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Oh, for the love of... by purplekecleon Oh, for the love of... by purplekecleon
How was this to be approached? He wasn’t sure. At the very least, he had to feign respect, for Twigs had been a rich client early on in Shroomsworth’s history of corresponding in lieu of PK. “Er... well, the good madam is out right now. I respectfully ask that you return at a later date.” He wished badly that there was a way to avoid talking about the Tao crisis, and hoped Twigs would comply.

Of course, as anyone could guess, Twigs did not. “No. I wish to see her now. Are you hiding her? Where has she gone?”

“She’s out, as I’ve told you. I know not where. She... didn’t tell anyone before going, you must understand.” This was an extremely uncomfortable subject for Shroomsworth, but he did his best to answer honestly. Well... it was all factually correct at least, even if not the whole truth.

Displeased, Twigs crouched down and wiggled his rump. Shroomsworth immediately tensed, prepared for an attack, when Twigs sailed right over his head and landed up a dozen steps or so. Shroomsworth whipped around to see the cat sprinting to the top and down the hallway.

“Oh, for the love of...”

Before that thought could be finished, he heard the very particular, very piercing sound of glass shards exploding. He raised a pair of claws to his face and wrung his cheek in an exasperated motion. Wondering if a troublemaker snuck in while he was dealing with his finicky client, he hopped around the corner to confront the source of the broken goods. He discovered he was half right: it was indeed a troublemaker that had taken advantage of the gap in Shroomsworth’s attention a minute or so before, but no sneaking was required.

It was simply Styx. He held another mirror in his paws, of the same variety as the shattered one now on the ground, and smiled vacantly. He loosened his grip and dropped this second one straight down. Shroomsworth felt himself turn a little paler; these were expensive! Handcrafted! Particular design around the edges! And, what? Just because his brother was rich, this little fool thought he could do as he pleased?

Shroomsworth’s patience was being drained much more rapidly than the brothers’ deficit was adding up. “Stop that, this instant! You are ruining perfectly good wares, and I shall have you removed at once!”

The Meowth continued its little smirk, empty of any real emotion, and crouched down. Shroomsworth leaned forward to grab him before any more profit could be sacrificed (for who knew if Twigs would really pay?), but Styx had fooled him in the same manner as Twigs. He made a very large leap up to a shelf reserved for boxes of overstock. Hardly being the most adept of climbers or jumpers, one of the boxes was knocked over in his wake.

What sounded like a few dozen glass items shattering at once could be heard as the box hit the ground, spilling shards and a rich, purple goo in a single wave outward.

Shroomsworth made a sort of little squeak that was the byproduct of extreme anger and disbelief, and wet his lips, getting ready to yell. Simply incredible.

In this situation, with a cat racing along the tops of the shelves, Shroomsworth found himself not knowing how to proceed. Dashing after the cat would result in more broken goods, undoubtedly. So, what was there to be done?

In the middle of a crazy leap from one shelf to the next, Styx was yelling, “I saw him go outta the mirror, nyeh heh!” He zoomed behind the boxed goods and made another leap of faith, during which he spoke his nonsense once more. “He went back to his castle where he rules the plebes, nyehah!”

Shroomsworth saw his opportunity in these leaps. He had to wait for a pattern in the Meowth’s seemingly-erratic laps, and catch him up during one of these jumps. If he could do that, Styx would be his.

He followed Styx with his eyes, moved carefully into place. If there was something Shroomsworth was adept at, it was seeing a pattern in what looked to be a random set of movements.

“He’s gotta wear his crown until it gets broke, but he can’t do it himself, nyehehe! He told me so himself, and so did his friends.”

Another crash from a box thrust from the shelf thanks to the tiny cat’s momentum. Almost, though. Styx was almost assured to make a flying jump from the left to the second shelf behind him... it was in his body language, in the crazed look contorting that face otherwise devoid of emotion.

The leap was made, as foreseen, and Styx was plucked midair by a perfect stretch of the arms. Shroomsworth had caught his quarry.

Right in time for Malt to gaze below, confused, from the railing above. “Hey... what’s going on?”

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Part 10 of "Complementaries"
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thandav Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
awe awesome
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killerkit101 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
STYX!
WAT ARE YOU DOING!!!
STYX!!!!
STAHP!!!!
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TlKl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Wow, i love how you can pick only one color and draw different things with all the shades of it <3 (if that even makes sense lol)
Either ways, beautifull piece <33
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Teavian Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Man, Styx is annoying! Really great action pose and perspective you've got there!
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SkittyKittyCat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh..-_-... I don't like Twigs..
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Cool Angel
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chibiphlosion Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D:< Styx, go back to being a Magikarp!
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Tanglecolors Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
what the heck Twigs?!! you cant just barge in!! PK ain't here, so just leave dude!!!
jerk
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Lord-Siver Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i waited for this moment so long now shroomy has to kick twigs in his snobbish ass
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TeamNerium Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Oh boy, he's just gonna get the crap scratched out of him. Unless Shroomsworth attacks first, maybe.

Also, Styx is just a great name. Too bad he seems just completely crazy.
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
FOR THE LOVE OF... I wonder how one would end that in the PMD world.
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drakke148 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
prolly just god, in the pmd-e universe, almost no one knows what an arceus is or what is a mew even (some didn't knew what species Jasmine was)
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
True. They aren't called legendary pokemon for nothing.
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Lord-Siver Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
arceus
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drakke148 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in the pmd-e universe only a few know the name arceus, most pokemons there doesn't know the species of the legendary pokemon that exists, so Shroomy would probaly just say "god" there.
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
That would make sense. Or maybe one of the other legendary pokemon. "Oh for the love of Mew!"

You know, Mew is supposed to be the first pokemon to form. Wouldn't that mean it was around before Arceus was?
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Hailo95100 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Arceus is said to have created the universe and some of the Legendaries. Mew is said to have created all /modern/ Pokemon, so, no, Mew would not have come before Arceus.

I'm so sorry this is something that irritates me to no limit
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UltimateSassMaster Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
i hate to barge in like a rude ass, but meh, just wanted to share my personal opinion. i always sort of seen it as arceus was a mew at first, but when bestowed with his universe-creating powers he "adapted" into his current form. and then he created the other "mews" who, when bestowed with blahblahblah powers, formed into dialga and blahblah.

i'll prolly get a tongue lashing for this, but i mean, its pokemon :/ it can really be interpreted however you want.
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
It does irritate you? I'm sorry. But if arceus is a Pokemon, then where did Mew come from when it's considered the first?
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Lord-Siver Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ok i dont wanna hear like a know-it-all but mew just has the dna of all pokemon (so it is maybe the first pokemon of the "normal" ones) and arceus is the creator of universe so arceus is like god and mew like adam and eve so it has to be "in the love of arceus"
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Now that does make sense. I never thought of it like that.
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
....radical action shot....=3
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shana2012 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I love it :)
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Leo-Artemio Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Calling that Styx's words have something to do with that Thundurus in Steel city.
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UsaginoTsuki Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Styx seems the model of Royal inbreeding
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chibiphlosion Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS.
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Lord-Siver Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hes just like :iconspazattackplz:
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flitchard Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Hmmm... what Styx said interests me... "He's gotta wear his crown until it's broke~" ? Wonder what that means...
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pokemaniac-x Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Now I hate Twigs even more.
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Lord-Siver Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
twigs-hater-high-five
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IceFireDrag Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent perspective! I just love how Styx looks leaping in midair
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deathsbuddy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
in this picture: styx crosses the river that is his namesake. shroomsworth helps.
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chibiphlosion Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfreeinternetplz:
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