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(ACE) The PALLET Team

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Re: (ACE) The PALLET Team

Post by Starbits on Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:00 pm

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"That sounds great," Akamu said, Oliver blushing as a shy, but genuinely pleased smile fought for space on his face as some small, still self conscious piece of him tried to force it down. "And we know a little about farming, but while we wouldn't mind helping you out Kaleo and I can't stay long enough to reap the benefits. We've got someone to find and can't afford to lose time." Though his heart sank a bit--these two were really nice!--yeah, it made sense. They had Jesse to find, after all.

If he had even a single lead on Anne, he'd be moving on, too.

"At best we could stay one more day."

"Good idea, Oliver." Two compliments? Oliver's face grew hotter and he twisted his scarf in his hands with a soft whisper of thanks, head ducked and trying not to smile too much.

"We will apreciate all the help you can give, and thank you for stopping long enough to help." She paused for a moment, Oliver peeking up just in time to see her antennae twitch. "Let's see if there's any bushes in town before we try the woods. Which direction did everyone come from and did you see much of the area before getting here?"

"I came- I came from that direction, I think," he said, pointing to Route 1, voice slow as he did some quick mental math about directions and trying to sort everything out. Between the darkness and fear of that night, and all that had happened since, it was a bit of a muddled mess. Not to mention he didn't travel directly on the route for fear of being in the open, so he was using the trees and just... reached the end of the route. He thought. Jeez, he hoped he was giving her right information.

Oh no what if he wasn't?

"I-it was- it was dark and a l-lot happened so- so I? Might be wrong...?" It was only fair to warn her that he could be totally wrong about this, and he cringed a little. Leaders didn't like wrong answers, but they didn't like indecisive ones, either.


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"Good idea, Oliver."

Akamu had to admit it was nice seeing the smile that lit up the small monkey's face despite how he tried to hide it. Oliver, he had to remind himself. Man he had never been great with names. That was always more Kaleo's department even though he rarely spoke. The Chimchar reminded him a lot of his brother so it was easy to like him. "We will apreciate all the help you can give, and thank you for stopping long enough to help." Akamu nodded and offered her a meager smile, not sure what else to add to the conversation. It was just as well the moth seemed somewhat distracted at the moment.

"Let's see if there's any bushes in town before we try the woods. Which direction did everyone come from and did you see much of the area before getting here?" Kaleo looked around and pointed a small hoof at the northern gate of the city. "We came from that way too," he offered after Oliver pointed out the same direction. "But that wasn't long ago. Akamu led us all the way from Vermillion City...We've seen most of the north of the region." Akamu nodded and nuzzled Kaleo's leg as he started to shake, nerves flaring up greatly at the mention of the city where they first encountered the undead. "We can't tell you much about what's left since we don't really remember what it looked like before, but we can try. I do remember some berry bushes but not near the town if that's what you are after."
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Oliver's face lit up from the compliments, and Isolde was glad to see the young one in a happier mood. He pointed while explaining, "I came- I came from that direction, I think." To answer the other question, he added, "I-it was- it was dark and a l-lot happened so- so I? Might be wrong...?" She wasn't really expecting a whole lot of detail, and though a little disappointed, she couldn't blame him.

Kaleo spoke up as well, "We came from that way too. But that wasn't long ago. Akamu led us all the way from Vermillion City...We've seen most of the north of the region." While she had no idea where Vermillion city was, it might be useful to ask about that more later. Though she hoped she might not have to keep moving...

Akamu gave a more detailed explanation closer to what she was looking for, "We can't tell you much about what's left since we don't really remember what it looked like before, but we can try. I do remember some berry bushes but not near the town if that's what you are after." She cringed a bit a that since she had been hoping for something closer. Though if they didn't have many other leads, they'd have to go for it.

She gave a small apology since she couldn't add any useful information, "I can't remember much either. I was a little occupied when I stumbled across this area..." She briefly shuddered as she remembered the metal bird pinning her to the ground. Without Sukoshi's help, she wouldn't still be here. With the passing thought of the cat, she had a feeling of melancholy that she had to push away. "I'm not too fond of the woods here, so I would prefer to not go very far out. But if we have to, let's try to stay together."
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"We came from that way too. But that wasn't long ago. Akamu led us all the way from Vermillion City...We've seen most of the north of the region." Vermillion, Vermillion...

He remembered that was north, but that was all. Was that the one near the water? He struggled to remember Anne talking about the other cities in the region. She'd glossed over a lot of Kanto because that wasn't where they were going...

"We can't tell you much about what's left since we don't really remember what it looked like before, but we can try. I do remember some berry bushes but not near the town if that's what you are after."

Isolde cringed a bit as Oliver winced. Oh. That... might not be fun to get to. Or remotely easy.

"I can't remember much either. I was a little occupied when I stumbled across this area..." She shuddered. Must be some bad memories- that's right, wasn't something chasing her? Eugh. "I'm not too fond of the woods here, so I would prefer to not go very far out. But if we have to, let's try to stay together."

"Y-yes ma'am. Sounds like a good idea." Considering what was out there, anyway.


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Pallet Town | Late Morning
{40}

All this talk of berries was a little awkward for a guy who didn't need to eat. Phobos stayed out of it for the most part, deferring instead to the experience and knowledge of actual corporeal Pokemon who understood matters he didn't; some of what they talked didn't make sense to him. Ships, something called Vermillion City, farming, and that thing Oliver talked about with the "self-sustaining food source"...being anything other than a ghost seems a little unnecessarily complicated. Phobos tries not to think of how not knowing any of these matters is tantamount to being blown away in the wind.

The surprise comes when the two newcomers mention that they can't stay much longer than a day. They had mentioned being on the trail of someone...Jean? Phobos can't recall the name. He's not sure whether these feelings mixing within are disappointment, relief, or both. The pair knew a lot, and Phobos was just starting to warm up to Akamu after a rather unfortunate introduction, but on the other hand, this place didn't seem to like having a lot of creatures gather. Phobos winces-the first mental image following that particular thought was of Shadowmere fleeing. Maybe it's better that they move along before anything else can go wrong.

He suddenly feels less contained, less together, as if the gases that make up his body could drift apart at any second. Phobos thinks of Shadowmere, and that pair Isolde mentioned before Akamu and Kaleo showed up. Why did they leave so suddenly? What drove them away from this place? The old flare resurfaces, the familiar feeling of being watched at all times. Was it...was it because of him? Was Dei watching from the shadows, ripping these Pokemon away to torment him?

Maybe...maybe...maybe Phobos is better off alone again. For the sake of everyone else. His mind envelops the thought; it wouldn't be difficult leaving. All he would have to do is wait until nightfall and slip back into the shadows, as if Phobos had never been there. He could do it as early as tonight, if he wanted to. Nobody could stop him, and why would they? It was as easy as wanting to leave, and doing so.

Does he want to?

"Let's see if there's any bushes in town before we try the woods. Which direction did everyone come from and did you see much of the area before getting here?"

Thank merciful Uxie that by addressing everyone in the group, Isolde has made it to where Phobos can focus on anything other than the mental path he has tread. Unfortunately, the relief is short-lived, because Phobos cannot remember where he came from, not even something as simple as a direction. The others give their answers, which are thankfully vague, but Phobos feels as though everyone is staring at him angrily (even though they're definitely not) when he gives his lame response.

"I don't remember much of where I came from. I usually just stick to shadows, and..."

He almost mentions running from Dei. Instead, the ghost trails off nervously, leaving the sentence unfinished. Phobos' silence is rekindled by the thought of his sibling; when Isolde suggests venturing out only in a group, he merely murmurs some vague noise of agreement. What use a creature that could only float would be to this particular task, Phobos isn't certain.

(sorry for the not so great post, missing so many rounds wasn't great ://)


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"I can't remember much either. I was a little occupied when I stumbled across this area..." Her wings fluttered nervously and Kaleo felt bad for the pretty butterfly. Whatever forced her here could not have been pleasant to induce such a reaction. Even the Ghastly wasn't feeling very talkative. Had something bad happened before they got here? "I'm not too fond of the woods here, so I would prefer to not go very far out. But if we have to, let's try to stay together."

"Y-yes ma'am. Sounds like a good idea."

Akamu nodded and hopped up onto his brother's back, the Mudbray chuckling as he felt the padded paws of the pup working their way up to his head. He did this a lot when trying to get a better vantage point or pick out a particular scent. Scenting around a moment he picked up on something sweet and nudged Kaleo to move in a small circular pattern so he could figure out which direction exactly it was coming from. "There may be something in one of the houses down that way," he finally spoke up, pointing a paw further into town. "It's sweet, so it may be berries or it might be some candy. Either way it's food. But if it is berries they should still be able to be planted."
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Pallet Town | Late Morning [61]

Phobos made a sound of assent while Oliver added, "Y-yes ma'am. Sounds like a good idea." Isolde wasn't sure which direction to start going in, but thankfully the newcomers appeared to have an idea.

Akamu leapt onto Kaleo's back and climbed up to the donkey's head. Isolde simply watched as he sniffed around; eventually Kaleo started moving around. She assumed they knew what they were doing, and hopefully the dog's sensitive nose might pick up on something. After a few moments, Akamu said, "There may be something in one of the houses down that way." He pointed with a paw, and thankfully, it looked like they would be going further into town. "It's sweet, so it may be berries or it might be some candy. Either way it's food. But if it is berries they should still be able to be planted."

She started flying in the direction he pointed in, but the unfamiliar word caught Isolde's attention, "Candy? Is that a human thing?" While Akamu implied that it was a sweet food, she couldn't recall hearing the word before. For all she knew, it could have been something else.
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Phobos didn't remember where he came from?

... Did he feel sad about that? What if it wasn't a nice place, like Oliver? If it wasn't, Oliver should be glad he didn't remember. But if it was nice...

... Poor Phobos either way, really...

"There may be something in one of the houses down that way." He pointed, thank Arceus, deeper into town. Yes, Oliver would be just fine with that...

Well. He winced internally. There could still be plenty of nasty things in town. His stomach twisted at the memory of Sukoshi taken from them. What if more of those were around?

But they were far more likely to be in the forest, even during the day. The dead tended to seek shelter during the day, but the forest provided a bit more shade. They were more likely to be roaming around in there, even at this time of day...

Yeah, he'd much rather take the town. Although, it wasn't his decision to make.

"It's sweet, so it may be berries or it might be some candy. Either way it's food. But if it is berries they should still be able to be planted."

ALready in motion in the direction the pup pointed, Isolde paused and looked back at him. "Candy? Is that a human thing?"

Oliver's face lit up. "Oh, yes! Humans combine ingredients to make foods that taste really, really sweet. Different kinds of those sweet foods have different names; one of them is candy. Candy can come in lots of different forms, but if it didn't smell rotten, it's probably the kind of candies that last for years and years; they call them 'hard candies.' You suck on them and they get smaller and smaller as they turn to liquid inside your mouth."

Oh man, when had he last had a hard candy? He found some early in the epidemic but that was back when he was near big cities, something he resolved to stop doing that one time he was almost eaten.


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Pallet Town | Late Morning
{41}

Phobos can't keep himself from observing the teamwork between the two newcomers; it's too interesting to watch how they coordinate even without the use of words. Even though Phobos knows their method of 'talking' via touch would be impossible for him (unless he wanted to accidentally hurt someone, which sounds awful), he dwells for a few moments on what it'd be like to understand someone perfectly without ever once uttering a word.

"There may be something in one of the houses down that way," Akamu points out, quite literally. It doesn't look like they'd have to leave the relative safety of the human buildings, but Phobos wonders how the canine can tell where something is from so far away. "It's sweet, so it may be berries or it might be some candy. Either way it's food. But if it is berries they should still be able to be planted."

Candy? "What's candy?"

"Candy? Is that a human thing?"

Phobos somehow keeps forgetting he's not the only one in unfamiliar territory. It isn't like Phobos has never heard of the word sweet before, and despite not knowing its origins, he at least knows it means "good", so logically speaking candy can't be a bad thing. Still, he wants to know more details.

Luckily, they have someone there who is shockingly well-versed in all things related to humans. Oliver looks rather excited as he begins to explain the mysteries of 'candy', and Phobos becomes absorbed in every word. Really, would humans ever stop being fascinating?

"Oh, yes! Humans combine ingredients to make foods that taste really, really sweet. Different kinds of those sweet foods have different names; one of them is candy. Candy can come in lots of different forms, but if it didn't smell rotten, it's probably the kind of candies that last for years and years; they call them 'hard candies.' You suck on them and they get smaller and smaller as they turn to liquid inside your mouth."

He has no clue what an ingredient is in this context, but Phobos still can't believe humans could make stuff like this. The only problem is that he wouldn't be able to enjoy candy. Food is pretty much useless to him, and Phobos doesn't want to know what would happen if that liquid candy mixed in with his mist. Of course, this doesn't dilute his awe even a little bit.

"Wow. You know so much about humans," Phobos says, impressed by the extent of his companion's knowledge. Despite how nervous he is, Oliver always seems to have an answer. "What does candy look like?"


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"What's candy?"

"Candy? Is that a human thing?"

Akamu froze, a nervous expression plastered across his muzzle. He had totally forgotten two of these guys were wild Pokemon and had zero clue how to explain candy. What did he compare it to? How do you describe something they had no frame of reference for? "Uh..."

"Oh, yes! Humans combine ingredients to make foods that taste really, really sweet. Different kinds of those sweet foods have different names; one of them is candy. Candy can come in lots of different forms, but if it didn't smell rotten, it's probably the kind of candies that last for years and years; they call them 'hard candies.' You suck on them and they get smaller and smaller as they turn to liquid inside your mouth."

Oh thank heavens the monkey jumped in. Relief overcame him as he hopped down off of Kaleo's head and he nodded along with Oliver's explanation. "Wow. You know so much about humans," Phobos replies making Akamu giggle. Most trainer Pokemon knew this stuff but he wasn't going to embarrass the ghost by pointing it out. Heck he barely knew the kid so he could have impressed them with knowledge about anything before the candy to get that response which would make him the embarrassed one. Yep. Better to keep quiet. "What does candy look like?"

"Well, usually it is wrapped in this little sheet of paper or plastic to keep it clean and from going bad too quick. Don't eat that part though or you'll get sick." Akamu was surprised to hear Kaleo offer a response to the question, especially such a long one, and pat the small Mudbray's hoof with his paw. Kaleo smiled down at the small pup and continued to try and help out the sweet monkey with his description of candy. "They even make some special for Pokemon out of berries sometimes. Those are really tasty."
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Isolde almost felt foolish when Akamu appeared to blank at the question, but Oliver filled in the void with an enthusiastic fervor, "Oh, yes! Humans combine ingredients to make foods that taste really, really sweet. Different kinds of those sweet foods have different names; one of them is candy. Candy can come in lots of different forms, but if it didn't smell rotten, it's probably the kind of candies that last for years and years; they call them 'hard candies.' You suck on them and they get smaller and smaller as they turn to liquid inside your mouth." She was admittedly impressed at all the knowledge the young Pokemon had about humans.

Phobos expressed a similar sentiment, "Wow. You know so much about humans." He then asked, "What does candy look like?"

Shockingly, Kaleo was the one to answer that question, "Well, usually it is wrapped in this little sheet of paper or plastic to keep it clean and from going bad too quick. Don't eat that part though or you'll get sick." Akamu had jumped down from his perch on the taller Pokemon's head, and the pair smiled at each other as the donkey continued his explanation, "They even make some special for Pokemon out of berries sometimes. Those are really tasty." Isolde tried to imagine the strange treats, and all she could come up with was wrapped berries. Maybe that wasn't too far off given the second sentence.

"The more I learn about humans, the more I almost wish I had met them," she mused. As they travelled in the direction Akamu had indicated, Isolde occasionally tried to smell for the sweet scent that Akamu had noticed. Eventually, she thought she noticed something that wasn't ash as they paused in front of a much more dilapidated human house. "Is this it?" she asked the puppy.
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"Well, usually it is wrapped in this little sheet of paper or plastic to keep it clean and from going bad too quick," Kaleo surprised Oliver by answering. The little chimp smiled as Kaleo continued with his explanation, nodding along. "Don't eat that part though or you'll get sick."

Eeuck, yes. He learned that one the hard way.

"They even make some special for Pokemon out of berries sometimes. Those are really tasty."

Oliver beamed, eyes bright. "Yeah! The Sinnoh speciality was Poffins! Those were more like cakes instead of candies, though..."

Oh, did he ever miss Poffins.

"The more I learn about humans, the more I almost wish I had met them." Oliver's faltering smile fell off almost completely as he nodded and followed after the butterfly, shoulders drooping when their search led them to a much creepier looking house.

"Is this it?" she asked the puppy. Please say no.


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Pallet Town | Late Morning
{42}

Instead of Oliver, it's instead Kaleo who offers Phobos an answer to his question. Phobos hadn't expected that. This entire time, he'd been acting rather standoffish...but hey, Phobos isn't about to turn down another source of interesting human facts, even if it's from a Pokemon he didn't think would talk that much.

"Well, usually it is wrapped in this little sheet of paper or plastic to keep it clean and from going bad too quick. Don't eat that part though or you'll get sick."

The response only leaves Phobos with more to ask about. Paper, plastic? Maybe it didn't matter since ghosts can't really "eat", per se, but that doesn't stop Phobos from wanting to learn more. How come eating this paper and plastic wasn't good for other Pokemon? He would continue nudging the others for information, but they might see it as a waste of time. "You ask too many questions, Phobos," "Please stop talking," that sort of thing. He's heard similar sentiments before, though never in such a polite manner (typically, it was just "shut up").

"They even make some special for Pokemon out of berries sometimes. Those are really tasty."

"Yeah! The Sinnoh speciality was Poffins! Those were more like cakes instead of candies, though..."

Both cake and Poffins are completely foreign words to him. Still, if Oliver's excited while mentioning them, then surely they can't be all that bad? Uxie above, not knowing any of these things is driving Phobos absolutely insane! All the ghost wants is knowledge, yet with every answer given, more and more questions pile upon him in a never-ending cycle. He's learned so much this past day, yet the world has never felt so vast and alien to him before.

"The more I learn about humans, the more I almost wish I had met them."

"Me too."

Phobos once again falls quiet for the remainder of the time spent following Isolde. He'd been unsure of how to follow up with his simple agreement, and decides to simply leave it at that. Eventually, she stops in front of another human place, this one nowhere near as welcoming as their own shelter. It's...well, a little run down, putting it kindly.

"Is this it?"

While a huge part of him wants to explore a new area and discover new things, Phobos has to admit this particular building isn't very inviting. Was that "candy" stuff really inside such a dreary-looking place?


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"Yeah! The Sinnoh speciality was Poffins! Those were more like cakes instead of candies, though..." The mention of cake had Akamu's tummy rumbling and he looked away sheepishly. It had been so long since he got any special treats, they used to be really special moments with Jesse whenever they got them. It was a sweetly sad reminder that those days might be gone forever. That didn't mean they couldn't still have Jesse back though, his scent was still out there. They would find him. They had to.

"The more I learn about humans, the more I almost wish I had met them."

"Me too."

Oh, right, these guys didn't even have trainers they were mourning. They were mourning other loved ones and somehow all of them ended up here. Kaleo followed silently as Akamu's nose led them, his own heart weighing heavy with the same thoughts plaguing his smaller companion. Jesse was still out there somewhere and they were all but stuck here until they caught his scent again. It was a scary thought.

Speaking of scary... "Is this it?"

Akamu nodded slowly as he stared at the dilapidated house, cocking his head a bit when the scent continued to elude him. "Yeah...I think so. At least this is the direction it is coming from. It looks really run down to have any food left though so I'm a little confused."

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