Title: Fate's Way Author: xorain Fandom: Pokemon Pairing/s: Comashipping (Paul/Ash) Rating: G Note: Dared by xEryChan. I've never watched the Sinnoh series, (the only part of the anime I've seen is the Hoenn region and that was when I was 8) so they might be ooc. ^^;
Spoiler:- do you believe in fate? a momentary encounter that changes everything in your life before that?:
He was never the one to believe in fate. Perhaps it was because he had failed so many times before, and he was still stumbling along the path to his future, he refused to believe that he would never succeed. He had seen it all - the death of his parents, the struggles of his brother, he didn't want believe fate was so cruel. But over the years, too many tragic things hardened him. He fell and fell, and before long, he began battling a war against fate.
A war he could never win.
Paul didn't think he would ever forget him, black hair and bright eyes, the type of happy-go-lucky people he hated the most. Ash was just too happy all the time - he had so much to be happy about. He had a loving mother, caring companions, and trusting pokemons. Ash had everything he didn't. Nonetheless, when Ash defeated him in a pokemon battle, his pride broke a little, but he was glad. For what, he didn't know.
(It was because those bright eyes that he hated pierced through his emptiness.)
When they met at a cafe in a quaint, little town years down the road, he was slightly shocked. It had been years since they both left Sinnoh behind in search for a new goals - new adventures for Ash and new meaning behind his life for himself. He didn't think he would see him again. Somehow, after awkward greetings and a few insults, they sat across from each other. Ash was blabbering again, something Paul found as annoying years ago, as he was sipping his black coffee.
This must be fate, he thought ironically.
"Hey," Ash stopped his ongoing train of mindless chatter, "Do you believe in fate?"
Paul raised an eyebrow at his sudden question and didn't reply, figuring Ash would drop the topic soon anyways. Silence followed.
He thought about his adventure through Sinnoh when he was ten, when he first met the idiot sitting across from him, when he realized brute strength wasn't everything, when he figured his empty pride was stupid. Everything changed because of those bright eyes. "Maybe," Paul replied after a while, breaking the silence.
His answer used to be no.
e, e, e, electric shock The electric shocks are flowing down my body
About to faint, risky, e l e c t r i f y i n g
Set the voltage, love me
I’m in shock