Edward still was not having much luck earning money. And to make matters worse, he was feeling terribly ill. Even though it was not his real home all he wanted was to go home and crawl into bed. But a job had taken him all the way to Mossdeep City, which is nowhere near Littleroot. Just his luck.
While meandering around Mossdeep Steven, one of Edwards former clients, saw Edward and invited him to his home on the edge of the city. Steven gave him medicine and kept Edward company as he rested up. They discussed how Steven was the Champion of the region and about Edward's short time as a Pokémon trainer.
Once Edward was feeling better and about to go on his way he asked, "What do I owe you?"
Steven refused to let him pay, "I insist it was nothing, but if you can make it there I would love to accept you as a challenger at the Ever Grande Pokémon League."
The thought had never crossed his mind, but he was getting pretty good at this Pokémon Training thing and had gotten quite a few badges just to improve his credentials for getting work. "Is there a cash prize?" Edward timidly asked.
Grinning Steven replied, "The real prize is realizing you have become the best trainer in the region... but yes."
They concluded their farewells and Edward was on his way, but he was no longer looking for odd jobs that would never pay well, though he would still accept jobs if they came to him. He had a new plan to afford his ticket. He would defeat the Pokémon League and use the prize money for his trip back to Johto!
I am still sick today, I took the day off work which means I got a decent amount of playing in and also was able to rest a great deal. I should be able to get back to work tomorrow as I am feeling a somewhat better.