I know I'm posting a lot of stories, and kind of fast. We have about eight main stories already completed, as well as a few side-stories. I'll try my best to space them out as much as possible, though. This story further deals with Elvis, and Shii. It isn't one of my favorite stories, as we didn't really know what direction we were going in, and the plot shifted several times. Having a third person on board also threw us off a bit. It was fun, though, albeit not entirely coherent. I do like the further development with CT and Musashi, though. As always, feedback is appreciated! It was a beautiful day, in Slateport. Although Musashi hadn't seen anything of him, since, Ahti and CT kept in touch, throughout the last ten years. CT didn't seem to mind. Ahti was an old friend, and Musashi was...well...Musashi. Differences were set aside, and things were almost like old times. Kai, Clem, and Nico had all grown, and Nico found himself with a very annoying little sister. Gentle waves rocked the boat, back and forth. The sun was bright, but not terribly hot. It was a great day, for fishing. Nico had never been fishing, before, and carefully listened to everything Ahti was teaching him. Kai, meanwhile, was swirling the water around, creating a miniature whirlpool. It wasn't the actual move, Whirlpool, as she didn't know that move. Kai, as it turned out, was a hydrokinetic. Both of her parents knew Water and Ice type moves, and passed them down, to her. Only she was able to throw her own style into it, sort of creating her own moves. Clem sat next to Ahti, waiting impatiently for a fish to bite. CT sat under the shaded portion of the boat. He really, really did not want to be there. Words could not express how much he did not want to be there. Between Ahti and Nico, though, he couldn't seem to get out of it. He still wore his typical suit, and a pair of rather fashionable sunglasses. Were they ever going to leave? It felt like they had been on the boat, for hours, and they probably had. CT was at the point where he was ready to just toss a Focus Blast at the water, and let them grab the fish that went flying up, just so he could get out of there. Clem puffed up her cheeks as she stared at the water, resembling a Jigglypuff whose concert got interrupted by everyone falling asleep. "Daddy," she whined. "When is a fishy gonna bite? Huh? Will I get a shiny fishy?" "Be patient, Clem!" Ahti chuckled. "It's called fishing, not catching." he smiled. Nico, meanwhile, couldn't quite get the hang of it. His reel kept getting tangled, and the line seemed to get stuck on every rock that was ever in the ocean. "I don't think I'm very good, at this..." he pouted. Ahti patted him, on the shoulder. "You'll get it." he said, with a warm grin. Kai, meanwhile, was doing her own fishing. She saw schools of fish swim by, and thought of an interesting way to catch them. She encircled the fish in a bowl of water, similar to a Water Pulse, and brought the fish and the water, onto the boat. "Daddy! Daddy, look! I caught one!" she said, happily bouncing up and down. The panicked fish swam around the pseudo-Water Pulse, in a frightened frenzy. Kai still had a long way to go, before she mastered her moves, and was having trouble keeping the orb a perfect, well, orb. Unfortunately, it was hovering right over CT, when it exploded, fish raining from it. "Oops." Kai said, not moving. Clem pouted even more. "Why can't it be called catching? It'd be more fun than waiting." she muttered. Then Clem noticed her sister, and got an idea. Maybe if she used her Assist, she could use a move that would get some fish, or maybe... She hung over the water, staring into it. Clem started to glow slightly. Ahti couldn't help, but laugh. CT wasn't laughing, however. "Stop laughing." he growled, pushing his now-soaked hair out of his face. Ahti didn't stop. "And that is why you don't wear a suit, on a fishing trip!" he grinned. Years ago, CT would have pummeled somebody who had dumped salt water and fish, on his favorite suit. After becoming human, and throughout the years, his temper had cooled a bit. Patience and tolerance was something his own kids had taught him. Instead of fuming, he just crossed his arms and slumped back into his seat, muttering something that was probably very impolite. Nico, meanwhile, had hooked something. Unfortunately, it wasn't a fish. A Wingull had gotten tangled in his line, and was not very happy about it. Nico froze, as the angry Wingull came swooping down, at him. "Um, M-Mr. P-Porter, there's...um...help. Please?" he stuttered, barely dodging a Peck, from the bird. CT started to show that Wingull what a good Dragon Pulse tasted like. Ever since that incident with the fusions, he had been a little overprotective, of Nico. Scratch that. He had been really overprotective, of Nico. This Wingull was going down. Ahti sent out a weak Thunderbolt, just enough to stop the Wingull from attacking, so he could untangle it from the line. The bird was sent flying off, and Nico was unharmed. Terrified, but unharmed. CT straightened his soaking wet, fish-scented jacket, and slumped back down. "I think that's enough adventure, for today." he said. It was about that time, when the adults were occupied with Nico, that a splash was heard beside Ahti. Clem had attempted to use her Assist to catch a fish, but ended up using her own Quick Attack and wound up diving into the water. She paddled in place, an upset pout on her face as her hair clung tightly to her head. "The fishy wouldn't stay still..." Kai rushed over to her sister, before Ahti could move. "I'll get her!" she chimed. Kai got into position, and raised the water around Clem. Water Spout couldn't be learned, by either Nidoking nor Absol, but this wasn't Water Spout. She was simply using that move, to get an idea of what she wanted to do. The huge spout raised Clem out of the water, and plopped her back onto the boat. The water that did so, collapsed and soaked everybody. CT just couldn't get a break, today. Ahti laughed about the whole thing, but Nico didn't seem much happier, than his dad. Although he was less grumpy, and more pouting. "Okay, okay," Ahti said, brushed the wet hair from his face. "You're right. I suppose that is enough, for today." he said, as he started moving the boat, toward the shore. Clem pouted as she sat in the boat, trying to shake the water off like a puppy. CT started to protest, as Clem shook the water off, but decided not to. He already smelled like seaweed and dead fish, might as well add wet Furret. Ahti, meanwhile, pulled the boat up to the docks, and unloaded. Meanwhile, on the beach came Musashi, followed by two females. The girls CT put him in charge of had grown, quite nicely. Although Soto, the youngest, seemed to always be engrossed in drawing, and always sat on the sidelines while Musashi taught in his dojo. "Here we are, you should be able to get along with the family that lives around here." he said. Zero and Lash sat on the beach, while Ahti, CT and the kids were out. A young girl, about nine years of age, sat next to Lasciel. She wore an oversized shirt, rather than a bathing suit, and looked rather bored. She seemed to be staring straight ahead, even though her dark hair covered most of her face. "Are you sure she's...y'know...okay?" Zero said to Lash, quietly. "Oh, she's fine." Lash replied. "She's just broody and grumpy and hates everything, just like her dad." she said, smiling. The girl, Mavra, said nothing. She didn't even move. She didn't even acknowledge Musashi and the girls, heading toward them. Zero smiled, as she greeted Musashi. "Musashi! Been a while! Ahti and the girls are out fishing. They somehow managed to drag CT and Nico along." she grinned. "Still trying to figure out how that happened." Lash said, with a light chuckle. Mavra still didn't move. She just sat there, continuing her staring contest with the world. Soto, now much older, noticed Mavra, and walked up to her. She observed the eerily-still girl, and sat down next to her. She waved a hand in front of Mavra's face, in attempt to get her to notice. "Is she even breathing?" she finally said, to Lash. Mavra made a brief twich, of what may have been irritation. "Yup, looks like it." Lash said, in a teasing tone. "Cool." Soto chirped, as she put her headphones over her head, and pulled out a large sketchpad, from her tote bag. She began sketching Mavra, because Mavra was a very good model, whether she knew it or not. Lilith, meanwhile, twitched, nervously. She was a Fire type, so beaches weren't exactly her favorite place. "Can we um," she said, fidgeting. "Maybe do something, further inland? Like maybe the marketplace? The ocean makes me really nervous..." she said, quietly. Musashi sighed at Lillith. "Come now, Lillith, we discussed this many times. We are human now, so we are allowed to have more human hobbies. You don't have flames coming out of you anymore, so you can enjoy the beach." he got close to her, taking her wrist. "Come, I'll go in with you. We'll take baby steps." Lilith blushed, slightly, as Musashi moved closer, to her. At first, she resisted. She didn't want to go into the water. Then she figured, maybe he was right. Maybe it wasn't so bad. She started slowly moving, closer to the water. She could do this. This wasn't so bad, at all! Mavra's mouth turned into a crooked grin, which eerily resembled that of her father's. She twitched her head, and a rumble of rocks came sliding over the ground, toward Lilith and Musashi. The Rock Slide wasn't meant to hurt either of them, simply to trip them and cause them to faceplant, into the water. Lilith fumbled, trying to get to her feet. "ITOLDYOUTHEOCEANWASEVILSEEI'MNOTCRAZY!" she shouted, panicked. Musashi got up and wiped the water off his face. "No, the water isn't evil, Lillith. Come, let's try one more time. Nice and slow, ok? So we don't trip, this time." Lilith, refused to step back into the water. "No, no, I'm not gonna do it!" she protested. Mavra twitched her head again, and sent another Rock Slide tumbling toward them, dumping them further into the water. Lilith scurried out and clung to Musashi, like a frightened cat. Lash caught it, this time. "Mavra Blackstone!" she yelled. Soto didn't hear the commotion, because she still had her music on, and was still sketching. Mavra just shrugged and grinned. Musashi sighed. How many times could he trip? He then froze when he heard the name 'Blackstone', uttered by Lash, and stared at the girl sitting by Soto. That grin, that same accursed grin. Musashi realized a horror he never thought would come to fruition. Mother of Arceus, they had another one. "Lillith, listen to me. The water is fine, it just seems this beach has a prankster, and she takes more after her father than her older brother does." he said. Then Musashi heard the all-too familiar high voice shouting "Look! I'ts Musashi! Hi, Musashi!" Glade, Shade, and Mac were all on the beach, with Mac and Glade making a decent-sized sand castle. "Shade, is there a reason why we are in a completely different region than Unova? Though I do feel more accomplished that I can still function properly with sand on my legs." Mac asked. "Don't you remember? I heard that ChewyTaquitos has rented a boat here, and at least one of them knows the whereabouts of Elvis." Shade replied, as he looked towards the pier. "But Shade, Taquitos are supposed to be crunchy, not chewy." "I... never mind." Glade finished the last touches of their sandcastle...or, to be exact, a Japanese sand castle. "I wonder if anyone will find this neat? I know that Nico is on the boat." Glade asked Mac. "Nothing a little laser-cut precision can't master; I am also efficient in ice sculpting too." "I wanna see that when we get back to Unova, Mac." "I'm a crime scene investigator, not an artist, Vladimir."