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The HQ Team (PLOT)

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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Wally on Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:43 pm


Indigo Plateau: HQ [Kanto District Hospital - Colress's Hospital Room] || Early Afternoon || 47


"We'll get to the bottom of this," the Champion soothed, grounding the boy with his steady, solemn gaze. "We won't let anyone innocent be blamed and we'll do everything in our power to make sure no one else dies."

Wallace nodded and Wally felt another knot loosen in his chest. "We will. And... Would you like more company? I can leave Bubbles here with you, too."

Wally swallowed, realizing how dry his throat was, and contemplated the offer for a second. Bubbles was so sweet. It might help a lot to have him around... For a number of reasons too, considering his strength...

"O-okay. Please?" He leaned further into his cousin. "I... I'd appreciate it a lot."

"And I'm leaving Austentitic," Steven promised, face grim. "No one will bother you, I promise."

"I... I'd appreciate it a lot," he said softly, rubbing at his eyes. "Th-thank you. Both of you."


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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Steven on Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:52 pm



Indigo Plateau (Kanto District Hospital) | Early Afternoon (48)


"We will. And... Would you like more company? I can leave Bubbles here with you, too," Wallace added, and Steven felt a well of gratitude that he had backup in this.

"O-okay. Please?" Wally accepted, curling a bit more into his cousin "I... I'd appreciate it a lot."

"And I'm leaving Austentitic," Steven added, feeling resolve tighten. "No one will bother you, I promise."

Or hurt him. He'd like to think the murderer would have no interest in him but given the fact that he had been there so close to when the killer had been...

It may be paranoid, but a bit of paranoia in this case was probably fine.

"I... I'd appreciate it a lot," Wally murmured, scrubbing fists into his eyes and tugging Steven's heartstrings. "Th-thank you. Both of you."

"Of course," the Champion soothed.

He restrained himself from jumping when the door opened, but Wally couldn't, the boy starting terribly. Hiding a wince, Steven turned to see who dared to disturb them and was mollified by the sight of a nervous young lady a year or two younger than himself who really looked like she'd rather not be here.

Which was infinitely better than Clair, who he thought may have followed them here at some point.

Glancing at Wallace and stepping forward to give the two cousins some cover, aware that Wally would rather people not see him in such a state, Steven addressed their visitor.

"Yes? Can I help you?"

"Ah- Champion Steven, sir- um-" She struggled over her words and Steven gave her a gentle smile. The willingness to be patient seemed to help a bit and she took a deep breath and let it out, the words coming right afterwards. "Security Chief Karen asked me to come find you and Mr. Simmons. She'd like to speak with you."

Well, it wasn't surprising, but he'd hoped he could stay with Wally just a bit longer. He couldn't blow off an official investigation no matter how much he loved the boy.

"We'll be right along, thank you."

With a nervous smile, she ducked out of the doorway, Steven half-turned to give his friends a rueful look, and Wally, pale and wane, nodded sadly.

"I'm sorry, Wally," Steven said. Wally gave him a tired little smile.

"I know. It's okay. Go do your Champion stuff." He pressed the button and let Orion out, who leaned down over the chair and wrapped his arms around the boy's neck. Steven, remembering himself, reached into his pocket and drew out his Skarmory's pokeball, letting the bird out. Though Austentitic could not possibly know what was going on, he knew immediately that he was to guard the exhausted, sad boy seated on the chair, and he nodded to Steven.

"I'll be okay."

And so, with another apology and a hug, Steven went, hoping this would be quick.
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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Silverishness on Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:09 pm

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Indigo Plateau [Kanto District Hospital]||Early Afternoon


"O-okay. Please?" Wally asked, curling more into Wallace's embrace, causing the latter to smile warmly. "I... I'd appreciate it a lot."

"Of course, hon."

"And I'm leaving Austentitic," Steven added. "No one will bother you, I promise."

Wallace let out a small breath of relief; with three pokemon looking after Wally, he would surely be ok. Not that Wally was likely a target for anyone , but after their unfortunate interactions with Clair and Karen, Wallace really didn't like the idea of leaving Wally and the sick doctor alone. "I... I'd appreciate it a lot. Th-thank you. Both of you."

"Of course," the Champion soothed.

The door opening caused Wally to jump nearly his own height into the air, and Wallace pulled him close, putting his body between whoever was daring to enter and his shaken cousin. Steven also, thankfully, took up a defensive position between them, and addressed the stranger at the door.

"Yes? Can I help you?"

"Ah- Champion Steven, sir- um-" She struggled a moment, but Wallace imagined that Steven's natural soothing charisma settled whatever nervousness she was feeling. "Security Chief Karen asked me to come find you and Mr. Simmons. She'd like to speak with you."

Had Karen found something? "We'll be right along, thank you." The stranger bowed and quickly made her exit, likely to make sure she didn't delay in getting back to Karen.

"I'm sorry, Wally," Steven apologized, but Wally calmly rebuffed it.

"I know. It's okay. Go do your Champion stuff." With that dismissal, he summoned Orion and Steven in turn summoned his Skarmory. Taking the cue, Wallace brought out Bubbles, and almost immediately, though the bird and water mouse couldn't possibly know what had happened, took the opportunity to settle near Wally in a protective circle. "I'll be okay."

Wallace beamed at the sight and nodded. "You certainly will." He turned to Steven and nodded, leading the way back to the security hub.




Karen stared at the computer monitor with narrowed, dull eyes as she listlessly breathed out a long drag of cigarette smoke. She was perched on her file cabinet, almost completely obscured by how much smoke was in the room. She should have been scouring more files for another lead, but this new development had her stumped good.

It wasn't Ganon.

She didn't turn as Steven and his fop opened her door, the latter recoiling with a coughing fit. "Wh--! Where did all this smoke--?! Karen, is there a fire in there?"

"No," she answered without bothering to move even her eyes to the coughing Water master. "I'm smoking."

"And how have the smoke detectors not gone off?!"

Turned 'em off." Still, she made no motion. She was perfectly motionless, save for her hand going and withdrawing from her mouth. A good dozen used cigarettes lay on the cold linoleum, lazily discarded. "Don't leave the door open. Didn't get the ones out there."

"Wow, that's safe."


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Re: The HQ Team (PLOT)

Post by Wally on Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:00 pm


Indigo Plateau: HQ [Kanto District Hospital - Colress's Hospital Room] || Early Afternoon || 48


"Of course, hon," Wallace soothed. Wally closed his eyes, grateful for the millionth time that he had such an understanding guardian

"And I'm leaving Austentitic," he heard Steven add. Make that understanding guardians. "No one will bother you, I promise."

Being so huddled into his cousin, he felt Wallace sigh a little, no doubt relieved that Wally would be so well guarded. He wasn't the only one. "I... I'd appreciate it a lot. Th-thank you. Both of you."

"Of course."

The door opened and the sudden, expected noise, coupled with the immediate knowledge that someone was entering, set Wally's nerves afire; before he could control himself he jumped near out of his skin. Wallace held him closer while Wally breathed deeply, feeling his face flush as he tried to reign in his heartbeat. Wow, that was pathetic. At least Steven was handling all the talking.

"Yes? Can I help you?"

"Ah- Champion Steven, sir- um-" Wally's heart sank as he turned in his seat to look. Oh no, don't let it be someone here because of Karen or someone else official asking them back, please don't, please please please- "Security Chief Karen asked me to come find you and Mr. Simmons. She'd like to speak with you."

Damn it. His stomach felt full of rocks.

"We'll be right along, thank you," Steven promised the lady in a response entirely expected and super unwelcome. Far from stupid, Steven turned around to see Wally watching, eyes sad.

"I'm sorry, Wally," he apologized softly, and Wally tried to smile to ease his guilt at having to leave him. It wasn't his fault, after all.

"I know. It's okay. Go do your Champion stuff." Realizing he needed the company asap, Wally let Orion out, the fairy standing antsily on the side as he waited for Wallace to part from his human's side so that he could take Wallace's place in holding him. Steven in turn let out Austentitic, and Wallace, Bubbles. At the Champion's last worried look at him, Wally gave him another smile he was sure did not look happy, but hopefully the fact that he managed a smile at all would set him at ease.

"I'll be okay."

Wallace smiled too, and the sight soothed Wally a little further. "You certainly will."

And then, with a final hug, they were gone. Orion moved to occupy the seat that Wallace vacated, pulling Wally close as he curled into him.

"I'm here," he soothed. Wally wiped at his face, reluctant to spill his soul when Bubbles and Austentitic were in the room. He loved them dearly, but there were a great number of things he'd like to talk about and none of them could ever get back to Wallace and Steven ever.

It would have to wait until later.

"Stay close?" he pleaded.

"Of course."

It was quiet for a few minutes and then the door opened again, Orion looking to find Lavender nosing her way in, a bundle of folded clothes in her mouth. Instantly, Wally relaxed, giving the cat a tearful smile as she brought the boy her package and rubbed her face against his leg as he relieved her of it.

"Th-thanks, Lav."

"Of course," she purred, eyeing Colress as she stopped loving his leg and sat back to survey him. As she spotted the bunny-mouse and the bird, Wally watched the gears in her head turn as she made the split-second (reluctant) decision not to immediately leap onto the hospital bed to settle around the sick doctor. They all understood how important it was to maintain the idea that Wally wasn't as close friends with the man as he was, and so regretably, the cat would be denied her usual nature here.

Wally had no doubt she would make up for that later at some other point, but for now she'd have to forgo snuggling. At least until the man was visibly upset.

"I'm gonna go change," he said softly, and Orion let him go so he could stand. He stumbled a moment before finding his balance and then stretched, giving his worried pokemon a reassuring smile that probably came out a lot more nervous than he would've liked.

Stepping inside the bathroom and being alone again made it all real again in a rush, especially as he stared at the blood on his uniform. Swallowing a sound of disgust and pain, he ripped the clothes off as quickly as he could and with shaking hands tried to pull his clothes on.

He didn't know what he would do when Colress woke up and panicked, as he definitely would, but for the moment he just had to keep himself calm and not think too much about the blood and the dead person and all the other dead people he'd seen and wow he was bad at this.


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