From: Time Lady <> Subject: Re: [PW!] Now in Saffron... Date: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 1:40 PM Continue wrote: > > <snippage> > Drake had come over and put his hand on Damian's shoulder, but the young trainer > gently removed the dragonite's comforting hand. If it was possible Damian's head > sunk down even further "That's the problem. That ritual. The book said there was > two parts to it. One to bring the pokemon back for a short time, the other to > make it solid. The book warned that if they weren't performed exactly as written > then something bad would happen. I wasn't even thinking of doing the second part > until > I saw Spunky and Cuddles' reaction when they couldn't touch their mother." > > There was another pause but Jon prodded as Drake looked on with concern "Why not > do it? It seemed like a good thing at the time, especially when those Team Rocket > dirtballs arrived." > > Damian didn't move and his voice became more quiet with each word "Because one of > the things that that part of the ritual needed was to burn a pokemon alive." Jon > seemed to be about to say something, but Damian rushed on "I wasn't about to do > that, but I had to try something. You saw me rip a page out of the book and burn > that instead. That's > where I deviated from what was written. Something could have gone wrong there. I > thought it would work because of what was written in the book about how it was > made. That smell of leather from the book is the smell of a pokemon whose flesh > was made into leather, while it was still alive and conscious to feel it being > done slowly..." > Back inside, <reinserting a bit> There came a flash of light, and Nori dropped to the floor beside Sabrina. The girl looked around, blinking, clearly confused. Her skin was blackened, her clothes were sooty; she was covered in cuts and bruises from head to toe. Sarah Jane frowned, revisiting the thoughts she'd had about Nori earlier that day. She was about to say something, but Nori reacted first, jumping to her feet, and rushing at Sabrina. "Why did you bring me back? Why did you let it get away? If you've scanned my mind, you know that this is a matter of life and death!" Sabrina's eyes narrowed, and with a wave of psychic energy, she sent Nori hurtling into a wall. "I have no vested interest in you," she scowled, "Or anyone else, for that matter. I merely sought to rid my gym of *that*, for the duration of the match." Nori followed Sabrina's pointed finger to Meowth, who was peeking its nose out from between the backpack's zippers; snuffling around, and trying to find a way out of the bag. "Yeah?" Nori felt defensive, for some reason. "Whaddaya have against my Meowth?" She leapt to her feet, and started back towards Sabrina; but her body froze in mid-step, and refused to take any of her subconcious commands. Nori struggled for a moment, then gave up, and resigned herself to stand in place. "Are you going to behave yourself?" Sabrina asked, a slight smile showing through on her stony facade. She turned back to Sarah Jane, and continued to speak. </insert> Sarah Jane and Nori faced Sabrina. Sarah Jane became rather uncomfortable. She didn't want to discuss her newfound abilities in front of Nori... or the Meowth. "You had something you wished to discuss with me," said Sabrina. Sarah Jane nodded, unsure of how to suggest she and Sabrina move somewhere where they could talk in private. <<You do not want her to know. That is understandable,>> Sarah Jane heard in her mind. <<Ask me a question aloud, then think your comment to me.>> "I have three psychic Pokemon. A Kadabra, a Hypno, and a Mr. Mime. I want to be sure that I raise them in the best way for competition. I was told you could advise me on this," said Sarah Jane aloud. <<I recently developed the ability to understand Pokemon... and to be able to read their thoughts... it's kind of scary, and I'm not sure how to deal with this.>> she thought. "May I see your Pokedex? That way I can see what you've done with them so far." <<These abilities can be a great responsibility. Your psychic Pokemon will be of aid. You will find that your bond is strengthened with all of your Pokemon.>> "Here," said Sarah Jane as she passed the Pokedex to Sabrina. Nori listened to their discussion on psychic Pokemon only half interested. Couched in the discussion, Sarah Jane and Sabrina had a lengthy telepathic discussion regarding her new abilities. Occasionally Shields chipped in something from his experience. "I would suggest trading your Kadabra so it can evolve into an Alakazam. You can trade it with someone for the evolution, then return it immediately afterwards." <<You could stay here and benefit from direct training, but that is not what you want to do. Perhaps after you finish your Pokemon Journey, you should return here with your friend.>> "Well, that's something to consider, since I really don't want to give up Sigfried." <<Maybe. We can talk about it. But I do want to continue my journey.>> "Vary your attacks. If one of your Pokemon uses Psychic, another should use Psywave. That will help keep the opponents off guard." <<That is your decision. Your Mr. Mime will help you learn to use your abilities in the meanwhile.>> "Well, thank you for your advice," said Sarah Jane as she took back her Pokedex. "You've given me a lot to think about." "Please come and visit the next time you return to Saffron. I would be interested to see your progress," said Sabrina. "Are you finished?" said Nori. "Yeah," said Sarah Jane as she waved to Sabrina. The two walked out. "You two seemed to hit it off," said Nori. "I guess we had something in common," returned Sarah Jane cautiously. They went to try and find Damien and Jon. -- _____ /\_____/\ ____ < Time Lady / \----/ ^ >-< ^ \ / \> - _/__ \_ \ \___---___/< Meow|< - Visit the Mystic Manor Homepage (____)___)--\____)--(___) \____/>