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Post by Alicia Westfield on Jun 23, 2020 17:58:37 GMT
Leaving the goat behind felt a bit more exhausting then it probably should have been. Alicia let out a small sigh of relief once they were in the clear and she had made sure Skiddo had not decided to pursue. What had set the poor thing so on edge though? Some how she just couldn’t swallow the purely territorial answer. It had looked so sweet before catching wind of them after all. Little did she know she’d get her answer soon enough. She sighed and took a seat on the ground for the moment and snuggled herself into Reeshra’s fur. The Vulpix looked over to her and nuzzled her cheek with a cool nose, “Vulll...”
“I hear you, partner. I was just a little worried, that’s all.” Alicia answered to the worried cry. Petting the fox’s head a few times, she let her partner back onto her own feet and looked skyward with a smile. “But seeing these oddly colored Pokemon really made coming to Arciel much more worthwhile then it otherwise would’ve been.”
It all seemed to be going well. Until she felt a bit of unexpected heat right against her back. With a shocked shriek the explorer jumped to her feet, rustling her pack and spooking her partner in the process, and swiped at her clothes in shock with one hand. Fortunately nothing was actually burning and Alicia could rest easy on that front, before turning her glare on the surrounding area. Reeshra’s ears then perked at a soft snickering and the Vulpix turned to the source with an annoyed growl.
Another of her kind, appearing to be the Kantonian version from the straighter curls, was tucked away with a gleam in it’s eyes. It’s form made attempting to... reprimand it an annoying prospect. It could turn this into a full blown fight and Fire obviously had the advantage over Ice. That being said, this individual skulking about so close to the Skiddo earlier would explain the goat’s apprehension when dealing with Vulpix. Alicia herself would be quite annoyed dealing with an obvious prankster irritating her day in and day out. That being said... aside from the surprise, was any harm really done? From what she could feel, her shirt was in tact. So she crouched down and hummed. “Two can play that game. Reeshra, light Powder Snow.”
The Alolan Vulpix looked over in surprise, to see Alicia grinning a bit. This actually reminded her a lot of her brothers. And when she dealt with their shenanigans, she had given just as good as she got once she was old enough to do so. “Give it some cold feet treatment. It wants to pull pranks, so lets give it what’s coming to it for that.”
Reeshra looked apprehensive about that, but stepped up to the plate anyways. With a quick breath, the island fox sent a small and chilly wave of snow down low. And apparently the fiery fox had been expecting a more physical response to it’s antics because it didn’t react in time. A yip followed as their prankster leaped out from its cover, a bit of snow on its four paws as it stamped them on the ground. While it was trying to get the snow off, Alicia had fished a Pokeball out and primed it for a capture attempt. There was just something about it’s nature that made her want to take it home with her. That it’s purple fur of various shades was a lovely look did help factor into it as well. She’d wanted an Alolan version but she wasn’t adverse to the idea of the original Kantonian one. Besides, she’d only scratched the surface of Arciel. What if she found something that could help her later?
Regardless, she found what she was being so picky for and lobbed the ball at the distracted fox.
Quick encounter into a Capture Attempt with a Pokeball! Third time really is the charm, eh?