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(ACE) The PALLET Team

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Re: (ACE) The PALLET Team

Post by Starbits on Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:34 pm

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"I meant that we need Kaleo's strength to move anything," Akamu explained. "Especially if we get that wagon. And he can't exactly do anything from out front. I was asking if there was a gate to the backyard we could all go through and then you and I can slip in through the back door while Isolde and Kaleo wait in the back where there aren't as many-"

He paused for a moment to do something Oliver had done many, many times: scent the air. Out of paranoia, Oliver did the same.

Nope, nothing but the smell of ashes. Unease made his gut twist. Even if nothing catostrophic happened, could he ever really feel at ease someplace where his most basic line of defense didn't work?

"-open spaces..." finished Akamu, trailing off.

Oliver winced. Oh boy, he sure could understand the anxiety around that.

Open spaces and an overpowering scent to mask every other scent around him. The worst combination.

Kaleo nudged his friend and leaned down to whisper into the puppy's ear, the other boy taking his words into consideration before adding, "Look...I'm not... We said we'd help, right? I'm not trying to move in on anyone's turf. I just want to find our trainer and go home. That's all."

What? But nobody thought they were...?

Isolde handled it with far more grace than he ever could have. "That's fine, Akamu. I wasn't thinking that at all. I just... wasn't sure what you meant. I'm sorry, I'm still learning."

Wow. She was so good at this. A knot or two in his chest loosened. She was a good leader. They'd be okay.

He almost didn't realize she was speaking to him and he jumped a bit as he did, hastily snapping his gaze over to look her in the eye. "-I was planning on staying outside. But Akamu has a good point. So let's see if we can find the 'gate' he was talking about."

She wasn't mad. Okay. Okay, good. He nodded and went around to the side of the house, sighing in relief. As he'd suspected, the gate wasn't hard at all to find. Or, well, what was left of it. The fire had evidently been stopped while in the process of eating the fencing, because it still stood but only partly. The part facing them was scorched, with parts gone all together. Unlatching the gate wasn't even neccessary; they could just slip through the holes, which he did when the others did.

His face brightened when he saw a shed in the backyard. It wasn't the garage he'd anticipated having to look for, but maybe the wagon was in there. He turned to Isolde and spoke, softly, pointing to the structure. "Th-the wagon I m-mentioned might be in there."


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Post by Abysswalker on Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:45 pm

(Skip me this round-Phobos is just waiting until the others show up!)


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Pallet Town | Late Morning [73]

Oliver nearly jumped when Isolde spoke to him, but he quickly nodded along and started looking for the elusive gate with her. His nervousness around her was strange, but she chalked it up to... everything that was going on. The world she found herself in after running wasn't a friendly place after all. It would be stranger if he wasn't at least somewhat nervous about people he barely knew.

It didn't take long before they found what they were looking for. The fire that had gone through the town hadn't entirely eaten the gate through, but there were big enough holes that even Kaleo could get through without needing to open the gate. Isolde still elected to just fly over instead of attempt to squeeze her broad wings through. Oliver's face brightened when he noticed a smaller building that Isolde originally had ignored in favor of finding food. He pointed towards it and quietly said, "Th-the wagon I m-mentioned might be in there."

"Is that a smaller house?" She asked as she flew towards it. It kind of looked like the standard human house, and there was even a door that she thought she could work open. Before she tried to deal with the door, she paused in front of the it and listened. She waited for the others with stronger senses of smell to indicate whether they smelt something wrong before she jiggled the handle as she fumbled trying to grab and turn it. There was a small amount of delight when the door opened with ease; She was learning how to use the strange human devices!

Deciding to go in first to make sure there wasn't something hiding, Isolde went in and she felt her wing catch something and knocked it over. It wasn't heavy, but it still made a noticeable  clang. The sound triggered a fight or flight response, and she immediately started looking around for what that was and if something would be attracted to the sound. The thing she knocked over was mostly wooden with what appeared to be a reddish metal sharp thing on the end. After a few seconds of waiting, she called to the boys, "I think it's safe, but let's find the wagon and leave."

((OOC: She knocked over a hoe))
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Re: (ACE) The PALLET Team

Post by Starbits on Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:53 pm

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"Is that a smaller house?" Isolde asked as she flew over to investigate. Oliver followed, a little concerned about what she might find in there, then promptly kicked himself for such a stupid thought. Like Isolde would find anything dangerous in there that she couldn't handle but that he could!

Well... if nothing else, she might encounter stuff she'd have questions about.

Not wanting to get too close in case he bothered her, he hung back several feet away, watching as she stopped to listen at the door, then glanced back to gauge... probably Akamu's opinion, what with his useful nose and all. Not wanting to be dead weight, Oliver added a very soft "I don't smell anything bad either" after Akamu's opinion.

With the affirmation that they were probably safe, she began to fiddle with the door, and Oliver bit his lip. If she couldn't get it open she might be angry, and she might be angrier still when he succeeded at what she failed at. I hope not.

That wasn't what Anne acted like, or her late father, but... so far they were more of an exception than the rule...

But her efforts were a success and she smiled when the door clicked open. Oliver couldn't help but smile back.

She went into the shed to poke around, Oliver nearly jumping out of his fur when a clang echoed, but given that no cries of alarm followed, he assumed she was the one who'd knocked something over.

It didn't stop him from leaping to his feet, ready to bolt.

"I think it's safe," she called from the shed, "but let's find the wagon and leave."

Slowly, he crept over and stuck his head into the shed, glancing around before entering. She was right; nothing in here but old gardening tools and children's toys.

For a second the toys made him ache-- balls and summertime waterworks equipment and even a few pool noodles despite the absense of a pool in the backyard. Maybe one of their nearby friends had a pool.

Oh, that hurt worse.

But the pain was interuppted by a splash of bright red against the dusty white wall, and he beamed as he raced over to it, pushing a box over to climb on so he could look inside.

"Th-this is it! This is a wagon! And it looks like it's in good condition too!" No rust that he could see! Oh but-

His face dropped.

"We uh- we w-won't know it works until someone gives it a tug- make s-sure the wheels still work..." Oh he was an idiot, getting excited like that and saying stuff like 'it's in good condition.' If he was wrong...

(OOC: I didn't have Oliver tug on it because I figured Akamu or Kaleo would've been drawn over to the wagon when Oliver went running over and that at him mentioning they needed to test the wheels, one of them would automatically give it a pull.)


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Re: (ACE) The PALLET Team

Post by Abysswalker on Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:44 pm

(Skip me this round too please!)


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Re: (ACE) The PALLET Team

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Pallet Town | Late Morning
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With everyone seeming in agreement the duo fell into step behind the butterfly and thankfully made their way as a group into the back garden. The fire had left a lot of the back untouched, luckily, so when a shed popped up in the back Akamu felt like their luck might actually be turning for the better.  "Is that a smaller house?" Isolde asked, perplexed at the shorter structure. Kaleo smiled at the wild pokemon's lack of human knowledge once again. He found it endearing to experience things for the first time like that, even given the circumstances.

Erring on the side of caution Isolde listened at the door and gave Akamu a brief look as she listened at the door. Sensing what she was trying to ask he sniffed the air a little and gave her a small shake of the head. He didn't smell anything. "I don't smell anything bad either," Oliver replied as well causing Akamu to chuckle. He didn't usually trust anyone else's nose but his own but the kid meant well.

Isolde managed to get the door open with some effort, Kaleo already stepping forward to help kick at it at the same time it finally gave. Giving them all another glance she went in alone and the group waited patiently until a loud clanging noise ripped through the air. Kaleo jumped and skittered back towards the fence as Akamu went on alert but it turned out Isolde had merely knocked over one of the garden tools. A rusty old hoe from the looks of it, but he was too far away to tell. "You okay in there?" he called out softly.

"I think it's safe," she called back from inside, "but let's find the wagon and leave." Giving Kaleo a low howl the Rockruff called to his brother to come back, the shivering donkey coming back on wobbling legs as he sought out the safety of his brother. Kaleo was still shaking when Akamu stepped inside the shed but they couldn't waste any more time, no matter how much it hurt to leave the other alone for even a moment while he was scared.

Oliver was the first to find success in the form a small wagon used for either the garden or a child, jumping onto it to inspect the worn contraption. "Th-this is it! This is a wagon! And it looks like it's in good condition too!" His excitement noticeably dimmed as he looked around and Akamu wasn't sure why until his nervous stammer came back. "We uh- we w-won't know it works until someone gives it a tug- make s-sure the wheels still work..."

"I'm sure it's fine," Akamu replied calmly, his brain immediately kicking over into the same mode he used to handle Kaleo when he was nervous. "There's been no rain in here that I can tell and I don't see any rust on it beyond the normal scratches and dings. It might be a little stiff at first from lack of use but it doesn't look bad. Good find."

Kaleo stuck his head into the shed as the others spoke, his body too large to get inside but unwilling to be totally alone in the backyard. "I can give it a pull, if...if you want," he all but whispered. "See if it moves." Akamu nodded. "Oliver can you tie that rope up there to the handle? Kaleo can pull better that way and he's the strongest out of all of us. But you're the only one with fingers I'm afraid."
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Pallet Town | Late Morning [74]

Akamu and Oliver came in and looked around behind her while Kaleo stayed outside due to his size. Isolde would have tried to help the two younger Pokemon out, but they actually knew what they were looking for. The various items stored in the small building were unfamiliar to her at best, but she was still intrigued by the various items that the humans kept in there. After a few moments, Oliver called out in excitement, "Th-this is it! This is a wagon! And it looks like it's in good condition too!" She looked over in interest in time to see his face fall immediately. "We uh- we w-won't know it works until someone gives it a tug- make s-sure the wheels still work..." He stammered out nervously.

She was very confused at the sudden mood shift, but Akamu quickly tried to soothe him, "I'm sure it's fine. There's been no rain in here that I can tell and I don't see any rust on it beyond the normal scratches and dings. It might be a little stiff at first from lack of use but it doesn't look bad. Good find."

Kaleo stuck his head in to suggest, "I can give it a pull, if...if you want. See if it moves."

The small donkey couldn't fit in much further, so she wasn't sure how he was going to manage it. Akamu, thankfully, already had an idea. "Oliver can you tie that rope up there to the handle? Kaleo can pull better that way and he's the strongest out of all of us. But you're the only one with fingers I'm afraid." Isolde tried to see what he was talking about, and she noticed the long, thin fibers that were twisted together in order to make a much thicker fiber.

Oliver quickly followed the request and tied the rope to the wagon and brought the other end to Kaleo. The wagon resisted the tug for a few seconds, but after some squeaking, it rolled forward. "Oh, wonderful! It works like you thought," She said while giving Oliver a small smile. Kaleo pulled the wagon out of the smaller building, and once everyone followed, Isolde shut the door behind them. They might could look in there for other supplies later, and she didn't want to tempt something else to wander in.
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Re: (ACE) The PALLET Team

Post by Starbits on Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:49 pm

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"I'm sure it's fine," Akamu said. "There's been no rain in here that I can tell and I don't see any rust on it beyond the normal scratches and dings. It might be a little stiff at first from lack of use but it doesn't look bad. Good find."

He blinked at the praise, eyes wide and face flushing. What?

Kaleo stuck his head into the shed, Oliver glancing from Akamu to pay attention to his brother. "I can give it a pull, if...if you want. See if it moves."

Oliver thought that'd be no trouble until he realized Kaleo was too big to fit into the shed properly with all the junk lying around.

Thank goodness for Akamu, though. "Oliver can you tie that rope up there to the handle? Kaleo can pull better that way and he's the strongest out of all of us. But you're the only one with fingers I'm afraid."

He nodded and tied the knot for them, grateful once again beyond words for his fingers. Things were so much easier with fingers. He had no idea how any other species survived without them.

Upon bringing it to Kaleo, the donkey tried to move it, Oliver biting his lip.

It resisted the attempt at being moved at first, but Kaleo was far stronger than a child's wagon and to Oliver's great relief, it did indeed work properly; with a hideous squeaking as the wheels gave way to use, it lurched forward.

"Oh, wonderful! It works like you thought." The smile she gave Oliver set his face burning hot again. Two compliments in one day...?

Dazed, he followed everyone out. Isolde shut the door behind them.

And so, they brought the wagon near the back of the house and awaited Phobos, Oliver's anxiety spiking a touch. He hoped the ghost was still okay.

Sounds like there was nothing in there, but... Oh shut up, brain...


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Pallet Town | Late Morning
{49}

With nothing to do, and the others taking longer than he expected to get back, Phobos is dying of boredom. How long has it been, hours? Days? Years? Maybe he should’ve asked to stick with them instead of agreeing to wait here. That would have been the smart thing to do. If only he could go back and tell his past self: don’t be dumb and wait here, there’s nothing to do and it’s creepy! Being by yourself is only fun when you can explore and actually do things!

Why are they taking awhile, anyways? Nobody’s called for him yet. If there wasn’t a way to get to where he is, that could explain it, but they would’ve at least shouted to him about that. Probably. Maybe another Pokemon wandered into this area, like with the one pair that’d arrived before Akamu and Kaleo? He really hopes not. They’d had to hide when those strange Pokemon showed up, and Shadowmere ran away all because of his stupid Hypnosis...how dumb he’d been to use that, why had he believed anything learned from Deimos would be helpful...

The thought of Dei would have made Phobos shudder, if he had a physical form like everyone else here did. Just to be safe, he looks around the room again, hoping and praying to Uxie not to catch a glimpse of a Gengar. Stupid. It’s so stupid of him to think he’s safe just because he can’t see his sibling. They can hide so much better than he’s able to seek. Deimos could be in this room with him at this very minute, and he’d be none the wiser.

He can’t stay in this place alone for even a second longer. Phobos feels eyes on him, eyes that may or may not really be there, how could he be sure? He can’t take that chance. As easily as when Phobos first showed the trick to Isolde and Oliver, he slips through the solid wall into the backyard-and right to where he could see that the others were already there waiting for him.

”Oh-um, sorry if I scared you guys. I got worried,” he says. Though his voice trembles for a second, thoughts of Deimos slide to the backburner when he spots something that definitely was not with them before, a completely unfamiliar object with Kaleo. For a moment, fear is replaced with a familiar curiosity. ”What’s that?”


(sorry this is bad, rewrote it bc the original was triggering to me. Please let me know if I need to fix anything. Also that’s the wagon he’s talking about at the end)


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Pallet Town | Late Morning
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Oliver worked deftly once he had a goal and within moments the rope was tied and secured to the little wagon and the rope brought to Kaleo. The Mudbray bent down and gingerly took the rope from the chimp, giving him a small, timid smile behind his full mouth, and began to pull. To any of the others the rusted wagon would have been like dragging a brick but Kaleo's species was known for moving up to 50 times their own weight so he didn't even notice the effort. He simply walked like normal back out of the shed the way he came and the wagon came with him with a squeak.

"Oh, wonderful! It works like you thought." Akamu echoed Isolde's joy with a happy yip of his own and followed his brother with a bit of pep in his step. The wagon would make taking anything they found way easier to wherever the little group wanted to go and then he and Kaleo could get back to looking for their trainer. So while Isolde closed the way behind them Akamu kept up with his brother, counting his reasons to be optimistic.

They were just getting to where they were supposed to wait for the Ghastly when the ghost came out on his own to check on them, startling Akamu into jumping back with a bit of a snarl. ”Oh-um, sorry if I scared you guys. I got worried,” he said timidly, making Akamu feel a little guilty about reacting the way he did. But with how things were nowadays...It was only natural he was a little jumpy. ”What’s that?” Akamu's eyes followed Phobos's to where Kaleo stood, little wagon by his hooves. "A human machine. It's gonna help us carry stuff. Did you find a way big enough for me and Oliver to follow you in?"
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Pallet Town | Late Morning [75]

When they got closer to the burnt house Isolde was ready to call out to Phobos to make sure he was still there when he suddenly phased through the wall. She was worried when she noticed how nervous he looked, and his voice was shakey. ”Oh-um, sorry if I scared you guys. I got worried,” He said in explanation for his sudden appearance. That eased Isolde's nerves since that meant nothing had happened while she had been away. His nervousness was all but forgotten as his eyes went over to the wagon that Kaleo was pulling. ”What’s that?”

Figuring that Akamu, Oliver, or Kaleo would be able to answer the question, she kept quiet, and Akamu had a ready answer. "A human machine. It's gonna help us carry stuff. Did you find a way big enough for me and Oliver to follow you in?" She didn't have any  input on this part of their quest since she would be unable to follow them in there, but that wouldn't stop her from worrying about it.

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