"Why do you have to keep following me around?" Keith asked, irritated, as he continue his fast-walking; following the trail through the forest.
"Because we're rivals. We have to travel together so that I can make sure you don't get ahead of me. We have to stay neck and neck. You know?" Lance explained, like it should be obvious to Keith, as he jogged to catch up with Keith and match their paces. Keith rolled his eyes but allowed the other to walk beside him.
Keith had met Lance a couple days ago by chance. He had been traveling around looking for some new pokemon to add to his team. Lucky enough, there had been an event at one of the nearby pokemon centers where they were giving out pokemon that had been left behind to good homes. The nurses weren't able to take care of them all anymore. It was sad that they were left behind in the first place but at least now they had a second chance. Keith had decided to adopt the torchic that had been following him around the center the entire time