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The Crimson Guild HQ

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"To help, to explore, to protect." The Crimson Guild is a Pokemon run organization designed to protect Ruula from nefarious evildoers. This is their Headquarters.

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Setting

The Crimson Guild HQ is a small piece of land just outside the Pokemon Village that acts as the main functioning base for the Crimson Guild. It is a hub of activity for wild Pokemon as it is a central location to request help, find work, or even meet and greet a wide variety of Pokemon from many different Regions.

While most wildings in Kalos know the twisty route through the Winding Woods to get to the Pokemon Village and ultimately the Crimson Guild HQ, those foreign to the region have to take the Dragonite Transportation Service to even find the place. This is because the architecture for the collection of buildings making up the Crimson Guild blend in with the surrounding terrain, making it impossible to notice from a top down perspective or even a semi-close glance. Even then, there are psychic projections set up around the place to add to the veil. This is done to protect their location from being discovered by their enemies.

The HQ is the largest structure in the area, a circular three story building crafted out of wooden planks and green foliage. The exterior looks almost identical to the natural rocky plateaus that adorn the area. From the main entrance, there are some stylistic choices, including circular windows and red banners draped across the front entrance and around the lower levels. Inside is a Main Hall, where Guild Members can accept jobs and learn current events, a library containing a wealth of knowledge, guest rooms for visitors, and offices for Crimson and his staff.

The rest of the area was dotted by smaller, one story buildings, functioning as basic necessities and specialty traders serviced specifically for the Crimson GUild and it's members. These services include a cafeteria, a storage place, specialty combat instructors to enhance skills and abilities, a hospital, and places for the Members to sleep.

Below the surface of the Crimson Guild HQ is where the bigger secrets are kept, to include private meeting chambers, detainment cells for troublesome and villainous Pokemon, and many tunnels and routes leading to nearby locations.

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Important Members:
Crimson the Chimchar- Leader of the Crimson Guild.
Tag the Turtwig- Second in command of the Crimson Guild.
Domingo the Samurott and Dobro the Pangoro- Head Trainers of the Crimson Guild.
Pert the Plusle and Meryl the Minun- Job Board Management Team.
Unix the Dragonite- Leader of the Dragonite Transportation System, a network of Flying-Type Pokemon that carry Pokemon to any destination in any region they wish to go.
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The Crimson Guild HQ

"To help, to explore, to protect." The Crimson Guild is a Pokemon run organization designed to protect Ruula from nefarious evildoers. This is their Headquarters.

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The Crimson Guild HQ is a part of Pokemon Village.

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Pert the Plusle [34] "We got this together, Meryl!"
Meryl the Minun [34] "This isn't gonna work."
Gambit the Togetic [21] "Do you believe in luck?"
Siena the Shaymin [6] "With a noble heart and a good-natured spirit, anything is possible!"
Dee the Dedenne [6] "On it!"
Gova the Greninja [2] "If I can't be the best, it's not worth fighting."
Domingo [1] "No matter the cost, justice shall be upheld! I will do the right thing!"

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Character Portrait: Pert the Plusle Character Portrait: Meryl the Minun Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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Shirako grabs the badge with her mouth and flips it up onto her head for now.

"We do get bags, right? It isn't a smart idea to go off without something to carry supplies in. Ako made that mistake once, it's not fun to reconcile that mistake on the fly."

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Character Portrait: Pert the Plusle Character Portrait: Meryl the Minun Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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Pert laughed, "Yes, of course! I just...gotta...drag...'em out!"

There were a few grunts of effort as he spoke before finally fishing out two bags, "Hoooh man they were packed in there!" He slid the two knapsacks towards the both of them before going into the closet one more time, searching for the cloths. "What color cloth do you both want?"

As they opened their knapsack, they would see the contents within: a travel blanket and pillow, a few days worth of dried fruit and vegetables, a flare gun with matches, several pieces of paper and a pencil to write with, a map, and a headlight to see through the darkness.

"Not a bad kit," Pitch commented as he sifted through the items, "What color should we pick, Ako?"

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Character Portrait: Pert the Plusle Character Portrait: Meryl the Minun Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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"Ako chose the name, it's only right you get to pick this one, Pitch."

Shirako slid her badge off her head into her bag and then made sure the bag was tucked nicely around her neck so it rests under her chin.

"Ako is fine with any colour."

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Character Portrait: Pert the Plusle Character Portrait: Meryl the Minun Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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"Hmm..." Pitch was put on the spot and now had to think up a color. Luckily, it didn't take him but a moment to come up with one, "Yellow."

"Yellow it is then! We've got quite a few of those, actually!" Pert emerged from the closet, holding two yellow neckerchiefs out in front of them.

"They don't have any designs on them. You can get them engraved later when the tailor comes back with whatever symbol you want to represent yourself. How do you wanna wear it?"

"On my neck, please," Pitch bowed his head and Pert wrapped the cloth snugly around his neck, tying it with a knot.

"And you?" Pert turned to Shirako.

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Character Portrait: Pert the Plusle Character Portrait: Meryl the Minun Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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"Ako would like it on her neck as well please. This is exciting, to finally be apart of a guild. Ako would never have thought she could make it this far"

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"Well..." Pert said as he tied the other neckerchief in the same fashion he has tied Pitch's, "If you truly believe in yourself and what you're capable of doing, you can do whatever your heart desires."

He had a smile on his face as he stood back, examining the two.

"Man, you both look like twins!" he clapped as he laughed, "Alright, so it's off to Sinnoh you both go! When you head out the guild entrance, follow the path out of the Guild HQ area and make a right at the crossroads in between here and the Pokemon Village. Follow that down and you should reach a clearing where a bunch of Dragonites will be hanging out. That's the Unix Dragonite Transportation Service. Flash 'em your badge and they'll take you anywhere you wanna go."

"We've got several teams in that area, so you might run into a couple of them," Meryl added, walking towards them, "Be nice and friendly and they'll be nice and friendly back. Try not to shout at them..." she gave a stern look over to Shirako, "And you'll do just fine. Explain to the wildlife what's going on and to start finding some shelters. Underground is their best bet, but if they can build a sturdy enough shelter, then that'll work. Remember, we're not trying to cause a panic. We're just trying to keep people as safe as possible while we figure out how to deal with this threat."

"And have fun!" Pert gave them a thumbs up, "I know things are serious right now, but that doesn't mean you have to be. That's what Miss Fancy Pants Diancie wants us to be...fearful. And the more smiles we pass around, the less successful she will be in the end."

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Character Portrait: Pert the Plusle Character Portrait: Meryl the Minun Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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"No shouting, Ako will try. Also, we don't go around shouting the end is near, we just explain a dangerous situation is arising and they need to take shelter for a while, correct?"

Ako proceeds to shake a little bit like a dog who just got out of water. The bag and neckchief stayed on tightly. Satisfied with that she turns to look at Pitch.

"Hmmm, we do look alike, but Ako's ears are not that short... and your ruffle is a little puffier on the right than Ako's. You said you were eight, right? Ako is fourteen. We'll be spending a lot of time with each other so if you have questions, feel free to ask~"

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Character Portrait: Pert the Plusle Character Portrait: Meryl the Minun Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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Pert and Meryl nodded, "Exactly."

Pitch nodded in understanding in response to Ako's request.

"Well, you both must be off then!" Meryl said, walking back towards the counter, "Be careful! It is the wild after all!"

"Have fun!" Pert encouraged giving the two a wink, "We're rootin' for ya!"

As they walked outside, ready to head out in the direction Pert had told them about, Pitch turned around, "Hold on! I have to grab some things."

He turned towards the side of the building, where another knapsack lay. Unlike the one they now had, this one was fairly old and ragged, having seen a lot of wear and tear. He opened the pack and started picking up items, placing them into his knapsack. After a few seconds, he stopped, turning back around to face Shirako.

"I...guess I should share, huh?" he said with a sheepish smile on his face.

With that, he began separating the items he had collected, which included several Oran berries, a couple Sitrus berries, a Rawst berry, a Quick Seed, and two days worth of food. He split the Oran Berries evenly, six for each of them, and a Sitrus berry to complement.

"I'll take the Quick Seed if you want the Rawst Berry," he offered.

As she deliberated, he pulled out one more thing...a rather shiny stone that glimmered brightly in the sunshine. He slid it into his own knapsack, intending to keep it.

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Character Portrait: Pert the Plusle Character Portrait: Meryl the Minun Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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"You can have both, Ako is fine with what she has. Ako is a little curious as to that rock there, is it a gift from your parents, Pitch? A precious treasure is nice to have, but be careful that others don't use that against you."

Shirako pulls out a piece of human candy from her ruffle, which was inside a tiny hidden sack inside the ruffle. After putting it in her mouth, she took another one out and put it on the ground, offering it to Pitch. It was a Jolly Rancher, it seems she had a stash with her.

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"Uh..." Pitch mumbled at the question as he picked up the remaining two two items and started placing his share of berries in his knapsack, "Yeah, it was my mom's. And I don't plan on sharing it with anyone."

He glanced over towards Ako, reflecting for the first time. She was definitely a bit weird, he decided. He hadn't commented on her lack of using the word "I", though he had come close a couple times. Still, it wasn't like he was too weirded out or anything. He had come across a strange group of friends at one point, so things like this weren't anything new. She seemed to care for his well-being, at least. But he was worried that would come to a head and she would start looking after him, trying to protect him. He was capable of taking care of himself. He didn't need a baby sitter.

But all in all, she seemed like a nice Pokemon...good company to be around. She was no Glow, but then again...no one was.

After putting everything that was his into his backpack, he turned to see the small candy she had placed in front of him. Speaking of Glow...

That took him back to the days of Nimbasa City, where he ran around the busy tourist-filled streets where the only instinct was to survive. He had to scavenge for every bit of food he could get, even causing a little girl to drop her ice cream cone so that he could eat it. He had to survive out there, after all.

"Thanks," he gave a small smile and accepted her offering, putting the candy in his mouth Green Apple...he noted as he began sucking on it. One of his favorites.

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Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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Shirako packed her bag with the berries and recounted them. all the while thinking about Pitch. He's just a kid but he certainly doesn't carry himself like one. Being in the business they are, it is confusing how they couldn't see that. Maybe they did and they didn't want to admit it, maybe they wanted to dissuade him from it so he could be safer... While Shirako was about protecting people, she wasn't about belittling them. She didn't want Pitch to think she was trying to coddle him and shield him from the world. She wasn't his mother.

"Pitch. We're partners in this, alright? Equal standing. You have just as much say as Ako does so don't go pulling the babysitter card. Unlike them, Ako can see that you've been around the block, probably more times than Ako has. Don't take what Ako says wrong, she will jump in to protect you at times. It's a team of 2, not 1+1, ok? I...Ako doesn't need to see another loss. So back up your story of being able to handle yourself with some conviction and physical proof, alright? Ako just wanted to let you know how things stand and that she's not trying to baby you like Meryl was. That's all... Excuse Ako's inability to explain properly."

Shirako finishes packing and hope she sent the right message with that jumble of words. She hated being treated like a little kid when she was his age, no reason for her to do that to him, not on purpose anyway.

"Previous subject matter aside... Those inside Coronet should be fine, as well as those underground in the various caves. Where do you think we should start then? Snowpoint and work downwards?"

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Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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Pitch looked up at her, listening to her words as she explained them. It was like she was reading my mind, he thought. That or she understood to some degree what it was like being in his shoes. She had lost someone as well, so that was one thing on common. But she wanted him to pull his own weight, help in the ways he knew how. The picking of the neckerchiefs had been a gateway to the equality she wanted to establish, but it was only now that he was realizing it. She wanted to be partners.

He didn't fault Meryl over her hesitation in telling him the dangerous stuff. He understood his age and what that meant for others. And the Minun seemed like a worrywart, more so that what she was probably used to. The situation was dire, to an extent. Times of crisis tended to change people. But when his life could go from easy to frantic in a split second, those times shaped who he was as a person. He grew accustomed to it...adaptable. There was no way Meryl could possibly know that.

So he turned to Shirako and smiled, not a polite smile, not a small smile, but a genuinely warm and inviting smile. "We are a team. You can count on that."

They started walking together, looking for the path Pert had indicated, "Well, we've got to reckon some of the teams are already out there. Many of them will probably go to the warm climate areas first, unless they're a team of Ice-Types. So yeah...we can start at Snowpoint City. I'm a familiar face around there, I think. I haven't talked with anyone, but I'm sure a couple people have seen me around."

They followed the path down to the exit of the Guild HQ. From there, they saw the branching paths and took the one leading right.

"So...are you good at talking to people?" he asked, "Cause if not, we might be in trouble..."

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Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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"Ako considers herself a good talker. As for Snowpoint, you'll have to be the one in lead as it is the only place in Sinnoh that Ako has not gone to. Ako has been to Spear Pillar before and to either side of the main land, just never set foot on route 216 and beyond. Ako hasn't even been back up Coronet since the Absol incident. They live around the summit but that doesn't stop Ako from worrying, migration is always an option. When we get near the left side of Coronet is where Ako is more well known. Just so Ako knows, what kind of moves do you know?"

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Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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Pitch cocked his head in slight disappointment, "Dangit. Well, I'll try..."

As she asked him what he knew, Pitch started to recall times he had used each move. "Well, I know Baby-Doll Eyes..." That time I had to escape Dim and joining his Family... "...Tackle..." Fending off Castol from taking my home... "...Tail Whip..." A scrum in an alley for a rare fresh batch of cookies... "...Sand Attack..." The second time I had to stop Castol... "...and I recently learned Bite and Double Kick! What about you?"

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Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako
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"Well, Ako knows Headbutt, Dig, Reflect, Shadow Ball, Bite and Last Resort. Ako also has her loud mouth to fall back on as well for at least a distraction. Each of those moves has helped in Ako's travels, but none more than the ability to heal after being knocked down. Based on your moveset, I'll take the front on the heavier fights, but Ako knows you're good even on your own if she is not around. Ako has had to take more offensive moves than support moves."

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Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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Pitch nodded as he understood, "Right..."

A moment later, the two were walking into the clearing. There was a small group of Dragonite gathered around, talking about general stuff and their duties and what not. Two of them whipped around, spotting the newly made Crimson Guild Members approaching. One of them peeled off from the group and stepped towards them. This one was a little bigger than the other Dragonites in the area, which meant from Pitch's and Shirako's perspectives, she was massive.

"Well you two don't look familiar," she said, giving them a once over, "But you look like Guildies. Can I see your badges?"

Pitch fumbled around in his pack, searching for the item he'd just been given. Finally finding it, he pulled it out with his mouth and held it up so that she could see.

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Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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Shirako pulls out her badge as well before dropping it back into her bag.

"We're heading for Snowpoint City in the Sinnoh region as directed by Pert and Meryl. We were told you could help us get there?"

Shirako moved the candy around in her mouth after she finished speaking.

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Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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The Dragonite examined the badges before nodding and giving the thumb of approval, prompting Pitch to put it away, "But of course. Names Unix. This is the Dragonite Transportation Service. Normal Pokemon have to pay to use it, but Guildies get to use it free of charge, so long as you're heading out on a mission or something. Just for your future knowledge. You said Snowpoint City, right?"

One of the Dragonites stepped forward, "I can take 'em there. I haven't had much action today."

Unix turned around, seeing who had volunteered before pointing in his direction, "Agave over there will take ya where you need to go. When you're ready, hop on."

Agave lied down on the ground, revealing the traveler's saddle on his back. It was a large, circular seating area for them to ride on while he was in the skies. There were several sections of rope, each rope with a clasp on the end.

"Hook two clasps to your knapsacks when you board, one on each side," Agave explained, "That way, you don't go flying off when I take off."

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Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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Shirako hops on Agave and when Pitch does, she helps him get set up and he helps her get set up as well. When they were all set up, Shirako turned to look at Pitch.

"Ako would like to make a request... When we get to Jubilife, Ako would like to visit a certain house... Is that alright? A-Ako...I made a promise to somebody special to at least show up when possible..."

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Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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Pitch smiled and nodded, "Yeah, sure. Of cooooaaaaaaaAAAAAH!"

His words were interrupted by the sudden lurch in his stomach and the wicked force that sent him flying backwards. Fortunately, the harnesses were there to keep him from flying off the back of Agave as he lifted off and suddenly beelined for the sky. The Eevee's eyes were wide, his teeth gritted, and his fear prevented him from speaking as he glanced over to Ako to see how she was holding up.

"Almost there, you two!" Agave called to them.

Indeed, the rapid ascent was slowing down as their perspective began to go flat again. Little by little, the harness relieved pressure while the Dragonite began to decline from their original trajectory. It went from the only thing keeping the two from flying off to almost no resistance against gravity at all. Pitch tested his footing on the ground. It was stable.

"Keep the harnesses on," the Dragonite warned, "Less chance you'll fall that way. And enjoy the view!"

Pitch glanced around at the atmosphere and couldn't help but gape in awe. He'd seen many cool perspectives in his lifetime, but none from the air. The land beneath them looked minuscule. Even the tower in the center of Lumiose City looked like a small toy model from their altitude. The clouds whipped past, flowing with the breeze. The wind was catching and blowing against Pitch's fur, making him feel exhilarated. He couldn't help but smile.

"Ako! This is amazing!" he cried out in joy, "I've never been so high up!"

Agave snorted in amusement, but said nothing.

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Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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Ako, having joy-ridden on the back of a Charizard as a thank you after getting his wing unstuck after a storm, she was handling the ride fairly well. She certainly wasn't holding on for her life like she did back then, though. Ako was pretty sure he still had her claw marks on his back. Upon seeing Pitch go backwards, Ako grabbed him as best she could, by using Reflect and then bite and pulling him back, even though the harnesses were doing their job, a little extra insurance isn't bad. She just hopes she doesn't hurt Pitch too much.

After everything was stable she let go and spit some hairs out of her mouth.

"Careful Pitch."

"This is amazing! I've never been so high up!"

"Haha. It really is amazing. Ako has done this before but that doesn't make it less cool to be this high in the sky. The view is always great. It's why Ako used to make the trek up to Spear Pillar every now and then. Agave here is much faster than the Charizard Ako rode on before though, so this speed is a new feeling entirely!"

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Character Portrait: Pitch the Eevee Character Portrait: Shirako

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Pitch couldn't help but keep a dumb grin on his face as he glanced around. This was what he expected to be doing. Cool experiences, traveling around the planet, doing some pretty interesting and important things. Not even a year ago would he have even considered these aspirations. A year ago, he was living in Nimbasa City, living day to day, rolling with the punches while reveling the cherished moments, riding the waves as smoothly as he could. Now, he felt empowered...like he was shaping his own destiny instead of living with it. And in this one moment, this altitude of perspective not many his age had, he was reaping the rewards of it. Gratification felt instant.

And Pitch whooped in splendor and triumph, "WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"

But he knew deep down what he was accepting, what he was truly going to take on. For all the cool moments and opportunities being in this guild provided, skipping the introductory process along the way, there was a burden to bear. He'd been ready to accept it for some time now, but he had yet to feel the weight on his shoulders. Right now, the moment was sweet. But when the going got tough, would he get going? That feeling was there, albeit hidden behind the exhilaration. Even then, the importance of the task was ever present in the back of his mind...as were the consequences of failure. Living beings would now be impacted by his actions. Was he ready to handle that?

He would find out, as the Dragonite named Agave flapped his wings...carrying Pitch and Shirako forward headlong into their first adventure together.





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