@sarah morgan: @DigiDestined:
It had been quite some time since the initial exam, and now it was the day before a certain exhibition match between two more experienced students.
Specifically, Tika Vs Sarah.
After the events of that day, Tika's popularity had taken quite a nose-dive. Certain images went viral, and wolf-whistles still followed her wherever she went on campus, despite the efforts from teachers to maintain her dignity and privacy.
And tomorrow would be her chance to reclaim the former glory. By crushing her rival in a battle.
A young man approached her during lunch period. She ignored him best she could, but when he started stealing her chips, he was asking for a slap.
The only reason he didn't get one was because of the comment he made.
[ SO, I HEAR YOU NEED A FIRST YEAR PARTNER FOR TOMORROW'S MATCH ]
The fact that he had approached her, that he knew who she was and what was happening tomorrow, told a lot about the boy in and of itself.
[ MY NAME'S JOEY ]
[ I'M THE MOST DANGEROUS FIRST YEAR IN THE SCHOOL ]
As if to prove his point, he placed a VS recorder onto the table, then walked away.
Curiosity piqued, Tika pressed the play button, and watched in awe as this Joey took down a dragonite with only a ratatta.
The battle was over within a minute. This kid, even with the weakest pokemon, could train them in such a way as to completely cripple the greatest powerhouses.
Tika wanted him on her team.
"HEY!" She shouted, getting to her feet. "JOEY!"
Standing in the hallway, a good distance from the dining hall, Taylor grinned to himself at a job well done.
The girl would be begging for him to help her.
He had broken her and now he was rebuilding her in a more usable shape.
And thus his influence spread.