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Alpha

"It's only fun if they run."

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a character in “Pokemon Mystery Dungeon”, as played by UltraEgg

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Nick: Alpha, or nothing at all
Pokemon: Poochyena
Level: 4
Rank:
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The leader of the Poochyena of Rock Caverns.

So begins...

Alpha's Story

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"Hello?  Is anyone there?"

Startled, the dusk-grey Poochyena whipped around to face the new threat, moving away from the north wall and standing in a defensive circle with their fangs bared.  When the Chimchar came into view, three pairs of yellow eyes narrowed.  It wasn't a powerful Pokemon from the lower levels of the cave, or even a competing Poochyena.  This new intruder was almost an insult.

The Alpha, largest of the pack, stalked forward.  An uncommon look of thoughtfulness crossed his snarling face as he regarded the new toy.  The Cyndaquil had turned out to be disappointing, hiding at a dead end and not even bothering to fight back, but the Chimchar could carry the game on.  After all, the Cyndaquil wasn't going anywhere; the Alpha could come back and finish him off whenever he wanted.  The pack would certainly eat well tonight.

He waited for his two packmates to spread out, then crouched and let out a deep growl.  "Run."

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Crimson walked around, getting no response. "This is ridiculous," he muttered. That splash could've been anything.

Sighing, he turned around to head back and check out the light in the other direction, but a gleam caught his eye. Turning once more, he looked onward and realized that there were three pairs of eyeballs staring at him. Crimson stepped back, somewhat off-guard, trying to make out if it was a friend or a foe.

His eyes were adjusting to the dim light and now he could make out slender, dog-like bodies. They looked like...

Poochyena, savage Pokemon, hunting in packs, killed anything they thought of food. Foe, definately foe...

The Alpha male stepped forward, looking in interest. Crimson sensed an attack coming. His suspicion was confirmed when the male crouched low, saying a single word: "Run."

"Bring it on, bitches," Crimson taunted, trying to ease his own nerves. He may have caused a gangar to run away, but while there was only one of him, there were three Poochyenas. They would have the upper hand in this battle, he was sure of it. If only there was help nearby...

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Alpha was poised to leap, licking his canines in anticipation of the coming chase.  His smug expression vanished soon after: "Bring it on, bitches,"  came the Chimchar's mocking reply.  The creature's arrogance was maddening.  Alpha could see the looks on his packmates' faces.  They were confused, upset that the monkey refused to run.

We'll make him run.

Alpha's chest swelled as he inhaled.  Picking up on his change in stance, the other two did the same, puffing themselves up.  As one, they threw their heads back and released their tension in one ear-splitting howl.  The already deafening sound was only amplified by the shape of the caves, bouncing back at them and reverberating along the tunnels.  If the other cave life wasn't disturbed already, it certainly was now; among the noise was the leathery sound of dozens of terrified Zubat taking flight in the passages.

Before the echoes had even begun to die down, the three Poochyena bounded forward, jaws open wide.

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There were a billion sound going on in that one instant.

He could sense the confusion and anger coming from the three Poochyena as he refused to run, but he wasn't bait. He would fight if he knew no other option, and then he would run.

They howled as they charged, the sound amplified across the entire cave system. He would be surprised if no one in the cave heard that. That could break glass.

The zubats were what he heard next, flapping around, their sleep disturbed. All of it was distracting, but Crimson regained his focus. The Poochyenas had halved the distance between him and them. It was go time.

Crimson repeatedly fired embers at the floor, creating a fire wall between him and the Poochyenas. The light could be seen through most likely any chamber close by. Their own momentum would carry them to their own demise, but just in case, he tensed himself in a defense mode, ready to repel anything they could throw at him.

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Noko's head was a mess of light and sound. He was only dimly aware of the chaos in the cave, but knew that the last thing he wanted was to become involved in it; his chances of survival were low enough as it was. Seeing a sudden light flare from the entrance, Noko curled ever tighter, as if that might protect him from whatever was outside.

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The pack let out a surprised yelp as they flew through the scorching embers. One reflexively leapt out, backing away to the far side of the chamber. Another was moving too quickly and fell in a heap on the other side of the wall, thrashing and fighting the flames. Only Alpha kept on his feet, glaring balefully at Crimson. He barked his defiance as he reared up and lunged for the throat.

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Crimson watched, his eyes showing clear satisfaction in the light of the flames, as he managed to deter two out of three. While one barely managed to escape, the other got caught in the fire and was trying to put it out. But the Alpha male wasn't deterred. He'd have more experience in fighting than the other two, making him the toughest to fight.

The Poochyena lunged over the fire, heading towards his own throat. Instead of backing up, he dived forward. He was resistant to fire and in case he rolled into his own wall, he wouldn't be affected. He knew he made the smart choice. He knew that the Alpha would have to halt his momentum and turn around. The cavern they were in was too narrow to keep the momentum while turning. This gave Crimson a few precious seconds.

He waited, timing when the Alpha would stop and began to turn around. Then, he leapt, a flying kick aiming straight towards the side of the skull, the weakest part of the head in general. Could he get a KO right off the bat? Possibly, but only if the strength and accuracy was perfect.

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Alpha felt the heat rising from the Chimchar's tail as he ducked underneath him. Feeling his jaws snap around nothing, he grunted and spun on his heels for another try. That was when the kick connected.

It was well executed, and Alpha found himself reeling from the blow. It knocked him onto the ground and, although he climbed back up after a few seconds, the fact remained that the foe had hit him hard enough to stun.

And it hurt.

Feeling the initial rush of adrenaline ebb away, Alpha blinked furiously to clear his ringing head. The game was over, and the monkey would not catch him off guard again. He took in his surroundings and the confident look reappeared, less smug this time. The embers were dying on the stone, and the other two were recovering in their different positions.

Another command was barked, and the Poochyena cautiously converged in a circle. Their backs were unprotected, but the Chimchar was caught.

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Crimson felt a good vibe go down his leg as the foot connected with the head. It felt like it hit in the right spot, but it didn't knock him out. The Poochyena was on the ground from the force, but he didn't have enough force. Dammit, his lack of strength...but he had other talents...

The confidence surrounding the Poochyena was back, but there was more focus behind it. He barked. He saw movement in the corner of his eye. The other Poochyenas were back in action. One of them, the one that caught on fire, looked rather different, his fur was scraggled and randomly shorter from where the fire burned it.

He'd be laughing if it weren't for the emminent death hanging around him.

They had surrounded him. Crimson was trapped in between them. Maybe he should've ran. He could've set up some traps.

But no, he made his decision. He had to act upon it now. He spawned a flame wheel, kept it spinning, faster and faster. However, instead of launching, he feinted, tossing two embers at the other two before sending the wheel hurtling toward the Alpha. The main point of that attack was to get the other two off his back. He was sure that the Alpha male would dodge it or deflect it, so he ran towards the Alpha, a scratch to follow up on the flame wheel.

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The Poochyena saw their enemy start to spin a flame wheel and braced themselves to jump once he launched it. This plan fell to pieces when the Chimchar flung embers, sending the smaller two into disarray once again. Alpha could have screamed at them.

Seeing the oncoming flame wheel attack, Alpha shifted position and batted it aside contemptuously, only to be thrown off balance when the Chimchar rushed forward. Alpha's breath was knocked out of him in the collision, and he felt a white-hot pain on his flank; a scratch attack had connected, and would likely leave a scar. He fought to overcome both the blow to his head and this new agony, and readied himself to strike back. By attacking the prepared Poochyena, the Chimchar had finally left himself vulnerable.

Alpha twisted around, planted his paws on the monkey's sides and pulled. If the Chimchar could be overbalanced and knocked onto the floor, he would be defenceless. Feeling himself being dragged by the foe's own momentum, Alpha bared his teeth and aimed for the leg.

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Crimson felt the scratch hit the Alpha, this time in his flank. He didn't need to be powerful, he thought. Smarts would get the job done.

He turned around quickly, just in case his embers had missed their targets, but they hadn't. They both were fighting flames once more and Crimson realized that they weren't really putting up much of their own fight. Did they even want to be here, or were they just under the Alpha's control?

His thoughts were interrupted by a push at his side. He suddenly was falling. The Alpha had caught him off-guard, and now he was going to attack.

Not yet he isn't! Crimson landed on his hands and propelled himself forward, using his speed to put as much distance between him and the Alpha. Something hit his leg and it was only after Crimson had steered clear and turned around to face his opponent once more that he felt pain. He winced and used his peripherial vision to spot the scratch that had hit his leg. The Alpha had finally got a hit on him.

But it was minor, nothing that couldn't be treated. There would probably be a scar, but he had to have gotten some kind of injury out of the battles he had today. Otherwise, they would look at him in disbelief at all he accomplished. He pulled out a tiny flame, between his two fingers, like he had done with the gangar.

"This is a warning, dog. Leave the cavern now or die!" he boomed, holding out the flame towards them, as if he was going to torch them to the next lifetime. "You have five second," he cried and began charging the flame. It was growing bigger and brighter.

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Alpha barked in frustration. Even after biting his leg, the Chimchar had slipped from his paws. This whole fight was no fun.

As usual, the intruder danced away and began to light fire again. This time, though, he chose to speak rather than attack. "This is a warning, dog. Leave the cavern now or die!" Again, that arrogant tone of voice that made Alpha bristle.

He didn't buy his threat for one second, but all the same he gave a quick growl to his packmates. As one they backed off to the corner of the cave, looking more shaken than before the fight started. Alpha took the initiative. "Can't get out. Everything heard us. Others'll come. Kill you."

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At a command from the Alpha, the two other Poochyenas backed away, leaving it to be just him and the Alpha. "Can't get out. Everything heard us. Others'll come. Kill you." Ah, so he could speak. Kind of minced speech, but still, they could communicate.

"And I'll handle the way I'm about to handle you in three seconds if you don't leave," Crimson retorted, calmly. The fire was growing bigger and brighter, and was now hiding his face. It was almost to the blinding point. Crimson shut his eyes. The Alpha wouldn't be able to see. "Two..."

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The firelight glared into Alpha's eyes, strengthening his headache and muddling his thoughts, most of which involved the Chimchar and a very painful death. However, dragging the fight on would just hurt him more, and he had already lost his appetite for games. Reluctantly, Alpha raced past the Chimchar and into the tunnel, his two packmates in tow.

He hadn't been lying. Alone in these caves with a bloody wound, even a small one, the Chimchar would have a hard time surviving long enough to find his way out. The Poochyena, on the other hand, knew where to hide from the other Pokemon in the dark. It was one of their greatest talents.

The other, Alpha knew well, was never forgetting a scent.

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He heard the three Poochyenas trod off behind him. He kept the sphere of fire focused on them, just in case they turned back to perform a surprise attack. Smiling with his eyes closed, he instantly retracted the light and opened his eyes. He wasn't blind. Thank goodness, he thought, for otherwise, that feint would have a devastating side effect.

He searched the cavern around a bit and located a crack, small enough for a decently small Pokemon to fit through. It would be the perfect place for any Pokemon to hide from Poochyenas. He was only barely too big, but he could squeeze his head in the crack. Peering in, he spotted a Cyndaquill.

He knew it! "You okay little dude?" he asked the Cyndaquill. It seemed frightened and defenseless. "I'm not going to hurt you. I assume the Poochyenas were what were chasing you?" he asked calmly, almost soothing.