“Ah… well, I’m sure glad it wasn’t Chromium who was out and about today. That would have been really worrisome.” Steven chuckled nervously. While his Aggron was mostly educated, it was not really tolerant of nonsense, and whatever it considered ‘suspicious’ behavior would be met with violence.
Definitely not a Pokémon to release in crowds.
The Metagross, though… that jolly hunk of metal was quite amiable.
“Spruce looks really healthy for a bird his age, though…” He didn’t know much of Delibirds, though, or bird-Pokémon in general.
He left that sort of thing to Winona, except Skarmory.
Taking Skyla’s hand, he grinned softly, shaking it firmly. “A Gym Leader, huh? I’m sure you must be very skillful.” Letting go, he slowly shifted, then motioned for her to sit as well. It’d be easier to talk, anyway. Well, at least, he thought so.
From the looks of Delibird, and from what she said afterwards about delivering cargo, he assumed her Gym was of the Flying Type. He had heard of the city in passing, and he vaguely recalled that there was a flying-type Gym in Unova, so that had to be it.
“I… actually came here to indulge in a hobby, but I found out a short while ago that it’s not my type of… place.” He admitted offhandedly, deciding to not elaborate. It was embarrassing enough as it was..!
“I’m from Rustboro. Well, I was born there. It’s in the mainland. I currently live in Mossdeep, but that’s when I’m not working.”
Or out in caves, doing things that weren’t work but were still taxing.
It didn’t matter, he enjoyed it.
“It’s quite the tropical regions. There’s a lot of storms here and there, but we don’t get any snow… it’s much colder here in Unova.”
And much less humid.
“The cities vary. None are quite as large as that central hub here in Unova… ah, Castelia, was it?”
Now THAT was a big city. “We mostly have quiet places, a few of them are really unified with nature.” Pacifidlog and Fortree came to mind right away. They were really nice to visit, although he preferred to keep to his ‘favorite areas’ regardless.
“Chromium?” What an interesting name, she thought. “Well, I guess it is good he wasn’t out..” She looked at him, blinking as he let out a nervous chuckle. Well, judging from his reaction, it probably really was a good thing the Pokemon wasn’t out- whatever Chromium was. Her eyes trailed to the pair of Pokemon, watching them play with each other. “Oh, yeah! Well.. you can thank my grandpa for that. He takes really good care of Spruce. He makes sure that he gets plenty of healthy food, and is constantly training. He may not get to have all the gym battles in the world now, but he still likes to take part of them whenever he can.” She smiled, looking back to the man.
Skyla easily returned the shake, tilting her head at him. “Aw.. Well, I don’t know about that..” She trailed off, blushing at the compliment. Her hand slipped back to her side as he withdrew his own, watching him motion to take a seat. She gladly did- taking a seat right next to him. Skyla looked back over to Spruce, and his Metagross- chuckling as the bird Pokemon continued to let out cries of joy. “Hm?” Her attention was drawn back to him, giving him a sympathetic look as he admitted to why he was here. “Oh, that’s no fun!” She commented, frowning at that. Well, that was a shame that he couldn’t really go about with his hobby here.. Whatever it was.
Maybe she would pry about what it was later.
“Whoa, Rustboro? I’ve heard of it! My grandpa actually used to do deliveries there for some business there.” She shrugged. “I can’t remember the name of it though- he said it was run by a really nice gentleman. Said he was really educated, and knew what he was doing.” But she continued to listen, her eyes, and ears completely focused on Steven as he spoke. It was so nice to hear where others came from- what their story was, what they liked to do.. It was really interesting to her. “Yes, Castelia. It’s the biggest city in Unova, I think.” She tapped her chin. “Yes! It is, but wow..” So they didn’t have a city quite as grand Castelia, huh? That wasn’t so bad. It was good to hear that they had a bit more of quieter areas. It was hard to come by a really quiet area in Unova, as almost every route, or city was big, and bustling at every hour.
“That’s really awesome, Steven! I.. wish I could say that it’s the same here.” Skyla laughed, smiling at him. “We have some areas here that are really quiet, or one with nature, but.. Not as many as Hoenn does, I’m sure. We have a lot of cities, and towns though- not many are super quiet though. It’s usually really loud here. Which.. I mean is nice, but sometimes it seems like it’d be a lot nicer to have it be peace, and quiet..” She trailed off, looking to the water that was feet away from them. “How is Mossdeep though? It.. sounds pretty mossy.” She joked, gazing back at him.