"18, why?" Touko asked.
"Hn? Then my Eevee is two years older than your Eevee also." N stated.
"Two years older also?" Touko asked.
"Yeah, I am 20 after all." N said, and Touko gave a smile showing she understood.
"What about Absol?" N asked.
"Absol, he was a pain to get. I had to chase him, and I was 13 at the time." Touko stated, relaying the memory.
-Flashback- Touko smiled as she stalked a Pokemon into the nearby forest. She was going on her first Pokemon Hunt, and at the moment she was following a Sawsbuck to catch as her Pokemon. Suddenly a blur of white caught her attention as she looked toward it. She saw a Pokemon that made her gulp. Absol, the disaster Pokemon. Absol began to sniff around, and then Touko thought.
"Maybe, I should get Absol instead of Sawsbuck. They say Absol is a very strong Pokemon." Touko said to herself, and turned her attention to Absol instead of Sawsbuck, and stalked toward him a little bit.
Absol seemed to have noticed because he looked up, and backed away a little bit. Touko froze, before she sighed and jumped into the clearing making the Absol fall on his back. He wasn't expecting a human to appear.
"Hm? I believe I made a good choice to see you instead of the Sawsbuck." Touko said and gave a smile.
"So you where the one watching me." Absol said with a growl.
"I figured you could talk." Touko said with a smile as she crossed her arms.
She was wearing her ranger's outfit. She had bow strapped to her back with a quiver, and she had daggers strapped to her waist. She bent down to the Absols' height and smiled at him.
"How do you know Pokemon can talk?" Absol asked.
Touko let her Pokemon out, and it was a Samurott, a Dragonair, a Lucario, and an Eevee. Absol gasped as he saw the Pokemon, but they made no move to harm him.
"They won't harm you." Touko said as she stood up, but she smiled at him.
"I wanna know, do you wanna be one of my Pokemon?" Touko asked, and the Absol looked at her with wide eyes.
"What?" He asked.
"Do you wanna be one of my Pokemon? I don't like to force Pokemon into being my own, so I'm asking." Touko stated, and Absol scoffed as he stood up.
"There's only one way I'll be one of your Pokemon, and it's to catch me. Your Pokemon can't participate." Absol stated.
Touko nodded as she returned her Pokemon back to their Poke-balls, before looking at Absol.
"Is there a destination?" Touko asked.
"Nope, you just gotta catch me." Absol said, and toke off, Touko right after him.
"I'll get him. I'll make sure of it." Touko said to herself as she sped her pace up.
Absol was getting far ahead of her, and she was starting to worry. She soon saw a short path that would lead straight in front of the Absol. Touko toke the path, and right when she did, Absol turned around, but couldn't see her.
"I lost her already?" Absol thought, and then sighed.
"Maybe I was going too fast? Aw man, she actually seemed like a good Trainer." Absol said before he began to run again, but then Touko jumped before him, and tapped his head.
Absol gasped and fell back again as Touko giggled.
"I caught you." Touko said, and Absol sighed as he stood up.
"Also, don't count me out of anything." Touko said with a smirk, and Absol gave his own.
"Heehee, I guess I underestimated you, but tell me something. You're no normal human are you?" Absol asked, and Touko looked at him confused.
"What do you mean?" Touko asked.
"I mean, you're not a normal person. No normal human could've caught up to me like that, and no normal person could've thought something like that up." Absol said and Touko sighed.
"I guess I'm not a normal person then." Touko said and Absol looked her confused.
"I'm treated so highly with respect, and it's all because I'm a Princess. I don't like that. I want to be treated as a normal person." Touko said with a sigh.
"Hey, it's okay to be like that." Absol said walking toward her.
"Yeah, but it makes me feel so different from everyone else. I wanna be a normal human. I wanna have the problems my people face. I wanna see what they see, what they feel. I feel like since I'm so different from them, I'm not human." Touko said as she sat down with a sigh.
Absol walked toward her, and laid his front paws on her leg, and laid his head on his paws, looking at her with his red eyes.
"Don't worry about that. You're completely human, I can tell. I know about the war that's going on between your two countries, and I can say you feel what they feel. Don't you feel anger or sadness when someone dies?" Absol asked, and Touko nodded.
"Don't you feel happy when you see your army come back through those gates, or any joy?" Absol asked, and Touko nodded.
"Aren't you worried when the army hasn't had enough training and their sent out on a mission?" Absol asked, and Touko nodded.
"See, you feel what every human feels. Even we Pokemon feel those things. I sensed curiosity when I was sniffing around, so I guess it was you. And you know what, every human feels curiosity." Absol said with a smile looking at her.
Touko smiled before petting his head, and he grinned at her.
"And you know what. Even though you won, you probably won't have to ask again. I'll be your Pokemon. You're an interesting girl, I'll give you that, and I think now is the time I see things through the eyes of a human." Absol said as he nuzzled her stomach, being careful of his blade.
Touko smiled as she gently hugged him, and he smiled in her arms, happy to finally feel safe in someone's arms, and happy to finally understand the love of a human. -Flashback end-
"He's been so understanding, and he was my first Pokemon that could talk. Well...he wasn't my first. Samurott was able to talk before I got Absol, Dragonair mainly talked through the mind, and Lucario was just beginning to learn, and my Eevee is still learning." Touko explained.
"I see, and I already know about Reshiram." N said smiling, and Touko nodded.
"Yes. Now tell me about your Pokemon." Touko asked, and N smiled.