So instead of getting upset, she just sot of awkwardly turned to look at Kiyoko and gave him an equally awkward smile. AWKWAAARD "Yeah--But it's like... /sport/." she tried to explain, making use of that newfangled patience thing to the best of her current ability. One's a profession and one's a mental illness! "We're fighting for fun--!" Valorie continued. What she /wasn't/ saying was that she didn't actually believe that and fought more for blood and glory than she was letting on. Her pokemon trained very hard to make sure she kicked /everyone's/ butt! Yes, Valorie has activated spartan mode, Kiyoko. This happens every time she gets into a fight. After a moment it seemed to occur to her that Kiyoko probably doesn't... /get/ it. Now why didn't he understand when most wild pokemon seemed to have some form of innate knowledge of the pokemon-human relationship? Not that Valorie could phrase it that way, but she found it odd. She supposed this would probably come up again--hopefully sometime /after/ the battle.