This is a pokeshipping fic. There aren't many shipping hints in he beginning...
Restless warrior part 1.
“God, that brother of yours is ruining our plan.” a blue eyed, blond haired team rocket member said, scowling.
“Is it my fault that he’s leader of the Pallet crew?”
The black-haired man took a swig of his beer. He too was a team rocket member, but he did not wear a uniform. He wore a black cape that covered his face partially, making him unrecognizable for anyone who knew him. Zac Ketchum did not want to be recognized. He did not want anyone, especially his family to know that he was a member of team rocket. His brother Jayson Ketchum had joined the Pallet crew, a team of pokemon trainers who vowed to protect Pallet and all the cities nearby from the infamous team rocket.
“We have to get rid of him. If the crew loses its leader, they’ll fall apart!!”
“I want to get rid of my brother as much as you do, but we have to plan it well.”
Zac fell silent, biting his bottom lip. He then stood up abruptly, causing the member’s in the filthy garage to jump.
“I think I’ve got it…listen…”
It was late in the afternoon in Pallet town and the sun shone on a small house, bringing light through it’s small windows. Delia Ketchum brought a small chocolate cake in with a sole candle as Brock, Misty and Pikachu sang happy birthday. She gave her son a kiss on the cheek and then also sang along happily. Ash wiped his tanned cheek annoyed with his mother. After they had finished singing, he blew out his candle.
“My dear son, 13 years old!! Soon to be the youngest pokemon master!!” Delia said, tears forming in her eyes.
“Pika.” Pikachu said.
“Yeah, Ash. You’re finally growing up.” Misty added, mockingly as she ruffled his messy black mane.
“Thankfully one of us is!”
Misty opened her mouth to retaliate, but Brock stood up and said: “Not now you two.”
“Why don’t you kids go watch television, while I cut the cake.’ Delia said.
She started cutting the cake, as the three teenagers with Ash’s pikachu in tow left to go and sit on the living room’s couch.
Suddenly the front door of the little house swung open and through the doorway came a tall, handsome man, with a ratata perched on his shoulder.
“Honey I’m home!!” he said walking in to the kitchen and giving Delia a warm kiss on the cheek.
“Sounds like you’ve won another battle, Jayson. Was it a team rocket member or just one of their fans?”
“It was a member…he had a pretty powerful onix, but nothing my seaking couldn’t handle.”
“My husband, leader of the most powerful crew in Kanto! I’m so proud.”
“Where’s Ash? I haven’t seen him yet today.”
“He’s in the living room with his friends…it’s great that he’s taking a break from traveling, so he could celebrate his birthday with us. Too bad you are almost never here…”
Jayson gave his wife another kiss on the cheek and said “’I’ll have more time for you and Ash when this team rocket thing is taken care of.”
Back in the living room Ash was silently asking Misty if she would like to go somewhere with him to look at something.
Jayson entered the living room with a big smile on his face.
“Dad!” Ash bellowed, happily as his dad walked in.
“Ash, my boy. 13 years old!...Is that Brock…you’ve grown.”
“Is that you Misty?…you little doll.”
Misty blushed and looked at the ground as Pikachu jumped into Jayson’s arms and cooed softly.
“Hi there, pikapal!!” he said, scratching Pikachu behind the ear.
“Anyone, want cake?” Delia asked, walking in to the room.
“No, mom. Me and Misty were just talking and I promised to show her… something. ” Ash said standing up and pulling Misty up by the hand.
“Brock can stay and help you clean up the kitchen.”
Brock scowled at this.
“What are you going to show me?” Misty asked intrigued.
“Uhm…the lake..” Ash said, eying his parents, as his Pikachu jumped on to his shoulder.
“The lake? What’s so great about the lake?”
“I’ll show you when we get there.” he whispered in her ear.
With Misty’s hand in his hand and Pikachu perched on his shoulder he walked out of the living room, took his backpack from the kitchen table, opened the front door and walked out of the house.
Misty thought it was nice, having the warmth of Ash’s hand on hers. She played happily with his fingers.
When they were on the dirt road, Misty turned to Ash and asked: “So where are we really going and why can’t brock come with us?”
“Cause we’re going to see a team rocket hide out, somewhere in the Pallet town forrest. My uncle Zac told me about it when I went to visit him.”
“My god...really?’" Misty whispered under her breath.
“I know Brock would have tried to stop us, that’s why I didn’t want him to come along”
“But Ash do you think we can take on a group of team rocket members singlehandedly?”
“Hey, mist…I’m a future pokemon master. I’m super brave. Plus we’ve beaten team rocket before.” he said, grinning cockily from ear to ear.
“But those were only two team rocket members at a time.”
‘By the way….do you have your pokemon with you?” Ash asked, ignoring what Misty had said.
“Well I have my staryu with me, but the rest of my pokeballs I left behind at your house…”
“Don’t worry me and my pokemon will protect you…”ash said, smiling and winking at Misty. She blushed lightly.
“God, I love it when you’re scared.” he then whispered, making Misty push him on the shoulder.
They walked in silence for the rest of the trip, Misty nervously fiddling with her shirt and soon they were surrounded by large trees and tall grass.
“So where do we go from here?” Misty asked, gulping.
“it’s got to be somewhere in the middle of the forest.” Ash stated, excitedly. As soon as Ash said this they saw a dirty torn down house.
“This must be it…”Ash whispered,
“Pikachu pi pika kachu” Pikachu whispered.
“Don’t worry, Pikachu…it’s going to be alright.” Ash answered, petting him.
They hid behind a large tree, silently watching the house and waiting for someone to walk out.
“Well, well, well what have we got here? “ someone behind them said.