Post by Lamont on Jun 9, 2019 5:39:45 GMT 11
The doors burst open, thin hands thrusting them open with little care but as to the flourish that went along with it. It made a loud bang as the hinges caught its extremities before they hit the wall and in their wake stood a confident woman grinning ear to ear in a rather eye-catching outfit. It took a second but her visage quickly sunk into dismay as she realized that the floor she'd just made her grand entrance didn't even have anyone on it save for the greeter. A quiet hmph later she reeled in her composure and went over to the man polishing the elegant statue commemorating all those that had completed this gym's challenge; or at least all that it could fit. There were more ornate bird statues around that no doubt filled the same function.
Clearing her throat she regarded the man with just a hint of annoyance, "Hello, where can I find the leader of this establishment?" The man hid his amusement as best he could before welcoming her to the first Johto gym and indicating the elevator just behind her near the doors she'd blown through. Lenore mumbled a thanks as she swiftly spun around and headed for the next floor. With the doors closed she was hoping to let out a bit of her frustrations about the embarrassment she'd just endured but as the elevator scaled higher she became aware of the glass doors.
At first this only furthered her annoyance to her gym experience so far but as her eyes strayed upward she couldn't help but be filled with the beginnings of awe. She could see up through the floor above her and through the ceiling right through to the sky. The sun beaming down through wispy cloud cover was perfectly clear; only just a little tinted. Lenore put her hands on the clear glass of the elevator and pushed closer to see more of what she was being brought to. The next point of interest was a young man watching a pidgey fly about.
"That must be him..." she absentmindedly mumbled to herself. The awe digressed back to the confidence that she had come through the doors with. "Well he doesn't have a fear of heights that's for sure."
The doors slid open with a soft schwoop and the dancer stepped through them, eyes dropping to the mildly frosted plastic her metal shoes clicked onto. It was a little unsettling, but only because there didn't seemed to be much in the way of guard rails she observed. A single bar to keep someone from making the wrong step. Well. Not much different than the tiered stages she'd used to parade across.
Gaze lifting to her horizon she locked onto the man she figured to be Falkner and boldly strode across the intimidating floor space.
"Falkner I presume?" she started, putting on a determined smile before introducing herself. "I'm Lenore. Here for my first badge." Not that that really needed to be explained. She eyed the pidgey as it came back to land by Falkner and it was all she could do to keep from laughing at the idea that would be what she was facing.
Once the pleasantries were gotten out of the way she released her first pokémon. "Here you are Aria, a challenge all for you. Ready girl?" The eevee twitched her ears and barked happily, fluffy tail wagging rapidly in the air. "Your tackle'll be more effective than against the last one you tried to take on. So have at it!" Lenore thrust a fist into the air and Aria mimicked the rise of excitement with a jump on the spot.
(( Party Changes: Tide -> Zatanna, giving XP Share ; Noh -> Slick ; Sera -> Kiki, giving Eviolite. Removing Oran from Tide and giving to Red. Giving Fritzie an Oran too. Starting with Aria, using Tackle. Adding 600 words to incubator. ))