|Of Bandits and Assassins
Author: LeafxGreenx3 PM
Bandits and assassins were the worst of enemies. They both looked down on each others' jobs despite both being a thief class job. So when four of the best assassins and bandits are sent on a mission to kill each other and steal their respective orbs, what's going to happen? CS, PS, IS, ORS. T just in case.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 24,571 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 12-29-12 - Published: 02-11-12 - id: 7826584
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Hey guys, I'm updating again! So I know I should be updating Remember the Past but I actually had this idea in my mind for a while now and I'm just excited to have this chapter up so I decided to work on this. Fear not though, I'm hoping to have Chapter 20 up this weekend so look forward to it!
Anyway, please read the authors note at the end later because it is going to super important, okay?
Disclaimer: I own nothing. I just own the idea.
Chapter Two-Bandits Move First
"May," Dawn whispered silently. "Hey, May, wake up." The bandit proceeded to gently nudge her teammate to get her to wake up. When it didn't work, Dawn lowered herself to May's ear and whispered, "I'll send Piplup out on you."
Instantly, the brunette jumped from her bed and looked at the time. She groaned and yawned. "Dawn, explain to me why we're up at three in the morning."
She opened her mouth to answer but when she heard a knock from the door, she headed for it. "Leaf will answer it. I'll get the door."
When Dawn opened the door, it showed a cranky Ash with him team. Pikachu did not look happy. "It's three in the morning, why would you do this to me?"
The teen's cobalt eyes rolled upon hearing his whine. "Just deal with it, Ash. Besides, Leaf had a plan." She dragged him in the room and shut the door. They went to May's bed, where the two brunettes waited. "Did you explain what we were doing already?" she asked Leaf.
The green eyed brunette shook her head. "No, I was waiting for Ash to come as well so I can tell them both." She waited for Ash to take a seat before telling them the plan. "Okay, if we have to finish those assassins off easily without getting ourselves hurt, we would have to pull a surprise attack." She was about to continue until Ash raised his hand. "Yes, Ash?"
"How are we going to do that?"
Leaf sighed. "I was just getting there. Anyway, I've hacked into their database and enrolled us into their school. Now, we're assassins in training. They're expecting us by tomorrow afternoon so we better get a move on to Rustboro City and meet with the head of assassins, Steven Stone if we want to get there by the expected time."
"And how is this going to be a surprise attack?" May inquired, now interested in the topic.
Leaf smirked and turned to Dawn, who was sitting next to her. The brunette had already told her teammate the plan when she woke her up so Leaf allowed Dawn to take over from here. "Well, since we're in training, Steven will most likely pair us up with his top assassins, right?"
"Oh, I get it now," Ash piped. "And we can just instantly kill them during training."
"But won't they know how we look like already if they've been assigned to kill us?" May pointed out.
Leaf smirked. "May, May, May, who do you think I am?" she tsk-ed. She brought out a bag and brought out some clothes. "I've already ran this idea through Lucy and she loved it. Remember when we killed those assassins when they invaded?" The group nodded. "Well, apparently she kept the clothes just in case we might need it in the future and don't worry, guys, she washed them and everything. Oh and here are your fake id cards. We're going to have to go by that name while we're there."
"So we have to wear beginners clothing?" Dawn's face shifted to a disgusted one upon saying those words. "You know how much I hate wearing beginners' clothes."
Leaf rolled her eyes. "We hate it just as much as you do, but hey, we're assassins in training." She grabbed a pair of black yoga pants with red lining and threw it at May. She then proceeded to take out a tight red sleeveless top and a pair of red sneakers. Afterwards, she handed Dawn her outfit which was pretty similar except it was pink, while Ash got a pair with sleeves on his shirt with the color blue. Leaf had the girl's outfit but green of course. "Okay, so since Ash already brought his stuff and our rooms are like so near, we should leave in half an hour," Leaf planned. She started to head for the door but stopped. "Oh, and Dawn, you'll need to wear this black wig so they won't recognize you." The brunette then passed a black mid-back length wig to Dawn, who caught it skillfully.
She groaned as she looked at it. "If only I had normal hair," she sighed sadly. "Okay, guys, also make sure you have everything you need," Dawn added. "Because we're not going to return until we're done with this mission."
So in half an hour, the team was out at the gate, ready to leave. "Okay, I brought Wigglytuff, but I don't think she'll be able to fly for hours so I brought Ditto to transform to a flying type. What about you guys?"
The gang had already planned to fly to their desired destination because if they traveled by foot from Lilycove, it would take days before they made it.
"I brought Togekiss." Dawn got the ball and sent out her Pokémon.
Ash brought out his ball. "I chose Swellow."
"And I don't have any flying type Pokémon," May sighed. "Can I take the ride with you, Leaf?"
Leaf nodded. "Sure, why not." She then sent out Ditto. "Alright, Ditto, transform to Pidgeot," she commanded. The pink blob obeyed and was soon transformed into a majestic bird. She climbed on and turned to May. "Hop on," she said.
Dawn and Ash did the same with their Pokémon and once they were settled, Dawn flew up first. "Alright guys, the mission has begun." And with that, they were off soaring into the midnight blue sky.
It was four in the afternoon when the team made it to the city. They decided to stop in front of the Pokémon Center to let their respective flying types rest for a while. After their Pokémon had rested and the four teens brushed up on some make-up to make themselves different, thanks to Dawn, the team made their way to Devon Corporation. Once they had arrived to the entrance, they were met by none other than Steven Stone.
"Ah, you guys made it safe and sound. I was wondering where you four were at when we didn't see you guys earlier."
The team faked a laugh. "We took a small stop at the Pokémon Center when we arrived to freshen up," May answered.
Steven chuckled. "It's fine. Just as long as you guys made it here safely, then it's perfectly fine. Now, let me introduce you four to your trainers. Don't worry, I've read your information and matched you guys up depending on your personality so there wouldn't be any clashes. Just note that I don't remember your names yet, I've just seen your picture." Right on cue, his four top assassins walked up next to him.
Steven turned to Ash first, noticing Pikachu but didn't say anything. "Your personality caught my attention immediately. Your love for battling definitely matches Shadow." Steven moved aside as the aforementioned teen walked up. "Shadow, meet your trainee."
"Your name," he demanded.
Upon hearing the order, Ash quickly took out the ID card Leaf had handed to him earlier, looked at it hastily and flashing it in front of Paul's face. "I'm Zach Montgomery."
Paul scowled at slapped his hand away. "I know how to read, you don't have to tell me."
Ash simply chuckled and took a step back with his team as Steven introduced the rest. Steven then turned to May. "You are…"
"I'm Michelle Hastings," she answered with a bright smile.
"Michelle, your profile said that you're an incredible fighter, which is perfect for my elite assassin, Aqua." The orange haired teen stepped up and offered May a gentle smile.
She let her hand out for the brunette to shake. "It's nice to meet you, Michelle. I'm looking forward to training you."
Upon seeing the two get along so well, Steven moved on to the Leaf. "I'm Alice Blue," she greeted.
"Ah, yes, the brains of the group," Steven stated, impressed. "I know someone just perfect for you. Forest," he called.
The green haired assassin came up and smirked before flicking his hair. Leaf had the strong urge to roll her eyes but resisted the urge. "Let's see if you're as good as fighting," he greeted.
"And lastly," Steven started as he turned to Dawn.
"I'm Dana Fields."
"Well, judging from your personality I think that you fit well with Auburn."
The last assassin stepped up, smirk plastered on his face. "Why hello there," he purred.
Steven cleared his throat to catch their attention and when all attention was on him, he started on what he had to say. "Now, these guys have to leave for a mission in the few days. I usually wouldn't recommend beginners to go along but judging from your abilities, you guys may be able to catch with this team pretty quickly so if you want to tag along to see how things go, then feel free to do so."
"We'll see about that," Dawn answered. "We want to adjust to this place first and everything."
"Speaking of which," May piped up. "Where are our rooms?"
Steven snapped his fingers. "So that's what I forgot." He turned to Misty. "Aqua, please show these girls there rooms and boys," he said, referring to the three assassins, "please show Zach his room. Since it's already late, just train for two hours today and dinner will be at eight. Is that clear?"
Everyone nodded and then, they all dispersed into their respective rooms.
After their training session, the girls all met up in Dawn's room. Their excuse was to borrow something from 'Dana' and since Misty had to meet up with Steven, the girls had some time to talk without fearing anyone would overhear.
"Okay, so since we're in the same building as Misty, maybe we can kill her in her sleep," Dawn suggested.
May shook her head. "It's not that easy though," she stated. "Don't forget she's an elite assassinso she's probably a light sleeper or she probably has some high security system in her room. Maybe I can grow closer to her and when she least expects it…"
"I see where you're going with this," Leaf peeped. "That's a smart plan, Michelle." She had figured that she they should use their fake names even if they were alone. Just in case.
May giggled. "Why, thank you, Alice." She then turned to Dawn. "So how do you plan to kill Gary?"
"Well, it seems that he's already into me so all I have to do is flirt back with him, go on a couple of dates and when he least expects it, a dagger will be plunged straight through his heart." When she announced her plans, she had made sure that there were no spy cameras or any type around them. Even knowing that there were none of them, she whispered her plans. "And you, Alice?"
The brunette simply shrugged. "I honestly don't know about this guy. I mean, he's the brains of the group and even during training, I can see that he doesn't take pity on girls when he fights. Imagine him with a weapon, guys. He can be pretty deadly."
"So that means a whole lot of training for us?" Dawn sighed.
The two brunettes nodded. "Yeah, but I guess we weren't called for this mission for nothing," May said. "Besides, we can even learn more about our targets since we're training here."
Upon hearing this, Dawn sighed again and started to run her fingers through her black wig. "So how are we going to tell this to Zach?"
"Tell what to Zach?" a new voice rang through the room. The three girls each turned their heads to the source of the new voice and their eyes widened. Surely she didn't hear the conversation beforehand. "Sorry, I just came here to tell you guys that it's dinner and when no one answered, I had to sneak in to tell you guys. So what did you have to tell him?"
"We were just wondering who was going to tell Zach that it was dinner. He was complaining that he was starving earlier on our way here to Rustboro," Leaf lied flawlessly.
Misty simply giggled. "Don't worry about it; the guys are going to tell him. But judging from their personality, they'll most likely prank him and tell him that dinner's canceled. How about I bring you guys to the cafeteria and I'll go get him as well," she suggested.
"Sure," the three answered in unison.
The orange haired teen made her way to the boys' dormitory when she came across her three teammates. She frowned upon seeing just three. "Where's Zach? You three were supposed to bring him with you."
Gary simply laughed. "He's a beginner, Misty. You can't expect us to walk around with him."
Her eyes narrowed at him. "But he's paired up with Paul as his trainer, so he's gonna be seen with us regardless," she retorted. When they just stared at her, she sighed in frustration. "You guys are hopeless. Forget it, just go get your food and I'll bring him then."
"Why?" Drew snorted.
"Because unlike you guys, I'm not afraid of a little embarrassment," she answered before stepping into the dorm.
Once she was inside and gone from an earshot, Gary snickered. "Five bucks says she has a crush on him," he said as he brought out his wallet.
Drew simply shook his head. "I'm not betting against that if it's true." He then turned to Paul and raised an eyebrow at him. "What about you, Paul?"
"I'm not betting anything with you two morons," he grumbled before walking to the cafeteria.
The two boys exchanged looks before shrugging and following the stoic member to the cafeteria to fetch their dinner.
Ash heard the knock come from his door before opening it. When he saw that it was one of his targets his teammate was supposed to kill, he was surprised but had to mask it with a different reaction. "Aqua, what are you doing here?"
"Those three idiots didn't tell you this, but it's dinner, and I heard from the three girls that you were starving when you arrived," she explained.
Ash's eyes widened. "Are you serious? Then let's go; I'm dying over here." He quickly brought Pikachu to his shoulder and ran out his room.
And so, the two made their way to the cafeteria, making small talk as they walked. "So, Aqua, when are you guys going on your mission?"
"In just a few days," she answered. "Are you going to come along to see how things go here in Devon Corporation?"
Ash shrugged. "I don't know. What if I get in the way or something?"
"I doubt it. And like Steven said earlier, based on you and the girls' abilities, you guys could catch on pretty fast." She decided to quicken her pace when she saw more and more students gather to the cafeteria. Ash followed her. "Besides, we're going to travel by foot, so we can train you guys as well," she added. When she saw that he was still in deep thoughts, she smiled. "Just think about it."
Right when those words left her mouth, they had arrived to the cafeteria and Ash immediately rushed in there, leaving Misty. She simply shook her head and made her way inside, using her elite pass to get to the front. When she made it to her table she usually sat with her teammates, she was met with smug looks from Drew and Gary.
"So, you were flirting with him?" Gary inquired slyly.
She simply rolled her sea green eyes. "Oh, shut up. At least I was nice enough to bring him here. I had to use up my precious dinner time to bring him here."
"That's because you have your stupid elite pass which gives you the better food anyway," Paul muttered while the other two chuckled in the back.
The chuckling stopped when they spotted the mallet in Misty's hand. She then looked around and noticed something. "Where are the four?"
Drew pointed at a table in the corner. "Your crush is sitting over there," he snickered, which resulted in him getting hurt with the mallet. "Hey, it was just a joke!"
When Misty finally took a seat, she looked around to see if any of them were nearby. When she was sure, the tension became serious. "So what do you guys think of Steven's theory earlier?"
"It makes sense," Paul answered. "I wouldn't be surprised if his theory was true."
"But," Drew interrupted, "I'm sure they wouldn't slip up that easily. If they're as good as he says they are, then they wouldn't allow themselves to get caught so easily."
"Drew's right," Gary agreed. "We're probably all just paranoid."
No one said anything after that because it was probably true. They were most likely paranoid, so they decided to brush it off and continued with their food. But in the back of their minds, they were all thinking the exact same thing.
'What if all this is a set-up?'
So, yeah, lame chapter. I actually thought of the whole sneaking into the headquarters a long time ago but I wanted to plan the rest out. And I never really thought of a legit idea for this chapter after that plan so I decided to plan as I type. LOL.
SO IMPORTANT NOTE: Um, you're all gonna kill me for this, but I've decided to delete Demon's Flower. The reason is because I've lost inspiration and I feel like I should've used my own idea instead of taking the idea of another story. So I feel bad. BUT, I have two new stories waiting to be typed up in my profile. It would be nice to see which story I should work on with that poll :3 AHAHAH, SO VOTE ON POLL AND MAKE ME HAPPY?
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