Starting Small [Mod, Route 30, Finished] Apr 23, 2020 8:30:29 GMT 11
Post by alyssaimagine on Apr 23, 2020 8:30:29 GMT 11
The trip to Cherrygrove City was mostly uneventful after promising to help the sick child who gave her Scatterbug to take care of. She'd had to rest a couple of times during the journey, which is something she hadn't anticipated. She didn't realize it was further than she'd originally thought. During rest periods, she let her Pokemon outside of their pokeballs and learned that her Charmander had grown stronger during that fight with Sentret. It was occasionally blowing out a small fireball for Faith to see, obviously very proud of herself. Faith figured it was also sent as a warning to the mischievous Sentret to be on good behavior. In fact, from the moment the Sentret had been released from the pokeball her Charmander had been watching. It became evident that Charmander was taking it upon herself to make sure the Sentret did nothing wrong.
Once the Sentret saw one of Charmander's new fireballs, he was uneasy and tried not to be seen as much as possible. Faith's newest companion, the Scatterbug seemed even more afraid of the ember's Charmander was letting loose, and tried to keep far away, preferring Faith's shoulder. Charmander didn't know what it had done wrong to the Scatterbug, and would on several occasions attempt to make amends. Scatterbug would, unfortunately, have nothing at all to do with the Charmander for the time being and would simply nudge Faith, as if seeking protection whenever Charmander was around. Faith enjoyed watching the interactions between her Pokemon, and her earlier nervousness for capturing such a naughty Pokemon as Sentret had vanished. With Charmander's newfound strength, the Sentret was going to keep in line. For now.
What Faith wasn't aware of was the fact that her Sentret was patient, just as she was. In fact, Sentret was merely biding its time and even hoped (though it hated to admit this, even to himself) that Faith would help him grow stronger. Once he did, well he'd surely be able to beat that Charmander and show her who was boss. Then, maybe he would be able to escape or find some other way to be free again. Like Faith, he hated losing his freedom. Faith wasn't aware of any of this. In fact, she didn't see why the Sentret would be too unhappy. It's not like she constantly kept them inside their pokeballs. She gave them breathing room and a chance to roam around! It was more than she had growing up. After all, how often had she been able to explore outside her house? It's why she couldn't stand the thought of keeping her Pokemon in pokeballs all the time. The isolation they must feel, well the thought would make her shudder. She wanted to give them plenty of breathing room and more freedom than she'd been given while growing up.
Sentret wouldn't see it her way, however. He had not grown up in isolation like Faith had been, and was not at all happy with the newfound leash it had (pokeball). Well, Faith would find it hard to please all of her Pokemon, and it was one of the many tests given to Pokemon Trainers. When she realizes everything, it would be up to her to find a solution.
As soon as Faith entered the city, she was lost. Unfortunately, finding a Pokemon Center wasn't as easy as she would have thought. After all, she'd been isolated her whole life. She didn't even know every street that her hometown had! She didn't know how cities were structured, and while this would later prove to be a small city in comparison to ones she will eventually see, right now this was the biggest place she'd been too. Worse, she was afraid to ask for directions, as her isolation made her nervous when it came to people! That, again, was just one more thing added to the growing list of things she did not expect. Faith hadn't realized just how big of an impact living in isolation would have on her. The amount of times she'd thought about giving up and running back home was enough to make her ashamed, and she doubted she'd ever tell a soul. Faith had wanted freedom and adventure more than anything else, and now that she had it, she was discovering it was more difficult than she'd ever known. She hoped this was only a phase.
After some time, she finally found herself standing in front of the Pokemon Center. She still looked uncertain, as if this might not be the place. She wasn't a hundred percent sure what she should be doing, either. All she knew was that Pokemon Trainers used these places to heal their pokemon. It was referenced many times in the books she'd read at the lab! It wasn't until another person walked in, carrying a hurt Pokemon, that she walked forward. Her steps were slow, following the person in front of her. She watched the interaction between the other person and the nurse, and when it was her turn she attempted to mimic the person as much as possible. Thankfully, there was no issues and before long her Pokemon were healed and her pokeballs were given back to Faith, who sighed in relief at the sight. She thanked the nurse profusely before turning around and leaving the place.
With little money, and no experience, Faith didn't know where Pokemon Trainers stayed inside cities, and was pretty sure they needed money anyway. When night descended, Faith found an empty place and slept there. It was far from comfortable, and she didn't dare let her Pokemon outside of their pokeballs there. It was, however, the best she could mange with limited experience.
The next day approached, and with a restless sleep, Faith was already up and alert. Despite her bad experiences of the day before, she found that she was both eager and excited for the new day. Not every day could be bad, she figured, and hoped that today would be more like one of the days she'd dreamed of. Unfortunately, she realized the weather was anything but good. It was dry enough when she'd first entered the city, but overnight some flooding had occurred. Her shoes were wet, and she worried for her Charmander. If she let her Pokemon out, it would hate the water. Well, Faith knew it was something they would both have to manage together. It wasn't pouring, and it should be safe for her fire type Pokemon, even if it was unpleasant. Faith would just have to be there for her friend.
Faith made her way to route 30, and hoped to test her Pokemon's strength, and maybe even find another Pokemon or two to add to her team!