Crystal, meanwhile, had already finished undressing herself and begun pulling her normal red tank top over her head—after untying her ponytail and putting a bra on, of course. She breathed a soft sigh and slid a pair of her black and yellow shorts up her legs after she got her shirt on, wondering if she would even need to wear her sweater. After all, they would be walking a lot, and she would probably just take it off anyway.
Contemplating this, she sat down on the edge of her bed, snatching the bracelets which bore her poke balls from her end table. “Well, that was stupid of me,” she murmured, scolding herself for leaving them out in the open. The room may be hers, but what if someone had broken in? They could have taken her Pokemon from her.
Fastening the bracelets to her wrists, Crystal stood and looked around the room, the hair tie she had previously been using in hand. “Now, where…?” she mumbled quietly, trying to locate her other matching red band. After a moment, something bright crimson, a contrast to the light blue of her carpet caught her eye and she grinned—it was indeed her misplaced hair tie. “Ah, there it is!”
Now she was hesitant. She didn’t particularly enjoy standing in front of her mirror but she felt as though she must in order to make sure that her twintails were evenly matched. So, despite this, she went over to her vanity mirror and tied her hair into its normal style as quickly as she possibly could. She gave a small smile when she realized she was ready and grabbed her bag, shoving her light pink sweater inside it. She decided that if she needed it she would simply take it out.
Slinging her bag over her shoulder, she headed for the door of her room. A sudden bright smile broke out across her lips as she reached for the knob as realization hit: she was going to spend time with Gold, something she had longed to do since they had trained together under Kimberly. And although she would have rather visited Violet’s theme park when she was younger than now, she knew that Gold would make it enjoyable for her.
Of course, Crystal would never admit that to him unless he said the same thing. With that thought in her mind she shut her door and hurried back down the stairs—she knew that Gold would be waiting impatiently for her return. She waved at him as she stepped into the living room, that unusually large smile still on her face. She wasn’t surprised at all to find him lounging lazily on the couch again, so that didn’t faze her at all.
“Okay, I’m ready,” she announced, hoping Gold would be okay with her lack of sleeves. “We can leave now if you’re set, too.” Now that she got to thinking about it, she hardly ever took off her sweater around him. He never really did see much of her skin, though seeing her arms wasn’t exactly a bad thing.
Gold glanced over at Crystal, then stood up with a grin. “Alright, cool. Let’s go.”
He walked over to the door again and stepped outside. This is gonna be cool, just me and Crys hanging out. Heh heh, yeah. Gold chuckled to himself, then put his hands in his pockets. He hoped he could tell Crystal how he had been feeling around her lately. It’s not like he had ever felt like this before. He shook his head. That wasn’t important right now.
Turning back to Crystal’s direction, he grinned again. “Come on Super-Serious Gal, we haven’t got all day,” he said as he sent out Togetaro. “The place is going to close before we even get there with how slow you walk!” He chuckled, patting the Togekiss on the head.