The Trainers’ School grew distant as you headed off in the direction of Hau’oli City. The day was hot and humid, but that wasn’t why your cheeks were so red. You were still dwelling on your earlier encounter with the Prince of the Trainers’ School.
It had been awkward -- and that was putting it mildly. You had just wrapped up your battle with the teacher when he had shown up with Professor Kukui. It was hard to remember exactly what happened during the exchange, since you could recall few things other than the boy’s relaxed smile. Well, also your nervous fake laughter whenever Kukui made an unfunny joke.
And the boy’s name? You remembered that too. It was Ilima.
God, did you make a fool of yourself. Those awkward jokes and the dumb smile you made when he complimented your battle style had been embarrassing. Perhaps the worst part was when you shook his hand -- yours wa