-Underneath a tree-
-Suddenly, something grabs Dintel and quickly lifts him off the ground-
— <...Zzzzhey! Hey! What...?> — uncurls and flails.
— Aw, cute... come here, Dintel. Come here.
-I hug Dintel strongly and pet him on the back; of course, Dintel is not gonna let the chance pass. I don't let him notice that I've been crying a bit though-
— <Ah... hugs! Yes, hug more...!
> — snuggles.
— I've missed you.
-snuggles more and makes some sort of purr sound or whatever Sandshrew do-
— <Ohh... oh I see... I'm sorry...> — blinks and checks his claws — <I was just so fed up with all the noise and the people moving things around, so I left and I came here to sleep...> — tilts head — <I didn't intend to leave little Starly alone... It was just for a minute, I swear...>
-I nod and pet him more-
— <...Did I do bad?>
— No, Dintel. You-you don't understand... it's just that I've really
(snuggles) — <Oh... I miss somemons too... and when I sleep I see them too... do you see somemons when you sleep?>
— Yeah, Dintel. I do.
-we hug for another full minute before Dintel smiles-
— <So I did no bad?>
— No... not unless you want to tell me something.
(shakes head, raises paw) — <Nope!>
— <So I can return to teach little Starly how to eat wires tomorrow?>
— Definitively not...
(drops head) — <Awww...>
— Dintel, for one, she's a Flying
type. And for two, that's active equipment you've been biting.
— But... if you behave from here to the weekend, I promise you I'll get you some wires from the old labs to bite. Just keep Shahinne off them.
-Dintel mumbles for a while, then agrees and returns to snuggles-