Intended Capture: Poliwag
Min Chars: 5k
Thousands of black specks trapped in a gooey substance. Imprisoned in the spawn until they are strong enough to fend for themselves. But few, if any, ever survive. They were hidden carefully beneath a rock and in the midst of the seaweed A light shone in the darkness ifthere murky lake.
"I can see," one of the specks shouted. "Freedom, hope, a chance to grow up big and strong!" the speck added. The other miniscule specks screamed in excitement as the large light floated towards them. "I can't wait to be big and strong!" another piped up. "I'm going to be a strong fearless Poliwrath!" one of them chirped. "No way, Politoed's are so much cooler. I will be one some day!" the spawn began quarelling amongst themselves for the next few seconds as to which one of their evolutions were best.
"Wait a second. The light is growing smaller. Come back!" a young Poliwag squeaked. "Make it come back. "Quick, make noises we have to get it's attention!" one screamed. A high-pitched scream came from the mouths of all of the fresh Poliwag. All of them except for me. The light bulb seemed to notice the sound and began to grow bigger. "Salvation, here I come. I'm going to be the first to freedom!" "No, I am!" The Poliwag started pushing each other as they squirmed to the front. Being the youngest, I couldn't hold my position and was knocked back and nearly trampled to death by my own brothers and sisters.
I was sent out of the spawn and flung into the cold, murky water below. It was so cold. I could feel myself slipping out of consciousness. I watched, scared of being left alone, as the light revealed itself to be attached to a huge blue body. The other Poliwag soon realised that they were wrong about salvation. They were prey. The Chinchou opened its mammoth sized mouth and started to eat my brothers and sisters. Their screams sent shivers down my not fully formed spine.
That was the last thing I remember.
My eyes slid open lazily. I had a strange feeling that I was forgetting something. Oh no, they're all dead. Every last one of them. What will I do? I'm lost. I'm alone... where am I? I asked myself seeing the land around me. Oh no! I was out of water. I started to flail and wriggle. I was going to die I just knew it. An age passed. I don't know how long it was. Seconds? Minutes? Hours? But eventually I copped on. I could breath. Notthrough my gills but through my... mouth. It was an extremely unusual feeling not sucking water through my gills but the cool air felt somewhat refreshing as it blew into my mouth. I lapped up the air greedily, slightly enjoying this new sensation.
"Good morning, sunshine," a deep voice said. I looked around for the sound of the voice. I only saw huge blades of grass (assuming that is what those stalky green things were called. Perhaps they were still called reeds up here... Anyway, I cranes my neck looking for the source of the voice.
"Mom, he's awake!" the voice roared and the sound vibrations started to give me a headache. I needed water. Searching around, I saw a large cup. It was filled with water. I hopped over nervously. Peered inside. What the heck?! The water was transparent. It wasn't murky or muddy. Perhaps it wasn't actually water. "Quick Mom, over here! In the glass tank!" Ah, that voice! It hurt my head. I had to take a risk and jump into the water. It was cool, refreshing perfect. My skin felt rehydrated straight away. Bliss... but I soon learned otherwise.
It was a few hours before I forced myself out of the water. I was eager to inspect the dry land and the surroundings, but I was anxious. I had no idea what to expect to be honest. I had had enough time to relax in the water and the booming voices seemed to have disappeared. Cautiously I hopped out and began to waddle around. There was grass and sand and some moss directly in front of me but ahead of that I wasn't sure. I waddled onwards. In the distance there was a .. light! No! I jumped bakwards, squealing with terror. Not light. Chinchou were fearsome creatures and I preferred the darkness. I hopped back into my cup of water, paddling to the bottom and hiding.
Hours passed before I had to leave the cup. My stomach felt as though it was eating itself. What was I going to do? I needed food but I didn't know what it looked like or where I'd get it. I was use to the jelly I had lived in for so long. I needed to go and get some. Peeking over the edge of the cup, I saw the light still there. It was staring this way! I cowered backwards but knew I couldn't hide fir ever. Sighing, I leapt out and inched forwards. The light didn't flicker or dart for me like Chinchou did whwn spying their prey. Thatsure is odd. I moved forward a little more and began to see the shape around the light. It was nothing like any Chinchou I had ever seen. It hung from the sky from a thick string. Now that I looked at it, the sky was different too. It was all White as far as I could see. Maybe there were clouds up there.
Upon further inspection I came to realise that the light was surrounded by a semi-circular transparent upside down dish. I moved forward so that it was right above me. If it was going to attack it would now. I couldn't live in anymore fear. I closed my eyes fearing the worst. But nothing happened. The light didn't so much as budge. I was safe! I edged forwards some more heading for the unknown. Then BAM! My face hit off something and I was knocked to the ground. Opening my eyes I realised there was nothing there. Huh? It was like som sort of invisible barrier. Very weird. I pushed against it once more but nothing happened. Peering through the glass I saw something huge.
A large, four-legged animal sat in front of the glass, scratching its nails off the glass. My head rang with the pain of the noise. The creature licked its lips with a huge pink tongue. "Meowth," it shouted and I fell to the floor in pain. The creature lifted one of its paws high up above it's head. It messed around with some latch at the top and I saw the glass door swing open. "Meow!" the beast screeched extending out a huge paw and grabbing me. I was being crushed. I couldn't breath. Looking at the beast I saw it open its mouth and the paw with me inside moved forwards. "No! Help me," I coughed, unable to breath. The paw flung me into the open mouth. I was plunged into darkness as the mouth closed. There was nothing I could do. It was the end. I, just like my brothers and sisters, was about to die. Razor sharp teeth, slightly smaller than me, pierced my skin and ripped me up. The pain was unbearable. Feeling my body being torn apart...