Subject: [PW!][ATR] To the South End and Back
Date: Monday, February 14, 2000 7:30 PM
Derrick walked slowly and silently into the the old
computer room in which months ago, he had secured for the passing towards the
rocket reactors. Laura had given him orders to, "Go check on the machineary
which are installing turbo boosters on the south end of the Island." Derrick
walked up to the door separating him from plunging into the oceans and looked
Six months ago, he and Tank had flicked around switches out
there in order to operate the rockets. However, in the process, the glass-like
surface in which they were walking on gave way just after they stepped back
inside. The propellers are still running, but the fuse and switch box was never
closed. Derrick could see this as he peered outside the window. He looked at
the keypile in his hands and carefully picked out the right one as he held the
rusty, flimsy handle.
Derrick typed in a code at the door and stepped away from
the entrance between the Pika-Generator, and the Video-Phone. There was a
humming noise emanating through, followed by a stalling clicking. Finally, the
door rose up slowly, making a sound like a million boards of metal shrieking in
pain as they rubbed against concrete. The more the doors rose, the gustier it
got. By the time it was halfway open, huge amounts of air rushed in as well as
dust and a foul stench of seaweed and dirty gulls.
When the winds had died down, Derrick stepped out of hiding
and just then had his lungs adjusted to the freshness of the seaside cliffs,
the sea being many miles below his feet. Now he realized what he had been
missing back in the leaf covered trails of the Viridian forest. It might as
well would be his home, as much as the Ivory Island, for he had obtained full
ownership of the gym, as well as the Forest Badge and a Scyther. There was
something mysterious about those woods that he never quite could figure. It was
like hearing the winds of the night dancing in the skies, and singing, but
without knowing the name of their song, nor the words that came with them.
Though two of his pokemon have gone missing in that area,
as well as Exeggutor becoming insane, he missed the Viridian forest. Someday,
Derrick may go back there, but he was too inexperienced to be a gym leader. It
could wait. Derrick held his breath as he tried not to look down at the jagged
rocky edges of the cliffs, and even further down at the blue fists pounding
against the walls of their house. He made his way slowly across the creaky
platform until he came back up to the switch box.
He shiveringly held up the keys which were used to start
both the propellers and turbo boosters, and to close the fuse box, which was in
danger of exploding, which would cause the normal propellers to hault. He held
the metal box closed, placed the key in the hole, and slowly turned it shut
As Derrick entered back inside and shut the door behind
him, he realized he had pokemon again, and that Butterfree could easily have
done the job for him. "We really need some advancements in tenchology," Derrick
thought to himself. "This whole system is falling apart so badly, I guess I
understand why all this stuff is happening." Derrick thought to himself that
surely Anti-Team Rocket was currently building a new base somewhere out there.
"Well, on th phase two." Derrick looked at his map. According to it, some new
boosters had been installed in the lower chambers, and now was the time to
As Derrick shut off the lights, he closed his eyes and
thought about six months ago.....
_ _ _ _ _
"Both of you Shut Up" Dreadite yelled. "The island it seems
like we are flying."
"How can a Island fly?" Butch asked.
Suddenly the earth started to shake and all three of the
Rockets fell down as the island soared upward with a burst of speed. ________
"Wooohooo!!!!" Tank yelled. "IT FLIES!!!!
Outside in another part of the island the battle between G
and E uh...... ATR and TR was escalating. The sudden earthquake rocked both ATR
and TR out of their senses for a while. Of course it wasn't an earthquake
since the island was flying and was not on the ground. But the ground was
shaking. But they weren't in the ground. Maybe some sort of flying quake? Um
forget what Im saying.... back to the battle.
Lithiril and Scarlet were commanding the remaining
scattered ATR forces outside. The TR forces due to constant backup were
overwhelming them. The Wigglytanks had run out of ammo long time ago and using
them to run over TRs had failed. Most of the remaining forces had few pokemon
and few ammo left. The TR's reinforcements were fresh from the bottle. The
ear.......the quake made both sides drop what they were doing.
The ATRs were the first to get up.
_ _ _ _ _
Derrick reached the bottom floor and looked left and right.
It was nearly pitch-black down here and there were no flashlights. Derrick sent
out Magneton and had it guid him through the darkness until they could find a
way out. Derrick saw a small, dim light a while ahead and started walking
faster towards it, this lighted darkness was creeping him out. Seeing this
reminded him of a nightmare he once had, but that was so long ago, it seemed as
vague and mixed as the day... as the day everything changed.
The only sound that could be heard was the clinking of the
the keys and the static emanating from Magneton's electric core. Derrick
finally reached the lighted room and entered, actually, he exited. It was
outside, but Derrick found that he had gone down much farther than he had
thought. It was near the bottom of the island. The endless rails must have
sloped down much more, which could explain why Derrick felt like he had been
moving in circles.
Derrick looked around the landscaping rocks and plants
growing on them. Among the rocks, he could see the torn ATR uniforms, from
those who didn't survive the battle, and he felt somewhat responsible.
_ _ _ _ _
The battle had stopped. The new threat was trying to hold
on to the island. TRs were falling down like rain. the ATRs that were left were
also falling down. The dead bodies from the battle made matters worse as they
crushed their former comrades like the dead weight they were. Pitter Patter of
splashes occured as almost everybody fell down off the island and into the sea
some 50 feet below.
Lithirl was grabbing the grass. A futile attempt as he kept
slipping. Suddenly he slipped entirely and fell to his watery grave.
Screams of both ATRs and TRs were heard as they went flying
from the flying island to the cold waters.
Butch and Cassidy fell off the island long time ago.
Splashes were heard. James managed to hold on and kick Dreadite out of the
island. Dreadite's wings popped out and Dreadite flew off.
"The island is a death trap. Have to go back to Cerulean to
report." Dreadite thought as he flew off.
Raven watched as Butch and Cassidy pitifully fell down. He
also saw Dreadite's wings pop out and was going to fly off. Raven jumped and
grabbed ahold of Dreadite. Dreadite tried to shake Raven off his back that was
weighing him down. Dreadite flew away from the island as far possible and as
fast as possible hoping it would make Raven fall. It worked.
"Derrick do something." Tank screamed.
"I got it." Derrick flicked the switch and the island began
to balance out. "oops."
"What now?" Tank asked.
"I accidently sent the island moving. Looks like we are
going to be up here a while." Derrick said.
"Great a Flying Island Base that move in random
directions......." Tank said. "Lets see if their are any survivors."
_ _ _ _ _
Derrick turned to the boosters. It appeared to have been
fully installed by the machines, now at rest. He walked up to the main computer
controlling them and placed the key in. As he turned it, it was ensured that
the boosters would not malfunction and were now fully operational. It was now
time to head back to the base Laura Dark was at, and wait.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
"All we are saying is give peace a chance."
-John Lennon, Paul McCartney
"Hide people from bad things and you've made them weaker."