Philomel walked through the small town, doing her best not to bump into anyone. Her face was tilted to the ground, causing her dark hair to fall in front of it. Her reddish-amber eyes shifted from the ground to the people walking past her, making sure that she was a safe distance away from them. Her paces were quick, as if she were power walking. She took a quick glance at the buildings nearby, trying to find the so-called 'Laboratory' which was apparently designed to look more like a ranch. She sighed with relief when she saw the ranch-like building not too far away, with its sign clearly saying 'Redwood Laboratory'.
"Zor zorua zoru..." A small voice called under her beanie. A dark snout poked out, staring at the large ranch with curious, yet half-lidded eyes. The girl brought a hand up to the hat, patting it down so the snout would be covered again.
"Sorry Silas, but just wait until we get to the lab okay?" The girl whispered. She didn't want to trap her Zorua in her hat, but she feared that he would get stolen if he was seen. Zorua were very rare pokemon, and she had heard of many rumors of people stealing and selling them. The mere thought made her frown, tugging the hat down. She heard an irritated growl, but it soon silenced as her partner finally settled.
She reached the lab quickly, entering with slight reluctance. She stepped into the building, looking around in search of anyone that could help her. Sonia had told her that if she wanted to start her journey, she needed some essentials that could only be obtained from a professor. "Umm... hello?" She spoke, voice minimizing. She felt a tad awkward having to barge in, and her nervousness in having to meet a professional made her all the more hesitant.