Team Phosphorus Mission 5 Part 4Devonshire glanced at Ganymede in the darkness. His eyes were bright, and his teeth glinted in his thin smile.
"How do you feel?" he asked the Stantler to his left.
Ganymede turned his head incredulously.
"I feel like we're all going to die."
At that, Devonshire laughed. "That's the spirit!"
Just like a Ghost to talk that way.
When Ganymede had asked about anyone having suicidal ideas, he had only been half serious. Spectacular, painful death was inevitable no matter what they did at this point, but he hadn't exactly expected everyone to be so open-minded about it. There had been a little bit of discussion, yes, but at the end of the day they were still going with one of Havelock's ideas. In Ganymede's mind, that was synonymous with the end.
As it turned out, all the practical solutions for getting rid of the creaturea Heatran, as Devonshire had explained itweren't even allowed. Dropping a ceiling on its head or destroying the tunnel it was in was impossible because apparen
Team Phosphorus Mission 5 Part 3Fear the dark.
Havelock's father had said that to him once. Ganymede remembered it because the Serperior had been a dour and stoic Pokémon, incapable of fear because he was incapable of any emotion at all, and so the command had been strangely out of character. Ganymede had even laughed at it at the time, which had earned him that glassy blue stare that made his stomach drop to this day. But was there a more appropriate response? After all, there was nothing to fear of the dark. It was only now, years later, that Ganymede realized that the Serperior hadn't been warning against what the darkness was. He had been warning against what the darkness hid.
A blue flame on the ground crackled while it warred with the shadows on the wall. The dark retreated, then fought back, and if you stared you could almost see the silhouettes of soldiers. Ganymede watched the changing shapes warily, and kept his young companion between his folded front legs, just in case the shadows leapt off the walls