As Lucy started to talk to the bulge in her stomach, Mako started to think about his decision. Could he really follow these girls to Jubilife, where the one who was almost surely the cause of Eterna would surely be? He looked at his little sister, who was holding onto his pants and looking around. He then looked to Lucy, and then to Amy who was on his back. He wondered if he was making the right choice in going with the girls. Indeed, he cared for them, but he certainly didn't want Cecilia to get caught in the middle of it all. Mako considered taking her back to the Children's City, despite how much she may have bitten him. Actually, without exaggeration, he might have lost an arm if he had chosen to do so, but he would have if that's what it took.
He didn't feel that he could release her yet, though. He felt as if he was traveling for her sake rather than for his own. He didn't know what it was, but she felt important to him, as if he'd been looking for her despite having not known of her existence until rather recently. He still didn't know why it was that he felt this way, but he assumed that it was related to his blackouts. What's more, he knew very little of what she was capable of. She seemed to have incredibly strong jaws and the ability to use "Teleport", and of the many pokemon he read about, he couldn't recall any that had those two features.
Mako's thoughts were interrupted when he noticed a conscious Amethyst on his back. He smiled warmly, which made Cecilia puff up her cheeks and kick Mako in the legs. He chuckled at how cute her jealousy was. He turned his head to the side and said to Amy "Just tell me if you want off," he looked at Cecilia, "this one's getting a little antsy."