Day 0 - Arrival May 15, 2020 1:44:18 GMT
Post by Elliot Sunderland on May 15, 2020 1:44:18 GMT
So right now, procuring specimens, finding space to work with, and getting her hands on some equipment were the biggest stumbling blocks in Fayne's way. The bad news was that this was basically every step involved in the research process. Elliot hummed, trying to ponder her dilemma. "Don't a lot of new researchers work with more experienced and well-equipped ones to start things off, anyway?" Elliot asked. "I mean, if every researcher was supposed to start things from scratch, there'd barely be any researchers, right? I'm sure the professor can at least let you use her equipment and lab, if your research and hers line up. And if they don't, she probably has enough connections to know someone who might be more interested." See? Just because you were starting fresh didn't mean you were starting alone!
If only Elliot knew that.
That said, roadblock #1 was finding the apartment? Elliot did a double take in response. She was already standing on a street corner holding boxes! How could someone as put-together as Fayne have gotten those two steps backwards? "I . . . I hope you mean that was the first roadblock, not is," Elliot said. "Like. You at least have a place in mind, right? A deal kind of worked out? Anything that means you won't be living out of a suitcase in a Pokemon Center's spare room for a few days?"
After all, that was apparently what Elliot was doing. "I mean, I was going to wi-" Elliot started, but the look in Fayne's eyes was enough to dissuade him from actually finishing that sentence. They had just started getting along! He didn't want her to get super angry at him again! "I was going to go from Pokemon Center to Pokemon Center, or rough it in a tent on the routes, until I did enough jobs and pulled together enough money to start looking for a more permanent place, you know? And I mean, sure. I don't have luggage. But I've got quite a bit packed in this bag, or at least enough to get started." Would it have been smarter to bring a full-on suitcase? Maybe. But Elliot was already hurting for spare hands, so his remaining ones were somewhat tied.
"Besides, that's part of why Centers offer lodging in the first place, right? Kinda hard to travel across the land, searching far and wide, when "far and wide" is, like, a few hours away from your home at most," Elliot pointed out. "I know it's not ideal. Especially not for the long term. Especially especially when I find something worth committing to full time, and can't afford to just wander around with no plan. But . . . when you're starting from Square 1, you gotta be ready to knuckle down and get through those hard parts.
Who knows? Maybe I'll end up finding my way sooner rather than later!" Oh, kid. If only you knew how much was waiting for you in your future.
I'm sure you'd be so proud.