Vermillion Harbor [Caverns] | Early Afternoon
Saferi - Post Fifteen || Bell - Post Thirty-six
"Mr. Thorn, your sure do have perfect timing. We were just discussing how to get rid of those demons ourselves. Pardon my manners--I'm Aqua. I'm willing to bet you had the same 'fiendly' greeting the rest of us here had." The burn running along the eels body still stung fiercely, her other wounds throbbing once more with remembrance. Gods I hate those things. At least that was something she could get the others to agree with her on. "Yeah, I tried talking to them before I realized that they were nuts. They kept throwing rocks at me and managed to confuse me." The Huntail snorted, uncurling herself. That sounded about right. Any Pokemon dumb enough to just wander up to the ship usually received the same reaction if not a death sentence if they couldn't swim away in time.
"They went bonkers after I did this, and I had to get out. I don't fancy going back there any time soon," The blood snaking out of the wound made the eels nostrils flair. Larger Pokemon tasted so much better then the little baiter fish that she usually captured. What she wouldn't give to tear a chunk from its side- Her tail gives a sharp twitch to clear her mind. "You're lucky that is all they did. They are small but crafty and don't usually let their prey escape."
At the sight of the Gyarados' wound Bell instantly perked with alarm. "Oh no that looks awful, are you okay?" She asks with sincere worry. The little water drops had hurt him as well, someone sooo much bigger then them! It didn't matter how big or small the Pokemon was the Phione attacked everyone that wandered by. Why are such little Pokemon so mean? We didn't even do anything! We weren't even close to the boat before they attacked us.. Dolly.. Viggy.. she can still hear their pained cries in her ears. I hope they are okay.. Kicking her tail hard the Poliwag swims a little closer to the serpentine Pokemon, her necklace bopping against her smooth body. At least.. she wasn't alone. Looking up at the Gyarados she offers a nervous but warm grin, "My name is bell."
"Why do you guys want to get rid of the Phione if you aren't being bothered by them now?" Who wasn't being bothered? "They have practically purged the area of the native prey for one thing. Gotta swim a fair distance to get to any hunting grounds. Hell, not even hunting grounds. Nothing likes to linger in that area because of them." Sure the kelp beds she hunted in were pretty rich in fish but the commute didn't have to exist. "Eventually hunger is going to drive them further from the ship and into open ocean." No, not open ocean. Just into the hunting grounds were living still conjured. They would still infest her home with their disease like it was a base of sorts. Taking in a deep gillfull of water Saferi sighs, pointing to the Pokemon behind her with her net-covered tail. "I dont know about these chicks but I happen to make my living in The Anne. Perhaps y'all are migratory but its pretty hard to find good real estate these days and I'd rather not lose mine if you know what I mean."