Mandarin Island S, Town/Forest Area
-Tony struggles to stand up and face Maekrite again, but can barely move; still, he stands his ground between the tree and the path that leads to the house. None of the two Pokémon have noticed the Nidorina is gone-
— <You'd better stand down, because you are so outclassed... but you won't...
— <...but you know I won't.
> - flinches.
-Maekrite narrows his eyes at the Nidorino-
— <You are going to have... *coughs* try harder before beating me...
-Maekrite casts a powerful Leer-
— <Well I won't! I'm done waiting!
> — swings horn against the ground, starts pacing around — <I've been sitting this one out for three years! I want better food! And glorious battles, instead of always missing out stuff! I want my kit... my kits! I want my respect!
-At the mention of kits, Tony's ears flare up, then he tries to get ready to try another Horn Attack-
— <You can keep waiting! You are not having her!
-Maekrite merely rams Tony again and presses him against the tree; as he looms against the defeated foe, they both listen to the Nidorina above. Maekrite notices the Nidorina on the balcony in the reflection in the Nidorino's eyes, and proudly teases Tony before turning around to greet the female...-
-Maekrite is hit on the head by a large object that breaks causing a lot of noise. Several pieces of a priceless ming vase
spread around him, some of them tainted with blood-
-Somewhere else at the other side of the globe, a craftsman working on another ming vase has a heart attack-
— <Out of here! I don't want you!> — turns to the building and starts screeching — <HEEELP!!! SOMEMON HEEEELP INTRUDER!!!!!!
-shakes head — <...Wait what? Why aren't you... but...> — notices his muzzle is bleeding — <I-I-I fought well... you only had to tell me to stand away...>
-Some footsteps can be heard, while a girl yells and asks if that noise was Dad's Priceless Ming Vase-
— <No! None of us wants you!> — picks a random pebble and throws it at Maekrite — <Look at what you have done! What kind of traitor...!>
-Maekrite babbles something, not understanding what is going on, until he realizes there is someone coming from the other side of the house, carrying a shotgun. A young girl appears on the balcony to try and grab the Nidorina up, but she refuses and instead tries to climb down a nearby tree-
"No! Maria, come here!"
"What is going on here?"
"Stay back, you two!"
"Hey! What is going on there?"
"Aaaaah! That's my Ming Vase!"
-Maekrite turns to Maria as she reaches down the tree and dashes to her one true wuv-
— <I-I don't...>
— <Save your breath! I don't know what you are here for, but we're having none of it!> — curls besides her mate — <Go away!>
-Up the balcony, the Nidorina's owner leads her father to where Maekrite and Tony are-
— <...You attacked me...>
— <And I'd do it again! You are one of those monsters that the wild ones are talking about! Taking things by force! Bloodthirst! And daring to come here!>
— <But I'm not...>
-At that moment, the man with a shotgun appears, and he aims the gun at Maekrite. The Nidorino's instinct kicks in at that moment; he first moves back a couple of steps, giving a last glance at the Nidorin@ couple as the female nuzzles the badly hurt male; in the brief moment that it takes Maekrite's mind to compare how the one time he went the extra mile for a female she was this caring for him as well, the Nidorino turns tail and races away, as a shotgun blast hits a tree half a second too late...-