Subject: [PW!] The Rocket Card: Don't Leave HQ Without It
Date: Friday, November 19, 1999 3:25 PM
>"Hey! That girl took Gwythaint!" complains Rubix.
>"Just shut up!" says Nori, clutching her head. "When did Sarah Jane
>powerful..." she wonders. "She gets all the breaks...."
>"Get me outta here!" they hear in a muffled shriek from one of the
>Minax kicks the can over forcefully in her irritation.
>"Ow ow ow...." complains Oz as he crawls out of the can. He rubs his
>his Sandshrew crawls out behind him. "Is she gone?"
"Yes, and I can say the same thing about your brain, you damn moron."
Minax grabs Oz by his shirt collar and forces him to stand up, "I'm
tired of dealing with someone who is stupid enough to steal from a
psychopathic psychic. I'm going to go see if I can't find some bandages
for my aching back. I hope we never meet again." She throws him against
the wall as best she can with her bruised arms, turns around, and starts
limping away, muttering about Oz's incompetence and the hardness of
"Waaaait!" Oz, who was left relatively unharmed by Sarah Jane, falls to
the floor and grabs onto Minax's ankle with his hands, "I did everything
you told me! I showed you that I could disguise myself and that I could
steal Pokemon! Please make me a Rocket! I'll keep bothering you until
you do! Please, please, PLEASE!" Oz's Sandshrew chuckles at Oz's lack of
Rubix the Wartortle snickers at Oz while rubbing his own aching head,
"He must like the taste of bullets."
Minax stops. She looks down at the watery-eyed pleading youth who is
grabbing onto her ankle, "I already... Why don't you just..." She
remembers that she was just about as desperate as he is now when she
wanted to join Team Rocket, "Fine."
"Really?!" Oz wipes some tears from his eyes. "WAH-HOO!" He leaps onto
his feet, stands up straight, and salutes Minax, "Agent Oz, ready for
duty, sir! ...I mean, ma'am! ...I mean, Miss Minax! ...I mean, Minax!"
Oz's Sandshrew sweatdrops.
Minax kneels down on a hurt knee and opens her sack, which was set on
the floor by Sarah Jane's telekinetic forces in an attempt to protect
the innocent baby Chansey within, and Omelette wakes up and crawls
outside. "Chan?" She goes off to play with Oz's Meowth, Kitty-chan!
Minax rummages through the sack and pulls out various objects. She
stands up in front of Oz to present him with each item. The first item
is a folded white costume with a large red R visible on the shirt, "Here
is your very own Team Rocket costume, Oz. Wear it with pride." Minax
hands him the folded costume.
"Are you sure it fits?" Oz looks around for a place to try the outfit
on, but doesn't find one in the grimy alley.
Minax faces Nori, who has been staring off into space for a while, as if
she were in another dimension but not really, and sizes the young girl
up. Minax then looks at Oz again and compares, "You two seem to be
equally scrawny. It should fit you too."
Oz rummages through the costume he was handed, "White shirt, check.
Black boots... seem a little large, but check. Pants... Where are the
pants?" Oz shakes the white shirt with the red R on it, and a short
white skirt falls out, "A SKIRT?!"
"I got the Rocket starter kit for Nori. I never got one for you." Minax
smirks, "Besides, it's not like it's anything new to you."
Oz sighs and slouches, "Is forcing me to be a cross dresser part of your
evil plot to take over the world?"
"Do I look like a Slowpoke to you?" Minax shakes her head, then hands Oz
another item, his very own official Team Rocket pin (It's official!),
"You can wear your TR pin inside or outside your costume. I wear my TR
pin on my brassiere, so that no one sees it until it's too late. You
wouldn't believe how many men let me handcuff them to beds without a
"I would." Rubix snorts, then whispers, "...whore." He is responded to
by a sweep kick from Minax which knocks him down!
Minax grabs the leg she used to kick Rubix in pain, "Damn that little
psychic girl. I can't even kick without my leg hurting." She narrows her
eyes, thinking about revenge, then blinks and goes back to Oz's informal
initiation ceremony, "And last, but definitely not least, here is your
Rocket Card." Minax sticks her fingers into one of her black boots, digs
around, and whips out a Rocket Card. This particular card has some
buttons on it, which Minax starts pressing while explaining the card's
function, "You can use your Rocket Card to transport stolen Pokeballs to
the nearest TR Headquarters. This card also serves as an I.D. at most
major Team Rocket locations. The Rocket Card: It's everywhere you want
to pillage." She hands Oz the card.
Upon receiving the card, Oz makes a face and pockets it as quickly as
possible, "Peee-yooo! It has a horrible smell..."
"Don't ask." Minax places her hand on Oz's forehead, "By the powers
vested in me by The Boss, I pronounce you a member of Team Rocket. You
may now kiss my ass." Minax shoves Oz backwards, latches her sack onto
her belt, pulls Omelette away from a playful Kitty-chan, and turns to
leave. Before she can make it out of the alley, she hears a ringing
coming from her bag. She holds her baby Chansey in one hand and uses the
other to reach into her sack and pull out her Communicator.
When the Communicator snaps open in the palm of Minax's hand, a
nondescript Rocket thug in a black uniform appears on the screen. Minax,
Oz, and Nori all hear him say, "Callin' all Rockets in Saffron City,
gather at a Wedding at the Fighting Dojo... Come in disguise. When chaos
ensues, and we'll make sure it will, steal as many Pokemon from the
visitors as you can. Over."
Minax closes her Communicator and stashes it away in her sack. While
still holding Omelette in one hand, Minax points at Oz with the other,
"You. Your first mission is to go to that Wedding and steal a Pokemon.
If you don't send a stolen Pokemon to Headquarters soon, my fellow
Rockets will criticize me for letting you in. Be warned, I don't take
criticism well." With that final threat, Minax limps away into the
shadows, the dramatic affect ruined by her Chansey's playful squeaks,