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Oliver felt some of the tightness in his chest loosen when Kaleo smiled at him, unable to help a little smile back at the way Kaleo smiled. "I am happy to see you, yes. And the storm should even out soon into just simple rain. Once the big noise is gone will you feel better? I would hate for you to be up all night..."

Oh, huh. He hadn't even thought of that.

"Uh- hm- y-yeah, I think so? I mean, it wouldn't be anything worth worrying about anyway- it's- not like this would be the first time." Pathetic, but true. Worrying about him because the thunder kept him up would be a waste of energy; they could spend that better in other places, anyway. "I-it'd be fine."


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Oliver seems happier in his new spot, which Phobos is glad to see. This was much better than hearing his friend accidentally hurt himself because of that bed.

"I am happy to see you, yes. And the storm should even out soon into just simple rain. Once the big noise is gone will you feel better? I would hate for you to be up all night..."

Oh-that hadn't crossed his mind at all. Phobos thinks back to when he first met Oliver and Isolde, when they'd told him about 'sleep', that still-mysterious trance he only slightly understands. If he's remembering right, it's something corporeal Pokemon really need. Being up all night is his normal, but could it hurt Oliver? Kaleo's probably right to be worried... Phobos would hate it too if something bad happened. He doesn't know exactly what could happen, though; understanding non-ghosts is still hard.

"Uh- hm- y-yeah, I think so? I mean, it wouldn't be anything worth worrying about anyway- it's- not like this would be the first time." I'm already worried, though... "I-it'd be fine."

Phobos isn't sure it would actually be fine-he's way too familiar with pretending things are okay when they're not to believe that-but he knows better than to push the subject when Oliver is probably still feeling upset. If he made him feel even worse, he'd never forgive himself. "You can always talk with me if you can't sleep," Phobos points out, hoping he remembered the word correctly, "I'm always up anyway, so it wouldn't be any trouble for me at all."

If he's lucky, that will have sounded encouraging. Phobos knows enough about feeling like a burden; he doesn't want to make Oliver feel the same way.


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"Uh- hm- y-yeah, I think so? I mean, it wouldn't be anything worth worrying about anyway- it's- not like this would be the first time." Kaleo's smile turned down into a worried frown at the deflection. Not being the first time meant that it wasn't impossible for him to be too scared to sleep. "I-it'd be fine."

The much larger donkey huffed nervously at the thought of Oliver being up all night by himself. Despite how anxious he was Kaleo knew his paranoia always exhausted him. No matter how hard he tried to stay up he always inevitably fell asleep and the thought of leaving the two smaller pokemon alone bothered him a great deal. "You can always talk with me if you can't sleep," Phobos offered while Kaleo was lost in his worry. "I'm always up anyway, so it wouldn't be any trouble for me at all."

Oh... That was right! Ghosts didn't sleep. Oliver wouldn't be alone if he passed out at some point and if he remained at the doorway to the closet he could still create a semi-effective barricade for the little guy to hide behind. It was the best they had at this point. "I can try to stay up until you fall asleep," he offered as well, his smile trying to come back. "But at my size I tend to need a lot of rest so I may fall asleep first. I'll wake up if you need me though."
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"You can always talk with me if you can't sleep." Oliver blinked over at him in surprise. "I'm always up anyway, so it wouldn't be any trouble for me at all."

... That's right. Ghosts didn't really need to sleep. And not having much of a physical form at all, Phobos definitely didn't! Still...

"I can try to stay up until you fall asleep," Kaleo added. He was trying to smile. It was mostly working. "But at my size I tend to need a lot of rest so I may fall asleep first. I'll wake up if you need me though."

"That... that's really sweet of you," Oliver said, trying to look a little less like someone had just offered him a stash of his favorite berries. "But- um- won't you get bored, Phobos? There's gotta be more exciting stuff to do than staying with me all night! And I'd never wanna wake you up, Kaleo- especially after all that work you did today helping us with the... the grave."


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Phobos doesn’t get why Kaleo would need more sleep than the others (why does his size change that? Corporeal stuff is confusing) but he still thinks it’s nice how both of them are trying to cheer up Oliver. He’s not used to that. His memories are full of him being kind so as to not make his family upset, but nobody had ever shown him the same feelings in return. Not until Phobos came across this place where humans used to live. He wonders if being as friendly as everyone he’s met here is... was normal.

There’s so much he just doesn’t know.

"That... that's really sweet of you," Oliver says, "But- um- won't you get bored, Phobos? There's gotta be more exciting stuff to do than staying with me all night! And I'd never wanna wake you up, Kaleo- especially after all that work you did today helping us with the... the grave."

Right. The grave. Phobos doesn’t want to think about it, certainly doesn’t want to remember all the confusing and awful things he found in the house. But... something about the way Oliver is talking doesn’t really sit well with him. Phobos can’t think of an exact reason, either, which is frustrating all on its own. Does he really want to be alone, but is too nice to say so? Or is he afraid of them secretly resenting him?

”I really don’t mind. I think it’d be fun to have someone to talk to! It’s..a little scary to be by yourself every night, honestly.” Oh. Phobos hadn’t meant to say that last bit. It probably sounded bad-the only good thing is, he didn’t mention Dei. ”I mean, um, if you want to be alone that’s okay too.”


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"That... that's really sweet of you," Oliver replied kindly, the Chimchar's expression dancing around enough Kaleo had to try and puzzle out whether or not he was happy by the offer. "But- um- won't you get bored, Phobos? There's gotta be more exciting stuff to do than staying with me all night! And I'd never wanna wake you up, Kaleo- especially after all that work you did today helping us with the... the grave."

Grave? There was a grave? Kaleo's ears dipped back as he shifted position, front legs tucking under him as his back legs splayed out a bit to one side so he could shift his weight more comfortably. Usually he would sleep standing up but the last few weeks of their journey had been hard and he needed the rest for his joints. Plus he wanted to be able to see Oliver better. This news about a grave was troubling, however. How much trouble had found the little party before he and Akamu arrived? Perhaps if he simply sat and provided a supportive ear he would find out more. Prying was...rude. Among other things...

”I really don’t mind. I think it’d be fun to have someone to talk to! It’s..a little scary to be by yourself every night, honestly.” Phobos seemed to trip over his words but quickly picked them back up. ”I mean, um, if you want to be alone that’s okay too.”

"It is scary, sometimes," Kaleo agreed, looking over his two smaller companions. "Sometimes I can't even sleep if Akamu falls asleep first. Back home I would even have trouble sleeping if my brother wasn't with me and there weren't even monsters there. At least...not evil, dead ones. Now it's even scarier to be alone at night."
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"I really don’t mind. I think it'd be fun to have someone to talk to! It's..a little scary to be by yourself every night, honestly." Oliver felt his heart break. Oh, he'd never thought of that! "I mean, um, if you want to be alone that’s okay too."

"It is scary, sometimes," Kaleo added. "Sometimes I can't even sleep if Akamu falls asleep first. Back home I would even have trouble sleeping if my brother wasn't with me and there weren't even monsters there. At least... not evil, dead ones. Now it's even scarier to be alone at night."

"I'm sorry Phobos; I'd- I'd never even considered you being scared all night!" Oh he felt awful. "I wish I could stay up with you all night every night! But I'll get sick if I do that and eventually crash anyway." His shoulders drooped. "And I- haven't exactly been sleeping well lately anyway so- I really need to- to get it where I can."


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"It is scary, sometimes," Kaleo agrees, "Sometimes I can't even sleep if Akamu falls asleep first. Back home I would even have trouble sleeping if my brother wasn't with me and there weren't even monsters there. At least... not evil, dead ones. Now it's even scarier to be alone at night."

Even though he can’t understand their issues with sleep, Phobos is still grateful that someone understands. They all have their problems, but it’s nice not to be the only one who’s afraid. If only he could say that’s he scared of more than just the red-eyes. ”Yeah...I hate having to hide all the time.”

Whatever relief Phobos felt, though, is gone the second he realizes that Oliver is upset. He didn’t want that. He would never want that. "I'm sorry Phobos; I'd- I'd never even considered you being scared all night! I wish I could stay up with you all night every night! But I'll get sick if I do that and eventually crash anyway." That sounds bad. Phobos’ guilt only seems to increase in intensity the more he listens; it’s far worse than any curse Dei could ever inflict on him. If he hadn’t said as much as he did, this wouldn’t be a problem! "And I- haven't exactly been sleeping well lately anyway so- I really need to- to get it where I can."

He had to fix this. ”That’s okay, Oliver,” Phobos starts to say, trying not to mess up his own words because he knows if he sounds upset, it’ll just make things even worse. So he has to stay calm, somehow. Even if doing so is really hard. ”I‘m sorry too, if I made you feel bad. I didn’t mean to.“


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As the other two apologized to one another Kaleo began to feel like a very large third wheel. Settling down he lay his head down on his foreleg and the ground, letting out a soft huff of exhaustion as his body attempted to relax. It had been such a long trip here and this was the first time he felt like he could rest, but Akamu wasn't here with him. He wasn't alone, thankfully but he missed the gentle pressure of the smaller pup pressed up against him like a physical reminder of the fact. Sleep would come eventually but the Mudbray wasn't sure if it would be sooner or later. At least the others were still up for now. Hopefully the conversation didn't die out before he was able to fall asleep.

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He had to fix this. ”That’s okay, Oliver,” said, and Oliver felt a clench in his gut at how his words sounded a little rough around the edges. ”I‘m sorry too, if I made you feel bad. I didn’t mean to.“

"No- no you didn't-" Oh no now he'd made Phobos actually upset, hadn't he!? He took a deep breath, trying to steady himself. "I just... wanted to let you know that I care? And um, that I wish I could keep you company all night, because you're really nice, and it's sad that someone as nice as you would have to spend the night alone when nights are so scary now."

He gave him an earnest look.

"I would if I could; that's a promise."


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"No- no you didn't-I just... wanted to let you know that I care?”

As Oliver talks, Phobos understands he hadn’t done what he wanted, hadn’t kept him from worrying. He tried, but hiding feelings is... it’s not easy. He wishes it was, but it’s not.

”And um, that I wish I could keep you company all night, because you're really nice, and it's sad that someone as nice as you would have to spend the night alone when nights are so scary now."

Oliver looks at him, and Phobos can only describe his expression as serious.

"I would if I could; that's a promise."

He looks away, uncertain of what to feel other than shame. Phobos wants to say he believed what he was told, he did, he wants to accept that maybe there are others who like him. More than anything, really, because until the night he showed up here and met everyone nobody had ever really been nice to him. Nobody ever cared that he had been alone. It feels stupid to keep going back to that over and over again, but the more time Phobos spends here the more he realizes how the pain of being unwanted hurts even worse than the agony of Curse that Dei loved to use.

And for his entire life, until just barely even two days ago, he was always unwanted.

”Thank you,” Phobos says tentatively, unsure of where to go, hoping to not say anything wrong. ”I-I’m not used to anyone being kind to me. When you say I’m nice or that you want to talk with me, I just... don’t know what to think. I don’t know why anyone would ever want that. Not just you either, Oliver, everyone here. I don’t know if I’ll ever understand.”


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