[open/mod] The Way Forward Nov 20, 2014 22:02:12 GMT
Post by Guy Richards on Nov 20, 2014 22:02:12 GMT
He'd done it.
Guy wrapped his arms across themselves to quell their shaking. He'd done it! He had, on his own, traveled to Pallet Town and taken the first step toward his journey.
The lab visit had been a quick deal. Sure, it'd taken several minutes standing outside the door to gather his nerves, and yeah, maybe he hadn't actually met that point before someone else came out to greet him... But after that! The assistant seemed to pick up on his anxiety and didn't keep him with banter, and as soon as he'd been handed his pokedex and pokeballs he'd fled like a rattata back to the town's outskirts.
The teen hastened through the grass, ignoring the burrs and grime clinging to his clothes. A cutting spring chill flavored the wind, and it only worsened as the sunlight began to dim. It occurred to him then that he might have made a mistake; if his mother called the police, staying in the Viridian Pokemon Center would be too dangerous, and he'd brought no camping supplies to wait out the night.
Good job, he thought, sniffing. Well, that was a problem for later. Now was a matter of focusing on the path before him... Which would've been easier had there in actuality been a path, but since he'd hopped off the main road some time ago, he was forced to make his own. The road remained visible from his angle, but it eased his paranoia to keep away even if it dramatically raised his chance of breaking an ankle. Not that he'd considered that.
Regardless, it was gonna be a tough evening.