From: "William Rendfeld" <warendfeld@aol.com> Subject: Re: [PW!] No Dying Now Date: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 7:59 PM >Since Alex is understandably preoccupied with her thoughts about the >rescue plan, she doesn't notice Nori walking beside her Pokemon, even >though she subconsciously knows that she's there. As a result, she is >somewhat surprised when, after a twenty minute walk, the spiny haired >Trainer follows her into the Pokemon Center. "Um..?" > >"I'm with him." Nori responds, pointing to the Murkrow, as if that >explains everything. > Alex looked at the shorter trainer before her in surprise, then figured things out for herself. "Nori, right?" Nori blinked, then asked, "How...?" "You were battling alongside my half-sister earlier," Alex explained. "She and I really don't keep secrets. Besides, no real reason to keep the pseudonym now that the tournament's over." She offered a hand and said, "Alex Masters. It's a pleasure." "Likewise," Nori replied, taking Alex's hand. The two briefly shook, just long enough for Alex to determine that she couldn't scan Nori; Dark-type vibes, albeit nowhere near Trent's level, were coming out of her. "Thanks for keeping an eye out on the guys, by the way. Cass and I both appreciate it." "It wasn't a big deal," Nori replied. "If you don't mind me asking, how'd you come across a talking Murkrow?" "We kinda ran into each other," Alex admitted. "He literally fell on my head. My own fault." "I'm not complaining about it," ShadowWarrior replied. He added to Nori, "Alex is a good kid, admits to her own shortcomings easily. You two would probably get along just fine." "Perhaps," Nori noted. "<Save of course for her apparent dislike towards psychics, a category which Alex mostly falls into,>" Surtur noted. Nori raised an eyebrow, and Alex quickly translated, "Surtur was bringing up the fact that you aren't a big fan of psychics. Can't really blame you, considering the general reputation. Sabrina's past actions haven't exactly warmed the common man up to psychics." Nori's eyes widened, and she asked, "You can understand him?" "I've been with Surtur for a good chunk of my life," Alex replied. "I figured learning to decipher his language would be easier than him learning mine. Besides, I didn't want to force him to do something that he didn't want to do." "<If only Cass could figure out our speech,>" Nosedive lamented. Alex smirked, having figured out Nosedive's language as well a while ago. Returning her attention to Nori, she asked, "Anyway, I'm pretty much going to be around here on the searching for any sign of Smasher with a few others, and we're going to need as much help as we can get. Would you be interested in lending a hand?" With a small glance to Set, Alex pointed out, "I'm willing to bet your Natu friend could seriously give us a hand." TBC? >[NS: William, I'll let you take it from here. I'm hoping that I >didn't get Alex and her Pokemon too far out of character in my >advanced stages of sleep deprivation.] [NS: They sound okay to me, Surtur especially. I just hope that I did Nori justice. I'll leave it up to you to have Nori as part of the search or not.] William Rendfeld Creator of Echowarrior, the Pokémon Resistance, and Alex Masters 178,000 Excellent Author Points 1 'I knew odd pokefacts that confused a bread crumb' point. 20 Y2Tech Points