From: Roberto Perez-Vila
Subject: [PW!] What an Alluring Scent!
Date: Sunday, June 27, 1999 11:52 PM
After wandering around the Celadon City Gym for about half an hour,
Minax finally finds the perfume store. She leans over a glass counter,
looking at all the differently shaped bottles filled with purple,
yellow, and pink liquids. She notices a small bell on top of the counter
and slams her hand down on it twice.
"Yes, miss?" A bright-eyed young woman with flowing purple hair runs
over towards where Minax is standing, but on the other side of the
counter, "May I help you?"
"Yeah." Minax looks from left to right, to make sure no one is listening
other than the woman behind the counter, "Can you make me smell pretty?
I don't have a chance to take showers very often."
The purple haired lady smiles, "Sure! Any scent in particular?"
"Something that smells stronger than blood." Minax answers, narrowing
her eyes at the woman.
The woman sweatdrops, nods, and starts to search under the counter, "Be
with you in a moment!"
While waiting, Minax's thoughts turn towards that fellow she met
earlier. She whispers to herself, "That Shard guy was interesting... He
sure didn't behave like the Team Rocket profile said he would, though.
Well, I doubt anyone could behave like themselves around the most
beautiful woman in the known universe!" Minax smiles, as she gazes into
a nearby mirror... She pouts her lips a certain way, just to see how it
looks. "But maybe it was something else... Maybe that profile in the
Team Rocket data banks was outdated... Let me see..."
Minax quickly draws out her Communicator and reaches for the small
keypad found opposite the screen where her Boss' picture is known to pop
up on occasion. She types in her own name: Minax. "File not found?!"
The young woman attending Minax calls out, "Did you say something,
"Oh... nothing... Don't mind me." Minax furrows her brow down at the
Communicator in her hands. Next, she types in the name 'Marcie.' A
picture of a fifteen year old girl with hair dyed an ostentatious shade
of bright red shows up on the screen, "Marcie... Age 15?! Those lazy
bastards haven't updated this since I joined!"
"Joined what?" The purple-haired woman pops up from behind the counter,
holding a small bottle filled with pink liquid. The bottle has a small
atomizer as a lid.
Minax quickly shuts her Communicator and stuffs it into the black sack
on her belt, "Oh... Just that Fighting Pokemon Gym in Saffron City! I've
got a Poliwhirl who's been kicking all their butts!"
The young woman looks confused, "But Poliwhirl isn't a Fighting
Pokemon... Poliwrath, the evolved form of Poliwhirl, is... but you need
a Water Stone to do that. Those Karate guys must really be lowering
their standards ever since the Psychic Gym took over as the official Gym
there. Anyhow, here's a very strong perfume. It's called Subversion."
"Really? Sounds like a perfect perfume name for a perfect woman like
me." Minax grins slightly, and takes the bottle from the woman. She
squeezes the end of the atomizer and a spray of the perfume falls onto
her hand. She raises her hand up to her face, but before it gets there,
she can smell a very strong aroma that resembles acidic flower petals in
Though the woman behind the counter's eyes begin to water from the
strength of the perfume, Minax places her hand directly under her nose
and directly inhales the scent. Minax sighs, "It's wonderful! How much?"
"Just 200 coins..." The woman answers, her eyes spilling tears, not
being able to handle the perfume's strong, but alluring scent.
Minax pulls out one of her 1000 value coins and places it on the
counter. After receiving her change, she sprays some of the perfume on
her cheeks and more on her hands. Once she finishes applying it to her
body, she places the small bottle into the sack on her belt. She's about
to leave the Gym, when she asks the woman behind the counter, "Where
might I find one of these... Water Stones?"
The purple-haired woman is holding her nose while she answers, "Celadon
City Mega Pokemart... One of the largest buildings in town... Can't miss
"Thanks." Minax takes one last loving glance into the face looking back
at her on the mirror, then jogs away.