The Team Rocket Chronicles
by Red Dragonfly (aka Rebecca Lang)
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This page contains the copyright, the table of contents, author's notes, and boring stuff like that. If you want to know how I came up with this story and why such ancient things as CD players are mentioned, you can come back and read it. Otherwise, I suggest going straight to the prologue.
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Table of Contents
Prologue: Giovanni's Team Rocket School
PART I: EXPLORATION
Chapter 1: The Best of the Best
Chapter 2: The Best of the Best... and Jesse and James
Chapter 3: Explanations and Accusatios
Chapter 4: Wild Pokemon
Chapter 5: Damages
Chapter 6: Cooperation
Chapter 7: The End of the Day
Chapter 8: A Change of Perspective
Chapter 9: Nidorinos and Nidorinas
Chapter 10: Prepare for Trouble
Chapter 11: Make It Double
Chapter 12: Jaquie's Best Pokemon
Chapter 13: Reactions
Chapter 14: The Discovery
PART II: ALLIANCES
Chapter 15: The Pokemon of Mountaintop City
Chapter 16: Gadara's Tale
Chapter 17: On Being Rational
Chapter 18: Training
Chapter 19: Thoughts in the Quiet Nights
Chapter 20: Morning Rituals
Chapter 21: This Side of Paradise
Chapter 22: The Seeds of Rebellion
Chapter 23: Stress and Dissension
Chapter 24: To Protect the World from Devestation
Chapter 25: To Unite All Peoples Within Our Nation
Chapter 26: Jared's Observations
Chapter 27: March Nineteenth
PART III: TREACHERY
Chapter 28: The Calm Before the Storm
Chapter 29: Thunder in the Distance
Chapter 30: The Storm Breaks
Chapter 31: Psychics, Water, and Rage
Chapter 32: Breaking Point
Chapter 33: To Denounce the Evils of Truth and Love
Chapter 34: To Extend Our Reach to the Stars Above
Chapter 35: Jesse, James
Chapter 36: Team Rocket Blast Off at the Speed of Light
Chapter 37: Surrender Now or Prepare to Fight
Epilogue: Jaquie's Company
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I don't know who, exactly owns pokemon. I suspect Nintendo. At any rate, the copy right does not belong to me. However, Jaquie, Karen, Kris, and Jared are all original characters and I have the rights to them. Probably.
One day I hope to be a rich and famous fantasy writer. But right now, I have no money. So please don't sue me.
Once upon a time, there were only 150 pokemon. It was a simpler time. In the world of my story, the number of pokemon is frozen at 150, while time actually moves forward. Kind of the opposite of the T.V. series. Ash has succeeded in becoming pokemon master and Jesse and James are searching for a new purpose. The American T.V. show is the primary influence, with some of the pokemon stats and attacks coming from a Nintendo cheat guide.
I wrote this story from 1999-2003, when I was in high school. Not only were there fewer pokemon, but people still used things like video cameras and CDs. Also, I did not have my own computer and the Internet was still something of a novelty to me.
Back then, I had a book about pokemon with some human characters inside them. I'd trace around them, change their hair and clothes around, and create my own characters. Then I'd make up stories about them to amuse my younger sister and brother. One such character was Jaquie, Jesse's older sister, who secretly ran Team Rocket and who was everything Jesse wasn't: cool, competent, and intelligent.
I had no idea I was even writing fanfiction at the time. I just knew I liked Jaquie and wanted to write a grand adventure for her. So I did. It took four years. After I finished, I stuffed my story in a drawer, went to college, and attempted to improve my craft. Sometimes, when I read this old story, I shudder at how bad my writing was.
But my sister still likes it. She's asked me to post it for her friends to read. So, here I go, conquering my perfectionism. Though I went back and cut out the worst of the cliches, my work is not as polished as I'd like. Nonetheless, it has some redeeming value, and I hope you're able to enjoy it. :)