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Sasha ([personal profile] throughthefireandflames) wrote in [community profile] the_grid2013-08-29 11:08 pm

The Winter of Fire

On paper it sounded like a terrible idea. The introduction of a human trainer into the Fire Dojo. Someone who clearly wasn't a fire type, nor a band member specializing in a particular instrument; this was akin to inviting the conductor. Yet it also seemed like the most natural thing after all that had happened and she almost wondered why she hadn't suggested it before. Sasha still remembered when she had been her feelings of fear, hate and personal doubt had clouded her judgement and made her fearful.

Perhaps Red didn't have the exact same feelings, but if anything, Sasha longed to bring back some of that spark in him that she felt had been extinguished by all the recent events. Hell, she still felt some of it herself, but the training here had been good to her. Truth was harsh. Cold. Hard.

But perseverance would prevail, no matter what others might think of them or who they were.

As they passed the city still licking its wounds from the war, the Charizard landed close to the fire dojo gently, stark contrast to when she had first come here more than a year ago, dark and in the rain. As she let her trainer down, Sasha reverted to her humanoid form, standing beside him before leading Red to the front door.

"So Boss, you ready for this? ...They won't go easy on you."

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