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    That was rather good. Is it me, or do I always picture Giovanni as having some sort of Italian accent?

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    ^ Actually, when he said, "Greetings gentlemen," I thought of CATS. :P

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    Hey, I'm wondering is Giovanni gonna tell them to go to the Sevvi Islands. Well I guess that wouldn't be it considering Blue doesn't go there in the games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flame Haze View Post
    Blue doesn't go there in the games.
    Actually, he does. You meet him several times before he goes back to the Indigo Plateau.

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    Awesome chapter as usual, GM. I know I've been mentioned along with you a few times when people are talking about the best fics on this place, and I must say that I'm honored and a little embarrassed because I'm no where near your level of talent for writing!

    Coming Soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugion View Post
    Actually, he does. You meet him several times before he goes back to the Indigo Plateau.
    Really, I've never seen him, or at least I don't remember.

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    Awesome Chapter G-M! I anticipate the next chapter will be as good, if not better!
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    Agreed. I was not expecting Red to be invited...but still, it was a nice turn! Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Noob View Post
    That was rather good. Is it me, or do I always picture Giovanni as having some sort of Italian accent?
    Well, I've never actually pictured that myself but it makes sense, Giovanni is an Italian name after all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lugion View Post
    Actually, he does. You meet him several times before he goes back to the Indigo Plateau.
    Yeah... Where there are plot differences between the Generation I/II games and the III/IV games, I usually end up going for the I/II not because I prefer them but just because I know them better. I've tried to update where possible but some parts of the story weren't really that compatible with the newer games. As a result, Rival's Story represents a hybrid of the GenI/II games and the GenIII/IV games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Legacy View Post
    Awesome chapter as usual, GM. I know I've been mentioned along with you a few times when people are talking about the best fics on this place, and I must say that I'm honored and a little embarrassed because I'm no where near your level of talent for writing!
    Well thank you very much but I can't help but find this message a little funny seeing as I think the same thing about you! I guess it's a much better situation than each of us thinking ourselves better than the other which would be quite unpleasant.

    Anyway, here is Chapter 98! I hope you all enjoy, just two chapters to go after this one!

    Chapter 98

    There wasn’t much room to sit inside Giovanni’s shack, in fact, it was obvious that it was only designed to hold three people and in the end Red volunteered to sit on the floor. It wasn’t that the shack was so small that only three people could be seated but there was quite a lot of equipment inside the shack which took up so much room that there was no room for a fourth person to sit.

    “It’s very cold out there,” stated Giovanni, “You three must be freezing. Here, take these.”

    Giovanni passed clothes that were more suitable for the current weather conditions out to the three travellers. It was a good thing he had come so prepared too as Red, Blue and Maxwell had seriously underestimated how cold Mt. Silver would be and had worn little more than they usually would while travelling around the region. Red and Blue were given matching black jackets that covered their arms and torso that fitted surprisingly well while Maxwell was given Giovanni’s spare overcoat to wear. Giovanni then walked over to one of the many small machines in the shack and filled up a few thermoses from it, doling out hot tea to the weary travellers. All three of them took the drinks like starving beasts and began guzzling them down desperately.

    “How rude of me,” remarked Giovanni, turning to Maxwell and presenting his hand, “I haven’t introduced myself. I am Giovanni, Leader of the Viridian Gym.”

    “Don’t forget Boss of Team Rocket,” quipped Red quickly.

    “That’s former Boss of Team Rocket, Red,” corrected Giovanni.

    Maxwell waited to make sure Red and Giovanni were finished talking and then politely took the man’s hand.

    “I’m Maxwell,” greeted Maxwell, “I was a Sailor, I’m a good friend of Blue’s.”

    “Pleased to meet you, Maxwell,” replied Giovanni, displaying perfect manners.

    “What did you want us for?” demanded Red between sips of tea.

    “Now, now,” responded Giovanni, “Why don’t you three make yourself comfortable first? There’s food in the fridge in the corner and you can heal your Pokémon on that device over there. It’s a shame really, before I disbanded Team Rocket, one of my men was working on a portable device for healing Pokémon but it was broken in a battle, this was the best I could do with the designs and components that I could salvage. As you can see, I’m no scientist.”

    Blue looked over to the healing station and noted that it was far, far larger than the Reliever, which he supposed was the device Giovanni was referring to. He wondered if Giovanni knew that it was in the Scientist’s battle with Blue that the Reliever had been destroyed or if Blue had, while he was the Champion, possessed a Reliever of his own. He also wondered if Red had been given a Reliever like Blue had, it was wholly possible he hadn’t since Lance was the one who had given Blue his Reliever and Oak was the one who had induced Red. Blue wanted to know what it was that Giovanni wanted to have them do but he was too busy eating food and drinking tea to care at the moment – he was cold and hungry, he didn’t understand how Red could stay focused on that.

    “Tell us now,” snapped Red, “If you don’t, we’re going to leave.”

    “If you insist,” conceded Giovanni, he then turned to Blue and Maxwell, who were seated opposite him to continue, “Do you two feel the same way?”

    “We’re behind Red all the way,” managed Maxwell between gargantuan mouthfuls.

    Blue just nodded, he didn’t feel the same way but he could hardly say that now.

    “Alright then,” said Giovanni, “The last time I saw each of you, that is Red and Blue, since I’ve never met you before Maxwell, I left my Gym and I went to Celadon City, where Team Rocket’s main HQ is based and I disbanded Team Rocket. I tried to send the message out to all the different branches of Team Rocket but it took some time, they can go for a long time without any central leadership whatsoever, you know.”

    “I know,” interjected Red, “I went to the Sevii Islands.”

    “That was you?” asked Giovanni in apparent surprise, “I thought it was someone else. I bet Archer wasn’t happy about being beaten by a kid.”

    “He wasn’t,” replied Red.

    Giovanni chuckled before continuing.

    “Archer was always so much more radical than I,” laughed Giovanni, “I would have loved to see your battle with him, Red.”

    Blue was shocked. Not only had Red stopped Team Rocket from taking over Silph Co but he had also managed to take out one of their peripheral HQs? He certainly had been busy.

    “Anyway,” continued Giovanni, “As I was saying, it took me a while to fully disband Team Rocket. In fact, I had to do some searching, you see, I like to give my Executives responsibilities, the seniors among them do not always need my permission to take on little ventures of their own so it wasn’t easy to find out everything that was going on. During my searching, I happened across something that was far more sinister than anything Team Rocket has ever attempted, something that threatens a great loss of life.”

    “What’s that?” asked Blue, who had now stopped eating because he was so interested in what Giovanni was saying.

    “Underneath Cinnabar Island, there is a lab,” explained Giovanni, “And in that lab, there are several scientists working on a horrific project – a Pokémon so powerful that it is virtually unstoppable. I don’t know what they intend to do with the Pokémon but that’s not my greatest fear. My greatest fear is over whether they will be able to control it at all.”

    Blue suddenly remembered his battle with Blaine – the old man had said that there were people on top of and underneath his Gym. One or two of the burglars who kidnapped Maxwell had apparently escaped on to the roof of the Gym and now it appeared that there was a lab underneath it – perhaps Blaine hadn’t been insane at all? Blue then thought a little more about his battle with Blaine and decided that even if he was right about one or two things, he was definitely insane.

    “So where do we come in?” asked Maxwell.

    Blue could’ve sworn as Maxwell said that, an expression of contempt directed at the sailor flashed across Giovanni’s face, but as soon as he saw it, it was gone, so he couldn’t be sure.

    “We need to stop them,” answered Giovanni, “All we need to do is go down to the lab while the creature is still down there and capture it while it is still in incubation and thus defenceless and that way we can contain the threat.”

    “What are we gonna do with it after we capture it?” asked Blue.

    “We’ll destroy it in the volcano at Cinnabar but that’s the easy part,” answered Giovanni, “This plan will be far easier said than done, that lab will be very heavily guarded and that is why I chose here for us to meet up. We need to train and we need to train for a while, we’re not strong enough yet and I’ve travelled Kanto and Johto looking for the best spots to train and this area has not only strong but rare Pokémon. We can catch new Pokémon for our teams as well as intensely training the Pokémon we already have. So, are you going to help me?”

    There honestly didn’t seem to be anything wrong with Giovanni’s plan, it seemed pretty terrifying that people should be trying to build a super Pokémon and yet at the same time somewhat believable. Particularly considering the fact that Blaine had insisted that there were people underneath his lab and his claim that there were people on top of his Gym had panned out to be correct. Blue looked to Red and Maxwell, who both seemed to be receptive of this plan, they each nodded to each other.

    “We’ll do it,” answered Blue finally.

    Blue's Team: Charizard, Pidgeot, Exeggutor, Alakazam, Gyarados, Rhydon
    Red’s Team: Venusaur, Pikachu, Eevee, Snorlax, Arcanine, Lapras
    Maxwell’s Team: Wartortle

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    Woaw, unexpected much? :S This is amazing, but I'm not sure how you can wrap it all up with only two more chapters :S I guess I'll just have to wait and see. Awesome job :)

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    So they'll have to fight Mewtwo. I agree with Blue Nostalgia, you only have two chapters left unless the chapters are really long I don't see how you can wrap all of it up especially if they have battles most of the battles in your fic take up to four chapters.

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    Lemme guess, Mewtwo? Great Chapter, Gama, I look forwards to seeing how you wrap thisup =P

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    Soo... Blue, Red, Giovanni, and Maxwell are going to lay the hurt on Mewtwo? Can't wait! Also, would you kindly include a few references to Scarface in some of Giovanni's lines?

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    My prediction: Mewtwo will nuke Cinnabar (or make the volcano erupt, either way), and possibly cause Red to have a freak out and stop talking from the shock, explaining why he doesn't talk to Gold in GSC.
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    That's interesting; I might have a look when I have the time. Thanks!

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    I call Red is killed in battle, after trading Arcanine with Charizard so he has a Flying Pokémon and Maxwell's Wartortle with Lapras, so Maxwell has a decently powerful Pokémon. Eevee evolves into Espeon and Wartortle into Blastoise, but all 6 Pokémon in Red's possession are killed along side him. What you see on Mt. Silver is an image with the party Mewtwo saw, created by Mewtwo so Red's spirit never dies, something Blue asked it to do after catching the thing in a Master Ball.

    That's just me though =P

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