Ari huffed and puffed, ignoring the chaos around him. "I need to...get you watered," he panted to the body he was dragging. It was hard going, and he wasn't exactly the strongest gijinka either. "Also need to...work out...or...something," he muttered.
He was about halfway to the pond when the tree started burning. "Wait, what?" he gasped. Fire...wouldn't fire make the body turn into ash instead of grass? Wasn't that bad? Or was that good? Did the ash turn into grass? His father had never really clarified how bodies turned into grass in the first place, or even how long that took.
"Uhh, well..." he stopped for a second. "Fire...I'm a fire type and I like fire. I think...I wouldn't mind my body being burned after death...right?" honestly, he hadn't thought too much about it before. "Well, when we have wildfires on the plains...uh...grass always grows back afterward so...uh...it's not...bad? And there's still a pond, so if it is bad then water quenches fire!" he had learned that lesson when a Shellder gijinka had beaten him into the ground and taken most of his money.
With his newfound assurance, the Litleo continued dragging the body to the pond. He would make sure this person would be able to turn to grass no matter what.
He thought he heard someone say something, but it was hard to make out in the crackling of the flames.
Easter felt his mouth turning up into a smile despite himself. This Phinehas person wasn't the brightest bulb on the tree, but there was something endearing about stupidity. For one, stupid people were far more likely to fall for his games than smart people, which made them easier to play with.
"Sad part is even if he weren’t confused he might’ve done it anyway." A put-upon voice caught his attention. It was the Zangoose leader, Sada. "Guy’s dumb as a rock sometimes, but he is strong. Hopefully he doesn’t figure out you’re a dude or you’ll be in a tough spot."
Easter giggled at that. Oh she found me out...too bad. Still, she's right. Poison and steel moves can really hurt me. However, he wasn't planning on sticking around long enough to be found out. Unless given a reason to stay longer, he would leave right after the festival.
"As for me... This spot isn’t even gonna be a good one after all this fighting, f***..."
The Sylveon shrugged. Your problem, not mine. If you had more self-control you wouldn't have had to worry about this. Not that he was one to talk. He was a gijinka of self-gratification. Whether they be cravings, whims, or his desire for pain, he didn't let silly fixtures like consideration or social mores stop him from getting what he wanted. If it weren't for his revulsion at the thought of relying on something else, be it the cosmos or the artificial power of a TM, he probably wouldn't have been able to stop during those numerous times he gave darks and dragons a beatdown. No, he might have gone all the way and killed them instead. Not that he hadn't killed before, but the death count would be a lot higher.
He was already fairly infamous in both his hometown and Adarid's arena as it was. Ahh, good times, good times, he thought, closing his eyes, savoring in memories. The screams, the terror, the delicious expressions of despair...the deluxe Poké Puffs I gorged myself on afterward. Of the five basic flavors, his favorite by far was sweet, though mocha wasn't bad either. Then there was the sakura-flavored one, and the birthday cake flavor...
Oh, I'm drooling. How embarrassing.
Back to the point, it being that he didn't care, even if it was hypocritical of him. At least he acknowledged that fact, unlike most of the detritus he dealt with.
Unfortunately, the Seviper leader missed and hit the Charizard instead. Fortunately, Easter still got to see some of the Absol's dodging ability and even another move. Razor Wind huh...that could be tricky to deal with if I get distracted. He was being careful with this one, as he hadn't gone up against many Absol and he could tell at a glance that she was skilled.
Still, he really wished he had something to eat while watching the show unfolding in front of him. I'm surprised the local authorities haven't stepped in yet, to be honest.