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Chapter 5: Don’t Get Too Close, It’s Dark Inside
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Jun 11, 2018
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No Plagiarism!bVIPoA2YU37ERS9wvonfposted on PENANA

The winding, uphill path was devoid of light aside from the moon. I had lost track of the young woman whose strange actions had dragged me away from the battle in the first place, but I assumed she was just up ahead of me on the trail. I kept trekking along in the dark and I finally reached the top of the trail where a rickety bridge stretched across a precarious precipice. A waterfall cascaded adjacent to the bridge and I wished Violet was with me at this point. It was beautiful.copyright protection6PENANAsjCSpLdWE4

            The young blonde woman was there as well and now the bag she shouldered started to flail against her. There was something alive in the bag! I wondered to myself whether it was a Pokémon or possibly, as the dark writer side of me thought, a baby. The bag burst open and my sudden fears were quelled as a Pokémon I have never seen before floated out of it, squealing with delight. It had a gaseous body and was colored like a nebula with two wisp-like appendages that seemed to serve as arms.copyright protection6PENANA2QZLFolImf

“Nebby, you need to get back in the bag,” the young woman spoke softly, “I don’t want you to get hurt.”copyright protection6PENANALuUDn49Ssx

            The Pokémon hadn’t a care in the world and traversed the rope bridge.copyright protection6PENANA8VQKOfw2cb

“Nebby, come back!” the young woman called out.copyright protection6PENANA6f160HulpR

            A sudden flurry of caws grabbed our attention and some nesting Murkrow from across the precipice launched into attack. That Pokémon, Nebby as the young woman had called it, was unknowingly intruding upon their territory. The Murkrow quickly surrounded Nebby and swooped in to peck at it.copyright protection6PENANABbmwOJBXB3

“Nebby!” the young woman screamed.copyright protection6PENANAuKZkvNA1QN

            Despite only having been released from the hospital earlier today, I leaped into action. I rushed to the beginning of the bridge and it immediately swayed beneath my weight.copyright protection6PENANAdW2e23Vxpl

“W-What’re you doing here? Did you follow me from Iki Town?” the young woman asked.copyright protection6PENANAo1wKxlu8i5

“Be glad I did,” I responded, taking my first nervous step onto the bridge.copyright protection6PENANAcNQc8l0JnQ

            It creaked and swayed and I started to regret my innate desire to help people. I took in a deep breath and hurried to where Nebby was, gently laying over it similar to how I laid over Litten earlier. The Murkrow now saw me as an intruder and started pecking at me. My pained grunts must have scared Nebby, because it let out an awful squeal before a burst of energy disintegrated the bridge beneath us. The air rushed past me as we fell. The Murkrow remained in the air above us. I heard the young woman scream.copyright protection6PENANAwAMzOPCJm1

Then I stopped falling. I felt a slight electrical charge surging over me as I was flown back to the side where Nebby’s Trainer stood. I dared a glance and saw something holding me. I was then dropped and landed rather hard on my butt. Nebby immediately floated away from me to the blonde standing nearby.copyright protection6PENANA5L2BwAW0Jf

            I stared up at the Pokémon. It had a black head and upper body, orange bottom that resembled a Flying-type’s tail feathers, a massive orange crest that doubled its height, and it held two massive portions of what I could guess was a mask. The Pokémon eyed me for a moment longer and then dashed off into the night sky, leaving a trail of electricity in its wake.copyright protection6PENANA6W3W8bh8UF

“Damon!” Violet’s voice suddenly broke the moment of silence.copyright protection6PENANAYrfL04ADNX

            I turned and she ran toward me with an accusing glare on her face. Professor Kukui and Hala were behind her.copyright protection6PENANAFTIHueirf1

“Lillie? What are you doing up here?” Professor Kukui asked.copyright protection6PENANAHlXKi6WzfQ

“Nebby wanted to visit the Ruins of Conflict. I tried telling them no, but they were not so easily convinced,” the blonde explained.copyright protection6PENANAfdiuZjyAWm

“What were you doing up here?” Violet asked me.copyright protection6PENANAxBfgjKvCbK

“Yes. I would like to know that as well. I am appreciative of your help, but concerned as to why you followed me,” Lillie added.copyright protection6PENANAET5CDoIzYX

“I uh… I saw you leave the festival. I found it strange, so I uh… followed you,” I admitted, hanging my head in shame.copyright protection6PENANAqdbIHb2gLY

“You missed my battle you a-hole,” Violet snarled, grabbing me by the ear.copyright protection6PENANACjASzUC4xO

“Ow! OW!” I cried out in pain.copyright protection6PENANAPbHVNkjwUh

“Professor, I believe Tapu Koko saved Nebby and him,” Lillie revealed.copyright protection6PENANAtkuF3bQ5rC

“Ms. Cassidy, please release Mr. Pierce,” Hala instructed.copyright protection6PENANA44VFWuAzz7

            Violet actually released her grip on my ear and I was more than shocked at Hala’s ability to get her to do this. I wanted to know how to do this! I rubbed my ear and took a few steps away from Violet.copyright protection6PENANAnoj4j7pCDj

“So that was Tapu Koko?” I asked.copyright protection6PENANAT7EnMIzDO1

“Lillie, are you positive it was Tapu Koko?” Hala questioned.copyright protection6PENANAfT6az2F9Be

“Yes. I have read enough books to know what it looks like,” Lillie responded, “Nebby was being attacked by some Murkrow and he went to help. Nebby became frightened and their power destroyed the bridge. Tapu Koko then swooped in and rescued both.”copyright protection6PENANAhZCA3WHtyl

“Interesting… very interesting,” Hala muttered under his breath as he stroked his chin.copyright protection6PENANAMrsrPfapSY

            Something gleaming beneath the moonlight caught his attention and he knelt down. He picked up some strange stone and admired it.copyright protection6PENANAq8RwjqzYAb

“Mr. Pierce… I need you to visit my home tomorrow morning,” Hala told me.copyright protection6PENANAdRaPseMaHk

“Why?” I questioned.copyright protection6PENANAvtMXVCd515

“It will be easier to show you tomorrow than to explain to you tonight,” Hala responded.copyright protection6PENANA4sdVZwmyvX

            Cryptic old men. I simply nodded and watched as Hala left with the strange stone in hand. Professor Kukui then led Lillie away after she fought to get Nebby back in the bag. Only Violet and I were left on the cliff’s edge, the waterfall continuing its cascade behind us.copyright protection6PENANAJIOUyh8ksP

“So… did you beat Hala?” I asked to break the silence.copyright protection6PENANAFXjrVe48k5

“No. We heard screams from up here and had to postpone our battle,” Violet responded, narrowing her eyes at me.copyright protection6PENANAeoxskwZG5u

“I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you,” I apologized.copyright protection6PENANADPdsJLKS6c

“It’s okay. I just got worried and when I saw that you had followed some strange girl into the woods at night…,” Violet responded before trailing off.copyright protection6PENANAHL90d5fhdz

            I snickered a little and inched closer to her. Violet shot me an annoyed look, but I still dared to pull her into a hug.copyright protection6PENANAmsYUUirTYx

“We’ve been together for so many years…,” I told her.copyright protection6PENANAoCmB56nPYt

“I will push you over that cliff if you say I was jealous,” Violet threatened.copyright protection6PENANA1FfbGsgVJu

            Seriously. Her parents definitely forgot to put the n in between the e and the t in her name. I kept my arm around her waist and led her back down the trail toward Iki Town.copyright protection6PENANAv6Wt1RMtKL

“Do you wanna stay at Iki Town a bit longer or should we head back to the hotel where I can show you that you don’t have to worry about me “following some strange girl into the woods at night”?” I questioned, waggling my eyebrows at her.copyright protection6PENANA09nmKts8ir

“Is sex all you ever think about, Damon?” Violet asked me.copyright protection6PENANACk7RvNjLJ3

“When I can have it with someone as beautiful as you are? Yes. Every damn second of the day,” I responded.copyright protection6PENANAgfacJb3vEO

            Violet laughed at my response and I did a little mental yippee. The festival in Iki Town had started to die down and the locals who were of age were beginning to drink, so I definitely did not want to hang around any longer.copyright protection6PENANAgFXE1I7uRp

~Flashback~copyright protection6PENANAWtJ3kfQE1z

            I was sixteen-years old and I was standing outside a restaurant where Violet and I had our first date. My mother was going to pick us up and I was trying to fight off my embarrassment over the matter. What guy wants his mom to even be involved in his first date? I saw that familiar van pull into the parking lot and my heart sank when I saw it swerve. copyright protection6PENANAIhPSuy4y3J

“Whoa,” Violet remarked, “Someone is definitely too drunk to drive.”copyright protection6PENANAmjokYq35VU

“That’s my Mom,” I revealed.copyright protection6PENANAvRnfUIuKmv

            She looked at me in shock and I grimaced as the van pulled up to us lopsidedly. The passenger window rolled down and my mother stared out at us.copyright protection6PENANAk4M9XhI1PL

“Wow she is so pretty, Damon,” she told me, “You’re so pretty. Hi, I’m Damon’s Mommy… I… I can show you his baby pictures if ya… if ya want?”copyright protection6PENANALc59x3AA8v

“Give us a moment?” I asked Violet, pleading with her with my eyes. copyright protection6PENANAvEmTTgBn1X

            She nodded and offered a sympathetic smile. I approached the passenger window and leaned into the van.copyright protection6PENANATm2FwZXe1M

“What the hell, Mom? You’re drinking again?” I asked. copyright protection6PENANA0NY5Xv9x6i

“No. You’re drinking again,” she responded.copyright protection6PENANA2BWpuPF6dH

            I groaned and immediately took the keys out of the ignition. I pulled out of the van and drew my cell phone so I could call my father. Violet still remained nearby and I felt blessed she did not run away yet. copyright protection6PENANA3636MA6JO8

“Dad… Mom’s drunk and she drove out to where I had my date,” I told him.copyright protection6PENANAvPVuUS04q7

“H-Hey,” my mother said, getting out of the van, “Don’t tell your father.” copyright protection6PENANAmsIjRd9xjm

“Too late, Mom. I can’t let you drive like this,” I said. copyright protection6PENANAfnsjufTAYI

            My mother then reached for the keys, but I stepped out of the way, and she stumbled by me. copyright protection6PENANAJuxEYsxZwX

“Damn it, Mom! Just… take a seat,” I ordered her, pointing at a table. copyright protection6PENANA6TqPdi3mQn

“I am… your mother. Don’t… y-yell at me,” she responded.copyright protection6PENANAJ5LbpfriQp

            I did not say anything else to her and hung up the phone with my dad after he told me he was on his way. My mother did not go over to the table; however, and instead kept clinging to me and messing with my hair.copyright protection6PENANA1zTyeS0LRx

“Stop,” I told her.copyright protection6PENANAJYraNEsQ1j

“I’m your mother…,” she tried responded, but my irritation over the whole ordeal finally boiled over. copyright protection6PENANAdKpYWOen64

“You’re hardly a mother when you drink like this!” I shouted at her, grabbing the attention of quite a few people passing by. copyright protection6PENANAM7EGGSzHEr

            My mother sobered up enough to scowl at me and then she slapped me across the face. I was shocked. I wanted to cry. I was sixteen and I wanted to cry because my intoxicated mother just hit me in public. My face tingled a bit and I looked away from my mother, who looked just as shocked as I was. She covered her mouth, gasped into her hands, and then reached toward me, but I ran off. copyright protection6PENANAfopGydl13m

            I kept running. I was so tired of it. She had been sober for two years, but good things never last. I found a park nearby that was mostly empty, so I took a seat on one of the swings and idly moved back and forth. copyright protection6PENANAkh7Kg3yuqF

“You okay, Damon?” Violet asked me.copyright protection6PENANAzdMdTt5taK

            I looked up at her. She had run after me. I laughed a little bit. Then I cried, so she sat on the swing next to me and planted a hand on my shoulder for the longest time. I knew we had only gone on one date, but I honestly felt I had already found the one. Sometimes it is remarkable how foolish you think when you are sixteen, but sometimes… you’re just right.copyright protection6PENANAUp8j6GwsIA

~End Flashback~copyright protection6PENANAO3SWN8ZlDp

            Violet and I were back at our hotel and in the hall outside the room. I had her pinned against the door, her legs around me, and her tongue fighting mine inside my mouth. As she was doing this to me, I was trying to unlock the damn door. I finally did and I carried her into the room, slamming the door behind us. We broke apart and winced, laughing a little bit at the slammed door, and then resumed kissing. I carried her over to the bed and lay her down on it. I descended upon her and traced both hands against the sides of her voluptuous form. I hooked her suspenders with my thumbs and pulled them away from her shoulders. They fell slack against the bed and then I was on my back before I even realized it.copyright protection6PENANA0cDNqxgv0r

            Violet straddled my lap and grabbed my wrist. She pulled my hand to her breast and I squeezed with a carnal grin on my face. Violet then pinned my hand down and used her other to remove her top, revealing the black lace bra she wore underneath. She tossed the white v-neck aside and descended upon me. Her lips against mine, her chest against mine, and my free hand smacking her on the ass. It was pure euphoria. Then I felt Violet’s free hand tease at the zipper to my jeans as she dominated me with her tongue.copyright protection6PENANAfURneX4LqM

            She then paused, sat up, and stared down at me with those icy blue eyes. I was about to question her, but then I was blinded by that aforementioned lacy black bra.copyright protection6PENANAlfPdbDmaY0

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