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Destiny Village ~ Chip's Lab

Negrek

Die by the Sword
Staff
Oh. Well, that was convenient. At least he wouldn't need to bother Maple about this kind of shit when they had way bigger things to worry about. "Thanks. I'll go grab one of these, then... See if we can get Silver to evolve a bit faster, wake up for his team and all that, huh? Since he can't exactly fight on his own."

Nate passed the note up to Rocky, who seemed amused by Zekrom's handwriting.

"Anyway... That takes care of the pokéball stuff. Might help us in the future, but it can't do a ton against Joule. Like I said, these won't work on him. But earlier Chip was telling me about something that might. Some kinda laser thing he was using to make holes on the moon? Sounds like it might help out here. We could try aiming that at the big attack Joule's got going, blow it up before it can actually hit the city. Or at him, I guess, if we thought we had to."
 

Namohysip

Dragon Enthusiast
Staff
Partners
  1. charizard
Zekrom's eyes darkened a little. "Chip, what were you referring to?" she asked.

"Um! Nothing! Nothing at all! Just, um, talking about random ideas, i-is all I was talking about, h-haha... ha..." Chip seemed to be looking for an escape route.

"...If he was talking about the Tree of Life, using its energy irresponsibly is... dangerous. We might need it for something else later. Still... that is true. If we used it against that ball, we could knock it free... But we don't have time to do that now... And once you start battling Joule, I don't think we would be able to aim it properly. It's practically across the whole world."
 

Negrek

Die by the Sword
Staff
"Yeah, I had a feeling that was part of why you weren't too hot on that one. Plus maybe not liking giving the moon a makeover. But, I mean, if you've got all that power there, and you're saving it for a rainy day, end-of-the-world sort of situation, how much more end-of-the-worldy are you expecting it to get than possibly half the planet getting blown away, you know?" Nate rubbed at the side of his head. "Don't think I follow, though. How's it going to be harder to aim once the battle starts? You mean like you're worried you'd hit someone fighting Joule instead of the big scary ball of death?"
 

Namohysip

Dragon Enthusiast
Staff
Partners
  1. charizard
"Well--yes. Joule is going to be sent to the Reverse World for this fight, from what I've heard, to help dull that Blacklight power. I'm not sure if they're developing a strategy beyond that, but you can ask the rest of your team on the details." Zekrom hummed. "But the other problem is I don't think we can aim a Tree of Life beam from there to here without transporting Joule to the Tree of Life itself. And that's... also a risk."

"Didn't Arceus say he had a plan as long as Team Spectrum handled Joule himself?" Chip asked.
 

Negrek

Die by the Sword
Staff
"Wait, what? Why the fuck didn't nobody say shit about this Reverse World whatever?" Nate's hand unconsciously went to the badge pinned to his scarf. He had to sit through all the team's stupid chatter, and then they couldn't be assed to mention if there was something actually important going down? Thanks, assholes. "Anyway, look, I'm just trying to figure out options here. I can go ask Arceus about his plan later. I ain't getting it, though. If you can hit the moon with it, why can't you hit something halfway across the world? Loads closer, right?"

"Well, you can see the moon from here," Rocky said. "I bet that makes it easier to aim at."

Nate gave him a withering look. "I don't think 'point it at the big glowy thing' is actually how you aim if you're trying to hit the fucking moon."
 

Namohysip

Dragon Enthusiast
Staff
Partners
  1. charizard
"Actually, your friend is right," Zekrom said, frowning. "The moon is in the sky, and the laser is linear. We'd have to shoot through a quarter of the planet to reach Joule."

"Hnnzzz, you aren't one of those 'Cibus is flat' types, are you?" Chip asked Nate, buzzing.

"...Now that I think about it, we aren't really even sure if Joule would nullify that energy, too," Zekrom added.
 

Negrek

Die by the Sword
Staff
Nate glared at Chip. "No. But where I'm from people got ways of dealing with the fact that the earth is round. If your thing can't do that, fine, that's why you fucking ask." God, this Reverse World thing was pissing him the fuck off. And the fact that Rocky was giving him a look was pissing him off even more. Nate squeezed his eyes closed for a second and tried to think. "Right. Whatever. Won't work, fine. I'll talk to Arceus. The thing I was wondering is..." He focused on Zekrom. "The Tree of Life, then. You think it's something okay to use for this? If we thought of something that needed it? Or no?"
 

Namohysip

Dragon Enthusiast
Staff
Partners
  1. charizard
"If it's absolutely needed... You'd have to ask Xerneas if it's okay. But there are still a lot of risks involved, like whether this energy would be nullified, or even absorbed by Joule. We only have one decent shot if we do..." Zekrom nodded. "But it is an option, if we can find some way to aim it at Joule. But it may also... fail... If only we had more time to test it. But time is the one thing we no longer have."
 

Negrek

Die by the Sword
Staff
Nate waved a hand. "Forget the laser. Sounds like it ain't gonna work. But there might be other things we can do with all that power." If that wasn't already a part of Arceus' mysterious plan. "Thanks, anyway. I guess we'll talk to Xerneas if we need to. Good to know it ain't unethical as shit, anyhow. And thanks"--he jerked his head in Rocky's direction--"for the other tip, too."
 

Negrek

Die by the Sword
Staff
"Yeah?" Nate said. "You do you, I guess." He looked back over at Silver's team, hesitating for a moment. But no. Fuck it. "Come on, we got shit to do," he growled at Rocky, and stalked back towards the stairs.

Rocky called after him, ears pinned back, "Wait, but don't you want to--?"

"I said come on!"

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