Protection

"I'll protect you," he said to me, his voice raspy.

I was wondering why he would do that. Why me? Why did he pick me? Why not Ash, Iris or Cilan? I looked up at him in wide-eyed curiosity. He looked down and me and smiled slightly, but his face remained unrefined. I had no idea who he was or why he was here… except to track down Team Plasma.

"Who are you… and why are you protecting me?" I asked.

"Looker, call me Looker," he replied. He never even answered the latter bit.

"Why are you protecting me?" I repeated. He stared at me with cold, grim eyes. It was as if something happened to him recently. "Why me?" We sat in silence and he stared at me. "Why not the others?" He shifted uncomfortably. I sensed something was… not wrong, but weird. "I know Looker isn't your real name, I can tell. Your name's Émile…" His eyes widened and he stomped on the brake, surprised by what I had just found out. I slammed into the front of the Jeep, causing me to get a headache. "Ow!" I rubbed my head and slapped him on back.

"Where did you find that out?" he snapped.

"I have a cousin in Sinnoh that knows you…"

"Who?" he snapped.

"Jake… Jake Thompson."

"That's my boss!"

"It-it is?" I stuttered, taken aback.

"Yes…" he replied.

"Émile, do you like me? Is that why you protected me?" I blinked.

"Y-yes," he replied, shuddering.

"What's wrong?"

"I've had some much pain in my life. Every girlfriend I've had either I have to move away from or dies."

"Émile… that's terrible," I whispered. He shuddered, keeping the tears back. He slowly put his foot on the gas pedal, until he floored it.

"We got to get you home… I don't like seeing you exposed to Team Plasma," he grunted. I was surprised by the sudden increase in speed. "You promise me you'll be safe?"

"I-I pinkie promise," I blushed. Émile was… cute. He chuckled slightly when he saw my flushed face. He was… attractive too. I shifted uncomfortably and looked at him. "My house is in Accumula Town, you know…"

"I'm taking you to Yanick," he retorted.

"Oh him…," I trailed off. "He broke up with me! We haven't seen each other in years!"

"Well maybe you should get reacquainted with him?" he muttered loudly.

"Fine," I rolled my eyes and stared out the left side of the Jeep. I slunk back and stared off into space with no intentions of talking. He sniggered slightly. "What?" I grumbled.

"Y-you know your hair looks like a turd."

"I do realise that, thanks for reminding me," I grumbled. I took the bobby pins out of my hair and let it down. It went all the way down to my arse. He stared at me with his mouth agape and slammed on the breaks again, causing me to fly into the dashboard. It hurt even worse than before! "Quit doing that! What is it now?" I snapped.

"Y-you're giving me a boner!"

I cracked up, "what?" I laughed.

"An erection," he blushed. "Y-you're hot…" I continued to laugh at him. "You're coming with me."

"Ohhh… I see how it works," I growled. "You want to have sex with me. I just know it."

"If you don't want it, I won't. It seems… wrong, since we've only just met. To prove it to you, I'll take you to Yanick's office."

"Okay," I sighed and slunk back, closing my eyes.


A/N: I may continue this, I dunno.