Subject: [PW!] Cianwood, the Journey begans anew
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 13:57:41 GMT
Organization: RoadRunner - Triad
Becky was concerned. Standing in the lounge of the airport, she pulled out
her pokegear and accessed the phone. She dialed the number and waited for
it to ring ten times before disconnect. She still couldn't get in touch
The pair had separated to return home to celebrate Christmas with their
families. They had taken a boat ride from the Whirl Islands to Cianwood
city where they had booked round trip flights to the Orange islands. They
had expected to share the same flight back to Cianwood, but Travis hadn't
been on the plane when she boarded. Now, back in Cianwood, Becky couldn't
get in touch. She wondered what had happened to her Purple haired traveling
The Black belt was about to call information to get Travis's home number
when her pokegear rang. "Hello?" Becky said into it after accepting the
"Hi Becky." A familiar voice said on the other end.
"Travis! What happened? I was worried! Where are you?" Becky cried into the
"I'm at the pokecenter in Cianwood." Travis answered. "I missed the flight,
so I had Pop-up teleport me."
"Stay there." Becky ordered. "I'll be there in a little while." She added
before breaking the connection.
Leaving the airport, Becky pulled a pokeball off her belt and released
Traveler, the Ponyta. Riding the fire horse, the trip to the Pokecenter
went quickly, and soon the two companions were reunited. "How did you miss
the flight?" Becky demanded.
"My parents got me a new pokegear for Christmas." Travis explained. "But
mom set the time wrong. By the time I got to the airport on Valencia, I was
an hour to late. I tried to call, but I guess you were already in the air
and I couldn't connect."
"New Pokegear?" Becky asked
"Oh yeah. The latest thing." Travis replied, pulling out a blue pokegear
from his backpack. "Look at this thing! It has an expanded radio card, a
video screen for the phone function, more memory for phone numbers, the
very latest pokedex, and this..." He went on now pulling a small tray out
of the bottom. "A Pokemon transfer system! Now we don't have to find a
pokecenter just to transfer pokemon. This thing is like a miniature
version of the public phones in the pokecenter." Looking closer, Becky saw
that the tray Travis had pulled out held an indention that a pokeball would
just fit into.
"Man, that thing IS state of the art." Becky admired. "It must have set
your folks back a bundle!"
"They said it wasn't to bad, actually." Travis replied. "I told them it was
to much, After all, I hadn't had the old pokegear that long. But they said
that the cost was well worth it in order for them to actually see me
whenever we talked, to make sure I was all right. The only trouble is that
now my number is different. I've already called Ivy and Robert. Those were
the only two numbers I have in memory. But you need to update my new number
in your pokegear."
Travis gave her the new number, and Becky entered it into her pokegear.
With that done, Travis asked, "How was your Christmas? Get any good loot of
"I did ok." Becky confided. "A ton of new clothes. Mom is always trying to
get me to dress more girlie, but this time she got me some clothes that I
actually wouldn't mind wearing. But the best thing is this!" Becky went on
pulling a round object out of her backpack and handing it proudly to Travis
for him to inspct.
"Is this...?" Travis began, looking closely at the object. "A Lucky Egg?
Wow! These things are really rare! How did they find one?" He asked handing
it carefully back to her.
"Dad caught a Chansey for our pokecenter's Nurse Joy, and this came with
it." Becky explained. "Nurse Joy didn't mind dad keeping it, so he gave it
"How dd the folks react to you winning the Whirl Cup?" Travis asked
"They were really proud." Becky answered with a blush. "Dad even moved the
Sacred Bowling trophy to make room on the mantle. He even said he would
take his trophy down when I win the Johto League!" She went on with a
"Well then, we better start making plans to have that happen." Travis
replied with an answering smile of his own. "Speaking of which, what are
our plans now?"
"First we challenge Chuck for a gym badge here." Becky replied. "From here,
we can go to Olvine and challenge Jasmine. Along the way, I Want to train
up this Unown of mine." Travis gave her a sharp look at that, but didn't
reply "Tomorrow, I will challenge Chuck, and you can challenge him the day
"Sounds like you are eager." Travis commented. "If we are going to be here
for a few days, we better arrange for a room."
"Then we can go down to the beach and get some training in." Becky stated.
"I want my pokemon to be in top form to take on Chuck. Can't have my
fighters making any sloppy moves during THAT match. I could lose my
As the companions entered the pokecenter to register a room, Travis stated.
"It was good to get back home for the holiday, but I am glad we are back on
our Journey. After the years we have spent training, it will be good to
challenge for badges."
"And good to make new friends and visit with old ones." Becky agreed. Then,
with a mischievous glint to her eye, she added. "Like when we challenge
Chuck, I am sure you will get a chance to catch up with Belle!"
"Actually, I am looking forward to it." Travis stated. "She came on a
little strong in Scarlet, and I didn't know how to react. It seemed so out
of character. She really isn't the shy girl we used to know. But I think
that maybe her coming on that strong was more bluster than anything. So
next time, maybe I will call her bluff."
"What if she isn't bluffing?" Becky asked amused.
"Well, I am a guy." Travis stated. "And there are worse fates than being
hit on by a pretty girl. Could be I'll see how far she wants to take
things. Maybe I will get lucky!" Travis added with an exaggerated lecherous
tone and a waggle of his eyebrows.
"Ha!" Becky replied. "You wouldn't know what to do if you did get lucky."
"You would be surprised." Travis said with an air of mystery. "Remember
Cassandra? We met her in that little town north of Olvine. She showed me
some things that I would very much like to try again."
"Cassandra?" Becky asked trying to think of who Travis meant. Then she
remembered the girl. An earthy farm girl type, very pretty. And Travis HAD
disappeared with her for several hours. "Cassandra? You....her...she...What
things?" Becky demanded.
"Your still to young to know." Travis replied, enjoying the air of mystery
and the effect it was having. "You will find out when you are older. For
now, we better secure the room." And with that, the purple haired teen left
Becky Fuming and went to the check in desk.
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