Mauville City (North-West Stairwell)/Late Night (22)
"Can we PLEASE focus on the real problem here?" Madison exploded before he'd even gotten any sort of answer from his brother. Sirius turned to glare at the Lopunny; not him too...? "I mean, seriously? I think we have bigger things to deal with than who is bothering who- like how we're kind of trapped in this shitty place? Maybe you lot might find something charming about the whole 'falling apart while we stand and chat' shtick, but I didn't wake up this morning intending to get eaten by a walking hunk of rotting flesh or crushed under a ton of stinking rocks, thanks for asking. But, you know, have at it."
"You know what, Brother Dear, your fluffy plush doll's got a fucking point," Orion snarled from behind the Lucario and her wimpy-looking human. Sirius rubbed at his temples as he felt his will beginning to fade. He wasn't going to win this; not today. "Why don't you leave? We'll all leave-- you go one way and I go the fucking opposite. That sounds like a great plan; let's do that! Maybe while you're busy fucking off, you can find someone else to stalk."
Sirius could've pulled his fur out in frustration as he was interrupted again, this time by the human. "Look. I... I don't care if he's your brother. 'He's my brother, butt out' isn't a defense. He said to go away. So go away. He and Mariel and I will go one way and you and the Lopunny can go the other way. Problem solved; it's super simple." Where these idiots brain dead? Did they not realise that there was no way in hell that was going to happen?
But Madison at least had a point; they did have more pressing matters at hand, like getting out of this crumbling hellhole without being smooshed under several tonnes of concrete, or being found by that devil of a Garchomp again. With a deep breath, Sirius pushed back his growing frustrations and gave his staff a small whirl in the air, powering up its flame.
"Fine," he said curtly. "We'll stop arguing, sure, but I'm not going anywhere. I'll carry you out of here over my shoulder if I have to, Orion, and once we're out in one of the Routes I'll shake the answers out of you." He turned away, making out that he was taking a look down the corridor ahead when he was actually gritting his teeth and snarling to himself. Why?! Why didn't any of them understand where he was coming from? Why was nobody on his side? It wasn't as though he was being unreasonable; he just wanted his little brother to love him like he loved him.
Turning back to them, he composed his face into a calm expression and said, "Besides, it's a lot safer if we're in a big group, right? Don't know if you saw it, but there was a pretty nasty Garchomp in here earlier. It must've used Earthquake or something ... that's why the building's structure is weakening." He gazed thoughtfully into his flame for a moment. "We could do with finding out whereabouts we are; this city is pretty huge..."