"Hey Cubone watch thi-
Before the Geodude could finish, it was met with a hard, abrupt hit that sent it a short distance away. The rock pokemon rolled like a ball, thrown off by the sudden attack. It took a few moments to process what had just happened, before picking itself off the sand. Its eyes glared with fury as it met the attacker. "The hell was that for!?
" It growled, angry at the newcomer for suddenly ambushing it in the middle of their fun.
"For being an unfair jerk!
" Angel retorted, her ruby eyes returning the glare with twice the intensity. Her foot hurt slightly from having to kick a rock surface, but she paid no mind to it. If she wanted to win, she had to have the upperhand, even in their game of intimidation. She wasn't going to let a talking stone best her, not after how cruel it had acted.
"Hey, get lost! We didn't do anything to you!
" The Cubone called, still waiting in the sidelines. It was as irritated as the Geodude, impatiently tapping its bone on the sand. He sneered when he saw the Sandile attempt to scurry away, hitting it with his weapon as to warn it not to flee. The reptile cried once more, but no longer tried to escape in fear of being punished.
This only made the Riolu angrier. "Didn't do anything!? You kept beating up that sandile for no reason! Why don't you pick on someone your own size?!
" She threatened, raising her paws up and punching her palm. It wasn't an uncommon scare tactic, but she found it very appealing. Sad to say, it didn't seem to have worked as efficiently as she expected. The Cubone and Geodude laughed near instantaneously, almost harder than they had while beating the Sandile. Their mocking chuckles made Angel all the more angrier. Her blue face now had a hint of red on them, caused by her building rage and humiliation. These idiots were LAUGHING. Laughing at the fact she was about to kick their butts.
"Sorry, but we don't fight girls.
" The Geodude finally said, gasping for air after laughing so much.
And that was when Angel snapped.
She roared, now at the boiling point of anger. She was going to throw a fit, and she was going to let it all out on this stupid
duo. Seconds after her sudden outburst she had already turned into a blue blur, rushing towards the Geodude with speed that topped her ambush.
The Geodude cackled even more as it rolled away, stopping itself using its arms. "Are you retarded? Those moves aren't going to hurt me, ya know."
The rock pokemon flexed its arms, confidence oozing as it showed how tough its stone shell was. Its arrogance only fueled Angel's hatred further.
The Riolu stood, her fists raised in preparation. Although her body language showed bravery, inside her head she was in a near-state of panic and blind anger. She had to think tactfully now that she was in a large disadvantage. Her only move, Quick Attack, would probably only be useful to knock back opponents or to give her a better sprint. Being a fighting type, her raw strength was much higher than most pokemon, but having to punch a rock type would cost her just as much damage as she could do. That idea was not charming to say the least.
After basking in its pride, the rock pokemon finally lunged at the bipedal canine. But Angel was quick, and managed to dodge the tackle. She moved fast, but not fast enough to dodge the punch that came next. She winced, her leg being hit by the rocky fist. The blue pokemon jumped back, providing distance between her and her opponent. This pokemon played dirty, but even then she knew she had the upperhand in speed. She just had to keep on her toes.
This game of cat and mouse continued for a while, with Angel just barely dodging the geodude's attacks. Although she dominated in speed, she had trouble managing through the rock type's dirty tricks. From one rocky punch, to throwing sand in her face, to going as far as attempting to crush her tail- this living stone was far from playing by the rules. The Riolu stood her ground, numerous bruises evident. She was beginning to feel tired, but refused to acknowledge it. She'd only landed a few hits so far, but had managed to dodge at least most of the Geodude's attacks.
The Cubone was getting impatient. It had been watching the Sandile for most of the battle, making sure their toy wouldn't try to leave. Its bone club was pressed hard on the reptile's back, planting the pokemon to the ground. The skull-wearer observed the battle, getting more and more anxious as time wore on. This was getting so boring. "Geodude, finish her off already!"
The Geodude grunted in acknowledgement, before hurling itself towards the Riolu once more. It slammed its arms on the sandy ground, giving it a boost as it went flying towards the canine's face, fist ready to punch. Angel planted her feet on the ground as stable as she could, before putting her arms out. She grabbed the incoming fist, quickly spinning around and sending the rock pokemon towards the Cubone. By a stroke of luck, the Geodude collided with the Cubone head-on, sending both of them onto the sandy ground. The Sandile screeched in surprise, just barely having escaped from the incoming hit. The Cubone's weapon landed on the sand with a soft thump
Angel strode to the bone, picking it up. She approached the duo, an unmerciful glare in her eyes. She raised the bone above her head, stopping as if she were about to hit them with it. "Get. Lost."
The Geodude growled, pulling itself up. It stopped, seeing its companion next to it, writhing on the ground. The Cubone laid on the ground, its belly with a large bruise and a few cuts to the Geodude's rough exterior. But that didn't seem to be the issue. Its hand lay on its skull mask, right above a large crack. The Cubone's eyes conveyed its shock, not knowing how to react. Its hand continued to feel the crack, as if searching for a way to somehow make it disappear. It finally spoke, but its voice was that of a whisper. "...Mommy's skull...""Cubone?"
The Geodude narrowed its eyes, reaching out toward the shocked ground type. It shook the pokemon for a little while. "Hey, Cub, snap out of it! We're in the middle of a battle!"
It said, only to be met with no reaction. The skull-wearing pokemon remained silent, still feeling the mask's damage. It took mere moments before it burst out crying. "YOU RUINED MOMMY! YOU RUINED HER!"
It screamed, tears streaming. It began punching at the rock pokemon. The Geodude seemed taken back by this outburst, taking a leap back from his crying companion. The Cubone turned to Angel, causing the Riolu to take a step back. It gave a roar, before running towards the canine for an attack. It didn't get far, as it was immediately sent to the ground with a swift hit from the Riolu's bone club. It hit the sandy ground, coughing out sand. Specks of sand stuck to it as its tears continued to dribble from under its mask. The Riolu hesitated, a hint of guilt in her eyes as she watched the Cubone stagger back onto its feet."Alright, look. I don't fight crybabies. And you're not strong enough to take me on. So just leave already."
Angel said, trying to convince the Cubone to back down. Fighting the Geodude was fine, since they seemed to be on the same level. But this Cubone... it seemed so weak. It wasn't right to fight it, especially when it was crying.
The Cubone shook its head. "NO! YOU'LL PAY FOR RUINING MOMMY!"
It roared once more, about to lunge for another attack. It stopped mid way, falling onto the ground as it felt its tail be roughly tugged back. The Geodude held a firm grip on the ground type's tail, refusing to let go. "Alright, that's enough, Cub! C'mon!"
The Geodude refused to let go as the Cubone continued to struggle. The rock pokemon looked up to the Riolu, angry yet defeated. "We're leaving. But don't forget this, mutt. We'll come back. Now come on Cub, let's get your mask fixed..." "NO! I'LL KILL HER! I'LL KILL HER I'LL KILL HER!"
The Cubone yelled at the top of its lungs. It continued clawing at the sand, trying to get to the Riolu even as it was being dragged away.
Angel watched as the duo began leaving, with the Cubone being dragged by the tail. She felt conflicted; Not knowing whether to be happy she won, or ashamed that she had caused the Cubone such grief. She shook her head, deciding to just accept that she had emerged victorious. She looked at the club in her hands, seeing it as some sort of trophy. She basked in her glory for a while before having herself interrupted."Umm... Excuse me..."
A meek voice called.
The Riolu turned around, being met with the Sandile from earlier. She raised a brow, confused at how the reptile hadn't left when it had the chance. "What? You want to battle too?""W-what? No! No, no, of course not!"
The Sandile immediately replied, shaking its head in denial. "Then what do you want?"
The Riolu asked, crossing her arms."Um... well... I want to repay you for saving me.""Pfft. As if you can. You couldn't even handle a fight with those two wimps." "Well... uh... Oh, I know! I could help you out of this desert... You don't look like you live here..."
The Riolu stopped and contemplated it for a moment. Well, she was sort of lost. As much as she hated to admit it, she did have to head back to her trainer. This Sandile probably knew a better way around the desert than she did. "...Sure, alright. This heat's starting to get to me, anyways." Nocive carried out 5 launched of one Route Two (Image not informed.) :
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