Pallet Town | Night"I'm happy to keep talking to you all as long as we are here. It's not often we find people who are so kind and patient like you and Phobos.” Will I ever get used to being included like that? ”And...even if we leave... We'll make sure you can always remember that there are people who care. As long as that berry bush blooms it will be impossible to forget."
A reminder that people care... Phobos likes that thought. He has too many bad memories to count. Even though today wasn’t perfect, it would be nice to remember it anyway. After all, it’s his first day with others who are the closest thing he’s ever had to real friends."Yeah. That... that's right. We all care and- and that bush proves it and always will. We got it together, all of us. And- and if you guys stay we can- we can do more things together."
It’s kind of funny. The first time Phobos ever talked to them, he’d quarreled with Kaleo’s own brother. But here he is, hoping they both stay. "I th-think... I'm gonna try to sleep? While it's kind of quiet? You're um- you're welcome to stay here with me if you want?"
Oliver does look a lot calmer now, doesn’t he? After seeing how scared he was earlier, that’s a relief. Yet Phobos can’t keep himself from feeling his own spike of dread. It’s the same fear Dei would cause any time they looked at him. Soon both of his companions would be asleep, and that meant another night by himself, watching for any sign of that horrible shadow...
But Phobos hasn’t forgotten what Oliver said, about corporeal Pokemon really needing their rest. That’s more important than him. Even if it’s hard to understand it, he would rather dissipate than hurt them just because he’s frightened. He’s a ghost, he shouldn’t be scared! ”I hope you guys sleep well,”
Phobos says, though he wouldn’t know what sleeping well feels like. It sounds like a nice thing to tell them. ”I’ll stay here, if that’s okay.”