Bohmander bit down, his teeth sinking into Abra's side. I noticed that the Barrier slowed Bohmander down considerably, which was probably for the best given the circumstances. Once the attack was delivered, Bohmander jumped backward, as though anticipating a counterattack from Abra. However, no counterattack was forthcoming. Abra lay on the ground, clutching at his wounded flank, as though paralyzed - or perhaps he had flinched? Thunder Fang's effects manifested themselves somewhat similarly at times, so it was kind of difficult to tell.
Several seconds passed and Abra showed no sign of getting up. He was down, but not fainted entirely - if he was, John would be ushering me away from him, possibly giving the Abra some medicine so that his wounds could heal more rapidly. But this was something different, a side-effect of the Thunder Fang.
I frowned, wondering what to do next. I couldn't very well gauge Abra's remaining health while it was lying on the ground. I sighed. Abra could withstand one more jolt, couldn't he? Arceus, I hoped so.
"One last 'Fang," I said to Bohmander. "Make it weak."
I could tell that Bohmander was displeased by the order. He liked to put out all of his power and to give everything he had. I sighed. "Don't worry, Bo. There'll be strong opponents to come!"
Bohmander rolled his eyes and let out a faint growl; I wasn't sure that he completely agreed. However, he complied with my request. Tiny, glowing arcs of electricity sparked across his gleaming dentition. He stalked toward Abra, waiting for a sign of life from the little fox, before lowering his head, ready to bite down to deliver a final, weak jolt to ensure that Abra would stay down while I went in for the capture.