THE COUNTERFEIT BADGE
“Hang on to your money Curtis, and I’ll give you a little bit of advice. You’ve gotten a fair start on your journey. But, you need to learn to temper your passion and your aggressiveness a little bit. Battle with confidence, yes, but with respect as well – respect for your opponent, their Pokémon and their abilities, as well as respect for your own Pokémon.” Once again he turned towards Oreburgh and walked away with the sound of the young trainer spraying the healing medicine on his Shinx echoing through the cave.
He looked down at Pearl as they walked away, thinking back to a ten year old Mikey Kohler. He was so full of himself then, just like the young man behind them. And just like him he had been full of piss and fire and ready to take on the world. “Hopefully that kid will settle down and learn that not everything goes your way all the time … before he becomes too angry and goes down the wrong path.”
“Mike, First off, there should be a box with some of Pearl’s special food; I thought you might be getting low by the time you got to Oreburgh.”