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I'm awesome at it. by glitchedpuppet I'm awesome at it. by glitchedpuppet
Payapa grinned. “I want a ride too! But you gotta be more careful than that, or someone could knock you around like I did. So I’d say your speed needs some work, prolly.”

This sent Gail into a little flurry of rage. “What’s your problem?! You wanna make me crash? What’s your deal you little snot? Get out of here!” she shrieked, hopping forward and puffing her chest out. If the intent was to make her look more intimidating, it didn’t really particularly work. All she managed to do was look a little bit puffier. “You’re too fat to ride anyway, you’d break my back!”

Payapa’s good mood held steadfast until that last remark cracked it a bit. She would have figured out a way to get a ride out of the girl, but now she just kind of wanted to beat them both up.

Chulo didn’t say anything, merely watched. He seemed to be racking his brain for something, trying to recall some life-saving piece of information. Finally, recognition washed over his face, and he whispered something to Gail. Payapa couldn’t quite make it out, but she was getting pretty steamed.

Whatever Chulo had said to Gail had shifted her demeanor entirely, however. Gail did a complete 180 in a matter of moments. “Just playin’ around. I’ll give you a ride if you want.”

Payapa was caught off guard. What had changed? She wasn’t entirely sure, but didn’t dwell on it lest the little bird change its mind. Flying was something she had always liked, and finally someone was going to let her in on this awesome experience. She made a mental note to gloat about this later to Anana. She made a second mental note to remember to leave these two behind before Anana was done working so that she wouldn’t have the chance to ride as well, for what fun would it be to gloat if her sister had also gotten to fly?

Payapa approached the two without visible caution, though she was eyeing them warily. Just in case. Gail seemed to be eyeing her just as warily. The Pichu extended a paw in friendly greeting as she got close enough to them, though, and dispelled the tense atmosphere. “Hey chica, I’m Chulo. This is Gail. What brings you out to our little place?” There was something about the way he said the words, something that implied she wasn’t supposed to be here in their territory. Or perhaps she had imagined this subtext.

She shrugged it off and introduced herself. “Well, I’m Payapa. I’m just looking to play and stuff. My sister’s busy til like, I dunno, noon or something. You guys know Rionna? She has a cool ball.”

Chulo’s eyes widened. “You know that kid? She doesn’t really talk to a whole lot of us...”

Gail fluttered her wings a little. “She’s kinda weird. Whaddya do with her?”

Payapa considered this. “I dunno, sometimes we try to hit the ball over stuff. We practice a lot of moves and stuff together. It’s kinda fun. Why? What’s wrong with her?”

“She’s quiet and weird!” Chulo answered hastily. As if in afterthought upon realizing those reasons weren’t very adequate, he added, “Plus, she always finds us in hide and seek. I feel like she prolly cheats or something, it’s garbage.”

Payapa took this as a personal challenge and leaned forward aggressively, as if to close the gap between her and the other two. “I didn’t know she played that game! I bet I could beat her, I’m pretty much the best at it.” It was easy to state such a thing with confidence. Kecleon were, as many knew, able to turn invisible at whim. Except for a small stripe across their belly, that was.

Chulo furrowed his brow. “You really think so? She’s never lost a game, y’know. This chica’s got some mad skills, I don’t think you’d be winning.”

Agitated now, Payapa’s tail uncurled and whipped around erratically. “I’m the best, I’m telling you! I’m even better than my sister. She’s no good at fighting or hiding or anything like that. But I am. I’m awesome at it.”

Gail looked uneasy. Chulo continued on anyway in the same manner. “Nah, I’m tellin ya, I’ll even bet on it. I bet you... a whole box of berries that this Rionna’s gonna blow you outta the water. She’s got some way.”

Payapa instantly ate up this bet. “Uh huh, whatever! Sure, I’ll bet that. I’ve never lost a game. Never.”

However, Chulo still wasn’t shaken or moved at all by her confidence. In fact, he looked delighted that she had taken him up on this challenge. It was then that she realized that despite her confidence, he had bet anyway, and that they probably had nothing to offer in exchange. But they would surely bother her to death for the food in the event that she actually... No, that was stupid to think. She wasn’t going to lose. What was a better trump card than near-complete invisibility? There was really no way to cheat against that. As a matter of fact, it was more likely that she would be branded the cheater here, despite using a natural ability.


Part 2 of "Complementaries"
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RonTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really great style and brillant colors , do you use aquarelle tubes or bowls ?
Belen-1999 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You and your amazing watercoloring~
Eraquus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Riolu can see aura...natural abilities, mehe
Teavian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Excellent color palette! It'll be interesting to see how the hide and seek plays out!
Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Well Done
Combo89 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome colours as always :3.
Henrieke Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
It's so nice to see you do traditional work!
ridollstix Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
These watercolor pieces you have been doing are so beautiful! I am sure among with others that it would wonderful if we could see the process :love:
vanyeeah Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Just simply amazing <3
pokemaniac-x Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Seems that even as a child PK was making questionable decisions.
Ogrefairy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is really lovely work!
miflore Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PK as a kid....she is so adorable and tiny ;w; :heart:
hide and seek.... ehehe <3
Tanglecolors Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
The atmosphere in this pic is really soft and happy. I like it!
AdamClowery Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Nice stuff, pk! I see you're keen working with many different forms of media.
DettanKarmen7 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool (I got a contest, wanna participate ???? Your kind of art is so ameazing that I am calling you for it) read my journal
PMDE-Miles Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Mexican Pichu? Shoulda called him speedy. ^_^
PMDE-Miles Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Also, Psychic types are OP, PK made that bet too quickly.
SunnyLedian Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Wow you are even doing story art in watercolors now, what a nice change of pace, i really love it =D
voyagerwitch Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
looks like someone's gonna have to fetch some berries and it's not gonna be chulo~~~~
ShikkaTL Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha wow man, pk as a kid looks adorable
such a proud girl as well, haha, awesome!
Kittengoo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Payapa's troll smile is amazing! :D Oh and very smart choice on making this nostalgic story in a traditional medium ;) It has a very innocent, carefree feel to it!
NimaDoodleZ Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
The colours you choose in your watercolours are absolutely gorgeous. <3

I need to get better at limiting myself a bit when I use watercolour, ahaha.
Dragonikku Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I Love The Nice Job In The Watercolors!
Your Masterpieces Are Always Inspiring For All Of Us :'D
Emmelie-Blade Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome art PK ^^
Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Woa... Amazing! Very, very pretty :D
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