Something Stupid (Contestshipping One-Shot Valentine’s Day Special) Rated: U
A/N: Inspired by the song ‘Something Stupid’ sang Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman
It was a sunny day at the Lilycove City shopping centre. Among the group of people that were shopping were three young teens, a kid no older than 10 and a small, yellow mouse called Pikachu. They came across a poster that read that the shopping centre would be holding up a raffle event the next day where one of the top prizes would be a romantic dinner for two.
“Wow, Restaurant Lovehart,” a girl said enthusiastically. She was wearing a red bandanna, red jacket, white mini skirt and black shorts; her name was May. “I heard that it’s the most romantic around here. I wish I can be there with a cute guy.”
“Well, you can participate if you want, May,” a boy next to her said. He was wearing a blue jumper and trousers, black and blue trainers, and a red and black cap. He also had a Pikachu riding on his shoulder. His name was Ash.
He looked up to his taller friend, who had a brown jacket, jeans and a pair of blue trainers. He had small eyes, tanned skin and dark brown spiky hair. His name was Brock. “How about you participating as well, Brock,” Ash said teasingly, knowing what Brock normally did with pretty women.
“I’m way ahead of you, Ash,” Brock replied enthusiastically. “I hope I get a chance to finally meet the girl of my dreams!”
“Not much of a chance, I think,” a kid said as he continued reading the poster. He was wearing brown shorts, a green t-shirt and a pair of glasses. “There will be two kinds of raffle tickets. One bunch of tickets will for the boys and another bunch will be for the girls.”
“Small chance there then,” Ash said. “Well, you can count me out. I’m not into that mushy stuff.”
“It says that restaurant would also have an all-you-can-eat for the winners as well,” Max said.
“Okay, I’m in,” Ash said quickly while Pikachu let out a small sigh, knowing how his human friend was like with food.
The next day, many people were at the centre, buying their raffle tickets. The group bought a ticket each since everyone was allowed one ticket each.
Almost everyone participating was anxious to meet the man or woman of their dreams. Some, like Ash, just wanted to go for the free food. The raffle started when a man in a suit walked up to the stage and to one of the small plastic barrels being held by a couple of stands on each side.
After he finished hosting and announcing, he commenced rolling the barrel while everyone waited. After he finished rolling, he opened up the barrel’s hatch and took out a small ticket and read the numbers on it.
Everyone looked at their respective tickets. May’s eyes widened with joy when she saw her winning numbers matched. “I won!” she cried happily. “I won! I won! I won!”
“Way to go, May,” Ash said happily, patting her on the back.
“Ah-ha!” the host said. “We have one of the winners! Come up on stage, ma’am!”
May quickly made her way to the stage, pushing a lot of people aside. When she got on the stage, she showed the ticket to the host to prove that she won. “Very well done,” the host said enthusiastically. “Now would you like to play your chance to find your dream man and roll the barrel?”
“Yeah sure,” May said as she started rolling the other barrel. After a few seconds, she stopped rolling. The host opened the hatch, took out a ticket out of the barrel and read out the winning numbers aloud. “Does someone have that winning number?” he asked.
“I do,” a voice said. It was a voice that was very familiar to May. They turned towards a young man who had green hair and eyes, he was wearing a purple jacket with a black shirt underneath, and he was also wearing blue jeans and black shoes.
“Oh my... gosh...” May thought in slight surprise. “Drew…”
“Hello, May,” Drew said smugly.
May turned toward her friends, not knowing what to do. With surprised looks on their faces, they gave small shrugs showing they hadn't either. She then turned towards Drew and let out a small sigh. “Wow,” she thought blushing slightly. “This is... something.”
I know I stand in line
Until you think you have the time
To spend an evening with me
And if we go someplace to dance
I know that there's a chance
You won't be leaving with me
That night at the restaurant, May was sitting at a circular table covered by a white table cloth. She was wearing a red, sparkling, beautiful dress that reached down to her ankles. In addition, a pair of red high heeled shoes accommodated her feet. Inside, the restaurant contained a large number of assorted items: tables, chairs, and the occasional tropical potted-plant. The red carpet, walls, and high ceiling were also an addition to the lavish display. Apart from her and a few waiters being there, the place was empty because that was part of the prize.
As she sat and waited, she thought numerous thoughts about her past encounters with her upcoming date, Drew. They normally met at various pokemon contests where their pokemon participated to perform astonishing stunts to amaze the audience. Whether Drew or May won or lost a contest, he always gave her a rose as a token of unknown appreciation. He often mentioned that the rose was for Beautifly but May thought that it may be for her.
After some waiting her date had arrived, presenting himself wearing a tuxedo and a rose in hand. “Hello, Madam,” Drew said bowing politely to her.
“Well, Drew,” May said, impressed by Drew’s tuxedo. “Something different tonight I take it?”
“Well, I do my best,” Drew said as a waiter pulled his chair backwards, allowing him to take the seat. “After all, I’m good at first impressions when it comes to restaurants unlike some people.”
“Who do you mean?” May asked with her eyes narrowing at him, thinking that Drew might’ve been mocking her.
Drew placed his finger vertically on his lips in response. “I’m just teasing, sweetheart,” he said as the waiter delivered some menus to them. May blinked a few times with surprise when he said the word sweetheart.
I can see it in your eyes
That you despise the same old lines
You heard the night before
And though it's just a line to you
For me it's true
And never seemed so right before
After having a delicious dinner and desert, a popular love song started to play. Drew stood from his seat and offered her a dance by bowing to her politely, which May accepted by also bowing to him politely and gracefully.
Drew grasped May’s hand gently and took her to the dancing floor of the restaurant. They held each other by the hands as they danced slowly to the rhythm of the song as a popular singer sang his lyrics.
Then afterwards we drop into a quiet little place
And have a drink or two
And then I go and spoil it all
By saying something stupid
Like I love you
They both looked at each other with small blushes on their faces despite that no one else was there; only waiters and waitresses minding their own business as they continued with their daily work or just watching because they had nothing to do.
Both trainers had something to say to each other but they wanted to say something special, and not just the simplest three words that were always so hard for them to say.
I practice every day to find some clever lines to say
To make the meaning come true
But then I think I'll wait until the evening gets late
And I'm alone with you
When the song ended, they stopped dancing and decided to call it a night for they had to wake up early the next day to go on their separate adventures. Drew took May by the hand and they walked out of the restaurant, with one of the waiters thanking them for dining at their restaurant and wishing them a pleasant night.
After a long and quiet walk, with May holding Drew by the arm they made it to the Pokemon Centre where he took her to a borrowed room where her friends were staying for the day.
“Goodnight, Drew,” May said as she went to open her door.
“Wait a second, May,” Drew said as he took out a rose out of his pocket. “A present. Just to say thank you.”
“Thank you,” May said with a blush as she accepted the flower. “And here’s another one,” she continued before pressing her lips on his cheek, slightly surprising him.
Drew showed a small blush while May entered her room, winking at her stylish rival. Drew began to slowly walk away while uttering the words, “I love you.” If only he could’ve said it to her face.
“Did you say something?” a familiar voice said, surprising Drew from behind.
“Um… no, I didn’t say anything,” Drew replied, trying to act cool as he walked away in a calm fashion.
“Well, goodnight,” May said before closing her door.
The time is right
Your perfume fills my head
The stars get red
And oh the night's so blue
And then I go and spoil it all
By saying something stupid
Like I love you
She leaned on the door, let out a small sigh, thinking of the three simplest words that she would one day say to him…
I love you...
END! Happy Valentine, people!