Rated PG[ soon to be PG-13]
Heyy, this is my second fanfic post on Serebii! This story is about May who, after losing three Grand Festivals, has given up coordinating for good. Drew is not happy about this one bit and makes it his mission to get her back into the game. While the two of them argue, flirt and everything else that goes long with their relationship, Jess, a fan club girl of Drew's, get jealous. To what extents and depths will she go to make May's life hell? Read to find out!
Hope it doesn't suck! Reviews (Good or bad) are welcome but no nasty flames please! >.< Enjoy!
May sighed. She was sitting on a bench outside of the contest hall in Lilycove. She could hear Mr. Contesta introducing the contest as the announcer stepped aside. The large screen on the front of the hall flickered on and May saw the contestants beaming at the camera as they were introduced.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, on behalf of all our coordinators I welcome you to this wonderful event leading up the Grand Festival! Now please join me in giving them a hand for all their hard work thus far!” The crowd cheered loudly and May sighed again. She stared down at her feet and wondered who would win. Both Soledad and Drew had entered along with Harley. May shuddered despite herself.
“Now, welcome Drew from LaRousse City!” Vivian cried. May looked up just in time to see Drew smiling at the camera and waving with Roselia at his side. May bit her lip and balled her hands into fists looking at the ground. Then Vivian announced Soledad from Pewter City and May lost interest. She stood and was about to find a snack then wait for Ash and the others at the exit when a surprised gasp rippled through the crowd. May glanced at the screen and Vivian’s worried face came on.
“No need to worry folks, we’ll find him! For now let’s have our next couple coordinators do their appeals!” she said masking her worry and continuing the show. As the next coordinators began their appeals, May saw a group of girls exit the hall; some were angry and others worried.
“Where could he be?!” one girl squealed.
“Calm down, he’s probably just taking a break!” another girl answered; she was taller than the rest and seemed to be in charge. May wondered who had disappeared and she moved closer to hear.
“But what if he’s not!” another girl exclaimed.
“Chill out, Heather! We’re going to find him. That’s why we are the Drew Fan club!” the tall girl said. She flipped her hair and began leading the group away to begin the search.
“So it’s Drew who’s missing…” May thought out loud. “I wonder where he went.” She shrugged and sauntered over to her bench where she sat down again. Then she remembered her original plan and hopped right back up again. May walked dejectedly over to the nearest ice-cream stand. The fact that Drew was missing didn’t bother her much. It would have in the past but May didn’t care about anything anymore. Losing the Grand Festival with an after clap three years in a row had a way of depressing a young coordinator. This year May decided she would quit contests altogether. She had come to Lilycove with Ash, Brock and Max only because of the fair.
“Um…one strawberry please, in a cone.” She asked not bothering to look cheerful.
The server happened to be Nurse Joy of Fortree who had come and help out her sister. “What’s wrong dear? Not entering the contest?” she asked kindly.
May shook her head. “Not this time. Thank you.” May took the cone that the nurse was handing her and waved halfheartedly before wandering to the exit of the contest hall. There was still a buzz as everyone looked for Drew. May decided she couldn’t take the hopeful hum of the busy coordinators and she walked back to her bench gulping the last of her cone.
“Great! I went in a circle!” she mumbled and plopped down, irritated, and crossed her arms. Without thinking May looked up at the screen of the ongoing appeals. Wrong move.
Biting her lip, May clenched her fists and turned to stared down at the ground. Harley danced across the screen with his Cacturn making a horrible appeal. Something was off - but May was too upset to care. She tried to hold back the threatening tears unsuccessfully. She stood just as the tears rolled down her cheeks and fell to the ground making a small puddle at her feet.
“Stop crying!” a voice floated over to her and May’s eyes popped open in surprise. The feeling of surprise faded so quickly she didn’t even look up.
“What did I just say?!” the voice growled in irritation. A hand came to her face and forced May to look up. His eyes were much too green…
“Go away Drew! Go win you stupid contest and leave me alone!” she said and yanked her face away from him. May turned her back and wiped her eyes on her arm. She heard Drew sigh and plop down on the bench.
“Aren’t you supposed to be in the contest hall anyways? Everyone is looking for you.” May tried to sound snappy but it came out in more of a pathetic huff.
“Yeah,” Drew answered nonchalantly.
“So?” May asked.
“So, yeah.” He smirked. May knew how to get a straight answer from him but she felt much to annoyed to try and bother.
“Whatever.” She huffed and began stomping off. May thought she had covered enough ground and created enough distance between them to breath normally and she began mumbling to herself. “Stupid Drew thinks he’s all that. Stupid Fan girls, stupid contests, stupid DREW!” she exclaimed.
“You called?” Drew asked from directly behind her. May spun around and flushed bight red realizing he had heard everything.
“No! Go away!” she said and tried to reduce the blush.
“I can’t do that without accomplishing my mission first.” He answered flicking his hair back.
“Then go finish your stupid mission.” May snapped successfully.
“But you are my mission. I’ve come to bring you to the contest.” Drew bowed slightly and shoved a red rose in her face. May was flustered momentarily but soon composed herself. She ignored the rose and turned her head to the side.
“No. I’ve quit contests.” She stated crossing her arms. Drew was, to put it mildly, very surprised. He soon composed himself and began to provoke her.
“Without you there is no other competition besides Soledad and she isn’t as entertaining. It gets boring.”
May blazed. “I’m glad that you find me amusing, but I’m not entertaining you anymore.” She slapped the red rose to the ground and the petals fluttered lightly before floating down.
Drew stood looking serious and maybe even angry but May didn’t care. “Fine. Come on Roselia.” He said keeping his voice level. Drew began to walk away but Roselia didn’t follow. She looked up at May almost pleadingly.
“Roselia!” Drew called. Still the little pokemon didn’t move.
Both Roselia and May were remembering the last time something like this had happened. Drew had been the one to cheer May up and help her get that fighting spirit back. Without her, Drew was a pretty devil. Roselia noticed how strangely Drew acted then and now. Every mention of May and he would get jumpy and evasive.
May scooped up the little Roselia and cuddled it as tears began to overwhelm her again. Drew turned and looked back. He saw tears glimmering and running down May’s cheeks. Roselia looked upset and began to chirp unhappily. Drew walked back to the two adverse and discontented females.
He placed a hand on May’s shoulder but addressed Roselia. “Come on girl, it’s alright.” May gasped and looked up and smiled faintly. Drew opened his arms and May handed him the little pokemon but Roselia clung to May’s shirt trapping the two coordinators together. They blushed and Roselia smiled to itself sneakily.
Then Drew, debating on whether or not to move, suddenly shifted his weight so they were closer. With one fluid movement he kissed May gently on the cheek and took Roselia into his arms. He returned the pokemon, smirking as May stood frozen and blushing. Suddenly, they heard a cry of outrage.
“Ugh!” a girl cried. Drew and May turned to see a group of girls clustered around one tall one and May recognized them as Drew’s Fan Club.
“There you are Drew!” one girl, May thought her name was Heather, bounced over with the others following.
“Everyone has been looking for you.” Another fan girl added. Drew smiled a dazzling smile and let the girls pull him off to the contest hall without even looking back at May.
“Come on Jess!” Heather called to their frozen leader. The group giggled off with Drew leaving May staring at the girl they called Jess. She stood akimbo and glaring angrily.
Slowly the girl came closer. Her face had pure fury across the striking features without the slightest hint of anything but anger.
“What was all that about!” she demanded crossing her arms.
“A-all what?” May asked.
“You and Drew? I will let you know that I am the president of the Drew Fan Club and I’ve got first dibs sister, so lay off!” Jess scowled leaning her big nose close to May causing the brunette to retreat a step.
“B-but there’s nothing between m-me and Drew!” May protested.
“There had better not be! Or there will be trouble!” Jess shoved May roughly back and the poor coordinator fell back on her behind forced to watch the snotty fan girl walk – or strut – away.
“Stupid lettuce head.” May mumbled as she brushed herself off and stood.
“So now I’m not just stupid, but a lettuce head also?”
May spun around startled.
“Don’t do that! And yes, you are a lettuce head!” May grabbed his bangs in front and tugged lightly. Drew smirked and placed his hand on hers. May snatched it back in annoyance and stomped away with thoughts of Jess filling her head.
“I still haven’t achieved my mission.” Drew said sniffing a rose. May froze then turned on her heel.
“Too bad! Go away!” she called and began stamping away again.
“If I get you to the hall will you?” Drew asked deviously.
“Phwt! As if you could!” May scoffed.
“If I did?” Drew repeated.
“Fine, I’ll enter if you can get me there without causing a scene!” May laughed self assured. Drew smirked and sent out Flygon. May eyed the green pokemon suddenly unsure.
“Don’t think I’m g-getting on that thing!” She stuttered.
“Not scared are you?” Drew chuckled.
“Oh yes, terrified!” May tried to snort sarcastically.
“Fine, I’ll make another deal with you.” This time Drew looked so animated that it made May hesitant.
“What is it?” she asked cautiously.
“If I get you to the hall, you either enter or…” Drew smirked. “Or you have to stand on the side of the stage cheering me on like a cheerleader.”
“No!” May exclaimed. “Absolutely not!”
“I knew you were scared of Flygon.” He said.
“Then why are you so apposed to being dragged there by him?”
“Because when I get there I have to cheer for you. I’m not wearing some green cheerleader thing with green pompoms cheering you on! I’m not some stupid fan girl!” May clarified crossing her arms.
“You’re scared.” Drew contradicted. “Of both!”
“I am so not!” May cried her voice rising two octaves.
“Prove it!” Drew sneered. Then May realized he was trying to trick her. Either way she would admit defeat whether to herself or to him and Drew knew that.
“Fine!” May snatched the cheerleader outfit that he was holding and glowered at him.
Drew was ecstatic and his face showed pure triumph.
After braving the short, and utterly useless, ride on Flygon, May marched to the bathroom and changed. She carefully slipped all her clothes into her bag and pulled on the green cheerleading outfit. The miniskirt was just as short as May’s usual white one except she didn’t have any shorts! The tank top had a big gold D on the front and there was a similar gold trim around the edges; May felt like an idiot. She scowled, wondering why in the world Drew would carry something like this around. She would bug him about that later. Right now May had to brave the rest of this contest in the ridiculous outfit.
May shoved the door open and exited feeling even more ridiculous than before as she saw Drew’s smirking face waiting for her. He was leaning against the door holding yet another rose, except it was blue.
“Not bad!” he laughed. May glowered and shoved the door back so it hit him in the face.
“Gah!” Drew exclaimed. May giggled and pulled the door back.
“Oops! My bad! I didn’t see you there Drew.”
Drew made a face and rubbed his nose. “You can’t help but flirt can you?” he teased. May glowered again.
“I am I guess…” Drew said and placed the blue rose behind her ear. May blushed but didn’t pull it away. “It really doesn’t look half bad.” He added.
“That reminds me, where in the world did you get this?” May asked motioning to the outfit.
“Harley gave it to me. For you actually.” Drew said casually flipping his hair.
“Yick! That is wrong on so many levels! Well…I’m glad he thinks of me!” she forced a smile and hid her hands, pompoms and all, behind her back.
“Haha, yeah. I guess. Well I’m going to go relive them of worry and start my appeal now.” Drew gave a casual wave and began walking. May smiled, glad that he had forgotten the deal. She waved back swishing a green pompom, when she spotted Jess watching her around the corner. May calculated what it must look like to the fan girl and began to panic as the group headed towards her.
“Actually Drew?” May called.
“Can I go…” she gulped “and cheer? For Roselia!” she added sternly.
Drew turned and looked at her in surprise but then smirked. “If you like!” he said and waved her forward. “I could use a cheerleader.” May glanced at Jess and scampered after Drew like the chicken – Torchic – she was.
When Drew reached the stage the crowd erupted into cheers, and sighs of relief where heard all over the hall. Now that Jess was gone, May realized what she had really gotten herself into. She stood on the side and held the green pompoms loosely and trying to hide behind the curtain out of sight.
“Go Roselia!” Drew called. The beautiful plant pokemon swirled out of the pokeball in a whirl of rose petals. Drew grabbed May’s arm and yanked her on stage just as Roselia landed neatly balancing between their hands. The crowd erupted into cheers again.
“MAY!” Max, Brock and Ash exclaimed in unison from the audience.
“Now! Petal Dance!” Drew called and Roselia leapt up high above them sending out another swirl of rose petals. “Now solar beam!” The solar beam powered up quickly and shot up in the swirl of rose petals exploding into many sparkles and fluttered around the stage and into the audience. May felt lost in the commotion that was Drew’s performance. For a moment she remembered how good it felt to be in sync with her pokemon and to compete in contests. Without realizing it, she tightened her grip on his hand. “Relax, or she’ll lose her balance.” Drew whispered in May’s ear just as Roselia headed towards them. May tried her best to follow instructions and focus on the pokemon coming towards them. Roselia landed in the same spot as before, between May’s and Drew’s hands with perfect balance and timing.
Once again the crowd erupted into cheers and Roselia leapt into May’s free arm as Drew bowed. He tugged her gently to bow with him and May bent over slightly. She was still shocked that everything had gone the way it had. She didn’t know how Roselia had done it! It was never practiced before!
May and Drew walked off hand in hand, much to Jess’ distaste.
“See, I got both of what I wanted. You were in the contest and you’re wearing the outfit.” He smirked. May shoved him playfully as they reached the waiting area. They let go of each others hands as Ash came into view.
“May!” Max called as he ran towards her. He stopped short with Ash and Brock right behind him. “What are you wearing?”
“I thought you weren’t going to compete anymore.” Ash commented.
“I wasn’t planning on it but then Drew came and asked me for help so I said yes.” May shrugged. Brock wasn’t fooled but he didn’t say a word.
“I’m going to go change now, if you don’t mind.” She shoved Drew again and the coordinator shrugged as May strode off to the bathroom. When she came back out May handed the outfit to Drew.
“Nah, you keep it.” He refused. “I have no use for it. And it was intended for you anyways.” He smirked. May wrinkled her nose and Drew laughed. She tucked it into her bag along with a red bandana.
“Well, I’ll see you around!” Drew waved and began walking back to wait for the battle rounds. Then May had an idea.
“Wait Drew!” she ran after him and began explaining. “Do you mind if I enter after all? We would have to share the appeal round score.”
Drew pretended to think about it and May rolled her eyes.
“Fine.” He said and then took off in the other direction again. May smiled and took off towards the registration desk.
“M-May Maple…” she panted. “I just… appealed with D-Drew…”
Nurse Joy smiled politely. “Yes, what would you like?”
“T-To register…if it’s not too late.” May asked.
“Register? Ms. Maple? Why you have already been registered.” Nurse Joy smiled.
“Really? By who?” May asked in surprise.
“By Mr. Drew.” She replied.
So he had this whole thing planned out! The appeal, the cheerleading outfit, the delay, everything!
“Thank you Drew…” May whispered and with a wave she raced off to the waiting room again.