James was walking passed the Grand Hall to get to the Obsidia Ward. He remembered there being blockages going into different wards and 1 of them had to be Obsidia considering he saw Victoria heading that way. But as he was about to make it to the stairs, he heard someone shout out to him. He looked around. In a couple of seconds, he could see Ame running down the steps towards him.
Ame: Whew. I got you before you left for the Obsidia Ward.
James: Is everything ok?
Ame: With me? Yes. Obsidia Ward though? No. I’ve been getting reports from Florinia with what’s been going on there and luckily today, I’m not as busy. So I’ve been granted a day to go to Obsidia and see what’s going on there and see if I can stop it.
James: You are? That’s what I was about to do.
Ame: I figured.
James: Why don’t we go together?
Ame: Sounds like a fantastic idea.
James: Alright! Let’s get going then.
The 2 then climbed the stairs and started to head for the entrance to Obsidia Ward. When they got closer, they could see 2 policemen and Florinia.
Ame: Florinia? You’re still here?
Florinia: James. Ame. Greetings. My immediate departure is necessitated however. Obsidia remains in a volatile condition. My attendance is mandatory. Farewell.
Ame: Hold on Florinia. I am to go see if I can stop all this plant life frenzy from continuing and James is coming along.
Florinia: …These terms are acceptable. Given the previous assistance granted at the factory, you will also be helpful.
James: Thanks I think.
Ame: Alright Florinia. Give us a brief on this situation.
Florinia: Certainly. An unknown force has recently begun continual engagement in the overstimulation of the malignant flora life. Cause remains unknown. However, previous incidences of this behavior have resulted in large scale destruction.
James: Wait. You mean this is happening around other wards?
Ame: If I remember correctly, it also happened in the Jasper and Beryl wards but… well it’s not so bad here. If we stop it in time, this ward won’t be completely destroyed.
Florinia: Correct. Isolate and eliminate the source of the extraneous growth immediately.
Ame: Any idea where it could be happening from?
Florinia: The target area has been narrowed to the Obsidia Park.
Ame: Makes sense. It’s the area with the most plants that’s still able to grow despite how the environment is.
Florinia: Operation assets will assemble there. Do attend shortly. Farewell. -leaves the area-
James: So how far is the park?
Ame: Shouldn’t be too long actually. We should be there within a couple of minutes.
James: You think maybe we can take a quick look around? Considering I haven’t been here that is.
Ame: I suppose. But we shouldn’t take too long.
James: You’re right. Alright. Let’s get going.
The 2 ventured into the Obsidia Ward. There seemed to be a lot of businesses here trying to sell their stuff. There was a salon, a PokeBall store, a candy store. There was even a company here from Silph Co. This was quite surprising to James. But the thing that surprised the both of them were 2 things. As James explored the area, he could see cracks in the road. Some were small but others were huge. You could look down the hole and see nothing but complete darkness. It was quite unnerving. Ame decided it was time to go to Obsidia Park. But as she was leading James there, the 2 of them stopped. In front of them was a huge hole in the ground. It was too far to even try to jump over. They were stuck.
James: What do we do now?
Ame: Let me think. Umm… Maybe we can get to the other side through the Obsidia Slums.
James: Obsidia Slums?
Ame: Yea. It’s not far from here. We just have to go down. I’ll tell you more about it when we get there.
James: Alright hun.
The 2 started walking down towards the Obsidia Slums. It didn’t take long though for a familiar face to appear before them though.
Victoria: James! Ame!
Ame: Ohh! Victoria! You’re here as well huh?
James: What happened?
Victoria: I… I’m not sure what to do. I’m sure you’ve noticed that the main road is blocked off thanks to the plants destroying the city.
Ame: Yea. It wasn’t a pretty site.
Victoria: Well I was gonna go through the slums to get to the other side. But it’s too dangerous!
Victoria: These men. They kept trying to attack me and it was like the debris in there was moving or something!
Ame: Moving… debris?
Victoria: Yes! Wait. Are you both planning on going through the slums?
Ame: Well of course.
James: We have to stop these crazy plants!
Victoria: Well… Ame, you’re more than capable of going but you should stay James.
James: What? I’m capable of going through though!
Victoria: I’m just… I’m just worried.
Ame: … You 2 should have a battle. If James wins, he stays. If he loses, he stays.
Ame: I never really got to see you truly battle. Plus, you can test your strength against someone who might be on the same level as you.
Victoria: Yea… Yea! That sounds like a great idea!
James: Well… fine. If this was anyone else though, I would have declined. Our rematch Victoria!
The 2 trainers threw out their PokeBalls and the battle started. The battle wasn’t difficult but it also wasn’t hard. Even with James limiting himself to only using 3 Pokemon so it’d be an even battle. Despite that, he was able to win the battle without losing a single Pokemon. Ame and Victoria both seemed very impressed with James’ Pokemon strength.
Ame: Wow! Not bad hun.
Victoria: Well I guess you’re more prepared than I am. Just promise me you’ll be careful alright?
James: Wait Victoria!
James: Look, we don’t know what we’re fighting out there. And the more people we have with us fighting against… whatever this thing is, the better our chances of us beating it. Why don’t you come with us?
Victoria: Come with you? But wouldn’t I just slow you both down?
Ame: Nonsense! You’re a great trainer. Think of it as some more training too. You wanna be stronger right?
Victoria: Well… yes I do.
Ame: Good. Then you’re coming with us.
Victoria: Well… alright. If you 2 don’t mind.
Ame: Alright. Let’s get going. We’re almost there.
The 3 set off to find the slums. With more people added to the group now, their chances of beating this plant attack were more successful. Soon, they ended up in front of the entrance of the slums.
James: So… this is the Obsidia Slums huh?
Victoria: Yea. It’s weird in there.
Ame: This place is basically for the homeless to come and live or for people that are doing drugs to hideout here or just to even drink.
James: Wow. That sounds…
James: No. It sounds sad. I feel sorry for them.
Ame: I do too. If I could just get enough fundings, I could make nice cozy little homes for them to live in but I don’t…
James: Hey hey. It’s ok Ame. You’ll be able to do it some day. But for right now, let’s focus on getting to the other side.
Ame: Yea… You’re right. Thanks hun.
James: You take the lead and me and Victoria will follow behind you.
Ame: Alright. Just a warning though. They will probably want to battle you.
James: That’s alright.
Victoria: Yea. I’ll feel more confident with people beside me now. Let’s get through it!
The 3 friends walked into the Obsidia Slums. The journey to get to the Obsidia Park was only just beginning and it started with getting through this dreadful, disgusting place.