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    We open on Ash, Brock, May and Vylette as they walk down an old dirt path, crossing through
    a large field of flowers occupied by Sunflora.

    ASH
    Brock, are you *sure* this is a
    reliable short-cut? I don't ever
    remember going this way before.

    BROCK
    That's because this path didn't
    exsist until recently. A new town
    is beginning to form.

    ASH
    A new town?

    VYLETTE
    I never heard of no new town.

    BROCK
    I don't think it's established yet,
    but from what I hear a lot of
    various Pokemon specialists
    are setting up residency.

    ASH
    Pokemon specialists, huh?
    Well, I *guess* it wouldn't hurt
    to take a look while we pass
    through.

    MAY
    How exciting! We'll be around
    to see a town before it was!

    VYLETTE
    As long as they have a Sizzler
    I'm set, fur shuur.

    MAY
    I think I see it!

    May points to a steeple in the distance. She takes off running, leaving the others to follow her.
    Within moments, the group finds themselves approaching a group of various buildings, some of them
    still incomplete. Several random people are going about their business.

    MAY
    Here we are! Look, that's going to
    be a Pokemon center, I bet.

    A man approaches May from behind and speaks loudly, causing everyone to spin around in shock.

    MAN
    You would be right, lil lady! If
    you need to see Nurse Joy, she's
    currently situated at my laboratory.

    ASH
    Whoa, who are you?

    MAN
    I'm Dr. Noah Onward. Welcome to
    Spectrum City! We don't have a
    Mayor yet, or a city council, or that
    many residents but just you wait!
    Please, if you'd like to rest...come
    this way.

    VYLETTE
    Sounds good to me.

    They all follow Dr. Onward towards a respectable-looking building, which has brick exterior
    and white pillars, however gardeners are still planting flowers and trees around the premises.

    BROCK
    So what kind of laboratory is this?

    DR. ONWARD
    I specialize in genetic research...
    however the specifics are classified,
    I'm afraid.

    They enter, and find the reception room is respectably designed with velvet drapery that
    matches the floors. A receptionist is sitting at the front desk. Nurse Joy runs out from a
    hallway and when she sees Dr. Onward, she runs to him quickly.

    NURSE JOY
    Oh Dr. Onward, come quick! It's
    horrible!

    Brock has a small siezure, and a tear forms in his eye.

    BROCK
    Oh....my.....

    Brock explodes into a rose-filled background, clutching his chest in torment but keeping a wide
    smile on his face.

    BROCK
    AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! These turgid
    feelings you bring out in me Nurse
    Joy....yet I never feel happier when
    I see you, oh you vixenous beauty.

    Nurse Joy runs past Brock, paying no attention to him. Brock crumbles, his face etched in rejection.

    DR. ONWARD
    Nurse Joy! What on Earth is the...

    Suddenly, a large group of frightened Oddish, round out of the hallway, running as fast as they can.
    Shortly after, a stampede of Wigglytuffs, Woopers and Quagsires' rampage out of the same hallway,
    looking crazed.

    DR. ONWARD
    Oh dear...

    Three Wigglytuffs surround an Oddish, and within moments it's ripped into pieces, as each devour it.
    Another duo of Oddish are gulped in by a Quagsire, while several Wooper's nibble slowly on a slower
    Oddish that can't get away. Ash, Vylette, May and Brock are all mortified. Within moments, none
    of the Oddish are around. The other Pokemon calm down completely, and happily walk back to the
    hallway.

    NURSE JOY
    Oh no! Those poor Oddish!

    ASH
    Dr. Onward, why did those Pokemon *do* that?!?

    Dr. Onward bites his lower lip, then sighs.

    DR. ONWARD
    What you've just witnessed...is a kink I am still
    trying to correct in my research.

    NURSE JOY
    And just *what* kind of research is *this*?!?

    DR. ONWARD
    I....I need to tend to my Pokemon....

    Dr. Onward runs off, leaving everyone to lament on what just happoned.

    ***

    Fade to Ash and Pikachu jumping with joy as Vylette, Brock and May can be seen in the background.

    POKEMON: <3SHI

    CHAPTER THIRTEEN: TEARS OF A CLONE

    ASH
    (voice)
    Tears of a clone!!!

    PIKACHU
    Pika!!!*
    (I'm hardly in this one so who cares?)

    ***

    We cut to Gary, who is looking off with a distant gaze in a resteraunt while Shinji sits across
    from him, staring at him intently with a somewhat sinister stare. We then cut to Richie, who
    is leading the way down a sunny path while Britty and Vander look nonplussed.

    NARRATOR
    While Ash and friends make a
    startling discovery, Richie and Gary
    find themselves in similarly shocking
    experiences.

    Suddenly, while they are passing underneath a group of trees, a large cage crashes down around
    them and they jump in shock.

    BRITTY
    Aaah!

    VANDER
    Wha?

    They grab the bars, and are jolted with electricity.

    RICHIE
    Who is doing this?!!!!?

    A cackling can be heard in the distance as the Team Rocket music begins.

    BUTCH
    (voice)
    Prepare for trouble, you're in a cage and we're free!

    CASSIDY
    (voice)
    And make it double...

    BUTCH
    (voice)
    Cuz that's the way it should be.

    TEAM ROCKET
    (voice)
    Here's our mission so ya better listen!

    Cassidy hops down from the tree, gloating.

    CASSIDY
    To infect the world with devastation.

    Butch appears from a bush, striking a haughty pose.

    BUTCH
    To blight all people's in every nation.

    CASSIDY
    To denounce the goodness of truth and love.

    BUTCH
    To extend our wrath to the stars above.

    Cassidy winks and whips her hair, then strikes a victory pose.

    CASSIDY
    Cassidy!

    Butch does a handless flip, then makes three swift punches.

    BUTCH
    And Butch as usual.

    Cassidy and Butch are in a rocket ship, circling around the planet Earth over and over rapidly.

    CASSIDY
    We're Team Rocket and we're circling the Earth all day and night!

    BUTCH
    So surrender to us now! Cuz you will surely lose this fight!

    RICHIE/BRITTY/VANDER
    Team Rocket!

    BUTCH/CASSIDY
    That's right!

    The music ends as we see now that Team Rocket had cleverly set up the trap.

    SPARKY
    Piiikachuuu!*
    (*Ugh, whyyyy?)

    Cassidy points at Richie accusingly.

    CASSIDY
    We have a bone to pick with you.

    RICHIE
    What?!?

    BUTCH
    We've been following you for weeks,
    knowing you'd find Latios and Latias...

    CASSIDY
    Then suddenly you just turn around
    and WALK IN THE OTHER DIRECTION?!?

    BUTCH
    We demand justice!

    RICHIE
    Leave me alone Team Rocket! I am
    on a much, much more important
    quest now.

    CASSIDY
    Such as?

    RICHIE
    I'm meeting up with my boyfriends.

    Butch and Cassidy both sweatdrop big time, and Britty and Vander both look at Richie in confusion.

    CASSIDY
    Well, I fail to see how that ranks
    as a priority, but oh well, I'm afraid
    you'll be indisposed.

    Butch presses a red button on a remote control, and within moments a helecopter with a big red 'R' flies
    overhead. Butch controls it to the ground. Cassidy grabs a cable that is attached to the cage and hooks it
    to a cable attached to the bottom of the helecoptor.

    BUTCH
    We'll just drop you off by that
    mountain, and you'll surely run
    into the legendary Pokemon just
    like you always do.

    Richie grits his teeth, and looks over to Britty and Vander apologetically as he grabs a Pokeball.

    RICHIE
    I'm sorry....Come on out, Cruz. Heeyaah!!!

    Suddenly, a gigantic Tyranitar is released, and within moments Richie, Britty, and Vander are smooshed up against the
    bars, then seconds later the bars give in and the cage is smashed open. Richie manages to stand, woozy, and offers
    Cruz a reassuring pat on the back.

    RICHIE
    Thank you Cruz...you did a great job.

    Butch and Cassidy gasp.

    BUTCH
    Fine then, we'll do this the hard way. Go! Hitmontop!

    CASSIDY
    Go, Ursaring!

    Hitmonlee and Ursaring both ermerge, looking fierce.

    HITMONLEE
    Hitmonlee!!*
    (*A Tyranitar. I've wanted to take one down forever)

    URSARING
    Riiiiiiiing!*
    (*Ready, willing, and able.)

    Britty grabs two Pokeballs then stops completely.

    BRITTY
    Uhhhh....do I want to use Smeargle or Ariados?

    RICHIE
    Cruz, focus your sand stream on Butch and Cassidy!

    A sandy wirlwind crashes into Team Rocket, who go crashing
    backwards along with their Pokemon. After a few moments of
    dazement, Cassidy stands and looks around. She sees nothing,
    so she looks up and then gasps.

    CASSIDY
    What?!?

    Richie, Cassidy and Vander are riding away in the helecopter, Richie
    is happily waving good-bye to her.

    RICHIE
    Thanks for the ride, I'll be back to Ash and Gary in no time!

    CASSIDY
    (to herself)
    Oh, the boss isn't gonna like this.

    ***
    In the temp. Pokemon Center area, Pikachu, Bonsley, Delcatty, Sableye and Munchlax are taken by
    Nurse Joy.

    ASH
    Why would those Pokemon do that?

    NURSE JOY
    I must admit, I have noticed odd behavior
    lately from the Pokemon that reside here.
    As an expert I can verify that the various
    groups of Pokemon Dr. Onward has must
    be very closely related because all of their
    indestinguisable features are identical, which
    is very strange.

    MAY
    So he has families of Quagsires, Woopers and
    Wigglytuffs.

    NURSE JOY
    Is this all you're Pokemon?

    Ash's eyes widen, and he looks alarmed.

    ASH
    Wait!!! Where's ShiShi?

    MAY
    ShiShi?

    NURSE JOY
    I'm afraid I've never heard of that Pokemon before.

    Ash searches his inside pockets, and sighs as he retrieves another Pokeball.

    ASH
    Come on out, ShiShi!

    ShiShi emerges and strikes a joyous pose, it's arms in the air.

    SHISHI
    ShiShi!!!!!!*
    (*Teeeerrrrrrrriffic!!!!! Ash!!!!!)

    ShiShi hugs Ash, while everyone around him looks on in amazement at the very strange Pokemon.

    MAY
    Wow! What a cute Pokemon!
    What's it's name?

    BROCK
    When did you catch it?!?

    ASH
    Guys, this is ShiShi! He was
    given to me by the elemental
    spirits.

    Brock sweatdrops but smiles nonetheless.

    BROCK
    Okay then.

    May opens up her Pokedex.

    DEXTETTE
    No available data.

    MAY
    Huh....

    ASH
    ShiShi is very rare...like, I think it
    might be the only one of it's kind.

    SHISHI
    Shiiiiii*
    (*That's not *entirely* true but I definately
    am the only Pokemon like myself)

    NURSE JOY
    I'd be delighted to look ShiShi over, I'm sure
    I can help it feel even better.

    ShiShi happily floats over next to Pikachu, and Nurse Joy leads the Pokemon away.
    Ash turns and grimaces at his friends.

    ASH
    Well, now that Nurse Joy is helping our Pokemon
    I think we need to figure out why those Pokemon
    ate up those Oddish.

    MAY
    I feel so bad for those poor Oddish....they were
    trying to reach us for help!

    VYLETTE
    May, they're Oddish, it's plants!
    Do you cry after eating salads?

    ASH
    Oddish are intelligent Pokemon and nobody
    should just allow them to be eaten up like that.

    BROCK
    Well, I guess we could go talk to Dr. Onward
    again.

    ASH
    Right.

    The group walk down the particular hallway Dr. Onward was last seen heading down. They come across
    an open door, which leads outside to what appears to be a fensed-in area. Near a small babbling brook is
    Dr. Onward, looking somewhat somberly while the group of Quagsire and Wooper happily splash around.
    The Wigglytuffs are hopping playfully in the grass.

    BROCK
    Hey, they all look calm and happy now.

    Ash grits his teeth, and storms over to Dr. Onward, who rises to meet him.

    ASH
    Dr. Onward, why are you allowing these
    Pokemon to be so brutal to Oddish?

    DR. ONWARD
    You don't understand. I'm not *allowing* it...
    it's just a work in progress. What you saw
    was a very unfortunate side-effect that was
    completely unforseeable.

    BROCK
    Hold on....what is your research?

    DR. ONWARD
    I shouldn't talk...it's secret research.

    BROCK
    That's fine, we can just fetch the
    talented and lovely Officer Jenny,
    I'm sure she would be interested.

    Dr. Onward grimaces.

    DR.ONWARD
    Er....I specialize in genetic research, which
    includes cloning. These are my version five
    clones...I was hoping I had solved the problem
    but...

    ASH/BROCK/MAY/VYLETTE
    Clones?

    Near them, on the other side of the fense, Drew's eyes widen.

    DREW
    Intriguing.

    ***

    Shinji places his lips over the straw of a very large and thick vanilla shake. Gary takes a quiet sip
    of his green tea. Shinji had been silent through their entire meal, and when Shinji finally spoke Gary
    was rather suprised.

    SHINJI
    So...maybe I can forgive you...

    Gary has to smirk as Shinji's demeaner.

    SHINJI
    But first I need to know what's in it for me.

    Gary thinks a moment.

    GARY
    Well, I was actually thinking of visiting my
    gramps and...

    Shinji's eyes widen.

    SHINJI
    You want me to meet your grandpa?

    Shinji's eyes suddenly twinkle, and Gary silently screams in his head.

    GARY
    Er...

    SHINJI
    Now there is a man worthy of tutoring me.
    Gary....that is the best....

    Shinji smiles, a vision something Gary isn't used to seeing yet. Gary opens his mouth to respond, but pauses, then sighs.

    GARY
    I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

    SHINJI
    And maybe....

    Shinji looks up to Gary with a spark in his gaze. His smile toned down but sincere.

    SHINJI
    ...maybe we can announce ourselves to him.
    I'm tired of being in the closet...lately I've been
    thinkin' you could be the one to help me in
    that department.

    Gary sinks lower into his seat.

    GARY
    Oh....I'm....honored.

    Shinji removes his sandle and carresses Gary's leg with his foot.

    SHINJI
    I'm hoping you're more than that.

    Shinji raises his foot so it's now resting in Gary's crotch. Within moments Gary is sweating, his
    wide eyes looking around swiftly, and he gulps..

    GARY
    Apparently I am....

    Shinji notes Gary's behavior, and keeps his eyes glued on the older teen as he takes another
    sip of his shake.

    SHINJI
    So it's settled, then. We'll go to your
    grandfather's, together.

    Gary remains silent.

    GARY
    Right.

    ***

    Ash looks around at the Pokemon before him. Brock, May and Vylette mirror his reactions.

    ASH
    No way! *These* Pokemon are clones?
    Like they are all made from the same
    Pokemon?

    DR. ONWARD
    Precisely. It's my life's work...

    VYLETTE
    Huh. So you could wait till I'm
    eighty, clone me, perform a brain
    transplant and I would be able
    to start all over again? Hellz yeah...

    DR. ONWARD
    A brain transplant?

    MAY
    I don't know...cloning seems kind
    of weird.

    DR. ONWARD
    Sure, it's new and unconventional.
    But really, the way I see it...it doesn't
    matter how a life if brought into the world,
    the point is that it has arrived.

    BROCK
    Actually, as a Pokemon Breeder, I understand
    that by the time my future grandchildren with
    Nurse Joy are my age, genetic engineering may
    very well be used in moderation.

    DR. ONWARD
    Precisely! I have managed to perfect
    the system tremendously. I can replicate
    up to thirty per cent of the original's memory
    engrams, which helps a clone regain a sense
    of self, especially if it's hyper-grown.

    MAY
    Hyper-grown?

    DR.ONWARD
    A clone can reach it's original host's age
    within a week of it's birth, if intended.

    Everyone gasps.

    ASH
    A week? No way!

    DR. ONWARD
    Oh yes. I call it cellular normalcy.
    Essentially a clone's DNA is in
    a state of flux until it reaches the
    original age. Very simple, and it works
    great for Pokemon. For Humans,
    well I think we can all agree everyone
    deserves a childhood.

    ASH
    Well maybe Pokemon do too.
    I mean that's how they learn
    to trust the world around them
    and the ones who love them.

    DR. ONWARD
    I don't have time for stuff like that.
    I'm a scientist, and as a natural
    result my first love is to science.

    BROCK
    So, why do these clones violently
    attack and devour the Oddish?

    DR. ONWARD
    Come to my lab, I'll explain inside.

    On the other side of the fense, Drew looks down contemplatively.

    ***

    In the Team Rocket helecopter, Richie looks around with trepidation.
    Britty is piloting, while Vander and his Poliwag stare out at the landscape
    with excitement.

    RICHIE
    Are you *sure* we have enough
    fuel to reach the shoreline?

    BRITTY
    I think so...aero-mechanics aren't
    my cup of tea, Richie.

    RICHIE
    With any luck, we can use this to
    fly right to Pallet Town. That would
    save us so much time!

    BRITTY
    It's not like I'm a certified pilot,
    you know.

    RICHIE
    But you're doing so well! I know
    we can figure this out.

    Britty doesn't seem quite so convinced.

    ***

    Inside Dr. Onward's laboratory, everyone gathers around what is apparently a cloning machine.

    DR. ONWARD
    You see, I've been cloning for twelve years
    now, and I've learned that certain Pokemon
    DNA can actually help aid in hyper-aging.
    Oddish turned out to have the most promising
    DNA, in relation to it's split evolutionary chain
    from Gloom.

    ASH
    I don't understand.

    BROCK
    I think what he's saying is that Oddish DNA was
    used when he created these clones.

    DR. ONWARD
    And the unfortunate side-effect is that they *can*
    eat any diet under the sun...but they *must* have
    a steady diet of Oddish, the minimum being one
    a month.

    MAY
    Awwe, that's horrible.

    DR. ONWARD
    I agree. Believe it or not, I am rather fond of
    Oddish. The reason I know a clones limit
    on Oddish intake is because I myself have
    trained these Pokemon to try to crave other
    food.

    BROCK
    So what happoned?

    DR. ONWARD
    The Oddish escaped from their enclosed habitat.
    They thought they we're escaping to safety, but
    they didn't realize the clones roam freely here.
    Now I'm going to have to order more Oddish...

    ASH
    How can you do this? You're robbing these
    Oddish of a life filled with evolution and maybe
    even battling just so your clones can eat?

    BROCK
    The PokeScience Institute would probably bar
    you if they knew of your ethics.

    Dr. Onward groans.

    DR. ONWARD
    Hey, don't get all "Pokemon Activist" on me.
    Yeah, yeah, as a kid I ate Magikarp, Grumpig...
    occasionally Tauros...my grandmother firmly
    believed Pokemon were put on this Earth for
    us to eat...hahaha, she was so old-school.

    VYLETTE
    Fried Torchic and Combusken are deeelicious,
    especially with honey-barbeque sauce.

    May freezez in absolute terror and whites out, void of any color.

    ASH
    Ewww.

    MAY
    You.....fry.....Torchics...!?!

    VYLETTE
    Only because Blaziken is so expensive.

    May begins shaking with with cunvulsions of a psychotic. Ash and Brock seem peturbed by Vylette's
    choice of food, but shrug it off easily enough.

    DR. ONWARD
    Well, it's Oddish's evolutionary DNA the clones
    crave. That's why I've haulted cloning any further
    Pokemon using this method. *laughs* Imagine
    if a Human had been cloned.

    ASH
    Well, if you've stopped cloning these types
    that eat Oddish I guess Officer Jenny *doesn't*
    need to find out.

    VYLETTE
    Besides, I swear that popo is the dumbest
    bi**h on the planet. She'll never figure this
    all out, fo'sho'

    BROCK
    So what other types of research goes on here?

    DR. ONWARD
    My other field of expertise, which may
    interest you Brock, is Pokemon cross-breeding.

    Brock smiles widely.

    BROCK
    You mean...

    DR. ONWARD
    Yes, thanks to genetic engineering I have
    the ability to cross-breed any two Pokemon.
    Although some turn out better than others.

    BROCK
    Oh.....please.....tell me more!

    DR. ONWARD
    I'll tell you what, why don't I show you
    some of my creations? Imagine the
    offspring of a Cacturne and a Skitty,
    or a Wooper and an Ariados...

    ***

    At an airport, Gary and Shinji have just purchased a ticket, and are heading for the escelator. They are both
    showered, and dressed fashionably for travel; Gary sporting his black dress shirt with the collar flipped, and a
    small purple pendant around his neck, which matches the color of his pants.

    Shinji has on his newer outfit, which he bought at the mall with Gary no more than a week ago. He is wearing
    a tight black t-shirt, which has a flashy electric-blue lightening bolt on the upper right corner. He pants are
    camoflauge, with the primary colors being electric-blue, dark blue, and black. His fashionable satchel-backpack
    is the same. His right eyebrow is pierced, as are his ears.

    GARY
    I think you'll like Kanto...

    They step onto the escelator, both staring straight forward.

    SHINJI
    I'm possibly interested in obtaining
    a Gyarados. Dragon Rage, Hydro Pump,
    Hyper Beam, and Flamethrower.

    GARY
    You have to train Magikarp an aweful
    long time to make it evolve.

    SHINJI
    I was planning on trading for one.
    I have no time for Magikarp.

    Gary raises an eyebrow, but continues to look forward.

    GARY
    Most of your Pokemon are powerhouses
    and the ones that aren't will be
    soon enough. Which would you trade?

    The two nonchalantly step off the escelator and walk slowly in a bustling crowd of travelors. Shinji shrugs
    loosely.

    SHINJI
    Most likely my Octillery. I just hate
    how it's Octazooka can't get stronger.

    GARY
    It's still powerful.

    SHINJI
    It's crap. You like seeing me with
    inferior Pokemon because you're
    jealous.

    Shinji forms a small smile, Gary places his left hand into his pocket and looks away casually.

    GARY
    Hardly.

    SHINJI
    It's okay, Gary. When I'm part
    of the Elite Four you'll be cashing
    in just as much as I will.

    GARY
    You really do have your whole life
    mapped out, huh?

    Shinji shrugs again, as if it's no big deal.

    SHINJI
    I have for years. I see the potential
    for power that lies in being a
    Pokemon trainer.

    GARY
    It does help out in day-to-day situations,
    that's for sure.

    Gary makes a small smile but Shinji simply stares forward.

    SHINJI
    Powerful Pokemon make a powerful
    trainer.

    Gary furrows his eyebrows, and looks at Shinji momentarily, a wave of understanding sweeping over his face.

    GARY
    (thinking)
    I'm wondering what he's afraid of...
    deep down.

    ***

    We cut to May, looking intently at a baby Pokemon, sleeping in it's enclosed habitat. Dr. Onward steps up
    behind her, smiling.

    DR. ONWARD
    Do you like it?

    MAY
    It's....cute! What is it?!?

    DR. ONWARD
    A cross between a Numel and a Corsola.

    MAY
    Wow!

    Ash and Brock are watching a Growlithe/Hitmonlee hybrid happily chase a Cacturne/Skitty hybrid.

    GROWLEE
    Grooooowwwleee!*
    (*Humans are here! Act cute and they might adopt us!)

    SKITTURNE
    Skittiskittiskitturn.*
    (*I don't need adoption. Worshippers would be nice.)

    ASH
    Wow, these Pokemon are so cool!

    BROCK
    And they all seem perfectly normal and
    healthy, I'm impressed.

    Ash's eyes light up and he points excitedly.

    ASH
    And check that one out! It kind of looks
    like Pikachu!

    Indeed, a green mouse is scurrying around, however it seems to share many features
    with an Azumarill. When it sees Ash fancies it, it hops into his arms.

    PIKARILL
    Pikapika!*
    (Hi!!!! Please take me with you! All the others hate me cuz I'm cuter than them!)

    ASH
    Awwwe, you're so cute! You're the
    cutest Pokemon here!

    Growlee and Skitturne narrow their eyes in hatred for the obnoxiously cute rodent Pokemon.
    It raises it's left arm, and it's needle-like claws (which are thicker than the other needles on it's body) extend.

    SKITTURNE
    Skittiskittiskittiskitturne.*
    (*The moment they leave, Pikarill is losing one of it's pretty eyes forever....)

    Vylette is leaning up against the wall by the window, smoking a Newport and drearily watching a rather ditzy
    Wobbuffet and Misdrevus hybrid as it tries to impress her with song and dance. However, she's hardly impressed.

    MISDREFETT
    Misdre...misdre....Mistrefett!*
    (*Fame! I'm gonna make it forever, I'm gonna learn how to fly...)

    VYLETTE
    Hmmmm Hmmmmm. Might as well give it up
    cuz I have one Pokeball left and it's reserved
    for a Persian that knows Pay Day, y'allmean?!?

    Behind her, a spiderlike Pokemon crawls down stealthily from the corner of the cealing. A perfect cross between
    an Ariados and a Wooper, it poises itself to strike.

    WOOPADOS
    Wooooooop!!!*
    (*Tee hee! Time for some fun!)

    Vylette turns around just in time to see a moist stringshot heading for her. It hits her, and within moments she's stuck
    against the wall, screaming. The Woopados is in front of her in moments, and unleashes a Bubblebeam attack.
    The bubbles hit Vylette all over her body.

    VYLETTE
    Hey, that tickles! Stop!

    WOOPADOS
    Woooopados.*
    (*Not till you beg, tee-hee!)

    VYLETTE
    Oooh! You'se a freaky Pokemon!

    Ash, Brock and May run to Vylette, but stop when they see her laughing hysterically. They all sweatdrop.
    Dr. Onward arrives, and picks Woopados up.

    DR. ONWARD
    Sorry Vylette...Woopados has an offbeat
    sense of humor.

    Vylette is humorless and her glances rather threatening.

    VYLETTE
    If you do not get these webs off me
    this vuurry instant...

    Everyone scrambles to free Vylette from the moist webbings. Once she is free, she gives Dr. Onward the
    evil eye.

    VYLETTE
    Uh uh. Anymore of your freaky
    Pokemon decide to ruin my athletic
    apparel n' Vylette's gonna open a
    can of whoop ***, Y'ALLMEAN!

    Vylette storms away, calling one of her friends on her cellphone. Ash smiles at Dr. Onward.

    ASH
    Well, I think these Pokemon are cool.

    BROCK
    Yeah, I'd like to keep in touch. Perhaps
    I could spend some time here in the
    future.

    DR. ONWARD
    I am always looking for dedicated
    assistants, I look forward to it.

    May picks up a Bellsprout/Umbreon hybrid, and coos at it.

    MAY
    So are these Pokemon available to
    capture?

    Dr. Onward laughs and winks ar May playfully.

    DR. ONWARD
    Someday...but not just yet. There
    is still a lot of research...and I need
    to clone more so they can reproduce
    and start lifes in the real world as a
    society.

    BROCK
    But you're potentially creating
    hundreds of new Pokemon races...
    surely the balance of nature will
    get tipped.

    DR.ONWARD
    One could also argue this is
    nature's way of bringing about
    a new era. We can argue
    philosophy all day but my
    work will prevail. Science is
    like a force of nature, it can't
    be stopped.

    May takes a step forward, looking determined.

    MAY
    And I don't think it should.
    It's obvious these Pokemon
    are happy and I think you're
    awesome for allowing them
    the chance to live!

    ***

    Britty's eyes dart about the helecopter control display, and she looks over to Richie, who is solemnly staring
    out the side window.

    BRITTY
    Um...Richie?

    Richie continues staring out at the skyline. Britty waits a moment then leans closer to him.

    BRITTY
    Richie!!

    Richie's head spins around to face her, being properly snapped out of his deep thoughts.

    RICHIE
    Huh? What?

    BRITTY
    I think we may need to make a landing soon.

    RICHIE
    How soon?

    BRITTY
    That depends.

    RICHIE
    On?

    BRITTY
    On which gage is our fuel display. If it's
    this one here, we're fine for several dozen
    more miles. If it's this one...

    Richie's eyes widen when he sees her point
    to a gage that is showing an empty flash.

    RICHIE
    Um....that's not good.

    On cue, the helecopter begins sputtering out. Terror and dread wash over Richie and Britty's faces.

    VANDER
    Tell me you're not going to crash us...

    BRITTY
    I'm losing control...

    The helecopter stalls out, and begins freefalling. Richie, Britty and Vander grab each other with wide eyes and loud screams.
    The ground nears them quickly. Richie closes his eyes and grits his teeth.

    RICHIE
    Ash....Gary....

    ***

    Ash stops looking at hybrids with interest, and turns around with curiousity. He moves slowly to the window,
    and looks out with wide eyes.

    ASH
    Richie?

    ***

    Gary, who had been looking over a Pokemon travel guide, drops the magazine and begins turning around slowly,
    looking at the travelors walking by.

    GARY
    Richie?

    ***

    Mere seconds before kabooming to the ground, the helecopter suddenly zips back into the air. Richie opens his left eye with
    caution, and sees they haven't crashed. His face reflects awe.

    RICHIE
    Whoa....

    Britty realizes they are still in the air, and shakingly looks around the control display.

    BRITTY
    The engine is off.....how are we...

    Richie cuts her off with a giant laughter. She looks to where the trainer is looking, and sees Latios and Latias are
    frollicing through the air. Richie smiles and waves, then calls out to them loudly.

    RICHIE
    Latios! Latias! Thank you!!!

    VANDER
    Whoa, it is them!

    BRITTY
    They saved us?!?

    Richie turns to her and smiles.

    RICHIE
    They're legendary psychic Pokemon.
    They knew I needed to see my boyfriends
    again so they are helping us!

    Britty's eyes widen.

    BRITTY
    Gee, nice to have friends in high places.

    Richie looks forward, smiling, as the helecopter
    floats along, just about to cross the water.

    ***

    Vylette sighs as she walks outside along the fense. Her cellphone is up to her ear.

    VYLETTE
    Hey girl, I'm at this freaky lab with all these
    freaky Pokemon. Uh huh....I know that's right.

    Vylette bumps into an elderly couple who happen to be walking by her.

    OLD MAN
    Oh, excuse us.

    OLD WOMAN
    So sorry!

    VYLETTE
    Watch it granny-o before I shove my
    size eight up yo' ***!

    OLD MAN
    I'm sorry, we're you just talking about freaky Pokemon.

    OLD WOMAN
    In the lab?

    VYLETTE
    I think you'se best be gettin' outta my face!

    Vylette points to the free space in front of her, then points to their space over by them.

    VYLETTE
    This is all me up in here, you handle that!

    The old woman rolls her eyes.

    OLD WOMAN
    Oh brother.

    Vylette places a threatening finger up to her.

    VYLETTE
    You can roll those eyes, you can stroll those eyes,
    but you *BEST* be controllin' those eyes, Y'ALLMEAN?!?

    Vylette walks on, leaving the old woman and man to look at each other with confusion.

    OLD WOMAN
    I swear that girl is absolutely insane.

    ***

    On the airplane, a stewartess approaches Gary and Paul with a small cart, filled with
    beverages and snacks. Gary watches her approach from the corner of his eye, and he
    looks over to his companion. Paul is intently staring out the window, enthralled by the
    sights below him. He turns back and half-smiles as the lady, named Annabella, and offers
    her a nod.

    ANNABELLA
    Would either of you care for a beverage? Peanuts?

    GARY
    Green Tea, please.

    ANNABELLA
    Of course. And you, sir?

    Paul doesn't reply, or respond in any way. Gary nudges him, and his head
    turns around abruptly?

    PAUL
    What?

    GARY
    Do you want something to drink?

    PAUL
    Non-fat double latte with extra foam.

    Annabella writes their drinks down and proceeds to the next set of chairs.

    PAUL
    I think...I think your grandfather will
    find honor in our relationship. You
    are highly skilled and I'm always getting better...

    Gary raises his eyebrows but allows Paul to continue.

    PAUL
    Is he the type who would be impressed
    if I challenged him to a match right away...
    to prove my worthiness of being with you?
    To be a member of the Oak family?

    Gary gulps, and waits a moment to speak.

    GARY
    You've given this a lot of thought, haven't you?

    PAUL
    Only since you told me I'd be meeting your
    grandfather. These thoughts never crossed
    my mind before that.

    GARY
    Oh.

    PAUL
    We need to make sure everything is perfect.

    Paul returns to staring out the window, and Gary closes his eyes.

    ***

    Richie emerges from the helecoptor, and happily waves good-bye to the legendary Pokemon
    as they fly away.

    RICHIE
    Thank you Latios! Latias! I'll always be grateful!

    BRITTY
    So now what do we do?

    RICHIE
    We head to Pallet Town...

    And with that, Richie turns around and begind walking. Britty and Vander exchange glances
    before grabbing their gear and walking swiftly to catch up to the determined trainer.

    VANDER
    Britty, so we're in Kanto, huh?

    BRITTY
    Home of the Indigo League. A lot more lush than Orre, isn't it?

    VANDER
    I wonder if I can find a Mr. Mime. My sister would trade me for a Numel.

    ***

    Outside the lab, Dr. Onward happily shakes Brock's hand.

    BROCK
    It was an honor meeting you, Doctor. I'll return
    the moment Ash wins a League.

    VYLETTE
    Basically he won't be back for years if ever.

    Ash frowns at Vylette, then pouts silently.

    MAY
    Well, the moment I can adopt one, I'll be back.

    Dr. Onward smiles as he holds up May's cell-phone number.

    DR. ONWARD
    I promise to call.

    Vylette mouths 'Ho" over towards May.

    Suddenly, a large boom on the left side the of the building causes everyone to jump. They all run
    and see the Meowth Balloon rising in the air, with a net underneath carrying all the clones and hybrids.

    DR. ONWARD
    Stop! Thieves!

    ASH
    Grrr, they're more than just thieves.

    The Team Rocket music begins as Jessie and James laugh haughtily.

    JESSIE
    Prepair for trouble since we *are* more than thieves, it's true.

    JAMES
    Making it double is moot since we have far more freaky hybrid Pokemon than you!

    JESSIE
    As evil and old as the galaxy.

    JAMES
    Sent here to fulfill our destiny.

    MEOWTH
    Meeeeeeowth, wit dese here Pokemon the Boss'll propose to me!

    JESSIE
    To protect the world from biological-altering devistation.

    JAMES
    To unite all genetically-enhanced people within our nation.

    JESSIE
    To denounce the evils of cloning for fun...

    JAMES
    To extend our reach with a gene-splicing venom!

    JESSIE
    Luxurious Jessie...

    JAMES
    Think Pink James!

    MEOWTH
    And Genetically-Superior Meowth are our names!

    JESSIE
    Wherever there's peace in the universe...

    JAMES
    Team Rocket...

    MEOWTH
    Will be dere...

    TEAM ROCKET
    To make everything genetically worse!

    WOBBUFFET
    Wobbuffet!*
    (*Cha Cha Cha!)

    Mime Jr. floats down and mimics Wobbuffet.

    MIME JR.
    Mime mime!*
    (*Ta daaaa!)

    ASH/MAY/BROCK
    Team Rocket!

    VYLETTE
    Why you fools still acting this way? We already
    wooped yo a*s several times so why bother?

    ASH
    Vylette, you haven't traveled with us that long yet.

    BROCK
    Team Rocket has been blasted off well over two hundred
    times and they just won't....give....up.

    VYLETTE
    And you fools are still alive?

    JAMES
    Well, we have ample determination!

    JESSIE
    And besides, I have a feeling there are contests
    out there that would love these hybrid Pokemon.
    I'll be a Contest Diva in no time!

    James holds up several Oddish.

    JAMES
    You know, I swiped these Oddish on my way out...
    I was thinking we could work at getting some
    lovely Bellossum. Ahhh, even the name soothes my
    soul.

    Jessie sneers.

    JESSIE
    Are you insane? To do that you need a Gloom...

    MEOWTH
    And we ain't carrying around no smelly Glooms!

    Jessie grabs the Oddish and throws them overboard.

    JESSIE
    Enough of that insanity.

    As the Oddish freefall past the net, the clones glimpse
    them and begin going bezerk. Team Rocket glance down.

    TEAM ROCKET
    Huh?

    Within moments, the clones have shredded through the
    netting and are falling after the Oddish.

    Ash smiles.

    ASH
    Pikachu, thunderbolt! ShiShi, use Calamity Breeze!

    Pikachu does his usual thunderbolt, while ShiShi sends a purple and
    black ray shimmering with stars towards the balloon.

    MEOWTH
    Calamity Breeze?

    Team Rocket is eletricuted, then stuck with ShiShi's attack. It causes their
    polarity to completely reverse, and their colors are completely opposite. The
    sound of low brass gongs can be heard chiming, and finally a small cloud
    appears around them, and with one simple wisp, blows Team Rocket far away.

    DR. ONWARD
    The Pokemon!

    Vylette throws out her Shuppet.

    VYLETTE
    Shuppet! Levitate those freaky-a*s Pokemons!

    SHUPPET
    Shuuuuuuupppeeeet*
    (*I got called out of my ball for this?!? Child's play...)

    Shuppet levitates the Pokemon safely to the ground. Ash
    and Brock quickly scoop up the Oddish before a Quagsire
    can reach them.

    DR. ONWARD
    Thank you so much...you'll always be welcome in
    Spectrum City.

    ASH
    Bye Dr. Onward.

    MAY
    Bye!

    BROCK
    We'll keep in touch!

    We fade to the four walking in the woods.

    MAY
    Wow! That ShiShi of yours is really cool!

    BROCK
    And I'm still waiting for an explanation on where
    you found it.

    ASH
    Uh...

    MAY
    I bet it's connected to the reason we're going
    back to Pallet Town...and these mysterious
    boyfriends we've heard about. Care to fill
    us in on those details also?

    Brock sweatdrops.

    BROCK
    Yes, I'd like to know more about that, too. Ash,
    you know as well as I do...you're single!

    VYLETTE
    And I've seen yo' "Little Black Book" filled with
    page after page of trainer's and gym leader's and
    coordinator's numbers...so out of the eighty or so
    men I've seen on there, who's Mr. Lucky.

    Ash continues walking, determination swept over his face.

    ASH
    Gary! And Richie! I'm gonna find them
    and never let them go again!

    As Ash continues walking, the rest stop. Brock and May
    are incredulous.

    BROCK
    Gary?!?

    MAY
    Richie?

    Brock scratches his head while May looks completely
    stunned at the random remark Ash just made.

    VYLETTE
    Wait...Who are they?

    BROCK
    Proof that Ash has absolutely lost his mind.

    MAY
    Oh yeah.

    They continue onwards.

    NARRATOR
    And so, with a quick detour at the new city called Spectrum, Ash
    once again embarks on his quest to find Gary and Richie.

    ASH
    We will be together again...

    NARRATOR
    However, what nobody knows is that an old friend is not too
    far behind them...

    Dr. Onward is placing his cloned Pokemon back in their proper cages
    when he hears somebody behind him.

    DR. ONWARD
    Nurse Joy...

    He turns and sees Drew, who is smiling at him devilishly.

    DR. ONWARD
    Oh, hello....who are you? This place is highly classified...

    DREW
    Yeah, yeah, let me guess...cuz of all the CLONING that's going on!

    DR. ONWARD
    You....know about it?

    DREW
    I do. The point is...my dad's pretty influential and I will have this place
    exposed in a heart beat...unless you are willing to comply with my one wish.

    Dr. Onward lets his sholders go loose, as he's in a state of disbelief.

    DR. ONWARD
    You would...expose me?

    DREW
    Nurse Joy cannot lie, she will vouch that she saw Oddish devoured alive.

    DR. ONWARD
    What is it you want?

    Drew takes several small steps then places his hand inside his left pocket,
    withdrawing a white hankerchief. He then hands it to the older man with an innocent
    smile on his face.

    DREW
    This should be more than enough.

    Dr. Onward opens the hankerchief, and is suprised to find several drops of blood and
    several hairs with follicles on it.

    DR. ONWARD
    Oh I see...you want me to clone a human. You'll
    expose me for cloning Pokemon, but you want a
    Human to be cloned.

    DREW
    He's not just any Human. Now if I we're you, I'd get working.

    We pan up slowly to the blood and hair, then fade to black.

    TO BE CONTINUED....

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    Hey, I don't know if this story will ever be updated again, but I just recently found it and began reading it, and now that I am at the last post would LOVE for it to be updated again. Since I don't know if that will actually happen, just wanted to leave a post that I like this story. :~) Ok, bye!!

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    Sigh.... I thought this got updated and got excited. Oh well. Great piece of work - hope it doesn't go unfinished.
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    We open on Ash, Brock, May and Vylette as they walk in a swift strode through the forest,
    ash several paces ahead of the others.

    MAY
    Ash, slow up! My feet are hurting!

    VYLETTE
    I know that's right. We would *be* in
    Yojunnia now if Mr. Crazy didn't flip out.

    Ash continues walking swiftly. His face etched in determination.

    ASH
    You guys can rest if you want but there's no way I am...
    we're almost there.

    As Ash goes on with Pikachu and ShiShi, the other three proceed to
    slow down back to normal walking pace.

    BROCK
    We are almost in Pallet Town. Hopefully his mother will know
    what to do with him.

    MAY
    What to do with him?

    Vylette looks at May matter-of-factly.

    VYLETTE
    One minute he's about to get on a boat for a new Pokemon
    journey and now he's triflin' around over some old boos who
    bounced when they found out he was playin' em both.

    May's eyes widen as her face goes sad.

    MAY
    You...you think he snapped?

    VYLETTE
    I know thats right. Thinkin' yer getting in the mix with tricks
    who dumped yo' *** over two years ago is somethin' a crazy
    person would do, like my ex-girl Tameka. B*tch has like three
    restraining orders on her now.

    May's eyes reflect sadness as she clasps her hands to her chest.

    MAY
    Oh, poor Ash! Maybe he is crazy!

    BROCK
    I hate to say it, but it's likely.

    VYLETTE
    Fer shizzle.

    ***

    Fade to Ash and Pikachu jumping with joy as Vylette, Brock and May can be seen in the background.

    POKEMON: <3SHI

    CHAPTER FOURTEEN: A REUNION TO REMEMBER

    ASH
    (voice)
    A Reunion... To Remember!!!

    PIKACHU
    Pika Pika!!!*
    (Keep an eye out for my large role!!)

    ***

    We cut to Ash as he enters Pallet Town, wasting no time as he nears the Ketchum residence, which
    is accessed by traveling down a dirt path near the post office. He picks up his pace to a full-on jog,
    determination swept over his face.

    ASH
    The sooner we get home, the quicker I can find
    my boyfriends, Pikachu.

    PIKACHU
    Pika!*
    (*I do miss Sparky, but I also wanna battle...)

    Ash's face brightens.

    ASH
    A-ha! Look, there's my home!

    Ash runs up to and enters his home. He quickly runs around the house.

    ASH
    MOOOOM? MOOOOM?!?!?

    Ash runs upstairs and runs to his mother's bedroom.

    ASH
    MOM!!!

    Before he can reach the door, it swings open swiftly and Mr. Mime
    jumps out. Ash reacts with terror.

    ASH
    AAAH, Mr. Mime!

    MR. MIME
    Mime Mime Mime!!!!*
    (*Oh, an intruder! Doubleslap time!)

    Ash is doubleslapped three times, and he falls backwards with pain.

    ASH
    Ouch! Ahhh!!!

    Mr. Mime finally recognizes Ash and places his hands to his cheaks,
    almost mimicing a Jynx.

    MR. MIME
    Mr. Mime!!!!*
    (*oops.)

    ***

    Ash walks downstairs just as Brock and the others arrive.

    ASH
    Where *is* she?

    May sees Ash's demeaner and ***** her head to the side.

    MAY
    Your mom's not here?

    Vylette folds her arms and looks threateningly at Ash.

    BROCK
    You think she could be at the store?

    ASH
    I doubt it...hmmm, let's go to Professor Oak's.

    VYLETTE
    Boy, you must be trippin' if you think we're
    all going on some wild Spinda chase. You
    can put the car in park.

    BROCK
    Oak's lab isn't far from here.

    MAY
    So cool! I love seeing all the Pokemon at
    his preserve!

    Ash is out the door, followed in short by his friends,
    leaving a purplexed Mr. Mime to watch them go.

    ***

    Ash runs up the sloping path to Professor Samual Oak's laboratory.
    He quickly makes his way to the door, knocking quickly. Within seconds,
    the door opens and Tracey appears.

    TRACEY
    Ash?!?

    Ash breezes past Tracey, and makes his way to the lab.

    ASH
    Professor Oak! I need to speak to Professor Oak at once!

    TRACEY
    Ash, wait...

    Ash runs into the lab, sees Professor Oak and approaches him...
    not noticing the other people in the room. Oak turns to him with
    exasperated eyes.

    OAK
    Ash! This is most unexpected!

    ASH
    I know, but...

    Deliah walks up next to Oak, looking somewhat worried to see her son,
    yet smiling at the same time.

    DELIAH
    Ash, honey!

    Ash looks at his mother strangely for a moment.

    ASH
    Mom? What are you doing here?

    Deliah smiles and closes her eyes gleefully.

    DELIAH
    Well, I'm helping Sam preprare
    for today's radio show
    and I just decided to stay and...
    What are *you* doing here?
    You should be in Yojuunia!

    ASH
    I know, but something really
    important came up. I had to
    return home to meet up with some
    really important people!

    There's a moment of silence, then Deliah and Oak exchange
    small smiles before looking back at Ash.

    OAK
    We're not psychic-types, Ash. Who are you meeting?

    Ash grits his teeth, mustering strength to answer.

    ASH
    Gary. I'm meeting Gary. And Richie.

    Oak hunches his eyebrows in confusion while Deliah seems rather
    astonished by the notion.

    OAK
    Gary?!? He's still in Shinou, finishing up his research. Why would
    you need to meet him?

    ASH
    Because...

    Ash gulps, and closes his eyes with trepidation.

    ASH
    Gary is my boyfriend...and so is Richie.

    After a long, drawn out pause, Oak and Deliah both sweatdrop.

    OAK
    You're dating my grandson?

    Ash nods once.

    ASH
    Yeah.

    OAK
    Seriously?

    ASH
    We love each other. We always have, I think.

    DELIAH
    But what about your other boyfriend, Richie?

    ASH
    Oh, I totally love him too. You've always liked him, right?

    DELIAH
    Completely, honey. But don't you think you'll
    break his heart when he learns about Gary.

    ASH
    No, they love each other too. We're all in
    a relationship together.

    OAK
    Oh.

    Deliah blushes very lightly.

    DELIAH
    Oh.

    Deliah and Oak both make wide eyes and simultaneously gasp.

    OAK/DELIAH
    Oooohhh.......

    Deliah sees Oak's dumbfounded expression and breaks the ice with a warm smile.

    DELIAH
    Well, leave it to my Ash to realize he had two good
    men and decided to keep them both!

    ASH
    They hated each other at first, but now we
    all are in love...we want to get married.

    Ash hears several laughs behind him, and turns around to see
    D.J. Mary and her crew had been there the entire time. His entire
    conversation had been recorded!

    D.J. MARY
    Well, you heard it here first, folks! Pallet Town's very
    own Ash Ketcham, a Pokemon trainer who's made
    waves in Johto, Hoenn, Shinou and the Orange Islands,
    has just announced his plans to bewed respected Pokemon
    researcher Gary Oak and the enigmatic Pokemon trainer Richie.
    A definate first for Pallet Town! Stay tuned!

    ASH
    Uh...

    ***

    Gary gasps silently as he listens to his stylish iPod, while standing next to
    Paul, as they wait for their baggage to arrive at the airport.

    GARY
    What the...

    Paul looks over to him nonchalantly.

    PAUL
    What is it?

    Gary nervously smiles, then regains his composure and grins.

    GARY
    Oh...just some losers talking about
    how Pokemon should be tested on.

    PAUL
    Well, I see no problem with that. Better them
    than me.

    Paul returns to looking for his bags as Gary hears D.J. Mary return.

    D.J. MARY
    (voice)
    We're back! And returning is Ash Ketchum, who has just
    announced his intentions to marry Gary Oak and a boy
    named Richie...who apparently has no last name.
    Tell me Ash, when did you three make this decision?

    ASH
    (voice)
    Well....er...I think it was over two years ago....I guess? We
    accidently found ourselves on an island very far away, and
    I guess the price for getting home was losing over two years
    of our lives.

    We cut to Richie, who is in a taxicab with Britty and Vander.
    He, too, is listening to the same radio show. A small smile
    can be seen on his lips.

    D.J. MARY
    (voice)
    Well that's....interesting. Have you three set a date yet?

    ASH
    (voice)
    Er....well....no, we just have plans to meet here.

    D.J. MARY
    (voice)
    A Pallet Town wedding? Not exactly the place
    one would expect to push the envelope with
    reguards to marriage but there ya have it!
    Now, I guess we should return to our regularly
    scheduled program: Magnezone, danger to computer
    owners?

    Britty smiles.

    BRITTY
    Wow, I would deduce you *we're* telling
    the whole truth the entire time.

    RICHIE
    I know it sounded incredible, but you were
    with a shadow-version of me.

    VANDER
    I can tell the difference. The 'shadow' you
    reacted certain ways to certain things, and
    you're all different in those areas.

    RICHIE
    Well, get used to it. I'm back in the driver's seat
    of my destiny. I can already tell you that shadow
    me wasn't half as intelligent. He dumped Ash
    based on his ego. I never would have done that.

    Britty offers Richie a sarcastic smile before continuing.

    BRITTY
    Well, he came in handy that time Team Rocket
    hooked up a ghost-ampliphier to that Dusclops.
    He was brilliant.

    RICHIE
    I have no memory of that. What I do remember,
    what counts, is that I traveled in a very special place
    with Ash and Gary. They changed my life in ways
    you couldn't imagine.

    Vander is off-put by Richie's remark, but Britty offers
    him another smirk.

    BRITTY
    Is this Richie in love? Are we actually seeing
    Richie in love?

    Richie turns to his friend and smiles.

    RICHIE
    Love? We left that back at the bonding.
    It goes beyond friends, beyond family, beyond lovers.

    ***

    Outside Oak's lab, Ash is sitting in a courtyard, across from his mother,
    Oak, and Tracey. He's petting Bayleef with one hand, Cyndaquil is sleeping
    on his lap, and Bulbasaur is sitting next to him. Oak is half-looking over
    Ash's updated Dextette.

    ASH
    And when Mistress Mowavah sent us back, I found myself here. Over
    two years older. It's strange...I don't really *feel* older, but I do remember
    some of my experiences here, that I didn't really experience. Like Shinou,
    or competing in Hoenn...and the Battle Frontier!

    TRACEY
    That's very strange, Ash.

    DELIAH
    So before that happoned, I probably thought you were missing.

    ASH
    Yeah. But now it's like I never left. Mostly.

    ShiShi pops up behind Ash, and smiles at Deliah.

    SHISHI
    Sssshhhhiiii!*
    (*Hey, I know you....you're featured in many of Ash's parallel existences!)

    Deliah smiles at the Pokemon, and opens her hand to reveal a Citrus Berry.
    ShiShi gladly swoops over and takes it.

    TRACEY
    Ash, do you realize how lucky you are? Ganymede...nobody from this part of
    the world has journeyed that far away.

    OAK
    Maybe one day it will be possible. It seems at time goes by that more and more
    countries are opening their borders for explorers. As they learn that one countries'
    Pokemon are not a threat to another nations'. Everything balances out.

    TRACEY
    You're Dextette has over 200 new entries for Pokemon. You'll become famous!

    Oak nods once, as he eyes over the information for Answerask.

    OAK
    Especially since, as you say, these Pokemon were brought there intentionally
    from around the world during the dark ages, it's likely these are all uniquely found there
    now.

    Deliah closes her eyes good-naturedly.

    DELIAH
    Wow! My son will be a celebrity!

    Ash offers them a quick, soft smile.

    ASH
    All that matters to me right now is Richie and Gary.

    OAK
    Of course. Well, since you'll obviously be waiting here until
    they arrive, would it be okay if I borrowed your Pokedex? Perhaps
    allow ShiShi to stay overnight so I may study it?

    ASH
    Sure, as long as it's okay with ShiShi.

    SHISHI
    ShiShiiiii!*
    (*Why not? Any future family of Ash's is a future family of mine!)

    Ash coos and pats ShiShi on the head.

    ASH
    Thanx ShiShi.

    Oak turns to Brock, May, and Vylette.

    OAK
    You're all welcome to stay here, there's plenty of room to sleep.

    VYLETTE
    Only if I get a bed...

    Vylette looks over to May threateningly.

    VYLETTE
    ...to myself!

    May worriedly nods and smiles politely.

    ***

    Ash and Deliah casually walk home. Ash is looking around at the foliage,
    while Deliah keeps darting her eyes over to her son.

    DELIAH
    I am happy for you, Ash.

    Ash looks to his mother, smiling.

    ASH
    Are you really, mom?

    Deliah beams.

    DELIAH
    I've known you cared for Gary since you were five years old.
    And Richie...I saw the connection from the very beginning also!
    Call it mother's intuition!

    ASH
    You're not angry that I can't choose just one?

    DELIAH
    As long as Gary and Richie love each other, you three
    deserve all the happiness you can get.

    Ash stops, a small tear forming in his eye.

    ASH
    Mom...I don't know what to say...

    DELIAH
    It's okay, honey. Let's get home and you can tell me all
    about how you three found love on an exotic island. It sounds
    so romantic!

    ***

    Gary and Paul are setting up camp for the night, having traveled many miles
    from the airport.

    PAUL
    I still think we should have rented a cab.

    GARY
    We're almost there. It's just too late to continue. I'm sleepy.

    Paul sighs, and begins removing his clothing.

    PAUL
    Fine. We'll sleep.

    Gary watches Paul strip down, but then looks away out of guilt.
    He simply goes into the the tent and lays down. Paul notices this,
    since he can usually captivate Gary into anything simply by showing
    some skin. He doesn't react, however. He enters the tent, and
    sees Gary lying flat on his back, staring upwards.

    PAUL
    You know, I could use a little work out before bed.

    Gary says nothing, and Paul blinks twice before moving over to him.

    PAUL
    I'll even let you pull my hair....

    Still no reaction from Gary. Paul waits for several moments, his intense
    gaze locked on his boyfriend. Then, suddenly, he leans over and quickly plants
    a tender kiss on Gary's lips, closing his eyes despite himself.

    Gary gasps slightly, but continues staring blankly upwards. Paul leans back and
    awaits Gary to make a reaction.

    GARY
    Thought you didn't do kissing.

    Paul freezes for a moment, not expecting this turn of events.

    PAUL
    You're....y...

    Paul stutters out, not believing for a moment his very first kiss would ever result like this.

    GARY
    Good night, Paul.

    And with that, Gary's eyes are closed. Paul turns over and his eyes show just
    how fragile he is now, as they stay wide open, and a lone tear falls from them.

    ***

    In the taxi cab, Richie and his friends are asleep.

    Richie sees stars all around him, and he wonders if he is traveling outside
    of his own body. "Ash? Gary?"

    A small figure is seen in the distance. Richie tries approaching it, but it
    apparently is afraid and tries running away, but is unable to.

    "It's okay...I'm just a trainer...perhaps like you?"

    Richie sees the figure is a teenaged boy, no more than a year or two younger than
    himself. He has light blue hair, and beautiful blue eyes.

    "It's not okay..."

    Richie is now directly in front of the other, "Why?"

    "Because no matter what happons....we will meet soon, and then everything...
    everything...will change!"

    Richie smiles reassuringly, "Change can be good."

    The other boy looks down, sad. "Death is certain."

    Richie bolts up, inside the taxi. He contemplates the vivid dream, if it was one.

    ***

    In the morning, Ash walks downstairs to find Mr. Mime setting the table for breakfast.
    Deliah emerges from the kitchen with a pitcher of orange juice. She sees her son and
    beams.

    DELIAH
    Morning Ash! Sleep well?

    Ash sits at the table.

    ASH
    Yep!

    Deliah pours Ash some juice, then sits across from him.

    DELIAH
    So last night I was feeling sentimental and I decided to look through
    your scrapbook I made. See?

    Deliah manages to pull the scrapbook out from somewhere, and plops it
    right in front of Ash.

    ASH
    Whoa. You really did make a scrapbook.

    DELIAH
    Oh, this is just the one I made *before* you started your Pokemon journey. See?

    Deliah points to the bookshelf, and sure enough, there are six gigantic-sized scrapbooks.
    KANTO
    ORANGE ISLANDS
    JOHTO
    HOENN
    BATTLE FRONTIER
    SHINOU

    DELIAH
    And right over there is the brand new one I bought for Yojuunia. Of course, now I might
    have to buy another one for the wedding!

    Ash smiles and looks back at the book in front of him. He opens it, and sees several
    pictures of his mother, looking even more youthful and beautiful, as she tenderly holds
    her baby, who is smiling for the camera.

    ASH
    Aha! I haven't seen these since I was young!

    Deliah giggles.

    Ash continues turning through the pictures until he comes to an old photograph
    of him and Gary. They are both seven years old, standing in front of a small traveling
    circus with Bellossom and Jigglypuff dressed as clowns in the background. Ash
    is grinning widely, and has his index finger jabbing into an annoyed Gary's cheak.

    DELIAH
    And while I was looking through it, I came across this.

    Deliah pulls up a small, four page manuscript. Ash looks at it blankly for a moment,
    then blinks several times as he grabs it.

    ASH
    Whoa...hey, I remember this! My book!

    DELIAH
    That's right! Your whole ninth year you couldn't wait to get your first
    Pokemon, and it was interrupting with your education...

    ASH
    Yeah, I remember. Who needed spelling when I was going to be a
    Pokemon master...

    DELIAH
    So I asked you to write a story about a famous trainer who was living a
    life different than yours.

    ASH
    Wow, I haven't thought about this in a long time.

    DELIAH
    At first I was a little concearned...I mean, you chose a taudry lounge-singer
    as the protagonist, I can only imagine you picked it up from television.

    ASH
    Yeah, some late-night movie, I think.

    DELIAH
    What's so cute is that even then, I could tell who the romantic interest
    was in the story...a certain character named Oak?

    Ash blushes, laughing lightly.

    Deliah then stands, and walks over to the Kanto scrapbook. She opens it to a
    certain page, near the end.

    DELIAH
    And I'll admit I didn't notice this at first...

    Deliah sets the book down, showing Ash a photo she taken during the Indigo League.
    There, in front of the Indigo Plateau, is a photograph of Ash and Richie, side by side. Pikachu on one sholder, Sparky on the other. Zippo, Bulbasaur, Happy, and Squirtle are happily smiling for the picture as well. However, if you look closer, you can clearly see Ash and Richie are holding hands, partially hidden.

    ASH
    Wow mom...I remember this too. It's like...even then, when
    Richie and I were together, we became very close very fast.

    Deliah giggles again.

    DELIAH
    Richie was so adorable. You two go so well together.

    ASH
    Thanks, mom.

    DELIAH
    Now, when they both finally arrive, what are you're immediate plans?

    ASH
    We want to invite all of our friends, everyone we care about. I want this to be the
    best day of my life, ever.

    A new look of determination sweeps over Deliah's face.

    DELIAH
    It will Ash, I promise you it will!

    Deliah stands quickly, and strikes an ernest yet proud pose.

    DELIAH
    You've only known me as mom...but now...get ready to meet
    wedding coordinator Deliah!

    ASH
    You can coordinate a wedding?

    Deliah continues posing proudly, but turns to her son and smiles.

    DELIAH
    Oh Ash, I've been planning this since before you were born. It'll be easy!

    Ash stands and rushes into Deliah's embrase, a tear forming in his eye.

    ASH
    Thanx mom! You're the best!

    ***

    As the sun continues rising, Gary and Paul make their way out of a glen, and emerge
    on the very outskirts of Pallet Town.

    GARY
    Pallet Town. We're finally here.

    Paul seems to be in a somewhat darker, dejected mood.

    PAUL
    So far I've been completely unimpressed. Rattata, Oddish, Pidgeotto...the only
    remotely interesting Pokemon I've seen was an Abra...but even it was lame.

    Gary rolls his eyes.

    GARY
    You really didn't learn anything in Shinou, did you?

    Paul scowls loudly.

    PAUL
    Oh what?!? About how Pokemon are prescious and should be respected?

    GARY
    I know you don't like him, but Ash did prove that to you.

    Paul grits his teeth momentarily, but stays cool.

    PAUL
    Fair enough. And now, I do respect Pokemon. *MY* Pokemon. The ones
    that earn respect are granted it.

    GARY
    Perhaps spending some time with gramps will teach you a thing or two.

    Paul stops walking, his eyes burning into Gary.

    PAUL
    You have been acting so snotty to me lately, and then last night...

    As Paul trails off, Gary ***** his head to the side and looks behind to him.

    GARY
    Huh?

    PAUL
    You've been trying to kiss me for how long....so when I do finally allow it, you
    don't even notice.

    Gary continues walking, his face reflecting uncertainty.

    GARY
    Oh, believe me I noticed.

    Suddenly, a vehical pulls up next to them, and before they can register it, the back door
    flies open and Gary's eyes widen.

    GARY
    R...Richie?!?

    Richie, all smiles, runs up to Gary and the two embrace in a giant hug.
    Gary picks him up a couple of feet and spins around momentarily.

    RICHIE
    We made it! We're back!

    GARY
    I know!

    Paul crosses his arms, not looking amused in the slightest.

    PAUL
    Ah-*hem*.

    Richie opens his eyes, and sees Paul finally. He can't help but make
    a face of slight revulsion as he looks him up and down, and he notices
    Paul makes the exact same gesture. They each size each other up quickly and
    it's clear neither likes the other from first glance.

    PAUL
    So Gary...who's you're friend?

    Richie parts from Gary, and takes a step closer. Every dark impulse inside
    Richie's essence can be seen clearly as he offers the purple haired boy a
    slight smile. Clearly the outward innocence inherant in Richie's appearance
    cannot hide the sinister thoughts going through his mind.

    RICHIE
    I'm *Richie*.

    Paul's face actually cracks slightly from Richie's overbearing demeaner, and he
    *definately* knows who Richie is from Gary's history. He tries to regain his
    composure quickly, but it never quite works.

    PAUL
    Oh........well I'm Pa...

    Richie quickly interrupts him nonchalantly.

    RICHIE
    I didn't ask.

    Richie then pays no more attention to him, turning back to Gary.

    RICHIE
    Wow, you look great! You look even better
    in that black shirt! More mature!

    GARY
    Hey, ditto. I guess our shadow selves knew how
    to dress, at least.

    RICHIE
    So, where are we going first? Ash's or your place?

    GARY
    From this direction my grandfather's is closer...lets try there first.

    Britty and Vander step outside.

    BRITTY
    This must be Gary.

    Vander smirks at her.

    VANDER
    Wild auburn hair a dead givaway, huh?

    BRITTY
    Oh my gosh, they are *both* so adorable!

    Paul scowls, and it is clear he is the odd-man out, all of a sudden.

    ***

    At Oak's, Brock is cooking a grand breakfast with Tracey. May is setting the table.

    TRACEY
    I just spoke with Mrs. Ketchum, they'll be here in fifteen minutes.

    MAY
    I dunno...Brock, did you talk to Professor
    Oak about how Ash went crazy?
    He doesn't really believe Gary and Richie
    are going to show up, does he?

    BROCK
    The professor showed me Ash's Dextette.
    It *does* have over 200 entries for
    Pokemon I've never seen before...so I don't
    know...maybe Ash is telling the truth.

    May goes silent, wondering if the Ash she became such close friends with...the one
    she missed while traveling around Johto...was even real.

    TRACEY
    Should one of us wake up that...er,
    lovely young girl, Vylette?

    BROCK/MAY
    NO!!!

    TRACEY
    Okay...

    BROCK
    Vylette wakes herself up.

    MAY
    And the smell of Brock's cooking
    usually does the trick anyways.

    Professor Oak enters the kitchen, looking rather disheveled. ShiShi follows
    right behind, looking happy.

    OAK
    Morning everyone.

    TRACEY/BROCK/MAY
    Good morning!

    TRACEY
    Are you okay, Professor? Didn't sleep well?

    OAK
    You could say that. I was studying Ash's ShiShi...
    when it learned a new attack.

    TRACEY
    Really?

    OAK
    It now has the ability to send others into parallel
    dimensions for a set period of time.
    I...I traveled to a universe where I never became
    a Professor. I actually was one
    of the Elite Four...and Agatha was my amour.
    It was...strange.

    TRACEY
    Parallel universes? Sounds like science fiction.

    OAK
    I can tell you with certainty it is fact. I looked you up, Tracey.
    You and Todd founded a Pokemon Artist Institute, together.

    Tracey's eyes light up.

    TRACEY
    Todd! Were....were we happy together?

    Oak smiles, and nods once.

    OAK
    Should you ever decide to leave the ranch and pursue
    a life with him, I *know* for a fact you will be very happy.

    BROCK
    Tell me...was I married to a Nurse Joy?!?

    OAK
    Alas, the only information I could find was that you we're still
    the Pewter City Gym Leader, and I believe you were single.

    Brock sheds a tear.

    BROCK
    So I'm multi-universally doomed, huh?

    MAY
    Wow, parallel universes...your life takes
    different paths....it sounds
    very romantic. Maybe....maybe Drew and I
    became close in at least one of them.

    Oak smiles.

    OAK
    I can't imagine you being anything but as sweet in any reality, I'm
    sure that's the case.

    May places her hand to her chest, in a glow.

    OAK
    I can't wait to tell Ash the news.

    Ash, Pikachu and Deliah walk in.

    ASH
    Tell me what, Professor?

    OAK
    Ash! Deliah! Good morning! I was just telling them about
    how your ShiShi learned an exciting new attack.

    ASH
    Aha! Awesome!

    ShiShi runs up and cuddles Ash.

    SHISHI
    Shiiiii!*
    (*I missed you, Ash!)

    ASH
    Hi ShiShi!

    Pikachu rolls it's eyes.

    PIKACHU
    Pikapi....*
    (*Suck up.)

    Tracey glances out the window.

    TRACEY
    Oh my goodness! Look!

    Everyone peers out the window, and see Gary and Richie among others!
    Ash gasps loudly and is out the kitchen door in a flash, followed quickly by the others.

    ASH
    Hey!!!! Aha!

    Gary drops his duffel bag, Richie drops his satchel. Both are in awe at how different Ash looks
    since the last time they saw him, now two years older and even more beautiful.

    GARY
    Ashy!

    RICHIE
    Together again!

    They all run to each other, and just as they are about to embrase, a smoke bomb is
    thrown in between them. They all stop in confusion.

    ASH
    Huh?

    The Team Rocket music begins. Everone looks up and sees the Meowth balloon.

    JESSIE
    Preprare for trouble now that your boyfriends are back.

    JAMES
    And make it double before you hop in the sack!

    Jessie is now striking a romantic pose in front of a field of roses.

    JESSIE
    As evil and old as the galaxy!

    James is holding a boquet of roses gracefully.

    JAMES
    Sent here to fulfill our destiny.

    Meowth, almost Chibi, hops up and grins.

    MEOWTH
    As always, Meowth is me!

    A giant "R" crashes up from the roses, and Jessie and James lounge on it.

    JESSIE
    To denounce the evils of truth and love!

    JAMES
    To extend our reach to the stars above!

    Jessie winks playfully.

    JESSIE
    Jessie!

    James ***** his head to the side cutely.

    JAMES
    James...

    Meowth hops up.

    MEOWTH
    And Meowth are our names.

    Back in reality, on the balloon, Jessie raises her right hand.

    JESSIE
    Wherever there's peace in the universe....

    James raises his left hand.

    JAMES
    Team Rocket...

    Meowth, in the middle, raises both hands.

    MEOWTH
    Will be dere...

    All three stop smiling and point to the group with a haughty demeaner.

    TEAM ROCKET
    To make everything worse!

    Wobbuffet hops up, and salutes.

    WOBBUFFET
    Wwwwoooooooobbbbbuuuuffet!*
    (*And worse it'll get!)

    Mime Jr. gleefully hops down.

    MIME JR.
    Mime mime mime!*
    (*Love is fun but a tad overrated....except for my love of James of course)

    ASH/GARY/RICHIE/TRACEY/OAK/DELIAH/MAY
    Team Rocket!

    JESSIE
    Well, well, well! It looks like we're just about ready to have a Ganymede
    reunion.

    MEOWTH
    'Cept for Jimmy, who still doesn't remember a ting!

    James half-closes his eyes.

    JAMES
    Ugh, *not* the Ganymede tales again. You two don't *really* expect me
    to believe we were on some exotic island on the other side of the world.

    Jessie slightly grimaces at him, sighing.

    JESSIE
    Not now James.

    MEOWTH
    Yeah, so we're back, and we now have the perfect mecha to grab that
    ShiShi!

    Meowth pushes a button, and a mechanical Alakazaam appears from the bushes.

    JESSIE
    Hahahahahaha! This baby soaks up psychic energy like it's nobody's business!

    Ash grits his teeth. Pikachu grins as tiny sparks erupt from his cheaks.

    OAK
    Ash, now may be a good time to use ShiShi's new attack, I believe it's called
    Parallel Tour.

    ASH
    Uh....okay.....ShiShi....use Parallel Tour!

    Pikachu grumbles while ShiShi floats into the air slightly.

    SHISHI
    ShiShiShiShiShiShiShiShi...*
    (*Now is the time to leave this universe, but be not afraid...
    For seeing how your life could unfold differently...
    Wisdom is the key to returning, however small the price be paid.)

    A glow emerges from ShiShi, and as it grows to reach Jessie, James, and Meowth
    it also accidentally envelops Ash, Richie and Gary...who are shocked.
    Then, the glow crackles loudly and all six are gone for a split second...
    when they return, they all look slightly different.

    BROCK
    Whoa....

    A moment of silence, before Jessie looks around, then freaks out.

    JESSIE
    Eeeek! *What* am I doing in this balloon! I hate heights! I want down, now!

    James turns to the frightened Jessie, and half glances at her.

    JAMES
    Who, pray tell, are you? Why am I wearing this *revolting* Team Rocket uniform?

    MEOWTH
    Did I just take some bad Skitty-Nip?

    Ash, Richie and Gary all look around rather blankly.

    ASH
    Uh....this is wierd.

    RICHIE
    Why am I standing here? Where's the Library of Infinite Knowledge?

    GARY
    Ashley? Richard? Why are you two here...and....

    Gary looks at Oak. He gasps.

    GARY
    Grampa? GRAMPA?!?

    Gary runs up and hugs his grandfather tightly.

    GARY
    It's really you!!! You're alive!!!!!

    Oak places a hand around his grandson, and looks at Deliah with a worried look.


    OAK
    I'm afraid Ash, Gary and Richie have all been sent to a parallel universe along with Team
    Rocket...or various parallel universes. And these are their counterparts.

    ShiShi places his hand to the side of his head with a cute bewilderment.

    SHISHI
    Shiiii*
    (*Woops. *That* wasn't supposed to happen.)

    Pikachu sighs and places his hand to his lowered forehead.

    PIKACHU
    Piiika...*
    (* You Numbnut.)

    NARRATOR
    And so, our heroes are no longer in our universe. Will they ever return?
    Stay tuned!

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    Nooooo, they're gone again!!! And who was that little boy in Richie's vision/dream thing? I don't like how he mentioned something about the result being death....maybe we'll meet him in the parallel universe? And poor Paul, his first kiss, and he's still the only one who doesn't have any idea what's going on. And Drew.....who is this boy that he's cloning, I hope it's not Ash, Richie, or Gary. Sooooooooo happy that this story is going to be continued, can't wait for the next episode, :~)

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    Yay ~~ Another chapter!
    I liked it a lot!

    ASH
    No, they love each other too. We're all in
    a relationship together.

    OAK
    Oh.

    Deliah blushes very lightly.

    DELIAH
    Oh.

    Deliah and Oak both make wide eyes and simultaneously gasp.
    That's what I call a PRICELESS moment!
    I can totally picture Delia's and Oak's faces xDDDD
    I liked how Ash was so direct to them "Gary is my boyfriend...and so is Richie".
    <3

    PAUL
    Oh........well I'm Pa...

    Richie quickly interrupts him nonchalantly.

    RICHIE
    I didn't ask.
    I looooooooooooooved that xDDDDD
    <3 <3 <3
    Richie is so cool xD Hahaha "I didn't ask", that was great!

    So hmm...yeah, this must be the weirdest fic I've ever read (in a good way, of course ^.~), but I LOVE IT!!!

    Keep writing! It's super great <3

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    UNIVERSE A

    We open on Ash, who is sitting next to a small stream, apparently doing laundry.
    He seems rather happy, humming to himself as he scrubs his jeans. Then, with some
    crackling energy, he disappears for a split second, and is replaced instantaneously with
    himself, our Ash.

    ASH
    Huh? Wha...

    Ash stands, allowing the jeans to fall into the water. He looks around, seeing nobody.

    ASH
    Uh...Gary? Richie? Mom? May?!?

    He frowns, looking somewhat worried.

    ASH
    Where *am* I?

    He begins walking away, only vaguely familiar with the location he might be...

    ASH
    Home should be this way...

    As Ash walks away, a Tangela approaches the spot where he left, sees the unfinished laundry,
    and proceeds to look rather angry before running off into the forest the opposite way.

    ***

    Fade to Ash and Pikachu jumping with joy as Vylette, Brock and May can be seen in the background.

    POKEMON: <3SHI

    CHAPTER FIFTEEN: THERE'S NO DISPLACEMENT LIKE HOME

    ASH
    (voice)
    There's no displacement like home!

    PIKACHU
    Pikachuuuu!*
    (Where am I in this episode? I'm calling my agent!)

    ***
    UNIVERSE B

    Richie looks around in true amazement. A library, far larger than any mall he's ever seen. Just
    rows and rows of books as far as the eyes can see. As he takes it all in, he sees there are several random
    people in the area, but they are far enough away that he is isolated.

    RICHIE
    Wow...where am I?

    Richie looks down, and can now see that he isn't wearing the sexier clothes he just had on. These
    clothes are a little bit more like the older seafoam green outfit he used to wear, only they are far
    more professional. On his chest, is a nametag with Richie's image on it.
    He clips it off, and reads it with bewilderment.

    RICHIE
    Library of Infinite Knowledge Staff.
    Richie, Independant Consultant. Huh.

    Richie sees a desk with several unused computers, and he goes to one. At first, he can't figure out
    how to turn it on, until he sees a small black pad which reads "Thumbscan." He shrugs, figuring he has nothing
    to lose, and presses his thumb to the plate. The computer hums to life.

    COMPUTER
    Access granted. Hello, Richie. How may I help you?

    Richie spies a microphone embedded into the monitor.

    RICHIE
    Uh...I need information?

    COMPUTER
    Specify perameters.

    RICHIE
    What is this place?

    COMPUTER
    The Library of Infinite Knowledge. Established over seventy years ago,
    is the foremost authority on knowledge, spanning five continents.

    RICHIE
    Well, I've never heard of it. Where are we?

    COMPUTER
    You are currently in the Delta Omega sector.

    RICHIE
    No, I mean....what country?

    COMPUTER
    This section of the library is located in Kanto.

    RICHIE
    Okay, definately strange. So, what is my job here?

    COMPUTER
    Accessing.....Richie, Independant Consultant. Your duties include
    traveling the globe, collecting information on hard-to-find Pokemon for
    data files. Other duties include cataloging, data share, and legendary
    consultations.

    RICHIE
    Okay...um, can you give me information on Ash Ketchum?

    COMPUTER
    Accessing.....

    A data file of Ash appears on the screen, with a photograph of Ash in the
    corner. He looks rather different. His hair goes all the way to his sholders,
    and he has two long blonde streaks. He also is sporting glasses.

    COMPUTER
    Ashton Ketchum, sixteen years old, raised in Pallet City, Kanto. Commercial
    developer for Library of Infinite Knowledge outpost in Hoenn.

    RICHIE
    What about Gary Oak?

    COMPUTER
    Accessing...

    A data file for Gary pops up, complete with a photo of a very professional-looking
    Gary, wearing an Armani suit, and short, spiky hair.

    COMPUTER
    Gary Oak, sixteen years old, raised in Pallet City, Kanto. Currently holding a Management
    position in the Mergers and Accuisitions division.

    RICHIE
    Is he nearby?

    COMPUTER
    Gary Oak is currently stationed 3 kilometers away. Psi Delta sector.

    RICHIE
    How about a Pokemon named Shi...or ShiShi?

    COMPUTER
    Accessing......

    Without warning, the computer screen turns red and alarms begin going off.

    COMPUTER
    Access denied. Please wait for security to arrive.

    Richie's eyes widen.

    RICHIE
    Uh oh!

    Richie begins running, looking frantically for an exit.

    ***
    UNIVERSE B

    As Gary comes to his senses, he realizes that he is in a moving automobile.
    He slowly blinks, and rubs his eyes, then his senses tell him that he is not
    alone. He quickly turns to his right, and sees that his sister, Mai, is driving.
    However, she doesn't exactly look like the Mai he remembers. She is wearing
    punkish clothing, with torn blue jeans and sporting a black leather jacket with
    a bright pink and blue shirt underneath. Her hair is shorter, almost a pixie-style,
    with several large streaks of bright pink. Her nose is pierced.

    GARY
    Mai?

    Mai continues looking forward.

    MAI
    What?

    GARY
    Wh....what's going on?

    MAI
    I'm in no mood to play your stupid little games.

    GARY
    Who says I'm playing? I don't know what's going on...

    Mai rolls her eyes and lights a cigarette.

    MAI
    Listen brat, I'm only doing this out of family duty...but you
    and I? I told you...we share parents and that's it.

    Gary is silent for a moment, then sighs. He looks out the window,
    wondering exactly what has happoned.

    ***
    UNIVERSE A

    Ash's confusion grows as he nears his home. The building is far more
    run-down than he remembers seeing it earlier that morning, with no real
    yard to speak of, now replaced by trees and outgrown shrubbery.

    ASH
    Mom?

    He enters his house, and sees Deliah is washing the back window. She turns
    with surprise, and stops to turn to her son. Ash notices she looks different.
    Her hair is stringy, unkept. Her face is hardened, showing her age and
    years of hard work.

    DELIAH
    Ashley...what are you thinking? You must get back to
    the laundry right away!

    ASH
    Uh....why?!?

    Deliah shows immediate concern, and walks quickly to her son, and
    places her hand to his forehead.

    DELIAH
    You don't feel feverish. I don't know...perhaps you should lie down.

    ASH
    *What* is going on?!? What happoned to you and our house?
    Where is Gary and Richie?

    DELIAH
    Okay...I think you *do* need to lay down. Come on.

    Deliah leads Ash to an old, battered couch and practically pushes
    him down onto it.

    ASH
    Please mother, you need to answer my questions.

    DELIAH
    Well Ashley, I don't know what to say...

    ASH
    What happoned to you?

    DELIAH
    Nothing dear! I'm the same as I was when you left to wash clothes.

    ASH
    But you're not the same! You've completely changed. Our house
    looks so horrible! What happoned to Mr. Mime?

    A shiver of fear goes through Deliah, and she clutches her son.

    DELIAH
    Mr. Mime?!? Did a Mr. Mime do something to you while you were out?
    Ashley, tell me right now...

    ASH
    No...

    DELIAH
    Why would you mention that Pokemon if you hadn't...I mean,
    what's wrong with your memory? Did you hit your head?

    ASH
    No. I was with Gary and Richie.

    Deliah kneels down and faces her son with confusion.

    DELIAH
    Who? You aren't talking about Gary Oak are you?

    ASH
    Of course.

    Deliah closes her eyes in agony, placing her folded hands to her mouth,
    and Ash sees they are now shaking.

    DELIAH
    Ashley...have you completely lost your mind? Gary is a wanted felon,
    if even one Pokemon spotted you with him, you'd be taken to Human
    Reprocessing. Do you want that? Your father died in one of those
    facilities, and you'd be so stupid as to make that mistake?

    ASH
    You're talking about Gary as if he were a criminal.

    Deliah's eyes flicker, and she shows the briefest moment of compassion.

    ASH
    Listen Ashley, I know you and Gary are childhood sweethearts.
    I know...no matter how many perfectly fine guys I introduce you to,
    you'll never stop loving him. But Gary has defied Pokemon Law.
    Just because he has developed a way to sneak around unnoticed,
    believe me the day will come when he will be caught, and promptly executed.

    Ash bolts up from his complacency.

    ASH
    EXECUTED?!?

    DELIAH
    Of course. We've had this conversation plenty of times.
    Too many times actually. Gary is a high level enemy of
    Pokemon, therefore he is a enemy of us. Now...who's this Richie?
    Is he a cohert of Gary's? Another felon?

    ASH
    Okay...I think it's safe to say I am not in my proper universe.
    ShiShi must have sent me here or something, because
    this place is obviously a parallel universe.

    Deliah silently stares at her son for a few moments before pushing
    him back down.

    DELIAH
    Rest. If you're not better soon, we'll call Dr. Onward.

    ***
    UNIVERSE B

    Outside the Library of Infinite Knowledge, Richie is walking
    at a swift pace, looking at a map as he goes. The area is strange,
    consisting of nothing but apartment buildings and resteraunts. There
    were no streets, no cars...apparently people traveled by other means.

    RICHIE
    Okay....this should be the Psi Delta sector...

    Richie sees an older woman walking with her grandson, he approaches.

    RICHIE
    Excuse me...can you tell me where I might find Gary Oak?

    OLD WOMAN
    Why, of course! He has the largest penthouse in this sector! Just
    enter that building there, and head up to the top floor!

    RICHIE
    Hey, thanks a lot!

    Richie nods and quickly runs to the building she mentioned. Then the
    old woman takes out a pocket microphone.

    OLD WOMAN
    This is Agatha. I just encountered a teenaged boy who seems to be looking
    for Mr. Oak's penthouse. Not sure if he's the boy the Library is looking for, but
    he was wearing green.

    ***
    UNIVERSE C

    Gary watches in silence as Mai pulls into a driveway of a modestly nice house.
    A two-story Dutch-Colonial with white siding and green shudders, surrounded
    by lush gardens and green foliage. A small duck pond rests in the backyard.
    He was about to ask where they were, but stops when he sees the name 'Oak.'
    carved on a sign, dangling from a lamp post. The two siblings exit the car.
    Mai lights a cigarette.

    MAI
    Longest damn two hours of my life.

    Gary looks the house over, and is distracted by the hydrengia bushes all over
    the place, his favorite. The front door opens, and a boy no older than fourteen
    emerges from within. Gary has to do a double-take, as there is a familiarity there.
    He looks somewhat like Gary, but has the same color of Mai's brunette hair. He's wearing
    a baggy bright red shirt, and short black shorts.

    Mai half-smiles at him as he runs towards them.

    MAI
    Hi Andy.

    GARY
    Andy?

    Andy runs up and hugs Gary tightly.

    ANDY
    Gary! I wasn't sure I'd ever see you again, big brother!

    GARY
    Er...we're related...?

    Mai rolls her eyes, however Andy only nods in agreement.

    ANDY
    That's what I told everyone. You couldn't stay away forever,
    because we are your family.

    MAI
    Don't get too sentimental, Andy. He didn't want to come.
    I had to force him.

    Andy backs away from Gary.

    ANDY
    Is that true? You...really don't want to see us anymore?

    Gary thinks a moment.

    GARY
    I...really don't know what to say.

    Mai takes another drag from her cigarette.

    MAI
    He's been playing the dummy card since we left. I don't buy it.
    Gary, you have a lot of explaining to do. I personally am over you
    and your issues, but Andy still holds you in high reguards. Hopefully
    your time here will cure him of that problem.

    Andy frowns at Mai.

    ANDY
    You're so mean, Mai. Be nice!

    Mai throws her cigarette to the ground and sighs as she stomps it out.

    MAI
    Whatever. I did my part. Gary's here. I'm going inside.

    Andy and Gary watch her enter. Andy turns to Gary and smiles.

    ANDY
    Okay, she's gone. Now come on...tell the truth...you do miss us all, right?
    I know you had your reasons for running away...I mean, I miss Gramps too...
    but you're my only brother, and I love you. Cindy still loves you, even if she
    can barely remember you. Mai...deep down I know she still loves you even
    if she won't admit it. You just...you hurt her feelings! The things you said to
    us all before you took off...

    Gary is still reeling from seeing a sibling...a sibling that simply *couldn't*
    exsist as far as he's concerned.

    GARY
    Uh...we're brothers...

    Andy smiles, and nods.

    ANDY
    Now and forever.

    GARY
    And Cindy...

    ANDY
    She just turned ten...wait till you see her. But she does remember you.

    GARY
    ...she's my sister...

    Slowly, a realization is coming to Gary.

    Andy scrunches his eyes and ***** his head.

    ANDY
    You...must have had quite an adventure since you left home. I'm
    betting you're scared of seeing Mom and Dad again, but...

    Gary's mouth opens wide as he gasps.

    GARY
    Mom and Dad? T-They're H-Here?!?

    Andy nods once.

    GARY
    They're alive...

    Before Andy can reply, Gary is running for the front door. He runs inside, and
    immediately begins calling loudly.

    GARY
    Mom!!! Dad!!!

    Gary turns when he sees motion out of the corner of his eye, but it's only
    himself in a mirror. He's startled at first, seeing how differently he looks. His hair
    is very long, going almost to his mid-back. And pulled into a tight ponytail. He's
    wearing all black clothes, tightly. He has a large tattoo coming up from under his shirt,
    and trailing to behind his ear.

    From the kitchen, Darrin and Saffron Oak emerge. Darrin has short,
    slicked-back brown hair, brown eyes, and a square jaw. Saffron has
    fiery red hair, blue eyes, and is dressed rather elegantly. Both seem rather
    shocked to see their eldest son, and stand motionless. Gary, also, stops
    dead in his tracks when he sees them.

    SAFFRON
    ...Gary...

    Gary, unbeknownst to him, begins shedding tears.

    GARY
    Mom...dad...

    He runs to them, embracing both in a large hug. His tears are flowing
    freely.

    GARY
    I've wanted this my entire life...

    Saffron is now crying as well.

    SAFFRON
    Oh son...your father and I are so sorry...you don't know
    how sorry we are...

    DARRIN
    We never should have said those things. We were afraid we'd lost
    you forever.

    Gary squeezes harder, not wanting to let them go. A genuine smile
    comes to his face.

    ***
    UNIVERSE A

    After napping, Ash sits up on the couch, and sees his mother is sitting on
    a rocking chair, knitting.

    ASH
    Mom?

    Deliah looks up.

    DELIAH
    Ashley, you feeling better?

    ASH
    Uh...I guess. I was actually hoping this was all a dream.

    DELIAH
    You are acting so strangely...I do wish you would tell me what happoned.

    ASH
    You wouldn't believe me if I told you.

    DELIAH
    Well, you should go back to the stream, collect the clothes, if you're feeling
    okay. If a Pokemon comes across them, and thinks you littered them there,
    there's no telling what could happen.

    ASH
    Uh...okay...

    Ash stands, and walks to the front door. He opens it, looks outside,
    then looks back to his mother.

    ASH
    Uh...why are all these Pokemon out here?

    Deliah, startled, quickly stands and runs to the front door. She peers out,
    and sees that their front yard has dozens and dozens of rather angry looking
    Pokemon. Glooms, Vileplumes, Rapidashes, Beedrills, Butterfrees, Kadabras,
    Tangelas, Persians, and one very angry looking Alakazam.

    DELIAH
    Oh no...it's too late. They know.

    Alakazam clinks it's two spoons together, and sends a telepathic signal to
    the Humans.

    ALAKAZAM
    (voice)
    You shall remain here until an arbitor arrives. Any attempt at escape will
    result in death.

    Deliah, in a sudden state of panic, takes two steps out to the porch.

    DELIAH
    Please...my son is not well! He must have hit his head! He's...

    Alakazam looks furious, and his spoons bend.

    ALAKAZAM
    (Voice)
    SILENCE!

    With a sparkle, Deliah is motionless, frozen in place like a statue. Ash
    can only watch in disbelief.

    ASH
    Mom? MOM?!?

    Suddenly, a high-pitched ringing can be heard, and every Pokemon...including
    Alakazam...barrols over in pain. Then, from the bushes, Ash sees Gary Oak, holding
    a device of some sort.

    ASH
    Gary?!?

    Gary, looking very disheveled and gauntly, rushes past the agonizing Pokemon and
    towards Ash's front door. Ash notices he has a large scar from just under his right eye,
    that leads down to his chin. He's wearing a black shirt, and khaki pants. A large duffel bag
    is draped over his sholder.

    GARY
    Ashley, we need to leave now.

    ASH
    But...but my mom!

    GARY
    I'm sorry, but there's no time.

    Gary extends his hand, and after a moment's hesitation, Ash takes it. The two flee into
    the woods, and moments later the Pokemon begin to recover.

    ALAKAZAM
    (voice)
    After them!!!!

    The Pokemon quickly search the nearby forest, but to no avail. They were unaware of
    a secret trap door leading to an underground chamber. A chamber where the small, but
    growing, Human resistence movement is residing.

    ***
    UNIVERSE B

    Richie enters a golden elevator on the ground floor.

    ELEVATOR
    Please state the desired floor.

    RICHIE
    Uh....top floor, please.

    ELEVATOR
    Top Floor, Penthouse. Affirmative.

    The elevator wizzes up swiftly to the top floor, and dings when it stops.

    ELEVATOR
    The elevator doors have opened. Please leave.

    Richie walks out, and sees there are two doors in the hallway. He approaches the
    first, and sees the name 'Oak' engraved in gold. He smiles as he raps quietly on it.
    Nobody answers, so he knocks again. Moments later, the door opens. However,
    an elderly lady greets him with a smile. Her aged, wizened face belies a kind nature,
    showing a genuine thruthfulness around her eyes. Her black and white dress is of
    the classic housemaid variety, and she's holding a feather duster in her right hand.

    RICHIE
    Uh hi...I was looking for Gary.

    The elderly lady raises her eyebrows.

    ELDERLY LADY
    Gary?!? My my...you must know him quite well to address him by his
    first name. Mr. Oak is currently taking a business call. Please, come in.

    She opens the door wider, allowing him to enter. Richie is at first taken back by the
    tastefully decorated interior, swirls of cream-color mixed with baby blue and violet.
    Bright boquets of flowers on several tables. Carpeting the color of royal blue, with
    matching draperies adorning the windows. The visitor from another universe realizes
    he's focusing too much on his surroundings and quickly looks to the woman and smiles.

    RICHIE
    I'm Richie.

    ELDERLY LADY
    I'm Enid. My, you are a handsom one. Definately Mr. Oak's type. I
    assume you two met at the office. He has impecible taste, I will admit.

    Richie goes over what she just said, then blushes.

    RICHIE
    Well gee, thanks.

    Enid winks at him.

    ENID
    Please, make yourself at home in the lounge. I'll inform Mr. Oak of your
    arrival.

    RICHIE
    Okay.

    Richie sits on a comfortable plush sofa while Enid briskly walks down a hallway.

    ENID
    (voice)
    Oh Mr. Ooooak! You have a gentlemen caller!

    Richie laughs lightly to himself, taking a liking to the maid. He looks around,
    and sees a photograph on the coffee table. It's of Gary and his sister Mai.
    The two are standing at Oak's laboratory, however oddly enough Mai has
    sholder-length cherry red hair, while Gary's hair is very light auburn, almost brown,
    with random blonde streaks. The two are smiling widely, with Mai holding up her index
    and middle finger. Gary looks to be a studious youth, holding several books in his right
    arm, and sporting rather blandly-styled clothes.

    RICHIE
    Hey, it's Mai!

    Moments later, he can hear voices from down the hall, nearing him.

    ENID
    (voice)
    But he says he knows you, Mr. Oak.

    GARY
    (voice)
    I'm not expecting anyone...haven't met anybody new lately!

    Suddenly Gary is rounding the corner and looks rather angry. Dressed in
    an emaculately posh Armani suit, with a blue undershirt and a purple tie. His
    dark auburn hair is short and spiky, and he apparently works out. Richie
    quickly stands.

    GARY
    Who are you and why are you....

    Gary sputters out on his words as he takes in Richie's beauty.

    GARY
    ..you....uh...hello...

    Richie smiles, and takes several steps forward.

    RICHIE
    Hello Gary, you don't know who I am, huh?

    Gary, almost blushing, shakes his head.

    GARY
    I don't believe I do, Mr.....

    RICHIE
    Call me Richie. And it's kind of a long story.

    Gary smiles slightly.

    GARY
    Well, lucky for you I have the afternoon off. Please...
    join me in my office.

    The two exchange glances before Gary leads Richie away. Enid
    watches them leave, and giggles pleasantly to herself.

    ***
    UNIVERSE C

    Gary sits at a rather large dining table, directly across from his parents.
    His eyes can barely look at anything but them, as they eat. He can barely
    touch his food. Sitting next to him is Andy, who seems mesmerized by the
    return of his older brother. At one end is Mai, who seems completely
    disinterested in the whole affair, the other end is Cindy, a ten year old who
    looks like a miniature version of Mai, but has a colorful array of beads strewn
    throughout her brown hair, and a pinkish suit on. She seems rather bemused by
    her brother's sudden return, but processes it as if a distant family relative is visiting,
    for she doesn't know Gary in the slightest.

    SAFFRON
    Gary, please...tell us about your time away.

    DARRIN
    There's so much we don't know, son.

    Gary looks down to his plate, thinking of what to say. He could lie to them, but he
    wanted to be honest to his parents. But how could they possibly understand?

    SAFFRON
    Before you left home abruptly, you spoke of attending a university.

    GARY
    Well...

    MAI
    I can tell you where he was when I found him. He lives in a squalor of
    a home. With the Ketchum boy and another. I only saw one bed.

    Quickly, the smiles fade away from Darren and Saffron. Gary takes a deep
    breath, and manages to speak.

    GARY
    I...guess you all don't like Ash very much.

    Darrin and Saffron look at each other, dismayed. Gary can sense that his
    mother is heartbroken, and his father seems somewhat angry.

    SAFFRON
    We had hoped that you would have seen the error of your ways. Gary,
    with all the love and support we offered you...we still can't see where we
    went wrong.

    Darrin nods in agreement.

    DARRIN
    And if we didn't, how could we miss whatever it was...something so tragic in
    your childhood that it allowed you to develop this way. To think that you could
    love a man the way I love your mother.

    Suddenly it hits Gary. Hard. His parents...at least his parents in *this* universe...
    were against his lifestyle. If his counterpart had indeed run away from home, Gary
    now knew why.

    GARY
    I see. So this whole thing is about how I love Ash.

    Darrin suddenly grows angrier.

    DARRIN
    Don't say that, please! *We* love you. Nothing will change that. But don't
    dishonor us by lying. Love is a sacred thing, and two men cannot possibly
    love each other the way a man and a woman could. It's just not conceivable.

    SAFFRON
    We have nothing against Ash Ketchum. I like Deliah just fine, but we always told
    her that being a single mother would have grave consequences on her son and
    it did. With you...we are still at a loss for words as to how this could happon.

    Gary can't believe it, but he's starting to feel defensive. Defensive to his
    own parents who he's never met before in his life.

    GARY
    It doesn't just happon. Looking back, I pretty much knew I was different
    from a very early age. I didn't ask for it...didn't search it out. I pretty much
    fell in love with Ash the first time I saw him, when you and Mrs. Ketchum used to
    get together to watch daytime soaps. I spent my childhood obsessing over him
    silently. I tried denying it when we started our Pokemon journey, but at the end
    of the day it always came back to Ash.

    MAI
    What's a Pokemon journey? Some sort of gay sex thing?

    Gary half-closes his eyes as he glances to his witchy sister,
    while Saffron turns to her eldest daughter, upset over her words.

    SAFFRON
    Mai! We don't use that language at the dinner table.

    DARRIN
    Or in this house. Period.

    GARY
    I love Ash. Nothing can ever change that. And I love Richie...

    Gary turns to Mai.

    GARY
    (cont.)
    That would be the other you saw at my residence, Mai.

    Darrin and Saffron are besides themselves.

    DARRIN
    We don't want to hear about your depraved lifestyle, son.
    And obviously talking about it won't help. We want you in our
    lives...but you'll simply have to keep that element to yourself
    when around us.

    GARY
    So your saying you love me...

    SAFFRON
    Unconditionally.

    GARY
    ...But you don't love who I am...what I am.

    DARRIN
    Precisely. We'll simply act as if it isn't there. That way
    when we reintroduce you to our friends and relatives,
    they won't feel dishonored by your presence.

    Saffron manages a smile.

    SAFFRON
    I have been wanting to introduce you to all my friends
    at the charity house. And your father's boss looks
    favorably on employees who have large, close-knit families.

    Gary drops his fork.

    GARY
    Wow. It all makes perfect sense now...why I ran away.
    Do any of you really think I could be happy being in your
    lives this way? You say I dishonor you, but really you all dishonor
    yourselves let alone me!

    SAFFRON
    There's no need for attacking us, hun. We truly love you.
    It tortured us when you left, we just...well we just want to
    take care of you, help you, nurture you the best way
    we know how.

    GARY
    But it's not love mother. You love the idea of me. The idea you
    have in your heads about who I should be. But it's not me.
    It's a delusion that, frankly, I can never live up to.

    Darrin is slowly growing angrier and angrier.

    MAI
    Our parents created us, Gary. We owe them our lives. I don't
    exactly fit the mold myself, and they don't agree with all of my
    choices, but I would never dishonor them the way you do.

    Gary turns to Mai, growing tired of her verbal barbs.

    GARY
    Mai, you dishonor yourself in the process. You're nothing like
    the Mai I know, she followed her dreams as far as she could
    possibly reach, and she certainly would never let hatred overcome her...
    blinding her so badly.

    Mai finds herself at a loss for words.

    Andy finds himself quite excited by this turn of events. Ideas and
    thoughts racing through his brain at breakneck speed. He's never
    seen such a display within his family before, and it makes him idolize
    his brother even more.

    GARY
    Besides, Gramps never seemed to care. Apparently he knew I loved
    Ash even before *I* did.

    DARRIN
    Oh, is that so? My father died when you were nine, and last time I
    checked, he didn't approve of that lifestyle anymore than I did.
    I, too, once had a gay friend named Rory. I thought I could ignore
    his ways, until your grandfather found out he was secretly infatuated with
    me. We promptly expelled him from the house, and our lives. I fail
    to see the logic in your words, dear boy.

    Saffron stands, and centers herself. She raises her chin.

    SAFFRON
    I'm heading to bed. I think it would be best for all of us to clear our
    heads tonight, and attempt a more...civilized discussion tomorrow...
    over a nice breakfast. Andrew, be a dear and clear the table tonight.

    And with that, Saffron heads off to her bedroom. Darrin stands, and looks
    pointedly at his eldest son.

    DARRIN
    You'd be wise to not make these mistakes tomorrow. And I will not
    tolerate you dishonoring my father's name in vain. In case you forgot,
    he died saving yours and Mai's lives, the very least you can do is *honor*
    his memory...his legacy. Good night.

    Darrin storms off, leaving the siblings to look around at each other. Mai looks
    at Gary, frowning.

    MAI
    I'll never understand you, little brother. I guess I never will.

    Mai stands, and walks to the front door, and leaves. Cindy races to her cell-phone,
    calls her friend and immediately begins a gossip-session. Gary feels faint, but
    can't help but notice Andy seems even more energetic.

    GARY
    Uh...sorry you had to witness all that.

    ANDY
    Are you kidding? I had no idea, big brother. No idea at all.
    I used to beg mom and Mai to tell me why you left,
    but they would never tell me. I had no idea you were gay!

    Gary grimaces. This isn't exactly a great way to come out to
    a family member that doesn't even exsist in his reality.

    GARY
    Yeah, well, I suppose you're grossed out and mad as well, it's
    okay. This universe obviously isn't favorable to people like me.
    I won't be offended if you don't want to know me, or should I say
    the real me.

    Andy looks around quickly, making sure the two are alone. He then
    leans closer to Gary and speaks barely above a whisper.

    ANDY
    No! In fact you're the very first person I'm going to tell this to...
    I'm gay, too. I like boys, and I've been terrified to bring it up
    to anyone around here. Especially mom and dad. I...guess it's
    a good thing I didn't, huh?

    And with that, Andy wraps his arms around Gary and hugs him, tears
    beginning to flow from his eyes. Gary is shocked, his eyes wide with
    disbelief. All he can do is place one arm around his brother, with sympathy.

    ***
    UNIVERSE A

    Ash cannot believe the massively large underground world. It must have taken
    *ages* to build. And there are large numbers of Humans, all wearing tattered
    clothing. Most of them are skeleton thin, obviously malnurished and possibly
    dehydrated. Many stare at Ash, taking in yet another amongst their ranks.

    Leading Ash through the crowds was Gary, holding his hand gingerly.

    ASH
    Wow, this place is strange...

    Gary turns back to face him, half-grinning.

    GARY
    See? I told you. I knew it wouldn't be too long before you
    joined me down here. I...I'm just sorry I couldn't do it earlier,
    so your mother could be here with us.

    ASH
    Do you think she'll be okay?

    Gary doesn't answer right away.

    GARY
    Perhaps. My psychic friend told me only you were in danger for
    abandoning your duties, and leaving clothing in the forest.

    Gary stops and spins around.

    GARY
    Seriously Ashley-boy, what *we're* you thinking? Going against
    the laws we were taught since we were knee high?

    Ash shrugs once, staring into Gary's eyes. He realizes this is a
    completely different Gary than the one he knew, but that same spark
    is still there. He smiles faintly.

    ASH
    Thanx for rescuing me.

    Gary grins back, trying to keep his cool.

    GARY
    Did you ever doubt I wouldn't be there to do it?
    When I make promises, I keep them!

    Ash grows closer to Gary, and begins closing his eyes. A fleeting
    thought crosses Ash's mind...is this cheating? This isn't really Gary,
    at least not the Gary he knows and loves. This Gary belongs to another
    Ashley Ketchum, the one who properly belongs here. However, his thoughts,
    and the upcoming kiss, are interrupted when a band of children scurry past them.

    GARY
    Heh, kids.

    Ash smiles.

    ASH
    So where are you taking me?

    GARY
    My place, of course.

    Gary turns and continues leading Ash.

    GARY
    (cont.)
    We'll have lots to talk about when we get there.

    Ash nods.

    ASH
    Oh, for sure. I can't even begin to tell you how much.

    ***
    UNIVERSE B

    Richie finds that he is impressed with Gary's personal office, which
    boasts a jacuzzi as well as a space designated for Yoga. And as he sits
    across from Gary, seperated only by his desk, he can't help but feel
    the same level of attraction he has for his own Gary. He has just explained
    who he really is, and how he came to be in this universe. Judging by
    the varied looks on Gary's face, he's not sure if the taller teen believes him.

    RICHIE
    ...And so, that's how I found myself here. Since Ash is in Hoenn, I didn't
    know who else I could trust but you.

    Gary is certainly mind-numbed from hearing the beauty across from him,
    telling him tales of paralell universes, mystical islands, and torrid romances.

    GARY
    Very interesting. I'm predisposed to write you off as insane...but...you've
    said one thing that is proof to me that it's all true.

    Richie raises his eyebrows, waiting for him to continue.

    GARY
    I've loved Ashton Ketchum since I was a kid. Never told a soul about it,
    certainly not to him. Nobody would have guessed, either. I kept it very
    hidden, and as a result kept away from Ashton all together.

    RICHIE
    Well, more or less you almost made the same mistake in my reality
    as well.

    Gary smiles, bewildered.

    GARY
    To think...Ashton and I really *could* have been together
    all these years...I had no idea he was capable of feeling that way...but
    you're also right about one other thing...I am...very...attracted to you
    as well. Was from the moment I saw you, in fact.

    Richie grins widely.

    RICHIE
    I know. It was written all over you. It's amazing that we worked
    so closely at that bizarre library for so long yet never crossed
    paths.

    GARY
    So are you here...forever? Will you be returning to your Earth?

    Richie's smile goes sour.

    RICHIE
    I...I don't know. I *hope* so! There's two lucky men back there I plan
    on marrying! I guess it'll depend on how ShiShi's attack works.

    GARY
    ShiShi...that's odd...I once remember my grandfather...he's a Pokemon
    archeologist here...talking about some rare Pokemon named Shi...

    RICHIE
    That's his pre-evo form.

    GARY
    But my grandfather was silenced about unveiling his findings...even to me.
    The library boasts infinite knowledge, but in truth it holds many secrets.
    It's best not to dwell on it, however. The library is very powerful.

    Richie nods.

    RICHIE
    I've noticed. I love libraries...but this is too much...

    Gary smiles as he stands, and walks over him. He carefully
    places his hands on Richie's hips. He leans down and plants
    a soft kiss on the smaller teens lips. When it's over, he pulls
    back and a look of euphoria has swept over him.

    GARY
    Amazing. I...I've never kissed a guy before and felt this way...

    Richie keeps his gaze on Gary, placing his hands to Gary's hips.

    RICHIE
    Your soul has been starved for true love. It's obvious. If only
    Ash was here...but...we'll just have to make due.

    Gary seems purplexed by this statement.

    GARY
    Huh? Wha....

    The taller teen is cut off by Richie as he gives him a full-blown kiss, practically
    knocking him over. Within moments the two are scrambling to remove each other's
    clothing, trying not to pry each other from the hot kiss in the process...although Gary's
    tie is proving to be troublesome for Richie.

    ***
    UNIVERSE C

    Behind the Oak residence, Gary sits in silence, swinging slowly on an old
    tire swing. Near him, sitting against a tree, is Andy. Both are gazing up at
    the moon. A warm night breeze lightly sweeps over them, and the older
    brother finally glances down.

    GARY
    So...how long have you known?

    Andy continues looking upward.

    ANDY
    Since I was ten. At first I got very sad
    over it...but I realized it's a part of me
    just as much as my love for art, anime,
    video games and books.

    GARY
    Well, I already know why you don't want
    mother and father to know...seriously they
    should consider taking some enlightening
    classes.

    ANDY
    I will probably take the cowardly way out
    and just move far away and never tell them.

    Gary nods slowly.

    GARY
    Who knows? Maybe having two gay sons
    will wake them up! Make them realize
    they have to deal with it.

    Andy stands, and stretches.

    ANDY
    I dunno...

    Gary watches Andy begin to walk away, so he gets up and
    walks swiftly over to him and places his hand on his sholder.

    GARY
    Andy, I know things seem bleak, but you
    have to remember our parents do love us.
    They're just...kinda lame about it.

    Andy nods slowly, then looks up to his big brother with a smile.

    ANDY
    Tell me about what it's like where you live!

    Gary pauses, as he actually knows nothing about where Mai found him.
    So, he decides to just describe his own universe.

    GARY
    It's very different from here. People are
    preoccupied with other things. While being
    gay isn't exactly universally accepted there
    either, it's definately a better place to be.

    ANDY
    So you know a lot of gay guys?

    Gary smiles.

    GARY
    Oh...yeah. I've met so many, I've lost count.

    ANDY
    If that's true, then why don't you let me come with you!

    GARY
    Huh?

    ANDY
    There's nothing for me here, big brother. I don't want to
    live in hiding. I want to find a boyfriend. I want to be free
    in the sun. I'm ready to leave home, I promise. Just
    like you.

    GARY
    Uh...Andy...that's a really big step. We should at least
    confront mom and dad. Together. I'll be with you, it'll
    be alright.

    ANDY
    You have more faith in them than I do, I guess.

    GARY
    I have to. They're my parents!

    ANDY
    What if they won't accept me?

    He ponders the question a moment.

    GARY
    Well, then you'll be coming with me.

    Andy smiles at his big brother, and gives him a giant hug.

    ***
    UNIVERSE A

    Ash is suprised to find that Gary's residence was, in fact, a cave. Sure,
    it was sparcely decorated with spartan furnature and livable, but he had
    a hard time imagining anybody living here, let alone Gary.

    GARY
    Welcome home. I know it's not much, but it has a comfy bed I swiped
    from an abandoned mansion up above.

    Ash smiles.

    ASH
    Wow, Gary. You really live here?

    Gary nods, slightly hurt.

    GARY
    I know...you deserve better. I used to live in one of the buildings we passed,
    but I let my sister have it when she got married. Living here keeps me from
    growing soft...I'm always ready to fight no matter the time of day.

    Ash looks around, and sees there is a photograph nailed to the wall. It's a
    photograph of this universe's Ashley and Gary, inside Deliah's house. They
    are no older than ten, and are standing side by side, each with an arm around
    the other's waste. They both are sporting cheesy grins, and Ashley is missing
    one of his front teeth.

    ASH
    We were so cute!

    Gary walks up behind Ash, and rests his chin on Ash's sholder, then places his arms
    around him in a soft hug.

    GARY
    It seems like a thousand lifetimes ago. Since that picture I've had to kill
    so many Pokemon. Even some Humans that were Pokemon sympathizers.
    Do you know how I've managed to stay alive and sane through it all?

    ASH
    No.

    Gary straightens up and turns Ash to face him.

    GARY
    Thinking about our last kiss, and how we promised we would
    do what it took to survive to find ourselves back with each other.

    Ash slightly gasps as he feels Gary tighten his grip around Ash's
    waste.

    GARY
    I love you, Ashley.

    Ash sees that despite the tough exterior, he *is* the same Gary Oak
    deep inside. He smiles gingerly, closes his eyes, and leans up to
    give Gary the sweetest, softest kiss he's ever had. Before long, the
    kiss becomes more forceful and the two begin running their hands up and
    down the other's bodies.

    Neither noticed someone enter the cave, watch the two for several moments,
    until he coughed rather pointedly.

    Ash broke the kiss, and looked to see none other than Richie! But wait...this
    was obviously the Richie that belonged to this universe. His hair was buzzed short,
    and he was very dirty. His clothes were soiled with mud, and he has bruises of various
    colors all over his body.

    GARY
    Richie!

    Richie snarls, and reveals a 2x4 with nails jutting out of it.

    RICHIE
    Gary. When Todd told me he saw you with someone else, I knew
    it couldnt be true unless I saw it with my own eyes. Well...now it's
    time to pay for cheating on me.

    As Richie raises the 2x4, Ash takes a step forward.

    ASH
    Richie! It's me...Ash!

    Richie smiles.

    RICHIE
    Hello Ash, I'm Richie. Now, preprare to die!

    As Richie begins inching closer, Gary lightly places his hands up and smiles

    GARY
    Richie, this isn't what it looks like...this is *Ashley*!

    Richie stops, and takes a closer look at Ash.

    RICHIE
    You're the one Gary grew up with...

    ASH
    Uh huh.

    Richie lowers the 2x4.

    RICHIE
    Okay. Fair play, Gary. We did agree that our ship would sail
    once you got your prescious *Ashley* back. I'll honor that
    promise. You'll never see me again. Good bye.

    Richie turns and begins walking to the cave's entrance. Ash quickly
    runs to him.

    ASH
    Wait, Richie! Stop!

    Richie spins around, and watches Ash as he bolts to him.

    ASH
    Please....don't go.

    Richie slightly ***** his head to the side, trying to figure out the stranger's
    deal.

    RICHIE
    ...why?

    ASH
    Because you and Gary found each other in this crazy universe. That's awesome!

    Richie momentarily glances to Gary, then back at Ash. He had to admit the guy was cute.

    RICHIE
    But you're here now.

    Ash smiles.

    ASH
    Exactly! Now we can all be together! Like it should be!

    A few moments pass, and Gary and Richie both sweatdrop simultaneously.

    ***

    UNIVERSE B

    Richie and Gary both let out exasperated sighs as they arise from Gary's bed.

    GARY
    Wow...that was...intense.

    Richie smiles and winks at him.

    RICHIE
    It was! You definately know how to work that tongue.

    Gary smirks, and lightly blushes as he stands, nude. Richie eyes his bubble butt
    as the taller teen walks to his closet and retrieves his robe. He then grabs a
    second robe, and tosses it to Richie.

    GARY
    Here, put it on. There's some delicious chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream
    in the kitchen, I think we should split it.

    Richie smiles as he stands, and places the robe around himself. He then nods.

    RICHIE
    Sounds good.

    The two teens exit the bedroom, and as they enter the livingroom, they see Enid
    the housekeeper running towards them in a panic.

    ENID
    Master Oak! The L.I.K. Security is here, I couldn't keep them out.

    Gary and Richie stop, confused.

    GARY
    Huh?

    Suddenly a team wearing navy blue suits walk around the corner. Gary focuses in on the leader.

    GARY
    Koga?

    Koga, the team leader, stops and stares at Gary.

    KOGA
    Gary! Er...Mr. Oak. I didn't realize this was *your* apartment.

    GARY
    What's the meaning of this?

    KOGA
    I have orders to retrieve this young man.

    RICHIE
    What?!?

    GARY
    Why?

    KOGA
    He was attempting to obtain knowledge about a Class Seven Pokemon.

    RICHIE
    Y-You mean ShiShi?

    KOGA
    The Library Administrators wish to interroga...interview this young man.
    Since you appear to be an accomplice, I have no option but to obtain you
    as well.

    Richie and Gary look at each other with trepidation.

    ***

    UNIVERSE C

    Gary awakens to the sound of knocking at his bedroom door. He stumbles
    out of bed, and makes his way to the door. When he opens it, he sees
    Andy, smiling widely.

    ANDY
    Morning, big brother!

    Gary offers a soft smile.

    GARY
    Mornin' Andy.

    Andy enters and shuts the door behind him.

    ANDY
    Mom sent me to wake everyone up for breakfast. I'm...so excited!
    All last night, I kept going between excited and terrified, but now
    I know it's the right thing to do!

    GARY
    Well, if your sure then I'm sure!

    Andy opens the door, and leads Gary down the stairs to the table.
    Mai, Cindy and Darrin are all sitting at their places.

    DARRIN
    Morning son. I see you chose not to flee in the night, so it would
    seem you are willing to compromise with your family.

    Gary half smiles as he sits.

    GARY
    I'm still here.

    MAI
    Oh, happy day.

    DARRIN
    Mai...

    Before Darrin can continue, Saffron exits from the kitchen, holding
    breakfast entrees on a large tray.

    SAFFRON
    Breakfast is served!

    Saffron places the tray down and sits.

    ***

    UNIVERSE A

    Gary and Richie both sit on the small cot, listening to Ash as he explains
    his entire story. Both seem quite stunned to hear the tale.

    ASH
    ...So really, I'm not the Ash that belongs in this universe. I don't think
    I'll be here much longer, but I *know* if I was sent here for a reason,
    it was to brong the three of us together!

    Richie smiles weakly at Ash.

    RICHIE
    That story is too crazy to be made up.

    GARY
    Imagine...all these universes out there...all of them with...*us*, or...versions
    of us. I guess we got the short straw of the multiverses.

    RICHIE
    To think I actually *train* a Pikachu. A couple of years ago, I met a Pikachu...
    in a Human re-education center. It thundershocked me hundreds of times.
    I...enjoyed killing it slowly.

    Ash widens his eyes and grits his teeth.

    GARY
    Do you think there's a way we would be able to go with you?

    ASH
    I don't know...I...don't think so.

    Gary and Richie both look down a moment.

    RICHIE
    It would be nice to escape this place...wow...up until this moment I never
    even realized there *was* a better place.

    GARY
    Technically, it doesn't exsist...in this reality.

    RICHIE
    But still...imagine a world where we could live in happiness...in the sunlight.

    ASH
    Well...maybe you can't escape this world...but that doesn't mean you
    can't work towards making this world better.

    GARY
    How? A multitude of humans have tried making peace with Pokemon...
    it doesn't work.

    ASH
    I refuse to believe it's impossible. Besides there *is* a way you can make this
    world a little better right away...

    Ash lowers himself between Richie and Gary, grabs their heads and moves them towards
    his for a three-way kiss. Both shocked teens immediately melt as the kiss begins.

    ***

    UNIVERSE B

    Richie and Gary, both still in their robes, sit in a very plain room with their hands tied
    behind the chairs.

    The door opens, and a man enters, wearing a slick pinstripe suit. Richie gasps,
    as he definately remembers this guy...at least a paralell version of himself.

    MAN
    Good evening, I'm Lance. Chief Administrator of the Library of Infinite Knowledge.
    I've reviewed both of your employee profiles...nowhere does it mention either
    of you have intimate knowledge of Pokemon higher than Class 4. I'd be interested
    in knowing how either of you know about ShiShi.

    Richie looks angrily at Lance.

    RICHIE
    First, I have a question for you. Aren't libraries supposed to represent free
    knowledge, for all to learn from? Why the suppression of knowledge?

    Lance doesn't even flinch at the question.

    LANCE
    Because very few people are worthy of the knowledge. Class five and higher
    Pokemon are prescious and to allow them to be known by commoners is
    sacrilage.

    Richie stares at him for a moment.

    RICHIE
    I don't suppose it has anything to do with the fact that you like sleeping
    with Pokemon and your ambition is to bed as many legendaries as possible.

    Silence, as both Gary and Lance sweatdrop majorly.

    LANCE
    What?

    RICHIE
    If you're anything like the Lance I know...you enjoy the company of Pokemon
    in a very intimate way. Not that I particularly frown on that, but I *know* a lot
    of people wouldn't approve.

    Lance begins sweating.

    LANCE
    How...how could you know such a thing?

    RICHIE
    Because I'm smart. I know a lot for a boy my age. Now, how about you release
    us, and we'll keep quiet about what you like to do with Dragonite!

    Lance gasps, and quickly turns around to face away from them.

    LANCE
    I would be ruined. The Board of Directors would have me removed.

    RICHIE
    Sorry, not my problem. You can avoid it by letting us go.

    GARY
    We'll keep your secret. No one has to know.

    Lance half turns, contemplates the deal, then sighs with defeat.

    LANCE
    Fine. Just don't go around digging for information about high-class
    Pokemon. I see no reason not to let you go.

    Lance walks behind them and unties the ropes.

    LANCE
    I'll escort you two out.

    Richie nods as Gary smiles at him with amazement.

    ***
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    UNIVERSE C

    The Oak family finishes their breakfast, and Saffron pats her mouth with a napkin.

    SAFFRON
    So Gary, how would you like to come with me to my Sunday Social?
    There will be lots of nice people there you can meet.

    Gary glances at Andy, who nods at him.

    GARY
    Actually mom...dad...you both may want to hear what Andy has to say...

    Saffron and Darrin both look over to Andy, who clears his throat.

    ANDY
    Well...I guess this is as good of a time as any...you see...

    Andy's voice grows silent as he stares blankly at his parents.

    SAFFRON
    Yes Andy, dear?

    DARRIN
    What is it, son?

    Andy frowns, and clears his throat again.

    ANDY
    You see...I'm...gay too.

    Saffron and Darrin both slouch slightly, as the shock of the news begins
    hitting them. Cindy's eyes widen as she instinctively reaches for her cell phone.
    Mai rolls her eyes and sighs loudly.

    MAI
    Oh dear lord.

    CINDY
    Ew.

    MAI
    I guess we can give up carrying on the Oak namesake.

    SAFFRON
    Andy...what kind of *horrible* *cruel* joke is this?

    DARRIN
    I know you're just trying to impress your older brother...
    but pulling a prank like this is *not* cool, young man.

    Andy frowns.

    ANDY
    No...when I go to bed at night, I think about kissing boys in my class.
    When I'm shopping with mom, I spend more time looking at the guys in the mall
    than I do at the clothes! Well...unless it's clothes from Hollister.
    And Mai...remember that time you were babysitting us? You had your
    boyfriend Thad come over...and he couldn't find his underwear after you two...
    fooled around? Well...

    Darrin slams his fist hard onto the table.

    DARRIN
    You...YOU...PERVERT!

    ANDY
    I'm not a pervert, dad...I'm fourteen and HORNY. I need a boyfriend!

    Gary eyes bug out of his head, completely shocked by Andy's
    assertive confessional. Saffron literally faints and falls off her chair,
    passed out. Darrin continually gets angrier, now looking at Gary.

    DARRIN
    What did you DO to him?!?

    Gary gawks at his father.

    GARY
    Me?!? You can't make a person gay, dad. You can make a child hide in
    the closet, however.

    DARRIN
    Gary...that was the final insult. You are to leave this house, now.
    Andy, go to your room...stay there till we talk.

    Gary stands, and simply walks to the door as Andy runs, crying, up the stairs.

    GARY
    *grumbling*
    Of all the places I could end up in the multiverse, this is so lame.

    MAI
    Stay gone this time, Gary.

    GARY
    Don't worry about it. I could definately catch loseritis if I stay here too long.

    And with that, Gary is out the door. He walks down the front stairs, and begins
    heading down the front walkway. He turns to look at his house one last time,
    and sees Andy crawling out of his window, carrying a large duffel bag.

    ANDY
    Gary! Wait up big brother!

    Gary watches as Andy runs along the rooftop, jumps to a nearby tree, and quickly
    climbs down it. He then runs to his brother, tears streaming down his face.

    ANDY
    See...I told you.

    GARY
    You sure did. Come on...I'll take you back with me. I promise you'll have a boyfriend
    in no time.

    ANDY
    You think so?

    GARY
    You look like me...believe me, there'll be no problem!

    Andy smiles through his tears as the two leave the yard.

    ***

    UNIVERSE A

    Ash is having fun making out with Gary and Richie when he begins to feel strange.

    ASH
    Huh?

    Ash breaks away from the love-fest, and stands abruptly, much to the other two's chagrin.

    GARY
    What's wrong Ashy?

    RICHIE
    You okay?

    Ash feels even stranger as the world begins spinning around him, and energy begins crackling
    in all different directions.

    ***

    UNIVERSE B

    Richie and Gary walk down the sidewalk, away from the Library of Infinite Knowledge.

    GARY
    I think we should go find Ashton, together.

    RICHIE
    Excellent idea...er....hold on, I feel funny...

    Richie holds his hands to his stomache as he falls to his knees. The world begins spinning around him
    as electric energy crackles all around him.

    GARY
    Richie?!?

    ***

    UNIVERSE C

    Gary is sitting with Andy at a bus stop when he suddenly drops Andy's duffell bag.

    GARY
    What's....WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME?!?

    Gary looks over to Andy, who now seems worried for his big brother.

    ANDY
    Gary?

    ***

    UNIVERSE A

    Ash is enveloped in a bright white light.

    ***

    UNIVERSE B

    Richie is enveloped in a bright white light.

    ***

    UNIVERSE C

    Gary is enveloped in a bright white light.

    ***

    UNIVERSE D

    The bright light fades, and Ash, Richie and Gary find themselves
    huddled in the corner of an abandoned warehouse, which is currently
    hosting a rave. Rave music is playing loudly all around them. The three
    are all dressed as club kids; Richie and Gary are Industrial, Ash, of course,
    is dressed as a Candy Kid, and has a pacifier in his mouth to boot. All three
    are wearing impossibly baggy JNKO Jeans, and Ash has at least fifty brightly
    colored bracelets/arm bands on each arm. All three have glow-sticks as their
    tongue piercings; Ash's is red, Richie's is green and Gary's is purple.

    Ash blows the pacifier out of his mouth and it falls loosely around his chest.

    ASH
    Great, where am I now?

    RICHIE
    What *is* this place?

    GARY
    This music is horrid.

    All three look at each other with shock.

    ASH
    Wait a sec...

    RICHIE
    Are you two...

    GARY
    We all just arrived here...from a...

    GARY/ASH/RICHIE
    Parallel Universe?!?

    Ash smiles widely and runs to Gary and Richie, hugging them instantly.

    RICHIE
    ShiShi must be attempting to send us back home.

    GARY
    This definately isn't home.

    Suddenly all three begin to feel strange as crackling energy surrounds them.

    RICHIE
    Here we go again...

    White light surrounds them...

    ***

    UNIVERSE E

    ...And then diminishes, leaving the three in awe as they find themselves sitting
    in a quiet coffee house. In this universe, all three have completely immersed themselves
    in the "emo" fashion. All are dressed emo, and have similar hairstyles where their bangs are
    long enough to cover one of their eyes. Sitting with them is Todd and Tracey, both of whom
    are emo as well.

    TODD
    My parents just don't understand how much trauma I experienced as a child.
    Perhaps if they did, they would allow me to stay here longer. Whatever.

    ASH
    Oh man...another stupid parallel universe!

    GARY
    ShiShi must be having a hard time getting us home.

    Tracey looks up from his morose-looking drawing with confusion.

    TRACEY
    Huh?

    RICHIE
    Wow, this one is even stranger! We look so depressing!

    Todd smiles.

    TODD
    You know your way hot. Don't try denying it.

    GARY
    How much longer is this going to go on?

    Once again, the three begin feeling wierd as energy coarses around them.

    White light envelops them all...

    ***

    UNIVERSE F

    ...and this time leaves them to find they are now running along a high school track.
    All three are running next to each other, wearing sporty attire; jerseys and short shorts.
    Gary and Richie both sport head bands on their heads, while Ash has a do-rag on his.

    All three stop and look around, and immediately see a bleacher full of spectators yelling
    at them to continue running.

    GARY
    This is getting old.

    ASH
    Uh...are we supposed to be running?

    RICHIE
    I think so...

    Unexpectidly, the white light returns...

    ***

    ...And the three find themselves back home at Prof. Oak's lab! May, Brock,
    Vylette, Tracey, Deliah and Oak are all standing around them.

    RICHIE
    Is this...?

    GARY
    Are we....?

    Ash spies Sparkie, Pikachu, Umbreon and ShiShi, who looks drained, and laughs out loud.

    ASH
    Pikachu! ShiShi! We are home!

    Ash turns and takes a good, long look at his boyfriends, who smile back at him.

    ASH
    Gary...Richie...I've missed you soooo much!

    Ash quickly goes to them, and to everyone's delight, shares the most passionate
    threesome kiss any of them had experienced up to that point. After a point, however,
    they remember that they are being watched and break away sheepishly.

    GARY
    Finally, we're back!

    RICHIE
    Now we'll never be apart again!

    Deliah takes a few steps towards them.

    DELIAH
    Oh Ash, I'm so happy you're back! The way your counterpart was
    talking, that universe you were in was horrible!

    ASH
    It was...until I was able to make one thing better about it.

    RICHIE
    Yeah, I was able to make one thing better myself.

    Gary simply smiles, as he watches Ash run to his mom, and Richie
    go over to his grandfather. He walks to the window, and watches
    the wind sweep over the trees. A small tear can be seen in the corner
    of his eye.

    GARY
    (softly)
    Andy...I hope the one thing I made better was your future.

    Vylette, already bored, speaks up.

    VYLETTE
    So what about those Team Rocket fools? Are they back as well?

    OAK
    I don't know Vylette. We had ShiShi specifically pull out Ash, Richie and
    Gary. In order for them to return, they'll have to figure out why they appeared
    in that particular universe to begin with.

    TRACEY
    Knowing Team Rocket, it'll take them quite awhile.

    MAY
    Probably not long enough.

    We cut to Jessie, James and Meowth, sitting outside Oak's lab.

    JESSIE
    Oh deary me, this is truly exasperating. Around this time I should be
    out shopping with the Dutchess of Kanto.

    JAMES
    I should be flying to Orre with my father to build another grand battle
    stadium.

    MEOWTH
    I should be cozying up to Meowzie. Not sitting here talking like
    a Human!

    JESSIE
    I cannot believe the me of this universe is nothing more than a bumbling
    thief. Like *I* would ever lower myself to that level. Even the servants
    of *my* servants wouldn't stoop that petty.

    JAMES
    And to ally ourselves with Team Rocket? This is a sad, sad universe
    indeed....well, at least here I'm not married to *shudder* Jessiebelle...
    one truly grateful silver lining. I'm sure my counterpart is having
    a *ball* with her.

    JESSIE/JAMES/MEOWTH
    *sigh*

    NARRATOR
    And so...Our heroes are finally reunited. But there is still the grand wedding
    to plan, and they may find out that will be their toughest challenge yet! Stay tuned!

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    They're back home! Yay!!!! And those alternate realities were quite depressing, especially Ash's and Gary's, I'm with Gary I hope Andy will have a better life. And Team Rocket, LoL. It will probably take them a while, but that's probably more good then bad. Now that Gary's back, what's Paul going to do now, did he leave after he found out what happened? And I'm still very cautious about that little boy Richie saw, and Drew. But the wedding's next and I can't wait! Knowing all three of them it should be very interesting....LoL. Can't wait for the next episode, keep up the great work!! ^^

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    Wee ~~ New chapter!

    So, first of all: YAY for Gary!!!!!!
    After a point, however,
    they remember that they are being watched and break away sheepishly
    Poor boys, they can't enjoy their encounter alone xDD

    I liked this new chapter ^-^
    I can't wait to see/read (xD) the wedding!!

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