Part 2 of Brief Training In The SandPokemon Language will be Italicized for the time being, but rest assured they are speaking in pokemon."...And that'zzz why I speak like thizzz!"
Zazz's voice chippered, echoing through the dark tunnel. Her wings flapped rapidly, keeping her in the air as she kept up with her companions. Although it still emitted an irritating buzzing noise, she had somehow managed to silence it to a more tolerable level.
But that was not the concern at hand. The duo gaped at her with horrified faces, unsure of how to react to her disturbing explanation. Angel was about to speak, but the Sandile immediately stopped her by rapidly shaking his head. No, it would be best not to comment on the topic. The Riolu silenced after some hesitance, deciding to just taking a few steps away from the dragon type. The Sandile continued to walk beside the Vibrava, with Angel now on his other side. He frowned at the canine's actions, but didn't blame her. He could still feel the chills on his spine from having to hear what Zazz had told them. Silence plagued the traveling duo as they continued down the dark, sandy tunnel."...Um, so are we close to the exit yet?"
The Sandile finally spoke, breaking the awkward silence. They'd been walking for a while now, and he could clearly see that the Riolu beside him was getting very impatient. "Yeah, I'm getting tired and REALLY thirsty."
Angel added, annoyance in her raspy voice. She'd expected the trip to the ruins shortened using the tunnel, but by now it seemed like they'd been walking for ages. Her throat was begging for water, while her fur continued to sting in irritation at the sand that clung to it. She brought a paw up, patting away some of the sand. She was getting sick of these deserts, and tunnels were not far behind on her hate list."Oh, it shouldn't be long now! We're probably not far behind Zzzandzlash, Baltoy and Zzzandshrew. They're the onezzz carrying the pillar to camp!"
The Vibrava happily replied, surprisingly unfazed by their earlier rudeness. She looked ahead, seeing a few figures further down the tunnel. Something large seemed to be accompanying them. Immediately, she buzzed with excitement. "That muzzzt be them! C'mon guyzzz, pick up the paze!"
And with that, the trio sped up. As they drew closer, they began to get a better view of the moving figures. On one end was a large Sandslash, carrying one side of the pillar while the other was being carried by a Sandshrew and a Baltoy. The Sandslash exhibited impressive strength, able to hold the end of the pillar without much difficulty. The Sandshrew, on the other hand, needed assistance from the Baltoy's psychic powers in order to hold up the other end of the pillar. They stopped upon hearing a familiar buzzing noise."Zeazzzar! Emer! Zzzandy!"
The happy Vibrava called. "Zazz! There you are! We were so worried, you took forever!"
The Sandshrew replied, looking genuinely concerned. Letting the Baltoy hold the weight temporarily, she walked over and hugged the Vibrava."Hehehe! Zzzorry about that! I had to pick up a couple of friendzzz!"
Zazz giggled, enjoying the hug. Once the sand mouse let go, she flew over to the duo waiting. "You guyzzz remember Zzzandile right? Well, thizzz izzz hizzz girlfriend, Angel!""Nice to meet- WHAT! NO!"
Angel retaliated, raising her voice to the point that it bounced off the tunnel walls. The Vibrava and the Sandshrew laughed, sharing a few good-hearted chuckles. The Riolu felt a tinge of red on her face, and the Sandile was not any different. The Baltoy remained unreactive, while the Sandslash gave a small snicker and an eye roll."Heehee! I like you Angel, you're funny! Like what Zazz said, my name's Sandy! The Sandslash over there is my brother, Ceasar! The Baltoy there is Emer, he doesn't talk much."
The Sandshrew said, "So, why are you guys coming along?""Well, miss Angel is lost. We need to help her out of the desert."
The Sandile explained."Oh! Then our trainer could definitely help! Come on, let's get to camp!"
The sand mouse moved back to her place at the other end of the pillar, raising it up as best as she could with the help of Emer. The Sandile tried his best to help, followed by Angel who also decided to assist. Zazz also helped out, making the trip all the more quicker as they went further into the tunnel.