From: Mushboom <garrett.green@home.com> Subject: [PW!] Life's a beach Date: Sunday, August 01, 1999 12:31 PM After a long bus ride the brakes sounded with a squeal, waking Darius up with a startle. "Welcome to Vermillion City," the bus driver's voice crackled over the intercom, "thank you for traveling with Arcanine Transit." Darius grabbed his bag and walked down the steps, "See ya later, kid." "Oh, uh bye, thanks again," Darius replied to the driver. He smiled back at him, shut the door and pulled away. The boy turned away and scanned the scenery, the beach stretched for as far as the eye could see. Tourists and locals alike were in their bathing suits, tanning in the sun or frolicing in the water. The sun pelted down onto Darius' shoulders causing him to sweat. He rubbed his arm across his forehead and head into town, looking for the Pokemon Center. He came upon the domed building and entered the door, he relished in the air conditioning and walked up to the counter. "Hello, how may I help you? Do you need a room? Your pokemon healed?" Nurse Joy asked. "Just a room please." She nodded and handed Darius a key, he smiled at her and went up the stairs. He unlocked the door and set his bag on the bed along with Grimer's and Golbat's pokeballs. He let out Starmie who in turn hovered in mid-air and made its noise. "Hey, Starmie, wanna go for a swim?" It made its noise in aproval and hovered in wait while Darius changed into a wet suit. They went back downstairs and out the door, making their way to the beach. Darius crossed the hot sand and dove into the water, followed by Starmie. They resurfaced but Darius was standing on Starmie in a surfing position. The starfish took off in the water heading for an oncoming wave. Darius laughed as they cut through the tube made by the crest curling over. The next wave came but this time they got on top of it. They shot the curl for as long as they could but Darius wiped out and fell into the water. Starmie was quick to rescue him but Darius had no intention of going surfing again. He got Starmie to take him over to the calm water. "Okay now, float on your back so I can lay on you." It shook its body in showing negativity, "You're right I shouldn't make you stay still. It's been forever since you were in water, go ahead and have fun I'll go rent an inner tube." -MB TBC..... -- "When you get to hell, tell 'em Itchy sent ya!" -Guy in Itchy suit at Itchy & Scratchy land "Duff beer for me, Duff beer for you, I have a Duff, I'll share it with you." -The singing animatronic children at Duff Gardens "I TOLD you not to staple gun those bats to the water heater." -My friend, talking to me after a small flooding incident in the basement "When you look this good, you don't have to know anything." -Fry, of Futurama "We're not retreating, we're advancing in another direction." -General A. MacArthur "Do not deny the power of cheese." -Me "Coincidence?! I THINK NOT!!!" -Me "Listen, you psychotic rat-marshmallow, if you don't stop chewing on my house's wiring this instant, I'm going to punt you like a bony little football into Goddish knows what time zone!" -What Ash should've said to Pikachu in the comics When I make coffee I always forget-is it a teaspoon of ground coffee for each cup of water, or vice versa. Jar Jar Binks sucks <bleep>.