Totodile[Folio Trunk - Secret Room]
On the floor of a cavern, a lone blue reptile lay on it’s back. Tongue hanging out of the side of it’s mouth with eyes shut and breathing slow. The strangely colored Totodile was unconscious, but not for long. The lids of the creatures eyes twitched, and soon fluttered open to gaze upon the ceiling.
Huh?....What happened…..? Where am I?
Immediately assaulting the Totodile's senses was the scent of fresh water, likely coming from a spring, somewhere. To the Pokémon's side was a pool fed from a few small waterfalls trickling from the ceiling of what appeared to be a cave of some sort. Certainly an odd cave, as it had a surprising amount of foliage. Moss flourished on both the cavern's floor and walls, while small trees, plants and a few flowers could be seen scattered about the dimly lit chamber.
The Pokémon sat up, tongue retreating back into its jaws as it’s head scanned the environment slowly.
....I’m really drawing a blank. I don’t recognize this place….? Or do I?.....I-I….I can’t think of…..I can’t think of anything. My head really hurts too…..Did I smack it off a rock or something?....Ok, start with the basics. My name is…….
A frown defaced the young Water-type’s maw. I don’t know who I am! What’s going on!? Tilting his head downward to view his little blue toes and claws, they all wiggled a bit. The frown on the crocodile growing deeper. ....I don’t know WHAT I am either….I think I’m a…..Uh…..To...Toto...Dile? Totodile. That’s it. That seems right.
The amnesic lizard put it’s hands down onto the earth in front of him, and pushed itself into an odd standing position. The Pokémon waving it’s stubby arms around wildly as it wobbled a bit. Eye’s spinning from the sudden headrush. Whoa….T-This doesn’t feel right….Ugh…
The Totodile grabbed at it’s head, and tried to navigate away from the spring to no avail. The Water-type found itself stumbling towards the small body of water and driving his snout right into it with a loud splash. The reptile pulled it’s face from the water to cough and sputter, blowing the water out of it’s nostrils. Ugh….Well, at least I feel a bit more awake. That actually was pretty nice…. It would think to itself as deep brown eyes stared at the reflection on the pond's surface. The Totodile blinked at itself. ....So that’s what my face looks like huh?.....It feels…Off…….I’m probably just crazy. It’s my face after all…
An odd vworping noise echoed from behind him as a figure materialized. It was then the Big Jaw Pokémon heard a sultry, silvery voice, "You must be Devon."
The voice made the Totodile turn it’s head to look behind its shoulder, and raise a brow to the owner of the voice. "Uh….Am I? I kinda don’t remember…." Hearing it's own clearly male, raspy voice, the Big Jaw Pokémon paused for another few seconds in confusion before turning his back to the shore of the pond and sitting on his butt. Staring at his visitor and nodding slowly. "Devon….I think that might be me, yeah. That sounds right. And who are you?"
Stepping out from the shadows, the figure revealed itself. A short black dress hung around the newcomer's frame, with wing-like protrusions coming from her back. Though differing in both appearance and color, Devon would identify the young woman as a Gardevoir.
"You don't remember? How sad..." Rolling her eyes, she let out a slightly irritated sigh as she placed her hands on her hips. "Introductions will not do us much good, however I am Lady Lilith." Lifting a delicate hand to her cheek, Lilith scanned over the Totodile with a tinge of remorse evident upon her features. "You know, in another place... another time, we could have been friends."
Continuing to stare at the odd looking Gardevoir, Devon tilted his head. "Huh? What do you mean by that?"
Placing a palm to her forehead for a moment, she then brushed it off. "...Of course, you've just arrived here, haven't you? You simply do not know, and that is of course no one's fault. Devon..." A flash of pink shimmered in the darkness as the Gardevoir's gaze met Devon's. "I cannot allow you to live."
The threat nearly made Devon fall back into the pond. Thankfully, he was caught by his stubby tail as he yelled and brought up his claws in front of his face. "WHOA HOLD ON! WHAT DID I DO!? WHATEVER IT IS I CAN'T REMEMBER! I'M SORRY!"
With those sinister words, Lilith's form began to glow a green briefly before light-green leaves began to fire towards Devon. [LILITH used MAGICAL LEAF!]
A turquoise force field appeared before Devon. [??? used PROTECT]
The Totodile still had his arms up, cowering in fear. Waiting for the impact of that super-effective move that would no doubt kill him in only a few blows. It took about two more seconds of hiding before he would get brave. Sneaking a peak between his claws to look in front of him at the random force field. "Huh? A shield? Who did that?"
Lilith's expression faltered as the Protect was erected in front of Devon, her projectiles flying off harmlessly. "...Tch." Holding her arm out, the Gardevoir called out, "Show yourself!"
Padding through the Secret Room's entryway, a blue-ringed Umbreon came into view.
"Karaha, how dare you interfere with my plans."
With the Protect still shielding Devon, the Umbreon cocked his head. "...Do I know you?" After a moment of looking over the Gardevoir, the Umbreon picked up the pace to step in front of the Totodile. The Protect faded, and the Umbreon—Karaha—emitted a low growl. "We need to leave, now." Glancing at the brown satchel draped across his back, Karaha spoke, "There's an orb in there. Grab it."
Devon didn't waste any time heading the Umbreon's command. The Totodile quickly got to his feet, and practically tripped onto the Moonlight Pokémon as he shoved his grubby little hands into the bag and felt around. "Oh yeah we do! This girl is crazy! I swear I didn't do anything to her!"
"You cannot escape me."
Holding her arms into the air, Lilith began to gather energy. A pink orb coalesced between her hands before it was fired at the Umbreon. [LILITH used MOONBLAST!]
Devon's arm came back out of the bag, and in his grip was a small turquoise colored crystal ball. His head darted to the still attacking Psychic in front of them and gasped. "Oh crap! Move!" The reptile reeled back, and tackled the Dark-type with his full weight in an attempt to get them both out of the blasts impact range.
As Devon attempted to move the pair out of harm's way, the orb began to emit a brilliant white light, which enveloped them. [DEVON used an ESCAPE ORB]
[Folio Town - Town Plaza]
Faceplanting into bark, the Umbreon was successfully moved.
"Excellent... work." A few pained grunts escaped Karaha's maw as he picked himself up from under the Totodile. Shaking himself off, he thoroughly examined Devon before speaking, "I have a very important question. That woman, do you know her?"
Devon rolled off of his stomach and onto his side, still holding his head as he looked up at the Umbreon. A sad frown drooping his maw. "Nope. Or uh….Maybe? I don’t actually know. I just kinda woke up in that cave, and now I can’t remember anything at all. Except for my name. She somehow knew my name, But I swear I don’t have or want anything to do with that crazy jerk."
"...She knew my name as well, and I assure you I've heard nothing of her." Sitting down near Devon, Karaha let out a soft sigh. "You woke up in the middle of a Secret Room... that deep inside of Folio? And you do not remember anything...? Well... I'm Karaha, as that woman said..." Furrowing his brows, he tilted his head, "...do you not remember your hometown? Family? Anything aside from your name?"
The lost Totodile pushed himself off the ground, and crossed his arms to give a headshake to Karaha. "No...Just my name. I’m Devon, and thanks for the save Karaha." His head tilted to the floor. "I don’t know what I’m gonna do now though. Try to jog my memory I guess? How would I even do that….?"
Pondering the Totodile's question for a moment, Karaha finally shook his head, coming up with nothing. "I... I could not tell you. Perhaps you hit your head... if that's the case you should recover within the day. Sustenance would help."
A small smile played across his maw, "Also, you are quite welcome. You seemed in need of help, and I happened to be there."
Leaning back a bit, Devon’s frown began to progress into a smirk. "Glad you were. Else I would have been cut up by a bunch of leaves. Wouldn’t that have been a grand way to go." The Water-types gaze slowly drifted around, watching as crowds of Pokémon made their way through the streets that appear to made out of…..Bark?. There was also leaves high above their head, and a bunch more foliage and plant life around the buildings and shops. The scene both amazed Devon, and slightly intimidated him. It’s not like he knew where to go. "So uh….You mentioned food would help right? This looks like a giant tree, so is there like, fruit growing around here or something? Where are we?"
The Umbreon couldn't help but let out a soft chuckle when Devon spoke about his hometown. "...A giant tree is an apt description. This is Folio Town, and as you can see we live atop the tree's branches." After his explanation, one of Devon's comments finally hit him. Standing up, Karaha gave him a puzzled expression, "...Fruit? Errrm, I don't believe so. Not here, anyway. No, no... there's an inn around here and they..." Putting a paw to his head, he cocked it. "You know, we do not often get travelers here. I'm actually surprised there's an inn to begin with. Actually, no I do take that back. The food there is quite delicious, and I suppose there are patrons who cannot make it home afterwards, so... that would explain the rooms..."
Flushing beneath his fur, Karaha continued, "...enough of my prattling. Follow me."
Standing up, Devon snickered a hit at the Dark-type’s embarrassment. "Sure. Right behind you." Stumbling a bit in Karaha's direction to follow, the odd Totodile finally got some sort of awkward walking motion down. If you call taking a few steps, then falling back on his tail like a kickstand 'walking'.