Castelia City - Roland vs. Boo
Charmander was closing in for the final scratch. Elizabeth braced herself, as per Roland's command. However, something happened that neither of the two were anticipating. Charmander... hugged Elizabeth. Roland wasn't quite sure how to go about this, but Elizabeth was struggling to get out of that peasant's grip, but soon afterward, that would be the least of Elizabeth's worries. As the claws hit for the last time, Elizabeth stumbled and struggled to maintain her balance. There was passion anew burning in her eyes. That thing had the gall to touch her under any circumstances! Never mind the fact that scratching was technically touching her. It wouldn't go unpunished. Elizabeth angrily staggered her way toward the fire lizard, ready to pounce...
"Elizabeth! That's enough! Get back here. Having you battle further clearly isn't a wise decision." Elizabeth glared at Charmander, then at Roland, then back at Charmander. She gave him a threatening hiss, then did her best to scurry back to Roland. In turn, the fiery-haired boy lifted the tiny Queen back onto his shoulder.
"Now, then... Blister, it's your turn. Give 'em what you got, buddy." Roland gave his blind pal a couple of taps on the rear to help him find his place. The Deino then made a few clicking sounds, turning his head at seemingly random angles. "Let's have a Focus Energy, pronto." The cute little dinosaur thing was now softly growling along with making his clicking noises. Psyching himself up for the battle ahead, most likely.
And then Roland's ears picked up on something else. Boo was starting to let loose some smack talk!
"Ooh, ouch! That stings!" Roland grinned, yet it was difficult to read Roland's tone of voice. He could've been toying with her, or it could've been sincere, or it could've been any combination of the above. "Let's just see how long that confidence lasts, hm?"