last edited by TotalPotato; 22nd February 2013 at 1:46 AM.
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