Title: Mysterious Stranger
Shippings: Advanceshipping and Contestshipping mainly, but others will come in later.
"...after that, there was silence."
(Advanceshiping, Contesthipping mainly, but other ships might come into the story later on.)
Here we go again.
"And the winner is…"
That feeling of tension and the fear of that your name won't be called out.
"…by just a few points…"
Sometimes you just wish they would hurry up and call out the name already.
"…is May Maple from Petelburg city!"
Finally they called out my name; finally I can relax and breathe again. I walked up onto the stage as the judge handed me my fifth and final ribbon. It had a diamond shaped golden center piece with two strands of red silk ribbon stuck on the bottom of the golden center piece. It shined with hope and glory that I could even see my reflection on it. I smiled and saw my reflection in it and turned towards the crowd and held up the last ribbon I need to enter the Johto grand festival. The crowd clapped and cheered, some wolf whistled and other stood up and clapped.
It's been awhile since I felt so good of winning a ribbon.
Soon I left the stage and headed to my room. There I dressed into my normal clothes. I wrapped my green around my brunette hair and I zipped up my orange vest on. I slipped on my black shorts and tied my shoes on. I slipped my bag onto my hips and headed out of my way. I twisted the doorknob and pulled the door and let myself out of the room. As I closed the door I heard footsteps coming towards me. I closed the door and turned around and found out that it was only Harley, Drew and Soledad coming to greet me.
"That was a great battle dear" Harley said in his most girly voice ever.
"You could of lost you know if the guy you were fighting didn't went easy on you." Drew replied as he flicked his fringe.
"He went on easy on me?" I asked. "I think that's just another way of you saying that I was good and getting better." I teased.
"Well let's see when we all get to the Johto grand festival." Drew replied as he folded his arms.
"Anyway do you know how that guy that May versed?" Soledad asked the three of us.
"No. the announcer never told the name of the coordinator." Harley replied. "Anyway likes its matter." Harley added and soon continued. "What matters is, me winning the Johto grand festival." Harley laughed.
"Hmph." Drew replied as he flicked his hair once more. "Not while I'm here, you won't."
"Now, now." Soledad replied as she interrupted Harley's and Drew conversation of winning the grand festival. "Let's just have something to eat shall we?" Soledad added as she soon turned towards my direction. "Would you like to come with us May?"
"I'll come with you guys later. I have something else to do." I replied.
"Very well." Soledad nodded and soon the three of them left and I walked the opposite direction from them.
As I walked out of the contest complex the rain was pouring down on me. The rain drop crashing on the umbrella as I held it over my head and the splashes of water my feet did each time I step in puddles of water as I headed my way to my destination. The sky was grey and dull as cars drove past me, nearly wetting me just because of that. Wild Pokémon trying to find a dry place for the night as others danced in the open space as raindrops fell onto of them.
Soon I reached a building with a red roof with white walls covering it with a huge letter P on top of the roof, known as the poke center. I walked towards the building as the sliding doors opened as I entered. As I entered I saw Nurse Joy on the counter checking her list of Pokémon that needed her care.
"Hello Nurse Joy." I greeted as I walked over to her.
"Well hello there May." Nurse joy smiled. "How was the contest today?" She asked.
"Well I finally won my fifth ribbon." I smiled. "I can finally train for the Johto grand festival."
"That is great to hear May." Nurse Joy replied.
"Anyway." I said as I reached into my bag and grabbed out six poke balls. "Can you look after my Pokémon for the night?" I asked.
"Of course." Nurse Joy smiled again. "That's why I'm here for."
Soon night came and covered the sky and a blanket of stars covered and sky. I stared at the countless stars in the sky and sighed.
"Making me look at the sky like this reminds me of the days when I travelled with my friends." I sighed once more and walked out of the balcony and closed the glass doors behind me and rolled and pink silk curtains and sat myself onto the bed and wrapped my arms around my knees and buried my head behind them.
"I miss travelling with them. It was always so exciting. Everywhere we went." I told myself as I raised my head and turned to the side table near the bed. There sat my green bag. It was unzipped because I opened it to give me Pokémon to Nurse Joy. I got up and walked to it and I was about to zip it up when I say a photo just popping up on the side. I put my hand in and grabbed it and I was surprise to have a something like this in my bag.
It was a photo of Ash and I when I visited him in Sinnoh for the Wallace Cup.
This photo was two years old.
I flipped the photo and saw somebody's handwriting written and the back in black pen. Soon I realized it was Ash's.
"Together with my best friend, May."
Those words somehow felt comforting even though the words were written over two years ago. I placed the photo back into my green bag and crawled myself back into bed and slowly closed my eyes. Thinking of the words Ash wrote behind that photo.
"Together, with my best friend…Ash..." I mumbled before drifting to sleep.
"Okay" Dawn replied as she got the camera ready."Everyone is position?"
"Yeah, all ready!" Ash called as he waved his hands to tell that Ash and I were ready. Ash had his arm over my shoulder with my over his with both of use doing a peace sign with your fingers.
"Okay ready." Dawn replied as she started the countdown.
"Hey May." Ash whispered.
"What is it?" I asked as I trying to stay still.
"…3…" Dawn began.
"I'm really glad you came over here to Sinnoh." Ash replied.
"…2.." Dawn continued.
"Me too Ash." I replied still trying to wish Dawn would take the photo already.
"I will never forget this May."
"Me either." I replied.
"And I will never forget a friend like you May. Never." Ash added.
"Same goes here, Ash."
"Cheese!" Dawn replied as the pressed the button on the camera and a flash from the camera came and took the photo of Ash and I together.
And soon the photo came out from the bottom of the camera. Ash and I walked to Dawn and Brock to see the photo. The photo was Ash and I still in the same position as we started with the port behind us with the sun setting behind the hills of Sinnoh as the relaxing orange and pink colours of the sky spread across the sky.
Ash grabbed the photo after I had held it and Ash got out a black pen and wrote something on the back.
"Together with my best friend, May."
"Here you have this May and keep it okay?" Ash replied as he handed the photo back to me.
"But there is only one copy." I replied. "Don't you want a copy as well?"
"Don't worry about that." Ash smiled. "I don't need one because I will never forget this moment with my best friend."
I didn't know what to reply after that. Instead all I could think was smile and I jus felt myself blush at the same time.
I woke up by the sun's rays peeking through the pink silk curtains. I stretched and yawn and took off the sheets on top of me and got dressed. As I was, I was thinking of the dream I had last night. It was more of a memory then a dream. That memory was when I visited Ash in Sinnoh for the Wallace Cup and we took a photo before I left back to Johto.
I walked over to my bag which was quietly sitting down on the side table. I unzipped the bag and grabbed the photo and flipped it and read what Ash wrote. I was about to put it back into my bag when I saw something else written on it.
"A friend that I will never forget."
I was surprised that after having something for that long that just then did I realize something new that I had never saw before. I returned the photo back into my bag and zipped it up and placed it back onto my waist and was about to head out until I heard a knock on my door.
I walked up to the door knowing it would probably be Drew or Harley, asking why I didn't turn up yesterday. I placed my hand on the doorknob and twisted it and pulled it towards my direction and was surprised to see who was at the door.
"Ash?" I asked in total shock. "What are you doing here?"
Ash didn't reply back and instead just blankly look into my eyes, like he never saw me before in his entire life. Soon after a few seconds of silence Ash soon replied back to me.
"Do…I know you miss?" Ash replied. "Because the only time I've seen you is when I versed you for the ribbon you won yesterday." Ash added.
"Do…I know you miss?" felt like glass had just been shattered and the sound echoing in my ears with the words just faintly playing in the background. My lips wouldn't respond, my body wouldn't move, my mind just didn't know what to do next.
And after that, there was silence.
End of Chapter