Theo paid close attention to the story Lostcall was telling, he knew so little of the ones he traveled with, so getting to learn about them was exciting. As he expected, the story was a sad one, and as soon as the houndoom finished, he immediately began to walk faster. Theo figured he did not want to be asked anymore questions, it seemed like a miracle that they got him to reveal that much, though that did not stop Theo from pondering about the other scar on his horn…
It seemed like his question to Seruru had more of a history around it than he would have thought. It was a long tale, of his past relations, of the horrors of humans, and of a monster they had created. The talk of humans experimenting on pokemon brought fear to Theo, he had been taught to fear them for they could kill, but to know there was something worse than death that they could inflict, brought shivers to him, he would much rather face an infected than a human. Towards the end, Theo was shedding a tear for the small riolu, knowing what it was like to lose those close to you, though he didn’t bother to hide it this time like he did in the pokemon center. He felt some joy from finding out he was the first to know of him, and happy to see that Ena tried to comfort him, if she didn’t he would have at least tried to, though Theo was not expecting Seruru to question him about his past.
He had tried to recount this tale before, though the two that he was recounting it to did not care, and didn’t even let him get half way through it. “Papa was killed by humans for his fur before I was hatched…so it was only Momma, my sister Lexy and me. Momma was always protective of us, she didn’t let us leave the overhang when she wasn’t with us, but Lexy and I always snuck out. When we did sneak out, we usually played in the forest, especially with a stantler, he’d let us ride on his back, though Lexy would always ride on his head, between his antlers. But……one day,” He could feel the tears start to form again, he was okay if they were in sympathy for someone else, but by his own feelings, it made him feel weak, so he started walking a bit slower to take up the rear so that no one would see him.
“One day, he was different, I didn’t know how back then…if I did I could have saved her....but...but, he snarled, and ran at us. We were scared, so we ran, and I was always the slower one, Lexy would always win in races, but, she stayed a bit behind, like she knew something would happen. He bit her arm, and I don’t know, somehow we got away, but Lexy was bleeding, and was getting sleepy, so I took her back to Momma cause she would know what to do. Momma told me to stay outside, because the smell of blood was making me sick, but next thing I know, they’re yelling. When I run back in, I see Lexy attacking Momma, but I knew her, she’d never do that.... And Momma would never hurt either of us, so she just told me to run as she held Lexy back, but, but I couldn’t, my legs wouldn’t work. I could only stand there being useless as Lexy started attacking and eating Momma, and Momma would just cry, she never yelled in pain, just cried....It…it wasn’t till Momma stopped moving that I was able to run, and I didn’t stop till I was far away. I... I’m not sure, but I think Lexy is still out there……” Since the infection, Theo had learned to silently cry, both so that undead would not hear him and also because the few pokemon that did offer to let him follow them did not let him stay if he cried too much. Which was what he was doing right now.
He had recounted the story to himself so many times before till he would not cry by talking about it, but it was different when he was telling it to real pokemon.
((Darn you Theo for having such a sad background!!!!))
((and sorry if it is long))