From: Chuck Einhorn <unicorns@mmtcnet.com> Subject: [PW!] Aquisition and Acception. Date: Friday, November 12, 1999 7:04 PM Dernam and Luke arrived in Pewter. Neo had gotten into a fight, and had been passed up. No bother. The day was waining here, and it was time for rest. The duo walked into the local Pokécenter, and headed for the desk. Luke handed over his 2 balls, and Dernam handed over 5. 5? That's right, Nidoking, Gyarados, Scyther, Hitmonlee..... and Staryu. He HAD caught a Staryu, hadn't he? And he'd promised it to Splash, in exchange for something else. Perhaps Splash had his end of the deal. He had said he was going to Lavender, so it was time to call the guy up. While his Pokémon and Luke's were healed, he logged on the computer. A phone book lay next to it. Dernam flipped through the pages, and found the number for the Lavender Pokécenter. Better than nothing, and his best bet. He retrieved his now healed monsters and dialed the number, sitting down in front of the screen. 6 began to chew noncomplacantly on the now laying down phone book, as Luke leaned against the desk and flirted through glances at a girl on the other side of the center. <In Lavender> "Ring Ring! Phone call phone call! Ring Ring! Phone call phone call!" "Wha....?" Splash stared at the wierd ringing graphics as they danced about on the computer screen. Confused, suprised, and a bit apprehensive, he staggered to the computer, and turned it to the phone feature. "Uhhh, who is it?" "Yo, Splash." "Dernam!" "But of course." The screen turned to visual mode, and Dernam saw Splash, a land mass away. "Wanted to make sure you were all right, but judging from your appearance, you look like you've seen a ghost." "Better yet." Splash held up a Pokéball. TBC Ethan Einhorn