Mike "Ranger" Dawson
Hidden spot behind the Weather Institute
"It's been a while", Mike heard someone say behind him.
Mike turned around, looking at his friend. "It's about time you showed up", he said and smiled, "I thought you were gonna leave me waiting here forever".
"Well, they've been putting up extra security stations right outside Fortree, and the only way to get around them is through the forest", Thomas said. "Which brings us to the topic I wanted to discuss. Shall we?" He said and pointed at a tree at the edge of the forest.
"Sure", Mike replied when a rope ladder fell down, followed by Tom(Thomas' Taillow), I'm just gonna go get my pokemon and I'll be right with you.
Once in the treehouse Mike said, "I think I know what you're about to tell me".
"Yeah?" Thomas said.
"I assume this is about the missing pokemon, am I right?" Mike asked.
"Yes, but that's no big secret. However, the government has-"
"Started to abduct trainers too." Mike finished the sentence. The look on Thomas face was priceless when he heard what Mike said. "What's the matter?" Mike said with a smile on his face.
"There is no way that you could know that", Thomas said, still surprised. "There has only been a few cases of it, and only in Fortree so far."
"Well, you are not my only friend from here", Mike answered and this seemed to confuse Thomas a lot.
"Who else? Last time we spoke you didn't have that many friends besides me, and you seem to pay all your attention to pokemon." Thomas said.
"You just answered your own question", Mike said when Sean appeared behind him.
"Who's that?" Thomas asked and looked at Sean, even more confused.
"This is Sean", Mike said, "I found him a few hours ago and he told me that his trainer, Christie, had been taken away by the feds. They took her to the same building as the abducted pokemon, but Sean here managed to escape."
"Christie?" Thomas said, his face turning pale.
"You know her?" Mike asked.
"Yes, I think so", Thomas said, still pale. "Short, long dark hair, always happy?" he said, looking at Sean. Sean noded and he continued, "We went to the same class in school, she was one of the few in our class with the same interests as me. Which, as you know, is mainly pokemon." After his face regained soem color he said, "We've got to do something. This has been going on for long enough, it's time to put an end to it."
"I couldn't agree more with you, but we can't do it alone, besides, we can't be the only ones with thoughts like these, there must be others...If only there was a way to find out who..." Mike suddenly got an idea, "Thomas, you said there are security stations all around Fortree?"
"Yeah, but that won't help us much, will it?" Thomas asked with a tone of sarcasm in his voice.
"That depends, do they search the people who tries to get through?"
"Not all of them, but most, especially if someone looks suspicious. I still don't see how this help us..."
"How many ways could there be, besides those that are blocked by stations, that leads into Fortree?" Mike asked.
"Well, there are a few small paths through the forest, but most of them are just dead ends, or end up at some house in the forest. Other than that you could of course walk through the forest, without following the paths, but it's easy to get lost, I've done it a few times myself. What are you thinking Ranger?"
"If there are more people like us, they will probably end up here eventually since this is the best lead to finding the missing pokemon. What if we find some way to keep an eye on these paths for some time, to see if someone else appears, after all, it's not very likely that the trainers will risk going through the stations. and regular people wont bother walking through the forest."
"This might actually work", Thomas said after thinking for a moment, "but there are a few problems, how are you gonna watch all of the paths at the same time when we're only two? And how will you know who are trainers? If we actually find someone on those paths."
"Hmm, you're right, I have to think about this for a minute." Mike said, already trying to find a solution.
OOC: I think I'll have to stop here, this post seemed to get very long, and I think that it will be a bit too long if continue...Anyways, I'm working on a way for us too meet, since at the moment we are all separated from each other. (Besides From Kirra[Splishee] and Minerva[Alana Marie]) I hope you don't mind this. If you do, tell me and I'll stop...