Aglaia listened as Nurse Joy explained her problem and she nodded. "Of course I can deliver it, I don't have anything else planned," Aglaia said with a smile and held out her hands to receive the smal box from the nurse. "Thank you very much, the address is on the box so it should be easy to find," Nurse Joy explained and pointed at the sticker at the top of the box. "I am so sorry you have to solve what others have messed up," Nurse Joy apologized and Aglaia grinned. "Don't worry about it, it is a good chance to see some of the city and I like to help," Aglaia said and then said her goodbyes as another trainer stepped up to get Nurse Joy's help. "That's the least I can do with how much you constantly help others," Aglaia mumbled as she walked to the door.
"This should be fairly easy Wystan, we find Jasmine Street number 14 and give Mr. Schmidt his package," Aglaia explained to her beedrill as they strolled through the streets of Cherrygrove. "Apparently the delivery guy never arrived to pick it up and it should be sent today," Aglaia continued on with her chattering, "I wonder if this is fragile? She didn't say so." Aglaia was quiet as they passed a few streets which didn't have the right names. "Of course," she added, "I have no idea where Jasmine Street are, but hopefully it wont be too difficult!"
The tiny molecules of water droplets that danced in suspension on the air currents created a dense fog that made it difficult to see much of anything around the city. Several of the citizens carried lights as they wondered in the broad daylight hours - simply trying to illuminate more than what they were currently able to see through the heavy fog. Some of the shop-keep put out illuminated signs, trying to give aide to their normal stands that seemed to blend in through the limited range of sight.
Although usually quiet, down a particular street only a block or two away from Algaia the sounds of loud chirping shrills could be heard. Those that were close enough could actually hear the heavy flapping of bird wings as the band of mischievous wild Pokemon fluttered about one of the shop keeps in particular. "Hey!" A portly older gentleman, with a receding hairline that raced around the sides of his head creating a small patch of thick auburn hair at the top of his scalp, waved one fisted hand up into the air. "COME BACK WITH MY PRODUCTS!"
A small dark blue feathered avian with a white underbelly and chest and a thick patch of red fur around its face flapped its wings in a hurried flutter. The Taillow zipped up high into the air, then dashed off on the open wind and air currents as it flew away from the open storefront. The older man swung his thick, beefy arms back to his sides before spinning around and locking his shop up. "Oh...please...SOMEONE STOP THAT BIRD!" Then, he would dash off, chasing after it through the back alleyways and down a side street.
As he rounded a corner close enough to spot Algaia, he would keel over with his hands clasping onto his knees. He would heave-ho out heavy, labored breaths of air. The small dark blue and white feathered bird landed on a nearby sign that pointed down another road which read, 'Merrill Street', its beak clamped tightly onto the thin, pink string handle to a small, brown bag of seeds. "Miss..miss..." The old shop-keep huffed and puffed, speaking to Algaia. "Please...could you...could you please get me my pack...age back?" Before completely collapsing onto the ground below him.
Taillow [Level 10] is holding the Shop-keep's Bag of Seeds at bay!
Will you help the shop-keep?
Shiny Check: 7tsSZqQY1-421-42
Last Edit: Feb 27, 2020 12:12:59 GMT 11 by caramell
Aglaia was surprised to see people walking around in brought daylight with flashlights and similar, and she wondered if they really helped people to see longer. Didn't they just light up the fog around them and turn everything more white? Of course they might just want to make sure others would see them, as Aglaia had been close to crash into ones who hadn't more than once. The lit up signs made her make a mental note about those being handy in a weather like this, she could use that for her own future shop, whenever it came around.
A shout made her pause and she squinted through the fog trying to see what was going on. A frown appeared as it was revealed a thief was the culprit and a quick glance at Wystan was enough for him to ready his stingers and give her a nod. He knew how much she disliked thieves, and she wanted to do what she could to help out in such situation. A few steps further forward and Aglaia ducked as something small darted past her head, the quick flapping of wings made it clear to her it had to be a bird. The man's shouting confirmed that as well. "Wystan?" She began urgently but his buzz of wings was already carrying him off, in full pursuit if the little thief.
Aglaia flinched as the man almost ran into her from around the corner, and she smiled reassuringly to him as he begged her to help him. "Don't worry, Wystan is already taking care of it. I'm sure he will be back in a moment," she said confidently. "What happened? What did it take and how?" She asked politely.
Wystan dashed through the fog after the small bird, he rolled his shoulders and readied himself for the worst, it was a bird and a thief he was after, after all. He saw a shadow movement and turned towards it, it had probably figured it couldn't lose him and wanted to defend itself. "Stop and return what you took!" he called out and then his eyes widened when he realized how close he was to the taillow, and that he had no way of slowing down or avoiding it. The taillow was not hovering in the air, ready to attack him on sight as he had expected, it was sitting calmly on a sign, which had been hidden by the fog too, and he was about to collide with it. Or the sign if he was really unlucky.
Should he hit the bird and it should fall to the ground, he'd dive after it in an attempt to catch it before it made a rough crash landing. He felt guilty about what would have happened.
Wordcount: 461 (ooc: Wystan uses Sword Dance followed by Pursuit, running shoes exhausted) -Note, it is AgLaia, not ALgaia
The fog seemed to clear up. At first, it slowly decreased in intensity, and the streets became more visible. Though, within what would have been a fairly quick turn of events, it would roll out of the town and off to some distant field in the distance. Strange, but mother nature was a work of art and she always painted new sceneries upon her canvass. The Taillow’s eyes narrowed down on the large yellow and black striped wasp that seemed to buzz steadily for the small flying bird Pokemon. Taillow gingerly placed the strap of the bag of seeds on the edge of the sign, causing the bag to dangle haphazardly from the side of the sign. Immediately, the Taillow would lift herself up high into the air, spin around, then dive back down upon the other Pokemon – crashing into the Beedrill with the full force of her mighty, but tiny, avian body.
Wystan began to dance as though he were encouraging himself and his strength with each thrust of his stinger-like arms and the heavy and fast rhythmic beating of his wings. The small blue bird fluttered in the air, tilting its head with a soft and confused chirp. Was this an enemy after all?“Will you let me pass so that I can go feed?” She asked the Beedrill. Without taking a second chance, the Taillow would raised back up and dive once more, attacking the Beedrill again as she rammed into the larger Pokemon’s side with a Quick Attack. “I won’t ease up! I am too hungry to wait!”
The older gentleman walked over to Aglaia to stand next to her. He raised his hand up flat above his eyes, as if to shield them from the bright sun as the clouds parted and opened up to shine the sun’s bright light down on the city. The citizens who were shuffling about with flashlights mere moments before all turned off their excess light, and went about their day in peace. “Oh look. It’s going to be a beautiful day after all!” A girl squealed, clasping onto the arm of a slightly older gentleman, as they strolled past just a few feet away. “Yeah – they have the right idea….a Pokemon battle.” The young man spoke to his special lady. They wouldn’t stay long – like all the other citizens, they would keep passing through to their own, unique destinations.
“Your Beedrill is something special!” The shop-keep praised Aglaia’s Wystan as he watched the large bug Pokemon in action. Seeing the way that the Beedrill took off after the Taillow and stayed hot on the trail was nothing short of amazing. He watched in anticipation, as the brunette informed him that Wystan was more than capable of handling the case. He considered her question for only a brief second, before he would speak up. “They’re supposed to be rare seeds from overseas!” He answered her. The shop-keep frowned as he considered the lost profits if the Taillow managed to eat them all first. “I think the Taillow was just hungry. I turned around to fetch it some of the other seeds I had plenty of, and it just took off with my package!”
As Wystan attacked Taillow, dealing a heavy blow. The small bird Pokemon would drop out of the sky and to the hard concrete pavement below as Wystan’s attack would immediately drain Taillow’s health completely. The small bird cried out with one long, sorrowful chirp as it raised it’s wings in a last-ditch effort towards the dangling prize – a bad of super delicious seeds – before fainting completely. “Too strong…so hungry…” It’s last words seemed to linger in the air. A few of the bystanders paused in their daily stroll to begin to clap and applaud Wystan and his victory in the battle. The shop-keep began walking over to the road sign and pulled the bag off of the edge of the sign, before tucking it underneath his arms. “Is there any way I can repay you, lass?” He asked her as he inspected the package for any sign of damage.
Wild Encounter Weather: Clear Skies
LV 10 HP 100% [0/31]
LV 17 HP 100% [42/54]
Wild Taillow [Ability]: Status [SPD: 25] Aglaia's Wystan [Swarm]: Status [SPD: 35]
Taillow used Quick Attack! Wystan used Sword Dance. Wystan's attack stat increased by 2 stages! Taillow used Quick Attack! Wystan used Pursuit! Taillow Fainted. Special Note: Dice randomizer actually chose Quick Attack twice for Taillow. xD Notes: Apologies on her name! Mentally, I mess up the pronunciation and generally remind myself it is the other way around.
Wystan gained +1 LVS! Wystan increased to LV 18!
Last Edit: Mar 5, 2020 12:33:43 GMT 11 by caramell
Wystan had too much speed, and the fog lifted too slow for him to react and stop himself before he had slammed into the bird. He stared in shock as it dropped to the ground, too fast for him to try grab it and save it for a tough landing, he was not used to be this strong as birds usually proved to be a big challenge for him. He buzzed down beside it and looked worried at it. "Are you alright? I'm sorry, but I thought you were further away," he said and glanced up as he heard clapping, he grimaced as he didn't think that was something to be proud of. He looked closer at the taillow and realized that it had fainted and he winced, it really had hit the ground hard! He carefully picket it up so it rested on top of his stingers and slowly made his way back to Aglaia.
Aglaia beamed when Wystan got praised as it didn't happen often and she wanted to prove that he was just as good as any other pokemon. "Yeah, he is," she agreed warmly. She listened closely to what the man could tell about his stolen seeds and nodded when he gave his reasons to why he thought the taillow took them. It was still early spring and it would be a while before the wild would overflow with food again, first the flowers needed to come and they didn't provide much food for non insects. "So what kind of seeds are they?" Aglaia asked curiously, what would make them so special he had wanted to get them even though they came from far away.
Wystan and the man returned to Aglaia about the same time and Wystan buzzed loudly when the man asked Aglaia how to repay her, when she looked at her beedrill he raised his stingers and the taillow a bit. "There is a few things you could do," Aglaia said with a wide smile to the man and gestured to the bird. "Perhaps you could feed the taillow? Sounded like you were planning on it already," she argued and would wait for his answer before continuing. "The other small thing, was if you could give me directions to Jasmine Street, which is where I'm heading," she said politely and couldn't imagine him refusing.
Wordcount: 391 (It's alright with the name confusion, it's not the first time it has happened as it is a bit special name )
It wouldn’t take too long for the impromptu crowd to slowly dissipate. They had gathered for a show, and as soon as it started, it ended abruptly. This caused most of the random sea of brunette- and blonde-haired individuals to slowly shuffle back into their background busy lives. The shop keep generously plucked the fainted bird out of the young girl’s. “I haven’t had the chance to check over them, before the Taillow dashed off with them.” The balding gentleman admitted as stashed the bag of seeds into his bag after having retrieved it. He studied the powerful Wystan with a bow of his head to the buzzing, winged overgrown wasp Pokemon. “I believe they may even be Micle berry seeds. Thanks again, I’ll make sure this bird is well looked after.”
The burly older man pulled out some common seeds. He would very carefully place the blue and white feathered avian on a soft patch of grass and poured some of the seeds into the palm of his hand. The Taillow’s eyes darted warily from the burly shop keep to the flying bug Pokemon that had easily defeated it, and it chirped nervously underneath its breath. “Come now…I promise. It’s gunna be ok. Here, have some seeds.” The shop keep encouraged the bird, gingerly prodding the avian to eat away at the seeds in his hands.
He pointed down towards the sign that the Taillow had settled on just moments before. A few scratches along the edges spoke of more than just this particular bird having landed on it, though it still stood and proudly read, ‘Merrill Street. “If ya go down that road….about the third road down’ll be a sign. Says, uh, ‘Barkbear Lane’. Take that to the right about three blocks. Turn left on on ‘Sunset Circle’, and Jasmine will be the first road to your left.” He instructed, keeping his eyes firmly on the Taillow.
Meanwhile, a small bird Pokemon had its nest built on the side of a building down Barkbear Lane. It was a grey-and-black pigeon. Every time someone approached the bird’s territory, it seemed to awaken in quite a rage – and it would immediately fly up into the air and dive at the heads of ordinary citizens. “Somethin’ ought ta be done about tha’ bird!” One man bellowed with a straw broom in hand. He held the broom by the base near the straws, and he tried to desperately jab at the Pidove as if to scare it away. “Go on now, shoo! Get! Get!” He whistled angrily, as he tried to knock its nest down. “Where’s help – or a good exterminator – when you need one?!”
A Wild Pidove [LV 9] is attacking everyone in sight!
What will Aglaia and her team do? Careful – taking Barkbear Street will get you attacked.
Wystan returned the man's nod when he promised to take good care of the taillow and he wondered briefly if the man planned on capturing it or if he just wanted to make friends with the wild pokemon and feed it when it came visiting him. Wystan guessed the taillow would be happy as long as it got something to eat, it hadn't sounded like it had been gathering the food for someone else.
Aglaia listened closely to what the shop owner told her, she had no idea what "micle berries" was but she would be certain too look them up and see if they were valuable and if they would be a thing she should sell in her future shop. She looked down the road the man pointed and mouthed the directions in an attempt to remember them all, it sounded fairly easy, this should be easy peacy! "Thank you for your help, come on Wystan, let's get this package delivered!" Aglaia said cheerfully and lead the way down Merrill Street. Barkbear Lane was easy to find as well and Aglaia walked down it briskly with Wystan hot on her heels, she expected the receiver to want it quickly. As they walked Aglaia wondered if working as a delivery girl could be a thing, it wasn't the same as owning your own shop but perhaps it could be used temporarily if she needed an income to eventually start her own shop.
Aglaia got thrown out of her thoughts as something swooped down and pulled at her hair with sharp claws and she whined and she ducked and attempted to dodge the unknown attacker. Wystan jumped away surprised at first but then leaped forward and tried to shoo the pidove away with his stingers, and placed himself between it and Aglaia. This time he hesitated about attacking as it had went so badly last time and he still felt embarrassed about it, he didn't want to make the same mistake twice. Aglaia held her hands above her head and hurried to the other side of the road, while Wystan kept a close eye on the pidove.
"What's going on?" The beedrill called to the bird, "Why so aggressive?"
As soon as the twenty year old brunette came within a stone’s throw away from the feathered bird, Pidove dived at her for the attack. Sharp talons grasped at mostly strands of her hair. The Pokemon did not give up easily, however. Quick, angry chirps filled the air as the Pidove tried to shoo off the woman and scare her out of the Pokemon’s street. “Away!” Pidove cried. Wings flapped in a hurried flutter, and the small pigeon’s body moved in a quick trance. “My babies! Leave my babies alone!”
The Pokemon was a scared mother, trying to defend its nest. A thick collection of twigs and branches sat tucked just inside the corner of a large ‘O’ on a sign that read, ‘Poke-Feed Store’. Two small grey eggs with black spots on their sides. The parent bird seemed in distress, however, as the Tiny Pigeon Pokemon fought to scare away the trainer. An impressively trained Beedrill jumped in the way. The Pigeon grimaced, gulping noticeably as it jumped back in the air on its wings. The grey feathered Pidove’s wings beat like drums, Brbrbrbrbr, on the gentle breeze. "You can’t have my babies! You can’t!"
The shop-keep poked at the Pidove with the end of the straw broom handle. “Go on, now. Git!” He danced with the bird, who seemed to try to both dance around all of them in the air, and scare them off. The two thick and long pointed stingers on the Beedrill’s arms terrified the Pidove. Though, it seemed motivated in its need to defend its nest. “I won’t let another egg go missing! Please, please leave!” She chirped loudly. Her words came off like a shrill whistle. “I don’t want to hurt you! I’ll fight you if I must!” The shop keep – a gentleman roughly in his early thirties – cursed as he dodged about with the bird. “Miss – uh, thank ya kindly for yer help. I’m at my wit’s end with this here bird. It just won’t leave well enough alone!” He chimed in Aglaia’s direction.
Last Edit: Mar 19, 2020 3:06:37 GMT 11 by caramell
Aglaia raced to hide behind the man, burly or not he would act like a shield and he was trying to keep it away with a broom. A bad weapon was better than none. She looked around him as Wystan got the bird's attention and tried to interact with it, she almost had caught what was going on when the shop keeper started to talk and distracted her. She stared at him. "I'm sorry, what help?" She asked confused, she had hid behind him and Wystan was trying to keep the pidove off her back, how was that helping the man? She turned her attention back on the bird in front of them and frowned as she tried to grasp the thought she had had almost had before, the root of the problem here. Wystan clearly didn't want to battle the pidove and tried to look nonthreatening, so logically the pidove had to be either scared (which she could understand that Wystan looked like, but didn't answer why it had attacked her first), or it was protecting something. Aglaia narrowed her eyes as she looked around, and they widened when she noticed what was hidden in the 'O'. "Is that it's nest?" Aglaia asked the man and pointed at the sign.
Wystan landed the moment the pidove said something about her babies, he felt sick that he could have accidentally battled her or even worse, have helped a trainer to capture her and leaving the eggs to their own demise. He really had to be aware of the situation before he threw himself into the fray, although he of course would have to defend himself if someone attack without listening or just were territorical. The beedrill held his stingers behind his back and ducked to look smaller, while he looked sorrowful at the pidove. "I'm sorry! I don't want to fight either and I didn't want to scare you!" He called to it apologizing. "I'm not going for your eggs, it's horrible that you have lost one!" He exclaimed, "I have lost plenty of siblings back when I was a wild weedle although mostly after they had hatched.." Wystan's expression turned gently, "do you need help?" He asked quietly.
Aglaia directly questioned the shop keep when he thanked her. He wasn't the bit miffed by this questioning, though. To him, it was common sense why he was thanking her. One look at the strong and mighty Beedrill proved what a strong and powerful trainer this young twenty-something year old lady was. She knows her way around a Pokemon battle, that's for sure! Why else would she have allowed the Beedrill to wonder so freely out of its Pokeball, if she wasn't going to interfere with the grey feathered bird?
"I was jus' callin' for help, when you and your Beedrill showed up." He placed the straw end of the brown down on the paved ground beneath them. This wasn't his place or expertise anymore - someone with the skill and knowhow had arrived to take this away from them and do the work for them! He could use a good coffee break - or two - from jabbing at the bird with the handle of his broom. "I'll get out your way, so you can deal with this varment." He backed out of the scene and stood just out of range for Aglaia and the yellow and black striped bug Pokemon.
The Pidove swooshed and dived around frantically in the air. "These weird humans have been jabbing and prodding my nest for a while now! I tried to move them, but that human poked me and knocked my egg out of my talons. I've no where else to go! Can you get him to leave us alone?" It illustrated with a wing, pointing at the troublesome person. "More of them arrive everyday, too. What can I do? I need a quiet, safe place for my babies! Can you help me with that? I-I'll do what I must to defend them!" The small feathered pigeon swooshed through the air as it flew away to a tall, wide oak tree just out of distance. The Pidove landed on the thickest branch and hopped-skipped along the branches to another nest that was badly misshapen. "Can you help me move them here? Or scare off the human? Can you hear me?!" It wasn't sure why it felt like it could trust Wystan, but the Pidove was in desperate need for some help.
A small pink and cream colored kitten hunched down low in the grass. The soft and subtle scent of the bird caught the normal type's nostrils and stirred it from its usual slumber. On the prowl, the Skitty started to carefully climb up the tree towards the Pidove. A soft growl just barely audible escaped its lips - though Wystan and company would have missed it, the Pidove caught on and immediately fluttered over behind Wystan. "That's right!" The pigeon cried out in shock and horror. "This kitten keeps trying to hurt us over there! It stole my egg when it fell out of my talons, after that guy hit me with that weird stick!"
Pidove needs help moving its nest! Will Wystan and Aglaia help move the nest??
A Skitty [Level 9] has appeared! It looks like it has its eye on Pidove stew!
Shiny Check: QJY_30NR1-421-42
Last Edit: Mar 24, 2020 0:40:59 GMT 11 by caramell
Aglaia stared dumbfounded at the man as he told her he thanked her for simply showing up, perhaps he had misunderstood why she was here and that it wasn't just a coincidence. She hadn't heard him call for any help and she shook her head as she turned her attention on trying to figuring out what was going on. When she noticed the nest and pointed it out for the man, she got confused when he didn't react and she discovered he had moved away from her to "get out of her way", leaving the trouble to her all alone. Aglaia exhaled to calm down and control the nagging irritation the man's action woke in her, she didn't like he just expected her to solve all his problems without helping at all himself. She told herself that he might had no idea what to do and that he perhaps had misunderstood her and thought she had agreed to help him simply by showing off, he had thanked her already after all.
Wystan clearly wasn't planning on going anywhere and Aglaia placed the package under one arm as she watched him point urgently at her pokeballs, trying to tell her something, while he still had half his attention on the pidove. "You want help" Aglaia asked and Wystan gave her a relieved smile before he turned his full attention to the bird. Aglaia thought about it, she doubted Wystan would have any trouble against the bird in the battle, not after how swift he had handled the taillow. That meant that it probably was limited what Tondra could do to help, she was a bit unpredictable, it was much more likely that Saury could make a difference and a moment later the ivysaur stood in front of her.
Wystan was pleased he had not only managed to get through to the pidove, but also somehow won its trust. He listened intently but was a bit distracted until he was certain he had gotten Aglaia to understand he wanted help from some of the other pokemon, preferably Saury since he was calm and liked to help. Wystan grimace and glanced at the man with the broom, who stood nearby and looked expectantly. "You see this opening?" He asked the pidove, "I think that it the entrance to his nest, humans like to live in those things," he explained the bird and hoped she understood that it would be hard to chase him away. "I think that he thinks you are too close to his nest as well, and is scared of you, but didn't know that you were trying to move and therefore interfered. I'm sorry it went so wrong but my human will keep him from doing it now," he reassured and quickly added, "I have asked her to let one of my friends come to help us out." He thought it was best to warn it about the arrival of another stranger.
Saury trotted up beside him and Wystan smiled warmly to him. "This is my friend Saury, I'm Wystan by the way, he can both help protect you nest and even carry it safely with..." Wystan began but got interrupted by the pidove's cry of horror and his face darkened when he saw the skitty. "I'll handle it," he said grimly and beat his wings fast to get airborne and intercept the skitty before it reached the nest and the remaining eggs.
He rolled his shoulders and readied himself to give a good jab, but held off for now. "Hello there, could you be so kind to tell me what happened to the egg, you should have taken?" Wystan asked ominously and waited for the skitty's reaction before doing anything else.
Saury watched with a sad look on his face, being a trainer's pokemon meant a lot of battles and little time to chat with other pokemon, but being a wild was clearly not a piece of cake either. He couldn't imagine how it would be to have an egg stolen by another and most likely eaten. "Don't worry, Wystan can handle that thing without any problems," Saury said reassuringly to the pidove and looked at the nest. "Did you want it moved? I can take it down very gentle if you wish and know where you want it put instead," Saury offered, thinking it would be a good idea to start now before anything else came to interfere and threaten the bird and eggs.
Could the shopkeeper have done something about the nest? Likely so. But with his somewhat unexpected strange assumption that Aglaia was there to help, there was not much left for him to do as he went back into the store, leaving it to the woman.
The pidove parent listened to the beedrill, but it was hard to keep its focus on Wystan. It was frantic and worried and infuriated all at the same time, but tried to stay calm. It knew the beedrill and its trainer were only there to help. After trying to calm down, the pidove understood what Wystan said about the human and his “nest”. The motherly bird was happy and felt comfort that the trainer would help stop the evil human from hurting her nest or her babies anymore. With Wystan’s introduction of Saury, came the interruption of the sight of that skitty. All of the calmness the pidove had mustered went away as quickly as it came.
With Wystan heading to help stop the thieving kitten, pidove hoped that he would be able to retrieve her egg back, wherever it had gone. With Saury there to comfort her and help her, she had hope that everything was going to turn out alright for her future babies. “I think we should move my nest,” The Pidove spoke. “I don’t like being attacked by all these people! They are scary and try to take my babies! I have a spot in a big tree over there!” The pidove pointed its wing out to a tree in the distance that it had previously shown Wystan. “I think we would be more safe there.” With all the help of these Pokemon, the mother felt greatly relieved.
Meanwhile, the skitty who had planned to jump into the nest for another egg was intercepted by Wystan. That made it mad. It was playing a game of fetch and hide with the eggs! Why did this beedrill want to intercept with its happily little game! Perhaps it wanted to play the game too? “I hid it in the grass! You’ll have to get through me and find it!” The skitty stuck out its tongue and then went for a playful tackle on Wystan.
Wild Encounter Weather: Clear
LV 09 HP 100% [30/30]
LV 18 HP 92% [52/56]
Wild Skitty [??]: (spd:16) Normal, used Tackle! Wystan [Swarm]: (spd:37) +2 Attack, used Sword Dance! Wystan's attack went up two stages!
Wystan's eyes widened in surprised when the skitty revealed what it had done with the egg, and he broke into a relieved laughter. "Oh, I'm glad to hear that," he said with a warm smile, he had thought that the third egg had been eaten and long gone, now there was a chance. He looked closely at the skitty and thought it didn't know what it was about to start but he couldn't really step back and let it continue and he couldn't risk it leaving and the egg being lost. "I'm sorry, but there will be little playing over this, and I really need to get that egg back," Wystan apologized before he zipped forward and swiped his stingers at the little pink cat. He did his best to keep it back and avoid being too harsh but it had to learn where the line was, and that it had overstepped it way too much. He would also be ready to try catch it, should it drop off the tree.
Saury was thrilled, a bit weird in this situation but he was joyful that he actually got to interact with a fellow pokemon without it being destroyed by a battle. These moments where rare but perhaps we would get more of them now? It seemed like Aglaia had switched around and more often had pokemon out which gave him a chance to be social. He missed Shadow though.
Saury agreed wholeheartedly that the big tree would be safer than the big letters on the wall the nest was laying in now. He extended his long vines and stretched them towards the nest, then halted. "Please guide me, I don't want to risk dropping anything here," he said urgently and would follow its guidance in safely wrapping the nest and getting it safely down. When that had happened he would look eagerly at the pidove. "Now we're ready, lead the way!" He encouraged her, keeping the nest and the remaining eggs as still as possible.
Aglaia stood a bit on her own and felt left out as there was little she could do here. She clamped her hands on the back and reminded herself it was good her pokemon could handle stuff on her own, and that when she got a shop of her own, she would need to delegate the tasks to her employees, just like she was doing here. It didn't stop her from feeling unneeded and she wished there was something she could do to be useful in this situation but she might just get in the way.
It was true, the skitty had stepped much too far over the line, stealing the pidove’s egg for some sort of game. What kind of cruel game is that? Stealing a baby from its mother, while she fears for her baby’s life? Whatever Wystan did in this fight was thoroughly justified, even if the youthful kitten didn’t understand that. The skitty also didn’t understand quite how powerful this bug truly was.
With a swift swipe of a stinger, the skitty was already defeated. Even if Wystan had not intended to do quite that much harm, it quickly lost consciousness after the hit. The only problem was the skitty couldn’t tell Wystan where the egg was. Lucky for him, the grass was relatively short where the skitty had appeared at, and just a moment of searching would reveal to the beedrill that the egg was safe and sound in a close location.
Meanwhile, the pidove began to lead the way for Saury and her nest. “Right this way!” she spoke to the ivysaur. “Thank you so much for your help! I can’t thank you enough!” The pidove flew above Saury on the walk to the tree. She trusted him to keep her eggs safe from falling and safe from any other harm that came their way. She was lucky nice Pokemon had shown up to help her and her eggs.
Wystan put an abrupt halt on the Skitty's game and gained +1 level! He is now level 19.
Even Wystan himself hadn't been aware of how strong he had become, he had been surprised on how easily he had knocked the taillow out of the sky, and even though he had held back the skitty felt limb at his touch. As the cat slumped down the beedrill rushed forward to grab it before it slipped off the branch and would injured itself more on a fall down to the ground. He gently looped it up and resting on his stingers and dryly thought if it was going to be like this from now on, him carrying around fallen enemies and making sure they would be fine from then on. The taillow though had been because he had felt bad, it had been hungry and had had a hard time, while with this skitty he hoped he would be able to get it to understand its wrongdoings. And also where the egg was hidden, that was important to get to know, and actually a bit of a pressing matter as it might get too cold. Wystan didn't know anything about what bird eggs needed to hatch healthy, he usually had stayed far away from their nests and hadn't thought of ever getting close enough to get that knowledge.
Something different in the grass below caught his attention and he slowly soared down and landed beside the missing egg with a relieved sigh. Now just to find a way to get it back to the nest, stingers wasn't the best tool to move things gently around, and they were also occupied by a unconscious skitty.
Saury followed the pidoves guidance and safely lifted the nest from its perch. He lowered it so he had it in front of him, no need to keep it high and risking cracking the egg should he drop it, and carefully followed the pidove to her chosen tree. "My pleasure!" He answered happily as he trotted after her. "Are you taking care of them all by yourself?" he asked after a moment and wondered if that was natural or if something had happened. He would place the nest where the pidove asked him, and doing his best for it to be stable.
Aglaia looked curiously as Saury gently pulled down the nest and followed the bird towards a nearby tree. Well that sorted the problem and the man she had disappeared back into his shop would certainly give her credit for it. She shuffled a bit, uncertain of what to do and glanced and the package she was still carrying, hopefully she wouldn't be too late to deliver it. Aglaia frowned when she saw how Wystan landed in the grass but didn't lay down the skitty but seemed interested in something over there, she walked over to him and looked closer at the cat. It looked cute and petable, she didn't dare touch it though, it was a wild pokemon and she wouldn't be surprised if her hands got met by sharp claws. She still didn't trust pokemon she didn't know, but it was better as long as she had Wystan and Saury around to protect her.
"What is it Wystan? Do you want me to catch it?" Aglaia asked confused and her beedrill looked surprised at her, and then at the skitty before shaking his head. Instead he gestured towards the egg in the grass and Aglaia's eyes widened in shock. "An egg! Whose is it? The skitty or the pidove's?" She asked and Wystan was surprised she couldn't guess it from the colors of it. He buzzed and nodded towards the pidove and Aglaia looked nervously at the egg. "Do you, do you think it will be safe if I take it to the nest?" Aglaia asked nervously and Wystan beamed at her, and confirmed her eagerly. Of course she would be great and could safely carry the egg without it getting damaged! Aglaia hesitated before carefully scooping the egg into her arms, she hoped Wystan was right and that the pidove wouldn't be angry at her for touching the egg, not knowing he hadn't thought of that and had just believed she had worried about the egg's safety.
Wystan would wait at the first tree for the skitty to wake up, and then he'd look at it sternly. "We have found the egg and returned it to its parent, do you know how upsetting that has been? Haven't you ever lost something or someone close to you?" He asked it sadly. "It's alright to tease others, but not by putting kids in danger, the one in the egg could have died," he said quietly.