OOC: Took a break from writing to post here. Just HAD to get one more before WAR is over. ^^'
Guardian Units of Nations
Central City, into G.U.N HQ
DoH, Grassy, Sabi maybe a lil
Cassie felt awful that such a young kid would feel so nervous or fearful. Before she could tell Kioji that he had nothing to feel guilty about, heavy thuds and the terrible sound of rending metal came from above them. Alarms in the building began to blare and put everyone into motion. Those in the lobby who had been watching the scene with Kioji took off in different directions as more flooded down in escape of the upper levels. Something was attacking the GUN base.
Kioji’s simple statement caught Cassie’s attention. He seemed intent to help, less hesitant than he had been before. Cassie only nodded before the robot who had been trying to stop Kioji a moment before addressed them. He accepted any assistance, while cautioning them, then mentioned Astrailyx and Metal Sonic. Cassie had heard the name Sonic mentioned before, but not a Metal
Sonic. She assumed that was who had attacked since the robot said the other, Astrailyx, had pushed him from the building. The Ranger started into action after Kioji took off to follow the robot. She wished him luck as he was out of sight before turning to BJ.
“Go up through the building. Help out if anyone’s trapped from damage up there. I’ll follow after I get the others.”
The Lucario nodded and started working his way up. Finding the stairwell still had people coming down from the upper levels, he leapt his way upward by using the railings as a ladder. As he worked his way through the building, Cassie went back through the lobby door to the security desk. The officers working there were directing people to a safer building and keeping in contact with others by radio. She spotted the orange cat from earlier and walked over.
“I could really use my things back.”
He glanced up at her with a look of exasperation. “We’re in the middle of a situation. You can’t just come in here, calm as ya please and start asking things of me!” The cat stopped to give a short reply to a shout from the radio.
“I realize you’re in a situation here,” Cassie responded, still not raising her voice any further than she needed over the din of alarms. “Losing my head won’t help anything. I can
however get my Pokemon back to help out so I can do my job.”
The cat looked at her again. There were people still hurrying through the door and another security officer was yelling at him. He finally shook his head and told her to get her things from the desk. They had not been put away yet since she had only just come in a short time before. After sliding the shotgun back into its holster under her pack, she swung the belt back around her hips and pulled a pokeball off. The dark, heavy-clawed figure that appeared in front of her had a deep red feather crest and collar. With all the activity, he could sense trouble in a glance. He looked up at Cassie with his ever present smirk.
“Feel like a stretch, Shard?” The Weavile’s crooked smile deepened. The Ranger nodded. “There’s trouble up on the roof. BJ’s already on the way up inside. Think you can get there from the outside?”
Without answering, he jumped up on the desk. Instead of dodging around everyone going out, he leapt over their heads to kick off the wall and out the door. Having settled that, Cassie released another Pokemon. This time a purple monkey with a hand-like appendage on her tail came out like a whirlwind in all the excitement. As Cassie was walking away, the Aipom clambered up onto her shoulder.
Upstairs, BJ had reached the floors that Metal Sonic smashed through before being ejected from the building. Broken metal and tile created sharp piles of debris. Electric arcs sparked between the exposed metal and severed wires. There were soldiers and other GUN employees trying to make their way around gaping holes and wrought steel that now blocked hallways. He spotted a team trying to clear a space that was cutting a group off from the exit. When he walked over there were several odd looks at the Lucario. BJ did not pay attention, noticing a weak spot on one side of the metal beam.
.” His deep voice cautioned those on the other side.
Taking a step back himself, he closed his eyes and concentrated on the object in front of him. With a low growl, his paw shot forward. The Focus Punch broke through the twisted metal, allowing them to create a gap for the group to escape through. It was then that Cassie caught up from the stairway.
“Is everything alright up here?”
The people on the floor looked at each other, before a soldier spoke up. “Oh yeah. We’re just peachy.”
His sarcasm was not lost on the woman, but she smiled approvingly nonetheless. “Good to hear. Now, is there someone in charge up here?”
“Not that I know of,” the same soldier shook his head. “Anyone up here in fighting condition followed after Metal Sonic. Those not going after the intruder were told to help evacuate the top floors. But, it’s a big job with all the damage he did.”
Cassie looked around. She was about to ask if there was anyone else on that floor when the lights overhead began exploding from the fluctuations in electricity. Everyone ducked, trying to get out from under the damaged fixtures. As they approached the end of the hall, there was a room with backup generators. The wall was broken in and a generator had been crippled during the intrusion. Sparks would fly every time the power surged. It was near overloading and the next machine could be damaged if it blew. No one noticed while they were trying to avoid the bursting lights overhead. The Aipom on Cassie’s shoulder was tugging on her collar and screeching in warning, but the Ranger did not catch on at first.
“Hang on, Kiwi! We have to get out of here!”
She looked up when the generator began to make a horribly, grinding shriek. Smoke was beginning to rise when BJ tackled the Ranger to the ground. The noise rose in pitch and decibels with the flickering electricity. The others all hit the ground. But the noise suddenly hissed to a stop. Cassie and BJ looked up. They could hear the turbine inside slowing down. The generator looked as if it was still covered in sparks, but they were bright blue and red.
“Byte?” Cassie questioned. A pair of glowing blue eyes appeared on the side, making a couple people yelp in shock. A buzzing giggle came from the machine and Cassie gave a sigh of relief. “You always wait till the last moment don’t you?”
The Rotom emerged from the now shut down generator, his bolt-like arms of electricity shifting constantly as he waved them happily. Kiwi was chattering excitedly from Cassie’s shoulder, obviously impressed with Byte’s entrance. Another fluctuation in the power caused the remaining lights to flicker again and the Aipom ducked under her trainer’s arm.
Cassie looked at the soldier behind her. “Is there anything up here that needs a lot of power?” He shook his head, there was nothing to his knowledge. She turned to the Rotom hovering in front of her. “Go find the breaker and shut off electricity up here before the whole building blacks out from a power surge. Then make sure the other generators haven’t been damaged. And no playing,” she warned. The little Pokemon gave a disappointed hiss like static. “You’ll have plenty of time to play later, alright?”
Brightening up immediately, his voice crackled happily as he shot off into the power lines in a bolt of blue energy. While the group moved up to the next floor, Byte found the electrical breakers and switched off the power to the upper levels. Everything that was not damaged upstairs would be running from the emergency generators now.