Welcome to the Battle Academy: Umiko and Ash
The boy sighed. Pikachu then jumped onto Umiko’s shoulder he was trying to explain that you have to face your fears but all Umiko and Ash heard was, “Pika, pika, pikachu.” Ash smiled, there was a boy walking nearby with a Patrat, “Yo kid! Yeah you, can you come here for a sec?” The kid walked caustiously towards the bench, Pikachu jumped from Umiko’s shoulder and ran to the Patrat, he told it that Umiko was afraid of Patrats and Watchogs and that Ash and himself wanted to help her face her fears, the Patrat agreed to help and walked with Pikachu to the bench, the young trainer asked Ash “Wha-what do you want?” Ash picked up the Patrat, “I just want to borrow your Patrat for a bit. You can play with my Pikachu meanwhile” The youngster looked at Pikachu “Ok.” The two ran off but stayed within earshot. “Umiko, you need to face your fears, you mustn’t be shadowed by them” He began stroking the Patrat.
*The Student Trainer was right. Not many things intimidated her except a few. Umiko was not as fearless as others thought. Besides Brian, she feared Watchogs and Patrats, and her sister’s death. At the Battle Academy, most people knew she was afraid of Watchogs and Patrats…
*Surprised that the rodent leaped onto her shoulder, she looked at it and made a questionable look. Pikachu was cute yet serious. The teenager did not notice the younger boy walking with his Patrat* are you trying to help me?
*Hinata was glad the duo was being helpful, though the sight of Patrat worried her. She knew exactly what her trainer was gonna do. Scream and yell at Ash. She was even too afraid to pet a sleeping Patrat. How did the boy know she was scared of those pokemon? Was he a mind reader? Why rush things after what Umiko had been through? She was scared for her sister’s life for goodness sake!*
*The Academy Leader was about to pet Pikachu until it jumped off her shoulder and greeted the Scout pokemon. Finally, when she saw the brown creature in Ash’s hands, she widened her eyes and screamed. The shriek was loud enough to make a flock of Pidove fly away from a tree. Trying to stay calm, Umiko gently gritted her teeth and cracked a small smile. She did not want to yell at him and knew it would ruin her image* Ash *she said through clenched teeth* what do you think you’re doing? Get that ugly thing away from me or I’m leaving!
When Umiko screamed, Ash just turned away and covered the Patrat’s ears. Pikachu, who’s hearing was far greater than any human, instinctly put his paws to his ears. “I swear you burst one of my eardrums.” Ash banged his right ear a couple of times. Luckily, there’s was hardly anyone around at this time, so not many people heard the scream. The youngster and Pikachu ran back. “Wha-what’s wrong?” The youngster asked, “Nothing kid, just the female is scared of Patrats and Watchhogs, I’m just tranna help, so far, mixed results.” The Patrat knew he was trying to help, but being called ugly got him quite angry, he had managed to calm himself but he did not know how long it would be until he did lash out, “Umiko I’m not moving this Patrat and you’re not leaving” He turned to the youngster, “Sorry kid, can you talk a walk for a bit, come back in around 10 minutes.” “My Patrat?” “He’s in good hands” “Fine.” The youngster walked off. Pikachu had walked infront of Umiko and stood him ground.