Reassuring Jayane they would investigate in due time, Sebastian still doubted her and all his conviction almost assured him that it was a mere hallucination from her. After a whole day of searching and repairing many kinds of items, once loaded onto a functional truck transport Jayane got inside by the passenger seat.

Before Sebastian could even tell her to stay behind, Jayane had already put on a seatbelt and looked at him as if nothing could change her mind. That it was not just for such a reason but to for a moment escape that place and see what was on the outside. What she either was protected from. Or even protected from her.

Starting the engine and driving off into the night, Jayane almost felt liberated from that horrible place yet something about it still compelled her to return. Despite nighttime the lights from the buildings, cars and streetlights felt alien and almost blinding to Jayane in which suddenly she asked Sebastian something.

Sebastian: Oh I´m sorry, I had my thoughts elsewhere... I better pay attention to driving too.. say again...

Jayane: I wonder... if I always been in there.. or if I actually came from the outside world... just like you...

Sebastian: Everyone there were from the outside... I very much doubt you were born within those walls...

Jayane: Then why does it almost feel like I´m leaving a home... a place I feel I almost been all my life at ...

Sebastian: Don´t worry... once we got enough to take care of ourselves... we´ll improve and restore it...

Jayane: A part of me doesn´t want to go back... still... where else can we find such a place to stay at...

Sebastian: Beggars can´t be choosers... whether we want too or not... it´s the one place we can call home...

Jayane: If I´m from the outside... what made me go there... why would I... when did I leave this world...

Seeing people in the streets of a small city they were passing through, nothing seemed recognisable to Jayane, as Sebastian let her wonder while he continued to drive to the arranged destination. A black market contact that helped him in the past with similar things, yet more importantly someone that trusts him.

Driving for hours and hoping they weren´t followed or even robbed, eventually they arrived as Sebastian already saw another transport parked while some men in suspicious clothing seemed to be waiting. Once parked, Sebastian told Jayane to let him do everything and just stay cool as both of them went out.

Few men approached Sebastian and checked him for anything from a GPS locator to hidden microphones, not even bothering too much that he had a handgun considering the situation and that they likely were armed aswell. Someone then approached Sebastian as he got relieved and went forward to shake hands.

Sebastian: Marcus... while I applaud you for security, I thought I of all people am you can actually trust...

Marcus: Sorry for the inconvenience Seb... unfortunately, the tight security is not against you but others...

Sebastian: I wasn´t followed and no one else knows about this from my end... I barely come with security...

Marcus: I got men if you need some... loyalty isn´t so cheap nowadays... oh and who is this young lady...

Sebastian: An new acquaintance of mine ... you don´t need to worry about her... so shall we begin then ?

Marcus: Interesting... sadly any new face , no matter who, is not someone I take lightly... go, search her ...

Sebastian: Fine...I still hope there is some mutual respect in this business... if your men try anything funny...

Marcus: Rest assured Seb... if they as much as touch a single cell on her skin... I´ll leave them fingerless...

Given the order, Marcus´s men began to check Jayane for anything and taking much longer due to them knowing Marcus wasn´t kidding, all they found was Drapion´s inactivated Pokeball before putting it back in her pocket and backed away, and as Jayane gave Sebastian a nod, he left with Marcus to make business.

Jayane waited behind while keeping an eye on Marcus´s men while they almost did the same yet having some experience they could chill along with a cup of coffee aswell as take a smoke. Juggling around with the Pokeball, Jayane still remained vigilant for anything. Be it by sight, hearing, even her own gut feeling.

Wanting to have some general fun, the associates asked Jayane to come over for a smoke and coffee, but as she declined they instead approached her, telling her it´s rude to turn down an free offer, especially with new faces. As if she knew it by instinct, maybe then accepted by taking their own cigarette and coffee cup.

Jayane: Hope you don´t mind, unless you try to poison by cigarette or coffee with the ones you´d give me...

Grunt 1: Clever... sadly not this time... just trying to be friendly... Marcus is a good guy among bad guys...

Grunt 2: Sure he takes a big slice of the bounty... but he doesn´t forget us grunts... that deserves loyalty...

Jayane: We could perhaps make use of men like you... people that we can trust... that can help us...

Grunt 1: No offence dear, but right now we work for Marcus... besides we got some other things to do...

Jayane: Fair enough... and no offence taken... I guess if Marcus joins in then you guys come along too...

Having checked and discussed pricing, Sebastian made an acceptable arrangement as Marcus told his men to offload everything into their transport. As Sebastian got a list of possible bounty that he could use should he need some extra income, something suddenly caught his attention. A fresh bounty list for a Drapion.

Reading the flyer further, the Drapion had been sighted in the surrounding area yet each attempt has resulted in a bloodbath for either only the Pokemon involved or the trainer aswell. With a weak resolution picture of the Drapion, with some distinctive visual markings along with latest current bounty for it.

Not having paid much attention to such things, Sebastian´s thoughts lingered at the possibility. That the Drapion which had breached the complex for shelter from pursuers... had taken previous defeated prey inside to avoid the trail aswell as to consume them for food for some time until it can eventually escape.

Marcus: Oh don´t bother with that bounty... even my guys haven´t found that one for quite a few days...

Sebastian: I see … well any other monsters I should stay out the way for you to catch for a nice profit...

Marcus: Being a brain guy, I suppose you haven´t heard it... but there has been some nasty rumours lately...

Sebastian: I have been somewhat busy lately... anything I should be concerned about, even if just rumours ?

Marcus: Oh trust me, you´d wanna hear this one out... you know the old complex a few hours from here ...

Sebastian: Yeah many do... not many chose to work there... after all, you left that place long ago yourself...

Marcus: Yeah... you stayed behind instead... then unless I´m wrong... you are one of few that escaped her...

Sebastian: Apart from long assignments, I only worked from time to time... and what do you mean her ?

As Marcus went through the bounty flyers he suddenly gave a certain one to Sebastian, not a bounty but a warning flyer. Reading it through, Marcus expected Sebastian to almost flinch at the dreadful flyer yet instead the more Sebastian read the more he felt a chill down his spine. Reading about her. Hunter J.

´´ ATTENTION ! WARNING ! DO NOT UNDER ANY KIND OF CIRCUMSTANCES , NO MATTER WHAT EVER THE REASON MAY BE, APPROACH THE AREA ASSIGNED WITH THE MARKED GPS COORDINATES ! SURVIVORS MENTION A SEVERE OUTBREAK OF CAPTIVE POKEMON !

MAJORITY OF THE ESCAPED POKEMON ARE CLASSED BEYOND LEVEL 10, MEANING THAT ANY CONTACT WITH SUCH ENCOUNTERED SPECIES IS PAIRED WITH SEVERE MORTAL DANGER. SHOULD ABSOLUTELY BE AVOIDED AND LEFT FOR AUTHORITIES TO HANDLE.

SURVIVOR STATEMENTS MENTION POSSIBLE OUTBREAK FROM THE CENTRAL COURT AREA WITH THE STRONG POSSIBILITY OF EITHER THE CAPTIVE BREAKING FREE OR RELEASED BY UNATHORISED FORCE. ONE SURVIVOR MENTIONS A POSSIBLE SUSPECT.

LAST TO BE IN VICINITY OF CAPTIVE CAGES IS AN INFAMOUS HUNTER ONLY KNOWN AS J , NOT SEEN OR HEARD OF AFTER THE INCIDENT. ANY CONTACT WITH SAID SUSPECT DUE TO LAST KNOWN LOCATION IS DEMMED HIGH RISK AND POTENTIALLY MORTAL DANGER.

NO VISUAL IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE OF HUNTER J AND ANY NEW INFORMATION SHOULD IMMEDIATLY BE SHARED THROUGHOUT THE TRUSTED NETWORK WHENEVER POSSIBLE. BOUNTY GIVEN FOR ANYONE KNOWING OF SAID SUSPECTS LIKELY POSSIBLE LOCATION.

ANY KIND OF INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTION ABOUT HUNTER J´S CURRENT VISUAL APPERANCE IS HIGHLY IN DEMAND, LAST KNOWN TO WEAR DARKER OUTFITS AND SILVER SHORT HAIR, YOUNG AGE AND NO VISIBLE SCARRING OR DISTINCIVE FEATURES.

PERSONAL TRAITS INCLUDE DOMINANT PERSONALITY, VIOLENCE PRONE, NO REGARD FOR ETHICS OR AUTHORY, AND DOCUMENTED HISTORY OF SEVERE CRIMINAL ACTS. ´´

As Sebastian had finished the warning flyer, it hit him right in the face. The possibility. Something he never ever considered when first having found Jayane. That the weak injured girl unconscious on the ground... in truth was the infamous hunter, the one that Sebastian had only heard of but never actually met. Hunter J.

Time almost froze for Sebastian, thinking she either had played him for a fool all the time or something had happened prior to the outbreak which led to her sudden ill state and memory loss. Either option, if she truly is her, Sebastian knew would not just change his perception of her but also his future. A future with her.

Sebastian´s thoughts went through every possible clue that he hoped to prove him wrong. But the two hints he could not possibly be blind to was the shriek and fear. A shriek beyond human. And inflicted fear by mere presence with one single explanation... Drapion knew who she was... the one in the dark... Hunter J.

Marcus: Hey I know the shit in there is fucked up but don´t tell me that I at least didn´t warn ya about her...

Sebastian: You mean you never actually met her during your bounty missions when stationed there ...

Marcus: Almost got the chance to sneak in for business but apparently she works solo... no partners at all...

Sebastian: You never seen a picture of her... heard her voice... shook her hand without knowing it was her...

Marcus: As I said... very few have... she is almost like a ghost, her reputation seems to outlive her at least..

Sebastian: You mean since there has been no report of her after the outbreak... that you think she is dead ?

Marcus: Dead ? That´s an understatement... I´d say she´d be dismembered, eaten and long gone digested...

Sebastian: Marcus... listen...I can´t explain... just tell no one you seen us... and leave right now... I mean it...

Despite his physical prowess, Marcus still had enough brain to figure it out for himself. Almost seeing the same kind of fear, if not worse, in Marcus that Drapion displayed previously, Sebastian returned back to his transport, hoping to leave and almost wishing to leave her behind, as he then suddenly saw her inside.

Having returned to the transport after the grunts had offloaded the cargo, Jayane had got onto her seat as Sebastian could see her from the outside. Holding a blade in her hand that she almost seemed to inspect, it was the first time Sebastian feared Jayane´s true intentions. What she truly wanted from being with him.

Opening the driver door, Sebastian saw her looking at him as he for a moment almost saw her. Hunter J. Fiery eyes looking right at him that was more than enough for his heart to beat extra yet disappeared as fast as he saw them. With Sebastian onto the driver seat and about to start driving, Jayane asked about the deal.

Sebastian: I made an arrangement that involved him leaving for awhile... we´ll hear from him eventually...
Jayane: Alright... as long as he doesn´t try to trick you or anything... hope you can truly trust this guy...

Sebastian: Listen... I found out something... might be about you... and for that I ask you to be honest ...
Jayane: Ofcourse... you know I wanted to know who I am ever since you found me at the complex...

Sebastian: True... still... I´m going all out on this... all I want from you... is a truthful honest answer...
Jayane: I´ve been fair with you Sebastian... especially since you have saved my life not once but twice...

Sebastian: Then I need to ask you a question... and I´ll know by your answer... if you are honest with me...
Jayane: If anything , I should be asking you... what is it Sebastian... what have you found out about me...

Sebastian was almost unsure if he should ask, fearing the question almost more than the answer. Even hoping to do it in the safety of the complex and at the very least when not driving, he didn´t have much of a choice. As Sebastian then asked Jayane a question. One that she almost seemed to take directly to heart.

Upon hearing it, it took awhile before Jayane truly understood the true meaning of the question... and by her starting reaction Sebastian knew... that Jayane was not her... Hunter J. Not with such an uncomfortable reaction building up. Sebastian could not really believe that she would even try to fake such a reaction.

While for Jayane it was a question that she tried to say no too... but somehow she couldn´t. Something prevented her for even responding with a no. Or someone. She felt it before. When inside the cell. That she moved yet not by her own actions. The more she feared it... the more Jayane could feel her... within her.

Sebastian: … I´m sorry... reason I´m concerned and ask... is because... seems I found a possible lead...
Jayane: … While I waited by those men... I overheard them mentioning someone... who is Hunter J ?

Sebastian: Like Marcus... I never met have her... heard her... but nevertheless... she sure is one of a kind...
Jayane: … based on what I heard about her... she was a huntress and apparently... she lived at the complex...

Sebastian: She did... no one seen her since the outbreak... Marcus believes that she perished over there...
Jayane: Considering I survived unthinkable odds... what makes everyone think that she died there ?

Sebastian: She is suspected to have caused the outbreak there ... no one really knows why... or how...
Jayane: … what exactly did she do... and why would you ask me... if I possibly could be her...

As Sebastian handed over the flyers to her, Jayane read through them. From the lower classed Drapion to a Salamence even Hunter J built a special confinement to keep it from escaping. Having gone through the bounty flyers, each one almost felt familiar one way or another. Yet all of them had one common thread.

All of the wanted Pokemon were only caught and been under Hunter J´s hand. That out of all the Pokemon that broke free... only the Pokemon under her care had survived. The more Jayane saw their blurred images from the flyers... the more she remembered the wall. As she could almost see all of them again

Not a single scratch dealt once they walked by... as she remained in place and saw it happen... like a trap sprung... the faint faces of the people in front quickly turned into a bloodbath... a massacre the world never knew had occurred and spared from... as voices and sounds faintly returned like whistles in the wind.

Sebastian: How are you feeling... you don´t look so good... maybe try to get some rest... it´s a long drive...
Jayane: … if we should assume... that I am her yet do not remember... does it change anything between us...

Sebastian: Don´t worry... considering such a possibility... Marcus is likely right... her ashes is still there...
Jayane: Then why... why am I suddenly seeing them.. hearing them... I feel I can almost reach out to them...

Sebastian: Just after-effects of the poison still playing with your mind and reading through that stuff...
Jayane: Moments ago you even considered the slight possibility... what made you now change your mind...

Sebastian: It´s not that I don´t believe you were... it´s more of who you are right now that counts...
Jayane: Wait.. you mean... you think...I am her... but that whatever happened... blacked me out completely ?

Sebastian knew she was almost literary a walking Pandora´s box and whether by choice, fate or chance... he knew that Jayane, in her current state of mind, was the key to it... able to either lock the box forever... or have it remain unlocked... open for whatever is within to escape from such a dark cage of lost memories...

She would take over Jayane and instead Sebastian would face her other self, Hunter J unless he manages to find out more without that side of her surfacing. Sebastian knew that despite still mentally suppressed, those that knew Hunter J... will still possibly her within despite Jayane´s innocence.. just like Drapion saw her...

Sebastian hoped to keep Jayane´s attention focused on him and not think too much about Hunter J, despite having overheard some about her from Marcus´s men, which further made even Jayane wonder what had made Hunter J to cause the sudden outbreak and unleash her own creations against her very own comrades.

Sebastian: Remember... as you are now... you are not her... and I will do what I can to keep it that way...

Jayane: But what if you can´t... what are you going to do... if she surfaces... and I won´t come back ?

Sebastian: One way or another... you´ll be here... even if she would face me... you´d still hear and see me...

Jayane: I don´t want to risk it... I don´t know what she´d do with you... you should just leave me alone and...

Sebastian: Out of the question... alone, she will have nothing to stop her from taking over you completely...

Jayane: Still... if she surfaces... what are you going to do Sebastian... after what I heard of her... she´d kill...

Sebastian: She might... but if she has your memories... she´d know I´m far more useful alive than dead...

Jayane: If not... please... don´t let her take over me... either bring me back... or bury her with me Seb...

As Sebastian told Jayane that they´d talk about it more back home and that she should get some rest, it didn´t take much to convince her in which Jayane quickly fell asleep. Be it her body still physically fragile from the poison, or her mental battle within, struggling to understand her memories or the one that lies within her.

Reaching the complex late at night, Sebastian thought to offload everything the next day as he opened up the passenger door and saw Jayane still sleeping, almost like a child, curled up and with a facial expression that even started to emotionally affect Sebastian. Knowing the angels and demons that she has within her.

Carrying her all the way to a suitable bed to rest on, with her clinging on and peacefully sleeping on the way, Sebastian despite being a man of science, almost wished to pray that the next morning she would still be her and not have her other side surface. Not wishing to wake up to Hunter J mentally murdering Jayane.

Taking Drapion´s Pokeball from her to heal it overnight with one of the few biomachines still fully functional, Sebastian entered the lab and once arranged some room, called out for it as Drapion materialised in front While not as terrified and fearful, it show no signs of aggression and even submitted to Sebastian.

Measuring and taking various samples from both it´s carapace, adrenal glands and anything else of interest, Sebastian began working late hours to discover the secret to Drapion´s high danger classification aswell as a possible biological reason to it´s inherent fear of her, knowing what Jayane can do, and who she really is.

Before Sebastian could take more samples, Drapion hid underneath a table when suddenly a strong blast shook the entire complex. Sounding like an powerful explosion, possibly from an faulty fuelpipe, yet once a mild growl was heard deep inside the complex, Sebastian realised that something had entered the base.

Meanwhile the Drapion didn´t make a single sound and remained perfectly still as Sebastian signed for it to stay and be quiet, and if anything happens then to go protect Jayane. Normally having a simple gun used for safety, Sebastian somewhat feared that it might just not be enough for whatever had made it´s way inside .

Quietly and carefully walking out of the lab and into the connected hallway, after walking awhile Sebastian could hear something moving around further in front of him. Something large and powerful enough to do what Sebastian saw before his eyes. A large hole in the ceiling that continued downward and seemed to pierce through endless levels. Sebastian only knew of one thing that could possibly do that. Hyperbeam.

Whatever it was, had performed an attack that certainly is feared, as further ahead it sounded like the metal walls bent aside by force, further proving to Sebastian that whatever it was had equal physical strength to make it´s way through the thick narrow corridors without problems. And it made it´s way towards Jayane.

With no possibility to get inbetween it and her, Sebastian had no choice but to attract it´s attention to him instead. Seeing some large pipes extended throughout the hallway, Sebastian used his gun to hit at them, creating a sound that would certainly be heard throughout the base area. As he then stood and waited.

It didn´t take too long before the growl stopped and instead turned more ferocious, as again metal bending was heard as if it had turned around to head back and investigate. Wanting to have as much advantage as possible, Sebastian knocked off a damaged screw as the corridor began to fill up with thick dark smoke.

Taking a cover position, Sebastian knew that if he manages to shoot out another pipe the initial small explosion should be lethal enough, as he then waited. The growl got much closer until it finally was heard from within the smoke-filled area in the corridor, as Sebastian saw something in there. Something very large.

Something that he almost felt looking back at him despite the thick smoke and him hiding low. Just needing it a little closer, Sebastian got worried once the creature didn´t try to get closer, either by instinct or waiting for something. But each second that passed felt more like Sebastian was the one that walked into a trap.

Deciding to fire off a shot to cause an explosion, Sebastian had to expose himself in order to do so, as he took a deep breath and got right into the middle of the corridor and fired. But as his gun ran out of bullets from the shots, Sebastian had not counted on the one thing that could stop the bullets. The creature itself.

Almost waiting for him to appear, it had advanced forward just in time for the bullets to hit it instead and with them being like needlepins onto it´s hardened scales, it then quickly reached and headbutted Sebastian right down to the floor. With him taken down, the creature´s head then approached from above the smoke.

It was a Salamence. It´s growl had subsided and almost turned into a hissing sound, as Sebastian then saw why. Revealing it´s teeth, it was clear the Salamence had feasted on something before hearing the shriek and finding to base, and with the smell of death still present, was beyond an invitation to it to enter.

It´s razorsharp teeth stained in blood, the Salamence rose it´s head and was about to strike at Sebastian when something suddenly caught it´s attention. It was the Drapion. Having heard the commotion and decided to find Jayane, once Drapion was seen Salamence wasted no time and charged directly right at it.

Despite the Drapion being considerably faster, it´s stinger was unable to pierce Salamence´s scales and with it´s pincer barely able to do much, it was more a battle of timing, keeping Salamence away from Sebastian to save Jayane. The opposite proved true for Salamence, being far too superior to Drapion except speed.

But Drapion had underestimated something that would turn the tide, as Salamence suddenly turned in which Drapion saw the danger far too late. With the massive tail hitting at full force, Drapion slammed right into the enforced walls, rendering it severely weakened, as Salamence suddenly shrieked out in fury.

Sebastian had managed in the sudden brawl to take the opportunity to flee unnoticed, but becoming injured by the strike he could only sprint away and hope to find Jayane and take her to a more secure location. With no sign of Salamence pursuing at all, it had got all eerie quiet once again. Something didn´t feel right.

Taking another corridor that would also lead to an exit, as Sebastian reached a undamaged reinforced large door and passed through it he then quickly locked it from the other side. Knowing that should Salamence be in pursuit of him, then it would take some extra valuable time in getting through the reinforced steelframe.

Just as Sebastian saw an t-junction that would take him to the resting quarters aswell as an exit and another corridor, he suddenly flinched and stopped shortly after locking behind himself. A Flamethrower suddenly forced him down as it hit the reinforced door, fiercely wielding it in place to make escape impossible.

It was the Salamence. As if it knew the pathway, it had taken a shortcut and waited for Sebastian, and with him unable to escape, the Salamence slowly approached him. With Sebastian close enough to see it´s sharp fangs in it´s mouth, Salamence suddenly heard something behind and slowly twisted it´s body backwards.

It was Jayane. Standing in the middle of the t-junction, barely visible in bad lightning, Sebastian quietly told her to run yet she didn´t respond at all. Salamence gently approached her, like a larger predator toying with a far smaller prey. With her not standing a fighting chance, Salamence got it´s head closer towards her.

With both of them almost in darkness, Salamence´s eyes reflected carnivorously , as flashes of broken lights showed it having it´s jaws wide open and almost about to strike at her. Frozen in fear , Sebastian was unable to do anything at all as he suddenly saw something reflective close to Jayane, hidden due to the darkness.

As if everything went in slow motion, Sebastian saw Salamence bend it´s neck backwards to gather momentum, he shrieked out at her but his outcry was silenced by a light breaking. But as it broke, the sudden flash illuminated Jayane, as Salamence sent out a shriek before Sebastian saw it make it´s move.

As the Salamence suddenly slammed right into the wall and in sheer panic backed away, so hard it had broken both it´s wings against the reinforced walls. The sudden flash had revealed something that made Salamence not only submit just like Drapion, but more so even show what every creature have within.

Instinct. Sebastian saw the Salamence display even a deeper fear and even attempts to flee as if it was the prey. That something else was the predator. With nowhere to go due to it´s massive size and it´s injuries, the Salamence cowered as Jayane had suddenly dropped something on the floor. It was a sharp thin blade.

With her getting closer without it, Sebastian almost yelled out for her to pick it up again as a flash of light revealed that she had got face to face with it again. Salamence instinctively suddenly tried to bite her in defence, but almost expecting and anticipating it, she dodged it as Sebastian was about to run up to Jayane.

He quickly feel down to the floor in agony as a shriek suddenly was heard, getting Sebastian to cover his ears and roll around in pain in what seemed like an eternity yet lasted mere seconds. Looking upwards and expecting her to be gone, Sebastian remained frozen as he saw something that defeated all logic and reason.

A faint sound was heard yet it was there. Salamence was whimpering, as another flash of light revealed Jayane to still be in front of it, with a hand onto it´s head as if she was feeling onto Salamence. Sebastian could still see predatory eyes in the faint dark, yet it was not any more from Salamence... it was Jayane.

But as another flash of light illuminated her... Sebastian saw a face on her that almost made him feel what Salamence was feeling. With an expression beyond words, Sebastian suddenly flinched and froze in place as she looked at him, and began to slowly walk towards him as she then reached and knelled down to him.

With the faint light still obscuring Jayane´s face, Sebastian was not really sure what to do and as he asked out to her. Hunter J .To see her reaction. She paused slightly before she reached out a hand to him. Quickly hesitating, having seen the sudden changes in her, Sebastian asked her to step into the light to see her better.

Hesitating for a moment, she reached out her hand once again and got closer, as Sebastian got concerned when suddenly she moved forward in which he could clearly see her. Jayane was herself once again, and looking more surprised than aware of what had happened, she helped Sebastian back onto his feet again.

Sebastian: For a moment I saw... I thought... you were... nevermind... I´ll tell you later... are you alright ?

Jayane: I... don´t know... one moment I´m fell asleep … next thing I know... I´m now here in front of you...

Sebastian: You´re telling me you don´t remember anything that happened after falling asleep earlier ?

Jayane: I´d not really call it falling asleep... sure I felt exhausted... but it felt like I passed out or something...

Sebastian: I´d almost call such amnesia a blessing... what just happened moments sure as hell terrified me...

Jayane: I don´t understand... what happened Sebastian... what scared you to make you look at me that way ?

Sebastian: Not what … but who... and that was her I saw... you changed into her for a moment... Hunter J...

Jayane: Now that you mention it... I think she kinda woke me up... I heard a shriek... it must have been her...

Jayane then turned around and saw Salamence, having got back on it´s feet and looking towards her, but as Jayane somewhat scared backed away, Sebastian saw that something changed with it. It´s fierce predatory behaviour had subsided and while not afraid at all even when seeing Jayane... one way or another... it knew.

Jayane got closer towards it and to be sure picked up the dropped blade again as she told Salamence to kneel down. Doing as told, Salamence looked not at her but at the blade, in which Jayane did the same, looking at the blade. Sebastian asked her what was wrong but suddenly didn´t get an answer from her.

Feeling her cheek, Jayane barely could feel it and as if her mind was playing tricks on her, her reflection on the blade almost seemed to very slowly warp. Hearing faint and indistinct voices sounds, Jayane remained almost in trance as it got much clearer to the point that she heard something very familiar. The Salamence.

Jayane looked up towards it and almost as if she knew it, she dropped the blade and got closer to Salamence and put her hand on it, almost feeling a familiar feeling while the Salamence remained in position, as both almost felt Deja Vu. Approaching her, Sebastian got the blade away from Jayane and asked what she knew.

Jayane: It´s as if I know it... met it before... somewhere... but it sure seems to somewhat recognise me...

Sebastian: Not you... her.. and you almost kind of acted the very same way quite earlier... at the food court...

Jayane: Also... I kinda heard it... the Salamence... even if faint... it sounded so fierce... vicious... angry...

Sebastian: It sure was earlier... I never seen one with this kind of power... it sure is a force of nature...

Jayane: For a moment... I actually kinda felt her... heard her... even saw her... on the blade reflection...

Sebastian: You got her within you... and she briefly revealed herself to Salamence... and even to me...

Jayane: I can´t really explain this feeling I have... yet so many questions... who... what... why... and why...

Sebastian: I yet have no answers … but we got a lead... and a clue... Salamence...and it certainly fears you...

With no available Pokeballs at hand, Sebastian though of a possible place to contain Salamence yet considering it piercing through the complex out of sheer force, he wonder what could contain such a beast of power. Jayane then suddenly felt strange as her memories almost seems to return to her once again.

As if walking through the corridor in the past, Jayane saw it eventually lead to an immense reinforced door, labelled to house toxic waste and other lethal objects, yet in reality once opened housed something else instead. The ones classed beyond level 10. The ones caught and taken over all by Hunter J herself.

With the massive reinforced containers housing the most lethal of all captive Pokemon, the largest and most enforced container at the far back had kept a creature that alone could have been the sole reason for the outbreak taking place... knowing where to go, Jayane told Sebastian aswell as Salamence to come along.

Sebastian: I don´t know... let´s assume that there are still some inside there... it´s like a death sentence...

Jayane: I doubt it, we haven´t heard anything and even if so, they would battle among themselves to death...

Sebastian: I don´t like it... and if there is anything toxic or dangerous there, there isn´t much we can do...

Jayane: If anything... I should be locked up inside there and sealed shut... should she decide to take over...

Sebastian: This place is hell enough... being inside there would almost literary tear you inside and out...

Jayane: You promised... if it happens... you will do something about it... at least this is an option for it...

Sebastian: It is not ideal but I´ll consider that... and I am a man of my word... you can trust in me...

Jayane: I´m not sure what I can trust any more after everything that happened lately... and here it is...

As they reached the massive door, exactly where Jayane saw it would be at, it was fully intact and still functional. Looking at a nearby side panel, it appeared they would not be able to opened it up without some kind of a personal code input. Seeing a microphone on the side, Jayane approached and tried out something.

And identified herself by voice. Her name. Hunter J. The large doors then began open up as even Sebastian felt uneasy hearing her do such a thing. Even for a brief moment, impersonating her. Expecting anything to happen, Sebastian was more than relieved to see that nothing happened. The area was completely empty.

With only the containers there and undamaged, they approached the one to the far back and once there, Jayane ordered Salamence to enter. Doing as told, Salamence got inside in which Jayane then sealed the container and looked around as if she was seeing ghosts of the past... the Pokemon contained within.

Sebastian: You remember anything from this place ? Is this where your... I mean Hunter J, had her ...

Jayane: It´s alright... and yeah... actually... that contained right there... it was Salamence´s cage...

Sebastian: I doubt today´s Pokeball technology can handle such beasts of power... maybe in the future...

Jayane: While Drapion and Salamence surrendered to me... I wonder if seeing the others... if they will...

Sebastian: Well you got those two at least.. and you think we´ll find any more of the other classed ones ?

Jayane: Who knows...some might have eventually died, got captured by others, or even live wild out there...

Sebastian: Salamence returned... I wonder for what reason... perhaps like Drapion, a safe place to stay at ?

Jayane: No... as strange as this may sound... I believe that it actually returned... in order to find me...

Next chapter preview: Rising Malice

´´ Whatever kept her within... it is not working... she is surfacing... and I don´t think I can stop her... ´´

´´ That Pokemon is beyond any of us... yet it is by your side... then that can only mean... you are her... ´´

´´ I am the nightmare corrupting her dreams... the darkness consuming her mind... the malice shredding her heart...´´