I read the notice again in my head. I wasn't going to turn this down. I wasn't really sure what this side adventure would bring, but I knew it would help me get stronger and help grow the bond that my Pokemon and I shared. I was going to need that if I ever wanted to stand a chance in beating all the gyms and taking down the Elite Four. I knelt down on one knee next to my small four-legged companion. The Fire and Dark type Pokemon looked into my eyes, telling my he wanted to do this even before I had asked; he already knew.
"What do you think boy?" I asked Shadow anyways. "We should take it right?" Shadow barked happily three times. He wagged his tail and nodded in agreement. With that, I stood up and pulled out my dark grey cap and black sunglasses from my backpack and threw them on. I looked up at the sky and saw the sun shining bright. There were no dark clouds in sight so the traveling weather was just right. I couldn't think of an excuse not to go. With the Gym Challenge only just starting, I had a bit of time to do this side journey. I could use this time for training as well.
"Well, we're going, what about you guys?" I asked, adjusting my cap. "The weather is nice, and I'm sure it won't take too long. Might be good training as well. Also, does anyone got a map we can look at? Mine kind of got destroyed in the rain last time; I should have gone digital instead of using an old fashion paper map. I don't think Littleroot town is far from here."