From: Shard Fields or Megasomething <goola2u@aol.compostheap> Subject: [PW!] Shard Vs. Jetstorm! Date: Saturday, November 13, 1999 6:19 AM Cerulean City freaked Shard out. It wasn't the proximity to the dungeon where Mewtwo was rumored to live. It wasn't the noise of the big city. It was Misty, the Pokemon League equivalent of... Shard didnít want to know of ANYTHING remotely like Misty. So he had come here. To compete for the legendary Kids WB! Badge. He didn't care about the rules. He didnít care that there were crime-fighters here that made the Jennys seem like an even more minor annoyance than they were. He just didnít want to face the demon that lurked inside the Cerulean Gym. Shard flung open the doors and stepped inside. "All righty, whoever's up for it," said Shard, "Iíve come for the Kids WB! Badge!" Much to Shard's surprise, Jetstorm hovered over to accept. "Iíd be more than happy to put you in your place," he laughed. "But you're not even FROM the right CHANNEL! Beast Machines is on FOX!" protested Shard. "Channel or no channel, I'm here. You wanna fight or not, squishy-boy?" snapped Jetstorm, hovering over the arena impatiently. "You're on, tin man!" replied Shard. "All right then," smiled Jetstorm, "let's get ready to rumble!" "Letís go! Scrapper, nail him!" shouted Shard. Before Shard could throw the pokeball, however, a barrage of energy bolts rained down upon him. "What was THAT for?" replied Shard, shocked, dodging between shots. "You said you wanted a fight, and you're gonna GET ONE!" said Jetstorm arrogantly. Shard gritted his teeth and reached for one of the Magnemites that heíd begun carrying when the Lickitunglash XXL had become too much a burden. Fighting firepower with firepower, he pulled the top magnet off and threw the mechanical pokemon at one of the Aero-drones. It exploded, taking the drone with it. Shard took advantage of the distraction and began running as fast as he could. Compared to Jetstorm, however, it wasnít very fast at all, and Shard soon found himself cornered. "Don't you know," scolded the Vehicon, "that it's not nice to break other kids' toys?" "Jetstorm, you've been one of my favorites," said Shard, "but I guess it's not mutual." Jetstorm at once assumed an air of pride. "Well," he said, "I guess one should let one's fan club live, and you've been an entertaining character yourself... very well," said Jetstorm, drifting aside. "He likes me!" cheered Shard, pride suddenly rushing to his head like a powerful hallucinogen. "He really likes me!" "So," asked Shard, "do I get the badge?" This was the exact wrong thing to ask. "No you donít get the BADGE! You're lucky you got your life, and I'm beginning to reconsider THAT!" shouted a very frustrated Jetstorm. "Er, I'm sorry?" said Shard weakly, a few seconds before Jetstorm directed Shard towards the door with some energy bolts. Once Shard was gone, Jetstorm let out a sigh. "Why can't I ever be in a normal fanfic?" he lamented. Shard, meanwhile, took a look at the outside of the gym. "Not an official badge? I risked my life for... Oooh, I feel so... AARGH!" TBC... .sig not included. Shard Fields on AGNP Megasomething on ATT