From: Bandraptor (email@example.com)
Subject: [PW!] [SC] When the Cat's Away, the Mice Will Play
Date: 2003-12-18 03:36:02 PST
Sting the Tentacool and Avalanche the Tyranitar are lying in the lush
green grasses that grow along the outskirts of Silver Town. The sky
is cloudless and blue, the breeze is gentle and warm. It is a perfect
day for lying on one's back, and doing nothing at all. Actually, in
Sting and Avalanche's opinion, any day is a good day for lying on
their backs and doing nothing at all--for you see, Sting and Avalanche
are normally very busy creatures. They are both members of an elite
organization. A covert organization. An organization dedicated to
evil using Pokemon!
No, not *that* organization.
Sting and Avalanche are members of the Fraternal Order of
Disenfranchised Pocket Monsters, also known as The Brotherhood of Evil
Pokemon. They think of themselves as a community outreach group.
They do not limit themselves to any one particular community, either.
They are quite mobile, and they try to spread their resources evenly
across Johto. Once they find a community that is to their liking,
they commence the process of outreach. They mooch off the community.
They swindle the community. They generally succeed in annoying the
community. Once they are forcibly ejected from the community, they
move on to another town, and begin the process anew. It is a busy
life. That is why Sting and Avalanche are particularly appreciative
of lazy days such as this one.
"Cool..." Sting burbles in his nearly unintelligible native tongue,
" tent "
Avalanche responds, "Grrraaaan. " The large Tyranitar
closes his eyes, interested only in soaking up the sun's rays.
" tenta!" Sting snaps. " coolta tent tent tentcool " Sting pulls himself up high on his two tentacles, then
hobbles over to Avalanche, and gives him a sharp kick. "
Avalanche asks, ""
Sting explains, " tent cooltas."
Avalanche says, ""
" 'Cool." Sting motions to Avalanche with his
tentacles, " coolta coolta "
Avalanche thinks it's pretty stupid to waste time attempting to
improve the one statistic that is naturally low in his species,
especially when the rest of his stats are quite phenomenal. He points
" COOL, " Sting snaps, " cool coolta coolta tentas "
Avalanche says, ""
" coolta "
"" Sting explains, " coolta tent, coolta coolta tentas,
Avalanche screws up his face in thought, still trying to remember when
he may have battled a Hitmonlee. Although he can't remember such a
fight, he's fairly certain that he's never fainted during a battle.
He turns to Sting, and says firmly, ""
Sting scowls, ""
The two of them begin walking towards the nearest volcano. Since
Avalanche and Sting are both casual followers of Japanese animation,
they know that active volcanoes make for excellent training grounds!
Tall cliffs positioned close to the ocean are also acceptable, but
volcanoes are preferable. Fortunately, there is one nearby. They are
about to scale the craggy mountain, when Avalanche trips. Noticing a
black box buried in the ground at the Tyranitar's feet, Sting
hurriedly picks it up.
"Grraaan," Avalanche appears pensive, ""
Sting doesn't stop to wonder why Avalanche is acting so horribly out
of character, since Avalanche is a Pokemon, and it's common for
Pokemon to have indistinct personalities. "Tent cool.
Sting opens the box, certain that it will contain the data for a very
rare move, like Aeroblast, or possibly even Sacred Fire.
Unfortunately, as he is about to find out, not all black boxes are
TMs. Some black boxes contain gunpowder. Some black boxes are bombs!
The Tentacool and the Tyranitar are enveloped in a cloud of smoke, as
the explosive device detonates.
"Mwa, ha, ha!" Two flashy-looking Team Rocket members and one talking
Meowth leap out from behind a boulder to laugh at Sting and
Avalanche's plight. They do little else. Jessie and James' witty
banter is difficult to write! Bored by the Rockets' lame cameo,
Avalanche and Sting dust themselves off, and continue on their way up
As the pair of Pokemon disappears into the distance, Jessie complains,
"We never play a meaningful role in these Tournament storylines."
Avalanche slowly nears the volcano's peak, stepping cautiously along
the crumbling layer of ash that lines the surface of the mountain.
Finally, his feet touch solid rock--the rim of the volcano. Avalanche
and Sting both look down at the boiling lake of bright red lava that
stretches out beneath them. Conveniently enough, there are many
Tyranitar-sized stepping stones floating in the lava.
"" Sting orders, " cool "
Avalanche is confused by the acronym, ""
"" Sting smacks him. ""
"" Avalanche sniffs the air. ""
At that exact moment, the two Pokemon both asphyxiate, and tumble down
* * *
Meanwhile, off at the Whirl Islands, Cappie encounters a Lugia.
Nothing exciting happens.