In the dark foliage, a shape darted through the undergrowth. In it's camouflage nearly invisible as it trampled on desiccated leaves and branches, a faint metallic jingling following with each step. The air was cold and reeked of the crisp death of October, so the crackling traveled far before being muffled by the many skeletons hanging overhead. Gradually slowing from earlier expediency, the shadowed silhouette stopped under the shade of a large oak tree, panting heavily as he stooped to catch his breath. A few seconds later getting up with a start, wide golden eyes glanced about frantically in the scant moonlight. Oh god no it's going to find me it's going to find me it's going to find me. Shivering from biting cold and gnawing fear, he wrapped himself with his arms and hoped his green garb would offer him some respite. With a change in the icy breeze, the acrid stench of a festering rot was brought to his attention. Blood now running cold as the winter winds whispering around him, his gaze returned upwards and he set off in the direction opposite of the doom he was warned of.
No matter where or how fast he ran, he couldn't escape the horrible smell of death that followed him. It only grew stronger as he continued deeper into the night. Feeling like he was going to gag from the stifling air he burst into an open grove. Slowly he walked forwards a few paces until he was in the center of the little hollow and looked up at the moon. It was so bright that not even the stars were visible around it, and it hung there being the sole light in the sky. Bitterness welled up his throat at the reminder of just how long he too had been alone, the ursa's knees buckled from the weight of it all. His brothers...He has failed them. It was probably for the better that he hadn't seen anyone, he'd probably screw up and get them killed. Just a walking disaster waiting to happen. He was going to die here, no one knowing or caring about his existence in this god forsaken forest. In the corner of his vision, the darkness skirted ever closer and he knew he was going to die alone. The Teddiursa let his head bow to the victorious loneliness and accepted his defeat. But his overwhelming despair was interrupted by something entirely unexpected.
"Hey! Hey you!"
Blinking away the tears forming in his eyes, the little bear looked up from the ground and stared in confusion. It was a purple balloon, talking to him.
The balloon drifted down from it's height to a little above his level, smoky blue eyes glowing with confidence and some supernatural force. The yellow 'X' on it's face turned out to be it's mouth, -Not it, she?- with a smile in the middle of her face.
"What 'cha doing all alone in the forest? It's kinda dark for hiking ya know. Hmmmm...?" She put one of her heart shaped appendages to her face in contemplation, then looked back at him with a kind concern in her eyes and voice. "Are you lost? It must be really scary huh...Well it's gonna be okay! I'll help you find your friends!" Those glowing sapphires looked back at him full of joy and hope. Those kinds of people died years ago, what was someone like this doing here of all places? Is this even happening?
Man, who knew flying could be so boring?!? She had been down from the clouds for hours and she hadn't seen anyone yet as she hovered above the treeline. "Stupid trees, blocking everyone's view..." Muttering aloud to herself as she drifted along, she couldn't help but feel lonely. It had been a long time since she was in the city and she hoped it was doing alright. She severely doubted the likes of The Heliotile or Shifter to be able to take over the city, but as Castelia's resident hero she of course would have some worry for it. "Ah well, it should still be standing by the time I get back. Man, the chief is going to chew me out so bad when I get back. That guy really needs to watch his blood pressure." In these mutterings and inane musings, she distracted herself from the oncoming dread. She hadn't seen a single soul since she came down, not even birds flying in the sky. The dead silence pervading the forest was giving her the creeps. The place was huge, even if half of it looked like it had been hit by a tornado. She couldn't say she knew much about the weather patterns in Johto, but no doubt she could get some good info on it at the next book store or library.
Sounds in the thicket below her caught her attention and she followed along, working hard to keep up with the fleeting shadow below. After awhile it had finally stopped, and the balloon paused for a bit to rest before continuing. It was a little green Teddiursa bent over in the grove, appearing to be dressed in a military outfit. She waved at him, but since his vision was currently directed towards the ground she opted for shouting at him as her second option.
This should get his attention "Hey! Hey you!"
It seemed to work and the Drifloon floated down so she could address this stranger more directly. Military are usually part of a unit, I wonder why this guy's all alone? "What 'cha doing all alone in the forest? It's kinda dark for hiking ya know. Hmmmm...?" Her eyes went wide when coming to a sudden realization and she looked back at the bear, really taking in his appearance. He was absolutely filthy aside from the clothing, strangely it seemed the bear cared more about their upkeep than his own. His eyes were a bright yellow with discoloration around his eyelids, a few shades lighter than looking like he'd gotten a pair of black eyes. The Teddiursa looked tired, and absolutely terrified. He was shaking even as he replied to her. Oh man, he looks like he hasn't slept in days. Poor guy! "Are you lost? It must be really scary huh...Well it's gonna be okay! I'll help you find your friends!"
Looks like a job for Spiderman!
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