[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Nuvema Town/Early Evening
(B: 53 | T: 9)
Just as he was setting foot back inside Nuvema, Trenton suddenly stopped in his tracks. Bumping into the Scizor's rear, Buck huffed in frustration and tried to push the large Bug-type forward, but he wouldn't move. "What's your problem? Move it!" "Buck ... I'm sorry but I don't think that this is a good idea.""What are you talking about?" "This whole thing with Jacques ... I mean, I barely know you, and that doesn't mean that I don't want to help you or anything, but ... I really need to get back to Johto. I need to find my human, and I don't want to get myself killed before I can do that.""WHAT?!"
Buck screeched, clinging to his ears in terror. "Y-You're gonna just leave me here with that maniac?!""No, you didn't let me finish. I was going to say: come with me,"
said Trenton, stepping towards the panicked Sneasel. "Like you said, we'll go together.""But my friends--" "Buck, it's a trick,"
Trenton said vehemently, fluttering his wings as his frustration began to grow. "Of course it's a trick. It's the oldest one in the book. He's just trying to lure us. I ... I don't think your friends are going to come back."
Buck paused for a moment as these words sunk in, his chest heaving itself in and out with each deep breath. When Trenton reached out one of his pincers towards him, he jumped back and fired an Ice Beam at the Bug-type, which was barely dodged. "FUCK OFF! I don't need you. You say you'll help me and then wimp the fuck out and leave me!" "But I wasn't--""Are you deaf? I said fuck off!"
Buck fired another Ice Beam, but it froze the trunk of a nearby tree after it was dodged yet again. "I can handle myself. Always have done. I don't need you. I don't need anyone! FUCK - OFF!"
Trenton heaved a heavy sigh as he turned away; clearly Buck had been hurt far too many times for him to change his mind now. "If that's what you want, then I'll go."
Casting one last look at the furious Sneasel, Trenton muttered, "Good luck,"
before disappearing into the undergrowth.
Buck was surprised at the smirk that crossed his face as he happily tossed his Razor Claw into the air and caught it again. He didn't need 'friends' - he'd managed perfectly fine without them stabbing him in the back and/or attempting to murder him before now. He hadn't told Trenton, but he was going back to Johto as well. He was sure that his family weren't around anymore, but in all honesty he just wanted to go home now. He'd had a huge journey to get here, and now he'd gotten what he wanted there was no reason to stay. No more friends to protect.
It hurt him to know he was leaving Norma Jean behind, but he was sure that she would be able to look after herself, especially with infected blood now flowing through her veins. "You see this, NJ?"
Buck looked up towards the sky and held his Razor Claw aloft. "Just two more hours. Then I'll have fulfilled my promise."
With a skip in his step, Buck hopped off into the wilderness, the mountains of Johto clearly etched into his mind as his destination. Now that he had his Claw, he could do anything. After sunset he would be faster, stronger and sturdier than ever before. He would get through this. He would survive this.
Just two more hours to go.
((I'm really sorry, but this team just isn't working for me anymore - there are too few of us. Buck is moving to Alph and Trenton is going inactive. Maybe Buck and Jacques will meet again sometime? Anyway, it's been fun. See you. <3))