Pastoria Gym || Morning [Storming]"Keep them still,"
Eleroo 151 || Seek 161
the legend told her the obvious, and much like a trained animal Seek did as she was told. Pressing all her weight low into her paws and bringing down her center of gravity she used what little weight she had to force the Golbat into submission. "And mind thine gaze."
It was strange, like a sense of deja vu as the Golbat went completely still beneath her. Though she knew not what he was doing she could not help but remember the bloody, broken body of the Pelipper after Uxie had gotten a hold of it, as well as the blacked-out Marill they had discarded. Which route would he take this time, did it have to be like this? Her stomach rolled, threatening to bring up her breakfast as she shut her eyes away from the scene, protecting her from this unknown assailant.
As he proceeded she could only recall her outburst beforehand, about the legend being useless to them with his stupid 'observer' clause. What dictated him intervening, what made this acceptable, or the bats a nuisance rather than an interest? She would make sure to ask later, but for now her thoughts allowed the seconds to tick by as the legend did things she could hardly imagine. With a sharp gasp she could vaguely feel that he had moved away, and as she dared to open her eyes could see the bat was now either unconscious or in a deep stupor. The Aiveon didn't want to risk it getting up, and gave it a strong jolt to ensure it was out. "Well?"
She asked tensely, completely in the dark to whether or not Uxie had succeeded in.. whatever that was. "Two rooms down, to the right. The eggs you seek are there."
A smile spreads across her maw, elated to hear such confirming news. "Excellent!"
She squeaks, her body trembling with a mix of relief and anxiety. "Now we just need-"
But the Legend was not finished. "However, there are discarded shells in this room."
Forgetting what he had said prior Seek stared at the Legend with saucer-wide eyes. "Just shells?"
She gasped, the knots in her stomach loosening just a bit at the news. "That's even better!"
Spinning on her heels she looked at their slaughter once more; between them all and Uxie's finisher nothing looked like it was ready to retaliate any time soon. "Let's hurry,"
she huffed, weaving through the Zubats with bounding steps as she went for the room that had been pointed out.
The door was ajar, swinging open with ease as Seek pressed her muzzle between it and the doorjam. The inside was nothing special, a typical waiting room of sorts, except the one corner with a tarp laid out with fragmented eggs upon it. Standing before this odd sight the Aiveon felt herself getting emotional. It didn't feel right for her, out of character even, but she could barely handle the relief in her bones at not having to harm the innocent unborn. Her paws shook as she reached forward, and she had to pull it back, unable to claim the prize that they had all sought.
Turning away from the shells she rifled through the low cabinets and pulled out a sort of trash bag. Nudging it toward the others she spoke with her eyes on the floor. "Bundle these up, however many you think would be convincing."
Her voice was shaking, pulse racing as she trotted out of the shell room. Her own words were haunting, echoing in her mind as she mindlessly walked to the other room of interest. What if it isn't convincing?
It was a bluff in every regard, but if it didn't seem real.. Then it was all a waste of time.
She stopped blankly in front of the second door on the right. This door was
closed all the way, though its long handle was nothing her paws couldn't manage. She stared at it, wondering.. if there were other guards in place, wouldn't they have come out? Standing tall and pushing down, the door opened without a creak, a wash of warm, tender smells hitting her. That's
what she needed. Skirting the edges of the room she avoided the innocent eggs or causing any disturbance as she grabbed the one thing she desired.
Trotting back to the others she whipped a blanket out in front of her. "Stuff this in the bag too."
She instructed, her mind still wrapped in the safe scents of a nursery. "I'll carry the bag."
With that, they had what they needed from this place. "We should hurry in case any bats snuck away."
Standing as tall and confidently as possible she stared intensely at the legend, saying firmly, "Will you lead us to Eleroo now?"