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January 28th, 2005, 11:24 PM
Chapter one is now beta'ed by two people from Serebii, since I'm am not sure they are here I think it is best not to meantion their names unless I'm asked to.
Finally the modifications to this chapter are finished. I hope this makes the fic more likable.

Chapter One: The Introductory Chapter

There was a great calmness in the air. It was not the kind of calm before a storm but the calm that was only felt just before dawn. There was a little light coming from the horizon but it was still too early for there to be enough to illuminate the few clouds that were in the sky that were only visible because of some of the few remaining stars were being blocked by them.

It was certain that the clouds would glow pink at sunrise, which would certainly be a bad omen out at sea. Since the sea was out of sight, its omens did not carry here, so when the pink clouds arrived it would merely be a thing of beauty. Not too uncommon here, but rare enough so it kept seeming as amazing as it was. The beauty of the weather was not the only wondrous thing about this valley, as life itself here was too.

A few eevee lay sleeping in the long damp grass, their parents not minding that they were not hidden in their dens. The valley had always been isolated enough to keep out any threat. It was impossible to tell if the parents of these eevee were flareon, jolteon, vaporeon, umbreon, or espeon as all five, along with the little eevees, were a common sight here, quite unlike anywhere else. Legally the valley belonged to the All-Weather family, spiritually and physically it belonged to the eevee. The All-Weathers only made sure the greed of humanity never made it to the valley, keeping the eevee and the high quantities of evolution stones hidden.

It was still too dark for most locals to be awake, and too light for the rest, which consisted of most of the umbreon and a few nocturnal eevee.

Within the darkness of the ending night, a dark shadow sauntered into the valley. If it wanted any of them it would have already of gotten one and left, no it was after something a bit bigger, something that wasnt covered in fur quite unlike itself.

Its eyes appeared glow, in reality merely reflecting the little amount of light there was at this time so as to make it easier to see; of course the glow was getting dimmer by the minute as sunrise drew near.

It was large and fox-like in appearance, a long tuft of fur stretching backwards from the top of its head, its nine tails were held high above the grass both out of confidence in its superiority over all over in the valley and to make sure they wouldnt brush against the grass as it moved because that could risk making a sound. Every step it took was with absolute precision, making sure that when a paw went down it did not disturb the grass enough to make a sound louder than its own slow heart beat.

Even a quick glance would make one realize it was a ninetales, though a quick glance probably wouldnt of been enough to see that it was female, though certainly most Pokemon would have had a good enough sense of smell to have been able to know both those things without looking at all.

The light had now become bright enough to see at least some of what made the ninetales different: her fur was pure white instead of the usual creamy colour, something not often seen except in albino ninetales; her eyes were a pale blue, something that is also not often seen in ninetales, though it also proved that it wasnt an albino making its variation in colour even more unusual. Soon someone would notice this, all too soon that same someone will have her direct attention.

The ninetales suddenly slowed down, her movements became even more cautious as she approached a patch of grass flattened to the ground because it was currently being slept on by the very thing that gave the unusual ninetales a reason to be in the valley.

There lay a young human female still deep in slumber unaware of the creature now looking down at her. It looked as though the girl probably accidentally fell asleep there during the previous day as her wide brimmed pink hat was covering her face and she was still fully dressed. In fact she was dressed entirely in pink, the same pink the clouds would turn at sunrise, though none of it was very fancy in any way: a plain short sleeved pink shirt, a pair of pink shorts pink socks pink shoes with pink laces, and what appeared to be a pink backpack flattening a patch of grass less than a meter away from her.

Maybe that wouldnt have been a bad look for her if it wasnt for her long black hair scattered through the grass around her head, and the pink being darker than her own skin colour. Such a bad fashion sense could not have developed unless one actually didnt care what was thought about their appearance, or at least were made to not care.

The ninetales lifted one paw like she was just taking another step, though she watched it very careful as she put it down on the girls neck before adding a bit of pressure. Almost joyfully she watched as the girl as the girl awoke in panic, the girl being barely able to breath at all and certainly unable to scream for help, she watched as the girl tried to bat the paw off with clawless hands, she watched as the girl came slowly closer and closer to passing out due to lack of oxygen.

You really should relax a bit, the ninetales sneered, as she slowly lay down, careful so as to not to release the pressure on the girls neck or add too much extra pressure, putting her other paw on the girls chest, currently I have no reason to kill you quickly and Im sure you have nothing to lose if you conserve your energy to survive a few more seconds she paused before continuing with a spine-tingling growl, far more menacing than one would expect from a ninetales, oh I forgot, you humans cant understand Pokemon at all still I do feel it is required for me to tell you why Im doing this before you lose any chance of hearing this at all.

I was sent after you by my good friend Nmed though she was quite reluctant to do so, as my methods arent exactly desirable most of the time, she continued, now clearly trying to sound nicer than she really was, I am to remove you from the grasp of some sort of evil, the kind that Nmed is always going on about, apparently youre meant to become some great and powerful minion of darkness. I of course would never buy into that rubbish. Im here to pay back a debt to Nmed and to have a little fun.

If only it was that simple she sighed, as the girls arms fell limp, Nmed want a peaceful solution, but I was the only one she believes is capable of dealing with you without being caught. She just believes I hate humans for the destruction they have caused true I have killed many of your kind to try to get the message across to stop their destructive ways, but it never seems to have any effect so killing you wouldnt either she lifted her paw before moving her other paw up the girls chest a bit to find that there was still a heartbeat and some weak breathing.

I suppose I might have to try something else to make things change, in fact I think you can help me do so, she said carefully, as she seemed to be suddenly deep in thought, human communities are a lot bigger than pokemon ones, in fact if I am right it seems all human communities seem to be connected somehow, so a single human could end up having greatly influence over all other humans Maybe I could make sure you get into such a position of power, of course it would take many years to do so. It wont be possible if you remain in a position where Nmed would know if you still lived or, if Nmed is right, dark powers could find you. Of course, if you cannot understand me then there will be no reason for me to do so.

Not that a lack of understanding cant be bridged. I can sense that your mind has already been weakened by psychic manipulation, which will make it easy to manipulate you further. Though I cannot be sure of the source, it seems ongoing and seems to be focused on reducing stress, her growl was almost like a laugh, of course my kind do not find direct manipulation of the mind easy, it is curses cast when our tails are grabbed that we excel at. Curses are restricted somewhat and the results are most often unpredictable as it works as a spur of the moment, planning a curse ahead of time just isnt done often, being that it doesnt always work as planned. You have nothing to fear, as I know this will work perfectly.

She flicked one of her tails gently down into the girls hand. The foxs eyes closed, and her fur glowed a pale blue. Where one of her tails touched the girls there was a spark of light, and the girls hand twitched as if shocked by a small amount of electricity. The Ninetales leapt away from the girl, giving out a yelp of pain as if her tail had been pulled. The curse was complete.

Be thankful, I could have made you completely under my power but instead I just curse you with understanding all pokemon, she growled viciously, as glared at the unconscious human, itll be more fun to gain your loyalty through other means, and your weak mind will make it easy to convince you to leave this place but that probably will wear off over time. By then you will be completely loyal. Lucky for you I have time to calm down before you awaken to your new cursed power. Im sure in any other circumstances itd be a gift not a curse, perhaps you wont even notice the disadvantages for quite sometime.

Sunrise had barely passed long enough ago for the clouds to have turned to their usual daytime white, and the girl began to awaken again, this time from true unconsciousness instead of sleep.

So youre finally awake, The ninetales said excitedly, prodding the girls shoulder to try and hasten the process of waking up, okay weve never met before but you may call me Kitsune

The girl reached to move her hat off her face, placing it down beside her to reveal her sparkling emerald green eyes, Good morning, she yawned, not quite awake, upon letting go of her hat she moved her hand to feel her own neck as if making sure there was no damage, I just had a very odd dream, I couldnt breath and there was this ninetales

She suddenly bolted upright, How come I can understand you? she asked hurriedly, I can tell that your still talking like a normal ninetales, yet I understand what your saying clearly in fact in the dream I had I could almost understand what was being said to. Wait a moment, I know for a fact there shouldnt be a ninetales in this valley at all, I think you have a lot to expla the girl stopped mid-sentence, and she began to tremble a bit as she realized that she was defenseless if the ninetales decided to attack.

I guess I might as well explain things, Kitsune said, doing her best to hide the pleasure she was having from getting such reaction, though she could do nothing about all nine of her tails wagging, you were having a bad dream when I found you, I didnt want to wake you at that time as that may of made things worse, I just tried to talk to you during it which should help explain what you heard in your dream. As for you understanding me, consider it a gift and I hope we can become friends, by the way I dont believe you have told me your name yet.

Lilac Blossom All-Weather, the girl said, her confidence seemed to be returning quickly but fear was still in her voice as she sat motionlessly on the grass watching Kitsune carefully, I suppose you will be wanting me to go with you out of this valley since there is no way that youd get away with staying here. I have my pack packed as I am often required to spend time at far reaches of the valley to make sure everything remains safe here, so no one will notice if I dont do that anymore, they never notice anything I do

I have a reasonable idea where I desire to take you, Kitsune said after a brief silence because of how much easier things seemed to be going than she expected, though it was an omen that the girl showed by suggesting what had to be done without any need of convincing

February 2nd, 2005, 12:34 AM
This chapter is written from Kitsunes perspective, this is the first time I have tried writing like this so it might not be of the same quality as chapter 1.
EDIT: Sorry I just realised how stupid my attempt at a joke in this chapter was, I have now rewriten about a third of the chapter to fix it.

Chapter 2: An everyday peaceful sea voyage
(From the perspective of the Ninetales, Kitsune)
It had been over an hour since we left the valley, altered her mind so she could understand pokemon, and Lilac had last said anything to anyone, let alone me. Talking to her might scare her, and if I scare her too much I would risk losing my chance to use her later on, so I had to stay silent and not let myself lose this chance to set humanity on the right path.

I watched as Lilac push some of what I assume was money across to some other human as an offering for us to travel on their large sea vessel, it would be a bad time to try to talk to her so I just tried to act like a loyal pokemon following her master, my mind refused to remember what I was going through, it was better that way or else I would certainly go insane. Knowing that we would soon get to Hoenn, which apparently was the birthplace of Nmed, was all I needed to give me hope of enjoyment later.

A moment in time is meant to be short, but the moments are meant to add up to make a period of time noticeable. But the way I drifted through thoughts without paying attention to what they were had made my whole time with Lilac seem like only a few seconds. It was not like the thoughts were unimportant, it was just that wandering through human territory without conflict was a bit unnerving; I always knew I deliberately caused the conflicts myself but deep down inside I never really believed such things were my fault till now.

Kitsune, youve been too quite lately, Lilac sighed, snapping me out of my thoughts. We were now on some flat white-painted metal surface on top of the vessel; Lilac was leaning on the railing looking out at the shimmering ocean, I know something is bothering you, I may not know you very well but your body language is all too clear: all nine of your tails have been dragging on the ground for quite some time; you ears were also flattened against your head, and you seemed to not be paying attention to anything that was happening around you. Look, I know that you feel hopeless for some reason, I just dont like seeing others like that.

Even though you hated seeing me like that you still took so long to try to help I growled softly preparing to lunge at her, and Lilac turned to look at me, tears were running down her cheeks even though her full sadness hadnt shown in her voice. Tears couldnt have had any effect on me, could they? I dont blame you, I know you are a bit scared of me and I dont blame you for that either You are helpless if I attack, I do not have a pokeball you can just put me in and there is no one else around to defend you I am the one at fault; I let my problems overcome me because I just didnt want to frighten you.

I know you are deliberately not saying everything, but I know you are doing so to be nice, Lilac said, wiping the tears from her eyes and I could barely notice that she was trembling but I could clearly smell her fear of me because of what I had said, Its just that I know you enjoyed seeing me scared, I could see it when we met. I know no one could change so quickly it is nice to know you will try to change, but mentally isolating yourself from everyone around you isnt going to help

She cautiously moved closer to me, beginning to extend her arms as if to hug me. She kneeled down more than needed to put her arms around my neck. I know she only wanted to hug me to make me more comfortable but I could smell her fear, and she was trembling slightly. But she was right, I should just be myself, at least I assume that was what she was trying to say. But she was making herself an easy target; it would have been quite hard to resist if I actually wanted to stop myself.

I leapt at her, though it was hardly worth calling a leap because of how little distance was involved, my front paws landing on her shoulders pushing her over though I made sure that they quickly slipped off so I didnt risk crushing her shoulders when she hit the ground. She hit the ground with a slight thump, my paws landing just above her shoulders making me in a position where I could watch her very well.

I could have quickly moved backwards and pinned her to the ground with ease but toying with her for a while would be a lot more fun. I could feel that all nine of my tails were wagging viciously, at least Lilac could take comfort in the fact she had cheered me up all ready even though I doubt she had any concern for my emotional well being at the moment.

I felt her head move up from between my front paws, allowing her to quickly roll out from under me, her fear must of been clouding her judgment otherwise she would of noticed that I was not reacting as fast as I could have.

She rolled out from under me, clearly intending to be back on her feet as quickly as possible as it showed in her roll, and instead of turning straight to her to attack I spun round the other way whacking her with my tails. I heard her hit the ground before I finished turn round so naturally I jumped into the air with full confidence she would just roll out of the way

She didnt, something seemed to catch her eye that was more important than I was. I barely managed to stop my front paws impacting on to her, with the full weight of my body behind them, and they hit the metal surface just on the other side of her with a thud and the paint cracked a bit as the metal underneath was dented slightly. Playing with my new toy Lilac was certainly not important enough for me to not pay attention to the fact something distracted her; I merely slowed down the decent of the rest of my body when my back legs reached the ground and I gently lay my head between my front paws, with the rest of both my front legs stretched across her chest.

Look what we have here, an unfamiliar female human voice said, clearly originating from whomever distracted Lilac, a pathetic trainer playing with their pokemonits really a horrible sight, pokemon are not meant to be ones friend, they are meant only for battling against each other. Playing with them is more of a waste of time than teaching to do tricks for contest halls.

I looked towards the human, she was about the same height as Lilac though she did sound older, her hair was a pale cream colour much like members of my species are meant to have and it stretched halfway down her back. Her eyes were yellow, which surprised me. I had seen yellow eyes before, but I had never seen them on a human.

Her clothing was all made of a light blue fabric, probably a form of silk, though I couldnt really be sure. She wore a dress long enough to touch the ground and seemed to be part of the same piece of clothing as her shirt whose arms covered her arms quite well, amazingly it didnt seem to be loose at all, I heard humans regularly change their clothing but I could not see how she could of possibly done so when it was like that. Maybe she grew too much while she wore it.

She giggled, with her hand to her mouth and her eyes closed, Thats what you wouldve heard if it wasnt for the fact that we are the only passengers on this ship, her voice was a bit softer than before; she must not have meant any of what she said earlier and said it only to give us a fright, few trainers travel this time of year as most of the major tournaments are on this month are either just finished, part way through, or going to start within a few weeks. Most trainers are jealous of those who can trust there pokemon enough to play with them, really its their own fault they cant trust their pokemon because of how mean they are to them and how they feel that only fully evolved pokemon are worth using in battles I must say it is impressive that you are not afraid to play with such a large pokemon, you wouldnt last very long if it wanted to hurt you and it might even hurt you by accident.

Yes, it is hard to learn to trust a powerful pokemon such as Kitsune, Lilac replied, it was clear by the way she spoke she was uncomfortable with me on her but the little fear in her voice was enough to keep me there, but one could never hope to earn trust without giving it, so it is well worth the risk allowing a pokemon enough freedom to cause harm as that way youll quickly know for sure By the way my name is Lilac Blossom All-Weather.

I growled quietly so Lilac would hear but not the other girl, I had to make it clear she should imply she owned me as it was the other way round

Sorry I forgot to introduce myself, Im Ingnuo Muchacha, the girl answered, she looked relieved that nothing worse happened when she didnt introduce herself right away. I felt uncomfortable with the way she was looking at me as she crouched down and tilted her head a bit, I have heard some interesting rumours about Ninetales, maybe since you own on you could tell me if they are true, Ive been told that powerful ones can use telekinetic abilities, and that if you grab one of their tails you would get a powerful curse put on you you do know if the rumours are true, dont you?

I shifted off Lilac, and began to circle Ingnuo All she had ever done to annoy me so far was to show up but that was no reason for me to try to be friendly, odd how there was little pokemon scent on her, it is as if she hadnt been in contact with any pokemon for a few days meaning she couldnt have any pokemon of her own One big advantage to me, but she seemed too calm, how could she not be panicked by how defenseless she was?

I have never heard of either of those rumours before, Lilac said nervously, I gave her a quick glance to find that she was already back on her feet, her fear now had a different texture, uncertainty of past events was now probably a major aspect of the fear, she knew she had touched my tails but was uncertain as to whether it counted, is there some way to check, maybe Kitsune would be happy to try levitating a small object, at least we have a chance of finding out for sure.

Lilac had produced a pocketknife and slid it across the ground so it stopped at my feet; clearly she wanted me to try to move it with my mind. I sat down, closed my eyes and focused my energy on the knife, even though this was my first time trying such an application of mental energies I could feel the position of the object in the universe, I could feel it moving under the pressure of my mind

Laughter. that is what I heard from Ingnuo, she was laughing hysterically at me, which was really making it hard to concentrate. I opened my eyes and before me was the knife; it had been still where it was when I had started. I really hadnt moved it at all.

A giggle came from Lilac; I couldnt see what was funny and the gaze I gave her would certainly make not only that clear but also that I wasnt very happy with it, Look Kitsune, your fur just fluffed up when you were trying to levitate the knife, though the blue glow was a bit cool, she said, only then I realize how close she had gotten as she reached to grab one of my tails, sorry, curiosity got the better of me, its just so tempting to find out whether you would put a curse on me.

Youre certainly no normal trainer, Ingnuo continued, still giggling a bit, now at both me and Lilac, and most certainly it seemed quite disrespectful, trusting a pokemon not to hurt you when playing can be considered extremely brave, but trying to grab a tail of a Ninetales is just crazy. Even if she couldnt put a curse on you, she would still hate it and she could quite easily kill you before you had a chance to return her to her pokeball.

My fur puffing out was no excuse for her laughing at me, and I certainly didnt like what she said to Lilac, even though there was no way for her to have known I still hated how she suggested that Lilac could contain me, I could feel the fire building up in my throat ready to roar out, I open my mouth and aimed it straight at her. It was merely a small puff of fire, barely reaching a meter, though my tails wagged more violent than they had been for a while when I saw stupid fall backwards in fright of the flames. It was a lot more enjoyable than watching her burn, though I did try my best to fry her anyway, all I got was a pain in my throat.

I never could breath fire properly, it always hurt, but the instincts to just burn anything that annoyed me too much remained.

For a moment there I actually thought she was actually going use a flamethrower on me, Ingnuo said nervously, as she sat on the ground with her arms holding stopping her from completely falling over, I can see now she is really well trained but I would still be more comfortable with her keeping her distance from me, I dont have any pokemon of my own yet but tomorrow Professor Birch is going to give me my first one and I would love to travel with you if you can keep your Ninetales under control Lilac do you have any idea why her fur went like that?

Well the use of psychic powers do produce electromagnetic fields, and static electricity would make fur puff out like that though I cant see how it works, really it should do this, Lilac said, confusion showed in her voice but also a little smugness that comes with knowing more than someone else, all I know is that it will be impossible to channel that electrical energy that made her fur fluff up into a successful attack for two basic reasons: Her body isnt made for storing any decent amount of electric energy so itd be far too weak to do any harm; and her body doesnt have any way to stop the energy just dispersing straight into the ground when it stops building up.

I sighed and slowly got off Lilac. This was going to be a long boat ride if we had to deal with this girl the whole way, she doesnt even give Lilac a chance to correct her mistakes, but itll be easy to get rid of her once we are back on land

February 3rd, 2005, 2:12 PM
My apologies for not responding sooner~

What can I say? Your role playing styles do not differ much from your fic. In fact, I'm glad you decided to make a story! ^^

This is quite interesting, (although paragraphing would have been good, too) and Lilac/Kitsune's emotions were portrayed very nicely. Just those overflowing descriptions made my head spin. o.O; Your details were excellent I just adore your descriptive writing. It shows sooo many fragments of your RPG..just so many...=) You also had the tendency to switch your and you're around a lot. 'your' is possesive. 'you're' is 'you are.' Also, be careful for dialogue mistakes. You usually end a sentence of a dialogue before the quotation marks with either a period, comma, exclamation point....yeah.

Other than that, I enjoyed reading it thoroughly. Very descriptive, beautiful writing style. I can't help relating it to the rpg. x_x

Excellent! ^^

February 3rd, 2005, 10:18 PM
LilyPichu: Of course this is nothing compaired to your one shots...
Well, enough about that. You might be happy to know that I intend to have a Pichu in this fic in your honer, but it'll be at least ten chapters before it makes an apearence as I've already planned everything that's going to happen for quite some time and a Pichu doesn't fit into those plans yet.
...I've been thinking about remaking the RPG verson of this fic on this site but I'm not sure whether enough people would be intrested...

One thing I haven't sorted yet is what pokemon Ingnuo (I have no clue why I chose this name) is going to get, I do know that she is not going to be traveling with Lilac and Kitsune straight away, if at all...
I've got a few choices as to what to do with her: Let her travel with them (How could Kitsune be convinced that this would be a good idea?); Make her Lilac's rival (There is no way Lilac or Kitsune would be able to understand this); or have something horrible happen (I know readers won't like a reasonably new chacter die) to her when she makes her next apearence after her breif apearence in chapter 3... maybe I could see what my very few fans would prefer.

February 5th, 2005, 11:51 PM
Now for part three, this time well see how Lilac thinks, yes its all Lilacs view of the world, especially her view of Kitsune.

Chapter 3: The foxs toy
(From the perspective of the human, Lilac Blossom All-Weather)
Lilac, it looks like there are still a few hours left in the day, Ingnuo said to me as we left the small docks of LittleRoot Town, she just ignored the fact Kitsune was there, maybe you could stay at my parents house overnight, as I cant really leave here till I get my first Pokemon tomorrow Well Professor Birch sometimes has to test to see if someone is good enough to be a Pokemon trainer and he always give new trainers a Pokedex, so if you stay he might even give you a Pokedex too.

I sighed, as likeable as Ingnuo was she didnt really respect others much, especially Kitsune. Maybe if she spent some time by herself with a Pokemon that she couldnt understand, itd teach her how to be nicer. I couldnt allow myself to stay with her if it would slow down her progress to being a reasonable Pokemon trainer, and certainly shed just talk to me all the time and forget about her Pokemon if she came with me.

Anyway, itd just be wrong to travel with her out of selfishness of being uncomfortable alone with Kitsune. What would be best for Kitsune is hard to say, but itd be better for me if I could become comfortable with whom Kitsune is.

Sorry, but it would be best for Kitsune if we kept moving I sighed; hating to have to used Kitsune as an excuse, but Im sure she wont mind since I dont think she likes Ingnuo much, I need to train with her alone for a while so she gets used to me, and so I get used to her. As youve probably noticed she is a bit uncontrollable since I only got her today, maybe we could meet up somewhere, like Dewford Island, I intend to stay there for a few days anyway.

I could feel Kitsunes gaze, I could feel my skin crawl out of fear, I couldnt have upset her much even if I did imply that she belonged to me when she was still free and had no Poke ball that could instantly bind her within its self. She was wild and there was no way shed give up her freedom when she didnt have to, but maybe if I had another Pokemon shed be willing to be caught as then I wouldnt need her to keep me company.

Odd how she didnt say anything, as if she didnt want to risk Ingnuo understanding what she said, or not wanting to reveal that I could understand her. A pang of guilt hit me; I shouldnt have stopped talking to her directly on the boat just because she wasnt talking and that Ingnuo thought it was stupid.

At least Kitsune should be happy that I plan to stop at the birthplace of her other friend, though I doubted that the friend was either human or a trained Pokemon, but a wild Pokemon would have trouble travelling from Hoenn, well unless they went about it the same way as Kitsune.

Sounds good, Ingnuo muttered in distaste, her arms crossed across her chest, usually Id say Id catch up sooner since youll have a lot of sight seeing to do but there is a big storm coming in a few days You might be able to travel to Petalburg before it hits, maybe even reaching Rustboro where youll be able to get a boat to Dewford after the storm, but itll be too dangerous for me to travel any further than Oldale if I start tomorrow.

I hope you dont intend to let your Ninetales stay out of its Poke ball, you keep on seeming more and more insane: first was you playing with it, then you tried to grab one of its tails, now you tell me you were doing that after just meeting it for the first time Itll be hard for me to believe you wont do such a stupid thing, luckily the worst itll do is run away as we all know what happens to a Pokemon that attacks a human

Well, at least now I wont have to stop for directions, the sign posts should tell me the way to each of those towns so getting to Dewford should be easy. I watched Ingnuo turn her back and walk away, so I began to head out of town and to the route north, hopefully towards Oldale, the first point on the way to Dewford.

You know, she actually acknowledged that I could think for once, Kitsune said, clearly she was amused but it didnt show in her voice the same way that it would in a human, though her tails showed her emotions much better than her voice, they were flicking in delight, she indicated that she believed I was smart enough not to kill you as all violent Pokemon are quickly killed, I think I could like her once she grows a bit more mature, Im far more intelligent than she thinks, what humans do to those Pokemon who dont suit them as perfectly loyal will never pose me a problem well if I wasnt completely loyal

There was a tinge of humour in what she said, though I didnt laugh. Mainly what she said sounded like a threat, that she did not fear the consequences of harming me, and the next bit sounded like she intended it to comfort me as if she said the other bit by accident. Well its not her fault, she seems young for a Ninetales, a bit immature, and she doesnt know what shes saying. If she hurt me shed quickly realize that, she just is currently unaware that others feel pain the same way she does.

Still it was difficult to keep my mind focused away from the fear of her I felt. All my life I had never been around any Pokemon other than Eevees and their many evolutions, only knowing about others through videos and textbooks.

As I walked I did my best to blank out Kitsune from my mind. I still trembled out of nervousness because of Kitsune; she seemed to dance around me as we moved deeper into the wilderness between towns. It was as if she was feeding on my fear and was enjoying its taste a lot, not caring that she was scaring off all the other Pokemon in the area. Her behaviour was much like that of a young Umbreon, if it believes your afraid of it, the flavour of fear being impossible to resist because of special hunting instincts. It wasnt Kitsunes fault she was like this; she was clearly immature because of an early evolution so it was mine for encouraging it by being afraid.

At least time seemed to be passing fast when I was ignoring her.

The sun was almost setting when I collapsed to the ground. My backpack rolled out to my side, my legs hurt too much to of been from a normal long walk. I must have been walking a lot quicker than I should have been but we probably would have stopped earlier than this if I were thinking straight. We probably only got half the distance. There was no way we would reach Rustboro before the storm now all thanks to Kitsunes frightful behaviour.

Too bad the other features of an Umbreons hunting instinct were also in Kitsune, the whole instinct was to keep the prey scared and running till it was too weak to fight well, then attack for an easy kill.

Kitsune pounced, light gleaming off her sharp white teeth. I barely managed to roll out of the way, though I knew quite well that resisting would just encourage her. I could not resist obeying my fear, somehow I managed to summon the strength to get back on to my feet, the surprise that I dodged Kitsunes pounce clearly brought me the time to get up almost.

She leapt again, this time I felt her jaws grab me by my throat and her paws somehow impacted on my shoulders knocking me over. I fell; I could hear the rapid beating of my heart clearly and the fall seemed to take longer than it should have, though my life did not flash before my eyes, as I knew she was only playing at the moment.

My impact on the ground was soft, too soft for such a fall. It seemed that Kitsunes paws had slipped off my shoulders and landed on the ground first, then she had carefully slowed my fall by hold my neck in her teeth. Doing such a thing would require exceptional precision; if she had tried to slow my fall too much she would have just ripped my throat out instead.

Kitsune let go of my neck but I was too tired to use that as an opportunity to escape, anyway that would probably result in her jumping on me again and I doubt that she could pull off the trick with slowing down my fall again. She laid her front paws diagonally across me holding me down so even if I had the strength to move I would still not be able to.

I hope I didnt scare you too much, Kitsune said as she rested her head on me, clearly she had wasted a lot more energy than she was willing to admit earlier, the warmth of her body up against mine was comforting and my eyes slid shut, I wasnt trembling but that could just be out of lack of stamina. I knew that Kitsune hadnt eaten all day, yet I had at least gotten my own lunch. She must have been getting hungry, but she hadnt let that get the better of her, at least not this time.

I didnt feel up to trying to talk yet, I was getting a bit hungry, but that could wait until Kitsune lets me up.

I must have dozed off as a horrific howl awoke me. It was certainly from a pokemon, it sounded like that of a Mightyena, and likely had a meaning I could not understand. There was only the light of the stars and the crescent moon to see by. I tried not to tremble in fear, as long as Kitsune was here I would be fine.

Kitsune! The weight of her on my chest was gone. I quickly sat up and looked around, surely she must have just moved off me for some reason, probably fearing that she would accidentally hurt me while she slept.

No! There must be some mistake, a quick glance around revealed that she was no where to be seen, and no shadows nearby that looked at all like her

I was shaking, but honestly who wouldnt be; I was suddenly alone, without any protection, without enough light to see by, and there was a Mightyena around. I could feel its anger and hatred. I couldnt see how I could or why I could, but I knew somehow. The worst part was the realization that Id always be scared. I was afraid of Kitsune, but I was even more scared of not having her around.

I could feel myself curling up into a ball, an instinctive reaction so as to make myself less threatening to any thing around. I wanted to scream for Kitsune but I couldnt. I was having trouble breathing; even Kitsune couldnt scare me like I was scared now. It was worse than the dream I had just before meeting Kitsune.

Dont worry, Im here now, a familiar voice whispered in the wind, Kitsunes voice, I turned to look to where the voice was coming from and there was a silhouette of the correct shape. She had returned. I didnt need to know why she had been gone; I just needed her beside me so I could let myself fall asleep once more. There was a tint of red to her fur, it seemed to be in patches, though I felt that it must just be a trick of the light, Dont worry, everything is fine I just need to clear up my fur a bit; its a mess at the moment.

Quickly she was beside me again. It didnt matter that I knew Pokemon like a Ninetales usually didnt put much work into keeping their fur neat, maybe Kitsune was actually concerned about how she looked, and it didnt matter that Kitsune was being a lot more comforting than usual. Maybe she didnt like seeing me this scared.

Soon she was nuzzling her face against mine and I put my arms around her, though there was a slight dampness and her fur was a bit sticky, but it didnt matter to me. I began to drift off and Kitsune gave my face a lick, probably as an equivalent of a kiss, clearly she was going out of her way to make me accept her as a friend. I will have to wait until morning to ask her what had happened, but Im sure she had a good reason

February 19th, 2005, 11:58 PM
I really dont like this chapter much, it was difficult to write and I had to make some drastic assumptions, which I will happily justify to anyone who asks. Also I did a horrible job of indicating that both Lilac and Kitsune make a new enemy.

The next chapter will be better, though itll be surprising if I dont take a full two weeks to do it of course first I would like to know if I should but in the medical examination in it, or skip that detailed part of the story.

Chapter 4: Something she ate?
I felt the sensation of fur rubbing against my fur, a wondrous thing I had been without for so very long. It was so heartening, so soothing, it reminded me of how much I loved my parents, and how I promised that I would make sure humans would never cause pain to another like they caused me by killing my parents through their carelessness.

Something was certainly wrong about the fur rubbing against mine. No matter how much I liked it, it wasnt meant to be happening. I knew that there was no other furred creature traveling with us. I might not have even realised this if it wasnt for the fact the fur was a bit rougher than a Ninetales. I could tell that there wasnt any immediate danger but suddenly I was worried, not about myself but for Lilac. I could smell that she was nearby but that wasnt enough for me.

I opened my eyes to see the light glistening off dew drops in some nearby short grass. There was a group of unfamiliar brown furred Pokemon that were laying around dozing in the morning sun, and a group of unfamiliar butterfly-like Pokemon that were lazily flying around drinking nectar from some rather large flowers. It was truly what should be called a beautiful, peaceful day, but I felt a bit light headed and in need of a bit more sleep.

No, I had to get up; there was something odd about this whole day so far.

I suddenly felt like standing up would be a bad idea, because somewhere deep in my mind was telling me that I would quickly regret standing up. It wouldnt tell me why though. Since sudden instincts like that usually are right, I had to have another glance at my surroundings first, just to see if I could figure out what had given me that feeling. It could not be reacting to a sense I did not have. Hopefully I would soon be able to discount it as just tiredness.

I looked carefully at one of the nearby sleeping creatures, it had thick cream vertical stripes on its brown fur, its front legs were in one of those stripes making them cream coloured, and a black band of fur went across its eyes. Its legs did look a bit short though I was almost certain that was only an illusion caused by the long fur but I could not see why it would need thick fur to begin with.

The fur rubbing against mine must have been another one of those creatures!

I leapt to my feet in shock, instantly hearing the cries of those whom were waking up beside me due to my abrupt stand.

Then I knew what my instincts were trying to tell me, there wasnt an external reason, and I could feel the partially digested meal from last night come up my throat. I spewed it all up over the grass in front of me. Luckily the creatures around me didnt get hit. It was clearly beyond boiling and the grass directly around it wilted before catching on fire.

Kitsune! the familiar, yet very panicked, voice of Lilac called out. Clearly I was wrong to worry about her this time, are you alright? I should have noticed something was wrong when you woke up earlier and didnt seem hungry after not eating for a whole day I just was more interested in these Zigzagoon. Apparently last night you saved one of them which explains why you were gone for a while.

I felt Lilacs arms go around my neck. I could tell that tears were running down her cheeks without even looking. I felt weak and probably was doing a very poor job of hiding it from her as I was having trouble staying on my feet.

The memories of the pervious night came flowing back to me

I had gone out hunting, as I hadnt eaten in days. In fact the hunger almost made me hurt Lilac. It had certainly made me unable to resist playing with her without becoming distant in thought, though Lilac clearly was unable to see that hunger as Im good at hiding such discomfort even from myself. I remember being unable to smell the scents of any familiar Pokemon species in the area, especially not any of suitable prey except that of the occasional human that had past through the area. I just picked up a random scent and followed it, as I knew if I just waited around my hunger would force me to feed on Lilacs flesh.

I ended up at a den site containing some small black dog-like Pokemon. My instincts cried out that it was wrong to eat them for some reason, like they always
did when I thought of eating things like Eevees or Growliths. That would have been enough to stop me, but I was so confused by all the unfamiliar scents that I thought that it would be the best I could find.

By the time their mother, a larger black dog-like Pokemon, found me, all her pups were long dead and I was just starting to burry the leftover remains. I dont blame her for being upset, she had in her mouth an injured Zigzagoon and since it was still alive I can assume that she was teaching them how to kill.

She was surprised enough to give me an opportunity to attack first. It was a quick fight. The mother got away with injuries that would slowly kill her and I still wonder whether the howl she let out while she ran had a meaning I couldnt pick up or was just distorted from blood loss.

There must be a better reason why I feel ill, though it was not one I could figure out with the information I currently had and recovering from it was currently far more important.

At least the Zigzagoon had a good reason for being around, they were certainly intelligent enough to realise that a creature that seriously injures one of those who prey upon them is good to hang out with. If they had known the true circumstances then maybe they wouldnt be so calm around me.

Quick get some water, hopefully its not too late to dilute whatever toxins is making Kitsune ill, Lilac called out to the Zigzagoon, and amazingly enough they barely hesitated for a moment even though they were being ordered by a human to bring water to a fire type Pokemon, look Kitsune, water may be dangerous for a fire Pokemon but it will slow down the progression of whatever ails you so we can get to the Pokemon Centre for proper treatment. Im sure it wont cause any serious damage.

I watched all but one of the Zigzagoon run off. The one remaining showed signs of injury, most likely the same one whom I saved from being dinner and also likely the one who gathered the rest of them around me yes, they were probably a lot quieter than they would be but earlier they were probably being quiet so as to not wake me and now they were probably to busy to talk because of me.

Now tell me how you know what your doing and why the Zigzagoon are willing to do what you say, I replied feebly, I could feel myself getting weaker but relying on a human would still be risky, Even though Im a powerful Ninetales you cant expect water to have no negative effect on me. Unlike for most others water doesnt hurt me as much but still drinking water has some uncomfortable effects. Last time I did such a thing it caused me to have diarrhea and made me um mark my territory a lot more than usual.

Well thats just your system being washed out by it, which is what Im hoping for to remove the toxins, she said seeming a lot more confident, most Pokemon filter toxins they cant neutralise out of their systems with their kidneys in a process that requires water. Even some fire Pokemon stick to the same method, though they have developed it to be faster and require a lot less water, thus reducing the amount of water in their bodies and how long it stays there, which in turn reduces the risks and the energy used to keep the water a liquid at their high body temperatures.

Also since you claim to not be effected by water much it probably means you were exposed to water at a very young age, so you were able to adapt to it, she continued, sure such a thing would have ruined your ability to breath fire, but it also greatly reduces the other risks of drinking water which usually could be quite fatal for a fire Pokemon. Of course those fire Pokemon that cant cleanse their body of toxins with their kidneys usually fall ill and die if they are forced to adapt to water as their toxin removal system relies on a almost constant external flame which is disrupted by the adaptation.

One thing that could be said for the Zigzagoons was that they were fast, already they had returned with water in some rather large leaves though where they got such leaves was a little unclear.

I began to drink the water offered to me. Though Lilac couldnt have known about it I probably was only poisoned last night, so it was quite likely that very little of it had been absorbed into my body. The effects were already bad and if it were allowed to be fully absorbed things would probably get much worse.

Id have to suffer the effects of the water. The effects couldnt be too bad compared to the alternative since there couldnt be much else left in my body to wash out.

I drunk all the water I could manage; once I had drunken all the water off one leaf the Zigzagoon put another one in front of me. The water was colder than I expected and caused a burning sensation in my stomach.

Look we better get moving. If you let the water settle in your belly itll do more harm than good, Lilac giggled, as she put her arms behind her head and started walking away from me, I know Ill probably be given a big lecture at the Pokemon Centre if I say what happened so itd be best if you try to get as much of that water out of your system before we get there.

She turned to look towards me though her gaze fell on the Zigzagoon, You lot should really stay here. Kitsune is already a bit too much for me to handle and if I end up looking too incompetent at caring for Pokemon Ill never be allowed to be responsible for one again.

After numerous incidences caused by the water leaving my system, we finally reached Oldale Town.

I could clearly see that it was hardly a true town, I may know little about human society but when a place looks like it was built around a Pokemon Centre it is certain to lack the environmental impact that I would usually expect from any other human settlement. When we got closer I could smell that the air was still clean, confirming this was the rare type of human settlement that I didnt consider offensive and in need of removal.

We both went straight to the Pokemon Centre and entered it through the self-opening doors that squeaked quietly. It wasnt that impressive, there were a few other humans around but none stood out very much except one female who was sitting down dressed in a black hooded cloak that hid all her features from view and all that made her stand out was that I had a strange feeling about her.

Your Pokemon are in perfect health, another female human called as she appeared from through a doorway, presumably for some back room, carrying two red and white balls. Poke balls, the devices that could convert a Pokemon into energy and trap it within the tiny ball.

The female I saw earlier got up and walked to grab the balls before heading towards the door we had just come in through.

Over the noise of the humans talking I caught the sound of a human device talking in a female human voice: We have more information on the massacre of a dozen Team Aqua and Team Magma members on Route 103. The police force have found evidence that it was not as we all first feared, it was not caused by the two gangs declaring war on each other again but instead caused by one person. Judging from the lack of any more evidence, this person was an expert assassin though we have no idea of the motive behind these killings

After listening to that, we had passed the cloaked lady and she was halfway to the door when I heard her mutter, **** police, they always get in the way of me reigniting old conflicts, of course her voice was far too quiet for any human to have heard it.

Lilac, I think that lady is someone we should avoid, I growled quietly, She had something to do with the murders.

So shes the one who killed those gang members, Lilac whispered, fear tainted her voice; I just hope we can tell someone without her finding out.

A chill ran down my spine, like something had suddenly gone horribly wrong, like the lady heard what Lilac had said. I glanced behind me and the lady had vanished, there had been no squeak of the door opening and the air was suddenly filled with a powerful vanilla scent. Clearly something to make it impossible to track someone.

Hi, I assume your Nurse Joy of Oldale town, Lilac asked the lady from the back room nervously, probably fearing what would happen if the lady found out that she let me fall ill, Im Lilac and this is Kitsune, She gestured with her hands towards me, I would like for her to have a full check up.

I could see the look on the Nurses face. I had heard that while keeping small Pokemon out of poke balls was fine, a large one was a whole different story. But it was something she would never point out.

She gestured for me to follow her into the back room and I started to follow but I quickly turned around when I realised Lilac wasnt following us and grabbed her hand in my mouth and pulled her after me. I must have pieced her skin because the delicious taste of blood filled my mouth.

Sorry it seems Kitsune is a little shy and stubborn, Lilac giggled, indicating silently that I should go without her because that was how it was done. She hid the pain of her injured hand quite well for a human.

Of course I had no intention of leaving her alone with the possibility that we had made a mysterious enemy in the last few minutes and well the prospect of being examined by a human wasnt very high on my list of things I would be happy to do. Maybe being stubborn by trying to drag Lilac with me would make it impossible for the examination to take place.

February 20th, 2005, 12:16 AM
Yeah, keep posting. But those posts are so long, it takes somebody half an hour to read each chapter. Consider making it sorter?
Realy there is no problems with it,..and I like your story plot..

February 21st, 2005, 7:22 PM
... After the first two chapters I got a review, then after two more I get another one... I really don't like that pattern...

Anacortes: I guess since your little post is sort of a review I'll have to continue posting chapters here for a while... thanks for your little review, at least it's nice to know that not all of the 70 views were accidental, maybe if you guess at what's going to happen next it'd attract more people to comment here.

Later on in this RPG Ingnuo Muchacha is going to return, now everything up to that point I have already planned but then I'm a bit stuck on what pokemon Ingnuo is going to have caught by then...
I've decided to run a little challenge to decide it: In the next chapter a new character is going turn up and then travel with Lilac and Kitsune for the rest of the RPG, whom ever guesses the most correct details about this character will get to choose one pokemon for Ingnuo to have when she returns. (Ingnuo will have a Torchic as her starter and because of a simlar challenge on a different site where this fic is she'll also have a Slakoth)

February 25th, 2005, 10:23 PM

Well, your writing style still fascinates me- especially with your unique detaield aspect of a Ninetales' point of view, as well as Lilac's cute disposition. I don't mind if the chapters are long, although they might be a tad bit tedious. Try to refrain from using semicolons the wrong way. Each part they represent should form a sentence, and try not to get your past/present tense confused.

Also, dialogues...add something before it ends? Like a comma. Or a period. =) Either way, I like how you wrote this out. Writing style was very unique. o_O; Just an odd significance, considering I've been roleplaying with you for quite a while now.

Some parts were confusing- I got the characters mixed up half the time, and perhaps you're using the italics a bit too much? >>; Emphasis is good...just over doing it makes it bad. Also...'its' is possesive. 'it's' is 'it is.' Remember it that way and try to not get confused between them, since I've caught some of those mistakes.

Original, I credit that. It's interesting to know what Ingnuo Muchacha could do with torchic...yeah, the possibilities.

Good luck! ^^

February 27th, 2005, 7:21 PM
I'm sure flat will be ecstatic. XD

However, congrats!

February 28th, 2005, 7:11 PM
Yay, I knew a slow week for fan fics was coming up, now because no one else did a fic capable of taking this honour recently it fell to me...

I would like to thank my all my fans... yep, LilyPichu, the one who encouraged me to write this from the start, and Anacortes, who I had to threaten to stop writing chapters to get him to comment on this fic.
Also I have to thank all the fic writers here for NOT stealing this from me by writing a better better fic recently enough or bribing a mod (It doesn't work but still I thank you for not trying to bribe them).

Now I must appologise for Chapter five being delayed, but it'll be up in the next few days... now any questions or comments?

March 5th, 2005, 1:47 AM
I'm not sure what I should think of my latest chapter, so please tell me how it compairs to the rest of my chapters... please, I need more feedback if I'm going to improve my chapters.

Chapter 5: Clinging to Dominance!
Your Ninetales bit you! Nurse Joy exclaimed, she was clearly trying her best not to freak out at the thought that I was going to be a problem, I think you should come in with her so I can give you proper treatment for you injury, it should calm her down a bit I can guess that this is her first visit to a Pokemon Centre, but still it is odd for her to be acting like that, its almost as if she feels dominant over you.

I slowly let go of Lilacs hand and licked the wound while glaring at the human; Lilac wanted me to walk straight into the unknown alone, something she had no right to ask from me. Well now shed have to come with me. That was comforting, but not quite a victory. But it was close enough.

I was having trouble giving a menacing glare. The relief I felt was causing my tails to wag and I couldnt put any feeling into the look. The resulting glare was probably having the opposite effect than I desired.

Come on Kitsune, Lilac giggled as she pulled her injured hand away from me and headed slowly towards the door of mysterious core of the Pokemon Centre, I watched as a single drop of blood feel from her hand and on to the floor, I think youll want this over and done with as quick as possible, since there is no way youre going to get out of this.

Through the doorway we all went, a Chansey came with us. I had completely ignored it until now, in fact I hadnt really noticed it at all as I dismissed it as just another Pokemon enslaved by humans, but now it was clear it was a major part of the establishment. At least it was certain she would know what she was doing when checking to see how healthy I was, but that was only a small comfort as the human named Nurse Joy was still nearby watching.

Can you fix up my friends hand? I asked the Chansey, growling slightly as I kept my eyes on Nurse Joy, your human seems a bit worried about it, then theres the fact that apparently I need to have a medical check up even though I feel fine.

I actually thought youd be a bit of a problem, The Chansey replied in a soothing soft voice, clearly not intending any insult, as she rushed over and started to bandage up Lilacs injury, however I was surprised that Nurse Joy was not coming closer to try to help, I can tell youre a lot more comfortable with me than my master, really for this sort of check up she isnt needed if you cooperate and there is nothing wrong with you.

It was almost too quickly that she finished bandaging Lilacs hand and had somehow coaxed me on to some sort of table and had begun to rush around me, poking and prodding, checking for anything out of the ordinary.

I watched carefully as Nurse Joy pulled Lilac away from me to talk to her, I couldnt hear what they were saying over the soothing humming of the Chansey but I couldnt complain as it would risk seriously insulting natures best healers, and news of that could easily spread a bit too far.

Can you please relax a bit? Your muscles are far too tense. Its as if youre preparing to attack, its making me a bit uncomfortable, the Chansey sighed, and started to stare at my eyes, but not into them, though she quickly moved on to prying open my mouth. I only resisted for a few seconds, as there wasnt really any point. She took a long look in my mouth, seeming to examine every tooth as well as taking a decent look down my throat. It was then she took a step back and braced herself for singing a mystical song of sleep.

I quickly focused on making fire roll out of my mouth at the Chansey, more to scare it than to do any harm as even on a good day my flames could never burn at a distance, though the effect was nothing like I expected. A burst of steam rolled round my face, clouding my sight. It was clearly a shocking result for the Chansey as she didnt start to sing, of course I was surprised enough that I didnt manage to speak before she did.

I was hoping you would cooperate fully, she said, it sounded as though she was unsure of what to do next, there is an important part of the examination that would be somewhat uncomfortable for you if you remained awake. If you were a smaller Pokemon Id give you a chance to decide if you wanted to stay awake during it but seeing as how I wouldnt be able to hold you still if you get squeamish I cant do that.

Look, you are not going to be touching my tails, I growled as the steam slowly stopped blocking my vision, and I saw that Lilac and Nurse Joy had rushed over, Lilac looked like she was about to burst out laughing, they are far to important to let anyone else handle, even a creature like yourself, so just skip that part of my examination, the look on the Chanseys face was of total disbelief, as if she wasnt referring to handling my tails. But what else could she possibly be talking about that could be uncomfortable for me? Then again why would she need to examine at my tails anyway?

You werent kidding when you said she had trouble breathing fire, Nurse Joy laughed, as she carried a bowl with little round balls that smelled quite edible to me, really it isnt too much of a health problem, it wont be able to get any worse but we dont have the equipment here to treat it, that youll have to go to Rustboro for. She carefully placed the tray in front of me, keeping as far away from me as possible while doing so.

I nudged the bowl towards the Chansey with my nose, Why dont you have some too? I failed to hide that I wasnt doing it out of kindness, but I was sure that it was clear why I was suspicious of the food.

Sorry, that stuff contains meat so cant eat it, the Chansey replied nervously, hopeful realizing that I had caught on to Nurse Joys little trick, it was a nice feeling watching that look appear on both their faces as Nurse Joy quickly realized as well. Still, it was a waste of food.

How do you expect Kitsune to eat something that your Chansey wont touch? Lilac giggled as she asked the rhetorical question and grabbed one piece of the food, tossing it into her mouth. I could see the look of disbelief on the faces of the other two; it was a surprise to me as well so I could only watch as she grabbed a second piece to eat.

Food just sitting in front of me and I was letting Lilac have her share before me, what was I thinking, why was I showing such weakness?

I pushed Lilacs hand out of the way as she reached for a third piece, swallowing as much as it as I could in a single mouth full. It was quite nice; the flavour was incredible though the texture left a little to be desired, it was still far beyond what I expected from humans.

See? You have to be ready to try what ever you feed a Pokemon to prove that its safe, Lilac yawned, though there was no way she could be still tired, could there? I continued to eat more of the food, keeping my eyes on everyone else to make sure they didnt try anything, you see eating a small amount of drugged food would have a severely reduced effect and the Pokemon would suffer any of the effects I think what ever you mixed in the food is a bit stronger than what I usual give Eevee

As Lilac started to drop to the floor I managed to position myself to break her fall. The food had been drugged and one glance at the bowl revealed that I had eaten almost half of it. I had eaten too much to resist its effects. As she hit me I started to collapse, my vision blurred, and the air was suddenly feeling quite heavy on me.
The last thing I heard before passing out was Nurse Joys worried voice, For a moment there I though wed have to use the tranquillizer gun

I opened my eyes; my body felt a bit weak but only in the same way one expects to feel after awaking from an induced sleep, though I quickly realised that my jaws were shut on the edge of the bowl, something that made me spring to my unsteady feet

You certainly woke up quickly, the Chansey said, and I spun around to look at her. She was on the other side of another bench, Lilac was lying inert on top of it, we would have taken the remainder of the food off you but you wouldnt let go of it, so my master decided that shed let you keep it and whats left of the food. Since there are plenty of other things she needs to do she left me to sort things out here. Your master will soon wake and Im just here to make sure she understands what happened.

Interesting that all your muscles are a little large and far denser than any other Ninetales that has ever been examined, she continued as I recovered from the after effects of the food, the muscles in your tails are especially strong, she giggled as I turned to inspect my tails, though I couldnt see a single bit of fur out of place my master has absolute confidence that your master knows what shes doing and will take good care of you, but she is concerned about whether Lilac can manage to gain any control in her relationship with you.

I walked over to Lilac, making sure to growl quietly at the Chansey on the way over in an attempt to hide that I was still a little unsteady on my feet, I suggest you bring me some food while we wait for Lilac to wake, I doubt youd want to be in the same room as me when Im hungry and yes I do expect you to be willing to eat some to make sure its safe.

I thought youd be hungry since you did stay awake long enough to finish what was put in your bowl and now you know not to eat any more of it, she laughed deviously, as she lifted a bowl of food into sight and walk round Lilac to me, Ill be happy to share my meal with you, my master makes sure I can have access to my own food whenever I want so Im always in top condition to deal with whatever problem comes my way.

She slid the bowl across the floor to me, its contents did not smell very nice, it smelled far too fruity for my liking I waited for the Chansey to have a few pieces of the food first before I started to eat, the food was quite bitter yet my nearly empty stomach forced me to eat all that was given to me.

Im sorry for tricking you Kitsune, Lilacs voice made me turn my head to look at her, it wasnt possible that she had only just woken up though looking back at the now empty bowl in front of me suggested that I had just been too busy to notice her waking up, but there could have been serous trouble if you didnt get a full examination Well we really should be going

I leapt to pick up the half full bowl of drugged food, though I stopped as it would be quicker to explain myself before she asked, Look Ive been told that the food is still mine and Im sure there must be some way to remove the side effects it has, its too good to just leave behind even if we cant fix the problem with it, we can still use it to fix whatever sleeping difficulties we might have.

It felt like I was submitting to Lilac, like I was saying I was weak. I just had to have that food. I would have to think how to use it later. I picked the bowl up in my mouth and started to nudge Lilac towards the door even though she was already heading that way.

Suddenly the Chansey rushed to a nearby bench, picking up a piece of paper before running back over to hand it to Lilac.

Heres a note written by my master, she said, as if it was required that she said at least something when handing it over, and then she had just decide to state a simple fact, it really proves humans are quite stupid when it comes to languages, since Pokemon can understand them and yet they cant understand us, so Im forced to just hand over a note instead of explaining things myself.

Hey I consider that I bit insulting, Lilac replied, the annoyance in her voice quickly faded, as she grabbed the piece of paper without looking at it um okay humans just have trouble understanding Pokemon um well

I started to push Lilac towards the door, recognizing the silence from the Chansey would soon turn into a lot of questions. As we exited through the door I heard the Chanseys voice, weak from shock Did she just understand me?

It was a quiet walk, probably because I couldnt talk at all with the bowl in my mouth, and Lilac seemed to realize I wanted to spend as little time in the town as possible and soon we were far away from it heading west. Lilac didnt seem to be traveling at a pace that was comfortable for her, though I could tell that she was only doing it to keep me happy

We better stop here, Lilac said all of a sudden, it was only then I noticed that the sun was close to setting, of course I place my bowl down as an indication I agreed Well have dinner and then spend the night here, Im sure you have no objections to that.

She swung her backpack off her shoulders and placed it on the ground a short distance from me and pulled out a container from within it. Upon its opening I could smell that the food within it would be quite nice.

Now you have a little problem, dont you, Lilac giggled, as she put the container in front of me, before continuing her annoying little joke without any sign of fear, will you let me have the first share to prove its safe to eat, thus admitting that I am at the top of the hierarchy, or will you take the risk and eat first. Its not that difficult a decision.

Enough was enough, how would I ever gain the control I needed over humanity through the long-term manipulation of her if I ended up nothing more than a mere slave to her. She belongs to me, not the other way around and that was something she had to learn.
I charged at her, ripping the container of food from her hands and head butting her to the ground, then I dropped on her. It end with my legs going across her body, holding her still, then it was safe for me to let go of the container.

You do have a point, I admitted, barely able to hold back the laughter of how she actually tried to trick me, but if I fall asleep while on top of you then youll be stuck there till I wake up, at which stage I wouldnt be too happy with you. Now what could you possible gain from this situation by lying?

Still that would only sort out future problems, getting back at her for what she had already done would also be required

Look, the foods safe, Lilacs trembling was restricted by my weight on her, I had certainly scared her and she was having a little trouble breathing, I was just joking, you must understand that as you seem to joke around quite a lot when playing with me. I hate being afraid of you, it isnt a way to live and itll eventually throw us both into depression. I can tell it hurts you to see me scared, though your instincts just numb the pain.

She had a point, if she was always afraid shed be of little use to me, we needed either some way to make her loyal to me out of something other than fear or someone else to join up with us to calm her down.

There was the sound of something falling over on to the ground behind me, I turned my head to see a large black dog laying unconscious next to the bowl that I took from the Pokemon Centre. It was reasonably clear what had happened, though I would have to make it suffer for eating some of my food, it was just what I needed

Lilac, do you think you could throw a Poke Ball at that Pokemon over there, I said as I slowly lifted myself off her so she could move, I think youd be more comfortable with someone else around, and its already weak enough to capture.

Um look, it is unfair to catch a Pokemon using drugged food, and Mightyena only obey experienced trainers, Lilac said, almost as confused as she was scared, I could understand why she saw it odd for a Pokemon to want another one trapped within a Poke Ball, anyway if I had Poke Balls I would of caught one of those Zigzagoon when I had the chance and um I was making such a good impression on Nurse Joy that I couldnt risk ruining it by asking to buy Poke Balls from her, and with you around I could walk off to buy them from a store.

Okay time for plan B; get revenge on Lilac for humiliating me.

Okay, well we cant leave it like that, I said, hoping Lilac would agree with what I was saying, I suggest we let it sleep with us tonight and deal with it in the morning if it hasnt already woken up and left. Do you see any reason why we shouldnt?

Lilac merely nodded at the idea, though she made sure to keep me between her and the Mightyena. I could tell she held no fear of it as her eyes were focused on me; she was merely doing it to try to make me feel superior, though it was neither helped or was necessary.

I said nothing more, shed probably freak out if I told her what I intended. First Id have to have one paw on its throat all night so if it started to wake up I could add a little pressure to reduce its oxygen supply temporarily so itd fall unconscious again. Then in the morning Id let it wake and leave Lilac to deal with it for a while, since itd have suffered partial suffocation several times during the night itd pose little danger but still scare her quite a bit. Tomorrow was going to be fun, but I still hadnt had dinner so it wasnt quite time to sleep.

March 29th, 2005, 1:07 AM
I don't even know why I'm still posting this here, I actually get reviews on all other sites I put this on so why should I put up with nothing here?

Yes, it's the lack of motivation from people who read my fic that is causing me to take almost a month to do a chapter instead of the origional intended one week... I blame my readers here for not motivating me and myself for lacking the spelling and grammar skills to make this fic readable.

I will continue to post new chapters here for those who are unable to find it on other sites.

Chapter 6: The omega dog, no threat at all?
(From the perspective of the Ninetales, Kitsune)
The light of dawn crept over to me; I could feel the coldness of the night fade away as my mind was clear. I had spent the night in a meditative state so as to still be aware enough to sense any movement the Mightyena would make, though it was unnecessary, as he didnt even stir once. I had assumed that he would have been nocturnal, it was an easy assumption to make, but he would not have slept so soundly unless he had been awake all of the previous day, if not longer.

It should still be easy to work this situation to my advantage; in fact the only problem is that hed be awake enough to do Lilac some serous harm if I dont intervene, but as long as he isnt any stronger than the pervious one I fought I wouldnt even get a scratch. It might even give Lilac a bigger fright than if I did him permanent trouble by depriving him of air.

I stretched and took a few steps away from the Mightyena, his disgusting scent had rubbed off on me over night but it was nothing that couldnt be quickly burned out. With my head close to my fur, I opened my mouth to let out cleansing fire. I yelped in surprise at the puff of steam that I got instead of fire, which was far more embarrassing than the lack of flames.

How could I have been stupid enough not to realize I wouldnt even be able to breath fire to clean myself? The weakened flame I used to have was enough to clean my fur if given enough time, but now I didnt even have that. How can I put up with my fur gathering the scents of others that would in time over power my own natural scent?

Its hard to believe most lesser creatures put up with such things, but for one as superior as myself having to is just unthinkable

Its odd that youre still breathing steam, Lilac called out, startling me once again. Two nights with her and shes woken up first both times, though nether really counted because of illness the first night and meditation the second, it was still discomforting, I guess your inner flame is hard to put out, though it is still unlikely that youll be able to breath fire for a long time Well breakfast is ready, if youre still hungry after the amount you ate last night.

Wait you mean that not only will I get a meal every day, but youll provide more than one?! the third shocking thing today, meaning Id appreciate my revenge on Lilac a little bit more, Im not hungry, you really should have told me last night that thered be more in the morning. Of course the Mightyena is probably starving after being knocked out last night, since you seem to know more about the Pokemon in Hoenn you better be the one to deal with it.

Um I dont think thatd be such a good idea, Lilac said, as she inched away, Ive heard all about Mightyenas, they are highly valued, mainly in criminal groups, not for their power but for the difficulty involved in having any control over them those that cant handle them get mauled. Supposedly they are given to new members of Team Magma and Aqua to test or build up their skill, which is cruel for both the Pokemon and human If you look at this properly, I cant even control you and Ninetales are meant to be very loyal, so what are the chances of me handling a wild Mightyena?

There was a growl, and I glanced towards to Mightyena to see that it was already on his feet; now that his eyes were open I could see that they were a fiery orange with black slits; such eyes were those that I had always been jealous of, they almost made the creature look dangerous

You will die for what you have done, He growled as he slowly stepped forward, though his lack of confidence showed as his tail hung between his legs and his steps were cautious, You murdered a litter of innocent cubs and left their mother to bleed to death I shall be the one to avenge their deaths, when the sun sets I shall kill you in your sleep.

Um its just after sun rise, you slept through the night and Kitsune never touched any cubs; the Mightyena was injured while Kitsune saved a Zigzagoon, Lilac said, sounding more like she was trying to reassure herself of what she believed than to convince the Mightyena, moving quickly so as to have me between her and the Mightyena, you know its odd to see a Mightyena without a pack. Also theyre usually nocturnal but this ones most certainly diurnal since its comfortable with the day light it doesnt make much sense with the little information I currently have, though there is certainly a logical explanation.

I think I understand why this one is like that then, I growled, threatening him not with physical strength but with knowing more about him than he was comfortable with, he probably is just the lowest member in the hierarchy of his pack, resorting to getting food during the day because there isnt enough left when it gets to his turn to eat since this was probably the only good nights sleep hes had for years its hard to understand why hed put up with being in a pack at all, none of my kind would put up with being anything less than absolute top of the hierarchy in a pack.

Hey, why are you talking about me in the second person, he growled, as he almost took a step back before a wave of anger at me refreshed his confidence. Humans can never say anything that one can understand, it is not even worth bothering to try to learn their language because its only an illusion of one um your kind must have trouble forming packs if no one is at the bottom of the hierarchy.

The lowest member of a pack is sometimes called the omega dog, Lilac said, desperate to be useful as she trembled in fear of the dark type Pokemon, a fear common in humans that had little basis at all, also the lack of understanding helps explain their hostility when their captured, their stubbornness to adapt their beliefs must also be a factor a social pack creature would have trouble adapting when they are commanded in a language that they have trouble understanding and the comfort of being in a pack would remain in their minds so theyd long for it again.

At least I do know your weakness, he continued, his tail having trouble wagging while it was hung so low, all your kind are protective of their tails, and there is also the rumour about a curse that affects all who touch one of the tails the pause in what he was saying would have been filled with a bit of laughter if it were from a creature that ever did such a thing, that doesnt fool me, I bet if I rip off one of your tails youll become helpless.

A sudden urge rushed over me to just yell out that my tails werent a weak spot, I knew it was the truth, my kind were just protective of their tails because, because, there was no reason that I could see, it was just another instinct that had always gotten in the way. Even if Lilac knew why, itd be too embarrassing to ask her

Your speechless meaning I was right, he growled as he lunged for one of my tails.
I could have easily knocked him to the ground and killed him there, but I hesitated and ended up just pulling my tail out of his way. I couldnt go for a quick win when the poor thing had no chance of winning at all when I intended to peacefully sort out the human problem in the future I needed practice at doing such things, a peacefully solution to a simple thing like this would be a sign that things would certainly work out in the end.

Pack your stuff, I called out to Lilac, my dodging of the Mightyenas attempts to bite my tails probably looked like a playful dance to her; it was hard to keep the fact that she was only a stupid human fresh in my mind when she always said things I didnt know, were heading off to the next town, this guy here will eventually get tired and go home if not Im sure there will be some pathetic trainer wholl want him to prove they have great skill, though by then hell hardly put up a fight.

It was almost fun teasing the creature with my tails as we ran around Lilac; he seemed to be going for a long drawn out chase, as he was afraid of what would happen if he did catch me without hitting a weak spot. Lilac made sure we still progressed towards the next town at a reasonable pace for a human

I think I need a bit of a rest, she wheezed, looking weak from the distance we had traveled, well stop for lunch and a bit of a rest, I just hope you can handle that Mightyena for that long if you get into trouble I wont be able to help you.

I looked towards a nearby tree, a perfect place to set him down for a while. I ran towards it and he followed, snapping at my tails. I ran past the tree, waving one of tails against it, before quickly pulling it away. When I heard thump as the Mightyena ran straight into the tree, more out of being too focused on my tail to notice the tree than stupidity, I twisted round and whacked my paw down on his throat.

Look, why cant we sort this out peacefully, I growled, adding a little pressure to make him uncomfortable but not so much that hed blackout, I could of easily killed you at any time but instead I tried to wait for you to get bored. Look, even if you continue to try to kill me youll just fail time after time as you lack the strength to beat me in a fair fight and you lack the intelligence to trick me. I dont want this to come to a fight; I have no desire to harm you.

Im sorry about this, I should have guessed that the howl was a bit of an exaggeration, the Mightyena whimpered, some of my kind just get a bit paranoid when they have pups and end up forcing everyone away, so she was probably a bit confused when she howled out the message about you. But thats not the problem, no one really cared about her since she had no pack and the pups were fathered be a Seviper. I still have to kill you, as I cant return back to my pack unless I do. If I tell them you didnt do anything Id be considered a coward, backing out of something I said Id do.

Let me get this straight, you got tired of being the omega dog so you spurted out that youd hunt me down, I said, easily guessing about what had happened to him, just so you could be moved up the hierarchy of course you should know that the only chance you have of killing me is to outsmart me; being intelligent is clearly not something your good at because you also missed the fact that even if you kill me youll be back down to being the omega dog in a few days because your such a wimp suddenly the shock of something else he said hit me, you mean your species breeds with other species? That cant work, can it?

I turned questioningly towards Lilac, letting go of the Mightyena.

Yes, it does happen but I dont know any more than that, she sighed, I have gotten to see the evolved forms of Eevee breed, nothing more thus I know very little about that sort of thing I do know that some of the more successful breeders rely on it happening to breed Pokemon with certain abilities they dont normally have. I would guess that the young Poochyena in that litter would grow venom sacs or something.

Suddenly there was the sound of hoofs on the ground and something dashed past us, stopping in the path to the next city, thus disrupting any chance of me quickly finishing off with a peaceful solution with the Mightyena. The true peaceful solution had proven to be impossible, but that didnt mean it was an omen of things to come.

There stood a fiery horse, a Rapidash, only a short distance away standing side on, showing off as much of its magnificent flames as it could. It was a creature that might understand how I was suffering from being unable to burn my fur clean, a creature who might even no, I could not ignore the lifeless look in its eyes or the black robed figure on its back, the wind blew the scent of the rider to me, it was the same one I saw in the Pokemon centre yesterday.

Sometimes I have to wonder why I bother spying on my targets before dealing with them, a human voice called out from under the black hood of the robe, as feminine as it was it still held far too bile and malice for the speaker to have anything nice planned for anyone for the rest of her life, I could have easily slit your throat as you slept last night, but I mistook you for the type who would have some tricks to prevent that, but then I ended up sleeping in thus missing the chance to observe you more closely.

She sighed, her Rapidash seemed a little restless under her as if it was not used to her talking so much, or maybe for some other reason, I almost feel sorry that I have to kill you, but you know how it is. You know something that I dont want someone else to find out about, and even though I am curious as to how you found out when you were even too stupid to make sure I didnt find out you knew, I can not take the risk of letting you live. At least itll be a rapid death since you wont be able to put up a decent fight.

I glanced at the Mightyena, I could see that a plan had risen in his mind, the way he tried to hide the fact that he was watching Lilac carefully made it clear what he intended. I had underestimated is intelligence; however he still posed no real threat.

It was clear what he was planning as it would be similar to what Id do in this sort of situation: In a fight Id have to move away from Lilac, and hed have a chance to take her hostage, luckily thatd mean hed also have to protect her if anything got past me meaning I could fight without worrying about her.

And after the fight, if hes even got enough strength left to hold a hostage, I could always use my special technique that he will have to way to resist

As cunning as his plan was, it would help me more than harm me and hed be the last to know. He was truly a natural omega dog, the last at everything important in life.

April 3rd, 2005, 1:35 AM
Yay, this is the best battle scene Ive ever written too bad itll never compare to anyone elses

Chapter 7:A Terrible Pokemon Trainer
(From the perspective of the human, Lilac)
I dont like the way that Mightyena is looking at me; I know hes planning something involving me that I wont like, but hed wait till after we beat this mystery lady before trying anything, of course then Kitsune would be free to deal with what ever plan hes who am I fooling? This lady is probably some sort of unbeatable assassin and Im just some girl who lets herself be pushed around by her Pokemon, the victory here will be completely Kitsunes Well maybe the Mightyena will deserve some credit too.

I know I should say something, try to get out of this without a fight but nothing came into my mind, there was just something out-of-place about the whole situation that made it seem scarier I could see no motive for her trying to spark new conflict between Team Aqua and Magma, as seemed to be her goal from what she said back at the Pokemon centre, a gang war would just harm both teams and everyone else in Hoenn. Sure it might allow Team Rocket to start up operations here but it just didnt feel like that was what she wanted, meaning the real reason must be buried deep in my subconscious.

The Lady, still sitting upon her Rapidash, grabbed her hooded robe, ripping it off and tossing it high into the air revealing herself: her shoulder length hair looked like it had been dyed with blood; her eyes were completely black, which would only be possible with specialized contact lenses; her body was slim but didnt look too weak; and she was wearing what looked like some sort of black swimsuit with a black leather belt with two Poke Balls attached to it as well as various odd looking

Kitsune pushed me to the ground next to the Mightyena, shocking him as much as me, and her all nine of her tails began to glow a bright white. Iron tail, a technique not easily learnt, making the fact Kitsune was using it that much more impressive.

I looked up into the air, catching a glimpse of the black robe being ripped to shreds as a shower of white needles poured from the sky, before Kitsunes white tails blocked my view as they were sung round to make shield to protect us.

I heard the sound of the needles hitting the iron tail shield that was protecting all three of us, just before I heard the needles hitting the ground around us. As comforting as it was beneath Kitsunes shield, I was worried She was going out of her way to protect someone who wanted her dead, what made it worse was that I had a feeling that doing such a thing wasnt what she was used to.

I risked a glance at the surrounding scenery: The grass had been shredded, as had most other plants in the area

That must be a first, Iron Tail being used as a defensive technique, the lady insulted the very use of method of defense that had just saved my life, its insane to waste such a perfectly good offensive technique to protect your lives when itd been a quick painless death if you didnt and now youll end up dying a slow painful one odd how you must of signaled her to do that, yet I didnt pick up your command at all, truly such signals are never used by normal trainers.

There was a clunk as a smoking metal device hit the ground, without doubt it was what shredded the robe and shot those needles. I could see that it wouldnt have been possible for a human to see that sort of sneak attack coming, everyone is too used to every else using Pokemon for combat and villains only throwing off an outfit to make themselves look impressive (And ultimately too vain to be a real threat).

A large piece of black fabric slowly drifted down; only as intact as it was because it was on the other side of the device when it went off.

She grabbed one of her Poke Balls and tossed at the ground between us.

Go, Katar. Kill the girl at any cost. Make sure to give her Pokemon a slow painful death after youve killed her as you still need to harden your heart a bit, she commanded as the Poke ball opened releasing a blurry red glow that faded as it took the form of an average looking absol, though I couldnt remember whether absol were meant to have yellow eyes like this one did.

Hey, Im the one whos meant to be going straight for killing the opposing trainer, Kitsune whined, most likely upset that someone had copied a strategy that she considered her own, and as disconcerting as her admitting that she thinks that attacking trainers is the correct way of winning a battle would be in any other circumstances. Well it still scared me a bit anyway.

The absol charged towards me, Kitsune charged towards him, both focusing entirely on each other, watching for any little mistake thatd let them past the other or deliver a quick and deadly strike

Wow, Katar, the absol, suddenly exclaimed stopping on the spot, giving Kitsune a chance to jump over him unopposed, swinging a glowing tail under her to whack him in face as she passed. It was a bit disappointing that Katar managed to dig his head blade and tail blade into the ground.

I still dont see why her presence feels as wonderful as an incoming city leveling earthquake, Katar quickly got to his feet and resumed charging towards me, though the Mightyena leapt into a defensive position in front of me, or why I feel a little bit queasy because of that, or even why that suddenly hit me like a crowbar but Ill never let such a thing get in the way of my orders.

You worthless Absol, I heard the Lady scream out in anger, dont hesitate, dont stop to make a few meaningless sounds, Dont you dare fall in love with the enemy hurry up and kill the girl and I might think of reducing your punishment to a painless death.

My eyes drifted away from Katar to Kitsune. She leapt at the Lady, knocking her off the Rapidash, but slipping off her and having to quickly

Flamethrower, the lady called out. I wasnt surprised that she didnt why wasnt I surprised that she didnt say the Rapidashs name when she clearly said the Absols, what was my subconscious hiding from me?

Kitsune bathed in the fire, the way she moved made it look like she was trying to get it to hit all her fur equally.

Kitsune looked quite disappointed when the flames stopped coming, and she leapt into the air, flipping over in midair with her glowing tails flailing. The lady easily managed to roll out of the way, though the Rapidash was not so lucky. One of Kitsunes tails hit its leg; I could hear the crack as the bone shattered under the force. The Rapidash didnt even flinch and merely got back to its feet.

Hey let go of my tail blade, it snapped me back to watching what was happening much closer to me: the fight between the absol and the mightyena, which was a great contrast to the other fight in a few ways. The absol was certainly strong to be dragging the mightyena around; the mightyenas claws were digging into the ground to attempt to stop Katars movement but without success.

Try a Fire Wheel, I barely noticed the ladys voice.

Katars tail glowed as he swung it with the mightyena still attached, though the black dogs grip on the tail was quickly lost and it tumbled across the ground before getting back on its feet.

Mean while I was left undefended and Katar charged at me, my fear was over powering but somehow my desire for survival managed to come through to protect me.

I could arrange for you to have a date with Kitsune, I cried out, realizing how stupid saying such a thing must have sounded and my voice quickly trailed off, that is if its okay with your master

This isnt working try using an attack that isnt a fire technique.

A date? Katar tilted his head on its side as he paused again; his ears and tail drooped a little out of confusion, Im a little confused about the terminology. I think I know what you mean but I dont think I want my throat slit and my lifeless body used as a punching bag also what do you mean by my master?

Katar, how can we win if you keep hesitating? Katar Return. Return, I heard the ladys voice call out and she once again failed to say the name of her Rapidash, though that didnt stop both her Pokemon from dissolving into red energy that then was sucked into their Poke Balls. She grabbed a black ball from her belt and tossed it at the ground, next time I wont play nice!

There was a flash of light and she was gone, though oddly a strong smell of vanilla was in the air.

I paused for a few moments trying to gather my thoughts after my first Pokemon battle; Id never be any good if I couldnt think in a combat situation and couldnt even stay focused enough to see what was happening. I should have stayed in my home valley and become just another person pretending to be a Pokemon breeder, taking credit for all the Eevee own hard work

The mightyena suddenly leapt at me. I gripped on to his paw and began to struggle as he tried to push it down onto my throat. Odd how he seemed to put only enough weight on it to make me struggle and how easily I managed to roll out from under him.

Of course when I felt his paw on my back I understood why: He didnt want to harm me or even scare me, only to hold me prisoner.

I have your human and I know youll do anything to protect her, the mightyena growled and I could easily imagine that its tail must have been wagging, is she worth enough to you that youd let me kill her if it meant Id let her go unharmed?

I heard myself giggle; it felt like my mind was no longer in control Kitsune cared about me more than anyone else ever had, but she only cared because she needed me for something and it couldnt be too hard for her to find a replacement. Still it was comforting to know there were trainers worse than me out there.

Other Lip
April 7th, 2005, 11:19 AM
*Waves uncontroablly* Hey Flatulus it is me Flaming Lip. I beta-ed the first chapter (I doubt I did a good job but I guess your other beta took care of the rest...).

Anyways I will say that this is a good fic (already said that at SPPF). I hope that you get more reviewers soon. Ta ta

Flaming- er... Other Lip

April 7th, 2005, 8:42 PM
Just like from SPP...

Your RPGs in SPP had the most written quality plot. Because of that, it gave you the seal...

Yes, this story has the beautifully written description, and I would be thrilled to see the next chapter. Good Luck!

April 7th, 2005, 8:45 PM
OMG, someone replied... wait a moment, it's only one of those who Beta this fic.
The question is why are so few people reviewing and so many reading?

April 10th, 2005, 12:31 AM
~*Angel Vaporeon*~: Sorry for not seeing your post eariler, please forgive me. Now if only I knew who you were on Serebii it might help me remember you... oh, well I guess it's just a good thing that you haven't found this fan fic on serebii.

Chapter 8:Possibly not romance
(From the perspective of the Mightyena, ?????)
Everything is going according to plan. It was easy to outsmart that ninetales and soon Ill be able to return to my pack. The human was giggling a bit, for what reason I cannot be sure, as my kind never laugh. It is hard to figure out any meaning of what she does at all, but maybe its wrong to take away her only friend no, I have to keep my mind on my task.

So now you must decide which is more important, I growled, as I put more of my weight on the paw holding the female human to the ground causing her to go quiet, your life or your humans. Submit yourself to death by me and Ill let her go unharmed as I have no quarrel with her.

Why dont we settle this peacefully? her voice was much softer than it was earlier, merely sitting on the spot, all nine of her tails wagging furiously, just lift your paw off her and everything will be fine.

Something about her seemed different; she seemed quite likable, for a lack of a better word. The whole world seemed to fade away, there was nothing but her, and I could just sit stare at her all day

No, I could let myself be manipulated with whatever trick she was using, I was not weak enough to fall for such temptation, no mightyena is that weak. I managed to push my paw back down on the human before she got free. I could feel the force of whatever it was she was using trying to tear away my strength of will but I was strong enough to resist.

Incredible, you have a very strong will to resist my attract technique, her tails only pausing for a moment; she must have already thought of another way to deal with me. No, its not possible that she could think that fast, it must be some sort of bluff, even if I was holding back its full power as it wouldnt be worth it, because acting like Im really interested in you in anyway is something I couldnt live with. Still the enhanced pheromones should have been much harder to resist. Too bad, even with such a strong mind, youll eventually fall in love with me anyway as your loyalty to your pack slowly fades

Hey! There is no way I could ever love you, I barked, maybe killing the human would teach the insolent ninetales not to insult me. But then what would stop her getting away? even with your um silky fur? Wondrous tails? Appealing scent? Beautiful eyes? Really Im having trouble see what could possibly make me love you. Youre nothing compared to most female mightyenas. Oh.

By then it was to late, she had a short run up before her leap and knocked me off the human, and at the same time pinned me to the ground. Her attracting technique may not have been able to break my will, but she had gotten me distracted too easily by drawing my attention to her every detail. I was just lucky none of my pack were here to see how I was an embarrassment, not only to my pack, but also to my whole species.

I tried my best to struggle free, but it was hopeless and I could feel her hot breath on my fur. The smell of steam was in the air but it seemed to be fading, being replaced by a faint smell of fire.

The human made some vocal sounds, she sounded both glad and annoyed at or about the ninetales. I could hear the rustling as she pulled herself across the ground. Yes, the ninetales certainly must have landed over her stopping her from getting up easily, thus she must be saying that the ninetales should try to avoid getting so close to landing on her next time.

The hot breath was now on my shoulder. Suddenly there was a sharp pain as teeth tore into my flesh and pulled at my shoulder, probably trying to rip my front entire leg off. I had to escape, but struggling was getting me nowhere.

The humans made some more meaningless sounds, the sounds were loud and seemed displeased with the ninetales actions.

Look, Lilac, he accused me of being less attractive than the worthless mutts of his kind! the ninetales growled at the human, letting go of my shoulder, the only way I cant make his life any worse is to rip a leg off. Hes already got an impossible task that hes convinced he must do, and if he does succeed hell end up returning to a pack that bullies him so much that hes probably already forgotten his name because hes always called by insults. I could rip all his legs off if you want me to be merciful as hed die quicker that way without his pack annoying him, except the possiblility of eating the remains.

Of course I remember my name, its I started, but couldnt manage to finish. How could I have forgeten my own name? Could she be right about me never being anything more than the lowest member of my pack? Okay, so I dont remember it, maybe returning to my pack isnt such a good idea, but theres no where else for me to go. If I try to join another pack itd just be the same

The human spoke; it is possible that humans actually had a language so it is a correct word to use. It sounded like I had gotten her sympathy but it wasnt like itd change anything. A temporary distraction was probably the best that could be arranged.

Well I guess we can let him live the ninetales sighed; her tails drooped a tiny bit. How could she just submit so easily when she was clearly dominant over the human? I guess well have to name him since hell hang around till we can get rid of him, which well do as soon as possible. Im sure well run into some trainer wholl want him soon enough.

More speech from the human, but a sudden jolt of pain as I rolled to my feet stopped me from picking up the emotion behind it. Luckily the pain quickly faded, but it still left me with a limp.

What do you mean being last is sometimes a good thing? the nineta no, I had to start thinking of her as Kitsune if I wanted to be able to gain her trust enough to get a chance to kill her, well I guess Omega can come with us if you do make sure I get what you promised me, I want to watch him go through a thorough medical examination and you make sure to arrange that method to make sure he isnt a threat while we sleep.

The human approached me, reaching one of her odd front paws towards my head It was hard not to bite it, but I had to resist the urge, as I needed to make a good impression. She rubbed my head as she spoke, sounding happy, questioning and surprised?

She turned and started heading off, gesturing with one of her front paws. I couldnt quite place the meaning but I limped after her anyway.

I hope we dont get into another fight, itll take days for me to be able to walk properly again, but thanks for accepting me.

The human, Lilac I think her name was, started to move further ahead of us, I could smell that she was a little uncomfortable. I could smell little fear coming from her, in fact she seemed quite comfortable with me and Kitsune behind her even though itd be easy for us to attack and kill her. She trusted me like I was now a member of her pack though she seemed to act nicer as well.

A small grove of trees caught my eyes, mainly because they also caught Lilacs eyes as well while she approached them. Was it possible that she was sensing something about that grove with a sense I didnt possess? She glanced into them as she pasted, and she fell backwards as she screamed in shock.

The Kitsune ran quickly to aid her, such caring that I even had little of when with my pack, turning to what ever had startled her.

Well, looks like that evil lady was serious I wonder if its dead.

The human made more sounds as she rushed towards whatever had frightened her, the meaning of her words was mysterious to no, it sounded like she was trying to entice the Kitsune to be merciful or helpful. I was getting used to picking up what she meant but letting the Kitsune know might be giving away an advantage. The human would make a better prize from killing the Kitsune than returning to my pack, if I could understand her enough to dominate over her.

I caught up and looked. I couldnt stop myself from speaking even though I knew it was the wrong thing to do. This sort of thing never happens in a pack, everyone in a pack is too valuable for this to happen. Good thing its dead and isnt suffering it is dead, right?

April 14th, 2005, 4:13 PM
~*Aurora Wish*~ from SPP...

April 15th, 2005, 1:56 PM
Yes, I do remember you. Too bad you stopped joining my RPGs, you were reasonably good.

May 12th, 2005, 1:25 AM
Sorry for being so delayed on this chapter, at least now it's up... I've made sure toexplain more about the way Katar feels about Kitsune, but I'm sure it's still vague enough to mislead people.

Chapter 9:Would have been better off dead?
(From the perspective of Katar, the Absol)
Katar, come out now

The voice of my master beckoned, though her voice sounded angrier than normal, this was not surprising since it was the first time we had run from battle. Her voice seemed to echo in my mind. Soon I would have to face that anger as I could only hear her voice because I was already beginning to emerge from my ball.

In a Poke Ball there was no way to tell how much time passes, normal senses do not exist within a Poke Ball as nothing of me really exists when inside it. It always seemed that there was always just enough time to think, no more, no less. When there was nothing to think about days could pass seemingly instantly, though in those circumstances the sudden hunger after being let out was always hit hard. When there was plenty to think about, time was endless. It was a great thing when trying to gather ones thoughts just to go into a Poke Ball for a second or two.

If only I could have another moment to cleanse my mind of the fear caused by her anger things would be much easier, but it was too late for that and my body was already reforming out of reddish energy.

Why did you fail me? she hissed, though hissing like she did wasnt natural for a human or all of them would do it, you got distracted, letting your guard down just because of an attractive ninetales. Really its unlike you, unlike a Pokemon that Id want to have with me. You were the only way to take down that girl. You saw the sort of skill she possessed to control her Pokemon in a way that could not be detected; no one can be that good, especially not one so young. I will not allow myself to be replaced, and I will prove that I am greater than her, but it will not be with you.

I tried to speak, but she had somehow gotten her hands round my throat and began to crush it. Perhaps I could have avoided it, though her training had proven resisting her in any way just made things worse. I instinctively tried to look for help in the only other one around: the rapidash. It was pointless, in all the time Ive been around that rapidash has never said a word and has never been referred to by any name. That rapidash hadnt even flinched when the ninetales broke its leg. He had been completely broken in by the training.

Yes, the ninetales had distracted me. But who wouldnt be distracted once sensing the path of destruction that lay in her wake, and that she would bring in times to come? Absol are sensitive to such things, though it rarely shows up in living things, only in things like earthquakes. She was something to watch carefully from a safe distance, nothing more.

My master lifted me with one hand and slammed me against a tree. With her other hand she pulled out some device that appeared to be two pieces connected by a single piece of wire, and she tossed it at the tree. Though I could not see what it did, it was easy to guess as wire quickly bound me to the tree, and she caught the ends and one loop of it.

Grabbing one of my unresisting front paws she twisted it round. Even if I could howl out in the pain it caused, I was trained to resist pain. I could feel myself getting weaker, but she was still doing quite a poor job of strangling me. Of course that was probably on purpose, she would never really risk losing me, would she?

Upon my neck she forced my twisted paw, forcing my claws to extend out into my neck. It was then that she let go of the loop of wire, and pulled on the ends. I couldnt breathe. The wire had tied my paw to my throat tight enough to block off my breathing completely.

Now it ends, goodbye Katar, my master spoke bearing her teeth, as she dropped a Poke Ball to the ground, my Poke Ball,. I heard the crunch as she stamped on it, shattering it. She turned to the rapidash, Say goodbye to Katar.

The rapidash walked up to me; the broken leg seemed to have no effect on the way he walked. Perhaps hed finally talk, tell me that this was all a joke. He suddenly turned away, carefully getting good footing with the one of his front legs that wasnt broken. I could feel the warmth of my blood drip down my neck. He lifted both his back legs off the ground and kicked, the hooves coming right for my head

Pain. It filled my head. I felt too weak to open my eyes to see where I was, but the comforting feeling of the claw marks on my throat healing through means of a potion probably meant I was at a Pokemon Centre. The prior events were still in my mind, it was clear that I had been abandoned. I had no master, I was lost without a purpose, but I could not rest, two female human voices in the room made me want to stay awake to listen; perhaps they would reveal things werent as bad as it seemed

looks like the Nurse Joy from Oldale was right to be suspicious of Lilac. Most would have assumed she just had a rich family that had foolishly given her a powerful Pokemon to start her off on her journey. Of course the way she has a mightyena tamed in less than a day, when even experienced trainers cant managed it in years, proves she is a lot more than she seems.

They must be talking about the girl

Still, Jenny, I disagree with the wild conclusions some of your subordinate police officers are jumping to. I dont mean its not possible that shes a Pokemon pretending to be human with some sort of psychic illusion or just transforming like a ditto. What I mean is the actions they want to take to test it are cruel and against the law. Anyway if she was a Pokemon in disguise, then the bite wound on her hand wouldve healed by now.

The girl was human, I wouldve known if that wasnt the case, though I understand how paranoid humans should be of Pokemon taking over from them, its the sort of thing that keeps them on top.

Nurse Joy, I do not approve of any of the drastic actions that they have suggested, nor do I care if shes human or notactually I do if she happens to have fake I.D. saying shes human when shes not, what I am concerned about is her being corrupted by Team Magma or Aqua. Luckily Ive already contacted someone to help her not do anything crazy just because shes so much better at Pokemon training than other people. He should meet her before she gets to Rustburo.

Suddenly there was the sound of trolleys full of medical equipment being pushed over. I forced open my eyes to look upon the scene

Ive got to see you do that part of the check up procedure on a conscious Pokemon, it was the white ninetales speaking, and she was out the corridor on the other side of the two humans. She had pinned a chansey to the ground and her tails were wagging furiously, the chansey in Oldale said that small Pokemon have the option go going through it with no antistatic, and that is something I just have to see.

I dont care what the chansey in Oldale said, The chansey said firmly, even though she was clearly at the disadvantage, doing such a thing is never done here, and most certainly not because some sadistic ninetales wants to see it done.

Weird, but it probably would make more sense if I knew what procedure they were talking about

Sorry about that! the girl, Lilac, called out as she came rushing down the corridor, I really shouldnt have let her watch Omega get a full examination, still she was curious about it and I didnt think it could do any harm. Um Okay, I suppose technically I should have made sure it was okay with you first, but when I asked you took it as a joke.

Glad youre here, we were just about to go looking for you, One of the female humans, assumedly Officer Jenny, said, everything you told me about this mystery lady and her attack against you checks out, and it certainly helps us with quite a number of cases. Its amazing how many crimes she has committed in the past, but the info you gave us will help with her capture also Nurse Joy needs to speak to you about her absol you brought in.

Yes, I do need to speak with you about him, Nurse Joy spoke, beaming at Jenny as clearly things were moving too fast for her liking, you seem to be a skilled trainer and Im sure youll be able to help him adjust from his previous master. The only other option is to put him through extensive testing to see if he is suitable for release or a less experienced trainer, both of which are unlikely. If he cant get a home Ill have to put him down

I Lilac unconfidently started, though the ninetales interrupted.

Come on, she barked, leaping off the chansey, this is just too perfect: we need to know more about that Lady in order to prepare ourselves for when she attacks again, since I doubt those humans interested in her will be able to catch her. Just please let us take him, Im getting bored with only the company of those who I cant take out my aggression on. Well I could take it out on Omega, but thatd make him think hes worth my time.

Great, death or being tortured for information I dont have. Whats worse is I dont get to make the decision

July 2nd, 2005, 12:53 AM
Chapter 10:The nature of Lilacs past.
From the perspective of Kitsune, the Ninetales
No it came as a surprise to me, not even a human could possibly fail to see Katars importance. Knowledge of an enemy provides a great advantage, and it would be vital if we were to avoid any traps that we could face in the future.

Wait, Lilac! I barked; I could feel my tails had gone limp and it felt like the worst of it was yet to come, we need him for us to give us a good advantage, I promise he wont suffer too much. In fact if it has to be, Ill get him to talk without causing any harm at all by making him fall in love with me. After weve finished with him Im sure well find a nice trainer to give him to and everything Anyway Omega feels a bit lonely since he cant understand you and I hate him, though I wont hurt him because you wouldnt like that. He could really do with someone to talk with.

I cant take him with me, Kitsune, she looked as though she was about to cry, I cant even handle controlling you or Omega, certainly not both of you at the same time. I freeze up in battle becoming hopeless to provide any assistance, and we could have been killed out there against that fiend. At least without me, you wouldnt have to worry about her coming after you. I dont want anyone to die because of me.

I stood there shocked, barely noticing her run out the door, picking up her bag as she went. She had left, and I hadnt even seen it coming. All the power a ninetales is meant to have, and all the power I had already learned to control, failed to give me enough of a door into her mind to spot her suffering like this.

At least Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny were as speechless as me. Tracking Lilac would be easy. Nose to the ground I headed after her. I stopped. A ninetales walking by itself nose to the ground would be an embarrassing situation to be caught in, we are meant to be better than that. My species were meant to wait for prey, not track it down. Omega would have to do the tracking then.

I turned and dashed through the Pokemon Centre, quickly finding Omega lying still sedated on a bed. Waking him could have been much fun, but being quick was more important. Fun and quick was still possible. I bit into his tail, quickly jerking away, thus pulling him right off the bed. The bite awoke him but he was still too dozy to make much of a yelp or brace himself for hitting the ground.

What was that for? He yawned as he got up onto unsteady feet, the affects of the sedative hadnt worn off yet. I was having the most bizarre dream. It was snowing and Lilac, that absol, and I were snuggling together to sleep out in the middle of it. You were no where in sight, and your scent was no longer even on Lilacs clothing I know it sounds boring but it was about to get good.

There was no time to consider the meaning of dreams, especially of a creature that would never have premonitions of any sort, Lilac has run off because well that evil lady upset her, and I doubt seeing that absol again helped. You better start tracking her scent or Ill run off without you too.

He started off slow, warbling towards the door, slowly shaking the remaining effects of artificial sleep. He was still too out of it to question my orders. Itd be hard to look dignified while following him, but I had to try. I stretched my tails out, and held my head high in the air, and took up a very strutting walk style. We soon headed straight out the door unobstructed.

Let them go and dont send any police to make sure Lilac is okay, I heard Nurse Joy say as we left the Pokemon Centre, presumably to Officer Jenny, this is a matter best left with her Pokemon, itll help develop better bonds of friendship between them.

Omega dashed sleepily though the streets with me close behind, though his progress was much slower than I would have liked. The trail led us right out of town, and into the sparse area of trees that covered the local landscape.

So, how are we going to cheer Lilac up? Omega finally asked, it was a question that felt too important to be asked by one whose nose was in the dirt but a grubby dog like him couldnt have known any better, when any of my siblings were upset they usually just took it out on me, but Lilac seems too weak to do such a thing. For one thing she isnt dominant over anyone, so shes more likely to be picked on. You wouldnt drag us after her if there wasnt an easy way to fix the problem.

First off let me do all the talking, the answer wasnt an easy one to come up with, and it was just something I was hoping I wouldnt be asked. Such questions are always the more important ones, when we find her you just sit back and try to look guilty about her feeling upset. That should bring some comfort to her, though Im sure Ill be able to talk to her about what happened to help her out. Afterwards Im sure shell be in a playful mood for a bit, giving us both a chance to make a better impression on her than we have in the past.

For a moment I thought you would suggest one of those barbaric human sports like gym battles, Omega was showing more knowledge on human culture than expected of him, I have heard rumours about them and how humans crave for the small objects that are given for completing them. Its said that it involves putting a humans Pokemon against several unnaturally strong ones usually with devastating results.

We continued in silence, Omega picking up that I didnt want to hear more almost telepathically. The pattern of my walk probably went out a bit, and his hearing could have picked this up. There was no way anything else could have tipped him off.

There Lilac was, sobbing under a tree. Pink petals fell from it, drifting harmlessly around her. Oddly enough, the flowers were only in bloom right above her, none of the rest of the tree was. In fact none of the other trees were in bloom either. This probably was no coincidence. Flower petals seemed to have some attraction for some humans and this probably lured her to the tree. How a tree would end up like this was beyond my knowledge but it had to be natural.

It had taken most of the day to find her, but we were probably still heading in the right direction to reach the next town. Lilac was at least smart enough not to lead us off course when running off, right?

Omega lay down silently a short distance from her, faking silent tears quite well for a first time, though he completely failed to stop his tail vigorously wagging. I carefully walked closer too, the petals felt nice under my feet.

Lilac, please dont be sad it wasnt hard to sound sincere, it actually felt like I wasnt faking, but that would be impossible, it makes us sad too. We can help if you let us, and there is no way that evil human female will be able to harm us if were together. Please tell Omega and I what is wrong.

It is always said that espeon would do anything to protect their master, and their very psychic powers are developed to meet that purpose, Lilacs voice sounded sad and quite empty, what if the danger was not physical, but mental instead? If they desired to protect then theyd just take away all the pain, all the fear, and all the emotions that were undesirable. Logically no harm could possibly come from such tampering, its not like they would ever stop tampering to keep their masters stable. Its not like anyone would be willing to leave such protection behind

In a way I always knew they did do it, but part of the effect was stopping me, or any of my family from worrying about it, tears began to drip down her face, I remember when I was quite young, I was right there in the same room as my parents as they were brutally murdered. I know I was too young to do anything to stop it but that was no excuse for what happened next It was as if no one even noticed they were dead, not even my older brother. Everyone continued with life as normal, we were all prevented from doing anything else. The murder was never even reported to the police and as far as the world is concerned both of them are still alive. It was almost a perfect utopian state of mind we were in.

But even the espeon, developing their powers for that specific purpose, had limitations, I stood in a shocked silence, though I managed to catch a glance at Omega. He was being quite quiet considering he shouldnt have been able to understand what was happening, they are mainly diurnal, so the powers manipulating us were stronger during the day, and during the night it was much weaker, and especially round the time of the new moon. But the biggest problem, and certainly the one that allowed me to leave, is that no espeon uses their powers during the Twilight between day and night other than one. Why that one espeon didnt stop me is something I will never know

Im no Pokemon trainer, and I can never be one since Im not used to my emotions like everyone else is, she concluded, Im not even sure I can manage to cope with life much longer outside the protection of espeon. I know it was easy for me to accept understanding Pokemon, as, in a way, I always could when the espeon wanted me to, but it is something no other trainer is capable of and thus isnt a skill that is of much use. The worst part is that Im sure of who killed my parents now, and I cant even feel angry about it or make myself want revenge. In fact I would feel guilt if anything did happen.

No you can become a great Pokemon trainer, a sick feeling was in my stomach, and my voice was weak. A memory tried to surface in my mind, though I tried to remember what it was that Lilac had reminded me of. It was beyond my grasp, too painful to remember. All that mattered was cheering Lilac up about her painful past; my past would wait till another day, we will battle in a gym and earn a badge, itll prove youre good enough. If we fail I promise I wont hate you if you try to catch me in a Poke Ball

I barely managed to stop myself adding the fact shed fail if she tried anyway, it would not have been helpful. She glanced up at me with her sad eyes, but I could see things were going to start getting back on track faster than I hoped.

Will catching you be enough to cheer me up, she almost laughed, its difficult to decide which would make me happier, giving you a reason to behave or earning a badge. Its not like Im the type that feels getting a badge is a great achievement, but as much as I need to get control of my life, Id hate to make you uncomfortable by catching you. Well the duty of a good Pokemon trainer is to keep their Pokemon happy, usually from good victory celebrations, so winning a badge it is.

Kitsune, you said we werent going to do that, Omega whined, I dont want to be battered around by some Pokemon for no comprehendible reason. Win or lose the gym leader is said to stay on top, theres not even a good meal for fighting.

That pushed Lilac into uncontrolled laughter, a successful plan well executed. It was hopefully the first of many to come on the way to my goal. Making promises like that would probably be necessary and keeping a good reputation would require me to fulfill those promises.

You dont have to participate if you dont want to.

July 14th, 2005, 12:37 PM
Chapter 12:Attempted Heroism
(From the perspective of Lilac, the human)

Kitsunes yelp of pain woke me. But what had happened

Omega! I yelled out, trying to leap to my feet though Kitsune was on top of me. I could feel the tears building up, as I could see he was no longer with us. It was my fault, they took him, didnt they? We didnt even get the chance to fight back. He was only with us because he liked me. It was me who got us into the trouble with that lady in the first place.

Youre not thinking straight, Kitsune growled, struggling to get a foothold on the greased sides of the pit, he was only going to be a hindrance anyway, and he was probably even trying to come up with a scheme of sorts. You shouldnt have liked him at all with the way he wanted you. A form of spite against me, you could say, he only wanted you so I couldnt have you. Trust me, were better of without him We should be more worried about the greased sides of the pit and how easy prey wed be if someone decided to attack us, which is quite likely since he is here and woke us.

I just love to watch unstoppable forces of nature, a cheerful voice called out, and it took a few moments for me to realize that it was from an absol, the absol named Katar, and that is what your presence feels like to me I just got bored from watching you sleep for hours on end after those two got the jump on you, so I flicked a stone in to make it more interesting. So are you going to kill the human or is there something else that your destructive energies are meant to do?

I suppose not then, Katar muttered disappointedly when Kitsune didnt even bother responding. I certainly couldnt have said anything useful either, especially when he didnt even acknowledge that I could hear him. He wasnt to know I could understand, it would have been a bit disappointing anyway, your energy should be for something much bigger and the human is somewhat amusing. I might as will help you out so we can get to that point sooner, as itll be something to remember. Just trust me for a few moments

I couldnt see what was happening, but I could hear what sounded like the air somewhere above me was being shredded by something. Fur was shoved into my face. I couldnt breath. Kitsune had gotten into a defensive position over me to protect us both. The sound changed, or at least was added to it. It sounded like a full-blown landslide, though it was muffled by Kitsunes fur. I needed to breathe soon.

A moment longer and I would have passed out. Kitsune stood up off me and walked out of the pit. The pit had developed a much shallower slope at one side, and none of it was slippery anymore. As I got unsteadily to my feet, while taking some quite deep breaths, I caught a glance at Katar, his fur had gotten a few clumps of dirt in it. He must have used quite a powerful razor wind technique to cave the ground and blow away the grease. The wind was blowing quite strongly, and the sky was clouding over fast. The storm that was meant to hit was almost here.

You have no concern for our safety and yet want us to trust you? Kitsunes growl was deep with anger, that technique would of ripped the flesh off mine and Lilacs bones if I didnt make a complete shield of Iron Tail to protect us. If it wasnt for the fact you arent surprised about us surviving I would say you were trying to achieve just that.

Thanks Katar, I had to try to be as polite as I could, partially to try and apologize for Kitsunes rudeness, but it was just too difficult not to sound distrustful. I had to have him help us find Omega, can you please show us which wa

Follow me, Katar interrupted as he made a sudden dash deeper into the forest, quite a logical direction, both away from the coming storm front and into a more sheltered area. A flash of lightning illuminated the forest for a moment. It was not going to be a nice storm to be caught in.

I quickly swung my backpack off, sliding my pocketknife out of it and slipping it into a concealed pocket on my dress. If I was to keep up with Katar, then I couldnt let myself be weighed down by my pack. It was reasonably easy to catch up with Katar, as he clearly didnt want to lose us. A quite glance behind me confirmed Kitsune was following, and that she was quiet just because she had grabbed my pack in her mouth.

The rumble of thunder reached us, followed by another flash, but this time the thunder only lagged behind a few moments.

Mouthful, eh? Katar was clearly talking to Kitsune again, but now wasnt the time to persuade him to acknowledge my existence. Not while Omega was probably in danger. It was about time I started to act like a proper Pokmon trainer. I had to, not just for Omega, but also if I wanted to stand a chance in a gym battle, I know you would probably want to ask what happened after you left if it wasnt for that. Plain and simply, it was decided that I wasnt mentally damaged enough to make me dangerous to a trainer, though returning to the wild wasnt an option Too bad I accidentally broke the Pokball they put me in while trying to carry it and run. The Pokmon Centre did everything right to stop me escaping, but their responsibilities basically end as soon as they hand a Pokmon to a human. At least the human I was given to should recover, since he was already at the Pokmon Centre so treatment should have been administered quickly. I guess I might as well warn you that the police have sent a spy to keep your human from doing things they dont want her to do, possibly an elite assassin like my previous master but that may just be wishful thinking on my part.

Injured a trainer, possibly fatally, just to escape? I thought all that the mental tests would have been accurate enough to predict that would happen, and at least take longer. What reasons could Katar have to do such a thing, especially tricking Nurse Joy about his stability? This was not the time to question the only chance of rescue Omega has. It was quite possible that he was telling the truth about the police spy, though an assassin was impossible, right?

Its nice to have your company, Id hate to have to run backwards and forwards between disasters, Katars words suddenly struck me, he wasnt going after Omega after all, I had a vision of someone important dying an unusually impressive death considering the circumstances and I want to see it, Im sure there will be a free meal opportunity there too. Were almost there and on time too. Quite lucky, but I cant tell you whats going to happen as thatll give you a chance of interfering and ruining the whole thing.

Rain started to hail down, with a few more flashes of lightning and rolls of thunder.

I could faintly hear Kitsunes muffled growl, Dark types cant see the future, so stop pretending, or announcing your delusions as its wasting our time, judging by the lack of reaction from Katar, he mustnt have heard her. It was then she dropped my pack.

Look! she barked. Up on the hill, some distance away, was a boy in a yellow vest, standing looking around as if searching for something. His glance came my way and he started running our way, he looks suspicious enough to be the spy Katar mentioned. What human would be out here in this storm by themselves Look at it this way, he might be working with whoever took Omega, so for you, Lilac, its a win-win situation no matter who he works for.

Kitsune burst into a quick attack, dashing round into the bushes so he would not see her, I could see exactly what was going to happen but I ran after her anyway. She was going to lung at him, knocking him to the ground, before sinking her fangs into his throat. Shouting would not stop her; nothing would save the potentially innocent boy. But that was not how it happened.

She lunged all right, knocking him to the ground. Although the flash of lightning hitting a nearby tree was unexpected, the tree burst into flames in the deafening thunder and toppled over towards where human would have been if Kitsune hadnt attacked him. The wet grass helped them both slide completely out of the way. I continued to run, he was still in danger, and the thunder may not of given Kitsune enough of a fright to make her leg him free.

Interfering Vixen! Katar howled out, his death would have been more impressive than just being crushed by that tree, it would have been much more mess than that as there were some rather unique unknown variables involved, but you had to go and ruin it all!

Um..thanks, Ninetales. Now would you please get off of me? I heard him say, and I could imagine him having a slight smile while he spoke, probably in shock from how close he came to death and the fact Kitsune was pinning him to the ground.

Kitsune, get off him, a firm voice always gets obedience right after a big shock, and such a voice came easily to me this time. The fact this was unusual also may have helped get Kitsune to obey and she let him up right away, now sit.

As the boy stood up I managed to get a look at all of his features. He looked about 5 and a half-foot tall, probably weighting in the range of 100 pounds, and looking about 14 years old. Details that Id normally miss flowed easily into my mind, unrestricted by emotions that normally took control. Blue-gray eyes with flecks of yellow, combined with brown hair that seemed to naturally spike out at odd angles, and his lightly tanned skin made him look a bit like my dream impression of a handsome prince. His clothes didnt match that, as he was dressed in a light-weight yellow vest over a white t-shirt and dark-blue jeans.

Oh, hi! Is this your ninetales that saved me? Well, thanks to both of you, the boy said, recovering far too quickly from the shock to be human. Still he had to be human, as no one had made robots advanced enough to look perfectly human, so, whats your name? Mine is Ryan, glad to meet cha. Not really time to talk, is it, for now we have to get out of this storm. I think Ive got this mightyena that is looking for his trainer at a nearby cave. I told him to wait there, so he probably did. Is his trainer, by any chance, you? I found him with Teams Magma and Aqua.

With a wave of his hand, gesturing for me to follow him, we ran through the forest. Hopefully it was Omega he had stashed away, I would never forgive myself if it wasnt.

I dont like him, he could still be a spy, Kitsune stated, her voice showed she was still a bit shaken by the lightning, as she followed, barely in earshot. It felt wrong to listen to her talk to Katar, but I couldnt resist. She had underestimated how good my hearing was, though this was probably influence by the fact she was probably temporarily deafened by the thunder, but if Lilac likes him I suppose I can just watch him cautiously, only dealing with him when he makes a mistake. Im sure you cant wait to see that Till then I might learn a bit about human mating rituals, but there will certainly more fun things to spend the night doing.

Sounds better than staying out in a storm, though it wouldnt really appeal to me in any other circumstances. I can foresee that nothing especially fun to watch happening tonight.

Lucky I have a perfectly good education in pokemon breeding, I know how to pick up on and manipulate love in eevees and adapting that knowledge should allow me to avoid any stupid romance. I have to stay focused on being a good trainer, and not get as emotional as I usually do.

July 16th, 2005, 3:36 PM
Chapter 13:Learning to paint?
From the perspective of Katar, the Absol)
Staying the night in a cave with two humans cant be too bad. The girl, Lilac, certainly seems nicer than Im used to. Weak too. She is important, to the ninetales, the mightyena, my original master, and now it seems even this new human. Who is she really, beyond her name and her past? I sense that she does not bring chaos and she does not bring order, at least not by herself, a nexus perhaps, but of what?

Still it doesnt explain why she, and the vixen are so willing to welcome me, inviting me to stay with them for the night. Im sure I shall find out, and at worse my life will go back to the way it was.

Omega! I look up to see Lilac giving the mightyena a hug, tears rolling down her cheeks. Omega looked surprised and unsure about what to do, quite a boring reaction, as most mightyenas would have mauled a person who surprised them instead of trying to think the situation through. Quite boring, I promised myself I wouldnt cry, but just cant help it. It was my fault that you had to go through that. Please forgive me.

Kitsune was a bit too quiet. I took a quick glance her way; she had a similar confused look as Omega as well as a spark of jealousy. This could get interesting, though it should have already gotten into a violent situation with the emotions involved. Was that fox to concerned about harming her human to tear apart Omega? At least itd happen sooner or later anyway, as soon as Lilac wasnt hugging him. Perhaps I couldnt see it happening in my mind because Omega is unimportant in the whole scheme of things. Certainly a flaw in my abilities.

Ryan, you never told me what you were doing here. Lilac looked up at the other human. Omega started to fall asleep! Tiredness should have made him more vicious, yet he fell asleep instead, you may have saved Omegas life, but Kitsune saved your life and that of all your Pokmon, so I should at the very least knew a bit about who she saved, she finished with a childish giggle.

Me? Well, Im traveling through Hoenn for the Pokmon Leaque, there was only a hint of nervousness in Ryans voice. I was not perfect at understanding humans, but I got the feeling he wanted to change the subject so he wouldnt have to lie too much, I havent been to any gyms over here yet, but my partners and I got through the Johto Circuit and made it to the top ten in the tournament over there. Im sure theyd be glad to meet you.

I feel I should introduce my Pokmon I mean they technically arent mine I dont actually mean that either, as itd just be weird for wild Pokmon to travel with a human, Lilac was nervous about meeting more Pokmon, the ninetales is Kitsune and the mightyena is Omega, as you probably already managed to pick up. The Absol is called Katar, though I dont think Id like to call him that for too much longer as it might remind him of his previous trainer um Thats about it, I think its your turn now.

Your name is Kitsune? Thats a wonderful name, very beautiful, Ryan looked towards the fox as if memorizing every detail so as making an exact copy would be possible if required, before giving both Omega and I the same treatment, Omega and Katar. Got it. Nice to meet you, guys.

This is Sketch, a smeargle, in case youve never seen one before, Ryan said, releasing a Pokmon, though it was no surprise that it was in fact a rather normal, though young, looking Smeagle. The red paint tail wasnt too rare, so it probably wasnt worth me noticing though I did anyway.

Hi! Im Sketch! the smeargle seemed to speak a bit energetically at first, till he got a fright when Omega looked up at him sleepily and growled a rather pathetic growl, youre scary. Stop it.

Sketch looked like he was about to cry because of how frightened he was, though it only took him a few seconds to quickly dash over to hide behind Kitsune. I watched with my eyes wide open, as a minor twitch, unnoticeable to the untrained eye, indicated Kitsune was going to attack the young Pokmon. She didnt, and the glance she gave me and the way her tails slowly wagged told me why. She wouldnt attack because Id enjoy it too much. Yet still she had wanted my company for this night.

Wow, Kitsune. Your fur looks soft and warm, Sketch couldnt have been aware of the destructive power he was so close to, too powerful to predict, since he showed no fear, seeming to forget about Omega instantly. Yet he somehow didnt reach out to touch her fur, too bad as since her tails were closest to him it would have been her braking point, dont you get really hot in that?

She broke. A quick spin, and she easily got the smeargle by the throat before anyone had time to react. She held him partially in the air as she began to lay down, and soon she had him back on the ground, holding him like a piece of meat she was about to eat.

Kitsune, let go of me! I dont want to hurt you! I couldnt believe it, not only had she not instantly snap his neck or rip his throat out, but by the way his voice was still strong she wasnt even squeezing hard enough to give him breathing troubles. Of course he did not see it this way, and electricity started to spark off his paws, fine, Kitsune. If you wont let go, Ill make you.

Sorry about that, Kitsune is just a bit playful. Really, shed never do any harm to anyone, I hadnt even noticed Lilac had let go of Omega, though I knew she was lying about Kitsunes innocence. I could feel she had killed in cold blood before, and would bring a destruction that the world would remember till the end of time. Fear is always a good motivator for support. Surprisingly Kitsune just let Sketch go when Lilac got to her, and Lilac picked him up in her arms, dont worry Sketch, as long as you dont get too close to Kitsune shell never force you into these little games. In fact she only did it because youd be scared, be brave and she actually can be quite nice.

You seem nice, Lilac. We should be friends. Can we be friends? He seemed to think Lilac was good enough protection from Kitsune, and was already calming down already. Lilac looked comfortable too while cuddling such a small Pokmon.

I hear smeagle like to paint, Kitsune didnt give a chance for Lilac to answer, and Lilac did actually look like she would have. Yet humans cant understand Pokmon. A little more insight on why Lilac is important would be nice, yet it isnt everything. If Kitsune doesnt want Ryan to know about Lilac understanding Pokmon then he probably doesnt already know and there is some other thing important about her, I could always learn, as one such as I would love to leave a lasting mark that humans would recognize as mine. Painting is sure to have some other purpose too.

As close to apologizing as Ive ever seen a ninetales do, though she was probably had a selfish reason for doing so. Lilac slowly put Sketch on the ground with a smile, Ryan, dont interfere with this at all, I think theyll manage to become friends quite quickly now and I dont want to risk ruining it, things were getting less and less promising to get interesting by the moment.

Sure, Ill teach you to paint! Its really easy, Im sure you can do it, quick to forget what had happened he began to draw on the ground, probably ruining his tail paint with the dust that covered the ground. Hed learn.

Kitsune tried to copy the technique in silence; though her strokes showed signs of her trying to improve on what she was seeing. Her ears stopped being as perked up as they were only a moment before, a ninetales hates being seen as a fool and I didnt need to look to know that all she had managed with to shift the dust of the floor and messed up one of her tails.

You need paint to paint, silly, Sketch laughed hysterically, luckily he stopped painting or he would have ruined his work and he held his tail out towards Kitsune, rub your tail against mine then try painting, itll work better

How hard is the paint to get out of fur afterwards? a ninetales would never risk ruining their fur, unless for something really important, like revenge, you wouldnt want to ruin my fur, would you?

I caught glimpse of Ryan and Lilac out of the corner of my eye. They were both watching, both looking like they were trying hard to resist saying something. In fact it seemed like they both were reframing from commenting on what Kitsune had said. Is it even possible to find two humans that understand Pokmon in the same place? No, it wasnt. I must be wrong about one of them.

It comes right out, Sketch lunged his tail towards one of Kitsunes, splattering it with paint. A smeargles fur is meant to resist being stained with paint, he was doomed now even with his ability to make his action look completely innocent, now lets see what you can draw.

I heard the running; everyone else knew Sketch was in trouble as they watched Kitsune fail to wipe the paint off on the ground. Omega leapt between both of them, turning his head towards Sketch, Run, he growled, and it was amazing how quickly Sketch started crying in fear and running to Ryan.

But a ninetales is actually more likely to seek out revenge on a running target; it is bravery that makes them back down. Lilac managed to tackle Kitsune and hug her round the neck, thought this barely slowed her down. Kitsune shook around a bit, forcing Lilacs weak hold on her to fail.

He painted one of my tails! Kitsunes growl sounded demonic, at last some excitement. It even looked like blue flames were arching off her tails, swirling round into balls. One of these blue fireballs began to burn away the paint. Will-o-wisp. Kitsunes tails started wagging again and she rapidly calmed down, well I cant breath fire anymore, but this technique I can use and always wanted to. And they said my early evolution made it impossible. Thanks Sketch, but if you paint my tails again I wont forgive you I wonder

A blue fire ball drifted to the tip of one of her tails, which she then touched to the ground. I guess Im ready to learn from Sketch when he feels safe around me again, it looks like nothing Ive seen before and certainly not what I intended, she laughed.

I walked over to look at the two pictures A picture of a very crude red ninetales, looking quite cute considering how terrified Sketch should have been of Kitsune. The other one was a round burn mark in the ground, though there was a strange symbol in the middle of it, but I could quite make it out from where I stood. I took a few steps closer. It was a symbol humans often use to mark areas they ruined with wastes, it meant biohazard.

I dont think anymore introductions would be safe tonight, and itd probably take too long any way judging by the results of this intro, Lilac giggled, as she sat on the ground where she fell after being shook off, were all getting tired and everything, and the storm should pass right over during the night. Since we have no fire you may still wish to have your Pokmon out to snuggle with for warmth but then we might get kept awake all night as they introduce themselves to each other. We also should wait till we get to a Pokmon Centre so as any accidental injuries will be quick to deal with.

Snuggling up with someone else through the night? A new experience, and it shouldnt soften me up too much.

Katar, Kitsune barked at me, you sleep with Omega, I really couldnt stand him being around Lilac and I think I might be developing a conscience because I didnt want to leave him cold by himself. If he wakes me up then youll suffer, too bad I didnt get to see all of Ryans Pokmon as Im sure some of them would love to know how much you wanted to watch him die.

Sounds fine to me, Omega leaped on me, knocking me over into Sketchs painting which was still wet. Even though he was tired I had failed to notice him circle around me to attack like that. How could I have lost so much skill so quickly? You havent said a thing all night, but its right for the two most dominant to sleep together.

July 22nd, 2005, 7:58 PM
Chapter 14: Gym battle!
(From the perspective of Kitsune, the Ninetales)
Ryan I know what your hiding, I know what you really are, I had gotten up early so as Lilac would not have to hear my conversation. I might have only met Ryan yesterday but it was already clear how things were. It just wasnt time for Lilac to find out about it, I also know how much work you have put in to hiding the facts. The one mistake you made wasnt even one a human would have picked up on. Humans just dont have the sense of smell to notice.

Kitsunedont tell Lilac, Ryan replied, his understanding of what I was saying was discomforting even though I knew why he could. His nervousness was still delicious, theres no reason to. Besides, having human company in any form is making her happy. Would you really destroy Lilacs happiness just because Im not what I appear? Everyone lies sometimes, Kitsune. I just tell the same one constantly.

Exactly why I havent told her already, I cared nothing about my tails portraying how I felt. It was not like him knowing my joy would cause any problems, youre potentially useful and have already shown some intelligence. If we work together nothing could get in our way, as it is certain we both want the same thing in the end. To make the world a better place. The question is, are you willing to serve me and help my plans?

Weve just met, his response was not that of total loyalty. It was too optimistic of me to think that would happen. The scent of fear betrayed his attempt to hide that he didnt have the goals I assumed he did, Id be happy to chat and everything, but I dont think we should really be rushing things like this. Who knows how different our plans really are? Now that were up we might as well prepare breakfast for everyone before heading off to

Once Lilac was up there wasnt much of a chance of continuing to talk to him, and soon we were off on the uneventful short trip to the Rustboro Pokmon centre. Even Omega and Katar didnt speak with each other, even though they stuck together.

It looked very much the same as the other two Pokmon Centres I had been to. A gym battle would be a new experience and it wasnt far off now that we were here. A win would be guaranteed anyway, as I was strong enough to make up for the weakness of Katar and Omega.

Remember I dont want to be involved in the gym battle, Omega barked at Lilac as she approached the front desk to ask for Nurse Joy, Im not into fighting... I always lose.

Before Lilac gets any strange ideas because none of her Pokmon actually have Pok Balls at this time, Im only here to watch Kitsune cause serious harm to someone as a build up for her big rampage, Katar stayed back away from everyone else all of a sudden, even away from Omega. He was slightly scared, but not the same fear as if he was hiding something. If Im given a single order from her Ill show her what I would have done when I was ordered to kill her if Omega didnt stop me.

Lilac which two Pokmon are you going to use in your gym battle, Ryan emphasized the word two since he had picked up on the fact I was the only one willing, Id happily let you have your gym battle before mine, but your team doesnt look like a good one to take on Roxanne, the gym leader here. Perhaps lending you one of my Pokmon would be of some help.

There was too much talking to get points through to Lilac. Needing two Pokmon for the gym battle would cause a problem. Who out of Omega and Katar would be best to force into this? Its not like I approve of gym battles, only that I promised Lilac that we would to cheer her up.

Ah, Lilac Blossom All-Weather I assume, Nurse Joy said, coming out of a back room. I just had a call from your brother Shisso who said youd arrive now. Odd how he got the timing perfectly right, must be the espeon he has Well he sent a Pokmon for you, saying something about it being too powerful to keep as a pet. Referred to it as Biohazard for some reason. Here! She tossed a Pokball to Lilac

Lilac fumbled with it, dropping it to the ground. It popped open and red energy flowed out, taking the form of a Pokmon. As soon as it finished I recognized what it was.

It was an umbreon, though not perfectly normal for one. The fact that he looks noticeably smaller, not much really but still noticeable, was not the only thing different, the rings on his body were a pale blue, exactly the same shade as my eyes on the rare occasion I got a chance to see them in a reflection. The rest of the fur was certainly black, but there was just something odd about how light shined off it in a rainbow pattern. His eyes were like emeralds, looking almost like they were compound eyes because of the illusion of crystal shape the impurities in the colour created. The most noticeable thing was a yellow piece of fabric tied round his head, with a black symbol on the front. The same one that my will-o-wisp had burnt into rock yesterday.

Greetings mortals, he barked, his stance with his tail erect showed he thought he was dominate, I shall never fear anything like you mortals do as I am no longer like you. I cannot be harmed till we walk out into the light of a new world, as that is what my sister, the only other one that wasnt born dead out of my litter, predicted Of course a Pok Ball does bind my loyalties somewhat. No time for hanging around here, I have to get to the gym to show off my immortality, he turned to look at me, his stare felt quite insulting, then I shall have my fun with you, my vixen.

Problem solved. Lilac certainly looked shocked, though Nurse Joy would probably just see it as shame of dropping a Pok Ball. Id have to let him get hurt quite a bit in the gym battle so his pride would be ruined when I come to save the entire match by myself.

Off to the gym then, Lilac said, Kitsune well get your surgery to allow you to breath fire afterwards, if there arent any problems thatd get in the way.

The gym arena wasnt as large a battlefield as I was used to. Fights in confined spaces would quicken a fight, and removing many advantages I was used to exploiting. Certainly unfair, as was the fact the terrain was rocky with a few rocks bigger than I was. The rules that were called out by Roxanne seemed simple enough, though fights werent meant to have rules, and the battle was about to begin.

Lilac, send Biohazard out first, I barked, seeing how quickly Lilac obeyed me certainly gave hope to my long-term goals, if hes powerful then I might not even have to fight.

Go, Biohazard!

Go, geodude, Roxanne called out releasing her Pokmon from its Pok Ball. There is nothing special about a geodude. Hopefully she had better than that to come, use rollout attack.

The ball of rock came rolling towards the umbreon, Biohazard dodge! Lilac called out, but he didnt move. He crouched down, preparing to jump. He was waiting for the last moment When that moment came, he did the stupidest thing he could have done. Who would jump on a rolling geodude and run on it to stay on top?

As the geodude curved its path so as not to hit anything, Biohazard had no trouble staying on it. He winked at me, and his tail was wagging. An immortal would quickly get bored of such dangerous stunts, thus it must be a new thing for him, if he was actually immortal. There was no way his immortality wasnt a lie from him, or maybe from his sister. My tails wagged in anticipation for when the truth would come suddenly to him as a shock. Lilac was silent in anticipation of the same thing, though I could sense she was dreading the moment unlike me.

Kitsune, Id hate to ruin it for you but hes not going to get hurt, Katar whispered to me, still delusional that he could sense the future. Id save bringing that up with him because I need the pleasure of his reaction, I actually think he might be immortal, or at least hes going to have some extreme good luck.

Geodude, speed up to get him off! Roxanne called out, that tactic hes using is against what his trainer called out and it is a stupid one too. Victory is ours as soon as he falls off.

Biohazard, jump off! Lilac screamed, breaking her silence.

Im immortal! Biohazard barked in reply, Ill just show you how harmless this geoude is to one such as me.

He stopped running. It only took a split second for the spin to throw him out in front of the rolling rock, and from it to run right over him with a crunch. I couldnt see any movement from him as he lay there. Was he dead? Possibly. The geodude was already turning to take another pass at him just in case.

Lilac lifted her hand holding his pokeball, tear running down her cheeks. Win or lose, she would never forgive herself if she had caused the death of a pokemon. She was soft like most good humans were, too soft to change the world. Something I had to change about her.

Wait, Im fine, Biohazard coughed, as he spontaneously got back on to his unsteady feet, give me an order of how I should attack to win this, I dont think showing off is having the same effect it used to.

Biohazard, quick attack, Lilac called out. Either she couldnt see that the umbreon was in pain or she had hardened up quite quickly.

His burst of speed was great considering his condition. He ran head on towards the geodude. Lilac was too new at fighting to know how this would end, and I couldnt just point it out, as Biohazard would assume it as a sign I liked him. His impacted against the rock shell of the geodude with his head, the momentum of his body pushed him forwards. Moving a rock isnt easy, and his force bent his neck at an uncomfortable angle before he bounced off. As he tumbled and bounced across the ground with every part of his body limp, the geodude came right for him. With its impact and rolling over him, I could see his neck get bent further than safe for ones health as well as his other limbs being twisted out of place.

It all happened too quickly for Lilac to call him back. It was too late for anything but to hope Nurse Joy could repair whatever damage had been done. Not like that seemed very likely either. As he finished tumbling it seemed everything had been knocked back into place, but that meant nothing about whatever damage was caused.

Biohazard return.

He didnt live up to his name or being as powerful as Nurse Joy had said. Perhaps there was some misunderstanding. There would have to be. Could even humans be so stupid they would think he was actually powerful?

Kitsune its your turn, Lilac wiped her tears from her face, determined not to give up. She would not leave Biohazards sacrifice in vain, though I was only doing this for her, iron tail!

I broke into a run, focusing my energy into my tails. I knew I was moving faster than Biohazard did when using quick attack, and the geodude didnt have time to get out of the way while it was still rolling. I pounced knowing it didnt have a chance.

As I went over it I gave it a full force hit with one of my tails, hearing the sound of rock shattering. I didnt need to look to know that blow alone had done enough damage that it wouldnt be able to do any harm. One of my other tails clipped it, putting a spin on it as it flew towards a large rock formation, shattering it upon hitting. Now to deliver a killing blow

Geodude return! Roxanne called out, with the geodude dissolving into red energy before I could get to it. It wouldnt have been considered Lilacs fault or mine if I had gotten to it first. Lilac said the well being of a Pokmon was the trainers responsibility, meaning it would have been the gym leaders fault. She wouldnt be quick enough with her next Pokmon.

Katar caught my eye. It looked like he was trying hard to resist saying something, Just say it, what you say cannot influence the out come of the fight, I barked.

Go Nosepass,

Well if I dont talk then youll dodge Nosepass zap cannon and kill it by hitting it with nine iron tails at once, he grinned, Lilac would be quite upset by your accidental killing of it But now Ive told you it wont happen like that.

Use Zap Cannon.

I turned back to the fight too late. I was engulfed in the thick burst of electricity, feeling the pain of it surge through me. The pain caused me to close my eyes too quickly to get a glance at my opponent. I felt my every muscle jerking as it fried my nerves far too effectively to be a normal electric attack.

Rock Tomb.

I had to dodge whatever rock tomb was. It would only take a moment to focus my mind to break the paralysis, a trick that had saved my life more than once too late. Pain struck me as it felt, and sounded like, like rocks had quick lunged out of the ground at me and had plunged into my flesh thus restricting my movement further.

Finish this with body slam.

I had to focus. I was getting weaker by the second and I had to break the paralysis and the rock tomb to be able to fight back I couldnt. I heard parts of the rock tomb shatter before I heard the sound of my joints cracking under the force. There was no pain. It was just over.

Kitsune! Lilac called out, as I lay there unable to feel anything below my neck, you did your best Kitsune, her voice must have been closer, yet it seemed further away and was drifting away further

August 8th, 2005, 7:42 PM
Chapter 15: Gym battle Aftermath
(From the perspective of Kitsune, the ninetales)
My body was numb. I felt weak and tired. My eyelids were too heavy to open. I could barely move. What had happened? I remember. I had been hit quite badly in a gym battle. Not just once, all three attacks had hit hard without giving me a chance to brace myself. How long had it been?

Kitsune! I heard the voice. A human females voice, punctuated with sobbing, but it sounded familiar Lilac, Ive should have never made you fight in that gym battle. Youve been unconscious for more than a full day. Please wake up from whatever dream youre having, I dont think I could handle it if your twitching this time wasnt you starting to wake up. I failed as a pokmon trainer, but I dont want you to suffer because of it You were too weak to have the operation to allow you to breath fire again. Its all my fault.

Im fine, hearing my own voice sounding much better than I felt, helped me regain some strength. I tried to stand up; the numbness had faded enough to feel that Lilac had just moved to avoid being in the way. It felt as if I was rocking side-to-side, unsteady on my feet. It was unacceptable to show such weakness. I tried to compensate, but all I managed to do was fall.

A giggle. She wasnt worried anymore. If I hadnt been told what sort of mental tampering she had been through, I would have probably ignored the mood change.

You need to rest, not try to be perfect the moment you wake up, Lilac stroked my fur, and then hugged me, opening your eyes might also help a bit. Were on a boat again, so I cant blame you for falling over. Most people do when they arent expecting the boat to sway. Just relax a bit. Too much stress will make your fur fall out.

I opened my eyes. Something was in-between my paws. It was small, yellow, with red cheeks, black ears, and black bent tail. A pichu No, it didnt smell like one. I had to bite it to be sure my sense of smell wasnt deceiving me. No blood, no flavour of anything to suggest it was edible or was ever alive.

I got you that while I went shopping with Ryan. A nice little toy for you, I finally looked at her. It would have been startling if I werent aware of how humans wore clothing. She was no longer wearing pink. Her shirt was an aqua blue and her dress was a dark purple, he thought itd help you relax. Hes been quite helpful, though he was a bit keen about getting us on a boat to Dewford. He couldnt battle against Roxanne because of how badly you hurt that geodude, and he wanted us to go with him to the next gym I have no clue why he wants to keep us all so close to him.

Ryan wasnt stupid enough to let me get out of his watchful eye. With what I knew I could easily destroy him. He cant even afford to get rid of me because there is no telling who else I told It was then I looked up at the room we were in. It was small, too small for comfort. The walls were just white, and the floor was too. It didnt feel like we were alone in the room, but I was too weak to try looking around.

Whatever happened to Omega and that stupid absol who thinks hes psychic? I asked chewing on the toy I had been given. There was a flash of yellow in the corner of my eye. My mind was probably playing tricks on me. Ignoring was the only option, that absol made three predictions and all three times he was wrong. He must be feeling quite down upon realizing how useless he is

I remembered Biohazard, the umbreon who had fought before me in the gym battle. Why should I think of him? Why does it feel like his defeat was my fault? No one could have survived what he went through.

There was a creaking sound. It was an unnatural sound and thus most likely from a man-made object. Perhaps it was the door, but I wasnt facing in that direction. There was a movement in the air, and I could smell the presence of Ryan, yet there was also the smell of a pichu, though it was probably in my head again.

I just came in to check on you two, Ryans voice showed no angry, hatred, or fear as someone at the mercy of another should feel. How dare he act like I wasnt a threat, and even sound concerned? Omega and Katar are both showing some improvement, and Ive got Thorn to entertain Biohazard. That umbreon is too energetic for anyone else to handle. How much improvement is Kitsune showing?

It couldnt be possible. I wanted to shout it out. He had to be dead. This whole thing had to be a dream if he was alive.

Kitsune I forgot to mention what else happened while you were unconscious, Lilac seemed to ignore Ryan, just talking to me, we found out why Biohazard got his name, more specifically I was a little slow on figuring it out so Katar found out first hand. Katar fell ill quite quickly and hes still recovering, though he wasnt too bad compared to you. I did make a little potion thatll make us all immune to such effects in the future but it takes a few days to build up the immune system. This was while you were recovering in your Pokball, since with all the walking around we were doing it would have been inappropriate to have you out.

My Pokball? Yes, I had told her she could try if I failed the gym battle but I never expected to lose or for her to have the nerve to do such a thing. I dont feel bound to her will because of it. Still the ball may become quite an inconvenience if Lilac also develops the nerve to keep me in it.

Omega, on the other hand, seemed fine till he got on this boat. I never thought hed get sea sick, but it happened anyway. Ryan offered to take care of them, plus Biohazard so I could spend all my time with you. Quite nice of him, especially with how youd pick on them if you got better first, and theyd do the same to you.

I felt another presence, apart from Ryan, Lilac, and hallucination of a pichu that now seemed to brush against my fur. I forced myself to turn towards Ryan and the door. A Skarmory stood silently behind him.

Ah, so this is Kitsune. I thought you said she was supposed to be a good fighter? it looked towards Ryan, whose face was turning red, then towards me with its cold, cruel eyes, so, Ninetales, what happened? What made you ruin my chance of fighting in the gym battle and yet fail to get a gym badge yourself?"

Thorn, what are you doing here? Ryan seemed surprised and shocked at the skarmorys presence, youre meant to be watching Biohazard!

He um knocked himself out on me, Thorn seemed to grin. Pokmon dont grin like that unless they learned it from a human, just like you said he did against Roxannes Geodude.

Wed better check on Biohazard, I think hes hurt or something, Ryan spoke as he turned to the door, though Lilac got out first as she didnt waste time repeating what the skarmory had said, Thorn you keep an eye on Kitsune. Do a better job than you did with Biohazard.

He closed the door behind him. I was alone with a pokmon I didnt know, while not being strong enough to fight back.

Itll all your fault, you know, Thorn laughed, circling me, I was looking forward to a good fight, but you got there first and ruined it. Then I got stuck with babysitter duty with that insane umbreon. He is the most annoying creature I have ever met, especially since its so hard to get a hold of him to punish him. He was always going on about how he is immortal, nothing can touch him, claiming the fact he escaped the gym battle with only a few cuts and bruises. How can one faint and be removed from battle with so little injuries? Hes your fault because if you were better hed be annoying you instead of me

Please, you really think you can make connections between events, I couldnt help myself; it would have made me seem too weak if I didnt, youre clearly too stupid to think this through properly. You didnt get to fight a gym battle because Ryan was foolish enough to let me go first. You were stuck with Biohazard because Ryan is such a nice guy. Yet, it is really your fault more than Ryans. It is you who allows yourself to be a slave to him. Also you are the only one with metal armour to protect yourself from Biohazard, thus it is your feathers fault too that you had to look after him.

Thats enough! Thorn screeched, flapping his wings and chagrining at me. I was knocked over and he stood on my belly, rear end towards my face, talons digging in. The weight on one of them increased as he lifted the other one to grab one of my tails. He squeezed it tight, time for you to suffer, I wonder why your kind protects your tails so much. I bet it hurts quite a lot when they are squeezed.

I wasnt strong enough to push him off. I tried to focus a thousand year curse for him to suffer but it didnt come. I felt like I was about to pass out from the pain. I actually got a glimpse of a pichu trembling in a corner of the room, frightened of the violent skarmory. The pichu began to spark

The flash of electricity hit Thorn directly, and I felt it go through me as well, or more like just through my fur. I should have felt a shock too, but all I got was to see the skarmory stumble off me.

Over here quick, I whispered to it, knowing now that it was real not an illusion. Why it was here wasnt important, hell kill you once he recovers.

The pichu ran, and the smell of fear was stronger now. Escaping an angry pokemon thatd eat it once it recovers by running to another pokemon with sharp teeth is probably scary. Not like my kind ever went through things like that, we are just superior and dont suffer like weaker species. I got back onto my feet as quick as I could, and with a small pounce, caught the pichu in my jaws. I let go and held it with my paws along with the toy one, just in time to hide it from Thorn.

Who shocked me? Thorn screamed, anger as was expected. Of course a mere pichu couldnt of done anything more than cause pain for him, show yourself!

Hey, I could feel more energy coming back to me, not enough to put up a fight, but enough to make my tails wag. What I said next was more of a joke than a lie, though I couldnt tell why I would say it. It wasnt the time for jokes and its not like I had any reason to protect the pichu, I though Ryan told you about me. I cant breath fire but I can manipulate lightning.

Youre losing a tail now. You should have just fainted instead of trying to fight in your state, he jumping on me again, though this time I resisted being knocked over. I held to pichu tight, pushing on its chest only just enough to make it impossible for it to make a sound. A sudden pain in one of my tails came once again. It was different this time, it felt like a sawing sensation. It felt like there was also a hot liquid oozing over my fur around that tail. He was chewing my tail off.

The door creaked open again and Thorn let me go. There was a moment of shocked silence.

Oh, uh, Ryan! he tried to cough my fur out of his beak, What are you doing here?

I came to check on Kitsu-is that blood on your beak? Thorn, did you bite Kitsune?! Ryan ran to me, looking all over me, not noticing I now had two pichu toys, before noticing one of my tails was what was injured.

No, it wasn't like that. You see-

Thorn, you tried to bite her tail off! There's nothing else that you could have been doing besides that. Go get Lilac, I'll try to stop Kitsune from bleeding everywhere.

The real pichu tried to whimper as I tightened my grip on it to help deal with the pain of Ryan tending to my tail. It had already proven worth more than the toy one No need to ask for its name, itd only make me feel guilty since itd only be a friend till I got hungry.

Till then, I had to keep my snack hidden from all others.

August 8th, 2005, 7:58 PM
Good chapter, as with the others I still have catching up to do...a bit of grammatical errors and confusion, but either than that, I liked the addition of the Pichu. Forgive me if I manipulated the chapter too much, just for my favorite pokemon's sake.

August 9th, 2005, 8:29 PM
Yay another review! You didn't really influence my chapter that much, pichu has always struck me as a good chew toy for larger, cruel pokemon. I have no idea why this is, I supose I could of used a different baby pokemon instead but then it wouldn't fit with the reason the pichu was there (Wait for the next chapter to find out) as well as it does with pichu.

August 30th, 2005, 7:27 PM
Chapter 16: Beginning a circle.
(From the perspective of the Pichu)
I could feel electricity flowing through every wire of this human construction. Feel its progress to do tasks. It was like a sound too loud to block out, though it was uncomfortable once I had the chance to get used to it. I even could feel weaker electrical currents through it. The nervous system of any living creature is alive with electricity. For every movement made, a burst of electricity had to be sent from the brain to the muscles. And the brain was always alive with electricity; each thought a burst of energy. The complexity of it all was so much that it seemed impossible to understand, but still I was able to see basic concepts within a mind. My parents and siblings just never put the effort in to figure it out.

Changes were happening too quickly to be normal in the ninetales mind, emotions instantly being switched. Kitsune had gone from caring for my safety to think I was a toy. She held me tight for a while till the male human left, which was a little while after the female one arrived. It was then she started to toss me around, always catching me in her jaws before I hit the ground. I was never given the chance to escape.

I stopped struggling because of how hopeless it was but it was obvious why she wasnt eating me. I was too much fun for her while I struggled. Still Id only survive so long, I needed to escape. I needed help from somebody. I had seen no pokemon here but the ninetales and the skarmory.

I had no one left to ask. Running from danger to danger had finally caught up with me. I had watched my family be killed and eaten by a family of delcatty while one of the skittys of the family merely toyed with me because it wasnt hungry. I dont remember how I managed to escape that, but I must have done something terrible to it, as it was the only one who didnt chase me as I ran. I escaped them by getting onto this place that floats across water. If I stopped running then, and didnt search for a place to hide then I wouldnt have run into this ninetales.

It was a while before I saw anyone else to try to talk to. An absol staggered around later that day. It looked ill but I had to try. I let out a burst of electricity contain what I wanted to say, hoping itd understand. Talking like other pokemon wasnt an option for me. Yet all I got for a response was the ninetales clenching her jaws round me, sinking them into my flesh and a yelp from the absol. It was ove

Suddenly, there was a sound of a human voice, the female one. I couldnt understand the words but it seemed important, so I let my mind drift into focusing on her mind. Suddenly I understood what she was saying, Kitsune! Thats a live pichu! Put it down before you hurt the poor thing.

Amazingly the ninetales obeyed, and I fell to the ground. I did not run. Out there were many things thatd quickly make a meal of me. I just felt like screaming out in frustration with the universe. I let my electricity burst out everywhere.

Um I think the pichu is speaking telepathically, there was fear in the ninetales voice, a fear of her mind being open to me. Still she understood, and no one else did, you didnt hear it did you, Lilac?

It just means you can understand electricity, it felt good to have someone to talk to after running so long. It was tiring talking though electricity but worth it, youre the only one here Ive seen who can.

Pichu, let my human pick you up, it feels like the boat has stopped and you need to have your injuries treated, Kitsunes fear was gone now she knew how I did it. Still she was being nice all of a sudden, I know the other trainer, Ryan, is probably rushing ahead as we speak to get the pokmon centre prepared for us.

I obeyed. There wasnt much choice. As the girl picked me up I forced my head into her chest to block out the sights and sounds of the world

It was all too soon that she put me down on a table. I looked around. It was another human building, presumably the pokmon centre. Beside me, but on the floor instead of on a table, was Kitsune with a bowl of strange round balls of food that humans often gave to pokmon.

Here have a piece if youre hungry, Kitsune said, and I jumped down to the ground. I quickly grabbed a piece to eat. It was nice but there was something wrong with it. Something about the tone of voice Kitsune had used. I suddenly felt sleepy, and as I drifted off I hear one last thing from Kitsune, I guess Ill have to eat it anyway if I want my tail to get better.

The pichu is almost completely mute. Itll never be able to talk to other pokmon in the way they do. Dont worry its not because of injury, it is merely a variation of the species that is sometimes seen. They only are able to communicate to other pokmon through electricity, usually this means only to electric pokmon, a few non-electric species, but there are the odd occurrence of other pokmon being sensitive enough to electrical fields too, and even one or two humans that can understand it. Since no one reported a lost pichu it is safe to assume this one is a feral one that happened to sneak onto the ship, so technically its yours now.

I felt what was meant instead of the words themselves again. It was a human speaking, the human who gave Kitsune the food. It felt weirder this time hearing what she meant to say in my head, as I knew some of what I picked up was from before I had been woken up by her actual voice.

I suppose Ill have to accept that, Lilac sighed. I was in her arms, and I had to look around. Sure enough the ninetales was close by with the bowl of uneaten food held in her jaws. Not that I blame her for not eating it, it was clearly tainted as it caused sleep, the problem was her reasons keeping it at all. Come on Kitsune, we better meet with Ryan for dinner. By now hell of thought of how to punish Thorn for injuring your tail.

It took no time to find the other human. There was a strange feeling about him now that I focused on him, but it didnt seem threatening, nor had I worked out what it meant. I didnt try to understand the two humans conversations from the moment Lilac put my down on the ground. How could anything they said of been more interesting than another talk with Kitsune?

Why have you kept the tainted food? I spoke through a jolt of electricity into her fur. There was the yelp of surprise from a mightyena, still Kitsune wouldnt let anyone hurt me so it wasnt worth paying much attention to that, how do you intend to make it safe to eat?

Ill tell you if you do a little favour for me, she was suddenly right in my face baring her teeth and growling quietly, her tongue licking her white fangs. Some of the growling was from her stomach. It wasnt a favour she was really asking for. It was an alternative to being dinner that she was offering, sneak as much of it as you can into the skarmorys meal.

Easy. I used to steal food without notice, so giving food should be just as easy. I picked up a piece in my food and turned to run with it to Thorn. It no longer seemed easy, everyone was watching, ready to spring to save me from Kitsune. I could not act when they were expecting something. At least not in the way I first hoped.

I dived back behind the bowl, and began pushing it towards the skarmory. It was hard work to move something that big, and certainly slow. No time to tell Kitsune what I expected from her. I had to rely on her to act how any carnivorous pokemon acted when its food was being stolen. I was not let down

Hey, thats my food! she barked, as she pounced on me, picking me up in her jaws. It felt like she was really going to bite me in two for a moment, but I resisted panicking. She tossed me away. I was helpless in the air till there was the feel of metal talons grabbing me. It was quite a shock to me when I saw that Kitsune had her head in the bowl, slowly eating a little of the food. I then heard her mutter with her mouth full, nobody steals my food, especially to try giving it to a sadistic skarmory. Next one to try it will feel the full force of my power not like anyone would stay conscious long enough to see.

Youre still weak from your failing at Rustboro, so stop talking so tough. Maybe a night without dinner will kill your attitude. Nothing else seems to, Thorn laughed, as he held me. His grip tightened, though only because he was more focused on Kitsune than me. He leapt. Ramming Kitsune out of his way would probably have been easy anyway, but it was made easier by her muscles all relaxing at the last possible moment before impact. I could sense it, Thorn couldnt. He fell right into the trap and began scoffing the food. He had finished all of it before even starting to feel the effects.

Thanks Lilac for teaching me that trick, it always carries the element of surprise, Kitsune yawned as the skarmory collapsed to the ground, with me barely able to struggle from its talons even when it was out cold. The tainted food had taken its toll. Kitsune slowly curled up on the ground, slowly dropping to sleep. Thus I was alone. No one else here could understand me. All I could do was listen, as the two humans came running to tend to the sleeping pokmon.

Lilac, Ryan spoke, as he crouched down beside Thorn, I understand Kitsune did this to get revenge, but I have a feeling shes planning something more. There must be something to do to allow us to have warning as to Kitsunes next move; its difficult to know what to do. Perhaps leaving them both out of their balls would be best, if only we had something to make that safe for Thorn.

Yes, I could see the problem. Within a pokball Thorn would be just as helpless as he was while in an induced sleep, with the difference hed be easier to take to a place where the rest of the revenge would be harder to interfere with. Putting Kitsune in a pokball wouldnt work either; itd only take one of the pokmon here to let her out for her to implement whatever she had planned. And I knew of at least one pokmon thatd do it.

Dont worry; Im sure we can find a bell to tie to her neck. Thatll make sure that we hear her whenever she tries to move. As long as one of us is a light enough sleeper to be woken by it everything will be fine. The more pokmon around, the more likely one will be woken Id prefer to have a locked room to put one in, but that isnt going to be a possibility so well have to manage with what we have.

So many other pokmon around, one of which would have to be safe to snuggle with through the night. There was a strange one with paint oozing from its tail approaching me. It was certainly smaller than most of the other pokmon around, and looked rather cheerful.

Hi, want to be friends? its voice had a tone of friendliness, matching its words. For it being willing to be friends with me was enough. I jumped at it and I was certain I was asleep before impact

There was movement. I snapped awake. Even in the dark I could see the ninetales walking over to the skarmory, her tails wagging slowly with malicious intent. How did everyone else sleep while such emotion filled the air? A small bell tied round her neck sparkled in the low light though it remained silent, the reason for which was probably linked to its deformed shape and the fact there was a fading red glow to it.

I could do nothing but watch. I couldnt risk going against her, I would only live till I ceased being amusing for her. Still, there was no hate emanating from her, as if she would be willing to accept friendship once they were even. Nothing would change the fact she intended to make Thorn suffer and she was smart enough not to make it possible for anyone willing to interfere even know till after it was done.

A blue glow came off her tails as she sat beside him; the tails movements seemed to become more controlled, less natural. The glow began to arc off the tails, swirling together into orbs of unnatural fire. There were only a few such orbs, but they grew. Each one became large enough to totally engulf me. A scary thought, even if the fox didnt intend to use them on me. One mistake could send one my way.

The orbs of fire floated down on to the skarmorys side. It didnt take long for the feathers to start to glow red, slowly melting Whack! I didnt even see Kitsune prepare such an attack, but I saw it hit. One glowing white tail that splashed the partially melted metal around Even if Kitsune was willing to be friends after this, I doubt Thorn ever will. Itll lead into a circle of vengeance, always growing stronger without end till one of the two is no more.

September 9th, 2005, 12:50 PM
Chapter 17: Plots and Schemes
Chapter guest written by GoGoTenda.
Bleary eyes opened and stared up towards the sky. The world around him was foggy, but it slowly regained its typical sharpness as the metal bird blinked a few times. His great beak opened in a yawn, and he stretched his wings. Or, just one of them. Rightly confused, Thorn attempted to move his stationary wing, but began to panic when he could not spread his feathers apart, Whats going on? Something is wrongwait, are they melted together?! his voice rose in a mix of anger and yet more confusion. Such a thing had never happened to him, and he didnt remember when it might have occurred. Frantic, Thorn leapt to a standing position and desperately tried to move his left wing, which failed to move an inch. He squawked a few words that would have made other pokemon blush. After more failed attempts, Thorns mind went to the next step: find Ryan. Thorn began to run through the rooms, looking for his trainer.

Ryan was lying on a simple bed, reading what appeared to be a trainers magazine. His face was in fact red from hearing Thorns outburst, but he had yet to notice the actual problem, Thorn, you know saying those sorts of things arent all that bright. Lilac could have understood you had she been in the room. Ryan turned a page and continued reading as Thorn stood beside him, dumbfounded. The trainer seemed to look past the paper for a moment, then reached for a new pokeball that was beside him. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. This morning I went and got-

Ryan! You pathetic idiot of a trainer! Look at what someone did to my wing! Thorn forced his left side into Ryans line of sight.

Ryan seemed to study the damage for a minute before his jaw dropped slightly, The whole wing is melted together. Doesnt that hurt? A lot? Ryan began to question Thorn, pushing himself up from the bed and moving towards the door out of the room.

Knowing that Ryan would help now, Thorn began to relax, Not really. Ive been trying to move it, but it hasnt been hur-ARGH! Ryan ran his finger down the length of the wing, causing Thorns entire body to go rigid with pain. The skarmorys breathing became faster and louder, then gently slowed and returned to normal as the pain subsided, that one hurt.

Come on, Thorn. We should go talk to the Nurse, Ryan opened the door fully and allowed Thorn to enter the hall. Thorn ran down the hallway as Ryan closed the door and then followed at a reasonable clip. The bird skidded to a stop in the lobby area and headed for the Nurses reception desk. Ryan was right behind him and hit the bell when he reached the desk itself. Within seconds, Nurse Joy had appeared while Thorn shifted anxiously the whole while, um, miss? It looks like someone melted my Skarmorys wing. Is there anything we can do?

Thats awful! Their feathers can get damaged from heat in battle, but this is a fairly severe case, Nurse Joy walked out from around the counter and kneeled next to Thorn. She gently tried to lift the wing from the body, watching Thorns face as he fought to contain a shriek, this had to be intentionalbut yes, I can treat this. Theres a fairly simple operation but, unfortunately, it isnt free, Ryan nodded, and Thorn pulled his wing from the womans fingers, if youd like, I can give you an estimate?

No, thats okay. Just please go ahead and do the operation. Ill be able to pay in full. Ryan smiled timidly, which was returned by Joy. She motioned for them to follow into a back room, and they obeyed. Thorn was helped onto an operating table, lying on his stomach with his mangled wing easily accessible. Joy explained the basics of the procedure and recommended that Ryan allowed Thorn to be put under. Thorn gave Ryan a look that said that he would prefer it to be pain-free, and Ryan agreed to an anesthetic. As Thorn felt his eyelids begin to droop, he felt Ryans hand on the top of his head and faintly heard a few words which he assumed to be comforting. Then, everything was as black as night.

He was out of the operating room in the same day, but with a large amount of cloth bandage around his newly reformed wing. After taking a short nap to combat the aftereffects of the pain killer, Thorn was brought a few pieces of fruit by Ryan (who refused to let Thorn know how much the operation had cost). He tried to listen as Ryan explained what was going to happen the rest of the day, but zoned in and out. What Ryan really said was as follows:

Thorn, Im going to leave you here with pretty much all the other pokemon with us right now. Lilac, Bug, and I are going into town to buy a few things and so I can get the badge from the Dewford Gym. We shouldnt be gone all that long; the battle will be quick and shopping should be short. Sketch will be here in case you need anything, and so will someone else. I was about to tell you this morning before I noticed what was wrong. Anyway, this morning I went and had Cinder transferred from Elms to the Center. I thought that Cinder would really like to be with us instead of at the Lab, and he agreed whole-heartedly. Hes in charge while Im gone, so listen to him. Otherwise, just try to rest so you can heal. Its okay if you arent in battle shape for Slateport, but we could use our ace at Fortree. Sleep well, Thorn, after stroking the Skarmorys beak a few times, Ryan was off to the gym with Lilac and Bug in tow. Almost immediately, Thorn fell asleep.

Hey, Thorn, how are you doing? the Skarmorys eyes opened and were greeted with an actually welcome sight. A large Typhlosion, naturally imposing, was smiling down at him with the most un-fearsome expression possible. Thorn managed a tiny laugh while still under the effects of the drug, heh hehHi there, Cinder, Cinder chuckled and sat down next to the metal bird, sending small vibrations through the ground. The vibrations caused Thorns free wing shake slightly, and his feathers made a sound like windchimes, so, that ninetales go the best of you, huh? Well, you did try to bite her tail offalls fair in love and war, I suppose.

It was not war, and it definitely isnt love. Shes a demon in foxs clothing, perhaps the very epitome of evil.

Aw, Thorn has a girlfriend, Cinder reached over and punched Thorn gently in the shoulder, drawing his hand back quickly when Thorn playfully snapped at him, ooh, I might just lose a finger from the love bird, they laughed a bit, but Thorn stopped and winced when his wing start to hurt.

What did Ryan tell you so far? You obviously already know what happened today, Thorn grimaced and fought back the pain that threatened to bring him to tears.

Well, he told me why were here. He also told me everything he knew about Lilac and her pokemon. Like, he told me that that Biohazard would probably do something idiotic within seconds of them leaving. The umbreon did so, and is now lying in a peaceful sleep with Sketch and the pichu nearby. Katar said some thoroughly uninteresting premonition type things before running off. I believe Omega is with him, and Kitsune is down there with Sketch as well. Probably still recovering from what you did to her, she is. Ryan said he was going to the gym with Lilac and Bug, and that they would be gone for awhile because of a few things Lilac wanted to pick u,. Thorn sighed as Cinder confirmed his fear that the two trainers really were too far away to help in case things got bad. Sensing this and that Thorn still needed rest, Cinder stood up to leave, Im going to go make sure that Sketch and the pichu are alright. We dont need anymore injuries, do we? with that, the typhlosion walked a little ways away and down the side of a hill. Apparently, Ryan had left Thorn on top of a small hill so that he would be able to watch what was going on without being close enough to be disturbed. There was also a gentle breeze that carried the scent of all the pokemon down below.

Cinder reached the clearing where most of the others were gathered. Sketch and the pichu, whom Sketch had begun a habit of calling Chu Chu, were rolling across the grass as Sketch laughed childishly. Though the Pichu couldnt emulate the sound, happiness was evident in the way it moved and smiled. Shifting his gaze to Biohazard, Cinder sighed and then moved on to someone less asleep. Kitsune was watching him with one eye, apparently trying to rest still. Hoping to start things off well with the fox, Cinder spoke, Im sorry about what Thorn did to you. Sometimes, he just gets really carried away. He wont bother you now that you melted his feathers together.

The large pokemon turned his head and caught Sketchs eyes with his own. As the smeargle smiled broadly and broke away from Chu, Cinder charged and gave a mock roar. He caught Sketchs legs with his arms and lifted the smeargle into the air and then held him so that Sketch dangled behind him. Sketch was laughing wildly with excitement, thrilled to be able to play with Cinder again. Eventually, Cinder gently dropped Sketch, who landed gracefully and then charged the typhlosion. He wrapped his arms around the bulk before him and pushed with all his might. After a minute or so, Sketch collapsed at Cinders feet, panting heavily; Cinder had yet to move or even break a sweat. Good try, Sketch. Youll get there eventually, Chu had been standing off to the side, watching the two roughhouse. Sketch staggered to his feet and then rushed Chu, who let out a tiny charge in surprise before turning tail and leading Sketch away.

Over near Kitsune, a lone figure stepped out of the bushes. It was Katar, and he held a vaguely unnerving air about him. Cinder was suspicious of the absol, his motives, and his intent. Katar bent to speak into Kitsunes ear, and both her eyes opened in apparent surprise. Katar smiled a devils smile and darted off the way he had come. Kitsune quickly stood and followed after him with great speed; she would not let her reputation be falsely destroyed. Cinder watched them go without any idea of what Katar had said, but he assumed that it was really nothing to worry about and went back to watching Sketch and Chu.

In a few minutes, Omega burst from the way Kitsune had went with an apparently frantic look, "Hurry, come quick! I saw Kitsune with a whole bunch of Sketch's stuff. I didn't like the look in her eye either, I think shes jealous, Cinder raised an eyebrow, but heard Sketch break from his mock fight with Chu and scamper over to where Omega stood. The dog was shifting as if nervous, or with excitement.

Chu ran over to stand next to Sketch, who looked at Omega and spoke, Show me where! There was a tone of anger in Sketchs voice that Cinder had heard only on a few occasions. Wait, I thought Ryan said that Sketch was afraid of Omega? He must be really upset to override something like that. Omega was visibly startled at Sketchs defiance of fear, but began to run deeper into the wood nonetheless. It didnt take long before they found what Omega had been talking about. Kitsune was standing over a number of Sketchs paintings, and all of them were ablaze.

Oh, crap, were the only words Cinder could think of.

Kitsune turned to look at the crowd and attempted to explain, this wasnt me. Katar said I would be framed, and I had to protect my reputa- Sketch was already running towards with a shout of pure rage. Quickly, Cinder lunged and managed to grab Sketch by the scruff. Thinking that Sketch was disabled, Cinder almost toppled over when the smeargle began to drag him towards Kitsune.

Cinder shouted, Omega! Grab him or something! Hes going to tear her apart! Omega hesitated before pouncing on Sketch, knocking him to the ground. Cinders grip broke, and Sketch began to roll through the dirt with Omega on top of him. For the first time that he could remember, Cinder was watching Sketch actually snarl at another Pokemon, and then heard a yelp which he thought to be Omegas. The dust finally settled, and Omega was holding Sketch down with his teeth on the back of the Smeargles neck, good you got himwait, are you bleeding, Omega? a tiny trickle of red was running down Omegas right leg. Sketch was still struggling slightly, but stopped completely when he felt Omega nibbling the back of his neck.

Kitsune, do you know what could have happened? If Omega hadnt attacked Sketch, you could have lost your head. Quite literally, in fact. Why would you destroy his paintings? at that last phrase, Sketch struggled angrily against Omegas weight, but failed to free himself.

I told you, I didnt. Katar said I was going to be framed, so I came here to stop that from happening, Kitsune stepped away from the smoldering remains of the paintings, and Omega shifted uncomfortably, it had to be Katar. He would have made his own prediction come true by setting this up.

If you were going to be framed, why did you follow him instead of staying where you were? We cant be sure if any of what you said was true. You could just be blaming Katar for what you did, using him as a convenient scapegoat just because he isnt around, Cinder realized what he was saying, and was startled when he realized just how absent the absol was. Kitsune might be telling the truth. The real criminal secrets himself away while setting up someone at least a little more innocent to take the blame

Of course Im here. Im always around where theres trouble, Katars voice spoke from above them, yawning slightly. The absol was perched on a tree branch, watching the group with half-interest, "Kitsune, I only told you what you'd end up saying. It doesn't change whether you burned the paintings or not. I can't get visions of the non-living."

It was then that Sketch twisted his neck suddenly and clamped his teeth into Omegas forepaw. The Mightyena yowled and released his grip on the Smeargles neck. Sketch wriggled out from under him and then charged at Kitsune. His hands glowed before they elongated into shining blades of light: the guillotine attack. Cinder remembered the day that Sketch had learned the attack, which Ryan basically forbid to be used. A trainer had called out a Pinsir while Sketch was battling for Ryan. Predicting an attack completely different, Ryan had told Sketch to imprint the next move with the Smeargle signature attack. When the Pinsir used and failed to hit with guillotine, Sketch automatically used Sketch (the attack) in response. And now he was using the deadly move against Kitsune. Sketch swung his right arm towards Kitsunes throat when Omega blurted out It wasnt her! It was Katarand me. But mostly Katar, because hes the one who thought of this whole plan. Kitsune is innocent, Sketch had stopped his attack mid-swing, the very tip of the blade lightly touching Kitsunes neck. A single drop of red ran down the blade and fell to the ground. The guillotine disappeared and Sketch collapsed to the ground, panting.

Omega! It was just about to get good, and you had to go and tell everyone the truth, Katar leapt from the tree branch and landed gracefully on the ground, immediately next to Cinder. Cinder growled at him, but Katar merely stepped a little away from the typhlosion and otherwise ignored the threat. The exhausted Sketch looked at him with a tired anger that manifested itself in tiny cross hairs in his eyes. Katar noticed them and knew what they were: Lock-On. Immediately, wind began to whirl around the area, gathering at a spot in front of Katar. Sketch lifted a hand and directed it at the Absol, muttering Sheer Cold, while Katar swiped the blade on his head forward in response.

In a flash, Kitsune had leapt onto Sketch and completely enveloped him and herself with her tails. Each tail was glowing with the power of Iron Tail. Katars Razor Wind whipped towards them, slamming into Kitsunes shield and then continuing around it. Cinder grabbed Chu in his arms and turned his back to the weakened but still powerful wind. Omega tumbled a bit before managing to stand up against the force, and even Cinder was moved a few inches. When the huge amount of dust that had been stirred had settled, nothing remained of Katar except a chunk of ice where he had been standing last.

Kitsune stepped off of Sketch, who stood shakily and threw his arms around his protector. There was a sobbing sound, and Kitsune felt the strange feeling of water against her perfect fur. There was also a sort of aching from one of her tails. She turned her head to look, and saw the damage that Katar had caused. The one tail that Thorn had injured was bleeding because it wasnt able to use Iron Tail completely. Cinder made sure Chu was still with him and then walked to where Kitsune and Sketch were. Omega followed with his head and tail bowed a little, Is everyone okay, at least for the most part? Cinder had noticed Kitsunes tail and gave her an apologetic look before touching it with one finger. The tail pulled away and Kitsune tried not to growl in response to the pain, Kitsune, we cant go to the pokecenter for this because we dont have a trainer. You or I could cauterize it, or we can look for something to put on it. Otherwise, I think well have to wait for Ryan and Lilac to return.

Thorn sighed. It had been a while since Cinder had left, and nothing exciting had happened. A lone Zigzagoon had wandered up to the hill, but had frozen when it noticed Thorn. After a few minutes of the Zigzagoon standing motionless, it had decided that Thorn was not a threat, and had continued on its way. Not a threat. What a fool. If I wasnt hurt, he would have gone running home instead that little prancing walk thing it did. Thorn snorted as he remembered the incident, then turned his thoughts elsewhere. This injury Kitsune caused has made me miss yet another Gym, and I probably wont be needed in Slateport either. Ill need to find a way to pay her back for thisbut how? That pichu seems to be some sort of plaything to her, but is far too important when compared to prey that any predator would play with. I could tell her that wed be even if she promises to leave the pichu alone and just let me take it from her. Or I could always try to get close to Lilac; I can tell how much thatd make Kitsune squirm. Theres always the plan for me to get both her and Cinder at the same time. Kitsune for obvious reasons, and Cinder because of that love crack. Well see whos in love once I enact my revenge. Thorn laughed a sort of evil laugh, then laid his head down and chuckled himself to sleep.

October 6th, 2005, 11:38 AM
Chapter 18: Kitsune: Good or Evil? Part One
I shouldnt have done it. Lilac was the only one who has ever been nice to me my whole life, and now Ive attacked Kitsune shell never accept me But I had to of done something, if I didnt that smeargle would of killed me. That I a certain of, my visions are always accurate unless I play a part in changing the results. I just cannot see the results of my interference till I actually interfere If only I could have had time to think of some other way to save myself.

Katar ran. There was nothing else to do. His white fur shimmered as the wind buffered against it, though the illusion of this wind was caused by his speed. To him it seemed like he was running against the wind when he knew he was running with it. Jumping from tree to tree, he did his best to combine speed with a lack of a trail thatd allow him to be tracked. It was not long before he stopped.

They are not following, puffing with exhaustion he mumbled to himself, or at least will not harm me if they are. Some times I wish I could see the full future not just the truly bad parts. I am alone but I do not see a period of painful loneliness, perhaps I will be happy with being alone.

Or perhaps you will not stay alone for long, a voice spoke from behind him, we both have a lot in common, we both see the future for one thing. The only problem with us becoming is that Im a representation of all that is good and see only the miracles of the future, while you are evil and see only the bad. Alas, I can still not bear to let you be alone, thus you could not see it happening. I blame my good nature for making my want to befriend you and most likely give you a chance to betray me in the near future

Katar turned to see the beautiful golden fur of a ninetales. There was a fading golden glow around it, as well as the fading figures of various unown around the ninetales. It was in the eyes that the flaw was; their blackness was so deep they seemed to try grasping at ones soul to tear it away.

Most would say youre far more evil than I could ever be, Katar hissed, going around to all sorts of wondrous events and trying to take credit is not good. Plus youve enslaved quite a few unown to enhance your abilities, temporarily banishing them to some empty plane of existence when youre not using them. Really, Huxian, you are more of a freak than a hero. At least my species all see the futu

Correction, your kind is usually just drawn to where disasters are about to happen, not see it in detail before hand. I know because I asked a few other absols since we last left and asked them about it. Still I understand your mistake since that witch who used to own you never let you meet any of your own kind, Huxians nine tails wagged in pleasure at Katars reaction of surprise to him referring to that lady as a witch. Yes, that assassin is really a witch. Its what they call evil humans with supernatural abilities, as far as I know, even if its just the ability to live over five hundred years without aging like she has. Not like you actually have been alive long enough to realize her age, but I certainly have.

Enough talk, lets just get down to why youre here. You came to me because of how miraculous it is for me to actually be desperate for company, thus came to rub it in my face, though that alone wouldnt have brought you so far. Youve come because youve some how heard of this hot white vixen with ninetales that is into violence, exactly the type you love. Too bad I can feel that shes going to bring some all mighty destructive event, something you certainly wouldnt like, good or not.

There are two beautiful white ninetales here? I could only sense the one whos to bring something of inexplicable wonder to the world, something not even I can even comprehend, Huxian stared at Katar, a few unown appeared around him and glowed for a moment, there is only one, isnt there? Its as if she has the potential to do both, itd probably mean we will have to compete to get her to turn to our side.

Actually, why not work together? Katar whimpered as he took a few steps back, I may be all for comprehendible destruction, but I'm not for incomprehensible destruction as it might include my death. Neither does competing with you sound like a good plan, since last time you broke all four of my legs with a single glance when Im meant to be immune to being telekinetically crushed like that. Trust me; you need my ability to make sure you dont just make things worse.

Are you sure this will work?

Some time had passed and a plan had been formed (after discussing old times and what they have been up to since). It was a cautious plan of just observing the full situation before thinking of anything else, but a plan none the less. The ninetales and absol walked with many unown floating around them releasing a golden glow that surrounded them at least from their perspective.

It has never failed me before so why do you doubt me? Huxian glared at Katar as they walked, youre the evil one not me. The unown will make it seem like we are not here. No being will be able to smell, hear or see us as long as the barrier is up. My powers are flawless.

It was not long before a mightyena came into sight, laying down in the grass, his ears as limp as his tail, Why could I not let Kitsune take the blame? I want her dead but I couldnt let it happen. Now I have to live with my punishment

Lets test your barrier then, Katar growled, walking towards Omega, even when he walked straight into Omegas line of sight there was no reaction, so far so good.

Yay! Katars back with a ninetales friend! a voice cried out from off to one side, turning Katar saw it was the umbreon Biohazard. He also noticed Omega jumping to his feet looking wildly around.

Where? Omega yelped, seeming to look right through Katar, are you sure hes here? Catching him seems to be the only way to get on Sketchs good side after what happened. Another ninetales would explain how Katar lit Sketchs stuff on fire for sure, but I dont see either of them.

Youre looking right at them, but since you seem to be blind at the moment Ill deal with them myself. Itll please Kitsune, Biohazard barked as he began to charge right at Huxian and Katar. Katar leapt easily out of the way, but wasnt looking to see how Huxian did. There was a thump as Biohazard continued to run straight into a tree.

I didnt need to see it to know Huxian only barely dodged that attack.

There is nothing there Omega sighed, Thorn was right you do have eye sight problems.

Its impossible, the ninetales panted, it is far more likely he was hallucinating that we are here than actually seeing us. He almost hit me too; the unown couldnt deflect him, as was my first instinct to try either. Leaping out of the way lacks the elegance I try to hold at all times. Now lets continue to where the ninetales is, the one whom I shall have no matter what I sense you are a little smug all of a sudden, whos going to get killed this time?

It is no one worth saving. Ill be sure to watch of course, but you need not worry yourself as it is no one Kisune actually knows. Thus attempting a rescue wouldnt help your chances much.

It was easy from there; no one else seemed able to see them as they went to the pokemon centre where they both felt the presence of the white ninetales. Walking in was easy.

It seems Kitsune is in a private recovery room, Im sure you know why, Huxian growled at Katar, baring his white fangs, I thought youd be telling me everything, yet you never mentioned this Im glad youre not disappointing me by actually being good. Still, you need to work on a bigger betrayal than this if we are to stay rivals.

Kitsune was attacked for destroying some artwork that had nothing more than sentimental value. Shes lucky to be alive, saved only because some stupid mutt wanted to take some of the blame Look, theres Cinder waiting outside the surgery door. Hes the typhlosion if you didnt know, and the smaller pokemon are waiting with him.

The typhlosion lay curled up on the floor with a smeargle and a pichu snuggled into his fur. All three looked sad; tears were in the eyes of the smaller pokemon, while Cinder looked to be doing his best to push some guilt out of his mind. On the other side of the room stood a large Skarmory, staring at the ground mumbling to itself while looking quite annoyed.

Sorry, Im about to show off. I cant help it in these circumstances as its such a miracle, Huxian barked loudly, though no one around looked in their direction, if there is no interference then this Kitsune and Cinder will fall in love with each other, developing into a closer relationship than is usually acceptable between different species as long as neither of us interfere.

Yet the relationship break apart into hatred when Cinder finds out it was all just a part of Thorns plot for revenge, Katar added, noting Huxians stunned glare at him, I told you my powers are going to be useful. You could even tell that the relationship will be a set up; I know it doesnt change anything as you were going to try stealing Kitsune away no matter what, thus ruining the relationship. Just wait before doing anything stupid, we might get a better idea of whatd do the most damage

It was then two shadows of humans, as well as the shadow of some floating object, appeared outside the pokemon center door, though they did not enter straight away.

They are talking, the ninetales said then paused for a few moments, his tails perking up and wagging as viciously as Kitsunes would of when toying with a meal, I think I know what to do. It seems there is another unown to add to my collection out there, and it knows that a ninetales is about with many enslaved unown (I guess I slipped up and it sensed me for a moment), both are quite worried about it and suspect Kitsune already Odd that they call it Bug and refer to it dragging them out of a gym battle to get to the bottom of what happened. The plan is you open the door of the recovery room while I create a blur to make it look like some super speed is involved; at the same time I snatch the new addition to my collection. They should come to the conclusion that Kitsune did it, thus drive her away, leaving her no one to stay with but me. Now tell me, any bad results from doing it, for example them harming her before she escapes?

Nope, lets get to work.

No plan could go as smoothly, a simple button operated door that Katar jumped at and pushed the button to open, much to the surprise of all the pokemon who couldnt see what happened. Huxian did his part well, and Katar only caught a quick glimpse of the unown, barely seeing it was of the F variety before it was caught in the golden glow and faded away into wherever the ninetales kept unown that werent in use. Both Katar and Huxian ran out the door before it closed, thus not risking raising suspicions.

We better keep moving at a steady pace, Katar hissed, we just stole a pokemon of Ryans, and Ive seen what that little smeargle of his does to those who annoy it The girl with him, Lilac, would be a problem though. Good thing we arent going to be caught.

Taking an opportunity while Huxian wasnt looking, Katar sliced one of his front legs with his head blade. It wasnt long till blood trickled down his leg, leaving the occasional drop of blood on the ground. They continued walking away from the pokemon centre and deep into the Dewford Island wilderness.

It seemed like a lifetime of walking in silence before Huxian stumbled and fell to the ground, barely managing to get up again. Whats happening? Why am I feeling ill? He whimpered with the fear of uncertainty, I cant sense any cause, so why?

Youre starting to feel the effects of the poison, Katar tried to laugh, but only managed a nervous giggle, I never told you everything. Perhaps if I told you I could feel that Biohazard managed to touch you and his toxic sweat is capable of being absorbed through the skin unlike the sweat of other umbreons, but thatd of ruined what little faith you have in the forces of evil. Im sorry old friend but I had to betray you because you expected it of me. Without help youll be dead in a few hours, but too weak to struggle back to the pokemon center in less than fifteen minutes.

My powers are meant to leave me immune to poisons What is Biohazard really? How can he see through my special barrier and produce a toxin magic cant combat or even sense? Huxian stumbled once more, and then stood glaring at Katar, with his nine tales standing erect, at least I can take you with me, and then secure all my unown so they cant escape just incase I recover despite what you said It might happen because I sense a great miracle coming.

Katars body was lifted from the ground, surrounded by a golden glow.

Now our rivalry ends with your death, Huxians attempt at an evil laugh was far better than what Katar managed earlier.

I do not see my death, I only sense only the destructive energies of Kitsune coming to me. Good saves good, evil saves evil. Im right and hes wrong. I wish this didnt mean Kitsune was going to do something worse than destroy the whole world.

October 14th, 2005, 11:52 AM
Chapter 19: Kitsune: Good or Evil? Part Two
Injured again. Is this new path I have chosen really so different that I am no longer able to take care of myself? Things are falling apart so soon, it looks like my plans will go nowhere. A few unknown variables have knocked everything off course, but I mustnt let myself feel depressed about it. I no longer have the option of turning back, it was lost as soon as I failed the gym battle and was weakened enough to be caught in a pokeball, the only choice is to go forwards, hoping to find a way around the problem.

Kitsune lay alone in the pokemon centre; her eyes were closed as she lay in a private recovery room, but she was anything but asleep. While her tails lay limp because of both her mood and the fact one of them hurt to move, her ears were up and twitching. It felt like her ears were hearing something but the message wasnt reaching her mind to be perceived. Kitsunes jaws clenched and she bared her fangs and growled slightly. It wasnt just Thorn outside the recovery room that wished harm would come to her.

The sound of the recovery room door sliding open made Kitsunes eyes spring open, perceiving nothing more than a blur of movement no, there was a feeling that the sight wasnt coming from her eyes, more being forced into her mind. An illusion. A good one at that. The door slid shut after a few seconds of what seemed liked shocked silence.

No point acting too hastily, Im not in the best shape after losing so much blood, thus waiting to learn more is the best action.

Bugs gone! Kitsune could hear Ryan clearly through the door, even if he wasnt shouting in shock she would have heard, it would have just required more focus. Kitsune closed her eyes again and concentrated on not missing any part of what was being said. Ryans voice turned to a sob, He said he sensed a ninetales forcing a group of unown into serving it without question I hoped it wasnt Kitsune doing it, but I shouldt have led Bug here, right into a trap.

Kitsunes taken Bug!?! Thorn screeched out, his rage seeming to vibrate every wall. Then there was silence, or at least the sound of some of them being quiet as if trying to plan without talking for fear of being over heard. They were clearly not stupid, even if they had already misunderstood the situation; they were doing their best not to under estimate her. Though by the sound of metal claws gently rubbing against paper and the occasional non-committal grunt from what sounded like Cinder, it seemed like the planning was being done by the Skarmory with Cinder being the only one even slightly interested in whatever plan was being made.

Kitsune wouldnt have done it, Sketch was one of the exceptions; he still thought the best of her. Kitsunes tails almost started wagging at the thought of how much optimism in others was too much, and how Sketch was clearly beyond that point. He must have lived a very sheltered life. He was actually crying, Shes not bad, shes shes only hurt Thorn for damaging her beauty. She cant be punished for that and her bad luck.

Yes, it is odd how I seem to be having a run of bad luck.

Sketch does have a point, Ryan seemed to also want to break the lack of talking. Lilac would have had to be with him, but why hadnt she said anything? Glitch would point out how my bringing of Bug directly to Kitsune after he sensed what was happening was such a logical action that it could of easily been predicted and a trap been set here to catch Bug. Kitsune may just of been unlucky that wed come to her fir

Ryan had stopped mid-sentence as the recovery room door open once more, and Cinder leapt through and at Kitsune, though he did not look overly aggressive. She merely shifted her front paws under herself as if about to jump out of the way. She didnt dodge. Cinder landed on her, knocking her over on to her side, though positioned most of his weight on the bed around her, instead of her, while biting into her neck. His teeth only touched the skin of her neck and how he held her he seemed to be expecting very little struggle, showing that he didnt want to use any more force than was necessary. He was treating Kitsune like she was a normal delicate ninetales. She pretending to struggle a bit, probing the weak spots of his hold more than testing his strength. He grinned, showing that he felt he had won and had no idea that his hold on her was worse than nothing. It only made her seem helpless.

Now youre going to tell us what you did with Bug! Thorn screeched while entering the room, though it quickly turned to a laugh as he leapt at her, raising one leg up towards her underbelly as she lay. She could feel his talons touching her fur as a threat. Lets see how much I have to rip out of you before you talk.

Sketch you really shouldnt watch Omegas voice spoke, and there were a few whimpers of terror from sketch as there was the sound of him being pushed to the ground.

It was all too easy. Kitsunes tails flashed instantly to glowing bright white as she slipped out from under Cinder, pushing him off the bed, and she spun around. As she turned she felt a brief bit of resistance on one tail for an instant, and even though using iron tail made them all numb, Kitsune was sure the only thing she could of hit was Cinder with a tip of a tail. It would certainly cut his flesh. She continued to spin, whacking Thorns damaged wing with as many of her tailing as possible and as hard as she could manage.

There was no time to look to see what damage she had caused, and she used her hind legs to propel her towards the door as soon as she was facing that direction. She was mid-air before she saw Omega was holding Sketch to the ground in the doorway. One swish of her tails, with the white glow quickly fading, moved her trajectory so as she knocked Omega off Sketch and used him for her next bound, hearing a sound much like him choking on something as she did so. The only other thing she noticed on her way out of the pokemon centre was Biohazard unconscious on the ground outside and a trail of drag marks showing for certain he was dragged to the pokemon centre.

They wont underestimate me again. I doubt I would have stood a chance, even just against Thorn, if I hadnt completely caught them off guard. I feel so weak because of my tail injury. If it werent for that, Id stay and talk to them about whats happening and that I didnt do it.

Something caught Kitsunes eye, a spot of red. She turned towards it and continued to run; feeling lighter headed every moment. Once closer it triggered an instinct within her mind. The instinct said to her, You are weak and need food, there are drops of blood leading a trail towards injured prey, alas without anywhere else to turn to sort out the problems she had, she just gave into the instinct without a fight and followed the trail. It felt bad to be going after prey when there were more important things to deal with and Kitsune put down the lack of a scent on the tail of blood drops to the blood loss.

She snapped out of her instincts managing her every thought. She saw Katar floating in the air and heard him screaming in pain, though the screams quickly subsided, as he seemed to lose consciousness. A golden glow surrounded him and it linked to the golden glow of a ninetales surrounded by floating black objects that reminded Kitsune of some of the symbols humans use, though they also all had one large eye each.

It was too hard to think clearly, and she just charged at the other ninetales, Katar is mine! she growled as she head butted him, disrupting his hold on Katar. I cannot let him die till Ive gotten pay back for him framing me. Tell me what makes your claim of a need for vengeance against him greater than mine or be gone.

My lovely Kitsune, it is good to finally meet you, you may call me Huxian, the other ninetales coughed some blood while he tried to be as charming as he could and stand up. Katar here is a long time arch-nemesis, though I never expected him to stoop so low as to promise to help me and then lead me away from all possible medical attention when he knew I was poisoned and didnt know it. My claim is quite strong, and death is the only punis

He sliced a wound open on one of my tails and then proceded to drain blood out through it. You can see the injury Kitsune barked, turning her side towards Huxain and for the first time she noticed the white bandage wrapped around the wound. Okay, you cant see it, but still you should know somethings come above life and death for our kind. Katar is rightfully mine.

My unown slaves can heal that injury Huxian spoke, though his voice started to fall weak as the realization of what he was probably letting Kitsune know dawned on him. Still he continued on talking, merely starting to take a few cautious steps backwards, stumbling because of the toxin, his tails limp and his ears flat. Yes, I was behind taking that unown from that human at the pokemon cen

It was too late for talk. Kitsune was already literally at his throat, about to bite it with full intentions of ripping it out. A flash of golden light knocked her back, then slowly lifted her into the air.

Im sorry, but Im going to seal them away now. Itll only take a few moments, Huxain sighed, using the unowns powers to levitate Kitsune and move her around a bit so he could inspect her every detail as the unown around him slowly faded with a very sad look in their eyes. Katar says the toxin that is within me will kill me soon, but I can always hope that he is wrong. While weakened I am likely to lose my control over my servants if I dont seal them away somewhere they cannot escape If I die theyll spend all eternity in an inescapable empty world. I wish that youd help tend to my need while Im ill so that I can teach you to exploit this power once I recover. It took me nine hundred years, but Im sure I can teach you in much less as I had to learn with no help.

Kitsunes tails started wagging. Ive never met anyone so pathetic. You must have come all this way just to try wooing me, yet Im not even a hundred years old yet. Youve wasted your life as youve clearly missed all the chances of love in your life, plus nothing is impressive about having slaves do all your work. It actually looks quite easy to do and much easier for me to manipulate. The fact that you cant even use them to manipulate love adds to how inferior you are Im glad our species wont have to put up with you for too much longer, youre too much of an embarrassment.

Kitsunes fur started to puff out and glow a pale blue that, though the golden glow of Huxian was much a stronger colour, it seemed to be unable to hold around Kitsunes and the blue glow quickly spread. A sudden burst knocked Huxain backwards into a nearby tree, and Kitsune collapsed on to the ground. The blue glow intensified and suddenly the black forms of the unown started to appear all around them. Though the blue glow, nor a golden one, did not cover these as they were not under Kitsunes power or Huxians.

Ill deliver a killing blow to Huxian, Katar spoke, and somehow Kitsune wasnt surprised he was conscious, hes more of a friend than a nemesis and I dont want him to suffer. Im sure I can do it without damaging his pelt at all, though Im not sure whether Id actually have the heart to skin him afterwards. My old master taught me how so as to make money when there wasnt enough in killing people.

No. He must suffer life, Kitsune growled weakly, feeling how little strength she had left, death is too good for him, he needs to feel powerlessness for the remaining decades of his life and feel how much of a mess hes made of himself. Katar help me drag him to the pokemon centre, if he lives Ill forgive you for what you tried to get done to me.

No, you lack the stamina to do so. a voice spoke within Kitsunes mind, you have less strength left in you than he does. For now you must sleep so we can repair what damage we can.

Kitsune was plunged into darkness

November 13th, 2005, 11:19 AM
I am sorry, but I've decided to give up posting chapters of my fic here and am probably going to give up on these Pokemon Community Forums altogether. For those who actually read this fic, chapters of it will still be posted on SPPf and fanfiction.net where my user name is Kawaii Kyuubi Kitsune.

I know this is unacceptable double posting, but considering that I'm leaving, beening banned for this will mean nothing.