Sky Palace Team Showdown
"...That would be appreciated." Tianzi didn't seem all too happy with how things were playing out. Scarlet sighed, picking up the Xatu. Getting an even closer look, she noticed just how badly she had been thrashed during that fight. She felt for her allies plight, but if they didn't stop her ally would be a splat on the wall.
Scarlet turned to Solgaleo. "It's a shame we didn't get to spar a bit, but..." She shrugged. "Maybe someday I can learn a thing or two from you. Till then, we should go back."
As they made their way back, Tianzi started talking to her.
"How do you two... you, and Taiga, how did you two get so strong? I don't know what I did wrong..."
Scarlet wasn't expecting that. "Well, that's a bit of a difficult question..." She thought about it as the group started walking back. "I can't speak for Taiga, but I've been training for, well, basically my whole life. Ever since I was a young Scyther..." She turned away from her ally, reminiscing. "It was rough at first, being weak is never fun. Training was a bit hard back at Mowloo, too... it was part of the reason why I started traveling."
"I kept getting into fights, most of which I lost. I got beat pretty badly." She chuckled. "But I kept at it, and eventually, well... here I am." She turned back to Tianzi. "Still learning, still fighting." She smiled at her ally.
Eventually, they regrouped with Isole and Taiga. "There you are!" Scarlet shouted. She was ready to run up to her and give her a hug, but her arms were a bit occupied. "I knew you'd find your way here." Scarlet smiled.
After resting, they regrouped the following day. Rayquaza filled them in on their first mission - to calm down Groudon and to get them on their side. "So we just gotta knock some sense into Groudon?" She said, a tinge of excitement in her voice. "Sounds dangerous. When do we head out?"
Northshore Team Karaoke
As Lok slowly made his way back onto the battlefield, he could see Nikora's eyes lock with his. The little stand off didn't last long as Nikora send two pulses of dark energy at the boy - one aimed right at him, the other aimed at the stone he had used before. As quickly as he could, Lok sidestepped the blast coming towards him, although in doing so he stumbled onto the ground. Luckily, it seemed like his attention was split among the others. As Lok picked himself up from the ground, he saw Nikora's attention focused on Nine. Lok's gaze shifted from Nikora to Gwen, who seemed out of it. Near Gwen was the Blitzle...
"If you won't listen to reason... we'll have to stop you ourselves!" Lok shouted, firing a wild Thunderbolt at the Godslayer as he made his way closser. As he shouted, he felt a cool breeze blow by him, his feet moving faster. He felt adrenaline flow through his blood as the lighting crackled around his arm.