NBP 2, Ranger Adelaide 'Jello' Crowe
OOC: Haha, don't worry about it, Emma; you're doing fine so far. :}
@EmBreon @Princess Crow
Adelaide's first impressions of Gertrude and Grace were about as different from each other as the Trainers themselves. She immediately appreciated Grace's friendly smile and had to stifle a snicker when the younger girl mouthed an apology for Gertrude's bizarre odor. With Gertrude, however, Adelaide found herself stifling sighs, if not swear words. The old woman's bizarre miasma of vomit and rot was bad enough, but Adelaide didn't appreciate the way she sneered at Jello in the least. At least the crone didn't have the nerve to insult Jello aloud. Adelaide tended to respond to insults to herself or her Pokemon by using her fists, and she didn't want to have to beat back the temptation to beat anyone up on what would hopefully be such a nice day.
Grace's voice snapped Adelaide out of her irritation. "I think I'm okay," she said, still seeming as amiable as ever. "If it's allowed though, I would like to have my Alakazam out with me. He wouldn't be battling unless I asked him to, but I feel more comfortable with him around." With that, she lifted up the Pokeball that undoubtedly contained the Psychic-type - although she waited for Adelaide's reply before actually letting the psychic fox loose.
"Get on with it already," Gertrude snapped acidly before Adelaide could answer, "my kidneys are failing." The old woman arched an eyebrow at the two younger women, as if daring them to challenge her. Grace smiled faintly, as if she was confused; Adelaide just shrugged. Either the old woman was being sarcastic or she was stupid for coming here, and while she was certainly abrasive and bizarre, she didn't strike Adelaide as an idiot.
"Ready when you are!" Grace replied to the old woman. Frankly, Adelaide was glad that one of them had the patience for dealing with Gertrude.
Clasping her hands together, Adelaide moved on. "All righty. Grace, that's A-okay. Just make sure he doesn't interfere with the wild Pokemon at all. Whatever comes up to us is fair game, but anything else can get you fines and the like. I don't think you want fines. Now, follow me!" she added, beginning to walk along one of the paths that led to a shallower lake. She kept up a relatively slow pace; there was no need to hurry, after all. The wild Pokemon weren't going to go anywhere, and walking quickly might cause Gertrude to stumble or some other such. As much as Adelaide disliked the old woman's attitude, she didn't want to see anybody hurt themselves.
Fortunately for them, the sand of the footpath was smooth and easy to walk on. Long fronds of yellow-green beachgrass sprung up on either side, providing shelter for the Pokemon that couldn't sleep underwater. There were some sparse, tough-looking trees scattered along the grassy verges between beaches, but for the most part the vegetation was limited to the grass and a few scraggly bushes. As the three women walked, the breeze began to intensify, blowing the rich smell of saltwater toward them. The new breeze also carried Pokemon: a pair of white birds with bright orange beaks and long, skinny wings built to carry their smallish bodies over water. Adelaide watched them with a smile on her face. While they were not particularly strong at flying on windless days, Wingull such as these were excellent gliders. This particular pair was quite acrobatic; they flew in harmony, gliding in a series of synchronized loops and twirls that suggested trapeze artists at a circus.
Suddenly, the two birds banked toward the trio of humans. They landed on the footpath directly in front of Adelaide, who shot a glance behind her at Gertrude and Grace. While Wingull were awesome in their own right, their evolved form - the Water Bird Pokemon, Pelipper - wasn't spectacular in a fight, so Adelaide was pretty sure that she already knew that the answer would be 'no' when she asked the usual question - although she'd been wrong before. "These two Wingull seem pretty curious about us," she said. "Do either of you want to try your hand at catching one, or should we try and go around?"
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