From: Bandraptor (email@example.com)
Subject: Re: [PW!] Sub Plot
Date: 2003-11-21 17:42:23 PST
> Later, 'garados' poped his scaly head above the water, next to a seculed
> rockface with an entrance carved into it. As the dragon surfaced, the
> airbubble on its back plopped as it met the air; the two trainers
> climbed off, and mimic changed form, to a large zigzagoon. The trio
> walked into the cave entrance, ben looking around still with a
> suspicious look on his face.
> Watching from above, a man commented, "looks like we've got company -
> he's fallen for the bait, and brought some friends too." He and two
> others absailed down the cliff and followed them into the cave.
Led by Mimic, Ben and Sapphire descend a stone stairwell into the
lower level of the cave. Gradually, the terrain begins to change, with
the rocky walls and floors being replaced by beige plaster and blue
tile. Soon, the group finds themselves at the bottom of the
staircase, inside a large, dimly lit room that is filled wall-to-wall
with beat up machinery and old computer equipment.
Filly the Torchic hops down from Sapphire's shoulder, and toddles over
to one of the machines, eager to investigate. There is a loud clatter
as an Electrode rolls out from underneath the equipment, ready to
Ben commands the Mawile that's hidden inside his baggy jeans,
"Astonish!" The Steel Pokemon leaps out into the open, growling
rabidly, and gnashing its true set of fangs. The Electrode Flinches at
the sight, sweatdrops, and uses its Swift technique to roll away as
quickly as possible.
"This place is dangerous!" Sapphire exclaims, scooping the shaken
Filly into his arms.
Ben rolls down his pants leg, concealing the Mawile once more. "New
Mauville was originally designed to be a major power plant, but the
generator was shut down a few years ago. Electric Pokemon have overrun
the place since then."
"And you were planning to tell us this...when?" Sapphire demands.
"Mimic suspect New Mauville overrun only after Team Magma make it
home," the brown Zigzagoon surmises, "Electrode make cheap security
system, keep most trespassers at bay. Team Magma likely train bomb
balls themselves, station here as guards. Mimic believe Team Rocket
use similar tactic protect Johto base."
Sapphire looks at his feet, realizing that he should have anticipated
such an obvious booby trap, particularly since he used to work at the
base that Mimic is referring to. He walks over to one of the
computers, and turns it on, hoping that a map of the Electrodes'
locations might be stored somewhere on the hard drive. "Hrrmmm," he
mutters, flipping through the files, "plan nine."
Ben joins Sapphire in front of the monitor. "Plan nine? What's
"A Unix clone." Sapphire gestures to the screen. Since Ben is
focussing on the computer, he does not see Raksha the Houndoom as she
darts around a corner, and into the next room, determined to carry out
her master's numerical command, which calls for reconnaissance.
A female Team Magma grunt is standing at the top of the staircase,
listening in on Mimic, Ben, and Sapphire. She pulls one Pokeball from
her belt, smirking, "Heh, Electrodes are the least of their
worries--come on, let's get 'em!"
One of the male Magmas who's standing beside her immediately starts
down the flight of stairs, while the other one hangs back, with a look
of terror on his face. He begs the female, "Can't we just let the
Electrodes handle them?" The female Magma grabs her partner by the
hood of his uniform, and drags him down the stairs, even as he
protests, "But what if they fight back?"
Pokemon o ubatte kanemouke!
Pokemon o tsukatte kanemouke!
Subete no Pokemon wa Roketto Dan no tame ni!