When Jasper saw Akuroma he immediately froze up, letting his friends walk on without him. Once he got over the shock, he would’ve just went off and caught up with the other grunts. But it made him feel uneasy to see the man outside, unsure if he was just out for a walk or planning something else. Hesitantly he approaches him. “…uh, hey. Akuroma, man…is there something you need?”
He paused as Jasper talked to him and turned to look over his shoulder at him. He smiled as pleasantly as possible and turned away, shrugging, “What more could I ask from you? I would think you of all people would want to, shall we say, ‘kick me while I’m down’. But no, I don’t think there is anything I need at the moment. So thank you…”
Awkwardly, he tried to think of a way to leave again, but then sighed as he remembered Homika hinting rather loudly a little while ago that he should apologize. But he couldn’t really bring himself to look at Jasper when he spoke up again.
“…you know, Jasper, I am…well…I am sorry, for what I had to do before. Honestly, I never wanted to do that either, but all the same, I apologize what I put you through.”
For a rare moment, Jasper’s silent, not saying a word or making any noise. He just nervously shifts his feet, looking to the grown and rubbing the back of his neck. He’s not sure if Akuroma actually means what he’s saying, though the optimistic side of him wants him to believe it’s true. If it was, then he’d gladly, and probably stupidly forgive him. He was never one to hold grudges.
”Revenge is just a waste of time, man. It’s better to just let things go…” He shrugs, trying to smile. “Thank you for apologizing.”
Cathal had entered while giving Jasper a look of ‘what’ over the business involving the Cleaning Pokemon. Crossing his arms in front of him, he assumed a formal stance out of habit. He then shouldered in front of Jasper to try and calm Homika down. “Let us calm down, miss. We are very aware you are an adult, but Jasper and I were put in charge of you.”
He cleared his throat, side eyeing Jasper before glancing back at the girl, “Jasper more than I, of course, do not mind his strange manners. But please, we are only trying to help you.”
“I do not know all the details, but Jasper does.” He motioned for his partner to explain. “Keep it concise. She seems to have a short fuse as it is.”
“Huh? …Oh, right! ” He clears his throat some, taking some paper out of his pocket and unfolding it, taking a quick moment to look it over, making sure he’s going to tell her the right information. ”All right, so basically, Akuroma…asked wouldn’t exactly be the right word, but I’m going with that. Akuroma asked me to look after you for a while to make sure you’ll be safe.”
He shrugs, folding the paper back up and putting it into his pocket. ”I dunno what exactly I’m keeping you safe from, but there you go, man.”
Her head hurt. And she didn’t know why.
With a groan, she sits up in the bed, looking around at her surroundings, trying to figure out where she was. This wasn’t here room. She had never seen a place like this. It was…incredibly drab to say he least. The walls were a dull grey stone and the floor was the same. It was small, only having enough room to just fit the bed and a dresser in it.
There were voices out in the hall. She could hear them. People are talking, but she didn’t recognize the voices. It sounded like two males, though she wasn’t sure.
With a huff she lays back down, still trying to figure out what was happening, why she was here. She didn’t feel like she was in danger exactly. The last thing she remembered was being in her gym and then…
Akuroma showed up.
Now she remembered…but why did all that happen? Was Akuroma telling the truth about what he said? And how did she end up here?
As if it was reading her thoughts, Beheeyem decides to appear right then in front of her, answering the question. It takes a moment, looking her over and then just as quickly as it appeared, disappears before she can ask it any questions.
Huffing again, she sits up, about to get out of the bed to storm out of where ever this was, until she hears the door opening.
“I’m just saying, man, you can’t trust Cinccino or Minccino. They give off totally bad vibes. Plus—Oh?” Jasper looks surprised when he sees Homika then grins. ”Hey, look, man! She’s awake!”
Walking over towards the bed he stands at the edge of it and waves to the rock star. ”Hey, girly—er, I mean. Roxie, are you feeling ok, man? You were out for quite awhile.”
He reaches a hand out towards her, like he was going to feel her forward, but shrinks back. ”…aha, you’re looking pretty pissed, man. Uh…Oh, I forgot to introduce myself, didn’t I? Maybe that will get that sour look off your face! My name’s Jasper! And this,” he motions towards the other male that walked intot he room with him, “is Cathal. We’re, uh, taking care of you for right now!”
[He glances at the papers as well and then frowns as he hears what is to be expected out of them.] Rockstar? What ‘rockstar’? Do you really need to finish this task for him? Did this scientist not lock you up in the first place?
[He holds up a photo that was attached for Cathal to see.] This one! Her name is Roxie. I’ve always wanted to meet her, man. Though…not like this obviously. [He puts the information back into the envelope, frowning.] He said I had to do it, and if I didn’t I’d end up in the cell again or dead. It doesn’t seem like it’s something that will be too hard to do at least.
That one dude, Akuroma, let me free! Sorta. I got one last thing I got to do for him, but then that’s it. [He nuzzles against his chest.] I don’t even care though, I’m just so happy to be with you again, man.
[He blushes some as Jasper nuzzles against his chest, still not quite back to normal. But he smiles and pats Jasper on the back.] I am glad then. But worried what he could have set for you to do…but I am much more relieved by your return. [He smiles sincerely.]
To be honest, I don’t even know what he set for me to do, really. [Jasper steps away from him with a frown, taking the envelope out of his uniform.] I skimmed it earlier, but I was too excited about seeing you again to read what it was about. [He opens it and takes out the papers inside, reading through them.] Huh… so I guess we’re gonna be looking after some rockstar, man…
Fantastic then. All you have to do is take this. [In his hands was a clipboard and attached to it was a large envelope, which he removed and handed to the grunt.] If you do not take it or choose to not follow the printed instructions inside to the letter, you will suffer one of two particularly nasty fates—
Your collar will explode, because you didn’t follow directions correctly.
You will end up back in this cell. With none of your privileges. And even less likely chance to ever see the sun again.
[He smiles in a overly friendly way.] Do I make myself clear? If so, gather your tools and get started on removing that collar yourself.
[He takes the envelope and nods.] Alright, man. Thanks, I think..
Any test from me would be far more complex than this. Do you wish to leave or are you content to be a member of the organization of your own free will?
Leaving would be super cool, man. Haven’t seen the sun in awhile, think it would be nice to see it again. Never thought I’d miss it so much…
|You are free to go today. With some conditions to be agreed upon your release.|
…what? Is this, like, some kind of trick, man? Are you trying to test me or something?
MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME
I MUST CONFESS, I STILL BELIEVE.
WHEN I’M NOT WITH YOU , I LOSE MY MIND
GIVE ME A SI I I I I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I GN
HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME.