Subject: [PW!] See ya, Cianwood!
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 09:12:21 GMT
Organization: AT&T Worldnet
Belle blinks. She faces the people and Pokemon standing before her, and
they all seem to be staring at her. Not intimidated, she stares right
back at the following people gathered in the Cianwood City Pokemon
Mimic, a Ditto currently in human form who is supposedly a good friend
of Belle's, but who isn't acting like it.
Travis, a cute guy who Belle believes wants to take advantage of her.
Becky, a spunky girl who Belle strongly dislikes, partly due to her good
relationship with Travis.
Blazer, Belle's Cyndaquil, who is seems happy to be free from his Fast
Yolei and Lynkeru, two people Belle barely recognizes who entered the
Center what seems like moments ago. Standing between these two is a
Psyduck who's sipping on a slushee and two shiny Unown, a P-shaped one
and a Y-shaped one, who are spinning over the Psyduck's head.
Belle can't take the blank stares any longer, so she snaps and shouts,
"What're y'all lookin' at me for?! It seems like you've all been starin'
at me like that for hours... or even days! Someone say somethin' or do
somethin'! Anythin' but stare at me!"
Suddenly, the Pokemon Center's glass doors shatter.
Belle smiles, "That's better."
A familiar man in a black outfit and a Sandslash step over the shards of
glass on the floor, entering the Pokemon Center.
Belle frowns, "...that's not."
"Finally! Damn door." The man in the black outfit comments, reaching for
his gun, "It was even stronger than the one at the Gym, which is weird
considering this one was made of glass."
Yolei recognizes the voice - it belongs to Trent Retwin, the man who
tried to kill her during the Whirl Cup Competition. She immediately
whispers to Lynkeru that she should hide the Unown floating beside her
and follow her out through the Center's back door.
"Slash!" The Sandslash points at the two shiny Unown floating over the
Psyduck's head, seconds before they are absorbed into their Pokeballs.
"What is it, Ashura?" Trent waves his gun, "Can't you see I'm busy here?
Those idiots at the Gym had no idea who Roxie was, but someone here
might." He looks over at where Ashura is pointing, but sees nothing
"I don't know who you are, but I don't allow..." The Nurse Joy behind
the counter begins, but Trent aims his gun at her head and pulls the
Belle screams and ducks when she hears the gunshot, while Becky starts
to assume a fighting position to disarm Trent.
However, before Becky finishes assuming her position, both the bullet
that's shot out of Trent's gun, as well as Trent and Ashura, freeze in
time and space.
"What happened?" Travis asks, surprisingly calm considering the
Mimic answers Travis' query, "Mimic spend much time with shiny Unown.
Know some shiny Unown tricks." Since everyone in the Pokemon Center has
turned to look at him, Mimic reveals an opened black Pokeball he's
holding in one hand and points at the ceiling with his other. Hovering
above where Trent is standing are two W-shaped shiny Unown. "Mimic think
fast - release Dbu then form mental link. Mimic suggest use double skill
to multiply time freeze effect then time freeze Trent, Ashura, and
bullet. Not last long, but long enough for Joy get out harm way."
"...I don't get you, Mimic." Belle puts her hands on her hips, "First
you hire Trent to do your dirty work, then you stop him from doin' it?!
If he was about to shoot Nurse Joy for no reason, I'm scared of what he
might've done at the Cianwood Gym. I'm goin' over there right now to
make sure everyone's okay... and don't bother followin' me, Travis - I
can tell you and Becky are on Mimic's side, so I don't wanna have
anythin' to do with either of you!" Belle recalls her Cyndaquil into his
Fast Ball and marches out of the Pokemon Center.
On her way to the Cianwood City Gym, Belle spots Yolei, Lynkeru, and the
Psyduck from the Pokemon Center heading in the same direction as her.
As she approaches them on her jog to the Center, Belle overhears Yolei
asking Lynkeru, "When did our Unown come out of their Pokeballs, anyhow?
Weren't they in there when we entered the Center?"
"I don't know. Maybe they sensed danger and came out to protect us?"
Lynkeru muses, "What do you think, Indi? You're usually pretty good at
spotting unseen danger." A tiny twinkling orb of light floating next to
Lynkeru, whom Belle had overlooked in the Pokemon Center, says something
only Lynkeru can hear. "Yeah, it was probably that."
Yolei frowns, "But if that's the case, who were they protecting us from?
Trent, or someone... or some THING... else?"
"More pressscious Unownsss!" A thin, deranged, half-naked kid wearing
only Shorts leaps out from in-between two buildings, pinning Lynkeru to
the ground with his bare hands, "Don't think we didn't sssseesss them in
our mind eye! They may have frozen the Pokemon Center in time and
sssspace, but we knewsss it wasss jussssst a matter of time before the
pressssciousesss would be free again! Free for the Shortses to get! They
freezesss it once, they freezesss it twice, but now they're powerlessss
to sssstop the asssimilation processsssss!" Without opening the
Pokeballs on Lynkeru's person, he snatches them away from her and starts
racing away from Yolei, Lynkeru, and the Psyduck on all fours.
Belle freaks out upon seeing the demented child once again as he
approaches her with an evil grin on his face. However, instead of
leaping on her, he simply runs right between her legs, fleeing Yolei and
Lynkeru, who are now in hot pursuit. Belle steps out of the way as the
bespectacled girl and the Gerudo, who now has her swords drawn, chase
after the Shorts Kid.
Belle starts running, instead of jogging, towards the Gym. Once she gets
there, she sees a woman who looks somewhat familiar sitting in the Gym's
garden, tending to the flowers, but she doesn't know where she's seen
the woman before. "Hey, who're you? Are you a friend of Chuck's wife? Do
you know if everyone in the Gym's okay?"
When the woman turns to face Belle, she has a giant smile on her face,
"Sarah! You're finally free from the spell of the Unown! I've been
waitin' two weeks here for you!" She stands up and runs to embrace the
"Spell of the Unown?" Belle asks, not pulling away from the woman's
embrace but very confused as to why the woman's hugging her, "I didn't
ask if you were waitin' for me. I asked if everyone in the Gym was okay.
A person named Trent stopped by here moments ago..."
"That was last month, dear." The woman kisses Belle on her forehead, "I
hadn't even arrived at the Gym yet, but I heard about it in the time
I've stayed here. Yes, everyone's okay, but we've gotta get out of here
- all sorts of weird things have been happenin' in this City lately. For
example, you've been stuck in the Pokemon Center for weeks without
movin' along with some other people and all I could do was look through
the glass doors and wait for you to thaw. I knew you'd thaw eventually
since somethin' just like this happened in the Violet City Pokemon
Center last year and the people that were stuck in that Center were
okay. I'm just so happy you're finally back! I've missed you so much!"
"...wait, wait, wait. I'm confused." Belle rubs her temples, "And you
still haven't answered the first question I asked. Who're you?"
"You really don't recognize me, Sarah?" The woman runs her fingers
through Belle's long blonde hair, "I heard you had amnesia from Chuck
and Nurse Wendy, but I thought you'd at least recognize your own ma."
Belle squints her eyes, trying to place the woman's face, "You're... my
mother? How did you find me?"
Belle's mother explains, "We don't have televisions at our farm, but
some of our neighbors do, and when Farmer Frank saw you on the Whirl
Cup, he told us about it. He said you were representin' the Cianwood
Gym, so your uncle, your brother, and I came here to look for you. When
we saw the condition you were in and found out it could be months before
you thawed, Bob, your uncle, and Teddy, your brother, went back home to
take care of the farm. They took the belongings of yours we claimed from
the Cianwood Hospital with them. I stayed here to wait for you until
today, and all my waiting has finally paid off! Let's hurry home, Sarah
- I caught an Abra on the way over that'll help us get back home
quickly. Nurse Wendy thinks it's best for you to spend some time at
home, since you might remember your past faster if you're among family."
"But... but..." Belle is overwhelmed by all the information, "Can I at
least say good-bye to Master Chuck and his students?"
"Of course, Sarah!" Belle's mother leads Belle into the Cianwood City
Gym, her arm around Belle's back. Chuck, his wife, and his students are
sitting at the Dining Room Table, having dinner. When they see Belle,
many of them start murmuring amongst themselves.
Chuck stands up with a big smile on his face, happy to see his female
student back in his Gym. "Hi, Belle, I see you've met up with your mom!"
Seeing mother and daughter standing next to each other, tears start
streaming down the large man's face as he exclaims, "Oh, it's such a
beautiful reunion!" He wipes away the tears and says, "...we're gonna
miss you, Belle. Be sure to come back some day to finish your training!"
"I'll try to, Chuck..." Belle smiles and reverently bows at her teacher,
"Thanks for teachin' me all you did in the short time I was here."
Once farewells are issued from the students sitting at the table,
including a very happy one from Timmy and a very sad one from Chuck's
wife, Belle's mom pulls out a Pokeball and releases the Abra she caught
Belle grabs one of the Abra's hands with one of her hands and waves
farewell with her free hand as her mom grabs the Abra's other hand. "See
ya, Cianwood!" Belle says seconds before her mother commands, "Abra,
Teleport to Violet City!" Belle, her mother, and the Abra disappear.
-Belle (( NS: I'm putting Belle on hiatus for a while. ))