we're getting somewhere now
Amid the streets of the Ruined Village, all was quiet. All but the howl of the wind and the insistent bickering of two young pokemon.
"Lacey's the best leader, no doubt about that!" Spoon declared
"Ah?! No way. Thalia and Abel take that spot," Cove replied quickly, glancing behind him at the ghost in his backpack.
"Nah man, no puff ball will ever be better than a Gliscor."
"Well, just watch two puff balls easily take down that idiot of a bat."
"He's got flying-type moves, they stand no chance. Plus, I hear he's even got a OHKO move."
"Pfft, he'll never be able to catch them in the first place!"
"Yeah? A Gliscor can easily out speed a-" Spoon stopped short in her rebut when Cove suddenly froze. She lowered her voice to barely a whisper. "What is it?" she asked.
"I hear something..." Cove answered, his large ears twitching, straining to pick up sound. "No. Someone. I hear someone slither on the ground."
"Hide in there," Spoon pointed to a broken building. Cove quickly hopped into the large hole in the wall and hid in the shadows.
He was about to peek around, when Spoon stopped him. "I can spy from the shadows," she explained, and dipped into his backpack.
In the shadow of the building window a glow appeared, and quickly took form of Spoon's eye. She scanned the street for any signs of movement.
Cove waited impatiently, anxious to hear from Spoon.
"Hey, Cove?" A voice broke the silence.
"Yeah? What is it? Is someone there?" he replied.
"There... aren't supposed to be any pokemon other than those Destruction guys... right?"
"Then I think we found one," Spoon answered, "There's a Dragonair patrolling the street. And they're a big one..."
The Dragonair in question slithered down the street, his blue eyes darting from shadow to shadow. His height was truly impressive; he was as high as the buildings around him.
"Well, size never mattered to me," Cove snickered. "The bigger they are, the bigger the impact they make when they fall."
"Yeap. Watch out for that tail when you go in," Spoon warned as she appeared from his backpack, only to disappear again.
"I'll keep that in mind," Cove said, and lithely lept out of the building.
"Hmm?" The Dragonair turned when he heard movement, and turned to face Cove, "Gah, what are kids doing here-"
He wasn't given a chance to finish as from his shadow Spoon emerged and hit him hard with a Shadow Sneak, propelling him towards Cove. Before allowing the giant serpent to recover or fall, Cove pulled back his fist and slammed it into the Dragonair. The Dragonair was winded, but not for long, and quickly retaliated by slamming Cove with Dragon Tail, flinging the small pokemon into a building, which easily crumbled in the impact.
"Owhh..." Cove whined as he began to rise, wincing at the pain.
"You hanging on?" Spoon asked from his backpack, to which Cove nodded slowly.
Meanwhile the Dragonair began to slither to the broken building. "You are no ordinary kids," he hissed vehemently, "You must be rookie brats from that Royal Guard, aren't you? You need to leave this place at once!"
Cove glared at the Dragonair in response. "Yeah?" he replied, "And who's gonna make us? You?"
"Such attitude will get you killed," the Dragonair spat, "I'm giving you a chance to live. Take it, if you're smart enough!"
"Not even likely," Cove huffed proudly. "You're going to tell us everything about your organization..." He then smirked at the Dragonair's angry expression. "If you're smart enough," he added, snickering to himself. Spoon gave a ghostly chuckle as well.