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Mission 3: Trouble in Sazanami - Part 6 ENDPart 6: The True Meaning of Family
Sure enough, Urashima Taro from before found the five of them just floating there, chatting amongst themselves, and offered to give them another ride to the Dragon Palace again to receive Otohime and Yagami's thanks in person. However, those two weren't the only ones who were there to greet them. Umei in particular became extremely nervous when she saw that her former family was there too, standing outside the palace, waiting for them.
When the five got closer, the large family enclosed them. The oldest looking of the Dewgong moved to the front. She glared at the Vaporeon, until finally she spoke with flat, slightly disgusted tone.
"H—Hello, Mom..." The Vaporeon spoke slowly.
"I thought when we disowned you, I told you to never to return here." The Dewgong growled. "You knew our rules, and you knew what loving an outsider would get you."
Umei's lip quivered, and though it she tried to respond, she couldn't muste
Mission 3: Trouble in Sazanami - Part 5Part 5: Race to the Moon Cave
For the first several minutes, it seemed as though nothing was really happening as the raced across the path, and Amy was beginning to wonder whether this whole Gyarados thing was just something everyone was making a mountain out of a molehill of. But then a deafening roar that made her heart stop proved her otherwise as the Gyarados suddenly appeared as if from out of nowhere from above and began to descend upon them.
Amy gasped. This definitely wasn't an ordinary Gyarados at all. Not only was it larger than usual, but it had a massive sail-like fin protruding from its back, and there were red scales lining down both of its sides. Most notable, however, was the fierce red glow in its eyes...
Exactly like the glow in the eyes of the dragons that tried to stop her back then.
"Fudou-san! Tsukumo-kun! You know what to do!" shouted the Floatzel. "I'll go on ahead!"
His friends did as they were told, immediately launching attacks at th
Mission 3: Trouble in Sazanami - Part 4Part 4: To the Dragon Palace
As the three of them rushed back to Masamori and Umei's house, Amy's mind couldn't stop spinning. For one, it turned out that the crisis that Sazanami was in could be solved if they went to the Dragon Palace and helped Otohime out, and for another, Yagami could help teach her Heal Pulse! If everything here worked out, of course. But if anything, it only made her want to get through this whole mission alive. Sure, it would be even better if he could teach her such a useful move before such a mission, but they had no time. This was urgent before the tsunami came and drowned the country. What did they have...? A week...?
That wasn't nearly enough time to head back to Aether, get help, and then have the help arrive in time! Sure enough, it was up to just them and the guild people.
As soon as they burst through the door, they let Jukidoor out and began to tell Masamori and Umei everything.
The two listened intently as Ryoshi, Amy, Sayak
Mission 3: Trouble in Sazanami - Part 3Part 3: The International Guild
The next morning, Amy woke up earlier than everyone else and excitedly dragged Ryoshi out of the house to continue the tour. They met up with Sayaka again, and the two locals guided Amy about for a while, with Ryoshi focusing on sights and Sayaka trying to show her places to shop. Everything was going fine until Ryoshi spotted a duo of heavily armored, highly decorated warriors scanning the streets. The Mawile quickly shushed the two women and hid them all behind a decorative bush. The two guards, a Grovyle and a Gallade, were chatting about themselves.
"So what're we supposed to be looking for, again?" the Grovyle grunted.
The Gallade growled and punched the grass lizard. "Pay attention next time, you idiot! Someone said they saw a Clefable prancing around here with weird facepaint on. It's obvious he's not from Sazanami, so we have to find him and drag him back for interrogation."
Ryoshi's brow furrowed and he had to hold back
Mission 3: Trouble in Sazanami - Part 2Part 2: Kamiki Village
After what indeed felt like the longest night and morning in everyone's lives, the boat finally made land in the small port of Kamiki Village. Ryoshi exited with Amy first, and to keep Jukidoor hidden like the Lombre had suggested, Umei and Masamori exited next hauling a wagon full of fish and a fat Clefable hidden underneath.
The Mawile took a deep breath of the sea air. Sure, his home in Aether was near the sea too, but this was his hometown, and the air here smelt so nostalgic. He then immediately darted his head around, checking for any of the extra forces that sailor had warned about. As far as he could see, there didn't seem to be any around. Lucky break. Then again, Kamiki was rather small, and growing up it did seem as though the shogun forgot about it almost entirely.
Ryoshi hugged Amy and gestured between the houses, the rivers, the cropbeds, and finally to the giant sakura tree on the mountaintop before announcing "Welcome...
Mission 3: Trouble in Sazanami - Part 1Part 1: An Ominous Warning
The morning after the night they had come up with the brilliant idea to go see Ryoshi’s home country of Sazanami, Amy and Ryoshi woke up really early and excitedly dashed through the town's streets to their parents’ homes to not only share with them the news of their trip, but invite them too. Umei and Masamori seemed very excited to have an excuse to return home once more, and by the time they reached Jukidoor's teepee, the Clefable was already beginning to pack.
It took everyone nearly a week to prepare and pack up everything they felt they needed to take to Sazanami, but when they were ready, it was fairly easy to find a ship that would take them to the nearby island country.
When everyone had settled into a room in the bowels of the ship, Amy and Ryoshi returned to the deck. When the two had finished enjoying a romantic look out onto the ocean, Ryoshi thought it would be best if he taught her and Jukidoor about the ho
What's a 'Valentine'?The sun had been up for only an hour at most, and the areas just outside the town's center were nearly silent. So silent, that the soft sound of the door from one of the homes in the nearby row of houses could be heard creaking open and gently thudding shut again. Ryoshi paused to stare up at the morning skyline for a few moments before stepping down from his doorstep and starting his journey into town.
The Mawile sauntered briskly, puffing breath after breath into the chilled air and observing the small cloud of warmed condensation with small enjoyment. It was mid-February now and the temperature had thankfully begun to rise back to its norm for the non-winter months, but it was still quite nippy in the earliest of hours before the light of the sky had its chance to correct it. He tugged his winter apparel on tighter; while he would undoubtably begin to strip it off by mid to later day, he rejoiced in their warmth at the moment. He was lucky he had such a caring, talented wife wi
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