When we were finished with our meal, Krystal stood up and stretched, then look down to her clothing. Then she took deep sigh of when she noticed how dirty her clothes were. She looked at me and said, "You can keep your story for now, and tell me as we find a store to buy me some more clothes for the night." She said winking at me.
I thought to myself for such a beast, she can be cute at times, which made me wonder... in her story who was truly the beauty and who the beast was. And for what reason did her lover leave her, from what she explained he wasn't all brawn, but used his brain inside the fight when they first met. I thought that would make them the perfect couple for each other to balance them out. I chuckled to myself at the thought.
She then looked at me half eyed and threw a pillow at my head, only to be intercepted by my right paw. She blinked a few times at the fact that I caught it, as I wasn't really looking at her. I didn't pay too much mind to it because it felt sort of a natural movement. I looked back to her in a questioning manner as if saying 'are we gonna leave yet?' she shook her head and let out a giggle.
We left the room with her leading the way, but as soon as I exited and turned around to shut the door she placed her right hand on my back then went to holding her head again. I turned my head as far as backwards as I could and gave her a confusing look asking, "Do you need some sort of medicine to help you out for that? Looks very painful." I said with a concerned look on my face.
She bald her hand into a fist and pushed me in the side. Looked to me and said "No you idiot I just need someone to be my walk stick." She said with a light giggle.
I turned to her and smiled then said, "Whatever lets go to the store and get you out those dirty clothes. You know it's bad when a Pokémon thinks you're dirty." I started to laugh loudly.
She smiled and kept her head down trying to hide the blush on her face, but not doing a good job do to the fact she had short curly black hair. She tugged on my arm and said, "So you like dirty girls eh?"
I smiled at her as we walked down the halls and remained silent not wanting to answer the crazy question. As we made our way down the flight of stairs she held onto my arm and pressing her head against it as well. We passed the front counter and looked back towards the front desk, there was a new guy standing behind the counter smiling as people walked by. We also notice that most of the entire staff had change do to shift change.
We went out the lobby door and down the street. She held onto my arm tighter and tighter as we continued down the street. I kept an eye for any clothe store that I could find since she wasn't looking up for anything I think her headaches were getting worst, because it felt like someone was pulling my arm off with the kind of grip she had.
As we continued our walk we were starting to get some looks from people. I assume it was for a small girl clinging to a large Pokémon. I shrugged it off as we kept pace and I'll occasionally look down to her and smile at her helplessness for the moment. With the people still staring at us brought about a blush on my face.
We walked for about twenty minutes till I saw the nearest department store. We were about three blocks away when something very unexpected happened to us.
I tried my best to make it to the store as quickly as possible. As we passed between one building to the next three men came out of the ally and walked in front of us, cut us off from our path. They stood in front of us with a weird look in their faces; the guy standing in the middle looked to us and said, "Well aren't the two of you a cute couple." He looked at Krystal then got a large grin across his face. "Well, well, well. If it isn't the bitch that nearly broke my arm."
I blinked a few times then looked back at Krystal wondering what the heck was he talking about, then it hit me it was the room service guy and he looked pissed. I looked back at him and shook my head using my other arm to shield Krystal.
When he saw that jester he was kind of shocked. He looked at me and said "Why would someone or something want to protect a person like her. I mean you saw what she did to me right? That freak almost broke my arm just for asking for a tip which is my job to do so!" He started to inch closer to us.
I started to back up that's when I noticed one of the guys from the gang circled around us and made their way behind us and I surrounded us. The only way I saw for us to have any movement was through the ally they just came from. So I started to ease my way around there not to make any sudden moves and not take my eyes off of them. The room service guy was passed being reasoned with as he stuck his hand into his back pocket. I remembered the jester from my past somehow.
As I backed into the alley, I gazed down at Krystal she looked as if any of this wasn't bothering her but a closer look at her face showed that she was upset so upset she was crying silently into my into arms. So I turned my head to her to and whispered to her softly, "I'll protect you just stay behind me." When I said that I motioned her behind me and nodded to her; she nodded to me, wiping her face, and placed her hands on her head.
I turned to the three punks and did my best not to provoke them. So I got down my knees and bowed to them. At this point I figured if I spoke to them they do whatever it took to capture me and with Krystal in this condition she would have no way to defend herself. I closed my eye's hoping they'd understand the meaning behind the bow.
The room service guy was looking at me with a concerned look on his face. He looked as if this was the weirdest the thing he's seen in his life. I peered back at them to see if they'd quit their pursuit. The room service man pulled his hand from his back of his pant revealing the knife that he was concealing. My thoughts on the weapon were correct I didn't want it to be true though, because I knew it'd make the situation a lot tougher to deal with.
I took a deep sigh and stood to my feet with another glance to Krystal to see how she was fairing I notice that she was still crying and holding her head, also what now looked to be a mad facial expression. She wasn't looking at the three guys she was looking at me as if saying 'don't you ever do that again!'
The guy approached me and stood about 6 feet away, he dropped back into a ready stance with his knife. He gave me a mean look and said "You have one more chance to surrender the little bitch or I'll kill you and take her. Don't worry we won't kill her just have a little fun with her then take everything she has on her person. That'll teach her for assaulting someone."
I looked at him with great disgust in my eye. Then took a fighting stance of my own...
The Tall man had a smug look on his face as he looked at me. His gang members behind him stepped forward as well; he shook his head to them and said "No no fellas I got this over grown lizard. Shoulda quit while you could now I'm gonna have to kill you!" he said as he lunged forward.
I stayed in the upright position for the fight, trying to expose as little of Krystal as possible, and also trying to ready my hands to disarm him as quickly as I could before any of us got hurt.
I reach out with both my hands to intercept his knife; he dropped his hand to avoid mine, and then took a forward stab while my hands were still in my previous counter attack position. As the knife inch closer to my face during that time I moved my head over to the side, but having such bulky shoulders proved to be an obstacle for the fight. As he sunk all five inches of the blade into my right shoulder I winced in pain and grabbed his wrist and twisted it hard forcing him to release the blade.
I knew I had to hurry and finish the fight so no one else would get hurt. So I held onto my opponent's wrist and took a really deep breath, he must have caught on to what I was gonna do to him because he used his other hand to grab the handle of the knife and pushed it in further inside me. The pain almost made me lose focus of water build up in my throat. Once I felt that the charge was ready I shot a water blast out of my mouth with enough pressure to equal that of a fire hose.
The blast blew the tall guy away with enough force to carry him across the street. His two friends stood at both sides of the ally walls with their eyes wide open with the disbelief of what just happened. I looked down at my shoulder and the knife was gone, I think he must have held on to the blade as I blew him away. I a quick glance back at Krystal to see how she was fairing. She was no longer holding her head but looking at me with eyes just as wide as the two guys on the walls, I notice she mumble something but it was muffled by the sounds of screams coming around the block that we were on.
The two men quickly fled the ally to get their friend across the street. I turned to Krystal and held out my right hand and smiled asking, "Are you ready to get out of those clothes?"
She looked at me and blushed deeply with a smile matching her small ebony beauty. She slapped my hand out the way and stood up on her own. She walked past me as if her head wasn't bothering her I left my hand hanging out in shock wondering what just happened. Why is it she's so stubborn, I mean if she didn't want me to help out or do anything for her I'll just-?
At that moment she standing by my right side with her arms wrapped around me tightly. I was more shocked at that than anything that just happened. I used my right hand to hold onto her leaning my head down and closing my eyes to enjoy the moment with the beast...no at this time she is more like a beauty...
I broke the hug and used my left hand to cover the wound to help slow down the bleeding. She looked at my shoulder then reached into her small pouch on her side and pulled out a small bottle it looked like it had a spray cap on it. I looked toward her with confusion and wondered what she was up to; she put a finger to my lips to ask for silence. She sprayed the cold liquid on my wound and I let out a loud yelp because it stung like hell, she kept her finger on my lip to muffle the noise of pain.
With the pain out of the way, she stood on her tip-toes and gave me a light peck on the side of my face. My eyes grew as big as house when I looked down at her my face blushed as red as the blood that ran down my arm. She winked to me and said "Let's get out of this crap hole and get me those clothes I really need now."
So we made our way to the store and shopped till I dropped. I wanted to get back to the room so badly not just from the shopping, but from the shopping! Something inside my genetic code was saying shopping for women is a horrible thing. She bought two very expensive outfits, one was a pink Asian craft like shirt, and the other shirt was a Black cotton turtle neck with no sleeves. The pants were both tight black biker shorts, the pair of shoes she had were a black sport shoes they very flexible and great for maneuvering in.
I was very tired from the whole ordeal, but she seemed to have a lot of energy to keep going as long as she was happy I didn't mind keep going with her. She went to several different departments before we made our leave from the store. As we walked down the street her headaches returned, so she turned to me and handed me her bags and leaned into my right arm. I just smiled at the small now 'beauty'.
As we made our way inside the hotel I looked at the clock that was displayed on top of the front counter it was well after midnight. I got down on knee and nodded to her with that she look at me and smiled then hopped on my back. It wasn't that hard of a climb as it was shopping, once we reached our floor she jumped down and ran to our door with excitement. As I followed her, the thought of the man had returned to me so I decide to ask her as she was opening the door, "So are you going to tell them about their 'overtime' employee?"
We went inside our room and I crawled over on the couch as she went over to her bed and tossed her things down on the bed. She looked towards me and said, "Ferali, we can keep this just between us I feel somewhat happy tonight we can just relax for the rest of the night, but first thing in the morning we're going to train like there's no day after tomorrow." She giggled at the joke.
She reached into a bag and pulled out a new pair of underwear and a long tee shirt, then made her way to the bath room door and stopped. She looked at me sitting on the couch blushing at her; she said with a very serious look in her face, "If you have any value for your life you won't even think about opening this door, am I clear!"
I turned my head and waved her off, then said "I'm a Pokémon I have no interest for the likes of you small girl-" as I was about to finish that sentence I felt a very blunt object hit me in the back of my head causing me to instantly pass out on the couch.
Once I knocked that idiot out with my shoe, I angrily went to the bath room and ran my bath water. I removed all my clothes and stared into the mirror gauging my curves although they might not HUGE like most men want I should have some sort of sex appeal. Yet I'm being made fun of by a Pokémon...
I brought my hands together in a praying position and turned away for dramatic effect, 'Oh Max I miss you and I swear I'll find you if it's the last thing I do.' I thought to myself as I looked back into the mirror.
'But that Pokémon in there reminds me so much of you and what he did for me today only reminds me of you even more. I'll try to do better by that one to show you I can get along with other just you watch.' I thought to myself with a wink in the mirror.
After I was done with my bath I dried, then clothed myself, and went back our room that idiot was still out on the couch. As I approached him and stood over him and asked myself loudly "What are you to me?" but I didn't want to spend too much time on the thought so I left it be and returned to my bed as there was a full day ahead of us.
Back to FERALI's POV
"I want to be more than a Pokémon to you...." I whispered to as I drifted back off to sleep.