From: Adrian Tymes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: [PW!] Workin' In The Charcoal Harvest
Date: 2001-08-17 19:09:32 PST
Amber Foxwing wrote:
> Amber took a cautious step forward and looked at 'Sarah'.
> "You're not human are you?" she whispered to Mimic. "You're a Ditto."
> 'Sarah' shrugged and grinned, and Amber nodded. Jason just pressed the
> ice pack harder to his head.
> "Ok, so y'all didn't answer my question! What're you guys doing here?"
> "Well," Sylvester said. "I offered them a reward if they could roll all
> of these huge logs to my father's cabin. You guys can help."
> So Amber and Jason, and all of the captured Pokemon agreed.
...or Jason would have, were he physically able to just then. A number
of the captured pokemon shared his condition.
This did not escape Sylvester's notice, once the crew was out of the
truck. He was visibly shaken by the sight, but kept any sign of it out
of his voice. "Did you all escape from Team Rocket just now?"
"Uh-huh." Amber nodded again. "They didn't feed us too well, and
Jason dumped his food so he could get thin enough to slip through the
Sylvester winced. "My dad just went on a grocery run. The reward is
still up, but since you're all helping, I think I can talk him into
giving you food and shelter...for tonight, anyway. I'll go talk to him
about it now." He headed off to the cabin, as his Farfetch'd waddled
up to Sarah to help investigate her claims of an Abra.
'Sarah', noticing the number of newcomers and that Sarah's attention
was elsewhere, morphed into his standard James lookalike form. The
logs in his arms almost tumbled out; Amber easily caught the one that
did escape. "Thanks."
"No problem." Amber began walking next to Mimic. "My name's Amber."
"Mimic is Mimic. Mimic wonder...how know Mimic not person? Amber
first in long time notice without pokedex or similar."
Amber's nose twitched. "Well, it's a bit complicated, but my sneasel,
Nyara, kind of merged with me."
"Mimic see that."
"You don't seem surprised."
"Amber not first case. Human/pokemon hybrids not well known, but many
seem exist; many methods creation. Mimic wonder: Nyara independent
"Huh? Oh, yeah, Nyara still talks to me."
"Mimic suggest keep that way if ever want be separate. Body creation
easy; mind creation difficult. Nyara still alive on own so long as
Nyara, Amber think still separate."
"..." Amber frowned. "You mean there's a chance Nyara and I
"Maybe. Depend on method: how Amber, Nyara get this way begin with.
Moreover, depend if Amber, Nyara wish it eventually happen." Mimic
began setting down the logs, next to the cabin's lumber storage area.
"Where will, way."
Amber put her own log next to the pile. "Why are you talking like
"Mimic talk like Mimic talk." He finished dumping his load, then
followed Amber back to the others to pick up more. "Help Mimic know
Mimic is Mimic. But if really want blame someone..." He nodded
towards the worst of the rescued. "Amber see Team Rocket no treat
"You were their prisoner, too?"
"Worse. Mimic...*tool*. Or so Team Rocket wanted."
"Oh." She put a hand on his shoulder. "I'm sorry."
"Thanks. But Amber no answer Mimic question: how Amber know Mimic
ditto? Mimic maybe hate how gained some skills, but Mimic try use for
good. Mimic know most pokemon no tell Mimic apart."
Amber grinned. "A small girl carrying that many logs? Nyara knew you
weren't what you seemed. Ditto was the most likely choice."
"Ah." Mimic shrank a bit, and then there were two Ambers.
"Mimic just wish gain Amber wisdom along with Amber shape. Of course,
maybe not so good, since form-dependent mean Mimic lose wisdom when
Mimic become something else. Oh, well." 'Amber' flexed a few muscles,
testing out the tail and each claw. "But definitely remember this
form. Cute, useful. And..." 'Amber' popped one claw and began
scratching behind Amber's ear. "...sensitive right there, if Mimic