From: nmvds@aol.computers (Spawn) Subject: Re: [PW!] Cerulean...why the hell am I in Cerulean?! Date: 24 Jun 1999 00:00:00 GMT Recap: When we last left our heroes, Steve Fugues and Karen Oak, Steve was had trouble getting into the Pokemon spirit ["Merry Cascadebadge, Steven Fugues."] After Steve was laughed at for bringing his Magikarp, Karen nursed the creature back to health only to watch it evolve into Gyarados. After earning a Cascadebadge, Steve and Karen are setting off now to find his identity. ****************** Steven Fugues and Karen Oak left the Cerulean City Gym and stepped inside the Corvette. They had a long ride ahead of them. The road to travel was vague, cars weren't big in this part of the world. Their destination and what they would find once there was even less clear. Steve took the top down and turned on the radio. It was playing the song "Livin' la Vida Loca." "Is it just me, or do they play this kinda excessively?" Steve asked. "I like this song," said Karen. They drove for a few miles from there. "Saffron City, here we come," said Steve. "My grandfather recommended we stop by Vermilion City first to try to earn a Thunderbadge," Karen advised. "I don't need badges," Steve explained, "I'm a graduate from Pokemon Tech. And Silph Co. is in Saffron City. That's where I was heading before Gil Bates attacked me with an Alakazam and made me lose my memory. If anyone knows anything about me before then, they would. Unless, of course, you want to try earning badges..." "I don't think I'm ready yet," said Karen. "Then it's settled," Steve smiled. "Saffron City, here we come." Steve stopped for a moment. "Hey, Karen, any idea which direction we should go?" Steve asked. "You didn't bring a map?" she questioned. "Map?" Steve answered. A man walked ahead of them. "Just ask for directions," she advised. Steve looked ahead nervously. "Uh, no thanks," he began, "I'll just turn around and buy a map." "Men..." Karen sighed. ****************** 30 Minutes Later.... Steven Fugues and Karen Oak left the Cerulean Pokemon Mart and stepped inside the Corvette. They had a long ride ahead of them. The road to travel was vague, cars weren't big in this part of the world. Their destination and what they would find once there was even less clear. Steve took the top down and turned on the radio. It was playing the song "Livin' la Vida Loca." "Is it just me, or do they play this kinda excessively?" Steve asked. "I think Ricky Martin is pretty cute," said Karen. They drove for a few miles from there. "Saffron City, here we come," said Steve as he smiled. That's when he stopped for a moment. "Hey, Karen, how far is it to the nearest gas station?" Steve asked. "You didn't fill up before we left?" she questioned. "Guess not," Steve answered. Karen gave him a dirty look. "No seriously, we're almost out of gas," Steve insisted, "we're going to have to turn around now." "Men..." Karen sighed. ****************** 30 Minutes Later.... Steven Fugues and Karen Oak left the Cerulean Gas Station and stepped inside the Corvette. They had a long ride ahead of them. The road to travel was vague, cars weren't big in this part of the world. Their destination and what they would find once there was even less clear. Steve took the top down and turned on the radio. It was playing the song "Livin' la Vida Loca." "Is it just me, or do they play this kinda excessively?" Steve asked. "You know, now that you mention it, I think they HAVE played it a lot today," Karen admitted. "Let me get this straight," Steve began as he began to go through the lyrics. "'She'll take away the pain' like 'a bullet through the brain?' So basically tthey're comparing this girl to an act of euthanasia?" "Poor girl," Karen lamented. They drove for a few miles from there. "Saffron City, here we come," said Steve. "Let me check what kinds of Pokemon we'll find there," Karen advised just before looking up. "Steve, look!" THUD!!! Steve stopped for a moment. "Hey Karen, have any healing potions on you?" Steve asked. "You didn't bring any?" she questioned. "I was supposed to?" Steve answered. They looked at the Sandshrew they hit ahead of them. "Check if it's all right," she advised. Steve looked ahead nervously. "Uh, okay," he said as he left the car. "It's not moving, but I'm sure it'll be fine in the wild." "STEVE!!!" Karen scolded. "You can't just leave that poor little thing to die. Come on, we're turning around and taking it to the local Pokemon Center." Karen held the Sandshrew in her arms and tried to comfort it. "Women..." Steve sighed. ****************** 30 Minutes Later.... Steven Fugues and Karen Oak left the Corvette and stepped inside the Cerulean City Pokemon Center. They had a long line ahead of them. Someone turned on the radio. It was playing the song "Livin' la Vida Loca." "SHUT IT OFF, SHUT IT OFF!!!" Steve yelled. "He hasn't had his coffee yet," Karen explained. Just then, some else started yelling: >"JUNE? Where have I been since May!?!" "I guess I'm not the only one a little edgy today," Steve smiled. They got a little closer to the front of the line from there. "Nurse Joy, here we come," said Steve. Finally, they reached the front of the line. "Hello, how may I help you today?" Nurse Joy asked. "Well, Steve here hit this poor Sandshrew with his car," Karen said empathetically, holding the weakened Pokemon in her hands. Nurse Joy glared at Steve. "It was an ACCIDENT!!!" Steve insisted. "The guy came out of nowhere." "Well, I'll try my best to help him," said Nurse Joy. "It might take a while. Steve stopped for a moment. "Geez, we're never going to leave, are we?" Steve asked. "Steve, would you shut up for a moment?" Karen responded. "Shutting up now," Steve answered. "Thank you so much for your help," Karen said as she smiled warmly to Nurse Joy. "We'll try to finish up on your Pokemon as soon as possible," Nurse Joy smiled back. "OUR Pokemon?" Karen asked. "We just found it in the wild and didn't 'officially' capture it," Steve explained. "So Steve," Karen smiled, "she we keep it?" "Go ahead," Steve said. "If you end up not liking it very much, I hear they taste like chicken." Now it was Karen's turn to glare at him. "Sorry," Steve said sheepishly. "Why don't I just deposit him in your PC account when I'm done?" Nurse Joy suggested. "That way, you can leave now and retrieve him once you arrive to your destination." "Arriving to our 'destination,'" Steve thought to himself. "If only it were that simple. If only we knew where it was." A man was standing nearby looking like he had been sleeping there for months. "You should see if he needs help" she advised. Steve tossed the guy a quarter just as-- >Gohan searched through his belongings, >and founded something there that he couldn't clearly recall. "Another Pokéball? >Huh...?" He threw it on the floor, and the behemoth figure of Onix emerged. "Interesting reaction, I think the guy feels insulted," Steve said as he looked ahead nervously. "So Joy," Steve suddenly shouted as he left, "what do Sandshrew taste like?" "Trainers..." Nurse Joy sighed. ****************** 30 Seconds Later.... Steven Fugues and Karen Oak left the Cerulean Pokemon Center and stepped inside the Corvette. They had a long ride ahead of them. The road to travel was vague, cars weren't big in this part of the world. Their destination and what they would find once there was even less clear. Steve took the top down and turned on the radio. It was playing the song "Livin' la Vida Loca." "That's it, I'm changing the station!" he yelled as he fiddled with the controls. "Hey, I was listening to that!" Karen shouted. >"Geez, finally. So, where do you suppose we should go from here?" >Before Fox could curse at him, he spotted through the windows some people >walking around outside. >"Hey..." "'Hey' right back at ya," Steve smiled. TBC? -Spawn To reply, remove "puters" from the e-mail address.