Welcome back.Rules are simple: Votes are tallied every hour, with whatever course of action being the most popular being the course of action taken. Write ins are encouraged and non-mutually exclusive votes will be combined if possible.When a roll is called for, roll a D100 unless otherwise specified.Inventory, pokemon stats and other links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15i2N08IpWqitoTJujsUMishe4PLbao1lqT-bCAmvPcE/editFor a short summary for the new and to recap:You are Alex. A newly minted trainer and camping enthusiast just starting out on your journey at the age of Seventeen after your father lost his job in order to help pay the bills.Last time, you woke up on an island after hitting your head on a submerged tree trunk and after making a rudimentary camp, you fell into a dream where you battled your long-time rival, Mike and met an old man who called himself Henry. In the morning, accompanied by Holly and Judy, you found Henry's cabin and caught Latias.Now, you find yourself in a small campsite covered in deadwood and hemmed by blackberry bushes and heavy clouds threatening rain.
"Right, let's get to work." You say, starting on hauling some of the more substantial bits of deadwood into a pile out of the way.The others join in shortly and soon enough, the space available to you is clear enough you could fit your tent, or two of the others in."I think I can see why nobody's been using this spot." Martha says, shaking her head at the blackberry bushes. "Trying to clear all this shit out would be a pain in the ass, without work gloves."You don't have any?" You ask, startled."Do you?" Martha asks, arching an eyebrow at you.A quick check of your bag reveals that yes, actually, you do have a pair of sturdy gloves as part of your caving kit."What if we just used our fire types to burn up the blackberry?" Kathryn offers."That's insane." You reply, beating Fie to the punch."The bush isn't tinder dry, but it'll still burn without much encouragement." She says. "So, no.""I could always get Salazzle to poison the blackberry." Jean notes."I dunno... Sludge Bomb is pretty indiscriminate." Fie says doubtfully.>Get Gareth to help you clear the blackberry by hand.>Have Jean's Salazzle poison the blackberry.>Get your fire types together and carefully burn the blackberry out.>Other
>>5185878>>Get Gareth to help you clear the blackberry by hand.
>Use hatchet and survival knife from our inventoryand>Go, Rusty! I choose you! Use Metal Claw! Help us clear this brush!
>>5185910>>5186005Alright, give me two rolls.
Rolled 18 (1d100)
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>5186061Rollin
>>5186132>>5186155>>5186171I meant 2D100
Rolled 37, 70 = 107 (2d100)>>5186180
Rolled 48, 8 = 56 (2d100)>>5186184>10Fudge that didnt work
Still need one more set.
Rolled 68, 16 = 84 (2d100)>>5186239here you go
>>5186183>>5186185>>5186282"Don't sweat it." You say, pulling on your gloves, adjusting your coat and releasing Rusty.He looks up at you, wide eyed and alert."Gimme a hand here, Rusty." You say, pulling out your survival knife and going to work clearing the brush. "Get in under these vines and use Metal Claw to dig them out." You say.Rusty gives a nod and a growl, before squeezing into the thicket and starts ripping it up by the roots.It's all you can do to pull what he uproots out and cut it up small.Jean helps as best she can with the detritus, setting a fire going and piling it to dry out.The bushes are also loaded with berries, which she's gingerly picked out and set aside for the time being.Meanwhile, Gareth has dug your tent out and is endeavouring to get it set up, but he's not having much luck. Not surprising, considering it's nearly four times the size of his.You've made a reasonable dent in the blackberry, enough for another tent to be set up in, but it's still going to be cramped and there's plenty more blackberry to be dealt with.>This is going to take forever. Get your fire types to help clear the blackberry.>This is going to take forever. See if any of the others have any other pokemon that might be able to speed things up.>Help Gareth set up your tent, then ask him to give you a hand clearing more blackberry.>The rain will be here soon. This'll do.>Other
>>5186308>This is going to take forever. See if any of the others have any other pokemon that might be able to speed things up.All of them
>>5186308>>Help Gareth set up your tent, then ask him to give you a hand clearing more blackberry.Let's do this first.If we have one tent ready we can dry off if we get wet while setting up the second one.>Send out another pokemon to help RustyAsk sage to fry the bushes with Psybeam so they aren't set on fire.
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>5186352>>5186879>>5187003"Here, allow me." You say, stepping up and helping Gareth get your tent set up, then going inside to roll up the carpet."I don't know how you manage such a big tent." He admits, shaking his head."Just practice." You reply simply. "Mind giving me a hand with the blackberry?" You ask."Sure." He says, before digging out his own gloves.After a brief moment's thought, you release Sage and ask her to use Psybeam to help clear the brush as well as you get back to clearing.>Roll, 3D100
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>5187464
It's not very effective...
>>5187468Roll twice more.
Rolled 16 (1d100)??? Why my dice no roll
Rolled 13, 5 = 18 (2d100)>>5187468One of these days I'll learn how to read
>>5187472One of these days you'll learn to roll, too, hopefully
Rolled 96, 93, 37 = 226 (3d100)>>5187464
Rolled 57, 68, 14 = 139 (3d100)>>5187464
>>5187620Great rolling mate
>>5187464>>5187468>>5187472>>5187620>>5187625It turns out, many hands do indeed make light work.Between Rusty's efforts and Gareth's help, you very rapidly start making headway with regards to clearing out the blackberry.Sage's help is useful as well, with regards to unsticking the more tangled and stubborn sections of blackberry, at least up until you hear a yelp and look around to see she's got a length of thorny vine stuck in her ears and she's doing the hot foot amongst some stray pieces that haven't been added to the fire yet.>Drop what you're doing and go help her.>Return her to get her loose.>Ask one of the others to help her, since you're a little busy at the moment.>Other
>>5187736>Drop what you're doing and go help her.
>>5187736>>Drop what you're doing and go help her.Organize the pile we cleared out as a fuel pile.
>>5187737>>5187744You drop the clump of vines you were just pulling out and head over to Sage and delicately fish the vine out.She calms down and lets you pick her up and examine her feet.Fortunately she hasn't got any thorns stuck in her feet, but with how she's whimpering, you get the impression she has no desire to go anywhere near the blackberry again.You pet her reassuringly, before depositing her next to Jean."You help Jean with the fire, okay?" You say.Sage gives a yip in response as Jean gives you a thumbs up and continues stacking bits of blackberry vine on the fire.You've made some real progress now with regards to clearing space:There's enough space for your tent plus three of the others now and you've got a healthy supply of fire wood, but there's not much room to really move around in outside of that.And you're starting to run out of blackberry to clear.There're a couple of bottlebrushes past them, but that's starting to stray under the big gum trees.Which, caming under those, isn't really a good idea, considering the size of some of the fallen branches you see further out into the underbrush. Particularly if the wind picks up like it did on your way to Newport.Then, a drop of water hits your cheek and looking around, you can make out the first raindrops starting to fall as it starts to spit.>That'll do, get another couple of tents up and settle in.>Might as well clear out the rest of the blackberry. That's space for another tent, or a camp bathroom.>Clear into the trees a little. What's the worst that could happen?>Other
>>5187770>>That'll do, get another couple of tents up and settle in.
>>5187770>That'll do, get another couple of tents up and settle in.
>>5187770>>That'll do, get another couple of tents up and settle in.Set up camp.We need to learn Sun based moves ASAP.
>>5187770>That'll do, get another couple of tents up and settle in.Done here
>>5187778>>5187781>>5187790>>5187879>>5187933You sweep over the now cleared patches of blackberry and Jean gets Salazzle to poison them so it doesn't grow back, before you pitch a couple more tents as the rain starts to pick up in intensity.After you're done, Martha rigs a tarp between the tents, so you've got some space to sit."Well, this isn't so bad." Jean says, stacking the fire higher. It's too early for dinner just yet, but getting a bed of coals going is going to make that much easier later."So... w-what do we do now?" Holly asks."We can't exactly train our pokemon or anything with how cramped it is, but now would be a good time to do any studying or planning." Judy says. "And you can still practice with your psychic abilities." She adds.Holly nods and settles down to do just that, focusing intently on a small rock.>Meditate with Gareth.>Talk with someone.>Study your map.>See what pokemon you can expect to find on the road.>See if you can't find any information on the gym leaders.>Spend some time with one of your pokemon.>That battle with Mike showed you that you've got some gaps in your knowledge. Study your pokedex.>Other
>>5188312>>Talk with someone.
>>5188313Should probably add:(specify)
>>5188312>"Well, this isn't so bad." Jean says, stacking the fire higher.>stacking the fire higher.Yes...! The fire rises!>Talk with someone.Gareth. One on one. Man to man. About the dream sequences last night.
>>5188312>>Spend some time with one of your pokemon.POLISH RUSTYif any time left,>See what pokemon you can expect to find on the road.
>>5188523Voting for this
Rolled 3 (1d4)Odd>>5188313>>5188495Even>>5188523>>5188549You'll have plenty of time, it's presently 3 in the afternoon.
>>5188577Well, you've got plenty of time to do stuff now, so you might as well get some talking in and you've got a few questions for Gareth specifically.You catch his eye and jerk your chin towards your tent.He nods and you both move away from where the girls are busy doing their own thing and into your tent."What's up?" He asks as you both make yourselves comfortable."Just wondering if you had any input on that whole dream sequence." You admit.Gareth nods."I've got to admit, I'm jealous you got to meet Henry Williams like that." He admits. "Though, this Mike... was he the one who tried to hold us up at the junction to Route One?""Yeah, that was him. We've never gotten on." You confirm."Hm..." Gareth says, scratching his chin. "It's a little concerning he seems to be following us, like this then, but it's interesting that he be the one who you faced in that dream as well." Gareth says."How so?" You ask."He's somewhat... dull." Gareth explains."He has a tendency to annoy people, is an incorrigible bully and his default vocabulary is full of profanity." You note. "That's not a surprise.""No, I mean his aura." Gareth explains. "Normally, people like you're describing have a tendency to have very aggressive and overbearing auras. His isn't. It's... faint. As if he's disconnected from it, a bit like those idiots in Team Green."You blink, taken aback.You're pretty sure if Mike met anyone in Team Green, he'd be just as likely to bend them into a pretzle and steal their wallets, but you have to wonder at what sort of correlation there is there."What's interesting about that is, Henry had you face him instead of someone else. We would've been more or less the same distance from you on that island and yet, he chose to pit you against Mike instead of me or Fie, or Jean." He explains. "So, there might be some sort of bond between you.""Probably mutual dislike." You say."Possibly." Gareth agrees. "Still, we won't know for sure unless that sort of thing keeps happening." He says with a shrug.>You enjoying the trip so far?>How come you and Jean disappeared the other morning?>You going to share a tent with Jean tonight?>Any pokemon you're looking to catch between here and Silveridge?>Other
>>5188605>>You enjoying the trip so far?>How are things going with Jean?>Check out your egg
>>5188618>>5188708>>5188709>>5188744>>5188762>>5188814>>5188843"You enjoying the trip so far?" You ask after a beat.Gareth nods."Yeah, it's been great so far." He confirms as you dig out the incubator to check on your egg.It doesn't seem like much has changed since yesterday, but the egg is moving fairly regularly now."Getting to meet new people and travel with you and the others has been great." He adds, grinning."How're things going with Jean?" You ask.Gareth freezes up at this and the expression on his face is comical, even as he starts to blush bright red."Um... alright." He says evasively. "How're things with Fie?" He asks.You grin."Nice and cruisy." You reply. "You staying in her tent, or vice versa tonight?""Uh..." Gareth manages, blushing again, before all but bolting out of your tent.You have to chuckle a little at his reaction as you put the egg back in your pack.It's definitely getting close to hatching, it'll just be a question of whether it hatches on the road or here at the lake.Looking at your watch, it's a little way past three o'clock. That's plenty of time before dinner and evening, it's just a question of what to do with the time.>Talk with someone.>Study your map.>See what pokemon you can expect to find on the road.>See if you can't find any information on the gym leaders.>Spend some time with one of your pokemon.>That battle with Mike showed you that you've got some gaps in your knowledge. Study your pokedex.>Plot out what moves you want to teach your pokemon>Other
>>5189240>>Spend some time with one of your pokemon.Is Sage far from evolving?
>>5189240>That battle with Mike showed you that you've got some gaps in your knowledge. Study your pokedex.
>>5189353She's one level off. And not far off getting that level.
>>5189373>>5189404You pull out your pokedex.You completely blanked when Mike sent in Sneasel.And while that's forgivable in the context of a dream, partiularly while you're concussed, it's not the first time you've seen a pokemon you don't immediately recognise on the trip so far.You've seen more than your fair share come through the Greenshoot pokemon centre, but plugging the gaps in your knowledge now seems like a good idea.That in mind, you start browsing your pokedex.It turns out that there's a lot more pokemon that live in Arnet than you figured.And a lot more variety, but considering how often it rains down here in the south-east, you're surprised at the abundance of fire-types everywhere.It's one thing to know Arnet is classified as semi arid, but it's another to see it, you guess.There also seems to be a lot of Legendary sightings, both around the lakes and mountains, but also around the islands to the south.They tend to be blurry, but around Mount Reflection in particular, there's a lot of videos and photos, along with old accounts of a Rayquaza calling the mountain home.There's also the enduring mystery of how Lake Audacity never seems to lose water, even though it's in the middle of a region that by all rights should be deep desert and the only river that leads into it is dry half the time.After about an hour, you put your pokedex aside and blink to try and refocus your vision.You feel sure you can recognise any pokemon from Arnet now and most you could reasonably expect to see on the road.You sit up and stretch. That was a nice rest, but you kind of want to do something else now and you feel like you can't possibly cram anything else into your brain right now.>Talk with someone.>Study your map.>See what pokemon you can expect to find on the road.>See if you can't find any information on the gym leaders.>Spend some time with one of your pokemon.>Plot out what moves you want to teach your pokemon>Other
>>5189447>Talk with someone.Fie.It are our last moments for a while.
>>5189474+1So Fie you said your old man is a cranky pops when it comes to boys?Tell me more.
>>5189474Spend time with the love interest first girl before she leaves the party for a long long time
>>5189474>>5189530You've still got two towns to go before that happens.
>>5189447>See if you can't find any information on the gym leaders.nad80
>>5189474>>5189494>>5189510>>5189530>>5189533>>5189597>>5190425You get up and go outside to walk around a bit.Just a short break, then you'll start getting an overview of the gym leaders. Yeah.The others are mostly occupied with their own study or pokemon, barring Gareth and Jean, who're having a hushed conversation as you go around the edge of the camp, flicking the odd piece of missed blackberry vine into the bush, before you go back into your tent, where Fie is just now rolling out her sleeping bag."Hey, just taking a break?" She asks.You nod."Can't sit around studying all afternoon." You reply.Fie nods."That's true enough." She says, flopping down on her sleeping bag. "Still, the rain's not going to be letting up any time between now and tomorrow morning, so not a lot else to do. Unless you want to give everyone a heart attack again." She adds lightly."Two concussions are more than enough for one week." You reply, pulling out your sleeping bag to join her.You sit in companionable silence for a while, before a thought occurs to you."So, your dad gets protective where boys are involved, huh?" You ask.Fie shrugs."Protective is the wrong way to characterise it. Selective might be a better way to think of it." She replies."Selective?" You ask."He doesn't want me hooking up with a trainer, he wants me to marry a 'working man'." Fie replies, rolling her eyes. "He thinks the reason me and my brother don't have 'real jobs' is because we got into pokemon training." She explains.>...And he's a Gym Leader?>Your dad kinda sounds like a prick.>Just how many realtionships has he killed for you prior that this warning is necessary?>You ever done anything intentional to annoy him?>Other
>>5190561>>...And he's a Gym Leader?>OtherIt's one thing to worry about finances and another to go around dictating others lives...
>>5190561>...And he's a Gym Leader?
>>5190561>>...And he's a Gym Leader?
>>5190561>...And he's a Gym Leader? Not to insult your father, but that kind of hypocrisy is kinda prickish.
>>5190571>>5190587>>5190616>>5190629"And he's a Gym Leader." You say dubiously. "Not to be a dick, but he sounds like a bit of a hypocrite." You note.Fie nods."He is." She confirms. "His justification is, he's worked hard, he deserves a hobby." She adds drily.You stare.You're pretty sure if your mother heard that, she'd beat about ten different kinds of shit out of him."Arceus..." You say, shaking your head. "It's one thing to worry about having money, but it's another entirely to go around dictating people's lives like that."Fie nods."Yeah, that's why I took so well to martial arts." She says. "He respects anyone who can beat him in a fight, which precludes most Gym challengers, so... I might have spent an appreciable fraction of my journey practicing specifically so I could kick his ass." She admits."Well it's paid off."She grins at that."It's had its benefits." She says modestly.>Ask her about the other gym leaders.>Ask her about her gym.>Ask her about herself.>Other
>>5190641>>Ask her about her gym.>>Ask her about herself.Did you like being a gym leader?
>>5190641>>Ask her about her gym.So the gym leaders usually add side challenges to their gyms if i'm not wrong.Will you tell me yours or should i wait for a nice surprise?>>Ask her about herself.I take it both you and your brother took to being a trainer like fish to water after leaving. Any favorite story you'd like to share?>>OtherWould me openly sharing my farming plans before beating up your dad suffice when i get to his gym?
>>5190641>Ask her about herself.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ask her about her gym.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ask her about herself.
>>5190641>Ask about her brother
>>5190668>>5190749>>5190770>>5190779"D'you like being a gym leader?" You ask.Fie nods."Yeah. It can get hectic sometimes, but it's not quite as hestic as you hear about." She says. "That 'three losses' thing? It's actually a yearly percentile. And that aside, it's really satisfying helping people get their start." She adds."Yeah, about that. Your brother's gym business and Ethan's bug catching, are those one-offs or do all the leaders have side-challenges?" You ask curiously."Everyone's got their own thing." Fie confirms. "It could just be a bit of fun, or it could be practical. Or both." She says. "Daniel makes people do a fitness set. Dad either makes people spar with him or one of his pokemon. And I vary it up a bit, depending on how wet behind the ears a given challenger is." She adds."How so?" You ask.Fie waves a hand airily."Oh you know. Make sure kids know fire safety, first aid, that sort of thing." She says, then gives you a wry smile. "You're kind of a pain in the ass in that regard, because you really know your shit." She says."Thanks." You reply, feeling rather elated at the complement."Still don't know what I'll throw at you, but I do try and make it a learning experience." She adds."Do you know what any of the other gyms do?" You ask curiously."I do." Fie confirms, then raises a hand. "I'm not going to ruin the surprise for you though. That's half the fun. You can ask people on the road or look up everyone's bios, but getting insider information off me is kind of cheating." She adds, forestalling the obvious follow up. "I'm only excluding my brother and father from that because you know Daniel and dad... well...""He's a prick?" You suggest."Well yeah, but I've also got a stake in you kicking his ass." She adds. "You're a pretty good fighter, but you might want to try picking up another style to supplement it." She suggests. "Dad's is just full-out aggression. A lot of holds, locks and punches, he's not likely to give you the space for some of those fancier kicks."That does sound like it'd be a pain to deal with, but you have some practice with countering holds. Not a lot, but some.You nod all the same, since it sounds interesting regardless.>Ask about her brother.>Ask about any funny stories from her journey.>Ask if your vague plans to start a farm would throw her dad off.>Other
>>5191359>>Ask about any funny stories from her journey.>>Other"Maybe there's something you can teach me right now"Challenge her to a 1v1 Pokemon battle right here in the rain, lend her one of our Pokemon that can stand the rain if she doesn't have one
>>5191359>Ask if your vague plans to start a farm would throw her dad off.
>>5191359>Ask about any funny stories from her journey.>Ask her to give you some training in her fighting style
>>5191359>Ask if your vague plans to start a farm would throw her dad off.>>OtherGuess we'll spar a lot in our downtime on the road. I'll have to ask Gareth as well, his arms look fairly strong so he might be good at Judo or similar palm strike and submission based martial arts.
>>5191374>>5191418>>5191420>>5191475"You got any funny stories from on the road?" You ask curiously.Things are getting a bit heavy, you figure a different subject could lighten things up.Fie nods."Oh, yeah." She says. "A lot of them feature Judy, alcohol and compromising positions." She adds. "Anyone says anything about alcohol tonight, veto it. She's the worst sort of person to drink with: an enthusiastic lightweight.""What did you guys used to do that you drank enough to have stories like that?" You ask, startled.You figured Fie and her friends for a lot more responsible than that."Poor decision making." Fie replies. "Games of truth or dare that went out of control, mostly.""Better question, why did you have alcohol in the first place? You would've been what? Fourteen?"Fie fidgets."It was supposed to be for cooking." She explains. "But... you know how it is. Stupid kids doing stupid things." She adds."I guess I can understand that." You concede.>Ask her about any standouts.>Share one of your camping stories.>Challenge her to another spar.>Challenge her to a one on one battle in the rain.>Other
>>5191526>Share one of your camping stories.How we befriended a wild pack of Houndour and Houndoom while camping with our dad.Immediately played fetch with them within minutes only to get scolded by mom back home. (we are going with the if it moves we can tame it route here, like father like son)
>>5191555Supporting."And that's not even close to the time I've seen dad calm the awoken Groudon. He even made it to the news."
>>5191526>>Challenge her to a one on one battle in the rain.
>>5191555>>5191576>>5191599"How about you? Any standout stories?""Oh, yeah." Youy say, nodding. "There's a pack of wild Houndour and Houndoom in the foothills of the Divide." You begin. "I would've been about twelve. So, I've gone off camping with dad and his Arcanine for the weekend and he's setting up camp when I go for a walk and come across one of their pups.""Oh, Arceus..." Fie says, looking apprehensive, like she's expecting this to be another near miss disaster."So, me not knowing any better, I start playing fetch with it and just start attracting more and more of the pack, who think it's great fun." You explain. "So, I keep throwing sticks and they keep bringing them back for about an hour before dad and Arcanine come looking for me, at which point they scatter. I didn't really think anything of it until we got back home and mum blew up and grounded me for a month for putting myself in so much danger.""Yeah, I'm kind of with your mother there, but I've got to admit, that is pretty damn impressive." Fie admits. "Especially considering that photo of Martha's." She adds. "...Actually, that Eevee of yours, how'd you meet him?" She asks as the thought occurs to her."Found him poking around an old machine shop looking for food." You reply with a modest shrug. "Why?""...Huh." Fie says, looking actually incredulous now. "Eevee are really, really skittish." She explains. "And... yeah, I can actually believe you did that, after that rainstorm." She admits. "Actually, was that the first time you've been attacked by a wild pokemon?">...Yes?>No, it's happened before, I've just been able to get out of the way.>Other
>>5192050>No, it's happened before, I've just been able to get out of the way.
>>5192115>>5192131>>5192161You have to stop and think about that for a moment."...Yes?" You say finally. "Unless I'm forgetting something, but I doubt it." You add."You'd remember." Fie says seriously. "I mean, you're still looking around to see where that Rufflet is." She notes.She's got you there, you have to admit."Well, what's the significance?" You ask."I'm not sure, it's just super weird." Fie admits. "Still, it sounds like a bit of a gift. Maybe it'll develop as you muck about with aura?" She says, then shrugs."Maybe.">Challenge her to a one on one battle in the rain.>Challenge her to another spar.>Ask her for one of her camping stories.>Ask her about her brother.>Other
>>5192179>>Ask her for one of her camping stories.
>>5192179>Ask her for one of her camping stories.
>>5192179>Ask her about her brother.Is he as protective of you as well or more relaxed?
>>5192192>>5192247"You didn't actualy tell one of your stories." You note."Huh. I didn't." Fie admits. "Well, all the ones involving Judy involve her getting drunk and winding up in one of our tents accidentally, usually buck naked. It kind of stopped being funny after the second time." She adds. "And I told you about how I became a trainer and nearly died because I was a dumb twelve year old..." She sighs and shakes her head. "That story of yours kind of blows the majority of mine out of the water." She admits."Hey, this isn't a competition." You note."True..." She admits. "Still, there was that time I tried climbing Mount Aspiration in search of an Alolan Vulpix." She says. "Kind of the reason I hate caves.""What happened?" You ask."I nearly froze to death." Fie says frankly. "If it weren't for Cinder and my then-Carkoal, I probably would've." She adds with a grimace. "I got about halfway up and got lost in the cave network." She explains. "The crazy part is, I woke up back at the roadhouse at the base a couple days later. There's just a mental gap there for two days." She adds."That's... huh." You say.That is kind of crazy."I mean, Mount Aspiration is full of Psychic pokemon, so it could've just been then, but even so, it still weirds me out." She says. "Worst part is, Alolan Vulpix aren't found on Mount Aspiration." She says. "They're mostly found along Route 9, between Ferrisville City and Springreach Town.""Ouch.""Yeah, not my proudest moment." Fie admits."And you give me shit for my misadventures." You say, without any real sting."I've been there, done the stupid shit and lived to tell people not to do it." Fie says with dignity. "Just because you know what you're doing, don't go getting complacent." She advises."Alright, alright." You say, waiving her off.>Challenge her to a spar.>Challenge her to a one on one battle.>Ask about her brother.>Let her go and go put dinner on.>Other
>>5192754>>Challenge her to a one on one battle.
>>5192754>Challenge her to a one on one battle.
>>5192754Time to check on the brother in law>Ask about her brother
>>5192754>>Ask about her brother.>OtherNo make out with Fie option?>Make out with Fie
>>5192754>Challenge her to a spar.But first>Ask about her brother.
>>5192975>>5193018>>5193023"So, anything I ought to know about your brother?" You ask."What do you know about him?" Fie asks in reply."...Pretty easy going." You say as you think on the owner of the local Gym. "I genuinely didn't realise that he was a Gym Leader, he runs the place as a general fitness centre." You admit. "He always struck me as just a pretty cool guy who was really into fitness and personal development."Fie nods."Yeah, that's Daniel." She confirms. "He's the one who suggested I ought to make my challenge about preparedness, fire safety and knowing just what the hell you're doing. Three guesses what his is about." She adds."Fitness, diet and the importance of warm up stretches?""Close. Last one's the importance of not overdoing it." Fie corrects. "And in case you're wondering, no, he's not about to give you a hard time over me." She adds. "Hell, he's more likely to call me and tell me not to scare you off." She adds."Hah. Well, no danger of that." You assure.Fie fidgets and blushes a little at that, but doesn't say anything."So, anything else you want to talk about, or what?" she asks.>Challenge her to a one on one battle.>Challenge her to a spar.>Ask if she wants to make out.>Other
>>5193069>Challenge her to a spar.
>>5193069>Challenge her to a spar.Make out AFTER
>>5193133>>5193160>>5193696>>5193853"Hm... Up for a spar?" You ask.Fie shrugs."Yeah, a quick one." She says, standing, then gives you a look. "This isn't just you looking for an excuse to see me changing, is it?" She asks.You can't tell if she's joking or not.>No.>You got me.>...Uh...>Other
>>5194121>You got me. (sarcastic)
>>5194121>>You got me.I promise to cover my eyes... I didn't promise to not peek through my fingers tho.
>>5194121>You got me.
>>5194186>supportwith as much dry wit as possible.
>>5194186>>5194515>>5194552"You got me." You say sarcastically. "No, I just feel like getting some exercise. The weather doesn't really enter into it." You add.Fie's still giving you a look."Oh fine, I promise to cover my eyes outside the tent." You add. "I reserve the right to look through them though." You add when she looks like she's relaxing."This is her cue to close the gap and punch you, playfully, in the arm.>Run outside and get started.>Jokingly ask if she'd prefer a one on one battle.>Jokingly ask if she'd rather wrestle here.>Other.
>>5194798>>Jokingly ask if she'd rather wrestle here.
>>5194798>Jokingly ask if she'd rather wrestle here.Nice buildup. I dunno if any of this is realistic or not, but I like this buildup
>>5194798>OtherPrepare by switching to some swimming shorts since we will get wet anyway.Also call the agressive bird to watch the fight and stay in the dry tent.
>>5194798>Run outside and get started.
>>5194798>Run outside and get started.Nothing like a fight in the rain, I suppose
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I already came. Quest over.
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>>5195182>>5195222>>5195225>>5195249You chuckle and duck out of the tent, around the group and out into the rain.Fie follows and shortly, you're both trading blows as you're very quickly starting to soak.>Roll.
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>>5195306>>5195325>>5195348>>5195352It seems like Fie's back on form today, because she's giving you a real workout.This is just what you needed: It's not no-holds-barred, but Fie is a really, really good fighter-Your line of thought is cut short however as you slip on the wet leaves. It then terminates in shock and pain as the kick Fie just through misses your thigh and instead lands square in your groin.You give a yelp and roll around in the dirt, trying not to swear or groan too much as you're wracked by pain.You're dimly aware of Fie releasing Cinder and being carried back to your tent and her getting your towel and looking very contrite and embarrassed all the while.>Tough it out and insist you keep going.>Okay, maybe that wasn't the best idea. One on one battle isntead?>...Wrestle instead?>Other
>>5195357>>Other>Payback. Kick her in her balls.
>>5195357>Other>Hey Latias, I know I just asked you to heal me... I promise it won't become an habitude...
>>5195357>>...Wrestle instead?>>OtherPlease take care not to damage the family jewels.I still want to be a dad some day.
>>5195358Ill support this lol
>>5195387>>5195489>>5195506"...Wrestle instead?" You ask weakly."Well, I can't deny you've got guts." She admits as you strip out of your now soaked and muddy clothes.You can see Fie pretending not to watch, but she's clearly enjoying the view.You're just about to start putting on dry clothes when the tent flap opens and Kathryn pokes her head in."Everything- Oh." Kathryn says, blinking."Uh...""I'll just leave you guys to it." She says."Wait, what-" Fie begins, before Kathryn seals the tent again, leaving you and Fie sat there staring.>Get dressed, go out and correct her.>Well, damage is done.>Let Fie handle it, get dressed.>Other
>>5195916>>Well, damage is done.
>>5195916>Well, damage is done.>Let Fie handle it if she wants, get dressed.
>>5195916>Get dressed, go out and correct her.
>>5195916>Well, damage is done.>>Let Fie handle it, get dressed.
>>5195918>>5195958>>5195966>>5195969"Well, she's got ideas." You say as you start pulling on dry clothes."I'll handle it." Fie says, going to the tentflap and following Kathryn out.Now alone, you quickly finish changing, before going out yourself."...And you're sure you weren't-" Kathryn says, then blushes as she catches sight of you."We weren't fooling around." You assure.You're still goddamn sore, but that's beside the point."But why were you in there then?" She asks Fie. "While he was changing.""Art appreciation." Fie admits, shamelessly. "Speaking of changing, think I will as well." She adds, before ducking into your tent.Kathryn turns to you and gives you a questioning look.>Seriously, it was nothing.>Why're you so worried?>Other
>>5196096>>Why're you so worried?>I know I look like a walking disaster storm, but think of me as a trouble lightning rod
>>5196096>>Seriously, it was nothing.
>>5196096>Seriously, it was nothing.I mean, we have our muddy clothes to prove it.
>>5196111>>5196257>>5196400"Why're you so worried?" You ask, feeling exasperated. "I was just changing. I've got the muddy clothes to prove it." You add."How do I know you're not putting on an act?" Kathryn asks.You can't tell if she's actually serious or not."I didn't get kicked in the balls for sympathy, if that's what you're suggesting." You say with dignity. "And I know I look like a walking disaster storm, but I'm more like a trouble lightning rod." You add."So you didn't fall over on purpose?" Kathryn asks."No, I slipped. If it had've been on purpose, it would've been way more controlled." You say. "Also, not somewhere I was clearing of blackberry not even an hour ago." You add."Okay, that's fair." Kathryn admits, finally sounding convinced.It's getting late now and it's about time you started thinking about dinner, to your eye.>Start preparing dinner.>See if Fie is up for a one on one battle.>Study your map.>Study your pokedex more.>Talk with someone.>Other
>>5196598>Start preparing dinner.Some beans and sausage sound right in rainy weather.Ask Gareth to help with the salad.
>>5196598>>Study your map>>Play with one of your Pokemon
>>5196598>Start preparing dinner.
>>5196619>>5196842>>5196873>>5196888Thefire's got a nice bed of coals going now, so after knocking and getting a 'come in' from Fie, you retrieve your cooking utensils and your food and start preparing dinner.It's a bit of an eclectic mess of ingredients that everyone provides, but the core ingredients you have to work with are sausages and beans.Adding in the dried vegetables everyone else provides, you quickly manage to throw together some 'bullshit stew', as the Junior Ranger Leader who ran your local group called it.You don'thave that much in the way of spices or whatnot to work with, but soon enough, everyone else is eyeing the bubbling pot as you put some potatoes on to boil and prepare a damper."How did you get so good at cooking like this?" Holly asks, mystified as she watches you work."A lot of practice." You reply modestly."I'd have thought you'd need at least a table to work with." She admits, sounding embarrassed."It'd be nice, but it's not a hard requirement." You assure. "I mean, if I were feeling lazy, I just could've put some canned beans in the pot, but that's hardly going to feed everyone." You add reasonably."Eh, depends how many cans you put onto cook." Martha chips in from across the fire. "Still, I'm not about to complain about having someone in the group who can cook worth a damn." She says."Wait, I thought Kathryn could cook." You say as Holly looks just as surprised as you."No, Kathryn [i]likes[/i] cooking." Kathryn corrects as the girl in question fidgets. "She's banned from cooking group meals unless she's got supervision." She elaborates."Huh." You say intelligently. That's kind of interesting, considering where you got that impression.Shortly thereafter, you've got nothing to do again as you set the timer for the stew and look around the camp:It's stopped raining for the moment, but there's no telling when it'll start again.Jean and Gareth are meditating by the flap to her tent, while Martha and Kathryn seem to be having a cutthroat round of some game on their phones while Judy reads something absently on hers.Holly is looking around with an attitude of uncertainty, while just in the door to your tent, Fie is sat grooming her Flareon.>Get some training in.>Study your pokedex.>Study your map.>Talk with someone.>Other
>>5196967>>Talk with someone.>OtherTalk with Holly>Hey Holly i have a grooming kit that i recently bought. Your pokemon look very well groomed. Would you mind showing me how to take better care of mine?
>>5196969Support.That and train sage and rusty to make them evolve. If the place is clear enough, bond with Latias
>>5196969+1man everybody and everything is cockblocking our boy Alex
>>5196969Also call over Rufflet to have him groomed as well.
>>5196969>support>call Rufflet over so we can groom him. He did good.
>>5196969>>5196983>>5196984>>5197036>>5197135>>5197229Looking over at Fie reminds you: You've got a grooming kit as well.And this is the first good opportunity you've had to actually give your pokemon some treatment."Hey, I brought a grooming kit back in Newport." You say to Holly. "And it looks like you've taken good care of Checkers. You mind showing me how to make the most of it?" You ask."Oh, uh... I guess?" She says taken off-guard by the question.You nod before going and retrieving your kit and laying it out."Oh, it's a beginner's kit..." Holly says. "It's pretty basic, but that's the whole point." She adds, before releasing Checkers and starting on brushing him. "Every pokemon's different, but you need a firm hand to get any shed fur out..." She begins, frowning as though recalling lectures she's received on the subject.>Groom Sage>Groom Volta>Groom Kay O-o>Groom Rusty>Groom Latias
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>>5195306>>5198053In this tread I won't roll above 10 to compensate my luck last time
>>5198054Back to bad rolls anon?Thankfully we already had 3 rolls so everything will be fine.
>>5197944>>5197961>>5198000You listen closely and do as she says as you watch her with Checkers.Sage squirms and yelps a little at the beginning, but she soon settles down as you find a pressure she seems to like and lets you brush her with nary a complaint from then on as you work the dead fur and some minor tangles out of her fur."You're good at this." Holly says as she moves onto Cotton, who seems to be a very patient Swablu with how he sits through Holly going through the manual in the beginners kit for handling feathers."Thanks." You say as Sage, evidently feeling that you've done enough, jumps up and goes and sits by the fire, the picture of contentment.In fairness, you have tidied her up quite well, if not quite as thoroughly as Holly has Checkers.>Bring Sage back and finish up.>Groom the rest of your team.>Other
>>5198737>>Groom the rest of your team. We can practice to be more through later, just get the basics now.>Start with Rufflet. He doesn't sleep in a pokeball and has to get a reward for keeping watch over the camp.
>>5198737>Groom the rest of your team.
>>5198743>>5198793>>5198807>>5198835You let her go and wave to where Rufflet is roosting in a nearby tree.He flutters down, but upon seeing the grooming kit, backs up, puffing himself up and scattering water everywhere.>Leave Rufflet be.>Insist on grooming him.>Bribe him with treats.>Other
>>5198848>Bribe him with treats.
>>5198848>Bribe him with treats
>>5198848>Leave Rufflet be.
>>5198848>Bribe him with treats.>>OtherRufflet if you want to be strong you need to eat well and be clean to stay healthy.
>>5198859>>5198927>>5198950>>5198956>>5199247You hold up a finger, then go and grab the container of poke treats and shake a few out for Rufflet.He tilts his head, regarding them and you before hopping over and starting on eating as you start brushing the dirt out from his feathers along with some tiny mites you see on his feathers, frowning as you try and get them all.They must be unbearably itchy.Looking in the basics kit, you find some powder that, after a quick glance at the label, confirms that it'll kill the mights.Once you're done brushing Rufflet down, you cover him in the powder. He shakes and squawks, but afterward, he definitely seems to be relieved as he flutters back up to his perch and settles in."Right, that's not a bad idea." Holly admits. "Can I have that powder?" She asks.You hand it over and watch as she treats Swablu as you move on to Rusty and start polishing his carapace, much to his evident delight.You briefly wonder what sort of mites he might have to deal with then quickly move on to other subjects, because the thought of tiny little insects capable of chewing through his metallic hide is absolutely terrifying.You just hope it's your imagination.>Nope, that's bothering you, check your pokedex for information on what maladies can afflict Aron.>Just put a pin in that and focus on grooming everyone else.>Other
>>5199625>>Nope, that's bothering you, check your pokedex for information on what maladies can afflict Aron.
>>5199625>>Nope, that's bothering you, check your pokedex for information on what maladies can afflict Aron.Rusty is going to be big and strong one day>OtherSee if we can catch the mites with a poke ball...
>>5199660the mites are dead lmao
>>5199625>>Nope, that's bothering you, check your pokedex for information on what maladies can afflict Aron.Freshly hatched metal ants perhaps before they grow up.
>>5199625>Nope, that's bothering you, check your pokedex for information on what maladies can afflict Aron.
>>5199676wow, new pokemon! Bug/Ghost, "deadmites".stats are directly correlated to HP, as more HP means a bigger Swarm
>>5199638>>5199660>>5199691>>5199829>>5199834Nope, you've got to know now.A quick search in your pokedex later reveals that yes, Aron actually do get infested with little metal-eating parasites and the infestations can get pretty severe.The entry also notes that the Aron line tend to combat this by wallowing in dust or mud and that they've been known to let bird pokemon to peck at them to get at the mites.Aside from those pests, the only real issue that Aron have is with iron deficiency leading to a weak and brittle carapace leaving them vulnerable to predators that would otherwise steer clear of them.There's also a footnote that this latter malady is a common problem among Aron in the hands of inexperienced trainers who aren't as informed about their charges' diets as they should be.You make a mental note to see if you can't get Aron some scrap iron or something in Silveridge then refocus on polishing him, pausing after you're done to give the stew a stir before moving onto the rest of your team.You chat a little with Holly while you work and learn that aside from Checkers, she doesn't actually know that much about pokemon.Which, if that dream-version of her father is any indication, is further evidence he's a shitbag, in your view.It's not long before you've finished grooming everyone, barring Latias, who for the sake of yours and everyone elses space, you decide to let be for the time being.You even give the egg a polish before putting the incubator back in your tent for the time being.You're no expert, but you think there's a good chance it should hatch within the next day or so, with how it moved under your hands.The sun's setting in earnest now and the rain's coming down again.Martha and Judy are hanging up electric lamps so you've got some proper light and everyone's just waiting for the stew to cook at this stage.>How about that game?>Spend some more time with your pokemon.>Talk with someone (Who?)>Study your map.>Study where different pokemon can be found.>Other
>>5199921>>How about that game?
>>5200003>>5200028>>5200048>>5200054"So when's dinner?" Martha asks."It's going to need at least another hour." You reply. "Still, it's starting to get late. How about that game?" You ask.There's some discussion at this, before the consensus comes back in the affirmative."Alright, let's gather on 'round." Kathryn says, clapping her hands once as everyone pulls up a seat by the fire. "Alex, you can go first, since you started this." She adds.>Challenge Fie>Challenge Gareth>Challenge Holly>Challenge Kathryn>Challenge Jean>Challenge Martha>Challenge Judy>Someone else can start.>OtherAlso, write in some questions and dares.Most popular one will be the one that gets written up.
>>5200569>Challenge Gareth>Have your aura abilities ever landed you in any trouble?Gotta start things off slowly.
>>5200676+1 let's go!
>>5200676>>5200691>>5200715>>5200814"Gareth." You say after a moment's thought."Yes?" He asks."Truth or Dare?""Uh... truth?" He asks cautiously.You have to think for a second now, but it's no real surprise he went with truth, all things considered."Have your aura abilities ever landed you in any trouble?" You ask eventually."...Yes." Gareth says after a moment, very cautiously.To his immediate right, Jean blushes, though that might just be the fire. It's nice and hot now."Care to elaborate?" Martha asks, grinning. "Can't just leave things there." She notes."I... er... gave someone the wrong impression." He says awkwardly. "This was years ago, mind. I was young and didn't know any better." He adds hastily.He looks distinctly uncomfortable."Alright. Fair enough." You say, nodding. "Your turn." You say, indicating to him."Alex. Truth or-""Nope. No back and forth." Martha says, holding up a hand."Alright, then... Judy." He says after a moment. "Truth or Dare?""Dare." Judy says, with no hesitation."Um... I dare you to..." He stops, clearly thinking."Take your time." Judy says."I dare you to do twenty push-ups in the rain." Gareth says at last, looking like he's had a stroke of inspiration."Aw. Alright." Judy sighs, before going out into the rain, assuming the position and, to her credit, doing just that, even though she has to stop and give her arms a break twice in the process, before brushing herself off and coming to sit down again, dripping wet and flushed with exertion. "Okay. Holly." She says."Y-yes?" Holly squeaks."Truth or Dare~" Judy sing songs."Um... D-dare." Holly says.You wince in sympathy. She's going to be doing a lot of dares tonight, you don't doubt."I dare you... to kiss one of the boys." Judy says impishly.Holly blanches."Wait, what-?" Gareth manages before Holly gets a determined look in her eyes, rounds the fire and kisses you full on the mouth.>Kiss back.>Just leave her be.>Other
>>5200867anons will disagree but>Kiss back.fuck it lol
>>5200867>Just leave her be.Enjoy the moment, but resist the urge
>>5200968>>5200867>>Other>Must... COOM!!!! >run out of tent embarrassed like a little boy
>>5200867>Just leave her be.So what just forget about Fie? Nah senpai.
>>5200867>Just leave her be>"I'm flattered Holly, but I'm not interested">"This was extremely brave of you, I'm impressed."
>>5200867>>Just leave her be.
>>5200867>Just leave her be.Guess things are picking up quick.
>>5200867>Just leave her be.>>OtherJudy that wasn't nice of you teasing Holly like that.You also know I'm dating Fie so prepare for a punishment round.
>>5200970>>5201016>>5201111>>5201212>>5201250The moment stretches before Holly steps back, blushing furiously."Okay, that was pretty brave of you." You admit, before turning to Judy. "That wasn't very nice." You note as Holly looks away, still blushing and resumes her prior seat."Oh yeah?" Judy asks, grinning. "Watcha gonna do about it?" She asks.There's no malice in her look, just excitement.Apparently, she's already having fun."You'll see." You reply.>Challenge Judy>Challenge Fie>Challenge Martha>Challenge Kathryn>Challenge Jean>Challenge Gareth
>>5202059Hey, it's Holly turn, not ours.
>>5202080Shit, you're right.Ugh. Tired today, ignore me.
Ignore >>5202059 (You) OP is tired.>>5200970>>5201016>>5201111>>5201212>>5201250The moment stretches before Holly steps back, blushing furiously."Okay, that was pretty brave of you." You admit, before turning to Judy. "That wasn't very nice." You note as Holly looks away, still blushing and resumes her prior seat."Oh yeah?" Judy asks, grinning. "Watcha gonna do about it?" She asks.There's no malice in her look, just excitement.Apparently, she's already having fun."You'll see." You reply, before attention shifts back to Holly."Um... J-Jean." She stammers, blushing again. "Truth or Dare?" She asks in a rushYou have to fight back a scowl. Judy's got Holly's head in the gutter now, it seems."Dare." Jean says, without a moment's hesitation.Holly swallows."I dare you... togocommandotomorrow." She says in a rush.Jean grins."How d'you know I haven't been all this time?" She asks, before grinning wider at the look on Holly's face. "And how're you going to check?" She asks."I-I'll... ch-check." She manages, looking like she's about to faint.Jean nods."Alright. Now... in the interest of it being way too early for those sorts of dares, Judy, Alex, Truth or Dare?" She asks.>Truth>Dare
>>5202097>DareBecause this is were the fun begins.
>>5202184>>5202131>>5202112"Dare." You say.There's not much in the way of truth that would be that interesting anyway."One sec..." Jean says, before disappearing into one of the other tents before re-emerging wearing a glove and holding a bright red berry with squat spikes you recognise as a Tamato Berry.Oh boy."I dare you to take a bite out of this." She says.>Uh-uh.>Take a bite.>Eat the whole thing.>Other
Also, stuff to include for dares and truth questions would be great. And quite probably going to be more interesting than what I can come up with by myself.
>>5202218>Eat the whole thing!"That all you *-URK-* got?!?!"Dare*Produce Old Amber from backpack* I dare you to lick this!
>>5202218>Take a bite.>Endure it like a boss>Judy, Truth or Dare?Dare to kiss one of the girls. That'll teach herTruth : why did you put Holly and I in such a spot earlier? To check my reactions?
>>5202218>Take a bite.
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>>5203113>>5203134>>5203139https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGgyIkGQ5IgYou take the Tamato Berry and bite into it before Jean can say anything.She stares as your mouth turns into an apocalyptic inferno of-Arceus above, why did you do this? Hot damn, that's spicy.All told, you manage to keep it together as your eyes tear up, you start to visibly sweat and turn as red as the berry you're holding as you chew.>Add the rest to the stew.>Eat the rest.>Try find some long-life milk.>Other
>>5203153>Add the rest to the stew.Will be nice seasonning.
>>5203153>Eat the rest.Do not break eye contact.
>>5203153>Add the rest to the stew.
>>5203176>>5203236"Damn. These do have a kick to them." You note, blinking away tears before cutting up the rest and adding it to the stew before washing your hands."Well. That's going to warm us up." Fie says while Jean continues to stare at you.She clearly was expecting you to have a much more intense reaction to trying to eat a berry that's ninety percent capsaicin."Right then, my turn again." You say, clapping your hand.You kind of wish you hadn't just did what you did, since you could've dared Judy to eat one, but it is pretty nippy, so everyone's probably going to appreciate the warming effect when the stew's properly cooked.>Challenge Judy>Challenge Fie>Challenge Martha>Challenge Kathryn>Challenge Holly>Challenge Gareth
>>5203246Reiterating my last input>Judy, Truth or Dare?Dare to kiss one of the girls. That'll teach herTruth : why did you put Holly and I in such a spot earlier? To check my reactions?
>>5203246>paprika stewYum>>5203246>>5203253Frame it in a less accusatory manner.Dare her to kiss one of the girls.
>>5203246>>5203337>Frame it in a less accusatory manner.This>>5203246>She clearly was expecting you to have a much more intense reaction to trying to eat a berry that's ninety percent capsaicin.Its clearly from Jessie based on that video >>5203153
>>5203253Look in her defence she was told to kiss one of the boys, Holly was the one who choose us instead of Gareth>Challenge Judy>Dare Kiss one of the Girls.>Truth what's the most embarrassing thing you've ever done.
>>5203253>>5203300>>5203337>>5203375>>5203650"Judy." You say."Yeeees~?" She asks, leaning forward."Truth or Dare.""Dare."Apparently, she's as willing to take it as dish it out, which isn't really a surprise, you suppose, considering what Fie said she's like."I dare you to kiss one of the other girls." You say."Don't threaten me with a good time." She says, before turning to her immediate left and all but pouncing on Martha, who flails as she's pushed down as Judy proceeds to do exactly as you say and then some until Martha physically lifts her off.An effort that takes more effort than you'd have thought necessarily, except Judy apparently was clining to her like a limpet."Please don't encourage her." Martha says, shooting you a filthy look as she keeps Judy from resuming where she left off."My turn." Judy notes, prompting Martha to release her."Martha, Truth or Dare." Judy says."Truth." Martha says instantly. "And if you ask when the last time I got off was, Judy, I'll throw you into the lake." She warns."Aw. Okay then, do you have a crush on Alex?" She asks."No." Martha replies bluntly, before turning to you. "I respect you, but you're a bit too wet behind the ears for my taste." She says.Huh. Well that's a thing."Alright, Fie, Truth or Dare?" Martha asks directly afterward."Dare." Fie replies."I dare you to go jump in the lake." Martha says."Arceus, give me a hard one, why don't you?" Fie says, rolling her eyes and walking off into the dark, followed by Cinder a moment later with a towel as she releases one of her team which uses either Flash or Sunny Day to give her some light as she crosses to the lake shore, wades out up to her knees, then bombs into the water.A moment later, there's the sound of splashing as she surfaces, intermingled with a stream of profanity, as she walks out, before being bundled up by Cinder who promptly returns her, soping wet to the fire."Arceus, Martha d'you have any idea how cold it is in there?" Fie demands."Hm. Must be pretty cold to get that many emphatic 'fucks' out of you." Martha admits."Yeah, no shit." Fie grumbles. "Alex, Truth or Dare?" She asks once she's a little more composed.>Truth>Dare>You okay?
>>5204088>TruthNext one, we do it to Kathryn because she's been left out this whole time
>>5204088>DareI"ll go for our boy Gareth next
>>5204141>>5204233>>5204238>>5204337>>5204365>>5204514"Truth." You reply."What're you going to do if we run into that old friend of yours on the road?" Fie asks.You suppose that considering how much you've shared so far, more nuanced questions from her are to be expected.>There will probably be a very enthusiastic PDA.>We're probably going to be catching up for a while.>Probably nothing too out there.>Other
>>5204970>There will probably be a very enthusiastic PDA. Seriously though we're probably going to be catching up for a while.
>>5204970Pretty normal I think. >We're probably going to be catching up for a while.
>>5204970>>Probably nothing too out there.She slept with Mike, she doesn't matter to me any more.
>>5204970>We're probably going to be catching up for a while.
>>5205255>SupportWe need to get a pokegear next time we're in town.
>>5205526Your pokedex doubles as a phone\pokedex.
>>5205255>>5205353>>5205405>>5205526"We're probably going to be catching up for a while." You reply seriously.There's a collective 'ooh' from the other girls before Fie just nods with a grin."Well, I hope that shakes out." She says, before indicating it's your turn.>Challenge Judy>Challenge Jean>Challenge Martha>Challenge Kathryn>Challenge Holly>Challenge Gareth
>>5205880>Challenge GarethGoing with this to avoid a three way tie
>>5205933>>5206125"Gareth." You say, making him jump."Er... Dare." He says, pre-empting you."Okay, I dare you to confes how you feel to Jean." You say.It's pretty clear to you that they're crushing hard on each other, but they seem to be dancing around each other.As if to confirm your suspicion, they both gape at you and blush bright red."E-er... um... uh, Jean?" He stammers out, looking rather like he's about to faint. "I... I, er... I really, um... like you..." He manages awkwardly.Opposite you, Kathryn gives you a thumbs up and a wink as Jean fidgets."Yeah, I... I like you too." Jean admits, before there's an awkward pause. "It's your turn." She prompts, apparently deciding to deflect instead of delving further into that, though they do seem to be subtly gravitating together as Gareth thinks."Kathryn." He says. "Truth or dare?""Dare." Kathryn replies."Okay, I dare you to sit on Alex." Gareth replies.You roll your eyes as Kathryn stands and rounds the fire.>Grin and bare it.>Shift aside.>Other.Feel free to write in dares and questions for other characters as well, by the by.
>>5206165>>Shift aside.>"I am tired of being the go-to man-object, I'll make this hard, you'll have to catch me!">Jump on your feet and sprint away.
>>5206165>OtherLay on out stomach.At least make it more challenging Gareth...
>>5206190>>5206228You quickly lay out flat on your stomach as Kathryn sits down.She's a big, solid young woman, but laid out on your stomach like this, you have no trouble comfortably supporting her."Huh. You're actually kind of comfy." Kathryn says, looking down at you as Fie giggles at the sight of the pair of you."Don't mention it." You reply. "At least make it more challenging next time, Gareth." You add as he gives the stew a stir in your stead."Anyway, I guess it's my turn now." Kathryn says, looking around at the others. "Hm... Holly." She says."Um... Dare, again." Holly replies and you hear a rustle as she presumably puts her pokedex down."I dare you to do situps until it's your turn again." Kathryn replies.Holly nods before laying back and starting."Judy..." Holly says as she completes her first and lowers herself back down again.You've got a really awkward angle, so you can't see her around Kathryn's knee, but it sounds like she's doing pretty well."Truth." Judy says, instantly."Out of everyone here..." Holly says. "Who would you like to date the most?" She asks.That sounds like a question straight off some list, but you suppose it's as valid a means of coming up with questions and dares as any."Hm. Who I'd like to date the most?" Judy says, sounding actually genuinely thoughtful. "For a serious answer, I guess Alex?" She says, sounding unsure. "Gareth has his thing and everyone else has their own deals, but Alex doesn't seem to have much going on." She explains. "Just for a date though, probably have to go for you though, Holly." She adds, earning a strangled noise from her in between her light breathing as she presumably keeps on with the push-ups."Speaking of Alex..." Judy says, with an air of teasing. "Truth or dare?">Truth. This is surely the safer option.>Dare. This is surely the less embarrassing option.
>>5206268>Truth. This is surely the safer option.
>>5206268>everyone else has their own dealsDamn, Fie is having something going on?
>>5206276Yeah, she's a gym leader.Jean's going into paleontology. Kathryn's going into breeding. Martha's doing athletics and Gareth has his aura guardian shtick.Judy doesn't know that much about Holly, so that leaves Alex, who, while a trainer, hasn't really expressed much in the way of ambition yet.Could've probably have made that clearer what I meant by 'deals', I guess.
>>5206274>>5206303>>5206308"Truth." You reply.This has to be the safer option. It has to be."D'you ever watch porn?" Judy asks, boldly."Judy, Arceus's sake..." Jean scolds."What? it's clean enough." Judy defends."Ugh..." Jean shakes her head in exasperation.>Nope.>Yes.>Occasionally.>I have a younger brother and sister and I'm the one with the most responsibility in the family. Do you think I have the *time* let alone the *privacy* to watch porn?>Other
>>5206315>>I have a younger brother and sister and I'm the one with the most responsibility in the family. Do you think I have the *time* let alone the *privacy* to watch porn?
>>5206315>Occasionally.How about we have Fie prankcall a gymleader assuming she picks dare
>>5206315>I have a younger brother and sister and I'm the one with the most responsibility in the family. Do you think I have the *time* let alone the *privacy* to watch porn?
>>5206318>>5206360>>5206369"I have a younger brother and sister and I'm the one with the most responsibility in the family." You say. "Do you think I have the *time* let alone the *privacy* to watch porn?" You ask."Oh." Judy shrugs. "No, I guess you don't." She admits.You shake your head. It's your turn again.>Challenge Fie>Challenge Jean>Challenge Martha>Challenge Kathryn>Challenge Holly>Challenge Gareth
>>5207021>Challenge FieAnother idea will come to me any moment now, surely.
>>5207021>Challenge FieDare. Prank call your brother.>Truth.Who was your first crush?
>>5207027>>5207287>>5207377>>5207380"Fie.""Truth." Fie replies, instantly. "I'm too damn cold to bother with a dare right now." She adds."Okay, who was your first crush?" You ask."Ian, the Water-specialist of the Elite Four." Fie replies. "Though, at the time, he was just another trainer." She adds."What, that blonde surfer-guy?" You ask."Yeah." Fie confirms, eliciting giggling from the other girls. "He was my first clue that dad was going to be a pain in the ass when it came to dating." She adds.You feel a degree of smug satisfaction at this.Of course, you've not met Fie's father yet, but you feel confident you can at least make an impression if it comes to it."Um... Fie...?" Holly asks, breathlessly.Apparently, she's still making good on her dare."Right. Holly, truth or dare?" Fie asks after a beat."Dare." Holly replies."You are just a glutton for punishment." Fie comments. "Alright, I'll give you an easy one. I dare you to sit next to Kathryn." She says."Oh, come on!" You say, prompting everyone else to laugh as Kathryn shifts to make room for her. "Why am I the go-to for this?" You ask."You're straight-laced and basically unflappable." Fie replies. "I don't know about anyone else, but I'm kind of curious to see what it takes to make you squirm." She admits as Holly parks herself on your upper back.Fortunately, next to Kathryn, she doesn't weigh much, but you're going to need a break soon.Dinner is going to be ready shortly by the smell of it though, so you should get it."Um, Alex..." Holly says after a brief silence. "Truth or dare?" She asks.>Truth>Dare>Dinner's going to be ready in a minute.
>>5207434>Dinner's going to be ready in a minute.Can't have the food burnt.
>>5207434>Dare>>Dinner's going to be ready in a minute.Someone start serving it.
>>5207434>Truth>Dinner's going to be ready in a minute.Two birds, one stone
>>5207474>>5207496>>5207876>>5208026>>5208036>>5208065>>5208405"Dinner's going to be ready in a minute." You note."I'll serve." Judy says, which for some reason sets off alarm bells in the back of your head.Still, it's Holly. What's the worst that could happen?"Dare." You say at last."I... I dare you to... to..." She stammers.Uh oh. She's stammering again."Holly, what sort of list are you getting your dares from?" You ask, a suspicion forming.She jumps, guiltily."U-um..." She says, fidgeting guiltily. "K-Kathryn showed it to me...!" She admits in a rush."How did you know?" Kathryn asks, peering down at you."The last dare you made sounded like it was off some sort of list." You reply.>Exactly how lewd is this one you're tripping over yourself?>Just let her get it out. It can't be that bad.>Other
>>5208708>Exactly how lewd is this one you're tripping over yourself?hand holding
>>5208708>>Just let her get it out. It can't be that bad.
In the interest of making sure we're all on the same page, I do have a lewd dare in mind, but suggestions are doubly welcome here.
>>5208708>Exactly how lewd is this one you're tripping over yourself?I mean Holly doesn't have to even go with the dare in question if she doesn't want to, but I do kinda want to know what this dare is.
>>5208708>Exactly how lewd is this one you're tripping over yourself?
>>5208712>>5208998>>5209001"Exactly how lewd is this one you're tripping over yourself?" You ask."Um..." She manages. "S-skinny dipping. With..." She trails off."That's insane." Fie says. "It's *freezing* out there." She adds."Who's he got to go for a swim with?" Judy asks, leaning in."Um..." Holly says, fidgeting as the rain continues to patter down on the tarp overhead. "M-me." She says.>...How about let's not?>Let's defer that to another time and just have dinner, huh?>Well, you've sure got guts, I'll give you that.>If you're game, I'm game.>Other
>>5209007>...How about let's not?> That isn't going to be fun for either of us. So what do you guys say we call the game here and eat.
>>5209032>>5209050"...How about let's not." You reply diplomatically. "That's not going to be much fun for either of us." You add."Y-yeah, I guess..." Holly agrees."Anyway, dinner's ready. How about we call time and eat?" You suggest."Probably for the best." Martha agrees.Kathryn stands and stretches, followed by Holly, who hesitates, before handing you a bowl of stew and potato along with some of the damper before sitting down next to you."Sorry." She says, chancing a look your way.>It's okay.>I've got to admit, you've got guts suggesting a dare like that, but you don't have to prove anything.>Why didn't you pick a different dare?>Other
>>5209067>I've got to admit, you've got guts suggesting a dare like that, but you don't have to prove anything.
>>5209067>>I've got to admit, you've got guts suggesting dare like that, but you don't have to prove anything.
>>5209067>>I've got to admit, you've got guts suggesting a dare like that, but you don't have to prove anything.
>>5209067>I've got to admit, you've got guts suggesting a dare like that, but you don't have to prove anything>OtherDon't let the other girls rope you into everything they can get away with.One too many pranks among friends can make things go sour.
>>5209077>>5209100>>5209132(Didn't see first time)>>5209142"You know, you've got guts suggesting a dare like that, but you don't have to prove anything." You say to Holly."I... I know." She says, nodding. "But like Fie said, it's fun teasing you with how unflappable you are." She replies."And what if I'd said okay?"She fidgets."Well... I guess we'd have gone for a swim." She says, studying her bowl intently."Don't let the other girls rope you into everything they can get away with. One too many pranks among friends can make things go sour." You note, deciding to caution her now. "Judy doesn't seem to know when to leave well enough alone. She likes making people squirm too much."She nods."I know." She says. "But... I wanted to," She admits. "I thought'd be like that dream." She adds, looking at youThere's something in that look you can't quite place. She's not pouting, or scowling, but there's something there, but you're not quite sure what.>Just drop it and eat dinner.>Okay, what's this really about?>...Want to talk about it after dinner?>Other
>>5209149>Want to talk about it after dinner?
>>5209149>...Want to talk about it after dinner?I think someone has a crush.
>>5209149>...Want to talk about it after dinner?One punching out her abusive father's dream version and she's fallen real hard for us. That's a problem.
>>5209340Girl has clearly been both sheltered AND abused as all fuck. Why do you think she wouldn't go for the first thing that isn't her father that she sees? Luckily for her, we aren't a gang leader or a predator or she would be in a LOT of fucking trouble.
>>5209149>...Want to talk about it after dinner?
>>5209313>>5209320>>5209340>>5209386"D'you want to talk about it after dinner?" You ask."I guess." She replies.It's not long before you've finished dinner and Martha starts washing up, at which time, you give Holly a nudge and nod to your tent.Fie sees you go and gives you a smile and a thumbs up, before you go in and indicate for Holly to sit down."Alright, it's just us." You say, making yourself comfortable on your sleeping bag.She takes a deep breath, then lets it out slowly."Okay. So, um... you know that dream the other night?" She asks."How could I forget?" You ask rhetorically."Well, um... I've been feeling... less scared since you um, shattered that thing." She says awkwardly. "Judy's Gardevoir said it was a representation of um..." She trails off, then shakes her head. "Of my fear of my father." She fidgets. "Apparently, what you did amounted to, er... psychic spring-cleaning. And I've been feeling more confident and less afraid since." She explains."You don't owe me anything for that." You say. "I couldn't just stand by and let that thing throw you around." You note. "Besides, it could've turned on the rest of us."She shakes her head."It wouldn't have." She says, with certainty. "Still..." She fidgets. "I've... um... been having other dreams since..." She says, now starting to blush. "Nicer ones...">Oh yeah? What about?>Nod and let her continue.>Other
>>5209690>>Nod and let her continue.
>>5209690>Nod and let her continue.
>>5209697>>5209812>>5209828You nod and indicate for her to continue."Well, that's good to hear." You say. You can hazard a guess as to the nature of them, but you're sure if you press her, Holly is going to clam up faster than you can blink."Um... y-you um... feature in them..." She mumbles fidgeting as she fiddles with the hem of her dress."Is that so?" You say.She nods, visibly pink now, even in the dim light coming through the tent door."I um..." She squirms. "I r-really like y-you." She manages, flushing bright red now.Well, that's about what you expected, the only question now is how you're going to deal with this. This is a lot heavier and more fraught than you were anticipating and you get the feeling you could make an absolute mess of things if you say the wrong thing, one way or another.>Let her down gently.>Put your foot down.>See if she has anything else to say.>Give her a hug.>How the hell are you supposed to handle this?>...Okay, good talk.>Ask Fie for advice.>Other
I want more discussion before I vote on this, as it is extremely important. What do you guys think about this? Anybody?
>>5209877>>5209918I'm torn between letting her down gently and asking Fie for advice, on the one hand letting someone gently is (almost) the right way to handle something like this but this is clearly an unique situation since it's caused by psychicdreamsharing
In my opinion, we should firmely, but extremely nicely, reject her.For me Alex is only interested on Fie
>>5209877>Let her down gentlyI'm glad that you feel that way about me and I would have likely hit on you too if I didn't already have a crush on Fie.Regardless what comes next we can still be friends and you can count on me to help you when in need.Are you going to be allright?
>>5209877>How the hell are you supposed to handle this?>See if she has anything else to say.I'm really just putting off the inevitable here
>>5209918Let her down gently.Girl is possibly affected by us via her dream so we need to take care not to harm her.Also we already jumped the gun and fixated on Fie.That can only be explained as a ''Love on first sight'' moment
>>5210509>support>Beg Fie for help with our eyes.
>>5210016>>5210046>>5210048>>5210509>>5210547>>5210585Got something of a tie here, so:>Let her down gently.>Ask Fie for advice.
>>5210702>>Ask Fie for advice.
>>5210702>Ask Fie for advice.This is not going well. AT ALL.
>>5210702>Ask fie for advice
>>5210705>>5210804>>5211055"Um..." You say, fighting back panic. "Can- can I put a pin in this conversation for a minute?" You ask weakly.She hesitates, then nods."Sure."You nod gratefully, before ducking out of the tent and hurry over to Fie."There a problem?" Fie asks quietly.You quickly relay what Holly said to you to her."What am I supposed to do?" You ask. "She's smitten. And I don't want to hurt her, but-""Okay, calm down." Fie advises. "Don't just slam the door on her." She says. "I don't know how bad she's got it, but the safest bet will be to ease her off." She advises. "It sounds to me like, like it or not, you're who she's looking to for safety and stability. You're her rock. And her knight in shining armour." She adds. "Set some boundaries and give her time.""Set some boundaries and give her time." You repeat, sounding at least a little skeptical."Hey, I'm not a psychic or a shrink." Fie defends. "What Holly needs is a therapist. In the absence of one, someone with their shit together to help her along." She adds, before poking you in the chest. "That means you.""Alright." You say, nodding. You've got to admit, this talk's been reassuring. Even if Fie hasn't provided you an out, she's given you a course of action.At the very least, her she's given you some perspective that you were chronically short on.Fie gives you a thumbs up."Just keep your clothes on." She says lightly as you stand and head back into your tent where Holly is perched with an attitude of anxiety."So..." She begins.>Give her a hug.>I like you too Holly, but more like a little sister.>How do you feel about me, exactly?>Other
>>5211063>How do you feel about me, exactly?
>>5211063>>I like you too Holly, but more like a little sister.
>>5211089>>5211214"How do you feel about me, exactly?" You ask slowly.She squirms."Um..." She blushes and looks away. "I... I don't know how to really describe it." She admits. "I look at you and... I feel safe. And warm and..." More fidgeting. "Um... w-wet..." She stammers, blushing bright red.That's a little more blunt than you were expecting, but you suppose it just goes to show how much she trusts you that she actually admitted that to your face.She's still bright red and she looks just about ready to bolt, obviously waiting for you to say something, though you're not making any effort to hide your surprise at her admission, so she's got some idea at least.>I suppose that's not really surprising, given that dream.>It's okay Holly. Thank you for being honest.>I'm glad you feel safe around me.>Give her a hug.>Other
>>5211238>It's okay Holly. Thank you for being honest.>I'm glad you feel safe around me.
>>5211291>It's okay Holly. Thank you for being honest.>I'm glad you feel safe around me.>I like you too Holly, but more like a little sister.
>>5211291>>5211326>>5211337"It's okay. Thank's for being honest about that." You say at length.She blushes brighter and looks away.You take her hand and pull her into a hug.She tenses at first, then hugs you back fiercely, as though you'll vanish if she lets you go."I'm glad you feel safe around me." You add.You feel her nod and fidget."Can I stay with you tonight?" She asks quietly.>Sure.>You'll have to ask Fie.>No, I think the sleeping arrangements are going to proclude that.>Other
>>5211912>>No, I think the sleeping arrangements are going to proclude that.
>>5211912>You'll have to ask Fie.Gotta make sure we can make room and all that
>>5211912>You'll have to ask Fie.we have the tent size for it.
>>5211912>>No, I think the sleeping arrangements are going to proclude that.Boundaries, people.
>>5211912>OtherHolly I'm already together with Fie. Had we met before that I'd gladly sweep you off your legs.
>No, there's a plan already.>>5211927>>5212248>You'll have to ask Fie.>>5212129>>5212228Normally, I'd just do an odd even roll and let that decide, but this is still territory with consequences, so I'm leaving it up to you guys.>You'll have to ask Fie.>No, there's already a plan.
>>5212422>You'll have to ask Fie.
>>5212427>>5212437"You'll have to ask Fie." You say diplomatically.She releases you and nods."Okay." She says, before disappearing out of the tent.You breathe a sigh of relief and sit back.At the very least, she's not run away crying, so you're willing to count that as a win.It's properly dark now, thanks to the cloud cover, so there's no practical way to do any training right now, but it's too early to go to bed just yet.>See if you can get another game going.>Study your map.>Spend some time with one of your pokemon (specify)>Take some time to plan how you're going to train your team the next time you've got the opportunity.>Actually, come to think of it, you never did ask what the sleeping arrangement was going to be with the camp as cramped as it is. Sort that out.>Other
>>5212443>>Actually, come to think of it, you never did ask what the sleeping arrangement was going to be with the camp as cramped as it is. Sort that out.Let's discuss it out with everyone.
>>5212446>Actually, come to think of it, you never did ask what the sleeping arrangement was going to be with the camp as cramped as it is. Sort that out.
>>5212446>>5212448>>5212487Actually now you think of it, you never did discuss sleeping arrangements.That in mind you duck out yourself."Say, what're we doing tonight with regards to sleeping arrangements?" You ask."You mind putting us girls up and taking my tent?" Martha asks. "Jean's already dragged Gareth off for a heart to heart and while I trust you enough not to try sneaking a peek on us, there really wouldn't be a good way to look with three of us and one of you." She notes."That's fair." You admit, deciding against noting you could just close your eyes."It also means you and Fie can stay together." Martha notes."Actually, I think I'll stick with you guys tonight." Fie says. "We didn't really get a proper chance to talk at the roadhouse." She adds. "You okay sharing with Holly, Alex?" She asks.>Sure, I guess.>That's okay. You can and Martha can chloroform me or blindfold me or something.>You mean you don't need a back rub tonight?>Actually, I might just sleep by the fire tonight. Been a while since I properly slept out.>Other
>>5213252>>Sure, I guess.don't really have any choince other than just sleeping out on the ground, which shoulds like a terrible idea
>>5213252>Sure, I guess.
>>5213264>>5213418Haremfags>>5213252Other>Honestly I don't think I can sleep well right now so I'll go ahead and meditate by the fire for a while.
>>5213252>Hard pass. Not with what she just said me. That makes me uncomfortable.Fie might be not that open and more testing water to check if she really is important to Alex
>>5213264>>5213418>>5213479"Sure, I guess." You reply, trying not to sound put out.Fie's reasoning is sound, but you can't help but think that maybe she's trying to give you and Holly some privacy to talk more."Thanks, Alex." She says.Still, you hope Holly doesn't get the wrong idea.That's for later though.>Call it early, you could do with an actual proper rest after last night.>Spend some time with your pokemon. (Any in particular?)>Study your map.>Plan your training for the next time you have an opportunity.>Read up on Latias.>Talk with someone. (specify)>Other
>>5213517>Read up on Latias.Can't imagine there's much but something is better than nothing
>>5213517>Read up on Latias TO Latias
>>5213517>OtherCalm our selves and think out an answer that will suit Holly more than the ambiguous BS we just said to her (coomer anons need to get hit in the balls), since we don't want to hurt her or get ganged up by the girls for dissapointing Fie. Also Meditate by the fire and try practicing to calm and focus our aura (Calm Mind move).
>>5213518>>5213599You're actually not that tired, all things considered.You quickly relocate your things to Martha's tent and get set up, before, after some thought, you release Latias.It's a testament to the fact that Latias is indeed young that she fits with enough room left over for you to move freely.She coos and looks around before settling down when she sees the entrance and lets you scratch behind her ears.You're once again left in wonder at just how soft and fine her downy feathers are."How about some light reading?" You suggest.You receive a friendly bump and a coo in affirmation, before Latias settles.You pull out your pokedex and quickly search up the entry on Latias to read.It's understandably short and rather dry, focusing on the known biology and ecology of Latias and Latios, the scant little that's known of their abilities and areas where they're frequently sighted. There's no real cultural notes or legends in the bio, but Latias listens raptly the whole time.Apparently, she likes storytime.This is borne out when you go to stop and she gives you a disappointed coo and puppy-dog eyes."Okay, one more." You say, before flicking to one of your previous saved tabs, this one happening to be Cutiefly.When you finish this entry, which takes much longer, simply due to how much more is known about Cutiefly due to how common and widespread they are in comparison to Latias and Latios, Latias does the same thing again, evidently thinking that you'll do whatever she wants, so long as she begs.>She's right. You're too nice for your own good.>She's wrong. You can be firm when you have to.>Other
Completely and totally unrelated to the above, what do people think Alex has in the way of character flaws?
>>5213644I'd say he can't say no when given the puppy eyes...So haremfags might try to use it against him.>Give in to Latias (autocorrect says Latinas) but ask her to teach you a move later.
>>5213640>She's right. You're too nice for your own good.>>5213644He seems to be a bit of a busy body.He comes off as stubborn.
>>5213640>She's wrong. You can be firm when you have to.>>5213644He's not quite silly as Jessie and James combined would be, but maybe the time for such things hasn't come about yet... Perhaps there is a well of autism deep inside we know nothing of, as players?
>>5213424not a haremfag, our choices were a tent or the ground
>>5213661>>5213688Unfortunately, she's right.You just can't say no to puppy dog eyes, so you find another random entry and start reading.This time, the subject is Bidoof.Unsurprisingly, this entry is absolutely massive. You've barely made a dent by the time the tent flap opens to admit Holly and you're on the verge of falling asleep.Latias, in contrast, doesn't seem to mind in the slightest and is listening with rapt attention.>Alright, that's enough for tonight, I'm falling asleep.>Push through and keep reading.>Clear out and give Holly some privacy.>Other
>>5214698>Alright, that's enough for tonight, I'm falling asleep.>Holly, please don't come huggin me while I sleep.
>>5214711+1, time for a dream sequence YET AGAIN
>>5214728That was the idea. Setting boundaries, but still leaving room for interaction.BTW I find out about april's fool emote function. 🤓
>>5214698>Alright, that's enough for tonight, I'm falling asleep.
>>5214698>>Alright, that's enough for tonight, I'm falling asleep.
>>5214711>>5214728>>5214741>>5214916>>5215125You yawn widely."Okay, that's enough." You say to Latias. "If I keep going, I'm going to fall asleep where I'm sitting." She very obviously pouts, but relents as you return her."You were reading with her?" Holly asks."Yeah, just about Latias and Latios at first, but apparently she liked it, so we wound up doing a few more entries." You explain."Aw, that's sweet." Holly says."Yeah, anyway, I'll give you some privacy." You say, before stepping out of the tent so she can change.You really need a drink, anyway, and the billy is still hot.Everyone else seems to have decided it's time to call it as well. You guess you were reading longer than you expected.After you've had your drink, Holly steps out to give you some privacy before you settle down to sleep."Please don't try hugging me while I sleep." You say with your eyes closed."I'll try not to." Holly promises. "You are very huggable." She adds, the sound of rustling polyester informing you that she's squirming with embarrassment.>No, seriously. Boundaries.>Laugh it off.>What, do you want a goodnight kiss?>Other
>>5215792>>No, seriously. Boundaries>OtherHolly right now what you need is to mature and live freely after leaving whatever place your home was.Being bold is fine but mind the consequences.Lets talk in the morning so I can give you a proper answer.
>>5215792>Laugh it off.If people are that concerned about boundaries and the like, Latias (or someone else on the team) can sleep between us or something.
>>5215792>Laugh it off.
>>5215792>No, seriously. Boundaries.
Rolled 2 (1d4)Odd>>5215845>>5215958>>5215985Even>>5215905>>5215912>>5215969
>>5216042"Yeah, yeah." You say with a chuckle, then yawn again. "'Night." You mumble, before you drift off almost immediately.>Dream>Sleep soundly.
>>5216049>>5216086>>5216133You dream.Unlike last time, this time it seems like you're safely inside your own head again.It's very red in here. Again.Why...?>Must be your concussion. You've really got to stop getting hit in the head.>Must be Latias. Man, how are you going to raise her? You're just starting out.>Holly and Judy must've gotten into your head. Sigh.>Other
>>5216734>Must be Latias. Man, how are you going to raise her? You're just starting out.BEST JETPLANE DRAGON SNUGGLES AND BELLY RUBS AND HEADPATS!!!!
>>5216734>Must be Latias. Man, how are you going to raise her? You're just starting out.And maybe the concussion, a little bit.
>>5216734>>Must be your concussion. You've really got to stop getting hit in the head.>>Must be Latias. Man, how are you going to raise her? You're just starting out.
>>5216756>>5216759>>5216790It must have to do with Latias.Man, no pressure or anything there.The scene swims and refocuses on you and Latias.Only... here, she's clearly been spoiled rotten. She's gone to seed and you look run ragged keeping her from throwing psychic temper tantrums.>That's not going to happen.>This is definitely the concussion talking.>You do have a responsibility to be a good guardian to her. But you're no stranger to responsibility.>This is hyperbolic. There's nothing wrong with being kind to your pokemon.>Other
>>5217350>You do have a responsibility to be a good guardian to her. But you're no stranger to responsibility.>This is hyperbolic. There's nothing wrong with being kind to your pokemon.
>>5217511>support>I just have to be careful that I don't go overboard. Moderation is always something to strive for.
>>5217350>I just have to be careful that I don't go overboard. Moderation is always something to strive for.>Maybe the Red is also tied to Fie?
>>5217350>You do have a responsibility to be a good guardian to her. But you're no stranger to responsibility.A legendary jetdragon with psychic powers is nothing compared to taking care of Chloe and Tom, but that doesn't mean we won't be careful about this.
>>5217511>>5217574>>5217580>>5217583You do have a responsibility to be a good guardian to her. But you're no stranger to responsibility.You shake your head at this vision of the worst: It's grotesquely hyperbolic.A legendary, psychic dragon capable of outpacing fighter jets is nothing next to baby sitting Chloe and Tom. Or catching the flaws in your parents' various side-project money-making schemes.Moderation is the moral of this story. You're just going to have to get over that pesky weakness for Baby-Doll Eyes.The scene shifts to you and Latias reading, both of you happy and healthy.The scene fades into an indistinct kaleidoscope again before resolving again. This time, it looks like the night club you went to.And it's on fire again, except you're sat at your table equidistant between Holly and Fie while you talk and in the background two monstrous men, one wearing an expensive suit and the other a stained hi-vis vest and overalls have an epic fistfight, adding to the carnage.Huh. They do both have degrees of father-figure issues, don't they?They're both commiserating and occasionally shooting you fond looks when they think the other isn't looking.You give neutral answers when addressed to avoid offending either of them, but you feel discontented.Finally, Fie gives you a poke in the ribs."So, we having that threeway?" She asks drily.>Okay, this is just stupid.>This isn't right. You're *with* Fie. You're just looking out for Holly.>Arceus-damn hormones...>Uhh...>Where did *that* come from?>Other
>>5217770>This isn't right. You're *with* Fie. You're just looking out for Holly.
>>5217836Honestly if I was sure it was a normal I might vote differently but Holly has shown her powers tend to go crazy while she sleeps
>>5217790+1Guess this dream is the price to pay for unintentionally leading Holly on.After answering Fie head in and beat up both their dads.
>>5217770>Where did *that* come from?>I'm just looking out for Holly
>>5218079bad idea when that's what got us in this mess to begin with
>>5218488Dude you aren't making any sense?We haven't properly declined Holly that much is obvious so we need to resolve it before it spirals out of control and we loose Fie.
>>5218494she TOLD him that's one of the main reasons she's interested in him
>>5217790>>5217836>>5218079>>5218377This isn't right. You're with Fie.You're looking out for Holly since it's the right way to go.You shake your head and waive the question aside.The scene dissolves again into a pleasant haze.You just put that down to being tired.The scene resolves again on Holly, except now, she's sat pensively on the edge of a bed in a well-appointed room,This looks familiar.She looks up."Alex? Is that you?" She asks.>It's me. This again, huh?>Whatcha doin'?>Is this actually you, or am I still in my own head?>Other
>>5218602>Is this actually you, or am I still in my own head?
>>5218602>It's me. This again, huh?Wonder how much of all this is us and how much of it is Holly.
>>5218602>>Is this actually you, or am I still in my own head?>>OtherNice place you got here.Have you started gaining some control over this dream space?
>>5218602>It's me. This again, huh?
>>5218645>>5218678>>5218782"Is this actually you, or am I still in my own head?" You ask."Um, it's me. Sorry." Holly says, looking away. "Uh, do you want to stay or should I um, try and push you out?" She asks.>Try push me out. It ought to be good practice.>I mean, I can if you want. Want to talk?>Other
>>5219023>I mean, I can if you want. Want to talk?
>>5219150>>5219212"I mean, I can if you want." You say. "Want to talk?"She nods, before shifting to give you room on the bed to sit down."I've been looking around to try find that... thing." She says at length. "But it's gone. It's like you completely destroyed it.""You're welcome?" You reply cautiously.She giggles."It's okay. You don't have to treat me like I'm going to throw you down and devour you." She assures. "Judy might've just... gotten into my head a little earlier." She admits. "I'm sorry if I came on a bit strong.">That's okay.>Have you ever had a boyfriend? Or, anyone?>Just don't go making a habit of it.>Other
>>5219469>Have you ever had a boyfriend? Or, anyone?
>>5219469>That's okay.>I see the whole 'Dream world' thing is already going better.
>>5219469>>That's okay.>OtherDon't let others push you around.Being a bit more stubborn will let you stay well grounded.You seem to be getting the hang of it here.Should we take a look around and see what trouble we can find?
Rolled 1 (1d4)Odd>>5219650>>5219750Even>>5219635>>5219699
>>5219873"That's okay." You assure her. "Just don't let the others push you around. Especially not her." You add. "I've met people like her before. She likes stirring people up and seeing just how far she can push boundaries." You explain."Is that why, um... she's so lewd?" Holly asks, the room around you wavering a little as she fidgets."Honestly, I can't tell how much of that's an act and how much is just straight confidence." You admit. "Speaking of confidence though, you seem to be getting the hang of this 'dream world' thing." You note."Not really." Holly replies. "It doesn't usually happen again so quickly." She adds. "I don't know if this is an improvement, or just a sign that it's getting stronger." She admits, slipping off the bed to sit on the floor and draw her knees up so she can rest her chin on them.>Try reassure her.>Want to go look around?>Have youever had a boyfriend or anyone to talk to before?>Other
>>5220034>>Try reassure her.I think this inner world reacts to how you feel. Last time I showed you that you can stand up to your father no matter how scary it is and you no longer see him here right? So. >>Want to go look around?We can see and deal with things you dislike and focus on improving your control of the things you do like.
>>5220128>>5220226"I think this inner world reacts to how you feel." You say. "Last time I showed you that you can stand up to your father no matter how scary it is and you don't see him here anymore, right?" You ask."Well..." Holly says. "N-no, not quite." She says uncomfortably, before the door opens and the same grotesque parody of a business man from last time storms in, except this time, significantly less massive."What have I told you about bringing strangers here, Sophie?" He shouts. "Especially boys?">Private conversation, fuck off.>You have no power here.>Hm. You want to deal with this or should I?>Other
>>5220683>Hm. You want to deal with this or should I?
>>5220683>Hm. You want to deal with this or should I?We're not a stranger, we're the guy who beat you up last time!
>>5220791>>5220828You ignore him as Holly shrinks back."You want to deal with this, or should I?" You ask, ignoring the man."C-can you?" Holly asks. "I don't know what I'd do if this actually happened." She admitted."Alright then...">Talk him down.>Kick his ass.>Slam the door in his face.>Other
>>5220854>>Talk him down.Chill out control freak.If you want to protect your daughter this isn't the way.Then>Slam the door in his face.
>>5220901+1, simple and easy
>>5220999>>5221040"Go take a chill pill. Or do a line or something." You say derisively as you walk to the door, showing absolutely no regard or fear of the man in the door. The apparition steps back, ostensibly to give you room as you take hold of the door yourself. "If you actually want to protect your daughter and not control her, this isn't the way." You add."Don't you talk-" The apparition begins, before you slam the door in its face, apparently actually hitting it in the face by the sound of the thud, followed shortly afterward by the sound of a body hitting the floor.You sigh and turn back to Holly after a moment as the door doesn't burst back open immediately to an enraged business man and go sit beside her again...At which point the door bursts open again."What have I told you about bringing strangers here, Sophie?" The apparition shouts. "Especially boys?""Holy crap, did this actually happen or is this a phobia of yours?" You ask incredulously."Ph-phobia." Holly replies. "F-father didn't like me having friends outside of the girls' school I went to." She says. "He didn't like me talking to boys on the bus either, so he started getting the chauffeur to drive me and pick me up. I was never allowed to go anywhere unchaperoned..." She sniffs. "The last week or so... it's the most freedom I've ever had." She confesses. "And you're the first boy I've ever gotten to know." She adds. "And I know you're with Fie but..."You go close the door again, then wedge a chair under the handle, before returning to sit by Holly as she valiantly tries to maintain her composure as the walls close in around the both of you, before she's crying, great heaving sobs as her brave face shatters like glass and the classically rich bedroom turns to a stereotypically dank, stone dungeon and chains form around her wrists and ankles.>Give her a hug.>Say something.>Try and carry her away someplace else. (Risky.)>Other
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>5221097>>Say something.Rolling for un-retardation without compromising Fie relationship
>>5221097>Give her a hug.>you have to remember that he isn't here and the only power he has over you is what you give him.
>>5221097>Give her a hug.>>Say something.I did tell you before that you should be more headstrong and stay bold.Regardless I'm still your friend so don't give up on your own when there are others supporting you.>Start channeling our fire aura to brighten and warm the place.
>>5221101>>5221103>>5221355You pull her into a hug again and once again, she clings to you desperately."It's okay. He isn't here now. The only power he has over you is what you give him." You say. "I'm here for you. You have friends now." You add, patting her back. "You've just got to be a bit more headstrong and assert-" You say, before she's kissing you again.You gently pull away, before pulling Holly more fully into your lap, where she relaxes as the chains fade and the room returns to normal.>Just stay there until you wake up.>Try and use your aura.>Talk about something else.>Other
>>5221555>>Talk about something else.
>>5221555>Talk about something else.Lets make like a tree and leafblow out of here
>>5221555>Try and use your aura.
Update tomorrow, completely fried today.Anyone else who wants to try using aura: There're risks involved.
>>5221555>>Talk about something else.Ever thought what you want to do on your own in the future?What kind of life you want to lead?(goad her into happy thoughts)
>>5221555>Try and use your aura.>warn her before we do it.
>>5221559>>5221580>>5221892>>5221936"Have you thought of what you want to do on with your future?" You ask. "What kind of life you want to lead?"She shakes her head."No... I- I don't know what I want to do with my life." She admits. "I just know I don't want to be some trophy wife for some son of a business associate of my dad or another." She adds."Wow, really?" You ask.She nods."Yeah, he was actually trying to marry me off." She confirms."Small wonder you ran away." You say, before you both lapse into silence. "Maybe give that some thought though, what you want to do." You suggest. "There's no rush, but there's got to be something you want to do."She nods."I'll do that." She says. "Right now though... I think I want to become a better trainer. So I can look after myself."You nod."That's a good idea." You agree.>Stay.>Wake up.>Other
>>5222491>Stay.Continue to give emotional support.
Rolled 1 (1d4)Odd>>5222492>>5222552Even>>5222494>>5222548
>>5222621You blink awake as your alarm goes off.You yawn and sit up to see Holly doing likewise, before crawling out of the tent to give her some privacy after killing your alarm.Nobody else seems to be up yet and considering that the rain is pattering down on the tarp still as you kindle the fire again and put some more water on to boil, you can't really say you blame them.Looking at the forecast on your pokedex, it looks like the weather should break around mid morning.>Might as well have a lay in.>Get dressed and cook breakfast.>Other
>>5222646>>Get dressed and cook breakfast.>Resist the urge to bring Fie breakfast in bed.
>>5222646>Get dressed and cook breakfast.
>>5222680>>5222696You're up, so there's no sense in trying to sleep in now.Once Holly comes out, you go and get changed, then pour a hot drink before working on breakfast, which, soon enough has Gareth and the girls poking their heads out and shortly thereafter, joining you for breakfast.If there's one thing that can be said for cooking for a camp this size, you've got options.Between sausages, eggs, bacon and beans and for some off reason, chips, you're probably eating better than a lot of trainers do on the road."In what world are chips a breakfast food, Judy?" Fie asks, shaking her head as she accepts her plate."Well, hashbrowns are." Judy defends as everyone else digs in.Fie looks like she wants to argue, but clearly, she can't think of how to."Why not do pancakes one morning?" Holly suggests."I mean, we could, but they're a lot more hassle to do properly." You reply. "I'd argue the chips were as well, but..." you trail off. Somehow, Judy made frying them over an open fire look easy.She just grins modestly."It's supposed to rain until about nine or ten." She says. "Anyone want to play-""No." Everyone choruses."Aw." She says, looking put out.That does beg the question what you're going to do, though.>Study your map.>Spend time with your pokemon. (specify)>Talk with someone (who?)>The rain isn't that bad today.>Other
>>5222723>>Talk with someone (who?)Fie. Debrief Holly time yesterday, ask if it was her in the strange dream, ask how was her girl night.
>>5222727+1Also if we have time to spare start teaching Sage Telekinesis
>>5222727>>5222860>>5222877You catch Fie's eye and the both of you head into your tent for a little privacy."So, how'd it go?" Fie asks."Alright." You reply. "Holly had another of those dreams." You say. "Had kind of a weird one myself. We were back in that nightclub-" You begin."Huh. Yeah, I had a dream kind of like that as well..." Fie says. "I guess Holly pulling us in would explain that." She adds thoughtfully.You clear your throat."How'd your girls night go?" You ask."Yeah, really well." Fie says, nodding. "It was nice to catch up properly." She adds. "Thanks for letting us use your tent.""Don't mention it." You say with a shrug."Holly should stop pulling people into her dreams as she starts getting a better handle on her powers." Fie says, apparently guessing what's on your mind. "And in the meantime, it seems like you're having a positive influence on her, so don't go tying yourself in knots over it." She adds.You nod. You were a little worried about what Fie thought of that.>...Was I just imagining the threeway question?>Spend the morning trying to teach Sage Telekinesis.>Study your map.>Talk to someone else.>Other
>>5223552>Spend the morning trying to teach Sage Telekinesis.
>>5223552>>Spend the morning trying to teach Sage TelekinesisFirst lets try moving some sticks with Psybeam and then work out how to do so without damaging them and then work out how to move them more dexterously or how to move heavier weights.Don't try the three-way question under any circumstances.That's a dead end.Fie wouldn't pull a girl that needs aid with her obvious trauma into that kind of messed up sexual relationship.
>>5223607>>5223616Alright, roll 'em.
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>5223626here
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>>5223655>>5223659>>5223748Fie lets you go there and after some thought and a little study, you decide that the best way to spend the morning will be to teach Sage Telekinesis.It's a move that requires a lot of concentration, but according to to the pokedex, she should be evolving soon, so you think she's up to the task.When you release her outside and outline what you want her to do, she frowns at a nearby branch before destroying it with a Psybeam accidentally.You reassure her thats okay okay when she looks back at you apprehensively, before urging her to try again.The same thing keeps happening though, until, as the rain starts to lighten off, she manifests a shroud of psychic energy around a small branch, though she doesn't manage much more than that.Still, it's a good start.She yaps and leans into your pats as you congratulate her on a good effort.You pack up shortly afterwards and set off again, even though it's still drizzling.Your coat's dry now at least, so you're in no danger of winding up soaked.This should be the last day of this hike and you're all eager to get back on the road again. It's been good fun, but all good things have to end eventually and there's more to be seen on the road.>Check the weather, see how long this break is going to last.>Push on for the camp grounds, regardless of the weather.>Take your time and enjoy the sights.>Other
>>5224783>Check the weather, see how long this break is going to last.
>>5224885>>5225015>>5225045You check the forecast as you walk.The forecast is that this break should last until lunch time, we should get you all the way to the actually good campsite marked on the trail.The image shows that the campsite actually has a sheltered eating area as well, so you should be able to wait out the rain there, though frustratingly, you'll only have time to make it back to the lakeside camping ground before the sun sets by the time the rain breaks, which leaves you with a choice:You can spend the night at the camping ground again, or you can start towards Silveridge tonight and try find a campsite on the road.The problem is, the forecast is for patchy showers for the next couple of days, so there's no telling how much progress you'll make.>Such is life for a trainer. Set out for Silveridge tonight. Maybe you'll find some interesting pokemon in the dark.>Just get to the camp ground, you'll deal with the inclement weather tomorrow.>Just get to the good camp site you saw last night. You can wait out the rain and use the next day or so to train.>Other
>>5225135>Such is life for a trainer. Set out for Silveridge tonight. Maybe you'll find some interesting pokemon in the dark.
>>5225146>>5225172>>5225212You suppose that's just life as a trainer.You won't get anywhere stopping at every inconvenience, so you guess you'll just keep pressing on and start out for Silveridge tonight."Kind of hard to guess what the weather is going to do today." You note."Yeah, this time of year is kind of a pain in the ass for travelling." Martha agrees. "You've got two choices with it if you're a trainer: suck it up and walk or take public transport.""Well, I guess we'd better start out for Silveridge tonight." You say."That's reasonable." Fie agrees. "We're probably not reaching the roadhouse, but we should be able to find a place to camp." She adds."Um..." Holly says from her spot next to Kathryn, then hesistates. "N-nevermind..." She says."Just say the word when you get tired, Holly." Fie says without missing a beat. "I'll get Cinder to carry you."She nods and looks slightly less apprehensive at the prospect now.>Focus on making as much distance as you can today. No time for stops.>Look for pokemon.>Talk to someone.>Take it easy and enjoy the last day of the hike.>Other
>>5225895>Look for pokemon.>Talk to Fie
>>5225994>>5226087Alright, gimme some rolls and some topics.
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>5226088>Something about woodcarve a trinket so she won't forget us or something?
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>5226088>Ask about how she got started training
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>5226088
>>5226088>Ask about how she got started training>what she does in her free time when she isn't training.
>>5226088Ask her what her favorite pokemon is.
>>5226089>>5226096>>5226228>>5226379>>5226667"So what do you do for fun?" You ask.You've got plenty of time, so you might as well chat and look for pokemon as you go."Oh, this and that." Fie replies. "I actually spend a lot of time at the beach. And when I'm not there, I'm probably reading in some cafe or other." She adds off-handedly, then laughs. "A lot of people type cast me since I'm specialise in fire types. It's always funny to see them do a double-take when I say I swim for a hobby." She adds."I'll bet." You reply, grinning yourself at the thought. "You have a favourite pokemon?" You ask.Rufflet seems to be spooking the ones here: There're a lot of Taillow chattering and flitting about as he follows you."Purely on the basis that Cinder was the first pokemon I ever got, Torchic and its evolution chain." Fie replies, before doing a double take as she looks off to the side of the road. "Hey, that's a Sobble." She says, pointing to a branch where one is crouched up against the trunk of the tree and trying not to be noticed.Ahead of you slightly, you see Martha stops."Huh. Mark the date and where we are exactly." She says, before pointing to the lake. "We've got a Feebas swarm.">Catch a Taillow.>Catch Sobble.>Catch Feebas.>Encourage Holly to catch something.>Keep going.>Other
>>5226931>Encourage Holly to catch something.I cant remember if she got a Feebas like she wanted. Now would be the time if she didnt.
>>5226931>sobble0/10 not mudkip
>>5226931Best galar starter>Catch Sobble.
>>5226931>Catch Sobble.>>5226936 +1
>>5226931>Catch Sobble.>Encourage Holly to catch something (Feebas)Maybe we can trade the Sobble for a Mudkip?
>>5226931>Catch Sobble.>Encourage Holly to catch something (Feebas)
>>5226936>>5227067>>5227096>>5227117>>5227135"Well there you go, Holly." You say. "Seems the trick with Feebas is to wait until it's stopped raining." You say."Yeah." She nods, before releasing Cotton. "Okay Cotton, Peck one of those Feebas!" She says, pointing to the swarm.You don't have time to watch Holly work though, there's another pokemon you have your eye on.>Go, Rusty.>Go, Sage.>Go, Volta>Go, Kay O-o>Go, Latias
>>5227180>>5227216>>5227249You release Volta as quietly as you can before crouching down next to her."Alright Volta, you see that Sobble in that tree?" You ask, pointing it out.She looks between you and the tree, before crouching, ready to attack.>Use Tackle>Use Leer>Use Thundershock>Use Bite>Use Spark>Use Fire Fang>Use Thunder Fang>Use Protect>Throw a ball>Other
>>5227360>Use ThundershockNo need for Volta to get closer and maybe spotted before hitting the first attack
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>5228256
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>>5228284>>5228286>>5228288"Thundershock." You say and Volta obligingly launches a bolt at the branch.Unfortunately, instead of hitting Sobble, she hits the branch it's sitting on, sheering it off and sending Sobble and the branch both crashing into the brush.>Go looking for Sobble.>Chalk up the miss to bad luck.>...Good job, Volta.>Other
>>5228298>Go looking for Sobble.>...Good job, Volta.
>>5228298>...Good job, Volta.>Go looking for Sobble.
>>5228298>Go looking for Sobble.
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>5228317
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>>5228320>>5228395>>5228417"...Good job, Volta." You say after the initial surprise at seeing the branch drop subsides, before you head into the brush to see if you can't find that Sobble.As luck would have it, it's just shaking off its own shock at having abruptly fallen along with its perch as you push into the brush and looks thoroughly disoriented.>Use Tackle>Use Leer>Use Thundershock>Use Bite>Use Spark>Use Fire Fang>Use Thunder Fang>Use Protect>Throw a ball>Other
>>5229106>Throw a ball
>>5229106>>Throw a ball
>>5229117>>5229119Rattle some bones.
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Rolled 71 (1d100)>>5229129
>>5229187>>5229263>>5229275While Sobble is recovering, you underarm a ball at it.It promptly disappears before the ball rocks, once, twice, a third time, then clicks shut and vanishes.You'd have liked a Mudkip more, but Sobble aren't seen very often.And the option of trading Sobble for another pokemon aside, you could always give it to Tom instead.He's got to be wanting a pokemon of his own pretty badly now, after you gave Chloe Vulpix.And even if they do start battling one another, you've got every confidence of that being a fairly even match, even if Tom has type-advantage. Chloe's got a knack for fighting dirty.All told, you're feeling pretty good about about that."Great job, Volta." You say, ruffling her mane and earning a purr from her in response as you pick your way back to the path in time to see Holly toss a ball of her own at a battered Feebas.You watch with bated breath along with the others as the ball rocks, then rocks again and again, before... *click*."I did it!" Holly cheers, fist pumping and jumping for joy."Awesome job Holly," Fie says, giving her a pat on the back as Gareth claps politely as she retrieves that matte black ball and she congratulates cotton on a job well done.Gareth meanwhile, looks like he's debating catching a Feebas himself.>Encourage him to catch a Feebas himself. Opportunities like this don't come up every day.>Ask if he wants Sobble.>Catch a Feebas for Chloe and see if you can't catch Tom something else before you make camp.>Other
>>5229357I love the idea of giffting Tom Sobble.>Tell Gareth "You do you bro. I know Feebas are uncommon sight, but do you think one would fit your style and what you want as a team?"
>>5229357>Encourage him to catch a Feebas himself. Opportunities like this don't come up every day.
>>5229361>SupportPersonally I want to give Tom a growlith. To match chloes vulpix
>>5229357>Encourage him to catch a Feebas himself. Opportunities like this don't come up every day.Just a wholeI'm pretty neutral on giving Sobble to Tom, myself.
>>5229357>>Encourage him to catch a Feebas himself. Opportunities like this don't come up every day.>Catch a Feebas for Chloe (We are a big brother and big brothers always favor the little sisters).Sobble for Tom is good enough.Maybe we can get him to join a sharpshooter club like how we did ranger school or kapoeira.
Rolled 1 (1d4)Odd>>5229361>>5229583>>5229760Even>>5229385>>5229786>>5229915
>>5230299"You think I ought to catch one?" He asks when he sees you looking."You do you." You say. "I know Feebas aren't a common sight, but do you think one would fit your style and what you're looking for in a team?""...Yeah, I think so." He says after a moment's thought, before he releases his Mienfoo and heads down to the edge of the lake.Now you think of it, Chloe would probably love Milotic as well.>Catch another Feebas for your sister.>Nope, you've got to leave stuff for Chloe to do herself.>Other
>>5230496>>Nope, you've got to leave stuff for Chloe to do herself.Next nice pokemon we might not use is for her. A grass starter maybe?
>>5230513The way you guys roll, that's a distinct possibility and there are a few to be found around the region.
>>5230496>Nope, you've got to leave stuff for Chloe to do herself.Not before we catch something dor Tom anyway
>>5230496>>Catch another Feebas for your sister
>>5230573aren't we giving sobble to tom
>>5230648I meant catch him something else, I don't want Tom to have to wait to get a 'mon again and think we like Chloe better since we get her stuff faster. Just my reasoning though
>>5230496>Nope, you've got to leave stuff for Chloe to do herself.I still want to find a growlithe for tom
>>5230513>>5230573>>5230901Nope, you've got to leave something for Chloe to do herself when she goes on her own journey.You can tell her when and where to look if she really wants a Feebas for herself.Unsurprisingly, it doesn't take Gareth long to land a Feebas of his own and you're off again."Even if this doesn't work out, I can always trade Feebas to someone else who'll take care of him." Gareth reasons. "What're you going to do with that Sobble?" He asks."I'm thinking I might give him to my brother, since I gave Vulpix to my sister." You reply.Gareth nods."That's a reasonable idea." He agrees. "Neither feels left out and they both get a good friend and reliable partner.""Pretty much." You confirm."I guess that explains why you're not nervous about that egg hatching." Gareth says. "You're used to caring for your brother and sister, so there's not much different with caring for a baby pokemon.">More or less.>Come to it, you wouldn't be able to tell what pokemon is in the egg, would you?>Any pokemon in particular you're hoping to find on the road?>Other
>>5231407>Speaking of that, check the egg
>>5231407>Come to it, you wouldn't be able to tell what pokemon is in the egg, would you?How we approach taking care of this pokemon is really gonna depend on what species it is.
>>5231407>More or less.>Come to it, you wouldn't be able to tell what pokemon is in the egg, would you?>Any pokemon in particular you're hoping to find on the road?
>>5231407>More or less.>Come to it, you wouldn't be able to tell what pokemon is in the egg, would you?
>>5231518>>5231560>>5231565"More or less." You confirm modestly. "Say, you wouldn't be able to tell what pokemon is in the egg, would you?" You ask.Gareth pauses."Hm..." He says, frowning as he thinks. "How close is it to hatching?" He asks."It'll either hatch today or tomorrow." You reply."In that case, I should be able to." Gareth confirms. "But do you really want to ruin the surprise?">That's a good point. That is half the fun in getting a mystery egg.>I don't mind and this gives me an opportunity to read up and maybe grab some appropriate food.
>>5231569>I don't mind and this gives me an opportunity to read up and maybe grab some appropriate food.
>>5231569>That's a good point. That is half the fun in getting a mystery egg.Mystery
>>5231569>That's a good point. That is half the fun in getting a mystery egg.Never mess with the mystery box
>>5231569>>I don't mind and this gives me an opportunity to read up and maybe grab some appropriate food.It ain't Christmas yet.
>>5231569>>That's a good point. That is half the fun in getting a mystery egg.
>>5231596>>5232013>>5232456>>5231856>>5232003>>5232177Next vote decides.
>>5232895just roll a d2
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>5232895Odd for check.Even for don't.
>>5233249"I don't mind." You reply. "Besides, if you check, I can make preparations with food and whatnot, or get advice from Kathryn.""That's a fair point." Gareth says. "Alright, when we stop for lunch, I'll check. Provided it's not hatched, anyway."With this point settled, you press onward, making good time to the picnic ground, which you arrive at shortly before lunch, giving you time to set stuff cooking on the gas barbeque under the shelter before you join Gareth who is meditating with the egg."Okay, I think I've got a good idea of what pokemon this egg contains." Gareth says. "I guess the girls really wanted to go all in on their 'helping new trainers' thing, because unless I'm mistaken, this is Riolu egg." He says. "And she's awake."You sit, stunned, for a full five seconds as you process that information.You're not exactly a pokemon expert, but Riolu and Lucario have a certain reputation that precedes them. And if you remember correctly, there's an imbalance of the sexes with females being far less common than males.>Go thank Kathryn.>Go ask Kathryn for advice on how to care for Riolu.>Consult your pokedex.>Meditate with the egg.>Other
>>5233270>Go thank Kathryn.>>Meditate with the egg.
>>5233270>Go thank Kathryn.>Meditate with the egg.
>>5233292>>5233307Before anything else, you've got one thing you have to do.You stand up and go over to where Kathryn is sitting, agonising over her pokedex and give her a big hug."Oh." She freezes, then grins. "Did the egg hatch?" She asks."Not yet, but it should soon." You reply, letting her go. "Gareth read its aura." You explain."Well, do you want me to tell you how to care for Riolu now or over lunch?" Kathryn asked.>Tell me now.>Tell me at lunch.>Other
>>5233346>>Tell me at lunchShould be an interesting enough topic.>OtherWatcha reading up on?
>>5233362+1please don't stick with SoL too much or you'll never finish this quest
>>5233475OP introduced too many characters so we can't do without more interaction.
>>5233346>Tell me at lunch.
>>5233346>Tell me at lunch.>Meditate with the egg.
>>5233535Yeah, note to self for in future. Can you tell I've got a book on the backburner?
>>5233362>>5233475>>5233561>>5233643"Tell me over lunch." You say."Sure." Kathryn replies, before turning back to her pokedex.With that taken care of, you go back to where Gareth is sat and settle the incubator in your lap."Care to meditate?" You ask."No, I wouldn't want to intrude." Gareth replies. "I might do some training.""One of these days, we'll meet in the middle." You reply.Gareth chuckles."Yeah, one of these days." He agrees, before going off to train.With that, you settle yourself on the ground, close your eyes and focus on your breathing.>Roll.
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>5233988nice dubs
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>5233988
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>5233988
>>5233993>>5234004>>5234040It's hard to focus.You're nervous and excited, but you do your best to calm yourself down and focus.It seems like this is a bit of a lost cause though. You're restless and you're keen to get back on the road again.When Holly calls lunch, you don't do much more than blink your eyes open, as if you'd just been having a rest.Lunch itself is a simple affair, just sausages and bread. No one seems to be too fussed about anything elaborate right now.As you're eating, you listen attentively as Kathryn outlines exactly how to take care of your soon-to-be hatched Riolu.Predictably, they're a lot of work but only for a few days, at which point it, or you guess she, will be able to look after herself as well as the rest of your team."You got all that?" Kathryn asks."Yeah, that's pretty straightforward." You admit."Just call me if you've got any questions." Kathryn says, before giving you her number to register in your pokedex.You finish lunch and clean up in short order before you're off again.It doesn't look like it's going to rain again just yet and you make the most of it, to the point where you're approaching the camp grounds by mid afternoon, which is a phenomenal effort, all things considered.It's a lot emptier now than it was when you arrived and you're tempted to call it a day now, but nobody looks like they want to stop, so instead you keep going and soon, you're back on Route 2, headed northward. You're probably not going to make the campsite marked on your map, much less the roadhouse, but it feels good to be back on the road again, even if it looks like it's going to pour again tonight.You're about an hour up the road from the lake when the first fat, heavy drop of water splats against the ground next to you and another bullets off the back of your head.The others quickly pull out wet weather gear, as it starts to drizzle, but the drops are heavy enough to clue you in that this is going to be a pretty intense storm.>Push on for the marked campsite.>The best bet would be to make for the roadhouse. It'll take all night, but you're not finding a campsite that'll be remotely comfortable anyway.>Try find a decent campsite before the rain properly gets going.>Head back to the campgrounds.>Other
>>5234074>>Try find a decent campsite before the rain properly gets going.
>>5234074>Push on for the marked campsite.
>>5234074>Try find a decent campsite before the rain properly gets going.>Note to self : train Sage for learning Sunny day
Rolled 4 (1d4)Odd>>5234080>>5234261Even>>5234133>>5234254
>>5234267"Dammit..." Martha swore. "Okay guys, do we go back, find somewhere close or try to reach the next camp?" She asks."We push on." You assert. "Even if it floods, a campsite wouldn't be marked on the map if it wasn't good enough for most weather.""...Yeah, he's right." Fie confirms, checking her pokedex. "It's on the side of a hill just off the road, so it's fairly sheltered and it's not going to flood unless the rain comes down a lot worse than is forecast." She adds."Sounds good." Martha says, as she sets off again, which is enough to get everyone else moving."How're you so confident, speaking up and taking charge like that?" Holly asks, increasing her pace a little to walk alongside you.>I was a junior rangers patrol leader. I got a bit of practice at it.>I had to organise my brother and sister at home most of the time.>I don't know.>Other
>>5234281Also, gimme a few more rolls, let's see how deep into the night you guys reach the camp. Minimum, it's going to be about seven o'clock, it now being five.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>5234281>I was a junior rangers patrol leader. I got a bit of practice at it.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>5234281>I was a junior rangers patrol leader. I got a bit of practice at it.
>>5234281>I was a junior rangers patrol leader. I got a bit of practice at it.
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>5234315Rolling as well - I blame the capcha
>>5234305>>5234310>>5234315>>5234317"I was a junior rangers patrol leader." You reply. "So, I got some practice at it." You add modestly."Oh." She blinks. "That sounds like it must've been fun.""It was a lot of fun." You say seriously as everyone focuses on walking as the drizzle starts to become full blown rain.Soon enough, you're all fishing torches out as it starts to get dark and even with all your wet weather gear, the sheer volume of rain means you all eventually wind up at the very least damp, until at last, you see through the rain the sign indicating the camp sight just off to your right.You all quickly hurry up the track around the side of the hill until you reach the partially sheltered flat ground.There's a shelter with a park bench in it, along with a firepit which you quickly stack and get lit, before some further exploration reveals a small woodshed.You quickly get your tent set up and get the tarp rigged up again,, before the order of the day becomes 'change into something dry'.There's no debate as to sleeping arrangements tonight:Everyone's wet, everyone's cold and everyone's tired.About all that's keeping anyone up right now is the promise of a nice, hot meal.Even Rufflet's come in under the shelter with you and is huddled as close to the barrel that serves as a firepit as he can get without getting in the way.>Give Holly a word of encouragement for getting so far today.>See if Gareth wants to meditate.>Help with the food.>Spend some time with your pokemon.>Other
>>5234455>Help with the food.A warm stew. Ask for a tamato berry to warm everyone up.>Meditate after the meal and practice applying our aura to our low sweeps
>>5234505+1archive this before it dies
>>5234505>>5234520>>5234528All told, you decide the best you can do is help with the food."You got any more Tamato Berries, Jean?" You ask tiredly as you start helping cut stuff up for the stew."Yeah, one sec..." She says, before digging one out of her pack.You thank her and quickly add it to the stew.Kathryn passes you a hot chocolate as everyone else settles down which you accept gratefully.It does wonders to warm you up.You're tempted to try doing some capoeira practice and see if you can't meditate through doing so, but there just isn't enough room, unless you go out in the dark, wind and rain again.No one really talks much or does much of anything until the stew smells like it's done.You prepare some formula for when Riolu hatches with Kathryn's help, but aside from that, not a lot happens.you bolt yours down quickly and despite how much stew is in the pot, soon enough, it's empty.In the aftermath, you settle down and find yourself with Sage sat on your lap and your team huddling around you. space around Fie and Cinder seems to be at a premium with everyone wanting to stay as close as they can to her Fire-types for the ambient warmth.You're damn lucky to have Sage. She's absolutely perfect as a living hot water bottle right now.You drift back to the thought of meditating and settle down to try again. It's easier now you're worn out and everyone's preparing for bed.Breathe in, breathe out......No, if you don't try meditating while you practice now, you never will.With an effort of will, you shift Sage over to Holly's lap and tell her to be good as you go to a relatively clear patch of ground on the edge of the covered area. It's still relatively dry here and you're not going to hit anyone or anything unless they actively try sneaking up on you and start practicing as you control your breathing.>Roll.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>5234533
>>5234536I love the dice on this site. I really do.
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>5234533dubs?
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>5234533
>>5234536>>5234569>>5234591It's cramped, it's cold, it's dark and you're exhausted.Needless to say, these aren't ideal circumstances to try and practice or mediatate but you persist and soon enough, despite your doubts and misgivings, you start to hit your stride and you start to see and feel the auras of everyone present.And coming from your tent, you can see a steady one, focused in the egg, about the only one that's not dim from exhaustion right now.You get the sense that it's focused on you as you spin and kick, faster and faster, until you come out of a low sweep to a gasp from Gareth.You pause, panting lightly and turn to him quizacally."What?" You asked."I think... no, nevermind, I must've been imagining things." He says, waving you off. "Were you just doing combat meditation?" He asks."I guess?" You reply. "I find it's easy to relax once I start getting into practicing." You add."Well, it suits you." Gareth says. "Your aura was steady and bright. A bit like when you were practicing Dragon Dance, except you had it under control." He explains. "I just thought for a minute you actually pulled off an aura strike." He adds."How would I know if I did?" You ask."It can be hard to tell." Gareth admits. "They've really got to be powerful to actually be visible, but if you had've hit something, it would've been fairly easy to tell, because you would've put a pretty noticeable dent in it, even as an absolute novice." He says."Well, we're all tired and worn out." You note. "Maybe it was your imagination playing tricks on you?""Maybe." Gareth says. "I guess we won't know unless you practice and meditate more."You nod, before you and Gareth both go in and get changed for bed before letting the girls go in and do likewise.It's cramped in the extreme inside your tent with eight people and a couple of pokemon, but it's warm.There's no talk as everyone just focuses on resting up. Even Judy seems too worn out to go stirring up trouble. You hope that trend continues in the morning.Soon enough, you're nodding off yourself.>Wake up early. Maybe the rain will have passed.>Sleep in. At least it won't be as cold.>Other
>>5234628>Sleep in. At least it won't be as cold.We're resonating with Dragon and Fighting aura. KayO-o is really the perfect pokemon for alex.Fie is so effective on us because she's a godamn Fairy in human form. Her encounter as been a permanent blessing
>>5234628>Sleep in. At least it won't be as cold.
>>5234699Actually Fire/Fighting but Alex has an affinity for Dragon types.One anon was joking that Alex is a human with perfect IVs thus his Hidden power type is Dragon.>>5234628Sleep in.>otherNote down to do more meditation practice with your kicking moves in the morning
>>5234737>One anon was joking that Alex is a human with perfect IVs thus his Hidden power type is Dragon.You mean Dark Type right? Perfect IVs was always dark type.
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