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Old 09-20-2017, 01:12 AM   #125
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Originally Posted by Meetan View Post
Sandaa: The Minnao Isles are a vacation spot, and even as you were carrying out the super important mission of relocating a dangerous predator, it's hard to stay practical and not just swim off to the next holiday spot. As it was, The Mints was a decent location for both, and so that's where you decided to go. “Sounds like a plan! Here, take our numbers, and if you need to get in contact with us for anything, you've got them. If you want to adventure round there for a while, we know some decent guides. They might be busy at this time of year, but I'm sure they'll have some kind of contact, and we do all owe you after what you've done.”

You took the details of the trainer as well as his researching brother – exactly what you had hoped for! - and Bill helped you with the rope. Meanwhile, the children all exclaimed sadly that it was time to split. Joe slid off Torterra, patting the grass type on the head and giving him a hug. “I'll miss you, Terra. Thanks for visiting. Keep being strong and nice.” He encouraged. The girls ran straight to Raphael for a hug and then to Terra for the same, waving enthusiastically before being encouraged away by their guardian. “You, too.” Bill said to Joe, who was moping. “Maybe you'll see them again one day. But for now they have to go.”
“Okay. Bye, Gary.” The boy said solemnly and left you to join his other relatives back up the beach.

The most important part – sort of – was Phanpy. You knew for a fact that without a ball, that thing was absolutely not following you across the water given his disgust of being too close to the rolling tides, and that he also might have a home to return to. The Pokemon looked like it was still thinking on the offer, ears drooping in a way that didn't fill you with hope. However, after a few shy moments, brown eyes scanning your tougher team members and other company on the beach, he shuffles over and coils a tough and tiny trunk around one leg. Perhaps a bit tentative, but that seemed like a yes!
Gary graciously took Bill’s contact info. “Thanks for all your help! It’s a shame we didn’t get to explore the beach more, but all the more reason to come back next time, right?” Happy to at least have made some friends, Gary assisted Bill with tying up the Feraligatr while Terra and Raphael bid their farewells to the children. When they were done, Gary returned Terra to his Luxury Ball while Raphael stood by ready to tow the large Feraligatr.

As it was time to hurry up and get going before the Feraligatr roused from its slumber, Gary took one last look around the beach. The children and their parents waited patiently for Gary and Raphael to head out, but Gary has one last order of unfinished business. This could very well be the last time he returned to this beach for a while, so he wanted to know if Phanpy wanted to tag along on their journey or not. If he could have things his way, Gary would have taken Phanpy in a heartbeat, but he wanted to make sure the decision came of Phanpy’s own free will.

Phanpy seemed pretty hesitant at first, something that did not instill a lot of confidence in Gary. It was a big world out there after all, and they were about to embark onto the open ocean, so Gary could understand why Phanpy wasn’t particularly gung-ho about tagging along. However, if that was Phanpy’s choice, he would regrettably respect it. “Alright, I understand…” Gary said with a disappointed sigh, expecting the worst, but all of a sudden he felt Phanpy’s soft leathery trunk wrap around his calf. A huge grin crept onto Gary’s face as he wrapped his arms around Phanpy with a gentle hug. “Really? That’s great! Welcome to the team, Phanpy!” Gary was giddy as he pulled out a Pokeball. He held it out in front of Phanpy, to allow the elephant to capture itself on its own terms.
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