I haven't written a fic in 6 years and this is really an experiment fic to test out writing style and how I can develop characters. I have a much bigger story I want to write, so once again this is just a test. Also please point out any mistakes I may have, since I'm using the boards as beta readers before I post this to ffnet.
In general this oneshot collection is about what some of the girls Ash has met on his journey feels about his recent Top 4 placing in Shinn'oh. I tried having a girl from a different region each time, but couldn't for the life of me think of anyone significant from Hoenn.
Chapter 1: Giselle
She was beautiful. She knew this, every guy at the academy confirmed it. Yet she never could be bothered with any of them. It wasn't like she disliked all the male students, she in fact was on friendly terms with most of them. Its just that none of them would become higher then just students at Pokemon Tech.
No she had bigger dreams, to be able to challenge for the Kanto championship. Heck, the ideal man for her was the Kanto champion himself, Lance. She trained everyday, utilizing both unconventional moves and with the use of the battle simulator. She knew that once she got through her final year at the Pokemon Technical Institution, she would go onto win the Kanto Conference.
And today was no different, class had just ended and Giselle, being the school idol, made her way back to her dorm which she shared with her fellow second years. She had stayed late to help the teachers clean up and of course try and get all the inside information as she could. She didn't get to the top of the school hierarchy by her brains alone. No, she would often get the teachers to reveal what was going to be on the next test or how she could get the upper hand on her classmates whenever they had a mock battle.
As she entered the commons area, she noticed a large group of her dorm-mates around the tv. Not bothering to ask what they were watching, she figure it was just another interview with the coordinator Marina. She never understood her classmates' obsession with the coordinator, they had a much more appealing and perfect idol right in front of them. Once she graduates from Pokemon Tech and become the Kanto Champion, the whole world would see how beautiful she was, much better then that little coordinator who couldn't even last one second in a battle.
"Now trainer Paul and trainer Ash are down to their last Pokemon!" she stopped as she heard the announcement from the tv. Ash wasn't a common name and in her life she had only met one other trainer named Ash, but there was no way this was the same Ash.
She had to find out, the last time she heard anything about Ash was that he finished top 16 in Kanto over a year ago and she also secretly watched his battle with Dome Ace Tucker during her last summer break. It wasn't bad for a trainer who was essentially a newbie back then. Of course, it wasn't her idea to go watch a Battle Frontier battle, who would want to watch someone who couldn't cut it as a Gym Leader and had to settle for something so low as a Frontier Brain. No, her friends had wanted to go watch what they referred to as "the most handsome man meat in all of Kanto" and it was by chance that Ash was the challenger.
She knew that if she ever challenged for the Kanto championship, she would definitely win. She was the top of her school, not even the third years were able to beat her in practice and this was the best school in Kanto. Put two and two together, it was obvious that she would win hands down.
She made her way back to the commons area where the group was gathered, "What's going on here?!"
"Oh Giselle!" it was Joe, her classmate and through the last year, one of her best friends."Nurse Joy allowed me to borrow her recordings she got from one of her cousins in Shinn'oh. It's the Shinn'oh conference from a month ago!"
This was odd, Shinn'oh was far from Kanto, and it was rare for Pokemon from the isolated island region to be found in Kanto, even more rare for any recordings of pokemon competition to reach here. She knew that Joy had cousins all over, so it wasn't a surprise that Joe had said it came from one of Joy's Shinn'oh member.
"Look Giselle, its Ash from Pallet Town, you remember right? The one that had Pikachu beat Cubone", how could she not remember, Ash was the one who taught her to love her Pokemon and not to solely rely on the battle simulators. She made her way closer to the tv, she was intregued.
"Trainer Paul once again uses trainer Ash's counter shield strategy!" There were two Pokemon she didn't recognize, definitely Shinn'oh Pokemon. Pokemon Tech didn't teach the Shinn'oh Dex until third year, and Giselle didn't bother with learning them ahead of time, again encountering Shinn'oh Pokemon was rare in Kanto. Her time was spent developing strategy for her pokemon and of course keeping her face prime and proper like any idol should.
The camera had now focused on Ash, Giselle could see the sweat on Ash's face as he concentrated on the battle. He looked the same as the day they met, of course his cloths had changed, much more handsome in her mind. She had to admit, after Ash had beaten her, she became aware if his devotion to his Pokemon and that was when she may have even developed a liking to his boyish smile.
"And trainer Ash's Infernape is the last one standing!" Giselle snapped out of her thought, Ash had won, but she didn't know how far he had gone. Was this a preliminary battle or maybe the finals, she just didn't know. "Trainer Ash moves on to the semi-final!"
She was shocked, even though Ash had beaten her in the past, there was no way a newbie would be able to advance so far. However, she was also glad, if she learnt anything was that Ash never gave up.
"Giselle? Are you okay?" it was Joe, he must have noticed the tears in her eyes. She had tears, but these tears were more of a mother being proud of her son, she liked to think she was one of the more important trainers that Ash had encountered.
"I'm glad, Ash deserves to win." it was true, she was glad for the boy, who instantly went gaga for her when they first met.
"Yeah, Ash sure has gone far since visiting our school. Top 16 in his first conference, then Top 8 in both Johto and Hoenn! I heard he even beat the Orange Islands and Battle Frontier!" Giselle was shocked at what Joe had said, in little over a year Ash had gone on to four regional conferences, while she was still stuck in the confines of Pokemon Tech. Of course she knew that Pokemon Tech gave their students automatic entry to the Kanto Conference, she was a bit jielous that Ash had been able to travel to far away lands, it was the romance of traveling that she wanted. Of course deep down she also envy that little red head, who had her Ash!
She remembered that after his battle with Tucker, she had wanted to surprise him and of course show off to her friends that she knew the trainer who had beaten their beloved Tucker. Instead it was her who got the surprise, Ash was no longer travelling with the little red head but some little girl that was trying to make Ash lust for her by wearing such tight shorts. There was no need for such shorts in Kanto, it was no where near hot enough, maybe for Hoenn, but definitely to Kanto. Now there was two girls that were flirting with her Ash!
When did Ash become her's? Well of course Ash was her's, for one Ash had become a superstar according to Joe and any superstar needs a strong and beautiful girlfriend by his side. Second of all, when they first met, she could tell he was head over heels for her, the same could not be said about the red head, Ash and that red head just didn't click together.
"You know Ash lost in the semi finals, some guy with a Darkrai and Latios beat Ash." that didn't matter to Giselle, the boy who had only beaten her a year ago had gone farther than her, while she was still stuck in Pokemon Tech.
Wait, Joe had said the conference was a month ago and Ash had lost in the semi finals. Which meant Ash was home right now. Maybe she would surprise him with a call. She could try to convince him to visit Pokemon Tech again. Of course it was only a matter of time until he agrees, no man could resist her charms.