[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Mauville City - Mauville Pokecenter | Late Night | 13"That's actually not a bad idea."
Oh, good! The rabbit agrees. Calem feels his tense body relax, just slightly, at the notion that his idea wasn't regarded as horrible. "It wouldn't be nearly as dangerous.""We don't know how many of them there are,"
Sirius reasoned. That is entirely true. They do not. But they would soon enough? Mariel count count the auras... assuming that there weren't too many too close together. "There could be a whole horde for all we know..."
Calem opens his mouth to speak, but Sirius picks up again, and the human closes his mouth to see what he'll have to say."Tell you what; I'll come with you and hang back once you get in there. If there's any trouble, shout and I'll come and help. I know you have a team of Pokemon and all that, but it hardly seems fair to let you go on your own."
Well... depending on the size of the horde... he could be right. Still, the fact that he's going to hang back
while they venture deeper than him is kind of odd. Why not just... walk with them...?
Sirius lights his torch and Orion looks nauseated by it. "You two stay here."
He pauses to give Orion in particular a look, and Calem can't help but frown. He's not a child... "We'll come and let you know when it's clear.""Fine."
He's not happy about it, but Calem supposes he sees no interest in arguing even if he's sort of been regulated to babysitter. Unsurprising. What does
surprise him is Orion acquiescing to the command... though not without bitterness. "Fine. Only because staying away from those undead assholes was my first plan. You can throw yourself at them for all I fucking care."
Making a split second decision, the words and pokeball are out before Sirius can object to it. "I'll leave them some backup in case trouble comes from any other side."
Mariel watches with deep satisfaction as her trainer tosses the pokeball to the ground. This is so out of norm with his behavior, it's stunning. But marvellous.
The boy so rarely displays backbone. It must be the lack of humans, she realizes with a jolt. Humans had a way of cowing and frightening him that Pokemon never did. The lack of humans and someone who just wants to be left alone (but whose wish is denied) probably sparked this.
As Minerva materializes and her pokeball boomerangs back to Calem, Mariel finds herself glancing at Orion. The new psychic fox on the scene stretches."Good morning, Calem. Or evening, it looks like."
She looks up at the sky, pulling her stick out and lighting it automatically. "Oh, a city? It's been a long time.""Mariel and I are heading down that way-"
he points to the forbidding mouth of the hallway- "and we'll hopefully be back soon. You and Graygnarl are gonna stay here in case something scary comes wandering down this way from another direction, okay? Normally I'd ask Peach, because emotional radar, could sense incoming problems better, but she needs sleep." "Got it,"
Minerva says as she accepts a Pokeball from Calem. "Be careful, yeah?""No promises,"
he replies, giving a nervous laugh to try to ease himself. It doesn't quite work. "Don't let Gray out unless trouble comes; no sense in making the courtyard feel cramped. See you in a few?""I'd better, mister, or I will be sorely disappointed."
She pats his arm with a teasing little smile, and he snorts, returning the pat before turning to join Mariel at the entrance to the unknown. Here they go.
They step inside and start to walk down, walking slowly enough for Sirius to follow but stay back a bit.