From: "Clayton" <> Subject: Re: [PW!][SST] Unown Showdown (ATTN Tech Weaver) Date: Thursday, February 12, 2004 4:51 AM > > Ehm took a few seconds to think about it, then looked about. Seeing Jason > > coming form one direction while Lynkeru and Yuki were coming from a > > different direction. Deciding that a kid that liked his abilities and would > > probably let him do them often beat the to rapidly approaching alternatives, > > Ehm froze time for a couple of minutes. During that period, the Unown > > managed to pull two pokeballs form the kid's bag, put itself in one, while > > leaving the other on the ground, in sight, but not in a spot where it would > > get crushed. > > > > When time unfroze, there was a pokeball in Jeff's hands. The boy however, > > looked confused, but put the pokeball on his new belt. "But what kind of > > name go I geve something like that? And did I even get it?" > > > > Jeff's father thought about it, remembering something he used to watch > > a while ago when there were less pokemon to worry about. "Well son, > > if he did decide to do with you, how about Guyver?" He asked his > > son, remembering the show fondly. > > > > "Are you sure about that Dad?" > > > > "Trust me, it's a perfect name" Mike said. Pocus nodded. Even a fighter > > had to unwind sometimes. Plus it was a good show to learn improvising > > skills > > > > From it's new temporary home on Jeff's belt, Ehm was happy. For once, > > it found someone that cared more about the stuff he can improvise over > > the fact that it's shiny. > > > ...Or it would've been had it actually been inside the ball. Still, it > was a pleasing prospect. Ehm decided it would join Jeff for real once > he was certain these particular hunters were thrown off the scent. > > "Ah, HA!" > > ...Or not... > > Ehm spun around and disabled a PokeBall being thrown at it by dislodging > some integral circuitry, thereby Making it inoperable. It merely > bounced of Ehm's eye before the Unown fled towards the bow of the ship. > > "You have to weaken them first," Yuki said as she and Lynkeru took off > after Ehm. > > "I know, I know," Lynkeru said. > > [NS: DAH! Writer's block!] [DAH! Inspiration to !] And thus the chase continued. A few minutes later, Ehm was trapped proverbially speaking. At one end of a corridor was Lynkeru and Yuki, while at the other end stood Jason. All three were looking at Ehm like the Unown held the key to winnign some big prize. Which for those that know, was about 1/26 right. The girls noticed Jason eyeing the Unown like a piece of meat, and were very prepared to take measures to stop him. Jason noticed the girls and the Unown, and brushed the girls off as weak and not worth his energy. The Unown was worth his time though. Ehm was sweatdropping heavily. Hopefully the hunters would focus on each other long enough for it to get away with the help of a well timed temporal halt. The makeshift homing signal it Made using the parts of the two pokeballs used earlier as well as some leftover parts from a few earlier gadgets it made would help Ehm find the boy later. Ehm itself was the receiver, as the Unown had cleverly Made it so. Making itself a miniature Partspace where it could store a few tiny objects was its best invention to date. ------- On land, Jeff was fiddling with the second pokeball on his belt. Technically speaking, the other one was tagged to the Marill riding in the boy's arms, but like his brother's Girafarig, she doesn't spend a lot of time in it. Pushing the button like his dad told him revealed that there was nothing in it, since nothing came out of it. "Nuts," Jeff said out loud, though a couple of worlds he had overheard at the Day Care probably summed up his feelings better. "It's all right Jeff," his father comforted. "You don't catch them all, no matter how hard you try." Mike added, a whistful glaze in his eyes as he remembered a few missed captures ... in pokemon and in love. Jeff pulled on his father's sleeve. "Where are we going dad?" "Well son," he said in his fatherly tone, messing up his son's hair for good measure. "We're going to see Professor Birch. I was curious to see if he had any research around his lab or know of any researchers or breeders that might have something useful to us back home" "Cool." Jeff admitted. Pocus was trailing a step behind, scanning the vacinity for trouble as it is a foriegn land to him, and as well to give the humans some bonding time. Jeff's pack which he had decided to carry wasn't bothering him enough to say anything yet. In the distance, Profesor Birch's Laboratory could be seen, but barely. TBC ------- Clayton Random Tagline: *Points* LOOK! A DECOY!