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 She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain, CLOSED/ Dio Hardy
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 Posted: May 23 2018, 06:57 PM
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Emira was tired of hanging around Sodalite. Her next haunt was going to be Granite City, but that meant she'd need to make her way through the mountain trails just outside of Sodalite. Seeing as how she'd never been up Mt. Larimar before, Emira, on this rare occasion, opted to rough the scenic route and forego the train that she'd probably wind up taking from here on out.

The bright idea to take a tour guide, as it were, along the mountain pass was a no-brainer. If the Pokemon on the mountain didn't try to kill her, the mountain itself might. That's why Officer Ottoman, in her cunning, decided to enlist someone who had stronger Pokemon than she did and had been through the mountain before. It was rare that subordinates made requests of their superiors, but that hadn't stopped Emira from asking Commander Diodore Hardy to accompany her on this trip. "You owe me for helping you land that new job," she'd joked, even though she'd sentenced him to managing a host of crybabies. (Well, Giovanni had sentenced it; she'd just passed the suggestion up the chain of command.)

The truth was that Emira and Dio knew each other tangentially. She'd been recruited as a lowly grunt during the end of his tenure as an Officer. Before he became a Spy and went off on his wild travels all over the world, Emira made sure he'd remember her as his best worker. When Emira had gone up for her own promotion, she'd asked Dio to put in a good word for her. They weren't friends, at least she didn't consider them so, but she did respect Dio--and not just for his rank, either. His personality matched her own well, and Ottoman was a big enough narcissist to appreciate anyone she considered to be like her.

"Isn't this better than spending a day filling orders and dealing with those incompetent baristas?" she said in all seriousness. "You've been out of the field too long, sir. It's good to stretch your legs," she said half-jokingly, though her voice's inflection hadn't changed at all since she began speaking. They'd worked together for a few years now, so as Emira saw it she was entitled to a few jokes here and there. She'd been sure to call Dio sir to keep up appearances, however. He was, at this point, more than a full rank above her own, and even thought she loathed decorum Emira was sure to keep it.

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flynn arrives! and blue and othello come with.
"You're making this a bigger deal than it is."

‹ "As I already said, Flynn, you're not making it a big enough deal. "›

‹ "Ah, Nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow." ›

A brief glance at him, then back to her: "You're being dramatic."

‹ "He's our - your commanding officer! "›

Flynn smirked. It was a rare occurrence to see the pooch so unbidden, so flustered that she stumbled over her words. He knew exactly the cause of it too -- they were supposed to meet a Team Rocket executive, and he was late. As if that wasn't already the end of the world, Flynn also didn't seem to be exactly in a rush. He laced his boots with ultimate - maybe even purposeful - slowness, was very careful in selecting exactly which windbreaker - blue? red? teal? - he wanted to wear, and then made a motion of yawning just before the door, hand already on the knob.

Fed up, Blue nipped at his heels, jaws snapping.

Flynn had expected it, so he didn't yelp, but he did flinch and lift a leg off the ground, pretending to pout. What he got in return was a low growl, lips curled to reveal sharp teeth. He raised a hand. "Alright, alright. You win. Let's go." Pulling the door open, he stepped through the passageway with sudden purpose, speeding up as he shuffled down the stairs and leaping over the bottom step as usual.

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SHIT-FACED SHIT-HEAD 3 HOURS AGO
> I'm headed out.
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Flynn had always been a shitty texter. Even back in highschool, when he'd been a more whole version of himself, he had sucked at texting. Back then, he'd attributed it to the fact that he hadn't gotten a real phone until high school, a fact that he was hopelessly made fun of, and so getting adjusted to the new technology was a learning curve. Nowadays, though, he didn't have any excuse except the fact that he hated his phone (his thumbs were too fucking big and he was always making typos) and he had no friends, so whenever his phone made a noise it was almost always work-related.

A new assignment, a new mission, a new way he could fuck up his already fucked up life.

Or an invitation to go... hiking?

When he had gotten the original text message from Commander Hardy, he had stared at it in disbelief. For a moment, he had forgotten even that the man was back in Jinoa. Last he'd heard, he was sent on missions overseas by Giovanni himself. Then, a second glance, and he twitched in irritation at the actual words on the screen. Hiking? What the fuck? And Diodore had sent the whole text message like a command, like there wasn't any universe in which he could imagine Flynn rejecting him.

Which, well, wasn't not true.

Over the years, Flynn and Diodore had developed somewhat of a friendly - if it could be called that - bond, since Diodore was the single reason why Flynn was stuck in the crime syndicate in the first place. But Diodore was also the one that had saved Flynn's life, pulled him out of the metaphorical but also very literal gutter and having spent several years circulating around the system, choked by an endless cycle of prison and drugs and more prison. So, you could see why Flynn kind of hated him, but also why he owed him his life. Hence the begrudging relationship. And hence the sort-of respect. And hence why he had agreed to the fucking first place even though there was literally anything else in the world that he would have rather been caught doing.

Backpack slung over one shoulder, Flynn and his pokemon made their way up Mt. Larimar at least 3 hours after the assigned meet-up time. He knew that there was no way that either Ottoman or Dio would have waited for them, and he would have called them idiots if they did. The Spy watched as his Mightyena raced up the paved path that was quickly turning into all rocks and shubbery. Every couple of feet she would pause, staring down at him and silently glaring at him to hurry up, which he did - if only so begrudgingly. It wasn't like Flynn was particularly lazy or lacked athletic ability. In fact, the opposite was actually true. A few long strides and he was caught up to Blue in no time, who once again raced forward before pausing to wait for her trainer.

Othello sat precariously in his hoodie, small body half-lounged over one of Flynn's shoulders, after having refused to go back into his pokeball. They had been in too much of a rush for Flynn to properly man-handle the Trapinch into it and so, in an unusual bout of agreeableness, had let the bug-type cling to his shoulder. Despite the extra weight (which wasn't much, considering Trapinch only weighed in at 33 lbs), Flynn climbed the trail with relative ease until he saw what he thought were two familiar figures in the distance. Hurrying forward, he jogged forward to meet them.

In the end, it was Othello who announced their arrival. ‹ "The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome. Derek Walcott " › Unfailingly, Flynn set a bewildered - if slightly irritated - glance at the bug on his shoulder. He blamed him from the awkward silence that ensued, and was glad when Blue was the one to break it.

The Mighyena stepped forward and dipped her head, bowing deeply before Dio and his party.

‹ "My greatest apology for our tardiness, sir. "›

Beside her, Flynn shrugged. "So, we doing this hike or what?"

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bright like a star, but he burned everything that he had
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Mt. Larimar was a beautiful locale. Much more so than any of the cities he'd been to. No matter what region he had visited everything always looked the same- except the mountains. Diodore had no qualms with guiding Emira through the rough passages that wound carefully through the mountain. Especially, not when she had brought him a fresh cup of black coffee and remembered he preferred four tablespoons of sugar with it. No creamer. Emira Ottoman was heaven sent. Until she mentioned his most recent mission.

"You're fucking kidding." He grumbled as they traipsed slowly up the mountain towards the rendezvous point. "You condemned me!" Diodore smirked in her general direction as he lifted his hand to steady Blanche. The constraint pokemon had insisted on remaining out of her Pokeball- casting dangerous glares at Emira. Even now, her deep red gaze bore into the woman's head as if she wanted nothing more than to give her a headache. Emira was being just a touch too friendly.

Diodore ignored his jealous pokemon and looked back at the younger woman. She had grown up quite nicely since last he'd seen her. Five years was a long time to be abroad. However, she had always been his best subordinate. As they neared the rendezvous site that was only heightened by the fact that Flynn was nowhere to be seen. It was like a blow to the commander's heart, truth be told and his crestfallen look surely prompted Emira's next statement. Earning the officer a baleful look.

His arms folded and the white and blue pokemon on his shoulders clapped her hands gleefully. "It's your fault I deal with them at all." The intonation in his voice was flat and cold. "I was in the field, actually." Eyes narrowed at the woman before whisking to glare at a small geodude hiding behind her on the path. The geodude lifted it's arms and hurried away before he approached and he managed a small grin at it's silliness. "Commanders have no time to rest."

Curiosity flashed in his face as he dropped his arms and continued walking up the path, undoubtedly Flynn would catch up with them at some point. He had always been prone to tardiness- even during his grunt years. "I heard you recently worked with Flynn." Diodore stated after a few moments, "Got a fossil for your efforts." The commander was more interested in looking at her fossil pokemon. It was legitimately going to be the highlight of his day if she brought the beautiful creature out. Diodore loved his subordinates pokemon almost as much as his own. Which, put them higher than his subordinates in his eyes.

"Let's see him."

At this opportune moment, three hours late, approached Flynn. Fury flashed across Diodore's face before dispersing to a cool calm. "Ah, about time you joined us." Nope, there was the ire in his tone. Looking down, he noticed Blue approach with apologies. Casting one last dejected scowl at the trainer he dropped to his knees and reached for the rocket loving pup. "Blue! Been a while, girl." He attempted to pat the mightyena's head affectionately, "Look how big you've gotten. Don't worry- I know Flynn is a dumbass." Suffice to say, he scowled once more at the man.

Instead of apologizing like his pokemon, Flynn shrugged and pushed for the hike. With a sigh of dismissal, Diodore narrowed his eyes, "You'd know if you arrived on time." Still scowling, "For once." If one didn't know him they could swear he was pouting, "You read the message." The scowl grew more dejected and he looked down at Blue, "Sad, she has a better sense of time." Another offered pat. Much to Blanche's dissatisfaction for the small constraint pokemon hopped off of Dio's shoulder and glared between the two females indecisively.


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("I was in the field, actually. Commanders don't have time to rest.")

Hardy's rebuttal to her sly comment piqued Emira's interest. Though she wouldn't ask him about his whereabouts or his fieldwork missions - they were none of her business and the flow of need-to-know information certainly did not flow downward - she'd run the questions through her own head. What business did Team Rocket have in other regions? And what exactly was Dio's role in everything? The higher up people got, the more difficult it became to gauge role and duty. The operative she'd asked to accompany her through the mountain pass was likely a different operative than the one she associated with her Rocket beginnings, likely changed in subtle ways by experience and status.

It was Dio's idea to invite Kris to tag along. Emira had worked with him once and liked him, but she wouldn't have asked him to help escort her on her own accord. That's why she didn't care that he was late--or whether he showed at all, really. Their party of two kept onward with the understanding that it was a late person's job to catch up. "Yeah, I did," she said in response to his mention of her working with Kris the spy and receiving a fossil from Dr. Brite. She reflected briefly on the hellish job it had been trying to take on that gang of do-gooders just the two of them. It was an accomplishment that they'd been able to keep any of their haul. That was, of course, thanks to Kris, but Emira was there too so she was sure to give herself some credit.

Her superior had given her an order, and so without another word the Officer was releasing her puny Aerodactyl, inviting him to join them on this hike. Emira was not one to let her Pokemon roam freely out of their Pokeballs with no reason like they were pets or playthings, but Dio did enjoy interacting with Pokemon of all sorts - even other people's - so she could have seen this coming. "His name's Pterano," she said, just as her little bird began to cry out warning sounds to the unfamiliar man and his Meowstic. "He's protective," she clarified, before putting her lips together to make a kissing noise. The revived fossil turned and climbed up his momma's leg, then her side, before finally wrapping himself around her shoulders. Pretty soon, he'd be too large to do this anymore, but for now he still fit. Anticipating that her impish little Pterano's affinity for snapping and her superior's love of Pokemon might be a bad match, she offered a warning to Dio. "I wouldn't try petting him."

It was shortly following that moment that their party's tardy third member arrived, accompanied by a Pokemon who seemed more than willing to be pet. The way the Mightyena bowed before Dio was otherworldly. For starters, the scene was bizarre to Emira because she'd not taught her Pokemon to show such deference to anyone but her. Besides, Ottoman's pinched pride wondered why Dio got the royal treatment, even as she stood just beside him. "I must be invisible," she muttered to herself, while Pterano took to chirping again to both announce the arrival of newcomers and warn them from getting too close to his mother. She shushed him, because it was too early in the day for such racket in her ears.

Listening to the banter between the boys was like a peek into their relationship. Obviously, whatever bond they shared seemed to blur the official lines of discrete ranking. And while she wasn't particularly friendly with Kris, Emira still refused to become the third wheel in an expedition she'd organized; she resolved to insert herself into their conversation while remaining in her subordinated position. "Flynn," she greeted him by saying his name alone. "We were just talking about the mission back in the ruins. There was no time to say it before we had to split up, but that was good work back there."

Even as she spoke, Emira pressed on, not allowing the hike's progression to be slowed down for long just because the spy had finally arrived. Whether these two had just wanted an excuse to see each other again she couldn't be sure, but in her mind it was her job to keep this thing on track so she could make her plans in Granite City. Dio was the navigator, and both he and Kris served as muscle, but there was only one captain. "You ever been to Granite City, Flynn?"

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REVIVES THIS THREAD!!!!!!!!! sorry i didnt forget, flynn was just being a stubborn muse. also took some liberties here koi, so lmk if i need to change anything
To no one's surprise, Blue was the most excited to see Diodore. The Mighyena romped up to him excitedly, dipping her head to allow him to ruffle the fur between her ears. She wagged her tail happily at the affection that she was given, knowing that she was blessed to have a Team Rocket commander greet her so warmly. In some ways, she was even more fond of Diodore than she was of Flynn -- it was within good reason. Aside from the fact that Diodore was a high-ranking Team Rocket officer, he was also the first pair of human eyes that she had spotted back when she'd been a mere pup, snuggled amongst her pack. It was Diodore who had picked her out to eventually give to Flynn. At the time, even young, Blue had known her role in the whole mechanism of Team Rocket. She had known that she wasn't destined to be Diodore's first hand - how could she - but she was happy to play her part, whatever that may have been.

Black lips stretched into a grin, tail thumping happily against the ground, Blue was perfectly content. If she was a cat, she might've purred.

I must be invisible.

Flynn glanced at Emira as she spoke and sighed, feigning upset. "You and me both, sister." Of course, his words were tinged with slight humor, as he had been expecting nothing less of his oldest friend. Blue had always loved Team Rocket way more than she had loved him. There were no bad feelings between them. To be honest, him and Blue had had a rough start to begin with, considering that Flynn had never owned a goldfish, let along a living, breathing canine with fangs that were sharp enough to break skin. "Don't take it to heart - she's always been a teacher's pet."

Of course, Flynn was assuming that Emira had been talking about Blue. He didn't even register that the comment could have been possibly about him since - in typical Flynn fashion - his comment about the hike had been directed at the two of them. Though, perhaps, it was easy to see how it could've been misconstrued.

The Team Rocket Spy glanced at his superior as the man scowled at him. For such an old man, he sure pouted like a little kid. "Don't feed her lies. You're the dumbass - inviting me on a hike just 'cause you missed me. " If he was a child, he would've stuck his tongue out. As it was, he just shrugged again. "Nothing wrong with being fashionably late." At this, he smirked, unable to help himself.

After scowling briefly at Flynn for his small jab earlier, Blue once more basked under the glow of Diodore's praise, however understated. < Of course, > she explained. < I am a Team Rocket operative, after all. > Implying that real Team Rocket operatives wouldn't have an ounce of the shortcomings that Flynn seemingly had. The brunette sighed; with Blue and Diodore pouting at him, he had a sneaking suspicion that he was being teamed up against.

Thankfully, Emira saved him - whether intentionally or not had yet to be seen, though. She brought them back to reality with her comment, mentioning the mission they'd just been on. "Oh, yeah, " he said, reaching up to rub his neck sheepishly. He wasn't much for compliments himself. It felt awkward. "Wish we hadn't gotten so wet though... but uh, you did good too." Ugh, this was why he wasn't meant for team missions -- which this hike was beginning to feel like. Dammit.

She started walking, and Flynn started following her. If Diodore wanted to keep acting like a brat, then let him. He and Blue could run off into the sunset for all he cared. "Hm, Granite? Yeah. Not in a while, though." He paused, as he tried to remember the last time he'd been there. If memory served correctly, he'd been supposed to play recon on the battle school, to see if there was any information Team Rocket could glean from their battle practices. "Wait - why? Is that where we're headed?" His head whipped around, glowering at Dio. Casual hike his ass.

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Diodore Hardy did not like going by his last name. Admittedly, his mother's name was a burden on his back, and time after time he wondered what his father's name might be. Then he could change his name. Emira's affirmation, coupled with her bringing out her Pokemon, made the man smile. There were few perks to the duties of being a commander, but an underlings follow-through was high on his list of favorites. His gray eyes snapped to the fossil Pokemon with interest. Without touching the pokemon, he crooned to it eagerly. "Aren't you a pretty boy." The offered name went unnoticed.

He kept his hands to himself until the wolf-dog arrived. Blue, he held in high regard after getting her for Flynn. A congratulation gift of sorts. Emira's comment of invisibility made the Commander snort. "Not invisible, just less important than the Pokemon." His eye twitched when Flynn agreed with her. They rolled down to the Mightyena, as his fingers came up under her chin for a good scratch. With his loving on the dog finished, he rose to his full height and clapped his hands to remove the fur.

"She's always been a better subordinate than you, Flynn." In truth, the man was teaming up on the Pokemon's trainer. Flynn deserved it though, after leaving Diodore with a "read" message. Absently, he listened to the two discuss their last job. Turning to look at Flynn curiously, Dio asked, "What did you get for the success?" He knew of Emira's Aerodactyl from his employees at the cafe. Flynn's was a mystery, one he wanted to clear.

Blanche held onto her trainer's collar, glaring down at the dog, and then returning her gaze to Emira. Why were there so many women around? Flynn asked something about Granite, and Blanche rolled her eyes at his stupidity. Diodore had sent it all in the message because her trainer was concise. "Mrow-stee." She stated insultingly. Her trainer shook his head, and she quieted immediately.

"You've been out of the field too long," Diodore teased, stealing Emira's line. "If this does not feel like a hike to you." His tone regained that Big Brother notes it usually did when speaking to his recruit. Flynn would not be in Rocket if not for Diodore after all. "Besides, I want to see who you've added to your team while I was away." A grin spread across Diodore's face.


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