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 bruised knees, bruised egos, acerola + nanu
Boo!
13
POSTS
Alola REGION

age
19
played by
Ariel
Oct 13 2017, 02:31 PM


Once a month Acerola actually makes the effort to drag herself out to Po Town to visit her uncle. She normally couldn't be bothered to walk out to a little town she cares nothing about just to visit some old-timer she liked when she was younger, but now with the invention of skateboarding (thanks to Archie, the genius, though she would never let him know that) she no longer could use the excuse that it was too far away or that her feet hurt.

Not saying that she didn't love her uncle, for not really being her uncle she loved him more than she loved anyone else. In fact, if she thought about it, he was the closest thing to family she had, besides her pokémon, duh.

Most of them were hanging out in their pokéballs right now, for the exception of Blimp and Pikachu. Pikachu was trying his hardest to hang on to her shoulder, despite not having any actual hands or claws to cling to her with he was doing a pretty good job of not falling off, though he did give a lurch or two that scared Acerola enough. She settled for trying to hold him up with one hand while she used the other to balance her, trying so hard to get into the regular groove that skating was supposed to require, though she rarely ever got that far. Pikachu didn't have to fall at all, Acerola normally did that enough for both of them. She wasn't that good at skating, though she enjoyed it, and it was apparent to anyone watching by the way she kept tripping over herself and the board, sending her and Pikachu headfirst into too many bushes to count. Twigs and leaves jut out from her hair in every which way, but she ignored them as she pressed on, trying to concentrate on making it to her destination in one piece and holding her pokémon up.

Her other pokémon didn't need any help. Blimp drifted along at a peaceful pace, turning back every once in a while to check where her trainer was. Eventually she had enough of waiting and offered the ends of her arms to Acerola, who looked at Pikachu and shrugged, grabbing onto the Drifblim and letting her pull her the rest of the way.

With the help of Blimp they arrived in Po Town without any further injuries (though both of Acerola's knees were spotted with blood from earlier accidents). Acerola, board under her arm, trudged up to the front of the grimy house her uncle lived in and rang the doorbell, thoughtfully curling her dirty hair around her finger.

Ulaula Kahuna
11
POSTS
Alola REGION

age
47
played by
chava
Oct 19 2017, 10:45 AM


At this point, he's not even surprised to open the door and find Acerola, covered in dirt and leaves and scratches, looking like she's just fought her way through Alola's densest jungles, standing at his doorstep like this is perfectly normal. In truth, this is normal—or it has become normal, somehow, although Nanu's still not quite sure how Acerola went from an annoyingly persistent child to whatever she is right now. Nanu lets out a sigh upon seeing her disheveled state, holding the door open for her before closing it behind her. He pushes back a few Meowth as he does so, trying to keep them from swiping at the Drifblim's arms.

"I'm making food," he says, heading back to the kitchen to check on the rice cooker. "Loco moco," he adds, stifling a yawn with the back of his hand. He slept well into the afternoon, but he's still exhausted and it's only by sheer willpower that he's even up at all. He's making food—and when he makes food, it's usually in large quantities so he doesn't have to make it repeatedly—and he has several pots and pans all out, some food already stored away in containers in the fridge. He tries making rewēna bread, but it turned out too hard and pieces of it have now been transformed into small play toys for the Meowths.

[sorry this is so short ;o;]

Boo!
13
POSTS
Alola REGION

age
19
played by
Ariel
Oct 19 2017, 11:29 AM


"Wassup, unc?" Acerola laughs out loud at Nanu's appearance, trailing inside after him without shutting the door behind her. Thankfully, Blimp pushed it to a close without any of his precious meowth escaping, as they were too interested in the drifblim's swinging arms to wander into the outside. Blimp elevated herself, narrowly missing the outstretched claws of the meowth below her. She gazed blankly down at them until they lost interest and ambled off to where Acerola was now sitting on Nanu's couch. "You just wake up?" She giggles, letting one of the meowth crawl into her lap, eyeing Pikachu warily.

Acerola was delighted that he was cooking. Jumping up (sending both the meowth and Pikachu tumbling to the ground), she bounded over and peered into one of the pots. Happy with what she saw, she stuck her finger into the gravy and licked it, humming happily. "Wow, that's good!" She went to dip her finger in again.
Ulaula Kahuna
11
POSTS
Alola REGION

age
47
played by
chava
Oct 23 2017, 05:56 PM


He grunts noncommittally in response to Acerola's question, raising one shoulder in a half-shrug. She always asks, even though the answer's usually the same: he's tired, he's either spent the entire day sleeping or he wishes he spent the entire day sleeping, and Team Skull is still around.

Speaking of—

"You should be careful coming around here." It's a warning he's given many times, but it's never seemed to deter Acerola. Neither, apparently, has the local gang setting up shop here. "Most of them are punks, but some are serious business." Fatherly advice given, he returns his attention to the food, grimacing when Acerola sticks an unwashed hand in his food.

"Wash up," he clucks. He reaches over and plucks a twig out of her hair as if to prove his point.

Boo!
13
POSTS
Alola REGION

age
19
played by
Ariel
Oct 26 2017, 07:47 PM


Acerola pauses mid-dip, slowly retracting her finger and swiftly licking the rest of the gravy off of it, wiping her hand on the back of her pants. She smiles at her self-proclaimed uncle, a bit too widely, and with a little bit of gravy staining her teeth.

As soon as Nanu begins lecturing, which isn't really lecturing as much as just warnings given out of love, her smile falters, just a little bit, before she pastes it right back on. Even with his good intentions it was still annoying. She loves him with all her heart, and she had expected this since it was a normal part of their relationship ever since Acerola was old enough to make decisions for herself.

She rolls her eyes playfully, or at least she pretends. Part of her wants him to know that she's annoyed, tired of the same old lecture, and maybe he'll stop trying to tell her what to do. Another part of her knows he's just worried, but that doesn't stop her from not listening (after all, she is Acerola, she never listens).

She smiles. "Who are, uncle?" She knew, but she was just being a smart-ass like she tended to be. She knew Team Skull stole pokémon, and that she should care, but for some reason she didn't. They didn't mess with her, probably too scared of her pokémon to try anything, and so they maintained a truce, fuck all else.

She lets him pluck the bits and pieces of nature from her hair, rolling her eyes affectionately, hoping he could tell the difference between each eye roll emotion by now. "I haven't washed up since I was twelve." Still, she trudges reluctantly to the bathroom, coming back with shining hands and face – her hair in a little bit less of a disarray.

Ulaula Kahuna
11
POSTS
Alola REGION

age
47
played by
chava
Oct 30 2017, 09:05 PM


Nanu's never thought of having children. He has no siblings, so there are no nieces or nephews in his life, though he's sure if he were to look hard enough, he'd find some distant relative thrice-removed on the islands under the age of twenty. But he doesn't talk to them, and he's never been much of a parental figure to just about anyone. There were people who worked under him when he worked with the international police, of course, but he doesn't see how being someone's boss can equate to being someone's father, even if it feels a little bit similar when it comes to Acerola.

He didn't set out to become a parental figure to her. He thought she was annoying, at first, and that annoyance has turned into frustration over all the little things—but mostly how she keeps putting herself in harm's way. Nanu's sure his father views him in a similar fashion. Maybe that's the nature of children and parents.

With who, Uncle? she says, grinning, knowing exactly how to pull his strings. He doesn't rise to anger easily, and instead sighs, mumbling, "You know exactly who." She does, and she knows he knows she does, and yet he's spotted her more times than he can count in Po Town, happy as can be.

"That's why you'll never get a boyfriend. Or girlfriend." He gives as good as he gets, and he's comfortable enough with her to crack a joke, knowing she'll understand it as that even if he's not smiling. She comes back from the bathroom a little cleaner, barely presentable, and he supposes that's the best he can ask for from a girl like Acerola.

"You have any trainers lately?" Po Town's been quiet recently, and he doesn't know if Team Skull has been scaring off any potential trial-goers. He doesn't know what he'd do if they had; he doesn't like the thought of moving. Plus, he doesn't think there's a landlord on any of the islands that will let him move in with a dozen plus Meowth.


Boo!
13
POSTS
Alola REGION

age
19
played by
Ariel
Nov 13 2017, 04:03 PM


Acerola is extremely grateful, not only to Nanu, but to everyone in Alola for sort of adopting her after... after. She doesn't like to think about it – the fact that she doesn't remember her parents' face (the memory of them burned down like everything else in the fire) – but that is the past, and she has now and the future, with her uncle Nanu and the rest of Alola. Of course, she'll never voice her love for any of them, just kind of expecting them to know how she feels, because she doesn't even know what she is feeling half the time.

She does love Nanu especially, and even though she's lapsed out of the time when she used to state it many times every day and get upset when he'd only grunt back, she knows that they love each other.

Acerola grimaces playfully at the mention of a boyfriend, but then blanches quite realistically when he mentions a girlfriend, as if she'd be into that (which she is, but she never expected Nanu to know). She's flustered, blushing, twisting her hands together. "What, yuck!" She stutters halfheartedly, wanting to ask how he knew.

She's glad when he switches the subject, and hops on it right away. "Ah, no, how about you?" No one's had many challengers lately, and she supposes that it's for the same reason that people tend to avoid Alola altogether nowadays, once a tropical paradise now overrun by thugs that turn places into, well, like Po Town. She knows Nanu hasn't had any challengers, but it's all fine and dandy for the both of them, living quietly doing their own thing while Team Skull runs rampant, for the moment, but they're the kind of people that are dumb and will run themselves into the ground before anyone has to do it for them.

Ulaula Kahuna
11
POSTS
Alola REGION

age
47
played by
chava
Nov 15 2017, 06:05 PM


"You're old enough for that stuff, aren't you?" He scratches at his jaw absentmindedly, checking the rice again and stirring it around. She's not a little girl anymore, much as he might think she is; she's past the age of thinking boys (or girls, for that matter) carry cooties. It isn't really his business and he won't push it if she doesn't want to talk about it. He's forty-seven and his love life is as dead as it can get, so it's not like he has the right to push her into finding someone.

He's admittedly relieved when she tells him there haven't been any trial-goers. He might berate himself about being a bad Kahuna (and continue to be a bad Kahuna despite this), but he doesn't really want to end up in the history books as the first Kahuna ever fired. He's not even sure how that'd work. Maybe Tapu Bulu would just drop him off a cliff and leave it at that. He's not entirely convinced he would mind.

"Might have to talk to Hala about that," he says. Hala is their unofficial boss and, even islands away, he always seems to be able to keep an eye on what's going on in their respective islands. Nanu knows Team Skull members have been found bothering locals and tourists alike on the other islands, but this is their only headquarters as far as he's aware. Still, police presence hasn't exactly been increased here in the past few months, and with his silence on the matter, Team Skull has only been left to terrorize whoever they want without abandon.

He opens the pantry for some spices he needs and sighs to find his Sableye in there, chewing on what looks like a piece broken off a Carbink. He can only hope it was a spare gem and not something belonging to any Pokémon. "That's disgusting," he mutters, moving past it and grabbing what he needs. His Sableye, surprisingly, looks up from her meal, apparently spotting Acerola, and wanders over to her, jumping onto a nearby counter and grabbing Acerola's arm, apparently looking for Dys.


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