It had been some time since Tanya had last visited Violet City, but interest in a recent capture she'd made had drawn her back. It was a bit nippy out, the cool temperatures forcing her into a jacket and scarf for the trip, although the sky was thankfully clear. Tanya stopped outside a familiar park, smiling in reminiscence at events that almost seemed to have happened a lifetime ago. Heading into the park, it was a short trip to her destination, a lone bench underneath a nearly leafless tree. Hopefully her contact would show up soon, she thought as she perched on the edge of the bench. Tanya had replied swiftly to the offer, and could only wonder what kind of trainer was going to be taking her Yanma along with them.
"Don't keep me waiting now. I'd rather not get a bad case of frostbite," she mused to herself, looking at the Great Ball clutched tightly in her glove-adorned hands. Her message had been short and sweet, telling the interested trainer to look for a redhead on a park bench, as if her auburn locks weren't distinctive enough to identify. Tanya leaned back a bit farther, getting comfortable while she waited, and stifled a laugh at the thought.
Wearing his running apparels that were designed for the cold, Ethan jogged for a bit from the Violet City Pokemon Center, with his Zigzagoon and Rattata by the side. The two normal type Pokemon could use some time outside of their Pokeball, and even to get some exercise. He quickly made his way to a park, where he transitioned from jogging into a brisk walk. The park wasn't as big as he had thought, as he could quickly find out where the "bench underneath a tree" was. Well, out of the few benches underneath a tree in this park, only this bench had a girl with red hair sitting on the bench.
As he got close, he paused his pace, so did his Pokemon. He caught his breath by panting several seconds before introducing himself. "Hi, I am Ethan. Are you 'Tanya' by chance?" he greeted, hoping that he met the right person underneath the right tree and in the right park. "You know, I am here for the Yanma trade?" He added nervously, really hoping this was the right person.
It didn't take long for Tanya to release one of her own Pokémon, Saphira all but snuggled up to her while they waited. The gentle heat radiating from her fiery tail was pleasant enough, but not quite enough to chase away the chill in the air. Tanya hummed under her breath, and old folk tune from Blackthorn, and gazed up at the patches of clear sky she could see beyond the branches of the tree towering above her. While lost in her humming, it was Saphira who first noticed the stranger approaching, blue eyes thoughtfully watching him for a moment before poking her trainer in the side. "Yeow! Saphira, watch your claws. They're quite sharp," Tanya rebuked her, frowning when the Charmeleon jabbed one beyond her.
She turned to see the trainer approaching, a Zigzagoon and Rattata by his side, and switched her frown for a friendly smile; it'd be quite irksome to accidentally scare the guy off by scowling. "Yep, I'm Tanya. Nice to meet you Ethan," Tanya replied, rising off the bench and stretching briefly, rolling her shoulders to rid them of any lingering stiffness. "Ah, good, you are the one who contacted me. I've got Yanma right here," she said, waving the hand clutching the Great Ball. Saphira lifted one claw in a welcoming gesture at Ethan's Pokémon, nothing but pure friendliness. "You wanted to buy it outright? Just making sure I didn't misread your message, heh."
Ethan listened to the other trainer's greeting before counting out money from his bag. His Pokemon seemed to be occupying themselves as the trainers chatted: his Rattata climbed on the Zigzagoon, and the Zigzagoon smiled as he greeted Saphira, too. When Tanya finished, Ethan replied before beginning to dig into his bag for the Pokedollar. He said, "Yup! I am the one who wanted the Yanma! Give me a few seconds and I'll be ready."
With that said, Ethan kneel on the ground as he put his bag down, unzip it, and counted the money needed to buy the Yanma. After counting and double checking his count, he zipped up his bag with one hand, and then stood up while the other hand held the money. He handed Tanya the money and spoke, "And these are the money for the Yanma. Feel free to double check my amount." He stood as he waited for Tanya to finish the transaction.
Saphira giggled at the sight of the Rattata clambering onto Zigzagoon, wishing she was small enough to do that to her friends on Tanya's team. The few who were big enough to handle her current form would likely resent her for trying or throw her off. While her Charmeleon watched the two playful Normal types, Tanya smiled in relief as he answered her question, confirming his intent to buy it. She already had a fair variety of Pokémon as it was, and training them all could be quite time consuming. "No rush," Tanya said easily as he knelt down to look through his bag. "Not like this Yanma is going anywhere, heh."
As Ethan straightened up and handed over the money, the redhead considered simply telling him she trusted that he'd given her the right amount. But it sounded too naive, and so Tanya looked it over quietly, offering a nod as the total added up. "All in order, and so Yanma is officially yours," she announced, tucking the money into her coat pocket before turning the Great Ball over to Ethan. "Hopefully you two get along well," Tanya mused, glancing at Saphira to make sure she hadn't wandered off.