Sorry for lateness, but finally got another piece completed, skipped over a chunk of time from part 8, but here's the basis; Azalea and Riolu had initially come to and stayed in Toad Town because another enemy had chased after them, so they came to ask Mario and Princess Peach for help; but they had left for a vacation trip days before they arrived at the towns footsteps, so they got help from Merlon and Merluvlee, the shamans of the area. Both of them sensed something special about the 2 and their power. They couldn't tell what, but whatever it was, they couldn't let it fall into evil hands, so they kept watch over them both until they could figure out what to do, and with help from the Dojos Master, Chan and Lee, kept them hidden and protected. On occasion, she'd gone outside Toad Town with Riolu, as well as Merluvlee and Kamelia for protection, to practice her aura training, though since Riolu himself wasn't a master of aura, he was limited to what he could do, but he helped teach her enough to so far grow flowers via channeling her aura into the ground.
It was on their last training practice that she met up with Yoshi, whom Merluvlee predicted would be the one to help them. She had initially planned to ask for help, but was interrupted by the Trikooperates ambush. After getting everything cleared, though, she finally told Yoshi why she needed to see him; if Azalea and Riolu stayed in Toad Town, they would soon be in danger of being found, but they already had been, so now more than ever, Merluvlee made an impassioned plea; to take both Azalea and Riolu to Yoshis Island to hide them there. Even with her families powers of future reading, they couldn't seem to get any other answers on this new enemy from what they could discern, other than that they had to have hired Karins group to kidnap Azalea and Riolu for them. All they knew was she'd be safer there than here. Yoshi agreed not only to escort them there, but whole-heartedly vowed to protect their lives as best as he could. Kamelia offered to go with him to watch over them, as well as Little T., who'd always dreamed of using his developing karate skills to protect innocent maidens, and Luigi, who hoped he could finally save the girl for a change of pace ( plus, the similarity to Princess Daisy may have played a part, too).
Once arrangements were made, the next day, the 6 of them rode the whale from Toad Town dock across the oceanscape, until they had finally come across Yoshis Island, Yoshi ecstatic to see his home again, along with the others intrigued to explore the new destination ( except Luigi who foolishly stood underneath he whales blowhole).
Called this one part ??? Because I'm not sure whether or not I'll draw out the other scenarios that happened prior before moving forward. For now, decided to at least add something to the gallery. Hope it looks okay! ^_^
Kind of a follow up to part 8:
Drawn with copic multiliners and copic sletch markers, with some light photoshopping.
Characters property of Nintendo, Gamefreak and Camelot.