Subject: [PW!] Down the river and through the swamp...
Date: Friday, February 18, 2000 1:00 PM
(AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is dated Feb. 17th, not 18th. I never got a chance to
go on last night.)
Winger the Pidgeotto glided over the white clouds in the sky. It was very
cold up there, and the strong breeze didn't help much. Nick shivered as he
held on to Sarah for his life. He couldn't see anything; the wind was to
strong to open his eyes. "Where are we going, Sarah?"
"I know someone by the river who can let use stay the night," Sarah yelled,
so everyone could hear her. "He's my boyfriend; his name's Jason. He has a
small shack down by the river were we lived after I ran away from Josh. We
can hide out there until tomorrow. Winger, go below the clouds! I need to
see where we are!"
Winger obeyed, and a vast swamp was reviled. It was bustling with life; many
Pokemon lived here. Magikarp jumping in and thru the river waters, trying to
avoid the Ekans flying at them from the trees. A Squirtle dove into the
murky water; dirty Rattatas scurried about looking for food.
Sarah spotted the shack. "There it is! Winger, take us down!"
It was smaller than Nick and Jessie had feared; barely large enough to be a
tool shed. The wood was tearing apart from all sides; to say it had a roof
would be a filthy lie. There was no solid land where the kids had gotten off
of Winger; soggy and wetness was everywhere. This freaked Jessie out a lot.
A Caterpie crawled up her leg, and she jumped into Nick's arms. Nick
couldn't hold her, and accidentally dropped her into the mud. "Oh...," Nick
said as he helped her up, "sorry..."
Jessie sighed. "No, no. It's...ok...". She went up to the shack. "Huh. Why's
the door open?"
Sarah ran up to the shack. "Jason, baby, where are you? It's been...," she
saw a note on the table, "so...long...". She cautiously picked up the piece
of paper. She read it aloud as Nick and Jessie walked in.
Sorry I'm not here. Team Rocket has caught up with me; I'm afraid they may
do just about anything for them to get their hands around the- (Sarah
paused as she looked over her shoulder and saw Nick and Jessie listening)
you-know-what. So I have to stay on the run. I'm sure we'll see each other
again. If not, I just want to let you know...
I Love You Sarah.
She broke into tears and ran out into the swamp. She had always feared that
Josh would find her, but didn't want Jason to be apart of this mess. "Oh no!
What have I done?!?!" Nick wanted to go over to Sarah and settle her down,
but he didn't know what to say. He finally thought of something when Sarah
started to cough furiously. "Come on, Sarah...You need to rest. You're still
tired from last night."
Sarah denied it, but her legs were now so weak, Nick had to help her into
the shack. Her face had turned from peachy and healthy to pale and sick in
seconds. Sarah was having a lot of trouble; each breath she took was
praticly a fight for her life.
Nick quickly covered her with the few raggedy blankets he found on the
floor. Sarah started to shiver and her lip was shaking wildly. She settled
down and Nick and Jessie could finally rest. They turned in for the night.
Even though the shack was small, it surprised Nick and Jessie to find a
decent TV inside. During the night, Nick were watching the news while Jessie
was combing Vulpix's fine coat.
The main news story was about the S.S. Anne's big yearly party.
The news anchor: "Tomorrow, February 18th starts the annual S.S. Anne
Pokemon Party. This year's party will be delayed a bit due to the length of
this year's exciting Pokemon League. So, party-goers may board the ship
tomorrow and wait until it ships; when it does, no one knows yet. Don't
forget; don't miss the parade tomorrow! Also, as sort of a "we're sorry"
gift to the passager's of the last departure from Cinnabar Island, they may
board the ship at no cost, and stay on the same class as before. And we here
at KVCP would like to thank Ryo and the mysterious Articuno once again for
saving the ship!"
"Hey!" Jessie said, "that mean's we're in first class again!"
"Yeah, that's all well and good," Nick said as he glanced over to Sarah,
"but she's not on first class. I doubt she'll want to stay alone, after what
she's been through." Sarah looked healthier then she did before. "I'm sure I
can think of something," he said.
Nick changed the channel. The Pokemon League battles were on, and he watched
it until he fell asleep.
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