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(ELITE) The SINJOH Team

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Re: (ELITE) The SINJOH Team

Post by Starbits on Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:59 pm

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"My collar. It was just like yours when I was small..." Prince tilted his head, the other boy's words making him ever more confused. He could see why Anubis would be sad at the memory of what once was, but... did they happen to have the same collar or something? He couldn't think of why it would remind Anubis of his. "I fought so hard to stay like I was that Mother bought it for me to make the pain go away. I never wanted to evolve... But I had to. Only it didn't matter... did it? She died anyway."

Prince's eyes widened.

"W-wait- evolve? What- what does this-" he gave the collar a tug- "have to do with evolving?"


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"W-wait- evolve? What- what does this have to do with evolving?" Anubis looked at Prince in confusion as he pulled helplessly against the material of his collar, the stone embedded within glinting in the soft light lingering in the cabin. He reached out with one paw and rest it against the fairy's significantly smaller hand to try and still him before answering, his eyes open for once as he studied the Ralts.

"It's not the collar itself," he replied slowly. "It's the stone. Mother called it an...Everstone? It's supposed to suppress the power of evolution. Like how a Fire Stone evolves some the Everstone...stops it. It keeps you small... which is what I wanted. I never wanted to be big..."
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Post by Starbits on Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:33 pm

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"It's not the collar itself," Anubis explained. "It's the stone. Mother called it an... Everstone?"

His heart dropped like a rock.

"It's supposed to suppress the power of evolution," he went on, his words rolling over Prince like a wave. "Like how a Fire Stone evolves some the Everstone... stops it. It keeps you small... which is what I wanted. I never wanted to be big..."

"Wait," he whispered, reeling. If he had been standing he would have fallen. Or at least sunk to the floor. "W-wait- wait- n-no that-"

His breath shuddered as he digested what he had just heard.

Emotion was not long in following.

It was a cocktail that welled up inside him: anguish, grief, rage. So much rage. It far surpassed even the anger he'd felt earlier the previous day in its intensity and perhaps if he had been in a slightly better state of mind he may have been horrified by it, but as it was, he welcomed allowing himself to feel his feelings-- feelings that were, for once, fully his own. His face contorted and he ripped the collar off his head, turning slightly in Gold's arms and chucking it across the room with a howling sound that he saw, out of the corner of his eye, made Azelf jump.

"He abandoned me for something that was his fault!?" He pointed a finger at the collar as if it were Jamie himself. "I can't believe you! You let me fall behind the rest of the team by giving me something specifically designed to keep me weak, and then when I was so weak compared to everyone else on the team that I humiliated myself you left me behind!? How could you!? I thought you l-loved-

The rage took a backseat as his hand lowered, face going slack. He turned tearful eyes to first Azelf, and then to Anubis.

"I th-thought he loved me," he whispered, and then buried his face in his hands and wailed as the dam shattered.[/color]


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Post by Phoenix on Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:46 pm

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"Wait."

"W-wait- wait- n-no that-"

Anubis had had several breakdowns over the course of the last few years and knew what was coming as soon as he heard it in Prince's trembling voice. Anubis had to suppress his own aura sense just to keep from becoming overwhelmed by the aura such a tiny creature could manifest when he was finally in tune with his own emotions and not suffering from the effects of others. The collar he so admired was tossed across the room like so much junk causing his heart to ache just a bit until Prince's rant reached his ears.


"He abandoned me for something that was his fault!?" I can't believe you! You let me fall behind the rest of the team by giving me something specifically designed to keep me weak, and then when I was so weak compared to everyone else on the team that I humiliated myself you left me behind!? How could you!? I thought you l-loved-

Part of suppressing his own powers meant that for once his eyes were wide open leaving him free to see the devastation in the small fairy's eyes. It crushed him to see someone so helpless in the wake of their own pain, echoing his own with such finality that it was almost as if it was his. "I th-thought he loved me," Prince whispered hollowly, looking at Anubis like there was an answer to be had. There was none. It hurt that there was none.

Without any words that could soothe the Ralts he did the next best thing he could. Gingerly plucking the fairy from Gold's arms he held him close to his chest, letting his smaller head fall in the cleft of Anubis's collarbone so he could rest his own head atop the Ralt's wilted horn. Nuzzling him gently he began to hum lowly a lullaby Mother used to sing to him when he was still a hatchling. He didn't know what good it would do but it was better than sitting off to the side waiting for his pain to burn out. Anubis knew from experience it never truly burned out. It just smothered for a while until another fan came along to rekindle the flame.
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Post by Starbits on Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:12 pm

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Gold offered no resistance when Anubis stepped forward to scoop him into his arms. Azelf didn't protest, though Prince saw him start to float over and then stop, watching both of them with something that was anguish and pain and pity. There was a dull burn that fired up that he knew was anger, but given that he felt it himself, he was unsure whether or not it was all his or part someone else's.

The human let Anubis take him, maybe understanding that Anubis and Prince both needed this connection-- Prince wouldn't put it past Gold. He had a way of understanding emotions. And Prince was too wrapped up in struggling with the enormity of what he'd just understood to bother thinking on it long, anyway.

Jamie had sabotaged him. Purposely. To get rid of him. The nuances of this plan weren't anything he could try to figure out just yet, but there was no other explaination for it. He remembered the thing he wore around his neck over the collar before finding the wooden bead bracelet--another bead bracelet, though plastic, and gifted by Jamie as well--and realized with a wail that Jamie had even tried to figure out his way around his parents noticing the everstone.

His parting gift to Prince hadn't been out of love, or an apology for having to leave for awhile. It was a calculated move to keep his Pokemon Trainer father from seeing the collar.

Anubis cuddled and rocked him, beginning to quietly hum something that sounded like a lullaby. At last Azelf moved, though he didn't make any attempt to take the boy from the canine, instead settling around Anubis's other shoulder to offer silent support.

Anubis was correct in his accessment. There was nothing to be done but to wait it out. The good news was that after so strong an outburst of emotion, Prince was tired quickly. It was a short cry that he had on Anubis's shoulder, but it felt like hours to him, and when he was done, he looked with exhaustion up at his new friend.

"Sorry," he whispered. "B-but- thanks for- all this..."


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Anubis rocked and held Prince all through his tears until the smaller boy had finally run out of them, aching that his simple observation had caused such a reaction from the little fairy. In truth he knew that there was no way he could have known Prince didn't know what he carried around his neck but it still plagued him with guilt just the same. "Sorry," came Prince's soft whisper, his voice cracking from the effort of his sobs. "B-but- thanks for- all this..."

Nodding Anubis lifted him away from his chest so they could look each other in the eyes, his gaze studying the smaller male carefully. "If....If it hurts.... I'm here. I understand...." Lexa watched as her charge found a way to connect with someone for the first time in a long time. The last one she knew he had bonded with vanished during their escape from Fortree and ever since he had simply closed himself off. She was so nervous about breaking whatever fragile stability he had found that she couldn't even speak. Instead she moved over to where Prince had thrown the collar and picked up the small trinket, clutching it in her claws so it wouldn't be noticed and trigger another fit.

Making her way back to Azelf's side she cleared her throat behind the Legend and waited for him to acknowledge her. "Given the time," she began softly, not wanting to disturb the others in case they were still likely to become upset. "I don't know if we will make it back out of the ruins before nightfall. If we move now we might just make it but... It's up to you. More or less you are the one leading us now to this farm of yours. Though I don't relish the idea of being caught outside after dark."
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Post by Azelf on Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:36 am

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"If... If it hurts... I'm here. I understand..." Azelf maintained his silence in the face of Prince connecting with someone else--someone else his own age, even--but he had to admit it wasn't easy. It was nearly unconscionable that he should remain silent when his charge was so upset, but this was important. As far as he knew, Prince had no other friends. Not before or after him.

Prince nodded and curled up into him with a little nod, relaxing a little. Azelf floated back a bit to let them have their space, turning his head at quiet footsteps behind him. It was Lexa.

"Given the time," she started, her voice soft to avoid catching the attention of the two boys still trying to fully settle down. "I don't know if we will make it back out of the ruins before nightfall. If we move now we might just make it but... It's up to you. More or less you are the one leading us now to this farm of yours. Though I don't relish the idea of being caught outside after dark."

The leader. He felt a shudder of fear run through him. But she was right. And therefore the path forward was clear.

"You're right. It'd be a bad idea to leave now. The waves of the dead may have calmed down the past couple years but some of them still out there are... powerful. It's safer to stay here and wait until dawn."

A few hours later, as they got ready for sleep, Prince came over to him, curling up alongside him as Azelf settled down. The Legend threw an arm around him, hoping that by the light of day, things would look a little less heavy.

At least, he reflected, he wasn't alone. Lexa was a good person to ask for advice and was older than the boys. The notion that he wouldn't have to figure everything out all by himself this time soothed him like a blanket, and with a soft sigh, he closed his eyes, letting sleep steal him.

Tomorrow would be better.


(And with that, Sinjoh is officially over! We did it, guys!)


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