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Old 05-28-2018, 06:28 PM   #516
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Peony’s eyes brightened as Isaac asked for her to give him a tour around the garden. “Of course! Anything for Isaac Casanova!” she said, with a grin. “Wherever you want to go, I’ll show you the way!” The star struck teenage girl was acting perhaps a tad overfamiliar, but it was probably for the best to let it slide for now. Leaving her gardening tools behind, Peony set off down the flowery path, going slow enough for Isaac and Pokemon to keep up.

Despite her previous demeanor, Peony was actually pretty professional of a tour guide as she went into recounting the Rose Garden’s history. There wasn’t too much of note, so Isaac politely listened while gazing at the flowers as they walked. Peony spoke of the Nightingale estate, a wealthy family of world renowned architects and Evangeline Nightingale, whose pure love of flowers and the Cloud Garden mixed with her genius as a landscaper gave birth to the garden before them today. Eventually she got sick and was unable to travel to her beloved garden anymore, but her daughter Primrose, heiress of the Nightingale estate remains to take care of the garden in her mother’s memory. Nowadays, the garden is presided over by four of Evangeline’s most trusted Pokemon; the so called four queens of the garden.

After a short while of walking, they came upon a large white gazebo that was located in the center of the garden. It had an intricate design, standing elegantly while ivy snaked up the supporting trellises that held up the roof. They headed up a few wooden steps that led up to the gazebo’s interior. Normally one would find Primrose resting here on a chase lounge with a story book in her hands, but she didn’t seem to be here today. Instead, there seemed to be a small commotion as four floral Pokemon bickered in the middle while a woman in her twenties stood back a few feet.

“Oh, Peony, thank god,” the woman called out, hurrying over to her and Isaac. Peony looked a bit confused as she looked across at the Pokemon. “What’s going on, Petunia?” The young woman named Petunia bit her lip and crossed her arms. “Well, it would seem that this pesky little Pansage took something from each of the four queens as a prank and has hidden them somewhere. For now, the little thief is on the loose, and the queens have pressured these guys to retrieve the stolen items. They’re all feeling a little heated right now, to say the least.”

As Isaac looked over at the squabbling Pokemon, he spotted a Sunflora, a Cherrim, a Jumpluff, and a Whimsicott. Judging from the context of what was going on, each seemed to be a representative of a different queen. “We don’t have a lot of clues to go on right now, but Jumpluff seems to think that Pansage fled into Queen Bellossom’s territory and wants to search it. However, Sunflora thinks they’re accusing Queen Bellossom of being behind it all and won’t grant them entry.”

Peony put a finger to her lips as if she was processing what was going on. “Hmm, as the representative gardener of Bellossom’s territory I could probably go give it a look, but…” she looked over at Isaac, “I’m currently giving a tour to this guest right now.” She then quickly mouthed to Petunia with stars in her eyes ‘It’s Isaac Casanova!’ Petunia simply shrugged, not a much of a music buff as her coworker was. It was up to Isaac now if he wanted to get involved in the Rose Garden’s affairs or simply continue his tour. If he was interested however, he had the option of looking for clues either here in the gazebo or back in Bellossom’s territory. What will he do?
Vinny rolled her eyes seeing the girl so wrapped up in Isaac. Sure, he wasn't as public as he should be with his personal affairs and preferences... but the fact he had hardly ever even been seen with women should have been a dead giveaway for the young girl. Isaac never helped himself either. His easily flustered nature made him appear so entranced by all the female fans that flocked in his direction. Her ears flicked irritably realizing they would be stuck with this girl for an extended period of time.

Isaac looked down at Vinny, he knew she'd adore the garden but he was sure he'd have many other Pokemon who would admire it as well. He fiddled around in his bag before gripping Milo's pokeball and releasing the small Treecko into the beautiful garden. As the light cleared, Milo's eyes widened. He had never been anywhere like this. He clasped his hands together, admiring the view. Vinny smiled seeing her adoptive son's best friend looking so happy. She always worried about him since they found him looking so depressed at the adoption center. She had always wondered about his real parents, but he had really come out of his shell since Ophelia took him in.

As Isaac walked alongside Peony, he listened to her thoughtfully recite the history of the Cloud Garden and this beautiful Rose Garden. Vinny stopped to sniff a few flowers while Milo stuck close behind his trainer, ensuring that he wouldn't be left behind. As they continued, Isaac saw a beautiful gazebo. He would adore something like this back at his cabin, it was so intricate, and it rang of adoring craftsmanship.

However, Isaac's mind was quickly ripped away from the gazebo --- looking instead at the loud bickering of the grass types in the center. Another woman, looking somewhat like Peony while also looking very concerned quickly approached them. She quickly recounted this issues the Cloud Garden was facing to Isaac and Peony, while gesturing to the other Pokemon. Milo looked concerned hearing the arguing, but he was too nervous to approach and attempt to listen to the reason they were fighting. Peony explained that she was giving Isaac a tour and that she was currently a little busy, Isaac shook his head and looked down at Vinny and back at the bickering grass types.

"Oh no it's alright. This sounds serious and I'd love to do anything I can to help. I'm sure Vinny agrees." The Leafeon sighed and nodded, she couldn't bare to see the queens in distress and a thief was never a good thing. He put a hand on his hip and his mouth thoughtfully, looking down and coming up with a course of action. The Pokemon claimed that the thief had run into Bellossom's territory, perhaps it was a good idea to start there?

"Peony, you said you were the representative for Bellossom's garden, right? Is there any way you could convince Sunflora to let us go take a look around?" He could send out Luca to scout around in the sky and find traces of that thief if they could gain permission to search.
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