It was getting brighter already, the sands color growing lighter and lighter with the rising sun. The pair were moving as fast as possible but it was their second day in the desert now and they needed water. The Growlithe was a few steps ahead of his companion and glanced at the sky; the sun would soon be burning down on them and though it wouldn't bother him too too much, the Vaporeon to his side was a different story. She was trudging along as best she could but it was obvious she was not used to the desert climate. A tinge of pain pierces his heart. With a deep breath Phantom made sure to hold his head high. He would be a good solider and protect her, just as Acid had with him. I'll make you proud, I promise!
The Vaporeon let out a grunt from mild exhaustion. They had been traveling all night when it cool and hadn't yet stopped to rest even though the sun was now up. Soon it would be boiling hot again and the water type was desperately thirsty. A small shiver ran down her scales at the thought. Phantom walked only a foot or two in front of her yet he looked so much better and sturdier. With another grunt she tried to stand just as tall, no one was going to show her up! Her voice told the story of her strength though, tired and worn, "Phantom, when will we get to a city?"
The Johto native hardly knew a thing about this region except that she was lost in it. They had been walking for two days, there had to be something soon! The Growlithe looked back at her with his orange-brown eyes, "Soon I think, its not really a town but I place Ive heard of."
If only she knew he had never been there before.
A loud sigh escaped the Vaporeons dry throat and her fins drooped. Better be sooner then later.
What if they weren't even going in the right direction! When the dogs pawsteps stopped Artemis buckled in place for a moment to keep in step. "What is it?"
She asked with a hint of irritation. Phantom was locked on a point that wasn't that far away. "I see something over there,"
He looked at it as firmly as possible, "It looks like a couple of Pokemon. Do you see them too?"
It could be a mirage but without the heat of the day bouncing off the sand that was a stretch. Stepping up beside the Growlithe Artemis's light eyes squirt to see. "Yeah, I see them too. Lets go check them out!"
Dashing off with new strength the she doesn't to take caution."Artemis wait!"
He tries to stop her but its too late and soon Phantom is running after his companion. Hopefully whatever they were they dangerous or violent, and wouldn't be frightened by two unknown Pokemon charging toward them. As her blue paws speed across the rough sand Artemis's only thought is maybe these Pokemon know of somewhere to rest before the heat of the day.