Friends Reunited Jun 14, 2020 18:01:28 GMT
Post by Fayne Abernathy on Jun 14, 2020 18:01:28 GMT
|It had been months since the two teens had initially met, but they kept in touch over text and phone calls. Even then, their correspondence was infrequent. Both had busy schedules now that they were on their Pokemon journeys, and it probably didn't help that every time they spoke, it ultimately ended with Fayne questioning Elliot's judgement or sounding otherwise condescending. That was never her intention, and that fact was something Elliot must have been aware of, for he likely wouldn't have continued to communicate with her if he took her tone as a personal attack. She only wanted the best for him, and tough love was her way of accomplishing that. In fact, just such a demeaning exchange had led to the agreement that they would meet up and attempt to train Elliot's Pokemon using Fayne's understanding of Genetic Memory.|
She was actually excited to meet back up with him and to have a break from all her work in Pine Town. It took her a while to figure out which Pokemon to bring with her and which to leave behind, but she ultimately decided it would be for the best to leave the baby, an Alolan Geodude, in the PC while taking the others. The Eevees were pretty low-leveled--especially when compared to her other Pokemon--but they would do better if push came to shove. The Geodude's only experience fighting was play-wrestling with other Pokemon and headbutting rocks. At least Yin and Yang had been in combat before. Besides, the Box Link allowed Fayne to swap Pokemon on the go; if there was ever a need to choose the Alolan Geodude, she had the opportunity to do so.
Once prepared with a full party and a backpack slung over her shoulders, Fayne hit the road. After a few minutes, she grew bored, popped in some earbuds, and began listening to a podcast about Genetic Memory. It wasn't exactly what she consider "fun reading," but she needed to know everything could before helping Elliot and his Pokemon. After all, she'd never done this kind of training before, and her friend was counting on her. Occasionally, she would replay a certain audio clip because she wanted to make sure she fully understood what was being said or because she hadn't been paying full attention. Other times, she pulled out her phone and typed some notes into her virtual journal. She managed to listen to an entire series of podcasts on Genetic Memory before she had to stop, sit in some shade, and drink some water. She even let Molokai out of his ball for a bit.
After roughly ten minutes, she recalled Molokai and hit the road again, this time listening to a nonfiction novel about an archeologist who wanted to revive his childhood Pokemon using the same technique researchers use to reanimate fossils. Fayne predicted that his attempts would be a success but that the Pokemon would have no memories of its past life. She fully expected it to end of a bittersweet note. And yet, the novel constantly brought up the question of whether or not reviving deceased Pokemon was even moral, and whether the author could handle bringing his old partner back from the grave. What right did he have to play the role of a god? The book covered everything from real life conversations he had with coworkers and family to the extreme lengths he went to in order to recover his Pokemon's bones. This was what Fayne listened to as she made her way to the halfway marker on Route 6.
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