Valor slowly walked along with her as she formed her reply. He didn’t mind walking longer with her, as he didn’t have anywhere to go right now; he was staying at the pokemon center for the time being, but wasn’t inclined to return yet. However he nodded when Keyah decided against changing into her Kirlia form. It was mainly because he didn’t think it’d be safe for her to transform outside in the city, in case her rare Shiny coloration attracted more attention from curious humans than either of them needed.
Regardless, he hummed his agreement when she confirmed returning home, thinking it was the better option overall. It was getting late, and he couldn’t help but imagine that Keyah’s family would only start to worry if she didn’t return soon, or if they didn’t contact them…
It was early evening, and Valor had paced himself in his human form and winter outfit towards the edge of Snowbelle City and outside the Wandering Woods, looking to find some space to himself. Even then he was aware of the heavy damage and unanswered questions left by the raiding Shadow pokemon, that had attacked everyone at the festival in Pokemon Village only days ago. And with this in mind, Valor had not been pleased by Cassandra’s proposal for both her and his girlfriend, Charity, to arrive near Pokemon Village to visit him and help assist with the clean-up effort.
Over the phone line, Valor had vehemently insisted for them not to come -- that the area near P