Team Aqua's base of operations, somewhere east of Lilycove City, 11:35 p.m.
Esmeralda, the newborn heiress of Team Magma, was spared her life at the last minute. Having taken a shine to his rival's daughter, Adrian, leader of Team Aqua, decided it would be best to adopt her. However, their sworn rivals were determined to rescue her and return Esmeralda to their base of operations. Knowing that his newborn child's life was in immediate danger, Maxie, Team Magma's leader, deployed a recon team, lead by his own trusted admin, Tabitha Homura, to stage an attack on Team Aqua and return her safe and sound. Unfortunately, Team Aqua was not going to surrender her that easily.
Tabitha, himself, was tense, his mind focused on Esmeralda. He had faith that this operation would be a success, but was concerned for Esmeralda's welfare. If anything were to happen to her, he knew what would await him once he returned. However, he was determined not to let that occur.
"Don't worry, Esmeralda," he said, taking a step back. "We're coming to save you."
With that, he swiftly kicked down the entrance to Team Aqua's base of operations, but was immediately surrounded by them, as they were unwilling to surrender Esmeralda easily. Fortunately, he managed to dispel a few of them, and ordered several of his grunts to fight back. With Team Aqua taken care of, he continued onward, coming to rest at the room holding his leader's newborn child. Immediately coming to her side, he was relieved that she was unhurt, and, as of now, completely safe.
"Esmeralda, I'm so sorry this happened to you," he said softly. Though she was not hurt, she was extremely scared, and cried softly.
"It's alright Esmeralda," he continued, gently taking her in his arms to comfort her. "You're safe now."
Having secured Esmeralda, Tabitha & Team Magma prepared to leave Team Aqua's base of operations, but not before being stopped by Adrian, Team Aqua's leader. Unwilling to allow his leader's newborn daughter to be in danger once again, Tabitha held her close to him. Esmeralda, however, slept on, unaware that both teams were fighting over her.
"You know, I actually really like Esmeralda," Adrian remarked, advancing towards Team Magma. "It's unfortunate that she happens to have Maxie's blood in her, though."
"How dare you insult Leader Maxie!" Tabitha remarked. "Esmeralda is his & Miss Courtney's child, and always will be.And since I am their fiercely loyal admin, I will do everything within my power to protect her, even at the risk of my own life."
"She must be fortunate witn someone like you ensuring her safety. I really must ask though: Do you even like your leader's child? Or are they forcing you to do this?"
"My loyalty towards Leader Maxie & Miss Courtney will not waver. I will never allow their child to come to harm, much less from our sworn rivals. Of course, don't even try to hurt my leader, or Miss Courtney. I would never forgive myself if anything happened to them or their daughter."