Pastoria City || Afternoon [Storming]
Eleroo 112 || Seek 103
Eleroo didn't dare breathe, his wide ruby eyes were locked on the skulking orange shape of the Floatzel until it finally disappeared from his line of sight. Had he imagined it? No, Seek had seen it too, before him even, and despite the distance it was undeniably the same Floatzel. Beside him Seek was staring intently at the spot, her body stiff as though ready to pounce, and on a forced inhale she whispered, "...I don't know."
Tearing his eyes away from the now empty town Eleroo swore he saw doubt in her blue gaze. But why? She's always so confident.
Of all the things to be hesitant about this matter seemed so small. "It was moving in the same direction we are, so the chances are high. Whatever it was moving, we should be wary of it. It could easily be preparing a trap to keep their supplies safe from us."
Knots buried their way into his stomach as Eleroo looked at the Legend. A trap?
He hadn't thought of that. Defenses were one thing, but to go out of its way to set traps
for them? I'm not prepared to fight..
Luckily, Seek seemed to have recovered herself as she raised her held to stand tall. Her breath came out as a small scoff before she managed to speak with added and more characteristic snark. "So we have to be more careful then? Looking out of guards, traps, and a guy who may be specifically looking for us? Wonderful. I can't wait."
While it wasn't the comforting response he was looking for Eleroo did feel himself ease up at knowing what they 'could' be walking into.
Cold water filtering through the trees splashed fiercely on the lingering party as through telling them to get a move on. Both eeveelutions shook out their pelts within the same moment, as though an unspoken 'now' had passed between them. They puffed up against the chill, the look of sodden fur slowly overtaking the dry portions of their pelts as they waned in the fight against the endless moisture. "Right,"
Seek breathed, "let's go see what they have planned for us."
Her steps were light, barely sinking let alone touching the ground as she trotted forward through the treeline. Between the trunks she watched as they passed building by building, houses and stores that served little interest as they curved their way around the town. Every now and then the Aiveon would catch a glimpse of a faded red roof and know they were heading in the right direction, but never did it feel close enough to sprint to.
She sighed, huffing as she slowed her pace to a walk and tried to catch her breath. "Not too much further,"
she wheezed, expertly hiding the shame of being winded. Eleroo however, couldn't. His head hung low, tongue lolling as he struggled to keep each inhale and exhale quiet. He needs to stop.
There was no denying it; it happened again and again, but he had gone much further than normal this time. Be proud of yourself, El.
They really couldn't stop, but she could see the male's head swinging with each step. Without one he would end up crashing into a tree.
Stopping suddenly the Aiveon stood rigid so that the Radeon crashed straight into her, halted by the sudden but soft form in front of them. He stumbled, looking curiously up at her as though expecting something, but he couldn't even see her face clearly. "Let's stop, for a sec.."
Her own words were labored, though not nearly as much as any the poison type could have attempted to muster. Not needing anyone to tell him twice Eleroo brought his legs close to his chest as he sat hobbled in the moss. They shook violently as he gasped for a decent lungful of air and Eleroo's chest heaved with each gasp. The seconds turned to minutes before any relief came.
Seek sat lightly beside him, her thoughts distant as she listened nonchalantly for a smooth rhythm to come out of him. They had to move but not before she heard that specific pattern. Her ears tried desperately to focus on that sound but something kept pulling them away. It was a faint sound, more like a hum, and she could not pinpoint the direction. Without moving her head Seek swept her gaze around them while her ears swiveled. There was definitely something, but she could not tell what. The more she focused on it the harder it seemed to hear, and before she realized it she was too focused on the sound to even hear the Radeon's struggle.
The minutes ticked by, slowly balancing the small male, but when Eleroo finally looked up with newly restored vision he was met with a harrowing sight. Seek's eyes were eerily wide, staring blankly into the distance while her tall, stiff ears twitched with an anxious flutter. "Seek?"
He squeaked, unable to hear or see whatever had her so on edge. Her lips moved, mouthing a single word as she jumped to her paws, but any vocalization was swallowed by a sudden, soggy groan that sounded around them. A rushing sound like spitting water through pursed lips rumbled in Eleroo's ears while the groan tried to overpower it. Off in to the forest he could see what looked like a fuzzy brown rise in the ground. A fuzzy, no, blurry, thing moving across the ground. He squinted, unsure why the thing seemed to be getting bigger until he realized it wasn't a thing.
It was the ground itself.
The wall of mud was approaching rapidly, sliding down from hills within the trees as it swept up anything in its path. "Se-- See-"
He gaped, taking a couple of panicked steps back as the groaning, sucking sound grew louder and the mudslide rapidly got closer. Suddenly, several of the trees surrounding them gave the same groan before tilting and starting to fall. "Move, move!"
Seek repeated, this time getting the words out as she forcefully shoved the Radeon toward the city. The wall of mud gurgled as it raced toward them, unhindered by trees, shrubs, and galloping paws as the eeveelutions were swept up in it.
((It's a little less clear than Id like, so to clarify a mudslide is dragging them toward the city. They will be shoved down an alleyway in case you need more to work with R'hia.))