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Written Story Unova Mature Mon The Aftermath: A Post-Apocalyptic White 2 Storylocke

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The run where Pokémon survive in the destroyed region of Unova. (Q&A Open)

JavierE64

Masks are so 2016!! 31 Minutos FTW!!!
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Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
310
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Jul 1, 2019
Messages
498
Location
Perú
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Grass, Water
Pokédex Entry
The Master of both Light and Darkness; who loves the Violent and Dramatic, and the Fun and Adorable.
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  • #21
Boss, Boss! Thank goodness you are alive, we were so worried about you.

Denise, the leader of a large group of scavengers, finally woke up from her coma. A doctor was on her side, treating all wounds she received during the fight. The fight, the Servine, and all of his ´´friends´´; The Excadrill remembered it, and asked what happened to them.

That guy would´ve ended up as another dead body for aiding them as well, if he didn´t mentioned their prior actions.

Wait, did they really tried to save him rather than leaving? She didn´t truly believe it. But since those Pokémon weren´t leaving anytime soon, they could be perfect for the project we been working on. With an idea in mind, Denisse went to have a word with Sebastian, despite the doctor´s insistance of resting before hand, and her wounds still on recovery.



When the ground type entered to the Group´s dorm, she wasn´t well received: Everyone was angry, and sad for what she had done; Danny was even about to attack her out of pure rage, but the rest managed to calm her before more troubles occurred.

Listen, I´m not here to fight. The Excadrill was pinching the bridge of her nose as she maintained her posture with them. Just to claim the favor.

Penelope then suspiciously asked what was this all about. We are setting up a fighting arena here on the community, but not a lot of people want to participate, thought it was too risky. The group already knew where she was going, and had no choice but to accept.

First match will be tomorrow morning, your Pignite friend will be there as well. Denisse left them alone, they had to settle their strategy for battle.



Trisha and Simon had any fighting experience, and neither does Penelope; That only lefts Vanessa and Rodrick as the only members available, but they would probably need a third member. So then, and out of nowhere, Danny volunteered herself to join in as well.

This single thing just shocked everyone on the room; they even asked her the reasons of this daring behavior.

Patrick, he was like an older brother to us, and we just lost him. So that´s why… The Darumaka was dropping some tears as she kept herself together to finish her speech. THAT´S WHY I WANNA BECOME STRONGER, TO SAVE ALL OF YOU!

This was so heartbreaking; The small fire type was just a small child, and yet she was among their strongest members. Maybe, just maybe, having this small training could be good for her.

With everything ready, the group went to sleep near Sebastian, they would need all their energy for tomorrow.


...​


Good morning everyone, and welcome to the first Arena fight here on Driftveil City! The event took place on the middle point of the street. And to open this newly tradition, we will make two teams fight each other until one of them is down!

On backstage, the three Pokémon prepared for their entrance, while receiving good luck from their friends; the only member not present, was Sebastian, he had to stay in the hospital to recover. Just before the match, Rodrick gave Danny a purple stone that he stole from Castelia.

On the blue corner, we have the bravest group of survivors on this side of Unova. Give it up, for to Vanessa, Rodrick, and Danny!

When the trio came in, they were received with little to no cheers.

And in the red corner, A gang on an important mission. Say hello to Tommy, Peter, and Sid!

After one scavenger rang a small bell, the battle began.

Vanessa and Tommy were the first ones out; having a type disadvantage from the start, The Scolipede had to be replaced by Danny.
The Darumaka was clearly nervous, you can easily see it by body language alone, even the Pignite was doubting if she should fight in the first place.
But all doubts were vanished, as soon as she started to Dig a hole underground; The Fire type apparently learned some new moves in the meantime,, although it wasn´t clear how exactly. She eventually hit Tommy, who received some heavy damage by the attack; and after dodging a Take Down, she managed to defeat the Fire Starter with a single Facade.

Peter was next in line; and despite having Detect and Air Cutter in his arsenal, the Tranquill was no match for Danny´s powerful Fire Punch.

But when Sid appeared, it was time for Vanessa to return to the field; The Simipour didn´t waste time, and shoot hot boiling water out of his tail; The Scolipede was hurt by the Scald move, but she didn´t got burned in the process. She endured the attack as much as possible, until getting close enough to grab the Water type with a Nasty Bug Bite; and after throwing him into the ground, she finish the fight with a final Poison Tail.

With Tommy´s entire team down, the group won the first match of the arena.The rest congratulated everyone with their performance, and Danny in particular was very happy that she managed to beat those guys without losing control. Denisse, however, didn´t say anything, and just left the arena.
But that didn´t stopped the members from celebrating anyways; well, most of them.



Sebastian was still resting on the hospital, and was eventually visited by Penelope.

You know, back at Castelia, I was first shocked that a group of Pokémon would be so close, especially when I spent most of my time working for an asshole like Lawrence. The Petilil had to get this off her chest, but she said all of this with a disappointing tone. I´ll always be with you until my time comes; but if we want this group to survive, we need to set things straight, we need some direction, we need a leader.

Maybe she shouldn´t have said that to Sebastian, the Servine started to shake up, and started to cry, like if he went back from something really painful. The grass type then realized something, even after all that happened, he was still a starter Pokémon. Sebastian knows he should lead the group, but at the same time, he is not sure if he could.

I´m..really sorry for bringing that up. The Petilil stood close to him, reminding him things will be OK. Perhaps it´s better if I take the lead, for now.

Thanks, Penelope. But, what about the Scavengers?

I guess it’s better to stay with them until then, If the others agreed with that, of course.’’


You know, this situation reminds me of the time Patrick and I experienced were on the city of Aspertia.
When Sebastian got control of himself, he remembered some events before he met the group. Some guys there took down one of his friends, and he refused to stay with them, saying that he would rather live on his own before living near the people that killed his friends.

Penelope wasn´t really surprised their history repeated itself, but both Grass types started to wonder:
¿What happened to those guys back in Aspertia, and how are taking care of his own hometown?

Sebastian (Servine) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often
Vanessa (Scolipede) Brave Nature, Likes to fight
Danny (Darumaka) Timid Nature, Likes to Thrash about
Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Simon (Solosis) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.

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JavierE64

Masks are so 2016!! 31 Minutos FTW!!!
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Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
310
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Jul 1, 2019
Messages
498
Location
Perú
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Grass, Water
Pokédex Entry
The Master of both Light and Darkness; who loves the Violent and Dramatic, and the Fun and Adorable.
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  • #22
Here we are, the Twentieth Chapter Of this Run.

To a lot of people, the night can be considered a dream; its dark blue sky, beautiful shining stars, and the constant light of the moon.
But for others, it could be a nightmare; filled with danger, bad memories, and sorrow.

And no one summarize this better than our group of wandering Pokémon; who as time went by, had more and more difficulty sleeping at night, following all the things Sebastian and his friends experienced on the city of Driftveil. The constant fear that something terrible may happen haunts them every single day. The last time the grass type had so many dark thoughts was way back, when his original master died in front of him, and he didn´t know what´s even the point of living. Luckily for all of them, after a couple of weeks in there, no incidents happened.

He also almost fully recovered from his injuries, although he won´t be able to battle anytime soon, and someone still had to take care of him. And to top it off, the scavengers threat them fairly well, despite the all the things that happened.

However, things wasn´t all butterfrees, sunshine and rainbows; they all must fight on the Arena at least once a week, not to mention they must also help on the search of supplies for the entire community; and with Driftveil being the only city in miles, it was quite the difficult task.

And today, it was no different. For this match, they have to fight against a group of survivors who recently arrived to the place. As for usual, Danny, Vanessa and Rodrick will do the fighting; while the rest watch and support them on the backseats. While preparing, Vanessa run into a couple of Pokémon; They were very impressed with the great performance of the last fight, and offered her to learn a new powerful move as a reward, something that the Bug type Pokémon quickly accepted, receiving the Megahorn attack.

After that, the trio arrived at the center of the arena for the fight. They already entered the arena, so an introduction was not really necessary.
As for the opposing team, however, something was really odd about them; they consisted of just 3 normal types: A Stoutland, A Cinccino, and a Watchog.

Vanessa was in charge of battling the Stoutland, she was a kinda intimidated by his rough appearance, but that didn´t stop her from fighting.
On the backseats, Sebastian noticed something very familiar, like he met that guy before, but he wasn´t really sure about it.

The Stoutland wasn´t a pushover, and it was very clear he had a lot of fighting experience, the normal type didn´t hold anything back, but so did Vanessa.
Both sides put up a decent fight with either side showing signs of giving up. The opponent tried to gain an advantage by using his work up move, and that was the moment when Sebastian finally remembered him completely.

But Vanessa eventually managed to injure his opponent with his newly learned Megahorn; The Stoutland had to switch place with the Cinccino to prevent any casualty. The Scolipede, however, didn´t had as much problem taking it down either.

The final opponent was the Watchog, nobody on the group was able to saw the battle for obvious reasons; If Vanessa were with them a little bit longer, she wouldn´t be able to even battle the normal type at all; but she did it, and she won the match.

...​

After the match was over, the normal type trio went to the hospital to deal with their wounds. In there, they encountered with Sebastian and his friends, who immediately asked them who they really are. After a little while, the Stoutland finally agreed into telling his name: It was Lee.

Sebastian, filled with excitement, reveals his identity to him and gave him a warming welcome. Both Pokémon were really happy to known that somebody they knew was alive. But that happiness quickly turned into a mix of anger and worries, as the Servine then asked Lee what happened to his hometown of Aspertia, and Lee realized Patrick wasn´t present.

The Stoutland was the first to ask what happened, Sebastian and the others were reluctant to tell those experiences, but eventually gained the courage to speak. They spent all night hearing their entire adventure, from the encounter with the weirdo Lawrence, to the business with Z, to the recent attack from Denise, all with tears in their faces.

Oh man, that really sucks. I´m really sorry, I shouldn´t have asked.

The Servine said that it was ok, and then asked what about his hometown; Lee didn´t brought good news.

As you already knew; me, my brother, and my friends took great care of your house while you were out. And for a couple of weeks, things were going surprisingly well: We didn´t have problems with either supplies or other survivors, and nobody got killed on our watch.

Lee had to stop for a moment due to the pain that caused telling the story, but he continued anyways.

Sadly, things didn´t go as well for a long time. One day, some weird guys appeared on the place; we had no idea what they want, so we tried to help them. It was a terrible mistake, as those monsters took advantage of it and started attacking the city; What they did was atrocious: they set the houses on fire, stole everything we had, and kill a lot of Pokémon, probably worse. Only me and the two here survived, but my brother, he didn´t made it.

Lee started to cry a lot, even more that the rest and everyone tried to comfort him.


On the other side of the room, Denise was hearing the entire conversation, she knew what they were talking about.
Those naive morons really believed that crap. They don´t even know who they really are, Those normal types may look friendly and stuff , but sooner or later, they will all betray them. The Excadrill was clenching her claws with anger, she was even looking at the White Hat she usually wears with intense hatred. Just remembered what happened to the others, just remember what that fucking Cowboy did to us.

Sebastian (Servine) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often
Vanessa (Scolipede) Brave Nature, Likes to fight
Danny (Darumaka) Timid Nature, Likes to Thrash about
Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Simon (Solosis) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.

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JavierE64

Masks are so 2016!! 31 Minutos FTW!!!
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
310
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
498
Location
Perú
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Grass, Water
Pokédex Entry
The Master of both Light and Darkness; who loves the Violent and Dramatic, and the Fun and Adorable.
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  • #23
Happy Halloween Everybody. And to celebrate, I decided to upload Chapter 21 one day earlier.

More and more weeks had passed since the group of traveling Pokémon reside on the dangerous city of Driftveil.

The traumatic experiences there caused some changes on every single member; with the only exception being a Solosis called Simon, and a Trubbish called Trisha, who just joined recently. These two didn´t had any meaningful moment during the journey, until one day.

As with every single day, the group spent the night on a single small house; it was uncomfortable, and made sleeping a challenge; but considering their circumstances, it was better than nothing. On the morning, they were greeted by a friendly scavenger, who gave them the task of participate in an arena fight with yet another group of survivors that arrived recently. Luckily, this may be this last match, everyone was getting tired of these arena fights.

The group accepted it, and prepared for the fight, but not before doing something first; They all went to a small garden, and began looking on 8 graves, each one representing every brother and sister that lost their live on this journey. The duo was shocked by the fact that there were so many people on the group. Everyone begin to fall into the ground and cry for their fallen comrades; but the one that suffered the most was Sebastian, he really regrets not being able to save their lives, specially the one of his best friend Patrick.

This group suffered a lot of scars on this crazy world, but this is the only one that would never heal, no matter what.


After the burring, the group arrived to the arena for their match; Danny and Vanessa were getting ready, but out of nowhere, Sebastian volunteered to fight, despite that his body wasn´t fully healed yet. Their opponents this time consisted of a Klink, a Magneton and an Elgyem.

Simon and Trisha wanted to see the fight, but they received extra orders by the same scavengers. Their mission begins on the start of Route 06, where they will search for stuff that could be useful for the community. The task went for hours and the only thing they managed to find was a couple of expired medicine and water.

It´s hard to believe we went from Nimbasa to here in short time. Simon started to wonder. After hearing this, Trisha got a little upset. Maybe if those crazy Pokemon didn´t show up, none of this could´ve happened.

But, didn´t they also save our lives?

Yeah, I guess you are right.


The duo then sits near the river to have a more calm conversation. Come to think of it, they did everything they could to help us, and were always nice to us. Then they started to remember all the fights, all the deaths and all the pain that they both experienced since they left their hometown.

We didn´t even thank them. The two immediately fell like they were a heavy burden to the rest, and begin to cry a little.

You always told me I should make people happy. Simon took a look into his Bow tie, the only piece of clothing he managed to take. But, I don´t know how to that anymore.

Me neither Simon, me neither.


Trisha then put his tie, and gave him a big hug. From now on, we will become the best survivors and allies there is.

You know, the first thing you need to do to survive is avoid DISOBEYING orders given to you.


Unknown to them, the same scavenger from before heard the entire conversation from afar. When they stopped talking, he appeared in front of them. The duo apologized for what they did and continued their task; but before they could do anything, a strange light surrounded the scavenger and made him reduce in size. The scavenger was in reality just a small Zorua in disguise. The Duo was astonished by the mere presence of this mythical Pokémon and asked him what did him want.

You know, if you battle me right now, I could easily defeat both of you. How can you help your friends if you can´t even defend yourselves?

The duo realized that, and begged the Zorua for help, which he accepted. And for the next couple of hours, The Solosis and the Trubbish begin to learn to defend themselves and other people with the help of the Tricky Pokemon, the only way they knew how: by beating crazy Audinos trying to hug them into submission.

The training really paid off as both Trisha and Simon begin to feel stronger and also learned new amazing moves.

Unfortunately, the training session had to be suddenly interrupted when Zorua begin to hear strange noises, he went a little bit forward to see what was causing the noise, and couldn´t believe what he saw.

EVERYONE, HIDE QUICKLY, WE HAVE TO GET OUTTA HERE! Yelled the dark type as he transformed back into the scavenger.

The Three Pokemon hide in a huge bush, where they witness the unimaginable: A massive herd of evil Pokemon wearing dark-colored clothing, all heading towards Driftveil.

Trisha remembered those clothes from the guys who tried to invade Nimbasa City.

Who the hell are they? The Zorua had no other option but to tell them the truth: Those guys are the black Mareep of the region of Unova, the pest that kills everything it touches, and the bane of our existence. They are The Infamous Hydra Gang, and they are coming for us.

Sebastian (Servine) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often
Vanessa (Scolipede) Brave Nature, Likes to fight
Danny (Darumaka) Timid Nature, Likes to Thrash about
Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Simon (Solosis) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.

This chapter focuses on Simon and Trisha, two characters who may not had too much screen time since their introduction, but will play some important part in the future. It also marks the debut of one of the most iconic Dark type in all of Unova, who I couldn´t use in the run due to being a gift Pokemon.

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JavierE64

Masks are so 2016!! 31 Minutos FTW!!!
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
310
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
498
Location
Perú
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Grass, Water
Pokédex Entry
The Master of both Light and Darkness; who loves the Violent and Dramatic, and the Fun and Adorable.
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  • #24
Salutations everybody, The Aftermath is back with it´s largest chapter up to this point.

As we may all know, The Hydra is not the friendliest, or the nicest group of Pokemon around the vast region of Unova.
But, oddly enough, there was only one group that didn´t fear them, Sebastian and his friends; Every time single time both side encountered, these scoundrels get ignored and defeated in order to deal with far more dangerous individuals, like Lawrence and Z.

The Gang members weren´t much of a threat to the group, until fateful day.

...​

It all started at the city of Driftveil, the place where they resided for the time being; Denise, the leader of the city, forced them to participate in arena battles to earn their right to stay in there. This was their last match because everyone got tired of seeing them win almost every fight.

As always, Danny and Vanessa were the ones who participated on the duel, But this time Sebastian joins them to test if he had fully recover.
Their opponents this time were a Magneton, a Klink and an Elgyem. When this trio entered the arena, they took an extreme look at everyone on the citadel and how strong they were; Knowing them didn´t stand a change, the opponents decided to throw the towel and give up.

The audience was angry and confused about this sudden decision.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR NO PARTICIPATING IN YOUR REGULAR ACTIVITIES. The Trio was talking in perfect sync with each other. BUT WE´RE AFRAID TO SAY THAT THE ONLY THING THIS FIGHT WILL GET IS LEAVING YOU VULNERABLE TO ANYTHING.

As expected, the crowd refused it and forced them to fight against their will.

WE BARELY HAVE ENOUGH COMBAT EXPERIENCE, AND COULD BE MORE USEFUL TO YOU WITH OUR KNOWLEDGE INSTEAD.

The discussion continued for minutes; Denise tried to stop everyone, but they were all pumped out to listen to reason. The fight was very close to turn into a physical one, when the ground type heard something huge was coming, as well as smelling like something was burning.

Everyone quickly went outside to see what´s going on, only to see the unimaginable: The gym, and all buildings nearby were set on fire, killing all Pokemon nearby. The Magneton and its friends quickly escaped, like they all knew this was coming.

I hope you like our newest piece of art. Said a strange voice, followed by a massive army of Pokemon wearing dark clothing appeared near the fire.

WHO THE HELL ARE YOU ASSHOLES? The Excadrill was furious seeing all these scumbags terrorizing her city.

Oh come on, you don´t know us. A Sneasel stood up in front of everyone. Maybe some of your friends will recognize us.

With that sentence alone; the group of Sebastian, Tommy and even Lee begin to shiver in fear and feel incapable of speaking.

You know what, It doesn´t matter; You will all be dead anyways, when we tear this place apart. The dark type left the city while the rest of the gang begins the attack. And remember, if any of you want to join the winning team, just kill your least important friends.

The citizens of Driftveil were clearly outnumbered by the enemy forces, who easily surrounded them. Options were very limited; join the enemy, or die.

With all the atrocities you had done. Tommy said alongside his friends. We will rather die than joining you.

Almost everyone agreed with the Pignite, and the battle inevitable happened. This was their decision, a terrible decision.


Every single citizen had shown a lot of combat experience in the past, but even they didn´t stood a change against the aggressive enemy, and their uncontrolled mayhem. More buildings were set on fire, several innocent people were killed, and important supplies were stolen.

Angry and fear came in the city with each new body that fell into the ground. Sebastian´s group didn´t want anything to do with this mess; they all tried to escape from the battlefield, with Vanessa being the only one fighting against the Hydra.

Where´s Simon and Trisha? They were all worried about the absence of their friends; Sebastian look everywhere for them, but nothing.
During his search, however, the Servine was attacked by a crazy Pokemon who tried to strangle him.

Everyone tried to save him, but were quickly surrounded by enemies, and had to defend themselves.

The starter Pokemon tried to break free, but was getting closer and closer of losing consciousness.

Don´t worry you miserable creature, me and my friends will take good care of your buddies, good care indeed.

Sebastian was very angry with the foe, and he spit on his face; Now free, The Servine was about to attack with with a Leaf Tornado, when his tail started to glow, and acquire a sharper look. He didn´t care, and set his sight on the enemy, killing him with one clean hit.

Everyone was shocked by Sebastian taking the life of yet another Pokemon; he even asked how he managed to do that.
It only took a moment for Penelope to recognize the move he used: It was Leaf Blade, one of the most powerful Grass type attacks.



The emotion was short lived, as more enemies were coming, and every single member of the group had to defend themselves: Sebastian tried to use the move again, but he didn´t knew how, and continued using his other moves instead; Penelope didn´t fight that much, but she was essential to the battle with her Leech seed and Sleep Powder; Rodrick used his gigantic fangs to bite his opponents alongside his great strength; Vanessa used her poisonous tail and famous Megahorn to tear everyone apart; But the biggest surprise was Danny, who had shown extreme courage by fighting with her Fire Punches.

This time, death was unavoidable, as several Black Hydra members were killed in the process.

Meanwhile, Denise continued defending the city alongside Tommy and Lee; and She wasn´t joking around: the Excadrill fought as aggressive as always, using her deadly claws to kill anyone standing her way.

The allied forces begin to slowly gain the upper hand; And after several hours of intense fighting, the remaining hydra forces had no other choice but to retreat. Tommy and his friends angrily chased them as both sides left the city, while the surviving member regroup at the center to check up casualties.

Denise was the first one to came, followed by Sebastian with the rest of his friends; and eventually, Lee´s group. Everyone had a lot of wounds from the battle, but weren´t that deadly; They were very glad that most of them were OK, although still no idea where Simon and Trisha went.

Unfortunately, only them were the ones that managed to make it out, everyone else was killed during the attack: The houses destroyed, every valuable thing stolen, the bodies of both friends and foes, blood spilled all over the place, and no home to stay.

This was enough to push Denise into her limits, not even the Legendary Pokemon and all of their might managed to cause as much chaos and destruction as the Hydra. She immediately collapsed into the ground and scream with all of her might, while crying a little bit in the process. This process lasted for several minutes, until she saw Sebastian´s face. The Servine´s face was enough to get up and try to kill him with her bare hands.

She blames his arrival for all the bad things that happened to her citizens, but she managed to calm herself before more damaged was made.

A few minutes later, she begins to pack some of the remaining supplies along with her old guitar, everyone questioned about this sudden course of actions.

Those fuckers ruined my home, and killed my group. The Excadrill was making her way towards the path Hydra used to retreat. I´m gonna fin them, and I´m gonna kill them.

This idea was very dangerous, so everyone tried to stop her, but she already made her decision; They barely knew her. and she caused the death of several of his friends; and yet, they all worry about her well-being like she was part of their family. The only one agreeing with Denise was Vanessa, who fully understood her desire to give those scumbags what they really deserve; Coming to the realization they couldn´t alter her decision, so they wish her good luck as she left the city of Driftveil, without looking back at any moment. Lee´s group also left the city, but their intentions were less clear.

Feel free to join me, if you want to.


But the absence of Denise was the least of the problems for our group: another safe haven got destroyed, and now there´s the threat of Hydra members coming to kill them, not to mention dealing with the fact that they killed way more Pokémon that any time before.

They were very short of options of what to do and some members had begun to panic and cry; That´s when Rodrick remembered something: Darwin, the Ducklett from before, I think he said something about some kind of event on the city of, Mistralton. Maybe we could go there and see what happens.

Going to that city would be extremely dangerous, specially if Hydra members were still around.
Penelope had some doubts with this idea. But if we stay here, it will be a matter of time before we ran out of resources or get attacked once again,


After minutes of thinking, the group came up with a decision: They packed the remaining supplies from the city, and set up all they needed to leave the city for good. But before anything else could be done, Trisha and the Zorua finally came out from their hideout and met up with the rest.

After seeing Trisha, Sebastian immediately asked about whom the dark type is and where Simon was. But instead of an answer, the Trubbish prepared an odd introduction: Ladies and Gentlemen, as you may know, my name is Trisha the Trubbish; And today, with the help of our new friend Zorua, We would like to introduce to the new and improved: Simon the Duosion.

Simon then appeared with his trademark clothing, doing his classic tricks. We greatly apologized for not being there during the attack; But for now on, we will reach the moon to help you smile in this new world. All members were very happy to see them alive and well, but were a little bit embarrassed by such over the top presentation.


Now that everyone was there, Sebastian told everyone to come to one special place; That place was the graveyard where their friends were buried, to give some final words of respect before leaving for good.

Patrick, Penny, Lucas, Kenny, Wilson, Yun, Sandra, Darwin, everyone in this room feels truly sorry for what happened to you. You were all wonderful people with different personalities and experiences, that none of us may never experience. Your time with us was very short, but it was one of our best moments of our lives. Although we won´t be able to visit your graves from now on, we will always remember you, until the moment we join you in the other live.

All 8 Pokémon begin to cry a little bit while hearing Sebastian´s words, Danny and the Servine himself in particular.

Pack ALL the things you need, We will be leaving tomorrow morning.

Everyone then set a camp on the least damaged building in the town and sleep in there; But before that, Sebastian stared at Patrick´s grave one last time.

I will keep this group together, just like I promised.

Sebastian (Servine) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often
Vanessa (Scolipede) Brave Nature, Likes to fight
Danny (Darumaka) Timid Nature, Likes to Thrash about
Simon (Duosion) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.
Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.
Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain

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Good Morning to all of you; and here I bring you one interesting chapter of the Aftermath.

After witnessing how yet another Home got destroyed by the hands of The Hydra, our not-so-heroes set their sights on the distant city of Mistralton for a new safe-haven; It will be a difficult journey across the region of Unova, so they had to start as soon as possible.

First, they had to cross the dangers of Route 6, the place where the hydra members arrived to Driftveil in the first place; The 8 Pokémon had to be careful with every single step they made, or something very bad would happen.

It was very early in the morning, but there was no sunlight to be seen; looks like it was about to rain anytime soon. This weather didn´t help change the mood of everyone, they were still depressed for what occurred: No one dared to say even a single word to each other during the trip; It´s not the first time this kind of situation happened before, but still.

The ones who had it harder were Simon and Trisha, who tried to help by training somewhere, but it backfired as they weren´t able to fight for the city.

What do you think we should now boss?

For the moment, it´s better if we just stay close to them.


Halfway across the route, Rodrick begin to notice a strange noise, like someone was calling for help; After a while, the sound increased in Volume, and the Pokemon in need was heading towards the group: It turned out to be a single wounded Karrablast.

The group immediately asked the bug Pokémon what happened. Listen, my name is Kevin and I was just doing my business in here when those guys in dark colored clothes begin killing everyone. The Bug type was shaking in absolute fear. I was lucky enough to escape in one piece, but I fear they might comeback. You don´t seem like them, could you let me join in? I don´t want to be alone.

Some members really wanted to help him, but Penelope denied it; he could lead them to some kind of trap. Vanessa easily knew the fellow bug type wasn´t lying due to her past experiences, and discussed it with Penelope. After a while, Trisha came up with the idea of Simon reading Kevin´s mind to see the thruth; The Duosion quickly obeyed, and realized than the Karrablast was being honest.

Penelope reluctantly apologized to Kevin, and allowed him into the group. Simon was very happy for being helpful, so he jumps around the area; everyone was a little bit embarrassed about seeing this display of joy. This happens way less often than you imagine. Mentions the Trubbish.

Sebastian then asked Kevin what else he knew about The Hydra; but could only say is that they arrived from a cave at the end of the route. With that new info in mind, the group continued their journey, always keeping their guards up for any danger.



They´ve been walking across the Route for what it seems like hours and hours, the sky started to be surrounded by clouds, grey colored clouds. Looks like the weather is gonna get rough, a place to hide was necessary,the group set its sights on a small house near a river. Upon closer look, the building was found in complete ruins; by the looks of it, this was clearly the doing of a bunch of Pokemon. Speaking of, as soon as they finished looking, a herd of thugs appeared to steal their stuff.

The eight members had no problems dealing with them, defeating them in just a couple of minutes. After the foes ran away, however, Danny's body began to glow, and increase up to a massive size. The group couldn´t believe what they see: The little Darumaka finally evolve into the mighty Darmanitan. Everyone was so happy for her finally achieving evolution, and were truly proud of how strong she had become during their journey.

But Danny herself, was just filled with overwhelming fear and nervousness, the fire type had a lot to say to her teammates; but before any word could come out of her mouth, a heavy rain started to pour in, just like they predicted. Having no place nearby, the group had to find a refuge as fast as possible; Kevin then noticed the entrance to a cave, everyone rushed there without second thoughts. The last one to enter was Penelope, who took a small look at a sign next to the entrance, one that said that the name of this cavern: Chargestone Cave.

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Meanwhile, on a different cave; Denise, the former leader of the Driftveil Community, was finding a way to reach the home of The Hydra, to kill all of its members, and make them pay for what they´ve done. As she traverse, the Excadrill witnessed how a group of Axews intimidated a meek-looking Aron.

You can´t be serious you little brat. Said one of the Tusk Pokemon. You really think this amount of berries is enough to let you live for the rest of the month. The Steel type couldn´t do anything, but cover him in fear. We tried to be nice, but you gave us no choice but to do this the Hard Way. Another Axew was heading closer to the Aron, while preparing her Rock Smash attack. But before any of the Dragon types could make another move, one of them got stabbed on the back by Denise, who didn´t want to hear any more of their abusive nonsense.


The rest of the Axews ran away in fear, but the Aron only stood there, looking at the Ground type with Astonishment.

You´re welcome. Said the Excadrill as she continued her exploration of the cave. After exploring the cave for a while longer, she came to the conclusion that the cave was yet another dead end. What an absolute waste of time. With such frustration within, Denise had to come back where she came from.

On her way however, she noticed that someone was following her, and demanded that person to show itself before things get ugly.
To the surprise of nobody, the Pokemon turned out to be the small Aron from earlier. Why the hell are you following me?

Well….. Because…
nervously said the Iron Armor Pokemon. Because I feel safer with you than with those guys.

Really? So fucked up it was that you prefer to go with a stranger?
But Denise knew her trip would be dangerous for him, and she rejected him; But the Aron
then attached to her leg while begging for her protection. The mere sight of the innocent creature crying for his life was enough to break anyone’s heart.

Fine, but if you become an obstacle in my way, you´re on your own.

Thank you, with all of my heart.


She wasn´t very comfortable with that phrase, so she awkwardly begin walking while asking about his name.

Aaron, my name is Aaron.

Meh, at least is better than being called Denisse. Come on, let´s get out of this cave.


The Duo then went towards the entrance of the cave. On the outside however, they were caught in the heavy rain that infested Route 6. If they didn´t find a way to cover themselves, the rain will definitely hurt them. The two steel Pokemon then went into the entrance of the Chargestone Cave.
But what neither knew, that entering this place will bring them to an unexpected reunion.

Sebastian (Servine) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often
Vanessa (Scolipede) Brave Nature, Likes to fight
Danny (Darmanitan) Timid Nature, Likes to Thrash about
Simon (Duosion) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.
Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.
Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent

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I´m, so sorry for this.

Our group of travelers continues their journey to Mistralton City, but when a heavy storm ruined their plans, and had no choice but to enter the bizarre place called Chargestone Cave for protection. It was very late at night, almost everything inside was dark, with the only visible spots were near the bright stones filled with electricity. The group had to get into higher ground in case the rain causes any kind of flood.


All the members took a huge breath of relief; they were finally safe from the rain; However, some Pokémon were still scared, ones more than others. Danny was very afraid of the water because she is a fire type, but managed to stay calm nonetheless.

Sebastian and the rest stared at her a little bit; then, they all smiled. The Darmanitan had changed a lot ever since the group met her in Castelia City; She rarely lost control anymore, and became stronger and stronger with every new experience. But, the most important thing she had done, was being able to evolve, showing how much she has growth despite all the bad things that are happening on this crazy world.



During their walk, they notice that Chargestone Cave was a very beautiful place, as the energy coming from some rocks gives a unique lighting to the place. How such a wonderful things can still exist? Several members started asking themselves that simple question.

Everyone took a small break, and put the bags they were carrying on the floor; Vanessa in particular had a large amount of supplies on her huge back; When Rodrick asked if she needed help, the Scolipede said it´s Ok, she wanted to help out as much as possible after the incident.

You know, some guys told me that you were with a Woobat called Wilson. Vanessa was concerned for how the Raticate was taking his friend´s demise. Why don´t you talk much about him?

You know, we weren´t really that close. Only hanged out together because it was more convenient than living on our own.

I still miss him sometimes though.’’ Replied Rodrick



The group eventually set up a place to spend the night in, and started a camp fire; with all the crazy things that happened to them, they didn´t had enough time to take it easy and sleep without, worrying about a single thing. They were all grateful for that, but it was too soon. The fire attracted the attention of several Wild Pokemon who were ready to battle them and steal their stuff.

The group had a hard time fighting the large amount of Joltics, Boldores and Ferrothorns that made this place their territory. But Danny was incredibly strong, and was capable of taking them down without taking a sweat. The wild Pokemon retreated in fear, saying that next time they will bring backup.

The group was close to celebrating another victory, when they noticed that they were surrounded by a large amount of corpses; Upon closer investigation, they discovered that most of them had third degree burns, and the mark of a giant punch. It was more than clear the one behind this.

She was horrified upon looking at the amount of damage she has done and ran away, trying to escape from her actions; The Darmanitan was in great danger, she could get lost easily, and the cave was still infected with wild Pokemon. Everyone went out to search for the fire type before it is too late.



Danny went to the deepest part of cave, attacking everyone who gets in her way; She eventually stopped near a pair of stairs, and begins to cry deeply.
WHY IS THIS ALWAYS HAPPENING TO ME? WHY, WHY, WHY ? While keeping to beat herself up on her lament, the fire type started to suffer a heavy headache, reminding herself of her past back in the desert; Oddly enough, she actually forgot most of her time there, but one thing she always remembers, was how tough that place was.

The sandstorm, the lack of important resources, the wild Pokémon; the only way to survive, was to murder the opposition, and only take care of your own. Danny´s family followed that rule perfectly; Their ambition however, grew too much: they started to only look out for themselves, leaving the rest behind. It was just a matter of time before they begin to kill each other until only one ramins. The young Darumaka couldn´t do anything but hide while witnessing such a horrible massacre.

Those traumatic experiences made her cry even more, until she also started to remember the things she experienced during her time with the group, and how all of them were actually nice to her. I promised I would become stronger for them, yet I´m still losing control. But not anymore.

With a new determination, the Darmanitan got out of the corner and begin to return with her friends.
There she is, the one who killed all of our friends!
Sadly, as she was getting ready, a lot of wild Pokémon begin to surround her.



DANNY, DANNY, WHERE ARE YOU? The rest of the group was searching for their missing friend; They heard someone screaming, believing it was Danny’s scream, and rushed in to save her. On the way, they noticed even more dead bodies. just like the ones from early.

Upon finally arriving on the scene, they only managed to see one last batch of corpses. Danny, Danny, we know you are here; please, come back to us?

Hehehe. Guys, it is good to see you again
.The Darmanitan appeared behind one of the glowing rocks and begin to laugh; She was all beaten up, and covered her chest with her fist. When getting closer, the laughter slowly became to sadness, she begins collapsing on the floor.

The group rushed in to check what happened, and the results weren´t pretty; when Danny put her hands off her chest, they realized that she was stabbed in the chest with a giant claw; The Darmanitan also showed a dead Sandslash on her back.

Help me...I don´t know….. what to do.


The group could just feel sad and stay near her.

She is not gonna make it. Penelope starter to shed tears. So the best thing we could do, is to alleviate her pain.
The Petilil was the smartest member of the group, and they all agreed with her.

Trisha took Simon and Kevin away from the scene, didn´t need them to see any of this, it would traumatize them even more.

Before they could begin, Sebastian and the rest offered Danny a sincere apology for everything that happened, although it will never be enough.

The Darmanitan however, accepted the apology, and used her last breath.

ThAnK YoU… FoR EvErYtHiNg…. YoU WeRe ThE BeSt… ThInG…In My LiFe… I lOvE YoU.

We all love you too.


Every single member begins to cry in silence, as another beloved member of the group, passed away.

Rest in peace Danny, we will never forget you.

Sebastian (Servine) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often
Vanessa (Scolipede) Brave Nature, Likes to fight
Simon (Duosion) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.
Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.
Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent

This chapter was the toughest one to write, and is definitely my least favorite.
Danny was the unfortunate victim of an unprepared Triple battle, and it was all my fault. She didn´t deserve this.
Her death broke me as much as it did to the group, and it can be seen on the following chapter.
Let just hope she finally found peace wherever she ends up.

RIP Danny The Darmanitan (Lv.16-35)

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This chapter contains some dark content, mostly desires of Suicide; If you do not wanna touch that subject, please don´t read this Chapter.
I´m also probably gonna change the Mature tag on the run just in case.

It has been more than a year, since chaos and destruction hit the once beautiful Region of Unova. This world, damaged beyond repair, can be unforgiving to anyone who dared put its foot on it, no matter who.


Danny, a very young Darmanitan, had recently passed away on the deepest part of Chargestone Cave. Despite her huge strength, the only thing she ever wanted, was to have a happy life without any kind of danger; It´s too bad, that she would only experience this on the other world.

But, She wasn´t alone; over the last couple of months, this small fire type traveled with a large group of Pokemon, who took care of her like a member of their family. But now, this family has to mourn the death of such innocent creature. They worked for hours making the best grave she deserved, even though everyone knew it wasn´t the best one in the world.


During the funeral in her honor, nobody spook a single word, and just started crying in silence, with a lot of anger and regret.


After all was said and done, the group begins to take a very long nap on the cold floor of stone. They hadn´t slept a lot due to the recent events, but it´s not like it was an easy task: the cave was cold, and almost pitch-dark, making it impossible to see anything from miles. Everyone was afraid of what might happened, they all cuddled together; to feel safer, and to feel warmer.

On the next morning, nobody was in the mood for anything, and had no idea what to do next; They just stood around the cave, without even a single word, only moving to eat or sleep. Everyone was so depressed to do anything at all. Simon wanted to cheer them up, but Trisha and the Zorua stopped him, it wasn´t the right time. No matter the experience, the Duosion was still a child, and doens´t fully understood how death works, but was better to not depress him too by telling the truth.


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Days had passed, and the group hadn´t move an inch ever since. But, They couldn´t keep doing this forever: the food will run low eventually, and the group has to explore the cave in search for more, going together in fear of any accident. They´ve searched for hours, and could only find a couple of useless treasures that Rodrick kept in a bag.

During the trip, however, they heard someone else coming towards them, the eight members all hid and waited; Upon looking closer, they all noticed a very familiar image: It was Denise, with an Aron standing next to her. Some members of the group were happy to see her, and greeted both steel types.
As the Excadrill greeted back, she noticed something odd about them, and that´s when she realized someone was missing.

Where´s the small Darumaka?

The jig was up, and the members returned to being depressed and silent once again. That was enough for Denise to understand everything.

Geez, I always knew you were stupid enough to get one of yours killed. Her words were said in a negative tone, she was mad. But that little girl...I don´t know If I should be shocked, or just disappointed.

Those comments were upsetting, but the group was still too sad to respond back.

Look at how miserable you guys are, I could do whatever I want with you right now; How did you even make it this far?


Why?
None of them could a chance if they fight her, all of them knew that, Sebastian knew that; Why are you so cruel with us?

Excuse me? Am I the cruel one? After everything that happened at my city, thanks to your stupid actions!
Denise began to shout. After what those assholes did to my friends! the only family I had on this forsaken land. She then begins to cry a little bit. And for a second I actually believed you were a decent group, But now I must be as dumb as you are for believing that bullshit.


The group really wanted to prove her wrong, but could only watch as she was getting away with Aaron. You couldn´t even save all those friends I killed.

Don´t you DARE insult my friends like that.
That was the last straw; The Servine was pissed off, and attacked the Excadrill with a Leaf Blade.


Sebastian, don´t do this! You don´t stand a chance!


You almost died during our last battle. Denise easily blocked the attack with her claws, and counter back with a Metal Claw on her own. You sure you want to do this again? Sebastian refused to listen, and kept attacking her, with no avail. The others had even less of a chance against her, and just stood there.

The Starter Pokemon just kept attacking her, over, and over, and over again. Denise, meanwhile, continued blocking all of Sebastian´s attack, and hitting him occasionally. The Grass type, however, was too tired and depressed to do any damage to her, and just gave up.

You know what: Go ahead, kill me, I don´t fucking care anymore.

The Excadrill went near him, but only kicked him in the stomach. If you can´t stand the heat, then ALL of you should just give up. All the members took that to heart; The group was too damaged, and their suffering will only continue if they keep on.


We ... already tried that.


Denise was already out of sight, but even she was able to hear that and turn her back. Sebastian was too beat up to talk, so Penelope steeped in.

It was a long time ago; we were stranded in the dessert with no food or water. It was a nightmare, most of us wanted to get out. If it weren´t by Kenny, we might´ve done it.

Only three members knew of that incident. Everyone else was shocked, Vanessa even asked why they weren´t told about this. It was way before the events back in Nimbasa. Rodrick tried to defend both him and the grass types. And we all agreed to never talk about it, but I guess some things cannot be hidden forever. The other members of the group believed in their words, even Simon didn´t need to read their mind to thrust what they were saying; But that didn´t stop them from getting mad about the secret, while the rest feels guilty for lying to them.

This caused an internal conflict within the group, and everyone started arguing with each other.


Interesting, but also unsurprising. Denise kept looking at Sebastian with disgrace, as he was still lying on the floor. Tell me, do you have any other things you wanna say to your dear friends? The Servine could only cry as he watches the people he traveled with for so long, screaming at each other.

EVERYONE, PLEASE…STOP! He yelled at everyone. IF YOU WANT TO SCREAM AT SOMEONE, PLEASE DO IT AT ME, BUT STOP FIGHTING!

And why should they listen to you?

Before I met all of you, before I even met Patrick; I was just a Starter Pokémon who lost his trainer to this mayhem. I didn´t have a family, or any goal, I was literally just waiting to die.
The Servine then stood up, and held nothing back. Until you came, and my life suddenly had meaning again. Thanks to all of you, I had a lot of wonderful moments that were impossible for me alone. I know that we suffered a lot of pain and loss during our trip, but you´re the only thing I have on this chaotic region; and I promised to protect all of you, no matter what.

The entire group, and even Denise, felt sad after hearing his words.

I know this won´t help with the situation, but I just wanted to get this off my chest.



It then just took a few minutes, to open up themselves.

Come to think of it, none of us could´ve survived this long if we went on different ways. Said Penelope and Rodrick

And whatever mess we are in, it´s better to deal with it together. Continued Vanessa

We just want to live and be happy, with our closest of friends. Ended Simon, Trisha, Zorua and Kevin.

With this in mind, the group ultimately decided to stick together, until their time comes.


Thank ... You.


Seeing everyone together filled Sebastian with joy; But as soon as the group hears him, the Servine body begins to cover in a shining light, even brighter than the Blue Stones of the cave, and to increase to a massive size. In a matter of seconds, Sebastian has finally evolved into the beautiful Pokemon known as Serperior; With the exception of the scars from the battle with Denisse, he looked good as new.

All the members congrats him for evolving, and he promised to use this new strength to protect them. Despite the losses they experienced, this group of surviving Pokémon was as close as they ever been. Denise was looking from afar with Aaron, planning to leave; realizing that once again, she was wrong about them.


Denise, wait. Said the group, after offering both the Excadrill and the Aron to join their group as well.

After everything I did and said today, do you really want me to stay with you?

We may have our differences, but at least we know you are on the same side as us. Replied Penelope.

Aaron also wanted Denise to travel with them since they all look friendly and happy; and after being convinced by everyone, Denise decided to accompany the group, until she finds and kills The Hydra.

Don´t interfere with my goals, and we are cool.


As the group walk headed towards the exit of the cave, they all wondered about what to do next.
Sebastian already knew the answer: Life is short, so why not enjoy it to the fullest.

Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often
Vanessa (Scolipede) Brave Nature, Likes to fight
Simon (Duosion) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.
Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.
Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Aron) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.

This was such an intense Chapter to make; I was still heavily affected by Danny´s death, and was acting careless with Sebastian on a battle against an Excadrill trainer, and that inspired most of the events present here.

I´m so happy that my dear Sebastian finally evolved his final evolution, and that even more members join the group. Which leads me to something I wanted to talk about for a while: Denise, is my catch for Chargestone Cave, as a Drilbur of course. I thought that making this Excadrill the same character behind the Gym battle could be very interesting.

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And this marks the end of the first half of the series; starting next week, things are gonna be different for the group, for better and for worst.
I´d like to thank all of you for reading The Aftermath up to this point, this couldn´t been possible without you.

Hope you all enjoy, and I wish the best of evenings.
 
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Greetings, we´re back with Chapter 26 of The Aftermath.

After several days inside Chargestone Cave; the group finally reached the exit, and arrived to the city of Mistralton.

But as expected, the small town was destroyed almost entirely; Back in the good old days, Mistralton was a very small area, with just a couple of houses, and with the Airport being it´s most popular building. But now, the only places that remained were the hangar for the Airport, and the Pokémon Center.
And to top it all off, the heavy rain from before still continues, despite the countless days that passed since it first arrived.

The group checked around for someone still living there, but didn´t found a single soul in the city after minutes of walking. During the search, Sebastian was having difficulty moving around. The Grass Starter just recently evolved into Serperior, so he is not very used to the movement of his snake-like body, especially now that his legs no longer exist.

The first place they tried checking in detail was the hangar; Rodrick tried to find a way in, but every single possible entrance was locked from the inside. Denise got bored of waiting, and knocked the front door. After a while, a Pokemon was approaching the door to respond; By the sound of its movement, and the wings flapping, it was very clear that the stranger was a flying type.

WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT, WE ARE TRYING TO SLEEP IN HERE!

Greetings, we are not here to interrupt any business of yours
. Penelope said politely. But we were brought here by a Ducklett called Darwin, He said there´s something special here.

Darwin? Yeah I remember him. Is he with you?


The group couldn´t tell them about the water type´s death on Driftveil, It could cause them a lot of trouble; Instead, they lied about him having to leave them after telling them about Mistralton.

Ah, ok. That´s ... understandable. The flying type already expected the worst. Unfortunately, we cannot get out of the hangar until the weather is clean.
Can you guys come back later?



But the rain never stopped, and the group had no choice but to retreat into Pokemon Center for shelter. On the way however, some members begin to feel tired, and began sneezing a lot. Kevin was the first one to show signs of sickness, followed by both Zorua, and then Trisha.

That´s when it hit: The weather is causing a cold epidemic across the group; If they didn´t get inside soon, it´s gonna get even worst. The trio didn´t have enough energy to move on their own, so Vanessa had to carry them; at least they all managed to get into the Center before anyone else got sick.

The place was on fair conditions, but the rain did a number on it: the paint on the walls was falling apart, there was a large amount of leaks, every remaining electronic devices short-circuited, and the rooftop could collapse in any moment.

The group scattered around the place to check for anything useful, or to take care of uninvited guests; Places like this were used to attend several trainers and their Pokemon the world over, so there must be some spare beds and emergency supplies. Vanessa put the ill into one of the least mold infected beds, and covered them in some blankets; The bed was a little bit small, so the three members had to cram a little bit for everyone to fit in.

Rodrick and Sebastian searched for medicines, but it looked like it was all taken away a while ago; Everyone, including Denise, started to worry about what they should do; Suffering diseases wasn´t something the group ever dealt during their journey, most ailments they experienced were status effects that could be cured with a berry or two. But, this was different, and didn´t knew how to fix this.



While everyone was freaking out, Penelope begins to gather water on a recipient. As far as I remembered, boiled water usually helps to deal with the flu.
Everyone on the group then asked how she knew how to do that. As I said before, I was one of Lawrence´s assistance. It was part of my job to deal with diseases like that without wasting a lot of resources, or causing any mess to his precious city, knowing how much of a jerk he was.

This was unsurprising, Penelope was always the one who made most of the tough choices and lead the group when things get rough.

So, what do you think we can do to help? Sebastian asked to the fellow grass type. First of all, we need to search for more supplies, What I´m doing is just a short term solution; If we want to cure our friends, we need more medicines, maybe some berries.

Vanessa, Rodrick, and Denise agreed to go outside; while Sebastian, Simon, and Aaron stayed and help taking care of the rest. The little Aron didn´t want to be away from the Excadrill, and tried to follow her, but the Excadrill stopped him. Listen Kiddo, It´s for the best if you stay and don´t get sick.

The trio then went to the outsides, always being careful of the rain. The Aron then looked scarily at Penelope, who just told him to stay close to the group, and be careful. Sebastian, you make sure the water boils while I keep searching; Simon, keep an eye on the patients.



Meanwhile, the scavenging headed out of Mistralton City and towards the seventh route of Unova; The place had a lot of tall grass, and destroyed walkaways. They went to search the houses nearby to see if they have something useful in there; During the trip, Denise and Vanessa begin to talk about things like how Black Hydra was the worst, and how some of their experiences on the outside world were very similar, even Rodrick noticed the small friendship these two started to develop during this trip.

The houses of course were empty, but unlike the rest of the buildings they´ve searched, these ones had writings all over them. The strongest survive, while the weak gets left behind. It was very clear who wrote those things.

While exploring the rest of the route, they came across a strange looking tower; it´s door was locked, and a single Lampent was on guard duty; Rodrick asked him who was he, and what´s his business here.

Salutations strangers. My name is Leonard, and this is the Celestial tower, home of the group known as The Order of The Rain.

Vanessa felt a little bit weird with after hearing him, it was obvious that something odd was going on. There are several ways a group could handle the apocalypse, ones stranger than other, residing in such a creepy graveyard wasn´t helping things either.

So. are you interested in joining our group? We have enough food and shelter for new members of our community.

Tempting, but no.
Denise replied as the trio then left to explore the rest of the route.



At the end, there was an entrance to another cave. However, unlike the one in Chargestone, this one was completely blocked by a large pile of rocks and dead Pokemon. And to make things even worst, some of the fallen turned out to be Ground types. This deeply upset Denise, and made her try to tear the entrance apart with her own claws; but the pile was too deep, and she wasn´t making any kind of progress. The Excadrill was getting angrier and angrier the more she tried to make any kind of process.

Those heartless bastards. I hate them all. Vanessa tried to support her new friend. We all hate them; and all suffered thanks to them. But we will make them pay for what they´ve done soon enough. Denise calmed down, and thanked the Scolipede a little for her support.

Rodrick was there watching how they settled things when he heard someone calling for help.

Hello? The voice sounds like it belonged to a small Deerling. Can anyone help me?

The Raticate greeted the fellow Normal type, and asked her name. My name is Debra. Are you aware of the heavy rain that arrive a couple of days ago?

This question called the attention of Denise and Vanessa, who insisted that she continues. Well, I tried to clean the weather with my Sunny Day Move, but nothing happened; It just keeps on raining, no matter how hard I tried. This was just suspicious; the only way to change the weather like that is with moves, or abilities. But, who would be crazy enough to generate bad weather every single day?

Oh, those are the doings of my superiors. This conversation was heard by the Lampent from before. It´s their attempt to purify this corrupted world by drowning the impure while we stay safe in the tower.

After hearing this, the three Pokemon wanted to attack Leonard and his group, but didn´t knew how many foes were inside. So, they went back to the Center, to tell the rest about the situation, with Debra joining them.



Meanwhile, Sebastian and Penelope kept working hard to take care of the ill, while Simon checks the beds; the poor Duosion was very worried about his friends, especially Trisha and Zorua. Miss. Petilil told me that some of the symptoms might go away after a while, so you should be cured any minute.

The three sick Pokemon tried their best to fight off the cold, and it seems to be enough to rest on the bed. During this time, a lot of things have been made to make the environment safer for the sick ones: The leaks were blocked, the windows were patched, and even got some pillows. However, any useful medicine was nowhere to be found. They all feared if what they did would actually help at all.

But the group wasn´t willing to let go; they all promised that, Sebastian promised that; The Serperior was doing the best he could to take care of them, but he was overlooking something important. When Penelope ran into him, He was very tired and was struggling to move.

Are you okay? looks like you need some rest.

I´m okay, We have to keep taking care of the rest. Don´t worry about me.


When hearing that, the Bulb Pokemon understood what was going on: he was overworking himself, and wasn´t paying attention to his own body.

Listen, you need to take a rest. This will only make things worst for yourself.

Penelope, I´m fine; There´s nothing wrong with me, or my body.

Then, explain the green aura coming out of you.


Sebastian was shocked when he realized that his Overgrow ability was active during the entire conversation. But, that ability only appears when he is too tired, or close to death. The Petilil helped Sebastian reach one of the dorms so he could sleep in one of the beds; but he was too tired, and fell asleep on the floor near the sick Pokémon; and didn´t even bother to get into a comfortable position, or be careful with his scars.

You, are hopeless. After a couple of minutes later, the sick Pokémon finally managed to go to sleep in their bed. Simon slept near Trisha, he didn´t need a pillow due to the substance covering his body. Penelope was the last to rest after making sure everything is OK, resting her head on Sebastian´s torso.



A few moments later, the scavenging group returned to the Pokémon Center, and saw everyone sleeping all together, with the exception of Aaron who was waiting for Denise to arrive. The Three Pokémon didn´t want to interrupt their sleep time, so they just slept as well.

They´ll need it, since there´s still a lot of things to do.

Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often
Vanessa (Scolipede) Brave Nature, Likes to fight

Simon (Duosion) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.
Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.

Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent
Debra (Deerling) Quirky Nature, Highly Curious.

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Aron) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.

The main purpose of This chapter is to explore two ideas and concepts for the Post-Apocalyptic Unova: The group dealing with common deseases such as the cold, and crazy Cults lurking around trying to ´´fix´´ the world.

Debra is obviously my catch for Route 7; But, who is The Lampent supposed to be?

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Some Quick News: Next Week´s Update won´t be the next chapter, but instead a small Holiday Special taking place after Chapter 26.
Futhermore, I´ll also take a small break from updating The Aftermath for the Holiday Season, but the series will comeback around January.

Thanks for the consideration, I hope you enjoyed the Chapter, and I wish you all a wonderful afternoon.
 
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Happy Holidays everybody,

And to celebrate this month of ´´union´´, I made a Short Extra Chapter.

Our group of surviving Pokémon spend last night on the abandon Pokémon Center of Mistralton City; The neverending heavy rain around the city still left them incapable of traveling too far, and the ill are still on the process of recovery. It very tiring to take care of the members, fixing a couple of things with the place, and searching for supplies; And as such, everyone overslept for several hours, until they were all hungry.

The first one to wake up was Simon, a small Duosion, one that could always put a smile, even at the hardest of situations; The first thing he did was to check how his best friend Trisha was doing. The Trubbish was greeted very kindly, The treatment managed to ease the cold she had, but it would take a while until she is completely cured.

The two had a small conversation before the rest woke up; During the talk, they noticed a small Deerling sleeping next to Vanessa and Rodrick. The grass Pokémon wasn´t doing anything, so they just leave it sleeping and moved on. After a while, Trisha remembered something she had to say to Simon.

I´ve been checking out the calendar; And it turns out, today is your birthday.

Oh thank you Trisha, you remembered it. The Duosion was so happy, and hugged her at full strength; The Poison type knew how overly-cheerful the Psychic type was, and returned the hug . They tried to celebrate the event as quietly as possible, to avoid disturbing the others; The two Pokemon had experienced a lot of shocking experiences ever since they left the city of Nimbasa, and it was a refreshing chance of pace to celebrate such nice event.



After a little while, the other members of the group started to woke up from their sleep; Most of them had difficulty even getting up due to them spending several days without a proper rest. Good morning guys. The Zorua greeted the duo, as they happily nodded back while telling about Simon´s birthday. Congratulations little buddy, How many years are you...

As the Dark type was asking, Penelope called in everyone for a meeting in the main hall, to talk about their current situation. Before the gather, some members set up a small campfire, using some stones and pieces of wood they found; And when it finally started, Penelope asked Rodrick how was yesterday´s search. Well, we didn´t found anything useful. This greatly concerned the group, as they were running out of food and supplies.

But, we discovered something very interesting on the way. Vanessa, why don´t you introduce our new friend.

The Scolipede replied by escorting a small Deerling to the center of the room. Debra, can you please tell us your story?

Well, I was just traveling when the bad weather came in. The normal type stuttered a little, she is not used to speaking in front of so many people. I tried to use Sunny Day to turn it back to normal, but it didn´t work, and then…

And then we discovered a couple of pricks living in a tower were the ones behind this mess. Said Denise as she interrupted Debra; It´s clear that the group has to do something about this, but with some members in serious need of health, they had to organize their options.



But before they could reach any conclusion, Sebastian asked if anyone had something else to say. Zorua then mentions that today is Simon´s birthday, and they should all at least celebrate before making any further action. As expected, they were surprised to learn that Simon actually knew his birthday.

Excuse me, but don´t you know your own birthday?

The awkwardness was felt through the air, none of the 9 Pokémon actually knew their own birthdays; They lived on this wild region for so long, that they stopped caring about those kind of things. In fact, most of them didn´t even knew how much time had passed.

Oh, I´m so sorry for bringing that up.

No it´s okay, you didn´t knew about it.
Sebastian explained to poor Simon; The whole conversation caused an uncomfortable silence that lasted for a couple of minutes. The poor Duosion felt a little bit guilty about it. But then , Trisha came up with an idea.

Well, we can still celebrate all those missing birthdays today.

The idea sounded a little bit odd, but the group agreed, since there´s nothing else they could´ve done to make this less awkward than it already was. So, the other Pokémon tried to celebrate their birthday the best way they could; But, nobody really knew how to do it correctly: There´s no Cake, no presents to give, they couldn´t even make any kind of glamorous party.


How about, we just have a wonderful time together.


Hearing such words from the Psychic type, Our group just started to have fun with each other; Some members like Penelope or Rodrick didn´t fully understood the point of this, but didn´t stopped them from hanging out with their closest friends.

The only one who was truly against the idea was Denise, The Excadrill didn´t like the idea of celebrating how long someone is still alive, when they could all die at any moment. The only reason why she hadn´t mention it to the rest is because she recently join them, and their messy history together.

Simon was so happy to see almost every member of the group smiling, that he used his psychic powers to lift some of them into the air, even managed to lift the dark type Zorua using a plank of wood; Most of the Pokémon had a fun time flying in the sky, while others got a ted dizzy floating around.

This is one of the best birthdays I ever had. Thank you, everyone.

This birthday was a very nice experience for our group of Pokémon; one They´ll probably need, considering the things coming up in the future.

Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often
Vanessa (Scolipede) Brave Nature, Likes to fight

Simon (Duosion) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.
Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.

Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent
Debra (Deerling) Quirky Nature, Highly Curious.

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Aron) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.

I always wanted to make a Holiday Special for the Series, it could be an interesting situation; However, the actual game doens´t celebrate any holiday, so I just settled on the closest thing, The Birthdays. This was such a soft and warming chapter to write with me and my Pokemon, right before getting back on surviving shenanigans.

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And now for a bit of Sad news, The Aftermath will now go on a temporal Hiatus until January, where we´ll comeback with Chapter 27.
Thanks for the understanding, I hope you liked the Special, And I wish you a great time with your beloved ones.
 
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Happy 2020 to everyone!

And as a way to start the brand new Decade, The Aftermath is back with Chapter 27.

The Celestial Tower: A tall tower with a large bell, whose tones are said to purify Spirits.

In the past, this place was used as a resting place for the deceased ; But now, It only brings death to those who passed by. This once honorable place is now the house of the Order of the Rain, a small cult of Pokemon with the crazy desire to get rid of the impure via endless rain. At least, that´s what the Lampent called Leonard is claiming. In reality, this heavy rain caused nothing more than trouble to those poor creatures, trying to survive in this already crazy world; And no one exemplifies this better than our group of survivors, as they suffered a lot because of the weather.

In order to stop this nonsense once and for all, some members are heading towards the tower, and deal with the ones responsible. Sebastian, Simon, Vanessa, Denise, and Debra; They were the only ones who could go. The others were sick or had to stay on the local Center to aid with the recovery.


The Five Pokémon had a difficult time walking on Route 7 thanks to the rain; there´s water everywhere, the road became a large path of Mud, and anyone could catch a Cold the longer they stay outside. At least they managed to reach the tower before that happened.

Greetings fellow travelers. Leonard was still guarding the entrance. Did you guys finally came into your senses?

Yeah, We are all here to fight you.
Denise forced her way into the entrance; Despite the bad state of the door, The Excadrill struggle a little bit open it.
The Lampent wasn´t font of them entering into the tower without permission, and tried to stop them; but he was interrupted by Simon, who tried to make a conversation with him.

With all the events around, Vanessa just look how things are turning out, and began thinking a little bit about how she ended up here in the first place; her odd desire for making things right. Her thoughts, however, were interrupted when Denise managed to open the door.

Listen you plebeians, you can´t enter our sacred temple without proper invitation. Leonard was still trying to stop the group, but they entered anyway. The Lampent was more of an annoyance than a threat, ignoring him was the most logical option.


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Upon entering the tower, the five Pokemon quickly noticed that the first floor was full of damaged graves, a complete disrespect to all the fallen individuals honored there. FELLOW BRETHREN, THERE´S SOME UNWORTHY INVADERS ON THE TOWER! The Lamp Pokemon was yelling, as a small army came out of some stairs to deal with the group. This kind of event was already anticipated,and the five prepared for battle: Seems like the cult didn´t consist of many recruits, as Sebastian and company didn´t had difficulties taking them out, as they reach into the stairways.


By the time they get into second floor, the group noticed this problem wouldn´t be solve by just battling; Denise grabbed one of the defeated foes, and asked him where are the ones behind the bad weather. It was all fault of the leaders, who are operating on the top floor of the Tower.

But, while heading to the third floor, Vanessa noticed that there are a lot of defeated foes, and wondered what they should do with them.

They are not a threat to us. Sebastian Responded. let´s just leave them there.

That phrase resonated with the Scolipede, who then started remembering about all those dead Pokemon she encountered, before and after meeting the group back on Nimbasa City. She knew that this world is harsh. But, it is really necessary for Pokémon to die for other people´s benefit, or for their own sick amusement?

However, she was completely distracted by her thoughts, and wasn´t aware that a Pokemon was going to attack. Luckily, Simon managed to it take down before Vanessa could be harm. During the battle, the Duosion´s body started to change, as it was covered once again in a bright light. The adorable fella, has finally evolve into his final Stage: Reuniclus.

One of the biggest surprises for Simon upon the transformation, was that he actually grew some large arms. The Psychic was so happy that he is finally capable of making contact, that he did the first things he always wanted to do: Fix his bow tie by himself, and hug the other four members with all his might. Sebastian really appreciated the hug, Debra and Vanessa didn´t saw it coming, and Denise only allowed it because she knew how cheerful he is.

Meanwhile, Leonard was checking how his partners are, and see if they were ok. He then followed the group to talk about all the mess they´ve made.


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The five Pokémon eventually arrived at the top of the tower, where a huge rusty bell was laying. The rain was still going, and the only Pokemon there were an Espeon, and an Umbreon; both sitting at the edge, looking at the Route with an intense glare.

HEY! Denise asked at the two Eeveelutions. Are you the ones behind this mess?

Yeah.
Said the Espeon with a grin on his face. We are the leaders of this wonderful family. While he was still talking, the rain started to fade, until the Umbreon used his Rain Dance to keep it going. Suddenly, the Excadrill started attacking the duo with her Metal Claws but they both managed to dodge it. Sebastian assisted his ground type companion with his Leaf Blade, but the targets were still evading their moves.

At one moment, both the Espeon and Umbreon got hit, and healed off their wounds with Morning Sun and Moonlight respectively.

Why are you doing this? Asked Debra. Don´t you see you’re hurting us, and many other Pokemon, with this Rain.

Well, it´s very simple
. replied the Dark Type. It´s because we need to eliminate all the bad individuals, and spare the good ones.

That statement didn´t go well with Vanessa, who immediately asked the duo for their definition of good and bad.

Isn´t it obvious? The bad Pokemon are the ones who commit bad actions, and/or had bad looks or personality. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, a group of scoundrels calling themselves The Hydra caused havoc around the area, as we watch in secret. People like them truly deserve to die.

And the good ones are who refuse to commit any bad actions, and sacrifice everything to stop the bad guys. In order words, because of our plan to purge this world of evil; our group, and our followers, are the nice guys, because we want to eliminate evildoers and scumbags, like you.


Their point of view was clearly very black and white, and completely distorted by those traumatic experiences. Vanessa was having a headache with all of those statements. The Scolipede knew their point of view was flawed, as she recalls all her experiences with the group. Sebastian and his friends did a lot of bad things on their adventures, but it was in order to survive, and never with ill intents. She knew they were good people, who were unlucky enough to live in a bad world. If the circumstances were different, all of her new friends’ could´ve done things differently.

Espeon got tired of this insolence, and started attacking Vanessa with his psychic attacks. But the Scolipede just dodge them, and headed towards him, and the Umbreon. I don´t agree with your opinion at all. The Megapede Pokemon was walking very slowly. You see, you can´t just judge people by how they look, or the things they did. The other members were astonished to hear their partner being so vocal about her ideals.

For instance, you two may belief to act like good Pokemon. But in reality, you both are the most repulsive individuals I ever had the disgrace of meeting.

As she continues walking, the Scolipede started setting up her Megahorn, while making a small smile. And as you said, people like you deserve to be punished. The two Pokemon got scared of the Poison type and tried to run away, but got surrounded by the five Pokémon, and cornered into an edge.

The Espeon and Umbreon didn´t knew what to do; Until, out of nowhere, they both slipped out of the edge, and fell off the tower. The rain made the old construction very wet and slippery, making it very hard to get a hold on. It was a quick fall; by the time the two Pokemon noticed what was going on, they already plummeted into their deaths.

The five members just stared at the edge, barely shedding a tear. Debra, Can you please use your Sunny Day now?

The Deerling obeyed Vanessa´s orders, and used the move; in a matter of seconds, the sun started to shine, and the clouds begin to fade away.
The Heavy Rain has finally lifted. Vanessa didn´t want to be there anymore, so she headed towards the exit.

I´ll do whatever it takes to make things right for everyone, Even if it means doing things I´m not proud of.


A couple of minutes had passed, the group was about to leave the tower, when Simon noticed the huge bell; An old sign indicates that this Bell can be ring in remembrance of lost Pokemon. The five already knew what to do; it was Sebastian, who had to honor their fallen comrades.
While hearing the melody of the bell, the Serperior started remembering all those wonderful people who lost their lives during this mess.

Patrick, Danny. Everyone; I hope you all rest in peace, wherever you are.

The Grass Starter cried a little bit, Simon and Debra stayed near him to comfort him, until he was capable of moving on. They eventually left Celestial Tower, and headed towards the Pokemon Center to see how their friends are doing, the clean weather should be noticeable by now.


Meanwhile, Leonard also exited the place, to the shock of discovering the bodies of both his leaders. The Lampent got filled with anger, frustration, and a burning desire for revenge on the group for this, even though they weren´t the ones responsible for the deaths.

The group just got rid of one huge problem, but there´s a hundred more to deal with.

Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often
Vanessa (Scolipede) Brave Nature, Likes to fight

Simon (Reuniclus) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.
Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.

Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent
Debra (Deerling) Quirky Nature, Highly Curious.

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Aron) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.
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Leonard (Lampent) Bashful Nature, Likes to Trash About.

Well, with this we conclude the Rain-Saga. There´s a lot of things to mention, specially about today´s Chapter, so let´s put them in order.

The main inspiration for the whole Heavy Rain was because it was raining uncontrollably during my Game play: From Driftveil City, all the way to Celestial Tower (Even when I made a short visit to Virbank). I thought it might be interesting to write the Group fight against the Natural disaster, and all the struggle it might occur.

This chapter is probably one of my favorite when it comes to character moments, I was more than excited to explore Vanessa´s point of view about the massive Grey Area that is trying to survive in an cruel and unfair world.

And finally, Leonard is obviously my catch from Celestial Tower, as a Litwick of course. He won´t be joining the group for the moment, but I do have something special planned for this character.

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The series will Return to the Regular Friday Schedule Next Week, So Stay Tuned.

Thanks as always for reading, and I´ll see you Next Time.
 
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Salutations, and we´re fully back on the Friday Schedule with Chapter 28.

On the damaged hospital Center in Mistralton City, we witness as the small group was resting in peace. After dealing with those problematic Pokémon on Celestial tower, these individuals managed to get rid of the Heavy Rain that has been tormenting them for days.

When the sun began to rise, Sebastian was the first on to woke up. Filled with curiosity, the grass Pokemon checked on the rest of his friends. On one of the beds, he saw how the ill were resting comfortably on a bed. With the weather clean and some treatment, they were almost cured of their sickness, almost. The Serperior also noticed a small Deerling sleeping on the side of the bed. She was the one that helped with the weather, and later decided to join the group. The Starter couldn´t help but to smile at how peaceful his friends were at that moment.

It’s nice to see moments like this, after all the bad things that happened during their adventures.


However, this moment was short lived: When the rest of the members woke up, they begin to discuss the two main problems they have to deal with.

We officially ran out of supplies, of any kind. Addressed Penelope
And during our recent expeditions, I discovered that we just reach another dead end. Followed up Denise.

The group had to do something quick, or they will all starve to death; The Eleven Pokemon began to think about a way to deal with this.

I guess, we can just have to go back where we came from. Vanessa suggested , with a bit of annoyance.

She wasn´t the only one who didn´t agree with the idea, the rest of the group also showed their frustration of having to go back after the days that it took to get where they were. And who could blame them, the poor creatures suffered a lot during their travels, But was either that or stay there.

So, they prepared themselves to leave the Center as soon as possible. But before they exit the place, they all remembered about the other Pokemon who lived at the airport, and decided to pay them a visit before leaving. Meanwhile, a small Lampent was spying on the group from a distance; This Pokemon wants to make them pay for what they did on Celestial Towel. So, he begins to follow them from a distance, until the right opportunity to attack arrives.


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Our group stood in front of the hangar, where they knocked the door once again to see if someone was there. And after multiple tries, nobody responded. Everyone just left. Where do you think those Pokemon are right now?

Definitely searching for food.
Rodrick responded. They were trapped there for days.

During this moment, Denise started wondering how they heard of this place, in which Sebastian answered that a Little Ducklett told them about it.
When he said that, the Excadrill remembered how she killed that little bird during their fight, one of the many casualties of that conflict.

Well, that´s ... unfortunate.

With no other reason to stay in there, our group headed towards Chargestone Cave yet again. But while they were entering the cave, two Flying types arrived at the hangar. These were a Skarmory and a Swoobat, and both took noticed at the massive number of people.

Damn; if we just left a little bit later, we would´ve hunted them easily.

This group is large enough to provide food for all of us. You keep an eye on them while I gather the rest. This is could be our biggest chance.


The Flying duo then flew on their separate ways, and set their plan in motion.



Back at the cave, our group noticed that this trip back was easier than their previous one; this was due to some new shortcuts, and less foes around.

Despite that however, the trip across the cave was a tough one, due to the emotional baggage; In fact, at one point, they ran into the place where their old friend Danny was buried. Some members of the group stood still for a moment and almost burst into tears, but Vanessa gave them a little bit of comfort; They couldn´t waste time on things like that, and could mourn for the fallen another time.

Debra, however, decided to put a flower she had on top of the grave, feeling bad for the Darmanitan, despite never knowing her in person.



On Route 6, the group ran into 2 paths: One that leads to Driftveil City, and the other into Mistralton Cave. Penelope asked Denise if she knew about the cave, only for her to respond saying that is just another dead end. Aaron heard the conversation and begins to panic, remembering the abuse he suffered on the cave. With that information in mind, the group headed towards Driftveil.

During the walk, a Zorua noticed that one of his friends, Kevin, wasn´t feeling right. He went a little bit closer to him to ask if everything was Ok, but the Karrablast ignored him and kept walking. The Bug type was even spewing acid from his mouth.

Kevin, Are you sure you´re Ok? Has this something to do with your cold?

Not exactly, This normally happens when I feel in danger.

What do you mean Kevin?

I mean… It´s just that I don´t feel very safe right now.
The Bug type was shaking out of pure fear, and had a hard time speaking. Last time we got into that cave, we were constantly attacked by Wild Pokemon. And now, nobody is trying to kill us. I´m just afraid that they are just waiting to attack.

Upon hearing this, the Zorua gave Kevin a pat on the back. It´ s Ok if you feel that way; to be honest, I´m kind of scared too. But keep in mind, we have a lot of strong allies that can defeat any threat, I even trained two of them. So, don´t worry about it. With that said, the two continued their walk. But what they didn´t knew, is that Kevin was completely right; both Leonard and the Skarmory were stalking them, with neither being aware of each other´s presence.


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Minutes later, the group returned to Driftveil: The place hasn´t changed a lot since the attack by The Hydra, it was still as destroyed as when they left. They took all the remaining supplies before they left, so it was kinda pointless to search. Denise insisted to leave, there´s nothing there, until she remembered a place that might be useful, and was forced to guide the group towards it.

Excuse me for a moment. Said Sebastian, I need to do something first.

This didn´t sound right, so Penelope and Rodrick accompany him just to make sure he didn´t do anything stupid; The Serperior was heading towards the place where his other friends were buried; and, when he looks at Patrick´s grave, he begins to cry a little bit. The other two look at how he just stays there while talking about his adventures, he also explained his concern of keeping the group alive and the difficulties they have as of now.

It was better to give him some time alone so he can put himself in order; they knew him enough to believe that he could do that without their help... The Raticate then stared for a moment at the grave of his friend Wilson, before he and Penelope leave the place.



Back with Denise, she showed the group a small broken storage facility. Like everything on the city; it was destroyed, but it didn´t look like it was caused by a Pokemon. Vanessa demanded an explanation.

*Sigh*…how do I start? Denise said with a sad tone. This place used to be a Compound called Cold Storage. Or at least it was before the Chief of the city ordered to demolish it.

Why would he destroy such a nice compound Miss Denise?
Little Aron got curious at the odd situation. He needed the terrain to build some sort of building that he claimed could benefit the City in a big way; even though thousands of Pokemon lost their home, including me.

As the Excadrill continue her speech, her tone was getting more and more aggressive. And despite that, everybody approved the construction. We couldn´t even speak out our opinions. And yet, we never knew what it looked like, because this whole mess started before they the project was finished.

We counted on them to protect our rights, and yet they prioritize their stupid desires, just like those Hydra pricks.


Vanessa and the rest of the group felt sorry about her, as the things she said could explain a lot. The Scolipede even tried to comfort her, but the Excadrill backed off. And just to be clear, I don´t consider you nothing more than temporally allies, and I cannot care any less of what happens to you.’’

The Ground Pokémon then calmed down, and prepared herself to leave the City.

Now hurry up, we don´t have much time remaining.


As expected, there was nothing important in there, so the group prepared to leave the city and headed towards the Drawbridge. At the top of the destroyed gym, the Skarmory spied on our group, until a Swanna arrived near her.

Swoobat is gathering our forces, what do you know about these Individuals?

We have eleven Pokemon to hunt.
Said the Steel Type. And by the looks of it, they are also looking for something to eat.

Well, once we regroup, we will set up an ambush and….wait a minute, who is that? The Swanna noticed Leonard following the group from a distance.

Oh, my mistake. Commented the Skarmory. Twelve targets



The group tried to cross the Bridge, but had to be very careful as they didn´t knew if the construction could keep itself together at any minute.

Stay alert everyone. Shouted Sebastian. We don´t know if there are any enemies on the other side of the bridge.

Every member of the group had to watch every step they made if they didn´t want to fell. On the back, Debra almost spotted Leonard, but the Lampent managed to hide under the bridge before they recognized him. He was scarred, they almost discovered his plans, but couldn´t let that impede his mission. He waited a while before following them again; during that time, he took a look at the river, where he noticed a Golden Mask stuck on some rocks. The ghost Pokemon wondered how it got there in the first place.


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At route 5, our group of Survivors managed to set their sights on the burned city of Nimbasa. And by the looks of it, It appears that nobody tried to repair it after the incident. Most members of the group showed some familiarity, which caused Debra to ask Vanessa what happened there; The Scolipede responded that they tried to do right thing there, but it only ended up making things worse, Denise laughs a little after hearing that response.

As they all reenter, Simon and Trisha begin to talk with each other while looking at their old hometown.

You know, is surprising to see how much we grew up since we left this place. Said Trisha
Yeah boss, I even managed to evolve twice; I never imagined doing that while performing. Complimented Simon.



When the group reached Nimbasa City, they were once again confronted with two paths, one that leads to the dessert, and one to yet another dead end.

We almost died in the dessert, there´s no chance we make it out a second time. Said Penelope. Not to mention that we did the things that we promised to Never talk about. The Petilil was staring at Sebastian.

Maybe there´s some food left at The Lostlorn Forest. Vanessa stated. There were running out of options, so they headed to the place immediately.

However, the conversation was heard by the Skarmory. That´s a good idea. We will ambush them at the forest. She also look a second look at Leonard.
And I know who will be my first meal.



During their walk on Route 16, the hunger finally catches on with the group; they all begin to feel tired and had difficulties walking. If they didn´t eat something soon, they will all starve.

On Lostlorn forest, our group stayed in very close and tried to find any kind of food. Vanessa even looks at it for a very long time, reminding her of the events that happened ever since she arrived there. But, while she was looking at the leaves, she sensed that something was coming towards them. It was moving fast, and in huge number.

EVERYBODY ON THE GROUND NOW! The group barely dodged the attack of several Flying type Pokémon. In a matter of seconds, they were surrounded by a massive number of foes.

Greetings everyone. Said a voice coming out of the skies. I´m Swanna, and we are here to hunt you down.

It was an ambush, and they all took the bait.

Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often
Vanessa (Scolipede) Brave Nature, Likes to fight

Simon (Reuniclus) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.
Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.

Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent
Debra (Deerling) Quirky Nature, Highly Curious.

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Aron) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.
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Leonard (Lampent) Bashful Nature, Likes to Trash About.

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Last time we saw our group of survivors, there were looking for food and supplies.
These searches lead them to Lostlorn Forest, where a Flock of Flying type Pokemon ambushed them.

These fiendish foes surrounded the group and left them, with no way of escaping from their vicious attack. A total of ten enemies were on sight; But unlike previous foes, they mostly consist of Fully-Evolved Pokémon, with a couple of exceptions. And to make things even worst, almost half of the group had a weakness against the Flying type. If they make one wrong move, someone might get killed


It was clear they didn´t stand a chance, so they tried to negotiate with them. But before any words were said, The Swanna sent her partners to attack while she, the Swoobat and the Skarmory stand there and watch them fight. Sebastian, Denise, Simon and Vanessa had to get ready for defend the other members, these four were the only hope to survive this encounter.

Seeing they weren´t going out without a fight, The Swanna ordered her partners to hold them in with their Psychic abilities, as Skarmory left the place for something: Our group fell victim to their effect and were incapable of fighting the power of Three Swoobats and a Sigilyph.


Far away from the conflict, Leonard continued stalking the group; But after seeing the fight, the Lampent realized he could be in danger and ran away. But before he could escape, he was intercepted by the Skarmory.

Hey there sunshine. Do you really think we didn´t spot you stalking those pricks? You are a freaking lamp for Pete’s sake.

Leonard knew this was a battle he couldn´t win, and continued with his escape.

Go ahead weakling. The Steel type then chased him. You will only make it more fun for me.


Back on the fight, our group was being crushed by the psychic powers of their opponents. The only one unaffected was the Dark Type Zorua, who used it to his advantage and used his Faint Attack. Even though it didn´t hit any Pokemon, he managed to interrupt their attack and free his friends. Vanessa and Denise then countered back with Megahorn and Rock Slide; Their combined strengths keep the Psychic types at bay, unable to use their powers again.

Annoyed by this, the Swanna ordered the rest of her group to murder the remaining members. This time Simon had to defend the rest of his friends from two Unfezants; This was the real fight the Reuniclus truly had, he had to be really careful. Meanwhile, Sebastian had to fight an Archen and a Ducklett.; Who, despite being non-fully evolved Pokemon; they were still deadly opponents due to their better health condition.


Back in with Leonard, he was still trying to escape from the clutches of the Skarmory; with the Latter chasing him very slowly, and with a grin on her face. The Lampent was cornered, and was forced to use his Flame Burst attack, and hope for the best. This move caused quite the damage to the Steel Type, but this also made her angrier.

You know what, screw this little game. Now you´re gonna fucking pay for this.


Denise and Vanessa managed to beat the Sigilyph and two of the Swoobats with their combined effort, and they were getting ready to take down the remaining one. But the last Swoobat remaining started to notice something: Sebastian and Simon were busy fighting, while the rest of the group is hiding from the attack. She then telepathically told the rest of the foes about this, and began to set their plan with an evil laugh on her face.

Vanessa didn´t trust her face and took a look at the rest of the group. The Swanna got tired of watching, and engaged Simon in combat, while the Two Unfezants attack the rest. Penelope and the rest tried to escape, but were once again trapped by the Swoobat. Denise got angry by the use of such low-key tactics, and tried to attack the Psychic Pokemon; but the hunger begin to catch up, making even moving a finger a difficult task.


Vanessa then ran into where the others are to save them; The Scolipede managed to knock one of the Flying types down with her Poison Tail; but the other one flew away, and threw a powerful Air Slash at the incapacitated members. The Bug type reacted fast, and managed to shield the others.

The move, however, was a Critical hit. The pain was too much for her to handle, she couldn´t help but to scream at the top of lungs.

These pleas for help were heard by Denise. The Excadrill was furious, and went berserk; this was enough to overcome the hunger, and use her claws to launch as many stone boulders as possible. Withing seconds, The last remaining Swoobat was crushed by a massive Rock Slide.

With the Psychic type down, the rest of the group got free.

Guys, please make sure Vanessa´s alright. Sebastian was holding off the Unfezant. I´ll make sure this one doesn´t go near you.
Penelope and the rest took a look at the Scolipede´s wounds, and they don´t look good.


But the fight wasn´t over yet, the Swanna is still attacking Simon. The Reuniclus was the only one who could battle her without having to worry about type weaknesses. She tried to finish him off with a couple of Bubblebeams, but he managed to block them with the blob surrounding his body and counter-attack with his Psychic attack. Both combatants seemed to be tired, but the Swanna managed to heal herself using Roost.

Realizing of this, Simon fixed his Bow Tie and prepared to make his next move.

Dear Swanna. His hands were waving around, like he was doing a Magic trick. Watch as I send you an attack into the Future.

And like that, the Reuniclus set his Future Sight into the sky. The Swanna stared in confusion, and then threw him an Air Slash while he threw another Psychic back at her. The flying type attack managed to have weaken Simon a little bit, so she then decided to attack the rest of the group, as they were taking care of their friend. Luckily, the Future Sight arrived just in time to knock her out before any more damage could be done.


And with the last Unfezant defeated, so everyone gathered near Vanessa to see how she was.
The attack made severe wounds on her chest. Said Penelope. There´s no way she´s gonna survive.

The group was very sad about losing yet another close friends. Some even begin to cry already, even Denise. That´s when Simon gathered everyone, and they all gave the Scolipede one final hug.

Thanks…for everything. You´ll always be a hero in our hearts.

This act of kindness was enough to Convince Vanessa, that there is still hope for this messed up world.
Thank…you….too. Those were her last words before she passed away.


While the group mourns their deceased friend, Leonard and the Skarmory continued the battle on the deepest part of the forest. The Lampent got brutally attacked by her steel wings, and was about to pass out near the tree. The Steel Type, who had several burns all over her body, got closer to him to deal the finishing blow. But before she could do that, Leonard used one final Flame Burst before he fainted.

The attacked missed the Skarmory, but it did hit several trees, and set them on fire.

Back on our group, Denise gathered all the Flying Pokémon in one place and waited until they all wake up. When the Swanna regained consciousness, she and her group were surrounded by Sebastian´s. And by the looks of it, they weren´t in a good mood.

Now tell you little birds. Said Denise with a menacing tone, Better tell me a damn good reason of why we shouldn´t just kill you right now.

The Flock was in serious trouble for what they´ve done, and needed to do something fast. That´s when one of them noticed that fire that was quickly expanding into the forest, and told everyone else about it. The Swanna then come up with an idea, and ordered all her troops to carry all of the members of Sebastian´s group. The only thing left behind was Vanessa´s body, because of the little time they had.

What do you think you are doing? Sebastian asked, as he was confused about their actions.

We are saving your lives.

Both of the groups made a temporal truce, and flew away from the forest before they get caught on by the fire. The Skarmory saw how her group was leaving her behind; so she grabbed Leonard´s unconscious body with her teeth, and flew towards them.



Everyone flew away from the forest into an unknown location. Some members could see from afar how the Lostlorn Forest and everything on it was slowly devoured by the Flames. During the flight, Penelope started to notice that the flying Pokémon are not taking them back from where they came from; instead, it looks like they were heading near a mountain.

Uhh…Where are you taking us?

To your deaths!
Answered the Swanna before telling her partners to throw everyone into the sky. The ten Pokémon would touch the ground at any second. Seeing this, everyone told Simon to use his powers to catch everyone. The Reuniclus barely managed to catch everyone, right before crashing.

But the problems were far from over, the group landed on a small deserted town in the middle of nowhere. Their only clue of the place was a small sign.

Lentimas Town: The town leading to jagged mountain paths.

Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often

Simon (Reuniclus) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.
Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.

Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent
Debra (Deerling) Quirky Nature, Highly Curious.

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Aron) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.
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Leonard (Lampent) Bashful Nature, Likes to Trash About.

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When it came to the Skyla´s equivalent of this story, I really wanted to do something unique compared to the last Gym Battles.
So instead of the group charging into their homeland, why not have the Flock to hunt them instead.
My team was a bit over leveled, so the battles weren´t as difficult as I first believed.

However, this wasn´t free of problems; Vanessa was killed due to a crit from a trainer battle, when I thought she could fully handle it.

RIP Vanessa The Scolipede (Lv 21-41) I never used a Venipede in the past, so she really caught me off guard. I was really fond of Vanessa, both as a character, and a Team Member; and her death was really sad to me. I really wish her the best on where she ends up now, knowing that the group will make things right for this world.
 
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These last couple of days weren´t too kind for our group of survivors: Most of them were in constant famish, didn´t have anywhere to go, and had to fight a lot just to live another day, without all of them making it.

And to top it all, all of the remaining members had to flee from a flock of flying types, only to end up in a deserted city in the middle of nowhere.

According to the sign, this place is called Lentimas Town, and it looks like it´s located near a hug mountain. This little piece of information, wasn´t enough. But getting lost was the least of their problems; they were really hungry, and didn´t knew if those Flying Pokemon would come back to finish their job.


But there´s something that they had to do first: Make a funeral for their recently deceased friend Vanessa. They didn´t have her remains, so something else had to be done. In the end, the only thing they could do was making a small statue of the Scolipede with some rocks they found, and decorated it with small plants. Everyone gathered near the statue to say some words about their fallen friend.

Vanessa…Ever since we met her all the way back to Nimbasa City, she was always an important person to us. Said Penelope. She always saved our backs when we most needed it, never expecting anything in return. That´s something you don´t see very often nowadays, I kinda admire that about her.

Out of all of the people in this crazy group, I liked that Scolipede the most. And even though I´m not planning to stay with you for so long, she will always remain in my memories, as one of the nicest Pokemon around. Denise followed up.

We should be always grateful for that amazing things she has done during her time here. Said Trisha and Simon.

And in order to do that, we must fulfill her wish to make things right on this messed up world.’’ Finished up Sebastian, before bursting into tears, quickly followed up by the rest of the group.

All the 10 members stood there crying in silence, as they wave one final goodbye to their dear Vanessa.




With that emotional moment out of the way, the group had to search around the city for food and/or useful supplies. And to make things go faster, they decided to split up, without getting too far away from each other.

Debra, Kevin, Simon, Trisha and Aaron will be entering the houses. said Penelope. Zorua will stay outside and give us a word about any upcoming danger.
Me and Rodrick will check the Pokemon Center while Sebas…’’ She continued before being interrupted by Denise.

I hope you don´t mind, but I´m just gonna explore around a little bit. Just to get some time away from you. The Excadrill then walked away.

I´ll go along. Sebastian replied. I need to talk with her about something important.

As the two Pokemon left the town, Penelope finished up giving the instructions for the rest of the group:
And remember: if anyone spots someone dangerous, give us a word so we can deal with it.

And now that they had all this info, the members split up, and went into their respective places.


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Outside the town, Denise was walking peacefully until she noticed that Sebastian was following him.

What on earth do you want now? Asked the Excadrill in an angry tone. I already told you that I want to be away from you.

The Serperior got a little bit nervous by hearing this, it was clear she was mad with him about something.

Well… He said nervously. It´s not like I want to bother you or anything like that.

And yet you´re following me.
She is trying to calm herself. Just get to the point before I really get mad.

Sebastian didn´t talk for a moment, was afraid of what she might do to him. It took him a few seconds, just to gain enough courage.

Alright…Back at the funeral, you said you would leave the group eventually. And I just wanted to know, when you are going to do it to avoid any… uncomfortable surprises.

Upon hearing this, the Excadrill needed to sit down on the floor so she could process her thoughts better.

*Sigh*…I don´t really know. Your incompetence and idiotic actions had you in problems with multiple people, myself included. And on the other hand, by some crazy miracle, you always managed to survive, and stay very close; while everyone else I knew died in front of me.

Sebastian felt sorry for the Ground Type, as she struggled to keep herself together, and tried to comfort her, but she knock it off and continued her talk.

Maybe when things calm down, maybe when I beat up all the pricks that destroyed my city, or maybe when everyone is fucking dead. I don´t know.

Denise then stood up, and continued with her walk

Now hurry up, the rest might worry if we don´t return before it gets dark.


Sebastian couldn´t do anything but to listen to her advice, and follow her. After a few minutes of traversing near the mountain, the two discovered a small destroyed house. However, what was peculiar about this place in particular is that it looked like it has been damaged, way before the infamous incident.

The two Pokémon entered there, to search for something of interest.



Meanwhile, the rest of the group kept checking the town, but they didn´t found anything. Penelope and Rodrick didn´t have as much luck in the Center, as they only managed to get a couple of medicine, and a small amount of clothing; But what was very intriguing about it, is that there were only light color clothes, someone must´ve took all of the dark colored ones, along with all the useful supplies.

But nothing could compare to what Penelope found at the main counter, an old communication device with a Voice Recording System.

What is doing this thing here in a Pokémon Center? Asked Rodrick

Probably has something to do with the plane runway nearby. Answered The Petilil.

These devices had a lot of value, as they may have a way to contact with other Pokemon, or see if there´s still some of civilization on the region. The two tried to activate the device, but they weren´t capable of much, it needed electricity to fully work. What they managed to activate was the Recording System. Penelope didn´t know for how long it was going to last, so they just played the last recording stored:

Attention all Pokemon Centers, This is Gym Leader Skyla. I´m in charge of evacuating the remaining citizens of Unova, and get them out of the war zone. I need you to gather all the survivors into the cities of Mistralton and Lentimas so I can pick them up with the Airplane. And remember, always be …..

Unfortunately, the Device shut off before it could finish the recording. Penelope and Rodrick then picked up all of the goods, and left the building.


The rest of the group continued their search in the small houses located there. As Simon and Trisha entered to one of them, they discover it had furniture all over the place, blocking all entrances available. Luckily, Simon´s Psychic powers were enough to pick it all up, and put everything in the right order.

After he had finished, Trisha told him that he improved a lot during their adventure with the group; as the two also recalled the fight with the Swanna, and how He saved everyone from falling. Hearing about that flying type scared The Reuniclus.

Do you believe those bad Pokémon will come back to attack us again?

Well if they do, we will be ready to counter them this time
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The Two Pokémon then laughed and continued searching. When they entered the restroom, they found a small Trapinch sleeping there. As soon as the Ground type woke up, he reached a full state of panic.

Ahhhh, PLEASE DON´T HURT ME. I’LL GIVE YOU ANYTHING!

Relax, we are not gonna hurt you, as long as you stay calm
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The Trapinch followed Trisha´s words, and stopped panicking.

Oh, I´m sorry about that. I thought you were one of those of those Psychos.


This statement worried the duo, and immediately asked for details about the people he mentioned.

Ah, sorry. I forgot my matters. My name is Trevor. And yes, there are some dangerous Pokemon roaming around these areas. I don´t know much about them, except that they usually wear Dark-colored clothes, and like to attack anyone they come across.

There was no doubt, who Trevor was describing were none other than members of The Hydra. They needed to warn the others about this before it´s too late. However, Sebastian and Denise were still exploring on the outside, those two could be in great danger.



And speaking of those two, they entered the destroyed house. Like it was expected, it was even more damaged on the inside. However, there was still something odd: Constant wailing, things moving out on their own, weird voices coming out of the rooms. It´s like this strange place was haunted, or something like that. Sebastian got a little bit scared, but Denise couldn´t care less,she just wanted to get what they were looking and get out of there.

While searching around, The Serperior started to hear someone calling for help. It didn´t sound like a wailing, this call was too realistic to be considered that. He tried to reach where it was coming from, with Denise angrily following him from behind. They eventually found the room where all those cries were coming from. The Pokemon begging for help was a Golbat, who was bleeding on the floor.

Please….help….me. It was all he could say, his condition was horrendous.

Sebastian was quick into helping the wounded creature, but Denise preventing him from doing it.

Don´t be a fool Sebastian. Yelled the Excadrill. This is clearly some sort of trap.

Her prediction was true, as a large group of Pokemon just surrounded them.

Now what do we have here. Said a shady looking Banette. Looks like a couple of lovebirds decided to go on a date in our territory.

Now give us all of your possessions before we do a number on both of you. Complimented a Gothorita.

Denise was angry on SO MANY different levels, that The Excadrill just goes straight for the kill when she and Sebastian begin to attack the enemy group. They still hadn´t fully recover from the last attack, so the fight was somewhat difficult. But Denise was so frustrated, that she started to scream so hard, that it caused a very powerful Earthquake that defeated all of the foes, and almost destroyed the house. Things went a little bit quiet after that.

The two then finished searching the house, and ended up finding a bag filled with a lot of goodies, probably stolen by the the foes.
But before leaving the place, they noticed that the Golbat was still on the floor.

What the hell are you still doing there? Asked Denise. All of your friends are dead, you´re lucky we don´t have the energy to deal with you.

But the Golbat was still there, without moving an inch. Sebastian went a little bit closer towards the Poison type, and what he saw was horrible.

Denise, He is not pretending. Said in a terrified tone. He is badly wounded for real.

The Serperior could not believe how those pricks were able to hurt one of their own, and just leave him to die on his own; He grabbed the Golbat with his teeth, and prepared to take him with the rest of the group.

Denise wasn´t up for this, so she just grabbed a couple of berries, alongside a blanket.

You can take care of that shit, but don´t count me in. See you guys tomorrow morning.

Sebastian then left the house alongside the Golbat, as Denise stayed in to spend the night there.


But, despite all the things that happened today, there are still some unanswered questions for our group of survivors: Where are they, who were those aggressive Pokémon, who was that Golbat; and most the most important one, they’ll be able to survive another day?

The only one who knew the answer, was time itself.

Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often

Simon (Reuniclus) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.

Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent

Trevor (Trapinch) Impish Nature, Capable of Taking Hits.

Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Debra (Deerling) Quirky Nature, Highly Curious.

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Aron) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.
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Leonard (Lampent) Bashful Nature, Likes to Trash About.

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Here we are on the Thirtieth Chapter.

Since nothing really happens on either Lentimas or The Strange House, I just settled with the group only exploring those areas and searching for stuff, all while I try to work with more dialogues and interactions between different group members. I had a joy with the conversations between Sebastian and Denise, they are both quite intriguing to write about.

Trevor is obviously my early catch for Reversal Mountain; And about The Golbat, He´s my catch for Strange House, but I want to explore more about him, and his past with the Hydra in the Next Chapter.
 
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The Master of both Light and Darkness; who loves the Violent and Dramatic, and the Fun and Adorable.
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After ending up in the deserted town of Lentimas, our group of survivors went on a search to find anything that could be useful. After finishing with every house nearby, the ten members reunited at the Pokemon Center to gather everything. However, they didn´t gained a lot, just some clothing and old stuff.

But what was really worrisome, is that both Sebastian and Denise didn´t showed up yet, which caused a lot of concern with some of the members. After a while, the Serperior managed to arrive to the Center. He was a little bit tired, and looked like he was carrying something on his back; From the looks of it, this something turned out to be an injured pokemon.

Hold on …. We're almost there.

The group immediately asked who was he, with Sebastian saying that he is a Golbat found on a strange house, and they need to help him immediately; Not only that, the Grass starter also handed them a bag full of food and stolen supplies. All the members were happy to finally have some food on their hands, but they were still scared, as they didn´t know who was the guy, or where Denise was.

Don´t worry about Denise, She wanted to spend the night in a house not so far from here.

Aaron did worry about the Excadrill´s well being, and tried to go see her, only to be stopped.

She´ll be fine Aaron, But it's better to just give her some time alone for now

It was clear to the group what he was trying to say, so they just leave it like that. The small Aron wasn't really into the idea of leaving Denise on her own, but he trusts both her deadly skills, and Sebastian´s words.


With all things settled down, some of the members begin making dinner, while Penelope and Sebastian take care of the injured. While dealing with the wounds, Sebastian explained what happened:

So back at the house I mentioned, me and Denise were ambushed by Hydra members. The Golbat was with them, but he was already beaten up.

The Petilil wasn't shocked about those thugs attacking their own ally, considering all the bad things they had done in the past. But that wasn't all, the two also discovered several scars across his body, some of them even weeks old. They eventually managed to heal him with little use of medicine as possible.


When the night arrived, everyone on the Pokémon Center began enjoying their first meal in days. While eating, Sebastian begin to noticed that there was a Trapinch among them, and asked who was he.

Oh sorry, my name´s Trevor.

He's cool, for now. Complemented Trisha before she continued eating.

It was in the middle of the dinner, when the Golbat regained consciousness. Upon seeing the group, he tried to run away. only to be stopped by the pain.

Your wounds hadn't fully healed yet. Said Penelope. So don't try to do anything funny. Sebastian then handed him a small bowl of food. The Golbat was starving, so he ate everything they gave to him before anyone else could finish. The poison type was very grateful for the group´s help, but felt weary of the situation, and their intentions.

Guys… Why are you helping me? He said. You must want something from me.

The group don´t really need anything from you. Said Rodrick
We were just helping a fellow Pokémon in need.Complimented Debra
But there are some questions that you might want to answer. Continued Kevin
Like how did you ended up like that? Finished Zorua


The Golbat got a little bit nervous after hearing those statements, and begin to stutter.

Well, it was just the usual day with that gang: They usually push me around, because I´m the weakest one among them; And when The Serperior and the Excadrill arrived to our place, they didn't hesitate to use me as a bait to lure them out. But like I said, very common stuff.


The group stood there quietly after hearing the Flying type Pokémon, and continued their dinner awkwardly. The only one who said a word afterwards, was Penelope, who politely asked for more information about Black Hydra, to know what they are up against. Most of the things he said were things the group already knew; but the one thing that caught everyone's attention, is that the infamous group has taken control of nearly all North East of Unova.

This means that the group will probably be in great danger, if they are not careful.

The group had to get out of there quickly, so they all agreed to spend the night on the Pokémon Center, and then leave the Town early in the morning. They all finished their dinner and prepared to sleep, but not before someone had to make one final question to the Golbat.

Can you tell us why that gang became such horrible people? Boldly asked Simon, Since you were with them for a long time.

Everyone was shocked that he asked something like that, even Trisha questioned if he was being crazy. Simon felt a little bit ashamed.

Everyone we met, even us, had done bad things at some point; But it was mostly to survive, or to protect someone they cared about.
I just wanted to know if that was also the case for them.


The members of the group felt sorry, The Reuniclus clearly wasn't used to the concept of Pokémon being just evil; and To be honest, neither did they.

‘‘*Sigh* Ok, I´ll tell you the story I know’. Said The Golbat. I only heard it from other members, so I´m not sure if it is true or not.

But first, can we ask you something first?
Sebastian wanted to address a recurring mystery. Why The Hydra has that name specifically?

Well, have you ever heard of a Hydreigon?
Even the mention of such atrocious Pseudo-Legendary, made everyone´s skin crawl.

And with such a scare, he began telling his story.


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It started more than a year ago, with a small Deino living on the famous Victory road. This small dragon, like many of his species, had to devour anything that he could get his mouth on, and aggressively fight off anyone who tried to harm him; it was a very rough life.

But at some point during his life, most of the Legendaries begin to destroy the region of Unova. Even though he couldn't see anything, the sounds of destruction occurring everywhere were still heard, as well as the despair of both human trainers and fellow Pokemon. They said that all those sounds affected his mind, and made him more aggressive and unstable.

After the war ended, the Deino continued with his normal lifestyle; The only thing that has changed is that now he had to fight with other Deinos to the death if he wanted to live another day, and in most cases, eat off their remainings. This went on for a time, until he evolved into a Zweilous, and discover that there was not much food to eat, having to leave Victory in search for more food.

When the Dark Type arrived at Route 23, there was nothing that stopped him from killing several groups of Pokemon, and eating anything they had. But on one fateful day, like usual, he begin attacking a small group. Consisting of an Eelektrik, a Palpitoad, and a Yamask; The Dragon type had no problem beating up all three of them, but when he was about to kill them, he begin to bleed and feel very tired. Even though the Zweilous was a monster in battle, he wasn't very good at taking care of himself afterwards. The group quickly took advantage of his situation, and managed to knock him unconscious.

Afterwards, they begin to discuss what to do with him; The Palpitoad suggested that they should kill him before he becomes a major threat, but the Eelektrik then came up with the idea of getting him into their side, and use him to their advantage; After all, they needed all the help they could get if they wanted to survive in this crazy world. So, the trio began to heal off his wounds, and tame him. It's unknown how they did it exactly, some rumors said they torture him, or manipulate him with something, but they managed to put the Zweilous under their control.

With such powerful Pokemon, this group terrorized and killed anyone that got in their way. During one of these attacks, a Skorupi and a Croagunk who were one of their victims, begin to beg for their lives. The group spared them, in exchange for their loyalty and service. And as the days went by, more and more Pokemon joined the group, either by selfish desires, or just being scared of dying. With their newfound influence and number of soldiers, this small group became a huge community, that could survive almost any treat.

But this huge power quickly got over their heads; They had everything they needed, and yet they wanted more and more. Not only that, they also started to believe that only the strong Pokemon get to live, while the weak ones deserve to die. So, this community begin their quest to destroy every group that they encounter, until they were the only community left on Unova.

And that's how The Hydra came to be.


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After the Golbat finished the story, all of the members didn't had anymore questions about that gang, and prepared themselves to sleep on the Center. The Poison type knew that he had to leave the place eventually, but he didn't want to go out on his own.

ahh...Golbat. Said Sebastian. You don´t have to leave yet.

Your wounds still need time to recover.
Complimented Penelope. And we will probably need your help if we want to traverse through this areas.

The Golbat felt a little bit awkward about moving to one group to another so quickly, so he just went into a dark corner nearby, and prepared to sleep.

Wait. Exclaimed Sebastian. We never asked your name.

Ohh...It´s Gregory.



Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often

Gregory (Golbat) Jolly Nature, Often Lost in Thought

Simon (Reuniclus) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.

Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent

Trevor (Trapinch) Impish Nature, Capable of Taking Hits.

Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Debra (Deerling) Quirky Nature, Highly Curious.

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Aron) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.
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Leonard (Lampent) Bashful Nature, Likes to Trash About.

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Yep, this is the Chapter where we learn the origin story of The Hydra; I really want to show how deadly the Survival of the Fittest can be in a world where some Pokemon are just straight up better than others, and having a gang in control of a Pseudo-Legendary was the ideal choice.

And this also brings up to Gregory; I made him a member of The Hydra, since the Zubat line is one heavily used by The Evil Teams in the Games.
But instead of an aggressive thug, this Golbat was peaceful in Nature, and was constantly abused by his fellow member; This was to show how toxic and Destructive the Hydra really is, even people on their forces weren´t safe.
 
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The Master of both Light and Darkness; who loves the Violent and Dramatic, and the Fun and Adorable.
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On the earliest hours of the day, our group of survivors prepared to leave Lentimas Town. All members were ready to go, with the only exception being Sebastian, who spent last night keeping an eye on the rest instead of sleeping.

Are you sure you can go out like that? Asked Penelope to the Serperior.

I´m fine, don´t worry. He replied while having difficulties standing up, and with clear bags under his eyes.

All the eleven Pokémon then headed towards the entrance of Reversal Mountain. The trip was going to be a long and hazardous one; everyone had to carry bags with the necessary supplies, and leave some space if they find anything useful.

And yet, the members were all excited for the journey: Simon and Zorua couldn't wait for any kind of adventure; Sebastian, Penelope, Trisha and Trevor liked the idea of exploring new places; all while Rodrick, Kevin, Debra and Gregory just wanted to get into a safe place. But the one who was more eager to go was Aaron, who just wanted to see if Denise was alright.


Upon getting near the mountain, the group spotted an Excadrill waiting there. Aaron clearly knew who she was, and rushed towards her to give a small hug. Denise already saw this coming, so she just slowly pushed him away.

That little Aron really missed you. Said Sebastian, We had to remind him constantly that you´ll be ok just to make him fall asleep.


While The Excadrill was receiving her own bag for the trip, she begins to notice the Golbat filled with bandages.

‘‘So you decided to help him, so what was his deal?’’ She said.


It was during this conversation that the group briefly explained Gregory´s story to her, something that she wasn't very happy to hear. Denise hated that he got with those scoundrels, but couldn't help feeling sorry for how they abused of him. In the end, the ground type had to accept this adition into this group of insane Pokémon; But not before saying something on his ear: Do something harmful, and I´ll kill you right where you stand.


With that out of the way, the twelve members entered the mountain.


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Upon getting on the insides of the cave, it became apparent what the place really was; the hot temperature, the pool of magma, all indicated that our group was inside of an active volcano. This added a little bit of pressure, as place could eventually erupt and burn everyone; the only thing that managed to calm most of them down, is that they didn't feel any sort of earthquake during their night at the town.

There's...no need to worry. Nervously said Penelope while getting a small map from her bag. We just need to follow the main path... towards the exit and we'll out of here…. Before something bad happens.

With that information in mind, our group made their journey as fast as possible, but making sure nobody gets lost.



During the walk, Penelope began noticing something wrong with Debra´s fur, some small spots appeared to be more brown rather than the usual bright orange they all knew. Worried about her wellbeing, the Petilil asked if she was feeling alright; with the Deerling replying:

Oh, it's nothing serious. This normally happens during the wi….

The conversation, however, was suddenly interrupted by the noise of three Pokemon coming towards the group. As everyone prepared for combat, the others revealed themselves, and tried to convince them to not attack them. This small group only consisted of a Musharma, a Mienfoo, and a Stoutland.

The Musharma was clearly the leader of the trio as she was the one who did most of the talking.

Sorry for coming to you so suddenly. Said the Psychic Type. But we need your help.

Our group got really weary about this as immediately asked for more details.

Well, you see. answered the Musharma. Lately, there has been a large amount of violent Pokémon wrecking havoc to this mountain.

Our group quickly realized that the Pokémon she was describing were Hydra members.

You seemed like a strong group. She continued, So could you please help us get rid of them.

Nobody was sure whether to assist them or not, so Sebastian asked the trio for time to think about it in private. The Musharma, however, clearly noticed their doubts despite their best attempt to hide; nevertheless, she agreed with that and the trio gave them a proper space.



Denise was the first member to show her disagreement with the plan, she believed that this was some kind of trap. This opinion was shared with Penelope, Rodrick, Kevin and even Trisha. And the fact that Gregory doesn´t know much of members outside the ones met at the Strange House didn´t made this any easy.

Simon and the others really wanted to lend them a hand, but were aware of how risky that would be. Without any clear decision, everyone consulted Sebastian on his opinion about this; He was with the idea of not helping, and This statement shocked everyone.

Please hear me out. Politely replied the Serperior. Every time we tried to help anyone, we end up causing more troubles for all of us. And most of you already know what I'm talking about. While saying that last statement, he set his sights into Denise, Simon and Trisha.

We are not certain how many foes are here, or if we stand a chance against all of them. Continued Penelope. We already lost so many friends on our journey, and we prefer not to lose another one-


As harsh as the Grass type´s words were, the members had to agree with them. In order to survive this crazy world, you have to do tough decisions.


Sebastian felt very guilty about making his friends feel bad and tried to comfort them. If it makes you feel any better, we can beat up a couple of goons on our way out. We still have to traverse the mountain after all. That at least managed to motivate the rest of the group.


With everything set in mind, our group had to give the news to the trio and continue their journey. Some members were still shocked at the words of Sebastian and how serious he was about it. Even Denise was impressed of how mature the Serperior had become since they met; Although, it wasn't the first time that ever happened.


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While the group continued traversing the mountain, they begin to appreciate the true beauty of the place: The magma was something they’ve never seen in their life, despite how dangerous it was, and the colors of the rocks made a nice contrast with the fiery substance. And, as expected, they were a lot of enemy Pokémon coming from a small room. Just like Sebastian promised, all of the members attacked only the ones that got in the way.

The Serperior fend off the foes with his Leaf Blade, and a new move he recently learned, Coil; Denise brutally beat her opponents with her signature Metal Claws; Simon made good use of both his Psychic and Psyshock attacks; even Gregory managed to defeat some goons despite his poor conditions.

As they continued traversing the rest of the mountain, it became apparent that there were less enemies than they all expected for a place like this. During the last fights, Aaron barely knocked down some opponents with his Rock Slides; Debra also contributed with her Energy Balls and Jump Kicks; Zorua used his Illusions to trick his foes; And Trevor managed to fend them off with some Bulldozes. Meanwhile, Penelope, Trisha, Kevin and Rodrick keep an eye for their possessions and steal anything useful.

After the battles were over, some members begin experimenting some changes. Aaron, Debra and Trevor started shining and changing their appearance. The three Pokemon evolved into a Lairon, a Sawsbuck and a Vibrava respectively. Almost everyone got so happy they evolved at the same time, while others got jealous that they weren't so lucky.

Don´t worry so much about it. Said the Zorua to Trisha and Kevin, Our proper time will arrive, eventually. It was during this moment that Denise asked how Penelope felt about her evolution, with the grass type saying that she still haven't found the required Sun Stone to do that, but was ok with being a Petilil.


A few minutes later, they all managed to find an bright entrance and finally get out of the mountain. But little did they know, the trio from earlier entered the small room long after the group´s departure. Inside there, the three laid on the floor while the Musharma began praying to someone:

Lord Heatran. Thanks to the aid of some strangers, we managed to remove the bad Pokémon from your sacred place. We all hope you spare their lives when you finally return’’


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When the group finally got out of the mountain, they were astounded by the sight of a beautiful beach near a small town. The clean water, the refreshing breeze, the firm sand; all of those things excited all of the members.

Unfortunately, that excitement was short lived as a body of fire was heading towards them from the sky. Everyone scattered across the place in order to not get hit. When the body collided with the floor, it's force of impact managed to make everyone fall over. However, the one who suffered the most was Gregory as he was the closest to the attack, and couldn't move completely because of the bandages; and by the looks of it, the move was meant for him.

When the air got clear, the group begin to realize that the Pokémon behind the attack was none other than Tommy, who evolved into an Emboar. As Tommy was heading towards the Golbat, he began to prepare an attack to finish him off.

It's time to pay for what you did, you hydra Scumbag.

End of Chapter.

Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often

Gregory (Golbat) Jolly Nature, Often Lost in Thought

Simon (Reuniclus) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.

Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent

Trevor (Vibrava) Impish Nature, Capable of Taking Hits.

Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Debra (Sawsbuck) Quirky Nature, Highly Curious.

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Lairon) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.
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Leonard (Lampent) Bashful Nature, Likes to Trash About.

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Not a lot happens on Reversal Mountain In-Game, so I decided to spice things up with a small conflict that challenges the group´s ideals.

Debra, Aaron and Trevor were very close to evolving when I first catched them, so why not add more variety to the Group.

I can´t wait to upload the upcoming chapter, as I believe It´s one of the best ones I wrote on this entire run.
 
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The Master of both Light and Darkness; who loves the Violent and Dramatic, and the Fun and Adorable.
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Undella Town, a small City near a beautiful beach. This wonderful place used to be a very popular spot for people to vacation during summer season; But now, it's just a sad reminder of how life used to be before any of this mess happened: All the houses and villas were destroyed, yet the beach remained untouched. Under the right circumstances, this place could be a relaxing spot for any Pokémon that made it this far.

Our Group of survivors, however, weren't so lucky.

After traversing Reverse Mountain, the twelve members arrived to this exotic location. It didn't take less than five minutes for them to be attacked by a powerful fire type attack. Nobody got hurt, but they were all lying on the floor. Soon after, the attacker came towards Gregory, to go for the kill.

It's time to pay for what you did, you Hydra scumbag. That voice, it sounded so familiar, specially to one member in particular

Tommy, is that you? Asked Sebastian in a shocking tone.

Sebastian, how can this be? The Emboar recognized both the Grass type, and his friends.

Both starters were surprised at how much they changed since their last encounter, but it was The Fire type who suffered the most drastic changes between the two: He looked like he hadn't eaten in days; his stare showed signs of sleep deprivation; and most terrifying of all, he had stains of blood all over his fur, with wound in sight.

Wait a minute. Why are you all near this scoundrel?

Most members of our group were weary of what would happen if he discovers the truth, so they had to be very careful with their words. Even Aaron and Debra knew it´s better to not piss him off. But it didn´t take long for Tommy to finally noticed the bandages that covered Gregory´s body.

You were helping him, didn't you!

Listen, before you get into the wrong idea
. Penelope tried to explain their case as calm as possible. We were just helping him with his wounds in exchange for… The Petilil was then interrupted by Tommy, who asked why did they help him instead of just letting him die.

Do you even notice the severe wounds he has! Claimed Sebastian. He was beat up by them when we found him.

But The Emboar didn´t cared for what happened to the Golbat, and kept insisting that they must punish him; He didn't knew what Gregory did during his time with the gang, or if he was another one of their victims.

You are not from this group, and it's not up to you to decide how they should deal with their problems.

An Excadrill stood up, and joined in the argument, and Tommy also recognized her as well. You´re Denise, What are you doing in here?

I'm traveling with them, temporarily. But let's not get off topic
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As the discussion continued, Gregory finally stood; he was feeling all blurry after the attack, but his hearing was as good as a Golbat could get. From his current position, one could listen how the others were arguing about him. To prevent anymore problems, the Golbat tried to leave the place by flying as far as he could; His escape was almost unnoticed by the rest, until an Unfezant arrived from nowhere and blocked his path.

Where do you think you are going fella? We all have unfinished business with you.

Good job Peter
. Said the Emboar. Now make sure he doesn't leave while I deal with this.

This kind of action annoyed some of the members, and wanted to interfere on the argument, but a Simipour stopped them.
Hey, that's not fair. Sebastian called this out. Leave them out of this.

I for once, agree with you
. And Sid will make sure it stays that way.

They didn't have the strength to properly deal with the Water monkey, and just gathered to prepare for the worst.



The Unfezant tried to knock Gregory off with Razor Winds and Air Slashes, with the Golbat dodging every one of them. After a while,, Greg realized it was pointless to run away; The Poison type then turned around, and attacked with Fly; but on his current condition, this battle might be on the difficult side.

Meanwhile, Tommy set his sights on Denise. Why did you let them help the scumbag? I thought that you hated The Hydra as much as I do.

The Excadrill didn't want to answer to him, she really wasn´t in the mood. In an attempt to talk with him, Sebastian instead explained what they’ve learned:
Some of them, like Gregory, had no option but to join them to stay alive. And even then, they still could get killed at any moment.

The Emboar got tired of listening to their excuses; so, in order to get Denise into his side, he said the following:
Are you really not gonna do something to avenge the deaths of your friends back at Driftveil? Whose those bastards were responsible for.

He shouldn't have said those words, it only managed to upset the Excadrill more than she already was. Unfortunately, Tommy didn't stopped at her.
And what about you Sebastian? You have the person that killed Patrick, right in front of you. And yet, you still didn't make her pay.

Both Pokémon were conflicted with those awful thoughts plaguing their mind. Sebastian in particular couldn't shake the memories of the poor Watchog, of his best friend. Both the Serperior and the Excadrill settled that conflict a while ago, but it was still very painful to revive those old scars.

But before anything else happened, Peter fell off the sky and landed near Tommy.
He's … stronger...than we thought. Tommy then saw the Golbat flying above him, and got incredibly angry.

LUCKY SHOT YOU MONSTER, BUT NOW I´M GONNA FUCKING KILL YOU MYSELF!

The Emboar then asked both Sid and Peter to deal with the group in the meantime; Both of them looked as bad as Tommy, but they were in better shape than any of the members of the group. This was going to be a tough battle.



Gregory was still high up in the sky, but could only stay airborne for so long. Tommy tried to reach him by using another Heat Crash, but was far out of reach. The Golbat could finally escape, but then he saw the rest fending off the goons. Filled with guilt, He attacked the Emboar with a Fly, in an attempt to weak him out; The move hit, but it was gonna take more than that to defeat the Fire Starter.

He was very tired, and needed to do one final move before collapsing. As the Golbat was setting up for another Fly, Tommy saw the move from his position, and used his Rollout to take him out; both attacks clashed with each other, and knocked down both Pokémon.

The Emboar barely managed to stand up; but Gregory was about to faint, tired from the whole battle. Filled with pure anger, Tommy used his remaining strength to lay the final blow; He sorrounded himself in a red aura, and prepared his final Heat Crash.

You had your chance to run away, NOW DIE YOU MOTHE…


Unfortunately, he was suddenly stopped by a Psychic energy before he could finish Gregory off.
LEAVE OUR FRIEND ALONE YOU FIEND! Said Simon, as Tommy felt how some metal claws were making contact with his back.

Alright you prick, Playtime's over. Denise was more pissed off than ever. After a few seconds, both Peter and Sid arrived near Tommy with similarly bad conditions. The Excadrill moved towards Tommy´s group, with a frustrated expression on her face.

As I said before, We can't forgive what those pricks did to our groups, and they must pay for that. However, if we go out of our way to brutally kill those Pokémon because of that, then we´re no better than them.

After that dialogue, Sebastian and Penelope appeared next to Denise, while the rest of the group make sure that Gregory is alright, and that nobody else attacks them. Gregory eventually woke up, and saw how they helped him. After everything they had suffered because of him, they all treat him like he was a member of their group, because he truly was. The Golbat began to cry out in happiness, fulley grateful for their generosity.

What the hell are you planning to do Sebastian? I thought we were friends.

Friends? Sebastian had some tears coming out of his eyes,a wasn´t happy about Tommy´s terrible behavior. What kind of friends would attack each other, just because of a disagreement?

But what about Denise? She killed Patrick, she killed your other friends, she even tried to kill you
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AND SO DID YOU! During the first time we met. But, like I did with you, we eventually forgave her, and let go of the past.

Upon hearing this, Denise gave a small nod in agreement. Penelope then took it from here due to the stress of the Grass Starter.
Listen, we wouldn't care less for what you and your goons do about that hideous group, But Gregory is one of us now, wheter you like it or not.

Unfortunately, Tommy refused to let go of his grudge, and ordered Sid to attack Denise to make her pay. Simon reacted fast and increased the strength of his Psychic move, causing a lot of pain. As for the Simipour, he was cut short when Sebastian hit him with a powerful Leaf Blade attack.

That was the last straw, The Serperior had no choice but to hold Sid hostage.

You better listen to this Tommy, and listen carefully. We don´t care about your motives, we don´t care about your action, and we don't care for the things we all did in the past. However, if you ever try to hurt our group again, I´m gonna make sure you fucking regret it.

Sebastian then asked for Simon to let him go. The Emboar didn't bother to continue this argument anymore, and leaves the city with Sid and Peter.
A few moments had passed, and The Serperior came back into his senses, only to see the shocked faces of Penelope, Simon, and even Denise, alongside everyone else who was staring. That´s when reality hit in, he threaten to kill a Pokémon right in front of them.

The conflict with Tommy had ended, but the group still had a lot more to deal with on their adventure across Unova.

Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often

Gregory (Golbat) Jolly Nature, Often Lost in Thought

Simon (Reuniclus) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.

Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent

Trevor (Vibrava) Impish Nature, Capable of Taking Hits.

Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Debra (Sawsbuck) Quirky Nature, Highly Curious.

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Lairon) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.
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Leonard (Lampent) Bashful Nature, Likes to Trash About.

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This Chapter was something to behold.

The Rival Battle in Undella Town really caught me off guard, and Gregory just so happen to be my lead Pokémon at that moment; But I´m so glad that he managed to live through the Unfezant and Emboar, while Sebastian dealt with the Simipour

Speakin of the Rival, Tommy really got the Hate towards the Evil Team things a little too far; one thing is to seek justice, but just killing for revenge is out of line, even for The Aftermath´s World.

And that´s what I love about this part: The conflictive ideals of Tommy, the conflicts within Denise and the Group´s history, and how Gregory adds another layer to the lives of some Hydra Members. All of this was an absolute joy to write, specially when Sebastian finally snaped.


Next Chapter won´t be as intense, but will contain some interesting aspects, including the debut of one Special Character.
 
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I figured I might as well leave a comment here, since there's only been one.

Tommy's revenge seeking isn't too out of place in this apocalyptic world to me—especially one comprised of wild animals. It's still dishonorable, but most wouldn't care about honor if their survival was on the line.

This isn't meant as a harsh critique or anything. It's a nice read.
 

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I figured I might as well leave a comment here, since there's only been one.

Tommy's revenge seeking isn't too out of place in this apocalyptic world to me—especially one comprised of wild animals. It's still dishonorable, but most wouldn't care about honor if their survival was on the line.

This isn't meant as a harsh critique or anything. It's a nice read.
Thank you so much for your reply, it really made my day.

And you´re right, everything´s fair game in the Apocalypse.

When our group of survivors arrived on the Town of Undella, they had a harsh confrontation with Tommy and his goons.

In order to get out of the conflict alive, some members had to do some harsh actions: Sebastian threathen the foe with their lives if they didn't leave, and almost had to do it. This kind of behavior was already expected by now, but what surprised the members was how aggressive and desperate was the Serperior during the whole thing.

The group wanted to talk with him, but were paralysed with fear, not sure of what to do. Sebastian himself was so ashamed for what he did, unable to explain the situation to the rest. But before something else happened, Denise took him away to one of the remining villas, so they could have a small talk while the rest went to heal their wounds.



Inside of the villa, She made sure that both calmly sit on the floor. With no one else to hear him, the Serperior begin to panic and question his sanity; The Excadrill stood there and patiently listen to his concerns of how he will eventually murder anyone that hurts the group, and turn out worse than the Pokémon they encountered; Worse than Lawrence, worse than Z, worse than that Swanna, even worse than Tommy.

But, what worried him the most, is that if he becomes too dangerous to be around, his friends won´t have a choice but to leave him.

With that out of his system, Denise tried to calm him by saying she also suffered that situation during her charge at Driftveil City. This kind of stuff was unavoidable, but one could overcome it by keeping focus of who she was, and never giving in to her murderous instincts. Although it didn't always work.

The Serperior asked her how he could do that, but he couldn´t do it in his current state of mind: He hasn't slept in hours, was still stressed out after the conflict, and about the wellbeing of the group. Take a rest, you will deal with this later.

When he thought about it, staying mentally and physically healthy will make him a better leader. The Grass Starter then set up to sleep in the villa, promising Denise he will be a better Pokemon for the sake of the Group.

Perhaps you should focus less on other people´s sakes. She said to herself, in complete silence.



Denise left the villa shortly after, and was asked by everyone of what happened.

Your friend´s gonna be fine, just needs to sleep for a while and he will be good as new.

The other members were relieved to hear that Sebastian wasn't losing it, and were surprised of Denise understanding his issues.

Unfortunately, the group still had a lot of problems to resolve: they were still in a place they knew little about; the food and supplies are running low yet again, all of their medicine were used to heal the wounds; Not to mention, those foes that could attack at any moment.

Penelope opted for the option of asking Gregory about what lies beneath the three paths that surrounds the town: The first path was the one located on the south side, in which the Golbat replied that it was a small road with a dead end, so there won't be a lot of gang members. When the Petilil asked about the gate next to the Pokémon Center, Gregory said that he rarely went there, he only knows that it leads to Opelucid City.

But during the time to talk about the path on the eastside of town, Gregory trembled in fear. Everyone got worried and asked what made him act like that. That...path. Stuttered The Golbat, That path...leads to the main turf ..... of The Hydra.

There was an long silence; The Poison Type quickly stated that the base was very far. But still, it was better if they avoid that place at all cost.

At these circumstances, the best thing to do would be searching around the city and check the small dead for anything of value. Denise was asked to go to the path, with Simon, Trisha and Aaron volunteering to accompany her. Meanwhile, the other seven members explore the remaining buildings.

Me and Debra will search the Pokémon Center. Ordered Penelope. The rest of you, the villas.



Inside of the Pokémon Center, both Grass Types were attacked by some wild Audinos.

THIS IS OUR POKÉMON CENTER! IF YOU FERAL FREAKS WANT TO STEAL OUR MEDICINE, YOU´LL HAVE TO TAKE IT FROM OUR COLD DEAD HANDS!’’

Unfortunately, they were easily defeated by The Sawsbuck, and were forced to retreat. She then commented on how aggressive those helpers behaved, in which the Petilil replied: At least they didn't try to smother us with love, that actually happened once.

Both of them had a small laugh about how ridiculous that situation was, and grabbed any useful medicine they could get their hands on. On a more serious note, Debra also wondered if anyone the group had a mental breakdown just like Sebastian´s. The Petilil mentioned a couple of arguments here and there, but nothing that severe. She then assured her that he will be fine, but refused to say what they have to do if things get out of control.

Not sure neither Debra, or any of the other members could handle the truth.



In one of the Villas , Zorua finished his task, and decided to stand next to the river; Kevin arrived near the Dark type, and asked what he was doing.
I just wanted to take a look. Always wanted to visit a place like this.

The duo looked at the beach, and all of it´s beauty: the blue sky, the almost clear water, and the nice sand made it a lot more relaxing than any place they visited before. As if that wasn't enough, the two could also see a couple of Pokémon interacting with the sea in a natural, non-violent manner.
The Karrablast, for the first time in months, didn't had any fears in mind. Ever since he joined the group, the Bug type felt more safe and a little bit more confident. Zorua in particular was one of the people he interacted with the most, and could be easily considered as his closest of friends.

Hey. Said the Dark type. I want to ask you something.

The Zorua then headed closer and closer towards the water, He wanted to take a dive into the water with Kevin. The Karrablast wasn't thrilled with the idea, scared of what it could do to him due to his typing. Zorua really wanted to go underwater, but wanted to spend time with Kevin even more; So, he respected his opinions, and the two continued looking at the beach.


Meanwhile, Trevor was exploring a small blue building that didn't looked like a villa. Inside of the place, the Vibrava could see a small passage that appeared to be closed, leaking water from all places imaginable. Upon further exploration, some bright eyes were spotted on the dark room; These eyes belong to a Solrock, a Solrock that was getting closer and closer to Trevor. The ground type didn´t like that, and ran outside.

Simultaneously, another bright light was spotted on the water near Kevin and Zorua. But this time, it came out of a Starmie. As soon as Trevor got out of the building, both Psychic Pokémon gathered together. All the seven members of the group also reunited to figure out what was going on.

Penelope tried to politely asked to the duo, but only the Solrock was able to communicate with its psychic abilities.
No words were spoken by the Rock type, but a couple of messages were placed inside the minds of all the members; In a matter of seconds, the image of several Pokémon causing chaos and mayhem across the beach were shown right before their eyes.

t was clear of who the Solrock was referring to, and The Petilil was quick to point out that she and the others weren't Hydra members, and were just searching for supplies. Both Psychic types understood their situations, and the Starmie raised one of its arms, like it wanted to get a handshake as a way to express gratitude for their sincerity.

After all was said and done, Zorua happily gave the duo the opportunity to join the group, with both of them nodding in agreement. Some of the members weren't comfortable with the idea of those two being around, but a few more Pokémon wouldn't hurt anybody; But before anything else happened, Debra politely asked both of them how they want to be referred as, to make things more comfortable. As an answer, The Starmie used its powers to write two names on the sand: Star L.A for the Starmie, and Summer for the Solrock.

Ohh...well. Welcome to the group, Star L.A and Summer.

With that out of the way, all the nine members continued with the search.


...​


On the other hand, Denise and company traversed the dangerous Route 14. During most of the walk, Aaron had an interesting time having a conversation with Simon and Trisha, all while Denise just stays in the back not doing much.

After a while, the Excadrill noticed that the other three didn't had the same cheerfulness that they usually have and asked if they were alright. Simon, Trisha and Aaron were still shocked at Sebastian's snapping.. Even more, all of them, specially Simon, felt really bad for not knowing how to aid him. She states that none of them had any experience dealing with those kinds of emotions, she could barely do it herself after several months of experience.

Trisha was very confused about Denise giving them emotional support, but she and Simon thanked her for it, and all the help both the Steel Types provided for the group

Don´t mention it. Seriously, don´t mention it.

As they were traversing near the river, Multiple Pokémon were acting naturally, like if nothing ever happened. The destruction of modern society did not affect their natural wild order; at least, that was the four members believed anyways. Sadly, all the tranquility and peace drifted away, as a trio of thugs ambushed our travelers. This trio consisted of a Gligar, a Basculin, and a Lilligant; all three of them appearing to be Hydra Members.

The trio had some small wounds, possibly a result from a previous fight; But still, this would be a tough battle. Simon and Denise did their best to fend them off while, Trisha and Aaron stay on the sides, but even that wasn't enough to defeat the trio. That was, until a mysterious figure appeared out of the grass, and attacked the trio with powerful slashes. The attack did not defeat them, but it was enough for them to ran away in pain.

The figure then stood in front of the four members to showed herself: And from the shadows, arrived a magnificent Pokémon with a grace a charisma that could rival the most majestic of Milotics. This beautiful Pokémon was none other, than an Absol.

Denise couldn´t stomach this pretentions act, and was quick to ask who was she, and why did she help them.
My name, my grounded friend, is Andrea. Said the Absol. And I just helped you out of boredom.

Hearing those words were strange for the group, how could anyone feel get bored in a world where anyone could die at any moment. Everyone had different tastes, they guessed, and Trisha wanted to know the reason for hers. Andrea replied with the following:

Well, I was traveling across this place with no worries in mind. That was, until those pricks showed off to cause trouble. I couldn't do a lot, just stay hidden and hear how they bullied other Pokémon, and brag about their stupid achievements like taking down a flock of birds and stuff like th… Her speech was cut off as the group got curious over the birds she mentioned, and wanted more details about them.

Ahh.. sure. They were chanting about knocking some birds out of the sky.Think one of them landed near the end of the route.
With that information in mind, the five Pokémon rushed to those directions, to check what really happened.


At the end of the route, they saw a destroyed gate blocking the rest of the path; Near that pile of debree, lied something that nobody could've expected: The group members all witnessed the dead bodies of both a small Lampent, and a big Skarmory, both lying next to each other.

The Ghost type had multiple scars across his body, while the Steel Type had second and even third degree burns near the chest. Both of them would´ve fought each other before being the ambush. The Skarmory was the only bird Pokémon in sight, there's a chance that the flock ran away.
Simon, upon giving a second look at the Lampent, managed to recognize him: It was Leonard, one of the members of that cult back in Celestial Tower.

But, What was he doing far away from there? Trisha was asking herself, It´s been so long since the rain incident.

Looks like this little critter has been stalking us ever since that incident. Denise theorized. That could explain the fire of the forest, and why that Skarmory didn´t attack us back then. Simon and Trisha felt sorry about Leonard, he was just an innocent Pokémon that just followed his beliefs, and got killed because of it. The Two Pokémon decided to take his and the Skarmory´s body to give them a proper burial, it was the least they could do.


After one last cheack for something of value, the four Pokémon decided to come back to Undella. But, they were stopped by Andrea, who wanted to travel with them after hearing about the group.

I´ve been doing nothing for my own for a while, while you guys seemed to have a lot of interesting stuff. I mean, as far as I know, you dealt with goons; crazy cult people, and you seemed to be on a journey across Unova. If that's not the definition of fun, then I don't know what it is.

SImon and Trisha easily welcomed her into the group, while Denise and Aaron had some doubts.

On the way back, Simon asked Andrea about how she got there, but she said that it's better if she tells it when everyone is reunited; Her story was so long and amazing,it will take a lot of effort to narrated it twice, and she just doesn't feel doing that. But considering all the crazy things that happened on this new world, that wouldn't be something new.

Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often

Gregory (Golbat) Jolly Nature, Often Lost in Thought

Simon (Reuniclus) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Lairon) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.

Star L.A (Starmie) Gentle Nature, Scatters Things often.
Summer (Solrock) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain.

Andrea (Absol) Modest Nature, Quick tempered.


Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent
Trevor (Vibrava) Impish Nature, Capable of Taking Hits.
Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Debra (Sawsbuck) Quirky Nature, Highly Curious.

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This a odd Chapter, as a lot of things happened both Story-Wise and Gameplay-Wise.
There was a lot of interactions within the group, with both old and new members alike.

Speaking of the newcomers: Star L.A was my catch on Undella Town(As a Staryu) and Summer was my early catch of Route 13.
I introduce them together for convinience, and because they really look good together.

Which leads to my pride and joy, the one everyone was waiting for: Andrea The Absol. We are far more than halfway through the story, and she has already become one of my favorite characters to write, and one of my favorite members of the group as a whole. I really want to tell more about her, but I wouldn´t want to ruin you the surprises she has on her sleeve.


But, on a more serious note, we have to talk about Leonard. Poor Lampent was killed in the triple battle on Route 14, by The Gligar of all Pokémon.
His time was very short, and during that time, the group run into far more important characters and events. So, I had no choice but to cut his appearences, until the moment he died. RIP Leonard the Lampent (Lv.28-44) He was a nice addition to the team, and quite the intriguing character.

I´m really sorry for all of this, and hope you find a better place.

Before ending this, I have some news to tell regarding upcoming updates:
Starting next week, Chapters will now be each Saturday, to work on them during the weekend.

Also, on February 25th, there will be an extra chapter alongside the regular update; so, stay tuned.

Thanks a lot for reading, and I´ll see you next time.
 
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At last, here´s the extra Chapter I promised.

It was later in the afternoon when Denise and company returned to the Town of Undella; Other members had finished their search, and were all preparing to set up for the night. At the same time, Sebastian seemed to woke up from his sleep, and was curious about everything going on; The Serperior even wondered about who was the Absol standing next to them, but the Excadrill only agreed to introduce her later.


After that, she showed the corpses of both the Skarmory and the Lampent; The starter understood who they were, and volunteered to help bury them.
Near the entrance of Reversal Mountain, they all set two graves for the fallen Pokémon. Denise would dig while Sebastián prepared the gravestones.

I feel sorry for the Lampent. stated the Serperior. I kinda regret leaving him in the tower after the incident. This is because Leonard was the one who set the fire that nearly killed the group, a fact that Denise briefly mentioned during the conversation. About the Skarmory though, they weren't sure if she really deserved being buried, but they did it anyways out of respect.


As they were finishing up, Sebastian thanked Denise for the advice from earlier; ever since he took that nap and relaxed, he was more calm and with less stress. For now, you must keep on guarding your friends, and that´s it. She also noticed Sebastian´s eyes were redder than usual; The reason was more than clear, he was crying during his sleep.


Following the burial, they return with the rest to help with the dinner.


...​


The sun finally fell, and everyone got to eat their long awaited dinner. The Fifteen Pokémon all sit in the middle of the campfire, while enjoying all the food they managed to gather. It wasn´t the best one they had on their journey, but it’ll satisfy their hunger for the time being.

As they all enjoy their meals, Penelope used this time to discuss about certain points in the group. First, she needed to make a proper introduction to the new members: To start, let's say hello to Summer and Star L.A. Both the Solrock and the Starmie gave exciting nods of agreement, while everyone greets them with joy. The Absol saw this, and began to wonder how they will salute her after listening to her. The Petilil then asked the Dark type about her name, in which she lazily said that it was Andrea. Penélope wasn't very fond of her current attitude, but prefered to just stay calm.

While listening to all of her words, The Absol got curious about the Petilil, With Other members stating She is one of the leaders of the group. But when it comes to mentioning who was the other one, all the eyes were pointing towards Sebastian, the Serperior admitted his role with a blush on his face.

So these two lovely Grass Types are the ones in charge, interesting. Andrea was curious about this two, and how close they were to each other. Sooo, Are you two like dating or something? Both of them blushed a little bit, asssuring they are just friends, all while The Dark type giggled at the reaction.



After that, Simon reminded Andrea about telling her backstory. The Dark type then stood up in front of everyone, and prepared herself to narrate it, her pose and movements made it seem like she was about to tell an amazing legend of epic proportion.

You may be not aware of this, but I was formerly known as the most popular performer in all of Unova. People all over the world arrived at Nimbasa just to see my act. I was a part of the theater ever since I was born.

This statement baffled everyone, there's no way a famous Pokémon would end up in a place like this. Andrea continued with her narration.

But my life isn't as glamorous as you all think. I was forced to follow a hard regimen during my time on the spotlight: Had to eat food that kept me ‘‘in proper shape’’; I was prohibited of any kind of interaction with other Pokémon; And worst of all, I couldn't get out of the city or explore the outsides.

Her story starter to fit in at this point.

Ever since I was a child, I always wanted to explore the outside world and escape my rigid lifestyle. So, when the apocalypse started, I took the only chance I had, and ran away to enjoy the sweet taste of freedom. I traveled far and wide, doing all the things I ever wanted. However, after a couple of months, I ran out of things to do. So, I just stayed on a single route, waiting for something interesting to happen. That's whenI found you; and after seeing how large your group was, I decided to accompany you on your adventures.

As she was finishing her story, Zorua immediately asked if Simon or Trisha ever heard of Andrea due to hystory in Nimbasa. But, neither the Reuniclus nor the Trubbish ever recalled seeing an Absol anywhere on the theater, not even in pictures. This was fitting, as Andrea never heard of them either. This was getting a little bit confusing, so the duo had to clear somethings about their past.

You see. Said Trisha nervously. Me and Simon were not natives to Nimbasa City. This statement shocked all of the Pokémon present at the campfire. We used to travel with a trainer, And we ended up in there right before all of this.

All this talking about the past reminded Simon how he and Trisha met, and couldn´t resist smiling at the thought.
When I got caught by my trainer, Trisha was already there. She treated me like a younger brother, and was always there for me.

But if they just arrived at the city, how did Simon become a performer? Simon was learning to use his Psychic abilities, when Z and other Pokémon them with interest. There was literally no other form of entertainment , so they just made him wear a silly suit and make him do ‘‘Magic Tricks’’ for them.

And it was true, there was nothing like seeing an adorable Solosis doing tricks. Hell, even when he evolved into a Reuniclus, he still looked adorable.


With both Andrea, Simon and Trisha telling stories of their past; some other members of the group were motivated to tell a little bit about themselves. Sebastian showed interest at the idea, as it was a interesting way to get closer to each other. After all, telling stories under the campfire were one of the oldest activities on the book. The only one who wasn´t up for the idea was Denise; she, as usual, sat away from the others to eat her food alone.

Everyone else, even Aaron, sat together and proceed with the stories.

One of the biggest mysteries within the group was where did Zorua come from. Even he had no idea of that, or what happened to the rest of his species. The last he remembered was how he met up with Denise´s group and joined as one of the civilians at Driftveil, anything else before that was very blurry and unsure for the dark type Pokémon. Hearing all this testimonies made Penelope check Zorua´s head silently, but nothing odd was found. They guessed the answered will never be reveale, not that it matters much now.

With many of the members originally belonging to trainers or cities, it was strange for them to think how wild Pokémon used to live in the past. As far as they knew; only Rodrick, Debra, Kevin Summer Star L.A, Trevor and Aaron were the ones who lived in the wild before the apocalypse. The first one to talk was Rodrick, he and Wilson used to reside in the sewers of Castelia. For them, those were rougher times: The only source of food were on the garbage cans, and they had to fight all kind of Pokémon just to eat. If the Raticate could be honest, he doesn't know in which time he prefered to live in.

When it came for Debra and Kevin, things hadn't changed much: The two always lived on the places that they were found by the group. The only notable change is that the number of dangerous Pokémon that could kill them increased exponentially since the fall. Because of that, both were really grateful of meeting the group. They then smiled at the group while staring at their closest friends, with Debra looking at Penelope, and Kevin at the Zorua.

As for the rest, they didn´t felt any difference on their lifestyle at all. However, just because things stayed the same, that didn´t meant that nothing was bad. As stated by Aaron, he was being constantly abused by those means Axews way before Denise arrived to rescue him.

Sebastian preferred to not tell his story, because it was very obvious for anyone that looked at him, and it really was; Gregory already told his a while ago; and Penelope claimed that she spend most of her life, way before Lawrence took over.

Meanwhile, Denise overheard everything they said on the place where she was sitting on her own. This activity was noticed by Andrea, who asked the Excadrill about her life. Nobody, not even Aaron, wanted to explain that, for personal reasons.

We had a rough history together. Stated Penelope. She's just traveling with us, temporarily.

It was getting too dark, and the group needed to sleep as much as they could if they wanted to traverse further into’ the region. The Fifteen Pokémon turned off the campfire and went to the Pokémon Center right after finishing with their dinner.


...​


As everyone were falling asleep, Andrea used this opportunity to sneak near Denise to hear what happened. The Excadrill, however, simply refused to tell her the truth. The Absol kept insisting and insinsting, so she had no option but to give her a small explanation.

We started with the wrong foot, and fought a lot, In both senses of the word. A lot of people died, and we blamed each other for it. But that's in the past, and we now must work together to survive. The Excadrill then threaten to harm the Absol if she doesn't cut it off. Andrea finally left Denise alone, and went to sleep in the main counter of the Pokémon Center.


Denise got difficulties returning to sleep, It'd take a while before she is able to rest again. Bored out of her mind, she decided to take a look at the other members. Seeing the other Pokémon lying peacefully and happy, despite all the turmoils on their journey, made the Ground type Pokémon smile.

These Pokémon were the nicest one she encountered, despite being a bunch of idiots. She may not want admit it, but she already felt like she was a member of this crazy, yet very close family. This single fact begin to input fear into Denise. She cannot allow herself to be close to them; Not because that could be considered as a sign of weakness, but because she would be seriously devastated, if they betray her or get killed.

She couldn't handle that stuff, not again.

Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often

Gregory (Golbat) Jolly Nature, Often Lost in Thought

Simon (Reuniclus) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Lairon) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.

Star L.A (Starmie) Gentle Nature, Scatters Things often.
Summer (Solrock) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain.

Andrea (Absol) Modest Nature, Quick tempered.


Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent
Trevor (Vibrava) Impish Nature, Capable of Taking Hits.
Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Debra (Sawsbuck) Quirky Nature, Highly Curious.

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I wanted to use this extra chapter as a way to give some brief backstory to most of the group members, and how was their lives before and after the Apocalypse; Also, this was a great opportunity to make a proper introduction to the newcomers, specially to Andrea.

And don´t forget, Updates are now gonna be posted every Saturday.
So, Stay tuned.

Thanks a lot for reading, and I´ll see you next time.
 
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The fun times at the beach were over, it was the time to move on with the journey across Unova. Our group of traveling Pokémon woke up as early as one could; They all got outside at the right time; the rising of the sun made a lovely reflection in the ocean, and the calm breeze of the wind filled them with hope. The trip may be long, but at least it would be one full of excitement.

However, when everyone gathered, Penelope noticed someone was missing, and that person was none other that Gregory. They had to find him immediately, who knows what could happen to him. It took a few minutes, but Sebastian and the rest managed to find him inside the Pokémon Center, standing upside down; the Golbat was suffering from a headache, and massive panic attacks. It was very clear why he was in such a state.​

Listen. Sebastian got close to him in an attempt to cheer him up. I know that traveling around a place filled with those bad Pokémon is a hard thing to do. But we will always stay near you in case you need something, you are not alone in this.​

The speech barely eased the pain, but was enough to convince him to go along with the trip. Gregory felt guilty, they were still very nice to him. Simon, after seeing this, wanted to give Gregory a hug; After the latter said that he prefers not be touched, the Reuniclus understood and accompany him out of the hospital. But, unknown to everyone, the Golbat´s stress wasn´t because of The Hydra; at least, not all of it.​




The Fifteen Pokémon finally left the Beach Town, and entered the infamous Route 13, the longest one in all of Unova: A massive road, iconic sandbars, large outcrops, and a path near the sea; If that wasn't bad enough, the whole land was surrounded by an eternal cold wind. And to finish things off, part of Debra´s fur began turning white, and the leaves of her horns have all fallen. The group was in for a tough walk if they wanted to traverse in its entirety.​

It was uncertain if there´s danger around the area; they had to be very careful, and watch out for any alert. Upon getting near the shore of the route, Gregory heard the sound of some Pokémon approaching, and Penelope ordered everyone to hide. ​

The foe were just three Pokémon dressed up as goons, hanging around the area..​
Have any of you heard the rumors. Said a Eelektrik. Some serious shit is happening at Lacunosa Town.​

Shame we are lock into guard duty, that sounds like a fun time. Replied a Delcatty, who was waiting for a Scrafty to agree with her. But the Dark Type Pokémon just stood there in silence. Ahh, come on. You still acting like that? Teased the normal Type. Unless you wanna join your old friends, better change that attitude and begin acting like a true Hydra member. Some Pokémon felt sorry for the Scrafty, but at least they now know to avoid the Town.

A couple of hours have passed since, and our group only managed to get through more than half of the Route. Sebastian noticed than most of the group got a little bit tired, and politely called for a small break. Just as everyone were sitting down and rest, Star L.A and Summer were trying to get the others attention by jumping like toddlers, They discovered something.​

The two Psychic types lead them to a small path of grass, and what the group saw there was unbelievable: There was a huge stone statue with the shape of an uncommon Pokémon. The statue was deformed completely; not only for age, but also for the damaged caused by multiple sources. ​

The only clue of what creature replicated was a small sign on the back. ‘‘Cobalion, one of the members of The Swords Of Justice’’. But as explained, it doesn't look like it anymore. Witnessing the figure of such a Legendary creature caused them to have vivid memories of the war, and all the lives taken.​

Can you all believe these guys were the main reason why this world ended up like this? Casually Mentioned Andrea.​

And those bastards didn't even try to compensate for what they did. Continued Denise. At least we don't have to deal with more of their shit, for now.

But, these brought up a doubt: Why would they fight in the first place? I mean, some Legendary were the opposite of others, but that didn´t meant they would all clash to the death. Our group of survivors were intrigued, and started discussing about possible reasons. They may refuse to admit it, but there's a huge chance that the humans themselves had something to do with their own extinction. But then again, nothing was written in stone. ​



As the argument continues, Gregory stress began to increase; They didn´t know it yet, but their talk called the attention of some Black Hydra goons. In less than a minute, our group was swarmed by multiple enemies.​

Good to see you again, Gregory. Said a Gurdurr. For a moment We thought you were someone´s food already.
The Golbat wasn't very pleased to see his old ´´friend´´ on such an uncomfortable event.​

The enemy forces were varied to say the least: Not only the normal type Pokémon seen before; but also Water, Electric and even Fire types. Heck, there were even some Eeveelutions present. Our group was outnumbered, and negotiating was pointless by now. So, Sebastian and company prepared themselves for the incoming attack. The fifteen Pokémon tried their best to defeat the foes, or at least incapacitate them. Gregory, however, couldn´t do anything. His anxiety was getting worse as the fight progressed. The Gurdurr spotted this, and took advantage of his condition.​

Look at all the problems you've caused to those poor Pokémon, all because you were a pathetic weakling. That fighting type knew all about his concerns, he always knew. While here the mighty hydra we take the effort of making you strong enough to survive and not become a worthless burden. We are gonna give you one last chance to fix your mistake: Kill that Serperior and his friends, and you will be forgiven.

The Golbat thought about it: it would be better off for him to go back into the place he got used to live for so long; but, on the other hand, Gregory couldn't shake off the guilt of leaving the only people who were nice to him in this world. No matter what he does, he will suffer some sort of consequence. But, unknown to him, the Gurdurr was crossing his fingers. His decisions didn´t mattered, He just really wanted to kill him. ​

In the end, Gregory made one choice: He chose to be happy. The Golbat used a ferocious Fly attack on the horrible Gurdurr, killing him before he could counter back. The fighting type was all talk, but no show. The others members quickly followed on defeating the rest of the enemy Pokémon, until they were all forced to retreat. It was a tough battle, but at least they all turned out fine with just a few injuries.​

The other fourteen members took a small rest from the fight, and just noticed how Gregory was all on his own, sitting next to the Gurdurr´s corpse. ​

Sebastian asked once again if he was feeling alright; The Golbat didn´t said a word, and just hugged him. Penelope, Rodrick, Simon, Trisha, Star L.A, Summer, Zorua, Kevin, Debra, Trevor, Aaron, Andrea and even Denise joined in together. They were all there to support him as he was opening up. ​

That made him cry, made him cry tears of pure joy. It was during this emotional scene, when Gregory began shining in a bright light. He was evolving right before their eyes. Gregory turned into the beautiful Crobat. With such a nice moment, and with a stronger member on their side our group continue their journey across the long route, hoping to reach a better place..​


Meanwhile, a large group of Hydra members gathered on the intriguing town of Lacunosa. Inside the biggest house, a duo of Pokémon were beating up an innocent bystander, when they were visited by a small time goon.​

Boss, we heard that some wild Pokémon began attacking Route 13. Said the goon. And one of them was rumored to be a Serperior.​

Heeehe, this could be interesting. I'll be back in a moment old timer. A sneaky looking Sneasel left with his bodyguard. The only Pokémon left there was the beaten down Volcarona, who began to wonder about the grass starter.​

So…..He is still alive.

Sebastian (Serperior) Adamant Nature, Likes to Run
Penelope (Petilil) Impish Nature, Scatters things often

Gregory (Crobat) Jolly Nature, Often Lost in Thought

Simon (Reuniclus) Docile Nature, Mischievous
Trisha (Trubbish) Hasty Nature, Often Dozes Off.

Denise (Excadrill) Bashful Nature, Likes to Fight.
Aaron (Lairon) Naughty Nature, Strongly Defiant.

Star L.A (Starmie) Gentle Nature, Scatters Things often.
Summer (Solrock) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain.

Andrea (Absol) Modest Nature, Quick tempered.


Zorua, Just Zorua Hasty Nature, Proud of his Power.
Kevin (Karrablast) Lax Nature, Highly Persistent
Trevor (Vibrava) Impish Nature, Capable of Taking Hits.
Rodrick (Raticate) Hardy Nature, Somewhat Vain
Debra (Sawsbuck) Quirky Nature, Highly Curious.

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This chapter mainly focus on Gregory, and how he finally confronts all his Issues with The Hydra. I must be honest, writing felt....inspiring. Gregory´s Story is very sad, and surprising real, and making him rise up despite everything he went through, was a bittersweet experience.

I never expected him to evolve into a Crobat so soon, it was probably due to all the grinding I made to keep him at similar level with the others.
Or maybe he was truly happy for finally belonging to a real loving family. But who truly knows?
 
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