I know that most of you have waited for this Chapter for quite a while and I would like to apologise to all of you for the long delay. I was planning to get it up on the weekend but, I had to go away for the weekend and didn't get back until late on Sunday. HOWEVER, I did take a pad of paper with me and wrote my ideas for Chapter 4 and I have now typed it up for you to enjoy. Sorry again to everyone and I hope this doesn't discourage you from reading it.
Chapter 4 – Secret Suspicions Turn to ash…
“Misty, will you please open the door?” Brock asked wearily once again having done so for the past half hour and repetitively banging on the door.
After Ash had told his friends about the awkward incident with Misty, they had all returned to the room after waiting for her for ages at a table in the main hall. None of them had eaten but May had insisted on filling up half a dozen napkins with food before returning to the room. When they had arrived outside their door, Misty had refused to let them in. Not one of the group had the key, making Ash realise that he must have dropped the key in the room after he’d left in a hurry.
May, still carrying her bundles, explained to the door that she understood how Misty felt and would appreciate it if she could open the door so that she could freshen up in the bathroom without the boys around. Misty let her in and slammed the door in the boys’ faces, allowing them to be tormented by the sounds of the shower.
“Hey, Misty, May!” Max shouted. “Could you please at least let me and Brock in because we didn’t do anything! It’s all Ash’s fault!”
“What!?” Ash sounded appalled by Max’s “Misty could have easily locked it from the inside!”
“I did lock it from the inside but you went and opened with key!” Misty muffled voice said from the other side of the door. “The only thing I didn’t do was put the catch and bolt across because I was going to leave soon but you come in and don’t even apologise!”
May giggled next to Misty. Pikachu was helping itself to food on the napkins. The girls thought that it would be unfair to let Pikachu suffer on Ash’s behalf so May had allowed it to jump on her should as she’d entered the room.
“Attention passengers,” a female voice echoed through the speakers located in the hall and in the rooms. “We have a very special guest who is aboard our boat today. He has announced to the Captain that he would like to hold a party tonight as an apology for the delay in out trip.”
Misty and May looked at each other in surprise. “Ash?” they asked each other in unison.
“The generous party will be held tonight at eight o’clock in the main hall. The guest requests that Pokemon fancy dress costumes are necessary for those wishing to attend as dancing and Pokemon art will be main events. He also requests that you bring on Pokemon in a ball to the party. If you do not own any costumes or Pokemon, please make your way to the reception where we will be happy to lend you one.”
Misty and May both looked at the clock in their room. Six o’clock. They boys were banging on the door more forcefully and urgently as they wanted to attend the party.
“Should we let them in?” May asked. “After all it seems like Ash has organised this whole thing to apologise to you and the passengers.”
Misty nodded. “Yeah, I think they’ve learnt their lesson. But don’t give Ash any hints that we know it’s him who organised this.”
The door was moving viciously as if someone was trying to break it down. The girls looked nervous as Misty cautiously moved towards it. She jumped as the handle moved when she was about to grab it. She opened the door, only to find Brock, Ash and Max running at her. She screamed with a look of horror on her face as the boys toppled over and landed on to of her. May clasped her hands over her mouth.
“Will you please get off me?” a voice pleaded desperately from the bottom of the mass of arms and legs.
The boys individually got off the pile and saw a dazed Misty lying flat on her back with swirls in her eyes. They apologised profoundly to her after she’d given them a blow out lecture on their manners. Once she’d cooled down, they made their way back to the reception to another long queue…
The gang rushed back to the room with their costumes and waited anxiously for Brock to open the door. It clicked open and they rushed inside. Each started putting on their separate costumes with Misty running into the bathroom with hers. She unlocked the door minutes later with a glum look on her face.
“What’s wrong, Misty?” Brock asked her while he started putting on his Geodude arms.
She was wearing a Lapras outfit where her arms were inside the front fins. Her head was visible through Lapras’ mouth but she was having difficultly getting through the door. May, who was clipping her Beautifly costume wings to her back, abandoned her task and attempted to pull Misty through the door. Misty flapped her fins about helplessly as May put her feet on the doorway and pulled with all her might.
“Max! Can you please help?” May called to her brother.
“I would sis, but I’m kinda limited to how much I can move.” He said while twirling around on the spot.
Dressed as a Seedot, all that could be seen where his ankles and shoes and his face poking out of where the Seedot's facial features would have been. There were no arm holes in the suit so he was restricted to only moving his legs.
“I’ll help.” Brock said as he set his mask and Geodude arms down on the bed.
He left his bulky middle piece on, which was held up by bracers and started from his centre and finished by his armpits. He waddled over to Misty and grabbed one of her fins. He pulled and, together with May, managed to drag her through the door. She thanked them for their help but she still didn’t seem happy.
“Misty, what’s wrong?” Brock asked her again.
“I don’t think I like this costume.” She replied.
“Why? It looks fine to me, Misty.” Ash responded through his Pikachu head.
He was wearing a one piece Pikachu outfit with a detachable head. He took off the head and looked at her.
“What’s the matter with it?” he asked. “Apart from you can’t get through doors.”
She glared at him, then sighed while turning around.
“This is the problem.” Misty replied.
She revealed behind her an enormous inflated part that was attached to her and resembled the Lapras’ body. The gang laughed at her to see such a large extension. She announced that she was going to change her costume and Brock opened the door for her. She ran at the door, hoping not to get caught and tried to jump through the doorway, only to get stuck halfway. Her legs were waving wildly in the air and the back end of costume was standing upwards. She yelled for her friends to help her so Ash, May and Brock ran at the blue lump and successfully pushed it through the door. They watched Misty waddle down the hallway, the back end of the Lapras bobbing up and down the rhythm of her movements. A few passers-by stopped and stared at Misty. She glared back at them and shouted angrily. They backed out of her way as she stomped down the rest of the hallway moaning about her stupid costume.
The rest of the group went into the room and finished getting ready. Brock attached his Geodude arms on to his own and put on his head mask.
“How do I look?” he asked his friends.
“You look great!” May answered. “What do you think of my cool outfit?”
She twirled around on the spot so that everyone could see her. She was wearing a long, strapless grey dress that had a slit at the front creating a train behind her with matching grey slippers. Her hair was covered by a hat decorated with a Beautifly’s face, antennae and tongue and two huge identical wings fastened to her back.
“You look nice.” Brock replied. “Just like a giant Beautifly.”
May smiled appreciatively towards him.
“Thanks, Brock. Let’s see what the really thing thinks of my impersonation.” She held up a pokeball and threw it into the air. “Come on out, Beautifly!”
A white silouette of a Pokemon disappeared and revealed the Pokemon in a shower of sparking dust. It yelled out its name and looked at May.
“So, Beautifly, what do you think?” she asked, spinning before it.
It nodded its approval and dance around her happily. Max wobbled over to his sister with difficulty.
“May, I don’t like this costume anymore, I want to go change it.” He moaned.
May put her hands on her hips and looked at her brother.
“Well it’s too late, Max, because the party starts in ten minutes. If you were really that worried about it then you could have gone and changed it with Misty!”
She looked towards the door.
“Can you see her yet, Ash?” she asked her friend.
The giant Pikachu stared in her direction and shook its head.
“I wonder what’s taking her so long?” she thought aloud as another couple dressed as Pokemon walked past their door.
“We’re gonna have to leave without her if she doesn’t hurry.”
Max kept losing his balance and bumping into everything. May ignored him.
“Maybe we should leave her a note and head to the main hall.”
She waited for her friends to reply but before they could say anything, a slim figure came running down the hallway. She was wearing flat, bright blue slip-on shoes with a strapless dress that stopped just above her knees. It was a bold, aquatic blue with a white wave lining the bottom of the dress. From this white mass emerged white circles resembling bubbles that were randomly scattered near the bottom of the gown. The girl was also wearing a silver necklace with a blue teardrop gem, which glistened in the dimming light and matching teardrop earrings. Her auburn hair was down and she had a blue headband that had blue bunny ears with pink interiors. On her wrists were corresponding blue ruffled bracelets and she turned around in front of her friend to display a zigzag tail with a big metallic blue ball on the end.
“Wow, Misty! You look great!” Ash exclaimed as she came down the corridor and showed him her new outfit.
May and Brock moved towards to the door to see her as Pikachu jumped on to Ash’s shoulder and agreed with its master.
“Yeah, Misty, You definitely resemble a giant Azumarill.” Brock added.
May smiled at her. Her Beautifly approached Misty and examined her. It nodded its approval. Brock glanced at the clock in their room.
“We should really get going guys.” He said.
May recalled Beautifly to its pokeball and put it in a side-shoulder bag, which she put on her shoulder. She watched as Max still couldn’t keep his balance in the room and started hopping on one leg. When he ended up on both feet, he began side-stepping and walked straight into the wall by the door. He fell backwards but immediately jumped on to his feet and walked past May – who was holding the door open for him – and muttered his dislike for his costume. May shook her head in disbelief and locked the door behind her.
When the group of friends reached the hall, they were amazed to see so many people dressed up as all the different kinds of Pokemon. Brock, however, was estatic to see so many pretty girls. With his imaginary fan club of hearts dancing around him and in his eyes, he leapt, hopped, danced, strided and galloped to every girl in sight – exclaiming his love and intolerable affection to each unlucky female. Misty was in no mood to chase after him and as Max was immobilised, no-one could be bothered to stop him. Instead, they pretended to not even know him and his strange behaviour towards girls.
Can you see any buffet bars, Ash?” Misty asked while turning around behind her. “Ash? Where’d he go?”
Her friend had disappeared from sight. May nudged her with her elbow.
“He’s probably getting ready to make a speech for this party.” May whispered, grinning.
Misty laughed, knowing that would most likely be the last thing he’d do and was more likely stuffing his face at the nearest food table. She looked around to see if she could catch sight of a giant Pikachu, but being hungry herself made her way over to the nearest table laden with food and picked up a plate for May and herself. They helped themselves to as much food as possible and sat down on one of the side tables at the edge of the room. They could see a little Seedot figure constantly losing its balance as so many people walked around it until it eventually fell over and rolled under one of the tables piled up with food and disappeared under the table cloth. The girls both laughed as Max rolled from the other side of the table and tripped up Brock who was about to grab a girl’s hand and declare his affection for her. A boy with green hair and dressed up as a Masquerain approached the girls’ table.
“Well, well, look who it is.” The boy stated mockingly towards May.
Her eyes narrowed at him. He was holding a single rose and was smiling at her.
“Hello, Drew.” She said casually. “Where are you headed now?”
“Oh, I’m just going to wander around Sootopolis for a while and do a bit of sight seeing. Here.” He said as he handing May the rose. “Catch ya later.” He finished and walked away to the other end of the hall.
“Who was that?” Misty questioned.
“Oh, he’s my rival when it comes to co-ordinating.” She replied while smelling her rose. “But I’d say we’re really good friends.”
Misty smiled. “It’s nice to have good friends who are always there for you.”
“Just like you and Ash?” May asked.
Misty’s cheeks tinted pink as she looked down at the tablecloth and softly smiled.
“Yeah, just like me and Ash.” She replied confidently.
“So, how long have you known Ash? When did you first meet?”
“Thank you guests, to all that have attended this most humble party.” A man started saying through a microphone to get the audience’s attention.
May and Misty rushed from their seats and to the front of the stage where the man was standing.
“I would like to say a few words before out gracious guest takes the stage. Firstly, I would like to apologise once again for our delay but I hope that you are enjoying your extra time and that your rooms are comfortable.”
“I can’t see Ash anywhere!” May whispered urgently to Misty. “Do you think that he’s hiding back stage?”
“Hi, guys! I’ve been looking all over for you!” A giant Pikachu stood beside Misty with its head under its arm.
It threw an apple to Misty who caught it in two hands and looked shocked at him.
“But, if you’re here,” Misty seemed confused. “Then who’s going to be up there and hosting this party?”
“May I please introduce, our delightful and generous guest!” the man finished and backed down from the stage as a figure walked up to the microphone.
May and Misty gasped.
End Chapter 4
Well, they you have it. I know its not very pokeshippy but I don't want to rush things and I've involved the other characters a lot more to make it more realistic. I don't think you could picture some of this chapter happening in the anime but PLEASE let me know what you think of it.
I've had a guilty bug bothering me all day and weekend because I couldn't get this to you faster but I really hope you like it. As always your reviews and comments are much appreciated.
LOL. I am sorry that it takes so long but I do try and keep my ideas for the story fresh in my mind but I do have to fit in the story around H/W, coursework and everything else those evil teachers feel like setting us to do at home! But I will try and get the chapters up on this thread asap once I've written them for you.
Originally posted by NUKUDRAGON
theres only one big problem with this story............ u take to long to update it!..............
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