Erika smiles...."Now hold your ground Sawsbuck" she says and Sawsbuck gets hit by the water-gun but stands its ground against the powerful jet of water
Sawsbuck is being forced back slowly which impressed Erika..."Wow my Sawsbuck's stamina is really high and yet your move is pushing him back wonderful Cabella keep it up... but totodile is it its beginning stage you shouldn't use moves in a way that its isolated" she says
She looks at totodile mid air..."Sawsbuck fire an energy ball through the water gun" she says ..."!!SAWSSS!!!" it yells as it charges the move and fires it as it traveled up the waterguns path slowly due to the resistance but it made it way to totodile.
Since it was moving at a slow enough speed, there was enough time for Totodile to avoid the energy attack by dipping down and back to the ground. As soon as Totodile touches the grass, Cabella calls out, “Now, use leer!”
Totodile’s eyes glow a bright red, and then so does Sawsbuck, causing Sawsbuck’s defense to decrease. Cabella smiles as she adds, “Then move in with Scratch!” And Totodile charges at full speed, claws glowing white.
But before Totodile could strike, it is knocked aside by an invisible force. Cabella gasps, “Totodile!” And turns her head to look at a young man who had not been there before.
And a pokemon is suddenly at his side, and grunts a low, “Salamence.”
“What’s the big idea!?” Cabella shouts, her brows knitting together. She kneels beside her pokemon, helping Totodile back to its feet. Totodile waves a fist at the young man and his Salamence, and gives an angry, “Totodile!”
“This fight was too sad and boring to watch.” The person gives a dragged out sigh, arms folded over chest.
“Says who!?” Cabella hisses.
“Says me.” He replies with a snort.
“And you are?” Cabella arches a brow.
“Ha.” Another snort. “Wouldn’t you like to know? Maybe you’ll find out another day. But until then, how about you learn how to battle before making yourself look like a genuine fool.”
Cabella glares at him and snarls. He makes his way up to Cabella and lifts her chin up before chuckling, "I'll admit, you're cute when you're angry." He smirks.
With that, the young man and the Salamence vanish.
Cabella stands, blinking repeatedly, staring at where they had been. She looks at Totodile and whispers, “Are you okay?” Totodile nods twice.
Cabella keeps her head down for a moment before clearing her throat. “We should eat before the food gets cold! And then let’s continue our battle!” She smiles brightly.
Erika looks at the spot where the mystery boy was just present...."be careful cabella only strong trainer's can tame a Salamence" she says as she turns back to the food.
"Never mind the battle you did well but your rough as I can tell an aerial watergun wasn't necessary. ..we will battle but this time try using that starly there is something I want to show you" she says
Voss came to eat just in time to hear Erika's challenge. ..."Your a gym leader for grass type pokemon you have an advantage over her totodile" he noted as he smiled over a plate Erika couldn't help but giggle as she said " just want to send Cabella forward on her journey with as much knowledge as possible"
Voss frowned he wanted to learn from Erika also but she seems to have taken a shine to Cabella
Erika looks at Voss and winks "dont be disappointed i see great things in you as you and Cabella seem like opposite pieces of a puzzle....fire and metal together you guys can create a better substance you understand and besides i bet that you have a lot of potential and brain power mr doctor did i mention your very handsome also"
With those words Voss' s heart leapt as they all ate
After they eat
Erika is on one side of the field and Cabella on the other..
"You can have the first move this time...GO!!! BRELOOM" she called out tossing the ball as her breloom emerged
Voss sat up
"A grass and fighting type whats Erika thinking flying types have an advantage over both grass and fighting tyoes so breloom is at a double disadvantage" he thinks
Cabella grins as she releases Starly. The bird pokemon soars high up to the clouds and then dives back down. Before striking the earth, Starly spreads its wings and hovers and twirls. Cabella laughs, “Show off.” She shakes her head. Starly flaps its wings and looks at Breloom, ready for Cabella to give a command.
“Alright Starly, use Wing Attack!” Cabella calls out. Starly charges towards Breloom with wings out wide, and glowing.
Erika looks on... "OK Breloom hold your ground" she says as the wing attack hits Breloom head on.
"!!BREEEELOOMMM!!" it screams in pain as it takes the strike.... "Great job Breloom now grab onto starly's wing" she says and breloom does as she asked
Voss is surprised..."How that move is double effective against breloom" he says
Erika smiles... "Cabella this is what I wanted to..., even if you have a type advantage doesn't mean you should recklessly attack. From how you battled with totodile it seems your a head on battler and now with starly I can see that but never underestimate how a pokemon was raised my breloom's stamina is extremely high.
She says as breloom is holding onto starly despite the pain.
"Breloom MACHPUNCH" she says as its fist glows and it punches Starly
Cabella watched in complete awe, but gasps as Starly faints. She stares for a moment, and then returns her pokemon. “We’ll be more careful next time. . .” She whispers before putting the pokeball away. Totodile rushes over to Cabella and leaps onto her back, and she laughs.
Cabella looks at Erika and grins. “I thank you greatly for the battle. Even if I lost, it was a lot of fun!” She beams, her joy practically radiating. “I learned a lot, and I’ll be sure to keep it all in mind.” She nods, fixing her hat and then patting a happy Totodile on the head.
She turns her head to look at the sky. It was getting dark. Cabella turns her attention towards Voss. “Alright, we should really keep a move on. Let’s keep going until that sun is completely down! And then we can build camp!” She throws a fist into the air, grinning. Totodile does the same.
Cabella walks over to Erika and shakes her hand. “It was an honor to meet you Erika! And we’ll still keep our eye out for any poachers while we’re on this journey! And we’ll make sure to teach em a lesson!” She laughs.
Cabella turns towards Voss and puts her arm through the nook of his, hooking them together. She smiles brightly at him and nods, “Yup! Let’s get a move on!” She firmly states, and starts to pull him with her as she walks forward. She waves back at Erika and shouts, “I’ll keep that in mind! But don’t worry about me! The next time I see that boy he won’t know what him instead!” She flashes a wide grin.
She hums to herself as they disappear into the thick of the forest once more, Erika now just a figure hidden behind the foliage somewhere. Cabella looks at Voss and laughs, “The look on your face when Starly was taken down was priceless.” She snickers, her arm still hooked to his. Totodile almost glares at Voss, as if jealous.
"No its just that you had a big advantage, it was surprising to see a pokemon overcome such a major disadvantage" he says
"You did well though going for a flying attack was the typical choice but you do go in head on first so far as I've noticed" he says
He continues to walk and blushes as Cabella had grabbed him.
"Then again what do I know, im no expert myself you know" he says
“Hey, I just started this whole pokemon business today. I’m not going to be perfect right off the bat. I’ll understand more as I go.” Cabella shrugs, smiling up at Voss. “And don’t say that. If anything, you seem to know more than I do.” She lightly laughs, arching a brow.
Cabella then hears her phone go off, and she answers, only to get a screaming voice directly in her ear: “CABELLA!? WHAT THE HELL!? YOU’RE TRAVELING WITH SOME BOY!? HE BETTER NOT HAVE TOUCHED YOU OR TRIED ANYTHING!”
“Mom. Chill. Nothing has happened. So relax.” Cabella gives a roll of her eyes and sighs. “But I am busy right now, so yeah.”
“Busy doing WHAT!?” Her mother roars.
“BYYYYE.” Cabella says before she hangs up, and puts her phone away. She looks at Voss and shakes her head. “Overprotective mothers. What chya gonna do?” She snickers. Then, Cabella yawns, and soon after Totodile does the same.
Voss looks at her. "Do you think its right to hang up on your mom especially when your traveling with a boy she doesn't know" he says
"I know a little about pokemon, aside from recovery which is from my training with the professor really, anyway on to cocoon city" he says
Voss looks at his Pokenav, "seems like we are getting close to Cocoon city, are you sure you want to head to the gym are you ready? I mean there are Don George Gyms which is great training and with some more battles maybe you can up Starly and totodile a level before your battle, then again I would like to take on the gym's as well it wouldn't be fair to see you battle then to battle the leader after knowing how they operate. How about we go to don georges trainer facility and when the time comes for your battle I'll cheer you on." he says
“FIRST. We sleep. I’m only human! I need rest. And so do my pokemon. I mean, Starly still needs to be healed.” Cabella gestures towards the moon and the stars that now hang in the sky, and then towards Totodile and her bag. “So how about we find a place to stay, hm?” She arches a brow. But, she doesn’t even give Voss a chance to answer as she starts to walk, dragging him with her.
Cabella continues walking until she steps out of the forest and onto a real pathway, and into Cocoon City. She would take pictures of the city tomorrow, but right now she charges towards a pokemon center. This one was larger than the one she had been to with her father. Then again, city ones would be expected to be such.
The two are welcomed by a Nurse Joy, whom Cabella gives her pokeball that contains Starly to, and then asks if they would be allowed to stay. Nurse Joy explains that there are rooms for trainers to stay in on the upper floors. With a thanks, Cabella makes her way up the stairs.
"Well yea that was obvious I just was saying what our next move was" he says as he then walks to the men only section of the Pokémon Center.
He used his phone to call Cabella's mom..."Hi ms how are you" he says
"DON'T HI MISS ME WHERE ARE YOU WITH MY DAUGHTER" she screams
"Please relax ms. rose we are at the pokemon center I just wanted to tell you that we are safe and you know that the center separates men and women so you don't have to worry about Cabella" he says
"WELL YOU BETTER BE TELLING THE TRUTH AND MY DAUGHTER BETTER BE AN UNTOUCHED ANGEL AS I REMEMBER" she says
"Im sure she is.. well to my knowledge" he says
"WHHAATT WHAT DO YOU MEAN TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE" she screams
"No meaning that I did just meet Cabella I don't know her past or present but I assure you I did nothing" he says
Ms Rose begins rambling and screaming ... and Voss just hangs up. "Dear got bad move..., well just gonna go to sleep" he says as he lays down
Cabella had made every attempt to sleep. But she couldn’t. She thought she would be able to handle things perfectly fine away from home. But it seemed like this first night was going to be difficult. She sits up in bed and glances over at Totodile, who is sound asleep at her feet. She crawls out of the bed and tiptoes her way out of the room.
Cabella quietly makes her way through the hall, and to the male rooms. She glances from left to right, hoping that some guy wouldn’t spot her. She finds the room Voss had chosen, and knocks on the door, once more cautiously looking around.
Voss wakes up and goes to the door tired as he rubs his eyes his vision clears and he see's Cabella.
"Cabella...what are you....CABELLA!!" he then shouts out in surprise when he notices where she is but then quiets down.
"Cabella what are you doing here this is the mens sleeping area, I just got the business from your mom and your going to show up in my room" he says as he ran back inside as he had no shirt on and he put on a white t-shirt and went back to the door
Cabella shuffles her feet, her head somewhat bowed as she puffs her cheeks out. She felt more than embarassed. “This is going to sound weird. Really weird. But can I please sleep with you? I mean, not like that! But like in the same room? I can sleep on the floor!” She takes another quick look around before looking up at Voss. “I can’t sleep.” She sighs. She didn’t want to tell him that she was scared. And homesick.
"Oh dear lord, fine just don't tell your mother please my eardrums are still ringing and nonsense you take the bed i'll sleep on the floor" he says as he lets her inside.
"Go to the bathroom to change into something to sleep in, i'll make my bed on the floor" he says to her
“NO! I am sleeping on the floor!” Cabella shakes her head, her tone as scolding as it could possibly get. “This is your room.” She huffs, folding her arms over her chest as she stomps her way towards the bathroom. She rummages through her bag – as she had brought it with just in case (she really didn’t need Totodile to steal any of her snacks).
Cabella then finds a pair of comfortable shorter shorts and a camisole near the bottom of her bag, and pulls them out. Cabella sets them on the counter as she begins to take off her everyday clothing. She shouts, “Seriously Voss! I’ll sleep on the floor! So I can make the bed!”
Voss had ignored her and sat on the bed he had made on the floor
Since he was awakened he decided to check on the condition of his pokemon
"Duskull, Elekid come out" he says as they emerge from their pokeballs.
"Ready for don Georges gym tomorrow guy's" he asked as he examined them
Elekid threw its fist in the air.
Duskull looked scared as it said nothing. ..duskull wasn't brave at all he was domesticated not raised for battling mainly to assist not fight.
"Oh duskull don't worry you'll be ok I'll make you into a great battler" he says
Cabella angrily mutters to herself as she exits the bathroom, and looks at the Elekid and Duskull. She smiles brightly and claps her hands together, “Wow! I knew you had pokemon!” She laughs before walking over. What she was wearing was a bit revealing, and it showed off her slim figure quite well. If her mother knew that she had been traveling with a boy with short shorts and a camisole as pajamas. . . she would be dead.
“We’ll have to battle tomorrow! Before we get to any sort of gym!” Cabella gasps, her eyes widening with joy at the thought of battling Voss.
Voss looks at Cabella.
"No no no we are not battling, yes I have pokemon but the only one who is battle ready is Elekid really. Duskull is not ready to battle just yet" he says as he then looks at Cabella
"WHOA WHAT ARE YOU WEARING" he screams out in surprise
Cabella thinks for a moment, looking from Elekid to Duskull. She makes a sort of pouting face, upset that they wouldn’t get to battle. She would make sure they do at some point.
Then, Cabella folds her arms over her chest as she arches a brow and looks directly at Voss, “I am wearing what I had packed, okay?” She gives a quiet laugh. “If I would have known that I’d be right here in this position, or traveling with a guy, I would have packed something more appropriate for that type of situation. Like my footie pajamas.” She snickers, shrugging. “So you’re just going to have to deal with it.”
Voss regains his composure.., "Well I guess your not at fault for having packed what you had packed" he says finishing his check up on his pokemon.
"Ready to go to sleep Cabella.... Elekid, Duskull return" he says as they return to their pokeballs
“Yup! Ready!” Cabella beams. She shoves Voss off the bed on the floor and lays down. “Like I said, this is your room so you get the bed.” She tells him. “I’ll be perfectly fine on the floor~” She chimes. A sore back in the morning isn’t something that would slow Cabella down.
Cabella glares at Voss before she gets up and grabs his arm. And in one swift motion, she lifts him up off the floor, flips him over her shoulder, and causes his back to slam onto the bed. She points at him as a way of telling him to stay, and then she crawls into the bed with him. “There. We can share. Now go to bed.” She grumbles.
Cabella reaches out and grabs him and pulls him back down, her arms wound tightly round him. “I am not letting you sleep on the floor. And the more you try to struggle the closer I am bringing you!” Cabella confirms, her tone threatening.