Ty uttered, turning toward the trainer who sheepishly offered a napkin. Then he noticed the orange goo covering one of his jacket's sleeves. Well, that was impressive."Bro, those chunks flew really far that time!"
the punk enthused, grinning at his Scyther. He mistakenly assumed Reaper's prowess was the culprit. "Lan's Pokémon better watch out!"
It seemed more trainers had gathered to watch the show. Ty smiled and agreed to let the trainers watch more fruit tricks. As if he and Reaper had more fruit tricks. Which they didn't."Uhh, I'm gonna help clean up the orange corpse first, though,"
the blond suggested, stalling for time. "I'd like to be let back into this Pokemon Center in the future."
A few minutes later, the table was clean and the trainer held some... grapes? Sure, grapes."Alright,"
Ty announced. "We're gonna try a new one, but we gotta go outside for this."
Once outside, Ty began a grandiose explanation of the fabulous new trick."In ring number one, we have... REAPER! In a daring feat of agility. Feast your eyes as I throw one, two, maybe even THREE grapes into the air. Gaze upon the sight as this strong Scyther catches them on his blades, holding as many at a time as possible. Watch with bated breath as there is less and less room on his killer blades. ARE. YOU. READAAAAY!"
Reaper let out a sharp buzz and hovered into the air a few yards away. He seemed more focused when presented with a brand new challenge to conquer.
Ty picked out a large grape and hurled it toward Reaper. The Scyther delivered an expert blow to the small moving target. Unfortunately, the slice was much too strong for the grape, which splattered into oblivion."Close one,"
Ty encouraged. "Go a little lighter this time."
Ty tossed another grape. The same thing happened. Reaper missed the fourth grape entirely. The Scyther was becoming visibly frustrated."Okay, time out,"
Ty called, walking toward his bug type. Reaper landed on the ground and turned away, just... done
with this whole stupid thing."You're slashing like this,"
the trainer demonstrated with a sharp karate chop motion. "It's perfect for battling. But some things are gonna need less force. If you just go like this..."
Ty rotated his left arm, thumb facing up. He placed a grape onto the bony part of his forearm. "Keep your blade still. Use your wings to get to the grape, not your arms."
Ty carefully patted the bug's shoulder. "If that doesn't work, we can workshop it later."
Reaper grumbled. Then he flitted into the air, willing to try one more time. Ty backed up a little and tossed a grape. Reaper instinctually slashed toward it again, but he caught himself and steadied himself to focus on the new plan. The next grape, he kept his blade-arms mostly still and focused on his flight. The grape bounced off the side of his blade. A few more grapes were missed or splattered. Then, a grape landed right on the center of his blade and stuck there."YEAH!"
Ty shouted, jumping and celebrating like his favorite team had won the championship game. "You got it!"
Reaper celebrated with equal enthusiasm, victoriously flailing his arms into the air. The grape flew off into the distance, eventually beaming some wild Ratatta just minding its own business. But that didn't matter. It stuck on the blade. Everyone saw it."Alright, behind the back!"
Ty did a fancy throw behind his back and over his shoulder. Reaper eagerly dived down to catch the flying fruit. SUCCESS! Two in a row!
The Scyther grinned at his trainer, surprised to see no grin in return. His left blade held a pierced grape near the tip. His right blade had gone two inches away from piercing his trainer's shoulder. Reaper's expression changed to match Ty's look of ashen shock and both stood frozen for a second."Heheheh, I'm not a grape,"
Ty anxiously chuckled, trying vainly to reassure his Pokémon. "Le-let's be more careful next time."
Reaper responded by clicking on his pokeball and immediately, wordlessly, vanishing inside. Ty gulped and took a deep breath before turning to his audience."So, we're going to the... uhhhh... the gym? Who wants to beat Lan first?"@Typical@LuckyBlackCat@Noxx