Cream was casually scratching at her head bandages. The bump wasn’t hurting at all anymore, and the bandages were a little loose already, meaning she could remove them soon.
The Gardevoir was collecting berries again, holding her semi-full basket in one hand as she plucked berries from trees with the other. She stopped for a moment to let a bunch of Rattata to rush by, before just then continuing on her path.
She went through a bush to reach a berry tree at the other side… but bumped into something that was coming the opposite way into the same bush… or rather, someone.
Cream stopped on her own dress and fell back on her bottom, holding the basket in her arms to prevent from losing it or what she collected so far.
“Oof! What the…? Who is there?”
She looked up to see an human girl, apparently just a kid. She was quite… how to word it, “round”, but not meaning fatness or chubbyness. It was more to the sense that girl looked all soft and cuddly. That was certainly an adorable kid, specially from Cream’s perspective, who adores kids.
“Oh… my bad. I hadn’t seen you coming the other way. But who might you be, little one? I’ve never seen you here before!”
Pucca had been riding on her scooter like the devil for the heck of exploring, passing by a town that had a lot of items based on those things called “pokemon”… what was a pokemon anyway? Oh well probably just a media series outside of Sooga Village.
The little Asian kept riding her devilish drive on the scooter after passing by a village of farmers— Unfortunately they didn’t have a restaurant… she was growing hungry. Oh boy, one of her 3 uncles noodles now would do wonders!
The thought of the food made Pucca lick her lips, but something caught her from the corner of her little narrow eyes. It looked like a bunch of Purple mice, but they were bigger than common mice, rushing inside a forest.
With curiosity getting the best of her, Pucca stopped in front of the forest and left her scooter there, walking inside the thick trees. She didn’t know what waited inside the forest, so it wouldn’t be wise to rush inside with the scooter.
It didn’t take too long until she bumped into something, or rather, someone. She was used to accidented ground since her village was in the mountains, so she managed to balance herself to not fall back like the other one did.
Pucca walked further out of the bush, and looked down at the one who bumped into her… well, she had no idea of WHAT she was, but that being certainly was very fancy-looking… she just hoped she wasn’t a nose-up, wanna-be popular lady like Ring Ring.
She softly tilted her head to the side, listening to the other one’s apologizes, and replied with a big grin followed by a brief giggle, hinting it was alright.
Cream blinked at the girl’s lack of speech, but felt relieved once she managed to let her know she wasn’t mad for the awkward bump.
She slowly got up and cleaned a bit of dust off her dress, holding her berry basket in one hand; She smiled apologetically to the kid, trying to also hint her it was alright from her end too.
Though Cream couldn’t help but wonder WHY she was there, out of all the places. Once on her feet, she sure was taller than the young human.
“But why are you here, little one? I take you’re pretty far away from home, aren’t you? And what’s your name?”
Pucca seemed thoughtful for a moment, placing a hand on her chin quietly. But her smile soon returned as an idea struck her, and she pulled out what looked like some kind of card, like one of those… how are them called again? “Get-Better cards”? Oh well. Once handing it to the pale, green-haired lass, Pucca just stood there, letting her read it.
The outside of the card was pink with a big red heart at the cover. Once opened, it read:
“Pucca, from Sooga Village.”
Simple and short… because Pucca had used the rest of the paper to draw hearts and some sort of sketches of what looked like a ninja boy.
Now with her name no longer unknown, Pucca had her big grin again, waving her hellos with her arm a little excitedly.
Aw, how cute. One of those Get-Better cards. Cream would often see those for sale at the town where she tends to buy the gifts she gets for Eridia. She should maybe buy a load of those cards next time she goes there…
Opening the card, the first things that caught her attention was actually all the doodles in there. Hearts , and a certain boy drawn everywhere. Maybe the boy was someone she liked?
Just then she noticed the short text, and she read it out loud.
“… Pucca…. Sooga Village… Hm.”
The Gardevoir lowered the card from her view, seeing the human Chinese girl grinning and waving to her. Dang, why are kids so dang cute!?
“So your name’s Pucca? That’s a pretty different, but adorable none the less!”
Indeed it was. Sounded like the name of something really squishy and huggable, haha. Cream couldn’t help but smile at Pucca’s eagerness.
“But I’ve never heard of this Sooga Village before… must be very far away from here then, I guess?”
Pucca let out one of her famous giggles. If a stranger found her cute, Garu certainly does so too despite not showing it, right?
Just then the dango hairstyled kid noticed Cream’s basket full of goodies, and that moment she placed a hand on her belly, feeling like there was a sumo fighter stomping in the empty ground of her stomach, letting out a loud sound.
Pucca softly licked her lips again at the thought of eating noodles, then pulled out an empty oriental bowl, one of those used to eat noodles, and showed it to the Gardevoir.
Certainly she was hungry, and wanted to know if Cream could give her something to eat.
What was that sound? Sounded like a Snorlax that had just woke from an hibernation with en empty belly. Definitely was a pretty peculiar sound.
Next thing she knew, the kids was showing her a clean empty eating/dishing bowl. That, along with that fainting Wailord sound, made it clean for Cream as to what was the matter.
“Aw, you poor thing. You do look very hungry! Why don’t you join me for now? I’ll make some snacks with those berries once we get home!”
Why not? Something Cream totally would not do was let Pucca there starving.