Brain Versus Brawn [F] Jun 26, 2015 4:33:34 GMT 11
Post by 「JoJo」 on Jun 26, 2015 4:33:34 GMT 11
If there was one thing Joey had felt above all else whilst staying in the coastal city of Cianwood, it was that of luck. He had washed ashore when the odds were not in his favour. Instead, he narrowly avoided being stranded on some far off island or worse still, lying at the bottom of the ocean. The other facet to his feeling of luck was encountering the legendary beasts for a second time. The fact they prevailed and pulled through the challenge set forward to them only highlighted this further. Last but not least was the fact he had managed to revive his partner, Slash from slipping into a permanent comatose state. At this point, Joey felt almost on top of the world. Wanting to continue his lucky streak there was only one thing for it. To challenge the gym and win. Whilst he was glad to have luck on his side, he was sure he could ascertain victory with his Pokemon through their efforts. Having retrieved his clothes by sending a Pokemon back to the room in Olivine and returning back, Joey now strolled up the main city street, his eyes affixed to the Pokemon Gym itself. Given how beaten and worn the rest of the houses were on this coastal retreat, it wasn't too hard as it was one of the only truly modernised buildings. "Alright, time to get in the zone. Another city, another badge." Looking down to his jacket's lapel, he beamed proudly. If he secured this, that would leave merely two more badges. Then he would have his shot at clearing his name. Arriving at the building, he took in its sight before he shifted into looking for the usual sign post that was kept outside.
Given he was from Kanto, he knew very little of the gym leaders situated in Johto so a lot of the time, he was walking in blind. These sign posts allowed for some insight at the very least, no matter how vague they were. "So what we got here, eh? Lessee what the sign says." His eye flicking over the text, he read the words out loud. "Cianwood City Gym. Leader: Chuck - His Roaring Fists Do The Talking." Pulling bit of a thoughtful look over his face, the titles these leaders had almost gave the game away. "Sounds to me he's a guy that likes a good fight. I may very well have met my match here. Oh well, keep us good Lady Luck." Taking in a deep breath, he composed himself as he looked at the reflection in the glass doors. He was at least out of the garish tourist garb Calistra had shrouded him in and back in his usual threads. "Ain't nothin' to it." Feeling confident, he took a step further as the doors opened up. Surprisingly, it wasn't his step that had done it. Instead, it was the person behind the doors. Bumping right into the colossal mountain like person, Joey took a step back and looked up, fixating his eyes on what on earth he had just walked into. The behemoth themselves also appeared to look back at Joey. Although this was more the look of a human paying heed to a mere ant. "WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING SHRIMP." Glaring his eye, Joey responded back without delay. "Maybe you oughta lay off the 'roids. Meathead." The two exchanging glances, it seemed neither had particular reason to take the matter any further. Pushing past one another, Joey had far greater concerns in sealing his victory with this gym. Although the muscled man had what appeared to be a near copy of the outfit Calistra had made for Joey. Slapping his face and shaking his head with disdain, he pressed on with entering the gym.
No sooner than he had entered the building was he awed by the sheer size of it. "Woah, woah... I thought this was gonna be all prim and tidy like most of the other gyms! This is... Damn." His words failing him, he looked around from side to side, up and down and all around as it appeared the gym itself was merely a front for the actual contents. And by that, it was the fact the gym was connected in with what could only be described as a massive cavern etched into the mountainside. With how seamless the building meshed in, Joey took further steps and finally regained some of his charisma. "Now THIS is what you call an arena." A flowing waterfall, a central ring that greatly resembled that of a sumo's pitch and an all around impressive atmosphere meant Joey was all too eager to get this show rolling. "Doesn't seem like there's anybody around though." Not a master of tactility, Joey cupped his hand and yelled out. If it had worked for all the other gyms, surely it would work here as well. "OOOOOOOOI! ANYBODY HOME? I'M READY TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE!" Letting his voice almost echo throughout the cavern, he squinted his eyes as he was sure he almost saw a figure within the incredible flowing waterfall. "Was that...? Nah..." Chalking it up almost to his imagination, it seemed unlikely someone would be enduring the fierce crushing stream of that water.
OOC: Using x1 Rare Candy on Mephisto. Updated.