The Gun Show
Stretching out with a short yawn after he steps outside Jake looks back to Dirk when he’s asked if he’d rather walk or ride the bus. Thinking on it honestly for a minute or two he smiles. “We could walk. Haven’t been doing as much as usual the last few days so I feel a little out of shape.” He says patting his legs.
Today Jake has opted for looser clothes, feeling rather lazy since they got to Castelia and his choice of wardrobe showed it. “Though… Your rabid fans might try to jump us the minute they see you so maybe the bus after all?”
“Yeah, but with our luck we could run into one on the bus. Getting cornered like that isn’t on the top of my to-do list. At least if we’re walking we can book it,” Dirk countered, glancing around them. The longer they lingered the more likely they were to be found. The side entrance was not hidden by any stretch of the imagination and so being discovered was a very real possibility. In a crowd it would be different, with many avenues of escape and witnesses in case things escalated. A public scandal based on star-said, fan-said was not something that Dirk wanted to deal with - having to put up with that sort of bullshit on his older brothers’ behalf was bad enough.
Listening to Dirk’s point about being out in the open better than hiding in a corner he agrees. “Alright. So let’s get walking then.” Smiles and half bows, motioning for Dirk to go first. Once they get onto the street he hovers close to Dirk, looking up at the tops of the buildings but well aware of the fact they are completely surrounded by people on all sides. The busy streets make him miss home, at least it was quiet for the most part. Hardly anyone around and lots of clean ocean in view. Here, on the other hand, Jake felt that if he jumped into the water he may come out looking like a Grimer or Muk. Either of them were attractive ideas and he didn’t suspect that Dirk would like him much if he were a sludgy Pokémon instead of his normal good looking self. So, swimming in the water was certainly out. “How far was the range again?”