With a thunk, metal bars blocked the shop’s exit. There was no way to leave.
“Hey, what’s with the lockdown?” Sonic the Hedgehog asked.
“Sonic, you can’t just take my merchandise, even if you are a hero,” the shopkeep said. “That golden egg is very rare, you’ll have to purchase it.”
“Hey, what do I look like, I’m made of money?”
“Don’t you go around collecting rings?”
“YOU’RE NOT HAVING ANY OF MY RINGS!”
“No money, no egg.”
“Oh, fine.” Sonic tossed the egg back on the pedestal, and the metal bars retracted. Sonic ran out of the store to go save the world or something.
A Happiny skipped into the shop, so short the shopkeep didn’t even noticed. It dropped the gold egg into its pouch, placed its white stone on the pedestal, and then left the shop as if this were a perfectly normal and not at all illegal thing to do.
-Odemon #440 #Happiny