So he let the comment about not asking how he was doing slide with no more than a tight smile and answered the actual question. "Yeah, they had some kind of heart-to-heart this morning, I guess. Don't know what all they talked about, though. You ain't one of those types who can understand pokémon, are you?"
Something in Mitch's expression told Kimiko that he was not pleased. She wasn't sure why, but he certainly had no shortage of reasons. Hell, just about everyone on the island had good reason to be ticked off.
"'Fraid not," she replied with a frown. Well, that was going to make gathering info difficult... unless maybe Olivia could piece together sufficient mental pictures for her. ...Or she went and found someone to translate.
Mightyena's little tail wag was less than Kimiko was hoping for, but again, she couldn't blame her. And still, she did look better than she had last night at the meeting. Maybe there was more to her behavior than just feeling tired? She'd heard that Steven's Aggron had been quite upset with himself after failing to protect him... "I'm sure you'll be feeling better again in no time," she said, doing her best to sound cheerful. "I bet you're eager to get revenge on whoever attacked you, huh?"
Olivia trilled in delight as Mightyena accepted her offering. She celebrated by inhaling two more strips of her own. And then she was being asked a question. She sensed a dark-type aura around this pokemon, which meant it was unlikely she'd be able to speak into her mind. That was a shame... it was difficult to talk and eat at the same time.The espeon wanted to talk, though. Mightyena tried to focus on that. "Oh, thank you," she said. She wasn't feeling eager for lunch, but she really ought to eat something, if there was a fight coming for them later today. And if she did have to eat something now, it might as well be bacon. In two bites, she'd scarfed down one of the bacon strips. "Do all eevees like bacon?" she asked. "That's something I hadn't heard of before coming here. And have you met all of the eevees on the island? There's so many of them! Do you all know each other?"
"I don't know, honestly!" she answered. "I didn't even know I liked it until I got here! It's my favorite food now, though!" And with that, she ate another three pieces.
"Hm... I don't know if I've met all of them!" Olivia paused to think, head tilting the opposite direction with every name she recalled. "There was Neo, of course! He's really fun and likes to play! He's the one who showed me the bacon! And he had a brother, ummmmm.... Novo! Yeah, that was him! He's dark, like you! Oh, and Enora! She's nice. Her trainer's a lot like mine!" She'd also seen the other Wes' eevees, but she'd never actually met them... in fact, they were scary. Better not to even mention them. It looked like Mightyena had been through a lot, she didn't need any more reasons to stress.
A shoe nudged her lightly in the side and she instinctively looked up to see her human staring down at them. She was making those baby eevee eyes again - she wanted something.
But Kimiko didn't address her directly when she spoke, instead shifting her gaze to the other human's partner. "Hey, Mightyena. Would you be willing to tell Olivia here what you and Clink were talking about this morning? Were you just checking on him, or did you learn anything?"