From: "Adrian Tymes" <wingcat@pacbell.net> Subject: Re: [PW!] Eye of the Storm Date: Friday, September 17, 2004 12:17 AM Clayton wrote: > "Looks like Fortree is next then," Aerie declared. > > "Sounds like a plan. When do we go?" > > "Tomorrow." 24 hours later found Aerie in a funk. "I still can't believe I misread that." "The map was a little blurry right there," Kitsu reminded her. "And it was the color of applesauce." "Yeah, but *still*..." "Don't be that hard on yourself. Some of our party enjoyed it," Derek pointed out. Behind the trio, Keaton and Cass had synchronized while spitting sand from their mouths, and were now amusing themselves with an impromptu rap. "Yeah," Aerie sighed. "But I was really looking forward to all that dessert!" Her eyes grew large and sparkled in the sun as she wistfully gazed upon visions from her imagination. Derek wondered to himself just what pokemon she had copied that move from. "Anyway," Kitsu reminded them, "since we can't cross the desert, it looks like we'll have to go through Mauville." Derek nodded. "I wonder if we will encounter the other group there?" Aerie's eyes still sparkled. "I'd say it's fairly likely. They'll stop to get the Dynamo Badge." "But that won't take long. And then they have no further reason to stay." Aerie walked into - and instinctively became a ghost just long enough to go through - a tree. Derek gave her a glance. "I wonder if our companion heard your declaration of undying love just now?" Kitsu gave him a look, then saw Aerie. "You know, I don't think she did." "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" Kitsu grinned. "No, something a little more far fetched." Aerie shrank down into a certain feathered pokemon, otherwise still oblivious to the world. Derek raised an eyebrow. "Interesting." Kitsu looked back. "Hey, Cass? Do you still have that dress-up kit? I think it's time for our friend here to experience being cute for once." And so it was that they proceeded towards Mauville... TBC? [NS: Like I said, weak joke. But at least the writer's block is slightly cracked. ^_^;; ]