Here's my first pokeshippy fanfiction story. This is my first time posting a fic, so don't be too harsh if you don't like it.
This fic takes place roughly after Ash arrives in Sinnoh, and Misty is STILL stuck at the gym, unfortunately. But fate will give her, and Ash, the little push they need for them to confess their love. There's a sub-plot to this story that loosely connects to another story I'm writing. I think it might be a little hard to understand, but once I'm finished with a large portion of the "sequel", I'll post that, too, which should clear things up. This story was actually planned to be done second, but due to the extreme lenght of its sequel, I did this one first.
Disclaimer: I don't own Pokemon, nor do I own anything else that might be referenced to in this story.
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On with the show!
It was a sunny day in Cerulean City. Misty, the Cerulean Gym Leader, was getting ready for her usual routine of taking care of all the pokemon in the gym. Being a gym leader was a drag. Misty wishes she could travel around the world, like she used to with Ash, when they traveled together. After Ash placed in the top 8 in the Johto League Silver Conference, Ash and Misty were forced to separate, before Misty got the chance to say what she wanted to say to Ash for 5 years: that she loved him. Now Ash was exploring the Sinnoh region, and she was still watching the gym, because her older sisters were too lazy to help.
However, everything was about to change for Misty, as 3 mysterious young men entered Cerulean City. “Why are we in this city?” One of the men said.
“My vision.” One of the other 2 said.
“A vision? That hasn’t happened in I don’t know how long.” The last man said.
“What was the vision about?” The first man asked.
“There were 3 things: A cerulean blue sky, and 2 young kids. One of them was a young girl with fiery-red hair; I couldn’t get a good look at the other person, but I know for sure it was a boy, and he was wearing a baseball cap, I think. Then a voice said ‘Cerulean City, the answer is there.’ That’s why we’re here.” The second man said. Before long the 3 young men were at the gym.
“Leave this to me.” The second man said. “J.R., B.A., you guys stay here.” He added.
“Okay; good luck.” J.R. said.
The second young man entered the gym, ready to fight the gym leader. He had a serious look on his face as he approached the battlefield. He had yellowish-blond hair, a white vest, A black shirt, yellowish-gold gloves, dark blue pants, and a look in his eyes that could burn through lead. Despite his fancy duds, he was a very serious, almost soulless person. But that didn’t mean he was heartless, for he cares very deeply for all his pokemon, and always did what was right.
“Hello?” He said when he reached the battlefield; no one was there. Suddenly, Misty appeared. She was wearing blue short shorts, and a yellow tank top, just like what she wore when she traveled with Ash.
“State your business.” She said to the tall stranger.
“I am known as T.M., and I’ve come here to challenge the gym leader.” The man said.
“Okay, as a gym leader, I must accept challenges from all trainers. As soon as I can find someone to judge this battle, we will begin.” Misty said. She ran off to make a phone call.
“This girl is a lot like the one in my vision. Could she be the ‘Chosen One’ the prophecy foretold of?” T.M. thought.
Soon after Misty returned, Tracey arrived at the gym to judge this battle. “Okay, Tracey will judge this battle, so now we can begin.” Misty said.
“The pokemon battle between Misty and T.M. will now begin. Each trainer will use 3 pokemon with no time limit. Only the challenger is allowed to make substitutions. The battle is over when all of a trainer’s pokemon are unable to battle. Now, begin the match!” Tracey said.
“Corsola, I choose you!” Misty said, as she called out her first pokemon.
“This’ll be a piece of cake; Weepinbell, come on out.” T.M. said, calling out his first pokemon.
“Corsola, spike cannon.” Misty ordered. Corsola readied its attack, but missed.
“Weepinbell, use razor leaf.” T.M. ordered. Weepinbell spun around quickly, launching leaves at Corsola, hitting it hard.
“Corsola, recover.” Misty said. Corsola glowed, and was back on its feet. “Now Corsola, tackle attack.” Misty ordered. Corsola charged at Weepinbell, hitting it, but it was barely fazed.
“Weepinbell, acid.” T.M. ordered, as Weepinbell shot a blast of acid at Corsola, hitting it. “Finish it up with razor leaf.” Weepinbell used razor leaf again, hitting Corsola, and knocking it out.
“Corsola is unable to battle. Weepinbell is the winner.” Tracey said. Misty called back Corsola, and, even though he wasn’t required to, T.M. called his pokemon back, too.
“Round 2, begin.” Tracey said.
“Staryu, let’s go.” Misty said, calling out one of her favorite pokemon. T.M. put Weepinbell’s pokeball back into his vest, and pulled out another one.
“Let’s go, Solrock.” T.M. said, calling out his second pokemon.
“A rock type against a water type? He’s crazy.” Misty thought. “Staryu, water gun.” Misty said. Staryu shot a stream of water at Solrock.
“Solrock, dodge it.” T.M. ordered. Solrock quickly dodged the attack. It may be a rock type, but it was fast.
“Staryu, water gun again.” Misty ordered. This time, T.M. had a different plan in mind.
“Solrock, psychic.” T.M. said. The attack was stopped in mid-air.
“No way!” Misty said in surprise.
“Way; now Solrock, send that attack back at Staryu.” T.M. ordered. The attack was sent back at Staryu, hitting it hard. “Now Solrock, use solarbeam.” T.M. said. The top spike on Solrock’s body started glowing, as it absorbed light to power its attack.
“Staryu, quick, water gun!” Misty shouted, trying to stop Solrock. Solrock launched its attack, and Staryu launched its attack. The two attacks collided in the center of the field, but Solrock’s attack won out, destroying Staryu’s water gun, and knocking Staryu out.
“Staryu is unable to battle. Solrock is the winner.” Tracey said.
“Give up now; there’s not a trainer on this planet who can defeat me.” T.M. said.
“Never!” Misty said, refusing to give in.
“Very well then.” T.M. said.
“The final round will now begin.” Tracey said. Both trainers called their pokemon back, but Misty couldn’t help but be curious.
“Why does he keep calling his pokemon back? He’s starting to creep me out. If only Ash were here, he’d show this creep who’s tough.” Misty thought.
“Gyarados, I choose you!” Misty said, calling out her strongest pokemon.
“Is that your best?” T.M. said; he was clearly not impressed. “Let’s go, Snubbull.” T.M. said, calling out one of his favorite pokemon.
“I’ll show you! Gyarados, hydro pump.” Misty ordered. Gyarados shot a strong blast of water, but it missed.
“Snubbull, thunderbolt.” T.M. said. Snubbull charged itself, and sent a shockwave through the water, shocking Gyarados as well.
“What?” Misty said in shock. She couldn’t believe this guy was beating her best pokemon with a small pink canine. “Gyarados, hyper beam; don’t hold back.” Misty ordered. Gyarados readied its most powerful attack, but T.M. wouldn’t let it happen.
“I’m in control here; Snubbull, thunderbolt, full power.” T.M. said. Snubbull dove into the water and unleashed its electric attack. The shock was too much for Gyarados, and it was knocked out.
“Gyarados is unable to battle, Snubbull is the winner; the victory goes to T.M.” Tracey said.
“Who is this guy? And how did he beat me so easily?” Misty thought.
T.M. approached Misty, not only to get the badge he earned, but also to ask some questions. “You’re creeping me out, sir; please take the Cascadebadge and leave.” Misty said.
“All right, but first, I must ask you some questions.” T.M. said.
“No, please leave now.” Misty said, now a little scared.
“Please, this will be very simple if you cooperate.” T.M. said.
“Get away, or I’ll call the police.” Misty said.
“Bring them on; I have more than enough cash here to bribe them off.” T.M. said, pulling out a wad of money.
“What do you want with me?” Misty asked, now very scared.
“I just need to ask a few questions. If I find what I’m looking for, I’ll let you know and leave.” T.M. explained. Misty decided to agree, since T.M. made it clear he wasn’t leaving without some answers.
“All right; start talking.” Misty said, trying to get him out of there. T.M. started interviewing Misty, trying to find what he was looking for, but gave no hint as to what he wanted.
“All right, I think I have all I need to know; just one more question: Who do you have a crush on?” T.M. asked.
“WHAT?!?” Misty screamed.
“I know you like someone; during our battle, I could sense you wished some guy was here to protect you, so who is he?” T.M. asked.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Misty said, trying to get off this taboo subject.
“You can’t hide anything from me; I have telekinetic abilities, so your mind is like an open book. I know you like someone, now tell me.” T.M. said.
“Why do you want to know?” Misty asked, getting more and more nervous with each passing minute.
“Don’t worry; although you are a beautiful young woman, I don’t like you like that, now I’m a busy man, so please answer the question.” T.M. said, getting a little impatient.
Misty knew exactly what T.M. was talking about. She liked, no, loved Ash Ketchum, but no one knew. Misty didn’t tell a soul about this; not Brock, not Tracey, not even her sisters, and a complete stranger figures out her secret in one day.
“Okay, I’ll tell you, but first, I must know why you need to know.” Misty said. She really didn’t want to tell a stranger about the love of her life, but she figures she has no choice.
“I’ll tell you why, but you must promise to never tell anyone as long as you live, deal?” T.M. asked.
“Deal, now why must you know?” Misty asked.
“A couple of nights ago, I had a vision; something I’ve not had in years. In my vision, underneath a cerulean blue sky, I saw two people; one was a young girl, with red hair, just like you, and the other person was a young man wearing a hat. Even though I couldn’t see the faces of the people in this vision, I believe you are the girl from my vision. Then a voice said ‘Cerulean City, the answer is there.’ I asked what it meant, and the voice said ‘The prophecy shall soon come to pass; these children are the key. You must protect them, and guide them, and unite them, nature will do the rest.’ Then I asked where these people were, and the voice said ‘You will find the girl at the Cerulean Gym, she will tell you the location of the boy, but be quick about it, for evil forces are on the move. If you dilly-dally, all hope will be lost. The fate of the world now rests with you, your brothers, and those kids.’ So now, me and my 2 older brothers are here, led by fate to save the world from the ultimate evil. Now that you know, will you answer my question, and tell me where the boy is?” T.M. asked.
Misty was very reluctant at first, but she felt like she had made a promise. “Okay, I’ll tell; the boy’s name is Ash. I met him when we were 10. I fished him out of a river near Viridian City. After he stole my bike to help his Pikachu, I was pretty mad at him for awhile. I swore I’d follow him until he paid me back, but during our travels, I felt something in my soul. Whenever he was near, it felt like there were a million Butterfree flying around in my stomach. I never felt that way before, and by the time we reached the Orange Islands, I was aware of what happened: I was in love. I never said anything, because I was afraid he would laugh at me, or say he didn’t love me back, so I’ve kept it secret from everyone…until now.” Misty said with a sigh.
“Wow, that’s gotta be rough; suffering from unrequited love can be a painful experience, but it can also be a helpful one. But I digress, where is he now?” T.M. asked.
“He’s currently in the Sinnoh region, but please, keep what we just talked about secret, alright? I don’t want Ash to know how I feel until I’m ready to tell him myself, okay?” Misty asked.
“Don’t worry; your secret’s safe with me.” T.M. said. With the knowledge he needs now in his possession, he headed outside, where his brothers were waiting.
“Oh, I almost forgot.” T.M. said, stopping before he headed outside.
“What’s wrong?” Misty asked.
“One small thing.” He said, pulling out a small device.
“What are you doing?” Misty asked, as T.M. used this device to scan Misty.
“Don’t worry; this will only take a second. You may feel queasy after awhile, that’s normal.” T.M. said, as he scanned Misty from head to toe. After he was finished, he looked at the device’s LCD screen. It read: 5000. “Hmm.” He said, looking at the number, trying to figure out what it meant.
“Well?” Misty asked. She didn’t know what was going on, but felt she needed to know.
“Don’t worry about it. Everything’s fine; I have to go now, my brothers are probably wondering what happened to me, and I don’t want to worry them anymore.” T.M. said. He headed outside, where his brothers were waiting.
“What took so long?” J.R. asked.
“Did you find out what we need to know?” B.A. asked.
“Listen up; we’re heading to the Sinnoh region.” T.M. said.
“Sinnoh? We’ve never been there before.” J.R. said.
“Yes, we’ll need a map to explore this region, and luckily, I have one right here.” T.M. said, pulling out a map. “I suggest we start on route 201, and follow the routes from there, and we can ask people in the towns we pass through if they’ve seen our friend.” He added.
“Did you administer ‘The Test’ to the girl?” B.A. asked.
“Yes; her score was 5000.” T.M. replied. “I think our search for the Chosen One is coming to a close, but we must test the boy before I can be sure.” He added.
“What makes you say that?” J.R asked.
“It has something to do with the people in my vision. I think this is nothing more than a puzzle, and every puzzle can be solved.” T.M. replied.
“But what about the ‘other piece’?” J.R. asked.
“What about it?” T.M. asked.
“If these kids don’t fit the parts of the prophecy, then all this running around will have been for naught.” J.R. replied.
“No, I had that vision for a reason. Don’t forget; every other vision I or you guys have had happened for a reason. This is no different. Maybe another vision will happen to one of us, to guide us in the right direction, and warn us if we’re going in the wrong direction. I say we go to Sinnoh, and test Ash, and then we can determine our next course of action.” T.M. said.
The 3 brothers headed to a hotel for the night. Sinnoh is a tough place, with many strong trainers and pokemon, and they’d need all the energy they can get. Meanwhile, Misty was worried about Ash.
“I hope T.M. isn’t a bad guy, or Ash is in big trouble.” Misty thought. Her worry got the best of her; she called her sisters and begged them to watch the gym for a few weeks, while she heads to Sinnoh, to warn Ash about T.M. and his brothers. Maybe she could also build up the courage to admit her feelings to Ash as well.
Tomorrow, Misty would go to Sinnoh, as would T.M. and his brothers, to test Ash, and see if he’s the one foretold in the prophecy. However, none of them were aware of the plan Team Rocket’s been conducting to capture the 3 Legendary Birds. How does this involve Ash, Misty, and the 3 brothers? You’ll see.
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