Atlas' pet (Part Seven of ? )
“Woah, those two are the ones who pinned Machoke…”
“I heard they’re going after Lucario next…”
“I think the green one is kinda cute…”
“Dude, shut up! You don’t wanna end up like Machoke.” Mienfoo clamped her paws around Pancham’s mouth as Atlas and Bulbetta walked past, heading deeper into the forest. The two pokemon watched anxiously, desperately not wanting to tussle with these two pokemon. “I think the big one is a Keldeo, but I’ve never seen one with those colours…”
Their voices faded away as the moved out of earshot, although Bulbetta doubted Atlas had been truly listening. He was nose-deep in his book, reading intently. Occasionally he’d look up to check their heading, but otherwise he remained silent.
“So, what’s up with that thing?” Bulbetta broke the silence, kicking a stone in her path. (The stone flicked off into a bush and hit a Meditite, giving rise to rumors of these mysterious combatants having extrasensory perception)
Atlas looked at her, raising an eyebrow. He then lowered it, letting out a small chuckle. “It’s my spell book.”
“Spell book? Don’t Unicorns cast spells naturally?”
“Well, my spells are a bit different… Let’s just say there’s a lot of them, so I keep them all in this book so I don’t forget them.” He closed the book in question, tucking it away in his bag. He retrieved a small bottle of water, taking a sip and offering some to Bulbetta.
“So, what spell were you reading?” She asked, between drinks. Atlas grinned at her, nodding his head back a bit. “Just a little soul-detection spell. Kinda like Raven’s eye, but I actually have to cast it. A pokemon has been following us since before we entered the forest.”
“The one that threw the rock?”
Atlas nodded, taking the water bottle back and putting it away. “They’ve kept a good distance, so I can’t tell much about them. But that in itself gives us some information.” He continued to walk, occasionally looking down at the bulbasaur.
“Well” Atlas began, smiling. “They obviously have a good aim, knocking out that Poliwrath from a distance with one shot. The fact that they haven’t attacked us shows they’re likely not-hostile. They’re just watching us for now, I think. Trying to figure us out.”
“I hate being watched.”
Atlas just chuckled again, as they got closer and closer to the large tree. If he knew anything about Lucario, it’s that he could see then coming already. Like Raven, the pokemon could sense the life energy of others around him. There were two pokemon watching them.
Indeed, sat on a thick branch overlooking Beatdown Forest, Lucario meditated. He could feel the energy from the two approaching beings, and their careful pursuer.
“Maybe… These are the ones who can help…”
Fairly Dialogue heavy this time, although I feel it’s important to balance out my combat writing with some story stuff.
Here, we learn of the power of rumours, and of a Pancham with a forbidden crush.
Plus, some info about their mysterious tailer, and a new mystery from Lucario.
Thank you to @askmisspikafu for allowing Bulbetta to keep Atlas company on this adventure.
Keep an eye out for more soon!