Subject: Re: [PW!] The SECOND Race Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 04:02:38 -0400 From: "Clayton" <redneckdadd@yahoo.com> Organization: Bell Sympatico Newsgroups: alt.games.nintendo.pokemon > "Pokemon, get ready!" the announcer said. Bob was in the audience with > Amber, Jason, Kurt, Solo, and Vixxen. He was watching the stall with his > Sandslash (or was it Sandshrew?) in it. (OOC: What does Bob look like?) (Ask questions, get answers. Look down a bit :) ) > Vixxen was rather silent, which was unusual for the active, raging Pikachu > girl. Her blonde hair laid over her back, covering most of the grey shirt > she wore. Jason, a 19 year old human, (which seem to be in short supply > these days, these full humans) was sitting next to Amber. He had black > spikes bleached blonde, was wearing a white shirt with a hawaiian shirt over > it and baggy blue jeans. Amber was a sneasle girl, with long, auburn hair, > and amber-colored eyes. She wore a white shirt with a blue plaide one over > it, and a pair of blue jeans. Solo, a rather clueless Meowth-boy, was next > to Vixxen. His hair was a light brown, and he wore simply a white shirt and > blue jeans. Kurt, another one of those rare, pure-bred humans, sat a bit > apart from every one else. He wore a black jacket over a red shirt, and > black pants. He had jet black spiked hair. > Finally Vixxen spoke up. She was speaking directly to Jason, but she didn't > turn around. > "You didn't tell me everything that happened when Amber was poisoned, did > you?" she asked. It was rather sudden, and suprised both Jason and Amber. It > apparently surprised Solo and Kurt as well. > "You were poisoned?!" they both said together. Amber ignored the question. Bob, who had crystal blue eyes and short, black hair with a blue, hooded shirt and hunter green pants on also noticed the outburst but was more focussed on the starting gate. His Sandshrew looked ready to race and win, and he was waiting to give him the racing instructions, despite the fact that they already discussed the race strategy. > A while back, Amber had been poisoned by a Charmander in a stretch of forest > separating Violet from Azalea. Vixxen had left to find something to help get > rid of the poison and while she was gone, Dharak, Amber's rival, showed up > and actually helped her. This was all Jason had told Vixxen, because there > was more. Bob was looking down at his own arms, rubbing them to keep them warm. He was recalling his own experience about being poisoned. The main difference was that he was a normal kid at the time and it was a Tentacool that did it. He would probably be dead by now if it wasn't for his Girafarig knowing Agility. When he woke up the next morning, there were these leaves up his arms and vines that came out of his wrist. Lucky for him, a good set of long sleeves and nobody is ever the wiser. He was also fiddling aroung with a pendant around his neck. It was a bit different in that it was a Miracle Seed that was there as opposed to a stone, but it looked good and served a purpose so there were no complaints. > Amber and Jason looked at each other nervously, their stomachs doing > arobics. They were both blushing furiously. (Is that aerobics or acrobatics?) > "Ah-HA!" Vixxen grinned. "I knew it!" > "Knew what?" said Solo. > "The way you both are always worried about each other, and you take offense > to jokes about the other one!" She briefly brushed the spot on her arm where > Jason had punched her earlier. Jason sank into his seat. > "And you're both blushing like it's going out of style!" she continued > taunting. "And when I found you guys when I came back, you were both wrapped > up in a blanket!" > "I was cold," was all Amber could mumble. > It clicked in Solo's mind. > "AH!!!! They had---" > "No!" Vixxen cut him off. "They're in LOOOOOOOOOVE!" > She laughed evilly. > Solo only looked at her strangely. "Really? I never would have guessed..." Bob finally snapped out of his own thoughts at the sound of the evil laughter. "I wouldn't have either. But in this world, I've learned that anything's possible" Bob said, still rubbing his arms. "True." Vixxen said, switching to an evil grin. "But why are you rubbing your arms like that? It's like 15 degrees out here. How could you be cold?" "I have no idea" Bob lied. He had an idea, but didn't wish to share it. "I haven't felt like this since my mother asked me to feed the Ice-types the last time I was home." he continued. "Well then, there's probably an Ice-type here." Vixxen mused. "Say, when you were home?" she asked. Bob looked around at everyone assembled. When he noticed Amber, it dawned on him. "Sneasels are also Ice-types. Mystery solved." Bob noted. Snapping back to the next question: "Huh? Oh, in March. Of course it was after a short stop at the Goldenrod Pokemon Center." He says, chuckling a bit nervously. Well, the trip WAS short ... to him, it was only long to those outside the Center. About then, the announcer was just about ready to start the race. Bob perked up at the sound of the announcer's voice as did everyone else. All the racing pokemon were assembled at the starting gate including Bob's Sandshrew, a Tauros, and five or six others. "On your mark ... ... Get set" "Sandshrew, Defense Curl." Bob said. A couple of other trainers were giving commands and words of encouragement to their pokemon. "GO!" "Rollout!" The Sandshrew was the slowest out of the starting gate, the Tauros being the fastest. However, the little Sandshrew quickly regained the lost ground. Now, at the front of the pack, there was a Sandshrew, Tauros, and a couple of other pokemon, while the rest were a little ways back. There was various cheering by varoius crowd members for all of the racers. And all of that prase and cheering was really adding to the atmosphere. Meanwhile, a Rapidash was hoofing it's way through the National Park at a blazing speed before coming to a full stop. The two riders, one male and one female, dismounted the fire horse but they were a bit too late to enter in this race. "You just HAD to battle Falkner. You KNEW there were racing going on today." the female one said. "Come on, let's just go join the others." the male one said. The three of them walked on towards the stands where everyone was watching the race. TBC ------- Clayton