Plague was running at full speed now, dodging his way through underbrush and low branches.
"Go!" Arnie shouted from behind him. "C'mon, let's go!"
Just a little more! He looked back as he ran to see if they were being followed.
He could hear the rumbling of something monstrous getting closer and closer, but could see nothing in the early morning mist that shrouded the forest. Suddenly, there was a great roar that reverberated through the trees.
Oh Arceus. It can’t be…
Plagues’ fear rose. His heart was beating so fast it felt like it was going to explode from his chest.
The monsters’ roar was familiar to him. He had seen a trainer devastate the wild pokemon within the Union Cave with a giant green beast…with a roar that sounded just like the one that he just heard…
No, please not that…please not that pokemon…
Trees were flashing by as he ran.
Where the fuck is it?! It should be- ah!
He recognized this area.
Plague banked a hard left through a thick bush, where he found himself crashing into a deep pond.
He floundered for a moment before he gained his strength again.
Choking on some water, he looked about desperately for the den. He spotted it, hidden mostly by fallen logs and other debris…and there was what looked like a giant blue medallion near the entrance. Plague didn’t know what the hell that thing was, and he didn’t really care at the moment.
He pulled up enough energy to tread water; just enough time for Arnie to come rushing out of the brush.
*cough*"Arnie! Thi-"*cough* "This way!” he screamed as he spat out a mouthful of water. The Umbreon started to paddle closer to the Cubone, his glowing rings sputtering as he his body started to give out.
“Hurry! It’s there!” he shouted in the direction of the den.
“Jump on!” He turned around in the water and offered his back to the small brown pokemon.