From: Adrian Tymes ( Subject: Re: [PW] Back to the Present Newsgroups: Date: 2003-10-03 22:57:04 PST Clayton wrote: > "That was ..." Liza started > "...amazing" Tate finished. > > Bob scratched the back of his head nervously. You could almost see the > Sleep Powder dandruff falling from the breeder's head out of nervousness. > Turning to the obscenly powerful Gym leader, Bob put on a highly irritated > expression, despite his curiousity. > > "No offense, but was there a particular reason that this little display > took place?" Bob said appearing pissed off. Aay had mixed feelings about > the mock anger, and Sabrina saw through most of it in all of two seconds. > "Cause for some strange reason, I highly doubt it was a case of 'Humiliate > the Twins'." he continued looking to the still somewhat shocked Gym Leader > duo. All emotion disappeared from Sabrina's face. "Yes. There were several reasons. Unfortunately, it would take too long to explain most of them, but I can explain one of great relevance to you." She lowered her head. "I apologize for having to use you as tools, but I sense a large migration of people and pokemon from Hohto and Kanto to Hoenn in the near future. Team Aqua and Team Magma, the local equivalents of Team Rocket, need to be deterred from preying on the immigrants. Videotapes of your...performance are already en route to their headquarters." Liza and Kate looked towards the ceiling. "Do not bother. I dismantled the spying equipment, and the spies, once their purpose was surved." Sabrina's eyes glowed. "Bob. Mimic. Your recent pursuer was but a warm up to the tests that the two Teams are likely to throw your way, as representatives of our homes. It would improve your chances if you teamed up with him. You may also wish to know that several of the shiny unown you seek have made their way to Hoenn, and that the two Teams are now battling over one of them." "Sabrina say more than one purpose. Mimic wondering if Sabrina predict gym leader pokemon trajectory?" Sabrina smiled. "Yes, I foresaw that too. They made quite an impression out front - and this gym needed a sign like that." Lunatone and Solrock came floating back in past Sabrina as she said that, shaking off pebbles of the rock they had briefly been embedded in. Bob opened his mouth, question on the tip of his tongue...then closed it again. "Umm, no, nevermind. I probably don't want to know the answer." "No. You don't." Bob frowned. "Stop that!" Sabrina chuckled. "What, reading your mind? I don't have to be a psychic to know some things." "You weren't?" Bob scratched behind his head again. "Ah, sorr-" "You'll find many of Team Aqua's and Team Magma's former bases quite close to each other. The cave near Lilycove might hold some clues to their present location and activities." "..." "No, I'm not telling if I read that question from your mind." "Sabrina no read from Bob's mind," the ditto interjected. "Read from Mimic's." "And how would you know that?" Sabrina leered at Mimic, daring him to say it. "Sabrina read Mimic's mind, Mimic read Sabrina's mind. Surprised let Mimic. Professional courtesy?" "You're not a professional." "Amateur courtesy?" "Are you saying I'm an amateur?" "" "Oh, so I was paid to be born with and practically raised by my talent?" The smile on Sabrina's face and in her voice did nothing to reassure Bob, who grabbed Mimic's arm. "Let's get out of here while we can." TBC?