As soon as lunch was over, I got to work, training and leveling up my pokémon as hard and as fast as I could. With each victory I grew more confident in my abilities, more focused.
The pokémon responded, gaining valuable experience and taking a liking to me. Some of them even came to me to be petted after battle. Not all though. Some still viewed as more of a captor, especially Cat. No matter how damaged he was, he always forced himself back into his pokéball. never disobeied me, but showed me no affection either.