Pallet Town | Night
This is starting to get weird. Bug Lady looks up to the sky, and his attention follows, but there's nothing other than a field of dark and even more dark. What's she so interested in, anyways? It's not like I'm up there. There was no way he could ever be that far up, Phobos knows, because he would be scattered to the winds. Probably. Trying to find out and becoming a bunch of vapors isn't worth the risk, though.
"Do you hear or smell anything?" Bug Lady asks her companions, and Phobos almost wants to scoff, like he'd seen Dad do sometimes. You can't smell a ghost, and there wasn't even a peep from him to be heard! Man, this hiding stuff is so easy-were all Pokemon this bad at finding ghosts? No wonder he's stayed safe for so long. Deimos has a bad taste in minions, if he'd picked people like this to try and track him down. Unless they're just normal people...no, there's no way Phobos can take a risk assuming something like that.
"N-no. I- I don't." The tiny fire Pokemon says, exactly as Phobos had anticipated. I was right! But then they (he?) do something that the ghost hadn't expected at all-they start to whimper, a sound all too familiar to Phobos. They're...scared? Scared of him? That didn't add up-he's supposed to be scared of them, because if his instinct is correct, then they want to drag him off (or whatever the equivalent of grabbing a ghost is) and give him to his sibling. Phobos doesn't get it, and his confusion tells him that he has to find out what's going on. Unfortunately for the little ghost, he's so caught up in needing to know more that he doesn't realise he's accidentally revealed himself a little bit, enough for the purple of his form to be seen. As far as Phobos is concerned, the shadows are still hiding him perfectly.