Angelus asked the addled Skarmory, and his reply (translated verbatim) was as such, "When you sent me out to investigate the noise, Blade was out too. We went to investigate and found that Rattata over there. Before we could figure out what was going on, we were jumped by an Arbok with a big cut on it. I don't know much else after that, cause it choked me and I passed out. When I woke up, Blade looked like that, the Rattata was still passed out, and I took everyone back to the Poke-Center. At least I was useful for something, eh, master?"
Caim petted the Skarmory lightly on the side, and said "You brought everyone to safety after the battle; that's good enough. Now rest."
The Skarmory nodded weakly, and slumped while the doctor went back to checking the creature's neck and head. There was a dark mark around his neck, which the doctor wasn't sure was going to fade. After Sword finished his story, the Rattata picked up where he left off, and gave all of the details of the heroic rescue.
-- After the story is given --
"...And then he chocked the thing till it was knocked out. That's about where I dropped off. If it weren't for those two, I'd be dead now. I'm grateful. I guess trainer owned Pokemon aren't so bad as most say they are..."
Blade soon began to stir.
He went to rub his head but was scared by the fact that is wasn't he hand he knew.
He began to panic at which case the Nurse and her Clancey helper went to calm him down and explain what happened.
Hiryu at this time was hearing his deeds from Angelus.
"He took on that Snake by himself?...That is most impressive, He has learned well..."
He turned back to Blade who was now talking to the Rattata and felt pride flow though him.
"Keep an eye on him, I want to get something..." He said before he left the clinic.
Caim gave a grunt of acknowledgement, and went back to tending Sword. Comet cut in and said, "Angelus had good judgement to send you. Your flight ensured that the three of you got medical attention. Feel proud that you were able to help your friends."
Sword grinned and looked over to Blade, "How's the snake wrestler holding up over there?"
"I....feel....taller..." Blade answered as he got used to his new body, one of new Forearm blades knocking over a piece of Hospital equipment.
"Awww Man, Sorry"
"Base, This is Leader, progress update, Targets have now obtained a Shiny Hounddoom and the Treecko has evolved into a Shiny somehow, Both it and the Skarmory have been wounded in a battle or something and are now at the clinic, do we still have that Vileplume on loan from Hoenn? The one with all the status effect Powders?"
"Leader, Asset H-35241 is on stand-by"
"Base, Request 5 men with a Ground Asset, a Electronic Asset and a Fire Asset along with H-35241 to Operation Zone: Ghost Town to compete mission."
"Leader, Request accepted, units en route, ETA 15 Minutes."
"Roger That Base, Over and Out"
Shadow heard people getting up, but in all honesty he just went out to find guns. He searched most of the town and found a knife and some ammO for his revolver. He proceeded back to the hotel and went right by the hospital, he saw Caim and Hiryu go inside but just decided to ignore it. He went back to his room where he reloaded his gun, put the rest of the bullets in his Pocket, and spent the rest of the night making a holster for his knife on the chest of his hoodie.
The hotel had a decent bathroom, after a shower and change of clothes he sat on the bed, thinking.
Grin was in the shadows, he felt guilty as well, Dillon had assured him it wasn't his fault. but he wanted to fix his mistake.
A knock came from Dillon's door. "Dillon, It's amaya. Please let me in,I want to talk about earlier." she said with a bit of sadness in her voice. The two remaining eevees were on her shoulders and Stella was simply following along.
Dillon opened the door, she could see his eyes hollow and watery, the light cast shadow under his eyes, in this light his face (which was normally rounded, especially when he was smiling) but now it was gaunt like a skull.
"Come in I was thinking maybe we could have dinner together all of us." his voice was low and quite, normally he could send his voice across a room.
Amaya walked in Dillon's shoulders hung, his head, normally held high in a confident air, drooped down.
Amaya was saddened by Dillon's state. "Yes, dinner would be nice." she said and sat on the bed. "Come on, tell me whats troubling you. You know i'll stand with you even if it goes against everything i stand for." she said as amaya hopped into her lap to be pet.
Dillon called up some food, including Pokemon it was tricky for grin because that ghosts tend to feed off dreams and life force, Dillon was raising him to be vegetarian.
"I wanted to save those Pokemon, Something told me something horrible would happen to them if I didn't save them. I'm now worried about what will happen to them now."
Shadow looked at his gun and sighed, he doubted his gun would even be useful against the creatures. He knew he would eventually have to get one, "maybe in the mourning" he muttered to himself as he stared out the window as he made the knife holder.
"You did all you can, but we must get stronger before we can save them. You know that as much as i do." Amaya said putting her arm around his shoulders. "Lets get some food into you, it might help."
Stella had ignored the food, she seemed to be interested in an object underneath the bed. IT was out of sight but she was trying to get at a glass container with a black and blue egg in it.
Hiryu returned to the Ward with another Red Face Banadana like his own.
"Here...For you successes in the field of Combat, You've Earned this..." He said as he put it on over Blade's Mouth.
"From here on out, you stall be recognised by my Clan as Katana (Blade in Japanese), If we where back in My world, I assure you the Ceremony would be far grander, but for now..."
Hiryu knelled before the Newly Crowned Katana, Whom had No Idea what the hell was going on.
"....Wow....I....Have no idea what to say..."
Hiryu stood up and bowed "Rest now..." before leaving.
He smiled behind his mask, While he was unsure if Blade would've past the Strider Tests, he sure did deserve the Title.
Angelus gave a small tug on Caim's shirt, and gave notification that she was going to take watch outside the clinic. "I feel ill at ease here. It's... Cramped. Call me should you need me."
Caim looked reluctant to leave his partner alone in this strange new world, but he trusted her judgement. Besides, it would have been wrong to leave Sword alone.
Angelus sat beside the entrance to the clinic and took in a large breath through her nostrils; "Something is strange in the air..."
A incoming Small Object caught Angelus's eye.
Before anything could be done, Hiryu ran up her back and leapt off it and stuck the Incoming Ultra Ball from the Air with is sword.
He landed and shouted "Enemy Forces! Steel your self!"
A Moment later, a total 4 men and women in Black Jumpsuits with Several Pokéballs on their Belts appeared, draw them out like a gun on Angelus and Hiryu.
"ATTENTION TRAINER! SURRENDER YOUR POKÉMON AND GET OUT OF OUR WAY...OR NOT, DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO ME! Heheha..." Executive Proton ordered as he had his men ready their Pokémon.
Sword and Caim were congratulating Katana on his promotion when sounds of a struggle were heard.
The door leading into the Ward was kicked in by a Man in Black with a Hitmonchan covered in a dark Aura holding the Nurse Hostage.
"You there! Hand over the Shiny's to me or my Servant here will test just how much the Human skull can take before turning to dust..." Petrel Ordered to The 3 of them as The Pokémon pressed a fist to the scared Nurse's Skull.
Dillon and Amaya were checking out the Egg they Stella Found when a TR Grunt kicked down the door and leapt on the table with Pokéballs in hand.
"EAT THE DIRT! NO-BODY MOVE, NO-BODY DIES!" He shouted in a manner that he saw in a movie once.
This surely woke up Tomoya.
Amaya just stared at him. "Leave or i take your hand. Understood?" she said with her hand in her bag.
"HA! I would actually like to see you try that!" He shouted as he Opened his Pokéball and released a Shadow Raticite into the room.
A Dark Aura covered it.
The Creature seemed Feral yet emotionless at the same time.
"RATICITE, USE HYPER-FANG!"
The Raticite Pounced and Went to feed on Amaya's Neck.
Amaya pulled her sword out of her bag and sheath simultaneously. The motion was fluid and that of a trained swordsman, not of a super human. It cut the rattacite from snout to tail as smooth as a butterknife. "Drop the pokeballs and leave." she said calmly, never standing up throughout the whole ordeal.
The Rocket Grunt Froze, That never happened before.
"uuuhhhhhhmmmmm..."" He stammered as he tried to open another Pokéball, his shaky hands failing him.
He took a step back, causing the Table to tip back and dropped him to the ground.
He began to crawl for the exit...
Stella simply threw the two halves of the pokemon at the grunt, immobilizing him for a short time. She then used quick attack against his head in an attempt to knock him out.
Amaya pulled and cradled the egg close to her. She then went back to eating as if nothing happened after putting the sword away properly.
Dillon, examined the fainted Ratticate.
"This Poor creature has been, can you see the Dark aura around it?"
Amaya tried and could roughly see a dark aura surrounding it.
Dillon had an idea, but he would need some parts, he would create a machine that would let him take back these Pokemon.
Angelus let out a growl, fire beginning to lick around her lips. "You dare attack a house of healing?! You will pay! RAAAAAARGH!"
She breathed heavily, and a ring of fire began to surround two of the four Rockets, and a familiar star shaped blast began to advance quickly on the two Rockets.
-- Clinic --
Comet growled, and shot a Shadow Ball at the Hitmonchan's face, blinding the creature. In the confusion, the Houndoom did a Feint Attack to ram the Hitmonchan with his curled horns. The Hitmonchan released the nurse in confusion and started swiping at the Houndoom. Sword charged in after Comet, and used Steel Wing on the Rocket; causing metal feathers to come flying at the terrorist without abandon.
Caim looked onward with confusion, and then his face paled when he heard:
"CAIM! We need help!"
Petrel took a Feather to the thigh and realised this was going to be a fight.
"Arrrggghhhh...HITMONCHAN! USE COMET PUNCH!" He shouted as he limped out of the ward.
The Hitmonchan got back up and smacked it's gloves together before releasing several blows to Sword and Comet which, Thanks to his Shadow Power, were Super Effective.
2 blows landed on Comet, 2 on Sword and the last was about to hit Caim.
Before it could, Katana used his new move Leaf Blade on the Attacker before following up with a Quick Attack Knee to the face, sending the Hitmonchan into a empty bed.
He then motioned for Caim to Leave before he got hurt, Which he did, keen to find Angelus.
Katana started to use Absorb in the same Sleeper Hold Fashion he used on the Arbok.
The Entire Village became a warzone as the TR Members released several Shadow Pokémon After Hiryu and Angelus.
The Dragonite was fighting an Onix as Hiryu began to attack the members themselves.
She Overpowered the Onix and KO'd it, but before she could do anything else, her body felt weak.
Then she saw a Large flower like figure spray around a yellow pollen.
She went to attack it but her body went limp as she fell victim to the Stun Spore and her lost all feeling in her right leg, knocking her off balance and onto the ground.
"MARK DOWN, CAPTURE ALIVE!" Proton ordered with was relayed by the members to their pokemon.
Several Koffing's and a Jolton closed in on her
Hiryu meanwhile was struggling with an enemy Growlite and was unable to help her.
Shadow had bin watching the fight from the Shadows. He had his knife and his gun. He waited for one of the enemy members to stray off so he could put him down quickly and quietly.
Alley behind the Poke Center
Although the girl was wearing a Team Rocket uniform, she'd recently found out how they brainwashed her to steal some innocent Pokemon. After finding out, she stole one of them back and left to try and return it. From the sounds of the fighting on the other side, and inside, the Center, however, it seemed that Team Rocket had beaten her to them. Peering out around a corner, she saw someone else watching the fight from the shadows.
As quietly as possible, she pulled out the one Poke Ball she had - a modified Ultra Ball. She hadn't recognised the Pokemon inside until she saw it looking at her accusingly - it must have been forced into another form, perhaps. Well, they didn't have a choice but to stick together, even if it didn't believe she was out to make amends. The Pokemon, black as the shadows they were hiding in, started sneaking up on the man, followed closely by its 'trainer'.
Hearing their footsteps, he turned around, pointing a gun. The 'Rocket' held up a finger, and tried to explain the situation - she wasn't actually a Rocket and wanted to deal with the others in the area.
"What do you want....." the Russian said quietly, he didnt expect to see one behind him... let alone not try to harm him. He lowered his gun but did not put it away.
Tomoya heard the noise and jumped up from his sleep, waking up Pikachu with him. "Lets go see what happened!" He said, Pikachu said one "Pika" and followed.
As Tomoya came in he found the door smashed and a guy dragging himself out of the room. "What happened" Tomoya said to himself.
Caim nodded at his other two Pokemon and yelled, "I know you two can handle yourselves from here. Regroup with me when you're done. We'll find Angelus then!"
Caim ran outside to find to see the chaos unfolding before him; and was relieved at first to see Angelus fighting, he soon started running towards her when he saw what began to happen.
"I'm coming you big lizard! Don't you go down on me!"
Angelus was surrounded by a Jolteon
and several Koffings;
and was looking ragged from fighting. The group was closing in around her in a circle; and she snapped at the Koffings with her jaws. They floated backwards with a mocking noise that Caim could only guess as a laugh, and they started to stream in toxic gases from their gullets (Smog). Caim gagged at the smell, and he could only guess what Angelus was going through. She growled and threw out a Fire Blast at the Koffings; knocking them back and KOing two of the four. She then jumped and did a sweeping Iron Tail, which knocked the other two out of the air and sending them skidding on the ground. She had hear Caim's voice ringing in her ears, and grimaced; "I'll do what I can, fool human."
Caim was about 3/4 of the way there when a Persian
and an Electabuzz
flanked Caim. They growled at him menacingly and lightning began to crackle throughout the Electabuzz's skin. Caim balked at the sight of them, and began to try to duck and weave between them; but all Caim was able to pull off was to get better sight of Angelus knocking back the Koffings. Caim whooped at the sight of her being able to take them on, but frowned when he noticed her movements were jerkier than usual.
Angelus was feeling her body taking it's toll from the attacks she was unleashing and started shaking slightly after the Koffings were returned. "And then there was one. Coming to pick up the scraps of an already finished meal, pup? Have at it!"
She then unleashed a Hyper Beam that she had been saving for some time, and she was a little dismayed to see that the Jolteon was not affected as Pokemon usually were against that attack. The battle had weakened her, but the Jolteon was untouched during the assault. It took the attack with gusto, and shook only slightly after being hit. Angelus was in a rut, having to recharge after the Hyper Beam and running low in her pool of resources. The Jolteon grinned after seeing what Angelus had done and let loose a harsh Thunder on her again, again and again. Each shock let forth a harsh cry from the Dragonite; which was prompting Caim to try his hardest to escape the block by the two in front of him. She also noticed that while the attacks seemed to hurt at first, as time grew onwards, they seemed to dull with time; and what remained of her consciousness. With that, several Rocket Grunts began to surround her, and quickly began to attach restraints and used an Ultra ball to capture the Dragonite. "Royal pain in the ass, this one."
"What the boss wants, the boss gets."
Almost mirroring his Pokemon; Caim was finding himself scratched and shocked by his two attackers, and he was screaming his friend's name at the top of his lungs; "ANGELUS! AN-GE-LUS! NO! DON'T YOU BASTARDS TOUCH HER! ANGELUS! ANGE-"
It was then the Electabuzz pulled Caim into a bear-hug and shocked the human into unconsciousness; the effect being almost immediate. Caim slumped to the ground, his eyes rolling in his head as his remaining vision showed his beloved partner being dragged away by the Rockets.
Unable to take any more, the 'Rocket' who was hiding with Shadow burst out of cover, quickly followed by her Umbreon. The Pokemon quickly lit up all the rings on its body (Flash), blinding most everyone nearby. Only its trainer and the Jolteon seemed unaffected. Meanwhile, the Trainer started trying to shake the boy awake, even slapping him, to little avail. She almost thought she was getting somewhere when something hit the back of her head - to be precise, a large stick wielded by a Rocket grunt. She fell down, but didn't black out right away...
Meanwhile, Jolteon was about to attack Umbreon, but something stopped him just short. Nobody really heard the exchange between them, but was it--recognition? Whatever the case, Umbreon turned around when he heard the noise, only to take the stick to its face. It jumped back, ready to attack again, but the Electabuzz dropped a Thunderbolt, and it fell to the ground unconscious. The Trainer had just enough time to return it to its ball before the stick came back again, doing the same for her.
The single solitary grunt started preparing her to go with the others. However, he didn't think taking away her ball was necessary - he'd leave that to someone important back at the base.
-Meanwhile, back at the Poke-center-
After Caim and the nurse was able to escape, Sword, Comet and Katana made no resignations towards attacking freely. Sword started with another Metal Wing attack, sending razor sharp feathers flying at the Hitmonchan; during that Comet sent in a Flamethrower, making the metal heated to a very painful temperature, which caused nasty welts to form when a feather hit. During this assault, Katana came in with a Quick Attack and tripped the Hitmonchan to the ground. Jumping backwards, he followed with a Leaf Blade, which was alongside a Cut and a Shadow Ball. The three impacted the Hitmonchan without any room for error, and the thing collapsed.
It was then that they heard Caim and his screams.
Shadow crept behind the grunt with almost no sound at all. He reached the grunt and pulled out his knife, he covered the grunts mouth and put the knife to his neck. With one fluid motion he slid the knife across his neck piercing his jugular and put the grunt on his shoulder. He bid the body in some bushes and walked back to the unconscious grunt. He was curious but was unsure or not to trust the grunt, shadow picked up the grunt and dragged her back to his hotel room and her pokeball and tied her to a chair. He would wait until the grunt would regain consiousness.