[SIZE="2"][FONT="Verdana"]TiTLE: JUST CONTEST PARTNER OR...?
Shipping material: Contestshipping
Real Characters: May, Drew, Ash, Brock, Max, Jessie, James, Meowth, 3 Judges, Vivian(Contest Announcer)
New characters: Shane, Coordinators
NEW Addings: Renville (city)
Here's my 1st fic for Contestshipping (beside Hearts To Count requested by Crissy111)
Sorry if my English is a bit wrong and kinda lousy... Well, I'm neither British nor American...
Chapter 1 - New Partner
As Ash & co. arrived at Renville City, May ran happily towards the Contest Hall. Her eyes sparkled as soon as she gazed anxiously at the big building where coordinators gather. Ash, Max and Brock walked with her.
"Wow! Awesome!" May admired, "I'm confident this time I'll win," May continued.
"Good luck May," Brock wished her.
"Oww... I can't wait for my next ribbon!" she exclaimed happily and imagined how will she win.
"Now, we should find some foods and rest a while," Ash said and patted Pikachu.
Brock nodded and they went into Pokemon Center. May opened the door and went in, with Ash and the others followed. In front of the white counter was a guy, wearing a light-blue shirt with dark brown trousers. He had a light blue hair and light blue eyes.
"Thanks!" he said and accepted the Pokéball from Nurse Joy.
"You're welcome," Nurse Joy replied. He threw the red and white painted ball to the air and a Pokemon came out. It was like a yellow standing mouse with some bricks-shaped line on its body. May dexed the small mouse and approached him.
"Sandshrew, a Mouse Pokémon. When it curls up in a ball, it can make any attack bounce up harmlessly. Its hide has turned tough as a result of living in the desert." The Pokédex declared.
"Sandshrew! We're ready for next contest! This time I won't lose again!" The guy squatted and encouraged his Sandshrew whilst stroking its back.
"So you're coordinator too?" May asked, "You're with your Sandshrew? Awesome!"
"Yeah, and how about you?" the guy asked back and stood up.
"With my Skitty. By the way I'm May," May introduced herself.
"Oh, I'm Shane," he replied. Ash, Max and Brock came forward, introducing themselves too.
"I'm her Friend, Ash from Pallet Town," Ash introduced first.
"And I'm Brock,"
"Nice to meet you all," Shane said, "You all also coordinators?"
"Umm... No, I'm a trainer, Brock is a Gym Leader, and Max isn't anything," Ash explained.
"I'm not anything? What do you mean?" Max sweatdropped.
"I mean, only May is a coordinator," Ash replied whilst scratching the back of his head.
"I wonder whether Drew is going to enter this contest or not," May suddenly asked.
"Hey, May, why you suddenly thought of him? Don't you two always argue?" Max asked suspiciously.
"Yeah, if he's not going to enter then you'll have less opponent right?" Ash said.
"But, his encouragement always work for me," May simply answered.
"He encourages you or...?" Max gave an I-know-something look.
May quickly replied, "Hey! It's just a simple encouragement! Why do you gave me that look?"
"Who is Drew?" Shane asked, breaking the sibling's argument.
"He's my friend but also my greatest rival, he's a pretty tough contestant too," May answered.
"Friend or more?" Max asked and stared at her with a strange look, teasing her. May sweatdropped but blushed. Ash, Brock and Shane laughed at her.
"MAX!" May shouted at her little brother and gave them a sour smile.
"But maybe you'll have a chance, May because this contest is a double contest," Shane informed.
"Double contest? Wait... I don't get it," May asked bewildered.
"Yeah, it's what I've heard from peoples..." Shane shrugged. May frowned her forehead, thinking about her upcoming contest.
"Aha! Does it mean we must enter it with a partner?" Max asked.
"Maybe, but I've hear must a boy and girl, depending on yourself. But I'm not sure yet because I haven't enter it yet," Shane replied. Ash and Brock nodded in sign of understanding.
"Oh my gosh, where I can find a partner?" May said disappointed. She hit her head with her palm, and then bit her nails with her teeth.
"Hey, how about Shane as your partner?" Brock suggested.
"Yeah! Maybe you two can win!"Ash said in agreement.
"Okay, I'm sure we're good enough with a couple more training!" Shane answered gladly.
"Umm... Okay then," May agreed.
"How about a little battle for practice?" Ash suggested.
"Sure!" May answered. May and Ash then gave their Pokéballs to Nurse Joy to restore their Pokémon's health, then they went to the field. Ash got ready for his battle with May and Shane. Brock will be the judge and Max as audience. Ash sent out his Corphish and Torkoal. May sent out her Skitty and Shane, of course his Sandshrew.
"Corphish use Bubblebeam on Sandshrew and Torkoal use fire spin on Skitty!" Ash ordered his pokemon.
"Skitty dodge it and use tackle on Corphish!" May ordered.
"Sandshrew use Dig!" Shand ordered and his Sandshrew began digging into the ground, then tucked into the ground. Corphish stopped and stood in bewilderment, because Sandshrew was out of nowhere. Suddenly Sandshrew came out from ground and attacked Corphish. Corphish fell onto the ground and Skitty tackled it again. Spirals appeared on Corphish, as sign that it's fainted. Ash returned his Corpish into its Pokéball and continued the battle.
"Sandshrew, use sand attack!"
Sandshrew hurled sand to Torkoal, making it unable to see. And then Skitty launched Fire spin as a result of Assist. And again, Torkoal was fainted.
"Yes!!" May screamed in happiness. Ash returned his Torkoal to the Pokéball. Brock blew the whistle.
"Corphish and Torkoal are unable to battle. May and Shane win!" he said whilst stretching his hand to May and Shane.
"You two were awesome!" Ash praised.
"Yeah, I'm sure we'll win!" May replied confident.
"Training for the contest, huh?" a familiar voice came from the forest. Then, a green-haired teen about in a same age as May walked closer to them.
"Hey, Drew!" May greeted.
"Hi, May, I guess we meet again," he flicked his hair.
"You'll be entering the contest also, I suppose?" May asked while calling back her Skitty into Pokéball.
"Do you think I won't enter the contest?" he asked back.
"So, where's your partner?" Ash asked him. Drew frowned his forehead, puzzled with the question.
"What partner?" Drew asked back.
"Contest partner," Ash answered.
"Oh... Don't you know that the couples will be chosen randomly?" Drew answered and smiled smugly.
"Oh, so I get it now," May nodded.
"A great coordinator never gets the wrong information about the upcoming contest, and vice versa for a worse coordinator," he flicked his hair.
"You meant I'm a worse coordinator?" May stared sharp to him.
"You've just said it yourself," he smirked, then left. May glared at him until he disappeared.
"So that means you can't partner with Shane... It's a pity since you and Shane are a great match..." Brock said.
"Yeah, and I'm worried, who will be my match this time? What if he/she is a very unskilled coordinator? I'm done for..." May said nervously.
"Don't think so much, May, I'm sure you'll get the best partner. Just have a confidence in yourself," Shane encouraged.
"I hope so," she replied.