Roxy idly weaved her way through the crowd at the marketplace, eyeing everything as she passed. She was quite taken with some Pokedolls in one booth, but knew she couldn't afford them. Besides, she had a gym leader to pay a visit to!
After leaving the market, she discovered the gym in a secluded area set back from all the hubbub of the docks, aged steps leading to the automatic doors. Ralts was pressed against her jeans, not bothering to hide the shiver that was creeping up his body. Roxy took a deep breath and pounded up the steps, trying to push the lingering fear out of her mind. She walked through the deserted entryway and stepped inside the main gym, which spread out before her like a barren desert.
"H-hello?" she ventured. "I'm ready for my match..."