Subject: [PW!] Comics and Creatures Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 17:48:58 GMT From: Worry <> Organization: RoadRunner - Triad Newsgroups: Travis had no sooner hung up after talking with his new friend Robert when his Pokegear rang again. Eyes widening in surprise, he punched the accept button and saw Professor Ivy's concerned face fill the tiny screen. "Travis! So good to see you." The Pokemon professor stated, her laid back voice filled with relief. "Hello, Ivy. How are things?" Travis asked calmly. "I've been trying to get in torch with you for two weeks. I was told you were in Cianwood. But every time I tried to call, I got a not in service message. What is going on?" Ivy replied. "Oh, sorry." Travis said unconcerned. "I got mixed up with some of those shiny unknown. Apparently I was frozen in time for a little over a month. What did you need to talk to me about?" "I see." Ivy answered returning to her normal dull tone. "Actually, I have need of your talents. I have a large favor to ask." "Favor?" Travis prompted. "Indeed. I have been in contact with a friend of mine in the Hoenn region named Birch. he and I have set up a Pokemon exchange program to study Pokemon from each other's regions. But he has sent me a young Pokemon that I can't make heads nor tails of. He tells me that it is a newly hatched baby. I was wondering if you would mind taking it on as a member of your team. You can't use it to battle in the league games, but I am hoping that you can find out some information on it for me. it has no trainer of record, so as soon as I send it to you it will be your Pokemon." Ivy explained "Are you sure that will be alright with that Birch guy?" Travis asked. Though he sounded as he always did, his curiosity was up. he had heard of a lot of strange Pokemon that he had never seen before, and was eager for the chance to met one in person. "I have spoken with him about it, and he has no objections." Ivy responded. "Then i would be happy to have it." Travis stated. "Will I need to send a member of my team back?" He asked trying to decided what Pokemon he could do without. "Actually, no." Ivy replied. "I have talked with the League officials, and they have agreed, as long as you don't use it to battle other trainers, or in league competition, then this Pokemon wont count to your six member limit. Just set an empty pokeball up and I will send it directly." Travis quickly pulled out the tray at the bottom of his Pokegear. Taking an empty pokeball out of the pouch on his back pack, he set it into the slight indention in the tray and waited. A moment later, the ball disappeared and reappeared a moment later with a ding. Travis took the now occupied ball off the tray and eagerly released the Pokemon he had been sent. His eyes widened at what came out. It was a very small Pokemon. Standing at just under two feet tall, it looked around at it's new surroundings through eyes that looked like two light blue square cut sapphires. Other gems looked like they were embedded on its stomach and back. It's skin was the same color purple as Travis's hair. It had two arms and legs, and looked for all the world like a purple human child. Turning to look at it's new trainer, the Pokemon suddenly jumped right into Travis's arms. Travis caught it and noted that it weighed about twenty pounds. It felt insubstantial. "Is this a Ghastly evolution?" Travis asked Ivy on his Pokegear. "No, as far as Birch and I can tell, it is a single stage Pokemon." Ivy answered. "It is called a Sableye. But like Ghastly, it is a ghost type. It also has a secondary type, Dark as well." "Sableye, huh?" Travis asked. Talking directly to the Pokemon he held like a child on his hip, he said, "Nice to meet you. My name is Travis." "Sable" The human shaped Pokemon replied amiably. Travis, with his ability to understand pokespeak, translated that as Hello. "Please take good care of it, and report anything that you find out about it to me." Ivy said. "I am interested in anything you can find out." "Will do." Travis responded. The teen winced as he disconnected the call and felt the Pokemon's claws digging into him as he shifted to hang the Pokegear on his belt. Travis took one of the creatures tiny hands into his own and examen it. The hand had three fingers and an opposable thumb, each came to a sharp point. "What it that?" The voice of Travis's traveling companion Becky rang out as she came out of the pokecenter. "Ivy called while you were inside. This little guy is a Pokemon from the Hoenn region. he is called a Sableye." Travis answered. "Sableye, this is Becky." He introduced. "Sable, Sableye." The ghost Pokemon addressed her politely. "Cute!" Becky declared leaning in for a closer look. "Pretty stones." She commented. "Eye sable sable eye." The Pokemon relied. "What did he say?" Becky asked. her eyes narrowed when she noticed that Travis was blushing slightly. "He said you have nice eyes." Travis lied. What the Pokemon had said was actually, "Nice rack, honey." needing to change the subject quickly, Travis said, "Robert called to. he is coming to Olivine for the Comic book convention. He wants to know if we are going." "Actually, I thought it would be fun." Becky answered. "You get to dress up as your favorite comic book character. I think I want to go." "Cool." Travis stated. "But I didn't think you were into comic books." "I haven't had the chance to keep up with them while we have been on the road, but I used to love to read them when I was at home." Becky said. "Of course, if we are going, then I will need to find a store and catch up on my favorites. Wont do to go into the convention wearing last year's costume!" Travis gave a slight smile as he said, "You will have to come up with something for me, too. I've never really been into comics. Other than Spider man and Superman, I don't know very many of the characters." "I have the perfect choice in mind." Becky stated mischievously. "Let's go find a shop. I'll see if I can find the book with the character you will be dressing up as." Travis recalled the Hoenn Pokemon into the pokeball and followed behind Becky with reservation. he hadn't liked the look she had. She was sure to come up with something interesting. Travis just hoped that whatever it was he could live down wearing... TBC? -- Worry's first SIG sig file ------------------------------------------------------------------ *"It takes a Worried man to sing a Worried song..." Kingston Trio* *And the award for the funniest line in a cartoon goes to Superman who remarked "Don't look at me, I just catch 'em!" after stopping a crane thrown by Bizzaro from crushing a wedding party.* Proud owner of 300 fake code points