OOC: KK ^_^
"Fair enough," Makina said with a nod. However, as we were on our way to running away from the Petilil, it seemed that courageousness had overcome it, giving it the confidence to call out in disagreement and to sit on my foot. Well that was certainly something that surprised me - I never thought to expect something as, should I say, cute as a little Grass-type taking a seat on my shoe.
"Hey, don't get too comfortable down there!" I laughed while gently tossing it the Pokedoll, appreciating the Bulb Pokemon's dauntlessness. I smiled as I watched the little guy catch the plush toy and skip away, already having fun with its new-found friend.
Allowing my eyes to scan the area, I hit the play button on my PokePlayer. It emitted a pre-recorded sound - the unique cries of a certain Mushroom Pokemon. I turned around in full circle, slowly, hoping to finally lay my eyes on a Shroomish. With its cries still ringing in my ears, it seemed as though it didn't reach the ears of any wild Mushroom. I sighed in disappointment; it had failed, just like the previous tries.
I looked around once again, and this time a Pokemon did enter my line of vision. Well-hidden among beautiful multi-colored flowers, I had almost mistaken the entity for just another rose. But then it moved, allowing me to see the delicate face of a Roselia. It was primarily green in color, excluding the red and blue roses in its hands. Leaves extended from its shoulders, while a pointed yellow streak stretched from its neck all the way until the front of its "leaf skirt." Three thorns also adorned the top of this creature's head, garnering it the species name of the "Thorn Pokemon."
“It's no Shroomish, but did you want a Roselia?” Makina inquired.
I stopped and pondered about this for a short while. I personally wanted a Roserade, but Budew were rather common Pokemon that I could easily get from the local PokeMart - even though they did cost some, but not as much as creatures like Beldum or Larvitar anyway. Besides, I preferred training partners who were young and unevolved - in my opinion, it created a stronger bond between trainer and Pokemon, as well as built a firm foundation for the entity before it evolved.
"I'll pass on this one, as well," I replied, voicing out my thoughts to the fellow ranger. With one hand (as the other was holding the PokePlayer), I dug into my bag once again, retrieving another Pokedoll. "As before, I have this in case it doesn't let us escape." I hoped it would, though - I'd rather save up my escape items. After all, who knew what strong, defiant Pokemon I might encounter in the future? And who knew if Pokemon of those nature would let a trainer escape so easily?
I noticed I was still grasping the PokePlayer in my other hand, and prepared to hit the play button once again. I could only hope it would work this time.