From: ; aka Tech Weaver
Subject: Re: [PW][ATTN JoE] Staryu-Crossed Lovers, part 2
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2000 8:07 PM
Shuriken the Skateboarding Staryu and Cliff Diver the Clefairy lay on their
backs, staring up at the clouds. A little further down the hill, Shuriken's
trainer, Smasher, was having a few problems. Appearently, his Pokemon were
stronger than the plant Pokemon he was trying to catch. Each match either
resulted in a knock-out or the wounded grass-types would flee before Smasher
could even toss a Pokeball at them. He groaned as Ice, his Cubone, knocked
an Oddish over the horizon with his Bone Club.
"Maybe we could try an overhead smash instead of a home-run swing," suggested
"Cubone cu," sighed Ice.
"(That cloud looks like a Magikarp,)" Cliff Diver poke-spoke around the shaft
of wheat he held between his teeth.
"(I bet Misty's Staryu likes Magikarp,)" Shuriken said with a sigh.
"(Do you ever think about anything other than Misty's Staryu?)" Cliff asked
in an annoyed tone. Shuriken hadn't been talking about anything other than
Misty's Staryu for the past week or so.
"(Only every waking moment of my life,)" sighed Shuriken.
Cliff rolled his eyes and tried to find a subject to change to.
"(Hey! That cloud look like...)" Cliff started.
"(I dreamt about her again last night, Cliff,)" Shuriken interrupted.
It was Cliff's turn to sigh.
"(You don't say,)" Cliff replied. He was getting tired of hearing about
Shuriken's dreams. "(Was it the one where you're lying in bed and she flies
in through the window?)"
"(Her gem sparkled like morning dew in the pale moonlight,)" Shuriken
"(You don't say,)" Cliff said. He had only heard Shuriken describe this
dream about a million times. He decided to try and ignore him.
"(She hovered closer to me,)" Shuriken added. He was more or less oblivious
to what Cliff was saying. He was totally absorbed by the memories of the
dream... and memories of her.
It was only about a week ago when Smasher strode in to Misty's Gym and
challenged her to a match. By coincidence, the match came down to both the
trainer's Staryus. Shuriken had every intention of knocking her Staryu
senseless. That is, until that fateful near collision in which their gems
caressed each other.
The effect of this caress was not unlike that of a human male accidently
tripping and giving an open-mouthed kiss to the super-model he fell onto. It
was mind-shattering and disorienting. It also ended up with Shuriken
slamming into a wall. For the above-mentioned human male, that would've come
from the agressive nature of the super-model's body gaurd. It was a
humiliating defeat for Smasher, who wasn't on the best of terms with the Gym
Leader to begin with.
Cliff couldn't take the dream talk anymore. It was time for him to speak his
"(You are such a chicken,)" Cliff stated.
"(Huh, wha?)" Shuriken said as he was suddenly thrust out of his little
"(I can't believe you,)" Cliff ranted. He was now sitting up. "(Here you
are pining over your lost love while you have been in the same town as her
for the past week. You've wasted an entire week whining and moaning when you
could've been out having the time of your life with that Staryu. An entire
week down the drain! If I were you, I'd've made that dream of yours a
reality about a million times by now. All you've done for the past week is
"(But...)" Shuriken started.
"(But nothing!)" countered Cliff. "(In the wild, we took what we wanted when
we wanted it. If we wanted love, we'd fo out and earn that love. I suppose
you wouldn't know how to do that, since you've been raised by HUmans.)"
Cliff spat out that last word almost as if it were an insult. Cliff didn't
have a problem with humans. They were a superior race in technology and
strategy, but when it came to handling emotions humans were mostly on the
bottom of the food chain.
"(But Smasher...)" Shuriken tired again.
"(Smasher doesn't need to know about it,)" Cliff argued. "(And neither does
Misty. Just keep it a secret. What they don't know won't hurt them.
Besides,)" Cliff moved in closer, as if sharing a secret. "(I hear it's more
exciting that way.)"
Cliff moved back to where he was sitting. If a Staryu could blink, Shuriken
would've. Then an imaginary smile crept over his non-existent face.
"(You're right,)" Shuriken agreed enthusiastically. "(I shouldn't be laying
here moping around when what I want is practically staring me right in the
face... er, gem! I should go out and take it! Trainers be damned!)"
Shuriken got up and stormed off into Cerulean City. Cliff watched him shrink
into the distance. He lay back, placed a fresh wheat shaft between his teeth
and admired the sunset.
To be continued...
Chet "Tech" Weaver. I'm not just for breakfast anymore!
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