Saferi's response was rather nonchalant considering the state she put Thorn in with her earlier comment. "Nah," she said as the Huntail continued forward. The Gyarados watched her intently as she moved, and he figured that she would not keep going if she thought the area was unsafe for her. He followed along slowly though he kept looking around for movement. The water remained quiet and empty as the river widened and deepened, and though the lack of other pokemon still unnerved Thorn, he knew that at least this way they wouldn't have to fight for sleeping space. As they arrive at their destination, Thorn heard Saferi announce, "It's clear."
Aqua was just as nervous as Thorn was, but she tried to stay optimistic. "It could have been empty for a while...something got hungry and left. We're probably alone." She had a good point, and that would mean they would have the space to themselves for a little while. Probably longer if other living things thought that a Gyarados of all things decided to take residence there. His fierce expression was dropping, however, as there was no need to look ready to fight if there wasn't going to be one.
He was still antsy though and couldn't help thinking, I hope you're right... They probably wouldn't have to worry about many living trying to bother them, but Thorn was more worried about the infected and undead. Those usually didn't have the fear response to seeing a Gyarados that most living things did, and this was the one time he wished that something did. He is shaken from his depressing thoughts by Bell, who let out a big yawn from her position on his head. He didn't hear it so much as he felt her small body rock back with the force of the action. The poor kid must be exhausted... Everyone here is probably tired too...
Then the kid called out to him, "Look Mr. Thorn!" Her voice was full of awe. He glanced upwards as if trying to look at her, but he couldn't see if she was trying to point at something. She soon clarified what she was looking at, "The stars are starting to come out!" He tilted his head slightly so that he could gaze at the sky more clearly. Though the sky was still closer to red then black, he could see glowing specks of light. Since there wasn't any artificial light to block out the stars, it was really easy to see them. A memory of stargazing and having constellations pointed out to him comes to mind.
He chuckled a little bit, "They're lovely, aren't they? When it gets a bit darker, then you'll be able to see a whole lot of them. Enough to even start seeing pictures if you look at them right."
Aqua commented, "Real good thing we didn't go forward with the plan today. Look at how fast it's getting dark. We'd be stumbling around like spindas." And since it was rather important that they knew where shit was, that would blow so many holes in their plan.
"Yeah, and after our encounters with those things, we probably needed the rest anyway," he mused aloud. Most of them had injuries of some sort, and a rest would do them lots of favors.
The Floatzel then swam up slowly to quietly breach the water to take in some breaths, and then asked as she glanced around, "Any idea of what's suppose to be around here?" He'd join her above the water, but he didn't have the luxury of being able to surface unnoticed, and he didn't know what Bell wanted to do. For now he settled for looking at the bottom of the estuary to see if there was anywhere he could rest and not stick out too much if something came by while he was sleeping.