Subject: Re: [PW!] Maiden's Peak, Revisited Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 11:03:33 -0700 From: "R. Tech Weaver - Biggest Dreamer" <> Organization: CompuServe Interactive Services Newsgroups: "Rob" <> wrote in message > > Kitsu sighs deeply and slumps her shoulders down, "I can't believe what I do > when I turn into a Pokemon..." > > Marvin nods, "Yeah, licking old guys' faces, that's really-" > > "I meant losing control and attacking my brother like that." Kitsu shakes her > head, "Normally I don't transform this often, but so far I've changed twice in > one night." > > "Must be bothersome, what with your sword melding in and out of your body like > that." Marvin pats her on the back, "So why don't we go get something to eat and > maybe we can figure out what's causing all these impromptu transformations... > and more importantly, how we can control them so that you can be part of my > show!" > > "What?" Kitsu asks indignantly. > > Marvin chuckles nervously, hoping Kitsu won't reach for her sword, "...that is, > if you want to..." > [I kinda think you jumped to the wrong conclusions about my characters. Ah, well. I should probably just try to work with it rather than complain...] Kitsu caught herself reaching for her sword. There was something in the back of her mind that strongly registered a threat to her freedom, but her logical side was working hard not to act on it. Kitsu was puzzled. Her mind didn't usually act this way. Her stomach rumbled a bit. She was, in fact, quite hungry. The transformations took a lot of energy. She put her hands behind her back, more of an attempt to restrain her sword hand than anything, and glanced over to where Keaton and Famifax had disappeared to. She sighed and walked in the direction of something to eat. "Yeah, let's get something to eat," she said. Marvin began to follow her. "So how did this start?" Marvin asked. "Where you two born like this or something?" "No," Kitsu replied. "We were born normal humans. We were training to be samurais, and we would be the best in the land. But about a month ago, a gypsy that had accompanied a traveling carneval came to our town. The gypsy offered us great power, so we accepted it. We were transformed into this half-Pokemon creatures and gained enhanced abilities along with it. But I guess there was a drawback after all... "When we returned to our dojo, our sensei refused to train us. He said that accepting the gypsy's magic was a disgrace to the school, that taking such a shortcut was dishonorable, and cast us out saying that we could not return until we were human again. We've been looking for that gypsy ever since." "Ah, so it was both a blessing and a curse," Marvin analyzed. "Yeah, and tonight it's looking more like a curse," Kitsu replied. "For the past month, I at least thought I was in full control of my transformations. But tonight I lost control, not just of the transformation but of myself." She paused to consider her next words. "I know our Pokemon forms have an influence on our personalities, but tonight it seems like it's doing so more than unsual. Keaton and I have never fought like that before, and Famifax instilled an anger in me that... I don't know. It didn't feel like me." Kitsu sighed. "I guess it's like that story about the werewolf," she continued. "About how every full moon he turns into a vicious beast that kills people. Perhaps it's ironic how there's a full moon tonight, or maybe this is how the curse works. Either way, if things keep going the way they are tonight, Keaton and I may not be held entirely responsible for our actions..." [To borrow another PWer's line: Dun dun dun!] To be continued! -- Chet "Tech" Weaver's Revised Basic Sig Now with 75% less extraneous information! "Meanwhile, the Japanese government announced that it was already well on its way to creating a three-headed soldier with wings and cybernetically implanted machine guns. They are promising to pour milllions into further human cloning projects with the hope of 'Making real life more like our really, really cool cartoons.'" --Boondocks, 8/23/01 "No ride is complete without a clown in an electric chair." -- My brother AIM: PanGatomon, Rorschach Mask, NemesisWolfHelm