Meanwhile, Lynn turned to Flareon. "Are you sure you want to battle Umbreon?" Lynn asked, as Flareon responded with a simple confident nod. Lynn smiled and turned back to Ethan. "Then it's a battle it is!"
Ethan paused to glance at his smirking Pokemon and at Flareon. "I think our two Pokemon want a battle first," he commented politely. "Blackie has that look on his face." Maya looked at the pair and grinned.
"Kind of like the cat caught the cream," she observed. "And judging by that Flareon he won't let this go."
Blackie barked and pawed at Ethan's arm, apparently saying. Yes I want to pummel this idiot into the ground. Tono padded over to Sage and Marill.
The two glanced at each other, sharing an amused look. "Thanks very much we suppose," Maya told her lightly, grinning as she lifted Tono onto the table to stand up. "So Ethan..." she grinned playfully. "You ready? Figure it's about time i showed you around." Ethan nodded and let Blackie join the other Pokemon on the floor. Maya smiled at Lynn. "You may join us if you like. You're probably a newcomer." No one was quite sure how that was easy to figure out but it was to her. Maya was likely almost as observant as Ethan.
Blackie snorted at Flareon. "Umbreon." I didn't know you wanted a fight. He smiled a little, in his own way. "Breon. Umbre. Bre." Okay then. Sounds like fun. Bring it.
"Ah, excellent!" Lynn responded. "But, just in case, I'm going to protect you all with a curse-free protection chant, handed down by my clan's ancestors, okay?" Lynn then took out her Magatama, as she then closed her eyes. A silence fell on her as she suddenly began to chant. "SO-KO-LO-UP-TOE-RI-LI-KON-NO-YOE-WOM-HA-ME-TANEE! Curse protection is now operated!"
Meanwhile, Marill waddled her way over to where Flareon fainted, on the ground. Marill then gave Flareon a slight poke on its motionless body. "Marill...?" (Are you okay, Flareon...?) Marill compassionately asked. Soon, Flareon had his eyes open, twitching his left foot, with the first thing he saw was Marill smiling sweetly in relief that her friend was okay.
"Flare, Eon!" (Get your stinkin' fins off me, you damn dirty mouse!) Flareon demanded, as he suddenly rose up and shoved Marill out of the way to glare at Pansage then glared at Blackie.
Blackie chuckled. "Umbreon breon." No worries. I know he's about as threatening as that coffee. He pawed at Ethan's arm, and the male started scratching behind his ears. Blackie would have purred if he had less dignity. As it was, he settled for letting his ears droop. Ethan shook his head silently at the creature. He was ever such a paradox.
Tono barked at Marill. "Rua." Cause you guys have all the sanity of dry ice.
Maya hummed a little, grinning slyly at Lynn. "Well we'll have to get some food bowls then. We've been arranged since we were little and adorable. And he was a nicer crazy than he is now." She winked at Lynn. "So thanks for the warning but we'll make do with what we've got.
"Don't be a hypocrite Maya, it ruins your makeup."
"I'm not even going to go there, Mr Umbreon." Ethan smirked.