OK, this is my first shipping fic(I haven't done any regular fics on here, but I have on other websites) so please keep that in mind while reading. I know the first chapter is pretty short, but trust me, they will get longer. I repeat, THE CHAPTERS WILL GET LONGER. I didn't put a rating cause I'm not sure if it's PG or PG-13 yet.I will post one ASAP however. Oh yeah, this takes place early in the Battle Frontier.(Ash's Phanpy hasn't evolved yet, May doesn't have Eevee yet, etc) Now, without further ado, let the fic begin!
Chapter One:A Boy And His Horse
“Why does this mountain have to be so high?” A young boy complained.
“Yeah, it’s bad enough being forty degrees up here, but we have to climb a mountain, too?” A girl of around the same age said.
“There was a lodge back there, why couldn’t we of stopped?” A much younger boy asked.
“Because we have to get over these mountains to get to the next Battle building.” Answered a man much older than the rest of the group.
“Oh, sure, Brock is all nice and warm in his pants,” May moaned, “but here we are wearing shorts.”
“Come on, May, I’m wearing pants and I’m cold too!” Ash retorted.
“I’m not exactly a furnace, but you’re right. I’m probably warmer than the rest of you.” Brock replied.
They continued walking up the snow-filled mountain that was just one in the middle of a mountain range called the Peschara Mountains. They were cold and freezing year-round, which was a delight for skiiers, but not for much of anybody else. It was currently snowing where they were.
“Hey, do you guys hear something?” Max asked.
“I don’t hear anything except-“
“Sssh! Be quiet May!” Max scolded.
They all stopped and listened. Sure enough, they could faintly make out the sound of something that sounded like trampling.
Max turned around. “Is that…a moving fire?” He asked, pointing toward a small amber light in the distance that was moving fast.
“Hey, Max is right!” Ash said, turning around also. “Isn’t it moving kinda fast?”
Brock and May turned also. “He’s right.” Brock said. “A little…too fast, if you ask me.”
“Hey, it’s getting louder!” May squealed. “Maybe it’s a campfire chariot come to rescue us from the cold!”
The boys turned to look at her. “A campfire chariot?” They said in unison.
Brock turned back to the lightsource. “Wait a minute, guys…I think…that’s a Rapidash!” He cried, plowing into them in order to get them out of Rapidash’s line of fire as it dashed past.
“What the hell is a Rapidash doing in these mountains?!” Brock yelled.
“Uh, Brock…I think someone was riding that.” Max said, getting up out of the wet snow. “Great, now I’m wet and cold.” He muttered.
“I still don’t see why someone would bring a Rapidash into these mountains.” Brock said. “I mean, sure, you could get around quicker, but what about when you stopped to rest? Wouldn’t the snow extinguish it’s flames?”
“I dunno, but I say we keep moving before we freeze to death up here.” Ash said, getting up out of the snow.
“Good idea.” Brock replied. “Alright guys, let’s keep moving!”
“Stop it Brock, we know you’re not enjoying this any more than we are…” May commented.
Before long, they had come the edge of a cliff.
“Great. Now I see why we were going up so much.” May moaned.
“Hey, look over there!” Max exclaimed, pointing to a Rapidash who was currently locked in a trance with a glaring Sealeo. “Isn’t that the same Rapidash that nearly ran us over before?”
Brock nodded. “Yep, that’s the one. Looks like it’s trainer-“ he gestured to a young man standing a few feet behind it in a parka-like jacket-“wants to battle with that Sealeo.”
“Ha, this should be interesting!” Ash said, seemingly forgetting the freezing weather.
“Oh come on, Ash! We have to find a way out of these stupid mountains!” May yelled.
“Okay Rapidash, Fire Spin now!” The trainer yelled. The flaming horse opened it’s mouth and shot out a spiral of fire at the Sealeo, who jumped and dodged, which sent the Fire Spin right for Max.
“Aaah!” Max yelled, running out of the way. “Hey, watch where you’re aimin’ that!”
“Sorry!” The trainer said, waving a hand.
The Sealeo began to power up a ball of ice in it’s mouth.
“Heh, an Ice Ball. Rapidash, melt that as soon as it comes near!”
“Sealeooo!” The Pokemon cried, releasing the small ice ball. Rapidash blasted it with another spiral of fire and melted it. It then aimed another Fire Spin at Sealeo again.
“C’mon Rapidash, we gotta beat this stupid seal!” The trainer yelled as the Seal Pokemon dodged yet again. This routine continued for some time, until the humans began to notice a blizzard was brewing.
“Oh no, not a blizzard!” May moaned. “It’s bad enough being stuck up here in these stupid arctic mountains!”
The two battling Pokemon had moved around so much, now Sealeo was facing them and Rapidash was on their side of the cliff.
“Rapidash, Overheat!” The trainer yelled, clearly upset.
The Horse Pokemon shot out a thick stream of fire at the Sealeo, who dodged, but was also starting to get upset. It powered up yet another Ice Ball, which had now grown to be bigger than it’s own head. It fired.
“Dodge it!” The trainer yelled.
It obeyed, and now the Ice Ball was sent spiraling right toward Ash and Pikachu.
“Ooof!” Ash cried as the attack hit him square in the chest. At that very moment, the intense blizzard started.
“Aaah!” The three yelled in unison. “Where’s Ash?!” May yelled over the quickly rising winds, which was blowing snow in their face at an intense speed.
Brock turned around. “Ash!!” He yelled.
Ash was getting blown off the cliff, with Pikachu, having been blown off his shoulder, and was now sent spiraling over the side.
“Pi pi pi, pi pi pi!” The small mouse Pokemon squealed.
Back on the top of the cliff, the gang was fighting not being blown off themselves by the intense winds.
“Rapidash, let’s get out of here!” The trainer yelled, jumping on his Rapidash and instantly dashing off. The Sealeo, however, simply waddled over to the cliff edge and dived off.
“Guys! I can’t hold on-much-longer!” Max screamed.”Ahhhh!” He lost his grip on the snow, as they had had to get on their bellies and hold on to the ground to prevent being blown away.
“I’ve-got you-Maaaax!” May yelled, grabbing Max’s hand. However, now that she could only hold on herself with only one hand, she was getting blown up from the ground too.”I’m losing-my grip-too!”
“Hang on guys!” Brock yelled as May got swept up from the ground as well.”Max, grab May’s hand!” He ordered as he grabbed Max’s own hand.
“Grab on May!” He yelled, extending his hand.
“I-can’t-reach!” She yelled.
“Maaaaaay!” Max screamed as Brock brought him back to the ground and May was blown off the cliff.
“Don’t worry Max, she’ll be OK!” Brock yelled. “Right now we have to make sure we don’t get blown over as well!”
“And how are we gonna do that?!” Max yelled back.
“Hmmm…this IS one helluva blizzard…” Brock muttered to himself.
“Hurry Brock! This is no time for quiet thinking!” Max said, desperately trying to keep his grip.
“I’ve got it!” Brock cried out. “This should work. Go, Forretress!” He yelled, tossing his Forretress’s Pokeball.”Forretress, Rapid Spin!”
“Forretress!” It flew in front of them and began spinning as fast as it could, deflecting the wind and snow.
“Ahh, much better.” Brock said, getting up from the ground. “But Forretress won’t last forever. We’ve gotta find a way out of this storm, and then we can worry about Ash and May!”
Max nodded, getting up from the ground as well.”Well, where do we start?”