The vixen had been strolling carefully through the streets, seizing this perfect opportunity to practice her walk while paying the market a little visit. Lucky for her, the streets were not as crowded as usual. It appeared as if she would not have to worry about bumping in to too many people today.
When someone else bumped in to her she was caught completely off guard. She nearly lost her balance as it happened, letting out a little squeak out of the surprise she recieved. She was able to quickly recover afterwards as she held on to her staff, a long branch which she utilized as a cane. Her legs wobbled as she straightened herself, though all in all, she was fine.
Once she was sure she had her balance back, she turned around to face the cerulean hound. Her amber eyes curiously eyed him before she realized who it was.
"TETRIS!!!" The vixen gasped, lunging towards the Riolu for a hug. For a slight second she had forgoten how big she had grown, toppling the Riolu with her sudden action.
"Y-You’re… You’re alright! I-I thought those jerks took you away! I’m so glad they didn’t…" By then the vixen choked over her own words as she began to tear up, still smiling as she was overjoyed at the sight of the fighting type. Her long bushy tail waved along to the beat of her happiness as she wiped her tears.-
The Riolu was just as confused as Dawn was. “I have no idea,” he muttered. He cautiously raised a paw in greeting and gave Xavier a small wave. “Hey, uh, Xavier. You okay?” The fox shook his head vigorously and shrunk even further behind his current shield.
"I must say I’ve never seen him behave this way," said Sir Garen, "at least not since I’ve begun as his mentor. Have you encountered each other before?"
Kievr nodded his head, almost sullenly. “Yes, we have met. Xavier was a large help in rescuing Tetris a week or two ago.” No doubt the memory of the rescue was burned into the fox’s mind. It was nice to see him in one piece, however. “How have you been since then, Xavier?”
The Zoroark swallowed the air he had before timidly replying, “I-I-I’ve been fine. J-Just keep him away from me…” He pointed to Tetris.
This shocked him. He had never met this fox and already the poor thing was terrified of him. What did he ever do? The Riolu looked at Kievr for an answer, but the only one he got from his friend was a turn away, as if the Quilava was hiding something.
Dawn shrugged after a while, deciding not to think about it any further. She was too anxious to begin looking at the displays, so she waved at the larger fox before walking off.
"Well, it was good seeing ya in one piece." She uttered with a slightly sheepish smile. A moment later she tugged on the Riolu’s arm, her tail waving anxiously as she could not wait any longer to get started.
"When are we gonna go look at stuff?" She asked, pouting her lips.
"Huh? Oh, right," said Tetris, having forgotten their purpose for being here. He looked over at Kievr and said, "We’ll just be around. If you need us, just holler." With a curt nod, the Riolu followed Dawn wherever she went.
Xavier visibly relaxed as Tetris left and sighed in relief. “I’m sorry,” he said, “but I don’t know if he’s still mad…”
Kievr shook his head. “That was only one incident. That has come to pass and will not happen again.” Hopefully.
Sir Garen fixed his monocle and said, “I would inquire into that matter, but I have something to show you, dear Kievr. Xavier, keep watch out here and make sure no one takes or breaks anything. I will be in the back.” The Breloom started to leave and Kievr trailed behind.
"Looks like I am on my own now…" The Sneasel muttered as everyone left. He near the building’s entrance, keeping a close eye over his partner and the Riolu who followed closely behind her.
"Oh! What’s this thing?!" Said the Braixen, pressing her paws and face against the glass as she tried to get a closer look of the items protected inside of the transparent case. Her tail waved around as she looked at everything with utmost fascination.