Subject: Re: [PW] Night of the Lycanpokes Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 16:19:36 GMT From: "Amber Foxwing" <> Reply-To: "Amber Foxwing" <> Organization: Cox Communications Newsgroups: Meanwhile, back outside... Keaton had broken free of Bob's vines in a fury. He backlashed with his hind-hooves and sent the boy sprawling. Then, unable to dicipher a plan, the bull began to jump up at the pair in the tree, snapping. "D-Do bulls commonly do that?" Amber stumbled, trying to stay away from Keaton. "Not typically, but Keaton has some human instincts," Jason replied, hoping that was true. "Maybe he'll remember us as his friends?" Suddenly Amber felt her pantleg pull and she was swept off the branch with a shriek. Jason grabbed a hold of her wrists and tried to pull her back up, but Keaton's brute Strength yanked her from him. Keaton tossed Amber on the ground. Jason jumped out of the tree and onto Keaton's head, using it as a springboard. Keaton did not like this. Keaton "maaawed" and backed away. Jason sighed in relief and helped Amber up. In a flash, Keaton was charging the offending male. Jason tried to run, and Amber tried to help him, but Keaton caught up and slammed him into the wall. Keaton kept pushing closer, until Jason cried out in pain. He felt his ribs straining. Amber was beating Keaton with her fists, trying to get him to stop, but the bull ignored the girl and finally let Jason go. He slumped to the ground, unable to move. Keaton then got behind Amber and herded her away, keeping her away from the opposing male. He left her with Aerie and Alexz. Then he herded Bob over towards Jason, and did the same with Mimic, Karl, and Solo when they came out of the house to see what was going on. Amber, however, refused to stay put. She remembered one of her powers as a dark pokemon and melted into the shadows. Using advantage of the light and dark, she snuck carefully over to the group of boys. She made sure to stop when Keaton turned around, wondering why the girl's group didn't feel right. She finally reached Jason and shook him gently. He made an effort to raise his head and saw a shadowed figure next to him. He could tell by gut instinct that it was Amber and not She-wolf. "Jase! Jason! Are you ok?" He sighed in relief. He was afraid that Keaton might have hurt her. "Yeah," he lied. "I'm fine. Don't worry." She bit her lip and shook her head. "I think you're lying." "Heh. I guess you found me out. Clever girl..." He coughed briefly, massaging his bruised (or worse?) ribs. Suddenly Keaton was standing over them, glaring daggers. He snorted dangerously and narrowed his eyes at Amber. She wasn't usually frightened so easily, but he was so big and intimidating, she couldn't fight back. He growled in a bullish sort of way and stomped the ground. "Go with him," Jason whispered. "He's too strong. I'll be ok; just go!" Amber, ever obedient, gave Jason one last hug and hurried back to the group of girls. Keaton gave a warning look to Jason and stalked back. TBC