Route 11 || Night
Saferi - Eighty-five || Bell - One hundred five
"The past, most likely. Not much else to talk about these days." Saferi snorted. For once, he hit the nail on the head without being a total ass or a lustful fool. In truth, they had done they same, though it was the more recent past. "That's a shame." The eel sighed, and though the statement was somber she felt peaceful. "Creatures can't survive if they live in the past." But wasn't that what everyone was trying to do? Fix the world or adjust to it enough that it had some resemblance to what it was before? You do what you have to to stay sane. Yeah, sure.
Beside her, the Dragalge with settling down. His interest must have been waning but his visage still held that of peacefulness instead of any surly emotions. "Gotta make up for it with the future I guess." Was the last thing he muttered before completing bedding down, and with that Saferi did much of the same. Her coils were already cozy and relaxed, her tail tip lazily flicking back and forth. Laying her massive jaw down among her own scales the eel suddenly realized where she was. Once again she had chosen to sleep in open water, with other Pokemon surrounding her instant of a quiet stillness. However, this time she did not find it disturbing, and while she would have preferred a quiet hole this was a decent alternative. An odd one, but a decent one nonetheless. Reaching her neck out to give it one last stretch Saferi settled her head back down and murmured, "Then it's up to us to make sure there still is a future."
"All we'd need is a few stars we recognize, then we'd at least have some anchors." Bell's brown eyes glittered with the reflection of the stars above as she stared in wonder. "The stars.. as anchors?" She thought aloud, not really knowing what an anchor was or the meaning to it. Did the stars point out directions? Weren't they just random pretty dots in the sky? How did they know which way to go during the day when the stars were hiding? The Poliwag tilted her head so much her entire body fell to the side and she flipped belly-up.
"I can recognize a few of the constellations, but... yeah, I don't know how to figure out directions based on them. I've just been running on what I can remember of what the beaches looked like." Did the constellations stay in place? Paddling upward Bell squinted, as though testing the sparkling dots, but she quickly sank back down from the small exertion. "Beaches," she repeated Thorn's word softly as a yawn interrupted her. "We could follow the shoreline.." Her eyes blurred out and she had to blink them hard to refocus.
If she had noticed or not, Aqua was quick to follow with notions of her own fatigue. "I'm as tired as a worn-out shoe. I don't think I'll be able to make heads or tails of them before getting a little shut eye. We should probably all get some sleep, we'll need it for the ship tomorrow." With another hard press of her eyes the child made sure she could see straight as she whine, "But the stars will be sleeping in the morning!" How would she know which way to go? Well, it wasn't like they were following them now, but it'd be cool to see how. "Yeah, you're right," Thorn agreed, shaking the sleep from his own eyes. "We're about ready to hit the sack, what about you?"
Bell wanted desperately to argue, to keep talking and learning, looking at the stars and just being with her friends, but even she could not deny how exhausted she was. A massive yawn rippled across her face and her flat tail shook until her maw fell closed. "We are exploring the ship tomorrow, right?" She asked sleepily as she settled herself atop of Thorn. The instant she did so the urge to sleep was overwhelming. How had she gone so long without a nap? Why was she keeping herself awake? Another yawn spread across her face. "I cant wait..." came out as she exhaled, the anticipation not enough to keep her going any longer.