The Great Escape! (Joe) Jun 23, 2012 1:45:57 GMT 11
Post by Morrigan on Jun 23, 2012 1:45:57 GMT 11
It was almost nice having a fairly satisfactory sleep, it had been a long time since Sharada's head had touched that of a comfortable pillow. The place wasn't anything along the lines of pure luxury but since being slapped into a squad instead of wandering solo, everything had sure been kicked up a notch or several. Her own bed, showers, food, even a relaxing lounge to just kick back in. The only problem being the people, some being more welcoming than others, of which she needed to share this stuff with. Closing her eyes safely during the night was a pain in itself, horrified that an irritable Langley might try suffocating the brunette in her sleep. Luckily she had woken up alive and kicking. Readying herself for another day, Sharada couldnt help but just lay out on top of her covers and think about a certain Doopliss. Knowing that Schnell was merging the Ditto's cells with the Zorua's fur made her feel uneasy. But if she had to pick between saving Doopliss or Schnell from getting kicked down by both Langley and Tyrone, she'd have to begrudgingly say Doopliss. But then came to the part of actually breaking him out of the electrical barred cage and that was why she was merely lounging about in her dorm instead of mingling with anyone. Right now the plan was to get Doopliss out as quickly as possible without them suspecting that it was Sharada herself. If she could complete this undetected, then the brunette could continue with her second and third parts of this dangerous mission; leaking out information on specific missions and also keeping an eye on the movements of Joe's father.
But how exactly was she going to save the blue blob? Schnell was always inside that lab and even if she were able to sneak by him, there would be a high chance another member would catch her. If that was the case, she needed to do it when people weren't around. Again, she could imagine that Schnell was practically permanently glued to his research and if she were to make noise or alert anything, they would be even more suspicious as to why Sharada would be sneaking around a night. With all these scenario's piling up, there was only one other option. She needed to get every single member out of A18SC and secure enough time to steal and get out herself. The idea seemed good in her mind but what would cause everyone to leave? Including Royce. There was absolutely no way she could involve Joe in any of this, just the mere whisper of knowing where the base was would cause him to explode in a fit of rage and charge in. Plus she didn't really know the squad members all that well otherwise perhaps she could tip them off one by one, spreading lies about something occurring outside which would effect each of them personally. But it would waste so much time and they would be completely suspicious of her. There was only one other option, she needed outside help, a lot of it. The thought dumbfounded her for a while, the poor girl not actually used to racking her brain so much.
But suddenly, jolting up from her bed, she got it. Joe's gang! She had returned there recently to do a bit of training but no one was in. Surely if she discussed a plan with the Rocket hating delinquents, they could help her out. It would be the perfect amount of power she would need too, the sheer amount of people equally matching those of this squad. Rolling onto the side of her bed and sitting up, the plan was nothing but perfect or at the moment anyway. She had no other lead or help so she could atleast give it a try. The squad would probably be bemused by Sharada's absence but Porky had said it himself, people still run solo. Remembering back to the Rocket Bulletin board, there were still several missions available in the area of Violet and Cherrygrove city. They would be a perfect amount of time and distance which she could use to cover her absent tracks.
Pulling out her Poketch, she began tapping her fingers away, flicking through her boxes of Pokemon. Sharada needed to get to the warehouse and fast so a bit of leg power was needed. The only thing she really had was Kirin and despite being terrified to the bone with electricity, she had no choice. This was for Doopliss and Kirin was truly a gentle soul, he wouldn't hurt her. Swiftly swapping around her team with a few teleporting and materializing Pokeballs, she now had swapped out her pair of bear cubs for Delphine and Kirin. The two were probably her most powerful Pokemon at the current moment and she desperately needed it incase things turned sour. Slipping into her heels, the brunette had no time to waste. Walking straight out of her sleeping quarters and down the corridor, she wanted to try and avoid speaking to anyone if she could help it. Stepping out into the main hub and scanning her eyes around cautiously, it didn't seem like anyone was lingering inside. Hurriedly moving forward that bit more, she noticed the door to the lounge was swung wide open and the massaging chair was working away. It was more than likely Cletus. Shrugging her shoulders she swiftly moved over to the elevators which took her above ground, leading to the squad's secret entrance. Infact, as it rose, a thought hit her, "Secret entrance... I could use this if they agree to help me."
Appearing within an unused building, Sharada covered up her tracks and exited, inputting a password to lock the door behind her as her face hit the warm, summer air. "Thank goodness.." Her voice muttered wearily, popping up from underground was always a nice feeling. Pulling off a Pokeball from her holster, the brunette tossed it forward, jumping ever so slightly as a powerful neigh rippled out of the Zebstrika's snout. Looking from left to right, he expected to be in a battle but froze as only Sharada stood before him. Blinking, the horse stepped forward, lowering his head slightly as if asking for a pat. He had been cooped up in his ball for a long time, a bit of affection wasn't going to go amiss. Smiling gently, her fear was still apparent as her hand moved forward cautiously, eyes closing tightly as her bare fingertips touched his short hair. Slowly parting one eye as she received no shock, she took a better look at Kirin, noticing his joyed expression. Tilting her head and smiling sweetly, she rubbed his snout gently, "Kirin... It has been a while, hm?" Recieving a neigh in reply, she laughed. "It's not battling what I need you for today, we need to travel somewhere. Quickly." Turning her head, she felt it was best to gather some distance before explaining the situation.
The next few moments were awkward to say the least as she tried to get on top of Kirin's back. A mixture of fear an irritation kicking in as she couldnt get up, the electrical zebra snorted before actually kneeling down and nudging her on top. Gripping tightly onto Kirin's neck, the electrical steed reeled back, neighing before thunderously jolting forward, dashing right through the center of Goldenrod City and out into the expansive wilderness. Leaping over fences and charging through trees, two duo were eventually at a safe enough distance before Sharada nudged her partner, suggesting him to stop. Taking a moment to catch her breath, Sharada remained on his back, "Kirin, we are heading back towards Joe's base. We need to talk to his gang and get them to help out. Without them, we can never save Doopliss!" Even as a young Blitzle, Kirin knew the situation with the shiny Ditto. If anything, it just proved to him how urgent this was. If Ditto had been held captive the entire time of his ownership between both Joe and Sharada then long since evolving, he was in agreement that now was the perfect time to get the poor Pokemon out of there.
Gripping her arms around Kirin's neck once again, Sharada needed to guide her galloping steed straight through the thick shrubbery, she managed to cut straight through to Violet before jumping straight into their forest edges and charging towards the border of Johto and Kanto. The journey was long and probably a little strenuous for Kirin, about half way there the two had come across a small spring, giving the chance for the Zebstrika to have a drink and rest his hooves whilst Sharada stretched her bones and collecting him some long grass to munch on. A good half an hour or so later, the two returned to their feet before taking off once again. It wasn't too long before they came across a familiar area, Kirin's galloping turning down to a mere trot as Sharada used her arms to lift away overgrown branches. This place was so far off the beaten path and that was the first good sign. Ducking down as the two moved through a shrub, their eyes were met with a wondrous sight. "The Warehouse... We made it!" Looking up into the sky, the sun was still beaming cloudless blue oozed like the ocean. Even better, it was still broad daylight. Jumping off the side of her steed, Sharada took off her glasses and released her hair from her ponytail. She was in her grunt uniform but surely if anyone was around, they would recognise it to be Sharada.
Kirin decided to remain out, nudging Sharada to place a comforting hand on his shoulder to support her as they stepped into the rubbled building. It was nerve racking being here once again, let alone feeling guilty enough for asking them to help her out. "H-HELLO?!" She called out, hoping a friendly face would welcome her and Zebstrika.