Ecruteak City/Bell Tower|Afternoon
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"Welcome back, your highness."
As the brilliant light faded, marking her release from that accursed spherical prison, the Direyena's face twisted in rage at the sound of those words. While normally their sarcastic banter was a simple game of station she was not in the mood for Kyoya's obvious accusation of her status to her human. Her fur bristled angrily, hackles raising all down her back as she slowly marched on the Ampharos. Her crimson eyes bore into his as her lips slowly curled back into a snarl, a low growl growing in intensity with each step closer she drew. Using a nearby fallen statue to give her a boost she made sure she was as close to Kyoya's height as she could be before she began. "Do not dare," she said with a snarl, eyes narrowing as she stopped mere inches from his face, "assume your social status before this madness puts you even close to me. I grow tired of your games. And when I get bored, I get violent. Do keep that in mind."
Zenyt simply watched in amusement as his beauty challenged the male for authority, feeling no guilt for putting her in her place before the ovine. She was going to have to accept having him back in charge before long, once they found Rocket again and the Admin took his rightful place within its inner circle once more. He kept only one ear on the biting words of his girl until she let slip a seemingly harmless detail about Kyoya's family. The human's mouth slowly curled upward in a triumphant smirk, knowing exactly how he and his beauty could topple the Ampharos if he made a play for power within the group. How many of them would want to follow a Pokemon his own family had abandoned in favor of their lives? That his life of growing up looking down on others would come back and take a literal bite out of him?
Slowly rising from his perch on the railing the human gracefully extended his legs and moved to stand beside Tisiphone, resting one hand delicately on the back of her neck. "I think that is quite enough, my lovely," he said softly, but was unprepared for Tisiphone's quick response. She whirled on her trainer and soundly bit his hand, teeth sinking into the delicate flesh of his palm and drawing blood. Choking back a cry Zenyt quickly drew his hand to his chest and cradled it there, barely peeking to observe the damage before turning his wide eyes to his precious Direyena. She had never, in all their years together, even attempted to harm him. Now she had outright attacked him. He felt his heart clench in disappointment as she gave him the same snarling face she gave the Light Pokemon, not even bothering to wipe his blood from her lips as she glared. "Do. NOT. Touch. Me." she snarled angrily, whipping her tail back and forth angrily. "You lost that right the instant you put me back in that monstrosity, you fucking liar."
The Admin was cut by her words, head turning in shame as he acknowledged that he had indeed broken an oath to her that he would not use the bauble on her without it being part of a plan they both agreed on. He had felt himself in the right by reminding her that she was his but it seemed he had forgotten he was as much hers as well. He hung his head and slumped to the floor, blood seeping between his fingers as they grasped desperately at the flowing wound in his other hand and painting his shirt red. "Forgive me..." he whispered pathetically, fearing losing his only companion in this dark world. Even within Rocket Tisiphone was his anchor, his soulmate, and he dared not risk losing her even then. Losing her now would be unthinkable.
The female merely stood there before him, eyes cast down at him huddled form as she weighed her options.
((It was agreed we would continue after the Zoroark attack and this is the location we had run to and begun to regroup. Any newcomers since then will be easiest to introduce from this point.))