From: "William Rendfeld" <warendfeld@aol.com> Subject: Re: [PW!] Rustboro Regrouping Date: Saturday, April 17, 2004 10:32 PM >"This was *for Kitsu*!" Aerie sighed, spreading her hands. "Anything's >easy with the right focus." > >"No is just matter of focus, Aerie. Is matter of...wait. Focus as in >more important life death?" > >"Uh-huh!" Aerie smiled. > >Mimic sweatdropped. "Aerie potentially willing sacrifice own life just >make Kitsu happy?!?" > >Even Kitsu blanched at that. "Aerie...you didn't tell me..." > >The girl shook her head. "Don't worry about it. I only would've been >in trouble if someone'd attacked us while I was making it. Or...well, >okay, maaaybe I would've forgotten to breathe or something, but that >didn't happen. Anyway, now that I've memorized the form, I can go back >to it any time. And I'll keep working on it to make it better!" > Alex gave the new, fully-human Kitsu the once-over, and asked, "So, were you purposely going for a Rally Cheyenne look?" Aerie and Kitsu both gave Alex a hard look and asked, "Who?" "Character from an Animé I watch," Alex explained. "Anywho, are you two going to be going with Aerie and Cass, or am I heading to Dewford all by my lonesome?" "We're still thinking that over," Kitsu replied. "Well, either way's fine with me," Cass chipped in. "I'm no fighter, not like you guys or Alex. Speaking of, what is it that happened?" "It's kinda complicated," Alex admitted. "Alex was attacked by someone who may know about her heritage," Jeff explained. Cass's eyes widened with surprise before she turned to her younger sibling and asked, "Who else have you told?" Alex sighed, "Aerie, Bob and Ben all know by now too. Maybe Aerie's dad, maybe Mimic, and maybe Carol assuming she's kept a close watch on whoever's after me." "Mimic not sure what Alex mean," Mimic admitted. "Know Alex have telepathy, not much beyond that." "You may as well tell everyone else, Alex," Aerie noted. "I mean, you can't keep it secret forever." Alex took a glimpse to her sister, who shrugged and said, "You may as well. Not like anyone wouldn't believe you." "All right," Alex admitted. She turned to face the rest of the party and said, "I'm an alien." With the exception of those that already knew, those gathered turned to her in disbelief. "I'm sorry, you're a what?" Derek asked. "An alien," Alex replied. "An extraterrestrial, a being from another world." There was silence for a couple of seconds before Nori asked, "Not to raise the ire of any psychics or anything, but when was the last time you had any medication." "Cham me medi," Chan piped up at last. #You said it,# Raffy replied. #The alien chick ain't lying. At least, she doesn't think she is.# Nori raised an eyebrow, prompting Rubix to translate, "Alex isn't lying according to the Medicham. She's telling the truth. Me, I don't believe her, but I can't exactly disagree with a Psychic-type." "Rubix right," Mimic noted. "Alex not lying." Nori looked at Alex, then asked again, "Open minded, eh?" "This is a bit hypocritical, I admit," Alex admitted. "Still, if I'd told someone, they'd call me crazy." "Excepting family," Cass noted. "And those of us a bit above the norm to begin with," Bob noted, Aerie nodding in agreement. "And those who really didn't have much of a problem with it to begin with," Ben added. "And it isn't all perks, trust me," Alex assured her associates. "That brings me to earlier today. Cass, I was attacked by a Tentacruel and a Donphan, both wearing Metal Coats." "But why...?" Cass asked. "Of course. Steel-types are strong against psychics, and your telepathy would be blocked. But who would be after you?" "That's what I'm worried about," Alex admitted. She turned to the rest of the group and said, "I don't want anyone getting hurt because of something that happens to me. If need be, I'll go to Dewford alone." TBC? William Rendfeld Creator of Echowarrior and Alex Masters 178,000 Excellent Author Points 1 'I knew odd pokefacts that confused a bread crumb' point. 20 Y2Tech Points