[ When the video comes on it’s pretty clear that Aradia is pointing it at something not her. Mostly because what is on the screen? Is Jake English, freaking out with two baby pokemon - a buneary and a wooper - in his lap while two eggs are clearly in the process of hatching before him. The baby pokemon are being fairly noisy and clearly want attention and possibly to be fed. There’s some quiet laughter from behind the gear, but Aradia’s not making fun of the situation. She’s just. Amused. And excited!! Baby pokemon are totally her thing, okay. ]
They keep hatching! What do I do?! I’m quickly running out of arms to hold them with over here!
[ There’s some more laughter, but Aradia props the gear up nearby so it still has a shot and comes around front to sit down by the eggs. ]
Well, we’re lucky I have two arms, too, right? And I’ve got some food mixed up, too. Don’t worry!! You’re doing great. Look how cute they are!
[ She sounds fairly at ease, and apparently chose a good time to sit down, because it looks like we’re getting a baby bulbasaur into the mix. Hey there, little one! Aradia’s just going to reach over for the bulbasaur, going to clean it off as she hums. Jake sighs as he fights the buneary off from trying to steal his glasses. Those are off-limits to ALL Pokemon. ]
You’re a lifesaver and I don’t know what I’d do without you, Aradia. I didn’t expect four of them to hatch all at once, though!
[ He suddenly gives her a mock suspicious look. ]
Are any of yours hatching today, too?
No, I’ve got a few more days before any hatch. The Pichu eggs should hatch...in three or four days? And that’s the soonest. [ So they’ll have even more baby pokemon in three or four days. Yeah. Speaking of, there is one last egg...] Oh, that’s the Swablu egg, right? [ She’s excited to see the Swablu. She’s never seen one in person before. ]
Ah, yes, that’s certainly--
[ Oh. That’s definitely not a blue Swablu. ]
... [ Jake kind of. Stares at it. Aradia is also sort of staring at it, a thoughtful little frown on her face. She picks up the pokemon, juggling bulbasaur over gently, and the Swablu seems to be healthy, despite the colour... ]
He seems to be fine - I’m not sure why he’s yellow. I’ve never seen much variation in the colours for species so far! [ At all, really. Baby Swablu sorry you’re being manhandled, but at least she’s being gentle about it. And, oh. Maybe she should break out the pokesnacks...with no free hands. Give her a second to settle you in her lap and reach back for the stuff she prepared. Weird colours or no, pokemon need to eat! ]
Ohmygosh I have a Tweety Bird!!
[ No, Jake didn’t hear a word of what Aradia said. He’s too preoccupied with the fact that he’s got what looks like a canary. ]
I thought it was a Swablu? But it’s a Tweety Bird pokebeast? [ People who never watched cartoons as children, even the Troll equivalents: Aradia Megido.
While Jake starts to correct her, the pokegear falls off of the table it was on, cutting off. Whoops.
Red is Aradia, green is Jake! Replies will come from either Aradia or Jake, but probably both; thread-jacking will happen and is fine. Any friends in Violet can alternately hit up Jake's room in person if they know where it is and want in on all this baby pokemon action. ]