Ruby runs through the flood waters of Slateport, searching desperately for his Feebas. The swimmer rescues Ruby with his Gyarados, bringing him to Wallace's car. Wallace brutally places blame squarely on Ruby's shoulders, pointing out Ruby's persistent pattern of excluding and overlooking his ugly Feebas, as well as Ruby's self-absorbed personality.
As Wallace reaches the pinnacle of his rage, telling Ruby he will never achieve his dream, the swimmer interjects to inform Wallace that Ruby has cried himself into unconsciousness.
The contest announcer appears, handing Wallace the beauty ribbon and revealing that Ruby had in fact won the contest, but Wallace had asked him to put on a façade to make his point to Ruby. Wallace holds on to the ribbon for Ruby and takes Ruby to the first-aid center.