||Ambrette Hotel | Late Night [Raining]||
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Zuri kept his eyes and ears alert as he slowly bat the ball back and forth every time Eirlys tossed it back at him. Distantly, he heard the creak of a door opening, and Zuri froze in place, batting the ball with a little more force than he first intended. It rolled past Eirlys, earing a bark of surprise from the puppy. She turned to go follow after it, struggling at first to gain traction. Before she could get too far however, a sharp, gruff bark from Zuri froze the puppy in place, and her legs stuck out stiffly to halt in place. He heard something-- and that bark meant to stop
whatever she was doing immediately.
The larger police dog carefully trotted over to her, his nose lowering to press against her cheek lightly to praise her for listening. His eyes then turned up, ears perked forwards as he listened. “Warmer.”
A voice; a good sign at least... but even the living were unpredictable at times. So just hearing a sane voice was of no comfort. Zuri carefully placed himself over Eirlys in a protective stance, each large paw placed either side of where she was standing, his head lowered and hackles raising slightly.
That was when he saw them; it was hard to miss the white (although muddied) fur and that purple-blue fading tail and ears. A leafeon... but odd colors. Zuri didn't move from his stance, only letting out a low growl at first, lips pulling back slightly. a leafeon would be easy to take care of, if they were dangerous at least.
His eyes followed as the other pokemon approached, having not noticed them yet, but they did notice the ball Zuri had kicked over at first, taken by the sight of it. Then their eyes rose upwards to properly see the two canines, and Zuri was able to at least
tell that their eyes were not red and glowing like the infected and undead were. So... a living pokemon. His growling died down a little and his lip uncurled, though his hackles still stayed raised and he didn't move from where he was. Living pokemon were a little less of a threat at least, and if they could be reasoned with; even better.
The ball was kicked back over and Eirlys let out a gleeful bark, her body trembling as she fought not to race after it. Zuri carefully rose from his protective stance, which allowed Eirlys to spring forth with reckless abandon, pouncing on the ball and kicking it back over to the leafeon in an attempt to get him to play and kick it back.“Greetings!”
Zuri watched Eirlys closely, though his ear twitched at the voice, confirming it was the first one he heard moments before after the door had opened. Good, they seemed safe at least. “I am Yahto and I pose neither of you any harm. I’m just trying to get out of this storm. May I take up shelter here?”
It was a reasonable request; one that Zuri didn't see a point in denying. Besides, it might be good for Eirlys to have someone else who would play with her as well. After some time to mull it over, Zuri slowly lowered to a sit, breathing out a low huff."Hello to you as well. You can stay here, yes. I am Zuri, and this is my charge, Eirlys."
He said, looking down at Eirlys who paused so that she could stand tall and proud, her tail wagging a mile a minute. "Hi! It's been so long since we've seen anyone else, I was beginning to think Zuri scared them all away with his grumpy face! You're very pretty; I've never seen someone who looks like you! Is it paint?"
She excitedly breathed out, darting over to Yahto to circle around him, her ears flopping a little as she ran around the leafeon with childlike wonder.
Zuri watched the two for a moment, before he paused again, hearing the sounds of more vibrations; something larger was coming. Once again, that gruff, alert bark sounded and Eirlys froze, looking over at the larger canine. "Oh! That's Zuri's there could be bad guys bark,"
she leaned over and loudly whispered to Yahto, watching her brother as he slowly moved himself between the two pokemon and where those thudding footsteps were comign from. "When he barks like that, you're s'pposed to freeze, like you've been stuck in place with super strong glue until he says its okay. Zuri's super strong and super smart, so he knows when its safe."
Eirlys continued, nodding sagely like she had just bestowed Yahto with the wisdom of a monk.
Zuri huffed out a slightly amused breath at his charge's words, though his eyes were forward, where a large dragon of sorts made his way into view, seemingly just as taken back by their presence here as they were to see him. Zuri planted his feet a little firmer, tail raising as a show of confidence, his head held high and meeting the dragon's gaze unwaveringly. "I didn't think there was any one else here. Though it seems this storm isn't letting up anytime soon so may as well stay inside for the night. Where are my manners though, I'm Dirk a knight if you will of the dragon order. Unfortunately very little has heard of it. And you three are?"
His hackles rose a little further, and Zuri let out a low growl, eyes narrowing a little as he looked at the dragon type. He didn't like the way they spoke, and he especially didn't appreciate them just inviting themselves in without asking about it first."Bold of you to assume we want the extra company in here,"
he started, voice firm as he watched Dirk, "state your intentions and maybe I'll tolerate you being here. Myself and my charge were here first, and I don't appreciate people inviting themselves in to share our shelter in that manner. You call yourself a knight but that's hardly chivalrous of you, Dirk."
He answered gruffly, keeping himself between Dirk and the other two for now until he'd further sussed out whether or not he liked this new arrival. So far; they were not winning any points from him. "I will introduce myself once I determine if you are a threat to my charge or not. Until then, I will not divulge further information."