From: Bandraptor (email@example.com)
Subject: Re: [PW!] PC Crashers
Date: 2001-05-06 23:54:49 PST
Andrusi-All your dog are let out wrote:
>It wasn't much later that Joy called Nori to the counter to pick up the
>now-healed Cerberus. As she took back the Pokéball, her brain finally made a
>connection. She remembered a transmission she'd recieved from TRHQ back when
>she was working in Kanto... "Attention all Rockets. We have two escapees:
>Andy Renev and Enimuram Yortsed. Stop them at all costs." But this was Johto,
>a whole country away. It had to be a coincidence... *Quit being stupid,* her
>brain said back. *How many people named Enimuram Yortsed are you likely to
"So, these guys are wanted criminals." Nori whispers to Set, who is gasping for
air, because she has had him clutched in her fist for quite a while now. "Odd.
They seemed nice enough. Well, that just goes to show, you can't trust anyone
She wanders back to the couch where Anubis is sitting, mumbling under her
breath the whole time. Andy doesn't think anything of this, because Nori seems
pretty spacey to him anyway; and Enimuram doesn't think anything of it, because
the whole of his concentration is being devoted to refolding their Town Map.
"These are the Magnemite worshipers that Ted Brotlov's been chasing," Nori
explains to her Pokémon. She doesn't usually give much thought to her fellow
Rockets or their assignments, but Andy and Enimuram's warrant is long-standing,
and even someone as jaded as Nori is apt to remember a trainer with a talking
Electabuzz. "They're wanted for...oh, what did he put on the dossier? 'Sins
against the noble race Electrode, and heresy in the face of our lord and
savior, the almighty Voltifer'."
"Natoooooo!!!!" Set begins to hop about in marked agitation, because everyone
is mimicking his dialect as of late; and a Pokémon sidekick without an unusual
gimmick is like...Cyndaquil. "Toooooo!"
Even without a sense of empathy, Nori is able to deduce that her Pokémon is
upset; and since Set is of a holy race, she assumes that his reaction has
something to do with the prospect of heresy. She raises an eyebrow, "I think
it's ridiculous, wasting funds and resources on so-called heretics. Religion
has no place in business--people should keep their beliefs to themselves,
period. I can't stand those bible-thumping missionaries who think it's their
duty to 'save the soul' of anyone whose belief system isn't completely in sync
with their own. I'd rather go to Hell, than to a heaven that's ruled by an
intolerant god--" She stops herself, realizing that she's beginning to rant,
"Anyway, it seems silly to battle over the virtues of Electrodes and Magnetons,
when Jolteon is so clearly superior to both of them. After all, it learns
"Tu..." Set bristles, because he thinks that he should be the only one who can
use Dark-type moves.
"Well, I suppose it doesn't matter what I think. Giovanni wants that pair
caught, and that's all there is to it." She grins wryly, "You know, these
guys've evaded Brotlov for over five years. If we catch 'em, Giovanni will give
us anything we want! We can get the keys to the DDR machine in Rocket Lounge!"
Her grin quickly fades, "But speaking of Brotlov, he always has about a hundred
Voltorbs on him. If those two have managed to stay ahead of him, they must have
at least twice that many Magnemites. That could pose a problem..."
For a moment, Nori seems lost in quiet contemplation. She is confident that she
can take out three Magnemites single-handedly, maybe even four--but there's no
way that she can defend against the army she suspects Andy and Enimuram of
having. Cerberus doesn't stand much chance either, due to its Type-weakness.
"What I need," she says thoughtfully, "is a really good Ground-type. Or a
Pokémon with Ground-type attacks. Too bad Giseisha isn't here. Giseisha could
stop those Magnemites cold with an Earthquake attack..." Nori becomes a bit
melancholy at the thought of her former teammate, "Akuni's Dynamic Punch would
do the same. Or Magmar's Flamethrower..."
"Natu?" Set looks at her questioningly. Up until a few hours ago, when Nori had
shown him Cerberus' Pokéball, he had thought that he and Anubis were her only
Pokémon. Now she's talking about martyrs and demons, and lava beasts; and the
prospect of her having Pokémon beyond the three of them upsets him greatly,
because he's afraid that one of the others might show him up, and prove him to
be dispensable. ""
Nori stares at him for a minute, then shrugs, and stretches nonchalantly. "I'm
making things more complicated than they actually are. Those guys don't know
what we're up to, and as long as we don't arouse their suspicions, we won't
have to fight those Magnemites at all. Let's just trail them for a while, and
bash their heads in while they're sleeping."
She strides over to where Andy and Enimuram are standing. Both teens are a bit
distracted--Andy is getting his Pokéballs from Nurse Joy, and Enimuram is
trying to wrestle a Pixy Stick away from his Aipom (you do NOT want to see
those things on a sugar high)--but they still notice Nori when she approaches.
Enimuram has no clue that Nori's plotting against them, but she did threaten
both Andy and David, and she does share attributes with Dark-type Pokémon, so
he doesn't consider her especially trustworthy. He is about to tell her so, but
Nori speaks up first, "So, when did you guys arrive in Johto?" She asks
politely, "No offense, but it's obvious that you don't quite know your way
around yet. I still feel bad about the shoddy way I treated you earlier, and to
make it up to you, I'm gonna escort you to wherever it is you're going. Where
are you going, anyway?"
Andy begins to respond, "We're headed to Oliv--OW!" He's cut off when Enimuram
stomps on his foot. Enimuram shakes his head rapidly, to indicate that they
shouldn't tell Nori any more than she already knows.
"Olivine, huh?" Faster'n you can say, 'Hey, I just finished folding that!' Nori
snatches the map from Enimuram's hand, and begins to examine it. "It looks like
we can take Route 36 north to Ecruteak, and continue west from there. It's a
two or three-day journey, though, so we'd better stock up on supplies before we
leave town. And you might as well get your Gym Challenge out of the way; your
Magnemites should make short work of Falkner's Flying-types."
"That's okay," Andy responds, "I'm not on a badge collecting journey. BBB takes
up all of my--OWW! Enimuram, would you CUT IT OUT?!?!" He hops up and down,
holding his injured foot.
"Neither am I," Nori shrugs, "but the Johto Gym Leaders are complete pushovers.
I battle them whenever I'm low on cash." 'And if I can persuade these guys to
do likewise,' she thinks, 'I can relieve them of their winnings, before I turn
them over to Giovanni.'
"Pushovers?" Andy frowns, "Even Jasmine? But we were counting on Jasmine to
help us fight the Power Plant Electro--OWWW!!!!"
"Can I talk to you for a minute?" Enimuram takes Andy by the arm, and leads him
to the other side of the room. "Doesn't she strike you as just a *bit*
"Well, yes." Andy admits, "But we run into suspicious people every day, and we
always come out ahead. Frankly, I'm more concerned about the people who *don't*
seem suspicious. You never know what to expect from them. Besides, it's not
like we're dealing with Team Rocket or anything. What's the worst that can
Enimuram shakes his head, "I'm afraid to even guess."
-Beth, of the ever changing sig.