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The Kids Are Alright- By PrJackWalker
A Previous January- Chapter !
I never would've thought that it be so easy to fool me again. I knew it was the right choice when I made it. We had our own places to go and I bravely tipped my hat at our decisions. Sure, it's genuinely difficult to find someone who you just love being around, but I'm not her owner, she can do whatever she wants to. I smiled and grinned at the change all around me as always, sighing-secretly shedding in a tear in the back of my mind- as once again my friends and I parted ways.
May was special to me- as all my friends are. I knew before, that -at some point- we would have to say good-bye to each other. Strangely, I had grown very affectionate toward her to tell you the truth. We've always poked fun every now and then at each other. I'd just like to remind you, yes I am a boy. I don't see what difference that has to do with anything. May points that out quite often, girls have their own secrets I'll probably never understand. I'm just trying to be nice; you think she would cut me some slack. I don't see that happening at anytime soon.
She certainly can be incredibly courageous... but still irritating. She goes wild over any romantic signs she sees. Behind closed doors, I think it's adorable. I've thought about it for awhile, how she seemed so enthusiastic at attempting to have her own moment. I really hope she does, she deserves it.
Us together, No w-we haven't had anything like that happen to us. Well, the closest we've had to having one of those moments was a long time ago, in Hoenn. It was us five, Brock, Max, May, Pikachu and I. You know why I still hold it so close to me? It's the only thing I have left of her. Yeah she visits from time to time and I have the ribbon we both won but...This just holds more...You'd've had to be there to really know what I mean.
Nothing more so than a lively circumstance. The ice was beginning to melt away from the branches of the trees, as spring was beginning to approach. The winter clouds still loomed over head, obstructing the bright sun from raining down upon Hoenn.
A chilling gust blew against me, as I walked down the streets of the city. My friends and I had just arrived in. I hugged my sweater tighter around me as I carried Pikachu in my arms, shielding him from the wind. I was really concerned about him; I didn't want him to get sick.
"I know buddy," I said. "I'm cold too. Don't worry we're almost there."
I looked over, Brock was walking besides me. He wrapped his brand new brown scarf a few times around his neck, shivering. Brock had just recently bought that scarf at the last town we were visiting. He came prepared. That day, I was toying with the idea of buying one as well, but we had left in such a hurry to avoid the weather that I had missed my chance.
Our other friends, May and Max walked behind us. Every time the wind blew, I turned back to look at them. May had her arms wrapped around her brother. Max seemed calmer than the rest of us as he stared captivatingly at his PokeNav.
Max certainly knew how to keep himself occupied, drawing his attention away from the cold. My eyes drifted seemingly toward May, catching a glimpse of her. She had her eyes closed, not compressed tightly but just gently shut. Her nose and cheeks were red, matching along with the rest of her attire, standing out from her usually adorable pale face. Unexpectedly- I guess she sensed my gawking- She opened her eyes. For an instant we gazed at each other, unfathomably epicure. I uncomfortably turned my head around as quickly as I could. My face burned despite the sheerness of the climate. The breeze swayed a soft giggle through my ear, unannounced, I immediately recognized it.
"Even though it's not snowing anymore," Brock said to me. "The wind is still blowing just as hard."
I sniffled, taking a look around at my wearisome friends. I've sort of had a cold for awhile now. It just didn't seem to want to give up. My Mom always used to say to me when I was younger, that rest and juice was always the best antidote. Unfortunately I had no time to rest, I was really behind in my training and I wanted desperately to catch up.
"How much further is the Pokémon Center Max?" I asked him.
"Not much further now," Max pushed his glasses back as he escaped his sister's clutch, running up between Brock and I. "The PokeNav says its right around the corner."
"Max come back, you don't have your jacket on," May rushed up to our sides as well, embracing him.
"May get off me, I'm fine. It isn't even that cold."
"Excuse Me; I'm just trying to make sure you don't get sick."
"Man," I shook my head and run up ahead, stopping just before reaching the corner. "Finally, there it is...There's the Pokémon center guys!" I called back. Maybe I can get in some training before it snows again. I thought. It's been snowing around this part of Hoenn for the last few days, on again and off again. It was due for a snowstorm anytime soon.
"Thank goodness we're here," I looked back, May held Max by the arm and pulled him, despite his objections. Brock walked behind them, hanging on to his scarf with his hand to keep it from blowing it away. May pulled her crimson bandanna off of her head, holding it in her hand. But she seemed more attentive toward the Pokémon center. "The wind is blowing really strong tod-Ahh!"
A strong burst of wind hit all of us; Pikachu pressed his head deeper into my chest, trying to protect himself from the gust. May threw her arms around Max and held him close; unfortunately she didn't hold her bandanna as close. Another gust blew on us and knocked it out of her hand.
"Oh no, my bandanna!" she yelled out. It was heartbreaking the way she said it, I could hear the sadness in her voice. That bandanna must've been really special to her. Without thinking I just knew I had to get it back. I ran after it, reaching out with my unoccupied arm to try and grab it. I missed it by just a few inches, and it got away from me. I disappointingly watched it float away.
"Darn, I almost had it." It really frustrated me. I was so close, how could I've miss it?
"Pika-pi" Pikachu raised his head from my chest, and crawled up to my shoulder, gently licking my cheek.
"It's ok Pikachu; I must've been squeezing you pretty hard wasn't I?"
May ran up to my side, dropping to her knees in heartrending displeasure. She sighed heavily and fell to her hands as well. "My bandanna..." she whispered.
"May...I'm sorry..." I sighed as well, and knelt beside her. "I tried to grab it, but I couldn't ...I'm sorry."
Her hand gently brushed against mine. May smiled at me. "It's ok Ash, Thanks for trying. But we have to find it; I've had that bandanna since I was a little girl."
"I doubt you've ever taken that thing off since then, May." Her brother teased.
"Max I'm-" I put her hand on her shoulder, catching her by surprise. May blushed and looked over at me." Ash..."
"Come on May, What are you waiting for? We have to go out and find it, don't we?" My encouragement seemed to be working. She nodded in reply and stood up.
"Right, no time for hitting Max on the head, we have to go and find it."
"Wait you guys," Brock came and helped me to my feet; he wrapped his scarf around his neck again, after it was blown messily around his shoulders by the wind. "While you guys go and find May's bandanna, I'm going to go ahead and get a room at the Pokémon center. It looks like there are a few people there already. "
I nodded, "Good idea Brock, We'll meet up with you once we find it ok?"
"Yeah, take care of yourselves and don't get lost ok?"
"We won't," We all replied at the same time.
"Don't worry Brock; I'll make sure they won't get lost." Max called back "I have the PokeNav to help us get back."
"Great Max, I'll be here waiting for you guys, take care." Brock hurried inside the Pokémon center. I felt deceived. He was inside that warm building, while we're out here in the cold. Maybe the heavens will decided to treat us with a good day. Not only will we have better luck finding May's bandanna but I can get better training with a good day. It lifts everyone's spirits instead of spinning around in the flustered weather.
It was nearly impossible finding her bandanna in that immense city, especially with all the wind blowing around. The weird part was that I didn't mind putting my training on hold for the moment. Of course, I wasn't too pleased about it at first, but just looking at her, I could tell that bandanna meant a lot to her. Looking into her deep saddened eyes, gleaming in the ever forming tears as they rolled down her cheeks, falling to her thin wrist; I watched intently, as she gently rubbed it into her skin. I forgot about my own turmoil and reached out grabbing her hand.
"Cheer up May, We'll find it." I smiled at her, hoping to somehow lighten her spirits. I guess I succeeded; she gently squeezed my hand back and smiled at me. You never could've known she squeezed back, it was really, really light, but somehow I knew she did. She melted me, right there on the streets, I can't explain how I got back together. A certain kind of feeling inside, I suppose.
"Yeah May, don't worry," Max spoke up, coming up between us and breaking our entwined fingers from being together. "We'll find it sis, besides your head still looks fine without it."
"Gee thanks Max, "she chuckled "that really cheers me up."
"Maybe it flew into the park over there," I suggested.
The park was enormous from what Brock had told me he had read in his travel guide book; a place where Pokémon and people could interact with each other. Half of the park was an undisturbed region of habitat, where Pokémon from all over the world lived. The ones that could migrate usually left around this time of year to warmer climates.
The other half was where people walked and appreciated the wonders Pokémon brought them. There was a museum, a carousel, and a small park for the younger kids. It was a great place to be especially in the winter time. The trees where frozen with ice hanging from their branches, and every time a drop of water flew down because of the sun's warmth, it glistened and sparkled until it hit the ground.
We appreciated the sights but we continued our search; searching behind every tree and underneath every bench, even in the sky to see if it was still hovering above us.
"Do you see May's bandanna anywhere Pikachu?" I asked him, he still remained curled up in my arms.
"Pika- Pika," he shook his head.
I sighed in defeat, after awhile it seemed hopeless. One little bandanna lost in a big city, the odds were against us. I knew we still had time; I wasn't going to give up that easy. "May we still haven't found it but we're not-"
I was talking to myself, May wasn't behind me. "May?"
"What's wrong Ash?" Max called from in front of me.
"Wasn't she behind you?"
"She's not anymore Max, where did she go?"
"We got to find her Ash, May! May where are you?"
"Pikachuuuuuu!" Pikachu leapt from my arms and onto my shoulder, calling out to her. "Pikachuuuuuuuuuuuuu!"
Max and I retraced our steps through the park. Now not only had May's bandanna gone missing but she had as well. A few minutes more, I really started to worry, how could I lose her, of all people? I was so intent on find her bandana I lost track of May, I'm such an idiot I-
"Ash, there she is!"
Max was right there she was, near the carousel. We ran up to her, out of breath and out of patience. "May, where did you go, we looked all over for you and-"
She wasn't listening to me. Her eyes were hypnotized by the carousel. "May, can you-" there was a thin smile on her face as she observed the carousel with childish curiosity.
"I haven't seen a carousel in so long." She whispered. "Oh Ash, can we go on it?" May turned to me, her eyes lighting up as If she'd seen a toy she really, really wanted.
"But May what about your bandanna?" I asked her.
"Oh, we can take a little break can't we Ash, Please?"
I sighed and agreed we could, it meant I would only get further behind in my training but I guess it was a small sacrifice I could make. "Ok May, we can go on it."
"Yippee! Let's go." She ran up ahead to the ticket booth and quickly ordered hers and our tickets. Max and I we're left standing there in disbelief.
"I can't believe May would get so riled up over the carousel," Max shook his head, and smirked, adjusting his glasses. "That ride's for babies."
"Aw come on Max, I guess it must mean a lot to May to get to ride it again, you know I haven't ridden one of these in a long time myself."
"Fine," sighed Max, "I'll get on with you guys."
"You guys come on, I got the tickets already. The ride's about to start" May called to us, she had already gotten on.
"We're coming," we called to her. May handed our tickets over to the ride conductor and we climbed aboard, May went well ahead of us, circling the carousel over and over again, gazing at the variation of Pokémon that she could choose from.
"Come on Ash; help me choose a Pokémon to ride on." She called to me.
"I got this one," Max pointed to a Treeko in his running stance, and climbed on top. "All right lets go, I'm all ready."
The carousel wasn't looking too gorgeous to tell you the truth. It seemed older than we were. The paint was peeling off of some of the Pokémon where numerous kids had sat and ridden before. Gum stuck to the bottom of the floor, blackened by everyone who had stepped on it. I sighed heavily; I wasn't too thrilled about taking May to such a depressing place. I still had my doubts.
"Come on, you slowpoke." She ran back and quickly grabbed my arm.
I couldn't help but smile as she said that. I didn't really mind as long as she was happy.
May continued pulling my arm around the carousel, looking at all the Pokémon. I guess she was looking for one that she liked. Finally she settled an old white, fierce Ponyta, its blazing woodened hair flowing, almost as if at any moment it would jump and run off. I knew the ride was about to start, so I took the seat next to her on this poor beat up Pikachu. Pikachu, on the other hand, excitingly cheered as I had chosen him to ride.
"That's right, I choose you, buddy." I pulled him off my shoulder and hugged him, our cheeks pressing against one another's.
The ride took off just as I had sat down. The chilling breeze blew against our faces. I wasn't feeling so excellent; I felt a cold coming on sometime later. My sniffling that I had for the past few days came suddenly back to me.
May meanwhile, couldn't keep a smile off her face. Her head spun around as she kept gazing around as we rode. Gently moving around watching as the world spun around us. "I remember when I was younger, I loved these things" she said.
"So did I, But to tell you the truth, I never really liked sitting on the Ponyta's."
"I did, I loved to. Only if it was the one that I liked, would I ride on it. But sometimes I just sat on the bench." She laughed as she always did.
Her laugh was special to me. It really was. It wasn't as annoying as some other laughs that you hear. Some girls had a nice smile and a rotten laugh. The little things, I guess made much more of an impression on me than anything else. It was a soothing type of laugh, the one that really warmed you up, you feel hot and cold. I enjoyed hearing her be happy; it sometimes, almost made me fall in love with her. It really did.
I nodded in response. "Yeah, I did too. I always just wanted to sit by myself on the benches. But whenever I tried they're would be a couple sitting there in each other’s arms. I guess it must have gotten into my mind somehow, that you could only sit there if you were with someone else." I shrugged.
The carousel usually had a decorative bench for the romantic couples who rather sit next to each other than on the Pokémon. I felt really bad, almost as if denying a part of myself whenever I looked at the empty bench on a carousel. Whenever I looked at the benches I never once could imagine myself sitting there, with someone else. I imagined if I sat there by myself, I would look like a desperate boy. Just waiting, Waiting for something, not any specific thing but just sitting there waiting.
May's face twisted as we continued to converse. "Me too, I thought it wasn't fair. I got my cousin to go on with me and we went on the benches, it was nice. I stared at the world as it spun past; I watched what others were doing."
By this point I had really started to ache for her. Never had I met someone who had this much in common with me. Had I never suggested we come here I might have missed this all. I knew I would eventually miss this moment again someday but as we sat on our Pokémon, I just couldn't help but smile at her.
"Yeah come to think of it, I never did sit on a bench. I was an only child and no one ever came to visit. We lived far away from everyone." I laughed. It came out irregular and I regretted having laughed in the first place. "And by the time I did have someone, I out grew it and the thought hadn't crossed my mind until now."
She sat and thought about it for awhile. She was really quiet. At times I wished she would say something because my sniffling had really started to annoy me.
May smiled and jumped up. She grabbed my arm and pulled me to my feet. "Well, come on! Let's go sit on the benches!"
She ran off into one of the nearby benches and sat down, dangling her legs off the carousel a bit, humming as she did so. I sat there astounded at her spontaneous answer. "Um sure...Wait for me." Managing to catch my senses, I ran off to the bench and sat down next to her. Pikachu was nestled in my arm; his eyes peeked out, watching the bewildered sights only made possible by the ride.
"Is it different than on the Pokémon?" She asked.
"Oh, I-it's very d-different -" I said. I don't quite remember the reason whether I was speaking in that manner. Whether it was the fascination of sitting on the benches or the enchantment of sitting next to her, I choose not to question the matter. "-Kind of, w-well I don't know."
"Hard to describe?" She asked, a thin smile appeared on her face as I looked at her.
"Yeah" I couldn't help but smile back. "I'm glad I did manage to sit on one finally..."
"I'm glad you finally got the opportunity and that you're able to experience something different, Ash".
"Thanks to you," I replied.
"You know, I bet My Eevee would really like this," she said, pulling out one of her Pokeballs. "Come on out Eevee."
"Vee..." she yawned. Eevee must've been sleeping in her Pokeball. Pikachu's ears perked up, brushing against my arm.
"Pi?" He jumped off my arm and sat next to Eevee. "Pika- pika-pi- Pikachu,"
Those two seemed to be really close, about as close as she and I were, perhaps closer. I watched them for awhile. Pikachu seemed like quite the conversationalist. Every time he spoke Eevee seemed to giggle. Once in awhile a small breeze blew across them, and Eevee shivered more times than Pikachu did. What surprised me was that Eevee stood up and cuddled next to Pikachu and Pikachu gently placed his arm around her. That's my buddy. I looked over at May and strangely had the intentions of doing the same.
But I noticed something behind her. Carved into the worn out bench were names, thousands of them. Each of them carved into the bench, a couple which had an entire heart drawn around them. Others had X's and O's and small pictures, I couldn't stand to see the names anymore, it was too discouraging.
"So many people carved their names into this." I whispered.
May raised her eyes to meet my own and looked where my fingers were carefully tracing over the markings. "It's their way of remembering the first time they rode here." She said.
"I wish we could put our names on it, but I don't really want to cause more damage to the carousel. It should stay here forever so everyone can enjoy it."
"Great idea As-s-s-h-h-h," She was shivering, the wind blew much more forceful compared to being on the ground. "Oh I love the carousel, but it's so cold here."
More and more with each passing turn, she inched closer to my open arm. Like Pokémon like trainer, she had the curiosity of doing the same as had Eevee with Pikachu. Her eyes occasionally met with mine again. Whether the cold had frozen me in place or her gaze had, I couldn't move. Every time she did look at me her eyes said ‘If I shiver, keep me warm. ‘I decided to do just that. Well I didn't decide I just let her as she moved closer. I let her and didn't protest. Not even when she laid her head on my shoulder, or when she reached up and grabbed my hand and pulled my arm around her. We stayed like that until the end of the ride.
That ride ended much faster than I wanted it- well much faster than I expected it to. Before long everyone was jumping off, a few moms helped their kids off as they spoke of a coming snowstorm.
May smiled and squeezed my hand again as she stood up. A real light squeeze as before, that was her specialty. "I had so much fun." She said.
"I did too May."
"Hey Ash, May" Max walked up to us, and embraced his sister, "That ride was so cold but I loved it."
"Come on let's get off and get some hot chocolate, ok Max?"
"Awesome, Come on Eevee," May awoke the two from their comfortable slumber. Pikachu looked down as Eevee looked back up at him.
"Pika-chu" He said nervously scratching his head.
"Vee," she leaned forward and licked his cheek, before jumping into May's arms.
"Did you enjoy the ride Eevee?" She asked, petting her on the head.
"That's great, let's go get some hot chocolate to warm us up."
Just as I had left my seat, I started back and curiosity got the best of me. Gently, with my fingers, I scratched off the paint from the bench. I had finished the heart surrounding the first two letters of her name: "MA" written. The white paint lightly curled and glided to the floor. This would be my little secret. Like everyone else who had written here before I did.
"Ash, come on!"
I looked up and saw them waiting just past the stairs at the bottom. "Uh, I'm coming May," I called back. I picked up Pikachu and jumped down to her side, and I could see what I had written. All I had managed was just that heart, "MA", and a plus sign in between. Although I didn't notice it at the time, I felt embarrassed and regretted having carved it in the first place.
"Did you enjoy the ride Max?" I asked him.
He looked at me with cheerfulness in his eyes. "Yeah, Can we go again?"
"Max I thought you said that this ride was for babies." May spoke up.
"Uh, well I changed my mind ok."
I smiled "You guys go get your hot chocolate while I go buy the tickets ok?"
“Ok, we'll be right back Ash." May said to me, before hurrying off to the hot chocolate stand not too far away.
As I walked back to the ticket counter, I sneezed. It hurt my throat a lot. My hands ached, as they were red and chapped. I had forgotten my gloves back at the Pokémon center at the last town – I was forgetting a lot of things nowadays- even though they did expose my fingers. They still would've helped a great deal.
Pikachu jumped onto my shoulder, brushing his tail against my cheek. I guess he grew tired of my arms. He nestled into my shoulder; amazingly, he has always kept me warm wherever we go.
"Did you enjoy the ride, buddy?"
"I enjoyed it too, more than I thought I would. I guess there are some things you just never out grow, huh?"
"What makes you say that?" I looked at him; he had a serious look on his face. I paid for the tickets and walked back toward May and Max.
"I was cold, I'm sure she was too, that's why I-"
"Y-yeah that was the only reason why Pikachu."
May ran up to my side, in her hand was a nice hot steamy cup of hot chocolate, while on her shoulder Eevee was curled up. "That was fun wasn't it Ash?"
"Yeah, it's amazing, I thought I grew out of it, but turns out I really missed it."
"Yeah," she sighed, looking down at the dark pool of chocolate in her cup. "I...This time around...it wasn't like the last time. This time was special."
"Yeah, it really was...Oh uh May, I got the tickets for the next ride."
"Awesome," Max walked in between us again; sipping cheerfully his hot chocolate, leaving a russet colored moustache on his lips. "Let's go now."
"Max," She giggled, "Since when did you have facial hair?"
"Hmm," He looked down surprised and quickly licked it off. "There I got it."
"A moustache doesn't look too bad on you Max," I said to him. "Here are your guys' tickets."
"Wait, aren't you riding too Ash?" May asked me.
"Nah I'll be fine, besides someone’s got to hold your hot chocolate for you. "
"Well if you sure, be careful ok." She handed me her and Max's cups and I handed them their tickets.
"I'll be fine May, hot chocolate is not so hard to control." She sighed as I laughed. I knew what she meant, the snowstorm would hit any minute now and she didn't want me to freeze.
"Ha ha, Very funny Ash Ketchum"
"Yeah I'm hilarious; now hurry up the ride's about to start. I'll be waiting right here for you two ok?" She nodded and they both ran up the stairs back on to the carousel. Max, this time picked out a Tailow and jumped on, stretch out his arms to the side, preparing to fly. May sticked with her first choice, her beloved Ponyta.
"What is it Pikachu?" Pikachu has pointing down to the cups of hot chocolate, and shivering, demonstrating to me he was cold. "You want a cup of hot chocolate too?"
"Pikachu" he nodded.
"Ok, let's go Pikachu."
As walked back, Pikachu proudly held his hot chocolate, taking short sips every now and then. "How's your hot chocolate Pikachu, Good?"
"You're welcome buddy." We sat back down on the benches surrounding the carousel. May and Max laughed as they rode on their Pokémon.
They smiled and waved to me as they spun around; I smiled happily and waved back to them. This time as they did, something else caught my eye. At first I thought it was a sheet of paper or a flyer that had blown in and caught itself on my leg. As I picked it up, I realized it wasn't what I thought it was. It was May's bandanna.
I jumped out of my seat and ran toward the carousel, waving the bandanna in my hand. Another strong wind could've sent it back in the midst of the city, but I couldn't've cared, I was so happy and I knew May was going to be as well. "May, look I-"
"Wee, this is so much fun Max!" She laughed happily, her brunette hair flowing in the winter gusts, the snowflakes gently caressing her as they flowed and entwined through her.
I walked back into the bench and sat back down; it was then that I truly realized that it was snowing. I must've been...mystified.
I know this is going to be the hardest part of this entire story, But I have to tell someone. I can't tell her how I feel. Yeah, I do like her. I'm not afraid of how she'll feel in return or if she perhaps likes me as well. It's just I love what we already have, our close friendship, the casual hints and jokes about each other, even our bickering I find to be entertaining and fun. If I tell her how I feel and bring love into this, it all might change. We might not focus on what's really important.
She's still growing and getting better and better each day. I know May messes up sometimes, I want to be there to help her to continue. The same thing for me, while I motivate her and lend her a hand now and then, she holds me back to keep me from losing my head. My fist clenches sometimes when it really shouldn't. When May puts her hand on my shoulder she cracks it open, before I use it and lose my cool. No one has ever calmed me in a way where I don't mumble under my breath things that I don't want them to hear.
So, I know the risk I'm taking. The risk of possibly losing her to someone else, but at least I can still say to whomever, I'll say ‘you may have the most astounding and amazing person anyone could ever have...But you'll never have what we have...a close friendship, unlike any other. ‘
I still held her bandanna. I neatly folded it and just held it between my hands; it was warm, so warm, despite it being out in the cold, poor thing. I gently cradle it; pretending it was an injured Pokémon who was lost. I smiled; my imagination was as hard working as ever.
It really started to snow, almost a blizzard as I sat there. All the while my sniffles were going crazy, I couldn't control them anymore. Everyone soon left the park and the carousel operator was the only one still out there with us. The snow really started to pile on my head. My nose turned red and my lips were sore. I still sat there on the bench watching May ride on her horse. A veil of fog had settled in and it looked as though she was floating in mid air. The snow blew in my face harder as I still sat on the desolate bench, but I never left, never looked away. Pikachu finished his hot chocolate and he took his place between my arms again. Their hot chocolate cups were frozen then and there, and I totally forgot about them. That night, the lake in the middle of the park froze out; the next morning I heard the laughter of the kids skating, and the chirping of the Pidgey as they left for the south.
As we walked home that night, May was smiling the whole time. "May uh...you know we never found your bandanna." I told her.
Max looked up at me, his eyes wide open "That's right! Oh man it's too dark to try and look for it now." He said disappointed.
"Hey Max, since where you so keen on helping me find my bandanna?" she asked, a brilliant smirk on her face.
"Uh cause," Max hesitated, searching for an answer "I'm just used to you wearing it all the time, I miss it I guess."
Max distastefully crossed his arms on his chest, looking away from us with his eyes closed. May looked at me, and smiled for my approval. Without hesitation, she ran up and hugged her brother from behind, lifting him up from the ground.
"Oh come on May, Put me down!"
"Sheesh, I'm just showing a little caring Max."
May was taking the losing of her head accessory really well, I wonder what was up.
"You really don't mind May? I know you were pretty attached to your bandanna."
"It’s alright Ash, I'm sure I could find another one soon, and who knows," she giggled. "Maybe it'll benefit someone else more than me."
May giggled again, this time looking toward me "Come on Ash, I'm so energetic right now. I'll race you guys to the Pokémon center!"
Max laughed and ran behind his sister, shouting "You're not gonna win this time May!"
Is it just me or does May know something I don't? I'll have plenty of time to ponder this later; right now I've got a race to win. "Hey no fair, you guys got a head start!"
"Vee, Vee" Eevee smiled and waved as Pikachu and I ran to catch up to them.
As we ran up ahead to catch up to our friends, I stuck my hand in my pocket. My fingers protecting the object which now would benefit me, in keeping this memory of infiniteness alive. Sure I got back to my training later, much later on account of my cold I ‘d gotten, but work can wait, especially knowing that these kinds of moments are here.