From: Simon Locke
Subject: [PW!] Can you feel it.... I can.
Date: Tuesday, February 01, 2000 11:11 PM
"Wow...." Simon sighed to himself. Standing silently, he took in the view
that was Goddish's gift to mankind. The panorama that one could achieve from
the Ivory Island's Raven's Nest was almost divine. It being the highest point
on Ivory Island, which was also floating, granted a magnificent view of the
world. The colors of the setting sun provided a feeling of piece, serenity, a
new beginning. Simon was beginning to feel it, he was beginning to experience
it, beginning to live what he was destined for. All the doubts Simon ever had
of the responsibilities of his job disappeared as the realization of his true
feelings emerged. Simon Locke and ATR was formed for the sake of humans and
The fresh clean air entered Simon untainted, but exited as the carrier of
Simon's doubts. After every breath, he felt better and better, cleaner and
"Wow...." Simon said again. "Can you feel it?" The energy and hype filled
Simon's veins, as everything else seemed trivial than the task at hand. Phase
II of project Bum Rush was in effect, as cargo choppers landed and took off of
the Island every two minutes. Each chopper held anything from valuable TMs,
Pokemon in training, advanced TR monitoring equipment, etc. All of it heading
more than 10 miles beneath the Earth, to ATR's new base, the Crystal Caverns.
Everything was so perfect, Simon couldn't help but feel good. He wondered how
Raven's group was doing in Fuscia, if they had found Yuri and the Wiggly farm
yet. He wondered about the many ATRs working with their unmatched dedication,
all around the world. He wondered what Giovanni's face would look like, when
he found out his precious bottle had been destroyed.
The sun was just about to set, but Simon's excitement still grew. He hoped all
the ATR's felt the same way he did. He hoped they all shared the same purpose.
Simon wanted all the men and women to feel as if they belonged to something
big. A family.... something they could be proud of. And now that
preparations are being made, things were finally falling into place.
"This is going to rock...." Simon said. Feeling a presence behind him, he
turned around to be greeted by Spike. The mammoth of a Sandslash stomped onto
the Raven's nest on all fours. "Yo buddy, what cha got for me?"
The hedgehog stood up on it's hind legs expressing it's bulk, and handed Simon
a post it.
"Phase Two is complete, awaiting orders, TANK."
"Tyyyyte." Simon unlatched the mic for the PA system and pressed the button to
make an announcement. "Attention Ivory Island, would the ATR's who are
volunteering to help with the Phase Three team, please come up to the Raven's
nest. The rest of you, head down to the Crystal Caverns, and proceed in
preparations for Project Huzzah. I will join ya'll later. Simon Locke"
(Would all active ATR writers please join me on the deck? And, if you've read
this, please respond. I'd like to see how many people are actually
"You ain't gotta like me, you just mad cuz I tell it how it is and you tell it
how it might be." ~ Puff Daddy