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Old 06-23-2017, 08:13 AM   #72
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As Pouli approaches the Wimpod, it begins to cower even more, scooting back into its horde even further.

"I-I-ok-k-kay! Okay!" it blurts out, stuttering in terror, "I'll take you to him! I'll even show you the way!"

The bug skitters in front of the group, looking nervous the entire time. He slowly approaches the tight, narrow passage made by the walls of the two bubbling pools of hot water. For a split second, you notice a glint - hard to tell if it was in his eye or the shine of his Metal Claw, but either way in barely any time at all, the Pokémon slashes at the side of one of the pools. A cascade of rocks tumble to the ground, piling up between the springs and blocking the exit. Water begins to trickle from the side of the spring and flow over the pile of rocks, which slowly begins to pool around your feet.

"That horrid coward!" the Pansear shouts in rage, before yelping at the sight of the slowly rising water level.

Though the water is not presenting an immediate danger, it might not be the best idea to stick around long to see how high it gets. And what's more, the thief has betrayed you once again and broken his promise. The rocks blocking your path aren't terribly big, but the water running over them is fairly hot. And once you manage to get out, you'll still have to figure out how to find the Wimpod... How will you get out of this situation?

"That two-timing sack of-" Niho began. Pouli cut her off with a gasp.

"NIHO!" Barked the Houndour, incredulous. "Language!"

"What?!" Lamented Niho. "‘Uala talks like that all the time!"

"Well you're not ‘Uala!" Reprimanded Pouli, disgruntled. She snorted, and began pacing in the small area, trying to think of a plan as the hot water began rising up around her ankles. "We have to get over the rocks."

"I bet I could climb over them from here," Niho suggested, from her perch on Pouli's back. She dug her heels into the Houndour's ribs for extra punctuation. Pouli grunted, and looked back at her, giving her a slightly dirty look. Niho grinned, apologetically. Pouli sighed again.

"Then what would you do?" Pouli asked, disheartened. "You can't take on that little snot's boss!"

"No," Niho conceded, reluctantly. She didn't like to admit it, but she wasn't much of a battler. "...but you could."

"What?" Pouli asked, as Niho slid off of her back. The Totodile walked up to their escort, still wearing her leafy mask, and offered one clawed hand to her.

"Help me give P a boost over the rocks!" she urged, a bit desperately. "She's big, but I bet if we work together, we can do it! Then she can track down the thief for us! She has a heck of a nose, and a lot more techniques than I do! She'll get the job done for sure, I promise! A-as for us, um-"

Niho paused, and looked at the water. Then she inhaled.

"...I'll give you a boost! I can swim, so... I'll stay behind!"
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