You know the place where you used to live,
Used to barbeque up burgers and ribs,
Used to have a little party every Halloween with candy by the pile,
But now, you only stop by every once in a while,
****, I find myself just fillin' my time,
Doin' anything to keep the thought of you from my mind,
I'm doin' fine, and I'm plannin to keep it that way,
You can call me if you find you have somethin' to say,
And I'll tell you, I want you to know it's a little ****ed up,
That I'm stuck here waitin', at times debatin',
Tellin' you that I've had it with you and your career,
Me and the rest of the family here singing "Where'd you go?"
1 Year Later After Ash’s First Year of Being the P. Master - Ages: Ash, Gary, Misty – 21
Inside of Misty’s House
Misty just got done setting up the table for 2 for a special birthday dinner for herself and Ash. Misty went into her bedroom to change into a black cap sleeve shirt over a black and white checkered mid thigh skirt. Misty then started to brush her long hair but stopped when the phone rang and went over to pick up the phone.
“Hello, this is Misty.” Misty waited for the screen to pop up the image as let out a frown when see saw Ash.
“Hey Mist…I’m sor—“
“Sorry that you won’t be making it right?” Misty said in a sad tone.
“Um, yeah…I’m really sorry that I couldn’t visit you on your birthday, someone at the last minute came and challenges me for the title. But I’ll try to visit you in the next few days or something ok?”
“Yeah, ok. I understand…Good luck on your battle Ash...Love you.”
“I love you too Mist.” Ash said and hung up the phone.
‘Great, I made dinner for two…I can’t eat it all…Maybe I should call Tracey, we haven’t hung out in awhile.’
Misty picked up the phone as she dialed the Oak’s phone number and waited for someone to pick up on the other line.
The screen popped up with Gary on the screen. “Oak’s residence, this is Gary speaking.” Gary replied on the other line.
“Hey Oak, is Tracey there?”
“Hey there Waterflower! Yes but he is busy helping my gramps with a big research project right now. I can take a message if you’ll like?”
“Nah, it’s alright. I just wanted to know if Tracey was free tonight…Anyways thanks though, I’ll see you tomorrow when I come in for work. Bye-bye.” Misty said in a sad tone.
“No problem…Hey Waterflower…”
“Happy Birthday and I’ll see you tomorrow.” Gary said and was about to hang up the phone but stopped when Misty spoke up.
“Hey Oak, would you like to come over and have dinner with me? I made dinner for two but it ended up being for one as of right now…” Misty said with a disappointed face as Gary knew what had happen, Ash cancel their dinner plan.
“Sure I’ll be there within half an hour Waterflower. Bye, I got to get ready.” Gary hung up the phone after Misty bid ‘bye’ and then he snuck out of the lab. ‘Gramps is going to kill me for leaving again.’
Gary finally made it over to Misty’s house in a blue form fitting shirt and black cargo pants with a box full of different kind of wine, champagne, hard liquor, and mix drinks beverage. Gary set down his box on the kitchen counter as he pulled everything out to get the party started as Misty just watched him not sure what to say to him but at the same time Misty was trying to calm Azurill down since Gary’s at their place.
“Um Oak, what’s with all the alcohol drinks?” Misty pointed at the supplies on her kitchen table.
“Well Waterflower, seeing it’s that today is your 21st birthday and me having a whole lot of alcohol supplies at my place I say we have a little fun tonight?” Gary smiled as he grabbed some glasses out from the cupboard.
“But I’m not one for alcohol beverages so it’s kind of pointless to bring all that over here Oak.”
“Well if you’re not drinking than more for me. So let’s get eating, I’m hungry.” Gary said as he grabbed a bottle of champagne to the table before taking a seat.
As the night went by, Misty ended up trying all the different alcohol drinks that Gary had brought over. Misty got addicted to the strawberry daiquiri with rum in it. Since Misty didn’t drink at all, all the alcohol that she had consumed left her being a little light weight drunk after a few shots of the hard liquor and at least 4 glasses of the strawberry daiquiri. Gary was still fine and sober since he’s been drinking a lot longer than Misty has. Gary and Misty sat next to each other on the couch talking about anything that came up to their minds as time went by their conversion went from normal to yelling at each other than trying to calming each others down to laughing but then it got all quiet and the conversation got all serious when ‘Ash’ came up as the subject.
“Hey, I’m sorry that you had to spend your time with me instead of Ash, Waterflower.”
“Don’t be sorry Oak. He should be the sorry one. He couldn’t even make it to my birthday again…need less to say he couldn’t even wish me a ‘Happy Birthday’. But whatever it doesn’t matter, I have you here Oak. Thank you, thank you.” Misty said as she lightly pinched both of Gary’s cheeks moving his face side to side.
“You’re welcome, anything for you Waterflower. And you do know that I’ll be there for you whenever you need a friend. Come on, let’s think of something else to talk about to keep your mind off of A—“ Gary was startle by Misty when she placed her hands on both of his shoulders and pushed his back against the couch as she straddle on top of his lap facing him, placing both of her hands on his cheek. Gary just froze when Misty sat on his lap with an uneasy feeling going through his body.
“You’re so good to me Oak, really you are…” Misty let go of Gary’s cheeks and wrapped her arms around his neck, pressing her cheek against his cheek and whispered into his ear. “…Even though we bicker all the time and have lots of disagreements at work…Some times I just don’t know what to think of you, gets me all frustrated but what I do know that you’re a good friend that has always been there for me. Like tonight, you came here as soon as you can to keep me company and to cheer me up…” Misty then pulled away from Gary’s ear and looked at his face for a few seconds as she crept in slowly towards his lip as words escaped her mouth. “…Gawd, why couldn’t I have fallen for you?” Before Misty could place her lips on Gary’s lips, Gary turned his head to the side and slowly pulled Misty’s arms off around his neck.
“Ok Waterflower. I don’t think you know what you are talking about right as of now. The alcohol has gotten to your head, so I think I need to put you to bed and head out before anything could happen.” Gary said as he caught the sad expression on Misty’s face when she got off of his lap to sit next to him.
“Please don’t go Oak…” Misty pleads and grabbed a hold of the bottom of Gary’s shirt when he got up. “…I don’t want to be alone tonight…” Misty then looked up at Gary with a frown, “…I promise I won’t do anything funny to you?”
‘Isn’t that supposed to be my line or something?’ “I don’t know…”
“Please Oak?” Misty gave Gary a pouty face.
“God, how can I say no? Fine but I’ll be sitting in a chair next to your bed until you fall asleep and that’s all. No more request or I will have to leave.” Gary held out a hand to help Misty up off the couch as she stumbles a few steps. Gary had no choice to carry Misty to her bedroom as Azurill followed behind. Finally making it to the bedroom Gary placed Misty on top of her bed as Azurill right next to her, Gary then grabbed a chair and placed it next to the bed and sat down in it.
“Oak, can I ask you a question?”
“Sure, what do you want to ask Waterflower?”
“If you were the Pokemon Master right now…Would you leave a Pokemon battle to go see your girlfriend since she can’t come and visit you and both of you guys haven’t seen each other months?”
“If I haven’t seen her in months and we’ve been going out for quiet some time and I really love her. I say I would…”
“…Why can’t he be like you than?” Misty mumbled under her breathe while hugging the blanket and her knee at her chest.
Gary realized he shouldn’t have blurted it that out but it was truly what he would have done if he was in that position. “Hey, don’t be like that. Come on, you and Ash has been in love with each other for god who knows how long and you guys been able to continue your guy’s long distance for about like what 3 or 4 years now? Don’t tell me you’re going to throw in the towel?” Gary asked trying to look at Misty’s face.
“I don’t know anymore, I love him so much it hurts. I want to see him, hold him, spend time with him and I want him to be able to do the same thing for me but I can’t have that I can’t?” Misty said quietly as she rubbed her eyes to get rid of the tears.
Gary got out of the chair to sit next to Misty to give her a hug. “It’s going to be ok…Just don’t give up yet, I know that you still can make it through these rough times. Where’s that strong and loud Waterflower that I know when times get rough?” Gary tried to cheer Misty as she just let out a weak curl of the corner of her mouth. “…Now how about we stop talking and you go to bed? It’s getting late and we got to go to work in the morning.” Gary said as Misty just nodded at Gary. Gary then returned to the chair next to the bed as Misty got herself comfortable in her bed.
“Hey Oak, I know that you said no more request but could you hold my hand? That way I don’t feel like I’m alone when I fall asleep?” Misty said as she had her right held out towards Gary.
“Sure thing, Waterflower...” Gary grabbed a hold of Misty’s hand as she closed her eyes.
Misty dragged out her sentence since she was finally started feeling a little tired “…I’m glad to have a good friend…No…A best friend like you…To come at my every needs… Thank you Oak…” Misty finally finished her sentence but moments later Misty fell fast asleep. As Misty held on to Gary’s hand tightly.
Gary held on tight to Misty’s grip as he just sat in his chair and watched Misty soundly asleep. Gary let out weak smile and bent over at Misty’s sleeping figure and whispered into her ear, still holding her hand. “Any day, any night, any time, I’ll drop everything and come running to you when you need me...I think I’ve fallen for you…Misty.” Gary pulled away from Misty’s ear and kissed the top of her right hand before seating back down in his chair. About half an hour later, Gary soon fell asleep still held on to Misty’s hand.
I miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone.
Where'd you go?
I miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone,
Please come back home...
About Another Year Gone By- Ages: Ash and Gary-22 & Misty -21
9:17 A.M. – In the Main Lab at the Oak’s Residence
Misty rang to the phone and answered the Oak’s phone with a piece of paper in her hand that she didn’t have a chance to read yet. “This is the Oak’s residence, this is Misty speaking and how my I direct your call?”
“Happy Anniversary Mist.”
“Happy Anniversary to you too Ash. Oh and Happy Birthday!”
“Thanks. I can’t talk long, so how’s work? Is the Oak’s and mom treating you well?”
“Well of course and work has been tiring since you keep on capturing lots more Pokemon. Haha just kidding, um so are we still up for our picnic at our little park tonight?”
“Of course, I’ll see you tonight. But I got to go now, there’s a message I have to attend A.S.A.P. Love you bye.” Ash waved bye.
“Love you too byebye!” Misty blew a kiss at Ash before the screen shut off.
After Misty hung up the phone, Misty read the flyer memo that has been going around town. Misty couldn’t believe the memo mention the little park that she and Ash has called their ‘park’ was going to be demolish for more new houses to be build. Misty looked at the date to noticed the construction to be started tomorrow, day after Ash’s and Misty’s anniversary. ‘So today is going to be our last day for our little park…’ Misty took a few minutes to think to herself before leaving the video phone, as she left the flyer memo next to the phone.
10:42 A.M. – In the Main Lab at the Oak’s Residence
The phone rang as Gary picked up the phone this time. “Oak’s residence, Gary speaking.”
“Hey Gary, can I speak to Misty?” Ash asked on the other video line.
“Yeah, hold on while I’ll go get her.” Gary walked off to search for Misty. About few minutes later Misty finally came to answer the phone. As Gary stood from afar to hear and hoped the phone call this time isn’t going to put Misty in a disappointing mood or depressed her like the last few calls over the months leaving her to breakdown.
“Hey Ash.” Misty answered happily.
“Hey…I…Uh…Can’t make it today for our anniversary; I’m really sorry Mist…”
“What? Why? But you have to make it today Ash…Because our little park is going to be no mor—“ Ash interrupted Misty.
“I’m sorry, but the League just scheduled a Pokemon Battle not moment long ago and other important meeting came up. But they told me that I can make it in a few months on your birthday.”
“Didn’t they say that the last time? Because if I remember right this has already happen a lot. I’m getting really fed up with that stupid ‘League’ and how they are not letting you go out on the day you have already requested to leave! Gawd Ash…I beg you of all days to cancel, please don’t can’t cancel today expressively on our anniversary…Tonight…Just make it tonight ...That’s all I’m asking…” Misty pleads with Ash.
“I don’t know Mist…” Ash said as he wasn’t sure of what to think of why today is such a big deal when he has already missed 2 of the their anniversary visit in the passed years they been together.
“Please Ash.” ‘We have to be together tonight for one last time at our park.’
“I…Ok, I’ll let them know that I’m leaving for Pallet today.” Ash gave into Misty.
“No matter what?” Misty asked uncertain.
“No matter what, I will see you tonight, for you Mist. I promise but now I’m going to go and get ready. Bye now.”
“I’ll be waiting Ash; I’ll see you tonight at 8 o’ clock.” Misty hung up the phone and looked down at the flyer memo with a weak smile, as Gary from afar let out a heavy sigh before walking back to his section.
2:38 P.M. – In the Main Lab at the Oak’s Residence
“Come on gramps, do I have to go to both of tonight’s meeting? I know it’s the biggest research project they want to talk to us about but why do I have to go both? When you get away with going to the second only?” Gary asked and gave Prof. Oak an annoyed look as Misty walked into the area with paper files.
“Because those other Professors want you to be there for both meetings to fill you in since you already missed a few of those other important meetings…” Prof. Oak paused after he still saw Gary with the annoyed look on his face. “…I’ll let you in on a little secret…Tonight, those Professors are going to make you an official Pokemon Researcher and let you take over the Project X under your name. But they want to test you on what you know first in tonight’s meetings. So you have to be at both meetings, first ones at 5 o’ clock and the other one is going to be at 8 o’clock. Don’t be late my boy.” Prof. Oak said as he patted Gary’s back before leaving the room, leaving Gary and Misty standing alone.
“Congratulation Oak!” Misty said excitedly and jumped for joy and then ran up to Gary giving him a big hug. “You’re finally an official Pokemon Researcher.”
”Thanks Waterflower but I’m not a Pokemon Researcher yet. I still have to go the meetings this evening and still have to pass their test.” Gary said as he grabbed the paper files out of Misty’s hand.
“Oh please, you know you got it. You’ve been in this lab studying like crazy, your Pokemon knowledge is about the same level as Prof. Oak. I overheard him when he admitted out loud to himself when he thought he was alone after you had to explain to him about one of your guy’s researches about few months ago…” Misty smiled at Gary’s blank expression. “…Now just don’t miss out on either of those two meetings tonight…” Misty then slowly walked off towards door. “…I don’t know why you missed those other meetings but just don’t miss tonight’s. Go be that Pokemon Researcher and take over Project X, that’s what you want right? If not, than go for what you really want Oak.” Misty turned around and gave Gary a wink before walking out the door.
“Right…But what I want is what I can’t have…”
7:52 P.M. - In One of the Conference Lab Room at the Oak’s Residence
“It is almost 8 o’ clock and no sign of Prof. Oak. We can’t start without him.” Prof. Green said to the other Professors and Gary at the table.
“I’ll go look for him.” Gary offered and got up from his seat and walked out of the room. ‘I guess I’ll go check out the main lab.’ Gary walked down the hallways heading towards the main research lab. As Gary got closer to the door before entering, Gary heard two familiar voices coming from the main lab.
“Alright, is that going to be all Ash?” Prof. Oak asked.
”Yes, that would be all. Thanks and please give Misty the letter that I just faxed.”
“Don’t worry, the letter is on her desk in her little section and I’ll be transferring you the Pokemon you asked for your battle coming up. Good luck Ash.”
Gary slowly stuck his head through the door to see Prof. Oak headed towards the back to machine to transfer Pokemon in and out. Gary quietly walked in and went off to the side to ‘Misty’s’ section and grabbed the letter that Ash had faxed. Gary then walked back out quietly back into the hallway to read what it had to say.
I am so sorry that I had to cancel again. I know that you’re upset but I had to defend my Pokemon Master title so I couldn’t leave. I still don’t know understand on what you mean about by our park being gone, done, over with and so are us? Mist, you didn’t let me tell you before you hung up on me today on the phone that I will be home for your birthday, so we’ll make up things later. I’m sorry again and I’ll call you whenever I get the chance.
Gary folded the piece of paper and stuck it in his pocket and headed out the door into his car heading towards Misty’s house. Gary made it to Misty’s house knocking on the door and waiting for the door to be open. Misty slowly opened the door to find Gary standing in front of her with a concern look on his face as Gary noticed the redness in Misty’s eyes.
“Hey…I heard what happen from my gramps so I though that you might need a friend to talk to as of right now…Can I come in?” Gary asked as he waited for Misty’s response or gestured him in but instead he got Misty jumping into his arms as tears escape her eyes.
Gary hugged Misty tightly to comfort her. “Hey let’s go inside ok? We’ll talk more I’ll listen to whatever you want to say…” Gary let go of Misty turning her around to head into her house. After entering the house and closed the door Gary guide Misty towards the couch so the both of them could seat down on it. “…Go ahead let it all out.” Gary said as tears started coming out uncontrollability from Misty’s eyes.
Misty laid her head down onto Gary’s lap, looking straight up at him but had both of her hands covering her eyes as Misty spoke up in between her sobs. “I couldn’t compete with his Pokemon Master title…He chose his title over me…He said he was coming today…He promised…No matter what…Our park is no more as of tomorrow…And so are we…I…Just can’t…Take it…Anymore…”
Misty cried for about 10 more minutes when she got done talking but due to crying for the last few hours before Gary showed up, Misty was getting really tired as she cried herself to sleep in Gary’s lap. Gary looked down at Misty in her sleeping form hoping for the best when she wakes up. Misty opened her eyes to see Gary also dosed off but opened his eyes when Misty stirred around a bit before she got up from his lap.
“Hey Waterflower, you feel better? Especially after that nap of yours?” Gary asked as Misty rubbed her eyes.
“Yeah, especially when I let out all the frustration I had all in a nice long cry. Um, how long was I asleep Oak?”
“Oh about an hour or so.”
Misty looked over at the clock. “Its 9:14…I’ve been asleep since about 8ish…” Misty then freaked out on Gary realizing the time situation. “Oak! Wasn’t your meeting at 8? You shouldn’t be here, wasn’t it important for you to be at that meeting so you could have become an official Pokemon Researcher and take over Project X?”
“Waterflower I don’t care as of right now. What is important is that I know the fact that you are alright…”
“But…Didn’t you want the official title of a Pokemon Researcher and take over Project X?” Misty asked with a confused look on her face.
“Yes and no…” Gary still saw the confused look on Misty’s face. ”A certain someone told me that if I don’t want to become the next top Pokemon Researcher, I should go after what I really wanted than…So I did, I left the meeting to come here…” Gary looked Misty straight in the eyes with a serious look. “What I want is you. I don’t care for titles or anything else around me when I know the person I care for a lot is hurting and not happy. I want you to be happy so I can see that smile of yours. You do know that I’ll always be here for you whenever you need a friend right? Because I do care a lot for you…Over the couple of years of working and being there for you and knowing your dedication to yours and Ash’s long distance relationship…I end up fallen in love with you, Misty…”
Misty a little shock from the confession from Gary but Misty mange to speak up when she realized that really never dawn on her, Gary has always been there and next to her over the last years that has gone by. “…Now I get it…All those time that you got yelled at for leaving to meet up with that ‘friend’ of yours was me…And those meetings that you missed from before were on the same days when Ash couldn’t have made it, right?”
“…I never realized until now…”
“Well you were going out with Ash. Me and you were just friends/co-workers why would you notice that my feelings for you were more than just friendship? I’m not asking you to go out with me. That would be great and all but I just wanted to let you know what my reasons were. So don’t go leaving and ending your relationship with Ash because I read and took the fax letter that Ash faxed my gramps a letter for you. He’s sorry and loves you.” Gary pulled out the letter from his pocket and handed in front of Misty.
“I don’t want it. I had it with him and I’m done crying over him…” Misty looked down at the paper in Gary’s hand for a few seconds but then looked back up at Gary’s face. “…I think it’s time for me to move on to someone that I know he’ll always be there for me...” Misty ended up grabbing the letter out of Gary’s hand and ripped the letter into pieces, flinging the shredded paper over her shoulder, still looking at Gary. “…But please give me some time before I decide to jump into another relationship.”
“Take all the time you need, I’ll wait for a long time if I have too as long as you’re happy in the end Misty. Now you have a goodnight as I have to deal with my angry gramps when I get home.” Gary said as he leaned in to kiss Misty on top of her forehead.
Misty touched her forehead where Gary had kissed when he got off from the couch. Misty got up and walked Gary to the door be right before Gary walked out through the door Misty stopped him wanting to thank him.
“Thanks for being there for me all these time, you’re the greatest…Gary.” Misty kissed him on his cheek and smiled. “I’ll see you tomorrow at work.”
Gary smiled and touched the spot on his cheek where Misty had just kissed him. “Yeah, that is if I’m still alive in one piece.” Gary said jokily around as he and Misty let out a laugh together as they both bid goodnight to each other before the door was close separating the both of them.
I want you to know it's a little ****ed up,
That I'm stuck here waitin', no longer debatin',
Tired of sittin' and hatin' and makin' these excuses,
For why you're not around, and feeling so useless,
It seems one thing has been true all along,
You don't really know what you got 'til it's gone,
I guess I've had it with you and your career,
When you come back I won't be here and you can sing it...
8 Months later – Ages: Gary -23 Ash & Misty – 22
“Where’d you go Misty?” Ash asked in front of a vacant house that Misty was renting. Ash then got into his car petting Pikachu on his head. “I know that she still works at the Oaks but I didn’t know she doesn’t live here anymore. I just wish that she was able to answer my calls those last four times. I didn’t get a chance to apologize to her when I ended up missing her birthday again. Well let’s go back home.” Ash said to Pikachu as he drove to his home (Oak’s). Ash walked into the house and the first person he saw was his mom.
“Ash honey! You’re home. Are you here for a visit?” Mrs. Oak-Ketchum asked Ash as she gave him a hug.
“Well no, I’m back here for good. I’ve been defeated and lost my Pokemon Master title last week.”
“I’m sorry to hear that honey but why didn’t you just challenged the new Pokemon Master to get your title back?”
“I will later but right now I want to spend time with Misty. Since I’ve been gone for so long, Misty and I haven’t been able to do any boyfriend/girlfriend stuff. And we haven’t been able to talk to each other since out fight on our anniversary. By the way mom, where is Misty living now? The house that she was renting is now vacant.”
“Well honey, Misty lives here now but I don’t know how to break the news to you…” Mrs. Oak-Ketchum hesitated as Ash gave her a questioning look.
“What is it mom?”
“Well not too long after your guy’s ‘fight’ on your anniversary, Misty came up to me and we had a girl to girl talk about relationship. She mention about being broken up with you because she just couldn’t take it anymore and you’r—“
“What! This is all news to me. I thought it was our usual fight like always! I didn’t think she really meant it that time. Where is she? There still maybe a chance for us!” Ash took off running to the main lab before letting his mom finish her sentence.
“You’re too late, honey.” Mrs. Oak-Ketchum said quietly with a frown.
Ash ran into the main lab causing a lot of the employed staffs to look at him as he asked everyone if they have seen Misty but all of them said no. But someone did pointed in the direction on where her desk area was at as Ash went in that direction yelling out her name hoping for a response.
“She has stepped out for the moment…” Gary too busy reading his research files, he didn’t recognized that it was Ash’s voice yelling until Gray looked up straight to see Ash standing in front of him when he closed his folder. “Ash?”
“Yeah, it’s me. So you finally can call me by just Ash now?” Ash said as he just stared at Gary as Gary did the same. “So when’s my girl coming back?”
“Excuse me? Your girl? Ash I don’t know what time period you’re living in but your guy’s relationship has over like 8 months ago when you cancelled on her.”
“So than I’m guessing you haven’t heard that Misty and I are going out now.”
“Cut the crap Gary. Why would Misty go out with a player like you? You’re going to end up hurting her!”
”Cut the crap with you? From what I can remember, ever since Misty and I became friends some time a little before my gramps and your mom’s wedding, I have never hurt her as much as you had. Open that thick head of yours and realize that things aren’t the same anymore and I know for sure that’s what Misty would say to you.”
“You don’t know crap Gary. I know Misty a lot longer than you have and I know very well that she still loves me and knows that I love her and will be there for her.”
“ Where the heck has you been all those time when you cancelled out on her? Did you know that she always end up crying because her boyfriend didn’t make it to their date? As a supported friend, I’ve been there for her since the day you guys got together.”
Ash grabbed Gary by his collar. “So you stole her from me! That’s probably why she decided to leave me!”
Gary dropped his folder to the ground and grabbed a hold on both of Ash’s arm, gripping it tightly. “No, she left you because she had it with you and your Pokemon Master career.”
“I couldn’t leave! If I did leave or missed a Pokemon battle I would had to forfeit my title. It’s not like you had to go through something like that as a Pokemon Research—“
“Ash, don’t yell out things when you don’t know the whole truth…” Ash and Gary looked over at Misty with Azurill in her arms as both of them let go of each other.
“So what’s the truth than? What had happen to us?” Ash asked Misty.
“I’ll tell you and show you, let’s go to the Suite room and we’ll talk from there…” Misty said to Ash as she handed Azurill to Gary and took Ash by the hand dragging him out of the lab heading up to the Suite room at the top third floor. After entering the Suite, Misty brought Ash out on the balcony. “You see that over there? All those new houses are being built right now, that was our little park we shared.” Misty said as she pointed in the east direction.
Ash a little shock not knowing that their park is destroyed. “It’s gone and no longer.”
“Right and that is how our relationship ended up being when you promised me you’ll come and see me on our anniversary. It was our last day sharing it and it was important because the next day they were going to start on the construction on tearing down our park for the new houses. But you cancelled on me choosing your title over me.”
“But I’m home now.”
“Ash, you’re finally backed home because you are no longer the Pokemon Master. I want you to know that I didn’t put all my effort into our relationship to end up finding that I’m going to be second choice in your life when it came to the Pokemon Master title. You had no time for me; I was really lonely all those times when I couldn’t have seen you. I thought I was able to wait for you but I was wrong in the end…There’s just so much loneliness a person can take in before seriously breaking down to the point of no return…” Misty said looking away from Ash. “…Lucky Gary was always there for me to encourage me to keep on fighting and continue putting more effort into our relationship.”
“So than we should continue it. We’ll pick up where we left off, we can make it work. You know that I still love you.” Ash said as he placed both hands on Misty’s shoulder looking into her eyes.
“Sorry Ash…But it is too late for us, I’m now with Gary.” Misty said as she looked down at the ground.
“But why him? You know how he is with women.” Ash bent down a bit to look at Misty’s face.
“Yeah we know his reputation with women but over the years, Gary has changed for the better. Gary is really caring and has always been there for me when ever those rough times come around. Gary and I became best friends over the years working together and I can see a big difference.”
“But Gary is Gary; he is so egotistic and loves the attention. If he had the title of the top Pokemon Researcher, do you think he would just drop his professional title to meet up with someone? Knowing the fact that he would lose his title?”
“Ash, you have missed so much when you were in your world…Gary gave up his opportunity of becoming an official Pokemon Researcher and having Project X under his name to launch off his career…But he gave all that up the day you left me alone on our anniversary to come see me to make sure that I was alright and keep me going…Since Gary ended up blowing his chance, all the other Professors can’t rely on Gary as being a top Pokemon Researcher, even his grandpa can’t rely on him. I’m sorry Ash but you just have to realize that all of us are all grown up now, we all have different priorities in life.”
“You were my priority in life Mist.”
“Yeah, were, like in I was your priority in your life Ash but it never felt like it when I compared it to your Pokemon Master quest. ‘Us’ is no longer, so it’s time to move on, please don’t make this any harder than it is. I would like us to continue to be best friends but if you decide that’s what you don’t want because I can’t love you back like I did before than it is ok by me if you want to end it.” Misty said as she kissed Ash on the cheek and slowly head towards the door back into the Suite room.
Ash stood at his spot on the balcony looking at the back of Misty. “I guess I just can’t win this battle with you huh?” Ash said as Misty stopped right at the doors and turned around facing him. “But I still love you, so you don’t ever think that we will ever get back together?” Ash said taking a few steps towards Misty.
Misty shook her head back and forth giving Ash a small smile as she raised her left hand showing a diamond ring on her ring finger. “I’m going to be an ‘Oak’ next year.” Misty said to Ash in a sincere tone as she walked through the doors into the Suite leaving Ash alone to let him know that it is over between them and she’s not returning back to him. But Ash still had a little shred of hope left inside of him hoping for the best.
Where'd you go?
I miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone.
Where'd you go?
I miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone.
Please come back home...
Please come back home...
Please come back home...
Please come back home...
Please come back home...
Back to Present Time – Ages: Ash and Gary – 24 & Misty – 23
In the Middle of the Reception Party in the Backyard of the Oak’s Mansion
“Well, were to start after that…” Ash let out a chuckle. “Well I guess as the Best man I’m here to give out a Toast. I’m not going to try and drag this out. So I’ll try to make it plain and simple. At first, I did not want to become the Best Man for my long term ex-girlfriend and my ex-rivalry wedding because at the beginning of the months of knowing the fact that Gary and Misty were going out, I still had a shred hope for my relationship with Misty, even though we were done, over with each other and she had moved on. I still tried to hold onto on to what I once had, aimlessly hoping for the best. But living under the same roof with these to love birds, days after days, months after months, I finally realized there were things that I never knew about Misty over the 10 years plus of knowing her my life. I was gone for so long I never was really there for her. And I always thought of Gary of a no good player and would go and cheat or hurt Misty from behind but damn I’ll be a Mankey’s uncle I was sure wrong, sorry Gary…” Ash said and looked at Gary as both guys let out with a chuckle together as other people started laughing in the background. “…Never thought I’ll see the day where Gary was stuck to one chick like glue. Everywhere I go in the mansion or the labs, there I see Gary and Misty together, laughing, smiling, goofing around, you name it they did everything together. At first I was always jealous of Gary and Misty being close together and I wished that was how I was with Misty over the years. But seeing those two love birds being all lovely dovey and sweet to each other 24/7 just got me plain sick to my stomach, haha. Anyways congratulation on the both of you, may you guys find more happiness with each other. Gary, I know that your wife will love you to the day you die…” Ash said as he patted Gary on the back and walked over to Misty side. “…Because I know she will. Misty I want you to know that I lost you as a lover and things will be different between us but you’ll always be my best friend...” Ash said as he kissed Misty on her cheek and smiled. “…So yeah I think I am done, so Toast to the newlyweds!” Ash yelled out as everyone cheered for Gary and Misty. “Now go cut that cake!”
Gary and Misty couldn’t help to laugh out loud with Ash as both of them got up and walked to the table with a big white and baby blue wedding cake. Gary and Misty shared their first piece of cake and then stepped to the side for the servant to take over and cut the cake and passed it out while the other servants came out with everybody’s meal. Gary and Misty watched as all the guests being served food and cake and Gary then whispered into Misty’s ear.
“I don’t really have an appetite right now so let’s leave to ‘Our Suite’.”
“But we can’t just leave our guests; they came here to see us and to celebrate for us.”
“Come on Misty, they’re not going to care or even notice. Half of these people were here for Ash’s last few parties but they never realize or even notice that he was gone when he took off with you for the night.” Gary finished talking, not giving Misty a chance to reply back and took her by the hand heading towards the staircase to the inside of the mansion.
3rd Floor (Top) at the Remodel Suite
Gary opened the door to see the lights were on but didn’t think too much of it. Gary then picked up Misty and carried her into their new Suite Room over to the bed and placed her on it as Gary went over to look for the light switch to turn it off. When the lights were off Gary’s and Misty’s only light of source was the moonlight through the windows. Gary walked over the bed joining Misty on the bed lying on his side next to her looking at her with a smile before breaking the silence.
“You look very beautiful today Waterflower.”
“Silly, I’m not a ‘Waterflower’ anymore.”
“I know that. It’s just that this is the last time I’m ever going to call you that because you’re an ‘Oak’ now and you’re representing our name. Even if you like it or not just don’t go ruining our name, Misty Oak.” Gary smiled.
“Geez why does that sound so familiar, Oak.”
“Haha, I haven’t heard you called me that in a long time now...God, I love you so much Misty.” Gary shifted above Misty and then started to lean in forward for a kiss as Misty wrapped her arms around his neck before placing her lips on his.
“I love you too Gary.” Misty whispered back and then pulled Gary down into a passionate kiss.
Meanwhile Back Down at the Party
Everyone down at the party has gotten their food and cake served to their table as the close friends and families from the Oak’s and Waterflower’s side was about done with their meal. Only a few friends and families members noticed or realized that Gary and Misty were gone because Gary’s and Misty’s meal was still untouched and their seat was vacant. Ash grabbed Gary’s and Misty’s plate and started eating it but stopped when his mom raised her voice at him across the table as others around him looked at him.
“Ash honey what are you doing! Just because Gary and Misty haven’t return to their seat, doesn’t give you the right to eat their food. What if they return right now?”
“What? You guys don’t need to worry about them. As of right now I’m doing a favor and not letting this food go to waste. Because I know they are not coming back for the food anytime soon.” Ash continued to eat Gary’s and Misty’s plates as Mrs. Oak-Ketchum and the others complaining on how could Ash just eat their food. Ash just stuffed more food into his mouth and ignored the comments as it all went in one ear and out the other. Ash saw the lights were off from the Suite Room window as he smirked and let out a small chuckle while shaking his head, knowing that they won’t be returning back to the party anytime soon.