Bus Driver - ✦
Pokemon Center Nurse #1 - ✦
The insides of the subway cart roasted as the heaters spewed hot air wherever they could. The weather outside had began to turn somewhat chilly, so the heat was turned up all the way, making it feel similar to a slow cooker inside. Lili was far too proud of her coat to take it off, but she couldn't but worry that the smell of sticky sweat had began to emanate from her. She could only but imagine the relief once the train had pulled to a stop and the doors parted way.
'This stop, Oreback Town.' A female voice from the sound of the buzzing speakers.
Lili took her bag and hopped off of the train as she wiped a bead of sweat from her forehead. She took the subway ticket from her pocket and folded it in half. Her first thought was to throw it in the bin as she walked past, but as she attempted to drop it in, she imagined putting it into a scrapbook. She imagined the words 'My Journey' written on the front, maybe written in calligraphy, or even spelled out in rhinestones. Either way, she decided on putting it back into her pocket.
As soon as she left the station she took in a deep breath and inhaled the fresh, Western humid air. True, the air here didn't feel as fresh and pure as it did back down south, but she felt thrilled to be breathing air in part of a country which she had never visited.
A bus trotted along the road and stopped once it reached the small, narrow bus-stop. Lili took a cautious step towards the bus and stopped as she reached the steps. She leaned in through the doors in effort to speak to the driver.
"Excuse me?" She asked him sheepishly.
"Yes young lady, what can I do for ya'?" The sweaty bus driver replied as he lounged back in his seat.
"Where can I find the nearest Pokemon Centre?" she asked, pressing her hand against the metallic exterior of the bus. As soon as her hand rested on the bus, Lili pulled it away -- the heat from driving around in the sun all day only made the bus burn.
The driver sat up for a moment. He stretched is arms out and leaned on the wheel. "Yeah, three stops and bang. You're there."
"Oh, lovely." Lili told the driver. She climbed onto the bus one step at a time and dropped a couple of coins into the dish next to the driver's seat. "Keep the change." She told him. As she tiptoed down the narrow isle of the bus, she held her arms upwards from the elbow in attempt to not touch any of the seats or rails as she passed, from a young age she was told public transport were filthy and disgusting. "Don't want any of those filthy, filthy germs." She mumbled to herself once she had taken a seat.
The driver coughed somewhat loudly, almost as if he was about to spew up his lungs. Once he was done, he shut the doors and put his foot down. The rickety little bus bounced up and down the road as the driver followed the dirt road. The bus came to an abrupt stop on a residential street.
Lili sighed as she looked out of the window. She just wanted to get to a Pokemon centre, let her Pokemon rest, and have a shower. The bus quickly came to a start and the bus treaded down the road once more. The next stop was outside some small stores. Lili tried to remember whereabouts the stores were, just incase she needed to take a trek back later in order gather some things.
"Pokemon Centre right?" The bus driver called out from the front seat.
"That's right." Lili nodded.
"Next stop then." He coughed, putting his foot down and bringing the bus to a move once more. It only took a couple of minutes, and the bus came to a halt outside the white and red building. Lili climbed from the seat and hurried along the aisle of the bus before jumping down the steps.
"Thanks, driver." She told him as she walked towards the Pokemon Centre, nearly sprinting in her steps. She stepped at the automatic glass doors and watched her reflection disappear as the doors parted ways.
The sounds of the Pokemon Centre's radio escaped as the doors opened, as well as the cool, warm air which caressed her skin as she stepped inside. The doors closed behind her and suddenly she felt relaxed. She stepped against the counter and gently rested her arms upon the top, waiting for the nurse to notice her.
The nurse flicked her eyes up from the computer screen and presented Lili with a warm smile. "Welcome to the Oreback Pokemon Centre. How may I help you today?"
Lili returned the welcoming smile as she took the four Pokeballs from her pocket and gently held them against the counter. "I've got four tired little Pokemon, and I'd like a room for the night as well, please."
"Certainly." The nurse nodded. She stood up from the seat and took a tray with six spherical grooves indented into it. She took each ball from Lili and gently placed them in the tray. She took a key-card from the desk and slid it on top of the counter. "Your room number is on the card. We'll take care of your Pokemon while you get settled in your room." The nurse blinked happily.
"Thank you, so much." Lili nodded. She took her bag and headed for her room.
- [+] spoiler
I wasn't paying attention and this was legit the sentence I wrote:
"The insides of the subway cart roasted on the insides as the heater roasted the insides."
Do you think the insides of the train were hot inside?
Also included colour key at the top to make things easier xoxxo