Judgment, pt11Meanwhile, the small group had taken Ahti's boat, and was heading toward Sky Pillar. A majority of the ride was in silence. "I don't know why CT didn't tell you, about me." Porter finally said. "Maybe he thought he was protecting you; I don't know. Don't be mad at him, though." Ahti sighed, heavily. "Bruce told me Ferrovax killed you. All these years, I thought you were dead. You were the only one there who was kind, to me. You were my friend. That's why I took your last name. Now I find out you're alive. That he's been keeping you, all this time. That you're working with him, and even you never bothered to let me know you were alive. How am I supposed to feel?"
Porter sighed, feeling guilty. "I'm sorry. You're right; I should have told you. You have every right, to be angry." he left it at that, and neither of them said anything more. Musashi walked over to Porter and Ahti. "We all thought you were dead. Though, to be honest, I wasn't too heartbroken over it. We never really go
Judgment, pt10The submarine surfaced at a familiar pier, in Slateport. After Shade got out, all he could say was, "All this has made me feel tired; I wonder if Ahti will let us spend one more night at his place? Or at least let me take a nap..."
Glade couldn't help but be a bit mad. "Shade, I dunno if we'll have time for this, if the Distortion World is really gonna merge, here." before long, Glade also started feeling tired."... but for some reason, I'm feeling sleepy, too." before he passed out.
Nico, terrified and now worried about his dad, clung to Musashi. Mavra rarely showed emotion, but she stayed close to him, too. Seymour hopped out, happy to get away from all that water. "So," Porter sighed, worried. "Now what do we do?"
Musashi sighed. Seemed the Blackstone kids would be clinging to him a lot, in their youth.
"Daddy!" Clem called out, jumping out and running to Ahti, clinging to him. "Daddy, the bad birdy man caught us and he woke up these big angry people and they're fighting now and Mus
Judgment, pt9"We can't just let him go! He has Groudon, and Arceus knows what he's going to do with two of the weather trio! You're just gonna let him do what he wants!?" Musashi shouted, trying to tug away from him. "I'll be smarter this time, I'll strike first with my Vacuum Wave."
Musashi then realized something terrible. Clem was charging in, with no one stopping her. "Clem, no!" he called after her as she began to glow, moving at a much faster speed.
Clem's Quick Attack was met with a shield of glowing energy. Elvis cackled, as Clem hit the force field, head on. That wasn't Elvis' laugh. Clem was knocked back, as a purple glob was tossed at her. CT clenched his fists and teeth; "You bastard! After all I did, for you!" he shouted, at Shii.
Shii's Illusion dropped, once Groudon's transformation process had begun. "Master did nothing, for Shii! All master ever did, was hit Shii! Master was much nicer, to boy." he said, turning a sharp glance, at Nico. "All Shii ever wanted, was to be treat
Judgment, pt8Clem puffed up her cheeks. "Why do you keep telling me that? I'm tough, you know! I took on lotsa tough guys and gave them a big ol' headbutt! I can handle myself, hmph."
Porter found himself taking both the kids, up the mountain. Clem was very persuasive. Nico stayed clinging to his dad, the whole time. He didn't like heights. Or big, scary, magma-filled mountains. "Nick," CT said, exasperated. "I told you not to come. You didn't have to follow Clementine, you know."
"Sh-she's..very persuasive..." Nico muttered, clinging tighter as the cable car rose even higher. CT set his hand on Nico's shoulder, in part trying to calm him down, but also because he was just as nervous. Elvis was awakening the Hoenn Legendaries, and using Blackstone's research for...something. Even CT knew not to mess with Legendaries, and had tried, for years, to keep the encrypted data out of the wrong hands. Not that he was a saint, or anything, but the whole rule-the-world thing wasn't really his style.
Judgment, pt7"Please, make it stop talking." CT whined, as Clem talked a mile a minute, behind them. "I can't go all the way to Mt. Chimney, like this." Nico never said anything, but he was feeling the same way. He listened to Clem, but Arceus, did she ever talk. Why do girls like talking, so much?
Clem puffed up her cheeks. "It? How rude! I am a lady." she said, striking what she considered to be a 'lady pose'.
"Hardly." CT snarled. Mauville was the next town, and the drive there wasn't long. With Clem tagging along, however, it felt like an eternity. CT slumped in the seat, rubbing at his forehead. "Are we there, yet?" he whined. "You know, you didn't have to bring her." Porter replied. "I don't understand why you're keeping this a secret."
"I have my reasons." CT sighed.
"How rude! I am so a lady you know I spend a lot of time to look and be my best every day and you..." Clem then proceeded into her newest long length of talking, focusing on how rude Nico's daddy was and how her daddy was never
Judgment, pt6"So, you're leaving?" Lash said, slightly frustrated. "I have to. In part, because I still owe Elvis a good face melting." he said, with a smirk. Lash sighed, exasperated. "Alright. Fine. But make it quick." she said, with a tired smile. She didn't approve of CT's business, and wanted no part of it. She wished he'd just retire, and spend more time with his family.
He started back to the door, hoping to slip out, unnoticed. Clem spotted him trying to leave, and decided quickly to follow him quietly, out of curiosity.
"Right, then." CT said, walking alongside Porter. "Where are they?"
"Last I saw, they were here, in Slateport. But they're most likely already well on their way to Mt. Chimney, by now. That's where the other Hoenn Legendary lives." Porter replied. Neither of them noticed Clem, behind them. Nico, however, did. He and Seymour hopped up alongside Clem. "What are you doing? You can't follow them. My dad always says it's too dangerous!" he said, quietly. He had hoped she would j
Judgment, pt5Musashi never missed a chance to hear CT's name being uttered, especially when he was a guest and it would be odd for someone to be asking for him, at Ahti's house.
"Kai, get back, I'll answer." he said. He paused."That face, I know you." Over ten years of memories flooded back, all the way back to the lab. "Doctor Porter? You...you look different. Well, you look alive. Also," he cringed. "Kind of green."
Clem finally came running out, her hair done and 'perfect', as she rushed to the door. "Who's there, who's there?"
Porter stood for a moment, stunned. "Musashi?" he finally said, before engaging him in a tight hug. "It's been so long! You've grown, so much!" he smiled. He turned his attention to Clem. He recognized that Furret tail, anywhere. "Speaking of!" he said, with a warm smile. "The last time I saw you, you were just a little squirt!" he said, and shook his head. "You probably don't remember me. That's okay. You were really young."
Kai peeked over, from behind Musashi. "Porter?
Judgment, pt4Somewhere else in Hoenn, things weren't quite as pleasant. "What's all this, then?" Elvis said, observing the data presented before him. "I thought you said the deal was off." he said, looking up and the scrawny man. "Plans changed, birdman. Birdman been studying Legendaries, yes? Master refuses to study Legendaries. Says they're dangerous, yes. Birdman takes chances. Shii bring birdman data, on one condition." Shii said, leaning closer to Elvis. "Use it on Legendaries, yes."
Elvis stood, staring at Shii. "And what's in it, for you?" Shii observed him, for a moment. "There is much more data. So much more, yes. Distortion World, yes. It can be unlocked, from outside. Shii not know how. Master refuses. Birdman can open Distortion World, yes. Send boy there. Girl, Shii not mind so much. Girl thinks like Shii, yes."
Elvis thought, for a moment. Legendaries? Distortion World? This could be something big. Porter, meanwhile, stood outside, completely unaware of Shii's treachery. He thought th
Judgment, pt3The sun had dipped into the horizon, leaving very little light in the sky. Everybody had packed up, and moved inside. Ahti didn't exactly have a mansion, so most of them had to pack into the living room. CT, meanwhile, refused to share a house with Musashi, and tossed a pillow and blanket on a chair, outside. "Oh god," he said, observing the sand and variety of seashells and various beach toys the kids had left there, earlier that day. "It's so filthy." Zero usually made sure the deck was pretty clean, but there were a lot of people there, today. CT simply couldn't sleep, knowing everything there was so disorganized, but he wasn't about to stay in the same house Musashi was in. "Blast it all..." He sighed, as he began tidying things up.
The kids were all piled into the living room, as well as Shade, Lilith, and Musashi. Nico insisted that Musashi stay there, with them. Glade had rented an array of horror movies for them to watch, and Nico needed somebody to cling to, and remained latch