Luxaris City -> Route 402
"Hey you two, we can go now." Freya said as she took the lead in front of Monica and Nao. Once they left the Pokemon Center, they then headed for the Contest Freya mentioned, which was to take place in Route 402. It wasn't supposed to be a Pokemon Contest, according to her best friend, so Monica's apparent lack of a proper Contest outfit wasn't a big deal. On the topic of Pokemon Contest outfits, Monica sorely hoped that this region's Contest rules did not restrict her to frilly, colorful, below-the-knee dresses or that sort. She definitely was up for trying a few Contests, but thinking about wearing a dress along the lines of the Sinnoh regulations did not exactly make her comfortable.
Night was starting to fall, and Noctis, who was walking next to Monica, was starting to glow as they reached Route 402. As Freya ran forward, Monica and Nao did the same, heading for what seemed to be a ranch in the distance. If what Freya said was true about it being a honey-gathering contest, then perhaps, she had the advantage with her Umbreon...not a type advantage perhaps if in case it entailed battling, but him being a nocturnal Pokemon...unless of course it was merely Combee they were going to be dealing with. Combee were easy, too easy in fact, even though Noctis happened to be at a disadvantage. She had a good feeling about this...she just had to do well...
"Wait guys, tread with caution, I have a feeling something bad's going to happen." Freya warned as they finally reached the ranch, where several other trainers were gathered. Monica put a hand on Freya's shoulder and squeezed it, assuring her that nothing seemed off...so far. Once they got inside, Monica stood behind Nao, waiting for Freya to finish registering. Once she was done however, Nao did not move forward.
"So, I supposed we would be sitting by the side to provide you with mental support, as acquaintances would do ? I trust that you would put on your best performance, miss Yamamoto." He said. Monica just stepped forward and registered for the contest, which was indeed a honey-gathering contest and not a Contest-contest. Nao was probably a bit too thick-headed to notice that, she thought.
"Damn, Nao...this isn't a Pokemon Contest...why would everyone be in street clothes in the first place? C'mon, don't be a such a...guastafeste. Why, afraid to lose to ladies?" She exclaimed, then taunted as she draped an arm around his shoulder casually before letting go and punching his arm lightly.