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 (!) A Cool, Breezy Night, Dakota finds more than some fresh air...
Dakota Gilbert
 Posted: 5/20/17, 10:32 am
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She couldn't sleep. She couldn't get comfortable. Her mind was racing all over the place and wouldn't shut the hell up. She had finally grown frustrated enough, she threw the bed covers off herself and got out of bed. "Ugggghhhhhh..." she groaned, loudly and exaggerated. She pulled on her combat boots and threw her baggy, grey hoodie over her head. I need some fresh air, Dakota thought and swung her bag over her shoulder on the way out.

The inn she was staying at was luckily on the outskirts of the city, so a nice quiet walk was only a few blocks away. Once she was out of the city, she found herself walking along the treeline of a forest. Hawthorne Woods stretched out for miles to her right, and the busy, still very awake city was on her left. She walked the perimeter of the forest for quite some time.

At first her brain continued to buzz. Her first few nights here in Eden had been rough, she hadn't been able to shake off the pain of her break-up last week. She had done everything she could think of to keep her mind off it, including getting drunk in some dirty bar in a dark alley in town. That had helped, but... as always, once she was alone her mind began to wander back. She was done lying in bed and torturing herself. She'd give her brain something else to focus on again.

At least it was quiet here on the outskirts of the city. She took in deep breaths of cool, night air as she walked with her hands in the front pocket of her hoodie. Her mind seemed to be calming down a little bit, the fresh air was doing her some good. She focused on the cool breeze, the scent of nature in the air, and the moist dew collecting on her boots. Everything was going to be better soon, she just needed some time. Hell, she had already possibly made a friend, she was well on her way to "moving on."

A rustle in the leaves nearby caught her attention and she froze. She squinted her eyes, as if that would help her see through the darkness. It didn't. She paused, debating whether or not she wanted to just keep moving. Another little rustle helped make up her mind. She was out here to keep her mind busy, and if this wasn't the best way to do it what was? She took a few steps into the woods, trying to be quiet on her feet but her combat boots made that a little tricky. A twig or two snapped under her weight, but she pressed on regardless.

What is that? she thought to herself, seeing a dark figure between the trees. Her heart began to race, but she swallowed the fear that tried to creep over her. It clearly wasn't a person, so she wasn't in any immediate danger... she thought. The figure moved again, rustling the leaves underneath and then it stopped. Dakota stopped in her tracks, and held her breath as whatever it was seemed to notice her.

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 Posted: 5/20/17, 12:42 pm
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a wild hoothoot appeared!





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 Posted: 6/9/17, 10:54 pm
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Not most humans tend to travel at night near the woods. It was actually rather stupid of them to do so since they had no night vision or not the greatest sense of hearing for danger. It was pathetic how humans work and pretty surprising the species last so long.

Well that little fact on their everlasting species was clearly seen from the artificial lighting not to far from the wild Hoothoot's red glance. Damn annoying bright lights. Sometimes they are so bad he would think it was the sunrise at times (but in his defense, that was after long intensive night of hunting and not succeeding so he would go to bed tired and hungry).

Regardless of his little opinion of the neon lights, the Hoothoot has traveled along the treetops to follow the interestingly dumb girl. He had no clue whether she was a trainer or not, so he had kept his distance for a meantime until further evidence would show.

Well, kept a distance until he grew bored of stalking a boring human. All she did was wonder aimlessly about. She had no direct route or path and it bother she has done nothing to prove his doubts if she was a trainer. Maybe she wore a belt and he could see those red and white contraptions?

But the only way to see it is if he gets closer. Which in fact he had done. He was a little clumsy in his stealth, rustling some leaves. She immediately caught onto his little silhouette, but by the way she reacted, she had no clue what he was. He still had an advantage as he stilled in the branches.

Crimson eyes glow brightly as he focus on the girl's waist or arm or wherever she kept her pokemon pets. It was still a bit difficult at the space he had between himself and the girl. Should he get closer? Or just give up and leave? She was rather boring...

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 Posted: 6/10/17, 09:32 am
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The figure moved and just the slightest bit of moonlight lit him up between the trees. It was a pokémon, she was sure of that now, she just couldn't tell what kind. It seemed to hop back into the darkness before she could get a good look.

In her sleep-deprived, emotional state she didn't have much patience. She reached down to the right side of her belt, pulled off a pokéball, and tossed it into the air. A flash lit up the darkness, and a swirl of dark purple took form in the air. Dakota always got chills, a good form of them, whenever Samara appeared in front of her. She was her own personal ghost, and Dakota loved it.

"Samara, there's something in the woods. See what it is, will ya?" Dakota said, smiling as the feeling of power and control came back to her after all these days of feeling weak. Samara hissed and hovered forward. In fear that the pokémon might try to run, Dakota chose the offensive and stuck first. "Use mean look Samara, so it can't escape." she ordered. In a quick motion, Samara put on her best creepy face and materialized in front of the stranger pokémon, hoping to scare the living crap out of it.

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 Posted: 6/11/17, 09:26 pm
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He continued his little charade, the one where he remained anonymous to Dakota until he could confirm her title as a trainer. It didn't take long after finding the evidence being literally out in front of the Hoothoot, the red flash and cry of a trainer's pokemon ringing in the late night.

He fluffed his feathers from the cold chills running down his spine and the eerie feeling settling between the wild pokemon and the unknown domesticated. He shook it off the best he could've, but at last, the damn thing nearly spooked the Hoothoot to death with the mean look it cast.

A loud hoot hitting a few high octaves and an ungraceful stumble back, the wild bird type dropped to the ground, scared out of his wits and with no ability to flee now. Good news though, he fell into a bush, one of those softer ones without the thorns or nasty stinky berries. But soft landings were the least of his worry.

He was now stuck in the field until one of them fainted or if the foe ran. The Hoothoot didn't like it very much with lack of given permission, but one could say that was the life of a pokemon, especially a wild one.

Hoottt! Hoot!
he finally shared, cursing the ghost type for his move choice. And for being so damn hard to find in the darkness. Good thing Hoothoot has a distance move and used his shrilling Echoed Voice as a way to find the foe and inflict damage simultaneously.

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 Posted: 6/12/17, 11:51 am
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She watched as Samara's attempt to scare the wild pokémon succeeded, and Dakota couldn't help but laugh a little bit. The pokémon fell down into a bush, so she took this opportunity and took a few steps closer. She still didn't even know what pokémon it was. She could finally make out an almost perfectly sphere-shaped pokémon that resembled an owl, with big dark eyes, wings, and claws. Now that she could see its face, she sort of felt bad for scaring it so badly.

That feeling faded almost instantly when the pokémon retaliated, and a very loud hoot sounded and echoed into the woods. It startled her and Samara, who was thrown backwards by the force of it. "Hau-" Samara yelped, and caught herself before hitting the ground. She hovered in the air and shook her head, eyes closed tightly. Dakota's expression hardened, this was serious now. "You okay Samara?" she asked, and her haunter gave her a quick nod.

Samara flew forward, angry now. Dakota tried to act quickly and shouted out another attack before she got too close. "Shadow Punch!" her voice echoed in the darkness. As Samara hovered forward, she made fists with her ghostly hands and a dark aura formed around her right fist. She threw her arm forward, aiming a punch right at the pokémon's chest. It was hard for Dakota to see in the darkness of the trees if she was even successful or not, and she bit her lip anxiously.
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 Posted: 6/13/17, 01:00 pm
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The voice had barely done any damage except throw the trainer and the ghost Pokemon back a few meters away. Better than nothing, he guess as he frilled his feathers, hopping back onto the ground with one clawed foot. He was tempted to preen the mess of his dowry, rid of those leaves sticking up in places, yet the worried voice of the dumb girl had his snap his attention back onto the starting battle. There was no time for cleaning. There was time only for survival.

The owl hooted deeply and his eyes continued to glare. It wasn't long til the Haunter was zooming towards him. Its angry look on the creepy face had only ran another chill down his spine. He steeled his position, stopped his switching of legs, and let the Haunter close in, even when a command was ordered by its human. It was too dark to try and fight a Pokemon such as that ghost one. So the closer his target the better the accuracy.

The Hoothoot closed his eyes and focused until the very last moment, just before the Haunter's fist contacted his body. the bird snapped his red rubies at the foe and rings of Confusion sparked from his glare, even when the punch whammies into his face. The stubborn bird held his ground despite the ringing pain.

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 Posted: 6/13/17, 02:09 pm
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Samara was flying forward, fists clenched and ready. As she took a swing at her opponent and landed the hit, something unexpected happened. The owl pokémon had an attack prepared, and let it loose right as they made contact. Just as her fist struck him, a mixture of black and purple energy formed in between them. It engulfed Samara and forced her backwards, sending her into the air.

Dakota had wandered closer to the battle, attempting to see better in the darkness of the forest. She hadn't expected the attack either, and when Samara flew backwards she flew right into Dakota's chest and through her back. Dakota gasped, startled and also not expecting the strange sensation she felt as her Haunter passed through her. They had done high-fives and other forms of contact, but never had their full bodies crossed. What a weird feeling...

She had to catch her breath, but then quickly moved to the side to get out of the way. Samara still had a hint of the purple aura in front her from the confusion attack, so she dissipated and reappeared on the other side of it, back by Dakota's side. Dakota grinned at her and they both watched their opponent closely. "Let's switch things up a little bit, wanna?" Dakota said softly, eyeing the owl and grinning. Samara nodded and returned her smile.

"Use your Thunderbolt." she ordered, feeling so clever for making that decision to use the TM back before they came to Eden. She knew it would come in handy someday. She watched in excitement as Samara hovered forward, and tiny bits of electricity began to spark around her. Samara concentrated, and the electricity built up around her, crackling by her ears and eyes. She hovered as close to the owl pokémon as she felt comfortable and in a bright flash, she let the electricity around her free. It shot forward towards her opponent, sizzling the air as it flew.

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 Posted: 6/15/17, 12:50 pm
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His head was still ringing and the Hoothoot was starting to feel lightheaded, his one leg wobbling, however a smug smirk of satisfaction curved on his beak when the Haunter flew away form his psychic ability. If the punch wasn't so hard to his small body, the bird Pokémon would've puffed his chest triumphantly.

Instead he huffed in fatigue.

Wasn't the smartest move taking on the attack head on. It had dwindled his health super low and he knew he couldn't perform the same stunt again if he needed too. It would be a knockout for sure.

The Hoothoot winced in the darkness and a the chills once again fell down him when seeing the grinning trainer and Haunter. What were the two of them up too?

The crackling and sparks immediately answered the unspoken question and dread snapped on his face. Oh no! He had to get the hell outta there and fast! Little wings beat as fast as they could, tempting to out run the speed of the bolt and the ends of his feathers twitched as a warning just before the attack engulfed the flying type.

The pain burst all around his limbs and he could feel himself cooking. Luckily the attack last no more than a few seconds, yet when the poor owl return to the world, he was baked black from the soot all over his feathers and his eyes blown wide. Then little x's took his pupils, followed by a cough of smoke puffing outta his beak before he flopped over in the burnt grass.

Curiosity killed the cat, or in this case, the owl.

Wild hoothoot was defeated!



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 Posted: 6/15/17, 03:31 pm
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Dakota cheered! How exciting! She called for Samara to come back to her side, and quickly dug out a potion from her bag. After a few sprays of the strange-smelling elixir, Samara seemed brighter and back to her normal, mischievous self. Dakota would hug her if she could. Before they headed back to town, Dakota left some berries nearby for the owl pokémon to nibble on and regain a little bit of health if he chose to. With that being said, off to town they go!
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