I actually did a lot of rewriting on the last panel there. Hold on, let me pull out my script…. What she originally said was “I solemnly promise that I would never do anything that would truly hurt you, physically or otherwise.”
And it just didn’t work. The sentiment was close, but with what the future holds, it just wasn’t cutting the mustard. But then I was thinking about some Star Trek and the quote came to me. And it’s a great quote, she may have been the first to say those words in the Pokeuniverse, and it gives me a lot better hooks for future story threads.
So that’s story. Is Squirtle still mad? Hard to tell, from behind.