Max grabbed hold of one of Jenny's front legs using both paws. This'll never work... he thought.
Derek lifted Jenny by her free legs, and Jacob lent his strength to support her from the side. Jacob wanted to believe that, with the three of them working together, lifting her to safety would be no problem at all.
They did manage to lift her, though it wasn't exactly easy. Max was trying not to shake from the effort. He silently began walking towards the exit, waiting for Derek and Jacob to sync their steps with his.
It took only a couple of awkward steps before they fell into synchronisation. Tom hopped along after them, pleased at the situation.
Max felt annoyed that Tom had such a pleasant attitude while they were carrying very heavy pokemon.
But that ended when they reached the exit. Jenny suddenly awoke, it had been long enough, and she seemed to think she was still in battle, charging pointlessly into a wall.
"I... wait. Did I faint?"
"You did. We rescued Tom, though! We won!"
"Um... for now... but aren't we still right next to the building? And we attracted some attention from the crowd..." she said quietly as she noticed several pokemon in the road slowing down or even stopping to look over because of all the noise earlier from the battling and the unfamiliar faces.
"Well, yeah, but we--" Jacob's sheepish smile was cut short as Derek lifted his brother back onto his shoulders.
"We should sofort to go," he declared. "We have that, that we here for came, so we a tactical retreat to make can."
Jenny nodded. "Okay. Let's just hope the crowd doesn't attack us or something while we cross the street," she said, still quiet. She began walking towards the street, trying to look casual and calm.
Derek and Jacob held some kind of poker-face each, though Tom was quite content to continue dancing along with every step he took. Perhaps, it occurred to Derek, Tom was a little too young to understand the importance of the situation at hand.
Jenny figured that a child that was dancing around wouldn't seem too irregular, but she wasn't sure since she didn't know much about the culture of this place.
Max's face was completely expressionless.
The group went through the crowd. The pokemon moved out of their way, seeming confused and curious but not doing anything to stop them. However, one pokemon, a Serperior, didn't move away. She stayed directly in their path. "What, exactly, did you five do back in that building?" She asked, not even trying to hide suspicion.
"Um...Eine Besichtigung?" Derek offered.
Derek folded his arms.
"I find that, incredibly rude to be."
"Oh, so now it's considered rude to be suspicious of a group of pokemon who aren't from the town and just caused a huge amount of commotion and what sounded like battling? That's rude to you?" The Serperior hissed.
"M'am, we don't want any trouble. Please, let us pass."
"First tell me why you're here." The Serperior narrowed her eyes even more.
Jenny was uncomfortably aware of the watchful crowd surrounding them. Max looked angry, but he also seemed to be thinking as he stared blankly into the distance.