From: TheRunt411 <therunt411@aol.com> Subject: Re: [PW!] Time to get dirty... Date: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 4:01 PM (Upon the completion of this thread, it will be reposted in a compilation repost. A summary will also be included.) "Want some Lemonade?" offers Runt. "Thanks," replies Damian as he takes the cup "I just found something and I’m wondering if this looks like what I think it looks like. Could somebody else take a look at this and tell me what they see?" The way that the request was stated was just unusual enough to make everybody decide to look at what had been found. As they make their way over, Damian removes the rocks he'd covered the fossil with to keep it away from prying eyes. "Other than the hole blasted into it, that looks like an extraordinarily well-preserved fossil of a Kabutops head," Sarah Jane quietly ventures. "Maybe the rest of the body is there as well.." Damian shakes his head and reaches for the stone that resides in the hole. He grabs it and pulls it out to show that there's nothing but normal rock underneath. "It’s still very impressive. Ugly, but impressive," comments Christy. "Do you think there’s something else in such great condition there?" Damian shrugs, "I don’t know, but this is good enough for me. I’m going to pack it away until later." He looks at the other members of the group "I had a fairly easy time with this. Does anybody want some help with their digging?" "Nah, I think we're doin' okay -- Right Rolly?" replies Runt as he calls to a hole a few feet away. A small paw pops out of the hole and waves, "Shwew!" "See..." "Shwew!" shouts Rolly, his paw waving more energetically. Runt walks over to the hole and looks into it. Rolly lifts a fossil up to his master, "San shwew!" Runt takes the fossil and begins examining it. "Hmm, looks like it's..ah..hmm...An Omanyte - wait..looks more like an Omastar. Good work pal. Could ya keep lookin' though - Don't really care for Oma's..." "Shwew." replies Rolly, as he starts digging again. Runt turns to the others "- Anybody want an Omastar?" "I would," answers a husky voice. "So would I," chimes another. "Prepare for trouble" "- and make it double" "To plunder the world to devastation" "To unite all people within our nation" "To denounce the evils of Truth and Love" "To extend our reach to the stars above" A grisly looking man jumps out from behind some rocks, "Butch" "Cassidy" shouts a dust covered woman as she does the same. "Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light" "Surrender now or prepare to fight" "Now," starts Butch,"We can do this the easy ways -- or the hard way..." "Right," agrees Cassidy. "Option 1: Give us all your Pokémon, all your fossils, or all your Pokémon AND fossils; and we'll leave you in peace..." "Option 2," Butch says, an evil grin spreading across his grisly face, "You can futilely try to fight us and then we'll just take everything..." "No way," shouts Runt. "As if..." Christy replies. "Fine, have it your way - Go Terror!" A blood red Dodrio appears in front of him, all three heads look around malevolently. "Horror, I choose you!" A Golem materializes beside him. "Fear Go!" yells Cassidy. A vicious looking Nidoking forms in near her. "Dread Go!" And what should manifest itself, but a ferocious Wigglytuff! <To Be Continued...> _______________________________________________________________ "Slow and steady wins the race."