Post by babypuff on May 22, 2020 16:11:09 GMT 11
Location: Edge of Route 29 | Time:10:00 AM | Season: Summer
It had been an emotional journey from Goldenrod City to New Bark Town for both Babette and her parents. They were finally releasing their precious little baby into the world, and she was finally being allowed independence. Both parties worried silently if this wasn't a huge mistake. But no one said it out loud, afraid doing so would be an even bigger mistake.
Once there, the Bouffee family were left speechless with how small it was; their house could hold every building here with space left over. They checked their map multiple times to make sure they were in fact in Professor Elm's hometown. It wasn't until the Professor himself approached the huddled family that they were convinced. He was very kind and reassuring, leading them inside. For Babette, it was like walking through a haze. Thankfully she had done a lot of research ahead of time, so didn't have to think about which Pokemon to choose. Though, to be fair, the research mostly consisted of looking at evolution trees and deciding which one would become the cutest.
"Bulbasaur," she answered immediately when she was finally asked, thinking how someday its bulb would blossom into a beautiful flower. The Pokemon that was handed to her, and released from its pokeball was exactly how she imagined. Squealing she scooped it up and hugged it as the bulbasaur squirmed uselessly.
She was given everything else she would need, and then it was time to say goodbye. Despite all three of them trying not to, they ended up crying in each other's arms. Once again, the poor bulbasaur, now named Begonia, squirming in the middle of their hug. Once they finally got their tears under control, Babette's parents finally left, using a special service to get them back to Goldenrod City without encountering any wild Pokemon. Something Babette wouldn't be able to do anymore.
"Well, Begonia...we can't stay here all day. Think you're ready to...to start this journey?" she glanced at the pokemon in her arms.
"Bulba..." Begonia replied quietly, having given up struggling against the hug. She was just as apprehensive as her new owner, and didn't have any comfort to give her. Besides allowing Babette to hold her, of course. Something the little green pokemon decided was going to be something she'd have to suffer through.
"You said it..." Babette murmured, staring out into the tall grass which has seemed to beautiful on her drive here, but now felt ominous. Swallowing, she set Begonia on the ground and slapped her cheeks, "Well! We're not going to become champions by just standing here! Let's get out there!! Baby and Begonia! Taking on the world!" Pushing her worries aside, she adjusted her backpack and marched into Route 29.
Begonia followed behind her with significantly less confidence, "B...bulba...."
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