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 Fishing Around, [Quest]
Jani
 Posted: May 7 2017, 09:33 AM
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Apparently, fish sometimes fell from the sky in Ashfield.

She wouldn't know. She hadn't been here long enough to witness such an event. But Augustus swore up and down that it had really happened, and that it had happened more than once. And now there were fish everywhere in Ashfield, a city where fish was normally a rarity and delicacy; they weren't close to the ocean and there weren't any above-ground water sources within reasonable distance.

But people didn't want the fish. They were living in everyone's drinking water, apparently, making the water taste... well, fishy. Again, she wouldn't know. She hadn't ever tasted pre-fish water. Or if she had, she couldn't remember it. But the people of Ashfield were discontent with the situation, and so one of the city's leaders, Dentelle, was offering a bit of extra incentive to the people willing to catch the fishies and take care of them in whatever way they wished.

Augustus had wanted the fishies for meat, of course, and the fact that Dentelle was offering extra tokens was a delightful cheri on top. He was giddy that someone would pay him to fetch food. But then he mourned that, alas, he would not have the time to catch a bunch of fish. Surely such a task would take the better part of the day, and he had a shop to watch! She, on the other hand, was already finished with her chores: gathering the unfertilized Pidgey eggs, feeding the Pidgeys their breakfast, grooming the Pidgeys and checking them to make sure they seemed healthy.

So she had volunteered to catch the fish. Her first stop was actually the butcher that Augustus had suggested; she'd wanted to meet the person first, perhaps ask for some tips on how to catch the little... what were they called again? Ah, Wishiwashi. She'd arrived just after another had brought in a bag filled with some of the captured fish, and she'd smiled at her luck- two people to ask advice from! She'd certainly need all the help she could get, missing two limbs as she was and using a very flimsy tree branch to even get around the city in a somewhat respectable manner.

She'd thought she was lucky, yes, until she watched the butcher cut the tiny head off of the tiny, still-fighting-for-its-life fish.

She'd left very promptly, her throat filled with bile.

After dealing with her nausea and emotions, she'd asked directions to Dentelle's place, and upon arriving there, asked if there was anything else she could do to help, anything at all. Was there a community fish pond to transport them to? Could she just... catch them and keep them? She'd nearly had a break down in Dentelle's lab, blubbering about how she couldn't kill the poor fish. Luckily, Dentelle's matter-of-fact way of speaking kept her from losing it, and Dentelle quickly made her a counter offer: if she was willing to make the two-day (ish) long trek to the nearest rivers, at a place called Crying Plateau, she could take the Wishiwashi there.

A two-day trek through the forest sounded awful. But Dentelle was already piling supplies into an extra backpack and shoving it into her arms and then ushering her out of the lab.

And that was where she stood now, a backpack in her arms full of loaned supplies, a flimsy makeshift walking stick under her hand, and a feeling of trepidation in her chest.

This was fine. This was totally fine. She just had to take this one step at a time. Step one: find fish.

She awkwardly fumbled the backpack over the shoulder of her incomplete arm, and, using the wobbly, wiggly branch, hobble-hopped her way toward the little pond she had seen on her way to the lab. She could do this... couldn't she?

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 Posted: May 7 2017, 02:12 PM
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Just as expected, there were countless pale figures swimming away to their heart’s content in the small pond Cynth was heading over to... At her own pace. The bountiful Wishiwashi were sweeping in groups, like silvery, gleaming figures looking as if they were flying underwater in a graceful dance. This was their current home, even if it was small just like them individually. Despite this, in due time the fish knew that this small home will become swamped with their kind, which would mean a huge problem in the future. Once they heard the distant thumping and sweeping of grass the crawling woman was making on the way over, numerous amounts of the slippery creatures dispersed into the mud and the underwater plants, except for a few who remained to do whatever they were doing.

They lived here only a few who knows how long they’ve been here, and was still adjusting to their life in these waters. The pale fish pokemon were clueless to how they were dropped here in the first place, but managed to make the current pond their home. Did they know that the people around this area disliked their presence? Even if they knew, they couldn’t possibly flop out of the water just to relocate to another pond. It just wasn’t so easy as little fishy that were haplessly tossed into an unknown world without much warning.

One Wishiwashi lingered nearby a flurry of bubbles by its lonesome, swimming in a loop excitedly to create more bubbles. It was its only outlet of entertainment, well making bubbles anyways. She barely remembered why she followed her way into this pond, except for the rest of the wayward Wishiwashi that decided to flop their way to the nearest water source. She has yet to notice the human that was peering over the water, too obsessed with creating bubbles and chasing after said bubbles. Without a care in the world, who can blame this little fish for being in such a boring pond?

Two Wishiwashi stayed together while slightly nearby, one looking distant and stoic – probably too busy in his own mind to notice there was a human drawing closer to their vicinity that could possibly be their hunter. His silvery, sleek body swayed about in place to keep his body slightly afloat off the sandy underwater floor, and turned slightly away from a seemingly clingy Wishiwashi who had a little piece of green, pond algae in its mouth. //Heyyy, I got you some food. If you come with me, we can look for more food?// The eager wishiwashi glubbed with a cheery attitude, but wasn’t reciprocated in return for her gentle gesture from the other. This didn’t stop the cheery wishiwashi from trying to gain the brooding wishiwashi’s attention though.

//Go away, I’m busy thinking.// The grumpy wishiwashi glubbed back dully in response, whipping slightly away like a dart to draw some distance from the clingy fish pokemon. It was as if swimming away couldn’t work in a small pond like this, since he was pretty much trapped with this desperate individual who only wanted to hang out with him. Zipping through the waters again, causing ripples to create tiny waves in the surface, the brooding wishiwashi was just trying to get himself away until he bumped into one seemingly reclusive shimmery fish pokemon that was hiding behind a smooth, dark rock. Another wishiwashi, of course, but this one leered at the one that bumped into them in a desperate attempt to lose a tenacious fish.

//Stupid! Watch where you are going! I wasn’t looking at you because I like you or anything. You dolt!// The reclusive wishiwashi glubbed quite harshly, leering daggers at the formerly brooding male even if it couldn’t be avoided. They lived in such a small world, in the middle of nowhere in the water pokemons’ eyes. Even then, the cold fish pokemon appeared to shoot glares at the now astonished male wishiwashi, until the clingy one managed to attach itself beside him – blissfully unaware of the continuous verbal attacks being fired by the ever grudge-filled fish pokemon who probably knew too many synonyms relating to the word ‘stupid.’

Still, even if Cynth reached these fish to stare at them after all the crawling she had to do to get to the pond, these slow-witted fish were in their own world. They were too focused on their daily lives and their neighbors they are slowly getting agitated of, even if there was a presence of a hunter nearby or even a hungry pokemon… Except one. The notable, bubble admiring wishiwashi heard the muffled thumps upon the earth surrounding the pond, halting its playing with the small air pockets and it swiftly swam above to see the lone human in the distance. Her reaction was just a tiny glubbing noise, almost like a gasp before it began leaping up and down in the water as if it was playing “Marco and Polo” with the stranger, even if they probably did not see the small fish making little splashes in the pool of water.


a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
uguuu (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level lower than Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
hhhh. senpai, notice me. 。゚・(>﹏<)・゚。

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level higher than Ponyta ◒ male ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
brooding, don't bother me (; ・`д・´)​

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
it's not like I wanted to be here, baka! ୧(๑•̀ᗝ•́)૭

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 Posted: May 7 2017, 11:59 PM
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She took her small success to heart when she saw movement in the pond that she was slowly approaching- those had to be Wishiwashi in there, though it was hard to tell from a distance. They were so impossibly small, and it seemed like half of their little bodies were made up of their heads, with those huge blue eyeballs on either side.

A strong shudder went through her body as the image of the Wishiwashi in the butcher's shop getting its head chopped off flashed uninvited into her mind.

Forcefully shoving that memory from her mind, she knelt beside the pond and instead thought of the last time she had done so, her first night here. The first night I remember, she corrected herself. So much had happened that day: waking up without any memory of who or where she was, wandering through the forest trying to avoid people, falling asleep in some feral human's nest, coming to the city, meeting Augustus... And there had been that pond, where she had first seen her own reflection. The first time I remember, she corrected herself again. Because surely she had a life before waking up in that cultish circle of ash and totems.

She laid her makeshift walking stick beside her and leaned closer to the pond to get a better look at the creatures that swum beneath the surface. "Hello," she greeted the shimmering fish beneath the surface, not really sure what to expect. Did they understand human words? All of the Pidgeys in Augustus' coop did, but were fishies the same or different? But she saw intelligence in the way they moved this way and that and seemed to interact with one another, though she couldn't hear their verbal communications.

The fish closest to her caught her attention as it splashed around, apparently the most energetic of the fish in this particular pond. She suppressed a vibrant giggle into a soft laugh and leaned her body more in that particular fish's direction, eager to watch it continue to play. As she did so, she figure she'd address the entire pond's worth of fish.

"I'm, ah, I'm here to take you to a new home! A bigger home. I think. Rivers are bigger than ponds, aren't they?"

She suddenly wasn't sure. She had thought that rivers were bigger, but she was suddenly now second-guessing herself as she realized she wasn't really sure what a river was. She just knew that there weren't any in Ashfield, but there were plenty of them in a place called the Crying Plateau.

"I'm supposed to move you so people don't drink you. Or, um, eat you."

It struck her right about then that she wasn't sure how to transport four fishies for the duration of a two-day trek through a forest. Did they have to stay in water? Dentelle hadn't mentioned anything about that. Obviously they preferred to live in water if they were staying in the ponds and wells, and if she had to take them all the way to where the nearest rivers were. But that fish, the happy and bubbly one, was jumping in and out of the water like a child playing. Was it just casually flirting with its death, the open air?

"I guess I don't know much about you..." She mourned her lack of knowledge aloud and cast her eyes about the pond to see how the fish were reacting to her attempts at conversation and explanation.

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The lone gleeful water pokemon continued to jump in and out of the pond's surface, appearing to be waiting patiently as Cynth made their way up to the shore to finally look at some Wishiwashi. It was just so exciting, seeing a human finally approaching the pond. Will they try catching her, or just throw some food in the water? Whatever it could be, she was ready to some more swimming and hide and seek with this stranger. There were just so many possibilities to do with this human female!

The moment the small, silvery fish noticed the woman finally made their way to the pond's shores, the little aquatic creature excitedly leaped from the water with more vigor than before. //You found me! You found me!// She would exclaim in tiny, glubbing noises every time she had resurfaced from the pool of water before submerging again. It wasn't really something to be really cheerful about, this was just a woman she barely knew, but for no apparent reason, the little fish was filled with bubbly excitement in this little game she played.

Poking her head out after overexerting herself from all the jumping she did, the little Wishiwashi's large saucer-like eyes sparkled like a pale aquamarine gem. This prone human holding onto a stick for support looked like they were lacking something to the tiny fish, but she had rarely seen a human up close before to really know what was missing. That wasn't important though, she was more interested in what the human was saying to her! The slippery creature's eyes dilated wider when she heard the human's vibrant laughter, probably to the reaction of her jumping constantly out of the water.

//I don't know what you're saying, but do you wanna see a cool trick?// The jovial little fish glubbed back towards Cynth, the small mouth of the marine creature parted open to spray a thin stream of water in the air, even if that wasn't very impressive compared to other water pokemon that lurked in the waters. Either way, the little one was having tons of fun and was happy the human was talking to her even if she didn't understand. The sentiment is what counts to her, even if there was that language barrier most if not all pokemon had to deal with.

The other three remaining in the pond was unfortunately too busy squabbling about who bumped into who, even if the pond was small that it was inevitable. If there was food, other than green algae tossed in, they might head on over due to how drab algae tasted if you had it every single meal while living here. Other water pokemon were difficult to catch, and being weak and frail fish pokemon like the Wishiwashi, it's all they could possibly eat around these parts. They were just begging for something new to freshen up their palates.

//I need more breathing room, I just want to forget the past.// The grim little fish blubbed with a withdrawn sigh but was interrupted shortly by the harsh words of the other Wishiwashi, still leering at the two across from her like her life depended on it. //You barely remember anything, you obtuse bidoof! We all don't remember what's happened to us half of the time!// She hissed back at him, ready to butt heads again but was given the cold shoulder by the brooding male.

//Leave him alone! Can't you see that he's in agonizing pain?// The tenacious one chimed in, whimpering while her pupil-less eyes quivered while she was close to tears. How could such a little fish have such a cruel attitude towards someone so handsome, so poetic, and cool? The young Wishiwashi frowned, still wanting some attention by the male but did not get what she wished because he seemed way too absorbed in his thoughts.

In amidst of all the chatter in the pool of dramatic little fish, the Wishiwashi closest to Cynth continued to swim in circles while occasionally peeking up to see the human woman's reaction. It was like a little child, trying to gain attention of a new guest in the house with knowledge they knew or interesting feats they can perform. She just really wanted to impress this stranger, even if she didn't know if the lady was here just to relocate them to another area, which was more suitable to the Wishiwashi who were contaminating the water supply with their... "Fishiness."


a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
uuuuu, pretty human~ (´,,•ω•,,)♡

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level lower than Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
my senpai must be protected (◕︿◕✿)

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level higher than Ponyta ◒ male ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
2cool4schooling (¬▂¬)

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
it's not like i want to talk to you, don't get the wrong idea
ヾ( ・`⌓´・)ノ゙

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 Posted: May 9 2017, 11:17 PM
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Her attempts at speaking with the fish resulted in- well, literally nothing. The Wishiwashi nearest her was as energetic and... playful, yes, that was the word, as playful as ever. A smile turned up the corners of her lips, lifted her cheeks, and wrinkled the skin around her eyes as she watched the little fish perform its acrobatic antics. Shifting her weight forward, she re-positioned herself so that she was laying on her stomach at the edge of the pond, propped up onto her elbows and kicking her feet. She was the picture of girlish relaxation.

"I love how playful you are," Cynth used her newly remembered adjective as she commented in a thoughtful voice, almost more to herself than to the Wishiwashi that she was commenting on, "Are all, ah, Wishiwashi like you? You seem different from your pond-mates."

She was beginning to discover- or perhaps rediscover- what it was like to be different from all of one's kind. She was certainly very different from Augustus, and though she wasn't often outside his shop and his Pidgey coop, she knew that she was different from most of the humans living in Ashfield. Though for her, it wasn't a difference in mentality, as it seemed to be with this Wishiwashi. It was a physical difference.

But nevermind about her, she wasn't here to contemplate or brood over her own life. She was here to help these fish and to help whoever used this particular pond. As she watched the spirited fish dance about, her decision cemented itself into her mind. Though they were small, these four creatures needed a larger home, a better home. A home where they stood a better chance of survival, where there weren't people being paid to catch them and take them to have their heads chopped off.

She could only assume that their eventual destination, the Crying Plateau, could be that place for them.

"I don't suppose you can understand my words, can you?" The Pidgey could understand her, so she had assumed that all creatures could. Was that not the case? These fish sure didn't seem to be comprehending any of her words. Perhaps they couldn't hear her? She exhaled her frustrations, wishing she knew more about Pokemon. She reached one arm- the good arm, the one that had a hand attached- out over the pond toward the whimsical Wishiwashi, and dipped her fingers in. Assuming the fish wasn't frightened off by this movement, she would lightly flick the surface of the water, sending little droplets scattering toward the silvery fish. If the Pokemon was frightened, she would quickly apologize and pull her hand away.

After a moment of play, she pulled her arm back and rolled onto her side to rummage through the pocket of her cardigan. She needed a way to get the attention of the other fish, as well, and she'd just remembered that she had a few berries on her. She pulled one of them out and examined it. It was a few inches big, mostly cream-colored with a few orange bits to it. It looked appetizing to her, but did Wishiwashi eat berries?

She broke the berry into a handful of half-inch pieces. Piling them on the ground just in front of her, she first took one piece and offered it to her friend- at least, she considered the playful fish to be her friend- by holding the bit of berry on the surface of the water just in front of the shimmering creature, offering a friendly smile as she did so. Assuming that the offering was taken by the cheerful Wishiwashi, she would take a second piece of the berry and dangle it into the water away from the first fish, slowly swishing it around in a figure-eight pattern to see if any of the other fish would respond to it.

(Using Cynth's Liechi Berry as bait for the other three fishies~ :3)

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The smallest wishiwashi in the pond watched the stranger in silence, excitedly keeping herself afloat slightly above the water's surface to see this woman get comfortable and relax upon the soft grassy floor on their abdomen. She was eagerly waiting for any kind of response, her gleaming and watery gaze were glued to the expressions Cynth gave in hopes that they might hint that they were impressed by their little water show. Once a bright smile graced the little aquatic creature's eyes, the wishiwashi began to glub excitedly while barely understanding what this human was talking about.

From the tone of their voice and how it was carried, it sounded to the young fish creature that the human was asking a question. She wasn't too sure what the question meant since the fish was a bit slow to catch on words that were spoken amongst humans. //Nope, I still don't know what you're saying, but I like you human!// Series of happy blubbing rung from under the water, creating some bubbles to rise towards the clear pool's surface and pop uneventfully.

This childish ball of excitement that was a fish was certainly different from the rest of her acquaintances that resided in the pond. She was exceedingly giddy but a bit too naive due to her young age, thrilled to bits to find out about the world around her and wanted to experience more than the pond she was residing in now. Every now and then a human would approach this pond, but lately, they have been turning their nose from the water and have been showing signs of agitation of the small slippery creatures' occupation. It was a breath of fresh air to meet someone that wasn't so inclined to throwing rocks at the feeble group of fish or reaching for her friends with aggression.

Another question was fired at the small, clueless pokemon from the lone woman with some missing limbs -- it looked like they snapped away from their internal thoughts just to speak again. The little, silver and deep blue body twisted slightly at an angle to try imitating a tilt of a head. Her light sky-blue eyes were still focused on this stranger, unknowing to their language but she was still glad to be talked to. Watching the long appendage that appeared to be an arm reached towards the wavy, distorted "sky" the young pokemon was seeing, the fingers of the woman broke through the water as easily and swayed about like the clumps of algae underwater.

Once Cynth gave slight flicks that picked up several droplets outwards, the young wishiwashi perceived it as play and immediately tried leaping out of the water to catch the pond water in her mouth. Sure she had missed some since she wasn't that much of a powerful and swift water pokemon, but trying to catch the drops of water in her mouth was kind of fun. //Did you see that? I caught some!// It would say with a cheery disposition, but when she opened her mouth to speak, the gathered water slipped out from the side of her lips and fell back into the pool of water.

//Aww.// She mumbled disappointingly, wanting to show Cynth the water she had caught in her mouth but now she had no proof to show for it. That wasn't too smart on the fish to talk before show and telling. When the woman pulled their arm away from the water to do something, the little wishiwashi wondered what they had in plan. More fun and games? She sure hoped so. When the cream colored berry emerged on their person, the aquamarine colored eyes sparkled with delight. Food! Wow, a human would give food to her? Who knew!

The friendly wishiwashi waited patiently, or at least patiently as possible while she swam in speedy loops while observing the woman break apart the berry in little bite-sized pieces. She never honestly had a berry before, since what kind of berry grew in the sea or ponds? From watching other pokemon skitter around with berries in their hands, she knew it was food - just food that she couldn't eat unless she was lucky enough. This was her lucky chance!

The blurry figure of the woman swiveled about under the pool's surface, watching the berry being lowered and was offered to her first. Swimming closer to the fruit piece and giving it a little test bite, the small aquatic creature immediately accepted the rest of the offered berry and chewed on it to savor the interesting taste. It had hints of a mellow sweet flavor while keeping its spiciness - almost like eating sweet and rich chili. She loved how crunchy its texture was, crisp like like an apple while her tiny fish teeth worked hard to break them apart in her mouth before swallowing.

While the youngest one in the pool was having a workout eating such a tough berry, the rest of the wishiwashi heard distant swirls and swishing in the water. It certainly didn't sound like the usual fish swimming around, and the three began to peer over after their arguing to notice some kind of berry that was causing the source of the sound. //Food!// The clingy one cried out, darting forward before the two before anyone else got to it first. She needed to impress the strong, manly wishiwashi - and if she managed to get the biggest piece first, then she would surely get their attention!

The brooding wishiwashi, on the other hand, was still remaining his gloomy and withdrawn self, but he couldn't help but notice that the berry was interesting from the underwater view. When he was about to swim up towards the surface to try to grab a piece, he was hit on the side by the bitter fish that has yet to drop her anger towards everything that breathed. //Stupid! Where do you think you're going? It's not like I'm following you or anything!// She cried out with their stinging words, then was pushed harshly by the other female that was keen on being the sole fish in the pond that can have the male's attention.

//Go away! I found the berry first, you big meanie!// The frantic glubbing of the desperate wishiwashi rasped greedily, the two slippery figures pushed at each other near the fruit while the male casually followed the figure-eight pattern to lightly nip away at the berry's skin. He was growing tired of the shouty pair, but at least this berry was satisfactory to say the least. Despite this, the three has yet to recognize that a human was holding on the berry and due to their slow-witted brains, they simply just thought that berries just happen to drop into their pond occasionally.


a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
uuu, thank you pretty human~ ヾ(o✪‿✪o)シ

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level lower than Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
no! only i can have the berry! it'll be for my senpai!
。゜(`Д´)゜。

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level higher than Ponyta ◒ male ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
this berry is the only thing that understands me.
ヽ(  ̄д ̄;)ノ

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
it's not like i want this berry because i like it or anything! in your dreams!
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Cynth was immensely pleased when her strategy worked, although... none of the fish were actually taking the berry piece. She furrowed her brow slightly as she tried to focus on their movements and determine what they were doing. Two of them had started pushing each other around, apparently fighting over it, while the third was lazily following her slow figure-eights and nibbling at the little piece of berry.

"Oh, it's okay. I have more." Cynth replied in a cheerful voice, though she kept her pitch soft, attempting to let them know she was there without startling them. She released the berry piece that had successfully performed as her bait, giving it over to the Wishiwashi that had been gently partaking of it. She picked up two more of the pieces of the berry, laid them in her palm and closed her fingers over them. Moving as slow as she could manage, her joints and muscles creaking slightly in protest, she eased her entire fist into the water and then gradually opened her fingers, revealing the two new pieces of the fruit.

"See? There's enough for everybody." Hopefully giving each fish their own individual piece would prevent fighting, and would endear them to her cause. She decided to try again to see if any of them understood her speech.

"I need to take all of you to a new home. A river. It's far, but you'll be happier there, I think. And the people here will be happier to have their clean water back." And if they stayed, they would eventually become food for some human... but she decided not to say that, on the off chance that one of them could actually understand her. She didn't want to use scare tactics if she didn't have to.

Whether or not the two warring fishies had gotten over themselves and begun chewing on her peace offerings, she tilted her palm slightly to release the two berry pieces into the water so that she could pull her hand back out. Rifling through the supplies and tools that- the, uh, what was her name again? Dentelle- that Dentelle had given her, she pulled out the little bucket that was lined with some kind of Pokemon's skin draped in it. The Professor had said that it would likely hold water well enough to transport the Wishiwashi to the Crying Plateau. It seemed a bit small, though. Two could fit somewhat comfortably, maybe, but four? She eyed the bucket. They'd fit, sure, but given the fact that they already didn't seem inclined to get along, it would probably be an... interesting journey.

But what choice did she have?

Scooting backward and picking a part of the pond that was fish-free, she dipped the bucket into the cool, shallow water, watching as the liquid rushed to fill the vacant container. Trying to move delicately, she dragged the bucket through the water, moving it as close to the Wishiwashi as she dared. It was a foreign object, it was likely that they would be fearful or intimidated by it, right?

"I don't suppose I could convince the four of you to go into this bucket, could I?"

She'd have to figure out something.

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The squabbling the two silvery fish pokemon has immediately stopped the moment Cynth had decided to poke her entire hand under the water with two separate berry pieces on their palm. The two stared at each other, their glimmery gaze peered up to finally notice the human that was offering them food. Humans did that? Well, give food to fish anyways. The oldest one, the cold and snappy fish knew that humans lately have been hunting for her friends instead of tossing food in the water like they actually liked wishiwashi. Maybe this was just a nicer human, or they were just unlucky to find themselves in a traffic-heavy area with a lot of hungry humans.

//Thanks! I can finally give this to him, human! Wish me luck!// The tenacious female glubbed happily, picking up the berry in her mouth and immediately swam towards the apathetic male's side - and still did not get the attention she desired. The male continued focusing chewing up the fruit into a pulp, his eyes disinterested in the world around him due to his crippling apathy. The desperate attempts to gain his attention again has once again flopped, making the now lonely female swam back towards the human's hand to use as a berry perch to eat her troubles away. Why does she have to attempt at getting a boyfriend if she can eat all that she want instead?

The cold female fish partook in the meal, eating quietly on the human woman's palm while enjoying the unique flavors that graced her mouth. The green algae that gathered at the bottom of the pond were bland compared to this berry, which was something she could get used to if she can have this every day. If only liechi berries grew at the bottom of rivers and ponds.

While the others were busy eating their fill near Cynth's hand or upon her hand, the cheery wishiwashi lingered at the surface of the pool and eagerly watched the woman talk to the four again. Those words were still confusing to understand, but it seemed like she could kind of understand the sentiment - almost like there was a certain concern or care in their tone when the human addressed these tiny, feeble aquatic creatures. It was heartwarming to listen to the human woman's voice, hence why the naive, giddy fish continued to appear like she was listening just to make them feel a bit better. It was always nice to have someone listening to you, even if there was a language barrier between the two completely different individuals.

Once the hand was pulled away from the water suddenly, the three fish that were enjoying their berries either finished or was almost finished eating up their delicious meal. They were left confused though to why the sudden withdraw of their hand. Swimming around with little darts of speed near the surface, the slippery bodies of the wishiwashi just aimlessly zipped through the water while the oddball remained still and watched what the lady was doing.

She watched the kind, berry spawning woman quietly, their body scooting back away from the pond's edge in order to grab for something in their weird, detachable pouch. Do humans have detachable pouches? Such weird creatures they were for the little, naive fish's thoughts. The large pouch rattled and jangled about, making the curious wishiwashi anxious to find out what was this human looking for. Before she even knew it, Cynth pulled out some kind of small cave in the eyes of the small fish and dunked it into the water with it in their hands.

The curious one stared at this weird, portable cave. It looked like it was small enough for the human to carry and have all four of the wishiwashi of varying personalities. Was this human asking for them to get inside? The way the bucket was being swayed back and forth, almost like an invitation, while restrained to delicate movements to not frighten the cowardly pond critters away. Her glittery, caribbean blue colored eyes shifted towards her pond mates, trying to see their reactions before inquiring what to do. //Hey, I think that nice human wants us to get in that weird den! She did give us yummy food!// She glubbed excitedly, making little bobbing motions like she was jumping with glee.

//Hm, I think so. Will she give us more berries?// The male chimed in with his gruff, dull tone, giving a little look back at the bucket that could easily house all four wishiwashi for a bit. It wasn't like the pond, but he was growing tired of this place and was opened to having a fresh space even if it would be shared by the other three.

A little gasp escaped from the clingy female, finally finishing up her berry that was awfully hard to chew with her fishy teeth. //Well, if she'll give us more berries or bring us to a place with berries, I'm down. Maybe I can see more boys while being carried in that portable den!// She swooned, flopping her sleek frame to the side like she was fainting dramatically.

At last, the sharp-tongued fish remained, the three stared at her for her response before a short grumble bubbled from her pursed lips. //It's not like I'm going to get in there because I like her or anything.// She huffed, but the other wishiwashi got the point as the gleeful and most tiny wishiwashi from the bunch surfaced from the pool to show her face. Giving a little nod, using her fins to sway her body so it appeared like how humans would show that they agree to something, the youngest wishiwashi then zipped into the bucket while the rest of the school followed. They weren't really expecting much but being huddled in this strange container wasn't too bad as long as there weren't any arguing involved.


a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
i love my new house, human~ uuu ( ᵕ̤ ‧̫̮ ᵕ̤ )

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level lower than Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
take me to flavor town with many senpai (◕‿◕✿)

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level higher than Ponyta ◒ male ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
i am alright with this, i guess. i just want berries that understand and speaks to my soul
¯\_(⌣̯̀⌣́)_/¯

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
it's not like i like you or anything, human. (⁎˃ᆺ˂)


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 Posted: May 15 2017, 12:00 AM
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As the Wishiwashi hesitated at the appearance and approach of the bucket, which she could only assume probably looked very menacing to the small creatures who had only known this pond since they had rained down from the heavens into Ashfield, her mind began whirring with ways to communicate to them that she wanted them to swim inside, so that she could transport them away. She was drawing all blanks. How could you communicate with someone who did not speak the same language that you did?

But then, out of nowhere, the first Wishiwashi seemed to have a lightbulb moment. The fish glubbed and blubbed excitedly- as she always seemed to do, her enthusiasm level was always at one thousand percent- and then made a beeline for the bucket that she was holding halfway out of the water. Eyebrows raised in surprise, she tilted the bucket just so, to make entry easier for the silvery fish.

After that, it was a chain reaction, a game of "follow the leader." Fish after fish darted into the bucket with so much more eagerness that she had been expecting. Had they really understood what she was doing? That they were leaving the security of their pond? She had no way of knowing, and that made her nervous. Feeling a little bit like a fish kidnapper, she pulled the Wishiwashi's bucket out of the pond and set in on the shore.

"Thank you, fr- thank you all. I will do my best to get you to your new home quickly... and safely."

She had wanted to call them her friends, but had second-guessed herself. That was perhaps too presumptuous- not that the Wishiwashi understood her, as far as she could tell, but nonetheless, she restrained herself.

She picked up the rest of the pieces of the torn-up liechi berry and let them slide off her palm into the bucket so that the Wishiwashi could eat to their hearts' content. She wasn't really sure how much of an appetite they had, but she didn't want to carry around mushed-up berry bits in her pockets. She took a moment to re-organize all of the items in her borrowed bag, taking out the map and the compass so that she could have them on-hand. She studied the map for a moment, then tested the compass to see how it worked. So, she needed to go... south-east to get to the Crying Plateau. South-east. She looked at the compass and spun herself around until she was facing the appropriate direction.

"Okay... okay."

She breathed in and out, trying to calm her nerves. She was fine. She would be fine. Dentelle had given her everything that she needed. It was just a matter of... going. Walking. Starting. She put the map and compass in the pockets of her red cardigan and then slung the backpack over her shoulders. She picked up the bucket of fish and pond water, nestling it as comfortably as she could under her arm, and then smiled an uncertain smile down at the inhabitants of it.

"I'm a little nervous," she admitted to them, feeling glad for the first time that they couldn't understand her words. Then again, they could probably glean something from her tone of voice, so... she better not sound too discouraged. She grabbed up her flimsy little walking branch and wobbled to her feet.

"No sense in staying here. Let's get moving!" She made the statement with as much gusto and enthusiasm as she could muster, and forced her feet to begin moving in the direction that she had learned was southeast. Wooden houses passed her by, and the dark, thick forest loomed ever closer...

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 Posted: May 15 2017, 10:38 AM
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Once the four Wishiwashi were picked up out of the water due to their new and strange portable den that was really just a bucket, they were slightly confused but not too alarmed. The bucket was being held by the kind berry-spawning human that decided to give them such great food! They were just carelessly sloshing about with every movement of the container, the water inside made them jostle side to side while occasionally bumping into each other. The cheerful yet naive Wishiwashi thought that these four were like playing house, like a family instead of complete strangers. //This is gonna be so fun!// She glubbed excitedly, swaying side to side with her little slipper body like she was wiggling with enthusiasm.

//Do you think she'll take us to a fun place filled with boys, and even more berries? I just want to eat.// The other wishiwashi with the need to cling towards other male fish chimed in, her perpetually teary eyes glanced over the other wishiwashi desperately. Her only focus was eating more good food, instead of sticking with pond algae for the rest of her life. Imagine that, eating such bland food for a while before being introduced to something that figuratively punched her with such unique flavors.

//Hm. Do you think she was trying to befriend us?// The male added his words to the conversation, just throwing in a guess because of how gingerly the woman behaved in their movements and offered the berry pieces to a bunch of strangers that were fish. The other three fish peered over to him, all exchanging questioning glancing before looking back at this dull wishiwashi.

//Hmph, it's not like I want to be her friend or anything! If I knew that, I would have stayed in the pond.// The cold female huffed in retort, even if she really didn't mean it in her words. Most of her rude comments were fired to keep others at bay, drawing others far away from her so she can feel safe from her insecurities. //It's a shame we're too far to jump out back into the pool.//

The naive wishiwashi blinked with a blank smile upon her smilie face, allowing the rest to chat among themselves as she poked her huge head in comparison to the rest of her silver and blue body out of the bucket. It looked like the woman was talking to them, about something that she has yet again didn't understand. Was it true on what that male said? Did this human want to be their friend?

//Hey human! Whatever you are doing, you can do it! Let's go! Go, you! Go, you!// She began to cheer, making little high pitched squeaks every time she made little hops in the water as if she was jumping. When she was in the air above the water's surface, the little fish made sure to wave her little fins about before submerging due to gravity's pull. Every time she made contact back into the water though, little splashes set out some droplets but not enough to lower the water level too drastically.

Once the woman let the rest of the berries slip from their palm and into the bucket filled with the odd bunch of aquatic pokemon, they began to swim around like a mini frenzy and ate away to their heart's content. How they'll never get sick of the sweet and spiciness of the liechi was just uplifting. This trip just felt like it was getting better and better by the minute. //Yeah, I can totally live in this den. I can't eat another bite.// The tenacious fish glubbed happily, her body grew slightly rotund since she had eaten most of her fair share. Not that the others mind, they were pretty full as well.

While Cynth continued through the dark path clouded by shadows cast by the tall trees, there was a shadowy figure in the undergrowth who had taken the sight of this particular human fish out a couple of delicious looking wishiwashi into a strange container. They just made it look like it was so easy to catch those speedy, dart like fish! The path ahead of the lone woman carrying the small school of fish was near silent, not a blade of grass stirred from the lack of pokemon who preferred not traveling where humans frequented the most. Only sounds that rung through the area were the occasional cries of wild pokemon, echoing through the woods but was too far to show themselves in front of the young maiden. The glowing pair of eyes lingering on Cynth was fixated at their movement for a moment, before darting away from view as it tried to hatch a plan.


a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
you can do it, human! whatever you are doing (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level lower than Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
i ate too much, only arceus can help me now (-﹏-。)

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level higher than Ponyta ◒ male ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
thinking of why a human possibly wants to befriend a bunch of stupid fish
┐(´-`)┌

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
it's not like i want to stay in this bucket or anything. the pond is just too far that's all, baka!
₍₍ ◝(•̀ㅂ•́)◟ ⁾⁾

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The young woman was so wrapped up in trying to soothe her own worried mind that it took her longer than it should have to notice how much the contained Wishiwashi were sloshing about in the bucket. It wasn't until she had made it out of the town and was under the cool green shade of the trees that she finally realized that already a noticeable portion of the water had spilled out over the sides of the bucket, and that the poor fish were rocking back and forth in a manner that was probably not too comfortable for them. A horrified expression crossed her face, replaced swiftly with a crestfallen one, as she slowed to a temporary halt.

"I'm so sorry for the bumpy ride, Wishiwashi, I..." She trailed off as she looked down at her one good leg and her other incomplete one and her bendy walking stick. There really wasn't much she could do to ease the roughness of the journey; she really could do nothing to alter her heavy, one-sided gait. She could sacrifice a bit of her speed to make the ride a little smoother, but... in reality it probably wouldn't change much, so she'd just be condemning them all to being in the bucket for longer than was necessary.

"I'll do my best." She offered lamely, not really having much else to say. She began moving again, trying to be more conscious of how much shaking the poor fish experienced. She tried not to feel guilty about what she was putting the fish through- a long, uncomfortable journey was better than death, wasn't it? Sure, she wasn't the best suited for the job, but... it seemed that no one else was willing. Her favorite Wishiwashi seemed to be cheering her on, so that kept the girl's spirits high, for now.

It was hard for her to concentrate on the fish, though, when her new environment was so incredibly eerie. The canopy above her was so thick that it obstructed much of the sunlight, and the light that did manage to filter through was tinted a dark green. The trunks were close together and the undergrowth was thick, forcing her to carefully consider each step and hop that she took. There was certainly nothing cheery about this place.

Thank goodness the only sounds that came to her were mere echoes of far-off creatures. She had no idea how she'd handle a wild Pokemon, particularly an aggressive one... She glanced down at the Wishiwashi. Would they be strong enough to fend off any attackers? There were four of them, but they were the tiniest little things she had ever seen.

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The dark patches of shadows loomed under the canopies, with several slivers of light that cast down that made some of the airborne debris visible under its glaring illumination. The forest still sang out with the different sounds of wild pokemon, chattering among themselves away from the path and hidden within the numerous groves of rainforest trees that spanned out for miles. The only thing on the path right now was Cynth, and her bucket filled with chatty little fish that continued to ramble about random subjects while being carried towards their new home.

The wishiwashi did not mind the bumpy ride though, they couldn't care less. It was like a quiet car ride with the occasional human's voice that rung muffledly underwater, and some already felt sleepy. The tenacious female was already fast asleep, laying on the bottom of the bucket and snoring peacefully with a belly full of berries she hungrily scarfed down.

Watching the woman still while poking her head out of the surface, remained the youngest wishiwashi that continued smiling blissfully towards Cynth. Did she know that because of how their uneven steps made them jostle about in the bucket like the water inside? Well, due to not being too smart - the little one didn't care. They were simply too exhilarated about going to someplace with this human, even if it was through this frightening and dark forest. The moment when she detected the crestfallen expression upon the woman's face after a horrified one, the small aquatic creature glubbed worriedly and waved its little fin to get their attention.

//It's okay, human! Whatever it is! Don't be sad!// She chimed with cheery and bubbly noises, tapping against the side of the container with her fin as she spoke to the human for reassuring them. The young one did not know what they were so upset about since she was as clueless as she was feeble. There was much to learn in her experience to be a fully mature wishiwashi.

While the naive fish pokemon continued to cheer on Cynth, in hopes that it would bring determination in comparison to their lame response. While doing so, she was unaware of what was going on during their surroundings, there were occasional rustling noises if the woman was paying attention to the sounds around her. Quick footsteps rushed over and crunched against the crisp, small, dry shrubs and push past taller bushes that got in its way. It had no intention of hiding its presence, no - this was much too easy!

The speed of the dashing sounds began to increase their pace, starting to run before a dark yet small figure darted out of the bushes in front of the limping woman with the walking stick. Piercing red eyes glowed along with a golden light, the fluffy creature emerged and stepped into one of the strands of light that hit the ground from the little openings in the canopies.

//Hey human! What are you doing with those fish?// A light growl escaped from the dark pokemon, its maw opened as it barked in question to grab the stranger's attention. If Cynth took a look towards the light where it was sitting in, with closer inspection it was a Poochyena. It finally caught up to the human who managed to catch these strange sky-falling fish with such ease and was determined to persuade her to hand them over. Humans liked cute dogs right? From viewing people who enjoyed spending their time playing fetch with their canine pokemon and giving food to them, this wild and dark pokemon knew what to do just from stalking the human settlement nearby.

He began to wag his tail in a friendly manner, peering at Cynth with a pleading gaze. Making sure he tilted his head slightly to the side, trying to flaunt his puppy-like appearance. This could work, right? The Poochyena did see other canine-esque pokemon do the same, and was rewarded for their cutesy behavior by their humans. Not that he liked doing such a thing, but he did not mind doing such degradingly cute poses for the sake of food.


a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
i love you even if you're sad, human~ (⺣◡⺣)♡*

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level lower than Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
zzz... (•˘︿ ˘•)

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level higher than Ponyta ◒ male ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
how far are we going
ヽ(  ̄д ̄;)ノ

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
this den shakes too much, i did not ask for this (;`O´)o

a wild Poochyena has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ male ◒ ability unknown ◒ moves unknown
hand over those feesh, human.


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Just as she had been counting her blessings about how all the sounds she was hearing were far-off echoes, a much, much closer noise sounded, a rustling that was altogether too close for comfort. A chill shot up the woman's spine and it took all of her willpower and awareness to keep from jumping or flinching. Luckily, she succeeded in this, as she surely would have lost her balance and tumbled to the ground if she had reacted too strongly, and it was far too early in her journey for that sort of nonsense. Thankfully, her flimsy branch kept her steady and upright.

The sound wasn't a single occurrence, but rather a steadily increasing racket as something speedily forced its way through the undergrowth. Looking back, she would be glad that the creature had approached quickly instead of slowly; the anxiety and dread would have killed her. As it was, however, mere moments after she had noticed the noise, the source of it revealed itself. A black faced dog bounded out from the foliage and struck a pose in front of her. Its coat was rough and rumpled, no doubt from running through underbrush, and its eyes glowed an eerie red and yellow, standing out more than anything else about the pup as it stood in the shadow of this dark forest.

It stepped somewhat into the light- what little light there was- growling first, and then barking. There was no doubt in her mind that the aggressive sounds were meant for her. The young woman was stopped dead in her tracks by this point, and didn't react at first beyond widening her eyes. After a couple of heartbeats, she cast a sidelong glance at the Wishiwashi, her eyes practically begging them to tell her what to do. Try to look big and scare it away? Turn and run? Apologize for... something?

But then the Pokemon's threatening stance changed entirely. The tail began wagging, the fluffy appendage whipping back and forth in what seemed to be a communication of friendliness. His eyes softened and his head tilted, and though the act revealed his protruding lower fangs on one side of his face, the switch in posture was still met with a sigh of relief from the human he was appealing to.

She wasn't entirely sure that she trusted the sudden shift in mood from the Pokemon, but she was nevertheless glad to know that it didn't intend on knocking her to the ground and eating her alive (not yet, at least). She glanced again at the fish, then at the pup again. Obviously, she had no idea at this point that the fish were what the dark furry creature wanted, but she hoped that perhaps the fish had understood its speech and would give her some sort of hint as to what action she should take, or what the dog intended.

"Hello," she spoke hesitantly, her voice cracking as she began the greeting. "I, um. I... Hello." She wasn't sure what to say- introduce herself? Ask the Pokemon what it wanted? Ask it to move aside? Tell it what she was doing there? But she had no idea what would be best, and in her hesitation she had simply repeated her greeting lamely.

She shifted her weight and couldn't stop herself from glancing about, despite how obvious of a display of discomfort it was and how much she wanted to force her body to be still. She wanted more than anything to keep walking, but the wild Pokemon was directly in her way- she pulled out the compass to confirm, and yes, she was facing directly southeast. She did not want to diverge from the straight path that she had painted in her mind. Once again her uncertain gaze lingered on the unknown beast. It didn't seem to be aggressive any longer; it was keeping up its endearing display. She relaxed just a bit further. Perhaps it would let her go past?

She took a slow and lurching step forward with her good foot and her branch.

"I'm headed to the Crying Plateau." She decided to explain herself, eyeballing the shadowy creature, not sure what sort of reaction to expect and knowing there was a significant possibility that it wouldn't be able to understand her, but feeling a need to expound on her intentions, regardless. "It is this way. I have to drop off my friends. Have you been there before?"

Her tone of voice was small, halting, and insecure, just like her gait was. She paused after taking her first two steps, but would continue to build back up to a decent walking speed in the dog allowed her to.

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The reaction given by the lone human was expected, that chill running course through her body at the appearance of the scruffy furred Poochyena. The citizens of Terrene did not take his presence too positively, always ending up in someone fleeing the scene or throw rocks at his direction to get him to leave. He was much too young to understand that his type was what the residents of the cities think as a demon. A demon? Perhaps, everywhere he went it seemed like negative things followed him out of his terrible misfortune. Superstitions were the bane of his existence.

His sharp gaze took in the hesitation of this individual, her wary glances around to him and towards her bucket of the scrumptious fish she managed to catch. They were his target, just some fish to take home so he can at least feed himself. Yes! Real meat was just too difficult to hunt as a little pup, and all he can do is scavenge after the scraps of food the bigger predators of the forest managed to get their claws on.

The forest around them still sung out in idle chatter, as if this scene playing through did not matter to their lives out in their land. There was no need for interference. Such as life. The small wishiwashi that blissfully remained in the bucket were either too bored to even react or falling asleep like a child on a long car ride. Except for one anyways. The oldest and the only male fish in the container filled with clear pond water heard the sharp barking noises and the growling echoing muffledly underwater. His dull, expressionless face peeked out of the surface of the water, his perpetually watery wishiwashi eyes observed his surroundings before bumping into the naive female who continued to cheer on the human - dimwittedly unaware.

His stern gaze met with the dark wolf pup pokemon, the water pokemon's reaction was anything but surprised. It seemed like nothing really phased this little fish except for his crippling brooding that was his permanent state. It still bugged him though, a scavenger at best was aiming to pick on Cynth - a woman who looked to be missing some limbs on her body. Unfortunate.

//Will you stop begging at this human? It looks pathetic.// The insensitive tone of the male wishiwashi rang condescendingly, which triggered an immediate irked response from the Poochyena who was taken aback by the audacity of his prey. How dare this food thing in a bucket had the guts to speak to him at that tone?

The dark, tousled ears of the canine twitched with annoyance, but his focus was on charming this human regardless of how frightened they could be towards the demonic pokemon. His attention was then shifted towards the woman who was trying to say something, almost in a meek manner as if they did not want to step on any toes. Were they really intimidated by him just being here? Looking around, the pup only could guess that the dark scenery did not help him at all.

Even with all his attempts at trying to be alluring just like the dogs the humans really enjoyed playing with back at the human settlement, it seemed like the Poochyena was doing a rather horrible job at it. He watched the human walk sheepishly forward, baby steps as if she was scared he'll leap at her throat or something. As if! Well, it would be just easier to knock this somewhat crippled human down and steal the bucket, but he didn't want to soil his reputation further. He just needed to continue with the act of being this stupid cute dog, just for free food - right?

All he could do is just trail behind the slowly walking human female with a bouncy gait through the forest path, reminding himself of several actions he had learned from observing other friendly pups. Lolling his tongue with a bright smile on his dark, shadowy face, the Poochyena began to whimper as if he was begging for the fish. Internally, the dark pokemon was cringing at how disgusting this display was but it was for the sake of free food after all. They did say the best food was always food that was given for free.

//Come on, human. You can just drop that thing down and give me the fish. I'm trying all I can here, give me some slack.// A pleading, yet frustrated grumble whimpered out of the desperate pup. With every attempt at forcing this cheery canine companion act, it was like his stomach was twisting while doing all his best to wag his tail in a charming yet easygoing fashion.


a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
love love love the human~ ₍՞◌′ᵕ‵ू◌₎♡

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level lower than Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
still sleeping zzz... (•˘︿ ˘•)

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level higher than Ponyta ◒ male ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
you're so embarrassing, dog
(; ̄ー ̄)

a wild Wishiwashi has appeared!
level similar to Ponyta ◒ female ◒ schooling ◒ moves unknown
ugh, so tired (。•ˇ‸ˇ•。)

a wild Poochyena has appeared!
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come on, gimme the feesh, human.

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The male Wishiwashi apparently took issue with the pooch, if his tone was anything to go by, and the mutt seemed to feel likewise, although he didn't speak in response. His ears twitched, and the anxious woman's eyes saw the negative emotion it revealed, and her breath caught somewhat in her throat; but, he let her go by.

She breathed a sigh of relief.

Okay, perhaps the dog wasn't as bad as her instincts had been trying to tell her that he was. The scruffy pup made no move to stop her from continuing on her way, which she was incredibly grateful for. This journey was going to be long, she already knew from Dentelle's comments, and she didn't want to have to make a long journey longer by dealing with territorial Pokemon.

"Thank you," she expressed to the Poochyena, despite the fact that he had not responded to her previous comment in any way that made her think he could actually understand her words, "I am in quite a hurry to get there."

But it seemed the dog wasn't exactly content to let her hobble on her way entirely undisturbed. A whimper that seemed to descend into a disgruntled and discontent moan sounded from behind her. She slowed her pace somewhat so that she could manage a glance behind her without throwing herself off balance, and lo and behold, the Pokemon was following her. It didn't sound too happy, but, as the language barrier went both ways, she had no idea what it was that he was trying to communicate.

She turned back forward and continued walking as she thought. Why would a wild creature follow her? He had to want something from her, right? Her brows furrowed. What did she have that a dog could want, that a dog couldn't get for himself? The gears of her mind continued to turn, albeit slowly, as she reasoned out what the creature most likely wanted. Some Pokemon just wanted attention, right? Did he want to be petted? Her mind brought back the image of the canine's fangs, and she gave a little involuntary shiver. She didn't want to risk petting such a Pokemon without knowing for certain that was what it wanted. Who knew what a wild dog would do if she touched him without his permission.

There were other possibilities, too. Like food. It seemed young, perhaps it wasn't an adept hunter yet? She thought of the two remaining berries in her backpack, but for a second time, the image of the Poochyena's sharp fangs resurfaced. Her newest shadow was obviously a meat-eater. She clutched the Wishiwashi closer to her and realized that although she had gotten used to the fishy odor that they gave off... the scent could potentially be impossibly alluring to those who ate fish.

She felt like the biggest fool in the world for assuming that the Wishiwashi would be safer in the forest with her than on their own in that pond in the city.

She pulled the bucket up closer to her face.

"I'm a little bit scared," she whispered to them, even knowing that they couldn't understand her. What could she do? Offering a berry to a carnivore when she held a literal bowl full of meat seemed like a stupid idea. And she certainly couldn't fight off the dog. So, what? Did she just keep walking, and hope that for some reason the dog didn't get impatient and just attack her for the fish? She took a deep, shaky breath to try and calm herself. She didn't know for certain that her Wishiwashi were what the Poochyena was after.

She would be fine. They would be fine. Everything would be fine.

She chanted the words in her head over and over again like a mantra.

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