Location: Littleroot Town — Outside of Professor Birch's Lab
"I know what you mean. This reminds me of Twinleaf town." His voice is soft as memories flash across his mind, his home region of Sinnoh was where it had all begun. Soren's next question has Yuu snorting with laughter, raising his arms to cross them behind his head. "I come from Sinnoh, and if I'm to assume right you come from Kanto. I'd say it's Fate that brought us together." He's teasing the other, but that part of him that had grown up listening to the stories his parents told him as hard to keep in check.
Ace circles above them quietly, sometimes dropping down to deliver gentle nips to Dash or Soren before flying back up. The town wasn't large but Yuu loved it, the lab was the focal point and soon enough they were standing before it. Soren's words had Yuu smiling, his arms dropping to his sides. He too wanted to take part in the gym challenge here, but also in what were becoming his mothers favorite events to watch: Contests.
He was just about the speak, but be was interrupted by the front door slamming open and a series of cries filling the air. Jerking his gaze up he had only a second to see three different colored Pokémon heading towards them before he was slammed into. Yelping as he fell onto his back Yuu was momentarily left seeing stars, before a beak was nudging against his cheek.
Well that wasn't the welcome I'm sure you were expecting. Sorry about that, boys!" Yuu blinks upwards at the voice to see man in green shorts, a blue shirt and a white lab coat stabring just inside the doorway. He's smiling but it looks sheepish, a hand lifts to rub behind his head. "Torchic, Treeko and Mudkip come on it's lunch time." The man adds as he moves forward, the three Pokémon on his chest don't budge one bit.
"Are you Professor Birch?" Yuu asks with another blink, slowly shifting so that he's siting upright. The three Pokémon who he recognizes by pictures but not names, move off of him but stay close. Smiling he stands and pats his clothes, a hand lifting to rub Ace's head when he lands on his shoulder.
"Yes I am, let's head inside and get these three settled in. My assistant Joshua has extra food if your Pokémon want any, would you mind if I examine them by the way? A Pichu is unheard of here as is a Starly..." Professor Birch trails off as he offers Yuu a hand, once on his feet the three starters dash inside excitedly.
Glancing at Soren as he moves inside the lab, he can't help but shrug and smile. Such an odd first meeting, Ace chirps before taking off to no doubt expire.