Kilián: *the martial arts mustelid cocked a smirk and rolled her eyes playfully* “Respect is for the weak?” Heh, you remind me a lot of a friend of mine when you say that. A shiny Bisharp friend, a loner who’s almost robotically dead set on everything she strives for, and rarely ever one to relax and crack a smile for once.
*sighs and shrugs, overlapping one leg over the other as she curls forward into a more proper sitting stance* I won’t force ya to say otherwise, but I’m not saying it’s bad to have either. I mean, what IS respect? Admiration given by others, right? It could be from people who genuinely admire you for who ya are, not others that feel like they have to. *she leans forward a bit*
After all, you have MY high regard, for both being the kick-ass blue snake that you are…
… and as a friend. *winks*
Serpent pupils watched her sharply as she shifted positions - a natural reaction to sudden movement for the snake. Blue exhaled deeply, shifting his neck to look down. One of his arms lifted and now his head was held up using both sets of claws. Respect was something he had never had before and it made him a very defensive Pokemon, whether he noticed that or not. What the Mienshao said had made him feel guilty for saying what he did. She thought highly of him… and he nearly insulted that.
“Hm. I suppose it’s appreciated. I don’t know really know how to feel about it though.”
Both of his eyes reconnected with hers again. Despite his feelings he kept a mostly stoic expression, but it was obvious by his tone that he felt less than he did a few moments ago.
He wouldn’t admit it in return, but he was beginning to hold her in high regard as well.
“Respect is not common face around me. When you are as I am it’s not often anyone comes near you positively, let alone respects or admires you.”
A subtle positive reply for her, at least.