Loti and Les end up at the location where the SOS signal came from. Les and Loti dive under to get to the ship. As Les entered, however, the door closed. It couldn't be opened either... [Look for an exit or an air pocket!] Loti messaged via Holo Caster. Les nodded, and headed off...
She searched and couldn't find one, yet... She starts to feel her chest tighten... "Mmmblmph..." She moaned... She continued looking, despite her need for air. She found the enterance to the cargo bay shut tight. She tries to open it, but she runs out of air... "Blblblblmmph... mmm... m..." Les began to fall unconscious... Suddenly, Ches pried through the door and gave Les some air. A Snivy was following him. It gave Ches air, but she seemed to have lost her legs somehow... [Who's she?] Les asked using her Holo Caster. [We can explain later] Ches replied.
They looked around for an exit to the place, as well as Pat. Eventually, Loti's face turned red, and Snivy had to give her air... Les didn't know how long she could hold on for, but it seems to be for a good while... They find Pat unconscious in the water, equipped with an EFS. Ches grabs him and swims on. There was an exit in the form of a vent, but only Les could fit through. [Have Snivy give you air, first...] Ches said. Les nodded, and accepted some air before entering the vent.
She swims through the maze-like vent to find some kind of exit before she drowns... She finds a light, suddenly... An exit! She swam towards it and tried to open it, but it was jammed... She needed to breathe, so she swam back out of the vent to get some air from Snivy before going back in and attempting to open the vent. She did this for a while before finally opening the jammed vent cover. She found a pile of waterproof explosives, as well. She used them on the door to blast open an exit for the others! Everyone swam up for air, and Pat was woken up.
Pat: Les, right? Thanks for saving us.
Les: No problem! I take it Emm told you about me?
Ches: She did!
Ches looked towards the Snivy. "And who might you be, young madame?"
Snivy: I'm still quite young, you know... You don't need to call me that.
Les: So what's up with her, anyway?
Ches: She seems to be an experiment created by Team Flare, if the hideout was any indication... She is able to create and exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide quickly, essentially allowing her to hold her breath for as long as she likes.
Les: We should tell the others at base.
Ches: We should. Maybe Decket knows about this. I heard she was part of the Team Flare case. Plus, she was born there, so she might find something out.
Ches pulls out his Holo Caster and calls Decket to tell her everything that's happened.
Decket: [Got it! I'll see what I can find! In the meantime, I'll teleport you guys back here, as I'm sure Daru would like to run some tests on her...]
As Decket said that, the Snovy looked a bit... scared...
Pat: Don't worry... He won't hurt you... much...
Loti: Pat! Don't scare her!
Pat: Sorry, sorry...
The group traveled back to AQUA-16.