(ooc: this is kind of weak but I had to catch up somehow -- I wish I was on more so I could keep up with the rapid posts agh.)
The rest of the morning seemed to be pretty normal. The gang went to a place called Growlithe's Homestyle Grill. It was a small place, but quaint. Kai enjoyed the feeling of tranquility it gave him. Like a warm cottage in some forest, with all the bricks that made the walls, and the large fireplace. Kai loved the sound of fire cracking soflty – reminded him of his camping trips back in Alola. Back home. Kai had to admit, he was starting to get homesick. Hoenn was nice, but nothing could really match home. A good portion of the night, Kai spent remembering all the nice times he had with his childhood friends, and how much he missed that. He sort of wished he hadn't come to Hoenn.
Just before he had fallen asleep, though, he remembered how he wouldn't have met the people he was currently surrounded with if he was still home. It was an odd bunch, sure, but colorful, and full of different personalities, pasts, and Kai felt like he had already connected to them. As cliche as it may have sounded, they were like a home away from home.
"Hm?" Kai was shaken out of his trans by the waitress. "Oh, my order," he chuckled, a bit ashamed of how absent-minded he could get. "Eggs and bacon seems alright." He scanned the rest of the table. Someone else started ordering after him. Laika was laying next to Kai's feet – the Growlithe's Homestyle Grill staff had a pet Pokemon allowed policy, or so it seemed. Laika made Kai think of Saorise, and, coincidentally, the redhead jumped up from her seat after she had ordered, and ran towards the bathroom. It was... Odd. Kai wasn't sure what to make of it. He felt glued to his seat, having trouble deciding if it was alright to just stay there, or to go after her. Because something must have been wrong for Saorise to react that way, and he knew someone had to investigate. No one else seemed to have minded the outburst, though that was just from first glance. But the boy still didn't move, and just stared towards the bathroom. It was just ... Kai wasn't sure if the two were close enough for it to be acceptable to ... comfort each other? That's dumb, Kai though to himself after finding the reason he was unable to react. No matter their closeness, a person should always help another in need – that's Alolan principle number one. And, following the ways of his ancestors, Kai got up from his seat as well. "I'll be right back," he quietly excused himself.
Now, Kai wasn't sure what he would do. But he kept walking. Laika noticed his absence, so she quickly ran towards the boy, small feet tapping on the wooden floor. Almost to the rythm of the cracking fire. She's in the women's bathroom, Kai thought. Of course she was. He was suddenly worried; What would everyone think about a boy going into a girl's bathroom? They'd think he was a perv, that's what. But, I'm not!, He defended himself in his mind, even though there was no need to. Kai couldn't back out now that he was here. Maybe Saorise really needed help. Or maybe she just needed to go to the bathroom? He sighed. Whatever the case, it'd be best to check.
Kai knocked on the door. "Saorise?" he called out. No one answered, and Kai's stomach knotted up. He was probably being a creep. He should've probably left, but he couldn't move from his spot, again. "Are you- you alright in there?" he asked again, and he sweared he could hear soft cries. Kai's hand, against all common sense, ended up on the doorknob, and don't, Kai don't, you're being an idiot--
He only opened the door a little bit, but it seemed like Saorise was bent over the sink. Her face was covered by her long, red hair, but Kai could still sense something was off. "I didn't mean to be a bother, I just go worried, and-" he stuttered, but stopped after Laika managed to crawl her way through the door, and rub her head against Saorise's leg. Kai wanted to stop the Poochyena, but he then remembered how well they got along, and... It might not have been the worst idea Kai had. He stayed behind the door, deciding that the girl did need privacy after all, but hesitantly asked, "Do you want to... Talk?"