From: Roberto Perez-Vila
Subject: Re: [PW!] Back to Cinnabar
Date: Sunday, April 25, 1999 12:15 AM
> Bubblegum put her little arms on Slasher's head and a little egg shaped energy
> ball appeared. It dropped onto Slasher and dissolved into sparks. The little
> Meowth stopped crying. "Meowth..."
> "Chansey!" Bubblegum just chewed her gum with her Chansey grin.
> Maria called her back into a Pokeball and looked down at Slasher. "Better now?
> Let's go." She walked off towards town, Slasher on her heels.
Not too far away from Maria, on the east coast of the island, a very tired Slowbro
pulls in to the shore. Robert and Mithril-rama are the ones piloting this
particular Slowbro, which is quickly recalled back into Robert's Pokeball.
Mithril-rama looks around aimlessly, "Here we are again... Cinnabar Island! Are you
ready to get the badge they offer here? I always forget the name... Hmm, it has to
do with fire, though!"
Robert nods, but then shakes his head. He peers up into the sky to find the sun
setting already. He looks downward, "We were in that refrigerator of a cave ALL
DAY! The Gym's probably closed..."
"How do you figure?" Mithril-rama shrugs, "I'm sure it's different everywhere."
Robert slides the end of his sleeve up and examines his watch, "6:12 PM... Gyms
close at 6 PM. Besides, I need a nice long rest before challenging a Gym Leader...
Tauros is fainted and Charmeleon is about to... I need to get to the Pokemon Center
first... and after that, the Gym will *definately* be closed! We might as well
enjoy the rest of the evening... Who knows? There might even be a party!"
Mithril-rama's eyes blink open, "No! Not again! Don't you remember what happened
Robert's stare becomes blank. "Actually... no... no I don't."
Mithril-rama stops a moment to recall the events of that particular evening as
well, then suddenly shakes her head, "Remembering what happened isn't the point!
The point I'm trying to make is that the next morning, we both felt horrible, and
that might've been the reason you lost against the Gym Leader here!"
"Nah." Robert seems indifferent towards Mithril-rama's criticism, "Slowbro just
wasn't ready. He's beaten up all sorts of nasty Jellyfish Pokemon on the way here,
so he should be pumped up! If there's a party, we should go, it would brighten up
my spirits! Especially Haunter! He loves them!"
Mithril-rama sweatdrops at his attempt at humor, "We'll get drunk again and who
knows what we'd do!"
"That's not true..." Robert reaches to wrap his arm around Rilli in a loving
manner, "I promise that I won't drink anything! Well, maybe just a little water...
but I'll make sure to have Slowbro taste it first! Then, if he looks drunk, I won't
"Slowbro always looks drunk!" Mithril-rama blurts out, then chuckles a little.
"Good point." Robert joins Rilli's fit of chuckling, picturing a drunken Slowbro.
All this laughter catches the attention of a certain Team Rocket member named
Maria, who decides to take a closer look. With Slasher close behind, she closes up
her trench coat, and walks up to the unsuspecting teens, hoping to snatch up some
gifts for the boss. She forms a fake smile on her face and beams, "Hi there! Do you
two live here?"
Robert turns his attention to the short woman, who looks familiar. "Huh? Oh hello!
No, you could say we're tourists!"
Maria smirks, happy to hear the good news, knowing that tourists are always
unsuspecting, "Oh! I just arrived here at Cinnabar Island today! You two wouldn't
happen to know where's a good place to visit, would you?"
Robert pauses and thinks for a moment, "Well, I think that people here hold a large
beach party on the northern shore every night, all night long, but I could be
wrong... Actually, we were just on our way to the Pokemon Center. I have some
Pokemon that need healing and I think Nurse Joy would know if there's a party!"
Maria shows off a huge grin, which might seem like a friendly smile to someone who
doesn't know her. She figures that where there's a party, there has to be all sorts
of drunk people that wouldn't realize that their Pokemon are stolen until the next
morning. "A beach party, huh? Sounds...tempting. I have absolutely no idea what I'd
Slasher pads up to Maria and begins circling her. "Meeeowth..."
"Hey! Look! It's a cute little Meowth! I've always wanted to catch one of those..."
Robert bends down to pet the feline, but the Pokemon backs away slightly, hissing
and demonstrating it's very pointy teeth. Robert jumps back, "AHHHH! It's not a
very friendly Meowth, is it?"
"Not to strangers, and people who he doesn't trust." Maria nods to herself, and
leans down to let Slasher jump on her shoulder. "So, you're going to the Pokemon
"Yep!" Robert exclaims, "...and if there's a beach party tonight, I'm going there
Mithril-rama is intimidated by Maria's presence, but she gets a word in anyhow, "I
don't know, Robert... Even if you don't get drunk, Team Rocket might show up! Last
time they didn't, but there's always the threat..."
Maria calmly shakes her head and assures Mithril-rama, "Don't worry, little
girl..." This statement seems peculiar coming from Maria, since Rilli is actually
about the same size as her. Maria continues, "Team Rocket wouldn't bother stealing
Pokemon at a beach party. Feel free to bring ALL of your Pokemon! They'll be safe."
Slasher flashes a grin, "Meeow..."
Robert laughs out loud, "Yeah, besides, they're too stupid to get the job done
right, anyway, right..." Robert stares at Maria, who doesn't look too pleased with
what Robert said, but tries to remain calm. Robert raises an eyebrow, "I do believe
we haven't formally introduced ourselves! My name's Robert, and my friend here is
"Pleased to meet you..." Her tone of voice doesn't seem to match her words, "My
name is Maria...Just... Maria."
Robert and Mithril-rama both chime, "Hi Maria!" Robert pauses for a moment, then
says, "Well, I think that Rilli and I should be going to the Pokemon Center now.
See you around, Maria!" They hold hands and begin to walk towards the Pokemon
Center together. Tropical music is heard in the distance as the sun begins to set
in the west...
Maria glances at Rilli's full purse and then at all six Pokeballs on Robert's belt.
To her, they look like ripe fruits ready for picking! Maria whispers under her
breath, "I just need to wait for the right time..." She considers following her two
targets to the Pokemon Center or going elsewhere, possibly to a nice clothing shop
to find an appropriate disguise for the beach party! Slasher stretches out while
perched on her shoulder and yawns, "Meeeeowth!"