Title: Follow Your Heart
Characters: Ash/Dawn Ash/Misty Dawn/Kenny
Disclaimer: I do not own anyone or anything. Everyone and everything belongs to Pokémon who belongs to 4Kids and Nintendo. I do not make any money/profit or credit from creating this fan fiction.
Summary: Ash and Dawn, while travelling together, had a relationship that only four people knew. They broke up due to going in different directions with the occasions of meeting up every now and then.
Now, Dawn is dating Kenny, Ash is dating Misty but their partners is jealous and their nagging is driving Ash and Dawn back together – will they succumb to their initial desires or will they deny themselves of what their heart truly wants?
A/N: This was inspired as a future fic. I decided to go with it – obviously Pokémon will changes due to travels but they will still have the same Pokémon.
Warning: Sexual themes, Jealousy, Flashbacks and Violence
This is NOT related to Through Time and Space!
Chapter 1: Home Sweet Home…
Dawn sighed as she opened the front door to her mother’s house and stepped through, smiling when Glameow, her mother’s Pokémon, greeted her with a purr and sliding his body over her legs.
“Hey, it’s good to see you too,” Dawn bent over at the waist, scratching Glameow’s ears, eliciting a louder purr from the cat before she straightened up as her mother came out of the kitchen.
Johanna Berlitz smiled brightly when she saw her tired but happy daughter and she embraced her.
“Welcome home dear.” Dawn wrapped her arms around her mother’s waist.
“It’s good to be home,” Dawn mumbled into her mother’s shoulder and Johanna smiled as she pulled away and kissed her daughter’s forehead.
“How were your travels?” asked Johanna as Dawn pulled off her bag and placed it off to the side before removing her hat and jacket and called out her Pokémon.
Piplup was still the same as ever, he had refused to evolve, liking the way he was. Buneary was also the same. Pachirisu couldn’t evolve but was happy as she ran about, exploring the place once more. Mamoswine was called out into the garden as he was too big to be inside the house and Milotic made her way out of the house and into the back garden to where there was a shade for her to lie under.
“It was good, May and I had a really good time,” Dawn told her mother as they made their way into the kitchen and Dawn sat down at the counter as her mother returned to her cooking.
“Where is May?” Johanna looked at Dawn from over her shoulder. “I thought she was planning on coming back with you.” Dawn nodded.
“She was but she bumped into Drew and some other coordinators and went with them to catch up. She said she will come by once she found out the routes for the next contests.”
“Ah, that makes sense,” Johanna nodded as she turned back to her cooking; tasting it to make sure they were seasoned properly. She nodded once more when they tasted ready before pouring the soup out into the bowls and placed one in front of Dawn and two off to the side, getting a confused look from Dawn at the extra bowl.
“I have a surprise for you,” Johanna said before she looked over Dawn’s shoulder. Dawn, confused, turned around only to meet the brown eyes of her former travelling partner standing in the doorway with a bright smirk.
“Ash!” greeted Ash as she threw her arms around his neck, hugging him. Ash laughed as he stumbled slightly before he straightened himself and hugged her back.
“I missed you too.” He kissed the side of her head before letting her go. “You look great.” Dawn rolled her eyes, amused.
“So do you,” she took in the changes of his outfit, he wore a white shirt and black jeans with boots. Ash took in her changes; she wore a white skirt and a light blue shirt with a white tank top.
Both of them moved over to the table and sat down, tucking into the bowls of soup while they exchanged stories of their travels when Dawn moved on to their old friends.
“How is everyone?” Dawn asked.
“Brock is doing great, he is dating someone,” Ash told her and Dawn grinned.
“Really? Who?” asked Dawn but got a headshake.
“He won’t tell us, says he wants to make sure it’s going to be serious before he does,” explained Ash and Dawn nodded in understanding. “My mom and Professor Oak are fine – they have a party coming up soon and you’re invited.” Dawn nodded. “Tracy and Gary are still doing research and everyone is doing pretty well.”
“That’s great – I’ve kept in contact but we didn’t get to communicate as much,” Dawn explained and Ash nodded.
“Neither did I, I tried to keep in contact but my battles kept taking over – people kept asking me for battles on my travels,” Ash told her and Dawn grinned.
“And you’re surprise?” she took a sip of her drink, “You are a pretty famous battler considering your big win at the leagues.” Ash shrugged, scratching the back of his head. Dawn’s smile faded. “Have you seen Paul?” Ash shook his head with a sigh.
“Not since our last battle, Reggie assures me that he is around…he’s just not that into battling at the moment,” Ash explained and Dawn sighed as she cupped her hands around her glass.
Paul and Ash had a big battle that resulted in Paul losing big time to Ash and losing one of his Pokémon. He had exerted his Pokémon too much that it had been drained of energy and died. It had been such a big shock to Paul as he trained his Pokémon to be the strongest there was but seeing it die in front of him had caused a huge crack and none of them had seen Paul around any longer.
“I hope he is okay,” Dawn whispered, “I mean, I know we didn’t really get along with each other but losing a Pokémon like that must have been hard on him.” Ash nodded in agreement, there had been a few times he almost lost Pikachu but he had been lucky, Pikachu had always fought back.
“I’m sure he is,” Ash whispered and both of them shared sad smiles before they looked up at Johanna as she made her way back into the kitchen, she had left after Ash and Dawn caught up.
“How was the soup?” she asked with a smile.
“It was great, Johanna,” Ash told her and she waved it off.
“I’m just glad that you two are eating proper meals, especially now you don’t have Brock travelling with either you,” Johanna reminded before shuddering, “I dread to think about what you are eating now.” Dawn grinned.
“May has a fantastic nose for food, we have been eating out different places,” Dawn assured her mother and Ash nodded.
“My travelling partners are the same – some of them could cook and others had found good places to eat,” Ash said before shrugging. “You know me, food is food,” he grinned at the giggles he got from mother and daughter.
“Yes, I know you,” Johanna told him, fondly, as she took the bowls and headed over to the sink. “Why don’t you two go on? I’m going out to catch up with Delia.” Ash and Dawn nodded as they stood up from the table and headed out of the kitchen.
Delia and Professor Oak had bought a small house in Twinleaf Town as the two women ended up creating a friendship due to their children becoming best friends and later, lovers. They still held out hope that Ash and Dawn would get back together but it would all depend on their children.
Ash and Dawn made their way into Dawn’s room and Ash grinned when he saw the pictures all over her wall. Dawn had been taking pictures ever since she started travelling with him, wanting to take memories as much as she could.
Dawn kicked her shoes off and climbed onto the bed. Ash did the same, rising to his knees to look at all the pictures before one of them caught his eyes and he laughed.
Dawn was on Ash’s back, her face buried into the back of his head while he was hopping all over the place due to the Sharpedo that Dawn had inadvertently caught while fishing.
“Are you sure this is safe?” asked Dawn as she looked at the water with a wary look, “I mean, the last time I went fishing, I caught Buizel who knocked out nearly all of our Pokémon.” Ash and Brock grinned at Dawn’s obvious fear.
“I’m sure it’s fine Dawn, I mean, it’s a lake…what harm could there be?” Brock asked only for Dawn’s line to tighten and she looked toward the water with an excited look.
“I caught something!” she tugged on the rod and a large grey and dark blue shark Pokémon came out of the water, it’s jaws open wide to show its rows of sharp teeth.
Dawn screamed and ran over to Ash, jumping onto his back as Sharpedo jumping over to them, jaws clamping as it tried to bite someone.
“I didn’t want a Sharpedo!” wailed Dawn, her hold on Ash’s neck tightening as Ash jumped onto a large rock, out of reach of the Sharpedo while Brock was off to the side, laughing as he clutched his stomach.
“Brock!” shouted Ash, “Don’t just stand there laughing!” Sharpedo was now hopping in circles around the large rock, trying it’s hardest to jump up, causing Dawn to whimper even more as her grip on Ash tightened even more.
“Okay! Okay!” Brock held up his hands, pulled out a Pokéball and threw it into the air. Croagunk came out of his ball and looked toward the sharp. “Use Poison job!” ordered Brock. Croagunk hurried over to the shark, his paw a bright purple colour and jabbed it into the side of the shark.
Sharpedo shook its head before falling down, limp. Brock hurried over to Sharpedo and pulled it over to the lake by its tail before healing the wound and pushed it into the lake before it could fully recover and attack them once more.
Sharpedo slapped its tail on the water, spraying water toward Brock as it swam away, not impressed that it had been captured and that it had failed to get a bite out the people who had tried to capture it.
Dawn lifted her head up from her pillow and looked at Ash to see what he was laughing at only to roll her eyes when she saw the picture. Ash turned to face her, grinning when he saw her annoyance.
“How long did it take me to go back near the water?” Dawn asked.
“Three days,” Ash lay down next to her, resting his head on his hand, looking down at her. “We had to drag you over to the water, telling you it was the only way for you to get over your fear.”
“Oh yeah, and it worked out great,” remarked Dawn, sarcastically, “especially with my second catch.” Ash grinned at the memory before looking at the photo that Dawn had of that moment – the look of horror and fear as a Feebas flew out of the water toward her.
“I hope another Sharpedo doesn’t come out,” Dawn looked at the water warily. Ash grinned as he slid an arm over her shoulders.
“I don’t think so,” Ash assured her. Dawn looked at him before she gave a short nod, comfort for the moment before she felt the line tightening on her rod and she looked toward it with wide eyes.
Tugging it gently, she screamed when a fish flew out of the water and hit her on the chest, sending her flying backward with the fish still on her. Dawn landed on the ground with a hard thud before she groaned and looked at the fish that was on her chest only to flinch when she saw it was up way too close to her.
Ash snickered as he walked over to her and pulled the Feebas off her and into the small shallow pool that was next to Dawn before he helped her up. Dawn noticed his grin and glared at him.
“Bite me,” she snapped, turning away. Ash just smirked, amused.
“Don’t tempt me, sweetheart,” Ash leered. Dawn glared a lusty look at him over her shoulder. Ash just grinned wider, hardening from the sight she made when Brock coughed, breaking into their sexual haze and both of them looked at him.
“What do you plan on doing with Feebas?” he asked and Dawn turned to look at the fish that was now looking down-casted over Dawn’s reaction to it, mistaken it for disgust and Dawn felt her heart melt and she knelt down beside it, placing a hand on it’s forehead.
“It’s kinda cute,” Dawn admitted as Feebas closed its eyes, obviously unused to being treated kindly. Brock grinned.
“You know, Feebas evolve into Milotic,” Brock pointed out. “And it looks like Feebas has an attachment to you.” Dawn looked down at Feebas before giving it a gentle smile.
“Would you like to travel with us?” Dawn asked and Feebas nodded. Dawn grinned as she pulled out her Pokéball and hit Feebas on the forehead with it. It was enveloped in a red light before it was called inside the ball. The button blinked red and white for a few moments before it stopped, staying white, signalling that Dawn had caught a new Pokémon.
Dawn spun around into standing up and thrusted her hand, with the Pokéball, into the air, “I just caught a Feebas!”
“She evolved into Milotic pretty soon after I caught her that I was shocked,” Dawn reminded. She was now in between Ash’s legs as he reclined against her headboard, his arms around her waist, holding her close as she rested her head on his chest. Ash nodded at the memory.
“Yeah, I know. Brock did say that Feebas must have been waiting for the right person to come along and give her that last push she needed to evolve,” Ash reminded with a sigh.
“She was happier though,” Dawn said.
“You did a good job with her,” Ash told her before grinning. “Remember how p****d Jessie/Jessilina were when she found out you had a Milotic?” Dawn rolled her eyes.
“And that what tipped us off that they were the same person,” Dawn shook her head at the memory. “I’m glad that the judges allowed her back on the contests – she is a really good coordinator.” Ash snorted.
“I’m just glad that they disbanded Team Rocket, it was getting annoying having to fight them nearly all the time because they kept trying to steal Pokémon,” Ash muttered. “Even Infernape got so p****d that he actually took matters into his own hands and taught them a lesson that they would never forget.” Dawn grinned as she looked up at him.
“At least they have moved on,” reminded Dawn. “You don’t have to deal with the stupid motto or having to rescue Pokémon from them anymore.”
“The only good thing that came out of that day,” Ash said. “Pikachu was able to rest from that day onward without having to worry that he would be captured and Staraptor got a break having to searching for kidnapped Pokémon.”
“No more motto and lame disguises – I mean, how could we have been fooled by that?” Dawn asked, “All we had to do was start being wary whenever a man and a woman with a talking cat came up to us but we were always fooled.” Ash shrugged.
“I think we were just too trusting,” Ash explained, “Beside, we don’t have to worry about them again…thankfully.”
“And we didn’t have any other team following us either – that was a relief, I didn’t want to have to deal with Cassidy and Butch,” Dawn muttered and Ash made a face.
“How is it that you can remember his name but the rest of us get it mixed up?” Ash asked and Dawn looked at him.
“When have I ever actually forgotten anything?” Dawn asked, “Beside the fact that Gary isn’t his Grandpa therefore he does not do Pokémon Poems.” Ash laughed at the memories before shaking his head.
“You were just excited and in awe over his reputation,” Ash reminded.
“His Umbreon is so cute!” squealed Dawn and Ash rolled his eyes.
“You think all evolved versions of Eevee are cute, May’s Glaceon too,” Ash pointed out and Dawn nodded.
“Sue me, I like cute animals – do you remember what I was like when I saw that Castform? That was the cutest thing ever and how it changed with the weather?” Dawn asked and Ash grinned.
“Brock and I had a bet on whether or not you would actually chose it to be one of your Pokémon, imagine our surprise when we found out that you weren’t going to have one,” Ash told her. Dawn shrugged.
“I would have like one but it didn’t really have any battle abilities and I didn’t feel right just capturing one just because it was cute – it would have felt like a toy instead of a real Pokémon,” explained Dawn and Ash nodded in understanding only for his phone to start vibrating.
Dawn reached over to pick up the phone that was on her nightstand and flipped it open to see that it Ash’s mother calling him. She pressed the phone to his ear before resting her head on his chest once more, both of them falling into the old routine of being together.
“Hey Mom,” Ash greeted before he listened before he nodded, looking at his watch. “Sure thing,” he hung up the phone and pressed a kiss on the top of Dawn’s head. “I have to go home, Mom wants me there.” Dawn sighed as she pulled away from Ash and nodded.
“Sure,” she looked at her watch before rolling her eyes. “I should be thinking about getting some sleep anyway.” Ash grinned as he got off the bed, pulling his trainers on before the two of them made their way down the stairs.
They stopped when they reached the living room doorway. “Mom, Ash is leaving,” Johanna turned her head from where she was sitting on the couch, watching the TV and she smiled at him.
“Okay, be careful on your way home,” she told him and Ash gave her a short wave.
“No need to worry,” Ash said, getting an amused smile from Johanna at hearing her daughter’s catchphrase from him while Dawn shook her head.
“I’m going to walk him to the door,” Dawn told her and Johanna nodded before she turned back to the TV and Dawn led Ash over to the door, she opened it, allowing Ash to step onto the porch, it was still warm for summer night and Ash looked at her.
“It was great to see you again, Ash,” Dawn hugged him and Ash wrapped an arm around her waist, hugging her back.
“You have a good night sleep,” he told her as he kissed her cheek, pulling away and she grinned.
“You too,” she watched as he made his way down the stairs, over to the fence and down the path, waving back at her. Once he was out of sight, Dawn stepped back into the house, closing the door, and headed through the hallway, stopping at the living room door. “I’m going to bed mom; I’ll see you in the morning.”
“Ok, goodnight sweetheart,” Johanna told her as Dawn made her way up the stairs to her room where she stripped out of her clothes and pulled on her blue shorts and white top. She headed into the bathroom to brush her teeth and her hair before she made her way over to her bed.
Climbing in, Dawn sighed as she lay down on the bed, pulling her covers up to her chin as she closed her eyes, dreamily remembering when she and Ash got together.
“I can’t believe how cold it is,” Dawn shivered from where she was huddling on the bed with the covers wrapped around her body. Even though they were inside a hotel, the heating wasn’t doing a good job battling the cold.
Ash chuckled as he crawled over the bed and slipped under the covers, snuggling up next to Dawn. He wrapped an arm around her shoulders, pulling her into his body.
“It’s not that bad,” Ash assured her and she scoffed, rolling her eyes as she turned her head to look at him.
“The heating can’t even cut the cold!” Dawn exclaimed and Ash laughed.
“Yeah, there’s that,” Ash agreed, “But it’s not that bad, is it?” Dawn groaned as she gave in and gave him a small smile.
“No, it’s not,” admitted Dawn before she sighed, “I would be happier if we had a good central heating or if we had been more prepared in clothing but it’s amazing.” She looked up at Ash. “How does this not affect you?” Ash shrugged.
“When you’ve been on many adventures as I have, you tend to get used to the different temperatures,” Ash told her.
“Well, lucky for some,” she muttered, huddling deeper against Ash, hoping to generate more heat from the warm body, her feet were still cold. Ash couldn’t help the amused smile flicker across his face at how cute she was being.
Dawn, noticing this, tilted her head back so she could look at him properly with a confused look. She opened her mouth when Ash leaned in and planted a soft kiss on Dawn’s lips, shutting her up. Dawn pulled her head away to look up at Ash and smiled when he smiled before she leaned back in, kissing him this time.
Ash lifted a hand, cupping her cheek as he parted his lips, flicking his tongue over her lips, teasing her. Dawn, slowly, parted her lips, unsure but willing to learn whatever she could. Ash groaned when the realisation that she hadn’t had much experience with kissing dawned on him and slid his tongue into her, showing her what to do.
Dawn grew bolder with each second and started to explore Ash’s mouth with her own tongue when his tongue retreated back into his mouth. She couldn’t help but moan when she tasted the spicy rice he had earlier and the chocolate – it should have tasted wrong but it tasted just like Ash to her, sweet and spicy.
Soon they broke away, breathing heavily with cheeks flushed. Ash couldn’t help the smile ghosting his face when he saw that her perfect blue hair was mussed from his touch.
“So…warm yet?” Ash asked and Dawn grinned.
“Yeah,” she whispered, resting her head on his shoulder and closing her eyes…that was the perfect first kiss for her.
Dawn sighed to herself as tears filmed her blue eyes before she closed her eyes and turning her head, she just hoped that by seeing Ash this time, she would be able to get over him.
This will be once a week - every Thursday