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All: Oh crap.

My girlfriend is a Volcarona, your argument is invalid.

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-Maggie is oblivious to the buckling-

Maggie: -to Tagg- "Oh, if I wanted to do that, I could always look at fanart, I know how you feel about the fandom in general."

"And there's probably at least some art out there that gave you better abs than you actually have."

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Silent notices something and looks around then curses under his breath.

"Uhm... Girls and Tagg? I don't want to be the 'stop having fun' guy but stop having fun! The bridge's about to crack!"

-and points to the bridge while Dintel and presumably Ana call us from the other side.

Algira -nuzzles Helios: <I don't really see the problem~>

8 out of 10 cats prefer Whiskas. The other two are murdering for fun and food.

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-Grabs Maggie and runs across the bridge as it starts to break apart-

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-Maggie is grabbed-

Maggie: "Wah!"

-She then starts to notice the bridge breaking apart as she is carried to the other side of the bridge-

-Her Pokemon that aren't already on the other side begin rushing there-

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Algira flutters towards the group as they reach to the safe side; as they reach there, Dintel shows a couple of bolts he has recovered from the Ballista.

Dintel: <I can has found more treasure!>

"...Dintel now is [not] the time!"

Dintel tilts head then gives the bolts to Ana, still feeling proud of himself.

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Ana: <...>

-We make it across just as the bridge completely crumbles into the chasm-

Oh great...

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Kernel: <I'm regretting getting roped into this now more than ever.>

SleepyHead: <At least we all seem to have made it across fine.>

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-Algira listens to Sleepyhead and Kernel-

Algira: <Well the problem is when they have to get out.>

-Sardonically to Tagg-

"You know... it is good to know the Alakagross kept other species in consideration when they designed their death traps. ¬¬" -- looks around -- "Well, I guess it's a one-way path now."

-And kicks a pebble the remains of the Ballista.-

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-Puts back on my clothes, a noticeable hole having gone through them-

Well yes, at least they weren't racist in that aspect.

-Algira's nudging makes a part fall out-

Ana: <Ooh, what's that?>

-Examining the object-

Seems to be some sort of...miniature 3D printer.

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Umbra: That was close...

Xavier: -inspecting the device- Interesting...

My girlfriend is a Volcarona, your argument is invalid.

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Maggie: "Huh. That's probably how they made those guards."

SleepyHead: <Wouldn't surprise me.>

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-Listening to the comments-

"...Friggin' economies of scale." -- fiddles with his gear a moment -- "We should get going then. Hopefully we can survive until we examine the artifact."

????: <...Oh? That would be good.... ~>

"...?"

-Silent turns around and sees [Sol] standing behind the group, just by the edge of the chasm. She is twirling her tail and munching on something.-

-Looking at the wide chasm then back at Sol-

"...H-how did you get here?"

Sol -looks puzzled: <Uhm... I'm a psychic cat? I just followed the path...>

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Muddy: <Path? You mean the M&Ms?>

-Looks across the chasm and notices that the trail Silent put is gone-

<Um, Sol? Did you eat all the M&Ms?>

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Silent meanwhile is trying to make sense out of how Sol arrived.

"...B-b-but the spikes of death!"

Sol -munches: <I'm a cat. Walked on the wall.>

"...T-the arrows!"

Sol -munches: <I'm a psychic. Saw them coming.>

"...And the spheres and bots?"

Sol -munches: <I'm a cat. They ignored me.>

"...T-the bridge?"

At this point Sol turns to Xavier or SleepyHead.

Sol: <...What part of 'psychic cat' has he trouble understanding?> -- twirls tail in exasperation.

-Listens to Muddy and swallows-

Sol -munches: <Ah yes, thanks for leaving some [lunch] for me!> -- nods, then purrs to Tagg -- <I was tired after exploring around with Mew.>

-Silent sighs-

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Well this expedition is going splendidly....

Muddy: <Looks like we're going to have to go even deeper.>

-Using Aura Sense-

There appears to be some sort of lift all the way at the end, we can probably use that instead of trying to go back the way we came.

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SleepyHead: <No comment.>

Maggie: "Oh good, that means the flying mons won't have to ferry us across. Especially because Draca's the only one here I think who knows Fly..."

Sweetie: <You doubt me, my queen? I could ferry this whole group across!>

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Well we could just recall everyone, but then there's all the humans that need ferrying.

Draca: <Perhaps in your dreams, drone.>

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Silent nods.

"Though to be honest it couldn't be so bad... besides, I haven't taken a ride on someone's Salamence since... let's see... forever." -- sads internally.

Algira -to Sweetie: <Good for you. All I can carry is Dintel and that with some effort, I think...> -- turns to Helios and flashes colors -- <But I'm sure you could carry one or two mons~>

-Dintel, meanwhile, takes the initiative and walks ahead not minding the danger much-

-Sol meanwhile is still sitting by the edge and looking at everybody-

Sol -after she listens to Tagg: <...But I said I'm a psychic cat! I memorized the path!>

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Maggie: "Yeah, that would be easier."

"Though the lift is still the best option."

-Sweetie gives a slightly miffed buzz at Draca-

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-Xavier blinks at Sol-

My girlfriend is a Volcarona, your argument is invalid.

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-Sol raises a paw as if wanting to consult something as she continues to talk to Xavier-

Sol: <Does it happen to you sometimes? That your Trainer seems to forget or not take into account what you are? I think, Chrome and you are kinda special... not that I want to mean anything bad… with that…>

Silent meanwhile grabs his stuff.

To Tagg.

"Well then, at least in true ruins explorer fashion, we don't leave until we leave. You know what I mean." -- looks ahead -- "Dintel wait for us!"

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Alright then, we have to go deeper.

Muddy: -Flicks a pebble at my head-

Ow!

Muddy: <Don't do that again.>

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-Maggie is now strangely tempted to make a more obnoxious reference deeper in the ruins if she gets the chance-

Maggie: "Alright, let's go, then."

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While Dintel waits ahead, Silent and Sol follow Maggie and the rest of the group.

Sol -walks back and forth between Silent's legs: <...Hey, where can I learn quantumnuclear kinetics?>

"You what?" -- blinks -- "Uhm... first, probably in a university... not from books, it's a very specific subject; second... why would a cat like you want to learn that?"

Sol: <I just want to understand how some things [work], I guess.>

-thinks for a moment-

"Well, Sol, look, I don't think-"

Sol: <…Can I sign up at a university?>

"Uhm… well…"

Meanwhile Algira flutters around Helios while trailing the group.

Algira: <Then all those Murkrow started flying back and forth around the city. Can you imagine that?> -- buzzes in an amused tone -- <And Harriet said Shahinne wanted to go because she said she was a Murkrow, she's so cute...>

8 out of 10 cats prefer Whiskas. The other two are murdering for fun and food.