I am so bad at titles! XD the story is better than the title!!
theres a little advanceshipping here, but not too much.
i rate this a ages 11+ its pretty clean. some romantic detail...yet thats pretty clean aswell.
please no critism unless its constructive!!
I have more parts than posted written, and am working on reading over them and editing.
The orange glow from the sunset warmed their faces. May's new ribbon was set gingerly in her hands, and her eyes often left the magnificent sunset to gaze upon her new win.
“That’s a pretty purple ribbon you've got there.” Drew commented, noticing her fascination.
“Thanks.” may turned her head away from her ribbon and onto him, “But it should be yours. My eevee was about to faint and began to fall right as time ran out.”
“Yeah...” Drew admitted “but that’s what the time limit is for. Trying to make the opponent loose before time runs out.”
May nodded, turning her attention back to the sunset.
“So...” Drew began, knowing exactly what he as going to say “are you going to Sinohh with Ash and your friends?”
May's face fell “yeah...I guess...that’s where Ash is going anyway.”
“Why? Where are you going?” May questioned just to continue the conversation.
“No...I'm going to Kanto. Better contests there.” Drew said to the sunset ahead.
“I wish I could go there with you.” May said quietly to herself.
“Why not?” Drew suggested, after hearing May's mumble.
“There's nothing for Ash to do there.” May said sadly “He already has all the badges and has already entered the league.”
“Then...come just with me.”
May stared at him for a wile, then said, “I don't know...what would Ash say?”
“Is your whole life centered around ash?” Drew demanded, breaking free from his carefully organized plan.
“Um...no” she squeaked back.
“Then be a big girl and make the decision for yourself.” He told her.
May nodded “right! I'll go tell them I'm traveling with you!” her smile disappeared “but wait! Where will Max go? I can have him travel with us! He'll just be in the way!”
“He'll manage. Go talk to them.”
May nodded and walked towards the camp sight Ash, Brock, and Max were at. “You stay right there, Drew!”
“You what?” Ash screamed in May's face, after she explained what she had decided.
“But Drew's your rival” Max complained.
“He's not your friend, I thought.” Brock inquired.
“Well he is.” May said, defensively.
“I don't think this is a good idea.” Ash stated.
“Well, I have no interest in Sinohh, and you have nothing to do in Kanto. I think it's better for all of us.” May told him, trying to stay calm and avoid a fight.
“May!” Max grabbed her leg, tears in his eyes. “Where am I supposed to go? What am I supposed to do?” his voice was wobbling.
She knelt down to be level with max. “You can go home and start your own journey.” She rubbed her hand on his head, rustling his hair. “Your about that age anyway.” She smiled sweetly at the tears running down his face.
“I love you, May!” He burst, and threw his arms around his sister.
She hugged his back. “I love you too, Max. Go do your best as a trainer you'll be great.”
“Thank you.” He sniffed, and let go of her. She stood up and faced Ash.
“Do you have to?” He asked her.
“I want to. I'm old enough to decide for myself.”
Ash lunged for her, his arms fastening around her back. “I...don't want you to leave...but I guess you have to...”
“Ash...?” May whispered, surprised.
“I...like you.” He told her, quietly, in her ear.
May wrapped her arms around him just to make him feel better. “It's okay...I'll still see you, I'll call you. Often.”
“Promise?” He squeezed her tighter.
“Promise.” She replied.
“Bye.” He said, as he let go of her. His voice was cracking, trying to hide tears and sadness.
May quickly hugged Brock, and said bye to him as well. He promised he'd bring Max back to his house safely. She then ran back to the sidewalk to tell Drew the news.
“I'm gonna travel with you!” she called to Drew, as she ran up to him.
“Wow, took you a long time to say goodbye. It's already dark out.” Drew flicked his hair away from his face.
May remembered that Ash and Max had held her back because of their own fondness for her. “Um...no reason for that.”
“Whatever, come to my camp with me and set your sleeping bag down.” Drew led her to a cave with a small bonfire in the center of it. “Here.”
“Wow! You're sleeping in a cave!”
“What’s so surprising about that?” Drew asked her. “Suppose it rains. I don't want to get soaked wile I'm sleeping, do I?”
“Good point.” She admitted. “But shouldn't you be in a Pokémon center room?”
“Just go put down your sleeping bag.” He grumbled.
May set her seeping bag next to Drew's, about two feet away. She took off her shoes and bandanna. She unzipped the sleeping bag, and got in. “goodnight.”
“What? It's only eight o' clock.” Drew told her.
“Yeah, but its dark. If we wanna get up with the light and make the most of our getting to Kanto, then we have to sleep just as much as we walk, and its easier to walk in the light.” May told him.
“So you get smart when you’re tired?” Drew teased her.
May yawned. “Good. Night.”
“I'll go and train with my Pokémon.” He lied.
“You’ll be tired,” May mentioned, “when I wake up and have to get you up.”
“Whatever.” Drew turned and walked away from the cave.
“Good! Night!” She called, and turned away from him in her sleeping bag.
Drew threw masceraine's pokeball and let it come out. “Finally.” he told it. “I get to travel with her.” Masceraine smiled to congratulate him. He spent more of the night thinking about what it will be like to be with May all day and night. He thought about how much more he will learn about her. He smiled to himself, happily. “And I thought my life was...” He laughed, “But I was wrong.”
Drew's eyes burst open, and he sat up.
May was already out of her sleeping bag, kneeling on it, brushing her hair. “It's time for you to wake up and get ready to walk to the boat.”
“I'd rather not.” Drew said, lying back down.
“C'mon! Get your shirt and shoes on and lets get going! It’s leaving in a half hour!”
Drew noticed he'd forgot to keep his shirt on. It hadn't crossed his mind, he usually slept without it. He grabbed it and pulled it over his head, onto his body, but didn't get out of his sleeping bag.
“Well...that’s a start.” May said to him as she tied her bandanna on her head.
“You get up too early.” Drew told her.
“Twenty more minutes until we miss it!” She warned.
“To where, again?”
“To Kanto, you stupid!” May screamed, “Now get up!”
“Fine, fine.” He murmured, and got out of his sleeping bag. He pulled on his shoes and rolled up his sleeping bag, wile May did the same.
“Off to Kanto we go!” She cheered, happily, as she skipped in front of him and to the port.
Drew smiled at her, from behind. “This is gonna be good.” He told himself. “real good.”
May stepped onto the boat next to Drew, and inhaled the salty ocean water. “I love the ocean!” She said, exhaling.
“Lets go to the room we got in advance.” Drew suggested, and began walking.
“Okey!” She called, and ran after him, holding the keys in her hand, letting them jingle as she stepped.
May collapsed in the bed when she hit the room, then noticed she was on the only bed in the entire room.
“Oh no.” She said, sitting up.
“Yeah, nice one. You got us a room with one bed.” Drew groaned.
“Not my fault! I said two travelers! They should've known better!” May whined.
“No you should've known better!” He corrected, as he looked around for another place to sleep. “and there's not even a chair or couch or something I can sleep in.”
“This bed's big enough for two people.” May suggested.
Drew thought about it for a while. “Um...I'll think about that.” He decided on as an answer.
May was silent. She was thinking about how Ash was. She thought he probably hated Drew for taking her away from him. But there was the possibility of him hating her, for leaving him. She wanted to keep her friendship with him, but she wanted to stay with Drew badly.
“What are you thinking about so deeply?” He asked her, looking at her concentrated face.
“Ash.” May said, without thinking.
“What about him?”
“Stuff.” She said, quickly, not wanting to let Drew distract her.
“Do you...” He trailed off.
May stopped thinking and looked at him. “What?”
“Do you...like him?”
“Yeah, has my friend.” She replied, curiously.
“I mean like...do you have a crush on him?”
May was surprised that Drew would think that. “N-no.”
“Really, now?” Drew said, doubtingly.
“Yes, I really don't!” She squeaked, holding her hands up in defense.
“Then what were you thinking about?” He wanted to know.
“Promise not to tell Ash I told you!” She blurted.
“Yeah, yeah, I wont tell him.” He said, sitting on the bed next to her.
“Before I left he...told me he likes me.” She told him, quietly.
“Like, he has a crush on you?”
“That’s all you were thinking about?” Drew urged.
“I was thinking about if he was mad at me for choosing you over him. Or mad at you, for some reason.” She confessed.
“You can go Travel with him to Sinohh if you want.” Drew told her. “I'll be fine on my own.”
“No!” She cried, “No! I wanna stay with you!” then blushed when she noticed what she said.
Drew laughed, then questioned before thinking: “Do you like anyone then?”
May thought about a good answer. “Maybe...” she said delicately.
“Not tellin'!” May paused. “So...do you like anyone?”
Drew was surprised she would ask this. “Maybe.” he said slyly, smirking at her.
“Oh, come on! Tell me!” She demanded.
He just snickered and was quiet.
There was awkward silence.
“I wanna know more about you. If we are going to travel together, we should at least know each other.” May said to break the silence.
“I know about you.” He differed.
“Oh yea? What?” She waited wile he thought, smiling cutely.
“You're a coordinator.” He declared, “And you’re a girly-girl, and you like cute Pokémon, and your nice, but you get worked up easily.”
“What?” May squealed. “Girly-girl? Get worked up easily?”
“Yup.” Drew snickered. “What do you know about me?”
“You’re mean!” May turned away from him. “And you tease me a lot.”
May looked at him, and giggled. “And your a really good coordinator, and your quiet, like, you don't talk much, and...what else?”
“You don't know much.” He agreed.
“Then that means we should tell each other about ourselves.”
“Well...what do you want to know?” He asked her.
She thought, then said, “Do you have any siblings?”
Drew thought about how to answer this. “I...don't know.” he said, truthfully.
“Oh...were you adopted?” May looked down.
“Why?” May wondered aloud.
“You really wanna know?”
He sighed. “Alright.”
May leaned back against the pillows to get comfortable for a good story.
“My real parents...didn't want me...once I turned six.” He was staring into space, his eyes calm. “They just...treated me like a pet that they were stuck with. They stopped giving me food, acted like I wasn't there. No matter how much I cried or begged they wouldn't even look at me. I overheard them talking to each other one night...they were saying that eventually I would run away, and they wouldn’t have to deal with me. So...I did.”
May just stared at him, dazed.
“I packed food, water, and nothing else. And I ran.”
“How did you get new parents? Did you get new parents?” May questioned.
“I went to the orphanage, and was adopted the third day I was there. My new parents loved me very much, but thought there was something wrong with me.”
“Why?” May wanted to know.
“Because I never talked to them. Not once, until I turned ten and went on my journey, I said 'goodbye.'”
“Why wouldn't you talk?”
“You ask to many questions.” Drew informed her.
“Just tell me.”
He sighed again. “I don't know.” He lied.
“Is the same reason why you didn’t talk to them the reason why you don't talk a lot to people now?”
He nodded. She saw the pain in his face and wrapped her arms around his neck thoughtfully. “I…guess you don’t have to tell me if you don’t want to.”
"I'll...I'll think...about it."
“well, while your thinking, I'll go swim in the pool.” may told him, unwrapping her arms, and walking to the bathroom to change into her swimsuit. “There's a great outdoor pool!”
He blinked a few times, then smiled and flicked his hair “I think I'll come with you.”
She smiled sweetly at him “okay. Change after me.” She then closed the bathroom door.
Drew got his swim trunks out of his bag. May came out of the bathroom with a red bikini on. It had a pink flower on the left side of the top. Drew kept himself from staring and gracefully walked into the bathroom to change.
“Wow this pool is huge.” Drew noticed when they reached it.
“That’s why I love it so much!” May smiled, dropped her towel on a nearby chain and ran to the pool, diving in.
Drew walked over to it, and set himself in slowly. “The sign says no running.” he stated to May, when she came back up to the surface.
“Well, its okay when you're going to jump in.” She declared, although she knew he was right.
“There is a storm approaching” The captain said over a loudspeaker, “Please, everyone report to your rooms.”
“But I just got in the pool!” May complained.
“Come on! You heard him!” Drew grabbed his towel and draped it over his shoulders.
“Fine” She got out of the pool and wrapped her towel around her chest.
After they had gotten to their room and changed, May collapsed on the bed once more. “Stupid storm. Ruining all my fun.”
“You can swim tomorrow.” Drew said, trying to hide his annoyance.
May didn't say anything and sat up, biting her lip.
“What?” Drew asked.
“I get...kinda nervous on boats when there’s storms.” She admitted.
“Like...seasick?” he asked.
“Don’t throw up on me.” He teased.
“I'm not going to! I just get...nervous. I don't know...I just...do.”
“Well...why don't you just sleep through it? It's dark already.” Drew suggested.
“I guess...” May said quietly, and took off her bandanna and shoes, and slipped under the covers.
Drew took off his jacket and shoes and lay in the bed next to May. They fell asleep for a while, until something woke Drew up. He awoke to find May grasping his shirt, her face buried in his chest. His shirt was wet, from her tears.
“May?” Drew murmured softly. She did not stir. “May?” he said, a bit louder.
“What?” May's muffled voice asked.
“Is...Is this what you mean by nervous?” He asked, thinking about each word before he said it.
May just nodded slowly, tightening her grip. Drew let his happiness show with a warm smile, knowing she could not see it. He ran his fingers through her hair, to comfort her, until she slowly fell asleep. Once she was out, Drew let himself relax into sleep as well.
The morning light woke May the next morning. She noticed her shirt was shoved up slightly, revealing her belly button. She then felt Drew's arm firmly around her. His hand was placed on her lower back, his fingertips up her shirt. She tried to think of how this was, then remembered how she had acted the night before. Her face turned pink, recreating the scene in her head. She let go of Drew's shirt that was tangled in her fists.
“Drew?” She squeaked. He didn't move, for he was sound asleep. “Drew?” She nudged his chin with her head.
He groaned deeply. His eyes opened slowly, then widened when he saw himself holding May against him. He withdrew his hand, and rolled to his back, his face hot. He stared at the ceiling.
“Sorry about...last night. That’s just how I get.” May apologized, her face red.
“It was nothing.” Drew said without turning his head. He got up, and put his jacket and began pulling on his shoes.
“Where are you going?” May questioned, propping herself up with her arms.
“We woke up late. We're in Kanto now.” He told her.
Her eyes widened, and she jumped out of the bed, fastening her bandanna loosely around her neck, and throwing on her sneakers without tying them. She grabbed Drew's hand, and pulled him out of the door, up the stairs, and onto the Kanto pier. She stared around in awe for a moment, then began dragging Drew again.
“Where are we going?” He asked her, struggling to keep up.
“KANTO” She screamed, and continued to run.
Drew chose not to protest. He enjoyed to see May's happiness, and just ran with her.
They had been running all over Kanto until dark. Drew stopped short, grasping May's hand to stop her. Once she did, he let go, and put his hands to his knees, panting.
“You...can't…run off like that...” He told her. “At least...I was with you.”
She was panting as well, “Sorry...I was just...happy...you should've...stopped me.”
Drew caught his breath and stood up straight. He looked around him. There were trees as far as his eye could see in every direction. He glanced back at May. “Great. We're lost. Nice job, GPS May, you lead us to some forest that we will take days, maybe weeks even, to get out of!”
May stopped panting, and crossed her arms. “Well, I still say it’s your fault for not stopping me and just going along. You could have been watching where I was going. But no. You didn't.”
“So you’re admitting that you were not in control of yourself.”
He didn't like to be blamed, so he looked around for a good camp sight. “C'mon.” He said, and gestured his hand in the direction he turned in. “Lets look for a camp sight.”
May nodded, and followed him through the trees. They eventually found a clear spot, where acorns and pine cones had not fallen as heavily as the other paths. It was a perfect circle, and about twice as long as May herself. “How about here?” She asked him.
Drew studied the circular patch of grass. “I guess so.” He walked over to it, and tapped it with his foot. “Doesn't it seem kinda odd that this patch is a perfect circle? And the fact that there aren't nearly as many leaves and nuts on it as there are around it. As if someone had just cleaned it off a few hours ago...”
“Oh, stop worrying!” May sat down right in the middle of the large circle and set her sleeping bag down, then lay across it. “C'mon! Set up the tent!”
He sighed, and reluctantly put the stakes in the ground around May. He pulled up the tent, and propped it up with the pole. He then crawled inside and rolled out his sleeping bag. “Well...we should remember this spot, but its not close to being dark yet. It’s probably around lunchtime. Wanna go get a bite to eat?”
May sat up. “You said it would take days possibly weeks o get out of here!”
“Drew got out of the tent, and She followed. “Eh, I was being dramatic.” He sighed, looking around. “But we do have to find our way out of here.”
May thought for a moment, then said “that-a-way” and pointed to her right.
“Yes.” He agreed. “That’s where we came from. Now lets go.”
They were nearly out of the forest by time the sun was setting low in the sky.
“Drew. I'm hungry.” May whined. “And we'll never get back to the camp sight before dark at this rate!”
He sighed. “I guess we should turn around...I have food in my bag…at the campsite.”
May groaned, as they turned to walk back where they came from. “Why didn’t we eat that? I never should've suggested this way!”
“You're damn right about that!” Drew snickered. “But you didn't know any better.”
When they reached their camp sight, they both gasped. The circle had nothing on it. No pine cones, acorns, tent stakes, nothing. Their tent was in a heap next to it, along with their sleeping bags.
“I knew this circle was bad news.” Drew said, and began packing up the tent. “May, we're going to set up camp somewhere else.”
“In the dark?” May groaned. “C'mon, someone just moved our stuff aside out of their way.”
“Along with all the leaves that had fallen too?” He looked at her out of the corner of his eye.
“Um...well...” She thought for a second. “I'm gonna prove there’s nothing wrong with this spot.” She pulled Drew on the circle and jumped several times.
“May don't!” He cried, as the circle began to cave in. May screamed as the earth broke through, and they began plummeting to the hard ground below. Drew landed on his back, and May landed face-first on top of him. There was barely any room to move.
“Look what you've done!” He said, trying to prop himself up. “Get off of me!”
“I...can't” May moaned at the tight space. Drew managed to push himself to a sit, and bend his knees upward; keeping his feet close to him because there was nowhere else to put them. May was pushed in between his legs, and leaned her back against his chest. Her knees were also pulled to her body.
“Well...this is an improvement.” He groaned.
“Oh, shut up!” May said. “I can get us out of here easily with bulbasaur!” She threw it's pokeball, and it appeared on the land around the hole. “Use vine whip to help us out of here!” Bulbasaur let it’s vines down, but couldn't reach May. “Nice try.” May returned it, frowning.
“Well, now what are we supposed to do? If bulbasaur couldn't reach, then Roselia probably wont be able to either. We'll be stuck here until someone comes and lets us out.”
May whined some more.
“Okay, stop it! You’re not helping anything by making that noise!” Drew grumbled.
“Somebody’s cranky!” May teased, smiling.
“You know what? Lets just go to sleep, and try calling for help tomorrow. Its already dark out, and there’s no use calling now.” Drew said calmly.
May nodded and closed her eyes. Her head rested on his shoulder. She soon fell asleep. He smiled at this, again, knowing she could not see it. He let his eyelids droop and was lulled to sleep.
Drew awoke to notice his arms tightly around May's waist. He quickly removed them, then sighed of relief when he noticed she was still asleep. He was wet, and noticed it has rained the night before. He looked up at the clear skies, and sighed.
“I'm starting to get really cramped.” May said, when she awoke, causing Drew to jump, slightly. “and I'm all wet.”
“Hopefully whoever moved our supplies aside yesterday will come back and see us here and help.” He suggested.
“Yeah...but what are we supposed to do in that time?” May asked.
Drew thought about a good answer. “Talk?”
“I don't know...ourselves?”
“We did that already. Why? Is there something you still didn't tell me?”
His eyes widened. “N-no!”
“There’s something your hiding from me!” May thought for a second. “Hey! You never told me why you wouldn't talk when you were a kid. You just looked like you didn't want me to know and said 'I don't know.'”
“I really don't know.” Drew lied again.
May turned her body around, and knelt in front of him. “Tell me. Please please pleasey please please!”
He sighed. “Is it really that important to you?”
“Yes.” She looked into his eyes seriously, to try to make him tell her.
“Fine, fine! I was afraid I would do something wrong and they would throw me out.”
“Liar. You said they loved you.”
Drew sighed. “I didn't love them, May! I didn’t feel good talking to them. I was still cold. And at that point there was nobody. When I started on my journey, I became a little more brave, and talked to people a little more, mostly only when spoken too, but I only talked a lot to people I was particularly fond of. Okay?”
She didn't make the connection in her head that he talked to her before she ever talked to him, until they were friends. “So...you talk the most to the people you love the most?”
“Ooh. I get it now.” May said, and turned back around, and leaned against him. “There’s still one thing I want to know though.”
“And that is...?”
“Who you love the most.”
Drew froze. “So...you wanna know who it is?”
“Yeah. Is it family? A girl? A friend? What?”
“I'll tell you that later.” He decided.
“Please tell me at least which one it is!”
“Is this person family, friend, or a girl you love romantically?”
Drew sighed. “Well...think about it.” He told her. “I don't have a family. And do I have friends?”
“Yes.” May answered. “Me.”
Drew thought about this for a moment. “Other then you.”
“No one. So...?”
“So you must love a girl the most.” May concluded.
“Who is she? Please tell me!”
“That’s enough about me.” Drew said. “Who do you like?”
“Who says I should tell you if you wont tell me who your in love with!” She was angered by his determination.
“Are you in love with him?” he smirked.
“That’s nothing that concerns you!” She said, knowing Drew couldn't see the lie in her eyes.
He laughed. “I was just teasin' you. Well, since you know I'm in love you need to tell me something about this boy. It’s only fair. Like...do I know him?”
She blushed. “You...you might.”
“Do I or do I not?”
“Okay you know him! That’s all I'm telling you!”
Drew thought about whom he knew that she could have feelings for. He wondered if she had lied to him about her feelings for Ash. It was likely, he decided, but he did not come to any conclusions. “I can’t really think of any guesses.” He told her.
“May?” Someone called from above the hole.
“Ash!” May called with deep excitement.
“How did you get into there? Here, Get your bulbasaur, and mine’s vine whip will attach to your’ses vine whip and pull you up.” Drew noticed Ash ignored him.
“Alrighty.” May called out her bulbasaur and it and Ash’s pulled May, then Drew, out of the hole.
It gets a litle Advanceshippy after part 6. : p be warned.