'Desdemona' was the name that tipped me off to your naming system. I was going to post about how ominous that name sounded, then I did a double take and realized where I had heard the rest of the names! I've studied Shakespeare's plays in university (as well as Dr. Faustus) so I might have a slight advantage in identifying the characters.
I thought Desdemona would be what gave away the Shakespeare trend, but I was still surprised to see someone get the Marlowe reference. Seriously, you're awesome.
And are the snippets from Jimmy's quest from an undocumented run?
No, but that is a really interesting idea, and I think it would be cool to see someone else do something like that.
Jimmy is a character that readers will keep learning more and more about as the Nuzlocke run progresses. In fact, you'll probably figure out who he is before I reveal it, but the mystery surrounding him will only deepen.
And now finally, Chapter 6 is up! Yay! I told myself I wasn't going to write it until I finished my homework, but then I started having two many thoughts and ideas and I had to get 'em down.
I put a tiny reference to a certain comedy film from 1975 in this Chapter. I'll reveal it when I post Chapter 7, but more power to you if you can figure it out before then.
Wait, hold up, I'm having a tiny problem with Chapter 6. Give me a second, sorry about that...
Okay, it is saying the post is too long for me to put in my very first post in this thread, so I'm posting it here! :)
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Chapter 6: Escape
Twigs snapped beneath Williams feet as he ran through the forest. He panted heavily, wishing he was wearing shorts and not his long, heavy pair of jeans.
Screeches were screamed out all around him; coming from wild Pokemon whom he had disturbed. But William no longer cared about being discrete only about getting the hell out of there.
He ran in a random directions, took random turns, and never thought about a single move he made. He tried to cut this way and that, and then backtrack his steps sometimes, hoping to confuse the Scyther he knew was following him. William knew he was wasting his time the Scyther would not be tricked. But he couldnt stop himself from trying.
Every other minute or so Percy let out a sharp thundershock at a wild Pokemon that had attempted to attack them. It almost always killed, leaving a dead trail of Pokemon behind them. William was beyond feeling guilt; he was hoping the Scyther would stop along the trail to eat every wild Pokemon Percy had fried. But once again, the words from Professor Oaks column echoed in his head.
human flesh is an exotic delicacy
William knew his meat would be far tastier than that of a Caterpie.
So he ran all the harder.
When William ran into a clearing, another Pidgeotto swept down shrieking as it flew past his face. Its beak cut a deep, jagged cut in his cheek, and the flash of pain caused him to stumble and fall to the ground.
A yellow flashed filled the area, and the wild Pidgeotto fell to the ground, steaming from the electric blast.
Percy walked up to William panting. William studied his starter Pokemon worried. While Percy had taken no damage, he had done so many Thundershock attacks. Soon, his electric cheeks would be depleted of electricity until they made it to a Pokemon center.
Why dont you get inside your ball Percy
William said, holding up the Pokeball.
PIKA-PIKA! Percy snapped, shaking his head side to side. He knocked the ball out of Williams hand with his tail. William sighed both glad and concerned at Percys refusal. William stayed sitting on the ground, worried about his cut that was now bleeding heavily. He needed to fix that fast, the scent would attract the Scyther all the sooner.
And then, just like Percy had read his mind, the Pokemon walked over to Williams belt, grabbed a Pokeball, and let out the Pokemon that was inside.
Desdemona, the Caterpie, came out.
Pika-pika-chu-chu-pika! Percy said to Desdemona, in a hurried, rushed tone.
William watched the exchange curiously his fear temporarily forgotten. Desdemona understood whatever Percy said, because she nodded her head twice.
Then, Desdemona turned to William, and out of her mouth she shot a String Shot attack.
William was forced surprised. He tried to block his face with his arm, but Percy jumped up and held his arm down.
And then, to Williams surprise, the bleeding on his face stopped. He raised his left, unrestrained arm, to his face, to find that the silk Desdemona had shot at William was acting like a bandage.
Wow thanks guys!
Pika-pikachu. Percy said, smiling proudly.
William recalled Desdemona back to its ball, and then stood up, a little shaky. He grinned at Percy the Pokemon was more resourceful than he was. Percy smiled back at its trainer, a calm, friendly look in its eyes.
But the happy moment was shattered when two Pinsars came bursting into the clearing, locked in mortal combat with their large pincers. William shouted in surprise, and jumped out of their way.
The two Pinsars continued their rampage through the clearing, and eventually disappeared into the bushes once again, the sounds of their metallic horns still echoing in the forest.
We gotta get out of here Percy! William said, motioning to his Pokemon as he ran out of the clearing in a different direction than the two Pinsars.
The two continued to run through the forest together. William knew Percy was growing more and more tired as they ran together, but no matter what he told his starter Pokemon, Percy would not stop using thundershock attacks.
Save your strength, William said at one point. I can take the hits!
Dont waste energy on that Pokemon Percy, its just a Pidgy, it cant hurt me too badly! William said at another.
Percy! Dont worry about me!
But Percy kept using his attacks he would not relent.
William and Percy kept running through the forest, not stopping for anything, except when the other needed to rest.
And then, finally, the grass started to wither down. The tress grew shorter and shorter. They ran into less and less wild Pokemon. Sunlight crept through the mists. Grassy ground was starting to turn into rocky ground. William knew the signs of Pewter City. They had made it.
With one last lunge, William and Percy burst through the trees and the grass, landing on rocky ground. Sunlight blinded William at first, and he glared through squinted eyelids.
But, he could make out a sign:
One Mile Ahead Pewter City
We made it Percy, William said, his knees shaking as he stood bent over. Percy laid on his back, relaxing in the sunlight, his tongue hanging out of his mouth.
William stood up then, laughing. They had made it they have survived Viridian Forest and the Scyther-
But just as he was having that thought, he saw a flash of green out of the corner of his eye, and felt a blinding flash on pain in his left arm. He stumbled to the ground, overcome from some great force, as he heard Percy call out in shock.
William found himself on the ground on his back, with the Scyther standing on top of his chest. Drool was coming out of the corner of its mouth, and its eyes were blood thirsty red. William felt something wet and sticky on his left arm, and then he saw fresh blood on one of Scythers razor-blade arms. There was a long, jagged cut that went from Williams left shoulder to his left elbow, and it was bleeding profusely.
A drop of drool landed on Williams face, and he heard the words from Professor Oaks column once more
Human flesh is an exotic delicacy.
Scyther raised its arms to make the finishing kill, and William flinched away
And then, Scyther cried out in shock, and its weight was lifted from Williams chest. He rolled on his side, a motion that caused him a great deal of pain, and saw Percy standing a few feet in front of him, while just a few more feet away, the Scyther recovered from the quick attack.
The Scyther stood up, and hissed at the Percy. Williams Pokemon was panting,
Scyther is part flying-type, William realized.
Percy use thundershock!
But nothing happened. No electric energy came out of its cheeks Percy had been temporarily depleted of its electric power. The Scyther seemed to sneer at the pathetic attempt, and it beat its claws against each other.
Percy was still standing in front of William, but it seemed to be weakening.
get back over here. For once, Percy did not argue. It backed up slowly; not turning its back to the wild Scyther.
The wild Scyther watched with satisfied eyes, and it ever so slowly licked its lips. William shuddered as he reached for a ball on his belt.
Jumping out of the ball snarling as viciously as it could, Fleance landed on the ground, the point of its purple horn gleaming in the sunlight.
The strange rasping sound Scyther made sounded like laughter. Fleances pride was not hurt, but Pikachu snarled something.
Be careful of its blades Fleance! William said, his voice breaking as his body weakened futher.
Ni-Ni-Ni! Fleance barked in reply. Scyther seemed to wince at the sharp, high-pitched sounds Fleance made, and it responded angrily.
Scy-scy-scyther! Scyther rasped, swinging its blades in the air.
Go Fleance! Use horn attack!
Fleance ran forward, while William and Percy watched with apprehension. They knew a single sweep from Scythers blades could mean the end for all of them
Scyther swung his blades through the air, but Fleances small statue made it easy to dodge. Its horn hit Scyther on its shoulder, the force making Scyther stumble backwards a few steps. But the horn hadnt managed to pierce Scythers scaly skin.
Scyther ran forward, and slashed through the air once more. The attack barely missed Fleance as it lunged sideways.
And then, William got an idea.
Fleance stand still and wait for a second!
Fleance planted its feet firmly in the ground, trusting his trainer. But all the same, his eyes widened as Scyther came spinning with his blades. The bug-flying Pokemon raised its blades high in the air, and then plunged them down.
Fleance rolled away at the last second, missing getting stabbed by Scythers arms by a hair. Scyther turned its head to Fleance excited knowing that now he was rolling, the opposing Pokemon would be off balanced and easy to strike.
But that was when Scyther had realized the error it had made.
This particular Scyther was one of the best fighters in the Viridian forest. He was in fact, leader of the small Scyther clan. He had killed many to get to that position. He ate the best meat out of all the other Scythers in the clan. After all, no one dared oppose him. He knew better than anyone else how to fight on the soft soil of Viridian Forest.
But Scyther was no longer fighting in Viridian Forest. He was fighting outside of the forest. He had foolishly left its habitat. He was now fighting in the outskirts of Pewter City.
And now, Scythers blades were stuck in the rocky ground that it was not accustomed to. It struggled, groaned, and moaned, but it could not move.
Fleance took off running full speed, and jumped in the air, aiming two well-placed kicks at the blunt part of Scythers blades for arms.
Fleance landed the attack and then bounced off. Falling shortly was a harsh, metallic breaking sound. Scythers two blades broke off, leaving shorter, jagged sword arms left. The rest stayed stuck in the earth.
Scyther let out a horrid screech, its eyes watering and becoming filled with rage.
Tackle attack Fleance!
The Nidoran took off running, and made contact right in the center of Scythers chest. The Pokemon was knocked backwards onto the ground, where it rolled from side to side, screaming in pain.
Now horn attack one last time!
Fleance jumped on top of the dying Pokemon, and dug its pointed horn into Scythers chest. This time, the horn did penetrate, and green blood squirted out.
Scyther let out one last desperate screech, and then stayed still.
William let out a relieved sigh, but then he became horribly aware of the pain in his left shoulder. He let out a sharp gasp, and rolled back onto his back.
Pika-pika! Percy cried out in concern.
Fleance ran over as well, screeching.
you guys were awesome
William said. And, just when he thought he felt his journey had ended early, he heard the sounds of footsteps.
Hey! Hey are you alright?!?
A shadow was cast over William, and he squinted through his eyes, trying to make out the figure.
who are you?
The man deposited something still and unmoving next to William. Whatever it was, it made both Percy and Fleance freak out a little bit, as they both screeched.
The man went to all four on the grounds and examined William, rolling up his left sleeve to examine the cut on his arm.
My name is Brock, and Im the city gyms leader.
Brock? Then I
I want to challenge you to a
a Pokemon battle
William said, his voice fading and becoming softer.
Brock smiled kindly.
William muttered something that wasnt understandable, and the last thing he heard before he slipped into unconsciousness was the reassuring voice of Brock call out
Hey! Youre going to be okay, I promise!
And, for some unknown reason, William believed him.