Dendemille Mansion || Dawn
Clover 96 || Kolven 76
The conversation was quick to pick up, the chatter truly stirring life in the old house as everyone joined in. Kolven stayed out of it for the most part. Too rich for his blood, too much rattling on about the obvious or already mentioned. Instead he continued to eat his Pokeblocks, the odd flavor a sort of comfort in this frigid environment. Would the berries they were discussing be able to survive up here? He knew the greenhouses were meant for just that, and that most berries these days were hardy, but it just seemed so unlikely in such a harsh environment.
He offered Clover another Pokeblock, but the molly had lost all interest and ignored it completely. She sat with a deep hunch, her shoulders protruding practically above her head as she stared blankly at the chittering Pokemon. Was something on her mind, anything at all? Her tail swept slowly across the floor, back and forth, back and forth. Was she picking up on the conversation, ready to add input? Kolven could not tell, even as Drake pointed and called her out she did not add in. He kept his own mouth shut as well, not wanting to set the Braxian off yet again as he mentioned more self-pity.
Kolven pushed the Pokeblock dispenser away. He appreciated the free food and the needed calories, but he didn't have much of an appetite. The thought of walking obscene amounts after the past few days travel was already making his paws ache. "We shouldn't go too far." He warned after hearing Drake mention more than one town. "We shouldn't risk getting lost or exhausting ourselves when this town already sounds like a rough trip." He wasn't worried about them getting caught in the dark; it was early, and it'd be foolish to be out that long, but if they found trouble turning back would be the wisest option. "Damaged buildings just make it easier for opportunists to move in, and I doubt they'd like to see a group of trespassers in their territory." Wild Pokemon generally avoided human towns, but after all these years they were simply another territory options, and accessible dwellings made for easy dens.