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The HQ Team (PLOT)

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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Silverishness on Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:26 am

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Indigo Plateau||Morning


"I do too," Wally spoke, earning a warm little smile from Wallace. He was glad the boy, while a bit timid, was so gentle, empathetic and supportive. He gave his little cousin a small hug from the side, hoping to transfer some of his own strength to Wally.

"Time will tell. For now, we have empty breakfast plates and full work plates, I'm afraid." The mention of work caused Wallace to sigh, but there was no getting around it. The tasks at hand needed all the attention they could get, especially with what went down yesterday. "We should return to our investigation. Wally, I apologize, but we may not be able to meet later today. I hope you'll forgive me?"



"Probably, as far as he knows we won't find anything. If it weren't for a few seconds of blip on the security tape no one would even have a clue where to start. I doubt he'd think we found out in one day." But the asshole was one of the top scientists, right?. It wasn't like Fuhrer Lance let anyone into that lab. Or did he know that Karen and Sid were so apathetic with their jobs he didn't think they'd notice anything? While it was completely true, the hypothetical assumption was enough to have Karen seeing red. She didn't care that the guy offed someone. Honestly, the other guy probably had it coming anyway. No, it was that someone took advantage of her, or there was a possibility of it. And she hated being used.

That. FUCKER.

While she clenched her fist and jaw, hangover somewhat fueling her rage, Clair continued to shmooze the Professor. She could blow him for all Karen cared: she was driven now. "Thank you so much precious you have been an amazing help. You just cut out half of the files we need to read through. We really appreciate it, don't we Karen?" Karen ignored Clair's sickeningly sweet words; she knew the dragon tamer wasn't looking for a real answer anyway.

"Of course we do. But we do have work to finish that I'm afraid must be kept to regional officials so if you don't mind giving us a little privacy? I'm sure I can find some way to thank you for all your help later." She gave him a little finger wave as she all but dismissed him. Karen glared up at him once more, her eyes daring him to stay. "See you around precious."

Thankfully, the mousey man seemed to get the message. Or at least, his Furret did. "O-oh- okay- yes, of course. I'll see you later, Clair and Karen." Good.

Once he was out of earshot, Karen stood and growled out, "I want to find him. And if it was him, I want to fucking hang him by his own shit-eating entrails. He's our best lead. And what better way to cover his own ass by 'discovering the fucking body'?"


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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Phoenix on Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:31 am


Indigo Plateau | Morning
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"O-oh- okay- yes, of course. I'll see you later, Clair and Karen."

With little more than a stammer and a confused expression Elm walked away with his fuzzy foot-warmer hot on his heels. As Clair and Karen found themselves alone once again Karen began to show the fire that had been lit under her, much to Clair's amusement. "I want to find him. And if it was him, I want to fucking hang him by his own shit-eating entrails. He's our best lead. And what better way to cover his own ass by 'discovering the fucking body'?"

"While it is atrociously cliche it isn't unheard of," she agreed, coy smile still tugging at her lips. "Though since he isn't allowed back at work yet we'll have a devil of a time tracking him down in this mess of a complex. Maybe your Houndoom would be up for a little hunting? Or we could get sneaky with that shifty fox of yours. Unless you'd rather us sit here and read over the rest of these files, that is."
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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Elm on Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:23 pm



Indigo Plateau (Library) | Morning
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"Maybe 'wander around' wasn't the best plan," Fiona admitted as they passed the library doors again.

He wrung his hands. "W- well; it w- wasn't your worst idea?" Elm's glum face tried its hand at a smile and mostly failed. Fiona nuzzled her cheek against his leg, humming in thought.

"It'd be better if we could find a way upstairs. He's from Unova, so he ought to be living in the Unova section of the city. And I don't know where that is, but it definitely isn't here." Gently pulling him aside so they wouldn't block the door, she settled at his feet again, curling around them. "... Maybe that's just paranoia."

"'R- right. This is- l- like the city library? Oh b- but that doesn't... mean anything. City libraries can be built in whatever district; it's not like there's one area for all public places."

"You know, if this used to be a hotel, there's got to be maps around here somewhere. Like mall maps? We didn't find one yesterday but maybe we just weren't looking in the right place."

"There's... p- probably one in the library..."

He didn't need to say why going back in there would be a bad idea.

"There isn't much traffic right now, but we still saw a few people. We should be able to find someone to point us the right way." Of course, however long it should take to find a map or their ultimate destination would take double that time, but it was important they at least start.

"W- would... you do the talking...?"

She smiled at him. "Of course."

[I am not going on idle until this man finally scores his first badge. So close.]
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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Wally on Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:58 pm


Indigo Plateau: HQ [Cafeteria] || Morning || 30


"Time will tell. For now, we have empty breakfast plates and full work plates, I'm afraid." Oh. Right. That. "We should return to our investigation. Wally, I apologize, but we may not be able to meet later today. I hope you'll forgive me?"

He nods, coming down from the high he associated with conversing with his guardians (about what, usually didn't matter) and forgetting that, oh yeah, he had to go spend several hours mostly alone scrubbing floors. Ugh.

"See you all later," he says with a smile as he collects their trays for them and deposits them where they belong over Steven's protests that that wasn't necessary, which trail off into a sigh. He turns to find Steven waving to him as he heads to the door, waving back from where the dirty trays are stacked.

Silly Steven. Politeness is always necessary.

I don't think I have time anymore to look for Colress. Guess I'll spend that time that I won't be spending with Steven, looking for him. Oh well. At least this time he doesn't need to decide which friend needs him more. Finding Colress this time around would probably be easier, too; by the time he's done with work, Colress has got to be back in his room.

Ugh. Time to go change.


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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Steven on Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:04 pm



Indigo Plateau (Cafeteria) | Morning (39)


"See you all later," Wally said cheerfully, swiping all of their trays and going to deposit them where used trays belong. Steven opened his mouth to protest but closed it; no point in trying to stop him when he was already in the midst of doing it.

"Thank you, Wally. Now then if you'll excuse us, we'll be seeing you later." He gave the boy a little wave and left the cafeteria, taking in a deep breath and exhaling slowly.

It was time to return to reality. "I think it may be best to start with speaking to the officers on the case; perhaps they've dug something up overnight? After that we should find Clair, and after that we should track down Karen and Sidney. Hopefully Karen is already with Clair and we can cross both of those off the list at once..."

Unfortunately, dealing with them both at the same time would be awful. But they'd have to deal with them both at the same time eventually anyway; he couldn't imagine that if they should find Clair alone, she wouldn't want to tag along with them for the rest of the day, if for no other reason than to watch him squirm. Sick little psycho.

Hopefully the case would become so complicated that she would be forced to devote her entire attention to it.
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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Silverishness on Mon May 01, 2017 5:13 pm

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Indigo Plateau||Morning



"See you all later," Wally chimed as he stole each of their trays before either man could protest. Wallace gave the spritely boy an approving nod, even if he didn't like to be outdone when it came to acts of love. Oh well. The next battle would be his.

"Thank you, Wally. Now then if you'll excuse us, we'll be seeing you later." Steven sent them off and without Wally's energy and the looming disaster of the day ahead, the building around them seemed to darken a bit. "I think it may be best to start with speaking to the officers on the case; perhaps they've dug something up overnight? After that we should find Clair, and after that we should track down Karen and Sidney. Hopefully Karen is already with Clair and we can cross both of those off the list at once..."

"Sidney and Karen are likely drunk in a closet humping somewhere, so our best bet is probably..." He shuddered. "....Clair, as much as I hate to say it. And frankly, as much as I like the idea of getting it over with as soon as possible, I don't think I can handle both of them at the same time."



"While it is atrociously cliche it isn't unheard of," Clair purred in delight. "Though since he isn't allowed back at work yet we'll have a devil of a time tracking him down in this mess of a complex. Maybe your Houndoom would be up for a little hunting? Or we could get sneaky with that shifty fox of yours. Unless you'd rather us sit here and read over the rest of these files, that is."

Karen stood, her Houndoom's ball in her hand. "Fuck sneaky," she growled."I do not have enough fucks to get me through the day, not to mention having to do it while trying to be stealthy. Nu uh. I have power in this godforsaken hellhole and I'm going to fucking use it." With her mind set, she released her Houndoom into the library and growled. "Ok, hon, we're gonna go find a scientist. Let's get you his scent to track."


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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Phoenix on Thu May 04, 2017 11:43 am


Indigo Plateau | Morning
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"Fuck sneaky," Clair practically howled at Karen's ire, her teasing having riled up the woman gloriously. Karen was always so much more fun when pissed off. "I do not have enough fucks to get me through the day, not to mention having to do it while trying to be stealthy. Nu uh. I have power in this godforsaken hellhole and I'm going to fucking use it." Now there was a twist, Karen not only stepping up to her job but exercising her authority? This should be quite a show then.

She watched as Karen summoned her lovely, albeit rather stereotypical, hound and started acting her part. "Ok, hon, we're gonna go find a scientist. Let's get you his scent to track." Clair stepped behind her and gave a gentle push to the middle of Karen's back to egg her on. "Lead the way miss 'Head of Security'," she cackled. "Time to show these toddlers who they're messing with. You know, before they try and replace you."
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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Elm on Sat May 06, 2017 10:48 pm



Indigo Plateau (Library) | Morning
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Elm's face lit up in happiness as he walked past a map mounted on the wall, only to realize what he'd nearly passed and walk backwards to be in front of it again. "L- look! We f- found it, Fiona!"

"Huh, I think that's a new record," the ferret mused, glancing at the map. It was truly a shame she couldn't read. So many difficult tasks would be made much simpler if she could only help her human with them by being able to read and perhaps occasionally write.

"L- let's see... w- we're here." He pointed, pleased that the map had a 'you are here' star on it. "And w- we want to be... over... here." His hovering hand stopped, his finger coming to rest on the chunk of HQ dedicated to housing Unovian survivors.

"That's... big." Unable to read was one thing, but trying to memorize the route based on hallways and turning left or right was another. Her eyes studied the map, willing to commit it to memory. "I actually don't think it would take too long to get there now that we've seen a map, but actually finding him there- we have no idea where he might be. And he seemed pretty broken up so I wouldn't bet on finding him in the corridors or anything..."

"T- true, but we can at least s- start to get by getting there?"

"Fair enough. Let's get going."
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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Wally on Tue May 16, 2017 9:19 pm


Indigo Plateau: HQ [Cafeteria] || Morning || 31


Well, here we go, Wally sighs to himself as he yanks the uniform out of his closet. Time to do this again, I guess.

The sooner he starts, the sooner it'll be over with. It's not the best comfort in the world, but it's the best he can find for this situation. Plus, it's also solidly true; the more he puts it off, the bigger trouble he could be in. If he shows up on time then he won't be in trouble and the time will tick down soon enough to the end of his shift. This too, shall pass and all that.

A solid lump of iron settles in his stomach as he closes the bathroom door, staring at his uniform. Oh, right. He no longer even has his music...

"You know I can be out for some of the time you're working, right?" The concern in his fairy's voice isn't lost on him and Wally winces. He should've been a bit more careful in keeping his emotions in check, "What's wrong?"

It would be no use keeping this from him. Besides, Orion knows that he was going to get his Walkman back from Clair at some point today; if he lies about it now by giving him the impression he didn't ask Clair yet, he'll just have to tell him about the encounter later. What would be the point of that?

"Clair 'lost' my Walkman," he mumbles as he buttons up the front of the uniform and giving his hair one last haphazard comb. It doesn't work.

"We need to tell Steven. She didn't lose it. She probably even still has it."

"I don't need to snitch."

"If you want that Walkman back, you do." Wally grits his teeth at the calm voice. He's not trying to be superior or dig any insult deeper. He's just being truthful. That's Orion.

Sometimes, it's maddening.

"I'll think about it. First I'll check the Lost and Found counter. I know she didn't fucking lose it, but if she didn't keep it, she might've tossed it somewhere random. Someone might've picked it up and done the right thing by handing it over." Anything to put off going to Steven. Plus, no sense in reporting it if that is where his Walkman is. If he can avoid talking to Steven about this, he'll take it.

Orion sighs as Wally opens the squeaking door. Yeah, it's probably just dragging this out, but it's worth a try.


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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Steven on Fri May 19, 2017 6:41 pm

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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Silverishness on Tue May 23, 2017 8:04 pm

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"Lead the way miss 'Head of Security'," Clair cackled, succeeding in only fueling Karen's rare fury more. "Time to show these toddlers who they're messing with. You know, before they try and replace you."

"Over my fucking dead body," she growled out, stomping her way out of the library, her faithful hound at her side. Sensing the mood and alertness of his normally chill trainer, Eve trotted right at Karen's side, watching for any cue. Though she wasn't sure about why Karen was so angry, she was rather excited she was finally getting to do something in this awful place.

Karen made it to the labs in absolutely no time at all, all but pushing the security guards out of the way that were keeping the crime scene safe. When one tried to stop her, she whirled on the man and jabbed her finger in his face. "I'm your fucking boss; try and fucking stop me. I dare you." When he fell silent, she turned back to the room and quickly found her target: a lab coat with his name on it. "Eve, smell him out."


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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Phoenix on Thu May 25, 2017 8:28 am


Indigo Plateau | Morning
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"Over my fucking dead body."

Clair continued to cackle with glee as they barged down the hallways towards Karen's ultimate destination. Honestly she felt like it was Christmas morning and no one told her because this was the best gift she'd gotten in years. Her friend was in rare form today and it was made all the sweeter when one of her own subordinates tried to subdue her for trying to enter the 'crime scene'. What a laugh. As if anyone cared about a nameless dead man anyway they were just here to have something to do. Not like this person actually mattered. Very few people mattered in this shit hole in fact.

"I'm your fucking boss; try and fucking stop me. I dare you." Clair would have purred had she the ability. Hearing Karen so salty was the most delicious treat as her peon shrunk beneath her and showed his belly like a kicked mutt. "You tell him precious," she cheered with a Cheshire grin, eying the show from the doorway. "Eve, smell him out." Oh this was ever so much more fun than their other scavenger hunts. Perhaps he would resist and the Houndoom would have to bring him down. A little blood on the floor was no matter, the little green shit could clean it up later and then she could watch him cry again. For as awful as her morning started Clair was thrilled she had gotten up to work today. "Such wonderful progress. Maybe we can even have this wrapped up by lunch, wouldn't that be nice? I do so enjoy these outings of ours."
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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Elm on Mon May 29, 2017 12:40 pm



Indigo Plateau (Library) | Morning
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Hunting down the scientist was proving to be as difficult as they'd both expected. No sign of him in the hallways, nor in any of the public areas around the resident areas.

"Maybe h- he went shopping," Elm considered, smiling but giving away his worry with a puckered forehead.

"The optimism is nice, but I don't think so." Fiona sighed. "Even if he was, we don't know where the closest market area is. And like I said, I don't think he really wants to be out in public anyway. He's way too jittery."

"But then why b- be in the library?" the professor countered. "A public library is- well- public."

"I'm not sure," she admitted. "I'm going to guess that it was either an attempt to get him out of his room, or that  he just wanted to grab a book before retreating back there."

"And picking a book c- can take a long time. I've sure had experience with that." Simple fetch requests could turn into hours of sitting by the shelves and reading. Sometimes, books are too enticing to leave alone. Even when one has other matters to attend to.

"I say we keep search for his room before checking public areas around here."

"Well, all right..." He sighed. She had logic to her suggestion, but it didn't offer anything new to do besides ask around. The few who actually did know his name, and that only been one or two people so far, had no idea where he lived or where he might be. Others who knew his description just added to Fiona's point-- a timid rabbit, someone who avoided eye contact and conversation, who slipped in and out of crowds. Really, it was only the blue streak in his hair and the lab coat had made him stick out in anyone's memory; that or the occasional person who had almost bumped into him and, therefore, had gotten a better look at his face.

And there had only been a handful of people so far who recognized his description.

Still, it seemed that asking and looking was all they could do...
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Post by Wally on Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:00 pm


Indigo Plateau: HQ [Cafeteria] || Morning || 32


"This is a lot more boring without the Walkman."

In fact, Wally considered miserably and with no small amount of bitterness as he stared in disgust at the sink he was cleaning, this was turning out to be worse than he'd expected it to be.

"I mean, not that I expected it to be good, but y'know, I was trying to psyche myself up with 'it won't be that bad c'mon you're overreacting' and- welp." Talking out loud might make him feel kind of insane, but it had the side effect of reducing the oppressive silence. Which was nice, considering silence, bad thoughts, bad mental days, and boring tasks were never a recipe for anything good.

"Besides, this place is... kinda out of the way?" Hmm. How true was that exactly?

Probably not as true as he'd like it to be, really.

"Ugh. Maybe I should let Orion out..." At least then, with someone to talk to, he'd sound less insane if someone walked by. He frowns as he attacked a funny, stuck-on mess and tries not to consider what it might be. "Then again, I'd be making him endure... well... that." His stupid head. Stupid emotions. "... I'll give it a bit longer."

Right now he should be focusing on this stupid thing that won't come off. Dang, it's really glued on there. Reaching for his supply cart, he digs around a bit and extracts a can of cleaning solution, wincing as he lifts it with way more ease than he expected. Shit, it must be empty.

"Well shit, who put you back when you're clearly empty?" he growls at the can as he tosses it into the trash. He's not even sure where the nearest supply closet is; he grabbed this from the one nearest to the janitors' area so that he could assemble the missing bits of the supply cart and occupy his head immediately. Did he even pass a supply closet after that? He must've right?

"Eugh. Time to go find out, I guess."

(I'll be going on Idle now until needed again in a few rounds!)


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"Such wonderful progress," Clair purred from behind. Karen didn't pay her friend's enthusiasm any mind; at this point it was a soundtrack she'd more than memorized. "Maybe we can even have this wrapped up by lunch, wouldn't that be nice? I do so enjoy these outings of ours."

Eve sniffed the coat, imprinting the scent into her mind before sniffing the air and then trotting out of the room, intentionally checking her shoulder into the man's leg that had given her trainer trouble. Turning a corner, she kept her pace so the humans could follow without having to run, eyes focused on the floor below her. She'd find this asshole.

Ten minutes later, they were in the staff dorms. What, was he just sitting in his fucking room? I swear to God, if he's just in there, twiddling his fucking thumbs, I'm going to snap them off and shove them up his fucking nose. Finally, Eve came to a stop outside a door and intently stared up at it. This was him. Her first instinct was to kick the damn thing down and throttle the skinny little nerd in there, but one glance from her Houndoom stayed her. Well... fine. She wouldn't kick the door down, but she still didn't have to be nice. Dammit.

She knocked on the door forcefully and growled, "This is Head of Security, I'm coming in." Using her master key, she opened the door and swung it open, Eve trotting in and glaring daggers at the Psychic type. "Return your Pokemon. Now."


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