Chapter 3: Captured
I woke up for the tenth time with my stomach hurting and my head ringing. The only thing different in the dream was there was a guy in the corner of the room, black gloves, black long-sleeved shirt, black baseball cap, black mask covering his whole face except for the bright blue eyes, black jeans, black socks and boots. What was that?
I thought, at least the pain wasn’t as bad this morning…
“Oh ****!” I cried out when I realized that everything was gone. Right under our noses!
I cried out in my thoughts, While we were asleep!
“What? Where?” Rikki yelled out in surprise and drowsiness, “What is it, Zach?”
“Everything’s gone!!!” I yelled out, too shocked to remember that people were looking for us...
“What?!?” Rikki said, now fully awake, “Oh no...” she muttered as she looked around.
I put out my ears, claws, and wings, enraged I said, “If it's that same person who stole our money yesterday, I can find them.” I started listening...
“Okay...” she muttered, then was silent.
I thought as I heard the slightest noise of quickened breathing. In that large bush.
I walked up to it and said, “Come out now or I'll burn the you to a crisp!” I shouted.
“Okay. I'll come out.” a female voice muttered. Then a psychic attack hit me and I flew backwards into a tree.
Rikki saw me go flying and used flamethrower to burn the bush.
By then, I had recovered and I used water gun to put out the fire, “We don't want to kill her! She has to be a Pokemorph, she used a psychic attack.”
“Well, she did hit you pretty hard.”
“Yeah, well she also has our stuff, witch is now probably burned and water damaged.” I answered.
“Oops.” Rikki muttered.
I walked over to the charred remains of the bush and looked at the girl, she was passed out, but her Girafarig tail was awake and trying to bite me, she also had the horns of a Girafarig poking out of her red hair, also the ears, black sneakers, and a light purple shirt that was burnt somewhat and blue jeans that were blackened. Poor girl, she's the same as us, only worse off…
Rikki walked over, “Well, she seems okay...”
Hey, what was that smell?
I thought, some sort of gas, I'm dizzy…
I glimpsed the new person from my dream, the Rikki and me fell to the ground...
I woke up on a wooden table, strapped down. This time it wasn't a dream, it was real, only I was in larger room with a row of tables, exactly like the one I was on, “Where am I?” I asked, “Rikki?”
“D*** it! I knew I shouldn't have followed Zach and his little girlfriend!” a girl's taunting voice screamed in anger.
“Shut up, Tammy! Who are you? I'm James, an Electrike and Kirlia Pokemorph.” James introduced himself.
“Tammy! Why’d you steal our stuff?” I growled at Tammy, realizing she was the one who I'd helped knock out.
“Because you were stupid enough to make it so I could!” she shouted back at me.
“Whatever, hey James. There was someone else who came in with me, her name's Rikki. Is she okay?” I said, choosing to ignore Tammy and focus on the person that could be a help.
“Yeah, she's right next to me. She's okay.” James answered, “I'd like to say nice to meet you, but this is kinda not exactly nice.”
“You can say that again.” A new voice said, “Where are we?”
“Team Galactic’s HQ in the Sinnoh Region.” James answered.
“Oh no! They took me from the Johto Region... I'm Jeremy, I’m a Politoed Pokemorph.” Jeremy answered.
“Is there any way out of here?” I asked.
“Not really... Whoever has fire moves could maybe melt their way out...” James answered.
“Why should I believe you're going to help us?” Tammy asked, still mad that she got stuck here.
“Because you've got no other choice.” I answered her.
“Yeah right!” Tammy yelled at me, “You should never trust anyone!”
“Let me see if I can burn out, I doubt it though...” I muttered and then started trying to burn through the straps holding me down.
“Well they probably coated the tables of you people that are fire types, but what about us that aren't?” James asked, “Maybe one of you could burn the table I'm on, then I'll be free and-”
“So you can run and leave the rest of us here to die!” Tammy shouted at him.
“-I can take off the straps on everyone else.” James finished.
“That'll hurt a lot you know.” I told James.
“Yeah, but it'll be worth it to escape.” James replied.
“You sure?” Jeremy asked.
“Yeah, who can do it?” James said.
“I can.” I said, “But there's no guaranty it will work, and you could be burnt to a crisp...”
“Better than being killed or stuck here as an experiment for the rest of our lives, do it.” James said, wincing at the thought.
“Okay...” I said and let loose a fairly large column of red-hot flames in the form of a Flamethrower attack on the table that James was on.
“Ugh...” James muttered and braced himself as his back was burnt and his hair singed.
Finally, the table broke away from him and I quickly used water gun to put him out.
“Wow, fire and water?” he muttered questioningly, doubled over in pain.
“I’ll explain later, right now we need to get out of here.” I answered.
“Yeah.” he said and stood up, “Ow! That hurts.” He grimaced as he walked over to me to undo the straps on me, when I got up, I saw Jeremy and James really good for the first time, both had their Pokemorph abilities active.
Jeremy had a huge tongue lolling out of his larger jaw, bright green hair, and yellow hands, a plain orange short sleeved shirt, long blue jeans, and light brown shoes with dark brown laces. James had mixed purple and yellow fur everywhere; Electrikes ears and tail; Kirlias eyes; black sneakers with Velcro straps; a long-sleeved purple shirt with an ultra ball; a small yellow on the left half and purple on the right half backpack; and long, yellow jeans.
I went over to Tammy first; she was the same as she was when she was in the bush earlier except she now had brown and yellow spots on her arms, “If I undo your straps, will you help us and promise not to abandon or attack us?”
She didn't answer.
“Alright, you're getting untied last then.” I said and walked over to Jeremy, “Help me and James carry Rikki if she doesn’t wake up soon.” I said as I undid the straps binding him, somehow I knew I could trust him...
Then Jeremy and James went over to Rikki to untie her, and I went back to Tammy, “I'm going to trust you to show you that we only want to help.” I said as I untied her.
As soon as she was free, she jumped up and backed away, ready to attack, but she didn’t at least...
“Where am I?” Rikki said suddenly as she woke up, “And who are you two?”
I walked over to her, turning my back on Tammy, “We were knocked out and taken here to Team Galactic's HQ in the Sinnoh Region. This is Jeremy and this is James, they helped us to escape so far, and that’s Tammy, she’s convinced not to trust anyone...” I turned and looked at Tammy, she had relaxed slightly but looked like she was still ready to blow us through a nearby wall if we did anything.
“Oh...” she replied, then she got up, “What happened to your back?” she asked, looking at James.
“That was how we got untied, Zach burned the table I was on so I got freed, then I untied Zach, then Zach and I untied everyone else. Yes, it hurts...” James answered the unasked question, wincing at the pain.
“Ouch, you did that just to free us? Jeez, you are nice...” Rikki said, stunned.
“Uhh, let’s get out of here before someone shows up.” Jeremy said.
“Yeah.” James answered, “I'll go check the door.” He walked over to the door and tried the handle, it was locked-of course.
The rest of us walked over except Tammy, who stayed back some. “Let me try something.” I said, putting out a long and curved claw. I started picking at the lock until we heard a click.
“There we go!” Jeremy said happily. He slowly opened the door......