From: Saldana <nsald5@wn.net> Subject: [PW!] Elite 4- part 1: Victory Road Date: Sunday, May 16, 1999 7:49 AM I hope you like this, it's my first PokeStory! Mark ran up to indigo plateau, sweat pouring from his face. While venturing through victory road, a wild machoke had appeared. He decided to try to catch it. He sent out a Bulbasour to start things up. The Machocke used Karate Chop, knocking the wind out of Bulbasaur. He quickly recovered, and used Vine Whip. It gave the Machoke a considerable amount of damage. Then Machocke used metronome. It made him use spike canon, causing Mark's Bulbasour to faint. About then Mark figured something out. A wild Machocke couldn't learn Metronome by itself. It had to have learned it from a technical machine, and for that it had to have a trainer. Mark called out " Is this anyone's pokemon? Hello? Is anyone here?" When nobody answered, he decided to catch the Machoke. Maybe he was abandoned, thought Mark. The thought sent a cold shiver down his spine. Mark sent out a Arcaine. Arcaine used Ember at once. This took away all Machoke's health but a little bit, enough so the pokemon could breathe. He threw his pokeball, and yelled " Go, pokeball". It was within inches of the Machoke when a Geodude jumped in the way. The pokeball hit the Geodude and cracked in half. Seemingly out of nowhere, a herd of pokemon appeared. The herd was about 30 strong, with awesome pokemon like Butterfree, Starmie and Dragonair. When they saw Mark, they broke into a mad charge. He was in total shock for a second, then he regained his senses. With a yelp of fright, Mark took off in a fast sprint. He ran and ran when finally he made it out of victory road. He saw indigo plateau and made a run for it. He took the chance to look behind him when he saw nothing. It was as if they where chasing him away from the Road. Mark shifted his pace into a light jog. He went inside and saw a mini- pokecenter and a mini- pokemart in one. He went to the nurse and asked if she could heal his pokemon. She said yes, and then " Why are you sweating so much?" . Mark told her everything. She had a small tear in her eye when she responded " Those are all the pokemon of trainers that lost when fighting here against the elite 4. Some good-for-nothing trainers are so mad at there pokemon for losing that they abandon them. I feel so bad for the pokemon". Mark felt so angry at the trainers and so sad for the pokemon. " Don't worry, I'll never do that to my pokemon!" Mark said, and he really ment it. TO BE CONTINUED............