Rated PG just to be cautious.
Location: Cerulean Lake
A little harder. Come on. I tugged at the fishing line as hard as I could, but the fish was clearly stronger. What Pokemon could this be, a Wailord or something? Finally, I gave a super strong tug and the Seaking flew out of the water, scales sparkling in the sunlight. I pulled out a PokeBall, but it immediately let itself fall back in. It swam in circles near the surface, as if it was taunting me. I could almost see the smug expression on its face. I cast my line back out at it, but it jumped up, its mouth gaping, and swallowed my entire line whole. "That's it. Come out, Politoed!" I threw a red and white ball that spun before landing on the muddy ground gently. It burst open in a show of white light, taking the shape of a green and yellow frog-like creature. "Show 'em Politoed!" I yelled out, and Politoed readied its attack, Headbutt, lowering its head and preparing to charge, rushing at the Seaking. It hit the Seaking head on, causing it to fall back into the lake with a splash. "Great job, Politoed! Now, use Water Gun!" A blue orb glowed in Politoed's mouth, and it was about to spit the usual fine stream of water when the Seaking swam deeper and out of sight. "Great. We lost it." I pulled out my PokeBall and in a bright red flash, Politoed was gone. I flopped down on the shore and sighed. Recently, Ash Ketchum was all I could think about. At the Gym I was losing battle after battle due to loss of focus, and at the lake I always failed to catch a Pokemon. I pulled out the crumpled photo in my pocket of a smiling Ash. He was such a good trainer, and kind to Pokemon.... I could feel myself blushing. The sharp, steely chirp of my cell phone jolted me out of my daydream. I checked the caller ID. It was Daisy; I must be getting psychic. I flipped open my cell phone and sighed. "Hello, Daisy. What is it that you want?" My tone was a bit annoyed, but hey. I was suffering from another battle loss.
"Hey, Misty, could you go to the Sinnoh region for us? We, like, already bought you tickets to depart for Sunyshore, and we, like, really need some new water-types. The Gym's getting no attention, no one has come with a challenge since yesterday morning. There are a lot in the Sinnoh region, so could you like, catch some for us and bring them back here so that you can use them in Gym Battles? We have to leave in, like, six days for our cruise around the world, so we'd really appreciate it if you could be back by then. The boat ticket will be on your bed when you get back. Bye, Misty, and thanks a ton!" As usual, Daisy hung up before I could even fit in a word. Splendid. I guess I was heading out for the Sinnoh region to catch my Gym some new water types. Bibarel. Lumineon. Empoleon. Gastrodon. Mantyke. Floatzel. This is going to be so much fun! Of course back in the good old days we could have any Pokemon we wanted imported to us, until that Carvanha bit the captain's arm off. Not our fault!
I went to my room and true to her word, Daisy had placed the tickets to the S.S. Raindrop on my bed. I threw some clothes in a leather bag, along with all other necessities. Hmm, what else? Pokemon. I'll take Azurill of course, Politoed, Gyarados, Starmie, Corsola, and Dewgong. Done. The S.S. Raindrop departs in two hours. Not knowing what else to do, I looked at my picture of Ash again. I had heard from him that he was going for his last Gym Badge in Sunyshore. Maybe we'd meet up together and he could help me catch some Pokemon. I crumpled up the picture and stuffed it in my pocket. Would seeing Ash again be asking for too much?
"All right, Ash. If you want to win this battle against Volkner, you gotta train hard!" I told him. I couldn't help it; I cared about his wins more than about my own sometimes. But, hey, that's friendship for ya.
Ash waved me off. "Come on, Dawn, I've been training all day. We all need a break. Let's head over there, it's the Sunyshore light house.
"It sure is beautiful," said Brock, looking over the elegant red and white tower stretching its way far into the sky.
"Hey, we should check it out from the inside!" I suggested.
"Yeah!" said Ash enthusiastically. "Let's go!"
"Hey!" a woman stopped us. "Are you Ash Ketchum?"
Ash turned around. "Yeah, I am! Why?"
"We have one Misty Waterflower waiting for you. She'll be arriving shortly on the S.S. Raindrop," the woman said. "She says to meet her at the harbor."
"Misty!" Ash said enthusiastically. "Dawn, Misty is the first girl I ever traveled with through Kanto and Johto. She's almost a Water-type Pokemon master by now."
I felt a wave of jealousy wash over me. Ash spoke about this Misty girl like she was really something special.
"We better get to the harbor," said Brock.
Whoever she is, I think Ash has feelings for her... That really hurt me. I'd had a crush on Ash since the moment I saw him... Clutching Piplup tightly, I raced after the group. "Wait up for me, guys!"
Misty, watch out. Ash is my guy...