From: Continue (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Re: [PW!] Body Shopping
Date: 2000-09-14 20:27:29 PST
>"It's me, your former master."
>Charizard turned away from the targets, and flew into the air. I know it's you?>. His voice, even though it was only a projection of
>his thoughts, sounded deeper and more worldly-wise.
>"Would I be talking to you otherwise?"
>"Look, I can explain it all later. At the moment, I need you to create
>a distraction. Attack those people below you. One of them stole my
>Pokebelt while I was unawares, and I want it back. Once I've got it,
>we'll Teleport out of here. Got that?"
>Charizard looked down at the earth below. Indeed, a Butterfree was
>following alongside a large group of trainers running frantically
>through a crowd. One of them held a Pokebelt rather than wearing it.
>The mental voice sounded like that of Kadabra's and his former
>master's combined together, but he couldn't be sure.
>been so long since I've done something evil.>
>"That's my Charmeleon, oop, Charizard." Night Shade wasn't used to
>her companion's new name. "Don't worry about finding me, I'll find
>Swooping down to the earth below, Charizard let fly with a barrage of
>flames. Though there would have been at least ten trainers with the
>capability to destroy him in the throng below, they didn't have enough
>time to do anything but run for cover.
>"That's my distraction." Vanishing in a flicker of energy, Night Shade
>re-appeared beside Runt.
>"What's happening? I just woke up."
>Night Shade knew he wouldn't believe her if he thought about it, but
>like everyone else, he was more concerned with his own safety rather
>than uncovering what was in control of Kirsty's body. For the moment,
>she could blend in.
>Corkscrewing around a blast of Thunder, Charizard unleashed another
"Get down!" Runt yelled as a wall of flame came down from above. He
tackled Kirsty, carrying both of them to the ground just outside the
Night Shade projected to
The Charizard?s response was the mental equivalent of a distracted grunt
as he targeted someone else who was launching an attack at it. When the
trainer went diving for cover. It lined up for a shot on another human
who looked like he was about to try to fight back as well. It noticed that
this human also was holding a pokebelt in one hand and had a
Magnemite hovering over his shoulder.
Charizard let loose another blast of flames as he dove down. The trainer
didn?t move fast enough to get out of the way. On his way up the fiery
lizard turned his head back to take satisfaction in broiling his prey. He
was stunned to see only charred ground. He knew that the trainer hadn?t
leapt aside, but there was nothing there.
Seeing the Charizard momentarily distracted was all Jon needed to leap
into action. "Ninetails, Confuse Ray!".
A pulsating light lanced out from the fox pokemon and struck its unwary
target directly in the eyes. Charizard tried to shake off the effects, but
the effects of the attack caused him to start thrashing.
Sarah Jane knew that even though the Charizard attack may be a
distraction, it really did pose a larger threat to the people and grounds of
the University than the ghost that had been possessing Kirsty. She had to
concentrate on the fight for the moment. "Pidgeot, Sky Attack!"
As she watched her grandmother?s Pidgeot soar into the air to set up its
attack, she quickly judged the distance to the struggling Charizard. After
that she turned to her grandfather?s Kingler. "It?s too high up for a surf
right now, but be ready to hit it if it comes down again." The crustacean
Damian turned his head to Bulletproof. "Thanks for the Teleport. I
wasn?t particularly looked forward to being cooked today."
In response the Magnemite tilted forward then back, coming as close to
nodding as something that doesn?t have a separate head could.
Forsaking the possible consequences of opening the wrong pokeball
from the belt that he was holding, Damian reached for a pokeball from
his backpack. The young trainer popped it open and watched the white
light that came forth resolve itself into a huge mass. Instead of the usual
battle cry that pokemon gave when being released, this one yawned.
Before the Snorlax could pick out something that it might consider food
to go chasing after, Damian pointed to the winged lizard in the air
"Remy, Amnesia! And keep doing it!" The bear-like pokemon fixed its
attention on the pokemon that was being pointed to and began blocking
out everything else from its mind.
Night Shade noticed the green Butterfree perk up and knew she had to
make her move quickly. She looked at Runt as he got up, making sure to
assume Kirsty?s usual vacuous expression for when he would look back
at her. "Did you see where my Gyarados went?"
Just after hearing this, Runt received a message mentally from Kreskin.
Runt saw an empty look on Kirsty?s face. Taking it to be disorientation,
he assumed that nothing was any more unusual than it appeared to be at
the moment and told her "Yeah, Damian?s got it with the other pokeballs
on the belt that Kreskin snagged." He tilted his head back reflexively
while saying this, indicating where he had just seen the other trainer as
he got up.
The sudden look of surprise mixed with a tiny bit of fear that signaled
that an "Oh, shit!" realization had just passed through Runt?s mind
confirmed to Night Shade that she had once again been found out. Her
head quickly swiveled to target the Butterfree which she felt had annoyed
her enough. A blast of Psychic energy shot from her and knocked the
bug pokemon out cold. Runt leaped at her, but she brought up Kirsty?s
arm and rammed an elbow into his cheek, sending him spinning into the
ground. She then got up and ran over to Damian.
Completing the command that it had been given, the Pidgeot came
hurtling out of the sky and rammed into the confused Charizard. The
shock and pain was enough to snap the dragon-like pokemon out of its
stupor. Despite his pain, the lizard ignored the bird and turned to make
another attack run at those below.
Catching sight of the Electabuzz that had tried to hit it with Thunder
before, Charizard quickly performed an Immelman. The fire lizard
watched with a smug sense of satisfaction as his loop carried him out of
the way not only of the Thunder attack that he had seen coming, but also
of a torrent of water coming from a Kingler and the stream of fire coming
from Jon?s Ninetails. The flying lizard heard Jon swearing and thought
to himself before lining up on the girl with the
Kingler beside her.
"It?s now or never," Damian decided out loud. "Remy, Blizzard!"
Hearing only it?s trainer?s command, the Snorlax sharply inhaled and
exhaled an arctic blast at the only other thing in its world.
Hearing the word "Blizzard" was enough to let the Charizard to know
that it had to dodge now. Swooping off to his right, he almost managed
to completely avoid the attack. The cold bit through him as the attack
caught the edge of one of his wings. It felt sluggish, so he looked over,
only to discover that ice had formed the part of that wing that had been
Damian had taken off his backpack and was about to remove to put the
pokebelt in it when he heard Kirsty call out to him. "Wait! Don?t do
The young trainer looked up and saw her run up to him. "Why not? It?ll
be safe here until we get the chance to sort things out after the battle?"
"Well, like, duh! I could use Gyarados to help out right now!"
Unsure of whether she could help in time, Damian asked "You know
which one has your Gyarados in it?"
"Of course!" Kirsty quickly kneeled down and grabbed hold of the belt,
looking at it as if inspecting it for a marking of some kind. Suddenly,
she yanked on it, pulling it out of Damian?s hands.
When her head came up to look at Damian, he saw her face was filled
with rage. He didn?t get the chance to move before the Night Shade
attack was launched at him.
Shock quickly replaced the rage on Kirsty?s face and the surprise on
Damian?s as the attack seemed to be sucked into the young trainer?s
backpack. The words on the trainer?s t-shirt then changed to say
"*Burp* Smooth and creamy!"
A message hit Night Shade?s mind before she could sort this out.
Night Shade quickly processed this and her face became a neutral mask.
"I have what I came for, I can settle up later." After pronouncing this,
After watching the Charizard retreat into the woods surrounding Rosetta,
Sarah Jane turned her attention back to the others. "They?re gone, is
Jon was the first to speak up. "I?ll be fine, after that Charizard comes
back so I can kick his butt!"