Back when she was still an Ekans, she would occasionally struggle in her hunting she did with Amethyst and Seshiro and even fail to finish off her prey sometimes. She finally decided to take her troubles to her "sister". "So what exactly do you have problems with?
" Amethyst queried.
"Well, I can Wrap my prey up and poison them,
" Shisato hissed with distraught, "but sometimes they still have enough energy to outlast me and get away. I just... don't have the same stamina you two have. Unless I can ambush my opponent and take it out quickly enough I can't last very long. What should I do?
Amethyst thought for a moment. "Sounds to me like you could use a move called Giga Drain!
" she said with a dark smile.
" she asked. "Isn't that what you use to steal energy from your opponent, big sister?
" she nodded. "It takes Grass energy to use, so since we're close to a field, we can go there to help you learn! Sound good?
" her soft hiss betrayed excitement in her.
In the middle of a nice thicket, the two snakes were poised in front of a hole dug by a pair of Drilbur the two could smell in there. "Okay, so first things first: let's catch us some prey, then I'll demonstrate the attack, got it?
" Shisato nodded to convey her understanding. With that, Amethyst slithered into the hole first, then Shisato. Drilbur were tricky to catch because their tunnel system was quite complex, but it wasn't impossible. Thanks to their forked tongues, the two sisters could zero in on their targets, and it seemed there was more than two Drilbur in there after all: one of the tunnels had lots of individual scents, each of them faint and giving off soft cries. The Drilbur were parents, which made the situation easy: all they had to do was move to where the babies were and lure the parents out of hiding. One double ambush later, the parents were trapped by the sisters' coils, the mother by Amethyst and the father by Shisato. While they struggled to free themselves Amethyst said to Shisato, "Okay, now watch carefully: just press your lips together, call on your Grass energy, and you're ready to suck the life out of them!
" Shisato watched, making sure to tighten her Wrap attack so her "practice partner" wouldn't escape, as Amethyst nipped her prey by the nose and began "drinking". Life energy soon came out of the mole's body and was converted into green balls which were drawn into Amethyst's mouth and swallowed as though they were gelatinous eggs, and Shisato could see the victim becoming lifeless from the super-effective attack.
Once Amethyst was done with her attack, she went ahead and swallowed the rest of the body since it wouldn't take a lot of time, and the other Drilbur wasn't going anywhere. "Mmmm, tasty~
" she said with a satisfying lick of her lips once she was finished. "See? Not much to it, it's just like how we drink water! You don't even have to make contact with your target to use it! That's just a personal preference of mine, and it's something I think you should do to start out with since you're just learning the attack and how it works. Okay, now your turn!
" she said with some hesitation. She gently bit down on her Drilbur's nose and had to resist the urge to just start swallowing her meal and instead began to suck on it. It took much longer for the attack to show any results for her as it did for Amethyst--this was her first experience with Grass energy, after all--but eventually she could feel the energy being ingested into herself, and she felt at ease as her health slowly came back to her after the tussle she had earlier and what life her prey had left begin to leave him. Soon after, she couldn't drain any more energy, and while the Drilbur was still barely clinging to life he was too exhausted from the ordeal to struggle anymore. "Hm, not bad, could use some work, though, to really get it to where it needs to be,
" Amethyst's words expressed a slight disappointment, yet were still encouraging. "So, how does it feel?
"Oh, I feel great!
" Shisato hissed happily. "I'm not as tired now as I usually am after a kill!
"Good! Try practicing Giga Drain while hunting, and you'll get the hang of it!
"Sure, I can do that,
" she said, then looked over at the Drilbur pups who had no idea of the plight they were in. "So what should we do with them?
"Eh, we can let the boys clean up,
" Amethyst shrugged. "They'll probably like the scraps we left them!
"Yes, I bet they will, but... may I finish my meal first?
"Of course, silly!
" the Seviper chuckled, with Shisato joining in before she started eating. Yep, that's sisterhood: it can be pretty darn weird sometimes...