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Ya know when Niso had started the search for one of...well not a friend, but his second closes aquiantence, he didn't exactly expect to be on the recieving end of the same treatment his dragon companion had gotten months and months ago. Maybe shouting 'Show me where Karlak is' weren't the best words to shout to something that could create wormholes in dimensions. Before he knew it he was falling through a completely different environment to the one he'd found himself in moments ago. Though he couldn't see it, he could hear something akin to those wormholes he'd grown so frustrated by closing behind him, followed soon by the sound of snapping branches and twigs under him as he managed to break his fall enough on the nearby trees to leave his landing at least somewhat manageable.
"Nnnngh..." Pushing up off the dirty ground, his body felt...oddly weak, for a moment. He hadn't felt this tired in a long while but he couldn't quite place why it felt familiar. His eyes drifted to the sky above, jumping to his feet and holding out his arms to try and catch the pinkette falling soon after him...the black and red furball would be fine. Foxes land on their feet right?
Post by Serafeyna Carroll on Jan 6, 2019 20:59:49 GMT
The pinkette in question had been trying to help her sweet boyfriend find his dear Karlak, an innocent pursuit if there ever was one. Yet here she was suddenly, falling into who knows where. Was that jungle beneath them?! There was no proper jungle in Veria, was there??
She managed to fall right into Niso's arms, knocking him on his ass but slightly breaking her fall. "Owww..." she whined. Her tail was tangled around his leg, to--TAIL?! Where did THAT come from!? She couldn't see the horns protruding from her head, but she did feel off-balance as she tried to scramble to her feet and get a sense of her bearings.
Wait, hadn't Lucien been with them? Where did he go?
“AHHHHHHH!!!!?!??!?!” Lucien was regretting coming with Niso and Sera. Sure, it would be an adventure, and sure it would be for a good cause. Sure, it would be more productive bonding time than just sitting around, but Lucien would have hella taken that over this.
CRASH. SMACK. “OW FU—“CRASH AGAIN. Lucien didn’t even really see what he’d smashed down on at first what with his eyes closed and his aura sight nothing but a brightass blurr for some reason.
Hitting one branch, another, and crashing awkwardly right next to Niso and Sera, Lucien hissed and immediately curled on his side in a ball. “What the fuck what the fuck what the—“ Awkwardly sitting up sideways (which arguably hurt more), he managed out another “What the fuck?!” right after that.
Niso groaned loudly as he ended up landing on his ass. He wasn't too strong so yeah maybe he shouldn't have expected much else but oooow? His body was hurting in such a weird way. Pushing himself up a little with Sera laying ontop of him, the odd sensation around his leg registered but not enough to investigate, at least not with thw two horns protruding from Sera's head. His eyes widened and he opened his motuh to say something, but was quickly interupted by a falling blonde landing beside them. "Damn. Hoped you were Bruce."
Hearing a yip in the distance that was probably Bruce falling himself, Niso, after carefully moving Sera aside, jumped to his feet, a few torn holes in his jacket from the fall but pretty okay all the same. He briefly moved to the source of the sound, but a lot of confused snarling made him feel Bruce probably wasn't in the right mood to be near tearable flesh...plus. "Ooookay one thing at a time..." He dusted himself off, looking to the blonde and his girlfriend on the floor. "Okay...I feel weird...Bruce sounds confused wherever he is, and...Sera for the love of Arceus tell me you packed a weird headband from your performance kit or something?" He gestured to the top of his own head, trying to point out the horns he was referring to on hers.
Post by Serafeyna Carroll on Jan 6, 2019 21:25:10 GMT
Sera jumped as she heard probably-Bruce-- but, terrifyingly, maybe-not-Bruce-- yipping and snarling nearby. A shudder ran down her spine, but her attention was soon called to Niso moving her off of him, and then shortly after to-- "Headband...?" She reached up, and her eyes widened as she touched her new horns. "Wha--" She grabbed onto one of them and tugged. "OW! Yeah that's definitely attached..." She felt up and down the lengths of them with both hands, trying to get an idea of how long they were. Was that why she felt so off-balance?
Turning to the cursing blond, who she hoped was okay, she asked, "Luci, are you seeing this??" She felt her tail swish against her leg then, which caught her attention, and she did a double-take. Grabbing it to hold up to them, she asked both again, "Are you SEEING this?"
A loud vaguely-dramatic groan escaped from Lucien as Niso spoke. “Yeah well—“ He started but fell quiet as the yipping caught his ears as well. Looking around, he was aware of the vast loud sea of blue that seemed to distort his sight. That hadn’t just been a falling thing then, had it. Or maybe I hit my head… Luci groaned reaching up to rub his forehead. Ugh so bright…
Was he seeing this? Luci winced opening both eyes and finally pulling back on his aura sight entirely. Staring at Sera for a few seconds, he blinked slowly at what he was seeing. What was he seeing?! “Sera?!” As if he didn’t know it was her. “What—“ He might have ended with the fuck again but fell off instead looking off towards where Niso was standing. “What’d ya do, man?” he snapped instead looking from Niso to Sera and back again. “What’d it do?!” Hoopa, that was. His eyes raised and flashed around again. “Where are we ‘n what’s—“ Again he stopped on looking at Sera.
Niso was both oddly freaked out and...elated, by the fact the horns were real. Okay on one hand Sera was perfect and he'd never want her to change, and the fact she HAD changed was alarming in it's own right given she now had horns and a tail, but the part of him that loved anything wild and unexplainable was jumping for joy under the surface, mixed with feelings of dread, confusion, and maybe borderline fear as his eyes wandered around, only drawn back to the scene at hand, and reality itself, by Lucien calling him. "AH! Right right sorry er..." Getting to his knees beside Sera, shooting a look to Lucien. "No Idea but this REALLY isn't my fault."
Reaching for Sera, he briefly ran a hand over her horns, confirming for himself they were real and not some plastic prop Hoopa was pranking them with, then carefully grasping her tail...the heart shape at the tip seemed oddly familiar and...Looking Sera in the eye, his usual obliviousness struck as all he could think to say with a nervous smile is. "I mean...as far as tails and horns go they're really cute on you?"
Post by Serafeyna Carroll on Jan 6, 2019 21:58:18 GMT
Some part of her was vaguely amused the Lucien would immediately blame Niso, though she felt more angry and defensive about it if she was really honest with herself. Of course he wouldn't do anything like this-- without her consent anyway! And as far as Hoopa, Sera was pretty versed in legends and myths and fairy tales, many of which exaggerated the true power of their subjects, and even in those she'd never heard anything about a Hoopa changing a person. There was that weird old kids' story about a boy waking up to find he'd become a Kadabra, but there was no given cause or culprit for that.
Niso's compliment brought her head back to the present, though, and... She laughed nervously. "Thanks?" It was a weird ass compliment for sure, but she guessed if she had to get used to these they?? may as WELL be cute??? Heh...
She shook her head. "I guess the more important question though is where are we? I don't know of any jungles anywhere in Veria, so how far did Hoopa bring us?"
Luci had too many questions and no answers to be had. He frowned a bit as Niso assured him it wasn’t his fault and shook his head a bit after. His attention flickered to Sera again. “Looks kinda like a Houndoom??” he ask-observed. The horns weren’t exactly right nor was the tail, but it was the only thing that came to mind immediately.
The thought of where they were, however, took his thoughts again. Golden eyes raised and scaled the tall spiraling trees and mesh of foliage. Above them, the shadows of some strange flying creatures went by. Are those Pokemon? They were none that he recognized, but something about them made his stomach flip over. “Uh…. uh… guys???” Looking back down to them, he slowly pushed himself to standing. “I… dunno ….somethin’ about this place’s…” He paused remembering how bright everything was with his aura sight. “Weird….”
Niso smiled a little as Sera seemed to. An out of place compliment sure, but she seemed to enjoy it in some way. Sitting with his legs crossed, holding his ankles with his hands, he looked a little between the two other humans with him...well, Human and whatever Sera was now. Though he did shoot Lucien another glare for comparing Sera to a houndoom.
Seeing the shadows of the creatures above briefly cross the ground under him Niso's eyes turned skyward too. Niso slowly moved to his feet, starting to get his energy back but still feeling very off. "Only other region I really know is Unova and...well this ain't that." Flicking out his arms to adjust how his jacket lay on his shoulders, he started to loosen up...he felt a lot better, like whatever was exhausting him shifted away but now he felt immensely light on his feet. Unnaturally so. Huh... "Wherever we are I doubt that asshole of a Pokemon isn't coming back for us..." He offered out a hand to Sera, giving her the usual oblivious smile he would, as if everything was as it should be and he was just genuinely sharing a smile with her as ever. "Come on, we should at least try and get out of the woods. Knowing Bruce he's probably off hunting something to battle the confusion so...maybe best we don't get lost looking for him for now." He smiled a little brigther as he added. "He's a smart Zoroark, he'll find us."
Post by Serafeyna Carroll on Jan 6, 2019 22:28:32 GMT
Lucien's nerves were contagious, and Niso's oblivious smile wasn't really helping to settle them. Sera just shuddered and took Niso's hand as she climbed to her feet too. She nodded as he assured her Bruce would find them, but she did still worry about him a bit. For as wild as he could be, Bruce could also be a very good boy when he wanted to be, and the thought of him actually getting lost was scary. She whimpered lightly.
"You guys are both probably right, but..." She looked around. "How big are these woods, and which way is out?" It was difficult to say from in here. "Luci, can you tell anything with your Aura Sight?"
Lucien was slowly pushing himself to full standing again, his eyes flickering here and there. If he stared for too long in any one place, he could swear he saw something in the corner of his eye. At Sera’s question, however, he lowered his gaze and bit his lip. A shake of head was given.
“It’s…” Luci took in a breath, closed his eyes, and was immediately blinded again by the sea of bright around him. It wasn’t just blue this time either but an onslaught of color pouring out of every crack and crevice. Grimacing, he pulled back from his power and pressed a few fingers to his temple. “It’s crazy like… like even the air is vibrating alive…” That seemed really dumb. “Not like… all one color either but like… everything and anything’s alive with as much complexity as anything…” It made sense for a forest to be like that, he guessed??? But something was Different. “I… dun like it…” Which was saying something for the guy who had been advocating Shaymin come in and fix the dead zone.
A crackle of sound had Lucien jumping slightly and looking in the direction of it.
Not quite fully registering the others nerves, though able to catch a bit of Sera's from how well he knew her, Niso still couldn't help but chuckle as Lucien jumped. His description of everything buzzing seemed weird given how, for him, the buzzing seemed to have stopped if anything. He felt oddly calm, the usual storm still in his head but oddly...quieter in some way too. "Oh come on you two. We're lost sure but we have-" He reached for his pocket, then paused, his hands patting down his front, then his back, getting faster as the seconds whent on till he'd pretty much checked anywhere he could store something.
"...Anyone got pokeballs?" He had a secondary search, but anywehre he usually stored Pokeballs was now empty. Had he dropped them when he fell through the portal? The realization that he was disconnected from Bruce, Karlak, and now, all his other Pokemon...Dread was actually starting to form on his face a little. Sure, he wouldn't die before he got out of here...but it wouldn't be a pleasant trip without support.
Post by Serafeyna Carroll on Jan 6, 2019 22:55:51 GMT
Well. That description did not sound good. "Sounds.. scary." She did not envy Lucien's power right then.
Sera jolted at the sound, but when nothing immediately came of it she took several deep breaths to try to compose herself... only to turn pale with dread as Niso asked his question. She patted down her pockets, checked her bra, but nothing. And heaven knew where her bag had gone. Tears started to form as Sera choked up. "M-my..." Her Pokemon, her babies, her friends. Where were they!? Were they safe?? A few choked sobs escaped her, and she found herself clinging to Niso.
Lucien’s hand reached for and clenched at the shirt right above his heart. “Yeash…” He’d been about to try and calm down again when Niso brought up the Pokeballs. Immediately, Lucien slapped his ass. Nothing. Whipping sideways, he slapped his sides and then further down his pants. Nothing. Hands scrambled, and his pants dropped, underwear dropped, and his shirt was briefly flung off. Nothing.
“What the FUCK?! MEA! ALAMEA! WHERE ARE YOU?!” Lucien was shouting suddenly his eyes darting around. He scrambled to pull clothing back on as he took several steps one way and then another.
Despite his previous explanation of the aura in the area, he opened up his mind again anyways. Though there was a rush of bright colors practically vibrating his skull, he had to catch a glance, a trail, a footprint of her or her Pokeball. Nothing. His head was swimming as he strained.