If there is one thing about the Dimensional Gates that Axel greatly dislikes, it would be their occasional tendency to screw up destinations. Sometimes, the screw up would be only be somewhat off from the intended destination while other times… well… let’s just say it would more than “somewhat off”, to put it lightly.
Thank the gods that this particular screw up wasn’t so bad. If it had been an different case… well, let’s just say that the younger demon’s patience wouldn’t last for longer, especially if Alexander decided to open his mouth (which would definitely resulted in him eventually getting smacked).
Anyhow, moving on.
"Hm? Oh, well, alright." He chuckles a bit. "Yeah. It’d probably be for the best anyway, especially since they’re much more used to my unannounced visits." His tendency to often visit them unannounced, especially back then when the group hadn’t warmed up to him yet, probably had some contributed to that, but he isn’t gonna mentioned that.
Approaching the closed front door, the blonde Dark Hero does something that he probably hasn’t done before with his human friends. What’d that be? Why, he knocks on the door. Oh, and he yells out an greeting in case that wasn’t enough to draw their attention.
"HEEEEY! HEEEY GUYS! IT’S ME, AXEL! MIND OPENING THE DOOR AND LETTING ME AND ALEXANDER IN? I’D REALLY APPRECIATE IT!~"
… Axel, I don’t think it was necessary to yell that loudly. Like seriously, the entire region probably heard ya with how loud you were. 8|
It was a rather quiet and calm – or as calm as one could get in the region of Orre, especially with the latest events that happened recently with the Pyrite Mines – day surprisingly around the Hideout considering all of the characters living in the structure. They were looking into Miror’s status to the best of their ability with their resources, but it was to no avail as not much had been done about picking up the debris. Looking for any that had possibly been caught in the cave in was a struggle while gaining access to the former entrance was still in process. The ONBS building was on limited access themselves until it was determined that the building was safe to be in due to being directly next to the former mines.
Everyone was so preoccupied in what they were doing, be it researching the damage, cleaning up, etc., that they and even their Pokémon roaming free did not notice the presence of the two demons until Axel let out a bellow alerting them all of their visit, causing a majority if not all to practically jump out of their skin. Little did the two demons know that a certain Dragon had been napping and basking in the sun when they came by and shouted, startling it right awake and making it rather cranky.
Agrev appeared at one of the top windows and glared down at them. “Do you HAVE to scream that loud?! Why can’t you just come over like any normal–,” he stopped when he heard the Salamence throw her head over the railing roaring loudly, and jerked his head up to peer at the Dragon. “Shit!”
“Oh, dear… You’ve woken Titan up,” a sighed came. Wakin appeared at the window horizontal to the other. “She can be quite cranky when she’s woken up abruptly, especially when she’s not ready.” The two Snagem Admins glanced back into the building, listening to someone. Wakin nodded taking something and leaned halfway out of the window with a Poké Ball, calling the Salamence back into it. “Sorry, for the rude awakening, girl,” he murmured and handled it back to someone before turning his attention back to Axel and Alex. “Someone should be opening the door in a moment. I must say that I am surprised that you are not doing your usual method of entry.”
“I think I prefer the other – whatever that might be – if you’re going about trying new ways,” Agrev scowled.
“I see you’re both back in your bodies now,” Jedo noted smiling a bit at them, joining Agrev at his window as they shared half of it.
A voice suddenly appeared in Alex’s mind, hoping to give him a quick head’s up. “I knew you would be back before long,” Wisteria, the Gardevoir from prior giggled lightly. “I apologize for entering your mind without permission again, but it is of an urgent matter that I do. You see, we’ve recently learned of some damage that was done to the mines in Pyrite Town. I take it you have found Miror B. I do warn you now, some here; specifically those whom you met prior are not very pleased by the events, dear.”
That was all she said before the front door opened to reveal Wes giving Axel an exasperated look, and he certainly wasn’t the only. As the doors opened more, Rui, David, Biden, Raquel, Jinok and Golit came into view with him. Golit snuck a glare at Alex before Jinok reined him back in, scolding him under his breathe.
“Can’t you ever just knock like everyone else,” Wes muttered.
“Now where’s the fun in that,” David smirked. “Gotta make a dramatic entrance and keep everyone on their toes.”
“You’re not helping.”
“Good to see you two are both back in your rightful bodies. I hope getting rid of that button wasn’t too much trouble this time around,” Raquel stated smiling at them.
“That button is the least of their concerns now,” Biden mumbled, earning a swift smack to the arm and a look from Raquel.
“I hope you didn’t have too much trouble returning home and were not too late for whatever it was that you needed to attend. I know the desert can be quite easy to get turned around in. I do have to ask that while we appreciate the parting gift, I think that axe out front is better suited with you,” Hobble said placidly to Alex.
“Just go with it. This is what we told Axel when he asked about how some of us met you already. You came to look around the world out of curiosity, but got turned around and asked for directions to return home,” another voice mentally told Alex. An Espeon had appeared next to Wes to relay some private information that they didn’t want Axel hearing. Rory finally asked the question they were all wondering.
“Is Miror all right?”