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Pri[m]al Play[m]ate (Aeon+Kei)

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[Previous Post:] ”Then warm up and go back into your damp hovel for all I care.” Despite the snark in his tone, he did release his tail from her person. It wasn’t actually his intent to force her to sleep there on the ground, though it would be more than sensible of her to do so given points he’d already made himself. This said, he was a bit surprised she’d even extended a hand to touch him, his head lowering to regard the place where she held steady against him. He said nothing to her behavior. She’d either recognize it was stupid to fight him over this or she would warm up and go where she pleases. Either way he got what he wanted; she had heard his request and she wasn’t going to die immediately of being frozen.

”Go on, do what you’re too stupid to see the sense in.” He shifted and laid down there on the ground, large tail curling forward but he didn’t trap her there. She would either run, which was fine he’d catch up with her shortly, sit down and get warm, or she’d go back into the cave. He himself was tired. She was exhausting to contend with, particularly when he always got his way where anything was concerned. He’d have to play a slow game with this one...

Gods above but it seemed like men, regardless of species, were testy creatures. She felt very justified in her hesitation, but that didn't mean she was stupid. The cavern was flooded so she definitely wasn't going to sleep there. She snorted and rolled her eyes before going back the crevice and finally locating her missing jacket. She also changed into dry clothing so she wouldn't catch her death over night in the dropping temperatures. Then she exited the crevice again, hung up her wet clothing so it would hopefully dry, and hung a tarp to act as a windbreaker and protection from the weather. Super powerful pokemon full of himself or not, she wasn't immune to the elements and would rather be safe than sorry.

Honestly she wasn't comfortable sleeping anywhere near him, but she also knew it was wiser to compromise. This one assumed he knew best, which he did not, so clearly showing him compromise was the  only way she would be able to withhold doing something stupid; like throwing a rock at his thick skull. It let her relax somewhat that he hadn't reacted to her touching him other than to look down where she'd touched; which was fine. At least it was maybe a step  in the right direction. Eventually she settled herself with the tarp at her back to help her feel more secure. She watched him for a long while, survival instincts screaming at her that she wasn't safe, but eventually her exhaustion caught up to her and she fell into a deep sleep forced to give her trust where she'd rather not.

At least she knew that, while he needed her help, he at least wouldn't kill her in her sleep. It was only slightly comforting of a thought. Oh well.


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The large pokemon snorted, amused with her huffing and antics but otherwise unfazed by her behavior. At least she was being somewhat sensible and didn't wander back into the crevice to sleep. Instead it appeared after a few moments she changed and started to get into what he assumed was a comfortable position for herself. Not caring one way or the other, he still kept a close eye on her. Just to, you know, keep her from running off in the dark and falling in a hole or into the jaws of something less intelligent than himself. When she settled down, eventually falling into an uneasy state of slumber due to sheer exhaustion, he relaxed somewhat. Drawing no nearer to her person, he shifted and curled up in a rather serpentine fashion. It was in this position in which he fell asleep and awoke to in the early morning light.

A rustling in the bushes roused him, a low rolling growl coming from deep within the confines of his maw. A large Pangoru emerged from the bushes, spotting the exposed human. While a vegetarian, this particular pokemon was highly aggressive, not to mention effective in eliminating threats. It charged, its large bulk thundering across the small meadow. The protective wall of the dragon's tail dropped in front of the small human, shielding her from what would have most assuredly been a fatal blow. "You will want to rouse now, little one. You've drawn the attention of something other than myself.


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Despite the exhaustion still plaguing her enough to keep her sleeping after the sun had risen, the sudden rustling in nearby bushes followed by the growling coming from the larger threat next to herself had her up and rolling away from the source of danger by a deeply embedded instinct. The tarp she'd fashioned to protect herself fell in a heap and she shoved it out of the way so she wouldn't get tangled in it. Immediately sharp green eyes scanned the clearing and spotted the large Pangoro beyond the protective shielding tail from her odd companion. Her body was held in a low stance so she could dodge or run if the chance came. She could defend herself, of course, but against such a large creature she only stood so much of a chance.

She'd crossed the path of this pokemon before though and knew a few tricks to get away from him when needed. Pangoro generally valued strength above all other traits, but were extremely aggressive creatures. They were cunning as well, so outsmarting them was difficult at times but not impossible. Though her entire body still screamed at her from her rough night and the travelling she'd done before, there was no way she was going to simply lay down and wait for death. She may not fear dying, but she certainly wasn't going to seek it out. She also realized it was a good thing the large pokemon with her needed her for what he was trying to do,  or else she might not have gotten out of the way in time to survive the blows aimed at her.

Not dwelling on the could-have-beens, instead she kept her stance loose and made herself less of a target by using the larger draconic pokemon to break the line of sight of the aggressive Pangoro. Then she remembered the crevice behind her and realized several things. One, even though one of these two pokemon could destroy the rock and get her from inside there, the other could not. Two, Pangoro could break the rock but it would take him a while and eventually he'd either have to give up or face down the larger pokemon protecting her. Finally, after this situation was settled she was going to introduce herself because this strange dragon pokemon had just saved her life.

There was also the fact that she could better retaliate from a place of safety, she'd done it before. Not wanting her companion to think she was trying to escape him - that was stupid since he hadn't hurt her - she instead kept her voice low knowing the Pangoro didn't quite understand human language despite usually understanding intentions. "Since I don't fancy staying a target or being caught in the crossfire, I'm going to a more defensible spot. Now, excuse me." She focused on the Pangoro, heard it's vicious snarls and saw it eying her with the intent to lunge and end her life. He didn't seem to understand the larger pokemon was protecting her either as he wasn't paying attention to the tail in front of her.

The pokemon lunged for her and she rolled out of the way and slipped back into the crevice; hearing something massive hit the rock wall behind her just as she got out of reach. The sharp, stinging pain in her arm told her the thing had grazed her, but that was nothing new; just another scar to add to the others. She knew it also meant the idiot had left his back open to the larger threat of the dragon protecting her. She had to hope getting out of the way didn't set him off for some stupid reason, and the thought aggravated her enough to take her dagger and stab it as hard as she could into the clawed paw that reached for her. The Pangoro released an enraged roar and slammed into the rocks again, wanting his prey. "Feel free to make him go away anytime, thanks!" Her sarcasm was clear but really she was ready to be back and camp or dealing with the nonsense the dragon had presented to her. She hated her life sometimes.


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He watched her scurrying away with some semblance of interest. At least she was quick on her feet and, unlike what he had expected of her, she didn’t panic in the face of sudden danger. Perhaps the rest had regained her some of her good sense. A snort followed her sassily stated remark. It was not as though he hadn’t intended to help her—he had blocked the initial charge after all—it was more he had wished to see what she would do. As that had been accomplished, he was free to intervene as he wished. ”Certainly. “

Large black jaws parted, a thundering cry echoing over the mountainside as he drew the attention of the fighting and dark type Pokemon. They traded angry snarls until a clear retaliation was made on the part of the large panda Pokemon. The dragon was unfazed by the pummeling blows to his lower abdomen. If anything, he seemed to laugh. In a bright, white blue flash of light his body erupted, returning to the full height of his glory and pushing trees, boulders, and shrubbery out of the path of his enormity. The large dragon Pokemon bore down on the Pangoro with the full weight of his heightened stature, all forty-two feet of it. His cry echoed again, louder this time. Nearby tree limbs rattled, and bird Pokemon scattered from the trees in fear. The Pangoro stumbled backward, the instinct of survival now of paramount importance. It fled, leaving the dragon alone with his still hidden companion.

”You may come out now. It is gone.”


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She listened to the sounds of a short, one-sided fight outside for a long moment and braced against the sudden bright light that entered into the cave before holding her silence as snarls were exchanged and something or another happened before finally all was silent once again. She heard the all clear and tentatively moved outside, green eyes scanning her  surroundings and noting how large her companion actually was before heading back to her bag to get what she'd need to clean  up the deep gash down her right arm. Knowing he wasn't going to hurt her while he needed her for his plans, she took the time to find what she needed before sitting down near the large dragon Pokemon and settling in to clean her injury.

She winced and grit her teeth as pain shot up her arm as she rinsed her arm in the antiseptic liquid she carried with her at all times. She paid no mind to the blood running down her arm as she worked in silence until finally the wound was cleaned and she checked it and scowled at the injury before pulling the edges together and slathering the edges with liquid stitches; holding it until it dried and held before wrapping her arm with gauze and finally bandaging the injury. She winced again at the continued pain, but it really wasn't anything new. She moved her fingers carefully before bending her arm with equal caution and nodded at the slightly limited mobility.

Finally she was finished and looked up at her companion, rising back to her feet and cleaning the area around her and packing her things back in her bag. She lifted it back to her shoulders and considered the large Pokemon for a long moment before finally deciding on her course of action. "Alright, since it's clear I'm not getting you to go away anytime soon, let's just get this out of the way. I'm Evanna, and I'd like to know what you want me to call you." She watched the dragon carefully still, but at least she was moving forward. The pain was a secondary concern at this point.


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He regarded her with mild interest as she set about cleaning and dressing her wound. Humans were...so frail. It was a wonder they had even managed to avoid extinction this long. When she finished and seemed pleased with her bandaging, she offered what he could only imagine was a sliver of an olive branch from her--her name. When she questioned his own though, he paused. He did not move from his position as his body shifted, shrinking down to a more manageable size. He'd honestly never considered the notion of a name. Being the only of his kind, and the fact that none of his family took a name themselves, apart from what humans had called them of course, the notion he'd have given himself something was a silly one. Even still, he would need to have some means of speaking with this human, and a name was better than saying 'hey dragon.'

"I have never had a name. There was a group of humans that saw me in my very early days, though. They called me Ryu, which as I understood meant dragon in their language. I suppose that will suffice."


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She watched with curious eyes as the behemoth of a dragon shrank back down to a more manageable size before her. Okay, she did have to admit seeing him do that in person was pretty cool. She had also noted the mild sort of interest he'd given to her tending her injury but really didn't think much on it. The notion of a name though seemed to give him pause and she waited with a surprising amount of patience for him to consider her query before taking the giving of her name for the olive branch it was and then giving a response.

She blinked, surprised herself at the knowledge that he didn't really have a name. So he gave her the name humans had called him long ago and she nodded. "Ryu then, that's what I'll call you too since you don't seem to mind it. It's better than constantly having to come up with creative ways to say 'hey you' without seeming rude." Not that she really cared if she was rude or not, but in the interest of self-preservation she was exercising restraint in her normally quiet snarky way of doing things and speaking. It had served her well thus far and she saw now reason to stop now.

She ran a hand through her hair, pulling it down once again before scowling and putting it back in a ponytail. She was silent for a long while before finally just doing the right thing and addressing him again. "I guess...well..." She looked up to meet the large pokemon's gaze and held it confidently before finally doing what she had to. "Thanks for the save, I appreciate it." Even though she knew he only did it in the interest of whatever thing it was he was trying to convince her to do, still she had shown gratitude and shown him his actions meant something to her. He was such a curious creature.