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Old 05-27-2017, 05:13 PM   #13
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My first update in about seven years, so I hope it's not too disorganized. XD Welcome to the CG!

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Having long since desired to explore the picturesque peaks of the Cloud Garden, Elka arrived in order to fulfill her goal along with her fluffy companion Pascal. The first stop on her journey: the Galea Plains. Wanting to get acclimated to the atmosphere before she began her ascent up the mountain, Elka figured this grassy meadow would be a great place to start.

Imposing mountain aside, the Galea Plains were quite a view in of itself. Lush green grass covered the gentle rolling hills that extended as far as the eye could see. Thin trees dotted the pasture and provided small oases of shade in a sort of winding connect-the-dots pathway toward the mountainside. With a soft breeze at their backs, Elka and Pascal began their journey along said path. As the two made their way up and down the rolling hills, Elka could spot the edge of the grassland in the far horizon. It was a thick line of trees that was undoubtedly the Cloud Forest, a destination for maybe another day. For now, it was enough to enjoy this pristine setting with the warm sunlight beaming overhead.

Elka’s train of thought about basking in the sunlight was suddenly derailed however, as a large shadow momentarily eclipsed the sun. Looking up to see what it was, Elka spotted a large bird soaring high above her. It was hard to make out what kind of bird Pokemon it was from this distance, but it was unmistakably circling around, like a bird of prey searching for its kill. However, it wasn’t the trainer nor her small Eevee that was being targeted; the bird appeared to be circling a lone tree with thick branches a stone’s throw away.

Since she was already heading in that direction, Elka decided to check things out. There could be a weak or injured Pokemon there that might be in danger of becoming that bird’s lunch. As Elka and Pascal approached the tree, the two looked around expecting to find something huddled up against the trunk. There was nothing in sight. It wasn’t until the two heard a faint rustle amongst the leaves above that they looked up to see a small bundle of brown fur clinging tightly to a branch.

“Ur, ur!” it weakly whimpered, quite aware of the danger it was in. Upon further inspection, the Pokemon hiding in the tree was a chubby little Teddiursa cub. The picture became all too clear when Elka next spotted a stolen picnic basket that the cub must have carried up into the tree. No doubt in her mind, this greedy little cub strayed too far from the forest and now it was paying the price. The predator above let out a menacing screech, announcing its intentions that it would not give up this prey today. It was up to Elka whether or not she wanted to interfere with the circle of life.
It was so peaceful in the plains, Elka admired having time to herself. Well, it wasn't exactly just herself, but Pascal was certainly peaceful enough company. The warm sunlight felt nice on her skin, after being cooped up in her home for so long with no chance to feel the sunlight on her skin it was certainly peaceful. She was admiring the quiet of the plains and the warmth of the sun, when she felt a cool shadow brush over her body. She glanced upwards, noticing a rather large and menacing looking bird. It was like a vulture, circling around her as though it was looking for it's next meal. Elka was used to be pried at with those awful eyes, people her own age, doctors, no one seemed to actually look at Elka, but rather her crutches. However, this bird was eyeing her like a hawk, or... so she assumed. She kept a watchful eye on it, noticing that it was actually flying towards a tree not far in the distance from where she was currently standing. She was confused as to why the bird would be circling such a large and pointed tree, she glanced at her partner; the young Eevee was laying in the warm grass, letting it gently circle his fur.

"Pascal, we should go see what's up with that bird, don'tcha think?" She pointed towards the bird, bracing herself on her crutches. The Eevee opened his eyes and looked towards the tree, standing on his feet. He looked excited at the prospect of the bird attempting to get some sort of treasure in the tree. He began to quickly trot towards it, picking up speed as he got closer. Elka strained to keep up, pulling on his leash in an attempt to slow him down. Once they arrived at the tree, they looked around, first seeing nothing. However, upon further inspection, they noticed a large tuff of light brown fur clinging to the branch.

It was a small teddy bear like Pokemon, clinging onto the tree as the hungry predator circled greedily around it. It whimpered weakly as it noticed the danger it was in, it was quite possible that the young bear would lose it's life today. A picnic basket hung on one of the higher branches, making Elka immediately realise what had occurred. The little bear must have wandered out of the forest in an attempt to steal food from the humans, and now karma was coming back to haunt it. It was a little on the chubby side, it probably didn't need the food but it must've been hungry. The large bird gave a loud screech, making it clear it wasn't going to be so easily deterred from it's current prey. Elka knew she had to help, and she had to help quickly.
She doubted Pascal could take on such a beast alone, but perhaps with some help he'd be able to. She reached into her backpack and pulled out Mochi's Pokeball, the young Skitty burst through, mewling happily.

Elka pointed up towards the bird, the Skitty nodded rapidly. Elka smirked, this was going to be her first real Pokemon battle. She was extremely excited to engage this menace on such a young child.

"Alright Mochi, use Thunderbolt on that bird!" The Skitty nodded, unleashing a flurry of lightning from it's mouth.
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