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Kyuumaru narrowed his eyes as he stared down at his prey.
And his prey stared right back up at him, unrepentant.
:You just got lucky!: the little black fox sniffed and struggled underneath the paw that pinned her to the ground. :You won't catch me again!:
:That's what you claimed the last time, and the time before that, and even the time before that!: Kyuumaru growled. :Every time I let you up, you try to make a fool out of me instead of leaving like I've told you to.:
It had been unnerving the first time that the zorua creature had seemed to vanish into thin air. He'd almost tried setting the hilltop on fire to try and flush her out. But then he saw a rock that didn't belong and a little poking destroyed the illusion, revealing the monster inside.
She'd tried to trick him several times after that without much success. Her scent was faint and subtle so
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Shion struggle not to fidget as the meeting by the fountain wrapped up. It had gone far smoother than the afternoon meeting; no demonic majuu rose up to interrupt this time. Even so, the air remained tense and no one was comfortable in a place that was supposed to be safe.
More representatives had come this time, and double the number of Temple majuu. The three warrior trainers of Fire Country were nearby with some of their powerful magical beasts already loose and ready for anything. And spotlights illuminated the statues of the Three Guardians that ringed the fountain pool, giving the impression that the statues could come alive and protect them should anything happen.
Yet, still no one was relaxed or comforted.
No one will feel safe until the Underworld is thoroughly sealed off again, she thought as she sat on one of the stone benches with Esper at her side and the basket with Kogane and Demon o
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The air was heavy and tense as the sun began to set. A motley collection of grass, water, and fire-type monsters lay scattered across the field of battle along with a smattering of exceptionally monstrous monsters. Only two creatures stood, still capable of continuing the fight: a vicious bat-winged lizard, and a nine-tailed fox.
Both combatants were clearly tired as they squared off against each other. They locked eyes in an intense stare down. And then, at some invisible signal, they both moved.
The flying creature soared low. The fox jumped high. They flew past each other and the winged rock-lizard crashed into the dirt, skidding several yards before coming to a stop, while the fox landed gracefully.
And the crowd exploded into loud cheers and applause that lasted a solid ten minutes.
"And so the battle was won," the narrator announced over the speakers when the wild
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Minato paused in his study of an alley and looked over his shoulder at Genma. He and his agent had fallen a bit behind of the main search group as they surveyed the residential fringes of Uzu Town for the runaway zorua. Genma raised a questioning eyebrow and his toothpick twitched at the corner of his mouth, while Zang the zangoose faithfully mimicked him with a little twig in his teeth.
"Finding you in bed with a hot red-head wasn't too horribly shocking seeing as you've mentioned having a girlfriend," Genma commented. "But a blond-haired 'mini-you' popping up with no warning "
"I said that I was sorry," Minato sighed and motioned for Senkou to quit sniffing around the alley trashcans. "I should've mentioned before that I had more than a girlfriend."
"Yeah," Genma nodded. "How old is that kid?"
"He'll be thirteen in the fall," Minato replied. "That's the reason
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When Demon found himself at the front gate of the park, he decided this ridiculousness had gone on more than long enough. If he left the park with the strange pale-haired girl and her espeon, how would Whisker Face find him? And really, how could he be mistaken for this "Kogane"? There was no other vulpix that looked like he did, after all.
"Good afternoon, Miss Shion," one of the lady attendants at the front gate said with a polite bow.
"Has Kogane-sama been giving you trouble again?" the other asked.
"Good afternoon," the girl replied with a terse nod as she hurried past. "Yes, she has, and now we're late four our appointment."
Kogane-sama? Demon thought. And they think I'm this "Kogane" too?
"We are going to be so late," the Shion girl muttered as she hurried out of the park. "Esper, please summon Naty."
:Yes, Shion.: the espeon replied and its ey
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Faint rumbles of thunder rolled in from the distance, but not a drop of rain fell. The camp was dark and quiet. All the fires had been doused and all the flashlights had been switched off. The only sounds were some scattered snores, nighttime insects, and the barely audible hum of the electric fence that surrounded the tents.
A group of six floating dark blobs with beady red eyes slowly drifted out of the forest. They circled around the camp, wary of the wires. Then, after examining the entire perimeter, the six things spread out around the clump of tents and settled down on the ground.
A smoky pink mist spread out from the mysterious creatures and drifted past the fence and into the camp. It curled around tents and seeped in through the screen windows. And once inside the tents, the odd smoke slipped into ears and up nostrils of the people and pokémon sleeping inside
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Naruto stretched his arms over his head and yawned as his group struck out from the camp right after finishing breakfast. Behind them additional Safari Zone employees were collapsing the tents, burying the fire pits, taking down the temporary electric fence, and cleaning up whatever trash had been left on the site. In a few hours, the meadow would have only the newly-built rest house as any sign that humans passed through the area.
They were one of the last groups to leave and head for the main gates. All the parties that had used up all their safari-balls had left the earliest since there was no reason for them to linger; seeing all the pokémon that they couldn't catch was no fun. Those who still had a chance to catch more were taking the scenic route back to the gates in hopes of finding a few more monsters to acquire.
Shikamaru's group was one of those early-leaver groups. He,
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Kyuumaru was soaked to the bone and more physically miserable than he'd been in years. The house that he'd run to didn't look familiar to him, but it was in the right place to be the Uzumaki Clan house that always was the home of the gym leader. But whether or not it was the house that he was looking for, it was shelter and with the rain coming down as it was he would take whatever he could get.
Once his scratches at the door had been answered, the ninetales pushed past the teenage boy that let him in and stumbled into the warm and dry building interior. Not far from the doorway, he found a room full of humans. A lot of them possessed the physical characteristics that he associated with Mito-sama's clan, but the rest clearly weren't Uzumakis at all.
He blinked at the exclamation from several adults and after a moment's hesitation set the zorua pup down with a weary wheeze.
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Naruto sighed and finally decided to call it quits for the night. He'd bypassed Shinobi Town and Kunoichi Town to travel new ground, but the next town on was further away than he'd thought it was. The sun had set and although he could keep going by the light of his flashlight he didn't feel up to it. So when he came to a small meadow at the foot of a steep wooded hill he dropped his backpack and got ready to sleep under the stars.
It had been a little over two weeks since he'd retreated home and he had finally felt restless and up to striking out again. He was a bit disappointed that he hadn't caught up with Hinata before she left with Kiba and Shino. But it was probably for the best as his mother had stumbled over the card she'd given him in his room and had delighted in teasing him about it. If she knew that he'd hung out with her while she was in town, she would've joked about when
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The sky was a dark gray and only getting blacker. The wind gusted stronger and stronger, carrying the growls of distant thunder. Angry waves foamed and crashed against the base of the cliffs.
But she wasn't worried; it was just another storm blowing through the straits.
Her only concern was finding a lum berry. The lumpy, hard-skinned, green berry could cure any ill and was hard to find as it took so long to grow and mature. She thought of them as her good-luck charm, and she needed a new one.
So far she'd come up with nothing. She'd searched the heart of the island and spiraled out towards the sheer cliffs and the sea. There had been a few lum berry plants, but no ripe berries to pick.
There has to be a lum berry somewhere I know it!
And then there it was. A spindly lum plant was growing on the very edge of the highest cliff on the south end of the island.