You and Meloetta play together until the rest of the world fades away. It’s not too bad, but you just don’t feel like you’re on our game. She seems to enjoy her time, even if you don’t feel it’s gone as spectacularly as it could have. Still, there’s something special about it.Meloetta seems to be doing much better. She takes over the lead and you stop playing and just start enjoying. She really gets into it.But it peters out towards the end. She didn’t really know how to end it since you stopped, so she just freestyled it as best as she could. She did it really well, but it just didn’t feel as inspired as the earlier part of the song. Technically great, but missing the magic.You tussle her hair. “Great job, as always!”She respectfully bows, happy at the praise and attention. You might as well get some training done while you’re here. You get up and stretch as you consider who to train.>Meloetta (No current nickname)>Nibbles (Tyrantrum)>Raistlin (Alakazam)>Vlad (Crobat)>Leviathan (Gyarados)>Zappy Dan (Magnezone)>Train everyone, stay up all night
>>40611887>Meloetta (No current nickname)We need to know what all of her moves are
>>40611887>Meloetta (No current nickname)And lets ask her if she wants a nickname like the rest of the team.
>>40611887>Meloetta (No current nickname)
>>40611887>>Meloetta (No current nickname)Bring up this topic of a nickname first. Melody.
>>40611887>>Meloetta (No current nickname)
>>40611961Aria is the only correct answer. But really we should give her a few and see which she likes.
>Aria - a self-contained piece for one voice, with or without orchestral accompaniment, normally part of a larger work.
>>40612048>>40612071Aria is acceptable if no one else has any suggestions.
>>40612139I like Aria. Although I prefer not giving her one at all.
>>40612048i would really rather not give her a nickname. her regular name is perfectly fine as is. i mean, shes a legendary.
You decide to spend time training with Meloetta. You should probably get a good idea of her abilities before throwing her into a match. You start going through her moves, confirming what she knows and doesn’t know, as well as watching how she moves to get a sense of how she reacts to your commands.A thought occurs to you as you’re wrapping it up.“Meloetta, do you want a nickname?”She cocks her head.“Well, it’s just that everyone else on the team has one. I don’t want you to feel left out.”She thinks, then smiles and nods.“Well, alright! We’ll think of something before heading back tonight, okay?”She smiles, then shows off another move. That seems to be all of them. [http://pastebin.com/tSNKt0Wm Updated the list of moves here]>Learn Dream Eater. She can already put other Pokemon to sleep>Learn Shadow Ball to deal with other Psychic types>What about Hyper Beam? Shes a Normal type, it’d be insanely powerful!>She should learn Double Team>She has a lot of moves, focus on a stat (specify)>Something else[We’ll do a nickname vote in a bit. Feel free to toss out ideas. Currently I have:AriaMuseMelodyNo nickname]
>>40612357>Learn Dream Eater. She can already put other Pokemon to sleep
>>40612357>She has a lot of moves, focus on a stat (specify)>Speed
>>40612357>Learn Dream Eater
>>40612357>Learn Shadow Ball to deal with other Psychic types
>>40612357>[http://pastebin.com/tSNKt0Wm Updated the list of moves here]Didn't metapod evolve?
>>40612357>She should learn Double TeamAnnoyance is kinda our thing.
>>40612357>Learn double teamAlso Muse, maybe?
>>40612357>What about Hyper Beam? Shes a Normal type, it’d be insanely powerful
>>40612357>>Learn Dream Eater. She can already put other Pokemon to sleep
You and Meloetta work together on Dream Eater. You offer her small snacks as a practice item. It takes a good long while, but you feel satisfied with her progress. She’s a pretty fast learner when she actually focuses. You suspect she stretched it out a bit to get more practice snacks, so you offered her the rest once she had the move down.“Phew. Way to go.” You tussle her hair again. “So, about that nickname. I was thinking...”>Meloetta is already perfect>Muse>Aria>Melody
>>40612674>Meloetta is already perfect>Aria
“Aria.”She lights up. She thinks for a second, hesitates, then just gives you a hug.You hold her tight to your chest. “You like it, huh?”She looks up and nods, then cuddles into your chest again. She must like to be part of a group. Acknowledged for what she can do, but not put on a pedestal because of who she is.You both head back to the hotel. You take a quick shower, change into something comfortable, and cuddle in next to Robin. You can tell she was trying to stay awake, waiting for you. You take your place as the big spoon and fall asleep.Morning comes too quickly. Robin is tugging at your arm. “The Devon Corporation people are downstairs. They have a box. Emma is down there too.”You rub your eyes and try to get your wits in order. Even though it felt like this took forever, not it feels like it’s happening too fast.Robin looks scared. “This is going to be okay.” she directs it to you, but it sounds like she’s telling it to herself. >Wait, get Robin and Clair to look it over before anything happens>Hold Robin’s hand all the way to the surgery room>If she’s not up for it, we can cancel the whole thing. You’ll take care of it.>Wait, we should see Vernon first.We have a lot to talk about and you want to do it now>Something else
>>40612357Damn, we still don't know what Dan and Vlad's abilities are? And do Nibbles and Levi just not have any?
>>40613020>Wait, get Robin and Clair to look it over before anything happens>Hold Robin’s hand all the way to the surgery room
>>40613020>Wait, get Robin and Clair to look it over before anything happensJust to be safe.
>>40613020>>Hold Robin’s hand all the way to the surgery room
>>40612357Ya got quick attack on the paste twice Gobble.
>>40613025[I knew I forgot something. Updated]
>>40613137Serene Grace seems like a good fit for Aria, considering some of the moves she can use. Even more so once we are able to get her to switch to Pirouette form, assuming she will have moves that are only useable in that state.
You hold her hand. “It’s okay. I’m here, and I’m not going anywhere.”She stops going back and forth and settles down a bit. Her one good eye stares into both of yours. “Okay.”“But...just to be safe, can you and Clair take a good look at it? I know I’m probably being paranoid, but with Hornbeam out there...”Robin looks at you like you are indeed being overly paranoid, but she doesn’t say anything. “O-okay. But...I don’t want to ask.”You squeeze her shoulder. “I’ll ask. Don’t worry.”You head down and see everyone waiting for you and Robin. Emma waves you over. You recognize the agent, but not the other two. One of them looks familiar though.He steps forward and shakes your hand. “Kat, right? My son told me all about you. In fact, I wanted to thank you personally. He’s never been so focused before. He says it’s all thanks to you.”You shake it back. “Eddies dad, right? Nice to meet you.”The agent watches closely from behind his shades. “I’m glad we have that out of the way. He insisted on coming personally.”Eddie’s dad laughs nervously. “Well, like I said, I wanted to say thanks personally.”You mention wanting to look over the eye. The agent seems to be okay with it, if a little surprised. The other scientist isn’t a fan and insists you be very careful. Eddie’s dad looks like he wants to say something, but bites his tongue.“Thanks!” You grab the box and head back to the hotel room, friends in tow.Robin and Clair look over it as close as possible. They’re both smart, but you know they don’t exactly have a PhD in prosthetics or robotics or optics or whatever this falls under.Clair lets Robin take the lead. Robin finally stops inspecting it and puts it down. “I-I don’t think this piece is supposed to be here.”(continued)
Everyone else, including you, crowds around. “Wait, really?”Clair puts her hands behind her head. “Yup. Eddie’s dad is responsible for that.” She taps her head. “Aren’t I the best?”Nobody answers that. Vance almost shakes her. “What do you mean, Eddie’s dad did that?” You can see from the look in his eye he’s about to go down there and commit a felony.“He added some extra stuff. I didn’t get all the details, but it’s not anything bad. Apparently they had a model even more advanced that hasn’t even left the lab yet.” She closes her eyes and concentrates. “Ugh. His mind is all technical details. It’s nothing bad, just...more features.”“You’re sure,” you say quietly, trying not mess with her concentration. “Nothing bad?”Clair nods. “Yeah. I’m sure. He’s convinced he’ll lose his job if anyone finds out he did it, but he’s also convinced this model is better, and safer to install too.”Robin looks overwhelmed, not sure what to say to that.>Awesome! We have to thank him in private>Call it off. Tell the agent and the other scientist. You don’t like surprises>Call it off, but make up an excuse>Something else
>>40613470>Awesome! We have to thank him in private
>>40613470>>Awesome! We have to thank him in private
>>40613470>Awesome! We have to thank him in private>Talk to him in private with Clair before the surgery.
“Thanks awesome!” You stand up to get a better look at it. “Eddie really pulled through for us!”“There’s a built-in Pokedex,” Robin says, looking over it. “I don’t know what this does though,” she points to a small chip.“Yttrium aluminium garnet,” Clair says, sounding like she’s quoting something. “For...wait, that can’t be right? A laser? No.”It’s weird. From behind, it looks like some sort of weird machine, but the front of it looks exactly like an eye. Squishy and moist even. You keep yourself from touching it.“Everyone’s going to be fine,” Jeanine pats Robin on the back. “I’m actually a little jealous.”Robin takes that the right way and laughs. You all head back.“So, everything fine?” Emma subtly drops her hand to her waist and glances over the Devon Corp people.“Uhh, yeah,” you take the lead. “Come on, let’s go!”The entire group starts walking to the hospital. It’s just a few blocks away from here. Emma seems to have taken care of all the arrangements and says you have a room and she has assistants lined up. She asks Robin all sorts of questions about her health. It’s all stuff she’s asked before, but you guess she’s being thorough. That helps put you at ease.You take Eddie’s dad aside. Clair follows close behind, knowing you want her there.>Thank him. You know he’s risking his job>Ask about the extra features>Ask about Eddie. How’s the little guy doing?>He went above and beyond. Can you do anything for him?>He did something nice, but you don’t appreciate secrets like this.>Something else
>>40613842>>Thank him. You know he’s risking his job>>Ask about the extra features>>Ask about Eddie. How’s the little guy doing?
>>40613842>He went above and beyond. Can you do anything for him?Also>Ask about Eddie
>>40613842>Thank him. You know he’s risking his job>Ask about the extra features
>>40613842>Thank him. You know he’s risking his job>He did something nice, but you don’t appreciate secrets like this.Explain why, of course.>Ask about Eddie. How’s the little guy doing?
>>40613842>Thank him. You know he’s risking his job>Ask about Eddie. How’s the little guy doing?>He did something nice, but you don’t appreciate secrets like this.
>>40613842>Ask about the extra features>Ask about Eddie. How’s the little guy doing?>He did something nice, but you don’t appreciate secrets like this.I'm grateful and all, people should be told what extra stuff gets put into their head.Experimental stuff is usually experimental because it isn't tested enough.
>>40613842>Thank him. You know he’s risking his job>Ask about the extra features>He did something nice, but you don’t appreciate secrets like this.
>>40613470>He’s convinced he’ll lose his job if anyone finds out he did it, but he’s also convinced this model is better, and safer to install too.”>He's convincedI don't like that phrasing one bit but it might just be the lack of sleep and medications.
>>40613842>Ask about Eddie. How’s the little guy doing?>He went above and beyond. Can you do anything for him?>Casually mention how it was just a precaution because of some stuff with this crazed researcher by the name of Hornbeam and Team Imperium stuff leaving you more cautious.
>>40613842>Ask about Eddie. How’s the little guy doing?>He went above and beyond. Can you do anything for him?perhaps ask for a bit of an advanced warning on the 'Specs' in the future...
So why on earth is a high ranking executive with technical knowledge of the company's latest and greatest not on that med that blocks psychic intrusions anyway? That seems like a gross oversight on Devon Corp. security.
>>40614220Shit messes with your head and makes it harder to do the science
>>40614220>not on that med that blocks psychic intrusions anyway?Clair is really good at psychic intrustion if she tries.The real answer is, the pschic impressions are fake and he secretly is/works for Hornbeam and installs a mind-control device in Robins head.Enjoy your NTR
>>40614305I'm kind of expecting it to be honest.Gobble likes those evil Robin pictures way too much.
>>40614305Doesn't even need to be a mind control device. A tiny remotely activated explosive or somesuch would put us in the palm of his hand.
>>40614385>Doesn't even need to be a mind control device.But that would hurt much worse.
“Thanks. I know what you did, and I know the risk you’re taking.”He misses a step. “I don’t know what you’re...” he sighs in resignation. “Ah hell. You found out, huh?”“It’s okay. I won’t tell anyone.” He looks incredibly relieved. “I'm grateful and all, people should be told what extra stuff gets put into their head. Experimental stuff is usually experimental because it isn't tested enough.”“But that’s the thing that makes it so brilliant!” He suddenly looks overcome with passion. Not defensive passion, more like you just struck on a subject he loves. “It’s actually using an older, more tested technology, just in a smarter way.” He starts going into technical stuff that flies right over your head.“Okay, okay, I believe you, but, can you explain those other features in terms of what they actually do?” You keep a close watch on his mannerisms for anything that might be shady, just in case.He visibly calms. “I get a bit excited over these things. Nobody else ever asks except at work.” He looks off into the distance before turning to you. “First, there’s the zooming feature. She’ll be able to see things at a much greater distance than you or I. There’s the built-in Pokedex of course. Then the thermal visioning, iris customization, and...” he leans in close, “The laser.”“Really?” You’re more skeptical than anything else. Who actually does that outside of cheesy sci-fi?“Oh yes. It’s a personal defense feature, apparently something a wealthy investor once inquired about at some drunken gala. He forgot, but our research department didn’t. It has a very long recharge time though. And it won’t do more than a superficial burn in most cases. Robin can select a voice command that only she knows and only she can use to activate it.”You glance back at Clair. She shrugs, letting you know he’s not lying.Huh.(continued)
>>40614443>“The laser.”>Robin gets a eye beamAll that anxiety and depression was totally worth it for this.
>>40614443Laser is pointing backwards. If she uses it it will lobotomize her. I love shadowruns.
>>40614443Also a radio transmitter that directs her to hate you and love her mother constantly! >>40614484Laser.. beam.. horn.. beam.My god.. its a trap.
>>40614443You explain about why you’re so cautious, mentioning Hornbeam and Team Imperium.“That maniac? I've heard about his disgraceful behavior. Absolutely disgusting. I hope he’s brought to justice soon.”Well, you feel like you can rule out him being somehow controlled by Hornbeam. He's way too much of an egotist to let anyone under his control say something like that. “Anything I can do for you?” You change the subject. “I mean, this is a bit more than I expected.”He waves your concerns away. “After what you’ve done for my boy? Oh no.”“So he’s doing well then?” You hold the door open for him into the hospital.“Yes.” He looks off into the distance. “I understand why he decided to become a trainer now. I see the passion in his eyes and I finally understand my son.”Parental relationships seem like a lot of work. You’re still a little envious, but it takes a back seat to being almost grateful sometimes.Oh. You’re here.Everyone gives her an encouraging comment. Vance pats her on the back, gently for once. Jeanine comments that she likes everyone’s aura, and that the equipment here looks great. Clair offers a very rare, uncharacteristic hug.Robin looks over to you. She’s about to go in. You won’t be able to see her until after.Robin grabs your hand. “S-See you on the other side”>Laugh at her joke, kiss her, promise to be here when she gets out.>Demand to be let into the surgery room.>Wait! Wait! Something’s wrong. Call it off!>Something else
>>40614514>Laugh at her joke, kiss her, promise to be here when she gets out.
>>40614514>Wait! Wait! Something’s wrong. Call it off!>Everything is a trap. It's.. the auras aren't right!>What if it's actually a trap!?>Does the built in pokedex have wireless features? Are we sure the information on it is Pokemon only?>Who are the other technicians and surgeons involved in the procedure?!
>>40614514>Laugh at her joke, kiss her, promise to be here when she gets out
>>40614514>>Laugh at her joke, kiss her, promise to be here when she gets out.
>>40614514>Demand to be let into the surgery room.It's really not that hard to gown up, put on a scrub hat, booties, gloves and stay well away from the sterile field. They would have to have non sterile personnel as well. Just ask to stand next to the anesthesiologist and make sure he doesn't grab a nap while she is under. They do that shit IRL by the way.
>>40614514>>40614688>Just sterilize up and watch quietly.I have the strangest suspicion that if we promise to wait for her, something will happen to call us out. Then again, if that's defending the place from some nonsensical Hornbeam attack, being outside could be good. Dunno.
“Har har,” you laugh.“...’Har’, like a pirate?” Robin does her best to look offended, but she’s clearly struggling not to laugh. “You kiss Robin. It’s not lewd or obscene, but there’s a strong passion there.“I love you.” You rest your forehead against hers. “I’ll be right here when you come out.”“I love you too.” She stays there for a few moments, the finally breaks away when Emma gently tugs at her wrist. Her hand still stays holding yours though. “T-thank you, everyone. I-I don’t like being the center of attention, or causing any problems for other people. But seeing everyone do so much for me, it...it makes me feel special, and...and...loved.” She looks at you again. “And safe.”Robin lets go of your hand and walks into the room with Emma.[That’s it for tonight everyone! I’m off to bed! I really want to run again as soon as possible, but not sure when that will be. Aiming for Tuesday, but can’t promise it for sure.]
>>40614765Meh if it happens we would just walk out of the theater, take out shit off and deal with it. 2 Minutes tops. Unless you are near or touching the table (or anything the MD will touch) you are in no way sterile. You are clean and isolated but only insofar as you aren't going to be shedding hair, skin or droplet(<5um) sized contaminants by breathing or just standing there.
>>40614829Thanks for running Gobble! I look forward to seeing our evil mind-controlled waifu next time!
Are we too paranoid?
we're not letting her mom take her
I don't think we missed a single precaution. We're going to be fine. Right? Right?
>>40615207We missed something. We didn't double check that the doctor we flew in wasn't brain wiped again. That Robin's mom isn't and or already has request access to the room. Or better!She restricts visitation to family only while Robin is still out. Then she makes her move. It's not after the surgery. It's post op.
>>40615263and then we break every bone in her body
>>40615282if it comes to that, my vote's on using a pipe wrench
>>40615362So long as it's not a pokemon battle first. She's got us beat in that aspect. However we might be able to poison her, cut her break lines. That sort of thing.
>>40615415oh no, if she gets a pokemon out we're screwed. but if she ever tries to take Robin away from the people she's finally happy being around, she won't get the chance
>>40615480"Hah! To get her back Kat you'll have to best me in a pokemon battle! So.. oh what's with that look on your face? Giving up hope?"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1NN9rnNpEQThey'll never find the body.
>>40615780Oddly appropriate since she's wearing an eye patch for that tune.
>>40615102Robin wont let it happen, not if her new laser has anything to say about it.
>>40617284now that'll be some funny shit