Raiden's late today. That, in and of itself, is strange. But then things get weirder.
Yuriko and hopeless have been sitting in their corner chatting about Kirby and Conia, and who they think is a better fighter, when suddenly, the doors burst open and a pair of birds flies in. Amidst all their sqwaking, Hayley catches the orange one saying, "I know! It was a crazy party, right?"
The blue one replies with, "It was awesome! I never expected that place to be that way!"
Conia notices the birds and stares in confusion before something dawns on him. "Wait, isn't that...?"
"Oh my god, it's Kleene and Paix!"
"Yes, I was just about to say that. Thank you for cutting me off, Kirby. But weren't they-"
"Locked away in prison! They were locked away in prison! How did they get out here?"
Conia glares at Kirby for cutting him off yet again. "I was just about to ask. Hey, Kleene! How did you-"
"Tell us how you got out of prison!"
"OH MY GOD, STOP IT. STOP CUTTING ME OFF. LET ME FINISH-"
"Was it terrible? Did they torture you?"
Conia throws his hands in the air and walks off. Clearly, he's not getting anywhere with Kirby constantly talking over him. He wanders over to Hayley and Yuriko, sits down with them and pouts.
Paix lands next to where Kirby is floating and says, "Well, here's the thing. Raiden lied to us all about prison. Turns out it's actually-""DON'T SAY ANOTHER WORD!"
Apparently, in all this madness, Raiden has shown up, and he's not too pleased with this turn of events. "I told you to keep all of that secret! How dare you go spilling the beans! They're not supposed to know about that unless they get removed!"
Before Paix can apologize for nearly revealing... whatever it is that she nearly revealed, Aly and Kaito Lady come in.
"Man, I am feeling much better!" says Aly. "Looks like I just needed to rest for a few days."
And then it's like a flood gate has been opened, and Abs., Kamite, Yuri, Raifuu, pofa, google, Fuji, xpon, and Miyano wander into the arena too.
"Oh good, everyone's here," says Raiden, trying to call order to the group. "Now, if you'll please gather round, I have some very interesting news."
Curious, everyone does as told. "What's the news?" asks Stop.
"I'll get to that shortly. First! We have to have our battles today! Oh but wait! Before I get to that, I brought in everyone to spectate! And look, everyone is evolved now! Isn't this awesome?"
And, in fact, it's true. xpon has fully evolved in Exploud, Kleene is now a Talonflame, Paix evolved into Honchkrow, Yuri apparently found her King's Rock, because she is Politoed, google became a Tyranitar, and miyano is a Dragalge!
"Now, it's time for the battles! Aaaalright, let me get you guys paired up. And since there's an odd number of you, the last one will battle with me! Isn't that exciting!?
"Okay... Gio, you're with Yuriko. Hayley and breva. Meme and Jecka. Kain and Trickster. Kirby and Stop. And that means... Conia, you're with me!"
The battles are pretty exciting now that everyone is fully evolved.
Yuriko starts her battle off with a Dark Pulse, while Gio counters with Energy Ball, followed by a Solar Beam. Yuriko, though weakened from the attack, manages to confuse Gio with Swagger, who hits herself in her confusion a couple of times, but eventually finishes off the battle with a Dazzling Gleam, leaving her victorious over Yuriko.
breva begins her battle against Hayley with Scald, leaving Hayley burnt but determined to win. She gets a critical hit with Night Slash and then follows up with a Grass Knot, knocking breva out quickly.
Meme starts off strong, throwing a Dazzling Gleam at Jecka, who counters with Dark Pulse. Meme tries to burn Jecka with a Will-O-Wisp, but it misses, giving Jecka an opening to surprise everyone and hit Meme with Surf, which ends the battle in her favor.
Trickster X-Scissors Kain, and nearly knocks her out with that one move, but she manages to poison him with Toxic before he finishes her off with Solar Beam.
Stop throws a Shadow Ball at Kirby, who almost manages to dodge it - but gets struck at the last second. He retaliates with a Shadow Ball of his own, which hits Stop pretty hard, but not hard enough. She finishes him off with Waterfall.
And then Conia and Raiden face off. From the out-set, Conia seems to have the advantage, being the one of them that is fully evolved, but Raiden puts up a pretty strong fight. Raiden tosses a Thunderbolt at Conia, who gets hit, and then fights back with Bulldoze. Raiden almost hits Conia with a Thunder, but Conia edges out of the way at the last second and finishes Raiden off with Psyshock.
When Raiden has enough strength to stand up again, he says "Wow, that was an amazing fight. Good job, Conia! All of you have done really well, in fact. But now. Now it's time." He sighs, a little sad that it's that time already. "It's time for me to tell you guys who gets to go back home, and who is stuck here with me."
"Wait, Raiden," says Stop. "Before you do that, I have a few things I need to do." She walks over to Yuriko, Gio and Hayley and hands them each something. "You guys know what to do with these, right?" They nod.
Hayley wanders over to Kirby and hands him the thing, which appears to be a treat. "This is for you," she says with a sweet smile. Kirby eats the treat happily, but then starts foaming at the mouth. Hayley gasps in shock. "What's going on? What's happening to him!?"
Raiden looks Kirby over and says grimly, "He'll need to see Nurse Joy right away."
"Oh no!" says Gio. "What's happening to Meme?!" Raiden only has to take one look at Meme to come to the same conclusion.
"I'll be right back," he says, and leads Kirby (Yamato)
and Meme (Tome)
"That's weird," Jecka says. "I ate the same thing when Yuriko gave it to me, but I feel fine."
Stop glares at Kain. "You gave those treats to me! What did you do to them!?"
Kain looks shocked. "I didn't do anything! They're just treats, or they were when I gave them to you! Clearly you must have done something to them!"
"That's a lie! You had to have contaminated them before you gave them to me!"
Conia cuts in then. "Ladies, please stop fighting. I think I know who the true culprit it! It's Trickster!"
Kain immediately agrees with him. "Yeah, it must be Trickster!"
breva looks confused. "Why would it be Trickster? What does he even have to do with this?"
"She's deflecting!" Hayley says, tears running down her face. "She's clearly the guilty party here! She's the reason Kirby is... SHE TRIED TO KILL KIRBY!"
And then all hell breaks loose. Yuriko, Hayley, Stop, Trickster and Gio are all calling for Kain to be removed from the game, but Conia swears up and down that Trickster is really at fault, and gets Kain to back him up. Breva tries to state her opinion, but Trickster just puts a leafy hand over her mouth to silence her.
When Raiden comes back, they hand Kain (Jodie)
over to him and he sends her to the group of prisoners.
Raiden looks over the remaining group. "Let's see who's left now. From the Orange Team, we have hopelessidiot and Giogio. From the Blue Team, we have breva. From the Green Team, we have Trickster and Yurikochan. And from the Pink Team, we have Conia, Jecka and Stopwatch."
He takes a deep breath. "Congratulations Pink Team
, you have won the game! As promise, you will all be returned home and-"
"Actually," Stop says, cutting in once more. "I have a request, if you will. And a gift for you."
Raiden eyes her suspiciously. "A gift and a request? What is this, a bribe?"
"No," answers Stop. "That's what we did to get rid of Kamite." She pauses a moment after realizing what she just said. Clearing her throat, she continues. "I have a Thunder Stone here for you, if you want. But can I please pick who gets to go home?"
Raiden thinks this over for a minute. "You can't pick everyone."
"Not a problem, I wasn't planning to."
"And I get to evolve before you go home, just to make sure the stone works."
"Alright then, I'll let you decide who to take with you. Can I have the Thunder Stone now?" Raiden grins as he gets the Thunder Stone from Stop, and it's only a second or two later that he's evolving into Raichu!
Stop looks everyone over before selecting her group. "I want to take... myself, of course. Trickster. pofa. Aly. Gio. Hayley. Aaaaand Yuriko. Good?"
Raiden lets it slide that there are seven there instead of just six like he would be sending home otherwise, since she gave him a gift. "Yes, that sounds reasonable. Now, if you'll just step over there," he points to a corner of the arena, "I'll get the magic started right away."
They all comply, and moments later, pofa (Korn)
, aly_angelflight (Calvados)
, Trickster (Tequila)
, Stopwatch (Akemi)
, Giogio (Irish)
, hopelessidiot (Bourbon)
, and Yurikochan (Vermouth-Akai)
are sent back home and returned to their normal bodies. They wake up thinking it was all a dream.
Meanwhile, back at the arena, Conia (Megure)
, breva (Araide)
and Jecka (Yukiko)
are talking to the others.
"Is there really no way to get back home?" Conia asks Raiden. "I really don't want to stay behind here if Yuriko isn't around. It's pretty lonely."
Raiden grins. "Oh, yeah, I'll send you all back in the morning. I was planning to anyway, I just wanted to have fun with you guys first. And wasn't it awesome!? You got to have all those amazing battles!"
Everyone glares at him.
"And hey," he continues, as if not noticing that they're all annnoyed. "Most of you got to hang out in my awesome club, PRISON, and have the time of your lives! You should be thanking me for this wonderful experience!"
Everyone starts grumbling to each other, and nobody seems to notice the shadows that fall over them.
"So I guess it's time to let them go," says the first one.
"Looks that way," the second one agrees.
Without warning, everyone falls asleep, Raiden included.
You wake up in your bed, unsure of how you got there. You think that everything that happened was probably just a dream, but looking over at your night stand, you see something - maybe it's a Thunder Stone, or a Soothe Bell, or even a treat - some small trinket you remember picking up in your dream. And a feeling washes over you, a feeling like maybe, just maybe... It wasn't a dream?
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