A couple? Where is she even getting the hair dye? Does she have a supplier or something?
[Marley laughed, shaking her head at the thought of Pippa running around with a bottle of hair dye while Ryder was asleep. Shaking her head, she smiled at Ryder’s goofiness. It was nice to see him like this. It was almost as though things were back to normal.]
Well, you do have the watermons going for you. Nope, I’m pretty sure I can imagine it.
[The line slowly crawled forward and Marley noticed Ryder’s reluctance to talk about Nico. It hurt a little, because he was her original pokemon and her closest friend, but she didn’t want to make things weird again. As Ryder patted Pippa, DC scurried up his arm and settled on his shoulder, smiling and patting the tall medic with his paws. Marley smiled and rolled her eyes at DC exaggeratedly, causing the mon to stick it’s tongue out at her.]
Mhm, it would if he’d stop goofing around. But… that’s what I love about him. Ooh, a Kingdra? I see it! Wow…
I wish I could figure that out! Maybe you can use your detective skills on her and solve this mystery once and for all.
[Ryder cast a knowing glance down at Pippa, smirking at his Pokemon. They’d gotten good at communicating like this, after years of man and Pokemon spending time together alone, and Pippa seemed to pout at the threat of her fun being taken away from her.]
Right? They’re the best thing about me. I’d be kind of lost without my team.
[Ryder blushed slightly when he realized what he’d said, but it was true - his team was important to him, and he didn’t really have the highest opinion of himself. He just hoped it didn’t make anything worse; he was probably just overthinking things, but it would only make him feel like crap all over again if he heard Marley agree. He chuckled and reached down to pat DC as well, feeling significantly more comfortable now that Nico was away and trying not to feel too guilty for thinking that.]
Hey, nothing wrong with him having a little fun! I’m sure that he’ll buckle down and do his job if any danger arises, right? That just makes him totally inconspicuous. I’ve never seen one in the water before, just at Centers…wow.