Realgam Tower (Resort Area) | Early Afternoon
Stark could not contain his contempt as the snakes clearly revealed their intelligence."What is 'malgazine?' and why is it empty? Can you eat it?" The Dragonite rolled his eyes as Cinder took his offer. "Careful, Red. They might pop a brain vessel with your big, confusing words." The Dragonite's tone was dripping with sarcasm but as he turned back to the scruffy Pika, his expression was devoid of bitterness. "You can stay with me if you want, since it's not entirely safe right now, or you can just give me the word and I can let you down, alright Cinders?" He smiled, not missing the alarm in her eyes and attempting to calm her nerves.
But the other head of the snake grew angry with the first who spoke, mentioning eyes in walls and other odd things. Stark raised one eyebrow, turning to face the scene going on only then. They must have been kept locked up by some psychopaths. Seems like they were used by humans for sport, though clearly not let out often. They don't even seem to realise the humans are not Gods and they're also mostly dead. He made a face then. ...Let's keep it that way.
"They attacked me not ten minutes ago, trying the same thing," one of the newcomers, a primary coloured Luxio added in, her voice showing clear contept.
But Cinder suddenly perked up then, her body shooting up as if she were shocked. "N-no! Dont shoot it!" she cried, causing the human to flinch, something not missed by the Dragonite. It was all too obvious how sensitive the man was to the Pikachu, though why still eluded him. Red was all too happy to shoot him, a Dragonair then, and this Arbok, but not the Pikachu? Maybe it is her gender, being so clearly feminine? Or is it the collar, showing she's likely a lost pet? His thoughts were interrupted by the cat, hissing at Cinderspark.
"Did you not hear what I just said? See what just happened? This thing is a monster. All it will do is keep trying until it eats you, me, and this human over here!" she crowed. But the look in her eyes and her tone caused Stark's back to straighten up. "Don't speak to her that way," he growled, clearly meaning the Pikachu. His hard gaze remained on the Luxio. Need to keep an eye on this one. She is all too enthusiastic about killing the Arbok, and clearly has no problems with a revenge murder. She might not be safe to keep around.
But Red seemed to take Cinder's words seriously. He turned to the Arbok, "Don't. Move." He then barked one more order, "Luxio. Guard him." before standing, making his way to Stark and Cinder. His crimson gaze pierced the Dragonite's own maroon eyes and he widened them questioningly. "What did I do wrong?"
"We need to kill this thing now, before it eats us in its sleep," Red told him in a hushed tone. The dragon stared back, his expression unreadable until he spoke again. "You need to convince the others that killing it is the right idea. They'll listen to you." The dual type stood up tall then, as if he had been electrocuted. "Wait-- what? You really think they would?" he asked, tone doubtful, but he looked at the Pikachu from the corner of his eye before sighing. "Are you sure that, maybe, we couldn't just release it outside? Or something," he muttered. The Dragonite could not meet Red's eyes.