So... I'm new to this site, and this is my first fanfic... I know everyone uses the names May Maple and Brendan Birch, but I'm not very creative with names, so those are the ones I'm using. Hope you like it!
May Maple was riding in the back of the moving van, massaging her temples. Her headache worsened with every bump in the road.
Finally the van stopped and May nearly toppled over. As soon as she climbed out of the van, her mom said,
"May! We're here! You get your own room- and a new clock from Norman! Isn't that something?"
May muttered, when she was out of her mom's earshot, "What's so exciting about a damn clock? It's called a watch for cryin out loud."
She set the clock anyways and then went back downstairs.
"Oh, Professor Birch, your father's friend, lives next door. Why don't you go introduce yourself?" Mrs. Maple suggested.
May sighed and went next door to introduce herself to her neighbors.
Mrs. Birch answered the door, and said, "Oh, you must be May! The professor isn't here right now, but maybe Brendan can show you to him! Brendan's upstairs- go on!"
May trotted up the stairs and into a room, where a boy with snow-white hair was kneeling by a desk, reaching for a Pokeball. He glanced up, seeing a girl with sapphire blue eyes and brown hair covered by a red bandana with a Pokeball pattern on it. She stared right back into his bright red eyes.
"Uh, I'm Brendan. And you are..." He said.
"May. May Maple." May responded, "Mrs. Birch said you could take me to the professor?"
"Oh, yeah! Follow me. Dad's out on field work right now, it's where he goes to see Pokemon in their natural environment." Brendan explained, seeing May's confused expression.
Brendan led May down the stairs and out the door, and then they heard someone cry,
"What was that?" May asked fearlessly.
"I don't know. Let's go find out!" Brendan answered, running out to route 101.
"Dad?" Brendan said incredulously.
"Don't just stand there! In my bag, there's three Pokeballs! Get one!" Cried the man in the lab coat being chased by a ferocious looking black dog.
May reached into the bag and released a Pokemon from a Pokeball.
"Tor, Torchic!" The Pokemon cried, coming out of the Pokeball in a flash of light.
"Go, Torchic, scratch!" May cried, pointing at the dog Pokemon.
Torchic raced forward and raked his claws across the other Pokemon's face. The Pokemon yelped and ran, tail between his legs.
"Torchic, return." May said. She handed the Pokeball to the Professor.
"Here you go." She said shyly.
"Thanks, May. You did excellently against that Poochyena." Professor Birch replied, shaking her hand, "Why don't you both come back to the lab with me, I have something for you."
They followed the professor back to the lab, and he said,
"May, the way you battled, that was just remarkable. Here, you may have the Torchic you used to fight the Poochyena. And also, here's a Pokedex. Please, go fill it up for me!"
"Will do, sir!"
May skipped happily out of the lab. Brendan was about to leave, then the Professor stopped him.
"Brendan, you and your Mudkip are an exceptional team- strong and brave. I want you to travel with May- her father would kill me if anything happened to her. Now go! You know what to do." He said softly.
"Alright, Dad. As you wish." He answered, and then ran out the door into the fading sunlight.
"May!" He yelled after the girl, who was tying her shoelaces.
She glanced up, her sapphire eyes glinting in the sunset.
"What?" She asked, standing.
"Dad said to travel with you." He muttered, putting his hands in his pockets.
"Are you on your Daddy's orders or do you want to travel with me?" May teased.
Brendan chose not to answer. May bounced her Pokeball up and down on her palm, sighing.
"Well... hey, do you want to battle?" She asked suddenly, enlarging her Pokeball, and evil glint in her eyes.
Brendan enlarged his Pokeball as well, and said, "Mudkip, go!"
"Go, Blaze!" May cried, sending out her Torchic.
"Mudkip, water gun!" Brendan ordered, and Mudkip rushed forward and blasted Blaze with water.
"Blaze!" May cried as Blaze flew backwards, nearly hitting a tree.
Blaze stood, a determined expression in his chickeny face.
"Blaze, tackle! Atta boy!" May commanded, and Blaze ran forward and threw Mudkip to the ground.
"Mudkip, while he's at close range, water gun!" Brendan said, and Blaze took up a mouthful of water.
Blaze fell back, swirls in his eyes.
"Blaze! Return, you did a good job, boy." May said sadly, returning her fainted Torchic.
"Good battle, May." Brendan said consolingly, grinning.
May sorta grinned back, and the two continued on their journey, walking into the fading light.
"Hey, we'll need to set up camp soon." Brendan muttered, walking slowly.
They stepped off the path and onto a clear space of soft grass. Brendan's white hair swayed slightly in the wind, and he ran a hand through his hair, sighing. He laid out his sleeping bag, and May stood by him, then walked ten steps away. There she laid down her sleeping bag. She laid on top of the sleeping bag, staring up at the sky. She fell asleep with thoughts of Pokemon running through her mind.