Subject: [PW!] Alyssa's cure!... well, sort of... Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 23:52:24 -0000 From: "Alyssa" <thefews@primenet.com> Organization: Co-Priestess of the Church of Mountain Dew Newsgroups: alt.games.nintendo.pokemon Previously: In the post "Bill-sensei and a new companion", Alyssa joined up with Angel and arrived at Bill's lighthouse, seeking her cure. In this post, she gets it... but there's another problem... --- The sound of Alyssa's hooves hitting the floor echoed through the halls as Bill led the two girls to his lab, talking about all the new headway he'd made in Pokemon research, and showing off all the new Pokemon he'd acquired. Alyssa would normally have found it fascinating, but she was a little impatient at the moment. "NYTA PO!" she finally exploded as Bill was talking about the stat gain research (ooc: I had nothing else to put!) he'd made, cutting him off in midsentence. Her flames actually burned hotter. The young scientist jumped and rubbed the back of his head, grinning apologetically. "Sorry about that," he said before gesturing to a large bit of apparatus. Alyssa eyed it skeptically - it looked like a big metal chamber connected to a bunch of pipes, dials, buttons, and little flashing lights. "Pony ponyta ta?" (This is gonna cure me?) Bill nodded, smiling. "It might look a little suspicious, but there's nothing to fear, trust me!" He opened the door to the machine. "Go on in!" Alyssa cautiously entered the monstrosity, hoping to high heaven that Bill knew VERY well what he was doing. The door shut behind her. She took a deep breath and let it out, emitting a little flit of flame. Outside, Bill was turning dials and pushing buttons, putting the machine through its pace. Truth to tell, he was pretty nervous. There'd been no way to test this first, so he was basically working on theory. Finally, he hit the last button and exhaled, stepping back to watch the machine anxiously. Mace, looking worried, bounced up to the machine and put his hand on it, almost reassuringly. "Wigglyyy," he said quietly, looking mournfully up at the huge door. Angel picked the little pink Pokemon up, hugging him reassuringly. "This *is* going to work, right?" she asked the green-haired researcher. "Well..." Bill hesitated. "In theory, it *should* work. But there's always the chance we could run into a few snags..." "Wigglytuff," Mace doomed. --- About ten minutes later... The chamber door opened. Mace's ears stood straight up as he watched the door alertly. Bill and Angel also watched as the smoke cleared and Alyssa, human, came out of the chamber, coughing. Alyssa, human. And male. He looked up at Angel, Bill, and Mace, who had the weirdest looks on their faces. He pikued. "What's wrong--hey, what happened to my voice?" "Ahhhh, nothing!" Bill assured hurriedly, sweatdropping. "Nothing at all!" He laughed nervously. Alyssa got a 'don't give me that' expression on his face. "I want a mirror." Mace bounced out of Angel's arms and retreived a small hand mirror, handing it to his trainer. Alyssa looked at his reflection in the mirror, and his eyes went wide. A very loud scream could be heard from Bill's lighthouse. --- Alyssa had wanted to beat a hasty retreat from Cerulean - after all, what if somebody he knew SAW him like this?? However, Angel wanted to get a Cascadebadge, so Alyssa decided, for reasons even he couldn't fathom, to stick around. As he sat outside the gym, flipping through James' info, he noticed a purple-haired girl in the distance. Curious, he went over to her... --- OOC: Ooookay. Karana, you can get your Cascadebadge from here, and Dree, this'd be a perfect time to have Aislynn interact with Alyssa ;) -- Lyssie Obssessive fan of Raichu, Mew, and James-sama "There really must be a society against cruelty to James." -- Maria (I agree! Only YOU can save James from Jessie's paper fans of death!) "I admit, I set him on fire once with my magic paper fan." -- Corynn "If you took a Mega Kick to the most sensitive part of your body, how eager would you be to jump up and run after a Pokemon?" -- James, from an IM roleplaying session "Yes, ma'am, I know everything but the answers." -- Peppermint Patty "Pretty mother, so graceful in the water. Too bad I have to kill you." -- Tentacruel, from one of my fanfics "Fungus Terpsichoreus Kawaiius!" -- Me "For some reason, I seem to be losing my liqui-ibrium!" -- James (well, how would YOU spell it?)