Having just won his 4th badge in Raimon City, our heroes continue on the road so that Satoshi can face the next gym leader.
"It looks so good!" Satoshi said, admiring his newly-earned Bolt Badge. "I can't wait to face the next Gym Leader."
"You truely earned it Satoshi!" Dent said, with a slight smile. "Things weren't looking good around the middle of the match but it turned out to be an exquisite battle full of rich flavours and delicious passion!"
"You got lucky." Iris said smugly. "If it wasn't for Pikachu intervening, you would have lost. Badly."
"Hey, I would have pulled something off! Like I always do!". Satoshi kicked the ground angrily. Iris was always like this, undermining him at every turn.
"Like how you pulled something off in the Don Tournament?" Iris said sarcastically, fully revelling at Satoshi's frustration. "Kodomo ne!"
"Oh shut up, you're always telling me that I'm a child but you know what, you're no better and I'll show you right here, right now!". Satoshi was furious. Not only was Iris running her mouth off, she even thought that she was better than him despite having a weak Kibago and having her first ever Pokémon not listen to her.
"Well then, how will you show that you are better than me?"
"It's mafia time!" Dent proclaimed.
"Mafia time?" Ash and Iris said, together in unison.
"Mafia is a game where one side, the mafia, try to kill all of the other side, the town before the town can find them all. It's a true test of your mental skills!"
Iris looked confused. "We'd... kill each other's Pokémon?"
"I'M IN!" blurted Satoshi, completely cutting Dent off.
"But Satoshi..." Iris started.
"Trying to worm your way out of losing Iris? Kodomo ne!". Satoshi was pleased. For the first time ever he had managed to one-up Iris in the bitch department.
"Fine, then I'm in!" Iris said, refusing to back down.
"It's settled then." Dent said calmly. "Iris, you can be the mafia with your Pokémon, and Satoshi and I will together will be the town to make things fair. Plus this way I get to spend more time with him alone..."
There was an eery silence. Neither Satoshi or Iris knew how to respond, but they also wanted to start the game. Dent gazed into Satoshi's eyes, thrilled that he would be uninterupted with the boy that inspired him to go out and travel with him. The three of them stood there for 3 minutes straight.
"Oh, that's right! Let's get started!" Dent said, as he and Satoshi went off into the forest while Iris let out all her Pokémon.
"Let's win this," Iris said, "and show Satoshi just how much of a child he is!"