Never not editing
Summary: "Here's a question for you: what responsibilities do you think we have as trainers? As human beings." Natalie and Mark quickly find themselves on opposite sides of a deadly turf war, and more than their own lives are at stake.
Language, alcohol, implied sex, and violence
Like my other stories, this one is set in a grittier version of the pokemon world where all trainers start traveling at age eighteen instead of ten.
Crime, political intrigue, adventure, romance
Status: ONGOING, no chapter or word count estimate yet. On hiatus for the summer! :c Gonna do a big back-edit for grammar and pacing, posting chapter 8 hopefully in July or August.
The first chapter is light on pokemon, but I promise there is plenty of them to go around in later chapters. Starts a little slow, but by the end of chapter 4 things are literally on fire.
I'm writing this to explore Aqua and Magma more deeply and more realistically. In canon, they're dismissed as misguided loonies, but their plans remind me of the very real problems of climate change and political division. I want to know what that conflict looks like when Magma and Aqua are more than just straw dummies.
I've renamed some people and other stuff to match the more realistic world I'm spinning. I want less J-pop, more Earth Liberation Front. You'll still be able to recognize the major players when they start showing up, don't worry. I never played Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire, so I'm extrapolating based on RSE…and my own interests.
Hope you enjoy!
Table of Contents:
- On the Rocks
- Dredging Up
- Boots on the Ground
- Stainless Steel