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Tetra's Hourglass, chapter 5Tetra caught up with Joleen at the docks. But neither of the two paid much mind of the other, due to their other guest. "Well, look who's gracing our presence! It's old man Oshus!" Joleen laughed.
Oshus pretended to take no notice. "The bridge has been fixed, so I thought I'd check up on the youngsters here." He then turned to Tetra. "You're an amazing lass to emerge alive from the temple, Tetra! Very courageous for one so early in her years."
"Yeah, well you wouldn't believe what all I've seen in those years," she said as she fought back a blush.
Joleen stomped her foot, drawing the attention of the others. "You sent me into that treacherous temple too, you old barnacle!"
This time it was Oshus who chuckled. "Any who enter the temple unprepared will find it a terrifying ordeal. And MOST would lose heart and flee for their lives upon hearing me say it." He paused and smiled. "But evidently, there are true heroes among us "
"Yep, I'm famous, all right!" Joleen preened.
"Not you, fo
Tetra's Hourglass, chapter 4Tetra stepped onto a colorful floor, which glowed and changed constantly. She felt a comforting magical aura as she walked across it. "Hey!" came a shout from ahead. Tetra, who had been looking at her feet, looked up, but her visibility was limited, and she couldn't see the source of the voice.
"Wait did you hear something?" Ciela asked. Tetra nodded, glad that she wasn't imagining the voice. But unable to see further, she had to move closer to the source of the voice.
"Hey!" The shout was definitely from a woman. Tetra looked up, and Ciela flew forward. Her soft glow illuminated a dark skinned woman who was jumping and trying to get her attention. "You! Kid! Over here!"
"Yeah, yeah, I see ya," Tetra replied, stepping to the edge of the colorful floor. The woman was standing on another colored area, surrounded by walls and tall spikes. Between Tetra and the spikes, there was a hallway with a very plain floor, probably just dirt. Tetra realized that there was probably a very good r
Tetra's Hourglass, chapter 3Tetra blinked as she stepped back into the sunlight, and looked out over the village. "We made it to the port!" Ciela shouted triumphantly. "It's so much further to walk when the bridge is out."
"Oh, yeah!" Tetra agreed. "And now that we're here, let's find this Joleen."
"Yeah," Ciela replied. "I've met her a couple of times. Can't say that I care much for her. She's an awfully big talker for such a big cucoo!"
"She's that bad?" Tetra asked.
"Yep," Ciela repeated. "Now let's head to the docks."
The cave exited onto a small ridge, that had stairs leading up to it. As Tetra descended, a woman caught her attention. "Welcome to Mercay Island's port, stranger," she called. "Normally, this place would be full of sailors, but the rumors that the Ghost Ship has returned have all but shut the harbor down!"
"Mercay?" Tetra asked. "I've never heard of Mercay Island before."
"Wait, you've been walking on an island you've never heard of?" the woman asked, baffled.
"She washed up here this morning,"
Tetra's Hourglass, chapter 2Tetra and Ciela started on the path towards town. Suddenly, the ground began to shake. If not for her years of balancing on a ship, she probably would have fallen down, but she shifted her balance easily to keep her feet.
"What's that rumbling?!" Ciela asked frantically as the shaking stopped. "Another earthquake! So many quakes lately. So many monsters, too!"
"Has it really been as bad as that?" Tetra asked, curious.
"Yeah," Ciela replied. "Bad signs, for sure. And I bet there are even worse things to come!"
"Great," Tetra said as she rolled her eyes. With the shaking stopped, they started back towards the port. Tetra's ears perked at the sound of a waterfall nearby, part of the island's fresh water system.
When they got to the river, they found more bad news. "Oh, heavens!" a woman said, standing on the bank. "That quake just broke the bridge again!"
"You can't be serious!" Tetra exclaimed, despite seeing the rubble sticking out of the river.
"Oh, yes," the woman replied. "So many qu
Tetra's Hourglass, chapter 1"So, what did you think of my amazing paper cutouts? Hey! Link! Are you sleeping, swabbie?" Yawning and stretching, Link had lost track of Niko's story several minutes ago. After all, it was HIS story, why did he need to pay attention to his friend retelling it?
"Link! Link!!" Niko turned his attention towards the helm, where Tetra was approaching in search of Link, who was still too sedated to really respond. Spying him, Tetra jumped down to confront him. "Stop messing around down there! You're both supposed to be on lookout!" Link sat up, blinked, and then promptly fell back down. "Hah! Some legendary hero you are. Who'd believe that you saved me from the evil king?"
"Princess Zelda, we're nearly at that spot in the sea!" called another lookout who was still paying attention to his task.
"I told you not to call me Zelda!" she snapped back. "Tetra worked just fine before, you know. But enough about that! So this is where the Ghost Ship is said to appear? Stay on the lookout for a cree
Sunny Valentine'sAsh walked dejectedly through the streets of Sunnyshore City, staring at the ships in the harbor. He had Pikachu with him, but none of the rest of their group; Dawn was getting ready for a contest, and Brock had vanished somewhere.
Thinking of Brock and the ships didn't help his mood. How had they gotten lost for THREE DAYS on their way here!? He fully accepted that his sense of direction wasn't very good, which was why he'd let Brock take the lead. He didn't usually get them lost THAT badly!
The one bright spot of the journey had been finding the lost Fourth Lake of Sinnoh, which was supposedly linked to Verity, Valor, and Amity, according to legends. Just another one of his many 'exploits', he thought grimly. There was a cave down low in the lake basin, but the lake was high due to the recent rains, flooding the cave so that they couldn't explore it. Though by that point he didn't really want to anyways; that had just managed to keep Brock from taking them down.
He wanted to keep bla
Hooked, pt. 6Ok, this ended up being about 12 pages long, but I didn't want to break it into two chapters, because the only really good break points were only a page or two from the end. So if you don't want to read the battle, skip about 80% of the way down the page to get to the romantic stuff.
"Alright, Misty, I'll be using Pikachu, Primeape, and Sceptile." They heard Primeape shout happily nearby. He already knew that he'd need to use the same plan as yesterday, and write down his last three, just in case. He would never cheat Misty, but it'd look better if he submitted the list.
"Okay, I'll be using Gyarados, Corsola, and Golduck," she replied. "I'm gonna go in and use the computer for a bit, then I'm ready."
"Alright. I'm going to do like yesterday, and give Gary a list of my other three. The others all want to watch again."
Misty giggled. "No problem."
She ducked into the lab, presumably to switch Togetic for someone back in Cerulean. He'd been a little surprised that she hadn't liste
Hooked, pt. 5I feel that this chapter needs some expository. In this chapter, I do some crossover with one of my other stories. Except I mess with the names, because 'Chris' is in use by the kid, so I used Marc, who is Chris's brother in Pokemon Legend, and shortened Gloria to just Glo. That is also the origin of the Cianwood trout and Conu fruits. Only a few of the events in Adventure and Legend actually took place in this story, though. Anyways, enjoy the super sappyness!
An hour and a half later, Ash drove his car past the police outpost at the south end of Viridian City. He slowed and he and Misty waved to Officer Jenny, who waved back when she recognized them. Both had their hair styled different than usual, to keep a lower profile, but it wasn't anything she hadn't seen before.
"I think it was about this time that I finally got to town," Misty said. "I was kinda slow, carrying my bike like I was."
"I'm still not sure why you decided to bring it with you," Ash replied, "though it really
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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