Zeke initially scowled at Tyrannus's reaction to his question, but then the goofy Golduck soon saw the funny side of it. "Hehe ... sorry, that was a dumb question," he grinned, awkwardly rubbing the back of his head. In times of difficulty Zeke had always tried to look on the bright side and take things with a touch of humour, but he was starting to find it hard to take this lightly at all.
"Well that ... was a bombshell and a half, haha!" he laughed nervously. "I guess ... I should ... I dunno what to do." The Golduck's expression was apprehensive again as he looked back towards the half-sunken town. He could go back home and see if the folks were OK, but he wasn't even sure where home was. This ocean was so huge he didn't even know which direction to go. As a result, trying to get back to Kanto was out of the question as well. Zeke placed a webbed hand on his knee and sighed. If only he wasn't so crap with directions.
"I ... Could I stick around here with you guys a bit until I figure out what to do?" he asked. Sure Tyrannus was a bit of a grump, but at least he was relatively sane. He knew that he could get along with this guy as long as he didn't get on the wrong side of him.