Sorry for the double post, but here's Chapter Five! =D
For My Love
Chapter Five: A Guilty Conscience
Wes stood up slowly, starting to pace behind his desk. This man that now sat in front of him…this, Drew Hayden, was an individual that had great care for May Taylor.
Then, Wes smiled to himself. Reminded of him when he felt as if he might lose Rui at anytime. He would do anything for her…but those days were long past and now Rui would always be with him.
“Mr. Mitsuki…” Drew started to say.
“Wes is fine, Drew.” He said as he sat back down at his computer and opened the Internet connection. After a few quick links, he turned the screen to face Drew.
“Alright…then. Wes…do you know exactly where May is? I mean…or just a general area?” Drew questioned as he glanced at the screen with little interest.
Wes grinned. “Looked at the screen, Mr. Hayden. Can you see the little yellow bleeping area in the center?”
“What…?” Drew looked closer to the screen and saw what seemed to look like a yellow mark making a little beeping noise and then a small yellow circle flowing out from its origin. “That’s…where May is?”
“Yes. That’s her exact location.” He looked away from Drew and back down. He crossed his arms and laid back in the chair. “But there’s a problem.”
Drew’s smile of just knowing where May was disappeared instantly as Wes said these words. His hope had almost been diminished with those four words. “What do you mean…exactly?”
Wes sighed. “It’s completely surrounded by rock on all sides and where she’s at is underground. It’s a hide out for the newly recreated Team Cipher…but they aren’t called that anymore.”
“Team…Cipher? I thought you defeated them?” Drew questioned, his stomach twisting in knots. The worry that May might’ve been in serious, even critical, danger made his mind tremble.
“Well…I stopped them…or slowed them down. Along with another young man, several years my junior.” Wes explained. “This new Team Cipher, Team Moonlight, is as their name says. They can only come out in Moonlight because their bodies have never seen the light of day.”
Drew stood up abruptly. “But then how did they kidnap May? It’s was around 2:00 in the afternoon…and it was a beautiful day there! The sunlight would’ve touched them for sure!”
Wes simply ignored Drew’s outburst and nodded. “I know. But. Team Moonlight has the ability to shape shift. By shifting into another person, they become that person. Voice, appearance, heart, memories…everything.” He looked away from Drew. “I don’t know if I should tell you this….”
Drew looked at him, straight, sitting back down on the edge of the chair. “Even if you don’t think I should know…you need to tell me everything you know. I’m going after May even if you don’t want me to or even if you don’t come.” He nodded, seriously and Wes sighed, defeated.
“Alright…I’ve been able to access a camera that is put in every room of the Orre Grand Festival area. It was something I installed myself and no one else knows about it except for Rui…and now you.” After a few clicks on the screen, the monitor flashed to a picture of a comfortable room with a young female walking around in it.
She had long brown hair, along with a red shirt and a short blue pair of jeans, around to the middle of her thighs. Her shoes laid discarded near the couch and she simply wore her socks. She was just examining the room before there was a sudden knock on the door. The girl threw down her purse onto the couch and ran over to the door.
Before Drew even thought about the girl, he knew it was May. He could see it in the way she dressed, moved and even just stood. She just gave off an aura that she was May, the same girl from his childhood and the one he would remember all his life. It was her and she was alive…
“May…” Drew murmured. It was all he could make out at the time.
“Yes. This is the video that shows May being kidnapped. Watch who walks into the room, now. Carefully.” Wes said, his gaze into Drew’s eyes very stern.
‘Hey there…May.’ said the man, still on the other side of the door. May stood there, just looking at him before he spoke again. ‘So are you going to invite me in or not, May?’
Drew listened to the voice and it sounded familiar. “Wait…Wes. That’s not…”
“Yes, Drew. Unfortunately…to get to May…the leader of Team Moonlight…” Wes looked to the screen as ‘Drew’ walked into May’s room. “He transformed into you.”
‘I can’t believe it…it’s just so amazing…’ May replied to herself as she held her small, petite Delcatty in her arms. ‘You’re okay…you’re really okay…’ Delcatty looked up to her and meowed happily.
He had lied…Hideki lied…
Her pokemon weren’t Shadow Pokemon…not even close. At least not her Delcatty…
May had summoned the courage to open one of her pokeballs. She knew it was dangerous and that if Hideki had been telling the truth, her pokemon would attack her and kill her. May guessed Hideki had just used that to frightened her…
“Meow…meow…” Delcatty purred as May rubbed behind her ears gently.
‘Even if I can’t speak…even if…she doesn’t know how happy I am to hold her and touch her…I’m just glad she’s happy and pure…’ May thought to herself. May didn’t understand why she could move her body on her own, but she didn’t dare try to speak. Someone would realize that the spell of the Crescent Moon Bands was thinning…
May didn’t want that.
It was time for her to make her escape. In her own way.
Drew stared at the screen as himself and May talked in that room. He watched as May went to get her ribbons to show to him…he saw how he grabbed her and pulled her out of the room as those three men trashed the room…
‘May…it wasn’t me…it wasn’t me…
It wasn’t ME!!’
Suddenly, Drew was completely eclipsed in darkness. He heard May’s muffled screams all around him. He tried to search for the source but it did him no good, seeing as it came from everywhere.
“MAY!!!! WHERE ARE YOU??? MAY!!!!!” He screamed out to the darkness. Suddenly, the figure of May appeared in front of him, reaching out to him.
“Drew…why did you hurt me? Why would you do such a thing? Drew…” she repeated his name over and over again as she started to walk closer to him. When she was within arms reach, Drew reached out to grab and to pull her close to him.
To never let go…never again in this lifetime and anytime after…
But his hands went right through her. And then she walked right through him as well.
“After all those years we spent being friends, rivals and everything…why did you betray me? Why did you do it Drew…? Why…” May repeated to herself, looking up into the dark ceiling. “Drew…I wish you hadn’t deceived me all that time…
I think I loved you…”
Drew gasped as he heard her small, smooth voice reach his ears.
“May…I…” He turned to look at her, but she had disappeared. No one was around and he was all alone. “May!!! Wait!! Please come back!!!”
He felt to his knees in desperation.
I think I loved you too…”
Drew sat up, quickly, his heart pumping fast and his breathing even quicker. That…dream. It was so real…he felt as if he was actually there…Suddenly, he felt his hand being…licked. Jerking his hand away, Drew looked down to see his Absol standing next to the couch he had been laying on.
“Absol? Ab?” the pokemon said softly and quietly.
Drew smiled and petted the pokemon. “Sorry, Absol…” He petted Absol behind his ears, just where Absol liked it the most and the creature closed its eyes and leaned into the scratching with pleasure. “I…just had a dream, that’s all.”
“That was more than a dream, I’m pretty sure.” Wes’s voice came from behind him and Drew turned around to see the man standing on the stairs leading upstairs. “Drew…do me a favor next time and don’t pass out in my office. Rui nearly killed me because she thought I did something to you…” He walked down the stairs and up to Drew.
Drew flushed with embarrassment. “Sorry about that…” He apologized, still petting his Absol absentmindedly.
Wes smiled. “Nah, I was kidding. Don’t worry about it. I’m just glad you’re alright.” He sat down on the empty square of the couch behind Drew. Drew then turned to have his legs over the edge of the sofa. Absol placed his head on Drew’s leg and growled with content. “So…what happened? What made you pass out like that?”
“I…don’t know.” Drew said. “When I realized that person had transformed into me to get to May…my heart was filled with extreme guilt. I heard…her voice calling out to me, asking why I betrayed her….” He looked away from Wes, knowing that his eyes were filling with tears of remorse. “She… thinks…i-it was me. Wes…she thinks I did all of this to her…”
Drew gasped as he felt a hand on his shoulder. “No. May doesn’t think that. She probably already knows that it wasn’t you but someone who transformed into you.” Wes replied, his voice full of concern. “I know this.”
“Thanks…Wes.” Drew replied, wiping his eyes and petting his Absol again. Abruptly, the sound of a small scratching was heard and appeared to be coming from the front door.
Wes grinned. “They’re back already, huh?” He stood up and opened the door as two catlike pokemon trotted in slowly. One was almost completely purple and the other was black and had yellow circles placed randomly on its body. They seemed to glow with life. “I’m surprised you’re back so early, Espeon…Umbreon.”
“Espi! Espeon!” the purple one cried out, pointing over to the other one.
“Do you have something for me, Umbreon?” Wes asked and the black pokemon nodded, holding up its tail. Intertwined in its tail was a small red ribbon. Drew looked at the ribbon and nearly jumped out of his skin.
“Hey…that’s…” He tried to speak but it did him no good.
Wes nodded. “It’s our first clue to get to May even faster.”
=o! Wow, now we're really getting somewherez! xD
Hope you liked it!....and I tried to be more shippy. XD