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I'll take them. by purplekecleon I'll take them. by purplekecleon
It appeared Shroomsworth had not yet had time to relieve the duty of caretaker from the team he had left in charge just yet. Based on how cheery and full of spunk the departing customers seemed, perhaps “inexperienced” was not the best choice of word for the couple left in charge. It was a yellow-brown lazy-looking creature and a floating green ball of happiness. They had just finished serving their last customer when Gunpowder stepped up to the stand. Their cheerful demeanor was quickly replaced with fear.

“G-gunpowder! Is.. is that you? Oh goodness, please don’t hurt us.” It was the yellow one who spoke; the other creature proceeded to hide behind his partner. “If you need a new.. eye-patch.. thing.. you should head to Chrys’s place, not ours. We can’t help you.”

It had just occurred to Gunpowder that he had left his eyepatch behind with Sorbet. Not like he needed it.

“Aye? Oh. Yarr, don’t be frettin’, wee tykes. I ain’t here to cause trouble. In fact, I need t’ be buyin’ summin’.” Gunpowder had quite the smile on his face, which only struck further terror into his new business associates. “For real, though. No tricks. What’re yer names?”

“M-me? I’m Oskar. The other one’s Mei, she doesn’t really speak very well.” He paused, still a bit shaken up. Was Gunpowder really this notorious? Amongst guild members, he was feared, but amongst the leaders, he was a joke. What a sad fate.

“Nice t’ meet ya, Oskar.” Gunpowder looked around the table, and saw a couple of different sorts of berries on display. Behind the shop were a couple of crates, presumably containing more of the berries. “What can ya tell me ‘bout these berries, then?”

This seemed to catch the attention of the Merchants, and they began to relax now that business was being discussed. A chance to impress Shroomsworth with what we’ve learned! they surely thought. After all, the Merchants were not shy of any Pokemon with money. And Gunpowder certainly had that.

“Well, I’m glad you asked, sir! Today, we have a special on Oran berries, but well.. it’s because they’re pretty bland. If you’re after something to eat, they’ll do, but perhaps you’d be more interested in the deliciously spicy Cheri berry, or the much sweeter Pecha berry. They’re a bit more pricey, but you get what you pay for, you know?”

Gunpowder thought long and hard. Which berry would be best...? Wait, why was he thinking that? That had nothing to do with his plan! “Ahem. Well, you do drive a hard bargain, but.. I’ll take them.”

Oskar was rather puzzled. “Oh? How many?”

“All of ‘em.” Gunpowder had quite a serious look on his face.

“You.. you must be joking, sir. Not many have the funds to make such a purchase! And besides, Madame PK has given numerous speeches about never allowing you to put an item on your ahh.. so called ‘tab’...”

“No, no, I be serious. ‘Course, I be payin’ in full, too. Lessee...” Gunpowder bowed his head over the counter and lifted his hat, out of which a pile of assorted gems and gold coins fell. It made quite the noise, but Oskar did not seem to mind. In fact, he was enthralled. Such a large sum! Surely Shroomsworth would reward them admirably for making such a sale.

“Will this be enough for the lot?”

“Most certainly, sir! Absolutely, no problem!” The other creature, Mei, made an odd popping noise and the gems began to float off the counter and then off towards the main Merchant hut. Quite the crafty bunch, it seemed. “Will there be anything else, then?” Oskar inquired.

“Ah! ‘Course, you read me like a book, matey.” Gunpowder clapped his claws together in a rather excited fashion. “Yes, have these distributed amongst your guild. I will not actually be needin’ ‘em.”

Of course, no act of generosity goes unnoticed. The clanking of the pirate’s coins earlier combined with his loud voice had caught the attention of Shroomsworth, and he did not look impressed to see Gunpowder. What else was new.

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Sixth excerpt about Gunpowder's amazing set of choppers as he contemplates vandalizing PK's new item stand, by :iconlatiass:
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:iconladymaid-of-pokemon:
LadyMaid-of-Pokemon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scary gunpowder face!!
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BreathFlux Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*W* pretty!
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:iconmangodeluxe:
Mangodeluxe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you use to do colour with?
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toxicVisage Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Even without the eyepatch... Those are an amazing set of choppers. XD I love this picture!!
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Souruuriin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
omg gunpowder can be pretty scary OAO
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shadowyoshigamernerd Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how gunpowder's smile comes across as more of a rape face... X3
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:iconhedgey:
Hedgey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very nice
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:iconsudikihyanda:
sudikihyanda Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
hes going to eat all that?
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:iconsaucylobster:
SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
That is a terrifying smile, even if it is friendly.
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:iconmisterbleck:
MisterBleck Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Wow. even though Gunppowder is being nice, everytime I see that smile, I think :iconevilsmileplz: or :iconrapefaceplz:

Something is wrong with me, isn't there? :ohnoes:
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xXxMiZuMiXmIkOxXx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the faces, yes <3
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:iconnofido:
nofido Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
CUTE! :heart::excited:
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:icononetruesoul:
OneTrueSoul Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
What'll happen next~?
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:iconpotatotter:
potatotter Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I dont know which one i love the most, the artwork or the story!!!
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:iconwaterdfg:
waterdfg Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, he really is a big softy!
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:iconthedjtc:
TheDJTC Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Gunpowder looks like a face-lift gone wrong in the illustration! XD

This is a pretty interesting story so far.
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:iconcrystalitar:
Crystalitar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
gunpowder looks scary with the grin and especially his eye 0.o
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:icontriforcezz:
TriforceZZ Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ahaha awesome!
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:iconjuana-the-hedchidna:
juana-the-hedchidna Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... damn, I love Gunpowder so much now. ;w;
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:iconlazyhog:
Lazyhog Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Being really when I saw the picture...I though Gunpowder was going to eat them...
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RockpeltThunderClan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Teresa: I told you he was nice!
Jigsaw: ...
Teresa: What?!
Jigsaw: He's probably up to something.
Teresa: No way! In fact, I'm going to go give him a hug right now!
Jigsaw: What?! Are you insane?! Get back here you idiot!
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Nanairo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I like Gunpowder, But his sudden change of heart seems suspicious. I hope Shroomy isn't in a bad mood....
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pokefreakturtwig Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist
gunpowder paying in FULL?! whats he up to?
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Chirpy-chi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Hmmm...I think maybe you should go back and double check. Because in the previous excerpt, it was mentioned that Gunpowder snatched his patch back so it's impossible to have it left behind...

Gunpowder's awesome:love:
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latiass Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
You're absolutely right - it is of course not impossible, I just forgot to edit that part when I was going through. I'll make the change as soon as I can! Thanks for pointing it out.
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Chirpy-chi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome~
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:iconlazyhog:
Lazyhog Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
After he took the patch batch he keep talking with Sorbet, so maybe he just let it behind by mistake.
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:iconchirpy-chi:
Chirpy-chi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, ~latiass already saw the mistake. So yeah, it will be corrected later. Thanks for trying to clear it up anyway.
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AppleAtti Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
^_^
I'm happy to see Oskar and Mei in this! I've had a busy autumn, and kinda had to sit out Mission 4, so this offers a reasonable explanation for my team's absence! Thanks!
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QuicksilverTitan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd be scared if I saw that smile too.
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:iconhakaiakumu:
HakaiAkumu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
oh wow! Oskar and Mei!! i love those two!
Gunpowder looks freaky when he smiles CX
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:iconthokage:
Thokage Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That smile xDDD
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:icondragonith:
Dragonith Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Smiles go for miles!

...

And in Gunpowder's case, it scares for miles too. XP
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:iconpotatotter:
potatotter Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:iconfblikeplz:
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:iconbluebird236:
BlueBird236 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Gunpowder's smile scares me a bit...
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eanbowman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
hahahah... those teeth!



This is perfect.
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GO-VG Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Such a innocent face of Drowzee is so epic!! definitely :+fav:
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:iconblanewind13:
blanewind13 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Sooooo cute
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:iconphycofox:
Phycofox Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
land-shark-dragons with pirate hats shouldnt smile like that. Ogod that's giving some serious creeps.
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:icongineua:
Gineua Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
that drowsee is so cute!!!
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:iconunknownoo8:
UnknownOO8 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... just wow...
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:iconmacattack3:
MacAttack3 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Oskar and Mei look awesome omg!
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:iconcriticalquit:
CriticalQuit Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Can't tell if generous or undermining PK...
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:iconvolcano-queen:
Volcano-Queen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011

That is one adorable Drowzee. :'D
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:iconlovelymilk:
LovelyMilk Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WHOAWHOAWHOA Oskar and Mei, now this is some exciting stuff right here! Their expressions are adorable!
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:iconbloodfencer:
Bloodfencer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Buying all the berries... then giving them to the Merchant teams... I know it must be a simple plan, its Gunpowder after all, but I can't make heads or tails of it.
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:iconmountainking417:
MountainKing417 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I don't need Sherlock Holmes to tell me something is up.
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:iconsurreptitious-socks:
Surreptitious-Socks Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
omg! That reuniclus is so adorable I want to squeeze it and munch on its gelatinous body.
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:iconrupturedpast:
Rupturedpast Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It's a Duosion though.

Oh my god don't hurt me.
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:iconsurreptitious-socks:
Surreptitious-Socks Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Close enough, it still has that lime gelatin looking body. :iconikilleditplz:
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