A Rangers Trip
Buzz slowly opened the glass door and stumbled forward into the building. His shoes dragged across the floor and in his hand was a small half empty whiskey bottle. Buzz opened his mouth ready to same something, however a loud belching burp echoed from his mouth. The receptionist, after noticing the young man, quickly abandoned her post at the front desk and started to run towards him. He looked up and watched her run. He was fixed in a trance. She had the most beautiful eyes and her long blonde hair swept to one side. She wore a revealing low crop top and a short denim skirt. He was in heaven.
“Sir, I’m afraid to say that they left without you,” she said. Buzz snapped from his trance and mumbled, “Whaaa, who, who left?”
“The Rangers, silly. The left to go on a bonding exercise to the Lakes, however we all know that they’ve gone to get completely pissed,” She replied.
“Aww crumpets,” he bellowed.
“Woooo, it’s party time,” cried Joe as he stood up. He looked out from the Jeep and suddenly saw a huge lake appear on the horizon. He gulped his drink and sat back down, throwing the empty glass bottle into a black bin bag.
“Hey, guys watch this,” said James. He grabbed a small beer can and held it in his palm. Then he quickly slammed the can into his forehead. The can crumpled up on contact with James’ forehead and fell to the floor. Joe was surprised that James didn’t react at all to it, since it looked pretty painful.
“So guys, what do you want to do first when we reach the lakes? Swimming? barbeque?” Eric asked the group. James’ eyes lit up upon hearing the word barbeque and quickly replied, “Yes a barbeque. Since I have the most expertise about barbeques, I should be the head chef.”
“Well I don’t mind going swimming first,” Ivy replied. Akinai looked up and added, “Yeah swimming sounds awesome.”
Argent and Cameron looked at each other simultaneously and said together, “We’ll come.”
Joe laughed and turned around and stared outside.
I wonder how Jay is doing with his new job at BMG
The Jeep suddenly halted. Everyone jumped out from the Jeep and started to help by unloading the food, alcohol and the barbeque. James watched eagerly as the barbeque was being unloaded and started to slowly rub his hands. Once they had unloaded everything, Argent, Cameron, Ivy, Akinai and Siless got changed into their swimming costumes and ran into the lake. Joe walked forward towards Eric and Bill, who were watching James ignite the fire.
“So I guess this is normal for you then James?” asked Bill. James smiled and replied, “Of course, I’m an Aussie. Cooking barbeque food is in my blood.” James ripped open a small bag of burgers and threw them onto barbeque. Joe looked around and watched as Argent started to splash water towards Akinai like he was a little boy playing in a water park.
“Hey guys, am I late?” called out Gaius. Joe turned his back and noticed Gaius appear from a small trail through the woods. “No, we just arrived. How was the run?” asked Bill.
“It went pretty well, the guy caught a Phione. First one to be ever caught I think.” Gaius replied.
“Shh, don’t tell Cameron that. I think his been to the Lakes 5 times now looking for a Phione.” Eric stated.
“Hey Joe, could you go into my bag and get the Boomerang, might as well do something while we’re waiting for the burgers,” James asked. Joe nodded and picked up James’ bag. It was quite heavy, almost like lifting a ton of bricks. He placed the bag down on the table and started to rummage through it. As he was rummaging through his bag, Joe suddenly realized how much crap James had. He had a three pairs of glasses, loads of Pokedolls and a couple of items that Joe had never heard of before. He closed the bag and replied, “Nope, no boomerang.”
“What!” he exclaimed. He quickly ran across towards his bag and tipped the bag upside down. The whole content of the bag cascaded down onto the soft sandy floor. Once he realized there was no boomerang, he turned around and slowly walked back to the barbeque. I guess it wasn’t a proper barbeque without a boomerang in his eyes.
Then all of a sudden, a loud cry appeared from the lake.
“Help!” cried Argent.
The five men turned around and noticed that Argent was in trouble. Bill quickly took off and started to run down the bank towards the waters edge. He leaped into the air and dived into the water.
“Get it off, get it off,” cried Argent. He looked up and noticed a small green Pokemon lying on his head. The small green tentacles gripped onto his large afro, there was no way this Pokemon was coming off easily. Bill finally arrived at the scene and looked at the Pokemon. It was a Lotad and it seemed to be attached to Argent’s hair. At this point, Ivy, Akinai and Cameron were all screaming and retreating back to shore. Bill grabbed Argent’s arm and started to drag him back to shore, hoping the rest of the Rangers would have a plan.
He dragged Argent ashore and placed him in front of everyone else. Bill looked at the other Rangers and said, “What do we do. It seems the Lotad is stuck to Argent’s hair.”
“Cut it,” exclaimed Akinai.
Argent quickly glared towards Akinai, disapproving her suggestion. Joe looked at the Lotad and said, “It looks like it’s the only way to get the Lotad out from your hair. I think I have some scissors here.” He turned around and picked up a pair of scissors from James’ bag. He looked at Argent and replied, “Sorry mate, it has to be done.”
After fifteen minuets of hacking at Argent’s hair, the Lotad was finally out of his hair. Argent got up from the ground and looked down at the pile of hair. Joe felt bad for him however unfortunately it had to be done or else he would be walking around with a Lotad stuck on his head.
The Lotad looked around and suddenly felt threatened. The small water Pokemon opened his mouth and fired jets of water towards the rangers. Eric quickly dodged one of the jets of water and turned around wondering where it went. Then he noticed James’ kneeling down on the floor besides a fallen barbeque, sobbing.
“Quick someone stop that Lotad,” shouted Ivy. Joe quickly reached into his belt and removed a Pokeball. He threw the ball through the air and watched as it landed on Lotad. The rampaging Lotad suddenly disappeared inside the Pokeball. Then after seconds later, a soft clicked rang out from the Pokeball.
“Phew, glad that’s over. So when we eating?” Cameron said. Everyone turned around and looked at James, who was still crying.
“First the boomerang, now the barbeque,” he cried.
“Takeaway?” suggested Siless?
“Good idea,” replied the Rangers.