Strange Things Happen When You Least Expect 'Em II

Chapter 1

"The Recovery"

The next morning, Rosella woke up and found herself lying in the bed that Maxie had allowed her to use while she was with them.  She still felt sleepy, but she assumed that it was just a side effect of the potions she had been given recently. 

Just then there was a knock on the door and someone called, "Rosella, are you awake?"

"Yes."  Rosella replied.

Now the voice said, "Okay."  Before it asked, "Can I come in?"

"If you want."  Rosella replied tiredly.

Now the door opened and Maxie entered, and he walked over to the bed and looked down at her.

"Do you still feel tired?"  Maxie asked her.

"Yes, and I don't know why."  Rosella replied.

Now Maxie said, "It's probably just side effects from the potions you were forced to take.  You should rest, and I'll make sure that you're cared for until the side effects wear off."

"Okay."  Rosella replied.

"I'll be right back, I'm going to go get you something to eat."  Maxie said.

"Okay."  Rosella said.

Maxie left her room and returned a few minutes later with some cereal for her, and he gave it to Rosella.

"There you go, eat up now."  Maxie said.

Rosella sat up to eat and ate her breakfast, then she handed the bowl back to Maxie and laid back, and Maxie set the bowl down and tucked her in some more.

"Why don't you get some more sleep?  I'll check in on you periodically to see how you're doing."  Maxie asked.

Rosella closed her eyes and fell asleep, and Maxie picked up the bowl and left her room.  True to his word, Maxie did check in on her, but Rosella didn't awaken again until the next morning.  The next day, Maxie came to check on her and brought her some food to eat, and she ate it when Maxie gave it to her.

Now Maxie asked after she'd eaten, "Do you feel any better now?"

"Yes, I feel a lot better now."  Rosella replied.

"Good, then you may resume your journey, and for heaven's sakes be careful!  I won't always be here to rescue you, you know."

"I'll try." Rosella replied.

Now Maxie said, "I don't want you to try, I want you to promise me that you'll be careful."

"Okay, I promise."  Rosella replied.

"Good.  Now come on, I'll take you as far as the Petalburg Beach, then I'll leave you."  Maxie said.

Rosella climbed out of bed and picked up her backpack, and followed Maxie out her room and out of his base.  Maxie took Rosella through Mauville City, into Veranturf, went through the cave, walked into Rustboro and walked through it and out of Rustboro, and into the Petalburg Forest, before Maxie took Rosella close to the Petalburg Beach.

"This is as far as I'll go with you.  Remember to be careful."  Then with that, Maxie left Rosella.