That sounds like a pain in the butt(no pun intended). I hope you're back to sitting down in a normal fashion soon. :D
Both of those sound like good ideas, though I have another. I could possibly write up a draft outlining only what the Hoothoot does as they walk across to Oak town, and we could collaborate in writing the pair's reactions and dialogue to make a nice and flowing conversation. In doing that, I feel we can work on the character interaction separately to the Hoothoot.
That sounds quite amusing actually, I was thinking about either getting lost on the way, or return journey due to the dark, the hoothoot idea does sound quite good too.
I'll write up a draft, and PM you it, if you like, and then we can add in conversation/whatnot together? Or if you fancy, you could write it up and Pm me it, I didn't have any particular plan for the journey so it would be mostly improv if I write it :p
Glad to hear you're on the mend! If it makes you feel any better, [at my expense]; I fell over in the recent icy conditions and fractured my Coccyx [tailbone] Now it hurts to sit down, much to the amusement to everyone who knows me.
I'm feeling a lot better biologically speaking, thanks.
As for ideas for the journey... I was thinking maybe the two could be bothered on their way to Oak Town by a mischievous Hoothoot. Perhaps Indie and Gwen could have a competition to catch it because of how much the two are bothered by it? I envision hijinks due to how dark it will be. What do you think?