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Post by Dandelion on Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:50 pm

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The Battle Castle || Night
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There was something to be said about that walk. About a quiet, miserable walk lit only vaguely by the flames that reached into the sky. Aside from soft sobbing from her companions there was nothing but the overwhelming emotions going through her mind. Cinder was exhausted, so much so she couldn't even process the thoughts and feelings. She just wanted to lay down, to collapse into a heap and pretend this didn't happen.
But she knew even sleep would not erase this.

The cobbled path they walked earlier that day felt foreign beneath her aching paws. Last time they had been here they were bringing Rosko to his final resting place. Now they trod it in reverse, except they weren't bringing their companions home. Tomorrow, would they have to scour the ashes for their remains? Would they have to dig through the rubble and add more plots to that flowery hill? Cinder choked back her feelings and saliva as she took in a deep breath. I can't handle this right now. Maybe.. tomorrow would be better...

As they approached the Battle Castle the wiped Quilava tried to think of anything she could say, or anything she hadn't said already. The words didn't even formulate; she knew nothing would make this better right now. The light of the flames hardly reached their old shelter and it was Cinder's personal fire that lit the massive doors as she pushed them open. Pausing to sniff for the dangers the fire type instantly felt a sense of nostalgia. This place smelled the same.. it smelled okay. The wood, stone, and mud that filled it was there own and not the remnants of that blaze. There was no fresh scent of death, rot, or blood. No one had been here.

Blinking in the dark room Cinder could see nothing had changed and that was enough to put her at ease. Creeping inside she acknowledged the remaining berries from the morning but had no appetite for them. Her body ached and cried out for sleep, and she had not the strength to deny it any longer. Slogging her way to the spots they had slept before the Quilava collapsed in a miserable heap. Blood and ash still marred her pelt. They needed medical attention.. Should they have a watch, or shifts? Exhaustion was already pulling at her eyelids and she doubted the others were feeling much better. "Rest up. We'll need it for tomorrow." She sighed, closing her eyes to the dark, painful world.


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The Battle Castle | Night | (139)(70)

Save for the crackling blaze behind them, growing more distant with every step, the night was utterly still. Was it this peaceful while they were struggling for their lives?

What a cruel mockery.

Miyu shifted around with the movement of Rebel’s joints, keeping her eyes fixed on the blurry shapes on the passing ground. The silence hung over the group as they padded back towards the Castle, silence like a black hole they couldn’t escape.
The night was darker than she could remember it being before, or maybe it was exhaustion setting in… the smell of fire was heavy in the air but no alarming rot met her nose, no red glowing eyes watching from the distance.

The Castle was before them not a moment too soon. The fiery starter nudged the massive doors ajar and the duo followed her into the building.
Rebel was rife with unease at first. The Castle had been unguarded for some time…
The smell of death was absent from here as well… or was he just immune to it now? His eye wandered over to Cinder who seemed to have given the all-clear, prompting the Jolteon to relax and pad behind her deeper into their makeshift shelter. He trusted her senses a hell of a lot more than what remained of his.

Their sleeping quarters were completely untouched. Exactly like before, when they had all been here eating on their foraged berries. It was like a dream, so distant it was practically fiction.
The Jolteon lowered his body, his bones making several audible cracks as he did so, so that Miyu could easily drop to the floor. He then returned to the spot designated his and flopped lazily on the floor.
"Rest up. We'll need it for tomorrow." Cinder’s voice was finally the one to break the seemingly never ending silence.
Miyu took longer than average to settle, struggling find a position to accommodate her leg. When she did, the blackness of sleep was quick to envelop her. Something that usually never happened.
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The Battle Castle / The Battle Frontier | Night
Etincelle 118 | Melanie 124


Cinder didn't say anything else. No defense, no argument. Bitterness still bore from his eyes as he watched the Quilava turn and walk away. So that was it, they were done here? A silence fell among the group. Did they all feel the same way? Sparks from his staticy fur seemed to build with his frustration, but the further they walked he realized that he too was tired and had little strength left to fight. The gravely, cobble path was so familiar on his paws despite only walking it a couple times. Nostalgia ached in his heart as he recalled that same morning; he had fought with Mel on this path and drove a wedge between them. Now.. would he never have a chance to make up for that..?

They walked inside one after another. Etincelle stopped at the doorway and dared to look back at the other structure. Even from this distance the bright orange dot was noticeable and billowing smoke. Would it still be smouldering tomorrow...? Tearing his eyes away the small hound padded onward to the sleeping quarters. He recalled the halls he had patrolled with Rosko, the undead he had purged with the Houndoom.. How many more lives would this place claim? As the others settled Etincelle found himself sitting with a heavy hunch. Mel had almost died in this place. That was right, she was cared for by a Frosslass.. but now he couldn't even remember her name. Sinking to the floor Etin felt cold without Melanie's fur beside his. He had grown so accustomed to her presence in just a few shot days...
It took a long time for the electric type to succumb to slumber.


It was a struggle just to catch her breath. Melanie's chest heaved with each inhale and exhale as she forced herself to calm down. When had it become night? With no perception of time the large fox had no idea how long she had been laying there. The immediate panic started to fade and other fears found their way in; she was exposed. Angling her nose upward the Ninetales sniffed, searching for any sign or clues. The harsh scent of smoke and ash lingered everywhere, the crackle of the blaze sounding distant. How far had they traveled? Was this still the Battle Frontier? With another breath she confirmed to herself there was no scent of undead, of other Pokemon nearby, and the blood on her own pelt and Faux's had been masked with the mud. They were safe from that.. for now.

Moving her head down to Faux the big fox nudged her with her muzzle. Heat still pulsed from her pelt, and her flanks moved with each breath; she was alive. We can't stay here. Licking her nose and cheeks Mel tried to spur her into consciousness, but the Vulpix remained quiet. With a small sigh she grabbed at the older fox's scruff once more and made her way to shaky paws. One leg still would not bare weight but the rest moved with an immense effort. Listening carefully to the crackling and feeling for the direction of the wind Mel tried her hardest to pinpoint where the fire was relative to herself. That must be the Arcade. Taking one step at a time the fox made her way toward it. If she could get closer, if she could just get a bearings on her location, maybe she could find the others.
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The Battle Castle || Morning
Cinder 136 || Faux 102


Gentle light filtered into the Battle Castle, giving the space a soft ambiance. The air was cool, crisp, and intruding in a way that the sleeping Pokemon just wanted to curl up tighter and snuggle within her own warmth. It was too early, her brain would say, go back to sleep. But that wasn't an option for the Quilava. For the third day in a row Cinder shot awake, though this time she was not intruded by another. Her body tensed, paws smothering the floor as she woke from a nightmare in a cold sweat. Heart pounding, the fire type had forgotten where she was and who surrounded her. Her flames cracked to life instinctually before she recognized her friends and let the initial panic start to subside. Just a nightmare..

As her heartbeat settled back to a normal pace and her consciousness fully awakened Cinder was made fully aware of the pain that echoed throughout her. A hell of a fight. How had they survived that? The air was damp, much like the day before, but the thick smell of ash seemed to settle around them. With a question upon her lips Cinder turned to see if Faux was awake.. and was greeted by the grave reminder that the fox had not bedded down with them last night. The cold sweat seeped down to her bones as the reality of last night came back. Faux was gone, and the empty space just beyond confirmed Melanie was too. Cinder's heartbeat quickened once more; there was no shiny blue fur in that empty spot, or anywhere in the room. Everything last night was blurring together. Where was Etincelle? Had he escaped, she swore he did. Did he sleep elsewhere? Hadn't he come in here with them, in a safe huddle? ..Had grief driven him away during the night?

Swallowing back the fresh wave of guilt Cinder tried to remain calm. Memories of him yelling at her seemed real enough, so the Electrike was at least alive. Where ever he was he had gone himself, and she could only hope he was safe. Rolling properly onto her paws Cinder made a sluggish walk toward the foyer. It was a morning like this that killed Rosko, and the Quilava could not stop herself from glancing over her shoulder as she walked down the hall, albeit in the wrong direction of that event. As she made it to the front Cinder was reminded of the work they had put into this place. The remains of the berries Miyu had gotten were still there, and the repair work on the walls was dry and hardened now. All the rubble was picked up, and undead dealt with. They had all put so much work into this place.. and my greed made some of us not return to it.

Guilt tightened like a noose around her heart. I need air. Hobbling to the door the starter pushed it open and stood in the threshold. Outside, a mist had once again settled across the Battle Frontier. It made more a pleasant, cool breeze that blew across her fur, though soon the sunlight would burn it off. With a deep sigh Cinder tried to calm herself and mentally prepare for the work ahead in the day. For the retrieval they had to make. Dragging a paw down her face the weasel could feel the ash, dirt, and blood that clung to each strand of her fur. She hadn't really acknowledged it on the others but boy, they all needed a good wash. Tossing her head back Cinder saw the buckets with water and mud respectively. As much as she wanted to dunk her head in it and wash she knew it would be much much easier to use the spring itself, and that she should wait for the others to wake before heading out.
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The Battle Castle / The Battle Frontier | Night
Etincelle 119 | Melanie 124



It was a bad morning. Etincelle had been unable to sleep, rousing often and when he did manage to fade into unconscious nightmares plagued every moment. He got up before the others, when light had barely touched the sky, and sneaked away unseen. Anger still burned in his belly as he saw the Quilava and the wounds that littered them all, but he made no motion to act on it. In the silence of the dawn Etincelle had awkwardly padded away and made the journey back to the Battle Arcade. Or, what was left of it. The cold, damp dawn had left almost everything misted with a fine dew. His injured leg made climbing over and through the rubble difficult, but the further he got the drier it became until he could feel heat pulsing from inside. The place was still smoldering.

Etincelle sniffed at the debris, climbing through the ash and splinters for any trace of a familiar smell.  There was nothing. The wet soot smeared against his already foul fur, but he paid it little mind as he pushed small pieces of wood and stone aside. He had no idea how much time had ticked by but the sunlight had grown much stronger. Faint shadows were now cast, and the small hound could see no motion throughout the little bit of the heap he had managed to explore. An emptiness gnawed at his belly, and the pain in his leg made further exploration a terrible idea. Crawling out of the mess the Electrike shrunk upon realizing how little he had managed to look at, how his tunnel was hardly a dent in a whole world of debris. How he had no idea where to look and caught no fimiliar scents of any of the remaining Pokemon, or even any blood. There was just.. nothing..

Heartbreak choked him as the small Pokemon limped back to the others. Dragging each paw he barely took notice of how black his pelt was, and the gross smells that clung to him. Hopelessness was all that filled him, but with a heavy sigh he kept walking. The others would be awake, he knew, and didn't want to stress the innocent any further.
The walk back felt much longer than the one their, possibly due to the intense pain, but when he managed to get back Etincelle could see an unwelcome Pokemon in the threshold of their stay. He glared at her, saying nothing as he shouldered his way past to sit inside the building.
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Post by ShadowCharizard on Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:25 am

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Arry was extremely sad as he woke up. He was hungry and wanted a toy to keep him from sadness. In his thoughts, Mel was a mother in a way. The child went over to Miyu and laid next to her. The Aron still wanted the bars, but not until they find Mel. There was one question though that he wanted to ask. Who was it that they was burying yesterday. If it was a sign that the place they was at had a lot of hostility then they was in danger still. One thing was for sure, he wanted to keep Miyu safe. From Arry’s aspect, Miyu was his only friend he’s made since the monsters came around. The only problem is how is he going to protect her from the monsters? His only option was to ask the only undead in their party. Rebel was in a sense a fighter to sort to speak and likely Arry would need to learn from him to fight. There was only one problem, Rebel was electric and Arry was a Steel and Rock type so he’ll have to play a little differently.


Hunger did finally get the best of him and he got up to find some food. Arry didn’t have to look far as there was a little bit of metal to fill him up. “Food.” The Aron ran over to the metal and started eating. It was the metal that was extra delicious. The metal was a stainless steel which was even more tasty. With his stomach filled he returned to Miyu and he brought something with him. Though it wasn’t a toy it was stashed in the metal he found. “Miyu? I brought something nice for you. It has a clear stone on it and its hooked to a bunch of little metal hoops.” Though Arry didn’t know what it was, it was a little gift for Miyu. Once the sunlight beamed through the window the stone shined and the light bounced off making all sorts of different colors on the floor. “Oh pretty. It has many colors.” Arry said as he places it by Miyu and lays back down. Now all that was left was to wait to see what happens next. When everyone wakes up, they'll likely leave this horrible place. Hopefully Miyu was feeling better as well since those mean pokemon had hurt her. It was the only reason now to protect her incase that more of them show up.
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Post by Dandelion on Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:27 pm

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The Battle Castle || Morning
Cinder 137 || Faux 102


Staring out into the quiet morning was both a great and horrible idea. Her frayed nerves were given a chance to relax, but the calm also brought about reflection and acknowledgement of what they would be doing today. We can't make that rubble their burial site. Would Rosko mind sharing, or did they need to find another plot..? With a sigh Cinder forced her shoulders to sag and push the thoughts away. This was a precious moment and she was squandering it. A second sigh escaped her maw, and squeezing her eyes closed she opened them again with the pull of her paws. Suddenly, there was a shape forming in the mist. Dropping her paws slowly the Quilava stood tense, ready to attack whatever undead was heading this way, but was surprised to find it was Etincelle.

The small Pokemon was utterly filthy, limping worse than she recalled, and moving with eyes downcast. "Etin-!" She called out to him, voice quiet but loud enough to carry to him as the pup trod past her without a word. Though his head did not move she could see the daggers shooting from his pink gaze toward her, and felt them remain as he sat inside. Any questions she had wanted to ask seemed answered already; he was at the Arcade, it was a mess, they are with us anymore. Sinking into her stance Cinder let her own eyes land on the floor. "I'm sorry," she finally breathed before getting up and walking back toward their sleeping chambers.

Her paws seemed to drag even more so than before, dread becoming ever more real with each step. A shadow crossed the hall but thankfully Cinder recognized it as Arry returning to their nests. He's awake now. Maybe they all are. At least she wouldn't interrupt their nest with lack of news. Making it up to the threshold Cinder knocked twice on the wall to alert her presence before rounding the doorway. "Hey," she started awkwardly, having not planned out what she wanted to say, "morning."
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The Jolteon’s eyelids fluttered open, revealing a terribly murderous eye and an empty socket. His fight or flight instinct triggered in his semi-aware state and he sprung to his feet in alarm.
The sudden movement caused Miyu, who had previously been resting her head upon Rebel, to smack her head into the cold floor in a very rude awakening. Before she could question him, the Jolteon’s growls shushed and he began to settle back onto the floor, all signs of aggression nonexistent. “Sorry,” he grumbled, sounding akin to a drunken, angst-filled teen, “woke up a bit rattled…”
“It’s okay,” Miyu responded. The annoyed tone of her voice sounded like it was very not okay but regardless…

She shuffled into a sitting position, worried she may fall back asleep should she remain laying. A series of metallic clinks! drew the half-alert Eevee’s attention to her approaching Aron friend. “Miyu? I brought something nice for you. It has a clear stone on it and its hooked to a bunch of little metal hoops.”
She looked at the item before her, aweing as the bright morning sun cast over the stone and projected a small but clear rainbow.
”Oh pretty.” Arry marveled. “It has many colors.”
She nodded in response, smiling at the sight. “Yeah. It’s an entire rainbow.” Wasn’t there a saying about rainbows after storms?

“Thank you, Arry.” She dipped her head in appreciation and smiled warmly at her friend. “I’ll keep it forever.”

Rebel angled his nose ever so slightly to stare at the door, a quizzical look on his otherwise grumpy face. Zombs generally don’t knock…
Cinder appeared in the threshold, followed by a very disgruntled looking Etincelle. He silently shoved by her and Reb couldn’t help a quiet sigh out his nose.
"Hey," she greeted, though her voice expressed unease, "morning."

“Mornin’, Cin.” It was then he realized how similar morning was to mourning and for a brief moment his eye flicked to Etincelle then back to Cinder. He wanted to follow up with something but his mind couldn’t have been blanker unless he had been asked to name every Kanto Champion ever.
“Are you feeling okay today?” Miyu asked. She moved her head to look at Etincelle, hoping he would give an affirmation also but she knew he was far from okay. She imagined loss was hitting him the hardest, with Melanie being so dear to him - the kit wasn’t sure if she should hug him or give him space.
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The Battle Castle | Morning
Etincelle 120 | Melanie 124


Etincelle could feel his anger fizzling. It was hard to control, ready to dissipate as he had experienced the truth that Cinder was just as helpless as himself. But even with that knowledge he could not get his fur to lie flat. As she stepped past him whispering an,"I'm sorry," he could feel another choking way of heartbreak fill his being. Did she know..? Etincelle said nothing. Digging his claws into the floor he waited until the fire Pokemon disappeared from sight before walking the same direction to check on the others. Time, he swore to himself, was all he needed.

Padding slowly down the hallway Etincelle received wave after wave of memories. He had trod these halls with Rosko, the wind at his back and confidence in his strides. Now he was limping, heartbroken, and feeling like a shell of himself. How could things have changed so severely in the course of a day? With a rough swallow he tried to push the pain away, and shouldered past Cinder who once again thought it best to sit a doorway. As he had thought the others were awake, and he tried to make himself look a little less miserable for their sake. “Are you feeling okay today?” Miyu asked, perhaps noticing his effort though more than likely it was just her caring personality.

Etincelle blinked slowly, wondering how red his pink eyes looked after all the emotions that had poured out. How was he even supposed to respond..? His head shook side to side, eyes lingering on the floor as his sullen voice croaked out, "I went to the Arcade." He paused, recounting all the time he spent digging, the pain in his pads, and heat that still burned in the rubble. That couldn't have been the answer she wanted but the Electrike didn't know how to explain what he was feeling otherwise. "It's still burning." He choked on the thoughts, nearly gagging on his own saliva as he forced himself to say, "There's nothing we can do. T-that we c-could have done."
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Post by ShadowCharizard on Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:10 am

OoC)) Gonna have to skip. I've been feeling a bit ill today.
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The Battle Castle || Morning
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“Mornin’, Cin.”

Keeping a soft smile forcibly planted upon her face Cinder tried to think of what she wanted to say. They had all just awoken and knowing they were about to have a rough morning would not prove a fun conversation. The look in Etincelle's eyes said said the same, that the horrors of the day had yet to even start, and when Miyu gently checked in on him the starter decided to be quiet and wait her turn. But she had not expected him to say, "I went to the Arcade." The weight of his words was palpable as it crushed down on her chest. That's... where he went.. While they slept he was still searching for them, struggling alone in the dark with his injuries in desperation. A cold wash seemed to trickle down her spine as the grief of last night returned. "It's still burning." He continued with a great amount of effort. Still..? Even Flash Fire had limits.. "There's nothing we can do. T-that we c-could have done."

As Etin's voice finally broke Cinder had to look away. If he had given up..... It was difficult to even swallow at the thought. If its still burning we cant dig in. Her only plan was a recovery mission, but that was pointless now between the flames and hopelessness radiating from the small hound. Guilt still seemed to cloud Cinder's mind. If she had gone in last night, could she have done something? The tearful look to Etin's eyes told her the answer had not changed.
With a deep breath the Quilava tried to pull herself together. She was not about to cry again, not now, and had to rally her team somehow. "I'm sorry, Etincelle." She finally said, unable to remember if she had said it last night or if he heard her earlier. "Really, I am." She wanted to comfort him, to say something to ease his suffering, but she could think of nothing else to say.

But reminiscing in the grief about their lost friends would prove fruitless. Mel and Faux's lives mattered, and she wished she could express that right now, but Cinder also knew her present friends came first. She had already struggled to sleep from it and starting this new dawn with that would set the day up for failure. "We can't go back there then." She admitted with a shaky voice, and when Etincelle didn't protest she could tell he agreed. "Not yet at least." With her own pause she looked at the others and found her gaze once again lingered on Etincelle. His blue fur was practically black with soot, and the only real change in color was the blood that smothered his leg. "I don't know about you guys, but I gotta clean up fur. How does a bath sound?" Her lips seemed to smack with each word, her mouth drier than she remembered. "Plus we've all gotta be dehydrated after that. Water will do us good." A clean start was just what they needed.
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"I went to the Arcade." Etincelle’s defeated tone was a dreadful warning that whatever he had to report, it wasn’t going to be uplifting. "It's still burning." The Eevee, usually talkative and bubbly, fell silent with no words she could say expressing enough condolences for the hound’s loss. For all theirs. "There's nothing we can do. T-that we c-could have done."
“The Arcade was the result of a twisted mind with too much control,” the Jolteon mused. His voice was dripping with disgust, making an eerie voice even more unnerving. “Were we the only victims of…” He hushed himself, realizing how inappropriate the time was. Still, trouble lay so close to home. Had others been fighting and dying there as they went about their business practically next door? How many had died there?

"I'm sorry, Etincelle." Cinder offered the grieving hound. The siblings remained silent, respectfully giving the two Pokémon time for uninterrupted conversation. "Really, I am." The pair and a half of eyes fell onto Etincelle, both curiously gauging how their leader’s condolences were received. Both were hoping for a less bitter response versus last night, with in-group hostilities serving little more than to damage their morale further. The Quilava then backtracked to Etin’s earlier statement: "We can't go back there then." Hopefully the fires would smolder away and fade without incident. Rebel hadn’t paid particularly attention to the landscape and how resistant it would be to burning, but a wildfire would be incredibly bad news. "Not yet at least." Cinder finished. A moment of silence followed before she continued: "I don't know about you guys, but I gotta clean up fur. How does a bath sound?" Bathing hadn’t been at the forefront of either of their minds, but Cinder’s suggestion suddenly alerted Miyu to how filthy she actually was - she somehow hadn’t noticed, practically like it had suddenly just appeared on her pelt with the realization. Rebel, meanwhile, was accustomed to the filth that clung to his body and while not against a bath, he would likely need to find his own oasis. Certainly not the one Faux had defended so fiercely before, out of respect for what their fallen friend wanted to preserve."Plus we've all gotta be dehydrated after that. Water will do us good."

“That sounds nice,” the Eevee agreed as she awkwardly hobbled to her feet. “Rebel?”
“Maybe later,” he responded. A brief pause, then he hopped up in an apparent change of heart, “On second thought, I’ll join you.” The memories of the Arcade were still fresh in his mind.
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The Battle Castle | Morning
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Etincelle took in several deep breathes to steady himself and staunch the flow of tears that crept up on him. Rebel and Cinder tried to speak some words of comfort and though they did nothing for him he gave the slightest nod as an indication of thanks. He too needed to give an apology, to say that blame was not due to certain parties and clear the air, but when the words would not come he could only hope they knew. Now was the time to take back the things he had said but the raw pain would not let him. Rubbing his eyes clear Etin pulled himself together as Cinder said, "We can't go back there then." Though that came as no surprise it still stung, but instead of bickering he gave another nod. "I know." He breathed tensely, well aware that she was thinking of the good of those that remained. "I understand."

Despite knowing, accepting, and acknowledging that fact the Electrike still felt a crushing blow to himself when he finally agreed. So what now? Were they just to grieve? With no sense of closure Etincelle couldn't even get himself to do that. That had been their plan for today, right? So with nothing else... "I don't know about you guys, but I gotta clean up fur. How does a bath sound?" The Quilava's words seemed sudden, interrupting his volatile thoughts with an earnest suggestion. Though he knew his pelt was utterly filthy taking a quick glance at himself was shocking with how dark it had gotten. His bum leg was the worst of it all with the smears of blood, and the thought of washing all that ash and blood out by hand was enough to make his stomach churn.

"Plus we've all gotta be dehydrated after that. Water will do us good."

...Oh. Hadn't Mel worried for his health like that after that Umbreon ruined it all? His old burn was buried beneath the grime but the fox had nursed the wound so lovingly. Choking on his next breath Etin would have burst into tears again had the other Pokemon not responded. He didn't even catch their words as his mind started to scream. "Okay," he gasped, fighting the coming tears as he started out of the room, "Let's go." If they lingered here any longer he wouldn't be able to remain calm.
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Arry got up and stood by Miyu as the others was returning. Without a doubt there was that word. "I don't know about you guys, but I gotta clean up fur. How does a bath sound?" A bath sounds about good right now even though he was a little dirty from last night's events. Guess he'll have to find out who can give him a bath or if there's some water he can play in for a bit. "Plus we've all gotta be dehydrated after that. Water will do us good." Yay, he can drink water and play in it while getting clean. This was definitely a sign, but even then, the aron knew that it was better to be clean than covered with dirt. After all, its no fun playing with Miyu if he was dirty. Some happy little jumps came from him as he would love to play some bath time games that he had always played. “That sounds nice,” Seeing Miyu hobble onto her feet, he would need to keep some support ready for if she starts hurting from the pain. Truthfully he would take the injury for Miyu if he could, but bravery was not his strong suit. “Rebel?” Guess asking Rebel to train him to be brave and learn how to fight would be a start.

Bath time would be fun with Miyu to play as well. With that in mind it couldn't keep Arry down at all. In fact he was super excited. "Okay," Etin sounded sad from what his voice sounded like. If anything cheering him up would be a thing, but he's only a kid so it makes that a bit harder. "Let's go." A bit of sadness did wash over Arry thinking that another adult had died to keep him safe. Was this some sort of jinx he has on him? No he didn't want to think of it that way and he wouldn't. In this world now, the youth are fighting with inexperience while helping those with experience. Arry walked along with Miyu and Rebel so that way he would be by his only friend he has that's close to his age.

There was a time and place for everything, but now it was the time to ask. "Rebel, can you teach me how to fight? I wanna help more so that nobody else gets hurt." Arry asks Rebel. His determination was strong, but his mind wasn't. Even if he did train him, his mind would lock up due to his fears. However that's what training's for, to ease him away from fear and into being more brave. First though bath and play time with Miyu. How should they start a little play date? A question that would be on the edge of his mind. Guess asking her was the only way to know for sure. "When we take a bath, do you wanna play with me?" Arry asks Miyu with a happy voice. Nothing is going to ruin this play date. He did hope that the others did escape from that horrible place.
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Everyone seemed to be in some sort of agreement, or at least enough not to protest. With a relieved nod Cinder turned and started to head out. Etincelle had taken the lead but his limp quickly allowed for her to overtake him. The awkward steps were a reminder of what had to come next, and a weight sat like a stone in her belly. We need medical care... Hopefully there were more berries they could gather, but something was telling her that wouldn't be enough. How was she supposed to care for her group..? With a harsh swallow Cinder pushed the fears away. Right now, they just had to focus on cleaning themselves and their wounds.
Ignoring the stony pathways for the plush grass Cinder headed straight for the overgrown pond Faux had found before. To think it would now serve them again but for a much different reason and atmosphere. Faux had been so proud, so protective.. the Quilava couldnt resist the sigh knowing what they were about to do to it.


It was cold. Everything was just so cold... Her muscles ached, and every shiver that ran through them was a stiff pain. Why was it so cold? Was that airflow, a breeze? Her conscious didn't know what to make of the sensation but Faux forced herself not to let go of it. Her eyes struggled to open as they felt near plastered together, and moving a paw rub them brought both a squelch and a new pain. Faux fought, flinching from the pain but using the force to her aid as her eyes finally opened. Everything was blurry, the light unusual, but the first thing to focus in was the mud and dirt slathered across her limbs. I'm alive. Everything felt so fuzzy and off. What happened? It was painful to even recall..

With a labored breath in the fox gagged, choking and hacking up mouthfuls of dirt. The tunnel. Yes, that was it- she had been trapped in the underground with Mel. Where, where was she? Trying to stand the Vulpix's limbs shook with effort. She was practically stuck to the ground, a harsh suction keeping her in place that she could now see was mud. Shaking her head and continuing to cough the fox started to panic. What happened, where was she?! Finally a forepaw sucked free of the mud, and flicking it around Faux could feel all toes in place. Thrusting her head around she slowly started to recall this place. The overgrown plants, the thick smell of flora, and the cold, cold water that lapped lazily at her hindquarters. The.. pond?

How? Everything seemed to blank out in her mind. Turning her head all the way around Faux could see her entire back-end was soaked from laying in the water, but at least it was together. More so, Mel was there! The larger fox was sprawled just beyond her, similarly coated in mud and looking unwell. "Mel? Mel wake up!" She called out, barely able to reach the other fox with one of her paws. She still felt too weak to stand, and could barely put any pressure into her prod. How had they made it here...?

"Faux?! Faux! Mel! Mel!! Guys, they're here-- they made it!"

The ever familiar voice came shouting very suddenly. Faux could see the weasel barrelling forward, and before she could even get a word out she was upon them and bluthering further. "You-u.. y-you guys made it..! Legends I-- I thought.. I thought you didn't g-get out." Faux's eyes were wide, blinking slowly as she tried not to get overwhelmed by the other fire types emotional state. "Legends... look at you. Look at you both." The fox still hadn't spoken but Cinder was already pulling her forward and out of the freezing water. "Gods, how? Tell me. Please. What happened? How did you guys.." She voice stopped short, unable to finish as she choked and sniffed on the tears and were now freely flowing from her eyes.

Faux could only blink as she struggled to keep up with the Quilava. "I.. I dont know." She choked out, feeling more dirt lining more gums. She spat it out, coughing as she tried to regain her breath. "It's all a blur. I must have blacked out." They were in the tunnel, but that was all she could recall. "It must have been Mel's doing."
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The kit hobbled awkwardly alongside the group, trudging back out into the diseased world for hopefully a better day. She grimaced as walking was again a hassle that allowed pessimism to creep into her mind. Arry’s metallic footsteps caught her ears and she immediately forced away the negativity, giving an ingenuine but convincing enough smile. "Rebel, can you teach me how to fight? I wanna help more so that nobody else gets hurt."

Rebel tilted his head in bewilderment at the child’s proposal, but quickly nodded in agreement. “Sure, kiddo,” he confirmed, “you gotta promise to protect Miyu if I’m ever not around.”
“Hey!” She spat, glaring as intimidatingly as a crippled ball of floof could. “Don’t treat me like a baby, brother, I’m an apocalyptic veteran too.”
He shrugged dismissively, further fueling the fire.

"When we take a bath, do you wanna play with me?" The upbeat tone of her Steel- playmate distracted her from the petty ire that was smoldering. Miyu mulled over the question, taking her condition into account before making any promises. “Yeah, that sounds nice,” she answered earnestly, “I might not be able to do much though.”

Their path was leading to the post-apocalyptic gem of the battle frontier— the oasis from before everything went terrible. The grass was a blessing on their raw pads, the plush coolness nothing short of a gift when the concrete had been torturous.
The duo’s attention shot to Cinder as the Quilava rushed with unknown purpose ahead of them all. Alarm took over as a post-traumatic response and they followed behind as backup for their leader.

"Faux?! Faux! Mel! Mel!! Guys, they're here-- they made it!"

It took seeing the two foxes for it to fully register in their mind what they had heard. True to Cinder’s word, the shapes of their presumed-fallen friends became obvious the closer they got— they lay near the destination oasis, looking worse for the wear but Faux was moving!
Cinder screeched to a halt before them and talked enough to make up for any lost time. "You-u.. y-you guys made it..! Legends I-- I thought.. I thought you didn't g-get out." The Vulpix was silent, but in her defense, most Pokémon probably would’ve been too. "Legends... look at you. Look at you both." She didn’t hesitate to begin fishing the Vulpix out of the water, meanwhile the siblings were too flabbergasted to make a move. "Gods, how? Tell me. Please. What happened? How did you guys.." The sentence ended short with emotion overcoming the tearful Fire-type.

"I.. I dont know." Faux finally spoke, quickly followed by a harsh hacking fit. "It's all a blur. I must have blacked out." Their eyes moved to the Ninetales, almost predicting Faux’s next sentence. "It must have been Mel's doing."

“Damn, Mel is a badass…” Rebel commented under his breath.
The Eevee shushed her sniffling long enough to force out a single question: “You two aren’t hurt, are you?!”
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Melanie couldn't recall when she had fallen asleep. The dark of night was endless, the cold of the wind working against her wet fur and wounds made everything so difficult. Faux never woke up, and any sense of direction she tried to claim was lost with all the factors working against her. Where were they now, what was this place? The sound of water and splashing brought the dryness of her throat to the front of her mind. Boy, she needed a drink.. "Mel? Mel wake up!" A familiar voice broke through her fog, and the big fox's ears twitched. "Faux..?" She wheezed, struggling to make sense of those few short words. "You're awake.." Thank the legends.

Taking in a deep breathe Mel sniffed for anything unwanted. Though the faint metallic ting of dried blood reached her nose and the smuttering of ash seemed to of reached all the primary smell was that of water and mud. Had she brought them here..? The icy chill of water had seeped deep into her pelt. A pond..? Moving her stiff neck over the fox didn't even consider otherwise as she gulped several thirsty mouthfuls. Somehow, somehow she had managed to find them some safety.

Just as the fox wanted to drift back into her sleepy daze more voice appeared, screaming and crying out with excitement. The Ninetales knew them to be her friends, the sobbing sounds bringing her nothing but peace to know Faux found them for her, but one voice reached her ears the loudest. "Melanie?! Melanie! Mel!" Etincelle. A warmth returned to her frozen body at the drumming of paws and the crash of his sweet smelling fur against hers. Pain shot up her forelegs, a reminder of the previous night, but she ignored it for the affection of Etin brushing against her maw. "T-thank the legends... I thought I had lost you.." His short tail thumped the ground nearly as fast as his bursting heart was beating. Pressing her cheek to his Mel said nothing. No words were needed. After everything in the Arcade.. she just wanted this moment to be as it was. Etincelle fell into much of the same, joyful whimpers and sniffs replacing any words that needn't be spoken.

When the 'how' came up Mel hoped Faux would fill them all in, but it seemed she was just as lost as she was. "It must have been Mel's doing." She passed the credit off humbly but Mel shook her head to refuse it. "When I couldn't keep digging the tunnel you did, Faux." She paused, realizing how tired she still was. "When I got to the surface I just kept walking. I don't even remember getting here." She had been striding through the darkness but that's all she could recall. Exaustion must have stopped her. “Damn, Mel is a badass…” One could easily say Faux was the hero. She laid out the plans and continued when she fell apart. Everything I did was blind luck. Had an undead showed up, or a hole, they likely wouldn't be here. Still, the praise warmed her a little more.

“You two aren’t hurt, are you?!”

Melanie rolled her head to the side, and though it was still firmly pressed against Etincelle's forehead her nose pointed itself in the Eevee's direction. "My leg is broken." The words came out on a sad sigh and Etincelle gave a mortified yelp as he moved to the side of the hurt limb. The whole thing was a blurry mess now but Mel knew what could have been a sprain or bruise was worsened by her hasty digging and frantic walking. "Gods-! Sorry-" Etin gasped, concern welling in his pink eyes as he examined the leg. It was swollen and clearly messed up now that he was looking. He had thought its warmth was just her natural heat but now he knew it to be inflammation. After all that dirt and laying in water.. what if it got infected?! "Screw the bath- we need to find medical supplies!"
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When Miyu said yes it made Arry happy, but there was that consideration that he had to keep in mind especially from that horrible night. “I might not be able to do much though.” Seeing she was still hurt from that night, he had his answer for Rebel. "I'll help her as much as I can. I promise." Now that he said that he'll have to think of something that would likely be safe for Miyu. Oh they could do an old classic water game. Splash each other with water. It was always fun bath game and a pool game which was a past time favorite. The water was very gentle as it could be. All the dirt and things that was stuck in their fur or in Arry's case his tough body would be washed clean of any of that filthy stuff. Still, Arry would likely have to clean himself which is a tough task. If only Mel was around to help with that, but even then he couldn't help but fear that she died.

Etin's voice shouting for Mel in excitement and relief had then caught his attention. Looks like his fear is no longer needed. "Mel! Yay, your here!" Arry shouts in happiness. This was a happy day indeed. Looks like they're all together again. He could understand why Amber didn't stay, but now that they're together again, they can have fun and make it through this tough time. “You two aren’t hurt, are you?!” Miyu asked them, but the response though had made Arry worried. "My leg is broken." She's hurt and right now a bath wasn't needed right away. There should be medicine somewhere, but who knows where that could be. The last time was a stroke of luck, but this time wasn't that easy. There was no easy way to say this, but they'd have to look for any berries if there's any that isn't rotted or is just sprouting.

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Cinder couldn't believe what she was hearing, let alone what she was seeing. They were here, they were alive! Her paws trembled, unable to contain her emotions as she tried to remain quiet and let the others speak. It seemed like they both had empty spots in their memory? It had to of been an intense struggle. Mel's tunnel saved them from the blaze, and Faux's perseverance keep them going to safety from the fall? Truly it was a miracle they were both alive.

Faux shuffled her paws awkwardly, the soft ground threatening to make her stumble. She was humble, and rejected the idea of it being her that saved them. She shook her head, and found some peace in Rebel's comment of, “Damn, Mel is a badass…” Cinder jumped forward, placing a paw on each fox as she barked out, "Damn right. A couple of badasses even." Her teeth flashed in a grin, earnest joy filling her heart. Finally... finally something good was happening to them.

“You two aren’t hurt, are you?!”

...She didn't even think to ask such an important question. They both looked like hell, sure, but serious injuries could be hidden beneath that grime. Faux wheezed, quickly reminded of her cracked ribs and injured leg, but she remained stoic as she spoke. "Nothing I haven't been through before." Pain was something she could manage, but the larger fox.. "My leg is broken." That's right. The fuzzy memories of Mel's hobbling steps and hesitation to dig, and the tunnel stopping when the pain got too great. And she walked all night on that. The fox deserved that title of badass. Cinder backed away, allowing the fox's room to breathe as she looked on with worry. Etincelle jumped away, taking the news hard as he carefully picked himself off her injuries leg. "Screw the bath- we need to find medical supplies!"

Faux was taken aback by the vigor in his voice, but even more so by the stark contrast in objectives. "A bath?" She chuffed while rolling her head toward Cinder. Her voice lighter than before as humor edged her tone. "That was the best you could think of?" With a grimace of guilt Cinder could not meet her gaze. "I thought, I don't know, it could lift our spirits before we hunt for remedies." The Quilava looked ashamed, but Faux just gave her a light shove with one paw approvingly. "Not a bad idea." With a deep breath in the fox stood on her weary paws. Her muscles her stiff, achy, and cold. Looking into the waters surface the fox could finally see just how rough she looked, and it just about matched the others. Mud had dried across her entire body and added extra weight she was not used to, and the thought of a bathe was ever more pleasant sounding.

She paused, feeling out her injuries and looking carefully at the angel of Mel's leg. "Etincelle," she started, making sure to keep her voice calm. "Panicking will not help anything." If Mel truly walked on that leg all night the damage was already done, and waiting out a bath would not harm it more. "Mel does need care- we all do- but cleanliness is an important part of preventing infection and we can do that right here and now." Staring directly into his eyes the fox made sure he could not ignore her. "Wouldn't it be best to help clean Melanie's wounds rather than letting them fester, and putting her back on that leg?"

She kept the tension between their gazes, ready to make her 'captain' status known, when a splash broke the connection. Flipping her head around Faux could see the Quilava had charged into the pond and was already rubbing the soot off her fur. Cinder was grinning, and couldn't help but laugh as she said, "C'mon, you know you want to!"
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"Nothing I haven't been through before." There it was! That detached tone neither in the duo knew they would miss hearing oh-so much until they couldn’t anymore. The Vulpix’s matter-of-fact speech was more than welcomed as rejoice for one good event became infectious.
The moment grew less joyous in an instant. "My leg is broken." Somber. The only sounds were of Etin’s panic, meanwhile the others remained quiet and fixed on the Ninetales’ announcement. "Screw the bath- we need to find medical supplies!" The Electrike fretted, bounding away from his companion’s side.

"A bath?" Faux repeated. Her words carried an almost comedic tone, eyes falling onto Cinder. "That was the best you could think of?" How embarrassing… to get called out like that. Rebel’s best efforts weren’t to survive last night— no, he just learned it took a hell of a lot more willpower not to outwardly chuckle at the scene. Actually, no…
"I thought, I don't know, it could lift our spirits before we hunt for remedies." The Quilava was more than clearly a bit embarrassed with the topic. Feeling pretty bad for her dear friend, Miyu blurted out in awkward defense: “I agreed! I think we should get bubbles too! Bubbles always help...” She trailed off, realizing all too late she should’ve just not spoken at all. Rebel, on the other hand, lost the fight to contain his snickering and caught one mean glare from the tiny puff of fur, inevitably making his laughing louder.

"Not a bad idea." Faux gave the Fire-type a light, playful shove with a paw as she commended her.
“She meant the bath, not your idea, Miyu,” Rebel confirmed to his sibling, successfully pissing her off further. “Your idea sucked.” Miyu scowled at the comment but only briefly. Laughter took over shortly after and she couldn’t have been angry if she tried.

"Etincelle," Faux addressed the said hound and his continuing hysterics, "Panicking will not help anything. Mel does need care- we all do- but cleanliness is an important part of preventing infection and we can do that right here and now." He would never admit it, but Rebel really did admire the Vulpix’s cool, calm approach to these things. "Wouldn't it be best to help clean Melanie's wounds rather than letting them fester, and putting her back on that leg?" The silence was heavy but in a more awkward sense than stressful. And with one giant splash, that silence was replaced with Cinder’s mischief once again as she waded the pond, scrubbing away the filth from the night before with the devil’s own grin on her face. "C'mon, you know you want to!"

Rebel gave a toothy yawn and lay flat on his side in the sun. “I’m opting out for obvious reasons. But if you want to splash me—“
Miyu cannonballed into the water, shrieking something along the lines of ‘cowabunga’ before hitting the water all too soon and being tragically cut off. Her plop was just well placed enough to get the Jolteon’s head drenched and he stared, dismayed. “I was going to say feel free, but now I just feel taken advantage of…”

She floated around the pond, repeating ‘ow’ and it’s variants at the pain in her leg but boy howdy was it worth it!
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"Etincelle," Faux started with that calm demenor of hers. Was she really going to defend this? She couldn't even remember the past couple hours from the hell they'd been through but she'd rather bathe than tend to obvious wounds? "Come on, you both look like hell." He barked quickly, trying to interrrupt the fox. "You can't possibly agree with this." Faux was supposed to be the wise one, the good decision maker. Had the trauma affected her brain? "Panicking will not help anything." Etincelle clenched his teeth, ready to fight back, but he could say nothing as he stared into her eyes. He could hear the blood pumping in his ears and feel the beat in his chest. He'd never win an argument with Faux if he wasn't calm..

"Mel does need care- we all do- but cleanliness is an important part of preventing infection and we can do that right here and now." "But this is our drinking water!" He argued despite being full ready to put himself in it. "Wouldn't it be best to help clean Melanie's wounds rather than letting them fester, and putting her back on that leg?" The Electrike held her stare sternly. Why, why was she okay with this? Why wouldn't anyone help him..? "Etin," Mel whispered, her gentle voice trying to pull his focus away, but the hound held on until a splash forced the tension to break.

"C'mon, you know you want to!" It was like the air had finally taken a breath and Melanie felt the stiffness fade from Etin's fur. "Could you help me Etin?" She asked lightly, nudging with her paw. The tiny hound stepped further away from the water, a deep frown on his maw. For a few seconds Melanie thought he would continue the fight, but then he turned around and stepped to guide with her light touched. "Step here, and here, but be careful; its soft." Though her limbs shook the Ninetales managed to stand and with the utmost care eased part of herself into the water. A second splash sent droplets flying, and though she could not see the culprit she had her suspicions. Balancing herself carefully on three legs the fox flicked her tails across the waters surface and sent a small wave of water toward her keeper. He yelped, surprised, before sending a wave back. Finally, finally everything felt alright again, and the fox started to wash the reminders of yesterday from her pelt.
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Miyu's splash was enough to tell Cinder things would be alright. The Quilava even managed a laugh, fully glad for the break in tension and cheeriness from her friend. The wave of water that was sent flying was just a bonus as splashed down on top of Rebel. “I was going to say feel free, but now I just feel taken advantage of…” "You offered~" Cinder teased, hoping to bring a smile back to his face as she cupped her paws and tossed another wave his way. Thankfully, between the two of them the stress of the situation seemed to have melted away. Etin had calmed himself with the task of helping Mel, and Miyu wouldn't even let pain stop her from having fun. It was a temporary peace, but by the gods Cinder would take it.

Now, she hadn't really planned to completely soak herself within the water, but the feeling was way more pleasant than she was expecting. The water was cool and soothing against her hot, irritated wounds, and each slow stroke of her paw released more and more ash from her coat. Moving closer to the edge of the pool Cinder worked her way slowly through her coat. When was the last time she had really bathed like this? The last time she had taken a moment for herself? It felt so surreal- they had almost died after all. "This is nice," she said softly, pleased with the shine her fur was already taking on. Charging back into the water she dipped in enough to give herself a full rinse. "I can't recall feeling so clean."


Between the splashes and ripples Faux glanced at her reflection. She knew she was filthy, that much was obvious, but she couldn't even see her white markings beneath the mud. Unlike the others she kept her distance from the center of the water and started with her extremities. As her white paw started to reemerge the Vulpix would work to pull the mud from the rest of her fur with the clean surface. "A water type would make this a lot easier." She mused to herself, but while it would trivialize the bath she knew Cinder was right; this was rather relaxing.

Clawing mud from her ears and picking it from her claws the small fox looked on as the water changed from a deep blue to a murky, creamy brown. Her pelt prickled knowing this was their only source of nearby water, but she let it go. It was too late to stop and the water would settle down again soon enough. But it wasn't thirst that was working at her mind. The gnawing feeling from inside would have been audible is not for all the sloshing of water. "Did you return to the Battle Castle? Did we have any berries left?"
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"You offered~"

Rebel’s mock dramatics ebbed away, the theatrical facade washed from him on the wave of water the mischievous Cinder threw his way. His jaw hung open as the water flew at him and as a result, he humorously spit a small stream of water straight up as he lay flat on his back.
“He learned Water Gun!” Miyu announced as she floated around the pond. Her fluffy fur hasn’t yet become fully wet and as such, had a buoy effect in the water. Her tiny body ricocheted off the edges of the oasis like the colorful symbol in those computer… saver screens? No… green screen? No, not that either… screensaver? She couldn’t remember. It had been such a long time since the computer shop incident with Rebel and the Lopunny.

Rebel twisted and contorted his back into the wet grass, an extremely makeshift bath and coat brushing in one. It wasn’t ideal but he preferred this over the risk of tainting their water supply.
Meanwhile Miyu had finally become waterlogged and was now having to doggypaddle around the oasis.
"This is nice," Cinder commented, "I can't recall feeling so clean."
Rebel couldn’t relate, and it bothered him. He had made many efforts to clean himself up but even with a spotlessly clean pelt, the stench of death and the disgusting feeling of his own body rotting away was everpresent. He had forgotten what clean felt like and it bothered him on a deeper level than he would admit. Fire… When his eye was plucked from his skull, all he wanted was the cleansing power of fire washing over his reanimated body. How he longed to finally feel warmth again as fire melted away all the impurity.

“I’d make a great Vaporeon!!”

You stopped me.

"Did you return to the Battle Castle? Did we have any berries left?" Faux asked.
Miyu hummed, gurgling a small amount of water in the back of her throat. “We do, but I don’t know if they’ll be sufficient for treating injuries along with feeding everyone…” She paddled to the bank and let out an audible [i]whew![/color] from her practically marathon swim. She began pawing insistently at her fur so she too was cleansed of the remnants of their battle. “I can go on a foraging trip if needbe.”
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Outside the Battle Castle | Morning
Etincelle 124 | Melanie 127


As the water dripped across his fur so did some of the stress from Etincelle's body. This was okay, he shrugged, though it still felt like an unnecessary speed bump. The water helped bring the pressure off his sore leg, reducing the pain and allowing him to stand and move more freely. Still, his muscles remained tense, mind focused on cleaning Mel's pelt before his own. Even as the others Horsea'd around he refused to be distracted by it and settled on taking deep, calming breaths.

All his instincts told him to wash, to bathe the fur before him with short strokes of his tongue, but the Electrike knew that before he made it through even a fourth of her pelt he'd be sick off the ash. Instead he ran his nose along her fur, checking for mats and things trapped beneath the hairs while he used his pads to work them out. As he brushed down her lifted leg he could feel the hot bump that jutted from within. Could they fix that..? Again he feared this entire endeavor was little more than a waste of time, but he pushed those feelings aside to drip more water along the Ninetale's thick neck fur.


“We do, but I don’t know if they’ll be sufficient for treating injuries along with feeding everyone…” Miyu's berries. It felt like a lifetime ago the team had sat down for that meal. Her paws ached as she recalled the battle with those grass types, and the flames that threatened to consume them. Had it not been for those berries her pads may not have healed. Not that they are in good shape now. Thinking back, she knew Miyu was right and doubted they'd have many left. Hunger had not been something on the forefront of her mind but she was willing to go without if the others needed what they had to heal.

“I can go on a foraging trip if need be.” The offer was so sweet, truly going beyond when they were all down, but the fox felt pain within her own smile. "Are you fit to travel?" Melanie asked with earnest concern. She knew the kit was perfectly capable, she had done that job before with flying colors, but she worried about her straining her injuries. While Melanie didn't know the Eevee's extent of damage her quips of pain around the pool were enough to say something had been harmed. "Don't rush it if your wounds wont allow it."

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