A collab post between Ginger Collie, Roran Hawkins and Gerontis
Katherine (Ginger Collie) Richard (Gerontis)
The Team is getting together.
Trouble is waiting for everybody!
''No no no! Come back here, you little...''
Richard ran after something little that was causing much chaos and unrest in the room. The little thing that he was chasing was nobody less then Scratch, his own Totodile, who was running around with much glee on his face, almost enjoying the chaos and trouble he was making. Richard narrowed his eyes as he reached out his arms to grab the troublemaker, but suddenly the quirky pokemon made a sharp right turn and evaded the grabbing hands of Richard.
It started to zig zag and Richard was on the edge of giving up. Suddenly the Totodile caught the smell of something and started to bounce, a bad sign in the eyes of the young man. ''Oh no..Scratch! Come back here!''[ But ignoring the command of his trainer, Scratch suddenly ran towards the scent. Richard said sorry to those who were troubled and sighed. What a way to start of his journey! He didn't even found his best friend, Arthur yet! He could use the help of Arthur at the moment or maybe by some luck, Scratch had smelled the scent of Krabby, Arthur's pokemon, and was following it.
But instead it ran of to a girl with a vulpix. Richard already feared the worst as the Totodile neared his target but suddenly stopped and stood still, staring with big eyes at the girl and the vulpix. Richard was worried it could start to jump and bite the Vulpix at any moment, but Scratch just stood...and stared at it. He quickly grabbed the Totodile and tried to say sorry. ''I am so sorry...He is just a little troublemaker, hope he hasn't been bothering you.'' He smiled, because his scarf wasn't covering the lower part of his face, like it did most of the time. ''If he did troubled you, is there any way how I can make it up with you? The name is Richard.'' He said with a friendly tone in his voice, while he introduced himself to the girl.
Katherine let the sunshine soak into her skin as she pondered about where to start first. "What about Kanto? Wait, maybe Hoen? No, Sinnoh?" Katherine sighed as she sunk her head down trying to make a decision. Suddenly, the noise of shouting filled her ears as she stared up to see a Totodile running straight at her. Kathy turned around, hoping that the Pokemon was running at someone else. But no, she was the only one there and that Totodile was running at her. In the shock, Kathy just stared at it as it came closer and closer. Was she doing something wrong? What did it want from her? Panic filled Kathy as the Totodile got dangerously close. Just as she thought it was going to tackle her, it just stopped dead in it's tracks. "Huh?" Katherine gazed into the cute Pokemon's big black eyes. For a Pokemon that was about to go for her, it was so damn cute. Kathy looked up to see a boy pick up the Totodile. As the boy introduced himself, Katherine couldn't help but smile.
"Nah, no troubles, a little surprised that's all. I guess your a fan of my poffins as well, are you?" Katherine asked looking at the Totodile in the boys arms. Katherine lifted her bag up and grabbed one of the poffins left over. She then offered it to the Totodile. "You have a lovely little Pokemon there, Richard. The names Katherine, and this here is Vivie." Kathy pointed to her Vulpix that had just jumped onto her shoulder. "It's very pleasant to meet you, are you a new trainer too?''
Scratch grunted and tried to break free, but Richard sighed and could handle him. He was glad that the girl wasn't bothered by Scratch and even gave him a little snack. While Scratch suddenly became silent and started to slowly munch on it, Richard put him down on the ground, right in front of his feet. Then he rose up and smiled back, while rubbing his neck with his right hand. ''Thanks..He is great, but a real troublemaker..And pleasure to meet you too, Katherine..And Vivie.'' He nodded to the Vulpix. ''Yeah, I am new too, though I have been for quite some time now with Scratch...My Totodile. Actually, I am looking for my best friend, Arthur...Heh, he and I are going to travel together..What about you?'' He asked curiously. ''Are you a new trainer as well? And with who are you going to travel with?''
Katherine stroked Vivie's head as she smiled at the boy. "Yeah, I'm new to but I've also been with Vivie for quite some time now, we go way back. And I don't really have anyone to travel with at the moment. Maybe I'll get lucky and some poor sod will put up with me! '' Katherine giggled at the thought. "What region are you starting off in then? ''
Richard chuckled. ''You could travel with me and Arthur...I am bad at cooking, so you shouldn't ask me for dinner...But I think Arthur wouldn't mind somebody to travel with us. Besides, travelling alone isn't fun when you can tag with us, right?'' He smiled. ''To be honest, I don't have a idea. I was thinking about that region with the name that starts with a J...I am bad at names. But frankly,'' He shrugged. [/b]'', I am fine with everything as long I can be travelling with Arthur or anybody who is fun. So,''[/b] He glanced at her while a grin crept on his lips. [/b]'', If you want, you can tag with us...I am pretty sure Arthur wouldn't mind and even worse..He would want to make a drawing of you...He likes to draw.''[/b]
Katherine was a little surprised when Richard offered her to tag along with them. "Yeah, that would be great, thanks! You don't have a clue what you have just signed yourself up for, trust me! '' Kathy laughed, as she turned to look at Vivie."So Vivie, what do you say, should we tag along with Richard and his friend? '' The Vulpix nodded sweetly. "Well you have it! You and your poor friend have me to get along with now. '' Turning back to look at the boy, she said, "and just as luck should have it, I'm a pretty good little cook if I shouldn't say so myself, if you want to leave the cooking to me." She smiled as he told her that his friend was good at drawing. "Really, I want to meet your friend! I love drawing, and taking photos, it's just my kind of thing. So where is your little friend?
Richard chuckled when she said that he had no clue what he just signed himself up for. ''You can't be that worse..You look too nice for that! And besides, you can't be worse than Scratch..I hope.'' He looked back at his Totodile who still was throwing looks at Katherine and her Vulpix, Vivie. ''And you are a good cook? Then you just made my day..Hehehe, think I would need to do the dishes, right? I won't mind it.'' He threw a glance around him to see if he could caught a glimpse of his best friend and then turned his gaze back to Katherine, glad she wanted to meet with Arthur when she was told that he loved to draw. ''So you love to draw as well? Heheh, then I am travelling with two artists, lucky me..But to be honest.'' He smiled as he scratched the back of his head with his right hand and looked around. ''I have no idea where Arthur is...Normally we can easily track each other down, but it is just so damn crowdy in here.''
Arthur suddenly erupted out of the crowd right infront of them, wiping his hand infront of his face, removing some sweat. He was about to make a comment about Scratch and Richard, when he noticed the girl. Did Richard hit on her or... Nah! I'm just fantasizing! I hope. He took a closer look when he examined the girl and her Vulpix, who was obediently sitting infront of her. Krabby leaned forwards over his shoulder as he took a closer look. He was a tad too late to catch the conversation, and looked somewhat awkwardly at the 2 others.
Katherine gave a sweet little grin at Richard. "Yep, all the dishes, wiping up, putting away, and err, carrying! '' She joked. Katherine looked around aimlessly in effort to find the boys friend who she had never seen before, until a sudden voice broke the silence. Looking at the new boy, she smiled, giving Richard another glance. "Is this your friend?''
Richard heard Arthur and turned his head to the right and nodded with a smile. ''Yup..That is Arthur...Hey pal.'' He said and looked back at Katherine. ''Katherine, Arthur and Krabby...Arthur,'' He turned his gaze back to Arthur with a warning frown. ''This is Katherine and Vivie, her Vulpix...They are going to travel with us.''
"Allright, who's this Richard? I knew I shouldn't have left you alone even the slightest moment!" Arthur said quickly after recovering from the shock. He tried his best to keep his face in a semi-angry emotion, untill he couldn't hold himself no more. "Heheheh! just kidding! Nice to meet you! You're travelling with us? Nice! There's just one entrance exam! I'll have to draw you first!" He laughed, winking subtly at Richard. Every time someone had tried to join their duo they were frightened by the idea of Arthur drawing them. Noone knew ofcourse he was really good at it, and was easily discouraged. If Richard deemed her worthy, he'd test her first.
"Well, this is the famous Arthur. Richard has just been telling me all about you! '' Katherine joked, giggling slightly. "A entrance exam, hey? Well only if you let me draw that lil' Krabby of yours then? Deal?"'
"Hang on. Richard. What's this? You actually recruited someone who dares accept my offer? Damn! Anyways, fair enough ma'am!" Arthur said, making a courteous bow, before Krabby reminded him he was still on his shoulder by pinching his ear, upon which he leaped straight upwards again, flinching in terror. "AAAARRGHHHHH" He yelled, before throwing a fierce look at the joyful crab.
Richard just listened to the whole conversation between the two and was glad they could go along with each other. Even Arthur wasn't shy with a nice girl such as Katherine nearby, which was pretty rare. He would make a mental note of it and then sighed before smiling again when Arthur reacted surprised when Katherine accepted his ''offer''. He shoved his hands in his pockets and just smiled while he kept watch on Scratch who kept staring at Katherine. There was something that Richard didn't trust with his Totodile staring at the girl like that....But for now he was calm and quiet.
Giving Arthur a cunning look, she said, "I am very daring aren't I? But I'm sure your very good a drawing, or atleast I hope. Kathy tried to hold in her laughs as Arthur's Krabby pinched him. She should be feeling sorry for the boy, but it was damn funny. "You OK there? '' Kathy asked holding back a smile, trying to look serious but it didn't last very long. Katherine glanced back at Richard who appeard to be looking at his Totodile. Following his stare, she started to watch his Totodile stare at her. It was somewhat a little creepy how it just stood and stared but hey, he was still adorable. "Want another Poffin? ''
And then trouble started. The eyes of Scratch became bigger as Katherine offered him another Poffin. Richard was distracted when his phone was ringing and saw the sign of that trouble started too late.
Scratch bounced a few times while Richard tried to pick up his phone, while the ringtone was ringing. He looked with an almost panicked look towards Scratch who suddenly charged of towards Katherine with his jaws open wide. ''Oh good heavens...SCRATCH!'' The Totodile was too fast for Richard to grab him as he also tried to pick up his phone. Suddenly the Totodile closed his eyes while he ran overjoyed towards Katherine.
The Totodile had embraced Katherine's right leg and started to cuddle it. Richard scratched the back of his head. ''Seems somebody is already starting to like you...That is actually the second test..While, we once had this dude that was scared so much when Scratch chased him, with his jaws opening and closing, that he thought Scratch wanted to chew on him.'' Richard sighed as he regained his relaxed attitude and tried to look with a friendly look again. ''Now time for you to go back to your pokeball, Scratch...Little troublemaker.'' He took out the pokeball of Scratch and send him back to as he then placed the pokeball back at his belt.
"Actually..." Arthur started, rubbing his painful neck. "We don't really have those tests. I guess it became a running gag after a while. I'm okay though, don't worry. Wait untill he decides to use your nose as a swing. That hurts." He said with a broad smile, looking at Richard and his Totodile.
Richard snorted. ''I didn't started the ''tests''...Though, '' He chuckled and then with a grin looked at Arthur. ''We actually had quite some fun with placing people under all kind of tests.'' He then looked back to Katherine. ''But don't worry, since Scratch likes you without having try to..''taste'' you with his teeth and you don't mind Arthur drawing you...I think you will have some good time with travelling with us..Unless it is ''that' time..Right Arthur?'' He looked back at Arthur, clearly making a reference about the trouble they usually get themselves into.
It happend so fast, Katherine didn't have a clue what was going on. One minute she was offering Richards Totodile a poffin and the next something was hugging her leg. Looking down, she smiled at the little Pokemon. Kathy gentle stroked it's head before he was returned. "He's such a darling, though he may have a little competiton for thoughs Poffins. '' She looked at her Vulpix and gave her a wink. "I'm rather surprised she has stayed quiet for this long, Vivie's normally fighting me over thoughs Poffins.'' She looked back up towards the two boys standing in front of her. "The only test I have for you two is to having to live with me! '' Katherine laughed, stroking Vivies head. "To be honest with you, I'm like a trouble magnet! I swear trouble is just out to get me!''
Richard looked worried for a moment. Did she just called Scratch adorable? He decided to say nothing and just would let her exprience the true nature of Scratch for herself. He then heard her test and laughed for a moment. After he was done laughing he raised his right and and pointed with his thumb to Arthur. ''I think we can handle that...Or we at least have some experience with it.. Seeing Arthur and I also get in trouble many times...'' He glanced at Arthur. ''He is most of the time shy around cute girls..Which makes me wonder why he isn't that with you around...And I , '' He looked back and then pondered for a moment. ''I am sometimes a bit..Well, I sometimes say the things wrong, but I never mean any harm.'' He shoved his hand back in the pocket of his pants and smiled. ''So I think you would fit in fine with us. Anyways....Any of you both have a idea where we should go or do when this whole meeting is over?''
Katherine looked at Richard, trying to hide back a smile as her cheeks grew red. Cute? Did he just call me cute? Kathy was completly lost for words as she just gazed at Richard. She could feel her cheeks get more and more red though the more she thought about it, the more embarrast she got. He thinks I'm cute, oh my god! Pulling herself together, she tried to stop blushing as she answered, "I haven't got a clue where we should start. Arthur?"
"Ah, I expected that. Unlike you Richard I had been busy listening to what should do. Look, now we've got to ... jump into the wild! Go catch pokémon and stuff! I think. In any case, I'm not shy around her because you're here Richard. You 2 cancel eachother out, you see? She's cute, and then you're pityful." Arthur grinned. He beckoned the others towards the exit, and shook his head when he noticed totodile still clinging to Katherine's leg.
Richard frowned. He had noticed the blush on Katherine's cheeks and was worried. Was she getting sick? He tilted his head to right while asking her a question, ignoring Arthur for a moment. ''You okay, Katherine? Your cheeks are suddenly becoming red...Maybe I should try to make you some tea or are you getting it cold? Is that it?'' He undid his scarf and reached it out. ''It is a bad start if you are already going to suffer a cold..As for you Arthur..'' He threw a glare towards his best friend. ''You do know I dislike it when you are lying..You aren't acting shy because she has accepted that you are allowed to draw her..Right?''
Suddenly he noticed something blue and sighed. Scratch had sneaked out of his pokeball and hugged the leg of Katherine again...That little trouble maker...
''But since we don't have a clue where we should go...Shall we just go and see where the trip will go?'' He said to both of them with a smile.
"Oh no, don't worry, sometimes they just do that, you know?" Kathy lied, starting to panic a little. For some reason, the two boys had turned there attention to something on her leg. Looking down, she instantly saw the blue figure of Totodile. "Wow, how long have you been there, little guy? '' She smiled as she offered him another poffin. "If your a fan, I shall be making a lot more of those soon, isn't that right Vivie? '' The Vulpix nodded with joy at her trainer. Looking back at Richard, Kathy answered, "I guess that sounds like a plan! ''
Richard was slightly annoyed she didn't took the scarf and still held his arm reached out and puffed. ''Come on, it is not like you would smell bad or look bad with it..I always wash it, promised...Besides,'' He chuckled. '', If you get sick already so shortly when we are going on our journey, then that would suck, right? So please take it.'' He then looked at Scratch who too the poffin and while munching on, started to run circles around Katherine while he sometimes glanced curious at Vivie. Richard was glad that Scratch didn't had the idea yet to chase after the Vulpix and that his main focus was now Katherine and her Poffins. Richard looked around and wondered how long this meeting would take. ''But to be honest....I have actually no clue where we could start...Heheh...'' He tilted his head. ''And I would hate to make the decisions for the group...''
Katherine smiled as she took the scarf from Richard and tied it loosly around her neck. "I guess going through the Kanto region first is always a popular choice, what about that then? '' Katherine watched as Vivie jumped down from her shoulder and onto the ground next to Scratch.
"Vul-Vul-Vulpix!" Vivie said, trying to introduce itself to the very excited Totodile. "Looks like they are making friends already, huh? '' Katherine picked up her bags from the ground. "What should we do know? ''
Scratch stopped running and looked confused. For a moment it looked like the Totodile was something like...scared of the suddenly introducting of the Vulpix. Then it looked like it was pondering and it looked at the Poffin it was munching on and then back to Vivie. It started to bounce, catching the attention of Richard, who looked with a bit of nervous look at this pokemon. Whenever Scratch was bouncing and looking overjoyed it most of the time meant one thing : trouble.
But then it reached out the poffin to Vivie, much like Richard had reached out his scarf to Katherine. While it reached out the Poffin it glanced at his trainer with a innocent expression on his face. Richard sighed and then heard Katherine's question.
''Hhmmm...They seem to get nice along with each other...That is good..'' He smiled and then thought about her about her question. ''Kanto sounds nice...And not sure..Though I would love to take the train.. I don't have that much money, I am afraid..So, probably we are going to walk, right?'' He asked her back.
Kathy watched as Scratch offered Vivie the Poffin. It was really good that they both seemed to get along so well, it was a relief in fact. "Mind you, I haven't got much money on me neither, though walking doesn't seem like a bad idea. What do you think? '' Katherine smiled at Richard for a moment, he was rather lovely, wasn't he. Nice and all. "We could always go through the forest, that should probally take us somewhere in Kanto, but I'm not positive. Mind you, it would be nice to maybe see and draw all the new pokemon, wouldn't it? ''
"Well I couldn't care less, frankly. What would you guys like to see? Kanto sounds fine though." Arthur said, deeply pondering about what they could see in each region.
Richard had picked up his backpack and whistled, making Scratch to jump and climb up his side, to sit on the backpack, while he held with his arms the ears of Richard with a soft grip. ''I don't mind a hike through the forest..I prefer them above cities...Hate crowded spaces..Certainly with this little troublemaker.'' He said, pointing to Scratch with his right thumb. He looked back at Arthur and Kathrine. ''So....Shall we go or do you both want to draw something before we head out?'' He asked them with a friendly expression on his face.
"Nope. There'll be enough time for that once we're on the way. Let's get started!" He said enthousiastically, before girding his bacpack thighter and leading the group towards the exit. Krabby turned around on his shoulder and gave both other persons a strange undefinable gaze, as usually people can't read crab's faces.
"Lets go then!'' Following Arthus, she spotted Krabby on his shoulder again. "Don't forget, I've still to draw Krabby yet. Maybe once we get a bit into the forest, we should posibally stop for maybe lunch? I could see what I can whip up for you all.''
Richard walked after them while Scratch was making cheerful sounds. He looked around with big and curious looks at everything that moved. ''I would love to lunch soon..Haven't been eating all day.. Maybe not a clever move, but hey...'' He chuckled. ''Could have been worse..'' He whistled a tune of one of his favourite bands while they were walking and then wanted to put on his music, but wouldn't since he wasn't sure if Katherine would like it and knew Arthur didn't like all of Richard's music. And playing out loud music in a forest was asking for trouble. Knowing Arthur taking the lead, they would walk into trouble anyways, but to play out loud music to provoke more...Richard didn't thought that would be a wise move.
"Oh. Richard. We won't run into trouble, you know. I've got it all under control. For now." He said, while turning his head, only to see the beedrill land on Richard's head. "It seems you are really attractive after all Richard." He said smiling, while he motioned at the giant wasp.
Richard snorted and then noticed something. His eyes slowly went to the top of his while he stopped walking. With an annoyed looked he looked up and spotted the beedril, sitting on top of his head. His fear wasn't the beedril, but the fact Scratch would do something....''Great....Just great...So...Anybody got a clever idea?'' He quickly added : ''No...Attacking him while he is on my head isn't smart, Scratch...'' He kept standing still while he hoped the beedril would just go away.
"Yes I have. How about this?" He said, while throwing a rock at it, rustling the wings of the large creature. Arthur backed off as soon as he saw his attack had worked, and now backed off, away from the angry wasp. "Now Krabby! NOW QUICK NOW!" He yelled, as the crab fired a jet of bubbles at the insect. It managed to dodge most, but it got hit by some, and each time it got hit the water on his wings slowed him down, untill he was soaked, and bound to the ground. Arthur walked towards the vicious insect carefully, and used a stick to further examine it, while analyzing it with his pokédex.
"Beedrill. Usually these forest-dwelling creatures live in large hives, helping eachother when atta-..."
"Guys. I suggest we get the fuck out of here. And fast." Arthur said while closing the pokédex. As if the other beedrill waited for him to say that, a loud buzzing noise filled their ears and announced the arrival of a large group of beedrill.
''...Do you just came with that..RIGHT NOW? RUN! RUN!'' Richard suddenly yelled when he heard the loud buzzing sound. Scratch started to make cheerful sounds again as the Totodile started to pat the back of Richard's head as his trainer started to run away from the coming onslaught. When he was nearby Arthur, Richard cursed. ''Quite a new record....Trouble after we go out...In less then ten minutes! I say a p-p-pers-'' He suddenly jumped to the right as a Beedril tried to sting him in the back. ''Aaaah! Why me! Go after him!''
"Don't be a sissy!" Arthur yelled, while he used Krabby as a shield. The crab, having used harden, was more than able to deflect most of the stings. He jumped over a flanking beedrill, and for a brief moment, ran just next to one, staring in eachother's eyes. When the beedrill moved closer, as in a kissing scene in a romantic movie, Arthur smacked his head against it, making it lose speed enough for him to run farther. After more running and dodging beedrill they finally reached a point where the first beedril began to give up the chase. Heavily panting he grinded to a halt in softer ground. Softer ground? Wait. "Guys. This is quicksand." He said casually while he felt his foot sink away.
All Katherine could think about was running, and getting the hell out of there. Just like the trouble magnet she is, she was once again in trouble. Although, this time it wasn't actually her that caused it. One of the Beedril got much too close for Katherine so she had no other choice but to attack back. "Vivie, Ember, lets go! '' With that, she managed to get away from them, only to find herself and the others caught in quick sand. Oh, what a way to start a journey!" ''
"Lie down and relax. Enjoy the tingling feeling as you lay down!" Arthur said, upon dropping himself on his back. This way he would sink way slower, and he hoped his friends would know too. Krabby seemed to eenjoy the soft sand, swimming through it as if it was water.
Richard sighed and looked at the sand..What a drag...But he was relaxed as he simply reached out to his MP3 and started to listen to the song of that was also his ringtone. While he looked relaxed around, Scratch had jumped of his backpack and ran into the forest. ''So...I could go literally for a pancake now...Or maybe a half hour jogging...'' He glanced at Katherine and then pondered. ''You know...My scarf looks better on you then it when I wear it..Not fair..'' He then looked around while listening to the song he was playing, waiting for Scratch to come back soon.
Katherine stared motionlessly at the two boys who were both simply relaxing
"Krabby, stop toying around and get us out of here already!" He said with a smile. Soon after he returned with a branch, leading to the slightly denser shores. Arthur managed to pull himself there, when the branch broke. "Snap. It snapped." He waded through the mud some decimeters more, before pulling himself up at the shores. "Thank the Gods for trees!" He said, while he examined his clothing. He was completely brown and sticky of mud. "That scarf will look as pretty on her right now as it would on my butt. We're all covered with God-knows-what."