...o again see the sun. She took a breath of fresh air and began down the short road to the city.
On the outskirts, a few more trainers looking to prepare for the local gym challenged Dawn, but her team creamed them all. Aside from Trey, she'd won so all her matches that morning and her Pokemon were stronger than the competition. She felt good as she went into the town, dropping by the pokemon center for some rest and lunch.
With her stomach full and her pokemon rejuvenated, she began her trek to the gym, whispering words of encouragement to herself as the gym grew.
It grew as she approached, the sight more and more glorious as she climbed the steep hill. She was going to do it, she was going to-
Markus, running up the other side of the hill, hit the peak when Dawn did, crashing into her.
"Markus, what the hell?" Dawn screamed as she stood up, brushing some dirt off her skirt.
"Sorry, Dawn. I was on my way to the mine. One of the trainers says the gym leader isn't there, but that he might be at the mine, so that's where I'm going." He spoke so fast that Dawn just looked at him funny. "I'll see you later, Dawn." With that, he ran down the hill..
Dawn just shook her head and watched the blond-haired boy run downhill, stifling a laugh when he slipped and tumbled the rest of the way down.
But that laugh turn to concern when he landed, screaming. She rushed down the hill to see if he was alright.
"I think I broke my ankl...