Alex jumped off the bus his boots sending up a sandy cloud around him. The sun shimmered down as the bus gave a small cough, and with a burst of exhaust, left Alex now facing the desert ahead. Knight gave a small yawn from the backpack holding her, and jumped out, stretching. Alex looked up at the sun and wincing, pulled some tinted goggles over his eyes, turning everything a slight shade of red. Coughing at some of the dust, sand, and exhaust left behind by the bus, he also pulled up a bandanna over his lower face. Shaking her head, Knight just prodded Alex, and started walking, her intentions obvious. "Yeah, yeah, I know its getting late already, that bus does take a long time to get anywhere it seems...." Alex's voice was muffled behind the bandanna as he laughed, and followed behind the irked Pawniard.
After a hour of hiking through the desert, Alex plopped down to sit upon a carved stone. Knight hopped up onto his lab, and curled up on his lab, careful not to stab him once again. Sighing, and patting Knight's head, he pulled a small canteen from his pack, and pulling the bandanna low, took a swig, and watched the falling sun. The Pawniard's shallow breathing indicated sleep, and smiling kindly at the Pokemon, Alex picked her up, and walked through a arch into some kind of ruined area, with pillars of stone and rock jutting up in various places. Leaning against one of these things, he shivered, the coldness of the desert not being lost on him. "How ironic....." He muttered under his breath, "My brother, the Fire type Gym leader, forgets to give me matches.... Or a means to make what he specializes in..." He laughed at this, and laid Knight next to him, leaning back and moving his goggles up onto his forehead and stare at the stars.