From: Medellia Blue <medelliablue*removethis*@juno.com> Subject: [PW!] A mission, and a new beginning Date: Sunday, May 23, 1999 6:27 PM OOC: I don't think anything major's going on in Cerulean at the moment, so that's why I'm starting from here. . . Running. Andrea Mizuno knew it was a part of the job, so to speak, but this was still the part she hated most. The young member of Team Rocket had just broken into the Pokémon Center in Cerulean City, looking for a Clefairy. "It was really kind of a stupid mission," she thought, as she ran. "I mean, I understand it's the boss's daughter's birthday, but why couldn't he go get her stupid present?" The mission had not gone well. The center's security system had gone off just as Andrea had entered the building, and she'd had to make a hasty exit. On her way out the back window, she had grabbed a Pokéball, and now all she could do was hope it was what she was looking for. She ducked behind a bush and waited for Officer Jenny to pass. After the motorcycle's siren trailed off, she opened the black backpack she wore. "Let's just see. . .I had to make this one quick because of the security system's going off, but maybe we got it, eh Ami?" [1] The Wartortle, Andrea's longtime companion, nodded up at her. She opened the Pokéball. "Psy yie yie. . . " "Oh, great," Andrea said. "Just what I need, a Psyduck." ["But Boss. . ." scene switch] "I know, I know. I couldn't help the security going off, though! . . . Yes, I know she'll be disappointed not to get it. . .what do you mean, I'm stuck with this Psyduck?!? . . . .yes, I understand." Andrea hit a button on her cellular phone, ending the call. As she had expected, her boss had not been pleased at her failure. She thought for a moment, and then stood up, an evil grin on her face. "Ami, I think it's time for a change of scenery. I'm sick of these little missions- I didn't join Team Rocket for that! It's time that we moved up in the organization." [Evil is fun! scene switch] Andrea walked out of her boss's office the next day with a wicked grin on her face. Her plan to convince him to let her work on her own, rather than by his orders, had gone perfectly. She'd simply breezed in, told him she was leaving. When he'd protested, Ami had attacked him with her water gun move, and he'd quickly relented. "That boss of mine. . .Ami, can you believe he didn't even have any pokémon on him?" she said, laughing She paused for a second, her green eyes suddenly clouded a bit. In her mind, she went over all the little things her boss had asked her to do over the past couple of years. Ever since she'd joined Team Rocket, at age fifteen, she'd been working directly for him. "Thank God those days are behind me," she thought. Checking her things one last time, she caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror. The red letter R on her black top seemed to almost catch the sunlight. Andrea smiled to herself. "I'll show him.. .one day, I'll be his boss!" She walked out her door, and began thinking of what schemes were to come. TBC? Idaknow. . .any other Rockets in the vicinity? -------- [1] This is a Sailormoon reference- Sailormercury, who's a water senshi, is named Ami. ~Medellia