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    Default When All is Said and Done (Pokéshipping Oneshot Songfic, PG-13)

    Yeah, I'm back with yet another of my infamous Abba Songfics, this one completing the trilogy of my song claims. This one's a little different, though.

    Now instead of AbilityShipping, I'm playing a completely opposing angle and writing a Pokéshipping fic. But this one isn't Ash and Misty's first date, Ash and Misty's first kiss, Ash and Misty's first time......er, yeah, you get the point. Instead, I'm going to do something I've never done before---play the angle of a romance forced apart unwillingly.

    The PG-13 rating, by the way, is for the blatant sex reference in the lyrics of the song. I didn't write it, blame the Swedes. ~_^

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    ---"When All is Said and Done"---
    Original Lyrics: 1981 by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
    Lyrics taken from Abbasite.com



    It was time.

    She didn't want to accept it, but the fact couldn't be denied. It was time.....to say goodbye.

    It all started with that awful phone call from her sisters, that they had decided to abandon their duties as Gym Leaders and dump it all on her. And now, because of them, she had to say goodbye to the one she loved almost more than life itself.

    Here’s to us
    one more toast
    and then we’ll pay the bill
    deep inside
    both of us
    can feel the autumn chill


    The weather that day was awful, nothing but rain, yet there they stood, facing each other in an open field near the lake where she had literally fished him out so many glorious years earlier. He was wearing his favorite baseball cap, the one he had sent in thousands of postcards to the Pokémon League to win, yet she stood there, the pouring rain matting her fiery orange hair.

    "Misty, I........" The boy struggled for words, something Misty always found cute. He was never an incredibly bright or sharp person, often missing the most obvious things.

    "It's okay, Ash," Misty tried her hardest to comfort him. It had been hard work getting through to him her feelings... and now all that work meant nothing. "It isn't my fault and it most certainly isn't yours."

    birds of passage
    you and me
    we fly instinctively
    when the summer’s over
    and the dark clouds hide the sun
    neither you nor I’m to blame
    when all is said and done


    "Believe me," Misty continued, "it's my dream too ... that we could just run away from it all ... but it's not ...."

    Ash noticed a tear come to Misty's eye. He didn't need any help recognizing this emotion, so he pulled a handkerchief from his pocket and helped Misty wipe it away.

    "Me too. You would love Houen ... I wish you could come with me."

    In our lives
    we have walked
    some strange and lonely treks
    slightly worn
    but dignified
    and not too old for sex


    Misty's mind was completely warped and disconnected from reality. It was just a freely flowing jumble of memories and emotions.

    "Ash --- " she suddenly blurted out. "Remember that time that that crazy magician made me wear that Goldeen dress for his act and I was humiliated that you saw me?"

    "Melvin! Yeah, I remember him. You know, you shouldn't have been humiliated at all. I thought you looked very nice in it."

    As soon as she heard this, Misty's eyes widened to the size of saucers. Was she wrong about Ash all along? Had he shared the same feelings for her and the same difficulty in revealing them?

    we’re still striving for the sky
    no taste for humble pie
    thanks for all your generous love
    and thanks for all the fun
    neither you nor I’m to blame
    when all is said and done


    "Hey, Misty, remember that time..." Now it was Ash's turn to wax nostalgic. "That time I got all depressed at the Kanto League after Richie beat me?"

    "I would've never forgiven Charizard for what it did then." Misty clearly did remember. "That proves you're a much better trainer than I ever could be."

    "And what about when Brock left us to go with Prof. Ivy? I know Tracey was with us and all, but I was really lost. I......" Ash took a deep breath, preparing to spill something significant. "You really helped me through that a lot, Misty. You were there for me."

    Again tears came to Misty's eyes, but Ash had teared up too and couldn't help her. The two embraced ...

    It’s so strange
    when you’re down
    and lying on the floor
    how you rise
    shake your head
    get up and ask for more


    "Oh, Ash...." Misty said into the folds of Ash's blue jacket. "I.."

    A ringing sound interrupted their embrace. Ash let go and checked his watch.


    Now it was really time.

    "Misty......the ferry to Houen's leaving soon. I can't stay any longer. I guess this is.....goodbye....."

    Ash took off his hat and placed it upon Misty's head as she stood frozen, a combination of shock, sadness and fear paralyzing her.

    "Keep it," he told her hurriedly. "Keep it as a memory of me. Goodbye, Misty..."

    Now having his black hair exposed to the pouring rain, Ash walked away into the distance with a bit of speed behind his step. Misty, however, just stood there.

    "Ash......"



    And that was it. Misty collapsed to her hands and knees, the hat tumbling off her head to the gravelly ground. The rain mixed with her tears and visually drowned her in emotion...

    clear-headed and open-eyed
    with nothing left untried
    standing calmly at the crossroads
    no desire to run
    there’s no hurry any more
    when all is said and done

    standing calmly at the crossroads
    no desire to run
    there’s no hurry any more
    when all is said and done..............





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    Thsi fic was so touching! I feel bad for Ash and Misty them having to leave eachother. I also liked the scene when they were reminiscing of things like Melvin and the Indigo League. I liked this oneshot!
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    Great one shot! It's really really cute and sad. I especially liked the part where the hat tumled off of Misty's head. Very cute.
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    This is why I love Abba's music so much....it tells a story with every song. I mentioned previously that this one is widely seen as the beginning of the end for them, as it was about the break of the second and last coupling of the group's members. Always brings a tear to my eye when I hear it.

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    I know ur band, but whenever you come back online, you can read this.
    I luved this fic, it touched me, most of the time I tend to read contestshipping fanfics, but this one, wow, the emotion was great and I loved the song. It was so sad though, sniff, poor Misty, poor Ash.
    Giving her his hat was a great ending and you kept Ash in character, so YAY!
    Fics like this really make me wish I was writer, but I suck at that stuff. So I'll just be a reader.


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    ^I know it's late, but thank you.

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