Surprisingly wet date..?!
Had he seen the truck coming, or even heard it, he would have done something to protect the girl. Had he been given the slightest bit of warning, he would have covered her and made sure she didn’t have to suffer the embarrassment (or the grossness of having dirty water splashed all over her.) Alas, he’d had no time to react, his attention and focus were tunnel visioned onto the girl and as water was sprayed violently from the street on to her, he had somehow managed to get only a few droplets on himself.
Immediately he was doing whatever he could to aid her, removing his own jacket and wrapping it around her “Are you alright?! I’m so sorry!” He didn’t know what else to say, his expression carrying a sincere remorse as though it had been all his fault. He was frantic; what if she blamed him or was mad at him and didn’t want to see him again. “I’m such an idiot, I should have been paying atten- Ah! we need to get you cleaned up.” He rambled a little bit but quickly cut himself as he tried to focus on the crisis at hand, or at least what he considered a crisis. All of his composure had been broken.
“How about we go back to my place and you can clean up?” It was the best thing he could think of as he asked very nervously “It’s not far” He was relieved when she didn’t object, agreeing to go with him. Without even thinking about it, he took her by the hand and hurriedly began to lead her through the simple streets of Aspertia, though he was careful not to drag her along roughly, he certainly didn’t want to make the situation any worse.
When they had arrived at his house, only a few moments later, Kyouhei ushered her inside. Of course he and Ruri were met with Kyouhei’s mother right away but Kyouhei figured this wasn’t the best time for introductions, so he spoke quickly, without hesitating as he continued to pull the pinkette along by the hand. “Hey mom, this is Ruri, I’ll introduce you properly a little later!” He lead Ruri down a side hallway before much else could be said, leaving his mother in a state of confusion (not to mention poor Ruri)… had he just brought a soaking wet girl into the house?
Kyouhei quickly grabbed a towel out of the linen closet before he ushered Ruri back into his bedroom and sighed. “Sorry, I hope this isn’t too weird for you” his head hung with a little shame for having put her through this so suddenly. His room was surprisingly clean for a young boy, everything nice, neat, and in place. It was mostly thanks to his mother tending to his room while he was on his journey, but still, he was a clean person by nature so nothing was ever too out of sorts. “Now what to do about your clothes” He thought aloud as he handed her the towel he’d previously retrieved. “If you’d like I can give you a pair of my own clothes while we wash yours… they’ll probably be a little big though.” He gave her a defeated smile, trying to let it go that he had failed to protect her from such circumstances…
It took a few moments for the young pinkette to register what had just happened. A few moments prior, she had been walking hand in hand with Kyouhei, enjoying their time together. Now, she was soaking wet, clothing tightly hanging off her frail, thin body. Trying to cover herself, she took a hand to cover her face, which now had dirty water dripping all over. She had worked so hard to look nice for the boy, and now she looked like a mess.
Feeling Kyouhei’s jacket wrap around her body as to cover herself slightly. She could feel the stares of people all around her, and that the couple was drawing way more attention than they should have in such a small, little town like Aspertia. “C-Can we go to your place..? Please..?” She begged softly, grasping his hand firmly as he led her throughout the town before they reached Kyouhei’s home.
Surprisingly, it was very small, and simple. The yard was nicely kept and presentable. Upon entering the door, Ruri quickly took off her shoes so that she wouldn’t track dirt on the floors. The last thing she wanted to do was make more work for her friend. Noticing a woman standing in the doorway, she wanted to introduce herself, so that she wouldn’t be so confused about her being in the house. But even before she could get a word out of her mouth, the boy pulled her down the hall, leaving both women speechless. Pushed inside of Kyouhei’s room, it was surprising clean for a boy his age. Nicely dusted, bed made, items organized in a mannerly fashion.
"Ah.. D-Don’t worry about it.."
Taking the towel, she didn’t want to dirty his room. Everything was so nice, and clean. If she had ended up dirtying it, she might have started to clean. She blinked, thinking about wearing his baggy clothing, as a soft blush creeped upon her cheeks. “I-I don’t mind.. I-I don’t know.. where to change though..I-Is there somewhere I can..?”
Here we go!! || Ruri & Tetsu
“I know, don’t mind it to much.”
He smiled to himself as he looked up at the time. Good he had some more time to chat with Ruri before Tetsu would go back to work as ‘Tenma’. Tetsu was the type to encourage Ruri even like this, considering she always worked hard even beyond her doing that it did worry him as her friend.
“Yes, if I remember… I think some of the employees have the videos? I saw it in Pokewood studio during one of my breaks. She really was pretty! And the pokemon really seemed to enjoy dancing with her too.”
Smiling, she would make sure that when she returned, that Ruri would go ahead and make sure to watch one of the tapes. Maybe, she would take a trip down to the Kanto region. A gym leader who dresses up a mermaid? Now, that sounds that a trip she would love.
It was a week later, and Ruri had made her way to Sinnoh to visit her partner, Tetsu. Of course, she loved to surprise him, deciding that it would be a fun event for the two of them. Especially since the managers had arranged it so that the duo would sing a duet.
Stepping out of the limono that drove her to her new location, she heard the screams of fans as she walked down the red carpet to enter the building. “Hello everyone!” She smiled, waving her hands as she walked down, entering the building.
"Wow.. Everyone sure is happy tonight!"
GIggling softly, she followed Tetsu’s manager to where his changing room was, and knocked on his door. The last thing that she wanted was to walk in while he was changing or busy rehearsing before the big show.
Window shopping // Yancy & Rosa
How cute, the pinkette also seems to stutter. Was she nervous by chance? Hopefully not too much, she wouldn’t bite. Unless they got into a fight, then she would probably bite… Not that Rosa would start anything. The girl was too adorable.
“I see.” The girl quickly ran her fingers along the ends of her hair before extending it out to the pinkette. “My name is Rosa. I help run this place. If you need any help want to find a specific place, I wouldn’t mind recommending a place.”
“Maybe I can help out by listing a few places. We have a raffle place, beauty salon, dojo, market, flower, antique, cafe shops and so much more.” She giggled, pointing down the halls to each respective store. “Whoops. I got carried away, is there something in particular that you’re looking for? Maybe I can help. Hm.”
Watching as the girl gently held her hand out to shake, she let her small, nimble fingers touch hers and shake her hand. “Rosa..? My name is Ruri..” She said, giving her a bashful smile. Even though she had just turned her down, the bun head didn’t seem to mind and just pushed it aside instead of trying to pressure it onto her like other people.
Her big, blue eyes followed as Rosa pointed out all of the shops that were located. If she remembered hearing her correctly, she helps to run this place. And since there were tons of shops, this place must have been getting some pretty great business!
Ruri had to think about this one. “Personally.. I was just window shopping for myself.. But you know that sometimes it never ends that way..” Tugging on her hat to hide her small blush, what she said was the truth. “So.. I guess I was just going to walk around till I found something I wanted to buy.”
Undella Bay Mermaids ☀
The girl bowed to the blue spiky haired boy in front of her. She was embarrassed that her Audino was always just so curious and playful, and that sometimes would run off and get into little currents of trouble. The pink pokemon waddled over, looking at her trainer curiously.
“I truely am sorry sir… My Audino meant no harm I assure you or your pokemon.”
Listening to his little advice for her to be careful, she nodded. “I know. Again.. .I’m sorry.” Ruri looked at her pokemon, who was now moving toward him and his pokemon. It raised a paw, holding it out to him as if it wanted a high five. Maybe it was a sign that maybe the Audino would know that everything was good now.
His Water Types gaze laid onto both of them for a moment before focusing back out to the waters, almost as if its pride was being taken into question, shifting its hind legs to stand for a moment. Hue still kept his attention to the girl with her constant apologies and reasoning, it’s not as if he was angry at anyone here, though his Pokemon might have been a different case.
“Again.. It’s fine, just make sure something like that doesn’t happen again.” Best to make sure his words stuck to her as a reference, that was just how life went, you learn from these mistakes.
Watching the Audino hop over to him and his starter, the rise of its paw continued catching him off guard, though not in a bad sense this time. Hue began to kneel down to the pink Pokemon and raised his arm, patting his gloved hand accepting its offer as he pulled away, it wouldn’t have been good to leave it hanging, deep down he couldn’t exactly go no. Gaze focused up the Samurott who just watched it all, not showing much emotion.
Giving the spiky haired boy a nod of understanding, Ruri was about to grab her Audino to move along, and offer to repay him somehow. Maybe buying him lunch? But before she knew it, the little pokemon had scurried back off towards Hue. At first, the pinkette was worried that it was going to get back into trouble, but then surprised her when it lifted it paw at him.
"Oh. D-Don’t worry! I promise it won’t happen again!"
Watching as the pink pokemon scurried itself back over to Ruri, she couldn’t help but let a small giggle escape her lips. Though her pokemon may have been quite the trouble maker, it really was just a sweetheart that was young and learning the harsh ways of the world just like everyone else.