Mandarin Island South, Forest
-Some Wurmple, Dustox, Caterpie, Butterfree and Pidgey are looking from the treetops-
-On the ground, Maekrite flinches, tries to move to the side, getting the horn that has just draw a scar along his muzzle, some blood dripping from it. Maekrite realizes, from the pain, that the scar runs a very short distance below his own eye-
-Tony tries to push forward, growling, but he can't. He's scored a hit, although the cost is too high. The intruder Nidorino's horn has turned inwards up to his head at the very last second, and now half of it lies beyond Tony's own ear-
-growls — <You got... lucky... ugh... runt...
> — twitches, tries to move.
— <I'm not giving you a next time... ouch... you go down now!
-Pumped by adrenaline and a call from the Nidorina that for the moment none of the two fighters care to parse, Tony manages to push just enough onwards that he can break Maekrite's balance and toss him around, to then retreat-
> — hits a nearby tree.
-Maekrite is surprised by being tossed away with such force, and just stares at nothing blankly for a second
. Meanwhile, Tony manages to stand up, he shakes his head to try and mitigate the pain-
-looks around, seeing nothing, then looks up- — <...Princess?
-Tony turns around and tries to check the surroundings, only to be Tackled by Maekrite and sent rolling on the ground-
-The Nidorina above watches cautiously as Tony struggles to stand up, while the other Nidorino stands still. Despite the excitement of seeing them struggling for her, she was not liking the situation anymore. For one, letting him battle a monster that was there likely to try to offer Tony as a sacrifice didn't bode well with her plans of breeding with him-
-Suddenly, and to the horror of both Tony and Maria, Maekrite assumes battle position, charges power on the tip of his horn, and shoots a Thunderbolt that hits Tony on a hindleg before the Nidorino can evade properly-
> — looks back at Maekrite — <No! This can't...
-Maekrite moves closer and tries to take aim, prompting Tony to run and try to hidebehind a tree.-
— <Now you are going to see a Nidorino properly trained!
-Maekrite shoots a second Thunderbolt that scorches the bark, then chases after Tony to try and reach him before the local Nido reaches higher, safer ground-
-Inside the house, the two youngsters there hear some crackling sounds but can't exactly make what is going on-
-swings paw from the ledge — <Run, Tony! Run!>
-Tony makes a sharp turn just in time to avoid a third Thunderbolt, and covering himself with the thickets rushes to a safer place from which to attempt to ram the other Nidorino. Maekrite just follows, threateningly growling and charging more power-