[ooc: sorry for the delay, I would have posted yesterday had I not needed to study kfjdaf;s][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Striaton City Gym | Morning
She could only shake her head indifferently, careful to make sure that she had a frown on her face, that the twinkle in her eyes showed how concerned she was. "Oh Wil. We'll find you right away, sweetheart."
Coco said loudly, as if she were calling for the ghost. The bird stuck close by Arthur, preferring the crocodile's... antics
over the others. Arceus forbid she like anything else about the Feraligatr. Those burning curtains were never the real conflict here anyways -- it was Wil, and his inability to control himself. She smirked quietly to herself as she imagined the Litwick, cowering in self-pity at the monster
he was. Probably wondering why he had found other living creatures but not being able to protect them, instead endangering their lives. Coco sighed as she patted Arthur's scales absentmindedly, taking to the air and following after Ophelia. I need to reap my rewards, heh.
The Chandelure was searching frantically for the other ghost, and Coco watched with interest as her flames sizzled from the contact with water. Ghosts were always her bane -- their ability to phase through walls would have been a valuable trait in the skill of thievery -- but she had always grudgingly respected their phantom-like powers. But seeing the rain pelt upon Ophelia, and seeing that it hurt
her... well, Coco would honestly have to start praying to Kyogre for more rainy days. Let's get back to the task at hand.
She instructed herself, landing on the earth gently. "Hope he didn't abandon us,"
she thought out loud to Ophelia in somberness, a soft emphasis on 'abandon' as she bent her head down. Think as if you were betrayed, act as if you were betrayed, talk as if you were betrayed, and then you'll believe that you were betrayed. Using that philosophy, Coco continued. "It's just, when I was younger all of my siblings betrayed and left me to fend for myself. I never forgot the day I felt more scared and alone than ever in my life..."
Coco trailed off, not realizing that she had actually told the truth
for once. The Starly had broken one of the chief thief rules -- never give away your true identity, for in doing so it exposes yourself. She tried to stifle the smallest look of shock that came onto her face, to which she resorted to turning her face away awkwardly. Frustration that such a tacky escape was used, Coco huffed to herself in silence. Ophelia now knows more about me than any other Pokemon in the last few years.
The very thought made the starling cringe self-consciously.[ooc: 1000th post! Hooplah for Team Dreamyard!]