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i used to dream in the dark of palisades park

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Bailey Cooper
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POSTED ON May 20, 2020 7:05:11 GMT
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She chomped into her vanilla ice-cream, trying to ignore the searing pain that came from the cold contact against her front teeth.[break][break]

On a park bench, Bailey Cooper sat and looked at the sky. Next to her, Piggie Smalls was busy munching away at his strawberry cone—the swirl standing almost as tall as the Spoink as he eagerly lapped at the confection. The pink of his cheeks was almost obscured by messy dabs of the cream to his features.[break][break]

She does not protest at the sight. Pokemon could be free to make messes for stuff like this. She could clean his face when it was done.[break][break]

Sun cast its warm light over their shoulders.[break][break]

It was a nice day, and she figured it would be the best for the both of them to get some fresh air. The small psychic pig had a good complexion—a healthy diet and restricted use of his strange pearl seemed to be helping, but to what degree, Bailey was not sure.[break][break]

She browsed her phone, waiting for their little snack to conclude before they would continue their walk.



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POSTED ON May 20, 2020 8:00:15 GMT
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 dominic liked this route primarily for practical reasons - it was situated close the middle of the region, with easy access to a handful of major cities.

it was also a decent place to let his pokemon run wild without destroying property or eating any pets; they needed to get the energy and aggression out somehow and he didn't need the attention if he were to attempt to do it in a more populous place.

however, as dominic headed toward his favourite bench, it wasn't a houndoom or one of his handful of dragons that accompanied him on the outing. scrolling through the messages on his phone, he would stop every few steps to kick at a creamy, speckled egg.

piiiii, the togepi would coo, and dominic would kick it again, sending it onward at a vicious velocity. if he read something unpleasant, dominic would kick the pokemon harder, briefly rendering it airborne. here and there, vein-like cracks web out across the togepi's shell, but it didn't exactly protest enough for dominic to take note let alone stop.

eventually he turned the corner to where his bench should be waiting for him, having already kicked the togepi in that general direction. only then does he glance up to see it already occupied. dominic took a moment to stare at the woman, glancing her up and down briefly, and thought she jogged a memory but it wasn't enough to draw concern.

clearing his throat, he would approach close enough to extend a leg and pull the togepi back with the athleticism of a soccer player.

"sorry," he said, sounding pretty much everything except apologetic.



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POSTED ON Jun 14, 2020 0:58:34 GMT
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Piiiii was a sound that registered like a punch to the ribs.[break][break]

Muscle memory harked back to a time when Bailey Cooper had been young, when she had been a child running through Lavaridge with a Togepii wedged in her arms like a catastrophe waiting to happen. She thought back to that time with a mix of fright and nostalgia, because one wrong step would have been enough to smear Tiny across the warm sands like a marshmallow smear.[break][break]

She raised her gaze just in time to see the egg-pokemon, her first pokemon, being pulled back. The fairy-type seemed more than pleased, raising its tiny arms like it was ready to embark on a rollercoaster ride.[break][break]

“Uh, no big deal... Teaching the little guy rollout or something—?” Her voice trailed, and the thought of someone kicking along a togepi had never crossed her mind.[break][break]

Bailey's eyes went from the ground and then up, following the outline of the newcomer's leg to his face—he looked like he had just bitten into a bitter rawst berry, and something in that expression made her blink.[break][break]

“Do I know you?” Or was that just her imagination?[break][break]

Piggie Smalls, seated on the bench, looked in the direction of the road-spun togepi with a smug expression before he went back to enjoying his strawberry delight—all this ice cream, all for him. He would have gloated, if not for Bailey's presence.



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 dominic rolled the togepi back until her little legs were underneath her and she could stand upright. the pokemon lifted her nub arms and looked at him expectantly with a politely demanding expression.

"she’s a girl," dominic corrected slowly, giving a vague hand gesture and a half-shrug in lieu of an explanation for their “training regime”. it was the next part of what she said that gave him pause. dominic felt a tension in his shoulders but soothed himself with the fact that she didn’t sound accusatory. unease made his fingers itch for the capsules at his belt regardless.

"probably. i was a ranger," dominic said, recalling the post-invasion months he spent living with the identity of a dead man and wearing his vermillion uniform. "we patrol all inter-city routes." if pressed, he wouldn’t be able to give much more detail than that without relying on a combination of guesswork and pure fiction.

exasperated that her trainer wasn’t paying attention, the togepi had turned to the woman but its gaze was quickly drawn to her pokemon - or rather, to its frozen dessert. with as much SERENE GRACE as it could muster, the togepi focused all her energy to summon an ANCIENT POWER that would result in pebbles rising from the ground before being flung out to pelt the spoink.



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POSTED ON Jun 23, 2020 6:58:48 GMT
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“Whoops. My bad. Hard to tell when they're still... all shell?” Despite Tink being her first pokemon, even Bailey hesitated when it came to trivia regarding Togepi.[break][break]

Those years felt so long ago. She distracted herself by taking a loud bite of the sugary waffle cone, just to give her something to chew as the man responded to her question.[break][break]

A ranger? Yeah. That'd make sense. “Didn't they pay you guys jack shit? That sucks.”[break][break]

Something about budget issues. Something she couldn't remember.[break][break]

She was only brought out of her thoughts by Piggie Smalls sudden exclamation, followed by a loud splat as his strawberry icecream slipped from his hands to land against the ground; the ancient power had struck right against his pink nose with a satisfying smack, and that had distracted him enough for his tiny nub hands to lose their grip.[break][break]

Her eyes went wide.[break][break]

“Smalls, no. Smalls, we can get you another cone—” and that was when he screamed with raw fury, deploying a psyshock that was so intense at center of its pearl that Bailey swore she saw the ground shudder as she clutched her hands to her head.[break][break]

Not lethal, but certainly painful, as the sound of the Spoink's screech was akin to an airhorn.



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sinclair
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POSTED ON Jul 4, 2020 19:56:21 GMT
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 he only has time to raise a shoulder in a second, half-hearted and noncommittal shrug. ranger salary being shit explains how they could funnel people and resources into hoenn undetected for months before the invasion proper.

he doesn't have time to react before the spoink's attack ripples out. dominic recoils at the PSYSHOCK as though he had been physically struck. his face is angled away from the woman, and he counts to three before he allows himself to look up again. he can’t hide the way his hand flies to his belt, but at least he managed to stop himself before he emptied the pokemon capsules in her face.

"hey," dominic says slowly, and with great exertion, ostensibly trying to wrangle his voice into something resembling calm. "maybe you should consider keeping your unhinged pokemon in its ball."

dominic moves toward his togepi as if intending to simply pick it up but halts in his steps. it happens quickly but it feels like it plays out in slow motion; the togepi wags a finger in the air in a METRONOME and then begins to spin with its nub arms outstretched.

"fuck," dominic mutters under his breath as the togepi begins to close the distance between it and the spoink - airborne, hurtling, rotating like a top, both its fists aglow with red. the togepi screams in the throes of its DARKEST LARIAT as it seeks to pummel the enemy.

dominic can only grimace.



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“What?” She shouted, unable to hear Dominic's utterances while her ears were ringing.[break][break]

Tinnitus that had manifested in the Regirock Cave, later amplified by Mossdeep, haunted her senses like a curse. “I can't hear you! I'll just move him, okay?” Comments about pokeballs were unheard as she would attempt to scoop the tantrum-throwing spoink into her arms.[break][break]

Just as the togepi would execute metronome.[break][break]

It was only by split-second chance that she managed to catch the twinkle of light from the fairy-type's finger, and as Bailey Cooper threw herself away from the spinning top of doom, there was only one thing that could be said. “Fuck!”[break][break]

Because the attack, even if executed by a tiny pokemon, was more than enough to strike against the spoink and break the wooden bench in half.[break][break]

Crushed beneath the blow from the tiny eggshell pokemon, she could hear Smalls as he sucked in another breath; another scream as another round of psyshock was executed. This time, point blank, with his foe atop him.[break][break]

Pokemon were always sturdier than they seemed.[break][break]

As she picked herself up from the ground, Bailey couldn't help but note that she and the Ranger were now diametrically apart from one another—like this was a trainer battle.[break][break]

“Smalls! Now's not the time!” and like a trainer attempting to control a snarling houndoom, she would try to grab the psychic pig by the midsection and yank him away.



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 dominic stretches his arms out in a theatrically over-exaggerated shrug, his hands raised and fingers spread out in an expression of his exasperation. his ears ring and he can barely make out her words, so he resorts to gestures. he doesn’t express rage only because the absurdity of it makes the scene feel surreal.

he takes out the togepi’s pokeball and points first at it, and then at the cursed spoink.

"do you know what a fucking pokeball is?" dominic yells, even though he knows she won’t hear him. he doesn’t stop there - the deluge of abuse continues, words lost in the aftermath of the PSYSHOCK.

distracted, dominic doesn’t notice that the spoink is preparing for a second attack. the second PSYSHOCK sends the togepi flying into the air. dominic cuts himself short to watch, lips parted and brow furrowed, as the togepi ascends to the sky accompanied with a high-pitched piiiiiiiiiiiiii.

sure, he has pokemon that would likely lash out at the slightest provocation - which is why he kept them in their fucking balls.

as the togepi drops, dominic sees the tell-tale glimmer of another METRONOME. the pokemon, he realises, is aiming to drop directly on the spoink, and the scream is now enraged. its fists are glowing again - the pokemon is aiming with pin-point accuracy for the jugular. dominic recognises a THROAT CHOP triggered by pure SUPER LUCK and finds himself holding his breath.

his wishes align with the togepi’s, it seems. they just want the screaming to fucking stop.



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Bailey watched, dumbfounded.[break][break]

The fight between these two baby pokemon had gained a new level of intensity, and she felt like a new trainer out on her first route again. What was she supposed to do with a pokemon she did not technically own? When there was no pokeball to recall it?[break][break]

She opted to pull the spoink away, pulling back her psychic pokemon before the throat chop could find its mark.[break][break]

The ground split, but she did not have the time to observe the damage. Like she was guilty of a crime, she was already running.[break][break]

“Sorry!” She would yell over her shoulder; Piggie Smalls huffing and squirming in her arms. “I gotta go! My bad! Have a nice day!”[break][break]

Her spoink would raise his head, peaking just enough over Bailey's shoulder to unleash one last strike—psychic.[break][break]

He launched a hail of pebbles towards the ice-cream ruiner.



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 it only takes one pebble striking the togepi directly between the eyes to render it unconscious. as it is, the last attack was a result of the togepi summoning the absolute last dregs of her strength - it’s a miracle she was hanging on at all. dominic’s lips part in awe at his pokemon’s resilience.

the togepi drops to the ground, falling backwards as though in slow motion. it strikes the earth, rolling side to side weakly as a result of its momentum, but is otherwise totally still. everything is momentarily quiet and dominic’s silent rage finally boils over.

"what the fuck?!" he bellows at the retreating trainer, springing forward to finally return his unconscious pokemon to its capsule.

"what is wrong with you?"

dominic sets his sights on that little spoink and vows to ensure that little beast never draw breath again.



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