Disclaimer: I do not own Pokemon, or the anime scene references or the characters from Pokemon in this story.
A/N: Gary and Misty and others ages will vary through out, as this story will be kind of based off of my ‘side moments’ that I plotted to happen from the anime episodes. Please don’t hurt me if I don’t get every thing exact, I’m going off what I remember.
Thankie Shadow for the review ^___^
Chapter 3: A Tiny Glimpse Of The Other Side Of You
Some Months Later – Grandpa Canyon
With the hot heat among him and his fan girls, Gary read up more on the ‘Great Pokemon Fossil Rush’ flyer event in his convertible passenger seat. Tuning out his girls’ chanting and a bit busy reading, Gary looked up to notice that they’re in Grandpa Canyon. As he then notice far away on another dirt path on his right, there were three familiar figures walking towards the mining area for the ancient fossil. A smile crept upon Gary’s face, as his eyes locked on a certain female beside Ash.
‘So we meet again eh, Red? I don’t know if you and Ash know about the fossil mining but knowing Ash he’ll want to participate once he hears about it. And for my reputation, I’m going to show both of you up.’ Gary turned to look over to his driver when he could longer see Misty’s, Ash’s and Brock’s figures in the distance. “Hey girls, how about we changed into a different outfit? There’s a shop of supplies near by, so we can change before we have to walk the rest of the way to the mining area.”
“Sure Gary! We girls can totally wear our matching cheerleading outfits!” One of the light brunettes from the back seat yelled out in excitement. As she then had a question to asked Gary when he looked at her. “But why the sudden change of clothes? With you digging, aren’t you worried about getting it all dirty?”
“Meh, it’s not like I can’t toss it out and buy myself a new outfit. I just want to dress to impress.” Gary let out a smirk, running his hand through his spikes before snapping his fingers in a flirty manner.
“Ooooo, is some important person going to be there? Is that like, why you’re going to dress up?”
”Important person? Hah! Hardly. Sh—they aren’t that important at all.” Gary turned back around in his seat and started looking through his bag for an outfit.
About 1 Hours Later – Dirt Path Road to the Mining Area
After changing into a brown jacket over a off-white collar shirt that went over a pair of brown pants, Gary was walking on the opposite side from the other trainers. Along his girls in matching white and pink cheerleader outfits. He started to trail away from them, as he adjusted his brown hat. A smirk crept upon his face and his grip tightens around his pickaxe when he made his way over to Ash. Gary couldn’t help to let out a chuckle when he heard Ash asked out loud about what’s the reasoning for the axes and shovels that the group of trainers had in their hand.
“Heh, don’t you know anything? I guess not. Ash, you’re late and clueless as usual.”
Ash turned over to see Gary popped out of nowhere, as he was only a couple of feet away from him. “Gary! What are you doing here? And what’s with the outfit?”
Gary let out another chuckle, as he stared at Ash who was looking up and down at his outfit. He also caught Misty checking him out, as she seem to be keeping quiet on her part. ‘Heh, speechless and quiet now, eh? I bet you like what you’re seeing huh, Red?’ Gary rolled his eyes and looked back at Ash with a sneer. “I can’t believe all of you didn’t hear the Great Fossil Rush.” Gary’s smirk appeared again when he knew that neither Ash nor Misty knew about the mine of the fossils. Especially when they all questioned in unison, ‘great fossil rush?’ Gary leaned a bit forward towards Ash but his eyes glance over at Misty, right behind Ash. “This outfit suits the mood. There’s nothing wrong on with dress to impress, as it give out my hotness.”
“Psst, hotness?” Misty mumbled, as she gave Gary with a raised eyebrow. “Yeah I guess you’re somewhat right. You do look hot but not because of your outfit. It’s more like heat swelling from all that hot air in that big ego-head of yours.”
Gary was about to retaliate back but he looked over at his cheerleaders, chanting he’s their man. And if he can’t find them fossils, no one can. The chant made him forget Misty’s comment, as he waved and thanked his fan girls. Gary then looked back at Ash. “Well I got to be the first one to find the ancient fossils. I can’t waste anymore time with losers like you!” Gary took off laughing towards his girls.
“Losers?! Why yo—” Ash got cut off by the sudden hold back by Misty and Brock on each side of him.
“Ash! Get a hold of yourself. You getting into a fight with him aren’t going to solve anything. So how about we got check out the mining area and beat him at his own game?” Misty asked, as she caught the confused look upon his face. “You know, we can go dig up and try to find some fossils for ourselves. I have a score to settle with him.”
“What? A score to settle with Gary? What do you mean by that? What did he do to you? You only met him once during the Digletts and Dugtrios. But thanks for the back up comment towards him.”
“Oh, um right. It’s just I—Uhh, just can’t stand Gary ok?”
“Well for sure I’m going to show him! I’m going to dig up a bigger and better fossil than him!” Ash yelled out loud, as he then looked over at Brock.
“I don’t know. It just doesn’t feel right digging up those fossils.”
“Aww come on Brock, what’s the harm in that? Think of it as they are in need of some fresh air.” Misty comment and then looked over at Ash.
“It’s more like your brain that needs the fresh air. You are sometime like hot headed like Gary.”
“Who asked you?! And you’re comparing me to him? Geez thanks!” Misty yelled out angrily and slapped Ash on his arm.
Meanwhile Down In the Mining Ground Area
Gary let out a smirk when he spotted a fossil in the first area he dug, as he yelled out to the fossil expert. He then handed over the fossil that took shape of a swirl, over to the old man. Gary made sure everyone around him heard him loud and clear that he found a fossil on his first try. Filled with confident and certainty, Gary claimed it was a brain but seconds later, face planted to the ground. Due to the expert said it’s really a fossil of Pokemon’s dung. While picking himself up off the ground, Gary was a bit annoyed. Not because of hearing his fan girls cry in disgust, it was when he heard a female laugh from above. Gary looked up at the cliff to see Misty looking in down at him, holding onto her sides but then suddenly started running down the cliff trail along side Brock. Keeping his eyes on Misty and Brock, as they got closer he heard the both yelling out there’s some planted explosives and how everyone should take cover. A whole lot of confusion and disbelieves from all the other trainers, as some just shrugged. Even Gary let out a raised eyebrow, as he made his way towards Misty when Brock went his separate way.
“Red, what are you going off about explosives?”
“Gawd, I wished you didn’t hear about the explosives. As I wouldn’t mind you were caught in it.” Misty comment and turned around about to make her way towards the others. But she didn’t know why she stopped when Gary spoke up.
“With your loud month, how could I miss hearing that crazy nonsense of yours? I bet you just want everyone to clear so you can have the area to yourself.”
“Whatever! I don’t have time to waste on you! Just dig a hole, crawl into and die! Yo—”
---BOOOOM--- The ground shook after the explosives went off up in one of the cliffs. Everyone lost their balance but Gary managed to still be on his feet, as he caught Misty. For all the dislike towards her, Gary wasn’t going let Misty fall onto a whole bunch of sharp and pointy tools on the ground.
“Holy sh—” Gary was cut off by a sudden push by Misty.
“Ash!” Misty yelled out loud, running back up the trail with Brock.
For the first time he didn’t care the sudden rudeness from Misty since he didn’t received a ‘thanks’. Due to he heard his girls cried out in pain. Gary quickly ran over to attend his girls like how Misty ran off to attend Ash’s situation. About 10 minutes later of making sure his fan girls were all alright, Gary ran up the trail in the direction where Misty took off. Leaving his fan girls behind, Gary spotted Misty tossing rocks off to the side from afar. When he got near the pile of rocks, he overheard Misty yelling out, that Ash better be alive down there because he owed her a bike.
"You're not serious that Ashy-boy is down there is he Red?" Gary asked in between his huffing and puffing, as he missed Misty's glare.
"No, I'm just yelling and throwing rocks for the hell of it! Now how about make yourself useful and help!"
"Why would I help that stupid-slowpoke-dorky-loser rival of mine—Ow!" Gary yelled out in pain when a rock was thrown at the side of his head. As he rubbed the spot and he gave her a nasty glare.
"Hey! Quit calling my friend names! Sure he's a bit stupid when it comes to reading a map. Sometime slow in the head and dorky most of the time. But he's a—" Misty was cut off by Brock.
"Uh Misty, you're doing about the same thing as Gary. Calling Ash, your friend names too—"
"Brock! You're not helping as you didn't let me finish! But no time, just keep digging! We got to save Ash and make sure he's safe!" Misty yelled out loud like a Drill Sergeant, as she received a 'right' from Brock.
'Even though she can be a bit of a loud-bossy-chick, I never noticed that she actually has a very protective concern side. Especially when it comes to a friend in need—'
"Friend or foe, are you going help?! Or are you going to stand there like a stupid statue in that wanna-be Indiana Jones outfit?" Misty asked in a hasty tone, tossing the rocks towards Gary for she didn't if it hit him.
"Fine, I'll help! Not because you're bossing me too. I just figured if I don't save Ash and make sure he's alive, who the hell am I going to rub my success to." Gary comment with a smirk but only to receive a pair of rolled eyes from Misty. As he still got rocks thrown by Misty coming towards in his direction. "Would you quit throwing the rocks at me!? I'm helping ok?!"
"Yeah-yeah whatever. You're the idiot that is standing in the way. Now start digging!"
Gary moved out of the spot where Misty was tossing the rocks at. As he let out glares towards Misty, while moving rocks. 'God, why the hell did I even agree to help her?!'
About 20 minutes later, Misty, Gary, Brock and along other trainers finally cleared out a hole hoping Ash was right underneath the hole. Misty was about to look down into the hole, a grey Pokemon when flying through the hole with Ash being carried out by its feet. Misty heard Gary yelled out that's an Aerodactyl, as she didn't care for what Pokemon it was. All she cared was Ash's being. Gary caught Misty's worried face but it soon disappeared when Charmeleon evolved into a Charizard to save Ash. But about a minute or two, Misty realized Charizard was still fall behind catching up with Aerodactyl and Ash. Misty turned to her side when she heard a 'puff', as an idea popped up. She then ran over to Jigglypuff leaving Gary and Brock to look over at her and Jigglypuff wondering what she had plan. After hearing Misty asked Jigglypuff to sing to Aerodactyl to sleep, Gary let out a smile for her quick thinking when Jigglypuff started singing. Before anyone could realize that Jigglypuff's song took affect on them too and on all the Pokemon, it was too late. Every trainer fell into a deep sleep. A good amount of time passed on by, as one by one, each trainer who happened to have a marking done by Jigglypuff, finally woke up. A bit relaxed but very dazed on what they weren't sure what really happened, as Officer Jenny said that it's all a dream that was caused by Jigglypuff's song. Misty, Ash and Brock all shared a laugh when they overheard Gary commented that it really seemed real, as he then just shrugged when his fan girls let out a cheer. Gary made his way over towards Misty, ignoring Ash's babbles in the background.
"Your welcome." Gary said to Misty in a snooty tone, as he looked over at Ash who had a confused look upon his face. "Lucky loser. Smell ya later!" Gary threw up a hand gesture at the trio, leaving Ash yelling out towards him on how he can be 'lucky' and a 'loser' at the same time. Gary let out a jealous chuckle when he looked over his shoulder when heard Misty yelled out towards Ash to be quiet and also called him a 'lucky loser'. Especially for being alive and making them worry to death. As he once again caught the expressions on Misty’s face towards Ash. 'Those expressions on her face, what a rare sight. Such gentle and concern. She really cares for her friend being...' Gary turned his head away, looking straight back to his group of girls. '...Whatever, I have my loyal fan girls' love and concern.' Gary made it back over to his group of girls with arms widen open. His smirk soon disappeared when all his girls gave him a group hug, as he felt there was something missing. But Gary just brushed it aside and told his girls to head back to the convertible.
Some Months Later - Onto 'Princess Festival Day'
Gary tossed on his blue-violent shirt over his yellow and green ying yang necklace and then slipped on his brown boots, with his navy pant legs tucked in them. Doing a quick check on his image and ruffling his spikes in from of a mirror, Gary finally stepped out of his single hotel room. And made his way towards another room, since all his girls wanted to share one room, Gary paid for the big suite room down the hall of the hotel. Gary knocked on the girls' door a few times before yelling out a warning that he's coming in. Gary shook his head with a smile, when he saw all six girls still in their beds. A few of them woke up when Gary let out a loud 'ahem' when he shut the door.
"Girls?! Did you forget what day it is? I seriously thought you all would be up and ready for your gals' special princess festival day."
"Mmm, of course we're like excited for this day. But you treat us like Princesses everyday. We just like, figure we give you a break. Gary-Hun, I don't think you know how crazy today could be." One of the brunettes said in a sleepy tone.
"Tiffany, girls, that's very sweet of you all. But what kind of guy would I be? Especially having you princesses treating me? Come on girls, get ready. And besides I heard there's a lot of crazy sales and deals going on."
"Gary-Hun, it's really alright. Today we girls are like, going to be civilized and not behave like those crazy wild animals at the store sales." Tiffany said in a more awake tone when she got out of her bed.
"Fine, how about this. Since you girls don't want to do shopping, let's do lunch. You girls do eat for free and let's not waste a nice sunny day. We'll find a nice place and eat outside and watched all the poor pathetic guys go by with bags heaving them down. Hahaha!"
"Heehee, ok. Sounds like a plan, Gary-Hun. Now I guess we'll meet you at your room when we're done and ready?"
"Yeah, ok. And go ahead take your time girls. It'll give me time to read up more on my Pokemon studies." Gary waved and exited out the girls' room, heading back to his room for some studying.
Outside at a Restaurant
"Ooooh! This cake is so good! Gary-Hun you should so try this! Say ahhh." Tiffany held up her fork in front of Gary, as she waited for Gary to open his month to take the bite.
Gary felt all eyes from his group of girls eying and pressuring him to take the bite, as he gave in. He let out a smile when all the girls squealed when he took the bite. As it then soon followed a sigh from his mouth. "Girls, you got to stop on feeding me your sweets. I'll admit they're very good, but too much sweet usually leaves me to feeling sick."
"Oh, we so like didn't know Gary-Hun."
"Nah, it's alright. I didn't let you girls know. Anyways let's just finish our lunch and dessert before we figure what's our next pla—" Gary stopped in the middle of his sentence when he a loud familiar female voice from afar, as he looked in the direction it was coming from in his seat.
"Come on you two! We have to hurry to the stadium so I can sign up for the Queen of the Princesses contest!" Misty yelled out over her shoulder and running through and in between all the other trainers on the street. Misty then turned around when she realized Ash and Brock were far behind with all her shopping bags in their each of their hands.
"Easy for you to say! You're not heaved down with bags! And what's the rush?! The stadium is like only a block away!" Ash yelled out towards Misty with about 6 bags in each hand.
Misty made her way back to Ash and Brock and stood in front of them. "Quit being a baby Ash! As you is one to talk! You get all excited too when it comes to challenging a gym leader! Now just pick up the pace!"
"Yeah-yeah. Geez, bad enough that you're already bossy as is. But due today's condition, you're more bossy than usual. I had enough of this torment, to the point I could asked someone to kill me now." Ash commented out loud.
"Hey! Who asked you?! You're lucky enough that I haven't ordered you to jump off a cliff or a bridge."
"The prizes are just a couple of dolls and a picture with some movie star."
"Ok! That's it, I'm not arguing with you anymore! Wasting my precious time! I'll just see you two there!" Misty yelled out and quickly turned around and started running towards the stadium. But in the corner of her eye, she caught a glimpse of a familiar spiky brunette. 'No way, it couldn't be?' Misty stopped for a second to do a double take on her left, as her face dropped when she saw Gary's smirk with a thumbs down. 'Gawd. It is Gary, but no time to waste on him.' Misty stuck out her tongue, pulling underneath her eyes down towards Gary. She then took off laughing to herself when she saw Gary's ticked off look.
By the time Ash and Brock got a chance to look to over to see who Misty randomly gave a raspberry to, all they saw was a group of girls. As it left them confused and just scared at the fact maybe Misty did the raspberry to the bunch of girls because of the rush of the competition. Gary, who had got up from his seat angrily and headed inside to pay for his lunch, didn't see or care if Ash caught him or not. About 5 minutes later, when Gary returned back to the table to his girls, he let out a smirk.
"Girls, I found out more about the contest. It's for the title of Queen of the Princesses. So how about we go and enter that contest? I want to see the look on Red's face when she loses the contest to one of you girls." Gary said, as he went over to open the gate to the side walk.
"Sure we will enter the contest Gary-Hun, but why do you care about Red's reaction so much? I thought you wouldn't want to do a thing with her. She always like, a total witch to you. I for one, don't like it. And I don't know why you give her so much attention when she treats you like that. And Red is like, such a stupid name!" Tiffany said; as she and the other girls all got up from their seats and walked pass Gary onto the sidewalk.
"There's just something about Red that gets on my nervous, as I just want to make her look like a fool and piss her off. As I have to have the upper hand between us. She is Ash's friend so that's like a double whammy-burning to that loser. Besides that, Red isn't a stupid name. End of discussion. Let me find the stadium and just follow my lead." Gary said to Tiffany and walks a head of his girls before giving any of them to reply.
Stadium of the Pokemon Contest
Gary in the front row spotted his girls right away in kimonos of the beginning of the line up when the curtain was raised up. While the announcer was going off in the background, Gary scanned down the line to find Misty with a wig, sitting next to an older girl with long deep red hair. Gary let out a chuckle to himself when he thought to himself, she still had no chance against six of his girls. Even with a girly kimono and wig that gave Misty give out the girly-cute aura. But his smirk disappeared when he and everyone heard the announcer that the Queen of Princesses is going to be determined by a Pokemon battle.
'What?! Damn it! None of my girls have Pokemon to use for the contest. Unless they use mine, but only one of them can enter. I guess it'll be Tiffany, since she knows a lot more on Pokemon then the others.' Gary then pondered to himself, figuring out which four Pokemon would be good to battle with.
Gary couldn’t believe for the semi-finalist for the Eastern division battle was down to Misty vs. Tiffany, as he wondered what the chances were. But after watching all of Misty's battle, it wasn't too much of a surprise either. Gary had confident in Tiffany because she made it far with the four Pokemon he picked out for her. But there was a feeling that lingered around him that Misty might beat Tiffany. As he didn't want to admit Misty was one of the few good girl trainers he had come across. Lost in his thoughts, Gary returned back to earth when he overheard from one of his remaining girls around him, mention what Tiffany and Misty were talking about, as it lead to an argument. After watching Misty and Tiffany being split up by one of the referee and made them go to each their side, Gary really wanted to know what they were talking about. But he just crossed his arms and told himself he'll just ask after the battle. Gary and his girls then waited eagerly for the start the battle.
Before the Battle - Down on the Battle Area
Misty from one entrance and Tiffany from another entrance both made their way towards the middle of the battle area for a hand shake. Misty held out her hand towards Tiffany, wondering why she seems really familiar but she just couldn't put her finger on it. But after holding out her hand and then received a snobby look from Tiffany, Misty got a bit angry and wondered what's up with her. Misty still didn't get the 'friendly' hand shake from Tiffany, who had her arms crossed and shot out glares. Misty had to ask what was her deal was, as if they knew each other or something.
"Tiffany right? So what's with the look? Do we know each other? I'll admit that I've seen you before but not sure exactly where."
"Stupid witch." Tiffany said in a low tone towards Misty.
Misty was taken back at Tiffany's comment, as she let out a glare towards her. "Excuse me? Dare to repeat that?"
"I said, stupid witch.”
“Witch?! No ones call me a witch for no reason and gets away with it!” Misty shoved Tiffany and then pointed at her. “Listen here you bimbo! I’m—” Misty got cut off when Tiffany launched towards at her. Before receiving any serious pain besides the hair tugging, the referee jumped in between them and yelled at each of them to go to their side. “Tiffany, I’m going to beat you, because I’m just much better than you!” Misty yelled from her side towards Tiffany.
“We’ll see about that!” Tiffany stuck out her tongue, as she and Misty heard the ‘ding’ to start the battle. “Golem go!”
Misty let out a smirk when she saw the Golem on the battle field when it was called out. Misty then called out her choice of Pokemon. “Starmie come out and shine!”
Misty and Tiffany stood glaring at each other across the flied, as Tiffany ordered Golem to use tackle attack. Starmie managed to dodge it and then used her water gun on Golem when Misty ordered out loud. Misty then quickly ordered Starmie to use tackle attack towards the Golem when she notice it got weaken for a second, as it then sent him flying across the field. But not wasting any time, when Golem got onto it’s feet, Tiffany yelled out rock throw, expecting Golem’s rock to damage Starmie’s jewel to knock it out. But it the rocks end up knocking out Golem for the count when Misty ordered Starmie to use confuse ray on him. Tiffany let out a snarl, as she called Golem back into the pokeball and then called out Wartortle. Wartortle popped out with a happy cheer and waved at Misty, as it left Misty really confused but she then just ordered Starmie to use tackle attack. But Starmie floated down to the ground, refusing to attack. Misty started freaking out on why her Starmie wasn’t attacking, as she heard Tiffany order Wartortle to use skull bash at Starmie’s gem. But to Tiffany’s surprise and Misty’s, Wartortle refused to listen too. While the announcer and crowd were going off and wondering what was going on, Wartortle ran pass Starmie and dashed towards Misty and friendly tackled into her arms.
“Um ok? Have we met before Wartortle?” Misty asked, Wartortle’s face when she held him straight out in front of her. As she just ignored Tiffany’s yelling.
“Waaaaaar-Tortle-Tortle!” Wartortle squirmed and reached towards Misty wanting to continue the reunion.
With Wartortle’s cheerful behavior towards her, Misty couldn’t help and let out a smile towards it. “You are really cute. Even though I don’t know or remember yo—”
“Wartortle! You were supposed to be on Tiffany’s side and listen to her every orders!” Gary yelled out loud when he managed to get closer to the battle field without being on it.
“This is your Wartortle Gary?! Gawd what are the chances?” Misty asked with a shock expression towards Gary over to the right side. But then looked back at Wartortle when she placed him down. “So you must be the Squirtle from before, huh?”
“Wartortle!” Wartortle yelled out excitedly and hugged Misty’s leg.
“That’s probably why Starmie didn’t attack you since she remembered you. As the same went for you too, huh? Well it’s real nice seeing you again, even though I don’t like seeing your master.” Misty said looking down at Wartortle but had her finger pointed at Gary.
“Hey! What’s with the pointing?! And what are you saying to my Wartortle?!” Gary yelled out towards Misty with an annoyed expression. He then realized she was ignoring him when she didn’t look over and somewhat continued talking to Wartortle.
“Well Wartortle, I guess you should go back over to Tiffany and we will call it a draw between you and Starmie ok?” Misty asked Wartortle, as she received a nod and one last hug from him around the leg. Misty then watched Wartortle ran back over to Tiffany’s side. “Tiffany! Since Wartortle doesn’t want to battle against me, I’ll call back my Starmie and won’t use her for the rest of our battle. So call out your next Pokemon.” Misty caught Tiffany’s ‘talk to the hand’ gesture, as Misty just rolled her eyes and called back Starmie. “Pikachu, it’s your turn!”
“Well if that’s how you want to play it like that, so be it! Wartortle you useless Pokemon, return to your ball.” Tiffany tried to zap Wartortle back into the pokeball but he kept on dodging the beam, as he wanted to stay out. Getting frustrated, Tiffany gave up and called her next Pokemon. “Nidoqueen!”
‘Gawd, all her Pokemon so far are evolved to at least their final stage. Gary must be serious about his training to have all his Pokemon at all a high level. I wonder how I’m going to beat—What the hell?! Why did I start too worried when I found out they’re Gary’s Pokemon? This is my chance to show him up by knocking one of his snobby fan girls out that is using his Pokemon.’
Ready to battle with their summoned Pokemon, Misty and Tiffany just stood in their spot, waiting for the each other to make the first move. Patience wasn’t one of Misty’s specialties, as she ordered the first attack, with thunderbolt. Pikachu sent a big thunderbolt towards Nidoqueen but she dodged and then charged at Pikachu with a tackle attack when it was ordered. After the tackle, which sent Pikachu flying in mid air, Tiffany yelled out poison sting. Pikachu let out a yell, as the poison hit him hard, like how he hit the ground.
“Pikachu! Are you ok?! Can you stand?” Misty yelled out in a concern tone, as she watched Pikachu stumble up on its feet but only to fall over on the ground. Misty then ran over and picked up Pikachu. “Hey, it’s alright. Sorry, that Nidoqueen took both of us by surprise. You just rest here for the time being ok?” Misty placed down Pikachu down by her feet when she got reply from Pikachu. “Vulpix, come on out!”
Tiffany let out a laugh when she saw Vulpix popped out happily, as she yelled out loud towards Misty. “Hahaha, do you really think a little fox could stand a chance against my Nidoqueen?”
“You’ll be surprise! You know what they say. The bigger they are, the harder they fall! Vulpix, circle Nidoqueen with quick attack!”
Vulpix did as she was told, circling round and round causing Nidoqueen to feel a bit dizzy when she tried to focus on when to use her body slam. But before Nidoqueen could make her attack, she fell over when Vulpix pounce herself off of her in the air. Vulpix heard Misty to use fire spin on Nidoqueen. The fire spin sent Nidoqueen off the ground, high into the air and then knocking out. Due to the hard fall back to the ground head first, when the fire disappeared. Tiffany zapped Nidoqueen back after throwing a fit, as she then called out her last Pokemon, Arcanine. Misty yelled out towards Vulpix to be careful, as she ordered her to do another quick attack around Arcanine. Thinking to be able to do the same trick, as Misty ordered Vulpix to do a fire spin. Which happened to be called out at the same time with Tiffany’s command for Arcanine, both girls watched both big fire spins going towards each other. As all they could do was order both of their Pokemon to dodge each of the fire spin, but it was too late for Vulpix. For Arcanine’s fire spin was a bit more quick in speed and powerful then Vulpix’s, as she got hit by it. Tiffany caught her opening, as she ordered Arcanine to use body slam. Misty then yelled out to dodge it but once again it was too late for Vulpix, as her tiny body was crushed by the weight, knocking her out. Misty zapped Vulpix back in her pokeball and then called out her last Pokemon, Bulbasaur. With both Pokemon in front of their temp-trainer, it was a serious show down between Misty and Tiffany, as the crowd felt the heat. Once again Misty called out the first attack with razor leaf but only to cut some of the fur off of Arcanine then hurting him. Getting a bit frustrated and really need to win the battle, Misty ordered Bulbasaur to use sleep powder but Arcanine managed to dodge with his extreme-speed technique, as he started circling around Bulbasaur. A bit panicky and under pressure, Misty thought of a tactic, as she yelled out towards Bulbasaur to stay in its spot but prepare solar beam.
‘What the hell Red? Don’t you know that solar beam takes a bit to be able to use? What makes you think you can use it, especially when Arcanine’s using his extreme-speed and circling around your Bulbasaur. And if Tiffany ordered Arcanine to use take down or fire spin, its lights out—’ Gary leaned a bit forward when he heard ‘fire spin’ from Tiffany. But he then got up off his seat, as he couldn’t believe Misty’s quick and sneaky tactics when he saw his Arcanine blasted to the dirt ground and knocked out for the count. Gary then sat back down and shook his head when he heard the announcer announced Misty as the winner. ‘Well I’ll be damn. I didn’t expect you to have Bulbasaur to use vine whip to launch itself high into the air above Arcanine. As it caused my Arcanine to stop in its spot and looked up to only be hit by the solar beam. Not bad Red, not bad.’ Gary suddenly got up from his seat and told his girls he’ll be back with Tiffany. As he slowly made his way across the other seats and audiences, he noticed that Tiffany was long gone off the battle field. As it seems like, she didn’t realize she left Wartortle by himself off to the other side of the battle field, to follow right behind Misty.
Backstage at the Mini-Pokemon Center
“You all did a great job on the semi-battle! Thanks a bunch! Now I’m one of the finalists! I’ll be back to pick you all back up when all of you are recharged ok?” Misty let out smile towards Pikachu sitting on the other pokeball when she pushed her tray towards Nurse Joy.
“Waaartortle!” Wartortle yelled out in a cheery tone, as he tapped Misty’s leg.
“Hey, aren’t you supposed to be with Tiffany? Well I guess we should find Tiffany…” Misty picked Wartortle up and held him in front of her. “…You know, I wonder if we had battle against each other, what the outcome would have been—”
“You would have lost!” Tiffany yelled out from afar, as she made her way up to Misty. “If it wasn’t for Wartortle’s stubbornness, I would have won with using him. You caused me my victory stupid Wartortle!” Tiffany raised a hand up.
Misty then realized that Tiffany was going to strike Wartortle, as quickly placed him down. Misty decided to do her own striking on Tiffany, as she let out an angry glare towards her. Right when Gary who had just entered the scene from around the corner, just to catch Misty slapped Tiffany across the face. He was taken back and wondered if they we’re picking up their argument before the battle. But he was a bit angry for one of his girls got hit by a girl he can’t stand most of the time.
“What the hell Red?! Why would you slap a person that just lost to you? That’s real uncalled for! Did you really have to finish that argument before the battle started?”
“Again with the Red!?” Misty snarled her anger towards Gary when she crossed her arms with a glare. “You want to see red? I’ll gladly bash your head to the point bloods dripping you’re your eyes. But first off, I hit Tiffany because sh—”
“Gary-Hun! I was only trying to get Wartortle back and then she slapped me for no reason!” Tiffany said in a helpless tone and acted like she was the victim. As she wrapped her arms around Gary’s arm.
“That’s very low of you Re—” Gary got cut off by the sudden grab at the neck line of his shirt.
“Listen here idiot! That lying witch started it first! And right now, I have no time to waste on you and that bimbo of yours! So I don’t care that if you believe me or not, I slapped her because she called your Wartortle stupid and was about to hit him. Now I order you to leave and get out of my sight!” Misty pushed Gary backwards. “You know what? Never mind, I’ll leave…” Misty turned to start heading towards the exit door to watch the second semi-finalist battle but stopped in front of Wartortle. “…It was great seeing you again Wartortle but no hard feelings of me leaving like this ok? You’re a smart and useful Pokemon. Do me, or more like your master a favor, give him some of your smartness. Oh and soak Tiffany for me with your water gun. Byeee.” Misty waved and continued walking, as she didn’t need to turn around to see if Wartortle did use water gun attack on Tiffany. She knew it happened, since she heard it perfectly just fine, with Tiffany’s screams.
‘Wartortle, listened to Red’s commanded without me telling him too. I guess she was telling the truth.’ Gary looked over in the direction Misty was walking and ignored Tiffany for a bit. “Hey Red! About accusing you, I’m s—” Gary looked back over at Tiffany before he could see that Misty looked over in his direction.
“Gary-Hun! I’m like, soaked to the bones by your Wartortle! Aren’t you going to yell at him?!”
“Tiffany I should be yelling at you! I’m a bit upset with your behavior and the way you were about to treat my Wartortle. I want to be alone at the moment. As you should get the other girls and have them shop with you to find another outfit.”
“No, you’re coming along too! Did you forget that I’m a princess today, so I want to leave this place now with you along with me! And quit calling her Red. It annoys me that you gave her a nickname.”
“Tiffany you’re really pushing it. But I did made a promise yesterday that I’ll do whatever you girls want. Even though I’m upset with you, I’m not going to break a promise. But we’re going to have a talk later. And as for the Red’s name, I’m not going to stop calling her that. I enjoy how it bugs her when I call her that. Speaking of Red, I should wish her good luck...” Gary looked back in the direction to see Misty was almost out the exit door, as he yelled out. “…Red! Even though you and I don’t see eye to eye, I wish you good luck on winning the title of Queen of the Princesses and the prizes! And I’m sor—” Gary was suddenly yanked by his arm by Tiffany, as he looked over at her.
“Ok! That’s like enough, quit wasting your breathe. I don’t think she’s listening to you Gary-Hun.”
“Yeah, you might be right.” Gary said out loud, as he watched Misty disappeared through the doors.
‘Wrong again Gary, I heard you perfectly clear. But you’re right about us not seeing eye to eye. As you surprised me with wishing me good luck, thanks. I guess you have your moments when you’re not a jerk, as it seems you were going to apologize too. You know, even though Tiffany can be two-face and you were a bit mad at her. I can’t believe you can still somewhat be a gentleman and keep a promise. But that’s a good thing though…’ Misty for some reason, couldn’t help but to smile to herself. As she leaned against the railing, looking down at battle field to see who were the western division semi-finalists. ‘Well it seems like Jessie’s in the second semi-finalists. Now comparing her to Tiffany, Jessie’s the ultimate witch.’ Misty watched Jessie battles for almost about 10 minutes before she won the battle with her Lickitung. She then let out a smirk, staring hard down at Jessie. ‘Well it’s down to Jessie and me. And mark my words Jessie. I’m going to send you blasting off when I’m done with our battle!’ Misty clutches her fist with a snicker, as she slowly turned around to head back to the mini-Pokemon center but stopped for a second. For she spotted a very blurry vision of Gary with his girls, as it seem they were making their way out of the arena from their seats. “Too bad you won’t be around, for I, the soon to be Queen of all Princesses, could have bossed you around…” Misty let out a smile and made her way back inside. “…Now time prepare a strategy against Jessie and to win my dolls!”