The Team continues their journey!
Training, talking and the blushing! It never stops.
A collab post of Katherine ( Ginger Kollie), Arthur (Roran Hawkins) and Richard (Gerontis)
Arthur was heavily concentrated on what he was drawing, only vaguely noticing what was happening behind him. "You guys back there, take it easy, right?" He said. He didn't entirely trust those 2 together, for reasons he couldn't really define. Probably because he didn't like eating mystery food, and because last time Richard cooked something it was potent enough to instantly make even a legendary pokémon such as Dialga or Lugia faint. And he wasn't exaggerating at all. He dismissed the distracting thoughts as he erased a small fault with a gum, and redrew the armpit of the character he was drawing.
"Nah it's fine, really, I'm actually done now, so dig in!"
Katherine gave Richard his plate with two well cooked, sweet smelling pancakes on. She also offered Richard the bowl of cooked fruit to put on his pancakes as she also grabbed Arthurs plate. "I'm going to just pass this over to Arthur, I'll be back in a minute. " With that, Katherine left Richard as she walked over to Arthur with his plate of pancakes in her hands. "I hope you are hungry Arthur!" Kathy said as she reached him.
"Yeah..." He said absently, taking the plate from Katherine and threw a quick glance at her to thank her. "Thanks..." He mumbled, before finishing the drawing he was working on. He knew Richard loved pancakes more than his mother, and that he would be overjoyed with this meal. The thought made him chuckle. To defeat Richard in a gym fight throw a pancake at him. That'll distract him long enough. Or have a pancake destroyed right before his eyes. He'd go throguh great lenghts to save that pancake, even if it'd result in breaking a leg, or two.
Richard nodded when Katherine said it was fine and gave him the plate with pancakes. He couldn't help then to smile. The scent of pancakes always made Richard smile. Heck, they would even bring a smile to his face if he would suffer from a broken arm..Or two broken arms...Or maybe a broken arm and leg..Or maybe a broken..You get the picture..
After he sat down, he broke a piece of the first pancake and ate it, chewing on it. He was overjoyed when he tasted the rich and sweet taste of the pancake. He took another bite and then spotted Scratch, but for once he wasn't making any trouble..Maybe it would turn out to be a nice day after all, despite the start.
As Arthur took the plate off of her, she couldn't help baut take a peek at what the boy was drawing. When she saw it, she couldn't help but feel surprised. He was actually much better at drawing than she had first thought...
or hoped. Damn it, I have competion. She thought, giving Arthur a small smile before heading back to the Richard and the rest of the group. "Hows the pancakes, Richard?" Kathy returned back to them and grabbed her plate while wanting for his answer.
''If I didn't know better, I would ask you to marry me. They are amazing!'' He said with much joy, taking an other bite of his first pancake. He kept looking at the pokemon and started to think a bit. ''Hhmmm...'' He took an other bite and almost felt how tears were forming at his eyes. They weren't just amazing..They were pieces of heaven you could eat. ''I am thinking about where we should head to...Do you have any goals?'' He asked her while he was thinking about his own ones.
Katherine blushed as Richard mentioned about marrying her for her pancakes. Her damn cheeks were as bright as anything. Putting herself together she asked, "not really, I just really want to get to know Pokemon in general. I haven't really made up my mind on what to do. I was thinking of entering gym battles and contests. What about you?" Katherine was rather pleased to see Richard so happy with her pancakes. It was one of the best feelings. Kathy looked towards Scratch and Vivie who were happly eating there poffins. Then she looked back at Richard. "Just so you know, I can always make many more of those if you like, anytime." Kathy looked back over to Arthur, who was still contentrated on drawing. "Hey, Arthur, what do you think about the pancakes?" She yelled.
Arthur turned his drawing around to avoid making dirty stains from wiping over the pencil with his hand, and took a better look at what he was producing, upon which he erased the foot of the character and redrew it to look more natural. He completely missed Katherine calling his name while he now redrew the steel greaves and kneeplates on the fully armoured warrior. "Wait ... How did those fit again?..." He mumbled, sticking out his foot and testing the position of the character's foot. Then he applied the armour to his own foot in his imagination, and realised the current position was about right. He put down his foot again and turned his attention towards the arms of his character, immediately noticing several faults. He raised his arm as if he was going to hit someone with a sword, and saw the location of the character's thumb was off.
Getting slighty annoyed at Arthur for not answering her, Kathy managed to find a small stone on the ground beside of her. Picking it up, she swung her arm back, throwing the stone directly at Arthur. Although, she only meant for it to land next to him, it ended up smacking him on the head. Opps... Acting natural, she sat back down. "Richard, if he asks, I didn't do it! " She whispered to Richard.
Richard looked up, thinking about something. He frowned. ''Heh? Did what? I am a bit confused...Heh?'' He took another bite of his pancake while returning to his thougths. Softly mumbling, he spoke to nobody in general. ''Maybe I should put on some music.''
"Gah!" He blurted out when something hard and painful made him stop whatever he was doing. As if stung by a beedrill he turned around, rubbing his painful head. His eyes were two lances, capable of piercing right into one's soul. He picked his pencil up again, and erased the faulty line he had accidentally drawn when hit. He stored away his drawing tools carefully, before joining the other two youngsters. "Which of you two threw a stone against my head?" He asked, still fiercely annoyed
"Err, a stone, what stone?" She answered innoccently. Kathy gave a small glace over to Vivie who had seen the whole thing and was already laughing her head off. Giving Vivie a warning gaze, she returned her stare back at Arthur. "It could be a ghost? Or maybe the tooth fairy? " Katherine said, looking somewhat guilty.
Suddenly another rock went flying towards Arthur. ''TOTOTOTTO.... Scratch bounced as he had seen how Katherine had thrown the rock and started to run in circles. Richard was too much distracted by his own thoughts to pay attention to anything. He suddenly rose up and went to his MP3. [b]''Yeah...Need some music and then training time, Scratch..'' He said while he thought about what music he would put on. Of course rock, since they always put on rock when they were training.
Arthur caught the pebble mid-air, and projected it straight back at Totodile's forehead. "Scratch. Remember me to repay the favour before you've grown into a terrifying giant beast." He said angrily before taking another bite of the pancake. Finally his bad mood was cured, as he admitted to himself it was better than he had expected. Perhaps he didn't care for being replaced as a cook after all!
Scratch was running around before hit by the rock. It looked confused around and then ran straight to the trainers with his arms held up in the air, while faking it was crying. ''To tototo!'' It ran straight to Katherine and cuddled against her leg. Richard was back with his mp3 and looked up and raised an eyebrow. ''You don't have to cry...It is just training like always...Seesh...'' He sat down and continued to eat while looking at the screen of his MP3, looking for the right song.
Katherine could leave but give a little giggle as the Totodile copied her by throwing a rock at Arthur. She picked the little Totodile up and gave it a cuddle as it take running to her. Or course she knew it wasn't really hurt, but hey, why deny a free hug? Putting Scratch down, she glanced at Vivie again. "Why don't we do a bit of training too, huh?"
Scratch ran to Richard who just had finished eating and rose up. His pants and shoes had been dried up and it didn't annoyed him that much anymore. He looked at scratch and then asked him the question. ''Okay..What about...Silverstein...And then..Massachusetts?'' Scratch looked like he was pondering and then bounced. Richard smiled as he also nodded. ''Okay...Let's do this.'' Scratch started to run in circles while Richard started to let his MP3 to play the song.
Scratch looked at Richard to start. Richard streched his arms and smiled. ''Push ups first?'' Scratch bounced and both at the same time dropped to the ground to perfom the push ups to warm up.
"Ah, training time." He said when he noticed the others preparing to do so. Krabby leapt up at hearing his words, and prepared for a training battle. "So, how about Krabby versus the two of you? We switch every minute!" He proposed, Krabby clacking his pincers in agreement. He had fought Totodile many times before, and his hard shell often proved impregnable for the small reptilian creature.
Finishing her pancakes, she placed the empty plate on the side, saying that she would clear everything up after training. With Vivie at her side, they both walked into a nice open space on the field, just a little bit away from the others. "Maybe we should start with contests first." Vivie nodded as she got into place, ready for her trainers orders.
"Right lets go Vivie, spin while using Energy ball upwards." Katherine orderd. The Vulpix shot many Energy balls up into the air. "Quick attack and bounce off of the Energy Balls. " Vivie shot up into the air, bouncing off each of the Energy Balls, as they burst into very fine sparkles. Katherine's eyes lit up as she saw who beautiful it all looked. Suddenly, one of the Energy Balls burst just as Vivie came onto it, make the Vulpix come crashing down. Kathy ran towards the falling Vulpix, catching her in her arms. "You OK?"
Richard rose up and Scratch bounced. He sighed and then heard Arthur's challenge. He frowned while he enjoyed the song, even mumbling some of the lyrics while thinking about the challenge.
[''She'll fantasize about itThen he slowly turned to Arthur and nodded. ''Good enough...'' Scratch bounced and started to run circles, while Richard continued to mumble some of the lyrics and waited for Arthur's move.
Every single day but she can't find it
In her heart to run away
And no one's listening
With Northern Massachusetts
On his knees to stay
Please, oh baby please,
I can explain
It won't happen again"
"Ready?" He said with a broad smile. Arthur nodded at Krabby, who bustled into action, already knowing what to do. "Dig!" Arthur yelled, upon which Krabby dug itself into a narrow tunnel into the soft ground. He knew he would target Totodile first, as he usually did, but would also use a diversionary tactic this time. "Use bubblebeam!" He yelled, upon which the ground right under and around Totodile cracked open and released forceful jets of bubbles as if they were geysers. The moment Totodile would flinch even a single second from being hit, Krabby would protrude from the ground and hit Totodile with a pincer strike.
Scratch suddenly heard a whistle from Richard and ran towards a tree. Richard rolled his eyes as Arthur was using the same old thing again. While the Totodile was climbing the tree, Richard started to think about which song he would play when the current one would be done. He glanced at Arthur and still mumbled some of the lyrics. ''
And again she lays beside him thinking:
I'll pretend in the middle of the night
My eyes are closed I'm sleeping
But I won't come back''
He saw how suddenly a figure was watching from the bushes and raised his arm, making it clear to Arthur that he needed to stop for the moment. Scratch was in the tree and was bouncing on a branch, pumping his fists in the air while looking overjoyed. ''Tototototo!'' Richard frowned and saw how the tiny figure started to sneak more towards Katherine and Vivie, clearly attracted to the tiny show they were giving.
The Vulpix nodded as if to tell her trainer that it was OK. Katherine smiled at Vivie while pondering about what could have gone wrong. "You were wonderful Vivie! I think maybe you need to be a little bit faster getting to each Energy. They will burst the second you touch them."With that Kathy, placed Vivie back onto the ground. "You wanna try again? Good, now Energy Ball!" Vivie sent multiple balls of gren up into the air. "Quick Attack! " The Vulpix launched up into the air bounce off of each ball as they burst into sparkles. "Thats great Vivie, keep it up! " As the Vulpix came to the last few, Katherine couldn't help but get excited. "As you come down, spin and use Ember!" A firey blaze circled Vivie as she contiued to fall. Once the Vulpix was on the ground, the fire spread out and vanished as it hit the grass. Kathy smiled in delight, running up to Vivie. "That was excitent! Vivie! Just remeber to pose at the end, OK?" Katherine picked the Vulpix up and spun around with her in her arms. "We'll win are first contest for sure! "
Richard walked with his hands in his pockets and smiled. ''Awesome perfomance! Wish I could pull such stunts with Scratch. Kahterine.'' He walked to stand next to her and smiled. He tilted his head to the right while he spoke to her. ''Don't look, but at the right..There is something hiding the bushes...And are you getting a cold already? I thought my scarf would prevent you from getting it cold!'' He said while noticing her blush, looking worried again.
Katherine blushed slighty as Richard told her how good her perfomance was. She was quite surprised to hear his voice, she didn't know anyone was watching her. "Thanks, we are just perfecting all our moves to get ready for our first contest, where ever it might be." As Richard told her something was hiding in the bushes next to her, she couldn't help but looked at him confused. "Err, yeah, as healthy as anything." She said looking at Richard curiously. I wonder what he was talking about, she thought to herself.
He snorted when she responded that she was healthy. ''Your cheeks always get so red. I am really worried you might caught something. In any case..I will look up soon what was hiding there. Can't see it now, but maybe it was attracted to the scent of your amazing pancakes.'' He looked where he had seen the little figure and thought for a moment. ''So, contests right? You aren't going to compete for badges like Arthur?'' He asked her while he kept looking at the bushes.
Katherie continued to blush as Richard noticed it. "Nah, I told you, they can do that sometimes. And really,, stop being so nice. My pancakes weren't that great. " Katherine gave Richard a small smiled as she thought about what could have been watching them from that bush. "Actually, I want to do both. Contests and Gym Battles. I think being good at both would help me to think of new battle stragities for both. What are you going to be doing?"
Richard couldn't see anything of the little mysterious visitor and was a bit sad he hadn't take any action, but who knew? Maybe it would return. He turned to Katherine and thought about it. ''Not sure....I don't have an idea what I could do, to be honest. Maybe I just will travel around and have fun with my pokemon and with you and Arthur, if we are going to stick together.'' He looked back and sighed. ''Or maybe I will change my mind..I simply don't know. I signed up in the first place to go to new places with Scratch and Arthur and meet new people.'' He chuckled and then flashed her a smile. ''For now I already met an awesome girl...Though if you keep on blushing, we are going to a doctor when we arrive in the next town. I am really worried that you might have caught something. Is it my scarf?'' He asked with raising an eyebrow while looking curious in her direction.
That was it, the end of her. Once Richard had said that he had already met an awesome girl, she just couldn't stop her cheeks from flashing red. The second he started talking about her going to see a doctor, her whole entire face turned red in embarrassment. "Em, err, oh, yea, errrr. " Katherine started mumbling. Getting even more embarrassed, she pulled Richards scarf up over her mouth and cheeks. "No, no, no, I'm fine really. Errr. Emm, I'm OK." Katherine grew redder at every second he stared at her. Damn it, these stupid cheeks, stop bloody glowing! She thought to herself. "Your emm, eyes are lovely you now, really rare."
Richard frowned and rubbed with his right hand his neck. His left blue-gray eye and right green eye narrowed as he looked at her. He was just about to ask why she pulled his scarf up, but then she talked about his eyes. He blinked them surprisingly and kept frowning. ''You think? What is so lovely about them? Most people either don't notice and some think it is strange.'' He thought for a moment and then nodded a few times. ''If I had the option, I would prefer your eyes. They are way more prettier then mine or any pair of eyes I have seen so far.'' He said with a smile, trying to be nice because it was rare that somebody said something nice about his eyes.
"Only strange people would think your eyes were strange, so they are all just Hypocrites. " Just as her cheeks were finally about to tone down, Richard started to told about her having pretty eyes. Her whole face glowed as if it was on fire. Katherine put her hands on her face trying to hind her red face. "I, I, I have to go. " With that, Kathy ran as fast as she could into the forest with Vivie at her heels.
Richard scrathed the back of his head while Scratch ran circles around him. ''I don't get it....Did I said something bad? Or maybe she has some fever and turning sick? That would be horrible, wouldn't that not be, mate?'' He looked in Scratch's direction who started to bounce and agreed with shouting with joy. Richard nodded and then threw a glance where Katherine ran to. ''Maybe I should do the dishes for now. Maybe she just wanted to jog. Bit rude...I love to jog, but oh well..'' He beckoned Scratch while walking back. ''Come on, you are going to help me to do the dishes.'' Scratch suddenly stop bouncing and looked where Katherine was, in order to look try to gather support from her. Richard stopped and turned his Totodile. ''Come on!'' Scratch looked around once more and then stared at Richard, before running circles around his trainer.