His trainer had trusted him not to stray too far into trouble, so Karna had been roaming Route 27 on a beautiful spring day. The young orange chick Pokemon had a day off of watching after Skadi who was a baby Wingull given to Amaryllis by Lenore Berardi. The sun shone down on a beige colored path along the route which was entirely useful when he wanted to explore on his own. However, he did hear one other trainer talking about a supposed fountain of youth in a hidden well, so he might as well try to investigate it himself.
"A fountain of youth would be all fine and dandy if Amaryllis happens to drink from it, I'm sure she would like to live longer. Maybe she might praise me for finding such a rare fountain." He could see it now, imagining the praise he would get from her in the form of his favorite bird seed. The young Torchic began to walk further onto the path as he looked around for the hidden well, maybe someone else might give him a good amount of help during this investigation.
Cinnamon had been enjoying her stay at Professor Elm's lab as she waited for Marchbaby to finally get a chance to raise her but as she heard rumors of a fountain of youth from some of the other Pokemon in lab she knew she had to go and see for herself. Being the sweet little Chikorita she was she did not want to harm anyone so she waited for the cover of darkness before she ran towards the door as the assistants were leaving slipping away before any of them could grab her. She ran as fast as she could as she headed towards the location of the rumored fountain. Her first issue was getting across the body of water separating New Bark Town from route 27.
Luck was on her side however as a family of Poliwhirl and Poliwag were swimming nearby and she knew they could ferry her across if she pleaded kindly enough to them. " Excuse me but I am in a bit of a pickle, I am heading towards a really special fountain I heard about but I cannot swim. Would one of you carry me across this pond so I can reach my destination?" She asked when one of the Poliwhirl nodded and gestured to her to jump on its back. The short but fun ride was pretty unique to say the least as she could not get into a comfortable position and struggled to hang on. Once she was on the other side of the pond she waved to the Poliwhirl before continuing towards the rumored location of the fountain.
Just when she thought she was going to reach the location without getting into any trouble she could hear the footsteps of a fellow Pokemon approaching and she jumped into a patch of nearby grass in fright. Hoping whoever it was would not harm her she called out trying to get a response. " Hello? Who is out there? I do not want any trouble I am just trying to find out if the rumors I heard were true." She then started to shake as she awaited a response.
As Karna would walk along the path, he heard another Pokemon pleading for her life. The Torchic approached the source of the voice as closer as ever until he would see a Chikorita shaking with fear. "No need to be afraid, I don't bite. Are you perhaps looking for the rumored fountain of youth?" Perhaps the young Chikorita might help him attain immortality for his trainer, so he was getting all the assistance he could get through this arduous quest.
"Oh, before I forget, my name is Karna. What's yours?" At least, he didn't want to forget the manners he was taught by his own trainer who was willing to teach etiquette to all of her Pokemon. Not like he would follow them to the letter, but he had a tendency to be charitable as he could be. His trainer wouldn't have to worry about him running off of his own now that he had someone to help him find the rumored fountain.
As Cinnamon heard a friendly voice coming from the approaching figure she called out to the young Chikorita carefully walked out from the grass and saw a Torchic staring at her. Being a fire type Pokemon it was not the most comforting situation for her to be in but as Karna seemed pretty friendly Cinnamon was willing to give him as chance especially after hearing that he was going after the same fountain she was. " Yes I heard about it from some of the Pokemon in Professor Elm's lab," She said still somewhat frightened by her new accomplice but eager to get some help in finding the fountain.
Upon hearing the Torchic's name Cinnamon responded with a greeting of her own as to not be rude despite her fear. " My name is Cinnamon, I am not from around these parts so I would be thankful for any help I can get in finding the rumored fountain of youth." Thinking that the two of them would make a good pair she was hoping Karna would agree to search for it with her as she did not have very much experience in battling and without help she might run into trouble.
As she waited to see if Karna would join her she found a small rock that she used to sharpen her small nails just in case she would need to use them later as much as she wanted to avoid any trouble.
What I wouldn't give to live out my youthful days, haha! A fountain of youth is a good starting goal to bring together Cinnamon and Karna I'm so curious as to where this may have gone.
Well, maybe another time perhaps. And in anticipation of a complete story for these old ears I'm afraid I can't award any creative or teamwork stars. All they did was introduce themselves after all, but I'm sure there could have been such a great tale. I hope you come back with a more fulfilling version soon my dears.
That's all for now, I look forward to your next one.