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"O-okay- let's- try rolling it, then." Akamu let out another sigh but nodded. Oliver didn't seem enthusiastic at all by that plan so the pup had no idea why he would rather try that than the lifting plan but he wasn't going to argue. Whatever got this thing out the door and outside where they could handle it properly worked just fine for him. "U-uh- okay l-lemme see-"

Oliver gave the large vase a little shove but couldn't really make any noticeable difference in its position. Moving over to the thing himself Akamu placed his shoulder against the vase, turning his head to the side and counting on Oliver to guide the vase once it started moving before using his powerful back legs to begin rolling it. They had to go slow, almost annoyingly so, but it was better than risking it breaking or getting away from them and shattering.

Eventually they outside and once he felt grass beneath his paws Akamu stopped pushing and stretch out his sore limbs and neck only to find himself wrapped up in the thick neck of his brother in the Mudbray's desperate attempt at a hug. A little concerned but glad for the comfort Akamu's paw gently pat Kaleo's nose and looked around. "What's the matter? Did something happen while we were in there?"

"N-No," Kaleo murmured. "I just...I was worried about you while you were gone. I usually can always see you and...I got scared..."

Hushing Kaleo affectionately the Rockruff hopped up onto his brother's back and nuzzled him until he felt the racing heart beneath his muscle begin to calm. Kaleo always enjoyed nuzzles, even if the rocks around his man sometimes hurt. "It's going to be ok bro. I promise. We got the vase, they can plant their bush, so all that is left is taking it to wherever they are crashing." Akamu's ears flattened and he looked back down towards the group. "Which...we have no idea where that is. Guess you guys gotta lead the way, huh?"
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Something shifted in the air as she watched, and Isolde's head snapped towards the sky. She was still looking at the clouds forming overhead when she heard the boys returned with the strange container, and she remained quiet as Kaleo and Akamu reunited. Normally, she would have asked questions about what exactly they had brought back but if what she was feeling was correct, they probably needed to get back to their designated base soon. She tuned back into what was being said when Akamu looked back at them and said, "Which...we have no idea where that is. Guess you guys gotta lead the way, huh?"

She replied, "Yes, we'll show you," before she floated over to the container and tested its weight. She had heard them roll the thing out, so she assumed it was too heavy for the small children to lift. She let it down gently before calling out, "Can you pull the... wagon? Over this way?" Even if she could lift their find, she wouldn't be able to carry it for long. Once the wagon had been rolled close by, she lowered herself again and grabbed the open end of the container. With strong flaps, she started to slowly lift it into the air and moved it over the wagon before lowering it. It landed a little more heavily than she would have liked, but as far as she could tell, it didn't break.

With the vase settled and the wagon attached to Kaleo, the wind started to pick up. Once again, her eyes went back to the sky, and she stated, "It's going to rain soon." With a rock, a ground, and a fire type, it occurred to her that none of them would enjoy being caught out. "We should hurry." Making sure that all of them followed her, Isolde started flying to the opening in the fence.

((I am a bad leader and I can't remember who has the wagon right now. I'm just assuming whoever was closer and able to pull it did, but if that needs to change, please let me know))
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As soon as they were outside, and Akamu had moved away from the vase to stretch a little, Kaleo gave the pup his best approximation of a hug, Akamu instantly distracted with looking after the donkey.

"What's the matter? Did something happen while we were in there?" Oliver tensed. Dear Arceus, he hoped not.

"N-No," came the little stammer, and Oliver's shoulders slowly began to relax. "I just...I was worried about you while you were gone. I usually can always see you and...I got scared..."

He made himself look away after a minute or two of watching Akamu comfort his brother, willing the light burning behind his eyes to go away. Something painful and bitter welled up in his gut and he scolded it. It was fine to miss Anne.

It wasn't fine to be jealous that they had each other when he didn't have anyone that close to him, yet. That was mean and unfair and he was awful for it.

Maybe Phobos-?

No, he snapped back. Phobos was a stranger, still. A stranger he was fond of, but someone he'd only known for a few days. He wasn't going to ask the ghost for a hug just 'cause he got homesick. Phobos probably couldn't even hug him, anyway. Ghost thing.

"It's going to be ok bro. I promise," Akamu soothed, and Oliver felt his stomach twist tighter. "We got the vase, they can plant their bush, so all that is left is taking it to wherever they are crashing."

He paused a moment, ears flattened, as he looked towards the rest of the group patiently letting Akamu calm Kaleo down. "Which...we have no idea where that is. Guess you guys gotta lead the way, huh?"

"O-okay- let's- try rolling it, then." It was best to just go along with him for now, if he was getting annoyed. "U-uh- okay l-lemme see-"

"Yes, we'll show you," Isolde promised, flapping over to their prize to test how heavy it was. She set it back down. "Can you pull the... wagon? Over this way?"

It took a minute to get it all put together, but once a rope was found and the container placed in the wagon, the wagon was hitched up to Kaleo (thumbs, the true MVP and probably his best asset to any group ever! at least it was something) and now maybe they could head back? Oliver looked hopefully towards their leader, nose twitching.

Something smelled wet.

Isolde glanced back up at the sky. "It's going to rain soon." Oh. Yeah, duh. That's why it smelled wet. Oliver inwardly rolled his eyes at himself. It's not like he'd never smelled rain before! "We should hurry."

He looked back up at the sky, himself, and winced. Oh, that looked... bad.

But mercifully there were no major roadblocks in getting back. They were only a few blocks away from their shelter.

Oliver went to unhitch Kaleo in the back yard (there were some steps leading up to the front door that nobody wanted to bother trying to get the wagon over when the back yard was easily accessable) before realizing with a pang that no one was left alive to care if they brought an outside toy inside. Upon bringing the whole thing inside, Oliver untied the rope.

He hesitated to suggest it, but maybe it would be a good idea to plant a berry now so the rain would water it without them having to worry about how to do that, themselves.

(Moving the story along a little since I don't think anyone wants to write another round or two of them just moving to the house.)


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(please skip me. Phobos is just following/observing)


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"Yes, we'll show you," Isolde replied kindly, much to Akamu's relief. He had begun to worry if everyone thought him an asshole. "Can you pull the... wagon? Over this way?"

Obliging the nice butterfly Kaleo pulled the little wagon closer and watched with utter fascination as she lifted the vase herself and set it into the rolling red cart. Wow...he didn't know such light creatures could be so strong. Why couldn't he be like that?

Everyone seemed to pause almost at once, even Akamu as his nose began to sniff the air, and for just a moment he wondered why until Isolde voiced his concern aloud. "It's going to rain soon We should hurry." Oh dear.... While he didn't normally mind much rain, rain made wonderful mud after all, he knew Akamu hated it. Plus the wagon wouldn't roll well at all in the muddy ground. At least due to the oncoming weather they got to the little place the group was staying at in record time.

Akamu didn't like this one bit. The storm was rolling in from the sea faster than he could accurately predict which meant they wouldn't have time to get out of here before the rain fell. And if the rain fell...they might lose the tail. It was already so faint... Hopefully the group would hurry. He didn't want to be stuck here when the rain started. "Ok, so where did you want this? Kaleo and I need to get out of here before the storm hits."

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Pallet Town | Early Afternoon [80]

Isolde was extremely grateful that the weather managed to hold until they got back to the house. The wind picked up, and while she could have endured the flight in the rough conditions, she was glad to get inside before the rain started. It took some maneuvering, but they were able to get the wagon and vase inside. She had a passing thought about maybe leaving the vase outside, but with the weather getting worse by the second, she didn't want to worry about trying to get it back outside without knocking it over. To her concern, Akamu looked antsy and said, "Ok, so where did you want this? Kaleo and I need to get out of here before the storm hits."

"You can leave it over here in the kitchen," she said as she moved out of the entryway and to the side. "As long as it's out of the doorway, it should be fine." Once the wagon was situated, she started to say, "I don't think-" Her words were interrupted by a light that could be seen through the curtained window, and it was accompanied by a loud CRACK outside. "-You can outrun the storm now," she finally ended quietly.
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"Ok, so where did you want this?" Akamu asked, interupting Oliver's thoughts about planting the berry. Unsurprisingly, he looked a little twitchy. "Kaleo and I need to get out of here before the storm hits."

"You can leave it over here in the kitchen," Isolde decided, fluttering to the side to provide some more room. "As long as it's out of the doorway, it should be fine."

And once everyone had moved from the doorway, Oliver edged to sit beside it, ready to tug it closed but unsure if he should when Akamu and Kaleo still wanted to leave.

"I don't think-"

Oliver froze at the lightning that lit up the sky and pulled the door shut just before the thunder split the sky with sound. Isolde's remaining words to the boys were lost on him as he bolted not to the living room, but the little girl's bedroom, burrowing underneath her bed and wedging himself as far into the corner as he could. The dust coaxed a sneeze from him, but even that didn't matter.

What mattered was blocking out that sound as much as possible.

(Hey guess who remembered Oliver's terrified of thunderstorms?)


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When they finally make it back to the house, ‘relieved’ isn’t a strong enough word to describe Phobos’ emotions. He might not know as many things about the world as the others, but he knows exactly what wind means for him. Phobos has always hated storms for that exact reason-it’s hard to keep yourself together, literally, when the strong winds try to blow you away. Every time the sky goes grey and dark, he can’t help the anxious feelings that follow.

Thank Uxie that this time, he has a safe place to take shelter in.

"Ok, so where did you want this? Kaleo and I need to get out of here before the storm hits," Akamu says once they’re all inside. Contrary to Phobos’ happiness at being spared the storm, he looks more than ready to leave. Did they really want to go outside and be caught in that rain and wind? That sounds awful to him.

Isolde is the one who responds to them, unsurprisingly. In the middle of her talking, though, a loud sound crashes from the sky-another unwanted, terrible aspect of these stupid storms. Phobos doesn’t have a word for it; he doesn’t need one to know what it is. But though he doesn’t fear that noise as much as he does the strong winds, he’s still startled by someone rushing by, someone very familiar.

”Oliver-!” he starts to call to him, to ask what’s wrong, but his companion is already out of sight. It’s all too similar to when Shadowmere ran away, frightened by the effects of his own Hypnosis. But he hadn’t done that this time! Things should be okay! Phobos finds himself paralyzed-should he follow? Maybe following make what just happened worse... he looks at Isolde helplessly-surely she would know what to do?

(I swear Phobos is going to be permanently afraid of the sight of people running away. R.I.P my ghost son)


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"You can leave it over here in the kitchen," Isolde replied helpfully leaving the boys to deposit their charge where she instructed. "As long as it's out of the doorway, it should be fine." As Kaleo began to relieve himself of the wagon's burden Akamu's nose picked up a sharp, distinct scent and his heart dropped into his stomach at what that ionized air meant. "I don't think-"

CRACK!!

"-You can outrun the storm now." Akamu let out a loud sigh as he realized Isolde's prediction was not only right but an outright understatement. With that loud clap of thunder the very sky opened up and an ocean of water began to fall on the decrepit town. He noticed Kaleo wander off but didn't think much of it as he hopped up a dust covered chair to peer between a couple of boards blocking the window. As the sky grew darker his tail and ears dropped lower, a soft whine echoing in his chest as he thought of the weak scent they had been following for days. Guess there was no picking the trail back up now...

Kaleo had spotted Oliver running off at the first sound of thunder and he worried for the smaller pokemon. Phobos called out after the Chimchar but he had already fled down the hall into one of the rooms, Kaleo slowly following after to see what was the matter. He knew fear well, all too well, and while he himself had never been scared of storms he had known some younger pokemon back home that had been. He checked each room until he found a large drag through the dust on the floor leading under the bed, a soft sneeze coming from the darkness beneath.

Laying down next to the bed Kaleo sat quietly for a bit, listening to the storm to gauge how close and long it would go on as each flash of light and sound echoed its life and ferocity. It wasn't too bad. A fairly heavy storm but not a dangerous ones, just lots of noise and rain from the temperature differences from the coast south of them and the air coming from the north. "I like the rain," Kaleo began to speak absentmindedly. He hoped to try and soothe Oliver's fear by showing there was nothing to be scared of and perhaps even help the little fire type see the good in the storm versus the frightening noises it produced.

"The earth always smells so nice after a good rain. The water soaking into it makes the plants and flowers grow and the bad washes away. And all that wet makes mud. Mud is the best thing in the world to me... It's like a blanket of earth I can wrap around myself like a hug and shield away all the bad... It can be loud, and it might look scary, but a storm is one of the best things in nature I think. It means tomorrow will be better."
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Before she could finish her words, Oliver had already taken off down the hallway. Phobos called out to him, but Oliver didn't respond. Isolde was stunned at the sudden departure, and when Phobos looked up at her for guidance, all she could say was a quiet question, "He's scared of thunder?"  Kaleo had already started down the hallway and turned into one of the rooms, so she followed and hovered near the door.

It was the child's room. She felt that may have been significant, but the pieces weren't coming together at the moment. Kaleo had settled down near the bed, and if she looked hard enough, she could see the trail in the dust leading under it. Oliver must have been terrified.

She could remember feeling that scared before.

Kaleo started speaking to Oliver about the rain and how he enjoyed it, and she thought her awkward presence would only make things worse. Oliver was still pretty nervous around her, and she didn't want to make his situation worse by forcing herself into the situation. She went back to where Phobos was and told him, "Kaleo is trying to help calm him down, and I'd probably make things worse... Maybe you can help?" The question was added on without much forethought, but Oliver seemed to genuinely enjoy Phobos. Maybe keeping Pokemon around his age nearby would make things better.

Akamu had taken up residence on a chair and was looking out of a window when she decided to see what he was doing. It was kind of surprising that he was away from Kaleo. When she heard the whine and saw his tail and ears drooping, though, she grew concerned. "Is something wrong?" She vaguely remembered them mentioning they were on a trail... The rain would wash it away, wouldn't it?
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He was too scared to notice Phobos's worried call to him and only realized the ghost had said something after he had already crawled under the bed. Thunder split the sky and he bit back a whimper, hands over his ears, heart thudding in his chest.

His mood had turned as black as the sky above, but it wasn't the storm that made him feel the burning behind his eyes.

Footsteps outside made him jump and for one wild second every fiber of his being screamed ANNE! before reality poked him with the fact that, firstly, she was definitely not here, and secondly, those were four footsteps and they were awfully heavy.

Kaleo's feet came into view by the bed and Oliver stiffened-- Kaleo was shy and gentle and didn't seem to possess a mean or aggressive bone in his body, but as he lay there shaking beneath the bed, he couldn't fathom why Kaleo was looking for him if it wasn't to mock him or something-

He lay down by the bed, Oliver watching carefully with large eyes. "I like the rain," the donkey began, Oliver's eyes widening further in confusion. "The earth always smells so nice after a good rain. The water soaking into it makes the plants and flowers grow and the bad washes away. And all that wet makes mud. Mud is the best thing in the world to me... It's like a blanket of earth I can wrap around myself like a hug and shield away all the bad... It can be loud, and it might look scary, but a storm is one of the best things in nature I think. It means tomorrow will be better."

... He was trying to distract him.

Oliver's chest tightened. He opened his mouth to make a sound, but all that came out was a scared sort of whimper that was half drowned out by crashing thunder. He jumped and accidentally rammed his head into the underside of the bed with a small yelp of pain.

Well at least the pain was better to focus on then the low rumbling.


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