From: Zephyr <zephyr@1stconnect.com> Subject: Re: [PW!] The Sea Route to Seafoam! Date: Friday, October 29, 1999 2:43 PM Time Lady <sailrgal@my-deja.com> wrote in message news:7vckk4$1fg$1@nnrp1.deja.com... > In article <19991029064129.10824.00000005@ng-fw1.aol.com>, > jonf911@aol.comSPAMu2 (Jon Ference) wrote: > > > > In a message dated 10/29/99 5:50:41 AM, catgonk@hotmail.com writes: > > > > >>Damian starts "Nice catch, Jooooaaaahhhff!". The problem is that he > > >>was walking and looked over at Jon instead of watching where he was > > >>going. This resulted in him missing a natural icy slope which he > > >>slipped on and fell down until being stopped by a small rocky > > >>outcropping. > > >> > > >>This event is followed shortly by Jon yelling out "Hey Damian, are > you > > >>okay?" > > >> > > >>The young trainer replies "I think so, but I'm not sure how I'm > getting > > >>back up there." As if in giving a response of its own, Edgy comes > > >>skidding to a stop in front of him. "I guess those blades would be > > >>useful foe digging in and climbing back up." > > >> > > A little ways off, Sarah Jane is carefully limping along, making sure > her crutches don't slip on the ice. Medusa follows along, ready to lend > a vine to its trainer if necessary. Suddenly, Sarah Jane hears a noise > nearby. Medusa's vines move in wariness, as if it senses danger. > > "YA!" they hear. A Staryu pops out in front of them, posturing, as if > itching for a battle. > > "Well, looks like a little competition for you Medusa," says Sarah Jane > as she reaches for a pokeball. The Staryu appears young and brash. > "Medusa, megadrain now!" The Staryu jumps out of the way. "A fast > one... that's good. Bind it Medusa!" After a few attempts to grab it, > one of Medusa's vines trips up the Staryu, binding it. The Staryu > struggles in vain. The Tangela's vines tighten, weakening its opponent. > Sarah Jane throws her Pokeball. Medusa lets go just as the pokeball > hits the staryu. The ball opens, pulling the Staryu inside. It shakes > a few times, but holds fast. Medusa picks up the ball and returns it to > Sarah Jane. > > "Good Job," said Sarah Jane. Medusa's eyes sparkled happily - a far > distance from the abused Tangela she rescued from a trainer a few months > ago. Carefully she retraces her steps to the others. "You guys okay?" > > > > >>Damian's attention is diverted after a beam strikes Kabutops in the > > >>chest and ice forms on it. He turns to see a Lapras and reacts with > just > > >>as much speed as Jon had displayed only a moment before. > > >>"Bulletproof, thundershock!" Bolts shoot from the screws that > protrude > > >>from the Magnemite's body causing its water-borne opponent to react > in > > >>pain. > > >> > > >>Noticing that the attack really isn't enough, Damian orders his > > >>Kabutops "Time to replenish yourself Edgy. Absorb!" As a beam of > > >>light flows between the two combatants, Damian grabs a pokeball from > > >>his backpack and throws it at the long-necked pokemon. It > disappears > > >>in a glow of red and after some rumblings of discontent, yet another > ball > > >>signals a successful capture. > > >> > > >>"That went better than I could've imagined." Damian carefully makes > > >>his way over to the edge of the water to retrieve his new catch and > > >>shouts out "How is everybody doing up there?" > > > > > >Alerted by the noise of the furious melee and the fallen Lapras, a > > >pack of Seel make a run from the water beside Damian. The sea-lion > > >Pokemon scale the slope with ease, but tire before escaping into the > > >mists and give enough time for Felix to draw a bearing on them. Julia squints her eyes trying to see where she's going. She notices a seel being attacked by other seel for some reason. Julia makes her way closer and squints her eyes even more. She sees that the seel are attacking the seel for having a black mark which appears to be oil. "I'll catch it those seel shouldn't be so prejudice. I'll give it a good bath after I catch it", thinks Julia as she brings out one of her many spare pokeballs. Julia throws the pokeball. The seel already weakened by the other seel's attacks allows itself to be caught. "Alright", says Julia as she attaches the now occupied pokeball to her belt. > > > > > >Rather than draw a Pokeball, Felix silently decided to do things the > > >hard way. His Pokemon shouldn't be made to fight a (hopefully) new > > >friend, the Son of Charlesson scooped up a handful of frozen soil, > > >compacted it into a ball and tossed it at the fleeing Seel. > > > > > >The mist enveloped his field of vision, and he saw the projectile > > >disappear into the thick shrouds of mist. A faint cry of "Seel!" came > > >from the depths of the fog, followed by a thump. The ball flew out > > >from the shrouded cavern and into Felix's hands, and was swiftly > > >returned. > > > > > >While the game of catch continued, Felix took hold of a spare > Pokeball > > >with his free hand, expanded it with a press of his finger and > covered > > >it with frozen soil from the ground. When the ball returned to him, > > >Felix put the snowball down and threw the Pokeball instead. > > > > > >From the murky depths, the snap-hiss of a Pokeball echoed through the > > >room, followed by a faint red glow. The light led Felix to his new > > >capture, he picked up the cold Pokeball and clipped it to his waist. > > >Just in case the rest of the pack returned, Felix's hand released a > > >Pokemon, Chansey, the Chansey. > > > > > >"Chansey?" The egg-Pokemon shivered, not used to the cold outside of > > >the Pokeball. > > > > > >"Come on, you might even see Articuno." > > > > > >As if directly cued with Felix's sentence, a loud bird-call fills the > > >cavern. Somehow, the Legendary Bird of Ice must have had enough time > > >to rescue a group of independent Pokemon and vigilantes from a > > >mountain west of Cerulean, recover from the attacks of a > controversial > > >character's Magmar, and make its way back to Seafoam all to be the > > >centre of attention from an ever-expanding group of travellers. > > Hearing the call of the bird, Pteryx squawked in agitation. The little > Aerodactyl shivered and huddled in it's carrier. "Shhh..." said Sarah > Jane, calming the baby. She reached into her backpack and pulled out a > towel to wrap the baby in, as the cave seemed to become colder. Then > she pulled out a camera. It might be difficult to physically capture > the majestic legendary bird, if it appeared, but at least she could > capture it on film. > Hearing Pteryx's squawks Julia's baby staryu begins to react as well. "Calm down staryu", says Julia as she brings her staryu closer in an attempt to calm it. > > > > "Go! Vulpix!" Jon said softly. He held the younger Pokemon in his > arms to > > attempt to warm both of them. Jolteon stood beside, amazingly not > feeling any > > temperature change. > > > > "Hey, Damian, what'd you get down there?" Christy called. > > > > "I got a Lapras!" Damian replied. > > > > Jon smiled for the first time with memories of Lapras. "It was just > slightly > > smaller than mine was, so it should be rather powerful for you. Or > maybe > > more...since mine was older." > > > > The group now went down a gradual incline. At the bottom, the trail > turned > > left and went along the river. Runt went down to the edge to wash his > hands, > > and the others stopped to talk for a second. The blue color of the > river was > > in stark contrast to that of the rest of the Pokemon world. > > > > Everyone minus Runt was engaged in a good conversation about Articuno > lessons > > when they heard a splash and some muffled underwater screaming. They > whirled > > around, to find Runt's head being sucked underwater by...something... > > > > The three boys ran over to pull him back from the edge. As Runt's > face came > > up, all four people were suprised to see what had been taking him > under- a > > Horsea had latched onto Runt's nose. > > "Oh my...." said Sarah Jane. > > > > > Damian, Jon, and Felix fell over laughing. > "Must...have...thought...you..were > > a ....Slowpoke..." Christy spat out between giggles. Meanwhile, Runt > had > > business to take care of. In one strong movement, he plucked off > Horsea and > > tossed it down on the ground. > > > > "Go! Tiny!" he yelled as he prepared for battle. "Slam!" > > > > The Dragonair threw itself at the tiny water Pokemon. After one > hit, the > > poor thing wouldn't move. Runt accordingly threw a Pokeball, and was > rewarded > > with a new catch. > > > > "What a way to catch something..." Kirsty muttered. Regrouping, they > continued > > on ahead. The tunnel began to curve back toward the beginning, and > the trip > > was uneventful for about 10 more minutes. Suddenly, they turned a > sharp corner > > and entered a large chasm, about 100 yards by 25 yards wide. On one > side was > > an archway presumably leading from the river area they had been in; on > the > > other was an opening a good way up the wall. The walls were a > brilliant hue of > > icy blue. > > > > Everyone carefully advanced ahead. Halfway through, they heard a loud > barking > > sound. > > > > "Meeh..." Felix said. Sarah Jane stopped and tuned her ears. Everyone > whirled > > as the sound grew louder. Suddenly, there was a crashing of snow and > ice as 10 > > Dewgong smashed into the chasm. Chansey, Jolteon, and all the Pokemon > and > > Humans backed up. Sarah Jane remained at the head of the group as the > Dewgong > > continued ahead. > > > > After a moment, she turned around. "Felix...they're mad about the > Seel." > > Sensing danger Julia releases Sentinel the young kangaskhan immediately goes in front of Julia and into a defensive stance. "Relaz Sentinel just be careful", whispers Julia to Sentinel. > > Felix turned red. "I'm not giving it back." > > > > As they continued to approach, Sarah Jane gave up her stand and > returned. > > As she moved towards the others, she pulled out a Pokeball and released > Starfire. The Ponyta whinnied in surprise at the cold, but did not > object as Sarah Jane clumsily mounted its back. She winced in pain as > she put weight on her sprained ankle. > > > Everyone took off at high speed toward the exit. > > > > > "We won't make it!" Christy yelled. "They cut off the exit!" > > > > The Dewgong began to herd them back toward the wall. Ten was a lot to > fight > > against... > > > > Up against the wall, there was no choice. Fight or die. Everyone > readied two > > Pokeballs. > > > > Suddenly, from behind them, a brilliant shimmering blue object came > out of the > > wall. > > > > "GYAOO!" it cried. Everyone looked in amazement. > > > > "ARTICUNO!" someone yelled. 7 Pokedexes analyzed it. "Articuno. A > legendary > > bird Pokemon..." Not having a pokedex of her own Julia listens attentively to what the other's pokedexes have to say about the legendary bird. > > > > Quickly, while still mounted on Starfire's back, Sarah Jane > excitedly snapped several pictures of the legendary ice bird. > > > All in attendance watched in amazement as it spiralled over to the > other side > > of the chasm, then back. Midway through, it launched a bright beam > from its > > body that smashed among the Dewgong, scattering them. The sea lions > all ran, > > save one that stood still. Articuno then flew over the group, > sparkles falling > > over everyone. It flew back through the wall. > > > > "Whoa." Damian said, summing up the thoughts of everyone. Sarah Jane > took > > advantage. "Pokeball! GO!" she yelled as she threw a Pokeball at the > fallen > > Dewgong. > > > > "Nice catch." Jon commented. Organized once again, they headed for the > cavern > > exit...and ended up in bright daylight. > > > > "What a trip!" Kirsty said. They returned to where the other Pokemon > had been > > left relaxing. > > Drake and Shields looked at them with suffering look. The Dragonite and > Mr. Mime were tangled in the leashes of two hyperactive Nidorans. > Cuddles and Spunky were also tangled up. > > "Niiiii...." said the two troublemakers. Trying not to laugh and fall > of her seat astride Starfire, Sarah Jane snapped a picture. Shields and > Drake glared at her. She slides off Starfire and begins to untangle the > Pokemon. > > > > > "Well..Cinnabar's right there," Runt said, pointing. "How about > getting some > > Volcanobadges?" "Cinnibar? Hm that gives me an idea I think I'll name my stary Sapphire", says Julia as her staryu responds happily to its new name. > > > > Everyone nodded in unison, save Felix who simply smiled. More > preparation was > > to be done for the voyage. > > > > "Return, Jolteon and Vulpix. Go, Pidgeot!" Jon called out his flying > Pokemon. > > 6 people then made a portage of the canoes, hefting them onto the > other route. > > Sarah Jane called back Medusa and Starfire, then reclaimed Cuddles and > Spunky's leashes. Pteryx popped her head out of her carrier and > squawked hungrily. Quickly, Sarah Jane fed the baby a few spoonfuls of > pureed beef baby food. > > > > > "Drake? Ready?" Damian asked. Everyone loaded back up into the > canoes, or > > onto their Pokemon, for the short paddle to Cinnabar. They reached it > in short > > time. > > "Let's get all the Pokemon healed, and grab a bite to eat," said Sarah > Jane. "I'm starved." > > <TBC> > > RL Note: sorry I couldn't write more.... I'm writing from school during > a slow moment. > Zephyr- (Would have written more but I'm busy with the 'Zine and an article for the school's newspaper) -- Every rule has an excpetion except for those that don't.- MTSowbugs > > -- > (o)_(o) || Time Lady, sailrgal@swbell.net > _(^*^)_ || sailrgal@hotmail.com, sailrgal@my-deja.com > (__ __) || Visit the Mystic Manor Homepage > /_/\_\ || http://members.tripod.com/~MysticManor > > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ > Before you buy.