While Ash and company are in Sinnoh, what's going on with May in Johto? Read to find out. Contestshipping in a few more chaps.!
“May, honey, will you come down here? You have a phone call!” called Caroline, May’s mother from downstairs. Caroline brushed her auburn zigzag pigtails off her shoulders and smoothed out her tan v-neck blouse.
“Who is it, Mom?” asked May as she ran down the stairs, tying a red bandana with a white Poké ball print on her head. Her brown hair that was parted into two sides bounced up and down as made her way into the living room.
“It’s Professor Oak,” answered Caroline, handing the phone to her. Once May grabbed the phone, Caroline made her way back into the kitchen to continue cooking dinner, her white heels clicking on the wood floor and her knee length reddish skirt swishing behind her as she walked.
Professor Oak? What does he want with me? “Hello, Professor Oak,” greeted May into the receiver, seeing Professor Oak’s face on the screen. He had not changed much, still having his ruffled gray hair and wrinkles on his face.
“Hello, May. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? One, two months?”
“About one, I think,” she answered. “Anyways, why’d you call?”
“Well, I heard from Ash that you were going to head to Johto and I need to ask you a favor.”
“A favor? What is it?”
“Professor Elm, an old student of mine in New Bark Town specializes in Pokémon evolution and breeding. I have some new research and I thought Professor Elm would like to see it before it gets published,” he explained.
“What does that have to do with me?” asked clueless May, pulling on her black and white gloves.
“Um, I thought you could deliver it for me. It’s very valuable information and I don’t think I could trust anyone else.”
“Oh, and since I was heading there, I could take it for you,” repeated May, processing the information in her head.
“Exactly. So, will you help me out?” asked the professor eagerly.
“Sure! Of course I will! But how will I pick it up?”
“How are you planning to get to Johto?”
“Well I was going to take a ship from here in Petalburg to Vermillion City. Then I was going to head to Saffron City and then ride the train to Goldenrod. That’s where the next contest is going to be,” she explained.
“I’ll send one of my colleagues to Vermillion with the research and from there you’ll take it to Professor Elm. I need to get it there as soon as possible. It may a breakthrough. When are you planning on leaving?”
“Good thing I caught you on time, then. It takes about two days to get to Vermillion from Petalburg so I’ll send my colleague in Vermillion in three days. Meet them by the Pokémon center, please. And how long is it until the contest in Goldenrod?”
“If I leave tomorrow, I have exactly one month.”
“Then you should be able to get to New Bark Town and back in less than a month.”
“No problem. You can count on me, Professor!” said May enthusiastically.
“Thank you, May. I knew I could count on you,” smiled the professor.
“Hee hee, yeah,” she responded bashfully. “Oh, before I forget, how’s my Bulbasaur?”
“It’s doing just fine,” said Professor Oak. “Speaking of which, I better get going know. It’s feeding time and I can’t leave Tracey doing all the work by himself.”
“Of course. Good-bye, Professor. And don’t worry. I won’t let you down!”
“I wouldn’t think that for a minute. Good luck in your contests. I hope you win your way to the top,” encouraged the professor.
“I will! Bye!” said May confidently.
“Good-bye, May.” The professor and May hung up their phones and May walked into the kitchen to find her father and little brother at the dining table.
“So, May, what did Professor Oak want?” asked Norman, her father and gym leader, curiously. He was a handsome man and a good father. Norman pulled his dark blue hair back and waited for May’s response.
“He wants me to take some research to Professor Elm in New Bark Town. It’s pretty valuable information, according to him, so he wants someone he trusts to take it,” exclaimed May happily, fixing the collar of her red blouse to keep her from jumping up and down excitedly.
“’Information’, what a big word,” said Max sarcastically. He was bitter he couldn’t go with May to Johto. Max had to stay home so he could prepare to become a trainer in a year.
“Max! Don’t say rude things to your sister. She’s not dumb,” scolded Caroline from the stove.
“I never said she was, Mom. You said it right now,” replied Max smartly.
“Max! Don’t get smart with your mother,” warned Norman.
“Sorry,” he apologized, pulling his long hair out of his face. Like father, like son, Max had his father’s hair color and eyes, with the exception that Max had glasses.
“Anyways, are you ready, dear?” asked Caroline as she walked towards the table with a pot of spaghetti in her hands. She was sad her only daughter was leaving again but she knew she couldn’t crush her daughter’s dreams. Caroline just hoped she wouldn’t be very lonely during her journey.
“Yup. I packed everything I thought I might need. Pokédex, Poké balls, Pokémon medicine, Pokémon food, food for me, extra clothes and stuff like that. I’m prepared for everything!”
“What Pokémon are you going to take?” asked Max curiously.
“Blaziken, Munchlax, Squirtle and Eevee,” answered May prepared.
“You don’t want to take Beautifly or Skitty?” asked Norman. May had left them in the Petalburg Gym before she left for the Battle Frontier.
“No. As much as I would like to, I think it’d be better if my other Pokémon participate in contests since Beautifly and Skitty have already participated in more contests than the ones I’m taking,” explained May. Her butterfly and pink kitten Pokémon had been some of her first Pokémon so it was only fair they stayed home so that the others could have a chance.
“Oh. Good idea,” replied Max, taking a bite of spaghetti. A bit off sauce ended up on his green polo shirt.
“I agree,” added Caroline. "Let's start eating so the food doesn't get cold."
At Caroline's request, the family ate in silence until they were done.
"Well we should go to bed. You’re gonna leave early tomorrow. My baby’s leaving me again,” said Caroline tearfully.
“Mom! I’m eleven now!” complained May. She really didn’t mind though. May knew it was hard for her mother for her to leave all the time.
“You’ll always be my baby!” exclaimed Caroline, planting a kiss on her forehead. “Good night, sweetie.” She kissed Max’s forehead as well. “Go to sleep, honey. We have to get up early tomorrow to drop May off.”
“Okay, Mom. Good night.”
And with that, the family headed upstairs and into their respective bedrooms for the last time together in a while.
“And don’t forget to call every night so we can make sure you’re all right. You do have money, right?” ranted Caroline.
“Yes, Mom,” answered May zombie-like. She pulled up her black biker shorts and white skirt a bit and her red blouse down.
After Caroline finished her checklist of things to make sure May had, she planted a huge kiss on her cheek and gave her a big hug. “I’m gonna miss you so much, May,” said Caroline as she hugged her daughter, her voice cracking a bit.
“Mom, I’m gonna miss you too,” responded May, her eyes getting teary.
After Caroline let go of her, May hugged her tall father.
“Take care, May,” he said sadly. “Make your old man proud.”
“I will, Dad,” she agreed, getting on her toes and kissing his cheek. When May let go of Norman, she left his red striped shirt a bit wrinkled.
Then she walked up to Max, who was trying his best to stay strong.
“May, can you do me a favor?” asked Max softly.
“What is it?”
“Promise me that when you come back, we’ll travel together,” asked Max.
“Only if you promise me that you’ll be a good trainer and take care of my Pokémon,” responded May.
“It’s a deal,” he said, hugging her.
She hugged him back, trying to hold back her tears. Though she and Max bickered a lot, they had a strong bond that no one could break.
The warning horn was heard, advising all passengers to be aboard. May ruffled his blue hair one last time as she started walking onto the deck of the ship.
After a few minutes of mouthing words to her family, the captain announced it was time to leave. As the ship left the dock, she waved good-bye to her family, letting tears run down her cheeks.
The ship set sail and left the harbor. May’s family waved from the docks and May sadly waved back. “Bye! I’ll miss you! I love you!”
“We love you too!” called back Norman. He comforted Caroline as she wiped her eyes with a tissue.
“Come back soon!” shouted Max.
They continued to yell encouraging and comforting words until the ship was too far away.
May sighed and wiped her tears. She was going to be alone for a while so she might as well get used to it. May picked up her black backpack and slung it on her shoulders as she made her way down the long hallways to her cabin. Her cabin was as plain as a room in a Pokémon Center: A plain, white-sheet bed and a small, rectangular window to look out of.
It was about 5:30 a.m. so she decided she would take a nap so she could pass the time. She slipped off her red, white and yellow tennis shoes and put them by the side of her bed. May lay back on the bed tiredly and closed her eyes as she hadn’t gotten much sleep earlier that night. She had so many questions on her mind. Would she win any contests? Would she make any new friends? Would she meet any old friends? At that question, an image of a cocky green-haired boy popped into her head. She shook her head to get his picture out of her mind.
Why do I keep thinking about him? Sure, it was partially his idea to go to Johto for contests but why do I keep thinking about him? I came here for me. Not to see him! It’s probably nothing. I’m just tired.
May was so exhausted that that was the last thing she thought about before she fell asleep in her small private cabin.
So, what'd u think of my first fanfic? I accidently put it in "fanfiction" until ~*sailor satun*~ told me it should be here. plus, she gave me some good advice. thanks again! i'll have chapter 2 soon. I think drew's gonna make his first actual appearance in chapter 4. i have to build up the story first. thanks for reading!