Pink tongue sliding out to wet parched lips.
Clammy skin prickling with sweat.
Voice laced with determination.
“Today’s the day.”
The Ecruteak Gym loomed before her like a mountain. The glass doors gave way to the dark world within, one full of mischievous spirits and fog as thick as storm clouds. She scanned the outside with (e/c) eyes—a familiar sight, being that this would be the fifth time she would challenge the Gym Leader who dwelled within the ominous building’s dark walls.
Swallowing back the swollen lump in her throat, she yanked open the set of double doors and stepped inside, heart momentary forgetting to beat the moment her feet rested on the creaky wooden floor of the Ghost-type Gym. The hazy fog seemed to caress her skin like invisible hands, sending cold shivers up and down her spine as the (h/c) girl carefully walked forward, biting her lip hard enough to draw blood. Instantly, the lamps illumin