This fic is a requested fic, by Crissy111
I revamped the whole fic, because the last one had many plot holes. I actually have had the idea for several months now and had begun to do the work, but I didn't update this thread. I thought I will post all the chapters altogether to lessen the confusion, but it seems like I was wrong ^^; hahaha. Well, I've done about five chapters but I'm posting the first two first, the rest are still in edit and has not entirely checked for the grammar and else yet.
Sorry if the battle scenes are a bit dull, I can't really describe battle scenes. I'll do my best, though. So, yeah, enjoy!
After being in Top Four at the Kanto Grand Festival, May was contented she can make it to the top four. At least, it's a great achievement for someone who was just starting out not too long. Of course, with support from her friends, she continued to pursue her dreams. So, she decided to go to Johto for her next step to her dream and only dream; to be a Top Coordinator and bring that Ribbon Cup home.
CHAPTER 1 - FIRST ARRIVAL
THREE YEARS AGO...
After saying farewell to her friends, May went into the ship heading to Johto, S.S Gold, for her new adventure. She was looking for her seat while holding her ticket tightly. After walking past few numbers of blue-cushioned seats, she finally found her seat.
"93, 94, 95! I found ya!" she said and jumped into her seat.
A small fox-like creature, with brown fur and light tan strip at the tip of its tail, jumped into May's lap. It purred happily, snuggling in her lap like a happy cat.
The coordinator smiled warmly and petted her smiling Eevee. She just had to let one of her Pokémon out, she wasn't used to being alone and having no one to talk to. Usually Brock, Ash, and Max would chat with her so she wouldn't get bored, but now that she's on her own journey without them, she had to get used to that feeling. Though she loved adventures, she also loved being with friends. After all, she's May, the girl who joined Ash's journey because she wanted to travel around the world. But now she had a different goal. She wanted to be a Top Coordinator. Meeting friends was just an added bonus.
Deciding that it would be better for her to sleep than to mourn about being lonely, she shifted into a more comfortable position. Few minutes after closing her eyes, she drifted into land of dreams.
She woke up just as fast as how she went asleep, when her Eevee gently tugged at her tummy. She yawned sleepily and stretched uncomfortably in her seat. Well, my neck is sore from sleeping in a sitting position...
"Finally decided to wake up, huh?" a familiar voice came from about four seats beside her.
May snapped her head to the voice. Her eyes widened upon seeing a teen with emerald hair, emerald eyes, purple jacket, and last, holding a red rose. "Drew?" her sapphire eyes examined him thoroughly, "You're not supposed to be here! Are my eyes deceiving me?"
"No, they aren't. It's me after all," Drew answered as he sniffed his rose.
"You aren’t supposed to be here!" May exclaimed again. True, Drew wasn’t supposed to be there. He was supposed to be in the VIP suite, since that was what he had bought the ticket for. But upon seeing May sleeping on one of the economy seats peacefully, Drew just couldn't let his feet drag him up to his suite. The way her lips opened slightly triggered his urge to kiss her. But he knew he must not. So instead he took a seat near her, just to watch her sleep and to make sure no one was getting near her. There were no security cameras in this ship and he was worried someone would do something bad to her when she's asleep. That's how he ended up abandoning his VIP suite and sit there for a good hour. He could afford any costlier suite whenever he wanted to, anyway. Keeping her safe was more important than staying in a good-designed room.
"Then where am I supposed to be?" Drew smirked and raised one of his eyebrows. His mind was going to add "The place where your Eevee is sitting on?", but a conscious part of his mind decided it wasn't a good thing to say to his rival, so he let the brilliant idea fly away.
"Umm, no, I just thought you had left earlier than me," the brunette said almost whispering while maneuvering her eyes downward and patting her Eevee. She had noticed her seat getting warm. How long had she slept, anyway? Before she had fallen into slumber, she didn't bother to look at the time so she had no clue what time she fell asleep. She was sure they hadn't arrived though, seeing Drew was still here and the ship was still moving. But she needed to know how long had he been sitting here. Did he watch her sleep? Did he do something? Did he take a picture of her drooling in her sleep?
"Well, let's just say I was waiting for the right time to depart." He got up from his seat and plopped down next to her seat. Eevee jumped into Drew's lap and May let it, despite she was thinking it's rude to jump onto people like that. Especially a rival.
"And you think this is the right time? I think not," she commented wryly. "And go back to your seat. This is other passenger's seat."
Drew ignored both of her comments in a nonchalant manner and stroked the soft furs on Eevee's back. It purred its own name at Drew's gentle pats.
"Looks like it misses me," Drew's snobby smirk made its way to his face, causing May to huff furiously. The green-haired coordinator chuckled and let May's Eevee down to play around the ship. "I've heard about Pokémon's feelings reflect its trainer's feelings." he sneered, looking sideways at her playfully, "So, you do miss me, huh?"
The brunette shut her eyes and crossed her arms defiantly, trying hard not to blush, "You wish!"
But the red shade on her cheeks completely flouted her.
His smirk was again evident, "yeah, I do wish that." He thought, but he stayed silent. He twirled the blood red rose with his slender fingers, "Well, I know you missed me. And I can say I'm surprised that we're on the same boat right now,"
For a split second May's eyes widened, but then she laughed, "That's the worst use of pun I've ever heard!"
Drew chuckled a bit at her bipolar actions. ”And she still doesn't realize the meaning behind the pun,"
"So," Drew started, "How are you doin'? I suppose you haven’t gotten any better,"
May shot him a ridiculous look. "What? Of course I've gotten better! And don't forget that I beat you in the Grand Festival!" she glared into his green eyes. But, whenever she did that, it would make Drew want to tease her more. He loved to see her bipolar antics.
"That was all about luck," he sneered, flicking his chartreuse hair, "I would've won if it wasn't for that Overheat."
"Okay, I'll take you on!" May yelled defiantly, "On our first contest in Johto! Let's see who's better now!"
"Oh, my… I surely don't want it if you lose and cry loudly in front of the contest hall. It will be so embarrassing." He jeered, smugness practically dripping in his voice.
Her rage fueled, however when she was about to open her mouth to counter his remarks, Drew shoved the rose he was holding in front of her face. He watched as her facial expression soften while she silently retrieved the rose from him.
Another bipolar antic from the typical May.
"You're still the same..." said the brunette quietly, staring into the rose before smelling it.
Drew smiled smugly, "Of course, I'm Drew after all," he flicked his hair for the umpteenth time that day.
"Absolutely, a jerky, arrogant, and snobbish Drew," she remarked.
"Oh, yeah?" he mocked with a smirk, "How would it be if I change into a soft, humble, and helpful Drew?"
"That would be great news," May said innocently.
Drew laughed, "Then, I must say, keep dreaming. I won't change for anyone, even in my next, next, and next life."
May looked at him in disappointment, "So, you want to be like this forever? It's not fun at all."
"Fun? What's so fun about me changing into a different one? It makes no sense," he replied sarcastically, raising one of his eyebrows.
"Just imagine if you're reported in magazines, newspapers and whatnot, showing up in the big headline: 'Drew's New Behavior'. It will be so funny! I'd be the first one to read it." May envisioned, laughing hard. Now she was the one to tease Drew...wow.
He kept his composure and flicked his fringe, "So, you're interested in me, eh? I never knew you're one of my fan girls,"
May's laughter quickly petered out as she yelled, "There's no way I will, in my precious life, be your fan girl!"
"Announcement for passengers. We'll arrive in Goldenrod City in ten minutes. Please prepare your things. We're not responsible for things left behind. Thank you for the cooperation and have a nice day," a feminine sound emitted from big speakers spread throughout the ship's decks and levels.
May's Eevee made its way through the ship and leapt up onto May's lap. Drew watched as May pulled out her Pokeblock case and gave her Eevee some purple-colored Pokeblocks.
Silently he wished he could be that Eevee.
"By the way, are you traveling alone, Drew?" May asked, trying to be civil. Drew's eyes were still following Eevee's actions, which now was licking May's fingers.
For a millisecond May thought she noticed Drew's eyes glaring at her Eevee.
But why would he do that? She must've been seeing things.
"As usual," he swiftly answered and brought his eyes up to her sapphire eyes, "Speaking about it, where are those people who normally travel with you?"
"Who do you mean?" May asked back, but then realization came on her and she promptly continued, "My friends?"
"Yeah… Your brother, with that Ashy boy, and the one who serenades every female creature he meets, who's his name again? Brod?"
May raised her eyebrow, "Brock?" Drew shrugged and she rolled her eyes. "Stop calling them names like that, okay? They're my friends."
"Whatever," Drew crossed his arms on his chest and shut his eyes.
May scoffed at his rude behavior.
"They're not travelling with me anymore, Max stayed in Dad's gym, Ash headed to new region. But, I don't remember the name, I think it's Sinnoh. Maybe Brock is following too, but I think they're going to stop at their hometowns first."
"So you're traveling alone now," Drew concluded. Yes, it was more of a question than a statement.
"Right," answered May. She grasped a Pokéball from her fanny pack, gesturing it to her Eevee. A red beam flashed toward Eevee and it reverted into the ball.
"Alone, huh? That must be a pity for a person like you who are always engulfing in your friends' attention." he sneered, flicking his hair.
"Shut up." May glared at him, "I am going to travel alone someday and why not now when I'm younger. I have to get used to it somehow, so...yeah.. I decide to go on my journey alone."
Drew chuckled, "Right. Less is more."
A slight disappointment clouded her heart, but she didn’t know why.
"Though I don't get why your parents let you go alone, seeing you're as reckless as a Munchlax in food pursuit."
Meanwhile, Drew was actually relieved she was alone without those guys around her. That way, he could be more carefree around her and not having to control his words. He always had the urge to flirt with her, but he didn't want her friends to interrupt. Now that they're gone, he could say whatever he had been burying all these time. But it would be slightly better, if she could just...be with him all the time.
"You. Didn't. Mean. That." May's offended glare pierced his emeralds, but the greenhead didn't falter and just reclined casually in his seat.
"Actually, I sorta did." He countered, raising his eyebrows. May made a 'tch' sound and crossed her arms in anger; she couldn't let him anger her, they hadn't even reached Johto yet, but they were already arguing. This was a disaster.
"It's dangerous though," Drew mused, shrugging. May watched as Drew's expression changed into a serious one. "You will never know what lies ahead. When you're with friends, you won't have to worry because you're not facing the danger alone. But now that you're traveling on your own, you'll have to be extra cautious."
Though he didn’t seem like he cared, he cared.
Wait.... He cared?
"Umm.. Well..." The brunette scratched her forehead, "You're right. I want a companion, but I also want to be independent. It's hard, I know. But I'll manage."
"You need someone to protect you." He said nonchalantly, although he was being serious. May stared at him contemptibly. Did he just imply that she needed a bodyguard? Hello, what age was this? She had her Pokémon to protect her!
"I'm big enough, I can take care of myself." Her gaze at him seemed like he had just spoken something absurd.
And Drew didn't like how she sounded like she didn't need a companion. He wanted her to need him, to ask him, and to let him protect her.
"Yeah." Drew waved off her protest sarcastically, "You're like, eleven, May. Someone could easily throw you into a van with a single hand."
"But nobody would do that!" she remarked ridiculously.
"Oh, yeah, everybody would," he, again, waved her comment off.
"Drew, why are you-"
"You can't trust anyone, May." He hissed, his emeralds piercing into her eyes. "Have you already forgotten how Harley used your trust to trap you into losing?"
May stilled. Indeed, he was right about that.
She avoided his eyes and twitched her lips upward just slightly, seemingly in thought. Drew shifted in his seat. Damn... This girl couldn’t take a hint, could she?
Anyway, tell me if there's any mistake, okay? Thank you.