Deske wrote:T stares at the doorway, starting at Baja for a second before she leaves. He watches her leave before turning his attention back to the doorway, "Mmm... Something feels wrong," he says, mostly to himself, before climbing up onto his bed. He turned around in it a few times, pushing a comfortable divot into the center of it before curling up in it, "Gnite, Kimera..." He still a red out the window, wondering what he was going to do when he woke up in a few hours as his body hadn't adjusted to the new sleep schedule yet.
Kimera sat on his bed, staring up. He was looking straight through the ceiling, trying to use his underdeveloped aura sense to figure out what was going on. Being unable to tell, he said goodnight back to T, closed his eyes, and assumed an upright meditative position. At least, he did until his head started drooping. After a few minutes, he let out a snore and collapsed sideways onto a pillow. He slept soundly and silently after that.
Apparently, there was a reason his bed was so soft.
"All anyone can hope to accomplish is their best, Mr. Lance. Especially when it comes to aggressive Mega Pokemon."
Legotron123 wrote:Lance moved to lock the door as soon as it was shut. ”I don’t like that he’s doing this.” He said to the mercenaries as he closed multiple padlocks. ”If it were up to me, we’d throw that thing into a volcano.” He moved onto the deadbolts next, flipping through a massive keychain as he locked each and every one of them. ”But we’ve heard rumors of something coming, something dangerous.” He started picking up iron bars and placing them into slots across the door. ”And we need to be ready for it, hence his nightly training.” He moved onto the final lock, a tiny little pin tumbler. ”I’m not happy about what we have to do, but if it means keeping this town safe I’ll do it.” He turned to look at Mr Cayce and the others. ”I hope that you can help us with that. Because we don’t have a lot of other options.”
Mr. Cayce replied. "However, we are the best fit for this job, I assure you."
As soon as the door was properly locked, Mr. Mime stepped towards it. He faced the group, standing a few paces away from the door. He placed his hands out in front of him, indicating a wall that wasn't there. Then he nodded. He took a step back and repeated the action. Then he took another step back to where his back was almost touching the door. He drew a line with his hand on the floor in front of where he stood, then drew a finger across his throat.
"I understand, Mr. Mime."
the Alakazam said, nodding. the others seemed to understand as well what Mr. Mime was saying. All except for Blaine the Charizard, who was talking to one of the Combee about possibly acquiring a slumber wand.
"We will handle things from here."
The Machamp, Mr. Cormier, stated to Lance. "It will be best for you to get some rest."
With that, the pokemon started their patrols through the building in groups of two. Machamp with Hypno, Charizard with Alakazam, and Hariyama with Mr. Mime.
Buster wrote:Hagane might notice the faint sensation of someone observing him. something that had arrived when the recruits had, but should have gone away now that they had dispersed... Ṡ₸Ɽₒ∏₲∙∙ₒ∏∑▪▪▪☻
With the door locked, Hagane was able to address the presence he felt earlier. "I don't know who you are, what you are doing here, or even what you are. However, I know that you are correct in the fact that I am strong. I am about to get much stronger, if only for a short while. I am also going to get much more dangerous. I can feel you around here, even if I cannot see you. If I feel your presence again after I start my training, you and everyone else will be in danger. Leave me tonight. Speak with me in the morning if you must, but not until I unlock the door."
With that said, Hagane took a seat in the middle of the floor and meditated until he could no longer feel the presence. He meditated for a while longer to ensure it wasn't coming back, and to ensure everyone was asleep. Then, he opened the lattice locket on his pendant, took a deep breath, and grabbed the stone.
Later that Night
The night had so far been quiet. Most of the guild had gone to sleep already. If there was anyone awake, they didn't have any encounters with the mercenaries yet.
It was Charizard and Hypno's turn to patrol the floor around the Guildmaster's room. Blaine was leaning against the wall, lazily biting into an apple while leaning against the wall across from the chained up door. Hippolyte was sitting in the middle of the floor, checking his pendulum for any scratches or issues it might have. Blaine ate the rest of the apple, core included, and burned the stem to dust with his tail flame. He looked up at the door.
He paused for a moment. One of the padlocks on the door had come undone. The Charizard grumbled and started walking over to the door, growling something about cheap metal. He figured it would be safer enough to get close in order to lock it again. After all, Mr. Mime did set up aura-blocking barriers. Blaine stepped up to the door and clicked the lock shut.
Hippolyte didn't notice Charizard move until he heard the click of the lock. He looked up in horror at Blaine. "NO! FOOL! GET AWAY FROM THE DO-"
Something hit the door from the other side with the force of a herd of charging Rhydons, causing Blaine to leap back from the door and trip on his own tail, sending him crashing to the ground. GRRRRAAAAAARRRRIIOOOOO!
Something shrieked from the other side, followed by an onslaught of bangs as the beast inside beat against the door like a drum. The sounds of chaos could apparently be heard even on the first floor, as all of the mercenaries flooded the floor. There were more bangs, this time each accompanied by a flash of blue light around the edges of the door, and punctuated with the final blow and a sound like shattering glass.
Mr. Mime started panicking, and apparently his fears were realized when the next blast was hard enough to bend not only the steel bars holding the door shut, but also bend the metal door and nearly rip the deadbolts out of the frame. Mr. Mime dared to run up closer to the door and start reapplying the barriers. He managed to get a few up before another blast against the door knocked him flat on his back and sent him scrambling back to the group. At this point, terrified looking combee flooded the floor as well, each one carrying a slumber want that was comically far too big for it's body.