Subject: Re: [PW!] Missing: $XXX.00 Reward
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 23:01:23 -0500
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
Nick -New and Improved- (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
>"That spoon wasn't in a battle, but it was there when Lokon and
>happened. And it saw what took place. It seems that that girl did take
>But something is different about her than when we met her back in
>can't tell what, but whatever the reason is, it is why Lokon was
>There was silence after Sarah Jane finished speaking. Next to her,
>panic, and sorrow began to subside the tiniest bit, replaced by a new
>Anger. How dare that girl take Lokon? What right does she have?
>"... Hito?" Damian broke into her thoughts. "Hito!"
>"Eh? What?" Hito responded.
>"Hato-kun and Pteryx found Lokon," Sarah Jane responded. "Pteryx is
>eye on Lokon's location, Hato-kun will lead us to them."
>Lokon. She'd been found. Hito hoped she would be okay. But as the rest
>group began to race after Hato-kun, she vowed that Watashi Wa would
>okay after their meeting.
It took a surprisingly long amount of time for Hato-Kun to lead them to
where Pteryx circled in the sky, waiting. The builhding may have been a
house at the edge of town at some point or maybe a small shop or some
combination thereof, but now it just looked boarded-up and dilapidated.
When the others got close to the building, Pteryx landed next to Sarah
Jane. The Aerodactyl then proceeded to squalk out what she had seen.
"The girl that took Lokon is inside," Sarah Jane relayed for the others,
who didn't have the benefit of being able to understand the Aerodactyl
"She was entering the building when Pteryx and Hato-Kun first spotted
her. Lokon wasn't awake, but didn't look injured. Nothing's come out
of there since Pteryx started circling, but there's been some sounds
coming from inside. Pteryx doesn't what the sounds were coming from,
though." Pteryx squalked and nodded to show her agreement with Sarah
Jane's translation. Sarah Jane then rubbed the Flying pokemon's head.
"Where's the door that they used to get in?" Hito asked, obviously
Another squalk from Pteryx was followed by Sarah Jane's translation
"It's on the next side of the building, to the left as you face the
building from here."
Hito started a barely controlled march in that direction, but slowed as
she heard Damian ask "Are there any other doors?"
With another short exchange, Sarah Jane told him and Hito "It's on the
opposite side, but it's boarded up." In the meantime, Damian had made
his way over to one of the boarded up windows. He nodded in response to
what Sarah Jane had just said and shielded his eyes as he looked
in-between two boards. Hito had just about made it around the building
when Damian noted "This doesn't look good..."
Hito stopped and asked "What?"
"The window's intact and somebody painted it black," Damian explained
"That means somebody has been using the place, but just didn't want
anybody to know what was going on in here."
Hito's mind still raced at the quickest way to get to Lokon "So can we
get in through the windows?"
Damian pried one of the boards off, but as he reached towards an exposed
part of the window frame, Bulletproof gave a sharp "Mag!" from over his
shoulder. Damian stopped and looked over at Sarah Jane for a
"Bulletproof said that there's a strong electrical current going through
the window frame, strong enough to kill." Sarah Jane supplied, then
added "Unless this girl is really resourceful, I think someone else came
up with this idea of a 'security system'."
"We have to go in the door, then." Hito concluded.
"That could be too dangerous." Damian warned.
Picking up without missing a beat, Sarah Jane suggested "We should go to
get help from the local police. I could leave Pteryx to watch for
Hito cut in with another burst of emotion "And Lokon could be gone by
the time we get back! There might be another way out of the building
and the longer we, the farther away they'll get."
Damian shrugged "It's not like we haven't gotten into some dangerous
situations before..." he suggested to Sarah Jane.
"But there was usually five of us, all with our own pokemon." Sarah
"We do have a compensation, our original pokemon are much higher level
now. I think we can handle it if we're cautious and make sure that we
have our higher-level pokemon." Damian suggested.
"Alright." Sarah Jane relented.
The two experienced trainers took a minute to perform switches via their
respective pokegear devices. After that, the trio moved around to the
door leading into the building. Upon inspecting the door, it was
quickly found that there were a number of locks keeping the beat
up-looking door closed.
"Bulletproof?" Damian's simple inquiry after looking at the locks was
enough for the Magneton to discern what was wanted of it. It swooped in
close to one of the locks and there was a click a second later. The
magnetic pokemon began moving to each of the other locks, pausing for
only a second before there was a click and it moved to the next. After
the Magneton moved away, Damian slowly pushed open the door.
The interior of the building was a stark contrast to the exterior. The
inside walls were all clean and in good repair and there was even
furniture among the boxes. There was no more dust to be seen than would
be seen in a normal house, suggesting that the place saw a good deal of
use. There was a seperating wall halfway through the building which
obscured the other half from view. An open doorway near the one side of
the building provided a connection, but nothing could be seen through it
until someone got close. The trio, now that they were inside, could
hear the muffled sounds of conversation coming from the open doorway.
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