She hears your question about the Safari Zone and thinks for a second before responding, "I'm sorry Leo, I can't recommend you enter the Safari Zone as a trainer quite yet. Maybe come back when you have a few badges? I'd just hate for you to get hurt in there because I bent the rules to let you in."
She smiles at your last question. "Of course, Leo. I'm here to help whenever you need advice." You can't tell if she knows why you really asked, but you can bet that everyone else in the gym does.
"Well, good luck! There's a whole world out there waiting to be found. Keep your pokemon happy and they'll do the same for you. Hope you come back for a real battle someday, Leo."