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Not my chair... by purplekecleon Not my chair... by purplekecleon
Lexy pressed the book shut carefully, smoothing the covers together to keep all the pages flat, and placed it gently in his lap. Beneath it, his tail bristled slightly, but his expression didn't change; half-lidded eyes met his captor's gaze without quite focusing, the way you might not focus on a moth fluttering past your field of vision. "The Pokédex is in my private collection, for which you need a library card."

This was still not the expected reaction, and it briefly derailed Skive's intimidation routine. "A wh-- how d'ya get a library card?"

A tiny hint of a smile cracked at the corner of Lexy's mouth. "Prove your dedication to the pursuit of knowledge, and best me in a battle of wits of your choosing." He looked the Sneasel up and down, and the smile faded before it'd really begun. "Maybe ask a more learnéd friend to give it a try."

Skive snarled, splattering droplets of spittle across drooped eyelids. Claws pressed taut against the smaller critter's neck, and two thin red lines formed in the cream-colored fur. "Little smartass, let's see how smart ya are withour yer head, eh?"
Lexy's face fell. "Not my chair..."

The Sneasel reared up and snorted a laugh. "About to die and worried about blood on yer chair!" He pulled his arm back and braced for a murderous Slash. "Arrogant little--"

Burning pain exploded along his back. Heat and flame poured from behind him, carving deep black scorch marks into expensive velvet. Skive screamed and toppled backwards off the chair arm—he landed on his burned back, eliciting another scream and sending him clamoring frantically onto all fours. He puffed and heaved, his icy body tensed and aching, his vision blurred by sweat and tears and pain. He blinked a few times, and saw the purple Pokémon floating towards him—a Chandelure that he just hadn't noticed in his awe at the indoor sunlight.

Lexy was standing on his chair now, moaning and carefully prodding the smoldering embers along the top. "This was my favorite! Cal, be more careful, jeez."

Caldera's voice came out warm but hollow, tinged by a barely audible echo. "Appreciative as ever. If—when—you’re next in immediate danger of decapitation, I'll be sure to first reflect on the ramifications my intervention may have on the furniture. "
A frayed thread was still alight, and Lexy gently pinched it out between two fingers. "I'd be happier if your favorite move caused less, ah, collateral damage." He glanced at his fellow librarian out of the corner of one eye, and grinned. "But thanks, Cal."

The ghostly Pokémon floated a few feet away, purple panels glimmering with the light of the flame at his core. "You know the strategic utility as well as I. And please use my full name; I’m quite aware how witty you consider yourself to be, but I’d rather not be subjected to morphological dissection for the sake of your wordplay obsession. Now, whatever has become of your assailant?"

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Third excerpt by :iconlexyeevee: about Merlot's library.
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:iconambiances:
ambiances Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
This is divine.
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:iconhedgey:
Hedgey Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
so adorable, I love the fluff <3
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:iconsnuffles11:
snuffles11 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Where can I actually read this story? I can't find it anywhere. *fails*
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:iconmoonperfume:
moonperfume Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Hah. Wicked.
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:iconmisterfizzington:
MisterFizzington Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
That is a pretty awesome Chandelure.
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:iconshadowyoshigamernerd:
shadowyoshigamernerd Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
caldera sure does have some elaborate speech...
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:iconwolfclawalchemist:
wolfclawalchemist Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
My two fav pokemon.
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:icondoodlerush:
DoodleRush Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Great Job
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:iconspringdragonfly:
SpringDragonfly Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the colors on Cal. Great job.
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:iconduskofgold5:
DuskofGold5 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How you color is beautiful <3
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:iconmagikarp64:
magikarp64 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
chandelures are the best pokemon ever
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:iconfrancisneon:
francisneon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
the lighting on chandelure is so amazing O.O
so colorful *o*
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:iconpokax:
PokaX Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Interesting place for a fire type...
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:iconrival200:
Rival200 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
I know right? :L
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:iconpokax:
PokaX Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Yep.
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:iconmrscribble7:
mrscribble7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the colours :D
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:iconmypokeniverse:
mypokeniverse Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
love how you painted chandeliur love it
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:iconandrewreyburn:
andrewreyburn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Enemy Skive used Intimidate!
... But it Failed!

Lexy used Unnerve!
It's Super Effective!
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:iconandrewreyburn:
andrewreyburn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Enemy Skive used Slash!
... But it Missed!

Go Caldera!
Caldera used Spirit Burn!

Enemy Skive Fainted!
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Pinksneasel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
I love how Lexy stays so calm even when claware digging into his throat, and he knows how to say things in a way that annoy and belittle Skive. And Caldera looks awesome with his alternating panels.

And poor chair, but at least he got a suppereffective hit on the attacker.XD
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:iconextibalix:
Extibalix Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
XD te pasas amiga mia se ve muy lindoy mas por que le quierren quitar su silla XD
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:iconzoruatheaether:
ZoruaTheAether Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
NO NOOO NOT THE CHAIR
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:iconokamiqueen:
OkamiQueen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooh it's a chandelure! i love them XD
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:iconsithwolf:
sithwolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
all flames and fire pokemon
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:icondracona-wynne-hale:
Dracona-Wynne-Hale Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D: Caldera? Not Calcifer? Darn...
Awesome, though!
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:iconpurplekecleon:
purplekecleon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like the way Caldera sounds better
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:icondracona-wynne-hale:
Dracona-Wynne-Hale Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Caldera sounds awesome, but there's a Fire Demon from Howl's Moving Castle named Calcifer, and when I read "Cal," I was hoping this was a reference!
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:iconlexyeevee:
LexyEevee Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
a caldera is a crater formed by a volcanic explosion

there's still a reference in there, though
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:icondracona-wynne-hale:
Dracona-Wynne-Hale Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, which is why I thought it was neat!
It's just not the reference I was looking for. Oh well. :)
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:iconlexyeevee:
LexyEevee Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
i mean there's another reference in there 8)
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:icondracona-wynne-hale:
Dracona-Wynne-Hale Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know! It just wasn't the one I was looking for! It's a very good reference, though!
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:icondimensionsatire:
Dimensionsatire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Makes me think of "That can't be good for the table"
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:iconmourphine:
Mourphine Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
What brush do you use?? This is so cool...
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:iconoemilythepenguino:
OEmilyThePenguinO Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
RAINBOW CHANDELURE!!!! :iconexplodelaplz:
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:icontarripup:
TarriPup Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student
NEVER. IN THE. LIBRARY.

I've got a Shadow Ball with Skive's name on it... (and I'mma not gonna blame Caldera... it wouldn't have happened if it weren't for Skive!! :ohnoes:)

(I'm a nerd... yeah... I appreciate libraries and the furniture, so what? :XD:)

Oh, right!! Comments are for art appreciation... BUT NOT APPRECIATE FURNITURE DAMAGE. D8
*feels sorry for the chair... seriously, I do!!* ^^;
Such an emotional piece.... emotions can be over anything we love, and having a favourite chair.... if anyone did anything to something I loved, it would hurt me... :(

...Revenge of the Furniture.
Stay tuned.
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:iconpokerus911:
Pokerus911 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
loving that Chandelure :heart:
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:icondragonith:
Dragonith Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chairish the moment while it lasts Lexy. That chair won't ever be the same again. =P
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:iconthecucuyo:
thecucuyo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Nice.
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:iconqueenofgrapes:
queenofgrapes Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That chandelure.
It's beautiful.
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:iconjoct:
Joct Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eevee: "Be gentle".
SORRY COULDN'T RESIST
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:iconshadowdragonx-2:
ShadowDragonX-2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Poor chair.
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:iconkurse10:
Kurse10 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
CHANDELURE! :la:
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:iconryuuchan4:
Ryuuchan4 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:iconawesomeplz:
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:iconetsoree:
Etsoree Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
God, Caldera looks simply amazing!
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:iconemeclipse:
Emeclipse Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore this. Caldera enjoys using large words like my sister.
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ShikkaTL Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha nice. wonder what's next. i am liking vee's way of speech, his writing is awesome. i really like his face in the pic, haha!
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:iconlexyeevee:
LexyEevee Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
geez well i have never really tried fiction before so thanks!!
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:iconandrewreyburn:
andrewreyburn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Hey, is the full story available on fanfiction.net or elsewhere? You're writing is supreme, and I'd love to read more.
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:iconlexyeevee:
LexyEevee Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
ok i fucked up typing that and also didn't realize i'd already said that in this thread

disregard entire last sentence
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:iconlexyeevee:
LexyEevee Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
i can't post it until the illustrations are done, under threat of violence

but thank you! i've actually never churned out really fiction before
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