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Old 06-25-2017, 10:48 AM   #75
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Originally Posted by TheKnightsFury View Post
Maskerade- They had been sent off by their trainer for some independant experience but tensions were already running hot between the Munchlax and Staryu. The Munchlax had made his feelings towards the Staryu more than obvious, he despised the Staryu. To him it was likely the biggest mistake his trainer had ever made, the emotionless starfish was nothing more than a liability. For some reason it seemed to be acting out of its own self interest, something the Munchlax would likely not stand for. Following the spinning star down the beach, the Munchlax soon spots what appears to be a concession stand. A sudden burst of speed sees the Munchlax reach the stand in nearly an instant, he eagerly leans over the counter to see what they are selling.

Two squishy looking gastropods rest behind the counter, one coloured pink and brown, the other blue and green. The shelves were quite bare, a few rough looking berries, a handful of assorted items and a pair of broken Pokeballs. "Welcome to Gastrodon's Gastronomic Gallery", mutters the pink Gastrodon. "I'm afraid we aren't able to serve customers at the moment", interjects the blue Gastrodon, "we have a large order to cater for at the hot springs but we are having trouble getting there." The pink Gastrodon stretches its head up to look the Munchlax in the eye. It then cranes its head around to look at the Staryu who continues to scan the beach intently. "Think you could lend us a hand? If you could we would be more than happy to compensate you for your hard work."

A reward would certainly be appreciated, the Professor surely wouldn't be pleased if his Pokemon returned empty handed. The only issue was whether or not an understanding could be made between the Munchlax and Staryu, because at the moment their interests didn't seem to align at all.
Munchlax stared at the two Gastrodon with a look that shifted from excited, to extremely disappointed, to unspeakably bored. There was no food, he was expected to put in work, and the odds of the slugs' reward being edible were slim to none, since it was an order made by someone else - how was he supposed to care? Sure, Rorik would probably enjoy whatever shiny trinket they got out of the deal, but frankly, why should he even care about what Rorik wanted? He belonged to Gottfried, Heiml's undefeated Champion, not the Professor! The clueless man - "expert in bonds", he called himself! - wouldn't even give him a proper name...

On the other hand, the offer seemed to please Staryu greatly. It was never obvious with the faceless thing, but the way its light flickered on and off repeatedly gave away its intention - it wanted to go along with the Gastrodon's request. Munchlax looked at it, puzzled; why would the strange thing even care? It had no mouth with which to eat, and for all he knew, no heart and no brain either. Where was its motivation coming from? What did it stand to gain by wasting time with the two slugs? He'd be damned if he ever managed to understand the pointy critter...

He hated to admit it, but he knew he was at Staryu's mercy. If the starfish wanted to go ahead with this, Munchlax knew he lacked the power to oppose its mind-bending abilities. And as such, there was nothing else he could do but follow the Water-Type's lead... worst of all, he'd have to serve as Staryu's mouthpiece. Bending over the counter, he yawned before asking what was the problem near the hot springs...
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