Sakura explains she and Chris do not really get along when playing games, a thought which disappoints the petit Dunsparce a bit, though she doesn't press the issue further. Nagini goes on to reassure the Ninada ought to be indeed a ways form here since she couldn't gather her scent right off the bat, even if the infamous Seviper is indeed within the park's limits.
Fully taking up Bedivere's invitation, Narsil takes the whole damn bottle of wine while Bedivere serves himself a glass. Heck yes. It would take a while for the alcohol to really get into his system, but this was just a beautiful way of starting off the evening. Meanwhile, Kuranes shares some of his cake with Fa before sincerely thanking her for her rescue, though Sakura still ha no idea what K had to be rescued from. Fa in turn only nods excitedly in response. "It's what friends do!" She answered. Leave it to her to consider someone who was still practically a stranger as a friend upon sight.
As both Narsil and Kara joined in on the club, K tries to push aside the fact that the Gabite was clearly interested in taking a nice bite out of him, and seeks to engage in friendly conversation, inquiring Nars about his unique color scheme. "Shiny! Oh I wouldn't know about that, I was just born this way. Where I come from, my brothers and sisters too had this same color. I was actually surprised to learn that I was part of the minority!" He laughs out loud while taking an extra long gulp off his bottle of Argentinian wine. "I do like shinies, though that has to do more with my heritage than anything else, haha!" He joked about it, though left it at that. He at no point thought back or felt any remorse for his previous actions towards the fox Pokémon. In fact, in his mind he hadn't really done anything wrong. The way he saw it, if one was about to eat you, you could either take it bad and personal, or feel good about someone considering you desirable and delectable. It's all a matter of perspective, and he usually went with the more positive point of view regardless of what he did. "Oh, my name is Narsil, by the way, there's Fa right next to me, and this lovely lass is...
"Kara." The Totodile finished off the sentence. "Now pardon me asking, but may I ask how you got gagged up like that in the first place?" She pressured further, sharing a similar concern as Sakura did. Before the Fox could respond however, something seems to have distracted Bedivere across the lake, and he places down his wine before swimming across it at lightning speed. Whatever impression his unexplained action would leave on the rest of the gang, that was up to them and them only.
Vega could sense the unease Gwyn had regarding Spinel. Sure he was gone, but that Misdreavus was hardly a friend, and is intentions concerned him very much. Vega takes a moment to think his words in return. "If it concerns you so much, then right now you have a choice to make. You can patiently wait for things to develop at their own pace, or you can proactively go and do something about it, but unless you are, be on guard, but never let the thought overcome you with worry. I already did what I hoped to achieve with my presence, and new incidents I will handle when they happen. What will you do, little one? Will you follow me? Will you stay, or will you go?"
The rest of the group meanwhile seemed very interested to know what precisely this "Great Wyrm" was all about, but Vega did not rush to issue an explanation. "All in due time." was his trademark serious answer. As he slithered his way back to the edge of the lake, one could make out the figure looking up at the sun, his little forelegs extended wide as he let the sun's rays bath him in full, feeling its warmth and nurturing off of it like a child would from a parent's loving hug. The Fire Larva turns to the group before greeting them joyfully. "Hail! You came back early, Ambassador. How wonderful! May I ask about this fine company that trails behind you? Greetings! It is a pleasure to meet you all!"
As Theresa summoned forth her own Pokémon, Marion got ready to call forth hers. Hands set on one of her Pokéballs, she seemed to have made up her mind until one of her other Pokémon suddenly showed up, travelling all the way across the lake for the express purpose of defending Marion's honor in combat. Who could it be if not for Bedivere? With Marion accepting Bedivere's plea, the Frillish takes his place on the battlefield, ready for some dueling. "Ahhhh, but must I? Dueling is so violent. Let's all spread the looove instead~" The Swoobat replied, his eyes half-way closed and dreamy as he smiled wide for no apparent reason. If one didn't know any better, one could've sworn Dimitri to have ingested one too many trippy substances beforehand. But who lets his Pokémon ingest such things? Ridiculous. That being said, the rest of his body utterly betrayed what his facial expression and words conveyed. Dimitri was very much en garde, and the sharp eyed could likely infer that this carefree looking bat wouldn't hesitate to strike quick and low at the first-given opportunity.
Just before that start of the battle, the group is suddenly interrupted by an overly-hyper teen who introduced himself as Michael, looking in awe at the Pokémon and eagerly asking the two girls about them. Marion is first to respond that indeed they were about to battle, though he could stay in and watch if they so desired.
"Word of advise," Reese then aded. "If you're gonna be making any bets, your money is guaranteed when place on Dimitri and I, haha!" She teasingly added while pointing her finger to both her Swoobat and herself. It was then that suddenly a talking Meowth and Weedle waddled in, challenging Michael to battle themselves. The timing of it all was awkward for Reese, to say the least (what are the chances?) but she decided to ignore the group as she focused on her own battle at hand ... no wait, a talking Meowth?! How much would one of those be worth at the Black Mar- No, no! Those days were long gone in the past, and she definitely had to do her best to ignore the events transpiring beside her.
Literally shaking the thoughts off her head, Reese counter-orders in response to Marion's own commands. Both combatants were about even in terms of offense and defense, but if there was one thing the evolved bat had in terms of advantage, it was a much superior speed. Bedivere immediately flashes out a Confuse Ray in hoped of getting a crippling head-start over his opponent. Dimitri was prepared for this however, quickly erecting a psychich barrier with his Magic Coat, and in turn reflecting back the status-inducing move to its rightful owner. It was Bedivere now who was very much confused! He was ready for it however, as he starts chewing off his held Persim Berry to ease off his confused mind.
"Yes! Take the chance Dimitri!" His trainer encouraged, and the Swoobat swiftly swoops in, viciously hitting the Ghost-type with a Heart Stamp; his heart shaped nose looking to leave a lasting love-mark on his opponent. Dimitri is, after all, all about spreading his love.
Unflinching, Bedivere simultaneously counter-attacks by quickly spraying searing hot water in an attempt to Scald his opponent. Though Dimitri tries to move out of the way by reflex, the attack hits for the most part, dousing all of his chest and right wing. His expression is clearly one of pain as he quickly flaps to cool himself off. Luckily for him, there doesn't seem to be any major burns in that area.
With the tide of battle looking to turn on the Frillish's favor, Bedivere starts charging up Ghost-energy in what would be an impressive Shadow Ball, and then... nothing happens! Confused, and not just by status, it would seem a spherical cage of psychic energy surrounds Bedivere briefly before vanishing, Dimitri having consumed significant energy to seal off the move entirely with his Imprison. Though Bedivere still had a very effective arsenal of moves at his disposal, the one signature move known to Ghost types was now not an option as long as Dimitri remained conscious.
"That's enough screwing around. Go all out Dimitri. Blast him with your Air Cutter, before diving in with another Heart Stamp. Then finish it with an Assurance!"