Post 8[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Mauville City||Second Floor Apartments||Late Night
Orion had done his best to try and disappear into the confines and shadows of the kitchen as the others tried to solve the mystery of the back door. He had tried to open it once, but it had gone about as successfully as these schmucks' attempt. But apparently, he just hadn't tried hard enough. The ponyta bashed its face into the door, wreathed in flames, smashing the glass into the courtyard below. His eyes were wide as he witnessed the brutal force on display, certainly voting to keep quiet and hope to be forgotten rather than draw that horse's attention to himself. "It's open!" Yeah, we got that... "All right, nice job!"
Sirius congratulated, eager for the progress. Not surprising he wouldn't be phased. "See? All you have to do is use your head!"
The delphox let the "joke" hang in the air, which fell flat on its face. Good. At least Orion wasn't the only one who found his jokes fucking awful
. Pity Sirius hadn't gotten funnier in his absence. "Orion, you too. Or would you prefer me to carry you?" "I'll eat your eyes before I let you carry me,"
Orion snapped back from his spot, tensing in apprehension.
Of course, Sirius didn't seem to notice, as he was already outside. "Now all we have to do is-- Whooooa!"
It looked like Sirius saw the glamorous view... But either way, now was his chance.Bye, "bro". Hope you break your neck.
As everyone was crowded around outside on the patio, Orion slinked away, careful not to make any sounds as they discussed their options. Frankly, they could hurl themselves off into the abyss for all he cared; he had no intention of staying with them, Sirius especially. The front door was still swung open from his brother's idiotic entrance and he poked his head out, surveying the hallway before picking a direction and trotting off.
The hallway was eerie and his large ears swiveled at each and every miniscule shift in rubble or debris. But he was light on his feet and his long fur muffled his footfalls, making him almost silent as he trotted easily on all fours down the hall to the end, where a door still stood with a red square hanging above it. As far as Orion knew, there was human writing on it and that made it important. Maybe it was a way down? After all, humans couldn't fly down, and they were paranoid enough to keep an emergency route open where they lived.
He pushed the surprisingly heavy door open, letting in the cool night air. In front of him was a metal platform connected to stairs that looked like it went all the way down to the courtyard. Smirking to himself at his own success, he withdrew himself completely from the hallway and closed the door with a soft "click". For a moment, the fox mused on sealing the door shut with fire, but it required time he likely didn't have. The metal beneath him creaked lightly as there was another shift beneath his feet, an alarming change in balance. His eyes went to the walls next to him as dust and more small debris carelessly fell; this thing was about to fall. At least Sirius was right about one thing...
Sticking his stick into his sleeve, he carefully made his way down to the courtyard, finding a small corner to gather his bearings in when a terrifying creak of wood and metal sounded nearby, from what looked like another entrance into the inner part of the city. Alarmed, he watched from his small safe place as the creak turned into a snap and then more and more loud commotion, his stomach churning with fear and anxiety. He half wanted to run back up the tiny metal stairs he'd descended just now, but a part of him didn't want to be high up when the rest of the buildings decided to stop being upright and whole.
Still, all of this noise was going to attract attention; maybe even the attention of the thing that chased his fucking brother and his posse into Orion's apartment. And while he had no real desire to stick his neck out for complete strangers, now that he was down on the ground, the thought of safety in numbers was far more appealing than trying to skimp out of the city on his own. Swallowing hard, fighting his instincts, he ran toward the noise. Thick dewy grass licked gently against his fur as, for once, he was grateful for his odd coloration. It would help with camouflage.
Orion reached the entrance where the sounds were coming from and surprisingly, he heard voices echoing within.
His heart was hammering in his ears, but he still kept trotting forward. Whatever lay ahead was likely better than staying with his brother. He had to believe that. "Claus!" the first of the voices rang out, causing Orion's large ears to flick backward. "We're NOT leaving him," the voice snapped.
"Of course not," another replied. Orion swallowed again as he rounded a corner to see a pokemon he'd never laid eyes upon before, an absol and -wonder of wonders- a human upon it. Besides his own trainer and Sirius', he hadn't met many humans. While his own trainer was little more than a demon, he knew from Sirius' trainer that not all humans were bastards... He hoped, for once, he'd have some luck this night.
"I'm not hostile-- just looking for a way out," he said as he shifted anxiously as the others approached, trying to stifle his fear and anxiety. He knew what an absol could do to him. "Hope you don't mind a tag-along."
[[What Orion found was a fire escape; I hope I made that clear |D Also, if I need to change anything, I totally can. Just winged it, lolol]]