Pyrite Town|Late Morning
By the time the Ninetales crawled out of her hole it was too late. Everyone was against her Erebos and even Dean was calling out for his end, leaving the yellow fox feeling incredibly betrayed by her breeder. He had chosen Erebos for her, forced them to spend time together until they found each other worth a damn, and now here he was after all that effort calling for his remaining Pokemon to attack? Angry tears shone within Phoenix's eyes as she witnessed this sin, forced to watch as Erebos fought badly outnumbered. As Rukh tried to trap her mate within a Rock Tomb her beloved got away, turning tail and disappearing back into the city, and away from her. She had kept him safe for almost a year, and in one fell swoop these so called 'allies' attacked and chased him away.
Finally she moved forward, tails flaring in wild serpentine patterns as they signified her rage, and put herself in front of Dean and in the middle of everyone's field of vision. “How dare you...” she growled furiously. “Why did you chase him away from me? He's mine dammit! MINE!” The father of her child, her mate was gone. Cipher had taken their son, almost taken Dean, and when death claimed Erebos the virus had brought him back to her. He was hers, fate had tried time and again to take him and failed and yet this lot was able to chase him off? She didn't think so. “What do you have to say for yourselves?”
Dean stepped back at the intimidating pose Phoenix took in front of him, concerned that she was acting so hostile towards him. He could understand that she was attached to Erebos, after all he was the only male she had ever allowed near her and the father of her only kit, but he had been taken by the virus. Dean himself had to put down his very first Pokemon, his Serperior, when during their travels to find his stolen Pokemon he had been stricken with the virus and turned on them. It had nearly killed him to do that, he'd had that Serperior since he was a child. But Phoenix had always been intensely passionate, her emotions often running away with her, so the only thing to do now was see what she wanted.
At the question of chasing Erebos away Dean looked down in shame. “He was trying to kill us...” he began but a quit shot of fire at his feet had the blonde jumping and crying out in alarm. “I don't care! That's not his fault! We should be helping him not trying to kill him!” Reasoning with her was going to be difficult if this was the stance she was taking. “How sweetheart? How can we help him? Other than death there is no way to combat the virus so what else are we supposed to do?” He looked to the den, now in shambles as the crater still crumbled with bits of brick and debris toppling over into the hole. “Would you really have kept him in there forever? The dead still die...I've seen it. Eventually...everything dies.”
Phoenix could only remain silent.