Welcome, readers, to my first fanfiction. I wrote this story on fanfiction.net (and yes, it's my own story. Here's the link), but it didn't get enough reviews I wanted, so I kinda wanna spread the word to see if people want me to continue writing. That's because Termbreak ends next week, and I won't be able to write more often. With all that's been said, enjoy reading, and don't forget to review!
EDIT: I forgot to mention this. There'll be an implied Pearlshipping and Laserbladeshipping in later chapter/s. Plus, If you don't like Amourshipping, I suggest you close this tab immediately.
Feelings, Confessions, and Eureka
Chapter 1: Close Enough
Pokemon Centre, Miare City…
I have allowed myself once again to be captivated by her blue eyes. I could see the deep blue ocean in those eyes of hers. I don't know why I kept staring at them. I had friends with those same blue eyes, but I wasn't acting like this with them back then, so why do I keep staring at her eyes? I was snapped back to reality when she spoke to me.
"S-Satoshi, are you OK?" Serena asked in concern. I could see a faint tint of red on her cheeks. Pikachu had the same concerned expression.
"Y-yeah. Just coming up with a strategy to beat Citron in my gym battle." I lied. I don't want her to know that I was staring at her eyes the whole time, though I don't know if she was looking at me before. That would be embarrassing on my part. I felt my face heat up a little on that thought.
"Eeehhh? I just saw you staring at-" I cut off Eureka with my hand over her mouth.
"Staring at what?" Serena asked in curiosity.
"A-at the wall". I answered, lying once again. "Anyway, let's go to the gym now. Maybe Citron is finish fixing up the gym. I can't wait to win my fifth badge." I said, changing the subject.
"OK." They answered in unison.
We were walking down the streets of Miare City going to the Miare gym, where I will obtain my fifth badge from my friend.
As we were walking, a thought suddenly crossed my mind; who will Serena cheer for? The thought of her cheering for Citron made a tiny crack on my heart. I wanted her to cheer for me instead, but that would be selfish of me.
I opened my mouth half way to ask that question, but I closed it, realizing I would sound selfish for asking that question. Luckily, someone asked the question in my stead.
" Serena, who will you cheer for?" Eureka asked. I saw her eyes sparkling, indicating that she wants Serena to cheer for her brother.
Serena thought for a moment, and answered, "I don't know yet. Satoshi and Citron are my friends. I don't know which one of them I will cheer for. I want them both to win, though that would be impossible, so… I don't know." Serena answered with neutrality. The short pause at the end of her sentence as well as her somewhat sad expression made me think otherwise.
Eureka pouted, upset that Serena would not be cheering for her brother, but an idea popped up in her mind and said, "At least cheer for someone. Obviously, I'm going to cheer for my brother, so you should cheer for Satoshi. It will be equal."
"Oh, ok. But is it ok for you? I don't really want to hurt your feelings." Serena asked.
"Yup!" Eureka said, happily.
To me, it felt like Serena was forced to cheer for me. I didn't really like it.
Honestly, I wanted to cheer for Satoshi. I have a tiny… ok huge crush on him since that incident back in Okido Hakase's Pokemon Summer Camp, and now we're here, reunited. I really wanted to confess to him, though I don't really know which one is the reason that is forcing me not to; I don't know how to find the words to tell him, or I don't have the confidence. Maybe it's both. My confession would be utterly useless if he doesn't have the same feelings as I do. Plus, I don't know when I will confess to him. His departure from Kalos is inevitable, so I must confess to him before that happens, maybe now, the next day, or before he boards the plane to Kanto.
Outside Prism Tower…
We are now standing in front of the Prism Tower.
"We're here for the third time, and this time, there won't be anymore four-gym-badge rule, electricity shocking me, and trapdoors." Satoshi said jokingly.
Eureka and I both giggled at his remark. Satoshi turned his head around to see us and said, "Well, let's go".
For some reason, I saw him turn around in an extremely hunk-ish way. As I look at him, I felt the redness take over my cheeks and I found out I was staring at him for a couple of seconds before Eureka grabbed my hand and shook it.
"Serena, what's wrong?" Eureka asked.
"Umm, I - uh," I was still recovering from that moment, "It's nothing, don't worry about it", I finally said.
"You sure?" Satoshi said with concern. "Pika Pi?" Pikachu said, also with concern. He came up to me and put his hand on my forehead. "You look like you have a fever", Satoshi said.
I think he saw me blushing, but confused my blush with fever. That's a good thing, but even so, his action and concern made me blush deeper. "Oh my Arceus, you're burning up, Serena." Satoshi said.
"I-It's nothing". I said, trying to hold back the redness. "Anyway, let's go inside now." I said, changing the subject.
"Oh, ok. But you should let me know if you're having a fever." Satoshi said.
"Ok." I said, my redness returning, but this time, I was able to hold it back.
This is weird. 15 minutes ago back in the Pokemon Centre, thanks to Dedenne for shifting my attention to him, I saw Satoshi staring at Serena for some reason, and he answered that he was staring at the wall. And now, Serena, freezing on her spot staring at Satoshi, and she answered that she's not having a fever. I could comprehend with the 'at the wall' and 'not having a fever' statements, but their blushes says otherwise… blush... Oooohhhhhh. Now I understand. Hehehe.
We were walking towards the door. Both Satoshi and Serena go in first. Before I enter the door, an idea popped up in my mind and I stopped in my tracks. "This is gonna be fun, hehehe". I thought, giggling, with a smile on my face.
Thank you for reading. Chapter 2 coming your way.