Subject: [PW!] A call from the boss
Date: 10 Apr 1999 00:14:55 GMT
From: email@example.com (Mobius101)
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"Trespasser." The psychic trainer looked down at Maria angrily. "This is not
a gym you want to cross." He lifted a hand against her.
Sneakers looked up in dread. "I knew it, I knew it, I knew it..."
Maria tensed. "Look, I'm lost....."
"Sure you are." The trainer's hand began to glow. Before Maria could react,
there was a flash of light, and she found herself flying through the air!
After a dizzying few minutes falling through some treetops, she crash landed in
an overgrown field.
"OUCH!" Sore, Maria looked around her. She could see Saffron in the distance.
"Stupid psychics," she muttered. Rubbing her lower back, she started to get
up. Then a far away screech rose in the air. Before she could identify the
source, it landed smack on her head, throwing her back into the grasses.
"MEoowwwwWW!!!" Sneakers wailed. "That was stupid!!"
Maria slapped the Meowth off. "Oh shut up. They probably heard you whining."
After making their way back into the city, Maria passed by Nurse Starr's center
on her way to her room. Nurse Starr glanced up at her and blinked. Then she
jumped up and waved a hand at her rapidly. Maria looked over wondering what she
"Hey, aren't you Maria R-"
"That's me," Maria quickly interrupted. She walked over to the counter, very
interested now. "You have something for me?"
Nurse Starr held up a keycard and pointed to a door behind her. "Urgent call."
Maria nodded and took the key. To Nurse Starr's surprise and annoyance, Maria
took a quick leap over the counter and headed to the door. Sneakers jumped
after her as fast as he could, making it inside the door before her it closed
"Whoa, what now?"
"Quiet," Maria moved through the dark room to the large telescreen in the back.
"This is business." She inserted the cardkey into the proper slot and then
activated the screen. The screen flashed to life, automatically calling up the
cardkey's preprogrammed number. A shadowed figure sat before the screen,
flanked by a Persian.
"Hello Maria. It's been awhile since I've checked in on your progress."
Maria nodded. She hadn't seen Giovanni, at least the real one, since she'd set
out on her own. "It's good to see you again Sir."
Giovanni stroked the head of his Persian. "Even though you've apparently come
across some trouble from what I can tell from this report of a replaced ID,"
Giovanni said, indicating at something across from him, "you have done quite
satisfactory so far on your own."
Inwardly, Maria raged. Satisfactory!? She could do far better than that!
"But now I want you on an assignment."
Maria blinked. "What assignment would that be Sir?"
Sneakers hid just behind her. He was beginning to wish he'd waited outside,
even if there were even more Rockets that would steal him out there. Giovanni
was an intimidating man, even from behind a telescreen. On the otherhand, his
Persian was annoyingly smug, and Sneakers dared to hiss at him occasionally
from behind Maria's trenchcoat.
Giovanni pulled a square of paper out from his red jacket and placed it off
screen. A moment later, it popped up on a platform on Maria's console. She
glanced down and picked it up. Unfolding it a little, she realized it was a
map. Of an island. She looked back up at Giovanni questioningly.
"That is Pokemon Island." Giovanni grinned. "It's not very well known, but
it's home to some of the rarest Pokemon in the world. No one is allowed to
capture any of the Pokemon there....but we can't just let those rare Pokemon go
to waste, can we?"
Maria grinned knowingly. "Of course not, Sir."
"You can handle yourself, I'm sure, but you should know that you may encounter
other Rockets on the same mission there. I want to make sure this Island is
claimed by Team Rocket, so I've sent a number of you there. If there should be
some kind of emergency, it would probably be in your best interest to seek them
Crossing her arms, Maria looked up at Giovanni suspiciously. "Emergency? What
kind of emergency?"
Giovanni looked grim. "You've been out of the loop lately, so you probably
aren't aware of our little problem yet."
Maria shook her head.
"ATR....Anti-Team Rocket is out to break down my organization.....and I have
reason to believe they may try to ambush any Rockets they find on the Island.
We MUST NOT allow them to spoil the takeover! If you see any of them.....you
know what to do."
Maria frowned. She didn't like the sound of this at all. "Indeed, I do. You
can count on me Sir."
Giovanni patted his Persian once more. "Leave at once......there is no time to
waste." With that, he reached over and broke off communications, leaving Maria
facing a blank glowing screen.
She looked down at the map in her hands. "Looks like we're going on a little
Sneakers looked up at her, baring his teeth. "Swell." He couldn't say
anything else before Maria grabbed him by the tail and ran out of the Saffron
City Rocket Station.
"Psy yie yie..."
"Taking Pokemon straight from your pockets,
With the power of the stars, it's Maria Rocket!" -My corny PW! motto ^.^;