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Lost and Confused

Brief Summary: A frightened Mareep (Moira) tears across town.

Bolting out of the marketplace, a fluffy looking sheep paused very, very briefly as her cloven hooves met the dirt path road that stretched throughout the length of the city.

Breathing hard, Moira's eyes darted all over - just what was going on, here? Trying to get her bearings, she glanced one way down the street - perhaps the tavern would be the best place to go, though she had no idea how she was going to communicate with the friendly bar owner if she even found him.


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Apr. 12th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Although at this point, anyone else might be feeling a little like they might be outstaying their welcome, Rowan was still under the hospitality of Sam, and had no plans to change this. Despite being a guest at the tavern for a while now, she hadn't made much progress in finding out about the town.

She had awoke well past noon, and, blithely unaware of just how lazy she was becoming, planned to go down to the tavern front and ask for some food. Stella made to follow her, as loyally as ever.
From a curled pose on the now unkempt bed, Zyph opened one eye and squeaked indignantly at the retreating back of Rowan; 'Don't forget to feed me again'.

Edited at 2009-04-12 08:48 pm (UTC)
Apr. 13th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
Another pokemon seemed to be chasing after the Mareep. He wasn't chasing her intentionally, but was merely rushing about in his own panic. After his initial transformation into a Nidoran, Cherry had panicked, much like many others in the crowd. A herd of bouncing Buneary had forced him off one path, and down the same one as Moira.

Unfortunately for NidoCherry (Male), he wasn't really watching where he was going - great tears were seeping out of his eyes. And he hadn't even realized he was no longer a she yet.

And as such, he was rushing blindly towards the Mareep, pointy-horn first.
Apr. 14th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
Struggling dizzily to her feet, Lottie's head spun. Just what in the hell was going on here? Once standing, she nearly fell over again.

"I could've sworn I had developed more of a tolerance for the sun by now, sheesh." she muttered. Of course, the words simply came out as a mixture of "spin spin" and such.

Lottie twitched. Yeah, she better get back to her room and lay down. She sounded like a crazy person, for crying out loud. She began to stumble her way towards the tavern, using all her concentration to not land with her face in the dirt again.

Unfortunately, that focus wavered when she caught a glimpse of herself in a nearby watering trough. Before she could exclaim in shock, SpinLottie fell flat on her face. Again.
Apr. 16th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
Though quite surprised, Cedric wasn't as bad off as some. He didn't panic, which is likely a side effect of the type of pokemon that he became. Stocky, heavy and low to the ground, he had plenty of time to just sit and stare for a second. All manner of pokemon had gone dashing off in different directions, but Cedric - the Aron - just sat there.

He eventually spied the Spinda try to walk, stagger, walk, stagger, peer, fall nearby and he plodded over to it.

[Uh. You alright?] he asks, his voice the adorable gruff of an aron's, [Beyond the obvious, anyway.]
Apr. 16th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
Cloven hooves clattering on the wooden planks that made up the front porch of the tavern, a very determined mareep lowered her head and attempted to bash into the doors to see if they'd budge under her weight.

Not strong enough...

That's when she felt the gentle prick of a Nidoran's horn just poke her, but not hard enough to poison her.

[Hey! Watch where you stick that thing!]
Apr. 17th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
Sputtering a little, Lottie coughed out some dirt indignantly, then struggled to her paws yet again.

[Just fine, thanks.] she said sarcastically. Then she tilted her head to look at him quizzically- which probably made her look even more crazy looking, what with the spiraling eyes and all. [Do... do I know you?]

Feeling what was quickly becoming the all too familiar dizziness, she let herself plop back on her rear and sighed. [And do you have any idea just what in the heck is going on around here?]
Apr. 17th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
When he heard the voice and felt something impeding him, he naturally turned his head - which saved the Mareep from getting a good poking. [Sorry, I . . . Ohmygodthisisawful!] Sitting on his haunches, Cherry started to cry. [I'm too pretty to be something this ugly!]

Sniffing, the male Nidoran opened his eyes and watched the Mareep a moment. [What are you try to do?] he sniffed.
Apr. 17th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
Quickly seeing that the tavern was deserted, Rowan pulled a bowl down from the shelf, with the idea of helping herself.
"That's odd" She muttered to herself in the half gloom of the tavern, "He's normally here at this time".

She shrugged off this thought and turned her attention back to hunting for scraps of food. She pulled out a few eggs and a frying pan, and started frying, throwing the eggshells to the floor, where Stella garnered some amusement making them skitter across the stone floor. She had just finished, and was pouring out her breakfast, when she heard a heavy 'thud' at the door.

"What on earth-" Curiosity getting the better of caution, she carefully but quickly approached the heavy wooden door, and slowly opened it...
Apr. 17th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Simply pausing in her crusade to bash the tavern doors open for a moment, the mareep rolled her eyes at the Nidoran.

[I'm trying to get into the tavern - what's it look like?] Clearly the mechanic was feeling snippier at the moment, but perhaps it had something to do with the fact that she was currently AN ELECTRIC SHEEP.

Not noticing that the door was starting to open, Moira proceeded to bash into it again, only it opened with more ease this time - she likely ran straight into Rowen.
Apr. 17th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
The door opened, and in one swift movement, Moira had connected with Rowan's chest, winded her, and the pair had flown in a slight arc, to the back of the tavern and hit the bar with a spectacular sound.
Stella, who had been busy snapping up the last of the breakfast Rowan had poured out moments earlier, lifted her eyes to the direction of the sudden noise. The sight that greeted her was not one she expected to see; her owner being sat on by an electric sheep, and also being out cold.
Instantly adopting a hostile stance, Stella began to growl menacingly, 'Get off my human, fluffball'.
Apr. 18th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
Just continuing to stare at the Spinda, the Aron formerly known as Cedric flops down on his bum and tilts his armored head.

[Nope. Have no idea what's going on, but... Well. I was Cedric.]

He sighs.

[Don't ask me how that works. I uh, assume you're not really a Spinda?]
Apr. 18th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
Watching the strange scene unfold, Cherry was at least glad he had a little dignity left. Walking in through the now open door, he heard the menacing words of the other pokemon.

[Er, I think that was an accident, no need to get so defensive about it . . .]
Apr. 18th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
Not expecting a human to be on the other side, Moira found herself sitting very suddenly on top of a bewildered Rowen.

Tossing a glare back to at the Ninetails (like she would have as a human), a little fear crept in as she looked into the red eyes.

The words were having difficulty forming in her mind, but she slowly moved off of Rowen, either way.

[...Meh, it's not like I did it on PURPOSE.] Moira finally managed to get out - she sounded irritable, but it hadn't exactly been a good day, or good 10 minutes.
Apr. 18th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
When the Aron introduced himself as Cedric, Lottie could only be glad she was already sitting. Even if she wasn't currently a Spinda, she have have fallen over. And it didn't help that she seemed especially prone to be dazed and surprised at the moment.

[C... Cedric? As in the fellow I was speaking to right before...] she trailed off. Before what exactly, she didn't quite know.

Rather than try to stand and move closer to him, SpinLottie merely tumble-rolled his way, ending up smacking right into his very solid self. From against him, a muffled voice said, [In that case, I suppose it isn't too crazy to insist I'm Lottie, is it?]
Apr. 19th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
[The very same,] replies Cedric the Aron with a solemn enough nod, [I can't explain it, but I've no doubt it has to do with that magician.]

His blue eyes narrow.

[Not that he's around now. Figures. I mean--]

But he's caught off when Lottie just falls, face first, into his armored body. Sweatdropping, he says, [Er, no, not really. You're making me wonder how Spinda usually get around, though.]
Apr. 19th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
Walking inside, Cherry was careful not to step too close to the human, lest the red-eyed pokemon get angry at him. [Well, I suppose we got in at least. Fat lot of good it did us.]

Sitting on his haunches, he eyed the two pokemon. [Anyone have a plan?]
Apr. 19th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
Stella relaxed her position and stopped growling, whatever they were, they didn't really look too harmful, for now at least.

Rowan was still lying rather comically on the floor, with her back end splayed and torso crushed up against the bar. Stella moved toward her, glaring at the mareep as she went by, and nudged Rowan's cheek with her muzzle.
Issuing a small moan, Rowan started to regain consciousness, and after a couple of seconds started to sit up. "Oooh, my head...".
She lifted one hand to feel around the sore spot, now quickly developing into a lump. So preoccupied with checking her injuries, she didn't notice the strange scene she had awoken to in the bar. Now that she had, she froze still and stared at the small rag-tag gathering of Pokemon, that somehow looked just as confused as she felt!
Apr. 20th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
Keeping a watchful eye on the Ninetails, Moira relaxed some.

Just staring at Rowen, the mechanic sighed. Well, this was just lovely. She'd made it to Sam's tavern without being eaten or corraled by some herder, but now the only person she thought she could trust wasn't even there!

[It would figure that Sam isn't here.] She grumbled.

Looking back to the Nidoran, she raised an eyebrow, but said nothing.
Apr. 21st, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
With a shaky sigh, Lottie flopped back into a sitting position, this time partly leaning on the Poke-MAN beside her. [Magician, huh? I'm willing to bet we're not the only ones in this predicament. I'm guessing there's quite a few other confused folks out there right now. Looks like the fellow is long gone, unfortunately.]

With those words, she pushed herself up, using Cedric's solid self to brace herself upwards. Wavering slightly, she gave a crazy-looking lopsided smile. [While I wouldn't call this your typical medical malady, perhaps your sister could help us with out current... condition? Hopefully she isn't... eh, similarly affected. How about we pay her a surprise visit?]

Lottie gave a mirthful "spin spin" laugh, then punctuated her idea with another faceplant to the dirt. She was honestly getting used to it, though.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
Sorry, Moira - Sam is stuck with Artemis the Cleffa right now.

Sitting there still, he nods his armored head and says, [I'd suspect so. I see no people now - just a lot of pokemon. Or I did. Everyone went different ways.]

He watches Lottie fall down, though, and chuckles.

[Are you sure you want to try it? I'm not so sure if we'd make it. Besides - she er...]

He chuckles more, but a bit nervously this time.

[...Couldn't understand us.]
Apr. 23rd, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
When no one suggested a plan, the Nidoran collapsed on the floor, burying its face in its paws. [THis is so messed up. I mean I'm a POKEMON. A MALE pokemon! I'm too cute to be male!]
Apr. 25th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Surrounded by squeaking Pokemon, Rowan was unsure of exactly what to do. With her Ninetails was by her side, she wasn't worried about the first stage pokemon, but there was something very very amiss with the situation.
She felt very sorry for the Spinda who she had just seen falling face first into the dirt again, so she went outside and picked it up, dusting it off as she did so.

"I honestly have no idea what you're all doing trying to break into this place, but..." She trailed off. "Well, guess I best try and find someone who might understand."

Spotting Cherry, who to Rowan looked as if she was preparing to charge, she shouted down "Hey Nidoran, you had better keep your horn away from me!"

She stepped over and around the remaining Pokemon, Spinda in arms, and started up a street towards where Luc had said he lived.

(OOC: Tell me if it's not okay for me to pick the Spinda up and I'll edit it ^^)

Edited at 2009-04-25 09:23 pm (UTC)
Apr. 26th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
Before she could even get out the words "COULD IT REALLY HURT TO TRY?!", SpinLottie felt herself rise suddenly into the air. The momentum knocked the wind out of her, and after a bit of disorientation came and passed, she noticed she was moving forward. Without falling. And someone was- oh geez, someone was carrying her.

She flailed.

[Hey! What in the...! Put me...! Cedriiiic!]

Unfortunately, none of this had any effect, as she was rather small and just mildly annoying, but as she watched the Aron getting further away, her only thought was to just keep making things difficult for whatever was connected to the appendage holding her.

Without thought, her next yell came out as a slightly crazed and very pitiful Psybeam, directed accidentally at Cedric.

(OOC: It was a hilarious development- I'm so on board. ^^)

Edited at 2009-04-26 02:14 am (UTC)
Apr. 26th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
Moira couldn't help but glare in annoyance at Rowan.

'Stupid human' were the words that popped into her head, but she didn't voice the thought - she too, was a human after all, or she was supposed to be!

About to say something, the sheep blinked when Rowan picked up the Spinda, which then released a psybeam. The attack didn't hit her, but she scrambled out of the way, nonetheless, quite possibly smacking into Cherry, though her fluff caused her to avoid being poisoned by the spikes.
Apr. 26th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Looking up when the human yelled at him, Cherry sniffled and tried to figure out why Rowan thought he was going to poke her. A moment later, the Mareep careened into him and he jumped away as well - and towards Rowan, which might very well look like he was indeed trying to attack.
Apr. 26th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
All Cedric could do was watch, really.

First it was Lottie falling down. Then it was Rowan picking Lottie up. Then it was Rowan walking away with a flailing Lottie.

Something about his new form made the man rather lazy. Perhaps it was the additional weight. Perhaps it was the gravity of the situation.

Perhaps it was--PSYBEAM'D.

Suddenly smacked full force with the beam, Cedric is knocked backwards, head over heels, and lands upside down on his back. Stubby arms and legs flailing wildly while his eyes spin around in a swirl.
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Rowan, who didn't quite see that one coming, stood stone still as the psybeam the creature she was holding had released, hit the Aron square in the face.
She stayed silent as it did a short backflip and landed, seemingly out cold.
"Oh... Dear".

After a few seconds she decided it was unwise to carry on holding the spinda, and she gingerly held it out at arms length, and lowered it back to the floor. All the while, trying hard not to induce another psybeam.
Perhaps foolishly, she then ran over to see if the Aron was okay...
Apr. 29th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
[Dear god in heaven!] Cherry said nervously, watching the chaos unfold. That Psybeam would be pretty bad if it hit him, and he looked around for some kind of solid cover - deciding to use the nearby Moireep as protection.

He ran towards the other pokemon, which could come off as aggressive - but he felt it was a merely a nice, large, fluffy cover. [Let me stand behind you!]
Apr. 29th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Lottie gave something akin to a shocked hiccup when she saw Cedric backflip away and land awkwardly. When the surprised human put her down, she ran over to him and waved her arms around frantically, smacking him lightly with short arms.

When he merely laid there dazed, she quickly looked around, and spotted a few startled looking Pokemon. Realizing that they too might have been affected by the transformation, she yelled out to them, [Are you human too???]
May. 1st, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Seeing the Nidoran coming towards her out of the corner of her eye, the Mareep let out a disapproving, "REEEP!" Before it turned quickly and darted out of the tavern, not looking back.

She didn't give any thought to answering Lottie, or paying anymore mind to Rowan - it's not like the girl seemed particularly helpful, anyway.
May. 1st, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
While Cedric would love to reply to the girl, he is not only a pokemon, thereby rendering any real attempt at communicating rather moot, but he's also confused. Very confused.

Kind of like that time he found out that Julian was his sister. Yeah. That was pretty confusing. He didn't have the swell SWIRLYSWIRLY eye effect, though. Or the dizziness.

Trying to get his bearings, Cedric manages a wobbly, [I've been better.]
May. 1st, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
Hearing the voice, and seeing his mobile cover prove its mobility, Cherry turned to look back over his shoulder.

[Yes . . . I'm a human,] he said to the wobbling pokemon. [Um. Don't shoot off another Psybeam, okay? I'm kind of weak to those . . .]
May. 4th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
SpinLottie surveyed her surroundings. Pokemon running around, making noise, hiding. Humans looking baffled. Obviously this wasn't the best place to be. She turned to Cedric and patted him with her small paw.

[Okay. This is mad. I'm going to go look for help. If you've not feeling well, this girl seems kind, and I'm sure she'd look after you if need be. Unless you'd prefer to follow?]

Taking a deep breath, she took a few steps. Huh. She wasn't falling down. She realized that, for the first time, she wasn't feeling threatened or overly emotional. It seemed she didn't instinctively fall if she was calm. She walked a few more steps successfully. Well, fancy that! Bolstered by this realization, she trotted off determinedly, leaving Cedric to follow if he chose.
May. 4th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
Though Cedric was sure that Rowan was perfectly nice, there was something about being stuck with someone that couldn't understand him that distressed him. His normally calm demeanor shattered by being hit by that ray, Cedric makes it back onto his stubby feet and charges after Lottie.

[There's no way you're leaving me here! No one can understand me!]

This surely leaves a very alone, and probably very confused, Rowan.
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