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Pokemon Battle: vs. Sam
“So I see you finally made it to our match. What, you run out of excuses for ducking me?” Placidly tossing a Premier Ball up and down in one hand, Chris simply smiled at Sam’s idle taunts. “And good to see you too madam. Trust me, when this is over, I won’t be the one looking for excuses.” Catching the ball in hand, he adroitly balanced it between three fingers and adjusting his silver tinted glasses in preparation, “Now, shall we?” Smiling smugly, Sam gestured for him to release first, “By all means. Go right ahead.” Shrugging with a smile, Chris released his opening Pokémon.
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Epilogue)
It had been several minutes since Lynn padded out of the building and set out over the moonlit scrubland. Back in the warehouse there was a subtle movement in the rafters above the roller doors. It wasn’t anything visible, but not quite invisible either, instead it was the almost imperceptible indication of... something... steadily making its way down the pillar on the far side of the truck. It looked, almost, but not exactly, like the surroundings behind it, and if one were paying VERY careful attention, they’d notice the slightest of discrepancies along the outline of whatever it was. Reaching the ground, it jerkily made its way
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 10)
Letting loose a baleful howl that bypassed all reason and triggered a heretofore forgotten area of Gerard’s brain. Not the reptilian portion, but rather the human within. It was a sound that hotwired synapses that hadn’t heard anything like it since the dawn of man. Memories that weren’t so much carved into stone, than engraved into the bedrock. It was a howl that began at the back of her throat, and if Gerard wasn’t careful, would end up around his. Suitably unnerved, Lynn padded to all fours as she shifted to a completely wolf form. It took two seconds worth of acceleration to close the gap between them, and then, s
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 9)
Back inside the van, Lynn had realized that her biggest handicap wasn’t due to being stuck in her human form, but that she didn’t have access to her lupine one. It’s didn’t make much sense semantically, but in her soul she knew what was wrong, for several disorientating minutes, her personalities, human and wolf, had been split. But now she was back together and it felt… so good. Unable to help but smile at the sensation of being whole once more, Lynn grinned toward Gerard, adding a hint of viciousness to let him know that the kid gloves were off. To his credit, the man didn’t shy away from the threat disp
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 8)
Making a show of clutching her bruised rib-cage, she pretended to reach around the table for some sort of weapon. It was an unconventional approach, one that would irrevocably escalate things if she actually tried to face him down while armed. Up until now, things had been lighthearted, a bit of predator vs. prey role-play before the inevitable, but she knew that Gerard would quit playing around and put her down for good. She needed to get back to the van, and right now, the only way there was through Gerard. Or perhaps, not necessarily ‘through’… Giving up looking for a weapon, Lynn instead braced her hand on the edge of
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 7)
Planting his fist on the ground as he got back into a quarterback pose, Gerard gave a cross between a smug grin and a begrudging grimace. “You’ve already proven to be more of a problem then you’re worth, not to mention that the chimeric cocktail the lab boys whipped up pretty much goes to waste on naturals like you. It don’t do much ‘sides rile up your natural form …but I bet that even if I were to offer you an out right now, you’d ignore it just to have the chance to take me down.” Despite the situation, Gerard gave a genuine smile, teasingly sticking his dark blue tongue out at her, “But
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 6)
Fight or flight instincts on overdrive, Lynn’s heart-rate picked up the pace to breakneck speed. The more she thought about the situation, the more frantic her mind became. Yet even on the precipice of panic, a sliver of cognizance slipped through in the form of an idea. Exhaling smoothly to settle her nerves, she quickly began to piece together a plan. ‘So he’s only good in bursts and he loses traction once he’s up to speed.’ Keeping her distance as she kept an eye on Gerard, Lynn paid careful attention to the bearded dragon’s movement, speed, reaction time, and dexterity. ‘Plus he’s arrogant a
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 5)
Already well-built, musculature swelled masterfully beneath a pattern of dusky yellow-gray scales that steadily crept across his skin. Unlike the Gila monster, whose bulk was due to a mix of muscle and fat, this man was large and lean, as if his skin, now completed replaced with spiny scales, was stretched straight over muscle. Soundly solid, every cut and couture impeccably defined like a professional bodybuilder. His face, which Lynn had paid little attention to before, widened, stretching his smile into a lizard-like grin as row after row of small, dark, barb-like spikes lined the underside of his neck and chin. Tracking Lynn’s gaze
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 4)
Several strikes in and it became clear that size wasn’t everything. The Gila monster, though bulking, could barely manage to keep up with Lynn. Clumsy to the point of lumbering, he’d taken several slow motion swipes at her, at one point nearly falling over his own feet in a ham-fisted attempt to deck her. Looking to finish things as fast as possible, Lynn ducked under the punch, and placing a palm on the floor, adroitly swiveled her body around to land a well-placed pivot kick. The match practically sealed as the man tumbled head over heels into a pile of crates, Lynn relaxed her guard for the first time since the start of her fi
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 3)
Waiting for her opportunity, Lynn found that it came soon enough. The van slowed to an idle, rolled forward slowly, then finally came to a full stop as the driver parked and killed the engine. Lynn had never the need to get fully mad to transform before, not since she gained control of her shape-shifting as a child, but right now, embracing her inner fury just felt right. With a snarl of outrage, Lynn shifted to her full on bimorphic form in an instant. Unusually, the transition would have been smooth and flowing, as if the image of a wolf overlaid over her human frame in a slow unrolling motion. But fueled by ire, the change was sharp and s
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Pokemon Battle: vs. Sam
“So I see you finally made it to our match. What, you run out of excuses for ducking me?” Placidly tossing a Premier Ball up and down in one hand, Chris simply smiled at Sam’s idle taunts. “And good to see you too madam. Trust me, when this is over, I won’t be the one looking for excuses.” Catching the ball in hand, he adroitly balanced it between three fingers and adjusting his silver tinted glasses in preparation, “Now, shall we?” Smiling smugly, Sam gestured for him to release first, “By all means. Go right ahead.” Shrugging with a smile, Chris released his opening Pokémon.
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Epilogue)
It had been several minutes since Lynn padded out of the building and set out over the moonlit scrubland. Back in the warehouse there was a subtle movement in the rafters above the roller doors. It wasn’t anything visible, but not quite invisible either, instead it was the almost imperceptible indication of... something... steadily making its way down the pillar on the far side of the truck. It looked, almost, but not exactly, like the surroundings behind it, and if one were paying VERY careful attention, they’d notice the slightest of discrepancies along the outline of whatever it was. Reaching the ground, it jerkily made its way
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 10)
Letting loose a baleful howl that bypassed all reason and triggered a heretofore forgotten area of Gerard’s brain. Not the reptilian portion, but rather the human within. It was a sound that hotwired synapses that hadn’t heard anything like it since the dawn of man. Memories that weren’t so much carved into stone, than engraved into the bedrock. It was a howl that began at the back of her throat, and if Gerard wasn’t careful, would end up around his. Suitably unnerved, Lynn padded to all fours as she shifted to a completely wolf form. It took two seconds worth of acceleration to close the gap between them, and then, s
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 9)
Back inside the van, Lynn had realized that her biggest handicap wasn’t due to being stuck in her human form, but that she didn’t have access to her lupine one. It’s didn’t make much sense semantically, but in her soul she knew what was wrong, for several disorientating minutes, her personalities, human and wolf, had been split. But now she was back together and it felt… so good. Unable to help but smile at the sensation of being whole once more, Lynn grinned toward Gerard, adding a hint of viciousness to let him know that the kid gloves were off. To his credit, the man didn’t shy away from the threat disp
0
1
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 8)
Making a show of clutching her bruised rib-cage, she pretended to reach around the table for some sort of weapon. It was an unconventional approach, one that would irrevocably escalate things if she actually tried to face him down while armed. Up until now, things had been lighthearted, a bit of predator vs. prey role-play before the inevitable, but she knew that Gerard would quit playing around and put her down for good. She needed to get back to the van, and right now, the only way there was through Gerard. Or perhaps, not necessarily ‘through’… Giving up looking for a weapon, Lynn instead braced her hand on the edge of
0
1
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 7)
Planting his fist on the ground as he got back into a quarterback pose, Gerard gave a cross between a smug grin and a begrudging grimace. “You’ve already proven to be more of a problem then you’re worth, not to mention that the chimeric cocktail the lab boys whipped up pretty much goes to waste on naturals like you. It don’t do much ‘sides rile up your natural form …but I bet that even if I were to offer you an out right now, you’d ignore it just to have the chance to take me down.” Despite the situation, Gerard gave a genuine smile, teasingly sticking his dark blue tongue out at her, “But
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 6)
Fight or flight instincts on overdrive, Lynn’s heart-rate picked up the pace to breakneck speed. The more she thought about the situation, the more frantic her mind became. Yet even on the precipice of panic, a sliver of cognizance slipped through in the form of an idea. Exhaling smoothly to settle her nerves, she quickly began to piece together a plan. ‘So he’s only good in bursts and he loses traction once he’s up to speed.’ Keeping her distance as she kept an eye on Gerard, Lynn paid careful attention to the bearded dragon’s movement, speed, reaction time, and dexterity. ‘Plus he’s arrogant a
0
1
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 5)
Already well-built, musculature swelled masterfully beneath a pattern of dusky yellow-gray scales that steadily crept across his skin. Unlike the Gila monster, whose bulk was due to a mix of muscle and fat, this man was large and lean, as if his skin, now completed replaced with spiny scales, was stretched straight over muscle. Soundly solid, every cut and couture impeccably defined like a professional bodybuilder. His face, which Lynn had paid little attention to before, widened, stretching his smile into a lizard-like grin as row after row of small, dark, barb-like spikes lined the underside of his neck and chin. Tracking Lynn’s gaze
0
1
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 4)
Several strikes in and it became clear that size wasn’t everything. The Gila monster, though bulking, could barely manage to keep up with Lynn. Clumsy to the point of lumbering, he’d taken several slow motion swipes at her, at one point nearly falling over his own feet in a ham-fisted attempt to deck her. Looking to finish things as fast as possible, Lynn ducked under the punch, and placing a palm on the floor, adroitly swiveled her body around to land a well-placed pivot kick. The match practically sealed as the man tumbled head over heels into a pile of crates, Lynn relaxed her guard for the first time since the start of her fi
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Nature Gray: Grave Contrast (Chapter 3)
Waiting for her opportunity, Lynn found that it came soon enough. The van slowed to an idle, rolled forward slowly, then finally came to a full stop as the driver parked and killed the engine. Lynn had never the need to get fully mad to transform before, not since she gained control of her shape-shifting as a child, but right now, embracing her inner fury just felt right. With a snarl of outrage, Lynn shifted to her full on bimorphic form in an instant. Unusually, the transition would have been smooth and flowing, as if the image of a wolf overlaid over her human frame in a slow unrolling motion. But fueled by ire, the change was sharp and s
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