babel_hacker: (Watching you go)
[He’s gone. Keisuke’s gone.

Atsuro should’ve known this would happen, again. That Johto would take him away, just like it easily brought his friend here. But a part of him believed both him and Keisuke could try settling in Johto, or even Kanto, for the long term. If they can’t leave this world, then it might not be all that bad.

But just like that, Johto just shattered his idle thoughts for that idea very easily.

He wonders why he’s still here so for long. Everyone else he knows went home, but he’s still here for over a year and went through two birthdays. Is there someone who decides who comes in and leave, or is it truly random?

Atsuro cancelled the automatic message, which told him about Keisuke’s number being out of service, and ready himself for an announcement.

Hey, guys… [Dammit, his tone of voice makes it too obvious about his feelings. Keisuke’s departure shakes him up more than he expected. He almost switches over to text. Texting is easier for him to tell lies and control what he can “say” to people, unlike talking.


He stare at the incomplete, unsent text, before going back to recording his voice. He won’t hide behind letters, this time.

After a while of silence, Atsuro’s back and talking. He’s calmer now, but calm doesn’t mean he’s feeling any better.

For anyone that knows him, Keisuke Takagi’s back home now. I got four of his Pokemon with me. [Andromeda, the Gardevoir, just sit down next to him. The psychic type can easily read his emotions and mood.] Did anyone else got the rest of his Pokemon?

[What goes unsaid is the obvious “I hope you take care of them”. He knows he will, but Atsuro wonders if Keisuke’s Pokemon will be fine under new trainers.]

...Thanks for taking a moment out of your time to listen.

[If anyone want to see Atsuro, he'd be sitting outside on a bench in Goldenrod. With him is a Gardevoir, who's still sitting next to him, and a Jumpluff on his lap.] this rate, I don't really need to catch any new Pokemon.

[Hah, yeah, that's not really funny.]
babel_hacker: (Seeking Answers - Even harsh truths)
[Atsuro doesn't look as cheerful as he normally does when the feed turned on. He looks sad, even if he try not to show it. Despite his self-control, it slips sometimes.]

...Kazu and Yuzu ['Yuzu', not 'Yoohoo'. When things are serious and he doesn't need to lighten things up, he use her real name.] went home.

[He knows. It's easy for him to discover that his best friend went back. He's practically the reason why Atsuro rush over to Mahogany as fast as possible.

It's when he tried to text Yuzu about Kazu's disappearance and got the unmistakeable, automatic message, that it really sank in. He hesitated on calling the gigolo, but when he finally did, the same message spoke out of his 'Gear.

So it's just him and Midori left, huh?

I'll...head to Blackthorn City next. It's closer than Azalea, anyway. Just need to prepare myself for the Ice Path.

[To anyone in Mahogany, they can find him at the PokeMart, picking out items he'll need for the journey ahead.]
babel_hacker: (Seeking Answers - Even harsh truths)
Hiro and Naoya went home.

If anyone found their Pokemon, please take care of them.

[That's it. Atsuro stare down at his PokeGear, before he eventually press 'send'. Antec, his Lanturn and closest Pokemon, is watching him with a worried expression.]

(ooc: Late post about it for a number of reasons, but here it is!)