From: Susan the Jedi Hamster
Subject: [PW!] A new enemy [ATTN: Anyone on Cinnabar]
Date: Friday, November 12, 1999 6:06 PM
"Ponyta ta pony ta ta!" (We're finally off!) Mandy grinned, and put Amaranth
into the makeshift pouch she'd sewn to hang on Ember. Ember had promised not to
flame her. She swung her new bottomless backpack over her shoulders and
carefully mounted Ember, trying not to disturb Amaranth's pouch.
"Goodbye! Good luck!" shouted Mandy's parents and the farm owners she'd worked
for. They'd given her an nice parting bonus and her new backpack.
Mandy waited until they'd gotten about half a mile away before asking Ember to
stop. She dismounted and took Amaranth down. "Ember, would you be happier if I
took that saddle off you?"
"Ta ta." (You bet.)
"Good." With that Mandy slapped an item ball against the heavy saddle and
blankets. They disapeared and she put the ball in her pack. "I've wanted to do
that for a long time. I never liked saddles. For that matter, you don't need
reigns or a bit and bridle either." She took those off.
"Nobody move," a voice from the bushes proclaimed. The bushes rustled a bit,
and a tall boy stood up, getting leaves in his hair. Mandy giggled. The boy was
wearing a rocket uniform, but looked extremely incompetant. "What are you
laughing at? It's my first job!" his voice rising a bit.
"Is that your motto?"
"No. I'm just about to get to that," he cleared his throat, them started with
a singsong voice, "I'm gonna take your Pokemon, nya nya nya nya nya."
"It's my first job, give me a break. Lapras, go!" he grinned a bit, "This
Lapras is level 20. Your puny oddish can't take it."
"That...could be a problem. If she's so puny why do you want her?" Ember
whinied a bit and protecively stood over the little oddish.
"Commision. A lady wants a showpiece pokemon. I want that Ponyta too. Lapras,
ice beam!" Lapras let loose a squirt of freezing water, not at Amaranth or
Ember but at Mandy. It hit and Mandy quite literally froze. "Now no one can
stop me. Lapras, " and he had no time to finish because Ember set a firespin
wall about ten feet high around the rocket and his Lapras. Ember then set a
carefully smaller fire spin around Mandy like a hula-hoop and Amaranth drew
away the runnoff.
"Quick, lets go,"said Mandy as she thawed. They galloped off to the Pokemon
center. As they rode, Mandy asked "I didn't know you could do that. You must be
a higher level than I thought."
"Poonytaa Nita." (Nope. Sheer adreneline rush. Almost as good as an X-Attack)
"Well, thanks. Hey, look! The center." Mandy dismounted and walked in, Ember
"Hello. Welcome to the Pokemon center. We heal your pokemon to perfect
health," Nurse Joy said.
"Hi. I was wondering if you would let me post a message on the wall." Mandy
pulled a little paper from her pack."
"Hmmm. Ride to mainland needed, preferably by air to Pewter City. By sea to
Pallet is fine, too. Contact Mandy." Nurse Joy looked up. "Seems fine."
Mandy pulled out some sticky tack and stuck the sign to the wall. "Thanks.
Can I bunk here tonight?"
"Sure."She led Mandy to a large room with bunkbeds lining every square bit of
wall and a good deal of floor. Some of the bunks had tired trainers in them
already. "You may want to put that Ponyta in a pokeball."
Ember did something a normal horse could never do, curling up on a lower bunk.
Amaranth plunked down next to her. Mandy climbed to the top bunk and took a
book out of her pack to read while waiting for someone to respond.
-Susan the Jedi Hamster
Official WDTSF Spontaneous Vocalization Specialist; Director of Unexpected
Contact me where I actually read the mail, Dinsdale@rinkworks.com.