"H- hey!" She looked up to see the Haunter exuberantly shaking Seda's paw, practically shaking the poor Psychic all over the place. "L- Let g- go!" The Persian's bright blue eyes widened at the ghost's violent handshake. That's... Not how it's done. She thought, blinking."My name is Xander. I'm a gentlemon extraordinaire and adventurer. AND NOTHING ELSE THIS TIME!" The cat involuntarily flinched as Xander's voice rose as he addressed the Absol. Duma's ears flattened even more as she drowned out the ghost's words leaving her in her own quiet thoughts. Xander seems to know a little about this place, but didn't the Absol say he was untrustworthy? He is kind of... He thoughts trailed off as the image of the ghost slowly floating down from the tree, screaming came to mind and she had to bite her tongue to stop from laughing.
" ... in this area? I believe it's our best chance for tonight. After that, we will of course be free to move at our own free will." Finally the loud voiced ghost stopped talking and Duma's ears were graced with silence. Well, for a short time at least. "Actually, I think I know what you're talking about," What were they talking about again? Shelter? Maybe it would of paid to listen to the ghost after all. Whoops. "It could be really damaged there...the area, I mean...but it's worth checking out. Right? Yeah, because looking at a damaged building was such a smart idea.
"Of course it is damaged. I estimate that one or two buildings are still standing and offer enough shelter for all of us, but it's still way better than to stay in the open, don't you think? I mean, it will prevent infected to spot us in plain sight. We could also make a fire there: the nights in the forest are rather cold after dusk." Oh look, loud-mouth was talking again. At least they didn't go on a rant again. "Are we staying with them, Cy?" Duma frowned as she looked at Seda from her hiding spot. "The guy over there might cut me in half with his sword!" At first Duma thought they were talking about her and she was confused for a moment before the realized it was the Absol they were talking about. That... Made more sense.
"As I said, nothing prevents us to part our separate ways tomorrow morning, but for the time being, I think it's more than reasonable to stay together. Strength comes in numbers after all. Otherwise, better roll yourself in barbecue sauce and lay on a silver plate while waiting for those monsters to get you for their midnight snack tonight." Wait what? Duma chirruped in surprise, eyes widening as she found herself backing away, her form low tot he ground as she stepped backwards and flattened her ears. God this was a bad idea. She did not need that Haunter poisoning her thoughts with panic.
As she was musing to herself, a scream sounded, disrupting the silence. Duma shot straight to her paws, fur sticking out as her body fluffed up to at least twice it's normal size from her surprise.
"... Have you guys heard that just now, or it was my imagination?""N-No, I-I heard it t-too." She chattered, her stutter more prominent in her started state. "You know what? I don't want to be around to answer my question. Let's get the hell out of here. Cyrielle, please lead the way." Oh god no, they weren't going to just leave them there, were they? Duma's fur lay flat when nothing jumped out at them, and she blinked her eyes, looking at the Absol. "S-should w-we go? I-I mean y-you said earlier t-that the Haunter was uns-stable, but there w-will be others there t-too..." She said, grimacing at her own stutter before perking her ears to listen to the Absol's answer - after all, they seemed to know what they were doing, right?