From: Maria Rocket <mobius101@aol.compactpika> Subject: Re: [PW!] No place like home Date: Thursday, June 10, 1999 1:26 PM >"The same." Seth felt Doppler push against his mind, but his own >training locked Doppler out. Glancing back quickly, winces from Aerie >and Slasher indicated that he had no more luck trying to read their >memories. "Impressive. Not many can resist me. You have invaded my >home without permission, and for that I should kill you. But you >tried to rescue my brother, so I will give you a chance to explain...but >be warned, lie to me, and I *will* find out. I ask again: what are >*you* doing here?" > >Aerie seemed to be in a state of shock - understandable, given the >circumstances - and Slasher and Mimic were too out of it to respond. >Seth closed his eyes and concentrated, trying to come up with a response >that Doppler would believe... > "My patience grows short. Answer me now if you wish to live beyond this moment." Doppler's voice echoed through the stone walls calmly and to the point. Feeling movement in his arms, Seth looked down to see Mimic stir slightly. He could feel Mimic's molecules flow through his fingertips as his form shifted into a purplish blob. For a second, Seth hoped that he'd regained consciousness. But no, Mimic had only fallen deeper into his subconscious, losing even the most basic ability to hold his form. Gathering the purplish Ditto more securely, Seth answered Doppler. "We've come to join your cause, of course." Seth could feel the hestitation in Doppler. Deciding whether it was worth inquiring further or if he should just destroy them where they stood. Behind him, Slasher was stiff with fear. Aerie.....he could feel her emotions the strongest of everyone present, but he just couldn't understand the jumble. "Doppler, we've heard much about you, and it's clear that you're very powerful. It's foolish to think that someone like you could possibly need any help, but if we can serve you in any way, our services are yours." "Hmm. That doesn't explain why you're here with my brother." "Err..." Seth had to force himself not to turn and run as fast as his legs would take him. "We figured if anyone could find you, Mimic could. We tricked him into helping us find your hideout, but there was an accident..." Hearing the crunch of heavy footfalls on stone back in the darkness, Seth automatically took a step back. "Please have mercy on us......we are but your humble servants!" He could hardly believe what he was saying.... "But Mimic needs help badly, could you help us out of here so we can get him to a Pokecenter? Then-" "Silence!" Seth froze. One of the unique skills taught at Team Rocket Academy had been how to lie effectively, but he'd never done very well in that subject. He'd always been the sort that felt that if he was ever in a *really* bad situation, knocking his opponent senseless would work far better than a few quick words. Seth didn't think he'd be able to take on Doppler in this situation though. And he knew he must sound incredibly transparent to Doppler. Other options spun through his mind, but nothing seemed viable. "There's something strange here..." Glowing red eyes in the dark looked over at them ominously. TBC? ~Maria R "Psy yie yie..." ----- Tha webber: ----- "Taking Pokemon straight from your pockets, With the power of the stars, it's Maria Rocket!" -My corny PW! motto ^.^; --- Rocketshipper Forever! --- TEOTWAWKI