"Well, I'll come with you and see if we can figure anything else out. Least I can do since we've traveled this far together,"Sparky quickly offered. He also noticed the atmosphere around the town seemed tense...even gloomier the last time he visit.
"That's weird...last time I was here, this town was just bustling. Now it seems kind of...tame,"the Shinx added in response to Vivica's observations. If anything, the few Pokemon they spotted all gave the pair dirty looks. The lion cub felt his entire muscles tense and his eyes shifting to and fro, almost expecting one of them to attack. However, their walk was not disturbed as they entered the inn.
Being slightly shorter than the desk, Sparky stood onto his hind legs and perched his front paws onto the wooden surface, his eyes peeking over. "Do you know what's been going on around here? The whole town seems to have...changed,"he asked the Swanna, hoping to get at least some sort of clue.
As Little Sparky spoke Swanna looked him, when he finished the bird pokemon sighed and shook her head. I wish I knew, this place used be more friendly. But know everyone don't seem to trust each other. I can't tell you how many I have had to kick out of my inn for trying to start fights.. Its so sad I do wish I knew what was going on.." Swanna said with a sigh, Vivica stood there thinking. So there where for problems going on then what was going on with her. Was this what the voice was talking about? Was there something going on to cause all this?
So many questions so little answers.. Swanna then looked at Vivica and a idea came to her. You are explores right? How would you like to stay and start a exploration team? Post town has none at the moment. Who knows it could help everyon's spirits here." Swanna suggested. Vivica blinked at the offer as it was a bit out of the blue. Exploration team? What in the world was that? But it also seemed like it could be helpful if she could get the trust of the pokemon around here she could get more info.
So with a smile Vivica nodded, " Sure why not, who do I go to to start one?" Vivica asked. "Quagsire, He is in contact with the union and he also has some land he has been trying to sale it would be a good spot to start." Swanna said. Vivica nodded when the bird pokemon finished and thanked her before she turned and headed to the door. Did Vivica know what she was getting herself into? No but then again she knew nothing about this world and who knows she may learn all she needs to know and more if she starts a team.
"Uhhh we're not...actual explorers,"Sparky quickly commented, his tail swishing uneasily. However, the lion cub's chest seemed up puff out a bit and he held his head a bit higher with pride. "Wait..is it really that easy to create an exploration team?"he said, his ears pricking in interest, a kind of spark shining in his eyes that had previously been dulled. He listened to the Swanna's instructions intently, surprised that Vivica so easily agreed to create an exploration team.
Maybe..she has the same goals as I dothe Shinx thought, his heart slightly warmed that the two had something more in common.
"Have...have you always wanted to be an explorer?"Sparky asked, keeping in pace with the Braixen and looking up at her with curious eyes.
Vivica had not noticed Sparky's delight about starting a team as she was focused on her own plans. Though when the little guy spoke to her she came to a stop as she looked at him. Again she was between a rock and a hard place, Vivica could tell by looking into Sparky's eyes that this meant a lot and was most likely had a dream of ether forming a team or joining one. Not wanting to lie more then she had to Vivica was going to be a little more truthful this time around. She just hoped Sparky would not be to disappointed.
Giving a weak smile Vivica rubbed the back of her head, "No, not really and I have been traveling alone for while anyway. But look at this place the pokemon here could use some help. Something is up and I want to find out what it is. And that voice I heard, I may find more info if I stay here. What kind of pokemon would I be if I just ignored this?" Vivica said and then paused as if thinking. She then smiled, " Sparky how would you like to join me? I can't do this all by myself." Vivica said and then waited to see what Sparky had to say.
The Shinx couldn't deny the disappointment settling in his heart when the Braixen replied her feelings to his question. Of course not many Pokemon wanted to be explorers. Although the title and prospect of adventure sounds alluring to all, to actually join an exploration team was dangerous, even sometimes a suicidal mission. But Sparky, since he was a younger cub, had decided to ignore those heeds of warnings about the dangers of being an explorer. Just the idea of him travelling with a group, bonding over the new lands they'd explore and excitements they'd meet along the way just always made his blood rush with adrenaline.
But Vivca's later offer at least rekindled his hope as his eyes brightened up slightly. "Of course I will. We started this together, I might as well see this through with you. Besides, I want to help you figure this whole thing out,"he replied solemnly, the seriousness in his tone indicating he meant every word he uttered.
"So..I guess we'll have to find this..Quagsire fellow. Hopefully he'll be helpful,"Sparky added, his last words turning into a mumble of disgruntlement. He had heard of the species Quagsire, and even encountered a few. They weren't exactly Slowpokes or Slowbros, but most of them were quite air-headed and slow in communication. The Shinx didn't exactly get along with those types of Pokemon.