Fary just looked up at Lizbeth then looked away. "Remember how I told you I'm from Unova? Well, there's a reason I left home four years ago. I... I was in a serious relationship with a trainer that specialized in dark types. He became a member of the Elite Four.. and dumped me." Fary starting chewing on her lower lip. "He just called me for the first time in 4 years..." she picked up and held Emily.
"I'm...I'm sorry to hear that. It was awful of him to do that." Lizbeth gave her Poochyena a small petting as she talked. "Why ever did he call you again, though?"
"He.. he apologized for everything and asked for me back." She hugged Emily more and she tried to wiggle out of her arms. "Oh, shit I'm sorry Emily..."
"Hmm, is that so?" Lizbeth wasn't quite sure why he'd just suddenly want to be back, but one thing was clear enough to her. "I take it that isn't exactly happy news for you? Sorry if I appear inconsiderate, but I'm not exactly an expert on relationships." Given that she had never been in one herself.
Fary shook her head and decided she should give the girl more information. "He hid a gambling issue he had from me out of shame. I would have supported him and loved him regardless of that. Right before he was set to take over his roll in the Elite Four, he took me out to a VERY nice dinner and broke up with me out of the blue." She felt fresh tears run down her cheeks.
"I later find out it was due to his addiction and guilt over keeping it from me. There where better ways to handle that."
"That's simply awful. I can't believe he'd do that instead of trust in you and possibly get through it together." She stopped petting her Poochyena and grabbed onto Fary's hand. "There definitely were better ways, but I suppose he didn't know how to handle it."
Emily sat down next to her trainer and yipped. "Zorua, Zorzor zorua!" Fary, don't cry! Emily didn't know how to handle crying humans yet, but she really didn't like seeing her trainer upset.
Fary squeezed Lizbeth's hand. "No.. he really didn't. The shitty part is I spent weeks breeding a perfect Pokémon for him, one I found out today he uses in his Elite Four roaster back home. I... I have conflicting feelings about that."
Fary sat in silence for a moment as she chewed on her cheek. "Part of me still cares for him, a part I thought long dead... Fucking Grimsley."
Lizbeth squeezed back and gave Fary a soft smile. "Well, ultimately, I think it's up to you what you want to do should he contact you again. We may not have known each other for more than a few hours, but I'll support your decision."
Letting go of her hand, she thought of showing Fary something she hadn't done this entire time. "Wanna see something cool?" Lizbeth put her Poochyena down, as well as putting Ace down on the table, and took her backpack off to reach for something in it.
"Here, Ace, hold this." Lizbeth handed him a mirror, and he knew exactly what she was about to do. With her hand out of the bag, there was a small case in it. She opened it, and two lenses were there. "Just a sec, Fary." After taking her glasses off, she very carefully put both lenses onto her eyes and blinked a few times before putting her glasses back on.
When she looked over to Fary, her green eyes had now become red. "Pretty cool, right?" She hoped that this might cheer her up some.
Fary sat and waited patiently. She watched her dig through her bag, clearly looking for something. Then, when she pulled out the small case, she became more interested in Lizbeth's rummaging.
Fary smiled slightly after Lizbeth was done with the lenses. "That is pretty cool Lizbeth. I needed that. It was sweet of you." She did feel a bit better and appreciated her efforts to make her laugh.
"Oh, I'm so glad to hear that." Lizbeth put the mirror and case back, intending on keeping the lenses in for the time being. "I wonder what the others will say." Ace walked over to Fary and patted her hand. "Imp!" Cheer up! he said with a grin.
"While that was definitely a nice distraction for you, don't forget that we're here for you. Both Ace and I. Keep walking forward and you'll find your way." Lizbeth said with a reassuring grin of her own.
Fary sighed and nodded weakly. Growlithe "Thank you, I needed that. While I have my own thinking to do, you did help make me feel a lot better Lizbeth. Thank you."[/color] She gave her a soft and genuine smile. "I'm happy I decided to come to Kanto and take the gym challenge here."
Fary was about to take out her sketchbook when a Growlithe barged into the room followed by clearly it's trainer. She normally would have wanted to greet them, but more likely wanted to sit and draw. "Yea, that's us. I'm Fary Natashi, I live here in Kanto." she looked up at the new arrival and gave him a weak wave, clearly still upset, but being as polite as she could muster.