- May 26, 2008
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Keith Masters was a Poison-type specialist. This was well-established by this point. But that said, he was by no means above deviating from said type specialty. The Meowth, Heatmor, and Ledian he had with him at this moment really drove that point home well, as did Keith offering this Electric-type and Fighting-type to come along with him.Missingno. Master-
Buzzer seemed taken aback by the offer. The Electivire wasn't entirely sure on what was going on, and seemed to not really be happy by your offer. She looked at Taitus, and stood firmly by his side. It was obvious enough she had no intentions of accepting your offer. You could tell by her resolve that she was determined to help Taitus in fixing this system. This was her home, her time. She wasn't going to leave that behind. She couldn't. It's a mothers duty to take care of her children, after all.
The Tyrogue was too weakened at this point to consider your offer. It looked at the Pokeball before passing out. It seemed that the damage it had sustained was a lot worse than initially seemed. Buzzer went to grab her son, and held him within her arms. Getting him properly treated was a more pressing priority right now.
Taitus at this point was urging you to follow his father, and your little group followed. The tunnel lead directly in front of the Colosseum , and a group of Romman citizens were gathered before the entrance. Remus was standing at the head of the group, commanding their attention. Once he took notice of you and Taitus, he beckoned the both of you over.
"Romman Citizens, today is a day that I hope will one day be worth experiencing. It is a day where people learn of the tyranny that happens within our beloved walls and homes. Here, two brave warriors risked there lives to expose this tyranny." He hoisted both your's and Taitus's arms in the air. "Warriors that have exposed the true nature of our beloved Colosseum. This Electivire and her son was abused and broken by the system. You want to know what we did to Pokemon that lost fights? We'd execute them, once the public eye was no longer perceiving them."
"Look at this Tyrogue. His bones were broken, his muscles sprained in order to push him past his limits. In order of becoming a gladiator that you, the public, would enjoy watching until his demise. He needs urgent medical attention, but he would've not gotten that in the depths. He would've been left to rot. I ask you, my fellow countrymen, if that is just? We would not do this to our own sons and daughters, but we would do them to our life long friends? Our companions and compatriots in arms? Again, I ask if this is just?"
At this point the crowd was in a fervor. An outrage. They were not aware of the atrocities that were actually occurring in the Colosseum, only the stories of glory and the matches that were thrilling to watch. A few women ran towards Buzzer and her son, and escorted them away. You could tell by their garbs that they were healers, and they went into a nearby hut. Taitus elected to go with them, wanting to make sure that they were okay.
"My fellow countrymen, I will promise you that with the power I have I will put a stop the this corruption. I will fight as long as I have to. I know that my son will as well. I ask that all of you do as well. I am just one man, and be it so I can not do this alone. So I ask, that you go to your senators. You go to those who represent you, and fight for this change with me!"
The crowd was cheering along with Remus as this point. You could tell they were also going to fight along side him, his words rallying their hearts to fighting for justice. One of the healers came out of the hut and approached you. She told you to follow her, saying that Tiatus requested you to do so.
You comply, and rush over to the hut. There you see the Tyrogue fully awake. It seems to be interested in you. Buzzer gently nudged her son, who nimbly walked over to you. He looked up at you with expecting eyes. You could tell he had accepted your offer, now that he was in the state to do so.
How do you respond?
Alas, the answers he got weren't exactly what he'd hoped for. Buzzer flat-out declined- she wanted to stay, to do her part to improve matters. Keith smiled and nodded as he put away the Poké Ball. "I had a feeling that'd be your answer," he admitted. "But I wouldn't have felt right to not at least offer." He then looked at the Tyrogue, only to immediately realize he'd been vastly underestimating the gravity of said Tyrogue's situation- the Scuffle Pokémon passed out on the spot. "Oh, geez," Keith murmured.
"Tyrogue's in worse shape den we figured," Meowth remarked. "We betta get it help."
"Definitely," agreed Keith, pocketing the Ultra Ball. At that moment, he and his Pokémon, along with Taitus, followed Remus. Back into the Colosseum they went, and Remus was commanding the attention of the gathered citizens. He talked to them, exposing the truth about what went on behind the scenes, citing Keith and Taitus as the brave warriors who risked their lives to expose the tyranny. At this, Meowth gave his Trainer a small yet proud grin. Stewie nodded approvingly, and Kyle regarded Keith with a look of great respect. He didn't know the full truth of the situation, but what he was hearing being said about Keith, it felt like the aftermath of Mt. Aduro all over again- reaffirming the Heatmor's belief that going with Keith was the right choice to make.
Remus continued, indicating Buzzer, revealing that Pokémon that lost were executed. He indicated Tyrogue, pointed out his grievous injuries, his present need ofr urgent medical attention, asked the citizens whether this was just. And the people of Romma, it seemed, did not think this was just. They were in outrage- all they'd known was the thrilling Pokémon fights, the stories of glory. Not the horrors that awaited the defeated, nor the abusive training methods.
It was at this point some women ran towards Buzzer and Tyrogue- healers, if Keith had to guess by how they were dressed- and escorted them away. Taitus went with them to make sure they were OK. Keith nodded his approval, continuing to listen as Remus vowed to the Romman citizens that he would do everything he could to put an end to the corruption, that he would fight it as long as necessary, and expressed confidence that his son would do likewise. And he asked the people to do so as well- he, after all, was only one man, and could not achieve this alone. And the crowd was cheering for Remus. Kyle and Stewie, too, were cheering by this point, and the smile on Keith's face was positively Gengaresque in size.
And then, one of the healers from before approached Keith, telling him to follow her- she'd come to fetch him at Taitus's request. Keith nodded, curious as to what this was about, and followed. When he got into the hut, he was met with the sight of the Tyrogue, fully awake and looking better than before. And looking, more to the point, interested in Keith. Buzzer nudged her son gently, reminding Keith about how Kyle's old pack nudged their leader towards him back in Mt. Aduro, and thus he knew what this meant. Indeed, the Tyrogue was looking up at Keith expectantly. Smile back in place, Keith knelt down to address the Scuffle Pokémon. "The offer still stands," he said, taking the same Ultra Ball back out and offering it to Tyrogue. "I think you'll be very happy with us."
*Keith used Ultra Ball!*