"Where are you? And what are you doing?"
"Hmm... Two on two. You ready to be beat?" Haruna anticipated.
Yuuji looked worried. " Haruna... you know that if you get too worked up you'll get sick! I know you look tough on the outside, but on the inside you're really weak and frail!"
"Shut up, Yuuji!"
Just be careful... Haruna...
Lily heard a battle. "I gotta go. Later Abby and Thunder! Later Midnight!" she said as she hung up. Hilda did the same.
"Okay!" Midnight said. "Bye!... Whoa, Mary's in a battle. I've gotta see this. It's not often that she battles, being a coordinator and all."
"Yes, this will be exciting! And I wouldn't assume you're going to win so soon if I were you! I may be a coordinator, but I'm still a good opponent in battle!"
Hilda and Dawn went to see Mary's battle.
"Go! Torchick! Okay, Mary, you can have first move!"
Yuuji stood back but kept a close eye on Haruna. He wanted her safe.
"Be careful, Haruna!"
"I know, Yuuji!"
Just... don't get too wound up...
"Woo! Go Mary!" said Dawn. "You can sick 'er, Mary!" said Hilda.
Haruna rolled her eyes. "You can cheer for Mary all you want! I'm a coordinater, too, ya' know! It just so happens to be that my Mother is a Gym leader back in Hoenn!"
"I'm not one to prejudge me opponent, either! I'm cheering for you!" Mary said with a smile. "Thank you for first move! Gengar, remember, this is a battle, not a contest! Shadow Ball!"
The Gengar launched a strong attack to begin the battle.
"I don't only have power, I have speed on my end too!"
"That's a great thing to have!" Mary replied. "Okay, Shadow Punch! Get up close and make sure it hits this time! That Torchic's not the only fast one here!" Gengar ran up, curling a fist covered in dark energy.
"Torchic! You are so cute!" said Hilda.
"Fire-type..." Muttered Midnight.
"I know, I know! I've just had too many experiences with psychotic ones, okay?! I'm sure you can relate."
The attack hit, sending Torchick flying into a nearby rock.
"Torchick! C'mon, you're stronger than this! Drill Peck!"
The Torchick started spinning in the air and headed for the Gengar. As this happened, Haruna's breathing sped up, not too much as to draw attention, but just enough to catch Yuuji's. Yuuji looked at her.
"Haruna! Slow down!" he yelled.
"S-Shut up... Yuuji!" she said in between breaths.