This is a drawing which originally was gonna be just a single strip work based on this and the following comments www.reddit.com/r/twitchplayspo… and on this www.reddit.com/r/twitchplayspo… but turned into a full comic once me and /u/Lycaa were talking about the possibilities of the lore about baba's state and abe's reaction to his old pokemon turned human.
This was a really interesting thing to talk about and sketch, hope you like it
She Splashed while Starmie burned.
I can also post it here and on the subreddit.
"Did you hear me newbie?! TURN DOWN THE VOLUME, ITS A ZEPHY TRAP, I NEED TO FOCUS!"
Abe jumped up from his seat, nearly knocking away the sleeping Alice. He couldn´t believe it. That was Baba? He grabbed the remote and turned off the screen entirely. The others wouldn´t understand. He actually considered himself lucky that the girl next to him was asleep.
Abe decided to take action. But where to start? He didn´t know where Baba actually was. All he saw was that she was in some kind of ELF world. Abe decided to go to the living room. Some host must have been there already, or at least knew where it was. Reaching the ground floor, he met Jimmy again who just finished a round of Staryucraft 2. Abe approached him: "Hey Jimmy. Erm, I got another question." Jimmy put his headset away to fully focus on the new host: "Is it about this Baba girl? Someone got a crush already?" Abe forced himself to not remember what he just witnessed and just awkwardly nodded. "So where is she?," Jimmy pressed on. Abe began to feel uneasy. If Jimmy ever watched the stream monitor, he´d see the same things Abe just witnessed. But he continued: "I dunno, all I got is that she is in some region named ELF.". "ELF? I heard Arty and A talk about something like that. I don´t know where A is and I´m happy she isn´t here. Her smoking habits always clog up my shrine, but Arty should be in the basement practising snooker," Jimmy replied. Abe thanked him and made his way to the basement.
After taking several stairs down to the basement, he indeed saw a sharply dressed guy playing snooker by himself. Abe announced his appearance: "Hello, I´m Abe. The new host here. Are you Arty?" After finishing his strike, Arty looked up and greeted the newcomer. "Hey there. Yes I am. Do you need anything?" Abe went down the remaining stairs and once again hesitated, but managed to articulate himself: "Well. I´m kinda interested in the new host, she´s called Baba. But I don´t know where exactly she is, all I got is that she´s in some kind of "ELF" region. Jimmy told me you know something about it. Can you fill me in?" Upon hearing the speech of the newbie Arty paused and initially remained silent. Did he just hear ELF? And that new host was in one of his territories? A girl?
Arty put away his equipment and put one of his hands on Abes shoulder. He began to speak: "Listen boy. I know where that is. Very well. This region is...not like the others." Abe interrupted him: "Y..y...yea. I... saw.". "Oh, so that new host is already on the stream monitor? Did you see anything specific?" Abe tried to get the memories out of his head already, but now they all appeared in full force again: "Yea...It´s crazy.". Arty chuckled. "Of course, the ELF region is really fucking crazy. Lot´s of competing mafia groups everywhere. It´s not a good place. If you really want to visit, I can mail you a map on how to get there. You liked maps, right?" Abe answered: "Yes, I do. Is it detailed? I may need it to judge where I am exactly." The snooker player lifted his hand off of Abe and began making his way upstairs. "Of course it´s detailed. Who do you think you´re talking with? I´ll remind you. You´re talking with Arty Motherfucking HAZE! Oh, and bring strong pokemon with you. You may need to defend yourself there."
Abe didn´t want to lose time. He counted on Arty mailing him the directions and just grabbed his phone and six of his most trusted Pokemon. Particulary Zapdos, as he needed a way of fast travelling. Surfing on either ICU, Rocket Power or Dome would take way too long. After leaving the buildings, he decided to give Jessica a call as he did not know if he would have cell phone service in ELF.
Jessica: Hey honey!!!
Abe: Hey sweetie. Listen. I ... An emergency occured. I need to travel for a while.
Jessica: Some Host stuff again? Abe, you´ve become really busy since you joined the elite!
Abe: Sorry Jess, I know. I´ll make it up for you, okay? When I´m back I´m all yours.
Jessica: Hmmmh, sounds delicious. Okay there, this time I´ll let you go.
Abe: ...thanks hun. I´ll try to be back as soon as I can. Bye.
The travel has been very uneventful for Abe, and eventually he reached the ELF region. He looked for a good place to land and decided on a small stretch of land in the south. There was also a city, a perfect place to ask people for the clumsy girl with the quilava. After landing, he withdrew Zapdos and set off to ask some of the residents.
Luckily, they spoke the same language, something Abe feared would not be the case. Some even have heard from the girl Abe described, but were not willing to tell him how and where she would be. After travelling for a few hours Abe noticed a very prominent building south of the city. It looked similar to the gyms in the Kanto region, so he decided to check. And in fact, when Abe stepped into the building he witnessed what seemed to be a bug-type arena.
Abe continued to ask the trainers about where Baba was. Knowing the voices, they must have steered Baba towards every gym. After asking two of the trainers, who both pointed towards their leader, Abe went on to speak with him. "Hello, my name is Abe." The leader looked up from his seat with terrifying red eyes and interrupted the kanto champ: "What do you want, a battle?" Abe denied the request and told his story. When he finished, the leader began to laugh, but cought himself after a short while. He replied: "Yea. I know who you mean. Wujisis new girl. Man, she´s nice. Strange fetish for machines, but hey, ain´t complaining. She even makes mad blunts." Abe took a step back about what he just heard. New girl? Machine fetish? Blunts? The leader raised an eyebrow: "What, are you one of those straight-edge losers? Get lost." Not knowing what straight-edge meant, Abe quickly denied the accusation. "No no, I´m fine. I´m...curious about her, as I said. Do you know where she is?" "Probably in the Monster Center, renting a room. It´s just down the road." Abe thanked the strange looking guy and quickly left.
Not prepared for the confrontation yet, Abe entered the Center regardless. He didn´t want to wait anymore. He had to face her. He would rescue her from this strange place. At the counter, he asked the nurse where he would find a girl named Baba. The nurse giggled by Abes apparent nervousness and pointed him towards one of the rentable rooms. Number 34 to be exact.
Abe made his way towards the room, which seemed to be in a distant corner of the Monster Center. His hand shook with anticipation. He may have finally found Baba. The same Baba who he released. The same Baba who now apparently became a human, a woman. And who became completly lost. Abe adjusted his cap and his jacket to ease his tension and knocked on the door.
???: Come iii~~n!
Abe tried to open the door which was actually unlocked. After entering, his eyes started to water from the smoke which resided in the room. "Argh, I can´t see anything." He tried to squint his eyes together in order to see through the haze and actually managed to a girl with blue hair sitting on the bed, holding something in her hand. It must have been Baba. Abe found her.
Baba: Sorreeeh. Just making myself comfortable here. I´m Baba, and you are?
Abe: I..I´m Abe.
Baba: Aw, that name is as short as mine! Hopefully that´s the only thing that´s short, hmm~?
Abe couldn´t believe his ears. Did she just make a short joke? Abe closed the door, just now being able to see enough to not break out in tears.
Abe: Hey.. I... I´m not here for ...that.
Baba: Not? Usually when theres someone knocking it´s a friend of Wuji! They reeeally like me, teehee!
Abe: Sorry to disappoint..he... Well. I actually wanted to talk, can I sit?
Baba: Of course you can! I´m just relaaaxing now.
Baba enthusiasticly pointed to the empty space on the bed and Abe made his way towards the fish girl. As soon as he began to sit, Baba proceeded to come up to him from behind and held a fresh blunt in front of the completly confused trainer. The smoke already messed with his mind and he nearly stopped to realize what was going on when he noticed her hugging him tightly. "Want one?" Abe managed to kindly reject the offer, which still made the little druggie mad. "You´re strange. Everyone loves 'em! Hmpf, you ain´t fun!" Baba got off of Abe´s back and began to sulk in the corner of the bed. Abe immediatly turned around and just now managed to take a full look at the one he waited for for so long. Her eyes were distant, her nose bright red and, as Abes look went down her, her yellow jacket actually appeared to be bodypaint. Was the smoke screwing with his perception of reality? Was THIS the Baba he knew? He couldn´t believe it. His stare was interpreted differently by the girl sitting next to him. Her smile came back: "Like what you see~?" These words let Abe snap back to reality. Was he just approached by her for sex? "I...Baba..I´m...," Abe babbled, much to the amusement of Baba. "Awwww, you´re so cute! No need to be this shy! I´ll be gentle!"
Abe sat outside the city. He managed to find a rock he could sit on where nobody would see him. He fumbled around with his hands. The taste of the smoke was still on his lips. His head felt strange. Nothing made sense anymore. He needed to talk, but as predicted, his phone couldn´t receive a signal. Only one option was left. "Dome, come out."
The lord of order appeared in front of Abe, stretching himself after not being in this body for quite some time.
Dome: Hey A...What the fuck man, what happened?
Abe: I... I don´t wanna talk about it, k? I... need a distraction.
Dome: I´ll offer to slice the responsible one in half. Boy, you look violated.
Abe: I said I don´t want to talk about it. Can we go? Battle some trainers? Fight off some random mob?
Dome: ... Fine.
Abe stood up from the rock and walked past Dome, his cap deep in his face and collar up. He couldn´t return yet. Not in this state. Jessica would kill him.
And despite what happened, he still had some hope for Baba.
And kinda sad how Baba ended from an innocent magikarp to someone who use drugs and f*cks every item she finds.
Maybe this is why Abe is waiting her in Mt. Silver