Cross looked furious at the boy's words. "You didn't mean for this to happen? What were you trying to do in the first place?" He snapped. He was trembling with anger and was about to shake Ren and yell some more when a flash distracted him. The Ampharos was released. Cross let go, about to turn toward the pokemon when electricity shot out and enveloped the gym leader. Cross cried out in pain, falling to his knees as the electricity faded. He turned back, his eyes wide. The only reason eh wasn't unconscious from the powerful jolt was because he spent years conditioning himself against electric attacks so he could endure them.
The Ampharos looked startled, placing her tiny hands over her mouth. Cross was confused at why she attacked him but then he realized...he had her official master held up in a violent manner. She was protecting Ren out of instinct from being captured. Cross turned to glare at Ren, knowing he couldn't make another aggressive move against him or Ampharos would attack him again. He couldn't fight back against her with other pokemon though, loving her too much to do such a thing. "Now look what you've done..." He growled. "Turning my own pokemon against me..." He muttered. He ran his fingers through his hair in frustration, not sure how to proceed next.