NBP #1 @Akinai;
Zor yawned as she waited up for her Trainer at the Ranger outpost, mindlessly tapping her pencil on her desk as she waited for her Trainer. Akinai, the Trainer, was around the same age as Zor, so it seemed as if it would be a fun time in the Park. With a bored sigh, the blonde flopped back and let her head hang backwards. Her body language read, 'utterly and completely without reason to do anything at all at the moment, someone please entertain me'. Then, with a light jingle, she heard the door open and perked up immediately. A young woman with long, jet-black hair and a blue jacket looked around expectantly. It was her Trainer, looking ready to go.
"Akinai, right? Hi! I'm Zorayda, your Ranger for the day," Zor introduced cheerily. "Ready to go?" When they both made sure they had everything they needed, they were off to start their adventure. Zor hopped into her Park vehicle, allowing Akinai to get in the passenger's seat, and they drove a ways until they got to the foot of an ominous-looking volcano. Dark clouds of ash could be seen high up, and little floating specks of it rained down and littered the ground around them. There was a stark lack of vegetation, replaced instead by chalky black rocks and stone that looked as if it'd been melted and cooled several times.
"Okay, here we are." Zor unbuckled and slid from her seat. She unclipped a Poke ball from her belt loop and clicked the button, releasing a graceful-looking Ninetales. "Akinai, this is Viola. Viola, this is our Trainer for the day," the Ranger introduced. She always made it a point to be kind to her Pokemon and include them as equals. They were intelligent enough to be so. Zor looked back up at Akinai and smiled. "So you can either look around the base of the volcano for Pokemon or start up this here trail," she said, pointing out the wide, rocky trail that snaked up the side of the volcano. "We'll cover both sections, but you can pick which way we go first."