Hi this is my first pokemon fanfiction. I also have this posted on Fanfiction.net under the same user name.
This is a WIP so I'm kind of winging this.
Rating- Mostly T but may go up to M for later chapters
Summary- It's been three years since May won the Grand Festival and when he left her. When May's dad sends her to LaRousse to visit a family friend she comes across someone from her past.
A Journey of the Heart by yurDestini
It was nighttime. The moon was full and cast down its silvery shadow on all of Petalburg City. May Maple looked out of her bedroom window and sighed. She was eighteen, nearly a young woman. Almost eight years had passed since she had first started on her journey with Ash and the gang. So much had changed over the past few years. Ash and Misty had finally realized that they had feelings for each other and they got an apartment together in Cerulean City. Max had gotten his trainers license and started on his own journey with his girlfriend Vivi Winstrate. Even Brock found the girl of his dreams, a girl named Julie, who was just as crazy about him as he was about her. Which pretty much left May all by herself. Not that she minded, much. Sure she was lonely at times but who was she to get in the way of love?
May turned away from her window walked over to her trophy case that contained all of her contest ribbons and trophies that she had won. During her last seven years as a co –ordinator. She had won a total of 25 ribbons and 4 Grand Festival trophies. After she had won the Grand Festival for a second time she had decided to come home and help out her dad with the gym. She took out the third Grand Festival trophy and blew off the dust. She had finally beaten her rival Drew when she had won the first place trophy in the Grand Festival.
“Blaziken use Fire Spin!” shouted May. Blaziken shot out a wheel of fire heading towards Flygon.
“Flygon, dodge it!” called Drew. But it was too late. Flygon being weak from the previous round of attacks was unable to avoid the flames. It was a direct hit, and the flame wheel continued to circle Flygon.
“Perfect! Now, Blaziken! Dive into the flames and use Sky Upper-Cut! Blaziken dove into the flames gracefully and executed a perfect Sky Upper Cut.’. The flame still continued to circle around the two pokemon, leaving the audience at the edge of their seats. Finally the flames died, revealing Blaziken standing over a fainted Flygon.
“Flygon is unable to battle. The victory goes to May from Petalburg City.”
The audience burst into wild cheers and applause.
“YAY! We did it Blaziken! We won the Grand Festival!!!” shouted an ecstatic May.
On the other side of the stage Drew was returning Flygon.
“You fought a great battle, Flygon. You deserve a nice long rest.
Later that evening…
During the party Drew was looking for May. He wanted to congratulate her in person. But she was nowhere to be seen. The first place he had checked were the buffet tables but all he found was Ash going up for his fifth helping of food.
‘Where could she be?’ he pondered
May left the grand festival party to take a walk. Even though she had just won the Grand Festival she didn’t feel like celebrating. She was happy, that she had won, in fact elated. But deep down she felt a hint of disappointment, and she had no idea why. She soon came upon the Grand festival Hall. She stopped and looked at the vastness of the hall.
“Wow, I sure have come a long way.” Breathed May
“You sure have,” called a voice from behind her. May didn’t have to turn around to know that it was Drew.
“I remember when you had first started you were pretty much pathetic,” started Drew. He smirked. “I mean that Frisbee thing was just really sad.” May could feel the anger rising in her cheeks. She began to open her mouth to protest, but he continued.
“But now you’ve defeated me and won first place. That’s amazing, May. ” He praised. May was speechless. Who was this person what did he do with Drew? At this moment Drew pulled out yet another rose seemingly out of thin air and gave it to May.
“I know what you are thinking. But this for you finally being able to defeat me, Drew the famous co-ordinater.” He said with the smug look that he gave her so often. May smirked to herself. She knew that the roses he “gave” to Beautifly were really meant for her.
For the next few seconds, there was a very awkward pause between the two. Drew broke the silence again.
“ I-uh, came out here to congratulate you in person. And to tell you that I’m… leaving.” He stumbled. This news snapped May out of her previously speechless state.
“I’m going to the Cahoto region to do the contests over there. I won’t be back for at least two years.
May was shocked. Two years without Drew? Without seeing him at another contest? At this one thought something stirred deep inside of her, and the strange feeling befuddled her. There was another moment of silence. When May looked up their eyes met. As her crystalline blue eyes met his emerald ones she saw that for once his face didn’t wear it’s usual smugness. Instead his gaze was soft and gentle, almost like he cared for her. That feeling she had felt before came back, only this time it showed in her face as well as red crept across her cheeks. She broke the gaze by looking at her feet. Drew soon followed suit, his cheeks too becoming red. All that could be heard between them was sound of the wind, now starting to send tufts of leaves into the air.
“ I have to go now,” he said suddenly. “The ferry leaving for Cahoto sets off tomorrow and I don’t want miss it.”
“Oh. So, I guess this is goodbye then.” Said May, her voice starting to quiver.
“ Yes, I guess it is.” He slowly started to walk off in the other direction. He stopped to turn around one more time.
“ We’ll meet again someday May, I promise.” And with that he continued on.
This scene was not unfamiliar to May, with Drew walking of with his back turned to her and May still in same spot. But this time as she watched his small figure eventually blending in with the horizon, she knew he wasn’t coming back.
The wind had started to pick up speed and in the process blew her hair wildly about. She felt a saline tear slide down her cheek.
“Goodbye, Drew” she whispered
May violently shoved the trophy back in the case and closed the door, tears streaming down her face. Every time she thought of the Grand Festival she thought of him. When he had left May still continued to enter contests but after she won the Grand Festival another time she decided to take a break from co-ordinating because it was too painful.
She flopped on her bed and bawled into her pillow. She allowed herself to shed tears for a few minutes before she stopped, angry with herself for crying. It had been almost four years and it was still just as painful as when he first left. Every night she dreamed of him, his eyes his hair, his smile. He was always there, but at the same time he wasn’t. May got up out of her bed and walked over to her dresser. She opened up the bottom drawer and pulled out a book. Inside she had saved all of the roses he had given her and pressed them to preserve them. As she flipped the pages rivers of tears flowed down her face once more. She came upon the last rose he had given her that night so long ago. She gingerly took out the rose, being careful not to crumble it she laid back down on her bed. Her eyelids, now swollen from tears became heavy as sleep began to overcome her in waves.
“ You promised me, Drew, ”she sniffed “You said that you would come back.” She closed her eyes, being physically and emotionaly exhasted, and drifted off to sleep.
Alright that's the prolouge. On to the next chapter!