Subject: Re: [PW!] Maiden's Peak, Revisited
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 08:53:59 -0700
From: "R. Tech Weaver - Biggest Dreamer"
Organization: CompuServe Interactive Services
"Rob" wrote in message
> "...and take THAT!" Marvin sticks the final sword into the now completely
> sword-covered spherical basket that has two Tauros horns popping through
> torn lid. Once again, when the sword is inserted an annoyed grunt comes
> within. There are now fifteen swords stuck through the basket at different
> Kitsu, who has been walking in circles around the basket gesturing towards
> drawing a crowd by waving her nine tails, asks Marvin, "Are you sure he's
> This looks like a pretty dangerous trick..."
> "Trick?" Marvin asks, one eyebrow raised. When he sees Kitsu reach for her
> sword, he figures it's not to jam it into the basket that Keaton is
> within, so he puts the palms of his hands up and says, "I'm kidding, I'm
> kidding! Of course he's okay. Might have a hard time drinking water
> streaming out of the holes on his body, but..." Kitsu starts to pull her
> out of its sheath, so Marvin shakes his head and repeats, "KIDDING!"
> reaches down and pulls out one of the swords he stuck in the basket, then
> it to Kitsu, "See? No blood... unless Tauros' have invisible blood. Help
> these swords out now."
> Keaton's muffled voice is heard coming from within the basket, "Hey, hurry
> up! It's hot in here!"
> "Ya thinks I'm hot?!" The basket happily exclaims in a squeaky voice,
> the audience.
> Marvin sweatdrops and hurries to pull more swords out of the basket, with
> Kitsu's help. He assures the audience, "Hey, you saw the guy who went into
> basket. It's obvious he's got multiple personalities. You could say that
> real basket case!" Marvin nervously grins, hoping Keaton doesn't take that
> remark personally.
"WHAT DID YOU SAY!?" Keaton demanded. The basket begins to wobble about
wildly as Keaton tries to break free.
"Keaton!" Kitsu scolds. "Not now!"
As she says this, she finds that the last sword seems to be stuck. She puts
a foot on the basket to gain leverage only push the basket forward as she
jerked the sword out. The crowd backed off as the basket toppled off the
stage and began to roll down the hill quite fast.
"Wow, they're really picking up speed," Marvin notes. "And they're going to
head right off that cliff!"
"I'll stop them!" Kitsu says. Wrapping her tails around herself, she
changes to her quicker Ninetales form and takes off after Keaton and
Famifax. As the basket still manages to elude her, she disappears in a blur
and reappears in human form farther down the road. Nine more of her appear
successively behind her in a triangular pattern.
'I might not be strong enough to stop the basket on my own,' Kitsu thinks.
'But maybe my Double Team technique would help slow it down. I wonder why
this seems familiar...'
The rolling basket slams full-force into the Kitsus, scattering most of them
as the illusions dissapate.
"Oh, man!" a spectator laughs. "That one's a classic! I love that gag!"
The real Kitsu finds herself on top of the basket, running to try and keep
from being thrown off. Glancing over her shoulder, she sees that she'll
have to think quickly before they all go flying off the cliff. She spins
around and runs opposite to how the basket is rolling. Famifax slows down.
They slide right up to the edge before traction takes hold and rolls them
away from it.
Kitsu hops off the basket as it transforms back into a kimono-wearing Nurse
Joy with rollerblades underneath a dizzy Keaton. Keaton rolls off her onto
his back. Everyone is pretty much out of breath.
"So," Famifax says, glancing at Keaton. "Was it good for you, too?"
To be continued...
[Well, I hope I didn't have anyone say anything too out of character. If I
did, try to ignore it.]
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