“Ah, okay, now tell us what’s bothering you,” Tam asked with a serious tone.
“Um, fire. It scares me, okay? And seeing a damaged forest r-reminds of what I had to go through when I was younger. I lost my b-brother that day and every time I see fire, I just f-f-freak out so please, G-GET AWAY FROM ME!” Louie hastily spoke with a trembling voice.
“Ahh… okay..?” Sam tilted his head with a baffled look on his face.
As for Tam, she just stayed there and thought of something to help her friend,
“Oh! Umm how aboutttt we help you overcome that fear of yours?”
“Haha, yeah. How?”
“Umm from scratch! First, you should ummm… OH!” Tam reached for Sam tail and drew it close to Louie.
“WHAT. THE. AAAA G-GET-“ Louie began squirming away but Tam managed to seize him before he could flee and run away any further.
“You should be able to at least stay calm just by looking at fire before you can overcome bigger things.”
Sam beamed at the both of them and made his tail flame a bit more calm-looking. Louie slowly stopped moving and relaxed a bit. His eyes gazed mindlessly on the bright, yellow flames of the Charmeleon as he panted heavily, trying to calm down as much as possible.
“Now, listen really well. No one’s gonna hurt you. When looking at the flame, think of something bright and positive instead of something brutal and horrifying. How about Niko? Think of him. He wouldn’t hurt you, right?” Tam spoke and let go of Louie.
The thought of Niko put Louie’s mind at ease for the moment.
“See? Not so scary, huh?” Sam asked.
Louie kept his eyes glued to the presence of the peaceful flames.
"Yeah... I guess so."
Part 8 of Event 6
Featuring:Tam from Team TambourinSam from Team Fireheart