“Well lets see, I’m almost six foot and you still come up to my chest Ethan, but maybe you’ll get a growth spurt like I did… Or not, Some people find shortness attractive,” He smirked, “I think we made that little bet we made some time a go about it, Even Blue who used to come up to my shoulder stuffs her face into my chest.” Hugging seemed a good way to keep up with his high for now, but he doubt he would grow anymore, Ethan would probably have a bean stalk growth spurt.
“Not really anything in particular, you and Lyra usually come up with something Crazy anyways that we could do together— We three should have some time together again,” he coughed, showing that he was willing to make some effort to be with them three all at the same time, “They are going to have some kind of festival or Carnival soon or something, we could go there. I am sure Blue will understand, I’ll take her on another night… other than that I don’t know…”
He pondered a bit as he watched the boy and his Meganium, “You have such girly names for them.” Rival chuckled, it was cute, “Hmmm maybe just go some place? Explore or something, Man stuff, I have been only hanging around women you know.”
“How is someone finding shortness attractive going to help me?” Ethan laughed a bit while shaking his head. “I don’t want to look like a child forever! People won’t take me seriously then..! Then again, it has helped me a bit. I have got tickets cheaply and some passing trainers have underestimated me for being this short. Lucky me, more money!” Not that Ethan was battling only for money.
“Really?! I’d love to hang out with all three of us together!” Ethan claimed excitedly and raised his arms towards the air. He was maybe overreacting but it was great to talk with his friends again. He calmed down a bit, offering the redhead a thankful smile. Rival had really started to make changes in his attitude for good. Rival was really trying to show that he cared. “Well, I can’t help it! Does gender really matter that much? As long as the name fits, everything should be alright! And exploring sounds good! Should we go to some forest or cave, ladiesman?” the boy didn’t mean to mock Rival, the joke was meant to be harmless. Hearing Rival to complain about the lack of male company was quite funny, after all.