The sound of a cargo ship's horn blared as it pulled into Vermillion City's harbor. Ashton, his hand raised to his brow to filter out the sunlight, glared at the distant vessel as he disembarked from the ferry. "What a wretched noise. Do they all sound like that these days?"
Lucius nodded, "Afraid so, Ashton. But now we need to find Shadow and the Blackflame clan's Alpha. They were supposed to meet us here, right?"
Ashton led Lucius, Night Claw, Tia, and the Skydiamond Oracle gangplank as other passengers passed them. "Not used to being around so many humans
" Tia muttered as she followed her companions.
Upon reaching the dock, the Oracle asked, "So, we need to locate a 'Shadow'?"
Ashton glanced around, "No need. Here he comes now."
Hopping across cargo containers was a pair of Lucario, one missing his chest spike. "Hey, how'd the trip go?!"
Ashton smiled as Shadow and his father stood before him. "Went quite well, as you can see. And you are the Alpha male of the Blackflame clan?