"...You doin' okay?" Chris asked, holding Serenity as the two of them lay under his coat together. Having removed the dirtied sheets from the bed, he sprawled it over them as they lay atop the mattress together, with Serenity curled against him. "I... Do okay..." she nodded, keeping hold of him. Easily feeling the sense of need from her, Chris remained still as he held her close in his arm, looking back at the wafting aurora in the sky above them. "I... Love you so much, Serenity... No matter my mistakes, please don't ever forget that." he finally spoke. "...Mm." she nodded, her cheek remaining against his chest. "I mean it... Look at me." he insisted, the Pokemon raising her head and meeting his eyes with her own. "You're my greatest treasure... You were, and always will be the most important gift of my life. After we met, you were the one who filled a place within me that was empty for so long. And not only that..." he paused, caressing her cheek in his hand. "You were the one who opened up entirely new worlds to me... Don't you remember all the times I've told you I didn't deserve you?" he asked as she tilt her head, rubbing her cheek against his palm. "I know..." she replied. "I... Don't think you do..." Chris replied, shaking his head, making her show a curious look. "You... Gave me purpose, a reason to look forward to going on in life. After my Gramps passed away, after leaving my village, I was just ready to wander. I had no real goals, no real ambition, no real reason for existence other than just... Wondering what was out there." he confessed. "And then meeting you... It changed everything for me." Chris continued. "Instead of asking myself what I was going to do next, instead of walking around wondering why things had happened..." he paused, closing his eyes.
"I... Began thinking..." he spoke, looking back at Serenity as she gazed at him. "If... My old man hadn't passed away when he had... If my time to leave my village hadn't come... If fate had kept me where I was... What would that have meant for you, at the bottom of that cliff?" he asked. "Serenity... The only thing I felt at that time was loss... I felt like a failure for so many reasons. I didn't know what to do, where to go... And then, I came across you, and..." he paused a second time, trying to think out his words as Serenity kept her focus on him. "...And?" she asked. "They say, everything happens for a reason... I may have lost my Gramps, but because of that loss... I found you... I loved my old man, he filled a role that was so important in my life growing up. But you... Having you with me now... Since the day we met, you began filling a role in my life that... Much as I loved Gramps, is..." he struggled, making Serenity show concern. "Not need to force self to say things." she affirmed. "No. I... I need to say it. What I want to say... It's the truth." he insisted, holding her hand on his atop his chest. "You... Being with me, being part of my life now... It's... Even more important to me." he admit, the Pokemon's eyes slowly widening from being placed above his own Grandfather as Chris glanced away as though silently apologizing before nodding and looking back at her. "I'll never forget my Gramps, and I'll always cherish the time we had, but now, from here, and in the future... I want to cherish you, to focus only on you, even more. I want you to know just how much you really mean to me. I think Gramps would understand, too." he affirmed. "I'm not lost anymore, Serenity, there's no sadness, no sense of loss. You... Were the light that got me back on track, and you're that same light now." he went on.
"The day I gave you the sight from my eye... Do you remember... What it felt like when you took off that helmet way up high on the rooftop of the laboratory tower? When you saw me, and the world for the very first time?" he asked. "I... Remember..." she nodded. "That... Is how I felt after we met, and the more we spent time together, the more we bonded, the more that feeling grew and grew. Even to this day, those feelings continue to grow. When you opened your eyes and finally saw the light... That's how I felt the moment I was taking care of your injuries after I climbed up that cliff with you. I realized that you could be my new purpose, my new hope, my new reason for being, and you became my reason to go out there and see the world. Not so I could forget things and just wander aimlessly, but so that I could show you all the wonders out there, so we could eat all the great things we have, see all the amazing places we've visited... Together... I love all of you so much, you, Alicia, and Rose, but... Even with them in mind, I still need you Serenity, without you..." he paused, looking at her for a moment before suddenly pulling her up in his embrace, holding her tightly making her widened eyes begin filling with tears, his hold on her feeling as though he was scared. "I'm sorry... For making you do all the things we have in this city... I'm sorry for what happened at the temple... I know it feels like I've been ignoring you, dragging you around, making you get involved with my own plans, and in ways... I guess I have... But please, Serenity..." he paused, placing his hand on the back of her head and rubbing it as he held her. "I... Need my light... I need you, more than I've ever needed anything, or anyone..." he insisted.
"You were the one who gave me a new reason to exist, and now you hold my new life, my new family, together... Don't ever forget how dear you are to me, how important you are... Please, don't ever stop being my light." he begged, his words and confessions making the Pokemon in his embrace tremble while tears began streaming from her eyes. "If you aren't with me... The person who helped fill my life with everything it has now... I..." he added, gritting his teeth while holding back his own tears. In their current state, though both were completely exposed, it wasn't Serenity's bosom against Chris that was either of their focus, but rather her horn as it pressed against him, essentially pressing one heart against another, and as his thoughts and feelings found their way into her being once more, his words rang true as his heart poured its sensations of joy and agony alike into her horn, the joy coming from their meeting and time together, likewise the agony coming from the thought of losing her, making Serenity finally embrace him with the same tightness. Staying this way for some time, Serenity finally worked herself back, coaxing Chris to lay beneath her as she positioned herself on top of him. With his coat draped along her shoulders, she gave him an endearing smile as he glanced away nervously. "I uh... Maybe got a little too mushy there..." he admit, his shyness showing as he scratched his cheek. "No... I like it... It make feel lots better, even more than what we just do." she assured. "I... Not so good at saying things like you, but... I feel same way." she nodded as he looked up at her. "I... All alone... Without you, no purpose, even want to die... Then met you, and wanted to live. Felt happy." she smiled.
"You do many things. So many things... Before you give me eye, way you treat me meant a lot. Things you say, what you give me..." she went on, looking down at her necklace and badge as it hung in her cleavage, touching it in a nostalgic manner while also bringing back the fact she was exposed into Chris's mind as his eyes widened, quickly catching himself and returning his focus to her face. "You... Special... Always be special, no matter what. It like you say, even if we fight... You all I have too." she assured, looking back at him. "Then... After you give me eye..." she paused, touching her right eye as she reminisced. "That... Was more than enough, and even after, you still do nice things, still take care of me..." she continued with smile of contentment. "That why..." she paused, looking at him again before slowly brushing his coat off her shoulders, making it drop behind her to further expose herself, presenting her body without hesitation nor' shame to the man beneath her. "I say it again... All of it, all of me... Is yours." she declared. "This body I make for you... This heart that beat for you... My mind, think only of you. All of me is for you, will only be for you, forever." she assured before looking at his chest and placing her hands on it. "You... Fight for me, suffer and... Hurt for me..." Serenity point out with guilt in her expression. "I share blame in fight we have... You... Just doing nice things. Even if it for another Gardevoir, it... Wrong of me, to forget what happen to you for my sake. Even now... I can feel wounds you get for my sake still hurt..." she admit, able to sense what his body feels through their contact, making Chris glance away uncomfortably. "It's not that bad. Pretty much gone at this point." he assured.
"That not matter, I know it still hurt from time to time. You still suffer because you save my life, and... I still get so mad at you, I yell at you..." Serenity argued, tears now welling up in her eyes for a different reason. "I do so many wrong things... Not able to help it." she admit, making Chris think back to what Rose and Alicia had said before and reflecting on the nature of Serenity's species in general. "...We're two halves of a whole mess, aren't we?" he suddenly smirked, making her look at him curiously through her teary appearance. "...You know what would really make me happy?" he asked, taking her hands off his chest and holding them. "Don't get me wrong, your body... I don't have enough words to describe it..." he admit, hovering his gaze along her making the Pokemon blush and glance away. "Glad you like... Help self as much as want..." she insisted. "I appreciate it, but more than having your body..." he paused, sitting up making her lean back slightly as he loosely supported her in his arms. "How about..." he added, leaning in while pulling her closer making Serenity blush as her bosom began pressing against him, only for Chris to place his forehead against hers making the Pokemon pause and blink with an "eh?" from the act. "...Smiling for me more often too?" he asked, looking at her as her face remained reddened. "I can't help it... I'm selfish after all." he chuckled while wiping her tears with his fingers. "Okay..." she replied before showing a small smile. "C'mon, how about a little more?" Chris pressed before playfully cuddling her and tickling her with various smooches on the neck. "O-Okay, okay!" she giggled before the two pulled back from one another enough for Chris to see her smile in full.
"There it is... Now that's more like it. I'm satisfied." he nodded. About to respond, Serenity felt something and jolt before looking at Chris slyly. "...What?" he asked. "You sure you satisfied...?" she asked, making him blush while glancing away with a scowl. "I-I'm trying to be sweet here, ignore that." he insisted. Continuing to give him the same look, Serenity began shifting herself while embracing him, the two sitting up together as they took on the Lotus Position in the dimly lit room. With Chris trying to insist he merely wanted to reassure her and affirm his love, Serenity was set on passion of another sort after everything he'd said and done, now taking the initiative while responding with her own desire to express herself in her own manner, entrapping Chris as the Embrace Pokemon she was and offering a thorough reminder on how her species obtained said title toward their masters. Once they both finally had their fill of one another, Chris was the first to depart their bedroom, leaving Serenity draped under his coat and offering a final kiss before making his way downstairs and tossing their blankets in the washer and heading to the bathroom to wash himself off as well. Along his way between rooms, both Alicia and Rose flushed as they watched him roam about in his boxers, showing an embarrassed smile as he waved at the two along his way and apologized. Once he was clean, Chris made his way into the living room with a fresh pair of pants on, sitting on the sofa with a relieved sigh as he rubbed a towel on his head. "We.. Don't we sound satisfied?" Alicia point out. "Heh... I guess so..." Chris smirked, pulling the towel away and shaking his head before sitting back. "What a day..." he added, looking at the snake.
"...I appreciate what you girls did tonight." he thanked, turning to Rose as she sat by his side. "You two explained things in a way I needed to hear, and because of that you really helped me and Serenity both." he chuckled before motioning for the two girls to come closer, pulling Rose against him for a hug while catching Alicia's neck in his arm and pulling her in for the same, the two blinking in surprise. "You know... A man really couldn't ask for a better bunch of girls, willing to put up with how slow he can be." he admit. "W-Well, it can be a challenge." Alicia smirked, trying to hide her flustered sensations from the sudden embrace. "Nah... You're not slow. You probably do better than a lot of other males out there." Rose assured with a smile. "Heh... Thanks for the vote of confidence." Chris nodded before giving both a kiss on the cheek. "...I also wanna say, a man couldn't ask for a better family either..." he praised while releasing the two. "I love you... All of you... Thanks, for everything." he smiled, both showing a blush as Alicia glanced away with an "Mm" while Rose fidget with a wide smile. "I won't forget tonight, or any of the rest of the time we've spent together. You girls are always teaching me so many things, and you remind me of things that are so important whenever I start slipping up..." he point out, noticing Serenity from the corner of his eye on the staircase. "Thanks... For making me a better man..." he finished, looking back at her making the silent Pokemon show the same look as the others before giving him a smile and nodding in response. Still draped in his coat, Serenity clutched it like a treasure of sorts as she quietly made her way to the bathroom herself, Alicia catching sight of her as well and glancing in her own silence.
As Serenity began shutting the bathroom door, her eyes met with Alicia's, the two merely looking at one another until she slowly shut the door completely. "I suppose... All will be well..." the snake muttered before showing a smirk. "It'll be nice having things back to the norm. I loathe having a..." she began to point out, only to pause and look at Chris as he gave her a curious look. "...Sup?" he asked before Alicia looked toward the door and suddenly shout the rest of her statement in her own language, causing Serenity to shout back in her own as well. "Uhh..." Chris muttered. "Just a little mud slinging." Rose smiled, slight sweat on her face as she waved reassuringly. "Mud...?" he replied before looking at Alicia and remembering their previous conversation together. "...You do care." he grinned. "You shut up." the snake insisted, making him chuckle before showing an endearing smile. "...Thank you, for respecting her..." he nodded, making Alicia jolt back before facing away. "Bah... Respect who...?" she asked. Looking at Rose, the rabbit blinked at him before being pulled into his embrace, her eyes widening until he pulled away. Following this, he stood and approached Alicia, looking up at her as she tilt her head before he gave her an embrace as well. "I really do love you girls." he grinned, his act and expression combined as he faced up making the snake flush. "What's bringing all this on?" Rose asked behind him as he released Alicia, offering an "It's just a good night" remark. "I should put on some more clothes, hard to go out and get dinner among other things when you've only got pants on." he chuckled before making his way upstairs, the girls remaining in the living room as they watched him leave.
Noticing the subtle smile on Alicia's face, Rose showed one of her own with an "Everything worked out" remark. "I suppose... Though it usually does with him." the snake nodded. "I guess it's a magnetic situation, you can't help it." she smirked. "The fool really is hopeless, it's difficult for any of us to stay mad at someone so... Perhaps innocent is the word?" she suggested. "A man and a child combined, he's impressive at times, yet so often he's so blind and needy you can't help but mother him in a way... Quite the bind we're in, the way our instincts are with him." Alicia giggled. "That's just part of what makes him cute." Rose point out with a giggle of her own. "He's so strong, he stands up for our sake and others, yet at the same time he's so fragile, especially when it comes to us." the rabbit point out. "...No matter how we may feel about one another, we all want to protect the bonds we've made regardless." she nodded, Alicia looking at her before giving a nod of her own as Chris finally returned. "Alright... Now just need my coat." he muttered as he stepped down. "You girls want anything in particular for dinner?" he asked. "We'll have whatever you have." Rose waved. "I'm not particularly picky tonight, so the same for me." Alicia agreed. "Alright then... Hey, Serenity! I kinda need my coat back!" he called out, walking along and turning into the hall leading to the bathroom. Once he was near the door however, a piercing scream suddenly rang from within, making the group jump in surprise. "H-Hey! You ok...!!" Chris panicked. As he attempted to rush forward and open the door, Serenity suddenly flung it open herself and smashed into him as she raced out, screaming in fear as the two slammed to the ground.
Blinking wide eyed, Alicia and Rose looked at the two as Chris's face found itself deep within the cleavage of Serenity's bosom, his eyes widened for a different reason as a flush spread across his face. With her whole body covered in water from the shower, it was a slick sensation as the Pokemon groaned and rubbed her head, only to jolt and slowly look back. Noticing an object moving, her color faded before letting out another scream and flailing on Chris, quickly pulling herself off with her foot kicking his head by accident in the process as she shot up and raced around the corner. "Oww-ch-ch-ch..." Chris groaned, raising and rubbing where he'd been kicked with his eye winced. "Geez, the hell was that all about?" he muttered, looking back as Serenity peered out from the corner. "What?" he asked, the Pokemon pointing at the bathroom in response. In the living room, Alicia and Rose were looking at Serenity's exposed form, making the snake groan and avert her focus while Rose blushed from the view. "It's just us in here, what's the problem?" Chris asked, raising up and shaking off the remaining shock of the impact. making his way up to the entrance, he peered in and looked around. Finding nothing out of the sort in particular, he stepped in for a better look. "...I don't see anything, Seren..." he began, only to pause when he turned and noticed a tiny object move by the toilet. "Mm...?" he muttered before approaching. Squatting down and peering around it, he found himself looking at a Joltik, the small, furry spider-like creature inching back with a wary look on its face. "Aww... That's all?" Chris chuckled before offering his hand. "Here you go! Don't worry, I'm a friend to all Pokemon, big or small." he assured.
"What's your problem anyway?" Alicia scowled, making Serenity jolt in the living room as she remained at the corner of the hall. "N-Nothing!" she snapped in response. "I dunno... You kinda stampeded all over Chris a minute ago..." Rose point out with a nervous smile. "Alright everyone, the situation's taken care of." Chris suddenly spoke, making Serenity jolt a second time as she gripped the corner. Noticing he had the creature in his palm, she panicked and raced behind the railing of the steps, peering out as Chris tickled Joltik's face with his finger. "Take a look!" he grinned, holding out the tiny creature for the others to see. With both girls showing sweat on their faces, Rose and Alicia gave Serenity the same "Are you serious?" kind of look. "...I know what I said about using his language and such but, I'm sorry... That's pathetic..." Alicia point out. "It grab my butt in shower!!" Serenity snapped. "It didn't mean anything by it, that's in its nature." Chris clarified, letting it crawl up his arm and stand atop his shoulder. "They tend to attach themselves to large Pokemon..." he smirked, making Serenity scowl. "You call me big...?" she asked in agitation. "Not like that, I mean in general. They'll cling to people too. They rely on electricity put off by others and objects, so it spends most of its time trying to find sources of energy to store. We had em' all the time in the village, they love houses. And given how cold this part of the Region is, it's a surprise we haven't seen more." he point out. "They're harmless, really, if anything they're kinda cute!" he grinned. "Ick... You lose points for that..." Serenity groaned. "Aw c'mon, you should try holding it!" he offered. "NO!!" she immediately affirmed, holding the railing like a prison door she was keeping shut for her own safety.
"...More than that, how about she try covering herself?" Alicia interrupted, making both pause. "Ah... Right..." Chris nodded, glancing away while scratching his cheek with a blush while Serenity scowled from her own embarrassment. "You... Stay there..." she insisted before inching her way out from behind the railing, warily circling Chris as she covered herself with her arms and hands. "Aw, c'mon Serenity." he smiled with slight sweat on his forehead. "You hush!" she insisted, keeping an intense focus on the spider atop his shoulder. "...Nasty bug." she grumbled. Suddenly waving its leg as if to wave, this act by Joltik made her panic and quickly rush by, slamming the bathroom door behind her. "You put out now!! Get rid!!" she insisted. "Of all the things to make her act that way..." Chris sighed, shaking his head before letting the tiny Pokemon crawl back into his palm. "Wadaya gonna do?" Rose asked as he looked around. "Mm... Good question..." he muttered. "It's so tiny, I'd hate to just toss it out in the cold..." he answered, walking up to the window and pushing the curtain aside before focusing on the garage. "Say... I know!" he grinned. "Serenity! I need my coat!" he called. In response, she opened the door and tossed it out, making it fall to the floor as she shut the door again. "Sheesh, and she treated it so well before." Chris grumbled, approaching and taking it in hand. "Up top little fella, I'll put you somewhere safe." he assured, placing Joltik on his head while donning his coat. "You girls stay here, I also have some supplies I need to pick up so I might be a minute. That alright?" he asked. "Fine with us... Just be safe." Rose nodded. "Agreed, mind yourself." Alicia added. "Come on, I'll be fine." Chris waved.
"I'll be back soon Serenity!" he called out. "Get rid of bug!" she insisted. "Oy oy..." Chris sighed. Opening the front door, he made his way out with Alicia and Rose following, watching as he made his way to the garage. "You behave now!" he insisted. "When have we ever done otherwise?" Alicia smirked with her nose up, only for Chris to give her a skeptical look making the snake lower herself while clearing her throat. Opening the door of the garage, the girls watched the window on the side of it as Chris appeared within, placing Joltik on a shelf while speaking to it and pointing out a nearby socket. Watching as it approached, the insect raised on its hind legs and began feeding on electricity from the outlet, small sparks around it until pulling away and leaping happily about. Seeing Chris laugh in response to its newfound spunk, Alicia and Rose found themselves smiling for their own reasons from the warmth of the sight. "Even the smallest creature..." the snake muttered. "That's our guy." Rose giggled as they watched him leave with the carriage, Joltik waving from the shelf it was left on before returning to its meal. "Be back girls!" Chris waved, making Rose do the same while Alicia lowered her head. Returning inside, the two made their way to the living room as Serenity peered out from the bathroom and followed the two, looking around as she stood in her normal, concealed form. "...You gonna be okay?" Rose smiled nervously. "I fine..." Serenity assured before looking at the two. "You never... NEVER see that, got it?" she warned, her finger toward them. "I don't really care, Chris was the one you ran into." Alicia reminded. "I won't bring it up. I did feel bad for him though." Rose admit.
"That... Was accident." Serenity replied, glancing away as the trio made themselves comfortable. Eventually, Chris finally returned, his knock at the door prompting Serenity to take a look before letting him in. Stumbling about, his arms had various supplies for drawing piled high, with various roles of blueprint paper in his grasp along with the odd's and in's he needed to fill them with his ideas. Placing them on the table, he straightened and wiped his forehead with a satisfied sigh. "My, haven't you been a busy bee..." Alicia spoke. "Yeah... Sorry about how long it took." Chris apologized. "So... What all this?" Serenity asked, holding up a Drafting Compass and dangling it as she looked it over. "Basically just everything I need to plan how I want everything laid out at the Temple for the party... I'm gonna design everything myself!" he grinned. "It's gonna be a pretty big job but... I think I can get it done." he added with his nose up. "Pride comes before the fall." Alicia cautioned, making him raise a brow. "Really...? Coming from you...?" he asked, making her blush and scowl. "Be quiet." she warned, getting a laugh from him. "Don't worry... I'm basically just gonna draw out a stage, and placements for lights and all. It's tricky, but at the same time it's not as complex as actually designing the temple itself. The foundation is already there, I just have to use my imagination around that! Most of the work is already done for me." he assured before heading back out, returning with bags of food. "Got us some fried rice with vegetables mixed in, and some udon as well. Kinda simple, if that's okay." he offered, handing Serenity and Rose each a platter. With both sitting on the sofa together to eat, he set his and Alicia's on the table before motioning the snake closer.
"I got an idea... Mind letting me have your vine?" he asked. Getting a nod, the snake extended one toward him, after which he took a plastic fork and some tape he'd bought and attached it to the end. "There we go... Try eating with that." he offered as she looked it over. "A tad odd, don't you think?" she asked. "Eh, it's just something to give a shot." he shrugged. Opening up her platter, he let Alicia work her fork into the rice before lifting it toward her mouth, giving it a sniff with a "Not bad..." remark and taking a bite. "There you go!" Chris smirked. "See how smart I can be?" he asked, getting an "Uh huh" in response with a sly smirk from the snake. Enjoying their moment of dining together, Chris brought everyone glasses of water before moving on to his task, setting his supplies aside and sprawling out the first of his papers while munching on his food. "Alright... A stage..." he muttered. "More than that, it will need things for effects and stuff..." he added, sitting for a moment before taking a pencil and ruler in hand and beginning his work. "How long will it take?" Rose asked before slurping on a noodle. "Well... Could be an all-nighter..." Chris admit, making the girls look at one another. "You need rest." Alicia insisted. "Don't worry, I'll have plenty." he promised with a smirk, continuing to draw. "I offered to help, when I put my mind to something I get it done." he insisted. Deciding to go quiet on the subject, the girls finished their food while watching his ideas unfold. As the hours ticked by past midnight, by the time Chris finished the majority of his plan for the stage, the only one remaining awake was Serenity, having sat in the recliner while Alicia and Rose lay sprawled on the sofa.
Raising his arms with a stretch and massaging his hands, Chris let out a yawn and looked at the girls. "Surprised you're still up..." he point out, looking at Serenity as her eyes showed signs of weights on their lids, her body sitting in a slumped manner. "I fine..." she assured before letting out a yawn of her own. Showing a smirk, Chris stood and removed his coat, placing it over her while pushing the chair back in its reclined position. "I told you I fine." she insisted. "I'm telling you to relax." Chris insisted. "I'll be fine, don't worry." he assured before holding her cheek and offering a kiss on her forehead. "I love you." he nodded, returning to his place on the floor at the table. "Now..." he muttered, setting the stage plans aside before moving on to another blank blueprint. Doing a fist pump of sorts and grunting confidently, he added a "Keep going!" remark as be began drawing anew. Watching as he dedicated himself to his work, Serenity glanced at the others as they slept, unable to keep their eyes open while Chris pushed himself on. Showing a small smile, she looked down at his coat, snuggling herself beneath it and tucking the lower half of her face under its collar. Taking a deep breath of his scent, she offered a "Love you" remark of her own, making him pause and glance at her. "...Sleep well." he smiled, nodding as her eyes finally began shutting. Throughout the night, Chris continued drawing countless concepts for the temple, at times lost in frustration before solutions came to mind, leaving him repeatedly erasing and redrawing various things as time went on. Eventually, the next day arrived with the rising of the sun, and just as she was the last to sleep, so too was Serenity the last to rise.
With the rays of the sun piercing through the narrow opening of the curtains, they made their way to where her eyes peeked out from beneath Chris's coat, making the Pokemon wince and groan until finally stirring enough to pull herself from her slumber. Turning her face away and groaning, she was still for a moment until stretching her body, letting out a yawn as her focus turned to the ceiling. Sighing in the silence of the room, she merely relaxed until finally raising herself, returning the recliner to its former position and stretching once more. As Chris's coat fell from her, the Pokemon paused as she recollected the night before, turning her attention to Chris as he remained where he was, now fast asleep over several finished plans, the large sheets filled with countless concepts for the sake of the Temple. Quietly approaching, Serenity looked over what portions of his work were exposed. Noticing his hands, his fingers still had a reddened appearance while dark lines could be seen along his eyes from forcing himself to finish, making the Pokemon show a touched smile before it faded to a frown of concern. "...We tell you not to overdo it..." she muttered, only to smile again. "But... That part of why we love you..." she nodded, taking his coat he'd given her and draping it over him instead, and just as he'd done for her the night before, she offered a kiss on his forehead, brushing his bangs softly with a tender "My master..." remark. Finding herself reflecting on all that was said by him in the bedroom, she thought of her attitude and envy the previous day, along with what he'd said at the restaurant as all of his deeds for her sake and the others came to mind. Looking back at all of his drawings, she touched one of the sheets while looking at a pencil he'd whittled down to the eraser.
Knowing how he cared for them and those in need alike, she began questioning why she'd been upset with him to start with, feeling frustrated, no longer with him, but herself as she focused on her hand before raising both, looking at them before focusing on the others and thinking about where they were now, where they had been as Chris began to shift, making a small piece of paper slip from under the sheets and sway to the floor. Looking at it curiously, Serenity picked it up, turning it over to find a doodle, albeit poorly made of she and the others with him at a party, little lines dotting the picture intended to be confetti falling above them revealing what he'd drawn to keep himself inspired. Seeing this, his voice from when talking about enjoying the world with her and about their family came to mind, breaking something inside of her as tears welled up in her eyes. Covering her mouth, she quietly went to the kitchen, turning the corner and leaning against the wall. Slowly sliding down, she sat by herself while looking at the doodle once more, the words "I need you... I need my light..." echoing in her mind as she focused on how he'd drawn himself and her smiling together and having fun. Though the offer was made to help the Temple itself, under it all Chris genuinely wanted to have a good time with them just the same, the lot of them in his mind giving him the inspiration he needed to aid others further pushing a realization within her as she pulled her knees up to her and hid her face, quietly beginning to sob as she tightly gripped the drawing with nothing else save for a single "I'm sorry..." to escape her lips. Not long after this, both Alicia and Rose began to stir as well, the two waking together and rising with stretches of their own.
"Did you... Rest on me all night?" the snake scowled. "S-Sorry..." Rose apologized before they noticed Chris, the two blinking in surprise as they saw all the work he'd done for themselves. "Goodness..." Alicia muttered. "How long was he up?" Rose asked, noticing his darkened eyelids making her smile nervously. "Never mind... I can probably guess." she added. "I wonder what the time is... He was wanting to return to that place something fierce. Wouldn't do to be too late." Alicia point out. "I dunno... I think it's early enough, we should let him rest a little more." Rose nodded, the snake doing the same in agreement. "I wonder where another certain someone is?" Alicia asked, looking around the room. "I here..." Serenity replied, walking out from the kitchen while wiping her face along her arm, her eyes puffy and reddened. "My word, who hit you with a stick?" the snake replied. "What that mean?" Serenity scowled. "A human saying, I mean you look horrible." Alicia explained. "I'm fine, not worry about it. Nothing wrong or bad." Serenity assured. "...You've been crying?" Rose point out. "I said not need to worry about it." Serenity insisted, walking past the two. "...I was, but not for bad reason." she added. Stopping next to Chris, she looked down at him, showing a tender smile when he let out a sudden snort and grumbled in his sleep making her giggle. "Seems he was up later than he should've been." Alicia spoke while slithering up. "He was... Up much later than you two. Still work hard by time I fall asleep." Serenity answered. "Humans... Silly things... But in his case, it good to be a little silly." she nodded, Rose and Alicia looking at one another curiously. "Seems you've come to realize something." the snake point out.
"It nothing... Nothing not already know. Or maybe... It something I forget..." Serenity smiled. "I think... We all should do better." she confessed. "We love so much, I love, get too greedy... That hurt us, all of us... In the end, it hurt him most. Scare him most... Need to try not to be like that." she went on. "You mean loving him too much scares him?" Rose asked, tilting her head. "In a way... We love so much, want so much... We get so mad when he near others. We all that way at some point, in one way or another. That make him... Scared..." Serenity nodded, thinking back to when he was asking her permission to help the Temple the night before. "It... Not right, to make him scared of doing good." she admit, the two girls behind her looking at her back in silence while she kept her focus on Chris's sleeping face before looking at all the blueprints beneath him. Lowering herself, Serenity sat with Chris and embraced him from behind, resting her cheek against his back. "Always work hard... Too hard... Silly." she finished, closing her eyes as she relaxed. "...This annoys me for some reason..." Alicia scowled. "I think that was part of her point." Rose smiled nervously. Deciding to leave the two be, Rose and Alicia made their way to the front door after the snake donned her collar, heading onto the porch to greet the new day as they watched the sun continue to rise over the glistening snowy landscape around them. Eventually, Chris himself began to stir from his slumber as well, letting out a groggy groan of sorts as he pushed himself back. Feeling this, Serenity inched away to his side, watching as he leaned back and raised his arms with a yawn. "Oohh boy..." he muttered, scratching his back as the daze in his eyes slowly cleared.
Looking around, his focus turned to Serenity as she gave him a smile, responding with a soft "Morning" as he blinked at her. Yawning a second time, he shook his head to ward off the last of his groggy state, smiling with the same word in response and nodding. "Man... Can't believe I slept like that..." he grumbled, sounding slightly froggy from just waking as he rubbed his neck. Telling him to wait, Serenity walked off and returned with a glass of water, getting a "thanks" response from him before watching him chug it. "You did lots of work..." Serenity point out, looking at the blueprints before them. Pausing, he wiped his mouth before showing a smirk. "Yeah... A few things here and there to tweak, but it's all ready for the most part. I'm not the best at this sort of thing, but it should be enough to get the point across. The folks I contract can help fill in the blanks. They'll set all this up and should have more than enough experience to put it together right." he assured before standing with another stretch. Looking around, he asked "Where's the others?" before they returned through the front door. "Ahh, the mighty awakens." Alicia smirked as Rose shut the door. "Sleep well?" the rabbit asked. "Well, about as good as anyone who passed out on a table could." Chris laughed while donning his coat. Taking out his Pokedex, he checked the time before letting out a "bah" remark. "Didn't mean to knock out that long..." he sighed, tucking it back in his pocket. "We up for little while but not want to wake you. Look like you needed rest." Serenity point out. "It's okay, I probably looked like a wreck." Chris confessed. "No denying that." Alicia confirmed as he focused on the table. "Well... Better get a move on." he nodded, rolling and gather his blueprints together.
Giving both Alicia and Rose time to bathe themselves, the group set out for Yulema Temple, with Serenity leaning against Chris having grown content once more. "You're sure in a good mood." he chuckled as a subtle smile stayed on her face. "It just feel like a nice day today." she replied. Looking around and at the sky, Chris nodded with a "Can't argue with that" response before giving the reins a slight tug to veer along their path. Taking out his device, Chris began looking up and contacting various companies within the city to contract as they made their way along, as well as getting in touch with the networks that had traveled to Yulema for the press event, hoping to get in contact with those which remained, and potentially lure back those who may have departed. Sending a call out to the Temple itself, he instructed the sisters to prepare for his arrival, assuring he had his plans ready for them to see as they neared the location. Once they arrived, the group made their way up the stairs to the entrance, with Chris stumbling making the girls insist on helping with his papers. Once at the top, they found themselves greeted by the sisters and Mother Tsarea herself as they stepped out, looking at the group in surprise. "My... You have been a busy Beedrill..." the Mother exclaimed. "What can I say? You can't offer a hand then do things half baked." Chris smirked proudly. "I wanted you all together so we could go over everything. Mind if we step inside so I can show you my plans?" he asked. "Certainly, this way." Tsarea offered, extending her arm toward the open door behind her. Giving his thanks, the group entered together along with the sisters. "Thanks for letting me do this, we're gonna have a blast!" Chris grinned.
"I would like to ask again... Are you absolutely certain you wish to do this...? To appear out of nowhere and leap to act in our favor... Not only are you a stranger, you aren't even from this part of our lands." Tsarea point out. "We're grateful for the aid, but there is a lingering concern for the well-being of you and yours as well... It's as I mentioned, there are reasons we turned down further help from the Mayor." she added. "Bah... I don't care about that stuff. I'm not a politician or anything so I don't have the same problems to deal with, or worry about as Holly. Plus we can stand up for ourselves just fine. The girls are tougher than I am in a lot of ways to boot so we're good." Chris assured, looking at the girls with a smirk, making them do the same and nod. "Just think of me as your neighborly passerby is all. I come, I lend a hand, and go about my merry way. That's how its been so far." he shrugged. "Lets see... I can just lay em' out on the stage there. Gather round' everyone." he instructed as they stepped up to the structure. "Alright... Girls." he coaxed, taking the blueprints they had and setting them aside. "I thought of everything. The chamber here, the outside of the Temple, even designed a new look for the sisters! There's other odd's and in's but we'll go over that. Tsarea, come closer if ya' would. You need to see this stuff most of all since I need the main approval from you." he motioned, making her blink before walking up. "Girls, you okay waiting around? If you want I could loan you my card. Some of the stalls are already open out there so you could get a bite maybe. I know we kinda skipped breakfast." he point out. "We okay." Serenity waved. "Indeed, do what you must." Alicia nodded. "I'm good." Rose smiled.
"Well..." Chris muttered with an uncertain tone. "If you don't mind, we have some supplies we could use to put together a few sandwiches... Is that alright?" one of the sisters offered, making the girls look at one another before nodding. "Very well, one moment." the woman bowed before heading off, others offering to help. "Huh... Problem solved!" Chris smirked. "Alright... Well, to start with..." he began, spreading out his blueprint for what the stage would look like before them. Pointing out all of the details and things that could be tweaked if needed, Tsarea looked everything over, inching closer to Chris as a result making him jolt. Inching back warily, Serenity spotted this and showed a small smile before walking up. "Hey..." she spoke, making Chris freeze before looking back with a nervous smile. "It okay... You help." Serenity coaxed, working him back to where he was making Tsarea and the sisters look at the two curiously. "Y-You sure...?" Chris asked. "Mm... It like I say, it okay now." Serenity assured, making Tsarea show a smile of her own. "Such a change in such a short time..." she point out, making Chris and Serenity look at her. "It's good that you bridged your trust." Tsarea complimented. "Though in good fun, my remark the other day... You being of my own kind, I should have taken more consideration into account before speaking. I do apologize." she added before offering Serenity a bow, making her turn while scratching her cheek. "It fine... Lessons for me too." she replied before returning to the others. Tilting his head intrigued, Chris let out a quiet "huh..." before turning back to his plans and resuming his explanations. Showing approval for the most part, Tsarea did have various changes to point out to finalize the stage and chamber.
Eventually moving on to his other ideas, the sisters from before returned with food on a pair of platters, offering them to both Chris and the girls. "Oh you're the best..." he praised in relief, the girls thanking the sisters in their own ways as well. With food to nibble on, everything was coming together well enough until he sprawled out his designs for what the sisters could wear, getting a skeptical look from Mother Tsarea while the sisters showed close intrigue. "I know it looks a little iffy, but hear me out..." he assured. "Your outfits now are fine, they're standard for the roles you play. But if we're going to draw in the crowds we really need, we're gonna have to do a little more, even with the way you look to get the average folks in here. I've still left plenty concealed, but there's a modern twist to your nun outfits that will lure in younger types. It might not sit too well with your beliefs, your teachings to dress like this, but if you want this Temple to keep withstanding the test of time, if you want to stay relevant, you have to sacrifice a few things." Chris pushed before looking at the colossal statues of God and Arceus with a nod. "If there's some kinda punishment to dish out for it, I'll shoulder it myself. These are all my ideas, stuff I'm having you do. What matters to me is getting this place the restoration and support it needs." he affirmed. "...I can't say my support is fully behind this, but if all of the sisters agree to it, I won't refuse." Tsarea offered before repeating all would have to agree. "Alright, well then, look here everyone." Chris instructed. "Along this side of the skirt, we'll have a strip cut, right along here..." he began to explain. "It runs up the side, and stops around the mid-section of the thigh." he smirked.
"When you walk around normally, it really won't show much. The idea is that, whenever you're on stage dancing, it will give the audience a bit of your leg to see and help lure them into each performance. We want to make people as excited as we can, and while music is great, it also helps to have a few additions on the side to hype folks up." Chris went on. "It's attractive, yet in a subtle way that really plays into the concept of the innocence and purity of a nun. Of the untouchable idol that anyone would crave to see time and again, and at the same time, would do anything to stand up for, to cherish and protect. We want people to realize the importance of this place, and we also want to encourage them to realize the beauty it holds, in all of its forms that deserve their protection." he point out. "And trust me, nothing spurs a fella on to fight, to defend something more than a pretty girl." he grinned, making the sisters look at one another and glance away shyly. "Trust me, I speak from experience. I've done things I never thought I'd do in my whole life for the girls by my side." Chris assured, looking at Serenity and the others making them smile. "It's flirty, yet reserved... I know it's not really your thing to do that, to be that way, but... It's a necessity I think to surprise people, to have eye-openers... It's a new age, you know? You've gotta step it up a bit to fit the mold, at least every now and then." he cautioned. "The slit aside, here you can see I removed the arms of the dress, with elbow gloves in place of them. All around, it's reserved, yet tasteful... Don't you think?" he asked, looking at the sisters as they continued looking at the designs, silently debating the outfit. "What of the wings you have here?" Tsarea asked, pointing out one of the sketches.
"That's for one of the things I wanna perform on stage. I'll go into detail on exactly what we're gonna be doing for folks later on after we get through the approval on all this stuff." Chris assured. "Though, all this in mind... It's kinda obvious but, there's gonna be a lot of work going on around here the next few days, a lot of construction and stuff, and you're all gonna have to put your best foot forward rehearsing everything I have planned, so it's gonna be a full-time focus... What about your usual routines? Services and all that?" he asked, looking at the sisters and Tsarea. "You needn't worry. All of our activities are on hold from now until the end of the festival. Usually by now we're focused on putting the finishing touches on our own event. We also came to realize over the years that, as the festival goes into full swing, we really don't get many attendees until we host our donation drive, during which we're able to lure in... Descent numbers, more often than not." Tsarea nodded. "Ha ha... Descent? We're gonna bring in way more than that so I hope you're ready." Chris smirked confidently. Returning back to his ideas, he continued working to convince the sisters before getting Tsarea's advice on his concepts for the exterior of the temple, and as he did, the girls watched him taking charge with everyone around him, drawn into his positivity and ambition leaving a constant smile on their faces. Eventually, as he began wrapping everything up, erasing various things and drawing in others to suit Tsarea's inputs, they found themselves interrupted by the sound of the entrance opening behind them. Showing curious looks, the Mother nodded at some of the sisters, causing them to make their way across the chamber and around the towering tree in the center.
"I-It's you!" one of the sisters exclaimed. "W-Welcome ma'am." another bowed, making Chris show the same curious look before spotting Mayor Holly as she circled the tree with the sisters. "Come on, I told you there's no need to be formal." she affirmed, smiling nervously and waving her hand. Taking notice of Chris and the girls, she paused before showing a smirk. "Well well, I knew that was your carriage!" she grinned. "H-Hey! Good to see you." Chris nodded with a smile of his own. "Mind telling a nosy gal' what's going on? You're huddled pretty close together." Holly point out, walking up to the group. "Hello Mayor..." Tsarea bowed with warmth in her tone. "Hello Mother." the Mayor giggled, nodding in response before noticing the blueprints laid out before them. "Oh ho?" she muttered, walking up to the edge of the stage and looking them over curiously. "What's this then?" she asked, everyone looking at one another before Chris stepped up. "Ideas of mine... I'm gonna help the Temple out." he revealed, making Holly pause and look at him. "Help it? You?" she asked. "Yeah... We stopped by here the other day. After we learned everything that happened, I couldn't resist. I'm gonna help them put on a performance nobody can resist!" he grinned as she looked over his plans again. "A full blown stage, monitors... Spotlights, projectors... Outfits..." she muttered before showing him a nervous smile. "This will cost a fortune." she point out. "Eh, don't have a better use for it." Chris shrugged. "You plan to fund all of this?" Holly asked. "Every penny!" Chris winked. "They told me about what you did, now I wanna do my own part to help em' out!" he nodded, the Mayor looking at everyone.
"You're not even from here..." she reminded, looking at Chris again. "So? Doesn't mean I can't help those who need it. If we work together, we can have this Temple looking better than ever! Turn it back into a real, proper landmark for the city! The region even!" he insisted. "I've already got people contracted, they'll be showing up any time. On top of that, I've got the media coming too. I'm gonna have what we're doing broadcast all over the world!" he revealed, everyone looking at him in surprise. "All... Over?" Tsarea asked. "Yeah... Donations from here are well and good, but what if we could make it so the whole WORLD can enjoy the event and donate too? Set up call centers, a site folks can contribute... That's in the plans too, take another look!" he suggested, the sisters looking at one another wide-eyed. "That much coverage is nothing to sneeze at..." Holly muttered while rubbing her chin. "With the right performances and the right people covering everything, I'll bet we can bring in money the likes your Temple has never seen before." Chris offered, maintaining his confident stance. Looking back at his plans, Holly went silent for a moment before showing a sly smile. "Sounds kinda fun..." she muttered. "Eh?" Chris asked. "What, uh... What about the right people... Performing?" she point out. "Well, just me and the sisters for now..." Chris answered, turning as he thought over her words. "We could use some extra though... The idea IS to do fresh stuff." he nodded. "You're basically doing a bunch of singing, that's the plan right?" Holly asked. "Pretty much, that and using a bunch of effects to really wow the crowds." Chris confirmed. Going silent again, the Mayor turned her attention to the stage before showing a grin.
"...I can sing..." she point out, hinting at a desire to join the group. "You?" Chris asked. "Mayor Holly, you know your circumstances..." Tsarea warned. "Since when have I ever cared about that?' Holly scowled. "I appreciate your concern but I've regretted backing off from your problems as it is. Unlike most of the others I actually have a shred of conscious. I want to do more." she insisted. As everyone began talking among themselves, the girls watched curiously, with Serenity in particular looking at the sisters until finally tapping one on the shoulder and motioning her away in secret. Tilting their heads, Alicia and Rose looked at one another as Serenity talked to the woman in a distant corner before being led elsewhere. "What's that about?" Rose questioned. "No idea... Not causing trouble I hope." Alicia scowled. Eventually, Holly exclaimed "That settles it then!" while patting Chris on the shoulder. "We can go over the details later... I also know a certain someone else who would love to get in on this little project. If you're gonna try getting this out on the air, you're gonna need the extra star power." the Mayor offered. "I kinda share Tsarea's concern though... You really sure?" Chris pushed. "I said I want to, so I want to. Are you really going to try telling me what to do?" Holly scowled with her arms crossed, making him think back on her personality and likewise behavior since they'd met. "N-No ma'am..." Chris submit warily, returning a smile to her face. "There's a good boy." she giggled, patting him on the head. "Tah tah all! I will return!" she assured, making her way back toward the entrance. With her guards having waited around the tree, they followed as well leaving everyone behind.
"That woman..." Tsarea sighed, shaking her head. "Well, that's why she won the vote." Chris reminded. "If you're gonna be a leader, you gotta have your passions. She's gung-ho to say the least." he chuckled. "So, we're agreed on the plans then? Everything final?" he asked, turning everyone's attention back to the blueprints. Getting their approval, after a moment the sister that had left with Serenity returned. "Excuse me..." she called meekly, tapping Chris on the shoulder. "Mm? Wuzzup?" he asked. "Your friend... She wanted to show you something." the sister answered before pointing at a nearby pillar. Tilting his head, he looked where she'd been hinting until spotting movement from behind. "You can show them, don't be nervous." the sister coaxed with a smile. Letting out a groan, they heard a "Not sure about this after all..." response before a cloaked figure finally inched out. With his eyes slowly widening, Chris looked at Serenity as she stood in one of the nun's outfits, a special touch put in via a white cloth that draped down over her blind left eye. Fidgeting nervously, she stood in silence as the rest showed the same surprised look. "I... Hope you don't mind Mother." the sister apologized. "No child, it's alright." Tsarea smiled. "Seeing another Gardevoir donning our robes... It's refreshing." she giggled as Serenity made her way up to everyone. The closer she got, the more reddened Chris became as she inched closer, keeping her focus down shyly. "...Well...?" she asked, fidgeting again as he let out speechless "Uh" noises. "I'd say he quite enjoys it." Tsarea giggled, making Serenity look at her before focusing on Chris, showing a small smile. "...Like it that much?" she asked.
With the atmosphere around them becoming somewhat bubbly, Alicia scowled while Rose let out an "Aww" from the sight, the sisters around the two smiling as well. "Y-You look good..." Chris finally praised, glancing away shyly. "Um... So... Yeah... Plans are a-go!" he point out, only for Serenity to further push him in a corner of sorts as she stepped closer and leaned against his chest contently. "Glad you like." she smiled. "Not make you like this in while, it make me feel good." she giggled as he returned his focus to her. "We have many robes, you're more than welcome to keep it." Tsarea offered, getting a nod and thanks from Serenity in turn, stepping back as she looked up at Chris with her hands on her chest, giving her the same aura as the sisters themselves making Chris question his right to touch her in ways he'd never considered before. "I-I'm not sure how to process this..." he point out. "So... It not good?" Serenity asked in a saddened manner. "N-No! You look great! I just..." he paused, glancing away while scratching his cheek shyly. "You look so... Different..." he blushed, making the Pokemon giggle. "Having a relationship with a sister... How sinful..." Tsarea point out making Chris jolt and turn a deep red as she called out his mental struggle. Seeing his flustered reaction, the Mother couldn't help but giggle herself while Serenity blinked curiously. "Mother..." the sisters collectively replied in a lecturing tone. "Forgive me sisters... I will repent I assure you." Tsarea nodded apologetically as her smile remained. "You okay?" Serenity asked. "I-I'm fine!" Chris assured, turning back to his blueprints and rolling them up. "Alright... Let's..." he added, only to pause when the entrance doors echoed open again, followed by a "Yule Construction!" exclamation.
"Ah, they're here!" Chris perked up before making his way through the chamber. "Hello?" the man's voice called as Chris and the rest circled the tree. "Hey there! Good to see you!" Chris grinned, approaching with his blueprints, some in his grasp while the sisters carried others. "Are you..." the man paused, looking at his clipboard. "Nakazaki?" he asked. "That's me, glad you made it." he nodded, shaking the man's hand. "We're here about setting up some sort of concert. Took us a while to get the supplies and manpower together. Others are showing up outside as we speak... You sure this much is necessary?" he asked. "We've got three days to get this temple the way I want it." Chris point out. Nodding in response, he and Chris stepped outside with everyone following, causing him to show a smirk from the sight before them. "My goodness!" Tsarea exclaimed, she and the sisters eyes widening, same as the girls as they gazed at the plaza. All around it trucks and vans were showing up en' masse', countless lifts dotting the vehicles as well while others continued driving into the plaza. "There's our army! We'll have this place ready in no time!" Chris laughed heartily as everyone looked at him. "H-How much...?" Tsarea asked, about to question him on the cost. "It's nothing I need." Chris shrugged, looking back at her. "We're gonna fix the wrongs the people here have made against you." he nodded assuringly with a warm smirk, turning his focus back to the teams parking before them as she and the others looked at his back. As the people in charge of the various companies arriving at the scene to work approached, they introduced their names and that of their businesses, thanking Chris for the work before their questions began.
Going everything he desired, Chris began handing out his blueprints to the teams he wanted working on particular tasks the most, in turn being given clipboard after clipboard full of paperwork for him to sign to finalize agreements and likewise payments. Once everything in regards to that was complete, the leads looked over his ideas and assured they could get it done, pointing out his errors while assuring they could work around them. Thanking him once more, they returned to their crews to discuss the plans among themselves before the Temple found itself swarmed with men and women alike, marching into it like a colony of busy Durant's to get a better grasp of the layout they had to work with while others swarmed the surrounding property, setting into motion their plans for shrouding it with all the electronics and other features necessary to make Chris's special effects a reality. "Oh dear, oh dear..." Tsarea muttered, unaccustomed to so many people busily exploring her Temple, same as the sisters who looked around with awe and concern alike. "Don't worry, everything's gonna be just fine!" Chris nodded. "Don't forget, we have our own preparations to make!" he point out. After a moment, they began to hear beeping as lifts backed up and started carefully making their way around the temple, ready to send people up and down as needed along its towering exterior. Pointing out the need for them to return inside and start going over their performances, Chris coaxed Tsarea and the sisters through the doors, with Alicia and Rose following only for Chris to be stopped behind them when Serenity hugged him from behind. Looking back, he blinked at her with a "Sup?" response, making her show him a smile.
"...That my God for you..." she exclaimed in warm admiration, making his eyes widen. "S-Say what?" he asked, turning red again. "My God... I not care who others believe in, who Tsarea and sisters in there believe in... You who I believe in, you God to me." she affirmed, stepping back. "You the one I always see take action. You the one I always see making things better... You the one always making humans and Pokemon happy. No matter what you do, you never ask for thing in return. God they like expect worship for what they think he do, you not even want that for all you do... So..." she paused, getting down on her knee while holding his hand in hers and lowering her forehead onto the back of his hand. "I worship you... You my Master, you my God, only you." she insisted. Standing still in his own silence, the noise around them seemed to mute itself as he looked down at the Pokemon before him, declaring him to be above even the highest entity in her heart. "S-Serenity..." he muttered before jolting as he looked back at the temple, hesitant over the implications of such a declaration in front of a place such as it while she dons the robes of a nun. Rising up, she gave him a smile as he turned his focus back to her and found himself tenderly kissed, those around them pausing as she slowly pulled back and quietly affirmed "I love my God. I show you how much I worship you whenever want." before giggling and walking past him as though nothing happened, returning to the chamber as he turned in a dumb-stricken manner. "I-I uh..." he muttered. "Excuse us! Mr. Nakazaki?" a feminine voice called, making him jolt and shake his head before turning to find reporters walking up the steps. "We received a call about some event you wanted coverage on?" she asked.
Finding himself surrounded by the curious media and paparazzi, he quickly brushed the shock of Serenity's declaration aside for the time being and began explaining his intentions, doing his best to lure everyone into a willingness to share his event with the world. As he went on about his intentions, some found themselves skeptical of aiding an affair revolving a religious role given to a Pokemon, hesitant over the implications it could make for their respective outlets. However, no sooner did they begin to voice their concerns when a limo drove up, making them pause and watch curiously as Holly stepped out having returned with a smirk on her face. "Yo! Told ya' I'd be back!' she grinned with a wave. "I see you've got them here already too... I've got a certain someone here with me that would like a word about this effort of yours, and it's someone I'd wager you'd all like to see." she winked. "Alright... You ready to step out?" she asked, looking back in the limo. After a moment, from the opposite side a door opened, followed by a pair of feet placing themselves on the pavement before a man stood. Black in race and donning shades, he looked around before turning to the Temple, looking up at Chris and the media around him. "Everyone... Say hello to Mr. Barnack Odamas! The man before me who left Yulema City in my care!" Holly exclaimed, after which the man removed his shades and showed a smile. "Hello there young man!" he called out, making Chris jolt and nod in response. "H-Hi..." he waved while those around him looked at one another and murmured in surprise. Closing the door, both he and Holly made their way up the stairs until standing in front of Chris, leaving him standing in front of two prominent powers.
"I've uh... Heard some interesting things about you... Your Pokemon sent a roller coaster through a city, you broke INTO a prison, then you go and find the Arceanic. Now here you are footing the bill to help our Temple? Hard to know what to make of a man like you!" Barnack laughed, offering a hand. Giving it a shake, Chris gave his thanks, albeit nervously from being reminded about his prison escapades. "Mr. Odamas... Do you... Support all of this?" one of the reporters asked. "Support it? I'm going to be part of it!" he exclaimed with a grin, the eyes of those around them widening. "You know, during my time in office, I did a lot for the rights of others. It wouldn't make sense for me to be against an effort like this, wouldn't you say?" he asked, making the reporters look at one another. "Now, far as your event here... I don't proclaim to be the best in the world, but I do fancy myself a pretty good singer nonetheless. Something like this here is right up my alley!" Barnack point out. "I was hurt the same as anyone when this Temple was attacked. I spent so much time trying to make people understand the rights we all should hold dear, and likewise share... In the end, I suppose I left some gaps in my policies and that allowed this violence against the Temple to slip through. That being the case, I'd like to help fill in those gaps now alongside you and Ms. Tides here." he insisted, offering a smirk to his fellow Mayor and getting a nod from her in return. "No offense young man, uh, Mr. Nakazaki, but... As I said, this IS our Temple, it would be an insult to our people if we allowed an outside source to deal with a problem in our stead without any involvement on our part. Holly and I are more than ready to see this project through and help make it succeed!" Barnack insisted.
Looking at the two, Chris showed a smirk of his own response and nodded. "Well... We could work you two in I guess." he chuckled. "You guess? Getting a little cocky aren't we?" Holly asked, walking up with a sly smirk on her face and a raised brow while looming over him. "I-I'm just kidding! You know that!" Chris panicked, a nervous smile on his face as he raised his hands in surrender. "Now now children, be nice." Barnack lectured jokingly. "Ah, I'd never hurt this kid." Holly assured, catching Chris's neck under her arm. "Rough him up if he steps out of line maybe." she grinned, making Chris slump with sweat showing. "I'll be good." he assured as she released him. "Well, we're here, how about we get things moving and discuss exactly what we'll be doing?" Barnack point out, the two nodding in response. "As far as the rest of you... I'm sure you'll be willing to host this event, won't you?" Barnack asked, looking at the reporters around them and getting quick nods. "...That was easy." Chris muttered. "What can I say? My reputation precedes me." Barnack laughed.
Walking into the Temple together, as the various companies worked to ready it for Chris's event, he and the two prominent Mayor's began detailing their ideas while Mother Tsarea and the sisters watched around them in awe at all of the people tirelessly moving about to put everything together, slowly turning their chamber into a spectacle in of itself while the girls relaxed on the benches, watching as the man they followed poured his passions into yet another project, inspiring even the biggest names to lend a hand in his efforts...