Subject: Re: [PW!] It Takes No Balls...
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2000 8:00 PM
Adrian Tymes wrote:
> Back in reality, a small lump bunched up on Doppler's back, then leapt
> off and wandered into the woods.
Not too far away from the forest where Doppler and Nisemon are remembering
the not-so-good old times, someone discovers the ruins of a Pokemon Center,
embers still glowing in the light drizzle that was a furious rainstorm not
too long ago. Minax places her hand on one of the only pieces of wall left
standing, "I seriously doubt that this building caught fire during a
rainstorm without any outside assistance. Yet, I still have my doubts and
only one bullet in my revolver." A sudden gust of wind tosses the woman's wet
red hair about her face and simultaneously tosses a woman's decapitated head
off its perch high above...
"Chan... sey..." Omelette the young Chansey gasps with tears in her eyes,
horrified by the sight of the head. Though the features on the female face
are thoroughly burned, mangled, and disfigured, Omelette still recognizes it
as belonging to one of the joyful women who she has often seen befriended by
other Chansey. Omelette feels an intense urge to heal the woman, despite
Nurse Joy's lack of a body. Minax's Zubat, whose lack of eyes prevented him
from knowing that the falling object that he detected was a human head, now
senses Omelette's fear and wraps his wings around her, blocking her vision.
Minax crouches down in front of Nurse Joy's burnt head. Joy only has a few
strands of red hair remaining on her scalp, her mouth is wide open, and
despite the lack of eyes in her eye sockets, the expression on her face is
obviously one of terror - at least the terror is obvious to Minax, who is
very familiar with that particular emotion, both on the receiving and the
distributing end. After examining Joy's head to determine who could be so
cruel as to kill a person endowed with such a loving soul, Minax narrows her
eyes, "Doppler." She stands up when she hears a low whimpering. Minax's eyes
widen when she realizes that the noise is originating from her Chansey. Minax
snarls, kicks the offensive head out of sight, and runs over to her Pokemon.
"Zuuuu..." Minax's Zubat tries to comfort Omelette by whispering, but the
bat's high-pitched whisper isn't comforting at all.
"Chaa...chaa...chanseeee... chanseeeee..." The Chansey cries, knowing that
she has the ability to heal hidden deep within her, but feeling helpless
because she doesn't know how use it. When Minax arrives, she relieves her
Zubat. She lifts Omelette off the ground, presses the toddler Pokemon against
her chest, and starts patting her on the back, "Don't cry, Omelette. I'm
going to make sure that this never happens again." The moment Omelette stops
crying, Minax drops the Chansey on the ground a little roughly to convince
herself that she isn't going soft. She plucks a Pokeball off her belt and
drops it next to Omelette.
"Chaaarbok!" The purple Arbok that emerges stands taller than the tallest
structure of the nearby Pokemon Center ruins. He sees an egg-like object
under his nose, regards the Chansey as lunch, and licks his lips with his
long thin tongue. He coils around Omelette without pressing too hard, opens
his mouth, and lunges his fangs towards the toddler - only to get uppercut by
Minax's fist! "Bokku?" The Arbok looks sadly at Minax, wondering why she
called him out if not to eat Omelette.
Minax points at Omelette, who is surrounded by Arbok's coiled body, "I need
you to stay coiled around Omelette without actually hurting her. You're going
to be a protective wall while I kill Doppler so that no shrapnel ricochets
onto her. Got it?" Arbok looks down at the tasty pink treat, knowing he can
eat her while Minax is busy. Arbok nods in agreement all too quickly, a smirk
betraying his plan. Minax grabs Arbok's lower jaw, "If you even *think* about
eating Omelette a third time, I'm going to use my skinning knife to turn you
into a pair of snakeskin boots." Arbok's screeches, afraid of Minax's threat,
aware that she keeps her promises. He coils around Omelette and closes his
eyes to avoid temptation, "Bok."
"Now, to lure him in." Minax reaches into the large black sack on her belt
and withdraws a piece of paper with writing on it along with a perfume
bottle. She reads the note that she drew up earlier to double check that it's
correct, "Doppler, I was wrong about you. I'm in the area, so look me up as
soon as possible. Hate, Minax." While spraying some "Subversion" perfume on
the note, Minax remarks, "It's true. I really was wrong about him. He's much
more evil than I originally thought." She puts away the perfume, rolls up the
letter, and grabs another Pokeball. She pushes the button on it, releasing
Fluke the Pidgey.
"Pidgey..." The Pidgey that once belonged to Ben Cajava is confused and
dizzy. Being inside a Pokeball for so long and hearing only Minax has driven
him rather insane - but not insane enough to disobey Minax, who he's gotten
to know rather well by just listening to her voice. Fluke flaps his wings to
stay aloft while Minax ties the note for Doppler on one of its small bird
legs. Minax sniffs at the air, trying to pick up on Doppler's foul Ditto
stench. After a few seconds, she points in the direction that Doppler led
Nisemon in order to convince him that they were in the void, and she says,
"Now, my little Carrier Pidgey, fly that way until you see a Ditto. Make sure
he gets my message." Fluke nods and flies towards Doppler's current
Minax's Zubat flaps up to his master's line of vision so she can see the sad
expression on his face, "Zuubat... Zuuu Zubat!"
"Don't be sad, Zubat. You're still my favorite Pokemon." Minax gently
scratches her blue fingernails across Zubat's blue belly, "The only reason I
sent Pidgey is because Doppler is unpredictable and Pidgey is expendable.
You're too priceless to send out on such a dangerous mission, which is also
why I'm calling you back into your Pokeball." Minax lifts Zubat's Pokeball up
and the Zubat, happy to know that he's still loved, is called back into
hiding. Minax places the Pokeball on her belt.
With Arbok still coiled to protect Omelette from harm, and with Fluke heading
closer and closer to Doppler, Minax's plan is falling into place. The
red-haired Rocket reaches into her holster and withdraws the silver revolver
that contains just one bullet - a bullet made especially to kill Ditto. With
its sleek shape meant to penetrate and explode once inside, its
Transformation Disabling fluid, and its various salts mixed with poisons, the
bullet is perfect for the difficult task of killing Doppler.