Experimenting with Shadows Apr 12, 2020 22:41:08 GMT
Post by Rui Sasaki on Apr 12, 2020 22:41:08 GMT
A click sounded from the speaker of Rui's smartphone when she hit the button on the right of her tilted screen to capture a snapshot of the scattered trees growing in the dry soil of Route 12. There was something artistic, she thought, about how determined these plants were to grow in such adverse conditions. (As a researcher, she knew it had more to do with evolution and natural selection, but she couldn't help but think in more metaphorical terms when she had her camera out.) She hummed thoughtfully as she looked down at the photo and then walked around to where the trees cast a shadow on the ground so she could take a picture of that side, too. She still didn't have a great grasp on what gave a photo good lighting, but that was what experimenting was for.
As usual, Clarence floated at her side, keeping an eye out for anyone or anything that might come along while Rui was distracted. He occasionally held his ghostly hands together for a few seconds as a way to make up for the fact that he couldn't hold Rui's hand right now, not when she needed both hands on her smartphone.
"We might have more luck finding other Ghost-types here," Rui said. "It's closer to the city, and given how much life struggles to survive here, it wouldn't surprise me if there was more spiritual activity." Ah, that was the other side of the coin: For every tree, shrub, and creature that managed to survive in this wasteland, there were bound to be others that couldn't make it. Such were the laws of nature.
Clarence nodded, all too aware of the concept. He perked up a bit as he caught a sound coming from the main path and poked beyond the trees to get a look.
"What is it?" Rui asked, following his gaze.
Clarence - Lv 7 Phantump - 5 Energy
Raijin - Lv 6 Pichu - 5 Energy
Kama - Lv 7 Scyther - 5 Energy