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Old 08-11-2017, 12:00 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by Maskerade View Post
morningstar: ((Pokémon declared 3/6: Mawile, Scraggy, Stufful))

At Athena's new choice of partner, Snivy smiled faintly. That smile only widened further when the human revealed her rather humorous socks, a clothing accessory Snivy couldn't understand the very concept of, but undeniably appreciated.

Like a pair of rookie spies on their first day of spy school, you and Mille mirror Snivy's every movement, like it was your instructor. You keep low, move slowly, and gently place one foot (or paw, where applicable) in front of the other so as to make as little noise as possible. Down the metal stairs to the left you go, Snivy taking the lead, until you finally reach the ground level of the Finne-Can factory.

Immediately you find yourselves in a corridor - wide and spatious enough to move around if need be, but oppressingly straightforward, lined by tall steel walls on each side and poorly illuminated by the occasional fluorescent lamp flickering precariously. The only way to go is forward, until the corridor turns 90 degrees to the right. Snivy clings to the wall and peers over to see what lies beyond before taking the turn, then urges you to do the same.

Cautiously, you take a peek around the bend as well, as does Mille - your head, the Stufful's and the Snivy's looking like a comical little tower of sneaky scouts to anyone who happened to turn around at that moment. Fortunately, nobody does.
What you can spot a little farther away, down an equally boring, unremarkable corridor as the one you came from, is a round gray creature with two arms and no legs, floating in mid-air with the occasional spark escaping from its bulky frame. You quickly identify the foe as being a Geodude endemic to the region of Alola, and it is no doubt the first guard depicted in Snivy's map.

For now, you have time to assess the situation and outline your plan. The corridor will allow for some unrestricted movement should battle be unavoidable, and you have the element of surprise. However, within the confined space of iron walls and nearby rooms, being excessively loud can prove dangerous, although probably no one will pay attention to some bumps and thumps inside a fully-functioning factory.

With all this in mind, what will you do now?

Athena's excitement resurfaced as she followed the Snivy down the corridors of the cannery. She felt like she was in some kind of police drama, even though she was currently working against the interests of the officers outside. Mille watched Snivy carefully, still unsure why they were following this unfamiliar Pokemon. At the same time, the Stufful admired the way the Grass Pokemon carried itself. Each move was careful, calculated, and smooth.

As the group rounded a corner, Athena and Mille followed Snivy's lead and took a look at what lay on the other side. The trainer's heartbeat spiked as she saw the Pokemon floating further down the hallway. Athena moved away from the corner and took a seat against the wall to think. Mille joined her and Athena waved Snivy's attention over. Though the black, iron sand that created the appearance of hair on the Pokemon meant that this Geodude was not only Rock type, but Electric, she didn't feel they were at any kind of disadvantage. Athena reviewed type matchups in her head, then looked to Snivy with a smile. She opened her mouth to speak, but hesitated. How well would sound carry in this small hallway? Instead, she made a wiggling gesture with her arms to indicate Vines, then laced her fingers together tightly. To end the silent explanation, she Whipped her hands apart rather violently. Hoping Snivy would understand, she gave it a thumbs up. She then made a walking motion with both of her hands, with one hand following close behind the other. To Mille, she mouthed the words "Help" and pointed to Mille's eyes, making a Leer with her own brown ones. With a grin, she held up an OK with her pointer finger and thumb, then pointed around the corner. After this extensive game of charades, she only hoped the Pokemon she was with would understand. In her position, she could only watch from a safe spot around the corner as a battle potentially started.

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