From: Adrian Tymes
Subject: [PW!] Air Aerie
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2000 11:53 PM
#Hot, cold, it's all in the mind.
When you seek, you're sure to find.
Jewel or dirt, pokemon 'n' mankind,
To get closer, just remember this rhyme.#
Aerie smiled at the nostalgia that brought. It had been a training
motto back...sometime before she was ten; her early childhood memories
were a bit of a blur. And the lesson was still as relevant, even if
she never did learn quite the words to express it to one who had not
#Seth is near...Seth is this way...Seth is WHOA!# She backpedalled away
from the cliff edge she had nearly walked off in her half-trance.
Peering over the edge, she saw a building below with roof damage - and
judging from the tiles on the edge that were still wobbling a bit from
the impact, probably fairly recent. #When finding someone who has no
reason to hide, look for the crowds. The act of damaging property
She looked around for a bit, self-conscious at how she intended to get
down, and saw no one. Whatever crowds the impact below had attracted
were probably inside, if they had not already dispersed. She backed up
several steps... #Here...# ...ran towards the cliff... #...we...#
...and leapt off in a perfect swan dive. #...GO!#
After somersaulting a bit, wings snapped out of her back to stabilize
her flight. On a whim, she tried holding this partial transformation
while gliding downwards, swooping from side to side while trying to get
a fix on Seth.
"Mommy, look! An angel!"
"Now, now, dear. Mommy's busy."
"Ok, ok, I'm..."
"It's an angel, isn't it?"
She knew it had to be a fake. These things were always fakes. Her life
was made disproving paranormal theories (or confirming them) - everyone
knew that ghost pokemon existed, but there were some far out theories as
to just what they were and were capable of. Some people went to
elaborate lengths to set up hoaxes; her mission in life was to debunk
But Goddish be darned if this wasn't one of the best setups she'd ever
seen. Quickly reaching for her camera, she set to taking pictures.
Even when she found out just how this was really being done, she knew
the visuals from this would still be impressive. They might even sell
her next book.
For some reason, Aerie thought she was being watched. A quick look
around failed to spot any observers, but between her feeling and the
fact that it was difficult to maintain lift with fearow wings on an
unaerodynamic frame (no matter how beautiful or smooth, the human body
just was not made to fly under its own power), not to mention the
difficulty of keeping up a partial transformation as its own shape, she
soon folded completely into a bird pokemon and dove for the school. An
avian landed; a diglett disappeared into the building's ventilation