Knoll sprinted through a large grouping of tall grass, Fang hot on his heels as they ran. "Come on Fang! We gotta move it buddy." They were running back home towards Viridian City, well actually Pallet Town but they were so close there really was no difference in traveling distance. He was going to visit his mom and go to Pallet town to see all the people gathering there. He knew they were in the middle of building some stage, his mom had sent her Chatot, Lou, to deliver mail to her son and updated him on almost everything she heard. He had just been in Cerulean City, training Miley and Chit when he got the news of the stage being built and all the famous people gathering together. He wanted to see them, the professors, a bunch of famous trainers and specifically Red. Red had been Knoll's idol since he can remember, he could remember being a kid and watching on TV when Red finally became the league champion and made Knoll want to be a gym leader himself. Red had only grown up in the town right next to his so for him to be a local hero made it even more of a big deal for Knoll, with this in mind he felt himself begin to quicken his pace. But he soon stopped dead in his tracks when he heard Fang barking, Fang never barked unless he was warning Knoll. As Knoll came to a stop, sliding on a dirt road outside of Pewter City and saw a large Graveler standing in his path. At first Knoll had thought it was just a boulder but obviously he had been wrong, dead wrong.
"Alright Fang, we got shit to do so let's knock this bastard out and get moving again we can't be late. Got it?" The small dog barked in agreement and stood in front of his trainer, he growled angrily at the larger Pokemon. It had a type advantage but this Graveler didn't know Fang and not only that but they weren't really going to beat the thing until it passed out, Knoll just wanted past the damned thing. He snapped his fingers, something Fang understood without words and from there the dog leapt into the air, firing a burst of his Ember attack. The ground around the enemy Pokemon exploded as the small bits of fire slammed into Graveler, causing smoke to go up into the air and blind it momentarily. "Finish this shit Fang!" with that, Fang leapt into the smoke and Knoll could feel the power of his Take Down attack travel through the ground when he impacted the Graveler. The poor thing lost it's footing and rolled right down the edge of the cliff, wrapping itself up in a ball and leaving nothing but a dirt trail behind. Knoll leapt in the air and shouted out in victory before he patted his thigh, a sign for Fang to stick with him once more as he began to run. All he could think about was getting to Pallet town, he had to get there and see Red. He just had to but at this rate, he was unsure he'd make it.