The Deino had already awoken abruptly to the sound of a slamming door. Noting that PK seemed so upset, she was quick to hop to her feet and help out!
The night went on as the Kecleon and Deino sorted out piles of Pokedollars within PK’s quarters. It was second nature for PK, but Sandy had a bit more trouble thanks to her flat feet. She would resort to simply forming a neat pile of dollars and gradually sliding them over into another pile under her forefoot, counting each one. This obviously wasn’t her strong suit.
“Sorry you have to do this...” PK broke the silence by apologizing. At least she seemed to have calmed down.
Sandy simply shook her head. “It’s okay. Why doesn’t Shroomsworth want to do it?” she asked curiously.
It was certainly a mystery! Even PK could only shrug as she sorted Pokedollars from one pile to another. “Beats me. All he did was make excuses. I bet he’s just being lazy!” she concluded.
There was brief silence as Sandy slid a few more Poke into a counted pile, then paused in thought. “Why would he do that if he likes counting money? Maybe there’s something wrong.”
The realization made PK pause too. Why WOULD he refuse to do this? Was he really sick? Maybe something else was wrong... she had to know! It was interfering with his duties as a Guild Leader! … Though, maybe she was a little worried. Maybe. Slightly.
“You’re right.” PK set the last Pokedollar she had picked up aside and stood up. “I’m gonna get to the bottom of this. Do you think that you could... um...”
Knowing what she was going to ask, Sandy simply sighed, resigned to a night of counting money instead of guarding it. “Yeah, yeah... don’t expect me to be done before you get back, though. This is hard.”
With an understanding nod, PK quietly exited into the lobby once more. It was now the dead of night, and she could easily sneak about.
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