The Druddigon approached, still livid, but Rin understood its rage: it was abandoned in a strange place, an unnatural habitat. If she was him, she'd be angry, too.
The Druddigon was about to Scratch her again, when Rin balanced the Wurmple on one arm and put her free hand on his shoulder, the collar closed in her fist. Hino and the Budew gasped. They both thought the girl was crazy!
"Stop," she commanded, staring into the Druddigon's eyes. The Cave Pokemon began to growl angrily, and Rin began to stroke its shoulder. It let out a deep sigh, its breath tainted with the small of previous prey, though Rin ignored it. "You seemed to have been through a lot. I'm sorry for whatever happened to you, but I want to help." Rin opened her palm and showed the Druddigon its collar. At sight of the collar the dragon seemed to have a sort of flashback, reliving its days with its old trainer. "Come with me, please. I'll give you a new home."
The forest was silent, like it was when Rin started walking through it. Hino and the Budew held their breath, and the only sound audible in the clearing was the Druddigon's rasping breath. A few minutes passed, and finally the Druddigon was the first to move. A large clawed hand grasped Rin's small outstretched one. Rin smiled warmly at it. When the Druddigon let go, Rin took out a Pokeball and held it out in front of the dragon. It tapped the small button, and the ball opened. It sucked the dragon in, and it didn't even bother to shake. It clicked without hesitation, the Druddigon coming willingly.
Rin let the Druddigon out of the Pokeball. "Thank you," Rin said. The Druddigon held out his arms, wanting to carry the Wurmple. Rin placed the small Pokemon in its arms, and Hino ran ahead with him, giving a slight smile to the Budew before heading off with his trainer. And off the group went, out of the forest and into the next city....
When Rin and her Pokemon were a good bit ahead, the Budew shrieked as loud as it could. It wasn't in pain and not because the Pokemon was frightened. It was a signal that the Druddigon was gone and the smaller Pokemon were safe. And all through the forest, the native Pokemon began to buzz with life.
(( Notes: The Druddigon was force-spawned and captured as it was a raffle Pokemon Rin won <3. The Wurmple hasn't been captured, and will be released back into the wild in Rin's next Mono-Rp after it gets healed at a Pokemon center. ))