Croconaw catches Cabella as she falls, and the pokemon looks over at Voss and growls. It was clear that Croconaw is definitely protective over Cabella.
Cabella isn't at the usual place. Instead, she finds herself in a city. The buildings are composed of what appears to be wood. . . and light? Someone walks by her. But, they definitely aren't human. They are composed of pure light.
"Where am I?" Cabella mutters under her breath, taking a step forward. As she does so, the world around her changes. And she finds herself once more in the world with the planets.
"Welcome back." Nebusteria says to Cabella as it appears before her.
"Yeah. . ." Cabella hisses between her teeth. She would kill Voss when she gets out of here.
"Is there something you need?" Nebusteria wonders aloud.
Cabella's expression becomes one of frustration, "I need to ask YOU that. What do you need me for? Why me?"
"Cabella Rose. You are something. . . different. I have been watching you from the very beginning. You and your father both. But, you are a new soul. Young. And you have something more. Cabella. The Aeon Hunters are out to take over the universe. I am stuck within the worlds you see. And there are other worlds, where they reside. But. . . I will let you meet them soon enough." Nebusteria replies, closing his eyes. "Cabella. You are needed to stop Ferroh and his Aeon Hunters from bringing me to your world."
"That's. . . a lot of responsibility." Cabella gulps.
"This is why I didn't want to tell you yet. . . but I suppose I should have earlier." Nebusteria chuckles.
"You think?" Cabella snorts.
"I believe in you Cabella. If I didn't. . . I wouldn't have chosen you." And for a moment, Cabella swore Nebusteria had smiled at her.
Croconaw is relieved as Cabella's eyes open. She takes a look around, and then glares at Voss. Yet, she ends up smiling after a while. "Got answers." She exhales. "Pretty much I'm supposed to stop the Aeon Hunters and Ferroh from summoning Nebusteria. . . the usual." She laughs.
"That's a start sucks it has to be you wish I could do more than just be a body...I'm sure cops and champions like my mom will get involved. ..but all they can do is battle really but your connected to Nebusteria....ha that is probably why I haven't seen my mom in a while" he says
"Yeah, it really does suck that it has to be me. . ." Cabella mutters under her breath in agreement. "I didn't ask for this. Never would have, either." In reality, she would have. Cabella would do anything to help someone. . . or the world in this case. She then continues to walk, with Croconaw close to her side.
Cabella slows to a stop, seeing an Aeon Hunter in the distance. He holds a cage. There's something inside of the cage, though. And knowing Aeon Hunters, whatever in the cage shouldn't be. Cabella sprints ahead with Croconaw easily catching up. She skids to a stop, pointing at the Aeon Hunter. And she instantly recognizes him. It's the same one she has beaten. . . twice.
"AH! NO! DON'T HURT ME AGAIN!" The Aeon Hunter cries out, dropping the cage. He cowers. And the sight of the newly evolved pokemon at her side makes him produce an ear-splitting scream. Totodile was scary enough. Now it's a Croconaw!?
And Cabella watches as the Aeon Hunter runs away at full speed.
She snickers under her breath as she goes over to the cage, and opens it. Out of the cage tumbles a small adorable pokemon. And it looks up at her and gives a quiet, "Eevee."
Before Cabella could say anything, it sits in front of her and smiles.
"You're pretty cute." Cabella chuckles, petting the pokemon. "Where in the world did that idiot take you from?" She thinks, then asks, "Do you have a trainer?"
The Eevee shakes its head in response and then moves closer to Cabella. "You'd like to come with me, huh?" She chuckles.
"Eeeeee~" the pokemon happily chimes. Cabella laughs as she holds out a pokeball. Eevee lightly taps the pokeball with a paw, and is then forced inside by a red ray.
"Those are all really girly." Cabella rolls her eyes as she stands up and looks at Voss. "And I'm going to let Eevee decide whenever that time comes." She shrugs and smiles as she puts the pokeball away.
Cabella nods as she continues to lead the way. The wind was starting to pick up. And after another minute, Cabella feels a drop of rain against her forehead. It then begins to rain. Croconaw opens his mouth to catch the raindrops, and Cabella is nearly knocked back as a gust of wind passes by. She staggers, but manages to regain balance. And everything is fine until thunder rumbles overhead and lightning flashes in the distance. Cabella could handle rain. But not the thunder and lightning. She had a bad childhood experience with those.
"Hey Voss." Cabella takes hold of his hand, and then clings to him as another bolt of lightning is seen. "Don't mind me. Just getting close!" She laughs, covering up her fear. Croconaw continues to dance about, catching rain within his open mouth.
They near a town, where the dock with the ferry is. She looks at the waters, which are moving about in an unnatural way. The waves were violent. Scary. Cabella then looks to see that the Ferry is closed and she curses under her breath.
A man in a rain jacket and hat makes his way over to them. "You two!" He shouts over the roar of the wind. "You better find some shelter! We've got quite the storm coming in!"
"But we need to get to Hydraulic Island!" Cabella shouts in response.
"Sorry but no boats allowed to set sail til the storm has passed! Now get a move on already! Get to safety! Chop chop!" The man orders before walking off.
"Seriously. . . your mom's name will one day be a weapon of mass destruction." Cabella chuckles, giving a slight shake of her head. Her plan would have been to sneak onto a boat and steal it and set out to sea whilst risking their lives. . . but the sound of shelter sounded better. And more safe. "Though I don't really like the thought of staying in a stranger's home. . ." She mutters.
(Completely thinking of the game where you can just walk into someone's house and sleep in their bed. . .)
"Rather not. I've seen enough battling to last me for a bit." Cabella sneers. She loves to battle. But yesterday was just waaaayyyy too much for her. She would like at least one day without seeing any battling. Croconaw seemed to think the same thing, and nods. "Let's just relax for the rest of the day." She sighs. "Because I can finally do that now without worrying about him taking advantage and warping me into some crazy world."
"Ok doll" he says as they reach the ferryman's home
"Thankyou...mr...mister ummm" he says
"Oh its clay...mister clay...my son's on hydraulic island right now...battled some fella with a grovyle...oh he whooped my boy...haven't heard from booker for a while. ..please keep an eye out for him"
The man asked
Cabella nods, though he didn't give any clue as to what this Booker kid looks like. Well, they could just show up on the island and scream his name if anything. Croconaw started to wander around the house, sniffing various things.
"When we see your son do you want us to tell him to get his ass home or something?" Cabella asks, arching a brow. She was trying to hold back another rant. Keegan seems to battle everyone else besides her.
"He's a lazy kid...cares more about his music and writing really. ..here's a picture of him" he says handing them a photo...
"He's a good trainer but he's a journalist/author. ..is writing a story of his journey and people he meets...bright kid wants to meet legendary pokemon and write an amazing story...haha...just tell the brat to call" he says
"He would love to meet Cynthia. ..or some researcher no one can find named Bennett Rose" he continued
His wife came with food for them...they had a female snubull that kept following croconaw like its in love
Cabella looks at the photo, memorizing what he looks like. He was someone who would blend in with the crowd. . . yet still be hidden. She then begins to think about what he had said about the kid wanting to meet Cynthia or Bennett. Her father definitely isn't the one to suddenly show up on a whim just to be someone's tourist attraction. Cabella smells food, and she looks at the woman carrying what she suddenly loved very much.
Croconaw rushes over to Cabella, trying to hide behind her and away from the Snubull. Cabella chuckles under her breath, and shakes her head.
Cabella looks at the food for a moment as she sits, with Croconaw crouched beneath her chair. She takes a bite, and then returns the smile, "This food is wonderful! Thank you very much!" She beams. "It's really great to know that there are people like you guys out there." She lightly laughs.
Cabella gives a quiet sigh before muttering something incoherent under her breath. She had a tendency to do that. She then looks at the woman and replies, "It's fine. I think we'll survive in a room together." She adds a quiet chuckle. Cabella didn't know if she would, though. She was definitely not a storm person.
As they all finish eating... tthe clay's get up and escort the two to the room..."OH no...Martha...seems like there was a leak" Mr Clay says.
A small hole busted in the roof so the carpet was wet but the bed was dry.
"Its ok i see we can't sleep on the bed and floor so we'll share the bed thankyou... and my mom will be here in the morning so don't worry about it" Voss says
"Are you sure you can have me and the Misses room" he says earning him a scowl from his wife but Voss declines as he shoo's them out the room
He then undressed and got into bed
Cabella stares at the floor, glaring at it. She silently curses it, and waves a fist at it. Croconaw seemed pleased with the situation, though. It happily rests on the carpet, as if soaking up the water. Cabelle goes to say something, but yelps instead as a lightning fills the room. And she instantly finds herself in the bed and clinging to Voss. She didn't even care about them being together in bed. Her thoughts weren't even on that. She was just thinking about getting out of this storm alive!
Croconaw senses Cabella's anxiety and chuckles under its breath. She could stand up against large pokemon and scare away Aeon Hunters. . . but yet she was terrified of some thunder and lightning.
Cabella manages to settle her breathing, and she relaxes. She looks at Voss, and blinks, and then closes her eyes. She needed to think about other things. "I wonder how this next gym leader will be. . ."
"She's a water type, so I think it'll be fun." Cabella quietly laughs. She could already picture the way the battling field must look like. Croconaw would definitely be happy during that battle. "And yeah, I always trust you." She playfully nudges him.
Cabella was actually surprised at first. But, she gladly returns the kiss. Before she let herself get carried away, she pulls away slightly and mutters an apology. She then winces as there is another flash of lightning.