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Post by ShadowCharizard Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:10 pm

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"I will admit, I am not exactly the expert on that myself, I was forced to evolve and never had the chance to really grasp what I am. My old master, before he passed called me a Togeren, however. My apologies though, I cannot really explain further."  A Togeren? That's unusual but maybe that would explain what he is. Now that made  Arry wonder if there was others like Xiao out there. "Stars... yes, I do. I used to spend many nights watching the skies in my old home." Arry's eyes lit up in excitement that Xiao also likes seeing the stars. He now has another pokemon to watch the stars with.

Arry ran back to Mel as he was happy and wanted to tell her what he heard. "Mel, he likes the stars too! Can we see the stars tonight if we stay close?" Honestly he wanted to show his favorite star.

OoC))Short Post, going to add more later on.
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Post by ShadowCharizard Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:39 pm

OoC)) Skip, Mathias simply nods to Xiao in agreement that caution is advised and Bastet stays close to Arry in case he had more questions for Xiao.
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||The Battle Tower [7th Floor] | Midday||
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Despite the tense atmosphere currently surrounding the group, Xiao noted that Arry was still acting blissfully unaware and more interested in his own line of questioning. It was almost endearing, though the nagging thought of when such innocence would be broken quickly sobered Xiao before the thought could reach any sort of fruition. "Mel, he likes the stars too! Can we see the stars tonight if we stay close?" Perhaps, many, many years later, such childlike wonder would have been seen as cute to the togeren. Now, all he could do was smile sadly at Arry, though it never reached his eyes. It was a shame, that their peace had to disturbed by the paranoid idea that there was something stalking the group.

His eyes slid over to Mathias at that thought, narrowing a hair. He had no place to judge this group; he was the outsider here. However Xiao was already starting to draw his own conclusions on each different member of this gathering. So far, the charizard had not earned any points in his favor. He was impulsive, and said things far too flippantly, risking the group and setting in unease that could be a death trap these days. Stirring unrest could leads to mistakes further down the line... and that can lead to death. Xiao thought bitterly, reminded of the time he failed his own village. He was supposed to protect them, and instead they all died because of his shortcomings.

He vowed to never fail anyone like that again.

His attention went to Faux as the two he assumed were the leads of their group processed Mathias's words. "We already knew we are not alone; Xiao is with us now afterall, and it would but foolish to assume he is the only one." She was calm, more level headed than Cinder, he noted. Cinder was more brash in the way she spoke, but not without thought like a certain dragon that travelled with them. Xiao huffed a soft breath, his golden eyes briefly glancing at the others of their group.

His eyes fell immediately on Etincelle, catching the nervousness in the shiny's stance, the tense way he was standing... there was fear building, something that had Xiao's feathers prickling up a little and his eyes narrowed briefly. "I didn't notice that." Once more, another pokemon who hadn't noticed Mathias's claims earlier. The togeren kept tuned into Etincelle, though his eyes this time went back over to mathias, watching the starter closely. "You really think so?" He could hear the tension in the electric type's voice, and it started to set Xiao on edge.

"We didn't see anything but something has been eating in here." Cinder's stern voice seemed to cut through the tension thick in the air briefly, giving Xiao a moment to breathe from the mounting feelings of tenseness. "We're literally scouring the place, why wouldn't we find it if the things still here?" Bitterness in Cinder's tone told Xiao that even she was on edge at the charizard's words, and Xiao lifted his head, raising onto his hild legs as he peered down the hallway on all sides to them, trying to see if there was anything. He even raised his nose to the ceiling and tried to see if there were any scents, anything he could use to confirm or deny anything.

"Theres always a chance," fear was beginning to mount in the less astute and more flighty members of their posse, once more pulling on that prickling feeling that was starting to build in Xiao's body, like a live wire slowly being imbued with more charge. "Just a moments enough to-" His eyes flicked over to the electrike as his words were cut off, noting with a soft sigh as Melanie's tails were placed over his mouth to silence the spiralling electric type. Good, at least he had someone to keep him calmer... they didn't need someone panicking right now.

"Yes," Cinder's affirmation to Xiao's words got a nod from the togeren, and his lower set of wings flared out ever so slightly to show his affimation. "Whatever it is we should be ready. This isn't a great place for a fight." Now his eyes went to the walls, scrutinizing them as possible issues when fighting. If he were forced to fight in this place, it would be difficult. He was large in stature and although he was no stranger to fighting, even he would have some trouble trying to keep himself from getting struck with any other kind of attack or even friendly fire.

His best bet would be to teleport to better ground for a fight... but what about the others? His head craned back to the rest of the group, and he breathed a low sigh. He wouldn't leave this group undefended. If they were forced to fight in these abysmal halls, he could see about teleporting them all out instead. He would be terribly drained afterwards and would be forced to rest... but he would fulfill his duty to keep others safe by doing so. It does not matter what happens to the weapon during a fight, as long as the user is protected. He thought, raising his head with a low huff. A little fatigue was nothing; he'd had far worse.

"Theres been a bad spell of luck regarding Houndooms around here. Safe to say its not a welcome thought that one could be lurking these floors." Now that got Xiao's attention. They'd had problems with houndooms before? That explained the fear and tension that cut through the group like a knife. Fear of previous traumas always seemed to hit more than a fear of an unknown enemy. Houndooms themselves were no joke to begin with; and having prior bad experiences with them only made the worry that dug into the group more understandable.

"We need to stay together. Always." Etincelle's urgent words got a soft hum from Xiao, and the togeren flicked his eyes over to Mathias, watching his reaction to the unrest he'd seemingly stirred within the group. Though he was only new to this place, he hadn not seen or heard this mystery canine, how could he so accurately guess who or what it was just by some bites and a pawprint? "No one wander off alone." He nodded in agreement to Etincelle's statement, though his eyes never left Mathias now, his thoughts starting to wander.

He seemed so sure it was a houndoom, too. Is he affiliated with the antagonists of this group? A spy perhaps? No... he doesn't seem smart enough for that. More of a brute than brain. His Espeon companion though... she lacks tact, but may be the intelligence here. Mathias clearly has a link with her; he said he was talking to her earlier before they joined us. They could be plotting mentally, something we wouldn't be able to tell. His thoughts got a furrowed brow from Xiao, but he stubbornly kept his mouth shut for the moment. He was still new here, he didn't have the right to be pointing fingers. But the longer it went on, the more his suspicions grew. His eyes bore holes into the charizard's face as he watched him, taking in each movement and how he talked. If he was lying... Xiao would try to catch him out in it. Everyone slipped up eventually.

Still, that could be determined later. "I agree with staying together. If a fight does break out, I can also see about teleporting us all out of here. It won't work long distance with many others... but it is a quick escape if we need to get out of this tower and back outside in an emergency." Xiao offered, finally pulling his eyes away from Mathias to look back at the group, hoping to offer some comfort in the tense moment.
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Post by Dandelion Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:55 pm

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The Battle Tower [7th Floor] || Midday
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"We need to stay together. Always. No one wander off alone." Etincelle spoke firmly, his hurting words enough to clench the fox's jaw. If Rosko had allowed company, if she had insisted on going along with him, would it have been different? Biting down harder a shudder passed down the Vulpix's spine as she forced the thought away. There's no changing the past. They could only learn from it, and learn to live with the feeling. "Have a partner at least, two depending on the group." Cinder agreed, her gaze shifting cautiously between Mel and Arry. If this bitch was truly to violent, so swift, would a group even protect them? "I agree with staying together. If a fight does break out, I can also see about teleporting us all out of here. It won't work long distance with many others... but it is a quick escape if we need to get out of this tower and back outside in an emergency."

"That will be most helpful." With an affirmative nod the fox did her best to stay stoic, though the weight of the scene could not be fully smothered. "If its worst case scenario we will need such a fast response." Her paws had failed them, but vanishing in an instant could save them from the same fate. Letting out a tense sigh she had been holding the fox reminded herself they were getting ahead of themselves. We still dont know what it is for sure, or if its still here. Fixating her eyes on the droning hall ahead she struggled to focus on anything before them. And it could still be a random one if it is a Houndoom Rosko had been here too, and they were native to the region after all, but it was not enough to convince the fox the murder would not return to the scene of her crimes.

With a second sigh she shifts her gaze to the Quilava. She was staring intensely ahead of them, but her unfocused eyes made it clear her thoughts were elsewhere. With a nudge from her Cinder was snapped back to it, jerking suddenly at the touch and recalling where she stood. "Perhaps we should reach the end before checking these rooms? If theres another healing center it'll likely be further away, and we need to double back anyway to leave this floor."
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Post by Dandelion Mon Jul 11, 2022 8:38 pm

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The Battle Tower [7th Floor] || Midday
Etincelle 177 || Melanie 177


Melanie could feel the tension coming from Etincelle, and took a hurried step to press against his side. They did not need him to continue; the Elelctrike's pain was palpable to all, and the memory was still fresh in her mind. What an unwelcome word, let alone thought that they could be in such company. "No one's wandering off." She assured him, voice loud and firm to ensure all could hear and agree. They would need to stay close when searching rooms, not split the group over irrational fears, scout more carefully than before... "Have a partner at least, two depending on the group." Both Pokemon's shoulders relaxed a little knowing Cinder laid down the new rules with a firm hand, but Etincelle struggled to keep his positive outlook. Legends, he couldn't handle another horrible loss.

"I agree with staying together. If a fight does break out, I can also see about teleporting us all out of here. It won't work long distance with many others... but it is a quick escape if we need to get out of this tower and back outside in an emergency." The weight shifted a bit more, allowing the Electrike to take in a deep breath "Your ability really comes in handy." He coos, finding himself jealous of his power. Sprinting, running, endurance was his strength, but even the fasted paws could not complete with teleportation. "That will be most helpful." Faux agreed, the tension already starting to defuse with the calmer conversation. "If its worst case scenario we will need such a fast response." With a vigorous nod Etin could not agree more, but he could not find any further words to add.

"Mel, he likes the stars too! Can we see the stars tonight if we stay close?" Arry chirped, the strain of their chatter thankfully lost on him as he continued on whimsically. Forcing a sweet smile the Ninetales tips her snout in the direction of his voice. "Perhaps, but its a while yet before itll be dark enough." Her sense of time was strained to say the least, but the warmth of the light from the windows and tone of the eigengrau she saw was enough to give her an indication of light. "You'll have to tell me all about them too~! She chimes, a small hop added to her step.
Legends, if only this were over, and they were lounging together beneath the night's sky. Her leg was aching, nearly throbbing if she was being honest, and Melanie was painfully aware she was the reason they were still here, why couldn't call it a success with what they had so far. Despite the pain the fox could still convince herself that a long rest and time off the leg would make a world of difference. That they could come back later, tomorrow even, when they were less rattled. "Perhaps we should reach the end before checking these rooms? If theres another healing center it'll likely be further away, and we need to double back anyway to leave this floor." Cinder proposes, making both Pokemon realize just how many they skipped. If we look now we could possibly be out sooner. Or later, if it truly was at the end. "That sounds fine. At least we'd know whats in front and behind us as we searched." The hounds agrees, adding his cents.
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Post by ShadowCharizard Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:53 am

OoC)) Skip, Arry is just excited and staying close to Mel.
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Post by ShadowCharizard Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:44 am

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Mathias knew that houndooms can become dangerous if it was owned by someone with impulsive desires to cause harm. Hearing the bad luck of houndooms had Mathias curious on what happened. Maybe it was best though to ask when they're back to the castle. Seeing Xiao looking at him though, it made him feel maybe he said something wrong that caused him to not trust him. Mathias didn't mean to offend him. Regardless, he'll apologize for his flub up on the name. Hopefully that will get him to trust him a little.

Bastet watch as Arry continued to be as cheerful as ever. Of all the pokemon, this aron has an innocent and cheerful outlook in his life. She misses the old days when she was that cheerful. Maybe I should let loose sometime and have a little fun. I haven't played in a long time but I'll do it for Arry's sake. Maybe tonight we can take him outside to watch the stars. Hopefully the conditions are right and not cloudy. It would break his heart if it was cloudy or rainy. She couldn't bear to see him sad and not see the stars. "Say Xiao, I'm not sure if you had heard of this before but have you heard anything like a pokemon adopting another like a brother or sister?" The espeon asked out of curiosity.

Mathias then said something too Xiao hoping to ease the tensions if it occurred. "Sorry, I didn't mean to get you upset on getting your name wrong. I feel pretty embarrassed just even getting it wrong." Truthfully he still feels embarrassed for the flub up. Even his expression showed how embarrassed he was. Honestly, he wished he could say it right but he just needed time to get the pronouncement correct. 
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There was still an uncomfortable air among the group, the tenseness that hung heavy int he air was something that he couldn't stand to feel for too long, making Xiao hope that it would pass sooner rather than later. He couldn't shake the feeling that was creeping up his back at the idea that perhaps Mathias knew more than he was letting on, he certainly acted like it. The togeren watched him closely, before his gold eyes finally flicked away, deciding to come back to that thought later, once they had more evidence.

Evidence for what, though... he didn't know. He hoped it wasn't damning evidence.

"Your ability really comes in handy." He blinked at the soft words of praise from Etincelle, noting the tones of awe. It was something that Xiao was almost embarassed of; he wans't used to being praised like that, he was only doing what he was asked to do, nothing more. He didn't need to be praised for doing his job, it was what was expected on him. Still, he wouldn't voice these thoughts, instead only giving Etincelle a polite, thankful nod. Better to just accept it, he supposed.

"That will be most helpful." At the very least, they were starting to parse to a calmer conversation. Xiao gave a nod of his head in reply, his fur and feathers starting to settle back down again. "If its worst case scenario we will need such a fast response." That if was what it banked on, though in Xiao's experience, it was always good to be prepared for the what if scenarios no matter what. Less people are killed if one is already prepared for the outcome, no matter how unlikely. He thought solemnly, letting out a soft sigh.

"Mel, he likes the stars too! Can we see the stars tonight if we stay close?" At least there was one person in their group who was blissfully unaware of the mounting tension in the group. One could always count on the innocence of youth in these times, at least. Idly, Xiao watched Arry for the moment, his golden gaze watching how the young steel type seemed glued to Mel's side. He seemed rather enthralled with her, something that Xiao found rather endearing at least.

At least it seemed, Mel was not bothered by the child's constant questions and comments. Xiao was unsure how he would take the constant questions, personally. He was never a people person at the best of times, so being in such a group was really testing his social batteries. "Perhaps, but its a while yet before itll be dark enough." He looked out the window, trying to peer at the sun through the glass. The sun was still high in the sky, so they would have plenty of time before nightfall came at least. "You'll have to tell me all about them too~! Perhaps... he could try to be social when it came to the stars later on. He could talk when he was focused on something else, something that wasn't him.

"Perhaps we should reach the end before checking these rooms? If theres another healing center it'll likely be further away, and we need to double back anyway to leave this floor." Finally, something he could respond to that wasn't mundane chatter. Xiao was not one who enjoyed being idle with his time, he needed to be doing something, he needed his body moving to feel like he was being useful. Idle hands meant people got injured, in his experience. Xiao nodded at once at the idea of moving onwards, standing and moving ahead a few steps, peering further down the hallway.

"That sounds fine. At least we'd know whats in front and behind us as we searched." He gave an agreeing hum to Etincelle's comment, his two severed wings ruffling a little as he reared onto his hind legs to get a better view of what was down the hallway. He couldn't see anything, so at least it seemed like the place was still mostly empty. He hadn't had the chance to really look around when he first teleported here after all.

The sound of feet approaching the togeren got his attention, and he blinked, looking down to see the espeon at his side, starting to talk to him. He held back his sigh of irritation for the sake of appearing nice. "Say Xiao, I'm not sure if you had heard of this before but have you heard anything like a pokemon adopting another like a brother or sister?" Was... was she asking him that, or was she expecing him to be stupid enough to not understand it? The togeren's eyes lidded a little, narrowing to almost a glare. The way she'd worded that, he couldn't tell if she was being patronizing or not.

Still, he had to be nice, he was still the newest link here. "... I have. Back in my old home it was called sworn brothers, or sworn sisters. I am... unsure why you are asking me this, though." He stated plainly, briefly glancing back at Cinder, and then to Faux, looking to see if they had any other orders for him so he could cease this pointless conversation. He was not interested in sharing stories from his past, that time was dead and gone, no amount of reminiscing would bring it back.

His avoidance of the topic unfortunately was not an order, but seemingly more pointless conversation. "Sorry, I didn't mean to get you upset on getting your name wrong. I feel pretty embarrassed just even getting it wrong." Still with that? Xiao's eyes narrowed again, this time into a glare as he let out a long, slightly irritated breath. He'd already said it was fine, why was it still being brought up? Now it seemed like the charizard was trying to get under the togeren's skin. He turned away instead, focusing his eyes ahead to where they were going.

"As I said before, it is no matter. Many people get it wrong, you will learn in time. Perhaps listening to your companions say it may help you learn to say the word properly. You do not need to constantly apologize to me." He stated curtly, tilting his head to look back at Mathias once he was done with his first statement. "Now, may we please cease the apologies for something I have already moved past from? We were given a task, I would like to complete it without further distraction."
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"That sounds fine. At least we'd know whats in front and behind us as we searched." Cinder nodded to the response, but the single answer did not fill her with confidence. Did the others not care, or did they see it as a nonissue? Tilting her head slightly to the side the Quilava snorted as she knew the answer; they did not wish to oppose her. As the team walked they made good progress, the length of the pathway feeling much shorter than their prior venture, though she knew that was simply from not checking each space they passed properly. A side glance in open rooms and nothing more, no need to check when they only has one need remaining.

Still, a sense of unease had settled along her spine. The thought of a Houndoom, the Houndoom bring around was enough to make her pulse race, and she wanted out of this place as soon as they were able. The chatter had mostly died back, leaving the Pokemon alone with her thoughts, but when it returned she felt a punch in her throat. "Say Xiao, I'm not sure if you had heard of this before but have you heard anything like a Pokemon adopting another like a brother or sister?" Sheer bewilderment froze the Quilava's steps, her legs going stiff and making for an awkward gate as she stared with wide eyes full of disbelief. Cinder could not stop the heavy sigh for wheezing out of her maw, a disappointed shake of her head accompanying the paw that pinched between her eyes.

Faux turned her head to see the her reaction play out physically on the starters face; why in legends names would she ask that? Xiao's response was much of the same, his tone taking on irritation for the first time. "Now, may we please cease the apologies for something I have already moved past from? We were given a task, I would like to complete it without further distraction." Faux could feel his annoyance, the change in his stance, the slight edge to his tone and breath as well as the obvious dismissal to the chatter directed at him. Lest she let the pair continue this unknown game, or allow Cinder to go on a rampage, her own growling words cut them short. "Is this really the time for such obvious questions? You answered it yourself by calling it adopting, and I already told you family is who you choose and not those bound by blood alone." She huffed, flicking her tails and eyeing Cinder's twitching expression. Bastet had proven multiple to say whatever came to mind, but Faux expected such a superficial thought to have come from Arry.

"Seriously? That isnt some radical concept; its pretty commonplace, especially in whats left of this world." Cinder huffed indignantly before forcing her attention back to the path before them and saw it was already coming to an end. Good, back to the task at hand, she thought initially before realizing the mass amount of light filtering in from ahead of them was coming from a pair of elevator cars.
"Christ.." she gasps seeing the cracked glass, glass thicker than most the walls surrounding them, and one elevator car that was completely broken and fallen. Minor fragments of glass dotted the carpet where the panes were chipped, though they were structurally whole still. "Well, we arent going down on this side." She laughs anxiously, hoping to lighten the mood as she eyed down the bend in the hall. It held little to no interest, barely holding room for two doors before coming to an abrupt end, though it looked filthy and scarred like the elevators. "Guess we start heading back and searching then. Nothing can come up behind us at least."
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The conversation tipped a bit unfavorably, with odd questions and dead comments returning for something frustrating and stagnant. Etincelle found himself shuffling his paws as he walked, making his gait uneven as he tried to tune the others out. Though adoption was not the right term for them the chatter had reminded him of his dear sister. They had bounds of blood so the ties were true, but having not known her all his life there was some part of him that made her feel like chosen family... a family a longed to find once more. With a shift of his shoulders he felt the Thunderstone shuffle, its uneven surface comforting and unique.

Their awkward walk seemed to come to a sudden halt, the path ending much quicker than the other hall. The windows came to an end, signs displayed on the walls with meanings he would never understand, but before them was something he did understand; it was another elevator. The fancy glass shuttles looked just like the ones they had come up in, except these were in considerably terrible shape. The thick, sturdy glass was scoured with claws marks and spider vein cracks. "By the Legends," he breaths though clenched teeth, sniffing deeply to scent for any lingering threats. "Im glad the one we came up in didn't look like this.."

Looking up at Melanie he could see her ears were even more primed than usual, her inferring ability running on overdrive for context. Approaching the glass box the Electrike recoiled upon being able to see below it, and worse, that the second car to its side was no where to be seen. "Good gods." Broken cables, cracked glass, back splatters of who knows what stained where the elevator car used to be. Sniffing, the pungent smell of oil and rot covered all, but it did not seem to be fresh. The bright sun shone through the cars and bounced off all the glass, along with a few scattered shards on the ground. "Careful Mel," he warned, "drag your paws; theres glass around here." The Ninetales nodded in thanks but said nothing, her thoughts racing at to what state the assumed elevator was in.

"Well, we arent going down on this side." Cinder states, and a similarly awkward snort wheezed from Etin's maw as he led Melanie carefully around the glass. "Something really didn't want Pokemon coming, or going I guess." The fox commented, though Etin could only shake his head in dismay. "It looks old though, so that something shouldnt be around at least." Still, much like the mess that was the lower floors it was concerning to know such violence had taken place here. "I wonder if it happened inside the box. There isnt much damage or signs except immediately around it." At the victims fallen with it, or trapped the assailant? A shuddering thought, and one the Electrike pushed past to turn the corner past the elevators. He was met with a very quick dead end, the signs of the battle he dismissed now showing though it told little of the actual story. "Guess we start heading back and searching then. Nothing can come up behind us at least." Cinder told them, and while he had agreed to this very plan the hound suddenly felt awkward about doubling back.

Nudging Melanie he helped the fox turn and back away from the grass strewn carpet. She moved with careful steps, cautious and sliding to avoid the pinpricks, but it was her ears that held the most focus. They were tense, practically quivering as they adjusted to the tiniest sound and noise. Something had caught her attention, some faint noise that was both distant and close, but the electric Pokemon was none the wiser. Tipping his snout up toward hers Etincelle wondered what she was so focused on that she had not paid attention to the rest of them, but he did not wish to break her concentration so directly. Instead he released a light breath as he tried to hype the team. "Alright, healing room, lets find it and end it!"
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Arry had no idea what the adults was talking about but something didn't feel right. It was as if there was a bad pokemon roaming around and stalking them. Looking around though, he couldn't see anything that would hint of that. Maybe he was just afraid of this place. "This place is starting to get scary.... There's a bad pokemon hurting others isn't there?" Arry asked as his voice was sounding as if there's a fear he isn't wanting to talk about. Though he must be brave for Miyu when she comes back, he has to.

OoC)) Short post again, can't really think of much today.
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Mathias was making a fool of himself and it wasn't good for anyone. It was annoying Xiao and everyone else, not mention Bastet was getting annoyed with Mathias' behavior. The Charizard no idea he was overdoing it. The fire type needed to stop with his foolishness and get his head back into the game but his worries made it difficult for him to think clearly and he knew it made a bad impression of himself to others.

Bastet with a very annoyed look to her looked at Mathias and finally told him herself. "Stop it! You're acting like a child Mathias, he said it's not a problem! Now let's just focus on the task at hand before it gets late and we have to abort our search." Even though she could say more to him, she still cared about him and is worried about his well being. "It's okay Arry, we won't let any bad pokemon hurt you. Remember what Faux said, be a brave boy, do it for Miyu, can you do that sweetie?" Bastet said softly to the Aron. The eeveelution could tell that there was a fight here that went into chaos. damage to the elevator they came up to in at the end of one hall. All she knew was there was definitely fatalities that happened from the bloodstains that looked old and oil. What happened in this tower? Was there a trainer that had no idea of a pokemon that was infected?

They start heading back and with the morale of the team a bit off, Etin lightens the mood up. "Alright, healing room, lets find it and end it!" Hopefully there will be plenty of medical supplies in there. Bastet then looked at Mathias before psychically communicating with him to at least cheer him up. From what she can tell, something is bothering him. Mathias, sorry I snapped at you like that. What's gotten into you lately? I know you're worried but please just wait on telling us what's going on once we get back to the castle. Okay? Please big brother? Mathias then nods in return to her that he'll relax. Okay Bast, I'll do it for you. You said that you'll work with me right? Help me get his name said correctly if you could. 

The Charizard calmed down and straightened out. "What would be the chances of the healing room being the mother load of medicine? I mean, if we're lucky, we could have more than enough to last a while." If luck wasn't on there side and it was moved, then they'd have to proceed to the next floor sooner than expected.
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((Still feel like ass lol, ended up getting covid. But I can think clearly and type up a reply now.))
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At the very least, it seemed like his sudden snap at Mathias wasn't taken harshly by the others. If anything, they seemed to agree with his irritated response to both the charizard and espeon. That gave Xiao more to think about with how the group seemed to think about the aforementioned pokemon, his golden eyes back to watching Mathias and Bastet as he thought to himself. "Is this really the time for such obvious questions? You answered it yourself by calling it adopting, and I already told you family is who you choose and not those bound by blood alone." At the very least, at least he still had Faux and Cinder to agree with, that was the most important thing to the togeren.

"Seriously? That isnt some radical concept; its pretty commonplace, especially in whats left of this world." At the very least, they were moving again. Xiao let out a soft, relieved breath as they started to walk on, easily falling back into step a little behind Cinder and Faux. His eyes scanned the path ahead of them, noting with at least a hint of relief that the hallway ended just up ahead. Though from what he could see, there was far more light filtering through, and Xiao could feel his hackles start to rise a little. Something didn't seem right here...

"Stop it! You're acting like a child Mathias, he said it's not a problem! Now let's just focus on the task at hand before it gets late and we have to abort our search." He was jerked from his thoughts as Bastet snapped at Mathias, jerking his head over to look at them, golden eyes transfixed on the starter and eeveelution. His eyes narrowed and Xiao's mouth set in a frown, brows pulling closer together. You're just as much at fault as he is. You also say things that don't have anything to do with the situation, you're not blameless here. He thought, wings flicking a little bit as he shook his head to try and chase away the distracting thoughts, wanting to focus on the task at hand.

No sooner than he did, their party had stopped in their tracks. "Christ.." Peering carefully over Cinder at the elevators ahead, Xiao felt that worrisome feeling from before come back with a vengeance. His fur and feathers prickled up a little further, and he tilted his head as Etin voice a similar exclamation of surprise, "by the Legends." Xiao hummed out his own soft agreement, carefully stepping forwards and around some of the glass shards to sniff at the elevator, peering down the shaft where the matching car seemed to have fallen down.

Just what could have done this damage? He reared up to carefully trace a few of the claw marks with a finger, his eyes narrowing as he thought about it. Something clearly didn't want anyone using these, but why were these ones broken and unusable while the other cars that they'd come up in were seemingly still functional? "Im glad the one we came up in didn't look like this.." Etin's soft comment only confirmed his thoughts, and he frowned, looking down at the glass cars with more of a frown. That feeling of unease still refused to shift, and it was making Xiao tense.

"This place is starting to get scary.... There's a bad pokemon hurting others isn't there?" The child's voice got a slight glance back from Xiao, looking over at Bastet as the espeon moved to reassure the young aron, "it's okay Arry, we won't let any bad pokemon hurt you. Remember what Faux said, be a brave boy, do it for Miyu, can you do that sweetie?" Xiao had to bite his tongue to stop from snorting. What a thing to say to a child in this situation... perhaps it would work to calm them down, but Xiao never saw the point in coddling others. Pulling wool over the eyes of the ignorant would only further spread that ignorance.

Perhaps that was why he never was good with kids, he would end up hurting their feelings too easily. Fragile things, children... Xiao always found it hard to commisserate with them, especially with how jaded he was to the world.

"Careful Mel, drag your paws; theres glass around here."" Etincelle's voice cautioning Mel dragged him back to the task at hand, reaching to pick up one of the shards of glass off the floor, turning it carefully in his hand. There was old blood and oil splattered across the clear piece, telling of a battle long past that left these cars in such a state.

At least, they were trying to make light of the situation. "Well, we arent going down on this side." Xiao hummed softly in amusement and agreeance, placing the glass shard back on the ground as they all seemed to come to the unanimous decision to turn back. There wasn't anything else here after all, may as well start heading back.

"Something really didn't want Pokemon coming, or going I guess." Xiao nodded, watching as both Cinder and Etincelle seemed to look further down the hall, to no vail. So, it was a dead end here, then. "It looks old though, so that something shouldnt be around at least." Xiao could only hope that whatever had done this wasn't around anymore, however little that may help. He wasn't much for hoping these days after all.

At least, the fact that these weren't working anymore said that there wouldn't be anything coming up that way as they returned back. "Guess we start heading back and searching then. Nothing can come up behind us at least." Xiao turned as the group started to double back, looking over the group briefly. While everything seemed fine for now, something caught his attention that once more bright up that nagging feeling the togeren was having.

Mel's ears were high, alert and seemingly catching something that the rest weren't. Xiao watched her for a moment, then flicked his eyes to her stance and how she was walking. Those that were blind always had hightened other senses... what could she hear that they couldn't? He went to open his mouth to ask, but was cut off with Etin's excited bark to hype the group up, "alright, healing room, lets find it and end it!"

Hm. Perhaps he would ask in a moment, then, once they were moving.

Carefully dropping back to walk a little closer to Mel, Xiao kept his eyes forward as they walked, though there was a slight hint of annoyance in the way his eyes lidded as Mathias spoke again. "What would be the chances of the healing room being the mother load of medicine? I mean, if we're lucky, we could have more than enough to last a while." Wishful thinking indeed... but perhaps that was what they needed right now, the hope that they'd hit a big score.

Xiao hummed softly, before flicking his eyes over to Mel, this time falling into step with her, his voice soft as he addressed her. "You can hear something, right? Your ears are alert and quivering. May I ask what it is?" He asked gently, carefully moving so that he didn't get in her way as they walked along back down the hallways.

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