Meredith didn’t expect that the first words she shared with the stranger Nidoran had led her to would be friendly ones. After the meeting with the horrible Noah person the previous day, she half expected every boy she met to be as rude as he had been. Seeing the smile on this guy’s face however, Meredith could already feel her doubts lifting. Regardless, her instincts told her to hold her guard, just until she knew if he was trustworthy or not.
“Um, thanks, I guess,” Was all she replied with to his comment, glancing down at Nidoran to admire her Pokémon’s cuteness briefly before looking back up at the boy. Nidoran, meanwhile, instantly took a liking to the boy, trotting up to him with as much smile on his face as he could manage, waiting for a pat.
Gawking at her Pokemon just walking up to a stranger like that, Meredith contemplated the situation in her head quickly. Nidoran wouldn’t have approached this dude if he thought he was a bad guy. So maybe this guy could help them get out of here. Better to be upfront than dwell here any longer. That damned Heracross might still be on their trail.
“Do you know the way out of here?” The words almost fell out of Meredith’s mouth very quickly, before she glanced at Nidoran who stood at the boy’s feet, nodding his head. “I’m Meredith, by the way.”