Unlike most in this town, a particular girl wasn't so friendly and kind towards others. Her name was Manu, a girl who was a foreigner around here, even; she had been living in this town for three months only after all. Her parents were nice people, both rather known for their unmistakable heavy accent as well as their generally nice behavior, while their daughter was known for the contrary; she was unusually rude, uppity and even possessed a bit of arrogance. Still, she wasn't one to keep to herself and as odd as it was, the girl had made several attempts to get in contact with others in this small town - and most, if not all of those attempts ended up with her getting in heated arguments with the others who got bothered by her annoying behavior. Due to that, she was convinced that this town was filled with people-who-did-not-matter and wanted to get out of here as soon as possible, claiming that this town was uninteresting, sadly, however, her family didn't had an interest in leaving this calm town to live elsewhere.
More specifically, her father, who was a renowned business-man, owner of several power plants which provided energy to several towns. The man was content with his life as it was; he had trustworthy people taking care of his industries, and only rarely had to leave New Bark's calmness in order to make sure everything was running smoothly, or perhaps it was the lack of notoriety that living in a small town such as New Bark brought. Still, there was one more reason, one that even Manu herself enjoyed, it was the fact that Professor Elm's laboratory was located in this small town, and young trainers started their journey by getting what was called a starter pokémon from him before leaving in a journey - a journey that'd take Manu away from this annoying town for a while. Though Manu had always preferred steel-types since a child, she knew that there was none as a starter, and therefore the best decision to make was to start with a fire pokémon, given steel's natural weakness to fire. Cyndaquil would be her choice and she could hardly wait to obtain it, it was going to be the only exciting thing in this small town, after all.
Not only that, but obviously beating every damned kid that also lived here would prove an amazing experience. Especially that blue-haired boy who every girl seemed to swoon over around here - what was their problem, really? Perhaps their lack of intelligence also equaled lack of sight, since Manu was pretty sure that the boy wasn't attractive, at all. Well, no matter- she was going to beat him into nothing soon enough, for now, she had to finish getting ready. The clothes she had picked were simple and appropriate for the start of a journey. A sleeveless white satin shirt with a turtleneck collar, a little long, reaching below her waist, her legs covered by black, short shorts, her hands protected by fingerless gloves and lastly, simple running shoes. She had a variety of clothes stored in her bag, though - together with a decent amount of money. She'd need to buy supplies, such as food, pokeballs and other sorts of basic needs, but she had planned to do such once she arrives at the next town.
Making sure that everything was done, the girl descended the stairs, hastily greeting her parents before leaving the house, the girl made her way towards the Pokemon Lab. I hope no one picked my Cyndaquil...