An elder woman stepped out of the massive shadow the bike road cast on the path I was supposed to follow. I felt hunger dawn on me.
The woman looked rested and calm. She told me I looked stressed, that what I needed was a good rest in the shade, and I could also make the most of the stone tables and maybe eat lunch. My stomach agreed.
She had been walking for quite a while since she did not possess a bike to travel along the upper route. She didn’t mind though. The low road provided with some pleasant vistas and a leisurely walk.
I thanked the woman for the information and made my way into the shadow.
The coolness provided by the shade was like a balm on my head and after my eyes adjusted to the lack of light, I could make out a couple of stone tables and benches spread out. One of them had a couple sharing a meal, one of the others was a nothing more than a bed for a worn out trainer and two of his pokémon.
I walked towards the third one and set up my lunch. Putting out food for my friends.
Lunch was good, so much so that the lazyness hit me like a ton of bricks and I couldn’t help but doze off a bit. Both Shelly and Splash took my cue and rested with me… me of course taking on the role of a pillow.